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The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 16th to the 18th of October 2015 in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.
The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section. Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.
The Northern Wave weekend consist of a numerous screenings of a variety of international short films. The program also includes a lecture from a professional from the film industry, a fish soup competition at the local fish market and numerous concerts and events during the weekend.
VISTA is the most important cinema industry event of the region, organized by Ultracine S.A.
VISTA has evolved and grown year after year over the last six editions, being today one of the most important fairs, gathering more than 600 professionals of the industry that visit us from abroad.
In this 7th Edition there will be exclusive product presentations, exhibitions, trailers of the most important movies in the annual movie listing, meetings and lectures on distribution, exhibition, commercialization and publicity, as well as previews of new equipment and last technological advances, that will make this seventh edition a great opportunity for the entertainment business growth.
For all these reasons this edition turns to be a new appointment you cannot miss because it celebrates the cinema experience. We look forward to seeing you and share it!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The most representative industry companies executives of the region.
Movie theater chain managers.
Independent movie theater owners.
Distributors and production companies.
State-bodies delegates, private institutions, embassies and universities.
REASONS TO PARTICIPATE
Distributors anticipate the most important year premieres to the movie theater owners through exclusive presentations for Vista.
Goods and services companies show their new arrivals related to the industry: digital projections, laser lamps and sound systems, theater seats, etc.
The most respected international specialists give lectures on the new tendencies in the entertainment business.
VISTA event is an ideal occasion to reinforce and generate alliances and business with other companies of the film industry.
A great opportunity to establish new commercial relationships and to strengthen the existing ones.
The cinema is an entertainment activity permanently growing that goes beyond crisis and consumption falls.
The possibilities to know new tendencies and entertainment industry advances.
The Cinema City International Film Festival is primarily focused on promoting young film authors and indie production from the country, the region and the world, but also on presenting legendary authors and their achievements through retrospectives and review programmes.
Conceptually, the festival is comprised of: Cinema City Films, Cinema City PRO and Cinema City Music
The Crown Heights Film Festival (CHFF) brings exceptional local and international short film to Central Brooklyn audiences. The festival showcases a curated selection of short films: narratives, animation, documentaries, and cross-disciplinary/experimental films. Our mission is to provide a voice and opportunities for filmmakers in short form, to foster cross-arts collaboration, and to provide a social forum for filmmakers, Central Brooklyn residents, and the wider arts community.
Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India's premier competitive film festival focusing on issue-based cinema. The first edition of the festival was organised in 2013 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Launched in the backdrop of the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, the festival was a tribute to the Indian cinema for its ability to nurture diverse genres of films and filmmaking traditions in the country.
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes.
WHY THIS FESTIVAL & FORUM?
The last one decade in India has seen tremendous changes particularly on communication and technological fronts. With easy accessibility to new technology and availability of new communication channels, reach and impact of visual messages has grown significantly, both in rural and urban areas. Be it short films, documentaries or social advertisements, they have now become an immensely powerful tool of communications aimed towards bringing desired social change. WFF thus would like to comprehensively cover the wide spectrum of issues that have caught the attention of new breed of filmmakers in the recent past, be it gender, public health or environment. A major attraction of the film festival would be forum activities. Seminars, conferences, workshops and master classes to help filmmakers and film enthusiasts explore contemporary issues, network with professional associates, hone their filmmaking skills and share the power of storytelling through cinema.
The festival and forum is part of the 'Cinema for Change' initiative of CMSR Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi. The Foundation, a registered body under the Indian Trust Act, has been established to harness the power of information, education and communications to bring positive social change. To know more about CMSR Foundation log on to www.cmsrfoundation.org
MONSTRA - Lisbon Animated Film Festival was born in 2000 in order to celebrate the artistic transversality, to meet people of different arts, new artistic looks forward, using as a basis the most multidisciplinary language we know, the Animated Film.
MONSTRA´s 16th edition will happen from the 16th of March 2017 til the 26th of March 2017.
Submissions open on the 1st of June 2016 and close on the 6th of November 2016. All submissions should be entered through our website www.monstrafestival.com
When communities are caught in the depths of conflict and oppression, and survival becomes part of everyday life, why do people continue to create? When arms and air raids, ceasefires and aid fail to bring an end to such situations, what can art offer and what can it change?
CREATE Film Festival seeks to examine and explore the issue of creativity in sites of conflict; to offer a unique opportunity to see not only the different ways in which creativity can fuel change, but the truly exceptional talent that exists in some of the world’s most challenging contexts, where people have to think creatively about everything in order to survive.
Creativity as resistance; as understanding; as peace building; as voice; as messenger; as an alternative. Film In Place of War.