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DaVinci International Film Festival

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DaVinci International Film Festival launches 4th quarter Vitruvian Man Award qualifiers.  Learn more at: davincifilmfestival.com or submit at FilmFreeway.com.  ...

JAMES W. HAWK - FILMMAKER AND AUTHOR TV INTERVIEW - PART 2

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Part 2 of 2: Ron Gagliardi host of "30 Minutes with Ron" interveiws James W. Hawk, an independent filmmaker & author is on IMDb at this link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8375872/reference  Please rate it.. That would be greatly appreciated. The interview can viewed on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=araxpUcKdHQ&t=118s  Thank you ...

Hollywood Divine International Film Festival

The Hollywood Divine International Film Festival is dedicated to enriching the community and bridging cultures through the spirituality, education and promotion of the arts through independent film.

We, at Hollywood Divine, with the help of our heavenly father, want to make a big change and we are hoping you can help us with that.

There are many Christian artists out there looking for an outlet to spread the light of God through their God given gift of artistry. There are also many Christian people out there looking to appreciate art that celebrates their relationship with Christ.

We at Hollywood Divine want to be the catalyst for that change. A change that will, at least, balance out the darkness spread by mainstream Hollywood and the music industry, and give independent Christian filmmakers and musicians the chance to build their ministries by displaying their art to the world.

We believe that creating art, in any form, is a reflection of the ultimate creator. It’s one of the best ways to praise God and share his infinite love with the world. We ask you to please consider joining us on this journey.

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World of Film Festival Glasgow 2017: Submissions Open

The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema.  Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below.    ...

Not Your Skin Transgender Documentary Explores Lives Across Generations

Ester Brym's new documentary film NOT YOUR SKIN profiling the lives of 4 families that have been dealing with transgender issues throughout their entire life is set to be released in 2017. The film uniquely looks at transgender people of different ages ranging from 10 years old all the way to 70 years old. The issues explored are parenting, education, health insurance, sex reassigment surgery, coming out, dysphoria, relationships and everyday life of the main characters.  Brym prev...

Not Your Skin Trans Documentary Is Brym's New Film Project

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Brym's new documentary takes on a touchy subject We are all by now somewhat familiar with some of the more visible transgender personalities in our society. Who are they really and what does it mean to be transgender? Since her first feature film Butterflies (2009), director Ester Brym have not stopped and this will be her 4th documentary film. She is currently in production and raising money to finish the project by the end of this year. The film follows ordinary men and women wh...

1 Day With Chinaski documentary by Ester Brym

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Music documentary film 1 Day With Chinaski" is being shown as part of ACTION ON FILM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL on September 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM in Monrovia, CA This film was shot in collaboration with CHINASKI music production and co-directed by Ester Brym & Ondra Skoch. It will have its USA Premiere at this year’s AOF International Film Festival in Monrovia, California. One of the most popular Czech music bands Chinaski is profiled in this user generated documenta...

Blind Spot Gear: The ultimate new gadget for filmmakers

Blind Spot Gear, a new Scotland based company earns great success after inroducing to the world the innovative and unique lighting equipment 'The Scorpion Light'.  The Scorpion Light is perfect for flexible handheld, location, documentary and studio camera work. Providing a lightweight kick, detail or eye-light it is also ideal for stabilised camera gimbals, steadicam, dolly and crane shots where a lightweight fill is required without compromising the quality of the ambient light...

Portland Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions for 2015

Portland Film Festival (September 1st – 7th, 2015) is excited to announce its Call for Entries in all categories including student, transmedia, web, short and feature length films. The largest and most highly attended film festival in Oregon in 2013, PDXFF presented over 145 features/documentary films and short films to an audience of more than 525,000 (23k in person and over 500k online). The festival had over 300 volunteers, 236 visiting and local cast and crew from showcased films...

Dawn Westlake featured in the World of Shorts CANNES Edition!

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FEATURED in the 2015 Cannes Edition of World of Shorts Magazine is Dawn Westlake...precisely because she doesn't make FEATURES. Read the two-page spread here, available online and in hard copy at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival: http://issuu.com/daazo/docs/cannes2015/55?e=0 (There's also a quick Q&A with Westlake on the contributors' page: http://issuu.com/daazo/docs/cannes2015/5?e=0 )   ...

Student Filmmaker Award > UK students could win 6-week Hollywood internship

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Here is an opportunity for ‪UK students... but, hurry, the deadline is 7 May 2015 INSIGHT FILM FESTIVAL ~ Student Filmmaker Award 2015 Are you a current student? Are you making a short film? Does it relate to the theme “The Truth is Out There. Have Faith!”? Would you like to win a lifehack prize to give your future career in film a head start? If so, enter the Student Filmmaker Award 2015 by midnight, 7 May 2015 to win a six-week, expenses-paid, filmmaking internship with a ...

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Filmmakers, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Portland Film Festival is looking for some good films with compelling stories for submission. Do you have any suggestions? Please submit your narrative features, documentaries, shorts of all kinds, transmedia, web series, student films and more.

