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A few good news from the festival circuit

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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...

The Official 2018 Film Selection of the 2018 Adventure Film Festival

Announced Today: The Official 2018 Film Selection   We are thrilled to announce our official selections for the 2018 Adventure Film Festival. Our thirty final picks feature local rising stars, international influencers, and world premieres . . . some will go on to the AFF world tour; all will be shown at our flagship event in Boulder, Colorado. Our award-winning lineup of filmmakers, athletes, and conve...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival final call for entries

    OUR 18TH EDITION IS APPROACHING - STAY TUNED!     Our 18th edition is approaching and will take place in Florence, Italy, at Cin...

Exploring Shared Cinematic Universes of Marvel and DC

We have long seen shared cinematic universes used by different movies from Hollywood. You have the Lord of the Rings universe which later gave way to movies like The Hobbits which shared the same universe of magical creatures with characters from the original trilogy. But the idea of cinematic universes has taken to a different level by the movies based out of comic book heroes. Here we have to mention the cinematic universes created by Marvel and DC, which are quite extensive and interweave th...

A look back at the lasting legacy of the Oceans Film Series

There is no doubting that when you enter a Casino there are usually high stakes involved, the thrill of potentially winning big or maybe even losing it all is something that has had punters entering their doors for centuries.   The Casino can be a daunting place, but it is one that offers an air of excitement to go alongside it. Excitement that these days can now be replicated at home thanks to online casino websites who offer a multitude of online slot games for you to test your nerve....

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will honour the memory of the recently deceased Miloš Forman

This year’s 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will honour the memory of the recently deceased Miloš Forman at its opening ceremony. The opening film of this year’s festival will be Forman’s legendary comedy Loves of a Blonde. The opening concert in front of the Hotel Thermal will include a block of music from the films of Miloš Forman. Audiences will hear the Czech National Symphony Orchestra led by a conductor Libor Pešek perfo...


The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced today the program for the 22nd COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, which will run April 23-30 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. The event will showcase a record 86 films, television series, digital series and VR programs. 75 of these will be in competition for the COLCOA Awards, including several World, International, North American, and U.S. Premieres. COLCOA is considered the largest festival dedicated to French films and series worldwide. ...

Chen Kaige announced as Jury President of the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards • Macao

The International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) is today delighted to announce that Chen Kaige will serve as International Competition Jury President at the 3rd edition of the festival, which will take place from 8 to 14 December 2018.      The International Competition programme is dedicated exclusively to films by first and second time film makers and includes an award of 60,000 USD for best feature.   Chen Kaige was awarded the 1993 Palme d’Or f...

The truth behind Molly’s Game

    Aaron Sorkin has written quite a few biographical drama films over the past one decade: Steve Jobs, Moneyball, The Social Network. However, quite unlike other screenwriters, rather than paying attention to the fussy details, he’s always keen on the dramatic stories behind his subjects.   It’s a commonly known fact that Mark Zuckerberg was never fostering a bad-breakup grudge when he rose in popularity. However, that plot definitely made for an excellent fi...

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 ha...

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...

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