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Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal

   Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. ...

25th New York Jewish Film Festival Lineup

By Maria Esteves - January 9, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in Lincoln Center, New York, January 13-26, 2016. This year's silver jubilee presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will showcase over 30 prestigious independent films from around the globe including special presentations, anniversary screening by filmmaker Todd Solondz, musical events, panel discus...

Manchester Film Festival announces official selection

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The Manchester International Film Festival (March 3-6) has announced its official selection this morning and will open with the international premiere of sports documentary Dennis Viollet - A United Man.   The film is a portrait of the late Manchester United football player who survived the notorious Munich air crash of 1958 and went on to become not only the captain of Manchester United but also the first British footballer to pioneer the sport worldwide and bring ‘soccer&...

the "Exchange" - Make a list of props you need for your next film!

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Writersandfilmmakers.com is introducing usefull services for filmmakers! We call it the “Exchange” and it should be live in about a week!   List props you need for your next film! List your past or current films and posters for marketing purposes. Audience members can lend props, time, locations etc by describing them and/or taking a photo of the item.   Oh, and it’s free, free free!   Let us know how you think we can improve...

Pictures from FestForward First Edition

Festivals Directors from LA Best Sponsor Delta Michelle Lee Dave Mason  (Traffic Jam) Malcom Mc Dowell declared when offering him the Award Just dont sit on it! Hawai Food and Wine Best Fest Award Tribute to Alice Cooper Shep Gordon talent Manager Supermensch award     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]...

Savannah Film Festival; A Must!

Photo Credit - Getty Images for SCAD Savannah is a city attracting a lot of attention in recent years, not just for its rich history and old world charm but for its growing film industry as well. The city itself has played a main character in dozens of films including GLORY (1989), FORREST GUMP (1994), SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (1995) and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997), to name a few, and it has found its place in the setting of many great novels including “High ...

2015 DOC NYC Opening Night U.S. Premiere of Miss Sharon Jones!

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By Maria Esteves – November 27, 2015 The Sixth DOC NYC Festival Opening Night U.S. Premiere of MISS SHARON JONES! music documentary by two-time Academy award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2015 DOC NYC, was held at SVA theater, New York, Thursday, November 12, 2015. A special Q&A discussion with director Kopple, Grammy Award nominee singer Miss Jones and the Dap-Kings band moderated by artistic director Thom Powers, DOC NYC, preceded the opening nigh...

Review: In Jackson Heights

By Maria Esteves – November 8, 2015 Jackson Heights, Queens, the multicultural capital of the world is truly the heart of New York City depicted by director Frederick Wiseman in his latest documentary IN JACKSON HEIGHTS. Set in present day and filmed Vérité, this compelling over 3 hour documentary explores the authentic multicultural and religious communities where people from all over the world come to visit and live because of its unique neighborhoods, businesses and b...

MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, I

MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, I                                                                                                        (Coming up: Part II) It began in 1997, as the International Film Festival of Mumbai (IFFM). Som...

2015 Epic ACG Fest Scheduled for November 7-8 in Albany,CA

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October 28, 2015; Albany, CA - The 2nd annual Epic ACG Fest (EACGF) will take place from November 7th to 8th, 2015 at the Albany Community Center in East Bay of San Francisco, California. Organized by Maeya Culture Exchange Group, Epic ACG Fest is a unique event that showcases animation, comics and games. Through animated film screenings, comic art exhibitions, game tournaments, and cosplay contest, EACGF brings together the creative elements, the artists and the general public from worldw...

Tickets Now on Sale for Cellar Door Film Festival!

OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devoted to films in the speculative genres is opening up the cellar again to showcase sinister and supernatural films to Ottawa audiences. Advance tickets and festival passes are now available through Universe at a discounted price. Things go bump in the night ...

UNCANNY Screening

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AUSTIN, TX -- As part of its year ‘round programming, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is excited to announce the Texas premiere of UNCANNY on October 14 (9:00PM) at Flix Brewhouse. Director Matthew Leutwyler will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.   In UNCANNY, the world's first fully-realized Artificial Intelligence exhibits startling and unnerving emergent behavior when the woman reporting on it begins a relationship with its creator. A love tr...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up!

    Cellar Door Film Festival Offers Audiences a World Tour of Speculative Cinema!   Festival returns with a mix of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from around the world.   29 September, 2015 For Immediate release   OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devote...

2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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We're accepting films to our 3rd year!  We will boast 7 days of independent cinema from all over the world in a modern theater in the heart of the world-famous arts distrcit in North Hollywood, California!  All genres accepted.  Awards given in multiple categories.  Check us out at www.nohocinefest.com.  We are on Withoutabox and Film Freeway! ...

