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Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 poster and NIFFF EXTENDED main events

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (30 June - 8 July 2017) unveils the visual concept for its 17th edition, which is all about genre cinema. The multidisciplinary NIFFF EXTENDED programme, always in sync with an industry that endeavours to abolish the barriers between the arts, will work as a space for reflection and networking dedicated to what is at stake with the fantastic culture in domains like digital creation, audio-visual storytelling and contemporary literat...

2016 award winner

One of our 2016 award winners giving his acceptance speech!

2016 filmmaker Q&A

Q&A's with visiting filmmakers are a regular staple of Mirror Mountain screenings!

2016 live performance

Every year at Mirror Mountain we put on an epic live show that combines music and film. In 2016 we presented City Fragments, a spectacular live performance by indie rock group Scary Bear Soundtrack with visuals by media artist Timothy I. Smith. Watch it on our Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/195902070

2016 panel discussion

  As part of our 2016 festival, we hosted the panel discussion Crowd Pleaser: A Filmmaker's Guide to Fundraising. Watch it on Vimeo here: vimeo.com/196527665

Presentation of Fantasporto 2017 ..."You will die"?

Watch the mash up video with excerpts from films from the selection. Coming next February, the 37th edition of the renowned film festival, considered in the Top 10 of the independent film festivals of the world, is coming, once again, to celebrate the most recent film production.   With two main competitions, Director’s Week (for all kinds of films) and Fantasy (for fantasy genre shorts and features) , the festival has received offers from 60 countries, of which only 35 w...

11th Culinary Cinema: Passion Food

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    “Passion Food” is the motto of the eleventh Culinary Cinema, which will be held from February 12 to 17, 2017. This year eleven recent full-length films focusing on the relationship between food, culture and politics will be presented.   “Undoubtedly, passion – and its mastery – is a driving force behind the work of cooks and filmmakers, and simultaneously one of its themes,” Festival Director Dieter Kosslick says in explaining the motto....

Generation 2017: Celebrating 40 Years of Film Programming for Young Audiences at the Berlinale

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Forty years ago, the Berlinale launched the festival programme for the young cineastes. From the beginning the concept was embraced and celebrated by its target audiences and consequently expanded through the establishment of a further competition programme catering to adolescents. Since 2007, the Generation section has united the Kplus and 14plus competitions together under one roof and provided an opportunity not only for young people to participate in the greater conversation on cinema and cu...

Full programme announced for Glasgow Film Festival Industry Focus 21-24 February 2017

    Panel discussion about the future of the Scottish film industry to include speakers from BBC Films, BFI, Film4 and Creative Scotland. In Conversation event with independent film producer Christine Vachon (Carol, Boys Don't Cry)   Glasgow Film Festival is pleased to announce the return of its specialist Industry Focus strand, following its successful debut in 2016. Taking place during the Glasgow Film Festival, from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February, the fou...

Do not miss FEST Training Ground the annual film conference\education event in Portugal

When and Where? The event will take place between the 20th and 25th of June 2017 in Espinho, a tourism orientated city and one of the summer hotspots of Portugal, 15 minutes south of Porto along the sea coastline. All activities will be held in Centro Multimeios de Espinho, a modern infrastructure with high quality projection, a planetarium with an IMAX screen and free wireless Internet. Why go? FEST Training Ground is an excellent and unique opportunity on many levels. First, the a...

The Montclair Film Festival Awarded Funding For Year-Round Expansion

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) today announced that it has received funding to support urgently needed capacity building projects for the organization’s expansion into its new, year-round home at the Investors Bank Film & Media Center. Additionally, the MFF has been awarded expanded funding from multiple foundations for its ongoing mission to provide the best in film and media arts education.   The New Jersey Cultural Trust awarded funding in the amount of $40,000, to the MFF...

La Semaine de la Critique renews Next Step welcoming it s third class

For the third year, La Semaine de la Critique renews Next Step to support its talented filmmakers transiting from short to feature films. The workshop, organised in collaboration with the TorinoFilmLab, is exclusively dedicated to the 10 directors whose short films have been selected at La Semaine de la Critique. These directors were first of all invited to Cannes in May to present their short films, then to Paris in December, to take part in the Next Step progra...

