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Jonathan Wolf Interviewed on AFM 2017

  A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998. I sat with Jonathan Wolf at the Fairmont Hotel during the 2017 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say:   This is an interesting year in distribution, right? What's the general feeli...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venie Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

SERVICES FOR CANNES: We offer coverage and Video crew services during the Cannes Film Festival

Do not hesitate to ask for a quote if you need a video crew, Editorial Booster for your film screening, event, or trade Advertising... Promotion in our dailies and newsletter reaching 192 000 film professionals. (with an increase of 20 000 subscribers over last year) Details of our crew.   The team in Cannes   Cannes Festival News and Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies I Animation Day in Cannes I ADIC Dailies Les Dailies du Festival I Le...

Alex Deleon busy in Rajahstan with Jury Duty at RIFF 2018

Rajasthan film festival is the biggest film festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It gives a new level of platform to filmmakers, artists and technicians of Rajasthani cinema to motivate them, so that they work harder and take Rajasthan Cinema to a new level altogether. From the last four years this festival has brought an amazing change in the Rajasthani cinema and has been appreciated by all the people nationally. After a roaring success in 2016, the fifth ed...

Sundance '18 Day One Press Conference with John Cooper and Robert Redford

Join Sundance Institute Founder and President Robert Redford, Executive Director Keri Putnam and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper in conversation with Barbara Chai, head of arts and culture coverage at Dow Jones Media Group and the editor of MarketWatch Entertainment, followed by a Q&A with press in attendance. ...

250 Participants @ Berlinale Talents 2018

50/50, interdisciplinary and diverse: The Berlinale Talents team is proud to welcome 250 filmmakers from 81 countries in Berlin from February 17 - 22, 2018, including 128 women and 122 men. For six days they will have the opportunity to engage with one another, with experts and the public, to critically question their own artistic standpoint and to further develop their film projects. A vast array of artistic and technical backgrounds The selection for 2018 includes, amongst others, Angela Gue...

Berlinale Shorts Introduces the 2018 International Short Film Jury: Diogo Costa Amarante, Jyoti Mistry and Mark Toscano

Jyoti Mistry     Portuguese filmmaker and winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlinale 2017, Diogo Costa Amarante; US filmmaker and curator Mark Toscano; and South African filmmaker and academic Jyoti Mistry will make up the International Short Film Jury in 2018. They will award the Golden and the Silver Bear, as well as the Audi Short Film Award. In addition, they will nominate a film for the European Film Awards in the category European Short Film 2018. “...

THE 2018 EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS: Diversity at its Best

  EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the 10 most promising up-and-coming actors from Europe that will be honoured at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018 For the 21st edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, this year’s jury of industry experts has selected a list of what they deem to be 2018’s ten most talented, up-and-coming actors from all over Europe, who are ready to step out onto the international film scene. They will be presented to the film industry, p...

Wendy Mitchell and Roberto Cueto, new San Sebastian Festival delegates in the Nordic countries and South Korea respectively

  Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager at the British Council, is the new San Sebastian delegate for the Nordics. Mitchell, Nordic correspondent for Screen International, editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-Up magazine and collaborator with the Göteborg and Zurich festivals, replaces producer Marianne Slot as the Festival representative in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland.  Slot, who has produced directors such as Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and...

Sundance Film Festival: Juries, Awards Night Host Announced

chaz Ebert and 24 Jurors to Award NUMBER Prizes, Including New NEXT Innovator’s Award Jason Mantzoukas (The Long Dumb Road) to Host Livestreamed Awards Show; Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud) to Perform   Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with 28 ...

Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida to be Awarded by Filming on Italy in Los Angeles,

Filming on Italy in Los Angeles, a three day cultural event, is honoring on Jan 31 and February 1st 2018, Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida with the Filming on Italy and IIC (Italian Institute of Culture) Los Angeles Creativity awards as a recognition for their excellency in the world. . Filming on Italy will be screening the movie “MALÈNA” by Giuseppe Tornatore, who made Monica Bellucci an international star, and the US premiere of the movie “ON THE MILKY ROAD&r...

Thessaloniki 20th Doc Fest gives a Carte Blanche to Sara Driver

20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2-11 March, 2018     A multifaceted artist who fully embodies the term “independent filmmaker”, American director, writer and producer Sara Driver is given a carte blanche in the 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select some of her favorite films that will be presented in this year's event.   Driver will attend the 20th TDF to accompany the films (10 documentaries and one fiction film),...

