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Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Festival

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary, organized yearly since 2004. Verzio aims to promote open society, democratic values, rule-of-law, freedom of expression, political and cultural pluralism as well as to expose abuse and human rights violations throughout the world by presenting quality, creative documentaries.

For the last 12 years Verzio grew dynamically, has screened more than 600 documentaries attracting altogether over 70,000 visitors. The program includes creative, exceptional documentary films which undertake important issues such as poverty, civil wars, war crimes, terrorism, crisis zones, political oppression, freedom of press, minorities, nationalism, xenophobia, racism, discrimination, migration, integration, equal rights, women’s rights, feminism, gender roles, sexual diversity, socialization of children and young people, drug abuse, corruption, domestic violence, people living in the margins of society, exclusion of the disabled and the sick or stereotypes.

Verzio invites everyone to the 13th festival edition between 8-13 November, 2016!

istanbul international short film festival

Istanbul International Short Film Festival is the longest running and most experienced organization among the international short film festivals in Turkey.
 
Short film is a medium based on making best of limited time within the frame of cinema art and gives the directors the opportunity of expressing their talents in the most unique way. The In this perspective the Festival aims to support short film and to provide young filmmakers to present their work both on national and international platforms.
 
The Festival had been started by a group of young enthusiasts on national level and showcased only films produced in Turkey. In years it has attracted a big interest and became an international organization in 1988.
 
As an un-interrupted organization of 38 years, the Festival is a unique example of its kind.
 
The Festival is organized each November and through its one-week-course around 200 distinguished short films from Turkey and the world are screened to filmlovers. Experienced filmmakers, professionals share their experiences through Q&A's and workshops.
 
Until today, around 5400 short films have been screened, 1150 guests have attended the festival, 550 Q&A's and 33 workshops have been organized.
 
The international section consists of only film screenings; there is no competition within this section. Films are selected through a process of focused evaluation process from both the direct applications and also from the films provided by film centers of different countries. These films are being presented to the audience with Turkish subtitles in three different theaters where the directors are ready for an Q&A afterwards. 
 
Festival catalogues of each year provide an important reference for cinematic memory.
 
This organization is being run by an independent committee where Hilmi Etikan acts as the president and keeps it's respectable profile throughout the years.

 


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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

The SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches its 4th annual edition with an open for call for entries May 11. Following the hugely successful three past annual editions with a combines 157 films screened from 35 countries, the fourth edition is scheduled to take place March 13-19, 2017 at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and The School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Campus in New York City, with additional parallel venues for special events.

 

Founded by Actor Filmmaker Nora Armani, the festival covers a wide range of socially relevant issues films and feature film scripts that deal with: the Environment, Racial Discrimination, Immigration, Gender issues, LGBT, Child/Teen Issues, Education, Global Health, Poverty, Unemployment, Business Greed, Undocumented Populations, War and Conflict aftermaths, Climate Change, to name a few. The competition categories program films in the Short, Documentary and Narrative feature categories as well as unproduced film scripts.

 

Prizes include  consultation by The Candy Factory to package the winning narrative feature for theatrical and digital distribution. VOD release courtesy of IndiePix for the documentary feature winner. Ninety minutes of consultation with Cinema Libre Studio for the winning documentary in addition to a 25% discount on a post production package. Film equipment rental packages are offered for winners from partner companies such as Resolution Rentals. And free membership is offered by SundanceNow Doc Club. Curated titles from the short category in the festival are offered digital distribution by IndiePix. Scriptwriting software is offered by Final Draft and a free of charge inclusion on InkTip of the winning script promotes exposure and discovery. A special trophy, the Sona Vessel, designed and donated by Michael Aram adds elegance to the awards. Additional prizes include cash and in-kind offers, as well as special category/thematic awards such as: The Vanya Exerjian Empowering Women and Girls Award, The Women Film Critics Circle Award, The Social Justice Award, The Humanitarian Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and more. Filmmakers selected in the Socially Relevant Film Festival NY get further exposure in such partner festivals as Cannes, Austin, The Other Israel, Reelabilities, and SRFF-Paris, in addition to screening at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.

 

The 3rd edition of the festival opened on March 14, 2016 with a distinguished panel including Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Schenkkan, widely published novelists Marc Levy, Brigitte Gauthier and Lila Azam Zanganeh on adapting the novel for the screen at Albertine Books of the French Consulate in NYC. The red carpet screenings were graced by Gretchen Carlson, Cynthia Gibb, Ahmed Atef, Stavroula Toska, Jet Scouten, Linda Stoltenberg and other participating filmmakers at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas through March 20, 2016.

