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VENICE DAILIES WRAP

"Camorra" in Venice Horizons section looks back on organized crime in Naples

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©Moira Sullivan - FIPRESCI For Filmfestivals.com "Camorra" by Francesco Patierno, a documentary in the Venice "Orizzonti" section attempts to unravel the origins of organized crime in the region of Compania and capital Naples on its own terms through historic newreel footage and photojournalism. Editor Maria Fantastica Valmori is behind the montage of this footage from the 1970's to 1990's that feels like a continuous essay, relentless shocking and disturbing...

VIDEO - Venezia 75 ZAN (KILLING) by Shinya Tsukamoto press conference and photocall

 
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The Awards of the 75th Venice International Film Festival

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  VENEZIA 75 The Venezia 75 Jury, chaired by Guillermo del Toro, and comprised of Sylvia Chang, Trine Dyrholm, Nicole Garcia, Paolo Genovese, Malgorzata Szumowska, Taika Waititi, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico) SILVER LION - GRAND JURY PRIZE to: THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos (UK, Ireland, USA) SILVER LION - AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR...
 

VIDEO - Awards FULL Ceremony of the 75th Venice International Film Festival

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Awards Ceremony of the 75th Venice International Film Festival 8th September 2018 Palazzo del Cinema, Venice Lido               ...

Jose by Li Cheng wins Queer Lion in Venise

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Director Li Cheng and actor Enrique Salanic at the awards ceremony. "JOSE" is the first Guatemalan and Central American film ever presented at Venice Film Festival AND winning a prize!  “JOSE” lead actor Enrique Salanic is ethnic Mayan, speaks fluent English, Spanish and Mayan language   Director Li Cheng and actor Enrique Salanic ... 
 

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TORONTO PREVIEWS

"Access is the first step" Cameron Bailey

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The first Toronto Film Festival I attended was in 1986, and I came as a student journalist. Even back then, the Festival of Festivals, as it was known, had a reputation for an open, global outlook. But the diversity of its films wasn’t always reflected in the diversity of its press corps. As the years passed and I moved from film critic to festival director, it’s become ever more clear that we can all do more to i...
 

Red carpet moments at TIFF

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Kindergarten Teacher (shot on the Huawei P20 Pro) Parker Sevak, The Kindergarten Teacher (shot on the Huawei P20 Pro) Taapsee Pannu, Husband Material (shot on the Huawei P20 Pro)   ...
 

VIDEO - Claire Denis | The Ebert Tribute | TIFF 2018

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Claire Denis was born in Paris and raised primarily in West Africa. Many of her films have screened at the Festival, including Chocolat (88), the documentary Man No Run (89), No Fear, No Die (90), I Can't Sleep (94), Nenette and Boni (96), Beau travail (99), Trouble Every Day (01), Friday Night (02), The Intruder (04), 35 Shots of Rum (08), White Material (09), Bastards (13), and her latest feature, this year's Gala Presentation High Life (18). ...
 

Vanity Fair, David Yurman & Creative Chaos VMG Celebrate 'This Changes Everything' TIFF Debut

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Vanity Fair, David Yurman and CreativeChaos vmg celebrated the premiere of This Changes Everything at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 8th at Bisha Hotel Rooftop. Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith hosted the evening alongside Ku-Ling Yurman, who served as an executive producer on the film, Evan Yurman, Chief Creative Officer of David Yurman, Director Tom Donahue, Producers Ilan Arboleda & Kerianne Flynn and Executive Producers Geena Davis &...
 

North American Premiere of TITO AND THE BIRDS (Tito e os Pássaros ) @ TIFF

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  TITO AND THE BIRDS (Tito e os Pássaros ) A Film by Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, and André Catoto Written by Eduardo Benaim and Gustavo Steinberg North American Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2018   Catch the film festival movie trailer for Tito and the Birds  A marvelous dystopian adventure of a boy and his friends battling a culture of fear that is infecting their world, new animated feature Tito and the Birds is a stunning ...
 

