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The Film Festivals Days Conference starts this week end in Pula Croatia

LOCATION FFD takes place in the conference center of Hotel Park Plaza Histra, Pula (Croatia). The hotel is situated in the Verudela Bay, with a beautiful view on the Adriatic sea. The hotel is 13 km distant from the Pula Airport, 6 km distant from Pula Bus station and 7 km distant from Pula Train station CONFERENCE PROGRAM The educational content is made of 5 learning segments: audience development, festival's collaboration with local communities, visual communications and brandin...


Film Festivals Days Final Program, will participate, cover (and speak)

      FFD 2019 program is out! This will be an event like no other as it is based on the analytics and data to drive change and audience. Without research and scientific data, there is no way to drive artistic development and its expansion. This will start a new paradigm in the industry, trying to fight the aversion to strategy that has been holding back innovation and growth. That is also why we dev...

Bruno Chatelin to speak at Film Festivals Days: Film Festivals’ organizers gathering this fall in Pula, Croatia

Bruno Chatelin with Marijana Co-Founder FFD in cannes preparing the panel !   The international annual conference Film Festivals Days (FFD) comes from the need to study the industry's trends and insights that can power its sustainable future.   There are hundreds of film festivals in the world, several are created each month, and the ones dedicated to short formats are thriving. But, will there be a market space for them a...

ISFMF Nominees Awards ceremony this week end with Film Festivals Days participants in attendance

Crystal Pine Awards on 20 OCT 2019  On Sunday, 20th of October 2019 International Sound & Film Music Festival will celebrate the nominees and winners of it’s 7th edition! The gala event will start at 8:00 pm, at the conference center of the hotel Park Plaza Histria, Pula, Croatia. In the official festivals’ categories the CRYSTAL PINE AWARDS for best original score, best sound in feature film, documentaries and short, and the HORIZON AWARD for b...

Meet the Film Festivals Days Team

MARIJANA KNEZOCI With a master in business administration, Marijana is also specialized in project management. After gaining professional experience in corporate business, she starts her own company specialized for production of events. She is also the executive director at the International Sound & Film Music Festival. Marijana in Cannes meeting with Bruno Chatelin HRVOJE PULJIZ Hrvoje i...

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"The Cave" - Interview with Tom Waller, director

by Emilia Ippolito Within the large Documentary Film section at the 63rd edition of the BFI Film Festival in London this year one in particular caught our attention: The Cave, directed by Tom Weller. The Cave tells the story of the 2018 unexpected rescue of the Wild Boars Thai football team from the Tham Luang Cave. The junior group, who volunteered to descend into those depths, was trapped in the cave with their coach for 18 days during the Monsoon season. An international team planned ...

"Ordinary Love" - Film - Speaking with directors Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn

by Emilia Ippolito In spite of the absence of relevant talents, the 63rd edition of the BFI Film Festival has offered an international audience in London a very interesting and broad program this year. One of the most appealing films is certainly Ordinary Love. Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, this insightful feature portrays a married couple facing Lesley’s long term and maybe fatal illness. Both script and visual conce...

The Irishman - Film Review

by Emilia Ippolito The 63rd BFI Film Festival closed this year with a sensational film: The Irishman, directed by the cinema icon Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro (Frank Sheeran) and Al Pacino (Jimmy Hoffa) in the main roles and Joe Pesci (Russell Bufalino) along with Harvey Keitel (Angelo Bruno) and Anna Paquin (Peggy Sheeran) in minor roles - but just as relevant to its complex narrative. The story is broadly based on Charles Brandt’s biopic I Heard You...

"The Irishman" - Press Conference - LFF 2019 Video

Join us and see our press conference coverage for "The Irishman" closing film for the BFI 63rd London Film Festival. Hosted by Tricia Tuttle, Festival Director, attended by Martin Scorcese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Jane Rosenthal #martinscorcese #robertdeniro #alpacino #theirishman  Why did it take so long to make this project happen, you ve known each other for decades... "We decided we had to do something together, it was it 200...

2019 competition winners announced at 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Monos (2019) And the winners are… The BFI London Film Festival 2019 Competition sections showcase an incredibly diverse range of talent from Britain and across the world; over 60% of the films in Competition across all sections are from a female director or co-director, with 16 countries represented across the producers and co-producers. Building on the success of last year’s new approach, placing audiences at the heart of the awards ceremony, the Competition sections seek to h...

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> BYRON BAY FESTIVAL October 18-27

Australia's largest regional film festival kicks off for 10 days of cinematic bliss, set in beautiful Byron Bay

The festival runs FRIDAY 18 - SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019 Good luck to the festival (J'aimee in Cannes with bruno chatelin) from your friends at Check out the line up of events and VR porogram   ...

Byron Bay Film Festival 2019 opens with Measure for Measure and closes with the Cave: previews from the festival director



Byron Bay Film Festival 2019: a favourite of Filmmakers and Filmlovers, BBFF fuses artistry, entertainment and innovation, enhancing our worldview and collective social dialogue through the power and storytelling of film. BBFF2019 will run from October 18 to 27 2019. "Dream With Your Eyes Open" Festival founder and director J aimee Skippon-Volke speaks to offering some highlights of the program. Check the program ...



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Tribute to Peter Morgan and THE CROWN to have a Gala premiere at AFI FEST

Festival to Honor THE CROWN Creator Peter Morgan With A Tribute To His Career   Season Three Award-Winning Cast to Also Appear    October 17, 2019, Los Angeles, CA — Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will host An Evening With Peter Morgan which will include a conversation with Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning writer and producer in tribute ...

