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10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

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We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

Israel Film Center Festival: A Conversation with Fest Director Isaac Zablocki

Over the past week, cinephiles converged on the JCC in Manhattan for the annual Israel Film Center Festival featuring the "best of" recent Israeli and Jewish productions. Filmmakers and actors mill about this Upper West Side forum, but one personality rules the stars: Festival director Isaac Zablocki, who founded both the showcase and the Center and who serves as the JCC's film programs director. He is also the executive director of the Center's annual Other Israel Film Festi...

10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival - Call for Entrys now open.

The 10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival is now accepting submissions at:  https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PareLorentzInternationalFilmFestival       ...

Let the community decide who to fund!

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We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...

Interview with Andriy Khapakhchitalk about Ukraine @Cannes 2014

Apologies for video cut off but this impromptu interview with Ukraine's Kyiv International Film Festival (Molodist) director at Cannes 2014 talks to filmfestivals.com as the future of his country is as fragile as ever making headlines around the world.       ...

Cannes-cannes-eando

Jean-Marc Thérouanne Festival de Vesoul   If you go down on the beach today may 21st - de cinq a sept- you're sure of a big surprise.....the biggest clutch of film festival directors in one party.. All summoned by FilmFestivals.Com supremo Bruno Chatelin  -for it is he- to the most truly international bring-a-bottle party you ever might see. This traditional Cannes rendez-vous  is jointly hosted by that maven of the Black Nights of Tallinn - Madame Tina L. -...

M.U.F.F. Films to Screen at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis (May 2-4, 2014 Mpls Convention Center)    MINNEAPOLIS-- the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival teams up with Wizard World Comic Con, the world's largest pop culture convention, for a 90 minute film presentation from it's festival archives.    The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival promises to continue to wow audiences with innovative underground horror and sci-fi films along with music videos by award winning independent direc...

Jonas Holmberg New Artistic Director at the Göteborg Film Festival

Jonas Holmberg succeeds Marit Kapla as the new artistic director at the Göteborg International Film Festival. Holmberg has been the festival’s international program director and the deputy artistic director since 2012. Today he’s taking over as director while Marit Kapla gains responsibility for the festival’s new digital film channel.  “The festival means a lot to very many people, so I’m taking on this assignment with great humility. Under Mari...

Cellar Door Film Festival Teammates at SPARTA LXXII Film Challenge!

SPARTA Film Challenge!   Join some of CDFF team as we check out the SPARTA LXXII screening!   Several of our team members have been invited by the SPARTA Film Challenge series to act as jury members for their latest film competition screening. Acting as judges at the event are Festival Coordinator Gina Freitag, and Programming Officers Renuka Bauri, Ramin Khanjani and Patrick Mullen. This event will be hosted by the Mayfair Theatre on Sunday, March 9th, 2014.   ...

Empathic urban road-trip: „Güeros” by Alonso Ruizpalacios at Berlinale portrays young people in Mexico lovingly

1999 in Mexico City: „Fede”, his roommate Santos and Fede´s younger brother Tomás hanging out in a spartan housing block apartment somewhere in the big city. They have nothing to do, because the university is currently on strike, the power is turned off and the fridge almost empty. And Fede, also called „Sombra” (shade), is afraid of going to be crazy – because of the Tiger, who is haunting in his head. What fairly desolate starts, becomes in &bd...

VIDEOHOLICA 2014 <7> OPEN CALL

VIDEOHOLICA 2014 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 7TH EDITION 7 OPEN CALL FOR VIDEO ART 1 - 7 AUGUST 2014, VARNA, BULGARIA VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria starts the new open call for video art submissions for its 7th edition. The 7th VIDEOHOLICA will take place between 1st and 7th August 2014 in Varna, Bulgaria. This year's edition of VIDEOHOLICA will be accompanied by an international panel discussion on the issues and opportuni...

Curacao IFFR welcomes Yellow Robin Award Programmer

Curacao IFFR -  the Caribbean sister festival of the renowned IFFR of the Netherlands -  is extremely pleased to welcome Ms Christine Davila on board as programmer for its Yellow Robin Award film competition. The Yellow Robin competition is for emerging filmmakers with innovative and original storytelling skills and themes tied first and foremost to the Caribbean islands, as well as Central & South America.   The winner of the Yellow Robin Award competition will receiv...

Noida International Film Festival-14

Noida Interntional Film Festival-14   Inviting   Feature Films | Short Films | Animations | Documentaries | Music Videos   Regular Submission Deadline: 14 Jan 14 Late Submission Deadline: 22 Jan 14   Festival Date: 8 Feb 14   To download entry form & for more details kindly visit- http://miniboxoffice.com/noidainternationalfilmfestival   For any query write us at NIFF@miniboxoffice.com    ...

