New York's Beneath the Earth Film Festival is a year-long search for independent films that serves as a catalyst for outstanding projects to reach a global audience.
Four seasonal competitions are held throughout the year during which work of high production quality, clever writing and strong performances are offered the chance to be reviewed by authorities in the film world. The winners of each season then go on to compete for the culminating grand prize. All winners will receive recognition and exposure as well as a monetary prize.
Interview with Amir Manor for ‘Epilogue’ (2012).
Amir Manor is an Israeli director who has made four short films ('Pouring Sun', 2006; 'Reds', 2007; 'Ruin', 2008; 'Lands', 2008) and one feature film, ‘Epilogue’ (2012), which screened in the international competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film won four awards at TIFF: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation, Best Screenplay Award, Human Values...
The movie directed by David O.Russell is also nominated for the 2013 Capri Audience Award and the Best Acting Ensemble of the Year Award
Festival will also screen ‘Caesar Must Die’, Italy’s 2012 Candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
One of the year’s most highly acclaimed films, Silver Linings Playbook written and directed by David O. Russell, has been named “Best Film of the Year” by Capri, Hollywood &ndas...
Competition winners at the 9th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) were revealed.
The competition categories at BIFF were Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Documentary; New Visions: and Short Film.
Their respective juries announced competition winners.
Complete details on all films can be found at www.bintlfilmfest.com. BIFF 2012 winners are:
SPIRIT OF FREEDOM NARRATIVE
Honorable Mention: Apartment In Athens,
Director: Ruggero Dipaola
Winner: Between Us,
Director: Dan Mir...
The Vth Edition of the International Medium Length Film Festival ended last Sunday with the Jury and Public prices announcement.
'No Way Home' from Taiwanese Shih Li is the winner for the best medium-len gth film of this Vth Edition and 'Blackstory' from Austrian Christoph and Stefan Brunner get the public price !
A Taiwanese film wins La Cabina Prize of 600 Euros.
Shih Li’s film No Way Home wins the Best Medium Length Film Award of La Cabina 2012
La Cabina International Medi...
Prize Money at Record 79,000 Euros
The Golden Doves of the 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film were presented on Saturday night. A total of 16 prizes were awarded during the closing festivities in Leipzig’s Central Theater, with a record 79,500 euros of prize money having been awarded during the festival week.
The prestigious Golden Dove in the International Competition Documentary Film went to COLOMBIANOS by the Swedish filmmaker Tora M&...
14th Annual EROS Film Festival - From Iran to Ganymede: Strange Encounters, Best Friends and Family Ties
Out Film CT, the organizer of Connecticut’s two annual LGBT film festivals, is pleased to announce the line-up for the 14th EROS Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 7 – 11 at Cinestudio, on the campus of Trinity College. The event is sponsored by EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), Trinity’s gay/straight student alliance, and showcases a broa...
At www.viralvideoaward.com the 5th international competition for viral videos with a message started today!
21 videos are nominated! - Vote for your favourite! - Enjoy!
In the lead up to the 28th International Short Film Festival Berlin, held from 13 - 18 November 2012, Zucker.Kommunikation, Heinrich Böll Stiftung and interfilm Berlin have kicked-off the 5th Viral Video Award today.
Watch the international competition at www.viralvideoaward.com!
In recognition of a unique and dedicated contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pride in presenting Bernardo Bertolucci with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI began his career as an assistant director to Pier Paolo Pasolini on ACCATTONE and directed his first feature film at the age of 21. His second film, BEFORE THE REVOLUTION (1964), was released to great acclaim and he has never since then stopped to shape the way we look at cinema. His...
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010.
As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...
The Virginia Film Festival announced today that it is adding five of the most highly-anticipated films of the season to its 25th Anniversary program, putting the exclamation point on a remarkable collection of more than 120 films to be presented from November 1-4 in Charlottesville.
The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia and its College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
VFF Director Jody Kielbasa announced that the David O. Russell...
HELEN MIRREN RECEIVES EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA AWARD
"A very meaningful honour," says the British actress
(picture: Giles Keyte)
The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Dame Helen Mirren with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2012 for her outstanding body of work. “It was discovering the immense diversity of European filmmaking that gave me an enduring love and respect for the art form,” stated Helen Mirr...
GOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM
DANS LA MAISON, François Ozon (France)
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
BLANCANIEVES, Pablo Berger (Spain-France)
SGAE-FUNDACIÓN AUTOR AUDIENCE AWARD
THE SESSIONS, Ben Lewin (USA)
SGAE-FUNDACIÓN AUTOR AUDIENCE AWARD. AWARD TO THE EUROPEAN FILM
THE ANGELS' SHARE, Ken Loach (UK-France-Belgium-Italy)
Five days of Film Festival action: Packed with great films, exciting stars, inspiring conversations, exclusive receptions and sizzling partys. For 19 years the festival turns the late summer in Oldenburg into a unique gathering spot for international and German independent cinema. UNION SQUARE director Nancy Savoca, who already attended the festival way back in 1994, was spot on when she observed: „ The Oldenburg festival has grown bigger, but it has retained its unique independent spirit.“ ...
34th Annual Aspen Filmfest, October 2-7, 2012
Aspen Film announced today the official program for the 34th Aspen Filmfest, a six-day feast of film and fall color for movie lovers of all ages and inclinations. Opening night spotlights Wayne Blair's The Sapphires (10/2), following its successful and warmly received screenings at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. Set in the late '60s and brimming with Motown hits, this effervescent portrait of Australia's answer to the Supremes is a ...
calling for entries.
Any genre, any format, any running time.
♦ Deadline this Friday 14.09.12
! We accept online screeners (via vimeo, youtube, wetrasnfer or dropbox) to the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
RULES AND CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION
is always open for submissions.
*To enter, your
film can be:
a Chilean or
a student film,
Looking to embark on a spiritual journey, Pierre Masson, a 61-year-old retired Quebec university professor, ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The unprepared intellectual would rather not get involved with this unlikely and passionate lover, especially in an unfamiliar and disorienting cultural context. The confused, unwilling sexagenarian decides nevertheless to follow his destiny, unsure of where it (she?…) wil...
Finland’s largest film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, is organized for the 25th time from September 20th until 30th, 2012. The year of celebration brings along a quality programme consisting of more than 180 feature films and 80 short films.
An exceptionally big part of the programme comprises of films screened in Finland exclusively at HIFF.
The Opening Film of HIFF 2012 is the appraised BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. The visual masterpiece...
Kauwboy Directed by Boudewijn Koole - the netherlands
WHAT IS THE YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD?
It is a new award presented for the first time in 2012. On 10 June –
Young Audience Film Day - three nominated films will be screened in six
countries to an audience of 10-13 year-old children in Amsterdam,
Belgrade, Copenhagen, Erfurt, Norrköping and Turin.
WHAT IS THE EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY?
The European Film Academy (in short: EFA) was founded in 1988 un...
This cultural project takes place in Godella (Valencia, Spain)
since 2000. Catacumba
is an International Film Festival, involving
short and feature films, open to filmmakers of any nationality. Theme is
focus on horror, fantasy, science fiction, gore, psychological, experimental,
bizarre, animation… GENERAL RULES FOR PARTICIPATING: www.catacumba.org/participa_en.html
For short films completed in 2011 (after June 1, 2011): October 15, 2012
For short films completed in 2012 (after January 1, 2012): December 20, 2012
Submissions must be postmarked by the applicable deadline based on the production year of your film, and late submissions will not be considered and screener DVDs cannot be returned under any circumstances.
International / Asia International Competition
1. Japan Premieres Only:
Your film MUST NOT have been screened in Japan on any media and oc...
In a year that boasted 107 films, 17 sellouts, and record attendance of 25,000 individuals from as close as Philadelphia and as far as London, the 18th edition of Philadelphia’s QFest came to a close with the hilarious follow-up to TLA Releasing’s BearCity: BearCity2: The Proposal, starring Kathy Najimy, a rocking party at SugarHouse Casino, a jamming after-party at Bike Shop, and the announcement of this year’s Audience and Jury Awards.
And the winners are…
2012 QFest Jury A...
From November 14-17, 2012, leading filmmakers and film enthusiasts from Mexico, the U.S. and around the world will gather in the beautiful Los Cabos for the first annual Baja International Film Festival.
The first international film festival in Mexico to be a true collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico, the Baja International Film Festival will stand alongside world renowned events like the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Sundance. The program will include scre...
Silver Princess Statuette
(replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilejana,
daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburgh)
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS | INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Nominees for BEST FICTION:
Joey ( dir. David Forster / Australia / 07'24'')
Guang ( dir. Shio Chuan Quek / Malaysia / 14'00'')
Short For Vernesa B. ( dir. Jons Vukorep / Germany / 10'47'')
The Factory ( dir. Aly Muritiba / Brazil / 15...