The XR Content Market: Where Do We Go From Here? Immersive Summit at AFM November 9, 2019 | Fairmont Santa Monica

The immersive market is at a standstill. There’s been limited progress on the hardware side and market demand continues to be a challenge. So if you’re a storyteller, producer, financier or distributor in this space, where do you go from here? Do you wait until companies such as Magic Leap, Sony and Facebook finally release devices that are truly consumer-ready? If so, how do you stay afloat? Are there underlying opportunities to pivot to? And as a community, is there a way to rall...

Palatin Media and Mediawan strike SPIDES and EVOLUTION OF DRIVING deal

Palatin Media and Mediawan have announced today a licensee’s deal for the SciFi Event Series SPIDES (8x1h) produced by Palatin Media for the NBCUniversal International Networks, starring Florence Kasumba (AVENGERS, BLACK PANTHER), Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (GAME OF THRONES) and Falk Hentschel (LEGENDS OF TOMORROW).   The agreement provides Mediawan with all rights for SPIDES within French speaking territories after the first window on Pay-TV on Universal.   Set in modern-da...

First AFM in the new role for Daniela Elstner newly appointed executive director of UniFrance

Elstner's nomination was proposed by UniFrance—France's film promotion agency dedicated to supporting the export of French films—and approved unanimously by UniFrance's executive committee on Monday, July 8, 2019.   Born in Germany and a graduate of the Université Paris VII with a master's degree in Modern Literature, UniFrance in 1996. In October 1998 she joined Marg...

American Film Market® Grows Programming and Exhibition to Spotlight Immersive Technology for its 40th Edition

  New Immersive Summit presented by Winston Baker Set for November 9 New XR Space to Showcase AR/VR/MR Content and Technology to Market’s Global Attendees Los Angeles, CA – June 26, 2019 – The American Film Market (AFM®) announced today the addition of programming and dedicated exhibition space to spotlight immersive content and technology for the 2019 market.  AFM will celebrate its 40th edition November 6-13 in Santa Monica, CA. For the AFM’s ex...

150+ Speakers. 50 Sessions. 3 Stages for the AFM conferences

The Largest Motion Picture Conference AFM’s Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops and Presentations will guide you in taking your film from concept to screen while navigating the rapidly evolving industry. Topics cover every aspect of film – pitch, finance, production, marketing and distribution. Hear from Effie Brown, Duly Noted; Floris Bauer, Gunpowder & Sky; Cassian Elwes, Elevated Film Sales; Mark Gooder, Cornerstone Films; Vanessa Saal, Protagonist Pictures; Tony Vassili...

Access Hollywood & The Global Film Industry



One Week Can Change Everything What you know and who you know – both are key to your success in filmmaking. The American Film Market combines both – the knowledge to take your film from concept to screen and the people who can help you achieve your goals. D...


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The 53nd WorldFest Houston Intl Film Festival honoring the 100th year of the genius of Federico Fellin

 Enter the 53rd WorldFest-Houston and be part of history and the future with the oldest fiercely independent international film festival! For our 53rd year, we are honoring the 100th year of the genius of Federico Fellini, with special screenings of his films, including:           LA DOLCE VITA, AMARCORD, LA STRADA & 8 1/2! Entries are now officially open for the 53rd WorldFest-Houston! Offering International Competition in...

Japan Content Showcase 2019 achieved a record number of exhibitors as 405 !!

  The number of registered buyer remains unchanged from the previous year !   “TIFFCOM” is the only film festival in Japan approved by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. As we are approaching our 16th anniversary, “Japan Content Showcase 2019 (JCS)” will be held from October 22nd (Tue) to 24th (Thu), JCS of content market to represent Asia to featuring music, TV, film and animation is combining the three markets for film ...

Inaugural Oklahoma Film + Music Conference: New Heights November 14 and 15

OF+MO will host the inaugural Oklahoma Film + Music Conference: New Heights November 14 + 15 on the 50th floor of Vast in Oklahoma City. This event will feature two days of panel sessions with a wide variety of topics to benefit statewide industry professionals, as well as workshops, networking events and exhibitions. Additionally, this conference will commemorate 40 years of the state supporting an organized Film Commission by recognizing our state’s success and the strides we’ve...

Göteborg Film Festival to Challenge One-Eyed Film Industry by Launching 50/50 Vision and Promising Gender Parity in 2020

     96% of Hollywood film directors are men. 81% of European films are directed by men. Only 20% of films shown in Swedish cinemas so far this year are by female directors. Göteborg Film Festival, long having sought to showcase diversity, wants to encourage change. Therefore, at the next annual Göteborg Film Festival, half of the films will be directed by women. We call this initiative 50/50 Vision . All over the world, filmmakers, crew members, and ...

Emergency message to filmmakers from Rojava International Film Festival in Syria

Last week the Turkish state started an invasion and occupation war on our lands, in Northern Syria. The Turkish army has been attacking all major towns and settlements along the border with airstrikes and mortar shelling, including Qamishli, Kobane and Serekaniye, the cities where we live. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been displaced, including our families and friends. The SDF and Y...