'Quincy' (2018) Premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

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  September 9, 2018 at the Princess of Wales Theater, the Netflix documentary Quincy premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival. The premiere was followed by a live performance by Mark Ronson, Chaka Khan and YEBBA, performing the original song featured in the film by Quincy Jones and Mark Ronson featuring Chaka Khan. Images and video from the screening and after party can be downloaded from the link below. Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan and Mark Ron...
 

'If Beale Street Could Talk' World Premiere @ TIFF

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  The film world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theater.   Attendees included KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry, Writer/Director/Producer Barry Jenkins,  Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and PASTEL’S Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK opens in theaters in New York on November 30th Los Angeles on December 7th Expand...
 

Well Go USA Acquires Master Director Zhang Yimou's 'SHADOW'

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WELL GO USA ACQUIRES MASTER DIRECTOR ZHANG YIMOU’S ‘SHADOW’ FOR MULTIPLE TERRITORY RELEASE   Zhang Yimou’s dazzling ink-washed action epic to receive a major theatrical release in early 2019.   Plano, TX–  Well Go USA has acquired all North American, UK, and Australia/New Zealand rights to legendary filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s SHADOW in advance of its world premiere at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. The film will have its North American premie...
 

Roadside Attractions Acquires 'The Last Full Measure' from Foresight Unlimited

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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS ACQUIRES ‘THE LAST FULL MEASURE’ FROM FORESIGHT UNLIMITED Wide Theatrical Release Planned for Todd Robinson’s Film starring Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris   LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2018) – Roadside Attractions, a sister company of Lionsgate, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure, which recounts an extraordinary, untold story about the her...
 

Paul Dano's WILDLIFE Screens @ TIFF

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  WILDLIFE Directed by Paul Dano   **Official Selection – New York Film Festival 2018** **Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2018** **Opening Night – Critics’ Week – Cannes Film Festival – 2018** **Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival 2018**   Opening in New York & Los Angeles October 19, 2018 Nationwide expansion to follow   IFC Films invites you to a screening of WILDLIFE, the directorial d...
 

Danish Films @ TIFF 'That Time of Year and Before the Frost.

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THAT TIME OF YEAR Contemporary World Cinema, Denmark Paprika Steen, directs and stars in THAT TIME OF YEAR – a taut dark comedy about a dysfunctional family spending Christmas Eve together. This film marks Steen’s third time in the director’s chair and her first time directing herself. With her latest, Steen demonstrates her incredible range as both a director and a performer – bringing us a film that is just as dramatic as it is funny. &nbs...
 

National Geographic's Pulse-Pounding Doc FREE SOLO @ TIFF

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The Pulse-Pounding Story of Climber Alex Honnold's Ascent of One of the World's Most Iconic Peaks - Without a Rope   After Triumphant Premiere at Telluride, Film Plays TIFF, Opens In Theaters Sept 28     "Literally breath-taking." - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter &nbs...
 

Neon Nabs US Rights to Tom Harper's Wild Rose from Entertainment One

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  WILD ROSE FEATURES A BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE BY JESSIE BUCKLEY AS ASPIRING COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER    FILM WAS FINANCED BY eOne, BFI FILM FUND CREATIVE SCOTLAND AND FILM4.   Toronto (September 9, 2018) - After an all-night negotiation, NEON is excited to announce it has nabbed US rights to Tom Harper’s WILD ROSE which premiered Saturday evening at Toronto International Film Festival to a rapturous standing ovation.  The inspiring musical dramedy features a br...
 

 

 

 

Joana Vicente named as TIFF's new Executive Director & Co-Head

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Today, on behalf of the Board of Directors of TIFF, Jennifer Tory, Chair, announced the appointment of Joana Vicente as the new Executive Director & Co-Head of TIFF, effective November 1, 2018.  Vicente, who previously served as Executive Director of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), joins Cameron Bailey, who was previously announced as the Artistic Director & Co-Head, effective Oct... 

Join the "Share Her Journey Rally for Women in Film " at TIFF

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      Her Journey Rally at the Slaight Music Stage on Festival Street, will take plac...

