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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. With these "Movies that Matter" I trust you will be inspired and I hope you will consider them in your selection.  If you can offer them waivers,  I can return the favor with an ad for your ...

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...

FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE / Winner of Best Documentary at Comic Con!

FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE In Theaters, On Demand and Digital HD August 26, 2016 Featuring legendary Disney animator Floyd Norman   From Filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey Floyd Norman and filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey Available for Interviews Please contact: and From filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey, the ...

Winners Announced - The 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Competitions

The winners and runners-up of the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions were announced Saturday, July 23rd and awarded over $35,000. The private event in Los Angeles connected top industry execs and the finalists, as well as other recent Script Pipeline writers.  Australia-based writing team Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini won the Grand Prize for screenwriting with the adventure/fantasy Cinderella Must Die. Runner-up: The Coat, a thriller by Ross Saxon. ...

Binoche will be honored at the 13th Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival

The star of the opening ceremony of Hungary`s leading IFF, the 13th Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival will be Juliette Binoche. The festival starts with the screening of the masterpiece Three Colors: Blue on the 9th of September. The legendary French actress will receive a special award and the festival`s CineClassics program is going to remember the director of the film, Krzysztof Kieslowski, who passed away 20 years ago.   By now, the Miskolc IFF has become one of...

29th TIFF - Tokyo International Film Festival to Showcase American Classics and Indonesian Cinema

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce two special showcases, a special selection of American Classics from UCLA Film & Television Archive, and another on Indonesian Cinema as the focus of the CROSSCUT ASIA section. These two are in addition to the previously announced focus on two iconic Japanese directors, Mamoru HOSODA and Shinji IWAI, and the world premiere of Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016, the first of the Asian omnibus film series being made in collabor...

THE AWARDS of the 14. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Signs of the Night / Signes de Nuit)

THE AWARDS of the 14. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Signs of the Night / Signes de Nuit) Saarbrücken, Germany   MAIN AWARD FERRIS WHEE...

John Zois has joined prolific independent entertainment studio IM Global as the Senior Vice President, Acquisitions

John Zois has joined prolific independent entertainment studio IM Global as the Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, it was announced today by company founder and CEO Stuart Ford.  Zois will report to Ford, and work alongside JR Smith, the company’s Director of Acquisitions. Zois was most recently the Director of Worldwide Acquisitions for EuropaCorp, where he worked on acquiring films for distribution in the U.S. as well as for France and around the world.  While there Zo...

The line-up for the 12th annual Rural Route Film Festival

The line-up for the 12th annual Rural Route Film Festival is up!  Screenings will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens w/an Opening Night Screening Party at Brooklyn Grange’s flagship rooftop farm just down the street on Northern Blvd. in Long Island City w/after-party at COFFEED below.   This year’s festival is centered around stories of brave youth and their animal friends.  The line-up includes a mix of new movies and all-time classics, ...

The 60th BFI London Film Festival selects QUEEN OF KATWE in headline gala section

THE 60TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL TO PRESENT THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF QUEEN OF KATWE   Madina Nalwanga and Lupita Nyong’o as Phiona and Harriet Mutesi in ‘Queen of Katwe’, Walt Disney Studios The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that QUEEN OF KATWE will receive its European Premiere on Sunday 9 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, screening in the Festival’s prestigious headline gala section. Th...

BAFTA promotes Iris to 'A' list festival status

  Iris Prize, Cardiff’s International LGBT Film Prize, is delighted to announce that it has received significant endorsement from the film industry by officially being recognised as a qualifying festival for the BAFTA awards.  From this year, all 15 nominated films for Iris Prize Best British Short Film are eligible to be entered automatically for the BAFTAs. This means that the filmmakers are now entitled to submit the films themselves.   Berwyn Rowlands, festival direct...

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Miskolc: Workshop for Young Critics

Call for Young Talents "Critical Skills Workshop" At the Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival (September 9-14, 2016)   Young film critics and film journalists will be invited to Miskolc to report on the films of the 13th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival (September 9-18, 2016)   The programme is designed for young (under 30) film critics or journalists in Eastern European countries: Croatia, Czech Repu...

Pablo Trapero's The Clan to open 5th Argentine Film Festival, London this 18th August

The Argentine Film Festival, London is proud to announce that the festival will open its fifth edition this August with Pablo Trapero’s THE CLAN (El clan), the true-crime story of the seemingly respectable Puccio family in Argentina who in the early 1980s ran a lucrative family business kidnapping their wealthy neighbours for ransom.   The film will receive its London premiere on Thursday 18th August at Curzon Soho and will be attended by director Pablo Trapero. THE CLAN is ...