Special Events This Weekend and Next Week - Byron Bay Film Festival

  In addition to providing a feast of visually stunning, emotionally engaging films: the Byron Bay Film Festival, 18- 27 October, is hosting a number of special events this weekend and the following week.   These events kick off with a screening of Planet Fungi. Perfect for the environmentally focused and those interested in travel, the film is followed by a discussion at the Byron Community Centre on Saturday Oct 19 at 3.15pm. Set in remote northeast...

Time for Devour film fest "Bon appetit les amis"

  DEVOUR! DIGEST - OCTOBER 2019   Events worth devouring October 19 – A Taste of Devour! in Windsor Sample some of the delicacies Windsor has to offer while enjoying a selection of short films from this year’s program. October 22-24 – Scotiabank Big Picture Program Educators – help your students get inform...

KWFF 2019 Announces The Irishman as Opening and Waves as Closing Night Films

The Key West Film Festival announced that its Opening Night film will be Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed “The Irishman” (Netflix) and that it will close with Trey Edward Shults “Waves” (A24), which takes place in nearby Hollywood, FL. Orlando-based director Shults will appear for a Q&A. As part of its ongoing tradition – now in its 5th year - of having Opening and Closing Night films curated by top critics, the films were selected by K. Austin C...

Film Fest Gent's music programme kicks into gear with talks by Emmy-winners

Slowly but surely, Film Fest Gent's 46th edition is coming to an end. Its musical interlude, that places special emphasis on the soundscapes of films and their creators, is only about to really start. On Thursday, the 17th of October, recent Emmy winner and two-time Oscar nominee Marco Beltrami -known for his 'Scream' soundtrack- will attend a film music seminar. Additionally, Icelandic musician-composer Hildur Guðnadóttir will make an appearance in Ghent. This recent Em...

“Beyond Borders” Festival travels to York University (UK)!

 27 - 31 October 2019 Following an invitation received from York University  (Honorary Academic institution at the 4th edition of the Festival ),  “Beyond Borders” will travel to York University between 27-31 October 2019,  where it will screen some of its award-winning films. More specifically, the films that will be shown are: Tuesday 29 October  “The Silence of Others” |Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar, Spain, ...


Socialite Turns Into Social Change Authoress

T edit biographydelete Biography Ms. Felicia C. Nelson-Davis * In (1965) was born and raised in New Bern nc, as well as in Brooklyn NY, and Columbus,Ohio ! She later made a home of Virginia Beach as well! Her passion to spread much love started early into her childhood! Shes a devoted mother of 4 , a loving Nana of 13 grands and great Nana of 1 ! God saw fit to unite her in a , 2nd marriage in 2014 , after a 28 year...

Early bird Deadline for French Riviera Film Festival in Cannes (for short film content)

The early bird deadline for the second annual French Riviera Film Festival is November 23, 2019. Submit here.  November 23, 2019  Earlybird Deadline January 25, 2020  Regular Deadline March 14, 2020  Late Deadline April 11, 2020  Extended Deadline April 25, 2020  Notification Date       Cloud 21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( are pleased to presen...

PANAFEST 5 Opens Friday, October 18th At The Downtown Independent Theatre


Official Program for the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival

Today, the official program for the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival is announced. This year’s Spotlight is “Mafia – organized crime” and it’s the festival’s most equal program to date, with 40 percent female directors. The festival will take place 6-17 November and 150 films from over 60 countries will be presented. The Festival celebrate its 30th Anniversary by paying tribute to French cinema. The festival will...



35th DOK.fest München 2020 Calling for Entries

    The submission is open! We are looking for documentary stories for the big screen that move and open new horizons. From now on filmmakers, producers, distributors and composers are warmly invited to submit their latest documentary films for DOK.fest München 2020 (06th to 17th May 2020). DOK.fest film programme For the 35th DOK.fest München we are looking for outstanding national and international documentaries with a minimum length of 52 minutes whi...

Sevilla Festival highlights

The films of the New Waves Non-Fiction section bring us closer to today's world with imagination, empathy and the capacity to amaze Alejandro Salgado and Oskar Alegria's emerging talent joins established filmmakers such as Alain Cavalier, Éric Baudelaire, Lech Kowalski and Sergei Loznitsa, offering infrequent perspectives on history, reality and our environment The Festival has also announced the Spanish premiere of 'Women Making Films: A New Road Movie Through Cinema', ...

Closing Night Film Fest 919: JoJo Rabbit, Joe Letteri of WETA & A Love Letter to Film

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent During Film Fest 919, Chapel Hill, NC, on the final day - even though you’ve had all week practically to read the glossy brochure - there is it: A Love Letter to Film on Page 24. It’s black-and-white, quarter-page, a left-hand read drop-shadow framed note from a future groom to his “beautiful Bride-to-be” that compares a theater aisle to “that other aisle” she will soon walk down. If you’re not cry...

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Join the elite, become a juror to the second edition of Your Script Produced competition

Check the elite team who curated the first edition
2019 Judging Panel   Doval Bacall (Sponsor, Financier, Producer) Doval Bacall grew up in the inner city of Detr...


Exclusive early bird discount to Austin Film Festival attendees

A lot is going to happen during Austin Film Festival next edition running October 24-31, 2019; YSP partnered with the festival to offer its attendees a special discount to submit scripts to the second edition of Your Script Produced.  Call for entry opens on filmfreeway October 24. Check for the the discount code on the back of the cards on the spot, in Austin hot spots. See full FESTIVAL program below Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference (AFF), the premier ...

