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Applications for Developing Your Film Festival 2021 are closing february 1st


Applications for Developing Your Film Festival 2021 are still open. The deadline to apply is Monday 1 February 2021. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the training will take place live online. 

Now in its tenth year, Developing Your Film Festival (DYFF) is an intensive programme for film festival professionals, taught by some of the world’s experts on taking your festival to the next level. If you want the next edition of your film festival to have a bigger audience, stronger international reputation and improved sponsorship and partnerships, this course was designed for you. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the film festival industry worldwide — it has never been so important to secure funding, know your audience and build a sustainable business model for your festival.  
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Special Virtual Screening: Into The Night : SCREENING TODAY you are invited! 


Warsaw Best Live Action Short Film

We are pleased to invite you to a virtual screening event for the short film Into The Night (Poland) that will include a special Q&A with the filmmaker  Kamila Tarabura.  Into The Night won the Best Live Action Short Film Award at the 36th annual Warsaw International Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying festival.   The female-led production is directed by Kamila Tarabura. ...


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> FOCUS ON SUNDANCE  Jan. 28 - Feb.3 

Interviews by Emmanuel Itier  

Knocking at Sundance: Interview with cast and crew

KNOCKING @ SUNDANCE 2021 Director Frida Kempff and lead actress Cecilia Milocco Interviewed by Emmanuel Itier   Following a nervous breakdown and a discharge from a psychiatric ward, “Molly”, played by the mesmerizing actress Cecilia Milocco, is going to start hearing strange knocking sounds in her apartment. This is the beginning of a surreal “rabbit hole” crisis for a woman of the edge of her mental abyss. We we...


Interview with the HIVE's director Blerta Basholli

HIVE Sundance 2021 : Director: Blerta Basholli Interview by Emmanuel Itier for     Let us know where the inspiration for this film is coming from and what were you trying to address with its subject matter?   The inspiration first came from the TV story I heard about this woman, but mostly from meeting her in person. When I met her I experienced her strength and vision to continue and never look back, and besides encouraging me as a person I rea...

Sundance Interview: SNOWY a short directed by Alexander W. Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje

SNOWY A short directed by Alexander W. Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje    - Interview with the director by Emmanuel Itiers  1/ what inspired you to make this film and what did you want to explore with it?   Kaitlyn: I love taking what seems like an ordinary character, a squirrel, a quiet old man, a turtle living in a basement, and digging deep for surprises--spending so much time and energy developing the story that the charac...

YouTube Originals debuts First-Look Trailer of "Life In A Day 2020"

YouTube Originals released the first trailer today for the forthcoming feature length documentary, “Life In A Day 2020,” launching February 6 on the film’s YouTube channel. “Life In A Day 2020” premieres virtually at the Sundance Film Festival on February 1.    Watch the “Life In A Day 2020” Trailer HERE     On July 25, 2020, people all over the world filmed their day and uploaded their footage to be considered fo...


Sundance ‘21 Goes Beyond Film

Opening Night Welcome, Awards Night, Conversations & More, Available Free & Worldwide Sponsors, Foundations Host Virtual Main Street Venues The lineup for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place on a Sundance-built and feature-rich online platform, goes well beyond feature and short films, episodic work and the VR/XR of New Frontier -- it also encompasses a curated program of free special events, conversations and activations available to the global public. These Talks and ...


It’s Day One at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, coming to you reinvented and live wherever you are

Coming to you live wherever you are, it’s Day One at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. While we’ll miss seeing your faces along Main Street in Park City, we’re so glad you’ve joined us for this reimagined online experience that’s been nearly a year in the making—and there are so many ways to connect and explore together, even before the features begin. Dive into all of the events and offers in Festival Village, or use your pass to access our Indie Series...


Sundance recognition for films developped during New Horizons Association industry events

The success of the New Horizons Association industry events. Films developed during the NH and AFF festivals in the program of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.     Prime Time, Jakub Piątek's debut film produced by Kuba Razowski (Watchout Studio), will have its world premiere in the feature film competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was developed as part of the international programme New Horizons Studio+ 2019 organized by the New Horizons Association ...


SoundTrack_Cologne and SoundTrack_Zurich at the Film Music House at Sundance Film Festival

    SoundTrack_Cologne (June 9 - 12, 2021) and its sister event SoundTrack_Zurich (September 28 -30, 2021) are happy to bring German and Swiss composers to the Film Music House during Sundance Film Festival. Composers Dascha Dauenhauer (German Film Award 2020, European Film Award 2021) and Olivia Pedroli (Swiss Film Award 2020) will talk with host and fellow composer Hanna Sophie Lüke about their work experiences. The panel will be available from January 29, 2021 at https://vill...


