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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 dates moved forward to 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 PREVIEWS  January 21 - 31, 2016
Opening today!

Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers


Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the...
2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE  A film by Robert Greene  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 - MONDAY, JANUARY 25     What does it mean to tell somebody else's story? In this ingenious blend of documentary and psychological thriller, Robert Greene (ACTRESS) follows Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, LISTEN UP PHILIP) through her creative process as she prepares for her next, tragic role: Christine Chubbuck, a Flori...

UNCLE HOWARD Directed by Aaron Brookner World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival (US Documentary)


Watch the Trailer:  Featuring: Howard Brookner, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, James Grauerholz, Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Brad Gooch...

Werner Herzog's premieres his new documentary LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD in Sundance


Werner Herzog's new documentary LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD. The film is premiering this Saturday (1/23) at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.    TRT: 98 Minutes About the film: Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. Presented by NETSCOUT, a leader in service assurance and cyber security, Werner Herzog explores – in a playful ye...

Wendi Murdoch at Sundance 2016 for the opening World Premiere documentary of SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG



Uber partners with Airbus for Sundance helicopter rides


Uber has already taken over the roads in most major cities. Now it’s getting ready to take over the skies this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  The San Francisco company is partnering with aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group SE for a pilot program that will let Sundance attendees hail a helicopter ride from the Uber app. ...

Sundance 2016: WEINER, An Inside Look at the Disastrous NYC Mayoral Campaign of Anthony Weiner, Has World Premiere in U.S. Docum


2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION WEINER     Thrilling, Wild Inside Look at an Unprecedented Political Meltdown Has World Premiere at Fest; Film Recently Acquired by Sundance Selects & Showtime Films     With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, as he mounts his New York City mayoral campaign, WEINER is a thrilling look inside his impending political meltdown. What begins as an unexpected comeback from being a...

Six European films receive FSS at the Sundance Film Festival


Land Of The Enlightened by Pieter-Jan De Pue Promotional campaigns for six European films are being boosted with Films Sales Support (FSS) from European Film Promotion (EFP) at this year's Sundance Film Festival (January 21 - 31, 2016). Dedicated to the discovery of new independent cinema from around the world and as gateway to the North American market, the Sundance Film Festival is one of the important festivals in the US. €25,000 towards sales compa...

Kim Snyder's Powerful Witness to A Small Town in the Aftermath of Unthinkable Violence Has World Premiere at Fest


2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION NEWTOWN Kim Snyder's Powerful Witness to A Small Town in the Aftermath of Unthinkable Violence Has World Premiere at Fest     There are no easy answers in Kim A. Snyder's searing new documentary NEWTOWN - no words of compassion or reassurance that can bring back the 20 children and six educators who lost their lives during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Instead, Snyder gives us exclus...

World Premiere of KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival


2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL  U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION "KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE" WORLD PREMIERE  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 Temple Theatre 3700 North Brookside Court  Park City, UT Attending: ctress/Subject Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience), director Robert Greene, cinematographer Sean Price Williams, producers Susan Bedusa and Douglas Tirola, co-producers Bennett Elliot and Danielle Rosen, executive producer Christos V. Konstantakopo...

Portals at Sundance Film Festival Connects Characters Around the Globe


Global art initiative connects individuals in one-on-one conversation Portals, a global public art initiative connectingpeople in live, full-body dialogue, will connect characters in Park City to others in Havana, Cuba; Isfahan, Iran, and Mexico City, Mexico during the Sundance Film Festival from January 22-26, 2016. The Portal will be located at the Airbnb Haus, where local characters from around the world can share their stories with one another. Portals are g...

Sundance Film Festival London brings forward dates to 2-5 June at Picturehouse Central


As the 2016 Sundance Film Festival kicks off on today, Thursday in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., Sundance Institute and Picturehouse have adjusted the previously announced 2016 dates for the Sundance Film Festival: London to 2 – 5 June at Picturehouse Central. The festival will feature the international and UK premieres of films from the 2016 edition of the renowned Sundance Film Festival.   Clare Binns, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at Picturehouse, comments: “P...

