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FESTIVALS IN FOCUS  

Is it a boy, a girl ? No it's a book ! whatever... its divine

ALEX DELEON OUR FESTIVAL CORRESPONDENT PUBLISHED ANOTHER BOOK ON HIS FESTIVAL JOURNEYS.

DO NOT MISS IT

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Alex Deleon has a great news to share: the birth of his latest book, a fest traveller's odyssey Witty and ferocious, extremely well documented ...take a walk on the wild side...and enjoy the experience and the learning from Alex Deleon a man with many hats and a festival head. ! Bruno Chatelin Filmfestivals.com  Contact Publisher, Sam Sloan by email.  samsloan@gmail.com   Table of Contents   1975 to 1980 First Festival, San Francisco 1975, 1 ... 
 

 

Locarno Pro presents the new U30 project

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Locarno Pro is set to launch a new project that will give voice to the new generation of film professionals, listening to their opinions on the challenges posed by current changes in the industry. Named U30, the project will involve 24 participants, all aged under 30, recruited from Locarno Industry Academy International initiatives around the world. They will meet up during the Locarno Film Festival for an exchange of views and ideas on the theme The Audience of the Future. Loc...
 

 

18th Sacramento French Film Festival closes this weekend

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   2019 Poster created by Dane Henas Design 18th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL June 21-30, 2019 "THE REGION'S PREMIER FILM EVENT" Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee       After a fabulous first weekend,...
 

 

Opening concert at 54th Karlovy Vary IFF

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  Friday 28 June in front of the Hotel Thermal, 10:45pm This year, our traditional opening night concert and fireworks for the general public will present the immortal hits of the Beatles. At CNSO and Beatles Night, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis, will perform the legendary band’s most famous songs, such as “She Loves You”, “Yesterday”, and many others. The opening concert is being organized by the Karlovy Var...
 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES International Animation Filmfestival

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You can now submit your films for the international competition of TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES 2020. The 17th festival edition will take place from March 11 - 15 in Vienna. The Submission is free of charge and will close on October 4, 2019. We are looking forward to subversive, powerful and expressive animations with a unique visual style! We are looking forward to your entries in the following categories: International competition (animated shorts finished after January 1st, 2018) ...
 

 

Spain in the spotlight of the Film Fest Gent festival

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  FOR ITS 46TH EDITION, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 8 TO 18 OCTOBER, FILM FEST GENT IS BRINGING THE SPANISH CINEMATOGRAPHIC SPHERE TO GHENT, TRADiTIONALLY WITH MUCH EMPHASIS ON SOUNDTRACKS. ACTRESS ROSSY DE PALMA, THE MUSE OF ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SPANISH DIRECTORS - PEDRO ALMODOVAR - IS THE FACE OF THE CAMPAIGN. A HUNDRED OR SO DAYS PRIOR TO THE OPENING, FILM FEST GENT WILL DISCLOSE THE FIRST FILM TITLES AND OTHER NEW NAMES WILL BE REVEALED FOR VIDEODROOM, IN COL...
 

 

VERTIFILMS PRAGUE 2019

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Vertical films festival VERTIFILMS PRAGUE 2019 Do you create films or videos in vertical format? We will be opening submissions for our festival, deadline will be on October 10th, 2019.  Festival is on October 23rd in Convent of St. Agnes in Prague, Czech republic.  For more info, go to www.vertifilms.com or facebook.com/vertifilms     ...
 

 

Rome Film Fest to spread across the city: MACRO Museum to join the event and host the new sections “Duel” and “Word/Image”

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  Today, the Artistic Director Antonio Monda, in agreement with Laura Delli Colli, head of Fondazione Cinema per Roma, and Francesca Via, General Manager, announced several sneak previews of the fourteenth Rome Film Fest, which will take place from October 17th to 27th 2019 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, and will extend, as usual, to several other locations and cultural entities in the Italian capital. Antonio Monda is assisted in his work by the Selection Committee, wh...
 

 

Film Program for the 15th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is Online

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  This year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 16th to the 20th of July in Ljutomer and Ormož, Slovenia, will treat genre cinema lovers with no less than 35 feature films, 13 documentaries and 33 short films from 35 countries.   This year's guests of honour are director Sam Firstenberg, the absolute legend of 80s action cinema, and actress Christina Lindberg, one of the most remarkable icons of 70s exploitation cinema. At th...
 

 

Call For Entries: 8th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-19

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Call For Entries: 8th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-19 Short Films, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animations & Ads Entry Deadline: 06 July 2019 Visit: http://miniboxoffice.com/kolkatashortsinternationalfilmfestival Submit Online: https://filmfreeway.com/kolkatashortsinternationalfilmfestival   ...
 

