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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...

2014 NYC Gothams Audience Award Screening Schedule

Screenings are for IFP members only on a first-come, first-served basis.  A printed copy of your membership card is required for admittance. Q&As to be confirmed for select screenings. Check back for updates!   All Screenings Take Place at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP 30 John St. DUMBO, Brooklyn   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 6:00pm Love is Strange, dir. Ira Sachs 8:15pm Nightcrawler, dir. Dan Gilroy   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 6:00pm ...

The inaugral Udada Film Festival kicked off

The inaugral Udada Film Festival kicked off officially on Friday the 24th of October at the Micheal Joseph Center. The Udada Film Festival is the first film festival in Kenya to exclusively celebrate women in film. It has been organized by Wanjiru Kinyanjui, a film maker and lecturer at the Kenyatta University. Udada Film Festival will be running screenings at the Goethe Institute and Micheal Joseph Center everyday from 2pm till the 29th of October. There shall be workshops in the morning. C...

Today at the Vermont Festival!

    Here's today's schedule:   10:15am - Film House Nothing Like Chocolate (Student Matinee) Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani | USA | Doc | 2013 | 64 mins 12:00pm - Burlington City Arts Lunchtime S...

31st annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival in action

31st annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival October 24 - November 2, 2014   The best film for children, youth, and families from around the world, right nere in Chicago!    2014 Festival Schedule (PDF):     FAMILY SCHEDULE  (Weekend and Evening Screenings) FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE (Weekday Morning Screenings)    Screening Details By Individual Film Title Checkout the OFFICIAL FESTIVAL WEBSITE  &...

John Lasseter held a keynote at Tokyo Fest focusing on “Cool Japan”

  “Thank you, Japan for making me who I am.” TIFF’s Special Event John Lasseter to Speak on “Cool Japan” – 10/24(Fri.)      Special event with John Lasseter held and he spoke on the topic of “Cool Japan”. Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is having the world premiere of his latest film, “Big Hero 6” as the Opening Film. John shared his respect and fasc...

Fun report on The World Cosplay Summit in Tokyo: Global Cosplayers Strut Their Stuff

  ©2014 TIFF   They call Japan the Holy Land of Manga, so that makes the city of Nagoya the sacred birthplace of the World Cosplay Summit. Launched in 2003 to bring together manga, animé and video-game fans — who are legion, as we now know —the WCS has been building bridges and vast social networks ever since. Beginning with just four countries and helping give rise to the Cool Japan initiative, the event now attracts thousands of p...

Heaven Knows What wins in Tokyo best Film

    Report on Heaven Knows What TIFF 2014, press conference, Oct. 28   ©2014 TIFF “HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT“, directed by Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie won the Tokyo Grand Prix at 27th TIFF  Director Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie Staff Director/Screenplay : Joshua Safdie Director/Editor : Benny Safdie Screenplay/Editor : Ronald Bronstein Cinematographer : Sean Price Williams Pr...

The Audience Award of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival goes to Pale Moon

  The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival the Audience Award “Pale Moon” ©2014 “Pale Moon” Film Partners   Director : Daihachi Yoshida Original Novel : Mitsuyo Kakuta Cast : Rie Miyazawa, Sosuke Ikematsu, Satomi Kobayashi, Yuko Oshima, Seiichi Tanabe, Yoshimasa Kondo, Renji Ishibashi       ©2014 TIFF BUYING HER WAY TO HAPPINESS ...

Awards of 27th Tokyo IFF

      Tokyo Grand Prix “HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT“ Director:Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie   Special Jury Prize “The Lesson“   Award for Best Director Joshua Safdie, Benny Safdie “HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT“   Award for Best Actress Rie Miyazawa “Pale Moon“   Award for Best Actor Robert Więckiewicz “The Mighty Angel“   ...

The short film finalists for ParentesiCinema

            The film contest has collected more than 270 films from around the world.    The shorts finalists will be seen by the jury by the Artistic Director Luca Cavadini, actress Anne Bergamo Tucci, the researcher Marta Soligo, from writer-director Emanuele Sana and director Ruben Loera Antonio Perez. Together decreed the winners of the following categories: Best International Short Film, Best Internation...

