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MAS The new festival for cultural content in the cinemas held in Mallorca launching April 6 and 7, 2018

The new issue of the newsletter “DGT online informer” (no. 143) is now available on our website :                                      http://www.mediasalles.it/dgt_online/DGT_online_informer.htm Presenting the programme of the Mallorca Arts on Screen Conference April 6 and 7, 2018.  MAS in partnership with filmfestivals.com Endorsed by many of Europe&rsquo...

 

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Focus on India by Siraj Syed

Director Ashutosh Gowariker, actor Vikram Gokhale flag-off 8th Theatre Olympics in Mumbai

Director Ashutosh Gowariker, actor Vikram Gokhale flag-off 8th Theatre Olympics in Mumbai Taking forward its long association with the world of drama, the city inaugurated the 8th Theatre Olympics, a fortnight-long international theatre festival, organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, on 24th March. Eminent film and theatre actor Vikram Gokhale, and reputed film-maker Ashutosh Gowarikar inaugurated the festival, at a function held at the prestigious Nehru Centre, that was...
 

Farouque Shaikh: Memories and musings on his 70th birth anniversary

Farouque Shaikh: Memories and musings on his 70th birth anniversary My earliest memories of the fresh and confident Farouque date back to the time when he was a senior at the elitist St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and I was a junior at the then humble National College, circa 1970-72. Among his contemporaries were Shabana Azmi, Satish Shah, Pankaj Udhas, Anuradha (Paudwal) and Sharada (Kavita) Krishnamurthy, all celebrities in waiting. The college had a robust reputation in extra-curricul...
 
 

Hichki, Review: Hitch key

Hichki, Review: Hitch key Protagonist Rani Mukerji plays a spunky woman with Tourette Syndrome*, who sets her mind on teaching as a profession. Rather ambitious, considering she bursts into tics, making funny, bark-like noises every 30 seconds or so. It is inspired by the life of American Brad Cohen, probably the most famous person with Tourette Syndrome. With no real stars, this come-back vehicle of actress Rani Mukerji, who took a break for about four years, post marriage to the Yash Raj Fi...
 
 

Baa Baaa Black Sheep, Review: Wolf in sheep’s clothing

Baa Baaa Black Sheep, Review: Wolf in sheep’s clothing Director Vishwas Paandya is not serious. A confessional in the beginning dedicates Baa Baaa Black Sheep to the films he grew up on. He’s also asked his partner in crime (it’s a crime story), writer Sunjiv Puri, to strictly follow his brief. So, when the film was launched, in early 2015, they were probably referencing films of the 1980s-1990s. One character is named Charlie, in a tribute to the legendary comedian, who rul...
 

 

The Strangers--Prey at Night, Review: “Why kill strangers?” “Why not?”

The Strangers--Prey at Night, Review: “Why kill strangers?” “Why not?” They last preyed on innocents in 2008. Since then, families must have been praying that they do not return. No such luck. A sequel was taking shape since 2012, and Prey at Night saw light of day in 2018. Writer-director of the original, Bryan Bertino is only a co-writer this time round, the three murderers are the same, and so is the quest for Tamara. The rest is new. Is unmotivated mayhem and psych...

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25th San Diego Latino Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Celebrate the 25th San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 15-25, 2018) ...
 

Award Winners of #fiff18: risk-taking pays off at FIFF

  Black Level, a parable without words by Ukrainian director Valentyn Vasyanovych, won the Grand Prix at the 32nd Fribourg International Film Festival on Saturday and 30,000 Swiss francs from the Canton and Municipality of Fribourg. The International Jury voted unanimously to reward its original and artistic risk-taking. The Special Jury Prize (supported by SSA and Suissimage) was awarded to After My Death, the first film by the South Korean Kim Ui-seok, a social thriller...
 
 

Palmares professional platform | Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse

Palmares Films in Progress 33 Films in Development 13   Films in Progress 33 Films in Progress, a joint initiative between Cin&eacu...
 

