Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

 

 

Presenting the website

 

danie


Durban Film Festival


feed

From Palestine to Africa

Day 4 and it had two distinct themes - the Palestinian/Israeli issue and Africa in all its glory.
Things sometime happen to me that seem too coincidental. I was traveling by Peoplemover to see two films about Palestine and then suddenly noticed the Durban Holocaust Centre. I've been trying to find it for years and then it just pops up. Maybe it was a sign...
5 Broken Cameras is an intensely personal documentary made by a resident of Bil'in called Emad Burnat , who started filming his life, the intifada and how they connect. He started filming when his little boy Gibreel was born. It is such an eye-opener to see this boy growing up with all this surrrounding him. As a photojournalist I could relate to his struggle to consistently replace his cameras when they were either shot at or destroyed by either the army or settlers. He refers to his cameras as living beings and says the camera saw a certain timespan. He also said the camera saved his life when an Israeli bullet was still stuck in it. This doccie did so well at Tribeca and is worth seeing. I give it a ten for its bravery.
Roadmap to Apartheid draws similarities between Apartheid in SA and the present situation in Palestine. This highly controversial and shocking doccie has been met with serious resistance by the Jewish community. As such, I take my hat off to DIFF for not flinching and I think that is what a filmfest should be. Personally I think the doccie's conclusion that Apartheid was a picnic in the park compared to how the Palestinians are treated is too one-sided but agree that people can live together as SA has the recipe. I
give it an 8.
Africa night consisted of three movies, On the edge shows women doing it for themselves in Morocco. I'm all for people shaping their own future by practicing the oldest profession in a conservative environment. I don't like them robbing their clients though. I give it a 7 and you can still catch it at Musgrave on 27 July.
The Wavescapes Film Festival, a festival within a festival, kicked off last night and I saw The Africa Project. It can be described as a Lonely Planet travelogue to surf spots on the continent. I loved the visuals and you would love it even more if you form part of this subculture. There is another screening at Musgrave on 25 July. I give it an 8.
My eyes were hurting when my fifth film of the day kicked off. Next year three-a-day would be my limit.
The African Cypher is an intense and pulsating look at township dance and how it has gone mainstream. A thrilling soundtrack combined with great photography and use of slow-motion make this a must see. The filmmaker spent so much time with the dancers and this is their story. It won Encounters and will win you over at 120bpm. I give it a 9.
The film has 3 more screenings - Ekhaya on 24 July and at Luthuli and Blue on 25 July.
My final day at DIFF will include Semisweet: life in chocolate, This is not a film that was smuggled out of Iran on a flash drive and Nairobi Half Life, a film in competition about an actor who is drawn into a world of crime..
Go to sleep my tired eyes.

 

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from


> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Beyond Borders
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest 
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

gersbach.net