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CALL FOR ENTRIES: SOCCER/FILM FESTIVAL

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Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival is accepting submissions for our 2017 festival events.  We accept shorts, features, narratives and documentarties- as long as they are soccer related.   ...

SCENECS International Debut Film Festival

The SCENECS International Debut Film Festival (est. 2006) is a Dutch filmfestival that is organized every year in March and is being held in de city’s Hilversum and Amersfoort. SCENECS offers new directors and producers the possibility to show their FIRST (or SECOND) film to the big public.

Trailer for Martin Scorsese's Silence

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Check out the trailer for latest Martin Scorsese movie Silence.  The film takes place in 17th Century and stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as two Portuguese missionaries who travel to Japan to search for their mentor (Liam Neeson) and minister to Christian's who have been outlawed. Scorsese has been developing Silence since 1990 and is a significant passion project for the director. One things for certain - it looks epic.      ...

ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival 2017 is OPEN for SUBMISSIONS!

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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival has been dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world for twelve years now. Often described as Europe’s answer to Sundance, our annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. These qualities are judged in 14 categories, and compete for 25 awards. Jury members come from around the globe, have a variety of backgr...

18th Leeds Young Film Festival Calling for Submissions

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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 18th 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 lo...

Visions du Réel - Heading towards South Africa and new poster 2017

Heading towards South Africa and the new poster in the colours of the «Rainbow Nation» Visions du Réel will honour many different shades of documentary filmmaking in its 48th edition: South Africa, the ‘Rainbow Nation’ (as per Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate), offers a multifaceted, intense and exciting film production. For the seventh consecutive time the Festival wil

Visions du Réel – Festival International de Cinéma Nyon

Visions du Réel is one of the only Swiss film festivals to present a majority of its films as world or international premieres. It also offers the unique opportunity to meet the film directors, which are present at each first screening of the films. The Festival is also a stepping stone for new talent. The prestigious Oscars and the European Film Awards academies have opened their doors to films screened at Visions du Réel. Alongside a very varied programme, the Festival also offers masterclasses, debates with film directors, meetings with professionals and many cultural mediation activities.

The Festival also has a film market, the Doc Outlook – International Market (DOCM), one of the most important in Europe. The DOCM selects and promotes films at every stage of their development and offers a key networking platform for professionals from all around the world.

In addition to the Festival, Visions du Réel On Tour promotes  the cinéma du réel all year long by organising screenings all over Switzerland.

Awards of the 57th Thessaloniki IFF

  The Awards of the 57th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL were announce last night, after ten days of a successful 57th edition. Here are teh awarded in all section:    The International Jury of the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Amir Naderi, Director, Iran - Jury President Sofian El Fani, Director of photography, Tunisia Frédérique Moreau, Screenwriter, France Peter Scarlet, Consultant, p...

40th Fest for Through the Pane!

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AtlantiDoc Festival in Atlantida, Uruguay is the 40th festival selection for "Through the Pane". The film will play there between December 6-10, 2016. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father Donald G. Westlake about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were happily married for 62 years. The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Carrizo-Vilarroig also edited and did special effects. "Through the Pa...

"Scrappy" to have World Premiere in the UK!

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"Scrappy", a new film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., will have its world premiere on November 10th, 2016 at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge, England with Reel Women UK. The night of films will focus on USA election issues. "Scrappy" was selected by Reel Women UK because of its treatment of the issue of gun violence in the United States. Helmed by Dawn Westlake, "Scrappy" is based on a real-life incident from her father, Donald G. Westlake's chi...

