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A few exciting options for industry guests during Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event?

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What's cooking at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event European Film Forum returns to Tallinn Highlights of TV Beats Check out the full programme  Attending Music Meets Film 2nd day?  Come and join the WIFTI Talks on Sunday! On new tech, old festival and future of photojournalism Feeling artsy? Ahead to Kai Centre How to spend a day around Tallinn for Cinephiles   ...
 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival honours actress Rea Lest at the festival’s Opening Ceremony

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The 23rd edition of the Black Nights Film Festival was opened yesterday at the Alexela Concert Hall with actress Rea Lest honoured with the Bruno O’ya award.  At last night’s Opening Ceremony’s spectacular multimedia show, directed once again by Ingmar Jõela, crossed stage acting, dance acts and live filmmaking, paying homage to films like A Clockwork Orange, The Matrix and Climax. The festival awarded actress Rea Lest with the Bruno O’ya Award...
 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Fotografiska Tallinn present a film stills masterclass

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  Tallinn Black Nights and the Tallinn branch of the Fotografiska photography museum have joined forces to present Still Meets Film, a film stills masterclass with internationally renowned photographers Kris Dewitte and Fabrizio Maltese.   As photography taken on the set of a film is considered a separate branch of the photo industry, Fotografiska Tallinn is introducing a day of masterclasses with world-renowned professionals Kris Dewitte and Fabrizio Maltese showing best pra...
 
 

The European Film Forum in Tallinn eyes the future of Europe's talents, technology and diversity

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How European talents in cinema, games and digital content will stay relevant with global competition increasing, how European startup innovators are championing new business models, and how Europe can lead the way in industry diversity actions? Those will be the three main topics on the agenda of the upcoming European Film Forum (EFF), the European Commission's dialogue with stakeholders on Wednesday, 27 November at the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Titled "Industry (...
 
 
 

Tallinn Black Nights sub-festival PÖFF Shorts screens fresh short films by celebrated feature directors

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Still from Yorgos Lanthimos, (The Favourite, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Lobster), new short film Nimic, featuring Matt Dillon   Titled Homecoming, the PÖFF Shorts programme will screen films by directors who have been featured in previous editions of Black Nights with their feature films. The programme features films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Peter Strickland, Sudhanshu Saria, Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel, and Teemu Nikki. The programme will showcase films ...
 
 

Welcome at Black Nights Film festival at the Nordic Hotel in Tallinn

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The most famous event happening during your stay at the festival is the Christmas market of course. During Friday to Sunday there are some dance and choir performances too. Market is open everyday. Here is the programme: http://christmasmarket.ee/en/ Here is the Visit Estonia link: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/tallinn-christmas-market Do not miss on 23.11 when the Black Food Festival in Tallinn,when all the food and drinks that they serve are black. https://www.v...
 

Try a taste of black at Black Food Festival in Tallinn

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The Black Food Festival is coming to Estonia for the first time this year. Having set out its stall in Berlin, London and New York in the last 12 months, it’s be coming to the Põhjala factory in Tallinn. The aim is to open the door to culinary creativity and experimentation and to do so under the umbrella of an enjoyable city festival during some of the blackest nights of the year. Taste-wise, there’ll be something for everybody! ...
 
 

PÖFF 23 I Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Teaser 2019

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Nice teaser, congrats from the entire filmfestivals.com team We included this in our channel of festival trailers https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1K2aYED0lNtLZIOk1xwU6mvm3X7-PkCP  And have promoted on the homepage of filmfestivals.com   https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/editor/the_film_festivals_trailer_park  ...
 

 

Sri Lankan eco thriller fiction Suparna to premiere at Rebels with a Cause Competition

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Suparna,competing Blacknights film festival rebels with the course competition. It talks about nature and nature talking to you. kindly invite you to have unforgettable srilankan film experience . A half-alien half-human young woman, living in a rural village in Sri Lanka, with the help of two friends, tries to save their village from a multinational environment release corporation, while struggling to make up her mind about returning to the planet of her origin. Director Sujeewa Priyalali&...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival to honour director Andrei Konchalovsky

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival to honour director Andrei Konchalovsky with the Lifetime Achievement Award WRITTEN BY HANNES AAVA. At the 23rd edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky will be presented with one of the festival’s two Lifetime Achievement Awards. The festival will also screen two of his films: the Northern European premiere of his latest film Sin (Il Peccato) and House of Fools (2002). The... 
 