 

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

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June 29 FINAL DEADLINE

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).

Submit more screenplays, Save more on your submission fees! Save 25% when you submit 2 scripts: 30% when you submit 3 scripts and 35% off when you submit 4 scripts

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Fantasporto 40
February 28 -March 7

Deadline  November 1st, 2019

Deadlines for Entries for 2020 anniversary edition are November 1st (fantasy shorts) and December 1st (Final Call 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 40th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.

 

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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

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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 https://hollyweedfilmfestival.com/

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

www.filmfestinternational.com/submit

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

Email:info@filmfestinternational.com

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Reykjavik International Film Festival
26.09.-6.10.2019

Final Deadline July 7, 2019

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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The panel of judges of the European Documentary Competition of the 10-th Odesa International Film Festival

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The films of the European Documentary Competition at the 10-th anniversary OIFF will be rated by Bill Guttentag (USA), director, scriptwriter, producer, Sonia Kronlund (France), director, radio producer, Daria Bassel (Ukraine), producer and Program Coordinator of Docudays UA, producer Bill Guttentag is a scriptwriter, producer and director. An American documentarian, two-time Oscar winner, the first one was for a short documentary film You Don't Have to Die (1988) and in 2002, he h...
 

Jocelyne Saab's Retrospective from DOCLISBOA

 
Doclisboa - International Film Festival will hold an outdoor screening on Cinemateca Portuguesa's rooftop terrace on Friday July 26 at 10.30 p.m., as an announcement and preview of the festival’s two major retrospectives this October. Jocelyne Saab's LETTRE DE BEYROUTH will be screened as a prelude to one of the largest ever retrospectives of the filmmaker’s work. Lew Hohmann's PAULE IN CONCERT will be screened in the context of the forthcoming retrospective Rise and Fa...
 

Composers of “Mary Shelley”, “28 Days Later…” and “Woman at War” at SoundTrack_Cologne 16- “Music in Film” Day

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SoundTrack_Cologne announces the first speakers for their theme day “Music for Film” on August 30th, 2019: Amelia Warner (“Mary Shelley”), John Murphy (“28 Days Later…”) and Davíð Þór Jónsson (“Woman at War”). Amelia Warner is a British neo-classical composer, who made her debut as a film composer 2016 with the feature film Mum’s List. The score for her second film Mary Shelley, which premiered at Toro...
 

Pardo alla carriera 2019 to Fredi M. Murer

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Locarno 72 will pay tribute to Fredi M. Murer with the Festival’s Pardo alla carriera. The Swiss director, screenwriter, photographer and graphic artist will be a guest in Piazza Grande on Thursday 15 August. The tribute to the Swiss master will be accompanied by screenings of some of the landmark titles from his more than forty years of friendship with the Festival: Grauzone (1979), Wir Bergler in den Bergen sind eigentlich nicht schuld, dass wir da sind ...
 

 

Lili Hinstin named new Artistic Director of the Locarno Festival, to replace Carlo Chatrian

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Lili Hinstin will be the new Artistic director of the Locarno Festival, replacing Carlo Chatrian who is leaving Locarno to take over the artistic direction of the Berlinale. Hinstin will take up her appointment from December 1st 2018, while already devoting part of her time to the preparation of the next edition of the Locarno Festival, assisted by the teams of both the Chief Operating Officer and the Artistic Direction, together with the staff of the President’s Offi...
 

Italian Stories Panel + Lunch 6/25

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  Steven Gaydos: Senior Editor and Executive VP of Content, Variety - Stefania Auci: The Florios – Sicily’s Lions Saga from Harper Collins On Tuesday, June 25th 2019 the Italian companies SIAE and Istituto Luce Cinecittà, hosted a pane...
 

 

Meet the juries from the 54th Karlovy Vary Festival

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INTERNATIONAL JURIES: GRAND JURY Štěpán Hulík Czech screenwriter and author. He debuted as a writer of screenplays in 2013 with the three-part HBO miniseries Burning Bush (Hořící keř), directed by Agnieszka Holland, which recounts the events following student Jan Palach’s self-immolation in 1969. His second screenwriting effort came in 2016 with the original, eight-part miniseries Wasteland (Pustina) directed by Ivan Zachariáš...
 
