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Seeking Volunteers and Interns for the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival June 1-9, 2016

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VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are undoubtedly the foundation of the LA Film Festival. With over 200 screenings and events held over 9 days, the Festival would not be able to function without Volunteers holding a variety of pivotal roles. Not only do Volunteers work behind the scenes, they are also at the forefront of the Festival, ensuring that our filmmakers and guests have a truly enjoyable experience. Whether it’s working in theater operations, answering ticketing questions or setting up Q&am...

Not Your Skin Trans Documentary Is Brym's New Film Project

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Brym's new documentary takes on a touchy subject We are all by now somewhat familiar with some of the more visible transgender personalities in our society. Who are they really and what does it mean to be transgender? Since her first feature film Butterflies (2009), director Ester Brym have not stopped and this will be her 4th documentary film. She is currently in production and raising money to finish the project by the end of this year. The film follows ordinary men and women wh...

Australian film Goldstone to open Sydney FF

The 63rd Sydney Film Festival today announced the World Premiere of Goldstone, a stylish and intelligent outback noir from acclaimed Indigenous writer/director Ivan Sen, as the Opening Night Film, screening at the State Theatre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 June.  Sydney Film Festival’s Opening Night is proudly presented by Lexus Australia.  Goldstone is the fourth feature by award-winning filmmaker Sen and stars Aaron Pederson who reprises his role o...

70th Edinburgh FF to close with Whisky Galore!

Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to announce that the much anticipated remake of the iconic Scottish comedy Whisky Galore! will close the 70th edition of the festival on Sunday 26th June 2016. Inspired by Sir Compton Mackenzie’s 1947 novel, Whisky Galore! is written by award-winning screenwriter Peter McDougall and based on the true story of a shipwreck off the coast of Eriskay of a ship sailing for America with a cargo of export-only alco...

Open Call for Up to 10,000 Bucks Program at the Cinema City Festival

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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 films released in 2015 and...

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Films

From the 20 to 26 April the 16th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film provides an exciting insight into the Eastern genre cinema and shows as usual a wide range of the best current film productions of this area. In view of the current political climate in Europe, the goEast Film Festival hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut focuses once again on cultural cooperation and intensifies in this regard its efforts in the field of human-rights filmmaking. Through its p...

"Through the Pane" to have Asian Premiere in Beijing!

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"Through the Pane" will have its Asian premiere in the documentary section of the Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China April 16-23, 2016. The film is based on the memoir chapter written by director Dawn Westlake's father about the acceptance of his wife's death. Donald and Helen Gum Westlake were happily married for 62 years. "Through the Pane" won the Best International Director prize for Westlake in February at the film's premiere in the 38th an...

Cannes to open with Woody Allen's Café Society

  The 69th Festival International du Film de Cannes will launch with a screening of Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society, on Wednesday 11 May in the Palais des Festivals’s Grand Théâtre Lumière as an Official Selection Out of Competition title. It’s a record-breaking coup for the New York director who has already opened the Festival twice, in 2002 with Hollywood Ending, and again in 2011 with Midnight in Paris.   The...

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $27,000 in Cash Prizes Promised MILWAUKEE – Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – Milwaukee Film is now accepting entries for the 8th annual Milwaukee Film Festival, Sept. 22 – Oct. 6, 2016. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths will be considered. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday, June 8. The festival is in its fifth year of offering free submissi...

Video of Berlinale 2016 Look inside the EFM, Spot the winners

The Berlin film festival is the first major European film festival  kicking off the new year on the festival circuit. Always bustling with new talents and films Berlinale also hosts The European Film Market. Berlin is an exciting must go to film event where distributors, sale agents, educators and creatives gather for deals and new ideas. We hope to see you there next year! Get in touch with filmfestivals.com we'd love to meet you...and thank you for watching! -  Watch this late...

"Through the Pane" has its South American premiere in Brazil!

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"Through the Pane" had its South American premiere at the Arraial Cine Fest in Porto Seguro, Brazil on February 29th, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, the film was shot and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The original score is by Alvarez-featured guitarist GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on Arraial Cine Fest: http://jornaldosol.com.br/index.php/cultura/1400-comeca-a-8-edicao-do-arrai...

"Through the Pane" to play Festimatge in Catalunya in April!

