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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. "Ones to Watch' by"  THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty You can't run from a Nightmare: The Evil Within will Scare Fantasporto with the World Premiere IN COMPETITION: ...

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...

NIFFF EXTENDED 2017 – The Shape of the Programme to come

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival announces what is to come for its 17th edition’s NIFFF EXTENDED. Digital creation, audiovisual storytelling and contemporary literature are but some parts of this multidisciplinary brainstorming and networking forum dedicated to the fantasy genre. It will be composed of four main events: EPIC GAME JAM, IMAGING THE FUTURE, STORYWORLDS and NEW WORLDS OF FANTASY. In addition to being a free and complementary extension of the fe...

New York Int'l Children's Film Festival Winners announced

  And the winners are...   ...

Highlights on CROSSING THE SCREEN the new international film festival in Eastbourne, UK

CROSSING THE SCREEN is a new international film festival taking place in the evocative Town of Eastbourne, East Sussex, meant to showcase innovative and independent forms of visual art from all over the world.  A successful 1st year, in 2016, presented 81 International short films (34 UK premieres, 6 International premieres and 5 World premieres), including previous selections from Cannes IFF, Berlin IFF and Sundance IFF. The Festival also displayed a Virtual Reality Filmmaking wor...

Highlights on the 19th Far East Film Festival, Udine, Italy (April 21-29)

    21/29 April 2017 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo e Visionario   MADE IN HONG KONG  The 19th Far East Film Festival, Udine, Italy (April 21-29) will highlight 20 years of Hong Kong cinema in a specially curated programme “Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017” presented by Create Hong Kong in partnership with the Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche  which organizes the annual Far East Film Festival. The programme will kick off a series of si...

The 11th annual Asian Film Awards (AFA)

Tadanobu ASANO wins Best Actor Award and Tetsuo OHYA receives Best Visual Effects Award at the11th Asian Film Awards Organized by the Tokyo, Busan and Hong Kong International Film Festivals   ...

Highlights on the 36th Istanbul Film Festival:

    THE 36TH ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL ON 5-15 APRIL   Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Turkey’s biggest international cinema event Istanbul Film Festival is getting ready to meet cinema lovers for the 36th time. The 36th Istanbul Film Festival, with a roster comprising highlights from Turkey and world cinema will take place between 5 and 15 April.   The Istanbul Film Festival presents a rich programme in its 36th edition...

HFFNY 2017 opens with musical tour-de-force THE FORBIDDEN SHORE

The 18th Havana Film Festival New York ( comes to a close with the 8th Havana Star Prize Awards Ceremony followed by the NY premiere of the musical documentary The Forbidden Shore (dir. Ron Chapman) - a portrayal of over 40 exceptional Cuban musicians and artists. With his ambitious new film, Chapman captures the full gamut of what's happening now in Cuba, both the most exciting artists and the distinct musical scenes they move in, from classic son and salsa, to trova, reggae...

The Calgary Underground Film Festival announced the full lineup for the 2017 festival

The Calgary Underground Film Festival announced the full lineup for the 2017 festival running April 17-23 at Globe Cinema. The lineup for the 14th edition of the festival includes 28 genre-busting features and two shorts packages.    "We always get so excited pulling together the lineup each year, and each year we feel it’s our favourite, but this year we are really proud of it!,” said Festival Director and Programmer Brenda Lieberman.    Highlights of th...

Shah Rukh Khan, the "King of Bollywood" to receive a Special Tribute at 60th San Francisco International Film Festival

  In-Depth Conversation between Shah Rukh Khan and Brett Ratner Will Precede a Screening of My Name Is Khan at the Castro Theatre April 14   SFFILM announced today that global superstar Shah ...

First look at Baywatch

Belinda as Carmen and Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon in the film BAYWATCH by Paramount Pictures, Montecito Picture Company, FlynnPicture Co., and Fremantle Productions   Photo credit: Frank Masi   Copyright: © 2017 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ...

14th annual FOCAL International Awards

FOCAL International is delighted to announce the shortlisted nominations for their 14th annual FOCAL International Awards. These nominations range from Oscar-winners and landmark restorations of cinematic masterpieces, to essential investigative journalism into world history and celebratory productions of cultural icons.   Set to take place on 25th May, 2017 at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel, the FOCAL International Awards recognise producers, directors, researchers and other cre...

