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>   American Film Market Previews November 1 - 8 2017

AFM Campus Shuttles, Parkings, Map & Flyover

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Parking & Shuttles   See the AFM Campus Map. Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Civic Center Parking Structure and Lot 4 South to the Loews and Le Merigot hotels from 7:00am to 10:00pm beginning Tuesday, October 31. Parking: Due to extremely limited valet parking at the Loews and Le Merigot Hotels, the AFM encourages attendees to utilize the public parking options available throughout the city. There are over 6,200 parking sp...
 
 

American Film Market Unveils ‘AFM Screenings On Demand’

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The American Film Market® (AFM®) announced today that it will introduce an online screenings platform, AFM Screenings On Demand, in advance of this year’s market. The new platform will allow sales companies to screen their films privately for Buyers before, during and/or after the American Film Market.   AFM Screenings On Demand, which is free for invited viewers, will begin screening films on October 23, 2017, one week before AFM, and conclude on March 31, 2018, o...
 
 

American Film Market Launches ‘Writers Workshops’ Series For 2017

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The American Film Market® (AFM®) announced today the launch of its new ‘Writers Workshops’ series, which will have its inauguration at this year’s market. These immersive workshops, with instructors from top Universities including USC and UCLA, will take place on Sunday, November 5 and Monday, November 6. With the AFM continuing to create new programs that amplify the education component for different segments of the industry, the ‘Writers Works...
 
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After a less than spectacular 3.7% revenue growth in 2016, the Chinese Box Office in the first eight months of 2017 came roaring back, increasing nearly 16% to $5.51 billion for the period according IFTA’s analysis of figures from Box Office Mojo. Revenues were up significantly for all sectors save one: U.S. independents whose Box Office share reached just 1.2% for the period. (See appendix 1) While animation films have in the past been one of the most important re...
 

LocationEXPO Joins AFM

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The American Film Market gets even bigger this year with the unveiling of LocationEXPO at the show. With over 50 location-based organizations already confirmed to participate, LocationEXPO brings AFM badge holders the ease and ability to meet with Film Commissions, Production Facilities and Services from around the world right inside the Loews providing a great informational and networking opportunity for producers, location scouts and all those involved with production budgets, incentives an...
 

Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Executive Committee and Board of Directors

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term. IFTA’s Executive Committee will continue to be headed by Chairperson Michael Ryan (GFM Films), who was elected for a second term.  Joining him are Andrew Kramer (Lionsgate), who was elected as General Vice Chairperson, and Cl...
 

Premiere Entertainment AFM Line-Up

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Magnolias acquires BOOM FOR REAL THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

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Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American rights to BOOM FOR REAL THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, director Sara Driver’s (WHEN PIGS FLY, SLEEPWALK) love letter to New York City’s past through the eyes of people who knew the...
 

Market Premieres from Carnaby International

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  Whilst we prepare our full line up we are thrilled to announce a brand new title straight out of FrightFest, REDWOOD. From Rising Star nominee, Director Tom Paton, Redwood will make its Market Premiere at AFM (see screening schedule belo...
 

New films from Summer Hill at AFM

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AFM is around the corner! Summer Hill Entertainment (formerly TomCat Films) is now setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 1st to 8th. Our suite number will be 327B. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327.       Summer Hill Entertainment 10645 N. Tatum...
 
 

Thai Films Four production studios bring their latest features to AFM

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Thailand at AFM 2017 Information Centre - Atrium 5D, 5th Floor Meeting Rooms - 511 & 515       At the American Film Market 2017, eight companies will represent the strengths of Thailand's film industry. Presented by Department of International Trade Promotion 
 
 
 

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Tallinn Black Nights sub-festival Just Film chosen to present ECFA award

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European Children's Film Association I Association Européenne du Cinéma pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse   Just Film, a sub-festival of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival dedicated to screening children’s and youth cinema announces that the European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) will appoint a jury and present the prestigious ECFA Award to one film from the programme.   The winning films from each ECFA member festival will move on ...
 
