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Highlights and Previews from the Festival Circuit Volume 757 - Filmfestivals.com

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Interview with Prantik Basu winner with his short Sakhisona of one of the three Tiger Awards for Short Film.

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At the Award Ceremony on Sunday 29 January, Prantik Basu's Sakhisona was awarded with one of the three Tiger Awards for Short Film. Can you tell us a bit about your background as an artist. I used to write and illustrate for a Bengali children’s magazine when I was in high school. While doing my graduation in English Literature at the Calcutta University, I started working at a local television channel as a script writer. In 2007, I wrote and directed a shor...
 

IFFR announces winners Tiger Awards for Short Films 2017

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Jorge Cadena (El cuento de Antonia), one of the three Tiger Award for Short Film winners.   46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017     The jury for the Tiger Competition for Short Films completed its deliberations and announced tonight El cuento de Antonia...
 

Hubert Bals Fund and Netherlands Film Fund extend partnership

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New HBF guidelines and deadlines   With a renewed and extended partnership with the Netherlands Film Fund, IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is in full gear for its 2017 application rounds. The new HBF team also announced new guidelines and deadlines, plus commitment to Benelux distribution. IFFR is proud to announce the renewed partnership with the Netherlands Film Fund. The new NFF+HBF Co-Development scheme complements the existing successful NFF+HBF Co-production scheme,...
 

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Action films from Summer Hill Films @ EFM

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ACTION FILMS FROM SUMMER HILL FILMS   LoveJacked Action, comedy   Welcome to the Age of Weaponized Love! College students risk it all to expose a sinister clandestine military project bent on chemically controlling and manipulating the emotion and effects of LOVE. Watch the trailer for "LoveJacked"   ...
 

Smashing new artwork for "Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire"!

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  Summer Hill Films (and TomCat Films) at Marriott Hotel Ballroom, stand #117 from February 9th to 16th.  We are proud to present to you the new artwork for our a kick-ass, sci-fi, action feature Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire! This fast paced crime movie with gangs, drugs and guns rockets to a totally new level as the story is set in a futuristic world and the enemy is messing with the past by ...
 

Best, edgiest horror around from TomCat Films teams up with SGL Entertainment

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TomCat Films teams up with SGL Entertainment to bring you the best, edgiest horror around.  Many territorries and rights are still available!  Ask for avails in your territory. Meet with Summer Hill Films (and TomCat Films) at Marriott Hotel Ballroom, stand #117 from February 9th to 16th.   In the meantime, take a look at the SGL catalog! 20 features full of horror and scifi - enjoy! Visit us at EFM, Marriott Ballroom, Stand...

Three kosovan films will be screened at EFM 2017

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Kosova's Oscar contender HOME SWEET HOME by Faton Bajraktari will be screened on Feb. 11th Saturday - 11:00 - Marriott Studio 'Agron was long considered dead. His army buddies saw him die during the Kosovo conflict, and thus his return home is beyond surprising. Joy, however, soon shifts to a consideration of practical problems, and the man is forced by a variety of circumstances to remain dead – at least officially. His home thus becomes the backdrop for a portrayal ...
 

FOR AHKEEM: A story about a girl that never gives up

 
WORLD PREMIERE – SCREENINGS - INTERVIEWS Nomination for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award Directors: Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest, USA, 2017, 98 Minutes, Color, 5.1   FOR AHKEEM (USA, 2017) is the coming-of- age story of an extraordinary young girl who never gives up as she strives to balance school, family, and trauma within the challenging world of being a Black teenager in America. This feature documentary by Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest will celeb...
 

Berlinale Goes Kiez: The Festival in Neighbourhood Cinemas

 
Once again the Berlinale Goes Kiez special series is bringing the glamour of the festival to Berlin’s very diverse neighbourhoods and the city of Potsdam. The Berlinale will screen at seven select arthouse cinemas known for participating in and contributing to cultural life in their respective neighbourhoods.   In Neukölln a new cinema - w o l f - will be opening its doors for the first time with the Berlinale. And in the Wrangelkiez, one of Kreuzberg&...
 