 

A team of distinguished international jury members including Jacqueline Ada (CNC- France), Marc Duret (Outlanders), Claus Mueller (filmfestivals.com), Nicole Ansari-Cox (actor), Antoine de Baecque (Cahiers du Cinema, Prix Goncourt) present a number of awards annually to narrative and documentary features, shorts, scripts, and works by women filmmakers. The festival features Industry Panels by partner and sponsor industry players such as Cinema Libre Studio, Candy Factory, IndiePix, Maro Chermayeff at the School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Department. Visit festival website for more information and to learn about the winner of previous editions: www.ratedsrfilms.org

 

Submissions are accepted through https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SRFF or through the festival’s website and via email ratedsrfilmfest@gmail.com. Use code CAN16 for an additional discount combined with the already reduced Early Bird submission fee. See you in March 2017 in New York City!


 

On PRLOG:

https://www.prlog.org/12557316.html

 

The International Online Film Festival

Welcome to the International Online Film Festival!

The International Online Festival is now accepting film submissions for its 1st edition, slated for 1 October 2016, which will host over 150 countries and 1,000 films.

The International Online Festival is quarterly, taking place every 3 months, and is open to any professional film produced within the last 5 years, from any country, for the Official Competition, and any professional film older than 5 years, from any country, for the Out-of-Competition archives.

Each country will have its own section and competition. Each country section is divided into features in competition, shorts in competition, and out-of-competition archives. Winners of the country competitions, as decided by audience voting, will establish the pre-selection for the Official Competition.

The festival is open to all genres (features, shorts, documentaries, animation…).

The festival is non-exclusive in nature.

Following each competition all films remain on the website in the out-of-competition archives for 12 months (renewable) for streaming and downloading.

All films will be screened before acceptance. Notification of acceptance will be sent to filmmakers within 48h via email.

FESTIVAL WEBSITE

The demo version of the website is now online and the active countries are CHINA, FRANCE, GERMANY, and the UNITED KINGDOM, each with 16 films each, and is located at:

http://international-online-film-festival.com
USER: festival
PASS: B747747b

We strongly urge you to explore the website to understand its operation and scope.

SUBTITLES

All films, not shot in English, must be submitted with either embedded or SRT English subtitles (for both the preview trailer and the film itself). We also offer a full range of subtitling services for all languages on the website.

MONTHLY PASSES AND FILMMAKERS' SHARE OF RECEIPTS

The Festival operates exclusively on a principle of Monthly Passes, sold for $29.95/month, enabling users to either stream or download any film on the website (including archives) to increase the number of films viewed.

Filmmakers, whether in Competition or Out-of-Competition, will be paid quarterly 50% of all net profits stemming from the sale of our Monthly Passes, in proportion to the number of times each film has been streamed or downloaded. Shorts, as opposed to features, will receive a 1/6 share.

AWARDS

The Official Jury Award for Best Feature Film is $12,500 with a 2nd place prize of $6,250.
The Official Jury Award for Best Short is $6,250 with a 2nd place prize of $3,125.
The Audience Award for Best Feature Film is $6,250 with a 2nd place prize of $3,125.
The Audience Award for Best Short is $3,125 with a 2nd place prize of $1,600.

Prizes are awarded every 3 months.

The 1st gala awards ceremony will take place in one of the theatres of the renowned Angelika Cinema Center in New York City.

SUBMISSIONS

To submit a film, go to the "Submissions" page, after carefully reading "Terms & Conditions", download the Submissions Form (Word file) and return it to us, along with your Submissions Fee (see below) and required materials (trailer, film, poster, photos, biography, synopsis, credits & crew, prizes, awards, nominations, etc.).

The Submissions Fee is $50 for a feature, and $25 for a short (non-refundable). All payments are to be made by PayPal, payable to info@international-online-film-festival.com.

Submissions close on July 15, 2016.

JURY

We invite filmmakers, journalists, etc. wishing to take part in the Official Jury to contact us along with their credentials and references.

RULES

The applicant warrants and declares that he holds all rights to the film for its worldwide distribution online on the Festival's website, and is fully empowered to submit the film to the Festival.

The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, court costs, etc.) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, etc.

The Festival reserves the right to change any dates, price of Monthly Passes, or make any and all other changes to the Festival, at any time, as it deems fit.

For complete infomation on rules, visit the Terms & Conditions page on our website.
 

