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The ceremony is about to begin: The Doors by Oliver Stone selected to screen at Cannes Classics

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I am thrilled and looking forward to seeing the Doors by Oliver Stone on a big screen again. Than you Cannes Classics, thank you Thierry Fremaux... I had had so much fun working on the french release for Sony Pictures. This, above, was our special poster designed for France. It was  inspired the fantastic teaser trailer, I found the trailer so powerful that I asked Publicis, our ad agency, to work on a poster focused on the final scene where Jim is about to disolve in bright light: The c...
 

Cannes Classics 2019 announces the selection 23 features and 4 Documentaries

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The 25 years of La Cité de la peur, a Midnight Screening of The Shining presented by Alfonso Cuarón, the 50 years of the mythical Easy Rider in the company of Peter Fonda, Luis Buñuel in the spotlight with three films, the attendance of Lina Wertmüller, the Grand Prix of 1951 Vittorio De Sica's Miracle in Milan, a final salute to Milos Forman, the first Japanese animated film in color, the World C...
 

Discover the selection of the 58th La Semaine de la Critique

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Discover the trailer of the 58th edition of La Semaine de la Critique: Charles Tesson, Artistic director, presents the selection of 15 short films and 11 first and second features from 18 countries that will be screened in Cannes between May 15th and 23rd. COMPETITION FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION ABOU LEILA Amin Sidi-Boumédiène CENIZA NEGRA (LAND OF ASHES) Sofía Quirós Ubeda HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR ...
 

Official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2019 and anti netflix positions saluted

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The AFCAE (French Association of Art House Cinemas) and the CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas) commends the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival made on 18th April relating to the Official Selection, for which every film taking part in the competition should have a release in movie theatres in France. It is a reminder of the artistic and cultural values of cinema. As more filmmakers have pointed out, the movie theatre is the place where films should be showcased on the b...
 
 

51st Directors’ Fortnight Official Selection of features and Shorts

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Discover the list of feature films and short films selected at the 51st Directors’ Fortnight.   FEATURE FILMS Alice et le Maire (Alice and the Mayor) Nicolas Pariser (France) World premiere And Then We Danced Levan Akin (Suède · Sweden, Géorgie · Georgia, France) World premiere ...

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

 Deadline: 31 May 2019

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

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Florence Film Awards
May 15, 2019

April 30, 2019 Late Deadline

Florence Film Awards is a monthly film competition for filmmakers worldwide, based in Florence, Italy. Florence Film Awards is the first monthly film festival in Tuscany. We live in the city of the Art and we think that films are the highest point of the Art. Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers. Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings.

Awards & Prizes

BEST FEATURE FILM

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

BEST SHORT FILM

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BEST DIRECTOR

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40th Manaki Brothers Cinematographers International FilmFestival

September 14 to 21 September in Bitola, Macedonia

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

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

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Final deadline September 7, 2019

The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10 US Entry Fee

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

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

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Filmmaker Final Four 
April 9 – 24, 2019

April 30, 2019 Late Deadline

The Filmmaker Final Four is an innovative competitive festival program that will provide an an opportunity for filmmakers across the country to produce short films and have them presented to live audiences and industry professionals.

Filmmakers will assemble a team to conceive, cast, produce and edit a short film. They will have 16 days to complete the project, based on one of two application deadlines. The program will roll out across 4 separate regions (West, Midwest, Northeast, South)

All projects from each respective community, within one of the 4 regions, will have an opportunity to screen their film for audiences, friends and family. While some regions will have multiple screenings, there will ultimately be 4 winners from each region, as voted on by separate juries and online audience polling.

The 4 films from each respective region will be announced at the end of their quarterly competition. At the end of the year, the Sweet 16 will be announced and have additional screenings take place in Hollywood.

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15 Years of celebration, 4 GREAT FESTIVALS

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

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

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

Madrid International Film Festival

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
July 19 – 29, 2019 

Extended Deadline May 15, 2019 

Three times now, The Melbourne Doc Fest has been rated as a Top 100 Film Festival on FilmFreeway and has consistently been ranked in the top 2% of the over 6,000 film festival in the world over the last 3 years.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently rated as the Documentary Film Festival of the Year (2018) by FilmDaily. 

