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Background and Perspectives on Film Festival Consulting for your films

Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

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LATC Announces New International Opportunities in Los Angeles for Audiovisual Industry Professionals @ AFM

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  This year, in addition to its traditional and updated Global Film & TV Program in Los Angeles, the Latin American Training Center announces a new International Representation Office at the American Film Market-AFM, the world’s most prestigious audiovisual market. The LATC Representation Office will offer huge international visibility for films, documentaries, TV series and projects in development seeking sales, licensing, distribution and coproduction at the AFM, wh...

Submit to Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

    July 19 – 29, 2019 Three times now, The Melbourne Doc Fest has been rated as a Top 100 Film Festival on FilmFreeway and has consistently been ranked in the top 2% of the over 6,000 film festival in the world over the last 3 years. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently rated as the Documentary Film Festival of the Year (2018) by FilmDaily.  https://filmdaily.co/craft/best-documentary-film-festivals-in-the-world/ The Melbourne Documentary Film...

Submissions open for the Julien Dubuque Film Festival

The festival will run April 24 – 28, 2019 We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via Withoutabox, or contact us for more information.   October 8, 2018 : Earlybird Deadline  / January 14, 2019 Regular Deadline / February 3, 2019 Late Deadline / February 23, 2019 Extended Deadline / Email I  467 Bluff Street Dubuque, IA 52001 United States&...

Bond by numbers

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Everybody has their favourite 007. But have you ever wondered which Bond was the deadliest assassin, who was the biggest drinker, and which one had the most success with the ladies? Bond in Numbers breaks down all 24 films in the franchise to reveal a range of fascinating facts – from box-office performance to the most-popular theme songs, through cars, gadgets, classic catchphrases and much more. Check out Betway’s guide below and enjoy our secret service. The results will leave...

At 75, IPTA continues its tradition of rewarding drama talent

At 75, IPTA continues its tradition of rewarding drama talent Three milestones were established this year by the Indian Peoples Theatre Association (IPTA): firstly, it turned 75, secondly, 2018 marks the 100th birth anniversary of one of its pillars, the poet Kaifi Azmi, and thirdly, its annual Inter-College Dramatic Competition (ICDC) entered its 47th year, having begun in 1972. The Competition awards the best of talent in Mumbai colleges, for plays in Hindi/Urdu or the symbiotic language, H...

The best makeup ideas for your film or any other special occasions

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  Makeup makes up for a huge part of any girl’s life. For most of the women, no look is complete without makeup. Hence we have brought to you some ideas about easy makeup looks that you can use at different occasions in your life. ●       Everyday Simple Makeup Ideas Most of the women do not want to wear heavy makeup on the everyday bases. Hence it is better to keep the makeup light in a way that it makes you look fresh but does not have to be t...

Zheng Kai (aka Ryan Zheng) Attends TIFF with 'SHADOW' (2018)

Zheng Kai (aka Ryan Zheng)   Zheng Kai aka Ryan Zheng is a fast-emerging Chinese actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur. A frequent collaborator of Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA Award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou, Zheng appeared in The Great Wall opposite Matt Damon and will next appear in the highly anticipated Shadow, which is set to premiere at the upcoming 2018 Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.   A box-office powerhouse in his native China,...

Von Trotta's SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN (2018) - North American Premiere at TIFF

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  Oscilloscope Laboratories Presents   SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN   Directed by MARGARETHE VON TROTTA Co-directors: FELIX MOELLER and BETTINA BÖHLER   Oscilloscope Laboratories will release Searching for Ingmar Bergman, Margarethe von Trotta’s unabashed valentine to the director who inspired her to become a filmmaker. The film, which had its World Premiere in Cannes, is set to open in NYC (before opening in LA & other cities) on November 2nd, 2018, a...

Netflix's 'HOLD THE DARK' Holds World Premiere @ TIFF

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  World Premiere of Netflix’s HOLD THE DARK at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival The film stars Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale, Riley Keough, Julian Black Antelope, Director Jeremy Saulnier, Writer Macon Blair, and Producers Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder, Eva Maria Daniels, Neil Kopp, and Anish Savjani. SYNOPSIS Retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core (JEFFREY WRIGHT) journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at t...

