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Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ...

Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin     Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the marchedufilm.online opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a trend ? I see 16 conferences and panels a...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice 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. ...

Jessie Fairbanks joined to lead programming for the 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival

Veteran Film Programmer and Festival Producer Will Lead Programming for the 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival and Year-Round SFFILM Offerings SFFILM announced today a major addition to the organization’s leadership roster, with Jessie Fairbanks joining as Director of Programming, effective January 25. Fairbanks will lead the curation of film and off-screen programming for both the SFFILM Festival and the organization’s year-round offerings, bringing fresh and com...

BANFF adds Amazon Studios’ James Farrell to the 2021 Rockies Grand Jury

  Farrell joins previously announced Grand Jury members: Libbie Doherty - ABC Australia, Dan McDermott - AMC Networks, Miranda Wayland - BBC, Laura Michalchyshyn - Blue Ant Media and Jane Millichip - Sky Studios.   ...

Venice Film Festival_Biennale College Cinema 2020-21_The Four Final Projects

  The 4 final projects have been selected for the Biennale College – Cinema 2020-2021 (9th edition) from Argentina, Ecuador, Italy, USA / Starting Wednesday 2 through Sunday 6 December 2020 they will participate in the first of two workshops   For the first time a film from the Biennale College – Cinema, This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection by Jeremiah Mosese (7th edition 2018-19) is nominated for an Oscar for Lesotho   The selection is complete f...

Director Bong Joon Ho will preside the International Jury of the Venezia 78 Competition

La Biennale di Venezia / 78th Venice International Film Festival / September 1 - 11, 2021 Director Bong Joon Ho will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 - 11, 2021), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards.   The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, who confirmed the recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film F...

Catherine Trautmann re-elected as President of the Eurimages Fund

At its last meeting, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund re-elected Ms Catherine Trautmann unanimously and by acclamation as President of the Fund for a second four-year term starting on 1 January 2021. The President of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) who, with the support of the French Minister of Culture, had put forward the candidacy, congratulated Ms Trautmann on a re-election that testified to the excellen...

Brian Neil Hoff, Palm Springs Animation Festival Founder and Artistic Director, will leave PSIAF at the end of January

  BRIAN NEIL HOFF, FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATION ANIMATION FESTIVAL (PSIAF)   The Palm Springs International Animation Festival (PSIAF) successfully launched 400 animated films on-line, and hosted drive-in, screening events with enthusiastic audiences throughout 2020.  The Covid-19 challenges have complicated events but offered creative opportunities for re-thinking directions, funding, and staffing.   Brian Neil Hoff, Founder and Artis...

Sundance Institute reveals the 15 2021 Screenwriters Lab Fellows

15 Fellows From Around the Globe Bring 12 Projects to Digital Convening, Developing Visionary Feature Films Fifteen emerging storytellers from Chile, India, Kenya, Tunisia and the U.S. will convene digitally for Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, taking place online via Sundance Co//ab from January 11 -15, 2021. The Fellows will work to further develop twelve original projects, in collaboration with an experienced group of Creative Advisors. Under the leadership of ...

IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 08: The kaleidoscope dozen

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  IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 08: The kaleidoscope dozen International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has today announced the line-up of films for its Festival Kaleidoscope. The section will feature 12 films from across the world. The line-up consists of the following movies: We Still Have the Deep Black Night by Gustavo Galvão (Brazil, Germany)     Window Boy Would also Like to Have a Submarine by Alex Piperno (Uruguay)       ...

Albrecht Schuch is the German Shooting Star 2021

EFP (European Film Promotion) today announced the ten European actors who will be honoured as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2021. Germany will be represented by Albrecht Schuch. An international jury of experts, consisting of American casting director Cassandra Han, Kosovar director Antoneta Kastrati and Danish producer René Ezra, selected the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2021 from candidates who had been nominated by  European Film Promotion's member organisations, including German ...

European Film Promotion (EFP) announces the ten EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS of 2021

12 January 2021 °efp european shooting stars 2021 This year's selection of rising stars to be united in EFP's digital Home of Acting Talent 23 – 25 February 2021   photocredits: ­ Heli Blåfield: Seidi Haarla ­ Mathieu Rainaud: Nicolas Maury ­ Steffen Roth: Albrecht Schuch ­ Fabó Tóth: Natasa Stork ­ India Mullen: Fionn O'Shea ­ Dainiu...

Visions du Réel pays tribute to the French author, filmmaker and screenwriter Emmanuel Carrère

Visions du Réel will honor Emmanuel Carrère by awarding him the prestigious Honorary Award (previously the “Prix Maître du Réel”).  The homage will include a Masterclass, a Carte Blanche and the presentation of his documentary Retour à Kotelnitch (2003). The prize will be presented during the 52nd edition of the Festival, taking place from 15 to 25 April 2021. The Cinémathèque suisse (National Film Archive) and the ECAL (Un...

