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Vanessa Redgrave Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2018 and screening of The Aspern Papers by Julien Landais

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  The Aspern Papers by Julien Landais starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joely Richardson / Thursday 30 August in Sala Casinò (11:30 am) Special screening by invitation only     On the occasion of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award of the 2018 Venice Film Festival to Vanessa Redgrave, a special screening of the film The Aspern Papers, directed by Julien Landais, by invitation only, will be held on Thursday August 30th at 11:30...
 

75th Venice International Film Festival - Screening Schedule – For Ticket Holders

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    21:00               SALA DARSENA PRE OPENING FILM – INVITATION SCORING WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY MAESTRO ADMIR SHKURTAJ COMMISSIONED BY LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA AND PERFORMED LIVE BY THE MESIMÈR ENSEMBLE VENEZIA CLASSICI DER GOLEM, WIE ER IN DIE WELT KAM by Paul WEGENER (Germany, 76’, intertitles German s/t Italian/English)     Wednesday  29 August 2018   19:00 ...
 

Campari Passion for Film Award to Bob Murawski

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La Biennale di Venezia / 75th Venice International Film Festival /   American film editor Bob Murawski winner of the new Campari Passion for Film award of the Venice International Film Festival /   His latest work, the reconstruction of Orson Welles’ legendary The Other Side of the Wind, to be presented Out of Competition as a World Premiere   La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that American film editor Bob Murawski (The Hurt Locker, Sp...
 

Master Class by David Cronenberg

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A tribute to David Cronenberg Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2018 / M. Butterfly (1993) by David Cronenberg Thursday 6 September in Sala Grande (2 pm) after the awards ceremony / Master Class by the director Wednesday 5 September (3 pm) (Sala Perla 2, encounter with the public)   As a tribute to David Cronenberg, winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 2018 Venice Film Festival, there will be a screening on the Lido of M. Butterfly (1993), as recommended by t...

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TORONTO PREVIEWS

TIFF 2018 Full Slate

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TIFF 2018 CANADIAN FEATURES SLATE ANNOUNCED WITH NEW WORKS BY FESTIVAL VETS AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING FILM DEBUTS   Download PDF   Download French Version   TIFF 2018 CANADIAN SHORT FILM LINEUP RICH IN MASTERFUL AND INNOVATIVE FILMMAKI... FF. The Grizzli...

 

Michèle Maheux, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer assumes new role and announces departure from TIFF for summer 201

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Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography      Today, on behalf of the TIFF Board of Directors, Jennifer Tory, Chair, announced that longstanding Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer Michèle Maheux will retire from the organization in summer 2019. Prior to her departure next year, Maheux will play a key role in ensuring a smooth leadership transition as Cameron Bailey takes on the extended role of Artistic Director & Co-Head alongside an...
 

TIFF announces the World Premiere of Xavier Dolan's The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

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Photo credit: TIFF The Toronto International Film Festival® today revealed Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will have its World Premiere at the Festival this September. The surprise announcement was made at TIFF’s Canadian press conference, held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.  ...

Rob Stewart's Sharkwater Extinction will have it's world premiere at TIFF

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Sharkwater Extinction Rob Stewart Canada, 2018 90 minutes World Premiere Late filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart’s last documentary is a thrilling exposé on the illegal shark-fin industry and a rousing call to save an imperiled animal from the edge... 
 

TIFF Unveils 2018 Programmes & Programmers

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    The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced their 2018 lineup of programmes and programmers. The programming team, comprised of 22 of the industry’s most seasoned and talented film experts and curators, consists of nine men and 12 women. "In 2017, the TIFF programming team worked tirelessly to curate a Festival experience that resulted in the release of some of year’s most c... 
 

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Script Pool Tallinn welcomes TV projects and teams up with MIDPOINT

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  SCRIPT POOL TALLINN TEAMS WITH MIDPOINT Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event will team up with the Czech MIDPOINT TVLaunch programme to develop and support new TV drama projects and talents. MIDPOINT was conceived at renowned FAMU Prague in 2010 with the aim of strengthening the creative coll...
 

