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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...

The 34th Istanbul Film Festival Review

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  The 34th Istanbul Film Festival is now over ending April 19th Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and supported for the 11th time by AKBANK, the Istanbul Film Festival ended on Sunday, 19 April.   The 171 short and feature length films in the festival reached to 130 thousand cinephiles in two weeks in a total of 455 sessions, across 8 movie halls. In more than 100 sessions, either the directors, actors, and/or producers of the film were present in th...

Awards of the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century

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  17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century ran March 13 - 22, 2015   AWARDS   EMBARGO: 21.00 CET, SATURDAY MARCH 21st   FISCHER AUDIENCE AWARDS 2015   - The Peter Wintonick Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:   VIRUNGA by Orlando von Εinsiedel, UK, 2014   - The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to:   FLAME by D...

Silent Film Festival speaks and kicks off!

      One of the most anticipated off-screen activities at the Silent Film Festival takes place on the Castro's lovely mezzanine. Throughout the festival, Books Inc. sets up ...

TIFF Announced 4th Canada’s All-Time Top Ten List

TIFF today announces the results of its fourth Canada’s All-Time Top Ten List, an international poll of industry and academics‎ on the most memorable Canadian films. This is the fourth edition of TIFF’s All-Time Top Ten List; previous lists were released in 1984, 1993 and 2004.   “In our 40th year we are celebrating our national cinema by revisiting the list of top Canadian films, with help from our esteemed colleagues in the industry and academia,” sai...

IFP 2015 Peabody Winners!

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  We congratulate our Spotlight on Documentaries of Independent Film Week alumni who have won Peabody Awards this year: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, directed by Grace Lee and presented on POV; and Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, directed by Abby Ginzberg of Ginzberg Productions.   ...

Look Back at The Pasadena International Film Festival

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PIFF 2015 was a Huge Success!   Doris Roberts with Director Andrew Koss   ...

On Friday April 24th, to kick off the film section, another cult figure on stage at FEFF: mister Jackie Chan!

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Udine Far East Film Festival 17 Special Gala Concert with JOE HISAISHI,  for the very first time in Italy, Miyazaki and Kitano’s composer!   On Thursday April 23rd, at 8.30 pm, the one and only Japanese musician will officially open the 17th Far East Film Festival! On stage at “Giovanni da Udine”, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. Everything is ready, at Teatro Nuovo “Giovanni da Udine”, for the double (historical!) Far East Film Festival 1...

SFIFF launches Online Screening Room

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    SFFS Partners with FORA.tv to Provide Exclusive Free Streaming Opportunity for Film Society Members, with Films Released Throughout the Festival   The San Francisco Film Society announced today a new initiative to bring the San Francisco International Film Festival experience home with the SFIFF Online Screening Room, which will provide an opportunity for SFFS members to stream select feature ...

The 62nd Sydney Film Festival announces the World Premiere of Gillian Armstrong’s Women He’s Undressed.

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The documentary premieres on-board the Sun Princess, in Sydney Harbour on Wednesday 10 June. The Sydney Film Festival screening will be the first time a premiere has been held on a ship in Australia.   The Festival and Princess Cruises have partnered to present this film, rolling out an on-deck blue carpet to celebrate the occasion, followed by a screening in the Sun Princess Theatre.   Women He’s Undressed takes an intimate look at the life of Academy Award winning Au...

Support a new short documentary KC BBQ Blues by Fred Andrews formerly with Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

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It has been a while since I have communicated with many of you. I was once with the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee and a director of the KC Film Commission. I have been away from the film scene for about three years. Now I am in production on a short documentary - KC BBQ Blues.   Over the years I have raised a lot of money for various organizations and helped on fes films; but this is my first time trying to raise a small amount for a personal project. I am not a nonprofit beyond the fact...

Winners of the Tiburon 2015 Golden Reel Awards

  The winners of the 2015 Golden Reel Awards were announced during a ceremony in Tiburon. ----- Best Film: Queen of the Mountains, directed by: Sadyk Sher Niyaz [Kyrgyzstan] Best Director: Vinko Möderndorfer, for: Inferno [Slovenia] Best Actor: Nolan Mecham, for Neon Sky [USA] Best Actress: Barbara Hershey, for: Sister [USA] Best Documentary: Once My Mother, directed by: Sophia Turkiewicz [Australia] Best Screenplay: Rudolf Havlík, for: All My Tomorrows...

