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VENICE FILM FESTIVAL & VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE - August 30 - September 9, 2017    

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

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Filmfestivals.com partner of Venie Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...
 

Final figures for Venice Production Bridge show a strong increase in attendance

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Venice Production Bridge 31 Aug – 5 Sept, 2017 FINAL CUT IN VENICE September 3 to September 5, 2017 The fifth edition of this  workshop has presented 6 work-in-progress films coming from Africa and Arab countries. A Kasha by hajooj kuka has won this year's new Biennale Prize. CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER ALL OTHER WINNERS AND PARTNERS   ...
 

George Clooney has outdone himself with SUBURBICON, a superb satire of middle American suburbia in 1959.

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George Clooney has outdone himself with a superb satire of middle American suburbia in 1959.  But there are résonances of relevance to the America of today as well. Matt Damon, all but unrecognizable except for the nose, disappears into the skin of a pudgy middle class middle American psycopath  on a murderous death insurance scam with sister-in-jaw Julianne Moore, true to life as ever as his partner in crime.  Best scene of many good ones cleverly linked is the unwelcome visit of scumbag insurance  claim adjuster Oscar Isaac  (the Armenian bero of The Promise) "sniffing out" improprieties  in the claim on deceased sister who was  actually murdered before the film began.  Sparkling dialogue between isaac and Moore and gathering subtle tension make this the most memorable single scene in the entire  picture...
 

Oscar Isaac outstanding as sleazy insurance claim adjuster in Clooney's Suburbicon

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by Alex Deleon   "There are a few minor irregularities here" ...              
Best scene of many good ones cleverly linked together is the unwelcome visit of sleazy insurance claim adjuster Oscar Isaac  (the Armenian bero of The Promise) "sniffing out" improprieties in the claim on policy of deceased wife who was  actually murdered before the film began. 

 Quiveringly scintillating dialogue between Isaac and Moore and the subtle gathering of tension until a final blowout in the kitchen make this the most memorable single scene of this spine tingling All-American thriller diller.

 

Raincheck Weather at Venice on Day Eight of fest

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by Alex Deleon   A sudden summer Downpour bombards the festival (the second of the week) -- and many stay  put indoors, like myself, unable to get to a screening invitation -- -- Is this the wettest Mostra on Record, or just a little climate change?               ...
 

Ambiance from The Venice Movie Stars Lounge 2017

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Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates Cinema in Venice with a Gala Night

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Official sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival for over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated its commitment with a Gala Dinner held on the 5th of September in the Arsenal of Venice.   Jaeger-LeCoultre Deputy CEO Geoffroy Lefebvre welcomed friends of the Maison and an array of prestigious guests: Catherine Deneuve, Diane Kruger, jury member of the Film Festival Rebecca Hall, Italian actresses Cristiana Capotondi and Eva Riccobono, international talents Ann Hsu, Shi Ke, G...
 

Loving Pablo with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz

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Wednesday September 6th the Venice Movie Stars Lounge hosted the national and international press activities of the actors Javier Bardem e Penelope Cruz, the only Spanish actors to win an Academy Award with both obtaining Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively. They came to present the director's, Fernando León de Aranoa, new film, “Loving Pablo” that narrates about the relationship between the Colombian drug dealer, Pablo Escobar, and his lover, th...
 

VR Panel

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    A panel discussion, chaired by Peter Cowie, will took place at 3 pm on Monday, September 4th, during the Venice International Film Festival. The subject will be the making of the three new feature films commissioned by the Biennale College Cinema program, and having their world premiere during the Mostra. The panel was held in the Press Conference hall on the 3rd floor of the Casino building. &ldq...
 

Carreer Award to Stephen Frears

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  Stephen Frears has been awarded the prize at a ceremony  held on Sunday 3rd September at 10:00 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema), before the Out of Competition screening of his new film Victoria & Abdul, receiving its world premiere screening in Venice. The film is set in 1887, when Abdul travels from India to present a ceremonial medal as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee but surprisingly finds favor with the elderly Qu...
 

The Leisure Seeker (Ella & John) by Paolo Virzì press conference and photocall

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Venice Movie Star Lounge - 74th Venice Film Festival ...Venice, Italy, September 4: Venice Movie Star Lounge hosts "The Leisure seeker" during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2017 in Venice, Italy. ...
 

