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Discount Passes for Montreal International Animation Film Festival for our audience

Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers and professionals from over 65 countries will converge on Montreal from August 17-20. has partnered with Animaze to offer our audience discount on the industry passes.


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Greenwich International Film Festival Awards

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The 14th annual FOCAL International Award: Putting Footage in the Spotlight

The 14th annual FOCAL International Awards took place on the 25th May at the Lancaster London Hotel and it was  hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli, the renowned writer, presenter, comedian and broadcaster. Putting Footage in the Spotlight   Following a hugely successful competition, FOCAL International is delighted to announce their full list of winners from the FOCAL International Awards Ceremony 2017 at the London Lancaster hotel, 25th May.   We congratulate all winners a...

Winners of the 2017 'Golden Reel Awards' at Tiburon

  Tiburon, CA: [April 21, 2017]: Winners of the 2017 'Golden Reel Awards' were announced at the 16th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival: Best Film: Past Imperfect [Belgium] Best Director: Nathalie Teirlinck, for: Past Imperfect [Belgium] Best Actor: Ashraf Barhoum, for: The Curve [Jordan] Best Actress: Evelyne Brochu, for: Past Imperfect [Belgium] Best Documentary: 2 Girls, directed by: Marco Speroni [Italy] Best Screenplay: Azita Iraei, for: A Hous...

At the End of the Tunnel wins Golden Space Needle Audience Awards in Seattle Fest for Best Film and Best Director

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, today announced the winners of the 2017 Golden Space Needle Audience and Competition Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony and breakfast held at the Space Needle. The 25-day Festival, which began May 18, featured 400 films representing 80 countries, including 36 World premieres (14 features, 22 shorts), 34 North American premieres (22 features, 12 shorts), 20 US Pr...

Seattle International Film Festival Presents New SIFF 360/VR Award, Sponsored by Pixvana

 360/VR continues to expand the potential of storytelling within the film industry.   As the emerging technologies that power these mediums have evolved over the past few years, the tools and techniques used to craft storytelling in these spaces have begun to evolve as well.  Powered by WonderTek Labs, the 360/VR Storytelling Pop-Up at SIFF Lounge, presented by Vulcan Productions, welcomes all audiences to experience a selection of the best creative 360 and virtual reality ...

The prizes awarded by Whicker's World Foundation at the Sheffield Doc/Fest Award Ceremony

WHICKER'S WORLD FOUNDATION FUNDING AWARDS 2017   •       Winners of the 2017 Whicker's World Funding Awards were announced at the Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards ceremony on June 13th. •       The £80,000 Funding Award went to Pailin Wedel, 34, of Bangkok for Hope Frozen, a compassionate film probing the ethics and morality of cryogenics and the meaning of death. •       Ed...

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The 8th Taiwan International Children's Film Festival (TICFF)
March 29, 2018 to April 05, 2018
August 15 Early Bird Deadline


Held once every two years, the festival brings young children and adults too, to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place March 29, 2018 to April 05, 2018. PTS, the organizers of this event, are now signing up entries for this tremendous series of showings, attracting some of the finest film makers from around the world with the lure of USD 25,000 in prize money.  

A biennial film festival, TICFF brings young children and adults to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place in April 2018 for its eighth edition.

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Buffalo Dreams November 3 - 12 2017 Horror Fantasy Calling

July 1, 2017 Regular Deadline I August 28, 2017 Late Deadline I September 7, 2017 Extended Deadline

The dates of the festival are Friday, November 3rd, 2017 – Sunday, November 12th. The first week will be held at the Dipson Theaters Eastern Hills Cinema, located in the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville, New York, outside Buffalo. The final three days will be held at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe, located in the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, New York, also outside Buffalo.

Buffalo Dreams is a filmmaker friendly event which celebrates the best independent films from around the world in the following categories: Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction and Thriller. The festival separates content into three divisions: North American (U.S. and Canada), International, and Western New York. The Young Student Filmmaker Award is limited to Western New Yorkers and aims to introduce students under age 17 to the film festival experience. In addition, the Original Screenplay competition is always judged by a professional writer, and the five finalists receive notes from the judge. This year, the competition will be judged by acclaimed horror and humor author Jeff Strand.


