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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...

Stockholm Film Festival presents this year’s film program

Today the program of the 27th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival is announced. 200 films from 70 countries will be screened during the festival November 9-20. - We are very proud over this year’s exciting program with 200 films from 70 countries. Our new section Discovery presents only new directors which results in a large number of new filmmakers. Stockholm Visionary Award is awarded to the French director François Ozon and Spotlight: Identity presents film...

30th Israel Film Festival in LA: Portman, Stone, JFed, Movies, more

Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman will be honored with the 2016 Israel Film Festival Achievement in Film Award, Oscar nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Sharon Stone will receive the 2016 Israel Film Festival Career Achievement Award and Jay Sanderson will accept the 2016 Israel Film Festival Community Leadership Award on behalf of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, at the 30th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles gala dinner on Wed...

The lineup of the 32nd International Short Film Festival Berlin

  32nd International Short Film Festival Berlin 14 - 20 November 2016 500 films in 50 programs, 6 competitions, 9 cinemas and 4 inner-city districts Check out the festival program - and timetable - and  trailer Program 6 Competitions The festival flagships: International Competition, Confrontations Competition, Documentary Competition, German Competition, Green Film Competition and Eject - more here 2 Forei...

Boston Jewish Film Festival Announces 2016 Official Selections

The Boston Jewish Film Festival has announced the official selections for this year’s festival.  Thirty-eight films have been selected and will be screened from November 9-21, 2016.  Covering topics from same sex marriage to how the Holocaust is represented in the world of social media, the 2016 Boston Jewish Film Festival will explore the evolution of the Jewish identity in the 21st century and how individual characters wrestle with linking the past to who they are now.   ...

'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies and Home' by Fien Troch win at the 43rd Film Fest Gent internatinal competition

On Friday 21 October, the international jury of Film Fest Gent, led by jury president Jeremy Thomas, announced the winners of the different competitions. 'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies won the Grand Prix for Best Film. The Georges Delerue Award for Best Music went to Johnny Jewel for his music for 'Home' by Fien Troch. Jeremy Thomas received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career. This year’s international jury consisted of producer and preside...

IVIE Student Film Awards To Be Produced by MEDIA ARTS Center San Diego

Media Arts Center San Diego has been chosen by San Diego County Office of Education to take reign of its annual student film competition, known as the Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Awards. Started in 2001 to encourage and reward teachers who utilize video as a project-based learning tool in their classrooms, iVIE has grown into a major student video competition attracting hundreds of students each year from around the county. Through iVIE, hundreds of students each year use film and vis...

Carter Burwell is Best Film Composer of the Year at the 16th WSAwards, Jeff Beal is Best Television Composer of the Year

  Ryuichi Sakamoto received the Lifetime Achievement Award On 19 October, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards in Capitole, Ghent. Film Fest Gent celebrated its 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards by focusing on television scores. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir performed scores from the most beloved television shows in recent history, conducted by Music Director Dirk Brossé.    ...

Chelsea Film Festival Winners


60th BFI London Film Festival draws to a close

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, closed its anniversary year tonight with the European Premiere of Ben Wheatley’s FREE FIRE. Audience attendance for the 60th edition reached a record-breaking 184,700, an 18% increase from 157,000 in 2015, with the new temporary Embankment Garden Cinema contributing significantly to that growth.   A further 8,200 people enjoyed the Festival through satellite screenings across the UK of Opening Night film Am...

60th BFI London Film Festival Winners

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Awards’ winners at its high profile Awards dinner, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Hosted by Michael Sheen and with an address from BFI Chair Josh Berger, guests included Abi Morgan, Alicia Vikander, Anna Friel, Anthony Chen, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Bola Agbaje, David Dehaney, David Nicholls, David Tennant, Edmund Coulthard, Florence Pugh, George Amponsah, Gugu M...


ATIONAL BIRD, directed by SONIA KENNEBECK and executive produced by WIM WENDERS and ERROL MORRIS opens in Los Angeles on November 18 and other cities nationwide including San Francisco and New York. Winning audiences over at Berlin, Tribeca, San Francisco, and Sheffield Film Festivals, NATIONAL BIRD follows the incredible dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S...

7th London Iranian Film Festival (28 Oct - 2 Nov) will open with 'The Salesman'

Europe's largest Iranian film festival returns for its 7th edition in London. We're thrilled to open this festival with 'The Salesman', winner of the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards at Cannes this year. We will also pay tribute to Abbas Kiarostami who will be remembered with the screening of feature film 'Taste of Cherry', short film 'Take me Home' and documentary film '76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Kiarosta...

