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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...

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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...

London BFI will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FURY

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  Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt, centre) and his men Boyd Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), Trini Garcia (Michael Peña) and Grady Travis (Jon Bernthal) in Columbia Pictures' FURY   The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FURY on Sunday 19 October at the Odeon Leicester Squ...

Stockholm International Film Festival 2014 dedicated to Lauren Bacall

This year’s Stockholm International Film Festival will be dedicated to Lauren Bacall, one of our times greatest stars, who was also the recipient of The Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.   Lauren Bacall was one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, known for her acting, her deep voice and her gaze. Her film debut in the 1944 “To Have and Have Not” made her famous and she quickly became a legend a term she resisted saying that was a reference to the pa...

Director Issac Feder’s newest feature film makes its debut at the Portland Film Festival.

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“Sex Ed” World Premiere Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Attending the premiere: Issac Feder (Dir.), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Pay it Forward), Lorenza Izzo (Hemlock Grove, Aftershock), Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live, How I Met your Mother), Chris Williams (Dodgeball, The Joneses), and additional guests to be announced.   Portland, Oregon (August 14, 2014)- Sex Ed, the first feature film directed by Isaac Feder will be making its world premiere as one of the opening...

TRINITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Showcases Cinema from 14 Countries

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GET A JOB the comedy made in Hawaii and directed by Maui’s Brian Kohne took top honors for a full feature film while THE DOORMAN filmed in New York by director Serena Dykman took top accolades for a short.  This was at the eighth annual Trinity International Film Festival held at the Carr Art Center.     Last year’s full feature winner was NAA BANGARU THALLI, directed by Rajesh Touchriver.  It was the Telugu version of the Malayalam film ENTE which was about sex...

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE will be presented as the London BFI Sonic Gala

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  The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is thrilled to reveal that BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE will be presented as the Sonic Gala at this year’s Festival. Björk will attend the UK premiere with directors Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton on Thursday 9 October at the Odeon West End.   BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE is a concert film by Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio) and editor Nick Fenton (The Selfish Giant,...

Camerimage to pay tribute to John Alcott in 'Remembering the Masters' series

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.   A retrospective of Alcott’s award-winning body of work will be screened throughout the festival, which takes place November 15 – 22. Included in the retrospective series will be Alcott’s four-time Aca...

Aspen Film's 35th Annual Filmfest Will "Explore New Worlds" on Screens in Aspen and Carbondale, Sept 26 - Oct 1

Timed to the valley's brilliant fall color, Aspen Film will present the 35th annual Aspen Filmfest, Sept. 26 through Oct. 1, screening films at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre as well as Carbondale's Crystal Theatre.   Aspen Film's flagship event, Filmfest will screen new releases, acclaimed documentaries and feature favorites from the international and US festival circuit. Audiences will have a chance to experience an ecl...

Liam Neeson is guest of honor at the 10th Zurich Film Festival

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 Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson will present his latest film, the crime drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES at this year’s Zurich Film Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary and taking place September 25th – Oct 5th.   A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival, on the evening of Friday, October 3rd at the Cinema corso.   Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A WALK...

Words with Gods to screen at Los Cabos Fest

Los Cabos International Film Festival offers a great number of International Premieres and creates a cultural space that allows the industry to exchange ideas and new projects.    "Words with Gods" will be presented at the Festival Third Edition Galas Program on Friday, November 14th.    The film will have its North America Premiere&nb...

First wave of nominees for 14th World Soundtrack Awards released

Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Pharrell Williams are the most familiar names among the first nominees that were released by the World Soundtrack Academy. Besides Film Composer of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy also published the nominees in the categories for Best Original Film Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The WSAwards, one of the most prestigious events in the world of film music, is the closing event of Film Fest Gent and will take pl...

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Border Crossing highlights

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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Border Crossing 17th – 21st September 2014 Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival today announces its most ambitious programme to date in celebration of its 10th anniversary.   Coinciding with the referendum for an independent Scotland (18th September) and with Berwick-upon-Tweed occupying a unique position as the border town between England and Scotland, the Festival has chosen “Border Crossing” as its theme, with its p...

