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Dear Filmmakers : do you have a film you want to suggest to our festival programmers subscribers?

Dear Filmmakers Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 5000 festivals listed, over 22 000 festival organizers contacts in our database. Do you have a film you want to suggest to our festival programmers subscribers? Let them know about your film. Let me know if you want us to reserve this 150€ promotion package for you? Please note that we only reserve this opportunity to the filmmakers that are subscri...

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...

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Filmfestivals.com was established 1995 as world reference in this niche, we are proud of our track record in helping festivals attract more legitimacy, visibility and film submissions from our large base of international film professionals (370 000 unique filmmaker visitors each month), 159 500 subscribers to the newsletter. ONE TIME OFFER We suggest this quick one month booster program for your call for entry including  with 4 newsletter ads, your call for entry promoted one month lon...

Danish documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger completes lineup at Visegrad Film Forum

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4. Visegrad Film Forum (11th – 14th March 2015)    The Danish documentary director Mads Brügger will come to Visegrad Film Forum Bratislava to talk about his trademark documentary filmmaking. In his films Mads Brügger plays different roles in order to gain access to environments controlled by dictators (North Korea) or corrupt politicians and businessmen (Central African Republic). His debut The Red Chapel,&n...

5th edition Arab Women's Film Festival, 6-8 March 2015

Arab Women’s Film Festival 2015 5th edition 6 – 8 March 2015 The Arab Women’s Film Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary with an intensive program, starting Friday the 6th of March, ending Sunday the 8th in the Hague! This festival, the only one of its kind in Europe, aims to give a more nuanced view of the stuggle for emancipation of Arab women. Whether they live in Europe, the Arab world, or far beyond. This year, the central theme will be The mothe...

PRICE OF LOVE - Ethiopian Film Premiering At International Film Festivals

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PRICE OF LOVE A Film By Hermon Hailay Set To Make It’s World Premiere in Competition In FESPACO, Burkina Faso, February 28-March 7 (Hermon is One of Only 3 Female Directors In Competition out of 20) Followed By European Premiere In Competition At Films de Femmes, Paris, March 13-22   PRICE OF LOVE, the third feature from leading Ethiopian director Hermon Hailay, produced by Max Conil, will make its World Premiere in competition at the Panafrican Film and T...

VELOBerlin Film Award 2015

  The online vote has begun!   Giving bicycle culture a frame. www.veloberlinfilmaward.com The international online award for short films about cycling, the VELOBerlin Film Award, has just kicked off its third round. Until the 21st of März 2015, 18 nominated shorts from 11 countries will compete for the favour of the world-wide, cycle-mad online audience.  Within just two months, more than 120 short films from 30 countries were submitted, viewed and apprai...

Sue Hollenberg Named Education Director Of The Montclair Film Festival

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) in Montclair, NJ announced today the appointment of Sue Hollenberg as Education Director of MFF. This newly created position will serve to launch and manage the MFF’s year-round film and media education initiatives and community partnerships.   “We are thrilled to welcome Sue to our team,” said MFF Executive Director Tom Hall. “As we look to launch our education department to reach throughout our community and beyond, Sue provides ...

Alan Silvestri at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards

FILM FEST GENT ANNOUNCES ALAN SILVESTRI  AS GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE 15TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS Held on October 24th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 15th anniversary with one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his scores of ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Forrest Gump’. Brussels Philharmonic will perform the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri, con...

Kristen Stewart won a Best Supporting Actress César Award for her role in "Clouds Of Sils Maria" by Olivier Assayas.

She was the first American actress ever nominated in the category. Kristen Stewart AP/SIPA     All the videos of the César Awards are available here: http://bit.ly/Cesar2015-Videos ...

You would not want to miss The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards happening TOMORROW

The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards happen TOMORROW and independent film fans and filmmakers are joining to celebrate! Here's how to take part: Watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards LIVE on IFC Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET hosted by Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell. The Official Spirit Awards LIVE Arrivals Show Un-leashed by T-Mobile kicks off at 11:00 am PT on Yahoo Screen. Host Ben Lyons will be talking to this year's nominees and presenters as th...

Edge Entertainment secures Sundance Winner

  Edge Entertainment returns from the EFM in Berlin with a new acquisition, the Grand Jury Prize winner The Wolfpack. The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures International) directed by Crystal Moselle follows the Angulo brothers who have lived locked away from society in an apartment on Manhattan, creating elaborate sets and props inspired by their favorite films. The Wolfpack won the Grand Jury Prize in the US Documentary Section at Sundance 2015. Edge has acquired The Wolfpack for Scandina...

17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Press Release: Tributes

17th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL – Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2015   The main tributes of the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century honour the work of two filmmakers: that of Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper and of Romanian director Alexandru Solomon. Both will attend the festival to present and discuss their work with the Thessaloniki audiences and guests.   Hubert Sauper Tribute   “My reflex...

