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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. With these "Movies that Matter" I trust you will be inspired and I hope you will consider them in your selection.  If you can offer them waivers,  I can return the favor with an ad for your ...

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...

ATOM Awards (Australia’s leading film and media awards)

                        AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNERS ANNOUNCED! We are proud to announce the winners from this year’s audience choice voting in selected 2015 ATOM Awards categories. The ATOM Awards are Australia&r...

Conclusion and Award Winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Films Painting a Portrait of our World   Stuttgart, May 1, 2016 – The 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) ended with an awards ceremony on Sunday. This year, the programme has been even more extensive than in previous years, And while the number of festival partners has increased, the festival has remained true to its initial concept: to present a multifaceted programme of top-class animated films to guests from the international animation industry – and, ab...

Provincetown International Film Festival Announces Opening Night Receptions in Wellfleet and New Partnership with Wine Enthusia

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The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced two events that will kick off the festival's satellite festivities in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Thursday, June 16. The receptions will mark the festival's new partnership with Wine Enthusiast Magazine. As part of the partnership, Wine Enthusiast Magazine will host the two events and will serve as an overall media sponsor for the festival.   "As enthusiastic as we are about presenting the best showcase of independ...

10 Women Filmmakers to Watch at the Sydney Film Festival June 8 - 19 2016

European Cinema: MAKING WAVES DOWN UNDER WILD by Nicolette Krebitz (Germany) European Film Promotion has launched a new initiative. For the first time, EFP, the Sydney Film Festival and Variety have joined forces to initiate European Cinema: 10 Women Filmmakers to Watch presenting ten exceptional European women storytellers. All films come fresh from their premieres at A-list festivals around the globe, some of them having been in co...

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IFP Announces Narrative Selections For The 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs

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The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the ten narratives selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors. The creative teams of the selected films are currently attending the first week’s sessions – The Time Warner Foundation Completion Labs – taking place May 23-27th in New York City.   The IFP Narrative Filmmaker Labs are the only labs that support first-time feature directors with pr...

ACISE-LA announces 2016 Golden Maple Awards nominees

The Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment - Los Angeles (ACISE-LA) has officially announced the list of nominees for the 2016 Golden Maple Awards in the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress and Newcomer of the Year, in a TV Series Broadcasted in the US. Nominees are Canadian talent in TV series broadcasted in the US between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016.   The nomination committee for the GMA was composed of ACISE-LA members. All members of ACISE-LA will be voting to el...

Seattle Festival Lineup Announced!

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Winning Films in 12 Categories Announced at SFFF GGA Celebration In San Francisco

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This evening the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5), presented by the San Francisco Film Society, announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions at an event held at Gray Area. This year the Festival awarded nearly $40,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers. For nearly 60 years, SFIFF's Golden Gate Awards have honored deserving filmmakers and their projects, hera...

"Captain Fantastic" selected as Opening Night Film; "Strike a Pose" to close The Provincetown International Film Festival

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The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today its lineup of Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition, running June 15-19, in Provincetown, MA. The Opening Night film will be Matt Ross' CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, starring Viggo Mortensen. Closing Night film will be the Madonna dance documentary STRIKE A POSE. Spotlight films are POLITICAL ANIMALS, directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wa...

Awards of SEEfest 2016

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Filmmakers from Serbia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, and Bosnia in the lead, followed by audience favorite from Turkey   Presentation of the SEEfest 2016 awards took place on May 5 at the Ahrya Fine A...

Announcing the 2016 MountainFilm Festival

 ANNOUNCING THE 2016 MOUNTAINFILM FESTIVAL FILMS       © Photograph by Michael Nichols/National Geographic Magazine May 2016 Issue              ...

18th Annual MiFo Film Festival: April 22-May 1

CURTAIN TO RISE ON 18TH ANNUAL MiFo LGBT FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 22 10-day festival features 80+ films from 28 countries and fun-filled events   (April 13, 2016) – The curtain will rise on the MiFo LGBT Film Festival’s Miami edition on Friday, April 22, kicking off a 10-day festival with more than 80 films from 28 countries, an unprecedented number of premieres and a spectacular lineup of special events. Presented by Celebrity Cruises, Gilead and SHOWTIME, MiFo runs April 22...

Independent Heroes: Paul Verhoeven and Vincent Macaigne

IndieLisboa 2016 is born out of the usual balance between the return of several filmmakers the festival has accompanied and the introduction of a vast set of newcomers – mainly in the International Competition – that we are sure will return in the next years. Not by accident, Whit Stillman and Mia Hansen-Løve will open and close, respectively, this year’s festival with the presentation of their most recent works in a kind of afterword to the retrospectives we dedica...

Monaco International Film Festival - Awards Night - Winners with MIFF director and president. "Peace, Love and Movies!"

  Monaco International Film Festival - Awards Night - Winners with MIFF director and president. "Peace, Love and Movies!" Award-winning RUSH is the documentary. Bewildered is a FACTUAL humanitarian screenplay! See many of the cases and examples of this advanced earth, health and life-saving science and technology on the websites.  In Paris on February 16, I was production assistant on the Eagles of Death Metal ...

Paula Ortiz will be honored at the International Film Festival of the Upper Aragonese

PAULA ORTIZ TO BE HONORED WITH THE PRIZE ‘CIUDAD DE HUESCA’ IN 44TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL    THE AWARD RECOGNIZES THE TALENT AND PROJECTION OF THIS YOUNG ARAGONESE DIRECTOR   HER LAST WORK, THE BRIDE, TO BE SCREENED IN THE ICONIC LORETO CHAPEL, NATURAL SETTING OF THE FILM   Aragonese director Paula Ortiz will be honored with the Ciudad de Huesca Prize in the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of the Upper Aragonese capital city....

35th Istanbul Film Festival Awards Announced

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35TH ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED   The 35th Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and for the 12th year under the sponsorship of Akbank, presented its awards to the winners at a ceremony held at the Haliç Congress Centre on Friday evening, 15 April 2016.   Cem Davran hosted the 35th Istanbul Film Festival Award Ceremony, where this year’s Cinema Honorary Award recipients, as well as the winners of the f...

Remise du Sesterce d’or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel au réalisateur Peter Greenaway

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« Cinéaste du système et de l’excès, véritable explorateur des codes du cinéma » : c’est ainsi que Luciano Barisone, Directeur de Visions du Réel, décrit en quelques mots le réalisateur anglais de renommée mondiale Peter Greenaway. Alors que la 47e édition de Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon bat son plein depuis quelques jours déjà, une soirée met à l’honneur cette personnalité d’exception. Peter Greenawa...

Announcing the 2016 Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival

            Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival May 12-15 2016   ...

FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 18 hosts BEYOND GODZILLA, a retrospective of 10 films dedicated to Japanese Sci-Fi.

Guest of honour: Obayashi Nobuhiko  FEFF 18 hosts a retrospective of 10 films, a book and a guest of honour: Obayashi Nobuhiko, grandmaster of Japanese Sci-Fi who, on the 25th of April, will be receiving the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Though 'Japanese Science Fiction' usually makes us Westerners think of Godzilla, the eighteenth edition of the Far East Film Festival is ready to expand our horizons with a retrospective called - not coincidentally - Beyo...

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