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VIDEO: RocketMan flamboyant Concert on the Croisette from Elton John... the full story for his fans

For your eyes and your ears....Ladies and gentlemen I give you ....Elton John the Rocketman who plays the piano and sings with Taron Egerton who plays Elton in the movie! enjoy the video. ! Elton John gave a private concert on the Croisette for a happy few gathered at Carlton Beach. The croisette was blocked, and heavy security in place for thisvery exclusive Cannes moment. Filmfestivals is happy to share these moments with our audience...     
There was great appreciation all along the panel today at the press conference for Dexter Fletcher's new Elton John biopic titled Rocketman. The film features upcoming stars Taron Egerton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden. Before the release of the film, many people made various assumptions about comparing its theme to that of Bohemian Rhapsody from last year. But today, director Dexter Fletcher and lead actor Taron Egerton praised the efforts and the production of the 2018 ...

The Cannes Film Festival is meant to be a platform to not only show movies to the public for the first time, but to enable the purchasing of film rights within the film market. Whether the films are documentaries shown in smaller theaters or those participating in competition, they have the chance to be purchased. The world of the festival and online viewing platforms have merged at this years festival with Amazon Studios acquiring the U.S. rights to Ladj Ly’s film “Les Misérables.” This film is in competition at this year’s festival and premiered Wednesday evening. Not only has Amazon shown interest in the film, Netflix has as well. This sale to Amazon marks a major milestone as it is the first on-site acquisition of a competition film. On top of this achievement, the film is in French, and is the first film by director Ladj Ly. This purchase could start a trend of both competition films and others being acquired by online streaming platforms in the future, whether that being somewhat during the remainder of the festival or during those to come. 

Pakistan is appearing at Cannes 2019…

Durj (THE CASKET) a film by Shamoon Abbasi, an Italian-born Pakistani filmmaker is making its way to Cannes. The film is wrapped in a mystery, and through this mystery it deals with a serious issue of cannibalism in Pakistan. 
The film is based on the true events of two brothers who were caught red-handed eating human flesh of dead people burried in the grave yard. They were arrested in 2011, only to be freed in 2013, due to the absence of any laws regarding the cannibalism – as this heinous crime was never heard in Pakistan. At Cannes Dodi Khan, the producer and actor will be present and exchange with other international filmmakers about the creative work of the new breed of Pakistani filmmakers of which they are an integral part. Shamoon is the son of a well-known TV writer, Zubair Abbasi, said Aslam Ansari, a paris-based documentary filmmaker who has known both Shamoon and Zubair Abbasi from the time when they lived in Rome. Udayyan Raathore from Rowdy Raathore Productions is also collaborating for promoting Durj. Udayyan is at Cannes with his debut feature, TWOSOME, an unusual story of two strangers who get suck with each other for an entire night – and share their tales as how one’s ambitions and the inherent uncertainty in movie business ruin the lives…

Two new features films from Summer Hills Films debut at Cannes

Meet us at Cannes.  Marina Club H-6  Summer Hill Films is a U.S. theatrical distributor and worldwide sales company with international and domestic appeal. Come See Us in Cannes! 13-21 May, 2019 – Booth: Marina Club/Riviera H6 Mobile: +1-623-476-9150 Meet Ted Chalmers in Cannes       Young Lance makes a new friend: a pin...

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The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in co-operation with the Municipality of Kandanos Selinou launches June 1-5

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival, June 1-5 The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in co-operation with the Municipality of Kandanos Selinou  launches June 1-5, 2019. FULL PROGRAM With over 350 film submissions resulting in 67 Officially Selected films from 19 countries, we are delighted to announce that many of our International and Greek filmmakers & directors have confirmed that they are travelling to Paleochora to participate in the Festival! Our an...


