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.

We are currently working actively to upgrade this platform, sorry for the inconvenience.

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.


Michael Clayton a serious festival circuit film releases worldwide

Michael Clayton the film by Tony Gilroy starring, and supported by Georges Clooney and Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack...had a very successful festival circuit run starting in Cannes, Toronto, Venice, Deauville, Namur...
At the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack), Michael Clayton (George Clooney), a former prosecutor from a family of cops, takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work; he cleans up clients' messes. But a divorce, his gambling and a failed business venture have left him with a large debt. At the agrichemical company U/North, the career of in-house counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit over potential harm to humans, that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. When Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's top litigator, the brilliant Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson), has an apparent breakdown and tries to sabotage the U/North case, Clayton is sent to tackle this unprecedented disaster and in doing so comes face to face with the reality of what he has become.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
Whatever good storytelling skills Tony Gilroy has (as demonstrated by the Bourne trilogy scripts) he has allowed to get a bit jumbled in this fairly standard corruption thriller. The central story arc is carried by the ever-credible George Clooney as Michael Collins the 'janitor' at a Big Law Firm in New York. His cleaning tasks involve the firm's big clients who get into a spot of trouble - like hit and run accidents. It takes a nasty chemical company to get him and the firm's top attack lawyer Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson), to see the error of their ways.

The complex bunch of relationships inside the firm and in Collins' private life is drawn with limited clarity, eroding our involvement with them. But there is enough dirty business and clean-up business to make up for that as we discover how badly some lawyers and some corporate execs can behave. None too subtle nor wildly original, Michael Collins is nevertheless good escapist entertainment where the moral boundaries are clear and the resolution is satisfyingly just.

Tom Wilkinson is nice'n fruity and Tilda Swinton makes a hissable villainess whose muscle team can read her deadly coded language. It's not a truly great film but has some of the screen's most authoritative actors delivering serious dialogue and living under pressure. Tension is well maintained throughout, even if at the expense of some clarity.

Andrew L. Urban:Urbancinefile at


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