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

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting 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

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Best Trailers for November 2020

 

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


feed

The team of Jose enjoying Venice and great reviews

"JOSE" director Li Cheng (right) with cinematographer Paolo Giron (left), in front of Giornate degli Autori / Venice days headquarters, at the festival at Lido. Giron is native of Guatemala City, studied film in Buenos Aires, and has shot films all over Latin American. Cheng is native of China, is USA educated, and spent two years in Guatemala making "JOSE" 

 

Director Li Cheng, a U.S. transplant from China, conducted extensive interviews with gay and marginalized youths across Latin America as the foundation for Jose, a reflective drama set in Guatemala about love, loss and queer desire lived in the shadows of a culture defined by crime, violence, macho attitudes, strict religious beliefs and binding family ties.Made with nonprofessional actors in a style beholden to the neorealist tradition, the film compensates for its underfed narrative with a tender observational quality backed by confident visual sense. Its unabashed treatment of gay sex and nudity, which is less about homoeroticism than emotional candor, also should help open doors in specialized LGBT platforms.

THR

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/jose-venice-2018-1139122

"JOSE" cinematographer Paolo Giron (left) with producer and co-writer George F Roberson (right) taking the vaporetto from "JOSE" headquarters near Rialto bridge to the festival - a half hour boat trip down the Grand canal and across the lagoon to Lido island

"JOSE"  cinematographer Paolo Giron (left) with producer and co-writer George F Roberson (right), pausing in front of festival kiosk - this year is Venice film festival 75th year: world's oldest film festival. Roberson, an urbanist by training, turned to film to harness the medium for social action on topics he considers most urgent

 

"JOSE" production manager Luis Andres Schwartz (center) joins director Li Cheng (left) and cinematographer Paolo Giron (right) with "JOSE" production still <the iconic "Jose running at night"> (to the right of Giron's shoulder) at the Giornate degli Autori / Venice days headquarters. "JOSE" lead actor, Enrique Salanic, is ethnic Mayan, is Guatemala native and is fluent in Spanish, English and Mayan - he will be in attendance at the "JOSE" world premiere on 6 September at 11.30am in Sala Perla


"JOSE" producer and co-writer George F Roberson (left) with production manager Luis Andres Schwartz (center) and cinematographer Paolo Giron (right) with "JOSE" production still <the iconic "Jose running at night"> and stills from all the Giornate degli Autori selections - this year especially noted that 6 of 11 official selections are by women directors


"JOSE" production manager Luis Andres Schwartz at the red carpet in the center of the festival. A veteran of numerous Guatemalan films, Schwartz is Guatemalan native and studied film at Guatemala's premiere film school: Casa Comal

From Hollywood Reporter review, by David Rooney

 

"In a transfixing interlude of beauty and intimacy, Jose borrows a friend's motorbike and he and Luis ride to a remote countryside spot. They steal kisses and caresses along the way, making out in a bamboo field once they get there"

 

"Its sensitive portrait of being young and gay in an unaccommodating culture also makes it deserving of attention"

 

Guatemala is little known internationally, but is a fierce battleground for human rights right now - and it's already one of the world's most socially conservative countries. A bill 5272 is at the last moment of passing in the congress, and it is an attack of human rights of women, children and adolescents and LGBTIQ people in Guatemala. It extends punishment for abortion, including for situations of spontaneous abortion or natural death of the fetus during any stage of pregnancy that even occurs during involuntary, emergency obstetric situations. At the same time, Initiative 5272 contains regulations that prohibit private and public educational institutions from implementing inclusive sexual education policies and programs in the name of parents’ rights to decide what type of education their children can receive

 

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2018/09/01/guatemala-human-rights-groups-oppose-anti-lgbti-bill/

 

Links

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 AFM Director

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from

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

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

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

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

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

Top 3 Tech Innovations in Film History

> 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.

Venice

Italy



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net