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MIFF 2018, VIII: S. Korea’s My Turn first film at Audi 1

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MIFF VIII: S. Korea’s My Turn first film at Audi 1 South Korean film My Turn will be the first film to be screened at Auditorium 1, Films Division Complex. Here is the full screening programme at this auditorium. Remember, screenings will also be held at five other venues: AUDI – II, J.B Hall, R.R II Theatre, R.R III Theatre and the Russian Centre for Science & Culture.   15th MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ( MIFF ) 2018 for ...
 

FICCI FRAMES 2018, I: Dates announced, venue changed

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FICCI FRAMES 2018, I: Dates announced, venue changed Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has been organising a three-day international media and entertainment summit during the month of March every year. It is called FRAMES. This year, the dates are 5-6-7 March. FICCI FRAMES 2018, Asia's largest convention on the business of media & entertainment, will be held at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Bandra-Kurla Cimplex, Mumbai. For several years, the venue used to be Renaiss...
 

MIFF 2018, VII: Pitching for documentary films

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MIFF VII: Pitching for documentary films Nilotpal Majumdar, founder of DocedgeKolkata and maker/editor/cinematographer of more than 18 documentaries, fiction and short films, including Dhatujhar/Metal Storm’96 and The Vehicle with the Soul of a Man, will conduct a workshop at Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) on Pitching. Besides making films, he also has more than 20 years of film teaching experience. This year, he has been given the 2017 EDN Award, from the European Documentar...
 
 

MIFF 2018, VI

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MIFF 2018, VI The oldest and largest film festival for non-feature films in South Asia, Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) for Documentary, Short  and Animation films (28 Jan – 03 Feb 2018), which began in 1990, is organised by the Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India. The Organising Committee of MIFF is headed by the Secretary, I&B, and consists of eminent film personalities, documentary makers and film critics. This year, th...
 
 
 

12 Strong, review: Lucky by the Dozen

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12 Strong, review: Lucky by the Dozen You are about to watch the declassified true story of the first American soldiers sent into Afghanistan after 9/11. They were called the Army Green Berets Operational Detachment Alpha 595 (ODA 595) and consisted of just twelve. On the battleground in Afghanistan, they were outnumbered 40 to 1. But they won their battle, and all of them returned, largely unscarred. Now that is what I would call being lucky. They were heroes, nevertheless, but since the ope...
 

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Marathi Biopic at Jaipur RIFF

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by Alex Deleon Marathi Biopic by director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan      The real doctor left, and actress Chatterjee at right This is a Marathi language biopic spotlighting the life and career of Rukhmabai Raut India's first practicing lady doctor, social rebel and medical pioneer who paved the way for a fight against gender discrimination. The movie was a revelation at the Jaipur minifilm festival (Four days only). It was a lat...
 
 

Alex Deleon busy in Rajahstan with Jury Duty at RIFF 2018

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Rajasthan film festival is the biggest film festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It gives a new level of platform to filmmakers, artists and technicians of Rajasthani cinema to motivate them, so that they work harder and take Rajasthan Cinema to a new level altogether. From the last four years this festival has brought an amazing change in the Rajasthani cinema and has been appreciated by all the people nationally. After a roaring success in 2016, the fifth ed...
 
 

PADMAVAT : Political Hysteria rages in India over release of new historical film by top Bollywood director

 
by A. Sikandar Deleon, Jaipur     Padukone     Bhansali "Padmavat", an historical costume drama directed by Bollywood's leading film director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali (54) and starring the currently most...
 

The fourth installment of the Rajasthani Int'l Film Festival, RIFF

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Sommendra Harsh at initial festival press conference The fourth installment of the Rajasthani Int'l Film Festival, RIFF, will take place in the colorful pink city Jaipur, capital ofoo the historically rich Indian province of Rajasthan. Jaipur is famed for its many old palaces in a walled off old town in which all buildings are uniformly  painted in a color somewhere between pink and pale orange. One is reminded of the beautiful city of Marrakech in Morocco, also referred to affe... 
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Global Content Bazar MUMBAI January 19 - 20  

By Bruno Chatelin  

2nd Global Content Bazar concludes in Mumbai

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by Siraj Syed 2nd Global Content Bazar concludes in Mumbai After organising the technology show Broadcast India for 26 years, Saicom Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., decided to organise India's very first Content Market, in January 2017. The success of the first venture prompted the company to continue this year, and the 2nd Global Content Bazar (GCB) was held on January 19 and 20, at the World Trade Center complex in south Mumbai. Strategically, the da...
 