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SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEWS

Louis Garrel, Liu Jie, Brillante Mendoza, Tuva Novotny, Peter Strickland, Felix Van Groeningen join the San Sebastian selection

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    L’homme fidèle / A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel), Baby (Liu Jie), Alpha, the Right to Kill (Brillante Mendoza), In Fabric (Peter Strickland), Beautiful Boy (Felix Van Groeningen) and the first work Blind Spot (Tuva Novotny) to join the list of candidates for the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edi...
 

Films in Progress 34 to present five first works and one second film

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The industry activity, to take place on September 24, 25 and 26, will screen productions from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay   Films in Progress is the programme of aid to Latin American films called twice yearly by the San Sebastian Festival and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse. Created in 2002, today it is a platform for the international launch of new talents and a reference meeting point for the Latin America audiovisual industry.Six films, five first work...
 

Audiard, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Mamoru Hosoda, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee, Jia Zhangke to compete at San Sebastrian

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The latest works by Jacques Audiard, Damien Chazelle, Alfonso Cuarón, Mamoru Hosoda, Nadine Labaki, Spike Lee and Jia Zhangke to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award The first work by Bradley Cooper will bring Perlak to a close The latest film from the winner of last year’s Academy Award for Best Director, Damien Chazelle (Providence, USA, 1985), once again directs Ryan Gosling in First Man as Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the Moon....
 

The second edition of Glocal in Progress presents three films shot in Greek, Lithuanian and Turkish

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  Two films from the first edition of the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages will premiere at the Festival: ‘Dantza’ in the Official Selection, and ‘Un om la locul lui / A Decent Man’, in New Directors   The second edition of Glocal in Progress, the industry activity for European productions in non-hegemonic languages, will screen the latest works by the Turkish director Pelin Esmer, the Lithuanian filmmaker Ignas Jonynas ...
 

Brechner, Hernández Cordón, Katz, Martinessi, Reygadas and Seigner, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award

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  Brechner, Hernández Cordón, Katz, Martinessi, Reygadas and Seigner, among others, to compete for the Horizontes Award Three films from the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum and four from Films in Progress to figure in the Horizontes Latinos selection ...
 

Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

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          Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which has seen its submissions rise by 34% in a single year The Forum, to run from September 23-26, will include projects from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland, nine of which are first or second films Also selected are projects by directors...

 

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INDIA IN FOCUS with reviews by Siraj Syed   

Sanhita’s 3-day festival of theatre: Good plays, poor audiences

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Sanhita’s 3-day festival of theatre: Good plays, poor audiences Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, film and theatre personality, and his wife Rasika Agashe, together with like-minded veterans, have often lamented the dearth of new original work in Hindi, which beginning to appear like a lost art. This concern led to the setting up of the Sanhita Manch festival. This week, the second edition of the festival is being held at the P.L. Deshpande auditorium, located within the Ravindra Natya Mandir com...
 
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Satyameva Jayate, Review: Blood-letting, blood curdling, blood-bath with pyre power Milap Milan Zaveri declared in a press interview a week ago that he will never make a sex comedy again, after the disastrous Mastizaade. “I would like to make films which have drama, action and heroism. I want to make heroic films.” The first station on this journey towards his goal is Satyameva Jayate (Only Truth Be Victorious), a heroic film, or, more accurately, another vigilante pot-boiler with...
 

Blind Date, Review: A ‘play’ upon words, in which the blind lead the blind

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Blind Date, Review: A ‘play’ upon words, in which the blind lead the blind Film and TV professionals got together to present a play at the RangSharda Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai on August 12, under the title, Blind Date. It was about two blind persons alright, but there was no ‘date’, blind or otherwise. Punning on the concept, actor Pranav Tripathi wrote the original version in Gujarati and got Hindi film, TV and theatre veteran Raman Kumar to translate and adapt it in...
 

