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Bruno Chatelin to speak at Film Festivals Days: Film Festivals’ organizers gathering this fall in Pula, Croatia

There are hundreds of film festivals in the world, several are created each month, and the ones dedicated to short formats are thriving.
But, will there be a market space for them all if their goals in creative programming and marketing, brand and growth strategy are not well defined?
This year’s conference will be divided in 5 areas of study: audience development; heritage and community; visual communication and branding; new technologies; management of creative teams.
It will be held in Pula, Croatia, taking advantage of the country's beautiful and relaxing landscape at Hotel Park Plaza Histria. The organizers prepared great accommodation deals and tourist activities to make this industry event an exceptional experience.
Film Festivals Days wants to provide actionable concepts and tools developed by specialists to train attendees to develop their festivals with a much more accurate knowledge about the industry landscape and give them a complete skillset... FIND OUT MORE


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VIDEO: Locarno 72 Thank You and Goodbye

    The Best of Locarno72   The Locarno Film Festival is a show and like every show it needs an audience...

VIDEO Slideshow from the awards ceremony: emotions in motion!

Photo credits Locarno Fest Slideshow by Bruno Chatelin ...

VIDEO : Vitalina Varela, Locarno best actress, in tears, expressing her gratitude

Few words can describe the life of Vitalina Varela (pictured with Pedro Costa credit Locarno Festival), her journey, her wait. Few words can comment on our chat with her, interrupted by a violent emotion that was too strong to hold in, inside a body and a heart that only one person could recount: her. Vitalina won best actress and the film VITALINA VARELA (by Pedro Costa, Portugal) received the Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard), Grand Prize of the City of Locarno   ...

The first edition of Locarno Fest under Artistic Director Lili Hinstin has drawn to a close

The 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival wrapped this past week end.  © Locarno Film Festival     Yesterday, Saturday 17 August, saw the final awards ceremony of the 72nd Locarno Film Festival as the 2019 event drew to a close – the eagerly awaited first edition with Lili Hinstin as Artistic Director. The winner of the Prix du Public UBS was also announced last night in Piazza Grande, wi...

The complete retro of the films of John Waters was an outstanding highlight


In a year with unusually rich programming the complete retro of the films of John Waters was an outstanding highlight -- Pink Flamingos and all the rest.  It was more than high time for Waters, the foremost American cinema satirist of the XXc. to finally gain recognition at a major film festival.  Locarno is highly to be congratulated for having the savvy to take the initiative. Let it be noted that Waters' brand of humor in a jugular vein is deeply rooted in an American slang tradition which may not be readily comprehensible in translation. It was not even comprehensible to many strait laced middle class Americans who failed to see the satire aimed at their own shallowness and took refuge in labeling his films as trash.  If this be trash, then make the most of it!

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

Alex Deleon has a great news to share: the birth of his latest book, a fest traveller's odyssey... "Witty, bold and ferocious, extremely well documented ...take a walk on the wild side of festivals...and enjoy the experience and the learning from Alex Deleon: a man with many hats and a festival head. !" Bruno Chatelin  Contact Publisher, Sam Sloan by email. book reference: The ISBN number is 4-87187-051-0 ... 

Open Doors Award Ceremony

photo: © Samuel Golay / Locarno Film Festival The Open Doors Grant, totalling CHF 50,000, co-financed by the Swiss film production fund Visions Sud Est – with the backing of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – and the City of Bellinzona, goes to Autobiography by Makbul Mubarak (Indonesia/Singapore). the prizewinners of the international coproduction platform Open Doors Hub and the producers training workshop Open D...

The 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival closes this evening with the award winners

© Locarno Film Festival   The 2019 edition, the first under the artistic direction of Lili Hinstin, ended successfully and awarded the Pardo d'oro to VITALINA VARELA by Pedro Costa. It’s no easy task to single out one moment to encapsulate and tell the story of eleven days of the Festival. Locarno72 brought 246 films and 432 screenings. There was the tenderness of Fredi M. Murer and the true grit of Hilary Swank, the understanding between SONG Kang-ho...

