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FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this code: Bruno20  for a discount when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb

The Santa Barbara Conference is the biggest with over 800 attendees and over 80 exhibitors in 2017.This year’s FestForums will take place at the same -yet new and improved- Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker). The agenda consists of 2 days of panels with 2 tracks each day. Panels will include diverse and current topics such as VR, cryptocurrency, and the always popular festival bootcamp (subject to change). MORE

 

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AFM 2018 runs October 31 – November 7  We would like to contribute to your success in AFM Can we help? Promote your line up to media, buyers and attendees. Boost your screenings’ attendance. Shoot interviews or video cap…

Jonathan Wolf Interviewed on AFM 2017

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  A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998. I sat with Jonathan Wolf at the Fairmont Hotel during the 2017 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say:   This is an interesting year in distribution, right? What’s the general feeli…

Summer Hill Entertainment new Line Up for AFM

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Ann Huang Line Up for AFM

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“Over the past few years, my production studio, Saffron Splash Media , made three award-winning experimental shorts, as well as a fourth currently in post-production. The short films are based on surrealist poems inspired by my dreams which I wrote and published. These films have an intricate and intrinsic relationship with meta-cinema. As many film enthusiasts are aware, the use of meta-cinema in film is analogous to metafiction in literature. It’s a style of filmmaking in which the characters or narrator deliberately inform the audience that they are watching a film. The idea is to render a film’s true color and magical essence in its original state of making. …

AFM Announces 300+ Films Screening & 64 World Premiers

 

The 2018 American Film Market® (AFM®), set for October 31-November 7 in Santa Monica, announced today its initial lineup of screenings set for 2018.  More than 300 films including 64 world premieres will screen over the week for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from more than 80 countries.   Films making their World Premieres include: Asterix® The Secret Of The Magic Potion, from directors Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier and starring Christian Clavi…

Cassian Elwes, Basil Iwanyk, Sony, Warner Bros. Announced as Initial American Film Market Speakers

 

The American Film Market (AFM®) has announced today initial speakers confirmed for its expanded programming of Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events which run alongside the AFM’s marketplace and industry screenings.  This year’s market is taking place October 31 – November 7 in Santa Monica.   More than 150 speakers will take the AFM stages to participate in 40+ sessions across three venues.  An initial list of highlights includes: &nbs…

Emperor Motion Pictures line-up at AFM 2018

SC Films International introduces LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN at AFM 2018

  AFM 2018 SC Films International is located at UK Film Office, 7th Floor, Topanga Room, Loews! …

EVERY ACT OF LIFE / Terrence McNally Documentary / Available Digitally November 6th

Presents EVERY ACT OF LIFE Available Digitally and on VOD November 6th    Directed, Written and Produced by: Jeff Kaufman   Produced by:  Marcia S. Ross   Featuring:  Terrence McNally, F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Patrick Wilson **Director Jeff Kaufman, Terrence McNally, and Select Cast Members Available for Interview…

Why are so many Hollywood creatives and Global strategy executives headed to Silicon Valley?

Winston Baker is bringing together thought leaders working at the intersection of entertainment and technology for a day of forward thinking conversations and establishing future collaborations. Join leading content creators, digital storytellers, special effects experts and more behind… Black Panther Wonder Woman Mission: Impossible – Fallout Avengers: Infinity War Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle …

“Production Without Borders” Special Event Panel at on November 5 at Laemmle – by invitation

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Special Event “Production Without Borders” a panel on November 5, 2018 with Michael Benaroya, Katya Mtsitouridze, Larry Namer and Andrei Zinca; Moderated by Kate Rees Davies   Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the “Production Without Borders” special event  that will be held during the 2018 American Film Market on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at…

Abramorama Acquires U.S. Rights To Stacy Cochran’s Write When You Get Work

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Abramorama announced today that they have acquired the U.S. theatrical rights to Write When You Get Work and will release the film starting November 23rd in New York City. The romantic comedy starring Emmy-nominee Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” La La Land, The Big Short, upcoming Judy Garland biopic, Judy), Rachel Keller (“Fargo,””Legion”) and Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns, “Doll & Em,” The Bo…

MK2 Films Line Up at AFM

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Fox Star Studios Line Up for AFM

Fox Star Studios, A Division of Star India Pvt Ltd   Fox Star Studios was launched in India in 2008 with a vision to make quality cinema. It is part of The Star TV group, one of the Asia’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Our first film, ‘My Name is Khan’ went on to become a worldwide hit with…

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SC Films will be attending AFM 2018 with new titles

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Get horrified at AFM with Summer Hill and TomCat Films!

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Embracing Meta-Cinema through Experimental Short Films by Ann Huang

When I was young, the idea of connecting meta-cinema with my dreams felt like an impossible task. Over the past few years, I made four experimental shorts. My short films are based on surrealist poems I’ve written which were inspired by my dreams. It wasn’t until these films were completed that I became confident enough to talk about the relationship between meta-cinema and my dreams. Recently, I began embracing meta-cinema through my experimental short films. So what is meta-c…

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FOCUS ON INDIA by Siraj Syed

Tumbbad, Review: Hastaar the Horrible and the Dough Dolls

Tumbbad, Review: Hastaar the Horrible and the Dough Dolls Tumbbad, named after the location where most of the action takes place, is a historical fantasy horror film, directed by debutant Rahi Anil Barve. Anand Gandhi, the director of Ship of Theseus, served as the creative director, co-writer and executive producer, with Adesh Prasad as co-director and co-writer. Tumbbad is jointly produced by lead actor Sohum Shah and Aanand L. Rai, among others. The film took six years to make and is path …

At 75, IPTA continues its tradition of rewarding drama talent

At 75, IPTA continues its tradition of rewarding drama talent Three milestones were established this year by the Indian Peoples Theatre Association (IPTA): firstly, it turned 75, secondly, 2018 marks the 100th birth anniversary of one of its pillars, the poet Kaifi Azmi, and thirdly, its annual Inter-College Dramatic Competition (ICDC) entered its 47th year, having begun in 1972. The Competition awards the best of talent in Mumbai colleges, for plays in Hindi/Urdu or the symbiotic language, H…

Venom, Review: High-breed Hannibal lecture

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Venom, Review: High-breed Hannibal lecture Alien organisms are brought to earth by a mad industrialist who experiments by hosting them in human bodies, to form hybrid beings. These high-breeds feed on living humans, possess immense strength and can take over the human host at will, both in mind and body. What’s more, they can, and do, talk to the hosts in English, most of the conversations being lectures. Alien organisms inspired by Hannibal Lecter, a Hollywood cannibal who has been eat…

9th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai: The Post, A Star is Born and Maassab make it worth the wake

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9th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai: The Post, A Star is Born and Maassab make it worth the wake Dainik Jagran, which means ‘daily wake’, is a leading Hindi language newspaper of India and the group also owns the popular tabloid, Mid-Day. Its 9th film festival was held across 18 cities and came to Mumbai on the 27th of September, playing through the 30th. Held at four screens of the suburban multiplex called Cinépolis (formerly Fun Republic), it suffered from many technical an…

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FilmfestivalsCom has been recognized for 2018 Excellence Award

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FilmfestivalsCom has been recognized for our 2018 Excellence Award. Our panel of industry executives and consultants oversees an annual survey commissioned by the USITC on various categories and determines which companies meet and exceed the industry benchmarks that have been set forth. Further details on this selection can be viewed on our website including the press release that was produced for this occasion (which is not distributed till mutual review is complete). To review the award…

Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2018, votes close end of november

  Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2018 Deadline: 30 November  Please consider voting for Bruno Chatelin a former Board Member. All candidate info can be found on the voting platform.    …

Female Directors at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

For the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 10th Anniversary, we present an incredible selection of films by female directors. From foreign films to documentaries, comedies, to dramas, these features flaunt the creative talents of ladies in the film industry.  On Her Shoulders Directed by Alexandria Bombach This incredible documentary depicts Nadia Murad, the 23-year-old survivor of the…

Paul Schrader, Mabel Cheung, Tillotama Shome and Paul Currie join jury at the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards • Macao

The International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) announced today that Paul Schrader, Mabel Cheung, Tillotama Shome and Paul Currie will join jury president Chen Kaige in deciding the winners of the International Competition programme at the 3rd edition of the festival.       The International Competition programme is dedicated exclusively to films by first and second time film makers and includes an award of 60,000 USD for best feature.   Lege…

Christoph Waltz will be a special guest at the upcoming 2018 Virginia Film Festival,

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Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz will be a special guest at the upcoming 2018 Virginia Film Festival, VAFF officials announced today. The Festival also announced program additions including Moonlight writer and director Barry Jenkins’ latest film, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, which stars Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh. The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the …

Director Mary Harron to receive the 2018 Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Harron became one of the biggest names in film with the cult classic American Psycho. This year, the Canadian director and screenwriter will be honored with the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award. Mary Harron will visit Stockholm International Film Festival to present her latest film Charlie Says and to accept the world’s heaviest film prize – the Bronze Horse.   This year’s Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Mary Harron with the motivation…

Rob Stewart honored at Planet in Focus

RACHEL PARENT Will receive the 2018 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero   This is not your average teenage girl. She’s not drawn to designer labels. She’s drawn to food labels. At 11 years old, Rachel began researching for a school project and became alarmed by what she learned about GMOs. This gave her the spark to become an activist fighting for our right to know what’s in our food by making GMO labeling a law in Canada. That spark evolved …

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents A Tribute to Bill Plympton: Revengeance

Academy Award-nominated animation artist and director Bill Plympton joins the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for its 10th Anniversary to present two unique films, a special discussion, and a master class.   On Saturday, October 20th at 7pm SFIFF will present Bill Plympton with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award followed by a discussion with Kirk Ellis (screenwriter of John Adams, Into the West) and a screening of his newest short THE MODERN LIVES and featu…

Los Cabos International Film Festival Juries

By Bruno Chatelin Los Cabos Fest has put together a group of professionals from the international film industry, prominent representatives of filmmaking, production, literature, screenwriting, film critic, distribution and programming, who will be in charge of selecting 13 out of 14 prize winners among the different competitions of both, our film program and the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund categories. In addition, the winner of t…

First Annual French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Form Film Content Announces Jury

  Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to announce the preliminary judges panel for the first annual French Riviera Film Festival www.frenchrivierafilmfestival.com (FRFF) that will be held on May 18 and 19, 2019 in Cannes, France at Eden Hôtel & Spa (www.eden-hotel-cannes.com).   The jury for the inaugural festival includes:   Lena Basse, journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press Michael Benaroya, founder,…

Dmitry Kharatyan – the host of the opening ceremony of Bridge of Arts

The opening ceremony of the IV International Motivational Film and Sport Festival will take place on October, 10 at 7 pm at the venue of Multiplex Gorizont CINEMA&EMOTION in Rostov-on-Don. More than one hundred guests from all over the world will walk the red carpet this evening. Among them are film and television stars, sportsmen, musicians, public figures and festival partners. The ceremony will be hosted by Russian actor Dmitry Kharatyan. This year a special guest of the Festival will …

40 International Film Editors expected for Cologne Filmplus 26 – 29 October

by Bruno Chatelin 40 editors from more than ten countries to participate in the new „International Film Editors Forum“   Filmplus, the world‘s oldest and largest film festival dedicated to the art of film editing, is introducing a new event this year, the International Film Editors Forum. About 40 international editors will take part in an in-depth, 4-hour networking event, focused on the current state of their profession. So far, editors from eleven countries have…

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Find out, why Tallinn is all about storytelling this fall!