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OLDENBURG IN FOCUS

"Unforgiven" Opening Film at Oldenburg: An Interview with the Filmmakers

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    By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   "Unforgiven", the new film from Armenian-Russian director Sarik Andreasyan was the the opening film of Oldenburg International Film Festival this year. We had a packed house for this affecting Russian production that surely left its mark. The story is based on the tragic and true events surrounding the life of Vitaly Kaloyev and his family before and after the disastrous Überlingen mid-air collision. It was an ...
 

Der Henker world premieres in Oldenburg's Jail - JVA

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Director : Michael Kreindl  Cast : Neda Rahmanian, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Kasem Hoxha, Juergen Maurer, Amelie Kiefer  Neda Rahmanian takes security check at the entrance of the JVA jail The icepick had been rammed deeply into Mladen Ribar’s heart. Tied to it is a short but direct message: corrupt pig! An apt description of the unethical building officer Mladen. But it would fit others of his kind equally. The land is diseased with corruption, fraud and cover-ups. Someo...
 

Breaking News: Oldenburg Festival guests in Jail!

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The only festival in the world where guests get to see films with inmates. It s in themiddle of the city, yet is called The Alcatraz of the North (300 inmates in high security, including some of the toughest criminals in Germany) A truly rare and positive experience.  Could not have imagined sharing drinks and canapes with prisoners, wardens and festival guests... Interesting to observe the way we look humans who are very different from us. (one way or another) A convenient transport...
 

The team of "Is That You" at their world premiere

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Eres tu, Papa? '  director (Rudy Riveron Sancherz at center) so proud of his cast! Beautiful shot by the most famous cuban Cinematographer : Raul Perez Ureta (84!) Strong pschycological thriller which should fare very well in genre festivals. UK / CUBA 2018 Director : Rudy Riverón Sánchez  Cast : Gabriela Ramos, Osvaldo Doimeadios, Lynn Cruz, Jorge Enrique Caballero, Eslinda Nuñez  Producer : Emma Berkofsky  ...
 

Audi Major and classy sponsor at Oldenburg Film Festival

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Festival honoree Keith Carradine with Audi chief and Festival founder Thorsten Neumann unveiling the new Audi 6 Avant at the Schloss reception. ...
 

25th Oldenburg International Film Festival 2018: On the Red Carpet

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By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER     20 countries and nearly 50 films will be shown this year at the landmark 25th anniversary of the Oldenburg International Film Festival, which began last night in the quaint and picturesque city of Oldenburg, in Northwest Germany. It runs from September 12-16 at various venues throughout the city. The festival first began as an alternative film festival with a focus on independent and out of the ordinary cinema from the Uni...
 

With Keith Carradine, the Oldenburg International Film Festival honors one of Hollywood’s great Character Actors

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With Keith Carradine, the Oldenburg International Film Festival honors one of Hollywood’s great Character Actors His career is impressive, the list of the films he made unforgettable with his presence is long. He had starring roles in films like Ridley Scott’s “The Duellists”, Alan Rudolph’s “Choose Me” and Louis Malle’s “Pretty Baby” before he even turned 30.   Keith has stage-blood in his veins, his family is H...
 

World Premiere of “King of Beasts” at the 25th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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World Premiere of “King of Beasts” is Centerpiece Gala film and “La promesse de l'aube“ is Closing Night, as final highlights close the program of the 25th Oldenburg International Film Festival For the first time in its history a documentary will be in Official Competition, joining a line-up of Foreign Oscar entries, bold debuts, and the world premiere of Cuba’s first psychological horror film. Centerpiece Gala September 15, 2018, 9....
 

 

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SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEWS

Fourteen short films to compete in Nest Film Students, which has seen its submissions rise by 48% in a year

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The 17th edition of the Meeting, to take place from 24-28 September at Tabakalera, will host the masterclasses given by Alexander Payne, Peter Strickland, Jaime Rosales, Albertina Carri and Virgil Vernier, who will also preside over the jury The 17th edition of Nest Film Students, the international meeting for film students running from 24-28 September in the framework of San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition, has selected, from among the 305 works presented by 139 schools in 41 countri...
 

The San Sebastian Film Festival will host a European Film Forum conference on international funds

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    On 24th September, in the context of the San Sebastián Film Festival, an event focusing on film support funds in Europe and Latin America will be held. Given the strategic position of the Festival, the event -promoted by Creative Europe MEDIA in the frame of the European Film Forum- will be a good occasion for key stakeholders to meet and discuss film funding opportunities in the international sphere. The aim of the forum is therefore to present the most relevant funds ...
 