Berlinale Camera 2017 for Nansun Shi, Geoffrey Rush and Samir Farid

 
Since 1986 the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.   At the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, three personalities will be awarded the Berlinale Camera: film producer and distributor Nansun Shi (Hong Kong, China), actor Geoffrey Rush (Australia), and film critic and author Samir Farid (Egypt).   Nansun Shi, Producer, Distributor (Ho...
 

Berlinale 2017: An Honorary Golden Bear and Homage for Oscar-winner Milena Canonero

 
The Homage of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival is dedicated to Italian costume designer Milena Canonero, who will also receive an Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement.   Milena Canonero is one of the world’s most celebrated costume designers. She has worked with a long list of directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack, Warren Beatty, Roman Polanski, Steven Soderbergh, Louis Malle, Tony Scott, Barbet Schroeder, Sofia Coppola, a...
 

Berlinale 2017: International Jury

 
Once again an illustrious International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden and Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2017. Eighteen films are vying in this year’s Competition for the Golden and the Silver Bears. The winners will be announced at the Berlinale Palast on February 18.   Director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven will serve as Jury President (see press release from December 9, 2016). The other members of the International Jury are producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisi...
 
 

Kuba Czekaj’s new film THE ERLPRINCE will be screened in Berlin

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After the award-winning BABY BUMP (Venice), Kuba Czekaj’s new film THE ERLPRINCE will be screened at the Berlin Film Festival 2017 Following its award at the Gdynia Film Festival (Young Jury Award for Best Film) and its success at the Slamdance Film Festival, Kuba Czekaj’s new film, THE ERLPRINCE, will be screened in European Premiere at the BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL which takes place from 9 to 19 February 2017.   After the award-winning BABY BUMP screened at ...
 

HILDEBRANDT FILM Berlinale EFM Line Up

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        108' / About: Arthouse-Drama, Friendship / Germany / Colour: colour / Languages: German / Subtitles: German, English / Aspect Ratio: 2:1 / Resolution: DCP, 4K ...
 

Berlin'17: Molly Parker/ Bruce McDonald: Weirdos @ Generation 14plus

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Berlinale'17 Generation 14plus   WEIRDOS By Bruce McDonald     Public Screenings: (Q&A expected after each) 14.02.2017   15:30 Zoo Palast 1 (Premiere) 15.02.2017   15:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain 16.02.2017   14:00 CinemaxX 3   Synopsis: Nova Scotia. 1976. The weekend of the American Bicentennial. When 15-year-old Kit decides that living with his father is too repressive, he hits the road to move in with his mother. Accompanied by his...
 

World Premiere of DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski Panorama section

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Official Selection - Section Panorama Dokumente Berlinale 2017        DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski will celebrate its World Premiere as part of this year's Berlinale Section Panorama Dokumente. The film has been produced by the award winning production company gebrueder beetz filmproduktion (Sundance, IDFA, SXSW).  DREAM BOAT a documentary by Tristan Ferland Milewski  Deutschland  2017 92 Min. / OmU &nbs...
 

Il Volo Notte Magica – A Tribute to the Three Tenors Special Screening @ Avant Première 2017

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Il Volo Notte Magica – A Tribute to the Three Tenors With live performance of Il Volo! Monday, 13 February 2017 18:30 - 20:00 Market Screening Hall Scandic Hotel, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin 30 mins Highlights of Notte Magica and The Three Tenors: The Lost Concerts Il Volo - Live on Stage   www.cmajor-entertainment.com Celebrating its 10-yea...
 

Freefly MoVI Pro gets Plug-and-Play Focus and Lens Control with new Torque Motor Bundles from Redrock Micro

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Torque Motors share MoVI Pros design DNA of ultra-light weight, compact size to add focus, iris, and zoom control   Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional cinema accessories, today announced immediate availability of new Torque Motor bundles for the Freefly MoVI Pro gimbal. The new Motor bundles plug-and-play with the MoVI Pro and offer incredible performance and value for gimbal operators wanting to add remote focus, iris, and/or zoom control...
 

