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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...

VIDEO Zurich Summit Panel: The Future of Film Festivals and Film Markets

    The Zurich Summit 2020 is the first conference since the lockdown where the leaders of the film industry meet again physically to discuss how the industry will continue in the Covid age. Never has the urge to exchange ideas been bigger. The boutique conference gathers a top-class line-up of international film producers, sales executives and creators in film, TV and entertainment as well as technology entrepreneurs and financiers. It offers a smart mix of knowledge transfer and ...

BKK DOC Original Award print signed by the artist

                                            The BKK DOC 2020 STEPHFF AWARDS The nominated and the awarded documentaries will have the opportunity to access a dedicated audience online (vod), and offline during the Festival to be held in Bangkok at the prestigious Goethe Institut Bangkok in December. Awarded projects will be entitled to receive the Prest...

Romanian Film Development joins EFP

  European Film Promotion (EFP) welcomes the non-profit association Romanian Film Development (ADFR - Ascociatia de Dezvoltare A Filmului Romanesc) as its 38th member organisation and successor to Romanian Film Promotion. "We are so thrilled to be part of the EFP family!" states Laura Mușat, founder of ADFR. "Romanian cinema is one of the most acclaimed within Europe, so it’s quite exciting to be back here. We want to keep contributing to our local cinema industry, a...

Join Bruno Chatelin in the panel "Films and festivals with filmfestivals.com and fest directors from around the world"

  The panel tool place this Saturday 12th décembre at 16hPM   paris time Films and festival in the world during and after Covid 19 ? Documentary films and their circulations , their presentations …what is the world after? http://apresvaran.org/2020/12/films-and-festivals-des-films-dans-les-festivals-carte-blanche-a-filmfestivals-com/ http://apresvaran.org/2020/12/films-and-festivals-with-filmfestivals-com-and-directors-of-french-and-international-festi...

A new dream team to produce the 93rd Oscars

    JESSE COLLINS, STACEY SHER AND STEVEN SODERBERGH TO PRODUCE THE 93RD OSCARS Emmy®-nominated producer Jesse Collins, Oscar®-nominated producer Stacey Sher and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh will produce the 93rd Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be their first involvement with the Oscars, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, April 25, 2021. “The upcoming Oscars is the perfect...

AVIA Announces New Board Members and New Board Chair for 2021

Following the recent Annual General Meeting of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA), four new members have joined the Board of AVIA and a new Chairman has been elected. The new Chairman and board members are from across the spectrum of the video industry, both geographically and functionally, and include heads of content companies as well as telecommunications leaders. The AVIA board will be led by a new Chairman with the election of Clement Schwebig, H...

Meet the 2 new programmers at Tribeca Fest José F. Rodriguez and Karen McMullen

Tribeca Film Festival has officially brought on two new programmers, José F. Rodriguez and Karen McMullen, joining festival director and VP of programming Cara Cusumano for their 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.    Rodriguez comes from the documentary space, formerly Director of Documentary Programs at TFI Network. McMullen previously held positions as Head of Programming at TIDE Festival, the Lead Curator for the New Voices in Black Cinema Film...

VIDEO KEYNOTE IFP's 'A Conversation on Creativity w. Sharon Mashihi + Josephine Decker'

How do you stay artful with the art you create in the entertainment industry? Join us for a conversation between Sharon Mashihi, creator of the ever unique and intriguing podcast APPEARANCES and Jospehine Decker, director of MADELINE’S MADELINE and SHIRLEY, as they discuss the particularities of their own creative processes. Whether you’re interested in starting your own podcast or have questions on how to better your creative process, Sharon and Josephine will provide some unconve...

Sunday panel on Arts and film

The panel will be an occasion to celebrate Art and Culture with some amazing talents in attendance: introducing to our panel : Nadia Jiménez, Alfredo Salazar, Patricia Ércole, Óscar Álvarez and Víctor Ogliastri. Featuring an introduction of filmfestivals.com by Bruno Chatelin   Day: December 13 Time: from 10:00 a.m. Colombia ...

VIDEO Interview with George Pullar Lead cast Rock Moon for Monday BIFF 2020 Closing Film

Set in Sydney, 1999, after an unlikely encounter at a train station, Monday, a young terminally ill girl with an incurable virus befriends a fugitive teenage boy and they travel to visit a ‘moon rock’ that Monday believes will heal her. This is a high stakes road movie with Monday transforms a journey of survival to an adventure of growing and discovery meeting a bunch of quirky characters on the way. A stylish, beautiful, heart-felt tale of a young girl on an adventure of a lifet...

Good bye letter from Julia Sinkevych leaving Odesa International Film Festival

Time to say goodbye! Dear friends and colleagues!   From December 2020 I am leaving Odesa International Film Festival! It's been great and complex 10 years, when together with the team I was doing what I love and what I belive in! This is the only way to create a masterpiece and the only way to create a miracle! In times of war, in times of pandemic crisis - OIFF survived and became even more important and strong! But everything has it's own life cycle and for me this l...

VIDEO: Katharine “Kat” Kramer sings to celebrate Lily Tomlin on the New HMP Celebrity Showcase on YouTube

When actress Katharine "Kat" Kramer made her debut on Richard Skipper Celebrates podcast this past Saturday, she announced that she would be featured in the first episode on the new YouTube channel that HMP Celebrity Showcase has just launched. The Hollywood Media Professionals (formerly Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters) Celebrity Showcase premiered on YouTube this past Sunday, December 6th, and honored multi-award-winning actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin. HMP CELEBRITY SHOWCASE is a ...

Indie Entertainment Showcase and online panel during Sundance 2021

  Click Play to Watch The Event!  Kultura PR and Cloud 21 recently held the 3rd Annual Production Without Borders event. An incredible success, the event, that garnered over 3,500 views, featured Yasmine Al Massri (Quantico, Refugee, Caramel, Miral), Larry Kasanoff (Threshold Entertainment Group, Mortal Kombat, Terminator 2), Christina Rose (MirrorWater Entertainment), directing duo Jason Greer and Vanessa Cicarelli (Birdy &...

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