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Dear Festival programmers  I would like to share with you these amazing 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.   "Ones to Watch' by filmfestivals.com"  Angel's Salvation by Hassan AKHONDPOOR Iran 2017 90 minutes  Angel's (Fereshteh’s) father has gone bankrupt during Iran&...

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...

PODCAST -- Join Arthur Kanegis on Humanity's Team 9 AM PDT

        Please join us on Thursday, May 11th at 9 am Los Angeles, CA (PDT) for an in-depth look at how we can help change our planet’s susceptibility to war.  Rese...

19th annual Maryland Film Festival closed with the Hero by Brett Haley

closing night film for the 19th annual Maryland Film Festival, taking place May 3-7 in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete festival program, schedule and tickets for all screenings are now available online at http://mdfilmfest.com/film-guide/ and is also available for download as a PDF from that page. GRAND OPENING / OPENING NIGHT FILMS The festival will kick-off with the Opening Night Shorts program, the Grand Opening and first public event i...

Green Film Fest Wraps Up 7th Annual Environmental Film Festival

  Green Film Fest 2017 brings World Premiere of Twelve Pianos to Castro Theatre. Awards announced at Closing Night with Tidewater winning the Green Fire Award and Yasuni Man receiving the Green Film Fest Audience Award. Green Film Fest is the first film festival in the USA to implement the F-rating system to promote women in the film industry.   Thursday, April 27, San Francisco: San Francisco’s Green Film Fest 2017 ended on a musical note April 26 wit...

Far East Film Festival closes with 60,000 attendees from over 40 nations. The Audience Awards goes to Japan and South Corea.

21/29 April 2017 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo and Visionario   FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 19     Japanese triumph: the film with most votes from the public and Black Dragon pass holders is Close-Knit, by Ogigami Naoko!  And in second and third place, Korea with Choi Kook-hee's Split and Chang's Canola.   #FEFF19 closes with 60,000 attendees from over 40 nations.    The audience of the Far East Film Festival – who, since April 199...

6th edition of Visegrad Film Forum was special!

International event at the end of April fulfilled its mission and brought big names of cinematography and students from all around the world to Bratislava. Masterclasses, screenings and discussions were balanced by friendly atmosphere. Five-day event started with the screening of cult film The Neverending Story. Spectators travelled back to their childhood by watching this classic on the big screen in the presence of Colin Arthur, father of the phenomenal creatures. Not only he ...

The Las Vegas Film Festival will celebrate 10th edition june 6 -11

  10TH ANNUAL LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 6 – 11 AT BRENDEN THEATRES AND PALMS CASINO RESORT     The Las Vegas Film Festival will celebrate a decade of bringing storytelling, culture and community to Southern Nevada by holding its 2017 festival entire...

Provincetown International Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

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The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today its complete lineup of narrative, documentary and short films for its 19th edition, running June 14-18, 2017. Matt Spicer's INGRID GOES WEST has been selected as the Closing Night film, with co-writer and director Spicer and producer and star Aubrey Plaza in attendance.   "This year's program continues PIFF's long tradition of supporting a diverse and exciting range of filmmakers - as always, with a speci...

Heavy Hitters Panels featured at the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival

  Web Series Superstar Panel and Masters Technology Panel   June 6, 7, 8 at The Landmark Theater The New Media Film Festival has always been on the cutting edge of filmmaking and this year will be spectacular.  They are bringing in the heavy hitters with superstars and masters for their Web Series and Technology Panels. The 8th Annual New Media Film Festival is happening June 6, 7, 8, 2017 at The Landmark Theater, 10850 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA...

The Greenwich International Film Festival Lineup

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 The Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to announce the full film slate and programming for the 3rd annual festival running June 1st- -4th, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut. BENDING THE ARC, a documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all, directed by Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos, will open the festival on June 2nd ...

Telluride Mountainfilm 2017 Films Announced!

 © 2017 Justin Brice Guariglia_Image Courtesy of the Artist  #MFILM17 FILM LINEUP   Mountainfilm's 2017 film lineup features documentaries about extraordinary adventures, remarkable activists, legendary climbers, crucial environmental issues and cultures in peril. We've got amazing shorts and epic features, but what is most notable about this year is the number of quality films that dovetail with our theme of The New Normal. Among the...

