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VENICE PREVIEWS

6 projects selected for Final Cut in Venice Production Bridge

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The 6 projects that are going to participate in Final Cut in Venice have been selected. The workshop, promoted by La Biennale di Venezia and the Venice Production Bridge has the purpose to provide concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. FINAL CUT IN VENICE The workshop offers the opportunity to present films still in production phase to international film professionals, in order to fa...
 

21 Films competing for Venice 75

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VENEZIA 75   FIRST MAN Director  Damien Chazelle  Main Cast  Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke, Claire Foy / USA / 138’   THE MOUNTAIN Director  Rick Alverson  Main Cast  Tye Sheridan, Jeff Goldblum, Hannah Gross, Denis Lavant, Udo Kier / USA / 106’     DOUBLES VIES ...
 

Line-Up of the 75th Venice Film Festival announced

 
The 75th Venice International Film Festival will include the following sections:   Venezia 75 An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres. Out of Competition Some of the most important works of the year will be presented in the non-competing section, for a maximum of 18 films. They may include the works of established authors who have participated in Competition in previous editions of the Venice Fi...
 

David Cronenberg Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

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  DAVID CRONENBERG GOLDEN LION FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT The acknowledgement to David Cronenberg will be presented during the 75th Venice Film Festival (29 August - 8 September 2018).  David Cronenberg will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for directors at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8, 201...
 

46 projects selected for The Venice Gap Financing Market @ Venice Production Bridge

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European and international projects selected during the year will be able to close their financing.   The 5th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (August 31 - September 2, 2018), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, to be held during the 75th Venice International Film Festival, will once again be the place where European and international projects selected during the year will be able to close their financing, through one-to-one meetings with potential ...
 

3rd edition of the book adapatation rights market @ Venice Production Bridge,

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he  From 31 August to 2 September as part of the Venice Production Bridge, in the context of the 75th Venice Film Festival. Book Adaptation Rights Market will offer 23 international publishing houses a dedicated area within the Venice Production Bridge that, with this event, renews its vocation to foster the development and production of international and European projects across a range of audiovisual forms. During this 3-day event one-to-one m...
 

Vanessa Redgrave to receive Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Venice

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British actress Vanessa Redgrave has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September, 2018).   The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera. This is the second Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 75th Venice Film Festival. As already announced, the Golden Lion t...
 
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Director/writer Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, starring Cooper and Lady Gaga, to hold world premiere at the 75th Venice Film Festival   The Biennale di Venezia announced today that A Star is Born, the much-anticipated directorial debut of four-time Oscar®  nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and feature film debut of award-winning actor and Oscar® -nominated musical artist Lady Gaga (Best Song, “Til It Happens ...
 

Venice Film Festival The Golem (1920) Pre-opening Event of the 75th Venice Film Festival

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  La Biennale di Venezia / Pre-opening event (Tuesday 28 August) of the 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018   In Sala Darsena on the Lido a classic of silent film The Golem – How He Came Into The World (1920) by Paul Wegener in a world premiere screening of a newly restored 4K digital copy made from the original negative / Scoring with original music by maestro Admir Shkurtaj commissioned by La Biennale di Venezia and perfor...

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ODESSA PREVIEWS

The official closing ceremony of the 9th Odesa International Festival

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  On July 21st, Odesa Opera and Ballet theatre hosted the official closing ceremony of the 9th OIFF. Crystal Swan by Darya Zhuk won the Grand-Prix of the festival and Pity by Babis Makridis the Best Film Award. The ceremony was hosted by Yanina Sokolova and Oleg Panyuta. Apache Crew ballet opened the ceremony, followed by remarks of Yevhen Nishchuk, the Minister of Culture of Ukraine: “We had a chance to enjoy this great cinematographic event, which proves our presence in Europ...
 

OIFF-2018 Industry Office winners have been announced

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  The FIPRESCI jury has awarded Ukrainian films, and the Film Industry Office have announced the winners within Pitching, Work in Progress and Odesa IFF ScriptEast Series Projects The winners of professional section were announced on the last day of Film Industry Office. Before the awarding ceremony, OIFF general producer Julia Sinkevych greeted all the participants and noted that the program of the previous four days was quite intense, but inspiring: “we hope that next year w...
 

