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Swedish Actress Alicia Vikander Reigns Over International Film Festival Circuit

Award-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander recently was honored in the Czech Republic at the 57th Karlovy Vary Film Festival with the President’s Award, in advance of the screening of her latest feature, the historical drama Fireband by director Karim Ainouz. In the film, Vikander plays the role of Queen Catherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII, played by Jude Law. Firebrand Incidentally, Vikander’s first international film A Royal Affair in which she played Caroline M...

Anurag Kashyap Presented with Industry Excellence Award at 2023 French Riviera Film Festival, During Festival de Cannes

  Anurag Kashyap, Rehna Azim, Nicole Goesseringer Muj Photo Credit: Erick Seban-Meyer     At the VIP closing awards reception of the 2023 French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) (, held at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France on May 20th, award-winning filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was presented with the 2023 Industry Excellence Award by awards editor, Movie Marker Magazine, Rehna Azim and FRFF co-foun...

Spotlight: French Riviera Film Festival Opening Ceremony 2023

French Riviera Film Festival is proud to unveil the first sizzle reel from its VIP opening  reception, held at at Bel-Air Fine Art Gallery,  in Cannes. Nigel Daly, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and writer-filmmaker Louise Salter were presented with the 2023 Industry Excellence Award, and Armenian American actress/filmmaker/entrepreneur Diana Madison was awarded with the Rising Star prize.   Bel-Air Fine Art (belairfin...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Winning Shorts and Specialty Awards

The fifth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), held on May 19 and 20, 2023 in Cannes, France,  has revealed the winning shorts of the 2023 competition, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Official 2023 FRFF Festival Trailer:     First launched in 2019, FRFF recognizes and celebrates...

Palme d’or Presented to Justine Triet “Anatomy of a Fall”

The Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes, chaired by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, surrounded by Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian screenwriter & director Rungano Nyoni, American actress & director Brie Larson, American actor & director Paul Dano, Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian director & screenwriter Damián Szifron and French director Julia Ducournau, presented its winners' list...

26th La Cinef Winning Films Revealed

The Short Films and La Cinef Jury presided by Ildikó Enyedi and comprised of Ana Lily Amirpour, Shlomi Elkabetz, Charlotte Le Bon and Karidja Touré has awarded the 2023 La Cinef Prizes today during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. La Cinef consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 2,000 entries coming from 476 film schools around the world. ...

Indian Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap Receives French Riviera Film Festival Industry Excellence Award

On May 20, 2023, award-winning Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap received the Industry Excellence Award from the French Riviera Film Festival at the private closing reception of the festival held at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes. The award was presented to Kashyap by Awards Editor Movie Marker magazine Rehna Azim and FRFF co-founder Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Kashyap's latest film Kennedy was screened at the 2023 Festival de Cannes.   Anurag Kashyap, Reh...

Pierre Angénieux Tribute, Celebrating Excellence in Cinematography, to Honor Barry Ackroyd

Angénieux, world-renowned optical manufacturer and flagship of the French industry for over eighty years, will pay tribute to a great name of photography during an exceptional evening opened by Thierry Frémaux, Delegate General of the Cannes Film Festival and presented by French journalist Charlotte Lipinska. The PIERRE ANGÉNIEUX TRIBUTE ceremony is a unique event during which the experts of the world’s image - without whom cinema would not exist - are celebrated. Ang...

Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival Announces Winners

Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival awarded its 2023 winning films and filmmakers at a gala ceremony held on April 22nd at Regal LA Live Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. The 2023 awards recipients are: Best Actor: Joseph Sernio (Loved) Best Actress: Sydney Carvill (Moon Students) Best Student Film: Rake Best Foreign Film: Miki Maniaco Best Comedy: Staffed Best First Time Filmmaker: Ramin Sohrab (Layers of Lies) Best LGBTQ: With Myself Best Director: Eric Burton...

