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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...

London Fest wrapped with an audience record of 163,300

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, closed tonight with the European Premiere of Fury and announced the highest ever attendance in the Festival’s illustrious history, with a 163,300 audience turnout, and an additional UK-wide audience of over 12,000. Festival Director Clare Stewart has offered audiences a rich and diverse selection of films and events introducing the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide au...

Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev wins Best Film at The 58th BFI London Film Festival

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Awards’ winners at its high profile Awards ceremony at The Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Guests included Ben Miller, Ben Rivers, Christopher Hampton, Sir David Hare, Dexter Fletcher, Ian Hart, James Corden, James McAvoy, Jeremy Thomas, John Hurt, Lynda Myles, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Luc Roeg, Sophie Fiennes and recipient of the BFI Fellowship Stephen Frears. ...

Budapest Film Week Day 3

World Premier of a Brave New Magyar Comedy  "NO MAN'S ISLAND" IS A WINNER  by Alex Deleon <filmfestivals.com>    The peak of  the week was reached early on Wednesday, day number 3,  with the World Premiere of a brand new Hungarian film entitled SENKI SZIGETE, in English "No Man's Island". There are other very recent Films on view this week but all have already been in commercial circulation whereas this film is the only...

The second annual Sunscreen Film Festival West Awards Hoovey with Best Film

      "HOOVEY" NAMED BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM Directed by Sean McNamara ...

The man behind the Festival Policy of Renault in Cannes, Venice...

Zoe Saldana - Cannes 2014 - Photo Stéphane Kossmann Jessica Chastain Deauville 2014 Catherine Deneuve Venice 2014 Bruno Chatelin sat down with Claude Hugot Directeur des Relations Publiques Renault   ...

Why take your movie to a film festival?

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT   It seems like a funny question—doesn’t everyone want to premiere at Los Angeles Film Festival or Sundance or Toronto? But earlier this month when festival insider Peter Belsito of SydneysBuzz came to Film Independent to talk about festival strategy, he asked it quite seriously. “They only cost money,” he said. “You don’t make any money at a festival. Why do you want to go there...

Day 2 of the MAGYAR FILMHÉT Budapest Film Week

EPISTLE 2 FROM BUDAPEST DAY 2, Tuesday, October 24, 2014 Athletes in Exile, Dogs on a Rampage and an Unlikely elderly Star   By Alex Delonian. <filmfestivals.com> The first full day of the MAGYAR FILMHÉT was a busy one,  Three interesting films, all in the big hall, one good rap with a director, and generally  Meeting people and getting a feel for this newly modified once regular Budapest film event. Film  number one was a great discovery. I was told it ...

41st edition of Film Fest Gent has kicked off!

The 41st edition of Film Fest Gent has kicked off on Tuesday evening. The world premiere of Erik Van Looy's 'The Loft', a Hollywood remake of the most successful Belgian film ever, opened the festival. The film was introduced in the presence of Erik Van Looy (director) and Bart De Pauw (creator), as well as the Australian actresses Rachael Taylor and Isabel Lucas, who came to Ghent to attend the premiere. The sc...

Jon Fitzgerald's new Hollywood Film Festival is almost there with a cause...

The Hollywood Film Festival will showcase the best in regional and international cinema, presenting a unique combination of socially conscious filmmakers, emerging artists and master storytellers in the film capital of the world.  The state of the art ArcLight Theater in Hollywood will host the Festival, presenting a number of documentaries and narratives, shorts and features, to enthusiastic audiences and film professionals. While socially conscious films will anchor the ...

Opening Night of the New Hungarian Film Week with a tribute to Kertész

By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals,com>   Greetings from the Capitol: Made it back to BP by Icetrain from Miskolc. What a contrast! -- after a month in the provinces  I had almost forgotten that Budapest is one of the Great Capitol cities of Europe! Magnificent openings gála party at the ultra modern Bartók music Palace was truly palatial. Plenty to eat and drink with slices of smoked goose leg one the many gastronomic delights. Checked into the 8th floor of the ...

Stockholm Achievement Award 2014 goes to Uma Thurman

This years’ Stockholm Achievement Award goes to the American actress Uma Thurman. She will visit Stockholm International Film Festival in November to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive Face2Face.  Justification: Ever since her earliest roles, Uma Thurman has displayed an ability to portray and project the perfect and fantastical, while giving glimpses of the humanity that lies within. Every performance is exciting, enthralling and fero...

