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>  FANTASPORTO IN ACTION IN BEAUTIFUL CITY OF PORTO  February 22 to March 2, 2019 returned as a partner of Fantasporto

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"LAST SUNRISE" debut feature film by WEN REN (China) wins the grand Prize of Fantasporto Fantastic Competition

Wen ren  with festival founders Mario Dorminsky and Beatriz Pacheco Peirera   "Last Sunrise," the first feature by Chinese director Wen Ren, who made his world premiere at Fantasporto'2019, is the grand winner of the 39th Fantasporto - Porto International Film Festival. In this film, astronomer Sun Yang and his young assistant Chen Mu discover an icy world where they project the future of humanity after the sun disappears. One of the first science fict...

VIDEO: Batucada Radical Carnival in Porto

Carnival parade organized by the Brazilian percussion group Batucada Radical, held in the city of Oporto March 2nd. ...

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VIDEO 39th Fantasporto closed with the Awards Ceremony

IN 2019, THE 39TH OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO AWARDED  CHINA, POLAND AND THE PHILIPINES.     CHINESE “LAST SUNRISE” WINS  MAIN FANTASY SECTION. “Last Sunrise” by Chinese first time director Wen Ren was the big winner of the main section, Fantasy Cinema, of Fantasporto with a sci-fi story about the day the sun stops shining forever.  The Best Director award went to British Julian Richards, for two films, &ldq...

Browse the catalog of Fantasporto 2019

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VIDEO Interview with the actress/producer of The Russian Bride, Fantasporto closing film

Oksana Orlan is the producer and main actress of The Russian Bride The Closing Film of Fantasporto, she spoke briefly with Bruno Chatelin just a few minutes before introducing her latest movie on stage in Fantasporto as the closing ceremony treat.   Originally from Ukraine,  she started her career as a model before entering the film industry, she is based in LA and in the pre production stage for her next movie. In the Russian Bride she marries a billionnaire, played b...

VIDEO Interview with the producer of Painting Life - Critics Prize winner at Fantasporto

BIJU KUMAR DAMODARAN Director of Painting Life (India) winner of of Critics Prize with the founders of the festival Mario Dorminsky and Beatriz Pacheco Pereira.     ...

VIDEO Interview with director and producer of A Mata Negra

Rodrigo Aragão Mayra Alarcón (Fabulas Negras) were in beautiful city of Porto to present their latest film A Mata Negra: shot at home, entirely in the amazon forest  The jury awarded the film with best screenplay. See how proud they are about the win, on stage and in an exclusive interview along the Douro River with Bruno Chatelin. With Mario Dorminsky festival President     ...

VIDEO: Interview with sales agent and film director Julian Richards Best Director Fantasporto 2019

Julian Richards screened two films in competition Daddy's Girl and Reborn and won BEST DIRECTOR Fantasporto 2019 Fantastic competition. ...

VIDEO Interview with the director of School Service, winner of 2 prizes in Fantasporto 2019


The 2019 Fantasporto Photo Album on Facebook

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The Full List of Awards

39th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS   FANTASY INTERNATIONAL JURY The International Jury of the Fantasy Section of the 39th Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto was composed of Milan Todorovic, Anton Bitel, Bruno Chatelin and Josep Maria Contel Ruiz The jury has decided to grant the following awards:   Best Film Award Fantasporto LAST SUNRISE- WEN REN - CHINA   Jury’s Special Award IN FABRIC...

The Russian Bride closes Fantasporto 39th edition

The Russian Bride will have its European premiere at the Fantasporto Film Festival in Portugal! Closing film at 9pm at Rivoli Theatre Grand Auditorium. Producers and lead character Oksana Orlan in attendance. Superb performance by Oksana.   A film about love, marriage and children beeing the ultimate wealth and treasure...of course a few guns here and there :-) Here is The Russian Bride Trailer! ...

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Your Script Produced 
winner gets the film produced for 250 000$



Introducing the first annual inaugural debut for “Your Script Produced!” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films.

The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Film script. Also, Sponsor will purchase the Grand Prize Winning TV script to fund the development, package and potentially produce the Grand Prize Winning TV script. Open to anyone 18 years old or older. No cap on income earned as a writer. Open to all non-union members.

Sponsor plans to launch development / pre-production to the Grand Prize winning film script in September 2019. $250,000.00 USD Production budget fully financed by our sponsor(s).







