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71st Festival de Cannes Awards !

KORE-EDA Hirokazu receiving the Palme d'Or for Shoplifters

Grease was the Cannes Film Festival

Paramount Pictures hosted a special screening of the enduringly popular cultural phenomenon GREASE at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary.  John Travolta and director Randal Kleiser took part in the Cinéma de la Plage event on May 16th where fans relived the unforgettable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story at a spectacular outdoor screening of the newly restored film on the beach. Thierry Frémaux, Festiva...

The 2018 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Capharnaüm by Nadine Labaki with special mention to Spike Lee's Blackkklansman

The 2018 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to : CAPHARNAÜM by Nadine Labaki (Official Competition) Throughout the Competition, it is women and children, ...

Kering - Women and Motion Award at Cannes

Patty Jenkins won this year's "Kering Women in Motion Award", the director of Wonder Woman. The award was given out at a gala event on May 13 at Cannes. This is one luxury party that most women will never be able to attend or be invited to attend. One attendee this year was Danish actor Mads Mikkelson who is on record for being against the work of women in Sweden presented at equality seminars by the Swedish Film Institute at Cannes 2013. Four theaters in Sweden use a ...

Queer Palm and Camera d’Or to Lukas Dhont's "Girl"

An event that Cannes has still not acknowledged as an official parallel event even if it at Berlin and Venice is the “Queer Palm Award”. This is important in the struggle for inclusion of LGBTQI representation. This year the award went to "Girl" - Lukas Dhont, a bold narrative on a trans teen ballerina (Victor Polster). Selected for “Un Certain Regard” the film won best artistic interpretation (Victor Polster) - non-gender specific for the first time. It is al...

Terry Gilliam dances like an elf for “The Man who Killed Don Quixote”

Terry Gilliam’s “The Man who Killed Don Quixote”, the closing film at Camnnes this year, is “spectacular” with a colorful at times overstuffed mise en scène but the roles for women are still medieval - actress-model-high class escort (Olga Kurylenko and Joana Ribeiro). Although Cervantes wrote the novel, Gilliam a former Palme d’Or nominee, did the time jumping modern spin. Kurylenko as Jacqui is the mistress of The Boss (Stellan Skarsgå...

Asia Argento speaks out at Cannes during closing ceremony

  Tonight at Cannes at the closing ceremony, a bold audacious declaration. Wincing words and truths even for Cate Blanchett. Equality for women in Cannes and the film industry is unfortunately predicated on this raw reality. Asia Argento..... "I was raped by Harvey Weinstein in Cannes in 1997. I was 21-years-old. This festival was his hunting ground. I’m going to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here again. He will never disgrace the...

Cannes positive reviews from At War by Stéphane Brizé

“A story worth telling, well told, the aptly named At War takes a wrenchingly intimate look at hundreds of French factory workers fighting to keep their jobs, with solidarity and conviction as their main weapons against cavalier corporate overlords. Ripped from the headlines, keenly researched and carefully crafted, this fictional tale has near-universal resonance. Although every word is scripted and every camera move pre-planned, the impression is of authentic situations springing spont...

VIDEO - Grand Prix to Black Klansman by Spike LEE

Press Conference BLACKKKLANSMAN de Spike Lee avec John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Damaris Lewis   Photocall BLACKKKLANSMAN de Spike Lee avec John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Damaris Lewis Red Carpet BLACKKKLANSMAN de Spike Lee avec John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier     ...

VIDEO - Palme d'Or Press Conference Manbiki Azoku (Shoplifters) by Kore-Eda Hirokazu

Press Conference MANBIKI KAZOKU by Kore-Eda Hirokazu with Franky Lily, Andô Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kirin, Kairi Jyo, Miyu Sasaki ...
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Reflections on Gender Issues in Cinema: Critics Confirm Admiration and Support for "Girl"

At the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Flemish director Lucas Dhont's film "Girl", presented in "Un Certain Regard", has won the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize). "The power of this first film has been recompensed in the awards round: the Camera D’Or prize for best debut feature, the UCR Best Actor award for Victor Polster who plays Lara, and the FIPRESCI award from international critics. In the original FIPRESCI citation the jury praised the fil...

