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


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes



Best Trailers for August 2020




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


Share your news with us at to be featured.  SUBSCRIBE to the e-newsletter.  

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.


Carandiru set to open Mar del Plata

The MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL's 19th. Edition will take place between March 11 to 20.

Hector Babenco’s powerful prison drama CARANDIRU, Brazil’s entry for the Academy Awards next year, will open the Festival, with Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE ALTROVO (Heart is Everywhere) set as the Closing Night Gala. Both directors will attend the Festival.
Carandiru was unveiled at last Cannes and will screen at Sundance achieving with mar del Plata opening a very respectable festival circuit.

First established in 1954, the Mar del Plata International Film Festival is the oldest in the Americas. In his second year in charge, noted director/writer Miguel Pereira is looking to build on the success of last year’s Festival, which attracted much acclaim and record crowds, with over 150,000 attending screenings, more than double the previous year.

Next year’s Festival will comprise the Official Competition; major retrospectives, including a major look at the work of one of the first Argentine directors to achieve international status, Fernando Birri; Raices (Roots), this year dedicated to a map of Italian cinema; La mujer e el cine (Women and Cinema), a selection of international films from women directors, which will be competitive for the first time next year; America Latina XX11 (a selection of the best work from Latin American countries); Near Darkness (a collection of films celebrating the bizarre); Vidriera Argentina (a showcase of all current Argentine films); Ventana Documental , a Documentary Section; Punto de vista (Point of View), a selection of films from around the world with definite viewpoints, as well as the ever popular Pantella al aire libre (Open Air screenings) and a section dedicated to showing the best graduation films from around the world.

“At root, we are a Latin American Festival, and I want Mar del Plata to be associated as the key meeting point for the Latin American film community, and with showcasing the best cinema from all around Latin America, “commented Pereira. “At the same time, though, we must bring the very best international films and film-makers here, so that we can exchange ideas, and celebrate together our passion for, and our belief in, the power of cinema.”

User images

About Editor

Chatelin Bruno

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



View my profile
Send me a message