Hollyweed Film Festival


Final deadline September 7, 2019

The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10US Entry Fee

The Hollyweed Film Festival is proud to announce a a limited time low entry fee off of $10 US for short and longform films All Genres including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Animation, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film Noir, Flash, Health, History, Horror, Human Rights, Independent, Kids, LGBTI, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music Video’s, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Postmodern, Realism, Reality, Religion, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent movie, Social Issues, Spiritual, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War and Westerns. This is our first year and it's going to be a kool happening so check out

The HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL is an Online & Theatrical Festival that will be seen by Industry Professionals. 

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Filmmaker Final Four 
April 9 – 24, 2019

March 15, 2019 Regular Deadline

The Filmmaker Final Four is an innovative competitive festival program that will provide an an opportunity for filmmakers across the country to produce short films and have them presented to live audiences and industry professionals.

Filmmakers will assemble a team to conceive, cast, produce and edit a short film. They will have 16 days to complete the project, based on one of two application deadlines. The program will roll out across 4 separate regions (West, Midwest, Northeast, South)

All projects from each respective community, within one of the 4 regions, will have an opportunity to screen their film for audiences, friends and family. While some regions will have multiple screenings, there will ultimately be 4 winners from each region, as voted on by separate juries and online audience polling.

The 4 films from each respective region will be announced at the end of their quarterly competition. At the end of the year, the Sweet 16 will be announced and have additional screenings take place in Hollywood.

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London, Nice, Madrid, Milan calling

15 Years of celebration, 4 GREAT FESTIVALS

We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 festivals, You can submit your film via Withoutabox, or enter direct at our web site

London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Feb 16th - 23rd 2019

Nice International Film Festival on the French Riviera just before the Cannes film festival. May 11th-18th 2019

Madrid International Film Festival

Milan World Cinema


French Riviera Film Festival  
May 18 -19, 2018



March 16, late Deadline

The first 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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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
July 19 – 29, 2019 

Late Deadline March 15, 2019

Three times now, The Melbourne Doc Fest has been rated as a Top 100 Film Festival on FilmFreeway and has consistently been ranked in the top 2% of the over 6,000 film festival in the world over the last 3 years.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently rated as the Documentary Film Festival of the Year (2018) by FilmDaily. 

Our mission is to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, and to showcase the best international documentaries to Melbourne audiences. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival provides a public forum and supportive platform to allow emerging filmmakers to showcase their work.

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 Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
June 1 – 5, 2019


March 16, 2019  Regular Deadline

The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 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.

In due course we will announce details of parallel Talks and Master Classes which will be included in our Film Festival Programme. Keep a weather eye for details both here and on our website.

In addition to our listed venues, we are also aiming to include Open Air evening screenings in Central Paleochora. More news on this once we have finalised the details.

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Alejandro González Iñárritu Jury President of the Festival de Cannes 2019

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Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu is to be President of the Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes, taking place in May 2019.   “Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career, he has declared. I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the Jury. Cinema runs through the veins of the planet and this festival has been its heart. ...


Lily-Rose Depp set to join Gary Oldman in Dreamland

Academy Award-nominated Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets, Little Miss Sunshine), Michelle Rodriguez (Widows, The Fate of the Furious) and Lily-Rose Depp (A Faithful Man) are set to join previously announced stars Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer and Evangeline Lilly in the first theatrical film to tackle the international opioid crisis in writer/director Nicholas Jarecki‘s (Arbitrage) dramatic thriller from his original script, Dreamland.    Principal photography has now official...

Interview with Actress/Director Karen Allen

Actress Karen Allen has been acting for over 35 years in commercial film and theater. With some of her most renown characters being Katy from 'Animal House' (1978), Marion Ravenwood from 'Raiders of the Lost Arc' (1981) and 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008), Jenny Hayden from 'Starman' (1984) and Claire Phillips from 'Scrooged' (1988), she has played hundreds of roles in film, TV and theater. An award winning actress a...

Interview with Writer/Director David Eng for "Grand Cru" (2017)

Driector David Eng Director/Writer David Eng's documentary feature “Grand Cru” (2017) has been sending ripples through the international film festival world for wine lover cinephiles. It tells the story of renown Montreal native poet/wine-maker Pascal Marchand who immigrated to Burgundy, France at the age of 21 and has lived there for three decades. There, he found a magical place where he could synergize making wine a poetry and writing poetry of wine. After ov...

