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Just for Laughs, Candid Camera, Buster Keaton and Woody Allen share this TV show common

Just for Laughs is the world's most popular comedy festival where young emerging comic talent come to get discovered.  JFL also hosts the seasoned players as well and a star studded edition is already underway!  Just For Laughs has become a giant in syndicated television with a show also called simply Just For Laughs where gags are played on unsuspecting passerbys who get tricked, duped or whatever you want to call it for the sake of the show's theme. JFL is Clear...

A look back at the Festival circuit this week. Newsletter 692 - Filmfestivals.com

  This weekly newsletter reaches 199 000  subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts I  Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6.000 festivals listed, ...

Video Guided tour of Locarno 2015 by Carlo Chatrian The program of Locarno68

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Leopard Club Award to Andy Garcia

  © Collection Cinémathèque suisse. Tous droits réservés   This year the award is attributed to the American actor Andy Garcia. Named after the supporting Association of the Festival, the Leopard Club Award pays tribute to someone in film whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination THE LOST CITY by Andy Garcia – USA – 2005 – 144’ THE UNTOUCHABLES&nbs...

Stars expected at Locarno68

  LA BELLE SAISON – Catherine Corsini A guitar played by Meryl Streep will give #Locarno68 its starting rhythm. Ricki and the Flash is the Piazza Grande opening movie, signed by a great director like Jonathan Demme (who won the Academy Award for The Silence of the Lambs) – a symbolic start for a red carpet which, never like this year, can be considered Hollywoodian. Let's think about the pair of celeb...

Interview With Iana Simeonov & Michael Winokur On SELLING ROSARIO (2015)

SELLING ROSARIO (2015) by Iana Simeonov & Michael Winokur @ Palm Springs International Shorfest. Synopsis: A family of migrant workers send their 12-year-old daughter and her outlaw cousin into the night on the promise of a stranger. Selling Rosario tells the story of a young girl growing up in a migrant labor camp and her parents' risky plan to get her out of an unsafe, squalid environment. They believe almost any place else would be better for her to grow up. We meet Rosario and her...

Interview With Iana Simeonov & Michael Winokur On SELLING ROSARIO (2015)

SELLING ROSARIO (2015) by Iana Simeonov & Michael Winokur @ Palm Springs International Shorfest. Synopsis: A family of migrant workers send their 12-year-old daughter and her outlaw cousin into the night on the promise of a stranger. Selling Rosario tells the story of a young girl growing up in a migrant labor camp and her parents' risky plan to get her out of an unsafe, squalid environment. They believe almost any place else would be better for her to grow up. We meet Rosario and her...

11th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Awards

On Saturday, the 18th of July, the 11th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony. Honorary Vicious Cat award for lifetime achievement was received by the legendary German actor Udo Kier.   In our competition programs, the following awards were given: -VICIOUS CAT for best feature film: Ghoul (Czech Republic, 2015, Petr Jákl)  Special Mention: Idyll (Idila, Slovenia, 2015, Tomaž Gorkič) ...

"Games People Play" at the San Gio Film Fest in Verona 7/23-27/2015!

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"Games People Play" has been accepted to the film competition in the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy for July 23-27, 2015. This is the 22nd festival acceptance for the film written and directed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles. "Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. Carr also edited and provided visual effects. The film was scored by Alvarez-featured guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play...

Interview: Ryan Reynolds (Actor - Self/Less)

Self//less explores the consequences of taking a life to live forever. In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds).    The process is offered to Damian by Albright (Matthew Goode), the brilliant head of a secret organization that caters to the wealthy. ...

Relatos Salvajes, 8 Premios Platino de Cine Iberoamericano

Relatos Salvajes was the absolute winner in last night´s Platino Awards of the Iberoamerican Cinema. The film, nominated to the Oscars for Argentina this year, got 8 out of 9awards leaving its closest oponent Spanish film 'La Isla Mínima' just with the best photography award. The film now starting its international parcour under the na of Marshland was also awarded as best film and best actor by the public voting through an internet poll. Spanish actor Oscar Jaenada won ...

Why should I submit to Mirror Mountain?

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There are many advantages in submitting your film to us. 1. A free festival pass for all filmmakers who submit That’s right! Everyone who submits their film to MMFF, regardless of whether or not your film is accepted, gets a free pass to attend the entire festival. 2. It’s free to submit for locals Films of any length and genre can be submitted at no cost if they were produced with 100 km of Ottawa. 3. Fewer restrictions than most festivals MMFF believes in creatin...