Meet the misfits of BRAHMAN NAMAN! | Sundance 2016


MEET THE CHARACTERS OF BRAHMAN NAMAN World Premiere Section: World Dramatic Competition Directed by Q. Written by Naman Ramachandran Cast: Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Sid Mallya, Vaiswath Shankar, Chaitanya Varad, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy   We'd like to introduce you to the colorful characters of BRAHMAN NAMAN. It’s the 1980s and Naman (Shashank Arora, star of Cannes hit TITLI) is a know-it-all nerd driven by the whims of his raging hormones. Heading up...

Women Make Movies at Sundance Film Festival 2016



BGP At Sundance 2016


FIGHT VALLEY  (Action; Fighting) Now available for international licensing Action MMA film FIGHT VALLEY!   Featuring the TOP UFC Female Fighters including: Holly Holm - UFC Bantaweight Champion Miesha Tate - #1 Contender & Challenger for the Cham...

Slamdance premiere for OH, I GET IT Documentary exposing the challenges facing queer comedians in the world of stand-up comedy


Seattle directors Sara McCaslin and Danny Tayara will be premiering their latest short film OH, I GET IT     The short doc takes issue with the ...
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Rotterdam 27 January – 7 February 2016

Unique international live cinema event enters second year with five films in more than forty cinemas

ID Check: Themed programme for upcoming 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

Beyond Sleep: opening film IFFR 2016

Spectacular Closing IFFR 2016: The Childhood of a Leader

Line-up and jury Hivos Tiger Awards Competition IFFR 2016



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Berlinale Dailies February 11 - 20, 2016 


Berlinale: Panorama 2016 Complete:

Indignation / Panorama 2016 USA 2015 DIRECTOR: James Schamus Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon © Winesburg Productions, LLC.     Opening Films of Main Programme and Panorama Dokumente, Strong Showing from Latin America, and Films from Korea and China   The selection for this year’s Panorama is now complete: 51 films from 33 countries have been picked, of which 17 w...

Forum Expanded Berlinale 2016 – The Programme is Complete


Muito Romântico / Forum Expanded 2016 DEU/BRA 2016 DIRECTOR: Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn © Distruktur   The Forum Expanded team has now finished the selection process for this year’s programme. 49 artistic works have been invited, including 32 films of different lengths, 15 installations, one lecture performance and a reading. The exhibition at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg will open on February 10 already, one day before the Be...

Chi Raq by Spike Lee joins the Berlinale 2016 Competition


Chi Raq by Spike Lee joins the competition The Competition of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 18 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears (see also press releases from December 4 and 11, 2015, and January 11, 2016). 19 films are world premieres.   The following countries are participating in the entire programme: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the Neth...

“CoPro Series”: Seven international series projects to pitch at the Berlinale Co-Production Market


On February 16, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is hosting the second edition of its exclusive “CoPro Series” event: seven selected series projects will be looking for co-production and financing partners. Among the selection are The Illegal from Canada, a dystopian story by author and director Clement Virgo (The Book Of Negroes) and the Danish miniseries Lucky Per, which will be directed by Academy Award winner Bille August (Night Train To Lisbon). These are joined by the German ...

NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema: out of the Amazon onto the Perennial Ice


With mixed feelings this year’s NATIVe is saying goodbye to last year’s focus on Latin American and welcoming in the Arctic as next year’s geographical focus. In the 2016 NATIVe programme, which will bridge the gap between the two editions, one film will represent each of these regions. They will provide the impetus to carry on the journey into the far north. “Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge of nature and their observations of dramatic changes in the ...