Sundance kicks off tomorrow, January 28th & runs through February 3rd announces latest additions...

Opening Night Welcome Details, Panel Additions; Patton Oswalt to Host Awards Night   Sundance Institute today announced the latest additions to the programming slate of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday, January 28th at and via a network of Satellite Screens across the U.S. Thursday evening’s Opening Night Welcome on the Festival platform, at 6pm MT, will feature remarks from Institute CEO&...



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The Marché du Film will be back in Cannes from 6-15 July 2021 with a blast!

After a 2020 online edition as challenging as it was successful, we’re thrilled to welcome you back onsite this July in Cannes! The Marché du Film team is already working on an exceptional 2021 edition so we can all celebrate global cinema together again. Registration will open on 15 March 2021. We look forward to better days ahead and we can’t wait to see you again in Cannes this summer!     The Festival de Cannes had reserved the right to chan...

Welcome to The (free) AFM video Sessions!

  Every Wednesday AFM 2020 Participants will receive by email two recorded sessions they might have missed. We hope these continue to bring you actionable information that can be applied to your own projects and businesses as well as inspiration for your work during these challenging times. We encourage you to watch, share and discuss The AFM Sessions with your colleagues and peers.             &...


AFM 2020 films are still available to screen on AFM on Demand through March 31

AFM 2020 films are available to screen on AFM on Demand through March 31. More than 450 films are available from 200+ companies including: Altitude Film Sales • Arclight Films • Artist View Entertainment • Blue Fox Entertainment • Cinema Management Group (CMG) • Distant Horizon • Epic Pictures Group • Film Mode Entertainment • Film Seekers • Filmax • GFM Film Sales • Goldcrest • Highland Film Group • House of Film • Indie R...


Banff World Media Festival introduce their 2021 Content Advisory Board

This year’s advisors are an esteemed group of international industry leaders who will work with our content team to help guide programming for this year's Festival.   ...


Waiting for rescheduled BFM 39 let's go back to the movies together!

Waiting for BFM 39 ⤵ We are about to begin the preparations for the 39th edition of the Festival which, as you know, will take place from April 24 to May 2, 2021; obviously, we cannot foresee what the situation will be like by that time but, in any case, the Festival will be held on those dates, be it on-site or online or both: we need everyone’s help, and we’re not shy to ask those who will read these lines. We shall keep working, with the same conviction and tenacity as...

The Asia TV Forum & Market 2020 (ATF) made a significant mark in the industry

Despite a difficult 2020, with necessary live events globally having been stifled by the pandemic, the Asia TV Forum & Market 2020 (ATF) made a significant mark in the industry, providing an uncomplicated digital platform aimed to exclusively stimulate connections and networking, in addition to noteworthy learnings, as it closed the year on an encouraging note.   Buyers’ Hunt Off the bat, the latest industry outlook (as of December 4, 2020) from buyers at ATF 2020 showed that... 

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> FOCUS ON INDIA:  by Siraj Syed 

THE GOA CHRONICLES by Siraj Syed, our Indian corrrespondent.


IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 15: Terms and conditions applied

IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 15: Terms and conditions applied Media accreditation came on the 29th of December, a mere 18 days before the festival. Those who had not booked travel tickets and not made hotel reservations must have been severely inconvenienced. Luckily, I had made my bookings in anticipation, and that was a bonus. This is the email we received on the 16th of January, the day the festival was inaugurated: “Welcome to the 51st International Film Festival of India, Goa. W...


IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 14: Into the Darkness won the Golden Peacock

IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 14: Into the Darkness won the Golden Peacock The epic World War II film Into the Darkness (De forbandede år) which portrays the story of a Danish electronics factory owner who is forced to produce for the occupying Nazi forces, has won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the just-concluded 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India. The Golden Peacock Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 40 lakhs (Rs. 4 million) to be shared equ...


IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 13: Ratings of films seen

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 13: Ratings of films seen My ranking, out of five stars A Common Crime ** ½          Into The Darkness *** Under Construction ** ½       Roland Reber’s Cabaret of Death ** ½ An Old Lady *** Sonar Kella***           Light for The Youth *** ½    Green Blackberries *** Kalira Atita *** Jaadoo (Short)...