Shayan Italia and Farhad Vijay Arora recreate Indian National Anthem in 8K Ultra HD

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Shayan Italia and Farhad Vijay Arora recreate Indian National Anthem in 8K Ultra HD In just 48 hours, the Indian National Anthem #IWouldStandForThis version became the most successful Indian National Anthem video on YouTube securing over 8.6 million views. #IWouldStandForThis honours the Indian National Anthem (Jana Gana Mana), performed by Shayan Italia in 8K Ultra HD, on the world’s grandest piano, to pay homage to his mother. #IWouldStandForThis brings together multinational cross-cu...
 

Christopher Robin, Review: It’s always a sunny day, When Christopher Robin comes to play

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Christopher Robin, Review: It’s always a sunny day, When Christopher Robin comes to play Christopher Robin was seen by us critics on the day when he was much needed in England as the day’s play in the cricket test match between India and England was washed out due to rain. There was no sun around. It is this sunny demeanour of helping people--living by principles and loving animals as if they were people--that is at the core of Christopher Robin. And with Winnie the Pooh at the ce...
 

The Spy Who Dumped Me, Review: Jumped, Pumped, Slumped, Stumped

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The Spy Who Dumped Me, Review: Jumped, Pumped, Slumped, Stumped Pre-credit scenes à la James Bond, the JB theme variation in a couple of scenes and a title that is a clear Ian Fleming lift—remember The Spy Who Loved me? This one is an action comedy, with both components in equal measure. Action is fast and furious and the comedy punctuates the thrills, with the help of a comedians+mimics cast. The Spy Who Dumped Me is funny enough to make you chuckle and laugh at regular interval...

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Oldenburg Honors Bruce Robinson with Retrospective

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The Festival honors one of the most uncompromising writers and directors, Britain’s iconic Bruce Robinson – “The Master of his Word” “Write it, damn you, what else are you good for?” wrote James Joyce. Words that are taped to the typewriter of writer-director, Bruce Robinson, long-revered by critics as the ‘neglected genius of the British film industry’. And had he never done another film after his 1987 loosely-autobiographical deb...
 

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Producer John Penotti joins Script to Screen Summit: Sept 7 in Toronto

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Script to Screen Summit | September 7, 2018 • Toronto, Canada | View email in browser   Back to School and Back to Work! Meet the Script to Screen Summit Class of 2018 Join award-winning producers and dealmakers who have been at the forefront of diversifying content, genres and platforms. Their projects have included...
 
 

Interview with Filmmaker Meredith Hama-Brown for 'Broken Bunny' (2018)

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Film stills from 'Broken Bunny' (2018) Filmmaker Meredith Hama-Brown's latest short 'Broken Bunny' (2018) screened earlier this summer at the Palm Springs International Shortfest. Inspired by a childhood experience of hers, it tells the story of a young girl who finds a dying rabbit in the middle of the road. Just as she's trying to figure out what to do with it, another young girl picks it up and takes it home as a kind of broken pet. Meredith wrote, directed and ex...
 

New Hollywood Festival - World Freedom is focus

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Please do what you can to promote freedom in this troubled world!  We are holding our first film festival in the heart of west Hollywood, CA.  submit your film. Tell us your stories.  Fight for freedom everywhere. ...

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New York Festivals Television & Films Awards is Open for Entries; NYF Launches Esports Category and Expands Corporate Image

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New Categories for 2019 include Human Rights Documentary, Digital Short-Form Music Video, Telenovela Promotion, Brand Image, CSR Not-for-Profit, Branded Content, Attitudinal Training, Branded Content Documentary, Student Documentary, Public Relations & Social Engagement TVFCFE from New York Festivals on Vimeo.   New York Festivals® World’s Best TV & Films℠ competition open for entries. Since 1957, NYF’s International Television &a...
 

