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Dear Festival programmers and friends I would like to share with you these films which I have selected for festival consideration. They are part of our 'Ones To Watch' section.  And I believe each of them has a story that can change the way we see life. With these "Movies that Matter" I trust you will be inspired and I hope you will consider them in your selection.  If you can offer them waivers,  I can return the favor with an ad for your ...

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...

Champs-Elysées Film Festival adds a competition of french films without distributors

  The 6th edition of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, created by the Producer, Distributor and Exhibitor Sophie Dulac, will take place from Thursday 15th to Thursday 22nd June , 2017, in the cinemas on the Champs-Elysées.   In order to enhance the Franco-Americain theme, the festival is creating a competition of 6 French feature films this year premiering in Paris, with or without french distributors.  Programmmed by the French movie journalist Alex M...

Seattle Noir City Line up 2017

The 2017 incarnation of the world's most popular film noir festival, Noir City, is returning to the legendary Egyptian theater February 16 through 22, with 20 exceptional films ranging from the mid-twentieth century to today and culled from all parts of the globe. "The Big Knockover" is a veritable history of the heist film, from black-and-white Hollywood classics such as Criss Cross (1949) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950), to stunning contemporary thrillers...

NY Children's Film Festival Lineup and Schedule!

See it first at the Fest: 15 Feature Premieres! Program Highlights: Centerpiece Screening: Born in China, USA/China, Special Preview Screening the latest True Life Adventure from Disneynature Fest Flashback: Panda! Go Panda!, Japan A favorite from our 20-year archive, from the legendary team that formed Studio Ghibli Closing Spotlight: Ancien and the Magic Tablet, Japan, North American Premiere a fender and genre-bending anime fantasty Ivan Tsarevitch &...

Highlights from The 35th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting

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BERGAMO FILM MEETING International Film Festival 35th edition | March 11-19, 2017   The 35th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting - which will take place from March 11 to 19, 2017 - is starting to take shape: the already announced retrospective devoted to award-winning Czech director Miloš Forman will be complemented by a focus on the new talents in contemporary cinema. Supported by the EU through the MEDIA sub-program of Creative Europe, the Festival offers a pri...

Heartland Film Honors "Loving" with Truly Moving Picture Award

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The newly released feature film "Loving," written and directed by Jeff Nichols, has been honored with the Truly Moving Picture Award from nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film. Select theatrically-released titles — entertaining films that do more than just entertain — receive the designation throughout the year. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration. “Timely and compelling, 'Loving' is a testament to the power of ...

Tom Cruise to receive The Artemis Action Rebel Award

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The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is thrilled to announce the presentation of The Artemis Action Rebel Award to recognize superstar actor/producer Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Edge of Tomorrow, Knight and Day,) for his illustrious body of work which, in addition to cementing his place in Hollywood acting history, has also championed strong female heroes in film. Mr. Cruise’s films commonly feature women in physically strong, empowered action roles o...

Nevada’s Dam Short Film Festival Shines ‘Dam’ Light on New Industry Talent

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 Featuring a four-day program of independent short films in all styles and genres, Nevada’s largest film festival is preparing to welcome filmmakers and industry talent for its 13th season in Boulder City. “We’re presenting a very diverse array of international films at the festival this year,” said Lee Lanier, executive director and co-founder of the Dam Short Film Festival. Approximately 100 filmmakers are expected to attend the event, which offers 113 short films...

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 poster and NIFFF EXTENDED main events

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (30 June - 8 July 2017) unveils the visual concept for its 17th edition, which is all about genre cinema. The multidisciplinary NIFFF EXTENDED programme, always in sync with an industry that endeavours to abolish the barriers between the arts, will work as a space for reflection and networking dedicated to what is at stake with the fantastic culture in domains like digital creation, audio-visual storytelling and contemporary literat...

First 12 films from Gems, the competitive section of FICCI 57

  Gemas, the competitive section of FICCI 57, will screen a selection of the best of world cinema from the past year. The following are some of the films that will shine in Cartagena Latin America's longest running film festival is preparing to celebrate its 57th edition and will now unveil the selection of films to participate in the Gemas Competition. These films will dazzle the audience with their exceptional artistic merit and the clarity with which they examine history, tradition...

Woody Harrelson to Debut Live Feature Film "Lost in London" - shot and aired live to theatres!

   Lost in London Live(Fathom Events)Release: 01/19/2017Expires: 04/20/2017 11:59 PM Academy Award® nominated actor Woody Harrelson will direct and star in an unprecedented live feature film event, “Lost in London LIVE,” on January 19, 2017. Harrelson, who wrote the feature film “Lost in London,” will also co-star with Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson. Ken Kao of Waypoint Entertainment will produce alongside Harrelson. This first-of-its-kind film event wil...

Resident Evil Final Chapter Trailer released

Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series comes the final installment in the most successful video game film franchise ever, which has grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date. Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporatio...