LOCARNO 2019 | Régis Myrupu wins the Leopard for Best Actor for The Fever & The Fever gets the FIPRESCI Award

            The Fever, by Maya Da-Rin, won the Best Actor Award for Regis Myrupu at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival. THE FEVER was also awarded by the Independent Juries with the FIPRESCI Award (International Federation of Film Societies) and the Special prize environment and quality of life of the Junior Jury. The film will now have its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.   The Fever is produced by the Brazilia...


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Director Lucrecia Martel President of the International Jury of the Venezia 76 Competition

Lucrecia Martel_© Eugenio Fernández Abril3     Director Lucrecia Martel (Zama, La mujer sin cabeza) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 76th Venice International Film Festival (August 28 - September 7, 2019), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards.   The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, who confirmed the recommendation ... 


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International Thai FIlm Festival 2019 (14-15.Sept.2019)

International Thai Film Festival 2019 is coming! (14-15.09.2019) ITFF2019 will be hold on the 14th-15th of Septermber 2019 at the amazing Ultra Arena of SHOW DC Bangkok, Thailand. For more info, visit: Get Your Ticket to secure your entry and to pick your seat today at: To be up-to-date with ITFF, please like / follow our Facebook

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International Thai Film Festival 2019 - is coming! (14-15.Sept.2019)

International Thai Film Festival 2019 is coming! (14-15.09.2019) ITFF2019 will be hold on the 14th-15th of Septermber 2019 at the amazing Ultra Arena of SHOW DC Bangkok, Thailand. For more info, visit: Get Your Ticket to secure your entry and pick your seat today at: To be up-to-date with ITFF, please like / follow our Facebook page: ITFF is an international film eve...

30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival Announces Competition Lineup

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced the Closing Night Film, the Centerpiece Film, and the feature and short film competition lineup for the 30th annual, Oscar®-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), which will take place from October 16th through October 23rd in venues across the city. The lineup is live at and festival passes are on Early-Bird Sale until August 29th. The New Orleans Film Festival is turning 30 this year and New Orleans shines ever...

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Jan-Ole Gerster opens Oldenburg International Film Festival for the second time, with Corinna Harfouch starring as »Lara«

Jan-Ole Gerster‘s breakout debut »A Coffee in Berlin« was the Opening Night film of the Oldenburg International Film Festival in 2012 – garnering him his first Best Film Award as it swept all awards, including Tom Schilling for Best Actor. He returns with his follow-up »Lara«, which will open this year’s festival. It’s been seven years since the atmospheric, black-and-white indie film »A Coffee in Berlin« created quite ...

ANIMAZE - Montreal International Animation Film Festival - leMIAFF preparing 5th edition

The Animaze Festival invites the media to their annual press conference TODAY at 11am at ESMA - Excentris for the launch of the 2019 edition of the festival which will take place from August 29th to September 1st.   During this press conference, Ms. Laurie Gordon will unveil the festival's programming as well as the names of special guests and jury members. Animaze will also unveil its official poster 2019.   Animaze has two locations for animation shows day and night. One, i...

"Raindance means Raindance" angry

Awaiting photos from Raindance Press Office for the matinal Launch in the largest cinema in the VUE Complex off  London's Leicester Square (beloved of Stanley Kubrick as the former Warners West End) and of the evening reception in Mayfair for the 2019 "icon" , the double Queen and multiple Best Actress award-winning barefooted Olivia Colman.     Textes a suivre selon arrivage des photos.   PHILLIP BERGSON              &nbs...

“Beyond Borders” Castellorizo Festival: a Celebration of cinema and culture for the 4th consecutive year on the edge of the Aege

The 4th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo is here one more time with the aim of “bringing the world to Castellorizo and taking Castellorizo to the world”! From August 25 to September 1st, “Beyond Borders” is going to make Castellorizo once again a meeting point for the best history and social documentary filmmakers, and for people of the arts and letters from Greece and the world. The competition this year includes 25 forei...

6th Kids Kino International Film Festival comes with a new brand name

6th Kids Kino International Film Festival/ pl: 6. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy Kino Dzieci/, operating until now under the name: The Kids Film Festival will be held from 21-29 September 2019. The format of Kids Kino IFF remains the same. We will present films from around the world: shorts, features, animations, live action, documentaries and TV series to kids from 4-12 years of age. The festival takes place in 20 cities at the same time, screening films from the main competition. Warsaw...