The Boston Jewish Film Festival Names Ariana Cohen-Halberstam New Artistic Director

      The Boston Jewish Film Festival is proud to announce Ariana Cohen-Halberstam as its new Artistic Director. Cohen-Halberstam comes to the Festival from the JCC Manhattan where she was Associate Director of Film Programming. She has been active in the New York film community for over ten years and now brings her comprehensive curatorial and festival production experience to Boston. Cohen-Halberstam’s background inclu...

Highlights bfm International Film Festival 2015 (bfmiff2015) 12th Edition

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The bfmiff2015 12th Edition is to return to London after an absence of 4 years. The festival will take place from the 2nd to the 5th July 2015 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre (BGAC).    On July 2nd the bfmiff2015 will open with the documentary “Looking for Love” by pioneer film director/producer and bfmiff2015 festival Founder Menelik Shabazz   The bfmiff2015 has been instrumental in establishing a platform for UK black filmmakers to present their work and for audi...

Mary Kom wins the Brons horse at Stockholm International Film Festival Junior

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The Jury of the 16th Stockholm Film Festival Junior has made their decisions. The winner of the Bronze horse is Indian film Mary Kom by Omung Kumar. The Brons Horse for Best film was presented to Mary Kom by Omung Kumar. Mary Kom tells the true story of boxing champion Mary Kom and her struggles to be a boxer. Motivation of the jury: The film tells the compelling story of Mary Kom, whose life can easily be compared to one’s own. Equally, the film gives the viewer the opportunity to b...

Diane Raver Steps Down as Executive Director from Garden State

  Garden State Film Festival Founder and Diane Raver announced she is retiring from her role as Executive Director. She remains on the board of trustees and will retain some responsibilities, but not the full-time management position she has held for 14 years.   Margaret Fontana, a media professional with Meridian Health and GSFF board member, has been named the new Executive Director.  "When the late, great Bobby Pastorelli and I envisioned and planned the Garde...

The Grand Seduction and The Lunchbox Named Winners of TIFF Film Circuit People's Choice Awards

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TIFF’s national film outreach program, revealed that audiences across the country awarded Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction and Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox as winners of the 11th annual Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards. The Grand Seduction was named Best Canadian Film and The Lunchbox was selected as the Best International Film.   Film Circuit operates through domestic grassroots networks and strong community partnerships, bringing Canadian and international i...

First 14 Features of SIFF 2015 Announced: African Pictures Lineup

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In the first lineup announcement of the 41st Seattle International Film Festival (May 14 - June 7, 2015), SIFF unveils the 14 feature films of its third annual African Pictures program. Since 2013, African Pictures has presented documentaries, narrative features, and short films from 25 African countries. With something for everyone -- from ethereal and experimental to gritty and provocative -- African Pictures showcases a microcosm of world cinema available only at SIFF.   Topping the 20...

NFFTY - World's Largest Youth Film Festival Starts Thursday

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The 2015 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (April 23-26) focuses on supporting the next generation of filmmakers; provides a stage for rising cinematic talent from around the globe. The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), the world’s largest and most influential film festival for emerging directors, showcasing work by filmmakers 24 and younger from around the globe, will return for its ninth consecutive year this April 23-26 at the newly remodeled Cinerama in Seattl...

Jill Godmilow to Receive Knight's Cross of the Republic of Poland

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The President of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, announced that American independent filmmaker Jill Godmilow will receive the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland on April 25, 2015 during the premiere of her film, Far from Poland, at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland. The award is being given in recognition of Godmilow's "artistic commitment to the cause of the 'Solidarity' movement and Polish culture." Godmilow will be decorated by Hen...

Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS, to receive the 2015 Visionary Award from The Stanley Film Festival

    The Stanley Film Festival (SFF) produced by the Denver Film Society (DFS) and presented by Chiller, announce...

Inaugural Recipients Announced for SFFS Women Filmmaker Fellowships

        Three Narrative Feature Filmmakers Wor...

Ingmar Trost PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE

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INGMAR TROST GERMAN PRODUCER ON THE MOVE   This is the 16th time that European Film Promotion (EFP) is inviting promising young producers from Europe to Cannes to participate in the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE networking platform. Ingmar Trost of the Cologne-based production company Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion will be representing Germany. He was nominated by the EFP member German Films. In total, 20 producers from 20 different European countries will be showcased and be able to make internati...

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