Naman Ramachandran The second edition of the Ponta Lopud Festival (June 22-27) on the island of Lopud, near Dubrovnik, Croatia, will feature masterclasses from Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Joel Coen. “At this point in our professional lives, we can’t think of a better way to spend the warm days of summer than in conversation about the process of filmmaking and the love of film watching with a group of other filmmakers on an island in the Adriatic Sea,” said McDormand and Coen.Participants at this year’s edition include filmmakers Tamara Kotevska (“Honeyland”), Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović (“Murina), Una Gunjak (“Chicken”), and actor Gordan Bogdan (“Fargo”).
There will also be lectures by director Juho Kuosmanen, producer Peter Spears and talent agent Brian Swardstrom and conversations between masters and participants moderated by special guests, directors Pawel Pawlikowski, Michel Franco, Lili Horvat, Danis Tanovic and Ognjen Glavonic.
The founders of the Ponta Lopud Festival are Miro Purivatra, former director and founder of the Sarajevo Film Festival and Tilda Grossel Bogdanovic from island Lopud.Applications are open for Breakthrough 2022, the talent initiative in partnership with Netflix that showcases and supports the next generation of U.K.
creative talent in film, games and television.BAFTA chair Krishnendu Majumdar said: “Each year we see an incredible array of applications for BAFTA Breakthrough, with those selected for the initiative developing their careers in many ways and some even going on to win a BAFTA.Read more on variety.com