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Martin Scorsese will receive the 2015 Lumière Award. The filmmaker will receive the distinction during the Lumière festival, to be held in Lyon and Grand Lyon (now the Metropolis of Lyon) from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 October 2015.

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Discover 'Festival Forward' the new gathering and networking opportunity for festival organizers 

Santa Barbara November 22 - 24, 2015: 
Addressing cutting-edge technology, sustainability, innovation, safety & collaboration... FestForward Convergence is a one-of-a-kind interactive conference and networking event for music, film, food + wine + beer festival organizers...

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IFTA 2015 Election Results, GFM Films Partner Michael Ryan Returns as IFTA Chairman

  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) today held its annual elections for the new Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The membership meeting took place at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City and concurrently via telephone at the British Screen Advisory Council in London.   Michael Ryan (Partner, GFM Films) was elected as IFTA Chairman, replacing out-going Chairman Paul Hertzberg (President & CEO, CineTel Films). Mr. Ryan served two previ...Digital Gym

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Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 20th - 23rd 2016. 

Submissions close january 1st, 2016
 

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival. Ranked one of the top 25 film festivals in the World worth the submission by Movie Maker Magazine. Ranked one of the best by Film International. MBIFF billed as "The East Coast's answer to the Sundance Film Festival" is in the call for entry stage which will end January 1st 2016. 

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival is open to all projects, with a special "Anything Goes" catagory. We are a truely independent film festival. MBIFF also has a budget category, so a film with a 10 thousand dollar budget does not compete against a project with a 10 million dollar budget (with the exception of the overall winner). 

The 11th annual MBIFF will take place April 20th - 23rd 2016.   

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New York Festival's World's Best Television & Films April 16, 2016

Deadline October 15, 2015

New York Festival's World's Best TV & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Dedicated to both the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today's global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent: Animation, Comedy, Corporate, Drama, Documentary, Feature Films, Movie Trailers, Music Videos, News, Promos, Reality TV Drama, Sports, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress, Special Event, Innovation, Technical Production Team, CSR, Best Screenplay, Video Art, and Best Host.

Submit by October 15

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Animaze 2016 Montreal International Animation Film Festival June 2 -5, 2016

Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
All genres and forms are welcome.
Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

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Fantasporto 2016 36th edition February 26th - March 5th

Submissions close December 5th 

The selection for shorts is only for fantasy ones, like always. Submissions are open and we are accepting online submissions.

Since we are making a new site that will be ready only later in October we propose you to send us the screener(s) for the selection commitee to see and, if the film(s) is(are) chosen, we will ask you all the materials needed. SUBMIIT

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Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown April 1 - 3, 2016


Submit by February 5, 2015

For 5 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

We look forward to having you screen at our 5th year anniversary!

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GEFF L’Europe autour de l’Europe / Grande Europe Film Festival Paris  March 16th to April 17th

Film submission deadline: December 15, 2015

The Compétition presents long features and documentaries (60’ and longer) (co)produced in Europe, never released in France. The films compete for the following prizes awarded to the author of the best film:
Prix Sauvage – Loup Dansant: bronze wolf statuette and a monetary prize;
Prix Luna: Luna statuette awarded by the jury of cinema students and young professionals.

The section Present is dedicated to the recent documentary films (50’ and longer) (co)produced in Europe during the last three years 
Subscription fee : free  -  Participation rules    SUBMIT

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The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) March 30 - April 3, 2016

 

Final deadline is February 2 2016.  Please submit via "Withoutabox"

The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is presented by the Sonoma Film Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, as a welcoming, entertaining and inspiring cinematic experience that supports and promotes independent films, celebrates the cultural diversity in the Sonoma Valley through film, and funds visual arts in education.

Named one of America's "Top Ten Destination Film Festivals," Sonoma prides itself on giving every filmmaker the royal treatment. Celebrated as one of the friendliest and most uplifting festivals on the circuit. SUBMIT

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Scriptapalooza Fellowship


Deadline is Oct 31st 

The fellowship program was developed to honor dedicated writers and to help further their creative process and skills. Writing in itself is a journey and we would like to facilitate the process by giving the fellows the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded professionals.

The Fellowship recipient will receive a Writer’s Retreat in Costa Rica for 5 days (all expenses paid) and a 6 month mentorship.

5 additional writers will receive an online writing course, $1000 and 3 month mentorship.

