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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 ...
 

Great review of Living in the Future's Past from The Santa Barbara Independent

 
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From the category of docs, one of the more powerful entries is Living in the Future Past, which had its world premiere last night in the Metro movieplex compound. Director Susan Kucera has achieved something masterful with her film, an entry in the growing population of ecological cautionary tales beautiful, nature-affirmative, humanity-questioning imagery and intelligent commentary, akin to Koyaanisqatsi (“world out of balance”) and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth franchise, but expanding the canvas to include psychological and anthropological side trips.

Susan Kucera Living in the Future’s Past Review from Santa Barbara by Mike Takeuchi

Director Susan Kucera debuted her fourth and latest documentary film “Living in the Future’s Past” at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 1.  Kucera, who also directed 2014’s “Breath of Life” was on hand to introduce the film and the question-and-answer period following the screening of her film. “Living in the Future’s Past” was narrated by Academy Award winning actor (2010) Jeff Bridges-who also produced the fil...
 

Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet, John Boyega, More Honored at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  The 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) had its biggest day yet on Saturday, playing host to the Producers Panel, Writers Panel, and Virtuosos Awards honoring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Hong Chau (Downsizing), John Boyega (Detroit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name).   The Lobero Theater served as a major attraction to festival attendees early in the day as it hosted both the Produ...
 

Press & Filmmaker Breakfast, Writer's Panel, Producer's Panel Feb 3

  PRODUCER’S PANEL 10 AM Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. – 12 noon Lobero Theatre presented by Mirai   Panelists: Peter Spears (Call Me By Your Name), Lisa Bruce (Darkest Hour), Emma Thomas (Dunkirk), Sean McKittrick (Get Out), Evelyn O’Neill (Lady Bird), Daniel Lupi (Phantom Thread), J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water), and Graham Broadbent (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Moderator: Glenn Whipp   The Producers Panel brings together some of today&rsq...

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

IFFR PRO Days 2018

IFFR 2018 hosted the first edition of Reality Check, a two-day conference focusing on film distribution. The programme was designed to lift the fog of uncertainty around current and future distribution methods and models. Did you attent the conference, please fill out t...
 

 

IFFR closes adventurous 47th edition

Festival successfully expanded in new directions  This weekend, the screening of Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin brought a close to the 47th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The festival initiated several innovations: the arts programme Frameworks, online streaming platform IFFR Unleashed, the two-day distribution conference Reality Check and a refocused edition of CineMart. 531 feature, mid-length and short films screened this year, of which 140...
 

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)   ... 
 
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Fantasporto 2018 line up revealed in partnership with filmfestivals.com

LINE UP FANTASPORTO’2018 38th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   OPENING NIGHT Marrowbone- Sérgio G. Sanchez- 110’ – Esp   OPENING OF THE COMPETITIVE SECTIONS Anna Karenina. Vronsky’s Story – Karen Shakhnazarov- 132’ Russia     CLOSING NIGHT Le Fidèle (Racer and the Jailbird - Fidelidade Sem Limites)- Michael  R. Roskam- Bel - ...
 

Fantasporto will offer a debate on "Which Future for the financing of cultural events"

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DEBATE DAY 1 MARCH -11PM - Thursday FLAT 3 RIVOLI     WHAT FUTURE FOR THE FINANCING OF CULTURAL AGENTS?   Fantasporto organizes a debate, under the initiative of Professor Martin Dale, of the University of Minho, former correspondent of "Variety", and regular coordinator of the Meeting of Cinema Schools of Fantasporto. The debate focuses on how to strengthen funding for film and audiovisual productions in Porto and North, including festival...
 

Bio Ethics and Cinema Forum and theme @ Fantasporto

  ETHICS AND CINEMA FORUM at FANTASPORTO 2018  The film festival returns to Porto and to the Rivoli Theater in discovering the most modern and recent films from around the world, after the INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION of the last years that places the FANTASPORTO BETWEEN THE BEST OF THE WORLD. The " Grand Cinema of the World " is the generic theme of the 38th edition, whose has already been announced . As sub-theme ...
 
