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Wine Tasting Party with Festival Directors in Cannes

We started with a few words about our missing colleagues : Fernanda Silva from festroia, Philip Bergson paid an hommage to our good friend and we honored the memory of Donald Ranvaud, a friend of many Festival directors. Great weather, warm hospitality from friends at Estonian Film Institute, tuned in to party spirit and wine tasting with peers and friends at the Estonian Pavilion, with a view that will be missed till next year!. Below a few of my festival moments with festival directors... ...

Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe announced as new Friday night film host on Colourful Radio

Watch promo HERE:   Meet The Critics will launch on 2 June and will be fronted by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, the award-winning founder of the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF). The show’s target audience will be family-oriented millenials, mainly of African Caribbean descent aged between 25- to 54-years-old. Anyiam-Osigwe will host Meet The Critics from 21.00-22.00 pm on Friday evenings. Joining him on each show will be 4 pundits from the world of film as they debate a range of topic...

NYFF54 The Lost City of Z Press Conference Photos

By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) Closing Night Premiere Press Conference of THE LOST CITY OF Z, with director James Gray; cast members , Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, and Angus Macfadyen moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater, NYC, Saturday, October 15, 2016.   Questions posed to director Gray and cast members by moderator Jones and members of the press included: When did you read this materi...

NYFF54 20th Century Women Press Conference Photos

By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) World Premiere Press Conference of 20TH CENTURY WOMEN,  with writer and director Mike Mills; cast members Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann and Elle Fanning moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater, NYC, Friday, October 7, 2016. Question posed to cast members Elle Fanning and Lucas Jade Zumann by moderator Jones "Did it help orient you guys to be looking at olde...

Looking for Animation, Documantaries, Action, SYFY, Comedies,

Film Submitter s we have been very impress with the A level of submissions. To those submitting content bring your "A " GAME! We want the best! Looking for Animation, Documentaries, Web Series, Action and Comedies, and SYFY.   iNDYREELS - New Streaming Platform For Movie Watching.     DO YOU MOVIEEE?                                    WE MOVIEEEE!!!! ...

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iNDYREELS Film Submission Quick Start Guide With Every Question Answered.

Welcome, What does it take to submit your film and what is the process of iNDYREELS? Look at our iNDYREELS Film Submission Quick Start Guide.   Here is a quick guide to submitting your film and what forms need to be signed. What it takes to submit your film to iNDYREELS. "No cost"All the forms are in your iNDYREELS Film Submission Quick Setup Guide. We have information on Piracy on how iNDYREELS protects your content and we have Feature form on all key features and ...


After 3 successful editions of PCISFF, we again welcome our film maker friends and directors to submit their entries in PCISFF-2017. For more details please visit our webistes: ...

ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival 2017 is OPEN for SUBMISSIONS!

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival has been dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from around the world for twelve years now. Often described as Europe’s answer to Sundance, our annual festival showcases films that demonstrate quality, innovation, and creativity in both form and content. These qualities are judged in 14 categories, and compete for 25 awards. Jury members come from around the globe, have a variety of backgr...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Appoints Michael Lerman as Artistic Director

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has announced the hiring of Michael Lerman as Artistic Director.  Currently, Lerman serves as Acting Head of Programming and Primetime Programmer for the Toronto Film Festival, which concludes its 11-day run on September 18, as well as the Artistic Director for the Philadelphia Film Society, where he has worked since 2005. Lerman will oversee all artistic decisions for the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival that runs fr...

PIERS' Pick La La Land | Festival 2016

An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. ...

Serge Losique welcoming guests at "Kiss me like a Lover" opening Red Carpet

Despite the shadows and questions around the Festival's fate a huge crowd was waiting for Serge Losique at the Imperial August 25 at 7.00pm  for the official opening of the 40th edition (the toughest since the hotel and cinema partnerships fell at the last minute). Nevertheless guests of the festival were flocking on the red carpet, with elegant attire, waiting for the late Jury (some of them were late at the airport) and the complete cast and crew of Kiss me Like a Lover by Andre ...

Interview with Aroon Shivdasani Executive Director of The New York Indian Film Festival

Celebrating its 16th anniversary from May 7-14, 2016, the New York Indian Film Festival was the first festival in the United States devoted to Indian films and has grown to be the largest and most influential, helping to set up several other Indian Film festivals in the US. It is part of a comprehensive program in the arts offered by the New York based Indo-American Arts Council. These programs include each year a travelling group art exhibition: Erasing Borders E...

R.I.P. Fernanda Silva, director of Festroia – International Film Festival

On the passing of Fernanda Silva, director of Festroia – International Film Festival   The Festroia Cultural Association regrets to inform of the departure of its president Fernanda Silva, today, August 3rd, 2016, at 59 years of age.   Born in 1957, Fernanda Silva graduated in Public Relations and Administration, beginning her professional activity as board assistant at the Tróia Tourist Complex.   In 1988, she joined the crew of the Tróia International F...

