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Sundance Dailies Berlin Previews and Highlights from the Festival Circuit Volume 711 -

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Exodus to Shangai - Meet the team in Berlin


The cast and crew will be attending Berlinale with a screening in the Market Feb 12th at 7:00 pm Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie, Potzdamer Strasse 2. Join us at the Marriott (260) to discuss sales and festival selection Chinese consul in Vienna saved thousands of Jews with visas to escape to Shangai. A true story.  The film is entering the festival circuit FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION  
Marriott 260 February 11-18 you are welcome to join us and enjoy free cocktails betwwen 4 and 8 pm.
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Montreal Int Animation Film Fest August 18-21. Animaze Seeks Animation at Berlinale 2016 - Let's Meet!

Please note Animaze 2016 edition Montreal will be taking place August 18-21, 2016. Animaze is happy to attend Berlinale 2016 seeking feature length animation film, shorts, as well as interactive projects for our festival in August 18-21 in Montreal Quebec Canada. Films with more than 35% VFX (excluding credits) are also welcome to submit. Please contact us via email to set up a meeting: Submit your film here:  FILMFREEWAY  

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SUNDANCE DAILIES  January 21 - 31, 2016 

Thunder Road Wins Sundance Short Films Grand Jury Prize

   (L-R) Maman(s), Credit: Sundance Film Festival; The Procedure, Credit: Jacob Rosen; Thunder Road, Credit:Jim Cummings. Sundance Institute announced today the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 72 short films selected from 8,712 submissions, went to Thunder Road by director and screenwriter Jim Cummings. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Park City, Utah; full video ...

Cinema Café: Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer @ Sundance Film Festival 2016

Joshua Oppenheimer and Werner Herzog at Sundance Film Festival's Cinema Café. A daily series of informal chats rounds up special guests for thought-provoking discussions. #cinemacafe Cinema Café guests have included Louis CK, Barbara Kopple, Spike Lee, Roger Corman, Julie Delpy, Nick Hornby, Dave Grohl, Walter Murch, James Marsh, Gaspar Noé, Steve Coogan, Samantha Power, Parker Posey, Ice-T, and many more. So bring your questions and an open mind. ...

Sundance Film Festival 2016: watch the Video of Day One Press Conference with Founder Robert Redford

  kick off the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with Festival Director John Cooper, Executive Director Keri Putnam, and Robert Redford   Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam during the Day One Press Conference  Photo: Calvin Knight ...

2016 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Competition LOVESONG A FILM BY SO YONG KIM

LOVESONG  A FILM BY SO YONG KIM           Actors Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Riley Keough  (The Girlfriend Experience, Mad Max), Brooklyn Decker (Grace and  Frankie), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color) and Rosanna Arquette    Director/co-writer So Yong Kim and co-writer/producer Bradley Rust  Gray.   SYNOPSIS:   Using the poetics of naturalism and minimalism in lieu of explicit dialogue and...

World Premiere of Tim Sutton's DARK NIGHT at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival - Sun. 1/24

2016 Sundance Film Festival NEXT Section     DARK NIGHT         Writer/Director: Tim Sutton    Actors: Robert Jumper and Anna Rose Hopkins  Composer: Maica Armata  Producer: Alexandra Byer  Executive Producer: Jonathan Gray   WHEN:         Sunday, January 24th, 2016  Press Check-In Time: 7:50pm   Press Line Begins: 8:20pm  Press Line Ends:  8:45pm   Screening...

CAMERAPERSON, the Visual Memoir By Acclaimed Documentary Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson Premieres in Sundance

CAMERAPERSON A Bold Interrogation of the Power of the Camera  By Director & Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson   Downloadable Poster:        What does it mean to film somebody? What effect does it have on them - and what does it have on you? Kirsten Johnson is one of the most notable cinematographers working in documentary cinema today, having shot Citizenfour, Happy Valley, Fahrenheit 911, The Oath, The Invisible War, and dozens of ...

SLAMDANCE'16 (Beyond Program) MY ENEMIES

  Online screeners available for review and interviews          Screening times at Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street, Park City, UT January 25th, 2016 7:45PM- Gallery   January 26th, 2016 10:00PM- Ballroom       MY ENEMIES is US premiering at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Starring Louise Marleau (THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE), Frederic Lemay (LOUIS CYR), Hubert Prou...