 

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

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There will be blood...VIKING BLOOD at EFM

    ITN's Office: Ritz Carlton Suite 633   Website: www.itnfilms.net       VIKING BLOOD Action. HD. 2018.  Shooting in Scandinavia in March 2018.   An ITN Original Film.   From the Producer of LADY BLOODFIGHT   With the stars of GAME OF THRONES and WESTWORLD.    Award-winning actors and battle hardened stuntmen.   Synopsis: A viking merc...
 
 

Inhale–Exhale New film from acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze

  The acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze is in postproduction with Inhale–Exhale aka 43, a Georgian/Russian coproduction shot in Georgia after  a long pause.    The story written by Nestan (Nene) Kvinikadze follows 37-year-old Irina, a doctor who returns home after serving a long sentence in prison. In order to start a new life and return to the society, Irina has to earn the trust of the people close to her. But does she need a place...
 

EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE Present 27 Films on Berlinale Screens 2018

European Shooting Star Alba August stars in "Becoming Astrid", a Berlinale Special Gala EFP (European Film Promotion) and its member organisations are delighted to announce that 37 participants of our talent platforms EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE will be presenting 27 films at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. The group of acting talents is led by this year's Shooting Star Franz Rogowski from Germany, who plays the ...
 
 

Styx, directed by Wolfgang Fischer, Panorama Special Opening Film

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World Premiere at Berlinale: Henrika Kull's debut feature JIBRIL

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  Directed and written by Henrika Kull Producers: Henrika Kull, Sophie Lakow, Carolina Steinbrecher Produced by Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Germany 2018, 83 minutes, German & Arabic with English subt. World Sales: Pluto Film   The feature film JIBRIL by director Henrika Kull will celebrate its world premiere in the Panorama section of the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival. Henrika Kull is one of the freshest young cinema voices in Germany. Henrika ...
 
 

WORLD PREMIERE of outside: Witnesses to the eventful life stories of homeless people

      Official Selection - Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Berlinale 2018 Nominated...
 

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2018 Berlinale: The Bears are back FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                       Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 > DO NOT MISS THE ANIMATION IN FOCUS NEWSLLETTER (coming  "toon") Advertise in our Berlin Newsletters from 200€ email us for a quote We can help you with promotion and editorial for your films at EFM delivered ...
 

 

Closing the Gap: A seminar with creatives and financiers on elevating quality through gender equality

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Closing the Gap: A seminar with creatives and financiers on how to take action towards 50/50 by 2020.    WIFT Germany, WIFT Nordic and the Swedish Film Institute host a seminar on elevating quality through gender equality with the support of the 68th Berlinale.   The Swedish Film Institute (SFI) was the first public film financing body to achieve its stated intent of gender parity in public film funding. This seminar combines the forces of WIFT Germany and WIFT Nordic...
 

Matt Dillon, Jim Caviezel, Ryan Potter starring in  JO, THE MEDICINE RUNNER - World Premiering in Berlin

We're excited to announce the World Premiere of JO, THE MEDICINE RUNNER starring MATT DILLON (There's Something about Mary), JIM CAVIEZEL (The Passion of the Christ), RYAN POTTER ("Titans").  Blue Fox will be selling the film at this month’s European Film Market in Berlin, while its domestic distribution arm will be rele...
 

 

All eyes on Canada at the Berlinale with 17 Canadian films to be screened

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    “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market (EFM) Proud of the 17 Canadian films in the line-up at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, and honoured by its selection as the Country in Focus at the European Film Market (February 15-23), Canada plans to take full advantage of the Berlinale to showcase Canadian talent in all its manifestations, from new business strategies to technologies that are revolutionizing the audiovisual industry. Furthermore...
 

 

4th Sino-European Production Seminar by Bridging the Dragon and EFM 

    For the 4th year in a row the European Film Market (EFM) and Bridging the Dragon, a Berlin-based association connecting the European and Chinese film industries, in collaboration with AFTP (Asian Film and Television Promotion) will present a whole day event dedicated entirely to China.   With now more than 50.000 screens and pervasive online pla...
 

