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Screening February 23rd - Fantasporto opening

Anna Karenina Vronsky's story will open the festival gala ceremony, Karen Shakhnazarov, director, attending the Rivoli Presentation.  Karen Shakhnazarov is a Russian director, producer and screenwriter born in July 1952 in Krasnodar, the son of a politician of Armenian origin and a Russian lady. He has a wide-ranging filmography, including the films "White Tiger", 2012, Russia's Oscar nominee for best foreign film that year, "Palata N ° 6" (20...

Call for Entries - 9FilmFest 2018

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Call for Entries - 9FilmFest 2018 :) Celebrating 9Fest's 6th year, 9FilmFest will be held in Bangkok, 30 -31 May 2018 at the Brand New Cinema Oasis Theatre!  And this special year, 9Fest partners with Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Indy Shorts) presented by Heartland Film. This Thai and American collaboration, gives filmmakers the chance to screen their films in Thailand and America.  After 9Fest (30-31 May) our partnership will package a 9Fest Program at Indy Shorts to...

The Dailies from 38th Fantasporto Volume 1

Filmfestivals.com retuns as the official Media Partner of Fantasporto.  OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2018 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making.  38th edition of the Festival to be celebrated from February 20 to March 4, 2018. ONLINE CATALOG   Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here  Video Gallery Fantasporto 2018  Fantasporto 2017&n...

Special screening of Chimera February 24 at 9.15

JOIN US FOR DRINKS before the screening  Screening at Rivoli 9.15 pm with a raffle for spectators: enter a chance to win a vintage port. A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish. Imagine a world without aging, injury, disease or death. Quint’s obsesson with this utopian dream pushes him t...

Back with Bears Volume 8 and Video Highlights

Berlinale Newsletters 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I 7 I Animation in Focus I FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                          Advertise in our Berlin WRAP Newsletter from 200€ email us for a quote     SummerHill Entertainment Thrills and Chills at EFM   At Summer Hill...

Fantoche 2018 - Call for Entries

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Fantoche searches for the best animated short films from all over the world every year. Animated shorts of all kind and techniques are eligible for Fantoche’s 2018 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2017 and last no longer than 40 minutes. Submission is free of charge and will close on 18 May 2018. You can submit either via FilmFreeway or by sending the excel template (see downloads) to film@fantoche.ch. Dear filmmakers, please submit your new an...

Wangdrak’s Rain Boots World Premiere at the 68th Berlinale

Wangdrak’s Rain Boots, directed by Lhapal Gyal, premiered on Feb. 21st at 10am Berlin local time.   Wangdrak’s Rain Boots is Lhapal Gyal’s debut feature film; alongside renowned director Pema Tseden, who executive produces. Wangdrak’s Rain Boots is selected in the Generation of 68th Berlinale, the only Chinese film in this category as well as the only Chinese candidate for Crystal Bear Award of Generation. Wangdrak’s Rain Boots is based...

Javier Angulo invites filmfestivals.com to Valladolid 63rd edition

VALLADOLID INTL FILM FESTIVAL 63rd edition to run 20th - 28th OCTOBER, 2018 ) Director Javier Angulo talked to filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin during a Norwegian film reception at the famous Oxymorron restaurant... where he met legendary actor Stellan Skarsgård.     ...

Doggie Animation film opens fest as Kosslick reels from criticism

by Alex Deleon for filmfestivals.com Wes Anderson Press  conference: L - R, Greta Gerwig, Bryan Cranston, Anderson and a Japanese actress. The first all star event of the 68th Berlin Film Festival (Brrlinale) was the overpopulated press conference for the opening film, Wes Anderson's full length animation "Isle of Dogs". This was the first time I have ever seen the long press conference table full from one end to the other with overflow ~ at least one star, Tilda Swinto...

Ice, Review: Life v/s ice, too much too late

Ice, Review: Life v/s ice, too much too late Melancholia guaranteed, but so is good cinema. Ice is a 15-minute Estonian film that has been shown at 28 film festivals so far (correction: 35; update provided by Anna Hints), and won four (five, she says)  prizes too. Harri is a lieutenant colonel in the Estonian army. Divorced, he only sees his ten-year-old son during the school holidays. Harri decides to make up for lost time and take him on a trip to an island where he went with his fath...

Berlin 2018, Week One Kwikk notes: High Expectations with Low results mark first half of fest

By Alex C. Deleon, Filmfestivals.com Romy Schneider look alike Marie Bäumer at Quiberon  Press Conference Watch the Video Though this was obviously not going to be the star powered program we have become accustomed to under flamboyant festival top hat Dieter Kosslick at Berlin (no Clooneys, Decaprios, or their likes in sight this year) the competition program alone had a number of high expectation films, among them, "Three Days at Quiberon", a study of the last ...

Filmmaker from India Manoj Annadurai discusses his next project, and the role of markets like EFM in his pre production works

Meet Manoj Annadurai. His first film Get Happy (a comedy) premiered at Montreal World Festival and won several prizes on the festival circuit. https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/mo... ...

Party with the Portuguese, another FEST success and full house

Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com) toasting like it's pPortugal (Espinoa) with festival organizers: Filipe Pereira (FESTIVAL DIRECTOR) and Fernando Vasquez (FESTIVAL PRODUCER AND PROGRAMMER) PARTY LIKE IT’S PORTUGAL was held with much success at Ballhaus Berlin (Chausseestr. 102 10115 Berlin) on the 20th of February. We enjoyed the best Portuguese wine - courtesy of our partner Niepoort Vinhos. DJ NUNO LOPES brought the action to dance floor - (he is also the ...