The Romanian filmmaker Constantin Popescu completes the Official Jury of the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition

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Programmer Juliette Duret closes the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award Jury The Official Jury of the San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition, presided over by the North American filmmaker Alexander Payne, accompanied by the actors Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Rossy de Palma, the producer Agnes Johansen and the director of photography Bet Rourich, is now complete with the incorporation of Romanian filmmaker Constantin Popescu, who competed in the Official Selection last year with the fi...
 

The Cooperación Española award goes to the Ibero-American film making the greatest contribution to development

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      For the fourth year running, AECID joins the San Sebastian Festival to give its Cooperación Española Award to the Ibero-American film making the greatest contribution to human development, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of human rights.   The Award is part of the alliance between AECID and the San Sebastian Festival to promote the Ibero-American audiovisual industry. The Cooperación Española Award will be present...
 

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INDIA IN FOCUS with reviews by Siraj Syed   

Mitron, Review: Food-truck’s mixed menu, part tasty, part insipid

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Mitron, Review: Food-truck’s mixed menu, part tasty, part insipid Meaning ‘friends’, mitron is among the most favourite opening words when the current prime minister of India addresses an audience. Before becoming the PM, he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat and his mother tongue is Gujarati. Mitron is set in Ahmedabad, the main city in Gujarat, and among its lead players are a gang of three friends. All its characters are Gujaratis, some of who speak the language occasional...
 

The Predator, Review: Autistic liberty

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The Predator, Review: Autistic liberty Fourth instalment in the franchise and third in chronology, The Predator again plays with that one word. Remember Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010)? You could also count the crossover films Alien v/s Predator (2004) and Alien v/s Predator Requiem (2007). They are all Predator vehicles all right, but which one predates which is hard to tell! This one has at its core an autistic child and his sniper father at the core, is gorier than...
 

Love Sonia, Review: Sister’s sibling search sifting sordid sex surroundings

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Love Sonia, Review:  Sister’s sibling search sifting sordid sex surroundings Official statistics show that there hundreds of thousands of sex workers in India, and many of them are below 18. Being a sex worker is not a crime, but soliciting and living of the earnings of sex workers are clear crimes. That does not deter the ‘businessmen’ who run brothels and sex rackets. 270 girls/women go missing every day in India and most land up in the flesh trade. Only 1% of them ma...
 

Laila Majnu, Review: Crazy lovers in serene Kashmir

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Laila Majnu, Review: Crazy lovers in serene Kashmir Transposed from ancient Arabia to modern Kashmir, the tale of doomed lovers Laila and Majnu is retold by brothers Imtiaz Ali and Sajid Ali. Setting it in scenic, serene, Kashmir was probably the only thing that they got right, for in almost all the other departments they have failed to score. Told at a pace that varies from the frenetic to the crawling, the film fails to strike a chord with the audience, a cardinal mistake that seals its fat...
 

3rd LIFFI: Picturesque mountains, interesting films, small crowds Lonavla (also spelt Lonavala) is a hill-retreat about halfway from the two biggest cities in Maharashtra, Pune and Mumbai. It takes between two and three hours, depending upon traffic, to get there by road, and almost the same time by train. The latter option avoids the traffic, of course. The 3rd Lonavla International Film Festival of India (LIFFI) is being held in Lonavla, and concludes today, on its third and last day. It i... 

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FilmfestivalsCom has been recognized for 2018 Excellence Award

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FilmfestivalsCom has been recognized for our 2018 Excellence Award. Our panel of industry executives and consultants oversees an annual survey commissioned by the USITC on various categories and determines which companies meet and exceed the industry benchmarks that have been set forth. Further details on this selection can be viewed on our website including the press release that was produced for this occasion (which is not distributed till mutual review is complete). To review the award...

John Bailey re-elected Academy President

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John Bailey was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 7) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee) Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee) Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education ...