Future Frames 2016 impresses audiences and filmmakers alike at Karlovy Vary

Future Frames participants with Gail Gendler (Sundance Channel), Tamara Tatishvili (Georgian National Film Center) and Felix Van Groeningen (Future Frames Mentor) The second edition of FUTURE FRAMES at the 51 Karlovy Vary International Festival 2016 has successfully wrapped. All soldout screenings of the FUTURE FRAMES films were followed by very lively Q&A's with the fantastic KVIFF audience. Highlights of the busy programme for the young filmmakers were a masterclass by Oscar nominat...

Too Young to Die! wins New York Asian Film Festival 2016

New York Asian Film Festival 2016  has record anniversary year   Kankuro Kudo's anarchic Japanese comedy Too Young to Die! is the Audience Award Winner of the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, announced the festival's executive director Samuel Jamier today. The event came to a close on Saturday night after screening 51 films over 18 days at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the SVA Theatre in Manhattan. Too Young to Die!, which had its North American premiere...

Fan Boy OPENS Today

  After months of anticipation, the Fan Boy Film Festival is OPEN for VIEWING and VOTING.   Go peruse through the galleries and check out all the great films that are a part of this year's festival.  Check out all of the FREE galleries HERE Remember viewing is ...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival announces Rev Rewind

Revelation Perth International Film Festival will extend its successful nineteenth season with Rev Rewind, three days of encore screenings from the festival.   Rev Rewind will run for three days from 18-20 July and will feature five of the most popular films screened during Revelation’s ten day season, which concludes on Sunday 17 July.   Leading the encores will be Weiner, the story of an American politician caught up in a sexting scandal, alongside the Italian drama Subu...

Byron Bay International Film Festival turns 10 : 14th - 23rd October.

    Mark Your Calendars for the 10th Byron Bay International Film Festival 14th - 23rd October. ...

Thousands of festival-goers look forward to the Bollywood Monster KidZone

Canada’s largest South Asian festival announces best ever line-up of free, family activities for Bollywood Monster Mashup 2016 Canada’s largest South Asian festival, Bollywood Monster Mashup presented by TD, brings even more fun and free activities to festival-goers and families for it's 6th year. On July 23 the outstanding Bollywood Monster KidZone returns to the festival. Starting at 2:00 PM, parents can bring their children to take part in free activities such as mini-car r...

Announcing: The Brainwash 2016 Festival selection!

The 22nd Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival   Friday July 22, 2016  9: 00PM Head – Stav Levi The Postmodern Pioneer Plaque – Boris Kozlov Dance of the Neurons – Jody Oberfelder Honk! Honk! – Lars Fuchs “Ahavot” Be’Kitsur / Short Love – Yaron Yarkoni River – Stephanie Maxwell The Morning Ride – Reid Hemsing High Signs – Damien Patrik Yo Soy Pedro – Inconstant Jordan  ...

Nominees for 55th annual Rose d’Or Awards

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is pleased to reveal the nominees for 55th annual Rose d’Or Awards which honour the best in international radio, television and online entertainment. The winners of the biggest and most influential entertainment awards event will be decided at a ceremony in Berlin on 13 September. Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards. ...

MoMA presents Ira Sachs Retrospective "Thank You For Being Honest" (July 22 - August 3)

A Comprehensive, Mid-Career Retrospective of the Independent Filmmaker Considered the Quintessential Auteur of Today’s New York    Thank You for Being Honest: The Films of Ira Sachs July 22 - August 3, 2016 The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters   The Museum of Modern Art presents a complete, mid-career retrospective of the films of Ira Sachs, a filmmaker who, in the course of seven features and five short films, has established himself as one of the singular voices in Ameri...

The 1st International Film Festival and Awards · Macao previews

The 1st International Film Festival and Awards · Macao announces festival strands, advisory team and programming team   The 1st International Film Festival and Awards•Macao (IFFAM) today announces that submissions are now being accepted for the inaugural festival, which will take place in Macao from 8 to 13 December, 2016. The festival will see a number of gala and red carpet screenings, with a competition strand and special focus sections alongside an industry scre...

The Paris Art and Movie Awards

The PAMA is an international festival with award ceremony welcomING filmmakers from all over the world to meet in the heart of Paris. The 2016 NOMINATIONS   Kitchen – directed by Steve Duchesne – FRANCE Apparition – directed by Denis Dobrovoda – FRANCE – FRENCH PREMIERE Tunisia 2015 – directed by Ted Hardy-Carnac – FRANCE – PARIS PREMIERE Fleur de peau – directed ...

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