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FMX 2016 has coined its main theme for this year's edition: "Blending Realities." Following this headline, FMX creates a space to analyze, discuss and try out the realities of others in Art, Technology and Business. What are the mindsets and conceptualization methods of my own and neighboring industries, which pipelines and distribution models are available? In thinking outside the box, FMX brings together people from across different sectors so they may discover the opportunitie...
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Ro*Co Films, Abramorama and Film Sprout partner to distribute the highly-anticipated documentary about abortion laws, in theaters and community screenings, in advance of SCOTUS landmark case
PBS' Independent Lens will broadcast the film in June
Trilogy Films, Big Mouth Productions, Cedar Creek Productions and Chicken & Egg Pictures have announced a partnership with Ro*Co Films, Abramorama, Film Sprout and Independent Lens to distribute Dawn Porter's TRAPPE...
Dutch Features Global Entertainment (DFGE) has joined forces with production powerhouse Kaap Holland Film, and returns to Berlinale’s European Film market 2016 with the outrageous comedy BON BINI HOLLAND, the highest grossing Dutch comedy in 2015. The film recently received a prestigious Platinum Film for its exceptional box office performance.
Bon Bini Holland - Trailer 1 from Dutch Features on Vimeo.
Bon Bini Holland tells the story of Robertico Florentina (Jandino...
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE EYE TO EYE BROCHURE
Eye to Eye is a pan-European initiative dedicated to young audiences aiming at facilitating the circulation of European independent films on various distribution platforms.
The project is based on a strong network of partners, including European film festivals, cinemas, distributors and VoD platforms, gat...
Saar is an HIV positive gay man living in London, where he found refuge from the religious kibbutz where he grew up in Israel. Ever since he was diagnosed with HIV, Saar has craved his family's love, while they struggle with fears and prejudices.
Saar and the rest of the London Gay Men's Chorus provide a glorious soundtrack for this documentary about the power of forgiveness and the power that home has, no matter how far we go.
Jochen Hick's new documentary THE GDR COMPLEX, which will have its world premiere at the 66th BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / Panorama section (pls. find screening dates below).
THE GDR COMPLEX presents Mario Roellig, born 1967.Being gay, young and conservative, Mario Roellig is one of the most in-demand witnesses to the atrocities committed by the GDR. He guides groups through today’s memorial site in the former Stasi prison where he was once incarcerated.Roellig speak...
Fortissimo Films announced today a multi-picture representation of Chinese multi-hyphenate, Zhang Wei, to include his first two films, FACTORY BOSS and DESTINY. The representation will commence in Berlin, where FACTORY BOSS, which won the Best Actor award at the Montreal Film Festival, will also feature in the upcoming Berlin Chinese Film Festival.
Zhang Wei transitioned to filmmaking after becoming a successful business man/ entrepreneur. He is a graduate of the acclaimed Bei...
5 new Israeli films, supported by Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, will be screened at the Berlinale. Sand Storm, winner of the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, is one of them.
"Defining ourselves through the definition of the Other has become a formative part of our communication with the world around us and our perception and relationship with it. It contributes to the widening of gaps, and d...
Produced by Michel Adam a fashion TV founder and directed by Anthony Hickox (Waxwork, Hellraiser3...) this upbeat feature film provides a superb symbiosis of action thriller, comedy, romance, adventure, music and high production value. Using most attractive fashion models and seasoned actors the Exodus story is largely based on the true story of Dr. Feng Shan Ho the Chinese Consul of Vienna issuing 10, 000 exit visas in 1938 to Austrian Jews to leave the Third Reich for Shanghai, an initiative...
The third edition of this relatively new and unknown festival will be held from March 14-20 in Manhattan’s Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea. In the first two years 108 films from 33 countries were shown in smaller venues drawing an audience of more than 200. Established by filmmaker Nora Armani as a non-profit film festival SRFF occupies a unique niche with its focus on socially relevant films reelecting universal human interests contributing to positive change but foregoi...
In the United States there are now more than 80 Jewish film festivals with The New York and San Francisco Jewish film festivals considered the best. Given its venue at the Lincoln Center, the large Jewish population of the New York metropolitan area and the upscale educated audience it attracts the NY Jewish film festival plays a special role. A large program with a balanced mix of features, documentaries, shorts as well as panels and master classes as offered this year by Amis Gitai and the i...
18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival –
Images of the 21st Century
11-20 March, 2016
“REFUGEES: ESCAPE TO FREEDOM?” TRIBUTE
JON BANG CARLSEN TRIBUTE
SPOTLIGHT: MARK COUSINS
The 18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century hosts a special tribute titled “Refugees: Escape to Freedom?&rdquo...
