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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...

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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...

DAVID MACMILLAN to receive a Career Achievement Award from Hollywood's most prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS)

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In case you are not viewing, access here.   It is a great honour for us to congratulate DAVID MACMILLAN,  as he has been invited to receive a Career Achievement Award from Hollywood's most prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS). CAS governs and recognizes all things in the art of cinematic sound recording and with 3 Academy Awards, 1 Bafta, 1 Emmy nomination and a career spanning 40 years with over 80 major motion pictures, this highest honor is a well deserved recognition. Co...

Producer Michael Shamberg to be honored with Zurich Film Festival's Career Achievement Award

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Shamberg Produced Dramedy WISH I WAS HERE selected as Gala Premiere, Joining A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES    Two-time Oscar® nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“Erin Brochovich,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Big Chill,” Contagion,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Django Unchained”) will be the recipient of The Zurich Film Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ award for lifetime achievements in cinema at this year&rsqu...

More films than ever at Iris 2014

    ·        Film festival doubles number of feature length movies to 17 ·        Winners from Germany and Brazil return  to Cardiff with new feature films ·        Gay secret agent takes on billionaire hair dressing tycoon to open festival with World Premiere of Jayson Bend: Queen and Country A young man, in a woman’s dress, wielding a Samurai&...

The International Media Forum to take place in St. Petersburg

                The Saint Petersburg International Media Forum (SPIMF) will be held from October 1st to October 10th, 2014. The Forum is organized by ROSKINO and supported by the Government of St. Petersburg under the personal patronage of the Acting Governor, Georgy Poltavchenko, with the participation of the National Media Group holding, Petromir LLC, and Aeroflot Russian Airlines. SPIMF is a cross-platform cultural initiati...

Producer Michael Shamberg to be honored with Zurich Film Festival's Career Achievement Award

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Shamberg Produced Dramedy WISH I WAS HERE selected as Gala Premiere, Joining A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES     Zurich, Switzerland – August 27, 2014 – Two-time Oscar® nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“Erin Brochovich,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Big Chill,” Contagion,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Django Unchained”) will be the recipient of The Zurich Film Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ award...

Gia Coppola’s “ Palo Alto”, to open Fingal Film Festival 26th – 28th September 2014

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Following a hectic year planning this year’s festival programme, Fingal Film Festival are delighted to announce the opening film will be the Irish premiere of “Palo Alto” from debut writer-director Gia Copolla, starring James Franco and Emma Roberts with thanks to Metrodome Distribution.   Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner...

HFM announces selection co-production platform 2014

Holland Film Meeting (HFM) is proud to announce the selection of projects that will be participating at the HFM Co-Production Platform 2014. This selection includes 21 projects coming from 15 different European countries. The HFM Co-Production Platform is the main event of the Holland Film Meeting during the Netherlands Film Festival. The selected film projects are presented to international cinema’s most important and influential co-producers, distributors, sales agents and fin...

Check out the program for the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

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The sixth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the release of its official program for 2014. This year, the Festival will be taking place on September 26th, 27th, and 28th in the J.A. de Sève Theater at Concordia University (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal).   The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, the first of its kind, has been promoting stop motion since 2009. Last year, we had a stellar presentation as we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the re...

The 2014 HollyShorts Awards were announced

HOLLYSHORTS ANNOUNCES WINNERS DURING 10TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS AWARDS FEST SETS DATES FOR 2015 EDITION The 2014 HollyShorts Awards were announced Thursday during a special standing room-only reception at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, home of the 1st Oscars ceremony. The evening was hosted by Alicia Malone and Amy Paffrath. At the top of the show, festival founders announced the 11th annual HollyShor...

Eric Khoo to Head Singapore International Film Festival’s Southeast Asian Film Lab

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The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) organizers have confirmed that award-winning director/producer Eric Khoo will head its first ever Southeast Asian Film Lab. Khoo, a familiar name in the Asian film industry, put Singapore on the international film map with his first feature film Mee Pok Man (1995), picking up prizes at Fukuoka, Pusan and Singapore. His second feature 12 Storeys (1997) won the Federation of International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award and ...