 

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival final call for entries

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    OUR 18TH EDITION IS APPROACHING - STAY TUNED!     Our 18th edition is approaching and will take place in Florence, Italy, at Cin...
 

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Le Crxssing, the unique Franco-British festival of creativity returns in 2018,

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  BRITAIN’S THE KILLS AND FRANCE’S LA FEMME HEADLINE THE FESTIVAL WHERE PARIS & LONDON MEET/ LE FESTIVAL OU PARIS ET LONDRES SE RENCONTRENT   4PM - MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER CENTRAL ST MARTINS COLLEGE, KINGS CROSS PUBLIC TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE VIA BALLOT AT www.lecrxssing.com   Le Crxssing, the unique Franco-British festival of creativity returns in 2018, with a vibrant new location in the heart of London’s favourite destination, King’...
 

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31st Tokyo IFF to Open with "A Star Is Born"

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce this year’s Opening and Closing Films, as well as a newly added Gala Screening event. A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper in his directorial debut, and co-starring Lady Gaga in her screen debut, will open the festival on October 25. GODZILLA: The Planet Eater, co-directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, the final entry in the landmark animated “Godzilla” trilogy, will close the festival on November ...
 

The Official 2018 Film Selection of the 2018 Adventure Film Festival

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Announced Today: The Official 2018 Film Selection   We are thrilled to announce our official selections for the 2018 Adventure Film Festival. Our thirty final picks feature local rising stars, international influencers, and world premieres . . . some will go on to the AFF world tour; all will be shown at our flagship event in Boulder, Colorado. Our award-winning lineup of filmmakers, athletes, and conve...
 

"Rosemary's Baby meets your worst nightmares" Bruno Chatelin - filmfestivals.com Best for Fests

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Isabelle is entering the festival circuit with a prestigious world premiere at Busan this fall. The film has been curated as one of the BEST FOR FESTS from filmfestivals.com   ...
 

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Changes to the 91st Oscars (2019) include restructuring and shortening the length of the telecast to three hours.

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While remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies, the Academy announced today that it will not present the new Oscars® category at the upcoming 91st awards. The Academy recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year creates challenges for films that have already been released. The Board of Governors continues to be actively engaged in discussions, and will examine and seek additional input regarding this category. “There has been a wide range of...
 

 

The Academy has voted 19 students as winners of the Student Academy Awards®45th competition.

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The Academy has voted 19 students as winners of the Student Academy Awards®45th competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members.  The 2018 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Rigge...

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The Chandler International Film Festival 
January 18 -21, 2019
Chandler Film Festival January 18 â 21, 2019

September 8, 2018 September Deadline
September 22, 2018 Late September Deadline
October 6, 2018 Late Deadline
October 27, 2018 Final Deadline

The main focus of our festival is to support creative, independent filmmaking through the ability, innovation and uniqueness to capture the series of movements and experiences in a single film. We help filmmakers across the world build an audience and platform for their projects and works to diversify the film industry.

The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) is a year-round film festival with grand annual event @ Chandler Downtown on January 18 -21, 2019. CIFF will be screening over 100 films from all over the world. The three-day festival will include Red Carpet, Opening Ceremony, Prime Shows with Dinner, Audience Choice Awards, Award Ceremony, Networking, Workshops, Q&A and After Party.

 

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The Garden State Film Festival 
March 22-25, 2018 

October 15, 2018 Regular Deadline

Asbury Park, NJ. Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions opened July 1, 2018.   

The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

The Garden State Film Festival's professional jury will select winning films in various categories. Submission categories are for administration purposes only. There are separate awards for student films (please state on notes which kind of student you are if it applies - Graduate, College, High School or younger) as well as the "Home Grown Awards" for films where 75% of principle photography is shot in the State of New Jersey.

 

 

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2019 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON 

April 5 - 14, 2019

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PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM

The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th 

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

The 2019 Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now open for entries! Info on All Winners info is submitted to Seoul, Korea ~ Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost!

 

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New York Festivals Television & Films Awards 

April 9th, 2019

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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 at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

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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

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 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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The NYC Independent Film Festival 

May 5 – 12, 2019

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Regular deadline November 30 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

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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"...  

