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Franz Schwartz, the former director of Vienna’s Stadtkino, appointed interim artistic director of the Viennale.

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Following the death of our director of many years, Hans Hurch, the Viennale board of trustees has entrusted Franz Schwartz, the former director of Vienna’s Stadtkino, with the interim artistic direction of the Viennale. Franz Schwartz has already started work and will remain in charge until the appointment of a new permanent director at the beginning of next year. “Tragically, the Viennale 2017 is Hans Hurch’s last. Working together, the experienced team of the Viennale and I...

REELING35 Lineup Announced!!

  REELING IS COMING! SEPTEMBER 21-28, 2017                 Be the first to peruse the official festival site  and see what's showing at Reeling this year, watch film trailers, and read all about which of...

Brett Ratner to Close 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival as Keynote

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Brett Ratner, one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers, will close the Academy Awards® qualifying 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival w...

Christopher Lambert special guest at the III International Motivational Film and Sport Festival BRIDGE of ARTS.

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  The festival’s organizing committee announced that French and American actor, Highlander star, Christopher Lambert will become a special guest of the III International Motivational Film and Sport Festival BRIDGE of ARTS. Christopher Lambert is French and American actor and producer. In 1986 he received César Award for his role in Subway by Luc Besson.  Lamberts’ film credits include over 40 movies. Among them are Why Me?, Arlette, psychological and intellectual ...

BRIDGE of ARTS 2017 announced main competition program

III International Motivational Film and Sport Festival BRIDGE of ARTS, which will take place at Rostov-on-Don from 23 till 27 August 2017, announced full-length films competition program. The program consists of films produced only in 2017. Filmmakers out of 11 countries will compete for the main prize. Main competition program includes 10 films produced in 2017, 6 of them will be screened in Russia for the first time. Two Russian films and those produced in France, Slovakia (co-production),...

23-27 August 2017 III International Motivational Film Festival BRIDGE of ARTS will Take Place in Rostov-on-Don.

The festival will include full-length and short film competition program, out-of-competition screenings, business forum of film and media content, sport events and meetings with Russian and foreign cinema and sport celebrities.  All events of BRIDGE of ARTS are aimed at building creative environment that will allow participants to contribute to film industry development, learn about new film content creation and feel the vibes of the Russian southern capital. Both tourists and viewers wi...

Katie Holmes is set to star in the feature film The Secret, directed by Andy

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Katie Holmes (All We Had, upcoming Logan Lucky and The Gift) is set to star in the feature film The Secret, directed by Andy Tennent (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) and based on the best-selling book by Rhonda Byrne, it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson. Robert Cort will produce the film with Hanson. Covert will finance and handle worldwide sales on the feature.   Based on the groundbreaking self-help book, the screenplay is written by Bekah Brunstetter, writer on NB...

The RIDM returns for a 20th edition : First 5 films announced

From November 9 to 19 this year, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will return for a 20th edition. While it prepares to announce its special programs and retrospectives for this anniversary edition, the festival is pleased to reveal 5 hard-hitting documentaries representative of a 2017 selection that will showcase openly political films.   Consisting entirely of interviews, Ouvrir la voix, the first feature by Amandine Guay, and Brexitannia by Timothy George Kelly (...

Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal reviennent pour une 20e édition politique et engagée!

Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), de retour pour une 20e édition du 9 au 19 novembre 2017. En attendant de vous dévoiler les programmes spéciaux et les rétrospectives liées à cette édition anniversaire, le festival est fier de révéler 5 documentaires engagés représentatifs d’une sélection 2017 qui fera la part belle à un cinéma ouvertement politique. &n...

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) returns for a 20th edition!

From November 9 to 19 this year, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will return for a 20th edition. While it prepares to announce its special programs and retrospectives for this anniversary edition, the festival is pleased to reveal 5 hard-hitting documentaries representative of a 2017 selection that will showcase openly political films.   Consisting entirely of interviews, Ouvrir la voix, the first feature by Amandine Guay, and Brexitannia by Timothy George Kelly (A ...

ANIMAZE - Montreal International Animation Film Festival - leMIAFF set to kick off August 17

Montreal film festival partners with Red Cross. Virtual reality to give viewers every stage of the Syrian refugee experience – from the destruction of home-town, dangerous travel with children, violent hostility, police abuse incited by media and right wing politicians in certain western countries. Viewing to generate funds for Syrian refugees                         &...

Jameson CineFest, 8 to 17 September reveals line up

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Hungary's leading film event and biggest international film festival Jameson CineFest, 8 to 17 September, brings the freshest and most outstanding film selection to Hungary again: feature films, shorts, documentaries and animations that are domestic, some of them Central European premieres – for the 14th time.   In the feature competition program we selected films that show all the happenings of the cinematic world of the year. Unconventional pieces like Bruno Dumont’s Jea...