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> INDIA IN FOCUS with reviews by Siraj Syed

ConnecTechAsia 2018, XII: American, APAC business turns to HokuApps for enterprise mobility

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ConnecTechAsia 2018, XII: American, APAC business turns to HokuApps for enterprise mobility  Organisations in the US and APAC are increasingly choosing HokuApps’ Enterprise RAD model to build the right kind of enterprise-level app eyeing digital business transformation. HokuApps’ uniqueness lies in its data integration platform that offers rapid connectivity to suit all API specifications at 10X faster speed and at a surprisingly affordable price. Businesses can choose from m...
 

Nawabzaade, Review: One woman, three men, infinite boredom

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Nawabzaade, Review: One woman, three men, infinite boredom No, I did not do that! Really! Why would a conscientious critic invert half the picture from the poster? It’s there, on their Facebook page. See for yourself. Those three upside down bodies belong to young bachelors, who go under the euphemism of princes’ sons, but are paupers in real life. They are desperate to find suitable girls to marry, but who will even look at them, let alone marry them? Enter a family that moves i...
 

ConnecTechAsia/CommunicAsia 2018, VIII: AsiaSat collaborates with KBZ to provide OTT via satellite in Myanmar

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ConnecTechAsia/CommunicAsia 2018, VIII: AsiaSat collaborates with KBZ to provide OTT via satellite in Myanmar Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat – SEHK: 1135), Asia’s leading satellite operator, has announced its collaboration with KBZ Gateway Company Limited (KBZ) to explore business opportunities for providing OTT (Over-the-Top) via Satellite video service in Myanmar. This initiative will initially support the free to air distribution of national TV chan...
 

Pipsi, Review: A Fish Called Faith

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Pipsi, Review: A Fish Called Faith Maharashtra state in western India has faced several years of successive droughts in its Vidarbha area. This has led to farmers committing suicides, unable to repay loans and faced with humiliation and recurrent demands from banks and money-lenders, being recurrent defaulters. Pipsi is set in Raakh village of Vidarbha and tells the touching tale of a two kids, a girl and a boy, Chaani and Balu, who go all out to keep a small, dying fish alive, in the belief ...
 

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Review: Russian Roulette, House of Lords, the Nautch Girl and Privy Purses

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Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Review: Russian Roulette, House of Lords, the Nautch Girl and Privy Purses Here’s a film, about two hours long, that has some great cinematography and imaginative camera angles, impactful music, classy sets and décor, an ambience that lays the foundation of a riveting saga of ‘deceit conspiracy, greed and lust’. You wait anxiously for some great lines of dialogue, some battle of wits, some royal clashes…Alas! You wait in vain. When t...
 

Mission Impossible-Fall Out, Review: “The greater the suffering, the greater the peace”

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Mission Impossible-Fall Out, Review: “The greater the suffering, the greater the peace” Sixth in the TV series-to-big-screen franchise, Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible is aptly titled Fall Out. Besides the threat of a triple nuclear fall-out, there are falls, and fall outs of/from all possible kinds, in the universe of CIA operative Ethan Hunt: Motorcycles, cars, trucks and helicopters constitute one bunch; land, water and snow are the nature division; CIA-spurned rogue orga...
 

ConnecTechAsia/CommunicAsia 2018, VIII: Brightcove Releases OTT TV Report on OTT Adoption Preferences for India

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ConnecTechAsia/CommunicAsia 2018, VIII: Brightcove Releases OTT TV Report on OTT Adoption Preferences for India Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud services for video, announced at ConnecTechAsia 2018, Singapore, findings from its market study, Asia OTT Television Research Report 2018, in partnership with YouGov, an international data and analytics group, and conducted a study that polled 1,000 participants in India. The purpose of study was to discover how co...
 

ConnecTechASia/CommunicAsia 2018, VII: Zoom Launches New F1 Field Recorder

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ConnecTechASia/CommunicAsia 2018, VII: Zoom Launches New F1 Field Recorder Zoom Corporation has a new F1 Field Recorder + Shotgun Mic that mounts to DSLR cameras that have a hot shoe. With a compact design engineered to keep a low profile, and Zoom’s reputation for quality audio equipment, it offers film-makers and videographers an easy way to capture professional quality audio, to meet the demands of their video action. With more filmmakers, vloggers and journalists using portable DSL...
 

