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Venice VR Review - "Bonfire" by Eric Darnell and "Passenger" Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine

Passenger - Photo Courtesy of Film Camp Aliens of a feather
by Anna Reeves
Two virtual realty experiences that are particularly well realised at Venice this year are "Bonfire" by Eric Darnell at Baobab Studios in the States and "Passenger" by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine from Australia. They are polar opposites in that one utilises high-end animation with powerful A.I. and the other feels handmade from fingers and glue, yet both leave you with an overriding sense of&...

Facts and Figures from the 4th Venice Production Bridge



The 4th Venice Production Bridge - the Festival film market’s evolution into a specialized meeting point for completing projects - was held from August 29 to September 3, 2019 as part of the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The fourth #VeniceProductionBridge ended yesterday. +8,92% accreditations, +46,26% #BookAdaptationRightsMarket meetings. Check out all the numbers Here are the figures of the 2019 VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE: INDUSTRY DELEGATES a...

Venice Rainy Impressions by Alex Deleon

After a full week of sunshine on the last day the Rains Came... Johnny Depp, a hard nosed officer in a desert fort in The Barbarians The latest from Columbian director Ciro Guerra Mick Jagger, ageless Rolling  Stone (age 76) lends his instantly recognizable features to "The Burnt Orange Heresy" which will be the closing film of the 76th Venice Film Festival tomorrow.    Hedy Kiesler before she became Hedy Lamarr, in Extase ...


La Llorona is The Weeping Woman: Sketched in Venice by Nesta

La Llorona is The Weeping Woman. Three words from the director Jayro Bustamante portray events in this film which is evocatively performed and delivers a narrative drama of Genocide, Communist and homophobic events. In Latin American folklore, La Llorona is one of the most famous oral legends. The lore states a woman was abandoned by her husband and was left alone to raise her two sons, whom she instead drowned in a river out of grief and anger. Sketch by Nesta Morgan ...



Venice Exhibition “300 Giant Polaroid” at Hotel Des Bains Lido

Hotel Des Bains (where Luchino Visconti shot “La morte a Venezia”) Photos by Stella Selvatico ...

Venice 76. Views by Alex Deleon

  Glamorous Chinese superstar Gong Li arrives on Red Carpet for opening of her new film "Saturday Fiction" (Lan Xin De Ju Yuan) accompanied by her latest French Husband, musician Jean-Michel Jarre....   Spanish star director and champion of gayness, Pedro Almodóbar  in flaming white hair and colorful florid shirt at press gathering where he was awarded a special Venice Lion for his career work.    Kristen Stewart, star of politically ...

Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico

Red Carpet on a rainy ☔ and windy ???? day   Microphone to Bonifacio Angius, the director of Destiny (a short film about faith, religion and superstition). Letizia Battaglia, the extraordinary photographer and star of “La mafia non è più quella di una volta”.   The poster of “The Laundromat” Palazzo del Casinò on a hot sunny day Exhibition “300 Giant Polaroid” at Hotel Des Bains  Li...

VIDEO 76. Mostra del Cinema - The Laundromat press conference

Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Steven Soderbergh have arrived in Venice for the world-premiere promotion of “The Laundromat” (a Netflix film) at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world’s wealthiest citizens...

VIDEO 76. Mostra del Cinema - Julie Andrews award ceremony

"It's such a pleasure to receive this award from the first film festival in the world. I consider myself so blessed for having spent most of my life acting. Thanks to the public that support cinema and its magic."   “#MaryPoppins was an innovative movie. Even now, when you watch it, you cannot see a single trick. It was and still is amazing.” @JulieAndrews Photos Mostra The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 76t...

Venice offered Scorsese's New York New York Restored in all it's Vainglorious Vanity

Alex Deleon,   An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a rocky romance as their careers begin a long, hard up-hill climb.   One of the highlights of the festival week for me was the fully restored 155 minute version of Martin Scorcese's 1977 box office flop New York, New York.  Oddly enough I thought I had seen it before but realized that I hadn't as it unfolded in full vanity before my eyes at the Giardino theate...