Forum 2016: Making Experience Tangible


Akher ayam el madina | In the Last Days of the City Forum 2016 EGY/DEU/GBR/ARE 2016 / DIRECTOR: Tamer El Said Khalid Abdalla © Zero Production The 46th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 44 films in its main programme, of which 34 are world premieres and nine international premieres. This year’s Special Screenings will be announced in an additional press release.   One regional focus of this year’s programme is the Arab region. Films sho...

Berlinale Special 2016


Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.   Gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with many prominent guests expected to attend.   The presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again include moderated discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings.    This year eight films have been invited to partic...

Teddy is 30! Berlinale' OFFICIAL Queer Award celebrates shorts, docs & features


30 years of Teddy The only official LGBTIQ (in short, queer) film prize at an A-festival in the world is celebrating its 30th anniversary: the Teddy Award. An offshoot of the Panorama, the prize has been awarded since 1987 in the categories Short Film, Documentary and Feature to works relevant to queer culture. Eligible every year are films from all of the Berlinale sections. Meanwhile, the award has achieved international signific...

Berlinale Generation 14Kplus MELLOW MUD by Renārs Vimba


110 min, Latvia, color, 2016, Latvian with English subtitles, world premiere Director Renārs Vimba and actress Elīna Vaska (above) are available for interviews In his strong debut feature MELLOW MUD, Latvian director Renārs Vimba carefully handles the delicate theme of coming-of-age of a teenage girl. Living in the muddy fields of the Latvian countryside with her grandmother and her younger brother Robis, Raya (17) faces the bittersweet pleasure of fir...




MK2 Acquires Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu’s ‘Mrs. Hyde’


Mrs. Hyde a film by Serge Bozon Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Romain Duris Black comedy – France – French Mrs. Géquil is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels decidedly different... Now will M...

Asian entertainment company Huanxi will invest $50 million in MUBI


Curated streaming video on demand service MUBI forms Joint Venture (“MUBI China”) with Asian film producer Dong Ping’s Huanxi Media Group Limited (“Huanxi”), to launch the popular video streaming model in China this year.   The prominent Asian entertainment company Huanxi will invest $50 million in MUBI, with a view to launching the curated video on demand service across China in 2016.   Following a highly successful 2015 for MUBI, with global partners...

Premiere Entertainment line up at EFM 2016


Premiere Entertainment will be attending Berlinale next month and would like to meet with you.  Our initial lineup is below. CURRENT TITLES   FALL GUY   GENRE:  Action   DIRECTOR:  Kevin Carraway   PRODUCERS:  Angelica Montesano   CAST:  Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding)   SYNOPSIS:  A cab driver with a gambling debt accepts a job to transport a valuable briefc...

Cardinal XD line up @ EFM


  SEE YOU IN VALHALLA   Starring:  Sarah Hyland, Steve Howay, Odeya Rush, Bret Harrison   After the bizarre death of her brother, Johana Burwood must return home after four years to face her quirky family, including her estranged dad, her two competitive brothers and various significant others. The family is uncomfortable with each other at first, and their inner turmoil manifests itself in quarrels and outright fights. Johana is forced to face some secrets from h...

Hotel Dallas will celebrate its world premiere at the 66th International Film Festival Berlin 2016


Hotel Dallas (Romania/USA, 2016), the film debut of Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang, will screen in the Panorama Documents section of this year’s Berlinale. Playfully mixing fiction and documentary, the filmmakers explore the influence of a TV show on a society in upheaval. The film takes Patrick Duffy, star of the American TV series Dallas, on a magical mystery tour of Romania, from the communist 80s into the present.    Directors: Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang Cast: Pa...

EastWest new films @ EFM 2016!


    EastWest Filmdistribution is getting ready for Berlin! Check out latest acquisitions that will be screened at the EFM '16          Attack of the Lederhosenzombies by Dominik Hartl   2015, Austria; Zombie, Comedy; 77 minutes Original Language: English Cast & Credits     Headline for synopsis   The snowboarders Steve, Branka and Joschi are left be...

