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Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and a...

SERVICES FOR CANNES: We offer coverage and Video crew services during the Cannes Film Festival

Do not hesitate to ask for a quote if you need a video crew, Editorial Booster for your film screening, event, or trade Advertising... Promotion in our dailies and newsletter reaching 172 000 film professionals. Details of our crew.   The team in Cannes   Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies Les Dailies du Festival I Les News du Marché DOWNLOAD THE 2013 COVERAGE I THE MARKET COVERAGE I PROMOTE YO...

Marrakech IFF 14 offers a Tribute to Viggo Mortensen

Martin I. Petrov     Viggo Mortensen, to whom the 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival pays a tribute, presented his new film Loin des hommes (Far from men) in the presence of the director David Oelhoffen, co-star Reda Kateb and the producers, yesterday evening at the crowded Jemaa El Fna square in the old town of Marrakech. When called on stage, Mortensen greeted the audience with well rehearsed Arabic and continued in French inviting them to the fol...

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!   December 12, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, ON – Following a successful first season, Ottawa’s speculative genre festival is opening the Cellar Door once again! Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is now accepting submissions for the second year of the festival, scheduled for November 2015.   Filmmakers are invited to submit speculative films of both s...

Bille August: Masterclass at Marrakech IFF 14

  How would you teach filmmaking? Which films would you show?    Some of my favourites, starting with The Godfather. Practicing is where you learn from, though. Only by doing mistakes you learn how to do better.      How has your life impacted your filmmaking?    I had a very bad childhood and my father was not a very nice man. (laughing) I lived in my fantasies, creating stories and creating theatre plays for my friends. At school I used to go a...

Save Cinemas in Morocco at the Marrakech IFF 14

Save Cinemas in Morocco is an initiative that started several years ago in Marrakech, led by Tarik Mounim. It’s aim is to discover and preserve deserted old cinemas throughout the country transforming them again to culture patrons and promoting national and independent cinema that is rare these days in Morocco.    During this year’s Marrakech international Film Festival, Save Cinemas in Morocco holds an exhibition at the old Cine Théâtre Palace, where visitor...

Who is funding Short Films?

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Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production with the entry fees. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script. Imagine a community that reviews your work,, provides you with abu...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

Another Reason to Blame Canada: An Interview with Leslie Bland on His Film “Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood”

Our interview with producer and co-director Leslie Bland:  http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2014/12/another-reason-to-blame-canada.html By James Latham     Q:  Besides being in Hollywood, what do Louis B. Mayer and Tommy Chong have in common?     A:  They’re Canadian.  Who knew?  You will after you see this film.   Among the terrific independent documentaries we’r...

Attending Filmmakers and Industry Guests at 2014 BIFF

Carlyn Bodmer - Barefoot Bandit  Candice Tab - Battered  Charles Porter - Battered  Natalie Lynne Castillo - Battered  Alexander Stuart Hauck - Battered  Toby Lomas - Battered  Andread Madjid Siege (Andy Siege) - Beti & Amare  Deryn Williams - Big In Japan  Sean Lowry - Big In Japan  Phillip Peterson - Big In Japan  David Drury - Big In Japan  John Jeffcoat - Big In Japan  Tara Lynn Orr - Bis Gleich  ...

Debra Messing to be honored at BIFF

Debra Messing at BIFF, she will be honored as the 2014 BIFF Shining Star, Friday, December 5 following her Opening Night Film Friday, December 5 at 7:30pm LIKE SUNDAY LIKE RAIN !! at the Atlantis Theater   Messing landed her first television job in a recurring role on the hit dramaNYPD Blue in 1994. Her career advanced steadily from there, with guest spots on shows such as Seinfeld and a series of film roles: Keanu Reeves's wife ...

Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship 2015 Berlinale and Glashütte Original Announce Jury for the Fourth Round

    Launched by the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section and Berlinale’s co-partner Glashütte Original, the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” will be awarded for the fourth time to a young talented director prior to the Berlinale. Conceived to support young German filmmakers in developing a project, material and screenplay, the € 15,000 fellowship is funded by the watch manufacturer Glashütte Original. Eligible to participate were all d...

