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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"  DEAD ON ARRIVAL D.O.A. by Stephen Sepher - Thriller  - USA  - June  2017 -  96 minutes Emmy nominated Billy Flynn stars in a...

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...

ANIMAZE - Montreal International Animation Film Festival - leMIAFF set to kick off August 17

Montreal film festival partners with Red Cross. Virtual reality to give viewers every stage of the Syrian refugee experience – from the destruction of home-town, dangerous travel with children, violent hostility, police abuse incited by media and right wing politicians in certain western countries. Viewing to generate funds for Syrian refugees                         &...

Jameson CineFest, 8 to 17 September reveals line up

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Hungary's leading film event and biggest international film festival Jameson CineFest, 8 to 17 September, brings the freshest and most outstanding film selection to Hungary again: feature films, shorts, documentaries and animations that are domestic, some of them Central European premieres – for the 14th time.   In the feature competition program we selected films that show all the happenings of the cinematic world of the year. Unconventional pieces like Bruno Dumont’s Jea...

On 55th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, new film to reveal unheard recordings about what really happened

Production launches this week on a new film, American Icon: Marilyn Monroe, as fan clubs and devotees from around the world converge on Los Angeles to mark the 55th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death on August 5.    Delving into the complexities of Monroe's life, the film will feature previously unheard interviews which were embargoed until after the passing of some interview subjects; finally disprove the major conspiracy theories; and become the catalyst for a movement t...

Elizabeth Sheldon has launched a new film distribution and sales company, Juno Films

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  Licinio Azevedo’s Train of Salt and Sugar and Cahier Africain Are Lead Acquisitions   Elizabeth Sheldon has launched a new film distribution and sales company, Juno Films, to partner with agents, producers and filmmakers to execute bespoke investment, sponsorship and distribution strategies in North America. Sheldon brings two decades of experience in film distribution and international sales, with a specialty in distribution to the educational and non-profit market, to he...

The Tartu Love Film Festival announces its full lineup

  The 12th Tartu Love Film Festival, aka TARTUFF, the biggest open air film festival in the Baltics has announced its full lineup. This year's programme is made up of 13 features and 5 documentaries. The feature programme includes Keep the Change directed by Rachel Israel, which won several awards at Karlovy Vary and Tribeca this year; another Tribeca award winner The Divine Order by director Petra Biondina Volpe; the winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Actress...

ВRIDGE of ARTS will sign an agreement with European Children's Film Association ECFA. Business program of the forum

    International Motivational Film and Sport Festival BRIDGE of ARTS has announced the program of its business forum which would take place on August 24-25, 2017. The forum’s focus is «Cinema economics: new markets». The forum’s target goal is bringing investment into the industry in general, and into children’s and family films production sector in particular. The forum discussions will result in signing the agreement with European Children’s Fil...

Beth Barrett Named Seattle Fest Artistic Director

Beth Barrett, former Director of Programming, has been named SIFF’s new Artistic Director. With her advancement, Barrett becomes SIFF’s first female Artistic Director, one of only a select few women in the United States holding this position for a major film festival. Barrett assumed the mantle of Interim Artistic Director last October, leading the organization though a very successful 43rd Seattle International Film Festival.    Barrett began her career at SIFF i...

GoodBye Sam Sheppard RIP

Known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director whose body of work spanned over half a century. He was the author of forty-four plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Righ...

Vanessa Paradis and Jeanne Moreau duo in Cannes

Sad news of the loss of Singer Actress Jeanne Moreau who passed away aged 89 at her home in Paris 17th area.   Happy to share this unforgettable magic moment in Cannes where Jeanne Moreau sang a duo with Dame Moreau "Le Tourbillon de la vie", title song from Jules et Jim de by  François Truffaut. ...

Video Junkee 2017 Festival Awards

  The inaugural Video Junkee 2017 Festival took place over the weekend (July 28 – 29) and saw hundreds of video hungry content creators and lovers flock to an array of events, talks and screenings across Sydney. Ahead of Yael Stone’s keynote address on the Friday evening, the inaugural Video Junkee Awards were held at Sydney’s Carriageworks. Awarded by the 2017 Creative Committee and presented by the duo Kristina Ross and Vanessa Buckley (from the J...

In Mexico GIFF wraps 20th edition

Leopoldo Soto, filmfestivals.com correspondent   Guanajuato Film Festival founded and directed by Sarah Hoch, - started as a festival dedicated to shorts - used to be one of the emerging festivals in Mexico; Then in America; And twenty years later, with International presence; Collapses due to an inappropriate censorship of the most respected press not only in Mexico, but abroad.    Excluding is a form of censorship. To Columba Vértiz, of the influential  Proceso M...

