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Venice Production Bridge announces programs

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The VPB continues, as it has done over previous editions, to focus in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their development and production.  The VPB comprises the Venice Gap - Financing Market, the workshop Final Cut in Venice, the Book Adaptation Rights Market, the European Film Forum, Networking Sessions and Panels, as well as an Exhibition Area,...
 

Events at the 48th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC)

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  TWO ESSENTIAL HAPPENINGS AT THE 48TH FNC KOMPROMAT IN NORTH-AMERICAN PREMIERE & THE ALL ALIEN NIGHT OUT!  More festive than ever, the 48th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) will offer free musical, event-driven and varied programming every evening, at the headquarter: the UQAM's Agora Hydro-Québec. This year, we are seing big! Our regu...
 

10th Anniversary Odesa International Film Festival wrapped

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      The Conclusions of the 10th Anniversary Odesa International Film Festival The 10th Odesa International Film Festival, held from July 12 to July 20 makes the conclusions This year, 1110 films from 40 countries from three continents were submitted to participate in the 10th anniversary OIFF. 12 films participated in the International Competition competed for the Grand Prix, 5 feature and 10 short films attended the Nationa...
 

SoundTrack_Cologne 16: the entire festival programme is now online

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You can find the entire conference programme of SoundTrack_Cologne 16 >here and the film programme SEE THE SOUND >here.   Reality Check: special lectures, workshops and discussions at SoundTrack_Cologne 16 Will artificial intelligence programs replace composers in the future? These and other topics will be presented in six special lectures and workshops within the frame of the Reality Check section at SoundTrack_Cologne. Killing Eve music supervisor Catherine Grieves and Leaving ...
 

SVMA Announces a Sunnier, Starrier date for Arrangiarsi al Fresco

 
  Dinner and a Movie at Muscardini Cellars A Benefit Event for Sonoma Valley Museum of Art   Sunday, August 25 at 7pm   Join us at sunset, for the rescheduled event, Sunday, August 25 for a magical evening enjoying film, wine, pizza—all things Italia—and the art of living, when Sonoma Valley Museum of Art presents a picnic and special screening of the film Arrangiarsi, under the stars at Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood. Our special guests are Matteo Tronc...
 

KFC UNVEILS 2019 JURY FOR THE SECOND EDITION OF THE “MY KENYA MY STORY” MOBILE PHONE FILM COMPETITION

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The Kenya Film Commission has unveiled a jury of experts for the second edition of the “My Kenya My Story” mobile phone film competition. This is a competition for short Kenyan films shot exclusively using mobile phones. This year’s edition is themed “Mental Health and Wellness”. By close of submission on 19th July 2019, the competitio...
 
 

Highlights from 72nd Locarno Film Festival - Day Two

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Presentation new Solothurner Filmtage Artistic Director: Anita Hugi photo: © Samuel Golay / Locarno Film Festival       Premio Raimondo Rezzonico - Kompizen Film photo: © Samuel Golay / Locarno Film Festival     Press meeting Federal Office of Culture   photo: © Samuel Golay / Locarno Film Festival   ...
 
 

The 15th Hollyshorts Film Festival Opening Night

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Tonight the 15th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival will open at TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Hollyshorts is an Academy Award qualifying film festival for the short film category. Watch out for "The Trap" directed and written by Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) and "Stucco" by Janina Gavankar and  Russo Schelling, starring Debra Messing For more information checkout today's schedule and tickets ...
 

Locarno set to start tomorrow with 50 short films and 29 features

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Starting tomorrow, around 200,000 cinema-goers, more than 1,100 journalists, and 3,200 professionals will converge on the small Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, which becomes the world capital of cinema.  Since its inception 65 years ago, Locarno has become recognized as one of the leading international festivals for auteur cinema, and this year’s line-up looks likely to reaffirm the event’s stellar position. Four competitions –– Concorso Internazionale, Concorso Cin...
 

Call for entries: Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

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The Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival is an inclusive event celebrating diversity in independent film, spotlighting stories of women and the many different cultures around the world. The values of Southern California reflect the diversity of gender, gender identity, and the many different cultures that reside within our region. And independent film has been the driver of change in the Hollywood mainstream, at times influencing and re-shaping the norms of studio and network content...
 

The 3rd Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival

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Now in its third season, the Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival is now accepting submissions of feature films, short films, and documentaries in the crime and horror subgenres. From heist movies and mobsters to slashers and the undead, crime and horror has been a staple of film throughout the history of the medium. Today, independent films in these genres continue to be excellent ways for up and coming filmmakers to hone and demonstrate their mastery of the craft. With screenings in t...
 