THIRD TIME - Futbolero World Film Festival is going through its 5th Edition, which will be held in Bogotá, Tunja, Medellín and Suacha from May 1 to July 12, 2020. That is why it opens the World Football Cinema Call in three categories: Long Pass (Feature Films), Short and Foot (Short Films) and Special Selection. Closed on January 1, 2020, you can check all the information and send your football movies on Filmfreeway platforms

Technology Meets Creativity – 11th Annual New Media Film Festival®

  11th Annual New Media Film Festival® This year’s New Media Film Festival® has been and gone, and organisers are now calling for submissions in next year’s blockbuster event! Call for Entries! June 3rd and 4th 2020 at The Landmark, 10850 W. Pico Blvd.  Los Angeles, California, USA; 2020 celebrates the 11th successful year of the New Media Film Festival®.  To be held on the 3rd and 4th of June 2020 at The Landmark in Los Angeles, the award-wini...

The Oldenburg International Film Festival honors Burkhard Driest with a Tribute

The Oldenburg International Film Festival honors author, filmmaker and actor Burkhard Driest and is looking forward to an exceptional artist whose body of work was comprised of cinematic twists and turns Burkhard Driest is a hedonistic jack-of-all-trades: »One can study law during the day, but at night go over to the other side to learn all about it, too. One does not have to limit oneself to the ex-istence of a dour juror.« May 1965, at the age of 26, he ro...


Last Call for Entries in 14th Cyprus International Film Festival

Last Call for Film Entries in 14th Cyprus International Film Festival. Use the discount code  INVITECYIFF20 Good Luck! CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ...

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

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


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


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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SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2020
March 18-22, 2020

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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  Jon (Left) and Howard Ford (Right) both are protégés and filmmakers from the BEST FOR FESTS FAMILY By Greg Day first published in Horror Channel will be launching their massive 13-night FrightFest Season with the UK TV premiere of THE DEAD 2.   Howard: Well it’s a surprise, but a lovely one! Until I was asked to do this interview, I had no clue The Dead 2 had even been picked up by Horror Channel! But yes, I&r...
On its way to the 11th edition – From September 16 to 22!     Festival Stop Motion Montreal is proud to present Marie Valade and Dominique Côté as the new co-directors of the event. With their experience, respectively as coordinator and programmer of the Festival, they take over from Érik Goulet and enthusiastically prepare the 11th edition which will take place from September 16 to 22, 2019.   During ten years at the helm of the Festival, foun...
Tribute evening in her presence on September 13th, followed by the French premiere of Benedict Andrews’ Seberg. She’s not even 30 years old, but already has a 20-year career behind her. Her unpredictable and stimulating filmography, from a globally-celebrated franchise to the most rigorous auteur cinema, traces a singular path through contemporary American film. We are thrilled to present a Deauville Talent Award to Kristen Stewart. &...

Troma President Lloyd Kaufman will be Honored at Tampa Bay Screams Con

Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and legendary interpretive dancer, will be honored at Tampa Bay Screams Con on August 23rd-25th at the Ramada by Wyndham in Tampa, Florida with FAN-Toxic special guests and the Florida PREMIERE of Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol. 2!       Troma Entertainment will also be having the FLORIDA PREMIERE o...

The Academy’s 2019 new members

ACTORS   ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE Suicide Squad Trumbo     YARELI ARIZMENDI A Day Without a Mexican Like Water for Chocolate   ...

The Academy announced its newly elected 2019–20 Board of Governors

THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2019–20 BOARD OF GOVERNORS   VICE PRESIDENT - NANCY UTLEY Ms. Utley is Chairman of Fox Searchlight Pictures, where she jointly manages all aspects of the company, including production, acquisitions, marketing, and distribution. Ms. Utley is a governor of the Marketing and Public Relations Branch. TREASURER - MARK JOHNSON Mr. Johnson received a Best Picture Oscar for "Rain Man" and a ...

David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

DAVID RUBIN ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT    Also elected to officer positions by the Board:David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 6) by the organization’s 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 ...