 

SingularDTV Rounds Out Marketing Team with Two Director Appointments

  Thessa Mooij (director of communications) and Simone Cassas (director of creative services).          Photo credit: Jill Wachter for SingularDTV SingularDTV, the blockchain entertainment studio, rounds out its marketing team with Thessa Mooij as Director of Communications and Simone Cassas as Director of Creative Services. Both work out of the company's New York office and report to Senior VP of Marketing Oliver Mahrdt (formerly North American represe...
 

 

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Berlinale Goes Kiez: The Programme

  From February 17 to 23, Berlinale Goes Kiez is screening a selection of films from the Festival at cinemas across the city. A total of 16 features and five short films from eight sections and the NATIVe special presentation will be shown. Several film teams have already announced that they will present their works in person and answer the audiences’ questions following the screenings. Anne Lakeberg, head of City Kino Wedding, will moderate these discussions on behalf of the Berli...
 

 

Diversity at Berlinale

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  Ever since its foundation in 1951, the exploration of the multivoicedness and diversity of society has been a defining element of the Berlin International Film Festival’s identity. Art and culture always engage themselves in both contemporary aesthetic and social issues - a phenomenon reflected in the film programmes of the different sections and in the initiatives of the Berlinale each year. As an international cultural event, we are a forum where questions and ideas are heard an...
 

Berlinale Camera 2018: Awards for Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiří Menzel

  Since the award’s inception in 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has been honouring individuals and institutions from the world of film that the festival feels particularly connected to with the Berlinale Camera, as a token of gratitude for their contributions to cinema.                                  &n...
 
 

Berlinale on #MeToo

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Art and culture always deal with both aesthetic and societal questions. Every year, the programme of the Berlin International Film Festival reflects this fact. The Berlinale is firmly committed to the struggle for sexual self-determination and against any and all forms of abuse. The debate triggered by the Weinstein scandal is important and has led to the #MeToo movement. #MeToo has exposed the devastating extent of these sorts of unacceptable conditions. Beyond the subject of sexuali...
 

Berlinale 2018: Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Actor Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe.   The 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival is dedicating this year’s Homage to American film and theatre actor Willem Dafoe and presenting him with an Honorary Golden Bear in recognition of his life’s work. To accompany the awarding of the Honorary Golden Bear, a screening of Daniel Nettheim’s film The Hunter (Australia 2011) will take place following the official presentation at Berlinale Palast on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The...
 
 

Berlinale 2018: International Jury

Adele Romanski, Foto: © James Laxton; Tom Tykwer, Foto: © Joachim Gern; Stephanie Zacharek  Chema Prado, Foto: © Chema Prado; Cécile de France, Foto: © Ben Dauchez; Ryūichi Sakamoto, Foto: © nss (zakkubalan) Once again a multitalented International Jury will decide who will take home the Golden and the Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2018. 19 films are competing for the awards in this year’s Competition. The winners will be announced at the Berlinal...
 
 

Competition and Berlinale Special Are Complete

The Competition and Berlinale Special programmes of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival have now been finalised.   The Norwegian production Utøya 22. juli (U - July 22) by Erik Poppe completes the Competition programme. This year’s Competition features 24 films, 19 of which will be competing for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears.   The documentary Songwriter by Murray Cummings completes the Berlinale Special programme. The film follows British singer-songw...
 

Russian World Vision in EFM

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Dear Friends! We are proud to present our line-up for EFM 2018. We would be pleased to welcome you at ROSKINO Stand (MGB, 106).       TANKERS WWII, 90 min., Russia, 2017 Watch trailer ...
 

Go2Films new titles

        Go2Films NEW RELEASES       OUTDOORS Israel | 2017 | Feature | 80 min. Director and Pr...
 

The Exchange is producing THE STAND-IN with Flower Films, Drew Barrymore starring

Flower Films and Brian O’Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that The Exchange is producing THE STAND-IN with Flower Films and introducing the title to buyers at the 2018 European Film Market.    THE STAND-IN, a romantic comedy, will be directed by Jamie Babbit with Golden Globe winning actress Drew Barrymore (50 FIRST DATES) playing a dual leading role. Babbit, director of the Sundance favorite BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER is an Emmy winning Executive Producer and directo...
 

Wide House - EFM Line up 2018

          OFFICIAL SELECTIONS & EFM MARKET SCREENINGS SCHEDULE   Wide House - EFM Line up: click here      Come and meet us : MGB BOOTH #30 ...
 

