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FESTIVAL DAILIES

Montreal International Animation Film Festival  - August 17 - 20, 2017 

 
Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers and professionals from over 65 countries will converge on Montreal from August 17-20. Filmfestivals.com has partnered with Animaze to offer our audience discount on the industry passes.  http://animazefestival.com
 
 

MIAFF Awards 2017

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Best International Short Film  Ex aequo award to Meeting MacGuffin by Catya Plate (US) and Drifting Away by Cyprien Clement Delmas (Spain) Best Canadian Short Film  Cigare by Tom Tassel (Canada) Best Short Film: Student Film Contest  Nana by Alexandra Kellner (Canada) With a special mention to In a Heartbeat by Beth Davis and Esteban Bravo (US) Best Feature Film  Abina and the important men by Soumy...
 
 

From Holly Shorts to MIAFF - Meeting McGuffin creator Catya Plate video interview

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Stop motion "arts and crafts" animator Catya Plate talks to MIAFF festival director Laurie Gordon about her win and special mention of her animated trilogy Meeting McGuffin. Just coming to MIAFF 2017 from Holly shorts in Los Angeles Catya talks about her win  and travels on the exciting festival circuit, and plans upcoming for her animated  trilogy. Interview with Catya Plate against the beautiful city skyline of Montreal at the steps of Moyse Hall, the ...
 

Slave vs owner - Abina and the Important Men - video interview Soumyaa Behrens

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Elated Soumyaa Behrens with her family-  winner of Best Feature MIAFF 2017   Soumyaa Behrens is an educator at the prestigeous San Francisco Documentary Film Institute. Also an actress and filmmaker Behrens is the recipient of the Best Feature MIAFF 2017. Here is her interview with MIAFF director about channeling the spirit of Abina a slave who fought a legal case as a slave against her "owner". The case was dug up more than 100 years later in library archives....
 
 

MIAFF 2017 DAY 4

 
Women in Animation: Panel & Screening | VR | Closing Ceremony ...
 

MIAFF 2017 DAY 3

 
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Pitch session | VR | Bendy & the Ink Machine ...
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VENICE FILM FESTIVAL & VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE - August 30 - September 9, 2017   

The second edition of the Venice Production Bridge focuses on the presentation and exchange of original projects

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The Venice Production Bridge comprises the Venice Gap Financing Market, the workshop Final Cut in Venice, the Book Adaptation Rights Market, the European Film Forum, Networking Sessions and Panels, as well as an Exhibition Area, and much more. The Venice Production Bridge will be held during the 74th Venice International Film Festival, from August 31st to September 5th on the third floor of the Excelsior Hotel of the Lido di Venezia. The second edition of the Venice Production Bridge focuses in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their development and production.  
The Venice Production Bridge  also focuses on one of the major new trends in contemporary production, which is the co-existence of a diversity of platforms fostered by the digital revolution: television series, web-series and, above all, the new frontier represented by VR/Virtual Reality, which are currently attracting major investment and the most advanced technological research. The Venice Production Bridge intends to attract industry professionals active in these fields.
 
 

Venice Gap-Financing Market last chance for meetings one on one

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The Venice Production Bridge is just a week away,  with 47 projects selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market.   The meetings will take place on September 1, 2 and 3 from 9:30 until 18:00 in the Venice Production Bridge areas at the Excelsior Hotel on the Lido di Venezia, within a short distance from Palazzo del Cinema, the main festival hub. 
 
The previous work of the directors is available on Festival Scope now.  
 
 

Watch Previous works by filmmakers with projects in Venice Gap-Financing Market (31 August - 5 September)

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Venice Film Market offers Venice attendees an access to watch the previous works by filmmakers who present a project at Venice Gap-Financing Market (31 August - 5 September). Please use the following link to log-in https://pro.festivalscope.com/users/connect/bdde205abb8fc8dc21e5e3ccc0b04c4ede854d62 and visit the Venice Gap-Financing Market page.      ...
 
 

"The Cousin" has it's World Premiere at Venice Film Festival Orizzonti Competition

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World Premiere - Venice Film Festival - Orizzonti Competition. Nominated for 3 Israeli Academy Awards.     THE COUSIN   World Premiere at Venice Film Festival Orizzonti Competition    Press & In...
 

Calendar of events, presentations and talks

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Calendar of events, presentations and talks THURSDAY AUGUST 31ST Lido di Venezia, Hotel Excelsior. Beginning date of the VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE, which will continue until the 5th of September. Lazzaretto Vecchio Island, VR Theater. Beginning date of the VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY, which will continue untile the 5th September. The International Jury of Venice Virtual Reality will award, with no ex aequo awards permitted, the following prizes to the 22 projects in competition: Best VR, Best VR Ex...
 