'Darcy' to make NY premiere at Awards Closing Night of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2018

-- 'Darcy' feature film shot in New York immediately follows Closing Awards Ceremony -- Other opening night films include 'That was New York', and 'Talien'   GusBirney in DARCY - NEW YORK - March 21, 2018 - PRLog -- [NEW YORK, NY] SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2018(SRFF 2018) wraps up its Fifth Edition closing night with the brief Closing Awards Ceremony immediately followed by the feature film 'Darcy,' a twist on t...
 

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Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo
August 22 – 26, 2018 

 

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PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo is a global competition in animation and exhibition of the worlds most talented artists in the world. Each year there are awards going to 37 categories including Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short in over 20 different styles of animation from 2D, 3D, Hand Drawin, Painted, Watercolor, Sand, Paper, Experimental, Stop-Motions, VFX, and more.
The festival is expected to screen over 250+ award wining short and 5 feature-length animated films from over 103 countries including Oscar® Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Emmy® and Grammy® wining artists from around the world. The festival and expo also includes VR experiences, live animation demonstrations, character and model sculptors, animation panel discussions, seminars, and educational programming will be held in conjunction with an international poster contest. 

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In 2018, the 5th edition of WoFF aspires to bring more audiences, filmmakers and industry professionals together, creating a platform to exchange ideas, showcase their work and most importantly talk on film and new trends in the industry, women filmmakers of today and independent film production in Europe, the US and beyond. Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers, women directors and eastern European cinema in our three main sections, First Features, The Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema, respectively.

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 New Media Film Festival

June 12 -14, 2018

Announcing - JEFF BRIDGES Legendary Actor & Producer of upcoming documentary "Living in Futures Past" 2018 Recipient of the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award at the New Media Film Festival Opening Night, June 16, 2018*

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New Venue James Bridges Theater - Los Angeles CA

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Saturday & Sunday June 16-17 2018

12:30pm - 10:30pm

New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.
Each entry is considered for Screening in a state of the art theatre, The Landmark, owned by Mark Cuban and/or Competition and/or Distribution $45,000.00 in Awards will be given out. Each programmed content is in consideration for a Best of Category, Audience & Grand Prize Award.

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SCIFI WORLD

Filmfestivals com has an eye for SciFi: check our fantastic selection

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CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. This is Maurice Heems' first feature film. A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish. &.. 
 

 

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

"Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the...
 

Planet In Focus calling! Canada's largest environmental film festival held in Toronto each year

The 19th annual Planet in Focus film fest has launched their submission call. Visit bit.ly/PiF2018 for details and to submit your film today! Do you have a film about the environment or our connections to it? Submit to the 19th annual Planet in Focus festival by April 20th. Learn more at bit.ly/PiF2018   ...
 
 

1° International Cinema Contest about Forests

  Open call - CINEMA CONTEST Montagna Italia Association, within the framework of the 1° th World Forum on Urban Forests, index the 1st International Cinema Contest about Forests. The event will take place from 28th November to 1th December 2018 in Mantova. The themes are: Forests of the world Urban Forests of the world The goal is to speak of forests and Urban Forests using visual language, allowing the public to discover these re...
 

Call For Entries XVII Baikal International Film Festival “People and Environment”

  The submission of entries for participation in XVII Baikal International Film Festival “People and Environment” n.a. V. G. Rasputin, will be held from 14 till 18 of September 2018 in Irkutsk, has been opened. The Festival “People and Environment” was conceived by the organizers as a film platform which gives the possibility to think about complicated relationship between human and nature. The Festival program includes contest screenings of documentary and p...

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ANIMATION CALLING

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Animation Day in Cannes scheduled for May 15

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2018 EDITION We are happy to welcome you to the 4th edition of our event in Cannes May 15th, promoting Animation and Animators @ center stage of the biggest film event in the year. Submit a short to ANIMAZE DAZE COMPETITION Enter the Catalog and Who s who in Animation in Cannes Promote a Work in Progress at the Palais Screening of Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries: Paid promo plans exist please contact bruno@filmfestivals.com Submit to Montreal Intern... 
 