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September 22 to October 1, 2017

Oscar-Qualifying Screenings Call For Entries

Submit by July 31, 2017

Filmmakers who would like to get their short film qualified for the 2018 Academy Awards are urged to enter this year’s MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, which will not only screen to over a 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cinemas across six continents, but will do a full week's run in one cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theater booking means every film selected as a Finalist in the 2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival is eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2018. MANHATTAN SHORT is now in compliance with the rules governing the Oscar Awards set forth by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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The World of Film Festival
September 28 – October 1, 2017


July 20, 2017 Extended Deadline

The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema. 

Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below. 


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Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE 
August 17 – 20, 2017

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Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 

Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. Filmmakers and professionals from over 65 countries will converge on Montreal from August 17-20. has partnered with Animaze to offer our audience discount on the industry passes.

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Early Bird Festival Pass $145.00 30% off June 19, 2017 
Festival Pass $195.00 30% off July 19, 2017 
Festival Pass $245.00 30% off August 16, 2017 
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Horror Calling

RIP Horror Film Festival November 10 -13 - Horror Calling

A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons...  The Bloody Dolls are Killin It at RIP Horror Hollywood! All filmmakers can submit direct to Not all submissions will be selected, only TOP 12 Features, TOP 18 Shorts and TOP 20 Micro Shorts will be accepted as official selections. In celebration of our 5th year Fees are FREE for stu...



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Horror Calling

Toronto After Dark Film Festival Oct 12-20, 20 - Horror Calling

Shriekfest Announces its Commercial Contest!

Monsters of Film Festival: The Stockholm based festival is calling with final deadline july 6th accepting film and screenplay submissions - Horror calling


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Revolution selected to screen at Greenpeace Film Festival

Greenpeace Film Festival, previously the Green Up Film Festival, wich next edition will be in october 2017. From this year, the festival will be host by Greenpeace France and will then take advantage of its large communication network. ...

Revolution goes to Libramont for GO Future

Revolution played June 26 at GO FUTURE, a film festival on sustainable development and environmental issues taking place during the next months in different cities all around the Region of Wallonia in Belgium ( ...

This is for you Ocean Lovers Ocean Tours with Revolution

Revolution will be shown in the Ocean Film Tour in the US and Canada. There shall be about 30 screenings in small venues between April 2017 and September 2017 Sat, 01/04/17 – 07:00 PM Watersound, FL – Watersound Origins Village Commons Lawn   Fri, 07/04/17 – 07:00 PM Hanover, NH – Hopkins Center for the Arts   Sun,&...

PART II ~ Festivals since 2004

 PART II ~ Festivals since 2004 A quantum leap forward occurred in my film critical career in 2004 when surfing the internet I discovered the website  I submitted the following article to them and it was accepted at long last opening a permanent outlet for my film writing. Until then it had always been a problem to find a spot for the publication of my articles as I wandered about from pillar to post in Eastern Europe and was somehow unable to hook up with the...

Adventures on the Film Festival Circuit on and behind the Scenes by a roving film festivaleer

 Adventures on the Film Festival Circuit on and behind the Scenes by a roving film festivaleer      Alex Deleon (Herman Pevner) ( The very first film festival I ever attended was the San Francisco Festival of 1975. I had by then begun to publish articles about Japanese films in San Francisco and was invited by former festival director Albert Johnson, whom I knew from hanging out at the fabled Mediterraneum Caffe in Berkeley, and Albert used his infl...

IM Global has signed a first look feature film deal with Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil

Prolific independent entertainment studio IM Global has signed a first look feature film deal with Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, it was announced today by IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford. The company will be run by an executive team of Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sakar and Stephen Deuters.    The deal was negotiated shortly before the recent Cannes Film Festival, in tandem with IM Global’s commitment to finance and co-produce Depp’s next film, RICHARD SAYS ...

To The Bone Premiered in LA

Director and Writer Marti Noxon; Stars Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Alex Sharp and Liana Liberto.  (Photo Credit: Eric Charbonneau/Netflix) To The Bone will launch globally on Netflix on July 14, 2017.   Ellen is an unruly, 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send...

Netflix Films NAKED at the Essence Festival!

Essence Festival premiere of Netflix Films Naked at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans on June 30, 2017.   Essence Festival Fan Zone and Center Stage appearance featuring the cast of Netflix Films Naked at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on July 1, 2017. Featuring:  Co-writer and star Marlon Wayans was joined by cast member...

VALERIAN May Just Be The New Visual Drug on July 21, Thanks Luc Besson

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Who imagines surreal lush worlds like French director Luc Besson? This is a man who could plead The Fifth Element in any court of World Cinema, lol. And now, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, the much-anticipated Dane DeHaan starrer with runway oddity Cara Delevinge drops July 21 worldwide from EuropaCorp and STXfilms. The crew prepares for a scene with star Cara Delevingne (center) of Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City ...

