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Time is Eternal BEST FOR FESTS short film - the Team

In 2007, the dynamic husband and wife filmmaker duo of Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir founded “Dream Team Directors”. Their vision was to combine imagination, humor, beauty and a desire to positively impact the world through their stunning creative work. They started their collaboration as writer/directors with the viral hit “Text Me” which won multiple awards, was featured in Teen Vogue, Seventeen, NY Press and voted for honors by Execs at Fox S...

San Diego Zoo review and interview with “Wildlife Ambassador”Marco Wendt

THE SAN DIEGO ZOO: ALIVE  AND UNCAGED!   Photos by: Jamie Wells and Roxanna Bina.   As soon as you get to the San Diego Zoo ( www.SDZWA.org   and https://sandiegozoowildlifealliance.org ), you immediately feel like you are boarding another world. A magical world where animals welcome you in their kingdom and where you should be a humble and respectful guest. This season there is no better place but to grace the many “lands” of the San Diego zoo. You wil...

Interview with Director: David Beinstei for 'Are you happy'

Photo AYHN ADAM AND GINA RING from ARE YOU HAPPY NOW  Interview with Director: David Beinstein.       Q: Tell me about the inspiration for this film, where does it come from?   David: It’s really the story about a guy who is certain he is going to screw up his life. And he is holding on his girlfriend that he is loving more than anything. He is holding on her out of fear. I can relate to this idea, this concept . Once the script was together, I did a ...

Igor Soukmanov joins the Odesa International Film Festival team

Igor Soukmanov has joined the Odesa International Film Festival team. He is a famous film expert and Ex-Program Director of the Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad". Igor became an Advisory Board Member of programming. The whole team at filmfestivals.com wishes our friend best of luck and much fun in his new role.   Igor Soukmanov is a well-known Belarussian film expert and journalist. He is a member of the European Film Academy, a vice-president of the Byelorussian se...

TIFF appoints Cameron Bailey as CEO

Credit Luis Mora The Board of Directors of the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) today announced the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the role of CEO. A veteran of TIFF, Bailey leads the organization into a new chapter with an immediate focus on building a Toronto International Film Festival for the future while offering audiences a transformative TIFF experience all year round. Bailey’s new position comes on the heels of the announcement of Jeffrey Remedios, Chair...

TIFF’s Board of Directors appoints Jeffrey Remedios as chair as Jennifer Tory completes her long-standing tenure

TIFF announces new Board members Mary DePaoli, Danis Goulet, Allen Lau, Devorah Lithwick and Laurie May Board members Ellis Jacob, Wade Oosterman and Shabin Mohamed depart as well as Francis Shen, Frank Kollmar and Geoff Beattie The Board of Directors for the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Remedios, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Canada, as Chair of TIFF’s Board, replacing long-standing member Jennifer T...

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) will celebrate extraordinary women in film

The Festival’s inaugural edition will celebrate the contribution of incredible women to film, through a selection of tributes, masterclasses and screenings   The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), which will have its inaugural edition from 6-15 December, is today announcing a number of celebrations in honour of the ground-breaking contribution of women to cinema, including tributes and masterclasses from some of the most inspiring female names in cinema. The Festiva...

"Why you need to be screened at Festivals" A Masterclass with Bruno Chatelin at Bangkok Doc

Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com co founder former head of SONY and UGC FOX theatrical distribution in France shared his festival experience and advice for an hour to participants of BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARDS 2021 THE VIDEO WIL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR AUDIENCE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF BRUNO'S INTERVIEWS           ...

Origami in the Garden BEST FOR FESTS: The artists

KEVIN and JENNIFER BOX Kevin Box has always known exactly what he intends to do with his life. In his words, "I want to have a conversation with people now and hundreds of years into the future."  As an artist, Kevin has been captivated by the evolution of "lost wax casting" to create bronze sculptures. He spent his early years being mentored by other successful metal sculptors. Then through his own R&D, he developed a unique signature by “unfoldi...

Origami in the Garden BEST FOR FESTS: The team

Barbara Bentree Director, Writer, Editor   Barbara Bentree is a multiple Award-Winning Filmmaker and Vocalist who previously worked for over two decades in Los Angeles. As a Vocalist, Bentree took First Place in the prestigious Hennessey Jazz Search with her a capella vocal group “Terra Nova.” Barbara has directed theatre companies, and produced music for television shows. She was most notably a part of “The New Mickey Mouse Club” production team on T...

International Casting Directors Network's 2021 Best Casting Award announced during Black Nights film festival

Lucy Padree For the first time, the Semiramis Award for Best Casting was announced as part of the Black Nights Stars Program, a subprogram of  Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event and Black Nights Film Festival. The 2021 award Semiramis Award for Best Casting was handed out to researcher, writer and BAFTA-winning casting director Lucy Pardee for Rocks by Sarah Gavron (2019).  The casting for Rocks has already earned her a Bafta Award  Best Casting 2021, BIFA...

Cannes Interview with Director Daizy Gedeon for her Documentary “Enough! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour” (2021)

Intrepid humanitarian journalist, filmmaker and entrepreneur Daizy Gedeon has been making international headlines with her latest feature documentary “Enough!: Lebanon’s Darkest Hour” (2021). Born in Lebanon amidst unrest, Daizy's family moved her to Sydney where she grew up. After decades spent on faraway shores, her Lebanese identity and passion for her birth country has only grown stronger with time. Before her career as an award-winning documentar...

