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Berlinale Finale @ filmfestivals.com

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The complete wrap up posts.   More will follow with many video interviews shot in Berlin.                       BERLIN COVERAGE I BERLIN PHOTOS I PHOTOS VIDEOS __________________________________________ ______________________ > THE BERLIN COVERAGE ...

Southeast Asian supernatural historical drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: Story of Lucky' - Popular Among Asian Youth on Mobile Devices

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  Interesting yer-end analytics of a section of Camerado's Southeast Asian supernatural historical drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, clearly demonstrates the movie's popularity among local (Asian) audiences.     Of a total 194, 463* minutes viewed (*4.43685041 months), the breakdown is as follows:     As the movie is set in 1970 along the Cambodia / Vietnam border during the US-Vietnam conflict, and ...

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...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces Awards Buzz Program

Image from Concrete Night (Finnish: Betoniyö), 2013 Palm Springs, CA – The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), scheduled January 2-12, 2015, announced the films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section. The Festival will screen 50 of the 83 official submissions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film. Additional film programs will be announced in the upcoming weeks.   The Awar...

Richard Linklater to Receive Sonny Bono Visionary Award @ 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

Palm Springs, CA – The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at th...

Reese Witherspoon to Receive the Chairman's Award @ 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs, CA – The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award® winning actress Reese Witherspoon with the Chairman’s Award for Wild at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Rosamund Pike and J.K. Simmons. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Conventi...

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...

Season #2, MiSciFi 2015 is on!

The Annual Celebration of Science Fiction and other works of Fantastic film are upon us.  MiSciFi is ready for the 2015 season.  Some 50 films that have been produced on every area of planet Terra will be revealed (some for the very first time) this January 23rd to 25th in Miami, Florida.  The MiSciFi event is an annual celebration for the fantastic filmmaker.  Downtown Miami at the Hyatt Regency becomes a place for enthusiasts, filmmakers, fans and cosplayers to attend...

'Dys-' and 'The Cold Heart' Win Audience Awards at Cellar Door Film Festival!

  Dys- and The Cold Heart win Audience Awards at 2014 Cellar Door Film Festival! Films triumph as audience favourites in CDFF’s inaugural year   OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 12, 2014 –   After an enthusiastic first season, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is pleased to announce the two Audience Award winners for CDFF 2014. Dys-, directed by Maude Michaud, wins the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at CDFF ‘14 while The Cold Heart (...

Cieri Media Best Narrative

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Yes, although we have already congratulated Joe Basile for winning the Cieri Media Best Narrative Feature, we will congratulate him again! Because his film "West End" won this amazing award, he has also received a $1000 cash prize. Yes, $1000!   http://vimeo.com/54330274 ...

Cieri Media Best Music Video Award 2014

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Peder's music video "Ghost of a Smile" is not only remarkable, it won the Cieri Media Best Music Video award at this year's festival, along with a $500 cash prize!  You can watch and hear Peder's amazing work through Vimeo, if you didn't get a chance to watch it at our festival. If you would like to learn more about Peder and his music, please go to:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peder/146238988732741 orhttp://peder.bandcamp.com/ http://vimeo.com/72495...

Cieri Media Best Short Documentary Winner 2014

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Did you get to watch "My Friend Ed" during the festival? If not, you missed out on watching this years Cieri Media Best Short Documentary. Congratulations to Sharon Baker for winning this award and receiving a $500 cash prize! Their next stop is Los Angeles, so if you're in the area, please go see this hilarious and wonderful documentary!  For more information on "My Friend Ed", you can head to their facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/MyFriendEd ...

Cellar Door Film Festival Welcomes Guests to Inaugural Edition of CDFF!

CELLAR DOOR FILM FESTIVAL WELCOMES SPECIAL GUESTS TO INAUGURAL EDITION OF CDFF   Festival guest list includes Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud and actor Alex Goldrich of DYS- OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 4, 2014 –  With the start of its inaugural season just days away, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is set to host several exciting guests and filmmakers Among those coming to Ottawa for the festival are Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud (pictured) and actor Al...

Cellar Door Film Festival Programmers' Picks

Whenever someone asks a member of the CDFF programming team what to see, the answer is always “Everything!” but our programmers undertook the difficult task of choosing personal favourites among the collection of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films within the CDFF’14 line-up. To help audiences with their ticket choices, here are the Cellar Door programmers’ picks for some of the most notable shorts and features playing at the festival. (But we promise that you’ll wa...