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"Through the Pane" has been accepted out of 630 entries to the 22nd annual Festimatge in Calella, Spain (near Barcelona). The festival takes place April 2-24, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, "Through the Pane" was shot and edited by Barcelona-native Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. For more info on the list of nominees for the Torrete Trophy visit: http://www.festimatge.org/curts_torretes_llist...

"Through the Pane" accepted to Asterfest in Macedonia!

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Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. is happy to announce the acceptance of "Through the Pane" to the 12th annual Asterfest in Strumica, Macedonia for May 27-31, 2016. The film is based on a personal memoir written by director Dawn Westlake's father. It was shot and edited in Wheaton, IL, USA by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. A score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on the festival: http://www.asterfest.mk/ For more info on "Through the Pane&qu...

United States of Love: Press Conference Highlights

by Martin I. Petrov  United States of Love is Tomasz Wasilewski's third feature film, premiering today at the Berlinale Competition. It tells the story of four women in post-communist Poland in early 1990. A dark and simultaneously humorous insight in the lives of female figures and their fights for love.  At the press conference, held early this morning, Wasilewski and the cast presented the film at the last day of competition screenings at the Berlinale.  Julia Kijows...

12th Jecheon International Music and Film Festival

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (제천국제음악영화제, JIMFF) strives to be both a celebration of film set in Jecheon City and music for all generations and musical tastes. Jecheon is located in Chungcheongbuk province in central Korea.

Maggie's Plan: Press Conference

  by Martin I. Petrov    Maggie’s Plan, Rebecca Miller’s new dramatic comedy starring Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig and Ethan Hawke received its European premiere at the 66th Berlinale Panorama section yesterday evening at the Friedrichstadt Palast Theatre.    The film is a contemporary story, following young Maggie who leaves and works in NYC. She is convinced that at the approach of her thirties, she wants to have a child and is seeking a sperm donor....

Little Men by Ira Sachs: Review and Q&A

  by Martin I. Petrov    Original Title: Little Men (2016)  Director: Ira Sachs With: Greg Kinnear, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Paulina Garcia    New York based director Ira Sachs returns to Berlin two years after Love is Strange with a coming of age story about friendship and the struggle of embracing adulthood.    Little Men is an everyday story about two fourteen year old boys, Jake and Toni, who meet when the first m...

Midnight Special - Press Conference

by Martin I. Petrov  Midnight special by US director Jeff Nichols, one of the most highly anticipated premieres at the 66th Berlinale Competition tells the story of a father (Michael Shannon) who begins a journey with his eight year old son, convinced that his special powers are of great importance to humanity.  Jeff Nichols, whose previous films Mud and Take shelter put the dircetor in the spotlight of the film festival circuit, returns to Berlin after his 2007 debut in ...

Berlinale 2016: Jury Press Conference

By Martin I. Petrov  The 66th Berlinale is opening tonight at the Berlinale Palast with Coen bros' "Hail, Caesar" premiere gathering an all star cast, along with the international jury of this year's festival. Meryl Streep, head of the jury will attend along with fellow jurors actor Clive Owen, actress Alba Rohrwacher, actor Lars Eidinger, film critic Nick James, director Malgorzata Szumowska and photographer Brigitte Lacombe.  The press conference for the interna...

DocuTIFF

DOCUMENTARY TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

DocuTIFF is excited to invite filmmakers to submit to the second edition of 2016 festival, which will take place in Tirana, this coming June, 1–8, 2016 in the open air theater of the University of Arts.

DocuTIFF aims to encouraging documentary film production in Albania and to give more chances to our filmmakers finding cooperation and enabling mutual contacts with their colleagues in our region, to build up a favorable climate creation in Albania and wider in region for development and cooperation of such productions.

PROGRAM

Open to any filmmaker from around the world DocuTIFF showcases the very best in documentary cinema from around the world, special programs & screenings, workshops & master classes, retrospectives, homage & tributes, international guests together with Galá Awards and other special events.

DocuTIFF invites all documentaries from established and debut filmmakers alike to submit their films in those categories:

International Competition

In Albanian Competition

 

REFLECTING ALBANIA is a special program dedicated to the foreign filmmakers who have produced their films in Albania or in Albanian speaking territory.

 

JURY & AWARDS

On the occasion of this second edition of DocuTIFF, two international juries will evaluate and then select the best documentaries with awards presented on the closing ceremony.

Other juries are Media Jury and In Albanian Jury.