Photocall for 355 Sketched by Nesta Morgan

Photocall for 355 arrival of The girls at Majestic plage : Marion Cotillard, Fan Bing Bing, Lupita, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain. By Nesta Morgan ...

La vie à la mer - CNC sketched by Nesta Morgan

12th May CNC event at Gray Albion Plage with Françoise Nyssen - minister of Culture for France  (invited to sketch with Film France / Provence - Alpes - Cote D’Azur) By Nesta Morgan ...

Major deals from FilmSharks NEWS in Cannes on the press ( Variety , Screen , Deadline , THR)

DEADLINE : Ricardo Darin-Mercedes Moran Rom-Com ‘An Unexpected Love’ Sells To France, Russia, Israel For FilmSharks EXCLUSIVE: Argentinian rom-com An Unexpected Love (El Amor Menos Pensado) featuring Latin giants Ricardo Darin and Mercedes Moran — who are both in Cannes with different movies — has been picked up on promo at the market for France, Russia and Israel.

Cannes presentation of Emilio Insolera’s Sign Gene

Cannes presentation of Emilio Insolera’s Sign Gene, the world’s first film about deaf superheroes with supernatural powers through the use of sign language - shot between US, Japan and Italy - has been held May 18 at the Barrière Le Majestic Hôtel in Cannes.   $25,000 Indie superhero film shoot with a Sony 3CCD created, directed and produced by Emilio Insolera with Stars Emilio Insolera, Ben Bahan, Vava, Danny Gong. Ensemble Cast In...

Interview with Writer/Director David Eng for "Grand Cru" (2017)

  Driector David Eng Director/Writer David Eng's documentary feature “Grand Cru” (2017) has been sending ripples through the international film festival world for wine lover cinephiles. It tells the story of renown Montreal native poet/wine-maker Pascal Marchand who immigrated to Burgundy, France at the age of 21 and has lived there for three decades. There, he found a magical place where he could synergize making wine a poetry and writing poetry of wine. After over thir...

Interview with Writer, Director, Producer Maria Pulera for "Between Worlds" @ Cannes

  Writer, director, and producer Maria Pulera's mystery thriller Between Worlds debuted at the film market of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Between Worlds, stars Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, and Penelope Mitchell. The story follows Joe, (Cage), a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child. He meets Julie (Potente), a spiritually gifted woman who enlists Joe in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter, Billie (Mitch...

Cannes 2018, with a Cloud hanging Over and Cate in Charge

The 71st edition of the festival seemed to have echoes of the Beatles classic "Yesterday" a key line of which was "there's a shadow hanging over me.."   Hovering over all this year's festival is the long dark shadow of disgraced Hollywood producer and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.  Ever since 1994 when the Weinstein production Pulp Fiction walked off with the Golden Palm grand prix both director Quentin Tarantino and Mr. Weinstein have been a regu...

Jeff Bridges Presents "Living in the Future's Past" at Cannes 2018

At Cannes 2018 Jeff Bridges Presents  "Living in the Future's Past" Alex Deleon,   <> Coming just after the midpoint of this years festival is a most unusual piece of work that is a poetic meditation on the fate of the human race starring one of Hollywood's most visible veteran stars, Jeff Bridges. Alex Deleon     Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force...

