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Day 2 at Santa Barbara with the World Premiere of Jeff Bridges presentation of Living in the Future's Past

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“Living in the Future’s Past is an invitation to everyone to learn about themes that are often overlooked in our cultural dialogue, but are necessary keys to the future that we desire for our children. Living in the Future's Past is a metaphor for tuning in to what is already here.” - Jeff Bridges   Adam Wright and Lise Romanoff from Vision Films, Laurie Kirby (FestForums), Susan Kucera the director and ...
 

Interview with William Dafoe 

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Day 2 of the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) was underway yesterday with the presentation of the Cinema Vanguard Award to three-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe at The Arlington Theatre. The honor, which was presented by director Josh Boone, was bestowed upon Dafoe for his performance in “The Florida Project.” Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SBIFF During a Q&A discussion led by Pete Hammond which included clips highlighting Dafoe...
 

William Dafoe honored at the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

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Day 2 of the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) was underway yesterday with the presentation of the Cinema Vanguard Award to three-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe at The Arlington Theatre. The honor, which was presented by director Josh Boone, was bestowed upon Dafoe for his performance in “The Florida Project.”   Photo Credit - Getty Images for SBIFF During a Q&A discussion led by Pete Hammond which included clips highlighting Dafoe&...
 
 
 

Interview with Alec Baldwin from Santa Barbara

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The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Opening Night Film "The Public" Presented by Belvedere Vodka Description - SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 31: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin at the Opening Night Film "The Public" Presented by Belvedere Vodka during the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for SBIFF) Keywords - Arts Culture and...
 

Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen & More Kick Off Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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The 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) officially kicked off yesterday with the world premiere of Emilio Estevez’s “the public” and the Opening Night Gala. On hand to celebrate was SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling; Estevez and fellow cast members Alec Baldwin, Michael K. Williams, Jena Malone, Che Smith, Spencer Garrett and Jacob Vargas; festival jurors Anthony and Arnette Zerbe, Artie Schmidt, Geoffrey Cowper, Jan Biivoet, Jesus Lloveras, ...
 

2018 Santa Barbara Program

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The 2018 SBIFF will offer 200+ films representing 58 countries, 45 World premieres, and 53 U.S. premieres, along with tributes with the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach programs.   Below is the list of features and short films at the 2018 SBIFF. For the complete list of films, synopses, and other special events please visit www.sbiff.org and download the SBIFF app.   23 WORLD PREMIERE FEATURE FILMS (listed alphabetically) ...
 

 

Jeff Bridges has the world Premiere of his film "Living in the Future's Past" in his hometown Festival

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Jeff and the director of the movie Susan Kucera.  View Sneak Peek Preview:  Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Bridges, alongside expert scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of...
 

Statement from SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling on the recent tragic events in the region

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Statement from SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling — Many people have been asking me if the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place. My answer is an emphatic “Yes.” How do you do a film festival following the immense tragedy unfolding in Montecito and Southern California? Well – the honest answer is that it is needed now more than ever. Movies have always provided a sense of community. It is an opportunity for pe...

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47st International Film Festival Rotterdam 24 January- 4 February 2018

IFFR presents 47th edition award winners

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From left to right: festival director Bero Beyer with Tiger Award winner Cai Chengjie (filmmaker) and Jiao Feng (producer/cinematographer)   ...
 

IFFR launches IFFR Unleashed as stand-alone streaming platform

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Festival director Bero Beyer and filmmaker David Verbeek at the IFFR Unleashed press conference   New subscription and pay-per-view models unveiled as festival pursues ambitious online expansion    On Tuesday 30 January, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) officially launches its streaming service: IFFR Unleashed. The platform aims to support independent filmmakers and connect them with online audiences year-round. The servi...
 

IFFR festival director kicked off the festival

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Bero Beyer Festival Director Everyday we are fed a seemingly unstoppable flow of images. Whether we like it or not, the stories they convey have an impact on how we view the world and ourselves. But it is up to us to decide whether to stay glued to the repetitive stream of easy-answer-imagery or to open our minds to alternative visions that inspire us; images and stories that ask questions and broaden our horizons: cinema!     Last year International ...
 

