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25th Anniversary NY Jewish Film Festival How to Win Enemies Premiere

By Maria Esteves – January 25, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival 2016 (NYJFF16) N.Y. Premiere of HOW TO WIN ENEMIES (COMO GANAR ENEMIGOS), directed by Gabriel Lichtmann was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 21st followed by a Q&A session with director Lichtmann, moderated by digital marketing associate Alexander Hunt, Film Society of Lincoln Center. Questions posed to Lichtmann by Hunt included: The film's...

Sundance Opening and Highlights from the Festival Circuit Volume 710 - Filmfestivals.com

  Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit! Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                       Exodus to Shangai - Meet the team in Berlin   The cast and crew will be attending Berlinale with a screening in the Market Feb 12th at 7:00 pm Deutsche Film und Fernsehakade...

Forum Expanded Berlinale 2016 – The Programme is Complete

Muito Romântico / Forum Expanded 2016 DEU/BRA 2016 DIRECTOR: Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn © Distruktur   The Forum Expanded team has now finished the selection process for this year’s programme. 49 artistic works have been invited, including 32 films of different lengths, 15 installations, one lecture performance and a reading. The exhibition at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg will open on February 10 already, one day before the Be...

NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema: out of the Amazon onto the Perennial Ice

With mixed feelings this year’s NATIVe is saying goodbye to last year’s focus on Latin American and welcoming in the Arctic as next year’s geographical focus. In the 2016 NATIVe programme, which will bridge the gap between the two editions, one film will represent each of these regions. They will provide the impetus to carry on the journey into the far north. “Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge of nature and their observations of dramatic changes in the ...

Berlinale Special 2016

Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.   Gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with many prominent guests expected to attend.   The presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again include moderated discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings.    This year eight films have been invited to partic...

Portals at Sundance Film Festival Connects Characters Around the Globe

Global art initiative connects individuals in one-on-one conversation Portals, a global public art initiative connectingpeople in live, full-body dialogue, will connect characters in Park City to others in Havana, Cuba; Isfahan, Iran, and Mexico City, Mexico during the Sundance Film Festival from January 22-26, 2016. The Portal will be located at the Airbnb Haus, where local characters from around the world can share their stories with one another. Portals are g...

Sundance Film Festival London brings forward dates to 2-5 June at Picturehouse Central

As the 2016 Sundance Film Festival kicks off on today, Thursday in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., Sundance Institute and Picturehouse have adjusted the previously announced 2016 dates for the Sundance Film Festival: London to 2 – 5 June at Picturehouse Central. The festival will feature the international and UK premieres of films from the 2016 edition of the renowned Sundance Film Festival.   Clare Binns, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at Picturehouse, comments: “P...

Live cinema performance at Mirror Mountain 2015

One of the highlights of our 2015 festival was the live performance by rock group Scattered Clouds and filmmaker Roger D. Wilson and his bike-powered 35mm projector! See the whole album at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.573168846163839.1073741831.395711420576250&type=3 See video of the entire performance here: https://vimeo.com/149210775  

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Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Coming of Age and the Fear of the Future

Oktay Inanç Özdemir und / and Hussein Eliraqui in Meteorstraße / Meteor Street von / by Aline Fischer © Maurice Wilkerling Leuchtstoff Project Meteorstraße to Open the Programme   With twelve films, including eight full-length films as well as four medium-long fiction and documentary films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2016 is now complete (see press release from Dec 21, 2015). The programme will open with the fiction film Meteorstraße (Meteor...

MyFrenchFilmFestival starts tomorrow!

You've waited a whole year for the return of the world's leading online film festival... Well, the 6th edition of the festival is finally here!   Over the past year, MyFrenchFilmFestival has been gearing up to offer you your fill of brand new feature films and short films! With its oh-so-French lineup full of punch and glamour, you won't be disappointed! You'll have the chance to watch a rich offering of films ranging from shorts that highlight the...