Berlinale Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders

Dennis Hopper in The American Friend, 1977      The Homage of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who will also be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement (see press release of August 21, 2014).   The award ceremony on February 12, 2015 at 10 pm in the Berlinale Palast will include a screening of Der amerikanische Freund (The American Friend, 1977). The film thriller, based on a book b...

Dieter Kosslick will stay Director of the Berlinale until 2019

  Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters has extended Dieter Kosslick's contract as Director of the Berlinale until May 31, 2019.   Dieter Kosslick assumed directorship of the Berlin International Film Festival in May 2001. Since then, he has enriched the festival with numerous innovations and initiatives, established the EFM (European Film Market) as one of the most important film markets worldwide, and firmly rooted German film within ...

Andy Siege to attend BIFF with Beti and Amare Filmfestivals.com's Interview

Filmfestivals.com met with Andy a young filmmaker preiering his film on th efestival cicruit last septemebre at Montrreal World Film, a low budget Sci Film shot in Ethiopia.  Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the peaceful south of the country. But the Italians are marching closer. Beti's only hope... will come from above!     BETI AND AMARE   2014, Colour, Germany, Ethiopia, Focus on World Cinema  ...

Legend of Polish cinema Krzysztof Zanussi arrives at the Black Nights

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  One of the best-known Polish film directors Krzysztof Zanussi arrives in Tallinn today. Zanussi acclaimed international fame with his first full-length features “Struktura krysztalu” (1969) and “Family Life” (1971). Tonight he will present his latest “The Foreign Body” (2014) at a red carpet special screening at the Black Nights Film festival. “The Foreign Body” premiered at this year’s Toronto film festi...

IFFS panel : I'm every woman- Woman in Film and Music

We all know it can be lonely at the top, lonely at the bottom…and even in the middle. We’ll explore how women can support each other and bring unity, clarity & a complementary voice to the festival experience & workplace. In fact, our panel of experts have done it quite nicely, thank you. No grumbling allowed. And we play nice with boys too! Moderator: Christine Devine, news anchor
 & reporter, KTTV FOX 11 Panelist: Nora Dunn, Comedian/ Actress/ Writer ...

Wonderful Women by Wordpress reception at the Summit

registered members of the Conference will gather in the Hyatt Regency for a party sponsored by Wordpress on Wonderful Women. Don’t miss out on libations and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of WordPress! There will also be a special mix from DJ Taz! When: Monday December 8th, 2014 Time: 5:00 PM  Where: Tradeshow Floor, Hyatt Regency Austin For more information, visit us at: filmfestivalsummit.com or imfcon.com. ...

Interview with Najwa Najja for EYES OF A THIEF representing Palestine at the official Foreign Film Oscars

Based on true events, Eyes of a Thief directed by Najwa Najjar, follows the journey of a mysterious man at the height of the Palestinian Uprising, in 2002. After Tarek is being treated by local nuns, who help him escape, he's soon arrested by Israeli soldiers. Ten years later, he is released from prison and returns to his town, a place transformed by drastic changes. He sets off to find his daughter Nur. As secrets are uncovered, light is shed on the stifling nature of contemporary Palestini...

Nima Javidi, dir. of 'Melbourne' / Interview

INTERVIEW: Nima Javidi, director of Melbourne, Opening Film of Venice71 Critics Week  Director Nima Javidi opened this year's Critics Week at the 71st Venice Film Festival with his debut feature Melbourne, telling the story of a couple in contemporary Iran whose planned migration to Melbourne is prevented by an unfortunate event few hours before departure. Javidi is the director of six short films and two documentaries. He is mainly known in Iran for his work on televisioncomm...

Meet the Executive Board od Cine Las Americas

Meet the Executive Board Hector Silva Hector has been a fan, volunteer and financial supporter of the festival for longer than he can remember. He began serving on the Board of Directors in 2012. He brings executive zeal and experience serving other non-profit boards to the team. He remains an community leader and avid Austinite focusing on sustaining the city's community, charm and appeal.       Denise Garza Steusloff Denise's involvement with the festival b...

Two day left to vote for the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2014 Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin stands for re election

Information for EFA Members   The self-nomination procedure being concluded, it is our pleasure to present to you the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2014. We wish to thank all candidates for their commitment!  How to vote: Click here: EFA Members' Area and enter your membership number  If you don't remember your password, you can simply request a new one by clicking on &l...
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