ConnecTechASia/CommunicAsia 2018, VI: Transvision Selects Irdeto as Security Partner for DTH Android TV

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ConnecTechASia/CommunicAsia 2018, VI: Transvision Selects Irdeto as Security Partner for DTH Android TV Transvision, Indonesia’s leading provider of pay TV services, has selected Irdeto to securely deliver direct-to-home (DTH) content through its Android TV platform. Open platforms are playing a pivotal role in the future of TV distribution and Android TV is one such example that offers tremendous benefits to operators. According to a survey conducted by Irdeto in 2017, 72% of video se...
 

ConnecTechASia/CommunicAsia 2018, V: Huawei offers Innovation and Digital Transformation for Vertical Businesses

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ConnecTechASia/CommunicAsia 2018, V:  Huawei offers Innovation and Digital Transformation for Vertical Businesses  Huawei takes part in ConnecTechAsia 2018, Singapore, the region’s significant Information and Communications Technology (ICT) showcase, every year, with a series of cutting edge innovations and valuable business practices for customers and partners in Asia. Sharing more than 30 solutions, it caters to over 10 vertical industries, including government and public se...
 

ConnecTechASia/CommunicAsia 2018, IV: JMA Wireless Showcases Solutions

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ConnecTechASia/CommunicAsia 2018, IV: JMA Wireless Showcases Solutions JMA Wireless, a global leader in wireless communications solutions, exhibited at NXTAsia a part of ConnecTechAsia, June 26-28, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This leading international communications and technology conference expects to attract over 2,000 exhibitors from around the globe.   “The advent of massive IoT and 5G will require wireless networks to offer greater speed, provide increased in...
 

Skyscraper, Review: The Rock climber’s burning issues

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Skyscraper, Review: The Rock climber’s burning issues Disaster films have been appearing on the screen for decades. In some of them, it is the earth that plays the villain (earthquakes), in others, it is water (floods), in still others it is wind (tornadoes, hurricanes) and fire, naturally occurring or man-made, is the burning issue in some of the movies. Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, tackles impossible odds in Skyscraper and onlookers applaud his bravura. As we see the crowds playing t...
 
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Dhadak, Review: Kiss kiss kill kill A noun form of the verb dhadakna, which means ‘beating of the heart’, Dhadak re-introduces us to Ishan Khattar and gives us the much-awaited first look at Jahnvi Kapoor. Both have acting parentage, and that comes with a lot of weight. In the first half of the film, the two succeed in captivating the audience with their sheer freshness and electrical chemistry. Then, sadly, formulae and tropism take over, the pulsation of early dhadaks get blocke...
 
 

Delhi 47 km, Review: Keep safe distance

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Delhi 47 km, Review: Keep safe distance Title-wise, Delhi 47 sounds like Bombay 405 Miles, made in the 70s. That one did not have a great run, in spite of a star-cast and a reputed director. This one neither has a star cast nor a reputed director, but it does have an actor-writer-producer-director who either lacks knowledge about his responsibilities, or is incompetent and inept at executing them. And the odds that this will run or not run are 47: 1. 35 year-old Shadab Khann earlier wrote an...

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Oleg Sentsov in eighth week of hunger strike: EFA and other Film Academies call on Poutine

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EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMIES NETWORK APPEALS TO PRESIDENT PUTIN TO SHOW A HUMAN FACE academy representatives at the annual meeting of FAN of Europe (picture: EFA) On Day 54 of Oleg Sentsov’s indefinite hunger strike the members of FAN of Europe, the European network of national film academies and the European Film Academy, representing thousands of filmmakers from across the continent, have appealed for the immediate release of the Ukrainian filmmaker. At their annual meeti...
 

EFA Honours Carmen Maura

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The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting the honorary LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Carmen Maura for her outstanding career.   Picture courtesy of Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, photographer: Alberto Ortega At the initial European Film Awards (EFAs) in 1988, Carmen Maura received the award for Best Actress in Pedro Almodóvar’s WOMEN ON T...
 
 

All You Need To Know Is LOVE, GILDA Is Radner’s Codex of Comedy

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you do an internet search for Gilda Radner, at least one thing comes up that would have made her laugh - a ridiculously maudlin celebrity website that asks “Dead or Alive? - Gilda Radner.” Well, the documentary LOVE, GILDA will bring her back to life in an endearing and lump-in-the-throat kind of way on Sept. 21, when Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films release it in theaters. This is a comedian even comedians revere beyond all ratio...
 