Jack Prazeres wins MARTY for Laurie Pallett Patron of the Year

  The Mississauga Arts Council announces its third major community award winner! After revealing author Robert J Sawyer as winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and citing Mississauga charity host extraordinaire, Jake Dheer, as V...

2017 LA Film Festival Competition Lineup Announced! What’s Playing and How to See It.

‘Never Here’ Some wiseacre once observed that in Los Angeles, you’re really never more than 20 or so feet away from a screenplay. And whether a brad-bound hard copy yellowing in the sun of your Uber driver’s seat-pocket or a tidy .pdf open on the desktop of the hyper-focused cold brew enthusiast furiously typing away next to you at the coffee shop, the fact is undeniable: this town is virtually exploding with creativity. And sometimes the explosi...

'Hugo Villa Appointed as the new director of Los Cabos International Film Festival

  Hugo Villa Smythe has more than 30 years of experience in the filmmaking industry and is renowned for his work as producer, cinematographer, production advisor and government officer has been appointed by the board of Los Cabos Arte y Cultura...

USA Film Festival announced the winners

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USA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 39TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the USA Film Festival announced the winners of the 39th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition.  The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.   Chosen from more than 600 international entries, the First Place Winning Films included:   FIRST PLACE / NARRATIVE Minh Tâm, Vincent Ma...

World Soundtrack Awards celebrates 100 years of jazz with Terence Blanchard

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World Soundtrack Awards celebrates 100 years of jazz with Terence Blanchard as central guest and David Shire as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award AT THE CENTENARY OF JAZZ, FILM FEST GENT CELEBRATES JAZZ MUSIC AT THE 17th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WITH TERENCE BLANCHARD AS CENTRAL GUEST AND DAVID SHIRE AS RECIPIENT OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. ____________________________________________ ...

The Book of Henry to Open LA Film Festival

  At Film Independent, our mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.   ...

Neufchatel first 8 titles in competition

            THE FIRST 8 FILMS FROM THE OFFICIAL SELECTION The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival unveils the first 8 films from the official selection of its 17th edition (30 June – 8 July 2017). These new cinematic gems are but an appetizer for the rest of the programme, and will be shown as part of diverse sections such as the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITON and NEW CINEMA FROM ASIA, as well as out of competition crossover showings o...

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival announces film events, honoring John Sayles and Tommy Chong, May 24 - 28

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The 3rd Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, taking place in the magnificent mountain setting of Mammoth Lakes, California, has announced its line-up of screenings, which will include premieres, festival favorites and classic films. The five-day festival will take place May 24-28, 2017, beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Night Screening of Cheech and Chong's much-loved first feature UP IN SMOKE. Tommy Chong, one of its stars as well as its uncredited co-director, will be p...

Christina Aguilera, Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux casted in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance ZOE, by Drake Doremus

Christina Aguilera (Burlesque, ABC’s Nashville), Theo James (The Secret Scripture, Divergent series), Rashida Jones (The Social Network, Angie Tribeca) and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings film franchise, Showtime’s Homeland) have joined Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Beauty and the Beast, Fargo, Miles Ahead) and Léa Seydoux (Spectre, The Grand Budapest Hotel) in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance ZOE, to be directed by Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Breath In), it w...

Seriously Hilarious: The Last Laugh Illuminates The Links Between Laughter & Survival

  What’s your favorite Holocaust joke? Don’t have one yet? Then you should see The Last Laugh which premiered to a standing ovation at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and became an audience favorite at more than 60 fests throughout North America and around the world. The film opened theatrically in NYC March 3, followed by Toronto March 10 and LA March 17, before rolling out in a limited U.S. & North American release. It took Director – Write...

Celebrities Announced for Star-Studded Sunscreen Film Festival

Robert Davi (Die Hard, Goonies) to be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Joe Pantoliano will be presented with the Legacy Award. 2016's recipients were Paul Sorvino and Gary Busey.         Joe Pantoliano (Sopranos, Matrix)   ...

40 years of Star Wars Celebrations

George Lucas, John Williams and Kathleen Kennedy attend the 40 YEARS OF STAR WARS PANEL during the 2017 STAR WARS CELEBRATION at Orange County Convention Center on April 13, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** George Lucas, John Williams, Kathleen Kennedy   ...

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