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Toby Kebbell to play twin brothers in sci-fi 'Extrasensory'

  Toby Kebbell has been cast as twin brothers in sci-fi film Extrasensory from Genesius Pictures.  Lesley Manning directs from an original screenplay by Bafta-winning writer Stephen Volk.  The duo worked together on Ghostwatch, the infamous drama-mockumentary presented by Michael Parkinson that received over 30,000 complaints when it aired on BBC1 in 1992. Kebbell plays twin brot...

Octavia Spencer to join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in A KID LIKE JAKE 

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  That’s Wonderful Productions announced today that Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the drama A Kid Like Jake.  Priyanka Chopra, National Board of Review Award Winner Ann Dowd and Michaela Watkins are in negotiations to join the film as well.  Based on Daniel Pearle’s celebrated Lincoln Center play, A Kid Like Jake was adapted for the big screen by Daniel Pearle and will be directed by Silas Howard, an award-winning fe...

Film Festivals Directors Annual Wine Tasting Party in Cannes

Filmfestivals.com: Bruno Chatelin, Animaze Festival: Laurie Gordon and The Estonian Film Institute request the pleasure of your company at our Annual Film Festivals Directors Wine Tasting Party in Cannes. May 24, 2017  5-7pm at Estonian Pavilion Village International.   You are cordially invited to reconnect and network at the Annual Festival Organizers Wine Tasting reception. Filmfestivals.com has established this fun networking event 10 years ago and has enjoyed the company of s...

Finnish Film Affair alumni in Cannes

    The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki by Juho Kuosmanen     You will be able to spot and watch several FFA alumni films at Marché du Film this year. We are proud to share some of them here with you: Tom of Finland by Dome Karukoski that had its international premieres in Göteborg and Tribeca (sales by Protagonist Pictures), The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki by Juho ...

UNITED IN DIVERSITY - The first 30 years of the European Film Academy and the European Film Awards

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Upon invitation by the Creative Europe MEDIA Sub-Programme of the EU, the European Film Academy will hold a presentation with EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland in Cannes Sunday, 21 May at 17.30 hrs UNITED IN DIVERSITY - The first 30 years of the European Film Academy and the European Film Awards @ Creative Europe MEDIA stand, International Village, European Pavilion 121 (Cannes)   ...

Changes in NFB Distribution Team

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 NFB has recently made some minor changes in the composition of its sales management team.  As of April 21, 2017, our Head of Distribution and Market Development, Mr. Lorne Price, has left the NFB following more than thirteen years of loyal service. Due to the current economic climate and falling licence fees for niche documentaries, Mr. Price will not be replaced. His duties will be assumed by branch director, Mr. James Roberts. The other members of the sales team, Mr. Louis-Charles M...

Game of Thrones' actress Tara Fitzgerald attached to female driven film "Deirdre of the Sorrows".

       "Deirdre" by British female director Jo Southwell is a tale inspired by Irish folklore. Actress Tara Fitzgerald is attached to the feature adaptation.        Henley based production company Aston Productions is proud to announce that their latest award-winning short film “Deirdre”, written and directed by J...

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) returns to Cannes with 4 initiatives

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Presents, with the Marché Du Film, its Second Annual Doc Corner Event Focusing on the Enduring Plight of Refugees and Migrants.& Brings Filmmakers from Bangladesh, Mongolia & UK To Participate in The Producers Network & Workshop of the Marché Du Film At The 70th Cannes Film Festival   The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) returns for this year’s 70th Cannes Film Festival (17-2...

PODCAST -- Join Arthur Kanegis on Humanity's Team 9 AM PDT

        Please join us on Thursday, May 11th at 9 am Los Angeles, CA (PDT) for an in-depth look at how we can help change our planet’s susceptibility to war.  Rese...

Last days to save! Register for Winston Baker events with code FEST21 thru May 15 – join iQIYI, Fox, RatPac, IMAX and more!

Save the Date for Cannes: Register with FEST21 by May 15 at www.filmfinanceforum.com/register. On May 19th, join us at the 8th Annual International Film Finance Forum at the Carlton InterContinental Hotel. For more details, view our program. State of the Industry:  Keynote Conversation with Brett Ratner  Brett Ratner has garnered critical acclaim and box office success as a director, producer and financier. He is one ...

2 time Oscar nominee DOP Ed Lachman conference confirmed at FEST - Training Ground!

    This will be an absolutely unique opportunity for participants to learn about cinematography with one of the best! At FEST - Training Ground, during 6 days (20th to 25th of June), you get to learn about film from the best professionals of the 7th art in a casual and network-prone atmosphere, and staying in one of the best seaside locations in Portugal at the start of the summer. Secure your place now: week long all-access passes cost 69€ and pass+accommodation package...

Honorary Award for Bruno Bozzetto ("Signor Rossi") Appreciation to an animator, humorist and humanist

  He is one of the great animation artists of the last decades, his figure "Mister Rossi" belongs to the cultural heritage and has inspired a whole generation: The honorary "trickstar"-Award of Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is given to the Italian animation artist and legend Bruno Bozzetto. As part of the award ceremony on 7 May, American animator and cartoonist Bill Plympton, in his laudatio Bozzetto's work and social commitment...

