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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...

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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...

Boston Jewish Film Festival Announces Its 26th Annual Festival November 5-17

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“We are committed to bringing our audiences the very best films with Jewish content from around the globe, both fiction and documentary,” says Amy Geller, BJFF Artistic Director. “BJFF 2014 has a stellar line-up of films and related events--guest speakers, moderated discussions, after-parties, and in-person visits from filmmakers, actors, and other artists.” This year, there are 39 films from 14 countries including Cuba, Greece, Morocco, and the Philippines, and of co...

Serena, directed by Eric Lamhene from Luxembourg wins Best Picture at the sixth edition of the Malta Short Film Fest

  Serena, directed by Eric Lamhene from Luxembourg is the winner of the Best Picture of the sixth edition of the Malta Short Film Festival. The award ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julians Malta under the auspices of Dr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government. Present for the event was also Film Commissioner Engelbert Grech and TVM chairman Dr Tonio Portughese. Federico Tocchella’s film ‘Isaac’ won the Foreign Jury Award and B...

28th Wine Country Film Festival Opens this week: Movies in the Vineyards...

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A Cinematic Feast In The Valley of The Moon An eclectic SIX day celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange. Films screen Outdoors in a spectacular setting at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood & Inside the winery’s Grand Room Cave Theatre, The KenWood Restaurant, Dunbar School & nearby venues in the Heart of the Valley.         Opening Night in the Deerfield Cave Short Film Program One:  Wed. September 17, 6:00pm, Deerfield C...

Winners of the 34th Atlantic Film Festival announced!

  The Atlantic Film Festival, in the midst of its highly successful 34th year, announces its award winners for the event, September 11-18 in Halifax. The Industry Awards Reception took place on Sunday, Sept. 14. in the Imperial Ballroom at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites. Award winners included: Best Atlantic Feature: $8,000 in services Sponsored by The Postman Winner: Cast No Shadow by Christian Sparkes The Atlantic Award Winner Encore Screening of Cast No Shadow will ...

Stockholm International Film Festival 25 years

  2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Stockholm International Film Festival. The festival, which is dedicated to the late Lauren Bacall, will be visited by distinguished directors and actors from all over the world, and more than a 180 films will be screened. The 25th International Stockholm Film Festival starts November 5. The program will be released in full on October 14. A small selection of films that will be shown during the festival: Mommy, the new Xavier Dolan fea...

UK Creative Industries & ISPs Partner in New Initiative to Promote Legal Online Entertainment -- IFTA Involvement

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UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES & ISPs PARTNER IN MAJOR NEW INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE LEGAL ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT   First component to launch will be high-profile consumer awareness and engagement campaign with Government support   London – 19th July 2014: Representatives from the UK's creative industries and major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have come together with the support of government to launch Creative Content UK, a ground-breaking new partnership that will boost co...

Filmmaker Claudia Llosa at the New York Peruvian Film Showcase

The Fifth Edition of the New York Peruvian Film Showcase (NYPFS) will take place from September 16 September, 19, 2014, at Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St., New York City. On Friday September 19 the internationally acclaimed film director, writer and producer Claudia Llosa will present her short film Loxoro, winner of a Teddy Award at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival 2012. Llosa´s movie The Milk of Sorrow was the first Peruvian film to win the Golden Bear award in the 59...

World Premiere of Documentary Feature Film STATES OF GRACE at 37th Mill Valley Film Festival

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"'States of Grace' transcends the story of one woman's injury and recovery. A beautifully honest movie that neither pities nor panders, it made me revisit what is essential about being human." -BJ Miller, MD, Executive Director, Zen Hospice Project "'States of Grace' is a deeply moving documentary. A must-see for anyone who has had to deal with issues of survival, recovery, and loss." -Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Founder and Director, The Witnessing Pr...

The Antenna Documentary Film Festival Announces DOCTALK - Thu 16 Oct

  Insiders Secrets about What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Doco World   The Antenna Documentary Film Festival today announces the third instalment of DocTalk, which provides unmissable talks from international and local industry figures, on everything from innovative funding models to successful grassroots distribution strategies.   Tickets are $55 / $35 for a full day pass with complimentary morning tea and lunch.   Think you’ve heard it all before?...

International protests helped – directors, artists still curtailed

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Dissident director Mohammad Rasoulof had his passport confiscated by the Iranian government, and was unable to come to the Stockholm International Film Festival, or any other film festival, with his film, Manuscripts Don’t Burn. His passport has now been returned to him, and he has left Iran. During the 2013 Stockholm Film Festival Mohammad Rasoulof’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn was screened. The film deals with the Iranian government’s censorship of art and film. Rasoulof...

