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Dear Filmmakers Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 5000 festivals listed, over 22 000 festival organizers contacts in our database. Do you have a film you want to suggest to our festival programmers subscribers? Let them know about your film. Let me know if you want us to reserve this 150€ promotion package for you? Please note that we only reserve this opportunity to the filmmakers that are subscri...

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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Filmfestivals.com was established 1995 as world reference in this niche, we are proud of our track record in helping festivals attract more legitimacy, visibility and film submissions from our large base of international film professionals (370 000 unique filmmaker visitors each month), 159 500 subscribers to the newsletter. ONE TIME OFFER We suggest this quick one month booster program for your call for entry including  with 4 newsletter ads, your call for entry promoted one month lon...

Quick Profile of ORI ANIMATION in Cannes with animation

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ORI ANIMATION (http://www.ori-animation.com/en_index.html).     Just a quick profile of ORI ANIMATION f    ORI ANIMATION CO., LTD China, founded in August, 2006, is a national animation enterprise authorized by the Chinese Government. With over 120 million dollars total assets, ORI is equipped with more than 280 high-technical employees, building partnership with over 20 animation production teams at home and abroad. By the end of 2014, ORI has completed 5 original anima...

Animation Production Day 2015 is expanding

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“Producers Meet Producers”, the new event in the Animation Production Day 2015 programme, promises to be a great success – 76 producers have signed up for it. New funding from the German Federal Film Board (FFA) has created a positive stimulus. With 120 participants from 12 different countries and 37 selected projects with a combined production volume of 130 million Euros, this is the biggest APD yet.     Animation Production Day (organised by the Stuttgart Inte...

SEEfest 2015 Awards

  After eight days and 47 films shown to diverse audiences in Los Angeles, the 10th anniversary South East European Film Festival, SEEfest 2015 concluded Thursday night with an awards gala presentation at The Mark. Director Tudor Jurgiu from Romania won Bridging the Borders award for Best Feature Film of the festival for his debut film, The Japanese Dog. Special Jury Mention went to Croatian filmmaker Tomislav Mršić for his debut film, Cowboys, and Special Jury Prize fo...

Provincetown International Film Festival Announces Opening/Closing Night Films, Spotlight Screenings, Feature Lineup

    PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING/CLOSING NIGHT FILMS, SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS, FEATURE LINEUP   "Sleep...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) to close with Scott Graham’s drama, IONA

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is delighted to announce Scott Graham’s beautifully shot drama, IONA, will close the 69th edition of the Festival on Sunday 28 June at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh where it will receive its World Premiere.    Shot entirely on location in Scotland, the film stars Ruth Negga (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Douglas Henshall (Shetland), Tom Brooke (The Boat That Rocked) and Michelle Duncan (Atonement), with remarkable debuts by...

OIFF announces retrospective "Odessa in Fiamme: Occupation / Liberation"

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This year’s OIFF Ukrainian retrospective deals with the issues of cinematic propaganda and occupation, which are on the front burner for Ukraine today. Ivan Kozlenko, general director of the Olexandr Dovzhenko National Center, is the author and curator of the programme, centred on the Siege of Odessa in 1941. The selection includes feature films and newsreels produced in the Soviet Union and Romania that present this World War II historical episode from opposite ideological perspectives. ...

Robin Williams Drama Boulevard Opens 28th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival

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A drama about coming out later in life, starring Robin Williams in one of his last performances, will open this year’s Connecticut LGBT Film Festival. Now in its 28th season, the Festival runs from May 29 to June 6. Screenings will be at Cinestudio on the campus of Trinity College, except for closing night when the Festival moves downtown.   “Robin Williams was one of the best actors of his generation who made his mark on American cinema not only through the pure genius of his...

Meet the 22 programmers who will make the selections for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival

  Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, reveal the team of 22 programmers who will make the selections for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival®, which runs Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015.   Piers Handling Europe, City to City: London, Special Presentations, Gala Presentations Handling is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of TIFF. He has held th...

FMX' 20th Anniversary Edition concluded with a special Avengers 2 - Age of Ultron screening

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FMX' 20th Anniversary Edition concluded with a special Avengers 2 - Age of Ultron screening in attendance of members from the Marvel team including VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend. The movie screening rounded off four days that saw an impressive line-up of speakers and presentations as well as 3,200 attendees from 55 countries. Under the headline "Immersion & Virtual Realities - The Future of Content Viewing and Producing" FMX proved that it continues to be an essential hub...

Winning Films in 11 Categories Announced at 58th San Francisco International Film Festival

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  This evening the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7), presented by the San Francisco Film Society, announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions at an event held at Rouge | Nick's Crispy Tacos. This year the Festival awarded nearly $40,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers. For over 50 years, SFIFF's Golden Gate Awards h...

Producer Bero Beyer appointed general and artistic director of International Film Festival Rotterdam

    Rotterdam, 6 May 2015: International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) Supervisory Board confirmed today its appointment of award-winning independent producer Bero Beyer as the new General and Artistic Director of IFFR. Beyer, who brings with him a wealth of international film expertise, on both the creative and industry side, formally joins IFFR on August 1st. He will be attending the Cannes Film Festival in his current capacity...

