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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...

Science Media Awards WINNERS 

Congratulations to the Winners!     See Full List of Winners Here     Download Press Release     ...

Academy Award® Winning Producer Greg Shapiro Joins IM Global as President of Feature Film Production

Acclaimed producer Greg Shapiro has joined vibrant independent studio IM Global as President of Feature Film Production it was announced today by IM Global Founder and CEO and Stuart Ford. Shapiro was a Best Picture Academy Award® Winner for Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 drama The Hurt Locker, which won a total of six Oscars. He was also executive producer on Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, which received five Academy Award® nominations.  Most recently, Shapiro produced Child 4...

Winners of the 36th Atlantic Film Festival announced!

  The Atlantic Film Festival, after a successful 36th year, announces its award winners for the event, September 15th – 22nd, in Halifax.   Award winners include: The 2016 People’s Choice Award: Presented by the Atlantic Film Festival Winner: Moonlight   The Gordon Parsons Award for Best Atlantic Feature: Sponsored by The Postman Winner: Maudie – Aisling Walsh   Best Atlantic Short: Sponsored by 902 Post Winner: Hustle &am...

Aspen Film Announces Filmfest 2016 Audience Award Winners!

    BEST FEATURE FILM (tie)   MY BLIND BROTHER Writer: Sophie Goodhart Director: Sophie Goodhart Producers: Tyler Davidson,Tory Tunnell Editor: Jennif...

The 13th Reykjavik International Film Festival starts tomorrow.

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As before, RIFF focusses on introducing brand new films and documentaries from young and upcoming directors – this time with a particular emphasis on world peace. This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Reykjavík Summit. The 1986 meeting of presidents Ronald Reagan of the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union marked the first steps to end the Cold War. A special seminar on peace will be held in collaboration with a newly established Pea...

Finnish Film Affair Awards Tom of Finland and Post Punk Disorder

Director Dome Karukoski   Tom of Finland and Post Punk Disorder Share Works in Progress Award             ...

exground filmfest to Celebrate Opening of 29th Edition in Wiesbaden with Iranian Indy Feature VALDERAMA

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  First Highlights // Focus Iran // Introducing New Prison Inmates’ Jury Award DAS BRETT     The 29th edition of exground filmfest is set to open on November 11th 2016 with the Iranian drama VALDERAMA by Abbas Amini. The film, which is being shown in this year’s festival Focus section concentrating on Iran, will celebrate its Rhine-Main premiere at Wiesbaden’s historic Caligari FilmBühne at 7 PM on the opening night of the festival.   Football god...

Middleburg Film Festival Unveils Main Slate of 2016 Films

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Middleburg Film Festival's Executive Director Susan Koch announced today the main slate of films for the 2016 festival. The festival opens Thursday, October 20 with Garth Davis' feature film directorial debut LION starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara. Special guests will be in attendance for a conversation following the screening.   The festival's Friday Spotlight selections include MOONLIGHT (DIR Barry Jenkins), starring Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe and M...

Highlights from Napa Valley Film Festival 2016

      Our full film lineup, special events, Celebrity Tributes and more. There is a crisp chill in the air, the leaves are starting to change, and while some are thinking of Pumpkin Spice and cozy sweaters, the people of Napa Valley have two differen...

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First edition of Rotterdam Xpanded a success

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  Last summer, leading Rotterdam arts institutions International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Kunsthal Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presented a multidisciplinary programme featuring exceptional films and exhibitions by internationally renowned artists in and around Rotterdam’s Museumpark. With a total of almost 125,000 visits the forecasts were more than exceeded, meaning that this pilot edition of Rotterdam Xpanded can justly be called a success. From 18...

Marco Mueller will run The new Macao International Film Festival

Marco Mueller, the former head of the Locarno, Venice and Rome film festivals, (recently consulting for this year’s Beijing International Film Festival, and the Silk Road International Film Festival) has been appointed director of the inaugural Macau International Film Festival (Dec 8-13). Hosted by the government of Macau and the Macau Film & Television Productions and Culture Association, the new festival will be held at the Macau Cultural Centre, the Macau Science Centre and &nbs...

The High Coast International Film Festival makes a Successfull entry on the festival circuit

Personal Artistic Expression through the medium of Film 2016 Selecction Expedition Sweden / Sweden / Jimmy Sundin and Linus Adolfsson  LOSERS / Bulgaria / Ivaylo Hristov  KUNG FURY / SWEDEN / David Sandberg  Paranoid Girls / Spain / Pedro del santo MOUSSE / Sweden / John Hellberg  DOVNQSNOAN / Sweden / John Manceau  How to build a Terrarium / Czech Republic /Emma Piper-Burket  SAD LAMP / Sweden / Emilia Bostedt  Me...

