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.


Shooting Dogs, film about the Rwandan genocide premieres in Rwanda

Rwanda's Minister of Culture, Joseph Habineza, has welcomed the news that Michael Caton-Jones' "Shooting Dogs", the feature film about the Rwandan genocide, will have its premiere in Rwanda's main stadium in front of a vast audience of local people later this spring.
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones and starring John Hurt and Hugh Dancy, this powerful and compelling film is the latest to have been made about events that occurred in 1994 when more than 800,000 Rwandans were killed in less than three months.

It is a powerful and emotional true story of a massacre that took place during the Rwandan genocide at a secondary school in Kigali after the UN had abandoned it. One of the remarkable aspects of the film is that it was shot in the actual location depicted in the film, giving it a particular authenticity. Uniquely, "Shooting Dogs" was made with the participation of many of those who were actual survivors of the genocide.

"I am delighted that "Shooting Dogs" will be shown in Kigali," said Minister Habineza. "The filmmaking was a most rewarding experience for the thousands of Rwandans who participated. The story that is told in the film is an important contribution to this country's recent history and I believe can help in the process of reconciliation that we have been building in Rwanda for more than a decade," he said.

"The tragedy of the Rwandan genocide is a story that must be told and there is plenty of room for more than one story about the events that took place in 1994,' said director Michael Caton-Jones. "But obviously, I am particularly pleased that we went to Rwanda to make "Shooting Dogs" and by filming in the actual locations where this particular story took place we were able to give the film an authenticity and power that would be very difficult to reproduce elsewhere."
It will be an emotional return for the British director and producers who spent last summer working with several thousand Rwandans on the film.

"I am very very excited by what we have achieved - it's a piece of work of which I am immensely proud and I am looking forward very much to returning to Kigali to show it to the people who were so instrumental in helping make it happen,' he added. "It was an extraordinary time for the whole cast and crew to work in Rwanda and I think it shows in the final film which is a highly emotional and moving experience. We were all driven by our determination to show what really happened here eleven years ago," said producer David Belton, who co-authored the original story and was a journalist in Rwanda during the genocide. "Basically the UN and the West abandoned Rwanda when it was in a position to stop the slaughter. I am glad to see that Africa is again back in the public eye but the question is, has anything really changed?" Belton added.

"Eleven years ago the West was avoiding calling the massacres in Rwanda a genocide since that would mean not having to intervene. On the radio recently we hear Kofi Annan saying similar things about Darfur - denying that what is going on is a genocide and a reason to intervene further. Meanwhile Africans are continuing to die," says Pippa Cross, a fellow producer of Shooting Dogs and the executive producer of the award-winning "Bloody Sunday".

The film reunites John Hurt with director, Michael Caton-Jones after their success together with "Scandal" and "Rob Roy". It also stars Hugh Dancy, of "King Arthur".
"I fervently hope this film will make people question the West's role in Africa's future," added David Belton.


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