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Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

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Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...  
 

Video Virtual Visit of Venise VR Expanded

A virtual presentation of Venice VR Expanded, the Virtual Reality section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2 - 12 September 2020). Get into the virtual world with this introduction by the consultants of Venice VR Expanded, Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reilhac. (Credits VRrOOm) ...
 

 

Successfull call to action for the Mediterranean raised awareness (and funds) during Mostra

  Impressive coverage of the event during Venice 77 : see below some excerpts. "Better World Forum participated for the first time at the 77th Venice International Film Festival with a full-day event, on Friday 4 September at the Ca 'Sagredo Hotel in Venice . The project is in turn presented at the Italian Pavilion . Created to raise public awareness on the great climate changes of the planet earth, through the screening of films and do...
 

 

Terence Blanchard receives the Campari Passion for Film award 2020

Terence Blanchard  World renowned Oscar nominated and six-time Grammy-winning composer, trumpeter and jazz musician Terence Blanchard, composer of the original scores for a wide range of films by Spike Lee including most recently Da 5 Bloods which was released by Netflix this summer, is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2 - 12, 2020). The award, instituted two ye...
 

 

Post Show Report of "Focus on India" Forum Organised at Venice Film Festival, 2020

“The Venice Film festival has stood as a symbol of recognition of cinematic excellence at an international platform,” said Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in his address at Venice Film Festival 2020, where India is the focus country this year. “It is with great pleasure that I am announcing that India and Italy have agreed on the rules of procedure for co-production treaty and it is hoped that it will take our joint collab...
 

 

Alberto Barbera in conversation: a festival director calling for action (in cinemas)

Join Alberto Barbera as he shares his thoughts on how great cinema can drive different perspectives, ignite emotions, and even influence our lives from the moment the opening credits roll. Through these stories, attendees will explore the impact that lasts far beyond the film itself, from the conversations that films can start to the movements and moments they can inspire. ...
 
 
 

VIDEO: Biennale Cinema 2020 - Opening Ceremony

The 77th Venice International Film Festival’s Opening Ceremony and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award to Tilda Swinton.     ...
 

 

77. Mostra del Cinema - Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award to Abel Ferrara

Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award to Abel Ferrara 5 September 2020 Palazzo del Cinema, Lido di Venezia   ...
 

 

Venezia'20: Liev Schreiber filming in Venice next month

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Virtual TIFF'20 market LIEV SCHREIBER LEADS THE FILMING OF HEMINGWAY’S ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES Tribune Pictures and The Exchange announced today that six-time Golden Globe nominee actor Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, Spotlight, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is attached to lead the adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s final novel to be dramatized - NY Times bestseller: ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES. ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES will start production in Venice, ...
 

 

It's halfime at the Venice Production Bridge (VPB)

  VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE   Final Cut in Venice workshop/ Seminar On Gender Equality and Inclusivity in the Film Industry/  New Frontiers for Film Business   It's halfime at the Venice Production Bridge (VPB), organised by La Biennale di Venezia, during the 77. Venice International Film Festival. The event is being held on site at the Excelsior Hotel and online. Over the past four days it has hosted numerous international panels and the ...
 

 

Eight artistic directors from leading European film festivals united to defend cinema

On Wednesday 2 September 2020 the 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival was officially opened. As part of the opening ceremony in the Festival Palace, eight artistic directors from leading European film festivals (Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, London, Karlovy Vary, and Venice) appeared on stage to read from a shared statement. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival was represented by artistic director Karel Och. “This unique document reflects ...
 

 

Join Wim Wenders video conversation

Join Wim Wenders as he shares his thoughts on how great cinema can drive different perspectives, ignite emotions, and even influence our lives from the moment the opening credits roll. Through these stories, attendees will explore the impact that lasts far beyond the film itself, from the conversations that films can start to the movements and moments they can inspire. In the “Life Through a Different Lens: Contactless Connections” series, viewers will explore the role of the direc...
 

 

Vanessa Kirby elicits male and female gaze in VENEZIA 77 competition

Vanessa Kirby is in two films at Venezia 77 -both surrounding the loss of a child. Pieces of a Woman by the Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó includes Martha's overbearing obnoxious husband (Shia LaBeouf) caring in a 25 minute home birth scene with a midwife (Molly Parker) that is later brought up on charges. Tallie is slowly being annihilated by her husband in The World to Come by Norwegian director by Mona Fastvold in rural 18th century New York is the more powerful ... 
 

