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Friday, November 17 Symposium: End of Martial Law in Taiwan, 30th Anniversary

In celebration of the 30th-Anniversary to the End of the Martial Law in Taiwan, the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles together with the UCLA Center for China Studies will host a symposium on Friday, November 17th. The symposium will reflect and explore on the impact of the time, and a group of leading Taiwanese and American scholars will engage the public through keynote speech, panel presentations and roundtable dialogue, from the approach of cultural prosperity and community empowerment. &n...

Moszkva Tér 2001 ~ Hungarian rebels without a cause

Highlights of Films seen at Festival of Restored Classics, Budapest  by Alex Deleon   Moszkva Tér 2001 ~ Hungarian rebels without a cause Moszkva Tér, (Moscow Square) is the busiest transportation hub on the Buda side of the Danube. Since the fall of Communism it has been renamed Széll Kálmán tér but the Communist era name by which it is still referred to by many people is a kind of latent symbol of the forty years of Coldwar Com...

AFM Presents This Year's Best Selling Book - Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers!

  Crowdfunding vs. Crowdsourcing. Audience building for you and your projects. Branding. The power of bringing and moving an audience on behalf of your work. These are just some of the topics writer/producer/Stage 32 CEO Richard Botto covers in his new critically acclaimed book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers.  In addition to a dozen chapters of vital, actionable information, Botto includes film case studies of mainstream features, streaming platform successes, documentary fi...

Overall attendances exceed 2016 while the Chinese market shows increased presence

  The 38th American Film Market (AFM®) wrapped yesterday with exhibitor and attendee numbers up, in addition to a significant increase in films screening.   In total, 7,415 participants visited the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, as attendance rose by 6%. The market also saw 1,476 buyers arrive from 71 countries with China and Taiwan each seeing growth of 35% more buyers.   Overall exhibitor participation was up 18% with 445 registered exhibiting companies, with the larges...

The Beat Dox Sessions at RIDM 2017

Local artists fill the festival’s evenings with free music   The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce the return of the Beat Dox Sessions for the festival’s 20th anniversary edition, starting this Thursday, November 9. This year’s Beat Dox Sessions, programmed by Ouss Laghzaoui, are free evening concerts showcasing local artists at the RIDM Headquarters, in the Cinémathèque québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve ...

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) announces the selection of Future Storyworlds on November 24–25

NIFFF ON TOUR@CERN: FUTURE STORYWORLDS, NOVEMBER 24 & 25   As part of NIFFF ON TOUR, and in close collaboration with CineGlobe, THE Port at CERN, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), as well as with the support of the Pro HelvetiaArts Council, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) has the pleasure of unveiling the winners of the call for projects selected by our partners. Said call aims at promo...

David Lipper from The Unwilling wins best actor at Edmonton Festival of Fear

Here is the List of Award Winners at the Edmonton FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival for the Corey Feldman Award Of Excellence, as well as the Audience Awards. A Very, Very Special Thanks to a Legend in the Entertainment Business, Mr. Corey Feldman.  .  Best Feature Film & Best Director:  THE CHILD REMAINS (Canada)  Director Michael Melski Best Feature Film Actor: (4 Way Tie) Riley Egan  MUSE  (United States) Director John ...

Animaze 2018 confirms partners at AFM - Montreal animation & live action film conference

Montreal International Animation Film Festival is hot on the AFM trail.  Director Laurie Gordon meeting exciting new partners for the 2018 Montreal International Animation FIlm Festival and co-production conference. Montreal international co-pro conference in Montreal 2018 Working with Film commisions from Panama to Finland who are beginning brand new tax credit schemes.   Anni Wessman project leader of the West Finland Film Commission with Laurie Gordon director Montreal Internat...

Fifty Shades Freed, the third chapter comes with a new teaser

  I In Theaters February 9, 2018 Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling "Fifty Shades" phenomenon.  Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017's blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine's Day 2018.   Fifty Shades Freed is directed by Fifty Shades Darker's Ja...

The Post: Spielberg. Streep. Hanks with Oscar qualifying run this december

      20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for THE POST, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep with Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, and Zach Woods!   Watch the Official Trailer   THE POST will be released in select theaters on D...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Goethe-Institute to screen TV series Babylon Berlin and 11 German films

    Iceman     Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) continues more than 15 years of co-operation with the Goethe-Institut by screening 11 German films and the first two episodes of...