International Artistic Excellence Honored at 2022 French Riviera Film Festival

International Artistic Excellence Honored at Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival with Indian Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receiving Industry Excellence Award   Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski and Industry Excellence Awards to Danish Filmmakers Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson;  Turkish actor Cansel Elçin and Italian actress Arianna Veronesi recognized for acting   Gilles Marini, Nicole Goesseringer Mu...

Vietnamese Cinema Shines in Hollywood and On The Global Stage

Southern California- based film distribution company 3388 Films ( is pleased to present FYC two feature titles during the 2022 awards season: Kiều, a stunning period piece, romance/drama, inspired by the most famous Vietnamese literary classic of all time The Tale of Kiều by Nguyễn Du; and Bố Già (Dad, I’m Sorry), Vietnam’s official entry in the international feature category for the 2022 Osca...

FRFF Celebrates George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts at Exclusive Beverly Hills Soirée | 2022 Submissions Open!

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) culminated on Bastille Day, July 14, 2021, with an intimate yet ultra-glamorous awards soirée at The Beverly Hills Hotel. At the exclusive reception at Bar Nineteen12, a special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards were given to actors Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts.     Sizzle Reel:

Chaka Khan, Diane Von Furstenberg and Rosario Dawson To Be Honored at 2020 CinéFashion Film Awards

The CINÉMOI network will place the spotlight on singer/songwriter Chaka Khan, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, actress/producer/activist Rosario Dawson, and rapper/singer/songwriter Raja Kumari at The 2020 CinéFashion Film Awards (CFFAs). Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the annual event, known as fashion film’s biggest night, will premiere on November 24th & 25th at 9PM ET/ 6PM PT on CINÉMOI.  Winners for “Best Fashion Film,” &ldquo...

Chaka Khan, Diane Von Furstenberg and Rosario Dawson To Be Honored at 2020 CinéFashion Film Awards

The CINÉMOI network will place the spotlight on singer/songwriter Chaka Khan, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, actress/producer/activist Rosario Dawson, and rapper/singer/songwriter Raja Kumari at The 2020 CinéFashion Film Awards (CFFAs). Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the annual event, known as fashion film’s biggest night, will premiere on November 24th & 25th at 9PM ET/ 6PM PT on CINÉMOI.      Winners for “Best Fashion Fil...

VIDEO: French Riviera Film Festival Gala Virtual Awards Ceremony on Sep 19, 5 PM PST: you are invited!

You are invited to the Awards Ceremony/ Live from the Beverly Hills Hotel Join our host EverTalk TV’s Jezlan Moyet, along with presenters Tony Potts & Shalini Vadhera Potts, and Emmy-winning actor Vincent De Paul, for the French Riviera Film Festival Virtual Awards Ceremony. Presented live from The Beverly Hills Hotel, the event will feature special musical performances by Gotta,...

Hollywood Just4Shorts Short Film Awards and Screenplay Competition

Hollywood Just4Shorts provides industry exposure for independent short films and short screenplays, with awards that qualify for IMDb award listings. Submissions of independently produced short films and unproduced short scripts are now accepted for the current round. Submit now at: ...

Golden Globes goes vegan for the first time in awards history

Image credit:  NBC-Golden Globes In a effort to promote sustainability, and for the first time in the history of Hollywood, a vegan meal created by Beverly Hilton executive chef Matthew Morgan was served to the stars during the Golden Globes ceremony.   On the menu:   Chilled golden beet soup with locally grown chervil and amaranth, Oyster mushrooms cooked ro replace scallops, wild-mushroom risottof, roasted baby purple and green brussels sprouts, globe carrots and pea tendri...

Christopher Kühne Adapts Lorca’s 'Yerma'

                      Christopher Kühne is an internationally acclaimed screenwriter and co-writer of the feature length film Yerma: Barren, directed by renowned poet/film director Emilio Ruiz Barrachina.  Yerma: Barren features an internationally diverse, award-winning cast including Spanish actress Miriam Díaz-Aroca and British actress Rebecca Grant. Yerma: Barren is the first adaptation of Federico Garc&iacu...

