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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. ...

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...

Rome Film Fest to pay tribute to Robert Redford

The screening of The Old Man & The Gun to be preceded by a video-tribute featuring the most exciting moments and most significant scenes in his career     The screening of The Old Man & The Gun by David Lowery, Robert Redford's farewell to his career as an actor, scheduled for Saturday 20 October at 10:00 pm (Sala Sinopoli) at Rome Film Fest, will be preceded by a special video-tribute dedicated to the great actor and director. "Rome Film Fest pays...

Cate Blanchett hits the red carpet at Rome Film Fest

Cate Blanchett, one of the most intense and refined actresses in contemporary film and a two-time Oscar® winner, will lead off the lineup of Close Encounters for the 13th Rome Film Fest. On Friday, October 19 at 5:30 pm in the Sala Sinopoli (Auditorium Parco della Musica), the Australian star will attend an onstage conversation and talk about her extraordinary career. The winner of two Academy Awards for her roles in The Aviator by Martin Scorsese and Blue ...

Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual Governors Awards

Nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey announced today.  “This 10th anniversary of the Governors Awards highlights five diverse artists whose contributions to American cinema endure through changing time and fashion.  Jennifer is the perfect choice to help us pay tribute to this year’s honorees,” said Bailey. Fox has produced or executive produ...

Women take charge in front of and behind the camera at BJFF 2018

30TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 7-19             ...

Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival 2019 appoints Dr. Maxa Zoller as new director

Silke Johanna Räbiger hands over reins to Dr. Maxa Zoller Silke J. Räbiger was appointed director of the Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival in 2007 but has been strongly linked to the Festival for over 30 years. She is now stepping down (see press date below) and handing over the role of festival director to Maxa Zoller. The first Festival with its new artistic director is scheduled to take place from 9 to 14 April 2019 in Dortmund. Silke J. Rä...

NYFF56 Closing Night Premiere At Eternity’s Gate Red Carpet Arrivals

By Maria Esteves – October 18, 2018 The 56th New York Film Festival Closing Night North American Premiere of AT ETERNITY’S GATE, by Academy Award nominated director Julian Schnabel commenced Friday, October 12, 2018 at Alice Tully Hall, New York. Red carpet arrivals included director Schnabel, actors Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Rupert Friend, screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, producer Jon Klik, writer Louise Kugelberg and actress Stella Schnabel. AT ETERNITY’S GATE in sele...

70 companies from 28 countries will be attending AFM for the first time as buyers

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The 39th American Film Market® (AFM®), set for October 31-November 7 in Santa Monica, announced today that more than 70 companies from 28 countries will be attending AFM for the first time as buyers. These companies hail from 28 countries, with the largest numbers coming from the United States with 19 companies; nine from China; four from both Italy and South Korea; three from countries that include Canada, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, and Vietnam; and two apiece from Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico...

The future of non-fiction film in the digital age / CTPiX18 / Nov 14 - 15

                non-fiction audiovisual storytelling reaches, engages and moves audiences in exponentially growing numbers worldwide. This trend is shaped by new modes of consumption and audience engagement, innovative technologies, competitive online platforms and hungry content markets around the world. Non-fiction film has developed a plethora of new formats, with micro-docs for social platforms, multi-part docu-series, VR/AR/MR, interactive, ...

Bruno Chatelin invited to give a Keynote at AFM on Festival Strategy

BRUNO CHATELIN JOINS THE SPEAKERS OF THE LATC GLOBAL FILM & TELEVISION PROGRAM 2018 DURING AFM 2018 on November 1st at 11 am   LATC will be running the tenth edition of its annual GLOBAL FILM & TELEVISION PROGRAM. On invitation by Steven Solot President of LATC, Bruno Chatelin will give a 1 hour keynote presentation followed by Q&A with participants of the program (international selection in association with MPAA and AFM).   Topic is "festiva...

66th San Sebastian video gallery

Once finished the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival let´s have a look at all the filmstars invited                 Don't miss this video with photography by Ines Barreda, full of stars visiting San Sebastian Fest this year  video         ...

Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2018, votes close end of november

  Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2018 Deadline: 30 November  Please consider voting for Bruno Chatelin a former Board Member. All candidate info can be found on the voting platform.    ...

Female Directors at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

For the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 10th Anniversary, we present an incredible selection of films by female directors. From foreign films to documentaries, comedies, to dramas, these features flaunt the creative talents of ladies in the film industry.  On Her Shoulders Directed by Alexandria Bombach This incredible documentary depicts Nadia Murad, the 23-year-old survivor of the...