Philippe Mora will be Guest of Honor at the 21st Annual Oldenburg Film Festival

Australian Filmmaker Philippe Mora will be Guest of Honor at the 21st Annual Oldenburg Film Festival and Recipient of the 2014 German Independence Honorary Award. The Oldenburg International Film Festival enters its third decade! And with the Honorary Retrospective of Philippe Mora, it pays homage to one of the most astonishing and eclectic filmmakers of our time – a solo Australian Nouvelle Vague Artist, impassioned by a zealous quest for historical truths, and with an inextinguishable...

London BFI will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FURY

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  Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt, centre) and his men Boyd Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), Trini Garcia (Michael Peña) and Grady Travis (Jon Bernthal) in Columbia Pictures' FURY   The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FURY on Sunday 19 October at the Odeon Leicester Squ...

Stockholm International Film Festival 2014 dedicated to Lauren Bacall

This year’s Stockholm International Film Festival will be dedicated to Lauren Bacall, one of our times greatest stars, who was also the recipient of The Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.   Lauren Bacall was one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, known for her acting, her deep voice and her gaze. Her film debut in the 1944 “To Have and Have Not” made her famous and she quickly became a legend a term she resisted saying that was a reference to the pa...

Director Issac Feder’s newest feature film makes its debut at the Portland Film Festival.

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“Sex Ed” World Premiere Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Attending the premiere: Issac Feder (Dir.), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Pay it Forward), Lorenza Izzo (Hemlock Grove, Aftershock), Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live, How I Met your Mother), Chris Williams (Dodgeball, The Joneses), and additional guests to be announced.   Portland, Oregon (August 14, 2014)- Sex Ed, the first feature film directed by Isaac Feder will be making its world premiere as one of the opening...

TRINITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Showcases Cinema from 14 Countries

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GET A JOB the comedy made in Hawaii and directed by Maui’s Brian Kohne took top honors for a full feature film while THE DOORMAN filmed in New York by director Serena Dykman took top accolades for a short.  This was at the eighth annual Trinity International Film Festival held at the Carr Art Center.     Last year’s full feature winner was NAA BANGARU THALLI, directed by Rajesh Touchriver.  It was the Telugu version of the Malayalam film ENTE which was about sex...

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE will be presented as the London BFI Sonic Gala

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  The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is thrilled to reveal that BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE will be presented as the Sonic Gala at this year’s Festival. Björk will attend the UK premiere with directors Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton on Thursday 9 October at the Odeon West End.   BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE is a concert film by Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio) and editor Nick Fenton (The Selfish Giant,...

Camerimage to pay tribute to John Alcott in 'Remembering the Masters' series

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.   A retrospective of Alcott’s award-winning body of work will be screened throughout the festival, which takes place November 15 – 22. Included in the retrospective series will be Alcott’s four-time Aca...

Aspen Film's 35th Annual Filmfest Will "Explore New Worlds" on Screens in Aspen and Carbondale, Sept 26 - Oct 1

Timed to the valley's brilliant fall color, Aspen Film will present the 35th annual Aspen Filmfest, Sept. 26 through Oct. 1, screening films at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre as well as Carbondale's Crystal Theatre.   Aspen Film's flagship event, Filmfest will screen new releases, acclaimed documentaries and feature favorites from the international and US festival circuit. Audiences will have a chance to experience an ecl...

Liam Neeson is guest of honor at the 10th Zurich Film Festival

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 Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson will present his latest film, the crime drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES at this year’s Zurich Film Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary and taking place September 25th – Oct 5th.   A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival, on the evening of Friday, October 3rd at the Cinema corso.   Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A WALK...

Words with Gods to screen at Los Cabos Fest

Los Cabos International Film Festival offers a great number of International Premieres and creates a cultural space that allows the industry to exchange ideas and new projects.    "Words with Gods" will be presented at the Festival Third Edition Galas Program on Friday, November 14th.    The film will have its North America Premiere&nb...

First wave of nominees for 14th World Soundtrack Awards released

Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Pharrell Williams are the most familiar names among the first nominees that were released by the World Soundtrack Academy. Besides Film Composer of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy also published the nominees in the categories for Best Original Film Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The WSAwards, one of the most prestigious events in the world of film music, is the closing event of Film Fest Gent and will take pl...

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Border Crossing highlights

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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Border Crossing 17th – 21st September 2014 Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival today announces its most ambitious programme to date in celebration of its 10th anniversary.   Coinciding with the referendum for an independent Scotland (18th September) and with Berwick-upon-Tweed occupying a unique position as the border town between England and Scotland, the Festival has chosen “Border Crossing” as its theme, with its p...

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