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Dear Filmmakers Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 5000 festivals listed, over 22 000 festival organizers contacts in our database. Do you have a film you want to suggest to our festival programmers subscribers? Let them know about your film. Let me know if you want us to reserve this 150€ promotion package for you? Please note that we only reserve this opportunity to the filmmakers that are subscri...

Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and a...

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Filmfestivals.com was established 1995 as world reference in this niche, we are proud of our track record in helping festivals attract more legitimacy, visibility and film submissions from our large base of international film professionals (370 000 unique filmmaker visitors each month), 159 500 subscribers to the newsletter. ONE TIME OFFER We suggest this quick one month booster program for your call for entry including  with 4 newsletter ads, your call for entry promoted one month lon...

Paddington Bear And His Filmmakers are greeted by HRH the Duke of Cambridge at Gala China Premiere

A family comedy adaptation of the Paddington Bear series of books, starring Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent and Ben Whishaw as the British voice of Paddington himself, held its grand Chinese premiere at Shanghai Film Museum on March 3rd, on the occasion of HRH The Duke of Cambridge’s visit to China to open the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai.   Director Paul King (Bunny and the Bull, The Mighty Boosh) an...

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) Announces the Nominees for the 9th Asian Film Awards

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    At a press conference in Hong Kong on February 25, 2015, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced the nominees for the 9th Asian Film Awards (AFA). Forty-two films from eight countries and regions received a total 74 nominations. This year, the AFA received over 1,000 eligible films from 34 countries across Asia. In a parallel announcement, the AFAA revealed that internationally acclaimed film director and producer Ms. Mabel CHEUNG...

The Cinedelphia Film Festival announces the first wave of programming for this year’s fest!

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The Cinedelphia Film Festival is excited to announce the first wave of programming for this year’s fest!  The CFF will run from April 9 - 25 at PhilaMOCA and is loosely based around the theme of the “outsider”:  untrained filmmakers, special interest archivists, and those who simply refuse to play by Hollywood’s rules.  As always, it’s an eclectic and highly entertaining lineup of film programming that you won’t find anywhere else in the Delawar...

FIRST TIME FEST: Third Time’s The Charm - March 5-9, 2015 with a tribute to Harvey Weinstein

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CELEBRATING FIRST-TIME FILMMAKERS WITH A GRAND PRIZE OF THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION AND INTERNATIONAL SALES 6 NEW INTERNATIONAL FILMS IN COMPETITION Following last year’s acclaimed second edition, FIRST TIME FEST is back, and it shows that third time’s the charm.   The 3rd FIRST TIME FEST is set for March 5-9, 2015, and it will be based at an exciting new array of venues.  Screenings will take place at Core Club (55th St. and Park Avenue), the Wild Project (195...

39HKIFF to open with Murmur of the Hearts and close with Port of Call

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$ 5,000 from Luxor African Film Festival to develop new African films

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The ETISAL Fund Management has announced the details of STEP Program to support African feature films specially the first or second features by a director. Submitted to this competition were 14 different projects from 8 African countries: Namibia, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco and Nigeria. The jury has decided to support 5 projects in the development workshop with French expert Isabelle Fauvel for two weeks starting from March 1. These projects are: 1. "Nine...

The 1st Annual WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival

Be a part of History in the Making, this weekend. Kindly see below, the Schedule of Events. With over 29 countries participating, the 1st Annual WideScreen Festival is proud to showcase 100 Projects at it's Inaugural Festival. The Festival was a God-inspired idea, founded by Jarrod A Knowles on Oct 12, 2014. The mission of the Festival is, "To Inspire the Creation and Distribution of Art, while ultimately enhancing the Creative Mind.   Actually, before you look at...

Danish documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger completes lineup at Visegrad Film Forum

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4. Visegrad Film Forum (11th – 14th March 2015)    The Danish documentary director Mads Brügger will come to Visegrad Film Forum Bratislava to talk about his trademark documentary filmmaking. In his films Mads Brügger plays different roles in order to gain access to environments controlled by dictators (North Korea) or corrupt politicians and businessmen (Central African Republic). His debut The Red Chapel,&n...

5th edition Arab Women's Film Festival, 6-8 March 2015

Arab Women’s Film Festival 2015 5th edition 6 – 8 March 2015 The Arab Women’s Film Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary with an intensive program, starting Friday the 6th of March, ending Sunday the 8th in the Hague! This festival, the only one of its kind in Europe, aims to give a more nuanced view of the stuggle for emancipation of Arab women. Whether they live in Europe, the Arab world, or far beyond. This year, the central theme will be The mothe...

