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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival


Last day at Industry! Announcing Awards and European Film Forum Tallinn

  INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT 2018 WINNERS   Following a week full of networking, presentations, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 500 guest...

Look back at Day 3 and 4 in Tallinn

    Missed some of Industry events due to a busy schedule? Some recorded sessions and panels will be available in the coming Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event vidéothèque.   DISCOVER FESTIVAL AND INDUSTRY PHOTOS ????   ...

Look back at Day 2 in Tallinn

  DAY 2 IN A NUTSHELL Gender Equality panel discussion "Is 50/50 by 2020 the Way to Go?: An Autopsy of the Situation of Women in the Baltic Film Industry" with several film industry movers and shakers from both the Baltics, Western Europe, and Japan. ...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Announce 2018 Awards

Following a week full of presentations, networking, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 400 guests from all over the world, the 2018 awards of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event were presented at a ceremony in Tallinn tonight.   Baltic Event Co-Production Market Awards 16 projects were presented in the official selection of the Co-Production Market taking place on November 27-30, 2018, at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during Tallinn Black...

Industry and #PÖFF22 are in full swing!

  Industry is in full swing!  This year's Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, running until November 30, offers an exciting selection of public (and semi-public) presentations, conference and panel programmes on film marketing and distribution and several workshops. All this in the spirit of the latest topics relevant to film industry today! Also make sure to check out the many world premieres still to come at the 22nd Black Nights Film Festival. The epic film ma...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the second Lifetime Achievement Award laureate: Ivars Seleckis

Tallinn Black Nights awards the Latvian documentary film maker and founder of the legendary  Riga School of Poetic Documentary Cinema Ivars Seleckis with the second Lifetime Achievement Award of the festival. Born in 1934 in Riga, Latvia, Ivars Seleckis is the oldest Latvian documentary filmmaker still active. Educated as a food technologist, Seleckis began work at the Riga Film Studio in 1958 as a camera assistant and according to Kristīne Matīsa from the National Film Center ...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event kick-off today!

  Starting today and running until November 30, this year's Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event offers an exciting selection of public (and semi-public) presentations, conference and panel programmes on film marketing and distribution and several workshops. All this in the spirit of the latest topics relevant to film industry today! We will keep you updated with a daily newsletter of the series of events so you can keep a track of the b...

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Submit To Maryland International Film Festival 2019
March 29 – 31, 2019 December 1, 2018


Regular Deadline I December 31, 2018

Welcome, filmmakers, to the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. We are excited about our 8th year coming up on March 29th-31st, 2019.

We are Movie Magazine's top 50 festival worth their entry fee. For 8 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more than 90 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director, and has been a powerful partner with our festival! He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and just released Wheelman to Netflix which is getting RAVE reviews. He now has his own production company with Frank Grillo, and has recently signed a deal with Sony Entertainment to work on their Adaptation of 'UNCHARTED'. So join us! We look forward to having you screen at our 8th anniversary!

The festival is conveniently located downtown; we're in the middle of the arts and entertainment district. And after the films, we host some of the best after parties with live bands and fantastic food and drinks!

Here is a recent article about the festival!

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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


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


DEADLINE June 15th

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).






Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
April 9 – 13, 2019

December 6, 2018 Late Deadline I December 28, 2018 Extended Deadline I

The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival has been awarded several prestigious awards including one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine. 
What sets the MBIFF apart from other festivals is our commitment to the true spirit of film. Many of the attendees has stated that this was their favorite film festival to submit to and attend. Once you are here, you are family. 

The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by the politics of many events. 

The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology. 
We look forward to viewing your film /project! 


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April 24 – 28, 2019

January 14, 2019 Regular Deadline / February 3, 2019 Late Deadline / February 23, 2019 Extended Deadline /

Known for it's quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels and other amazing networking opportunities and parties; it's no wonder JDIFF was voted one of the coolest film festivals and one of the top 50 worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine (2016 & 2017). JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker!

Dubuque, Iowa is a quaint city on the Mississippi and a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds.