Inland Sea director Kazuhiro Soda celebrates Berlinale selection with TriCoast sales team

Wai-chan is one of the last remaining fishermen in Ushimado, a small village in Seto Inland Sea, Japan. At the age of 86, he still fishes alone on a small boat to make his living, dreaming about retirement. Kumi-san is an 84-year-old  villager who wanders around the shore everyday. She believes a social welfare facility “stole” her disabled son to receive subsidy from the government. A “late-stage elderly” Koso-san runs a small seafood store lef...

13th Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival announces first film

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The 13th Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival has announced their first film GHOST STORIES (2017) which has already been hailed as the best British horror in recent years.     In GHOST STORIES, a skeptical professor Philip Goodman investigates three strange cases of ghost sightings that take him on a bone-chilling journey. Based on a popular play, the film was directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Starring Andy Newman with a memorable role from Martin Freeman&n...

Screening today in Fantasporto - February 22nd

Grand Auditorium 17:15 - The Divine Comedy       Toni Venturi - 97'- Bras - Fantasy comedy - CF - v.o.port / leg english. - INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE From Brazil, with all possible tropical grace and super-production budget (from Globo), a story between God (a dark and amusing woman, played by the fabulous Zézé Mota) and a devil desperately looking for customers.   19:15 - Budapest Noir Éva Gárdos- 95'- ...

Guests and Jury arriving to Fantasporto

    Tomorrow, 23rd of February, filmmakers and guests will arrive in Porto.   Karen Shakhnazarov - Director of "Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story" / Career Award 2012 Brian Metcalf-Perdomo - Director "Living Among Us" Thomas Ian Nicholas - Actor "Living Among Us" Ben Chan - Producer "Living Among Us" Maurice Haeems - Director "Chimera" Jay Sitaram - Producer "Chimera" Suzan...

Winners of the 2nd Asian Brilliant Stars were announced on February 21st in Berlin.

YOUTH, the latest film of Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, is the biggest winner of the Award Ceremony.   Screened in the Special Presentations at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Feng Xiaogang’s YOUTH topped the December box office in China with over $157 million (1 billion yuan), ahead of Pixar animation COCO. “Feng employs traditional craftsmanship to draw a sweeping historical canvas with profound human upheavals that mirror virtues and flaws of the Chi...

VIDEO GWFF Best First Feature Award | Meet the Jury | Berlinale 2018

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Winning a prize with a debut film can really kickstart a career, so the GWFF Best First Feature Award is a promise for the future. So let us introduce you to our 2018 Jury Jonas Carpignano, Noa Regev and Călin Peter Netzer. The winner of the GWFF Best First Feature Award will be announced at the Closing Gala on Saturday, February 24, beginning at 7.00 pm in the Berlinale Palast. The award ceremony will also be streamed live on the Berlinale Website. The Berlin...

VIDEO Generation 14plus | Opening | Berlinale 2018

  Since 1978, the Berlinale has devoted a section to children and young people: Generation. In two competitions, Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus, discoveries from state of the art world-cinema and on a par with young people are presented. The most outstanding films are awarded the Crystal Bears and the Prizes of the international Juries. Every year, more than 65.000 visitors attend the screenings in five venues. The premieres of the section take place at the Ha...

VIDEO 2018 European Shooting Stars Gala | Berlinale 2018

Gala for the 2018 European Shooting Stars Franz Rogowski, Irakli Kvirikadze, Jonas Smulders, Matteo Simoni, Matilda De Angelis, Michaela Coel, Alba August, Reka Tenki, Luna Wedler and Eili Harboe. EFP EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, one of EFP's flagship programmes, has placed some of the most promising young actors from all over Europe into the limelight over the past 20 years and proven to be an essential stepping stone for launching their international careers. The most promi...

VIDEO "Only Willem Dafoe can play Christ and anti Christ" (Wim Wenders) during the Honorary Golden Bear Gala | Berlinale 2018

Honorary Golden Bear Gala for Willem Dafoe with the laudatio by film director Wim Wenders.     ...

VIDEO - Ang Panahon ng Halimaw | Press Conference Highlights | Berlinale 2018

Press Conference for Ang Panahon ng Halimaw with director Lav Diaz, Hazel Orencio, Bart Guingona, Bianca Balbuena, Pinky Amador and Shaina Magdayao. ...

Interview with Director Jordan Peele for 'Get Out' (2017)

    Jordan Peele is an actor, writer, producer and director known most for films like 'Keanu' (2016), 'Storks' (2016) and most recently 'Get Out' (2017). While Peele has made a name for himself as an actor and writer for TV and films, he has only recently donned the director's hat with his first feature 'Get Out'. The film makes a comment on the current topics of race issues and politics in America, telling the story of a young African Ameri...

Interview with Clifford Miu for 'Bargain' (2017) at SBIFF

  Director/writer/producer Clifford Miu's short film 'Bargain' (2017) is a bone-chilling paranormal thriller about a young Chinese woman Li who moves to NY to live chic Manhattan style with a birdseye view of the city; but just when she thinks she's living the dream, she realizes she has stepped into someone else's nightmare. The film is a paranormal excalmation point that leaves you wanting more, much more. 'Bargain' screened at the 2018 Santa Barbara Internati...
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