 

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Bruno chatelin interviewed on Production without Borders and French Riviera Film Festival

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      The second Production without Borders event held concurrently with AFM. was moderated by Debra Levine with the talented panelists Larry Namer Carmela Baranowska Ali M. Aksu Emily Shah and Christopher Kuhne    The event was a smash success!   Video coming soon. The event would not have been possible without the support of Johnny Muj Dustin Quick Tee Starren Anna Spyrou and Vic...
 
 

Interview with Director Brian Metcalf for 'Adverse' (2019)

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Brian A. Metcalf is an Asian-American writer, director, producer and actor and is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Producers Guild and Visual Effects Society. He previously worked on games, DVDs, web, EPKs, music videos, film and documentaries for the studios.  He is currently working on a number of film and television projects. Brian lives in Los Angeles.       I interviewed Brian during the AF...
 
 

Interview with Writer, Director Producer Scott Herford at 2019 AFM

 
Scott Herford began his television career in documentaries producing and series producing. (ABC TV's Race Around The World, National Geographic’s ‘Hayden Turner' Video Postcards: AFRICA) and has fulfilled producer and executive in charge of production roles on three independent feature films: Circle of Lies, Pros & Ex-Cons, Going Down Under. Distribution for these movies by Warner Bros. LIONSGATE Entertainment and Maverick Pictures respectively. ...
 

Interview with Producer Bobby Rock at 2019 AFM

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A veteran in the film industry, Bobby Rock currently heads acquisitions at Lightning Entertainment Group.  Previously he was Senior VP of Acquisitions at Eric Doctorow’s Random Media.  Prior to that Rock was Head of Acquisitions at Echo Bridge Entertainment for six years (2008-2014).  For the previous eight years (1999-2007) Rock was at Francis Coppola’s American Zoetrope as Senior V.P. of Production and Development, Rock has guided PUMPKIN, JEEPERS CREEPERS II...
 
 

Interview with Producer J. Todd Harris, CEO/founder of Branded Pictures Entertainment.

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Raised in New York City, Todd Harris earned his BA and MBA from Stanford University and currently lives in Los Angeles. He began his producing career while in college with a production of ‘Hair’. His first job out of college, he managed theater company TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. He started producing fulltime after achieving his MBA from Stanford when he moved to Los Angeles. Mr. Harris’s films include such reputable titles ‘Bottle Shock’ (2008) starring Alan Rickm...
 

FULL coverage of AFM In case you missed the action in Santa Monica

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  245 ARTICLES   (of which 111 pre AFM) I 228 PHOTOS    I    52 Videos from AFM      Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edition of AFM Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with filmfestivals.com and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels,...
 

 

A look back at the 40th edition of the AFM with comments from Jonathan Wolf

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Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edition of AFM

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Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with filmfestivals.com and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels, 350 companies taking meetings) and on the state of the industry and the shift to online streaming and on demand platforms, the" new world order". Jonathan Wolf, a graduate of USC Business School, has held an illustrious career in film...
 
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Line-up of the 14th CYIFF Cyprus International Film Festival

 
14th CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Screenings25-29/11, 2019 @ Theatre Melina Mercouri, Old Nicosia, Cyprus 
 

Deputy Ministrer of Tourism speech for the 14th Cyprus International Film Festival, 22-30 November 2019

 
It is with great pleasure that the Deputy Ministry of Tourism constitutes one of the proud sponsors of the 14th Cyprus International Film Festival, a prestigious European Film Festival hosting young and promising artists from all over the world. It is not a coincidence that the event already holds the EFFE label, Europe's quality certification for remarkable arts festivals demonstrating their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness - all of which...
 

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” will receive the ‘Best Original Screenplay Award’ at the 24th annual Capri, Hollywood

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Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” will receive the ‘Best Original Screenplay Award’ at the 24th annual Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival, it was announced here today by Tony Renis, the festival’s honorary president. It was further revealed that Steven Zaillian, an Academy Award® recipient for Spielberg’s “Schindler's List,” will be on the Blue Island,  to accept the award during the festival’s Decemb...
 
 

Red Sea International Film Festival partners with Cairo International Film Festival to support Arab filmmakers

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The Saudi-based festival will select a Cairo Film Connection project from the fiction projects-in-development category to attend the inaugural Project Market of the Red Sea Souk from March 13-16, 2020   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 22 November, 2019: The Red Sea International Film Festival will award an opportunity to a team of Arab filmmakers attending the Cairo Film Connection to participate in the inaugural Red Sea Souk, the international industry market taking place in Jedd...
 

Look back with video from ISFMF 2019 - filmfestivals.com was there!