La villa (The House by the Sea) by Robert Guédiguian press conference and photocall

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Pictured in Venice: actress Ariane Ascaride, French director Robert Guediguian, actress Anais Demoustier and actor Jean-Pierre Darroussin from the movie "La Villa" (The House by the sea) presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI ...
 
 

HUMAN FLOW by Ai Weiwei, a film about "others", had its World Premiere In Competition at Venice Film Festival

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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.  Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.        Capture...
 

The Arab Cinema Center (ACC) Organized a Reception at the Venice International Film Festival

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In cooperation with the Venice Production Bridge, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) held a reception at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, which witnessed the attendance of the ACC's partners together with a large number of the festival's guests including international filmmakers.   The current edition of the Venice International Film Festival is witnessing a wide range of activities by the ACC,where it cooperated with the Venice Production Bridge in organizing a pa...
 
 

VPB Program September 5 Final Day

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09:30FINAL CUT IN VENICE – Work in progress screenings Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 09:30VPB Market Screening - (FINAL CUT IN VENICE) DIE STROPERS / THE HARVESTERS Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 10:00VPB Market Screening - PRIVATE SCREENING – Proxima Palazzo del Casinò / Sala Casinò + 11:40VPB Market Screening - (FINAL CUT IN VENICE) INDIVISION / JOINT POSSESSION ...
 

Viva Vivaldi don't miss this immersive experience with mapping, surround sound next to San Marco

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For the first time in Venice, The Four Seasons Mystery offers the visitors a new way to experience art. A unique show telling the story of the renowned Venetian composer using the newest technologies, just a few steps away from the Basilica di S.Marco.  Video mapping, large HD images combine with surround sound and special scent effects: this amazing, emotional experience will...
 

SUBURBICON at Venezia and Two Restored Classics

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by Aessandro Deleon. George Clooney has outdone himself with a superb satire of middle America suburbia in 1959.  But there are resonances of relevance to the America of today as well.. Matt Damon all but unrecognizable except for the nose disappears into the skin of a pudgy middle class middle American psychopath on a murderous death insurance scam in cahoots with sister-in-law Julianne Moore, as true to life as ever. Best scene of many good ones cleverly linked together is the unw...
 

Tsai Ming-liang presents his latest VR Film The Deserted in Venice with an installation and a reception

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Well-known director Mr. Tsai Ming-liang, co-produced by Jaunt China and HTC VIVE, brought the firts VR feature from Cina in Venice "The Deserted," with a chinese nametranslating as  "Home at Lanre Temple".  The film was shot with Jaunt ONE and Jaunt Cloud Render System for post processing. Mr. James Fong, the CEO of Jaunt China, said, "'The Deserted' is the first VR project of which Jaunt China participated in the production. It's a great h...
 

Keynote speech by Erik Barmack Vice President, Netflix

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Netflix Erik Barmack announced their intention to start 20 to 25 shows per year in Europe, plus a few more in the UK, with a specific liking for hybrid content. Netflix is proud to not be identified with one single identity. ...
 

 

VPB Program September 4 Future of MEDIA...

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09:30FINAL CUT IN VENICE – Work in progress screenings Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 09:30VPB Market Screening - (FINAL CUT IN VENICE) OUR MADNESS Palazzo del Cinema / Sala Pasinetti + 10:00 EUROPEAN FILM FORUM (Second Part) Excelsior Hotel / Sala Stucchi Shaping together the MEDIA Programme of the future Introductory remarks by Roberto Viola (Director General for Telecommunications, Content and Technology, European Commissio..

 

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>  TORONTO DAILIES September 7 - 17, 2017

Where are the women?

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For far too long, talented women have been unheralded and unheard.   Here are the facts: Of the top 250 films of 2016, just 7% were directed by women. Of the top 100 films of 2016, only 29% of all protagonists were female. Of the top 100 films of 2016, females accounted for only 32% of all speaking characters. You can help TIFF change this narrative -- right now! I’m so proud that TI...
 

TIFF Industry Program of 67 conferences

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 More than 150 guest speakers will take the stage including Glenn Close, Cassian Elwes, Armie Hammer, Mary Harron, Armando Iannucci, Franklin Leonard, Morgan Spurlock, Syrinthia Studer, Graham Taylor and Larry Wilmore. The six-day conference, which runs September 8-13, will incite provocative discussions and inspire innovative strategies for creative and business leadership. It will feature a range of curated programmes, which brings emphasis to different elements of industry debate inc...
 