5th Discussion on the status of women in film business and gender equity during Berlinale

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5th Discussion on the status of women in film business and gender equity on the occasion of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. February 16th, 11 a.m. We are experiencing a very powerful moment in the gender equity movement worldwide. Our work in the film and media industry is taking place during the last 40 years and in this 5th edition of our discussion we  like to acknowledge the engagement of organisations and individuals who were active in this time fram...
 

Daniel Borgman returns to Berlin with a second feature film “Loving Pia”

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“Loving Pia”follows his award-winning short “Berik” (Cannes) and first feature “The Weight of Elephants” (Berlin)      Adomeit Film is proud to announce the selection of Daniel Borgman’s new film, LOVING PIA at the forthcoming BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL which takes place from 9 to 19 February 2017. This second feature film, about an intellectually disabled woman who finds love, will be screened in World Premiere in the Forum sectio...
 

Academy Award winner Tala Hadid will present her new film HOUSE IN THE FIELDS in world premiere in Berlin

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Sales Agent Alpha Violet is proud to announce the selection of Tala Hadid’s new film, HOUSE IN THE FIELDS at the forthcoming BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL which takes place from 9 to 19 February 2017. The film will be screened in the Forum section and will compete for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award 2017.   House in the Fields (Tigmi N Igren) is the first film of a trilogy set in Morocco that will take us on a journey from the Atlas Mountains, to Casablan...
 

My Cool Dad A new animation feature from Russia screening at EFM

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Professor Salazar hates change. Many years ago, he shut himself away in his laboratory. He lives with his daughter Alisa, who grew up among the test tubes and lab devices. The formula he has finally invented is going to change the world! Without him noticing, Alisa has grown up and no longer wants to do things his way. To return everything back to normal – his body, his daughter and, finally, his good old familiar life – Salazar is forced to venture out into the place he has avoid...
 

Preview and Trailer from Avant Premiere

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PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 2017. The largest trade fair for film professionals in the performing arts. More than 700 international participants come to network with other broadcasters, producers and artists, make co-production, broadcasting and distribution deals and find out about the new technologies that can change their industries. Become a part of this spectacular event now! www.avantpremiere.at ...
 
 

EFM 2017 Latest line-up from Amadeus Entertainment

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   http://amadeus-ent.com/EFM2017new/ Amadeus Entertainment would be delighted to meet you at European Film Market in Berlin and discuss our new slate of films.  To schedule a meeting with us please choose a convenient time slot in our calendar: https://efm2016.youcanbook.me Attendance: 9th-15th February Location:  Stand number 39, ground floor, Martin Gropius Bau                      ...
 

Meet the 10 discoveries of the 20th edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS

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Italy ALESSANDRO BORGHI   Latvia ELINA VASKA   Denmark ESBEN SMED   Netherlands HANNAH HOEKSTRA   Sweden KARIN FRANZ KÖRLOF   Germany LOUIS HOFMANN   Slovenia ...
 

Berlinale 2017 | MENASHE, Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein

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MENASHE (Forum) Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein Written by Joshua Z Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz and Musa Syeed (Acquisition Title/Mongrel Media) Starring Menashe Lustig and Ruben Niborski   Synopsis: Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah's death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son al...
 

World Premiere of ANA, MON AMOUR by Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer (Golden Bear Winner 2013)

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ANA, MON AMOUR by Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer (Golden Bear Winner 2013) in the Competition Line-up at the Berlinale 2017    ANA, MON AMOUR a film by Călin Peter Netzer  starring  Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavalioti, Adrian Titieni, Vasile Muraru  Romania / France / Germany 2016 127 Min. Romanian with German and English subtitles   Production: Parada Film (Romania) Co-Production: augenschein Filmproduktion ...
 