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

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French Riviera Film Festival  
May 18 -19, 2018



November 30, 2018, early bird 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 

December 31, 2018 Earlybird Deadline

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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The Garden State Film Festival 
March 28 - 31, 2019 


December 1, 2018  Extended Deadline

Asbury Park, NJ. Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions opened July 1, 2018.   

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

The Garden State Film Festival's professional jury will select winning films in various categories. Submission categories are for administration purposes only. There are separate awards for student films (please state on notes which kind of student you are if it applies - Graduate, College, High School or younger) as well as the "Home Grown Awards" for films where 75% of principle photography is shot in the State of New Jersey.

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April 5 - 14, 2019



December 15, 2018  Main Festival Entry Deadline

Entries Opened August 15th. The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th and the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th. These are "Postmark By Deadlines". If you enter Online by the January 15th Late/Final Deadline and we receive the physical entry by January 31st, your entry will still be reviewed by our judges. Due to popular demand, we have extended the Final Brick Wall Deadline to January 31st, online!

The 2019 Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now open for entries! Info on All Winners info is submitted to Seoul, Korea ~ Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost!


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New York Festivals Television & Films Awards 

April 9th, 2019


Deadline extended

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. New Categories for 2019 include Human Rights Documentary, Digital Short-Form Music Video, Telenovela Promotion, Brand Image, CSR Not-for-Profit, Branded Content, Attitudinal Training, Branded Content Documentary, Student Documentary, Public Relations & Social Engagement. 

All Entries in the 2019 competition will be judged online and screened by New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200 plus producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe. Nominated Finalists are judged by a selected panel at the United Nations for the UNDPI Awards. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Television & Film Awards website. To View the 2018 TV & Film Awards winning entries please visit:


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The NYC Independent Film Festival 

May 5 – 12, 2019


Regular deadline November 30 2018 

The 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for indie filmmakers from NYC and around the world to the NYC public & entertainment industry. Indie filmmakers self­fund projects with budgets from $0 - ­$1,000,000 and often overlooked, these filmmakers show extraordinary talent and creativity under tight budgets. The Festival provides filmmakers with the opportunity for potential distribution while meeting fans and promoting their film. 

The Festival is an annual event and will run May 5 - 12, 2019, taking place at Producers Club, The Caveat and Cameo Clnton Studios. We will screen 250 films, host panels and presentations, as well as after parties, a live script reading, and a live comedy sketch performance! All while hosting hundreds of filmamakers from around the world!


2019 submission categories include: Narrative Feature, Short Film (narrative), Super Short Film (narrative), Documentary Fearure, Documentary Short, Music Video, Art/Experimental (short film), Animation (short film), Short Script, Short Sketch Comedy Videos, Virtual Reality, Web Series, TV Pilots. 


Join us in New York City May 5 to 12, 2019


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Fantasporto’2019 Oporto International Film Festival 
February 22 to March 2, 2019

DEADLINE: December 5, 2018 

This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts only of Fantasy genre. The Director’s Week section is destinaded only for, first time directors.


Deadlines for Entries for 2019 edition are November 1st (feature and fantasy shorts) and December 5th (Final Call and only for features). Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

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

The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 39th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.

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Good Bye Sami RIP! Samuel Hadida passed away in Santa Monica

Samuel Hadida, highly regarded French producer and distributor, and a good friend of mine in my distributors days, passed away unexpectedly Monday November 26th at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital following a short illness, announced his brother Victor.  For many years Samuel and Victor have owned and managed Metropolitan FilmExport, the leading French distributor of American indie fare they had founded with their father David.  ...

Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2018, votes close end of november

Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2018 Deadline: 30 November  Please consider voting for Bruno Chatelin a former Board Member. All candidate info can be found on the voting platform.    ...  

Interview with Spencer K. Jones, Chelsea Alden and David Beatty for 'The Human Project' (2017) @ NVFF

  The Human Project (2017) is a heartfelt short about siblings dealing with the death of their father in conflicting ways. Reminiscent of Lars Von Trier's Melancholia (2011), the story is told with a poetic, albeit melancholy, depth that reels the viewer in with each intense moment, enlightening yet leaving one in suspense. Written by David Beatty, directed and edited by Spencer K. Jones and starring Chelsea Alden, their film screened at the 8th annual Napa Valley Film Festival. ...

Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Kareem Mortimer at 2018 AFM

  Bahamanian award-winning director/producer/writer Kareem Mortimer is known for his films Float II (2007), Children of God (2010) and Eleutheran Adventure (2006). His latest film Cargo (2017) about a Bahamanian gambler who turns to Caribbean human trafficking has been traveling to international film festivals and markets for the past year. The Annex handling international sales.  I first met Kareem at the Aruba International Film Festival in 2013 where he screened his film Passage (...

Talent Ambassador – Aaron Kwok highlights Macau IFFAM

IFFAM Talent Ambassador Aaron Kwok has shared his excitement ahead of participating in the 3rd International Film Festival and Awards • Macao in a new video introducing three films from this edition’s programme. Aaron is looking forward to seeing Vasan Bala’s The Man Who Feels No Pain from India, Danish director Gustav Moller’s thriller The Guilty, and Clean Up, the Korean drama from Manki Kwon. The three Competition films are part of a rich programme of over 50 films fr...

SBIFF's 13th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Hugh Jackman with a video message from THE Gladiator!

What an unforgettable evening on November 19th, at SBIFF's 13th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Hugh Jackman! Congratulations Hugh! Kirk Douglas (102) sent the recipient this special video message which was screened during the Santa Barbara Film Fest event . "Kirk Douglas ... you are THE Gladiator. I am truly humbled to receive this honor in your name." stated Hugh Jackman.     ...

Herzog will be awarded the Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel at next Visions du Réel, International Film Festival, Nyon

Visions du Réel, International Film Festival, Nyon, will pay tribute to one of the world’s major filmmakers during its 50th edition. It is Werner Herzog who will be awarded the Sesterce d’or  Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel during the 2019 edition of the Festival (5—13 April 2019). In partnership with the Cinémathèque suisse and the ECAL, several events are being organised to give the audience the opportunity to meet the legendary film di...

All These Small Moments currently at Mannheim-Heidelberg Filmfest - interview with director Melissa Miller Costanzo

(Melissa Miller Costanzo, Molly Ringwald and Oldenburg Filmfest head Torsten Neumann, Photo courtesy of Laurence Diederich / Filmfest Oldenburg)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   "All These Small Moments" is currently screening at the 68th Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival and will have its first screening at the Torino Film Festival on November 25th. It had its international premiere at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in September and M...

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Mannheim - Heidelberg: Meetings with Remarkable Films

With its 67th edition the International Film Festival, now running in both Mannheim and Heidelberg, adjacent antique and bustling cities  south of Frankfurt on Germany's celebrated Weinstrasse, continues to draw into its net debut features (and some documentaries) as well as "discoveries" from quite literally around the globe. After the Berlinale, it remains the oldest film festival in Germany, and the seventh oldest in the world and is determinedly true to its orig...


WorldFest EarlyBird Entry Deadline December 15, 2018

The 52nd WorldFest ~ Main Entry Deadline: December 15, 2018 We are excited to present our brilliant new graphic design from the creative team at Lopez Negrete Communication-Houston! This powerful design truly captures the very essence of our mission at WorldFest, the oldest Indie Film Festival in the whole, wide world!   We are always delighted to remember our wonderful "discoveries" over the past 52 years of  remarkable WorldFest Winners! WorldFest-Housto...

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema comes back for the 13th edition: November 26-December 5

Highlights include festival winners Touch Me Not and I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, a new wave of films by women directors, and a focus on the darkly satirical work of internationally acclaimed auteur Radu Jude   The Romanian Film Initiative, The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the Jacob Burns Film Center are proud to present the 13th edition of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, to run November 26-December 5. The survey of...

TWBFF Opening date for Film & Screenplay submissions is Dec 1st 2018!

