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Festival de Cannes Official Selections on Path to Oscar Gold

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The 95th Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. The Festival de Cannes is delighted to see the films of the Official Selection, represented in 15 categories and cumulating 20 nominations: Best Picture, Directing, Actor in a leading role, Visual effects, Cinematography, Film editing, Production design, Makeup and hairstyling, International feature, Documentary feature, Original song, Original screenplay, Adapted screenplay, Sound and Co...

Mammoth Film Festival Poised To Reach New Heights in 2023 / Fest to Feature Robust Program of Premieres, Panels and VIP Events

The highly anticipated Mammoth Film Festival™, taking place from March 2 to 6, 2023, has announced the first round of this year’s robust program. The five-day festival will feature over 80 films selected from an overwhelming response of submissions via  FilmFreeway, inclusive of U.S and international world premieres across the feature, documentary, short, music video and episodic categories, with a highlighted action sports category. The festival strives to showcase world...

Cuban American Filmmaker Gabriel Caste Asks “Are Your Awake?” / Short Thriller to World Premiere at SBIFF 2023

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Cuban American filmmaker Gabriel Caste’s latest short film Are You Awake? will have its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The psychological thriller will premiere as part of the Fear & The Truths We Avoid Shorts Block scheduled for Friday, February 10th at 10 a.m. and Monday, February 13th at 7:20 p.m., with a filmmakers’ Q&A following each day’s screening.    Gabriel Caste   In ...

Cindy Di Xin Has Found Her Voice

China native Cindy Di Xin is an award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed six short films. She earned master’s degrees in film production with an emphasis in directing from Chapman University in Orange County, California and The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Over the past three years, Cindy has been nominated and awarded at seventeen film festivals, including several Academy Award-qualifying festivals. In her films, she enjoys exploring family and multi-cultu...

Vic Gerami's ‘Motherland’ Documentary Feature Film Wins Pomegranate Film Festival’s Top Two Awards

‘Motherland,’ which HuffPost’s Thom Senzee called ‘Most Anticipated Documentary Film of 2022’ and director Vic Gerami, won the two top prizes at the annual Pomegranate Film Festival (POM). The film won the ‘Audience Choice Award,’ while Gerami won the festival’s ‘Golden Pomegranate Award’ for outstanding contributions to Armenian Cinema.  ‘Motherland’ is a contender for the O...

Colin Francis Costello’s Thriller STORAGE Wins Best U.S. Narrative Short at Silicon Beach Film Festival and Palm Springs Shorts

  Colin Francis Costello   Colin Francis Costello’s latest short film, STORAGE, won both the Best U.S. Narrative Shorts at Silicon Beach Film Festival and Palm Springs Shorts last weekend. The short, which explores accepting and letting go of past loves before moving on, shares the story of Rachel, played by Laura Huckaby, who wakes up in a basement storage room with no idea as to how she got there, who put her there, or who she even is.  Her only clue comes in the f...

Director Peter Meech’s Around Robin to Have Southern Californian Debut at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Film Named Best Mystery Film at 2022 HRIFF Mystery feature Around Robin by award-winning writer/producer/director Peter Meech will have its Southern California premiere at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (HRIFF) on September 1, 2022 at 9 p.m. PST. The film was named Best Mystery Film at HRIFF 2022. In the film, a young celebrity receives a letter from a mysterious stalker and develops catalepsy, a condition that paralyzes her whenever she feels threatened. As more letters...

Toronto Independent Film Festival Winner ‘Motherland’ Premieres To Rave Reviews at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood

‘Motherland,’ which HuffPost’s Thom Senzee called ‘Most Anticipated Documentary Film of 2022,’ by Vic Gerami, premiered on Thursday night to a standing ovation. The red-carpet event was held on Thursday, July 7, at the historic Raleigh Studios Hollywood.  Vic Gerami One hundred and forty guests included elected officials, celebrities, and other high-profile public figures. They were there to support the film that brings attention to Azer...

First Look of Art Film ‘EIN SOF’ – A Talent Show From A Parallel Galaxy by Visual Artist Orly Anan, Now on the Festival Circuit

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Mexico City-based, Colombian/Israeli visual artist Orly Anan has completed production on EIN SOF, the artist’s first short art film, which will be presented on the film festival circuit and in art installations worldwide beginning late summer.     Anan has unveiled a preview of EIN SOF, described as “a talent show from a parallel galaxy,” with the premiere of the film trailer and poster series.    Official Trailer:  ...

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES: French Riviera Film Festival 2022 - Final Deadline April 13, 2022

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Cloud 21 & Kultura PR’s Fifth Annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase” During Sundance Boasts 5,500 + Online Viewers

  On January 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. PST, Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) presented the fifth annual Indie Entertainment Showcase, a special virtual event held during Sundance. The by-invitation-only online event, watched by more than 5,500 viewers via Instagram YouTube and Facebook, featured some of the top names and rising stars of the global entertainment industry. Moderator Rehna Azim, barrister and rev...