Lost World Film Festival - Paleochora, Crete

The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

We are delighted to announce that Bruno Chatelin of will be attending the Lost World Film Festival and will present a Keynote on 'Film Festival Strategy'.

In due course we will announce details of more parallel Talks and Master Classes which will be included in our Film Festival Programme. Keep a weather eye for details both here and on our website.

Lost World Film Festival - WEBSITE

In addition to our listed venues, we are also aiming to include Open Air evening screenings in Central Paleochora. More news on this once we have finalised the details.

We have a limited number of complimentary rooms which the Paleochora Hotel Association has kindly offered to Officially Selected International visiting filmmakers. Once submissions close on April 15th, there will be an immediate lottery to determine which filmmakers will win complimentary accommodation.(To be eligible, filmmakers must have reached Official Selection Status plus provide us with evidence of Travel to Crete arrangements/bookings ) There will also be special hotel discounts available for Festival attendees.

We are open to all genres of Short Films, with the exception of gratuitous Horror.

Our core festival team is made up of a small group of volunteers, film enthusiasts and film professionals. Our goal is to provide the best possible communication and a fun, productive festival experience. If there is anything we can assist with, please send us an email and we will do our best to reply within 48hrs

Burgas International Film Festival awards 2017

The second edition of Burgas International Film Festival (BIFF) is over now. During the festival week viewers had the chance to see over 30 feature, short and documentary films from the Black Sea countries, including Greece.

Among the highlights of the festival were the sit-downs, organised for the audience with the casts and directors of the movies. Some of the locations where the BIFF was held were visited by Todor Matsanov and Dimitar Nikolov (Bulgaria) – director and leading actor respectively in Hristo; Alexey Fursenko (Russia) – director of Outcast; Catrinel Danaiata (Romania) – director of Double; Pavel Cuzuioc (Moldova) – director of Secondo me; Yannis Sakaridis (Greece) – director of Amerika Square; Ilker Savaskurt (Turkey) – director of Groom’s Block as well as by Tonislav Hristov, director of the documentary The Good Postman and his characters in the movie Ivan and Ivan.

Key to making the festival really memorable were also the honourable members of the jury - André Marques (Portugal), Patric Chiha (Austria), Andrea De Sica (Italy), Todor Dimitrov, Anna Goranova and Georgi Stoev - Jacky (Bulgaria). 
Selecting the winners proved to be a challenge and sparked some fascinating debates among the jury. Nonetheless, an agreement was reached and the movies which were finally distinguished are as follows:

• HRISTO (Bulgaria) directed by Grigor Lefterov and Todor Matsanov won the Best Feature Film Award
• ORANGE (Turjey) directed by Ersin Dogan won the Best Short Film Award
• THE GOOD POSTMAN (Bulgaria) directed by Tonislav Hristov won the Best Documentary Film Award.

Special recognition was also given to the feature films ROCK, directed by Ivan Shahnazarov (Russia) and AMERIKA SQUARE, directed by Yannis Sakaridis (Greece ) as well as to the documentary THE EYE OF THE MINOTAUR, directed by Borislav Kolev (Bulgaria).

The Audience Award was given to AMERIKA SQUARE (Greece).

This year’s festival was organised with the support of Municipality of Burgas, Municpality of Ruen, National Culture Fund, the embassies of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Greece and Portugal, Italian Cultural Institute, Jameson, Teddy Kam, Yalta Youth Cooperation, St. Anastasia Hotel, Villa Byzantium, Dives Estate, Business Incubator, Vijmag! Burgas, Municipal Radio Burgas, Flagman, Formalno, ChernomorieBG, SeaGuide, Indie Car Taxi and A La Minute Catering.

We’d also like to thank our main film curator Slavi Georgiev, hard-working volunteers, photographers, graphic designers, the technical team and all friends of Burgas International Film Festival .


