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Dear Festival programmers and friends I would like to share with you these 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"  THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty You can't run from a Nightmare: The Evil Within will Scare Fantasporto with the World Premiere IN COMPETITION: ...

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...

Shah Rukh Khan, the "King of Bollywood" to receive a Special Tribute at 60th San Francisco International Film Festival

  In-Depth Conversation between Shah Rukh Khan and Brett Ratner Will Precede a Screening of My Name Is Khan at the Castro Theatre April 14   SFFILM announced today that global superstar Shah ...

First look at Baywatch

Belinda as Carmen and Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon in the film BAYWATCH by Paramount Pictures, Montecito Picture Company, FlynnPicture Co., and Fremantle Productions   Photo credit: Frank Masi   Copyright: © 2017 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ...

14th annual FOCAL International Awards

FOCAL International is delighted to announce the shortlisted nominations for their 14th annual FOCAL International Awards. These nominations range from Oscar-winners and landmark restorations of cinematic masterpieces, to essential investigative journalism into world history and celebratory productions of cultural icons.   Set to take place on 25th May, 2017 at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel, the FOCAL International Awards recognise producers, directors, researchers and other cre...

Highlights on the 20th Anniversary Edition of the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

In its 20th Anniversary Edition, the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) today announced the programs for its weeklong celebration of diverse stories and rich histories portrayed in film at the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF).   The Festival features a different themed program each day. Select nights are dedicated to the Moroccan, Iraqi, Greek, and Yemenite Jewish communities.   For the first time at the Festival, the untold stories of how Sephardic Jews from Alge...

The winners of the 2016 48FILM Project International short film competition

The winners of the 2016 48FILM Project International short film competition are from around the world, with UK’s CHOKE capturing three of the top awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.    The 48FILM Project (, a leading online short film competition, has created one of the largest Grand Prizes in the genre’s history – a $100,000 production budget to film a feature film. The festival producers will b...

Tune in Visegrad Film Forum 2017!

    From film and TV screens straight to Visegrad Film Forum! The last week of April will belong to Visegrad Film Forum, which is going to be held at the Faculty of Film and Television of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. As a consequence of critically acclaimed and trending TV series along with growing demand for new media formats, the new names closely linked with television production were brought to the programme of this extraordinary educational ...

The 15th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum Comes with Awards Presentation Ceremony

     Celebrating Asian Cinema Excellence with Finest Filmmakers     The 15th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum concluded today with the Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Filmmakers, leading film financiers and industry professionals from across the world attended to celebrate this HAF milestone, and the presentation of 14 awards that recognise the promising and potential of remarkable film projects.   Over th...

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Abramorama to Distribute "CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY" // Words of John Coltrane Spoken by Denzel Washington

    Theatrical Premiere at IFC CENTER in New York on April 14, 2017 Additional Cities to follow   Abramorama will handle the North American theatrical distribution of John Scheinfeld’s documentary Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.  The film played to critical and audience acclaim in the fall of 2016 at its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and also at the Toronto International Film Festival, IDFA and DOC NYC. Set against the s...

The Creative Coalition Statement on the NEA

Statement of The Creative Coalition on the release of President Trump’s budget proposing the elimination the National Endowment for the Arts. This morning’s release of President Trump’s proposed budget confirmed earlier reports that he is calling for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Creative Coalition strongly opposes this extreme budget proposal and calls on the bipartisan supporters of the ...

Focus on Germany at 57.Krakow Film Festival

Stills from Brother Jakob, Tales of the Singers and the Murderers and Dil Leyla Every year, the cinema of a selected country is the special guest at Krakow Film Festival. This time, a vast part of the festival programme will be dedicated to the artistic output of Poland's western neighbour. In the "Focus on Germany" section, the latest documentary and short films will be shown, as well as films for young audience and a selection of student films. The filmmakers from...

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission to host an Industry Indaba in Durban

17 March 2017: The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) will on March 27 and 28 host industry stakeholders in a two-day film Industry Indaba at the Silver Room, Greyville Racecourse - Durban.   In a first of its kind for KwaZulu-Natal, the Indaba seeks to bring together filmmakers, government agencies, the media and other voices under one roof as a way to create opportunities for the industry to engage, interact on a strategic level, and to find solutions to the challenges facing the ind...

