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The 19th edition of Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and 8th ScreenSingaporeconcluded on a positive note

The 19th edition of Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and 8th ScreenSingapore, Asia’s leading entertainment content market and conference, ended on a strong note on 7 December 2018 with the biggest-ever representation from the international content industry. Yeow Hui Leng, Group Project Director of ATF and ScreenSingapore commented, “Asia continues to garner more eyeballs not only being a global growth leader in media and entertainment industry, but also for the myriad of content,...

The 3rd International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) opened with Green Book

The 3rd International Film Festival & Awards•Macao (IFFAM) was unveiled with a grand opening ceremony at the Macao Cultural Centre at 7 p.m. tonight. Held from 8 to 14 December, the Film Festival presents over 50 films for audiences under the theme “A New Avenue to the World of Films”.  Film industry professionals from home and abroad are also coming together for the IFFAM Industry Hub, which unfolds tomorrow (9 December) for three days. More than 800 guests attended t...

Fyre Festival reality? 8 lawsuits and a new documentary ...first look on the Netflix Doc

Fyre Festival was a music festival scheduled to take place on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma over two weekends in April and May 2017. Organized by Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule as a luxury music festival to promote the Fyre music booking app, the event was promoted on Instagram by "social media influencers" including socialite and model Kendall Jenner, model Bella Hadid, model and actress...

Artekino festival 2018 kicked off the december online program

ARTEKINO FESTIVAL: The selection of the third edition - from 1st to 31st December, 2018   24 weeks by Anne Zohra Berrached (Germany)     Flesh memory by Jacky Goldberg (France)   For some inexplicable reason by Gábor Reisz (Hungary)   Crater by Silvia Luzi et Luca Bellino (Italy)   L&rsqu...

That's a WRAP on the 24th annual Cucalorus Festival!

    Giddens, Superchunk and Brügger share new works at 24th annual Cucalorus Festival Festival continues tradition of offering wide range of genre-mixing programs The dust has settled from five days of spirited celebration in downtown Wilmington after the 24th annual Cucalorus Festival closed on Sunday, November 11. Hundreds of creative leaders, innovators, and artists took the stage to share stories and explore new collaboratio...

Bergamo Film Meeting Previews: Nouvelle Vague Iconic french actor Jean-Pierre Léaud at BFM37

Jean-Pierre Léaud, iconic actor of the French Nouvelle Vague, is the protagonist of the retrospective of Bergamo Film Meeting 37th edition. As usual, the Festival will feature the sections Competition - Exhibition and Close Up, respectively highlighting the latest trends and emerging authors in fiction and documentary cinema. Once again supported by the European Union through the MEDIA sub-program of Creative Europe, with the upcoming edition Bergamo Film Me...

Turkish Film Week returns to London 12-16th December

A rich panorama of new and recent feature film successes from Turkey will be unveiled on the Strand with seven special screenings bringing box-office hits, festival award-winners and "Oscar" candidates from Wednesday 12th December until Sunday 16th December, as an appetiser for a larger film event in 2019. Turkish Film Week opens with the British premiere of PLANE TREE, selected at Antalya and screened during the Berlinale, a family drama set in a remote village in Kars in the...

Sparrow Film Project announces its nominees

The SPARROW FILM PROJECT is an annual short-film film festival that challenges first-time and established filmmakers to create three-minute films in three weeks. For each edition, filmmakers are guided by a unique set of criteria based on a new theme, and each team draws a random assignment from a hat. Since its’ inception, The Sparrow Film Project has championed films that display a high-degree of craft and ingenuity, while imbued with wonder and quirkiness.--   ...

ILLUMINATE is launching a year-round CineMatters Series

ILLUMINATE is launching a year-round CineMatters Series, a curated collection of single night screenings of the year’s best conscious films paired with exciting events, immersive Reel Healings, illuminating panels and/or spotlight guests.   Additionally, in 2019, we will launch a digital screening series of conscious films for our global membership.   While I’m on sabbatical, our wonderful and capable managing director, Morgan Richmond, will take the reins, and our pa...

HYPERSPECTIVE, a free immersive film festival experience wrapped

“Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors which creates the Vision of Man.” – Robert Delaunay HYPERSPECTIVE, a free immersive film festival experience presented by RYOT, is coming to Downtown Los Angeles. Discover an infinite multitude of simultaneous perspectives as you screen next-generation immersive films in a 360-degree dome theatre. Created, powered and curated by META, HYPERSPECTIVE will feature short and long-format i...

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema comes back for the 13th edition: November 26-December 5

Highlights include festival winners Touch Me Not and I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, a new wave of films by women directors, and a focus on the darkly satirical work of internationally acclaimed auteur Radu Jude   The Romanian Film Initiative, The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the Jacob Burns Film Center are proud to present the 13th edition of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, to run November 26-December 5. The survey of...

Zhang Yimou’s Shadow will close the International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) on December 14.

  Director Zhang Yimou’s reimagining of the classic Three Kingdoms: Jingzhou epic tells the story of a powerful King and his people who have been displaced from their homeland and long to win it back. The King is wild and ambitious, but his motives and methods are mysterious. His great commander is a visionary who longs for nothing more than to win the ultimate battle, but needs to lay his plans in secret. The women of the palace are tragic figures, caught between being revered as ...

Good Bye Sami RIP! Samuel Hadida passed away in Santa Monica

Samuel Hadida, highly regarded French producer and distributor, and a good friend of mine in my distributors days, passed away unexpectedly Monday November 26th at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital following a short illness, announced his brother Victor.  For many years Samuel and Victor have owned and managed Metropolitan FilmExport, the leading French distributor of American indie fare they had founded with their father David.            &nbs...