A future world-class animation hub creating 500 jobs by 2020
Cinesite has chosen Montréal, Québec, to make its investment in a new state of the art animation studio with the intention of getting nine feature animated films into production over the next five years. This was announced today by Antony Hunt, CEO of the Cinesite Group, and the Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard at the opening of the new 54,000 sq ft Animation Studio in downtown Montréal. Th...
Screening at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival
A film by Mark Lewis
Shot in Paris, São Paulo and Toronto, Invention is the first feature-length film by Mark Lewis. Lewis captures the ever-changing textures of these cities through moving images of glass, light, shadows and reflections, offering an homage to the City Symphony films of the 1920s, while also juxtaposing modernist architecture with the compositional structures of old master painting...
EL REY DEL ONCE
The highly anticipated new film by Silver Bear-winner
(Jury Grand Prix 2004 for "El abrazo partido")
Panorama Special Opening film (World Premiere)
Argentina 2015, 80 mins
with Alan Sabbagh, Julieta Zylberberg, Usher, Elvira Onetto
Produced by BD Cine, Pasto in association with Alegoria, Telefe, Fox +
Press Screening: Friday, Feb. 12, 11:40, CINESTAR 3
Golden Globe and Oscar nominee Julie Delpy (BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE SUNSET), is joining Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (WHIPLASH, TERMINATOR GENISYS, JUNO) in the ensemble comedic drama THE BACHELORS. Windowseat Entertainment is fully financing the project set to begin principal photography in Los Angeles this March.
Written and to be directed by Kurt Voelker (SWEET NOVEMBER, PARK), the feature film is produced by Matthew Baer (UNBROKEN, MAGGIE, CITY BY THE SEA), George Parra (JOY, THE DESC...
Berlinale Shorts just anounced its oficial selection where there are two films represented by Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency: Batrachian's Ballad, by Leonor Teles, and Freud und Friends, by Gabriel Abrantes.
Batrachian's Ballad is Leonor Tele's first film after graduating from Film School. It is an 11 minute documentary, produced by Uma Pedra no Sapato, which according to its director "occurred when I learnt a surprising fact – the Portuguese tradi...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The 3rd Women’s Voices Now Short-Film Festival Announces Call for Entries
Submissions period begins January 4, 2016, 9AM PST. Deadline is March 8, 2016, 11:59PM PST.
$9,000 in cash prizes.
Submit your film: www.womensvoicesnow.org/film-festival
The 2016 Women's Voices Now Short-Film Festival aims to portray diverse and underreported stories of (self-identified) women and men supporting women....
Synopsis : An absurdist, pastel noir that documents events after an artist flees New York and winds up dead in a small town.
A local sheriff, an old lover, and a distant friend try to sort out what’s happened and, in the process,
confront the ways that their own needs and desires have created the mysteries that surround them.
Offer Egozy (director) and Alexandra Anthony (lead actress) will be available for interviews in Berlin February 11 till 19.
Market screening of The Miracle of Tekir, which will take place on February 17th at 11.30 a.m , CinemaxX Studio 14.
In the heart of the Danube Delta, earth and water, superstition and religion mix together to make up the mysterious and miraculous Tekir’s mud. Accused of witchery and chased away from her village, Mara finds herself employed at the Tekir Hotel, specifically in charge of the rich and eccen...
In an improvised night club called "Tokoriki" the whole village celebrates Geanina’s 18th birthday. Her boyfriend and Alin will give her a most surprising gift, one that nobody will ever forget.
A short film by Roxana Stroe.
World Sales: Ultraviolet Media
15.02.2016, at 17:00- CinemaxX 1
ECHOES OF TIME A Portrait of Our Times in Images
Worthy of comparison to the work of great masters, Robert Wilson, Tarkovsky and Matthew Barney, ECHOES OF TIME creates a stunning visual portrait of the most challenging issues we are facing today: endless wars, migration, lost values, the isolation of the ruling from the ruled and the surreal nature of our reality.
Just like in Alain Resnais' "Last Year at Marienbad", the...
Seashore Image Productions is pleased to inform you that Midi Z (Jade Miners, Ice Poison, Poor Folk) is going to present his latest documentary, City of Jade, at the 2016 Berlinale Forum. Following his observational Jade Miners (2015 Rotterdam) on the predicament of the Burmese jade miners, Midi tells a very personal account of his family story set in the same location, the treacherous Jade City, which is the heart of the jade rush in Myanmar.
Currently, Myanmar is undergoing s...
Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited announced today that they will be handling international sales on Michael Mailer’s (The Ledge, Seduced and Abandoned) drama Blind, starring Alec Baldwin (The Departed, Concussion), Demi Moore (Ghost, A Few Good Men), and Dylan McDermott (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Olympus Has Fallen) at the upcoming EFM. Mailer directed and produced alongside Diane Fisher, Jennifer Gelfer, Pamela Thur, and Martin Tuchman. Foresight’s Mark Damon and Tamar...
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