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U.S. Premiere of WE GROWN NOW to open 59th #ChiFilmFest

  We are thrilled to announce the Opening Night presentation of the 59th Chicago International Film Festival: We Grown Now, written and directed by Festival alum Minhal Baig (Hala, ChicagoIFF ‘19). We Grown Now is the lyrical, heartfelt story of two young boys discovering the joys and hardships of growing up in Chicago's sprawling Cabrini-Green public housing complex circa 1992, and stars Jurnee Smollett and S. Epatha Merkerson. We’re excited t...

Sofia Coppola's Priscilla is the Centerpiece Selection of 61st New York Film Festival

Film at Lincoln Center announces Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla as the Centerpiece selection for the 61st New York Film Festival, making its North American premiere at Alice Tully Hall on October 6. Get tickets for Priscilla & more with a NYFF61 Festival Pass! Never has there been a more obsessed-over American pop icon than Elvis Presley, yet no one knew him more tenderly during his superstar years than Priscilla Ann Wagner, whose own story as Elvis’...

Announcing: Sci-Fi Film Series in Denver

Denver Film and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science join forces to untangle fact from fiction in your favorite science fiction films. Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at MSU Denver, screen classic science fiction films and lead discussions exploring where science and film meet. Tickets on sale Friday, June 23rd at 10 am!     GET TICKETS ...

Sauve qui peut (la vie)... Shorts in danger at Clermont Ferrand

The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, a professional, public and popular event, the second French film festival in terms of number of spectators and one of the most important events dedicated to the new voices in cinema in the world, has just lost more than half of its 2023 funding from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional Council. This decision affects first and foremost our organisation, same as all our cultural friends and fellow, has just gone through an unprecedented crisis and we...

Thailand at the Cannes International Film Festival 2023

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government is to host Thai Night Cannes 2023 “Thailand Where Films Come Alive” at the Cannes International Film Festival on May 20, 2023 to celebrate the remarkable growth of the Thai entertainment industry and its potential to reach new heights.   This year, subtitled “Thailand Transformed”, Thai Night will be presided by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Siri...

MEDIA programme of the European Union has withdrawn its support to Arthouse Cinema Association CICAE

ACTION NEEDED AFTER CREATIVE EUROPE – MEDIA SUDDENLY CUTS FUNDING FOR THE ONLY INTERNATIONAL TRAINING FOR ARTHOUSE CINEMAS Since 2004 the International Arthouse Cinema Association CICAE has established an international training course for young cinema professionals from Europe and many other countries to strengthen and build their skills, develop new ideas and create new business models for the cinema of the future in an ever-changing media world.   For the period 2023-2025 the M...

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power final trailer released ahead of series september premiere

The final trailer for Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was released August 23rd.  The new two-minute-and-36-second trailer highlights the epic expanse of Middle-earth in its Second Age, and reveals how Tolkien's legendary and beloved characters will come together against all odds and across great distances to guard against the feared reemergence of evil to Middle-earth. Fates collide and disparate characters are tested in the face of impending evi...

Amazon acquire MGM for $8.5 Billion

The storied, nearly century-old studio will complement Prime Video and Amazon Studios’ work. Together, the teams will provide more quality entertainment options for viewers.   MGM has a catalog of more than 4,000 film titles, 17,000 TV episodes, 180 Academy Awards, and 100 Emmy Awards, including franchise favorites such as James Bond, Rocky, and Creed, and classics such as Thelma & Louise, The Silence of the Lambs, The Magnificent Seven, and Raging Bull. Amazon and MGM announce...

“American Cherry” will open the Chandler International Film Festival

Individual, All-Day, Streaming and Festival Passes Available for Purchase   The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) is excited to announce that “American Cherry” has been selected to kick off the sixth annual film festival on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at LOOK Dine-In Cinema (1 W Chandler Blvd) in Chandler. The night will begin with a Hollywood style red carpet opening at 6:30 p.m. before the film makes its Arizona premiere at 8 p.m. There will be an after-party following the ...

SFFILM Awards 2020 Sloan Science in Cinema Prize to Francis Lee's Ammonite

  SFFILM has announced that Ammonite, Francis Lee’s remarkable historical drama starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, is the 2020 recipient of the SFFILM Sloan Science in Cinema Prize, an award that celebrates the compelling depiction of scientific themes or characters in a narrative feature film. Presented through a partnership between SFFILM and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this annual award carries a $25,000 cash prize and shines a light on special achievement in rendering t...

Visions du Réel Exhibition @ Nyon Castle: on Jean-Luc Godard's last film The Image Book

Exhibition : sentiments, signes, passions. à propos du livre d'image (The Image Book) by Jean-Luc Godard   Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon, presents sentiments, signes, passions. à propos du livre d'image, an all-new exhibition conceived with Jean-Luc Godard, from 12 June to 13 September 2020 at Château de Nyon (Nyon Castle).   The Image Book (2018) is the latest film by Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss filmmaker living ...

First films in The FilmFestival Cottbus competition: lone warriors among themselves

The FilmFestival Cottbus (November 5-10, 2019) announces the first six of twelve films of the FEATURE FILM COMPETITION. FULL MOON, the feature film debut of Bosnian director Nermin Hamzagić, celebrates its world premiere in Cottbus. People under pressure, angry citizens on adrenaline who have had enough and revolt - lone warriors of all ages against conventions and gentrification, corruption and right-wing networks, their own family and the strong state. And at the same time always a bit ag...