Interview with Filmmaker Joel Villegas Saldaña for 'Subterra' (2017) @ Palm Springs International Shortfest

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Writer/director Joel Villegas Saldaña's 'Subterra' (2017) tells the story of musician/singer Robbie (played by newcomer Dan Chavez-Wright) as he struggles to make it performing in a cover band. The film premiered at the 2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest. This is Villegas' directorial debut after working as a producer, editor and writer on multiple short films. I interviewed Joel shortly after the festival. Here is what he has to say: What inspi...
 

10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest Announcement and 2018 Interviews!

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As we gear up for the 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival, we are thrilled to announce that in celebration of a decade of ‘never boring’ cinema, we will be screening all past ‘Best in Music Video’ winners from 2012-2018!  We thank all past winners for allowing us to screen their music videos again as a special treat for all of you. Get ready to jam! In other exciting news, all of our 2018 interviews are now available to watch on our website. Intereste...
 

Interview with Filmmaker Joel Villegas Saldaña for 'Subterra' (2017) @ Palm Springs International Shortfest

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Writer/director Joel Villegas Saldaña's 'Subterra' (2017) tells the story of musician/singer Robbie (played by newcomer Dan Chavez-Wright) as he struggles to make it performing in a cover band. The film premiered at the 2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest. This is Villegas' directorial debut after working as a producer, editor and writer on multiple short films. I interviewed Joel shortly after the festival. Here is what he has to say: What inspired this ...
 

Interview with Matthew Berg and Thomas Besançon for 'Aqua Rasa' (2017) and 'Accomplice' (2018)

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Filmmaker Matthew Berg's debut Short 'Aqua Rasa' (2017) screened at the Palm Springs International Shortfest film market. Harry (played by Vincent Palmieri) is an elderly man suffering from Alzheimer's when visited by Asher (Calvin Devereaux), pretending to be a psychic to help bring back his memories. The youngest director with a film at the film market, Berg wrote, directed, produced and edited the film. Producer Thomas Besançon attended the festival with Be...

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10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest Announcement and 2018 Interviews!

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As we gear up for the 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival, we are thrilled to announce that in celebration of a decade of ‘never boring’ cinema, we will be screening all past ‘Best in Music Video’ winners from 2012-2018!  We thank all past winners for allowing us to screen their music videos again as a special treat for all of you. Get ready to jam! In other exciting news, all of our 2018 interviews are now available to watch on our website. Intereste...
 

Moving Words: Films Selected

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As many of you may know, we have teamed up with Arts by the People for our first annual festival to present a special screening of Moving Words!  "Moving Words is an annual project that makes possible transnational collaboration amongst artists of prose, poetry, voice acting, and animation. Moving Words will intersect voices of all ages through writers whose submitted works will be transformed into short films by animation students at various international animation sch...
 

Final Deadline July 30th 2018 for 4th Annual Web Series Festival Global

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Final Chance to enter!!! 4th Annual Web Series Festival Global   From the heart of Hollywood - August 8th 2018 $5000.00 in Awards Final Deadline July 30th 2018 Submit today! www.WebSeriesFestivalGlobal.com Save - use code WSFG when you submit through our website.   Every Web Series entry Considered for Grand Prize or Category Winner Receives a Digital subscription to Videomaker Is considered for Distribution   Category Awards include but are not limited to the...
 
 

  THIRD ANNUAL WEST TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHOWCASES AND EDUCATION DAY Odessa, Texas July 19, 2018 The West Texas Film Festival will return for its third year Nov. 15th through Nov. 17th at the Jack Rodgers auditorium at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas. This year’s festival will feature three showcases and an Educational Day. Nov. 15th Tales of Texas — Documentary and dramatic films about Texas Nov. 16th Education Day — Presentations on acting, directing, prod...  

 

 

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> PARTNERS FESTIVAL NEWS  

 

Script Pool Tallinn is a script development competition launched at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017, awarding a 5000 Euro prize by our partner Global Screen GmbH to one of the five writer-producer teams invited to Tallinn. 