Better World Forum in Venice with Conference, Red Carpet Screening of The Cave, VIP Cocktail, Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony

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 What legacy are we leaving for future generation? September 4th: an exceptional event in Venice under the patronage of Italian ministry of Environment BETTER WORLD FORUM Ocean & Environment CINEMA FESTIVAL LA MOSTRA 77th edition, VENEZIA, Italy SEPTEMBER, 4th 2020 PALACE CA’ SAGREDO Masterclass Conference, Press Lunch, VIP Screening of THE CAVE, Red Carpet, VIP Cocktail, Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony, After Party King Baudouin Foundation Some ... 
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SAN SEBASTIAN 

 

Sara Bilbatua will receive the Zinemira Award at the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

The casting director from Eibar will collect the award at the Basque Cinema Gala on September 22 Casting director Sara Bilbatua will receive the Zinemira Award given by San Sebastian Festival and the Ibaia and EPE/APV producers associations in recognition of an outstanding personality of Basque cinema. Bilbatua, responsible for the casting on more than 75 audiovisual productions in the last 25 years, will collect the award at the Basque Cinema Gala in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre on September...
 

 

European Film Forum Online Beyond Covid-19: Revitalising the European audiovisual industry

  Open and streaming broadcast www.sansebastianfestival.com   The coming edition of the San Sebastian Festival’s European Film Forum, running on Tuesday, September 22 from 15h.-16h45 and broadcast live on the Festival website, will reflect on the challenges and opportunities faced by the European audiovisual industry in the context triggered by Covid-19. It will also make an in depth analysis of how this situation is affecting the European audiovisual sector, which was alre...
 

 

Fernando Trueba will close San Sebastian with his film ‘El olvido que seremos / Forgotten We'll Be’

The Spanish director’s Colombian production is part of the Cannes 2020 Official Selection The international premiere of El olvido que seremos / Forgotten We'll Be, the Colombian production directed by Fernando Trueba and starring Javier Cámara, will close, out of competition, the Official Selection at the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition. The film, an adaptation of Héctor Abad Faciolince’s homonymous novel, is part of the Official Selection o...
 

 

The San Sebastian Festival in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Reduction in capacity and films, online and staggered sale of numbered tickets:    Like so many other events in 2020, the San Sebastian Festival will be unable to run in the same conditions as in previous years. The COVID-19 pandemic obliges the Festival to adapt, with the focus on two priority objectives: in the first place, to create a safe environment and, in the second, to offer as pleasant a cinematic experience as possible. Among the main measures taken by the Festival, in co...
 

 

Willem Dafoe to feature on the poster of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

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The poster was created by the San Sebastian studio Patio based on an image by the photographer Martin Schoeller The North American actor Willem Dafoe (Appleton, Wisconsin, 1955) will feature on the poster of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition, to run from September 18-26. In 2018 the Festival launched a new line of posters with a composition combining photography and illustration and presided over by a figure from contemporary cinema. The actress Isabelle Huppert opened the serie...
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TORONTO 

Chloé Zhao's Nomandland premieres at Toronto International Film in tandem with Telluride Film Festival

TIFF Co-Heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey announced today that Nomadland, directed by TIFF Ebert Director Award honouree Chloé Zhao, will screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Cinema 1 on Friday, September 11. The film’s Canadian premiere will take place at 10am EDT.  Nomadland will be available to international accredited press; the first public screening also takes place on Friday at the RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place at 9:15pm. Zhao and Frances M...
 

 

Shawn Mendes to perform at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV & launch new "Changemaker Award" with the Festival

  Award-winning musician Shawn Mendes to perform at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV & launch new "Changemaker Award" with the Festival TIFF and Bell Media announce ETALK’s Chloe Wilde and Tyrone Edwards as hosts Presenters for the broadcast include Olivia Colman, Regina King, Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster, Delroy Lindo, Tabu, and more     Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, together with Bell Media are ...
 

 

TIFF presents free digital screening of Concrete Cowboy to 500 frontline workers

Photo credit: Courtesy of TIFF Since March, essential frontline workers have played an important role in our community, ensuring everyone has access to critical services including health care, food, and transportation. In recognition of their hard work and dedication, TIFF is offering a free Festival digital screening of Concrete Cowboy for Toronto’s wonderful heroes. This digital presentation is sponsored by Fasken. “It is still hard to believe that we are all living through...

2020 Toronto International Film Festival Film and Conference schedules are out!

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    The Industry Conference and official film schedule have been announced. Check out the powerful sessions planned across Master Classes, Dialogues, and Perspectives, plus a Special Industry Event with Aaron Sorkin! The Press & Industry screening schedule for the 50 films in Official Selection is now available. Industry Selects and private screening schedule to come. ...
 

 

TIFF announces additional exciting programming: Darren Aronofsky...

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TIFF announces additional exciting programming Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg, Darren Aronofsky, Charles Officer, and more light up Special Events, talks and Best of TIFF Film Reunions presented by Bell    TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today additional TIFF programming for audiences to enjoy as part of the Festival this year. Newly confirmed Special Events, talks and Best of TIFF Film Reunions presented by Bell enhance the audience experience for TIF...
 

 

TIFF's 2020 Industry Conferences promises candid conversations and exciting perspectives

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Talent Development Initiatives take centre stage with Filmmaker Lab, Talent Accelerator,  and TIFF Fellows TIFF announced today a detailed look at the 2020 Industry Conference. The five-day event, taking place September 10–14 during the Festival, will inspire and incite discussions for creative and business entrepreneurship. The Conference is an inspiring professional development opportunity for delegates to experience high-profile speakers, intimate conversations, provocativ...
 