IFFI GOA 51: The chronicles of the 51st edition 16-24 January, 2021

Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro to get Lifetime Achievement award IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour the Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro with the prestigious Lifetime ...

First-ever Yellowstone International Film Festival (YIFF) begins today



First-ever Yellowstone International Film Festival (YIFF) begins today More than 70 shorts, documentaries and feature films from all over the globe comprise the curated lineup of the first-ever Yellowstone International Film Festival (YIFF), taking place from Jan. 28th to Feb. 3rd, and powered by Movie Saints ( The festival’s programming also includes seven Oscar-affiliated short films and documentaries. ... 

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Fourth annual "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" in Sundance

Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International will present the fourth annual "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" special event that will be held virtually during the time of the Park City, Utah film festival. The online event "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" is scheduled for January 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST. Register for free to our event  ...

RIP Dimitri Eipides : Festival du Nouveau Cinéma plans a tribute to his memory

    "As our 50th anniversary approaches, we learned with great sadness that Dimitri Eipides has passed away following a lengthy illness. Dimitri played a very important role in discovering new talents and emerging filmmakers who later shot to international renown. He took an active part in developing the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) after founding the Montr...

Jaewoo Kim joins Myriad Pictures as Vice President, Distribution and Sales

Jaewoo Kim has joined Myriad Pictures as Vice President, Distribution and Sales. Kim has come aboard as Myriad prepares for the European Film Market and Filmart. Jaewoo most recently served as Director of International Sales and Acquisitions at 13 Films, where she handled sales and distribution on films such as “The Current War” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and “Every Breath You Take” starring Casey Affleck. Born and raised in South Korea, Jaewoo&rs...


Join my esteemed panelists this saturday, we go live for you, not from Park City, but in a zoom window near you

Streaming live January 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST.    Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International are pleased to present the fourth annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021” special event that will be held virtually during the time of yearly Park City, Utah festival. The online event “Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021” is scheduled for January 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST. readers are invite...


Palm Springs International Film Awards honoring Chloé Zhao

The Palm Springs International Film Awards has announced that Chloé Zhao is the recipient of the Director of the Year Award for Nomadland.    “Director and screenwriter Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland is a film that captures the triumph of the human spirit,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “This extremely unique and well done film captures the grand landscapes of the American West as it follows Fern, played by Frances McDormand, who hits the road...


Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed is the recipient of the Desert Palm Achievement Award

The Palm Springs International Film Awards has announced that Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed is the recipient of the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor.   “Riz Ahmed delivers one of the most complex and moving on-screen performances of the year. In Sound of Metal, the film tells the emotional journey of Ruben, a musician who learns he is losing his hearing and must deal with this new reality,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “For t...


Dive into the VFX in Tom Hanks’ GREYHOUND & Hanks wrote it too

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent What can’t Tom Hanks do? He can MC a Presidential inaugural celebration, and apparently write a top-flight screenplay for recent release GREYHOUND, where he stars as a Navy veteran facing Nazi U-boats. You have to assume he used one of the vintage typewriters from his collection, right? Maybe not.  But now they’re showing the behind-the-scenes green scene skeleton of this Summer release from Apple Original Films. Sum...



Tommy Lee Jones: Men in Black… Coffee, hey, it’s funny

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Here’s a completely gratuitous Tommy Lee Jones moment, brought to you courtesy of coffee company Suntory in Japan. Never had their “Boss” Rainbow Mountain canned caffeine, but for the free price of watching the Hollywood fugitive from MEN IN BLACK go all-in alien? Yes, please. Tommy Lee Jones will make your Sunday “Suntory” ;) Men in Black... Coffee ;) — Quendrith Johnson (@Qu...



Meet the 2021 Nordic Film Lab participants

  We are proud to announce this year's 17 Nordic Film Lab participants! Nordic Film Lab is Göteborg Film Festival's exclusive networking forum for up-and-coming Scandinavian filmmakers. The 17 participants will meet during this year's digital edition of Göteborg film festival. One of the most vital functions of a film festival is to act as a meeting place. Since 2008, Göteborg Film Festival has worked on enhancing this particular function by creating a spec...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival appoints a new Head of Press and Communication

2021 has brought a major change to the communication and press team of Tallinn Black Nights as Epp Kõuhkna has become the new Head of Press and Communication. The former head, Hannes Aava will continue in a reduced role as a communication consultant. Epp Kõuhkna is no stranger to the festival, having been responsible for the marketing activities of the Black Nights’ sub-festival Just Film for the past 4 years. She will be taking over the international communication and p...