Everyone that applies to the Fellowship gets feedback on their script. (4-5 pages of notes)

 

http://www.scriptapalooza.com/fellowship/

 

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FLICKERFEST    8 - 17, January 2016 Bondi Beach Sydney Australia

25th International Short Film Festival
Deadline: 30th September 2015

Celebrating its 25th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA recognised Short Film Festival, and  largest short film competition, is accepting entries  from Australia and around the world, for our 2016 Festival. Flickerfest will screen for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2016 with selected highlights heading off after the festival around Australia on a 50 venue national tour. Flickerfest remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short filmmaking from around the world, judged by a panel of leading industry experts. 

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The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 8 to 17, 2016


Next Deadline: November 16, 2015 

In partnership with filmfestivals.com

Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

 

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Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 
over 40 festival wins so far)

 

 

Eco Documentary feature film by (Sharkwater) Rob Stewart

Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.
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Pseudonym, for festival consideration

First feature by french actor director Thierry Sebban. Produced by la Petite Reine (The Artist) and Diabolo Films (The Suicide Shop). winner in Fantasporto, ECU Houston WorldFest

Synopsis:  Alex is a divorced father, a stressed executive. His daily routine is work, work, work. Tonight he's in a hurry, he's due to meet a beautiful young stranger... who contacted him via the internet. But this blind date will flip him into a downward spiral and disrupt forever the course of his life.  Thriller, 75 min., Scope, Dolby 5.1  Directed by Thierry Sebban  Starring: Simon Abkarian, Igor Skreblin, Perrine Tourneux... 

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Rooted in Peace by Greg Reitman

ROOTED in PEACE, 97 minutes - 2015

Documentary by SUNDANCE alum GREG REITMAN (Sundance Audience Award Winner for fhis first documentary 'Fuel')

Starring: Deepak Chopra, Donovan, Mike Love, David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Pete Seeger, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence".

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Get Happy by Manoj Annadurai 

Feature Feel Good Movie  - World premiered in Montreal World Film Festival Winner best romantic comedy in Manhattan Fest

Charlie Kane can’t catch a break. He grew into a man who expects the worse out of life and gets it. But that changes when, by chance, he meets a bright, sunny sprite of a woman named Holly who turns him from a dour drip into someone finally allowing himself to be happy.Then a bus flattens her before Charlie eyes. Charlie opts for suicide but can’t even successfully give up on life. Left with no other choice, he adopts Holly’s ethos of positivity and just decides to be happy... by ignoring all the bad things in life. But his cynical best friend isn’t buying Charlie’s new-found happiness and sets out to save Charlie by making him miserable again. 

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Six Two Three Zero @ CinefestOZ 2015

  During this year's CinefestOZ (26-30 August 2015), an interesting sidebar to the film festival was a walk through an outdoor graffiti art museum in the seaside town of Bunbury in southwest Australia. Six Two Three Zero was created by local artist Andrew Frazer (http://andrewfrazerdesigns.com) to provide an outdoor display for gifted Australian graffiti artists. What began as an experimental platform, Six Two Three Zero is quickly becoming a nationally recognized outdoo...
 

WINNERS OF 7TH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S TELEVISION FESTIVAL 'DYTIATKO'

The Best Live Action Film by Children's Studio 'The Battle',7'48'' Canada, 2014 Director: Peter Bundic, Joshua Costea If you can't beat the competition, join them.   The Best Documentary by Children's Studio 'I am dancing',5'37'' Ukraine, 2015 Children TV Studio "Our world" Director: Polina Kugeleva Film is a self portrait of the author's admiration of ballroom dancing. The film tells about the first steps, difficu...
 

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up!

 
Cellar Door Film Festival Offers Audiences a World Tour of Speculative Cinema!   Festival returns with a mix of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from around the world.   29 September, 2015 For Immediate release   OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devote...
 

EFP's first European online festival kicks off with screenings in St. Petersburg

 
YOUTH by Paolo Sorrentino European Oscar­ Submissions for Russian Audiences The third edition of the European film showcase sees WESTWIND launching in style in St. Petersburg on October 21. The programme of theatrical screenings will serve as the engine for European Film Promotion's (EFP) first VoD festival on ivi, Russia's most popular online cinema. Over the course of five days, EFP will present a wide range of European films with t...
 

What can Scriptapalooza do for you?

 
What can Scriptapalooza do for you? from igottapitch on Vimeo....
 

The Thailand Film Office is looking forward to Thailand's first international production incentive program.