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PEOPLE ON OUR RADAR

Dennis Ruh to Head the EFM replacing Matthijs Wouter Knol

Dennis Ruh © Photo: Birte Filmer European Film Market On November 1, 2020, Dennis Ruh will take over as the new director of the European Film Market (EFM) of the Berlinale.   Dennis Ruh has been involved in the international film industry for over 12 years. Most recently, he was responsible for cooperation with international film festivals as department head at German Films, and in this position managed all substantial festivals with affiliated trade fairs and industry even...
 

 

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute today announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson.   As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing new cinematic work. She will also work to advance and ele...
 

 

 

Happy to be in the jury at Matsalu nature film festival in Estonia

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By Bruno Chatelin I am just sad it's going to be virtual experience (instead of beautiful Matsalu National Park situated barely ten minutes from the festival venue) due to COVID Quarantaine restrictions...I ll be joining my jury fellows and the festival teamvia zoom. Happy to introduce them to you though. CATEGORY: NATURE (FL) MARIS LAJA ESTONIA Maris is promoting nature education in Tallinn Zoo already for the ninth year, along with her active team. She is a gr...
 

 

VIDEO: Bill Butler interviewed on Jaws and his work with Spielberg: "I hear you're making a movie about a fish"

Bill Butler talks to the audience of the Paris Shark Festival from his home in Montana... Sorry he could not be in person for the homage screening of Jaws centerpiece of the festival. Thank you Iris Butler for arranging this! https://www.parissharkfest.com/ By the way : the shark in the background was the prop weathervane from atop Quint's abode (Robert Shaw)! I am also very proud that the festival selected Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart, one of my BEST FOR FESTS!   Wilmer...
 

 

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FILMS IN FOCUS ...

 

SFFILM Announces Date and Format for 2020 Doc Stories Film Series

Fully Online Documentary Showcase Will Run December 3–6 SFFILM has announced that Doc Stories, the organization’s annual documentary film series, will take place December 3­–6 as a fully online showcase. Now in its sixth year, Doc Stories brings the year’s most anticipated and celebrated long- and short-form documentaries and the filmmakers behind them to the Bay Area. The lineup, which will be announced in early November, will feature brand-new films yet to be rel...
 

 

 

ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES, on domestic silence that is familiar violence, comes to North America

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival this summer. It’s a Greek, Belgian, and German production, dubbed a “psychological thriller” but it is much more than that simple label. As this film opens in North America on Sept. 24 for the Calgary International Film Festival, that runs from Sept. 23 to Oct 4 in Canada, maybe this feature will have a chance to breakthrough to US audiences...
 
 

Best For Fests: Safeguard: An Electoral College Story - featuring...

Trent England:Trent England is executive director of Save Our States. He has previously served as executive vice president for both the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs and the Freedom Foundation, and was a legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. Trent was a Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute in 2008. He is the author of Why We Must Defend the Electoral College and a contributor The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and One Nation Under Arrest. Trent earned a J.D. from the G...
 

Best For Fests: Safeguard: An Electoral College Story - the synopsis

  “What if something you changed caused unintended consequences you never imagined?” Safeguard: An Electoral College Story asks that question about presidential elections. How does the system really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules? Alexander Hamilton and James Madison worked to create and defend the Electoral College system in the U.S. Constitution. The process is democratic—but it works in stages, and through the states. This desi...
 
 

Francis Lee's Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan to close LFF 2020

  The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s closing film will be the biopic Ammonite, directed by Francis Lee, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan and produced by See-Saw Films. The film will receive its UK premiere on Saturday 17 October and will be available to UK audiences at cinemas across UK, who will also enjoy a virtual introduction from Lee and key cast. In the 1...
 

First ever International Cinema Day 2020 fetes indie houses on Sept. 12 

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent How about good news for a change, or at least a day to celebrate independent movie houses? Here you go... :) The first annual International Cinema Day will take place this Saturday, Sept. 12, in an effort to give back to the cinemas that have transformed the lives of movie-goers. International Cinema Day (ICD) is a global event designed to celebrate the universal love for film and memorable cinematic experiences at historic theatres. ICD w...
 

 

Russian premiere at Moscow Fest for Saving North: Rescuing the Wooden Churches of Northern Russia

The 42nd MIFF which was postponed due to the pandemic, is approaching fast. It will be held on the 1-8 of October 2020.   The new dates were coordinated with FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) in the hope that the situation with COVID19 would have become stable. As we can see, not all of our hopes came true. A lot of questions and uncertainties remain.   For the greater part the Festival program was completed and settled with the rig...
 