Imagine Film Fest : European Genre Forum first wave of selected projects announced!

The European Genre Forum has selected seven projects to take part in its first training cycle, starting in April this year. With seven projects from six countries, the projects are well spread out geographically. The stories reflect the wide variety of fantastic cinema, from the folk legend of Striguni to the supernatural tragedy of Hum and from the search for dreams in The Wool...

The Cinequest Film & VR Festival wrapped

  The Cinequest Film & VR Festival wrapped in the Silicon Valley after unveiling 132 World & U.S. Premiere movies, 47 Virtual Reality workshops, forums, and experiences, Maverick Spirit Award events with Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), and Jane Lynch (Glee ), plus countless events connecting artists, innovators and audiences. This year Cinequest grew its offerings by 45% and expanded to include spectacular venus in both San Jose and Redwood City. The...

Full Program Announced for 60th San Francisco International Film Festival

The SF Film Society will present a special tribute to acclaimed actor, writer, and filmmaker Ethan Hawke at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival.                 ...

17th Nippon Connection Film Festival First Program Highlights

  Focus on documentaries / more than 100 films from Japan / diverse supporting program   From May 23 to 28, 2017 the seventeenth edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival will take place in Frankfurt am Main. With more than 100 short and feature length films, it is the biggest festival for Japanese film worldwide, offering a varied and exciting insight into Japanese cinema. Many directors and actors are present to introduce their works to the local audience for the first ti...

Israel FF in LA Honors Three in 31st Anniversary Launch

  The Los Angeles based Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S., is launching its 31st edition by hosting an awards luncheon honoring CAA’s Adam Berkowitz, award-winning producer David Shore and real estate developer/philanthropist Max Webb, it was announced by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Berkowitz, the co-head of the television department at Creative Artists Agency, has been named the 2017 IFF Career Achievement Award reci...

Global has signed an output deal with one of China’s leading production and distribution companies, Enlight Pictures

  Independent Entertainment Studio Will Launch Sales On THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X At Filmart   Prolific independent entertainment studio IM Global has signed an output deal with one of China’s leading production and distribution companies, Enlight Pictures, to handle worldwide sales outside of China on the company’s upcoming slate, it was announced today by IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford.    IM Global will handle sales for up to six titles from Enlight...

Sand Castle launching on NETFLIX on April 21, 2017

From a powerful and personal script by screenwriter Chris Roessner who was inspired by his experiences in Iraq, the film is an honest and candid depiction of the Second Gulf War told through the eyes of a group of American soldiers on the front lines. Sand Castle is the second feature film from acclaimed Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra (A Wolf at the Door), who also directed episodes from Season One of the Netflix global-hit series "Narcos."    Watch the tra...

A big thanks to the Entertainment Finance Forum participants and to Winston Baker's partner

Last week, we were joined by award-winning directors and producers such as Neal Moritz, Cathy Schulman, Don Hahn, Penney Finkelman Cox, Ted Hope, Rob Minkoff, entertainment executives such as Lionsgate’s Jen Hollingsworth and Laura Kennedy, OddLot’s Rachel Shane, Skybound’s David Alpert, and many more. We would like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors and partners: Akin Gump, EP Financial Solutions, FTI Consulting, Hogan Lovells, Vine Alternative Investments, Fift...

The Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival, Boston has announced the official selections

 2017 ReelAbilities Film Festival Celebrates Determination and Unique Perspectives   Official Selections Announced - March 29-April 6, 2017 Festival   The Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival, Boston has announced the official selections for this year’s festival. Ten films have been selected and will be screened between March 29-April 6, 2017.    ReelAbilities strives for the inclusion of all people and is dedicated to promoting awareness and app...

Martin Scorsese - The Exhibition this summer at EYE Filmmuseum 25 May – 3 September 2017

Major exhibition on Martin Scorsese illuminates his work, life and passion for cinema       Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976, Columbia Pictures)    After Berlin,...

Films in competition for the Golden Gate Awards (GGAs)

The San Francisco Film Society today announced the films in competition for the Golden Gate Awards (GGAs), which will distribute nearly $40,000 in total prizes this year in various narrative and documentary categories. Among the most significant awards for emerging global film artists in the United States, the Golden Gate Awards, first presented at the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 5–19) in its inaugural year in 1957, represent a signature featur...



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