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"Scrappy" to play San Gio Film Fest in Verona!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy for July 23-27, 2017. Produced by Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. and helmed by its founder, Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on a Studs Terkel Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake. It recounts the real-life childhood experience of Dr. Westlake when he had to stand up to the gun culture in the USA to save his dog's life. The film was scored by 2016 Peer Raben Music Award nominee GC Johnson of Ac...

"Scrappy" nominated for the Golden Urartu in Armenia!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to the Golden Urartu Festival in Ararat, Armenia for September 15th, 2017. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on the Studs Terkel Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It recounts a real-life anecdote from his childhood when he had to stand up to the gun culture in the USA. "Scrappy" was filmed on location in Pine Mountain, CA, USA and at Masia Les Quingles in the mountains just to the north of Barcelona, Spain. ...

Films of the International Uranium Film Festival Berlin 2017

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These films are selected for the next International Uranium Film Festival in Berlin, October 11 - 15, 2017. LUCENS(link is external) Schweiz, 2015, Regisseur Marcel Barelli, Produktion Nicolas Burlet, Nadasdy film und RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera. Animation, 7 min, deutsche Untertitel.   Die Geschichte des ersten Kernkraftwerks 100 Prozent aus der Schweiz … aber auch des letzten schweizerischen Atomkraft-werks.  Bester Trickfilm Uranium Film Festival 2016. www.l...

The Four Seasons Film Festival

Holmlands is proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival in partnership with Green Owl Films; in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography.

 

February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan Hall in Central London, in a weekend that aims to showcase the full spectrum of human emotion in a series of groundbreaking and inspiring feature films that exemplify the moods of the annual seasons. 

 

Spring: films about new beginnings, hope, freedom

Summer: films about joy, celebration, empowerment

Autumn: films about change, transition, difference

Winter: films about real life, truth, factual 

 

Submission Deadline 31st August (Late Deadline 30th September)

The submission deadline is looming so act now and get a discounted submission fee.

Submit you films here through film freeway - https://t.co/56GYSJCqX4

 

Selected spring and summer submissions will be screened on Saturday 3rd February 2018, with selected autumn and winter submissions screened on Sunday 4th February 2018. 

 

Feature films will be complimented by the presentation of a selection of short films, with live music performances, art and photographic exhibitions held in the atrium over the whole weekend. 

 

Our aim is to provide a platform for film makers and artists to showcase their work in a unique and engaging festival that offers guests a first class cultural experience to all who attend.

 

Submissions for film makers, performers, artists and photographers are now open. Tickets will go on sale to the public from Monday 6th November.

 

https://www.fourseasonsfilmfestival.com

"Scrappy" to have German premiere!

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"Scrappy" will have its German premiere at the 41st Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt in Weiterstadt, Germany on August 11th, 2017. Based on a Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, the film is helmed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. "Scrappy" recounts a real-life anecdote from Don Westlake's childhood in which he had to stand up to the gun culture of the USA. Filmed and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, "Scrappy" was sc...

LAST WEEK TO SUBMIT

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NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition: One Week Left to Submit! Looking to submit your produced TV pilot or series? Submit to the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. 2017 Industry Participants include HBO, Bento Box Entertainment, IFC, Comedy Central, truTV, Jax Media, The CW, Seeso, and WEtv. More to be announced! ...

ÉCU 2018 is open for submissions!

The European Independent Film Festival, one the World's most distinctive independent film festivals, encouraging innovation and creativity and showcasing great films to audiences who appreciate and love independent cinema, invites you to submit to ÉCU 2018.   ÉCU's mantra is to Discover, Project and Promote the World's Best Independent Films and we are actively seeking innovative, absorbing and original independent films across our fourteen cat...

Call for Entries - MONSTRA 2018

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MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival was born in 2000 in order to celebrate the artistic transversality, to meet people from different arts, new artistic looks forward, using as a basis the most multidisciplinary language we know: the Animated Film. MONSTRA's 17th edition will happen from March 8th to 18th 2018. Each edition we focus retrospectives and curatorships on a guest country - MONSTRA 2018 edition's guest country is Estonia. Our competitive sections are: Feature Film, Inte...