At a Glance - 5 Day Event at Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival: June 1 - 5, 2019

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival International & Greek Short Films in SW Crete At a Glance - 5 Day Event : June 1 - 5, 2019   FREE ENTRY - ALL EVENTS - ALL WELCOME     Saturday June 1 14:00 - 17:00  | Meet & Greet & registration Buffet, Finikas/Palm Tree, Sandy Beach 19:00 - 20:15 |  Opening Night - Live Music - Traditional Dancers - Town Hall (Outdoor) 20:30 - 22:15  | Opening Night Short Films & Director Q&A - Town Hall (O...

Guest speaker Bruno Chatelin interviewed on festival strategy

BRUNO CHATELIN - FILMFESTIVALS.COM PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FESTIVAL JUDGE 2019   Bruno Chatelin COO Interview by Eleni Oulani     Having created the online platform, aiming at promoting film festivals worldwide, you have seen the birth of many festivals around the world. Can you tell us a little bit about this experience? I started developing a strong interest for festivals in 1987 when I was ...

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Your Script Produced 
winner gets the film produced for 250 000$


Late Deadline June 15 

Introducing the first annual inaugural debut for “Your Script Produced!” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films.

The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Film script. Also, Sponsor will purchase the Grand Prize Winning TV script to fund the development, package and potentially produce the Grand Prize Winning TV script. Open to anyone 18 years old or older. No cap on income earned as a writer. Open to all non-union members.

Sponsor plans to launch development / pre-production to the Grand Prize winning film script in September 2019. $250,000.00 USD Production budget fully financed by our sponsor(s).

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CineMaTerre European Festival for Transition Films
Nov 21 -24, 2019

Deadline: 31 May 2019

Jointly launched by the European Institute of Ecology (IEE) in Metz and the Association  Ecrans des Mondes in Paris (AEM), CINEMATERRE, second edition of our festival in Metz, offers the audiences of the Eastern Euroregion, once a year, a collection of compelling films dealing with the ecological transition i.e; the relationships between Men, Society and Nature. A special emphasis will be given in this regard to the dialogue between different cultures and civilizations of our planet.
It will be an international competition of recent, meaningful films of all genres and formats: - creative documentaries, fiction, animation- -short, medium, long-. with a special category "Youtue", all having as common issue Environment, Nature and sustainable living together. The objectif: Inform, entertain, educate, move, inspire and, who knows, save the world! Pre-selected by a committee of scientists, filmmakers and citizens from the Euroregion - France - Germany - Belgium - Luxembourg, the films of the official competition will be appreciated by an international jury chaired by a renowned personality.
The entry will be free for young filmmakers.


40th Manaki Brothers Cinematographers International FilmFestival

September 14 to 21 September in Bitola, Macedonia


Now accepting submissions for the 40th edition of ICFF “Manaki Brothers” 

The International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS”, is the first and oldest international film festival dedicated to the creativity of cinematographers across the world. It started in 1979 at the initiative of one of the main founders-AFPM/the Association of Film Professionals of Macedonia (which also marks its 65 jubilee this year), and was co-organized with the host-city of Bitola and the Cinematheque of Macedonia, established in honor and inspired by the abundant photographic/cinematographic opus of the MANAKI brothers: Yanaki (1878-1954) and Milton (1880-1964), whose 135 birth anniversary is to be celebrated this year as well. Thus, naturally, the cornerstones of the future festival were laid, in the town at the foot of Pelister, the City of Consuls - Bitola, where the Manaki brothers had their photo-studio and cinema theater.

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Hollyweed Film Festival


Final deadline September 7, 2019

The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10 US Entry Fee

The Hollyweed Film Festival is proud to announce a a limited time low entry fee off of $10 US for short and longform films All Genres including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Animation, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film Noir, Flash, Health, History, Horror, Human Rights, Independent, Kids, LGBTI, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music Video’s, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Postmodern, Realism, Reality, Religion, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent movie, Social Issues, Spiritual, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War and Westerns. This is our first year and it's going to be a kool happening so check out

The HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL is an Online & Theatrical Festival that will be seen by Industry Professionals. 