Jeremy Saulnier's Fiendishly Effective Thriller Green Room Plays at Sundance Film Festival in Spotlight Section

GREEN ROOM    Jeremy Saulnier's Fiendishly Effective Thriller Opens April 1 from A24  Plays at Sundance Film Festival in Spotlight Section  A punk band on the road find themselves besieged by neo-Nazis in a backwoods Oregon club, in this brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat and Imogen Poots, from the director of the cult hit BLUE RUIN. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain't Rights are fin...

The Fits premieres in Sundance 2016 | NEXT

North American Premiere Sundance 2016 | NEXT  THE FITS Written + Directed by Anna Rose Holmer Starring Royalty Hightower, Makyla Burnam + Inayah Rodgers     "Beguiling" - VARIETY   "Captivating" - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER   "Sweat, blood, and dancing" - INDIEWIRE   "Royalty Hightower, gives a commanding, physical performance" - VANITY FAIR   ...


Cast: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Olivia Bond Francisca has been unfazed by death from an early age—her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form. Shot in crisp black and whit...

KIKI, NYC's Voguing scene, Sara Jordeno's feature debut (U.S. Doc Competition)

A dynamic coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative artform that is voguing, KIKI offers riveting and complex insight into the daily lives of a group of LGBTQ youth-of-color who comprise the "Kiki" scene, a vibrant, safe space for performance created and governed by these activists. Following members of the scene as they prepare for and perform at exuberant Kiki ba...

Actress Daisy Ridley has signed on as an Executive Producer for the Sundance Premiere film THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

ACTRESS DAISY RIDLEY SIGNS ON TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE SUNDANCE PREMIERE FILM “THE EAGLE HUNTRESS” Daisy Ridley, star of the current blockbuster STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and hero to young women everywhere, has signed on as an Executive Producer for the Sundance Premiere film THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, as announced by Morgan Spurlock, executive producer for the film. Ridley joined the team after seeing a cut of film and felt she was obligated to do everything within her power to make sure...
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Rotterdam 27 January – 7 February 2016

Beyond Sleep: opening film IFFR 2016

ID Check: Themed programme for  IFFR

IFFR presents: This Is Where Reconstruction Starts

CineMart completes line-up for 33rd edition

Rens Muis designed the campaign for The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016


Line-up and jury Hivos Tiger Awards Competition IFFR 2016

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Berlinale Previews and Dailies February 11 - 20, 2016


30. TEDDY AWARD – The International Jury

The jury of the 30th TEDDY AWARD, which will take place on February 19th in the STATION-Berlin. Nine renowned film makers and festival organisers will choose the laureates from the queer films of the Berlinale in the categories best film, best documentary/essay film and best short. Furthermore, they will award the TEDDY Jury Award. Augustas Cicelis comes from Vilnius, Lithuania, and is the Director and Programmer of Vilnius LGBT* Festival “Kreives”. He has been involved in LGBT* a...

Dutch Features secures rights to acclaimed European feature debut You Carry Me

Dutch Features Global Entertainment (DFGE) has secured the rights to festival favorite You Carry Me, the official Montenegrin entry for the 88th Academy Awards®, and returns to Berlinale’s European Film market 2016 to commence world wide sales for this critically acclaimed film. The award-winning film with female-driven story, received international rave reviews and was nicknamed the European cousin of Paul Haggis’ Crash. Filmmaker Ivona Juka’s feature film debut...

New films from ITN at EFM 2016

  NATURAL SELECTION 110 min. HD. 2016. Complete.  Cast:  Katherine McNamara (IMDB #12, Star of ABC Family's and NetFlix's Shadowhunters, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Anthony Michael Hall  (Netflix's War Machine with Brad Pitt, The Dark Knight, Foxcatcher),  Catherine Missal (Vacation), Amy Carlson (CBS' Blue Bloods, Law & Order), Mason Dye (Lifetime's Flowers in ...

EFM Industry Debates 2016

EFM Industry Debates 2016: Producers as Entrepreneurs, the Boom in High-end TV Series in Europe, and Korea’s Growing Influence on South East Asian Cinema   Now in its tenth year, the EFM Industry Debates is again focussing - in three panel discussions with top experts - on current issues in the film and media industry. The debates are being presented for the fifth time by the IFA, the leading global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, and official partner of t...