SHRIEKFEST Film Festival reveals trailer and highlights

Shriekfest Film Festival OFFICIAL TRAILER: 52 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 6-9TH, 2016   SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to share the OFFICIAL TRAILER of the festival featuring clips from many of the selected films. The SWEET SIXTEENTH annual horror film festival, returns to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres from October 6-9th, 2016.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "I am absolutely thrilled with the selection this year, we have alr...

Winners of the 2016 ‘Sepanta Awards' @ Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

          Best Film: A Very Ordinary Citizen Best Director: Majid Barzegar for A Very Ordinary Citizen Best Actor: Souren Mnatsakanian for A Very Ordinary Citizen Best Actress: Samira Hassanpour for Raspberry Best Screenplay: Saman Salour for Raspberry Best Cinematography: José Luis Alcaine for Finding Altamira Best Documentary: Atlan, directed by Moeen Karimoddini  Best Sho...

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Happy Filmmakers thank us for the good service   Hi Bruno I hope you are well. It is a sad time for Paris but be brave and know that the word is praying for Paris. I just wanted to thank you again for your help with my film "Foxed". We had a great run on the festival circuit and are now making the FOXED feature film.  James Stewart  http://www.foxedmovie.com/ Bonjour Bruno, Plaisir plus que partagé, s...

Abel Ferrara guest at CurtocIrcuito: Intl Cinema Festival - Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) - 3rd to 9th October

  Two special guests, American filmmaker Abel Ferrara and Ucranian documentary maker Sergei Loznitsa will travel to Santiago de Compostela during the next edition of Curtocircuíto. Internationally renowned, both will visit the festival after the likes of Cannes, Venice or Berlinale. Abel Ferrara will visit Curtocircuíto as a programmer, curating a special program featuring some of the essential movies in his training as filmmaker....

EFFA 2016 opening this week in Melbourne

    EFFA 2016 officially launches in Melbourne this Thursday at ACMI. And if you havn't checked out our Melbourne program check it out here. ...

CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition calling for emerging writing talents

For all Fantasy Film Fans and Young Filmmakers/Screenwriters between 18 and 36 years old!   Organized by International Council for Film Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) located at UNESCO HQs, the Competition is a Young Talents Project for short fantasy film scenario dedicated to discovering and supporting writing talents.   You will have a chance to meet closely influential film professionals and investors, win a trip to 1st International Film Festival & Awards...

Tokyo Fest announces the line up - press conference video presentation

  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will hold a press conference on Monday, September 26 to announce the full lineup of the main sections and related special events of the 29th edition. We cordially invite you to join us at Toranomon Hills as we announce the 29th TIFF Official Selections. The 29th TIFF will be held October 25 – November 3, 2016, at Roppongi Hills, EX Theater Roppongi and other venues in Tokyo. Guest Yu Aoi – star, Japanese Girls Never...

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Park Chan-wook added to Screen Talk London Fest line-up

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  The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winner® Nicole Kidman & Dev Patel  will discuss their careers and current feature LION, this year’s American Express Gala. Eminent South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook, whose film THE HANDMAIDEN is this year’s Dare Gala, also join the Screen Talk series. Previously announced Screen Talk participants are Werner Herzog, Paul Verhoeven and Ben Wheatley...

Bogota Fest reveals the poster of the 33rd edition

  BIBIANA VELEZ IS THE ARTIST WHOM BOGOTA FILM FESTIVAL HAS INVITED TO MAKE THE IMAGE IN HIS 33 RD EDITION. BIBIANA HAS TAKEN THE WAVE AS A METAPHOR OF THE WAY CINEMA ENVELOPS THE VIEWER.   POSTER PRESENTATION WAS CONDUCTED LAST NIGHT IN THE GREAT SERVIENTREGA HEADQUARTERS TO A GROUP OF PERSONALITIES AND JOURNALISTS.   THE FESTIVAL POSTERS ARE, BY TRADITION, COLLECTIBLES. THEY CONDUCTED IMAGE GRAU, NADIN OSPINA, MANZUR, RAMIREZ VILLAMIZAR, SANDRO CHIA, ANTONIO SEGUI,...

Holland Film Meeting Awards

The Holland Film Meeting has announced the award winners of both the Co-Production Platform and the Work-in-Progress selection of its 29th edition. This evening the Holland Film Meeting has announced the award winners of both the Co-Production Platform and the Work-in-Progress selection of its 29th edition. This year 23 projects in development, including those selected for the inaugural BoostNL programme organised in cooperation w...

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