New York: Japan Cuts 2018

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Japan Cuts 2018, the festival of New Japanese Films was held from July 19-29 at New York’s Japan Society having grown into the largest United States event for contemporary Japanese cinema with a selection of 30 films of which most were premiering in North America. The program included 27 feature films, 3 documentaries, classic films, the experimental spotlight and Q&A sessions for most films with 14 guest appearances. The Cut Above award for outstanding performance in film was bestow...
 

Budapest Classics Film Marathon: RESTORED MASTERPIECES ON BIG SCREEN 4-9 September 2018

 
Claudia Cardinale (Once Upon a Time in the West, 8 ½, The Leopard), Klaus Maria Brandauer (Mephisto, Colonel Redl, Out of Africa) and Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue), as well as Katinka Farago, Ingmar Bergman’s legendary – Hungarian-born – colleague, are all coming to Budapest between 4-9 September. Hungarian film classics, 4K restored by the Film Archive and Hungarian Filmlab will be screened along with masterpieces restored by other major European...
 
 

Iran Children and Youth Festival unveils foreign feature films lineup

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  The International Film Festival for Children and Youth has unveiled the lineup of 15 foreign feature films from 14 countries in the competition section.   The lineup of movies to take part in this section of the festival are as follows: * “Wendy” from Germany * “The Peppercorns and the Curse of the Black King” from Germany * “My Giraffe” a joint Dutch, Belgian and German production. * “The Witch Hunters” from Serbia * “T...
 

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces full festival program for event, Sept. 13 - 20 in Halifax

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FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announced its full program today, featuring over 125 film screenings and a full slate of special events, to be presented over eight days in Halifax, September 13-20. "Bingeing has become the term for spending countless hours watching television but truth be told - film festivals have always been the ‘binge’”, said Wayne Carter, Executive Director. “The best way to experience the magic of a film festival is spe...
 

AOF Begins Today

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Action on Film MEGAFest begins today and we've got all of the information you need. For instance if you want to see our paperless digital program with film descriptions, times, dates, promos, nominations for AOF and Hollywood Dreams just visit click here. For our Daily Screening Schedules for the Brenden Theaters, just click here.For all other information, you can find it directly on the AOF Website. For Screening Tickets please click here...
 

Reminder: Earlybird Deadline Approaching

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Reminder that the Earlybird Deadline to submit to our 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival is August 31st, 2018!    Visit our website for more: https://www.nycindieff.com/  ...
 

The 71st edition of the Locarno Festival, the last under the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian

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    The prizes were awarded to the winners of the 71st Locarno Festival. The 2018 edition, the sixth and last under the artistic direction of Carlo Chatrian, confirms its expectations.   President Marco Solari officially closed the 71st Locarno Festival: “Once the 71st edition is over, the presidency and the Executive Board will focus during the week on the succession of Carlo Chatrian, to whom is owed the gratitude of ...
 

Aug 31st is the Late and Final Deadline for Film & Screenplay Submissions.

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Aug 31st is the Late and Final Deadline for Film & Screenplay Submissions. It's the 3rd Annual Int'l Film Festival, founded in 2015 by film producer Rock & Brenda-Marie Whitehead. We're thrilled to announce that Author, Actor and Arizona's Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur... will be returning as TWBFF 2018 Emcee! The festival will be co-hosted by actress Corinna Harney-Jones! Join us for a family fun weekend, and experience a film festival competitio...

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Busy Fall on the circuit for Living in the Future's Past

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  Film4Climate / Cinoteca di Bologna social machinery Transitions Film Festival - Alice Springs Baikal eco water forum Matsalu filmambiante fest rio Another Way Film Festival Indigo Moon Film Festival CineEco 2018 http://www.unaff.org/ chania fest Vo...
 
