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

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure to explore from imagination to reality,  the arts & talents to be discovered.

Started in 1995 connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available, hopefully beginning of next year. Totally restructured for a better user experience.

For any collaboration, journalists, participations, developers PHP, Javascript, CMS or more please send us an email here Same for publicity. Please include your complete information (email and phone number) if you want an answer.

User login


RSS Feeds 

A thousand generations live in you now. See Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters December 20.

James Bond 007 No time to die 2020 Daniel Craig, Rami Malek

Trailers in 2020

 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.


Reporting on movies, film festivals, film production, premieres, movie events, industry trends and plays from around the world

63rd Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Robin Hood


by Marla Lewin


We arrived in Cannes and went right to the Carlton hotel and I said hello to Brian Grazer in the lobby, who said he was excited to be in Cannes for the opening night premiere of his film Robin Hood! We had flown in on the same plane as Donna Langley co-chairman of Universal. We were all relieved when the airline held our connecting flight to Nice because our Los Angeles flight had been late. We had heard rumors in the airport that officials were considering closing airports if the volcano erupted again.


I met a woman in the lobby having coffee, who said her french was bad so she had been living in Australia for the last several years. I laughed and told here that only spending two weeks a year in France for the festival my French only started kicking in fully just as I get ready to leave. She was hoping to catch a glimpse of Russell Crowe.  


The whole town was working in high mode in preparation for the festival and the  economic boost that the festival provides. They have suffered through a couple of tough weeks with the volcanic ash threat, and an eighteen foot tidal wave that effected the Croisette earlier in the week.


At the press conference, Cate Blanchette looked radiant.  We last saw her two years ago at the Indiana Jones premiere looking quite pregnant, This year most of the questions from the press were addressed to Russell Crowe and uber-producer Brian Grazer.  


Cate responded to a question about a sequel by saying she hadn't been asked yet since Robin Hood was just opening.  Russell said he felt auntie confident, and happily answered any questions regarding rugby, and his bands. Someone asked him what he thought Robin Hood would be like if he lived today. Russell said Robin would probably seek tolerance in a global world. The one historic reference was that the egoist King John's bad behavior actually effected the political movement that eventually led to the Declaration of Independence, otherwise, we made everything up.


Brian glazer commented he had been in  Cannes many times with different films and experiences. He referenced The Da Vinci Code, which was not well reviewed but went on to do enormous business around the world. He also remembered being here with The Changeling with Angelina Jolie, and commented on how much Cannes loves Clint Eastwood.  He had fear when he premiered  the John Waters directed, Cry-Baby.  This is an opportunity to capture the whole world's attention. It is an honor to be selected.  


Matt Lauer arrived today to open the American Pavilion with the French ambassador. Many pavilions had events today with ambassadors and stars in attendance including the Indian Pavilion which pointed to its investment in Dreamworks and other Hollywood companies.


It will be a busy week with hundreds of movies premiering in the many competitive categories as well as in the market. 



The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Breaking News

Coming up:

This friday 6-13 December 2019

FF Palm Springs international film festival

January 2-13, 2020

SBIFF January 15 2020

Meet our fest partners dailies live coverage from

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

> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> Side Film Festival
> Tallinn Black Nights

Venice Biennale 76. Mostra del Cinema - Pedro Almodóvar


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
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

Tech Innovations in Film History

7 to 10 January 2020

> Other resources
+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing and Promote
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service


User images

About MarlaLewinGFV

Lewin Marla
(Global Film Village)

Marla is a producer, playwright, screenwriter, publicist and now a journalist. She attends 12 to 20 film festivals per year. She has spoken on filmmaking at many festivals including Cannes and SXSW.


Los Angeles

United States

View my profile
Send me a message