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Partnering these next months with the hottest festivals and markets so you can get full coverage.

    We, at filmfestivals.com, 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...

The NFIFF is looking for enthusiastic creative minded individuals to help build the NFIFF into a World-Class Festival.

  Looking for Executive Assistant for the next 12 weeks (now through Sept. 23, 2019 for NFIFF 2019 events.   SEND BIO/RESUME TO bcowell@thebnff.com               The job consists of...immediate placement from now and for the next 12 weeks to be my Executive Assistant and liason to our festival activities, which would include doing followups, setting up sponsor meetin...

Rome Film Fest to spread across the city: MACRO Museum to join the event and host the new sections “Duel” and “Word/Image”

  Today, the Artistic Director Antonio Monda, in agreement with Laura Delli Colli, head of Fondazione Cinema per Roma, and Francesca Via, General Manager, announced several sneak previews of the fourteenth Rome Film Fest, which will take place from October 17th to 27th 2019 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, and will extend, as usual, to several other locations and cultural entities in the Italian capital. Antonio Monda is assisted in his work by the Selection Committee, wh...

32nd intl. children filmfest in Iran names new managers

Secretary of 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Alireza Tabesh, has appointed new managers of the upcoming festival. Habib Eilbeigi has been appointed as secretary and manager of third edition of Iran Youth Filmmaking Olympiad, Raed Farid Zadeh as International Manager, Mohsen Dalili as Public Relations and International Manager, Iraj Taqipour as Artistic Manager, Simon Simonian as Head of Public Relations and Ezatollah Alizadeh as Logistic Manager of Technical Disp...

The Traitor by Marco Bellocchio closed Valletta Film Festival in MALTA

VALLETTA FILM FESTIVAL 2019 The Closing Film   The Traitor Directed by Marco Bellocchio - Italy, France, Germany, Brazil - 2019 In the early 1980’s, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home in Italy, scores are being settled, and Buscetta’s allies ...

Quendrith Johnson our LA based correspondent had her own film premiere in LA this week

  Hatsheptsut film poster Who is Hatshepsut? Long before it was common to see a woman rule – there was Hatshepsut.  The Ancient Egyptian Female Pharaoh who reigned over a prosperous Egypt and expanded trade for her country.  Like all Palace intrigues, Hatshepsut had her scandals and rivalries.  She married her half-brother and became Queen, but later in life her own stepson tried to destroy her legacy.  Hatshepsut is often depicted as a man and may...

The 10th Odesa International Film Festival unveils its International Competition Program

The International Competition Program of the 10th OIFF has been announced at the press conferences, that took place on June 18 in Kyiv (at “Oskar” cinema) and on June 19 in Odesa (the Londonskaya Hotel) The President Viktoriya Tigipko, General Producer Julia Sinkevych, Program Director Anthelme Vidaud, Program Consultant Alik Shpyliuk, along with the Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency Pylyp Illenko, the Chairman of the Board of JSC TASKOMBANK Andriy Komarist, and the Direc...

Telluride Film Festival Announces 2019 Guest Director Pico Iyer

Telluride Film Festival (TFF), presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce its 2019 Guest Director, Pico Iyer. The celebrated author is set to select a series of films to present at the 46th Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend, August 30 through September 2, 2019.   Festival organizers annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation of the Festival’s program lineup. The Guest Director serves as a ke...

Film Fest Gent announces innovative composer Marco Beltrami as central guest 19th World Soundtrack Awards

- MARCO BELTRAMI live in CONCERT on 18 OCTOBER in GHENT including a suite from his Golden Globe nominated score for box office hit 'A QUIET PLACE' - FILM COMPILATION ALBUM with a selection of Beltrami's film scores will be presented during the festival - WINNER DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR 2918 TAMAR-KALI will present MUDBOUND and new work TICKET SALES FOR THE 19th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS NOW OPEN ____________________________________________ Held on October 18th, the World Soundtr...

The 25th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase 369 films

  The Line Up is Set!   The 25th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase 369 films including 60 World Premieres, 25 International Premieres, 46 North American Premieres, 17 U.S. Premieres and 98 California Premieres. There are 60 curated programs, which will screen June 18-24, at the Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center) in Palm Springs. More than 5,600 of the festival submissions from 118 countries ...

The Provincetown International Film Festival honours Judith Light with the festival’s Excellence in Acting Award

The two-time Tony Award winner will attend the festival to accept the award on Saturday, June 15 in conversation at Provincetown Town Hall. Light is known for her extensive body of television, film, and stage work. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties; these two performances dubbed her the first actress in nearly two decades to win consecutive Tonys. Last year, her role in Ryan Murphy&rsquo...

The 18th SFFF will open on Friday, June 21 at 7pm with INVISIBLES

18th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 21-30, 2019 • CREST THEATRE     •The 18th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL will be held June 21-23 & 28-30, 2019, at the Crest Theatre. It will present a RECORD of 20 FEATURE FILMS – 18 premieres & 2 classics – and 20 short films (selection TBA). Each film will be shown only once and we have increased the length of time between films, so our audience will be able to participate in longer Q&A sessions or g...