 

Academy® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival Announces 2019 Official Selections with 400+ shorts

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HOLLYSHORTS ANNOUNCES 400+ FILMS TO SCREEN IN OSCAR®-QUALIFYING COMPETITION FOR 15TH ANNIVERSARY Over 6,000 submissions and 80 countries later, HollyShorts announces their most competitive year ever. The Oscar®-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival saw a record 6,000 submissions from over 80 countries for their 15th anniversary. The organizers are thrilled to announce that over 400 films from 30 different countries will compete for this year’s top prizes during the fes...

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Artemis Women in Action Film Festival 
April 23 – 26, 2020

 
August 15, 2019 : Regular deadline 

October 31, 2019 : Late deadline

November 30, 2019: Final deadline

Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Qualifiers

Submit all narrative, animated, documentary FILMS and SCRIPTS featuring women either starring or co-starring as a physical action character or agent of social change.
We celebrate women in kick ass roles.

Submit all MUSIC in any genre that is a film score, composition, song, or theme song created by female composers, female led bands, and female solo artists.
Artemis’ Women Powered Music sponsored by Bella Composers!

Submission Categories.

FILMS – 40 minutes or longer
SHORTS – up to 40 minutes
SCRIPTS, Features (70-120 pgs) & Pilots (45-60 pgs)
MUSIC in all genres, up to 10 minutes. Music FAQ’s.

 

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2020 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival TICFF
March 27 – April 5, 2020 

September 6, 2019 Final Deadline

ntries can be either submitted via FilmFreeway (recommended) or Online Registration Form. Should you have any enquiries pertaining to the call for entry, please contact:ticff.ptsoffice@gmail.com

 

Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) is a biennial event founded by Public Television Service (PTS) in 2004. It is the first film and television festival in Asia dedicated entirely to children at the age of 4-12.

The 9th edition of TICFF is scheduled for April 2020 in Taipei. We are calling for entries for the international competition section with a cash prize of US$25,000 in total for extraordinary productions of dramas, animations and TV/Web programs.

Submissions to competition will also be considered as candidates for our official selection. As the oldest and biggest children’s film festival in Taiwan, TICFF has established a reputation in film selection. Many films screened in TICFF later got invited by other children’s festivals in Taiwan, or approached by Taiwanese distributors and educators. So this could be a great opportunity for your films to get exposure in Taiwan!

 

We also welcome submissions to our non-competitive sections, including documentaries and “Kids as Directors” productions. “Kids as Directors Workshop” is a project for young filmmakers in Taiwan to take the lead and create their own works with assistance from professionals. Their works will be screened during the festival along with productions made by international young filmmakers.

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Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
(April 21-25, 2020) 

May 31st to September 27th  2019 Early Bird Deadline   

The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival his now one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine. 
The MBIFF 14 Film Festival broke records in deals negotiated. Several new projects have also found their funding during the event.  
Our judging panel includes judges from all walks of life because it is important to have a broad spectrum of perspectives.  
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by politics. 
The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology. 

 

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NEW YORK CITY Independent Film Festival

May 10 – 17, 2020

Early Bird Deadline August 31 

November 30, 2019 Regular Deadline I December 31, 2019
Late DeadlineJanuary 31, 2020 Extended Deadline

 

NYC Indie Film Fest is a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation.

All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers May 10 - May 17, 2020.

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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 will celebrate its 70th jubilee next 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 140th birth anniversary is to be celebrated next 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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SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2020
March 18-22, 2020

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FESTIVAL DATES for the 7th edition:  - Cinema Village, 22 E 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 Submissions for the 2020 Edition re-open May 22 - 2019 PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION, THE RULES, and THE TERMS thoroughly before completing your submission. SRFF does NOT waive entry fees. In some exceptional cases discount codes are offered. SRFF believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees sh...

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EFP and the ACC Announce the First Arab Critics' Award for European Films

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Photo of Sonja Heinen / Photo of Maher Diab / Photo of Alaa Karkouti EFP (European Film Promotion) has started to discover the Arab World and is now partnering with the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) to launch an Arab Critics' Award for European Films dedicated toEuropean cinema. A jury of 30 of the most prominent and influential Arab film critics, put together by ACC, will select the best European film out of nominations by the European national film institutions - EFP'...
 