 

The 2nd edition of India’s first-ever content market, Global Content Bazar 2018, concluded over the weekend in Mumbai.

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  The 2nd edition of India’s first-ever content market, Global Content Bazar 2018, concluded over the weekend in Mumbai. The show witnessed even more interest since its first edition, with quality trade visitors interacting freely with exhibitors, buyers and sellers and engaging in a newfangled networking environment, the likes of which hasn’t been seen before. As the only professional trade show focused on content that powers India’s vast entertainment and infotainment ...

 

 
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Sundance Jan. 18-28 in Park City, Utah   

Day Six Highlights from Sundance: Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska in a Reimagined Old West

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Shorts Awards Announced at 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Matria Wins Grand Jury Prize

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(L-R) Matria, Credit: Lucia C. Pan; Hair Wolf, Credit: Charlotte Hornsby; Would You Look At Her, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute. Winners of the 2018 Sundanc...
 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Presents Feature Film Prize to Search by Aneesh Chaganty

 
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Presents Feature Film Prize to Search and Announces New Grants to Artists at 2018 Sundance Film Festival         ...
 
 

Blazing through Day Four with Ethan Hawke

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Benjamin Dickey and Ethan Hawke attend the premiere of 'Blaze.' © 2018 Sundance Institute | Jonathan Hickerson     More on Day Four ...
 

The Future of Indie TV with Stephanie Allain, Steven Soderbergh, Bernie Su and David Wain

 
As the world of serialized content widens from traditional broadcast and cable television to streaming platforms, the way we consume content is changing rapidly. Where do independent voices fit into this increasingly competitive industry? There is more demand than ever for different forms of episodic content, but how do artists and investors find their audience and make a return on their investment? Join Stephanie Allain (Leimert Park), Steven Soderbergh (THE KING), Bernie Su (chief creative off...
 
 

1st look from White Fang!

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  An updated reimagining of Jack London's classic novel, this thrilling tale of kindness, survival and the twin majesties of the animal kingdom and mankind traces the loving and magnificent hero White Fang, whose intense curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime.     ...
 

Sundance '18 Day One Press Conference with John Cooper and Robert Redford

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Join Sundance Institute Founder and President Robert Redford, Executive Director Keri Putnam and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper in conversation with Barbara Chai, head of arts and culture coverage at Dow Jones Media Group and the editor of MarketWatch Entertainment, followed by a Q&A with press in attendance. ...
 

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge & Bentonville Film Festival to Announce Alliance at Sundance

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Together, Celebrities & Entertainment Industry Professionals are Changing the Way the World Views & Defines Disability Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) – which assists more than 10,000 people with disabilities throughout Southern California – has formed a new alliance between its Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, April 13-15, and the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), May 2-7, to promote disability awareness and inclusion through film. With a series of cross-p...

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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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Our mission is twofold.  First, we are a home to independent filmmakers who have done the impossible, created a quality film ready for distribution.  Through our 25 years of experience, our contacts, our customer service and our accessibility & transparency, we will take your film to the next level and beyond.  We are not just a distributor, but a strategic partner who will work with you to achieve your goals.

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

Forum 2018: Special Screenings

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    The Forum now completes its programme with a series of Special Screenings committed to an alternative view of film historiography.   Since its foundation in 1971, the Forum has always shone a spotlight on historical films too, shaking the foundations of a cinematic canon whose main interest lies in feature films from Western Europe and North America. This year’s programme once again stands in opposition to such views and is dedicated to cinema from Africa, documentar...
 
 

“Books at Berlinale” 2018— Twelve International Novels With Screen Potential

 
On February 19, at “Books at Berlinale”, producers can once again discover twelve new, unusual literary works that could be turned into films. The selected books will be showcased at the popular presentation, which has been a part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market since 2006, in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair. Immediately following the pitches, film producers can get together with those who hold the film rights to the books – renowned publishers an...
 

Programme for Berlinale Panorama 2018 Complete: What’s Your Poison?

 
The full programme for the 2018 edition of Panorama has been finalised and features a total of 47 films from 40 countries, with 37 world premieres and 16 directorial debuts. 20 films will be screened in the scope of Panorama Dokumente, while 27 fiction features are shown in Panorama Special as well as the main programme.   The section finds a gripping start with Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx, which will open Panorama Special on February 16 at Zoo Palast. Nearly dialogue-free, the film tel...
 

