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Portland Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions for 2015

PORTLAND, OR—Portland Film Festival (September 1st – 7th, 2015) is excited to announce its Call for Entries in all categories including student, transmedia, web, short and feature length films. The largest and most highly attended film festival in Oregon in 2013, PDXFF presented over 145 features/documentary films and short films to an audience of more than 525,000 (23k in person and over 500k online). The festival had over 300 volunteers, 236 visiting and local cast and crew fro...

First Animation Day at Cannes 2015

  Sketch by Nesta Morgan www.art4film.com/ By Martin I. Petrov, Montreal Intl Animation FF Coordinator  The first Animation Day at the Cannes Film Festival, that took place today at the Horyou Village, located at the grounds of Le Grand Hotel Cannes created a fertile ground for animation producers, filmmakers and animation lovers to share news around their work, while attending a panel discussion and a screening of Best Of films from MIAFF 2015. Among the films screened were T...

Games People Play to be projected at Awards Nights/Twickenham Alive Film Fest 2015!

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"Games People Play", the 2014 comedy film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., will be projected at Awards Night on June 12th, 2015 at the Twickenham Alive Film Festival in Twickenham, UK as the Best International Comedy. http://www.twickenhamfilmfestival.com/index.html Helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film stars reknowned former Second City artistic director David Razowsky (from "Late Night with David Letterman" with Albert Brooks, etc.) and newcomer Mark Jacobson, along with W...

The Awards of the 68th Festival De Cannes

    The 68th Festival de Cannes Award Winners   The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes, presided by Joel and Ethan Coen, has revealed the names of the 2015 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. After paying tribute to Jean Zay, a resistance hero and founder of the Festival, Lambert Wilson welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The Belgian actress, Cécile de France, had t...

Louder Than Bombs (Competition) - Review

Louder than bombs, dir. Joachim Trier, US/ Norway 2015 - Cannes 2015 Competition    By Martin I. Petrov   How easy it is to forget the past if you’re reminded of it on every single step you make to design the future? Joachim Trier’s third film Louder than bombs, loud in emotions and precise in its storytelling, explores the consequences of forgiveness, betrayal, love and death.  Teaming up again with Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31, Blind) on the script, Trier ...

"Sicario" Delivers A Gripping Thriller

Anytime you have the prolific Roger Deakins on set and powerful performances on screen, it is hard not to have a good film. Dennis Villeneuve's new masterpiece Sicario is, however, better than good. This action packed gripping crime drama that features Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benecio Del Toro is exceptional across the board and potentially has some oscar nominations coming its way. It is really no wonder why the film got a reportedly seven minute standing ovation at its premiere...

Terror Film Festival 2015 Call For Entries is OPEN

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Terror Film Festival is a blood-chilling, alien-probing, super-thrilling online international film festival designed for filmmakers and screenwriters that runs every October! And our Call For Entries is now open! We are the only film festival in the world that offers the opportunity for filmmakers and screenwriters to get major exposure by bringing the audience right to their film. Also, being online removes the shackles of venue limitations (which limits the amount of people who can s...

The Lobster - Review

  By Martin I. Petrov ‘Put your headphones on and wait for my sign. We need to press play at the same moment to be synchronised and dance.’ Two loners, each holding their own music player surrender to the melancholic sound only they can hear among the trees in a silent forest. Only a split second is enough for one to venture into Yiorgos Lanthimos’ nostalgic ode to solitude.  The loners, this is how we call them. Ordinary singles, in the not so distant future, ar...

Brazilian Yellow Oscars To 4 European Films

  Rio de Janeiro, 15/05/2015 - The Brazilian born International Uranium Film Festival is a global festival dedicated to films about all aspects of nuclear power: from uranium mining to nuclear power plants, atomic bombs and atomic waste, from Hiroshima to Fukushima. The Jury of the 5th International Uranium Film Festival has now selected five films that receive the Festival's Yellow Oscar Awards 2015 and that will be honoured in Rio de Janeiro and Be...

Radu Muntean: Interview for One Floor Below

Radu Muntean is a Romanian Filmmaker. His fifth feature film One Floor Below (Un Etaj Mai Jos) is at the Un Certain Regard section of the 68th Festival De Cannes.  Patrascu lives happy family life in contemporary Romania. After he witnesses domestic quarrel that ends up with a murder, Patrascu's world is challenged and he is called to discover a side of his character he never explored before.    Interview: Martin I. Petrov Photo credits: Chloé Vollmer-Lo   ...

The Lobster - Press Conference

by Martin I. Petrov Being among the films that got exceptional reception by press and industry professionals, The Lobster by Greek director Yiorgos Lanthimos premiered this morning and it was followed by an all star cast press conference, including Colin Farrel, Rachel Weizs and Lea Seydoux. Among the highlights of the conference was Lanthimos' will to return to his homecountry to do films, but as he explained - it is still extremely difficult. We asked him about the female empowerment in...

