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Call for entries: Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

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The Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival is an inclusive event celebrating diversity in independent film, spotlighting stories of women and the many different cultures around the world. The values of Southern California reflect the diversity of gender, gender identity, and the many different cultures that reside within our region. And independent film has been the driver of change in the Hollywood mainstream, at times influencing and re-shaping the norms of studio and network content...

Call for Entries 2019 | African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival (Milan-Italy)

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2019 29th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival Milan – Italy, 23rd-31st March 2019   Submissions for the 29th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival are now open! It’s now possible to submit films to take part in the next edition of African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, which will take place in Milan (Italy) from 23rd to 31st March 2019. Applying is simple, it only takes two steps: fill in the entry form, after re...

The New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) 2013's Launch Event tomorrow at TC!

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  ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH - GALA NY Premiere The New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will showcase 73 films from 35 countries during its 21st edition, including 35 World, US and NY Premieres between November 29 and December 15, 2013. Several familiar faces are featured in the line-up including Danny Glover, Michael Beach, Alice Walker, Steven Spielberg, Graham Greene, Isaach De Bankolé and Isaiah W...

NDIFF Call for Submissions

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The Nile's Diaspora Intarnational Film Festival is seeking submissions for its Premier edition, which runs from Dec. 8 to Dec 15th, 2012.Features & Short Narratives,Docs, Animationn and Music Videos are all welcome            www.ndiffest.org   ...

La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility

Director: Antoon Cox.
In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial dream come true. The two main protagonists (see picture) mama Jeanne from Congo and Pierre (see picture) from France mount a terril (slag heap) and discover the beauty of their habitat. Comming from the Congo Mama mounts the terril in a typical African dress and high heels. The little mountain reminds her of Congo. At the summit treats the local population to blazed bananas and Chicken Moambe. The party at the summit depicts well the diversity of this town with the Africans to be the latest immigrants after the Italians, the Turks. Towards the end they are all surprised by the resurrection of singer Claude François, the French singing legend who passed away in an accident just a few years after La Louvière's last mine was closed down.

"Covariance" to play the Cape Winelands Film Festival!

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"Covariance" will play the 5th annual Cape Winelands Film Festival in Capetown, South Africa, March 14-24, 2012. This is the sixth festival acceptance for "Covariance" and its second play date in Africa. For more information on the film, including a trailer and behind-the-scenes video, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

Durban International Film Festival

35th DIFF 2014 /  17 - 27 JULY


South Africa’s longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival runs across 12 days at the end of July, presenting over 250 screenings of current films from around the world, with strong focus on South African and African cinema. Screenings take place throughout Durban including township areas where cinemas are non-existent. The festival also runs extensive seminar and workshop programmes to stimulate industry capacity. This Includes the participation of 40 filmmakers from Africa in Talent Campus Durban, a cooperation with the Berlin Film Festival, and the Durban FilmMart, a film financing initiative in partnership with Durban Film Office. DIFF is organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN).

 

Supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), National Film and Video Foundation and other valued funders and partners

 

Superzebraman

Director: HORACI GARCIA, ORIOL FAURA Y JAVIER URTASUN.
SUPERZEBRAMAN, a documentary about how to make the first Spanish Nigerian production of the history without having a clue. The scene: Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry that produces the largest number of films in the world, over the powerful Hollywood and Bollywood industries. A concept of the cinema in which the movies are rolled in two weeks and for less than 20.000 dollars, accessibly a priori and which Javier Urtasun believed attainable. The thing is that this special look to the seventh art definitively is a world full of possibilities, or at least this was what Javier Urtasun thought.

Born in agreement to the requirements of script of the Nigerian industry, SUPERZEBRAMAN (The movie) counts the history of a man who changes the color of his skin thanks to the power of the zebras. An ambiguous starting point that constitutes the first step of a way riddled with anecdotes gathered in this delirious documentary.

Probably after seeing the documentary we will understand why this first Spanish Nigerian film was never done before: it is necessary to have testicles. Great ode to life and to the dreams that it we should never stop fulfilling, in SUPERZEBRAMAN (The Documentary) you realize that though the producer is drunk and the director does not appear, the important thing is to know that the perimeter is defended by a good number of AK47.

Keeping it Real

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These days people go and watch movies that have high quality visual effects and enjoy seeing large explosions, incredible creatures that look as of they could really exist, mind blowing action sequences, 3D images, and a variety of different effects that technology is allowing filmmakers and studios -who have the budget- to do. However, with all the advances there is always the same complaint from movie goers and critics saying that what they are seeing on screen is not realistic. They a...

Seeing the Third World Through Fresh Eyes

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In the world of entertainment today, mainly speaking of film, it's a tough place to find originality. Hollywood films are losing that touch of creativity. It may not seem so when it comes to applying the technological advances in the art. When it comes to story, plot, characters, it seems as if we've heard it all before. So what do we turn to? Mainstream Hollywood is losing its touch, it's time to look into independent film festivals where we could find the filmmakers of today, living ...

Why a Third World Film Festival?

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The effects of the global economy meltdown have sent a lot of developed countries scrambling to stay afloat. Everything they are experiencing now is nothing new to the third world where poverty, unemployment, poor education, disease, corruption, and crime have remained rampant. Suddenly, developed nations relate more to stories frequently associated with third world countries.   This did not go unnoticed by talented filmmakers who continuously raise the bar and maintain a keen s...

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