 

 

SAVING NORTH World Premiered at 5th "Beyond Borders" International Documentary Festival on the Greek island of Castellorizo

"SAVING NORTH: Rescuing the Wooden Churches of Northern Russia" To Make Its World Premiere at 5th "Beyond Borders" International Documentary Festival on the Greek island of Castellorizo The film premiered on Sunday, August 30, 2020, during the Festival's closing ceremonies. AUSTIN, Texas – The long-awaited feature-length documentary film, "SAVING NORTH: Rescuing the Wooden Churches of Northern Russia" by the award-winning American filmmaker J...
 

 

Bong Joon Ho’s Classic MEMORIES OF MURDER Redux Oct. 19 & Edgar Wright chat

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When now-Oscar-winner Bong Joon Ho made his 2003 film MEMORIES OF MURDER, about the fact based premise, he said  “[This] case is an intertwined web of tragedy and black comedy—the eerie comedy that blooms within the air during the most absurd of times." On Oct. 19 and 20, NEON will release a remastered MEMORIES OF MURDER with Fathom Events. "The film is an uncanny, yet natural, mixture of horror and comedy b...
 

 

URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN is pandemic comfort via wood art

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Once in a generation an artist comes along who can speak to the human condition in an unexpected way, specifically with large-scale wooden sculpture for Ursula von Rydingsvard. Her extraordinary journey is chronicled in documentary film URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN from director Daniel Traub, available on Sept. 29 on VOD. An Icarus Films release, presented by Itinerant Pictures, Von Rydingsvard’s struggle as a single mother and&n...
 
 
 

3 Star Michelin Chef David Kinch: US kitchen to France, A CHEF’S VOYAGE

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent France is the undisputed home to, and originator of the term, haute cuisine and yet? 3 Star Michelin Chef David Kinch is brazen enough to take a pop-up kitchen to the heart of French cooking to collaborate with other legendary Michelin starred madmen in A CHEF’S VOYAGE from First Run Features. ”I believe that gastronomy, like any art, captures the real data on what it’s like to exist," says Director Ré...
 

 

Voltage Pictures launched international sales on writer-director Adam Lipsius’ upcoming action thriller The Last Job

 
Voltage Pictures has launched international sales on writer-director Adam Lipsius’ (Amy & Sophia, Oceans Rising) upcoming action thriller The Last Job, starring Academy Award-winners Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, Close Encounters of The Third Kind) and Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Mimic, Stuber), it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter.   Lipsius is also producing the film under his Uptown 6 production shingle along with Kris Wynne. Sarah Dunn negot...
 

 

Sony Pictures and STXinternational to handle Black Label's new film DEVOTION

 
Sony Pictures  to distribute in North American and STXinternational to handle international sales for Black Label’s new film DEVOTION directed by JD Dillard and starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell that will start shooting in February 2021.     Black Label Media are gearing up to start production on director JD Dillard’s (Sweetheart) historical war epic Devotion.  The true story stars Jonathan Majors (Da 5 Bloods, ‘Lovecraft Country’) and Glen P...
 

 

Liev Schreiber lands in Hemingway’s last novel adapt ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES

by Quendrith Johnson Los Angeles Correspondent Just when you had forgotten all about Ernest Hemingway? Nobody forgets this author, not for long anyway. At least he has not yet become a victim of cancel culture. Yet Hemingway's last novel "Across the River and Into the Trees" in 1950, from Charles Scribner & Sons in New York, was actually panned in some places by reviewers who felt perhaps it might be interpreted as a 'parody' of the spare, simple declaractive se...
 
 

"Tenet" - Film Review

by Emilia Ippolito  After a long wait and a few delays due to the COVID-19 closure, Chris Nolan’s latest film is finally out.   Nolan’s films in particular have to be watched on a big screen- therefore the annoying delays were more than justified.   As with Inception, the plot offers futuristic potential terror scenarios and their fictional outcomes, with a few realistic hints at actual threats we might face in a hopefully remote future. Against c...
 

Aashram Grih-Pravesh, Overview: Lacks originality, packs technicality

Aashram Grih-Pravesh, Overview: Lacks originality, packs technicality Aashram is a nine-episode web series currently streaming on MX player, released on 28th August, and available for watching free. It is an MX Original Production. Episodes vary in duration from 45 to 55 minutes. Based in the fictional city of Kashipur, there is an empire created by a self-proclaimed Godman, Kashipur Wale Baba Nirala, who derives his power from the influence he has over the lower strata of the society. There...
 
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FESTIVALS IN FOCUS 

MIPCOM 2020 goes 100% digital with MIPCOM Online+

MIPCOM 2020 goes 100% digital with MIPCOM Online+, the first digital edition of the World’s Entertainment Content Market offering month-long access to inspiring keynotes, screenings, conferences, intelligence, pitching, networking and more. A premium digital platform offering 1-to-1 video meetings and live chat among attending delegates. Korea Country of Honour MIPCOM is proud to welcome Korea as the 2020 Country of Honour. MIPCOM delega...
 

