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The Bangalore Film Society has successfully completed 8 editions of Voices from the Waters International Film Festival/conferences in multiple venues in Bangalore. Due to its growing popularity, this year the festival has already received 145 films from 27 countries and more are on its way. More and more documentary film makers focus their creativity on water. The festival will be screening the very best of them, about 40 to 45 aesthetically crafted works – all of them, a must ...
The 58th BFI London Film Festival Opening Night film will be THE IMITATION GAME, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 8 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with a live cinecast from the red carpet and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and K...
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5 Online Screenplay Contests throughout the year. The winners compete in the Grand Prize Contest at the end of the year for a chance to win $5000 in awards to perfect their screenplay and get it in the hands of Industry Execs. Awards include: Robert McKee's Story Seminar, Script Analysis packages, face to face pitches at the Gr
Gone to far
Technical issues can be so frustrating.
Last year's DIFF was dogged by technical issues as one of the main venues switched over to digital just before the festival. I tried to put that behind me. Come 2014, I flew to the surf city in a positive mood just to be slapped through the face with technical issues.
My first day at the prime film fest in the southern hemisphere was, I'm sad to say, disappointing. Icehorse, the first fully improvised Dutch film, was suppos...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
What do Sir Mick Jagger and the late-great Mr. James Brown have in common? They both have Soul Power, and they are Super-Bad, and after the Aug. 1, 2014 release of the soul singer’s biographical film GET ON UP, quite a lot more. Firstly that the estate of James Brown approached Sir Mick to do the biopic, and second, as the lore goes, a fumbling 20-year-old Jagger once met the Man’s World singer and muffed it, an “awkward moment...
Alain Resnais’ last film, Aimer, boire et chanter (Life of Riley), will receive its North American premiere to close the 38th Montreal World Film Festival on September 1, it was announced by Festival president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard.
Resnais began his career in the late 1950s and consolidated his early reputation with Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), and Muriel (1963), all of wh...
Starts on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York City, and on 80 screens throughout the United States.
Producer, Regina Scully, refers to “Alive Inside” as “the little film that could.”
The film demonstrates how music connects, heals, and restores lives.
“Alive Inside” starts out with the founder of Music and Memory, and Social Worker, Dan Cohen, interviewing a 90 year old woman sitting in a wheelc...
Puchon will run from July 17 to 27
Stereo by Maximilian ERLENWEIN
Can we truly ever be free of our past? Is it inevitable for past wrongdoings to hang around like a shadow, even in a person may have changed for the better? Stereo poses the questions of whether a person can be forgiven through penitence, and if that person can step away from his/her pain and mistakes of the past, and seek a new life. Filmmaker Maximilian Erlenwein explains that a painful past, though p...
New Films by Przemysław Wojcieszek, Marcin Krzyształowicz, Jolanta Dylewska and Andrzej Wajda, will be presented to the foreign professionals during the key industry event of the 14th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival. The organisers expect around 150 guests to attend.
Polish Days is the most important industry event at the 14.T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (24 July - 3 August 2014), where industry representatives including programmers, sales agents,...
The Waimea Ocean Film Festival brings a combination of film, breakfast talks, filmmaker Q&As, receptions, art exhibits and activities to the Big Island each year in early January.
In 2015, award-winning films, presentations and breakfast talks are scheduled between multiple venues in Waimea, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid from January 1-4, 2015. Early risers can enjoy yoga on the beach, and breakfast talk sessions with filmmakers and special guests.
Films and speakers ...
Revolution, the new documentary by Rob Stewart, produced by Gus van Sant will screen @ Contemporary Science Film Festival 360 8 to 15 of October in a special out of competition program dedicated to the ecological problems.
Call for entries for the 4th Contemporary Science Films Festival 360° is open.