International Forum of New Cinema gives Inertia International Premiere

Claudia Landsberger, Baseworx For Film and Timothy O'Brien, Oration Films are proud to be partnering to represent Idan Haguel's first feature Inertia in the Berlinale Forum. Taking place by the shores of the Mediterranean, Inertia is a deadpan surrealist and blackly comic examination of a woman's identity crisis - utterly modern yet timeless in it's exploration of the impact of dreams and desires.    Synopsis: Mira is a woman trapped in a dull life - alienated ...

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SOY NERO by Rafi Pitts in Competition at Berlinale

Rafi Pitts' new feature film SOY NERO will celebrate its world premiere in Competition at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2016. SOY NERO marks Rafi Pitts' third time in Competition at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2006 his film IT'S WINTER was selected for Official Competition and in 2010 he attended the Berlin International Film Festival with THE HUNTER in Competition again.   Synopsis: Nero is running in the desert. He is trying to es...

K5 line-up @ EFM

New Title     Paterson   A wry comedy which chronicles the challenges of work and love and observes the quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life, and the poetry evident in its smallest details. Genre Comedy Director/Writer Jim Jarmusch Cast Adam Driver Golshifteh Farahani ...

Memento Films International @ EFM

  BERLIN EFM Screening Schedule      NEWS FROM PLANET MARS by Dominik Moll Berlinale Official Selection - Out Of Competition with François Damiens,Vincent Macaigne & Veerle Baetens   Sunday, 14th –  9:30 am > Cinemaxx 8 (Market Screening - Buyers Only) Monday, 15th –  11:10 am > Cinemaxx 5 (Market Screening - Buyers Only)       THE FREE WORLD by Jason Lew U.S. Dramatic Compe...

The Yellow Affair @ EFM

Miira Paasilinna and Chris Howard of The Yellow Affair will be attending EFM this year   NEW RELEASES THE YARD (Berlinale Forum) A single father and peripheral poet loses his job as a literary critic when he reviews his own book. With no formal education, he ends up at a car trans-shipment hub. He becomes an outcast, a nameless stranger with a five-digit number. Personal morals are pitted against the demands of fatherhood in an escalating conflict that is ultima...

Watch out for our reviews of Berlinale Classics by Alex Deleon

The Road Back von / by James Whale. Quelle / Source: NBC Universal Archives & Collections © Universal Pictures  The Berlinale Classics series of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival will present premieres of six films, two German and four international productions, five of them world premieres. Heiner Carow’s semi-autobiographical film Die Russen kommen (The Russians are Coming, GDR, 1968) is set in the waning days of World War II. For 16-y...

‘THE MINE’ to feature @ EFM

THE MINE, a pacey probing story with heavy topical relevance, is set for its market premiere at this year’s EFM. The film has a stellar Finnish cast and is beautifully shot in the exotic north of Finland. THE MINE is also selected for the Dragon Awards Competition in Gothenburg.           CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER THE MINE, an env...

"Attack of the Lederhosenzombies" @ EFM 2016!

check out  "Attack of the Lederhosenzombies”! Our long-awaited Alpine zombie flick will be screened at the EFM: Tuesday Feb. 16th at 12:45, CinemaxX Studio 19 Don’t hesitate to contact a meeting with our Sales Manager, Yannick Rudynski:   For Festivals contact our Festival Manager, Octavia Peyrou: EastWest Filmdistribution will be attending the EFM at booth ...

European Film Market 2016 – new edition of the successful “EFM Startups” platform showcases European innovation

  The latest edition of “EFM Startups” will be held on February 15 and 16, as part of the European Film Market (Feb 11–19, 2016). The joint initiative of the EFM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Startup Germany e.V. was launched to great success in 2015.   The call for participation went out Europe-wide for the first time in 2016. Ten selected startups from Berlin, Norway, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands and Belgium will i...

Premiere Ent. @ EFM

CURRENT TITLES     FALL GUY   GENRE:  Action   DIRECTOR:  Kevin Carraway   PRODUCERS:  Angelica Montesano   CAST:  Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Paz Vega (Grace of Monaco)   SYNOPSIS:  A cab driver with a gambling debt accepts a job to transport a valuable briefcase, and gets in over his head whe...


FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL invites you to email us for a EFM 2016 meeting. Let us know your preferred date and time (from Feb. 10th- 16th), so we can introduce you to our Fantastic NEW titles: THE BROKEN KEY (with additional name cast and new trailer); DEX HAMILTON AND THE DOOMSDAY SWARM; LUGGY; AROUND THE WORLD ON A FLYING WINDMILL; THE CUSHION; BIGI AND FRIENDS (TV series).  We will also introduce a number of other new titles at the market. A...

‘THE YARD’ to feature at Berlinale

THE YARD, a compelling Swedish drama about a fallen poet lost in the mundane world of unskilled work, is to feature at this year’s Berlinale in the Forum Section (see screenings below). This follows its selection as opening film in Gothenburg (selected in the Dragon Awards Competition).    The Yellow Affair     A single father and peripheral poet loses his job as a literary critic when he revi...

Doc drama Putin Forever @ EFM

PUTIN FOREVER? ORIGINAL TITLE: PUTIN NAVSEGDA? 2016, DCP, 93 min., Russian CATEGORY: Documentary  COUNTRY: Russia  PRODUCTION : Independent documentary project BUDGET : $2 000 CREW Director : Kirill Nenashev Screenplay : Kirill Nenashev Cinematographer : Kirill Nenashev Producers : Maria MuskevichThe day before Vladimir Putin’s inauguration, a march takes place on Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square – a protest...

Screen Media @ EFM - 2016

Screen Media @ EFM - 2016 THE ASIAN CONNECTION  (Complete) 2015 - Action/Thriller Director: Daniel Zirilli Cast: Steven Seagal, Michael Jai White   Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang'...

Generation 2016: Opening Films, Juries and Special Screening The Diary of Anne Frank

Opening Films: Dreamy Girls and Women Power The competition Generation 14plus will celebrate its opening with the international premiere of the Australian production Girl Asleep, from Rosemary Myers. The director will present her film on February 12 at 7.30 pm at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), together with the film’s female lead. Bethany Whitmore plays the role of Greta in the film, a young woman who takes a deep dive into a bizarre and dangerous dream world full of odd creature...

Berlinale Special Series 2016

Anders Hove, Esben Dalgaard, Stine Schrøder Jensen, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Peter Plaugborg, Hanne Uldal und Maria Rossing in Splitting Up Together Brand-new series from Denmark, Britain, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and the US will round off the Berlinale Special programme at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. This year’s selection once again provides a good look at the creativity and variety of forms evident in series production.       &nbs...


Communal Experiences – Initiatives for Refugees during the Berlinale

When the Berlin International Film Festival was launched 66 years ago, there were millions of German refugees and traumatised displaced persons in Europe. The festival made a point of fostering understanding, tolerance and acceptance. Since then, it has always been responsive to current events in society – not only with the film programme, but also with many complementary activities.   Last year 79,034 people sought refuge in the German capital (source: Berlin Senate department of...


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Short Film Connection

A short film community dedicated to providing resources and listings for short films and short film festivals. The goals of the current version of the site are:

1. to provide entertainment and information for film lovers Anyone who loves to watch movies and short films can easily find entertainment on SFC. Our site has handpicked some of the best films on the web

2. to provide useful resources for short film producers and festival organizers For short film producers SFC not only provides a platform for promoting your work, but also lists hundreds of film festivals to which your film can be submitted.

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Golden Trailer Awards May 4

Early Bird Deadline: Friday February 5th, 2016


"Call for Entry is NOW open at
Trailers, Teasers, Posters, Video Games, TV Spots, Radio Spots, Innovative Theatrical Advertising & More
Important Dates:

Regular Deadline: Friday March 4th, 2016
Late Deadline: March 18th, 2016
Show Date: May 4th, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA
Show Tickets on sale February 1st, 2016"


The Wiper Film Festival 
April 6 – 8, 2016

Early Bird January 31, 2016


The Wiper Film Festival is the premiere online film festival and includes an NYC screening. Your work will have the opportunity to be seen by more than 18 millions users around the globe.