SIGNIS jury at the 76th Venice International Film Festival

The members of the 2019 SIGNIS jury are Jumpei Matsumoto (Japan), Christoph Strack (Germany), Nancy Usselmann (USA), Massimo Giraldi (Italy) and Sergio Perugini (Italy). Jumpei Matsumoto (Japan) Jumpei Matsumoto, born in 1984 in Nagasaki, graduated at Tokyo University department of architecture, and the Institute of Yoshimoto comedian school. In 2012, He directed the film Mada Ningen. His first commercial film Embers was released in 2014 in Japan and in 2015 in Taiwan. The fil...

Best bets at the Halfway Mark in Venice 76.

      Alex Deleon for With six days down and another five to go most of the big guns have already been fired and many top contenders for Venice lion awards are have been spoken for. This is not however the kind of festival where odds on favorites will necessarily come in first as Venice juries are notorious for rewarding dark horses and unknowns out of the Blue on the day of judgement.  That being said here are a few of my personal favorites bas...

Strong Venice buzz for SEBERG and Kristen Stewart, and nice reviews

SEBERG by Benedict Andrews Out of Competition - Venice With Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Yvan Attal, Vince Vaughn, Stephen Root, Colm Meaney SCREEN “'Seberg' is a success. 'Seberg' is a combination of radical politics, inter-racial sex and Hollywood tragedy during a deeply troubled time in the United States which has strong parallels to today.” VARIETY “Kristen Stewart delivers a su...

"Netflix: the momentous mistake of the Venice Film Festival " AFCAE takes it side

We are publishing the following statement fueling the controversy about NETFLIX films' selections in large festivals (without theatrical release)  It came to us from CICAE, AFCAE, art house cinema organizations which see festivals as platform to theatrical film distribution. Many festival might object strongly to that statement.   "For its 76th edition, Alberto Barbera, artistic director of the Venice Film Festival, has selected two films, produced and distributed by Netfli...

Luxury Fashion on the red carpet

Actress Bella Thorne dazzled in Avakian Fine Jewellery at the 76th Venice Film Festival for the screening of  “Joker” The stunning actress stole the show on the red carpet with a magnificent double choker necklace from the Links Fine Jewellery Collection. The exquisite necklace is comprised of 4,400 round brilliant-cut diamonds with a total of 120cts. Model Sofia Resing chose Avakian Fine Jewellery at the 76th Venice Fi...

Close encounter with one of the greatest stars in Venice

by John Osborne   I was in the industry office in the Hotel Excelsior, just trying to get tickets to Laundromat. I knew it had a great cast, including Meryl Streep. No tickets available!! So I came downstairs, and on the second floor landing, I ran straight into Meryl Streep!! I was shocked. She smiled at me and I said hi! Hi back. Then I went to the hotel bar patio, look...

The Landromat Sketched in Venice

Humour baked binger Gary Oldman acts out dark material with complex black heart jokes and Meryl Streep in The Laundromat. Soderbergh directs the Dark, he advances technology, questions unexplained 50 people wealth, a US story by jake Bernstein is out. Sketch by Nesta Morgan A widow (Meryl Streep) investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners (Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) exploiting the world’s financial system. Steven Soderbergh...

Costa-Gavras awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2019 prize

La Biennale di Venezia / 76th Venice International Film Festival / 28 August > 7 September 2019       His new film Adults in the Room to be presented Out of Competition   La Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the great Greek-born French director Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing, Music Box) is the recipient of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2019 award of the 76th Venice International Film Festival (28 August - 7 September 2019...

Sketching The Joker and team in Venice

Joaquin Phoenix, actor Todd Phillips, director Emma Tillinger Koskoff, producer Zazie Beetz, actress   The joker says “I’m not political” He really laughs   “A bit of killing joke and close collaboration” Todd comments “Use the taxi driver!” “We have a great composer, he runs in the bathroom” Zazie shades her ... orange eyes! Todd comments “It’s all tone” Emma’s being shy Emma’s fingert...

