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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...

Michelangelo Antonioni Il maestro del cinema modern An Eye exhibition in Amsterdam

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  Michelangelo Antonioni – Il maestro del cinema moderno, from 12 September 2015 to 17 January 2016 at EYE, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam, eyefilm.nl/antonioni From 12 September 2015 to 17 January 2016, EYE is presenting Michelangelo Antonioni – Il maestro del cinema moderno, an exhibition about one of the foremost innovators in film from the last century. The exhibition shows how Antonioni renewed the grammar of film by thinking in terms of the image and less in terms of narrative...

Durban FilmMart Success Stories 2010-2015

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Media Release Durban FilmMart Success Stories 2010-2015 Now in its sixth year, the Durban FilmMart (DFM) has become an integral part of the fast-growing South African film industry. Since its inception in 2010, DFM has helped to facilitate more than 80 African co-production projects, many of which have subsequently been produced as acclaimed films. As the African and South African industry grows, the quality and volume of submitted projects has increased every year, making DFM the leading inde...

50,000 admissions at Edinburgh International Film Fest, a 9% increase

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The 69th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) drew to a close on Sunday night having screened 134 new features over the 12 day Festival.  More than 50,000 admissions represent a nine per cent increase on 2014.  An additional 14,600 people enjoyed the Festival’s two weekends of outdoor screenings, as part of Film in the City.   The Festival sold tickets for its venues across the city, which included the EIFF’s home at Filmhouse, its venue partner Ci...

ArcLight Documentary Series will Premiere Award Winning Non-Fiction Feature Films

  ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood unveiled their summer line up of critically acclaimed award winning non-fiction films for their 2015 Summer ArcLight Documentary Series.  The Series is part of an ongoing commitment by ArcLight Cinemas to celebrate the powerful storytelling of the documentary form.  Under the curation of documentary filmmaker and President of the International Documentary Association, Marjan Safinia, this bi-annual series presents exceptional documentaries to...

FEELFEST, the new International online Festival of Short Films,Documentary Films and Animation

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  o The first FeelFest.com competition will take place from November 6th through December 8th, exclusively online on the international VOD web portal FEELMAKERS. o Awards will be given to the winning films in competitive sections of fiction short films, full-length and short documentary films and fulllength and short animation films. Every film selected will receive 150 Euros, to be given to owner of the film's exploitation rights. o The Festival is to be made up of two Official Sect...

Hubert Bals Fund announces first selection HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support The Hubert Bals Fund of International F

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The Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam is proud to announce the first selection of its new HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support scheme. An amount of 220.000 Euro has been awarded to four promising film projects from Ukraine, Colombia, Iran and Thailand, co-produced by production companies from Germany, France and the Netherlands. The selection includes projects by award-winning directors such as Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (THE TRIBE) and Anocha Suwichakornpong (MUNDA...

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) Awards

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) Awards were announced at the EIFF Awards Ceremony today, held at Filmhouse in Edinburgh, hosted by  journalist, broadcaster and newsreader Jackie Bird. The Ceremony took place ahead of Sunday’s Closing Gala, which concludes the 12-day Festival with the World Premiere of Scott Graham’s IONA, and the EIFF Audience Award, voted for by the public, will also be announced. The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film w...

International Film Festival (EIFF) announced two new Honorary Patrons of the Festival.

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– Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) this evening announced two new Honorary Patrons of the Festival. Scottish actor James Cosmo and director/actor Karen Gillan have accepted the role of EIFF Honorary Patrons as the Festival heads into its 70th anniversary year. Karen Gillan and James Cosmo will be joining other EIFF Honorary Patrons Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle, Seamus McGarvey and Mark Cousins.   The 69th edition of EIFF drew to a close with the World Premiere of Scott ...

Videovision Entertainment premieres Six Films at the 2015 Durban International Film Festival

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  Videovision Entertainment announced today that it will premiere six films at the 36th Durban International Film Festival, which takes place from July 16 to 26. The films, which will all have either South African and African premieres at the festival, are Wolf Totem, Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, Strangerland, Mommy,  Coming Home and White Bird in a Blizzard. “As a proudly Durban based company, we are pleased to be continuing our partnership with the DIFF by bringing the...

Backsberg Audience Choice Award for The Shore Break at Encounters

Backsberg Estate Cellars CEO Simon Back  (right) with Odette Geldenhuys , co-producer of The Shore Break which won the Backsberg Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival for Best South African Film.  Audience enjoying a Q & A after a screening of The Shore Break at Encounters.    Today it was announced that Ryley Grunenwald’s The Shore Break, won the prestigious Backsberg Audience Choi...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) reveals 2015’s BEST OF THE FEST line-up

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is delighted to reveal 2015’s BEST OF THE FEST line-up, giving audiences another opportunity to catch some of the films that have screened throughout the 12 day Festival.  Love & romance, crime or horror, this year’s BEST OF THE FEST is guaranteed to have something for everyone on Sunday 28 June.   Mark Adams, Artistic Director of EIFF said: “We are thrilled to be able to add a selection of additional screenings for...

Film4 FrightFest 2015 announces opening and closing films

The 16th edition of Film4 FrightFest kicks off in skin-crawling fashion with the European premiere of David Keating’s blood-freezing rural nightmare CHERRY TREE, starring Anna Walton (Hellboy 2, Soulmate) and rising star Naomi Battrick (Down Dog, Waterloo Road)   Keating, who directed the acclaimed ‘Wake Wood’ for the revamped Hammer label, offers another provocative and compelling twist on the pagan cult chiller, in which a young girl, Faith (Naomi Battrick), in an at...