Wild Bunch Handles Worldwide Sales on TIFF title 'CITIES OF LAST THINGS' @ by Director Ho Wi Ding

WILD BUNCH HANDLES WORLDWIDE SALES ON DIRECTOR HO WI DING’S ‘CITIES OF LAST THINGS’ AT TORONTO   TIFF title world premiered on Saturday, September 8th in the Platform section; Wild Bunch to handle international territories excluding Taiwan, France and most of Asia   International sales company Wild Bunch is handling worldwide sales for Ho Wi Ding’s CITIES OF LAST THINGS, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Platform section on ...

COLETTE (2018) Starring Keira Knightley, Directed by Wash Westmoreland @ TIFF

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 COLETTE IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 Directed by | Wash Westmoreland Written by | Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz Starring | Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to gh...

“Production Without Borders” Featuring Top International Entertainment Executives Set for Santa Monica in November

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 on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA (1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401). The by-invitation only event will host a panel featuring the top names in the industry, including: Michael Benaroya, Founder, International Film Trust Michael Benaroya is a producer and...

MOUTHPIECE (2018) Written and Directed by Patricia Rozema @ TIFF

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    MOUTHPIECE Written and Directed by Patricia Rozema Co-Written by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken Starring Norah Sadava, Amy Nostbakken and Maev Beaty 2018 TIFF | SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS | WORLD PREMIERE  MOUTHPIECE is a powerful, amusing and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood a fiercely independent millennial woman. Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of he...

Annabel Jankel's TELL IT TO THE BEES (2018) World Premiere at TIFF

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  TELL IT TO THE BEES ***World Premiere in Special Presentations Category at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival*** Starring: Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger Emun Elliott, Steven Robertson, Lauren Lyle, Gregor Selkirk, Kate Dickie Directed by: Annabel Jankel Written by: Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth Based on the novel by: Fiona Shaw Dr. Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-...

TIFF 2018 Premiere of "Feathers" Directed by A.V. Rockwell

Written and Directed by A.V. Rockwell     Synopsis: Elizier, a new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School For Boys, must overcome the memories of a tragic past in order to tackle larger issues dominating his young life: How must it feel to grow up in the world, under the constant implication that your life does not matter? To know that the whole world could watch you die, yet nothing would be done about it? In this poetic and lush drama, A.V. Rockwell creates an allegorical lov...

World Premiere of Amazon Studios’ HOMECOMING at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Photo credit: George Pimentel WireImage Getty for TIFF The ultimate movie star, Julia Roberts arrived at TIFF for the world premiere of her television series Homecoming at Ryerson theatre. The Homecoming P&I screening is on September 10 at 9am at Scotiabank theatre.   Executive Producer and Star Julia Roberts,Executive Producer and Director Sam Esmail,Executive Producers and Co-Creators Eli Horowitzand Micah Bloomberg, and stars Stephan James, Jer...

TIFF Eurimages’ Audentia Award Awarded to Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s FIG TREE

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Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s FIG TREE awarded the TIFF Eurimages’ Audentia Award. Official announcement below.   Please scroll down for film details. ...

Short Short Story Film Festival 2018 - call for entries

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes in its 12th year.  There is no fee to submit. Click here for more information: http://www.mergingartsproductions.com/Film/SSS/Submissions.aspx ...

To be streamed, or not to be streamed? That is the question

    It’s not just about getting your film on a screen, it’s about projecting messages that matter.     At the Zurich Summit, hear from leading visionaries including Jonathan King and Jennifer Fox, who have mastered the art of impactful storytelling. As the President of Narrative Film and Television at Participant Media, Jonathan King is driven by the company’s mission to prov...

FLiCKERFEST 2019 Entries Now Open!

Do you have an awesome short film the world should see? Flickerfest, Australia's leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised International Short Film Festival, is calling for entries for its 2019 Festival, to be held 11-20 January 2019 at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. Now in its 28th year, Flickerfest is dedicated to showcasing the very best short films from Australia and around the world from live action to documentaries and animation. There are four Academy-qualifying compet...

2018 AFM Conferences Program Previews

AFM Conferences provide attendees with knowledge and insights from industry thought leaders, decision makers and experts. Access with a ticket or one of the following badges: Industry Plus, Executive Plus, Platinum or Buyer Plus.         The Global Perspective Friday, November 2     |     9:15am – 12:45pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fair...

What the Data Says: Producing Low-Budget Comedies

Making people laugh is a difficult art so we searched for common factors behind successful comedies. We learned that successful comedies aren’t dependent on a particular budget – making it a bit easier for independent filmmakers. See the full report at AmericanFilmMarket.com/what-the-data-says-producing-low-budget-comedies.   What the Data Says: Producing Low-Budget Comedies In previous articles in this series, we’ve looked at wha...
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