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The Denver Film Festival announces its first wave of films

  The Denver Film Festival (DFF), produced by Denver Film Society (DFS), announces its first wave of films through its popular sidebar programming. Recognized as one of the nation’s premier film events, the Festival will feature a focus on Spanish cinema, sidebars for CinemaQ, CineLatino, Late Night Showcase, Women+Film, Culinary Cinema and Colorado Spotlight.   Focus On National Cinema: Spain This year, DFF will be focusing its international spotlight on the country o...

Aspen Filmfest 2016 Starts Today!

    The leaves are turning. The temperature is dropping. Fall is in the air! It's time for Filmfest 2016. Here is today's line-up . . .   ...

Five Debut Films Nominated for European Film Awards

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  At the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany, the European Film Academy has announced this year’s nominations for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually in co-operation with the international federation of film critics to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Members Dagmar Jacobsen (Germany) and Ange...

VENICE 73, AWARDS A Cascade of Quizzical Decisions and Bad Calls

by ALEX DELEON There were many outstanding films at the 73rd Venice Film Festival this year but the awards on closing night, September 11, were as usual "iffy" to say the least. Venice has become known for good films and bad calls when it comes to dishing out the coveted Golden Lions at the end of the festival week.  To start at the bottom the worst call of all was the Best Director Silver Bear award to Amat Escalante, for the Mexican porno-horror miscar...

Announcing Call For Entries: Green Film Fest 2017

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Be part of San Francisco's leading event for films & discussions about people and the planet. Submit your film now to Green Film Fest 2017, April 20 - 26. DEADLINES Earlybird: October 10, 2016 Regular: November 11, 2016 Late: November 21, 2016 We are seeking compelling and relevant new films on the environment & sustainability. As well as the opportunity to screen your film in the San Francisco Bay Area, being a part of the Festival will connect you w...

1st QueerScope Debut Film Award by 13 German queer film festivals

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Presenting the 1st QueerScope Debut Film Award   The first QueerScope Debut Film Award will be given to the Swedish-American documentary "Kiki" on October 14th at Filmfest homochrom in Cologne. QueerScope, a co-operation of 13 German queer film festivals, will honour the achievements of director Sara Jordenö in her feature-length debut. Chi-Chi Mizrahi, one of the film's protagonists, will accept the award in person as proxy for Ms. Jordenö...

Sundance Ignite "What's Next?" Film Challenge Now Open!

Sundance Institute and Adobe’s Project 1324 have teamed up for a short film challenge to find the next generation’s boldest new voices. If you’re an aspiring filmmaker between the ages of 18 and 24, show us: “What’s Next?” Fifteen eligible winners will become Sundance Ignite Fellows, receiving a trip to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, a year-long mentorship, and more! Submission are open! Submit before September 26, 2016 and ...

About 20minmax Shortfilmfestival

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20MIN|MAX SHORT FILM FESTIVAL   Seeking quality through wealth of genres As we do not set any limits with regard to film genres, our festival offers a holistic overview of the current short film scene. The diversity of the genre shall be underlined by showing blocks of films; this allows the spectator to both compare and understand the ways in which short films can be designed, which topics they can address, and the fashion in which these topics can be approached. Screening the fil...

29th festival Les Instants vidéo

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State of Poetic Emergency Video and digital arts are today developing in a very worrisome international, social and political context. Fear of foreigners. Decline of civil liberties. Fright of human passions. Desires of emancipation under security control. Management nonsense is the rule. Electronic poetry invents new languages to think the world differently and to take part in its transformation. Let’s declare the State of Poetic Emergency. We expect the 29th festival to be unb...

"Through the Pane" to play Colombia!

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"Through the Pane" has been selected to play in El Saman de Festicine in Viterbo-Caldas, Colombia October 13-16, 2016. This is the 35th selection for "Through the Pane". Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It addresses his cosmic acceptance of his wife's death four years ago. They were very happily married for 62 years. The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of ImatgeBarcelona. ...

The site for "Scrappy" is now live!

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The website for Ron de Cana Productions' 18th short film, "Scrappy", is now live! http://www.dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/scrappy/index.html Give it a click to find out more about the making of the piece, cast & crew bios, a trailer, comments, film stills, ...etc.!   ...

Dutch Mountain film Festival is open for Film entry

  DUTCH MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL IS CALLING FOR FILM ENTRY     Submit your mountainfilm: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DMFF Festival website: http://dmff.eu ENTRY DEADLINE: December 12th, 2016   AWARDS  Awards in the Dutch MountainFilm Festival competition 2017:  • Crossborder DMFF Award (Grand Prix) €1,500 is the major prize (‘Grand Prix’ award) handed out at the Dutch MountainFilm Fe...

