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Highlights and Previews from the Festival Circuit Volume 759 -


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Five BAFTAs for La La Land including Best Film, Director and Leading Actress for Emma Stone

Casey Affleck wins Leading Actor for Manchester by the Sea Dev Patel and Viola Davis win Supporting Actor and Actress I, Daniel Blake wins Outstanding British Film At tonight’s EE British Academy Film Awards La La Land was named Best Film, with Damien Chazelle winning Director and Emma Stone receiving the award for Leading Actress. Linus Sandgren won for Cinematography and Justin Hurwitz won Original Music.   Casey Affleck won Leading Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea, ...

31st Goya Awards winners

31st Goya Awards Winner list:   Mejor película - Tarde para la ira Mejor dirección - J.A. Bayona por Un monstruo viene a verme Mejor dirección novel - Raúl Arévalo por Tarde para la ira Mejor act...

Images Vevey Book Award

GRAND PRIX IMAGES VEVEY & IMAGES VEVEY BOOK AWARD JURY 2017/2018   L’artiste Christian Marclay présidera le jury du Grand Prix Images Vevey et du Prix du Livre Images Vevey composé de : Simon Baker, conservateur Art International (Photographie), Tate London; Lars Boering, directeur, World Press Phot... 

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Golden Trailer Awards 2017

Early Entry February 14th, 2017

Submit your: Trailers, Teasers, Posters, Video Games, TV Spots, Radio Spots, Innovative Theatrical Advertising & More
***Discount for early submission. Early bird deadline is February 14th, 2017***. Regular Deadline: Friday March 31st, 2017

Seventeen New Categories this year/ BEST TRAILER FOR TV Show or Mini-series, Best Trailer or TV Spot FOR TV SERIES, STREAMING SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, WEB SERIES & MINI-SERIES....

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New Media Film Festival
June 6-8, 2017

April 25, 2017 Final Deadline

The Best in New Media....Honoring Stories Worth Telling 

Judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and other Industry Leaders
Each entry is considered for Screening, Competition ($45k in awards) and Distribution Opportunities. 

“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” – VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" - Movie Maker Magazine

"Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post


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The World of Film Festival
September 28 – October 1, 2017

March 26, 2017 Regular Deadline

The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema. 

Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below. 

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

February 28, 2017 Regular Deadline 

The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. ...

Good luck filmmakers! 

Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

February 10, 2017  Extended Deadline

For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

We look forward to having you screen at our 6th year anniversary!

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Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017

Regular Deadline February 24, 2017

In partnership with

Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
All genres and forms are welcome.
Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.


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New York Festivals  
The 2017 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th, 2017


Deadline extended

The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2017. For more information visit:

NYF TV & Film Awards New Categories for 2017: Heroes, Ecotourism, and Best Use of Technology

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Animation Day in Cannes 

Animaze Daze in Cannes Screenings May 18


Regular Deadline is March 15

Submit your best short animated films for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.
Enjoy industry visibility in front of the animation professionals attending Cannes during Animation Day in Cannes (second edition). take advantage of free promotion to buyers and media on our Animation Day in Cannes Newsletters, animation Day in Cannes pages dedicated to Animation Day in Cannes and our Youtube channel, which will be offered for buyers and Media.

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Lies we Tell Review: "The only men who get caught are those who don’t love their wives enough"

LIES WE TELL by Mitu Misra; Review by Moira Sullivan
In British-Indian director Mitu Misra’s debut film Lies We Tell men and women tell lies: men tell lies to their wives, to their mistresses, to each other, and to their children. Women tell lies to themselves, and perpetuate their entrapment as young girls sold by their fathers and families through marriage. These practices continue in Britain where Muslim Pakistani subcultures are in collision with the dominant culture and characterized by street violence, family feud... 

LIES WE TELL by Mitu Misra
Bradford International Film Associates Ltd. just completed Lies We Tell their first feature film written and directed by Mitu Misra, with Gabriel Byrne as the lead and a stellar cast including Harvey Keitel, Jan Uddin, Sibylla Deen, Mark Addy & Gina McKee.

A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss's Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband. I Facebook I Production I Contact for Festivals I Sales I Synopsis I Trailer I Poster


      Inaugural HALIFAX BLACK FILM FESTIVAL - #HBFF17 opens with Nova Scotia premiere of documentary MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn...

BLACK 47 film opening night March 2nd 19th Craic Fest

NY premier of Fanatic Heart Pre-party 6-730pm!   A documentary a...

War and Peace at FICCI 57

Colombia is living an importante moment in its history, and the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) is showing that moment through its Special Program, WAR AND PEACE. The Program, which features eight feature-length films and four short films that focus specifically on armed conflicts and reconciliation processes around the world, seeks to raise public awareness and foster a better understanding of war and peace. During the constant conflicts experienced by humanity, image...

The 2017 Locarno Retrospective is dedicated to Jacques Tourneur
      © Collection Cinémathèque suisse. Tous droits réservés - A scene of the film I Walked with a Zombie (1943)     The 70th Locarno Festival Retrospective will be dedicated to French filmmaker Jacques Tourneur (1904 – 1977). Returning to that dialogue on the part of the Festival with great American cinema, the 2017 Retrospective is turning its glance towards a director who is still not enjoying recogn...