Sketching Alexandre Desplat, composer and the team behind "J’accuse An Officer and a Spy" by Roman Polanski

Alexandre Desplat, composer and the team behind "J’accuse An Officer and a Spy" by Roman Polanski Tragique Recommence la confiance Partage avec moi picard, Prends le temps Sketch by Nesta Morgan   ...

Pedro Almodovar Golden lion

Cosa que si lo siendo Thing that if I am (Alternative translation!) Sketch by Nesta Morgan, photo by Alex Deleon   ...

Costa Gavras and his producer-wife premiere their latest film in Venice

The 86 year old franco-Greek film politico maestro looking hale and hearty on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest film "Adults in the Room" focusing on the crisis of Greece within the European Union.     The 86 year old franco-Greek film politico maestro looking hale and hearty on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest film "Adults in the Room"   The eagerly-awaited new film by Greek director Costa-Gavras, had its world premiere...


See Life from a different Lens with Brian De Palma in Masterclass in Venice

American Suspense master Brian De Palma at master class session at the Excelsior Hotel in Venice.  De Palma an Italo American is a festival favorite and is a frequent guest on the Lido. By Alex Deleon Sketch by Nesta Morgan De Palma, 78, often regarded as the American successor to Hitchcock, is not only a filmmaker but a concerned observer of the world beyond cinema. Among his statements yesterday; " In America we have an insane president.  In my films there is suspense bu...
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TORONTO IN FOCUS September  5–15,  2019 

“I’ll die before this film isn’t great.” quoting the director of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers ble...

TIFF opens with the rock doc: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

The film tells the story of a group that went from backing up Bob Dylan to become one of the most influential groups of its era. Directed by Daniel Roher (Ghosts of Our Forest) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard, the feature documentary follows Robertson from his early life in Toronto and on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, in Southern Ontario, to the creation of legendary roots-rock group The Band. He made music history several times o...

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx will open the In Conversation With...series at TIFF

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival ® unveiled its In Conversation With… slate. Honouring five remarkable, multi-talented industry heavyweights, this year’s lineup stands out for the richness and diversity of the experiences that these accomplished artists will share with Festival goers. TIFF audiences will have the opportunity to hear about the fascinating careers — both in front of and behind the camera — of Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Foxx, Antonio Ban...

Summer Hill Comedy!

Summer's end got you down?  Have a laugh with these hot comedies from Summer Hill. These are available for select territories.  Please contact us for more info and visit our website at!   It's never too late to restart.  When a mysterious woman shows up in Chubby's Cafe packed in a suitcase, Chubby and her crazy employees, Lazy, Petty, Anger and Simple, race to discover who she is and what they all have in common. Ge...


The Creative Coalition honors Nicolas Cage Keke Palmer, Imogen Poots, Alex Wolff and Chloe Bennet at TIFF

  This Saturday evening, September 7th, The Creative Coalition honors Nicolas Cage (Color Out of Space), Keke Palmer (Hustlers), Imogen Poots and Alex Wolff for Castle in the Ground, and Chloe Bennet (Abominable) as 2019 Spotlight Initiative Gala Honorees at the Film Festival in Toronto.   The Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative Awards are a prestigious honor in the independent film arena, recognizing and bringing ..

Talent attending the Toronto Film Festival 2019

Expected  guests  attending  TIFF  2019  This  list  is  not  complete  and  is  subject  to  change.     David  Aaron  Olivier  Assayas  Nicolas  Bedos  Leslie  Adlam  Christopher  Auchter  Zazie  Beetz  Hiwot  Admasu  Getaneh  Barry  Avrich  Tawheda  Begum  Kwaku  Adu-Poku  Minhal&...