 

Over 700 guests expected at Industry@Tallinn 27 November until 1 December, 2017

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  Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is the pro platform of Black Nights Film Festival and Baltic Event teams that offers one of the fastest growing audiovisual industry meetings in Northern Europe with more than 700 attending guests in 2016. Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event take place on 27 November until 1 December, 2017. Details available on: industrytallinn.com   This year, the Industry has launched a series of new events in connection with creative industrie...

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2017 IFP Gotham Awards Announce Additional Tributes to Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Coppola

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2017 IFP Gotham Awards Announce Additional Tributes: Dustin Hoffman to Receive Actor Tribute and Sofia Coppola to Receive Director Tribute     Earlier this week we announced that two-time Academy Award® and six-time Golden Globe winning actor Dustin Hoffman will receive the Actor Tribute and Academy Award® nominated director Sofia Coppola will receive the Director Tribute at the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards to be held on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street, ...
 

N. Scott Momaday to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

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Return to Rainy Mountain will have its premiere viewing during this year’s Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, on Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 pm at the Lensic Theater. ...
 
 

Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Lucrecia Martel and Eva Vila present their new films at the Seville Festival,

 
  After the success of his first feature film 10,000 KM, the film which won at the Festival of Spanish Cinema in Malaga and was one of the most acclaimed first films in recent Spanish cinema, Carlos Marqués-Marcet is opening his long awaited second film Anchor and Hope at the Seville Festival. Starring Geraldine Chaplin (Talk to Her, Raise Ravens), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones, Taboo, Black Mirror, Avatar 2), Natalia Tena (10,000KM, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and David Verdague...
 

Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Executive Committee and Board of Directors

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term. IFTA’s Executive Committee will continue to be headed by Chairperson Michael Ryan (GFM Films), who was elected for a second term.  Joining him are Andrew Kramer (Lionsgate), who was elected as General Vice Chairperson, and Cl...
 

Over 700 guests expected at Industry@Tallinn 27 November until 1 December, 2017

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  Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is the pro platform of Black Nights Film Festival and Baltic Event teams that offers one of the fastest growing audiovisual industry meetings in Northern Europe with more than 700 attending guests in 2016. Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event take place on 27 November until 1 December, 2017. Details available on: industrytallinn.com   This year, the Industry has launched a series of new events in connection with creative industrie...
 
 

The team behind the Film Fest 919

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RANDI EMERMAN FOUNDER, CEO Randi Emerman has been involved in many aspects of the film industry for over 29 years. Her multi-faceted career spans marketing, production, theatrical exhibition and distribution. Randi’s well-rounded base of expertise has provided her with connections inside the industry that are second to none. With a “make it happen” philosophy, Emerman is known as a powerhouse for bringing talents together, while developing operational structure and partners...
 
 

Film Fest 919 Chapel Hill: A new Fest comes to town with veteran fest players Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall.

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FILM FEST 919 TO UNVEIL IN 2018 AT THE HELM OF RANDI EMERMAN, CAROL MARSHALL  AND CLAUDIA PUIG     The 1st Annual Film Fest 919 will premiere in Chapel Hill, North Carolina next year, October 2018, it was announced today by Founders Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall.  Programmed by Claudia Puig, former USA Today movie critic, current NPR film critic and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the festival will showcase award-winning feature films...
 

Strike Media’s Keir Waller Shortlisted for Rising Star at Screen Awards 2017

 
Strike Media are pleased to announce that their Account Manager, Keir Waller, has been Shortlisted for the Screen Awards 2017 ‘Rising Star’ Award. Keir joins a number of candidates, with the winner being announced at The Screen Awards 2017 on 30th November.   Screen Awards describe the Rising Star Award as recognising "…the rising stars in the world of distribution, marketing, publicity or exhibition, talented executives who will rise to the top of t...
 

