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TV Films in Competition at Annecy 2014

     TV films in competition   Back Boa noite Martha "Tente de novo", "Ações em alta" Directed by: Vivian ALTMAN EBERHARD Country: Brazil Burka Avenger "Épisode n°01" ...

Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival to stream online the World Premiere Australian film Fell

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The 61st Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival announce a video-on-demand stream of the Australian feature film Fell direct from its World Premiere at Sydney Film Festival on Tuesday 10 June.   Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival will break with tradition and stream online the World Premiere Australian film Fell over the same weekend that it premieres in Official Competition at the State Theatre in Sydney.   “Sydney Film Festival is pleased to offer audi...

EFP Industry Screenings in New York: Presenting European films to North American buyers

  left to right: Radical Evil, Geronimo, Yalom's Cure, The Treatment, Bridges of Sarajevo, The Unexpected Life European Film Promotion (EFP) presents six multifaceted European films with a high potential for the US market as part of its annual New York Industry Screenings. On June 24th and 25th the six selected films will exclusively be screened to US buyers and industry professionals in New York’s Tribeca Grand Hotel. T...

Discover the dark underworld of Joburg - in Durban!

The 35th Durban International Film Festival announces Hard to Get for its opening night film The Durban International Film Festival (July 17 – 27) is extremely happy to announce that the opening film at DIFF 2014 will be Hard To Get from first-time feature director Zee Ntuli and produced by Junaid Ahmed and Helena Spring. The film tells the story of TK, a handsome young womanizer from a small community who falls for a sexy, reckless young thief named Skiets. Thrust into Joburg’s ...

The Woods Are Still Green (2014) @ 17th Shanghai International Film Festival.

DIE WÄLDER SIND NOCH GRÜN (The Woods Are Still Green) has been selected for the main competition section "The Golden Goblet Award" at Shanghai International Film Festival. World Premiere is on June 17th, 2014 in Shanghai. Screening - 13:30 at Hall 2 at Shanghai Film Art Center. The Press conference shall be hold afterwards at 15:30 at Hotel Crown Plaza Shanghai, 400 Pan Yu Road , Shanghai, SH 200052. http://www.woods-movie.com "We are very honored, that that out of...

New Artists Alliance Starts Production on Sci-Fi Thriller “400 DAYS”

New Artists Alliance (Cheap Thrills, Bad Milo) and XLrator Media (The Machine, CBGB) have just started production on the science fiction thriller, “400 DAYS” starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Caity Lotz (Arrow, The Pact), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Tom Cavanagh (Ed, The Flash), Grant Bowler (Defiance) and Dane Cook. Written and directed by Matt Osterman (Ghost from the Machine), the psychological sci-fi centers on four astronauts who are sent on a simulated mission to a dista...

Revolution accepted to the 7th Annual Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

The submission to the 7th Annual Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival has been accepted! The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is the first and biggest of its kind in Malaysia. Featuring award-winning international environmental films by renowned film makers, the Festival is a platform for all Malaysians to learn, be engaged and empowered to take environmental issues seriously. The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest is NOT just about films - it is about empowering all Malaysians to take on a greener appr...

Domination of Nymphomaniac and Filomena (Lasciviousness Primarily)

The year of film 2014 in Serbia passing slowly. There are couple more  important Serbian festivals to go by the end of this year. For now, the most dominant festival is the International Film Festival FEST 2014. This year's 42d International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade brought big names to Belgrade: Coogan, Stephen Frears, Ralph Fiennes, Frank Nero, Patrice Leconte , etc. . Glamour above all  the 42nd International Film Festival - FEST 2014 - this year introduced the achievem...

Kyrgyzstan’s First Crowd Funding Campaign was launched in Cannes for Comedy LENIN?! - Campaign aims to Fund the Crew

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    The first ever crowd funding campaign to come out of Kyrgyzstan has been launched through Indiegogo.  The black comedy, titled ‘LENIN?!’ from award-winning Kyrgyz writer/director Marat Alykulov follows three punk boys who steal a statue of Lenin to sell on the black market and almost start a revolution in the process.  It is the first crowd funding campaign to come out of Central Asia.   The ‘Help Bury LENIN?!’ campaign is also the fir...

Ryan Larkin's Syrinx in Norman McLaren Hommage Annecy 2014 "McLaren NOW"

"Syrinx" is the short animated film 24 year old Ryan Larkin created as a young animation director/genius recognized by none other than Norman McLaren who's 100th year  is being celebrated at this year's Annecy Animation Film Festival. Here's a taste of animation art at it's most poetic. It means so much for me since I worked with Ryan and produced his last film.   Syrinx from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo. ...

“Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado.

  Documentary “Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado about the life work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it picked up the Special Prize Award. The film follows Salgado's life from the time he and his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado left their native Brazil, then under military dictatorship, and his journey to become one of the world's ...

Korean Cinema Takes a Walk on the Croisette

Prior to the opening of this year’s 67th Cannes Film Festival, many voices in Korea lamented the exclusion of Korean films from the festival’s prestigious main competition for the second consecutive year. However, following the strong reception of Korean films invited to other sections of the world’s leading film festival, and a constant stream of news emanating from the Cannes Film Market, Korean cinema seems to have commanded as much attention on the Croisette in 2014 as...