TWBFF Opening date for Film & Screenplay submissions is Dec 1st 2018!  It's the 4th Annual Int'l Wild Bunch Film Festival, founded in 2015 by film producer Rock & Brenda-Marie Whitehead. Charlie LeSueur will be returning as TWBFF 2019 Emcee! This 2019 edition will be in conjunction with the 68 Annual "Rex Allen Days" at that will have a Rodeo, Carnival, Gun Show, Car Show, Parade and more! Join us for a family fun weekend in Willc...

Call for entry to 60Seconds festival in Copenhagen, on HUMAN versus Nature

The 60Seconds Short Film Festival celebrates its 12th edition in 2019 with the theme: HUMAN VERSUS NATURE. The exhibition dates are February 18-24, 2019 and the deadline for participation is January 26, 2019. 60Seconds invites all artists and video creators to submit their 60 second videos with no sound that explore human interaction with nature and our environment. Is our species detached completely from being part of nature? Are we becoming a lethal threat to the natural environment as the...

USA Broadcast Deal!

Tomorrow (November 30th) is our REGULAR DEADLINE! Why submit to the 10th Annual Festival? Well, this year ShortsTV is offering to look at any accepted Short film for a US broadcast deal!  (NOTE: Must be narrative Live Action or Animation only. Art/experimental, documentary, TV pilot, or web series is NOT included in this offer). Want to submit your film? Visit:   ...

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Zhang Yimou’s Shadow will close the International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) on December 14.

  Director Zhang Yimou’s reimagining of the classic Three Kingdoms: Jingzhou epic tells the story of a powerful King and his people who have been displaced from their homeland and long to win it back. The King is wild and ambitious, but his motives and methods are mysterious. His great commander is a visionary who longs for nothing more than to win the ultimate battle, but needs to lay his plans in secret. The women of the palace are tragic figures, caught between being revered as ...

Voltage Pictures has closed major sales for Guy Nattiv’s TIFF Award-winning film Skin

Voltage Pictures has closed key deals on Guy Nattiv’s Skin after introducing the title to international buyers at the recent 2018 American Film Market, it was announced today by company President and COO Jonathan Deckter. The film, starring Jamie Bell, Vera Farmiga and Danielle McDonald premiered to strong reviews at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.   Voltage closed major deals on the biopic including Lionsgate for the U.K., Ascot Elit...

Sharkwater Extinction wins Best Documentary at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

FLIFF WINNERS The Jury of the 33rd Annual Film Festival announced their selections for Best of Fest last night. The members of the Jury are: Alyn Darnay, director, writer, lecturer Mariah Reed, actress, theatre director, professor of theatre Dave Montalbano, film writer & critic Rachel Galvin, entertainment writer, radio host ...

Selected reviews for the Creepy Line

'Creepy Line' film exposing Google, Facebook  WND 'Tremendous power in the hands of two companies' 'Creepy Line' Film Examines Facebook, Google's Influence; Director Talks 'Scary' Way They Use Censorship Christian Post A new documentary examines the way in which sites like Google and Facebook can influence people's thoughts through their control of private information. ...

Taiwan TV Showcase at the Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore

On 5 December 2018 (Wednesday), Taipei Multimedia Production Association (TMPA) will host a Taiwan TV Showcase at the Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.   At the event, TMPA will announce an upcoming drama series, Best Interest《最佳利益》, and promote their latest travel programme, Never Ends《溢遊未盡》 where the host starts from USA before travelling to all corners to the world. Cast members of these programmes will be present, including: Wu Tien-Hsi...

Principal photography begins today on MISBEHAVIOUR, a dramedy based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest

Principal photography begins today on MISBEHAVIOUR, a dramedy based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest and its disruption by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement.  The film will shoot in and around London over the next nine weeks. In addition to the previously announced cast of Keira Knightley (in the role of SALLY ALEXANDER), Gugu Mbatha Raw (as JENNIFER HOSTEN) and Jessie Buckley (as JO ROBINSON), new members of the ensemble announced today include Oscar nomi...


