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Munich International Festival of Filmschools

 

The International Festival of Film Schools was established in 1981. It is now one of the most important festivals for young filmmakers in the world. More than 3,500 films have been presented at the festival since its inception. More than 3,200 foreign students and professors have had opportunities to meet, enter into discussions and share their experiences with each other. 

The second edition of Play Poland Film Festival in the UK

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In September this year a second edition of the biggest festival of contemporary Polish films will commence in the UK. This is Play Poland Film Festival organised by Polish Art Europe. The event will last for four months, until December 2012. It will take place in Great Britain, Ireland, Norway and Canada. Cinema goers will have the opportunity to see popular Polish movie productions (both full length and short) and exhibitions of the best film posters as well as to participate in meetings with...

Locarno unveils its program

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  The day of the beginning of the Locarno Festival is nearly here and from today it is possible to display the day by day calendar of the screenings and the meetings which will be organized in this 65th edition. Check this online on Locarno's website: http://www.pardolive.ch/it/catalogue/programme . As every year, on the other hand, the small paper program will be handed out for free in all the main Locarnese meeting points during the days prec...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

World Premiere of 'Prague' at the 12th Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival

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Rohit Khaitan's- 'PRAGUE' directed by debutant Ashish Shukla opens for the world premiere at 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival (27th July- 5th Aug, 2012) Competiton section. Having worked on sets for many years as an assistant director and creative producer at a leading film studio in India, full-time producer Rohit Khaitan identifies with all aspects of filmmaking from the creative to the business- from the story’s inception to the scripting, technical, finance, economics of its...

Hallo Durban

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My annual pilgrimage to the Durban International Film Festival kicked off on 20 July. I went straight to the media briefing at the Blue Waters Hotel where I chatted to Oliver Hermanus and Deon Lotz, director and star of last year's Beauty. This year Hermanus is part of the international jury and Lotz can be seen in the much anticipated Sleeper's Wake, which is having its world premiere in Durban. Lotz also told me that the film has been accepted for Toronto! I saw two film...

Space Shuttle Pavilion Opening Ceremony Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – July 20, 2012 The Space Shuttle Pavilion Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, Hangar 3), New York, was held during day two of SAMSUNG SpaceFest 2012, Thursday, July 19, 11:00am. SpaceFest celebrated the new home of NASA’s Space Shuttle Enterprise, a prototype that conducted critical tests within Earth’s atmosphere in 1976 and transported to New York in April 2011. Come experience the awesomeness of the Space...

Special Achievement Awards of 2nd International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro

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The 2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2012 awarded films from USA, Sweden and Germany with the Festival’s "Yellow Oscar". Bill Keisling's "Not for Public Release: a Nuclear Incident in Lock Haven", USA, received the Best Feature Award, and Swedish Filmmaker Marko Kattilakoski received the Short film Award for his movie Coffee Break (Fikapaus). "Leonids Story" by German film director Rainer Ludwigs and Ukrainian producer Tetyana ...

Space Shuttle Pavilion Grand Opening Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves – July 20, 2012 The Space Shuttle Pavilion Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, Hangar 3), New York, was held during day two of SAMSUNG SpaceFest 2012, Thursday, July 19, 11:00am. SpaceFest celebrated the future home of NASA’s Space Shuttle Enterprise, a prototype that conducted critical tests within Earth’s atmosphere in 1976 and transported to New York in April 2011. Special guest speakers and celebrities in atten...