VIDEO - Celtic Beach Dancing @ Cinema de la plage

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Questions & Answers by Miss Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Thailand Deputy Minister of Commerce

Miss Chutima Bunyapraphasara during Thai Night What are the biggest strengths and assets that make Thailand and the Thai film industry competitive in entertainment? Thailand is very competitive because it combines two very strong assets. On one hand, our country is very attractive to foreign productions because of the natural beauty of our sceneries, the hospitality of our people and the easiness and cost-effectiveness of filming. On the other hand, the Thai film industry offers st...
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Solo: A Star Wars Story, Review: Buccaneer, Chewbacca, the survival axiom and the deadly coaxium

Solo: A Star Wars Story, Review: Buccaneer, Chewbacca, the survival axiom and the deadly coaxium A long time ago (41 years) in a cinema hall far, far away from my home, I saw the first Star Wars film. What are 41 years in a universe where spaceship pilots are 190 years old? While you Chewbacca, let me tell you that the 190 year-old is a Wookie (closer to apes than humans), and that the aspiring pilot and the star of the movie, Han Solo, is played by an actor who is 29 but can easily pass off...

Book Club, Review: Life begins at sexty

Book Club, Review: Life begins at sexty With a combined age of 563 and an average age of 70.4, there’s no way these eight fuddy-duddies are going to do a Fifty Shades of Grey. Well, they did set out to go along that road, but never mind—how about ‘hundred hues of shocking pink’? Just for the record, Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic drama film, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. It was banned in India, for its explicit sex s...

High Jack, Review: Hitting a new low

High Jack, Review: Hitting a new low Several theories come up when you try and analyse what went wrong with a potentially high scoring black comedy. Firstly, it seems to be incomplete, with large chunks either not written at all or left out on the editing table. The second possibility is that the censor board did not take too kindly to a stoner subject and chopped out major scenes. It is also possible that the production worked with a skeletal script and tried to improvise as they went along,...

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain, Review: Show me that you love me

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain, Review: Show me that you love me Delhi-born director Harish Vyas makes his Hindi film debut with an adult love story set in Varanasi where the only thing adult about the theme is the fact that the lead actors are husband and wife and gave a grown-up daughter. In fact, the issue it addresses till three quarters of the film has rolled by is the lack of demonstrative love between a conscientious postal clerk and his devoted wife. Enough to keep you curious and sensitised...

Khajoor Pe Atke, Review: Free fall and die hard

Khajoor Pe Atke, Review: Free fall and die hard Ventilator, a Marathi film produced by Hindi actress Priyanka Chopra, became the toast of Maharashtra in late 2016. The story of a family, whose eldest and most beloved member goes into a coma and is put on a medical ventilator a few days before the Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations, it won eight major awards. A year-and-a-half later, actor Harsh Chhaya releases Khajoor Pe Atke, his version of a ventilator story. Sadly, while the idiomatic ...

Deadpool 2, Review: Wade a minute

Deadpool 2, Review: Wade a minute Biding his time as a terminal cancer patient, Wade Wilson trades his soul to Ajax in exchange for dear life, and as a man who came back from the dead, he becomes your Deadpool. Now, back in the States, where they find the alliteration in Wade Wilson funny, guess what they must be making of a super-powered contract killer (NO! He’s no hero!) called Deadpool! Deadpool 2 is no film, it’s a trip. There are fights and weapons galore, villains and vill...

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2018 iVIE Awards & Student Film Festival

    Congratulations to all the 2018 winning students, teachers & schools of Media Arts Center San Diego’s 17th Annual iVIE Student Film Awards & Festival! CATEGORY: Cross Curricular Elementary School “CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS” from CENTRAL ELEMENTARY. Middle School “THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE THE ESSAY” from MISSION ESTANCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL. High School “SUPPORT” from CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL. CATEGORY: Documentary: Elementary Sc...

New music award category will debut at this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Pictured: Nawres Alfreh performing at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.     APSA ANNOUNCES NEW AWARD CATEGORY & INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE Today, we announced that a new music award category will debut at this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The announcement was made at an APSA Academy event at Cannes Film Festival, which was attended by international industry guests and APSA Academy members with titles currently in Cann...

