America’s creative communities are under siege from massive online piracy. This harms creatives and consumers, alike. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, piracy costs the U.S. economy as much as $71 billion and 560,000 American jobs every year.  Illegal offshore piracy websites entice users with “free” movies and television shows, then profit from questionable advertising, malware, credit... Read more

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will gather at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday, February 18, 2024, for the 77th edition of the BAFTA Film Awards. The nominees were announced one month in advance, on January 18. In total, 38 films were nominated for... Read more

The Berlin International Film Festival, known as the Berlinale, will take place for the 74th time from February 15-25, 2024. One talented and lucky filmmaker will earn the festival’s top prize, the Golden Bear. Seven Silver Bears will be awarded for excellent directing, acting, screenwriting, or other crafts. A Golden... Read more

The 66th edition of the GRAMMY Awards® will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the Crytpo.com Arena in Los Angeles. The awards show will be available for live viewing on CBS and Paramount+ with SHOWTIME®. This year, 94 awards will be given in 12 categories. In addition to... Read more

The 40th Sundance Film Festival will take place from January 18–28, 2024, in Utah. The Sundance Institute, which organizes the festival, is the premier nonprofit organization supporting independent filmmakers. In November 2021, Joana Vicente was named its new CEO. Joana is a CreativeFuture Leadership Committee member and a good friend.... Read more

The Golden Globe Awards® will take place for the 81st time on January 7, 2024, but some changes have been made since last year’s ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which started the Golden Globe Awards® in the 1940s, disbanded on June 12, 2023. It handed the awards over... Read more

Dear friends, This year, our annual holiday letter has a special purpose. Of course, we want to warm your hearts with the holiday spirit. Blah blah blah. More urgently, we need to convince you of an indisputable fact: We do NOT deserve torment from the Yule Lads. During the Christmas... Read more

Independently produced films had an outstanding year in 2023. In fact, they won tops prizes at the Academy Awards® (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Cannes Film Festival (Anatomy of a Fall), and Venice Film Festival (Poor Things). These titles demonstrated, once again, why indie films are integral to cinema as... Read more