Robby Amar joins Vision Films

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Ambitious Los Angeles-based Vision Films has hired Robby Amar as vice-president of international sales and acquisitions following the departure of Adam Wright to Voltage Pictures. Amar, who is fluent in English, Spanish and French, brings more than 15 years of experience in sales and acquisitions, and most recently served as vice-president of acquisitions and co-productions at Red Apollo Group (whose credits include First Kill starring Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen)...
 

Shia LaBeouf Wrote HONEY BOY & It's Incredible Folks

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sometimes a film stands on its own merits, as is the case with the screenplay for HONEY BOY, written by and starring Shia LaBoeuf (TRANSFORMERS). Watch and learn what it is to be the bread-winner golden child, and the price a kid pays when he pays his parents to stay in the picture. Jackie Coogan is giving a standing ovation somewhere in the Hollywood firmament. Released by Amazon Studios, HONEY BOY will roll out Nov. 8, and begin its Osca...
 

David Rubin elected new President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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David Rubin has just been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The following were also elected by the Board of Governors: • 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 and Outreach Committee) • Mark Johnson, Treasurer (c...
 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind : Cast and Crew

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Cast Zander..Blake Adams Vivian..Katie Booth O'Brien..Brian Follmer Lox..Geordie Kieffer Travis..Adam Leotta Octavio..Jose Martin Gavino..Tiburcio Nac Sammi..Julianna Pirillo Kate..Katie Singleton Paige..Oonagh Tunney Music Journalist..Martin Pobutsky Record Label President..Eric Roberts Drew..Anthony Gros Freddy..Phillip Andre Botello Christian..Cole Carter Jordan..DeOtis Tole Blake..Joshua Krumbein Obilobe Fans..Ale...
 

To Hell With Stunt Casting, Remember Gary Kent Stunt Man & DANGER GOD

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There’s something in the smog, in the air that is, in Hollywood, whereby stunt men and women are getting their due. Take Gary Kent, for example, one of the derring-dudes which inspired Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD character Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt. If you could blow it up, Kent could ride, fly, stroll, or shimmy through it. As a young boy, director Joe O’Connell was paying attention. So, today, Au...
 
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Taika Waititi to receive TIFF Ebert Director Award at Tribute Gala

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Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi will be honoured with the TIFF Ebert Director Award at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes and honours a distinguished filmmaker for their outstanding contribution to cinema. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, duri...
 

Best British Shortlist announced for Iris Prize 2019

 
  ·        Pinewood Studios Group continue to offer the £20,000 award for Best British LGBT+ short film ·         “There is a sense of unease through some of the films this year, whether through honest depictions of coming out as transgender in modern Britain or a look back to the past which feels all too familiar.” ·         A document...
 

28th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival Winners Announced

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“Gutterbug” wins Jury Award for Best Narrative Drama & Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature; “Banana Split” wins Jury Award for Best Narrative Comedy; and “Runner” wins Best of the Fest Audience Award   WOODS HOLE, MA–The Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands and one of the top fifty film festivals in the world worth the entry fee for five years running according to M...
 

2019 Jackson Wild Media Awards

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  2019 Finalists Announced! Congratulations to this incredible lineup of finalists! This year's submissions included over 1,000 category entries - a record number - competing for more than 30 awards. We are deeply grateful to our more than 250 int...
 
 

TAIKA WAITITI TO RECEIVE TIFF EBERT DIRECTOR AWARD ATTRIBUTE GALA

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Photo by Gage Skidmore TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced thatAcademy Award–nominated New Zealand filmmaker ​Taika Waititi​ will be honoured with theTIFF Ebert Director Award​ at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The awardrecognizes and honours a distinguished filmmaker for their outstanding contribution to cinema.Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International...
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Jabariya Jodi, Review: Scaring, paring and pairing

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Jabariya Jodi, Review: Scaring, paring and pairing Imagine a country where dowry demands are the bane. Imagine a state in that country where the demands of families of educated and gainfully employed men of marriageable age range in the region of one to ten million bucks. Now imagine a gang that kidnaps such extortionist grooms and marries them off to the hapless women, at gunpoint, after giving them the treatment. Jodi, literally, means a ‘pair’ or ‘couple’, in Urdu a...
 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Review: Adorable Dora, the explora

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Review: Adorable Dora, the explora Dora is shown first as a six-year old, living in the forest with her explorer parents, and then as a sixteen year-old, studying in high school. That is highly appropriate, because Dora and the Lost City of Gold has something for all those who are in the age-group of 6-16, and some more for the older folks, who have seen 17 or more summers. The film is largely driven by the actress playing Dora, who is simply scintillating. TV...
 