Masterclasses and talks at IFFR 2018

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Clockwise: Armando Iannucci, Charlotte Rampling, Lucrecia Martel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Paul Schrader, Sean Baker     ...
 

IFFR  Hivos Tiger Competition 2018

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Piercing by Nicolas Pesce, with Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott 47st International Film Festival Rotterdam 24 January- 4 February 2018 Rotterdam, 9 January 2018   Eight films selected for the festival’s most prestigious award    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the eight titles selected for the Hivos Tiger Competition: seven world premieres and one international premiere. The prestigious Hivos Tiger Award includes a cash p...
 

IFFR PRO Days 2018

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With IFFR 2018 just around the corner, we welcome you to take a look at this years programme and prepare your stay.   ...
 

Jimmie by Jesper Ganslandt opened IFFR 2018

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Jimmie by Jesper Ganslandt 47st International Film Festival Rotterdam 24 January- 4 February 2018       Closing film is Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin  International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the opening and closing films for its 47th edition. Inaugurating the twelve-day festival on 24 January 2018 will be the world premiere of Jimmie by Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt, a road movie with a truly original twist about ...
 
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Sundance Jan. 18-28 in Park City, Utah    

The Sundance Kid is moving on, Trevor Groth leaves Sundance to join 30WEST

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"After 25 years I have decided to leave Sundance for an exciting opportunity to work at 30WEST. I owe everything to Robert Redford and John Cooper. They were amazing mentors, colleagues and friends and I can’t thank them enough for everything they did for me. Happy trails Sundance!" In a memo to staff, Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper was typically gracious. “Every new idea or program that was developed since I became director has been ...
 
 

Science Fair wins the first-ever Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 123 films in Sundance

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Credit: Science Fair, Photo by Pete Alton. Sundance Institute today announced Science Fair as the winner of the first-ever Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 123 feature films screened at the  2018 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah, January 18-28. The Festival Favorite Award is the 29th and final recognition bestowed on this year’s Features, including juried prizes and category-specific Audience Awards...
 
 

Sundance 2018 Awards Show Video

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After 10 days and 123 feature films, the 2018 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, with host Jason Mantzoukas emceeing and jurors presenting 28 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City, Utah. Honorees, named in total below, represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Bold, intimate, and humanizing stories prevailed across categories, with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to The Miseducation of Cameron Post (U.S. Dramatic), Kailash (U.S. Documentary),...
 

Sundance 18 Top Prizes Go To The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Kailash, Of Fathers and Sons, and Butterflies

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    (L-R) Of Fathers and Sons,  Credit: Kahtan Hasson and Talal Derki; The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Credit: Jeong Park...
 
 

Sundance 18 day 9 Jason Mantzoukas Hits the Road; Spike Lee Probes the Human Condition

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THE WORLD PREMIERES CONTINUE READ MORE   Our favorite sidekick gets a much-deserved leading role in The Long Dumb Road, and Spike Lee returns to the Festival with a mashup of the biblical Exodus story and Waiting for Godot. Special Events Take Over the Town On day 9, Nick Offerman and Jason Mantzoukas stopped by the Filmmaker Lodge; Taika Waititi, Catherine Hardwicke, and Justin Lin discu...
 
 

Cinematic Coming-of-Age Stories, Heather Graham Celebrates Women Leadership

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DAY EIGHT SPOTLIGHT READ THE RECAP Volatile Coming-of-Age Story Finds Beauty and Magic in We the Animals Documentary filmmaker Jeremiah Zagar tackles his first narrative feature, turning a dysfunctional family into a cinematic dream with We the Animals. And Alexandria Bombach premieres On Her Shoulders, a do...
 
 

3 Filmmakers Awarded Inaugural Sundance Institute Open Borders Fellowship

 
  Sundance Institute Selects Three Filmmakers for 2018 Sundance Institute Open Borders Fellowship Presented by Netflix, in Recognition and Support of Emerging Independent Filmmakers Working in Narrative and Documentary Film   ...
 