Christina Miller, president of Turner’s Cartoon Network...will keynote in Annecy

       Keynotes, Work in Progress and Studio Focus… discover the big names in the animation industry at the 2018 Annecy Festival. An overview of the programme…     Keynotes Hear from animation VIPs who have made names for themselves through their careers, hits and visions. This year, the Festival will...
 

Cartoons on the Bay Masterclasses will be: CANADA, LÀSTREGO & TESTA, UBISOFT MONTREAL, JORDAN WEISMAN and GARY GOLDMAN

Registrations are open for the five Masterclasses that will take place at the Cinema Ambrosio in Turin during the 22nd edition of Cartoons on the Bay. The protagonists of this year's Masterclasses will be: CANADA, LÀSTREGO & TESTA, UBISOFT MONTREAL, JORDAN WEISMAN and GARY GOLDMAN.   or more information on the program and how to register, visit our website www.cartoonsbay.rai.it  in the MASTERCLASSES section.   Cartoons on the Bay Rai Com Ph. +39 0633...
 

FMX 2018 announces Jim Button | The Netflix Original The Rain

 
FMX 2018 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media April 24-27, Stuttgart/Germany, Haus der Wirtschaft Ludwigsburg/Germany, March 27, 2018. From the German fantasy production Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver and the Netflix original The Rain through the latest software tools to the production management behind the scenes of VFX and animation projects – FMX 2018 covers animation, VFX, games and immersive media. Moreover, on April 6 the FMX 2018 App will be releas...
 

The Annecy selection of TV and Commissioned Films is online!

54 TV and Commissioned Films Following the previous announcement of Short Films, the official selection enters a new stage with: • 23 TV Films • 31 Commissioned Films, in which ecological and cultural concerns have a strong presence. The official selection of Feature Films in Competition and Out of Competition will be announced at the end of April in the press conference taking place in Paris. ...
 

 

Punto y Raya launches the PyRTV platform

NEW PYRTV PLATFORM Punto y Raya presents the broadest online Archive and Resource Centre devoted to Abstract Film, Animation and Live Performance. It comprises information from the origins to the latest releases in the genre, with continuous updates.   FILMS Explore titles and watch online ARTISTS Discover the creators COLLECT...

Animation Day in Cannes is calling See you all May 15 in Cannes

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The objective of the Animation Day in Cannes is to facilitate the promotion of Animation during the Cannes Film Festival which does not traditionnally offer a window for animators besides the likes of Pixar or Disney.  Animaze – LeMiaff and filmfestivals.com decided in 2015 to take on this mission and provide a place for networking, fun, and promotion. 2018 will be our fourth and best edition, taking place May 15 during the Cannes Film Festival and Market. We look forward to ...
 

MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 

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MIAFF is bursting into its 5th edition and will be a spectacular 5th year birthday party! Call for entries are now open so take advantage of early bird rates until October 14 For festival strategy and consultation contact Animation Calling today! With hundreds of submissions from all over the world MIAFF 5 will be screening your film alongside  an ANIMAZING party to boot!     
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Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in th eHorror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"      CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive,... 
 

Catherine Corcoran receives 'Best Actress' nomination at 'Hexploitation Film Festival.'

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    Following the Los Angeles premiere of 'Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume II,'  Catherine Corcoran receives 'Best Actress' nomination at 'The Hexploitation Film Festival'  for her performance in said film.     The Hexploitation Film Festival  (previously ' Fright Night Theatre') is th...
 

 

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DOC FESTS CALLING

Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our fantastic selection

"Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environ...  
 

Submit your Docs to the 21st UNAFF, which runs between October 18-28, 2018 in Palo Alto : Theme is tomorrow

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21st UNAFF CALL FOR ENTRIES SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 21st UNAFF, which runs between October 18-28, 2018 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University.    UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights, the environment, refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, children, universal education, ...

East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film, is open for submissions.

  East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film, is open for submissions. Submit your film to the largest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe.   Application deadlines for the 15th edition:  Submission deadline for films produced in 2017: March 31, 2018 Submission deadline for films produced in 2018: May 31, 2018 Submission dea...
 