2018 Amsterdam Film Festival Van Gogh Awards

2018 AMSTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARDS It is with great pleasure that we announce at this time the award winners of the 2018 Amsterdam Film Festival Van Gogh Awards. The contest received a wide variety of submissions representing top storytellers from over 20 countries around the world. The quality of the work that we had the honor of reviewing was simply astounding. Judging from among this exceptionally high caliber of filmmaking talent proved to be extremely difficult as there ...

Film Finalists Announced for Easterseals Disability Film Challenge; Part of a Special Screening at Bentonville Film Festival

As part of a new alliance announced in January at Sundance, the 14 semi-finalists for the fifth annual Easterseals Disability Film Challenge were announced and screened at a live event today from the Bentonville Film Festival to promote disability awareness and inclusion throughout the entertainment industry.   “With a record number of entries — including submissions from 12 countries around the world — this has been the steepest competition yet,” said Nic Novic...

Spanish competition entry ESTIU 1993 wins Debut Feature Film competition in Cologne

Carla Simón receives award worth € 10,000 for her summer coming-of-age drama Estiu 1993 / Summer 1993 choices Audience Award goes to the documentary A Woman Captured by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter The 35th International Women's Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne came to an end on Sunday evening with a festive prize-giving ceremony after six very successful days. In the outdoor performance area of Schauspiel Köln / Britney, four film awards worth a total of € 16,000 we...

Conclusion and Prize Winner of the 25th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

      25xITFS – The Anniversary Edition Stuttgart, April 30, 2018 - yesterday evening the Anniversary Edition of the Stuttgart Interna...

Winners of the 2018 'Golden Reel Awards' Announced

** Winners of the 2018 'Golden Reel Awards'   Tiburon, CA [April 28]: Winners of the 2018 'Golden Reel Awards' were announced at the 17th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival:  Best Film: Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story [Russia] Best Director: Karen Shakhnazarov, for: Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story [Russia] Best Actor: Reza Behboodi, for: Do You Hear Me? [Iran] Best A...

San Francisco Silent Film Awards Russel Merritt

The Hound of the Baskervilles, image courtesy of Filmoteka Narodowa     OUR ESTEEMED COLLEAGUE, RUSSELL MERRITT The DENVER SILENT FILM FESTIVAL just awarded the second annual David Shepard Career Achievement Award to our wonderful board member RUSSELL MERRITT. Hip hip hooray! Russell will be on stage at SFSFF 2018 at the AM...



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Thailand Short Film Competition

DEADLINE - 15th June - Midnight Bangkok time

Make a short film exploring  “Thailand through the eyes of foreigner (Way of Life/Culture/Tourism)”. We are looking for a fresh approach, using imagination, dramatic technique, and creative vision. You will have to find locations, actors, and use your talent to show your perspective on Thailand within the context of the region you have chosen. The character of your region may be found in unique geographical features, the culture, the people, the food, or the local products.The winning team will receive 300,000 Thai Baht, and there are eight runner up prizes of 30,000 Baht each. The Thailand Film Office will provide...

One return air ticket to Thailand for every film-maker. 
Total of four nights accommodation in Bangkok to cover the start and end of your trip.
One van with driver for your time while not in Bangkok
30,000 Thai Baht for expenses during your mission.
One local assistant, who will travel with you and support you with translation.
Travel insurance.
Mission briefing in Bangkok.


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Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo
August 22 – 26, 2018 



May 16, 2018 Earlybird Deadline

PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo is a global competition in animation and exhibition of the worlds most talented artists in the world. Each year there are awards going to 37 categories including Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short in over 20 different styles of animation from 2D, 3D, Hand Drawin, Painted, Watercolor, Sand, Paper, Experimental, Stop-Motions, VFX, and more.
The festival is expected to screen over 250+ award wining short and 5 feature-length animated films from over 103 countries including Oscar® Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Emmy® and Grammy® wining artists from around the world. The festival and expo also includes VR experiences, live animation demonstrations, character and model sculptors, animation panel discussions, seminars, and educational programming will be held in conjunction with an international poster contest. 

