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"The Ivory Game" on Netflix A Race Against Time

  Elephants are disappearing at the staggering rate of 1 every 15 minutes. Their deaths are fueled by the illegal ivory trade, a dangerous network of violence and corruption that a brave and dedicated few are daring to dismantle. THE IVORY GAME exposes the dark world of ivory trafficking from the planes of Africa to the streets of China. By working with undercover intelligence organizations, activists, frontline rangers and conservationists to infiltrate the corrupt global n...

IFFR announces first Voices titles

  46ste International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 januari - 5 februari 2017       International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the first titles in its selection for the Voices section at IFFR 2017. In Voices – one of the festival’s four programme sections – IFFR shows films driven by their story or theme, many of which are by established directors with a distinct, assured voice. IFFR will announce the nominees for the Big Scree...

IFFR presents Short Film programme 2017 with 27 Shorts competing

Still from Information Skies by Daniel van der Velden & Vinca Kruk 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 5 February 2017     23 films confirmed for Tiger Competition for Short Films As a central part of International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017, IFFR Short Film is a unique showcase of a...

CineMart 2017 selection announced

26 promising projects will be presented at the 34th edition of the co-production market in Rotterdam International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market CineMart has completed its line-up for the upcoming 2017 edition. The selected projects are from award-winning filmmakers from around the world, including Brazil, Nepal, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Ecuador and China. The selection also includes two Art:Film projects.   Filmmakers selected this yea...

World premiere of Ernest Dickerson’s Double Play at IFFR 2017

46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017     After the Caribbean bestseller Double Play by Frank Martinus Arion On Friday 27 January 2017, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will present the festive world premiere of Double Play with the cast and crew in attendance. American filmmaker Ernest Dickerson (Juice, The Wire) directed the film version of the internationally lauded novel Double Play by Curaçaoan author Frank...

Aamir, Nasir, Tahir, Tariq, Mansoor, Amjad: Movies, Masti, Modernity, Flashback 1

To remind you, Aamir is indeed Aamir Khan, Amjad is definitely Gabbar Singh, and the triple M above is to acknowledge that it was Akshay Manwani’s biographical book on the cinema of Nasir Hussain that got me delving into the period of about 15 years, when I interacted with the Hussain Khans (first five) and the bare Khan (last, but the most imposing personality). Actually, Mansoor did not use his middle name, so he can be called a Khan too! Tahir stands for Nasir’s (younger) brothe...

Premieres at Sundance

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BEATRIZ AT DINNER DIRECTOR  Miguel Arteta SCREENWRITER  Mike White PRINCIPAL CAST  Salma Hayek,   John Lithgow U.S.A.  /  83 Min   BEFORE I FALL DIRECTOR  Ry Russo-Young SCREENWRITER  Maria Maggenti ...

US Dramatic Competition at Sundance

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  Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film. Band Aid / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Zoe Lister-Jones) — A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band. Cast: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman, Hannah Simone, Ravi ...

US Documentary Competition

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Sixteen world-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people and events that shape the present day. Casting JonBenet / U.S.A., Australia (Director: Kitty Green) — The unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains the world’s most sensational child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were elicited from the Ramsey’s Colorado hometown community, creating a bold work of art from the collective ...

2016 good year for Sony Pictures Networks India

2016 good year for Sony Pictures Networks India As 2016 fades out, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) reveals that it has been a good year for the company. In 2007, the company had changed its name from Sony Entertainment Television (SET) to Multi Screen Media (MSM). Many viewers in India still remember the old name, which was the identity when the Sony group entered India, in 1995, not too long after the Indian skies had opened up to non-state, satellite television broadcasters. According to N ...

Alien: Covenant |Watch the Official Trailer

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. In Theaters - May 19, 2017 Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudu...

Manifesto, Julian Rosefeldt, 2016

Until January 8, 2017 New York’s Park Avenue Armory is showcasing Julian Rosefeldt’s MANIFESTO, an extraordinary film installation which first premiered in December 2015 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image with funding from Australian and German media and art agencies.  Rosefeldt wrote, directed, and produced Manifesto is a massive under taking, as its credits indicate, mirroring a large body of research and extensive film making.  Rosefeldt covers 19 ...

Back for Good - Mia Spengler’s graduation film to Open Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2017

The first seven films have now been invited to participate in Perspektive Deutsches Kino’s programme in 2017: to date, four full-length graduation films and three 30-minute ones. “More so than ever it’s worth going to the Perspektive’s opening film and then making yourself comfortable in Berlinale cinemas for the subsequent nine days. Coming and staying guarantees you’ll feel lucky ten times over,” section head Linda Söffker says in anticipation of thes...