Discover the full programme of Visions du Réel

  FILM PROJECTS: THE 2018 SELECTION       VISIONS DU RÉEL INDUSTRY Film projects: the 2018 selection With its Industry programme, Visions du Réel has been providing for the past 16 years a space to work, for encounters and reflection for documentary professionals: international producers, directors, distributors, inte...

dok.incubator announces participants and films for 2018

selection of the talented filmmakers whose projects will be developed at dok.incubator 2018. We were happy to have received a record number of 101 applications, from all over the world, including dozens of projects from South America, Asia and the United States. It was extremely difficult to choose among them and in the final selection round the committee placed a huge emphasis on the variety of the films.   Please check out the selected participants and films HERE ...

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Cannes Classics to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey

  Cannes Classics to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in Cannes, with world premiere of a 70mm print of the director’s 1968 masterpiece, introduced by filmmaker Christopher Nolan.   Cannes Classics will host the world premiere of an unrestored 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Set for Saturday, May 12, 2018, the screening will...
 
 

The Ultimate Guide to MEFCC 2018

  Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the Middle East’s largest popular culture and entertainment festival? Here’s your sneak peek at just some of the action set to take place next week in Dubai World Trade Centre!   EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY… From Iron Man to Black Panther, it’s been 18 movies and an entire DECADE of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and you can experience it at MEFCC. Head on over to the Marvel 10 Year Anniversary stand, t...
 

The Vail Film Festival will open its 15th edition with the Colorado premiere of Sun Dogs on Thursday, April 5, 2018

 
Films star: Allison Janney, Melissa Benoist, Michael Angarano, Ed O'Neill, Jason Mantzoukas, Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer, Tony Revolori, and Ron Livingston The Vail Film Festival will open its 15th edition with the Colorado premiere of Sun Dogs on Thursday, April 5, 2018. This is the feature directorial debut for Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison, already in production on her next project, Fabled, a TV movie. Sun Dogs was written by Anthony Tambakis, who wrote Warrior, where Mor...
 

Behind Closed Doors, a new initiative for Sydney emerging storytellers

Writers and producers keen to carve out a career in the film industry can now apply for Behind Closed Doors, a new initiative run by  Writers and producers keen to carve out a career in the film industry can now apply for Behind Closed Doors, a new initiative run by CuriousWorks and supported by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Ideas Program, that connects emerging storytellers in Western Sydney with some of the industry’s most experienced creative talent.  The purpose o...
 

From On High selected to play opening night of Festival de Cortos La Fila!

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"From On High" will represent the USA on the opening night of the 22nd annual Festival de Cortos La Fila in Valladolid, Spain, April 16-20, 2018. The film is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-olds Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. The film was helmed/written/produced by Dawn Westlake and shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was written/recorded by 2016 Peer Raben...
 

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Cut Off' by Jowan Carbin 

Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, Clive follows Trevor, a former professor to his country home on the bayou in Cut Off, LA to gain a new perspective.  While Trevor helps Clive deal with his demons, Clive is sucked into a mission to kill.

 

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CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems USA India Thriller Science Fiction 79 minutes

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A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish.

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LIVING AMONG US by Brian Metcalf  - Vampire Found Footage Thriller Ocober 2017 80 minutes

A family of Vampires hire some filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results.  STARRING: John Heard (Home Alone), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You).

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

 

WORLD PREMIERING AT SANTA BARBARA FESTIVAL - THE HOME OF JEFF BRIDGES

Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weave evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind. 