On 55th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, new film to reveal unheard recordings about what really happened

Production launches this week on a new film, American Icon: Marilyn Monroe, as fan clubs and devotees from around the world converge on Los Angeles to mark the 55th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death on August 5.    Delving into the complexities of Monroe's life, the film will feature previously unheard interviews which were embargoed until after the passing of some interview subjects; finally disprove the major conspiracy theories; and become the catalyst for a movement t...

Elizabeth Sheldon has launched a new film distribution and sales company, Juno Films

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  Licinio Azevedo’s Train of Salt and Sugar and Cahier Africain Are Lead Acquisitions   Elizabeth Sheldon has launched a new film distribution and sales company, Juno Films, to partner with agents, producers and filmmakers to execute bespoke investment, sponsorship and distribution strategies in North America. Sheldon brings two decades of experience in film distribution and international sales, with a specialty in distribution to the educational and non-profit market, to he...

The Tartu Love Film Festival announces its full lineup

  The 12th Tartu Love Film Festival, aka TARTUFF, the biggest open air film festival in the Baltics has announced its full lineup. This year's programme is made up of 13 features and 5 documentaries. The feature programme includes Keep the Change directed by Rachel Israel, which won several awards at Karlovy Vary and Tribeca this year; another Tribeca award winner The Divine Order by director Petra Biondina Volpe; the winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Actress...

ВRIDGE of ARTS will sign an agreement with European Children's Film Association ECFA. Business program of the forum

    International Motivational Film and Sport Festival BRIDGE of ARTS has announced the program of its business forum which would take place on August 24-25, 2017. The forum’s focus is «Cinema economics: new markets». The forum’s target goal is bringing investment into the industry in general, and into children’s and family films production sector in particular. The forum discussions will result in signing the agreement with European Children’s Fil...

Beth Barrett Named Seattle Fest Artistic Director

Beth Barrett, former Director of Programming, has been named SIFF’s new Artistic Director. With her advancement, Barrett becomes SIFF’s first female Artistic Director, one of only a select few women in the United States holding this position for a major film festival. Barrett assumed the mantle of Interim Artistic Director last October, leading the organization though a very successful 43rd Seattle International Film Festival.    Barrett began her career at SIFF i...

GoodBye Sam Sheppard RIP

Known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director whose body of work spanned over half a century. He was the author of forty-four plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Righ...

Vanessa Paradis and Jeanne Moreau duo in Cannes

Sad news of the loss of Singer Actress Jeanne Moreau who passed away aged 89 at her home in Paris 17th area.   Happy to share this unforgettable magic moment in Cannes where Jeanne Moreau sang a duo with Dame Moreau "Le Tourbillon de la vie", title song from Jules et Jim de by  François Truffaut. ...

Video Junkee 2017 Festival Awards

  The inaugural Video Junkee 2017 Festival took place over the weekend (July 28 – 29) and saw hundreds of video hungry content creators and lovers flock to an array of events, talks and screenings across Sydney. Ahead of Yael Stone’s keynote address on the Friday evening, the inaugural Video Junkee Awards were held at Sydney’s Carriageworks. Awarded by the 2017 Creative Committee and presented by the duo Kristina Ross and Vanessa Buckley (from the J...

In Mexico GIFF wraps 20th edition

Leopoldo Soto, filmfestivals.com correspondent   Guanajuato Film Festival founded and directed by Sarah Hoch, - started as a festival dedicated to shorts - used to be one of the emerging festivals in Mexico; Then in America; And twenty years later, with International presence; Collapses due to an inappropriate censorship of the most respected press not only in Mexico, but abroad.    Excluding is a form of censorship. To Columba Vértiz, of the influential  Proceso M...

22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is scheduled to be held from December 8th to 15th, 2017

We are happy to inform you that the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is scheduled to be held from December 8th to 15th, 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The Festival is organised by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of Cultural Affairs Department, Govt. of Kerala.  The festival has a Competition Section for films from Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as an Official World C...

Video Junkee 2017, a new festival for creators and lovers of video, kicks off this week (July 28 – 29)

Video Junkee 2017, a new festival for creators and lovers of video, kicks off this week (July 28 – 29) with a full program of events, talks and screenings taking over Sydney’s Carriageworks, Dendy Newtown and Golden Age Cinema. The Festival has a range of exclusive screening events to excite lovers of video. Don’t miss a screening of This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, which portrays the intimate journey of Gigi Lazzarato, a fearless young woman who began life as Gregory, po...

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...

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