Overview of the US business for the week of January 25th

Open Road's The Marksman starring Liam Neeson maintained its perch at the top of the box office for a second week in a row, bringing in $2M in weekend ticket sales and $6.1M after 10 days. Universal's The Croods: A New Age continues its impressive run in attracting a family audience to theatres.  It earned $1.8M in its 9th weekend and a total of $41.8M to-date.   Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot earned $1.6M in its 5th week, now with a cume of $37.7...


8th Nostradamus report from Göteborg Film Festival: Transforming Storytelling Together

On February 4 the 8th Nostradamus report from Göteborg Film Festival will be unveiled by media analyst and author Johanna Koljonen. The session is presented at Göteborg Film Festival’s online industry platform. This year’s Nostradamus Report maps out the industry five years beyond the pandemic. The presentation of the report will be followed by a conversation with Tomas Eskilsson, Head of Strategy at Film i Väst on their upcoming European report on public finan...


Short film ''Shameless'' underscores the importance of the adage ‘Respect for all’ as the cornerstone of all human interactions.

Shameless : A unique short film which underscores the importance of  the adage ‘Respect for all’ as the          cornerstone of all human interactions !!!! Indian short film ‘‘Shameless’’ directed by Keith Gomes reviewed by film critic Mr. Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) 29.01.2021.                  Each day thousands of people come to Mumbai in search of jobs. Each one of them wishes ...


Premiere Los Angeles Events Street Food Cinema Launches New Drive-In Series

Line up announced for incredible drive-in events from premiere Los Angeles outdoor movie & drive in series  Street Food Cinema, beginning with days of specialty Valentine’s Series of events at the Santa Monica Airport on Feb 11th, 2021.  Street Food Cinema (SFC) made an insightful pivot to Drive-Ins as soon as Covid-19 changed the landscape of events in 2020.  SFC quickly moved into outdoor entertainment in a safe socially distanced environment reinventing themselves i...



HEARTSTOPPER graphic novels are being adapted into a TV series by See-Saw Films for Netflix

    BAFTA AWARD-WINNING EUROS LYN ATTACHED TO DIRECT Netflix has greenlit YA drama series ‘Heartstopper’ to be produced by See-Saw Films it was announced today by See-Saw and Netflix. ‘Heartstopper’ will be the Emmy, BAFTA and Academy Award-winning production company’s second television commission for the streamer.   Based on Alice Oseman’s young adult graphic novel series, ‘Heartstopper’ will be 8 x 30 minute episodes with crit...


101 Films International Secures International Distribution for Running Naked

  101 Films International, a member of the Amcomri Media Group, has secured worldwide distribution rights (excluding the US and UK) for the highly anticipated UK feature film, Running Naked.    Comedy drama Running Naked sees old wounds open up as cancer survivors Ben and Mark’s friendship is tested when a piece of news forces them to change their perspectives.      Directed by Victor Buhler (A Whole Lott More) the movie stars Matthew McNulty (The Syndi...


UK based MSR Media and the Government of the Caribbean island of Nevis sign two-pic deal and launch film industry

MSR Media Producer Philippe Martinez announced today that he will shoot the new comedy feature film One Year Off on the Caribbean island of Nevis.  The film will be, directed by Brad Watson (Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop). The film is written by Kate Wood (Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop), Martinez (Father Christmas is Back), and Stewart Thomson (BBC’s show “The Break”) from an original idea by Martinez. Casting is underway for the ensemble comed...


FILMPIXS : new streaming platform for shorts and docs launches on February 17th

THE PLATFORM WILL FEATURE INTERNATIONAL, AWARD-WINNING ARTHOUSE CONTENT THAT INSPIRES SOCIAL CHANGE   London: HF Productions, the company behind an established series of global, independent film festivals, will be launching new streaming platform FILMPIXS on February 17th.   FILMPIXS primarily champions short films on the platform, in addition to a selection of international feature documentaries, many of which showcase global, impactful narratives as a force for change. The plat...


Marcel Duchamp the Art of the Possible selected to AMDOCS

The American Documentary and Animation Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs March 26 – 30, 2021) is one of the largest Docs and Animation only festivals in the United States, located near the media capital of Hollywood in beautiful Palm Springs. This unique event focuses on international films in both the short and feature categories as well as showcasing animation. Recipients of the festival’s qualifying awards will be eligible for consideration in the Documentary Short Film c...