Garden State Film Festival 
March 25-29, 2020

Asbury Park, New Jersey - USA 

November 10, 2019  Late Deadline
December 1, 2019  Extended Deadline

The 18th Garden State Film Festival is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®.

The Garden State Film Festival [GSFF] is a global destination festival that enhances the quality of life in New Jersey by stimulating economic growth through the arts (over 9 million), investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to undeserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

(GSFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.

GSFF was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

Founded to celebrate the independent film genre, The Garden State Film Festival, a not for profit organization, offers independent filmmakers the chance to exhibit their work and gives New Jersey audiences a chance to experience new, cultural, and artistic endeavors through the medium of film.

The Garden State Film Festival's professional jury will select winning films in various categories. Submission categories are for administration purposes only. There are separate awards for student films as well as the "Home Grown Awards" for films where 75% of principal photography is shot in the State of New Jersey.





French Riviera Film Festival 
May 11-12, 2020




November 23, 2019 ealy bird deadline

The second annual French Riviera Film Festival will recognize and celebrate short form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Audience Favorite Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, as well as special Industry Awards. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers.

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 30 – June 4, 2020


October 24, 2019  Early Bird Deadline
February 25, 2020 Regular Deadline
April 10, 2020 Late Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The 2nd Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival returns in June 2020  in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

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Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition
March 31, 2020

Now accepting submissions 

November 16, 2019 Late

December 19, 2019 Extended Late

January 23, 2020 Final Deadline

February 20, 2020 Extended Final

We reward winning screenwriters with various prizes including distribution of your script to top industry executives at several production companies and distributors in New York, LA, and Toronto as well as to our database of A list agents, managers, and festival winners on both coasts in both the US and Canada who are looking for clients and material to produce. Last year, one of our finalists signed with one of Beverly Hills most prestigious talent management companies.

2019's grand prize winner was personally introduced to six talent managers and producers and was given a one hour consultation with the top manager at Fictional Entity. 




Worlfest Houston 53

April 17 - 26, 2019

Early bird entry by November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!


You may enter Online via our entry platform -, or via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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Artemis Women in Action Film Festival 
April 23 – 26, 2020

October 31, 2019 : Late deadline

Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Qualifiers

Submit all narrative, animated, documentary FILMS and SCRIPTS featuring women either starring or co-starring as a physical action character or agent of social change.
We celebrate women in kick ass roles.

Submit all MUSIC in any genre that is a film score, composition, song, or theme song created by female composers, female led bands, and female solo artists.
Artemis’ Women Powered Music sponsored by Bella Composers!

Submission Categories.

FILMS – 40 minutes or longer
SHORTS – up to 40 minutes
SCRIPTS, Features (70-120 pgs) & Pilots (45-60 pgs)
MUSIC in all genres, up to 10 minutes. Music FAQ’s.


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Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
(April 21-25, 2020) 

November 15th  2019 Regular Deadline   

The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival his now one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine. 
The MBIFF 14 Film Festival broke records in deals negotiated. Several new projects have also found their funding during the event.  
Our judging panel includes judges from all walks of life because it is important to have a broad spectrum of perspectives.  
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by politics. 
The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology. 


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NEW YORK CITY Independent Film Festival

May 10 – 17, 2020

November 30, 2019 Regular Deadline I

December 31, 2019
Late DeadlineJanuary 31, 2020 Extended Deadline


NYC Indie Film Fest is a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation.

All NYC Indie 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.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers May 10 - May 17, 2020.

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Fantasporto 40
February 28 - March 7

Deadline  November 1st, 2019

Deadlines for Entries for 2020 anniversary edition are November 1st (fantasy shorts) and December 1st (Final Call for features). Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 40th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.


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Santa Barbara November 20th to 22nd
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John Cooper, Sundance Festival Director will speak at Santa Barbara Fest Forum 2019

NOVEMBER 20-22, 2019 HILTON SANTA BARBARA BEACHFRONT RESORT 633 E CABRILLO BLVD SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103   Get your passes now so you don’t miss out on all the fun, networking and education! Multiple packages available. Special pricing for an all access pass, which includes a 2 or 3 night stay at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort!  REGISTER NOW!  ...

FestForums hosts another amazing roster of musicians to perform at Santa Barbara this year November 20-22nd

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Anderson is one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist of Yes, which he co-founded in 1968. Anderson either wrote or co-wrote many of Yes’ timeless hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Awaken” and “The Gates of Delirium.”                 ...

Opening Keynote at Fest Forums Santa Bar: Leveraging the Economic Impact of Your Festival : Presented by Lesa Ukman & Curt Mosel

Commonly used statistics such as economic impact are being replaced by more holistic measures. In this session Curt Mosel, COO of ArtsQuest, the award-winning nonprofit which uses arts and culture for community development, and Lesa Ukman, whose ProSocial Valuation Service is transforming the way organizations measure research, value and report their return will share the prosocial framework of value used t...

‘Tarzan’ actor’s wife stabbed to death in her Santa Barbara home by his son, SB sheriff says

Ely won the role of Tarzan in 1966 after playing supporting roles in films such as South Pacific (1958), as an airplane navigator, The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958) and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959).  During the filming of Tarzan, Ely did virtually all of his stunts for the series, and suffered two dozen major injuries in the process, including two broken shoulders and various lion bites.  Ely's height (6'4") and athletic b...