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San Sebastian running September 20-28, 2019

Films in Progress 36 presents six debut films

The industry activity, running on September 23, 24 and 25, will show productions from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay   Six debut films, have been selected for Films in Progress 36, from among a total of 185 productions. The debut films are El árbol rojo / The Red Tree by Joan Gómez (Colombia - Panama - France), Las vacaciones de Hilda / Hilda’s Short Summer by Agustín Banchero (Uruguay - Brazil), Madalena by Madiano Marcheti (Brazil), Nudo Mixtec...

ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón, FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2019 for best film of the year

  ROMA has been chosen as best film of 2019 by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. The vote saw the participation of 618 critics worldwide, who chose this production from among all films released after 1 July 2018. The other finalists were Dolor y Gloria (Pain and Glory), by Pedro Almodóvar, for which Antonio Banderas won the best actor award at Cannes, Gisaenchung / Parasite, by Bong Joon-ho, Golden Palm at the Ca...

The San Sebastian Film Festival honours Donald Sutherland with the Donostia Award

The award will be presented prior to the screening of ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’, a thriller directed by Giuseppe Capotondi   The Canadian Donald Sutherland will be honoured with a Donostia Award recognising his more than fifty years of excellent performances. The actor, who has participated in almost 200 productions, will attend the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Thursday 26 September to receive the accolade prior to the screening in the Kursaal of The Burnt O...

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DocsMX announces its Official Selection 2019

  DocsMX would like to thank the 1,373 filmmakers who believe in this festival and answered the call for entries. The festival wouldn’t exist without you. After a long and enriching process of deliberation and evaluation it is our honor to announce the 2019 Official Selection, comprised of 79 films from 29 countries, divided into 11 sections. Ever conscious of the responsibility to represent our changing world, especially in these times of crises both human and ecologic...

Anima is calling for your films!

    For its next edition (21 February - 1 March 2020), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival is qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.   The Festival considers all films in the following categories, completed after 30 June 2018: International professional short films Int...

ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival ready to kick off

ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival   Fifth edition, 18 - 22 September 2019 Bagheria, Villa Cattolica - Guttuso Museum Palermo, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa    The art of Gianluigi Toccafondo protagonist of the fifth edition of Animaphix.   From 18 to 22 September, Animaphix will return to Bagheria, a film festival that is once again an important international showcase dedicated to author's animated films. Preview screenings, exhibit...

NIFF calling visionary immersive narratives linked to technological and scientific leaps that take place in society

CALL FOR PROJECTS NIFFF ON TOUR @CERN: FUTURE STORYWORLDS     IMMERSIVE NARRATIVE WORKSHOP – 29-30 November 2019, CERN In collaboration with the CERN’s CineGlobe Film Festival, the Swiss Foundation for culture Pro Helvetia and with the support of the Estonian #Futureofcontent accelerator and creative hub STORYTEK, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) is launching a call for projects for visionary immersi...

New York: 2019 Asian American International Film Festival

  Held from July 25 – August 3 and presented by Asian Cine Vision in association with Asia Society the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is the oldest film festival in The United States that focuses on Asian themes. It included 12 narrative features, 9 documentaries and 67 short films from 19 countries in its 2019 program. Numerous panels, a work-in progress seminar, a screen play reading, and other special events accompanied the screening program. The fe...

Save the Date: DOKUARTS-Symposium NUANCES NOW on Oct 11

DOKUARTS-Symposium "Nuances Now" The 5th DOKUARTS-symposium takes place on October 11 and will look at the current relevance of nuance and discuss its significance in the realm of documentary filmmaking. Date/Time Friday, October 11, 2019 from 2 pm – 8.30 pm (including film programme with guests) Location Zeughauskino of the German Historical Museum, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany Conference Language German/English Registration Parti...

Announcing the London Indie Film Distribution Summit 2019 in October

There has never been a better time to be a filmmaker... and yet it's never been harder to get eyeballs on films, audiences in seats and cash flowing back for all our hard work... Announcing the London Film Distribution Summit 2019 in October If you are an indie filmmaker, the Indie Distribution Summit this October has been built for you. Crammed with speakers and sessions designed to unlock sales and distribution in 2019 and beyond, the summit is a two day gathering of indie filmma...

