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10 Top Independent Film Festivals Not to Miss in Your Lifetime

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  ...more from tripper Since the rise of independent cinema in the 1990’s, the art of making movies is no longer a tool to make your (day)dreams come to life. It has evolved, strongly, into a mind-shaking, eye-opening, revolution-starter machine; a call for action, a way to document the current state of society or to shed a new light on past events. Never have independent films been as important to us as they are today; we are no longer blown aw...

#Locarno70 looks to the future

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    Tomorrow, Saturday 21th January, at the 52nd Solothurn Film Festival, Festival President Marco Solari and his team will be holding the first of many special events planned for #Locarno70. An important step along the way to this year’s event, which will be held under the new brand: Locarno Festival. Looking forward to the future and celebrating its first seven decades not so much as an achievement in itself but as a starting point, the Festival will be emerging from a pr...

Open Doors 2016-2018: following the pathway of discovery in South Asia, with a new focus for 2017

      Open Doors Activity 2016 © Festival del film Locarno   A new three-year formula was introduced in 2016 for Open Doors, the Festival del film di Locarno sidebar in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The sidebar’s brief is to foster independent cinema and offer visibility to directors and filmmakers from countries in the South and East of the world, and in 2017 it is set to build on the succ...

A sneak preview of the 19th TDF

 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 3-12 March, 2017   LET’S TALK ABOUT DOCUMENTARIES                    “Sometimes you have to lie to tell the truth” - Robert J. Flaherty    “In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director” - Alfred Hitchcock     What is documentary? The que...

14 new films announced at Imagine Film Festival

★ First debut films announced! ★   Like every year, Imagine pays close attention to up-and-coming film talent. The selection for 2017 currently includes no less than fourteen feature film debuts from five different countries! Prior editions of the festival prove that the audience likes debut films: three of the four audience award winners were debut films!   ...

Seattle Jewish Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

          Take-Off with Opening Night Film “Harmonia” and Return-Home Closing Night with Locally-Made “Big Sonia” ...

Göteborg Film Festival releases the 2017 Nostradamus report

The recent developments in exhibition technologies and formats, VR storytelling, and the abundance of filmed content for film and television are three topics discussed in the new Nostradamus Screen Visions report, presented today at Nordic Film Market. The aim of the Nostradamus project, launched by Göteborg Film Festival and Lindholmen Science Park in 2014, is to analyse the near future of the screen industries and identify key trends and developments to keep an eye on. The annual ...

Planet IFFR closes with exceptionally high audience ratings and over 314 000 spectators

46th  This weekend, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) closed its 46th edition with the European première of 20th Century Women by filmmaker Mike Mills. The festival screened 484 films this year, of which 105 world premières, and attracted more than 314,000 visits. IFFR welcomed 316 filmmakers and 1,910 film professionals from all over the world. A record number of 63 feature films were rated at an average of 4 (out of 5) or higher in the audience award. The ...

Sharon Stone sent her film to our Firenze FilmCorti Festival

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We got a surprise in the last edition of Firenze FilmCorti Festial. The famous actress Sharon Stone submitted her short film "An undeniable voice". In that film she is producer and actress. In the film Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story of survival with philanthropist and activist Sharon Stone.  The Jury gave the film the Special Prize of the Jury. Sharon Stone sent us a video with her thanks fo...

Winter Film Awards 6th Annual Indie Film Festival Feb 23-Mar 4 2017

Winter Film Awards Is New York City.  Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Winter Film Awards is proudly one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway. Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres -- Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and ...

First Focus on EFM 2017

Wishing you all much success next week in Berlin! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                   Advertise in our Berlin Newsletters from 200€ email us for a quote > FOCUS ON EFM AND BERLINALE Sci Films 2017 from Summer Hill Films presented at EFM 2017 Summer Hill Films (and TomCat Films) will be located at Marriott...

Black 47 rock documentary (FANATIC HEART) to open 19th CRAIC FEST March 2nd

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Since 1999 the Craic Fest has been the premier Irish film and music festival in the U.S. This year is no exception with an eclectic mix of Irish features, documentaries and short films.    This year marks the 19th annual Craic Fest, presented by Castle Brands and Stella Artois. Opening night is the U.S. premier of Irish rock documentary Fanatic Heart (about the local legendary Irish band that has rocked NYC for over 25 years) Frontman Larry Kirwan and Director Vic Zemet and Stephanie...

Atlantic Film Festival announces ‘From Away’ - Film Competition for Atlantic Canadian post-secondary student filmmakers

In partnership with Canadian Heritage/Canada150, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier21, RBC, Bell Media/CTV Atlantic, NFB (National Film Board of Canada) and Telefilm Canada, ‘From Away’ is a film competition for Atlantic Canadian post-secondary students produced by the Atlantic Film Festival as part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.   The film competition and program presents a multi-faceted opportunity to showcase Atlantic Canada's next gen...