Peaky Blinders Latest Panel To Join LSFAccelerate in 16 Days!

Time is running out to get your two day pass for the biggest screenwriting event in London this year, the London Screenwriters’ Festival 9.5 Accelerate!   We have two days of outstanding talks, seminars and sessions, with ‘Peaky Blinders’ just joining the line-up. We will also be speaking ‘Atonement’ screenwriter Christopher Hampton, as well as dissecting writing long form TV with the producers of the shows we all love… plus loads more...

A salute and a Happy birthday to Siraj Syed our India Correspondent: check his fantastic film critics contribution over a year

The team at wanted to take the opportunity of this very special day for Siraj Syed to thank him for a fantastic dedication and great contributions (see below) HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Siraj! जन्मदिन की बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएँ janmadin kee bahut-bahut shubhakaamanaen (hope this sounds correct, google?) Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federatio...

Socialite Turns Into Social Change Authoress

T edit biographydelete Biography Ms. Felicia C. Nelson-Davis * In (1965) was born and raised in New Bern nc, as well as in Brooklyn NY, and Columbus,Ohio ! She later made a home of Virginia Beach as well! Her passion to spread much love started early into her childhood! Shes a devoted mother of 4 , a loving Nana of 13 grands and great Nana of 1 ! God saw fit to unite her in a , 2nd marriage in 2014 , after a 28 year...

Denver Film Festival will open with Knives Out and present Rian Johnson with the John Cassavetes Award

42nd Denver Film Festival :: October 30–November 10, 2019 DENVER FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH KNIVES OUT AND HONOR RIAN JOHNSON The 42nd Denver Film Festival will present filmmaker Rian Johnson with the John Cassavetes Award after Opening Night screening of new film Knives Out.   Oct. 15, 2019 (DENVER) — The 42nd Denver Film Festival announced today that it will open Oct. 3...



The 14th Rome Film Fest will be honoring John Travolta

The 14th Rome Film Fest will be honoring John Travolta with the Lead Acting Award for his performance in The Fanatic directed by Fred Durst, front man of Limp Bizkit, produced by Oscar Generale p.g a. The two-time Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and Emmy winner will receive the award on Tuesday, October 22, in the Sala Sinopoli at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, during the Close Encounter at which the actor will meet with Fest audiences.   “I’m delighted and honoured to...

Oscar, Emmy, and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at Rome Film Fest

Oscar, Emmy, and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Rome Film Fest (17-27 October 2019). The announcement was made by the Artistic Director Antonio Monda and Laura Delli Colli, President of Fondazione Cinema per Roma, in agreement with Francesca Via, General Manager. One of the most acclaimed figures in international cinema, Davis will also participate in a “Close Encounter”, an onstage conversation where she will discus...

Gunderman opens German Currents Film Festival at the American Cinematheque : Video Interview of director Andreas Dresen

Consul General Stefan Schneider attends the opening of the German Currents festial in Los Angeles with representatives of the Goethe Institute and the director and cast of Gundermann Photos credit:  Cynthia Biret Director Andreas Dresen.  Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret     The German Currents film festival opened Friday in Los Angeles with the premiere of Gundermann, directed by Andreas Dresen.  Winner of 6 prestigious German Film Awards, the film i...
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'Öndög' and 'Monos' win 46th Film Fest Gent

  'Öndög', by director and Golden Bear laureate Wang Quan'an ('Tuya's Marriage') has been awarded with the Grand Prix for Best Film. Meanwhile, Alejandro Landes' mysterious thriller, 'Monos', with a score from Mica Levi and Lena Esquenazi, has scooped up the Georges Delerue Award for Best Music and Sound Design. Pietro Marcello received a Special Jury Prize for Best Director for his 'Martin Eden'.     This year&...

Alejandro Landes' 'Monos' wins the Explore Zone Award and The Georges Delerue Award in Gent

On Wednesday evening, 'Monos' received the Georges Delerue Award for Best Music and Sound Design. On Thursday, director Alejandro Landes received more good news. The Explore Zone Jury – made up of adolescents between 18 and 26 years old – has chosen his mystery-thriller fusion film as the winner of the Explore Zone Award. Under embargo until 20:30 on Thursday, the 17th of October.    This year's jury is made up of Geertrui De Vijlder, M...

Dave Grusin Received the Robert Redford Creative Achievement Award and “Best New Mexico Film” in Albuquerque NM

Dave Grusin with the “Robert Redford Creative Achievement Award” Panel discussion after the film screening: Don Grusin, Producer John Rangel, Dave Grusin, Director Barbara Bentree, Moderator Harry Musselwhite Dave Grusin with Grammy Nominee Nathan East and Grammy Winner Don Grusin backstage at the Film Festival   2019 AWARD WINNERS AT ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE   AFMX 2019 Music Award Neil Giraldo   Robert & Sibylle Redford Award fo...

The winners of the Film Fest Gent Short Film Competitions

On Sunday 13th of October, during the closing night of the Short Film weekend, the Best Belgian Student Short Award was awarded to 'hier.' Vytautas Katkus' 'Community Gardens' won the Film Fest Gent Award for Best International Short, while the Ace Image Factory + The Fridge Public Choice Award went to Anthony Nti - who also won this prize in 2016 - for his film 'Da Yie'.  The international short film jury, consisting of film journalist Neil Young (UK), direct...