 

Julianne Moore, Bart Freundlich and other guest stars at KVIFF 2019

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​ Julianne Moore, actress Bart Freundlich, director 28.6. 2019 from 4pm – Thermal Will greet audiences upon arriving at the red carpet in front of the Hotel Thermal. During the evening, Moore will be presented with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema.  Moore and Freundlich will be joined by actor Billy Crudup to present the film After the Wedding. 29.6. 2019 9:30pm – Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich will ...
 
 

Lee Broda AOF / HDIFF Producer of the Year

 
AOF Life Panel Information   The AOF 2019 Life Panel includes  Dr. Susan Stafford, Entrepreneur Maggie Cook, Innovator Dr. Robert Goldman and the Amazing Lee Broda; Poet and Producer. &...
 

 

The NFIFF is looking for enthusiastic creative minded individuals to help build the NFIFF into a World-Class Festival.

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  Looking for Executive Assistant for the next 12 weeks (now through Sept. 23, 2019 for NFIFF 2019 events.   SEND BIO/RESUME TO bcowell@thebnff.com               The job consists of...immediate placement from now and for the next 12 weeks to be my Executive Assistant and liason to our festival activities, which would include doing followups, setting up sponsor meetin...
 

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Posible: Cast and crew

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Matthew Taylor: Director, Writer, Director of photography, Editor Michelle Taylor: Producer   CAST Jeff Koons Key Cast “Interviewee”   Joseph Kosuth Key Cast “Interviewee”   Edward Ruscha Key Cast “Interviewee”   Marina Abramovic Key Cast “Interviewee”   Larry Bell Key Cast “Interviewee”   Carolee Schneeman Key Cast &ldq...
 
 

Matthew Taylor: filmography

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Matthew makes art. Ride to Live Matthew makes film. Live to Ride SHORT FILM DEMO I The Creepy Line I Trailer Contact Me Matth...
 

 

32nd intl. children filmfest in Iran names new managers

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Secretary of 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Alireza Tabesh, has appointed new managers of the upcoming festival. Habib Eilbeigi has been appointed as secretary and manager of third edition of Iran Youth Filmmaking Olympiad, Raed Farid Zadeh as International Manager, Mohsen Dalili as Public Relations and International Manager, Iraj Taqipour as Artistic Manager, Simon Simonian as Head of Public Relations and Ezatollah Alizadeh as Logistic Manager of Technical Disp...

Geoff Macnaughton appointed TIFF's new Director of Industry

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Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF, today announced the appointment of Geoff Macnaughton to Director of Industry. Macnaughton will oversee the organization’s industry programming and talent development initiatives, as well as industry-related sales and services. He will continue to act as Lead Programmer of Primetime, the Toronto International Film Festival’s programme highlighting the best in international television series.

Macnaughton has been with the organization for 12 years, as a Senior Manager on both the Industry and Festival Programming teams. His balance of artistic vision and business acumen has allowed him to build strong and strategic relationships with partners, including distributors, sales agents, producers, and promotional agencies, both local and international.

“Geoff worked his way up on TIFF’s Industry team, winning the trust of buyers, sellers and creators as he helped grow our reach and impact every year,” said Cameron Bailey. “He brings a wealth of experience to his new position as Director of Industry, and recently adding Festival programming to his portfolio has expanded his expertise and network. We’re looking forward to delivering the very best in Industry services, sales and programming under Geoff’s new leadership.”

“I am extremely excited for this opportunity to help shape what TIFF offers to the local and international industry,” said Macnaughton. “The film and television landscape is constantly changing, and it’s important for us to be mindful of these developments in order to provide meaningful business, talent development, and networking opportunities for all.”

Macnaughton will begin his new post immediately, reporting to Bailey, and will work closely with the Festival Programming Team on transition plans. 
 

Telluride Film Festival Announces 2019 Guest Director Pico Iyer

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Telluride Film Festival (TFF), presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce its 2019 Guest Director, Pico Iyer. The celebrated author is set to select a series of films to present at the 46th Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend, August 30 through September 2, 2019.   Festival organizers annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation of the Festival’s program lineup. The Guest Director serves as a ke... 
 
 

The Judges of YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED Competition get ready to read your scripts

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  Doval Bacall (Sponsor, Financier, Producer) Doval Bacall grew up in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan. His ocean sized appetite for learning, and burning desire to succeed motivated him to educate himself and learn the foundation and skills necessary to become a successful writer/producer. He believes that you can never think of yourself as a master of any trade or skill, as it stands in the way of improving yourself. Always thinking like a beginner to be able to continue learning, ...
 
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Winners announced for spring 2019 SFFILM Rainin Grants

 
$200,000 in Grants Awarded to Seven Narrative Feature Projects in Various Stages of Production ...
 

