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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...

PREJUDICE en ouverture de la 30ème édition du FIFF! (Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur)

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Le Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgique) fête … ses 30 ans ! Déjà ! Devenu aujourd’hui le rendez-vous incontournable du cinéma francophone, le FIFF accueille désormais des centaines de professionnels venus du monde entier autour d'ateliers, de colloques et de rencontres. Parallèlement, grâce à son FIFF pass, Namur s’est rapproché de son public en lui offrant la possibilit&eac...

The Transporter Refueled will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format for a theatrical IMAX® release

The Transporter Refueled, the re-imagining of the successful trilogy in the studio's highly profitable action franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres domestically on Sept. 4, followed by a select international footprint in IMAX theatres.   Starring newcomer Ed Skrein, The Transporter Refueled, which will be distributed dome...

Film4 FrightFest 2015 announces guest line-up plus reveals festival trailer

  Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose amongst dazzling array of guests set to re-animate FrightFest     Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. She stars in WE ARE STILL HERE, ROAD GAMES and SUN CHOKE plus makes a cameo appearance in TALES OF HALLOWEEN. Not only will Barbara be introducing all her films, she...

Special program of “Mobile Suit Gundam”, a monumental work of robot animation at next Tokyo Fest

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The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival This Year’s Special Animation Program: “Mobile Suit Gundam” The First-Ever Major Screening Occasion to Showcase the Monumental Works!   Following the last year’s special screenings of “The World of Hideaki Anno” which gained huge popularity, this year, the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will continue to focus on Japanese animation, presenting a special program of “Mobile Suit Gundam&rdquo...

28th Tokyo International Film Festival to open with "The Walk", close with "TERMINAL"

  The press conference to announce the event outline of the 28th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) was held today, on July 28 at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. The press conference opened with a welcoming address from Yasushi SHIINA (Director General, TIFF & TIFFCOM). Following this, new festival venues in Shinjuku City and newly added sections; Panorama, Japan Now, Japanese Classics, were introduced. Also the OPENING FILM and the CLOSING FILM of the 28th TIFF were ann...

Head of Screen Arts wanted at The National Film & Television School

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The Multi Oscar and BAFTA winning NFTS Invites applications for a Head of Screen arts to lead our Screen Arts programme and new Film Studies MA.   This is a unique opportunity for someone who is excited about imparting their knowledge to and inspiring the next generation of film makers.   “The National Film & Television School is right at the heart of training and education for the Film & Television Industry” – David Yates, NFTS Graduate and Dire...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival wraps successful 2015 event

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With one it its best critical and box office years to date, Revelation Perth International Film Festival screened 123 features, documentaries, shorts and experimental films over 11 days to more than 11,000 people.   Festival Director Richard Sowada says “We’re over the moon with this year’s results! Evert element of the program was enthusiastically embraced by audiences across town. From the free kids’ screenings to the workshops and masterclasses and of course th...

Headline talent announced for Broken Heel Festival

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Broken Heel Festival, the party that celebrates Priscilla Queen of The Desert’s 21st birthday, has just announced some of its shimmering guest list! The Festival is on from Friday 11 – Sunday 13 September and tickets are on sale now, so snatch up some tickets now lovvies!   There must be something in the Silver City’s water with several ex-locals headlining the party: Amelia Airhead will be performing with her all-girl drag-band The Sydney Glitter Girls, along with Ex-Br...

Rural Route kicks off this weekend!

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The Rural Route Film Festival kicks off this Friday night at Museum of the Moving Image w/a special preview screening of Olivia Owens Wyatt’s SAILING A SINKING SEA, co-presented by the Margaret Mead Film Festival, w/Owens Wyatt in person for Q&A.  An Opening Night Screening Party will follow just down the street at Brooklyn Grange’s flagship Long Island City rooftop farm. Through 19 films from 16 countries (7 continents), this year’s focus is on bold, independent wome...

ICMC Summer Film Festival Winners!

Winner of the CCJTDC GLOBAL GIRLS Film Festival Anti-Chiraq: The Documentary, Winner of Global Girls Film Festival The International Children's Media Center was thrilled to present the "Films For Me and You" program at the Global Girls Film Festival on June 20 at the CCJTDC. The program was the culmination of the 14-week Global Girls program during which youth at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center chose the films f...

The new issue of the Newsletter “DGT online informer” is now available online

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The new issue of the Newsletter “DGT online informer” (no. 119) is now available online: http://www.mediasalles.it/dgt_online/index.htm   You will find   “Karagosian’s Corner” As the digital roll-out nears completion, new educational needs arise: an introduction to the course “DigiTraining Plus: What do you do with digital now you’ve got it?” COURSE TIMETABLE online!   “Women in digital cinema”...

Lloyd Kaufman to conduct his Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Class At Vancouver, July 18,2015!

Major TROMA Retrospective and Live Commentary of The Toxic Avenger Presented at TROMAFEST   Greetings from Tromaville! Lloyd Kaufman, President of Tromaville and creator of the Toxic Avenger, will attend Vancouver's first-ever  TROMAFEST! A major Troma retrospective presented by Shivers Film Society and UBC Film Society.     ...