Piers Handling Announces 2018 Will Be His Final Year at TIFF

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Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, announced today 2018 will be his final year leading the Toronto International Film Festival®. After almost 25 years at the helm of one of Canada’s most important cultural organizations Piers will leave behind an unparalleled legacy of accomplishments and innovation.    “Because of Piers’ leadership, TIFF is the leading cultural organization it is today, with a global reach and impact,” said Jennifer Tory, Chair of the Board of Directors of TIFF. “We are all indebted to him for his years of vision, innovation and dedication to the art of film.”...

 

World Premiere at TIFF of Academy Award® nominee Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq

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The Toronto International Film Festival® proudly announces the World Premiere of Academy Award® nominee Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq., completing the 2017 Official Programme Selection. Written and directed by Gilroy and featuring an amazing transformation by Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. is the newest and final addition to TIFF’s Special Presentations programme, furthering Washington and Gilroy’s collaborative relationship with the Festival.   ...
 

TIFF Special Event Screening of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk at Cinesphere in Honour of IMAX’s 50th Anniversary

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENT  SCREENING OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S DUNKIRK AT CINESPHERE IN HONOUR OF IMAX’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY   Director/Writer/Producer Christopher Nolan will be in attendance for the screening followed by a conversation      TORONTO —  In honour of the 50th anniversary of IMAX Corporation, the Toronto Inte...
 

 

TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival Winners

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TIFF is thrilled to announce the winners of the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, an international, digital festival. The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, which showcases 60-second micro-shorts, had no shortage of diversity and creativity in submissions this year. Entries received were from countries all over the world, including Colombia, Norway, Lebanon and the United States. The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival is presented by UNIQLO.   “This year’s festival attracted an impre...

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Oldenburg Honors Lou Diamond Phillips with Tribute

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  “I’m honored to represent so many different communities”- Lou Diamond Phillips What are the odds of a small-town unknown actor showing up for a national talent search, and landing the lead role of a real life icon in film that would rocket him to worldwide stardom? But for Lou Diamond Phillips, a self-professed gambler and professional poker player, odds never fazed him – and he’s played the cards his been dealt like a champ.  Born in t...
 

Aaron Sorkin to receive ZFF Career Achievement Award

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  MOLLY’S GAME to screen as Gala Premiere Aaron Sorkin: photo credit MasterClass   Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri announced today that Aaron Sorkin will receive the Festival’s Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2017.   The Academy-Award® winning screenwriter and renowned playwright will receive the Award for his life’s work on October 4 at ...
 

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Aki Kaurismäki to receive the Fipresci award for the second time

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FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017 for "The Other Side of Hope" (Toivon tuolla puolen)   "The Other Side of Hope" (Toivon tuolla puolen) is the best film of the past year, according to the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Aki Kaurismäki will receive the »FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017« during the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 22, after hundreds of film critics and journalists from around the...
 

Jake Gyllenhaal to be presented with Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye Award

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STRONGER receives Gala Premiere The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is delighted to honour Academy Award®-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal with their prestigious Golden Eye Award at this year’s Festival.   Gyllenhaal will be in Zurich to present STRONGER as a Gala Premiere on Tuesday 3 October.     ZFF Co-Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri state “Jake Gyllenhaal has consistently proven himself to be one of the most exciting and versatile actors work...
 

Finalists of BIFED 2017 International Competition and GAIA Student Award

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This year the submitted documentaries have brought a broad variety of themes to our attention. Wonderful films from all over the globe made the selection very hard on the pre-selection committee watching all the 330 documentaries from 70 countries carefully.  Finally, we are proud to present 21 documentaries for the International Competition and the 9 nominees for the GAIA Student Award.     ...
 

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2018 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON April 20 - 29, 2018 calling for entries

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The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th 

Entries Open August 15th. The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th and the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th. These are "Postmark By Deadlines". If you enter Online by the January 15th Late/Final Deadline and we receive the physical entry by January 31st, your entry will still be reviewed by our judges. Due to popular demand, we have extended the Final Brick Wall Deadline to January 31st, online!

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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 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
 
Septembre 30 late 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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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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Big Sky Documentary Festival calling

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GlobeDocs Film Festival Announces 2017 Film Lineup

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Boston’s only all-documentary film festival runs October 11-15 --    The GlobeDocs Film Festival presented by Cross Insurance is pleased to announce the film slate for its third annual festival, running during HUBweek, Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15 in Boston. The festival, the only one of its kind in the region, celebrates documentary filmmaking with five days of non-fiction programming and thought-provoking discussions with award-winning journal...
 
