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Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6.000 festivals listed, over 22 000 festival organizers contacts in our database,  75.000 articles and 830 000 unique visitors per year... 

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The 11th Annual International Film Festival Summit in AUSTIN Texas: December 7-9, 2014  The 11th Annual International Film Festival Summit will be the most informative and fun filled conference to date, expecting 800 participants...

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AFM will welcome over 70 new exhibiting companies for 2014 edition

Market to receive more than 90 new buying companies as South Korea emerges with largest number of newcomers The American Film Market (AFM), taking place between the 5th and 12th November is set to welcome over 70 new exhibiting companies, with 90 new buyers also expected to descend upon Santa Monica next month as the market continues to grow year on year. The new buyers are coming in from 35 different countries, with over 80 nations now set to be represented by buyers at the market. South Kor...

AFM 2014 Screening Schedule Now Available

The AFM Screening Schedule is now available at   You may view the schedule on the web, in a PDF grid or export to Excel. There will be changes - films are still being added and a few may drop out.   We look forward to welcoming you to Santa Monica ... 

New Italian film takes a twist on ‘Selfie’ culture with the participation of Jean Marc Barr and Rutger Hauer

Little Studio Films has announced the worldwide distribution representation of  WAX: WE ARE THE X,  Italian director Lorenzo Corvino ‘s debut feature and will be showing it at the AFM 2014 and film festivals throughout the world. Wax: We Are the X is a unique film that takes viewers on an adventure that is shot entirely in a POV perspective using various devices. The action begins when a mysterious video is given to reporters detailing a road trip to the Riviera of three fri...

Little Studio Films takes movie-goers on a journey in Riding ‘79

Little Studio Films has announced it is the producer representative for Riding ’79 and will be showing it to buyers at the American Film Market 2014 in Santa Monica.   The film is a coming of age story about a 16-year-old boy who finds himself searching for escape in the island of Puerto Rico after his mother leaves him and his sister with his grandparents in a surf town. His fascination with a hula hoop model leads him to steal his grandfather’s car to meet the object of ...
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“National Gallery” Documentary by Frederick Wiseman

“The National Gallery,” London’s esteemed art museum in Trafalgar Square, was founded in 1824, and houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. Open everyday from 10am to 6pm, it is located where all roads in London lead, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom. This 180 minute Wiseman documentary demonstrates a taste of what it is like to work behind the scenes at the world famous museum observing Dr. Nicolas Penn...

Lyme Disease- “Under Our Skin Part 2: ‘Emergence'”

“Under Our Skin” and “Under Our Skin Part 2″ are now available on DVD for those interested in learning more about Lyme Disease. Lyme disease, named after the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut, is not only native to the Northeastern United States. In fact, the disease has been reported in ALL US states (except Montana), as well as, in Scandanavia (Norway), Europe (Spain, France, Austria, and Germany), Canada, and Australia. A new report from the Cente...

AXWFF - Another eXperiment by Women Film Festival

Another eXperiment by Women Film Festival (AXWFF) promotes and screens moving images in any media, made by women, that encourage critical thinking and dialogue. ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL (AXW for short) GIVES WOMEN’S WORK A REAL TIME & SPACE IN NYC!! Presented through NEW FILMMAKERS NEW YORK Wednesday November 19 , 2014 — 7:00pm Anthology Film Archives, 2nd Avenue & 2nd Street, New York, NY admission: suggested donation $6 **************...

WILD: London FF Review

Wild, dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, 2014, US      It is rather a common thing to push ourselves beyond the borderline in an attempt to see what it takes to confront our fears. This challenge now has potentially evolved into the journey of encountering our dreams and testing our capability to either pursue or quit them; but is it easy to define a dream as a ‘to quit’ or ‘to live’, before knowing the cost?    Wild is about dreams. Or, to be m...

"The Theory of Everything” -The story of Stephen and Jane Hawking

“The Theory of Everything,” by British director, producer, James Marsh, known for Man on Wire (2008), Project Nim (2011) and Shadow Dancer (2012), had it’s World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, 2014, and will premiere in New York City, tomorrow night. Opening scene: Modern day, Stephen Hawking, born January 8, 1942, is driving his motorized wheelchair in circles on an oriental rug in a collegiate room. The film depicts a college aged Stephen...

The Rule of Lead - La Regola del Piombo For festival consideration

Following otherworldly plans which he finds very annoying, Humphrey, the ghost of a murderer, is forced to team up with Lara, a lonely teenage girl ignored by parents and society. Unable to touch things and assume a human form that would lead to the ultimate demise of his soul, Humphrey must lead the girl to save two kidnapped children as a way to redeem himself and finally abandon Earth. The two make an unpredictable rough pair and explore the old mansion where some criminals are holding the ...