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Founded by three local independent filmmakers, The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is the first and only film festival of its kind held in Kew Gardens, NYC, and its surrounding neighborhoods. Running for 10 days in August, the festival will showcase more than 100 films of all genres from around the world. Films will be shown at Queens' only operating art house theater—Kew Gardens Cinemas, located in the heart of Kew Gardens in Queens NY. The festival will culminate with a grand award ceremony gala on the rooftop penthouse of the world-famous Terrace on the Park, built for the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Conveniently located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, it features panoramic views of some of Queens' greatest landmarks, including the renowned Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion. Awards will honor the best films presented at the festival, and winners will walk away with beautiful statuettes. What makes our Festival stand out from the other opportunities available to filmmakers is that we are focusing on the TRULY independent film, not the film that is funded by the indie film division of a major studio. Nor are we focusing on what celebrity or 'name' actor may be in your film. We want to see the work of filmmakers and their teams who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into making their vision come to life. We are showcasing the best in all genres, including themes often overlooked by other major film festivals, like Horror, Sci-Fi, LGBT, Comedy, Animation and Experimental. We are a Film Festival founded by independent filmmakers, so we have a great understanding of the filmmaker needs when it comes to getting films made and in front of an audience. Along with filmmaker Q&A's after each screening, we will also be holding industry panels featuring some of the best names in independent cinema discussing their strategies, their struggles and how they broke into the film business. Other panels will consist of conversations with independent Producers, Casting Directors and Distributors. Our goal is to bring back and remind people why film festivals exist in the first place - which is to give otherwise unknown filmmakers the opportunity to screen their film in front of large audiences and have their work seen. In addition, we will be screening all our films in an actual operating Art House movie theater, unlike other festivals that show their films in screening rooms or otherwise other rented facilities that aren't prepared to screen films the way they should be. Upon acceptance each filmmaker will receive up to four (4) Filmmaker Badges that will allow access to all the screenings and panels being held throughout the festival, along with exclusive access to our Filmmaker Cafe & Lounge. Filmmaker badge holders will also be entitled to a 5% discount on all merchandise being sold at the festival. All selected filmmakers and respective cast & crew will be given the opportunity to purchase Gala Award tickets at a 30% discount. Opening night will consist of a meet the filmmakers mixer, where filmmakers will have the opportunity to network and promote their film with other festival attendees. Certain selected films to be featured in our Festival Spotlight programming will have a red carpet premiere as well as an after party hosted by the festival. Our Opening and Closing night films will consist of specially invited premieres following a red carpet event. While the festival will not be offering transportation or lodging for its inaugural year, through our sponsors we will be offering discounts and coupon codes to be used towards Hotel accommodations and commuting. We guarantee to have distributors and producers in attendance alongside our selected panel of industry professionals who make up our Jury. Winners for every category will each be receiving a personally engraved unique statuette. Industry guests who have expressed interest in participating in our festival are Lloyd Kaufman, founder of TROMA films; Larry Fessenden, actor/writer/director/producer with Glass Eye Pix; Joe Minion, writer of Vampires Kiss, After Hours. Our Festival will be taking place in Kew Gardens Queens in NYC, USA. Our venue, THE KEW GARDENS CINEMAS is Queens' only art house theater dedicated solely to playing independent and foreign films. Named one of the top 7 theaters in Queens, the theater was built in the 1930's and it is one of the oldest movie theaters still operating in NYC. A little known area of NYC, Kew Gardens and its surrounding neighborhoods - Forest Hills, Rego Park, Woodhaven and Glendale - are a major stomping ground for most television shows being shot today in New York. Not only is Kew Gardens known as the neighborhood that raised comedians Rodney Dangerfield and Ray Romano, but just a few minutes away is the recently built Broadway Stages. This area of Queens has now been featured in several blockbuster Hollywood films like The Babysitter, Goodfellas and Spiderman as well as major Network TV shows including- Daredevil, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Get Down, Luke Cage and SNL.

57 Thessaloniki Festival opened last night

The 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival opened last night with an original and fresh start for the new director of the festival, Greek Film critic, editor and former Athens Film Festival Director Orestis Andreadakis, who took her from Dimitri Eipides at the beginning of the year.      At the historic Olympion Theatre, the ceremony hosted Greek actors Themis Batzaka and Stelios Mainas, who managed with spot on jokes and great vibe to welcome the audience and speak ab...

Thessaloniki IFF 2016: Full line up

The 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is just days away, starting this coming Thursday. The full line-up was announced las week in teh official press conference. The festival will open on Thursday night with Jim Jarmusch's latest film 'Paterson', continuing its festival circuit journey after premiering in Cannes last May. The film stars Adam Driver and tells the story of a bus driver in New Jersey who secretly aspires to become a poet.  The festival runs Novembe...

World of Film Festival Glasgow 2017: Submissions Open

The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema.  Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below.    ...

Mallorca Film Fest 2016: All you need to know

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, set in the heart of Mallorca's buzzing and culturally rich center of Palma, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival's 5th edition. The nine-day festival will take place, November 3rd-12th, 2016, and includes a festival tribute award to legendary actor/director Danny DeVito, a Gala Opening Night, narrative and documentary competition sections, a Drive in Cinema section at Port Adriano, and a Virtual Reality...

Two More Fests for "Through the Pane"!