Wide in Berlin 2018

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Victory Day by Sergei Loznitsa will have its World Premiere in Berlin

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  WORLD PREMIERE AT THE Berlin International Film Festival VICTORY DAY (OT: Den' Pobedy)   Victory Day is a reportage depicting the festivities on the 9th of May 2017 at the monument to the Soviet soldier in Treptower Park, Berlin– a place where the past meets the future. The feature-length documentary of Sergei Loznitsa, will celebrate its world premiere at the section Forum of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.     Director: Sergei Lozni...
 

Indie Vision at EFM 2018 

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32. TEDDY AWARD – Meet The international Jury

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We are happy to present to you the jury of the 32nd TEDDY AWARD, which will be awarded on February 23rd in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Seven renowned filmmakers and festival organisers will choose the laureates from the queer films of the Berlinale in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Documentary/Essay Film and Best Short Film. Furthermore, they will award the TEDDY Jury Award. Natascha Frankenberg is the programmer of begehrt!, the queer film section of the International Women&rsquo...
 

Guests and Debates of Berlin Critics’ Week 2018

    Godard, Sargnagel, Arslan, Bonnefoy, Löbau, Bekolo, Szymanski, Meilicke, Nazzaro, Angerer, Seibel, Mendonça Filho, Knörer: The Who’s Who of the Berlin Critics’ Week Debates 2018. In the span of seven nights, between the 15th and 22nd of February, the Berlin Critics’ Week sparks debates on questions of p...
 
 

Screen Media Line UP at EFM 2018

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WORLD PREMIERE of The Trial - O processo in Berlin

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O processo offers an intense and evocative behind-the-scenes look at a historical moment of significance - the impeachment process of Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff. The feature-length documentary of Maria Augusta Ramos, will celebrate its world premiere at the section Panorama Dokumente of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Director: Maria Augusta Ramos Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, 2018, 137 min. Original language & subtitles: Portuguese / Englis...

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AWARDS 24th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas

  Global attendance increased by 1.500 people to reach 32.500 audience members during VIFFAC's 24th edition. Several French distribution companies inquired about possible acquisition for several titles in competition. Several Film Festivals expressed interest for a reprisal of our Mongolian retrospective.  Vesoul's mayor announced creation of a Ressource Center ...
 

International Big Cats Film Festival Finalists!

60+ judges screened over 300 hours to select these finalists! The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival are excited to announce the finalists of the International Big Cats Film Festival! The judges – professional filmmakers, big cat biologists and stakeholders f...
 

Cinequest Film & VR Festival Honors Nicolas Cage

Cinequest Film & VR Festival Honors Award Winning Actor, Icon and Modern-Day Legend Nicolas Cage at 28th Annual Celebration of Film and Technology   Genre-Bending Cinema Legend Presented with Prestigious Award at Special Festival Event on February 28 Cinequest, a vanguard organization that fuses creativity with technological innovation to empower, improve, and transform the lives of people and communities, today announced that it will bestow its most prestigious aw...
 

Amateurs wins this year's Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at Göteborg Film Festival

On Saturday evening, Amateurs, directed by Gabriela Pichler, won the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film. The prize is worth one million SEK, which makes it one of the world's largest film prizes. The prize is financed by Volvo Car Group, Region Västra Götaland and the City Council of Gothenburg. Amateurs depicts how the small municipality of Lafors hopes to solve its ...

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

 

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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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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.
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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. &.. 
 

 

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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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Animation Day in Cannes is calling See you all May 15 in Cannes

The objective of the Animation Day in Cannes is to facilitate the promotion of Animation during the Cannes Film Festival which does not traditionnally offer a window for animators besides the likes of Pixar or Disney.  Animaze – LeMiaff and filmfestivals.com decided in 2015 to take on this mission and provide a place for networking, fun, and promotion. 2018 will be our fourth and best edition, taking place May 15 during the Cannes Film Festival and Market. We look forward to ...
 