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils seven First Feature Competition entries

  Tallinn Black Nights has announced the first seven films that will be competing in the First Feature Competition programme of the festival, a section dedicated to screening the first feature-length films of the directors. The announced selection includes five films from Europe with the Lithuania-Finland co-production Sasha Was Here, directed by Ernestas Jankauskas, having its world premiere at the festival. Set during the span of one day, the story tells about a young cou…

Our partner festival, the Chelsea Film Festival to open with The Broken Rose

Bruno Chatelin, who sits on the advisory Board of the CFF, is happy to share the news from our friend in NY: Ingrid Jean-Baptiste who runs the festival.     The opening film is The Broken Rose by Matthew McClelland 111 min | Drama | USA | 2018 (New York Premiere) Rose is a young girl who has grown up in foster care. Desperate to escape an abusive situation, she is saved by an older man named Shaka, but at what price? Film will be followed by Q&A with Actors and Writers/Produ…

The Into Film Festival returns this Autumn with nearly 3,000 free screenings and special events

“Into Film is a really brilliant initiative because anything that facilitates the arts in our current climate, particularly with regards to younger people, is really vital as we are seeing increasing cuts and less funding in schools.” Gwendoline Christie, Actor  Now in its sixth phenomenally successful year, having welcomed nearly half a million Primary and Secondary students and their teachers in 2017, the Into Film Festival returns this Autumn with nearly …

SLO Film Fest is gearing up for its 25th Anniversary year!

This fall, the SLO Film Fest is starting the party a little early with two special movie events that we hope you don’t miss! On Saturday, November 17 at SLO’s Fremont Theatre, legendary actress Katharine Ross will join The Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra to perform the exciting true story of “Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express,” before introducing the 1969 classic, Butch Cassid…

Doclisboa under pressures from two Embassies to remove films from its programme and resisting!

“DOCLISBOA WILL NOT ACCEPT EXTERNAL PRESSURES UPON ITS PROGRAMMING OR ITS POLITICAL POSITIONING”   Bruno Chatelin from filmfestivals.com supports the ethics of the DocLisboa Team and is happy to share their statement with our community. Feel free to react. Over the past two days, Doclisboa has received pressures from two Embassies to remove films from its programme, or to review texts in its materials. In particular, a film of the International Competition and texts relate…

Our partner’s 6th Edition of the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY is already taking shape

The Sixth Annual Edition of the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY is already taking shape, with Women, Environment, Social Justice, Gender and Age Matters taking the front seat. Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin salutes the wonderful achievements of the festival and looks forward to a continued relationship.   Submissions are still open for the festival to take place March 15-21, 2019 at Cinema Village and neighboring downtown Manhattan venues. We are expecting international …

The Apocalypse in Focus at 42nd Göteborg Film Festival 2019

   Is the world coming to an end? Temperatures and sea levels are rising, extreme weather is increasingly common. The reports keep coming in and there is an impending sense of doom. This is the backdrop to Göteborg Film Festival’s Focus: Apocalypse. Researchers use the term ‘Anthropocene’ to refer to the geological era we now find ourselves in as mankind leaves its indelible tracks on the planet. Planet Earth is undergoing far-reaching changes and n…

WOODSTOCK Film Festival opens with Steve Buscemi, William Fichtner, Julie Taymor, Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci and much more!

19th ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 10-14, 2018 19th Annual Woodstock Film Festival has opened to standing ovations and is full of a diverse array of fiercely independent films covering all genres, a major focus on female filmmakers, documentaries, feature narratives, award-winning shorts, and premieres of all kinds – from local to national and international, featuring Jake Gyllenhall, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci, Jamie Dornan, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe …

“Make Your Own Legends” speaker series with a powerhouse panel of adventurers, activists and storytellers

    The Adventure Film Festival is grounded in powerful storytelling, showcasing the year’s most compelling films, art and activism. This year, they bring the people behind the work together in an event designed to spark action and empower creation. The panel, presented by Meridian Line &…

17th edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film FestivaL

2018 INFF – Festival   Welcome to the 17th edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, which takes place from October 09 to 12. 50 films on nature, environment and sustainability; numerous side events; the possibility of exchange between filmmakers and the audience; education and information. We wish you unforgettable experiences and inspiring encounters during this year’s INFF: [details]   2018 INFF – Program  Fifty films will b…

Les Arcs Film Festival celebrates its 10th edition this year, from December 15th to 22nd

  Les Arcs Film Festival celebrates its 10th edition this year, from December 15th to 22nd, with a lot of surprises. Save the date and come celebrate with us! For this special edition, the festival honors Poland. A panorama of 12 features and a short film programme from Łódź Film School will highlight both the young generation of Polish talents and renowned filmmakers.        …

First Annual French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Form Film Content Announces Jury

  Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to announce the preliminary judges panel for the first annual French Riviera Film Festival www.frenchrivierafilmfestival.com (FRFF) that will be held on May 18 and 19, 2019 in Cannes, France at Eden Hôtel & Spa (www.eden-hotel-cannes.com).   The jury for the inaugural festival includes:   Lena Basse, journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press Michael Benaroya, founder,…

youth days @ exground filmfest 31: Turbulent and Challenging

22 Films from 15 Countries // New Jury Award // Renewed Commitment to Supporting Young Refugees From 17 to 22 November, in the scope of exground filmfest (16-25 November, 2018) the 15th edition of exground youth days will present an exciting programme featuring extraordinary productions from 15 countries. Fourteen short and eight feature-length films provide insight into the turbulent and often challenging everyday lives of children and adolescents. New this year is a youth jury award for b…

Doclisboa’18 presents the Complete Programme of its 16th edition

The complete programme of Doclisboa’18 was revealed. The Festival takes place from 18 to 28 October 2018.   Doclisboa’18 will welcome a total of 243 films, 68 world premieres and 22 international premieres, with films coming from 54 countries.   In the International Competition 22 films will be presented– all of which will be screening for their world or international premiere. 18 films will compete in th…

Report on Press Conference on Asian Three-Fold Mirror Project

A press conference highlighting the Asian Three-Fold Mirror, a collaborative project jointly organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), featured acclaimed filmmakers Isao Yukisada and Daishi Matsunaga at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) on October 3. Takeo Hisamatsu, Festival Director of the 31st TIFF, discussed this year’s TIFF highlights and the significance of the Asian Three-Fold Mirror, while Japan Now Progr…

MIAMI short Film Festival returns for the 17th edition November 7-11

The Panamanian International Film Festival Presents: PANAFEST OCT. 27TH & 28TH

  PANAFEST, which will take place on October 27 and 28 at the Los Angeles Theater Center.       Panafest 2018 Shows Pride In Its Panamanian Roots Slate Celebrates US and …

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Announces 2018 Indigenous Film Program

10th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will run October 17th-21st, 2018 Honoring Santa Fe’s rich history as a center for Native American arts and culture, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s Indigenous Film Program highlights the best new short film projects by indigenous filmmakers and feature films in…

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Summer Hill Entertainment new Line Up for AFM

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15 Short Films Nominated for The EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

    The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present this year’s short film nominations. At each of the 15 participating film festivals, an independent jury presented one European short film in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards. Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee AQUAPARQUE by Ana Moreira Portugal, fiction, 16 min …

Sometimes Always Never, starring Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Jenny Agutter, Alice Lowe & Tim McInnerny – Screening at London Fest

Brand new trailer and images for Sometimes Always Never, starring Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Jenny Agutter, Alice Lowe & Tim McInnerny – Screening at this year’s BFI London Film Festival   Sometimes Always Never Trailer …

FROM ON HIGH to play the Champs Elysées in Paris!

