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: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting 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

 

 

Best Trailers for August 2020

 

 

Editor


Established 1995 filmfestivals.com serves and documents relentless the festivals community, offering 92.000 articles of news, free blog profiles and functions to enable festival matchmaking with filmmakers.

THE NEWSLETTER REACHES 199 000 FILM PROFESSIONALS EACH WEEK   (may 2019) .

Share your news with us at press@filmfestivals.com to be featured.  SUBSCRIBE to the e-newsletter.  
FOLLOW ME ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:              

MEET YOUR EDITOR Bruno Chatelin - Check some of his interviews. Board Member of many filmfestivals and regular partner of a few key film events such as Cannes Market, AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Industry and Festival...Check our recent partners.  

The news in French I English This content and related intellectual property cannot be reproduced without prior consent.


feed

Beirut Fest Mission Impossible: Make Films not War

After a two-year hiatus caused by war and political unrest, the Beirut International Film Festival had made an unexpected return October 4-11 thanks to the efforts of the Lee & Gund Foundation, which is sponsoring it in conjuction with the launch of the foundation’s new initiative: MakeFilmsNotWar.org

During the darkest days of the summer, it seemed unlikely that the festival would take place at all. With the Beirut airport closed, the country blockaded, and infrastructure destroyed, it seemed likely to be postponed until better days were at hand. But, as foundation president George Gund explained, that made it all the more important that the festival go on this year, as an affirmation of the resilience of the people of Lebanon, as well as an act of resistance to war.

“Cultural resistance is as important as any resistance,” said Iara Lee. “We decided to come forward when we saw all these rich Lebanese supporting the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art and thought, why not the Beirut International Film Festival? Rather than point fingers we decided to help out. It's not just about funding though. Film can be a great catalyst.”

In tandem with the Beirut festival, the foundation has launched Make Films Not War. Grounded in the universal principles of human rights, the campaign works in cooperation with filmmakers, human rights advocates, diplomats, academics, and others to devise bold and creative strategies to foster dialogue and to create nonviolent alternatives to armed conflict. It has also established a Conflict Zone Film Fund that will provide support for film projects that engage talented and politically aware filmmakers from opposing sides of the world's diverse conflict situations. A statement issued by MFNW calling for diplomacy and political engagement has been endorsed by prominent directors, actors, and other film professionals.

The Beirut International Film Festival opened on October 4 with Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's eagerly anticipated new film “Volver,” starring Penelope Cruz. This year’s line up includes such critically acclaimed new films as Stephen Frears’ “The Queen,” starring Helen Mirren and Michael Sheen; Bent Hamer's “Factotum,” starring Matt Dillon, Lily Taylor and Marisa Tomei; and “Paris, je t’aime,” a collective homage to the City of Light directed by Gus Van Sant, Alfonso Cuaron, Gerard Depardieu, and others. More than two dozen other films from the Middle East and around the world round out the program, which closes on October 11 with Egyptian director Marwan Hamed's popular and controversial “The Yacoubian Building.”

After Beirut, the Make Films Not War campaign will be taken to other cities around the world, including Jerusalem, Teheran, and Lahore, to encourage dialogue and creative alternatives to war.

For more about Make Films Not War, please see http://www.makefilmsnotwar.org. For more about the Beirut International Film Festival, please see http://www.beirutfilmfoundation.org/meff06/index.html.


User images

About Editor

Chatelin Bruno
(Filmfestivals.com)

The Editor's blog


Be sure to update your festival listing and feed your profile to enjoy the promotion to our network and audience of 350.000.

Ask us for lost password.
facebook0.thumbnail.png   twitter_logo.thumbnail.png    

Follow me on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter


paris

France



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net