Actress Geraldine Chaplin received the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at Film Fest Gent

Actress Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin, received the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at Film Fest Gent on Sunday 13th of October. This career prize celebrates her major contribution to the art of cinema and her impressive oeuvre.   The American-British-Spanish Geraldine Chaplin accepted her award before the festival's first screening of ‘The Barefoot Emperor,’ Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens' political satire starring Chaplin in a doub...

Patagonia Eco Film Fest Awards Maxima

Maxima (USA-Peru / 2019) by Claudia Sparrow wins the first prize of international feature films and the audience award  Synopsis: Maxima, an indigenous woman from the Peruvian Andes who can't read or write, faces one of the world's largest gold producers, Newmont Mining Corporation, who has claimed the property of her land to expand her multi - mining operation of a billion dollars. ...
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INDIA in focus with Siraj Syed  


A salute and a Happy birthday to Siraj Syed our India Correspondent: check his fantastic film critics contribution over a year

The team at wanted to take the opportunity of this very special day for Siraj Syed to thank him for a fantastic dedication and great contributions (see below) HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Siraj! जन्मदिन की बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएँ janmadin kee bahut-bahut shubhakaamanaen (hope this sounds correct, google?) Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federatio...

Yaaram, Review: Single blues, double whammy and triple talaaq

Yaaram, Review: Single blues, double whammy and triple talaaq Actor Siddhanth Kapoor, a part-time DJ (disc-jockey), makes his singing debut in Yaaram. The number, titled, ‘Kaash phir se’, is composed by Jeet Gannguli and penned by Kumaar. According to a newspaper report, the actor took a single take to record it, after a mere two days of rehearsals. The song recording is shown as a live studio event while the end credits roll. Credits over, let’s get down to debits and brass...

Downton Abbey, Review: The King, the butler, the chef, the assassin and the maid

Downton Abbey, Review: The King, the butler, the chef, the assassin and the maid It’s no secret that royals are very particular about almost everything. This is partly due to security concerns and partly a result of ritualistic tradition, passed on from generation to generation. Seeing Downton Abbey not only reaffirms these facts, but also reinforces the theory that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may be a result of regal genes, given that kings and queens make such a fuss about eve...

Maleficent-Mistress of Evil, Review: Feynix rises from the ashes

Maleficent-Mistress of Evil, Review: Feynix rises from the ashes When a studio like Disney decides to give it the works, it usually works. It is difficult to find fault with the execution of the plot in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, unless, of course you begin with the title itself. As viewers will discover early in the film, she is not the mistress of evil. Then you might consider the fact that there are several killings and a full-blooded war depicted, in a film aimed at young children and ...

MFF 21 Movie Mela, III: Kareena Kapoor-Khan, Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar in Big Talk

MFF 21 Movie Mela, III: Kareena Kapoor-Khan, Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar in Big Talk Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt discussed their favourite roles, film icons and handling success, with producer director and itinerant actor Karan Johar at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star 2019, held on 13 October 2019 at the Rang Mandir, Bandra, Mumbai. This was the last session of the ‘feast/fest’. The Rapid-Fire session witnessed a surprising twist from close friend, young actor Varun Dhawan...

P se Pyaar F se Farraar, Review: On a killing

P se Pyaar F se Farraar, Review: On a killing Alarming statistics at the end of the film reveal that killing of young men and women who elope or marry into other castes or religions increased by 769% last year. Reports of such barbaric brutality, called ‘honour killing’, appear in the newspapers and on TV channels regularly. States in the North, North-west and central parts of India are most severely affected. So, in the footsteps of Sairaat (Marathi) and Dhadak (Hindi), we have a...

MFF 21, 2019, 3: Excellence in Cinema Award goes to Deepti Naval

MFF 21, 2019, 3: Excellence in Cinema Award goes to Deepti Naval Mumbai Academy of Moving Image(MAMI), organisers of the Mumbai Film festival, 17-24 October 2019, have chosen Deepti Naval as the recipient of the Excellence in Cinema Award, in the Indian section. Fernando Meirelles is the recipient in the International section. Born in Amritsar, Punjab, India, in 1952, Deepti Naval is an acclaimed actor. After her schooling, she migrated to the United States, where she was educated at the C...

MFF 21 Movie Mela, II: New Blood- Ananya, Janhvi, Mrunal, Radhika & Avinash ring in the Next Generation

MFF 21 Movie Mela, II: New Blood- Ananya, Janhvi, Mrunal, Radhika & Avinash ring in the Next Generation Five of the most promising new generation actors--Ananya Panday, Janhvi Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Radhika Madan and Avinash Tiwary—jammed with anchors Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand, without inhibitions, at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star 2019, held on 13 October 2019 at the Rang Mandir, Bandra, Mumbai. This was a precursor to the film festival proper, which gets going on the 17t...

Angelina Jolie speaks with Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s voice in Maleficent II

Angelina Jolie speaks with Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s voice in Maleficent II Mistress of Evil’s voice has been dubbed in Hindi by Indian star actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan in Disney’s Maleficent II, which opens in India on 18th October, 2019. In a press meet held in Mumbai’s J.W. Marriott Hotel on a Monday afternoon, Bikram Duggal, Executive Director and Head for Disney’s Studios business in India, revealed that hers was the first, and only, name that came-up duri...

