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Vivid Memories from my days in Cannes launching Boyz'n The Hood

I had the immense privilege to run the marketing at Sony when i received (early 1991) a video tape from f Boyz'n The Hood with the suggestion to submit it to Cannes. To our great surprise, Gilles Jacob invited the film  (first feature by young John Singleton) into "Un Certain Regard". I started a campaign which remains one of my best prides in marketing several hundreds of films over the years for Sony, Fox and UGC. I asked Anne Lara our publicist to identify one journali...

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            Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Fe...

BAFTA nominated Gunhild Enger and Yann Gonzalez at Go Short Campus

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  New Arrivals - Go Short Campus, part of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, gives twenty young filmmakers the chance to learn the tricks of the trade. Amidst the lively festival they participate in workshops and master classes by renowned professionals. The main guests for the campus of 2015 are Gunhild Enger (Norway) and French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez. Enger received a BAFTA nomination for her graduation film Bargain and won several awards with he...

BIFF 2014 Filmmakers Residency Program

2014 FILMMAKER RESIDENCY Mentors: Bruno Chatelin Laurie Gordon Matthew Helderman Joe Aliberti Nathaniel Kohn, Ph.D .......................... Participants: Oliver W. Ottley III Last Ones Left Christopher Andre Explorers Louis C. Lio, M.D. Bioterror Conspiracy ...

15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 87th Oscars®

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 87th Oscars®.  One hundred thirty-four films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: "Art and Craft," Purple Parrot Films "The Case against 8," Day in Court "Citizen Koch," Elsewhere Films &q...

Academy Celebrates Costume Design with Oscar® Classics

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  Screenings presented in conjunction with Hollywood Costume exhibition The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences begins 2015 with two new screening series, Street Clothes: Contemporary Costuming in New Hollywood and Two Sides of a Costume Designer, in conjunction with the landmark Hollywood Costume exhibition now on view. Street Clothes: Contemporary Costuming in New Hollywood Showcasing the groundbreaking urban American films of the late 1960s and 1970s, the Academy’s ...

Entering WorldFest

  Entering the festival is really easy. First, read this FAQ to answer your questions and then proceed to fill out your automatic online entry form. After you submit your form, you’ll receive an email with further instructions and all the details of your entry. You’ll also be taken to a second page with instructions and details. We do suggest that you print this page for your personal reference or at least keep note of your Entry Code/Codes and fee totals for each entry...

Mario Dorminsky reveals the Fantasy Films selection for Fantasporto 2015

27 features and 19 shorts are going  to be screened in the Official Fantasy Section of the 35º Fantasporto, the most traditional one. Approaching all kinds of expressions of the immaginary, these films were carefully selected  from the applications of 51 countries, of which only 27 countries were selected, presenting extremely recent unreleased productions. In fact, in this section, Fantasporto will present 4 World Premieres, 5 European Premieres and many films which will only b...

Save Cinemas initiative in Morocco at the Marrakech IFF 2014

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Martin I. Petrov Save Cinemas in Morocco is an initiative that started several years ago in Marrakech, led by Tarik Mounim. It’s aim is to discover and preserve deserted old cinemas throughout the country transforming them again to culture patrons and promoting national and independent cinema that is rare these days in Morocco.    During this year’s Marrakech international Film Festival, Save Cinemas in Morocco holds an exhibition at the old C...

Southeast Asian supernatural historical drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: Story of Lucky' - Popular Among Asian Youth on Mobile Devices

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  Interesting yer-end analytics of a section of Camerado's Southeast Asian supernatural historical drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, clearly demonstrates the movie's popularity among local (Asian) audiences.     Of a total 194, 463* minutes viewed (*4.43685041 months), the breakdown is as follows:     As the movie is set in 1970 along the Cambodia / Vietnam border during the US-Vietnam conflict, and ...

Inherent Vice: Review

Child of indie American cinema, Anderson keeps a sweet tone of bewilderment in his new hors d’oeuvre, which although took time to prepare, is served cold, raw - pleasing, but leaving a mouthwatering effect for a no-show main.      Remembering Anderson’s previous moments with The Master or Magnolia, where a constant flow and amusing disconnection from reality progress with every scene, Inherent Vice is more of a sharp staccato-like nostalgic manifesto for an era of...

