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Directed by: Asghar FARHADI
Country: FRANCE, ITALY
Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie's request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her daughter Lucie. Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from...
Out of Competition - Opening Film
Directed by : Baz LUHRMANN
Country: USA, AUSTRALIA
Duration: 142.00 minutes
"The Great Gatsby" follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a myster...
' Bombay Talkies'- An Ode to Indian Cinema
Cannes Festival, 2013 - Country Focus : INDIA
INDIA is the Country in focus,at this year's Ca...
CROATIAN FILM "HALIMA'S PATH"
A FILM ABOUT TWO MOTHER”S WHO SHARE ONE SON
A REVELATION AT LA SOUTHEAST EURO FESTIVAL
By Alex Deleon
The Southeast European Film Festival of Los Angeles, now in its eight year, was founded by Vera Mijojic a go-getting Serbian lady from Sarajevo, Bosnia, with a strong cinema background in ex-Yugoslavia as an international production assistant and critic. She left Yugoslavia as it was descending into civil war in 1992 and rese...
A comedic short that was conceived at the 65th Cannes Film Festival returns to be part of the Court de Metrage: Merci Beaucoup Bradley Cooper.
Merci Beaucoup Bradley Cooper is a comedic short film about the power of fame and the determination of an aspiring actress named Barbara. When Barbara, played by Anne-Christine Caro, stumbles upon what truly could be Bradley Cooper’s Doppelganger, Nicolas-Henri Bozzi, she hatches a plan on how to ...
The Luminance, a short about finding human connection, will be coming to the Cannes Film Festival’s Court de Metrage this May.
A man seeks out an arbitrary connection and finds it with a prostitute. The two seek a cure for their loneliness in Tehran and find that they have more in common than what appears at first glance.
Iranian filmmaker, Hasti Saadi, who came from Iran and moved to Toronto at age 17 with her family, brings a touching tale of the search for understanding and ...
The young men who live in the same building with Writer/Director/Producer Bruce B. Gordon often chat about sports, work, and “girlfriend drama.” The fact that they are disabled doesn’t affect the kinds of desires, hopes and dreams they have – and that’s exactly the humanizing story Gordon seeks to tell in his new short film, Whole ‘Nother Level, which will be featured at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2013 / In th...
Coming this May to the 66th Cannes Film Festival’s Court Metrage, “Before the Grass Grows” a short film that sheds light on the heartbreakingly violent, cruel, and atrocious acts committed by the seemingly heartless soldiers in World War II.
Dusseldorf, Germany, May 7, 2013 /During World War II private conversations of German POW’s were tapped and produced more than 150,000 pages of minutes of those meetings. In Scherer’s latest short, speakers ...
by Alex Deleon
In a country based on the decimation of half the world's Jewish population in WWII (the Holocaust), the constant need to apply military pressure on menacing Arab neighbors in order to survive, and a culture steeped in Biblical morality, it is not surprising that many of the new Israeli films reflect soul-searching ambiguity over relations with the Palestinians, and the general anxiety in the air.
"Rock The Casbah" is a painful...
Bombay Talkies'- An Ode to Indian Cinema
Cannes Festival, 2013 - Country Focus : INDIA
INDIA is the Country in focus,at this year's Cannes Festival ! Why ? Because the country which boasts of the largest film indutry in the world, celebrates its 100 Anniversary,this year!
A special film 'BOMBAY TALKIES" ,specially created for the festival, will have a gala screening. It's made up of four arresting short films by four of the most talented co...
‘Terms and Conditions May Apply’ (2013) is an acutely relevant documentary that anyone who uses any communication tool whatsoever-internet, computer, tablet, phone, etc.- must see. It is an accurate nail-biting suspense of a very real situation all of us buy into and sign up for every day, and yet neglect to really think about. Director Cullen Hoback’s thesis in ‘Terms and Conditions’ is a vital piece of journalism reminding us of the essence of freedom th...
The Festival del film Locarno’s Open Doors co-production lab is this year dedicated to the South Caucasus with a focus on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Each of the directors and producers will present their project at Locarno with the aim of finding financial partners and support to complete their film.
With support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Open Doors supports and highlights directors and films from count...
Celebrating the completion of an action packed cinematic century of Indian Cinema and the genius of Dadasaheb, NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) is pleased to announce the release of the limited edition of Tracing Phalke- researched, written and compiled by Kamal Swaroop, a film, television and radio director and screenwriter, more popularly known for his masterwork Om-Dar-B-Dar (1988).