Ken Burns to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Photographers of America

Internationally renowned filmmaker Ken Burns will accept Professional Photographers of America’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at Imaging USA, the largest convention in the photographic industry. Imaging USA will be held virtually January 17-19. Burns, whose career spans more than 40 years, is credited with sparking renewed public interest in American history thanks in large part to the extensive use of archival photography in his films. From Brooklyn Bridge to the Country Music...

Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International will present the fourth annual "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021"

  Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International will present the fourth annual "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" special event that will be held virtually during the time of the Park City, Utah film festival. The online event "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" is scheduled for January 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST. Register for the complimentary event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-indie-entertainment-showcase-...

Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize jury announced

  The jury members for the NOK 200,000 (€ 20,000) Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award 2021 are now official. For the fifth consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be handed out during TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival’s conference event and series market. This year’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize jury members comprise the Israeli Emmy Award-winning producer and Head of Intern...

Juries and lineup announced for the 11th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival!

  MyFrenchFilmFestival is back with 33 films on offer: feature films and shorts, as well as VR works, all subtitled in 10 languages and available worldwide from January 15 through February 15, 2021. Discover the jury members, the film selection, and watch the trailer for the 11th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival! The 2021 International Jury: Franco Lolli: Colombian director, screenwriter, and producer Franco Lolli premiered his first feature film, ...

Virtual Opening Party with Juan McCartney as Master of Ceremonies

Special Guests:   DJ SIR ALEX CRANBERRIE   SIR ALEX CRANBERRIE is all about wonderful words & magical music: “The time we spend together on a dance floor matters and because of that I prefer to play music with a strong and catchy character.”   I am mostly involved in producing, remixing, scouting, and playing new vibes and fresh talent besides my passion for writing poetry and lyrics. Recently founded the Bahamas and Portugal-ba...

BIFF announces screenwriters finalists to be mentored at BIFF Jan 4 - 10

  Writer Jomo Merritt / United States Journal of A Dinka Boy, Chronicles the experiences of a young boy in Sudan. Triplets NOAH, SIMON and MATTHEW’S mother dies in childbirth. Superstitious beliefs attribute her death and their birth to the fact that their mother was the daughter of an adulteress. Writer Arthur Tiersky / United States I Don't Know, An initially conventional romantic comedy is disrupted by the presence of the screenwriter himself, who ...

Bruno Chatelin joins the Bahamas film fest jury

  Valeria Blanca Actress | Short Film Valeria Blanc is an argentinean actress who currently lives in Mexico City. In cinema she played the lead in the short films “The medal” winner of many international film festivals, including FICG 2020, “In the clouds” winner of more tan 35 international film festivals and other awards, among other shorts ...

Harry & Meghan land on Spotify for a meaningful HNY 2021 pod-moment

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Ever since the word “Megxit” was coined off the back of the anxiety-provoking term Brexit, Royal Family ex-pat Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, have been tested by the slings and arrows of derisive social media from the UK.  The Daily Mail, which has routinely pilloried Meghan and slated Prince Harry, has even been sued by the couple for these routine thrashings. They could not “put a foot right,” as the say...

Olympia Dukakis honored at Bridges Festival

The 11th Bridges International Film Festival ΓΕΦΥΡΕΣ-Παγκόσμιος Κινηματογράφος proudly offered the LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to  OLYMPIA DUKAKIS, Oscar Winning actress and producer of The New Abolitionists, documentary, concerning sex trafficking, directed by her daughter Christina Zorich.  Olympia Mary Dukakis ...

Bruno Chatelin Interviewed here and there

Not exhaustive at all, I know I should have filed them somehow, somewhere, or even HERE :-)... for the future generations of festival goers (joking of course)... My work on film: Bruno on Boyz n the Hood (french only)     Festival experts Filling the Void and sharing tips with Bruno Chatelin, Sandra Lipski, Ivan Wiener Daniel Sol... Bruno Chatelin Interviewed on filmfestivals for The Expert Process Podcast Bruno Chatelin interviewed in Izvestia ...

The Locarno Film Festival announces its new selection committees, led by Giona A. Nazzaro

  Giona A. Nazzaro, newly appointed Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, has picked the two selection committees to work alongside him in drawing up the program for Locarno74. His choice was endorsed by the Executive Board, and the call for entries has been brought forward to allow the new team to begin work on the selection process very soon. The new selection committees, ratified by the Executive Board of the Locarno Film Festival, will work alongside Giona A. Nazzar...

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