Last Call for Entries at for 6th Annual Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles Sept 10-20 2015

    The Awareness Fest is a one-of-a-kind film festival that promotes awareness of today’s issues through the timeless art of film. Having showcased over 500 films, the Awareness Festival has grown rapidly over the six years of its existence, giving a wide range of filmmakers an opportunity to bring light to today’s pressing issues and meet other like-minded professionals in the film industry. Through this engaging, entertaining, and truly unique experience held in the ...

2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

By Maria Esteves – July 17, 2015 2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Day 2: Dalai Lama performs WhiteTara long-life and empowerment ceremonial prayers. The 2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama was held at Javits Center, New York, July 9-10, 2015. Organized by the North American Tibetan Association (NATA) of American and Canadian Tibetans; the mark of gratitude event celebrated Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday (Ju...

Just finished our first month of accepting submissions...

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We just finished our first month of accepting submissions and we're impressed with the amount and quality of films we're receiving. We may have to add a screening room or a few blocks if all of the submissions are as good as the 50 we've already received! Keep 'em coming! ...

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 Center for Documentary Film presented the outcomes of an original research study analysing academic theses

Last week at the Karlovy Vary IFF, the Center for Documentary Film presented the outcomes of its research analysing students’ theses focusing on documentary filmmaking. The CDF team has been working on several research projects and their first output is a detailed analysis mapping the interest of the upcoming generation of film critics, historians and filmmakers in documentary filmmaking, its various contemporary and traditional forms, methods of production, financing and distribution...

Muvi Studio Recognized as “Enterprise OTT” Platform of the Year, Named on FierceOnlineVideo’s ‘Fierce 15’ list

The New York-based online video solutions firm Muvi LLC has made its way in to FierceOnlineVideo’s ‘Fierce 15’ list for 2015. Having been nominated in the ‘Enterprise OTT Platforms’ category, Muvi Studio (the VoD platform solution by Muvi) has finished on top on its category and graces the inaugural Fierce 15 Online Video Companies list. Easily amongst the most visible video streaming platform builder on web today, Muvi Studio’s contribution to the industry...

Alliance For Development: a new initiative by the Locarno Industry Days

      Alliance For Development, a new initiative by the Locarno Industry Days, is a platform connecting four countries (France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland) and facilitating the development of co-produced projects, in close cooperation with the three different co-development funds between France (CNC) and Italy (MiBACT), Germany (FFA) and Italy, as well as the upcoming fund between France and Germany. This year sees a pilot phase of Alliance For Development (AFD, 8...

Michael Cimino at Locarno for the Pardo d'onore Swisscom

  Michael Cimino at Locarno for the Pardo d'onore Swisscom American director, screenwriter and producer, Michael Cimino will attend the 68th Festival del film Locarno, which is dedicating a tribute to him and where he will receive a Pardo d'onore Swisscom. Born in New York City, he had a classical education, graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. After the Army, he embarked on a successful career in advertising commerci...

Program for the Piazza Grande

  05.08 RICKI AND THE FLASH by Jonathan Demme – USA – 2015 – 100’ Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Edward Norton 06.08 LA BELLE SAISON by Catherine Corsini – France – 2015 – 105’ LE DERNIER PASSAGE by Pascal Magontier – France – 2015 – 28’ Pardo alla carriera to Marlen Khutsiev 07.08 DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume – Germany – 2015 – 105’ SOUTHPAW by Antoine Fuqua &ndas...

Locarno 2015 competition revealed

Concorso internazionale BELLA E PERDUTA by Pietro Marcello Italy – 2015 – 86' with Tommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pittalis Production: Avventurosa Co-production: Rai Cinema World Premiere BRAT DEJAN (Brother Dejan) by Bakur Bakuradze Russia/Serbia – 2015 – 113' with Marko Nikolic, Misa Tirinda Production: Vita Aktiva Co-production: CTB, Focus Plus Cinema, Look Film, Pilon Media World Premiere CHEVALIER by Athina Rachel Tsangari Greece – 2015 &nd...

Nesta Morgan - A Fascinating Collection of Film Festival Caricatures

  Nesta Morgan draws the panel at Animation Day In Cannes May 18 2015   I am and have been inspired for a long time to write about Nesta Morgan who has been creating wonderful drawings at film festivals around the world. By fluke or happenstance the editor has indeed done this today! Nesta's light elegant sketch style created in real time as would a court room artist but much more fun! I first observed Nesta in action at Cannes 2014 when we were sitting side by side at a con...
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