Generation: Juries, Cross-Sections, School Programme

 
Juries and Awards   The International Jury for Generation 14plus presents the Grand Prix for Best Film (7,500 euros) and the Special Prize for Best Short Film (2,500 euros), endowed by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (German Federal Agency for Civic Education). The three members of this year’s jury are:   Benjamin Cantu The German-Hungarian director divides his time between Berlin and Budapest. His feature film debut Stadt Land Fluss (Harv...
 

Zlotowski, Yukisada, Koberidze, Fruhauf, Máté: complete film program of the 3rd Berlin Critics’ Week

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  In the spirit of its opening conference, Berlin Critics’ Week 2017 closes with a political film ostensibly about a myriad of other things. Fittingly also, an accompanying flicker film follows this inner logic of antithesis which by imposing structures seeks to subvert them. Screened as world premieres will be the longest and the shortest films of the program: a 202-minute-lasting exploration of love in the digital imaginarium (produced in Germany) and a look to analogue film &mda...
 

World Premiere of FOR AHKEEM: A story about a girl that never gives up

 
WORLD PREMIERE Nomination for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award   Directors: Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest, USA, 2017, 98 Minutes, Color, 5.1   FOR AHKEEM (USA, 2017) is the coming-of- age story of an extraordinary young girl who never gives up as she strives to balance school, family, and trauma within the challenging world of being a Black teenager in America. This feature documentary by Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest will celebrate its world...
 

GWFF Best First Feature Award Jury

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  Since 2006, when it introduced the GWFF Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-qua...
 

Manuel Abramovich's SOLDADO nominated for a Berlinale Glashütte Original Documentary Award.

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   Manuel Abramovich's second documentary feature SOLDADO is one of the 16 films to be nominated for a Glashütte Original Documentary Award. The film will have its world premiere in the Generation 14plus section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (9 - 19 February 2017).    TAKE A FIRST LOOK ...
 

Glashütte Original Documentary Award Jury

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For many years now, the Berlin International Film Festival has been committed to documentary film and diverse documentary forms. This was evident not only in the programmes of the different sections, initiatives and special series but also in the European Film Market (EFM).   Thanks to the support of Glashütte Original, watch manufacturer from Saxony, the Berlin International Film Festival is launching a new award, the Glashütte Original Documentary Award.   The Glash&u...
 

Blood Road Screenings at EFM 2017

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  BLOOD ROAD follows the journey of ultra endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 arduous miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their Goal: to reach the newly discovered crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot...
 

Market Premieres from Wide House

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THE GERMAN NEIGHBOUR DCP - HD – Argentina - 2017 - 94 min Directed by: Rosario Cervio & Martin Liji Written by: Rosario Cervio Produced by: Nana Ciné Languages: Spanish, German, English Languages:   “Long live Germany! Long live Austria! Long live Argentina! These are the countries with which I have been most connected and which I will not forget. I had to obey the rules of war and my flag. I am ready.” Last words of Adolf Eichmann,&nbs...
 

World Premiere in Panorama REQUIEM FOR MRS J. by BOJAN VULETIĆ

 
World Premiere in REQUIEM FOR MRS J. (Rekvijem za gospodju J.) 94 min, Serbia / Bulgaria / Macedonia / Russian Federation / France 2017, color, Serbian with English subtitles Director BOJAN VULETIĆ and Actors MIRJANA KARANOVIĆ, JOVANA GAVRILOVIĆ, VUČIĆ PEROVIĆ are available for interviews Press screening: Feb 13, tba   Mrs. J., a former administrative clerk, decides to complete all her obligations: wash a sink full of dishes, go to the store,...
 