Sofia Coppola’s THE BEGUILED Gripping closing film at Moscow Fest -Review by Quendrith Johnson

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There was a time when Sofia Coppola could be at an awards show and overlooked as a famous daughter; not anymore, not for years now since LOST IN TRANSLATION. But in her new film, THE BEGUILED, which is a retool of a 1971 Clint Eastwood starrer, she really comes of age as a visionary writer/director. Even in what is considered a remake of a movie based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, it has a distinctive feel that's all hers. The film...

After Ever After Premiered in LA

By Jonathan Heap Director of the Unwilling Here are some of the luminaries from the World Premiere of After Ever After, a story of a man with his 9 year old daughter’s terminal sickness. Rakesh Kumar, 2nd from the right is the producer/director of this film.   Jonathan Heap with Zack Zublena,  the co-director of the Hollywood International Cinefest. Jonathan had a nice conversation with Zack. He said it was their first year and they were real excited to get about 100 sub...

Russian VR Seasons at Moscow Fest, large choice of inovative VR Projects

Georgy Molodtsov curator of the VR selection at Moscow Fest   More than 40 short VR-films are set to be shown in the framework of the program  Russian VR Seasons, dedicated to the experimental format of spherical film for VR helmets.   In the framework of the festival, a special VR zone will be created on June 23-28 at Karo Oktyabt multiplex cinema. The VR zone will have a capacity of 30 seats, and will be situated opposite the screening hall 6, where ...

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THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty 
Winner in Houston WorldFest and Fantasporto

The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Winner best actor at Fantasporto 2017 
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OFFENSIVE, Jon Ford's thriller.Winner in Houston Worldfest


"They were forced beyond breaking point; they have no regrets, does that make them bad people? The first part of this film will enrage you ! The second part will sate you !". Bruno Chatelin -

A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier. This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.

An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?

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Revolution by Rob Stewart  
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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Revelation Perth International Film Festival Opens Tonight!

Revelation Perth International Film Festival tonight kicks off its twentieth anniversary edition at the Luna Cinema in Leederville   The annual screen culture festival opens with a screening of Becoming Bond, a documentary about the life of Australia’s one and only James Bond, George Lazenby.   George himself be attending the opening and after party at Leederville’s The Blue Flamingo.   ...

Harry Kümel is coming to Grossmann Festival

With much joy we announce the arrival of the eminent Belgian director Harry Kümel to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 11th to the 15th of July at Ljutomer, Slovenia.    To the fans of horror and fantasy, Harry Kümel is best known for his unforgettable masterpieces Daughters of Darkness and Malpertuis, which will be screened in a special retrospective section. We will also screen the fascinating documentary Forgotten ...

The 22nd San Francisco Silent Film Festival wrapped

  The Freshman on Opening Night of SFSFF 2017 wilth Berklee Silent Film Orchestra. Photo by Pamela Gentile For four days in June, audiences thrilled to indelible live cinema events at San Francisco’s glorious silent-era movie palace, the Castro Theatre. This year brought many film restorations including three titles SFSFF had a hand in—Silence (1926) with Cinémathèque Française, The Three Musketeers (1921) with MoMA, ...

The closing ceremony of the 39th Moscow International Film Festival has taken place at the Rossiya theatre.

The closing ceremony of the 39th Moscow International Film Festival has taken place at the Rossiya theatre. The main prize was awarded to the film «Crested Ibis».     On June 29, 2017, the closing ceremony of the 39th Moscow International Film Festival took place at the Rossiya theatre.    Among those walking the red carpet towards the theatre, were such actresses as Oksana Akinshina, Anastasiya Zadorozhnaya, Alla Dovlatova, Paulina And...

Strong Storm hit Moscow causing hours of delay at airport when we left the city

 The bad weather in Russian capital city Moscow has resulted in changes in the schedule of Moscow airports. My flight was delayed by 5 hours ...

Iran’s Int’l Children Film Festival Gala Kicks Off in Isfahan

The 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth opened June 30 in Isfahan. The international event brings audiences a packed seven days of films for children. More than 50 films and guests from 44 countries are accepted to the festival with additional workshops taking place in Isfahan. Instructors from Sweden, Nigeria and Iran will cover various courses namely stop motion making by children, professional animation production and filmmakers’ interaction with international ch...