Highlights on the 20th Anniversary Edition of the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

In its 20th Anniversary Edition, the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) today announced the programs for its weeklong celebration of diverse stories and rich histories portrayed in film at the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF).   The Festival features a different themed program each day. Select nights are dedicated to the Moroccan, Iraqi, Greek, and Yemenite Jewish communities.   For the first time at the Festival, the untold stories of how Sephardic Jews from Alge...

The winners of the 2016 48FILM Project International short film competition

The winners of the 2016 48FILM Project International short film competition are from around the world, with UK’s CHOKE capturing three of the top awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.    The 48FILM Project (, a leading online short film competition, has created one of the largest Grand Prizes in the genre’s history – a $100,000 production budget to film a feature film. The festival producers will b...

Tune in Visegrad Film Forum 2017!

    From film and TV screens straight to Visegrad Film Forum! The last week of April will belong to Visegrad Film Forum, which is going to be held at the Faculty of Film and Television of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. As a consequence of critically acclaimed and trending TV series along with growing demand for new media formats, the new names closely linked with television production were brought to the programme of this extraordinary educational ...

The 15th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum Comes with Awards Presentation Ceremony

     Celebrating Asian Cinema Excellence with Finest Filmmakers     The 15th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum concluded today with the Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Filmmakers, leading film financiers and industry professionals from across the world attended to celebrate this HAF milestone, and the presentation of 14 awards that recognise the promising and potential of remarkable film projects.   Over th...

International latino special guests at IFF Panama


Abramorama to Distribute "CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY" // Words of John Coltrane Spoken by Denzel Washington

    Theatrical Premiere at IFC CENTER in New York on April 14, 2017 Additional Cities to follow   Abramorama will handle the North American theatrical distribution of John Scheinfeld’s documentary Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.  The film played to critical and audience acclaim in the fall of 2016 at its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and also at the Toronto International Film Festival, IDFA and DOC NYC. Set against the s...

The Creative Coalition Statement on the NEA

Statement of The Creative Coalition on the release of President Trump’s budget proposing the elimination the National Endowment for the Arts. This morning’s release of President Trump’s proposed budget confirmed earlier reports that he is calling for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Creative Coalition strongly opposes this extreme budget proposal and calls on the bipartisan supporters of the ...

Focus on Germany at 57.Krakow Film Festival

Stills from Brother Jakob, Tales of the Singers and the Murderers and Dil Leyla Every year, the cinema of a selected country is the special guest at Krakow Film Festival. This time, a vast part of the festival programme will be dedicated to the artistic output of Poland's western neighbour. In the "Focus on Germany" section, the latest documentary and short films will be shown, as well as films for young audience and a selection of student films. The filmmakers from...

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission to host an Industry Indaba in Durban

17 March 2017: The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) will on March 27 and 28 host industry stakeholders in a two-day film Industry Indaba at the Silver Room, Greyville Racecourse - Durban.   In a first of its kind for KwaZulu-Natal, the Indaba seeks to bring together filmmakers, government agencies, the media and other voices under one roof as a way to create opportunities for the industry to engage, interact on a strategic level, and to find solutions to the challenges facing the ind...

Imagine Film Fest : European Genre Forum first wave of selected projects announced!

The European Genre Forum has selected seven projects to take part in its first training cycle, starting in April this year. With seven projects from six countries, the projects are well spread out geographically. The stories reflect the wide variety of fantastic cinema, from the folk legend of Striguni to the supernatural tragedy of Hum and from the search for dreams in The Wool...

The Cinequest Film & VR Festival wrapped

  The Cinequest Film & VR Festival wrapped in the Silicon Valley after unveiling 132 World & U.S. Premiere movies, 47 Virtual Reality workshops, forums, and experiences, Maverick Spirit Award events with Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), and Jane Lynch (Glee ), plus countless events connecting artists, innovators and audiences. This year Cinequest grew its offerings by 45% and expanded to include spectacular venus in both San Jose and Redwood City. The...

Full Program Announced for 60th San Francisco International Film Festival

The SF Film Society will present a special tribute to acclaimed actor, writer, and filmmaker Ethan Hawke at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival.                 ...



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