Global Screen GmbH is a leading international sales & distribution company for theatrical films, TV programs and formats based in Munich, Germany. It is owned by Telepool, a vertically integrated media and licensing company with more than 50 years of experience in film distribution. Telepool has been acquired on June 26, 2018 by actor and producer Will Smith and director Marc Forster and is now owned by their respective companies The Smith Family Circle, Will and Jada Smith’s Family Office and Elysian Fields.

The public pitch, open to all the attending industry professionals, takes place on November 29, 2018.

Submissions are now open. Deadline for submission is September 3.

 

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Co-Production Market and the POWR Baltic Stories Exchange at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

 
 The Co-Production Market runs from the 27th until the 29th of Nov and presents the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in the amount of 20 000 Euros. It provides a perfect opportunity to find financiers, co-producers and sales agents for your project during an intensive two days of pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. Projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine, plus projects from Italy, our 2018 Focus Country, are eligible for submission. Projects from other countries looking for co-production partners or service providers in these countries are also accepted. 
 
POWR Baltic Stories Exchange (26-30 Nov) trains writers to deliver a good pitch and find a producer at the public project presentation as well as get industry feedback through pre-arranged POWR Meetings with carefully selected Baltic Event participants. Six screenplays in the early stages of development from the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as Italy, BE Focus Country, will be selected. The workshop is organised by Baltic Event in collaboration with the region’s Creative Europe MEDIA Desks and Torino Film Lab.

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and sub-festivals open submissions

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF), Youth and Children’s Film Festival Just Film
and PÖFF Shorts have opened submissions for the 2018 edition.

The 22nd edition of PÖFF, running from November 16th to December 2nd, will see a major change in one of the three competition programmes of the festival. The former Estonian Film Competition that used to be judged by the same jury as the First Feature Competition will be turned into a new programme with its own international jury – the Baltic Film Competition – screening a selection of feature-length films made in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The programme requires Estonian premiere for the Lithuanian and Latvian films (no premiere requirements for Estonian films) and is designed as a showcase of the best Baltic cinematic output from the last year. The programme will have one award - Award for Best Baltic Feature Film with a grant of 3200 Euros, shared by the director and producer.


The festival will also continue its two other competition programmes. The Official Selection Competition will look for films completed after the 15th of September, 2017. With world, international or European premiere as a eligibility criterium.

The First Feature Competition, open for filmmakers presenting their feature debut, will accept films completed after the 15th of September, 2017. That have not had their world or international premiere.

Submissions are also open for all the non-competitive sections of the festival. The programme will include around 200 feature films and documentaries. The final day for submissions is the 17th of August.

The 17th Youth and Children’s film festival Just Film is looking for films for its youth and children’s competitions and documentary sections. Submissions will stay open until the 17th of August.

The 2nd PÖFF Shorts, showcasing short films and animations, will run from the 20th to the 25th of November. The festival saw the merging of two separate sub-festivals last year - the animation film festival Animated Dreams and the International Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers. The new festival has retained the identities and most programmes of the former festival. Submissions close on the 25th of August.

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Action On Film International Film Festival
August 16 – 26, 2018

 

August 2, 2018 Extended Deadline

The Fourteenth Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer. We bridge the gap between the industry and the indie filmmaker with guests like Debra Kara Unger, Nick Mancuso, Harry Lennix, Eric Bana, Mark Ruffalo, John Savage and many others in attendance every season. We also feature top distributors and buyers from companies like Bruber Media, Multivisionnaire Distribution, Showcase Entertainment, Gorilla Pictures, Movie Heroes, Storyoptic Films, The China Film Group and more. 
With a fourteen year history of recognizing filmmakers at every level in some of the most gorgeous cinemas in the world, we create screenings and opportunities that no other festival offers. 

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Winter Film Awards February 14 – 23, 2019

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Now in its eighth year, the rapidly growing Festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. For the 2018 Festival, 93 films from 31 countries were screened, including an eclectic mix of 13 Animated films, 13 Documentaries, 10 Feature narratives, 8 Horror films, 9 Music Videos, 33 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series, including 32 first-time filmmakers. 42% of the films were created by women, 45% were created by people of color.

Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening. All selected films are screened.

 

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The NYC Independent Film Festival 
May 5 – 12, 2019

Earlybird Deadline August 23, 2018 

The 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for indie filmmakers from NYC and around the world to the NYC public & entertainment industry. Indie filmmakers self­fund projects with budgets from $0 - ­$1,000,000 and often overlooked, these filmmakers show extraordinary talent and creativity under tight budgets. The Festival provides filmmakers with the opportunity for potential distribution while meeting fans and promoting their film. 