Talent Ambassador – Aaron Kwok highlights Macau IFFAM

IFFAM Talent Ambassador Aaron Kwok has shared his excitement ahead of participating in the 3rd International Film Festival and Awards • Macao in a new video introducing three films from this edition’s programme. Aaron is looking forward to seeing Vasan Bala’s The Man Who Feels No Pain from India, Danish director Gustav Moller’s thriller The Guilty, and Clean Up, the Korean drama from Manki Kwon. The three Competition films are part of a rich programme of over 50 films fr...

Voltage Pictures has closed major sales for Guy Nattiv’s TIFF Award-winning film Skin

Voltage Pictures has closed key deals on Guy Nattiv’s Skin after introducing the title to international buyers at the recent 2018 American Film Market, it was announced today by company President and COO Jonathan Deckter. The film, starring Jamie Bell, Vera Farmiga and Danielle McDonald premiered to strong reviews at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.   Voltage closed major deals on the biopic including Lionsgate for the U.K., Ascot Elit...

Taiwan TV Showcase at the Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore

On 5 December 2018 (Wednesday), Taipei Multimedia Production Association (TMPA) will host a Taiwan TV Showcase at the Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.   At the event, TMPA will announce an upcoming drama series, Best Interest《最佳利益》, and promote their latest travel programme, Never Ends《溢遊未盡》 where the host starts from USA before travelling to all corners to the world. Cast members of these programmes will be present, including: Wu Tien-Hsi...

Principal photography begins today on MISBEHAVIOUR, a dramedy based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest

Principal photography begins today on MISBEHAVIOUR, a dramedy based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest and its disruption by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement.  The film will shoot in and around London over the next nine weeks. In addition to the previously announced cast of Keira Knightley (in the role of SALLY ALEXANDER), Gugu Mbatha Raw (as JENNIFER HOSTEN) and Jessie Buckley (as JO ROBINSON), new members of the ensemble announced today include Oscar nomi...

Herzog will be awarded the Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel at next Visions du Réel, International Film Festival, Nyon

Visions du Réel, International Film Festival, Nyon, will pay tribute to one of the world’s major filmmakers during its 50th edition. It is Werner Herzog who will be awarded the Sesterce d’or  Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel during the 2019 edition of the Festival (5—13 April 2019). In partnership with the Cinémathèque suisse and the ECAL, several events are being organised to give the audience the opportunity to meet the legendary film di...

Launch of the 22nd Edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS

  For the 22nd edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS (Feb 8 – 11, 2019) – EFP’s high profile programme for internationally most promising European acting talents at the Berlin International Film Festival – the EFP member organisations have nominated 29 European actresses and actors of which 10 will be selected by an expert jury. The nominees have qualified for this important stepping stone in their career by already starring in their first leading roles and receivin...

Highlights from the 4° Edition of the YEREVAN SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

              Salento Cinema, a no-profit association, presents an eclectic selection of independent films that tell stories of ordinary people or  films that explore familiar stories in greater depth. All films are Armenian Premiere. On November 28th and 29th, the Naregatsi Art Institute will host for the fourth time the Salento International Film Festival. The following feature films will be screened as part of the festival: Imperfect Age by...

Look out for a brand new fest in Melbourne: Paracinema Fest... Opening this month!

  Paracinema Fest is the latest festival to claim space in Melbourne's thriving cinema scene, and it’s here to open the city's film lovers' eyes to new boundary-pushing genre films from Thursday 29 November to Wednesday 5 December. Embracing all forms of transgressive visual media culture, Paracinema Fest is the mutation of high and low art, conjoining cinema academia with (not) guilty pleasure films and everything in between. The ina...

New Media Film Festival networking event around the Distribution Experiencce

    THE DISTRIBUTION EXPERIENCE MEET FILM DISTRIBUTORS & PROFESSIONALS FROM TOP COMPANIES   with Guest Speakers   SYDNEY LEVINE Founder of FilmFinders, formerly International Distribution for 20th Century Fox   PETER BELSITO Founding member of the Independent Feature Project (IFP - now know as FilmIndependent), partner in FIlmFinders   AFM SPEAKER ALUM SUSAN JOHNSTON President of Select Services Films, Inc., and f...

Boston International Kids Film Festival Presented Over 50 Films Made For, By and About Kids

The 6th annual Boston International Kids Film Festival (BIKFF) wrapped at the Somerville  Roughly 40% of the films being screened were student-made, with the producers and directors being 18 years or younger.   An awards ceremony has been held Saturday at 5:30pm at Orleans Restaurant across  from the Somerville Theatre. In 2018, the Festival will present awards for Best Documentary, Best Short, Best International, Best Student Film, Best Student Documentary, and Audience Choice...

25th anniversary Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 23-March 3, 2019

More Films Than Ever Before Have Been Submitted for Consideration A full lineup of 160 films – selected from more than 1400 entries – evening events and parties, workshops and very special guests from the film industry will highlight the 25th anniversary Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 23-March 3, 2019.             Advance-sale passes and ticket pages go on sale Nov. 20.        &nb...

Line up of Speakers at The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF)

The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) today announced the addition of CuriosityStream’s Chief Content Officer, Steve Burns, to a largely fresh line-up of C-Level Executives. As Chief Content Officer for CuriosityStream, Burns is responsible for CuriosityStream's entire library of original productions and acquisitions, including award-winning titles and series such as “Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places” and “David Attenborough's Light On Earth”. Curios...

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