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23rd Annual Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival


The first and largest mental health film festival in the world, Rendezvous with Madness (RWM), presented by Workman Arts (WA), returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox alongside the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and Workman Theatre from November 6 - 14 for its 23rd edition. The nine-day festival showcases 20+ programs with almost 40 feature and short films, a multi-media installation exhibition and full day symposium with a spotlight on television and addiction.


The festival kicks off at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St West on Friday, November 6, with the World Premiere of Swift Current - the electrifying saga of former hockey star Sheldon Kennedy. From hotshot young prospect to shattered alcoholic to high profile advocate for victims of sexual abuse – Kennedy's story is given potent documentary treatment by director Joshua Rofé, who creates an intensely affecting case for a culture that still has a long way to go when it comes to acknowledging both the frequency and the impact of the exploitation of the most vulnerable by those in positions of power. Special guests Rofé and Kennedy will participate in an in depth post-screening discussion. On Saturday, November 7 at the Workman Theatre, 651 Dufferin Street our annual symposium Transfixed: Addiction and TV takes place and will include three panels addressing the symbiotic relationship between digital media and addiction.  Screenings continue on Sunday, November 8 with the remainder of the festival taking place at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Monday - Saturday, November 9 - 14.

Most screenings are followed by a discussion with artists, mental health professionals and/or people with lived mental health experience. RWM presents powerful, entertaining and compelling images of mental health from around the world. These diverse viewpoints capture the global discussion surrounding mental health and encourage the breakdown of stigma across many cultures.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe. EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF presented the tenth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival this year. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a showcase of illuminating and unconventional films. Admitted films are judged by a nationally recognized jury comprised of luminaries in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. The festival brings together industry professionals and genre experts to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction, fantasy, and horror cinematic arts.

Garden State Film Festival

the 14th Annual Garden State Film Festival (GSFF), offering a thrilling platform on which to display and celebrate extraordinary talents. With competitive categories embracing documentary, animated, narrative, and short films - as well as music videos, commercials, trailers, movie music track competition with student categories in all  - GSFF is truly a filmmakers film festival with unrestricted access to industry pros and audience.

Unfolding amidst the magic and allure of Atlantic City, GSFF offers practical and career-enhancing panels on subjects such as film financing and independent film distribution. Each panel is led by industry experts with track records of success and limitless knowledge to share. GSFF's competitive categories for college students, graduate students, high school students and younger ensure that anyone with talent and drive can find a place at this festival. As Atlantic City strives to engage the community GSFF will curate a selection of films that are suitable for all ages and seek a wide variety of films to screen to their mutli-generational audience.

In 2016 the fest featured nearly 180 films from 17 countries, delivered engaging panel discussions, and inspired the next generation of filmmakers. Additionally, past festivals have been thrilled to honor notable talents, Ed Asner (MVP), Armand Assante (Lifetime Achievement), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Spirit of New Jersey), Eric Roberts (Wave of Excellence), and Laura Dern (Independent Spirit).  

The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

Eager to celebrate the talents that bloom throughout the Garden State, GSFF invites filmmakers to submit all genres and lengths to the Home Grown category when 75% of principle photography is filmed in New Jersey. In every aspect of its celebration, GSFF is deeply rooted in New Jersey’s legacy as the birthplace of the film industry, and it regales that legacy with great films from around the globe.

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16th Tbilisi International Film Festival

Tbilisi International Film Festival was first held in 2000 within a larger art festival framework, Gift which had numerous supporters and sponsors. Consequently, the festival at that time had interesting and diverse program. In 2002 the festival faced closure threat and a circle of friends and co-thinkers (Gaga Chkheidze, Nino Anjaparidze, Lasha Bakradze, Davit Bukhrikidze, Besik Danelia, Guga Kotetishvili, Gaga Lomidze and Giorgi Kajrishvili) decided to set up the Cinema Art Center, Prometheus to maintain it and run other projects too. In 2002 the Cinema Art Center, Prometheus organized the festival with its scarce financial resources. 

Ultimately, Prometheus succeeded in attracting attention of governmental agencies and in 2004 the Georgian National Film Centre provided it with financial support along with other private sponsors. A couple of years later the Ministry of Culture and Tbilisi Municipality joined the track.

Main aims of the festival are to introduce Georgian public with new works of high artistic value made in Georgia proper and worldwide, inform it about new trends in the world cinema and support development of Georgian cinema industry. Meetings of professionals in cinema community, workshops, master classes, retrospectives and other industrial events organized within the festival's frameworks give motivation to young cinematographers and encourage them to develop talent and artistic vision. We strive to turn the festival into a gathering place for filmmakers, producers, sales agents and distributors in South Caucasus. The festival has gained more significance throughout its history on worldwide scale. Number of the filmmakers willing to participate in the festival in any way is increasing year after year.