 

2017 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium

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LEADERS IN INVESTIGATIVE FILMMAKING AND JOURNALISM TO CONVERGE FOR DOUBLE EXPOSURE FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, DC OCTOBER 19-22 The Festival Announces Symposium Lineup Third Edition Explores Investigative Reporting Under Fire P...

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The International 2017 Official Selection at the Oaxaca FilmFest (Mexico).

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Oaxaca FilmFest announces the 8th Edition's Official Selection. The International Film Festival is held every autumn in the colonial Mexican city of Oaxaca since 2010. The festival is composed of various categories and offers a large space in its selection to emerging directors and screenwriters.   Oaxaca FilmFest announces its 2017 Official Selection at the Centro Cultural de España en Mexico. Presenting the festival as well as the selecti...
 

FICGinLA announces it's WIP Latino 2 Nominees

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These are the films selected for WIP Latino 2 our Works in progress section.  This program will take place on November 2nd 2017 in the framework of FICG in LA at TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood, California. Given the vast number of inscriptions 4 projects have been selected.   45 days en Jarbar, César Aréchiga, documentary, Mexico August, Armando Capó, fiction, Cuba And your name is...? Rut Caudeli, fiction, Colombia Cordera and the ...
 

New World View Section Focuses on New Hungarian Cinema

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Hungary has recently astounded the film world with its creative, innovative and superbly crafted cinema. The ZFF presents a comprehensive overview of Hungary’s cinematic output with 18 films by a thriving new generation of Hungarian filmmakers.     Hungarian cinema has a long history of creating great masters. During the 1970s, a period of cultural thaw in the then socialist state, Hungary was regarded as one of the most important film producing countries in the world. M...
 

BORG/McENROE to open Zurich Film Festival

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Director Janus Metz Pedersen and actor Sverrir Gudnason to attend as honorary guests   Based on actual events, Danish director Janus Metz Pedersen’s tennis thriller BORG/McENROE will open the 13th Zurich Film Festival on September 28, 2017. Director Janus Metz Pedersen and Björn Borg-actor Sverrir Gudnason will attend as the Zurich Film Festival’s honorary guests.   Wimbledon, July 5, 1980: tennis pros Björn Borg and John McEnroe square up at the Wimbledon f...
 

Alicia Vikander to present EUPHORIA as a Gala Premiere at the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF).

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  In addition to the already confirmed Gala Premieres, the ZFF announces new films from Tonie Marshall, Destin Daniel Cretto, Amanda Sthers and Silvio Soldini.   EUPHORIA will receive its European premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on 29 September. Star and producer Alicia Vikander will attend, along with writer/director Lisa Langseth, cast members Charles Dance, Mark Stanley and fellow producers Charles Collier, Patrik Andersson and Frida Bargo. Alicia Vikander ...
 

First look at the Zurich Film Festival Gala Premieres

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Just shy of three weeks before it is revealed at the media conference, this year's Zurich Film Festival programme is beginning to take shape. After announcing the inclusion of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER with Al Gore and THE WIFE with Golden Icon Award recipient Glenn Close, the 13th Zurich Film Festival is now able to confirm further major productions screening in its Gala Premieres section.  Films from Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Mike White, Claire Denis, Sean ...
 

Former US Vice President Al Gore to attend The Zurich Film Festival and present AN INCOVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

 
The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will attend and present AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, the long awaited follow-up to AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, on Sunday October 8th at the Corso Cinema.   A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tire...
 
 

The Unwilling competing at Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival

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The Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute presents, The 6th annual Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. Held every year at the historic Central Theater located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Our mission is to inspire & promote talented filmmakers & artists from around the world. Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute provides opportunities for networking, exhibition, education, and screenings. We provide a unique venue for the public to experience films on the “...
 

The Unwilling selected at EDMONTON FESTIVAL OF FEAR: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies

 
The 2017 film competition is open for all New Features and Short Films from around the world. Submissions Open November 14th, 2016. We will accept all Submissions until August 2nd, 2017.We will accept films completed after January 2016. If your film has been released it is not eligible for this competition.  The Grand Opening is going to be spectacular. Venue:  Landmark Cinemas  Edmonton City Centre,  Alberta, Canada Corey Feldman Honorary Chairman ...
 