EQUINALE - Openair Horsefilmfestival

The Equinale® 2016
The Equinale® is an international film festival for horse films and films, which horses play an important roll.

The Equinale® is an event which takes place over four days.

Entertainment films (films for adults and children), documentaries, advertisements and educational films are going to be shown.

There will also be lectures about horses which will definitely catch the interest of the young and old horse fans.

The highlight of this event is the giving of awards to the films in the various categories.

The films are going to be awarded by a mixed jury. The jury is composed of horse thrilled people out of the riding scene.

The children and youth films are going to be rated from a separate jury.

Furthermore two public awards are going to be awarded.

The big film ball on Saturday, on which the films are going to be awarded, is a social event.
It is a theme ball for all horse fans with guests out of the film and VIP scene.

Theme of the ball 2016:
“ Lifestyle and horse-riding in the 1920s”

To round off this event, a small market invites you to go for a stroll. Fashion, art, interior, culinary delicacies including horse products are expected to reduce the waiting time between the films.

Foto 1920er Jahre
Foto 1920er Jahre

Location

 

In the heartland of horsemanship, Germany, this event takes place in the castle Neuhoff/Bibow in northwest Mecklenburg.

The location is in the “garden of the metropolis” Hamburg and Berlin.
It is easily reachable over the motorway and with public means of transport

Further interesting  areas are the state capital Schwerin and the hanseatic cities Wismar, Rostock and Lübeck.

Mecklenburg and Schleswig Holstein, which borders Mecklenburg, are known as THE horse states in Germany.

The castle Neuhoff has been always connected to horses.

From the first owners the von Plessen to the von Basewitz, who had designed and built their own baroque riding park until the beginning of the 19th century, up to the baron von Langen.

Carl Friedrich von Langen, the first German Olympic champion (1928), was excerpted from this family. After his death, he was buried together with his horse on the premises of the castle.

 


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9th Northern Wave International Short film festival Iceland

The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 16th to the 18th of October 2015 in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a  visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.

The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section.  Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.

The Northern Wave weekend consist of a numerous screenings of a variety of international short films. The program also includes a lecture from a professional from the film industry, a fish soup competition at the local fish market and numerous concerts and events during the weekend.

 
 

 

Filmmatic Filmmaker Awards-Competition

The FILMMATIC Filmmaker Awards-Competiton is open to short and feature-length works. 

 

*14 Winners and up to 140 "Best of Category" Nominees will be announced Aug. 31, 2016.

VISTA

VISTA is the most important cinema industry event of the region, organized by Ultracine S.A.

VISTA has evolved and grown year after year over the last six editions, being today one of the most important fairs, gathering more than 600 professionals of the industry that visit us from abroad.

In this 7th Edition there will be exclusive product presentations, exhibitions, trailers of the most important movies in the annual movie listing, meetings and lectures on distribution, exhibition, commercialization and publicity, as well as previews of new equipment and last technological advances, that will make this seventh edition a great opportunity for the entertainment business growth.

For all these reasons this edition turns to be a new appointment you cannot miss because it celebrates the cinema experience. We look forward to seeing you and share it!

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  •  The most representative industry companies executives of the region.
  •  Movie theater chain managers.
  •  Independent movie theater owners.
  •  Distributors and production companies.
  •  State-bodies delegates, private institutions, embassies and universities.

REASONS TO PARTICIPATE

 PRESENTATIONS

Distributors anticipate the most important year premieres to the movie theater owners through exclusive presentations for Vista.

 NEW ARRIVALS

Goods and services companies show their new arrivals related to the industry: digital projections, laser lamps and sound systems, theater seats, etc.

SPECIALISTS

The most respected international specialists give lectures on the new tendencies in the entertainment business.

 BUSINESS

VISTA event is an ideal occasion to reinforce and generate alliances and business with other companies of the film industry.

 

VISTA OFFERS:

 OPPORTUNITY

A great opportunity to establish new commercial relationships and to strengthen the existing ones.

 ENTERTAINMENT

The cinema is an entertainment activity permanently growing that goes beyond crisis and consumption falls.

 TENDENCIES

The possibilities to know new tendencies and entertainment industry advances.

 

Cinema City International Film Festival

The Cinema City International Film Festival is primarily focused on promoting young film authors and indie production from the country, the region and the world, but also on presenting legendary authors and their achievements through retrospectives and review programmes.

Conceptually, the festival is comprised of: Cinema City Films, Cinema City PRO and Cinema City Music

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