ICFF 2019 ...and the winners are...

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NICOLA PIOVANI Lifetime Achievement Award   The 2019 ICFF Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Oscar-winning composer Nicola Piovani for his outstanding contributions to film. Piovani is responsible for more than 150 film scores, including the soundtrack to Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful/La vita &egr...
 

Bill Murray to receive the Roma CinemaFest Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Wes Anderson

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Bill Murray in Cannes The American cult actor will also take part in a masterclass with the public, hosted by Wes Anderson   The official selection to include Pavarotti by Ron Howard: the Academy Award-winning director to present his film and attend an onstage conversation   Close Encounters also to feature French filmmakers Olivier Assayas and Bertrand Tavernier, and American writer Bret Easton Ellis   The 2019 retrospectives to be dedicated to German master Max Ophü...
 
 
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A sneak-preview on the second edition of FIPADOC

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ON THE ROAD TO FIPADOC 2020! Six months before FIPADOC raises the curtain on its second edition, a sneak-preview! From 21 – 26 January 2020, come and discover outstanding documentary works in every format from around the globe, in Biarritz in the heart of Basque country! FIPADOC is 6 days of screening exceptional works from around the world – as well as meet-and-greets and Q-and-As with the people who made them – for professionals and public alike, in exceptional...
 

Locarno 72 unveils Black Light Retrospective line-up

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Featured titles will be announced today for the Black Light Retrospective, bringing to the Gran Rex theater an unprecedented overview of Black film in the 20th century. Piazza Grande will pay its own homage to the Retrospective with a Prefestival screening on Tuesday 6 August of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) presenting the restored copy on the occasion of the...
 

Shane Brennan’s Scripted Ink Sets up Hollywood base + Screenwriter platform Showcase launches in US

 
Australia’s best screenwriters are on their way to LA as part of the US launch of Showcase on Monday 24 June 2019 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood; bringing the best of Australian screenwriting to the US film and television industry.   Showcase is a unique all-Australian online platform of peer-reviewed, high-potential project ideas from a mix of Australia’s most successful screenwriters and emerging talent. Showcase launched in Australia in 2017 and since then over a dozen pro...
 

Article 15, Review: Beatings, gang-rapes, murder and other factual fiction

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Article 15, Review: Beatings, gang-rapes, murder and other factual fiction Part III, Fundamental Rights, Rights to Equity, Article 15, of the Indian Constitution, declares that, ‘The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them.’ It further proclaims that citizens too shall not discriminate against each other on these bases, and specifies the areas with regard to which there cannot be any discriminati...
 
 

“Dames At Sea" is a great opportunity to to see a good old fashioned story that still rings true today

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Marissa Mayer (l.), Chuck McLane, Katie Franqueira, Ruben Bravo, Jennifer Knox               Photographer: Gina Long     “Dames At Sea" is a terrifically entertaining musical that is now playing at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. A great  opportunity to see a good old fashioned story that still rings true today. The musical was originally taken from a short sketch, based on Warner Bros. “Gold Diggers” movies wit...
 

Summer of 69' Palm Springs Art Museum Free Film Series | Penelope Spheeris and WORD IS OUT | Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 PM

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Celebrating worldwide pride and the 50th anniversary of The Stonewall Riots       ...
 
 
 

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Posible: Synospis

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What is art? This was the question posed by the father of conceptualism, Marcel Duchamp, when he put a urinal in an art show in 1917. Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible unpacks the paradigm shift of art in the 20th century by Duchamp’s radical and enigmatic works that challenged the status quo and unlocked unlimited potential for the generations that followed him. Thanks to Duchamp, art would never again be the same. The film highlights the singul...
 

BZN International Film Festival and San Luis Obispo selections for The Creepy Line

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The Creepy Line ready to please the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

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    July 17 – 20, 2019 Anthem Libertarian Film Festival presents the year's best films about personal and civil liberty. We seek narrative films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, entrepreneurship, individual rights, and the power of persuasion over force. And we love shorts. Why should you choose Anthem? Most film festivals struggle to attract an audience to watch their movies. But that's not a problem at Anthem, where filmmakers often screen ...
 
 

The Traitor by Marco Bellocchio closed Valletta Film Festival in MALTA

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VALLETTA FILM FESTIVAL 2019 The Closing Film   The Traitor Directed by Marco Bellocchio - Italy, France, Germany, Brazil - 2019 In the early 1980’s, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home in Italy, scores are being settled, and Buscetta’s allies ...
 

"Pooling" to play Canaltown Moving Movie Festival!