Highlights on Göteborg Film Festival 2016

Göteborg Film Festival opens January 29, 2016 and runs till February 8  Top Photo: The Ex-wife ©Daniel Takacs – work in progress 2016   From Nollywood to the Nordics  In ...

CIFF now an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has named the Calgary International Film Festival a qualifying festival for the Best Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film awards.   The recipient of CIFF's annual Best of Shorts Award is now eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®, without the standard theatrical run that a film typically needs to qualify for an Oscar® nomination.   “...

A look back at the Festival circuit this week Newsletter 709 - Filmfestivals.com

  Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit! Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                                                                                   &n...

Unique international live cinema event enters second year with five films in more than forty cinemas

IFFR Live returns in 2016 with five films in more than forty cinemas. Five films that will have their premieres during the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will simultaneously screen in more than forty cinemas worldwide, in addition to live online audiences.   Like last year, filmmakers will be present at the premieres in Rotterdam. All viewers, whether in a cinema in the Netherlands, England, Italy, Poland, Canada or elsewhere in the world, can take part in the Q&A...

ID Check: Themed programme for upcoming IFFR

image: Las Lindas (Melisa Liebenthal) - ID: gender.net Every year, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) devotes attention to significant social and current themes through its films, debates, special guests and sidebar programming. This year, the festival’s themed programme is ID Check. This theme will be reflected in specific programmes within the festival’s four sections. &n...

IFFR presents: This Is Where Reconstruction Starts

Film talent inspired by post-war reconstruction The theme for the city of Rotterdam in 2016 is Rotterdam Celebrates the City! Inspired by 75 years of reconstruction, we will be celebrating the city we know today and looking to the future. As part of this programme, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents the project This Is Where Reconstruction Starts. Six young, leading international filmmakers were asked to make a short fiction or creative essay film around themes concerni...

Line-up and jury Hivos Tiger Awards Competition IFFR 2016

  Eight films from all over the world compete for Hivos Tiger Awards   Eight productions by filmmakers from all over the world will compete in the revamped Hivos Tiger Awards Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Among the countries represented are Brazil, Thailand, USA, Paraguay, Belgium and the Netherlands.   The following eight films have...

IFFR confirms 23 films and jury for Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

Filmstill: Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 3 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam 27 January – 7 February 2016   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has finalised its selection for the eleventh Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films. The 2016 selection is a mix of 23 short fiction films, documentaries and experimental films fro...

A look back at the Festival circuit this week Newsletter 708 - Filmfestivals.com

  Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit! Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                                                                                   &n...

Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal

   Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. ...

2016 Global Roots Film Festival Program Announced

Global Roots Film Festival: The Middle East February 11-13, 2016 Contois Auditorium, Burlington A three day festival of cinema from the Middle East Made possible with a grant from the Sisters of Mercy Peace Initiative and co-sponsored by the Burlington-Bethlehem-Arad Sister City Program - *Celebrating 25 years* Tickets and passes are available to purchase now. To purchase tickets to individual films, follow the links below. For the best value, we recommend a full festival p...

Call for Entries for Leeds Young Film Festival 2016 – Two Weeks Left to Final Submissions Deadline

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Late Submissions Deadline for Leeds Young Film Festival is Friday 29th January 2016 Made a film for a young audience? Or are at the start of your career in film yourself? Leeds Young Film Festival supports young and old, emerging or established, national and international filmmakers and hosts competitions both for short films BY young people, and for short and feature films FOR young people. Young independent filmmakers from the UK have the chance to win £500 worth of cash prize...

CALL FOR ENTRY - 6TH ANNUAL HORROR QUEST FILM FESTIVAL.

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The 6th Annual HorrorQuest Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2016. HorrorQuest considers itself a "Horror & Genre" festival and is seeking submissions in the following catagories... Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Dark Comedy, Music Video *if it has a horror/genre theme*, Documentary *If it is Horror/Genre related*. or Animation of any kind. For submission instructions and gudielines, please vist www.thehorrorquest.com ...
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