Mumbai Mantra-CineRise Screenwriting Programme 2015: It all begins with a story, and then …

Mumbai Mantra-CineRise Screenwriting Programme 2015: It all begins with a story, and then … Names, names and more names. And frankly, Anjum Rajabali, should consider an alternate career as a compère. Not many could rattle off name after name of film personalities and their films with such élan and in such fluent English. And even then, had the audience at the J.W. Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai, not already partaken of a sumptuous Sunday-morning breakfast, it would have found it ...

Rastafest 2015 4 Events. 6 Days.

The countdown for the annual Rastafest events has officially begun! Are you ready for the festivities? Get your tickets now at www.rastafest.com. We have six days of enriched events to share with you all. TweenFest - August 14, 2015 Rastafest Community Launch - August 18, 2015 Rastafest Film &  Music Festival - August 19 - 21, 2-15 Rastafest International Concert - August 22, 2015 For ticket prices and event time visit our website! Don't be left out on the annual celebrat...

38th Annual Asian American International Film Festival Premiere of My Voice, My Life Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves – July 30, 2015 The 38th Annual Asian American Film Festival 2015 (aaiff15) Opening Night New York Premiere documentary MY VOICE, MY LIFE, by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang, commenced Thursday, July 23, 7:00PM at Asia Society. The Q&A session with director Yang and cast members Coby Wong and Sio Fan Lam moderated by La Frances Hui, film curator, Asia Society, preceded the Opening Night Gala Reception. Questions posed to director Yang and cast members by ...

Spanish films at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival

                      Today a presentation was held in the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas headquarters of the films produced in Spain to be screened at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival, opening on September 18. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Maialen Beloki, member of the Management Committee announced the titles to be presented in the different sections. Some of the ...

The Cannes Sketch, by Nesta Morgan

This year’s Cannes sketches took off with the European Audiovisual Observatory, where the panelists discussed A Fistful of Euros and The Future of Film Financing in Europe. I envisioned the creative inability to access finance markets, the digging of consumer trenches with no fiscal incentives where the players in the common landscape seemed to evolve from crowd funders. People participating in works of art is important to the health of society, and intellectual property rights is im...

Udo Kier to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 11th Grossmann Festival

With great pride and joy we announce that this year's guest of honour and receiver of Honorary Vicious Cat award at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will be the legendary German actor Udo Kier, one of the most iconic faces of world cinema. In his amazing career he appeared in over 200 films, from low-budget horror and erotic films to celebrated arthouse films and Hollywood blockbusters. He collaborated with directors such as Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ...

Animal Film Festival on Tour Cupertino CA

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The 2015 Animal Film Festival (AFF) is on tour this summer making appearances in Santa Cruz and Cupertino, California.  The Santa Cruz fest was a smashing success with a sold out audience and special guests.   On Sunday August 23, the AFF will be at the Bluelight Cinema theater in Cupertino from 2:00 - 5:00 screening eight films several of which are the Audience Choice award films chosen during the 2015 AFF in Grass Valley, California. Films at the AFF on Tour: Cowspiracy, EXPOSED: U...

Stig Bjorkman's 'I Am Ingrid' mesmerizes 68th Cannes Film Festival

Ingrid Bergman with her film camera on the road.   Courtesy of Mantaray Film   By Moira Sullivan for Filmfestivals.com The festival poster for the 68th Cannes Film Festival is a picture of Ingrid Bergman. Her image is used in most of the daily schedules and this is truly because Swedish filmmakerStig Björkman’s documentary - " Jag är Ingrid" (Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words,...

Todd Haynes furnishes Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' for Cannes selection

  Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' and 'Therese' Courtesy of Festival du Films de Cannes, used with permission   By Moira Sullivan for Filmfestivals.com Todd Haynes "Carol" is at the top of the list for Anglo-American critics at Cannes but it is not a top runner for Francophiles. The biopic is artistically executed with soft filters and props from...

"Cannes: Screen Jury Grid gets new joint leader"

By Moira Sullivan  for Filmfestivals.com Screen rules:  After days of domination by "Carol" among selected critics Hou Hsiao Hsien's "The Assassin " moves a few points ahead of Todd Haynes and surpasses the water mark that has been consistent for days.  "The Assassin" is very much the top contender for the Palme d'Or for this year's Cannes, according to film critics, due to an exceptional mis en scène - costume, makeup, lig...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces New Venues for 2015!

  2015 CDFF Venues Announced!   This year marks the second season for the Cellar Door Film Festival, and our festival team is thrilled to share the news about our chosen film screening locations. We look forward to welcoming our 2015 festival audiences to these exciting venues:     *OPENING NIGHT!*   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5th   The Mayfair Theatre - 1074 Bank St.   One of Ottawa’s last two neighbor...
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