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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...

18th Annual MiFo Film Festival: April 22-May 1

CURTAIN TO RISE ON 18TH ANNUAL MiFo LGBT FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 22 10-day festival features 80+ films from 28 countries and fun-filled events   (April 13, 2016) – The curtain will rise on the MiFo LGBT Film Festival’s Miami edition on Friday, April 22, kicking off a 10-day festival with more than 80 films from 28 countries, an unprecedented number of premieres and a spectacular lineup of special events. Presented by Celebrity Cruises, Gilead and SHOWTIME, MiFo runs April 22...

Independent Heroes: Paul Verhoeven and Vincent Macaigne

IndieLisboa 2016 is born out of the usual balance between the return of several filmmakers the festival has accompanied and the introduction of a vast set of newcomers – mainly in the International Competition – that we are sure will return in the next years. Not by accident, Whit Stillman and Mia Hansen-Løve will open and close, respectively, this year’s festival with the presentation of their most recent works in a kind of afterword to the retrospectives we dedica...

Monaco International Film Festival - Awards Night - Winners with MIFF director and president. "Peace, Love and Movies!"

  Monaco International Film Festival - Awards Night - Winners with MIFF director and president. "Peace, Love and Movies!" Award-winning RUSH is the documentary. Bewildered is a FACTUAL humanitarian screenplay! See many of the cases and examples of this advanced earth, health and life-saving science and technology on the websites.  In Paris on February 16, I was production assistant on the Eagles of Death Metal ...

Paula Ortiz will be honored at the International Film Festival of the Upper Aragonese

PAULA ORTIZ TO BE HONORED WITH THE PRIZE ‘CIUDAD DE HUESCA’ IN 44TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL    THE AWARD RECOGNIZES THE TALENT AND PROJECTION OF THIS YOUNG ARAGONESE DIRECTOR   HER LAST WORK, THE BRIDE, TO BE SCREENED IN THE ICONIC LORETO CHAPEL, NATURAL SETTING OF THE FILM   Aragonese director Paula Ortiz will be honored with the Ciudad de Huesca Prize in the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of the Upper Aragonese capital city....

35th Istanbul Film Festival Awards Announced

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35TH ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED   The 35th Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and for the 12th year under the sponsorship of Akbank, presented its awards to the winners at a ceremony held at the Haliç Congress Centre on Friday evening, 15 April 2016.   Cem Davran hosted the 35th Istanbul Film Festival Award Ceremony, where this year’s Cinema Honorary Award recipients, as well as the winners of the f...

Remise du Sesterce d’or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel au réalisateur Peter Greenaway

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« Cinéaste du système et de l’excès, véritable explorateur des codes du cinéma » : c’est ainsi que Luciano Barisone, Directeur de Visions du Réel, décrit en quelques mots le réalisateur anglais de renommée mondiale Peter Greenaway. Alors que la 47e édition de Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon bat son plein depuis quelques jours déjà, une soirée met à l’honneur cette personnalité d’exception. Peter Greenawa...

Announcing the 2016 Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival

            Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival May 12-15 2016   ...

FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 18 hosts BEYOND GODZILLA, a retrospective of 10 films dedicated to Japanese Sci-Fi.

Guest of honour: Obayashi Nobuhiko  FEFF 18 hosts a retrospective of 10 films, a book and a guest of honour: Obayashi Nobuhiko, grandmaster of Japanese Sci-Fi who, on the 25th of April, will be receiving the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Though 'Japanese Science Fiction' usually makes us Westerners think of Godzilla, the eighteenth edition of the Far East Film Festival is ready to expand our horizons with a retrospective called - not coincidentally - Beyo...

Ellen Burstyn to Receive Peter J. Owens Award for Acting at SFIFF59

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    Actor Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and Onstage Tribute at Victoria Theatre   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Ellen Burstyn, a legend of stage and screen, will receive the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5). The award will be presented to Burstyn at Film Soci...

Nominations Announced in Major Categories for the 2016 International Film Festival North Hollywood

        Producer Michael Hausman to receive Cinema Trailblazer Award LOS ANGELES, CA – The International Film Festival North Hollywood released its list of final nominations for major award categories toda...

SXSW Film Award Winners

Congratulations to all SXSW 2016 awards winners. Discover the trend setters, storytellers, innovators and leaders that walked away with top honors. The SXSW Film Festival revealed the Jury Awards, Design Awards, and Special Awards at the SXSW Film Awards Presented by Panasonic on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre. All Audience Awards were revealed later in the week on Saturday, March 19, 2016. SXSW FEATURE FILM JURY AWARDS NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION Grand Jur...

