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SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES AFM 2020 runs November 9 - 13 Filmfestivals.com will be covering The online AFM 2020  (41 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... ...

Finding Manny will play at Garden State Film Festival end march

The Garden State Film Festival  March 24 – 28, 2021 is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®. The Garden State Film Festival [GSFF] is a global destination festival that enhances the quality of life in New Jersey by stimulating economic growth through the arts (over 9 million), investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to undeserved populations, and preserving heritage arts. (GSFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emergi...

IRIS selected at First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions

First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions has been designed to be the entry into the Lift-Off Global Network. It is a monthly online showcase, dedicated to screening a collection of globally submitted indie shorts and features (of all genres) from new voices. With startling data on declining audience figures for indie film, we decided to extend our resources to cater for an all-encompassing and welcoming platform where everyone can see the type of work and varying elements from as many projects ...

Marcel Duchamp the art of the possible selected for the Chandler International Film Festival

Due to COVID-19 Pandamic CIFF 2021 will be held at Harkins Theater (limited seating) + Drive-in Theater + Virtual Screening. The Chandler International Film Festival is a diversified and pioneering film festival located in Chandler, Arizona. CIFF is going to screen over 120 films from more than 35 countries! Our 4-day (January 21-24, 2021) festival will include Red Carpet, Opening Ceremony, World Premiers, Award Ceremony, Networking, Workshops, Q&A and After Parties. Chandler Internation...

Marcel Duchamp the art of the possible selected for the Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival

Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival annually takes place January 23 – 24, 2021 in 358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of USA/Canada - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Columbus, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, shining an international spotl...

Marcel Duchamp the art of the possible selected at Austria International Film Festival

The Austria International Film Festival is an event that will let the audience experience vivid emotions and will make an unforgettable impression. Cinematographers from all over the world will be invited to the contest. The winners will be the ones who, according to the jury, have the most unique artistic views of the world in cinema. Austria is a country, from where each corner has prepared its own "tasty morsel" of art and culture. Fans of classical music and Wolfgang Amadeus ...

Iris selected for Bridges Film Festival December 12-20, 2020

Due to coronavirus pandemic call for social distancing, in 2020, the 11th Bridges International Film Festival at Loutraki, Corinthia, Greece is scheduled to hold online screenings in addition to the live screenings and events. Responding to a changing world, show that your work rises to the challenge. Selected films are announced and promoted to distributors prior to the festival. Also all film submissions have the option to be submitted free at the distribution platfrom www.inspire-tv.com fo...

Iris will play at Chandler International Film Festival in January

  Due to COVID-19 Pandamic CIFF 2021 will be held at Harkins Theater (limited seating) + Drive-in Theater + Virtual Screening. The Chandler International Film Festival is a diversified and pioneering film festival located in Chandler, Arizona. CIFF is going to screen over 120 films from more than 35 countries! Our 4-day (January 21-24, 2021) festival will include Red Carpet, Opening Ceremony, World Premiers, Award Ceremony, Networking, Workshops, Q&A and After Parties. Chandler Int...

IRIS selected to play at Ufology and Paranormal Phenomena International Film Festival

Our main objective is the exhibition and stimulation of a constructive and objective debate on the interpretations that we can make individually about these two phenomena, such as the UFO phenomenon and the paranormal phenomenon. Technology has played a leading role in revealing and clarifying myths and truths around these topics. That is why in this first edition we invite all those who want to deepen the analysis and also rescue the beauty of artistic expression that expresses what we do n...

Iris by first time director Diana Rodriguez in official selection at Cyprus Film Festival

Due to coronavirus pandemic call for social distancing, in 2020, the 15th Cyprus International Film Festival is scheduled to hold both of live and online screenings and events. Responding to a changing world, show that your work rises to the challenge. Selected films are announced and promoted to distributors prior to the festival. Also all film submissions have the option to get distribution at inspire-tv.com with beneficial terms. "The Best of the 1st!" Cyprus International Fil...

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Official Selection BKK DOC 2020 - Bangkok International Documentary Awards 2020

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We will reveal the 40 nominees to BKK DOC 2020 Official Selection competing for an Awards, on Saturday 28th November 2020 Watch the Official Selection presentation premiering on Youtube on 28.11.2020 at 8:00pm (Bangkok time) => LINK TO YOUTUBE <=   Join us live Facebook Live 28.11.2020 from 7:30pm (Bangkok time) LINK TO FACEBOOK LIVE     ...

Independent Film Institute

Independent Film Institute showcases exemplary independent films that have been selected by professional filmmakers. IFI provides top indie filmmakers with a venue to present their work and to gain worldwide viewership and promotion. IFI fulfills a vital need by providing professional feedback and detailed evaluations to indie filmmakers. IFI selectees are then invited to their fellowship where they can network with other creative and talented people. Their work is added to IFI’s selection of top indie pictures and is available to the world through their website. IFI is an official fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project and other Veteran organizations. What filmmakers are saying…

aS iT'S: Call for exhibitors and attendees

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Hey :) We're working to debut a makeshift space/store and membership-based digital platform to allow creatives to present work the way they want. One month from our launch, on September (if the current situation gets better, that is), the company will be hosting full day touring events related to film, music and fashion for the public, our members, and industry members.  We're building up our own roster alongside a list of exhibitors and attendees for the event. We license work o...

