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Films we curate for festivals

Dear Festival programmers and friends I have carefully selected these films for festival consideration. Each of them has a story that can change the way we see life. with these "Movies that Matter" I am following Lord Puttnam's motto (my former Boss at Sony when i used to run Theatrical Distribution in France). Check these films fresh from a few successfull festival selections.   Exodus to Shangai Exodus to Shanghai a film by Anthony Hi...

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...

FICCI 56 Reveals the Films that Will Be competing for Trophies

  The Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) has announced the films that will be competing in the official sections of this year's festival, which will take place on March 2-7. Eight fictional feature films, ten documentaries, ten Colombian productions and 20 short films will be battling it out for an India Catalina statue and over US$100,000 in prizes. This edition of FICCI—the most prestigious film festival in Colombia and the longest-running one in Latin Am...

Göteborg Film Festival releases the new Nostradamus report Whats ahead for this Industry

Virtual reality, the emergence of new global majors, diversity and the future of independent cinemas are some topics in focus in the Nostradamus Screen Visions report, released today at the Nordic Film Market. The aim of the Nostradamus project, launched by Göteborg Film Festival and Lindholmen Science Park in 2014, is to deliver fact-based predictions about the film industry's very near future. The report is based on interviews with key industry players and discussed by an expe...

Video Master Class Tom Hooper Danish Girl Live from Göteborg Film Festival

GFF Live: Master Class Tom Hooper Danish Girl Honorary Dragon Award ...

Philippe Dauman to Become Viacom Executive Chairman

Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman has been appointed as the company's executive chairman, replacing Sumner Redstone, who becomes chairman emeritus Philippe Pierre Dauman (born March 1, 1954) is the President and CEO of Viacom. He has served at this post since September 2006. Dauman is a longtime associate of the company's chairman Sumner Redstone. Dauman served from 1994 to 2000 as a member of Viacom's executive committee and as executive vice president in charge of strateg...

Krakow Film Festival Dragon of Dragons for Marcel Lozinski

THE DRAGON OF DRAGONS, MARCEL ŁOZIŃSKI   Marcel Łoziński, one of the most renowned Polish filmmakers, frequently awarded at international festivals, winner of countless film festivals and many prestigious awards, will be honoured by Krakow Film Festival with the title "Dragon of Dragons" for lifetime achievement.   "Programme Council decided to award this year's Dragon of Dragons to Marcel Łoziński for his absolute fidelity to documentary film, and, withi...

Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong

    The Asian Film Awards Academy announced the nominations for the 10th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong today, with 18 nominations for Japanese films (including co-production film for the Best Film Award) and talents in 15 categories, including a nomination fo...

Cinequest Film Festival 2016 (CQFF2016) Festival Highlights

Storytelling Reimagined Conclave, First Three-screen Feature, Maverick Spirit Winners James Franco and Rita Moreno, plus Superlative Premieres Highlight Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF), March 1-13, 2016 will unite 700 world leading artists and innovators with audiences (expected to top 100,000) in the Silicon Valley to experience the fusion of creativity and innovation—and to celebrate and reimagine storytelling via film and new technologies. Cinequest’s Future Of Film ...

Goteborg Nordic Film Market kicks off

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Today the sold out two day seminar TV Drama Vision kicked off and tomorrow the Nordic Film Market opens. More than 40 Nordic films and works in progress will be presented during the upcoming four days. The Nordic Film Market is the most important market place for films and TV drama from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Buyers, sales agents and festival programmers from around the world are now gathered in Gothenburg to discover new Nordic titles and talents. The 2016 lineu...

Sedona International Film Festival Announces Lineup: 165 Films

The range of films selected for the 22nd annual Sedona International Film Festival is as diverse as the audiences who will fill the theaters and the filmmakers whose creative talents will be on display from Feb. 20-28.             Among the 165 films to be screened are dozens directed by women, including 14-year-old Bailey Weber (The Student Body); Oscar-nominated short film Stutterer, French-produced drama, Mustang, and Theeb from Jordan...

The Screen Actors Guild Awards® recipients announced

The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2015 at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® held Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. In a ceremony attended by film and television’s leading actors, the 22nd Annual SAG Awards® was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). A primetime encore presentation immed...

Le Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer remet ses prix

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Le Jury Longs Métrages de la 23 e édition du Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer, présidé par Claude Lelouch et composé Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian, François-Eudes Chanfrault, Guillaume Gouix, Jonathan Lambert, Gilles Marchand, Dominik Moll, Louise Monot, Mathilde Seigner et Elsa Zylberstein a remis les prix suivants : GRAND PRIX - GRAND PRIZE soutenu par/supported by la Région Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine BONE TOMAH...

2016 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) Line Up

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BSDFF is thrilled to release this year’s schedule and announce the competition films in our four award categories: Feature (40+ minutes), Short (15-40 mins), Mini-Doc (under 15mins) and Big Sky Award (films about the American West).     On Friday, February 19th the festival will open with a FREE opening-night screening of an upcoming HBO Documentary film. MAVIS! is the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group...

The Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) 56 Pays Tribute to Susan Sarandon

The Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) is pleased to welcome one of the most outstanding actresses of our times as its guest of honor this year. Susan Sarandon, the New Yorker who has appeared in everything from dramas and cult films to comedy and animated movies in a career spanning over 40 years, joins the party with a retrospective featuring six films in which she gives some of her most acclaimed performances. Little did Sarandon imagine she would become one of Hollywood’s...

Göteborg Film Festival TV Drama Vision, Feb 3-4, 2016: Final programme revealed

Final programme revealed We are proud to present the complete 2016 TV Drama Vision programme! This years programme brings you the latest international trends and highlights current discussions in the Nordic region, lets you meet inspiring guests and hear from the most powerful key players in the drama industry. During two packed days we dig into storytelling as an art through keynote speakers and panels, focus on the German drama landscape, shine a spotlight on neighbouring Finland...

First preview of the upcoming Udine Festival FAR EAST FILM 18 In Udine

Nakamura Yoshihiro returns to the FEFF screen with a beautiful ghost story, “The Inerasable”     UDINE – The beautiful ghost story The Inerasable opens a new chapter in the glorious J-Horror genre which brings back one of the most visionary and prolific directors (or auteurs) of Japanese cinema to the screens of the Far East Film Festival in Udine: Nakamura Yoshihiro! Of course, it is still too early to reveal the eighteenth line-up of the FEFF (from the 22nd to ...

The National Film Academy has announced the nominations for the 2nd annual National Film Awards 2016.

The National Film Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent film makers , actors , actresses, casting directors , production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry. The National Film Awards holds 4 events annually in the United Kingdom, USA, South America, Africa and Australia. All nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted and voted for by movie fans. The NFA is produced by the National Film & TV Academy who a...

Göteborg Film Festival reveals Nordic Film Market titles

More than 40 Nordic films and works in progress will be presented at the Nordic Film Market in Göteborg, taking place Wednesday 2 - Saturday 7 February. The 2016 lineup consists of 17 finished feature films and 20 works in progress, plus 8 titles presented at the Nordic Film Lab Discovery sessions. This year's films include world premieres Shelley by Ali Abbasi, The Model by Mads Matthiesen, Welcome to Norway! by Rune Denstad Langlo and The Yard by Måns Månsson, ...

The Boston Jewish Film Festival Announces Barbara Resnek as New Board President

The Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) is pleased to announce the election of longtime board member Barbara Resnek as new Board President. She follows the role of outgoing President Denise Widman who concluded her three-year tenure with the BJFF on December 31, 2015. “The BJFF continues to benefit tremendously from the talent and dedication of our Board Members,” says Jaymie Saks, Executive Director of the BJFF. “I am thrilled to have Barbara Resnek assume the role of Pr...

Sacramento French Film Festival has Winter Shorts screenings featuring Cesar nominees

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                  THE Sacramento French Film Festival PRESENTS the 9th WINTER FRENCH SHORT FILM SCREENING Featuring the 2016 CÉSAR NOMINATED SHORTS   Saturday, March 5, 2016 – Doors at 6pm / Films at 7pm On the Big Screen - Crest Theatre   PROGRAM   §  2016 César Nominated Short Films   It is Awards Season in France, too! The 9th Winter French Short Film Screeni...

Congratulations to the winning Filmmakers of Maine Outdoor Film Festival 2015!

  Stratton, Maine filmmaker Mercedes Mehling, right, won the first Broke and Stoked Video Contest with her film MH&T TRAIL CREW. She is pictured with colleague Jaime Mastrorio   2015 MOFF AWARDS Broke and Stoked Contest (Maine amateur outdoor adventure short) MH&T TRAIL CREW by Mercedes Mehling (at right in the picture above) of Stratton, ME Best Short NATURE-RX, PART 2 by Justin Bogardus of Colorado Best Short Feature CIRCUMNAVIGATING LAKE CHAMPLAIN ...

Xavier Giannnoli's Marguerite and latest Despleschin My Golden Days lead The French Cesar nominations

Cesar Awards nominees BEST FILM Dheepan, dir: Jacques Audiard Fatima, dir: Philippe Faucon The Measure Of A Man, dir: Stéphane Brizé Marguerite, dir: Xavier Giannoli Mon Roi, dir: Maiwenn Mustang, dir: Deniz Gamze Erguven Standing Tall, dir: Emmanuelle Bercot My Golden Days, dir: Arnaud Desplechin BEST DIRECTOR Jacques Audiard for Dheepan Stéphané Brizé for&n...

New Book by Emanuel Levy: Gay Directors, Gay Films?... Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Gay Directors, Gay Films? Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters Emanuel Levy       This is an impressively informative treatment of five prominent gay directors who represent a wide range of differences within the gay spectrum. Levy’s background in gay cinema, independent cinema, and traditional Hollywood cinema make him the ideal author for this significant and original study.”   —Molly...
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