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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...

Dear Filmmakers : do you have a film you want to suggest to our festival programmers subscribers?

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...

BAFTA nominated Gunhild Enger and Yann Gonzalez at Go Short Campus

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  New Arrivals - Go Short Campus, part of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, gives twenty young filmmakers the chance to learn the tricks of the trade. Amidst the lively festival they participate in workshops and master classes by renowned professionals. The main guests for the campus of 2015 are Gunhild Enger (Norway) and French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez. Enger received a BAFTA nomination for her graduation film Bargain and won several awards with he...

Actor and director Ulli Lommel turns 70

On 21 December the actor and director Ulli Lommel turns 70. When Rainer Werner Fassbinder made his first feature film, LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH, Lommel was already a known quantity in Germany, having played opposite such cinema greats as Maria Schell, Heinz Rühmann and Hildegard Knef in the 1960s. In 1969 he began a productive collaboration with Fassbinder, playing roles in films such as THE AMERICAN SOLDIER, BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE and CHINESE ROULETTE. 1973 saw Lommel debut as a di...

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Announces Distinguished Creative Team

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Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced the team that will create and implement this year’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) / 5:00 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.  “Every one of these people are the highest caliber talent in their respective areas of expertise. Working so closely, we have developed a short-hand to find new avenues to make the SAG Awards ...

Les Arcs festival gives its Awards

THE CLOSING CEREMONY Cristal Arrow Award, in a partnership with LVT Digimage: The Fool, Russian film by Yuriy Bykov Jury Award: These are the rules, Croatian film by Ognjen Svilicic Special Jury Mention: Labyrinth of Lies, German film by Giulio Ricciarelli Best Actress Award with Métronews: Bianca Kronlöf in the Swedish film Underdog by Ronnie Sandhal Best Actor Award with Métronews: Peter Ferdinando in the British film Hyena by Gerard Johnson Best Music Award: Stephen...

Athens Video Art Festival, invites the public to the opening of its new project #AddNoise

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The International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media of Greece, Athens Video Art Festival, invites the public to the opening of its new project #AddNoise in the framework of Traces of Commerce II | New creative cells of exchange in the historic Gallery of Merchants. #AddNoise is an open meeting place between artists and audience focusing on questions related to the city center. Through workshops, lectures and screenings, participants will have the opportunity to use digital and analog tool...

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF)’s ETISAL fund launches a program to develop long narratives

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As champion of young African filmmakers, Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) will present five feature films and short documentaries by young filmmakers from Ethiopia, Togo, Rwanda, Cote d'Ivoire and Egypt. The five films were sponsored by LAFF in 2014, and will be presented at its fourth edition in March 2015. LAFF’s ETISAL Fund also announces the launch of STEP (Space To Establish Partnership) as its Second Program for its 2015 edition. Azza Elhosseiny, director of ETISAL, anno...

Richard Linklater's Boyhood - 12 Years on Film featurette - making of

The Making of Boyhood - 12 Years on Film file download link and YouTube embed code are available now courtesy of IFC Films. This 10-minute featurette, spanning 12 years, gives an extensive look at the process of creating what The New York Times calls "one of the most extraordinary movies of the 21st century." Go behind-the-scenes with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater as they delve into how they created this groundbrea...

Other Worlds Austin announces Audience Award Winners

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Dispatch from Mission Control:  Audience Award Winners Time Lapse and One-Minute Time Machine   Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival wrapped up its inaugural season today by announcing its Audience Award winners for 2014. More than 250 films were submitted to the first-time festival. A passionate and engaged audience ultimately had to choose from 11 features and 30 shorts, all Texas premieres.   The Audie...

3rd jewish Film Festival in Budapest

JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL OF BUDAPEST,  NOVEMBER 20-23, 201   There are now more Jewish film festivals around than you can shake a silver mezuzah at, located primarily in cities around the globe with significant Jewish populations. Most of these festivals tend to program films selected strictly for Jewish content with little concern for their overall cinematic quality as long as the content fits the bill.  The BUDAPESTI ZSIDÓ FILMFESZTIVÁL, now only in ...

3D Stereo MEDIA 2014 starts this Tuesday 9 December

Overview of event 3D Stereo MEDIA features the following main sub-events, all fully dedicated to some aspect of 3D: • International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D) - Tue & Wed • 3D Content Financing Market (3DFM) - Tue & Wed • Professional Conference (PCON) - Thu ...

More than 77 000 viewers at the Black Nights Film Festival

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  The 18th Black Nights Film Festival concluded on Sunday with more than 77 000 visits to cinemas and a record number of international guests. The festival presented about 700 films, 265 of which were full length, in 11 cinemas and 20 halls all over Estonia.   According to the festival director Tiina Lokk this year’s edition stood out in many ways compared to the previous years. In addition to the strong programme of films the festival was proud to present an impressive gues...