Joan Kron's TAKE MY NOSE...PLEASE! is Kinda Fonda Plastic Surgery

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Intro by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sometimes a film comes along that is so unusual you have to sit up and take note. Such is the case with TAKE MY NOSE... PLEASE! It's a debut documentary by Joan Kron, an 89-years-young journalist and comedian who took up filmmaking in her mid-80's. It opens Oct. 6 at Village East in NY and Oct. 13 at Laemmle Santa Monica. I've picked up the interview below from Screenmancer.tv for you, and you'll notice they discuss the Ja...

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The Best Shorts Competition Announces Latest Winners!

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The Best Shorts Competition is proud to announce the latest winners. The Best Shorts Competition puts filmmakers first and provides a direct opportunity for recognition and publicity for high quality productions. It is international in scope and has granted awards to producers in Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, ...
 

The Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) announced its 2017 Grand Jury Award winners

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2017 GUAM – USA – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES GRAND JURY AWARD WINNERS  The Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) announced its 2017 Grand Jury Award winners during an Award Presentation Brunch with a view overlooking the ocean. The awards for Audience Choice and Best of Festival were announced at the conclusion of the festival. The following is a list of the 2017 GIFF Award Winners in the respective categories for competition: GRAND JURY AWARD - BEST DOCUMENTA...
 

Winner of Nat Geo WILD's RED Challenge Announced!

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The challenge saw seven filmmakers outfitted with state-of-the-art RED camera equipment and given 15 weeks to create a five-minute short film.     See the stunning footage from this year's finalists. Na...
 

Winners Golden Calves Netherlands Film Festival 2017 announced

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The 2017 Golden Calves, the Grand Prizes of Dutch film, were awarded tonight during the L’OR Golden Calves Gala at the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF). The Gala, held in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, marked the end of the 37th edition of the...
 

TIFF wins the Best Soft Power Cultural Organisation Award

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TIFF WINS TOP HONOUR AT LEADING CULTURE DESTINATIONS AWARDS                 
 

World Soundtrack Awards and Film Fest Gent present packed music programme

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The spotlight shines on music more than ever during this 44th edition of Film Fest Gent. The 17th World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert welcomes a batch of award-winning international composers and central guests Terence Blanchard, Joe Kraemer and David Shire to Ghent. There’s also the Symphonic Jazz in Film Concert, such industry events as the Film Music Seminar and WSA Industry Day and a close collaboration with arts centre...
 
 

65th San Sebastian Film Festival 2017 Awards

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Golden Shell for Best FilmOfficial awards - FIAPF The Disaster Artist James Franco (USA)     Special Jury Prize Handia ...
 

San Sebastian 2017 Industry Awards

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    FILMS IN PROGRESS 32 INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios, Deluxe-Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido and Wanda Visión FILMS IN PROGRESS 32 INDUSTRY AWARD FERRUGEM, Aly Muritiba (Brazil) FILM FACTORY AWARD FERRUGEM, Aly Muritiba (Brazil) CAACI/IBERMEDIA TV FILMS IN PROGRESS AWARD FERRUGEM, Aly Muritiba (Brazil)     GLOCAL IN PROGRESS AWARDS GLOCAL IN PROGRESS INDUSTRY AWARD...
 
 

The Unwilling judged Best Horror Feature Film at Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival 2017

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  The Unwilling screened Saturday September 23rd was named best horoor film at the festival which took place Sept 21st – 24th 2017    "Six family members arrive for the reading of the will of a wealthy patriarch. All are shocked when an antique wooden box arrives instead. Events take a turn for the worse as they release a sinister evil no one may leave alive. by Jonathan Heap (Academy Award Nominated Director) David Stump ASC in Horror 01:24:00 (US...
 