Executive Directors of the 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth appointed

Mansour Jahani- Secretary of 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Alireza Tabesh, in separated decrees has appointed Eman Hojjati and Masoud Ahmadian as the executive directors of the festival in central Province of Isfahan and Tehran respectively.   "Due to the agreement to hold the festival in Isfahan and the city Mayor's proposal, Eman Hojjati has been appointed as executive director of the festival thanks to his valuable experiences. It is hoped that, ...

Claire Denis receives Creative Excellence Award in Reykjavík

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    The acclaimed film director, Claire Denis, will receive an Award for her Creative Excellence at the Reykjavík International Film Festival in the fall. Former receivers of this Award are, among others, Jim Jarmusch, Mads Mikkelsen, Susanne Bier and Aki Kaurismäki. The festival takes place for the sixteenth time in Reykjavík, Iceland on the 26th of September to the 6th of October 2019. Main programmer is Giorgio Gosetti, artistic director of Venice Days Film ...

Voltage Pictures and Wonderland team for GUARDIAN

Emmy-winning Shauna Duggins has signed on to direct the gritty action drama, Guardian, written by Cory Byam (“The Temp Agency”), it was announced today by Voltage Pictures CEO and Academy Award winning producer Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker).   The Voltage Pictures and Wonderland Sound & Vision production is produced by McG and Mary Viola alongside Voltage’s Chartier and Dominic Rustam. Steven Bello of Wonderland and Jonathan Deckter of Voltage are also ex...

Announcing: Official Selection Projects for Frontières Market

    FRONTIÈRES MARKET ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTION PROJECTS Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for the 11th edition of its co-production market (July 18-21)  Official Selection Projects We are thrilled to announce our complete Official Se...

Julianne Moore will be honoured at The 54th annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The 54th annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival presents the latest film by actress Julianne Moore and screenwriter/director Bart Freundlich, After the Wedding (2019), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. At KVIFF, Oscar-winner Julianne Moore will accept a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema. Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich are an excellent example of the artistic combination of two outstanding individuals. Their personal and cinematic pa...

US in progress at Champs Elysees Festival (then at Wroclaw American Film festival)

US IN PROGRESS is an industry event held biannually in Paris, France during Champs-Elysées Film Festival (this year from June 19 to 21) and in Wroclaw, Poland during American Film Festival (November). This professional programme is a collaboration between these two festivals and seeks to facilitate the circulation of American independent cinema in Europe by bringing decision makers from all over Europe to discover new US filmmakers. During 3 intensive days, the select...

OIFF Special Event: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" by Robert Wiene accompanied by the cult band "The Tiger Lilies"

  The 10th Odesa International Film Festival will present the classic of German silent cinema, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” by Robert Wiene. The special screening will be accompanied by the British musical trio “The Tiger Lillies”. The event will take place at the Green Theatre on July 17   The premiere of Robert Wiene’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” was held in Berlin in 1920. It was this film that marked the beginning of German expressi...

Sacramento French Film Festival: 20 short films, one guest, and a new Audience Prize for short film!

  18th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL June 21-30, 2019 "THE REGION'S PREMIER FILM EVENT" Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee       18th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL ...

VIDEO: Elton John and Taron Egerton duo Performance

Fans were treated to a surprise on Sunday when Taron Egerton joined Elton John on stage at the 95th show of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Hove, UK. This duet marks the first time Elton has been joined on stage for a performance since the tour began in September 2018. Following the worldwide release of ROCKETMAN, the star of ROCKETMAN and the Rocket Man himself joined forces for a duet on one of Elton's most beloved songs. ...

Olivia Hadjiioannou on the importance of filmfestivals.com and the awards she received

Composer & Director Olivia Hadjiioannou (Oh.)  with Bruno Chatelin from FilmFestivals.com in Cannes at FRFF and in Paleochora where she won best music video award at each festival. Choosing the right film festival to submit to is often a daunting task as there are thousands of festivals around the world.   "I started submitting to film festivals last year, because the videos and music I make are experimental and avant-garde – using contemporary fi...

FEST Industry Program Schedule Announced

Closing in on the 15th edition of FEST, Clifford De Spenser, Guillermo Garcia Ramos, Mariana Sanchez Carniglia, Jennifer Parker and Mihai Gligor are the last confirmed speakers closing the program. From June 25th to 30th in Espinho, FEST's program for Film Industry Professionals will host more than 50 speakers in more than 30 Masterclasses, Debates, Case Studies and Workshops. The event will have in attendance more than 600 Film Professionals. It is our absolute...

Rise of the actresses at the 11th Okinawa Film Festival

    It was very hard not to pay attention to the many talented Actresses gracing the red carpet and the screenings of the 11th Okinawa film festival (https://oimf.jp/en/about/ ). This year, among others, the festival had invited from Japan: Honoka Matsumoto http://asianwiki.com/Honoka_Matsumoto ) and Ayame Misaki (http://asianwiki.com/Ayame_Misaki ) as well as from Myanmar, Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wutt_Hmone_Shwe_Yi ). Beyond their enchanting beauty one c...

Laugh and Peace in Okinawa

For most tourists in the World,  Okinawa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawa_Island ) is this iconic Japanese Island some 400 miles from the mainland of Japan and where it’s always a “feel good” feeling to escape, rejuvenate in this paradise similar to Hawaii. For others it’s also the gruesome reminder of the ugly battle of Okinawa during World War II (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa ) that caused so many lives from both sides and left a bitter t...

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