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"Pooling", written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, has been accepted to Canaltown's Moving Movie Festival in Honesdale, PA, USA for June 22nd, 2019. The films selected will play in several different venues around town between 4p-10p. "Pooling" features the breakdancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An ori...
 

 

 

Who Says Don’t Be Shia, He’s Awesome in Peanut Butter Falcon

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent All of us hoping the best for Shia LaBeouf are about to be rewarded. Say what you will about his bag-over-the-head former anti-fame performance art campaigns, Shia remains a bare knuckle talent on the screen. And you’ll see it for yourself on Aug. 9, when he stars with Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen in THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON, a movie about doing crazy shit and making it up as you go along. Or you can go by the official descr...

  

Quendrith Johnson our LA based correspondent had her own film premiere in LA this week

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  Hatsheptsut film poster Who is Hatshepsut? Long before it was common to see a woman rule – there was Hatshepsut.  The Ancient Egyptian Female Pharaoh who reigned over a prosperous Egypt and expanded trade for her country.  Like all Palace intrigues, Hatshepsut had her scandals and rivalries.  She married her half-brother and became Queen, but later in life her own stepson tried to destroy her legacy.  Hatshepsut is often depicted as a man and may h...
 
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Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.
 

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Out of Sight , Out of Mind by Brian Follmer

123 minutes USA 2019 Trailer

Travis's tight social group of friends and lovers splits apart when his childhood friend, O'Brien becomes severely mentally ill. Now alone, the characters go their separate ways: Travis helps crowd-fund a socialist revolution in Mexico, O'Brien succumbs to mania and becomes a satirical Youtube celebrity, Kate seeks stability in online dating, and Lox embarks on his first indie rock tour. Their lives continue to cross paths and reconnect through the internet.

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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

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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  - filmfestivals.com 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

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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.

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 

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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 

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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 ...
 

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

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

French English

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

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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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Grande retrospective du travail photo de Jerry Schatzberg

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Jerry Schatzberg et Olivier Lorquin, commissaire de l exposition au musée de Chamarande.   Photos Bruno Chatelin Off Grand Concourse Jerry Schatzberg Rétrospective Du 27 mai au 1er septembre 2019 Domaine Départemental de Chamarande (91)  Frank Zappa 1967 - Tirage argentique - 46 x 46 cm  ©Jerry Schatzberg   ... 

 

NIFFF 2019 : une nouvelle présidence pour le NIFFF à l’aube de son édition anniversaire

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La nouvelle présidente du NIFFF : Nathalie Randin Dès la fin de l’édition, la présidence sera assurée par la journaliste indépendante Nathalie Randin, à la fois journaliste radio, TV et animatrice de débats. Forte d’une expérience dans les médias de 30 ans, cette journaliste confirmée a collaboré au cœur de la Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) en tant que correspondante au Palais Fédéral pendant 10 ans ainsi que d...
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 19/06/2019 au 25/06/2019

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Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 25 juin 2019

 

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Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma.   ...
 

Dédicace du Roman Kill Jean à L'Ecume des Pages

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  August 29, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 P   L'Ecume des Pages 174 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France   Show Map by Alain Mamou Mani Antoine Lass...
 

G. Evin et F. Bagnaud revisitent la filmographie de Brigitte Bardot dans un beau livre à paraître en septembre, à l'occasion de s

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BARDOT: Guillaume Evin, avec la collaboration de François Bagnaud; Préface d'Alain Delon     Brigitte Bardot est définitivement notre plus grande star. Sans doute notre seul mythe féminin contemporain.   Bombardée sex symbol au milieu des années 1950, la Française la plus célèbre de son temps a conquis le monde. Et son rayonnement, hors de nos frontières, perdure avec éclat.   Ici, BB c...
 

Grande retrospective du travail photo de Jerry Schatzberg

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  Jerry Schatzberg et Olivier Lorquin, commissaire de l exposition au musée de Chamarande.   Photos Bruno Chatelin Off Grand Concourse Jerry Schatzberg Rétrospective Du 27 mai au 1er septembre 2019 Domaine Départemental de Chamarande (91)  Frank Zappa 1967 - Tirage argentique - 46 x 46 cm  ©Jerry Schatzberg   ...
 

Pariscience: Dernier délai pour s incrire des vidéos de vulgarisation scientifique

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  Pariscience - 15e édition Du 14 au 18 octobre et du 25 au 30 octobre 2019 PLUS QUE 3 JOURS POUR INSCRIRE VOTRE VIDÉO ! APPEL À VIDÉOS - E-TOILES DE SCIENCE       ...
 
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