Stop Motion in the digital age: Festival Stop Motion Montreal unveils the program of its 11th edition!

Montreal, Thursday, August 29, 2019 – Festival Stop Motion Montreal is pleased to unveil the program of its 11th edition! A unique event and first of its kind globally for this filmmaking genre, the Festival offers a week dedicated entirely to the art of stop-motion animation on September 20, 21 and 22 at Concordia University as well as at Cinéma Moderne. Professional workshops will be organized upstream, from September 16 to 19. Launched under th...

Asian Pop-Up Cinema - Season Nine (Chicago Film Fest Sept 10-Oct 10, 2019)

Non-profit pan-Asian film organization Sophia’s Choice today announces Asian Pop-Up Cinema - Season Nine, is the film series that cultivates American interest and understanding of Asian culture through movie storytelling while making Chicago a destination for international visitors.   Films have been thoughtfully curated to represent authentic voices of Asia in artful narrations by filmmakers; a majority of which will be Chicago premieres, never before shown on the big screen. ...



Cannes comes to Greece for 25 year anniversary of the Athens International Film Festival

  By JEREMY COLSON ~ Celebrating 25 years of cinematic history the Athens International Film Festival (AIFF) returns for another glamorous year with the most talked-about premieres, unique tributes, highly-anticipated music films, the best of the year’s documentaries and a plethora of celebratory events such as masterclasses, concerts, parties, and special screenings.       Full details of the programme will be presented at a press conference on 11...

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Cyprus International Film Festival
November 25 – 30, 2019

FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT: September 1, 2019 extended deadline

The call for entries for 14th Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite" is still open for THREE more days!

  • All genres are accepted.
  • Short films up to 20 minutes
  • Feature films up to 120 minutes
  • Eligible are all films produced within the last 36 months

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on, and we hope to see you at this year’s festival!

Here’s a special code that you can use for 20% off your entry fee: INVITECYIFF20 - Submit via Filmfreeway

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Worlfest Houston 53

April 17 - 26, 2019

Early bird entry by November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!


You may enter Online via our entry platform -, or via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston 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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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.
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Dame Emma Thompson, Now Add Mindy Kaling for Amazon’s LATE NIGHT

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent No, this isn’t about that old Letterman/Leno feud; this is new LATE NIGHT. This is an Amazon Original starring Oscar® winner Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling. Enough said, just watch on Amazon Prime today...   Okay, not enough said, the plot might be useful before viewing it. So, you've got Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Max Casella, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott and Amy Ryan also in the mix, and ET plays a boss. AMAZON...

Interview with 'DUKE' (2019) Actor Robert Solomon

Robert Solomon is an award-winning actor and pianist from Atlanta, GA. He started acting in high school theater before attending the Georgia Institute of Technology to study applied mathematics. In 2017, he was a member of the Shakespeare Academy @Stratford ensemble were he trained and performed under the tutelage of Brian McManamon. Later that year, he temporarily halted his studies to fly to Los Angeles where he acted the eponymous role in the short film, Duke. For this leading rol..


Terry Gilliam honored with lifetime award and a masterclass at the Cairo International Film Festival

The visionary and iconic director, screenwriter, actor and animator, Terry Gilliam will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) which runs from 20-29 November, 2019. In recognition of his career, which spans four decades, and outstanding contributions to the film industry, marking him as one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, Gilliam is set to accept the accolade during the opening ceremony of the Festival at The Ca...