BERLINALE 2017: Panorama GHOST HUNTING by Raed Andoni

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Above: Atef Al-Akhras and Amar Ouda by Camille Cottagnoud Original title:Istiyad Ashbah, 94 min, Palestine/France/Switzerland/Qatar, color, 2017, Arabic with English subtitles, world premiere Screenings: TBA Raed Andoni and Wadee Hanani (' assistant director') are available for interviews.  Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni heads to Berlin with a haunting memory of his time as a political prisoner. For 25 years, the image of an 18-years- old boy, head ...
 

Sales and distribution deals for PACHAMAMA, from Ernest and Celestine producer.

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  SC Films has boarded international sales rights to animation feature PACHAMAMA from Oscar-nominated producer Didier Brunner, known for The Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells and Ernest and Celestine.  PACHAMAMA will be the first 3D CGI animation to be produced by Damien Brunner and Didier Brunner's new company Folivari. ...
 

BAC Films International EFM line-up

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THE LEISURE SEEKER  By Paolo Virzi   Ella and John are fleeing the suffocating care of their doctors and grown children.   He is distracted but strong; she is frail but sharp.   Their journey aboard the faithful old camper they call The Leisure Seeker takes them fro...
 

Berlinale Talents 2017 - Courageous Encounters

 
Berlinale Talents 2017: Courageous Encounters With Agnieszka Holland, Ana Lily Amirpour, Andres Veiel, Christo, David OReilly, Gob Squad, Isabel Coixet, João Moreira Salles, Paul Verhoeven, Raoul Peck and Other Experts On its 15th anniversary, Berlinale Talents once again offers the public and its 250 Talents a diverse programme of events, and proves that it’s still young enough to keep reinventing itself. “This year’s theme, ‘Courage: Against All Odds,’ c...
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You can't run from a Nightmare: The Evil Within will Scare Fantasporto with the World Premiere:

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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 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
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Fantasporto 2017 reveals a big line up of features and shorts

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FINAL LINE -UP OF THE  37Th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2017   Opening Film: The Age of Shadows- Jee-woon Kim- 140’- Coreia do Sul  Closing Film: Through the Shadow - Walter Lima Jr  (Brasil), 1h 43' 44''-  Bras    Official Sections   FANTASY FILMS IN COMPETITION  FEATURES Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time- Rob Taylor- 93’ – EUA – International Opening O... 
 

Fantasporto 2017 Trailer Channel

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Check the trailers from films showing at Fantasporto 2017 ... Fantasporto Trailer Trailers channel
 
 
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Reviews of Oscar contenders

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by Alex Deleon HIDDEN FIGURES (A számolás joga)   Hidden Figures is a very hard film to write an objective review about. You can't say anything disparaging about a film about colored people (Afro-Americans) overcoming racial  prejudice and you cant say that this is really a Kevin Costner film with a few Afro-Americans supplying support in a thriller about getting a white guy (John Glenn) into space. Nor can you say that Kirsten Dunst is a lot easier on the eye t...
 

Outstanding Film and Television Performances Honored at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2016 at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® held Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. In a ceremony attended by film and television’s leading actors, the 23rd Annual SAG Awards® was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET). A primetime encore pres...
 

4th Feroz awards winners

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                         The 4th Feroz awards ceremony took place in Madrid. Members of AICE ( association of cinematographic informers of Spain) voted for their bests in differents categories, including for the first time also TV shows. Here´s the winner list: Mejor película dramática: Tarde para la ira Mejor comedia: Kiki el amor se hace Mejor dirección: Raúl Arévalo (Tarde ...
 

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Golden Trailer Awards 2017

Early Entry February 14th, 2017

"Call for Entry is NOW open at www.goldentrailer.com

Submit your: Trailers, Teasers, Posters, Video Games, TV Spots, Radio Spots, Innovative Theatrical Advertising & More
Regular Deadline: Friday March 31st, 2017

Seventeen New Categories this year/ best trailer for TV Show or Mini-series, Best Trailer or TV Spot FOR TV SERIES, STREAMING SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, WEB SERIES & MINI-SERIES....

For information on Industry Sponsorship, advertising in the GTA 18 program book and Web Banners on GoldenTrailer.com please email GBrahney@goldentrailer.com.