If Your Smartphone’s Full of Reveals, Imagine PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Yes, we’ve all heard smartphones called the “black box” of our lives, but Mexican director Manolo Caro has adapted an award-winning Italian film that really speaks to the mobile handheld-driven times we live in.  Caro's new film PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS, or PERFECT STRANGERS to be released Jan. 11 from Pantelion Films, is literally powered by involuntary phone reveals. It’s full of “textual tension,&quo...


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New York Film Critics Circle winners announced; Roma Named Best Film

The New York Film Critics Circle voted today at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for its 2018 awards winners. The awards will be handed out during the annual ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Tao Downtown. Roma took home the prizes for Best Film and Best Cinematography, with Alfonso Cuarón also winning for Best Director. Regina Hall was selected as Best Actress for her role Support the Girls. Ethan Hawke was chosen as Best Actor for First Reformed. Special Awards were given t...

Kore-eda's Shoplifters Wins Best Feature Film at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

  Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) was named Best Feature Film at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), The Award was accepted by producer Taguchi Hijiri at the glittering APSA ceremony in Brisbane, Australia. This is Kore-eda’s first APSA win and the first time a film from Japan has won the APSA for Best Feature Film. The film is Japan’s official submission for the Oscars®. In a spread of aw...

Winners at Festival des Trois Continents - Nantes

THE JURY LUCIE BORLETEAU, SHLOMI ELKABETZ, MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN, ANURAG KASHYAP This year, nine films competed to get an award. After the screening of TEL AVIV ON FIRE by Sameh ZOABI at the Grand T theater in Nantes, the jury of this 40th edition awarded the following prizes :   GOLDEN BALLOON sponsored by the City of Nantes  accompanied by a prize of 6,000 euros   MEMORIES OF MY BODY de Garin NUGROHO Fiction / 106’ /Indonésie...

Arlington International Film Festival Awards

AWARDS FOR AIFF 2018 Indie Filmmaker Awards   Best of Festival Feature | SKIDROW MARATHON Mark Hayes & Gabrielle Hayes | USA   Best of Festival Short | ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL? Mohammad Bakhshi | Iran   Best Short Documentary | WHIRLWIND Samantha Smith | USA   Best Feature Narrative | DIE BEST E ALLER WELTEN (The Best of All Worlds) Adrian Goiginger | Austria   Best Short Narrative | VIOLIN Konstantin Fam | Russia    Best Short Animation...

The 8th Kalasha TV & Film Awards winners

The 8th Kalasha TV & Film Awards winners were announced in a lavish gala event held in Nairobi, Safari Park Hotel graced by the crème de la crème of the film industry with other renowned guests drawn from government agencies and corporate blue chip firms. Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of ICT Mr. Joe Mucheru was the chief Guest with remarks from Kenya Film Commission Chairman, Chris Foot and Ag. CEO Timothy Owase. ...

Buried Alive 2018 Awards

This year's crop of films was incredible and we'd like to congratulate all of the award winners:   Best Feature and Best FX: Framed Marc Martinez Jordan Spain   Best Short: Post Mortem Mary Joshua Long Australia   WTF Award: Violence Voyager  Ujicha Japan    Best Local Short:  Homesick Samuel Goodwin USA    Best Animated Short: Should You Meet a Lady in a Darkened Wood Daniel Stankler UK   Sinema Challenge...


The 2018 Emile Awards 90 Nominees revealed

 Peter Lord , President of the European Animation Awards (EAA) Association, Didier Brunner, General Secretary and Matie Haroutian, General Delegate, announced the 2018 Emile Awards 90 nominees today (November 8) live from the General Secretariat from the Greek Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media.   Nominees by categories:   - BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN A STUDENT FILM - ● A Love Letter to the One I Made up - Israel | Rachel Gutgarts (dire... 

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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"...  