Interview with Filmmaker Ben Zolno for "Status Pending" (2018)

Director/writer Ben Zolno's breakthrough film 'Status Pending' (2018) is a roller coaster love story between American, Ryan, and Kiwi, Lizzie, living in New Zealand. They met on Tinder and exist posting their personal lives on social media, as most millenials do. At first, their hook up is a lot of fun, until it's time to either move forward or move on. Starring Ben Zolno and actress Ivana Palezevic, the film is currently traveling international film festivals, inc...

Interview with Director Gustavo Steinberg for 'Tito and the Birds' (2018)

Brazilian animation "Tito and the Birds" held its North American premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A comment on the epidemic of global collective fear, the film tells the story about a worldwide panic caused plague spreading like rapid fire, which ages people then petrifies them. Tito's father had been close to finding a bird based cure to the disease when he caught it himself. Young Tito takes it upon himself to continue where his father left...

Interview with Producer, Director Writer Stu Levy @ 2019 Berlinale

  Stu Levy Fluent in Japanese with a background as a California attorney, business owner, producer, director and writer Stu Levy has one of the most prismatic careers in the international film industry. As publisher and entrepreneur, Stu is the founder and CEO of TOKYOPOP, a manga graphic novel company spanning three continents with bases in Tokyo, Los Angeles and Berlin.  Stu produced the English adaptations of TV and home video anime series 'Initial D', 'GTO...

Get Tickets to NYC Short Documentary and Short Comedy Festivals!

On March 24th, 2019 we have two exciting festivals for you!    Check out the NYC Short Documentary Film Festival and the NYC Short Comedy Film Festival!  The NYC Short Doc Fest will take place first from 12 - 4 pm. For info on featured films and ticket prices visit our website.  The NYC Short Comedy Fest is next from 4 - 8pm. Visit the website for film details and tickets!  Both take place at the Producers Club! We hope to see you there.  ... 

Toronto International Film Festival announces a new generation of Programmers

  Cameron Bailey, Dorota Lech, Kiva Reardon, Andréa Picard Brad Deane, Jason Anderson, Diana Sanchez, Thom Powers Giovanna Fulvi, Michèle Maheux, Steve Gravestock, Ravi Srinivasan, Geoff Macnaughton Jennifer Barkin, Michael Lerman, Lydia Ogwang, Ming-Jenn Lim Peter Kuplowsky, Robyn Citizen, Christoph Straub, Karina Rotenstein   Today, TIFF announced a new generation of film experts and curators who have been appointed as Le... 
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EFAs 2020 Go to Reykjavík

The 33rd European Film Awards will be held in the Icelandic capital on 12 December 2020. This was announced today by the European Film Academy, the City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic government. The ceremony will take place in the Harpa Conference and Concert Hall, together with various side events in connection with European film production.   Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre Designed by Ol...

Calling All Cinequesters: The Show Begins Tuesday

Do you hear the call? That’s Cinequest calling you to join us for our electrifying festival of art, tech, and just plain great people. The show begins this Tuesday evening with the mighty organ lighting up the palatial California Theatre followed by surprise performances plus Nandita Das and her new magnum opus. YES! That’s the way to light up the last days of winter and call in Cinequest and the spring… How much does that cost? Would you believe a twenty-spot, o...

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The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced the 30th Anniversary Gala

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced the 30th Anniversary Gala, an elegant evening dedicated to supporting independent cinema in New Orleans. The Gala will be held at the Farrell Estate, a Mediterranean-style house located down the beautiful and historic St. Charles Avenue. Tickets are available at   The Gala will host live performances by Mahmoud Chouki Band, Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, and DJ RQ Away.   This year the Ga...

The Second Annual Ultimate Culinary, Film and Wine Pairing Experience

SIFF/Devour! Chefs & Shorts   The Second Annual Ultimate Culinary, Film and Wine Pairing Experience   Thursday, March 28th at Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn The sellout SIFF/Devour! Chefs & Shorts is back! This year’s event features highly regarded culinary luminaries who will each prepare a dish inspired by short food-focused films from around the world. The featured chefs include Michael Howell (Founder and Executive Director of Devour!), Chef Marcellus...

22nd edition Bermuda's BIFF 2019 adds VR Immersion

22nd edition of the festival to be held March 10-17, 2019   The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) and Hub Culture have announced the creation of BIFF Immersive, a new category for virtual reality, augmented reality and gaming as part of the Festival. Full Fest line up ! Do not miss favorite (from our Best for Fests selection) Sharkwater Extinction playing  Sat March 16 at 2pm  (VENUE - EARL CAMERON THEATRE, CITY HALL)  ...

FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 21 - The official poster

FLOATING FREE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 21 FLOATING FREE  April 26th/May 4th 2019 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo and Visionario           Once again, graphic designer Roberto Rosolin signs the official image of the FEFF 21.   UDINE – We see a man floating in the air. In the image, his flight is condensed and crystallised within one moment, indeed the only moment that is shown, which leaves us wondering what happened before that. Did he j...

Indie Short Fest announces next live screening in Burbank

March 29 is the date for the next live screening of Indie Short Fest, held at 1817 Film Studios in Burbank, California. An evening with 6 award-winning short films and respective directors and cast & crews in interaction with the audience. Learn more about Indie Short Fest in ...

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11th Bengaluru International Film Festival award winners

11th Bengaluru International Film Festival award winners Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum, an anthology of Tamil stories, directed by Vasanth Sai, was chosen the Best Film in the Asian category of the 11th BIFFes, held in Bengaluru, during February 21-28. Sivaranjiniyum is based on women-centric short stories by Ashokmitran, Adhavan and Jeymohan. Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon (Hindi), produced and directed by Anamika Haksar, bagged two awards--FIPRESCI- International Critic...

2019 Garden State Film Festival Announces Drew Henriksen As This Year's Screenplay Competition Winner For "A Brooklyn Christmas"

The 2019 Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) is thrilled to announce Drew Henriksen as this year’s Screenplay Competition Winner for “A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS.” The GSFF Screenplay Competition was instituted to recognize the importance of the writer as the foundation for a really great film. There will be a live reading of this screenplay on Saturday March 30th 12:00Noon-2:00p.m. at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Oval Room on the 2nd Floor. Mr. Henri...

Oscar Night 2019

Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa present the Oscar® for best documentary feature to Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.  Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S. BEST PICTURE WINNER GREEN BOOK Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers...

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The Divide will open Bozeman Film Celebration

  BZN 2019 OPENING NIGHT FILM ANNOUNCED It is with great excitement that we announce the Montana premiere of The Divide. Perry King will present his film on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in downtown Bozeman at The Emerson Cente...

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy- Blaché The first woman director

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!  Opens theatrically on April 19th in LA & April 26th in NY Pamela B. Green’s Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, narrated by Jodie Foster, is a feature documentary that rewrites film history, revealing for the first time the full scope of the life and work of cinema’s first female director, screenwriter, producer, and studio owner Alice Guy-Blaché.     Featuring interview...

Poster and trailer for Terry Gilliam's THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE - Starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce

  Starring Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “Girls”), Jonathan Pryce (Tomorrow Never Dies, Brazil, “Game of Thrones”), Stellan Skarsgard (Mamma Mia!, Good Will Hunting), Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum of Solace), and Jordi Molla (Blow, Riddick)   Toby (Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Pryce) who believ...

LIFT new film is up!

LIFT is raw and unpredictable. It screams to find itself in this world, like a newborn child whose mother's womb can no longer supply. It comes out of its own will to survive and live; its matter is uncontrollable, a creation of its self, it must be and it has to reach. I wrote LIFT in a week and it was one of those scripts that screamed to come out of me. Nothing was forced and thought of, it simply wrote itself onto the script. In the beginning we tried to raise money, but all in vein and...

Alexander Kaminer first feature film LIFT

A remarkable journey of a driver on the same eventful night. Writtend and Directed by Alexander Kaminer   Alexander Kaminer was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. After the national conflict, his parents fled to Israel where they settled as "new immigrants". There he graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree and soon enough was dispatched to the military service. After demobilization, fortune played his way and he ended up in Los Angeles. In his early teen ye...

Captain Marvel, Review: Skrull duggery, the Kreeps, a charismatic cat and muddled memories

Captain Marvel, Review: Skrull duggery, the Kreeps, a charismatic cat and muddled memories To many Indians, who grew up reading DC comics in the 50s, 60s and 70s, Captain Marvel is a man, and he acquires super-powers upon uttering the magical acronym, SHAZAM: genius of Solomon, strength of Hercules, unbreakable will of Atlas, lightning blasts of Zeus, power of Achilles and speed of Mercury. Named Billy Batson as a human, Captain Marvel’s powers comprised super strength, flight, invulner...

Exciting Festival Selections this march for Sharkwater Extinction

Sharkwater Extinction has been selected to play in these prestigious film festivals this march       International Ocean Film Festival San Francisco, CA March 7 - 10, 2019 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival SL Obispo, Ca march 12 - 17 Bermuda International Film Festival Hamilton bermudas March 13 &nda...