The 12th Culinary Cinema: Life Is Delicate

 
The 12th Culinary Cinema will be held under the motto “Life Is Delicate” from February 18 to 23, 2018. Nine documentaries and a fictional film focussing on the relationship between food, culture, and politics are being presented this year.   “When it comes to cultural and political matters, sensitive decisions have to be made all the time. It’s like in a kitchen, where it’s also tricky to make, at the very least, something edible and, at the v...
 

From the Arctic to the Pacific: NATIVe 2018 Announces a New Regional Focus

 
This year, the Berlinale special presentation NATIVe − A Journey into Indigenous Cinema will pass review and at the same time turn its glance towards the future. The Arctic Circle, last year’s regional focus, will give way to the newly selected focus region for Indigenous film-making: the countries and islands bound together by the vast Pacific Ocean.   Climate change is the most obvious link between the two seemingly very different regions: Melting ice masses ...
 

The Complete Film Program for Berlin Critics’ Week 2018: Bozon, Godin, Lichter, Máté, Feigelfeld and Theatrical Cinema

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The fourth film program of Berlin Critics’ Week has been finalized. It comes packed with a furtive wink from Quebec’s ci...
 

Competition and Berlinale Special : more updates

 
Competition and Berlinale Special: Soderbergh, Diaz, Padilha, Ruizpalacios, and Lazarov in the Competition - Everett, Fischer Christensen, Lommel, Brinkmann, Nomura Schible, and Šulík in the Berlinale Special Another five films have been invited to take part in the Competition of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. 23 of the 24 titles in the Competition have already been selected, 19 of the 24 films will be competing for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears.   A fu...
 

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Nominations Announced for the 12th Asian Film Awards

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The Asian Film Awards Academy announced the nominations for the 12th Asian Film Awards (AFA) in Hong Kong today. For this edition, AFA received submissions from 26 countries and regions. Eighty-nine nominations were made for 17 awards, including the newly added Best New Director and Best Action Film. The nominations represent 32 films from 10 countries and regions. Japanese films and talents were nominated in 14 categories*, including a Best Film Award nomination for The Third Murder&...

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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. 

GTA 2018 Golden Trailer Awards

Early deadline: February 2nd

Your trailers need recognition...

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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Future Femme Festival May 10 – 13, 2018 

 

January 25, 2018 Regular Deadline 
March 31, 2018 Late Deadline I May 1, 2018 Extended Deadline

Anyone who identifies as a Future Femme may enter.

Does your movie: elevate future femme perspectives, support the advancement of future femme talent, and empower future femmes through cinema?

Enter now: FutureFemmeFest via Film Freeway. Take 50% your entry with this code filmfestivalscomff

Future Femme Fest is a celebration of cinema. We bring the film festival experience to you via live competitions and our streaming partners.

The Future Femme Short Film Fest begins its UK tour in May 2018.

Finalists & winners will have the chance to find an audience at 8 live events throughout the UK.

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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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NYC Independent Film Festival 2018

May 7 - May 13, 2018

January 31, 2018 Extended Deadline I

NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYC Indie film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

The festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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Sonoma International FilmFestival 

March 21 – 25, 2018

January 29, 2018 Extended Deadline I

Submissions for 2018 Sonoma International FilmFestival (March 21-25, 2018) open on August 1, 2017.

Acceptances will be sent out by email in early February, 2018.  Please do not contact office before that date.

Thank you to all of our filmmakers for submitting your creative work to us. We had an unprecedented number of great films in 2017 and look forward to seeing all the submissions for the upcoming 21st SIFF.

Sonoma International Film Festival endeavors to celebrate the best in independent and international features, documentaries, and short films.  In Sonoma, it is all about the filmmakers.

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2018 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON April 20 - 29, 2018 calling for entries

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Entries Open August 15th. The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th and the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th. These are "Postmark By Deadlines". If you enter Online by the January 15th Late/Final Deadline and we receive the physical entry by January 31st, your entry will still be reviewed by our judges. Due to popular demand, we have extended the Final Brick Wall Deadline to January 31st, online!

The 2018 Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now open for entries! Info on All Winners info is submitted to Seoul, Korea ~ Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost!

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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

NEW DATES

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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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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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...
 
 

Big Sky 2018 Opening Night: DARK MONEY

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DARK MONEY TO OPEN 15th ANNUAL BSDFF Free admission opening night screening featuring the film’s Montana debut FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th | THE WILMA | 7:00 pm A century ago corrupt money scarred Montana’s democracy and landscape, but Montanans voted to prohibit corporate campaign contributions. Today, after the Citizens United ruling, dark money floods elections nationwide, but Montanans are standing up to stop history from repeating itself in a struggle that has the potent...
 