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FROM ON HIGH has been selected to play Le Temps Presse Festival in Paris, France from January 29-February 1, 2019. The film has also been nominated there for a Student Prize with 4 other films. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It has been accepted to 45 festivals and won 8 awards, in the US, Spain and Italy (6). It was shot and edited on location in Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Bar…

Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund announces the selected projects for #LosCabos7

by Bruno Chatelin Los Cabos International Film Festival has established itself as a proud ally for dozens of film and TV projects that have participated in the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund (GFFF) over the years. The GFFF boosts projects in development and postproduction stages, and is a showcase to promote co-productions, distribution and exhibition; therefore, it constitutes a solid option to impulse the Mexican and North American film industry.   We are pleased to announce the 21 selec…

Follow the Festival Run in October for Sharkwater Extinction

Sharkwater Extinction has played with great success in a few canadian film festivals following the Toronto World Premiere September 7. Toronto International Film Festival FIN Atlantic Film Festival Calgary International Film Festival Vancouver International Film Festival which launched the Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Fest Festival Nouveaux Cinema China International Green Film Week selected but not showing Byron Bay will be the …

Film Review: Restoring Tomorrow

By Maria Esteves – October 10, 2018 RESTORING TOMORROW is an awe-inspiring documentary that captures the history and the restoration of the WILSHIRE BOULEVARD TEMPLE, the first Jewish temple in Los Angeles, CA, founded in 1860s. Known for celebrities who frequented attended temple from Warner Bros. Jack, Henry, and Albert to Ricardo Montalbán to Diana Ross, it’s breathtaking 100 feet high dome ceiling with Hebrew inscription leads me to imagine what will the reconstruction…

Don’t miss this groundbreaking theatrical event from Academy-Award winner Jeff Bridges October 9

Don’t miss this groundbreaking theatrical event from Academy-Award winner @JeffBridgesOfficial – Tickets now on sale for ‘Living In The Future’s Past’ – in select theaters Tuesday, October 9th for a special ONE-NIGHT theatrical event with additional screenings in select cities… Ask yourself, “What kind of future would you like to see?” http://smarturl.it/LITFPfilm #LITFP @Livinginthefuturespast …
Bad Times at the El Royale Chris Hemsworth ROME FILM FEST | FESTA DEL CINEMA DI ROMA 18 – 28 October 2018 Bad Times at the El Royale written and directed by Drew Goddard will open the 13th Rome Film Fest (October 18-28, 2018), to be held under the artistic direction of Antonio Monda and produced by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma headed by Laura Delli Colli with General Manager Francesca Via. Director Drew Goddard began his career as a writer, first for television and then …Digital Gym

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Six Debut Films Nominated for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2018 – Prix FIPRESCI

The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2018 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.  This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Member Katriel Schory (Israel), festival programmers Mihai Chirilov (Romania) and Azize Tan (Turkey) as well as film critics Isabelle Danel (Fra…

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 19 student winners from colleges and universities around the world

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored its student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 45th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by documentarian Arthur Dong, actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani and directors Catherine Hardwicke and Patricia Riggen! The 2018 Student Academy Award winners are: Alternative (Domestic Film …

APM Award Winners

Busan Award The Final Print | JANG Woojin | Korea MAS Award Yesterday Will Be Perfect | Timothy YEUNG | Hong Kong (China), Canada Bright East Films Award Blossom | LIU Yanwenjun | China CJ Entertainment Award Where We Belong | Kongdej JATURANRASMEE | Thailand LOTTE Award The Martyrdom | KIM Uiseok | Korea KOCCA Award In the Water l SHIN Dongseok l Korea ARTE International Prize My Small Land (working title) | Emma KAWAWADA | Japan Sørfond Award The Exam | Shawkat Amin KORK…

IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI was awarded to Richard Billingham,

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THE £50K IWC FILMMAKER BURSARY AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE BFI GOES TO RICHARD BILLINGHAM, WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF RAY & LIZ The third annual IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI was tonight awarded to Richard Billingham, writer and director of Ray & Liz. At £50,000 it is the most significant bursary of its kind in the UK film industry, expressly designed to support the future careers of exceptional British film talent who have a film in Off…

Golden Calf Awards 38th edition Nederlands Film Festival

The 2018 Golden Calf awards were handed out during the L’OR Golden Calf Gala of the 38th edition of the Nederlands Film Festival (NFF) Friday 5 October. During the ceremony the best film, television and interactive productions from the past yea…

The Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma announceS the winners of the 47th edition :

The Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma is proud to announce the winners of the 47th edition :   COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE – SHORT FILMS Compétition internationale’s JURY : Pascale Drevillon, Roxanne Sayegh et Cheryl Sim.   Loup argenté Best short film in the International Competition ($5 000 in cash).   JURY’S SPECIAL MENTION Magic Alps by Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi   WINNER Juck&…

Vancouver International Film Festival launches the Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award in honor of Rob’s legacy

We are so excited to announce the Vancouver International Film Festival Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award in honor of Rob’s legacy and achievements. The annual award – presented by RBC and Cineplex – will recognize an individual whose work as an activist and storyteller advances social impact agendas and changes the way we think and act in the world – just like Rob Stewart did. #Robliveson …

87 challengers for Best Foreign Picture

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87 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR  2018 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®.  Malawi and Niger are first-time entrants.  The 2018 submissions are:  Afghanistan, “Rona Azim’s Mother,” Jamshid Mahmoudi, director; Algeria, “Until the End of Time,” Yasmine Chouikh, director; Argentina, “El &Aac…

 

The results of the Reykjavík International Film Awards for 2018.

  1.    The Golden Egg/ Vesna by Nathalia Konchalovsky.   2.    International shorts: Special mention / Black Line by Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi.   3.    Best International short / Gulyabani by Gurcan Keltek.   4.    Best Icelandic short / Jörmundur by Maddie O´hara, Jack Bushell & Alex Herz.   5.    A different tomorrow / Amér…

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 
April 24 – 28, 2019

January 14, 2019 Regular Deadline / February 3, 2019 Late Deadline / February 23, 2019 Extended Deadline /

Known for it’s quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels and other amazing networking opportunities and parties; it’s no wonder JDIFF was voted one of the coolest film festivals and one of the top 50 worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine (2016 & 2017). JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker!

Dubuque, Iowa is a quaint city on the Mississippi and a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine “The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance” from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds.

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
July 19 – 29, 2019

December 31, 2018 Earlybird Deadline

Three times now, The Melbourne Doc Fest has been rated as a Top 100 Film Festival on FilmFreeway and has consistently been ranked in the top 2% of the over 6,000 film festival in the world over the last 3 years.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently rated as the Documentary Film Festival of the Year (2018) by FilmDaily.

Our mission is to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, and to showcase the best international documentaries to Melbourne audiences. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival provides a public forum and supportive platform to allow emerging filmmakers to showcase their work.

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The Chandler International Film Festival 
January 18 -21, 2019
Chandler Film Festival January 18 â 21, 2019

October 27, 2018 Final Deadline

The main focus of our festival is to support creative, independent filmmaking through the ability, innovation and uniqueness to capture the series of movements and experiences in a single film. We help filmmakers across the world build an audience and platform for their projects and works to diversify the film industry.

The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) is a year-round film festival with grand annual event @ Chandler Downtown on January 18 -21, 2019. CIFF will be screening over 100 films from all over the world. The three-day festival will include Red Carpet, Opening Ceremony, Prime Shows with Dinner, Audience Choice Awards, Award Ceremony, Networking, Workshops, Q&A and After Party.

 

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The Garden State Film Festival 
March 28 – 31, 2019

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66th San Sebastian Film Festival 2018 Awards

Golden Shell for Best Film ENTRE DOS AGUAS (BETWEEN TWO WATERS) ISAKI LACUESTA (SPAIN) Official awards – FIAPF Entre dos aguas (Between Two Waters) Isaki Lacuesta (Spain)
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San Sebastian announces the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Awards

  SONG FOR THE JUNGLE (Short film) JEAN-GABRIEL PÉRIOT  (FRANCE) Calais a few weeks before its clearing: The Jungle is a place where thousands of migrants live and wait to go to England, or just for somebody to take care of them. They wander in this abandoned place, hoping to survive our indifference.     SPECIAL MENTION     LOS QU…

17th Nest Film Students Awards in San Sebastian

  The Jury of the 17th International Film Students Meeting, consisting of students from centres in Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America; chaired by José Luis Torres Leiva has decided to grant the following awards: Panavision Award to the film: For showing us an insight into a child’s mind, confined in a world in which he finds himsel…

Robert Pattinson at San Sebastián film festival

The iconic actor is in town for his film High Life!   …

Bradley Cooper in San Sebastian with “A Star is Born”

Bradley Cooper will attend the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival to present his first work as a movie director, “A Star is Born”   The American actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper will attend the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival to present his first work as a movie director, A Star is Born. In the iconic love story A Star is Born, four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (Philadelphia, USA, 1975) makes his director…

Industry Awards 2018 in San Sebastian

    FILMS IN PROGRESS 34 AWARDS FILMS IN PROGRESS 34 INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios, Deluxe-Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido and Wanda Visión LOS TIBURONES (THE SHARKS), Lucía Garibaldi (Uruguay – Argentina) FILM FACTORY AWARD LOS TIBURONES (THE SHARKS), Lucía Garibaldi (Uruguay – Argentina)     GLOCAL IN PROGRESS AWARDS GLOCAL IN PROGRESS …

Naomi Kawase cancels her visit to the San Sebastian Film Festival

by Bruno Chatelin Director Naomi Kawase who was expected to present her film Vision at the San Sebastian Film Festival had to cancel her visit to San Sebastian because of personal reasons. Naomi Kawasi regrets not being able to attend the festival and she wants to express her gratitude to the Festival for the selection of Vision at the official competition. The producer Marianne Slot and the leading actress Juliette Binoche will represent the film.     …

Chris Hemsworth will attend the closing film night with “Bad Times at the El Royale” filmmaker Drew Goddard

Chris Hemsworth will attend the closing film night of the Festival’s 66th edition, together with “Bad Times at the El Royale” filmmaker Drew Goddard This is Goddard’s second film, following his first feature, The Cabin in the Woods     The actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) will accompany filmmaker Drew Goddard in the European premiere of Bad Times at the El Royale, which will close the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival’s 66…

The San Sebastian Festival opens today its 66th edition with humour

Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José and Borja Echevarría are responsible for writing and directing the ceremony   The opening gala will be broadcast live by La 2, ETB1, eitb.eus, and the Festival website.Actresses Nagore Aranburu and Belén Cuesta will take the gala through its steps at the opening of the San Sebastian Festival, tomorrow, Friday 21, at 21:00 in the Kursaal Auditorium. The gala has been written and directed by Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José and Borja…

Fourteen short films to compete in Nest Film Students, which has seen its submissions rise by 48% in a year

The 17th edition of the Meeting, to take place from 24-28 September at Tabakalera, will host the masterclasses given by Alexander Payne, Peter Strickland, Jaime Rosales, Albertina Carri and Virgil Vernier, who will also preside over the jury The 17th edition of Nest Film Students, the international meeting for film students running from 24-28 September in the framework of San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition, has selected, from among the 305 works presented by 139 schools in 41 countri…

The San Sebastian Film Festival will host a European Film Forum conference on international funds