 

The 43rd Denver Film Festival goes virtual Oct. 22 – Nov. 8, 2020

The 43rd Denver Film Festival (DFF) is going virtual. Denver Film today announced dates for the 2020 edition of the popular, critically-acclaimed festival that will be available to film lovers across Colorado, Oct. 22 – Nov. 8, 2020. Produced by Denver Film, DFF is considered one of the nation’s premier regional film festivals, known for presenting Academy Award– and Independent Spirit Award–winning films. In addition, DFF announced the 43rd edition will be accessible t...
 

 

Docaviv live with a great lineup for online 2020 edition

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Music doc “Rockfour: The Time Machine” by Gad Aisen to open the festival. Maite Alberdi’s “The Mole Agent”, Teboho Edkins’ “Days of Cannibalism”, “Collective” by Alexander Nanau and Sundance winners “Acasa, My Home” (Radu Ciorniciuc) and “The Painter and the Thief” (Benjamin Ree) among this year’s International Competition titles.   Docaviv, Tel Aviv’s annual international and Oscar-qualifying ...
 

 

Cartoon Forum won't be "for real" anymore, but online only

  CARTOON FORUM - 14-17 September 2020   The rebound of the coronavirus in Europe and in France during the month of August, as well as the communication of the French government, on Thursday 28 August, placing the department of Haute-Garonne (Toulouse) in “red zone” got the better of our will to organise the Cartoon Forum “in real life”. Cartoon has always chosen to fully inform professionals of the real situation and it has changed a lot since...
 

 

Heartland Film’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival Designated as an Academy Award® Qualifier for the Animated Shorts

Heartland Film’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival Designated as an Academy Award® Qualifier for the Animated Short Film Category for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards®   After completing a successful third annual edition of Indy Shorts International Film Festival presented by Heartland Film this past July, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has designated a third Academy Award®-qualifying category of Short Film (Animation) to the event, allowing the wi...
 
 

London Fest announces a vibrant programme of 58 films from around the world screening as Virtual Premieres

The Festival opens with the European Premiere of Steve McQueen’s MANGROVE starring Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes and closes with Francis Lee’s AMMONITE starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.   The Festival also announces: A vibrant programme of 58 films from around the world screening to audiences across the whole of the UK as Virtual Premieres A selection of exclusive previews screen in cinemas across the UK A free-to-access programme of selected fe...
 

 

 

Expert Panel of Unscripted TV Execs invite from Micheaux Film Festival 9/16

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent With the end of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" (hey, we're not celebrating, just reporting), how about getting your own reality show made? After 14 years of KUWTK, it is now open season for the next big (hopefully less vapid, lolz) thing. So how do you get your series out there? Micheaux Film Festival can answer that for you, and you're invited to learn how... From Screenmancer  Coming up on Sept. 16, the Micheaux Fil...
 
 
 

Inhale film music during the WSA Industry Days at Film Fest Ghent

Each year, Film Fest Ghent is devoutly committed to the art of film music by hosting the World Soundtrack Awards as well as coordinating the WSA Industry Days. A manifold of events introduces the film music industry and young aspiring film composers to the modi operandi of renowned film music talent. Guest speakers and attendants of this year's Industry Days include 2020 WSA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Gabriel Yared, Alexandre Desplat and Nainita Desai. Film Music Industry Days Dur...
 

 

FIFOG is back in theaters! Placed under the sign of resistance

 
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Moscow Film Festival rescheduled to early October

The 42nd MIFF: shared apprehensions, hopes, prospects   The 42nd MIFF which was postponed due to the pandemic, is approaching fast. It will be held on the 1-8 of October 2020.   The new dates were coordinated with FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) in the hope that the situation with COVID19 would have become stable. As we can see, not all of our hopes came true. A lot of questions and uncertainties r...
 

 

Line up from les Nouveaux Alchimistes, a section of the FNC festival dedicated to formal and narrative exploration

"LES NOUVEAUX ALCHIMISTES" TITLES REVEALED Les Nouveaux Alchimistes, a section of the festival dedicated to formal and narrative exploration, is revealing its complete lineup! The Festival du nouveau cinéma will be presenting eight films that are pushing the boundaries of the medium: the fantastic tale of treacherous waters and drowned sailors LÙA VERMELLA, the collage films TO THE MOON and NIGHT HAS COME, the architectural and contemplative LAST AND FIRST MEN, the fil...
 
 

Anup Jalota Presents - MWFIFF 2020

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  Anup Jalota Presents - MWFIFF 2020 Films & Music Video Submissions Ends on 15th Sept 2020 To Submit Please Visit :- www.mwfiff.com www.filmfreeway.com/mwfiff www.wfcn.co/festival/mwfiff https://festhome.com/f/4015 Anup Jalota Jaspinder Narula Rahat Zia Jafri Yogesh Lakhani Suvashitraj Devashish Sargam FilmFreeway Festhome WFCN #FilmFestival #InternationalFilmFestival #FilmSubmissions #SubmissionCall #CallF...
 