There is no fee to submit and have your work considered. There are cash grants for Curator’s Choice and Fan Choice winners in each category. Wiper also provides free advertising and promotion budget to its top films. Submit your feature and short length work today!

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NYC Indie Film Fest 
April 27 to May 1, 2016!


Regular Deadline January 31, 2016


NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. During the 6th Annual Festival we gave away prizes with a total cash value of over 28,000 USD. All screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

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Hollyshorts Film Festival
August 11 – 20, 2016



Early Bird deadline February 5, 2016


The 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference/Film Market, scheduled for August 11-20, 2016 at the world famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, is now accepting submissions.  HSFF, 4 times named to MovieMaker Magazine “Top 25 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” lists, has featured over 400 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Sofia Loren, Bill Plympton, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Felicia Day. 

In 2015, HSFF awarded over $150,000 in prizes, including $60,000 in post services for Best Short, Director, Music Video, Cinematography, VFX, and Commercial, and $15,000 Grand Prize cash .

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WoFF: World of Film International Festival 
September 29 – October 2, 2016

Regular Deadline March 31, 2016

In 2016, WoFF returns for its third edition with great energy and ideas, generated from a wonderful 2015 festival.

Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers and female directors in our two main sections, First Features and The Female Perspective, respectively.

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New York Festival's World's Best Television & Films April 16, 2016


Deadline extended


New York Festival's World's Best TV & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Dedicated to both the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today's global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent: Animation, Comedy, Corporate, Drama, Documentary, Feature Films, Movie Trailers, Music Videos, News, Promos, Reality TV Drama, Sports, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress, Special Event, Innovation, Technical Production Team, CSR, Best Screenplay, Video Art, and Best Host.

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Animaze 2016 Montreal International Animation Film Festival  August 18th - 21st, 2016.

Submit by April 30, 2016

Montreal  International Animation Film Festival FESTIVAL DATES June 2-5 2016 Montreal Canada Le MIAFF! is a people's film festival and industry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology.  All genres and forms are welcome. Awards & Prizes Software and other award prizes. Visibility in our travelling shows in Berlin, Cannes, Annecy, Glasgow and more. Check 2015 fantastic programming on the website.

The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 8 to 17, 2016


In partnership with

Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

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Exodus to Shangai


Exodus to Shanghai tells a story of two brave lovers, Fannia and Bruce, who stand up to the Nazis and fight against their evil. With the help of music, martial arts and wisdom, they make their escape to Shanghai on the Orient Express, saving many Jews along the journey.   Together with Dr. Ho, the Chinese Consul in Vienna in 1938, who helped thousands of Jews to flee Vienna and escape to Shanghai with free Exit Visas, they make their Exodus to Shanghai.   A Dead Nazi is a Good Nazi.

Trailer I Synopsis I A film by  Anthony Hickox I Produced by Michel Adam I Exodus to Shangai's blog | Website I Ask a screener I @ Mariott 260 Feb 11-17  

Paranoid Girls For Oscar Consideration

Paranoid Girls Comedy by Pedro del Santo is qualified for Oscar selection running for best film, best original song...

Ana, Paula and Veronica become fascinated by modeling and the life that it offers. Yet, they gradually begin to discover the dark side of fashion hidden behind the fame and glamour of the spotlights. The women experience downfall as they engage with an antagonistic photographer who drags models into a high stakes abyss of danger. The women learn to value friendship over the lures of fashion pitfalls and enjoy life's simplicities in the end.


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Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 

over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart (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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Rooted in Peace by Greg Reitman


ROOTED in PEACE, 97 minutes - 2015

Documentary by SUNDANCE alum GREG REITMAN (Sundance Audience Award Winner for fhis first documentary 'Fuel')

Starring: Deepak Chopra, Donovan, Mike Love, David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Pete Seeger, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence".

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Get Happy by Manoj Annadurai 


Feature Feel Good Movie  - World premiered in Montreal World Film Festival Winner best romantic comedy in Manhattan Fest

Charlie Kane can’t catch a break. He grew into a man who expects the worse out of life and gets it. But that changes when, by chance, he meets a bright, sunny sprite of a woman named Holly who turns him from a dour drip into someone finally allowing himself to be happy.Then a bus flattens her before Charlie eyes. Charlie opts for suicide but can’t even successfully give up on life. Left with no other choice, he adopts Holly’s ethos of positivity and just decides to be happy... by ignoring all the bad things in life. But his cynical best friend isn’t buying Charlie’s new-found happiness and sets out to save Charlie by making him miserable again. 