Taiwan International Children's Film Festival

Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) was founded by Public Television Service (PTS, Taiwan) in 2004. Held biennially, it is the first film and television festival in Asia dedicated to viewers aged 12 and under. The 8th edition is scheduled for April 2018 in Taipei. 

TICFF’s mission is to encourage quality children’s programming worldwide and to engage young local viewers with valuable access to the media. In 2016, TICFF attracted close to 15,000 audience to the screening during the one-week event. 

In addition to bringing in and showing outstanding dramas, documentaries, animations and television programs, the Festival also includes an international competition with generous prizes that attracts the best works in children’s viewing to participate. 

In addition, a key part of the Festival is the “Kids as Directors” section, which focuses on works in which young filmmakers have had a key role in production. This category gives young people a chance to display their creativity and serves as another way to bring children closer to the world of film and video.

PTS has striven since its founding in 1998 to serve the people of Taiwan with the finest in television viewing for viewers of all ages. PTS has also taken on the heavy responsibility of organizing and carrying out TICFF in order to give children in Taiwan a chance to view the world from a better vantage point. Hopefully the works shown in this Festival will introduce young viewers to other cultures and other perspectives and help to broaden the horizons of all who come to the events.

Call for Entries: Taiwan International Children's Film Festival 2018

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The 8th Taiwan International Children's Film Festival (TICFF), scheduled to take place April, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, is now open for submissions till Sep. 15, 2017. TICFF was founded by Public Television Service (PTS Taiwan) in 2004. Held biennially, it is the first and largest film and television festival in Asia dedicated entirely to children, with its mission to encourage quality children’s programming and to engage young local viewers with valuable access to the media. TICFF scre...

Women in Motion: Diane Kruger

Women in Motion by Kering concluded today their third edition, conversing with Women in the film business about their experience and their contribution to equal rights for women in the industry. The guest of today's talk was actress Diane Kruger, who spoke about being an actress in the US and Europe, the differences and the fight women are giving to get equal pay and equal treatment within the competitive industry.  Here's a video excerpt from the talk:  About Diane Kruge...

Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival

Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of USA/Canada (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Columbus, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver), shining an international spotlight on films, talent and future projects from the region. High quality programming, a strong industry segment, an educational and networking platform for young filmmakers and thus generated presence of the international film industry, film authors and media representatives alongside a paying audience of over 100,000, confirm its status as the leading film festival in the region, recognised by both professionals and the wider audiences.

Michel Franco on April's Daughters

  Interview and text: Martin I. Petrov    After receiving the Uncertain Regard award for After Lucia in 2012 and competing for the Palm D’or with Chronic in 2015, Mexican director Michel Franco returns in this year's festival with April’s daughters, a family drama starring Emma Suárez (Julieta).    A contemporary take on Mexican middle class, Franco writes and directs a story about a young 17 year old who drops out of school after an unexpec...

Vanessa Redgrave's Sea Sorrow

With the recent Refugee Crisis sweeping the world, several questions have been raised. What is the purpose of taking refugees? How will countries provide for them? Why should we care about situations that are thousands of miles away? These are the questions addressed in Vanessa Redgrave’s Sea Sorrow. Redgrave made an appearance at her showing with her son and Lord Alfred Dubs. Redgrave and Dubs prefaced the film screening by stating that Europe is in trouble, “if one life is saved ...

Moschino & Cara Delevingne celebrate at Plage Magnum

Cara Delevigne joined forces with Moschino's Jeremy Scott to create a special limited edition summer bag series with ice-cream giant Magnum. To celebrate the launch they through a party at the Plage Magnum last night in Cannes, giving extra glamour to the Cannes Film Festival and inviting a great deal of French media, photographers and festival industry attendees.  The make you own ice-cream stand and inspired summer cocktails brought great vibe to the beach club, hosting exclusive e...