The German SHOOTING STAR Jella Haase


Photo Jella Haase: © Debora Brune This morning, the European Film Promotion (EFP) announced the names of the 10 young European acting talents who are to be honored as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2016 at the Berlinale. The German actress Jella Haase was selected as one of Europe's best talents. The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2016 were chosen in Hamburg by an international expert jury which included the German film critic Tobias Kniebe among its m...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Coming of Age and the Fear of the Future


Oktay Inanç Özdemir und / and Hussein Eliraqui in Meteorstraße / Meteor Street von / by Aline Fischer © Maurice Wilkerling Leuchtstoff Project Meteorstraße to Open the Programme   With twelve films, including eight full-length films as well as four medium-long fiction and documentary films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2016 is now complete (see press release from Dec 21, 2015). The programme will open with the fiction film Meteorstraße (Meteor...

Berlinale 2016 10th Culinary Cinema: Make Food Not War


“Make Food Not War” is the motto of the 10th Culinary Cinema, which will be held from February 14 to 19, 2016.   “War is not an appropriate means for solving problems such as racism, poverty or climate change. The cuisines of the world are better suited to this task. Food connects people and hospitality contributes to international understanding,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick about the slogan.   The programme of the 10th Culinary Cinema will presen...


Berlinale Classics: Presenting six newly-restored films from Germany, Japan, Taiwan and the USA


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-year-old Günter Wal...

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> PARTNERS FESTIVAL NEWS offers the best short films that you want to watch and the best film networking opportunities (see or register for free in our networking community at The discover film short film competition is focused on finding the most entertaining short films according to our film making community and panel of expert judges. Selected films will be screened at a London cinema in April 2016 with an exclusive red carpet networking event. We have awards including professional subscriptions, mentoring opportunities (production, marketing, distribution) as well as fantastic publicity from our media partners and the opportunity to meet investors.

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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

Earlybird Deadline January 17, 2015


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


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.

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

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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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Joy, Review: Mop to the Top


Joy, Review: Mop to the Top Is it possible to watch a film based on a true story and feel that some of the scenes are unreal, artificial or contrived? It is. Probably more so, when the writer/director takes liberties galore with the original story and tries to universalise it, adding smart anecdotes and witticisms where honest narrative might have worked better. Joy is one such example. It’s a genre-defying tale, and that’s welcome. Half-baked plot points and half-hearted characte...

MyFrenchFilmFestival: Here we go!


Murders and tears, laughs and kisses—that’s what awaits you in our 6th edition of Nicolas Winding Refn officially opened the 6th edition of Felix Van Groeningen, director of the high-voltage The Misfortunates and the magnificent The Broken Circle Breakdown, and Persépolis, Valérie Donzelli, director of Marguerite et Julien, and All About Them by Summertime by Sand Castles by Henri Henri by Telefilm Canada) Who said French-language films didn'...

"The Hateful Eight"' Quarantino No. 8


<< In the dead of a Wyoming winter a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection if nefarious characters>> Tedious Bloody Bullshit with nice Winter Scenery This was my first film of 2016, viewed on January  14th in Budapest at the Művész Art Cinema with Hungarian subtitles. It opens with a big yellow caption announcing that this is Quentin's EIGHTH film --Presented with their Customary enormous Bad Taste by the...

The 33, Review: Deep, Down, Dark, and Die-hard


The 33, Review: Deep, Down, Dark, and Die-hard A Chilean-Colombian co-production, The 33 (Los 33 in Spanish) has a Mexican director, Puerto Rican and the son of Guatemalan immigrants as two of the writers, American, British, Irish, French, Brazilian and Filipino members in the cast, and even more nationalities in the production. This is what we can call an international ensemble film, in the real sense of the world. It is an almost true reproduction of a mining disaster that trapped 33 miner...Digital Gym


Live cinema performance at Mirror Mountain 2015


One of the highlights of our 2015 festival was the live performance by rock group Scattered Clouds and filmmaker Roger D. Wilson and his bike-powered 35mm projector! See the whole album at: See video of the entire performance here:  

MyFrenchFilmFestival starts tomorrow!


