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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...

What We Do in the Shadows wins the Leeds 2014 Audience Award

The 28th Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF28) ended yesterday after 16 days packed with 277 screenings across 15 venues, and an audience of 40,000. What We Do in the Shadows was voted by Leeds 2014 audiences as overall favourite in a year in which Leeds International Film Festival’s programme has received its highest ever overall rating from audiences. X+Y, starring Asa Butterfield and Sally Hawkins, came second and lead the festival’s largest ever programme of films produced...

Action Against Hunger & Renault-Nissan Alliance

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER, a world leader in the fight against childhood malnutrition, gave top honors last night to Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn.   Every year, hundreds of ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’s most dedicated supporters come together for an evening of inspiration, rallying around the mission to save lives and honoring significant contributions towards ending hunger worldwide...

Record breaking year for Stockholm International Film Festival 201 films, 60 countries, and a grand total of 141 000 visitors

The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival has come to an end. This year’s festival set several records, including the number of films in the program, countries represented, and visitors. 2014 is also the year for female award winners.  It has been a record breaking year for the Stockholm Film Festival - 201 films, 60 countries, and a grand total of 141 000 visitors throughout the year. The number of female directors and actors who won awards is also greater than ever before...

John Woo, actresses Zhang Ziyi, Juliette Binoche, Cheng Pei Pei and many moreto attend the Singapore International Film Festival

  International and regional celebrities to grace the 25th edition of the filmfestival from December 4 to 14 20 November 2014, SINGAPORE – Stars who will be walking the red carpet at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) include world-renowned auteur John Woo, actresses Zhang Ziyi, Juliette Binoche and Cheng Pei Pei. John Woo and Zhang Ziyi will be in Singapore for Woo’s latest film, The Crossing, an epic love story spanning half...

Winners Announced for Fall 2014 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants - $300,000 Awarded to Six Projects

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    $300,000 Awarded to Six Narrative Feature Projects in Various Stages of Production The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF), announced today the projects that will receive a total of $300,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants. Six filmmaking teams were granted funding to help with their next stage of their creative process, f...

Meet the Executive Board od Cine Las Americas

Meet the Executive Board Hector Silva Hector has been a fan, volunteer and financial supporter of the festival for longer than he can remember. He began serving on the Board of Directors in 2012. He brings executive zeal and experience serving other non-profit boards to the team. He remains an community leader and avid Austinite focusing on sustaining the city's community, charm and appeal.       Denise Garza Steusloff Denise's involvement with the festival b...

MISS JULIE by Liv Ullmann starring Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell

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Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle between a man and a woman, a struggle for power and dominance enacted through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion.   A country estate in Ireland in 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie and John, her father's valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She, all hauteur longing for abasement; he, polished but coarse - both united in mu...

Victoria Film Festival's 1st Annual Moustache Competition

Movember Quote-Along: Anchorman Victoria's 1st Annual Moustache Competition Friday, November 28th, 7PM at The Vic Theatre Celebrate Movember at The Vic! On November 28th, The Victoria Film Festival is putting on a Quote-Along screening of classic comedy Anchorman! Audience members are encouraged to break out of their glass cases of emotion by dressing up and quoting their favourite lines alongside Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team. With games, drinks, and a moustache co...

Glasgow Film Festival announces dates and new strands for 2015

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  The eleventh annual Glasgow Film Festival will run from 18 February – 1 March.   Strewth! Australia, Ingrid Bergman, nerd culture, Glasgow’s cinema history and family cinema celebrated at Glasgow Film Festival as 2015 dates and new programming strands are announced.   Glasgow Film Festival organisers today announced their 2015 dates, as well as a slew of new programme strands for the upcoming festival. This year the festival stretches out over a wid...

Michel Gondry to be president of the 5th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival

The French director will head the jury of the upcoming edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival, the world's first Online French Film Festival organized by UniFrance Films, which will take place from January 16 through February 16, 2015. Ten French feature films and ten French shorts will be presented in competition during the 5th MyFrenchFilmFestival.com. Web users around the world will be invited to view these films and to publish their comments on the website myfrenchfilmfestival.com. The websi...

The 2014 Silver Audience Award goes to Xavier Dolan’s Mommy

  The Stockholm International Film Festival’s audience has spoken. Together the festival’s audience has voted Mommy, by Xavier Dolan, to win best film. In collaboration with the film channel Silver, the Stockholm Film Festival lets the audience choose their favorite film. This year’s Silver Audience Award goes to Xavier Dolan’s Mommy. Dolan visited the festival during its first week, and met the audience in an exclusive Face2Face. The Silver Audience Award wa...

