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FESTIVALS

New Improvements made to the Kursaal Auditorium for The San Sebastian Festival

  The new acoustics will permit screenings with better sound The Director of the San Sebastian Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, and the Manager of the Kursaal Auditorium, Iker Goikoetxea, presented the reforms made to the Kursaal Auditorium with a view to the improved sound of screenings at the 62nd edition. A rock and textile cladding has been fitted to several parts of the auditorium: rear wall, the wall separating the amphitheatres and side entrance ramps; and a textile claddi...

4th Filmfest homochrom opening with German premiere of "The Normal Heart"

The 4th Filmfest homochrom in Cologne and Dortmund, Germany, is opening with the German premiere of THE NORMAL HEART. Filmfest homochrom is the LGBT film festival of Rhine-Ruhr, Europe's biggest polycentric metropolitan area, with Germany's gay capital Cologne and the largest Ruhr city, Dortmund. Although it is the youngest of Germany's queer film festivals, it is establishing itself as a fresh premiere festival with international appeal. This year's selection include premiere...

6th Petaluma International Film Festival runs October 17 -19

Petaluma International Film Festival® (PIFF) is an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films from around the world.     ...

Sonoma Filmmakers @ 6th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

PIFF will present a collection of films made by the local filmmakers from Sonoma County at the 6th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival: Death Makes Life Possible, Three-O-Seven, Bobby Jo, Preparing For Life. www.PetalumaFilmFestival.org

IFFS 2014 Conference Agenda

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Here isthe agenda for the conference running December 7 - 9, 2014 in Austin Texas. A few adjustments will be made. Meanwhile you can ask for the Filmfestivals.com DISCOUNT CODE FOR A PREFERED 300€ RATE. Sunday, December 7, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm Registration & Exhibit Floor Opens 12:00pm – 12:15pm Orientation 12:30pm – 1:30pm  The Anatomy of A Festival 1:30pm  – 2:30pm It’s been a ha...

A Week in Festivals. Newsletter 656 - Filmfestivals.com

                                         This weekly newsletter reaches 178 316  subscribers.        &nb...

43 edition of FNC lines up strong Quebec / Canadian films

  The 43rd Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is pleased to announce the first wave of films from Quebec and Canada in our lineup. Once again this year, the Festival will be putting local cinema in the limelight by screening some much-awaited works spread out over several programs, including the International Competition – Louve d’or, Focus, FNC Lab, Panorama and Special Presentation for the features as well as a variety of short film programs. The FNC will present t...

Highlights from FNC 14

      SENSUAL AND BEWITCHING, HERE IS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER OF THE 43rd FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA   Waiting the opening of the Festival on October 8, discover the official trailer of the 43rd edition. Thanks to Ottoblix for these 30 seconds of sensuality.  Discover the trailer  Discover the 15 second...

High Falls Film Festival Announces 12th Season -- Films Include Three World and Two U.S. Premieres

The High Falls Film Festival (HFFF), one of the nation's longest running film festivals celebrating the achievements of women in filmmaking, today announced the schedule of films and special events for the 12th festival season. Tickets go on sale Friday September 19 at 3PM at highfallsfilmfestival.com.    The Festival runs Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26 at The Little Theatre and the Dryden Theatr...

WILLiFEST Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

WILLiFEST Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary We're back!!! We are celebrating our 5th year with a kick-off invitation only (Sorry!) cocktail party this Thursday in Williamsburg which will be followed by our Opening Night Screening at the Williamsburg Cinemas. This year WILLiFEST presents the premiere of director Malindi Fickle’s drama Suck It Up Buttercup. Friday brings a full day and night of  screenings at two venues, Williamsburg Cinemas and returning partner El Puente. ...

Strategic Partners 2014 wraps celebrating creative collaborations and the establishment of trailblazing partnerships

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Strategic Partners 2014 September 11 - 14, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  ...

“Cine Italiano! 2014 – Cinema Italian Style in Hong Kong” is back for its third edition!

Co-presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong, this year's edition will once again be held at The Grand Cinema, Elements, Kowloon Station, with 8 latest selected Italian films running from 17 to 21 September 2014. The festival will open with the Asian premiere of Ferzan OZPETEK’s FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS (Allacciate le cinture). Mr. OZPET...

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Announces Full Program

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  You Couldn’t Make This Up… Screening in Sydney from Tuesday 14 to Sunday 19 October the Antenna Documentary Film Festival today announces their full program line up. From game-changing docos, bold in style and extraordinary in form, to live interactive tales, Antenna proves yet again this is a festival with attitude, triumphs, challenges and soul. Presenting their most ambitious program yet, filled with 35 features from over twenty countries, Antenna offers a rare opportun...

Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival bring the best films of 2014 to Tasmania

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  From the glitz and glamour of Cannes to world-firsts at Warsaw to the homegrown heroes in Sydney, the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival has scoured the world’s film festivals throughout the year to bring the best films of 2014 to Tasmania.   BOFA (sited in Launceston, Tasmania ) is proud to announce the full program of diverse and powerful films for its fifth annual festival, which will take place this year from Thursday November 6 to Sunday November 9, 2014...

Boston Jewish Film Festival Announces Its 26th Annual Festival November 5-17

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“We are committed to bringing our audiences the very best films with Jewish content from around the globe, both fiction and documentary,” says Amy Geller, BJFF Artistic Director. “BJFF 2014 has a stellar line-up of films and related events--guest speakers, moderated discussions, after-parties, and in-person visits from filmmakers, actors, and other artists.” This year, there are 39 films from 14 countries including Cuba, Greece, Morocco, and the Philippines, and of co...

/#/ ClipAward Mannheim /#/

ClipAward | 9th Internation Low & No Budget Short Film Festival Mannheim The 9th edition of ClipAward will take place in October 3-5, 2014 in the baroque Mannheim Palace. About 600 fabulous shorts, documentaries, installations, and music videos have reached the ClipAward headquarter in Mannheim. After two sighting sessions it appears that it might be the best program in festival history. Deep, kinky, amusing, and entertaining!  ******** 3 days // 9 sections // more ...

28th Wine Country Film Festival Opens this week: Movies in the Vineyards...

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A Cinematic Feast In The Valley of The Moon An eclectic SIX day celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange. Films screen Outdoors in a spectacular setting at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood & Inside the winery’s Grand Room Cave Theatre, The KenWood Restaurant, Dunbar School & nearby venues in the Heart of the Valley.         Opening Night in the Deerfield Cave Short Film Program One:  Wed. September 17, 6:00pm, Deerfield C...

TIFF 14 Closing Party Video ambiance

Video by Leopoldo Soto Photo by Laurie Gordon ...

Time to Smile with Aladina and Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger- LeCoultre and Fundacion Aladina started up a new campaign to raise funds for the children with cancer during the 62 San Sebastian International Film Festival. Time to Smile, there is no time to waste but lives to save Several Spanish artists such as Belén Rueda, Eduard Fernández, Imanol Arias, Manuela Vellés, Juana Acosta and Miguel Angel Muñoz donated some photographies that will be shown in an exhibition set at the Hotel Maria Cristina during the Festival....

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: NO LAND'S SONG - audience award for best documentary

Every year FFM offers a few interesting feature documentaries, and once again, the most precious one was made by an Iranian author living abroad - Ayat Najafi’s No Land’s Song (German-French co-production). Arguably winning the audience award for best documentary, Najafi succeeded in his first feature to overcome all difficulties that a documentary filmmaker can encounter – telling a story in a compelling way engaging the audience as if it was a fiction movie, yet showing the f...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: OF HORSES AND MEN - a breathtaking film!

Once again a debut film, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men (Hross I Oss, shown out of competition, produced by acclaimed Icelandic producer and filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who was a member of this year FFM’s jury) is a piece that is very difficult to write about... Why? Because it is one of those rare films that have to be seen in order to be properly experienced. Or, probably because this is not just a great piece – this is a masterpiece! It’s a true excit...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: GONZALEZ - best first fiction feature

Mexican Gonzalez, an extraordinary debut film of Christian Diaz Pardo (made for less than $100.000), arguably won Golden Zenith award for best first fiction feature (awarded from a jury headed by film scholar and connoisseur, Iranian filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou, author of the great documentary Abbas Kiarostami: A report, which I reviewed last year). Gonzales is a story about a young man in debt who finds a new job as a call center operator of a Christian sect led by a highly seductive pastor...

Stockholm International Film Festival 25 years

  2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Stockholm International Film Festival. The festival, which is dedicated to the late Lauren Bacall, will be visited by distinguished directors and actors from all over the world, and more than a 180 films will be screened. The 25th International Stockholm Film Festival starts November 5. The program will be released in full on October 14. A small selection of films that will be shown during the festival: Mommy, the new Xavier Dolan fea...

TIFF 14 DAY 9: Vote for your favourite films in the Festival

  Cameron Bailey's Day 9 Picks Five films not to be missed, as recommended by the Festival's Artistic Director: THE DEAD LANDS | Scotiabank 1 | 9:45PM MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW | Scotiabank 2 | 8:45PM A DREAM OF IRON | Scotiabank 13 | 2:15PM NED RIFLE | Winter Garden Theatre | 8PM TIMBUKTU | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 2PM THE CONNECTION | Roy Thomson Hall | 6:30PM Click here for more info.         ...
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