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P&A of For Ever and Ever, horror title from Russia

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Directed by Vladimir Chubrikov, screen play by Olga Elagina, produced by Tatyana Dubinina. Russia 2018 81 minutes.   Since many years an author still being quite attractive can't overcome writer's block after a break-up with his wife. The only thing that connects him with the real world is his teenage daughter whom he must take care of. And then, one day, mysterious and beautiful Anna comes into his life. A flash of love between them brings the writer b... WATCH THE TRAILER Contact
 

Revolution will play with an homage to Rob Stewart a Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation films

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Mumbai International Film Festival Documentary | Short | Animation (28 JAN – 03 FEB 2018) The festivalwill pay tribute to renowned filmmaker Rob Stewart by screening a few of his  films ( approximately 5 - 6 hr ) in the Homage Section of  MIFF -2018.  The oldest and largest film festival for non-feature films in South Asia, which began in 1990 is organized by the Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India. The...

Craghoppers Launch Exclusive Prize Fund for Short Filmmakers

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  24th January 2018: London, UK - World travel clothing brand, Craghoppers today launched The Craghoppers’ Film Prize. Aimed at attracting entries from short-form filmmakers, this is the start of a long-term initiative where the brand will support filmmakers, who have traditionally been overlooked, by offering one of the largest cash prizes of its type in the world. Launched today at London’s Somerset House, The Craghoppers’ Film ...
 

Living in the Future's Past is gearing up for the festival circuit

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Living in the Future’s Past A Strikingly Original Environmental Documentary Presented by Academy Award-Winning Actor Jeff Bridges to Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival   View Preview:    “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...
 

Living in the Future's Past selected at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs

 
Named one of the world's Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee by Movie Maker magazine in April 2013-16, and named one of the world's 5 coolest documentary film festivals by MovieMaker in November 2013, the American Documentary Film Festival's 6th annual event will take place April 6-14, 2018.  The Festival is located in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California. Ideally located 2 hours east of Hollywood, this film mecca boasts a favorable viewing aud...
 

Living Among Us: The Special deal

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Alamo Drafthouse, Vision Films, Prekindle and Red Compass Media have partnered up to present you an Exclusive Offer with Living Among Us! Pre-order your movie tickets for Living Among Us for $15 each before January 19th and receive a signed headshot of Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie, Rookie of the Year) and a digital download of the film (beginning 2/9) - A $60 value for only $15! Hurry the offer expires January 19th! ...
 

Director and Stars of LIVING AMONG US to join Silver Scream for Screening and Q&A

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Director and Stars of LIVING AMONG US to join Silver Scream for Screening and Q&A A brand new documentary-style vampire film is bringing its impressive cast and writer/director to Silver Scream! https://www.silverscreamfest.com/  Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was established in 1958 as a way to celebrate genre films and unite fans around the world. The magazine has gone on to become one of the most influential entertainment magazines of all time, with a rich and...
 

Living among us to premiere in LA February 1st

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Living in the Futures Past competes at the 2018 Transitions Film Festival in Australia

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Living In The Future’s Past will screen at Cinema Nova  Sunday, February 25 @ 12:00 pm BUY TICKETS Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents a tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff, alongside prominent 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 in the world.   Here is the full Mel...
 

Living in the Futures Past will open with a World Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film 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 u...
 
 

2018 Santa Barbara Program revealed

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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 will have 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...

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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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This is the official poster image of FICCI58 (Feb 28 - Mar 5)

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  Our Official Image is #PuroVoltajeFICCI58 Complex, suggestive, mysterious, immersed in a glade where a magical and devouring power lives, the official image of the 58th International Film Festival of Cartagena – FICCI, promises an explosion of the senses, those guides that lead us through the beautiful, the hidden and the perverse. FICCI 2018, #PuroVoltajeFICCI58, will begin to reveal itself to us as its poster: vibrant, unpredictable, but also enigmatic and questioning, popu...
 

Τhe 8th Day | Human created Machine In the framework of the 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival,

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In the framework of the 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Multitrab Productions organizes the special screening event: The 8th Day | Human Created Machine. "By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work." In our times, as the relation between technology, science and art is constantly strengthened, these three sectors shape the manifestations of human behavior and expression. Through the above mentioned tripty...
 