MFF 21, 02: Fernando Meirelles to get Excellence in Cinema Award

MFF 21, 02: Fernando Meirelles to get Excellence in Cinema Award "My deepest thanks to MAMI and the Mumbai Film Festival for this honour. As a director who makes his home on the opposite side of the world from where this festival takes place, I am humbly reminded that cinema is the perfect conduit for people to recognise and celebrate our shared humanity. I have strived to convey in my films an understanding between people who do not seem to have anything in common. To show that we have...

Deepika Padukone in MFF 21 Movie Mela: Pre-festival feast of conversations with stars, directors

Deepika Padukone in MFF 21 Movie Mela: Pre-festival feast of conversations with stars, directors For the last few years, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) has been holding Movie Mela as a forerunner to the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). They skipped it last year because some of the likely male panellists were facing groping and molestation charges, but it came back this year with renewed vigour. Mela is Hindi/Urdu for feast/carnival. It is held in the shape of interviews/interactions between...

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star begins on the 17th of October

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star begins on the 17th of October The platform announced its stellar film and talent line-up for the upcoming edition at a press conference held at JW Marriott, Juhu, on 30 September. The below report is based on their press release, as this correspondent was not invited to the event, which was attended by MAMI Board of Trustees: Zoya Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Siddharth Roy-Kapur, Rohan Sippy, Ajay Bijli, along with Festival Director Anupama Chopra, and Arti...
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Seville European Film Festival will premiere the second season of ‘La peste’

Shot in Andalusia, in historic spaces in Seville, the series, which began with the epidemic that devastated the Andalusian capital during the sixteenth century, focuses on this new release, in a city dominated by organized crime The Seville European Film Festival has announced this Friday that it will host the absolute premiere of the second season of 'La Peste', the original fiction by Movistar+ in collaboration with Atípica Films, created by Alberto Rodríguez and Rafae...

Dave Grusin scores at the Knoxville Film Festival and bags Audience Favorite Award

Barbara Bentree proudly accepted “Audience Favorite Documentary Feature Award” for the Knoxville Film Festival Artistic Director Keith McDaniel and Director Barbara Bentree   Executive Director Keith McDaniel founded the Secret City Film Festival in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in 2004 in celebration of the art of independent cinema. Nine years later, the festival was moved to Knoxville and rebranded as the Knoxville Film Festival. Held at Knoxville’s arthouse theatre, the...

"Pooling" needs YOUR vote for the Audience Award in Guadalajara, Mexico!

"Pooling" has been accepted to Donde Pongo El Ojo Pongo La Danza Film Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico for October 23-27! They also have an online component where we can win the Audience Award. Would you click on this link and pass it on to friends? You just have to give it a "like" (thumbs up icon) under the screen. It's just 4 mins.   Thanks so much! Dawn Westlake Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. Los Angeles, CA USA &nb...
"Pooling" has been accepted to the 10th Athens Video Dance Project for January 24-26, 2020 in Athens, Greece. It will compete there for the 500 Euro Audience Award. Conceived and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., "Pooling" was danced/choreographed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animation was done in the Los Angeles-area by Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation, but the live-action portion was shot and edited by Pol Ca...
"terroir", the brand new musical film by Dawn Westlake with orchestration by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, will have its world premiere at the Goa Short Film Festival in India in November! "terroir" was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & Peru, Illinois, USA, Font Romeu, France and Vilafranca del Penedes, Catalunya, Spain. Pol edited and did visual effects as well. The film marks the professional acting debut of four-year-old Lilly Johnson, the g...

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FRANK, EARNEST WITH0 MERCY Short film by Jarrod Dean Australia 2019 - 14 minutes

Frank, Earnest with Mercy is a stylish, sexually charged comedy set in beautiful Naples. Two friends have an important mission to complete when a Southern Italian girlfriend in a bedroom stands in the way.

How far does one go for friendship, for business, for love ?




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June 2019, Australia 14 minutes  short film by Jarrod Dean


Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.


Out of Sight , Out of Mind by Brian Follmer

123 minutes USA 2019 Trailer

Out of Sight, Out of Mind is a satire about mental illness in the 21st century. It is an exploration of the way mental illness manifests itself through the internet, the way society rewards the mentally ill for their entertainment value on Youtube or Facebook, and the way society's only answer to this problem is institutionalization and dangerous medication. At its heart, the film is a coming of age story about the characters Travis and O'Brien as they struggle with their mental and emotional issues. The film is shot in a hyper-realistic style, echoing the work of John Cassavetes, Terrence Malick, and the biting satirical edge of Jonathan Franzen. The film is based on a true story and was first discovered at Rotrterdam festival.


Travis's tight social group of friends and lovers splits apart when his childhood friend, O'Brien becomes severely mentally ill. Now alone, the characters go their separate ways: Travis helps crowd-fund a socialist revolution in Mexico, O'Brien succumbs to mania and becomes a satirical Youtube celebrity, Kate seeks stability in online dating, and Lox embarks on his first indie rock tour. Their lives continue to cross paths and reconnect through the internet.

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Dave Grusin Not Enough Time Documentary feature by Barbara Bentree

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Millions of people know the music of Dave Grusin (The Graduate, Three days of the Condor, Reds, Heaven can wait, The Champ, The fabulous Baker Boys, Havana, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Firm...) but may not know his name. Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time documents his journey from Colorado cowboy to Oscar and Grammy winning composer. 

The documentary, directed by Barbara Bentree and produced by John Rangelwill include interviews with many friends and collaborators such as Quincy Jones, Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller, Nathan Barr and Michael Keaton, besides Dave Grusin himself, who is strongly involved in the development of the documentary.