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The 7th edition of International Sound and Film Music Festival was a great success. So, let's keep this great memories alive for some time! Enjoy the video!       Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin: "I had fun in Pula, also visited the Pula Aquarium...Made some new friends there too..." Watch the video i cut from that visit! Music performed live at ISFMF Festival in Croatia Awards Ceremony by The Hollywood Film Music Quartet. (dreamaker-produc...
 

 

50th Anniversary edition of the Giffoni Opportunity to be celebrated in Toronto in 2020

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Piero Rinaldi, President of Giffoni Opportunity | Claudio Gubitosi, Director of Giffoni Opportunity | Cristiano de Florentiis, Artistic Director of ICFF   Founder and Director of the renowned Giffoni Opportunity, Claudio Gubitosi, announced an important collaboration with the ICFF earlier this week, which will see Toronto as one of 15 cities to present a segment of the film festival for young viewers next year, as part of a special celebration of the organization’s 50th ...
 

Festival of German Cinema in China back for seventh edition

 
  FESTIVAL OF GERMAN CINEMA IN CHINA BACK FOR SEVENTH EDITION   The seventh edition of the Festival of German Cinema will take place in Beijing from 15 to 24 November, 2019. 16 new German films will be shown, with a strong documentary line-up consisting of four films. Taken overall, this year's program will again be offering the Chinese audiences an exciting selection of current Germa...
 

 

Boston International Kids Film Festival Returns November 15th - 17th

 
  (Boston) The Boston International Kids Film Festival (BIKFF) returns this weekend with more than 80 films for, by, and about kids. Both professionally and student-made, this year’s selections feature a number of award-winning films including a documentary about Syrian and Iraqi refugees experiencing summer camp for the first time, a call to action from a group of school children in Brooklyn trying to eliminate microplastics polluting our environment, and a look back at the Merrimac...
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PRE LAUNCH DEADLINE January 20, 2020

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.

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New York Festivals Television & Films Awards 
April 9th, 2020

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Deadline extended

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries.  

All Entries in the 2020 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 2019 TV & Film Awards winning entries please visit: 

https://tvfilm.newyorkfestivals.com/Winners/index

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Garden State Film Festival 
March 25-29, 2020
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Asbury Park, New Jersey - USA 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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French Riviera Film Festival 
May 11-12, 2020

 

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

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

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February 25, 2020 Regular Deadline
April 10, 2020 Late Deadline

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

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

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 
April 22 – 26, 2020

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January 6, 2020  Regular Deadline
January 27, 2020  Late Deadline
February 16, 2020  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 . 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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Worlfest Houston 53

April 17 - 26, 2019


Early bird entry by November 15

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

 

You may enter Online via our entry platform - 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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Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
(April 21-25, 2020) 

Submissions end December 27th,  2019  

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

 

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NEW YORK CITY Independent Film Festival

May 10 – 17, 2020

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

All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

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

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

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Fantasporto 40
February 28 - March 7

Deadline  December 1st, 2019

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

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

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

 

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Martin Scorsese Tells You All You Need to Know About Movies: AFI 2019 Tribute Reel

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Friday night Martin Scorsese was feted at AFI’s Film Fest in the Chinese Theater. Scorsese has been around long enough that people actually spell his name right now. He would laugh at that, considering the late great Roger Ebert once spelled his name incorrectly in an early review out of Chicago. Scorsese has teamed with Robert De Niro nine times, that should be a record. (They were introduced by Brian de Palma.) But his editor The...
 

LYNETTE HOWELL TAYLOR AND STEPHANIE ALLAIN TO PRODUCE  THE 92ND OSCARS®

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Interesting update from the Academy. Two women will produce the Oscar presentation this year. Very exciting times. Read on... Curated by Screenmancer Staff from AMPAS LOS ANGELES, CA: Oscar®-nominated producer Lynette Howell Taylor and producer Stephanie Allain will produce the 92nd Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be their first involvement with the Oscars, which airs live on the ABC Television Netwo...
 

Ricky Gervais to receive the 2019 Rose d’Or Performance of the Year Award

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  The Rose d’Or is pleased to announce that the Performance of the Year Award 2019,  given to a television star who has made an outstanding contribution in the past 12 months, will be given to Ricky Gervais for his ground-breaking performance as Tony in After Life, the Netflix series which he also writes and directs. The award will be made to Ricky in person in London on Sunday December 1st at a gala event, to be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry. In After Life, Tony has lost his wi...
 

Announcing the first members of the Rockie Awards 2020 Grand Jury

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Kathleen Finch Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer Discovery inc.  Lisa Godfrey VP, Original Content Corus Entertainment Inc Paul Mortimer Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions ITV Linda Simensky Head of PBS KIDS PBS KIDS     The Rockie Awards Grand Jury Prize is one of the industry's most coveted honours. The Banff World Media Festival and Rockie Awards are proud to reveal the first four esteemed members of this year's Gr...
 