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In 2018, the 5th edition of WoFF aspires to bring more audiences, filmmakers and industry professionals together, creating a platform to exchange ideas, showcase their work and most importantly talk on film and new trends in the industry, women filmmakers of today and independent film production in Europe, the US and beyond. Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers, women directors and eastern European cinema in our three main sections, First Features, The Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema, respectively.

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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


New Venue James Bridges Theater - Los Angeles CA

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

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"    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...

The 21st CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival will be held in Torino, Italy from May 31st up to June 5th, 2018.

  21st CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival   The 21st CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival will be held in Torino, Italy from May 31st up to June 5th, 2018. Since its debut in Turin in 1998, CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival has presented outstanding environmental films in a year-round program of initiatives that promote cinema and green awareness. The CinemAmbiente program fea...

The 4th International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő will be held in Gödöllő, Hungary, in May 25-27, 2018.

    In 2018, under the auspices of the Festival there will be two Film Reviews (International Film Review and Carpathian-Basin Film Review). In additional to the free of charge screenings of the competition films, several programs will wait for the visitors in May, 2018: entertaining nature-preservation and environmental-protection programs, the renewable outdoor photography exhibition entitled “Enchanting Hungary”, the...

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Networking at Animation Day in Cannes May 16 12:00 to 14:00

  You are cordially invited to our networking reception of Animation Day in Cannes 2018   May 16th 12:00 -14:00 Palais - 1  Pointimovie booth 22.07Palais - 1  Pointimovie booth 22.07     The Mission A Musivision FILMS / ANIMAZE   - Production Founded  by  Laurie Gordon (Montreal International Animation Film Festival  - Animaze Festival founder) and  ...

Animation Day in Cannes 2018 Press Release

    A Musivision FILMS / ANIMAZE   - Production Founded  by  Laurie Gordon (Montreal International Animation Film Festival  - Animaze Festival founder) and  Bruno Chatelin ( co founder and Major Buzz Factory consulting founde...

Animation Day in Cannes 2018 ambiance

Screening were held May 15 at the Palais  with buyers in attendance and at the Networking reception in the Palais at our friends from Pointimovie. The Animation that Matters Award was offered to Yellow Submarine for Gerald Potterton one of the key animators of the film. The Best of Fest Accolade went to Loving Vincent.  Check the video channels:   ADIC 2018 Ambiance I 2017    Showcases & WIP 2018 I...

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

Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in th eHorror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by"      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,... 

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival announces its full lineup

The Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival aka HÕFF announces its full line-up...

It is with great honour that the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) will welcome one of the major figures of modern cinema: David Cronenberg. The Canadian director will be tasked with granting the H.R. Giger ‘Narcisse’ award for best feature to one of the 16 films selected for competition during the closing ceremony on July 14th. He will also partake in the NEW WORLDS OF FANTASY literary forum with a conference dedicated to his novel 

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

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

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Girl by Lukas Dhont to open the 45th Film Fest Gent

Film Fest Gent will open its 45th edition on Tuesday 9 October with the Belgian feature debut and multiple Cannes award winner 'Girl' by Lukas Dhont, in the presence of the entire cast and crew.  The festival looks forward to welcoming Lukas back with his first full-length feature. In 2014 Dhont won the Best Belgian Student Short Film at Film Fest Gent with his master thesis 'L'Infini'. He also was part of the youth jury of the Explore Zone competition in 2011 and rec...

"From On High" to play Venice with Festival Pasinetti!

"From On High" has been selected to the 15th annual Festival Pasinetti in Venice, Italy, named for honored Italian documentarian Francesco Pasinetti. Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake and produced by her shingle Ron de Cana Productions, "From On High" tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film was made on location in Barcelona, Collsuspina, and La Sala de Sant Llogari in Catalunya, Spain. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona s...



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TAIPEI by Jason Lester Romance under influence - USA, first feature film 96 minutes

"Think Romeo and Juliet meets Trainspotting" - Bruno Chatelin


Taipei is an adaptation of Tao Lin’s critically-acclaimed, cult favorite novel of the same name.