 

MONDAY - from Robert Rodriguez’s Rebel Without a Crew, to Close Oscar-Qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival

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  The Academy Awards® Qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival is proud to announce they will be closing their 10-day event with MONDAY, directed by Hollyshorts veteran Alejandro Montoya Marin. MONDAY was shot during Robert Rodriguez’s series Rebel Without a Crew which gave Montoya Marin the opportunity make a feature for only $7,000; the same opportunity that launched and cemented Rodriguez&rsquo...
 

Reminder: Earlybird Deadline Approaching

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Reminder that the Earlybird Deadline to submit to our 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival is August 31st, 2018!    Visit our website for more: https://www.nycindieff.com/  ...
 

FROM ON HIGH to play Izmir Artemis Film Festival!

 
FROM ON HIGH has been selected to the International Izmir Artemis Film Festival in Izmir, Turkey for August 27-31, 2018 and will compete for the Best Short Film prize there. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It was shot on location and edited by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Catalunya, Spain in September 2017. An original score was composed by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. FROM ON HIGH has...
 
 

GC Johnson wins BEST SOUNDTRACK for FROM ON HIGH from Mediterranean Festival Corto!

 
Mediterranean Festival Corto in Diamante, Italy has awarded their 2018 Best Soundtrack prize to GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs for his original score on FROM ON HIGH, a short film written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her Ron de Cana shingle. Johnson was a 2016 Peer Raben Music Award nominee for his score for Westlake's 2015 film THROUGH THE PANE, and he won Best Musical Score for Westlake's A LIFE OF DEATH in 2006 from the Inventaunfilm Festival in Lenola, Italy. FROM ON HIG...
 
 

Sharkwater Extinction will have the Australian premiere at Byron Bay Film Festival October 12 – 21, 2018

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Dream With Your Eyes Open at the Byron Bay International Film Festival. This is a festival Rob Stewart loved and where he had many friends and supporters of his cause, we are proud to see th efestival pay an homage to Rob and play his last films.   Each year some of the world’s most exciting film talent join thousands of film lovers at BBFF, over 10 fantastic days in beautiful Byron Bay, for a dynamic and truly distinctive film festival experience known for its trademark friendly...
 

Boulder International Film Festival - $10,000 Grand Prize, Call for Entries now Open

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https://biff1.com/filmmakers/ The Boulder International Film Festival (Feb 28-March 3) is excited to announce two new monetary awards for BIFF 2019: The $10,000 "Grand Jury Prize: Best Feature Length Film" (Narrative or Documentary) and the $3,000 "Grand Jury Prize: Best Short Film” (Narrative, Doc, or Animated).  Filmmakers enjoy luxurious accommodations and an exclusive VIP pass to the legendary parties, where interaction with Oscar-winning celebrities, A-...
 

FROM ON HIGH to play Vilammare Film Festival!

 
FROM ON HIGH has been selected to Vilammare Film Festival in Campania, Italy for August 26-30, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It was filmed on location in Barcelona, Collsuspina, and La Sala de Sant Llogari, Catalunya, Spain in September 2017 by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. It's since won 6 awards, in the USA, Spain and Italy (4). An original score was composed for the film by G...
 

Sharkwater Extinction will have it's world premiere at TIFF

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  Sharkwater Extinction Rob Stewart Canada, 2018 90 minutes World Premiere Late filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart’s last documentary is a thrilling exposé on the illegal shark-fin industry and a rousing call to save an imperiled animal from the edge of extinction. S...
 

SCRAPPY to play Charlie Chaplin Film Festival in Ireland!

 
"Scrappy", a social issue film helmed by Dawn Westlake, based on the Studs Terkel Award-winning poem of the same name by her father, Donald G. Westlake, has been selected to the Charlie Chaplin Film Festival in Waterville, Ireland for August 23-26, 2018. "Scrappy" will play in the Social Commentary section of the festival which unspools on Friday, August 24th at 6pm. "Scrappy" was shot on location in Pine Mountain, CA, USA by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelo...