AFTER THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE on May 10, 2019,   Alain Zirah and Anne Gomis are pleased to officially announce the results of the 2019 Great International Web Contest. photo: Catherine Merveilleux The artists pre-selected for the 2019 Off de Cannes Festival are:   Film category: Pascal Lastrajoli, Alexandre Laugier   and Marc Antoine Catrix. A posthumous tribute is paid to the french director Philippe Carrese who loss some day...

The Short Films Selections at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Following the announcement of the Official Selection of the 72nd Festival de Cannes, held on Thursday, April, 18th at 11am, discover the Short Films in Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection 2019. Presided by Claire Denis, the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury will award the 3 Prizes of the Cinéfondation on Thursday 23rd May. The Short Film Palme d'or will be awarded during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 25th May. The 2019 Short ...

The Fabrique Cinéma by the Institut français announces the ten projects selected for this year's Festival de Cannes

    © Catherine Vinay – La Fabrique Cinéma 2018   The Fabrique Cinéma by the Institut français is pleased to announce the ten projects selected for this year's Festival de Cannes, which runs from 14 to 25 May 2019.   AFRICA Burkina Faso: Organisme Religieusement Modifié by Simplice Ganou — Documentary, second feature filmProduced by Saoudah Carole Kafando / Tilé Fari Films Rwanda: Tanzanite by...

Industry Veterans Launch Faith Based Atonement Pictures and “Fearless Faith” in Theaters May 7

    We are happy to announce the launch of Atonement Pictures (AP), a full-service feature film production, distribution and marketing company serving the Christian marketplace, by long-time entertainment industry veteran Tim Warren, founder and CEO of Green Apple Entertainment, and acclaimed Christian filmmaker Kevan Otto (WWJD, A Question of Faith, The Prayer Box).     With plans to acquire as well as produce, AP will release 5-10 films annually with a transmedia distr...

New Short Film Selection & Awarding Procedure

More Festivals in More Countries to Select Candidates for the EFA Short Film Category For the 2019 and 2020 editions of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy will welcome new festivals to participate in the EFA Short Film selection and awarding procedure. Joining the network of 15 already existing partner festivals, at each festival an independent jury will choose one short film from its competition as a candidate for the European Film Awards short film category. When th...

David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DRIVE closes Film Noir au Canal’s 4th edition!

To close its successful 4th edition, Film Noir au Canal is proud to present the enigmatic Mulholland Drive (2001) by famed American director David Lynch. Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux and Ann Miller, the great neo-noir of the 21st century will be screened on Sunday, August 19.   Starting at 7 p.m., cinephiles are invited to visit the Square Saint-Patrick’s urban setting for this final act of the season. This will be an opportunity for the public to discove...

Anger (IRA) is the 3rd film of Torino Underground Cinefest Director: Mauro Russo Rouge

IRA is the new film by the director and art director of Torino Underground Cinefest Mauro Russo Rouge.   Synopsis A boy meets a girl. He works at the market while she is a street prostitute. They soon develop a strong complicity that will lead them to do something desperate. In the background, a decaying and desolate metropolis. Running time 83' \ ita \ dcp, color The film is in Italian, but versions in English, German and Spanish can be found. In addition, it also has a M-E mi...

European Film Forum in Cannes statement

Dear creatives, Dear professionals, Dear festival-goers, It is my honour to address you in the context of the 71st edition of the Festival de Cannes, which comes in an everchanging world. The digital shift has brought unprecedented opportunities and challenges for our economies and for the audiovisual sector, in particular. A positive wind for women’s empowerment has been blowing in all sectors, and the disequilibrium at stake is no longer acceptable. Women but also men, who used to be t...

Fearless Films Launches Production Arm in Cannes with BECOMING

Gabrielle Whyte Hart launches  US Production Arm of Fearless Films At 2018 Cannes Film Festival   Rapidly up-and-coming filmmaker and award-winning producer of Cannes Buzz-Title, BECOMING, starring TOBY KEBBELL and PENELOPE MITCHELL, expands company to the US Award-winning producer Gabrielle Whyte Hart brings her talent to the U.S. as she launches the North American arm of her production company, Fearless Productions.  Hailing from the UK, her psychological thriller&nb...

Norwegian films in Cannes

    Åshild Ramborg is Norway's Producer on the Move in Cannes.     Producer on the Move ...

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dok.incubator announces participants and films for 2018

selection of the talented filmmakers whose projects will be developed at dok.incubator 2018. We were happy to have received a record number of 101 applications, from all over the world, including dozens of projects from South America, Asia and the United States. It was extremely difficult to choose among them and in the final selection round the committee placed a huge emphasis on the variety of the films.   Please check out the selected participants and films HERE ...

"Two is a Family" wins the first UniFrance Comedy Award at the Alpe d'Huez Film Festival

      UniFrance and the Alpe d'Huez Film Festival have joined forces to create the UniFrance Comedy Award, which will be given each year to the French comedy that has garnered the highest number of admissions abroad. The first recipient is the comedy by Two is a Family, which topped 5 million admissions around the world in 2017. Comedies are historically one of the French film genres that are most popular internationall...


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