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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".  LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, produced and presented by Jeff Bridges. USA




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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Festival International Du Film d' Histoire de Pessac's blog

Le palmarès du 29e Festival International du Film d'Histoire de Pessac

Prix du Film d’Histoire - FICTION Les Témoins de Lendsdorf d’Amichai Greenberg Prix du Jury Professionnel « Notre choix s’est porté sur un film qui se passe aujourd’hui, mais qui parle de notre relation intime à l’histoire. Cette relation est collective et personnelle. Ce film a toutes les qualités d’une enquête prenante, mais c’est autre chose qui nous a ému·e·s. Dans t...

Le festival de Pessac est lançé, une ouverture musicale inspirée des années folles

The Gatsbys (groupe de 4 musiciens Nantais) ont ouvert le festival avec des standards des années folles. Un moment de musique unique, un voyage dans le temps au Cinéma Jean Eustache Julien Vinçonneau guitare       Xavier Normand contrebasse       Nicolas Gautier ... 

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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Bernardo Bertolucci nous a quittés, L académie des César lui rend un dernier hommage

Une immense figure du Cinéma Italien nous quitte aujourd’hui. Réalisateur et scénariste, Bernardo Bertolucci n’aura jamais cessé de surprendre son public et de créer pour lui. C’est très jeune qu’il a la chance de rencontrer celui qui deviendra son mentor, l’un des plus grands auteurs du Cinéma Italien : Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cette rencontre lui permettra de porter à l’écran le scé...

Soutenez la candidature de Bruno Chatelin, ancien membre du board de l'EFA

  Elections de la présidente/du président de l'EFA et renouvellement des membres du Board. Soutenez la candidature de Bruno Chatelin, ancien membre du boArd qui a choisi de se représenter :-) Le vote des membres de l EFA se fait sur la plateforme de l EFA et se termine le 29 novembre. La nouvelle composition du board et les nouveaux élus seront annoncés en AG à Séville, le lendemain de la cérémonie de remise ...

MyFrenchFilmFestival est de retour !

    Le premier festival de cinéma français en ligne est de retour du 18 janvier au 18 février 2019. Découvrez dès maintenant l'affiche de cette 9e édition.  Après 12 millions de visionnages en 2018, la nouvelle édition de MyFrenchFilmFestival arrive à grands pas. Le festival vous proposera une nouvelle fois de découvrir le meilleur du jeune cinéma francophone, partout dans le monde... dep...

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 27 novembre

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 21/11/2018 au 27/11/2018

Le Grinch s'impose en tête des démarrages 1er jour de ce mercredi 28 novembre, suivi de Sauver ou périr et de Casse-noisette et les quatre royaumes.       Source : CBO ...

Samuel Hadida décède à 64 ans. Adieu Samy j aimais ce que tu aimais

Un vrai passionné nous quitte, trop tôt mais quelle belle carrière. ...

MAGNETIC un film de Thierry Donard @ La nuit de la Glisse à Paris le 30 Novembre


Le Maître du Réel 2019 au Festival de Nyons (Visions du Réel) est le réalisateur Werner Herzog.

Visions du Réel invite une personnalité majeure du cinéma: le Maître du Réel 2019 est le réalisateur Werner Herzog. VISIONS DU RÉEL CÉLÈBRE L’ŒUVRE DE WERNER HERZOG À L’OCCASION DE SA 50e ÉDITION C’est à un cinéaste majeur du cinéma mondial que Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, rendra homm...


Ciné-concert Star Wars : L'Empire contre-attaque au Zénith de Nancy le 15 février 2019

Trois mois après l'énorme succès des premiers ciné-concerts du mois de novembre avec Star WarsTM un nouvel espoir, l'histoire se poursuit, la musique transcende, l'aventure s'accélère... Faites place au Seigneur Vador ! Projetées sur un écran géant de 20 m, les séquences du film culte Star WarsTM : L' Empire contre-attaque sont sublimées par l'orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse qui reprend en dire...

Derniers jours pour soumettre vos projets à Frontières

DERNIÈRE CHANCE POUR ENVOYER VOTRE PROJET! Appel à projets Forum de financement et développement Frontières  14 au 16 février 2019 Helsinki, Finlande Date limite de soumission: le 30 novembre, 17h HNE     Frontières est ...

Impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 20 Novembre en France et USA

  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.    ...

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