We accept entries for the following competition programmes:
Documentary films on science, science activitie...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
In a Screenwriting Galaxy Far, Far, Away, the Writers Guild Foundation (https://www.wgfoundation.org) once held “Words Into Pictures,” a series of conferences that brightened the years 1997, 1999, and 2002, with debates about everything from character development to story-craft. Around about 1999, David Koepp (writer of Jurassic Park, director of Panic Room and more) and Stand By Me’s Rob Reiner got into it over VFX vs Storytel...
*We're thrilled to announce that Michael Moore has selected one film only, 1971, for a unique 7 continent screening simulcast during his film festival (Traverse City Film Festival) on August 1 called MOVIE AROUND THE WORLD.*
See his message here.
"It's one of the best documentaries I've seen this year"
"The parallels between Nixon-era FBI whistleblowers and...
Listen Up Philip by Alex Ross Perry
Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip (Concorso internazionale) and Joel Potrykus’s Buzzard (Concorso Cineasti del presente) signals the return of two filmmakers launched at recent editions of the Festival.
The 67th Festival del film Locarno (6 – 16 August) confirms its interest in leading figures in new indie American cinema, which has demonstrated a new vitality in recent years. Two directors launched, and winning awards...
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) announced the Opening and Closing Film of Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival (SIFF) 2014 today. The Festival will open with the premiere of Woody ALLEN’s latest film Magic in the Moonlight and close with Partners in Crime, the latest film by CHANG Jung-chi, Golden Horse Award winner for Best New Director.
The Camerado-produced supernatural Asian drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky', screened July 11th at the 1970: Music and Turmoil event in San Francisco, CA, USA accompanied by the film's director, US filmmaker, J "Jack RO" Rosette, who spent more than half a decade in Cambodia developing and researching the ongoing 'FREEDOM DEAL' project.
Also attending was rock historian, Richie Unterberger, author of the definitive Velvet Undergrou...
“Virunga” premiered at this years Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2014, in the WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION, and was graciously screened again, last night, with the generosity of Bennett Miller, the Cannes 2014 Winner for BEST DIRECTOR, for his latest film “Foxcatcher,” which will be released in November, 2014.
Bordering on Rwanda and Uganda, “Virunga” is a 7,800 square kilometre National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Establi...
Myself and the inimitable Claude Chamberlan founder of Festival du Nouveau Cinema
Montreal is the city of film festivals, comedy festivals music festivals and dance festivals. Not only does Montreal have two official languages both French and English, Montreal also sports the widest range of temperature from minus 37 C to plus 38 (we like to add things like humidity or wind chill factor to the mix for added shock value.) Brrrrr... Thankfully us native film festival goers and or...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
When film critic turned TV personality Roger Ebert (1942-2013) penned “Life Itself,” a memoir published in 2011, the title struck a chord as a line lifted from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Dr. Frank N. Furter, or actor Tim Curry in full-corset drag on heels, shrieks with delight “I hold the key to life… ITSELF!”
Our Roger Ebert was a bit naughty, and clearly liked Rocky Horror. This much we ...
In summer, Berlin is a city of outdoor events. And this includes: the Summer Berlinale at the Open-Air Cinema in Friedrichshain. From July 24 to July 27, this summertime sequel of the Festival will give cineastes another chance to see audience favourites and winners from the Competition, Panorama, Forum, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Shorts – under the stars and before they are released to German cinemas.
Thursday, July 24, 2014: 9.30 pm
At the 20th jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the jury recommended four new film projects for production funding and one work for distribution funding.
Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 119 projects chosen from 2,261 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, and the Caucasus. All WCF-funded films produced to date have screened in cinemas and/...
the film stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts, the world premiere will be screened on August 27th in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Amores Perros,21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful), starring Michael Keaton, has been selected as the opening film of the 71st Venice Film Festival (Augus...
Festival del film Locarno
6 – 16 | 8 | 2014
Luc Besson's eagerly awaited film Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, will open the 67° Festival del film Locarno on 6 August. The director will introduce the film on the Piazza Grande just ahead of the film's Swiss release.
Lucy is produced by EuropaCorp and distr...