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LITFP Selected to play in 11 International Festivals in April

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Look at the busy travelling schedule in the USA for Susan Kucera this coming month of April! PS she is also filming in the same time! Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival Philadelphia, PA April 6 - 8 
American Documentary Film Festival Palm Springs, CA April 6 – 12
International Television & Film Awards NAB Las Vegas April 7 - 12 
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DEAD ON ARRIVAL D.O.A. by Stephen Sepher - Thriller  - USA  - June  2017 -  96 minutes

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Emmy nominated Billy Flynn stars in an ensemble cast as Sam Collins, a pharmaceutical sales rep who visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. He finds himself in a dark world of sex, corruption and murder as he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, with less than 24 hours to live, Sam turns to a local girl Jesse. Their path leads to a voodoo priestess who only confirms Sam's doomed fate. On the run, caught in a deadly vertigo with no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the Mob and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

Inspired by the 1950 classic noir thriller D.O.A. 

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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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The 1st Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival will take place in both NYC and Paris between September 9 to 16

  The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival is an annual festival held in the two of the most exciting cities in the world New York City and Paris. Every film selected for screening in the festival will be shown in both cities one week apart.  Submissions are now open for the NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival! ...
 
 

The Irish Film Festival has announced its program for 2018 for Sydney and Melbourne

4TH ANNUAL IRISH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAM FOR 2018 The Irish Film Festival has announced its program for 2018 for Sydney and Melbourne with a new documentary by US Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney leading the charge. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland and the Irish Film Festival marks this occasion with four new films which examine the legacy of ‘The Troubles’, the sectarian conflict ...
 
 

Polishing up Polish Cinema

Easter comes early to the not-so-United Kingdom this year, and so has KINOTEKA which has brought for its 16th annual Edition a  cornucopia of features, shorts and documentaries of Polish provenance or connection,  as well as events, exhibitions, Master Classes (with  Krzystof  Zanussi, a true master of film-making returning from Warsaw to present his  very first feature The Structure of Crystals, made in 1969, and to discuss his work in the ICA),Workshop...
 

Call For Entries 2018

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Film submissions are now open! We are interested in any kind of short or feature film that is queer, radical, feminist, political, revolutionary, sex-posi- tive, provocative, critical, experimental, animated, artistic, innovative, progressive or documentary. There are no restrictions as to genres, formats, length or year of release. English subtitles are required for all non-English or non-German films. For the film viewing we only accept digital copies, submitted as ...
 

Full schedule for the 2018 Cinedelphia FIlm Festival!

Announcing the full lineup for the sixth annual Cinedelphia Film Festival!  The CFF is programmed in-house by the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), running April 12-30, and this year centered around the theme of "spirituality, the occult, and outsider thought".  From pagan celebrations to a family-friendly monster dance party, this year's CFF is mo...
 

The full programme of films and events for the 17th East End Film Festival has been unveiled.

Mark your calendars. East End Film Festival returns next month.   ...
 

13th edition of Meetings on the Bridge, organised within the scope of the 37th Istanbul Film Festival on 6-13 April 2018

 
The 13th edition of Meetings on the Bridge, organised within the scope of the 37th Istanbul Film Festival on 6-13 April 2018, brings filmmakers from Turkey and the neighbouring countries together with professionals from the international industry. While providing an opportunity for filmmakers to hold the first international presentations for their new film projects at Film Development Workshop and Neighbours Platform and films in post-production at Work in Progress, it also aims to pave the way...
 

Entries are now being called for the 12th Byron Bay Film Festival!

As 2018 marks the 12th edition of the BBFF, we’re planning and looking for great films to highlight at the festival and at our huge outdoor Full Moon beachside screenings. I have attached some information as a link regarding the festival with the idea that it might be of interest to some of your readers, friends or colleagues. Our festival aims to champion the work of talented filmmakers and to give those attending the very best experience that we can    www.bbff...
 

The 16th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces Jury and Additional Programming

      THE 16th ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES HOSTS A MASTER CLASS WITH KUNAL NAYYAR, ANNOUNCES JURY, AND ADDS WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING   Nayyar will sit down to discuss his career path, and offer advice to the next generation of artists The festival will host world premiere screening of Tamil thriller MERCUR...
 

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Increases Grand Jury Numbers and Percentage of Women by Double Digits.