Heavy Hitters Panels featured at the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival

  Web Series Superstar Panel and Masters Technology Panel   June 6, 7, 8 at The Landmark Theater The New Media Film Festival has always been on the cutting edge of filmmaking and this year will be spectacular.  They are bringing in the heavy hitters with superstars and masters for their Web Series and Technology Panels. The 8th Annual New Media Film Festival is happening June 6, 7, 8, 2017 at The Landmark Theater, 10850 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA...

Spanish Violinist/Actress Rebeca Nuez To Perform at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards

Spanish actress and violinist Rebeca Nuez will be introduced to Cannes audiences this year in both musical and acting roles. The classically trained musician was invited to perform at the prestigious Cannes Fashion and Short Film Awards, scheduled for May 20th at the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel. Nuez will also make her debut at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film, cast in major roles in “In Search of the Miraculous,” “House of Deaths” and “...

Jeff Bridges and Diane Lane to Star in Untitled Reed Morano Project for EMJAG Productions and Bankside Films

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Bankside Films announced today that Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will star in the Untitled Project (formerly known as First Chair), to be directed by Reed Morano, who is currently receiving rave reviews for her work as the Director / EP of the pilot and episodes 2 & 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu.  Script was written by Academy Award nominee Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right).  Film marks the first film developed by Bankside ...

Kosovo Cinematography Center at Cannes International Film Festival 2017

  Kosovo Cinematography Center together with Albanian National Center of Cinematography will be present at International Village Pantiero no. 212 from 17 – 26 May 2017. In the last five years, Kosovo’s film industry has had a transcendental development. During these years Kosovo Cinematography Center has supported approximately 100 films in different categories and has had numerous collaborations with many other countries. Our film industry has had enormous achievements wit...

Julius Ponten: Dutch Producer on the Move, Cannes 2017

  Julius Ponten Julius Ponten, co-founder of New Amsterdam Film Company, will represent The Netherlands as Producer on the Move at the Cannes International Film Festival (May 17 - 28). Ponten quickly established his production credentials with the brilliant and uncompromising feature films Wolf (Jim Taihuttu, 2013) and Rabat (Jim Taihuttu and Victor D. Ponten, 2011) and a series of award-winning documentaries and shorts. He is currently producing the first feature under the New Ams...

'Hugo Villa Appointed as the new director of Los Cabos International Film Festival

  Hugo Villa Smythe has more than 30 years of experience in the filmmaking industry and is renowned for his work as producer, cinematographer, production advisor and government officer has been appointed by the board of Los Cabos Arte y Cultura...

Christina Aguilera, Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux casted in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance ZOE, by Drake Doremus

Christina Aguilera (Burlesque, ABC’s Nashville), Theo James (The Secret Scripture, Divergent series), Rashida Jones (The Social Network, Angie Tribeca) and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings film franchise, Showtime’s Homeland) have joined Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Beauty and the Beast, Fargo, Miles Ahead) and Léa Seydoux (Spectre, The Grand Budapest Hotel) in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance ZOE, to be directed by Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Breath In), it w...

Route One Adds Fisher Stevens to Direct Blacklist Script PALMER

Acclaimed director and producer Fisher Stevens has signed on to direct the heartfelt drama Palmer, it was announced today by Route One Entertainment CEO and producer on the project Russell Levine. Stevens recently co-directed the Cannes 2016 Official Selection and HBO Documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. He also directed National Geographic’s critically acclaimed Before the Flood, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2008, he won the Independent Spirit Award...

Grace Helbig to star in Trey Fanjoy's SOMETHING IN THE WATER / Miranda Lambert signs on as Executive Music Producer

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LOionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Bleecker Street Entertainment announced today that online comedy sensation Grace Helbig will star in Trey Fanjoy’s Something In the Water and award-winning country recording star Miranda Lambert will serve as Executive Music Producer. The film is the latest to be produced by Lionsgate as part of its digital film and television initiatives starring leading YouTube influencers.   A friendship comedy set in the South, the film centers...

EFP presents the 18th edition of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE

  EFP (European Film Promotion) and its member organisations have again selected 20 of the most promising up-and-coming European producers to take part in EFP's high-profile networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes Film Festival (May 17 - 28, 2017). During the five-day event between May 19 and 23, the exclusive group will enjoy a tailor-made programme of roundtable pitching sessions, 1:1 speed dating, case studies, including one in co-operation with the pan...

“Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” by P.K.Nair = An indispensable book for anybody who considers cinema as an art form.

“Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” by P.K.Nair = An indispensable book for anybody who considers cinema as an art form which needs to be preserved at all costs.                              © Mr.Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) “Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” has been penned by one of world’s foremost authority on film archiv...

Filmography & Resume Hassan AKHONDPOOR

  Producer and director of the feature film “The City that never sleeps” ·      Will be screened in Iranian cinema and is winner of several foreign film festivals.   Director of the feature film “Angel's Savation" - "Fereshteh, daughter of ahmad” ·      11 nominations in multiple categories of Jasmine International Film Festival - Winner of Best Writing, Best Production Design a...
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