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Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin to moderate a panel on the challenges of a large film festival

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Special Challenges of Large Film Festivals ($500k + budget) Moderator Bruno Chatelin co founder filmfestivals.com Panelist: Joshua Nordin, Business Development Director, NEPS Worldwide –   Panelist:  Beth Caldarello, Operations Manager, Telluride Film Festival -   Panelist: Barbara Morgan, Executive Director, Austin Film Festival-   Panelist: Tonya Mantooth, Vice President, San Diego Film Festival  -       I see three moments in the discus...

Edinburgh announceD details of a new ‘Doc of the Day’ initiative for the 69th edition

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is pleased to announce details of a new ‘Doc of the Day’ initiative for the 69th edition (17 to 28 June 2015)  which will shine a light on documentary feature films and see a host of Premieres, special activities and guest panellists.   The Festival has unveiled plans for some exciting new developments around documentary films.  Reflecting EIFF’s early beginnings in 1947 as a Documentary Festival, the new ‘Doc ...

Locarno Industry Days Introduce Carte Blanche Extra

Festival del film Locarno 5 – 15 | 8 | 2015     Locarno Industry Days’ new initiative gives continuity to the past editions of post-production showcase Carte Blanche hosting the most promising upcoming producers from Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. From its first edition in 2011, the Festival del film Locarno post-production showcase Carte Blanche, focusing every year in a selected country, has given the possibility to producers of the most promising ...

Submissions for the LICHTER ART AWARD 2015

  The LICHTER ART AWARD is an international competition and exhibition, aiming to present the most contemporary, diverse and high-quality artistic works in the field of visual arts related to film. Accepted are works which use film and video as a primary media. The competition is open to visual artists, filmmakers and students from art and film academies. There are no restrictions on the theme of the work. To keep the high quality of the event, we want to make sure the works submitted me...

New York: DOC NYC, 2014

Netflix, Showtime, specifically HBO and more recently CNN as well as Aljazeera America, have been providing expanded platforms for documentaries which can be readily accessed.  Further festivals such as Britdocs and the Guanajuato International Film Festival’s ‘Documentary with an Impact’ program identify documentaries which have real consequences driving discernible change. Non-fiction programs have secured a firm position in the media landscape especially if they are i...

A Week in Festivals. Newsletter 666 - Filmfestivals.com

This weekly newsletter reaches 181 000  subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts I  Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6....

14th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival: portraits of a generation

    The festival will pay Europe’s first tribute to international star Irrfan Khan, known all over the world for his roles in “Life of Pi”, “The Millionaire”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Lunchbox” and the HBO series “In Treatment”.  River to River Florence Indian Film Festival will take place in Florence from 6 to 12 December, Rome (13 and 14 December), Milan (February 2015) and, for the first time ever, in Mumbai ...

Try entering the San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Competition

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: DECEMBER 12, 2014  12PM - No late entries will be accepted Poster must include the following text: Media Arts Center San Diego's 22nd Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival March 12-22, 2015 www.sdlatino.com | 619-230-1938   Please submit by:   DECEMBER 12,2014 12PM     Send submission via wetransfer.com to: Ian Virgilio Marketing/PR Associate San Diego Latino Film Festival ian@me...

New York: Polar Film Festival 2014

Held at the renowned New York Explorer’s Club, the annual Polar Film Festival was staged for the third time from November 21-22 presenting a selection of shorts and documentaries with Arctic and Antarctica themes.  The program included the 2013 feature film Maina by Michel Poulette on the role of an Innu leader’s daughter in the conflict between two clans. Given its focus and the superb photography of most productions selected the imagery of nature and icescapes shown was stun...

EFP in preparation to choose ten of Europe's One To Watch Actors at the Berlinale (Feb 5 – 15, 2015)

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  EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2015 Jury Line-up Is Unveiled   European Film Promotion (EFP) has today announced its five members of the prestigious EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS jury for 2015. This year’s jury represents various countries and stretches across numerous sectors of the international film industry, including Swedish actress and former SHOOTING STAR Eva Röse (Maria Wern), film editor (Empire magazine) Damon Wise from the UK, Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles),...

DOKKINO becomes the largest nationwide documentary film event for children and youth in Europe

The Finnish documentary film event for children and youth, DOKKINO, has yet again broken its attendee record. The tour that ended in November 2014 attracted more than 13 000 children and youth around the country to come and experience documentaries. DOKKINO has raised its popularity significantly over the last few years, and it has grown into the largest nationwide documentary film event designed for children and youth in Europe.   DOKKINO is a nationwide tour organized by DocPoint-el...