Detroit International Festival of Animation 3 (DIFA) is coming back on April 6th & 7th 2018

  SAVE THE DATE - Detroit International Festival of Animation 3 (DIFA) is coming back on April 6th & 7th 2018 to the Tangent Gallery in Detroit! For details and to view past year films, visit: www.difestofanim.com For the latest updates, follow us on Facebook or Twitter CALL FOR ANIMATIONS & ANIMATOR/COMIC/ANIME VENDORS!  Submission are now being accepted for inclusion within the 3rd annual Detroit Internati...

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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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,... 
 

The Frontières Buyers Showcase & Frontières@Fantasia are calling

The Frontières Buyers Showcase  is part of Frontières Platform in Cannes, a dedicated section of industry programming & networking events for the genre film industry organised in Cannes with the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. To be eligible for this presentation of work-in-progress films, submissions must be in post-production, of European or North...

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"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...
 

EDN Announces Projects Selected for 20th Edition of Docs in Thessaloniki

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  EDN - European Documentary Network announces the final selection of projects to take part in Docs in Thessaloniki, the annual pitching forum taking place from 2-6 March 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Docs in Thessaloniki consists of a five-day program, where the selected documentary projects will be developed, re-written and pitched to a panel of international financiers. For the 20th edition of Docs in Thessaloniki, EDN has now announced the final selection of 21 documentary projects th...
 
 

 

Hot Docs and EFP Announce New Cooperation with the Documentary Programme THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE in Toronto, April 2018

Hot Docs Festival (c) Christian Pena This year EFP (European Film Promotion) in collaboration with Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26 – May 6, 2018) will launch a special programme entitled THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE, a pan-European showcase of 10 new documentaries that illustrate and examine the current cultural, geographic, economic and political factors affecting Europe today. This new initiative is possible thanks ...

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Zach King Teaser Trailer Parody!

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - In Theaters: June 22   It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment.  Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.   When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinc...
 

Quiet Place Official Poster Available Now!

If they can't hear you, they can't hunt you. See #AQuietPlace, starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, in theatres April 2018.   Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe.... Directed By John Krasinski #AQuietPlace #StayQuiet       PRODUCED BY MICHAEL BAY, ANDREW FORM, AND BRAD FULLER     IN THEATERS APRIL 6, 2018   ...
 
 

Mission Impossible Fall Out Trailer

Left to right: Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust and Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT Photo Credit: Chiabella James  © 2018 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.   The best intentions often come back to haunt you.  MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone...
 

Aldabra 3D selected at The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival APRIL 26 - 29, 2018

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is dedicated to enriching the community and bridging cultures through the education and promotion of arts through independent film. JDIFF acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world and supports diverse and cause-related films. Add that in 2016 & 2017 we were voted as one of the TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS worth the submission fee by Movie Maker. This is chosen out of over 3,500 film festivals. In 2013, just in it's 3rd ye...
 
 

THE EVIL WITHIN was in 10 best Horror films of 2017 according to Horrorant.com

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 THE EVIL WITHIN was in 10 best Horror films of 2017 according to Horrorant.com  http://www.horrorant.com/2018/01/10-10-2017.html 10 (+10) Best Horror Films of 2017! January 03, 2018 4 Comments Dedicated ,  Vassilios Giannakis If I could describe in 2017 with one sentence, it would be " Comedy Year and Stephen King ".  There were many of the "black" comedies that stood out, because they are...
 
 

Recent reviews of Chimera

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CrypticRock.com [Jeannie Blue] Decay Mag [Ken Artuz] Filmfestivals.com [Bruno Chatelin] Horror Society [MGDSquan] MorbidlyBeautiful.com [Jackie Ruth] MoviesovertheRainbow.com [Ali Naro] Pophorror.com [Brandon Long] Search my Trash [Mike Haberfelner] SpoilerFreeMovieSleuth.com TG Geeks [Ben Ragunton] The Rotting Zombie [Daniel Simmonds] VoicesFromTheBalcony.com WithoutYourHead.com [Jason Minton] ...
 

Chimera is at the centre of the Bio Ethics Forum and theme from Fantasporto

ETHICS AND CINEMA FORUM at FANTASPORTO 2018  The film festival returns to Porto and to the Rivoli Theater in discovering the most modern and recent films from around the world, after the INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION of the last years that places the FANTASPORTO BETWEEN THE BEST OF THE WORLD. The " Grand Cinema of the World " is the generic theme of the 38th edition, whose has already been announced . As sub-theme we will have "...
 