 

Masterclass with acclaimed UK actress Lily James on December 8th at the Macao Museum Of Art during IFFAM

 
IFFAM TEAMS WITH BAFTA FOR MASTERCLASS WITH YOUNG BRITISH STAR   The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) is teaming up with International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) to host a masterclass with acclaimed UK actress Lily James on December 8th at the Macao Museum Of Art during the fourth annual IFFAM (Dec 5 to 10).   James will speak about her extraordinarily successful career to date which has seen her become one of the most in-demand actresses working ...
 
 

Christopher Dennis, AKA Hollywood Boulevard Superman, passed away

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FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD. SUPERMAN CHRISTOPHER DENNIS RAISING FUNDS FOR HIS FUNERAL   Christopher Dennis, AKA Hollywood Boulevard Superman, tragically passed away November 2 at the age of 52. Chris had been homeless, off and on, for three years prior to his passing, sometimes sleeping in shelters. Family, friends, and fans who had helped him find lodgings over the years, hope to raise funds to give him a final resting place where he can be at peace for ...
 
 

Brosnam brothers will serve as Golden Globe Ambassadors 2020

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  HFPA President Lorenzo Soria announced 2020 Golden Globe Ambassadors in Hollywood on November 14, 2019. Dylan and Paris Brosnan, sons of Golden Globe-nominated actor Pierce Brosnan will represent HFPA philanthropy during their year-long tenure as well as assist in handing out our awards during the Golden Globe ceremony on Sunday, January 5, 2020.    he Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has selected Dylan and Paris Brosnan as the Golden Globe Ambassadors for...
 

"Someone Somewhere" ("Deux Moi") - Film Interview with Cédric Klapisch

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This Parisian story explores avenues of urban solitude and how two thirty-something year old deal with them The action takes place in a run down middle class neighbourhood in Paris. Remy (Francois Civil) - a call centre worker - and Melanie (Ana Girardot) - a passionate cancer researcher still healing from the end of her former relationship are neighbours, and dealing with similar issues - with no knowledge of the other. Both embracing analysis : state-funded for Fra...
 
 

Interview with Producer J. Todd Harris, CEO/founder of Branded Pictures Entertainment.

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Raised in New York City, Todd Harris earned his BA and MBA from Stanford University and currently lives in Los Angeles. He began his producing career while in college with a production of ‘Hair’. His first job out of college, he managed theater company TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. He started producing fulltime after achieving his MBA from Stanford when he moved to Los Angeles. Mr. Harris’s films include such reputable titles ‘Bottle Shock’ (2008) starring Alan Rickm...
 
 
 

Article from Cannes on Bruno Chatelin with AFI Peace Initiative

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Two of my curated Best for Fests Sharkwater Extinction and The Mystery of a Buryat Lama Documentary by Elena Demidova received an award at 2019 AFI Peace initiative, here pictured with Angelique Monet ...
 

6 New Individuals and Institutions Inducted into SFFILM’s Ongoing Compendium of Essential Figures in the Bay Area Film Community

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SFFILM has announced the latest group of individuals and institutions to be added to Essential SF, the organization’s ongoing compendium of the Bay Area film community’s most vital figures. Each fall, a new group of local cinematic luminaries is added to the growing list of diverse talent, and this year’s inductees—acclaimed documentary production company Actual Films, beloved Public Defender and filmmaker Jeff Adachi (posthumously), youth media organization BAYCAT, fil...
 

Juliette Binoche selected as a talent ambassador for the 4th edition of the Macao Festival

 
JULIETTE BINOCHE TO BE TALENT AMBASSADOR AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS • MACAO       MACAO November 15: The International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) is today thrilled to announce Juliette Binoche as a talent ambassador for the 4th edition of the festival, which runs from December 5 – 10, 2019.   One of France’s most celebrated actresses, Binoche will join previously announced IFFAM talent ambassadors, Hong Kong star Car...
 

 

 
 
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Awards and prizes of the XVI Festival of Cinema and Human Rights of Barcelona

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The Barcelona Film and Human Rights Festival announces the winners of the XVI edition of the contest. The awards are chosen by a professional jury composed of different personalities of Human Rights and the world of cinema. They will be released and announced at the closing ceremony to be held tonight (Friday, November 22) in the Texas Cinemas (note seized until today at 9pm).   Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, a film that follows the research of an international group of scienti...
 