    On 24th September, in the context of the San Sebastián Film Festival, an event focusing on film support funds in Europe and Latin America will be held. Given the strategic position of the Festival, the event -promoted by Creative Europe MEDIA in the frame of the European Film Forum- will be a good occasion for key stakeholders to meet and discuss film funding opportunities in the international sphere. The aim of the forum is therefore to present the most relevant funds …

The Romanian filmmaker Constantin Popescu completes the Official Jury of the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition

Programmer Juliette Duret closes the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award Jury The Official Jury of the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition, presided over by the North American filmmaker Alexander Payne, accompanied by the actors Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Rossy de Palma, the producer Agnes Johansen and the director of photography Bet Rourich, is now complete with the incorporation of Romanian filmmaker Constantin Popescu, who competed in the Official Selection last year with the fi…

The Cooperación Española award goes to the Ibero-American film making the greatest contribution to development

      For the fourth year running, AECID joins the San Sebastian Festival to give its Cooperación Española Award to the Ibero-American film making the greatest contribution to human development, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of human rights.   The Award is part of the alliance between AECID and the San Sebastian Festival to promote the Ibero-American audiovisual industry. The Cooperación Española Award will be present…

Confirmed guests at 66th San Sebastian Festival

  As well as the Donostia Award winners at the 66th edition, Judi Dench, Danny DeVito and Hirokazu Koreeda, Juliette Binoche, Laetitia Casta, Timothée Chalamet, Ricardo Darín, Lily-Rose Depp, Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Mercedes Morán, Robert Pattinson and John C. Reilly, among many others, have confirmed their presence in San Sebastian Filmmakers Jacques A…

The world premier of “Bad Times at the El Royale” to close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition

  The world premier of “Bad Times at the El Royale” to close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition The second film directed by Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods”) stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson, among others   The world premier of Bad Times at the El Royale will close the Official Selection of the Festival’s 66th edition, out of competition. This is Drew Goddard’s second film, following …

The screening of ”Ladri di biciclette / Bycicle Thieves” opens Klasikoa, a yearly rendezvous with a restored classic at the Sa

  Thierry Frémaux will present this collaboration between the Festival and Lyon’s Lumière Festiva   Following the memorable presentation last year of Lumière ! L’aventure commence (Lumière! The Adventure Begins), a screening with comments by the director of the Cannes Festival and of the Lumière Institute, Thierry Frémaux, the San Sebastian Festival and the Lumière Festival in Lyon now open collaboration on what will becom…

Twenty Basque productions to be presented at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

  Fifteen feature films, world premieres at the Festival, will compete for the Irizar Award Zinemira will open with ‘Mudar la piel’ and close with ‘Black is Beltza’ Ramón Agirre will collect the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film Gala, to include the screening of ‘Jainkoak ez dit barkatzen’   The 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival will host more Basque productions than ever, twenty films distributed between the Official Selection…

Donostia Awards and tribute to the career of legendary actress Judi Dench

        The British actress Judi Dench will receive the prestigious Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival next month. The Festival’s highest honorary award will be presented on Tuesday, September 25th, prior to the scr…

French actress Isabelle Huppert features on the official poster of San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition

  The San Sebastian Festival is launching a new line of official posters, with the one chosen for the 66th edition featuring the French actress Isabelle Huppert. “It is an honour for the Festival that one of the best working actresses, who brings us marvellous new films every year, has accepted to be the image of the San Sebastian Festival,” said the Festival Director, José Luis Rebordinos. The official poster follows the line of the Festival’s new graph…

Seven productions from Argentina, Canada, France, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Singapore on the menu of Culinary Zinema

The San Sebastian Festival section associating gastronomy and cinema is jointly organised with the Basque Culinary Center and in collaboration with the Berlin Festival Bihar dok 13, by Ander Iriarte (Echevarriatik Etxeberriara) and Aitor Bereziartua, confronts several students at the Basque Culinary Center with Gaur and Ez Dok Amairu, the movements responsible for revamping the Basque artistic panorama fifty years ago, in order for each one to recreate a dish inspired in a work of art. …

”Phantom Thread”, to receive the FIPRESCI 2018 Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year in San Sebastian

Paul Thomas Anderson will receive the distinction for the third time in San Sebastian     Phantom Thread has been voted Best Film of 2018 by the members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. The vote was decided by 473 critics from all over the world, who chose this production from among all of the films premiered after 1 July 2017. The other three finalists were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri by Martin McDonagh (City of Donostia / San Sebast…

The five filmmakers from the Ikusmira Berriak programme’s fourth edition began their six-week residencies this week

”The context of Ikusmira Berriak is ideal for concentrating on a single project”     The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak began last Monday, August 20th. During the six weeks that the residencies last, the five filmmakers chosen from the 155 proposals received Manuel Abramovich, Nele Wohlatz, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban and Grigory Kolomytsev, will undertake their projects at the Tabakalera Artist’s Space. Also travelling to San Sebasti&a…

Eleven films to make up the Made in Spain programme

    The Festival will present the documentary ”Querido Fotogramas”   Made in Spain, showcase of the Spanish films of the year to which the Festival offers a platform for their international dissemination, has selected eleven productions,…

”Les météorites / Meteorites” and ”Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze” complete the New Directors competition

Fifteen productions will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award One French production, Les Météorites / Meteorites and one Chinese, Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze, complete the New Directors selection at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Kun Yang, from a small city in the South-West of China’s Yunnan province, studied film directing at the Beijing Film Academy. Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze, his first feature film, revolves around a man…

Bi Gan, Hadzihalilovic and Vernier, among others, to compete for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award

  The second feature film Di qiu zui hou de ye wan / Long Day’s Journey into Night, by Bi Gan (Kaili, China, 1989), after his award-winning debut, Kaili Blues, premiered in Un Certain Regard. The film narrates a man’s return to the town of his birth in search of a woman. Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will include the presentation of Kraben Rahu / Manta Ray, following its showing at Venice and Toronto. The first work by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng (Bangkok, 1976) brings the story of a fish…

San Sebastian Fest will recognise the career of the actor, director and producer Danny DeVito

      Danny DeVito (Neptune, New Jersey, United States, 1944) will be presented with a Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Saturday 22 September in the Kursaal. The fo…

Louis Garrel, Liu Jie, Brillante Mendoza, Tuva Novotny, Peter Strickland, Felix Van Groeningen join the San Sebastian selection

    L’homme fidèle / A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel), Baby (Liu Jie), Alpha, the Right to Kill (Brillante Mendoza), In Fabric (Peter Strickland), Beautiful Boy (Felix Van Groeningen) and the first work Blind Spot (Tuva Novotny) to join the list of candidates for the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edi…

Films in Progress 34 to present five first works and one second film

The industry activity, to take place on September 24, 25 and 26, will screen productions from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay   Films in Progress is the programme of aid to Latin American films called twice yearly by the San Sebastian Festival and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse. Created in 2002, today it is a platform for the international launch of new talents and a reference meeting point for the Latin America audiovisual industry.Six films, five first work…

Audiard, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Mamoru Hosoda, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee, Jia Zhangke to compete at San Sebastrian

The latest works by Jacques Audiard, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Mamoru Hosoda, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee and Jia Zhangke to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award The first work by Bradley Cooper will bring Perlak to a close The latest film from the winner of last year’s Academy Award for Best Director, Damien Chazelle (Providence, USA, 1985), once again directs Ryan Gosling in First Man as Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the Moon….

The second edition of Glocal in Progress presents three films shot in Greek, Lithuanian and Turkish

  Two films from the first edition of the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages will premiere at the Festival: ‘Dantza’ in the Official Selection, and ‘Un om la locul lui / A Decent Man’, in New Directors   The second edition of Glocal in Progress, the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages, will screen the latest works by the Turkish director Pelin Esmer, the Lithuanian filmmaker Ignas Jonynas …

Brechner, Hernández Cordón, Katz, Martinessi, Reygadas and Seigner, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award

  Brechner, Hernández Cordón, Katz, Martinessi, Reygadas and Seigner, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award Three films from the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum and four from Films in Progress to figure in the Horizontes Latinos selection …

Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

          Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which has seen its submissions rise by 34% in a single year The Forum, to run from September 23-26, will include projects from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland, nine of which are first or second films Also selected are projects by directors…

Claire Denis, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase and Valeria Sarmiento, among others, will be competing for the Golden Shell at the 66th

  The second films by Simon Jaquemet and Markus Schleinzer and the third film by Benjamín Naishtat will also form part of the Official Section   Three European filmmakers, two Asians and two Latin Americans direct the films in the first preview of the Official Section of the San Sebastián Festival. The latest films by Claire Denis, Simon Jaquemet, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase, Benjamín Naishtat, Valeria Sarm…

Thirteen filmmakers from Argentina, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Rumania, Russia, Switzerland and Vietnam will be comp

The director of the San Sebastián Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, and the director of Kutxabank in the Donostia area, Gerardo Cangas, have revealed today at a press conference the titles of thirteen first or second films by European, Asian and Latin American directors that will be competing for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award. This year in New Directors, the section that aims to make new filmmakers better known, that is, new ways of thinking about and making cinema, person…

Call for entries for the 14th Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum closes next week

The deadline for the registration of projects is July, 13th     The XIV Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-production Forum will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th September 2018 within the framework of the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Organised by IBAIA (Association of Independent Audiovisual Producers of the Basque Country) and the Industry Department of the San Sebastian Film Festival, this forum is an space in which to present documentary projects to potential fun…

The Ikusmira Berriak programme calls for entries with a new dual-period residency model

        The call for the fifth edition with the new formula opens next Monday, 9 July    The programme of residencies and development of audiovisual projects Ikusmira Berriak, which is organised by the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture and the Elías Querejeta Cinema School, is changing its model with the call for the fifth edition. So that the film-makers get as much as possible out of the residenc…

The Donostia Award will recognise the career of Hirokazu Kore-eda at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

l The presentation ceremony, to take place at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, will include the screening of the film “Manbiki kazoku / Shoplifters”, Golden Palm at Cannes 2018 The Japanese director, the first Asian filmmaker to receive this accolade, has competed four times in the Official Selection and has carried off the Audience Award on two occasions. The Donostia Award will acknowledge, at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, the contribution made to the world of film …

Preview of the Perlak and Zabaltegi-Tabakalera sections for the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.

