On 19 October the Vietnam Film Institute (VFI) in Hanoi  is organizing a ceremony of the transfer of solidarity films from the Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV) and the European Foundation Joris Ivens. Representatives of the Dutch Embassy, of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, the director of the VFI , the director of the MCNV and the representative of the Ivens Foundation will be present when the 45 films will be handed over to the national film iinstute. Afterwards a study meeting will take place for the personnel of the VFI (200 collaborators). 

Read more: Ceremony and Ivens study meeting Vietnam Film Institute

Almost 30 years ago Joris Ivens was awarded Honorary Citizen of his birthplace Nijmegen, thanks to mayor Ien Dales. Ivens himself, together with Marceline Loridan-Ivens, opened in October 1987 a small film theater in Cinemariënburg during the ceremonies. In a new renovated wing of the present film art house LUX (250.000 visitors per year) on 15 September again a new 'Joris Ivens cinema' will be opened. This cinema room is part of Studio LUX, especially dedicated to film education.

Read more: Joris Ivens Cinema in LUX: 'Around the World in 80 Films'

Joris Ivens: 'Around the World in 80 Films'

Almost 30 years ago jaar Ivens himelf was present at the opening of a cinema in the Nijmegen filmtheater Cinemarienburg. On 15 September again a new Joris Ivens cinema will opened at the present art house/filmtheater LUX (250.000 visitors a year). This cinema is part of Studio LUX, a new  wing of the building especially dedicated to a national pilot, a pioneering film educational HUB with film lab.  

Read more: Joris Ivens Cinema in LUX: exhibition & film program

This month (july, 2017) we have a film made by Elizabeth Mizon for our initiative 'Politics and Poetry'.
Selected by Shagufta K Iqbal.

Watch the film and read the interview with the curator here.

Read more: New Politics and Poetry selection: Borders

The winner of the 2017 Prix Joris Ivens/Joris Ivens Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Cinéma du reel in Centre Pompidou, Paris, is young Syrian filmmaker Yaser Kassab with his second film On the Edge of Life / Ala hafet al-Hayat (45’). The award for debute films is granted with 7.500 euros by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, Les Amis du Cinéma du reel and CNAP, The National center for Viusla Arts (Cnap).

Read more: 'On the edge of lIfe' wins Joris Ivens Award

On 28 March the Award Ceremony of The Society of Cinema and Media Studies, the world's largest organisation devoted to the scholarly study of film and media, paid tribute to the best  film scholarship of the previous year. Prof. Thomas Waugh received the best book award for his outstanding book about the complete film oeuvre of Joris Ivens. Maryse Elliott (Amsterdam University Press) and Giovanna Fossati (EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam), editors of the Framing Film series, attended the presentation.

Read more: The Award Ceremony of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies

After last years agreement between the Vietnamese Film Instituut and the European Foundation Joris Ivens to establish an active partnership director André Stufkens visited Vietnam on the invitation of director Vũ Nguyên Hùng. The purpose of the successful visit was to make concrete appointments further developing this collaboration of exchange of knowledge and expertise.  

Read more: Ivens Foundation visits Vietnam Film Institute creating a partnership

On March 28th, during the 2017 annual meeting of The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), the Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award for outstanding scholarship in cinema and media studies will be presented to prof. Thomas Waugh for his magisterial The Conscience of Cinema. The Works of Joris Ivens, 1912-1989. It is thé ultimate peer review recognition of the intellectual quality and vibrance of this first book about the complete film oeuvre of Joris Ivens.

Read more: Prestigious Award Thomas Waughs' book on Joris Ivens

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