FREE Broadcast your TRAILER on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

A FREE BROADCAST OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR TRAILER: Metro gives those who enter our Festival the option for free promotion on our TV Channels. If you like, we'll stream your Trailer or Teaser on our Roku and Amazon Fire TV Channels. This is FREE PUBLICITY for your film/show to over 500,000 Subscribers on "Connected TV." Check out a sample of our Connected TV-APPS on   ADDITIONAL PUBLICITY: Metro publicizes the Festival online through our Website, Social Netwo...

Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon, Review: Escapist dreamscapes

Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon, Review: Escapist dreamscapes When translated, the title becomes Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis, jalebi being an Indian sweet preparation. This is one of the longest film titles in recent times, in the tradition of yesteryear movies like Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (1967). Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon (GKJK...

Calcutta: Wartime klunker with wooden Ladd saved by Bendix

Calcutta, 1947. Viewed at Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, during film noir week. Another Ladd wartime programmer is "Calcutta" with always dependable beefy support from William Bendix. In this one both are military pilots flying missions over the Himalayas from Calcutta to Chungking. The "calcutta" location is obviously a studio set and the story quickly segues from a military setting to a noir drama in civilian clothes as Ladd and Bendix seek to track down the killer of t...

Bombastic Baloneybtells it like it wasn't

By Alex Deleon Just back from seeing VICE with a couple of friends. Viewed at Cinestar multiplex, Berlin. This is not a review but just some immediate reactions. In short, over long, drawn out, discombobulated, baloney. Really boring because the people described in it are all boring from the top down and what they have to say sounds like a college term paper being recited. Extremely uninteresting. Full of gimmicks like pretending to end the picture in the middle and running some final cred...

Green Book was a justly deserved winner

By Alex Deleon   A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour  through the 1960s Jim Crow American South. After a string of weak and questionable choices in recent years the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences finally got it right for a change by awarding Green Book the Best Film Oscar of 2019. Whether or not similar stories have been told before (e.g., Driving Miss Daisy) this one takes the cake on every ...

More Berlinale 69 Reviews. You Can't tell book by its cover or a film by its title.

By Alex Deleon Tais-toi et sois belle ~ Shut up and look pretty, viewed on Awards night at Kino Arsenal 1. Not to be confused with a 1958 French feature film of the same name, which, in fact had me confused enough not to check up on what I was about to see and therefore stumble into a siege of boredom. In this talking heads documentary made by French actress Delphine Seyrig, famous  actresses talk about their roles in the male dominated movie industry, and the implicit requirem...

A reworking of the Star is Born theme

Chaplin's Limelight I have never liked Chaplin's early silent films because I found his "loveable tramp" character more grotesque than amusing. Guess that makes me part of a vanishing minority. However his major bittersweet 'talkie' of 1952, Limelight" I cannot help but thinking of as one of the great all-time cinema masterpieces and one if the first movies that made me start taking cinema seriously. The movie made an overnight star of young British actress Clai...

Loving all the entries!

Hey Film Makers, As our Early Deadline approaches on March 15th just wanted to say how happy we are with all the entries we are receiving thus far!  Such great storytelling and fantastic work on the screen!  Keep 'em coming and take advantage of the Early Bird discount of $35 dollars...   Frank Festival Director ...

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

Films we curate for festivals: Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in the eco green genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by"...  

CALL FOR ENTRIES: San Francisco Green Film Festival 2019

Join the West Coast's leading event for films & discussions that spark green ideas and actions.   Submit your film now to the 9th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival, September 11-18, 2019.   DEADLINES Early Bird: March 22 Regular: April 12 Late: May 5 ... 

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

Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in the Horror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by"...  


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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our selection

Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' documentaries.  "Ones to Watch for fests' by". 

First highlights of DOK.fest München: announcing jury, focus on the works of Heddy Honigmann...

This year's first festival highlights reveal the jury members of the German Documentary Film Music Award 2019 and a focus on the works of Dutch filmmaker Heddy Honigmann as part of the 2019 retrospective. Moreover, we welcome the, in cooperation with the Globate platform, is organising a media competence day on the subject of social media and globalisation, to which we cordially invite all school classes. The film THE CLEANERS will be shown, followed by a film ta...

Line-up, Juries and Sidebar events of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    21st THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [1-10/3/2019]       The 21st edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presents 178 feature and 49 short documentary films by directors from all over the world, as well as a parallel events program.   The film screenings will take place at the Olympion complex (Olympion and Pavlos Zannas theatres, Aristotelous Sq., Thessaloniki), as well as at the Tonia Marketaki, Frida Liappa, Stavros Tornes and John Cassave...