Watch out for the Special Advance Screening of Chimera at Fantasporto

Special Advance Screening of the Anticipated Sci-Fi Thriller “Chimera” at Fantasporto 2018   FilmFestivals.com is pleased to announce a Special Advance Screening of one of the year’s most anticipated indie features, the sci-fi thriller Chimera at the 2018 edition of the Fantasporto International Film Festival. This sophisticated film is helmed by first-time writer-director Maurice Haeems and is produced by Jay Sitaram. The movie stars Emmy-nominee Henry Ian C...
 

One-Night-Only Celebration of the History of Film Music in Honor of the 90th Oscars® February 28

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THE OSCAR® CONCERT   One-Night-Only Celebration of the History of Film Music in Honor of the 90th Oscars® Wednesday, February 28, at 8:00 PM Walt Disney Concert Hall The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced details of The Oscar® Concert, a special, one-night-only celebration of film music at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. As part of the Oscar week celebrations for its 90t...

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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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The first features of The Imagine Film Festival are revealed!

We announce the first details of our 2018 programme! As always, we present you a fine selection of horror, sci-fi and fantasy. This year we will serve you some great side dishes from past and future cinema. What to expect? We'll enlighten you: The past: the Lanterna Magica Curious about the way sci-fi, horror and fantasy were narrated in the past? Before cinema, fantastic stories were told using the so-called Lanterna Ma...
 

8th edition of CINEMA MADE IN ITALY will launch at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington early March

 
CINEMA MADE IN ITALY 2018 7 – 11 MARCH AT THE CINE LUMIERE Eighth edition includes RAINBOW by Paolo Taviani and LOVE AND BULLETS by the Manetti Brothers     The eighth edition of CINEMA MADE IN ITALY will launch at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington on Wednesday 7th March. Paolo Taviani’s World War II drama RAINBOW (Una Questione Privata), starring Luca Marinelli and Valentina Bellé will open the five-day event. In addition to eight new Italian ...
 

Craic Fest 20 (Irish Films & Music)

 
Craic Fest 20 (Presented by Stella Artois) runs from March 3-10. Craic is the best of Irish films and Music.  Music Fest is March 3rd at Mercury Lounge w. Colin Devlin & Natalie Clark. Films run March 8 every night in our filmmaker lounge at Cinepolis Theater.  Opening night March 8 Rivalry City (FDNY hockey doc) Friday March 9 is the premier of George Best doc w. Saturday.  March 10Th is premier of Apollo House (Jim Sheridan, Hozier & Glen Hansard). Kids Fleadh is Marc...
 
 

Far East Film Festival calling out to young journalists for 4th edition of FEFF’s own school of journalism

 
FEFF CAMPUS 2018 Selection of 10 candidates now open!   UDINE– The Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, is again reaching out across the globe with its Campus programme for young journalists which is set to play a leading role at this year’s much-anticipated 20th edition of Asian cinema’s favourite gathering, set to be staged from April 20th to 28th, 2018. The candidate selection process is now open, apply online here: bit.ly/FEFFCampus2018. Ten journalism students...

Seattle Jewish Film Festival Announces 2018 Lineup with "isREEL Life" Theme

Theme "isREEL Life" salutes Israel's 70th Birthday The Seattle Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Stroum Jewish Community Center, is thrilled to announc..
 

FICCI 58 will pay tribute to Spanish actress Maribel Verdú

  Photo: hola.com           The most nominated actress in the history of the Goya awards is being honored for an artistic career framed in the versatility of her performances, spanning more than five decades. Sensual, submissive, perverse, glamorous, vulgar; a servant, a noble, a commoner ...
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Italian-American actress Maria Bello to chair LA, ITALIA FESTIVAL

Italian-American actress Maria Bello has been selected by the Board of the Capri in the World Institute to chair the 13th Annual Los Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Fest, which runs February 25th to March 3rd.  The 2018 Festival comes to Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars, with a star-studded array of Italian, Italian-American and international artists all scheduled to participate in the week-long pre-Academy Awards celebration showcasing the best of Italian culture and will ...
 