Revolution enters the pre selection of The Nature Namur Festival (Belgium)

For its 20th edition, the Nature Namur Festival (Belgium) organizes once again his International Competition of Professional Films. The Festival will be held this year from October 10th to 19th, in the Complex Film Acinapolis, offering high quality projection on cinema screens during the whole Festival. Fifteen films will be selected by our Pre-Selection Committee to provide entertainment, discoveries and information to the audience.     The deadline for submitting is the 1...

CineLink Selection 2014 Announced

  CineLink 2014 call for entries attracted over 200 projects in development from 18 different countries in Southeastern Europe. Our selection committee selected 14 projects altogether for the CineLink and the CineLink Plus lineups, criteria being respective authors potential and strength of the story on one side and potential benefit for the project from our development workshops and the coproduction market on the other. CineLink project, the backbone of the festival's Industr...

The Importance of Being MALEFICENT: Angelina Jolie Schools Us

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   So, ignore the horns and watch for spoiler alerts here: MALEFICENT is the role of a lifetime for Angelina Jolie. Yes, a lot of the credit goes to screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Lion King, Beauty & The Beast), who gets Angelina and wrote a touching life lesson disguised as a Disney movie. "We tried to bring you what you love about this story," Jolie says in the behind the scenes featurette (see it on http://screenma...

Between Cannes and Tel Aviv - Followup Don't Give Up or When A Rejection is Not What is Seems

The buzz of a festival like Cannes or Berlin  is electrically charged - a space where creatives and those solely into the business are ready to pitch, ditch or commit. Saying cheers to new deals and creating content. This years Cannes seemed to have a less people ( a taxi driver guesstimated by his fares about 15% less than last year)  but the meetings were constant, the market was busy and solid exchanges were made. Besides the next film -the industry of conferences, film funds and...

Dominican republic Film Commission in Cannes

  As the leading economy in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic offers an ideal environment for foreign producers to take advantage of a well established industry for productions. We boast a wide variety of landscapes within a short proximity to suit any type of audiovisual production. From towering mountain ranges and rivers, to valleys and deserts we also have impressive waterfalls, lush rainforests, and stunning beaches.  Our cities also combine different archit...

FADING GIGOLO Turturro Allen Collaboration fails to Fizz

By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com>   On paper "Fading Gigolo" with a Dream Team lineup looks like a sure winner.  An excellent New York actor, John Turturro stepping behind the cameras to direct both himself and Woody Allen in a Jewish tale seemingly tailor made for Woody's style of humor with backup support from actresses of no lesser stature than Susan Stone and French star Vanessa Paradis, plus Liev Schriver who seems to be in everything these days play...

After Sony, FilmSharks had the 2nd largest press coverage in Cannes according to the major trades:

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    Screen : FilmSharks snaps up Disney-backed duo EXCLUSIVE : Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based Film Sharks International has picked up sales on two Disney-backed Patagonik titles that the studio will release in Latin America. ... http://www.screendaily.com/news/filmsharks-snaps-up-disney-backed-duo/5071699.article   Variety : FilmSharks Snags International Rights to Animated Feature 'El Americano 3D' Guido Rud's FilmSharks has inked international sales r...

Some very good reviews for Winter Sleep and a Palme d'Or

WINTER SLEEP wins the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize @ Cannes 2014 Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…   "Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with WINTER SLEEP, a r...

Lorne Film 2014 announces Lorne Shorts - an international short film competition.

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Lorne Film 2014, an international screen event held over the weekend of November 13 – 16 in Lorne, Victoria, announced today the opening of Lorne Shorts – a short film competition open to filmmakers from across the planet. Submissions will be accepted for films of up to 15 minutes in duration, with short-listed films featuring in the Lorne Film 2014 Program. The eventual winner can accept a prize of $3,600 in film editing from Melbourne based company iCandy Productions. The ...

Lorne Film 2014 announces new initiative: the Lorne Film 2014 Screenwriter Award.

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Lorne Film 2014, an international screen event held over the weekend of November 13 – 16 in Lorne, Victoria, has announced the opening of the Lorne Film Screenwriter Award. The winner of the award can accept a cash prize of $10,000 – as well as having their screenplay feature at Lorne Film 2014 via a rehearsed live reading at the 350 seat Cumberland Resort Auditorium. Currently there is a significant short fall in available funding for writers for the Australian Film Industry a...

Music Box Takes North America on ‘Of Horses and Men’

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Confirming the title as one of the big breakouts from Scandinavia in recent years, Music Box has acquired North American rights to Benedikt Erlingsson’s multi-prized debut feature “Of Horses and Men.”   “Of Horses” is sold by Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based FimSharks Intl. Set in the horse-riding community in Iceland, and described by Erlingsson as a country romance linking the human streak in horses and the horse-like streak in humans, “Of H...

Morgan Spurlock & Paul Allen Partner to create film series to demistify the economy

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Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan today announce a new partnership to produce and distribute a series of 20 short films by award-winning directors to drive awareness and better understanding of the U.S. economy. Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight and Thirteen), Mary Harron (American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol), Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale and A Beautiful Mind), Spurlock (Super Size Me and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man), and Jessica Yu (G...

12 finalist projects selected for Open Doors 2014 with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

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    DE FR EN IT The Festival del film Locarno’s Co-production Lab Open Doors is dedicated this year to Sub-Saharan Africa and especially to the English and Portuguese speaking countries. 12 projects will be brought to Locarno by their directors and producers to present them to potential partners. With the support of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperati...
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