Oliver Stone to be Jury President of Zurich Festival

The three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone will head the Jury of the 15th Zurich Film Festival’s International Competition. He will also present a restored version of the “The Doors” and his doc series “The Putin Interviews”. The other two juries are also top notch: the jury of the International Documentary Film Competition is chaired by two-time Oscar winning producer Simon Chinn, while German producer Thomas Kufus heads the jury of the Focus Competition. Ame...
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Nosotros, the first Latinx arts advocacy organization in Hollywood, announced the recipients of the 2019 Golden Eagle Awards

Nosotros, the first Latinx arts advocacy organization in Hollywood, announced the recipients of the 2019 Golden Eagle Awards.  The honorees include a wide array of Hollywood talent in front and behind the camera. The awards will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the historic Montalban Theatre 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood. Since 1970, Nosotros has strived to highlight and honor the great achievements of Latinos in the media. Nosotros means "u...

The results of the 4th International Film Festival “Beyond the Borders” have just been announced!!

Best History documentary The Silence of Others by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (Spain, USA, 2018, 96’).   Second Best History Documentary In Mansourah, you separated us by Dorothée Miriam Kellou (France, 2018, 70’).   Best Sociopolitical Documentary Children Below Deck by Bettina Henkel (Austria , 2018, 90’)   Second Best Sociopolitical Documentary Hamada by Eloy Domínguez Serén (Sweden, Norway, Germany, 2018, ...

Golden Prague International Television Festival Shortlist

GOLDEN PRAGUE COMPETITION SHORTLIST   21 music, dance and theatre programmes have been nominated to the second round of the Golden Prague International Television Festival. The 56th year Awards Ceremony will take place at The New Stage of the National Theatre in Prague on 28 September, 2019. The list of 21 nominees (in alphabetical order) came out from the first round evaluation of a 5 member ...

Domestic productions attract attention at BIFED

  The finalists of the Gaia Student Awards of Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary (BIFED) which will be held for the 6th time in Bozcaada between 9-13 October are announced. Four out of ten films in the final are from Turkey!   The finalists of BIFED’s Gaia Student Awards have been announced since October 2014 in Bozcaada. Organized annually every October in Bozcaada since 2014, BIFED’s Gaia Awards finalists have been announced. Apart from Fethi K...

8th Dominican Film Festival in New York Winning Films


SoundTrack_Cologne 16 awards

SoundTrack_Cologne 16 awards European Talent Award, Peer Raben Music Award, SEE THE SOUND Award for Best Music Documentary and Lifetime Achievement Award SoundTrack_Cologne 16 • 28th of August to 1st of September 2019 The juries of SoundTrack_Cologne 16 have made their decisions. Leon Maximilian Brückner won the WDR Film Score Award, Paul Clímaco Müller Reyes was awarded with the Prize for the best sound design. Julien Bellagner received an Honorary Mention. Mateo Ojeda w...
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Saaho, Review: Posture Boys

Saaho, Review: Posture Boys Grand emptiness fills the screen as the Saaho saga unfolds. There is a semblance of a plot and a picture post-card collage of both serene and breath-taking visuals. However, most unfortunately, the most crucial element of a well-crafted film, story-telling, is at a discount. Gory and one-sided fights, a floating, free-falling and soaring mortal superhero, and flesh flaunting femme fatales cannot compensate for flimsy premises and disbelief inviting sequences. Prit...

Angry Birds Movie 2, Review: And angry birdwatchers 2

Angry Birds Movie 2, Review: And angry birdwatchers 2 To even begin getting lightly entertained, you will have to sit through the first twenty minutes of Angry Birds Movie 2, which are a cacophonic assault on your senses. During this testing time, you are served a machine-gun fire recap and a kind of general introduction to the birds and pigs that are going to play out a tale of spurned birdy love and its calamitous consequences. Proceedings do get more and more tolerable, and offer a modicum...
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“Once Were Brothers” launches Lunenburg Doc Fest after historic TIFF premiere

Fresh off the world premiere and historic opening as the first ever Canadian documentary to open Toronto International Film Festival, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band will kick off the 6th annual Lunenburg Doc Fest on September 19. Once Were Brothers tells the story of the roots-rock act that changed folk music forever, drawing from the memoirs of Canadian rock icon Robbie Robertson and featuring must-see testimonial from musical legends Bruc...