Our mission is to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, and to showcase the best international documentaries to Melbourne audiences. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival provides a public forum and supportive platform to allow emerging filmmakers to showcase their work.

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Reykjavik International Film Festival
26.09.-6.10.2019

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

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

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

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UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival
October 17 – 27, 2019

May 29, 2019 Late Deadline

 

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

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

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

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Winston Baker Cannes Conferences in Partnership with Marché du Film and filmfestivals.com will be held on May 17, 2019 at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France. Our events host targeted groups of 200-300 producers, innovators, buyers and financiers interested in learning more about emerging trends in finance and technology. Winston Baker’s conferences are an effective way to meet, network and stay connected with award-winning filmmakers, dealmakers and game-changers at a film festival that hosts thousands of people each year.  Register with code FEST21 and save big until April 30!

 

Positive Cinema Week launched at an event in Paris announcing competitions, panels, public screenings and other industry events.

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Rare opportunity to brainstorm and exchange on the role of cinema in our society with Jacquess Attali, french renown economist and politician, founder of Positive Planet NGO, the head of Canal +, Institut Français, CNC, TV5 Monde and some directors and actors. Do NOT miss a bit from the conference on the Positive cinema week in Cannes produced by Positive Planet.    ...

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Register with code FEST21 and save big until April 30! International Film Finance Forum & Immersive Summit | May 17, 2019 I Intercontinental Carlton Hotel      Winston Baker's International Film Finance Forum and Immersive Summit in Partnership with Marché du Film Cannes XR will be held on May 17, 2019 at the Inter...
 

 

New programming direction at Guadalajara Film Fest and the FICG Cinematheque of the University of Guadalajara

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The Guadalajara International Film Festival in  and the FICG Cineteca of UdeG restructure its programming direction     The International Film Festival in Guadalajara and the FICG Cinematheque of the University of Guadalajara, committed and interested in the permanent growth and in providing a better experience for attendees and guests, announces that from this first of May, the Programming Department will be divided into Three areas: Fiction, Documentary ...
 

 

GIULIANA PACHNER, actress, protagonist, co-authoress has passed away at April 19th, 2019

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Giuliana Pachner  (1957 - 2019)   born in Cima - Sappada, Italy actress, protagonist, co-authoress, artistic coworker and consultant, linguist, teacher Again and again being a source of creativity she co-initiated the projects BELLAVISTA, FATA MORGANA, LAMPEDUSA and GARTEN Giuliana was a very near friend and a solidly united confident, part of our family, part of our film work. She had
 
 
 

MIKE FIGGIS special guest of the 21st FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL in Udine

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  26 April/4 May 2019 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo and Visionario With two Korean projects in the works, the director of Internal Affairs and Leaving Las Vegas comes to Udine! He's a director (as well as a writer, composer and photographer) who likes to take artistic risks, he moves between the mainstream and the underground with extreme ease, and he's about to appear in Udine as a special guest of the Far East Film Festival 21. He's British filmmaker Mike Figgis, the...
 

 

 

The short filmmakers of the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER programme will be gathering on the Croisette in Cannes

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        On 10 April, the SHORT TIGER Awards were presented in Baden-Baden and the short filmmakers of the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER programme will gathering on the Croisette in Cannes in around a month's time. The young filmmakers are in good company: many award-winning directors - from Steven Spielberg through Taika Waititi to Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - started their careers with short films. ...
 

 

2019 Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

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NEW YORK, NY:  Mustafa ÖNDER   The Tribeca Film Festival will kicks off April 24 with the world premiere of HBO documentary “The Apollo” at the iconic Harlem venue. The documentary by director Roger Ross Williams follows the history of the Apollo, and includes new interviews with Patti LaBelle, Pharrell Williams, Smokey Robinson and Jamie Foxx. It also tracks a new production of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “B....
 

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IFFLA reviews: SHAZAMmmmm -- Taken for a ride!

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By Alex Deleon"Taken for a ride" --
... is the perfect summing up of this celluloid debacle which some of the unenlightened masses will probably enjoy. Read the Comic Book and forget the picture.

However, I saw  an amazingly good tongue in cheek Indian thriller last night, entitled "Blindly" -- about a blind piano virtuoso who isn't really blind  and stumbles into a series of killings he pretends not to see, with a most gorgeous older actress with the intriguing name of TABU.

