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A few good news from the festival circuit

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Voici quelques news en français du circuit des festivals francophones. Laissez moi un commentaire quand vous le pouvez.


Background and Perspectives on Film Festival Consulting for your films

Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

Video - Bruno Chatelin, Costa Ferris and Bill Butler (Jaws) Masterclass on Film and Music

Bridges International Film Festival: Masterclass with Bill Butler, Bruno Chatelin and Costa Ferri The Municipal Music School's children choir and the conductor Mr Giannis Nikolopoulos performed a an excellent music program PHOTOS:     Contacts Email 0030697-208-0441 P.O.BOX 70 AGIOI THEODORI, CORINTHIA 20003 Greece Website Facebook Twitter Venue ...

How I worked on making Boyz'n the Hood a Box Office and Oscar success through the Cannes presentation

Very dear memories from my days in Cannes launching Boyz'n The Hood fro Sony  I had the immense privilege to run the marketing at Sony when i received (early 1991) a video tape from Boyz'n The Hood with the Studio suggesting to submit it to Cannes. To our great surprised satisfaction, Gilles Jacob invited the film  (first feature by young John Singleton) into "Un Certain Regard". I started a campaign which remains one of my best prides in marketing several hundre...

How I worked on making Groundhog Day a cult movie in France by Bruno Chatelin

"I am so very proud to see Groundhog Day honored by the academy on its 25th anniversary. I thing it is one of the few films I have worked which have left a social imprint in our society, like Philadelphia, Boyz'n the Hood, Field of Dreams...This one is now totally cult, what a big reward if you rewind a bit, go back in time and remember the big challenge it was for a french audience.   "When I was in charge of the marketing and distribution o...

13th edition of Meetings on the Bridge, organised within the scope of the 37th Istanbul Film Festival on 6-13 April 2018

The 13th edition of Meetings on the Bridge, organised within the scope of the 37th Istanbul Film Festival on 6-13 April 2018, brings filmmakers from Turkey and the neighbouring countries together with professionals from the international industry. While providing an opportunity for filmmakers to hold the first international presentations for their new film projects at Film Development Workshop and Neighbours Platform and films in post-production at Work in Progress, it also aims to pave the way...

Entries are now being called for the 12th Byron Bay Film Festival!

As 2018 marks the 12th edition of the BBFF, we’re planning and looking for great films to highlight at the festival and at our huge outdoor Full Moon beachside screenings. I have attached some information as a link regarding the festival with the idea that it might be of interest to some of your readers, friends or colleagues. Our festival aims to champion the work of talented filmmakers and to give those attending the very best experience that we can    www.bbff...

SFFILM Adds Two Programs to Lineup for 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival (April 4-17)

SFFILM announced today that David Zellner and Nathan Zellner’s Damsel (USA 2018) and Gene Graham’s This One’s For the Ladies (USA 2018) have been added to the schedule for the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival (April 4–17).   "I'm goin' West, of course!" exclaims Samuel (Robert Pattinson, a hoot), who has enlisted the help of Parson Henry (David Zellner) to save his beloved Penelope (Mia Wasikowska) so that he may propose to her, ...

Movie memories, what James Bond has taught us throughout the years

Picture Source: Den of Geek   For over half a century, Ian Fleming’s 007 agent of her majesty’s secret service, James Bond, has been gracing the screen with his high-octane escapades. Whether played by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan or, most recently, Daniel Craig, Bond has been an icon of style, sex and suave manliness for practically every man born after the 60s. The archetypical man that “all the women want, and all the men...

5 Tips to Write a Film Review that Motivates to Watch the Picture

  Film reviews are used to help get people interested in watching a picture and give a critical analysis of the film and why it should be viewed. Sometimes though, you might fall short of what you need to include to create a great film review. What is important? What should you include? These are all questions which will be answered in this article. By the end of this, you’ll know exactly what you need to make a great film review that people will want to read. 1. Begin with a G...

The Las Vegas Film Festival 2018 Coming up in June

    There’s glitz, there’s glamour, and there’s a whole slate of the top flicks descending on Las Vegas in summer 2018 for the 11th Annual Las Vegas Film Festival. With applicants encouraged to submit entries for the June 6th – 10th 2018 run of films across the Strip by the end of March 2018, the hype for the festival is fast approaching. Hosting a film festival in Las Vegas makes complete sense, given the strong ties to the city with successful shows has. But...

Jane Alexander to Receive 2018 Sedona International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Four-time Academy Award nominee and multiple Emmy Award-winner Jane Alexander will receive the Sedona International Film Festival’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during the upcoming 24th annual festival, Feb. 24-March 4.             The Festival will feature 150 films from narrative features to documentaries to shorts at three venues: The Mary D. Fisher Theatre, the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC) and Sedona Harkins 6.  ...