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Exodus to Shangai has Festival World Premiere at Fantasporto following the Market Premiere at EFM


Fantasporto one of the leading Genre Festivals in the World will have a special screening of Exodus to Shangai on March 3rd at 9 pm in an hommage to Peace and Understanding Between Humans Called Fantasporto for Peace!   Anthony Hickox the director was thrilled and told Mario how much he loved his festival. "Dear Mario  I've always wanted to go to your fest! I've won Avoriaz and Brussels Fantastic etc. never yours!!! Hahaha  I will be really happy to come and ...

Michel Adam Films at EFM 11-18 February 2016 Screening Invite


25th Anniversary NY Jewish Film Festival How to Win Enemies Premiere

By Maria Esteves – January 25, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival 2016 (NYJFF16) N.Y. Premiere of HOW TO WIN ENEMIES (COMO GANAR ENEMIGOS), directed by Gabriel Lichtmann was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 21st followed by a Q&A session with director Lichtmann, moderated by digital marketing associate Alexander Hunt, Film Society of Lincoln Center. Questions posed to Lichtmann by Hunt included: The film's...

Why SPOTLIGHT Is Front Runner, #OscarsSoWhite, The Big Five & A Contentious Award Season

by Quendrith Johnson, (Awards Intelligencer, 1/19/2016) If Oscar-winner Sean Penn can go interview El Chapo, then the state of journalism really is in trouble — oh, nevermind, this is just indicative of how movie people perceive and interpret the craft. A cocky Penn goes on CBS with Charlie Rose to call out those who ‘don’t think I’m a real journalist,’ while having committed a de facto ethical violation of the profession by grandsta...

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Sacramento French Film Festival has Winter Shorts screenings featuring Cesar nominees

THE Sacramento French Film Festival PRESENTS the 9th WINTER FRENCH SHORT FILM SCREENING Featuring the 2016 CÉSAR NOMINATED SHORTS   Saturday, March 5, 2016 – Doors at 6pm / Films at 7pm On the Big Screen - Crest Theatre   PROGRAM   §  2016 César Nominated Short Films   It is Awards Season in France, too! The 9th Winter French Short Film Screeni...

MIFF starts tomorrow in Mumbai, screenings in 9 other cities too

MIFF starts tomorrow in Mumbai, screenings in 9 other cities too The 14th edition of Mumbai International Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films, popularly known as MIFF, will be held between January 28 and February 03, 2016. MIFF, which began as BIFF (Bombay International Film Festival), became MIFF when the city had a change of name. The biennial festival, restricted to Documentary, Short and Animation Films, with some rare or restored features thrown in, is organised by the F...

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The Oscar controversy / boycott

Lifetime voting rights reframed; new governor seats added and committees restructured In a unanimous vote Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse.  The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of...

#OscarsSoWhite... Again! Spike Lee alerts the Academy


Quendrith Johnson our LA based correspondent commented and alerted us about the letter Spike Lee just published on his official instagram profile. He is one of the many voices who stood up saying the selection did not take enough account of diversity. He notices with anger that "For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White"... read his full statement below. Jada Pinkett Smith ...

Gil Robertson, President of African American Film Critics Association react to this years Oscar nominations

Academy President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and Gil Robertson, President of African American Film Critics Association react to this years Oscar nominations which included no black actors in any category. USA TODAY ...


Statement from Academy President Cherryl Boone Isaacs answering all voices erupting against exclusion of diversity


ACADEMY PRESIDENT CHERYL BOONE ISAACS "I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees.  While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership.  In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membershi...

Congratulations to the winning Filmmakers of Maine Outdoor Film Festival 2015!

