Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal with Film & Fest News and Social network for the festival community.  

Started in 1995 connecting films to festivals, documenting the world of festivals around the globe.

A completely new website will soon be available, everything will be restructured, this to serve you better.

For any collaboration, information please write to us at filmfestival's email. (please send your complete information if you want an answer.)

User login


RSS Feeds 

Once upon a time hollywood press conf.

The Joker Coming October.

Phillip Bergson

Writing about Films and Festivals.


Film Critic, UK, member of Fipresci


Winner of the Student Journalist of the Year competition in the UK weekly New Statesman, as a Classics Scholar Phillip Bergson then founded the Oxford Film Festival and, on graduating, was selected by "The Sunday Times" as a 'New Critic' and in the same week began broadcasting on film for many BBC Radio programmes. A contributor to the "Times Literary Supplement", "TES", "Screen International", "Film Bulletin", "Film a Doba" inter alia, he also worked for the "European Script Fund", has scripted shorts and features (that have been produced and released) and, fluent in eight-and-a-half languages, currently programmes and advises several international film festivals. At the National Media Museum in his native Yorkshire, he created the "Eurovisions" project, to promote classic and contemporary European cinema.

As a Jury Member



Graduates with Distinction

As the autumn nights lengthen, and the Academy starts to screen its possible nominations, different kinds of film academies begin to put on their end-of-term shows that often may mark the beginning of some careers.The first of the invitations to view the latest student film harvest that came my way was from the London Film Academy, which is housed in an Old Church in Fulham Broadway, in a central London suburb.In early November the LFA organised two showcases of their latest short films, one on their own premises, and ,as befitted their profile as an industry-aimed school, an early-evening screening in one of London's most famous post-production studios and screening-rooms, the delovely De Lane Lea in Soho's famous Dean Street.(I am not sure if the LFA has a Dean itself ,but it has two attractive lady principals).The hour-long programme was an impressive montage of Trailers for 9 short films, with 6 others being screened in their entirety.Well-detailed printed programmes, CVs of the cineastes, and a nicely packaged DVD of the completed shorts were amply available as was festive fizz (I suspect from Spain) after the screening ,when there was a congenial reception to meet the film-makers in an informal atmosphere, but with the encouraging photographs and posters signed by so many professionals who have worked in De Lane Lea over many years looking down from the walls on the eager neophytes. The level of professionalism and maturity seemed high across the work on display, reflecting probably on the age and experience of students of the LFA,who seem to engage on courses there having already studied previously or even begun to work in or near film.Invidious to select examples ,but Heartless  was a wry twist on the mafia stories that seem to preoccupy British film-makers today;The Wall, an engaging medieval allegory,I think directed by an Edoardo Pasolini (who can t be Pier-Paolo's son);while Tourniquet, directed by irina Izmestieva was a Pasoliniesque menage a quatre in an uppper-class English house and garden, gorgeously photographed by Evgeny Selnikov.As often is the case at film schools, students work on each other's films in different or differing capacities,The LFA has recently introduced three new courses, a Writer-Director Diploma,a Screenwriting Diploma, and a Documentary Certificate.

For more information see and you may be able to find some of the trailers now on the YOUTUBE channel and some of the film-makers on FACEBOOK, and probably you should.


Phillip Bergson


The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Breaking News

Coming soon:


Santa Barbara November 20th to 22nd
Welcome to the place where festivals converge

Click for tickets still available 50 percent off code: fifty50
Register now!

J'aimee Skippon-Volke on Byron Bay Film Festival 2019

October 18 - 27 2019  Festival link

BFI London Film Festival trailer

Meet our fest partners dailies live coverage from

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
> Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
> Amdocs
> Houston WorldFest
> Cannes / Marche du film

> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> Tallinn Black Nights

Venice Biennale 76. Mostra del Cinema - Pedro Almodóvar


Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV




> Other resources
+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing and Promo help 
Special offers and discounts from 
Festival Waiver service


About Phillip Bergson