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.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

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

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice

Biennale Cinema: main features of the 77th Venice Film Festival

The 77th Venice International Film Festival will run from September 2 to 12, 2020.

#VeniceProductionBridge#BiennaleCinema2020 Photo Gallery with 450 ambiance pictures English I French


Simone Massi is the author of the new opening sequence of the 69th Venice Film Festival

Italian animator, director and illustrator Simone Massi (who was awarded the 2012 David di Donatello for Best Short Film), is the author of the new opening sequence of the 69th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 - September 8, 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.

The new opening sequence (30 seconds obtained from 300 hand-made drawings that hint at Fellini, Angelopoulos, Wenders, Olmi, Tarkovsky, and Dovženko) will be presented in Rome on Thursday, July 26, at the official press conference of the 69th Venice Film Festival.

One of the last pioneers of stop motion animation, Simone Massi (Pergola, 1970) has won over 200 awards in major national and international festivals, and is today considered one of the most important authors of animated short films.
An independent animator, he studied film animation at the Urbino School of Art. In 15 years he has conceived and created (by himself and entirely by hand) 15 animated films that have been shown in 54 countries and will be screened at the 69th Venice Film Festival along with  his still unreleased Animo resistente.
Massi does not use computers for his work, everything he does is hand-drawn on paper, using pencils, charcoal, coloured chalk, crayons, graphite and India ink. The "scratch" technique adopted in his latest works - which allows him to complete no more than 6-7 drawings a day - working hard from morning till night – means that an 8-minute short requires two and a half years of work.
In November 2011 he completed the animated short Dell'ammazzare il maiale, which earned a special jury mention at the 29th Turin Film Festival, and was screened at the 41st edition of the Rotterdam Film Festival.  In April 2012 Dell'ammazzare il maiale was awarded the David di Donatello for best short film.
In June 2012, for the celebrative section Un minuto al termine of the 20th (and last) edition of Rome’s international short film festival, Arcipelago, Massi created the short Lieve, dilaga with filmakers Pappi Corsicato, Edoardo Winspeare, Davide Marengo and Gianluca Arcopinto.
In 2009, his short Clouds, hands (Nuvole, mani) was presented at the 66th Venice Film Festival in the Corto Cortissimo section, and later garnered a nomination at the 2010 David di Donatello and a special mention at the 2010 Silver Ribbons.
His earlier and best-known works  include Tengo la posizione (2001, inspired by Pavese  and Lettere dei condannati a morte della Resistenza), Piccola mare (2003, with voice by Marco Paolini) and The memory of dogs (La memoria dei cani, 2006), which won critical acclaim in many international festivals.
Massi created the opening sequence with the contribution of Fabrizio Tassi. The original soundtrack was written and performed by Francesca Badalini, while the sound-design is by Stefano Sasso. Julia Gromskaya was behind the camera and Lola Capote-Ortiz was in charge of post-production.

A tribute to Simone Massi

Immemoria (1995, 1'00")
In aprile (1995, 2'00")
Millennio (1995, 2'00")
Racconti (1996, 2'00")
Niente (1996, 2'30")
Keep on! Keepin' on! (1997, 3'00")
Adombra (1999, 11'00")
Pittore, aereo (2001, 4'00")
Tengo la posizione (2001, 4'00")
Piccola mare (2003, 4'00")
Io so chi sono (2004, 3'00")
La memoria dei cani (2006, 8'00")
Nuvole, mani (2009, 8'00")
Fare fuoco (2010, 10’)
Dell'ammazzare il maiale (2011, 6'00")
Animo resistente (2012, 4’)


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 for Roger Corman documentary The Pope of Pop Cinema

With Roger Corman, Myriam Brough and Bertrand Tessier

Interview with AFM Director


Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director


Interview Red Carpet King Richard Will SMITH 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 
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 Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice

Oldest festival in the world, MOSTRA is Non-specialised competitive event for features and shorts. Two competing sections and three Prizes: the Golden Lion, the Lion of the Year and the Lion of the Future to best director`s debut film.



View my profile
Send me a message