International Fim Festival & Awards Macao | 8 - 13 December 2016 call for entries

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        The FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS, MACAO (IFFAM) is CALLING FOR ENTRIES from INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA. The last date of submission is 30 September 2016. The Festival will take place between December 8 - 13,2016.   The Official Selection consists of the following sections: Competition, Out of Competition/Gala, Hidden Dragons, Best of Fest Panorama, Crossfire (Retrospective).   Eligibility Criteria: ...

List of Top & Best short films of 2016 in India – Filmycon

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Watch the best short films made by Indie filmmakers who have won in Filmycon film festival and are also nominated in other various film festivals in India. http://www.filmycon.com/best-short-films/ ...

A VISUAL TREAT FROM THAILAND

THAI FILM FESTIVAL IN MUMBAI & FILM INCENTIVES IN THAILAND by Ronita Torcato    The Royal Thai Consulate- General in Mumbai and the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Tourism  has organised a three day Film Festival  at the Y.B. Chavan Center Nariman Point next week. Admission to the filmfest is on a first come first served basis and free of charge. Thail Consul-General Mr. Ekapol Poolpipat will formally inaugurate the festival &nbs...

TIFF 2016 Dailies

  Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                   Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies I Animation Day in Cannes I ANNECY & MIFA 2016 Les Dailies du Festival I Les News du Marché I La journée de l'An...

Raaz Reboot: Exorcise in futility

Raaz Reboot: Exorcise in futility When the best things in a horror/supernatural film are its songs, it does not augur well. A few days before the release of Raaz Reboot (they use that in the title? I thought ‘reboot’ was a word copyrighted to journalists and IT whiz kids!) the Bhatt threesome—brothers Mahesh and Mukesh and protege Vikram—announced that Raaz 4 (now, that sounds better) would be the last instalment in the series. Foresight for sure. Raaz (Hindi/Urdu for ...

Venice 73 Closing it out on Saturday evening

by ALEX DELEON Just back from closing night on the Lido. Saturday, September 11 -- In terms of number of outstanding flms seen and personalities such as J.P. Belmondo, Sophie Marceau, and John Landis encountered up close, it was the best film festival I've winged thru in years. The closing awards watched on big screen in the Press Room was a noteworthy event in itself and I then caught a double header of prize winning flicks after that to close out the festival week.  "L...

James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at FestForums, Santa Barbara on 11/21/16

SANTA BARBARA’S FIRST JAMES BEARD CELEBRITY CHEF TOUR DINNER TO CELEBRATE FRIENDSHIP OF JULIA CHILD & JAMES BEARD   SANTA BARBARA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 – An incredible line-up of chefs is heading to Santa Barbara, CA for the city&r...

The art of filmmaking

“We are all a story waiting to be told. That, to me, is the beauty of life and the beauty of filmmaking!”         Caatje van ...

German Alliance in Animation - Cartoon Forum 2016

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The German Producers Alliance has kicked off this year’s Cartoon Forum with an event promoting international co-productions on 13th September afternoon. The Forum took place from 13th - 16th September 2016 in Toulouse and is the biggest annual get-together of the European animation industry with more than 950 participants. This makes it an important addition to 11th Animation Production Day May 4-5,  2017) to promote the competitiveness of the German animation industry. The event...

2017 Call For Entries – Now Open!

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Call For Entries 24th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Festival Dates: May 31 – June 4 2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Now in our 24th year, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, the longest running “underground” film festival in the world, is an internationally recognized program providing a venue for documentary, experimental and avant-garde narrative film and video. The festival’s mission is to select and screen fil...

LA LA LAND as the 2016 Centerpiece selection at Middleburg Film Festival

Today, the Middleburg Film Festival announced the highly anticipated film LA LA LAND as the 2016 Centerpiece selection. LA LA LAND, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will screen on Saturday, October 22 with Oscar-nominated director Damien Chazelle (WHIPLASH) in attendance. The Festival runs October 20-23, 2016 in historic Middleburg, VA, located one hour from the nation's capital.   "Filmgoers are in for a very special treat," said MFF Executive Director Susan Koch. &q...

Exhibition presenting the work of renowned Canadian film director David Cronenberg in Camerimage

The 24th edition of CAMERIMAGE Film Festival, which runs from November 12th to 19th, 2016, will be accompanied by a unique exhibition presenting the work of renowned Canadian film director David Cronenberg.   This exhibition was organized and circulated by TIFF and curated by Piers Handling and Noah Cowan. It is now brought to Poland by the organizers of CAMERIMAGE Film Festival – Tumult Foundation and Centre of Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu” in Torun. The grand openin...
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