Norwegian Josefine Frida Rising Star at TIFF

Josefine Frida is the first Norwegian Rising Star at the Toronto International Film Festival. Photo: Asger Mortensen.       First Norwegian Rising Star in Toronto Josefine Frida, currently best known as Noora in Skam, is, through her role in Disco, the first Norwegian actor to be invited to TIFF’s Rising Stars program, and in 2019 the only European Rising Stars. ...

Tim Roth to Receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award

In recognition of his exceptional contribution to the art of film, Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award will be given out to British actor Tim Roth. The Award Ceremony will be held at 20:30 on 20th August, at Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema. Before that, Roth will make a Red Carpet appereance with Photo Call. He will also hold a Masterclass on the same day, at 18:00 at Meeting Point Cinema.   Born in London, now residing in Los Angeles, Tim Roth has made a career out of portraying u...

Keynote Conversation with Ricky Gervais - VIDEO - Variety TV Summit

By Frederic Codet
Ricky Gervais is speaking to Henry Chu, International Editor, Variety Ricky Gervais was at the Variety TV Summit in London and shared his thoughts with us (on his show "After Life, on working with Netflix, on his creative process) Here is our coverage of the keynote:  
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Costa-Gavras to be honored at the 67th San Sebastian Festival

Costa-Gavras, a French filmmaker of Greek origin, will receive the second Donostia Award at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival which, with this distinction, applauds the militant cinema of the author of movies including Z, Missing and Capital, with which he competed for the Golden Shell in 2012. The filmmaker will coll...

Awards presented at the 47th Norwegian International Film Festival

Guro Brusgaard received the Eurimages Lab Award. Photo: Grethe Nygaard   Tonight, we annouced the winners of eight awards during our closing ceremony of The 47th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.   The Norwegian Film Critics’ Award  The jury awarded the Norwegian Film Critics’ Award to Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire. The jury’s verdict: This is a work, which excels in its audio-visual storytelling. Channelled ...

European Film Promotion and the Arab Cinema Center Announce the First Arab Critics' Award for European Films

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 to European 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's member organisations. The award will be announced at the Cairo International Film...

Cybill Shepherd to receive The Star of The Valley Award on August 23rd

    CYBILL SHEPHERD ANNOUNCED AS STAR OF THE VALLEY AWARD HONOREE FOR ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BY THE VALLEY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE The Valley Economic Alliance in celebration of its 25th Anniversary announced award-winning Actress, Musician, Author, Producer, and Model&nbs...
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> INDIA in focus with Siraj Syed   


Angel Has Fallen, Review: Dad’s Bad, Banning’s Mad, Jennings’s Glad

Angel Has Fallen, Review: Dad’s Bad, Banning’s Mad, Jennings’s Glad Angel here is the guardian angel of the President of the United States of America, and fallen refers to his being critically wounded and, allegedly, falling from grace. So much for ethereal and angelic interpretations of the title. Now, the subject: it is a run-of-the-mill ‘cop injured in attempt to murder a VVIP that kills all others except him, falsely accused of attempted murder, discredited, arrest...

Crawl, Review: Alligator…will it get her?

Crawl, Review: Alligator…will it get her? If you were to consider making a film about a creature that has equally or more lethal Jaws than sharks, you would have little problem coming up with the alligator. In fact, it is a more dangerous and slimy looking being than the shark. An alligator’s jaw exerts 1,342 kg of pressure, giving it the most powerful bite ever recorded in a living animal. It can swim at 32.18km/hr, faster than the Olympic record. And the fact that it is an amph...

Yomeddine, Review: Disability or this ability?

Yomeddine, Review: Disability or this ability? Unlikely companions embark on an impossible journey, to trace their roots, hundreds of miles away, on a donkey cart, with little money and barest of supplies. Both, the journey and the destination, hold many surprises for the two, some pleasant, some very unpleasant. On the way, they offer you a tribute to the indomitable human spirit, but also make you realise that in a society of regulars and normals, the irregular and abnormal cannot find thei..
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Woody Allen to open Deauville 45

A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK by Woody Allen will open the 45 th edition of the Deauville Festival. The films stars Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber. The plans of college sweethearts, Gatsby and Ashleigh, for a romantic weekend together in New York City are dashed as quickly as the sunlight turns into showers. The two are soon parted, and each has a series of chance meetings and comical adventures while on their own&...