 

We're gearing up for the upcoming Virtual Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, Sept 23 - 27

Join us at the Virtual 2020 Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, September 23-27 as we present 50 inspiring new films from around the world, plus dozens of exciting extras such as filmmaker Q&As, in-depth panel discussions, and more. Browse the 13 curated programs -- and get your program ticket ($12) or Virtual Unlimited Pass ($30) at: www.philaenvirofilmfest.org     ...
 

 

Virtual PhilaEnviroFilmFest, September 23 -27, 2020!

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Join us at the Virtual 2020 Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, September 23 - 27, as we present 50 inspiring new films from around the world, plus dozens of exciting extras such as filmmaker Q&A's, in-depth panel discusssions, and more. Explore the 13 curated programs - and get your program ticket or Virtual Unlimited Pass at www.philaenvirofilmfest.org   ...
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French Riviera Film Festival will host a Virtual Awards Ceremony live from The Beverly Hills Hotel

filmfestivals.com, a proud partner of the festival, will attend and look forward to meeting you... PARTY! Join our host EverTalk TV’s Jezlan Moyet, along with presenters Tony and Shalini Potts and Emmy-winning actor Vincent De Paul, for the French Riviera Film Festival Virtual Awards Ceremony. Presented live from The Beverly Hills Hotel, the event will feature special musical performances by Gotta, Marina V. and Grammy winner Paulina Aguirre, and some surprises....

 
 

Filmmaker Marjane Satrapi and actress Ángela Molina amongst this year’s recipients of the annual Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival EMIFF Honours

International film festival Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) announced today that it plans to host its 9th edition in its usual, physical form, on the Spanish island of Mallorca, but with some virtual elements within its expanded program anticipated.   Guests expected to travel to Mallorca for the festival, which runs from October 23rd - 29th, will include Ángela Molina and Marjane Satrapi, who have been announced today as the recipients of the...
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PARTNERS FESTIVAL AND MARKET NEWS  

16th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 20-24, 2021) calling for entry

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Call for entry MBIFF 16 now open     October 2, 2020 Earlybird Deadline I November 20, 2020 Regular Deadline I December 11, 2020 Late Deadline  I December 31, 2020 Extended Deadline I  

The MBIFF is a World Class Event.

Submissions end December 31st,  20éà, submit through filmfreeway.com, or through the festivals website, myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com
Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission, one of the top festivals in the world by Film international and touted by many as one of the most important independent film festivals in the circuit. We are passionate about film and it shows!

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 (NYCIndieFF)

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August 31, 2020  Earlybird Deadline 

The New York City Independent Film Festival (a.k.a. NYC Independent Film Festival, NYCIndieFF) is an annual film festival held in New York City. It was founded in 2009 by Dennis Cieri and Bonnie Rush. The festival has screened over 1,800 movies from 81 different countries since it began in 2010.

The Festival is focused on low budget and emerging, yet overlooked filmmakers, bringing their talent to culturally enrich the NYC community. The Festival aims to create the largest gathering of true indie filmmakers.

NYCIndieFF honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

With a new section: the Covid-19 Diaries: tell us your story of hope and survival during the Corona lockdown. Short under 10 minutes

NYCIndieFF provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers NYCIndieFF is the place to be May 16 - May 23, 2021.

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Your Script Produced competition
Season 2
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August 31, 2020 Late Deadline

Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00.

We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Winners will be promoted in the Variety Magazine and THR!

Open to writers of all levels. 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form.

WE DON’T SET YOU UP WITH MEETING AFTER MEETING. WE DON’T SELL YOU DREAMS. WE DON’T SELL YOU HOPE.

WE PRODUCE YOUR SCRIPT!

PERIOD.

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54th WorldFest Houston

April 16-25, 2021

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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 are welcome to enter  Online via our online entry platform - www.worldfest.org, or via FilmFreeway.com - 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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Fantasporto 41
February 26 - March 6

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Deadline  December 1st, 2020 (Feature films)

November 1st (Fantasy short films)

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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"THE BEST FOR FESTS : ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION

Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

How do United States' presidential elections really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules? In Safeguard: An Electoral College Story, award-winning filmmaker M.A. Taylor answers those questions.

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IRIS by Diana Rodriguez

USA - Fantastic drama thriller: 104 minutes - first feature film

Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black) stars as the eponymous Iris, and gives an outstanding lead performance as this tortured soul dreadfully awaiting the death of her Aunt Adelaide, played by Mary Looram (Like Father, Braid). As Aunt Adelaide slowly withers away in hospice, Iris continues her day to day routines of working in an antique shop, and scrolling online for connections through an online dating app. However, Iris has an ulterior motive behind her digital search for suitors, and it’s not love. Iris has a hunger, and she needs to feed. On every date she goes on, she sizes her match up and determines their strength of character on a criteria of what she considers basic human decency. And if any of her dates fail to meet her standards, then that’s the end of them. They’re dinner. That’s just how Iris operates.