Un día más con vida / Another Day of Life”, ”Asako I&II”, ”Cold War” and ”Three Faces”, among others, to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award A series by Bruno Dumont, the first work from Hu Bo and the latest films by Jean-Luc Godard and Albertina Carri, selected for Zabaltegi-Tabakalera   Films to have won awards at Cannes and Berlin, continuation of the French TV series P&rsquo…

Nest. Film Students, the San Sebastian Festival short film competition, opens its submission period

     The XVII edition of the international film students meeting will run from Monday 24th to Friday 28th September 2018 The XVII edition of Nest. Film Students, the San Sebastian Festival international film students meeting, opens its submission period today, 1st June. Organised by the San Sebastian Festival and the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, the meeting -this year renamed Nest. Film Students-  offers an exchange of experiences on audiovisua…

The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak selects projects from Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Elena López Riera, Arantza S

      The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak selects projects from Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban, and Nele Wohlatz The inclusion of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola as a residency programme partner a…

San Sebastian Festival presents its new graphic identity

The Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture hosted the presentation of the San Sebastian Festival’s new image and the sections posters for its 66th edition. The graphic identity revamp has the goals to update the brand and increase its visibility; the San Sebastian studio TGA, author of both the new image and the posters, has chosen to use a conch shell of more synthetic lines and greater visual punch to announce a modern Festival, constantly renovated and adapted to a chang…

Films can now be submitted online for participation in the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Films can now be submitted for pre-selection to participate in the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival for all of the sections making up the programme, with the exception of Films in Progress, Glocal in Progress and the International Film Students Meeting, which will have their own specific calls for submissions in the months of April and June respectively. Films for these sections should therefore NOT be submitted at the present time. Feature films submitted for pre-selection will be …

The Ikusmira Berriak programme opens its call for the submission of projects for its fourth edition

  The Ikusmira Berriak programme of residencies and audiovisual project development opens today, February 5, its call for the submission of programmes for its fourth edition. Participants in the last five editions of the International Film Students Meeting, moviemakers from the Basque Autonomous Community, filmmakers from the rest of Spain and foreign directors can submit their projects for the corresponding categories of the programme promoted by the Tabakalera International Centre for …

65th San Sebastian slide show

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Photography from the 65th edition of San Sebastian International Festival, ambiance, portraits and awards by Inés Barreda de Biurrun …

Wendy Mitchell and Roberto Cueto, new San Sebastian Festival delegates in the Nordic countries and South Korea respectively

  Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager at the British Council, is the new San Sebastian delegate for the Nordics. Mitchell, Nordic correspondent for Screen International, editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-Up magazine and collaborator with the Göteborg and Zurich festivals, replaces producer Marianne Slot as the Festival representative in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland.  Slot, who has produced directors such as Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and…

The San Sebastian Festival will change its image in 2018 & There will be no poster contest this year

    The San Sebastian Festival has opened a process of reflection to modernise its image and give it a renewed corporate identity in keeping with the new times of the audiovisual world and of the Festival itself. The posters of this edition will be created as part of this new image strategy, meaning that the contest started in 2011 will not take place this year. The image will be presented at the beginning of May.    …

 

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« For the first time, this year’s Deauville American Film Festival has created the 44th Deauville American Film Festival Award. This award will be given to Jacques Audiard’s film The Sisters Brothers in the presence of the film’s team, for the qualities of its direction, for its powerful performances from four major actors of contemporary American cinema – John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed – and to salute its producers, thanks to whom such a no…
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THE JURY Home   |   The jury Back Sandrine KIBERLAINJURY PRESIDENT Actress Sabine AZEMA Actress   Alex BEAUPAIN Singer, songwriter & composer  …
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Kate BECKINSALEDEAUVILLE TALENT AWARD Born and raised in England, Kate Beckinsale has proven to be one of the cinematic industry’s most versatile and charismatic performers.  She played opposite Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves and Denzel Washington as “Hero” in Kenneth Branagh’s version of Much Ado About Nothing (1993). She won particular notice for her performance on the small screen in Larry Elikann’s One Against the Wind (1991) for Hallmark Fil…
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PREMIÈRES 2018 GALVESTON de Mélanie Laurent  | Eugénie Jacobson LE SECRET DES KENNEDY de John Curran LES FRÈRES SISTERS de Jacques Audiard   …
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Paul Thomas Anderson will receive the distinction for the third time in San Sebastian     Phantom Thread has been voted Best Film of 2018 by the members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. The vote was decided by 473 critics from all over the world, who chose this production from among all of the films premiered after 1 July 2017. The other three finalists were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri by Martin McDonagh (City of Donostia / San Sebast…
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”The context of Ikusmira Berriak is ideal for concentrating on a single project”     The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak began last Monday, August 20th. During the six weeks that the residencies last, the five filmmakers chosen from the 155 proposals received Manuel Abramovich, Nele Wohlatz, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban and Grigory Kolomytsev, will undertake their projects at the Tabakalera Artist’s Space. Also travelling to San Sebasti&a…
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    The Festival will present the documentary ”Querido Fotogramas”   Made in Spain, showcase of the Spanish films of the year to which the Festival offers a platform for their international dissemination, has selected eleven productions,…
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Fifteen productions will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award One French production, Les Météorites / Meteorites and one Chinese, Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze, complete the New Directors selection at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Kun Yang, from a small city in the South-West of China’s Yunnan province, studied film directing at the Beijing Film Academy. Qing Feng De Wei Dao / Breeze, his first feature film, revolves around a man…
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  The second feature film Di qiu zui hou de ye wan / Long Day’s Journey into Night, by Bi Gan (Kaili, China, 1989), after his award-winning debut, Kaili Blues, premiered in Un Certain Regard. The film narrates a man’s return to the town of his birth in search of a woman. Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will include the presentation of Kraben Rahu / Manta Ray, following its showing at Venice and Toronto. The first work by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng (Bangkok, 1976) brings the story of a fish…
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      Danny DeVito (Neptune, New Jersey, United States, 1944) will be presented with a Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Saturday 22 September in the Kursaal. The fo…
 