 

´The disaster artist´wins San Sebastian´s Golden Shell

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         `The disaster artist' directed by James Franco won yesterday the Golden Shell Award for best picture at the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival. James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is the true story of the making of the film The Room, which has been called "the Citizen Kane of bad movies". Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic has been screening to sold-out audiences nationwide for more than a decade. The Disaster Arti...

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NYC Independent Film Festival 2018

May 7 - May 13, 2018

November 30, 2017 Regular Deadline I  December 31, 2017  Late Deadline I January 31, 2018 Extended Deadline I

NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYC Indie film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

The festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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Sonoma International FilmFestival 

March 21 – 25, 2018

December 15, 2017 Regular Deadline I January 2, 2018 Late Deadline I January 29, 2018 Extended Deadline I

Submissions for 2018 Sonoma International FilmFestival (March 21-25, 2018) open on August 1, 2017.

Acceptances will be sent out by email in early February, 2018.  Please do not contact office before that date.

Thank you to all of our filmmakers for submitting your creative work to us. We had an unprecedented number of great films in 2017 and look forward to seeing all the submissions for the upcoming 21st SIFF.

Sonoma International Film Festival endeavors to celebrate the best in independent and international features, documentaries, and short films.  In Sonoma, it is all about the filmmakers.

Sonoma International Film Festival's blog I Website www.sonomafilmfest.org I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Past Winners I Contact Kevin W. McNeely I 707-933-2600 I 103 E. Napa St. Suite A Sonoma, California 95476 United States

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Winter Film Awards in NY

February 22 - March 3

Regular Deadline-Oct 25, Late Deadline-Nov 15.

 

Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway!

Over $100,000 in Cash, Prizes & Distribution Opportunities!

We seek creative fresh voices from emerging filmmakers worldwide in all genres and lengths – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos.

WINTER FILM AWARDS IS NEW YORK CITY. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Join us for our 7th Annual Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 22 – Mar 3 2018 for live screenings, cool discussion panels and awesome fun parties. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for details. SUBMIT

Submit your work via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA and use discount code WFA18FILMFESTCOM25 to take 25% off your submission fee!

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Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

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Fantasporto’2018 | Oporto International Film Festival announces our Call for Film Entries for the 38th annual festival, running February 20th till March 4th.

This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts in the Fantasy competition. The Director’s Week is for features only, in all genres except fantasy.

Deadlines for Entries for 2018 edition are October 30th (Early Call) and December 5th (Final Call).

Films can be submitted now using the film submission website www.fantasporto.com

Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 20,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

Check the  Regulations on the site www.fantasporto.com.

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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!

The 2018 Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now open for entries! Info on All Winners info is submitted to Seoul, Korea ~ Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost!

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 New Media Film Festival

June 12 -14, 2018

"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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ECO CALLING
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2017 Innsbruck Nature Film Festival Highlights

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2017 INFF - Festival Welcome to the 16th edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, which takes place from October 10 to 13 in Leokino: 46 films on nature, environment and sustainability; numerous side events; the possibility of exchange between filmmakers and the audience (Christian Berger and numerous other nominated directors are present); education and information. We wish you impressive experiences and inspiring encounters during this year's INFF:...
 
 

BIFED2017 Catalogue

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# BIFED2017 is coming soon! The meeting point for filmmakers, film lovers, and environmentalists each year, BIFED will host films, among others, from China, Taiwan, Austria, Croatia, Australia, and Chile this year. A total of 330 films have applied to the festival from 70 countries. And 20 films will compete in the International Competition section, and 8 films will compete for Gaia Student Award. 30 films will meet with the audience in the Panorama section of the festiv...
 

Watch the 2017 Adventure Film Festival Official Trailer!

 
The premiere of the 13th annual Adventure Film Festival & Street Fair at the Boulder Theater is one week away. We are proud present this year's official trailer!  Watch it  here Check out the Festival Program with the film lineup, Street Fair highlights, special events, live music, gourmet food, enlightening workshops, inspiring speakers, interactive art, and much more.    Tickets are available at the Boulder Theater  ...
 