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards  has announced the 2018 Grand Jury. The TV & Film competition jury recruitment process is still underway, with a jury member increase and an increase in the percentage of women by double digits to just under 40 percent.   Known for its powerhouse jury comprised of prominent international broadcast and film industry executives, the New York Festivals 2018 TV & Film Grand Jury of 198 members to date represents...
 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and sub-festivals open submissions and announce a new competition programme

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF), Youth and Children’s Film Festival Just Film and PÖFF Shorts have opened submissions for the 2018 edition. The 22nd edition of PÖFF, running from November 16th to December 2nd, will see a major change in one of the three competition programmes of the festiv...
 

8th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-18

8th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-18, India To mark the birth anniversary of father of Indian Cinema India’s only independent and most reputed film festival announcing-Call for Entries: Feature Films | Shorts Films | Animation | Documentary | Music Videos | Ad Films Submission deadlines: Regular deadline: 05 April 2018 Late deadline: 10 April 2018 Festival date: 30 April 2018 Key Highlights: Film Screenings | Film Market | Screenplay incubation | Master Classes | Networkin...
 
 

Calgary Underground Film Festival celebrates 15th Birthday

AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN to open the festival    15 years after the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) first launched, Western Canada's biggest genre festival presents its boldest and most eclectic lineup yet.    “I remember the day we started this festival and our vision was to grow within our means, screen provocative, boundary-pushing independent film, build a solid community, and to really make sure we were creating a festival as fans, for f...
 

18th Nippon Connection Film Festival First Program Highlights

 
  May 29 to June 3, 2018, Frankfurt am Main More than 100 films from Japan / New program section NIPPON DOCS / Diverse supporting program From May 29 to June 3, 2018 the eighteenth edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival will take place in Frankfurt am Main. With more than 100 short and feature length films, it is the biggest festival for Japanese film worldwide, offering a varied and exciting insight into Japanese cinema. About 60 filmmakers and artists from Japan are present t...
 
 

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2018

Though the New York Sephardic community is relatively small its film festival has been staged for the last 21 years presenting programs which promote the broad differentiated culture of  global Sephardic communities, emphasizing their history, tradition and the issues they face. The 2018 edition was held from March 5-15 at New York’s Center for Jewish History with a full schedule of cultural programs as well as feature and short films. The principal sponsor of the fes...
 

BZN International Film Festival: An Overview

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Bozeman Film Celebration is dedicated to understanding diverse points of view and is in the vanguard in restoring media literacy among our youth. The BZN vision is to highlight movies that make a positive impact on audiences—stories that showcase the best of the human spirit while inviting a call to action. We champion films that educate and enrich while they entertain: documentaries, indies, comedies, features and shorts that make our cut must be intelligent and thought-provok... 

 

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In 2018, for its 50th anniversary, French directors’ guild – SRF will honour Scorsese with a Carosse d'Or

An exceptional day with Mr. Scorsese Cannes, May 9th / Théâtre Croisette 2:30 pm : screening “MEAN STREETS” originally presented at Directors’ Fortnight in 1974 followed by a CONVERSATION with Martin Scorsese AWARD CEREMONY during the Opening night of the 50th Directors' Fortnight   The Carrosse d'Or Award has previously been remitted to: 2017 Werner HERZOG 2016 Aki KAURISMAKI ...
 

Ursula Meier, President of the jury of the Caméra d'or

 

This year’s Caméra d’or Jury will be headed by a representative of the new generation of filmmakers. Along with six fellow professionals, the Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier will select the best first film presented in the Official Selection, the Semaine de la Critique and the Directors' Fortnight.   Ursula Meier is a filmmaker who quest...

Meet Sara Driver, Lizzie Borden...the women filmmakers of the East End Film Festival 2018

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Interview with Director Andrew Peat on "SCOTCH: A Golden Dream" (2018)

Director Andrew Peat American director Andrew Peat's debut documentary 'SCOTCH – A Golden Dream' (2017)' follows some of the most important personalities in the world of Scottish whiskey (aka “Uisge beatha,” Gaelic for “water of life”) as they tell the story of the world of Scotch, past present and future; some of the scotch industry legends featured are Richard Paterson, Jim McEwan and Glasstorm, whose bottles hold rare whiskeys which sell...
 