Come celebrate the life of Rob Stewart on September 9

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Rob's family invite you to join us for the public unveiling of the new tribute mural and other activities in Toronto, Canada on September 9.       RSVP           ...
 
 

Captivating 'Dead on Arrival' by Stephen C. Sepher ranks high on all criteria one can apply to a noir film

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Dead on Arrival by Stephen C. Sepher is an extraordinarily captivating film ranking high on all criteria one can apply to a film noir thriller and bringing it close to an artistic exercise in film making. We have the story’s lush location in Louisiana’s bayous, a superbly executed production design relying on the facilities the sleepy small town offers with its country roads and water ways, and sets ranging from junk yards to the local seedy night club with its assorted collection...
 
 

DADDY’S HOME 2: Mel’s Like Team Spirit, That’s Gibson, Wahlberg, Ferrell & Lithgow

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Mel Gibson comes back from traffic court, lol, okay too soon. Mulligan. Mel Gibson comes back from his Hollywood resurrection this year with his six-pack Oscar-nominated movie HACKSAW RIDGE (2016), that won two Oscars for sound mixing and editing, to join son of anarchy Mark Wahlberg and deviant nice guy Will Ferrell in DADDY’S HOME 2, their hit franchise reteam. But he’s not alone in the father-figure star power value-add. Beloved ...
 

Mumblecore No More, Greta Gerwig’s Debut Directing Film LADY BIRD Is Picture Perfect

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Raise your hand if you think Soairse Ronan should have won Best Actress for BROOKLYN. Anyone?  Yes, it’s an exercise in futility since Ronan was only a nominee in 2016. Lucky for her, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut LADY BIRD, from A24 films and just shown at the Telluride Film Festival, is where Soairse gets redeemed. Or, you could say given a second chance to make a first impression as an emerging woman trapped ins...

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A DYING KING Feature Documentary, directorial debut by Bobak Kalhor 85 minutes

HOW ONE MAN'S DEATH, CHANGED HISTORY

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An expose of the last King of Iran’s medical story

On January 16,1979, the Shah of Iran Mohamad Reza Pahlavi, left the royal palace, the Peacock Throne and his beloved country Iran for the last time, commencing what became a 19-month odyssey into exile. He wondered hopelessly from Egypt to Morocco, Bahamas, Mexico, the U.S, then Panama and back again to Egypt where he died furtively at the age of 60. His death had profound consequences for the future of the Middle East and the world, yet the untold medical story of the last King of Iran has to date remained a puzzling mystery. By unraveling the secrecy surrounding this critical period of history, beginning from the onset of the Shah’s illness, to the diagnosis/misdiagnosis and maltreatment, “A Dying King” exposes the main causes of the Iranian Revolution, the pursuant 444 days hostage crisis, and the adversarial relations between the U.S and Iran.

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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French Cinema Now Is Back in Seattle for Its Sixth Year

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FRENCH CINEMA NOW RETURNS FOR ITS SIXTH YEAR SHOWCASING THE BEST FRENCH LANGUAGE FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.   What: French Cinema N...
 
 

Antenna Documentary Film Festival today unveils its 2017 program

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  ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP FOR 7TH EDITION October 10-15, 2017 Antenna Documentary Film Festival today unveils its 2017 program, presenting a captivating line-up of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from Australia and around the world. The program includes 50 films from 20 countries, three film competitions with cash prizes, DocTalk sessions, filmmaker Q&A’s and Gala events. “W...
 

WINDA Film Festival returns this fall in Sydney giving a voice to indigenous cinema

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  Bringing indigenous voices from all over the globe to the silver screens of Sydney, WINDA Film Festival, returns for its second year, from Thursday 23 – Monday 26 November 2017. After a widely successful inaugural year, the 2017 Festival will screen at Event Cinema George Street, Sydney. WINDA Executive Director Medika Thorpe said, ‘I am very happy we were able to bring Winda back this year and to present another year of incredible Indigenous film and filmmakers from acro...
 

Previews of The 14th Edition of The Seville Festival

 
Seville will be the setting for the world premiere of ‘Algo muy gordo’, by Carlo Padial and Berto Romero, which will open the section “The New Waves”   ‘El mar nos mira de lejos’, by the Seville director Manuel Muñoz Rivas, in the Official Section and  ‘Niñato’, by Adrián Orr, in “The New Waves” reaffirm the Festival’s commitment to the new voices in Spanish cinema   Establi...
 

Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

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  Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up one-third of the directors presenting projects are women about half of the titles are first features three Oscar®-nominated directors present new projects and work several festival favourites are back with new projects  more youth-oriented and animation features close to 75 international festival curators, sales agents and buyers are confirmed BRUSSELS/GHENT, 4 September 2017. ...
 

The 7th Annual LA Music Video Fest is coming up October 1st-7th

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LOS ANGELES MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL LUCKY NUMBER 7 // OCTOBER 1-7, 2017   Friends, family, creators and spectators, it’s time for the 2017 LAMVF! In honor of our 7th year in existence, we’ll be offering 7 nights of programming all over LA, culminating...
 

PM05: Matchbox Co-Production Lounge and further program highlights

Kusturica, Roeg & Puiu Merge with MatchBox MatchBox Coproduction Lounge heads into its second year with an exciting line-up of developing projects to be presented at 24th Edition of this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival, as the Closing Night Film and further program highlights are announced Following last year’s successful launch, the MatchBox Coproduction Lounge will be held in Oldenburg for the second time. On September 16th...
 

 

SFFILM Presents Hong Kong Cinema: Sept 29–Oct 1 at New People Cinema

 
  2017 Edition Celebrates One of the World’s Most Important Film Industries, Including New Work from Renowned Filmmakers Ann Hui, Herman Yau, and Pang Ho-cheung.   ...
 

Film Fest Gent competition lineup announced

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After announcing the nominees of the World Soundtrack Awards earlier this month, the 44th Film Gest Gent now reveals its lineup of the official competition. The selection consists of twelve films, including world premieres of 'The Butcher, The Whore & the One-Eyed Man' by János Szász and first feature 'Zagros' by Sahim Omar Kalifa (still below). Followed by various Benelux premieres of international festival favorites such as 'Call me by your Name'...
 

Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) kicked with On the Roof

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    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 shorts, along with vibrant opening and closing night parties, over five jam-packed days. Fro...
 
 

2017 ANNY Best of Fest, Sept 29-30!

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Mark your calendars! The ANNY Best of Fest is a TWO DAY symposium (Fri & Sat, Sept 29-30, 2017, 12pm-10pm) featuring animation screenings, fine art installations, virtual reality animation experiences, professional panels, and industry events at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of NYC. Enthusiast Packages (FREE) and Industry Packages ($30) are available now! Reserve your tickets, today! FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ANIMATION SCREENING EVENTS (Saturday, Sept ...

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Revolution en competition au Greenpeace Film Festival

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  TRANSITION ÉCOLOGIQUE RÉVOLUTION [FILM COMPLET] Anglais, français - 90mn  111 VOTES  PARTAGER LA FICHE DE CE FILM Synopsis Dans ce documentaire sur les différents dég&aci...
 

Robert Guédiguian ouvrira la 40e édition du Poitiers Film Festival le vendredi 1er décembre 2017.

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  Actuellement présenté à La Mostra de Venise où il est en Sélection officielle, le nouveau film de Robert Guédiguian, La Villa, sera présenté en ouverture du Poitiers Film Festival le 1er décembre au TAP en présence du réalisateur.    Touchant, poétique, bouleversant, plein de grâce et d’émotion... Les premiers échos du film de Robert Guédiguian à ...
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 30/09/2017 au 05/10/2017/

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5ème édition Hendaia Film Festival du 19 au 22 octobre 2017

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  L’association Begiradak présente la 5ème édition Hendaia Film Festival, Festival de courts métrages du 19 au 22 octobre 2017. www.hendaia-film-festival.com Président d’honneur : Eduardo Manet (écrivain) Directrice générale : Angela Mejias Relations presse : François Vila Renseignements publics : www.hendaia-film-festival.com Le Hendaia Film Festival, depuis sa création en 20...
 

Découvrez les nommés aux Cartoon Tributes 2017

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DÉCOUVREZ LES NOMMÉS AUX CARTOON TRIBUTES 2017 Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) (Suisse) est une entreprise publique suisse de diffusion, active en co-production et fiction, dans les domaines du cinéma, de la télévision et du web. ("Super Caribou", "Identikat", "Alice & Lewis", "The Agricultural Fair", "Mush Mush and the Mushables&qu...

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