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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...

Video On Demand Platform for Film Festivals

Video On Demand Platform for Film Festivals Open your festival doors to a global audience Brought to you by the FilmFestivals.com and SHIFT72 partnership       Innovative festivals around the world are leveraging SHIFT72’s secure Video On Demand (VOD) platforms to open new revenue streams and increase marketing ROI.   A SHIFT72 Festival Platform provides new opportunities to facilitate simultaneous online screenings of your festival and the rel...

Call for entry Ceau, Cinema! Competition

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Ceau, Cinema! Festival from Timisoara, Romania announces the call for entry to the international competition section dedicated to feature films (fiction, non-fiction or animation). The call is open for filmmakers from countries with minorities in the Banat region. Ceau, Cinema! Competition provides a setting for the cinematographic expression of the traditional minorities from the Banat region. Productions or co-productions from the following countries are accepted in competition: Armenia, Aust...

EFX Launches the Workshops on Acting and Scriptwriting March 29

Acting Coaching (For Actors) So what is an Acting Coach? You’ll probably find as many definitions as there are coaches, many complicated and even contradictory. Our expert will cut through the confusion and explain how acting coaches work and what they can offer to help Directors get the best out of their actors. In this session, you’ll be taken through three important areas. First, how to efficiently prepare yourself to face the camer...

"CLEAN CUT" NEW PSYCHO THRILLER / HORROR FILM READY TO MAKE IT'S INCISION

    KEITH COLLINS -- DOUG BOLLINGER -- SAMANTHA ARTESE -- MICHAEL BILLY SIGN ON TO STAR IN NEW HORROR / THRILLER "CLEAN CUT"   Award-Winning Team Begins Shooting in New Jersey April 2015     "The straightest people can be the most twisted"   NY,NY-  Production is announced today for the psychologically disturbing new Horror / Thriller feature film "Clean Cut." From mind of Aw...

EFX will screen DREAMERS by Noelle Deschamps in the Scriptwriting Workshop

Creation was always imagined as a mysterious process. Following these filmmakers, brings to light their passion, their imagination and their magical process. A documentary film by Noelle Deschamps staring Guillermo Arriaga, Jacques Audiard, John Boorman and many more authors explaining what their dream was and how it came... Noëlle DESCHAMPS France President / Artistic Directeur of éQuinoxe After studying Political Science at the IEP in Aix-en-...

EFX and Agence du Court Métrage Present the Short Films Night in Jakarta

EFX will introduce the Best Shorts from France, screening a 80 minutes program at Institut du Film Français. A selection of animations by Agence du Court Métrage, one of the graduation shorts by La Femis (leading french school) the winner of The Cesar 2015 Best Animation Short, the Audience Award Winner of Annecy (N°1 animation Festival and Market in the world) and the winner of Cannes Banlieuz Art competion.   Under the title "Human Beasts", this program (L...

Cinderella, Review: Kinder Ella and some Branagh courage

Cinderella, Review: Kinder Ella and some Branagh courage Eschewing 3D and confining the classy animation/effects to only relevant scenes, Cinderella is a new take on the fable of the tortured step-daughter and her Prince Charming, with major roles played by animals and objects, led by a dazzling and highly desirable glass slippers that many teenagers would be willing to die for. It is the same old story, with minor cinematic license and major positive shift in logic. Ella (Eloise Webb) is an...

The EFX Film Conference in Jakarta Sessions

EFX aims at presenting the best practices from France in production, distribution and sales to foster creativity within the Indonesian filmmaking community. Our sessions will include masterclasses in acting coaching, and scriptwriting and a series of panels with experts sharing their experience and vast knowledge of film distribution (features and shorts)   Film Marketing & Release Strategy Our panel of experts have between them...

Men In Black Director To Adapt Doco About Houdini-Like Escape Artist

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The filmmaker of such blockbuster movies Men in Black, Get Shorty and Addams Family, Barry Sonnenfeld will direct and produce a film adaptation of the documentary  An Honest Liar. Now the question is who will be playing the charismatic James "The Amazing" Randi? Johnny Depp is our guess. See press links below. Variety The Hollywood Reporter   With HBO's true crime documentary The Jinx making headlines last week, we recognize today when documentary films are mixed with...

New York: Burma themed films – Retrospective of Midi Z

The New York Asia Society presented from March 6 – 13  Homecoming Myanmar, the first US screening of the films by Midi Z, a Burmese-Taiwanese film maker. Under the military dictatorship the once vibrant Burmese film industry was destroyed and is now slowly recovering; overcoming the obstacles of having no film infra-structure and competing with pirated films. Midi Z was born in 1982 in Myanmar to ethnic Chinese parentage and raised there. He left at the age of 16 for Taiwan where h...