How To VR at at Lazzaretto Vecchio Island (VR Theater)

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  (August 31 – September 5; press preview August 29 -30)   Lazzaretto Vecchio island, where the VR Theater of the 74th Venice Film Festival will be set up, is located just a short distance from the lagoon side of the Lido, in front of Riva di Corinto and across from the Hotel Excelsior.   The VR Theater will host the Venice Virtual Reality competition, the first competition of its kind for films made using Virtual Reality (VR) technology; other VR projects from Biennal...
 

Services and special offers for the public, young people and accredited visitors

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  Lido in Mostra  La Biennale has once again activated the Lido in Mostra project, thanks to the long established relationship with local businesses. This will provide special offers designed specifically for industry professionals and for the public. Services and facilities -          ACTV, the Venetian public transportation company, will guarantee daily transport service to and from the Venice Film Festival, extending and increasing l...
 

1400 online tickets for the films from Orizzonti section and the Biennale College

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Web Theatre for the films of the Orizzonti section and the Biennale College - Cinema at the Venice International Film Festival   Following the successful experience of the past five years, the Web Theatre returns to the 74th Venice Film Festival for the films of the Orizzonti section and the Biennale College - Cinema, with a maximum capacity of 1,400 seats for each screening. The films will be streamed simultaneously with the official presentations of the films on the Lido.   This ...
 
 

Filmfestivals.com along with Variety, Ciak and Venezia News to deliver Dailies from Venice

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Filmfestivals.com partner media of Venice Production Bridge Established in 1995 as the premier online trade publication for the festival circuit filmfestivals.com will produce dailies and news from the Festival and Venice Production Bridge  Coverage will be published http://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/mostra_internazionale_d_arte_cinematografica_venice and promoted in the newsletter to 125 000 subscribers of one of the most important pro database in the industry. &...
 

Pre-inaugural Evening (Tuesday, August 29th, 2017) of the 74th Venice International Film Festival

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  In the Sala Darsena at the Lido: the legendary silent film Rosita (1923) by Ernst Lubitsch, in a vivid new restoration by MoMA, with the support of The Film Foundation, and presented as a world premiere Live musical accompaniment by the Mitteleuropa Orchestra directed by Gillian Anderson from her arrangement of the original score   Rosita (1923, 82’), famed as the single collaboration between two of the giants of the silent screen, the director Ernst Lubitsch and the star...
 

The Festival by Countries

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  Film Productions and Coproductions in the Official Selection     ARGENTINA Lucrecia MARTEL, Zama (Out of Competition) Pablo GIORGELLI, Invisible (Orizzonti) Manuel ABRAMOVICH, Años luz (Venice Classics - Documentaries)   AUSTRALIA Warwick THORNTON, Sweet Country (Venezia 74) Jason RAFTOPOULOS, West of Sunshine (Orizzonti) Michael LEONARD, Jamie HELMER, The Knife Salesman (Orizzonti – Short Films) Alena LODKINA, Strange Colours (Biennale College &nd...
 

Maestri and debutants attending #Venezia74

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Maestri and debutants Are attending the Official Selection:   ·         4 Golden Lion-winning directors (Tsai Ming-liang for Vive l'amour, 1994; Gianni Amelio for Così ridevano, 1998; Darren Aronofsky for The Wrestler, 2008; Samuel Maoz for Lebanon, 2009) ·         2 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement-winning directors (William Friedkin, Frederick Wiseman) 6 Academy Award-w...
 

Venice International Film Festival N°74 ... sharing other Facts and Numbers

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71 new feature films in the Official Selection divided as follows: ·        21 in Venezia 74 (Competition) ·        20 in Out of Competition (8 of which are documentaries and 2 medium-length films) ·        19 in Orizzonti ·        5 in Cinema nel giardino ·        3 in Biennale Coll...
 

80 years of Cinecittà “Pillole” from the Istituto Luce archive

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  (edited by Nathalie Giacobino – film editing by Patrizia Penzo)   In 2017, Cinecittà - its legendary Studios, “the dream factory,” the ideal home for Federico Fellini and Italy’s collective imaginary - turned 80. This is an important birthday and the Istituto Luce Cinecittà absolutely had to celebrate it. In Venice, too, where, for several years now, the Pillole d’Archivio (“Archive Capsules) have been sparking the curiosity, the ...
 