First Films for the Competition of the Berlinale 2017 from Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland, Sally Potter...

Sally Potter...  Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland  and Andres Veiel/  - First Films for the Competition of the Berlinale 2017 The first 14 films have been selected for the Competition and Berlinale Special section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. So far ten productions and co-productions have been invited to the Competition from Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Leba...

First Films for the Berlinale Classics 2017 Are Announced

First Films for the Berlinale Classics 2017 Are Announced – Schwarzer Kies from Germany plus International Selections Avanti Popolo and Canoa In addition to the German production Schwarzer Kies (Black Gravel) directed by Helmut Käutner, Rafi Bukaee’s Avanti Popolo from Israel and the Mexican film Canoa by Felipe Cazals will be shown in digitally restored versions as part of the Berlinale Classics section. Since 2013, that segment of the Retrospective has attracted enthusiasti...

Berlinale Retrospective 2017: “Future Imperfect. Science · Fiction · Film”

The Retrospective of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival is dedicated to science fiction films, one of the most visual stunning and spectacular genres in the history of film. This year’s Retrospective will showcase imaginary worlds in an imperfect future, the way the science fiction genre has conceived of them since its beginnings, with a focus on two themes - the society of the future, and the strange and Other. A total of 27 international features, including classics, cult film...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: New Funding Nominations

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Berlinale World Cinema Fund: New Funding Nominations - artistically, structurally and geographically diverse   At the 25th jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries recommended contributing to the funding of eleven film projects.   Four film projects from Algeria, Argentina, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Israel were nominated for production funding. In the additional WCF Europe funding programme, three projects from Iraq / Lebanon, South Africa, and Tunisi...

Berlinale Co-Production Market: New Opportunities for International Feature-Length Fiction Film Projects

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    Until October 12, experienced producers from around the world may submit feature-length fiction film projects to the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2017. With budgets between one and 20 million euros, the projects should be suitable for international co-production, and have 30% of their financing or at least local production support already in place.   Yet projects will also be given a chance from countries where films have to be produced with, on the average, considerably...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Start of WCF Africa and New Funding Recommendations

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    At the 24th jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries recommended contributing to the funding of nine film projects.   Four film projects - from Argentina, Turkey and Paraguay - were suggested for production funding. Within the framework of the WCF Europe programme, production funding has also been proposed for three projects from Colombia, Bangladesh and Chile. Thanks to additional funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, the special programme WCF Af...

THE WINTER wins inaugural Best Film Award @ 1st International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao

The 1st International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao drew to a successful finale this evening with a star studded closing night ceremony and awards presentation at the Macao Cultural Centre, hosted by renowned Hong Kong MC Astrid Chan and Bob Lam.   President of Organizing Committee of IFFAM Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes (Director of Macao Government Tourism Office) commented, "After an intensive program of activities including film screenings, the Industry Hub, Mastercla...

"20th Century Women" Added to Aspen Academy Screenings Line-up!

  Annette Bening in 20th Century Women.     The film will screen on Wednesday, Dec. 28th at 5:30 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium.  With 20th Century Women, acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills brings a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections...

Bilal in the running for Best Animation

We are very proud to support Bilal in the Oscar race. We, at filmfestivals.com, gave it ***** and Animation that Matters Award in Cannes during the Animation Day.   ...

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Budapest Israeli Film Week "A Matter of Size" Another off-the-wall subject handled with care

By Alex Deleon <filmfestivals.com>  "A Matter of Size" (Hebrew title, "Sipur Gadol" = 'A BIG Story'), 2009, 90 min., color This is basically a feel-good love story about two people, Herzl and Zehava, who don't feel very good about themselves because they are exceptionally fat, but eventually find ways of coming to terms with their obesity.  This could be called a gimmick film --the gimmick being Jewish Sumo wrestlers in Israel -- a pretty wi...

TONI ERDMANN by Maren ADE shortlisted for best foreign feature

  The German film TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade (DE/AT/MC, Komplizen Film, Missing Link Films) is on the short list of the last nine films for the 89th Oscar®  in the Best Foreign Language Film category. This was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The line-up also includes the German co-productions LAND OF MINE by Martin Zandvliet (DK/DE, Amusement Park Film) for Denmark with the German SHOOTING STAR Louis Hofmann and PARADISE by Andrei Konc...
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