The most exciting part of the Tbilisi International Film Festival is the International competition in which 10 - 12 directorial debut or second full length feature films by European directors participate. Since the Festival takes place in December it gives us an advantage of selecting films that have already gained popularity at different festivals in other parts of the world.

There are two official prizes for the categories: Best Film (Gold Prometheus) and Best Director (Silver Prometheus). In addition to the golden and the silver Prometheus we also have the non-official prizes for instance the Parajanov Award, for Outstanding poetic vision. Different organizations are also encouraged to fund the event with various prizes. 

Over the period of twelve years the festival has hosted more than 500 film directors, producers, actors, film experts, documentalists. During these years, TIFF was privileged to host honorable International filmmakers such as Bob Rafelson (USA), Vanessa Redgrave (UK), Leos Carax (France), Greta Scacchi (UK), Mike Leigh (UK), Krzysztof Zanussi (Poland), Mika Kaurismaki (Finland), Franco Nero (Italy), Bruno Dumont (France), Hugh Hudson (USA), Maryam D'Abo (USA), Jafar Panahi (Iran), Franc Roddam (UK), Sergey Solovyov (Rissia), Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey), Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany), Joe Wright (UK), Jim Stark (USA) and others; as well as Georgian filmmakers and actors working abroad: Otar Iosseliani, Mikheil Kobakhidze, Irakli Kvirikadze, Nana Jorjadze, Nino Kirtadze, Mikheil Kalatozishvili, Dito Tsintsadze, Merab Ninidze and others.

Fest Forward

FestForward Convergence is a one-of-a-kind interactive conference and networking event for music, film, food + wine + beer festival organizers.

Addressing cutting-edge technology, sustainability, innovation, safety & collaboration, FestForward will close with "Best of the Fests," a festival award ceremony recognizing North America’s best festivals in game changing categories.

MixNYC Queer Experimental Film Festival

MIX, the longest-running queer film festival in NYC, has presented experimental film, video and installation art annually since 1987, and is the premier festival of its kind, having influenced a direction in current media through its films. The festival's temporary autonomous zone initiates a total, immersive experience, of screenings, site-specific installations, performances, food and music. 

Passion For Freedom

7th Passion for Freedom London Festival Programme- 21-26.09.2015:


Tuesday 22nd September  7:00 pm        


«Parvati Saves the World in three acts» by Ram Davineni


«Art as a weapon and a shield-female empowerment through art.»



Thursday 24th September 7:00 pm        


«Cartoonists: Footsoldiers of democracy» by Stephanie Valloatto


«Cartoons are a serious business:how humour is democracy’s greatest strength.»



Friday 25th September       6:30 pm        



Saturday 26th September  12-3 pm         


Isle of Man Film Festival

Supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council the aim was to bring 'inspiring, enlightening, entertaining and varied filmic fun-with some stellar special guests to the island. The festival was also inspired by a need to have screening opportunities for the increasing number of films being made on the Isle of man by Manx filmmakers.

Our main competition is the International Shorts competition where filmmakers from around the world submit their short films for consideration. Films are categorised with awards for Each Category Winner, The Audience Award Winner and The Best of the Fest. Prizes include exclusive statuettes and cash prizes to assist with funding for their next film.

Only short films with a maximum duration of 15 minutes or under in the following categories, Documentary, Fiction, Comedy, Animation and Island Life are accepted. Through FilmFreeway via private or password protected Vimeo or Youtube link.

Wiper Film Festival

Wiper Film Festival: An Artist-friendly Film Festival that Gets Your Work in Front of Millions


Wiper is a fast growing app with fun new ways to create and share video. It has been the #1 app in 25 countries and has over 18 million users.

Our team is based in NYC. We love independent artists and films. The film festival is our first step to building a better way for your work to find an audience and the financial rewards that come with it.
Through the festival, your work will be available to all Wiper's users. The most highly rated and popular works are eligible for category and festival-wide honors. Our team will also promote the entire festival in the media and elsewhere. 
It is free to submit, and all work that meets our guidelines will be made available in Wiper. Submissions must be received by September 15th. Multiple submissions are encouraged. The festival launches this Fall.
One thing to know is we don’t require exclusive rights to your work. Keep sharing it elsewhere as you like. Remove it from Wiper when you like. You’re in charge.
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THE ARTISTS FORUM (AF), a NY State 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts service organization, is proud to present its latest program, THE ARTISTS FORUM FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE (AF-FMI). This year’s inaugural festival will consist of short films in multiple genres. We are actively seeking films with an innovative vision, and unique perspective.  Please see Festival Rules & Terms for eligibility requirements.

AF-FMI is a competitive program open worldwide to filmmakers of all levels seeking to gain exposure in New York City's international market. Categories include:








Award recognition for various categories will be given at a ceremony in New York City, alongside screenings of selected films.
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