International Festival of Short Films on Culture & Tourism - Season IV

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The FOURTH Edition of International Festival of Short Films on Cultural Tourism (IFFC - IV) JAIPUR (Rajasthan) - INDIA   An International event to showcase and recognize authentic, artistic, effective and informative short films on Culture & Tourism   We cordially invite you to participate in the competitive section of IFFC -IV. If you are ready with a film, which speaks about Culture or Tourism, then please do not delay to send us your film for the selection, as the entry i...

Highlights and Previews from the Festival Circuit Volume 757 - 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 > FOCUS ON ROTTERDAM Interview with Prantik Basu winner with his short Sakhisona of one of the three Tiger Awards for Sho...

Berlinale Goes Kiez: The Festival in Neighbourhood Cinemas

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    Once again the Berlinale Goes Kiez special series is bringing the glamour of the festival to Berlin’s very diverse neighbourhoods and the city of Potsdam. The Berlinale will screen at seven select arthouse cinemas known for participating in and contributing to cultural life in their respective neighbourhoods.   In Neukölln a new cinema - w o l f - will be opening its doors for the first time with the Berlinale. And in the Wrangelkiez, one of Kreuzberg&...

Better World Forum Unveils Lineup of Films Selected to Screen in Competition at First Event Held in Cambodia

Humanitarian Event Designed to Inspire Change Will Provide Funds for Health and Education of Cambodian Children The offical selection of films screening in competition at the 2017 Better Word Forum was revelead today by event founder Manuel Collas De La Roche.   Taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from March 21 - 23, under the Patronage of the Cambodian Royal Family and the Foundation Football for life, the Better World Forum is a one-of-a-kind event with a singular purpose – to...

ALL indie Film Makers iNDYREELS Accepting Film Submissions to our site for Beta Launch March 2017, marketing@indyreels.com.

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ALL indie Films, Animations, Studio movies are welcome to submit your films to us.    Eddie Brown, Co-Founder\ EVP iNDYREELS   ...

Preview and Trailer from Avant Premiere

PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 2017. The largest trade fair for film professionals in the performing arts. More than 700 international participants come to network with other broadcasters, producers and artists, make co-production, broadcasting and distribution deals and find out about the new technologies that can change their industries. Become a part of this spectacular event now! www.avantpremiere.at ...

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

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  This seventh edition of the festival brings a brand new array of exciting and inspiring films to the South Kensington cinema.  Screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with the film-makers, offering audiences the opportunity to get involved in lively discussions. This year’s line-up comprises nine new feature films, plus the recently restored version of Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 masterpiece THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La Battaglia di Algeri), distributed in the UK by C...

Zlotowski, Yukisada, Koberidze, Fruhauf, Máté: complete film program of the 3rd Berlin Critics’ Week

  In the spirit of its opening conference, Berlin Critics’ Week 2017 closes with a political film ostensibly about a myriad of other things. Fittingly also, an accompanying flicker film follows this inner logic of antithesis which by imposing structures seeks to subvert them. Screened as world premieres will be the longest and the shortest films of the program: a 202-minute-lasting exploration of love in the digital imaginarium (produced in Germany) and a look to analogue film &mda...

Glashütte Original Documentary Award Jury

For many years now, the Berlin International Film Festival has been committed to documentary film and diverse documentary forms. This was evident not only in the programmes of the different sections, initiatives and special series but also in the European Film Market (EFM).   Thanks to the support of Glashütte Original, watch manufacturer from Saxony, the Berlin International Film Festival is launching a new award, the Glashütte Original Documentary Award.   The Glash&u...

Berlinale Talents 2017 - Courageous Encounters

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Berlinale Talents 2017: Courageous Encounters With Agnieszka Holland, Ana Lily Amirpour, Andres Veiel, Christo, David OReilly, Gob Squad, Isabel Coixet, João Moreira Salles, Paul Verhoeven, Raoul Peck and Other Experts On its 15th anniversary, Berlinale Talents once again offers the public and its 250 Talents a diverse programme of events, and proves that it’s still young enough to keep reinventing itself. “This year’s theme, ‘Courage: Against All Odds,’ c...

Festival Convergence: The New Paradigm discussed at Santa Barbara 2016

Festival Convergence Panel at FestForums Sanra Barbara 2016 What happens when the arts converge… a lot! Tribeca, a film festival, also showcases music. Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, music festivals, also focus on culinary experiences. How do festivals maintain their identities as they incorporate new experiences? Moderator Steve Knopper Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone Speakers Sharon Badal VP of Filmmaker Relations and Shorts Programming, Tribeca David Alan B...

Highlights and Previews from the Festival Circuit Volume 756 - 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 - World Premiere of LAST MEN IN ALEPPO LAST MEN IN ALEPPO Section: World Cinema Documentary Competiti...
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