 

Winners of the 4th Sochi International Film Festival

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The Winner of the 4th Sochi International Film Festival is Guardian of Light from the director Yermek Tursunov. Muratzhan Mukazhanov, who acted in the film, accepted the golden Irida statuette.   The 4th Sochi International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA) has officially closed with an awards ceremony on November 20th at the Radisson Collection Paradise Resort in Sochi. In attendance at the ceremony were Lubah Balagova-Kandour, Mohy Quandour, Kim Ki-duk, Maya Aimedova, Peter Ferris, Richa...
 
 

Bambi Awards 2019 glamour

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The Bambi, often simply called the Bambi Award and stylised as BAMBI, are presented annually by Hubert Burda Media to recognize excellence in international media and television, awarded to personalities in the media, arts, culture, sports and other fields "with vision and creativity who affected and inspired the German      First held in 1948, it is the oldest and now Germany's most important media prize: BAMBI has been writing German film and med...
 
 

Parasite wins Best Feature Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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  Bong Joon-ho’s international hit Parasite (Gisaengchung) has won Best Feature Film at the 13th Aisa Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). The award was accepted on the night by Parasite producer Jang Young-hwan and marks the first win for the Republic of Korea in this category since Secret Sunshine (Miryang) took out the inaugural prize in 2007. 13 Asia Pacific countries and areas collected awards, with many of the winners also being their country&rsqu...
 

HIFF39 Audience Award Winners

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HIFF39 Audience Award Winners presented by Hawaii News Now: YELLOW ROSE, THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM and THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN (From Top to Bottom): YELLOW ROSE (Best Narrative); THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM (Best Doc); & THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN (Best Short)        Congratulations to the HIFF39 AUDIENCE AWARD Winners presented by Hawaii News Now. The audience ballots have been tabulated and here the 2019 Festival wi...
 

The UK Jewish Film Festival announce 2019 Awards prize winners

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On the closing day of the 2019 edition of the festival, UK Jewish Film Festival’s Jury announce the Jury prize winners, including the newly launched Best Documentary Award.  The UK Jewish Film Festival Awards recognise achievement in both fiction and documentary feature-length films. Broadcaster and film writer Jason Solomons will MC the award ceremony today, Thursday 21 November, at Picturehouse Central in London.   The Best Debut Feature Award has been announced as Leona, d...
 

RIFF Awards 2019 Love & Pride Day

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Tuesday 19 November at the RIFF - Rome Independent Film Festival at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila directed by Fabrizio Ferrari will be Love & Pride Day - The value of diversity a day dedicated to raising awareness of LGBTQ issues with many guests expected, on the eve of TDoR - Transgender Day of Remembrance - the world day of commemoration of the victims of hatred and transphobic prejudice (November 20).   For the Italian Documentary Competition will be presented A man must be stro...
 
 

First SFFILM Awards Night honorees announced: Chinonye Chukwu, Marielle Heller, and Lulu Wang

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CHINONYE CHUKWU, MARIELLE HELLER, AND LULU WANG ANNOUNCED AS FIRST HONOREES AT SFFILM AWARDS NIGHT 2019         Star-Studded Gala Is a Fundraiser for SFFILM’s Year-Round Work Cultivating the Next Generation of Film Artists, a Film Industry Awards Show, and a San Francisco Social Occasion San Francisco, CA – SFFILM has announced several of the film luminaries confirmed to attend and accept honors at the 2019 SFFILM Awards Night, the o...
 
 

EFP and ACC Reveal Three Films Nominated for the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films

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After 42 film critics from 13 Arab countries have viewed 24 films from different European countries on Festival Scope, EFP (European Film Promotion)and the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) revealed the three nominated films for the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films in a video. The Best Film, winner of the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, will be announced at this year's edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). The festival will screen two of the three films in...
 
 

New York 2019 Asian-American TV and Film Festival

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The annual Asian-American TV & Film Festival’s Golden Oak Awards Ceremony was hosted by the Asian-American TV & Film Alliance on October 28, 2019 at the Symphony Space Theater in Manhattan. The Golden Oak Awards recognize outstanding TV and film works and the extraordinary contributions made by individual talents in the film and television industry both in China and through joint ventures. The award categories ranged from Best Independent Film of the Year, Best Television Progra...
 

HIFF39 Festival Award Winners Plus Newly Created Made in Hawai‘i HIFF Production Fund to Launch in 2020

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MOLOKA‘I BOUND wins Best Made in Hawai‘i Film, DOWN ON THE STREET IN WAIKIKI wins 2nd Place; 37 SECONDS wins KAU KA HŌKŪ Award with Honorable Mentions for HEARTS AND BONES and THEY SAY NOTHING STAYS THE SAME; NETPAC Award goes to ANOTHER CHILD .   November 16, 2019 (Honolulu, HI) - The 39th edition of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Jury winners at a private awards gala yesterday evening. The Best Mad...
 
