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We, at, are extremely proud of our relationships and partnerships with these amazing film events: AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn,  FestForums Santa Barbara, FestForums New York, Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Animaze, WoFF Glasgow, UNAFF, Bridges Festival, Bahamas Int Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, Global Content Baz...

44th Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Film + Gala to Celebrate ‘The Bookshop’

  SIFF is excited to shine its spotlight on the 44th annual Seattle International Film Festival’s Opening Night film and gala celebrating Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop on Thursday, May 17,...

Milos Forman, Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest... director, dies aged 86

photo by Petr Novák Forman passed away on Friday in the United States, where he lived, after a short illness, his wife, Martina, told Czech news agency CTK on Saturday. “His departure was calm and he was surrounded the whole time by his family and his closest friends,” she said. Forman was born in the Czech town of Caslav on Feb. 18, 1932. He moved to the United States after the Communist crackdown on the “Prague Spring” uprising in 1968 and became a U.S....

Media and Entertainment Investment Forum cancelled

The organizer of the Forum, Basma Media FZ LLC, has recently signed an agreement with Major International Media Event to organize this event in Dubai in early 2019. The contractual terms and conditions with this partner prohibit Basma Media from organizing similar media events such as, the Media and Entertainment Investment Forum. Consequently, we are unfortunately obligated to cancel the Media and Entertainment Investment Forum in order to comply with the above agreement. ...

First films announced for the 65th Sydney Film Festival

  The 65th Sydney Film Festival today announced a sneak peek of this year’s essential viewing: 26 new films to be featured in this year’s 6-17 June event, as well as a new Festival location: HOYTS Entertainment Quarter. The announcement is in advance of the full program launch on Wednesday 9 May. “65 years young, Sydney Film Festival celebrates a spectacular history of storytelling with another 200+ feature films and documentaries, beginning with these first 26 c...

Art Paris Art Fair wrapped

The leading springtime event for modern and contemporary art. 54,537 visitors from 53 countries in 2017 • 6,500m2 at the Grand Palais in the heart of Paris • 142 exhibitors from 23 countries • 2.200 artists represented • 44% foreign participants • 56% French galleries • 48% newcomers. I stopped by at Hervé di Rosa solo show, with good memories of a work collaboration don...

Ms. Lauryn Hill Announced as Opening Night Performer at 2018 Greenwich International Film Festival

    Greenwich International Film Festival announces Ms. Lauryn Hill as the performer for its 2018 Opening Night Party, taking place June 1, 2018 at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. The party will follow the Festival’s Opening Night Film Premiere.   With a focus this year on female filmmakers and empowerment within the industry, Ms. Lauryn Hill is an exciting and timely choice of performer for the Festival.  Ms. Hill sang and deeply appreciated music at a y...

Stephen Frears, Rupert Everett, Martin Freeman & Anton Corbijn at Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema 2018

  Stellar Red Carpet in Lucca and Viareggio from Sunday 8 April to Sunday 15 April 2018   Prize-giving ceremonies, Film screenings and public Masterclasses for all International Film Stars Italian actresses Sabina Guzzanti and Laura Morante guests at meetings and screenings focused on women's cinema   Lucca, 31 March 2018 – Stephen Frears, Martin Freeman, Rupert Everett, Anton Corbijn, Sabina Guzzanti and Laura Morante are the guest stars of Lucca Film Festival ...

Bentonville Film Festival Announces Opening & Centerpiece Film Selections

BFF has announced two featured titles: its Opening Night Selection is the world premiere of Elissa Down’s THE HONOR LIST,  and the festival will present a Centerpiece Screening of Lea Thompson’s THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN. “We’re thrilled to be hosting these trailblazing women in the beautiful region of Northwest Arkansas at the fourth installment of BFF,” said co-founder Geena Davis, Academy Award®-winning actor and founder of the Geena Dav...

The winners of the pitching sessions held during the 2018 Kalasha International TV & Film festival

The 2018 Kalasha International TV & Film market that was held at the KICC from the 27th to the 29th of March was declared a great success. The declaration was made by the Kenya Film Commission chairman Mr. Chris Foot during the closing ceremony of the 3 day trade show. “This was the biggest Film & TV event held in Kenya’s history and the biggest in the region. It has been a great success, everyone is blown away by what we have managed to achieve this year. We have had t...