Czech documentaries celebrate successful year with record presence at IDFA

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Three Czech documentaries are in the programme of the 30th IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. IDFA’s competition sections include two Czech documentaries – Nothing Like Before about four teenagers in a Czech border town, and The Russian Job about a Swedish manager who tries to salvage the Soviet car manufacturer Lada. The controversial documentary The White World According to Daliborek that follows a small-town neo-Nazi will be presented in the prestigiou...

SFFILM Announces New Doc Fellowship with Catapult Film Fund

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Fellowship Focused on the Early Stages of Documentary Film Development Allows Filmmakers to Concentrate on Storytelling ...

Four Animation Films and Four Comedies Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

The European Film Academy proudly announces the four nominations for the award categories EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2017 and EUROPEAN COMEDY 2017. The nominations for the category ANIMATED FEATURE FILM were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Deputy Chairman Antonio Saura (Spain), EFA Board Member Ira von Gienanth (Germany), EFA Member Anja Šošić (Poland), as well as CARTOON representatives Christian Davin (Fran...

AFM in Focus November 8

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Protagonist Pictures has sold North American rights to FilmRise for Clio Barnard’s drama Dark River

Protagonist Pictures has sold North American rights to FilmRise for Clio Barnard’s (The Selfish Giant, The Arbor) drama Dark River. It was announced today by Protagonist Managing Director of Sales and Distribution Vanessa Saal and FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher. The film debuted as a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened as an official selection in the London Film Festival to outstanding reviews.    The North American deal was negotiated between Geor...

Finders Keepers - theatrical release in South Africa from Ster Kinekor

   If you have not done so already, please suggest two convenient meeting times and we will confirm with one within 24 hours.  In the meantime, please check out our new offerings for AFM 2017 below.   All new releases are available worldwide - ask for screeners and find more detailed information of the films here below!         ...

Burt Reynolds stars in "Miami Love Affair" -- New Romantic Comedy at AFM

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Moonlight Cinema returns to Australia key cities this (their) summer

  MOONLIGHT CINEMA RETURNS FOR A SUMMER OF FUN, FOOD AND FILM!   Raise a toast to the beginning of a long summer of fun, food, and film as Australia’s favourite open-air cinema, Moonlight Cinema, returns for another season of balmy nights, lush picnics and sizzling silver screen blockbusters. On gorgeous green lawns in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, Moonlight Cinema brings a relaxed festival atmosphere to film-watching. Round up some mates, the fami...

Working with Sales Agents AFM Panel Quotes

DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE WORKING WITH SALES AGENTS (9.15am)   Clay Epstein, Moderator President, Film Mode Entertainment   “Film models are not built on exceptions but rather built on norms and standards. The reason you’re reading about Netflix and multi-million dollar sales out of a festival is because it’s news, it’s not the norm.”   “Sales agents have changed their responsibility. They have become producing partners, co-financiers ...

November 7 2017: Los Angeles: the AFM hosted the Distribution Conference, featuring the following two sessions:

Distribution Conference, featuring the following two sessions: Working with Sales Agents The Future of Video On Demand Working with the U.S. Guilds   Today’s speakers and moderators, in alphabetical order, included: ·         Andy Bohn, Co-Founder & Partner, The Film Arcade ·         Bruce Eisen, President, Digital Advisors ·&nb...

Flix Premiere partners with Chris Brown and Darren Dean, to launch their inaugural Original Production

Flix Premiere announces the release of its first Original Production, the multi-award winning feature - The Other Kids Flix Premiere, the online cinema for award-winning and leading independent films, announced today the release of its first Flix Premiere Original production, The Other Kids – scheduled to premiere on October 28, 2017 in both the USA and UK markets. This news comes only months after Flix Premiere’s CEO, Martin Warner announced a commitment of $50 m...

November 6, 2017 was a busy day at AFM with 5 sessions and panels

November 6, 2017 was a busy day at  AFM with 5 panels and sessions in the production conference: Production Conference, featuring the following two sessions: Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace What They Want: Inside the Major Studios   How to Get the Best Music for Your Project and Save Time & Money Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries Romania Welcomes Hollywood   Today’s speakers and...

Romania welcomes Hollywood AFM Panel quotes

November 6, 2017: Los Angeles: Today the AFM hosted: Production Conference, featuring the following two sessions: Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace What They Want: Inside the Major Studios   How to Get the Best Music for Your Project and Save Time & Money Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries Romania Welcomes Hollywood   ROMANIA WELCOMES HOLLYWOOD (11.30am) Andrei Zinca Moderator Director/Pro...
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