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Alpha, Review: Man and his best friend surviving in the Ice Age It’s not a dog who is man’s best friend in Alpha, but a wolf given that name by Keda, a young man who lived in Upper Paleolithic Europe 20,000 years ago. He is the son of the Chief of a small tribe of hunter-gatherers that hunts bison in the steppes every year, to store meat for the coming winter. Boring history and a geography channel lesson? Banish the thought. Alpha is a classy movie that ranks among the best seen …
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The Stolen Princess, Review: Ukrainian animation comes of age, comes to India Indian media-house major Ultra, a diversified company, brings four language versions of the Ukrainian animation feature, The Stolen Princess, to India. You can watch it in English, Hindi, Tamil or Telugu. We saw the English version today, and since the content remains unchanged in the dubbed versions, I would recommend it to children who understand any of these languages. Parents, this is good holiday fare, with ani…
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Aretha Franklin: Soul Music Loses its Queen, its Soul American soul music queen, singer Aretha Franklin, died on August 18, aged 76, of pancreatic cancer in Detroit, where she grew up. Memphis, Tennessee born Aretha was the daughter of Rev. C. L. Franklin, a Minister and gospel singer, and a staunch church-goer herself. Unfortunately, her mother left the family when Aretha was just six years old and died when Aretha was 10. Her father was shot by burglars in 1979 and died in 1984, after five…
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Final day of Sanhita’s theatre festival: Language of Hindustani theatre, and ode to an iconic Hindi poet August 17 marked the end of the three-day Natya Mahotsav (theatre festival) organised by Sanhita Manch, an initiative of Being Association, at the P.L. Deshpande Auditorium at the Ravindra Natya Mandir Complex in central Mumbai. The festival included several interactive sessions and staging of three Hindi/Urdu plays selected from 77 entries. Held for the second year in succession, th…
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MAGNUS SUNDHOLM/HFPA Glenn Close   HFPA journalist Diederik van Hoogstraten met with renowned stage, film and TV actress and Golden Globe winner Glenn Closeto talks about a variety of topics, ranging from her la…
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Coproduction Lounge heads into its third year with an exciting line-up of developing projects to be presented at 25th Edition of this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival. Following last year’s successful third year, the Matchbox Coproduction Lounge will be held in Oldenburg for the third time. On September 15th, the Oldenburg International Film Festival will host the event, in which filmmakers from all over the world will meet to exchange ideas and explore …
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The Festival honors one of the most uncompromising writers and directors, Britain’s iconic Bruce Robinson – “The Master of his Word” “Write it, damn you, what else are you good for?” wrote James Joyce. Words that are taped to the typewriter of writer-director, Bruce Robinson, long-revered by critics as the ‘neglected genius of the British film industry’. And had he never done another film after his 1987 loosely-autobiographical deb…
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SAVE 100$ OFF STANDARD REGISTRATION WITH CODE FEST21 WHEN YOU REGISTER BY AUGUST 31 Script to Screen Summit | September 7, 2018 • Toronto, Canada       Back to School and Back to Work! Meet the Script to Screen Summit Class of 2018 Join award-winning producers and dealmakers who have been at the forefront of diversifying conte…
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VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018 Viennale-Director Eva Sangiorgi gave a first preview and presented some of the highlights of this year’s festival. HERE you find the first outline of feature films and documentaries and we are happy to announce the first selected Special Programs.   As announced previously, the main program eliminates the separation between fiction and documentary films in an attempt to go beyond the injustice …
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The festival runs 12 – 16 September 2018 see more festival trailers at our TRAILER PARK CHANNEL   At a press conference in Casablanca, the new trailer “From Oldenburg with Love” celebrated its premiere for the 25th Oldenburg International Film Festival. To mark the anniversary of the festival, a tongue-in-cheek reference was made to a genre of cinema that had its heyday in the 1960s, during the Cold War and the growing fear of atomic threat…
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Calgary International Film Festival, running from September 19 – September 30, announced the selection of fourteen more films, including headliners featuring big box office bold-faced names. Stars on screen at this year’s festival include Keira Knightley in COLLETTE, Salma Hayek in THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT and Hilary Swank in WHAT THEY HAD. Canadian fan favourites include Tantoo Cardinal and Graham Greene in THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE. “Not only does our audience love our…
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  Stunning success heralding a wonderful opportunity for sharing the power of film, particularly to highlight women’s voices and stories, and to spotlight the plight of Mother Earth, the woman in all our lives! We were honored to have both Jeff Bridges and Jamie Redford present their films (Living in the Future’s Past and Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, respectively), and interact with audiences. Both expressed delight at the outcome of the Festival: &ld…
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FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Our Santa Barbara Conference is the biggest with over 800 attendees and over 80 exhibitors in 2017.This year’s FestForums will take place at the same -yet new and improved- Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker). The agenda consists of 2 days of panels with 2 tracks each day. Panels will include diverse and current topics such as VR, cryptocurrency, and the always popular festival …
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      Silk Screen is celebrating its 13th Annual 10-day Asian American Film Festival on September 22-30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year’s festival will showcase 25 feature-length films and 10 short films from 13 countries, including India, Japan, Indonesia, Turkey, South Korea, China, Pakistan, The Philippines, and Iran. This year, films will be screened at six venues in and around the Pittsburgh area: Harris Theater, Alumni Hall (Unive…
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American Film Market Dailies coverage by filmfestivals.com included 275 articles, 163 photos and 9 newsletters circulated to our database of film pro subscribers worldwide (192 000 and counting). Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1   The 2018 coverage of AFM will be comparable with over 200 articles and 9 newsletters. The site has been launched in 1995, audience is international (…
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The Independent Days International Filmfestival (IDIF) is one of Europe’s most important festivals for independent filmmakers and part of the European Festivals Association. Proud owner of the EFFE label (Europe for festivals – festivals for Europe) by the EU. Filmmakers can win 12 awards with more than 10.000 Euro prize money. IDIF is an IMDb Award-listing qualifying festival! Submit your films on filmfreeway!   …
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Asian CineVision presented the 41st edition of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) from July 25 – August 5 at the Village East Cinema and the Asia Society. This  community oriented unique film festival  is the premier with a comprehensive focus on Asian and Asian-American films and selected this year 80 productions from over 14 countries.  The relevance of the festival for the Asian American community is reflected in a record number o…
First Annual MINT International Film Festival Announces Competition Titles, Main Slate Films Feature: Diane Lane, Helena Bonham Carter, Logan Lerman, Gérard Depardieu, Sam Upton, Mark Boone Junior, Jared Abrahamson, Kate Vernon, Kerry Condon, Cassi Thomson, Laila Ali, Rory Culkin, Brian Dennehy, David Harbour, Mary Riitano, Jenna Ciralli and more. • Event Runs September 14-16 In Billings, MT and Includes Panels, Parties, and Networking Opportunities   The First Annual …
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      From star-crossed lovers in the Meiji era to early feminists fighting societal norms, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) presents a FREE classic film program from 29 September – 2 December. The Festival will present a curated program: Passion & Obsession in Sydney with an abridged version in Melbourne and Canberra. Featuring works adapted from novels by celebrated authors such as Junichiro Tanizaki and Kyoka Izumi, the program showcases influential works from c…
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  FreedomFilmFest (FFF), Malaysia’s leading international human rights documentary film festival is back and proud to announce a diverse line-up of bold and brave new films for 2018. Returning to PJ Live Arts in Petaling Jaya, this year’s week-long festival (29th September – 6th October 2018) will play host to over 40 new and award winning films showcasing extraordinary talent from the very best of local, regional and international filmmakers…
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15 Documentaries Selected It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year’s European Film Awards. Ten documentary festivals have suggested to the committee one film each which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition. Chosen in co-operation with the European Documentary Network EDN, these festiva…
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Somehow Chloé Zhao’s all-too-real film The Rider has remained somewhat under the radar, when compared to the many mediocre or even god-awful films that stay in the cinemas for months on end. Although it hailed high praise at Cannes in 2017, sadly it remains under-seen. The Chinese director/writer/producer uses a feminist approach to portray the vulnerable side of a modern day cowboy, Brady Jandreau playing a fictionalized version of himself, whose fateful head injury took …
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Unquestionably the funniest film I saw at the  2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Eaten by Lions (99 minutes) had sold-out world premiere screenings, selected in the British Cinema strand. From the enthusiasm of the audience at the second screening I attended, on a suprisingly sunny Scottish Saturday lunchtime in the Cineworld complex, and their clearly appreciative questions to director,cast and crew  from the paying public, it could have warranted a more prominen…
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  A special presentation of this unique film commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums will take place on 16 October 2018 at BFI Southbank, with Peter Jackson in conversation.   The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that Peter Jackson’s First World War film, newly titled They Shall Not Grow Old, will be given its World Premiere as the Documentary Special Presentation at the BFI London Film Festival on…
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FROM ON HIGH has been accepted to the FerFilm Festival in Ferizaj, Kosovo for September 2-6, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a young Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film has won 7 awards, in the USA, Spain and Italy, including a BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award for Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona and a BEST SOUNDTRACK award for the film’s composer, GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. FROM ON HIGH marks the professional acting…
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Swedish filmmaker Isabella Eklöf, the director of the film Holiday, is the winner of the Grand Prix of the New Horizons International Competition. Of the 12 competition entries, seven were directed by women. This year’s edition of New Horizons can also boast record attendance. “In an unsentimental and unsettling way, Holiday reveals the mechanisims of conformisme and dependence as seen through the eyes of a chameleonic main character manuvering through a world encompased b…
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This first wave of the 2018 World Soundtrack Award Nominees includes multiple Academy Award® winners and nominees, the best of contemporary film and television music as well as Pulitzer prize winner Kendrick Lamar and other pop artists.  The nominees for Best Film Composer are Academy Award® winners John Williams and Alexandre Desplat, Academy Award® nominees Jóhann Jóhannsson, Jonny Greenwood and Carter Burwell. The Television Composer of th…
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35 short films compete for the 2018 Iris Prize 20 countries represented bringing together films featuring contemporary dance, brutal violence and challenging stories about gender The £30,000 prize continues to be supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation Organisers of the Iris Prize have today (13/08/2018) announced details of the 35 short films competing for the Iris Prize at the 2018 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. The winning director will be presented with £30,000 to make the…
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The 9th Odesa International Film Festival, which took place from July 13 to 21, sums up its achievements This year, 1070 films from 95 countries were submitted for participation in the competition programs. 12films from the International Competition competed for the main prize – the Grand Prix; 5 features and 13 short films participated in the National Competition, and 8 – in the European Documentary Competition. In total,&…
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  Best Action Mascarpone Jonas Riemer   Best Animation The Driver Is Red Randall Christopher   Best Cinematographer The Other End Of The Earth Aaron Grasso   Best Comedy Must Kill Karl Joe Kicak   Best Coming Of Age Melody Bernard Kordieh   Best Diversity Diwa Aina Dumlao, Bru Muller   Best Documentary Hula Girl Amy Hill, Chris Riess   Best Drama Phone Duty Lenar Kamalov   Best Ed…
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The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 49 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature-length fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2018! With 35 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema. In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the …
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Interview with Producer Steve Lee Jones for “Bigger” (2018) at 71st Cannes Film Festival

Producer | Writer | Director Steve Lee Jones’ latest film “Bigger” (2018) held market screenings at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. “Bigger” tells the story of brothers Joe and Ben Weider, founders of the modern fitness and work out gym phenomena. In this rags to riches story, with just a few dollars in their pocket and a fight against anti-Semitism and racism, the Weider brothers set out to revolutionize the world of physical fitness and build an empire.   …

Interview with Filmmaker Ben Zolno for “Status Pending” (2018)

Director/writer Ben Zolno’s breakthrough film ‘Status Pending’ (2018) is a roller coaster love story between American, Ryan, and Kiwi, Lizzie, living in New Zealand. They met on Tinder and exist posting their personal lives on social media, as most millenials do. At first, their hook up is a lot of fun, until it’s time to either move forward or move on. Starring Ben Zolno and actress Ivana Palezevic, the film is currently traveling international film festivals, including most …

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Jurassic World-A Fallen Kingdom: Tyrannosaurus, Baryonyx, Indoraptor, Pterosaurs Carnotaurus, Mosaurus, Thesaurus and some human

Jurassic World-A Fallen Kingdom: Tyrannosaurus, Baryonyx, Indoraptor, Pterosaurs Carnotaurus, Mosaurus, Thesaurus and some humans You’ve got to give it to them. Since the film is about dinosaurs, they filled the screen with myriad variations on the thematic anima/bird. Problem is, they all do almost the same thing, except with the handler, and that too when he pretends to be sad. The ‘same thing’ is making ferocious calls, and then getting into the seek-and-destroy anything …

Stars sparkle for World Environment Day in Mumbai

Aditi Govitrikar and Asif Bhamla Stars sparkle for World Environment Day in Mumbai Sparkles Diamond Jewellery joined hands with Bhamla Foundation to observe World Environment Day on June 05. Present on the occasion were actors Tanisha Mukerji, Sidhhant Kapoor (son of Shakti Kapoor), Aditi Govitrikar, singer composer Armaan Malik and playback singer Shaan (real-name Shantanu Mukherjee). Shaan and Tanisha Sparkles Diamond Jewellery is a brand of Poddar Diamonds Limited and Asif Bhamla is a p…

CommunicAsia 2018, 01: Intro

CommunicAsia 2018, 01: Intro CommunicAsia is back at the Marina Bay Sands and SunTec City, in Singapore. The dates for this edition are June 26, 27, 28. Free shuttle bus services will ply through the day, connecting the two venues. Inspired by the radical changes in the ICT industry, the refreshed CommunicAsia continues to be Asia’s most established and relevant event for industry professionals in the telecommunications sector. It brings together thought-leaders, decision makers, and i…

Dad’s Girl-friend, Play review: Giggles, chuckles and a tear for your tissue

Dad’s Girl-friend, Play review: Giggles, chuckles and a tear for your tissue It’s not as shocking as it seems. Dad’s a widower. He is an acclaimed novelist and the girl- friend is someone who begins as a protégée and ends up being her mentor’s soul-mate. The feelings are completely mutual, but how do they convince author’s daughter and son-in-law about their plans, and how can you choose between your daughter and your girl-friend, who, incidentally,…