Giuseppe Tornatore will preside over the Jury for the Festival’s inaugural Red Sea: Features Competition

Academy Award-winning director and writer Giuseppe Tornatore will preside over the Jury for the Festival’s inaugural Red Sea: Features Competition   The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), which will have its inaugural edition from 6-15 December, today announced the jury selections for its Red Sea: Features and the Red Sea: Shorts Competitions.    Academy Award-winning Italian director and writer Giuseppe Tornatore will preside over the Festival&...

M. Night Shyamalan will serve as Jury President of the Berlinale 2022

Screenwriter, director and producer M. Night Shyamalan will serve as president of the International Jury at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. The successful American immigrant filmmaker originally from South Asia has been captivating audiences worldwide with his genre films over the past three decades. His breakthrough, the 1999 psychological thriller The Sixth Sense starring Bruce Willis, was the second highest grossing film of that year and receive...

New heads at Forum Expanded Ulrich Ziemons and Ala Younis

The new heads of Forum Expanded: Ulrich Ziemons (©Guillaume Cailleau) und / and Ala Younis (©Thomas Venker)   After 16 editions as head of Forum Expanded, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus passed the mantle onto new hands in September. She founded the Berlinale section in 2006 together with Anselm Franke — then lead curator at the KW - Institute for Contemporary Art, and today the director of Fine Arts and Film at Haus der Kulturen der Welt — who will also be le...

Riker Lynch awarded for Aliens On Halloween in Fort Lauderdale with Best Actor - Comic Performance in an American Indie Short

The 36 Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Announces 2021 Award Winners The 36th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF36) wrapped after 18 days on Nov. 21st with film awards at Savor Cinema prior to the last film of the festival, Laurent Tirard’s smart and sophisticated arthouse comedy, The Speech.  The festival, which started Nov. 4th reeled out 200 films from over 40 countries in over 350 screenings. Film talent attended f...

Philipp Kreuzer is the new chairman of the German Films supervisory board

The supervisory board of German Films elected its new chairman on 15 November. Producer Peter Herrmann, who had held the office since 2015, is succeeded by Philipp Kreuzer, producer and CEO of maze pictures and member of the German Producers Association. Kreuzer was previously appointed to the supervisory board by the shareholders' meeting. Simone Baumann, managing director of German Films: "With the election of Philipp Kreuzer, we have not only been able to gain a new chairman of th...

Fest director Nora Armani leaps Back on the Couch to take fans on a magical journey of self-discovery

Back on the Couch with Nora Armani presented on November 21st, 4:30 PM as part of the 12th UnitedSolo Theatre Festival on Theatre Row in New York City. Nora is SR Socially Relevant Film Festival founder and a regular partne of filmfestivals.com we wish her much success in that new fun enterprise.   Back on the Couch with Nora Armani - UnitedSolo   This funny and poignant tour-de-force, written and performed by Nora Arm...

VIDEO: Mastering The Film Festival Circuit with festival expert Bruno Chatelin

Bruno Chatelin has been entertaining very close links with the festival community in the past 30 years on the circuit , first as marketing director and General manager in France for Sony and Fox (UGC FOX Distribution), then co founder of filmfestivals.com and Major Buzz Factory consulting boutique. Some of his recent interviews. Full Bio. He has struck partnerships with most of the key festivals and markets. Check the most recent ones Cannes, AFM, Venice, Tallinn... Named Advi...

Season 3 jury for Your Script Produced revealed in THR

Bruno Chatelin, filmfestivals.com co founder, returns as jury and partner of Your Script Produced! ...

Matt Tranchin Joins EarthX

EarthX just announced a new Senior Vice President of Impact, Matt Tranchin. He joins the EarthX family with the goal of developing year-round campaigns, partnerships, and programming that establishes Dallas as a global hub of environmental leadership and advocacy, while also amplifying locally-led initiatives. Previously, he served in the Obama Administration as the National Service Liaison in the White House Office of Public Engagement, overseeing outreach to non-profits, foundations, an...

Emmy®-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars®

WILL PACKER TO PRODUCE THE 94TH OSCARS®   THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, 2022, ON ABC   Emmy®-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be his first involvement with the Oscars, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022. “Will is a powerhouse producer who has enjoyed success across all movie genres.  He’s alread...

17 students voted by the Academy as winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards®

  Virtual Program Hosted by Amandla Stenberg, with Pete Docter, Asghar Farhadi, Marielle Heller and Nanfu Wang to Present The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students as winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards® competition.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards in the seven award categories will be presented by Oscar®-winning filmmaker and 1992 Student Academy Award® winner Pete Docter, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and film...

Best for Fests: Hot Money - Cast and Crew

A film by Susan Kucera, from Executive Producers Jim Swift and Jeff Bridges.   ​ CAST & EXPERT SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES   General Wesley Clark retired from the military after 38 years of service in the United States Army. Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring in 2000, he has become an investment banker, businessman, commentator, a...

Best for Fests: Hot Money - Susan Kucera Biography

  Susan Kucera has been working in film since her youth, first as a camera assistant studying the Athabasca Glacier creating educational short films with her father, Glaciologist, Dr.Richard Kucera, for Encyclopedia Britannica Film Corporation, then as a screenwriter and director of documentaries.   She produced, wrote, directed, and filmed Trading on Thin Air starring Nation Magazine’s Alex Cockburn (2009). She wrote, filmed, directed, edited, and co-produced ...
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