 

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Best Feature

Best Middle Length

Best Short

Best Film in Albanian

Best European Feature

Best European Short

Best Debut Film

Media Award

Audience Award

Internet Vote

 

Official awards consist of a statue and a diploma. The cash prize in DocuTIFF is determined by the available budget.

Special awards can be given by organizers, Festival director, sponsors and partners, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc.

 

NEW FEATURES – PARALEL SCREENINGS

DocuTIFF has the pleasure to announce four optional services available for applicants.

The applicants must apply clearly for each one of these new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.

 

1. DocuTIFF.TV Competition

With our media partners we offer the possibility to directors screening their films (selected for the official competitive program or not) to the Albanian audience and win the TV audience awards in the same categories. 

 

2. DocuTIFF Online Library

With our partners altcine and altcineAction! TIFF offer the online presentation of each film, in a dedicated page, as a part of a film library, with all related information and with the possibility to receive comments from the international Internet audience and industry.  The screening of films is open to anyone without charges. The films will be available for viewing in the film library as long as director/producer wishes.

 

3. DocuTIFF Market Corner

DocuTIFF will create a market corner during the nine days, where potential buyers can watch all films and make their selection. DocuTIFF will also act as a festival promoter and distributor. In case of financial contract with a distributor, DocuTIFF will receive a fee of 5%.

 

4. DocuTIFF on Tour

DocuTIFF will act as ambassador for the submitted films and will travel with a selection to other Albanian cities during the year. DocuTIFF will also propose special screenings to other regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme of each collaborative festival.

LYFF Submission Deadline is 18 December 2016

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Regular Submission Deadline is December 18th for Leeds Young Film Festival Leeds Young Film Festival is dedicated to supporting young and old, emerging or established, national and international filmmakers and host competitions both for short films BY young people, and for short and feature films FOR young people. Young independent filmmakers have the chance to win £500 worth of cash prizes. This is your chance to submit your shorts and features to Leeds Young Film Festival 201...

Leeds Young Film Festival

Leeds Young Film Festival takes place every Easter and welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind in the north of England.

Now in its 17th year, the festival features a programme of the best new and unseen cinema for young people from around the world, made both for and by young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. It takes place in three of the city’s most loved venues and is the highlight for film lovers, filmmakers and budding film stars from the age of five years upwards.

1st Annual L.A. Post Fest

The Los Angeles Post Production Group is pleased to announce the 1st Annual L.A. Post Fest. This is a unique editing competition that will challenge entrants to use their post production skills, their creative vision and their storytelling abilities. 

Each entrant will receive footage from the short sci-fi film "Protocol", which was shot on 4K with the URSA camera on a green-screen stage, as well as music from Sony Creative Software and images from the European Southern Observatory. They will be offered Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 12 if they would like or they can use any system of their choice to create the best version of this film. 

Our esteemed panel of industry judges will choose the 5 winning films to be mastered and sound mixed in 5.1 and screened at our Festival in May 2016 in Los Angeles. These films will also receive approximately $20,000 worth of prizes. 

Please visit www.lapostfest.org for more information and details. 

Early Bird Entry - November 15, 2015 - December 20, 2015 
Regular Entry - December 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016 
Late Entry - February 1, 2015 - February 7, 2016 

***A reduced student rate is also available with valid school ID. 


We look forward to seeing your version of the film! 
 

5 YEARS FUKUSHIMA - NUCLEAR FILMS WANTED

Five years Fukushima, 30 years Chernobyl, 37 years Three Mile Island. In 2016 the International Uranium Film Festival will be held in Los Angeles in March, in Rio de Janeiro in May and in Berlin in September.   The festival is interested in any film about nuclear energy, nuclear accidents and use and risks of radioactivity in general. From the Three Mile Island nuclear accident to Chernobyl, from the radioactive accident in Goiânia (Brazil) to Fukushima. The deadline f...

Call for entry: URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL 2016

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December 03, 2015 / Press Release   2016 URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES - THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE MARCH 24 TO 28 IN LOS ANGELES, MAY 20 TO 28 IN RIO DE JANEIRO AND IN SEPTEMBER IN BERLIN   Rio de Janeiro (December 03, 2015) — The International Uranium Film Festival announced the last call for entries for the 2016 festival screenings.  The Regular Deadline is December 31, 2015 and the Final Deadline is January 31, 2016. The annual fe...
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