The NIFFF’s 17th edition is in full swing!

The Rambling Wheels - Interstellar Riot © Laetitia Gessler, NIFFF 2017   During the first weekend of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival’s 17th edition, more than 9,500 tickets were sold, which is 10% higher than in 2016. With many sold out events, including the world premiere of JoJo's Bi...

"Dalya's Other Country" FREE on

FREE: Now streaming for free on Point of View documentary films through July 25, 2017! “Other Country Films” presents this one hour and fifteen minute documentary by Julia Metzer about, Dalya, a young Muslim teenage girl,  and her mother, Rudanya, who had no choice but to leave war torn Syria to come and live with her son, Mustafa, in Los Angeles in 2012. When both Rudanya’s marriage, and her country fell apart, Rudanya, a US citizen, came to LA, and enrolled, D...

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

As an independent international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) investigates human rights abuses through rigorous research and publicizes evidence based findings widely through video and print channels. Through newsletters, reports, seminars, films and videos HRW exerts pressure on policy maker and institutions to rectify human rights violations and to develop mechanisms to prevent current and future abuses. As an independent international organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) ...


Odessa, TX - The 2017 West Texas Film Festival is slated for November 8th through the 11th. All screenings and workshops will be held on the Odessa College campus in Odessa, Texas. This year's festival will feature three showcases and an Educational Day. November 8th - Cinema of Cuisine - This showcase will feature films about food incuding the 2009 comedy Julie & Julia. Shorts and documentaries will be included.  November 9th - Tales of Texas - This showcase will feature th...

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Partner Film Festivals Calling. Fast-Approaching Deadlines

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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 mark.eting et le digital.

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Decouvrez la video de l'exposition Gaumont à Angouleme

120 ANS DE CINÉMA : GAUMONT DEPUIS QUE LE CINÉMA EXISTE   Entrée Gratuite   STUDIOS PARADIS Chais Magelis - Musée de la bande dessinée Quai de la Charente - 16000 Angoulême   Horaires d'ouverture : Du mardi au vendredi de 10h à 18h Samedi, dimanche et jours fériés de 14h à 18h En juillet et août, ouverture jusqu'à 19h       ...

Soirée de gala de lancement du LITTLE HOLLYWOOD BORDELAIS

Ce mercredi 5 juillet à LA COUVEUSE À FILMS (BORDEAUX), c'est la grande soirée de gala de lancement du LITTLE HOLLYWOOD BORDELAIS et du 10° anniversaire de CHICKEN'S CHICOTS PRODUCTION.       CHICKEN'S CHICOTS est une société créée à PARIS, qui produit depuis le 1er juillet 2007 des documentaires et programmes courts pour la TV et le web, des courts-métrages, captations et films ins...

Film Noir au Canal, le Festival de films policiers cultes sur les berges du Canal Lachine à Montréal le 9 juillet

Film Noir au Canal, le Festival de films policiers cultes sur les berges du Canal Lachine, donne le coup d’envoi de sa 3e édition ce dimanche 9 juillet avec la projection de la comédie policière Drôle de Drame (1937) de Marcel Carné.   Dès 19h30, les cinéphiles sont invités à se rendre à pied, en vélo, en auto ou en kayak au Square Saint-Patrick, pour assister à ce premier rendez-vous de la sér...

La 2ème édition des Angels Music Awards le 4 juillet

La 2ème édition des Angels Music Awards approche ! Mardi 4 juillet 2017 Ouverture des portes à 19h30 Début du show 20h30 A l'Olympia 28 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris   Prenez vos places UN GRAND CONCERT AVEC 10 GROUPES DE MUSIQUES INSPIRÉES ET LES REMISES D'AWARDS DE L'ANNÉE ISSUES DU VERDICT DU JURY       GLORIOUS PARRAIN DE LA MUSIQUE INSPIREE LE LEGENDAIRE GROU...

FID Marseille va ouvrir le 11 juillet en présence de Roger Corman

Cérémonie d'ouverture en présence de Roger Corman Mardi 11 juillet à 21h30 Théâtre Silvain Entrée libre > Navettes du FID gratuites, départ Quai du Port face à l'Hôtel-de-Ville à 19h45 et 20h45         ...

La 17e édition du Festival International du Film Fantastique de Neuchâtel bat son plein

LA 17E ÉDITION DU NIFFF BAT SON PLEIN ! Le premier week-end de la 17e ...





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