 

Interview with Alexei Barrionuevo on 'WAITING FOR THE DROP: Rise of the Superstar Djs' (2018)

Alexei Barrionuevo Argentinian/American filmmaker Alexei Barrionuevo's debut feature doc 'WAITING FOR THE DROP: Rise of the Superstar Djs' (2018) follows the fascinating modern EDM (Electronic Dance Music) movement from the early 90s through its rises and falls to present day. The film travels to exotic party 'it' locales around the world including Ibiza, London, Miami and Las Vegas. The film's legendary DJ Superstar guests include: Paul Oakenfold, Sebastian Ingr...
 

Cinando Job Search opened, 31 posts as of today!

Companies looking to recruit new talents can post job offers in the international environment of Cinando. Already 31 posts (and growing fast) since it opend a few days ago.     Cinando – the premier network website for the global film industry managed by Marché du Film/Festival de Cannes – has launched a new online service, Cinando Job Search, an innovative online tool referencing job offers in the industry.   This worldwide tool has ...
 
 

The theorist Nicole Brenez and the filmmaker Eugène Green will teach the courses of FILMADRID 2018

  Nicole Brenez, one of the most prestigious theorists in Europe will lead the “FILMADRID Seminar” in which she will address the political implication of the use and reuse of images in different moments of the History of Cinema.   Brenez’s course, “Stories of images, political issues”, will take place from 13th to 15th June in   the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid.   Th...
 
 

A Tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini from the 17th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival

    Tiburon International Film Festival proudly is holding a tribute in honor of the great Italian poet, and filmmaker, Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the most talented, controversial, intelligent, and daring filmmakers of his generation. We salute Pasolini and pay our homage with a new documentary titled The Isle of Medea, directed by fellow Italian filmmaker Sergio Naitza.     ...
 

Production Design on “Isle of Dogs”: A Chat with the Fantastic Mr. Paul Harrod

Paul Harrod says one of his favorite sculptors is August Rodin. It’s not a name you’d imagine getting love from the Portland co-production designer of Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs. But considering that the visuals of this phantasmagoria jointly styled with Adam Stockhausen are a breakthrough in the art form, it’s no wonder the virtuosity behind them involved the study of a master. Harrod’s more direct influences came from stop-motio...
 
 

How Harvey Made Sexual Harassment Personal, Not Business, TWC & #RoseArmy Backfire

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When Harvey Weinstein turned 66 on Monday, March, 19, his battered old haunt The Weinstein Company (TWC) also made headlines seeking bidders to shield itself from bankruptcy court. This is six months after the sexual harassment scandal broke wide. Specifically they announced a “stalking horse bidder,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, like we’re all supposed to know what that means. Basically it’s a favored bidder out...
 

Serge Toubiana announces Record-breaking success for the 2018 edition of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

 
  The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema held its 23rd edition this year at New York's Lincoln Center (at the Walter Reade Theater) from March 8 to 18. The 2018 film selection attracted over 9,000 spectators—record attendance figures (a rise of 10% over last year), thanks no doubt to the diversity of the lineup, the high profile artistic delegation, and a dynamic promotional campaign boosted by social media. This year, we also welcomed younger audiences due to a new initiative ...

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

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'Super Ciné Battle', les listes ultimes du cinéma, par les chroniqueurs D. Andreyev et S. Bouley, à paraitre le 11 avril 2018

Super Ciné Battle   Daniel Andreyev, Stéphane Bouley   Super Ciné Battle, est LE podcast qui établit le classement «  ultime  » du cinéma à partir des listes envoyées par ses auditeurs. Il décrypte le meilleur et le pire du cinéma avec humour et sans aucune concession. Les auteurs explorent les films et les acteurs qui ont marqué le cinéma inter...
 
