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Purgatory V Film Exhibition - A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul

purgatory / noun / an intermediate place or state of temporary suffering for expiatory purification

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Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.

From within this, the DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul.  Held on March 13th & 14th 2015 at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery, Purgatory will present approximately 90 minutes of short films of introspective, emotive and/or enlightened subject matters from filmmakers worldwide.  This is not an industry-focused film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal collections.

NOW FEATURING…THE PURGATORY BAZAAR – Come in early before the show and visit the Purgatory Bazaar featuring over a dozen local artists from the DAMNED Exhibition selling their own original art, prints and merchandise.  Help support local artists!

Admission is $10 ($5 matinee Sat at 5pm), which includes a coupon for $5 off any $25+ purchase in the bazaar and free popcorn.  This event is 18+ due to mature film and art content.  A cash bar is also present for alcoholic and non-alcoholic pleasures.

Purgatory V – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
Fri March 13 – Bazaar 6p-midnight – Showtimes 7p & 9p
Sat March 14 – Bazaar 4p-midnight – Showtimes 5p, 7p & 9p

Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit

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Animal Film Festival

In its second year, Animal Film Festival (AFF) is the only global fest of its kind, seeking specifically animal-themed films in every category. AFF is held at a beautiful and state of the art theater in the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills in Grass Valley, California. AFF kicks off with an invitation only party the night before the fest - serving delicious catered vegan food and beverages. Filmmakers are provided with free lodging (as available) and VIP treatment throughout the fest. Audience discussions follow films where the filmmakers are present. Each filmmaker receives a gift bag loaded with animal friendly products. Best of all, the films screened at Animal Film Festival go far in changing people's minds and treatment of animals. This is a win win for our audience and animals.

AFF seeks films that bring awareness about the realities animals face in the world today. The stories showcased in documentary, scripted, feature and short films will be engaging, funny, edgy, beautiful and inspirational. The festival seeks to explore topics about companion animals, wildlife, animals in entertainment, farming, and laboratories. We are looking for films that highlight ways our society celebrates our relationships with non humans, as well as films showing the ways we mistreat them. Animal Film Festival aims to not only entertain audiences but to propel people into action to change their own lives as well as the animals effected.

Awards & Prizes

Awards are given in the categories of Feature, Short and Student. The awards last year included a framed certificate listing the filmmaker(s) and the title of their film/category. Each filmmaker also received a gift bag filled with animal friendly products.

Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

A key music world calendar event, Indie Week is embracing sight and sound with a companion program – the Reel Indie Film Festival.

The second edition of the festival takes place October 14th – 19th, 2014 in Toronto, a filmmaker’s mecca and media launchpad for some of the industry’s brightest young talent. This year the festival grows to include 2 more features, shorts and music videos.

RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, from the teenage dream of following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, to using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs. Films that make us think, that move us, and that capture the essence of a band or song.

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

 
LICHTER Filmfest offers an eclectic mix of films with a focus on the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region but also on international films and video art. The 8th Edition of the Festival in 2015 revolves around the topic of money, in all its forms. The festival reaches out to the city and the region with several exhibitions, installations and performances.

Sections: Feature-length Competition (Fiction, Documentaries), Short Film Competition, International Video Art Competition, Out of Competition, International Films, Retrospective, Special Screenings

Terms of Entry: Feature- and Short Film Competition: only films connected to the Rhine-Main-Region, completed in 2013 or later
International Program: Focus Topic "Money" (2015)
Audience Award: all films without a German distributor (in and out of competition)

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Short Films

Subtitles

Format: 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline: 01 December 2014

Attendance Figures: 10,000

Awards: Best Feature
Best Short
Audience Award
Lichter International Art Award

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.

Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials. 

Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.

Musicians who can provide great music and work together with filmmakers, we provide a platform for independent music artists and film score composers to create exposures for themselves through live performances, networking with filmmakers and sales or free giveaway of their materials. 

23rd Contravision International Film Festival

We are pleased to inform you that the 23rd International ContraVision Film Festival has launched its 2015 call for entries.

The deadline for submission is Monday, December 1st 2014.

There is no submission fee, just our own online entry form and upload.

The films should not be longer than 30 minutes and there are no restrictions regarding genre, style or topic.

You find the online submission form at http://www.contravision.de

The 23rd ContraVision will run from March 20th until 28th 2015 at Cinema Central in Berlin, Germany. It presents action, comedy, horror, animation, romance... and more... from all over the world. The audience will vote the winners of the ContraVision Awards.

Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival

In May Porto opens its doors to the monochromatic aesthetics. The Black & White - International Audiovisual Festival, which receives video, audio and photographs in black and white, will take into competition works from all over the world.
With unique worldwide characteristics this initiative grew from the need to answer to the audience's growing sensitivity to black & white specificity, leaving behind the prejudice that relates this aesthetics with works of early cinema.
But the festival shows more than videos and photos in two colours, it also encourages the creation of sound environments referring to the black and white.
Over four days, several activities related to the audiovisual world will be carried out in addition to the competitions: artist talks, screenings and extensions from other international festivals. The nights will also be exciting with a broad cultural program.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF PRAYAG,Allahabad, India-IFFP 2015

International Film Festival of Prayag, is going to start its journey with the support of cine lovers across the world. The festival has been started by the persons having long associations with the industry under the ages of Z&Z MEDIA PVT LTD, a media production house based in Delhi, which is continuously working in this field from past 15 years. Short films have emerged as a universal experimental platform for both professional and amateur film makers alike. With proliferation of high quality digital technology at relatively low prices, every film enthusiast wants to embark on film making and short films are the first stepping stone in that effort. The IFFP 2015 is going to be a unique event because of its quality and excellence and undoubtedly for the place that we have decided- Allahabad,India

Allahabad
Allahabad ,also known as Prayag ,is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad District. As of 2013, Allahabad is the seventh most-populous city in the state and the thirty-sixth most-populous city in India, with an estimated population of 5.11 million in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region. In 2011, it was ranked the world's 130th fastest-growing city. The city's original name – Prayaga, or "Place of Offerings" – comes from its position at the union of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati Rivers called “SANGAM”, It is the second-oldest city in India, and plays a central role in Hindu scriptures. Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events, including Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon. Although the city's economy was built on tourism, most of its income now derives from real estate and financial services. Film Stars like Amitabh Bachan, , Anubhav Sinha, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shubha Mudgal, Jaddanbai ,Nargis etc also belong to Allahabad we hope it would be a great place to organize a film festival. The city has best connectivity of Airport and Railway so there would be no problem of transportation from any part of the world.

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