She and the director were there to discuss the film on stage after the screening....
 

World Book Day & College Cheating Scandal Had a Love Child, BOOKSMART

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

Apologies for that misleading and crass headline, but it worked, right? BOOKSMART is actually Olivia Wilde’s directorial film debut from Annapurna that opens on Memorial Day, May 27. And it’s as wild as you would suppose it would be, in a good way. “From the beginning, my take on the story was that high school has extremely high stakes,” notes director Olivia Wilde. “When you’re in it, high school feels like life or death. I wanted to approach this film the same way a director would approach a high-octane action movie.”

Avengers, Endgame: Thanostradamus

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by Siraj Syed

As star casts go, Avengers: Endgame runs up a mind-boggling score. Like in theatrical performances, where all characters come on to the stage after the performance to take a bow, Endgame brings them all on screen, even resurrecting the dead, in a show of ultimate strength, before their nemesis is vanquished. Just as it takes two lives to conquer the dark force, the dark force itself needs to be conquered not once but twice. It is ingenious writing, to lay out the entire Avengers smorgasbord in their 10th year, 22nd film, 56th year since the appearance of the first Avengers comics and over 1,000 years after the genesis of the superhero fiction myth that kicked off during the time of Thor....
 

Women for Justice - A film by Daniel Burkholz and Sybille Fezer.

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Festival Lineup Announced & Tickets on Sale for 14th South East European Film Festival

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14th South East European Film Festival: May 1-8, 2019 in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills   The 14th edition of SEEfest, running May 1-8, 2019, features 56 films from 18 countries, including 13 narrative features, 7 documentary features, 6 shorts programs, a Sci-Fi side-bar with 2 features and a shorts program, and a Business of Film Conference about data in the film industry. This year the festival will explore theme of cinematic audacity by drawing attention to South East European ...
 
 

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Sneak Peek Vegas Premiere of Raised in Rock The Burnette Family Legacy by Sally Steele

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Here are some photos from the Sneak Peek Vegas Premiere at the Brenden Theatres at The Palms. The burnette Family and Sally Steele (center with a hat) Sally Steele, Pia Zadora, Doro Pesch - a famous metal singer, Nick Hawk from Showtime's "Gigolos" series.  
 
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The Overlook Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

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FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival Presents the 1st Film Book Fair

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With 2 months left until the 15th edition of FEST we take this opportunity to present the 1st Film Book Fair to take place during FEST 2019. This unprecedented initiative represents an excellent opportunity to find, in just one place, books and various items dedicated to the world of Film that are not commonly available. The event will be a celebration of Film Literature!  While it'll be mainly focused on film literature, from techn...
 

 

The 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped with 209 screenings from 52 countries

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   Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart and Alfred George Bailey’s Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall Win Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary San F...
 

 

Revised Entry options

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Hello Film Makers, due to an overwhelming number of requests for us to accept feature length films we have decided to do just that!  Below are the new deadline dates and fees for our upcoming festival... submit away!!!     Forty and Over Film Festival (hereafter: “FOFF”) competition is open to the United States and International entries to writers or directors 40 years of age and over only. All other participants (i.e. actors, crew, producers, etc.) c...
 

 

 

Official LineUp - 2019 New Media FIlm Festival

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OFFICIAL LINEUP 10TH NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 4-6 2109 THE LANDMARK 10850 W. PICO BLVD LA CA 90064 A DECADE OF INNOVATION & STORY      ...
 
 

2019 Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

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    NEW YORK, NY:  Mustafa ÖNDER   The Tribeca Film Festival will kicks off April 24 with the world premiere of HBO documentary “The Apollo” at the iconic Harlem venue. The documentary by director Roger Ross Williams follows the history of the Apollo, and includes new interviews with Patti LaBelle, Pharrell Williams, Smokey Robinson and Jamie Foxx. It also tracks a new production of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “B...
 

 

Festival Lineup Announced & Tickets on Sale for 14th South East European Film Festival

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14th South East European Film Festival: May 1-8, 2019 in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills   The 14th edition of SEEfest, running May 1-8, 2019, features 56 films from 18 countries, including 13 narrative features, 7 documentary features, 6 shorts programs, a Sci-Fi side-bar with 2 features and a shorts program, and a Business of Film Conference about data in the film industry. This year the festival will explore theme of cinematic audacity by drawing attention to South East European ...
 