 
 

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ANIMATION CALLING

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Fontevraud international residency program Calling for applications

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / APPEL A CANDIDATURE Fontevraud international residency program      © David Darrault ... 
 

MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 EARLY BIRD until October 14!

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MIAFF is bursting into its 5th edition and will be a spectacular 5th year birthday party! Call for entries are now open so take advantage of early bird rates until October 14 For festival strategy and consultation contact Animation Calling today! With hundreds of submissions from all over the world MIAFF 5 will be screening your film alongside  an ANIMAZING party to boot!         ... 
 

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HORROR CALLING

Shall we dance at 10th Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness & Masquerade Ball

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  + Advance Tickets Available + Advance tickets are now available online for all 3 themed nights of the 10th annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enl...
 

06.10.2017 | Horror Calling's blog

THE CURED by David Freyne has just won Best Horror Feature at Fantastic Fest

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        This prestigious prize has previously been awarded to films such as The Badadook (2014) and It Follows (2016). https://scannain.com/irish/abroad/cured-fantastic-fest-win/ The film is now heading to Sitges & London Film Festival!   ...

 

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Final call for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

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Polish-American Co-production Meetings during the 8th AFF

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Debut feature Project Feature genuinely moves audience to tears

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written by Laurie Gordon  Kanika Batra's feature film debut Project Papa  (#tellhimnow ) is deeply emotional snf s brilliantly told narrative on the effects of people struck with Alzheimer's disease and the life changing effects of the people who love them. Official Poster Project Papa debut film by director Kanika Batra A fan is genuinely moved after watching Project Papa  at WoFF 2017 in Glasgow Scotland Screened at World of Film Glasgow 2017 Project Papa...
 

Film Fest 919 launches this October 25th with a an event screening of The Florida Project

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Celebrate the Inception of Film Fest 919 with a special screening of Sean Baker’s THE FLORIDA PROJECT and a conversation with special guest CHRIS BERGOCH, Writer/Producer. 6:00 – 7:00 pm   VIP Cocktail reception 7:00 – 7:15 pm  Welcome from festival founders, introduction of The Florida Project by the film’s writer and producer. 7:15 – 9:45 pm   Film presentation and conversation with ...
 

Living among us the synopsis

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Vampires have just made themselves public! Now a group of documentarians have been granted access to spend some time with them and learn how they live and coexist with humans. But as reality sets in, the crew realize they are in for far more than they bargained for. ...
 
 

Lies we tell will premiere at Byron Bay Film Festival

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  LIES WE TELL   Lies We Tell, on the other hand, is pure fiction, a dramatic “story” from contemporary life.   Fiction, however, located firmly at the crossroads of cultures in cities such as Leeds, where it is dangerous to get caught standing in the middle.   A brilliant young...

The Unwilling will premiere in England at The 8th British Horror Film Festival

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Contacts: Email I The Film Festival Guild  20 Bunhill Row London EC1Y 8UE  United Kingdom I Website I Facebook I Twitter British Horror Film Festival will run the 8th edition November 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2017 London's prestigious Empire Cinema in Leicester Square plays host to the British Horror Film Festival. The biggest premieres from all around the world takes place here, from Harry Potter to James Bond a...
 
 

 

10 Festival wins so far for The Unwilling

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The Unwilling by Jonathan heap won it s 10th festival award last week at Hots Springs Horror Film Festival . WINNER IN 10 FESTIVALS SO FAR Blackout Film Festival  Best picture, best director Oregon Film Awards  Best narrative feature Film Playoff Tournament Best film, best director Toronto Spring of Horror and Fantasy Best Effects  The Indie Horror Film Festival Best actress Dina Meyer, best story Houston WorldFest Gold Remi Award Silver...

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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.

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LIVING AMONG US by Brian Metcalf  - Vampire Found Footage Thriller Ocober 2017 80 minutes

 

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A family of Vampires hire some filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results.  STARRING: John Heard (Home Alone), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You).

