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Dear Festival programmers  I would like to share with you these amazing films which I have selected for festival consideration. They are part of our 'Ones To Watch' section.  And I believe each of them has a story that can change the way we see life.   "Ones to Watch' by filmfestivals.com"  Angel's Salvation by Hassan AKHONDPOOR Iran 2017 90 minutes  Angel's (Fereshteh’s) father has gone bankrupt during Iran&...

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...

US in Progress Paris announces its 2017 award while Wroclaw edition call for entries remain open till August 15th

          US in Progress Paris announced the Jury award of the 2017 Paris edition last Thursday evening. The award, celebrating artistry and innovation in independent American cinema, was presented during the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, hosted by Sophie Dulac in Paris.      The US in Progress Paris Jury Prize was presented on June 22nd by A...

After Ever After Premiered in LA

By Jonathan Heap Director of the Unwilling Here are some of the luminaries from the World Premiere of After Ever After, a story of a man with his 9 year old daughter’s terminal sickness. Rakesh Kumar, 2nd from the right is the producer/director of this film.   Jonathan Heap with Zack Zublena,  the co-director of the Hollywood International Cinefest. Jonathan had a nice conversation with Zack. He said it was their first year and they were real excited to get about 100 sub...

The elite of backing musicians take center stage in Hired Guns: One night Stand only this thursday across USA

Filmfestivals.com recommends the not to be missed Premiere Screenings of "Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight"  Stars of the new documentary Hired Gun include the film's co-producer Jason Hook, left, along with Rudy Sarzo, Kenny Aronoff, Derek St. Holmes, Phil X and Liberty DeVitto.   Performing in the shadow of the big stars like Billy Joel, Kiss, Ozzy, the hired guns we follow are called to perform on tours, in recording sessions, to repl...

The Official Selection of Paris ART and Movie Awards is revealed !

   It’s in our name. Paris ART and Movie Awards. Why is that ? Because cinema is art, of course. But what about art ? What is the art, is it the goal, the end of the trail, or what you see walking along ? Is art what we are, or what we want to show of ourselves ? Today, art is becoming, again, a tool we have to use to react to society, our ways of live. Art is what connects us to the others, what helps us focus on our humanity, or the spark that makes us want to destroy it a...

BRICS (Chengdu) Film Festival Showcases Emerging Talent

  BRICS FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES EMERGING ARTISTS (“Follow the Yellow BRICS Road”)   This year’s BRICS International Film Festival is being kicked off today in beautiful Chengdu, China, the capital of Sichuan province, a stunning area in Southwest China, better known for its relaxed atmosphere, fine food, and  as the home of the world famous Panda Bear.    Supported by a co-operative coalition of five nations - Brazil, Russia,...

NIFFF 2017 : guests and Jury members

    GUESTS - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION   ...

The Atlantic Film Festival rebrands to FIN

Today marks an exciting milestone in the evolution of the Atlantic Film Festival as the organization officially announces its new name and brand, FIN.   Inspired by the closing titles of international films and our place on the ocean, FIN is not the end it is the new beginning.   “Great brand names are like movie titles,” said Phil Otto, CEO of Revolve, the firm behind the rebrand. “They set up the brand’s story but don’t try to tell it. They pique ...

BOY ERASED acquired by Focus Features

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Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Boy Erased, the coming-of-age and coming-out drama from writer/director Joel Edgerton based on Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley. Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) will star opposite Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. The movie will be produced by Anonymous Content and will begin production this fall for a 2018 theatrical release. Focus chairman Peter Kujawski made the...

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival announces its program

  NIFFF 2017: ANNOUNCING THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMME   The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (30 June – 8 July 2017) unveils the official selection for its 17th edition. The diverse programme offers an overview of the global trends in fantasy films. This year, Japan will be given the spotlight, first with the attendance of Miike Takashi - who will be presenting the world premiere of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbr...

Hollywood International CineFest announced its lineup for 2017;

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Hollywood International CineFest announced its lineup for 2017; fulfills its guarantee to provide distribution to at-least two films   Hollywood International CineFest has announced its exciting line up for its 2017 festival edition. The lineup includes World Premieres of After Ever After & Easy Money  and the North America Premieres of Before The Fall (Cambodia’s entry to 2017 Oscars) & Sam Heughan’s Emulsion.   The 2017 line up includes films from America...

Premier wins Zurich Fest Publicity contract

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Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri announce today that they have appointed London based agency Premier to handle international publicity services for the 13th Zurich Film Festival, which will take place from 28 September – 8 October, 2017.   Premier will work alongside the ZFF in-house team and senior Consultant Nikki Parker, supporting on all aspects of the Festival’s publicity but with a focus on international press.   Last year...