 

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2018 Berlinale Festival Posters: The Bears are back, of course, which one do you prefer?

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EFM! New line-up and new titles from Summer Hill Entertainment

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Second, we are a reliable source of high quality films for our international buyers.  With our worldwide relationships and successful track record in the international licensing business, our team supplies our buyers with great films for their channels and labels meeting their volume, timeframe and financial requirements.  Additionally, we know how to deliver the goods.  Today’s international deliverable requirements are more complicated than ever.  Our knowledge and experience in the delivery process ensures successful and complete product delivery meeting each of our clients’ unique specifications

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Berlinale Talents 2018 25 public talks and five film screenings invite Berlin audiences and 250 Talents

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Berlinale Talents 2018: Nancy Schreiber, Agnès Godard, Christian Petzold, João Pedro Rodrigues, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Gus Van Sant, Carla Simón, Lav Diaz, Lauren Greenfield, David and Nathan Zellner, Josephine Decker, Samuel Maoz, Tom Tykwer and Other Guests Share Secrets The Berlinale Talents programme is complete. 25 public talks and five film screenings invite Berlin audiences and 250 Talents to join into a dialogue about filmmaking. It is all about secrets, and not just...
 

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: The Future Is Now – Making Things Happen

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Since it was launched in October 2004 on the initiative of the Berlinale and the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF) has been committed to the development and support of cinema in regions with a weak filmmaking infrastructure, as well as to cultural diversity in German cinemas. The WCF is a film funding project with a distinct cultural, artistic and innovative profile that has been successful in fostering international cooperation. Of course, it has played...
 

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Ride Upon the Storm wins the 2018 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

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        Adam Price, writer of the Danish TV series Ride Upon the Storm (Herrens veje), is the recipient of the 2018 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize – this was announced at a ceremony at Göteborg Film Festival tonight. This is the second time the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, is given out. The SEK...
 
 

Sergei Loznitsa with Dragon of Dragons Award

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This year, the Krakow Film Foundation Programme Council decided to honour the eminent director of documentary films, Sergei Loznitsa, with the Dragon of Dragon award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the development of the international cinema. The 21st laureate of this prestigious award is at the same time the youngest winner of the award in history.   "Winning the Dragon of Dragons award at Krakow Film Festival is a great honour for me. My first documentary film, ...

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Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF October 25 – 28, 2018) is calling

 

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February 28, 2018  Regular Deadline I April 30, 2018 Late Deadline

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Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film. In 2014 AIFF was awarded the Community Recognition Award by the Arlington Martin Luther King Committee, in 2013 the Alan McClennen Community Arts Award by the Arlington Center for the Arts and the Gold Star Award by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Through the founding of AIFF, the mission has also focused on enriching the community and broadening the view of our world and ourselves. AIFF believes that the arts are here to connect us, to communicate across boundaries, and touch our common humanity.

AIFF is open to national and international filmmakers. Whether professional or a first-time filmmaker, we welcome innovative, original films with unique perspectives. Many of our selected films have been nominated for Academy Awards; i.e. BOTSO: The Teacher from Tbillisi directed by Tom Walters, Elena directed by Petra Costa, and Documented directed by Jose Antonio Vargas. We Still Live Here directed by Anne Makepeace was chosen by the U.S. State Department to screen around the world and other films have been purchased by CNN, POV, PBS, WGBH, and NOVA. 

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Movie trailers play an increasingly important role in entertaining us and helping us determine where to spend our leisure time. The best trailers are works of art in their own right, expertly blending elements of cinema and advertising.

