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


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes



Presenting the website



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.


Juries and news from Edinburgh

Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), announced 2009’s Michael Powell Jury in addition to the other five juries deliberating across the Festival’s awards.

President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is director Joe Wright (ATONEMENT; PRIDE & PREJUDICE). Joining him on the Jury are journalist, broadcaster and author Janet Street-Porter; USA Today film critic Claudia Puig; Academy Award® Best Actor nominee and Broadway legend Frank Langella (FROST/NIXON; GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK) and acclaimed Australian actor Sacha Horler (PRAISE; MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX).

Jury President, Joe Wright, commented: “I am honoured to be in a such illustrious company as this year's jury and I am thrilled to be back at the Edinburgh Film Festival, which has always been the greatest melting pot of the British film industry and culture. Bring it on.”

Named in homage to one of Britain's most original filmmakers and inaugurated in 1993, the Michael Powell Award is sponsored by the UK Film Council and carries a prize of £20,000 one of the largest film awards currently available in the UK. Rewarding imagination and creativity in British filmmaking, 2008 saw Shane Meadows win The Michael Powell Award for SOMERS TOWN, and the Jury awarded Robert Carlyle the PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Film for SUMMER.

The nominees for 2009’s Michael Powell Award are: A BOY CALLED DAD (Brian Percival); BOOGIE WOOGIE (Duncan Ward); THE CALLING (Jan Dunn); CRYING WITH LAUGHTER (Justin Molotnikov); FISH TANK (Andrea Arnold); KICKS (Lindy Heymann); MAD SAD & BAD (Avie Luthra); MOON (Duncan Jones); MY LAST FIVE GIRLFRIENDS (Julian Kemp); RUNNING IN TRAFFIC (Dale Corlett) and UNMADE BEDS (Alexis Dos Santos).

The inaugural Best New International Feature Award will be deliberated by an international Jury of three: actor Kerry Fox (INTIMACY; SHALLOW GRAVE); actor/director Alan Cumming (THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY; X2) and journalist and author Lee Marshall. This newly established award will be open to features originating outside of the UK, in all sections of the programme, which are receiving their world or international premiere at the Festival.

The nominees for the Best New International Feature Award are: ADAM (Max Mayer); ATLETU (THE ATHLETE) (Davey Frankel & Rasselas Lakew); BARABOO (Mary Sweeney); EASIER WITH PRACTICE (Kyle Patrick Alvarez); ELKLAND (Per Hanefjord); HARMONY AND ME (Robert Byington); THE MAIDEN HEIST (Peter Hewitt); MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC (Zach Clark); MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX (Sarah Watt); ROMEO & JULIET vs THE LIVING DEAD (Ryan Denmark); SPREAD (David Mackenzie); SURROGATE (Tali Shalom Ezer); THANKS MAA (Irfan Kamal); VAN DIEMEN’S LAND (Jonathan auf der Heide) and WIDE OPEN SPACES (Tom Hall).

The Documentary Jury are: producers Margaret Matheson (SLEEP FURIOUSLY), Nick Higgins from Lansdowne Productions (THE NEW TEN COMMANDMENTS) and internationally celebrated and Turner prize nominated Scottish artist Phil Collins.

The British Shorts Jury are actor Stephen McCole (STONE OF DESTINY); Helen Anderson (Director, BAFTA Scotland) and Jan Naszewski (Shorts International), this award is also sponsored by the UK Film Council.

The International Shorts Jury are: Mark Cosgrove (Watershed Media Centre), Academy Award® winning producer Melanie Coombs (HARVIE CRUMPET) and actor Harry Treadaway (BROTHERS OF THE HEAD, CONTROL).

The Scottish short documentary Jury are director Kirby Dick (THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED) and director Michael Whyte (TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION XIV) as well as James and Morag Anderson representing the supporters of the award, Baillie Gifford.

EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill commented “I'm delighted to have such strong juries of internationally celebrated film and media practitioners. We are all especially delighted that Joe Wright, one of the UK's hottest young directors, has agreed to chair our Michael Powell jury, and that our brand new International Feature jury will comprise individuals as eminent as Kerry Fox, Alan Cumming and Lee Marshall. We thank also all of the other jurors, and the sponsors who so generously back our awards. An award at Edinburgh can be a huge boost to a filmmaker's future, and we really look forward to seeing what work these excellent juries will select.”

The Festival also announced a further late addition to 2009’s line-up, Lars von Trier’s ANTICHRIST on Wednesday 24 June. This controversial film which includes strong violence and sex, has been passed uncut by the BBFC and given an 18 certificate. Cinematographer Anthony Dod-Mantle will be In Conversation with Seamus McGarvey later in the Festival.

ANTICHRIST is the third film to be added to the programme after the previously announced documentary PAINTING WITH LIGHT about cinematographer Jack Cardiff on Friday 19 June and Family Gala ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS on Saturday 27 June.


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 with AFM Director


Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 


Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed dailies live coverage from

> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> Tallinn Black Nights

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

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

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

> 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

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




View my profile
Send me a message