Kristen may be a Stewart after all, or former Windsor, as Lady Diana in SPENCER

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Zeitgeist moments happen with movies, and Pablo Larrain’s upcoming Netflix release SPENCER starring Kristen Stewart may just be that spark that brings back the power of Lady Diana into the world. Forgive the hyperbole. With the House of Windsor fractured, meaning Prince Harry in California and HRH Prince William as the King-in-the-making back home in the UK? There couldn’t be a better time to reintroduce the woman who set a t...


The Mise En Scène Company (MSC) sets a distribution deal with New York and European distributor SPI International

After launching at the American Film Market last year it was announced today that the new London based sales outfit The Mise En Scène Company (MSC) has established a distribution deal with New York and European distributor SPI International which includes all six of MSCs titles.   SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 television channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one o...



‘‘Ashes on a road trip’’: An independent ‘road movie’ which highlights the importance of the joint family system !!!!

‘ ‘Ashes on a road trip’’: An independent ‘road movie’ which highlights the importance of the joint family system !!!! © Mr. Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) 24.01.2021 []     Collin English dictionary defines the term ''Road Movie'' as a genre of film in which the chief character is on the run or travelling in search of, or to escape from, himself or herself. It is a subgenre of the &lsq...
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Cannes announces summer dates: July 6-17 yes they can

As announced last autumn, the Festival de Cannes reserved the right to change its dates depending on how the global health situation developed. Initially scheduled from 11 to 22 May 2021, the Festival will therefore now take place from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 17 July 2021.  2021 will see the dawn of a new era !  See you at Cannes from 6 to 17 July !    ...

2021 Gotham Week Dates Announced! September 19th - September 24th

The Gotham EDU Virtual Summit The Gotham EDU is a consortium of academic communities and non-profit organizations that share The Gotham’s goal of establishing transparency relating to career progression, the necessary skills and accessible entry points needed in order to create a more diverse and equitable ecosystem within the entertainment industry. The Gotham EDU Virtual Summit will take place over the course of three days and will include panels and roundtable discussions with admini...


Line up for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

ANNOUNCING THE 2021 FILMS IN COMPETITION   The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce 36 films in competition at the 18th annual festival. Four award categories spotlight superior works in documentary filmmaking, including two Academy Award qualifying categories for short films. Selected by a jury of filmmakers and documentary industry professionals, winners will be announced at a special presentation during the virtual festival on T...


Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is moving to June.

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival : SDFF 2021 June 10 – 13 Shuttered and battered and sheltering in place We’re reading tea leaves, the Times and the trades. The calendar said that April would be much too soon So, we’ve hauled cables, mics & programs forward into June.   Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is moving to June. In light of ever changing COVID-19 conditions, and the impact on our industry, audience and bottom line we’re movin...


Retrospective exhibition of posters of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas

The public will be able to see the various visuals created by the successive graphic designers of the FICA, Fabien Bigotte and Marie Melcore, artists from Haut-Saôn, to illustrate each edition. This exhibition was produced to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas in Vesoul, the 27th edition of which was to take place from January 26 to February 2, 2021, and which is postponed to February 1 - 8, 2022, due to the epidemic of Covid-19. It can be...


The 12th Odesa International Film Festival Announces Its Dates And Presents New Team

The OIFF will be held in Odesa 14-21 August 2021 The dates of the 12th Odesa International Film Festival have been announced - this year it is scheduled to take place in Odesa from 14 to 21 August. At the beginning of the year, the Odesa International Film Festival changed its management. Anna Machukh became the Executive Director of the Festival. During 2011-2016, Anna worked as Marketing Director of the OIFF, in 2017 she was the OIFF Film Market Director, and from 2018 to 2020 she held the...





Fugitif Short Film Festival calls for your shorts

 Fugitif Short Film Festival Avignon, France Sep 10, 2021 au Sep 12, 2021     SECTIONS NIGHT : clôture des inscriptions le July 10, 2021 MUSIC : clôture des inscriptions le July 10, 202...


New edition for comedy short films



Last few days to enter the NEW San Diego International ShortsFest with early bird rate!

Early Bird Deadline: February 1, 2021 Because we just can’t wait til the October San Diego International Film Festival, we’ve created the San Diego International ShortsFest to debut this May 21-23! We need your voice now more than ever, and we want you to be a part of the first-ever San Diego International ShortsFest! What’s your story? The mission of the San Diego International ShortsFest is to use film to start conversations on important topics affecti...


