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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...

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Happy Filmmakers thank us for the good service   Hi Bruno I hope you are well. It is a sad time for Paris but be brave and know that the word is praying for Paris. I just wanted to thank you again for your help with my film "Foxed". We had a great run on the festival circuit and are now making the FOXED feature film.  James Stewart  http://www.foxedmovie.com/ Bonjour Bruno, Plaisir plus que partagé, s...

Abel Ferrara guest at CurtocIrcuito: Intl Cinema Festival - Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) - 3rd to 9th October

  Two special guests, American filmmaker Abel Ferrara and Ucranian documentary maker Sergei Loznitsa will travel to Santiago de Compostela during the next edition of Curtocircuíto. Internationally renowned, both will visit the festival after the likes of Cannes, Venice or Berlinale. Abel Ferrara will visit Curtocircuíto as a programmer, curating a special program featuring some of the essential movies in his training as filmmaker....

EFFA 2016 opening this week in Melbourne

    EFFA 2016 officially launches in Melbourne this Thursday at ACMI. And if you havn't checked out our Melbourne program check it out here. ...

CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition calling for emerging writing talents

For all Fantasy Film Fans and Young Filmmakers/Screenwriters between 18 and 36 years old!   Organized by International Council for Film Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) located at UNESCO HQs, the Competition is a Young Talents Project for short fantasy film scenario dedicated to discovering and supporting writing talents.   You will have a chance to meet closely influential film professionals and investors, win a trip to 1st International Film Festival & Awards...

Tokyo Fest announces the line up - press conference video presentation

  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will hold a press conference on Monday, September 26 to announce the full lineup of the main sections and related special events of the 29th edition. We cordially invite you to join us at Toranomon Hills as we announce the 29th TIFF Official Selections. The 29th TIFF will be held October 25 – November 3, 2016, at Roppongi Hills, EX Theater Roppongi and other venues in Tokyo. Guest Yu Aoi – star, Japanese Girls Never...

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Park Chan-wook added to Screen Talk London Fest line-up

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  The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winner® Nicole Kidman & Dev Patel  will discuss their careers and current feature LION, this year’s American Express Gala. Eminent South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook, whose film THE HANDMAIDEN is this year’s Dare Gala, also join the Screen Talk series. Previously announced Screen Talk participants are Werner Herzog, Paul Verhoeven and Ben Wheatley...

Bogota Fest reveals the poster of the 33rd edition

  BIBIANA VELEZ IS THE ARTIST WHOM BOGOTA FILM FESTIVAL HAS INVITED TO MAKE THE IMAGE IN HIS 33 RD EDITION. BIBIANA HAS TAKEN THE WAVE AS A METAPHOR OF THE WAY CINEMA ENVELOPS THE VIEWER.   POSTER PRESENTATION WAS CONDUCTED LAST NIGHT IN THE GREAT SERVIENTREGA HEADQUARTERS TO A GROUP OF PERSONALITIES AND JOURNALISTS.   THE FESTIVAL POSTERS ARE, BY TRADITION, COLLECTIBLES. THEY CONDUCTED IMAGE GRAU, NADIN OSPINA, MANZUR, RAMIREZ VILLAMIZAR, SANDRO CHIA, ANTONIO SEGUI,...

Holland Film Meeting Awards

The Holland Film Meeting has announced the award winners of both the Co-Production Platform and the Work-in-Progress selection of its 29th edition. This evening the Holland Film Meeting has announced the award winners of both the Co-Production Platform and the Work-in-Progress selection of its 29th edition. This year 23 projects in development, including those selected for the inaugural BoostNL programme organised in cooperation w...

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA: Opening film of the Viennale 2016

OPENING FILM OF THE VIENNALE 2016 MANCHESTER BY THE SEA | Director Kenneth Lonergan, Guest of the Festival  MANCHESTER BY THE SEA by the American director and scriptwriter Kenneth Lonergan will be screened in Vienna’s Gartenbaukino on October 20 and marks the beginning of the festival. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Matthew Broderick and Lucas Hedges, the film caused a stir at this year’s Sundance, Telluride and Toronto film festivals and is meanwhile regarded a...

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) award winners for OIAF 2016

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  SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA – OIAF ANNOUNCES 2016 COMPETITION WINNERS The 40th Anniversary of the OIAF features a number of Canadian prize winners. OTTAWA (September 24, 2016) - The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, announced the winners of its 2016 Official Competition today at an awards ceremony held at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. This year, the OIAF received a total of 2311 entries from 86 different cou...

All The Winners fromMilano Film Festival

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PALMARES MFF 2016 Best Feature Film Gulîstan, terre de roses by Zaynê Akyol (Canada, Germany, 86') Jury: Philippe Grandrieux, Rebecca De Pas, Bruno Di Marino Best Short Film Limbo by Konstantina Kotzamani (France, Greece, 30') Special Mention MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana by Daniel Moshel (Austria, 5') Good News by Giovanni Fumu (South Korea, Italy, 17') Jury: Giuria: Kinodromo(B...