 
Director of the Thailand Film Office, Ubolwan Sucharitakul welcomed the news.   "2016 is turning out to be an excellent year for Thailand's international film production services industry. We have seen a record number of international productions choose Thailand as a shooting location, and have demonstrated once again that Thailand can accommodate both high-budget and low-budget films efficiently and economically.  Productions from the USA have ben...
 

A New Poster for the release of Casino

 
Casino by Martin Scorsese hits back theaters this coming fall ...
 

Production begins on 1st feature for NexTV's Social Impact Award Winner.

 
PRODUCTION BEGINS ON 1ST FEATURE for NexTV's Social Impact Award Winner.   Royce Gorsuch was awarded NexTV's Social Impact Award this past Feb for his brilliant short doc about wounded veterans.  His prize included participation in the 1-year coaching program, NexTV's IDEA TO MARKET INTENSIVE (designed to help artists navigate the industry ON THEIR OWN TERMS - more info below).   Royce has flourished, raising money to direct his first feature f...
 

Poland Picks Skolimowski's 11 Minutes as Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language Film

 
After a five-year hiatus, veteran Polish film director Jerzy Skolimowski is back on the scene. At the age of 77, Skolimowski seems more energized than ever. His latest film, 11 Minutes, an Irish/Polish co-production, wowed audiences in September when it debuted at the 72nd Venice Film Festival and received a special commendation from the festival's Youth Jury. The film also enjoyed packed screenings and favorable buzz at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, where it was featured a...
 

Islam. The Near and Far Eastsection at the 13th edition of the Tofifest IFF

 
The Near and Far East.     The Iranian New Wave and films about women from Muslim countries will be featured in the "Islam. The...
 

Big audience scores and Awards for Revolution

 
Runner up  at TIFF Audience Award for best documentary Winner at Vancouver, Santa Barbara, Atlantic, Victoria, Voices from the Waters Award, Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature AND Best of Festival in Guam, Cinetopia green prize, 40Fathoms Film Festival... ...
 

IFFF Screenwriters' Panel: Are family films relevant for the digital age?

 
IFFF Screenwriters' Panel: Are family films relevant for the digital age? The International Family Film Festival Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PST) Los Angeles, CA   IFFF PANEL - Fairbanks Theater   Screenwriters' Panel:  Are family films relevant for the digital age? A must attend event, join some of Hollywood's most prominent film scribes as they discuss how and why big-tent family films resonate more with wired aud...
 

Announcing the lineup for Advertising Community Shorts Night 2015

 
First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival: Here it is... our lineup for the 2015 Advertising Community Shorts Program Presented by AICP Midwest and a host of outstanding Midwest businesses! Special thanks to this year's jury (full roster here)! Here's your lineup for the 2015 Advertising Community Shorts Night... GRACE AND FORTUNE. While giving a client a manicure, Graça tells the reason she got late for work. The hot night at the forr&oac...
 

Wolf Totem, The Last Wolf, Chinese Films, Jean Jacques Annaud, Jean-Marie Dreujou

Set in Inner Mongolia at the onset of the Cultural Revolution WOLF TOTEM is an extraordinary   Chinese feature film focusing on the breakdown of the natural ecological balance in a region inhabited by nomads. This breakdown is observed by the intellectuals Chen Zhen and a comrade who were sent there in1967 to live with the nomads and teach them Chinese. The film is based on the semi-biographical bestselling book by Lu Jiamin published under the pseudonym Jian Rong in 2004. Jiamin liv...
 
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Aruba International Film Festival Year 5 Kicks Off! October 7-11 2015

 
The island of Aruba will once again host filmmakers and film enthusiasts from around the world during the fifth annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), Oct. 7-11. Kicking off with a short film and Q&A session with actor Tyrese Gibson (from the Fast & Furious and Transformers franchises) and sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA), this world-class event is filled with international and regional premieres of feature-length and sho...
 

Uranium Film Festival Berlin ended with glamour and stars from the German cinema

 
Berlin/Rio de Janeiro, October 03, 2015: The International Uranium Film Festival Berlin ended with glamour and stars from the German cinema. Film director Marcus Schwenzel received in Berlin the Uranium Film Festival’s Yellow Oscar 2015 for his movie "Seven Years of Winter". Together on the stage were Casting Director Uwe Bünker from Berlin and famous German actor Roman Knizhka who is one of the leading actors of Marcus Schwenzel´s Chernobyl movie.  ...
 

