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.

Working on an upgrade soon.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers



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.


LA fest wrapped

Los Angeles – The 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival wrapped here this weekend as festival really has come into its own at it’s new digs in Westwood. Now in it’s second year in the Westwood Village this years fest shrugged off some of the first year jitters it experienced last summer to firmly establish itself as L.A’s premiere festival. The Westwood village is one of those rare places in this city that are not dominated by car culture but instead are pedestrian friendly. The number of quality theatrical venues and outdoor patio’s really created a sense of community lacking in most of this cities film festivals.

The addition of the “Works In Progress” sidebar introduced audiences to two of the industries most anticipated independent productions ; Aristomenis Tsirbas’  “ TERRA”and Nicolás López “SANTOS” . Industry Passholders got  a glimpse of the two films at the new Landmark Cinema’s in West Los Angeles.

Chilean director Nicolás López captured Hollywood's eye with his first feature, Promedio Rojo. Now only 24 years old, López is in post-production on his new romantic comedy about the end of the world, titled Santos. The $6.4 million film is one of the most ambitious films to come out of Latin America this year. The festival also presented the first public screening of footage from Aristomenis Tsirbas’ upcoming CGI feature : TERRA. Aristomenis Tsirbas is taking on the alien invasion genre in Terra. Showcasing an incredible voice cast, including Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, Dennis Quaid, Amanda Peet, Chris Evans, Luke Wilson, Danny Glover, and Ron Perlman, the film is poised to be one of the most talked-about animated films of 2008.

Other films included Rodger Grossmans ‘14 years in the making’ punk rock biopic “What We Do Is Secret” . The film retells the tale of doomed punk rock legend Darby Cash and his seminal LA band ; THE GERMS. The world premiere was held at the Mann theater and was attended by cast members including Shane West and Bijou Phillips as well as original GERMS Don Bolles and Lorna Doom. The film is sure to do decent business with die hard fans but suffers from a wobbly narrative and struggles to reveal anything engaging about the cast of characters that helped set the stage for the early LA punk scene.

Later in the week the John Ford Amphithater screened Julien Temple’s study of CLASH front man Joe Strummer “ Joe Strummer - The Future is Unwritten” . The event was hosted by ex- SEX PISTOL Steve Jones and featured live performances by LA’s THE BRIGS and Long Beachs THE AGGROLITES. Born John Mellor in Ankara, Turkey, in 1952, Strummer traveled with his diplomat father, survived an English boarding school, and faced a terrible family tragedy. Then, in the early ’70s, he picked up a guitar for the first time. Though his humanist message remained constant, Strummer was a creature of endless musical reinvention, continuing to work and perform long after the implosion of the Clash. Director Temple weaves together cultural ephemera, live concert footage, home movies, hand drawn animation and audio testimony to illuminate the life of the enigmatic frontman.

 The festivals awards ceremony featured a lavish closing night party where celeb’s, filmmakers and fans celebrated the winners. The Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Stephane Gauger’s Owl and the Sparrow. The Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature went to Greg Whiteley for Resolved. Stephen Walker’s Young @ Heart won the Audience Award for Best International Feature. The award for Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition went to the ensemble cast of Chris Eska’s August Evening, which includes principal cast members Pedro Castaneda, Veronica Loren, Abel Becerra, Walter Perez, Sandra Rios, and Cesar Flores. Given to an actor or actors from an official selection in the Narrative Competition, this is the fourth year the award has been given out at the Festival.

The award for Best Narrative Short Film went to Radu Jude’s The Tube with a Hat. The award for Best Documentary Short Film went to David Fenster’s Wood. Fredrik Emilson’s Love and
War won the award for Best Animated/Experimental Short Film. The Audience Award for Best Short Film went to Dee Rees’ Pariah. Joseph Kahn’s Knights
of Cydonia won the Audience Award for Best Music Video for the band, Muse. As previously announced at the Festival’s Spirit of Independence event on Thursday, June 28,
the Target Filmmaker Award (for Best Narrative Feature) went to Chris Eska for August Evening. The winner of the Target Documentary Award (for Best Documentary Feature) went to Jennifer Venditti for Billy the Kid. Each award carries an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target. The Narrative Feature Competition jury was comprised of Karyn Kusama, Rob Nelson, and Tom Quinn. The Documentary Competition jury was comprised of Patrick Creadon, Rob Epstein, and Lisa Schwarzbaum.

|dane allan smith


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 EFM (Berlin) Director



Interview with IFTA Chairman (AFM)



Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director
 dailies live coverage from

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

> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest 
> Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
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

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.     




View my profile
Send me a message