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Munich Fest 2015, The name of the Rose...

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"The name of the Rose",  1986. Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud With Sean Connery as William of Baskerville, learned monk and Franciscan sleuth engaged to investigate the mysterious death of a monk at a secluded Benedictine Abbey in the mountains, which he believes to be murder. His young sidekick is Christian Bale (then twenty) and the most evil inquisitor, Baskervilles nemesis, is M. Murray Abraham, fresh from his embittered ßSalieri role in Forman's Amadeus. Basically a sha...

Kathleen Drumm has joined Toronto as Director, Industry Office

Kathleen Drumm     TIFF just announced that Kathleen Drumm has joined the organization as Director, Industry Office. Drumm will oversee all of TIFF Industry’s activities, including providing services to the more than 5,000 Industry delegates who attend the Toronto International Film Festival® each year, and the seven-day Industry Conference that takes place as a part of the Festival.   Drumm comes to TIFF from Screen Australia, where she was Head of Marketing....

Arab Film Festival Australia returns this August

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RACING ARAB CHICKS AND BOUNDARY BREAKERS HIT ARAB FILM FESTIVAL   The 12th annual Arab Film Festival Australia returns in 2015 boasting a melting pot of films from around the Arab world. The Festival will open in Sydney on Thursday 13 -16 August, Melbourne on Friday 21 - 23 August, and Canberra on Friday 28 - 30 August and will present six feature films and four short films.   From a small Lebanese coastal village, to the racetracks of Palestine, to the iconic backdrop of the Arabi...

The 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent will open with Robin Pront’s debut film ‘The Ardennes’

THE ARDENNES BY ROBIN PRONT TO OPEN THE 42ND FILM FEST GENT The 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent will open on Tuesday October 13th with Robin Pront’s debut film ‘The Ardennes’ starring Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval and Veerle Baetens. Synopsis: A brutal home jacking goes hopelessly wrong. Dave, one of the two robbers, manages to run off, leaving his brother Kenneth behind. Four years later Kenneth is released from prison but a lot has changed over time. Dave has his life...

FID Marseille International Competition Award Winners

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION   Jury composed of  Rasha SALTI President, with Eric BAUDELAIRE, Dennis LIM, Sasha PIRKER and Ben RUSSELL.   GRAND PRIX OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Awarded by the International Competition Jury.   ENTRELAZADO ENTANGLED Riccardo Giacconi - Colombie, 2014, 37' World premiere MENTION SPECIALE BY OUR SELVES Andrew Kötting - Royaume-Uni, 2015, 80'  World Premiere GEORGES DE B...

Line up and juries of National and International Competition confirmed for Odessa

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6TH ODESSA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTION Thierry Frémaux to present "Lumière!" program Twelve films were selected for the International Competition of the Odessa International Film Festival 2015 (July 10-18, 2015). The National Competition program includes six features and 18 short films, while two Ukrainian films will participate in both the National and International competition. Viktoriya Tigipko, president of the Odessa International Film Fe...

The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Awards $100,000 in Grants to Local Productions in 2015

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Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce that in its fourth year of funding, the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund has awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to eight Chicago-area digital media artists' projects in amounts ranging from $3,500 to $19,000.   Grants from the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund support independent film and video projects intended to raise awarenes...

FDA presents the STATE OF THE ART CINEMA exhibition

This summer, Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) will present the third consecutive STATE OF THE ART CINEMA exhibition, free to the public.   Film fans will once again be able to enjoy a snapshot of contemporary poster design and photography supporting a wide range of films to be released in UK cinemas in the coming months. For the first time, the exhibition will include as its centrepiece an incredible, custom-built model of a cinema made from LEGO® bricks, commissioned by F...

Festival War on Screen - Poster

  3° ÉDITION : GRANDES LIGNES / FORETASTE Le seul festival international dédié aux représentations par la fiction, le documentaire ou le reportage des conflits d’hier, d’aujourd’hui et de demain, réels ou imaginaires, présente sa troisième édition. Il embrasse tous les genres, de la comédie au film d’espionnage, de la...

Sacramento French Film Festival 2015 Audience Award Winner!

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SAMBA, the social comedy by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, presented on Opening Night Friday, June 20, 2015, won the 2015 SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD.   14 other Premieres were eligible to win our 2015 Audience Award. GEMMA BOVERY, the dramatic comedy directed by Anne Fontaine came second. NUMBER ONE FAN, the thriller comedy directed by Jeanne Herry, came third.   SAMBA, the latest feature by the duo of directors who brought us Intouchables, combines...

Highlights of International Tour Film Festival 2015

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ITFF 2015 International Tour Film Festival Short and medium length films about Fiction, Documentaries, Animation and tourism promotion “Experience New Horizons”From the 3rd to the 11th of July 2015 in Civitavecchia, the fourth edition The big organisational machine has started for the fourth edition of the International Tour Film Festival, from the 3rd to the 11th of July in Civitavecchia (Rome). The event is organised by the Cultural Association CivitaFilmCommission, whose Pres...
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