New developments in 2017!

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Paolo Baratta: President of the Biennale di Venezia  
 
"The Red Cube and the White Piazza The “Citadel of Cinema” at the Lido is completing its rebirth. The program which was launched after the annus horribilis in 2010, when the fragility and criticality which had accumulated over time reached a highpoint, is progressing in a systematic fashion. The Red Cube sets the seal on this rebirth. And as such, it is a complement to the surrounding buildings, rem..." READ THE FULL INTERVIEW
 
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Plenty of Film Guests at MIFF 2017

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  Every year MIFF welcomes a wide variety of guests – local and international – to participate in the festival. From introducing their films and taking part in post-screening Q&As with you, the audience, to sitting on MIFF Talks panels or taking over our social media, our guests are a vital part of what makes the MIFF experience unique. In 2017, MIFF is hosting guests at the following screenings and VR events, and their associated Talks: Across | directo...
 
 

Wrapping MIFF by Bernard Bories

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This is the end ! Leaving tonight Melbourne and its great Festival (MIFF). So lucky to have seen such a great number of fabulous films, persons and artits. In these last days, I keep in mind the pleasure to discover the fabulous and so funny and dynamic film from Nadia Tass "The Big Steal" with the beautiful Claudia Carvan and the talented Ben Mendelshon, but also the amazing, luminous and magic "The Butterfly Tree" with the gorgeous Melissa George, the so funny and del...
 

MIFF 2017 Audience Award Winners

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During the festival, MIFF audiences vote for their favourite feature films and documentaries to win the MIFF Audience Awards, presented by Wander Victoria.  See all the winners below going back to 2009.   MIFF 2017 Top 10 Feature Films 1. Call Me by Your Name 2. Ali's Wedding 3. The Party 4. Top of the Lake: China Girl 5. Brigsby Bear 6. Ethel & Earnest ...
 

About MIFF

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The story of film in Melbourne could not be written without MIFF. MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation that has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. Presenting a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides tr...

 

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RIP Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. Lewis was also known for his charity f...
 

Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 reveals guest-list,

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The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented. It is a year when fan favourites are reunited and the new wave of genre talent is firmly embraced within the FrightFest fold.   It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif raised the Empire roof with CURSE OF CHUCKY and this year they are joined by the irrepressible Jennifer Tilly for the opening World Premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY.  Also attending five year...
 
 

Nicole Garcia will head Dinard Jury 2017

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Other jury members include:     Valérie DonzelliRéalisatrice/Actrice/Scénariste - Française         Philippe BESSONEcrivain/Scénariste - Français ...
 
 

Ariel Wengroff from BROADLY (VICE Women's Channel) Today at 1.30pm ET on Facebook /Instagram live!

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Chelsea Film Festival October 19-22, 2017 www.chelseafilm.org             ...
 

Billy Flynn's fans go wild

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SmartFone Flick Fest Announce 2017 Award Winners.

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SYDNEY FILMMAKER WINS BIG AT SF3 GALA AWARDS!   The judges have deliberated and the people have spoken, naming the SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3) award winners for 2017, following last night’s Gala screening at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington. Local and international filmmakers were celebrated and awarded over $10,000 worth of prizes for their ingenious directing and filmmaking, whilst using only handheld devices and artistic licences, delivering sh...
 
 

The Unwilling Wins Best Feature Horror at the 2017 Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival!

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    WINNING FEATURE FILMS Forry Ackerman Imagi-Movie Award TELEIOS Directed by Ian Truitner Best Feature – Sci-Fi CRONUS Directed by Derek Presley Best Feature – Horror THE UNWILLING Directed by Jonathan Heap Best Feature – Horror/Comedy THE NIGHT WATCHMEN Directed by Mitchell Altieri SCREENPLAYS Forry Ackerman Ima...
 
 

Top 21 New Media Films and Content for New Media Film Festival 2017

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  There were new learning experiences for everyone at the 8th New Media Film Festival which has always been on the cutting edge of film making and this year did not disappoint. Susan Johnston, Founder/Director, New Media Film Festival always makes sure that Film Fest impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge methods of storytelling – from web series, 3D, 360, AR, AI, 5D to VR. There were Eighty-seven (87) new media films and c...
 

Leonardo DiCaprio Socially Responsible Conservationist Award

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  New Media Film Festival was proud and honored to present Leonardo DiCaprio with the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award for his Conservation dedication and efforts via Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation - Dedicated to protecting Earth’s last wild places and implementing solutions that create a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world. This recognition stems from Leonardo DiCaprio's opening scenes in Worst Shark Attack Ever whi...
 

