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2015 DOC NYC Opening Night U.S. Premiere of Miss Sharon Jones!

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By Maria Esteves – November 27, 2015 The Sixth DOC NYC Festival Opening Night U.S. Premiere of MISS SHARON JONES! music documentary by two-time Academy award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2015 DOC NYC, was held at SVA theater, New York, Thursday, November 12, 2015. A special Q&A discussion with director Kopple, Grammy Award nominee singer Miss Jones and the Dap-Kings band moderated by artistic director Thom Powers, DOC NYC, preceded the opening nigh...

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A look back at the Festival circuit this week Newsletter 703 - Filmfestivals.com

This weekly newsletter reaches 203 000  subscribers. Follow us on the social networks                      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 fil...

10th edition of the International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA

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  The International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA is the event that creates positive energy and joins together people from around the world! The jubilee opening ceremony features MÚM, the legend of Icelandic electronic scene! This year's festival is held between 2-6 December 2015. Our rich and diverse program includes more than 250 films, presented in special screenings and  seven competitions: national (Amateur, Students, Independent), international (Eastward Window and ...

IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary VI

Continuing short reviews of films, seen at the 46th International Film Festival of India. (See Festival Diary I, II, III, IV and V for more coverage) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: India: Zoya Akhtar Dude, this was released in 2011! So how come you are writing about it now? Simple. I saw it NOW! Daughter of a writer-poet father, one of India’s best-known, and an actress who was famous as a child star, Zoya is perhaps not as famous as her brother Farhan, who is an actor-director-producer-wr...

IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, III

IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, III Diary pages have got juggled, inadvertently, so, though numbered III, this page should have been IV. Please excuse the oversight and treat this as IV. Although posted earlier, IV is actually III. Austerity is the name of the game, mismanagement is the characteristic and continuing hostility towards media, and, in some cases, delegates too, are factors that dominate IFFI Goa 2015. A circus called the Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Co...

Highlights of 2015 PAWPARAZZI film festival

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FESTIVAL 2015 The 2015 Film Festival was a huge success. Almost 500 people attended the Festival to watch showings of original short films submitted from around the world.  To begin the festivities in the Black Box Theater, Salt Lake County's Canine Mayor, Tex graced us with his presence for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The rest of the day flew by with top films screenings, celebrity canine actor presentations, a filmmaker and judge panel, and, of co...

IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, IV

IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, IV IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, IV At IFFI, the grand prizes are called the Golden Peacock and Silver Peacock, although India’s national bird is far from either golden or silver in colour, and the décor at the venue this year is derived from various shades of blue, including violet and purple. A total of 15 films have been short-listed in the International Competition Section, two of them India, both from the Eastern state of West Bengal....

Thank you all for your massive support

Hi Bruno, I hope you are well. It is a sad time for Paris but be brave and know that the word is praying for Paris. I just wanted to thank you again for your help with my film "Foxed".  We had a great run on the festival circuit and are now making the FOXED feature film.   I have posted the short film on Vimeo and in the Foxed Blog.  Please pass it on.  It is a true film festivals.con success story. Make a short, play the festival circuit... Get a deal to make ...

Seeing double? Glasgow Film Festival celebrates Hollywood dream teams in 2016.

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Glasgow Film Festival today announced its new programme strands for 2016, along with a major new development. The festival, which runs from 17-28 February 2016 and is supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Creative Scotland, the BFI and EventScotland, traditionally contains a retrospective of films by a particular legendary star. This year, they’re broadening the focus to see double: Dream Teams on the Silver Screen will focus on classic Hollywood on and off-screen double acts like El...

NYFF53 Premiere of Carol Red Carpet Arrivals

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By Maria Esteves – November 16, 2015 The 53rd New York Film Festival Premiere of CAROL, directed by Todd Haynes. Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy commenced Friday, October 9, 2015 at Alice Tully Hall, New York. Red carpet arrivals included director Todd Haynes, actress Rooney Mara, two-time Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett, American composer Carter Burwell, screenwriter Phyllis Nagy, producer Christine Vachon, producer Elizabeth Karlsen, Edith “Edie” Windsor, American co...

Preview on 13th International Festival Signes de Nuit at Paris, November 26 - December 6, 2015

      Three Competition programs with films coming from around 50 countries, including World, International, European and French Premieres ... Focus Argentina, Armenia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Japan, Norway, Philippines ... See the programs, time table, juries here : FESTIVAL PROGRAM      The Ne...

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival is back

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Australia, prepare for a summer celebration of monumental proportions.  The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival is back.  The Festval kicks off on Friday 19 February and runs for two weeks, until Sunday 06 March, 2016; with a jam-packed program of events, performances, exhibitions and activities.   The 2016 theme is ‘MOMENTUM’, evolving from Mardi Gras history in the fight for social justice and self expression.  Born from a night of political protest in ...