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"Through the Pane" has been accepted to two festivals for the month of November, bringing the total to 39. The film will play the Davis Film Festival in Davis, CA, USA on November 6th, 2016. It was also chosen from over 3000 entries from 46 nations to play the Festival de Cinemistica in Granada, Spain from November 16-December 17, 2016. "Through the Pane" is based on the memoir chapter by Donald G. Westlake about his acceptance of his wife's death. They were very happil...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - 2017 ART OF BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL

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CALL FOR ENTRIES! Submissions are now open for the 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (June 7-11, 2017.) AoBFF is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn film and media. We program films of all lengths and genres that have a connection to the BK scene through cast/crew, production, or location. AoBFF is a creative hub, platform and showcase for independent film and media makers in Brooklyn and around the world. We partner with film dis...

Avant Premiere Music + Media Market 2017

The international trade fair for performing arts films

Decision makers and market players come together for four days of intensive network and business opportunities with partners from all over the world. The Avant Première audience is complemented by funding institutions, opera houses, orchestras, music labels, dance companies, festivals and entrepreneurs like directors, script writers and artists, valuing the event as a framework to advance the international art film business. A comprehensive programme around the Avant Première Screenings includes panels facing current sectoral dynamics, Special Presentations featuring industry innovations of the industry, Special Screenings presenting full length evening screenings of acclaimed performing arts films; The Booth Area invites companies to represent themselves in a branded environment, Individual Presentation Rooms allow quiet space for individual presentations and screenings, the Networking Lounge provides space for business meetings.

Avant Première is hosted by IMZ International Music + Media Centre, a global networking platform of leading international production companies, public TV stations, broadcasting and distribution institutions, opera houses, cultural and educational institutions, festivals and music labels. It is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of music and dance in the audiovisual media.

Among its 150 international members are major market players like the BBC, ZDF, ARTE, the Metropolitan Opera New York, Universal Music as well as individual members like composers, choreographers, musicians and directors. IMZ engages in networking events and activities from programming for film festivals to dance film competitions around the globe and holds a comprehensive film database and directory for the cultural film industry creating synergies for its members.

Asian Film Market 2016 Daily Day 1

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WoFF Glasgow wraps third edition

The third edition of the World of Film Intrenational Festival in Glasgow, Scotland wrapped this Sunday, awarding First Features, Women Directors and Balkan filmmakres across their three main sections.  This year's festival moved a step further by supporting the project of preserving and refurbishing the oldest Music Hall in the city of Glasgow - Britannia Panopticon where the majority of the events were held.  In collaboration with NisiMasa: The European Network of Young Cinema...

WoFF 2016: The Awards

WoFF: World of Film International Film Festival has just wrapped up this year’s edition at Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon Music Hall. The 2016 members of the jury Colin Kennedy, Bruno Chatelin and Laurie Gordon, who unanimously confirmed their excitement about this year’s official selection of the festival are announcing the following awards: - Best Feature Film: Tierra Caliente by Laura Plancarte | with a special mention to Get Happy by M...

Call for entries October 2016

Call for Entries for the 9th Fastnet Film Festival Announced, with an increased prize fund of €10,750. We are delighted to announce the 'Call for Entries' of the 9th Fastnet Film Festival, which will be held in Schull from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th of May 2017. All submission entries must have been completed no earlier than 1st January 2015 and not been entered into the festival in previous years. Submissions may be made through FilmFreeway, just follow the link https://film...

"Through the Pane" in Twickenham Alive Film Fest!

"Through the Pane" played the Twickenham Alive Film Festival in the UK on October 2nd, 2016. This is the 36th festival acceptance for "Through the Pane". Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father about his acceptance of the death of her mother. They were very happily married for 62 years. The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Pol also edited and did visual effects. "Through the ...

Chennai Rainbow Film Festival 2016: Call for film submission

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Hi   Greetings from Chennai Dost!   Chennai Dost is a community based group for Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals (LGB) in South India. Our main objective is to create a safe, non-sexual, all inclusive, healthy social space and to provide a platform to dialogue about sexual identities, gender, lifestyles and rights.   As a community initiative, Chennai Dost is organizing an LGBT Film Festival since 2012 and invites submissions to screen LGBT t...

The site for "Scrappy" is now live!

The website for Ron de Cana Productions' 18th short film, "Scrappy", is now live! http://www.dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/scrappy/index.html Give it a click to find out more about the making of the piece, cast & crew bios, a trailer, comments, film stills, ...etc.!   ...
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