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Call For Entries- Best Shorts Competition - September 2022 Season Deadline September 13, 2022

The Best Shorts Competition is unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse companies as well as talented new filmmakers, The Best Shorts is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition. Established in 2011, Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative tea...

The Best Shorts Competition Announces Latest Winners!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Rick Prickett, Competition Director 858-779-9544 Website: Email: La Jolla, CA, June, 2022 - The Best Shorts Competition is proud to announce the latest winners. The Best Shorts Competition puts filmmakers first and provides a direct opportunity for recognition and publicity for high quality productions. It is international in scope and has granted awards to producers in Australia, Bahrain, Barb...


    FROM THE FIRST AFRICAN BLOCKBUSTER TO LYRICAL ART FOR 2022     After fifteen years of highlighting artists, Alain Zirah and Anne Gomis, ambassadors of French culture and lifestyle, have turned their spotlight on a continent: Africa, for its artists but also for all its specificities. Thus, the 2022 OFF DE CANNES festival have chosen to put all their energy, in all humility, in favor of a rapprochement between Europa and Africa.      ...

David Cronenberg to receive a Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Festival

 The Canadian director and screenwriter David Cronenberg (Toronto, 1943) will receive a Donostia Award at the 70th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, thereby recognising the career of one of the most unusual filmmakers to come out of the last 50 years with its highest honorary accolade. On 21 September the Victoria Eugenia Theatre will host the award ceremony followed by the screening of Crimes of the Future (2022), the feature film starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydo...

Juliette Binoche will receive the Donostia Award

                                Juliette Binoche, one of Europe’s most international actresses, will visit the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition, to run from 16-24 September, for the fourth time to receive one of this year’s Donostia Awards in recognition of an extensive career which has seen her play almost 75 characters, from power-wielding heroines to fragile beings with historical figures, ...

Juliette Binoche features on the official 70th edition poster

 Juliette Binoche, one of Europe’s most international actresses, will feature on the official poster of San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition, to run from 16-24 September. Winner of an Academy Award for her work in The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996), the French actor will visit the city for the fourth time to receive one of this year’s Donostia Awards in recognition of an extensive career which has seen her play almost 75 characters, from power-wield...

Submit to the 14th NYC Independent Film Festival (June 11-18, 2023)

August 31, 2022 Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2022 Regular Deadline January 15, 2023 Late Deadline February 15, 2023 Extended Deadline Website I Profile on I Facebook I Twitter I Email  contact I       Submit a Film to the 2023 New York City Independent Film Festival Us...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! N°1000 and 17

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 Weekly newsletter N°1016 // 1015 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 166 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured   FOLLOW US :           With other 11 000 festivals worldwide which we cover: no wonder we have reached the 1000 mark for our newsletters count. We ...

Liev Schreiber to attend KVIFF

  This year’s Karlovy Vary festival will welcome American actor, screenwriter, and director Liev Schreiber eighteen years after his last appearance. In 2004, Schreiber was in town along with actor Elijah Wood to introduce the Czech-filmed Everything is Illuminated (2005). This adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s story of a young American looking for his roots in Ukraine was Schreiber’s directorial debut. In 2005, the film won the Laterna Magica Prize and a Bio...

KVIFF opening and closing films revealed

Superheroes will be the opening film of the 56th Karlovy Vary IFF A romantic film that briefly introduces us to the carousel of joys and fears of a couple brought together by chance. Or was it fate? Comic book illustrator Anna and theoretical physicist Marco are a pair of congenial Superheroes who, like so many other people, have decided to live together. After all, dealing with shared problems sometimes requires truly superhuman strength. Every relationship has its crises and its idylli...


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