Assurdo Film Festival calling for shorts

Weird short film? It's perfect for us.   Submit  The Assurdo Film festival wants to promote the film as encounter between peoples, paying attention to those works that represent an alternative vision of reality....


Mecal Pro 2021 is launched in face-to-face format

The 23rd edition of Mecal Pro returns with presential format, establishing and ensuring the pertinent security measures in all its activities.   The 23rd edition of Mecal , Barcelona International Short Film and Animation Festival, opts to organize the event in a hybrid way from March 11 to 28, after a last edition online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Much of the festival will be held so face , complied with the relevant safety measures in Arts Santa Monica . Likewise, we will have...



Applications for Developing Your Film Festival 2021 are closing soon

Applications for Developing Your Film Festival 2021 are now open. The deadline to apply is Monday 1 February 2021. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the training will take place live online.  Now in its tenth year, Developing Your Film Festival (DYFF) is an intensive programme for film festival professionals, taught by some of the world’s experts on taking your festival to the next level. If you want the next edition of your fi...




BFI Flare is back! London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival returns from 17 to 28 March

17-28 MARCH The 35th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival will be presented online, giving audiences across the UK a chance to enjoy a dynamic and thought-provoking programme of the best new LGBTIQ+ cinema from around the world. Over the 12 days, watch feature films and short films on BFI Player at any time - with closed captioning and audio description available for English-language films - as well as introductions and Q&As. Audiences worldwide can also tune in to fre...

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Features eligible for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards

Ninety-three countries have submitted films that are eligible for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards.  An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly (more than 50%) non-English dialogue track.  Lesotho, Sudan and Suriname are first-time entrants...

238 feature docs in the Documentary Feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards

Two hundred thirty-eight features are eligible for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards.  Some of the films have not yet had their required qualifying release and must fulfill that requirement and comply with all the category’s other qualifying rules to advance in the voting process...

27 features are eligible for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards

Twenty-seven features are eligible for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards. To determine the five nominees, members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are automatically eligible to vote in the category...


Chandler Film Festival winners

Congratulations to all the winners, nominees, and selectees! Best Feature Film: Angie: Lost Girls By Julia Verdin   Best New Filmmaker: Before By Julia Monahan Best Student Filmmaker: Breakfast at the Sunset Saloon By Joey Coalter Best Music Video: My Way By Bruno Levinson and Leonardo Fiorito Best Experimental Short: Ophelia By Hadi Moussally Best Comedy Short Film: Manasanamaha By Deepak reddy Best Suspense/Thriller Short Film: The Keeper By Bob Celli CIFF Art Award: Inst...


Tehran International Short Film Festival winners introduced

The winners of various national and international competition sections of the the 37th edition of the Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) were introduced and presented their awards to the medical staff who are combating Coronavirus in the Iran. Addressing the gathering, the festival director Sadeq Mousavi thanked the event's organizers, as well as the Iranian artists and filmmakers who sent about 1700 short films to the secretariat of the event   Iran is top 10 short fil...


Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed will receive the Miami Festival’s inaugural Impact Award

    Miami Dade College’s renowned Miami Film Festival today announced that Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed will receive the Festival’s inaugural Impact Award. The award tribute and conversation moderated by Variety’s Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis will take place on March 6, 2021. The 38th annual Festival will be a held from March 5-14, 2021 as a hybrid event, with both virtual and in-theater presentations.   “We are excited to recogniz...


PSIFF to host a virtual panel with the 10 Directors to Watch plus Directing Award to Steve McQueen

  Variety to Honor Steve McQueen with Creative Impact in Directing Award at 10 Directors To Watch Virtual Event Variety will host a virtual 10 Directors to Watch and Creative Impact Awards event with the Palm Springs International Film Society on February 26 at 10:00 AM PT.   The event will consist of a virtual panel with the 10 Directors to Watch plus honor director Steve McQueen with its annual Creative Impact in Directing Award for his work on Amazon Studios’ collecti...



Awards of the Fourteenth Kustendorf handed

The final day of the Fourteenth Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival wrapped up with a closing ceremony held at the Stanley Kubrick theatre in Mećavnik. Members of the jury joined professor Emir Kusturica in a teleconference, to present the Festival awards –Golden, Silver and Bronze Eggs and the Vilko Filač Award for Cinematography.   Miki Manojlović, Alice Rohrwacher and Bruno Tarrière have unanimously decided to award not one but two film authors. The G...