फेmous, Review: Nothing famous infamous

फेmous, Review: Nothing famous infamous Some fellow critics, when emerging from the screening of a film that tests your patience and insults your intelligence, often mutter quite audibly, “Why do they make such films?” The context, quite obviously, is not existentialist, as codified by Jean Paul Sartre and other European scholars in the 1930s and 40s. Rather, it is angst that is vented out at being taken for a royal ride. A few of those who have seen such films do not review t…

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Jeff Bridges presents his film at Bozeman Film Celebration

Jeff Bridges and Susan Kucera will do a Q and A after the film presentation June 8, 8pm at Emerson’s Crawford Theatre, Bozeman Montana tickets here: http://bozemanfilmcelebration.com/…/living-in-features-past/ Bozeman Film Celebration is at the forefront in building bridges of understanding between diverse points of view and is in the vanguard in restoring media literacy among our youth. The vision behind BZN is to highlight movies that make a positive impact on audie…

The Israel Film Festival in LA honors Netflix’s Larry Tanz, Star Wars: The Last Jedi producer Ram Bergman and Stanley Black

The Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S., is launching its 32nd edition by hosting a Sponsor Luncheon celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary and honoring Netflix’s Larry Tanz, Star Wars: The Last Jedi producer Ram Bergman and philanthropist Stanley Black, it was announced by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Tanz, Vice President, Global Television at Netflix, has been named the 2018 IFF Achievement …

Extended Deadline for NYC 2 Paris Film Fest: June 20th!

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The Extended Deadline to submit your film to the NYC 2 Paris Film Festival is June 20th, 2018!  NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director.  The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films and music vi…

2018 Consensus New York Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves The 2018 Consensus New York (4th Annual Blockchain Technology Summit) presented by CoinDesk was held at the Hilton Midtown, May 14-16, 2018. The Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) and Cryptocurrency annual global conference included the launch of the first decentralized open source Bitcoin Blockchain Smart Contract platform by RSK, Security Token Standard 2.0 by Polymath, hardware wallet Ledger Blue by Ledger, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitors show, special presentations a…

Consensus 2018 New York Coverage

By Maria Esteves The 2018 Consensus New York (4th Annual Blockchain Technology Summit) presented by CoinDesk was held at the New York Hilton Midtown, May 14-16. The International Blockchain as a Service and Cryptocurrency annual conference featured keynote presentations, panel discussions by global leaders in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency space, special presentations, workshops, exhibitor hall and network receptions. This year’s successful record breaking attendees of over 8,000 fr…

Interview with Two Among the Righteous Few Author Marty Brounstein

By Maria Esteves – May 28, 2018 Marty A. Brounstein (MAB) is an author, consulting business manager and adjunct faculty member of the MBA Program at St. Mary’s College, CA. In 1993, his Practical Solutions Group provided leadership and organizational effectiveness to clients, from executives to managers and staff members in profit and non-profit sectors. His books included Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies, Communicating Effectively For Dummies, and Managing Teams For Dummies…

Interview with Producer Steve Lee Jones for “Bigger” (2018) at 71st Cannes Film Festival

Producer | Writer | Director Steve Lee Jones’ latest film “Bigger” (2018) held market screenings at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. “Bigger” tells the story of brothers Joe and Ben Weider, founders of the modern fitness and work out gym phenomena. In this rags to riches story, with just a few dollars in their pocket and a fight against anti-Semitism and racism, the Weider brothers set out to revolutionize the world of physical fitness and build an empire.   …

See-Saw Films name Nicky Earnshaw as Head of Production

See-Saw Films’ joint Managing Directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman today announced the appointment of Nicky Earnshaw as Head of Production for their UK film and television divisions. Effective July 9, Earnshaw will be responsible for the production and day to day operations of See-Saw’s expanding film and TV slate developed and produced out of the UK office.  In addition, she will oversee productions greenlit through the recently announced first look deal with New Regency,…

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CLIPPED Music Video Festival 2018 happened Saturday June 2nd

CLIPPED Music Video Festival 2018 happened Saturday June 2nd and was an overwhelming success. Run in conjunction with Vivid Ideas, over 400 attendees passed through the Carriageworks doors to experience the exhibitions, panel discussions, premieres and awards throughout the day. The panels boasted immense talent including Jesse Kanda (UK – Bjork, FKA Tiwgs, Arca), Nash Edgerton (Gringo, Bob Dylan, Brandon Flowers), Sarah Blasko, Mclean Stephenson, Eero Heinonen (Finland), and industry experts i…

2018 Short Film Fund Winner announced

We are happy to announce that NORA KIRKPATRICK & DENNIS MCNICHOLAS have won this year’s Short Film Fund with their winning short BEST SELLER. They will be been awarded with a $10,000 Grant to make their short film. …

18th Nippon Connection Film Festival Award Winners

Awards go to documentaries and a tragicomedy with this year’s Nippon Honor Award recipient Shinobu TERAJIMA as the leading actress   After six days with more than 100 short and feature length films, the 18th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main ended on June 3. Numerous film screenings, concerts, performances, and workshops were quickly sold out. Over 120 directors, actors, producers, and artists from Japan came to Frankfurt in order to present their works…

Here are the Award Winners of the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival

Congratulations to the winners, nominees, and all the participants of the NYC Independent Film Festival this year!      …

EIGHTH GRADE wins MUBI Audience Favourite Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: London

Amy Adrion awarded the Picturehouse #WhatNext Prize for Half the Picture    Bo Burnham (director of Eighth Grade) and Amy Adrion (director of Half The Picture)     Picturehouse Central, 3 June 2018 — Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced tonight that the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: London’s Audience Favourite award, sponsored by MUBI, was presented to Eighth Grade directed by Bo Burnham.  Director Amy Adrion was awarded a special…

Seattle ShortsFest Jury Award winners,

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival is proud to announce this year’s ShortsFest Jury Award winners, with three women filmmakers ta…

Living in the Furure’s Past wins two Accolade Global Film Competition Awards!

Season: May 2018 Susan Kucera (USA), Living in the Future’s Past Award of Excellence Special Mention: Documentary Feature Award of Excellence Special Mention: Nature / Environment / Wildlife     http://accoladecompetition.org/ The Accolade Global Film Competition is unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse companies as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival …

 

Winners of the 58th Krakow Film Festival

 The winners of the 58th Krakow Film Festival were announced. The international jury awarded the best documentary, short and animated films, which during the whole festival week were trying to woo the experts and the audience in 7 cinemas in Krakow.   The outright winner of this year’s edition of the Krakow Film Festival is an acclaimed film “Over the Limit”, directed by Marta Prus. The film received the Silver Horn for the best feature film in the International…

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The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA), returns Down Under in 2018 for its 9th year. Taking place in Sydney (9-18 Aug), Brisbane (15-16 Aug), Melbourne (6-13 Sept) and Canberra (21-23), the Festival brings Korea’s hottest new films to audiences Down Under. Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, KOFFIA showcases the wonder of Korean culture through film.  From big budget Blockbusters, gripping indie flicks, rom-coms, pop culture musings and more, the Festival prese…

The 3rd Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and Malaysia Golden Global Awards 2019 are back!

  Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) are returning for the 3rd consecutive year! This year, MIFFest and MGGA have chosen ‘Humanity’ as the main theme and key message for the …

Illuminate Film Festival It’s a Wrap breaking records

  ILLUMINATE is the world’s premier film festival for conscious cinema. Films for all of us. To bring out the best in us.   Michael Franti’s STAY HUMAN&…

TIFF 2018: Teens Meet Cinema

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Film Fest Gent celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ with film music concert

In 2018, Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking masterpiece ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is exactly fifty years old and that is worth celebrating. On 18 October, Film Fest Gent will be organising a concert, under the title ‘2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey’ with a wide variety of scores from films taking place in space on the programme. The concert explores the musical richness of different generations of composers who gave their own sound to traveling through the universe. The…

Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 4.7 million in 13 new productions

In the second round of 2018, 13 film projects have been granted a t…

Jeff Goldblum joins Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan in the dramedy PRICE OF ADMISSION

Jeff Goldblum joins Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan in the dramedy PRICE OF ADMISSION for producers Neda Armian and Alex Foster. Radiant is handling foreign rights. Academy Award Nominee Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Isle of Dogs, Thor: Ragnarok) is joining Golden Globe nominees Michael Sheen (Nocturnal Animals, Passengers, Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”) and Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible Fallout, HBO’s “True Detective”, Hulu’s&…

FROM ON HIGH wins the SOLIDARITY PRIZE at Festival Pasinetti in Venice!

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“From On High” was awarded the PREMIO SOLIDARIETA’, Vetrina del Volontariato (Solidarity Prize) at the 15th annual Festival Pasinetti in Venice, Italy on June 2nd, 2018. The film deals with a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. Filmed on location in Catalunya by Imatge Barcelona’s Pol Carrizo Vilarroig, the piece marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-olds Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, a 2016 Peer Raben Music Aw…

Dad’s Girl-friend, Play review: Giggles, chuckles and a tear for your tissue

Dad’s Girl-friend, Play review: Giggles, chuckles and a tear for your tissue It’s not as shocking as it seems. Dad’s a widower. He is an acclaimed novelist and the girl- friend is someone who begins as a protégée and ends up being her mentor’s soul-mate. The feelings are completely mutual, but how do they convince author’s daughter and son-in-law about their plans, and how can you choose between your daughter and your girl-friend, who, incidentally,…

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Thailand Short Film Competition


DEADLINE – 15th June – Midnight Bangkok time

Make a short film exploring  “Thailand through the eyes of foreigner (Way of Life/Culture/Tourism)”. We are looking for a fresh approach, using imagination, dramatic technique, and creative vision. You will have to find locations, actors, and use your talent to show your perspective on Thailand within the context of the region you have chosen. The character of your region may be found in unique geographical features, the culture, the people, the food, or the local products.The winning team will receive 300,000 Thai Baht, and there are eight runner up prizes of 30,000 Baht each. The Thailand Film Office will provide…

One return air ticket to Thailand for every film-maker.
Total of four nights accommodation in Bangkok to cover the start and end of your trip.
One van with driver for your time while not in Bangkok
30,000 Thai Baht for expenses during your mission.
One local assistant, who will travel with you and support you with translation.
Travel insurance.
Mission briefing in Bangkok.