Reklamefilmpreis 2012 Frankfurt am Main

Reklamefilmpreis - FrankfurtFestival 2012 Jedes Jahr werden in Deutschland Werbefilme für das Kino und Fernsehen produziert und hinter jedem Film stehen professionelle Menschen, die ihr Herzblut und ihre ganze Energie in die Produktion der Filme gesteckt haben. Der Reklamefilmpreis kürt die besten und künstlerisch außergewöhnlichsten Leistungen im Zusammenhang mit der Herstellung von Werbefilmen. Er dokumentiert die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Kreativität deutscher Werbefilme und ist damit einer der bedeutendsten Filmpreise der Werbefilmbranche. Ausgezeichnet werden die Person, die für den Erfolg der Filme gearbeitet haben. Dabei spielen die einzelnen Menschen hinter Kamera eine wesentliche Rolle. Es ist ein Preis der das Talent von Textern, Regisseuren, Kameramännern und -Frauen, Art Directors etc. anerkennt und ihre weitere Entwicklung fördert. In 15 Kategorien wird der Preis an die außergewöhnlichsten Leistungen verliehen. Einreichen können alle selbstständig Kreativschaffenden der Werbefilmbranche sowie Werbeagenturen, Werbefilmproduktionen, Kameraleute, Musikproduktionen, Postproduktionen, Tonstudios und Hochschulen aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Eingereicht werden kann bis zum 1. August 2012 Der Reklamefilmpreis findet am Samstag den 24. November im Schauspiel Frankfurt statt. Tickets für die Verleihung und weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf www.reklamefilmpreis.de Kontakt zum Reklamefilmpreis Büro: Natascha Doller + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11 Sascha Neuß + 496109376580 + 496109376511  English version: Reklamefilmpreis - FrankfurtFestival 2012 Every Year are produced commercials for cinema and television in Germany. Each production is characterized by professionals who put in all their passion and energy to every second of the final results. The Reklamefilmpreis honors and distinguish the best, most creative and extraordinary works in connection with the production of commercials. This unique award demonstrates the competing power and creativity of german commercial filmproductions. The Reklamefilmpreis-Trophy will be awarded to people behind the camera who take a leading role while the production process. It honors the talent of copywriter, scriptwriter, directors, dop‘s, art directors etc. The Reklamefilmpreis-Trophy will be presented in 15 categories. Individuals such as directors, editors, stylists, directors of photography, post productions and also music producers or students of film and art academies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are eligible to enter. Entries can be submitted until 01. August 2012 The Reklamefilmpreis ceremony take place on Saturday, 24. November at Schaupsiel Frankfurt. Visit www.reklamefilmpreis.de for tickets and other informations. Contact to the award office: Natascha Doller + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11 Sascha Neuß + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11

Interview with film composer Diego Fontecilla

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  Uber talented up-and-coming Chilean film composer Diego Fontecilla: ('En La Cama', 2005; 'Não se Pode Viver Sem Amor', 2010; 'Vida de los Peces', 2010) speaks about his work. ME: First let me say that your soundtrack for 'Life of Fish' (Vida de Los Peces, 2010), I have listened to at least a few times a week in the past two years since I first got it. So, congrats on making such a masterpiece. Can you tell us when was it that you first began to compose for films? DIEGO: In 2...

Festival Employers -We streamline your staff and volunteer search!

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Festivals need to fill seasonal staff, internship and volunteer positions every year!  It becomes tireseome. Why spend so much of your and your festival's time, money and resources posting to numerous websites? There are two things that generally happen when you post on career websites.  Your post gets lost among all the other jobs in finance, medical, retail, etc.  Your post remains inactive and doesn't gererate much attention.  The other situation that  occurs is you receive candid...

FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS FOR IDENTITY BARCELONA

Short films dealing with identity robbery, its recognition and recovery, and the personal and social consequences. The Creators for Identity and Memory Association (ACIM) promotes activities that denounce the robbery of identity, mainly when it affects children. It is closely related with the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo Association. Its members organized de three cycles of Theater for Identity-Catalunya. Children abduction and forged identity were a systematic policy during both the last Argentine military dictatorship, Spanish Franco’s regime and other “the facto” governments. ACIM considers that stolen identities should be restablished as this is an inherent human right.

Baja International Film Festival callling for entries

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  From November 14-17, 2012, leading filmmakers and film enthusiasts from Mexico, the U.S. and around the world will gather in the beautiful Los Cabos for the first annual Baja International Film Festival.   The first international film festival in Mexico to be a true collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico, the Baja International Film Festival will stand alongside world renowned events like the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Sundance. The program will include scre...

30th Outfest Film Festival is Triumphant and Proud

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I must honestly say that this is the happiest film festival in Los Angeles. I should tell executive director, Kirsten Schaffer, to rename it, “The Happy film festival” from all the smiling faces of the packed audiences and participants.Everyone is in the happiest frame of mind to be there which translates into the real meaning of the word”Gay”. This year they hit the pinnacle of their success in my opinion.The opening night film “Vito” was the most perfect and touching film to pre...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012 Starts on Monday

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The 8th edition of Grossmann, taking place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia is just around the corner! The festival will begin on Monday at 18h with the opening of the Fear Manifesto art installation and presentation of the competing winemakers. At 19:00 our film program will begin with the regional premiere of Serbian film Doctor Ray and the Devils, director Dinko Tucaković's new drama/comedy about famous Hollywood rebel Nicholas Ray's stay in Yugoslavia during the 60...

review: A HEARTWARMING TALE OF LIFE & FRIENDSHIP : THE INTOUCHABLES

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A HEARTWARMING TALE OF LIFE & FRIENDSHIP THE INTOUCHABLES Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy,Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Cyril Mendy Directed & written by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano There's a comic scene in this  French film  about a  true life cross-racial,intercultural friendship where Abdel “Driss” Yasmin  (Omar Sy) the cocky live-in caretaker of  Philippe  Pozzo di Borgo, a wealthy quadriplegic, says Rimsky Korsakov'...