2015 Atlantic City Cinefest To Present Four Days Of Films

 
The 8th annual 2015 Atlantic City Cinefest will present four days of feature, short and documentary films, Oct. 15 to 18. The film festival will serve up a mix of comedy, drama, horror and science fiction, narrative and documentary. New Jersey-based author, Irv Slifkin, writer of Filmadelphia, hosts a guided video tour of film history in the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions Saturday, Oct. 17 at Dante Hall Theater, one of two venues lined up in th...
 

24th Philadelphia Film Festival Full Film Line-Up

 
Over 130 films from 28 countries to screen during 11-day event, which runs from Thursday, October 22 - Sunday, November 1, 2015   The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full film line-up of the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 22 - November 1 on 6 theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.   Opening on October 22nd with Anomalisa and closing on October 30th with Where to Invade Next, the 11-day Philadelphia Film Fest...
 

WoFF 2015 Starts today with great talent presence

 
(opening film still: How To stop a Wedding by Drazen Kuljanin)  WoFF 2015 kicks off today with numerous filmmakers coming to Glasgow from Italy, Sweden, Mexico, Portugal and all around the UK to celebrate indendent cinema and a multistranded programme, counting more thna 40 short films and 5 feature films.  For full programme visit the website: www.woffglasgow.com or the Box Office page.  The festival's Opening Ceremony Red Carpet with the UK premiere of the opening ...
 

NNF invites all film lovers to partake in our celebration.

 
Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers. Festival participants from around the world will show their works. We believe that the best place for them to present their work - is Near Nazareth Festival.  Our festival Near Nazareth NNF is the first of its kind.  Our festival will serve to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world. Through cooperation with movie lovers from around the world, we will make history.  ...
 

Maryland International Film Festival Hagerstown 2016 calling now

 
Welcome filmmakers to the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. We are excited about our 5th year coming up in April 1-3, 2016. For 5 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with...
 

About the Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown

 
Welcome filmmakers to the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. We are excited about our 5th year coming up in April 1-3, 2016. For 5 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Bo...
 

Television works of 9 countries of the world became winners of the 7th Television Festival “Dytiatko”

Ten Ukrainian television studios and representatives from eight countries of the world have won prizes, Cups and diplomas of the VII International Children's Television Festival “Dytiatko”. Prizes will be sent to Canada, Belgium, the USA, Croatia, Australia, Singapore, Iran and Italy. At the closing ceremony of the festival its mastermind and head of the organization committee, Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council, Sergii Chernov stressed that “each year more and more peop...
 

28th Tokyo International Film Festival unveils Full Lineup

  From left: Kohei OGURI, Yoshihiro NAKAMURA, Yuko TAKEUCHI, The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) today held the press conference to announce lineup of the all sections, jury members, recipients of SAMURAI Award, and related special events at Tower Hall, Roppongi Academyhills in Tokyo. Following a welcoming address from Yasushi SHIINA, Director General of TIFF, programing directors introduced the whole lineup of the each section in addition to the earlier announcement of...
 

NYTVF Opening Night Event: WGN’s MANHATTAN Season Two Celebration

 
Get onboard with the show that TIME MAGAZINE called last season's “secret weapon” during this NYTVF Opening Night Special Event featuring a debut of an episode from the second season of WGN America’s MANHATTAN, produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios. Screening followed by a talkback featuring cast members John Benjamin Hickey, Rachel Brosnahan, Ashley Zukerman, Michael Chernus, Katja Herbers and...
 

Montreal at TIFF 2016 - Programming Animated short and long films

 
Montreal at TIFF 2016 - Programming Animated short and long films   Animaze director Laurie Gordon and programmer Martin Petrov at TIFF 2016 party for "Sky" with Diana Kruger. Looking for new and exciting shorts and features is not so simple. Film festivals dedicate solely to animation are few. So seeking animation at all festivals i therefore even more important since many animation producers have limited choice and smaller wndows to  get their films out on th...
 

The 10th Annual Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival

 
  THE 2015 SPOOKY MOVIE INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL   October 8-17, 2015   Since 2006, October has belonged to the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival.    The festival that brought the DC area such films as THE BABADOOK, EXISTS, TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, HOUSEBOUND, and EXCISION–-holds its 10th annual event in Washington, D.C. from October 8-17 at the AFI Silver Theatre.  The Opening Night film is S...
 

Wiesbaden's exground filmfest 28 opens with Greek CHEVALIER and First highlights

exground filmfest starts on November 13, 2015 with the Greek entry CHEVALIER, a biting character sketch by Athina Rachel Tsangari. At 7 pm the first film of this year's country in focus Greece will have its Rhein/Main regional premiere at Wiesbaden Caligari FilmBühne. ...
 