  Stratton, Maine filmmaker Mercedes Mehling, right, won the first Broke and Stoked Video Contest with her film MH&T TRAIL CREW. She is pictured with colleague Jaime Mastrorio   2015 MOFF AWARDS Broke and Stoked Contest (Maine amateur outdoor adventure short) MH&T TRAIL CREW by Mercedes Mehling (at right in the picture above) of Stratton, ME Best Short NATURE-RX, PART 2 by Justin Bogardus of Colorado Best Short Feature CIRCUMNAVIGATING LAKE CHAMPLAIN ...

Xavier Giannnoli's Marguerite and latest Despleschin My Golden Days lead The French Cesar nominations

Cesar Awards nominees BEST FILM Dheepan, dir: Jacques Audiard Fatima, dir: Philippe Faucon The Measure Of A Man, dir: Stéphane Brizé Marguerite, dir: Xavier Giannoli Mon Roi, dir: Maiwenn Mustang, dir: Deniz Gamze Erguven Standing Tall, dir: Emmanuelle Bercot My Golden Days, dir: Arnaud Desplechin BEST DIRECTOR Jacques Audiard for Dheepan Stéphané Brizé for&n...
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Exodus to Shangai - A personal story for Michel Adam


Michel Adam wrote and produced Exodus to Shangai and shared with the reasons behind his involvement! “The movie is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who died last year. She was a musician who fell in love with my father in Vienna during the war and they eventually ended up in China after having crossed all of Siberia. I had heard many epic stories of their dramatic lives and escape to safety and knew it was meant for the big screen. I felt I had to tell their st...

Exodus to Shangai - The Director Anthony Hickox


Anthony "Tony" Hickox was born in 1959 and comes from a family of filmmakers. He is the eldest son of the director Douglas Hickox and Academy Award-winning editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia...) and elder brother of editor Emma E. Hickox and James D.R. Hickox. He is also the great nephew of Lord J. Arthur Rank who controlled the British film industry for many years. After starting as a club promoter in London he came to LA ...

Exodus to Shangai - Meet Dr Ho Consul General for China stationed in Vienna from 1938 to 1940


Consul Ho's daughter, Manli Ho and son Ho Man-To receive the Righteous award in honor of their late father at Yad Vashem from Commission for the Designation of the Righteous   2008 Washington DC, USA Dr. Ho’s commemorative plaque Dr. Ho was the Consul General for China stationed in Vienna from 1938 to 1940 Against the instructions of his supervisors in Berlin, the Chinese ambassador Dr. Ho issued nearly 10,000 Visas for Jews to leave to Shanghai: here is one of them below....

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Film or Festival? How Short Film Connection can work for you


HOW IT WORKS First off, welcome to SFC! Our mission is to become the most comprehensive and feature-rich short film website possible. We need your help to build our community and achieve our goals, so read this page and discover how you can benefit from and contribute to our site! WHAT CAN THIS SITE DO FOR ME? The goals of the current version of the site are: 1. to provide entertainment and information for film lovers Anyone who loves to watch movies and short films c...

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.


Marguerite et Trois souvenirs de ma Jeunesse en tête des nominations aux Cesar

Meilleur espoir feminin Lou Roy-Lecollinet dans Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse Diane Rouxel dans La tête haute Zita Hanrot dans Fatima  Sara Giraudeau dans Les bêtises Camille Cottin dans Connasse, princesse des cœurs Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle Michel Fau dans Marguerite Louis Garrel dans Mon roi Benoît Magimel dans La tête haute André Marcon dans Marguerite Vincent Ro...

Les Adieux de Serge Toubiana à l’occasion de la fin de son mandat de directeur général de La Cinémathèque française

Et vogue le navire par Serge Toubiana à l’occasion de la fin de son mandat de directeur général de La Cinémathèque française Ce sont mes derniers jours à La Cinémathèque française en tant que directeur général de cette institution. Frédéric Bonnaud, dès le 1er février 2016, assumera pleinement cette fonction. Tout au long du mois de janvier, nous avons passé lui et mo...

Exposition Gaumont sur la ligne RER D, le premier train démarre le 28 janvier à 15h

C'est sur les rails, à bord d'un train de la ligne D, au cœur même du réseau francilien, que le public découvrira une rétrospective sur 120 ans d'histoire du cinéma.   Affiches de films, photographies de stars et appareils cinématographiques prendront place à l'intérieur de deux rames de la ligne D pour offrir une promenade itinérante à travers le 7ième art.   120 ans de ...





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