Exhibition at EYE: Béla Tarr - Till the End of the World

Kárhozat (Damnation) (1987), Béla Tarr, courtesy Béla Tarr From 21 January to 7 May, 2017, EYE is presenting the exhibition Béla Tarr – Till the End of the World. Béla Tarr is widely regarded as one of the most influential film authors of the past thirty years. He is a master of the magnificent...

Full programme announced for Glasgow Film Festival Industry Focus 21-24 February 2017

    Panel discussion about the future of the Scottish film industry to include speakers from BBC Films, BFI, Film4 and Creative Scotland. In Conversation event with independent film producer Christine Vachon (Carol, Boys Don't Cry)   Glasgow Film Festival is pleased to announce the return of its specialist Industry Focus strand, following its successful debut in 2016. Taking place during the Glasgow Film Festival, from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February, the fou...

ECA Awards 2017 Nominees and ECA Box Office Award Winners announced

The Event Cinema Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-16 ECA Box Office Awards, and is announcing the nominees for the 4th Annual ECA Awards, which will be taking place at the ECA Conference on February 3, 2017 at the QEII Centre in central London. Sponsored by Encompass Digital Media and hosted at 2.30pm by The One Show’s Nick Wallis, the event is a highlight in the industry calendar and competition is fierce. Full details of all nominees are attached. 2016 NOMINE...

Do not miss FEST Training Ground the annual film conference\education event in Portugal

When and Where? The event will take place between the 20th and 25th of June 2017 in Espinho, a tourism orientated city and one of the summer hotspots of Portugal, 15 minutes south of Porto along the sea coastline. All activities will be held in Centro Multimeios de Espinho, a modern infrastructure with high quality projection, a planetarium with an IMAX screen and free wireless Internet. Why go? FEST Training Ground is an excellent and unique opportunity on many levels. First, the a...

The Montclair Film Festival Awarded Funding For Year-Round Expansion

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) today announced that it has received funding to support urgently needed capacity building projects for the organization’s expansion into its new, year-round home at the Investors Bank Film & Media Center. Additionally, the MFF has been awarded expanded funding from multiple foundations for its ongoing mission to provide the best in film and media arts education.   The New Jersey Cultural Trust awarded funding in the amount of $40,000, to the MFF...

Brazilian Film NEON BULL by Gabriel Mascaro Wins the Cinema Tropical Award for Best Latin American Film of the Year

Other Winners Announced This Evening: TEMPESTAD (Mexico) for Best Documentary Film SANTA TERESA AND OTHER STORIES (DR/Mexico) for Best First Film JACQUELINE (ARGENTINE) for Best U.S. Latino Film Arturo Ripstein (BLEAK STREET, Mexico) for Best Director, Feature Film Maya Goded (PLAZA DE LA SOLEDAD, Mexico) for Best Director, Documentary     ...

Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will receive a special FICCI tribute in Cartagena

The 57th Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival will pay tribute to the Asian director who won the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Festival, among many other awards. His work, usually based on non-linear narratives and a strong sense of dislocation, deals with the memory of his country and approaches political and social issues in a lyrical way. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the filmmaker of the impossible whose films are intimately connected to visual arts, will be in Cartagena betwee...

Seattle #TechDocFest 2017 highlights

Now in its 13th year, True Independent serves as the only regional 501(c)3 dedicated to showcasing digital storytelling platforms. Since 2013, the organization’s mission includes incubating ambitious artists via mentorship, fiscal sponsorship and equipment loans; making it a pivotal design launch pad for emerging new media artists.  True Independent is committed to engaging technology, contemporary culture and design to showcase the TRANSMEDIA art form.     ...

New documentary about the life of Michael Brody Jr. TO BE PRODUCED BY Edward R. Pressman and Shep Gordon

Shep Gordon (pictured) and Edward R. Pressman to team with acclaimed director Keith Maitland on new documentary about the life of Michael Brody Jr.   Producers Edward R. Pressman (American Psycho, Wall Street) and Shep Gordon (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Village of the Damned) announced today that they have partnered with award-winning director Keith Maitland on The Untitled Michael Brody Jr. Documentary. The film tells the story of  Michael Brody Jr., a 21-year-old ...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival announcing the OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

The 14th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is proud to announce the OFFICIAL SELECTIONS of the 2017 festival, screening February 17-26 in Missoula, Montana. Over 200 extraordinary films from 50 nations around the world will explore compelling stories of the human condition, nature & environment in the face of climate change, culture & conflict in a globalized world and inspiring personal narratives. Big Sky's most expansive retrospective programming to date will pr...

Cinema Made in Italy returns to London’s Ciné Lumière from 1 - 5 March 2017.

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CINEMA MADE IN ITALY: 1 – 5 MARCH 2017     This seventh edition of the festival brings a brand new array of cinematic delights to the South Kensington cinema, with an alluring line-up of recent Italian productions, plus Q&A sessions with the film-makers. The five day annual event is organised by Istituto Luce - Cinecittà’s promotional department in Rome (Filmitalia), with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the official agency for the prom...

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