David Cronenberg Producer Turning Animated Short 'Foxed!' Into Feature Movie (Exclusive)

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VARIETY by Etan Vlessing 12/9/2014 9:00am PDT Longtime David Cronenberg collaborator Martin Katz has found creatures more fearsome than the mugwump and Brundlefly for an upcoming feature by Canadian 3D animation guru James Stewart. Katz acquired the worldwide rights to Stewart's stereoscopic 3D short film Foxed! to be made into a stop-motion animated feature from Prospero Pictures and Geneva Film Co. The dark fantasy follows Emily...

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!   December 12, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, ON – Following a successful first season, Ottawa’s speculative genre festival is opening the Cellar Door once again! Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is now accepting submissions for the second year of the festival, scheduled for November 2015.   Filmmakers are invited to submit speculative films of both s...

Richard Linklater's Boyhood - 12 Years on Film featurette - making of

The Making of Boyhood - 12 Years on Film file download link and YouTube embed code are available now courtesy of IFC Films. This 10-minute featurette, spanning 12 years, gives an extensive look at the process of creating what The New York Times calls "one of the most extraordinary movies of the 21st century." Go behind-the-scenes with Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater as they delve into how they created this groundbrea...

Who is funding Short Films?

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Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production with the entry fees. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script. Imagine a community that reviews your work,, provides you with abu...

9th Annual Red Rock Film Festival Call for Entries

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The Call for entries for the 9th Annual Red Rock Film Festival is open. Submit your film at filmfreeway.com, withoutabox.com, reelport.com, filmfestivallife.com, Clickforfestivals.com, festhome.com, uptofest.com. All genres considered for this international festival in Festival City, Utah by Zion Canyon and Cedar Breaks park. An incredible location for innovative film. visit www.redrockfilmfestival.com or facebook.com/RedRockFilmFestival for more information. ...

CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM at ITFS - Application Deadline February 1, 2015

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Live Animation Competition CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM 48 hours of non-stop animating at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015? All those who are ready to take the challenge are invited to apply for the Crazy Horse Session – 48H Animation Jam till February 1, 2015. Animation students from international film and art schools as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger may participate. The organisers will choose four to fi...

CALL FOR ENTRIES ANIMATED COM AWARD at ITFS – Deadline: January 15, 2015

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In 2015 Stuttgart will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film. And the competition for the golden Trickstars starts anew. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will offer a platform to filmmakers, directors and production companies to present their films and give the fans of animated film the chance to watch animated short and feature films of all genres for six days. The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. It has...

Marrakech IFF 14: Tribute to Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen, to whom the 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival pays a tribute, presented his new film Loin des hommes (Far from men) in the presence of the director David Oelhoffen, co-star Reda Kateb and the producers, yesterday evening at the crowded Jemaa El Fna square in the old town of Marrakech. When called on stage, Mortensen greeted the audience with well rehearsed Arabic and continued in French inviting them to the following free screening of th...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE! LAST DAY!

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Take advantage of a discounted submission fee TODAY ONLY!!!  Just follow our website instructions.  Go to www.nohocinefest.com for details.  Submit your film to our 2nd Annual festival, which will take place over week long period in April in the heart of Los Angeles!  HURRY!     ...

Yes, You’ve Heard It! What We Know About “The Wilhelm Scream” So Far

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Lord of the Rings has it, Star Wars has it, Indiana Jones, Spider Man, Star Trek, even The Wild Bunch (1969) has it too. But you can find it in Disney movies, nearly from every studio, at least a few big projects. So what is it?  Known by insiders as “The Wilhelm Scream,” a term coined by George Lucas’ sound designer wizard Ben Burtt, this is that familiar toe-curling roar let out by dying Storm Troopers, bit players eate...

InterStellar Explained

First off...The Robot - Should win a www.Writersandfilmmakers.com award for best character. Oscar it up baby... Think about it. Ominious (intro), pleasant, comedic, heroic. DAMN, that's a good character.   3 physics points you should know about before/after/during watching interstellar:                                             1/Spacetime Spacetime is a word. Einst...

Open Doors 2015

      © Festival del film Locarno   The thirteenth edition of Open Doors will be dedicated to four countries from the Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. With the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Open Doors aims to highlight and offer support to films and filmmakers...
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