Winners of the 2016 Golden Reel Awards at Tiburon Film Festival

  The winners of the 2016 'Golden Reel Awards' were announced at the 15th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival during a ceremony in Tiburon.     Best Film: Demimonde [Hungary]   Best Director: Attila Szász, for: Demimonde [Hungary] Best Actor: János Kulka, for: Demimonde [Hungary] Best Actress: Sareh Bayat, for: Oblivion Season [Iran] Best Documentary: Humberto, directed by: Carlos Barba Salva [Cuba] Best Screenplay...

The 35th Istanbul Film Festival ended

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Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and for the 12th year under the sponsorship of AKBANK, the 35th Istanbul Film Festival ended on Monday, 18 April with the additional screenings.   187 feature, 10 short, and 24 experimental films by 223 directors from 62 countries were shown in 501 screenings across 10 movie theatres over a period of 11 days at the festival, which was attended by over 90.000 cinephiles. The festival offered a full menu to everyone&rsqu...

The Denver Film Society releases schedule for Film on the Rocks Series and dates for Summer Scream at Lakeside Amusement Park

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    Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of Film on the Rocks (FOTR). Presented by Pepsi, the 17th season includes eight events throughout the summer. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian, courtesy of Comedy Works.     The 17th season of Film on the Rocks will kick off on Monday, May 23 with a GREASE sing-a-long. One week la...

Awards for The inaugural Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival (HCSFF) presented by BITPIX

              The inaugural Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival (HCSFF) presented by BITPIX came to a close this past weekend at the TCL Chinese Theater and today the organizers are announcing the overall winners from each of the categories. The short film Manager has won the 2016 HCSFF Grand Jury Best Short Film Prize. Directed by Jacob Meszaros tells the story of when a loud mouth idiot of a building manager discovers one of his tenants ...

Woody Allen opens Cannes May 11, then SIFF May 19 in Seattle

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The Opening Night Gala of the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival on Thursday, May 19 will feature the North American premiere of Amazon Studios’ Café Society, the newest film from legendary director Woody Allen. The Festival’s Opening Night Red Carpet Gala will take place at the prestigious 3,000 seat Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center with a celebratory party to...

19 x World at the Krakow Film Festival Doc competition

  Who's Gonna Love Me Now dir  Tomer Heymann Barak Heymann For the tenth time, the best documentary films from around the world will vie for the Golden Horn award at Krakow Film Festival. After a long and exciting selection, 19 films from three continents are invited to participate in this competition. Among them, there are four films produced in Poland.   56th Krakow Film Festival starts with the international premiere of the film by Piotr Stasik - "21 x New York Ci...

Chicago Film festival supports next generation of filmmakers with red carpet and ‘world premieres’ at Cine Youth

CHICAGO AND SUBURBAN STUDENTS BECOME VIPS AND FILMMAKERS AT THIS YEARS CINEYOUTH FILM FESTIVAL  MAY 5-7th   Gives public students the opportunity to make their own movie   Chicago/Cinema, the presenting organization of the The Chicago International Film Festival’s 12th annual CineYouth Festival gives students ages 22 and under from the Chicagoland area a chance to shine on May 5-7th, 2016 at Columbia College (1104 S. Wabash 8th Floor). The Opening Night film is GKI...

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival reveals 2016 lineup

        Announcing the 2016 Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival May 12-15 -- To request an interview or for high res images, contact ryan @ smarthousecreative .com   ...

17th Havana Film Festival NY Announces Havana Star Prize Winners at Packed Closing Night Ceremony Best Feature: Magallanes (P

  Best Feature: Magallanes (Peru-Colombia) Best Director: Santiago Mitre (Paulina) Best Screenplay: El Acompañante (Cuba-Panama) Best Documentary: La Prenda (Guatemala-Switzerland)   18 Films Competed for the coveted Havana Star Award   New York, April 15, 2016- The 17th Havana Film Festival NY announced the Havana Star Prize Winners during a packed Closing Night Ceremony at the New York Directors Guild Theater in Manhattan. Magallanes by Salvador d...

Documentary Audience Winner Go Short 2016

On Sunday, April 10th the eighth edition of Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen presented the Audience Award to the best short film based on public vote. The documentary Snails by the Polish director Grzegorz Szczepaniak was chosen by the audience as best film of 2016 Go Short. You Have a Problem, Millions of Tears, The Sniper of Kobani and Home Suite Home placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th as chosen by the audience. Go Short Audience Award The Go Short Audience Award worth &eur...

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