Paul Schrader, Mabel Cheung, Tillotama Shome and Paul Currie join jury at the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards • Macao

The International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) announced today that Paul Schrader, Mabel Cheung, Tillotama Shome and Paul Currie will join jury president Chen Kaige in deciding the winners of the International Competition programme at the 3rd edition of the festival.       The International Competition programme is dedicated exclusively to films by first and second time film makers and includes an award of 60,000 USD for best feature.   Lege...

Why are so many Hollywood creatives and Global strategy executives headed to Silicon Valley?

Winston Baker is bringing together thought leaders working at the intersection of entertainment and technology for a day of forward thinking conversations and establishing future collaborations. Join leading content creators, digital storytellers, special effects experts and more behind... Black Panther Wonder Woman Mission: Impossible - Fallout Avengers: Infinity War Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ...

“Production Without Borders” Special Event Panel at on November 5 at Laemmle - by invitation

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Special Event “Production Without Borders” a panel on November 5, 2018 with Michael Benaroya, Katya Mtsitouridze, Larry Namer and Andrei Zinca; Moderated by Kate Rees Davies   Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the "Production Without Borders” special event  that will be held during the 2018 American Film Market on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at...

Christoph Waltz will be a special guest at the upcoming 2018 Virginia Film Festival,

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Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz will be a special guest at the upcoming 2018 Virginia Film Festival, VAFF officials announced today. The Festival also announced program additions including Moonlight writer and director Barry Jenkins’ latest film, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, which stars Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh. The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the ...

Director Mary Harron to receive the 2018 Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Harron became one of the biggest names in film with the cult classic American Psycho. This year, the Canadian director and screenwriter will be honored with the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award. Mary Harron will visit Stockholm International Film Festival to present her latest film Charlie Says and to accept the world’s heaviest film prize – the Bronze Horse.   This year’s Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Mary Harron with the motivation...

Rob Stewart honored at Planet in Focus

RACHEL PARENT Will receive the 2018 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero   This is not your average teenage girl. She’s not drawn to designer labels. She’s drawn to food labels. At 11 years old, Rachel began researching for a school project and became alarmed by what she learned about GMOs. This gave her the spark to become an activist fighting for our right to know what’s in our food by making GMO labeling a law in Canada. That spark evolved ...

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents A Tribute to Bill Plympton: Revengeance

Academy Award-nominated animation artist and director Bill Plympton joins the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for its 10th Anniversary to present two unique films, a special discussion, and a master class.   On Saturday, October 20th at 7pm SFIFF will present Bill Plympton with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award followed by a discussion with Kirk Ellis (screenwriter of John Adams, Into the West) and a screening of his newest short THE MODERN LIVES and featu...

Los Cabos International Film Festival Juries

By Bruno Chatelin Los Cabos Fest has put together a group of professionals from the international film industry, prominent representatives of filmmaking, production, literature, screenwriting, film critic, distribution and programming, who will be in charge of selecting 13 out of 14 prize winners among the different competitions of both, our film program and the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund categories. In addition, the winner of t...

First Annual French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Form Film Content Announces Jury

  Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to announce the preliminary judges panel for the first annual French Riviera Film Festival www.frenchrivierafilmfestival.com (FRFF) that will be held on May 18 and 19, 2019 in Cannes, France at Eden Hôtel & Spa (www.eden-hotel-cannes.com).   The jury for the inaugural festival includes:   Lena Basse, journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press Michael Benaroya, founder,...

Dmitry Kharatyan - the host of the opening ceremony of Bridge of Arts

The opening ceremony of the IV International Motivational Film and Sport Festival will take place on October, 10 at 7 pm at the venue of Multiplex Gorizont CINEMA&EMOTION in Rostov-on-Don. More than one hundred guests from all over the world will walk the red carpet this evening. Among them are film and television stars, sportsmen, musicians, public figures and festival partners. The ceremony will be hosted by Russian actor Dmitry Kharatyan. This year a special guest of the Festival will ...

40 International Film Editors expected for Cologne Filmplus 26 – 29 October

by Bruno Chatelin 40 editors from more than ten countries to participate in the new „International Film Editors Forum“   Filmplus, the world‘s oldest and largest film festival dedicated to the art of film editing, is introducing a new event this year, the International Film Editors Forum. About 40 international editors will take part in an in-depth, 4-hour networking event, focused on the current state of their profession. So far, editors from eleven countries have...
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