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Boulder International Film Festival - $10,000 Grand Prize, Call for Entries now Open

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https://biff1.com/filmmakers/ The Boulder International Film Festival (Feb 28-March 3) is excited to announce two new monetary awards for BIFF 2019: The $10,000 "Grand Jury Prize: Best Feature Length Film" (Narrative or Documentary) and the $3,000 "Grand Jury Prize: Best Short Film” (Narrative, Doc, or Animated).  Filmmakers enjoy luxurious accommodations and an exclusive VIP pass to the legendary parties, where interaction with Oscar-winning celebrities, A-...

NYC 2 Paris Social Media Links !

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Make sure to folow us on social for updates!  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nyc2parisFest?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYC2Paris/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nyc2parisfilmfest/ ...

Submit ASAP! Earlybird Deadline - August 31st!

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THE EARLYBIRD DEADLINE FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FEST IS AUGUST 31, 2018! Yes, August 31, 2018!!! Mark your calenders! SUBMIT ASAP!  To submit and to view full rules and guidelines you can visit: https://filmfreeway.com/nycindieff or https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

The Redrum-A Love Story, Review: Tell-tale heart has no tale, no heart and little story

The Redrum-A Love Story, Review: Tell-tale heart has no tale, no heart and little story Did you notice? Edgar Allan Poe just turned in his grave. And what might have caused that change of posture, you might ask. Valid question. He learnt from his underground network of informants that a short story he wrote 175 years ago called Tell-Tale Heart has been made into a film. Not just any film, a ‘psychological thriller’ called The Redrum. Curiosity aroused? For those without a murdero...

Screenwriting Event! August 16, 2018!

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One of our 2018 sponsors, ISA, is holding a free event on August 16th at 7 pm in NYC! As a part of their Third Thursdays events, ISA will be presenting 'From First to Final Draft' - a disucssion with screenwriter, James V. Hart!  WHERE: The Assemblage John Street, 17 John Street, New York, NY, 10038 "Join us for a special Third Thursdays with the ISA - New York as we present the next in our "First Draft to Final Draft" discussion series with screenwriter ...

BROTHERS' NEST , a top-notch Aussie movie

  Canadian premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal, 2018, BROTHERS' NEST (Australia, 2018, 99 min)  directed by: Clayton Jacobson; written by: Jaime Browne, Chris Pahlow (additional material); cast: Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Lynette Curran, Sarah Snook. Clayton Jacobson's Brothers' Nest is a highly sophisticated, meticulously guided family drama masterfully disguised as a black comedy, a piece I would place without ex...

TWO OF MY FILMS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE FLY FILM FESTIVAL

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The FLY Film Festival is screening two of my films between 8/9 and 8/11/18. One is THE SATURN MISSION - a woman goes to Saturn to discover the truth. The other is FAILURE - future generations will remember me as the father of civilization. Here is the link to the FLY Film Festival:  https://flyfilmfestival.org/2018-fly-program/ … ...

FIRST FILMS SELECTED FOR THE 2018 EDITION

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We are happy to announce first feature films selected for Eastern Neighbours Film Festival 2018! This year, ENFF brings Georgian film DEDE, an outstanding cinematic piece about woman’s restless fight for freedom set in the deep Caucasus Mountains. A multiple-awarded debut by female director Mariam Khatchvani who shaped this fascinating story around her grandma’s real-life experience. From Macedonia, we have chosen an impressive debut THE SECRET INGREDIENT by ...

MESSAGE FROM UNIT 493 - a selection from A.T.H.O.I.A.'s Anthology just released

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NEW! JUST RELEASED AND AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON. The latest installment of A.T.H.O.I.A.'s Anthology, the saga continues. MESSAGE FROM UNIT 493 is about a message that is delivered to us today that an android recorded one billion years earlier. "You have the right to know. After all it will affect you!" Here is the link to Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FZRBNSL.  Here is the link to the author's website: http://www.alephtotaw.com/ ...

Karwaan, Review: Falls just short of its destination

Karwaan, Review: Falls just short of its destination Quite predictably, the two primary reasons for wanting to see Karwaan would be the Hindi debut of Kerala’s superstar, Mammooty’s son, Dulquer Salmaan, already a heart-throb, and a chance to watch the (these days) seriously ill Irrfan, in a major role. Director Akarsh Khurana’s second outing comes after the forgettable High Jack, released a few months ago, so that is not an attraction. Both, the debutant and Irrfan, impress...

Mulk, Review: Half-baked attempt at addressing a burning national issue

Mulk, Review: Half-baked attempt at addressing a burning national issue Right in the beginning, the makers tell you that the film is inspired by real-life incidents, as reported in Indian media, and that they have no intention of suggesting that some acts of some persons are representative of the entire community. Mulk addresses the burning issue of terrorism and tries to convey the triple messages that perpetrators of terror should not be identified on the basis of their religion, that terr...

Selected Films for the First Annual NYC 2 Paris Film Fest!

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Happy August! Only a little over a month until our first annual NYC 2 Paris Film Festival! We have our complete selections up on our website so you can learn more about what this incredible festival has to offer! Visit: Festivals 2018 If you don't have the time to check them all out right now, we've been posting about each film on social media and will continue to do so leading up to the festival! So whether you're always on Facebook, can't get enough of Insta, or more of a Twit...

Must Watch: Panels and Presentations!

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Let's be real: we are filmmakers not business people! The artsitic side of filmmaking may come easy to you but how about getting your film out there? Raising money? Aqcurining the rights to the perfect score? Don't worry we have you covered! Visit our YouTube Channel for videos from our 2018 panels and presentations, including, 'Creating Your Own Work Panel', 'Music Licensing Panel' and 'Seed&Spark Presentation on Crowdfunding'! Enjoy and good luck on your n...