Trailer for Pseudonym, for festival consideration

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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Award Speculation Begins: Rosamund Pike vs Julianne vs Shailene, Who Gets Nods from Oscar?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent It is a little early for Julianne Moore to run away with Best Actress heat for Still Alice, but Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars) already have made traction in the Oscar race so far.  The festival noise from Still Alice is deafening, and will catch up with the buzz early next month, but even the anticipation at seeing an early November pre-screening is adrenaline rush enough. Keep in mind, Julianne Mo...

Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev wins Best Film at The 58th BFI London Film Festival

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Awards’ winners at its high profile Awards ceremony at The Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Guests included Ben Miller, Ben Rivers, Christopher Hampton, Sir David Hare, Dexter Fletcher, Ian Hart, James Corden, James McAvoy, Jeremy Thomas, John Hurt, Lynda Myles, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Luc Roeg, Sophie Fiennes and recipient of the BFI Fellowship Stephen Frears. ...

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Fantasporto 2015 35th edition February 27th - March 7th

Submissions close December 5th 

This year's edition will pay tribute to Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers and Orson Welles celebrating his 100th anniversary and screening new restored prints of Citizen Kane and Top Hat which opened 75 years ago. Both are in the Fantas Classics area.

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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The Nashville Film Festival 46th Annual April 16 - 25, 2015

The Nashville Film Festival is proud to bring the world to Nashville through a celebration of the diversity of the human spirit expressed through the art of film. In year-round programs, NaFF helps build a more informed, collaborative and alive community.

The call for entries for the 2015 Nashville Film Festival is now open. Make sure to enter your film today. We offer cash and prizes valued at over $54,000 and qualify Live Action, Animated and Documentary Short Films for Academy Award™ consideration. SUBMIT VIA WAB or use the Call for Entry 2015 .

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The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) March 25 - 29, 2015

Final deadline is January 30th 2015.  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.
"2014" - 220 Filmmakers - 14 countries - 114 films

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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Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival April 23 - May 3, 2015

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE – November 19, 2014

Hot Docs (, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 22nd annual edition from April 23 – May 3, 2015. An outstanding selection of approximately 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.


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New York Int'l Children's Film Festival February 27 - March 22, 2015

Final Deadline for Shorts Oct 14, 2014 - Final Deadline for Feature Films Nov 10, 2014

New York Int'l Children's Film Festival is North America's film festival for children and teens. Each year the Festival presents 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, audience voting, and an annual Awards Ceremony.

We are looking for creative, original, non-formulaic short and feature films that support our mission to create a more dynamic film culture for children and teens. We often program films that were not created with a young audience in mind, but are received passionately and enthusiastically by attendees ages 3-18 nonetheless. We are not shy about showing films with mature themes, subject matter, language or sensibilities.

Members of the Festival jury include Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Bill Plympton, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, Henry Selick and Gus van Sant, among others. The Festival is an Academy®-qualifying festival. SUBMIT

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The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 22 -25, 2015

This will mark the 10th year anniversary of the festival ranked one of the top 25 film festivals in the World by Movie Maker Magazine.
We are open to all genres. 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).
We have been quoted as the best or one of the best festivals ever attended by films makers around the globe.

We are passionate about film and it shows! Submit by January 10th 2015

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The Garden State Film Festival

2015 Call for Entries is OPEN NOW!!!

The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works as well as provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work.  Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions all open now!!

Film Entries
Screenplay Competition
Movie Music Competition

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L Europe autour de l' Europe Festival calling for entry for 2015

Film submission deadline: December 15, 2014   Subscription fee : free   Participation rules: 1) Production: 47 countries of the Council of Europe 2) Screening formats : 35mm, 16mm, DCP, Quicktime, BluRay, Beta SP, Digibeta, DVD 3) Screeners : DVD, BluRay or link with French or English subtitles   Address : Evropa Film Akt / Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe 22 rue Deparcieux 75014 Paris, France   E-mail :

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Tokyo Fest Draws a Princess, Pixar

By Liza Foreman   TOKYO - The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival got underway on Thursday in the presence of the Japanese Princess Hisako Takamado and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.   Not forgetting the country's youth culture, boy band Arashi posed on stage with the Prime Minister who spoke about Japan and the festival being the gateway to the region.   "The Gates of Asia section is a pathway for upcoming filmmakers," he said. "A...

6th Passion For Freedom- Film Section

  The Film Section of the festival selects film makers who’ve proven their passion for freedom in a politically correct or sensitive environment whilst answering with their work 3 questions:  WHAT IS FREEDOM?  HOW EASY IS IT TO LOSE IT?  HOW HARD IS IT TO GET IT BACK?   All the trailers of the nominees are being published on the festival Youtube channel inspiring thousands of concerned citizens to watch quality films. Set in a special setting of a g...