Writers who will be in competition this season at Action On Film 2017

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      At the Action On Film International Film Festivals and the new Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival and Writers Celebration we know that every story, every film, every blockbuster begins on the page.  Every season, we honor so many great works and great writers that it can be a little overwhelming.  The judging alone requires so much work that even one point, one mistake, one misspelled word can mean t...
 
 

2017 Nominations announced – are you in the running for a Rose d’Or?

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  September 19, 2017 : Axica, Berlin   ...
 
 

Action On Film 2017 Award Nominations

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The AOF Official Film and Video Nominations for 2017 1 Best Editing Feature 1. What Waits In The Red - David Ince 2. Surprise Me! - Nancy Goodman 3. American Satan - Ash Avildsen 4. Tinker - Tom Bhramayana 5. The Mason Brothers-Keith Sutliff 6. Immortal Fist- Lon Beyer Best Editing - Short 1. Spy vs Spy - Jesse Orrall 2. Xing - Rosa Costanza 3. Trouble Man - Jackson Young 4. Separated - Danny Thykaer 5. Grocery Store Action Movie Matthew Campbell 6. Don’t Be Afraid of The Light Ja...
 

4th HollyShorts Screenplay Contest announces its list of finalists

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HOLLYSHORTS SCREENPLAY FINALISTS ANNOUNCED       The 4th annual HollyShorts Screenplay Contest is proud to announce its list of finalists. The top 3 screenplays will be announced/awarded at...
 

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film FestivalAudioscape and Special Jury Results Round Out Full List of 2017 Finalists!

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Special thanks to Dolby for judging the Audioscape category, and to our preliminary judges for nominating films considered for Special Jury.   See the Finalists   ...
 

15 short films compete for Iris Prize Best British Award including an animation about a gay man who lives with a real bear!

 
    ·       Pinewood Studios Group continue to offer the £20,000 award for Best British LGBT short film   ·       Trans stories make up almost a third of the competing films presented by some of Britain’s brightest film makers Organisers of the Iris Prize have today (09/08/2017) announced details of the 15 short films competing for the Best British Award at the 2017 Iris Prize Festival. The ...

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 New Media Film Festival

June 12 -14, 2018

September 3, 2017 Early Deadline

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" - Movie Maker Magazine

"Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post 

New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.
Each entry is considered for Screening in a state of the art theatre, The Landmark, owned by Mark Cuban and/or Competition and/or Distribution $45,000.00 in Awards will be given out. Each programmed content is in consideration for a Best of Category, Audience & Grand Prize Award.

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16th GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL  

March 22 -25 , 2018
 

2018 Call for Entries July 1- December 1, 2017! 

 
The Garden State Film Festival is scheduled for March 22-25, 2018 in Asbury Park, NJ. Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions open July 1, 2017.   Make sure all of the INFORMATION you are submitting into the submission system  is CORRECT because  THAT information GOES RIGHT INTO OUR SYSTEM. 


 

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The 8th Taiwan International Children's Film Festival (TICFF)

March 29, 2018 to April 05, 2018
 
August 15 Early Bird Deadline

 

Held once every two years, the festival brings young children and adults too, to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place March 29, 2018 to April 05, 2018. PTS, the organizers of this event, are now signing up entries for this tremendous series of showings, attracting some of the finest film makers from around the world with the lure of USD 25,000 in prize money.  
 

A biennial film festival, TICFF brings young children and adults to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place in April 2018 for its eighth edition.

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Buffalo Dreams November 3 - 12 2017 Horror Fantasy Calling

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July 1, 2017 Regular Deadline I August 28, 2017 Late Deadline I September 7, 2017 Extended Deadline

The dates of the festival are Friday, November 3rd, 2017 – Sunday, November 12th. The first week will be held at the Dipson Theaters Eastern Hills Cinema, located in the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville, New York, outside Buffalo. The final three days will be held at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe, located in the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, New York, also outside Buffalo.

Buffalo Dreams is a filmmaker friendly event which celebrates the best independent films from around the world in the following categories: Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction and Thriller. The festival separates content into three divisions: North American (U.S. and Canada), International, and Western New York. The Young Student Filmmaker Award is limited to Western New Yorkers and aims to introduce students under age 17 to the film festival experience. In addition, the Original Screenplay competition is always judged by a professional writer, and the five finalists receive notes from the judge. This year, the competition will be judged by acclaimed horror and humor author Jeff Strand.