“No Time To Die” the 25th James Bond Film, Ready for It?

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent 

ames Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the official title of the 25th James Bond adventure, No Time To Die.

The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall), Cary Joji Fukunaga, Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve, Fleabag) No Time To Die is currently in production.

The film will be released globally from April 3, 2020 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S on April 8, from MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner. No Time To Die also stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah with Jeffrey Wright and Ralph Fiennes.In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help...

Remember HER, Well She’s Back Sorta in JEXI from HANGOVER Writers

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
Remember Scarlett Johansson was HER (2013) in the Joaquin Phoenix nerd-love starrer written by director Spike Jonze? Well this is not HER, but JEXI, directed by BAD MOMS team pals Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, from CBS Films and Entertainment One. The release date is set for October.  Meanwhile, it has a great cast, indicated by Wanda Skyes, and Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Justin Hartley, Kid Cudi, Michael Peña, plus the always fantastic Rose Byr...

ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 GmbH Brings Its Media Operation into the Future with Dalet

  Austria’s top private broadcaster selects Dalet Galaxy five to power multi-platform production and distribution workflow efficiency across three channels   Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has signed a deal with Austrian private broadcaster group ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 to fully revamp their media operation with the agile Dalet Galaxy five Media Asset Management (MAM), Workflow Orchestratio...

First win for Dave Grusin doc at Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)

We received a FirstPlace Award at the RIFF L to R: George Marshall - Festival Director Shawn Quirk - Festival Programmer Barbara Bentree - Director / Producer Marlyn Mason - Actor Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) proudly announced the Award Winners for its 37th Anniversary Celebration of Flickers, on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The Annual Awards Ceremony was held at The Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum in downtown Providence, RI. This year’s Festi...

Dave Grusin Not enough time team reuniting with Jeff Bridges at Bozeman Film Celebration

Beautiful Bozeman, Montana held the Second Annual BZN International Film Festival, June 11-14, 2020. A four-day event celebrating independent filmmaking, creative expression, and emerging and established voices. The BZN International Film Festival showcases films that educate, encourage and inspire audiences to get involved and take action to protect our planet. Over 70 films screened at various theaters throughout downtown Bozeman, Montana, complemented by a rich slate of Q & A sessions...

Behind the Scenes at Netflix’s The Last Czars: Intriguing Vilnius Locations and Community Cooperation Provide Exceptional Movie

  The Courtyard of the Church and Monastery of the Holy Trinity Being able to provide the backdrop for film productions depicting various periods, Vilnius and its ready-made cinema infrastructure continue to attract major titles The Last Czars, a Netflix mini-series portraying the fall of the last Romanovs, the dynasty that ruled Russia for 300 years, premiered earlier this summer. Next to displaying the dramatic ending of the three-century-old imperial family, the show attracts its...

Revolution wins a Special Mention at World Wildlife Day Oceans

  The World Wildlife Day: Living Oceans Film Showcase was a true media competition with each entry being judged on specific criteria related to the film only.     In light of Rob's dedication and sacrifice, the judges chose to recognize the program Revolution as an Honorable Mention.  WINNERS ANNOUNCED   ...

63rd BFI London Film Festival American Express Gala is European Premiere of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s American Express Gala will be Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce Knives Out, written and directed by Rian Johnson, and starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Colette, Katherine Langford and Christopher Plummer, will be this year’s American Expre...

Martin Scorsese' THE IRISHMAN will close The London Fest

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 winners Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The Festival is delighted to be bringing the work of this iconic filmmaker to the UK for its International Premiere on Sunday 13th October in London, with Martin Sc...


  HawkMedia Studios has had a film screened at a Rome Italy art exhibition, has had 54 films screened by 25 film festivals throughout the world and has 120+ credits on IMDb. There will be a screening of six of HawkMedia Studio's short films at the Cheshire Library on Thursday August 29, 2019 at 6 pm*. There is no admission fee and this is an adult program due to some bad language. The films include: 1 - SHADOWS ON NEW SNOW AND WIND IN THE OLD OAK TREE – shown at Rome Italy art...

Animaze 2019 curating animated film around the globe + talent!

