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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...

New York Int'l Children's Film Festival announces winners

  AND THE WINNERS ARE... Another month of fantastic month of film and fun as come to an end, and the votes are in! Ballots have been counted, comments have been logged, and we're thrilled to announce the 2015 Fest...

Winners of Holland Animation Film Festival 2015

  Grand Prix narrative short             House of Unconciousness, Priit Tender, Eesti Joonisfilm, Kalev Tamm, Estonia, 2015 Grand Prix non-narrative short Dark Mixer, Hirotoshi Iwasaki, Hirotoshi Iwasaki, Japan, 2014 Grand Prix feature film On the White Planet, Bum-wook Hur, The Korean Academy Of Film Arts, Ki-Hwan Kim, South Korea, 2014 Grand Prix student film Small People with Hats, Sarina Nihei, Royal College of Art, J...

More stars on are on board with Geena Davis’s upcoming Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), supporting Women and Diversity!

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Robert De Niro, Nick Cannon, Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Bern, Joey Lauren Adams and Soledad O'Brien! It’s getting bigger and bigger! Let the fun begin J Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment’s Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) today revealed the first series of special events that will bring Nick Cannon, Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Joey Lauren Adams, Soledad O’Brien and Rosie O’Donnell to the inaugural edition of the festival, taking place May 5-9 in Bentonville, Arkansas....

Guillermo del Toro to Receive Irving M. Levin Directing Award at 58th San Francisco International Film Festival

    Film Society to Honor the Celebrated Filmmaker at Awards Night And Screen Career Highlights with The Devil's Backbone at the Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will be the recipient of the Irving M. Levin Directing Award at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7), honoring the Mexican director's expansive body of work and celebrating his unique cont...

Seattle's NFFTY announces 2015 program - festival takes place April 23-26

WORLD’S LARGEST FILM FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING FILMMAKERS ANNOUNCES COMPLETE 2015 PROGRAM This year’s festival focuses on supporting the next generation of female filmmakers, while providing a stage for rising talent around the world.   The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), the world’s largest and most influential film festival for emerging directors, showcasing work by filmmakers 24 and younger from around the globe, will return for its ninth consecuti...

Highlights of Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival

HAAPSALU HORROR AND FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL NEWSLETTER #1 The Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HOFF) - the biggest genre fest in the Baltics celebrates its 10th anniversary from April 23 - 26.  Jubilee specials include the helmer of shock-flick Aftermath NACHO CERDA, 90's retro-driven Sundance megahit TURBO KID, visually lush Spanish thriller MARSHLAND and Vietnamese crowdpleaser HOLLOW. NACHO CERDA HOFF is proud to present the Catalunian helmer of horror, a renow...

10th Meetings on the Bridge Projects announced

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The Meetings on the Bridge, organised as part of the 34th Istanbul Film Festival on 11-17 April 2015 with the support of Anadolu Efes, brings filmmakers from Turkey together with professionals from the international market.   The projects and films chosen for the Film Project Development Workshop and Work in Progress Workshop of the Meetings on the Bridge, where feature film and documentary projects, as well as films in production stage, will receive their first international present...

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015

The second day of  Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2015   http://animefestival.jp/en/     ...

The Poet Adonis inaugurates the 10th edition of the FIFOG in Genova

The FIFOG 2015 started yesterday Friday, March 20 at the Cinema : Function at the Maison des arts Grütli of Geneva. The opening was marked by the screening of the documentary film Earth absence , meeting with Adonis, by John Albert Jansen. Ensued the films Thousand and one Cairo and Not even any hurt, respectively by Jacques Siron , multimedia artist Genevan and Nadia El Fani, Tunisian activist. In his inauguration speech, the Artistic Director of FIFOG Tahar Houchi , bowed in memory of t...

Madrid will host an international film festival: The name is Filmadrid...

FILMADRID International Film Festival was born with the determination to discover new paths in the landscape of contemporary cinematography, with a focus in the promotion and exhibition of author cinema. We accept films from all over the world. The call is open to fiction and non fiction films, with special interest in works that innovate in their narrative and formal approaches, regardless of production formats. FILMADRID is created by Pasajes de Cine, a cultural association based in Madrid. ...