Festival director Rutger Wolfson temporarily replaced by Mart Dominicus

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IFFR director Rutger Wolfson will be absent for an indefinite duration. He will focus on his recovery from an autoimmune disease. Matt Dominicus (1958) will temporarily replace Rutger Wolfson as an artistic director. Dominicus is a lecturer at the Netherlands Film Academy and as a screenplay and editing coach. He was an IFFR programmer from 1991 to 1994 and has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2010.   ...

Meet TIFF programers

Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, Festival Programmer   Alex Rogalski, Festival Programmer   Andréa Picard, Festival Programmer   Brad Deane, Festival Programmer   Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival   Colin Geddes, Festival Progr...

Wilmington’s Cucalorus Film Festival releases early selections

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    Cucalorus Film Festival, presented by PNC, hosts its 19th annual cinematic celebration November 13-17, 2013 in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Early selections have been posted on the festival website including Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake, a minimalist homoerotic drama that premiered at Cannes this year. Bobcat Goldthwait’s genre-defying found-footage horror film Willow Creek; Vincent Bal’s charming, fast-paced period drama&...

Biography Ambroise Becchio

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Biography     Born in 1981, Ambroise Becchio is passionate of cinema since his childhood. He studies at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français (CLCF) in Paris, and is graduated in directing class. After being graduated, he creates Prodeine Films, where he directs music videoclips, commercials, documentaries, and shorts fiction films, winning a lot of prizes.         Selective filmography          &n...

Interview with Aroon Shivdasani Executive Director: The New York Indian Film Festival

Celebrating its 13th anniversary  from April 30 – May 4 2013, the New York Indian Film Festival was the first festival  in the United States devoted to Indian films and has grown to be the  largest and most influential; helping to set up several other Indian Film festivals in the US. It is part of a comprehensive program in the arts offered by the New York based Indo-American Arts Council. As other specialty or niche festivals, the NYIFF has a unique programming ...

Be Discovered in Hollywood - Hollywood Film Festival®

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 CONNECT With film presentations taking place in the heart of Ho...

YoungCut Michael Ryan passed away

Bruno Chatelinposted toMichael Ryan a few seconds ago near Paris I did not believe this news, I had to come here on Facebook to discover the sad reality. I deal with thousands of film festivals (as filmfestivals.com founder) in some case with a very personal relationship...In dealing with him I rarely found such quick creative reactivity. He will be missed. Bruno   ...

Call For Entries - Hollywood Film Festival - Be Discovered in Hollywood

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Hollywood Film Festival - DEADLINE is APRIL 30, 2013. SUBMIT NOW!  Our mission at the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL is to bridge the gap between established Hollywood and the global creative community, while providing an avenue of discovery for emerging filmmakers. Be discovered in Hollywood. Submit NOW!  Our Executive Director, Jon Fitzgerald, was the co-founder and former executive director of Slamdance, AFI Fest, Santa Barbara and Abu Dhabi film festivals among others. In add...

Hollywood Film Festival - Interview with the founder Carlos de Abreu

  Hello Carlos can you please tell our audience what the mission of your festival is and what motivated its launch initially and what is your role there? The mission is bridging the gap between established Hollywood and the global creative community, while providing an avenue of discovery for emerging filmmakers. It was motivated by the fact that it was very difficult to access the established industry apparatus. So, we wanted to be able to bridge that gap. We will take this concept ...

What Director Craig Brewer (FOOTLOOSE, HUSTLE & FLOW, BLACK SNAKE MOAN, POOR & HUNGRY) says about the Hollywood Film Festival®

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“I remember getting a call from Carlos, the festival founder, saying that he wanted to show my film in the digital showcase. It was a huge deal for me. Some people dream of Sundance and other festivals. For me, with the size of this movie, it just felt like some validation that somebody outside of Memphis saw it and appreciated it. It was a fantastic experience. Probably one of the best of my life,” said director Craig Brewer (FOOTLOOSE, HUSTLE & FLOW, BLACK SNAKE ...

Hollywood Film Festival and CineCause social impact films with related causes

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  The Hollywood Film Festival will combine sister organization Hollywood Gives Back® with CineCause, showcasing the other side of Hollywood, celebrating the Industry's creative artists who have supported causes around the world.  These efforts will be presented through the CineCause Spotlight section of the Festival, connecting social impact films with related causes.   Submit your related cause film today! http://www.hollywoodfest.com     Festival Contacts...
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