Sometimes We Need a Little RUNNING TO THE SKY in this Developed World

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent For what it’s worth, while RUNNING TO THE SKY from Kyrgyzstan might not have superheroes or heavy VFX so crucial in today’s big tentpoles, there’s a beauty to this film that speaks to the essence of being human.   Directed by Mirlan Abdykalykov and originally titled JO KULUK, RUNNING TO THE SKY will have a showing at the Busan Film Festival coming up Oct. 3 - 12. This film is so fresh and 'au nat...

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) Presents: New Festival Motifs for 2020 and New Wordmark

The time has come: The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film presents new designs for 2020. Six naked cartoon animals represent ITFS next year. The design for the 27th Festival edition is characterised by the new Festival trailer “Caught Naked" created by Studio Seufz in Stuttgart together with Film und Medienfestival gGmbH. This is also a good opportunity to present the new ITFS wordmark. The 27 th ITFS takes place from May 05 to 10, 2020. In short fi...

A “video library” for the Iranian children and young adult films

  In the past four decades, the international recognition and success of Iranian cinema, has undoubtedly been achieved mainly by films made for –and about – children and young adults.   Some of the best Iranian filmmakers -among them Abbas Kiarostami- started and continued their carriers by making films for children. Their simple, human and beautiful films spoke to audiences all around the world with an intellectual and emotional language beyond all the ...

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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


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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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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Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 3 septembre

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.     ...

Les temps forts de la neuvième édition du Festival International de Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) - Paris

 La neuvième édition du Festival International de Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) - Paris se tiendra à Paris du 6 au 8 septembre 2019 aux cinémas Saint André des Arts (6e) et 7 Parnassiens (14e).  FIFDA est le point de rencontre cinématographique annuel en Europe pour tous ceux et celles qui veulent ouvrir la réflexion sur et explorer le partage des histoires, expériences et aspirations des personnes d’Afrique et d&rs...

Mike Leigh invité d'honneur du Festival International de Cinéma de Châlons-en-Champagne - War on Screen

Festival International de Cinéma de Châlons-en-Champagne - War on Screen qui se déroulera du 1er au 6 octobre 2019. À WoS, Mike Leigh présentera son dernier film Peterloo en avant-première, complété d’une masterclass pendant laquelle il échangera sur sa manière d’appréhender ses sujets, sur la force du cinéma à décrypter le monde. Le cinéma de Mike Leigh explo...

Retrospective au CINEMED de Paolo Virzi, nouveau maestro de la comédie italienne

Paolo Virzi est considéré à la fois comme le principal héritier et l’innovateur de la comédie italienne. De son premier métier de scénariste, il a gardé la plume aiguisée pour inventer des personnages hauts en couleurs qu’il entraîne dans des aventures rocambolesques. Il faut dire qu’il a été à bonne école avec Furio Scarpelli (Le Pigeon,Les Monstres, Nous nous sommes tant...

Neuf films inédits à découvrir lors du neuvième Festival International de Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) – Paris.

La neuvième édition du Festival International de Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) - Paris se tiendra à Paris du 6 au 8 septembre 2019 aux cinémas Saint André des Arts (6e) et 7 Parnassiens (14e).  FIFDA est le point de rencontre cinématographique annuel en Europe pour tous ceux et celles qui veulent ouvrir la réflexion sur et explorer le partage des histoires, expériences et aspirations des personnes d’Afrique et d’or...

Vous voulez voir Vesoul? lisez V'asie à Vesoul

« V’ASIE À VESOUL ! Les 25 ans du Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie de Vesoul.   L’écrivain Laurent Bayart et le photographe Némorin ont uni leurs talents de plume et de pellicule pour réaliser ce livre d’ambiance sur le 25e FICA, celui des noces d’argent de ce festival apportant sa pierre au rayonnement culturel de Vesoul, de la Haute-Saône et de la Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, en France et &agra...