Highlights and Previews from the Festival Circuit Volume 754 - Filmfestivals.com

Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                   Advertise in our Sundance and Berlin Newsletters from 200€ email us for a quote > FOCUS ON SUNDANCE Sundance 2017 Jury Members announced  And Jessica Williams to Host Live-Streamed Awards Show ...   ...

IFFR announces selection for Big Screen Competition 2017

    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the films nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award 2017. Films competing for the award include: Chez nous, the highly current election drama by Lucas Belvaux (38 Témoins), as ...

IFFR announces complete Bright Future selection

  46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 5 February 2017 Rotterdam, 4 January 2017 IFFR announces complete Bright Future selection Impact Cinema adopts Bright Future Award International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) today announces the full line-up ...

EFP celebrates 20th anniversary of European Film Promotion

It was exactly 20 years ago – during the 1997 Berlinale – that the time was right to launch EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION e.V. (EFP) to highlight European films internationally in the face of domination from US blockbusters. Initially, ten countries joined forces to promote and market their national cinema in a European context and create networking opportunities for their up-and-coming creatives at major film festivals around the globe. The i...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2017: The Millennial Generation

  Fourteen Films, including nine full-length fiction and documentary films, have been invited for the Perspektive Deutsches Kino in 2017. Strong fiction films by millennials characterise this year’s selection. The directors, who are mostly in their early 30s and were coming of age around the turn of the millennium, were shaped and socialised by this period. With them we take a look back into childhood and adolescence. We see kids affected by their parents’ separation, and en...

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is Back at Sundance

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is Back at Sundance: Monday January 23rd!  The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the nation's only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema every First Tuesday of the month at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark in Chicago. This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the independent film scene in Chicago and the Midwest and is de...

Samsonite RED is Premium Partner of the 31st TEDDY AWARD

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The 31st Teddy Award is presented within the framework of the International Film Festival  (9 Feb. – 19 Feb. 2017)  on February 17th, 2017 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. For the very first time it is supported by Samsonite RED.    Since 31 years, the TEDDY AWARD rewards movies and filmmakers, who contribute with engagement and queer topics for more tolerance, equality, acceptance and diversity in society. More than 1500 guests from culture, art, economy, politics an...

Check these Festivals calling January 10 onwards

  Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:               Dear filmmakers friends do not miss these Festivals in Focus.   > PARTNERS FESTIVALS IN FOCUS Final week to submit The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017 ...

Seattle #TechDocFest 2017 highlights

Now in its 13th year, True Independent serves as the only regional 501(c)3 dedicated to showcasing digital storytelling platforms. Since 2013, the organization’s mission includes incubating ambitious artists via mentorship, fiscal sponsorship and equipment loans; making it a pivotal design launch pad for emerging new media artists.  True Independent is committed to engaging technology, contemporary culture and design to showcase the TRANSMEDIA art form.     ...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival announcing the OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

The 14th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is proud to announce the OFFICIAL SELECTIONS of the 2017 festival, screening February 17-26 in Missoula, Montana. Over 200 extraordinary films from 50 nations around the world will explore compelling stories of the human condition, nature & environment in the face of climate change, culture & conflict in a globalized world and inspiring personal narratives. Big Sky's most expansive retrospective programming to date will pr...

Cinema Made in Italy returns to London’s Ciné Lumière from 1 - 5 March 2017.

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CINEMA MADE IN ITALY: 1 – 5 MARCH 2017     This seventh edition of the festival brings a brand new array of cinematic delights to the South Kensington cinema, with an alluring line-up of recent Italian productions, plus Q&A sessions with the film-makers. The five day annual event is organised by Istituto Luce - Cinecittà’s promotional department in Rome (Filmitalia), with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the official agency for the prom...

Berlinale Talents: 250 Young Filmmakers from 71 Countries Invited

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Berlinale Talents welcomes 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries to its 15th edition. Exploring the theme “Courage: Against All Odds”, the Talents will participate in a six-day programme featuring over 100 events, with many open to the public. Environmental sculptor Christo is going to join Berlinale Talents. The acclaimed artist will be one of around 100 internationally renowned experts presenting and discussing their work. Berlinale Talents will again take place in t...
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