AAIFF16 A Tale of Three Cities Premiere Press Conference

By Maria Esteves – August 9, 2016 The U.S. Premiere Press Conference of A Tale of Three Cities, presented by director Steve Barclay, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, with Award-winning Hong Kong filmmakers Mabel Cheung and Alex Law was held during 39th Asian American International Film Festival 2016 (AAIFF16), Friday, July 22nd. Directors Cheung and Law discussed the making of A Tale of Three Cities, a biopic about the life of Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan's parents. ...

Interview with NYAFF Director Samuel Jamier

In September 2015 Samuel Jamier was appointed Executive Director of the New York Asian Film Festival established in 2002 by Subway Cinema which he is also heading now. The festival is considered by the New York Times to be one of the best New York based festivals, offering an outstanding line up of superb entertainment and art house films. He is currently also working as a producer for the New York based Windwellers Films which he co-founded last September. Jamier previously served as the chie...

Afterglow goes international!

We are pleased to announce our newest member to the board of directors... Brian Kalafatian, Director of International Development! From Marseille, France, Brian is a law student at the University of Provence and is on the TEDxAix organizing team. He is an avid film enthusiast who was born wearing a suit and tie. As writer and event reporter for, he's had many adventures covering events hosted by Red Bull, as well as the Eurockeennes de Belfort (one of the greatest m...

2016 Isabel Santos Tribute at Havana Film Festival New York

By Maria Esteves – April 12, 2016 The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY16) tribute to Cuba’s iconic actress ISABEL SANTOS commenced Monday, April 11, 6:00PM at the Instituto Cervantes New York. The premiere films VESTIDO DE NOVIA (His Wedding Dress), directed by Marilyn Solaya starring Isabel Santos and Santos directorial debut of EL CAMINO DE LA VIDA (The Path of Life) documentary short preceded the panel discussion The Actor And The Camera with actress/director Santos ...



MIFF 2016: Festival Director and Jackie Shroff meet the press

Midway through Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), the Director and the Brand Ambassador met the press on Monday, 01 February, at the Media Centre, in the Films Division Complex. It was the customary mid-fest conference, but with the addition of a new feature, the brand ambassador. “I am delighted to see that large numbers of viewers are sitting in our halls and watching documentary, short and animation films from around the world,” began Mukesh Sharma. (He was being...

MIFF 2016: Master Class by Festival Director Mukesh Sharma

MIFF 2016: Master Class by Festival Director Mukesh Sharma Varied experience and a long, eventful career, make Mukesh Sharma just the person to speak on ‘How not to make films’. And he speaks so fast that he can compress so much in an hour-and-a-half! On 30 January 2016, a packed and refurbished RRIII theatre, on the 10th floor, of the Phase I building, at the Films Division headquarters in Mumbai, heard him talk about his acclaimed film children’s feature film Anokha Aspata...

Andrew Rodgers has been appointed executive director of the Denver Film Society

  The Board of Directors of the Denver Film Society (DFS) announced that Andrew Rodgers has been appointed executive director of the non-profit organization that annually presents the internationally acclaimed Denver Film Festival and provides year-round film programming and education at the Sie FilmCenter. Rodgers will assume his full-time duties in March after relocating from Winston-Salem, N.C., with his wife Iana Dontcheva, a filmmaker and professor, and their daughters Mia and Anya....

Aspen Film Announces Maggie Mackay As Artistic Director

Aspen Film, one of Colorado's premier non-profit film organizations and presenter of Aspen Filmfest, Aspen Shortsfest and Academy Screenings, announced today the appointment of Maggie Mackay as Artistic Director.    Mackay brings 15 years of industry experience to the organization, most recently having served as Director of Nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Senior Programmer of the Los Angeles Film Festival under the ...

Open submissions to the Paris Art and Movie Awards

The PAMA will run sept 25-27th, 2015. The event will screen several blocks of shorts from all over the world, moreover from USA and France. Features and scripts are accepted too. 20 awards may be reward the best artists and filmmakers in a range of 10 categories. All categories can be found on the festival's website. All nominated movies, special events, french premiere and professional meetings will be held in the historical heart of Paris : Saint-Germain-des-Près. Out ...

Frat Dude Secret Gossip

Frat Dude Secret Gossip   Due to extreme high volume of requests and curiosity of the general public this blog/article has to be published. The “Fratmen Fratpad Tributes” are more than 100s of songs and more than 1000 music videos given as a tribute to all the  Fratmen of Arizona. Kindly note the songs are not random and they are about actual people. The setting of the music videos is Arizona. All the other States such as California, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Chicago, Wisc...


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