 

Stockholm International Film Festival’s Audience Award 2019 goes to Jojo Rabbit

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After the 30th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival ended on Sunday, we now have the pleasure to announce that the 2019 Audience Award goes to Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi.     Awards Poto  by Carla Orrego Veliz / Still from Jojo Rabbit.  Each year, the Stockholm International Film Festival invites the festival audience to select...
 

2019 Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners

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  Winners include “Lucky Grandma,” “The Remix: Hip Hop in Fashion,” and “The Story of Plastic”   Cinema Napa Valley Announces Dates for 2020 Festival   The 9th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced this year’s juried and audience award winners on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The festival, held from November 13-17, screened over 80 films, including the 16 in NVFF’s core competition categories, throughout the seven scr...
 
 

9th US in Progress Winners Announced

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Producer Kenneth Reynolds presenting Tiger Style! dir. Cory Santilli  In the 9th edition of US in Progress Wrocław industry program (November 6th-8th) taking place in the frame of the 10th American Film Festival 6 projects were presented. All were eligible for the post-production in-kind awards (post-production services sponsored by the partners of the programme). The projects are receiving the following awards: Tiger Style! by Cory Santilli  production and post-p...
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IFFI 50: Filmfesivals.com recommends recognition of senior journalists, IFFI accepts

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Very nice initiative from our correspondent in India Siraj Syed "A press conference was held on 19th November, on the eve of the inauguration of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), at Maquinez Palace, Panaji, Goa. It was addressed by the Chief Minister of Goa (ESG), Mr. Pramod Sawant, who is also the Chairman of the Entertainment Society of Goa, and Mr. Chaitanya Prasad, Director of IFFI, among others. It was revealed at the PC that the cost of organising IFFI 2019 was...
 

IFFI 50: A.K. Bir, chairing IFFI’s Technical Committee for over 12 years

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IFFI 50: A.K. Bir, chairing IFFI’s Technical Committee for over 12 years To enjoy a film in the way the maker meant it to be enjoyed is a blessing. We, who are attending the 50th International Film Festival of India, Panaji, Goa, know how important it is to enjoy a film in the right ambience. A small error, and the joy could be ruined. To make sure no such thing happens, IFFI has a Technical Committee in place, headed by A.K. Bir, himself a renowned cinematographer, screen-writer and fi...
 
 

IFFI 50: 11 Golden Lining films, made in 1969, to be part of IFFI’s golden jubilee screenings

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IFFI 50: 11 Golden Lining films, made in 1969, to be part of IFFI’s golden jubilee screenings IFFI, in its 50th edition, dedicates a section for Films, released in 1969, who turn 50 this year. These include National Award winning Films from all parts of India and bring in its fold, all the Indian Film Industry. The package includes Films in Odiya, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Assamese and Malayalam languages. One of the movies featured on this section is Tambdi Mati, by Bh...
 
 

IFFI 50: 15 firsts at the 2019 festival

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IFFI 50: 15 firsts at the 2019 festival 1.      International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2019, will witness 90 India Premieres, 6 World Premieres and 11 Asia Premieres of Films. 2.      In a first for IFFI, a special award named Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI has been constituted, by the Government of India. This award will be bestowed to superstar Rajinikanth, during Inaugural Ceremony. 3.      IFFI 2019 will see ...
 

Marjavaan, Review: Monica, harmonica, loyalty, penalty, cute, mute, swords, words

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Marjavaan, Review: Monica, harmonica, loyalty, penalty, cute, mute, swords, words Umpteenth reworking of the Godfather theme, albeit with a couple of new angles, Marjaavaan is definitely not a film to die for. Old songs are recycled, the religious divide is milked, fights are conceived as moves of dance choruses and a violently doomed love story is thrown in to add to the misery of the lead couple. See it only if you like to feast yourself on blood and gore, tragedy and heartbreak. Translate...
 

Charlie’s Angels, Review: Bossy angels and Bosleys

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Charlie’s Angels, Review: Bossy angels and Bosleys A dozen or more women in breath-taking action is not a common feature on the Hollywood screen, or, for that matter, on any screen. Charlie’s Angels take on a charity thief and some invention grabbers in an adventure that takes them from Brazil to Hamburg to Turkey. Along the way, you discover that all the men in the film, bar two, are either evil or bumped off or both. There is an action overdose on occasions when it was not requi...
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For your consideration: LA Screening/Reception for Best Documentary - "Immortal"

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Please join us for the Los Angeles screening and reception for "Immortal" OSCARS® FYC: Best Documentary    Director and scriptwriter: Ksenia Okhapkina Producer: Riho Västrik | Co-producer: Uldis Cekulis   A cinematic essay that looks at everyday life in a small Russian industrial city, uncovering along the way how dangerous and furtive an all-permeating ideology can be.    ...