But complications arise when Iris meets Tom, played by Grant MacDermott (Hustlers, Mr. Robot), at a support group meeting for people dealing with the lingering effects of grief. Tom is a good hearted man coping with crippling trauma. As their chaste relationship develops, Iris is confounded by a debilitating emotional dilemma. She yearns for the love she once lost, but recognizes the potential in having a strong bond with Tom. Unfortunately, her primal nature exposes itself in the heat of lust, causing her deep seated vampirism to emerge and overtake her instincts. So she can never truly express her true feelings to Tom without it resulting in his death. What’s a timeless girl to do in the big city?

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LOST GIRLS by Julia Verdin

USA, 107 minutes, June 2020

One girl’s nightmare. A nationwide reality.

After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and her family after her ordeal. Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers - no matter the cost.

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Angie Morgan feels like her parents don’t understand her. After she is befriended by the charming and handsome Mario, everything seems to change for the better. He understands her desire to be a musician and promises to help her fulfill her dreams. However, her innocent, suburban life is upended when Mario lures her away to sell her to a local sex trafficking ring.

Angie is shocked and scared at her new found situations but clings to the belief that Mario loves her and that they will eventually both escape.  When it becomes clear to her that this will never happen, Angie is so overcome with shame and remorse for the life she is now trapped in and all seems hopeless.

When her closest friend and fellow victim, Zoe, finds out that Angie is about to be sold and shipped off to Miami, Zoe finds a way for them to escape. They make a desperate run for it. Angie escapes, but Zoe is not so lucky. Alone and heartbroken for her friend still imprisoned by their traffickers, Angie returns home to find that “normal” life is now anything but normal.

Burdened by her severe PTSD and guilt, Angie shies away from both her family and the police.  She is terrified that her traffickers will return for her (or worse, her little sister) if she provides any information to the police. 

Luckily, Angie meets Rachel, a sex trafficking survivor turned caseworker, who is desperately searching for the girl who was in her care but taken back by her traffickers: Zoe. As Rachel lends her strength, Angie begins to consider standing up to the traffickers, and after witnessing brutal murders and mutilations of other girls at hands of the traffickers, Angie considers standing up to the traffickers.

Will Angie’s fear hold her back? Or will she persevere to protect her family and help rescue Zoe and the others? 

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FINDING MANNY by Kacey Cox

Canada, 56 minutes documentary, june 2020

The chance discovery of an online article sends a Holocaust survivor on an unexpected trip to visit the orphanage where he was rescued to after the war.
 
Manny Drukier narrowly escaped the war by jumping from a “death train” at age 16, finding refuge at a unique home for orphans and displaced children. 71 years later, Manny—who lives in Toronto—is tracked down by a German researcher who has dedicated a decade of her life to locating the surviving children from the home. She invites Manny to return to the orphanage, which has since become a grade school, to share his story with the next generation. Manny must now revisit the places of his darkest memories, to reconcile the past and educate the future.

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BLUE MOTEL Award winning script by Ted Campbell
Feature film in production by Doval Bacall Films

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Grand Winner Your Script Produced season 1  Platinum Remi Award WorldFest Houston

When his bank robber father injured in a recent heist seeks refuge at the desolate motel where he works, a motel clerk is forced to confront the truth behind a botched heist from his past.

Originally from Boston, Mass, Ted Campbell is a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtful, character driven thrillers. Ted will direct his heist thriller "Underground" with producer Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International. His contained, crime thriller “Blue Motel” won the Grand Prize in Your Script Produced screenplay competition. Ted will direct “Blue Motel” with Doval Bacall Films producing. Ted is a member of ISA’s Development Program. And was named to ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch list.

Ted finds inspiration in the works of the great noir writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald as well as his screenwriting idols Scott Frank, Shane Black, Tony Gilroy and Richard Wenk.

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SAVING NORTH - A RUSSIAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by J Mitchell Johnson

Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 Director's cut: 79 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. As Davies meets and becomes friends with the some of his Russian photo subjects, he finds himself getting emotionally involved with their struggle. He decides to put down his camera and get involved with church restoration.

Early on in our story Davies befriends the famed Russian architect Alexander Popov who is deeply involved in working to preserve and share with the world the beauty and value of these ancient structures. Popov has uniquely discovered and reinvigorated both the tools and processes that restore life back to the North. But it’s an uphill battle against strong and powerful forces.

Together, Davies and Popov uncover the circumstances that led to the demise of the churches, and then join a small but growing group of passionate Russian citizens and outsiders from all walks of life who join the cause of Saving North.

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SEKURITAS written and directed by Carmen Stadler

Romantic dark comedy 117 minutes 2019 Switzerland

Starring Kathrin Veith, Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Jeanne Devos, Daniel Kasztura, Vilmar Bieri, This Maag

First feature film by Swiss director Carmen Stadler, produced by Claudia Wick for Abrakadabra Films AG

An office complex wishes for a love story before demolition. It chooses the lonely misfits for this story; those who go through security rounds at night, scrub toilets, experiment with recipes or rehearse their final speech. A poetic and twisted kaleidoscope that centers around desire, security and melodious noises which move through the entire fabric of the building.