Two young New York writers fall in and out of love amidst a whirlwind of drugs, parties, technology, and travel. As one relationship collapses, another blooms for Erin, swept into the world of Paul Chen, a mysterious, charismatic author. When he proposes documenting every aspect of their new romance in an epic laptop-filmed “documentary”, the couple enter into a performative bad romance, fueled by substances and sleepless nights. Tracking the pair through a shotgun Niagara Falls wedding, an LSD trip in a New Jersey mansion, and to Taiwan, the country of Paul’s birth where the couple comes to confront their individual alienation, Taipei is a visually stunning, extremely contemporary portrayal of what it means to be young, alive, and in love in a digital world.

Taipei wins at The Mexico International Film Festival

Taipei won 2018 Bronze Palm Award at The Mexico International Film Festival   The Mexico International Film Festival and Awards has become an important awards event within the film industry and a centerpiece for promoting and growing the thriving arts and culture community of Mexico. Founded on the premise that the language of film is universal and a dynamic force in bridging cultural understanding, the event celebrates and recognizes the very best of international inde...

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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

11 festivals scheduled in May for Jeff Bridges' Living in the Future's Past

This busy may for Susan Kucera the director of LITFP follows the very successfull entry on the circuit in April with 11 selections. 6 FESTIVAL WINS SO FAR Garden State Film Festival 2018:  Best Documentary Award NewYork Festivals: Best documentary on climate change and sustainability from New York Festivals (founded in 1957)  Gold United Nations award for "Outstanding Achievement in International Communications which best exemplifies the i...
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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.

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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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SERET:Sabras a go go

While much of the international film world was cavorting across the Croisette, confused and often rain-swept, and desperately seeking empowerment for female cineastes on and off the screens of the largest festival in the world, where who knows how few of les femmes have received the Palme d'Or (apart from the Down Under champion Jane Campion?), once more with feeling the Israeli Film Festival  known as Seret was again unreeling in apparently sunnier Albio...

New York: Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Documentaries

The Tribeca Film Festival has a well established reputation for presenting outstanding documentaries in its program and excelled again in this year’s edition.  43 feature length documentaries were shown in four sections, the Documentary Competition, Spotlight Documentary, Viewpoints, and Special Screening. Close to half of the documentaries were produced by women film makers and first-time directors, a proportion that also held for narrative, international and U.S. films. ...

Late Deadline for NYC 2 Paris International Film Fest: JUNE 4

The Late Deadline to submit your film to the NYC 2 Paris Film Festival is June 4th, 2018!    NYC 2 Paris International 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. The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, fea...

Line Up for the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The Line Up information for the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival hs been revealed.    This year's festival highlights women fighting back against personal and institutional abuse, and 12 of the 15 films are directed by women.  This year's festival also probes government and corporate regulation of information with films like The Cleaners on data gatekeepers.    The opening night film On Her Shoulders about Yezidi Huma...

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Asghar Farhadi confirmed at 'FEST - Training Ground' to lecture Masterclass

Asghar Farhadi opened Cannes Film Festival with Everybody Knows FEST - Training Ground  : 19-24| JUN 2018 Espinho, Portugal    We are so thrilled to announce that the two time Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi is coming to FEST - Training Ground to host a masterclass. Asghar Farhadi has been nominated for over one hundred awards in festivals all over the world and has won over sixty awards inside and outside Iran. Definitely one of the for...

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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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Les gagnants du Grand Concours International du Web des Off de Cannes 2018

Samedi 19 mai, Alain Zirah et Anne Gomis ont eu le plaisir d'annoncer les gagnants du Grand Concours dans le Grand Salon de l'Intercontinental Carlton Cannes puis lors du diner de gala GSF / OFF DE CANNES 2018.   Les gagnants du Grand Concours International du Web des Off de Cannes 2018 sont :   Catégorie Cinéma : Grand Prix du cinéma des Off de Cannes 2018 à Naïs Graziani pour son émouvant film "La Nuit"  Coup de...