FNC 2016 Awards


Awards 14th International Festival Signes de Nuit

        The 14th International Festival Signs of the Night / October 2016 / Lisbon, Portugal Short Film Competition Award   MAIN AWARD The French Revolution HaMahapeicha HaTzarfatit Hai Afik | Israel | 2015 | 0:21:00  Special Mentions for Main Award: Limbo Konstantina Kotzamani | Greece, France | 2016 | 0:30:00  The Gift...

The 22nd Annual Brainwash Drive/In-Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival Winners

  The First Prize Award winner: Dance of the Neurons – Jody Oberfelder 2nd Grand Prize: High Signs – Damien Patrik Third Prize Award: Head – Stav Levi Fourth Prize: Clyde’s Game – William Howard Fifth: “Ahavot Be’kitsur/Short Love – Yaron Yarkoni The Audience Choice AND Best Feature Film Awards: Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs – Justin Gaar/Carlos de los Rios ...

Camerimage film festival unveils competition lineups for Directors debut, Cinematographers debut and TV pilots

DIRECTORS' DEBUTS COMPETITION 2016 LINE-UP!   Directors’ Debuts Competition was initiated in 2010 due to the Festival’s increasing openness to the noteworthy artists and the new film phenomena they create. The idea of creating additional competition sections was a natural consequence of our previous activities. For years we have been promoting innovative projects that combine intellectual freedom, remarkable insight into world affairs and a desire to inspire other artists ...

Twelve of the most recent Eastern European films will premiere at FilmFest Cottbus, compiting for the 'Lubina'

Twelve entries from 18 co-production countries will compete for the main prize and the Lubina award sculpture at the FilmFestival Cottbus. The Short Feature Competition will feature ten more premières, including four international premières. From 8 to 13 November, the festival will present for the 26th time contemporary Eastern European cinema with about 200 individual entries from 45 countries.   Mature débuts and repeated success - With Rusudan Glurjidze (HOUSE OF O...

EDN Online Pitching Session: Women in Opposition

  EDN - European Documentary Network is calling all filmmakers to submit their documentary projects for EDN's upcoming online pitching session focusing on 'Women in Opposition'. The unique format allows filmmakers to pitch their projects to financiers and decision makers in an online video conference. The submission deadline is 11 November 2016 at noon. EDN Online Pitching Sessions offer filmmakers and producers an easy and innovative way to enter the market and get access ...

The legend of Boyz'n The Hood

I had the immense privilege of running the marketing at Sony in France (also meaning in charge of Cannes) when i received early 1991 a video tape from Boyz'n The Hood with the suggestion to submit it to Cannes. To our great surprise, Gilles Jacob, Cannes' Director invited the film (first feature by young John Singleton) to "Un Certain Regard". I started a campaign which remains one of my best prides in marketing several hundreds of films over the years for Sony, Fox and U...

Kick off of the second annual FEELFEST the international online Festival of Documentaries, Animation and Short Films

o The event can be followed online only on the international web portal FEELMAKERS ( worldwide. o There will be 12 films competing for awards, including 4 documentaries, 4 animated films and 4 fiction short films. o FEELFEST will also feature three film series: one dedicated to women in film, a selection of horror movies and another dedicated to the prestigious animation production company Autour de Minuit. Tomorrow Friday, December 14th will be the kickoff of the secon...

The 43 Film Fest Gent started with the Belgian premiere of 'I, Daniel Blake'

The 43 Film Fest Gent started with the Belgian premiere of 'I, Daniel Blake', in attendance of director Ken Loach and leading actress Hayley Squires. Loach was awarded the Jozef Plateau Honorary Award before the screening. With this prize, the festival honors guests that made a special contributions to the art of film-making. Special guests were Prince Laurent, the governor of East-Flanders Jan Briers, Flemish minister of Culture Sven Gatz and the mayor of Ghent Dani&eu...

Films about disruption: German-German contemporary history and European refugee experiences at the 26th FilmFestival Cottbus

    From 8 to 13 November 2016, in its Specials section, the FilmFestival Cottbus will present the two film series 'Bridges and Breaks - Convergence in Post-Unification Germany' and 'Exploring the Past: German-Czech-Polish History Through the Ages'. Both series investigate the disruption of identity in the lives of people following historic upheavals.   ++ Czechs, Poles and Germans - Searching for traces beyond historical distrust ++ The programme 'Explor...



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