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Dear Festival programmers  I would like to share with you these amazing 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.   "Ones to Watch' by filmfestivals.com"  Craddle of Champions by Bartle Bull, cinematography by legendary Tom Hurwitz ASC (the Last Emperor), produced by Donald Rosenfeld (Tree of Life...

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...

First details of 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival programme

The wisdom of the Buddhist priestess, Japanese erotic films and avant-garde treasures of film archives: Five Flavours reveals first details of this year’s diverse and exciting programme. The world of Asian cinema is growing and expanding rapidly: artists from the smallest regions of the continent are finding their way to international festival audiences, independent filmmakers unite across borders to speak out about the most difficult subjects, the producers of local blockbusters are...

Artwork and first glimpse of Vesoul IFFAC 2018

    Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas proudly presents the 24th edition poster. The painting by friend and artist Fabien Bigotte features elements of our 2018 program: the main topic is WOMEN SPEAK, country in focus will be MONGOLIA with many rare and remastered Mongolian Cinema Classics. The 24th edition will include a retrospective of all fiction features and documentaries of Syrian filmmaker MOHAMMAD MALAS, as well as atribut...

Alysia Reiner, Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp will star in Egg

  Indie film production company OVER. EASY. LLC announced today that Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), and Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect) will star in Egg, an unflinching comedy about why we choose motherhood, why we revere it, fear it, or delegate it, and why some of us choose to forgo it.  David Alan Basche (Equity) and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce) will also star.  Wr...

Polish Days titles announced for New Horizons IFF

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Dorota Kędzierzawska’s Speedway, Borys Lankosz’s Dark, Almost Nighttime and Magnus von Horn’s Sweat among 25 projects in Poland’s most important industry showcase.   The 2017 edition of Polish Days will take place August 8-10 during the 17th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (August 3-13, 2017). This year's event will feature 5 completed films, 9 as part of a presentation of works in progress and 11 projects in development. Full list of select...

Are you eligible for The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship

  With just five weeks until submissions close (24 August), Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia are encouraging all Australian filmmakers to make their submissions for the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship. To be eligible, filmmakers will need to enter the international competition, Lexus Short Films. Lexus Short Films is a global contest that gives four filmmakers the chance to collaborate with Oscar-winning film studio The Weinstein Company o...

Network meeting between the Odessa International Film Festival and the FilmFestival Cottbus in Ukraine

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    The 7th Odessa International Film Festival discusses how film festivals can invigorate civil society dialogue in Eastern Europe during a network meeting that has been jointly organised with the FilmFestival Cottbus. The event is supported by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.   In Eastern Europe, also, the medium of film reflects on social and historical taboo issues, thereby promoting civil society dialogue. However, this can on occasion lead to politi...

Alejandro Jodorowsky's ENDLESS POETRY opens Wider 7/21 & 7/28

    OPENING SELECT MARKETS JULY 21ST & July 28TH OPENED NY/LA THEATRICALLY JULY 14TH *Directors Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival 2016* *Official Selection - Locarno Film Festival 2016* "Most artists reach a point in their careers where their productivity winds down.  At 87, Alejandro Jodorowsky speaks as though he's just getting started" INDIEWIRE "Endless Poetry is the most accessible movie he has ever made, and it may also be the best.  It...

Madrid 2017 Outcaste After Party Hosted by Colin Graham after his screening and Q&A

Teaser Story DASI, a Dalit (‘untouchable’ caste) woman in a Rajasthan desert village, dehydrates one afternoon while making her rounds manual scavenging, emptying dry non-flushing outdoor toilets for upper caste villagers. This leaves AMRITA, her 11-year-old daughter, to finish this work and bring home the sustenance and water they both need to keep surviving. Can Amri...

Madrid International Festival Lineup

Wonderful City to host a festival, films and sightseeing are both top class !  :-) The full list of festivals's line up   #Madrid IFF 2017 Nominations Best Unproduced Scripts | Madrid IFF 2017 By Film Fest Webteam  May 24, 2017 Michelangelo Roberto Lemos Tantalum Mass: The Last Hacker David Garrett Gladiator Wars Z of the World Raymond Harrison Jimmy Narula Vivek Ku...

Madrid International Film Festival Opening night

Filmmakers gather to introduce themselves and their work on our opening night. ...

Madrid Film Festival International in full swing

The Madrid International Film Festival runs until 15th July. Here's a still from a Q&A with our industry pros yesterday evening #madridiff2017 — at Novotel Madrid Center. Film Festival International brings together Filmmakers and Industry Professionals from all over the world to our events. Founded in 2004, we have hosted multiple events over the years and we currently bring you The Madrid International Film Festival, The St Tropez International Film Festival and ...