Oaxaca FilmFest announces 2016 Official Selection.

  Oaxaca FilmFest announced the details of its Seventh Edition that will take place in Oaxaca, Mexico, from the 8th to the 15th of October 2016.   Oaxaca FilmFest just announced the 2016 Official Selection at its annual press conference in Mexico City at the Centro Cultural de España. The Official Competition includes most awaited films like Elvis and Nixon (Liza Johnson, USA), Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, France), To Steal from a Thief (Daniel Calparso...

European Premiere of Fisher Stevens’ and Leonardo DiCaprio’s BEFORE THE FLOOD added to BFI London Film Festival line-up

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  The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® confirms the European Premiere of BEFORE THE FLOOD from filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio, as a Special Presentation programme addition presented on Saturday 15 October at the Odeon Leicester Square. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, BEFORE THE FLOOD is a riveting account of...

Miskolc International Film Festival Awards

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On Saturday, the 17th of September, Miskolc International Film Festival closed, the prizes and awards of the festival has been given to the winners. After the closing ceremony the screening of Paul Verhoven’s Elle closed the Jameson CineFest, Hungary's leading film event.     The Main Prize of the festival, the Emeric Pressburger Prize was given to Matthew NEWTON’s From Nowhere, while the Grand Pix, the Adolf Zukor Prize went to the Danish Martin ZANDVLIET for his fi...

11th Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival.

THE 11th ANNUAL SPOOKY MOVIE INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL   October 5-9, 2016 For ten years, October has belonged to the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival.   The festival that brought the DC area such films as THE BABADOOK, EXISTS, TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, HE NEVER DIED, HOUSEBOUND, and THE FINAL GIRLS–-holds its 11th annual event in Washington, D.C. from October 5-9 at the AFI Sil...

Triforce Creative Network Launches Third Writerslam Event

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Following the huge success of the last two events, diversity champions TriForce Creative Network are holding their third WriterSlam competition later this year. The event, which attracts over 1000 entries, will take place at St James’s Theatre on Monday 14th November.    The TCN have been working for over a decade on increasing diversity both on screen and behind the camera with a focus on generating significant and lasting improvement within the industry. Budding TV drama writ...

Programme of the 9th CinEast film festival Luxembourg unveiled!

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  The complete programme as well as the films in competition, jury members and events highlights of the 9th edition of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, 6-23 October 2016) were announced at the festival’s press conference yesterday (photos), and have been published today on the festival’s website www.cineast.lu. It can be downloaded via this link.   The 8 films in the official competition of CinEast 2016 are: 11 Minutes by Jerzy Skol...

Uma Thurman as Honorary Guest at Zurich Film Festival

Special Screening of KILL BILL: Vol. 1 Presentation of Filmmaker Award   Actress Uma Thurman will visit the Zurich Film Festival on Saturday 24.09.16 to present at the Arena Cinemas Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic KILL BILL: VOL. 1, a film in which she plays the lead role. She will remain to discuss her work and films following the screening. Thurman will also present the CHF 100’000 Filmmaker Award during the grand IWC Gala on Saturday evening. Born i...

The Denver Film Festival announces its first wave of films

  The Denver Film Festival (DFF), produced by Denver Film Society (DFS), announces its first wave of films through its popular sidebar programming. Recognized as one of the nation’s premier film events, the Festival will feature a focus on Spanish cinema, sidebars for CinemaQ, CineLatino, Late Night Showcase, Women+Film, Culinary Cinema and Colorado Spotlight.   Focus On National Cinema: Spain This year, DFF will be focusing its international spotlight on the country o...

Aspen Filmfest 2016 Starts Today!

    The leaves are turning. The temperature is dropping. Fall is in the air! It's time for Filmfest 2016. Here is today's line-up . . .   ...

The art of filmmaking

“We are all a story waiting to be told. That, to me, is the beauty of life and the beauty of filmmaking!”         Caatje van ...

LA LA LAND as the 2016 Centerpiece selection at Middleburg Film Festival

Today, the Middleburg Film Festival announced the highly anticipated film LA LA LAND as the 2016 Centerpiece selection. LA LA LAND, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will screen on Saturday, October 22 with Oscar-nominated director Damien Chazelle (WHIPLASH) in attendance. The Festival runs October 20-23, 2016 in historic Middleburg, VA, located one hour from the nation's capital.   "Filmgoers are in for a very special treat," said MFF Executive Director Susan Koch. &q...

Exhibition presenting the work of renowned Canadian film director David Cronenberg in Camerimage

The 24th edition of CAMERIMAGE Film Festival, which runs from November 12th to 19th, 2016, will be accompanied by a unique exhibition presenting the work of renowned Canadian film director David Cronenberg.   This exhibition was organized and circulated by TIFF and curated by Piers Handling and Noah Cowan. It is now brought to Poland by the organizers of CAMERIMAGE Film Festival – Tumult Foundation and Centre of Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu” in Torun. The grand openin...

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