MANHATTAN SHORT today announced The Feature Film Project

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MANHATTAN SHORT today announced The Feature Film Project, a new program that will discover and launch one feature film each year, with the help of over one hundred cinemas and the interactive opinions of movie goers across the United States. On March 21 2013 the winning feature film selected from a global call for entries will screen in over one hundred cinemas across the USA.  Audiences at each venue will receive a voting card at each cinema and be asked, ‘Should this film retur...

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2012

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Human Rights Watch, in cooperation with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, presented the 23rd edition of its film festival from June 14 – 18.  Headquartered in New York City the Human Rights Watch is a global non-governmental independent organization considered to be the leading force in   protecting human rights and identifying their violations. By shifting the focus of media and policy makers to violations and to the need for corrective actions HRW prepares the ground for effec...

II. International Green-Go Short Film Contest and Festival

Dear Film and Nature Friend!

Do you love Tarantino's arty works or are you a fan of David Attenborough's documentaries? Do you want to show with breathtaking pictures or with creative animation how much loss we suffer with the degradation of our biodiversity or the over consumption of fossil fuels?

Do you want to participate in a new international environmental movement that builds the basic of a green film festival?

If you say YES, then this is your place! Spread your environmental message and your talent, and even win with it! Participate in the II. International Green-Go Short Film Festival, be a part of the message to show people how much we should preserve our natural heritage that are key for our lives, how much we should turn to alternative energy sources to halt climate change and how much we should respect our cultural heritage built on our environment.

Check the categories, find more information and fill the application form at the contest's website: www.greengofest.eu. Do not forget to join our facebook communitny at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Go-International-Short-Film-Contest/201482366648085

Choose your weapon and SHOOT! It is your time now to spread the word around the world!

Camerado Update: Two Film Festivals we Produce in Asia & 'FREEDOM DEAL' Production and KICKSTARTER

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Hello from  Camerado SE Asia: We've been very busy here recently in SE Asia, prepping for initial production  of our 3rd feature, FREEDOM DEAL , while simultaneously securing sponsorship for two film festivals we produce in the region, the CamboFest Cambodia Film Festival and the Bangkok IndieFest :     The CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival , Cambodia's first recurring international movie festival since...

Freshly Squeezed Film Festival Opens in Dublin

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Imagine a festival that would give film students and recent graduates the chance to showcase their short films. And imagine if this festival was open to students from all over the world to submit their films, regardless of language or genre.Well, some very innovative and creative people in Dublin not only imagined it, they did it. And thanks to their efforts, 40 young film makers are having their work shown on the big screen this weekend in Dublin at the inaugural Freshly Squeezed International ...

AFM Conference Series the program has been announced

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The American Film Market (AFM®) set for Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Santa Monica, today announced the topics and schedule for its five day AFM Conference Series .   The, Conferences, covering a range of timely and valuable topics spanning from treatment to screen, will take place 9:15 am – 12:45 pm daily from Friday, Nov. 2 – Tuesday, Nov. 6, and will be comprised of a Finance Conference, Pitch Conference, Marketing Conference, Video-on-Demand Conference and Micro-Budget Conference.   The progra...

Tallgrass Film Association Brings Award Winning Filmmakers to Wichita

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Producer and Director Emily Lou will attend the Tallgrass Special Screening of her supernatural comedy film THE SELLING on July 13 at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. THE SELLING (trailer here) follows Richard Scarry, a too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent who buys a property to flip for a profit...only to discover the house is haunted. “It’s a comedic story about ghosts, demonic possession, and real estate that is fun for both kids and adults,” explains pr...

International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (IFFCA) - Los Angeles

The Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (IFFCA) is started by passionate cinema enthusiasts who would like to contribute to the film  community and recognize the excellence and hard work which goes in making of a film. The festival has a goal of fostering a meaningful global conversation between cultures and countries through Cinema.

The festival is a joyous celebration of the art and craft of cinematic storytelling. We celebrate and recognize not only the directors, actors, but also present jury awards to screenwriters, editors, and composers. At the Cinematic Arts film festival, we celebrate all artists responsible for creating cinema.

Finally, it is indeed possible to tell evocative, visceral, meaningful, and moving films without spending millions of dollars. The Cinematic Arts film festival will inspire filmmakers around the world by premiering examples of films made on micro budgets. We have also included a new category just for music videos to appreciate the creativity and talent it takes to make these short forms of film making.

Be a part of this global cinematic experience.

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