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The second edition of Play Poland Film Festival in the UK

In September this year a second edition of the biggest festival of contemporary Polish films will commence in the UK. This is Play Poland Film Festival organised by Polish Art Europe. The event will last for four months, until December 2012. It will take place in Great Britain, Ireland, Norway and Canada. Cinema goers will have the opportunity to see popular Polish movie productions (both full length and short) and exhibitions of the best film posters as well as to participate in meetings with...

Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition 2012 Red Carpet Awards Event in Los Angeles and Austin. Call for Entries.

  A NEW FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE   The Fourth Annual International Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition Offers An Alternative To The Usual Film Festival Fare Many of today’s film festivals have become crowded, impersonal events that follow the same formulaic routines. If celebrities, directors, or casts from movies are present, interactions are very limited, sometimes staged, and offer little or no opportunity for networking or close contact. Wo...

Malatya Film Festival Highlights the Best Films of the Year

2nd Malatya International Film Festival, held from 18th to 24th November 2011, will be screening a special selection of impeccable movies under the title of ‘Panorama’.  Including the Dardenne Brother’s  ‘THE KID WITH A BIKE’ which shared the ‘Grand Jury Prix’ with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ at Cannes this year, the Festival will also be showcasing the critically acclaimed other samples of the World Cinema.   With the support of the Malaty...

Poles Apart Again

Probably the most successful of the still-sustained 'national' film festivals that flourish, with greater and lesser degrees of success in London and around the British Isles (dare I still call them that without fear of political uncorrectness?) is Kinoteka, which celebrated its 9th edition from 24th March to 13th April, 2011.(Since the German Film Weeks are now but a fond memory, this Polish filmic-extravaganza now surely takes the crown, in the face of all kinds of film 'festivals' that vie...

Introducing our new partner, AESTHETICA MAGAZINE

CALL FOR ENTRIES: AESTHETICA SHORT FILM COMPETITION The Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2011 is now open for entries! It’s a fantastic opportunity to get your work broadcast to a wider audience and Aesthetica are keen to see entries from both new and established filmmakers who are driving short film forward. The winning film receives a fantastic prize package including: ~ £500 prize money ~ Screenings at film festivals across the UK, including Rushes Soho Shor...

Amanar Tamasheq

Director: Lluis Escartín.
A man walks into the desert. A man lives with the Tuareg. A man listens to another man, and this one asks the other to film everything he finds. To film it and spread the word beyond the dunes. Film everything, even if he does not understand. Film it, even if what’s most important remains invisible.

Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

2011 Festival to Present 88 Feature-Length and 61 Short Films April 20 - May 1    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   TFF organizers this year have streamli...

10th Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan. TFF organizers this year have streamlined the Festival's format, which is now comprised of two competition sections, World Narra...


photo © Roc Herms by Marc Rickenbach Argentinian artist Sebastián Litmanovich is the sort of guy that can’t seem to stay still…creatively speaking. At any given time he is involved in several projects, putting his many talents that span different mediums to good use. While performing or releasing his loveable Spanish-language indie pop, he goes by the name Cineplexx under which he has released no less than three full length albums, countless remix EPs and just as man...


My goodness its cold here - I feel like I'm in the North Pole. I personally hate this weather, in fact mid-Wales was the coldest place in the UK at the weekend; -17 on Saturday night... Anyway, what this means though is that those old cinemas with no air con are nice and warm and whilst I was in Glasgow on business at the weekend I had some free time to chill and watch a film in one of these types of cinemas. I had the choice between Unstoppable and Machete. You'd probably think that...

Edinburgh fest Chair steps down due to growing international commitments.

It was announced today that EIFF Chair Iain Smith has made the decision to leave the board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.Smith joined the board in 2007 and took the leading position of Chair in 2008. He has been instrumental in guiding the film festival during a growth period following the UK Film Council’s investment in 2008. He has played a crucial role in shaping the Festival; bringing technology and digital initiatives to the forefront.Iain Smith said: “My growing commit...

Films competing at san Sebastian

Directors Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Peter Mullan and Victoria Galardi will compete for the first time at San Sebastian Festival alongside John Sayles, Raúl Ruiz and Daoud Aoulad-Syad, all repeat contenders for the Golden Shell.The Japanese moviemaker Naomi Kawase will present Genpin. Kawase won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes with Moe no Suzako (1997) and was the first woman to win the Special Jury Prize in Cannes in 2007 for Mogari no More (The Mourning Forest). The British director, screenwriter...

Edinburgh Film Festival will open with Chomet's magical animated feature film The illusionist

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that Sylvain Chomet's magical animated feature film THE ILLUSIONIST will be the Opening Gala at this year's Festival, which runs from 16 - 27 June 2010. Released in the UK by Warner Bros. Pictures UK on behalf of Pathe, THE ILLUSIONIST is directed, adapted and designed by Academy Award® nominee Sylvain Chomet (THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE / BELLEVILLE RENDEZVOUS), from the original script by comedy genius and French cinema l...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: ENTWINED

.   Actress Barbara Wilson and director Reeve Nixon on the set of ‘Entwined.’  ‘Entwined’ is about an elderly lady forced to confront her fears of living and dying with regrets as she spends the night trapped in a Victorian whirligig. We talk to British director Reeve Nixon about old age and gambling with the weather when shooting a film outdoors in Scotland.   By Mairi Cunningham    Q: First off, tell me a bit about your film. Correct me if ...

