IDFA Forum, Co-Production, Co-Financing Market, Gives Platform to Women Filmmakers

Leading documentary festival IDFA has selected a diverse lineup for IDFA Forum, the festival’s co-production and co-financing market, which will be entirely online this year, as will the rest of the industry program. Among the 63 projects to pitch at IDFA Forum, there is a strong representation of female pitch teams.

In the Forum, women make up 64% of the producers and directors; in the DocLab Forum, the market’s new media strand, 46% are women. The entire Forum selection includes projects from 45 different production and co-production countries.

Many of the projects center on women. “How to Build a Library,” directed by Maia Lekow and Christopher King, follows two women as they transform a dilapidated, junk-filled library in downtown Nairobi into a vibrant space for the city’s residents.

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“Queen of Chess,” directed by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, tells the story of the relationship and mind games

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Ribbon Enhances SBC SWe Platform With New Licensing Model

Ribbon Communications Inc. RBBN recently unveiled a “Pay-As-You-Go” licensing model that will be compatible with its Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe). The communications solution, which is available in Amazon.com, Inc.’s AMZN online software store — AWS Marketplace — is the industry’s only software-based cloud native application that ensures real-time communications with utmost resiliency. Markedly, the latest upgrade is expected to address the growing collaboration needs of enterprise customers while simplifying the ordering process in the AWS Marketplace.

Ribbon primarily focuses on leveraging reliable and secure connectivity. The SBC platform is considered as the perfect solution to tap the benefits of real-time communications without compromising on scale or performance. The SBC solution, which operates in the multi-vendor network environment, has a plethora of variants, one of them being the SBC SWe solution. Equipped with microservices architecture, the SBC SWe is a robust platform that enables customers to foray into

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Love Italian Fashion? Introducing New Digital Platform EXTRAITASTYLE

Stop what you’re doing! The Italian Trade Agency has launched an exciting new digital platform that brings the ‘bellissimo’ of Italian fashion right to your fingertips like never before.

Milan Fashion Week might have just wrapped, but while we’re all still on a high after witnessing the opulent glamour, make sure you peruse the newly-launched EXTRAITASTYLE website to discover foremost Italian designers in the fashion space.

EXTRAITASTYLE (an acronym for Extraordinary Italian Style) will celebrate the country’s finest brands, most of which are still family-owned, in the type of all-out prestige we have come to expect from the innately-stylish country and its inhabitants. The website is debuting with 80 companies, with more names set to join in the coming months too.


If you thought Instagram was your favorite portal to uncover what’s fabulous in fashion, think again. EXTRAITASTYLE will act like a one-stop-shop for the curated selection of brands

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Phillips Launches Online Jewelry Retail Platform

Pieces designed by Shaun Leane are offered at Phillips’s online retail platform “Flawless”.

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Major auction houses have been expanding their online offerings in the wake of Covid-19 crisis. A recent example is
’s new retail platform, Flawless, launched last week to offer exceptional jewels for direct purchase. 

Located on Phillips.com, Flawless currently features 18 pieces by brands including Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier, and 12 commissioned pieces from British jewelry designer Shaun

All the pieces can be viewed and purchased immediately online. The prices range from US$3,400 to US$199,800.

READ MORE: Sotheby’s London Unveils Retail Space, Offering an Array of Collectible Items

“Dovetailing with Phillips’ global Jewels department, Flawless provides an additional platform for both online and offline sales,”
Paul Redmayne
, head of private sales of Phillips Jewelry, said in a statement. “In addition, Flawless will showcase

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Used-Clothing Platform Poshmark Says It Filed to Go Public

(Bloomberg) — Poshmark Inc., an online resale marketplace for second-hand clothing, said it has filed confidentially for an initial public offering.

Poshmark logo seen displayed on a smartphone.

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Poshmark logo seen displayed on a smartphone.

The number of shares and the price range for the IPO haven’t been determined, Poshmark said in a statement Friday.


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The Redwood City, California-based company had put off a potential IPO to focus on boosting sales and improving its execution, people familiar with the matter said last September.

Founded by Chief Executive Officer Manish Chandra, Poshmark provides a marketplace to buy and sell high-end clothing. The company’s website lets shoppers exchange comments on products, putting Poshmark at the forefront of the online shopping trend known as “social commerce.”

The company announced in February 2019 that tennis champion Serena Williams was joining its board. The following June, it said it was expanding its

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