1st QueerScope Debut Film Award by 13 German queer film festivals

Presenting the 1st QueerScope Debut Film Award   The first QueerScope Debut Film Award will be given to the Swedish-American documentary "Kiki" on October 14th at Filmfest homochrom in Cologne. QueerScope, a co-operation of 13 German queer film festivals, will honour the achievements of director Sara Jordenö in her feature-length debut. Chi-Chi Mizrahi, one of the film's protagonists, will accept the award in person as proxy for Ms. Jordenö...


UnCensor your thoughts…Claim your Freedom…Join the Movement of making “freedomfilms”!

OneTree Fest of FreedomFilms is a big, pan-India online film festival open to all young persons under30 years of age.

There is no entry fee of any kind. Winners to get attractive cash awards, trophies, internship opportunities with production houses and a large exposure in the digital space.

What’s a “freedom film”?

You have the freedom to choose any subject under the Sun. Freedom to use any kind of approach or style or treatment of the subject. Freedom to choose the kind of language demanded by your subject as in the digital world there is no censorship. You have the freedom from the tyranny of technology as you can use any camera that you can get your hands on!


Guidelines & Rules

Categories of films you can submit

  • “Nano” film: Between 1 and 7 minutes including titles etc fiction or non-fiction.
  • “Shrt” film: Between 7 and 25 minutes including titles etc fiction or non-fiction.


How does it work?


After the film submission deadline, a Panel of Jury will select 40 films from each category. These shortlisted films will be put up on the FreedomFilms Channel on YouTube for a period of 1 month. The top 7 films from each category will be selected based on the online views/”likes” and assessment of Jury of Industry Celebrities. You can invite your friends, family and relatives to watch and like them and increase your chances of making it to the top 7 films. The prize distribution will be an on ground event where Panel of Jury consisting of film personalities will talk about the selected 7 films and announce the winners. The whole event will be streaming live on the internet too! Thereafter, the 40 selected movies in each category will continue to be shown on the FreedomFilms Channel for a year..

Who can participate?

  • Any person under 30 years on the first day of the Festival.
  • There is no entry fee for participating in the Competition.
  • A person can send up to 3 entries per category.
  • There is no restriction on the number of students participating from one institute.
  • The Director, Camera-person and Editor of a film necessarily have to be under 30. If needed, older actors and other crewmembers can be used.

Production Guidelines

  • OneTree believes that the contents of a film, originality and innovativeness are important dimensions of a young person’s film.
  • Participants are free to use any camera/ technology available to them.
  • While participants have complete freedom in selecting a film’s theme, story, approach and style, all laws of the land need to be respected (incl those relating to obscenity, defamation, copyright and inciting communal disharmony).

Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke wins two Golden Aphrodite Awards at the Cyprus International Film Festival.

Dutch feature film Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke has won two Golden Aphrodite Awards at The Cyprus International Film Festival. A Golden Aphrodite was awarded for Best Editing to Ricky Rijneke and Nina Petrovna and a Golden Aphrodite was awarded for Best Cinematography to Gergely Pohárnok, Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd & Dirk Rijneke. According to the festival, the Cyprus International Film Festival is the most important independent cinema event in the whole region. Films by emerging directo...

Paris Art and Movie Awards - PAMA

The PAMA is an international festival with award ceremony.

We welcome film-makers from all over the world to meet in the historical heart of Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Près.

Le Paris Art and Movie Awards est un festival international de cinéma indépendant, qui aura lieu du 25 au 27 septembre 2015 à Paris.

Notre site Internet :


Open submissions to the Paris Art and Movie Awards

The PAMA will run sept 25-27th, 2015. The event will screen several blocks of shorts from all over the world, moreover from USA and France. Features and scripts are accepted too. 20 awards may be reward the best artists and filmmakers in a range of 10 categories. All categories can be found on the festival's website. All nominated movies, special events, french premiere and professional meetings will be held in the historical heart of Paris : Saint-Germain-des-Près. Out ...


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