NEWSLETTER N° 446: December 23, 2009

.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 446: December 23, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS...

Highlights on the 6th Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland with style

Glasgow Film Festival 18 - 28 February 2010 Supported by Glasgow: Scotland with style   The 6th GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL will run from February 18th  - 28th   2010 in venues throughout the city. The festival is the fastest-growing film event in the UK, attracting audiences of almost 30,000 in 2009 when it played host to a bumper crop of European and UK premieres including In The Loop, Last Chance Harvey, Gran Torino and Marley and Me. A multi-venue, multi-partnership event e...

Discovery Film Festival: Scotland's International Film Festival for Young Audiences

Discovery Film Festival is Scotland's leading film festival for young audiences.

2009 dates: 20th October - 1st November

2010 dates: TBC 16th - 30th October

Discovery screens new international film made for, or relevant to, young people aged 3 to 21. From non-dialogue animation for little ones, to challenging coming of age films and anime for older audiences. We screen approximately 30 films over 10 days.

We have a small section for films made by young people, under 18s based in Scotland, called the Discovery Youth Screen Award. However, the main programme are films by professional filmmakers, the best international films for young audiences from the past year, including UK premieres of award winners such as Crystal Bear winner It's Not Me, I Swear.

We have a large education programme for schools, featuring films with teaching resources and links to the curriculum.

Discovery takes place at the DCA and at partner venues across Scotland including Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow GFT, and Inverness Eden Court.

To submit a film email a summary or web link to and we will request screeners if the films look suitable.



Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 15

This morning I decided to look out the drapes and check my watch when I woke up. It was 5:30am and already getting light. Any further north and I suspect it would be the gloaming, when the darkest part of night remains twilight. Breakfast was again superb, this time with an added sausage. Chris need to run an errand, so he dropped me off at Sorbie Tower to wander around. It was quiet except for the birds; it smelled of fresh rain and wild garlic (or onions - they both look the same to me)...

Sheffield Doc/Fest initiative for younger filmmakers on 4Talent website

Sheffield International Documentary Festival (Sheffield Doc/Fest) and 4Talent are once again giving young people the opportunity to gain a fantastic insight into the documentary industry. The Sheffield Doc/Fest Youth Jury 2009 is open to entries from young people age 16-21 via the 4Talent website. Heather Croall, Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, said: “We are looking for people with the confidence to stand up and make themselves heard, and who aren’t afraid to shout about what they think. A...

Celtic Film And Television Festival (falmouth, Cornwall, Uk)

The CF&TV Festival’s aim is to organise an annual international event celebrating and promoting the cultures and languages of the Celtic countries and regions, developing and rewarding quality, originality and achievement on screen and in broadcasting.

French Film Festival Uk

Held in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling, Birmingham, Warwick, and Cardiff. The only film festival in the UK dedicated exclusively to French cinema.

Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference

The programme for the third Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference (EIFAC), to be held on 26-27 March 2009, has been finalised and places are booking up fast.EIFAC brings the latest research into film audiences to Edinburgh. The event will be truly international: it includes contributors from across Europe, and even from down under, talking about audiences from Nairn to Taipei.Papers cover individual films and entire film festivals, the past and the future, babies to baby boomers - bu...

David Lean Season at the Irish Film Institute

Undeniably one of cinema’s master storytellers and an inspiration to generations of filmmakers, the Irish Film Institute is proud to announce a two-part retrospective of the work of David Lean. The sixteen films showing throughout July and August demonstrate his achievements as a chronicler of the British imagination and as one of the greatest creators of cinematic epic in film history.In a BFI poll of the 100 best British films of the century, David Lean had 3 in the Top 5, Brief Encounter, L...

Interview with Maestro director Josell Ramos

MAESTRO is a historical documentary film based on the underground dance music scene in New York City during the late 1960's through the 1980's. It was a precursor to the disco phenomenon which resulted into movie blockbusters such as "Saturday Night Fever" in 1977, and "54" in 1998. The documentary begins with the history of same sex dancing after the Stonewall riots in 1969. Same sex dancing gave a whole new meaning to freedom of expression through the art of dancing. A freedom that was unaffec...

An Interview with “MAESTRO” Filmmaker Josell Ramos

By Maria Esteves - March 18, 2004 MAESTRO documentary film written/produced/directed by Josell Ramos premiered at the Quad Cinema, New York, March 12-25, 2004. The historical film depicts the real story behind the dance music culture that gave birth to the disco phenomenon in New York City during the late 1960's through 1980's. Director Ramos, 32, who lives and work in New York was born in Cuba. At 14, he got his first 35mm still camera and learned the fundamentals of photography. He's an MBA...