Macao announces Fest and Awards announces a partnership with Shanghai International Film Festival

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The 2nd International Film Festival & Awards • Macao announces exciting partnership with Shanghai International Film Festival At a press conference today, the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) announced an exciting new partnership with the Shanghai International Film Festival.  Ms Alice Azedo Augusto, Secretary General of IFFAM, signed a cooperation agreement with Ms. Fu Wenxia, General Manager of Shanghai International Film & TV Festivals ...

Awardees and special guests announced for the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF)

  DUAN Yihong and GANG Dong-won to receive Star Asia Award, Jung Byung-gil to receive Excellence in Action Cinema award, and Eric TSANG to now receive Lifetime Achievement Award The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema announced today updated awardees and special guests for the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which will take place from June 30 to July 13 at the Film Society and July 14 to 16 at the SVA Theatre. The festival will pres...

Denver CinemaQ Film Festival in full gear, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, will close out the Festival

             The Denver Film Society (DFS) is pleased to announce the full lineup for the CinemaQ Film Festival, taking place July 19-23. The doc...

Over 40 Countries Attend the Children Film Festival in Isfahan

  The International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Isfahan aims to discover and develop children’s talents in arts and cinema. Children and youth as well as professional filmmakers are encouraged to attend the festival to promote arts of children cinema and to highlight the role of cinema in caring for children.   Germany, France, Netherlands, Canada, China, Czech, Russia, Denmark, Turkey, Japan, USA, India, Qatar, Bangladesh and Egypt are among countries competing ...

The 13th edition of Kino Otok - Isola Cinema wrapped

    The 13th edition of Kino Otok -  Isola Cinema wrapped at the House of Culture in Izola with the film Untitled (Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi, Austria, Germany, 2017, 107′). We will bid farewell from the 13th edition of Kino Otok – Isola Cinema with the film by  Michael Glawogger and Monika Will and with the film's godmather dr. Sarah Lunaček. Before that, throughout the whole day all of the three cinema screen will be screening and the famous Italian ...

Relive the heady days of the late 1960s with REVOLUTION at the MMFA // June 17 – October 9, 2017

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As part of the official programming of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) and BMO Financial Group are proud to present REVOLUTION. Initiated by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, the MMFA offers its own version and layout of this immersive exhibition, which takes visitors on a trip through time, exploring the ideals of the late 1960s as expressed in music, film, fashion and design, as well as through activism. The title of this music...

The Montreal Israeli Film Festival shines its spotlight on different perspectives of Israeli society.

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The Montreal Israeli Film Festival runs Sunday June 4th to Thursday June 15th, 2017                           Bold and outspoken, the 12th edition of the Montreal Israeli Film Festival reflects the movies it offers. The 2017 program highlights the diversity and richness of the Israeli Cinema of the past year. Beacon of freedom of expression, Israeli cinema stands out for its audacity. Renown filmmakers and new talent of Israeli ...

The 13th edition of Kino Otok - Isola Cinema ends tonight

The 13th edition of Kino Otok -  Isola Cinema will end tonight at the House of Culture in Izola with the film Untitled (Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi, Austria, Germany, 2017, 107′). We will bid farewell from the 13th edition of Kino Otok – Isola Cinema with the film by  Michael Glawogger and Monika Will and with the film's godmather dr. Sarah Lunaček. Before that, throughout the whole day all of the three cinema screen will be screening and the famous Italian sceno...

Demetri Martin will host the 11th Orpheus Awards at Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

2017 Actor/comedian/writer/director Demetri Martin (“Dean,” “Finding Woodstock”) will take center stage at the Egyptian Theatre Sunday evening July 11 to host the 11th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. The awards are the closing night highlight to the five-day festival of films, panels and events honoring the best of the fest. Opening the Awards is Los Angeles based comedy troupe WET THE HIPPO who will perform for the 500 seat sold out crowd. Joining Martin on sta...

NYAFF 2017 Announces Full Lineup with NEW Teaser Trailer and Poster

      FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER and SUBWAY CINEMA Announce Full Lineup for THE 16th NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL June 30 – July 16, 2017 Opening Gala is the International Premiere of Thai high school thriller Bad Genius, Centerpiece Gala is the North American Premiere of slow-burning Filipino thriller Birdshot, and Closing Gala is the U.S. Premiere of Jung Byung-gil’s revenge thriller The Villainess Just...

Powerful and touching program of the 16th Sacramento French Film Festival.

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The 2017 SFFF comes to you with an open-heart, figuratively and sometimes literally... Please find attached our press release with complete info on our 2016 edition. You can also visit our website for more info: http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/program.htm Our 2017 lineup includes 19 films with a mix of genres and themes that compose a balanced program of dramas and comedies, and where women have prominent roles. Actress Jessica Chastain, a member of the jury at the late...

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