World Premiere of Manifest West Starring Milo Gibson and Annet Mahendru Set to Close Fourth Annual Mammoth Film Festival

  Film’s Stars Milo Gibson, Annet Mahendru, Michael Cudlitz, Madison Friedman,Tim Heidecker, Lexy Kolker, and Ava Kolker Set to Attend Premiere Screening    Annet Mahendru   Writer/director/executive producers Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson’s coming of age feature Manifest West will have its world premiere at the fourth annual Mammoth Film Festival™ on the fest’s closing night at 5:00 p.m. PST on Sunday, Februa...

4th Annual Mammoth Film Festival Focuses on Episodics

As recently reported, Mammoth Film Festival™ 2022 will once again take place in person from February 3-6th, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California. Festival organizers Tanner Beard and Tomik Mansoori recently unveiled the 2022 festival slate featuring more than 90 films, inclusive of U.S and international world premieres across the feature, documentary, short, and music video categories.   The festival also has announced a robust program track for its episodics category, ...

MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™ Goes Live on February 3rd, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California

Presented by Marina Studios and Compelling Pictures, Mammoth Film Festival™ 2022 will once again take place in person from February 3-6th, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California. The festival organizers have unveiled the first round of the 2022 festival slate highlights that’s stacked with young Hollywood notables. The four-day festival will feature more than 90 films, inclusive of U.S and international world premieres across the feature, documentary, short, and episodic categories. Add...

French Riviera Film Festival Partners with SPARQ for 2022 Hybrid Global Event

    The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that celebrates short film and short-form content will once again be held live and in person on the Riviera, during the time period of the Festival de Cannes, the announcement was made today by FRFF founders Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna.  FRFF 2022 will be held at the Eden Hotel and Resort in Cannes, France on May 20 and 21, 2022. Filmfestivals.com returning as media partner. ...

Early Bird Deadline Quickly Approaching: French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Films!

Friends, the Early Bird Deadline for the 4th Annual French Riviera Film Festival is December 18th, so please don't miss out. We recently added a new Activism Category.  Please submit your short films to: https://filmfreeway.com/frenchrivierafilmfestival USE CODE: FRFFNEWS for an additional 25% off discount on submission fees. The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital p...

FRFF Industry Excellence Award Winner Eric Roberts To Hold NY Premiere of 'The Elevator'

The East Coast premiere of "The Elevator" starring Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts will have is NY premiere on November 17 at the Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston St. New York, NY  10012) in New York City. The film is also available now on Amazon. Earlier this year, Roberts received the Industry Excellence Award at the third annual French Riviera Film Festival. Directors Jack Cook and Mukesh Modi bring to life a dramatic true story about one fami...

The Awareness Film Festival Shows Powerful Docudrama 'Mercy'

The Awareness Film Festival Shows Mercy, the Powerful Docudrama by UK Actress Wendy Morgan   Film Unveils the Devastation Caused by Animal Agriculture as Seen Through the Eyes of a Pig Named Mercy and All Those Trapped in the Factory Farming Industry     To cap off its over yearlong festival run, the gripping docudrama feature Mercy, written and directed by UK-based actress Wendy Morgan, has been named an official selection of the 12th edition ...

Yelena Popovic’s ‘Man of God’ Starring Mickey Rourke, Alexander Petrov and Aris Servetalis – A Global Success Story

Just weeks since the August 26 theatrical release of Yelena Popovic’s “Man of God,” the film has reported ticket sales of over 272,000 to watch the international production, setting box office records in cinemas across Greece and Cyprus.  Starring Mickey Rourke, Alexander Petrov and Aris Servetalis, “Man of God” won its second Audience Award at the 15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in May, confirming that the film speaks to the he...

The Waltz Continues - IEM's Exclusive Interview with Executive Team of Dances With Films

Indie Entertainment Media had the chance to catch up Dances With Films’ executive team, co-founders Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent, and producing partner Jackie Tepper. Now in its 24th year, the DWF:LA execs have a lot of insight to share with us on how to achieve long-term success in the indie film world and to smartly navigate the current global health crisis. Leslee Scallon                            &n...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2021 Finalist Shorts

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2021 Finalist Shorts Festival to Feature Online Screenings on July 12 and 13 on It’s A Short, Fourth Annual Global Entertainment Showcase and Special Awards Reception at the Legendary Beverly Hills Hotel Scheduled from July 10-14, 2021, the third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to announce the finalist shorts of the 2021 competition, the announcement was made today by festival...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2021 Finalist Shorts

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  French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2021 Finalist Shorts Festival to Feature Online Screenings on July 12 and 13 on It’s A Short, Fourth Annual Global Entertainment Showcase and Special Awards Reception at the Legendary Beverly Hills Hotel Scheduled from July 10-14, 2021, the third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to announce the finalist shorts of the 2021 competition, the announcement was made today by fe...
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