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Planet In Focus: PiF Industry Conference - Programming Announced!

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Applications Now Open: GREEN PITCH COMPETITION &a...
 
 

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ANIMATION CALLING

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Weinstein Company distributes Montreal Animation Feature - MIAFF submission now OPEN!

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Animation news out of Montreal  Montreal International Animation Film Festival MIAFF 2018 submissions now open.   The Weinstein Company Takes a ‘Leap’ into Animation with New Mizchief Label  First two animated features to be distributed under the new label will be L’Atelier Animation’s ‘Leap!’ and Light Chaser Animation’s ‘The Guardian Brothers.’ B...
 

Free Submission! Anima Brussels Animation Film Festival deadline October 18!

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Anima is calling for your films!    For its next edition (9-18 Feb. 2018), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival nominates a selection of films from its European prize-winners for the Cartoon d'Or and is also qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.   The Festival considers all films i...
 

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HORROR CALLING

FEARnyc New York's premier horror film festival October 27 – 29, 2017 - Horror Calling

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September 1, 2017 Final Deadline

FEARnyc is New York's City's biggest horror film festival. Sponsored by Bloody Disgusting and Dread Central, FEARnyc features screenings of dozens of new horror films in the days leading up to Halloween. The 2017 festival will take place October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Sonnet Theater in Times Square, NYC. Click here to submit a film.

 

 

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DOC FESTS CALLING

15 Films in EFA Documentary Selection 2017

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It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards.  Ten documentary festivals have recommended to the committee one film each which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition. Chosen in co-operation with the European Documentary Network EDN, these festivals are: • ...

Doc Circuit Montréal launches the URBANIA Mobile Pitch

Doc Circuit Montréal lance le Pitch mobile URBANIA

EFP and Metrograph spotlight outstanding European documentaries with a showcase in New York City

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 20th UNAFF, which runs from October 19 to 29, 2017 in Palo Alto

Docaviv 2017: Film Festival Announces Israeli Competition Selection

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

Big Sky Doc Fest 2017 Highlights

DOK.fest Munchen opening film announced

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Asian Film Market 2017 Reveals 18 Official Selections of Book To Film and E-IP Pitching!

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The Asian Film Market 2017 finalized 18 official selections for the ‘Entertainment Intellectual Property Markets’ (E-IP Market) major events: 9 projects for ‘Book To Film’ and 9 projects for 'E-IP Pitching'. The E-IP Market is for contracting intellectual property rights suitable for all kinds of original IP rights. Rights dealt with in the E-IP Market include the E-IP rights of traditional contents (films, books, and performances) as well as the E-IP right...
 
 

Whitney: Can I Be Me’ by Nick Broomfield will make its television debut on Sunday 3rd September on BBC 2 at 9pm

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Directed by renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield, the documentary goes in search of the forces that made and then destroyed Whitney Houston, who has been widely regarded as having one of the greatest voices of the last 50 years. Aside from Whitney: Can I Be Me, Marc Hoeferlin has co-written, produced, directed and edited many of Nick Broomfield’s most successful films. The duo worked closely together on titles such as ‘Sarah Palin: You Betcha’ (2011), Sex My British Job, as well...
 
 
        A film about tough streets and tender ties - the World Premiere of “Familiye” will open the Festival on September 13, 2017   After serving a 5-year prison sentence, Danyal is free at last to rejoin life on the outside and resume his role as head of the family. Since the death of his parents, he’s assumed responsibility for his two younger brothers and kept the boys together. But in the rough hood of Berlin-Spandau-Neustadt,...
 
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 The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Martin McDonagh’s THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. The film will receive its UK premiere on Sunday 15 October at the Odeon Leicester Square and acclaimed screenwriter, director and playwright McDonagh is expected to attend along w...
 
 

Doc Circuit Montréal launches the URBANIA Mobile Pitch

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Doc Circuit Montréal launches the URBANIA Mobile Pitch,  names this year's Quebec decision makers and announces pass sales     Doc Circuit Montréal (DCM) is pleased to launch the URBANIA Mobile Pitch today. The competition is an opportunity for Quebec’s filmmakers to have their multimedia short documentaries released through the URBANIA mobile platform. DCM is also taking this opportunity to announce the influential Quebec’s decision makers who ...
 
