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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...

Telluride Film Festival 41st edition plays host to 25 new feature films in its main program

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  Tribute programs honoring Volker Schlöndorff, Hilary Swank and the 35th Anniversary of Apocalypse Now  Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 41st edition of Telluride Film Festival. TFF’s annual celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. TFF will s...

BFI London Film Festival announces FOXCATCHER as the Festival’s American Express Gala

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58TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL AMERICAN EXPRESS® GALA ANNOUNCED AS UK PREMIERE OF FOXCATCHER   The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is pleased to announce FOXCATCHER as the Festival’s American Express Gala. The film will receive its UK Premiere on Thursday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by Academy Award® nominated director Bennett Miller and stars Steve Carell and Sienna Miller.   Based on true events, FOX...

From „queerEAST“ to Ukraine to Italy - Diversity is our Programme at FilmFestival Cottbus

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  Stars and the best from East and Central European cinema will be shown at the 24th edition of FilmFestival Cottbus November 4-9, 2014. The walk along the blue carpet is always worth it. Beside the three competitions, another highlight of the programme constitutes the >Focus< section, which continues the cinematographic exploration of Eastern European diversity. Under the title  „queerEAST” a selection of films on homosexuality in Eastern Europe will be screened. In...

Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival 2014 Closing Ceremony with Partners in Crime

Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival 2014 Closing Ceremony with Partners in Crime The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) held the Closing Ceremony of Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival (SIFF) 2014 at The Metroplex with Partners in Crime. Director CHANG Jung-Chi attended the event and sold out screening with cast CHENG Kai-Yuan and WEN Chen-Ling and Producer Wolf CHEN. From left to rig...

Programme of the 11th Naoussa International Film Festival.

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 Screening Programme Of The 11th Naoussa International Film Festival The countdown to the eleventh edition of Naoussa International Film Festival began. From 24 to 28 September, the public will have the opportunity to enjoy 214 short films from 50 countries. With great pleasure we present the Screening Programme of the 11th Naoussa International Film Festival. Join it! You can find the Programme of fiction, animation, experimental films, the SEE Talents and MOVILE below Screening...

Focus on Austin Short Film Fest SEPT 10 -11, 2014

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Inaugural Austin International Short Film Festival  to showcase shorts featuring ‘Last Call’ starring Jason Patric (The Lost Boys, In the Valley of Elah) and Don Harvey (Die Hard 2, The Untouchables, Casualties of War), ‘Grape’ starring Linden Ashley (Teen Wolf, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil: Extinction), and ‘Jerome’s Bouquet’ starring Peter Scolari (Girls, Newhart, Bosom Buddies, The Polar Express), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (25th Hour, 1408, En...

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...

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