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A look back at the Festival circuit this week. Newsletter 674 -

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....

Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu), President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury

  Photo copyright : © FDC-Cyril Duchêne In 2014, the internationally acclaimed Timbuktu caused the greatest emotion among the films in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. This year, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns for the 68th Festival (13-24 May), where he will serve as President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury.   This great poet of contemporary Africa will follow in the footsteps of illustrious directors such as Abbas Kiaros...

EFA Activities during the Berlinale

SHORT CUTS in co-operation with  Berlinale Talents and Berlinale Shorts Producer Sabine Brantus (ARTE), festival programmers Laurent Crouzeix (Clermond-Ferrand International Short Film Festival) and Jukka-Pekka Laakso (Tampere Film Festival), and distributor Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales), all passionately dedicated to the short form, talk about the different ways to present your short film. This panel will consider the reasons for and...

Treasures of European Film Culture

First places listed are in memory of Bergman, Eisenstein, Guerra and the Lumière brothers We proudly present a new initiative: TREASURES OF EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE, a list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. The initiative was inspired by an idea of EFA Members Naum Kleiman and Ulrich & Erika Gregor. Film historian and former director of t...

Ikusmira Berriak is born, an interinstitutional programme of support to new audiovisual projects

IKUSMIRA BERRIAK is a new programme of support to audiovisual projects committed to innovation and experimentation in areas of both cinematic language and means of production. The initiative is the result of collaboration between Tabakalera – International Contemporary Culture Centre, Donostia Zinemaldia / San Sebastian Festival, San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016, Donostia Kultura and the Filmoteca Vasca Foundation. Its main objective is to promote audiovisual creation. ...

Walter Murch: sound and vision in Hollywood

    Walter Murch, the triple Oscar winning editor and sound designer, will be the recipient of the Vision Award - Nescens at the 68th Festival del film Locarno.   Continuing the Festival’s policy of recognizing those individuals whose intuitions and skills have left their mark on film history, the 68th edition will see the Vision Award - Nescens awarded to Walter Murch, the editor and sound designer (a term he coined himself). This award follows those previously att...

Carte Blanche 2015: spotlight on Israel

  © Festival del film Locarno The fifth edition of Carte Blanche, the Festival del film Locarno’s initiative dedicated to films in post-production, this year turns the spotlight on Israel. The films that will be selected will have the chance to be presented to the professionals attending Locarno during the Industry Days. Thanks to a partnership with the Israel Film Fund, which coordinates the Israeli works in progress of the initiative, Carte Blanche will select 5 to 7 fi...

Valeria Golino The Italian actress and director will be a guest at the Festival di Locarno's spring event

  The Italian actress and director will be a guest at the Festival di Locarno's spring event in Locarno and Ascona 19 – 22 March. Valeria Golino, alongside Emmanuel Carrère, will perform in a staged reading from the French writer's latest novel, “Le Royaume”. Additionally, she will also introduce the film she directed, “Miele”, along with co-screenwriters Francesca Marciano and Valia Santella. The program of the film of L’immagine e ...

17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Press Release: Tributes

17th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL – Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2015   The main tributes of the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century honour the work of two filmmakers: that of Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper and of Romanian director Alexandru Solomon. Both will attend the festival to present and discuss their work with the Thessaloniki audiences and guests.   Hubert Sauper Tribute   “My reflex...

Submit to Manchester International Film Festival

Manchester International Film Festival (July 10 -12, 2015) is pleased to announce that entries for the inagural festival are now open via filmfreeway and withoutabox. The links are below. Check the Website: The Manchester International Film Festival has been founded to become an annual event to showcase strong and inventive film-making. Running alongside the established and world renowned Manchester International Festival, which brings over 200,000 people to...