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Jonathan Wolf Interviewed on AFM 2017

  A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998. I sat with Jonathan Wolf at the Fairmont Hotel during the 2017 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say:   This is an interesting year in distribution, right? What's the general feeli...

Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

Bruno Chatelin has been entertaining very close links with the festival community in the past 15 years. He has struck partnership with most of key festivals and markets. Check the most recent ones Cannes, AFM, Venice, Tallinn... Named Advisory Board Member in a few film festivals around the world; such as The Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and acto...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venie Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

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 192 000 film professionals. (with an increase of 20 000 subscribers over last year) Details of our crew.   The team in Cannes   Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies I Animation Day in Cannes I ADIC Dailies Les Dailies du Festival I Le...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces two Lifetime Achievement Award winners Jörn Donner and Tõnu Kark

Jörn Donner Estonian actor Tõnu Kark and Finnish director and producer Jörn Donner to receive honorary Lifetime Achievement Awards. 84-year-old Jörn Donner is a renowned Finnish film director and producer, who has produced nearly 60 films, including Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny And Alexander, winne...

The Australian actor David Wenham returns to host the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

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For the first time, Wenham will be joined by broadcaster, journalist and face of Australia's SBS World News, Lee Lin Chin. Yesterday we announced the exciting list of actors, producers, directors and writers who will flock to Brisbane to attend the gala event on 23 November at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. We are also excited to share that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) presented a special screening of Kirsten T...

The Creative Coalition Launches #KeepTellingPeople™ Campaign

  Partners with Birds Nest Foundation and Storio Creative  To Stand Up Against Sexual Harassment   The Creative Coalition announces the launch of #KeepTellingPeople™, a PSA campaign created to empower all people to help eradicate the sexual harassment and assault epidemic.   The PSA is directed by actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”) and actor and Board Member of The Creative Coalition Cheryl Hines (“Cu...

Ruben Moreno named Director of The Huesca International Film Festival

  Rubens Moreno from Huesca is the new director of the Huesca International Film Festival. The Huesca festival that will celebrate its 46th edition in 2018, begins a new period "full of enthusiasm and eager to work" as Moreno himself expresses. The new person in charge of the contest Huesca, who maintains his responsibilities as director and programmer of the Olimpia Theater, assumes the position for a period of four years. A time that from the Foundation is consid...

The newly launched Goldfinch Studios' team appointed Andy Green as Head of Sales and Development

Andy Green has been appointed as Head of Sales and Distribution. Read more about it in this lovely article from our friends at Variety: – Freshly-Minted Goldfinch Studios Appoints New Head of Sales and Distribution       ...

Charles Burnett receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards

Charles Burnett receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017. ...

Agnès Varda receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards

  Agnès Varda receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017.   ...

Jennifer Lawrence presenting the Honorary Award to Donald Sutherland

Jennifer Lawrence speaks as part of the award presentation to Honorary Award recipient Donald Sutherland at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017. ...

Donald Sutherland receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards

  Donald Sutherland receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017. ...

The Seville Festival presents the City of Seville Award to the actress Trine Dyrholm

The Danish actress has appeared in more than 50 titles over the course of her career in cinema and television   The Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, one of the most popular faces in European cinema, will receive the City of Seville Award during the closing ceremony of the Seville Festival. The festival recognises in this way the career of an actress who has worked in cinema, television and theatre and has appeared in more than fifty titles.   Dyrholm began in cinema in 1990 wit...

Kathryn Bigelow, Kate Winslet, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani Announced as SFFILM's 60th Anniversary Awards Night Honorees

Event’s New Position in the Fall Calendar and Focus on Top 2017 Titles and Artists to Better Support SFFILM’s Youth Education Programs SFFILM has announced several honorees scheduled to attend the 2017 SFFILM Awards Night (formerly Film Society Awards Night), its annual fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. The historic 60th anniversary edition of ...

Vanessa Redgrave receives the Stockholm Life Time Achievement Award

This year’s Stockholms Lifetime Achievement Award goes to the Acadamy Award-winning actress and Hollywood legend Vanessa Redgrave. In connection to the screening of her debute as a director with the documentary Sea Sorrow, the actress will tonight visit Stockholm International Film Festival to receive the Bronze Horse. Motivation: This year’s winner of the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award has been one of the most prominent actors in the world for over five decades and has b...

AFM 2017 Panels slideshow

Working with Sales Agents AFM Panel Quotes DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE WORKING WITH SALES AGENTS (9.15am)   Clay Epstein, Moderator President, Film Mode Entertainment   “Film models are not built on exceptions but rather built on norms and standards. The reason you’re reading about Netflix and multi-million dollar sales out of a festival is because it’s news, it’s not the norm.”   “Sales agents have changed their responsibility...

The Evil Within received the Best Actor Award for FREDERICK KOEHLER at South Africa Horror Fest in Cape Town

WINNING FEATURE FILMS Hostile - BEST FEATURE FILM The Heretics - BEST DIRECTOR The Glass Coffin - BEST ACTRESS: PAOLA BONTEMPI The Evil Within - BEST ACTOR: FREDERICK KOEHLER Sputnik! - BEST DOCUMENTARY Galaxy Of Horrors - BEST ANTHOLOGY FEATURE FILM Living Among Us - BEST FOUND FOOTAGE FILM     SHORT FILMS   I Love Eva Marsh - 2017 BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM Apocalypse Now Now - BEST SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT FILM Fierce&n...

Help Iranian Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof

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I’m writing to ask you if you would sign a petition we’ve launched last week. You may have heard that Mohammad Rasoulof, whose last film A MAN OF INTEGRITY, won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes this year, is not allowed to travel anymore, as the Iranian authorities took his passport as he was coming back from Telluride.  He’s now facing 6 years in prison. We are releasing the film in France early December. This is why we wrote the at...

Wine tasting Party for Festival Directors at AFM

The hosts of the filmfestivals.com wine tasting for Festival Directors at AFM: from left to right: Laurie Kirby (Fest Forums), Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com), Stuart MacNaught (Festforums) and Lise Romanoff (Vision Films). The party was held November 3rd at Vision Filmssuite gathering some 45 festival directors from around the world. Next wine tasting will be in Cannes. Fine wines by Bernardus ...

Kyle Walkine will be the 2017 Master Of Ceremonies for the Bahamas International Film Festival.

In 2012 Kyle was one of several College of The Bahamas students receiving advice and direction on entering the film festival from BIFF Founder Leslie Vanderpool. That same day he said "I'm going to host this thing one day." Fast forward to five years later and Kyle Walkine is a household name and Master of Ceremonies for the 2017 Bahamas International Film Festival. — with Kyle Walkine.   ...

The Future of Video on Demand AFM Panel Quotes

    THE FUTURE OF VIDEO ON DEMAND (11.15am) Andy Bohn Founder & Partner, The Film Arcade    “Some of the irony of VOD is that it was originally a promise of unlimited shelf space. However, when you are talking about the user interface on Netflix, iTunes, etc., I find that it’s actually less shelf space versus when you could walk into a Blockbuster 15 years ago and skim the aisles for 10 minutes and see a lot of box art really quickly. No...
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