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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...

Ten feature-length music documentary films qualified for the competition DocFilmMusic at the 54th Krakow Film Festival.

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This week, the organisers of the festival announce the results of the selection of all four competitions.   DocFilmMusic, the youngest of the four competitions of Krakow Film Festival, takes place for the second time. The music documentary films submitted to the selection should be longer than 30 minutes. The winner of this section will get the Grand Prix award The Golden Heynal and a cash prize amounting to 20 000 zloty.   "Music film does not have to mean trifling,"...

Film North Announces 2014 Opening Night Feature Screening

  Film North, Huntsville International Film Festival announced today their first program leak.    Watermark will be the opening night feature film on Thursday September 18th at the Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville, Ontario.   Lucy Wing, CEO and founder of Film North said, “Watermark has been secured as our openi...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded with Awards

FANDRY receives Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature,  POWERLESS receives Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.  Best Short Film winner, ALCHEMY, will receive a cash grant from HBO.    Audience Choice Awards go to SIDDHARTH, FAITH CONNECTIONS, and KUSH    The 12 annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded on Sunday evening (April 13) with a red carpet and gala fete that included the Los Angeles premi...

Aspen Film Announces Aspen Shortsfest Award Winners

  23rd Edition of the Shorts-only Festival is a Wrap! Award-winners clockwise from top left: Kármán Line, Me + Her, Sprout, A Tropical Sunday, Our Curse and The Gallant Captain  Aspen, Colo. (April 14, 2014) - Aspen Film, a year-round film arts and education organization, announced today the winners of its Aspen Shortsfest International Competition. The 2014 Awards Ceremony was held Sunday, April 13, at Rustique Restaurant i...

"A Dream of Warsaw" will open THE Krakow Film Festival

  Krakow, 14th April 2014 - "A Dream of Warsaw," a biographical story about Czesław Niemen, one of the most popular Polish singers, will open the 54th Krakow Film Festival, which starts on 25th May. The documentary by Krzysztof Makowski will also take part in Polish competition. "A Dream of Warsaw" is the first extensive biographical film about Czesław Niemen, the icon of Polish popular music. The opportunity to make this film is the 10th anniversary of the musici...

Sheffield Doc/Fest opens with PULP

PULP A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH AND SUPERMARKETS  Saturday 7 June, City Hall     On Saturday 7th June at the magnificent City Hall the 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest will officially open with the European Premiere of PULP. A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets, attended by the director Florian Habicht, producer Alex Boden of Pistachio Pictures Production and band-members: Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Mark Webber. This opening night event will b...

Le Cinéma français présent en force avec UniFrance Films au Festival International du Film de Pékin

  Le Festival International du Film de Pékin, qui se tient du 16 au 23 avril et qui fête cette année sa 4e édition, sera placé sous le signe de la France et des célébrations du cinquantième anniversaire des relations diplomatiques entre la France et la République populaire de Chine.     Pour l’occasion, et à l’invitation d’UniFrance Films, de n...

Focus on the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS

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In a few days Stuttgart will be the global capital of animated film again. From April 22 to 27, 2014 the best animated films from all over the world can be seen at the 21st edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) – one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. In more than 200 individual events,out of 2,300 entries, over 1,000 animated films represent the entire spectrum of the genre. Click here for further information: program...

Award Winners from 19th FIFOG - 2014

The 9th Edition of FIFOG ended on a high note with the awards ceremony on Saturday, April 12th. It was followed by the last screening day on Sunday. Once again, the festival achieved great success among the public and the media. According to preliminary statistics, FIFOG recorded an increase in public attendance with more than 6500 visitors as well as a strong media presence. Awards Ceremony The Awards ceremony took place at the Grütli Cinemas in a festive atmosphere and the guests...

New Board of FIPRESCI

FIPRESCI - the International Federation of Film Critics - held its annual meeting at the Bari International Film Festival (BIFEST, April 5-12, 2014). During the meeting, its new board was elected.   President: Alin Tasciyan (Turkey) Vice-Presidents: Dana Linssen (The Netherlands), György Kárpáti (Hungary)   The former president Jean Roy has been appointed Honorary President.   Alin Tasciyan began working for the "Milliyet Art Review" and "...

Go Short Awards

  After five days of festival, the sixth edition of Go Short was a great success. Just like last year, the festival has grown. On Saturday 12 April Go Short announced the award winners of the European Competition, the Dutch and the Breaking Short Student Competition, and the Youth Award. These prizes are handed out by two international jury’s and a youth jury. In the European competition, the prize winning fiction film is Pride, Rogalik won the award for best documentary, Hu Wei wa...