Glasgow Film Festival 2018 announces full programme

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The city’s 14th annual celebration of cinema – now one of the largest film festivals in the UK - will feature over 330 separate events and screenings, showcasing over 180 films from 51 countries including 6 World premieres, 7 European premieres, 77 UK premieres and 52 Scottish premieres. The festival will open on Wednesday 21 February with the UK premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated adventure Isle of Dogs and close on 4 March with the World premiere of the rousing Scottish fe...
 

FIPA 2018 kicked off

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FIPA 2018 STARTS ! Many guests and all the members of the jury have opened the 31st of Fipa. Screenings and professional meetings will multiply. Have a great festival !             PROGRAMME INDUSTRY      &...
 
 

CraicFest 20 drops the gloves opening night!

 
Rivalry City shot over the past few years on and off the ice tells the powerful story of the on ice feud between the FDNY and NYPD hockey teams and tells of 9/11 related illnesses and how these tough hockey players battle that off the ice as well. Festival Director Terence Mulligan noted “My brother is retired firemen and I grew up going to this game at MSG back in the 80’s it really is an intense Rivalry. The energy is off the charts when you enter the rink that night. Both teams la...
 

The Sacramento French Film Festival Presents the 11th WINTER SHORTS FEST

 
THE Sacramento French Film Festival Presents the 11th WINTER SHORTS FEST Featuring the 2018 CÉSAR NOMINATED SHORTS Saturday, March 3, 2018 Doors at 6pm / Films at 7pm - Crest Theatre   Do you love short films? On Friday, March 2, 2018, the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques will host its 43nd César Ceremony (the French Oscars), celebrating the best French films of the year. The following evening, the Sacramento French Film Festival will presen...
 

29th Alliance Française French Film Festival Preview

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The 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival was an exceptional event, filling more and more seats across Australia. With the French film industry having produced some amazing films last year, the 29th Alliance Française French Film Festival is not to be missed. Iconic stars such as Juliette Binoche, Vincent Cassel, Vanessa Paradis, Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu will be showcased on Australian screens in 50 films over one month in each participating city, start...
 

Blazing through Day Four with Ethan Hawke

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Benjamin Dickey and Ethan Hawke attend the premiere of 'Blaze.' © 2018 Sundance Institute | Jonathan Hickerson     More on Day Four ...
 

The 2nd edition of India’s first-ever content market, Global Content Bazar 2018, concluded over the weekend in Mumbai.

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  The 2nd edition of India’s first-ever content market, Global Content Bazar 2018, concluded over the weekend in Mumbai. The show witnessed even more interest since its first edition, with quality trade visitors interacting freely with exhibitors, buyers and sellers and engaging in a newfangled networking environment, the likes of which hasn’t been seen before. As the only professional trade show focused on content that powers India’s vast entertainment and infotainment ...
 

A new home for Houston WorldFest @ Memorial City Cinemark

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  Starting with its 51st continuous showing, a new home has been selected for the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Memorial City’s Cinemark Theatre!  The Cinemark Memorial City Theatre is a state-of-the-art complex with 16 auditoriums featuring Luxury Lounger seating. Cinemark Luxury Loungers are electric-powered, plush, oversize lounge chairs with footrests and cup holders. All auditoriums have 4K digital projection powered by Bar...
 

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival

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SJFF is the largest Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Puget Sound region.   ...
 

The Unwilling will close the The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival this spring

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Unwilling will close The Official Selection and screen prior the gala evening. The screening date, initially planned in january is rescheduled for april. Long contest of terror / long horror competition Anguish - 77’ - Colômbia Don't Look - 71’ - EUA Huldra - Lady Of The Forest - 110' - Suécia In a lonely place-83 ' - Italy Lilith's Awakening - 80’ - Brasil Occupants - 81' - EUA Sinister Circle - 86’ - Peru Stranger In T...
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Wendy Mitchell and Roberto Cueto, new San Sebastian Festival delegates in the Nordic countries and South Korea respectively

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  Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager at the British Council, is the new San Sebastian delegate for the Nordics. Mitchell, Nordic correspondent for Screen International, editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-Up magazine and collaborator with the Göteborg and Zurich festivals, replaces producer Marianne Slot as the Festival representative in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland.  Slot, who has produced directors such as Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and...
 

Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida to be Awarded by Filming on Italy in Los Angeles,

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Filming on Italy in Los Angeles, a three day cultural event, is honoring on Jan 31 and February 1st 2018, Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida with the Filming on Italy and IIC (Italian Institute of Culture) Los Angeles Creativity awards as a recognition for their excellency in the world. . Filming on Italy will be screening the movie “MALÈNA” by Giuseppe Tornatore, who made Monica Bellucci an international star, and the US premiere of the movie “ON THE MILKY ROAD&r...
 

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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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Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 10/01/2017 au 16/01/2018

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Digital Creation GENIE Awards: Les lauréats 2018

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            Digital Creation GENIE Awards     Les Lauré...
 

PALMARES du festival de L’Alpe d’Huez,

 
21e FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE COMEDIE DE L’ALPE D’HUEZ, EN ISERE   PALMARES 2018   Le Jury présidé cette année par le comédien Franck Dubosc, accompagné de Audrey Dana, Arnaud Ducret, Reem Kherici & Christophe Lambert a remis les prix suivants :   GRAND PRIX - OCS DU FESTIVAL DE L’ALPE D’HUEZ 2018 LA FINALE de Robin Sykes (1er film) Avec Thierry Lhermitte & Rayane Bensetti Sortie le 14 f&eac...
 

Les 50 films sélectionnés par le Nikon Festival: thème de cette édition: je suis un cadeau

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INTERVIEW D'EMMANUELLE BERCOT, PRÉSIDENTE DU JURY Actrice, scénariste et réalisatrice, Emmanuelle Bercot a accepté d'être Présidente du jury de la 8e édition du Nikon Film festival. Elle nous explique pourquoi dans son interview et évoque son rapport particulier au court-métrage. Retrouvez aussi ses conseils aux participants. LES 50 FILMS FINALISTES DE LA 8ÈME ÉDITION DU NIKON FILM FESTIVAL ...
 

Le Fipa en action...

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Tous les professionnels sont là  pour différentes raisons :  networking, débats après les projections, interviews.... Veuillez trouver ci-joint quelques photos de la 1ère journée :  mention obligatoire © Photomobile/2018   * Le Fipa Industry : Jour 2 – Expertises et cas pratiques : retour d’expérience, laboratoire d’expertise, pitchs…    Pour le programme Industr...
 

Ces français qui brillent déjà aux Oscars

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  Trois coproductions (deux minoritaires et une majoritaire) nommées à l'Oscar du Meilleur film en langue étrangère, Call Me by Your Name (coproduit par Memento Films International) qui concourt pour 4 Oscars ! C'est ça, la France aux Call Me by Your Name de Timothée Chalamet pour le film Luca Guadagnino Long métrage - Nomination Oscar du Meil...
 

UniFrance décerne un French Cinema Award à Juliette Binoche

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    Le 19 janvier, à l'occasion de l'ouverture de la 20e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma français à Paris, UniFrance a décerné un French Cinema Award à Ministère de la Culture, remis par la ministre <a "="" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.unifrance.org/annuaires/personne/422536/francoise-nyssen" href="https://www.unifrance....
 

Le 2ème Festival de Théâtre en français de Barcelone

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Mise en lumière (Paris) et Barna-Bé (Barcelone) présentent Le 2ème Festival de Théâtre en français de Barcelone Du 1er au 11 février 2018 à l’Institut del Teatre, l’Institut français de Barcelone, L’Almeria teatre et La Caldera Les représentations seront en français et les pièces seront surtitrées sauf à l'Institut français de Barcelone ...
 

Le 21e Festival cinéma Télérama débute mercredi dans 335 salles art et essais dans toute la France

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Mercredi 24 janvier débute le 21e Festival cinéma Télérama, dans 335 salles art et essais dans toute la France, pour 3.50 euros la place, pour voir ou revoir 16 films de 2017 et découvrir 5 avant-premières.   TOUT LE PROGRAMME : http://www.telerama.fr/cinema/festival-cinema-telerama-2018-comment-ca-marche,n5438218.php   vous invite à voir ou à revoir, du mercredi 24 janvier au mardi 30 janvier 2018, seize films marquants de ...
 

La 18ème édition du Festival Cinéma japonais de La Rochelle se déroulera du 25 au 27 janvier 2018 au Carré Amelot.

 
  La 18ème édition du Festival Cinéma japonais de La Rochelle se déroulera du 25 au 27 janvier 2018 au Carré Amelot. Sous l’intitulé Générations japonaises (enfants, parents, petits et grands), la programmation a été élaborée par Pascal-Alex Vincent, réalisateur, scénariste, professeur à la Sorbonne Nouvelle et spécialiste du cinéma japonais en France.   La so...

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