Across the globe, movies and the movie industry are formally celebrated with various awards ceremonies and film festivals. As we continue our movie-themed blog series for the month of February, explore luxury estates near world-renowned cinematic events.
The Academy Awards
Often referred to as “The Oscars,” The Academy Awards event is the oldest celebration of the film industry. Established in 1929, the awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and recognize excellence in cinematic achievements. The 88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28th at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles – Located less than two miles from the Dolby Theater, home of The Academy Awards, this contemporary estate is nestled in the exclusive Hollywood Hills neighborhood. The property features both indoor and outdoor living spaces and includes six bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with Italian cabinetry, deck with outdoor fireplace and pool. In addition, the home boasts oversized windows overlooking the city of Los Angeles.
Sundance Film Festival
Started in 1978 as the U.S. Film Festival, the Sundance Institute took over production of the Park City, Utah event in 1985 and the Sundance Film Festival was born. Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States and is known for showcasing the works of both domestic and international independent filmmakers and documentarians. Widely-acclaimed movies to come from the festival include The Blair Witch Project, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, 2006 Academy Award-nominated Little Miss Sunshine, 2009 Golden Globe-nominated (500) Days of Summer and the 2014 Academy Award-nominated Whiplash, among many others. The Sundance Film Festival took place in late January this year.
$8,595,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
Utah – Located in close proximity to the happenings of the Sundance Film Festival, this 9,890-square-foot estate is an architectural masterpiece designed by Jean-Yves Lacroix. The rustic home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living spaces with Nano doors, Italian porcelain floors, solar paneling, large steel beams and natural finishes throughout including stone, metal, glass and barn wood. With six bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms, the home additionally has two outdoor fireplaces, five indoor fireplaces, and a three-car garage.
Tribeca Film Festival
Founded in 2002 by screen legend Robert De Niro, the Tribeca Film Festival was an established both as a way to help revitalize its namesake neighborhood in lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks and also to celebrate New York City as a major hub of filmmaking. The event aims to redefine the film festival experience and includes showings of independent feature films, short films, family-friendly films and documentaries as well as panel discussions, concerts, outdoor movie screenings along the Hudson River and a Family Festival Street Fair. The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 13th through the 24th.
$4,849,000 USD | New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
New York City – Nestled within neighborhood of TriBeCa, this corner apartment has high ceilings and an abundance of windows with inspiring views of the surrounding city. The home’s high-end Poggenpohl kitchen includes Polar white lacquer cabinetry, white quartz counter tops, imported glass tiles, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch cooktop and a double wall oven. In addition, the master suite in this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom loft boasts a walk-in closet fitted by California closets, master bath with double porcelain sinks, Catalina soaking tub, oversized frameless glass shower and marble tile throughout. The building features a two-level amenities area with pool, sauna, fitness center and children’s playroom, as well as a rooftop terrace, library and 24-hour concierge.
Cannes Film Festival
The Festival de Cannes, known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is considered the world’s most prestigious film festival and his held annually in Cannes, France. The exclusive festival is invite-only and showcases international films of all genres, aiming to contribute to the development of cinema and boost the film industry worldwide. This year’s Festival de Cannes will take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres convention center between May 11th and 22nd.
Price Upon Request | Cannes, France | Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty
Cannes – Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this 19th century castle in Cannes, France is located just west of the Palais des Festivals et des Congres. The estate spans five floors with over 900-square-meters of living space featuring eight suites, a home cinema, wine cellar and tasting room and six-car garage. The home additionally has high-end finishes throughout including ebony, marble, mother of pearl, and leather flooring inside, while outside there is an infinity pool, stone-paved road, Japanese pathway and a park with streams, waterfalls and rare trees.
Venice Film Festival
Founded in 1932, The Venice International Film Festival in Italy is the oldest film festival in the world. Part of the Venice Beinnale, the festival is devoted to raising awareness and promoting various aspects of international cinema in all forms. A prestigious event, the festival screenings take place at the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the island of Lido. This year’s Venice International Film Festival will take place between August 31st and September 10th.
Price Upon Request | Venice, Italy | Venice Sotheby’s International Realty
Venice – Situated on the canal, just north of the Palazzo del Cinema, this villa in Venice Lido is a neo-Gothic home dating back to the 19th century. The home has since been completely restored and refurbished and features six en suite bedrooms, 1,000 square-meters of garden space overlooking Venice, a separate two-bedroom service apartment and a private boat mooring.
Toronto International Film Festival
Founded in 1976 as a festival of festivals, originally screening a collection of films from other events of the like, the Toronto International Film Festival has evolved into one of the world’s leading public film festivals showcasing original productions. Every September, the Canadian-based event screens over 300 films from more than 60 countries at theaters around Toronto’s Entertainment District. A significant number of critically-acclaimed movies have debuted at the event over the past 40 years, including, most recently, the 2011 Academy Award-winner The King’s Speech, 2012 Academy Award-nominated Moneyball, 2013 Academy Award-winner Argo, 2013 Academy Award- nominated Silver Linings Playbook, 2014 Academy Award-nominated Dallas Buyers Club and 2016 Academy Award-nominated Room. This year’s Toronto International Film Festival will take place between September 8th and 16th.
$1,450,000 CAD | Toronto, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Toronto – Located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, this 2,000-square-foot penthouse overlooks the CN Tower, downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. The apartment has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, high ceilings, custom closets and loft finishes. There is additionally a 1,000-square-foot private terrace with decking, Hydropool hot tub and barbecue gas line.