A text-based visual treat that lends a magnified view into Dadasaheb's life, the ic...
With an estimated 325,000 people participating in community based happenings such as the family street fair and the sports day and about 125,000 attending screenings, panels and related events the 2013 film festival had the largest audience since 2006. 89 features and 60 short films from 37 countries were shown. Altogether 6,121 feature and short films were submitted with 89 selected for the festival including 12 productions each for the world narrative and world documentary competit...
"I want to write something new, something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned."
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. In his adaptation, the filmmaker combines his distinctive visual, sonic, and storytelling styles in 3 Dimensions, weaving a Jazz Age co...
By Alex Deleon
FESTIVAL OPENS WITH ROMANIAN COMEDY "OF SNAILS AND MEN"
SEEFEST is the official name of the Los Angeles Festival of Southeast European films.
This is a niche festival dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of films from the Balkan Peninsula and Turkey.The Balkan countries covered are all the successor states of the former Yugoslavia; Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Slovenia, plus Bulgaria, Romania, Albania and Greece.Except, for Romania whose films have been...
From acclaimed indie director James O'Brien comes the new controversial cult sci-fi feature film HYPERFUTURA, starring break out talent Eric Kopatz- available now on iTunes and cable VOD and coming soon to Amazon Prime.
Utilizing experimental multi-media techniques, HYPERFUTURA challenges the Hollywood mainstream with an extreme alternative cinema that makes use of archival footage and special effects married to a live action narrative. Like Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, ...
Director of “Before Snowfall”, Hisham Zaman, was born in Kirkuk, Ir-q in 1975 and studied at the Norwegian Film School. His 2006 short “Bawke” won over 50 international awards and was named Norway’s best short film of the decade. Zaman’s films “Winterland” and “Before Snowfall” opened Norway’s Tromso International Film Festival in 2007 and 2013.
“Before Snowfall,” the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 ...
CANADIAN DIRECTOR, JONATHAN HOLIFF, WINS "ORSON WELLS AWARD" AT TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Win makes 4 for “My Father and The Man In Black” in April--9 since premiere. Canadian broadcast premiere on August 24
WATH THE TRAILER:
TORONTO: Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul.
Canadian Saul Holiff put Johnny Cash together with June Carter--but you won't find his story in...
BE DISCOVERED IN HOLLYWOOD
CALL FOR ENTRIES: HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL®- OCT 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2013
The 17th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL is now open for submissions in the follow genres: Features (all genres including animation, drama, comedy, horror), Docs, and Shorts (including animation). http://www.hollywoodfest.com
SUBMISSION LATE DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2013 – SUBMIT TODAY!
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
With film presentations taking place in the heart of Ho...
“Bart Simpson, Mickey Mouse, and Hello Kitty are OUT, and Internet Cats are IN.”
If you are in the know about the internet cat craze cultural phenomena, then you are already aware of how popular “Grumpy Cat” was at SXSW. ‘Lil Bub and Friendz’ proved to be just as popular at this years Tribeca Film Festival 2013, winning the Best Feature Film Online.
This short limbed, cat whose tongue sticks out all the time, who drools a lot, has extra toes on e...
This documentary by Linda Bloodworth Thomason (creator of “Designing Women”) focuses on the legal rights of same-sex couples. “Shane and Tom faced extreme challenges in their relationship from family and society. When a tragedy tears them apart, one fights to be recognized as his soulmate’s legitimate counterpart.”
Tokyo, Japan — A special screening in cutting-edge 8K SUPER Hi-VISION format will be held by Japanese public broadcaster NHK at the 66th Cannes Film Festival (May 15-26). The film industry, press, and public are invited to experience the unprecedented audio and visualclarity of 8K at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière on May 16 and 17. A special gala event is to be held on the evening of the 17th.
A highlight will be the world premiere of t...
Colombianos, Tora Martens, Sweden/Finland, 90’
The Road: A Story of Life and Death, Marc Isaacs, UK, 75’
The Captain And The Pirate, Andy Wolff, Germany/Belgium, 76’
Trucker and the Fox, Arash Lahouti, Iran, 78’
A World Is Not Ours, Mahdi Fleifel, UK/United Arab Emirates/Liban, 93’
Father and Son on a Journey, Marcel Łoziński, Poland, 75’
The Last Black Sea Pirates, Svetoslav Stoyanov, Bulgaria,...