Khandaani Shafakhana, Review: Familial Clinic, Unfamiliar picnic

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Khandaani Shafakhana, Review: Familial Clinic, Unfamiliar picnic A title like that would suggest a medical practice that has been in the business for generations and garnered a formidable reputation of efficacy in treatment. Khandaani Shafakhana (Urdu for Familial Clinic) is not about any such practice. The subject is sex, in general, and the distressing conditions of erectile dysfunction and lack of libido in particular. Okay, so they have a misleading title. You could overlook this fact if ...
 
 

Chase--No Mercy to Crime, Review: Robbing trains for electoral gains

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Chase--No Mercy to Crime, Review: Robbing trains for electoral gains A taut crime thriller in the making, Chase: No Mercy to Crime proceeds at a languorous pace that is quickened only by some rapid cuts and jerky pans. It is based on true events that spanned two Indian states, and the criminals-police chase crossed into Nepal and Thailand too. But, unless the thrills are present and confined to the first few scenes, which I missed due to awful road traffic, the film ends up being a routine cr...
 
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Final Cut in Venice 2019 - 6 Selected Projects

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The Venice Production Bridge welcomes the 6 selected teams and their projects to the 7th edition of Final Cut In Venice,  the project that has been providing since 2013 concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Final Cut in Venice is one of the projects launched by the Venice Production Bridge of the Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by L...
 

Toronto International Film Festival announces film selections

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TIFF DISCOVERY PROGRAMME UNVEILS DEBUTS FROM CAPTIVATING NEW VOICES SPANNING THE GLOBE   Includes World Premieres from Hinde Boujemaa, Oren Gerner, Antoneta Kastrati, Filippo Meneghetti, Mahnaz Mohammadi, Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, and María Paz González among others   Download ...
 
 

The World Premiere of the Sarah Gavron's ROCKS powerful third feature is set to launch the TIFF competitive section

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  The Toronto International Film Festival announced today that the World Premiere of Rocks, director Sarah Gavron’s intimate, honest, and precise third feature, will open the 2019 Platform programme. The follow-up to her earlier Suffragette and Brick Lane stars Bukky Bakray in a career-launching role as Rocks, a teenager who suddenly finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother. “Rocks brilliantly reimagines the coming-of-age n...
 
 

Feature documentary David Foster: Off the Record set for World Premiere at TIFF

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Courtesy of TIFF   Download Full Release   TORONTO — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced the new documentary David Foster: Off the Record will have its World Premiere at TIFF. The film’s premiere will be followed with a special tribute to David Foster at the TIFF Tribute Gala.  With his latest film, award-win...
 

Netflix psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes starts principal photography and announces cast

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  Principal photography has begun on Behind Her Eyes, the 6 part psychological thriller for launch on Netflix in 2020, shooting in Scotland and London. From the team behind The Crown and adapted from Sarah Pinborough’s best-selling novel of the same name, Behind Her Eyes is created for television and written by Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal, Narcos, The Punisher) and stars Simona Brown (The Night Manager, The Little Drummer Girl), Eve Hewson (The Knick, Robin Hood), Tom Bateman (Vanit...
 
 

 

 

World premiere for Myanmar film at Locarno

 
LOCARNO ~ The Burmese short film “Pyar Pyar Nyo Yaung Maing Ta-lei-lei”  (Cobalt Blue) gets its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival today. Directed by Aung Phyoe, and with a running time of 27 minutes,  the film is entered in the Pardi di Domani (Leopards of Tomorrow) section, one of four sections at this year’s festival.   The Pardi di Domani competition screens shorts and medium-length films by worldwide independent filmmakers or film schoo...
 

Two new films complete the 76th Venice Film Festival line-up

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The world-premiere films by Nate Parker and by Graeme A. Scott & Buddy Squires set to enter the Sconfini section. Two new films in their world premiere screenings, American Skin by American director, actor, screenwriter and producer Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) and Beyond the Beach: The Hell and the Hope, a documentary about the work of the NGO, 'Emergency', the debut as a director of English film producer Graeme A. Scott and American cinematographer Buddy Squires, compl...
 

International premiere of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman to close 63rd BFI London Film Festival

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The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Irishman (2019) - Credit: Courtesy of Netflix The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that The Irishman will be this year’s Closing Night Gala, which is directed by one of the true giants of cinema Martin Scorsese and starring Academy Award wi...
 