Future of StoryTelling today announced the preliminary lineup of speakers at 2015 FoST Summit

Future of StoryTelling today announced the preliminary lineup of speakers, interactive workshop leaders, and returning speakers who will be featured at the 2015 FoST summit, to be held October 7th and 8th in New York City. The FoST summit is the centerpiece of year-round initiatives developed by Future of StoryTelling that include innovative narrative driven exhibitions, FoST films, and the pr...

KINOSMITH presents Albert Maysles final film - IRIS

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KINOSMITH presents Albert Maysles final film IRIS: A FOREVER FASHIIONABLE PROFILE BY AN ICON ABOUT AN ICON The great documentarian Albert Maysles – who passed away recently at age 87 – honours his elder, the enduring fashion icon Iris Apfel, in the vibrant and personal Iris.   A fashion entrepreneur and interior designer, she of the trademark owlish eyeglasses, Iris has informed style and taste through all our lifetimes. As a cultural marker, the flamboyan...

USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 37th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition

      On Sunday, April 26, 2015, the USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 37th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition.  The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 45th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.   Chosen from more than 500 international entries, the winners included: FIRST PLACE / NARRATIVE The Way o...

4° Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival 2015

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4° HONG KONG SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 The Salento International Film Festival has become an International event thanks to our “touring” concept, which started with film screenings in London at the Prince Charles Cinema (the only independent cinema in Central London) back in 2010. Since then SIFF Tour has presented many independent films around the world in cities like Zurich, Moscow, St Petersburg, Hong Kong, Santiago del Chile and more. Our tour offe...

Udine Far East Film Festival 2015: The audience crowned 3 Korean movies

FEFF 17:  The audience crowned 3 Korean movies Ode to My Father di JK Youn The Royal Tailor di Lee Won-suk My Brilliant Life di E J-yong.     The seventeenth edition wraps up with 60.000 viewers and, compared with the 2014 edition, with an increase in revenue of more than 20%. Joe Hisaishi and Jackie Chan: it is impossible not to start from there, if we want talk about the Far East Film Festival, because talking about the Far East Film Festival means talking about its inter...

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Announces International Award Winner

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Kitty Percy of London has been selected as the winner of the 2015 BlueCat Screenplay Cordelia Award for best screenplay from the UK, for her script, BUTTER SIDE UP. Kitty will be awarded a $1,500 cash prize.   BUTTER SIDE UP  follows a hopelessly unlucky smalltime criminal who kidnaps a celebrity by mistake and soon after finds his luck starting to change in unexpected ways.   An interview with Kitty Percy can be found on BlueCat’s website: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.c...

Awards from Beijing International Film Festival held Apr 16th–23rd

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At the 5th Beijing International Film Festival held Apr 16th–23rd, both acting prizes went to Russian thespians, Julya Peresild for The Sevastopol Battle and Artyom Tsypin for White, White Night. Julya Peresild, actress: "A successful performance is such a rare treat it always makes you happy, but then, on top of that, it turns out other people agree with you! At a time like this, it's almost embarrassing to be happy, but I couldn't even dream of Luc Besson watching me act on...

Panorama Europe Film Festival returns this May/June for the 7th edition

Panorama Europe Film Festival Returns for its Seventh Year, with a Slate of Sixteen Outstanding New Movies FESTIVAL to Run from May 29 – June 14, 2015 at Museum of the Moving Image and Bohemian National Hall   "Xenia" Strand Releasing   Panorama Europe 2015, the seventh edition of this vital festival of new European cinema (formerly known as Disappearing Act), presented by Museum of the Moving Image and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), ...

Films in competition announced for 41st Seattle International Film Festival

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The Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended festival in the United States, announced today the complete lineup of films, guests, and events for the 41st annual Festival (May 14 - June 7, 2015).   This year, SIFF will screen 450 films representing 92 countries: 193 features (plus 4 secret films), 70 documentaries, 19 archival films, and 164 shorts. The films include 49 World premieres (23 features, 26 shorts), 51 North American premieres (33 features, 18 s...

Cinequest 2015 Award Winners and Highlights

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  Cinequest Film Festival has been voted the Best Film Festival by USA TODAY Readers. This follows the wrap of Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) 2015; Award Winners and Highlights included: FUTURE OF FILM debut: Cinequest, Silicon Valley's creativity and film institute, keenly focuses on the exciting possibilities the future holds. Cinequest's unique nature and aggregate impact result from a powerful fusion of creativity, filmmaking and technological innovation-transforming our futur...

Maryland Film Festival (May 6-10 in downtown Baltimore) proudly announces its complete 2015 lineup today

Maryland Film Festival (May 6-10 in downtown Baltimore) proudly announces its complete 2015 lineup today, unveiling its Closing Night film, the titles for its annual Opening Night Shorts Program, and a few late-breaking features.   Maryland Film Festival’s Closing Night film will be Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack, the mind-blowing buzz documentary that took home the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. MFF also announced 5...

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