Robin Wright: Women in Film

Text and photos: Martin I. Petrov  While the world is in expectation of the new House of Cards season, coming on Netflix at the end of May, Robin Wright attended the very first Women in Film talk presented by Kering and Variety, in advance of the premiere of her short film The Dark of Night, at the opening of Cannes Classics tonight at 8 pm at the Bunuel Theatre.  The American actress, producer and director spoke about the empowering change for women in the film industry, about her...

Last Chance for Discounted Entry: Submit to the 13th Annual Independent Pilot Competition Today!

Looking to submit your produced TV pilot or series? Submit to the Independent Pilot Competition (IPC), the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. For discounted entry, submit by the Regular Deadline, May 31!   Regular Deadline: Wednesday, May 31 ($50 entry fee) Final Deadline: Wednesday, June 28 ($100 entry fee)   Don’t miss your chanc...

Clubbable App hits Cannes with a beach launch party

  The Clubbable app is finally coming to the most exclusive and prestigious film festival, following its success in London, where partygoers use the app to access all VIP lounges and exclusive events in the UK capital.  Designed in Sweden, the app is developed to connect party venues with customers who want to get access  promos, VIP experiences and attend exclusive events.  To launch their presence in Cannes, Clubbable is throwing the ultimate beach party on the 19th of...

One Week Left to Submit!

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ONE WEEK LEFT: Submit to NYTVF Scripts Today! Only one week left to submit to the Second Annual NYTVF Scripts Competition. Submit by Tuesday, May 16 for the opportunity to have your script read and considered by the largest group of industry partners on the TV Festival landscape. NYTVF Scripts is accepting original comedy and drama series pilot scripts from around the world. Want to get your script in front of TV decision-makers? Submit to NYTVF Scripts and join the indie television movement...

Cinema City IFF Call for entries - Up to 10,000 Bucks

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Call for low budget films Cinema City International Film Festival invites filmmakers from all across the globe to apply for the Up to 10,000 Bucks selection. This selection is one of the most appealing festival programs which presents films made with no budget or with a budget of less than USD 10,000. Thanks to this authentic program, every year festival goers have a beautiful chance to enjoy unique low-budget auteur films from all over the world. The Festival will take into consideration only...

Dates announced for the Reggio Film Festival 2017. Last month to submit short films.

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Dear Filmmaker/Producer/Distributor, we are pleased to announce that the Reggio Film Festival will return on 3-12 November 2017. We remind you that the deadline for submissions to the 16th edition of Reggio Film Festival is May the 31st, 2017. The competition is open to all filmmakers and includes the following sections: - HEROES: short movies related to this theme, in all its possible meanings and suggestions; - Family: short movies suitable for children and f...

"Scrappy" selected to Coffi - CortOglobo Film Festival in Italy!

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"Scrappy" has been selected to play the Coffi - CortOglobo Film Festival at the Castello Doria in Angri, Italy May 25-27, 2017. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It recounts a time during his childhood in small-town America when he had to stand up to the gun culture. The film was shot on Canon's C300 by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona who also edited and color graded. GC Johnson...

Submit your film for only $15

CALL FOR ENTRIES Late Deadline: August 31, 2017 Grenada Afterglow Film Festival Short films, 30 minutes and under. For a complete list of guidelines, categories, and awards, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GrenadaAfterglowFilmFestival. ...

Fantoche - Call for entries 2017

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The film submission is now open and Fantoche looks forward to receiving new films in 2017! All animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2017 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2016 and last no longer than 40 minutes. Submission is now open, until 25 May 2017. Please submit via FilmFreeway (free of charge): https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Fantoche The international show of animation film has become one of the world’s most prominent animation fe...

OPEN NOW: Submit to NYTVF Scripts - Accepting Comedy & Drama TV Pilot Scripts

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Are you an aspiring TV writer? Want to get your work in front of agents, managers, and development execs across the TV and digital landscape? Submit to NYTVF Scripts for a chance to have your project named an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Television Festival, become eligible for awards and development deals from NYTVF partners,  participate in the 2017 NYTVF Writers Workshop, and engage with the largest collection of television decision-makers anywhere on the Festival circuit. ...
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