CAMERIMAGE invites Roland Joffe to head the Main Competition Jury and a total 62 jury members

CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has assembled a stellar roster of esteemed individuals from the world of cinema to serve as jurors in its competition categories. Below are the 2014 jury members announced today! The festival runs from November 15th – 22nd in Bydgoszcz, Poland.   Main Competition Roland Joffé – Jury President (director, producer; The Killing Fields, The Mission, Vatel) Christian Berger (cinematograp...

Ten young film crews. Ten inspiring climate films, winners of the Action4Climate documentary competition

Bernardo Bertolucci heads up the distinguished jury that chose the winners of the Action4Climate documentary competition   Ten young film crews from ten different countries were chosen as winners in the Action4Climate documentary competition. Their outstanding and unique films inspire the world to take action on climate change. “These talented young film makers connect to their audience in emotional and powerful ways about the dangers of climate change. They have done serious, im...

The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 11-day celebration of Film and presented a series of awards

   The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 11-day celebration of all things cinematic with a sold-out closing night screening of Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.     This year's festival, which ran from October 16-26, featured 113 films from 28 countries, as well as panel discussions, community events, filmmaker Q&As and a rapidly growing education series inclusionary of students from Philadelphia's public, private and charter schools. ...

Los cabos Fest - Rosario Dawson will hand The Tribute Award to Atom Egoyan

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    During the Third Edition of Los Cabos International Film Festival, American actress Rosario Dawson will present the Latin American Premier of Atom Egoyan’s The Captive (2014), and will have the honor to grant the Tribute Award to Mr. Egoyan on Saturday, November 15th. Dawson plays a detective in the film by the Canadian Director, investigating Cassandra’s case that was abruptly kidnapped; this begins a horrifying race against time where the detective herself must pla...

The Chelsea Film Festival announced the 2014 winners this past Sunday, October 19th at the SVA Theatre in the heart of Chelsea.

CFF Official Trophy, Charging Bull replica handmade by Arturo Di Modica ©Chelsea Film Festival, Inc   The Closing Awards Ceremony was hosted by CFF Founder and Director Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, who reminded the importance of the Festival's mission: "The Festival's mission is to discover emerging directors from around the world and be an international platform for independent filmmaking. It has been a very successful year. The Chelsea Film Festival received over a t...

Interview with Shreya...the comic highlight of 'Super Nani'

From sexy to fat, ugly, mad, bitchy, irritating and essentially, extremely funny! Shreya Narayan in a tete-a-tete on Super Nani, her first full-blown comedy role Q: Super Nani releases this Friday. A big release for you in a long while... A: I have knots in my stomach! I am returning to work after long with this film. It was shot over a period of one-and-a-half year, coinciding with the time I was busy with my mothers illness. She passed away while it wrapped up. She was excite...

DC Fails to be the New Hollywood

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By Katie Barclay    With all the fascinating current and historical story lines surrounding Washington DC, it would seem fitting to have constant filmmakers inundating the city with cameras, actors and special effects. Hollywood's entertainment industry is a highly lucrative machine, providing any city with thousands of dollars of revenue if filming is a success there. However, filming is almost nonexistent because of strict city and government regulations. Got Tax Credits? ...

Los Angeles Music Video Festival returns to LA next week

    It's that time of year again for the best in music and filmmaking to come together as one for the 4th Annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival, Nov 5th through ends Nov 8th! We've taken this year's event to another level with musical guest and keynote speaker, Reggie Watts, and a performance by Mystery Skulls.   Don't miss two very...

Tyre International Short-films Festival in Lebanon

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Tyre International Short-Films Festival  will take place next November 8-11 at El Hamra Cinema, Tyre, Lebanon. An event that will bring to Sour of Lebanon the work of artists coming from more than 12 countries, Arabic and European, aiming to promote culture and creativity and to create a space for the people to meet and exchange experiences on cinema.   Following the path, El Hamra Cinema activities continue with a new milestone, after the Internatio...

‘Il Capitale Umano’ wins the Canvas Public Choice Award at Gent Film Festival

The public chooses ‘Pride’ as their favourite film The Port of Ghent Public Choice Award goes to ‘Pride’ by Matthew Warchus and the Canvas Public Choice Award goes to ‘Il Capitale Umano’ by Paolo Virzì. Raphaël Crombez’ short film ‘Perdition County’ took home the ACE Image Factory Audience Award for Best Belgian Student Short Fil...

Duhok IFF postponed to September 9th, 2015 due to the political situation in Iraq

   DUHOK 3rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL         ...

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