 

Le 34e Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique dévoile la programmation de son édition qui se tiendra du 13 au 22 avril

  Du 13 au 22 avril 2018 Le 34e Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique, présenté par Québecor, en partenariat avec Royal Air Maroc, Transporteur officiel, est fier de dévoiler la programmation de son édition 2018 qui se tiendra du 13 au 22 avril à la Cinémathèque québécoise. Durant 10 jours, le Festival présentera 88 films de 33 pays, dont 15 premières internationales, 52 pr...
 

Serge Toubiana dresse son bilan des 23èmes Rendez-vous du cinéma français de New York

 
Edito Les Rendez-vous du cinéma français, dont c’était la 23e édition, se sont déroulés au Lincoln Center de New York (la salle du Walter Reade Theater), du 8 au 18 mars 2018. La programmation a attiré plus de 9000 spectateurs, et la diversité des films programmés, la qualité de la délégation artistique et une communication dynamisée sur les réseaux sociaux auront permis de faire de cette &ea...
 

Créée en 2008, l’agence VIP BELGIUM fête ses 10 ans cette année lors d'un gala Ciné-Arts au Majestic le 13 mai.

  Cette année, VIP Belgium fête ses 10 ans.    Actrice incontournable dans le secteur de l'événementiel en Belgique et à l’étranger, concentrant l’essentiel de ses activités sur le développement et la mise en place de fêtes privées, galas, évènements d’entreprise et soirées caritatives. Depuis ses débuts, VIP BELGIUM s’est d&eacu...
 

Les cinémas Gaumont Pathé accueillent le Fifa Tour 2018 !

Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé renforcent leur partenariat avec EclairGame, la nouvelle solution de divertissement eSport au cinéma du Groupe Ymagis, avec l'extension des compétitions du tournoi Fifa Tour 2018 dans les cinémas Pathé Carré de Soie à Vaulx-en-Velin, Gaumont Montpellier Multiplexe et Gaumont Wilson à Toulouse en complément du Pathé La Villette à Paris.   A l'instar des CinéSession...

Scorsese recevra son Carosse d'Or à l'ouverture de la 50e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

En 2018, pour son 50e anniversaire et la 50ème édition de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, la SRF est fière de saluer un cinéaste d’exception et une source d’inspiration intarissable  Martin Scorsese. Une journée exceptionnelle lui sera consacrée à Cannes le 9 Mai / Théâtre Croisette. Au programme la projection à 14h30 de “MEAN STREETS” (Révélé à la Quinzai...
 

Cannes Classics célèbre les 50 ans de 2001: L’Odyssée de l’espace

Légende photo :  2001 : L’Odyssée de l’espace © Warner Bros.     Cannes Classics célèbre le 50e anniversaire de 2001 : L’Odyssée de l’espace. Christopher Nolan présentera à Cannes en avant-première mondiale une copie neuve 70mm conforme à l’originale du chef-d’œuvre de Stanley Kubrick sorti en 1968.   Cannes Clas...
 

Ursula Meier Présidente du Jury de la Caméra d’or 2018

Légende photo : Ursula Meier © Raphael Zubler   L’une des représentantes de la nouvelle génération de cinéastes sera à la tête du Jury de la Caméra d’or. Entourée de six professionnels, la réalisatrice suisse Ursula Meier désignera la meilleure première œuvre présentée en Sélection officielle, à la Semaine de la Critiq...
 

Election des membres du Conseil d’Administration du Festival International du Film de Cannes

 
L’Assemblée générale du Festival International du Film de Cannes a procédé le 13 février 2018 à l’élection de 16 membres de son Conseil d’Administration, qui compte 28 membres (12 membres de droit et 16 membres élus).   35 votants, issus de l’Assemblée générale, devaient élire 16 membres. Ont été élus : ...
 

Découvrez le programme complet de Visions du Réel

  PROJETS DE FILMS: SÉLECTION 2018   VISIONS DU RÉEL INDUSTRY Annonce des projets de films sélectionnés Au travers de son programme Industry, Visions du Réel assure depuis seize ans un espace de travail, de rencontre et de réflexion aux professionnels du documentaire: producteurs, réalisateurs, distributeurs, vendeurs inter...

 

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