 

The 16th annual Universe Multicultural Film Festival was successfully concluded on Sunday, April 7th.

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This year’s Universe Multicultural Film Festival took place from April 5th to 7th in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The film festival showcased over 100 films from over 15 different countries and regions around the world, all of which were competing within six different categories. Film makers and enthusiasts from all over the world gathered along the California coast to participate in this collaboration and celebration.   Throughout the three day festival, attendees were able...
 

 

 

Announcing CineYouth 2019 Opening Night!

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We're thrilled to announce the 2019 CineYouth Opening Night presentation of Jawline!   Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker, Jawline follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.   Director Liza Mandelup will ...
 

 

18 Days Away from the 5th Year of Bentonvile Film Festival!

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  Bentonville is a place like no other, a place of ideas, innovation and inspiration.This small town of 49,000 boasts a bounty for visitors and residents alike. Art, food, music, cycling, history and forward-thinking abound in this Northwest Arkansas town.      ...
 

The Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) program in Sydney & Melbourne

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  CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 PROGRAM Featuring a great mix of some of the most iconic characters in the history of children’s stories to introducing new inspiring heroes to kids, the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) program promises a viewing experience filled with wonder and incredible stories when it lights up the silver screen in Sydney and Melbourne from 24 May – 10 June, 2019. Jam-packed with 10 animations and 11 l...

2019 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS’ FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR Film/TV/Screenplay/Song ENTRIES

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San Diego, CA - The 2019 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival (SDIKFF) will take place from August 23rd to 25that the Schulman Auditorium in Carlsbad, California. On behalf of the SDIKFF committee, we cordially invite you to submit your film/TV/Screenplay/songs to the 2019 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival. The 2019 SDIKFF official selection (both films and screenplays) will have complementary display area at the film market booth, the festival galas will have talent...
 

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Winners of the 2019 Tiburon International Film Festival 'Golden Reel Awards'

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The winners of the 2019 Tiburon International Film Vestival 'Golden Reel Awards' were announced on Friday, April 19, 2019, in Tiburon, California. Best Film: Eternal Winter [Hungary] Best Director: Attila Szasz, for: Eternal Winter [Hungary] Best Actor: Dragos Bucur, for: Hawaii [Romania] Best Actress: Marina Gera, for Eternal Winter [Hungary] Best Documentary: As Time Goes By, directed by: Simone Aleandri [Italy] Best Sc...
 

Tierra adentro by Mauro Colombo wins Yellow Robin Award at 8th Curaçao IFFR

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Still: winner Yellow Robin Award   On Saturday 13 April 2019, Tierra adentro by Mauro Colombo won the Yellow Robin Award at the 8th edition of Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam CIFFR. The Caribbean Shorts Award went to The Girl with Two Heads by Betzabé García. IFFR's sister festival in Curaçao gives the filmmaking talent of the Caribbean region an international platform. The Yellow Robin Award Competition and the Caribbean Shorts Competition...
 

Meetings on the Bridge Awards are Announced

 
The 14th edition of Meetings on the Bridge was held between 5 and 16 April within the scope of the 38th Istanbul Film Festival with the support of Anadolu Efes. The projects and films that received the Meetings on the Bridge awards were announced at a reception hosted by French Palais on Friday, 12 April.   Meetings on the Bridge is providing an opportunity for filmmakers to hold the first international presentations for their new film projects at Film D...   
 

 

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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Eco, Transition, Green and Conservationism cinema: check our fantastic selection

Films we curate for festivals: Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in the eco green genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"...  

 
 

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

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

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Raised On Rock The Burnette Family Legacy

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

Director - Sally Steele

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

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

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

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

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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

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Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for” Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, Sharkwater: Extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction is a follow up to his first two award-winning films, Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.

Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.

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Sochi Film Festival awards Sharkwater Extinction at gala in London, on the eve of its release in the UK   

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

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

 

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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over 40 festival wins so far

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

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...
 