Guadalajara Film Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary, and the winners are

Text and photos: Leopoldo Soto del Toro JAIRO BUSTAMENTE MARIA MERCEDES CROY IXCANUL  PEDRO HARES Best Short RETES-Y-ARAU STEPHANIE-SIGMNA     Ivan Trujillo, head dean film festival in Mexico has been instrumental in consolidating this celebration as one of the most important in Latin America, and why not; the world.   Trujillo; has the consensus of filmmakers, producers, sustained confidence in the years chaired the Film Library of ...

BLACK BOX 2.0, the second edition of the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle set for

  Aktionsart is proud to announce BLACK BOX 2.0, the second edition of the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle. The festival takes place May 6 - June 7, 2015, during the Seattle International Film Festival. It is organized independently by Aktionsart, a new art and technology nonprofit in the Pacific Northwest. Programming is nomadic and antidisciplinary, presenting contemporary artists who expand the language of cinema. The festival is focused on ...

HAFF announces winner Professional Award Dutch animation & nominations Grand Prix

At the festive opening of HAFF the winner of the Professional Award was presented and the nominees for the Grand Prix of Dutch Animation were revealed. Professional Award for Dutch animation The Professional Award for Dutch animation was awarded to The Black Room by Robbie Cornelissen & Kees Went. The expert jury, consisting of Marieke van Middelkoop (filmmaker, NL), Menno de Nooijer (performer and filmmaker, NL) and Serge Onnen (filmmaker, NL), said this about the film: ‘...

Men In Black Director To Adapt Doco About Houdini-Like Escape Artist

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The filmmaker of such blockbuster movies Men in Black, Get Shorty and Addams Family, Barry Sonnenfeld will direct and produce a film adaptation of the documentary  An Honest Liar. Now the question is who will be playing the charismatic James "The Amazing" Randi? Johnny Depp is our guess. See press links below. Variety The Hollywood Reporter   With HBO's true crime documentary The Jinx making headlines last week, we recognize today when documentary films are mixed with...

Harvey Keitel Joins Cast of Jon Cassar's Rio Heat

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Harvey Keitel will appear in the first season of Rio Heat opposite Victor Webster as Hubert Humbolt. Hubert is a mysterious figure, an ex-CIA operator who now owns the largest private investigation company in the world. He opens his Rio branch (enlisting our heroes to run it) as well as continuing to do contract work for his government cronies. Jon Cassar the Emmy-winning 24 producer/director will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the action/comedy series. Rio Heat will be shot e...

Richard Gere will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and Onstage Tribute at the Castro Theatre

  Photo by Myrna Suarez  The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Richard Gere, one of American cinema's screen legends, will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 -  May 7). The award will be presented to Gere at Film Society Awards Night, Monday, April 27, at The Armory.   The Film Society and its year-round exhibition, education and f...

Annapolis Film Festival Presents Exciting Slate of Panels

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The Annapolis Film Festival, running for four days from March 26th to 29th, is presenting several panels of interest to filmmakers. Friday Panels at the O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel, 174 West Street The Art of the Pitch Friday, March 27, 10am-11am   “The Pitch” is one of the most and anxiety-inducing aspects of filmmaking.  Hear inside tips on how to sell an idea to the right people in a short period of time and how to put together elements that deliver a green li...

Changes at the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

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“New Creators Award” for serial dramas by newcomers. Film producer Nico Hofmann is supporting the search for sponsors for the prize.   With a worldwide reputation as a forum for the discovery of new directorial talent in arthouse cinema, the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg is establishing a new competition for creative, intelligent serial dramas by highly talented newcomers. “What the young writer-directors...

Vail Film Festival Announces DAWN WALL Screening with Q&A

  Festival to screen never-before-seen footage of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s historic free climb of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite The 12th annual Vail Film Festival takes place March 26 – 29, 2015, in one of the United States’ premier ski destinations, Vail, Colorado, and is pleased to announce that climber Kevin Jorgeson will be in attendance to screen never-before-seen footage of his recent epic climb of El Capitan&...

Aspen Film Announces Aspen Shortsfest Lineup

    Aspen Film, a year-round film arts and education organization, announces the finalists invited to screen at its 24th annual Aspen Shortsfest, April 7-12, at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. A record number of submissions--more than 3,100 from over 100 countries--were considered. Seventy shorts representing nearly 30 countries were ultimately selected for this year's International Competition. With premieres making up over a third of...

SIMA 2015 Winners announced

  14 extraordinary winners capture stories from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Spain, Syria, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom and the United States. "Part of the joy and honor of being a SIMA juror is getting to experience the next wave of documentaries that will help shape the future of the field and our world.” -...

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