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

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting 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

 

Filmfestivals.com services and offers

 

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   (december 2020) .

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

Dubrovnik International Film Festival wrap up story

Following success of the past three years, the Festival, Dubrovnik International Film Festival once again showed a diverse selection of films to an international audience, as well as showcase of present Croatia’s national film industry. DIFF 2005 hosted big names Christopher Walken, Peter Medak, Emily Watson, John Hurt, Gregory Widen, while Walken and Watson received prestigious The Libertas and Argosy Award, which celebrates their outstanding contribution and supporting the spirit of an extraordinary career achievement. In the year 2005 festival held an important festival film industry strategy, a Screenwriting Panels on a subject of film, literature and publicity held by panelist: John Hurt, Dr. James Ragan, Hugh Linchean, Marvin Siegel, Hilary Heath, Oren Jacoby, Peter Medak, Daniel Rosenthal, Gregory Widen, Andrew Dean, and Mile Rupcic the winner of Hartley Merrill International Screenwriting Prize.

Year 2006, during the five-days of festival within the enchanting Dubrovnik town, festival held a celebration of film and music, attended by local and international filmmakers. The fourth Dubrovnik Film Festival announced SEA FILMS, a new program of films that are thematically connected to the sea, because Dubrovnik's special geography, history and traditional ties to the sea. Dubrovnik Film Festival Founder and Director Ms. Ziggy Mrkich curated a selection of NEW CROATIAN FILM displayed at the Silver Lake Film Festival in Los Angeles in March. This was the first time that Croatian films were presented as a program and part of a major film festival outside of Croatia. Ms. Mrkich also worked on a similar project presented in Brussells; her background includes working in film development, radio and photography.

DIFF 2006
Best Feature Film Award was given to Branko Schmidt’s “ The Melon Route”, Best Documentary Award went to Philip Grabsky’s “In Search of Mozart”, Best Short Award went to Stacy Harrison’s “Gorgeous Labour of Love” and Special Mention Award went to Jennifer Winston’s documentary “Fisher Poets”.
An outstanding international film selection as well as the selection of national program followed The Libertas Award which was, this time, given to Josip Genda Croatian theatre director and an actor who recently passed away. The Libertas Award to Josip Genda was accepted by ex Yugoslavian, now Croatian actor and intendant of Split Croatian National Theatre Milan Strljic. Regarding other program I would mention charming Maya Gregl, editor from Croatian Television that presented her book of poetry and short film “Longing”, directed by Tomislav Gregl for which she has written screenplay.







Films of my personal choice:


“The Melon Route” by Branko Schmidt
This is a powerful feature film drama about illegal immigrants from China, inspired by a true story of illegal Chinese immigrants who drowned in Sava River on a border between Bosnia and Croatia. Branko Schmidt is indeed, a powerful director and success of this film firstly owes to Schmidt. A tragic destiny of illegal immigrants in a period of civil war in 90s empowers the strong characters of film, where protagonists and antagonists are equally important and are supported by the roles of one of the best Croatian actors, including debut of a young Chinese actress Sun Mei.

“Tressette” by Drazen Zarkovic and Pavo Marinkovic
Drama about life on a small Dalmatian island, in a very small community that leads an obscure and boring life. With the death of one member of community, and their desperate seek for a 4th replacement player in their card game called Tressetta, the community displays realistic and strong characters. Their search for player becomes revealing panel for hidden secrets of a small community and their individual characters. This is a brilliant and painfully realistic overview on a small community. Film worth seeing at least for its fantastic crew.

“Fisher poets” by Jennifer Brett Winston
This is a story of a unique community of fishermen on Alaska and their passion for tales and lyric writing about fishing. The community has two things in common: fishing and loose verse poetry. For this community fishing is not only essential food on a table but also food for thoughts. Once I’ve read that work in nature moves an important life issues in one’s head. If it’s done with passion, something simple done over and over again in nature, drags out a real complicated mind work. As simpler it gets, becomes the more essential.

“Longing” by Tomislav Gregl
This short film is the fabulous manifestation of a female longing. An intensive love story of a man and woman, narrated through a dance and personal experience. It is set on a main square in Zagreb Croatia while dancing woman and a man character are animated, which is in this case, very interesting solution. Once you see it you do not forget it, because it is not usual. You always remember a real set and an animated characters getting together, something that is usual in films meant to aim children.

“St. Vlaho hope, faith and love” by Mario Miljak
Another short documentary film about history of Dubrovnik that is tightly related and beyond doubt, tangled with its patron saint, St. Vlaho-the protector of Dubrovnik town. A fab history told by rector of a church Don Toma Lucic. Film is dealing with religious aspect of Dubrovnik celebration of St. Vlaho.


By Radmila Djurica








Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview for Roger Corman documentary The Pope of Pop Cinema

With Roger Corman, Myriam Brough and Bertrand Tessier

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director

 

Interview Red Carpet King Richard Will SMITH

 

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest 
Cannes / Marche du Film 

 

 

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

 

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

About Editor

Chatelin Bruno
(Filmfestivals.com)

The Editor's blog

Bruno Chatelin Interviewed

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

Follow me on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Instagram
Follow me on Youtube

  


paris

France



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net