Spice Frontier playing at Animaze Montreal International Animation Festival August 29 - Sept 1 2019 Montreal Canada. Animaze festival has been curating animation all over the world non stop. From Moscow International Film Festival to Guadalajara to Yerevan, festivals and  embassies are seeking the expertise of Laurie Gordon Animaze director. New cutting edge indie animated shorts are what catches Gordon's attention Authentic groundreaking films and genres are alwa...

Fourteen short films will compete in Nest Film Students, which has seen its submissions increase by 22% in a year

The Argentine director Martín Rejtman will chair the jury at the XVIII edition of the international film students meeting, to run from September 23 to 27 The XVIII edition of Nest Film Students, the international film students meeting to take place in the framework of the San Sebastian Festival’s 67th edi...

Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’ to open the San Sebastian Festival

Starring Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska, the film is a remake of ‘Silent Heart’ (2014), the drama by Denmark’s Bille August, which also compete  for the Golden Shell Roger Michell (Pretoria, South Africa, 1956), a filmmaker settled in the United Kingdom, started out in cinema with films like My Night with Reg (1997) and Titanic Town (1998), although his first major success was Notting Hill (1999), a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant...

"Pooling" to play London with Portobello Film Festival!

"Pooling" will play with 2019 Oscar-winner "Skin" at the Portobello Film Festival in London, UK on September 2nd from 6-10:30p, at Muse, 269 Portobello Road. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., "Pooling" features the breakdancing/choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros, the animation of Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation and the cinematography/editing/vfx of Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original...

Simon Foster reviews Sharkwater Extinction

SHARKWATER EXTINCTION  Screening at 2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL on Saturday July 20 at 8.45pm. Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★   In the wake of activist filmmaker Rob Stewart’s 2006 film Sharkwater, affective and discernible change to the global trade in shark fin meat and industrial fishing practices was implemented; it became one of the most high-profile and impactful advocacy documenta...

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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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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.


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


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

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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 


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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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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Woody Allen en ouverture de Deauville Olivier Assayas en clôture de la 45 édition

La 45e édition du festival du film de Deauville se tiendra du 6 au 15 septembre 2019  Les films de la Compétition officielle: - Bull d’Annie Silverstein – 1° film - Ham on Rye de Tyler Taormina – 1° film - Judy and punch de Mirrah Foulkes - Knives and Skin de Jennifer Reeder – 2° film   - Mickey and the bear d’Annabelle Attanasio – ...

Le Festival Animaze dévoile sa programmation ce vendredi

Le Festival Animaze convie les médias à sa conférence de presse annuelle le 22 Aout à 11h à ESMA l'excentris, pour le lancement de l’édition 2019 du festival qui aura lieu du 29 août au 1er septembre.    Au cours de cet évènement, Laurie Gordon dévoilera la programmation du festival ainsi que les noms des invités spéciaux et des personnes composant le jury. Animaze présentera é...


Sandrine Bonnaire, Présidente du Jury du 30e Dinard Film Festival

DINARD FILM FESTIVAL 30E ÉDITION ÉVÉNEMENT DU 25 AU 29 SEPTEMBRE 2019 Picture by Gianmarco Chieregato Une nouvelle fois, le Dinard Film Festival a l'honneur d’accueillir une grande professionnelle du cinéma pour présider son Jury 2019. Actrice, réalisatrice et scénariste, immense figure du cinéma français, Sandrine...

La 6ème édition du Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule dévoile son affiche !

Voici l'affiche du 6ème Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule qui aura lieu du 6 au 11 novembre prochain. Nous avons tous en mémoire un film ou une scène précise, qui nous a ému parfois aux larmes. C'est ce sentiment universel et universellement traité sur grand écran, "L'Amour", qui sera le thème du 6ème Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule. A cette occasion, Chris...

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 20 Août

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.  ...

ECRAN VERT 10ème édition du festival du film eco-citoyen en Charente Maritime

Les vacances sont bien finies pour certains, c'est bientôt la rentrée, et Ecran Vert et son équipe s'est remise au travail. A vrai dire elle n'a jamais Complètement arrêté, le rythme estival était juste un peu alangui. L'agenda des projections a connu quelques changements, ici et là. Le film d'ouverture à la Belle du Gabut le lundi 23 septembre à 20h30 sera «Plogoff mon amour, mémoire d'...

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