Early Deadline for Entry is FRIDAY February 2nd, 2018 (11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time)

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The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (April 26 – 29, 2018) is calling for your film

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Voted one of the top 50 Film Festivals worth the Submission Fee in 2016 AND 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent. In recognition of the time and talent of the independent filmmaker, awarding over $40,000 in cash and benefits, including a $10,000 Best of the Fest award.
Over $40,000 in cash and benefits to be awarded**

 
 
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 New Media Film Festival

June 12 -14, 2018

Announcing - JEFF BRIDGES Legendary Actor & Producer of upcoming documentary "Living in Futures Past" 2018 Recipient of the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award at the New Media Film Festival Opening Night, June 16, 2018*

Celebrate - Collaborate - Creative Technology & Story

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New Venue James Bridges Theater - Los Angeles CA

New Website - www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

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Saturday & Sunday June 16-17 2018

12:30pm - 10:30pm

New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.
Each entry is considered for Screening in a state of the art theatre, The Landmark, owned by Mark Cuban and/or Competition and/or Distribution $45,000.00 in Awards will be given out. Each programmed content is in consideration for a Best of Category, Audience & Grand Prize Award.

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SCIFI WORLD

Filmfestivals com has an eye for SciFi: check our fantastic selection

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CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. This is Maurice Heems' first feature film. A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish. &.. 
 

Galaxy's Edge magazine starts the new year with a bang

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Galaxy's Edge magazine (edited by Mike Resnick) starts the new year with a bang, its latest issue featuring a fascinating collection of stories and authors including Orson Scott Card (author of Ender’s Game), Joe Haldeman (author of The Forever War) and Mercedes Lackey (author of the Valdemar series). Mike Resnick The magazine also features an interview each month, and the current issue has an interview with one of the most popular and decorated authors in science fiction, L...
 
 

The Humanity Bureau, starring Nicolas Cag Sets Theatrical and VOD Release For April 2018

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The Sci-Fi Action Thriller, The Humanity Bureau, starring Nicolas Cage, is set to release in standard theatrical theaters, Barco Escape format theaters and Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) on April 6, 2018. The film’s debut will be complimented by the release of a standalone episodic Virtual Reality (VR) series titled “The Humanity Bureau VRevolution,” which will be available for download across all VR platforms on March 2, 2018. “We shot the film in three different form...

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ECO CALLING
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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Eco, Transition, Green and Conservationism cinema: check our fantastic selection

 
"Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the...
 
 

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ANIMATION CALLING

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William Joyce at FMX 2018 | Animation Production Day

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      FMX 2018 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media April 24-27, Stuttgart/Germany, Haus der Wirtschaft Ludwigsburg/Germany, February 1, 2018. FMX is proud to announce three more animation industry heavy-weights as speakers for this year’s edition: William Joyce (Moonbot Studios), Stuart Shankly (Cartoon Saloon) and Lynne Naylor. Moreover, the Animation Production Day takes place in Stuttgart on April, 26 and 27, 2018. In addition, in the bra...
 

Visegrad Animation Forum: call for submissions

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  The VAF Třeboň (May 1 – 3, 2018, Czech Republic) is the leading pitching event for animated film in the Central and Eastern Europe. SUBMIT NOW your animated project in development to the PITCHING COMPETITION in two categories: Short Films (single film less than 20 minutes long) ...
 

Immersify – Innovative technologies for Virtual Reality

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  European R&D project to develop the next generation of immersive media and tools Virtual Reality (VR) has what it takes to be the next big game-changer in the media sector. In stark contrast to video, TV and the movies, VR applications promise experiences that are not only more intense but, above all, interactive and individual too. Be that as it may, a considerable amount of R&D work still needs to be done to haul VR out of the niches it’s been confined to and launch i...
 

 

Annecy to honor Brazilian animation, with music as a special guest star!

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      As announced at the close of the 2017 event, the 2018 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will focus its lens on Brazilian animation. Music, as well, will be ubiquitous during the week thanks to cine-concerts, screenings, conferences, debates and more. Brazilian animation plus music in animated films – the two were just made to tango!     Brazilian animation "This year, Annecy will focus its bright lights on Brazilian an...

MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 

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MIAFF is bursting into its 5th edition and will be a spectacular 5th year birthday party! Call for entries are now open so take advantage of early bird rates until October 14 For festival strategy and consultation contact Animation Calling today! With hundreds of submissions from all over the world MIAFF 5 will be screening your film alongside  an ANIMAZING party to boot!     
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HORROR CALLING

Filmfestivals com has an eye for Horror and SciFi: check our fantastic selection

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Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in th eHorror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"      CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive,... 
 

13 genre projects for the 2nd edition of the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum

Frontières is returning to Amsterdam with a line-up of 13 projects for the 2nd edition of the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum. Initiated by the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, with support from the Netherlands Film Fund, the genre-focused Forum invites to Amsterdam (February 22-24) 13 projects at the late financing stage to work with a select group of industry experts in finance, sales & dis...
 
 

2018 Imagine Film Festival 11th to 21st of April in EYE Amsterdam

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Imagine Film Festival 2018 - 11th to 21st of April in EYE Amsterdam   ...
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DOC FESTS CALLING

Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our fantastic selection

"Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environ...
 

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again : Watch the trailer

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Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by J...
 

Living Among Us has entered final round of The Magic of Horror film competition crossing all fingers and fangs!

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Living Among Us has won the Second Round of The Magic of Horror film competition and is now a finalist, crossing all fingers and fangs till august 2018.     BI-MONTHLY HORROR FILM CONTEST! - This bi-monthly horror competition for short and feature length films is running every two months from August 2017 through July 2018. The winners for each round are automatically entered as Finalists into the Best of Series Competition that announces the cash prize winners in Au...
 

Black Panther: World Premiere Video Capture

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The World Premiere with cast, filmmakers and special guests tool place this Monday, January 29th at  The Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, CA     WORLD PREMIERE    #BlackPanther   In Theaters February 16, 2018       ...
 

Winchester The Spierig Brothers (Jigsaw, Predestination): Watch the trailer now

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Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the ...
 
 

Pacific Rim Uprising: Watch the trailer

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Release: 03/23/2018   The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising. John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake...
 

Breaking In by James McTeigue: Watch the trailer

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  Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In. Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8). Written b...
 

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Cut Off' by Jowan Carbin 

Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, Clive follows Trevor, a former professor to his country home on the bayou in Cut Off, LA to gain a new perspective.  While Trevor helps Clive deal with his demons, Clive is sucked into a mission to kill.

 

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CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems USA India Thriller Science Fiction 79 minutes

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A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish.

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LIVING AMONG US by Brian Metcalf  - Vampire Found Footage Thriller Ocober 2017 80 minutes

A family of Vampires hire some filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results.  STARRING: John Heard (Home Alone), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You).

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LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, A documentary presented by Jeff Bridges.
USA October 2017 - 83 minutes

 

WORLD PREMIERING AT SANTA BARBARA FESTIVAL - THE HOME OF JEFF BRIDGES

Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weave evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind. 

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DEAD ON ARRIVAL D.O.A. by Stephen Sepher - Thriller  - USA  - June  2017 -  96 minutes

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Emmy nominated Billy Flynn stars in an ensemble cast as Sam Collins, a pharmaceutical sales rep who visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. He finds himself in a dark world of sex, corruption and murder as he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, with less than 24 hours to live, Sam turns to a local girl Jesse. Their path leads to a voodoo priestess who only confirms Sam's doomed fate. On the run, caught in a deadly vertigo with no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the Mob and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

Inspired by the 1950 classic noir thriller D.O.A. 

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Revolution by Rob Stewart  
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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
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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Cinequest Film & VR Festival Celebrates Global Film Artists, Technologists, and Futurists in its 28th Season

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105,000+ Festival Participants to Connect in the Silicon Valley from February 27th - March 11th Cinequest, a vanguard organization that fuses creativity with technological innovation to empower, improve, and transform the lives of people and communities, today revealed the full program for its international celebration of the filmed arts and technologies, the Cinequest Film & VR Festival. From February 27th through March 11th 2018, the festival’s 28th season has programme...
 