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London, Nice, Madrid, Milan calling

15 Years of celebration, 4 GREAT FESTIVALS

We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 festivals, You can submit your film via Withoutabox, or enter direct at our web site

London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Feb 16th - 23rd 2019

Nice International Film Festival on the French Riviera just before the Cannes film festival. May 11th-18th 2019

Madrid International Film Festival

Milan World Cinema


Reykjavik International Film Festival

All submissions must have been completed after January 1st, 2018. RIFF will consider both international and Icelandic films, whether they are fiction films or documentaries, regardless of length or subject matter.

Must be at minimum Icelandic premieres (i.e. must not have been screened publicly in Iceland prior to the 2019 festival, including a broadcast version of any length).

Must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned.

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UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival
October 17 – 27, 2019

May 29, 2019 Late Deadline


We are delighted to announce the 22nd UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As one of the oldest solely documentary film festivals in the US, UNAFF was founded by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic and has grown and earned the respect of audiences and filmmakers alike for its fearless independence and integrity. In addition to providing early outlets for films, many of which later went on to win major awards and accolades, UNAFF prides itself in creating a community forum with year-round programs for discovery and dialogue about different cultures, issues and solutions.It was founded by

The 22nd UNAFF will be held from October 17-27, 2019 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco.

This year’s theme SCALES OF JUSTICE continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing the fight for justice and exploring possible paths emanating from it into the future.

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Meet Doval Bacall Festival Founder Your Script Produced

Fireside chat withthe founder of the competition Your Script Produced where he tells audience how and why he created this festival, a premiere on the market. Doval was visiting the Worldfest Houston film festival realizing both competititions shared the same values and desire to promote independent filmmakers.      ... will hold the annual Wine Tasting for Festival Directors Reception May 22

WINE_0.jpg returns May 22 with its traditional annual reception for festival organizers in Cannes. Wine tasting with wines from France and from all these beautiful places in the world where festivals take place. Special thanks to our friends from Estonia for hosting the festivities at their Pavilion. RSVP for festival directors.     ...
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Sharkwater Extinction moving screening in Cannes with Rob s parents

The size of a smaller theater at the Cannes film festival doesn’t affect the impact that a film can have on its audience. Sharkwater Extinction is a documentary detailing the shark fishing industry and the effects it has had on shark populations. The film was started by documentarian and conservationist Rob Stewart, who tragically died during filming essentially giving his life to spread awareness of this issue, and was finished by the Rob Stewart Foundation in collaboration with his f...

De De Pyaar De, Review: Differential calculus

De De Pyaar De, Review: Differential calculus Some films begin on a positive note, start developing into potential winners, and then squander it all away, with inane, inept, insane, insipid, inchoate, infeasible, indifferent, inexcusable, incongruous and inconsequential writing. Most likely inspired by a play, American or Indianised, or a Hollywood romantic comedy, De De Pyaar De (Give Me, Give Me Your Love) begins with a newish take on the age-old plank of Daddy Long Legs (1955) and Lamhe (1...
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First Annual French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Form Film Content Announces Jury

Cloud21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( are pleased to announce the preliminary judges panel for the first annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that will be held on May 18 and 19, 2019 in Cannes, France at Eden Hôtel & Spa (   The jury for the inaugural festival includes:   Lena Basse, journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press Michael Benaroya, founder,...

Your Script Produced partners with Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival kicks off today May 2 and runs till May 10, 2019 at select cinemas in the Los Angeles area.  The festival will present a card presenting Your Script Produced ahead of each screening. Further discussions are beeing held to extend partnership. A key highlight of the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month activities, the Festival is produced by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific ...

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Better Wold Forum returns to Cannes with The Ocean Impact Day May 18

  “In the age of technology, the multiplication of social networks and the apogee of the virtual, which makes us lose sight of the true meaning of life, it is essential to refocus on our values and to make them live through our actions.​ Humanists must incarnate their values and inspire our actions to regain that balance and the harmony that is increasingly maltreated on this planet.​ I created the Better World Forum because I am firmly convince...