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  Few actors are as recognizable in American movies as Harry Dean Stanton. The singularly mild-mannered face of the New Hollywood, his repertoire expands to dozens of appearances in beloved studio, cult and independent movies, with only a handful of starring roles to his name. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Stanton’s inimitable, gently hangdog persona revealed a capacity for harebrained agitation and profound melancholy that prove equally disarming, all while never les...
 

CARAVAN by Sebastian Schipper Starts Shooting

 
  Shooting commenced 23 August 2017, on Sebastian Schipper’s kinetic journey across a changing Europe. Written by Schipper and Oliver Ziegenbalg (Friendship), CARAVAN is award-winning director Schipper’s English language debut, and his fifth feature as a director. It is a fitting follow-up to his visceral and immersive Berlinale Silver Bear winner Victoria, a study of the youthful desire for connection combined with an impulsive and exhilarating twist on the heist movie. In CAR...
 

Protagonist Pictures' ‘Vita & Virginia’ Completes Casting Ahead Of September Shoot - Multiple Sales Completed on Title

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Gemma Arterton     ‘VITA & VIRGINIA’ COMPLETES CASTING AHEAD OF SEPTEMBER SHOOT   Isabella Rossellini and Elizabeth Debicki Join Gemma Arterton   PROTAGONIST PICTURES CLOSES UK DEAL WITH THUNDERBIRD RELEASING    Elizabeth Debicki (“The Night Manager”, The Great Gatsby, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Joy) have joined Gemma Arterton (The Girl With All The Gifts, Their Finest...
 

Company name changed from Iran ArtHouse Film TO ArtHouse Cinematheque, in internatioanl level.

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To expand their work at international level, ArtHouse Film launched  ArtHouse Cinematheque in Canada which complements “Iran ArtHouse Film activities. There has been no change in the over-all organizational structure and they will continue as sales agent for Iranian and international ArtHouse feature, documentary and short movies which have built their strong brand in the industry.  http://www.arthousecinematheque.com/ contact:  iranart...
 
 
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    The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 51 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2017! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the mo...
 
 

Under The Milky Way to release music biopics DALIDA and DJANGO in theatres in the US

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Under The Milky Way has acquired US domestic theatrical rights to Award-winning music biopics DALIDA and DJANGO, it was announced by company co-founder Alexis Derendinger. UNDER THE MILKY WAY are prepping DALIDA and DJANGO for theatrical releases commencing in Fall 2017 and Early 2018 respectively. Accomplished filmmaker Lisa Azuelos’ much-anticipated DALIDA biopic goes backstage with the enchanting Egyptian-born Italian singer who became France’s reigning pop star from the 1950s t...
 
 

Original DOA

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"Dead On Arrival" Video excerpts from Q&A at Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017

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Great reception from the audience in the theatre! and an homage to original DOA 1950 from which the film is inspired. ...
 

Hollyshorts lineup

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HollyShorts unveils it's star studded opening lineup. The 13th annual Academy Awards® Qualifying Festiv...

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DEAD ON ARRIVAL D.O.A. by Stephen Sepher - Thriller  - USA  - June  2017 -  96 minutes

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Emmy nominated Billy Flynn stars in an ensemble cast as Sam Collins, a pharmaceutical sales rep who visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. He finds himself in a dark world of sex, corruption and murder as he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, with less than 24 hours to live, Sam turns to a local girl Jesse. Their path leads to a voodoo priestess who only confirms Sam's doomed fate. On the run, caught in a deadly vertigo with no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the Mob and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

Inspired by the 1950 classic noir thriller D.O.A. 

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THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty 

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Winner in Houston WorldFest and Fantasporto

The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
 
Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Winner best actor at Fantasporto 2017 
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OFFENSIVE, Jon Ford's thriller.Winner in Houston Worldfest

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"They were forced beyond breaking point; they have no regrets, does that make them bad people? The first part of this film will enrage you ! The second part will sate you !". Bruno Chatelin - Filmfestivals.com


A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier. This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.

An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?

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The Unwilling by Oscar nominee Jonathan Heap

 

Evil is inside

6 family members gather for the reading of a will. It comes with a mysterious box. Who will leave alive?

Starring David Lipper, Dina Meyer, Levy Tran, Austin Highsmith, Jake Thomas, Robert Rusler, Bree Williamson and  Lance Henrickson.  

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Angel's Salvation by Hassan AKHONDPOOR - Feature film Iran

Iran 2017 90 minutes 

Angel's (Fereshteh’s) father has gone bankrupt during Iran’s nuclear sanctions years and troubled economy. The family had to sell their home and are now living in a small, ran down house. The creditors pressure Fereshteh for their money and hurt her feminine family. Farzaneh, Fereshteh’s sister, was going to marry but her wedding was cancelled because of their situation. Fereshteh’s mother sells all home appliances and now there is only one creditor left who wants Fereshteh instead of his money. Fereshteh is in a dilemma of giving in to a married man, which will lead to her father’s release, or fighting the problems of lacking money and lacking her father.

