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EFX and Agence du Court Métrage Present the Short Films Night in Jakarta

EFX will introduce the Best Shorts from France, screening a 80 minutes program at Institut du Film Français. A selection of animations by Agence du Court Métrage, one of the graduation shorts by La Femis (leading french school) the winner of The Cesar 2015 Best Animation Short, the Audience Award Winner of Annecy (N°1 animation Festival and Market in the world) and the winner of Cannes Banlieuz Art competion.   Under the title "Human Beasts", this program (L...

Cinderella, Review: Kinder Ella and some Branagh courage

Cinderella, Review: Kinder Ella and some Branagh courage Eschewing 3D and confining the classy animation/effects to only relevant scenes, Cinderella is a new take on the fable of the tortured step-daughter and her Prince Charming, with major roles played by animals and objects, led by a dazzling and highly desirable glass slippers that many teenagers would be willing to die for. It is the same old story, with minor cinematic license and major positive shift in logic. Ella (Eloise Webb) is an...

A look back at the Festival circuit this week. Newsletter 678 -

This weekly newsletter reaches 192 000  subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts I was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6....

The London Feminist Film Festival is now accepting films

After a year's break, London Feminist Film Festival is back for 2015 and submissions are now open!   Submit your film to us here:   We look forward to receiving your films and to seeing you at the festival! More details to be announced soon.   To receive our newsletter, email   Find us on Facebook at and on Twitter. ...

Madrid will host an international film festival: The name is Filmadrid...

FILMADRID International Film Festival was born with the determination to discover new paths in the landscape of contemporary cinematography, with a focus in the promotion and exhibition of author cinema. We accept films from all over the world. The call is open to fiction and non fiction films, with special interest in works that innovate in their narrative and formal approaches, regardless of production formats. FILMADRID is created by Pasajes de Cine, a cultural association based in Madrid. ...

Guadalajara Film Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary, and the winners are

Text and photos: Leopoldo Soto del Toro JAIRO BUSTAMENTE MARIA MERCEDES CROY IXCANUL  PEDRO HARES Best Short RETES-Y-ARAU STEPHANIE-SIGMNA     Ivan Trujillo, head dean film festival in Mexico has been instrumental in consolidating this celebration as one of the most important in Latin America, and why not; the world.   Trujillo; has the consensus of filmmakers, producers, sustained confidence in the years chaired the Film Library of ...

BLACK BOX 2.0, the second edition of the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle set for

  Aktionsart is proud to announce BLACK BOX 2.0, the second edition of the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle. The festival takes place May 6 - June 7, 2015, during the Seattle International Film Festival. It is organized independently by Aktionsart, a new art and technology nonprofit in the Pacific Northwest. Programming is nomadic and antidisciplinary, presenting contemporary artists who expand the language of cinema. The festival is focused on ...

HAFF announces winner Professional Award Dutch animation & nominations Grand Prix

At the festive opening of HAFF the winner of the Professional Award was presented and the nominees for the Grand Prix of Dutch Animation were revealed. Professional Award for Dutch animation The Professional Award for Dutch animation was awarded to The Black Room by Robbie Cornelissen & Kees Went. The expert jury, consisting of Marieke van Middelkoop (filmmaker, NL), Menno de Nooijer (performer and filmmaker, NL) and Serge Onnen (filmmaker, NL), said this about the film: ‘...

Men In Black Director To Adapt Doco About Houdini-Like Escape Artist

The filmmaker of such blockbuster movies Men in Black, Get Shorty and Addams Family, Barry Sonnenfeld will direct and produce a film adaptation of the documentary  An Honest Liar. Now the question is who will be playing the charismatic James "The Amazing" Randi? Johnny Depp is our guess. See press links below. Variety The Hollywood Reporter   With HBO's true crime documentary The Jinx making headlines last week, we recognize today when documentary films are mixed with...

New York: Burma themed films – Retrospective of Midi Z

The New York Asia Society presented from March 6 – 13  Homecoming Myanmar, the first US screening of the films by Midi Z, a Burmese-Taiwanese film maker. Under the military dictatorship the once vibrant Burmese film industry was destroyed and is now slowly recovering; overcoming the obstacles of having no film infra-structure and competing with pirated films. Midi Z was born in 1982 in Myanmar to ethnic Chinese parentage and raised there. He left at the age of 16 for Taiwan where h...