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New Media Film Festival
June 6-8, 2017

April 25, 2017 Final Deadline

The Best in New Media....Honoring Stories Worth Telling 

Judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and other Industry Leaders
Each entry is considered for Screening, Competition ($45k in awards) and Distribution Opportunities. 
Quotes: 

“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” – VG

"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

 

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The World of Film Festival
September 28 – October 1, 2017

March 26, 2017 Regular Deadline

The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema. 

Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below. 

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

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February 28, 2017 Regular Deadline 

The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. ...

Good luck filmmakers! 

Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

February 10, 2017  Extended Deadline

For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

We look forward to having you screen at our 6th year anniversary!

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

Regular Deadline February 24, 2017

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Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
All genres and forms are welcome.
Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

 

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New York Festivals  
The 2017 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th, 2017

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Deadline extended

The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2017. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

NYF TV & Film Awards New Categories for 2017: Heroes, Ecotourism, and Best Use of Technology

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The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017

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Submit by January 31, 2017
In partnership with filmfestivals.com

Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

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Hollywood Theatrical Debut for "Train Station” Written and directed by an unprecedented 40 filmmakers from 25 countries

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“An ambitious film… This daring experiment pays off.” - Gary M. Kramer, Film International  “Train Station unites cultures and breaks language barriers.” - Maira Zumari, Daily Seni   CollabFeature, a Guinness World Record-breaking, multi-award winning team of filmmakers, kick off the global theatrical tour of their second multi-director feature film “Train Station&rdquo...

LIES WE TELL’s Gabriel Byrne & Harvey Keitel Pack a Punch in Mitu Misra’s Urban Epic Debut

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Whenever Harvey Keitel is in a movie, American audiences instantly have a clue the subject matter is going to pack a punch, and first time writer-director Mitu Misra’s LIES WE TELL pays it off in full. Oscar-nominated Keitel is joined by fellow hard-hitter Gabriel Byrne, in a pair of intertwined lives that are about as intimate as two men can be, even where women are concerned. Herein lies the crux of Misra’s LIES WE TELL, it...
 

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Revolution will play on Ocean Day February 2nd

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Revolution will play at the Arcata Theater Lounge Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM PST along with Distance between Dreams   Revolution:  Filmed over four years in 15 countries, Revolution captures some of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles ever recorded, and gives audiences a firsthand look into the biggest battle ever fought. Discovering that it’s not just sharks that are in jeopardy – but us – Stewart looks to the...
 

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Be Part of an Installation Piece for the NYC Independent Film Festival

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 I am reaching out to people around the country and the world for their input and help. I want to curate an installation piece for the NYC Indie Film Festival, May 2 to 7, 2017. What we are looking for are open and honest talks about how you feel about your place in your community, the country and the world, please keep all videos less between 2 and 8 minutes length. All ideas and thoughts are welcome and will be shown unedited. There are no fees involved in submitting a video and all video...
The NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent filmmakers from NYC and around the world. FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT TO The 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest
The festival will present 300 indie works in the following categories: Narrative feature films, short films, super short films, documentary features and shorts, music videos, animated shorts, short scripts, short sketch comedy videos, and Virtual Reality videos.
The NYC Indie Film Fest is a weeklong celebration of indie cinema with film screenings, industry panels, discussion groups, and after-parties. The Festival strives to promote an open environment for filmmakers, presenting opportunities to network with professionals and fans.
 

Lies We Tell - Review: A suspense-filled crime thriller with a full-bodied social background

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Review by Martin Petrov In a contemporary crime drama, first time filmmaker Mitu Misra gathers together an everyday, yet conceptually original story, complex characters and builds up a plot that can easily compete with indie social realist films from both Europe and across the pond.   Starting off with a dose of eroticism, the development of Lies We Tell into a suspense-filled crime thriller with a full-bodied social background definitely comes as a greatly welcomed surprise. Based and ...
 