13th Festival of German Films in Moscow (3 – 8 December 2014)

  Tradition encounters new paths: film-makers like actress Katja Riemann as well as the directors Sigrid Hoerner, Mo Asumang and Lauro Cress will be presenting new prize-winning German productions at the 13th Festival of German Films in Moscow. This year will see the festival having an online presence on video-on-demand for the first time: the Russian VoD service ivi.ru is cooperating with German Films to have a German section in its program. The festival's opening film SUCK ME SHAKE...

A Week in Festivals. Newsletter 665 - Filmfestivals.com

This weekly newsletter reaches 181 000  subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts I  Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6....

RIDM 2014 Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal (RIDM) Part 1 Report

Festival Report  Part 1  RIDM  (2014) : And as their motto rightfully states, “La Ou Toutes les Histoires Se Rencontrent” (Where All Stories Meet), the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), has boasted a very comprehensive program of contemporary life - where memory, the body, ethics, truth, reconciliation, story, and fabulation can be put on the big screen as documents to be examined discussed, dissected.  The Festival has open...

Focus on the 11th SF IndieFest Another Hole In The Head - Annual Horror Film Festival

Celebrating Independent Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival Dates – December 5th to December 15th, 2014 New People Cinema Returning for its 11th year, SF IndieFest presents Another Hole In The Head Annual Horror Film Festival. Celebrating three weeks of Independent Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy films, the festival will include more than 20 feature films, 60 short films, and two new live events- a live rock and roll zombie show and a live reading of scary stories. For more informat...

VAFI 6 goes koala! Submissions are open until January 20, 2015 :)

Festival date: 21 - 26 April 2015 Submission deadline: 20 January 2015 Partner: Australia www.vafi.hr/en VAFI is a film festival for animated films made by children or youth under 18 years, but also from 5th edition -  film festival for animated films made for children and youth. So, VAFI has two competative sections: section for animated films MADE BY children or youth - VAFI JUNIOR, and section for animated films made for children and youth - VAFI SENIOR. VAFI JUNIOR ha...

IFFS 2014 Conference Agenda

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Here is the 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   Sunday, December 7, 2014 Conference Chair: Benjamin Oberman, President/CEO, Film Festival Flix 11:00am–12:00pm Registration & Solution Center (Exhibit Floor) Opens Visit every boo...

2014 Nihilist Film Fest Comes to Echo Park Film Center

For the fifteenth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival.  This year’s evening of films will be presented at the Echo Park Film Center.  The show will start at 8:30 pm on Friday, December 12. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (except children an...

Exground filmfest 27: closing of a successful festival edition

On Sunday, November 23, exground filmfest 27 closed a successful festival edition with the award ceremony followed by a party at Caligari FilmBühne. In the past ten days the festival presented highlights of international independent film Wiesbaden. Numerous guests from all over the world came to the Hessian state capital to present their works at the festival to the audience in packed cinemas. Following the second screening the winners of all exground filmfest’s competitions were...

IFFS Panel: Marketing Your Film Festival

Banner ads, street teams, experiential marketing, word of mouth, traditional advertising, digital branding, social media, tweeting, FB liking, radio, tv, publicists….. exhausted yet? Can you measure what’s working or are you throwing it all up against the wall in hopes that something sticks? Let’s break down the tools and figure out how to optimize each one to benefit your organization. Moderator: Dave Margolis, Executive Director, Ashland Independent Film Festival ...

Kendal Mountain Festival, Film Festival for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Nov 20-23, 2014, The Lakes District, UK

Kendal Mountain Film Festival for Outdoor Enthusiasts is in it’s 15th straight year and is held in the Lakes District in Cumbria County, UK, Thursday- Sunday, November 20-23, 2014. http://www.golakes.co.uk/ Covering all aspects of mountain and adventure sports culture, the film genres shown at ‘KMF’ include wildlife, outdoor sports, and environmental documentaries. Their vision is to encourage more people to explore the great outdoors. Every single film being sh...

Marrakech International Film Festival unveils line-up and Juries (2014)

The 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival (5 - 13 December 2014) just unveiled its line-up and juries, surpassing even last year’s galore of big names in the industry that attended the Moroccan Film Festival.      After making known that this year’s tributes will honour Japanese Cinema, Egyptian actor Adel Imam, British actor Jeremy Irons and the American actor Viggo Mortensen.    The festival stated: “For this year’s ed...

Record breaking year for Stockholm International Film Festival 201 films, 60 countries, and a grand total of 141 000 visitors

The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival has come to an end. This year’s festival set several records, including the number of films in the program, countries represented, and visitors. 2014 is also the year for female award winners.  It has been a record breaking year for the Stockholm Film Festival - 201 films, 60 countries, and a grand total of 141 000 visitors throughout the year. The number of female directors and actors who won awards is also greater than ever before...
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