Call for entries: Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

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The Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival is an inclusive event celebrating diversity in independent film, spotlighting stories of women and the many different cultures around the world. The values of Southern California reflect the diversity of gender, gender identity, and the many different cultures that reside within our region. And independent film has been the driver of change in the Hollywood mainstream, at times influencing and re-shaping the norms of studio and network content...
 

The 3rd Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival

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Now in its third season, the Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival is now accepting submissions of feature films, short films, and documentaries in the crime and horror subgenres. From heist movies and mobsters to slashers and the undead, crime and horror has been a staple of film throughout the history of the medium. Today, independent films in these genres continue to be excellent ways for up and coming filmmakers to hone and demonstrate their mastery of the craft. With screenings in t...
 
 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind : Revealed at Rotterdam Fest, hot on the festival circuit

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The film Out of Sight, Out of mind by Brian Follmer premiered at Rotterdam film festival and has entered the best for fest line up of films curated by Bruno Chatelin, former distributoir head of Sony and Fox  and co founder of filmfestivals.com An eye for quality, a massive experience on the fest circuit. And your guide for best for fests follow up. ...
 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind : The EPK

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  Out of Sight, Out of Mind a film by Brian Follmer   United States, Mexico 123 Minutes, color, English, Spanish with English subtitles Produced by Brian Follmer, Adam Leotta, Blake Adams, Asiel Norton   Synopsis Travis Porter's tight 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...
 

Mehdi Qorbanpour: Varesh Int'l Filmfest a Reason for Being Together

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  Mansour Jahani - Mehdi Qorbanpour, the Secretary of the 9th Varesh International Film Festival, said this cinematic gathering is a means of gathering together. Addressing a press conference, Qorbanpour said during the last six months all media and news agencies helped us carry on. "Holding a cinematic event in the northern province of Mazandaran is favorable", he said, adding that, “From the beginning we believed that Varesh was a festival for Caspian Sea countries an...
 

The Milkmaid Movie is entering the festival circuit

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The Milkmaid Movie: Every once in a while there comes a movie that can help define an event, a time or a movement. A movie can at times provide engagement and awareness to a real situation that would have not been otherwise possible. The milkmaid movie seeks to bring attention to the devastating effects of insurgency on humanity, especially women and particularly young girls. It will give insight to the issues that make insurgency and its aftermath deeply troubling and complex. ...
 

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FRANK, EARNEST WITH0 MERCY Short film by Jarrod Dean Australia 2019 - 14 minutes

Frank, Earnest with Mercy is a stylish, sexually charged comedy set in beautiful Naples. Two friends have an important mission to complete when a Southern Italian girlfriend in a bedroom stands in the way.

How far does one go for friendship, for business, for love ?

 

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June 2019, Australia 14 minutes  short film by Jarrod Dean

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Marcel 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

Out of Sight, Out of Mind is a satire about mental illness in the 21st century. It is an exploration of the way mental illness manifests itself through the internet, the way society rewards the mentally ill for their entertainment value on Youtube or Facebook, and the way society's only answer to this problem is institutionalization and dangerous medication. At its heart, the film is a coming of age story about the characters Travis and O'Brien as they struggle with their mental and emotional issues. The film is shot in a hyper-realistic style, echoing the work of John Cassavetes, Terrence Malick, and the biting satirical edge of Jonathan Franzen. The film is based on a true story and was first discovered at Rotrterdam festival.

 

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

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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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MOVIES THAT MATTER

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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Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas

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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.   ...
 

Le Festival du court métrage d'humour de Meudon se déroulera du 2 au 6 octobre 2019

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« FESTIVAL DU COURT METRAGE  D'HUMOUR DE MEUDON » Du 2 au 6 octobre 2019 Centre d’art et de culture 15 bd des Nations Unis 92190 Meudo Le Festival du court métrage d'humour de Meudon se déroulera du 2 au 6 octobre 2019   Depuis 30 ans, le festival défend le court métrage et permet de découvrir de jeunes réalisateurs et des comédiens tal...
 

Le Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix s'annonce

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Embarquez-vous pour la 19ème édition du Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix. Du 21 au 25 août. Retrouvez tout le programme sur le site du Festival :  www.filminsulaire.com/ "Qu'est-ce qui rend les îles et leurs habitants si singuliers ? Voilà ce que le festival cherche à appréhender depuis ses débuts." Avec cette 19eme édition, le festival aborde pour la première fois le co...
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