Visiting guests during the 2014 Stockholm International Film Festival

  *Indicates residing in Stockholm/SwedenName Role Film Country Interview dates Amanda Adolfsson Director Young Sophie Bell Sweden * Peter Andersson Actor Blowfly Park Sweden * Roy Andersson Director/Stockho...

HAT TRICK as Australia takes the 2014 Iris Prize: All God’s Creatures directed by Brendon McDonall - Iris Prize

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And the other winners are:   MIDDLE MAN directed by Charlie Francis – Best British Short sponsored by Pinewood Studios and described by the jury as a perfect short film.   Boy Meets Girl directed by Eric Schaeffer - Iris Prize Best Feature Award   Michael Welch (Robby) in Boy Meets Girl Best Actor in a Feature   Kate Trotter (Alise) in Tru Love Best Actress in a Feature   BOMBSHELL directed by Erin Sanger (USA) -...

Shriekfest 2014 Awards

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competiton was a huge success! Denise Gossett, festival director, once again hosted Shriekfest Oct 2-5th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Shriekfest screened 42 films and had 30 screenplay finalists & 8 original song finalists. "Berkshire County" directed by Audrey Cummings took the Grand Jury prize for Best Horror Feature Film, "Time Lapse" directed by Bradley King took the Best SciFi Feature Fil...

Atom Egoyan, will offer a Master Class at Los Cabos International Film Festival

During the Third Edition of Los Cabos International Film Festival, the acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan, will offer a Master Class, during which the central theme will be about his new film Remember, now in post-production. With fifteen feature films and related projects, Atom Egoyan has received numerous awards, including five awards at Festival de Cannes (including the Grand Prize of the Jury, the International...

Who's attending 27th Philadelphia, starting next oct 16

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The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival will welcome many leading filmmakers to showcase their latest works at this year's event.     The Festival kicks off on Thursday, October 16 with a special presentation of St. Vincent, a rousing comedy starring Bill Murray that also had its opening night World Premiere at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. Director Ted Melfi and actor Jaedan Lieberher will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.   Throughout the 11-day event, gu...

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Announces Diverse and Talented Lineup of Special Guests

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  Antenna Documentary Film festival is proud to announce this year’s lineup of respected local and international guests, featuring award-winning filmmakers and industry experts including Vice President of Artist Programs at Tribeca Film Institute Ryan Harrington and Multi-Award winning Spanish director Ventura Durall. Ryan Harrington is an esteemed and dynamic force in the documentary world, and has supported over 200 films in his tenure at the TFI. He provides over $2 million in gr...

27th Tokyo International Film Festival to Open on Oct. 23 with prominent stars on the red carpet

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The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is around the corner. This year, the appearances of Hollywood filmmakers such as John Lasseter and Tim Burton and Japanese filmmakers such as Takeshi Kitano and Hideaki Anno are confirmed as well as prominent guests from around the world! We are planning many events for opportunities to meet them such as our opening carpet ceremony, events at Roppongi Hills Arena, stage appearances and Q&A to bring our film festival ...

Sunscreen Film Fest West Coast starts today (October 10-12, 2014)

Tickets, Opening Night Film 7:45PM, Oct. 10th   Hermosa Beach Community Theater 710 Pier Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90254     ...

Industry leaders discuss the state of fest biz at Industry @ Tallinn Film Festival's Confab

To celebrate the inauguration of Black Nights Film Festival as the 15th FIAPF certified competitive feature film festival, and following the highly successful and resonating pilot of 2013, the Industry @ Tallinn Film Festivals Confab returns. Organized in partnership with Independent Cinema Office (UK) the leaders of the international film festival circuit discuss the hottest topics in the festival biz of 2014 such as the relationship between programming and (government) censorship, fres...

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival seeks new Festival Director!

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Following its highly successful 10th anniversary edition last month, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival seeks a new Festival Director.   The departure of the outgoing Director, Melanie Iredale to take up post as Deputy Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest has created an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious individual to take the Festival onto its next stage of development.   Governed by a Board of twelve Directors, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Ltd. is looki...

French Cinema Now 2014 - Celebrating Contemporary Francophone Cinema in Seattle

FRENCH CINEMA NOW CELEBRATED AT SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN Featuring An Evening with Michel Hazanavicius & Bérénice Bejo On October 23 - 30, SIFF and TV5MONDE present French Cinema Now, a celebration spotlighting the state of contemporary Francophone cinema. The week-long event will feature 22 extraordinary features and documentaries.   The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius and actor Bérénice Bejo wil...

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