AFI Awards 2020 Honorees: All Good, No Surprises

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent On Jan. 25, AFI announced the recipients of the 2020 AFI Awards, and stated that “AFI’s global Movie Club program will showcase the official selections beginning in February.” During the rise of COVID-19 last year, these moments of movie exploration by AFI Movie Club gave viewers insight and a brief respite from the Pandemic. “For 20 years, AFI AWARDS has been a moment to gather artists in one room with a singular goal &...


The Academy to honor Tyler Perry

The Academy announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards to filmmaker Tyler Perry and to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF).  The Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the 93rd Oscars®, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, April 25, 2021. “There has been such widespread generosity in our industry that limiting the Hersholt Humanitarian Award to one recipient, thi...


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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 18 – 25, 2021


February 3, 2021 Extended Deadline  

We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information.

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 multiple times. JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker!

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New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF)


February 15, 2021  Extended deadline 

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

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

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

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

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

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54th WorldFest Houston April 16-25, 2021

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Extended entry January 31, 2021  

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


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

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6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo

August 22-29, 2021

Calling: 11 January - May 11, 2021

«Castellorizo-The Aegean Island where Documentaries meet History & Culture» The 6th International Documentary Festival «Beyond Borders», Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films until 11th of May, 2021. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social subjects. «Beyond Borders» which takes place every year during the last week of August, will be held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation ( «Beyond Borders» includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes. Prizes for Best History Documentary, Best Socio-Political Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Greek Documentary, Best Special Award «Odyssey» and the Special Award for Mediterranean Friendship(EKOME). Please, find the application form and the participation terms here:

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
June 5-10, 2021


April 5, 2021 Regular Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):

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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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 14-15, 2021



February 20, 2021 regular deadline

The third 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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Only Human HOMO Directed by Igor Ivanov


Homo Adorans, Homo Amans , Homo Economicus, Homo Faber, Homo Ludens,Homo Ridens : which one are you which one are they really?

ONLY HUMAN – Homo… stages six profiles in six sequencess  cleverly interwoven. One dramatic story in 6 episodes featuring desperate characters in their quest for survival and love, or redemption. The jobless graduate becomes a grave-digger, the grieving widow a nun, the priests gamble and gangsters rule the courts. Only the lonely child may find some affection when hope springs eternal.

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

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

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IRIS by Diana Rodriguez

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

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


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ANGIE: LOST GIRLS by Julia Verdin


USA, 107 minutes, June 2020

One girl’s nightmare. A nationwide reality.

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

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Canada, 56 minutes documentary, june 2020

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




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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SEKURITAS written and directed by Carmen Stadler

Romantic dark comedy 117 minutes 2019 Switzerland

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

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

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


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

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.
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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA, directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.

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

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

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

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

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

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary
Canada 2018
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Rob Stewart''s 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. This is his final film, he died in a diving accident while completing the film.



Revolution by Rob Stewart 

over 40 festival wins so far

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

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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

Les nouvelles dates de Cannes 2021: Juillet 6-17

Comme annoncé à l’automne dernier, le Festival International du Film de Cannes, se donnait la possibilité de modifier ses dates en fonction de l’évolution de la situation sanitaire mondiale. Ainsi, prévu initialement du 11 au 22 mai 2021, le Festival aura lieu du mardi 6 au samedi 17 juillet  2021

10ème édition Festival Le Temps Presse

A vos agendas, pour cette nouvelle année, nous vous donnons rendez-vous pour le 10ème anniversaire du Festival Le Temps Presse, du 6 au 11 avril 2021 ! Nous avons toujours à coeur de se retrouver tous assis dans les salles de cinémas au lieu du canapé, le temps nous le dira. Afin de garder, ces dates au rendez-vous, nous assurerons une version 100% digital du Festival via laquelle vous aurez accès à tous les fi...

Le Festival les Écrans Documentaires aura lieu... en ligne !

  Les Écrans Documentaires vous donnent des nouvelles en ce début d’année 2021 que nous vous souhaitons la meilleure possible malgré les circonstances. L’annonce du second confinement, à peine quelques jours avant l’ouverture de notre festival en novembre dernier fut un coup dur. Nous avons vivement cru à la possibilité d'un report de l'édition en présentiel et dans sa totalité à l'...