You've waited a whole year for the return of the world's leading online film festival... Well, the 6th edition of the festival is finally here!   Over the past year, MyFrenchFilmFestival has been gearing up to offer you your fill of brand new feature films and short films! With its oh-so-French lineup full of punch and glamour, you won't be disappointed! You'll have the chance to watch a rich offering of films ranging from shorts that highlight the...

Highlights on Göteborg Film Festival 2016


Göteborg Film Festival opens January 29, 2016 and runs till February 8  Top Photo: The Ex-wife ©Daniel Takacs – work in progress 2016   From Nollywood to the Nordics  In ...

CIFF now an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films


The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has named the Calgary International Film Festival a qualifying festival for the Best Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film awards.   The recipient of CIFF's annual Best of Shorts Award is now eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®, without the standard theatrical run that a film typically needs to qualify for an Oscar® nomination.   “...Digital Gym



The Oscar controversy / boycott

#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...

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


by Quendrith Johnson   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 grandstanding for Ro...

2016 awards


During the 2016 Mirror Mountain closing ceremony, awards will be given in the following categories: BEST FILM  BEST DIRECTOR  BEST SCREENPLAY  BEST PERFORMANCE  BEST LOCAL FILM All selected films are automatically in consideration for one or more awards in all relevant and appropriate categories. For more information on award sponsors, prizes, and last year's list of nominees, visit: ...

The Argentinean Film JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso Wins the Cinema Tropical Award for Best Latin American Film of the Year


Viggo Mortensen in Jauja   INVASION (Panama) for Best Documentary Film IXCANUL (Guatemala) for Best First Film MALA MALA for Best U.S. Latino Film Pablo Larraín (THE CLUB, Chile) for Best Director, Feature Film Betzabé García (KINGS OF NOWHERE, Mexico) for Best Director, Documentary Film   New York, NY, January 20, 2016. The Argentinean film Jauja by Lisandro Alonso starring Viggo Mortensen was the winner of the top award for Best Latin American Fil...

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® “By the Numbers”


The style and décor of the 22nd Annual® Screen Actors Guild Awards® is the very definition of elegance. Delicate chandeliers flourish over the audience and stage like sparkling clouds, while the stage is outlined by gleaming tubes of steel that suggest futuristic organ pipes. A pair of majestic Actor® statues on pedestals stand sentry over a giant center screen, which is framed in additional sleek silver. Far upstage a fiber-optic stardrop curtain provides a celestial twinkl...

My Internship in Canada has been voted winner of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award


The 10-day celebration of Canadian cinema, screen talent, and creativity came to a close last night with Toronto audiences crowning Philippe Falardeau’s political satire their favourite pick from the festival’s 10 feature films.   Running January 8–17 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival attracted a record audience for its 15th edition, presenting an engaging lineup of events including screenings of the 10 best feature and short film...

Recipients of SFFS Producer Fellowships


Innovative Fellowship Program Designed to Cultivate the Best Independent Producers From All Over the World and Bring Them to the Bay Area to Work on Their Next Projects The San Francisco Film Society has announced the latest recipients of SFFS Producer Fellowships, which are designed to highlight the producer's craft by providing tangible assistance to emerging filmmaking talent. Now in its s...

88th Oscar Fact Sheet


88th OSCARS® FACT SHEET 88th Oscars Information Number of features eligible for Best Picture this year (88th Oscars, 2015) 307 Number of features eligible for Best Picture last year (87th Oscars, 2014) 320 Number of countries submitting foreign language films 80 Number of voting members 6,261 (as of 12/3/15) Number of ushers / ticket takers inside the Dolby™ Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® 60 Number of Red Carpet fan bleacher seats 745 Number of people who work...