2018 Green Film Network Award: and the winners are…

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It was hard to choose among many beautiful documentary films and short films, selected by our festival members all over the world. Nevertheless, in the end we have the winners of Green Film Network Award 2018! And the winners are… Genesis 2.0 by Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev (Switzerland, 2018, 103’)   On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a s...

 

 

 

 

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HORROR CALLING

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

Shriekfest Film Festival has unveiled the official selection of short films headed to the 18th edition of the festival. Thirty

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Thirty Five short films make up the 2018 line up!  The films come from countries including Australia, Spain, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, states including CA, IA, AZ, WA, NC, CT, NY, and ID.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says "I love our shorts program and so does the community, it's a definite must see!".   The Official Selections: "Jane Love" directed by Jessica OKeefe   "Caronte" directed by Luis Tinoco Pineda   &...
 

Shriekfest Announces its Screenplay Finalists for the 2018 Festival!

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The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition announces the 40 Finalists selected for its International Screenplay Competition. The Finalists were selected from submissions from across the globe in the horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy genres!  Festival Founder/Director Denise Gossett says "This was a tough year to narrow down all of the scripts, there is just so much talent out there!"   Here are the&...
 

  The deadline for the DAMNED Call for Art is 11:59pm September 13th 2018.  Artists of all mediums from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit their work. There are no restrictions on genre or content but the more deeply personal and powerfully introspective, the better. There are no fees to submit. For further information and to submit, please visit:  www.thatdamnedshow.com/call - DAMNED TICKETS - Tickets are now...   

John Landis, guest of honour of the 11th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

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  The11th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival will be held from 14 to 23 September. This year we are especially pleased to welcome as our guest of honour, the American film director John Landis. John Landis, an avid cinephile, began his career in the mailroom of 20th Century Fox Studios. A high school dropout, he made his way to the former Yugoslavia at age 18 to work as a “gofer” on MGM’s K...

 

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DOC FESTS CALLING

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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

 

EDN is Hiring a New Director

 

  EDN - European Documentary Network is seeking a new director to head Europe's largest documentary association, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new director should be a well-connected individual with a clear vision for the future of the documentary sector. The designated director will start working from early 2019 onwards, replacing Paul Pauwels who has been at the helm of the association since May 2013. Applications for this position are accepted until September 7, 2018. E...

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - filmfestivals.com Best for Fest"

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An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. Containing ground-breaking interviews with Jordan B. Peterson, Peter Schweizer, and others, The Creepy Line offers an explosive look at the meddling and intervening done by Google and Facebook on their supposedly “neutral platforms”.

 

The Creepy Line takes the conversation about data privacy and control further than ever before by examining what Google and Facebook do once they control a user’s data. Not only is this data sold to the highest bidder, but it is used it to mold, massage, and manipulate the public consciousness while influencing opinion on a vast scale - all with the goal of transforming society to fit their worldview.

 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

 

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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ISABELLE by Rob Heydon USA 2018 80 minutes

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The supernatural thriller Isabelle by writer Donald Martin, with producer Sid Ganis (former Chairman Columbia Pictures) and director Rob Heydon isentering th efestival circuit with a world premiere at Busan.

In the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, Isabelle is about an all-American couple whose dream of starting a family is shattered after they move into the perfect New Englandneighborhood.

Once settled, they soon descend into the depths of terror as they struggle to survive a genuine threat from a dark presence that appears to want to end their very lives.

 

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 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.

Click here for a preview.

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

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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).

Living Among Us to play at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2018

Two prizes at 13Horror best horror baddie and best special effects

Living Among Us Winner of a Platinum Remy Award at Houston Worldfest

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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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13 Festival wins so far for Living in the Future's Past

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...
 

TRAILERIMPACT: Top 5 des films suscitant le plus d'envie parmi les 10 bandes-annonces les plus mémorisées da la semaine

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BoxOffice présente TrailerImpact en partenariat avec Vertigo, qui permet de révéler l'impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas. La enquêtes hebdomadaires sont réalisées auprès d’un échantillon de 100 000 individus aux USA et de 35 000 en France, représentatifs de la population de chacun des pays. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours d...

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 05/09/2018 au 11/09/2018

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