FMX 2015 trailer is based on the diploma project Wrapped

The student project Wrapped has been selected as the source material for the next FMX trailer. Wrapped, which was created by Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann, thus promotes the 20th anniversary edition of Europe's most influential conference for digital entertainment, where Art, Technology and Business meet. FMX 2015 takes place from May 5 to 8 in Stuttgart next year. A first teaser for the breathtaking trailer has been released on the FMX website today. Wrapped has sco...

Star Studded Affair on Opening Night of the Singapore International Film Festival

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) opened with stars including world-renowned auteur John Woo, actresses Zhang Ziyi and Juliette Binoche and actor Tong Dawei walking the red carpet. John Woo and Juliette Binoche   John Woo and Zhang Ziyi are in Singapore for Woo’s latest film, The Crossing, an epic love story spanning half a century of modern Chinese history. Woo, who has been making movies for over 40 years including A Better Tom...

Watch the British Indendependent Film Awards live from 6.00pm on Sunday 7th December.

Filmfestivals.com is happy to invite you to join the celebrations, live from Old Billingsgate where guests are expected to include Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Timothy Spall and Olivia Colman.   The Awards will be hosted by Simon Bird, star of THE INBETWEENERS and will be honouring the very best in British Film. The 2014 nominations are as follows: BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM Sponsored by Moët & Chandon '71 Calvary Mr Turner Pride The...

Edinburgh announceD details of a new ‘Doc of the Day’ initiative for the 69th edition

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is pleased to announce details of a new ‘Doc of the Day’ initiative for the 69th edition (17 to 28 June 2015)  which will shine a light on documentary feature films and see a host of Premieres, special activities and guest panellists.   The Festival has unveiled plans for some exciting new developments around documentary films.  Reflecting EIFF’s early beginnings in 1947 as a Documentary Festival, the new ‘Doc ...

DRIFTER won IDFA First Appearance Competition

Congratulations... The young rebel, Ricsi, lives his life on the edge. 'Trouble' is his middle name. He is unruly, restlessly scaring up problem after problem. Driving cars without a license, theft and escaping from the cops are all just a part of his daily routine much for his parent's despair. Ricsi won't stand for routines nor the expectations of his deadbeat father. Afterall, where was he when Ricsi needed him the most? Drif...

UniFrance films reveals the selection and jury for the 5th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival.com

Film lovers from around the world will join Michel Gondry, Joachim Lafosse, Nadav Lapid and Abderrahmane Sissako to select their favorite French films on the web. UniFrance films president Jean-Paul Salomé and Director General Isabelle Giordano today announced the lineup for the 5th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival.com, at a press conference in the presence of French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin and Michel Gondry, president of the jury.  From 16 January to 16 February 2015, film...

14th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival: portraits of a generation

    The festival will pay Europe’s first tribute to international star Irrfan Khan, known all over the world for his roles in “Life of Pi”, “The Millionaire”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Lunchbox” and the HBO series “In Treatment”.  River to River Florence Indian Film Festival will take place in Florence from 6 to 12 December, Rome (13 and 14 December), Milan (February 2015) and, for the first time ever, in Mumbai ...

Try entering the San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Competition

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: DECEMBER 12, 2014  12PM - No late entries will be accepted Poster must include the following text: Media Arts Center San Diego's 22nd Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival March 12-22, 2015 www.sdlatino.com | 619-230-1938   Please submit by:   DECEMBER 12,2014 12PM     Send submission via wetransfer.com to: Ian Virgilio Marketing/PR Associate San Diego Latino Film Festival ian@me...

Huayi Brothers President James Wang to deliver opening keynote at Asia TV Forum & Market 2014

Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Asia’s leading entertainment content market, announces today that James Zhonglei Wang, President of privately owned Chinese corporation, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, will deliver the Asia Media Opening Keynote titled “Rising from the East – Huayi Brothers: Crossing Boundaries Going Beyond Entertainment” on 9 December 2014.   This follows earlier announcements about the line-up of industry luminaries featured on the ATF confe...

Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory – The Adventurous Years of Film (1907- 1916) Exhibition in Amsterdam

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This winter EYE is devoting an exhibition to one of the most interesting periods in film history, which explores the collection of Jean Desmet (1875-1956). A significant archive of material at EYE, the collection was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2011 and is a unique representation of the film industry in the second decade of the last century. The early years of cinema were an exciting time when film matured through experiments with the possibilities of the new me...

DOKKINO becomes the largest nationwide documentary film event for children and youth in Europe

The Finnish documentary film event for children and youth, DOKKINO, has yet again broken its attendee record. The tour that ended in November 2014 attracted more than 13 000 children and youth around the country to come and experience documentaries. DOKKINO has raised its popularity significantly over the last few years, and it has grown into the largest nationwide documentary film event designed for children and youth in Europe.   DOKKINO is a nationwide tour organized by DocPoint-el...

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