Scorsese's Polish Film Series Comes to the U.K.

Over a year since it made its debut at New York's Lincoln Center last February, Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, a traveling exhibition comprising 21 feature films, has screened at over 30 venues from coast to coast across North America. The series includes works by legendary directors such as Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and others, which have never previously been showcased on such a grand scale.   Havi...

Harvey Keitel Joins Cast of Jon Cassar's Rio Heat

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Harvey Keitel will appear in the first season of Rio Heat opposite Victor Webster as Hubert Humbolt. Hubert is a mysterious figure, an ex-CIA operator who now owns the largest private investigation company in the world. He opens his Rio branch (enlisting our heroes to run it) as well as continuing to do contract work for his government cronies. Jon Cassar the Emmy-winning 24 producer/director will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the action/comedy series. Rio Heat will be shot e...

Vail Film Festival Announces DAWN WALL Screening with Q&A

  Festival to screen never-before-seen footage of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s historic free climb of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite The 12th annual Vail Film Festival takes place March 26 – 29, 2015, in one of the United States’ premier ski destinations, Vail, Colorado, and is pleased to announce that climber Kevin Jorgeson will be in attendance to screen never-before-seen footage of his recent epic climb of El Capitan&...

Trailer - Daewit / Däwit

Trailer of "Daewit" (oig. Däwit) by David Jansen ©2015 Fabian&Fred   http://daewit.fabianfred.com https://www.facebook.com/daewit

MANIFF Secret Screenwriter week 4

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MANIFF's secret screenwriter is still giving out his screenwriting tips for free. Still wondering who he is?   "If you feel you would much prefer to run with your story idea and start writing your script today instead of answering what appear to be dumb questions and making lists, I would strongly advise you not to. "   Instead head over to the screenwriting blog for this weeks lesson.   http://www.maniff.com/the-craft-of-screenwriting/2015/3/...

Press Kit for Pseudonym

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"The Salt of The Earth" / "Le Sel de la Terre"

  Award winning photographer and 'witness of the human condition,' Sebastiao Salgado, has traveled the world a few times over capturing photographs for his books: Other Americas: 1977-1984 - The People of the Andes, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico. Sahel: The End of the Road: 1984-1986 - Capturing Drought, Famine, and Disease in Niger, Mali, and Ethiopia. Workers: 1986-1991 – Archeology of Industrial Areas Paying homage to the men and women who build ...

CLAIFF18 Opening Night: The Martini Shot

The 18th Cine Las Americas Film Festival is excited to be presenting the debut screening of The Martini Shot (Dir. Demetrius Navarro) as its opening night film. On Wednesday, April 22nd, the Festival will hold inaugural ceremonies atThe Marchesa Hall & Theatre, including a presentation at 7pm of this independent U.S. Latino film. A D Street Films production, directed by Demetrius Navarro and written by Enrico Natale, this dark comedy is the story of two small time producers...

Register for EFX

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Accreditation badges are required for access to EFX Film Forum. Register online for the film event of your choice (Conference, Workshop, Masterclass)  Seating for each session is subject to capacity. Enjoy EFX Film Forum 2015! REGISTER ...

Annapolis Film Festival’s Environmental Showcase to Highlight Plight of Coastal Towns and Cities Plagued by Rising Seas

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    The Annapolis Film Festival’s Environmental Showcase, scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at  10:00 am at Maryland Hall, spotlights America’s coasts, where life on the edge of the rising sea has placed our towns and cities on the front lines of climate change. The Showcase, sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, will feature a panel comprised of leading environmental and scientific experts who will address the critical issues of climate change and shoreli...

Principal photography on Ellen Brown Furman’s adaptation of THE INFILTRATOR is underway in London

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Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Elena Anaya, Olympia Dukakis, Juliet Aubrey and Amy Ryan Star in the Real Life Thriller   Good Films announced today that principal photography on Ellen Brown Furman’s adaptation of THE INFILTRATOR is underway in London, before production moves to Florida at the end of April. With director Brad Furman (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) at the helm, the cast includes Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony-Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (BREAKI...

Overview of EFX Panels and working Sessions

THIS IS JUST AN OVERWIEW OF THE PANELS TO BE HELD MARCH 27 - 30 AT EFX - BE PREPARED  TO DIISCOVER THE FRENCH TOUCH IN MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION   1 - Film Marketing & Release Strategy Between them, our panelists have released more than 1000 films and are experts in designing and implementing marketing plans and release strategies. In this session, they will pass on the tricks of the trade to bring the many elements and performers into line to create the perfect film release....

Submission!

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We are now accepting submissions for our first year! Shorts and features are welcome. Visit our website for more details. ...
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