FIPA Industry Program

Le Fipa Industry décrypte et anticipe les évolutions structurelles, économiques, technologiques et artistiques du secteur audiovisuel. Il crée des passerelles entre professionnels pour leur permettre de se rencontrer, de partager et de construire ensemble l’avenir de la création et de la télévision. Il soutient une création audacieuse en proposant aux porteurs de projets expertise et coaching pour une meilleure appréhension ...

Preview of SXSW to be held March 9-18, 2018 in Austin, Texas

  Yesterday the festival announced Melinda Gates as...

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its dates and the festival’s affiliated

  TIFF will be held for 10 days from October 25 (Thu.) to November 3 (Sat.) at Roppongi Hills, EX Theater and other venues in Tokyo, while TIFFCOM will be held for 3 days from October 23 (Tue.) to 25 (Thu.) in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.  TIFF was launched in 1985 as Japan’s first major film festival and in the ensuing years, shined a   spotlight on exceptional films and filmmakers from around the world. Celebrating its 30th anniversary last year with an expanded program, ...

Poker-faced film stars: our top five

The cinema’s always had a love affair with casinos and gambling. Maybe it’s because, in the now famous words of screenwriter William Goldman: “In Hollywood no-one knows anything about what’s going to be a hit film.”   So every time a studio commits millions of dollars to a project, it’s a huge gamble as to whether they’ll get their money back, let alone make a profit.   Admittedly, there are some exceptions. For example, Disney are surely...

Speakers announced for the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Conference.

ScreenSingapore, together with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), today announced the full slate of film dignitaries who will be speaking at the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Conference.   On 1 December 2017, a contingent of film and media financing experts from around the world will address present-day opportunities and trends in content producing in Southeast Asia, including the new models of co-productions, new media business models, the rise of the Indonesia...

Is Robert Wyatt’s 2014 remake of The Gambler the greatest movie of its kind?

  Any film that takes place in and around a casino automatically gains an edginess and kudos, and in the modern internet age, where online gambling is such a popular arena, the topic has a greater resonance than ever.   Over the years, there have been some truly memorable films in which gambling plays an important part. Casino Royale, The Sting, Ocean’s Eleven, The Cincinnati Kid and Croupier all spring to mind. But it could be argued that The Gambler is the greatest of all ...

Guitar and film

The life of a woman is transformed after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams. Director:  Amy Redford;  Writer: Amos Poe; Stars: Saffron Burrows, Isaach De Bankolé, Paz de la Huerta |See full cast & crew » Think of Desperado, This film comes to my mind too because I have worked on it for ...

Film Festivals, Film Festivals Everywhere...almost

    In Venice, Italy in 1932, the world was treated to the first ever film festival. Since then, film festivals have proliferated around the world and can be found in most major cities and can be dedicated to certain genres of cinema. With the production of movies no longer the domain of the big studios, more and more films are produced every year and film festivals help to promote the work of lesser known or unknown artists and introduce viewers to films they might never be exp...

Casino (1995) is based on a true story

  Casino: the 1995 film by Martin Scorsese is a story about greed, deception, money, power, and murder between two best friends.  A mafia enforcer and a casino executive compete against each other over a gambling empire and over a fast living, fast loving socialite. Starring Robert De Nero, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone in a performance that earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Casino is a superb example of the talent and ability of the cast and Mar...

The Market is there for a Bitcoin Film, but is it too soon?

Bitcoin, the digital currency which is sweeping the world and outdoing itself year upon year, could well be the biggest thing for moving technology forward since Facebook and the iPhone. Both those aforementioned revolutions in the advancement of social media and mobile have had films made about them, so there is certainly strong potential for a feature about the versatile e-currency. The pictures made about the rise of Apple and Facebook have mainly focused on the geniuses behind the inve...

Principal photography has begun on THE CHAPERONE.

 The film has been adapted by Academy Award®-winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) and is based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel of the same name.  Directed by multiple Emmy® and DGA-nominated Michael Engler (Downton Abbey), THE CHAPERONE stars Academy Award®-nominated Actress Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey).  McGovern, who is also a producer, optioned the novel and worked with Fellowes to adapt it for the big screen.   The film is ...

Will DCEU heroes grab the chance to be in a league on their own?

While the DCEU is still in its infancy, receiving what can only be described as polarising reviews for their most recent efforts meant that the popular superhero franchise was in need of a shot in the arm. That shot in the arm came in the form of Wonder Woman, which hit UK cinemas earlier this year and went on to become both a critically and commercial success, grossing more than $666 million worldwide to date. More importantly, fans of the DCEU can now look forward to the release of Justic...

What Insights Can Film Festivals Give Us About Our Future?

Film festivals tend to display a wider variety of movies than would typically be seen in a cinema. For those interested in a particular niche, or perhaps documentaries, there is plenty of scope to actually come away having learned something. With a depth to films rarely explored in the mainstream, film festivals offer an alternative to those wanting to actually learn something transferable to life. Here are just a few of those examples, each helping us go forward to the future in their own way...



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