88th Academy Awards® nominations revealed


Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 14). Del Toro and Lee announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by Boone Isaacs and Krasinski for the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT, at the live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars® website, Gym


New Book by Emanuel Levy: Gay Directors, Gay Films?... Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters


Gay Directors, Gay Films? Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters Emanuel Levy       This is an impressively informative treatment of five prominent gay directors who represent a wide range of differences within the gay spectrum. Levy’s background in gay cinema, independent cinema, and traditional Hollywood cinema make him the ideal author for this significant and original study.”   —Molly...

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....

Interview with Fernando Bolaños on VIAJE (2015)


VIAJE (2015) by Costa Rican director Paz Fábrega follows the story of Luciana and Pedro after they meet at a party. Young and adorable, their chemistry is magnetic; it appears they have always known each other. In the early hours of morning, Pedro remembers he has to travel; on a whim, he invites Luciana to join him. She decides to go, and these two strangers embark upon a stunning journey together that changes them both. Shot in black and white, the film is a lyrical road journey about...

Legendary Filmmaker Oliver Stone to be Honored Lifetime Vision Award @ 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival


Sun Valley, ID– Oliver Stone, Academy Award®-winning writer and director, will be honored with the Lifetime Vision Award at the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival, (SVFF), March 2-6 in Sun Valley, Idaho, presented by Zions Bank. Stone has been credited with writing and directing over 20 full-length feature films, earning him a well-respected place in cinematic history for some of the most influential and iconic films of the last two decades. The SVFF Lifetime Vision Award pays ...

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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...

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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.


Le NIFFF dévoile l’affiche et deux programmes inédits de sa 16ème édition


Le Festival International du Film Fantastique de Neuchâtel, qui se tiendra du 1er au 9 juillet 2016, présente en primeur l’affiche de sa 16ème édition. L’occasion de révéler deux programmes inédits que le public pourra découvrir cet été au NIFFF: la rétrospective EL DORADO consacrée au ciném...

FICA - Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie de Vesoul: la 22ème édition dévoile son président


PRESIDENCE  Le 22ème FICA –Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie de Vesoul (3-10 février 2016) sera placé sous la présidence du Jury du grand réalisateur coréen Im Sang Soo (Le Vieux jardin, The Housemaid, L’Ivresse de l’argent, …). Il sera entouré de Mania Akbari, réalisatrice et actrice (Ten) (Iran), Nan Achnas, productrice... est un concept inédit qui a pour but de mettre en lumière la jeune génération de cinéastes français et qui permet aux internautes du monde entier de partager leur amour du cinéma français. Pour sa sixième édition, le festival revient avec de nouveaux films, de nouvelles plateformes partenaires et des lancements en salles dans plusieurs territoires. Unifrance a organisé une magnifique soi...
  L’Institut français félicite l’équipe du film Mustang qui concourt pour l’Oscar du Meilleur film en langue étrangère. Sa sélection confirme le succès de l’Aide aux cinémas du monde, dispositif de soutien essentiel à la coproduction avec la France et la diversité cinématographique mondiale, créé en 2012.   Musta...

Relation Image et Son au Balzac - Dans le cadre de la 13ème édition de La Semaine du Son


Dans le cadre de la 13ème édition de La Semaine du Son Relation Image et Son  Vendredi 22 janvier 2016 de 19h à 22h Lieu : Cinéma le Balzac, 1 rue Balzac 75008 Paris 19h  Mot d’accueil de Christian Hugonnet, président de La Semaine du Son 19h15 Jean Segura, journaliste, cinéphile et collectionneur de musiques de films : Quelques réflexions sur le mariage « Image et Musique dans l’art cinématog...

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 06/01/2016 au 12/01/2016


 S 1 LES 8 SALOPARDS SND 759 450 634 1198 759 450 1 2 STAR WARS: EPISODE 7, LE REVEIL DE LA FORCE ...




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