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

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

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Raised On Rock The Burnette Family Legacy


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

Director - Sally Steele

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Jeff Bridges was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at the 2019 Golden Awards Ceremony


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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

over 40 festival wins so far

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

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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

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

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

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

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

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Le Palmarès de la 24è édition du festival Cinespaña de Toulouse

La 24è édition du festival Cinespaña s’est clôturée samedi soir dans la grande salle de La Cinémathèque de Toulouse avec la cérémonie de remise des prix. L’acteur Javier Gutiérrez, à qui le festival Cinespaña rendait hommage cette année pour saluer l’ensemble de sa carrière, était l’invité d’honneur...

Palmarès du 21ème Festival des Antipodes

La 21ème édition du Festival des Antipodes, le rendez-vous annuel du cinéma australien et néo-zélandais, qui s’est tenu du 9 au 12 octobre s’est clôturée samedi soir à Saint-Tropez.                Le jury présidé par le producteur franco-australien Matthew Gledhillentouré des comédiennes Marie Bunel, Barbara Cabrita, Julie Ferrieret du comédi...

SAWAH de Adolf el Assal primé au Festival du Film Arabe Fameck - Val de Fensch (57)

Le Festival du Film Arabe Fameck - Val de Fensch (57) s est tenu pour sa 30e édition du 2 au 14 octobre 2019     PALMARÈS 2019   Le palmarès de la 30e édition du Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch vient d'être révélé lors de la cérémonie de remise des prix qui s'est déroulée ce samedi 12 octobre à 18h. 24 longs mé..

Avant gout de la 19e édition du Festival international de la création documentaire du 7 au 11 novembre à La Rochelle

19e édition du Festival international de la création documentaire du 7 au 11 novembre à La Rochelle. Une édition hors norme avec des invités prestigieux comme Raymond Depardon (photographe et cinéaste) et sa compagne Claudine Nougaret (productrice – présidente du Jury International), Alice Diop (césar du meilleur court-métrage), Olivia Barlier (réalisatrice de la websérie « Commises d’office »)...

Impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 15 octobre 2019

Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes-annonces vues au cinéma.     ...

Retour sur le FIFF Namur: La 34ème édition En quelques chiffres

   34 mercis, c'est peu... des milliers de mercis, c'est mieux ! À tous nos partenaires, nos sponsors, nos collaborateurs, l’ensemble de l’équipe et des bénévoles, les professionnels et les invités présents mais aussi et surtout le public qui, d'édition en édition, fait vivre le FIFF !  Des conseils pour le 35ème FIFF ? Votre avis est précieux ! Répondez &a...

Voix d'Etoiles Festival international des voix du cinéma d'animation Panorama de l'édition 2019

La 14ème édition du festival qui récompense les voix et la bande son du cinéma d'animation a lieu à Port Leucate (Aude) du 23 au 27 octobre : Tour d'horizon du programme de cette année à retrouver en intégralité sur Les films longs métrages et la compétition Cette année, le festival propose 23 films d'animation, destinés à tous les publics, qui pr&e...

Avant Programme du 29ème Festival International du Film d'Animation "LES NUITS MAGIQUES - 4/15 décembre 2019

La 29ème édition du Festival International du Film d’Animation "Les Nuits Magiques", se déroulera au cinéma "Le Festival" de Bègles (premier cinéma français spécialisé en cinéma d’animation et effets spéciaux) du 4 au15 décembre 2019 ainsi que sur d’autres lieux du département de la Gironde. Le festival a pour objectif de faire découvrir la richesse et la div...

Avant programme du Festival International du Film d’Amiens (FIFAM) dont la 39e édition qui aura lieu du 15 au 23 novembre 2019

Une trentaine de films inédits seront présentés en compétition : 10 longs métrages de fiction, 8 documentaires, 12 courts métrages, soit un panorama des cinémas du monde qui fait du festival un grand rendez-vous du cinéma international.   Khadja NIN, artiste Burundaise et femme d’engagements présidera le jury composé notamment de Jean-Claude CASADESUS (chef d’orchestre), Akli TADJER (écrivain)...

"A Ton Court" Jeu Concours France Télévisions : SON FILM À LA TÉLÉ DÈS 16 ANS…

  Le Groupe France Télévisions a lancé début 2019 « À Ton Court », concours de courts-métrages ouvert aux jeunes entre 16 et 30 ans. Les enjeux principaux sont de susciter des vocations et de s’intéresser aux considérations sociétales de la jeunesse française.   Le thème de cette première édition était : Tous égaux ?   Après avoir...

Kino Visegrad : 30 ans après la chute de Rideau de fer.

  Trente ans ont passé depuis la chute du Mur de Berlin, lequel événement fut capital dans les mouvements de réunification et de recomposition des équilibres géopolitiques en Europe après 1989. L’intégration en 2004 dans l’Union Européenne de nombreux pays faisant anciennement partie du « bloc de l’Est » est le signe patent de ces dynamiques. Les quatre pays du Groupe de Visegrád...

Avant programme des Écrans Documentaires 2019

      SÉLECTION 2019 ! Rendez-vous du 13 au 19 Novembre L'équipe des Écrans Documentaires est heureuse de vous présenter la sélection premiers et seconds films de l'édition 2019.         HITCH, UNE HISTOIRE IRANIENNE Chowra Makaremi ...

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