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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, Fa...

Children’s Film Festival announces Seattle Opening Night Event with MISSING LINK

  Children’s Film Festival Seattle is thrilled to finally announce that its opening night film for the 2023 festival is the Oscar®-nominated film MISSING LINK! Produced by the PNW’s own award-winning stop-motion animation studio LAIKA, this adventure comedy film will kick off CFFS’s fantastical lineup. “We are so honored and excited to be hosting MISSING LINK for our opening night event! What star would be better suited to a Northwest film fest than the ...

Max Ophüls Preis: the German-speaking Film Festival launches today

For over 40 years, the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis has dedicated itself to the presentation and promotion of young German-language film talent. ©Oliver Dietze / ffmop   Due to its focus exclusively on the work of new talents from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg, it is considered the most important newcomer film festival in the German-speaking world.  The cinema film as an audiovisual artistic narrative form is the focus o...

LIFT-OFF Season Awards 2022 Official Nominations Announcement!

SEASON AWARD CATEGORIES: Best Feature Live Action Narrative, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Live Action Narrative, Best Short Documentary, Best Animation, Best Art Direction, Best Post-Production, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best First-Time Film. Click here to find out more about the Season Awards >> Watch the full ceremony online!   ...

New team onboard the ninth Stockfish Festival (March 23rd - April 2nd 2023)

  NEW STOCKFISH 2023 - ICELAND “An industry and film realm for all.” Stockfish festival is a non-profit organisation, funded by the professional societies of filmmakers in Iceland, with a focus on establishing meaningful connections to implement and benefit cross-border collaborations between the Icelandic and International film industries.   The ninth Stockfish Festival will be held from March 23rd - April 2nd 2023. NEW BOARD AND NEW CREW With Hrönn Kristins...

The San Pedro International Film Festival Returns to the Warner Grand next month (February 2-5)

Forgotten Victory The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFF) returns next month for screenings, panels, and events, February 2-5. After taking a pause in 2022, the popular film festival will kick off its second decade with an Opening Night presentation of Christopher HK Lee’s Korean War documentary, Forgotten Victory. SPIFF will follow with a lineup of curated shorts programs, episodic projects, a special environmentally focused documentaries, a screenwriters panel, and a screenp...

1st annual Greek Film Festival Summit launches online gathering Feb 4

  1st annual  Greek Film Festival Summit (GFFS) February 4, 2023 12 pm Pacific Time  The Global Greek Film Initiative (GGFI) team invites all Greek film festivals of the Hellenic Diaspora worldwide to participate in the first annual Greek Film Festival Summit on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 12 pm Pacific Time (PST), a one-hour online gathering.    If you represent a film festival or regular event, click on the button below to register. Athena Kalkopo...

Göteborg Film Festival TV Drama Vision unveils more 2023 programme highlights

  We're delighted to present additional speakers, talks and showcases for the TV Drama Vision! The full programme will be released on January 23.  Among this year's edition highlights are the world's leading game creator and award-winning film director Josef Fares. We will present an exclusive work in progress for the first Netflix-commissioned Finnish drama, Dance Brothers. In the programme we also highlight the need for shared stories and industry-wi...

Punto de Vista presents the first retrospective in Spain of the work of German director Peter Nestler

The book Punto de Vista publishes every year will also deal with his career, as yet little known in Spain Punto de Vista is to devote one of the two retrospectives in this year's edition, held from 27th March to 1st April 2023, to the work of Peter Nestler (b. Germany, 1937), in a programme showcasing the films he made together with his wife Zsóka Nestler (b. Hungary, 1944), as well as with other collaborators. This is one of the most important bodies of work in contemporary Euro...

The 18th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle Presents the Best in Global Children’s Cinema from February 3-12, 2023

    Fantastical Films! Wondrous Workshops! Spectacular Special Events! Enjoy 150 animated and live-action films from 40 countries tailored for families to enjoy at home and in the theater. In-person screenings hosted at Northwest Film Forum; virtual screenings are pay-what-you-can, $5-$25 sliding-scale Festival passes are also available for families and individuals. View Full Program Now   ...

African Stream takes on Western Media to Re-Shape the Narrative by Telling African Stories through African Voices

African Stream’s mission is to reshape conversations and narratives about – as well as knowledge and appreciation of – Africa and its people   “Until the lions learn how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”  For most of its modern history, Africa’s stories have been twisted by colonial-era and Western-oriented narratives.   Social media-based platform African Stream officially launched...

17th Santa Monica Film Festival Returns Jan. 22 with the West Coast Premiere of Moby's "Punk Rock Vegan Movie"

Santa Monica Film Festival ‘23 will take place in-person on January 22 in Santa Monica, CA and virtually from January 22-31 on http://XOLO.TV The Santa Monica Film Festival returns for it’s 17th edition on Sunday Jan 22nd with a fully hybrid film festival offering in-person screenings at AMC 4 in Santa Monica and virtual screenings streaming on (Santa Monica, CA) — The 17th Santa Monica Film Festival returns to showcase award winning independent films from local, nat...

Winners of the Golden Globes 2023: See the complete list

The Banshees of Inisherin led all movies with eight nominations , Spielberg took best picture (drama) and best director for the Fabelmans   Film Best Motion Picture — Drama Avatar: The Way of Water Elvis WINNER: The Fabelmans Tár Top Gun: Maverick Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy Babylon WINNER: The Banshees of Inisherin Everything Everywhere All at Once Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Triangle of S...

Casting Society’s 38th Artios Award film nominations.