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...
 

 

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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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Albin Lewi, nommé Directeur Artistique de CANNESERIES !

 
  CANNESERIES, Festival international des Séries de Cannes, fondé par David Lisnard, maire de Cannes, présidé par Fleur Pellerin et dirigé par Benoît Louvet, recrute Albin Lewi en tant que Directeur Artistique pour la 1ère édition qui aura lieu du 4 au 11 avril 2018. L’équipe de CANNESERIES a le plaisir d’annoncer le recrutement de son Directeur Artistique, Albin Lewi. Albin Lewi était préc&ea...
 
La Caravane du Court reprend la route du 26 février au 16 mars         Des films drôles, touchants e...
 

Video - Retransmission de la 23ème cérémonie des Prix Lumières et hommage à Belmondo

Découvrez le palmarès de la 23ème cérémonie des Lumières FILM 120 battements par minute de Robin Campillo REALISATEUR Robin Campillo pour 120 battements par minute ACTRICE Jeanne Balibar dans Barbara ACTEUR Nahuel Pérez Biscayart dans 120 battements par minute IMAGE Christophe Beaucarne pour Barbara SCENARIO Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot p...
 
 

12O battements par minute fait le plein aux 23e Lumières de la presse internationale

Monica Bellucci et Jean-Paul Belmondo, invités d'honneur de la 23e Cérémonie des Lumières le 5 février à l'Institut du monde arabe. PALMARES  des 23e Lumières de la presse internationale          ...
 
 

Paulina García et les "Chilenas" à l'honneur cette année de Cinélatino

Pour le 30e anniversaire du festival, l'invitée d'honneur de Cinélatino 2018 est l'actrice chilienne Paulina García !   &n...
 

Palmarès du 24e Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul

Une fréquentation en hausse de 1.500 personnes pour dépasser les 32.500 spectateurs pour cette 24ème ...
 

Palmarès des 25es Trophées du "Film français"

Les 25es Trophées du Film français ont été décernés ce 6 février au Palais Brongniart, en partenariat avec Lacoste, UniFrance, Marques et Films, Jean-Claude Biguine, Neuflize OBC, le groupe TF1 et Embryolisse.  Ces Trophées récompensent notamment les champions du box-office et des audiences, ainsi que l’exploitant de l’année, trois duos "producteur-réalisateur" ciném...
 

"Ghostland" en tête du palmarès de la 25e édition du Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer

  Le palmarès de la 25e édition du Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer qui a débuté le 31 janvier et s'achève ce soir, dimanche 4 février 2018.   Le jury des longs métrages, présidé par le réalisateur, scénariste, producteur et comédien Mathieu Kassovitz, était composé de Pascale Arbillot (comédienne), David Belle (comédien &am...

Belle représentation des films du Québec à la Berlinale

Le Québec fera belle figure à la Berlinale, du 15 au 25 février prochain, alors que huit films feront partie de la programmation. Ces films seront présentés en première mondiale, en première internationale ou en première européenne. Les quatre longs métrages québécois suivants seront présentés :   En attendant avril (long métrage fiction) Réalisation : Olivier Godin Product...

Forum annuel de l’Observatoire du documentaire

Vendredi 16 février à la Cinémathèque québécoise L’avenir de la production documentaire à l’heure des grands bouleversements du numérique et des réformes des politiques et des lois en matière de culture   À l’occasion de son Forum annuel 2018, l’Observatoire du documentaire est heureux de convier les acteurs du milieu à un échange sur l’état de la production d...
 

Disney Art Challenge Saison 6: Imaginer le quotidien d'une famille de super-héros

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   Lancement de la  6ème édition du Disney Art Challenge   LES  FUTURS TALENTS DE L'ANIMATION FRANCAISE SONT INVITÉS CETTE ANNÉE À IMAGINER LE QUOTIDIEN D'UNE FAMILLE DE SUPER-HEROS   Créé en 2013, le Disney Art Challenge, devenu au fil des ans un rendez-vous incontournable, propose chaque année aux étudiants en arts graphiques de 25 écoles d'animation réunie...

 

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