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THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty

The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
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Chrome Star Pictures Ltd presents OFFENSIVE, a Jon Ford thriller movie, produced by Jon Ford and Anne Davaud


A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier.
This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.
An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…
Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations  

Offensive the synopsis

A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier.   This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village. An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath… Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard liv...
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Revolution by Rob Stewart (following the success of Sharkwater) 
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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iNDYREELS Streaming Platform For Watching Movies.

  iNDYREELS Streaming Platform for Films, TV's, Web Series, Documentaries, indie Films, Motion Pictures.      DO YOU MOVIEEE?                WE MOVIEEE!!!! ...

iNDYREELS Film Submission Quick Start Guide With Every Question Answered.

Welcome, What does it take to submit your film and what is the process of iNDYREELS? Look at our iNDYREELS Film Submission Quick Start Guide.   Here is a quick guide to submitting your film and what forms need to be signed. What it takes to submit your film to iNDYREELS. "No cost"All the forms are in your iNDYREELS Film Submission Quick Setup Guide. We have information on Piracy on how iNDYREELS protects your content and we have Feature form on all key features and ...

About the Red Rock Film Festival

MISSION & OBJECTIVE To encourage the production of media in both the independent and professional market that portray the human race in a positive light, and to applaud original works that redefine media through innovation, creativity and sensitivity that both enlightens and educates audiences from around the world. INTRODUCTION The festival considers entries of ALL GENRES from shorts to full-length features, and is held in Southern Utah, nearby Zion National Park and ...

'Skins' Eduardo Casanova´sopera prima was showned in Berlinale

Samantha, Guille, Ana and Cristian all have something in common – and yet they couldn’t be more diverse. Their bodies are different to those of other people; be it the mouth, the left side of the face, the texture of the skin or the feeling that your legs don’t belong to your body. They all live and love hidden away in strangely artificial interiors. As ‘freaks’, they rarely go...

Los Angeles Italia: The Italian Event of the Year in Hollywood, CA is coming back soon at the Chinese Theatre

From Sunday February 19th to Saturday February 25th, 2014 TLC Chinese Theatre - Hollywood Blvd.     LOS ANGELES, ITALIA OPENING GALA ON FEBRUARY 19TH   3:30pm          Togetherness                     Fire At Sea (115 min - dir. Gianfranco Rosi)   05:40pm Today’s Italian Cinema               ...

Guests at the new Balkan FIlm Festival 2017, 16-19 feb Stockholm

Actor, director and producer Nikola Kojo was born in 1967 in Belgrade. As an actor is present in the film, television, and theater since 1979 year. Production begins to deal with in 1992, the theater play '' My Dear '. Then come: Beautiful Village, Pretty Flame The Wounds TV series “ Gledaj majku – biraj ćerku” The Parade - co-producer TV Series    “Class” Show all time (creative producer) TV series: “Ko...

TIFFCOM 2017 to Be Held at New Venue in Ikebukuro, Tokyo

The 14th TIFFCOM will be held at Sunshine City, a multifunctional urban complex featuring exhibition halls, a hotel, shops, restaurants and amusement facilities, located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo in 2017. Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s multiple city centers with easy access to all major attractions in the central Tokyo area. Ikebukuro (Toshima City) is soon to be reborn as a thriving international cultural hub, with the open... 

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Questions to the Director of Lies we Tell: Mitu Misra and the cinematographer: Santosh Sivan



Lia Fietz sat down with the makers of Lies we tell for this Q&A  
Q.  To Mitu & Santosh – How did you come across each other to work on Lies We Tell.
A.  We spent a long time trying to find a suitable director until Mani Ratnam introduced me to Santosh Sivan, India’s most prominent DOP and an experienced Director.  Santosh read the script and agreed to join us and eventually he in...

Marcos Fajardo the first Spaniard to obtain a technical Oscar

Marcos Fajardo received the technichal Oscar for his Arnold software program. Arnold is an unbiased, physically based, ray tracing 3D rendering application created by the company Solid Angle.[1] Notable films that have used Arnold include Monster House, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alice in Wonderland, Thor, Captain America, X-Men: First Class, The Av...

Snow, Poe & the Gothic Cyclist

Oh give me land, lots of land under starry skies above. Don't fence me in     Greetings fellow cyclists and friends. This is a rather unusual Bike Palestine newsletter as it is not really about Bike Palestine at all. Rather it's about what I'll be doing when the Easter tour is over. I'll be working on my 40 minute short movie 'Fa...

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Partner Film Festivals Calling. Fast-Approaching Deadlines

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Major Buzz Factory : Expérience de Bruno Chatelin du marketing Digital pour les films

Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 01/02/2017 au 07/02/2017


En 2016, la fréquentation des cinémas dans l’Union européenne enregistre sa meilleure année depuis 2004

A l’occasion du 67e Festival international du film de Berlin, l’Observatoire européen de l’audiovisuel publie ses premières estimations sur la fréquentation des cinémas européens en 2016. Après les très bons résultats enregistrés en 2015, l’Observatoire estime que les entrées en salles dans l’Union européenne (UE) ont continué à augmenter (+1,6 %) pour atteindre 994&...

10.02.2017 | Berlin's blog

Un court métrage québécois en compétition à Berlin!

H264 Distribution et Colonelle films sont fiers d’annoncer que le court métrage THE CATCH réalisé par la Québécoise Holly Brace-Lavoie sera présenté en grande première mondiale dans la section Génération Kplus lors de la 67e édition de la Berlinale, l'un des trois principaux festivals de cinéma internationaux. C’est donc ce samedi que la réalisatrice et son équipe iront présen...




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