Now its fifth year, the goldRush Rally—a premiere automotive lifestyle rally—is providing its drivers with three different options for participating. For those looking to experience all that the goldRush has to offer, the full journey starts in San Francisco and ends in Chicago seven nights later. This year, however, the event organizers are splitting the rally up into two separate legs. The West Coast portion kicks off on June 9 in San Francisco and heads south to Los Angeles before ending up in Las Vegas on ...
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“Needle,” from U.S. film student Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, has nabbed the top prize at Cannes’ Cinefondation, whose jury was presided by New Zealand-born multi-hyphenate Jane Campion. Ghazvinizadeh, a student at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago, won €15,000. As the First Prize winner, Ghazvinizadeh will have the opportunity to present her feature debut at the Festival. “Needle” is a coming-of-age drama centering... Read more »
As things wind down here on the Croisette, prizes are starting to roll out across the various sections. Last night was Critics’ Week and later today we’ll have the Directors’ Fortnight winners. The Cinéfondation jury, led by president Jane Campion, has just released its top picks for this year. The selection is made up of 18 student films with the winners taking €15,000 for first prize, €11,250 for second and €7,500 for third. The director of first prize winner, in this case Art Institute of Chicago student Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, is also guaranteed their first feature will be presented in Cannes. Her winning short film Needle is about a girl who goes to have her ears pierced, provoking a quarrel between her parents that overwhelms the situation. Click over for the full list of winners: FIRST PRIZE Needle, dir: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA SECOND PRIZE Waiting For The Thaw, dir: Sarah Hirtt INSAS, Belgium JOINT THIRD PRIZE In The Fishbowl, dir: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu UNATC, Romania Pandas, dir: Matúš Vizar FAMU, Czech Republic
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