Tai Burkholder Joins Annapolis Film Festival as Festival Producer

Tai Lavin Burkholder has joined the staff of the Annapolis Film Festival as Festival Producer.  A feature film producer with over 15 years of experience, Tai Burkholder is the Producer of two separate films that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival, including That's What She Said starring Anne Heche. She has worked on dozens of films as Producer, Line Producer, or Production Supervisor and has worked with names such as Collin Firth, Emily Blunt, and Hilary Swank.   Tai ju...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival opens tonight with Polish focus

The 18th Black Nights Film Festival opens tonight in Tallinn with “Warsaw 44” by Jan Komasa with the introduction by the director Komasa, actor Józef Pawłowski and producer Jan Kwiencinski. The Bruno Oýa Award for the young Estonian actor will be presented at the red carpet opening ceremony in the Nordea Concert Hall. Warsaw 44: Summer 1944. Warsaw, Poland, is occupied by the Nazis. After the death of his father, Stefan works at...

The 2014 Stockholm International Film Festival announces the award winners

The jury of the 25th Stockholm International Film Festival has made their decisions. For the third year running, the winner of the Bronze Horse Award is a female director. This year, female filmmakers make up the majority of the award winners. This year's jury is Daniél Espinosa (head of jury), Debra Granik, Johannes Bah Kuhnke and Erika Wasserman. Together they have faced the difficult task of deciding which films will be presented with awards. Below are the winners, and the ju...

Black Nights Film Festival opens tonight with Polish focus

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  The 18th Black Nights Film Festival opens tonight in Tallinn with “Warsaw 44” by Jan Komasa with the introduction by the director Komasa, actor Józef Pawłowski and producer Jan Kwiencinski. The Bruno Oýa Award for the young Estonian actor will be presented at the red carpet opening ceremony in the Nordea Concert Hall. The award has been an initiative by the Polish actor Daniel Olbrychski and is supported by the Polish insurance company PCU AMA with a g...

Ai Weiwei’s ice sculptures attract attention at Stockholm Film Festival

Roy Anderson and ice sculpture At the inauguration of the Stockholm International Film Festival last week, two ice sculptures created by renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei were unveiled. Each in the shape of a lion, the two sculptures embody the Spotlight theme of this year’s festival: HOPE. The ice sculptures have got a lot of attention since the unveiling on November 4. Actors, directors, festival visitors as well as the public have been showing their support for Ai Weiwei, by ta...

Los Cabos International Film Festival celebrates its Third Edition

  The opening of the Third Edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival took place at the outdoor theater of the Pabellón Cultural de La República, framed by the Marina Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos.   Around 1,200 guests witnessed the beginning of this edition that will feature a program that places its best bet on, and supports filmmakers seeking to internationalize their job, as well as industry activities, galas, red carpets, honor tributes, free and outdo...

Denver Film Society Announces 37th Starz Denver Film Festival Films in Competition & Award Recipients

  - Joycelyn DeBoer, Michael Beugg, Daniel Junge, Tom Bower, Lawrence Jordan, Roberto Andò, Bruce Greenwood, Nathan Zellner, David Zellner in-person to receive prestigious Festival awards -   - Piano Prodigy and Keep On Keepin' On Subject Justin Kauflin to Perform -   The Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its films in competition and award recipients. T...

Highlights on the PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival Awards Ceremony

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PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival Awards Ceremony December 4th 2014, 7pm-8pm, with a reception to follow The Paley Center for Media, New York   The United Nations Alliance...

Benedict Cumberbatch will receive The Variety Award at the British Independent Film Awards.

    The recipient of The Variety Award was announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards.   Benedict Cumberbatch will receive The Variety Award at the ceremony on Sunday 7th December at Old Billingsgate.   The Variety Award recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK.  The Variety Award was bestowe...

Conference program @ Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore 2014

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    All Conference and Market activities are held at Level 4 and 5, Sands Expo and Convention Centre (Marina Bay Sands). Media registration will be at the Protocol Welcome Desk on Level 4.   (A)   Pre-market Conference: Tuesday, 9 December 2014   Venue Level 4, Roselle Ballroom, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Programme schedule 8.45am – 9.20am ...

Full Program for the 2014 AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL

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   The African-American Women in Cinema announced today the FULL LINE-UP of this year’s 17th Annual AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (November 19th – 22nd), which features an opening night premiere and reception, keynote panels, additional premiere screenings, a youth filmmaking event, and a short films program. The films chosen for this year’s festival are judged by a jury committee made up of prominent industry leaders, who adhere to the organization&...

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