Lies We Tell review: "Fasten your Seat-Belts"

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Review by Philip Bergson Fasten your seat-belts  for a gripping, intriguing, eye-opening, startling, emotionally-disturbing and even shocking expose of the underbelly of a northern British metropolis—in one of the most impressive ,assured and utterly independent debut feature I have had the pleasure of seeing in ages. Credibly filmed in and around Bradford, the world’s  first UNESCO “City of Film”, centre of the global woollen industry and in its Edwardian heyd...
 

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THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty

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 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
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LIES WE TELL by Mitu Misra
Bradford International Film Associates Ltd. just completed Lies We Tell their first feature film written and directed by Mitu Misra, with Gabriel Byrne as the lead and a stellar cast including Harvey Keitel, Jan Uddin, Sibylla Deen, Mark Addy & Gina McKee.

A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss's Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.

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Chrome Star Pictures Ltd presents OFFENSIVE, a Jon Ford thriller movie, produced by Jon Ford and Anne Davaud

 

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  

Offensive the synopsis

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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 liv...
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Revolution by Rob Stewart (following the success of Sharkwater) 
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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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Better World Forum Unveils Lineup of Films Selected to Screen in Competition at First Event Held in Cambodia

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Humanitarian Event Designed to Inspire Change Will Provide Funds for Health and Education of Cambodian Children The offical selection of films screening in competition at the 2017 Better Word Forum was revelead today by event founder Manuel Collas De La Roche.   Taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from March 21 - 23, under the Patronage of the Cambodian Royal Family and the Foundation Football for life, the Better World Forum is a one-of-a-kind event with a singular purpose – to...
 

ALL indie Film Makers iNDYREELS Accepting Film Submissions to our site for Beta Launch March 2017, marketing@indyreels.com.

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ALL indie Films, Animations, Studio movies are welcome to submit your films to us.    Eddie Brown, Co-Founder\ EVP iNDYREELS   ...
 
 

 This seventh edition of the festival brings a brand new array of exciting and inspiring films to the South Kensington cinema.  Screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with the film-makers, offering audiences the opportunity to get involved in lively discussions. This year’s line-up comprises nine new feature films, plus the recently restored version of Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 masterpiece THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La Battaglia di Algeri), distributed in the UK by C...Digital Gym

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Pedro Almodóvar, President of the Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes

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Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: 'I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to...
 

Charlie Hunnam Was Right To Nix 50 Shades, He Nabbed LOST CITY OF Z, First Look

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent No, you’ve probably never heard of explorer Percy Fawcett; he’s the main character of best-seller David Grann’s “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon." It's a non-fiction rundown on an Amazonian adventurer who found and lost his soul in the jungle. Now, what if you heard Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam is going to come out in a movie as Percy Fawcett? What an exciting choi...
 

Sustainable Events: Models for Greening & Engagement discussed at Santa Barbara 2016

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Surveys show that many festival-goers would pay more for a ticket to a greener event. Want to learn where to start or how to take your event greening to the next level? Hear from music industry leaders and learn how to reduce your environmental footprint, while also creatively engaging attendees in your sustainability initiatives.Dig deeper and view greening resources here: http://bit.ly/2fIi5SS Moderator Mike Martin Speakers Jack Johnson Kim Johnson Eric Shiflett Sunn...
 

Offensive starring Lisa Eichhorn and Russel Floyd

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RUSSELL FLOYD Veteran stage and screen actor, Russell Floyd gives the performance of a lifetime, bravely bringing the role of Bernard Martin to life, from subtle nuances to dark extremes. A kind-hearted man who is forced to face his worst fears.   LISA EICHHORN Nominated for 2 Golden Globes, including Best Actress, for her role in Yanks starring alongside Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn delivers an incredible multidimensional performance as Helen Martin, Bernard's loving wife ...
 