The 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival sheds light to the global phenomenon of bureaucracy

“The Paper Chase” tribute   Bureaucracy (noun): a system for controlling or managing a country, company, or organization that is operated by a large number of officials employed to follow rules carefully // complicated rules, processes, and written work that make it hard to get something done   The perplexing structures of bureaucracy do not differ much from one...

Visions du Réel First Highlights

    Pré-ouverture, Thursday 4 April (free admission) When Tomatoes Met Wagner, by Marianna Economou, Swiss premiere Courtesy of the Ville de Nyon and Visions du Réel, the Pre-opening is the opportunity to celebrate the kick-off of the 50th edition. In a small village in the centre of Greece, two cousins form a company to sell prepared meals cooked from orga...


Zagreb Dox wrapped with awards March 3rd

Big Stamp for best film in International Competition goes to visually beauiful and skillfully directed Chinese documentary Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang, and the Big Stamp for best regional film goes to Una Primavera by Valentina Primavera. At the official award ceremony which took place on Saturday afternoon in Kaptol Boutique Cinema (Kaptol Centre, Zagreb), the award-winning films of the 15th edition of ZagrebDox were honoured. Thirty-seven films ran for the festival awards, Big Stamps in ...

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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

Sharkwater Extinction first peek

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


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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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Le Cabinet du docteur Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Allemagne, 1919)

Contexte Le film devait initialement être réalisé par Fritz Lang, qui aurait eu l’idée d’ajouter un prologue et un épilogue pour justifier l’irréalisme du décor et le choix de l’expressionnisme, mais, en train de tourner Les Araignées, il fut empêché de poursuivre le projet par les distributeurs qui avaient un besoin urgent du film. Ce fut alors à Robert Wiene que le travail échut...

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Sélection officielle du MED IN SCÉNARIO

    8e Concours | 2019 MED IN SCÉNARIO    Résidence d'écriture scénaristique avec le pôle court-métrage de France Télévisions  LA SÉLECTION DES 5 LAURÉATS Caillou&n...


Valence Scénario leFestival international des scénaristes annonce son jury

   VINCENT RAVALEC PRÉSIDENT DU JURY INNOVATION 22e Valence scénario Festival international des scénaristes du mercredi 3 au samedi 6 avril 2019             ...

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 5 mars 2019

Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 100 000 individus aux USA et de 35 000 en France, représentatifs de la population de chacun des pays. 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 dans chacun des territoires.  ...

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 25/07/2019 au 05/03/2019

Qu est ce qu on a encore fait au bon dieu continue de faire des miracles et approche les 6 millions de spectateurs     Source : CBO     ...


Decouvrez la programmation du Festival international de films de femmes de Créteil

Le programme du 41è Festival international de Films de femmes est disponible !  ...


Bande Annonce et moments forts du festival FEMMES EN CINÉMA, avec Hanna Schygulla et Adèle Haenel !

FEMMES EN CINÉMA 2e édition les 15, 16 et 17 mars 2019 au cinéma Les 3 Luxembourg Du 15 au 17 mars, le cinéma Les 3 Luxembourg accueille la 2è édition du festival International Femmes en Cinéma. Une programmation de 11 films, longs, courts, fictions, animations et documentaires...         ...

13 longs-métrages de fiction inédits en France seront en compétition à Cine Latino

13 longs-métrages de fiction inédits en France seront en compétition cette année. 12 sont des premiers ou deuxièmes films, 6 sont réalisés par des femmes ! 5 de ces films sont passés par Cinéma en Construction.   ...

Bruno Chatelin au Jury de Fantasporto

Milan Todorovic - Director - Serbia Anton Bitel - Critic - GB Bruno Chatelin - journalist - France before and after! Josep Maria Contel Ruiz - photographer and director - Catalonia Frederico Duarte Carvalho - Journalist and writer - Portugal   Milan Todorovic - Director - Serbia Anton Bitel - Critic - GB Bruno Chatelin - journalist - France Josep Maria Contel Ruiz - photogr...

Nouveaux membres élus au Comité du FIFF de Fribourg



L’Assemblée générale de l’Association du FIFF a élu, mercredi dernier, en bloc et à l’unanimité, cinq nouveaux membres dans son Comité: • Irène Challand, responsable du projet Public Value à la SSR/SRG ; • Christine Eggs, directrice générale de l’Association François-Xavier Bagnoud ; • Sven Dietrich, entrepreneur fribourgeois notamment à l’...

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