Cine Las Americas International Film -CLAIFF17 - Hecho en Tejas Films Announced

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- Following an announcement earlier this week of their official Opening/Closing night films, Cine Las Americas announced today the list of titles selected for participation in the Hecho en Tejas program at the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, which runs April 22-27, 2014. For this year, the Hecho en Tejas program showcases 14 films representing work by filmmakers from around the state, including Austin, Arlington, Corinth, Edinburg, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio,...

SFFS Announces Winners of 2014 Documentary Film Fund Grants

     The San Francisco Film Society today announced the three winners of the 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards totaling more than $75,000, which support feature-length documentaries in postproduction. The SFFS Documentary Film Fund was created to support singular nonfiction film work that is distinguished by com...

Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer, has joined the Advisory Board of Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.

  Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer With more than 20 years' experience in home entertainment, Sarandos is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution. He has led content acquisition for the company since 2000. Before Netflix, Ted was an executive at video distributor ETD and Video City/West Coast Video. He is a film producer of several prolific documentaries and serves on the Film ...

IFP Minnesota's 15th Annual Midwest Filmmaker Conference Scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2014

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Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota (IFP Minnesota) presents the 15th annual Midwest Filmmaker Conference in partnership with Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) Saturday and Sunday, May 2-4, 2014. Conference sessions take place at MCTC and IFP Minnesota and are tied-in to the Next Look screening series at the Walker Art Center.   IFP Minnesota's Midwest Filmmaker Conference has developed over the years in scope and impact in response to Minnesota's vibrant in...

FMX2014: Virtual Production with Chris DeFaria, Tim Webber, Jon Landau, Gravity and the next Avatar

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FMX is very proud that Chris DeFaria, President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects, Warner Bros. Pictures, joins the set of presentations on Academy Award-winning Gravity, as does Tim Webber, who received the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. The renowned Producer Jon Landau also brings his expertise to Stuttgart: he reveals exclusive insights into the next Avatar movie. Other remarkable additions include VFX veteran John Knoll, action stunners Captain America: The Winter Soldier and...

Knoxville Film & Music Festival Announces Vastly Expanded Student Offerings

This year marks the second year for The Knoxville Film & Music Festival and the fifth year for the Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival, events that drew 5,400 people to downtown Knoxville last year. To celebrate, Knoxville Film & Music Festival has greatly expanded its student offerings for 2014. In prior years the festival had limited space available for students, but for 2014 the festival has created three all new events for students from 3 to 17 years of age. The largest expansion is t...

Sydney Film Festival announced the Australian premiere of 20,000 Days on Earth as festival opener

Sydney Film Festival today announced the Australian premiere of 2c, as the Opening Night Film to screen at the State Theatre at 7:30pm on Wednesday 4 June.     20,000 Days on Earth is the first feature-length film by UK visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who recently collaborated on a sound installation with Scott Walker as part of Vivid Live 2013. Forsyth and Pollard take a fascinating approach in this visually astonishing and highly stylised imagination of Cave’...

The ninth edition of the Meetings on the Bridge organised within the scope of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival is live

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MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE IS BRINGING FILMMAKERS FROM TURKEY AND INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS TOGETHER FOR THE 9th TIME     The ninth edition of the Meetings on the Bridge organised within the scope of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival takes place between 7-18 April 2014. In addition to the Film Project Development and Work in Progress Workshops which bring producers, directors, and screenwriters from Turkey together with international film professionals, Meetings on the Bridge is...

Celebrities rock the IFFLA red carpet

The IFFLA Opening Night Gala kicked off with a dazzling red carpet, graced by celebrities such as Jason Alexander, David Arquette and Patricia Arquette, with Courteney Cox attending the screening as well. Check out our Opening Night footage on YouTube, and pictures from Tuesday's red carpet on our Facebook page! Couldn't get enough of the fun? Tickets are still available for our Closing Night Gala. Enjoy the red-carpet Los Angeles pr...

TIFF's Original David Cronenberg Exhibition Touring to Amsterdam's EYE Museum This Summer

Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, today announced that the organization’s first original major touring exhibition, David Cronenberg: Evolution, celebrating one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, will open at EYE, Amsterdam’s new film museum. The exhibition was a core component of TIFF’s recent multi-platform celebration of the work of Cronenberg, which included a major film retrospective, art exhibition, interactive digital experience, virtual museum and s...

Cine Las Americas announced today the full list of films

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Cine Las Americas announced today the full list of films that will screen during the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, which runs April 22-27, 2014.   The Marchesa Hall and Theater, Austin Film Society's new home for classic, independent and art house film programming, will feature Opening and Closing nights, international new releases, and 'Hecho en Tejas,' a rich selection of films made in Texas. Marchesa will also host a retrospective of films by p...

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