Chelsea Film Festival announces the line up of feature films

The Chelsea Film Festival is releasing the list of films that are selected for this year's Edition. Nineteen Feature-length films have been selected in the 2015 Official Lineup. Thirteen different countries are represented this year: Argentina, Belgium, Cuba, Dominic...
 
 

Fantasporto partners again with filmfestivals.com

 
filmfestivals.com remains the key online partner of the Festival, showing the support to a festival doing a fantastic job for the genre and industry at large says Bruno Chatelin COO of filmfestivals.com The city of Porto is such a gem that filmmakers want to return each year with a new film, visitors want to return watch new films or decide to stay and enjoy the beauties of the city. ...
 

Hollywood Film Festival Unveils Lineup with new Team onboard

The 2015 Hollywood Film Festival, which runs September 23-27th, promises a fresh and exciting global direction under its new team:  CEO & Executive Producer Brad Parks and Executive Director Rod Beaudoin.   After funding the acquisition of the festival last year, Brad Parks guided the transition of the festival theme to socially relevant films anchored in causes and calls-to-action.  Now, with the help of Rod Beaudoin, the festival takes its message global wi...
 

The Laguna Film Festival launches inaugural edition, a festival of short films

FEST DEBUTS OCTOBER 16-18, 2015 AT REGENCY DIRECTORS CUT CINEMA   The Laguna Film Festival, a festival of short films which takes place Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18, is proud to announce the film line-up for the inaugural festival.  ...
 
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15 European Documentaries Selected for 28th European Film Awards

 
European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the first ever EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards.  The change follows a decision by the EFA Board to “acknowledge the growing importance of European documentary cinema,” says Israeli producer Marek Rozenbaum, EFA Board Member on the documentary committe...
 

Director Masato HARADA to be the focus of JAPAN NOW at the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival

                                          (c)naonori kohira   Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that Masato HARADA will be the first Director in Focus of TIFF’s new section JAPAN NOW. Masato HARADA is the award-winning director of such works as “Bounce Ko Gals,” “Climber’s High,” “Chronicle of My Mother” and “The Emperor i...
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Christopher Plummer to receive a Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at Film Fest Gent

  On Wednesday 14 October, Christopher Plummer will receive the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at the 42nd Film Fest Gent. With this accolade, the festival honours guests who have made a special contribution to the art of filmmaking. “If there is one actor deserving of the Joseph Plateau Award then it is this immensely versatile and talented Canadian icon", claims the festival’s artistic director, Patrick Duynslaegher. Film Fest Gent will also screen 'Reme...
 

Ron Perlman to be honored at Sunscreen Film Festival

 
 The THIRD annual Sunscreen Film Festival West will honor the work of actor Ron Perlman with its Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday evening, October 3rd, prior to showing the Festival premier film DESIREE (Also starring Kate Walsh and Walton Goggins) The South Bay festival takes place in Hermosa Beach October 2-4, with more than 70 films competing in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Animated Short, Documentary Short, Experimental Short & Web ser...
 

US Producer Steve Golin to Receive Career Achievement Award during The Zurich Fest

US producer Steve Golin will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award this year. He will attend the festival together with showrunner Sam Esmail and the actors Christian Slater and Rami Malek from the TV series MR. ROBOT. Golin will also bring along his latest feature film SPOTLIGHT, which will screen at the festival as a Gala Premiere. The award and celebration will include a retrospective featuring some of his most popular hit films. Steve Golin...
 

Penny Marshall to be celebrated by Hollywood Film Festival

~ Director to receive the Social Impact Cinema Icon nod ~   The Hollywood Film Festival will celebrate Penny Marshall as this year’s “Social Impact Cinema Icon.”  As this year’s recipient, Marshall will join last year’s recipient, Harry Belafonte, as an Honorary Chairperson for the festival which is anchored in socially relevant films.  Marshall, who has helped to pave the way for female directors with Jumpin’ Jack Flash in 1985; hasn&...
 

Participants and partners of US in Progress Wrocław 2015 announced

 
The fifth edition of the US in Progress co-production forum will be held on October 22-23rd, 2015, as a part of the 6th American Film Festival in Wrocław (October 20-25th). US in Progress aims to facilitate professional networking among European film professionals and emerging independent filmmakers from the United States. A biannual event, US in Progress is also held in June during the Champs-Elysees Film Festival in Paris. Invite-only screenings will feature six projects selected from fifty...
 
 
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Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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