NYFF52 Gone Girl Press Conference

By Maria Esteves – October 22, 2014 The 52nd New York Film Festival 2014 (NYFF52) GONE GIRL press conference with director David Fincher, author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn, cast members two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, English actress Rosamund Pike, Tony Award winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, and Award winning actor/author/screen playwright/producer/director/songwriter Tyler Perry moderated by director of programming/selection committee chair Kent Jones, Film Society of Lincol...



Budapest Film Week Day 3

World Premier of a Brave New Magyar Comedy  "NO MAN'S ISLAND" IS A WINNER  by Alex Deleon <>    The peak of  the week was reached early on Wednesday, day number 3,  with the World Premiere of a brand new Hungarian film entitled SENKI SZIGETE, in English "No Man's Island". There are other very recent Films on view this week but all have already been in commercial circulation whereas this film is the only...
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Philip Kaufman to receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing’ at the 22nd edition of Camerimage

It was announced today that Oscar® nominee Philip Kaufman (“Quills,” “The Right Stuff,” “Henry & June”) will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing’ at the 22nd edition of Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, this November (November 15th – 22nd).   The ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ recognizes exceptional filmmakers who have changed the way movies are made wi...

Hungarian Film Week is over, as the smoke clears ...

THE CURRENT CRISIS IN HUNGARIAN FILM -- AFTER THE FILM WEEK  by Alex Deleon <>          Ágnes Havas, Film Fund CEO, address the Crowd at Hungarian Film Week closing Celebration   The interest is already waning. Or to put it more bluntly, nobody cares ~~ About the films or even the crisis itself. There are two reasons to this:  After the Film week, the films hardly ever get to the viewers. There are no real budg...

Tickets Now on Sale for Cellar Door Film Festival!

  The Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is excited to announced that tickets are now available for the inaugural edition of the festival! CDFF invites film fans to purchase advance tickets online at a discounted price of $9, while tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event(s) for $12 (cash only). All screenings take place at Club SAW in Arts Court, 67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON. Tickets may be purchased here: Screenings are as follo...

Antonio Banderas, film actor, director, producer and even singer was announced today to be this year´s Goya Honorary Award. He will receive this honor during the Spanish Academy Awards Ceremony, known as The Goyas, on Feb 8 2015. The Goya Award, are Spain's main national annual film awards. Considered  by many in S...

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> STRICTLY BUSINESS renews partnership with IFFS for the 11th Annual International Film Festival Summit in Austin

The 11th Annual International Film Festival Summit in AUSTIN Texas: December 7-9, 2014  The 11th Annual International Film Festival Summit will be the most informative and fun filled conference to date. We are excited to announce new topics and speakers at the annual conference, insuring that attendees at all levels – first-timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional – can all find the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking ...

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Jean-Marie Lemogodeuc, nouveau président du Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine

À l’occasion de la cérémonie de clôture, le Président, Jean-Marie Dupont, a annoncé son départ après 7 ans d’exercice. Le conseil d’administration de Biarritz Festivals, l’association organisatrice du Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine, a choisi pour lui succéder Jean-Marie Lemogodeuc. Docteur d’Etat en Lettres et Scien...

Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine le Palmarès et 35 000 spectateurs

La 23ème édition du Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine, qui s’est déroulée du 29 septembre au 5 octobre 2014, a battu de nouveaux records de fréquentation rassemblant près de 35 000 festivaliers passionnés de cinéma et de culture latino-américaine ! Rappel du palmarès de la 23ème édition Longs métrages Abrazo du meilleur film :  ...

Le festival « Peaux de tigre et de pouilleux » à Poitiers

Les évènements en partenariat avec le festival  « Peaux de tigre et de pouilleux » à Poitiers  Peaux de tigre et de pouilleux : sous ce titre énigmatique, inspiré d’un compte-rendu dans le Journal Paris-Soir de l'Exposition coloniale internationale de 1931, la troisième édition des rencontres organisées par le TAP, l’Université de Poitiers et Canopé-CNDP développer...


Première édition réussie pour Tu Cita con el Cine Francés: la nouvelle manifestation organisée en Espagne par UniFrance films

La nouvelle manifestation organisée en Espagne par UniFrance films a attiré de très nombreux spectateurs à Madrid, Barcelone et Séville, venus à la rencontre de cinq films et de nombreux artistes. La première édition de Tu Cita con el Cine Francés s’est déroulée à Madrid (avec des événements ponctuels à Séville et à Barcelone) du 16 au 19 octobre. L’occasion pou...


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