Un FIFF sous le soleil et les étoiles: la 35e édition est reportée à la semaine du 16 au 25 juillet 2021

Confrontée pour la deuxième édition consécutive à une situation exceptionnelle et face aux incertitudes qui demeurent, l’équipe d’organisation du FIFF est contrainte de reporter sa 35e édition de sorte qu’elle puisse avoir lieu en présentiel. Le Festival International de Films de Fribourg se tiendra donc du 16 au 25 juillet 2021 dans les salles de cinéma et sera égayé de projections en plein air. Cet...


Appel à candidatures pour l'événement œno-artistique Art & Vin 2021

Voyage au cœur de la vigne et de l'art en région Sud   La fédération des Vignerons Indépendants de Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur-Corse organise la 23e édition d'Art & Vin du 1er juin au 30 septembre 2021. Les artistes qui souhaitent proposer une œuvre ou une action culturelle et les vignerons désireux de les accueillir sont invités à s'inscrire dès à présent sur l...


Nouvelles nominations au conseil d'administration de Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire !

Les nouveaux membres du conseil d'administration de Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire : de gauche à droite et haut en bas : Cécile Lestrade, Julie Gayet, Stéphane Gourdon, Maryse Causse-Guimbard, Joël Hafkin. L'établissement public de coopération culturelle se réjouit d'accueillir de nouvelles personnalités qualifiées parmi ses administrateurs. Désignés par la Région Centre-Val ...


Les voeux très cinématographiques d' Arras film festival

En 2021, redevenons essentiels ! Toute l’équipe de Plan-Séquence vous souhaite une année 2021 riche de plaisirs et de bonheurs non essentiels mais indispensables à notre vie. Puisse cette nouvelle année nous permettre de vous revoir au plus vite pour vous présenter les films que nous avions choisi de vous dévoiler en 2020.   L’échange, la découverte, le partage, l’éducation ...


Palmarès de la 21ème édition du Festival du film court francophone [Un poing c'est court]

Palmarès édition 2021 compétition officielle   Grand prix Je dis ça, je dis rien de Sanja Milardovi?  


Clermont-Ferrand: le festival est ouvert on y célèbre les courts en ligne

      #CLERMONTFF21 L'ouverture de ce festival c est aujopurd'hui!.  L'occasion de passer ensemble en revue ce qui nous attend pour nous préparer au mieux à cette édition 100% numérique.   ...


La 10e édition-anniversaire de Champs-Elysées Film Festival repoussée à mi septembre, après Deauville

Habituellement en juin, la 10e édition-anniversaire de Champs-Elysées Film Festival créé par Sophie Dulac, présidente de la Maison Dulac Cinéma, se déroulera du 14 au 21 septembre 2021 dans toutes les salles de la plus belle avenue du monde.  « Nous voulons assurer la plus belle fête possible pour nos 10 ans et les projections de la situation sanitaire au mois de juin 2021 ne remplissent pas les critères pour un festival à 100% de son po...


Le Jury de Clermont Ferrand

JURY NATIONAL La compétition nationale se révèlera sous le regard attentif de : Sigrid Bouaziz, comédienne, réalisatrice, scénariste  Pierre-Dominique Burgaud, parolier, auteur, réalisateur, producteur musical   Judith Henry, comédienne, metteuse en scène  Foued Mansour, réalisateur et scénariste   JURY INTERNATIONAL ...


Le festival de Clermont Ferrand dévoile sa bande-annonce

En février 2020, le festival de Clermont-Ferrand avait été, de justesse, la dernière grande manifestation internationale de cinéma à se tenir dans le monde réel. Ses organisateurs ont longtemps voulu croire qu'il serait celle du renouveau en 2021, à l'image des camélias en éruption sur l'affiche de Yuko Shimizu : la fermeture obstinée des lieux de culture ne l'a pas permis. Mais des contraintes naissen...


Journée Internationale du PopCorn : le top 10 des films les plus attendus en 2021 selon les internautes

A l'occasion de la journée internationale du Pop-Corn du 19 janvier, Semrush, spécialiste du marketing digital, s'est intéressé aux films à venir en 2021 les plus recherchés par les internautes français. Les grands gagnants sont James Bond "Mourir peut attendre" et Kaamelott Premier Volet. les adieux d'un agent secret, le retour d'un roi et des super-héros toujours au top !. Le détail à retrou...
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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

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

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

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En VIDEO Bruno Chatelin et le lancement de Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes

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




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