22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is scheduled to be held from December 8th to 15th, 2017

We are happy to inform you that the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is scheduled to be held from December 8th to 15th, 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The Festival is organised by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of Cultural Affairs Department, Govt. of Kerala.  The festival has a Competition Section for films from Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as an Official World C...

Video Junkee 2017, a new festival for creators and lovers of video, kicks off this week (July 28 – 29)

Video Junkee 2017, a new festival for creators and lovers of video, kicks off this week (July 28 – 29) with a full program of events, talks and screenings taking over Sydney’s Carriageworks, Dendy Newtown and Golden Age Cinema. The Festival has a range of exclusive screening events to excite lovers of video. Don’t miss a screening of This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, which portrays the intimate journey of Gigi Lazzarato, a fearless young woman who began life as Gregory, po...

First details of 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival programme

The wisdom of the Buddhist priestess, Japanese erotic films and avant-garde treasures of film archives: Five Flavours reveals first details of this year’s diverse and exciting programme. The world of Asian cinema is growing and expanding rapidly: artists from the smallest regions of the continent are finding their way to international festival audiences, independent filmmakers unite across borders to speak out about the most difficult subjects, the producers of local blockbusters are...

Artwork and first glimpse of Vesoul IFFAC 2018

    Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas proudly presents the 24th edition poster. The painting by friend and artist Fabien Bigotte features elements of our 2018 program: the main topic is WOMEN SPEAK, country in focus will be MONGOLIA with many rare and remastered Mongolian Cinema Classics. The 24th edition will include a retrospective of all fiction features and documentaries of Syrian filmmaker MOHAMMAD MALAS, as well as atribut...

Alysia Reiner, Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp will star in Egg

  Indie film production company OVER. EASY. LLC announced today that Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), and Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect) will star in Egg, an unflinching comedy about why we choose motherhood, why we revere it, fear it, or delegate it, and why some of us choose to forgo it.  David Alan Basche (Equity) and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce) will also star.  Wr...

Polish Days titles announced for New Horizons IFF

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Dorota Kędzierzawska’s Speedway, Borys Lankosz’s Dark, Almost Nighttime and Magnus von Horn’s Sweat among 25 projects in Poland’s most important industry showcase.   The 2017 edition of Polish Days will take place August 8-10 during the 17th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (August 3-13, 2017). This year's event will feature 5 completed films, 9 as part of a presentation of works in progress and 11 projects in development. Full list of select...

Are you eligible for The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship

  With just five weeks until submissions close (24 August), Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia are encouraging all Australian filmmakers to make their submissions for the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship. To be eligible, filmmakers will need to enter the international competition, Lexus Short Films. Lexus Short Films is a global contest that gives four filmmakers the chance to collaborate with Oscar-winning film studio The Weinstein Company o...

Network meeting between the Odessa International Film Festival and the FilmFestival Cottbus in Ukraine

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    The 7th Odessa International Film Festival discusses how film festivals can invigorate civil society dialogue in Eastern Europe during a network meeting that has been jointly organised with the FilmFestival Cottbus. The event is supported by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.   In Eastern Europe, also, the medium of film reflects on social and historical taboo issues, thereby promoting civil society dialogue. However, this can on occasion lead to politi...

Alejandro Jodorowsky's ENDLESS POETRY opens Wider 7/21 & 7/28

    OPENING SELECT MARKETS JULY 21ST & July 28TH OPENED NY/LA THEATRICALLY JULY 14TH *Directors Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival 2016* *Official Selection - Locarno Film Festival 2016* "Most artists reach a point in their careers where their productivity winds down.  At 87, Alejandro Jodorowsky speaks as though he's just getting started" INDIEWIRE "Endless Poetry is the most accessible movie he has ever made, and it may also be the best.  It...

Madrid 2017 Outcaste After Party Hosted by Colin Graham after his screening and Q&A

Teaser Story DASI, a Dalit (‘untouchable’ caste) woman in a Rajasthan desert village, dehydrates one afternoon while making her rounds manual scavenging, emptying dry non-flushing outdoor toilets for upper caste villagers. This leaves AMRITA, her 11-year-old daughter, to finish this work and bring home the sustenance and water they both need to keep surviving. Can Amri...

Madrid International Festival Lineup

Wonderful City to host a festival, films and sightseeing are both top class !  :-) The full list of festivals's line up   #Madrid IFF 2017 Nominations Best Unproduced Scripts | Madrid IFF 2017 By Film Fest Webteam  May 24, 2017 Michelangelo Roberto Lemos Tantalum Mass: The Last Hacker David Garrett Gladiator Wars Z of the World Raymond Harrison Jimmy Narula Vivek Ku...

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