Cinequest Film & VR Festival lineup

 
Cinequest Film & VR Festival lineup, to date, of premiere movies, parties, hangouts, experiences, and big events.  We are dedicated to deliver on this year's theme of Impact. The impact you can expect via your Cinequest experience com...
 

The Fribourg International Film Festival: a 32nd edition devoted to bravery

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          The Fribourg International Film Festival has unveiled the sections and theme forming the 32nd edition of the programme, which will be centred around extraordinary life trajectories. FIFF will open with one of the year’s most striking films, Makala, a poignant documentary which follows the Homeric journey of a young Congolese man. The film will have its Swiss Premiere with director, Emmanuel Gras, in attendance. The Cuban comedy Sergio...
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The crew behind Cut Off

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Jowan Carbin Writer | Director | Executive Producer Jowan Carbin was born and raised in California’s Bay Area. As an undergraduate, he pursued the craft of acting and received a BA in theatre with a minor in film from the University of Southern California. Soon after, Jowan attended Columbia University, where he received a MFA in film with high honors. Jowan has written and directed numerous short films, but it was his short film Welcome to Lif...
 

The Cast of Cut Off

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  JOHN ROBINSON AS “CLIVE STONE”  John Robinson was born  on October 25, 1985. From role to role, actor John Robinson exuded an all-American presence and look that made him a shoe-in for portrayals of average, well-rounded young men, but he also projected a subtly haunting quality that lent him perfectly to material with a slight edge. On that note, Robinson is arguably best known for his contributions to Gus Van Sant’s explosive 2003 drama Elep... 

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Major Buzz Factory : Expérience de Bruno Chatelin du marketing Digital pour les films

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 marketing et le digital.

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FIDMarseille perd Laurent Carenzo

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Décès de Laurent Carenzo Le Conseil d'Administration et l'équipe du FIDMarseille soutiennent la famille et les proches de Laurent Carenzo dans cette épreuve, et leur adressent leurs plus sincères condoléances. Laurent Carenzo a rejoint le conseil d'administration du festival en décembre 2001. Passionné de culture, il a toujours soutenu le FIDMarseille. Il va nous manquer... Deux hommages lui seront rendus, un à...
 
 

Le Festival International de Films de Fribourg : Une 32e édition sous le signe du courage

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·         Une 32e édition sous le signe du courage ·         Die 32. Ausgabe macht den Mut zum Thema ·         A 32nd edition devoted to bravery         Le Festival International de Films de Fribourg dévoile toutes les sections qui com...
 
 

Les tables rondes qui ont été organisées par le Fipa Campus

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Les tables rondes qui ont été organisées par le Fipa Campus     © Photomobile/2018    ...
 

CARTOON MOVIE : le forum de co-production pour les longs-métrages d'animation revient à Bordeaucx début mars

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20EME EDITION DU CARTOON MOVIE ! 300 FILMS FINANCES POUR 2 MILLIARDS D'EUROS    Prochaine édition : du 7 au 9 mars 2018, à Bordeaux, Région Nouvelle Aquitaine    Pour la deuxième année consécutive, CARTOON MOVIE, l'événement international dédié aux films d'animation, se déroulera à Bordeaux.     Plus de 800 producteurs, réalisateurs, auteurs, i...

117 nominations pour les César 2018.

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À l’occasion de la Conférence de Presse d’Annonce des Nominations, qui s’est tenue ce mercredi 31 janvier 2018 au Restaurant Le Fouquet’s, le Président de l’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, Alain Terzian, et le Maître de la 43e Cérémonie des César, Manu Payet, ont annoncé les 117 nominations pour les César 2018. L’ensemble des films ayant recueilli au moins ...
 
 

PENÉLOPE CRUZ recevra un César d’Honneur lors de la 43e Cérémonie des César

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  L’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma a le plaisir d’annoncer que la grande star internationale Penélope Cruz recevra le César d’Honneur à l’occasion de la 43e Cérémonie des César. Muse des grands cinéastes, éclatante beauté latine, elle est bouleversante dès son premier rôle au cinéma à l’âge de 16 ans dans « Jambon Jambon &...
 

 

 


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