Tale of Tales - Review

Il Racconto dei Racconti / Tale of Tales, dir. Matteo Garrone, Italy, 2015 - 68e Festival De Cannes Competition  Martin I. Petrov     A composition of stories we’ve heard and fruitful thoughts of fairytale dreams - in the Tale of Tales, Matteo Garrone gets something new, something old and something borrowed in an attempt to create an adventurous epos.  The Italian director of Gomorrah and Reality returns to the Croisette, this year in Competition with Il Racconto...

YoFi Fest now accepting submissions!

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YoFi Fest (a/k/a The Yonkers Film Festival) has officially announced its call for entries for its third annual film festival taking place on October 22nd to 25th, 2015 and is currently offering a special discounted rate for students and alumni who submit their films now.     YoFi Fest is an eco-friendly festival, so to reduce waste and environmental impact, films can be submitted digitally at YoFiFest.com. The submission period is open through August, with the films accepte...

Movie Star Karine Vanasse at Uranium Film Festival 2015

Rio de Janeiro/Quebec 14/05/2015 - The International Uranium Film Festival thanks Canadian movie star Karine Vanasse for her support and presence at the opening of the festival in Quebec City, April 2015.  "We are very honoured to have stars like Karine Vanasse or like the famous Indian actress Amala Akkineni from Hyderabad on our side", says the Festival´s executive director Marcia Gomes de Oliveira. The question of nuclear power is an important but also at the same time...

The Yellow Oscars of 2015 go to ..

Five Yellow Oscar Awards went to films from France, Spain, Ukraine, USA and Germany/Denmark Rio de Janeiro, 12/05/2015 - The International Uranium Film Festival was held this year for the first time in Quebec City and Montreal. During nine days, between April 15th to 24th, the festival screened more than 40 documentaries and movies about nuclear power: from uranium mining to nuclear power plants, atomic bombs and atomic waste. The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) was ...

Dawn Westlake featured in the World of Shorts CANNES Edition!

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FEATURED in the 2015 Cannes Edition of World of Shorts Magazine is Dawn Westlake...precisely because she doesn't make FEATURES. Read the two-page spread here, available online and in hard copy at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival: http://issuu.com/daazo/docs/cannes2015/55?e=0 (There's also a quick Q&A with Westlake on the contributors' page: http://issuu.com/daazo/docs/cannes2015/5?e=0 )   ...

Animated Film “Anne Frank’s Diary” to Release Online This Fall

First animated adaptation of “Anne Frank’s Diary” to stream online and VOD   Critically-acclaimed feature “Anne Frank’s Diary” will release its new remastered 2015 HD version on VOD and online platforms this Fall. “Anne Frank’s Diary” is the first animated feature film adaption of the widely popular book, produced by Globe Trotter Network (France) and A-N Committee (Japan), in collaboration with the Anne Frank Fonds. Produced in ful...

Third edition of The Classic Film Market in Lyon

The 3rd edition of the Classic Film Market will take place on Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday, October 15, 2015 The Heritage: A global economy, a classic film market, industry professionals. For three days, film industry professionals (producers, distributors, cinema operators, television broadcasters, rights holders, institutional organizations ...) gather to discuss and exchange views on the present state and the future of c...

The Versatile Group of Hollywood: Introduces Versatile Films and Multimedia Resources, during the Cannes International Film Fest

Roster of Versatile Films and Planned Projects During the 68th International Film Festival Du Cannes, Versatile Films are being introduced to the Market by The Versatile Group of Hollywood. According to Marisela D'Baldriche, CEO and producer of The Versatile Group of Hollywood, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the roster of Versatile Film projects that will be available are listed at http://www.cinando.com/theversatilegroupofhollywood. "Latas Vacias (Empty Cans)...

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

OUR MISSION  

The mission of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people to attendees of the community at large. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current to historic global perspectives.

Call For Entry - 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival

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26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival – February 4-14, 2016 – San Diego, CA - USA  http://www.sdcjc.org/sdjff/ The San Diego Jewish Film Festival (SDJFF) is part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (SDCJC) at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS in La Jolla, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Since its inception in 1990, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival has become one of the largest and most prestigious fe...

THE GRAND RAPIDS FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL

The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival is a celebration of films made by and for feminists, women-identified, genderqueer, people of color, and other under-represented groups. We are seeking short films from or featuring feminist-identified and women-identified filmmakers. Professionals, amateurs, students and community members locally, nationally and internationally are all welcome to submit. The film festival will be held Sunday,  September 13, 2015 at Wealthy Theatre  in  Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 
To be considered, films must:
 
Have been directed, written and/or produced by feminist or woman-identified person(s) or feature these people in the film
Be less than 20 minutes in length
Include trigger warnings when necessary
Fall in line with social justice advocacy

SoundTrack_Cologne 12

SoundTrack_Cologne will take place for the 12th time in 2015. It is the largest German trade fair for music and sound in film, games and media, and a source of inspiration for the growing landscape of festivals and congresses in Europe. In some 30 round tables, panels, workshops and networking events, the focus is on current developments in the culture, law, marketing and technics of media music as well as business cases, professionalization and networking. The training of the younger generation of students is a central theme. And for the general public, there are also about 30 festival events with films about music.

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