The 10h Annual European Independent Film Festival will screen 84 films from 32 countries in Paris on the 10th, 11th and 12th Apr

The European Independent Film Festival announces its' Official Selection for the tenth edition of the festival which will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April 2015 in Paris, France.   ÉCU 2015 will showcase 84 films from 32 countries ranging from features, shorts, documentaries, animated and student films to experimental works. ÉCU's Official Selection represents the very best independent filmmaking talents from the world. Fi...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Delivers Empowering Works from Global Voices to Toronto Audiences

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Lineup includes films from established and emerging directors including Joshua Oppenheimer, Wim Wenders, Patricio Henriquez and Hajooj Kuka   TORONTO — TIFF and Human Rights Watch co-present the 12th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, with a powerful lineup of eight films that recount extraordinary stories of struggle, survival and hope. Showcasing cinema at the forefront of the human rights movement, the festival aims to draw attention to human rights violations...

FEFF CAMPUS 2015 - Announcing Far East Film Festival's brand new journalism project!

FEFF CAMPUS 2015 A brand new project dedicated to young Asian and European journalists, conceived and coordinated by Mathew Scott.   Selected candidates will experience the Festival first hand, through seminars and workshops.       UDINE – The highly anticipated 17th edition of the Far East Film Festival will for the first time host a campus for young journalists that will combine education and on-site experience with cultural exchanges between writers from...

EIFF announces the retrospective films

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EIFF today announced that the main 2015 retrospective is "LITTLE BIG SCREEN", which will offer a rare opportunity to see some of the finest American TV movies from the 1960's and 70's.   The retrospective will include screenings of films by some of Hollywood’s biggest directors including Steven Spielberg (DUEL), Michael Mann (THE JERICHO MILE), Tobe Hooper (SALEMS LOT), and Sam Peckinpah (NOON WINE).   Niall Greig Fulton, EIFF Senior Programmer said "Wi...

Liza Minnelli to receive the 2015 JACK VALENTI – Los Angeles Italia Legend Award

The 2015 L.A., Italia Fest, which launches at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres here February 15th will feature an unprecedented 50 films including five world and 14 American premieres it was announced today. The 10th annual L.A., Italia Fest begins February 15th at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in the famed Hollywood & Highland complex, with a star-studded array of Italian, Italian-American and international artists scheduled to participate in the weeklong celebration showcasing the best of Italian...

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival announced today the complete lineup for its 2015 event February 27- March 22

– Oscar® qualifying New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival announced today the complete lineup for its 2015 event, which runs February 27-March 22 at New York’s DGA Theater, IFC Center, Scholastic Theater, SVA Theatre, and Village East Cinema.  Now in its 18th year, the Festival is the nation’s largest for children and teens and will present ­all new animated, live action, documentary, and experimental shorts and features from approximately 35 countr...

Sedona Film Festival Dedicated to Orson Wells for 100th Birthday; "Citizen Kane," Other Classics, Q&As with Daughter Beatrice

The 21st annual Sedona International Film Festival will celebrate the 100th birthday of film icon and former Sedona resident Orson Welles with screenings of Citizen Kane, Othello, Touch of Evil, Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight, several documentaries about his life and career – with post-film Q&As hosted by his daughter, Beatrice – and a discussion about his final, unfinished film, The Other Side of the Wind, from Feb. 21-March 1 at screening venues throughout Sedona. Documentari...

Liam Neeson & Aidan Quinn @ Craic Fest 17 (March 5-7) NYC

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The Craic Festival is the premier Irish film and music festival in the U.S. since 1999. The film series (Best of New Irish Cinema) is booked for Tribeca Cinemas and the music for the Mercury Lounge. Stella Artois will be presenting the festival.   Bands to perform live at this year’s Festival include: Julie Feeney, Pat McGuire, The Shackles (Colin Smith) and The Narrowbacks. Julie Feeney, who has taken NYC by storm this past year, will headline March 7th. One show only this year wil...

The Bagri Foundation will host its first World Cinema Club of 2015

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The Bagri Foundation will host its first World Cinema Club of 2015 at Asia House on Tuesday 17th March 2015 from 6.45-8pm, which you may be interested in attending.    The aim of the club is to promote a deeper engagement with films from around the planet at meetings that are engaging, informative and enjoyable. This session turns its attention to Indian Cinema with a talk by the respected film expert, Sangeeta Datta.   Accompanied ...

The Berlinale Jury Announces the Winners of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

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On Sunday, February 8th, 2015, Robert Bosch Stiftung announced the three Film Prize winners at the award ceremony held in the frame of Berlinale Talents. The Film Prize for the documentary film project went to the Egyptian-German documentary Amal by Mohamed Siam; the Film Prize for the short fiction film project (Jordan-Germany) went to The Parrot by Amjad Al Rasheed and Darin Salam, whereas the Film Prize for the Lebanese-German animation film project went to Cl...

The BAFTA Winners 2015

Best film Winner: Boyhood Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole Boyhood – Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson The Imitation Game – Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman The Theory of Everything – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten Outstanding Briti...

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