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LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, A documentary presented by Jeff Bridges.
USA October 2017 - 83 minutes

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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

 

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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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Mallorca Int'l Film Festival highlights

 
6th ANNUAL EVOLUTION MALLORCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, set in the heart of Mallorca’s buzzing and culturally rich center of Palma, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival’s 6th edition. The nine-day festival will take place, October 26th – November 4th, 2017, and includes an in-person Gala tribute to legendary filmmaker Paul Haggis, a Gala Opening Night event, narrative and documentary competi...
 

40th Denver Film Festival Film Sections

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  Here are a few of the sections you can look forward to seeing at the 40th Denver Film Festival. Tune in on October 10th to see what films will be a part of all these sections.    ...
 
 

Palestinian Film Festival Australia Announces 2017 Program

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CONFLICT, RESILIENCE, STRENGTH AND SPIRIT:   From the award-winning documentary Ghost Hunting where ex-prisoners re-enact nightmarish interrogation memories, to political hip-hop feature Junction 48, and Australian documentary From Under the Rubble, the Palestinian Film Festival Australia returns this year with a program that celebrates the life, art and culture of Palestine and its people. Five documentaries, two features and five short films will screen in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourn...
 

The 1st Annual Film Fest 919 will premiere in Chapel Hill, North Carolina next year, October 2018

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FILM FEST 919 TO UNVEIL IN 2018 AT THE HELM OF RANDI EMERMAN, CAROL MARSHALL AND CLAUDIA PUIG  The 1st Annual Film Fest 919 will premiere in Chapel Hill, North Carolina next year, October 2018, it was announced today by Founders Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall.  Programmed by Claudia Puig, former USA Today movie critic, current NPR film critic and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the festival will showcase award-winning feature films discovered from the fes...
 

Denver Fest Project NEXT will highlight educational programs for students K-8, high school and college students

The Denver Film Festival (DFF), produced by Denver Film Society (DFS), announced its educational programs for the 40th anniversary edition of the Festival. They will include access to the Festival for teachers and students K-8, a robust program for high school students, and a new initiative to connect college students, ages 18-24, with the film industry. “The Denver Film Society's vision is to cultivate community and transform l...
 

Accidental Cinema to Invigorate Perth transforming unoccupied shop fronts into moving images

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The Revelation Perth International Film Festival has partnered with the City of Perth and the National Film and Sound Archives to present Accidental Cinema as a part of the Invigorate Perth initiative.   Accidental Cinema is an ongoing projection-based public art initiative that takes unoccupied shop fronts across the City of Perth and transforms them into purpose-built moving image vignettes reflecting on the City’s vibrant history and contemporary life.  ...
 
 

Guess who is coming to Adelaide Film Festival today

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Check out who's coming to town...     Guests of the Fest     Saturday 7th October 11.30am – Cargo – Meet the cast from the film - Caren Pistorius and Simone Landers along with Directors Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling, producers Kristina Ceyton and Sam Jennings 2:15pm - From Sand to Celluloid – Join Warwick Thornton, Darlene Johns...
 

Byron Bay Film Festival starts tomorrow October 6 wçithe the Freeedom to Marry

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#CINEMAFORTHESENSES   The Byron Bay Film Festival is just one day away. Byron Bay Film Festival invites you to join us on the red carpet gala events, filmmakers discussion panels, VR & AR exhibitions and workshops, celebrity spotting, and an immersive cinematic experience covering a diverse range of genres and themes, including equality, women in film, surfing, mental health, environment, human rights, and much more. ...
 

LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL CONTEST 2017 - Categories, Rules, Themes and Awards

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Our Labour Film Festivals celebrate national and international cinema with the twin objective of recognising and supporting new filmmakers and improving knowledge, accessibility and understanding of social and labour issues amongst a wide and diverse audience. The Festival seeks to encourage creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain stories about work and workers, giving priority to their point of view of the world and social issues affecting their daily w...
 