 

The 22nd Montreal International Documentary Festival: a 10-day celebration of every kind of documentary

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The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to open its 22nd edition today Thursday, November 14, with the Quebec premiere of the film The Disappearance of my Mother, with director Beniamino Barrese and his mother Benedetta Barzini in attendance. The film is a touching, intimate portrait of a former fashion icon who now shuns the camera, wanting to disappear from this world of ubiquitous screens. The opening ceremony will start at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium (H-110...
 

dok.incubator workshop calls for ambitious feature docs in rough cut stage

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    submission deadline January 29th 2020 Apply for six months of intensive editing and development of your documentary film aiming for premiere by early autumn 2020:   / work with more than 30 world-class editors, producers and distributors throughout the postproduction period   / sharpen the storytelling and maximize your film’s international potential   / get personal feedback ...
 

Meetings on the Bridge has launched Neighbours Platform

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Meetings on the Bridge has launched Neighbours Platform in 2015 in order to initiate new collaborations and enhance communication between filmmakers from Turkey and its neighbouring countries. Selected through methods of scouting and interviewing from the neighbouring countries, the filmmakers make the presentation of their projects to the international producers, financiers and buyers after the intensive two days pitching training. Neighbours Platform will take place on 12-17 ...
 
 

4 new prizes for Sharkwater Extinction

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Best Documentary Feature London eco film festival   Outstanding Achievement: Documentary Feature  at indiefest awards Best Director - Feature Length Hero Film FESTIVAL Flamingo Award in the category Awareness Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam   ...
 
 

"terroir" to have European premiere in Hungary!

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"terroir" will have its European Premiere in Budapest, Hungary with the 22nd annual Faludi Film Festival, November 27-30, 2019. Written/helmed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" was filmed in Wheaton & Peru, Illinois, USA, Font Romeu, France and Vilafranca del Penedes, Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. Pol also did the editing and considerable visual effects for the film. A score was written and West...
 

Big Talent, Short Film: Noomi Rapace & Jessica Barden Set To Star

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you wonder what an international star like Noomi Rapace is doing, here's your answer. Take heart short filmmakers, you can land top talent for your projects. And then go for the Oscar category of Live Action (Short). Read on... Curated by Screenmancer Staff from Bulletproof Cupid: ANTWERP, Belgium: "Millennium's" Noomi Rapace and "The End of the F***ing World" actress Jessica Barden star in a ...
 
 

Macao Fest (IFFAM) adds 'Hidden Life', 'JoJo Rabbit' as opening and 'I’m livin it' as closing film

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International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) has added a slew of film titles for its fourth edition which runs December 5 to 10 in Macao, China. These new films complete the programme for the festival which kicks off with a star-studded opening ceremony followed by a gala screening of Taika Waititi’s JoJo Rabbit at the Macao Cultural Center on December 5.   The new titles confirmed include i’m livin it which will be the closing film of the festival on Dec 10. Marki...
 
 

"Mossad!" Previews at Israel Film Festival in LA, David Zucker

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Mossad!, the absurdly wild and hilarious comedy on the daily goings-on of the Mossad, Israel's international intelligence agency, which broke Israel’s box-office records to become the country’s number one comedy of the summer, will have a special sneak preview at the 33rd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 16th at 7:15 pm the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills. Director Alon Gur Arye and David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun, Scary Movie), the pionee...
 
 

The Launch of 2019 Taipei International TV Market & Forum increases the international viability of Taiwan's original content

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The Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development today announces the launch of the 2019 Taipei International TV Market & Forum at the Taipei Marriot Hotel. Peng Chun-heng, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Culture and other distinguished guests are here to start the event. Peng Chun-heng, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Culture; Hsu Yi-chun, Director General of Bureau of Audiovisual and Music lndustry Development, Ministry of Culture; Ting Hsiao-ching, Chairperson of Taiwan ...

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

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

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

 

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June 2019, Australia 14 minutes  short film by Jarrod Dean

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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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Out of Sight , Out of Mind by Brian Follmer

123 minutes USA 2019 Trailer

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

 

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

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Dave Grusin Not Enough Time Documentary feature by Barbara Bentree

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

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

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

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

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Raised On Rock The Burnette Family Legacy

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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  - 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 Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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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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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...
 