Sergei Loznitsa to head CinEast’s international jury

  The Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa has accepted the honour of becoming the president of the international jury of the 7th edition of CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, held from 9 to 26 October 2014.   The CinEast (pronounced “ciné-East”) festival specialises in showcasing and promoting the latest cinematographic works by directors from the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. CinEast also strives to b...

Gentlemen to open Stockholm International Film Festival 2014

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  The long anticipated adaptation of Klas Östergren’s novel Gentlemen, directed by Mikael Marcimain, will be opening this year’s Stockholm International Film Festival. The film is a contestant in the prestigious “Stockholm XXV Competition” section, and is nominated for the 7,3 kilo (15 lbs) “best film” Bronze Horse Award.  The cast features David Dencik, David Fukamachi Regnfors, Ruth Vega Fernandez and Sverrir Gudnason. Gentlemen is direct...

The 2014 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival set to screen 70 shorts, 8 Documentaries and 11 Features in five days.

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The 7th Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is just around the corner and festival programmers have been impressed with the high quality of work being produced, not only in Minnesota but by filmmakers from around the world as well as some with MN connections. Some examples to watch for in this year's lineup include: OCT. 1 - 5pm “The Tiki War” with Q&A. “Mad Man meets “Breaking Bad” set in a tiki bar (Red Dragon) in 1961 Chicag...

FIAPF greenlights the creation of a fully-fledged international competition for Black Nights Film Festival

  Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will be accredited as a non-specialized competitive festival from 2014 as confirmed by FIAPF - The International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations. Black Nights Film Festival is the 15th international film festival to be inducted to that category by FIAPF along with the expansi...

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Hosting 3 Premiere Films this coming Fall!

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The 2nd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival www.fhff.org is this this Nov. 7-8-9, 2014 on San Juan Island off the coast of Washington State.  We will feature a total of over 30 award winning documentaries and docu dramas over 3 days in 4 venues. We are also very proud to announce that we will feature 3 Premiere’s at our 2014 Film Festival.  The Barefoot Bandit documentary, Fragile Waters and Material of the Future.  The Barefoot Bandit Documentary (directed by Carly Bodmer) ...

12th International Festival Signes de Nuit Section (Experimental) Documentary is coming up in Paris.

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12th International Festival Signes de Nuit Documentary / Paris / September 15-21 and the Awards in Berlin  View this email in your browser ...

The Zurich Film Festival Will Host the European Premiere of NIGHTCRAWLER, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton

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 It was revealed today that the crime thriller NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, will have its European Premiere in Zurich as the Center Gala screening at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday, September 30th. Rene Russo (THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, RANSOM, GET SHORTY, LETHAL WEAPON 3) will be on hand to present the film with writer/director Dan Gilroy.   NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los An...

Atlantic Film Festival opens with the presentation of Elephant Song

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The 34th Atlantic Film Festival announces special guests and details for the Gala Red Carpet Opening Night for event, Sept. 11-18 in Halifax   (Halifax, NS) – The Atlantic Film Festival starts this Thursday and it is time to unveil some big names attending this 34th annual event. Charles Binamé, Xavier Dolan, Danny Willliams, Émile Gaudreault, Ron Mann and Ruba Nadda are some of the talented celebrities and filmmakers in Halifax during the event, Sept. 11-18. ...

ADIFF Paris opens with FREEDOM SUMMER today!

  Join Stanley Nelson in Paris, France for FIFDA - PARIS 2014! TODAY!   OPENING NIGHT FREEDOM SUMMER Tickets here     VISIT www.FIFDA.org  for program, trailers and tickets&nb...

Richard Linklater's Boyhood to receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2014 – Best Film of the Year

Richard Linklater's 12­year project Boyhood was chosen the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI.   The poll for the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2014 – Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world. In a first phase, participants nominated any feature­length films that had had their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood...

Second Edition of SOFA – School of Film Agents successfully completed

        Eight „Special Agents“ attend Think Tank dedicated to the future of cinema After eight days of intensive development and the fine-tuning of concepts and budgets, on August 23, 2014, the participants of the second edition of SOFA – School of Film Agents were ready to pitch their film cultural projects to a supportive group of film industry professionals located in Poland’s largest arthouse ci...

London BFI reveals Line up

8-19 October 2014. 248 films. 17 venues. 12 days. One festival.   Film programme Galas Join us on the red carpet for our Gala screenings. Galas screenings Official Competition The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking. Films in Official Competition First Feature Competition The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut. Films in First Feature Com...

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