 

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Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo
August 22 – 26, 2018 

 

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May 16, 2018 Earlybird Deadline

PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo is a global competition in animation and exhibition of the worlds most talented artists in the world. Each year there are awards going to 37 categories including Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short in over 20 different styles of animation from 2D, 3D, Hand Drawin, Painted, Watercolor, Sand, Paper, Experimental, Stop-Motions, VFX, and more.
The festival is expected to screen over 250+ award wining short and 5 feature-length animated films from over 103 countries including Oscar® Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Emmy® and Grammy® wining artists from around the world. The festival and expo also includes VR experiences, live animation demonstrations, character and model sculptors, animation panel discussions, seminars, and educational programming will be held in conjunction with an international poster contest.

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In 2018, the 5th edition of WoFF aspires to bring more audiences, filmmakers and industry professionals together, creating a platform to exchange ideas, showcase their work and most importantly talk on film and new trends in the industry, women filmmakers of today and independent film production in Europe, the US and beyond. Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers, women directors and eastern European cinema in our three main sections, First Features, The Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema, respectively.

Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below.

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Filmfestivals com has an eye for SciFi: check our fantastic selection

Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of ‘Best for Fests’ in the SciFi genre!   “Ones to Watch for fests’ by filmfestivals.com“…

Secrets of Outer Space: Into the Great Beyond, a short film festival dedicated to exploring outer space

A Festival Contemplates the Beyond   The historic Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street Art Center), one of only a few surviving vest-pocket theaters left in Manhattan, is hosting Secrets of Outer Space: Into the Great Beyond, a short film festival fully dedicated to exploring outer space, space travel, time travel, extra-terrestrial life, and alternative dimensions.  Ten films, each between 5 and 10 minutes long, will be selected among narrative, music video, documentary, and exper…

 

Epic Pictures launches 5th Passenger in Theaters & On Demand July 10th, 2018

    On July 10th, 2018, Epic Pictures will release the sci-fi thriller, 5th Passenger, produced by Scott Baker, Morgan Lariah, Mike Phillips and directed by Scott Baker. The film stars Doug Jones (The Shape of Water, Star Trek: Discovery, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hellboy 2) Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations), Armin Shimerman (…

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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Eco, Transition, Green and Conservationism cinema: check our fantastic selection

Films we curate for festivals: Check our selection of ‘Best for Fests’ in the eco green genre!   “Ones to Watch for fests’ by filmfestivals.com“…

35th Autrans International Mountain Film Festival – France – Calling for entries

35th Autrans International Mountain Film Festival – France 5 – 9 December 2018 Call for entries! All films taking place in mountains or dealing with this natural environment: expeditions, mountaineering, portraits and ethnological films, ecology, sciences and arts. A professional jury for 5 awards (financial or technical prizes) for documentary competition. Audience awards for best documentary film. Others jurys according to partnerships and dedicated prizes. A special comp…
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ANIMATION CALLING

Michel Ocelot, Mark Osborne and many more to attend Annecy

    They’re coming to Annecy!     Once again, the Festival is welcoming big names to Annecy: directors, producers and actors are all coming to have their voices heard.​     Personalities This year’s Festival include the following, in “order of appearance”: Michel Ocelot, for the screening event of Dilili in Paris with the young actress XXX who performed the voice of Dilili (Monday, 8:30 pm, Bonlieu Grande salle – invitation o…

Simple Animation, the first cloud-based virtual studio focused animation and VFX studios will be revealed at Annecy.

SIMPLE ANIMATION WILL BE UNVEILED AT MIFA 2018 ANNECY     MIFA 2018 is coming up this year as one of the biggest edition ever and SummuS Render will unveil the first release of Simple Animation, the first cloud-based virtual studio focused animation and VFX studios. Along these four days,  all who visit our booth 2.011 (New Technologies Area), will be able to attend live demo sessions where we will showcase the full potential of our cloud-…

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Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of ‘Best for Fests’ in the Horror SciFi genre!   “Ones to Watch for fests’ by filmfestivals.com“…

Spotlight on Swiss fantasy at the NIFFF !

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This year, A Slice of Fright is launching a horror festival for shorts. It’s in Bay City, MI on October 13th

  A Slice of Fright is a horror anthology series produced by film collective CinemaSlice, a group of indie filmmakers who are joined in their love of making, watching, and sharing independent cinema.  The collective is scouring US to find the creepiest, most twisted and terrifying short films out there!   This year, A Slice of Fright is launching a festival. It’s in Bay City, MI on October 13th and will feature the top four short film submissions followed by the world p…

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Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of ‘Best for Fests’ documentaries.  “Ones to Watch for fests’ by filmfestivals.com“.  LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, produced and presented by Jeff Bridges. USA

Young European Film-makers Ready to Get Off to a Flying Start

  EFP FUTURE FRAMES presents ten exceptional young directors at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018 THE LEGIONNAIRE by Hleb Papou (Italy) ­ Istituto Luce Cinecittà  Putting outstanding young directing talents from Europe in the spotlight, EFP FUTURE FRAMES presents ten film students and graduates and their award-winning work at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in the Czech Republic (June 29 – Ju…

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TAIPEI by Jason Lester Romance under influence – USA, first feature film 96 minutes

“Think Romeo and Juliet meets Trainspotting” – Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin

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Taipei is an adaptation of Tao Lin’s critically-acclaimed, cult favorite novel of the same name.

Two young New York writers fall in and out of love amidst a whirlwind of drugs, parties, technology, and travel. As one relationship collapses, another blooms for Erin, swept into the world of Paul Chen, a mysterious, charismatic author. When he proposes documenting every aspect of their new romance in an epic laptop-filmed “documentary”, the couple enter into a performative bad romance, fueled by substances and sleepless nights. Tracking the pair through a shotgun Niagara Falls wedding, an LSD trip in a New Jersey mansion, and to Taiwan, the country of Paul’s birth where the couple comes to confront their individual alienation, Taipei is a visually stunning, extremely contemporary portrayal of what it means to be young, alive, and in love in a digital world.

Taipei wins at The Mexico International Film Festival

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Taipei won 2018 Bronze Palm Award at The Mexico International Film Festival   The Mexico International Film Festival and Awards has become an important awards event within the film industry and a centerpiece for promoting and growing the thriving arts and culture community of Mexico. Founded on the premise that the language of film is universal and a dynamic force in bridging cultural understanding, the event celebrates and recognizes the very best of international inde…

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Cut Off’ by Jowan Carbin

Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, Clive follows Trevor, a former professor to his country home on the bayou in Cut Off, LA to gain a new perspective.  While Trevor helps Clive deal with his demons, Clive is sucked into a mission to kill.

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LIVING AMONG US by Brian Metcalf  – Vampire Found Footage Thriller Ocober 2017 80 minutes

A family of Vampires hire some filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results.  STARRING: John Heard (Home Alone), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You).

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LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, A documentary presented by Jeff Bridges.
USA October 2017 – 83 minutes

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DEAD ON ARRIVAL D.O.A. by Stephen Sepher – Thriller  – USA  – June  2017 –  96 minutes

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Emmy nominated Billy Flynn stars in an ensemble cast as Sam Collins, a pharmaceutical sales rep who visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. He finds himself in a dark world of sex, corruption and murder as he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, with less than 24 hours to live, Sam turns to a local girl Jesse. Their path leads to a voodoo priestess who only confirms Sam’s doomed fate. On the run, caught in a deadly vertigo with no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the Mob and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

Inspired by the 1950 classic noir thriller D.O.A.

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 
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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he’ll discover that it’s not only sharks that are in grave danger — it’s humanity itself.

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Vivre (Ikiru) d’Akira Kurosawa (1952, Japon)

      Vivre est un film magnifique, le préféré de Kurosawa, dans la veine du néoréalisme des années d’après-guerre. Un vieux fonctionnaire, Kenji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura) vient consulter un médecin sur ses maux d’estomac. Dans la salle d’attente, il rencontre un autre patient qui lui décrit les symptômes du cancer de l’estomac et les réactions des médecins qui, dans ce…

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Je ne vais pas présenter l’ensemble du film sur le célèbre jazzman Ray Charles, film qui a valu à l’acteur principal, Jamie Foxx, un oscar. Il faut dire que son interprétation était très convaincante. Mais une séquence m’a particulièrement touché (à 1h 06’), comme il arrive parfois lorsqu’on regarde un film, et je dois préciser qu’il s’agit d’une interpr&e…

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La beauté au cinéma (conférence)

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Cette conférence a été donnée à l’abbaye cistercienne sur l’île Saint-Honorat, Lérins, dans la baie de Cannes, pendant le Festival de Cannes 2018 dans le cadre du Festival sacré de la beauté. Il s’agissait de mettre en relief la dimension de la beauté au cinéma, en posant quelques questions-clés, et en illustrant le propos par des extraits de films. Il s’agissait aussi à mettre en valeur la …

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C’est peu après le festival de Cannes de 1983, que Tarkovski, venu présenter Nostalghia, signe avec Anna-Lena Wibom (directrice à l’époque de la Cinémathèque de Stockholm) un contrat sur un film qui devait s’intituler : La Sorcière. Il en changera rapidement le titre pour : Le Sacrifice. Comme le dira Larissa Tarkovski, son épouse, le scénario final est issu de la fusion de deux scénarios origina…

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La SODEC et DOC CIRCUIT MONTRÉAL collaborent pour créer le SODEC_LAB Coproduction documentaire

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    Les six producteurs participants sont annoncés       Montréal, le jeudi 7 juin 2018 – Initiative de la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), en partenariat avec Doc Circuit Montréal, le SODEC_LAB Coproduction documentaire permettra à six producteurs et productrices du Québec de participer au marché international du documentaire Sunny Side of the Doc de La Rochelle du 25 au 28…

La programmation du Festival International de Cinéma de Marseille 10-16 Juillet 2018

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En juin aux Escales Documentaires

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