Seventeen IFP-supported projects hit Park City as the 2018 Sundance Film Festival begins next week

IFP Alumni at Sundance       The Sundance line-up includes Elan Bogarín and Jonathan Bogarín's 306 Hollywood, Michael Pearce's Beast, Tolga Karaçelik's Butterflies, Stephen Maing's Crime + Punishment, Kimberly Reed's Dark Money, Cathy Yan's Dead Pigs, Amy Scott's Hal, RaMell Ross' Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Michael Dweck's The Last Race, Reinaldo Marcus Green's Monsters and Men, Christina Choe'...

Jane Alexander to Receive 2018 Sedona International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Four-time Academy Award nominee and multiple Emmy Award-winner Jane Alexander will receive the Sedona International Film Festival’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during the upcoming 24th annual festival, Feb. 24-March 4.             The Festival will feature 150 films from narrative features to documentaries to shorts at three venues: The Mary D. Fisher Theatre, the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC) and Sedona Harkins 6.  ...

Protagonist Pictures has appointed Isabelle Stewart as Head of Acquisitions

Protagonist Pictures has appointed Isabelle Stewart as Head of Acquisitions with immediate effect, it was announced today by CEO Dave Bishop. The appointment comes ahead of a busy year for the international finance, production and sales company as it seeks to expand its critically acclaimed sales slate for the upcoming markets.   Reporting to Bishop, Stewart will oversee the procurement of the kinds of prestige titles that have become synonymous with the Protagonist brand. She will atte...

We are very happy to welcome Viennale new artistic director: Eva Sangiorgi

          After having been chosen by the Viennale board to succeed Hans Hurch as Viennale Director and having been appointed by the City Counselor Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, the 39 year old Italian was introduced to the press this morning. "The Viennale festival is an iconic event that rounds off the year’s calendar of film events and has been important to me fo...

Mario Dorminsky welcomes you to the 38th Fantasporto!

Starting next February 20th, the 38th edition of Fantasporto- Oporto International Film Festival, ends on March 3rd (competitions) and March 4th (the awards screenings), 3 more days than usual. A great festival, full of household names and sensational discoveries. The Official Opening will screen the feature “Marrowbone”, from the producer of “Pan’s Labirynth”, and the Competitions Opening will present the Russian mega-production “Anna Karenina: V...

From IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente

    Dear Friends of IFP,   Stories have the power to transform us and our world. 2017 revealed this truth to us again and again in remarkable and unexpected ways.   As we begin the new year, we reaffirm our convicti...

Cucalorus seeks is recruiting the Development Director for the Festival

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Good news!! Cucalorus seeks an outgoing, motivated, and detail-oriented human for the position of Development Director to lead fundraising efforts that support the foundation’s programming, communications and operational activities. The Development Director works in a collaborative environment with other key staff at Jengo’s Playhouse in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The Cucalorus Development Director manages multiple fundraising campaigns including grants, spons...

Global Content Bazar 2018 will be inaugurated by Minister of Culture and Sports, Government of Maharashtra

India’s very first content market for buying and selling of films and content, now in its 2nd year, will be inaugurated by Shri Vinod Tawde, Minister of Culture and Sports, Government of Maharashtra on 19th January 2018 at 10:00 AM at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. This 2-day event is a market for buying, selling, distributing and syndicating of all sorts of content including films, television serials, web series, short films, documentaries, et al. The market als...

AMEC 2018 - Melody Sweets to perform - A&R Worldwide to present Music Counsel of the Year Award

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The world of music will take a prominent role at the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) of the Year Awards to be held in Manhattan Beach on January 25, 2018.  AMEC announced today that A&R Worldwide will present the prestigious “Music Counsel of the Year” Award at their AMEC Awards ceremony at their annual black-tie event later this month.  Globally recognized as the leading music producer and management record label, A&R Worldwide is known for...

Australian actress Cate Blanchett is to be President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes

Australian actor Cate Blanchett is to be President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes, the 71st edition of which will be taking place in May 2018.   “I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the Gala-sphere and in Competition,” she declared, “but never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbours.”   Cate Blanchett follows Pedro Almodóvar, ...

The Adventures of a Roving Film Festivaleer

ADVENTURES ON THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT by Alex Deleon (Herman Pevner) (filmfestivals.com) The very first film festival I ever attended was the San Francisco Festival of 1975. I had by then begun to publish articles about Japanese films in San Francisco and was invited by former festival director Albert Johnson, whom I knew from hanging out at the fabled Mediterraneum Caffe in Berkeley, and Albert used his influence to arrange a pass for me. To this day I must say it was one of...
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