The 2016 Cannes Film Festival may already be underway, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the lineup is set in stone. Quite the contrary, actually, as organizers have announced that Bernard-Henri Lévy’s “Peshmerga” has been to this year’s festival as a special screening. The film, which has only recently been discovered, offers a close look at the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. With just a small team in tow, Lévy traveled 1,000 km along the Iraqi frontier filming war situations, landscapes and the faces of men and women rarely seen in the outside world. The special screening will take place on Friday, May 20 at in the Salle Bazin.
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– The Human Rights Watch Film Festival has announced it lineup. The festival will open with Nanfu Wang’s “Hooligan Sparrow” and close out with Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Sonita.” Other highlights include “Jackson,” “Ovarian Pscycos,” “Starless Dreams,” “Tempestad” and “The Uncondemned.” The festival will take place June 10-19 at New York City’s Lincoln Center and IFC Center. You can check out the full lineup and find ticket information here.
– The Frontières market will return to the Fantasia International Film Festival for its sixth edition. Frontières connects North America with Europe in an environment specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Frontières marks its return to Fantasia with an expanded Frontières line-up that will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions. The complete project line-up will be announced during the first week of June. The first wave of projects include “House of Psychotic Women,” “Untold Horror,” and new offerings from Zach Hagen, Brian O’Malley, Yoav and Doron Paz. You can find out more information here.