Nawabzaade, Review: One woman, three men, infinite boredom

Nawabzaade, Review: One woman, three men, infinite boredom No, I did not do that! Really! Why would a conscientious critic invert half the picture from the poster? It’s there, on their Facebook page. See for yourself. Those three upside down bodies belong to young bachelors, who go under the euphemism of princes’ sons, but are paupers in real life. They are desperate to find suitable girls to marry, but who will even look at them, let alone marry them? Enter a family that moves i...

Pipsi, Review: A Fish Called Faith

Pipsi, Review: A Fish Called Faith Maharashtra state in western India has faced several years of successive droughts in its Vidarbha area. This has led to farmers committing suicides, unable to repay loans and faced with humiliation and recurrent demands from banks and money-lenders, being recurrent defaulters. Pipsi is set in Raakh village of Vidarbha and tells the touching tale of a two kids, a girl and a boy, Chaani and Balu, who go all out to keep a small, dying fish alive, in the belief ...

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Review: Russian Roulette, House of Lords, the Nautch Girl and Privy Purses

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Review: Russian Roulette, House of Lords, the Nautch Girl and Privy Purses Here’s a film, about two hours long, that has some great cinematography and imaginative camera angles, impactful music, classy sets and décor, an ambience that lays the foundation of a riveting saga of ‘deceit conspiracy, greed and lust’. You wait anxiously for some great lines of dialogue, some battle of wits, some royal clashes…Alas! You wait in vain. When t...

10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest Announcement and 2018 Interviews!

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As we gear up for the 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival, we are thrilled to announce that in celebration of a decade of ‘never boring’ cinema, we will be screening all past ‘Best in Music Video’ winners from 2012-2018!  We thank all past winners for allowing us to screen their music videos again as a special treat for all of you. Get ready to jam! In other exciting news, all of our 2018 interviews are now available to watch on our website. Intereste...

Moving Words: Films Selected

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As many of you may know, we have teamed up with Arts by the People for our first annual festival to present a special screening of Moving Words!  "Moving Words is an annual project that makes possible transnational collaboration amongst artists of prose, poetry, voice acting, and animation. Moving Words will intersect voices of all ages through writers whose submitted works will be transformed into short films by animation students at various international animation sch...

Dhadak, Review: Kiss kiss kill kill

Dhadak, Review: Kiss kiss kill kill A noun form of the verb dhadakna, which means ‘beating of the heart’, Dhadak re-introduces us to Ishan Khattar and gives us the much-awaited first look at Jahnvi Kapoor. Both have acting parentage, and that comes with a lot of weight. In the first half of the film, the two succeed in captivating the audience with their sheer freshness and electrical chemistry. Then, sadly, formulae and tropism take over, the pulsation of early dhadaks get blocke...

Delhi 47 km, Review: Keep safe distance

Delhi 47 km, Review: Keep safe distance Title-wise, Delhi 47 sounds like Bombay 405 Miles, made in the 70s. That one did not have a great run, in spite of a star-cast and a reputed director. This one neither has a star cast nor a reputed director, but it does have an actor-writer-producer-director who either lacks knowledge about his responsibilities, or is incompetent and inept at executing them. And the odds that this will run or not run are 47: 1. 35 year-old Shadab Khann earlier wrote an...

Tickets now available on Eventbrite!

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Tickets to our festival are now available to purchase on Eventbrite!  Important to keep in mind when getting your tickets:  -Each session is listed as a separate event on Eventbrite.  -There are 6 sessions for the NYC festival and 4 sessions for Paris.  -ALL 6 sessions for NYC take place on Sunday, September 9th, 2018.  -The first two sessions for Paris take place on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 and the last two will take place Friday, September 21st, 2018.  ...

Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle, Review: Mediocre mockery and tiresome satire

Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle, Review:  Mediocre mockery and tiresome satire Films about films and film-makers are dicey propositions. The earliest in my time was Guru Dutt’s Kaaghaz Ke Phool, which bombed so badly at the box office that the director-actor never recovered, only to become an all-time classic a decade later. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Guddi enjoyed above average success and Asrani’s Chala Murari Hero Banne was not bad either. Tanveer Ahmed’s Aakarshan flopped,...

Lathe Joshi, Review: Better Lathe than never

Lathe Joshi, Review: Better Lathe than never In a rare combination of inspirations, writer-director Mangesh Joshi looks up to Satyajit Ray and Charlie Chaplin to churn out a serviceable film about a soft-spoken man who has only one skill, and his world crumbles around him when he is retrenched from his job, a victim of new technology and upgrading of a manufacturing process. Modern Times and Pather Panchali blend in the India of 2018, to tell the tale of loneliness and poverty, old age and th...

Dry Day, Review: To avoid a hangover, stay drunk!

Dry Day, Review: To avoid a hangover, stay drunk! A Marathi language film with an English name, Dry Day picks its title from the term used to define certain days in the year when liquor sales and serving are not allowed in a particular state, or even the entire country. The local or union government decides which days should be Dry. On such days, habitual drinkers stock-up alcohol or get it from smugglers/suppliers, and consume the stuff out of the range of the police patrols that are entrust...

TromaDance Film Festival Scheduled for Fall 2018

19th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival Scheduled for Fall 2018 due to filming of "Shakespeare's Shitstorm"       "Due to the filming of our next feature film, 'Shakespeare's Shitstorm' the 19th Annual TromaDance Film Festival will be held this Fall. A little later than usual, but rest assured, TromaDance 19 is happening! Please continue to submit your feature films and shorts! The tentative submissions dea...

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