Best Super Short Film Winner-"Shift"

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Congratulations again to Patrick Ryder and Del Mak, the directors of "Shift", for winning the award for Best Super Short Film! Along with this award, they have also received the Sony Vegas Pro Software as their prize for creating such an amazing dance film.  If you didn't make it to the screening of "Shift" at our festival, you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGn76ygoOrY Goosebumps guaranteed! ...

Supernatural Asian Drama, FREEDOM DEAL: Mobile Screenings in Cambodia

  Camerado's original supernatural Asian historical dramatic movie, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, set along the Cambodia-Vietnam border in 1970 during the Vietnam conflict, continues to enjoy popular support and appreciation internationally - and on the ground in Cambodia in well. A series of October 2014 sidewalk and street screenings in Phnom Penh and in the rural Cambodian countryside, demonstrated conclusively a striking level of popular local support for this pion...

Tickets Now on Sale for Cellar Door Film Festival!

  The Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is excited to announced that tickets are now available for the inaugural edition of the festival! CDFF invites film fans to purchase advance tickets online at a discounted price of $9, while tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event(s) for $12 (cash only). All screenings take place at Club SAW in Arts Court, 67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON. Tickets may be purchased here: https://www.uniiverse.com/cdff2014 Screenings are as follo...

SBIFF Celebrates 30th Edition with U.S. Premiere of Richard Raymond's "Desert Dancer"

Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, will kick off Opening Night with the U.S. Premiere of Relativity Studios’ Desert Dancer at the historic Arlington Theatre on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Directed by Richard Raymond and starring Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen and Marmama Corlett, Desert Dancer tells the true story of a self-taught dancer pursuing a dream in a suppressed society. “Raymon...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces Line-up for CDFF'14!

Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival is excited to announce the line-up for its inaugural festival, which screens in Ottawa November 7-9, 2014. All screenings take place at Club SAW and are generously supported by CDFF’s presenting sponsor, The School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University, as well as supporting sponsors the Alumni Association of Carleton University, GNA Heating and Cooling, The Haunted Walk of Ottawa, and Used Ottawa. CDFF presents Ottawans with their...

Cambodian Supernatural drama, FREEDOM DEAL: "a strong, interesting story with good characters and excellent acting" - Hiway 61

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 The striking Cambodian supernatural historical drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky', set in 1970 as the Vietnam War expanded across the border during Nixon's controversial 'Cambodian Incursion (a military operation that launched waves of protest from Kent State to Berkeley, USA), continues to generate interest across the USA and beyond: "a strong, interesting story with good characters and excellent acting, and the supernatural element was bizarre but just rig...

The 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF), scheduled for November 12-16, 2014

The 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF), scheduled for November 12-16, 2014, announced its Narrative and Documentary feature film competition lineups as well as Jury members. The 2014 Festival will screen 22 feature films in competition. The full film program line-up, including out-of-competition special presentations, sneak previews of awards season contenders, and narrative, documentary and animated shorts, will be announced in September. “Our thoughts are with everyone in the...

CDFF Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Bring the Strange & Unusual to Ottawa Screens!

  What is Behind the Cellar Door...   Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) aims to be Ottawa's first showcase of speculative cinema while celebrating the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlighting the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural.   But we need your help.       What We Need & What You Get Festivals like this rely on the generosity of people like you.  ...

2014 DJ Expo Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – August 23, 2014 The 2014 DJ Expo (DJExpo14) commenced August 11-14, at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. Produced by DJ Times magazine and Testa Communications, the event annually showcase the world’s latest technology in mobile DJ (disc jockey) and VJ (video jockey) systems by top industry leaders along with artist panel discussions, seminars, hands-on workshops, keynote presentations, exhibitors show floor, awards ceremony, networking events, and sponsored ...

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CDFF Hosts Outdoor Screening of 'Night of the Living Dead' August 15!

CDFF Hosts Outdoor Screening of 'Night of the Living Dead' Here come the ghouls! The Cellar Door Film Festival wants Ottawa filmgoers to be on high alert! Westboro will be crawling with zombies when CDFF hosts an outdoor screening of George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead in Lion’s Park on August 15th. The event is just a short zombiewalk away from Westboro Station, so please come see the film that started the whole craze of the walking dea...
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