The Festival is an annual event and will run May 5 - 12, 2019, taking place at Producers Club, The Caveat and Cameo Clnton Studios. We will screen 250 films, host panels and presentations, as well as after parties, a live script reading, and a live comedy sketch performance! All while hosting hundreds of filmamakers from around the world!
 
2019 submission categories include: Narrative Feature, Short Film (narrative), Super Short Film (narrative), Documentary Fearure, Documentary Short, Music Video, Art/Experimental (short film), Animation (short film), Short Script, Short Sketch Comedy Videos, Virtual Reality, Web Series, TV Pilots. 
 
Join us in New York City May 5 to 12, 2019

 

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Fantasporto’2019 Oporto International Film Festival 
February 22 to March 2, 2019

 
ENTRY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1st 2018 

This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts only of Fantasy gendre. The Director’s Week section is destinaded only for, no strings attach.

 

Deadlines for Entries for 2019 edition are November 1st (feature and fantasy shorts) and December 5th (Final Call and only for features). Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 39th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.

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ECO CALLING

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

Films we curate for festivals: Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in the eco green genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"...  

Indigo Moon Film Festival is going green this fall : October 12-14, 2018.

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Hundreds of people flock to Indigo Moon Film Festival each year to watch great new films from around the world.  In doing so, a lot of garbage is created.  Just think of all the printed materials, water bottles, food containers and carbon emissions from the travel to get here.   To combat these issues, Indigo Moon Film Festival, in partnership with PWC and Sustainable Sandhills, is going green in 2018!   First, we will rely on recycling, composting,  ...
 
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ANIMATION CALLING

 

Anima is calling for your films!

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!!! Deadline: 1st October 2018 !!! No entry fee requested!       For its next edition (1-10 March 2019), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions,  the Festival is qualified by the Academy of Motion ...
 

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HORROR CALLING

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 the Horror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"...     

FrightFest 2018 announces guest line-up, additional films & Long List for Screen Genre Rising Star Award

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        Two extra films have been added to the record-breaking 2018 line-up: PIMPED is director David Barker’s modern transgressive erotic thriller, an Hitchcocktail of elevated suspense and shock in the revered style of Brian De Palma, And If you’ve never seen John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN on the big screen, now’s your best chance. The inclusion of this 4K restoration needs no explanation in anticipation of a new Michael Myers slashe...

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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our selection

Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' documentaries.  "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com".  LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, produced and presented by Jeff Bridges. USA
 

 

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

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Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for”
Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, 
Sharkwater: Extinction.
The soundtrack "Child of the Water" is a tribute to Rob, written and recorded by the ethereal Chantal Kreviazuk.
Sharkwater: Extinction, scheduled to release in October 2018, is a follow up to his first two award-winning films,
Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought
the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.
Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.
Rob Stewart Sharkwater: Extinction

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

"Think Romeo and Juliet meets Trainspotting" - Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin

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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

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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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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).

Website I  Blog on filmfestivals.com I Teaser trailer I Screener I Youtube I Facebook I Twitter I Sales by Vision Films

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

 
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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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Le réseau des académies européennes de cinéma, et la European Film Academy interpellent Poutine sur Oleg Sentsov

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    LE RÉSEAU DES ACADÉMIES EUROPÉENNES DE CINÉMA APPELLE LE PRÉSIDENT POUTINE À MONTRER UN VISAGE HUMAIN     Au 54ème jour d’une grève de la faim d’une durée indéfinie d'Oleg Sentsov, les membres de FAN of Europe, le réseau des académies européennes de cinéma, et la European Film Academy, représentant des milliers de cinéastes de tout le ...
 

Le 7ème Prix du Jeune Public de la European Film Academy totalise 45 villes dans 36 pays

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Un Jury de jeunes à travers l’Europe visionne les films nominés : GIRL IN FLIGHT, HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION et WALLAY – qui seront ensuite disponibles en VOD pour le grand public La European Film Academy (EFA) est fière de révéler et féliciter les trois films nominés au Prix du Jeune Public de la European Film Academy 2018 : GIRL IN FLIGHT LA FUGA - GIRL IN FLIGHT RÉALISÉ...


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