The 28th Stockholm International Film Festival, November 8-19, will focus on female directors

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Since 2000 half of the winners of Stockholm International Film Festivals’ most prestigious award, the Bronze horse, have been female directors. It is unique for a film festival to both screen and award women and men equally in one competition. Stockholm Film Festival has been working hard for many years to promote female directors in the film industry. Female directors are in general less likely to get funding, which results in fewer movies directed by women. But despite tha...
 
 

The 39th Annual Aspen Filmfest is running

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Line up for 6th Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival October 26th - November 4th, 2017

 
6th ANNUAL EVOLUTION MALLORCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL October 26th - November 4th, 2017   Events include Opening Night Gala   In Person Gala Award and Tribute to Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis   Spanish premiere of The Song of Sway Lake with special guests and writer/director Ari Gold   Special screening of acclaimed Norwegian film Thelma by Joachim Trier   Sundance hit The Big Sick with Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan   Acclaimed Documen...
 
 

REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL CALLS FOR PAPERS

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  The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is calling for papers for its 2018 Academic Conference. Students, academics, independent researchers, filmmakers and film fans from across the world are invited to submit papers and proposals for the Revelation Film Festival Academic Conference to be held as a part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival (which runs from July 5-18 2018). Returning for its seventh year, the conference is uniquely positioned as the ...
 
 

    The Jury of the 16th International Film Students Meeting, consisting of students from centres in Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the USA; chaired by José Luis Torres Leiva has decided to grant the following awards: Panavision Award to the film: For its precision in emotion and tone, rich performances and strong direction, walking a thin line between path... 

Film Fest Tucson Announces Films, Guests and Special Programming

 
The second annual edition of Film Fest Tucson is set to take place October 19-22 in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The festival will feature a total of 30 different films, both narratives and documentaries in short and feature-length format. The screenings will again take place in the historic 101 year-old Scottish Rite Cathedral, located at 160 South Scott Avenue, as they did last year. A new addition to the festival this year is the inclusion of two free outdoor screenings. Friday, October 20 the ...

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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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La 18e édition du PRIX SNCF DU POLAR vient d être lancée

 
La 18e édition du PRIX SNCF DU POLAR, le premier Prix du Public en France qui récompense le meilleur du polar dans trois catégories - Roman, Bande Dessinée et Court Métrage - vient d'être lancée !   Les lecteurs et cinéphiles amateurs de polar ont jusqu’au 31 mai 2018 pour défendre leurs œuvres favorites en votant lors des événements dont SNCF est partenaire, et sur www.polar.sncf.com. Cette année ce sont 5 ro...
 
 
 

Le Western s'invite au FNC

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    Chaque année, le Festival s'engage hors des sentiers battus à travers des programmes spéciaux, dans le but d'explorer des univers thématiques en mutation. C'est encore le cas à l'occasion de cette 46e édition qui offre la part belle au Western, genre que nous revisitons en collaboration avec le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal....
 

Par Toutatis! Goscinny et le Cinéma une expo à ne pas manquer

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Cécile Caillou-Robert, nommée Commissaire générale, pour la partie française, de la Saison France – Israël 2018

Nommée conjointement par le ministre de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères et la ministre de la Culture, Cécile Caillou-Robert prend ce jour ses fonctions de Commissaire générale de la Saison France – Israël 2018, pour la partie française. Forte de son expérience à la tête ...
 
 

39e Cinemed - Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier - 20 au 28 octobre - C'est parti!

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Le Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier dévoile la programmation de cette 39e édition qui se déroule du 20 au 28 octobre.  Après la Grèce, le Portugal et la Tunisie, c’est à l’Algérie que Cinemed donne aujourd’hui la parole en recevant la jeune garde d’un cinéma en pleine effervescence, qui explose sur la scène internat...
 

 

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