Hollywood Just4Shorts Short Film Awards and Screenplay Competition

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Hollywood Just4Shorts provides industry exposure for independent short films and short screenplays, with awards that qualify for IMDb award listings. Submissions of independently produced short films and unproduced short scripts are now accepted for the current round. Submit now at: https://filmfreeway.com/Just4ShortsFilmScreenplayCompetition ...

GET YOUR FILM DISTRIBUTED, A SUCCESS STORY WITHOUT A CATCH

AN INDIE GETS DISTRIBUTION -- A SUCCESS STORY Alexander Pimentel, Director of "Down River" streamed his feature film on Metro's Connected TV Channel, "Movies Plus" on Amazon Fire TV. After 6 months and 70,000 downloads, Alex shared the news with a Venture capitalist who agreed to finance Alex's next feature film. Read the article about Alex at the following link. http://moviesplus.org/images/alex-small-article.jpg   Check out Alex's latest film distributed by Green Apple Entertainment, THIS IS A DIRECT RESULT OF USING OUR SERVICE: https://www.greenappleent.com/project/the-directive/

Films we curate for festivals

"Best for Fests" curated by the filmfestivals.com editor" veteran film marketing expert, former head of Fox and Sony in France.   Dear Festival programmers take a look at our Award Winning 'Best for Fests' curated for festival consideration. Ask for Screeners, follow their success on Facebook and IMDB I am so proud to share with the festival community and our network these amazing films which I have selected for festival consideration. They ...

Shoplifters, Review: Only those who cannot study at home need to go to school

Shoplifters, Review: Only those cannot study at home need to go to school Through many decades, albeit once in a while, a Japanese film comes up in the rich tradition of Frank Capra, Vittorio De Sica, Satyajit Ray, Ritwick Ghatak, Mrinal Sen, and the better films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Back in the 30s, 40s and 50s, in the days of Yasujirō Ozu and Mikio Naruse, it was called neo-realistic cinema. Most of these films were made with non-star casts, on shoe-string budgets, had realistic styles...

"Frankie," a Spectacle on Love and the End of Love

Last night, spectators filed into the palais eagerly to see the premiere of Ira Sachs' new film "Frankie" featuring longtime French film star Isabelle Huppert. Huppert plays a role similar to her own life; an experienced French actress who takes some time off from the silver screen. But, unlike in real life, Huppert's character is dying from terminal cancer and decides to spend some of her final moments on a family vacation in the Portuguese countryside. From critics and othe...

Photos and Quotes from the Press Conference for Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    "I wanted to depict a love story and make the audience feel in love. I wanted to talk about women artists and women painters specifically... We think about how we look at things and how someone looks at someone else, it's a range of things, that is it's a whole palette of things." -Céline Sciamma     "Celine suggest that I played the part of an artist who discovers her own identity and I thought she had a very powerful role as a wom...

Director of "The Wild Goose Lake" Gives Some Passionate Responses on his Film

    Some of director Dao Yinan's responses:     When asked about character building:   "Yes relationship is very tricky. They are under a lot of pressure so the characters feel alone. I didn't want it (the film) to be conveyed in words but in actions and these delicate feelings (of the characters) are expressed in actions not words so that it would match the style of the film."     When asked about why he chose the cast:   &...

Jessica Hausner’s New Sci-fi Film Brings Excellent Visual and Audible Representation in Cannes

  A lot of enthusiasm today coming from the Austrian/British panel of the film Little Joe which premiered yesterday on the Red Carpet. The film follows characters who live in a futuristic society that is heavily invested in bioengineering. Scientists discover a new flower that causes those who smell it to feel happy, but much darker things lie underneath the flowers positive effects.   It seemed this morning that the press was really intrigued by how the film represented its theme...

"Rocketman" Makes a Huge Impression at the Cannes Film Fest

  There was great appreciation all along the panel today at the press conference for Dexter Fletcher's new Elton John biopic titled Rocketman. The film features upcoming stars Taron Egerton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden. Before the release of the film, many people made various assumptions about comparing its theme to that of Bohemian Rhapsody from last year. But today, director Dexter Fletcher and lead actor Taron Egerton praised the efforts and the production of the 2018 ...

"Atlantique" is Breaking Barriers with the First Black Woman Filmmaker in Cannes History

  French Senegalese director and actress Mati Diop made it very clear that we have a lot of work to do as an industry for she is the first Black female director in competition in the history of the film festival. When asked how she feels about this, she responded by stating that it feels very late to be having this achievement and this should have been something done long before the year of 2019.    Her film, Atlantique, follows a group construction workers from Dakar looking...

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