A film by Hassan AKHONDPOOR, produced by Ebrahim ASGHARIstarring Elahe SHAHPARAST, Roshanak SE GHALEGI, Neda KOHI, 

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Revolution by Rob Stewart  
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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Totality at FestForums - No Eclipse Glasses Needed

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  Filmfestivals.com has been a partner since the origin of Fest Forums. We highly recommend the fun and networking opportunities to grow your festival business and expertise. BE THERE this november! Click Here For Your Discounted Passes : use code bruno2017 and save 20% on passes Speakers Spotlight ...
 

The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival is opening TONIGHT in Sydney with Godard and Pierrot le Fou

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The wait is finally OVER! The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival is opening TONIGHT in Sydney!  Join us for the screening of PIERROT LE FOU with a glass of sparkling wine at Palace Cinemas or enjoy the restored version of WEEKEND AT DUNKIRK at Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace   Thursday 24 August Opening Night Palace Norton Street   6:30pm for 7:00pm  ...
 

12th annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival returns this september

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  DIVERSE, DISTINCT, AND DARING:   SYDNEY LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAM! From the wonderful and inspiring to the thought-provoking, say hola to the 12th annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) this September (07-11). Returning to Dendy Opera Quays, the Festival will screen a specially curated program of captivating contemporary Latin American cinema: eight feature films, two documentaries, and seven short...
 

CineLatino Film Festival Is Back in Denver

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CineLatino is a 4-day, cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. With 13 titles, the festival features a healthy mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles. The Festival will take place during Hispanic Heritage month, on September 21-24, 2017 at the Denver Film Society’s Sie FilmCenter.       ...
 

Final Update: Latest News about SoundTrack_Cologne

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Halfdan E (Popular Music, Borgen) joins the line-up of the Theme Day Music in TV series. He started his career in music as a bass player in a wealth of different Danish bands in the early 1980s. Since then he composed the scores for more than 60 TV series and films, including the Swedish comedy film Popular Music, the TV series Borgen, Apple Tree Yard, Badehotellet and the films A Somewhat Gentle Man, The Inheritance and The Bouncer. Halfdan is Chairman of the Danish Federation of Film and Med...
 
 
 

Nelvana and Toon Boom team up with OIAF for Pitch THIS! Competition

 
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for anyone with a great idea for an animated TV series. Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, Canada’s premiere animation company and long-time OIAF partner, is offering a development deal, in addition to Toon Boom animation software, to the winner of Pitch THIS! at the event’s industry stream TAC (The Animation Conference), Septembe...
 

Tofifes Panamá opens for film submissions to films for children and teenagers

 
Tormenta Creativa, S.A. is pleased to officially invite producers, directors, individuals, legal entities and other people interested in national and international audiovisual productions for children and teenagers to submit their audiovisual works (Short / Feature Films) in order to participate in the I Torrecinos Film Festival (Tofifes) whose International Screening will take place from November 20th to 25th 2017.     ​ Tofifes aims to organize spaces where Panamanian children...

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Major Buzz Factory : Expérience de Bruno Chatelin du marketing Digital pour les films

Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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Le Festival de Dinard dévoile aujourd’hui son Jury, les films en compétition, et les avant-premières françaises.

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FESTIVAL DU FILM BRITANNIQUE DE DINARD 28e EDITION  27 SEPTEMBRE — 1er OCTOBRE 2017   ANNONCE DU JURY ET DE LA PROGRAMMATION    ...
 

Dinard rendra hommage à Jim BROADBENT, Phil DAVIS et Christopher SMITH

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LES HOMMAGES     Jim BROADBENT,  Acteur Red Road (2006), de Andrea Arnold (suivi d’une rencontre avec l’artiste) A Sense of History – court – (1992), de Mike Leigh Moulin Rouge ! (2001), de Baz Lurhmann Hot Fuzz (2007), de Edgar Wright Another Year (2010), de Mike Leigh The Iron Lady (2011), de ...
 

Les Avant Premières françaises de Dinard 2017

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  LES AVANT-PREMIERES   BANDE-ANNONCE   Butterfly Kisses, de Rafael Kapelinski : 89‘ Avec Rosie Day, Elliot Cowan, Charlotte Beaumont, Thomas Turgoose … (Vendeur Int. M-Appeal)     BANDE-ANNONCE   The Bookshop, de Isabel Coixet : Avec Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson &helli...
 