Full line-up for PFF SpringFest, taking place April 27 – April 29

        We are excited to announce the full film line-up for PFF SpringFest, taking place April 27 – April 29 at the Prince and PFS Roxy Theaters. ...

Celebrating the 500th 4DX Theater from 58 Countries

ByungHwan Choi (CJ 4DX CEO) came to France to celebrate the 500th 4DX screen around the world at a spectacular inauguration premiering Spielberg's latest movie at Pathe Belle Epine multiplex.   ...

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival announces slate of 118 films fr May 3 - 12


Q&A by Minister of Commerce during Thai Night Hong Kong 2018

Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong Minister of Commerce   Q: Is the Thai film industry contributing to the Thai economy in significant way?   A: Thai film industry is experienced a phase of rapid growth. Our box office is nearing the $100M mark. The Thai film industry also plays a very important role by projecting our cultural presence around the world and helping promote our country. The exam thriller BAD GENIUS, for instance, did extremely well around the world, and especially i...

The 1st Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival will take place in both NYC and Paris between September 9 to 16

  The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival is an annual festival held in the two of the most exciting cities in the world New York City and Paris. Every film selected for screening in the festival will be shown in both cities one week apart.  Submissions are now open for the NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival! ...

The Irish Film Festival has announced its program for 2018 for Sydney and Melbourne

    4TH ANNUAL IRISH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAM FOR 2018 The Irish Film Festival has announced its program for 2018 for Sydney and Melbourne with a new documentary by US Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney leading the charge. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland and the Irish Film Festival marks this occasion with four new films which examine the legacy of ‘The Troubles’, the sectarian conflict ...

MAS The new festival for cultural content in the cinemas held in Mallorca launching April 6 and 7, 2018

The new issue of the newsletter “DGT online informer” (no. 143) is now available on our website :                             Presenting the programme of the Mallorca Arts on Screen Conference April 6 and 7, 2018.  MAS in partnership with Endorsed by many of Europe&rsquo...

The Ultimate Guide to MEFCC 2018

  Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the Middle East’s largest popular culture and entertainment festival? Here’s your sneak peek at just some of the action set to take place next week in Dubai World Trade Centre!   EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY… From Iron Man to Black Panther, it’s been 18 movies and an entire DECADE of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and you can experience it at MEFCC. Head on over to the Marvel 10 Year Anniversary stand, t...

Full schedule for the 2018 Cinedelphia FIlm Festival!

Announcing the full lineup for the sixth annual Cinedelphia Film Festival!  The CFF is programmed in-house by the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), running April 12-30, and this year centered around the theme of "spirituality, the occult, and outsider thought".  From pagan celebrations to a family-friendly monster dance party, this year's CFF is mo...

The full programme of films and events for the 17th East End Film Festival has been unveiled.

     Mark your calendars. East End Film Festival returns next month.   ...

The theorist Nicole Brenez and the filmmaker Eugène Green will teach the courses of FILMADRID 2018

  Nicole Brenez, one of the most prestigious theorists in Europe will lead the “FILMADRID Seminar” in which she will address the political implication of the use and reuse of images in different moments of the History of Cinema.   Brenez’s course, “Stories of images, political issues”, will take place from 13th to 15th June in   the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid.   Th...

The 16th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces Jury and Additional Programming

      THE 16th ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES HOSTS A MASTER CLASS WITH KUNAL NAYYAR, ANNOUNCES JURY, AND ADDS WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING   Nayyar will sit down to discuss his career path, and offer advice to the next generation of artists The festival will host world premiere screening of Tamil thriller MERCUR...

A Tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini from the 17th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival

    Tiburon International Film Festival proudly is holding a tribute in honor of the great Italian poet, and filmmaker, Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the most talented, controversial, intelligent, and daring filmmakers of his generation. We salute Pasolini and pay our homage with a new documentary titled The Isle of Medea, directed by fellow Italian filmmaker Sergio Naitza.     ...



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