Amy Landecker will join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the drama A Kid Like Jake

AMY LANDECKER JOINS JIM PARSONS and CLAIRE DANES IN A KID LIKE JAKE That’s Wonderful Productions announced today that Amy Landecker will join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the drama A Kid Like Jake.  Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra and Ann Dowd co-star.  Based on Daniel Pearle’s celebrated Lincoln Center play, A Kid Like Jake was adapted for the big screen by Daniel Pearle and is being directed by Silas Howard, an award-winning feature film, documentary, music...

Introducing - The Jukebox International Film Festival

The Jukebox International Film Festival (JIFF) is presented in conjunction with Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival, a month-long, multi-venue concert series. JIFF is designed to compliment the music festival by presenting films that celebrate music and musicians - www.jukeboxiff.org   JIFF will take place at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall in Carson City, Nevada on August 15-16, 2017. An awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the Festival. All-Access...

44th Telluride Film Festival Announces 2017 Poster Artist Lance Rutter

   44th Telluride Film Festival presented by National Film Preserve LTD., proudly announces artist and graphic designer Lance Rutter as its 2017 poster artist. Telluride Film Festival’s prestigious annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics takes place every Labor Day weekend in the picturesque town of Telluride, Colorado. The 44th edition of TFF will run September 1-4, 2017.   Lance Rutter has spent the last 30+ years of his...

Best of Neufchatel NIFF 2017 - moments on video

  Miike Takashi & Yamazaki Kento © Rebecca Bowring, NIFFF 2017   ...

Line up for The Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival

  The Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie festival Announces the 23rd Annual Festival 2017 Program!!! July 21, 22, 28 & 29/2017 @  Nimby,  8410 Amelia St., Oakland, CA, USA. All shows 9:00 pm.   Friday, July 21, 2017 Hell  No! – Sally Richardson/Dave Krzysik Where Have All The Flowers Gone – Hong Chan* The Heart of a Nation – Doug Birnbaum Impervia – Patrick Devaney Living  Limbo – Paul Aum...

AMNESIA A film by Barbet Schroeder opens this summer

Opening at Cinema Village in New York and VOD on July 21st *Official Selection of the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival* Directed by: Barbet Schroeder (“Barfly,” “Reversal of Fortune”) Starring: Marthe Keller (“Marathon Man,” “Dark Eyes,””Bobby Deerfield”), Max Reimelt (Sense8), and Bruno Ganz (“Wings of Desire”) **Director Barbet Schroeder and Star Marthe Keller Available for Intervie...

Virtual Reality Showcase at Durban FilmMart 2017

An exploration of the possibilities of Virtual Reality (VR) will be one of the highlights of the 8th Durban FilmMart (DFM), Africa’s premier film finance and co-production forum, which takes place at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel from July 14 to 17 during the Durban International Film Festival. Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the most exciting emerging technologies on the digital landscape and there is little doubt that it will ultimately have a massive impact on the ways that we consume ...

CaribbeanTales and Durban FilmMart Join Forces to Support African Women Filmmakers

Nicole Brooks, VP,  CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Manager, CaribbeanTales Incubator   CaribbeanTales and the Durban FilmMart present CineFAM - Africa, an accelerator program for African women filmmakers.     CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) and the Durban FilmMart (DFM) partnered to support the development of original serialized television content created by women from Africa and the African Diaspora.    CineFAM is an initiative of CaribbeanTales t...

Festival international du Film de Montagne d’Autrans Edition 2017

Provoquer la rencontre, prendre plaisir, titiller le débat, solliciter notre questionnement intérieur… Le festival international du film de montagne d’Autrans s’engage cette année encore sur ses objectifs : être à la fois un lieu de découverte de la montagne sous tous ses aspects et s’imposer comme un foyer de discussions et de rencontres ! Rassembler sur 5 jours, autour de films mais pas uniquement, tous ...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival Opens Tonight!

    Revelation Perth International Film Festival tonight kicks off its twentieth anniversary edition at the Luna Cinema in Leederville   The annual screen culture festival opens with a screening of Becoming Bond, a documentary about the life of Australia’s one and only James Bond, George Lazenby.   George himself be attending the opening and after party at Leederville’s The Blue Flamingo.   ...

Erwin Provoost named next CEO of Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

Erwin Provoost is to become the next CEO of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), it was announced today by the organisation's Board. Provoost will succeed Pierre Drouot, who was appointed CEO in 2005. "With his many years of experience in the audiovisual field, Erwin Provoost is the ideal person to succeed Pierre Drouot as VAF's new CEO", says Jeroen Depraetere, Chairman of the VAF Board. "Besides his engaging personality, Erwin also possesses all the qualities...

The 22nd San Francisco Silent Film Festival wrapped

  The Freshman on Opening Night of SFSFF 2017 wilth Berklee Silent Film Orchestra. Photo by Pamela Gentile For four days in June, audiences thrilled to indelible live cinema events at San Francisco’s glorious silent-era movie palace, the Castro Theatre. This year brought many film restorations including three titles SFSFF had a hand in—Silence (1926) with Cinémathèque Française, The Three Musketeers (1921) with MoMA, ...

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