 

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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.
 

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

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - filmfestivals.com 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
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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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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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over 40 festival wins so far

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

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés
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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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MOVIES THAT MATTER

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)

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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...
 

La Source (Jungfrukällan) d’Ingmar Bergman (Suède, 1960)

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Bruno Chatelin raconte l'histoire du lancement du film Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes

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Interview video de Bruno Chatelin pendant le Festival de Cannes (virtuel) 2020! L'histoire du lancement du film Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes que j adore raconter car c est l un des plus beaux contes de fées qu il ma été donné de rencontrer dans ma carière de distributeur de films! Une voie royale ouverte par Cannes qui a conduit le film et son réalisateur, John Singleton, jusqu 'aux Oscars... The Boyz'n The Hood launch in Cannes tol...
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 02/09/2020 au 08/09/2020

Tenet tient  toujopurs la tête même si on ne comprend pas tout du film, sur une combinaison colossale!           ...
 

 

Impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 8 septembre

  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.     ...
 

 

Kinopolska vous invite à découvrir au cinéma l'Arlequin, le meilleur du cinéma polonais

  KINOPOLSKA // du 11 au 13 septembre au cinéma L'Arlequin Le rendez-vous incontournable du cinéma polonais.  Le temps d’un week-end, Kinopolska vous invite à découvrir au cinéma l'Arlequin, 6 films polonais récents et pertinents, présentés au dernier festival de Gdynia (le festival de cinéma le plus important en Pologne), ainsi que deux classiques incontournables, Les Innocents charmeurs&...
 

 

La 6e édition de Musical Ecran - Festival international de documentaires musicaux de Bordeaux est lançée

La 6e édition de Musical Ecran - Festival international de documentaires musicaux de Bordeaux, organisée par les équipes de Bordeaux Rock et du Cinéma UTOPIA Bordeaux, s'ouvrira dans 4 jours avec la projection de PJ Harvey : A Dog Called Money, (séance d'ouverture affichant complet). Retrouvez la programmation détaillée de cette 6e édition du festival dans le dossier de presse ci-joint ! Je reste à votre disposition si...
 

 

Le FNC dévoile ses couleurs et huit films qui repoussent les frontières

NOTRE NOUVELLE IDENTITÉ VISUELLE Pour une quatrième année, le studio ottoblix signe l'identité visuelle du FNC! Découvrez ici l’affiche officielle de cette 49e édition évolutive, rassemblant le public en ligne et en salle. À l'affût, nous y retrouvons notre louve, figure emblématique du FNC, dans un salon imaginaire qui s'ouvre sur un univers aux couleurs vibrantes et texturées, hors du temps et d...

 

Xavier Lardoux promu directeur du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel au CNC

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Le CNC annonce la création de ce nouveau poste et le définit comme un poste transversal "en charge de la stratégie transversale aux domaines du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel, destinée à permettre au CNC de répondre aux enjeux de toute nature résultant de la convergence des problématiques artistiques et économiques de ces deux secteurs, il participera à la conduite de tous les chantiers transversaux desti...
 

 

PEOPLE ON OUR RADAR

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute today announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson.   As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing new cinematic work. She will also work to advance and ele...
 

 

 

Happy to be in the jury at Matsalu nature film festival in Estonia

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By Bruno Chatelin I am just sad it's going to be virtual experience (instead of beautiful Matsalu National Park situated barely ten minutes from the festival venue) due to COVID Quarantaine restrictions...I ll be joining my jury fellows and the festival teamvia zoom. Happy to introduce them to you though. CATEGORY: NATURE (FL) MARIS LAJA ESTONIA Maris is promoting nature education in Tallinn Zoo already for the ninth year, along with her active team. She is a gr...
 

 

Dennis Ruh to Head the EFM replacing Matthijs Wouter Knol

Dennis Ruh © Photo: Birte Filmer European Film Market On November 1, 2020, Dennis Ruh will take over as the new director of the European Film Market (EFM) of the Berlinale.   Dennis Ruh has been involved in the international film industry for over 12 years. Most recently, he was responsible for cooperation with international film festivals as department head at German Films, and in this position managed all substantial festivals with affiliated trade fairs and industry even...
 

 

VIDEO: Bill Butler interviewed on Jaws and his work with Spielberg: "I hear you're making a movie about a fish"

Bill Butler talks to the audience of the Paris Shark Festival from his home in Montana... Sorry he could not be in person for the homage screening of Jaws centerpiece of the festival. Thank you Iris Butler for arranging this! https://www.parissharkfest.com/ By the way : the shark in the background was the prop weathervane from atop Quint's abode (Robert Shaw)! I am also very proud that the festival selected Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart, one of my BEST FOR FESTS!   Wilmer...
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