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MOVIES THAT MATTER

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

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

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

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

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Le Festival International du Film Entr'2 Marches à Cannes célèbre sa 10ème édition du 18 au 24 mai 2019

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Du 18 au 24 mai 2019, la Ville de Cannes accueillera la 10ème Edition du Festival International du Film sur le handicap Entr’2 Marches. Initié en 2010 par une équipe d’amoureux du cinéma et composée majoritairement de personnes en situation de handicap, le festival Entr’2 Marches ouvre la compétition aux courts et longs métrages, professionnels ou amateurs, venus du monde entier et en lien avec une forme de handicap. &nb...
 
 
 

Grand lancement à Paris de la Semaine du Cinema Positif à Cannes 2019

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Les équipes du Festival lancent la 4ème édition et en dévoilent à Paris le 16 Avril, la programmation et les jurés. Audrey Tcherkoff (Directrice Générale de Positive Planet) et Sam Bobino (délégué général du "festival dans le festival de Cannes" comme le décrivait Jacques Attali) Les projections se dérouleront du 16 au 23 mai dans differents lieux, dont une projection sur la plage ...
 

Les prix de l' UMCF une très belle cérémonie à la SACEM

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Cette soirée, présentée par Vincent Perrot a alterné remise de prix, hommages,et performances musicales.   L'UCMF a tenu à saluer la  mémoire de certains de ses membres disparus dans l année: Jacques Loussier (1934-2019) et Francis Lai (1932-2018), Didier Lockwood (1956-2018) : hommage rendu au piano et au violon par Francis Lockwood et Didier Riey (Magma). Philippe Eidel (1956-2018)   ...
 

Un Prix à Gabriel Yared remis par Jean Louis Aubert lors de la cérémonie des prix de l UCMF... Et une petite interview

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  Amis, voisins, complices Jean Louis Aubert et Gabriel Yared se retrouvent sur scène avec un prix, m^me si Jean Louis Aubert déclare ne pas être un homme de médailles! Avec Vladimir Cosma Président sortant de l UCMF Ci dessous la très belle filmo de Gabriel Yared sur 40 ans de cinéma! Gabriel Yared      -   Près de 40 ans de Musiques de films  Sorties 2019    ...
 

Grande retrospective du travail photo de Jerry Schatzberg

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Off Grand Concourse Jerry Schatzberg Rétrospective Du 27 mai au 1er septembre 2019 Domaine Départemental de Chamarande (91)  Frank Zappa 1967 - Tirage argentique - 46 x 46 cm  ©Jerry Schatzberg    ...
 

 

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 23 Avril 2019

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  Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 100 000 individus aux USA et de 35 000 en France, représentatifs de la population de chacun des pays. 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 dans chacun des territoires.  ...

CANNES 2019 ! "Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography" : Bruno Delbonnel

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72e FESTIVAL DE CANNES "Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography" HOMMAGE A BRUNO DELBONNEL (A.F.C. et A.S.C) * Vendredi 24 mai 2019 à 20h * Salle Buñuel, Palais des Festivals       &n...
 

Découvrez la vidéo d’annonce de la 58e Semaine de la Critique

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Charles Tesson, délégué général, commente la sélection de 15 courts métrages et 11 premiers et seconds longs métrages issus de 18 pays qui sera présentée à Cannes du 15 au 23 mai. COMPÉTITION LONGS MÉTRAGES EN COMPÉTITION ABOU LEILA Amin Sidi-Boumédiène CENIZA NEGRA (CENDRE NOIRE)Sofía Quirós Ubeda HVÍTUR,&...
 

Le Prix de la CST devient le Prix CST de l’Artiste-Technicien.

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Festival de Cannes (14-25 mai 2019)     Le prix décerné chaque année par la Commission Supérieure Technique fait peau neuve et devient le Prix CST de l’Artiste-Technicien. Ce prix qui figure au palmarès du Festival de Cannes depuis 1951, récompense désormais un artiste-technicien (directeur de la photographie, chef décorateur, costumier, monteur, ingénieur du son, mixeur, etc.)  pour la qualité de ...
 

La sélection des films de la 51e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

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Découvrez la liste des longs métrages et courts métrage sélectionnés à la 51e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.   LONGS MÉTRAGES Alice et le Maire (Alice and the Mayor) Nicolas Pariser (France) Première mondiale And Then We Danced Levan Akin (Suède · Sweden...

 

 
 
 
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