MIAMI RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN

 The 5th edition of RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN will be held from 19-22 Nov. 2015 at the Olympia Theater of Miami. RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN was set up in Miami in 2011 as an initiative of the Spanish Audiovisual Producers' Rights Management Association (using the Spanish acronym "EGEDA"), aiming to provide a new outlet for promotion of Spanish cinema in the United States, boosting its circulation to the public in general, and the international audiovisual industry. On Sept...

IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, II

IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, II To be held from November 20th to 30 2015 in Panaji, Goa, Goa, the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will showcase movies across several sections, including World Cinema, Indian Panorama, Country Focus, International Competition, Retrospectives, Tributes, First Cut, Workshops, Master Classes,  and more. IFFI is organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India, in association with the...

IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, I

It began, like Ameen Sayani’s legendary film music popularity countdown show, Binaca Geetmala, in 1952, a few months after I was born. The first International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in 1952, in Bombay, which was at that time, a state in itself. It was a non-competitive festival and ran for a fortnight. Twenty three countries, including host India, participated, along with the United Nations Organisation. 52 feature films and 115 documentaries, scientific films, cartoons, ...

MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, IV

MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, IV At film festivals, the experience of watching films is like no other. You have many choices, depending on the venue, and the option of walking out of one ‘bad’ film into another unknown entity, just next door, trying pot-luck. Advance booking, the norm at MFF, means that you might never ever succeed in getting a ticket, given that the number of delegates and media-persons always far outweighs the number of seats available, often by 3:1 or 4:...

Berlinale Retrospective 2016: “Germany 1966 – Redefining Cinema”

  The Retrospective of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival is dedicated to the year 1966, a turning point in German cinema dating back fifty years. An atmosphere of change prevails: in the West, auteur filmmakers challenge the contradictions of the economic miracle, in the East, young directors question everyday life under socialism. The New German Cinema manages to make an international breakthrough, whereas in East Germany, as a result of the 11th plenum of the Central Committe...

A look back at the Festival circuit this week Newsletter 702 - Filmfestivals.com

This weekly newsletter reaches 203 000  subscribers. Follow us on the social networks                      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 fil...

Los Cabos Film Festival presented its third gala, Remember, the Spotlight to Alex Ross Perry and the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund’

    The third Los Cabos International Film Festival’s gala event was presented by Mexican actor and director Eugenio Derbez and Mexican actress Johanna Murillo, in a ceremony to celebrate the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund (GFFF).   This film fund, which honors one of the most outstanding cinematographers in the world, offers support every year for projects in development stage and, in collaboration with Labodigital, supports films in post-production stage.   &...

Los Cabos Film Festival opens its second gala night with Carol and launches Cabos TV

  Los Cabos International Film Festival held its second gala night, where celebrities, government officials, film-industry professionals and other Festival attendees gathered in a welcome cocktail presented by the Quebecois delegation.   During the ceremony, the Festival revealed its intention to help filmmakers to find new paths for finishing and distributing their works. That is why the Festival has created film-industry alliances with partners such as the Cannes Film Festival...

25th Bath Film Festival highlights

It's nearly time for the 25th Bath Film Festival (3 - 13 December)   The programme is confirmed and we're thrilled with with the line-up and want as many people as possible to come along and watch some great films in December. Any help you can provide in sharing/posting the below would be very much appreciated! (Feel free to tweak) In brief:  40 features 11 Days 16 Previews 29 Shorts 19 F-Rated Strand 12 Special Guests Q&As with filmmakers and actors 13 Feat...

EXPECT DRAMA!

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! Every Fall, discover what makes Charleston, South Carolina the destination of choice for art and culture. Join us for an inspiring celebration of the art and science of film and screenwriting, in a city known for its alluring landscapes, enduring architecture, world class cuisine, and unrivaled hospitality.   The Charleston International Film Festival accomplishes their mission to educate, entertain, and inspire by showcasing the works of veteran and emerging writ...

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Madeira Micro Film Festival The Official Program

MMiFF 20015 Take a look at the festival's program.   ★ Aaaaaaaah! (2015 / Comedy / UK / 79min) by Steve Oram with Julian Barratt, Holli Dempsey and Noel Fielding. ★ Crumbs (2015 / Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Ethiopia / 68min) by Miguel Llansó with Daniel Tadesse and Selam Tesfaye. ★ The Strongest Man (2015 / Comedy / USA / 99min ) by Kenny Riches with Lisa Banes, Ashly Burch and Paul Chamberlain. ★ Der Bunker (2015 / Comedy/Horror / DE / 85min) by Nikias Chryssos with ...
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