Jon Ford The director of Offensive

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With a career as Director of Photography spanning over 20 years, including over 200 television commercials and 7 feature films, Jon Ford has written, produced and directed his own feature films, including the worldwide hit THE DEAD shot on location in Africa and THE DEAD 2 INDIA. He now returns as Writer, Producer and Director of OFFENSIVE, shot on location in France. With OFFENSIVE, he takes us on a journey of rage, vengeance and morality, exploring the dark side of human nature and the reperc...
 

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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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Palmarès des 22èmes Lumières de la presse internationale

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Elle, de Paul Verhoeven, a été plébiscité avec les prix du meilleur film, de la mise en scène et de la meilleure actrice, pour Isabelle Huppert, lors de la 22ème cérémonie des Lumières de la presse internationale, qui s’est déroulée ce lundi soir au Théâtre de la Madeleine à Paris. Le prix du meilleur acteur est allé à Jean-Pierre Lé...
 

 

Palmarès 2016 des prix du Syndicat français de la Critique de Cinéma

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PALMARÈS 2016 DES PRIX 2016 DU SYNDICAT FRANÇAIS DE LA CRITIQUE DE CINÉMA   Meilleur film français ELLE de Paul Verhoeven Meilleur film étranger AQUARIUS de Kleber Mendonça Filho Meilleur premier film français DIAMANT NOIR de Arthur Harari Meilleur premier film étranger DOGS de Bogdan Mirică Film Singulier franc...
 

Le Palmarès de Geradmer récompense Grave

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#Gérardmer2017 PALMARÈS GRAND PRIX soutenu par la Région Grand Est GRAVE de Julia Ducournau  (France & Belgique) PRIX DU JURY EX-AEQUO UNDER THE SHADOW de Babak Anvari  (Royaume-Uni, Qatar, Jordanie & Iran) PRIX DU JURY EX-AEQUO ON L’APPELLE JEEG ROBOT de Gabriele Mainetti (Italie) MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ORIGINALE soutenu par la SACEM Cristobal Tapia de Veer pour THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS de Colm McCarthy ...
 

Le Festival International de Films de Fribourg annonce les sections qui complèteront les axes forts de sa programmation

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Un FIFF 2017 au coeur du cinéma Le Festival International de Films de Fribourg annonce les sections qui complèteront les axes forts de sa programmation du 31 mars au 8 avril prochains, une programmation qui interrogera en profondeur l’art et l’histoire du cinéma. Découverte d’abord : la section Décryptage plongera dans les arcanes du cinéma. Relecture de l’histoire du 7e art ensuite : la section Hommage &ag...
 

Le Sesterce d'or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel sera décerné au réalisateur français Alain Cavalier,

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Cette année, le Sesterce d'or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel sera décerné au réalisateur français Alain Cavalier, en hommage à l'ensemble de sa carrière. Nous présenterons en première mondiale ses Six Portraits XL durant le Festival, du 21 au 29 avril 2017! Alain Cavalier | Maître du Réel 2017 > Alain Fraissé, dit Alain Cavalier, est né le 14 septembre 1931 à Vend&oci...
 

VOD, plateformes et services OTT : quelles obligations de promotion des œuvres européennes ? Rapport gratuit de 80 pages

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Promouvoir les films européens sur la VOD - quel rôle pour la législation européenne ? VOD, plateformes et OTT : quelles obligations de promotion des œuvres européennes ? TELECHARGEZ-LE ICI   Ce nouveau rapport gratuit traite des sujets suivants l’essor des services à la demande comparé à la stagnation du cinéma et de la vente/location des DVD le cadre juridique international et euro...
 

300 000 entrées au Festival cinéma Télérama pour ses 20 ans

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  Les spectateurs de la 20e édition ont privilégié “Elle”, “Paterson” et “Moi, Daniel Blake”, pour un total d'entrées avoisinant les 300 000. Le Festival cinéma Télérama s’est déroulé du 18 au 24 janvier 2017, dans 321 cinémas Art et essai, et proposait de voir ou revoir les 16 meilleurs films de l&r...
 

 

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