Le Jury œcuménique 2018 attribue son Prix à Capharnaüm de Nadine Labaki et à Blackkklansman de Spike Lee

Le Jury œcuménique 2018 attribue son Prix au film : CAPHARNAÜM de Nadine Labaki (Compétition Officielle) ...

L’UPC félicite ses membres dont les films qu’ils ont produits ou coproduits ont été primés à Cannes

L’UPC adresse toutes ses félicitations à ses membres dont les films qu’ils ont produits ou coproduits ont été primés à l’occasion du 71ème Festival de Cannes : En compétition  Capharnaüm de Nadine LABAKI produit avec Anne-Dominique TOUSSAINT – LES FILMS DES TOURNELLES (productrice associée)   Prix du Jury   Un certain regard Sofia de Meryem BENM’BAREK produit par Olivier DELB...

L' ADEF félicite les équipes des 17 films primés représentés par des exportateurs français

Alors que le Festival de Cannes vient de toucher à sa fin, l’Association Des Exportateurs de Films - ADEF adresse ses plus sincères félicitations aux équipes des 17 films primés lors du Festival qui sont représentés par des exportateurs français. La prépondérance des exportateurs français dans ce palmarès 2018 démontre une nouvelle fois le savoir-faire français en la matière et l’...

Cannes vs Netflix: le festival de Cannes joue t il avec le feu?

Le rejet de Netflix par les responsables du festival de Cannes sous motif qu'un film ça passe sur les écrans et que le festival célèbre " ce cinéma",  peut tout a fait se comprendre, témoigne d'une certaine logique.   Cette logique, de moins en moins partagée, est elle en phase avec la réalité quotidienne (place de la production européenne dans le monde) et l'actualité (streaming en p...

Tout le Palmarès du 71e Festival de Cannes !

Hirokazu Kore-Eda © L. Venance / AFP PHOTO Clap de fin sur ce 71e Festival de Cannes qui, pendant 12 jours, a dévoilé des artistes et des films du monde entier. Sur la scène du Grand Théâtre Lumière, le maître de Cérémonie, Edouard Baer, a accueilli le Jury des Longs Métrages présidé par Cate Blanchett, pour lannonce du Palmarès 2018. La manifestation sest achevée su...

Cannes 2018 - La Queer Palm décernée à GIRL un film belge de Lukas Dhont, présenté à Un Certain Regard.

The Queer Palm is an independently sponsored prize for selected LGBT-relevant films entered into the Cannes Film Festival. The award recognizes a film for its treatment of LGBT themes and gleans from among those films nominated or entered under Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, International Critics' Week, Directors' Fortnight and the ACID section.   The 2018 jury is headed by Sylvie Pialat...

Samouni Road de Stefano Savona Lauréat de L’Œil d’or - Le Prix du documentaire Cannes 2018

Le Jury de l’Œil d’Or, présidé par le réalisateur Emmanuel Finkiel avec, à ses côtés, la comédienne Lolita Chammah, la réalisatrice Kim Longinotto, la critique de cinéma Isabelle Danel et le directeur de festival Paul Sturtz, a décerné son prix, ce samedi 19 mai, à Samouni Road de Stefano Savona présenté à la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Ce film revient sur l’...

L'Award de la meilleure musique de film a été attribué à ROMA ZVER et GERMAN OSIPOV

    CANNES SOUNDTRACK AWARD #8   L'Award de la meilleure musique de film a été attribué à   ROMA ZVER et GERMAN OSIPOV pour le film Leto (L'été) de Kirill Serebrennikov Date de sortie : fin 2018 ...

"Dog Man" de Matteo Garrone remporte la Palm Dog

La Palm Dog Wamiz tient son lauréat 2018       Le gagnant de la Palm Dog Wamiz vient d'être annoncé à 13h sur la plage du Grand Hôtel de Cannes. "Dog Man" de Matteo G...