Iris Prize nominees

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                                        ·        films selected from 16 countries for the world’s largest gay and lesbian short film prize supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation   ·        Cambodia and Chile make it to the final for the first time!   ·        Old ...

Swiss Mountain Film Festival 2014 highlights

    All ready for the III edition of Swiss Mountain Film Festival! After the success of first two editions, the International Mountain Documentary Festival, will take place again from 11th to 17th of August 2014 in Pontresina. An important novelty for a mountain count...

Durban International Film Festival Announces Audience Award Winners

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2014 After Another Successful Festival The Durban International Film Festival has announced the winners of its audience awards for 2014. The winning feature is The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared from Swedish director Felix Herngren. Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, this energetically oddball black comedy begins with irrepressible pensioner and dynamite expert Allan Karlsson’s escape from a retirement home. His subsequent cross...

Caleb Deschanel to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Camerimage

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Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd.   In addition to receiving Camerimage’s prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, Deschanel will present screenings of his films followed by a Q&A with the festival audience at the 22nd edition ...

Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2014 Finalists Announced

Program/Content Finalists Have Been Announced! Crafts Category Finalists Announced August 15th     CONTENT CATEGORY FINALISTS: Best Earth Sciences Program 
  (Including Geology, Paleontology, Oceanography, and Meteorology) Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Reptile Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS The Day the Mesozoic Died Howard Hughes Medical Institute David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D C...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival announces the appointment of a new Chairman to its Board of Director

Joining the Revelation Board is the former State Manager for Paramount Pictures and United International Pictures Ian Hale. Having built a formidable reputation over his years in the industry, Ian is about to embark on his own production as Managing Director of The Backlot Perth, a 50-seat, state-of-the-art cinema designed for not only for corporate film screenings and presentation use but also to service film makers with post-production and editing facilities. The announcement of the new Ch...

Karl Spoerri and Winston Baker Launch "Zurich Summit"

Karl Spoerri and Winston Baker announced the launch of ZURICH SUMMIT, a revolutionary event designed to be a hub for entrepreneurs, leading figures and innovators from the filmed entertainment and media industries. Within the intimate framework of an exclusive community, invited delegates and members will have the possibility to share insight and establish valuable key relationships during the weekend of September 27-28, 2014 at the prestigious Dolder Grand in Zurich, Switzerland. Karl Spo...

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4th annual Fabulous Independent Film Festival will celebrate diversity in the LGBT community

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THE FABULOUS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Burns Court Cinemas, Friday, August 22, Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24, 2014. Scheduled to be held at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota, on Friday, August 22 through Sunday, August 24, the fourth annual Fabulous Independent Film Festival will celebrate diversity in the LGBT community with 3 days of the best in world cinema.  In association with the Harvey Milk Festival, a non profit organization, the festival is organized by broken ...

Kinoscope Programme Lineup at- Sarajevo Fest

The third year of the Kinoscope programme comprise 21 inspiring films directed by great authors as well as new talented filmmakers. This programme brings us films from around the world, both narrative and documentary, excluding the territories which compose the festival’s competition strand. KINOSCOPE 2014 BOYHOOD USA, 2013, Colour, 164 min. Director and screenplay: Richard Linklater Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater  CONCERNING V...

The Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (CGIFF), opens next week; running August 1-17th, 2014.

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Celebrating their 7th Anniversary, Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (CGIFF) continues their tradition of being the most unique opportunity in the Pacific Northwest –and likely the nation. CGIFF is a shining example of indie film spirit connecting communities: from inside the movie theater to the great outdoors.    CGIFF 2014 proudly presents 224 films; an exciting variety of feature length and short films, narratives and documentaries from ar...

A Mindbogging Short from Paris with love Via Denmark

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Alex Deleonian,  Yerevan Film Festival, 2014     The strangest  thing about Danish filmmaker Charlotte Schioler's droll but serious short Paris drama "By any means AVEIL~able" -- Strange as it may seem -- is that it is basically a retelling of what actually happened to her when she went to buy an apartment in real life and hit upon the idea of disguising herself as a veiled Moslem women in order to unobtrusively take the measurements of the apartment she was ...

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