PRICE OF LOVE - Ethiopian Film Premiering At International Film Festivals

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PRICE OF LOVE A Film By Hermon Hailay Set To Make It’s World Premiere in Competition In FESPACO, Burkina Faso, February 28-March 7 (Hermon is One of Only 3 Female Directors In Competition out of 20) Followed By European Premiere In Competition At Films de Femmes, Paris, March 13-22   PRICE OF LOVE, the third feature from leading Ethiopian director Hermon Hailay, produced by Max Conil, will make its World Premiere in competition at the Panafrican Film and T...

VELOBerlin Film Award 2015

  The online vote has begun!   Giving bicycle culture a frame. www.veloberlinfilmaward.com The international online award for short films about cycling, the VELOBerlin Film Award, has just kicked off its third round. Until the 21st of März 2015, 18 nominated shorts from 11 countries will compete for the favour of the world-wide, cycle-mad online audience.  Within just two months, more than 120 short films from 30 countries were submitted, viewed and apprai...

Sue Hollenberg Named Education Director Of The Montclair Film Festival

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) in Montclair, NJ announced today the appointment of Sue Hollenberg as Education Director of MFF. This newly created position will serve to launch and manage the MFF’s year-round film and media education initiatives and community partnerships.   “We are thrilled to welcome Sue to our team,” said MFF Executive Director Tom Hall. “As we look to launch our education department to reach throughout our community and beyond, Sue provides ...

Alan Silvestri at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards

FILM FEST GENT ANNOUNCES ALAN SILVESTRI  AS GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE 15TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS Held on October 24th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 15th anniversary with one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his scores of ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Forrest Gump’. Brussels Philharmonic will perform the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri, con...

Kristen Stewart won a Best Supporting Actress César Award for her role in "Clouds Of Sils Maria" by Olivier Assayas.

She was the first American actress ever nominated in the category. Kristen Stewart AP/SIPA     All the videos of the César Awards are available here: http://bit.ly/Cesar2015-Videos ...

You would not want to miss The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards happening TOMORROW

The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards happen TOMORROW and independent film fans and filmmakers are joining to celebrate! Here's how to take part: Watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards LIVE on IFC Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET hosted by Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell. The Official Spirit Awards LIVE Arrivals Show Un-leashed by T-Mobile kicks off at 11:00 am PT on Yahoo Screen. Host Ben Lyons will be talking to this year's nominees and presenters as th...

Edge Entertainment secures Sundance Winner

  Edge Entertainment returns from the EFM in Berlin with a new acquisition, the Grand Jury Prize winner The Wolfpack. The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures International) directed by Crystal Moselle follows the Angulo brothers who have lived locked away from society in an apartment on Manhattan, creating elaborate sets and props inspired by their favorite films. The Wolfpack won the Grand Jury Prize in the US Documentary Section at Sundance 2015. Edge has acquired The Wolfpack for Scandina...

17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Press Release: Tributes

17th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL – Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2015   The main tributes of the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century honour the work of two filmmakers: that of Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper and of Romanian director Alexandru Solomon. Both will attend the festival to present and discuss their work with the Thessaloniki audiences and guests.   Hubert Sauper Tribute   “My reflex...

The 10h Annual European Independent Film Festival will screen 84 films from 32 countries in Paris on the 10th, 11th and 12th Apr

The European Independent Film Festival announces its' Official Selection for the tenth edition of the festival which will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April 2015 in Paris, France.   ÉCU 2015 will showcase 84 films from 32 countries ranging from features, shorts, documentaries, animated and student films to experimental works. ÉCU's Official Selection represents the very best independent filmmaking talents from the world. Fi...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Delivers Empowering Works from Global Voices to Toronto Audiences

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Lineup includes films from established and emerging directors including Joshua Oppenheimer, Wim Wenders, Patricio Henriquez and Hajooj Kuka   TORONTO — TIFF and Human Rights Watch co-present the 12th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, with a powerful lineup of eight films that recount extraordinary stories of struggle, survival and hope. Showcasing cinema at the forefront of the human rights movement, the festival aims to draw attention to human rights violations...

FEFF CAMPUS 2015 - Announcing Far East Film Festival's brand new journalism project!

FEFF CAMPUS 2015 A brand new project dedicated to young Asian and European journalists, conceived and coordinated by Mathew Scott.   Selected candidates will experience the Festival first hand, through seminars and workshops.       UDINE – The highly anticipated 17th edition of the Far East Film Festival will for the first time host a campus for young journalists that will combine education and on-site experience with cultural exchanges between writers from...

EIFF announces the retrospective films

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EIFF today announced that the main 2015 retrospective is "LITTLE BIG SCREEN", which will offer a rare opportunity to see some of the finest American TV movies from the 1960's and 70's.   The retrospective will include screenings of films by some of Hollywood’s biggest directors including Steven Spielberg (DUEL), Michael Mann (THE JERICHO MILE), Tobe Hooper (SALEMS LOT), and Sam Peckinpah (NOON WINE).   Niall Greig Fulton, EIFF Senior Programmer said "Wi...

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