Burbank International Film Festival Announces 2015 Program

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7th Annual Edition to Screen More Than 75 Films by Independent Filmmakers Events Include World Premieres, Special Presentations, Awards, and Festivities   BURBANK, Calif. — The Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2015 program including several world premieres, and a record-breaking 700 submissions from independent filmmakers representing 31 countries. Now in its 7th year, the Burbank International Film Festival will screen more than 75 films at the A...

Robert Carlyle and stars open 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival

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  EIFF Honorary Patron Robert Carlyle took to the red carpet at Festival Theatre Edinburgh last night as THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON, Carlyle’s feature film directorial debut, opened this year’s 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).  Joining him on the red carpet from the film (in which he also stars) were fellow cast members Ashley Jensen, Kevin Guthrie, Brian Pettifer, Samuel Robertson, Tom Courtenay, James Cosmo, Martin ...

Odessa International Film Festival honors Michael Nyman and Jim Sheridan

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Honorary guest of the festival, Michael Nyman, will be awarded the Golden Duke Lifetime Achievement Award on  July 10, 2015 at the OIFF opening ceremony. Michael Nyman will present, together with the Michael Nyman Band, his musical arrangement for the film “The Man with the Movie Camera” by Dziga Vertov at the Potemkin stairs for the traditional open-air screening. Jim Sheridan, six-time Academy Award nominee and winner of numerous international awards, will personally prese...

The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Awards $100,000 in Grants to Local Productions in 2015

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www.chicagofilmmakers.org Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce that in its fourth year of funding, the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund has awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to eight Chicago-area digital media artists' projects in amounts ranging from $3,500 to $19,000.   Grants from the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund support independent film and video projects intended to raise awareness about current social issues. These proj...

Emma Watson will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle

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EMMA WATSON JOINS JAMES PONSOLDT’S THE CIRCLE Image Nation Will Finance the Film In Association with Parkes + Macdonald Productions   Playtone and Likely Story announced today that Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast, Noah, The Bling Ring) will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle.  Shooting on The Circle will start September 2015 in California.    The feature adaptation of The ...

The short film ‘The Pick Up’ wins industry-first short film competition #SaveTheScript

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  The short film ‘The Pick Up’—featuring a sultry scenario where a man walks into a bar and meets a very attractive lady called Gonorrhoea—has taken out the top prize in the industry-first short film competition #SaveTheScript. The competition was a highly successful collaboration between Tropfest and NPS MedicineWise. Entrants were briefed to make a 45-second short film about the threat of antibiotic resistance. Winners were announced tonight (24 June) in Sydney. ...

FEELMAKERS expands its LGBT programming with the Happy Pride Special

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On the occasion of the upcoming Gay Pride Day celebrations, the international VOD web portal FEELMAKERS (www.feelmakers.com) is expanding its LGBT-themed programming with the Happy Pride Special, which may be viewed from today through July 15 throughout almost the entire world.   Right now you can also view the three Feel Specials featuring films that have been selected as mentioned previously by the FEELMAKERS team in collaboration with those in charge of the LesGayCineMad Festival, the ...

Golden Trailer Awards

The 16th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees & Winners Nominees are listed in Alphabetical Order by Entry Title.  Legend: Film Title, Studio, Trailer House  Jump to: Show | Non-Show | Foreign | TV Spots | Posters | Innovative | Film Festival Show Categories   Best Action Winner: Furious 7 "Family", Universal Pictures, AV Squad Nominees: Agent 47 "New ...

Talents Durban 2015 Participants Announced - Durban International Film Festival

The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is proud to announce the participants of the 8th edition of Talents Durban, presented in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival. Talents Durban is a five day development programme made up of workshops and seminars for African filmmakers delivered by film professionals, academics and intellectuals. The Talents, who are selected through a rigorous application process, will also have the opp...

The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today the award winners of this year's festival.

        - HBO Audience Award / Best Narrative Feature: LEARNING TO DRIVE directed by Isabel Coixet   - HBO Audience Award / Best Documentary Feature: PACKED IN A TRUNK: THE LOST ART OF EDITH LAKE WILKINSON directed by Michelle Boyaner   - The John Schlesinger Award, presented to a first time documentary and narrative feature filmmaker: BREATHE, directed by Mélanie Laurent (narrative) and OUTERMOST RADIO directed b...

FILMADRID lights the flame of independent cinema in the Spanish Capital

  FILMADRID lights the flame of independent cinema in the Spanish capital, and concludes its first edition with filled theatres ● From the 5th to the 13th of June FILMADRID has swamped the Spanish capital with cinema screening more than 80 films from 24 countries, 25 of which have been premiering in Spain ● Movie theatres have been filled by an audience with a great appetite for cinema. Around 3.000 persons have seen the films, participated in the Q&As and sessio...

The British Independent Film Awards announced a new board of directors

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Laurence Green acts as Chairman with other members including Amma Asante, Claire Jones, Zygi Kamasa. Moët & Chandon will return as the headline sponsor of the Awards for the sixth consecutive year. The 2015 ceremony will be held at Old Billingsgate on Sunday 6 December and is referred to as The Moët British Independent Film Awards in recognition of Moët & Chandon’s generous contribution. The makeup of the current Board will be the model for future years: filmmakers...
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