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Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 19 novembre 2019

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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.   ...
 

le Festival International du Film de Montagne d'Autrans revient !

 
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE MONTAGNE AUTRANS   4 AU 8 DECEMBRE 2019     Rendez-vous culturel de référence dans le milieu de la montagne et du cinéma, le Festival International du Film de Montagne d'Autrans (FIFMA) continue d'écrire sa belle histoire et vous invite au cœur du Vercors, pour vivre 5 jours de découvertes cinématographiques, mêlant expérience, aventures et pures créations.   ...
 

Bond par Bond de Roger Moore aux Éditions Du May

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  À l’occasion de la sortie du 25e opus le 8 avril 2020 du film James Bond, les Éditions Du May publient le 4 décembre prochain, le livre à succès Bond par Bond écrit par Roger Moore peu de temps avant sa disparition.   Cet ouvrage est passionnant, on y retrouve tous les thèmes et tous les ingrédients qui fondent la légende de cet agent secret ‘‘so british’’ avec humour, fle...
 

Annonce des lauréats du programme Stendhal de l'Institut français

 
La commission du programme Stendhal de l'Institut français s'est réunie le 13 novembre 2019 pour sélectionner les projets d'écriture qui feront l'objet d'un accompagnement en 2020.   La bourse Stendhal est attribuée chaque année à une dizaine d'auteurs sur la base de projets d'écriture nécessitant un séjour à l'étranger. Les lauréats, en contrepartie de cette bourse...
 

2éme édition du Festival International Droits des femmes & Cinéma Du 3 au 6 décembre 2019

 
  Ce nouveau festival créé en 2018 présentera, en avant-première en France, une dizaine de films internationaux qui soulèvent des problématiques de femmes dans le monde. Il a pour objectif de rallier les hommes et les femmes vers une culture de l'égalité entre les deux sexes. Tous les films seront projetés en présence des réalisateurs et/ou des acteurs principaux, des artistes se produiront en live, des tables...
 

Seconde édition du Festival International Droits des femmes & Cinéma Du 3 au 6 décembre 2019

 
2éme édition du Festival International Droits des femmes & Cinéma Du 3 au 6 décembre 2019      Ce nouveau festival créé en 2018 présentera, en avant-première en France, une dizaine de films internationaux qui soulèvent des problématiques de femmes dans le monde. Il a pour objectif de rallier les hommes et les femmes vers une culture de ...
 

l’Empereur du Japon a conféré l’Ordre du Soleil Levant, Rayons d’ Or avec Rosette, à Martine Thérouanne (festival de Vesoul)

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Kore-eda Hirokazu, réalisateur japonais, Cyclo d’or d’honneur Vesoul 2012 et Palme d’or Cannes 2018 avec Martine Thérouanne NOMINATION : Sa Majesté l’Empereur du Japon a conféré l’Ordre du Soleil Levant, Rayons d’Or avec Rosette, à Martine Thérouanne, Directrice du Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie de Vesoul, ce 3 novembre 2019, jour de la Culture au Japon. Cette décoration p...
 

Benjamin Stora présidera le jury du PriMed Festival de la Mediterranée en images

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Le Festival de la Mediterranée en images (23e édition) se déroulera du 24 au 30 novembre 2019 à Marseille, il offrira un choix de films au coeur de l'actualité et s'attachera à expliquer leurs enjeux méditerranéens au public.   Du 24 au 30 novembre 2019 - Marseille à la bibliothèque l’Alcazar / Mucem      ...
 

Six longs métrages en compétition. Une sélection éclectique, représentative de la qualité et de la richesse de la cinématographie polonaise contemporaine (en présence des réalisateurs.trice).  Rencontre avec Filip Bajon, réalisateur pour qui, l'histoire et la littérature polonaise, sont source d'inspiration. Et pour célébrer le 50e anniversaire de la mort de l'... 

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 12 novembre 2019

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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.   ...
 

Le festival du film court francophone de Vaulx en Velin fête ses 20 ans

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Rendez-vous singulier et universel tenant une place originale dans le paysage culturel lyonnais, le Festival du film court francophone un poing c’est court] fête cette année son 20ème anniversaire.Toutes les expressions du court métrage seront au rendez-vous du 17 au 25 janvier 2020, l’occasion de découvrir des œuvres pleines de réflexion, d’émotions, souvent méconnues du public francophone.     ...
 
 

Découvrez les membres du Jury Officiel du Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen

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      Et les membres de notre Jury Officiel sont... ...
 
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