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            Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Fe...

OPEN CALL FOR FILM and SCRIPT ENTRIES - Early Bird Deadline Expires July 31st...

OPEN CALL FOR FILM and SCRIPT ENTRIES   SR Socially Relevant Film (™) Festival New York (Rated SR) - 3rd edition March 14-20, 2016 SR Socially Relevant (™) Film Festival  New York, a new non-profit film festival, will have its 3rd edition in March 2016 at over 3 venues: The Tribeca Cinemas in Tribeca, The Maysles Cinema in Harlem and The School of Visual Arts SocDoc in Chelsea, with additional venues for special events. Founded by actor-filmmaker Nora Armani...

Line-up of the 15 projects selected for the 2015 European Gap-Financing Market

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The first edition met with considerable success and some of the titles presented last year have already had their world premiere at prestigious festivals. These positive results clearly indicate that the policy of the Venice Film Market and European Gap-Financing Market to help the completion of films, is evidently filling a void in the European film industry. As soon as a project shows a real potential for an audience, the increasing involvement of alternative international financing sources, s...

Special presentations at TIFF 40

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS Anomalisa Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, USA Canadian Premiere A man struggles with his inability to connect with other people. Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis. Beasts of No Nation Cary Fukunaga, USA/Ghana Canadian Premiere Based on the highly acclaimed novel, director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation brings to life the gripping tale of Agu (newcomer Abraham Attah), a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an ...

TIFF treats Gala Screenings with Ridley Scott, Roland Emmerich, Stephen Frears...

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GALAS Beeba Boys Deepa Mehta, Canada World Premiere An adrenaline-charged violent Indo-Canadian gang war mixes guns, bhangra beats, bespoke suits, cocaine, and betrayal. Gang boss Jeet Johar and his loyal, young crew are audaciously taking over the Vancouver drug and arms scene from an old-style crime syndicate. Hearts are broken and family bonds shattered when the Beeba Boys (known as the "nice boys") do anything "to be seen and to be feared" — in a white world. . ...

First round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations at TIFF40

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival®. Of the 15 Galas and 34 Special Presentations announced, this initial lineup includes films from such acclaimed directors as Ridley Scott, Michael Moore, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and D...

Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall. “Over the years the Festival has been proud to present Jean-Marc Vallée’s feature films including Black List, C.R.A.Z.Y., Café de Flore, The Young Victoria, Dallas Buyers Club and Wild,” said Piers Handling, Director and C...

The Transporter Refueled will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format for a theatrical IMAX® release

The Transporter Refueled, the re-imagining of the successful trilogy in the studio's highly profitable action franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres domestically on Sept. 4, followed by a select international footprint in IMAX theatres.   Starring newcomer Ed Skrein, The Transporter Refueled, which will be distributed dome...

The film ''Un otoño sin Berlín'' will be presented at the Basque Film Gala

  The film directed by Lara Izagirre Un otoño sin Berlín will have its premiere during the San Sebastian Festival, in the framework of the Basque Film Gala on 21 September in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.   Un otoño sin Berlín is programmed as part of the Festival’s Zinemira section and competes for the Irizar Basque Film Award, which goes to the best Basque film presented as a world premiere.   The film stars Irene Escolar, Tamar Novas, Ram&...

San Sebastian reveals the films in selection

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 big-name Spanish filmmakers will compete with their latest works for the Golden S...

Do I sound gay?

Showing at DIFF at the same time as its opening in the US is a fascinating documentary about the gay voice called Do I sound gay?. The film is a funny yet technical examination of the gay voice, which I didn't know existed before I saw the film. It is a real eye-opener as it immediately made you examine your own voice. Suddenly everybody in the cinema was practising their s's and going down at the end of a sentence instead of going up! The crowd was mainly gay and they, as I,...

TIME TO KILL (2014) Available Online as of July 2015

"Time to Kill" (2014) by director Justin Rettke has just been released to the public on July 13, 2015. It is a short film about the long wait of a hitman as he spends all night inside his target's apartment anxiously anticipating his return home. The film held its world premier at the prestigious 2014 Palm Springs International Shortfest.   “Time To Kill is an award winning short that explores what a Hit Man does when all he has to kill is Time." For years, we&...

MV prepares KICKSTARTER Campaign for Documentary Gerald Potterton Animator - Beatles Yellow Submarine to Heavy metal

Musivision is preparing a Kickstarter campaign in Autumn 2015 to raise financing for a feature length documentary film on Gerald Potterton. His dry British humour, life on a 200 acre farm in the eastern townships, Gerald can tell us about what it was like to work with Buster Keaton and animating the Beatles Yellow Submarine. Learn about the never released film with a sound track written by Ringo Starr. Scouse the Mouse an animation film conceived by Gerald based on a story written by Briti...