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The 71st edition of the Locarno Festival closed: the award winners

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The 2018 edition, the sixth and last under the artistic direction of Carlo Chatrian, ended successfully and was crowned with the Pardo d'oro for A LAND IMAGINED by the director YEO Siew Hua. 293 films were shown in less than two weeks, 18 under the sky of Piazza Grande and 15 in the Concorso internazionale: among this year's star guests were the unforgettable greetings from Ethan Hawke and Ted Hope in Piazza G...
 

The Signs of Life Award to HAI SHANG CHENG SHI (The Fragile House)

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 Locarno Festival’s Signs of Life Award ELECTRONIC-ART.FOUNDATION to the Best Film has been granted to HAI SHANG CHENG SHI (The Fragile House) by LIN Zi.   Signs of Life aims to explore new grounds, narrative forms and innovative cinematic languages. Originally out-of-competition when founded in 2014, Signs of Life is a competitive section since last year. This year’s jury is composed by Emilie Bujès, festival director ...
 

 

Burgas International Film Festival 2018 Awards

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The third edition of Burgas International Film Festival (BIFF) has come to an end! During the festival week viewers had the chance to see over 30 feature, short and documentary films from the Black Sea countries. Among the highlights of the festival were the sit-downs, organised for the audience with the casts and directors of the movies. Тhe locations where BIFF was held were visited by Martichka Bozhilova and Georgi Bogdanov, Georgi Gospodinov, Antoaneta Bachurova, Vladimir Liutskanov, Bori...

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New York Festivals Television & Films Awards 

April 9th, 2019

  

Deadline for entries is October 15, 2018

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. New Categories for 2019 include Human Rights Documentary, Digital Short-Form Music Video, Telenovela Promotion, Brand Image, CSR Not-for-Profit, Branded Content, Attitudinal Training, Branded Content Documentary, Student Documentary, Public Relations & Social Engagement. 

All Entries in the 2019 competition will be judged online and screened by New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200 plus producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe. Nominated Finalists are judged by a selected panel at the United Nations for the UNDPI Awards. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Television & Film Awards website. To View the 2018 TV & Film Awards winning entries please visit: https://www.newyorkfestivals.com/winners/2018/

 

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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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Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards February 14 – 23, 2019

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.

Check the  Regulations on the site www.fantasporto.com.

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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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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"...     

New trailer revealed for Dread Central Presents’ LASSO

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U.S. Release date set to November 13th   Epic Pictures’ horror label Dread Central Presents sets the U.S. release date of LASSO to November 13th and reveals a new trailer to Evan Cecil’s Western-themed slasher.   From Dragonfly Films, LASSO, produced by Elaine Gibson, Todd Myers and Evan Cecil, stars Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Lindsey Morgan (The 100), Karen Grassle (Little House on the Prairie) and Andrew Jacobs (Paranormal Activity).   The ho...
 
 

Submit to Edmonton Festival of Fear by August 24th

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Deadline For All Entries Coming Up On August 24th. Submit Through The Film Freeway... The Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival is a Three Day Film Festival in Edmonton, Canada. It takes place at the Historic Princess Theatre, built in 1915. If your Feature Film or Short was Completed after January 1st, 2017, your Film is Eligible to be included in our program, as an Official Selection. Official Selections will be Announced on September 3rd, 2018. The Final Day For Subm...

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DOC FESTS CALLING

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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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 

 
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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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125 ŒUVRES CINÉMATOGRAPHIQUES DE 20 PAYS PRÉSENTÉES EN PREMIÈRE MONDIALE, NORD-AMÉRICAINE ET GASPÉSIENNE, UNE TRENTAINE D’ÉVÉNEMENTS SPÉCIAUX ET PLUS DE 90 INVITÉS LANCERONT LES CÉLÉBRATIONS DU 10e FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA LES PERCÉIDES QUI SE DÉROULERA DU 16 AU 26 AOÛT EN GASPÉSIE!  C’est en présence du talentueux réalisateur et sc...
 

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