Congratulations 2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition WINNERS

        What's new, BlueCat?    Congratulations 2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition WINNERS!!!   As always, there's a new writer discussion for you to join on Facebook, and more screenplays for ...


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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"...  


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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".  


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Dave Grusin Not Enough Time Documentary feature by Barbara Bentree

USA, 84 min, 2019 I  Trailer I Ask for a screener

Millions of people know the music of Dave Grusin (The Graduate, Three days of the Condor, Reds, Heaven can wait, The Champ, The fabulous Baker Boys, Havana, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Firm...) but may not know his name. Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time documents his journey from Colorado cowboy to Oscar and Grammy winning composer. 

The documentary, directed by Barbara Bentree and produced by John Rangelwill include interviews with many friends and collaborators such as Quincy Jones, Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller, Nathan Barr and Michael Keaton, besides Dave Grusin himself, who is strongly involved in the development of the documentary.

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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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Raised On Rock The Burnette Family Legacy


Coming April 2019  "RAISED ON ROCK - The Burnette Family Legacy" will be premiering at Film Festivals throughout 2018 before being released for worldwide distribution

Director - Sally Steele

Sally Steele is on a mission to reunite the legendary battling Burnette family- a family United by Blood-Divided by Fame. The filmmaker travels across the United States interviewing special guests while learning the amazing rock history of Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette and The Rock and Roll Trio who influenced Elvis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many others, on her quest to bring Rocky and Billy Burnette and the members of the family together for one final dramatic and exciting performance at the end of the film, trying to heal the rift that rocked the world and tore a family apart echoing down a generation to the family “Raised On Rock“.

The film exists in two versions Long Short (60) and Short Documentary (40)

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

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

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”. 

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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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

Sharkwater Extinction first peek

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.

Sharkwater: Extinction 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.


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


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

Jeff Bridges was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at the 2019 Golden Awards Ceremony


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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

over 40 festival wins so far

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

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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 ...

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Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

With contributions from Abbé Jean-Luc Maroy, Alex Deleon, Bruno Chatelin

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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

Les films qui ont une densité spirituelle évidente mettent souvent en scène le voyage, l’itinéraire initiatique, mais aussi la souffrance qu’implique de quitter sa terre, ses racines, son pays, son existence. On se rend compte, avec Les raisins de la colère que la modernité a constitué le terreau indispensable de la modernité liquide (Zygmunt Baumann). Le film est en effet réalisé en 1940, bien avant que la phi...

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Cinéma de la Plage, le Festival de Cannes sous les étoiles (en principe)

En parallèle des projections, rencontres et événements de la Sélection officielle qui se tiennent au Palais des Festivals, le Festival de Cannes se réinvente à la nuit tombée et transforme la plage Macé de la Croisette en salle de cinéma à ciel ouvert. En accès libre, ce rendez-vous cinéphile et festif ouvert au public et aux festivaliers convoque grands classiques, films cultes ou récents, invit&e...

Le 72e Festival de Cannes en chiffres

Le Festival de Cannes communique ses chiffres et informe, suite à la signature de la charte 5050x2020, sur ses engagements en matière de parité.   ...

Rithy Panh, président du Jury de la Caméra d’or

Découvert par le Festival en 1994 avec son premier film de fiction, Les Gens de la rizière, c’est le réalisateur cambodgien Rithy Panh qui présidera cette année le Jury de la Caméra d’or.  Entouré de professionnels du cinéma, il récompensera l’une des 22 premières œuvres présentées en Sélection officielle, à la Quinzaine des réalisateurs e...

Les Rendez-vous de Cannes 2019 de Delon à Stallone, NWR et ZZ

La leçon de Cinéma change d appellation, et se démultiplie : 4 Rendez Vous cette année, on va se régaler.       ...

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