The Center for Documentary Film presented the outcomes of an original research study analysing academic theses

Last week at the Karlovy Vary IFF, the Center for Documentary Film presented the outcomes of its research analysing students’ theses focusing on documentary filmmaking. The CDF team has been working on several research projects and their first output is a detailed analysis mapping the interest of the upcoming generation of film critics, historians and filmmakers in documentary filmmaking, its various contemporary and traditional forms, methods of production, financing and distribution...

Program for the Piazza Grande

  05.08 RICKI AND THE FLASH by Jonathan Demme – USA – 2015 – 100’ Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Edward Norton 06.08 LA BELLE SAISON by Catherine Corsini – France – 2015 – 105’ LE DERNIER PASSAGE by Pascal Magontier – France – 2015 – 28’ Pardo alla carriera to Marlen Khutsiev 07.08 DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume – Germany – 2015 – 105’ SOUTHPAW by Antoine Fuqua &ndas...

The new issue of the Newsletter “DGT online informer” is now available online

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The new issue of the Newsletter “DGT online informer” (no. 119) is now available online: http://www.mediasalles.it/dgt_online/index.htm   You will find   “Karagosian’s Corner” As the digital roll-out nears completion, new educational needs arise: an introduction to the course “DigiTraining Plus: What do you do with digital now you’ve got it?” COURSE TIMETABLE online!   “Women in digital cinema”...

A Dry White Season on Mandela Day

The award-winning and world-renowned French filmmaker Euzhan Palcy will showcase her most celebrated work, A DRY WHITE SEASON (1989), as part of the film’s 25th anniversary at this year’s Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). The film was adapted from a book by the acclaimed South African writer Andre Brink who died earlier this year. Palcy will be honoring Brink on Mandela Day (July 18). Additionally, in a tribute to her contribution to the South African film industry, Palcy w...

Register to the Zurich Summit with Filmfestivals.com Partner Rate

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2nd Annual Zurich Summit | September 26 - 27, 2015 | Zurich, Switzerland The Zurich Summit brings together entrepreneurs, leaders and creative luminaries in film, entertainment and media for an exceptional gathering that revolves around the exchange of new ideas, making new contact...

Musivision & Oscar winner Co Hoedeman team up again! The Cardinal - music composed by Tokyo University of the Arts

Musivision and  Oscar winner Co Hoedemans' film will team up again to produce a short animation film The Cardinal. Musivison president and director of Le MIAFF Montreal International Animation Film Festival, Laurie Gordon says " I think The Cardinal is already a visual masterpiece and its still in post-production.         The animation pulls you in and eloquently captivates you.  Created in a unique stop m...

Richard Gere Attends Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday in NYC

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By Maria Esteves – July 14, 2015 American actor and activist Richard Gere was special guest speaker at the 2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama held at Javits Center, New York, July 10, 2015. Gere paid tribute to His Holiness by sharing a Native American story of Two Wolves and his experience at a 1997 New York private screening of KUNDUN Biopic, directed Martin Scorsese. Organized by the North American Tibetan Association (NATA) of American and Cana...

Fabulous French films in Durban

Urucu Media, one of South Africa’s newest feature film production houses, which recently produced the internationally acclaimed Necktie Youth, is proud to announce that they have partnered with Cannes’s La Semaine de la Critique (Critic’s Week) to host a dynamic selection of the top films emerging from this programme in recent years.  The South African programme launches as part of the Durban International Film Festival 2015, at Cinecentre, Suncoast ...

Munich Fest 2015, The name of the Rose...

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"The name of the Rose",  1986. Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud With Sean Connery as William of Baskerville, learned monk and Franciscan sleuth engaged to investigate the mysterious death of a monk at a secluded Benedictine Abbey in the mountains, which he believes to be murder. His young sidekick is Christian Bale (then twenty) and the most evil inquisitor, Baskervilles nemesis, is M. Murray Abraham, fresh from his embittered ßSalieri role in Forman's Amadeus. Basically a sha...

Revolution selected to screen at Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival

  Since the first edition the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) has significantly grown in size and international participation. More than 70 features, documentaries and short films from over 35 countries were in competition during 2009. More than130 productions formed part of the festival programme.   The main objective of the CWFF is to provide a window on world cinemas. Highlights during 2009 included a focus on the cinemas of Egypt, Israel, Brazil, Italy, Iran, as well as...

Interview with Dietrich Brüggemann, director of the film Heil (Official Selection - Competition)

Interview with Dietrich Brüggemann, director of the film Heil (Official Selection - Competition)  ...
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