Les films en compétition à Dinard 2017

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  LA COMPETITION   Longs-métrages       Pili, de Leanne Welham : 83′ Avec Bello Rashid, Nkwabi Elias Ng’angasamala, Sesilia Florian Kilimila … (Vendeur The Works) Bande-annonce SYNOPSIS Pili est ouvrière agricole dans...
 

Le jury de Dinard 2017 sera présidé par Nicole Garcia

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  Nicole Garcia Présidente du jury 2017 Figure majeure du cinéma français, sélectionnée à Venise comme à Cannes, l’actrice, réalisatrice et scénariste française Nicole Garcia présidera la 28e édition du Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard, du 27 septembre au 1er octobre ...

Doc Circuit Montréal lance le Pitch mobile URBANIA

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Doc Circuit Montréal lance le Pitch mobile URBANIA et annonce les décideurs québécois ainsi que la vente des accréditations     Montréal, le mercredi 23 août 2017 – Doc Circuit Montréal (DCM) lance aujourd’hui le Pitch mobile URBANIA, une opportunité pour les cinéastes québécois de voir paraître leurs courts métrages multimédias sur la plateforme mobile URBANIA. ...
 

Rendez-vous avec CINEMED du 20 au 28 octobre à Montpellier

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Le Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier est orchestré autour des talents de la Méditerranée, qu’ils appartiennent au patrimoine ou aux émergences foisonnantes, bouillonnantes d’un territoire qui par définition, tire un trait d’union : la Méditerranée est la mer du milieu, située entre l’Europe, l’Afrique et l’Asie. De cette situation géopolitique na&icir...
 

Saint-Tropez et le cinéma : 19e Edition du Festival des Antipodes

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C’est à Saint-Tropez que vous pourrez vous immerger dans le meilleur du cinéma du bout du monde, et cela sans bouger du cœur du village et de sa mythique place des Lices ! Sont déjà prévus l’intrigant, élégant et surprenant thriller de Sotiris Dounoukos « Joe Cinque’s Consolation », une des rares incursions du cinéma australien du côté de la Capitale australienne, Canbe...
 

LE PROBLÈME D’INFILTRATION du cinéaste québécois Robert Morin lancera la 9e édition du Festival Les Percéides

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C’est en présence du talentueux réalisateur et scénariste québécois Philippe Falardeau, qui agira à titre de porte-parole et d’invité d’honneur, que le Festival international de cinéma et d’art de Percé - Les Percéides en Gaspésie lancera officiellement le 23 août prochain sa neuvième édition en projetant en grande première gaspésienne le long m&eacut...
 

8ème Festival International du Film de la Roche-sur-Yon (16-22 octobre) : les premiers titres de la sélection 2017!

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The Wild Boys en compétition à la Mostra de Venise

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    UFO DISTRIBUTION & ECCE FILMS ont le plaisir de vous annoncer la sélection de LES GARÇONS SAUVAGES THE WILD BOYS ...
 

51 Films de Fiction retenus pour les European Film Awards

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    C'est avec grand plaisir que la European Film Academy et EFA Productions révèlent la liste des 51 films de fiction proposés pour une nomination aux European Film Awards 2017 ! Avec 31 pays européens représentés, la liste témoigne, une fois de plus, de la grande diversité du cinéma européen. Chacun des 20 pays qui totalisent le plus de membres EFA, ces membres ont désigné un f...
 
 

15 Documentaires en compétition pour les European Film Awards

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  C’est avec grand plaisir que la European Film Academy et EFA Productions annoncent la sélection dans la catégorie EFA Documentaire, une liste de 15 documentaires européens recommandés pour une nomination aux European Film Awards 2017. Dix Festivals de documentaire ont recommandés au comité, un film qui a été projeté en première mondiale au cours de leur dernière édition. Choisi en coopérat...
 
 

Le FFFH dévoile les premiers films de la 13e édition

 
  Dans la bande-annonce de la 13e édition du Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie (FFFH) qui aura lieu du 13 au 17 septembre 2017, Fiona Gordon et Dominique Abel se lancent dans un périple burlesque pour arriver à « l’heure » projection. Durant cinq jours, Bienne revêtira les couleurs du drapeau tricolore et la ville du bilinguisme se fera ainsi l’ambassadrice du cinéma français/...
 
 
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