85 projets inédits venus de toute l'Europe seront présentés à la 30ème édition de Cartoon Forum du 16 au 19 septembre prochain,

La France arrive en tête avec 25 projets et la région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée sera représentée avec trois projets d'animation : "Le Collège Noir" de Milian Presse, "Les Vérités" par Les Fées Spéciales et "Polinopolis" de Godo Films. Cette année, 24 pays différents ont des projets sélectionnés. Ainsi, près de 1000 professi...

Félize Frappier lauréate du Canadian Media Producers Association Indiscreen Award

La Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) a décerné aujourd’hui son Insiscreen Award à Félize Frappier pour souligner l’ensemble de sa carrière. Rappelons que ce prix qui récompense depuis 2006 un.e producteur.rice établi.e est doté d’une bourse de 10 000 $.  En 2019 la CMPA a étendu le critère d’éligibilité aux festivals de Vancouver, Halifax et Calgary en plus du TIFF ...

Le 4O ème Cannes du photographe Alan Schoenauer

Aloha Cannes Forever voilà c’est fini clôture du 72 ème sur la terrasse des photocall , c’était le 23 ème Festival de Patrick et mon 40 ème Festival International du Film de Cannes.  Deux nominations pour le prix des photographes intitulées par le Jury " Baiser de Cinéma " photo de Nicolas Winding Refn et Miles Teller, et "Touché par la Grace" photo de Roschdy Zem. Chiara Mastroianni prix d...

Le Jury de Deauville, 45ème édition

Le jury sera présidé par CATHERINE DENEUVE qui revient tout juste de Venise   ANTONIN BAUDRY Réalisateur/Director CLAIRE BURGER Réalisatrice & scénariste/Director & screenwriter JEAN-PIERRE DURET Ingénieur du son & réalisateur/Sound editor & director VALERIA GOLINO Comédienne & réalisatrice/Actress & director VICKY KRIEPS Comédienne/Actress GAË...

France 24 partenaire du 45ème Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville

45ème Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville Du 6 au 15 septembre 2019   France 24, la chaîne mondiale d’information continue, est partenaire de la 45ème édition du Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville, qui se déroule du 6 au 15 septembre 2019.   Attachée à donner un écho international au cinéma dans toute sa diversité, France 24 s’installe au cœur du pl...

Le cinéaste Philippe Faucon présidera le jury des longs métrages de la 30e édition du Festival du Film Arabe Fameck -

Festival du Film Arabe Fameck - Val de Fensch (57) Du 2 au 14 octobre 2019 30e édition Récompensé par les César de la Meilleure adaptation et du Meilleur film en 2016 pour Fatima - film ayant aussi reçu le Prix Louis-Delluc et le Prix du Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma -, le réalisateur et scénariste Philippe Faucon sera présent à Fameck pour présider le jur...

Le Jury SIGNIS à la 76e Mostra de Venise

Aujourd'hui marque le lancement officiel de la Mostra de Venise, qui se tiendra jusqu'au 7 septembre. Les membres du jury SIGNIS 2019 sont Jumpei Matsumoto (Japon), Christoph Strack (Allemagne), Nancy Usselmann (États-Unis), Massimo Giraldi (Italie) et Sergio Perugini (Italie). Jumpei Matsumoto (Japon) Jumpei Matsumoto, né en 1984 à Nagasaki, est diplômé du département d'architecture de l'Université de Tokyo et de l'Institut...

Netflix et Venise : le point de vue contradictoire de l AFCAE " une erreur historique de la Mostra"?

Le débat n est pas nouveau, et voici une position très tranchée et très indépendante émanant de l AFCAE Pour sa 76° édition, Alberto Barbera, délégué général de la Mostra de Venise, a sélectionné en compétition deux films produits et distribués par Netflix. Dans Le Film Français du 23 août, il se justifie : « Si (Netflix) propose un film, je ne vois pas quel...

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