The film nominees for the 38th Artios Awards are:   ANIMATION THE BAD GUYS – Christi Soper Hilt  LIGHTYEAR – Natalie Lyon, Kevin Reher, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum (Associate Casting Director) MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON – Jessica Kelly, Kate Geller (Associate Casting Director) PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH -  Christi Soper Hilt TURNING RED – Natalie Lyon, Kevin Reher, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum (Associate Casting Director)   BIG BUDGET - COMEDY BROS ...

Visions du Réel the 2023 posters revealed

Visions du Réel is proud to unveil the series of posters for the 54th edition of the event (21–30 April 2023), which are the result of a collaboration between the graphic designer duo Alice Vodoz and Eilean Friis-Lund and the photographer Jules Moskovtchenko. A triptych made of documentary shots, combined with a flamboyantly colourful typographical design, lies at the heart of this visual identity. The edition’s identity consists of perspectives, playing with scales, and...

World War III Star and Venice FilmFest Winner Mohsen Tanabandeh Nominated in Asian Film Awards

For his performance in the movie "World War III" that has already earned him a Best Actor award in the Horizons section of the 79th International Venice Film Festival, Mohsen Tanabandeh has received a nomination for Best Actor in Asian Film Awards. The 16th round of Asian Film Awards has today on 6 Jan, 2023, released the list of nominees in 16 categories, with Mohsen Tanabandeh a runner-up for the Best Actor prize for his role in Houman Seyyedi's World War III, reports CineIran...

Ruben Östlund to direct the audience at Göteborg Film Festival

  The shared experience of the cinema is unmatched. But has contemporary scrolling on individual screens hurt audiences’ ability to participate in a collective screening? In This Is Cinema! two-time Palme d’Or winning director and the festival's Honorary President Ruben Östlund wants to get to the bottom of the behaviours of modern-day cinemagoers. At Göteborg Film Festival, he will challenge the lazed audience of contemporary cinema to create the world’s be...

Taraneh Alidoosti, Frequent Collaborator of Iranian Oscar-Winning Director Asghar Farhadi, Released from Prison

Nadereh Hakim Elahi, Alidoosti's mother, announced the release of this prominent actress via a story shared on Instagram.   The acclaimed star's attorney, Zahra Minooei, tweeted as well about the temporary release of Alidoosti, writing, "Today, my client Ms. Taraneh Alidoosti will be released from Evin Prison after posting bail."   The TV and cinema personality was arrested on 17 December, 2022 for the expression of solidarity with nationwide protests.   Ov...

VIDEO: Exclusive Teaser Trailer to Wages of Sin, thriller by Victor Rios

Betrayed by the mob, framed by the Police .... Watch out for this new crime thriller coming out this 2023   A directorial debut by Victor Rios, written by  Stephen Cyrus Sepher, produced by Nazo Bravo (Dead on Arrival) and Stephen Cyrus Sepher Starring Paul Sloan (Green Book), Danny Trejo (Machete), Stephen Cyrus Sepher (Heist), Jeremy Luke (The Irishman)  Production Companies - 333 Pictures and Boatyard Productions   The crime thriller stars Paul Sloan...

The 15th edition of JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off on 6th January

The most unique festival in the world, the 15th edition of JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off on 6th January at 4:30 P.M. in Maharana Pratap Auditorium, Jaipur Under the guidance of Grammy Award Winner Ricky Kej, Hollywood star Pamela Jaye Smith and Sumathy Ram, Jiya Nath, and Sanatan Chakravarthy will perform DANCE SHOW, a TRIBUTE to legendary singer Amir Khusrow JIFF declares to put an end to screen ‘OPENING & CLOSING FILMS’ from this year   JAIPUR 01 January...

“10 Producers to Watch” panel will be held at the 2023 Sun Valley Film Festival on Friday, March 31

Annual Spring Festival Returns March 29-April 2, 2023; “Wildcat” and “Women Talking” to Play at Winter Screening Series   Variety has announced that its “10 Producers to Watch” panel will be held at the 2023 Sun Valley Film Festival on Friday, March 31, recognizing the most impactful scripted producers over the past year. In addition, Variety will present a Creative Impact in Producing Award, with the honoree participating in one of the festival...

Applications are now open for the third NEFTI competition 2023

NEFT Vodka  In Collaboration With The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Berlinale/EFM & Durban Film Mart Continues It’s Annual N.E.F.T.I. Competition   Three Top Films To Be Screened At The Berlinale EFM Competition Winner Receives $5000 Audience Viewers Choice Winner Receives $2000 Three Finalists To Receive A 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Complimentary Subscription   Applications Are Now Open For NEFTI 2023 On The www.Nefticom...

BKK DOC Festival Program 2022

BKK DOC FESTIVAL IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE The 2022 BKK DOC Award Winning documentaries together with the documentaries nominated to the Official Selection are coming to you via BKK DOC ONLINE FESTIVAL BKK DOC 2022 ONLINE Program  features  48 documentaries covering a wide array of important issues shaping our daily lives.   BKK DOC festival is available online with 48 films streaming on demand until December 31st 2022 FESTIVAL.FILMOCRACY.COM/BKKDOC   ...

Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, April 14-15, Announces Worldwide Call for Entries

The 2023 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival will be held April 14-15, 2023 at the Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa. The festival is now accepting entries statewide, nationwide, and worldwide for the 20th annual event. Complete rules are available on the festival website,, and on its FilmFreeway page. The Festival accepts films of all genres and from filmmakers at any level of experience - student to seasoned pro - and there is no date-of-completion requir...

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