Remise du Prix du documentaire L'Oeil d'Or demain à 11H

  Remise du prix Samedi 19 mai 2018 à 11h au Palais des Festivals Salon des Ambassadeurs 4e étage La remise du prix sera suivie d'un cocktail à 11h30,  Terrasse Mouton Cadet Wine Bar Palais des Festivals, 6e étage Le jury de L'Œil d'or - Le Prix du documentaire, est présidé par Emmanuel Finkiel (réalisateur) et composé de&nb...

Les Prix Un Certain Regard 2018

Palmares | 18 Mai | Festival J11   Un Certain Regard 2018 a proposé dans sa compétition 18 films. 6 dentre eux étaient des premiers films. Le film douverture était DONBASS de Sergei Loznitsa. Présidé par Benicio Del Toro (acteur, américano-portoricain), le Jury était com...

Le réalisateur danois Ali Abbasi est récompensé par La Semaine du Son pour l’excellence sonore de son film « Gräns »

ALI ABBASI, LAURÉAT DU PRIX DE LA MEILLEURE CRÉATION SONORE – 2ème ÉDITION AU FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2018           Pour la 2ème année consécutive, La Semaine du Son a remis le 18 mai, sur la Terrasse du Festival à Cannes, le prix de la Meilleure Création Sonore dans le cadre de la sélection officielle « Un Certain Regard ».  Ce prix, créé e...

Cérémonie de Clôture de la Semaine de la Critique

Charles Tesson & Charlotte Lipinska, Cérémonie de clôture Awards ceremony     Prix SACD SACD Award  WOMAN AT WAR Alex Lutz remettant le Prix Canal + giving the Canal + Award &n...

50e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Films primés par les partenaires


L'Uruguay, pays invité de la 27e édition du Festival de Biarritz

  Enserré entre deux voisins imposants, politiquement stable depuis la fin de la dictature dans les années 80, socialement progressiste, prospère d’un point de vue économique, l’Uruguay fait figure de phénomène. Berceau de Lautréamont et de Jules Supervielle, patrie du candombe et de la murga, copropriétaire du tango, sa culture riche et bigarrée rayonne bien au-delà de ses 3,5 mil...

Inauguration du Pavillon français de la 16e Exposition internationale d'architecture - La Biennale di Venezia.

Jean-Yves Le Drian, ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères, et Françoise Nyssen, ministre de la Culture, saluent l'inauguration, ce vendredi 25 mai 2018, du Pavillon français de la 16e Exposition internationale d'architecture - La Biennale di Venezia. La proposition Lieux infinis, de l'équipe Encore Heureux formée des architectes Nicola Delon, Julien Choppin et Sébastien Eymard, met en valeur des lieux produits de mani&e...

L’Assemblée des Médias et du 7e Art fête ses 10 ans le 11 juin 2018 au Théâtre Édouard VII

  L’Assemblée des Médias et du 7e Art soutient la création sous toutes ses formes et met en valeur les nouvelles opportunités que proposent les nouveaux médias. A l'occasion de cet anniversaire se réuniront ​décideurs, ​créateurs, auteur...

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 16/05/2018 au 22/05/2018

  Solo: A Star Wars Story s'impose en tête des démarrages de ce mercredi 23 mai, suivi, bien plus loin, de La Fête des mères et de Gueule d'ange.               ...

Les compositeurs de musique de films nominés pour la 3ème édition des Prix de l'UCMF

    Voici la liste des compositeurs de musique de films nominés pour la 3ème édition des Prix de l'UCMF le jeudi 31 mai  à 19h00 à la SACEM.          SAVE THE DATE   L’Union des Compositeurs de Musiques de Films (UCMF) Présente   LA REMISE DES PRIX UCMF 2018 3ème édition    DE LA MUSIQUE À L’IMAGE Jeudi 31 mai 2018 à 19h00 Auditorium D...





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