 

MovieMaker Magazine named our festival one of the “25 coolest film festivals in the world,” so get your submission in before time runs out. And we hope to see you in September. Portland is an amazing city during the summer—you’ll not want to miss what we’re planning this year.

 

The 2015 Portland Film Festival (September 1-7, 2015) is now accepting submissions online through:

 

There are rules and regulations to remember (no smoke signals, we need to see these films in person). For all the fine print, including awards eligibility—Golden Axe Award and many more—prizes (PDXFF offers over $25K in cash and prize awards), technical specs, full deadline schedule, festival history, and more, please visit the submission platforms listed above and read carefully.

Past attendees and alumni include Eli Roth, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Abby Elliott, Chris Williams, Chuck Palahniuk, Jason Mamoa, Doug Benson, Wendy Froud, Brian Froud, Toby Froud, Penny Lane, Chelsea Cain, Daniel Wilson, Chelsey Reist, Isaac Feder, James Franco, Lorenza Izzo, Matt Walsh, Susan Sarandon, Michael Tully, Ryan Murdock, Kelly Reichardt, Kris Kaczor, Bryan Storkel, Leah Warshawski, Daryl Hannah, Vivian Norris, Karney Hatch, Jon Matthews, Dana Nachman, Mitchell Jackson, John Jeffcoat, Shawn Telford, Leah Meyerhoff, Mark Raso, David Zellner, Bradley King and more.

Oh and did we mention that we are partnering with a local Forestry Club to bring axe throwing to our event lineup? Submit! Remember to tag any social media mentions with #pdxff15

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First off...The Robot - Should win a www.Writersandfilmmakers.com award for best character. Oscar it up baby... Think about it. Ominious (intro), pleasant, comedic, heroic. DAMN, that's a good character.   3 physics points you should know about before/after/during watching interstellar:                                             1/Spacetime Spacetime is a word. Einst...

Insight Film Festival launches Curation Scheme for films about faith

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The Insight Film Festival's Curation Scheme provides new opportunities for filmmakers’ work to be screened. Insight puts out a ‘call for entries’ once a new Festival is to be launched and appropriate awards have been negotiated and agreed with partners and sponsors. However we are continually receiving films from filmmakers who relate to our theme of ‘faith’ even when no Festival is advertised. Filmmakers are, understandably keen for their films to be seen &nd...

Filmmaker and Director John Michaels gives Testimonial for James W. Hawk

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I met Filmmaker and Director John Michaels about a week ago and he gave me a testimonial for my work. Mr Michaels' testimonial states: "Jim is the most talented unknown I've ever met. His work is as close to perfect as it gets. Each frame is given so much thought that it is only a matter of time until we see his name on a commercial blockbuster.The biggest mistake you can make on your next project is by NOT hiring him." Here are Mr. Michaels film industry credits: ...

MIRAGE ACADEMY: The Educational Film Program of the Mirage Int'l Film Festival

The Mirage Academy Program Everyone at some point has been touched by the power of film. It reminds us of the wonderment that imagination can bring; the awe inspiring amazement of incredible visuals; and the emotional joy that only brilliant storytelling can achieve. These feelings reside at the core of the MIRAGE ACADEMY's mission, to offer deserving filmmakers of all ages and walks of life, an opportunity to learn from and work with the best our industry has to offer. The MIRAGE ...

From Berlinale to Brazil!

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Dawn Westlake is featured in Roberto Christo's blog on February 13, 2014: http://robertochristo.blogspot.com.br/ Translation: Long live Dawn Westlake! Only a few people can make a living in art and culture, even with incentive laws and government edicts (like in Brazil) such a task sometimes seems impossible. But everyone in the world faces such hurdles, especially those who are just starting out. Getting sponsorship is difficult in times of economic surplus, so just imagine during crisis...

Young Filmmakers Competition 2014

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Young Filmmaker Competition for schoolchildren in Manchester. Closing date for entries: 24 January 2014; Awards ceremony: 12 February 2014. Full details: see Insight Film Festival website: http://www.insightfestival.co.uk/education/young-filmmakers-competition-2014/ ...

Spotlight: Haifaa Al Mansour

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  Can you imagine making a movie in a country that has no movie theaters and in which the film industry is totally inexistent? Haifaa Al Mansour didn’t just imagine it but she actually did it. This week’s spotlight is presenting you Saudi Arabia’s first female director that realized the first full-length feature to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia. Being a woman in Saudi means facing an “opaque” universe daily. Starting with the black colours of the cloth...

Autumn Of Route 66 documentary in California

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Czech director Ester Brym is ready to showcase her 2nd feature film called Autumn of Route 66. The World Premiere with take place Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 8PM at Action on Film International Film Festival in Monrovia, California. Ester's first film have received multiple awards and have been broadcasted all over the world via UK based distributor Journeyman Pictures. This time around, the filmmaker takes us on a journey of a lifetime: Visually stunning experience that will leave you ...

Innsbruck Nature Film Festival

The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival is an international nature film competition, offering motivated filmmakers a platform for presenting their latest work. Four film festival days with film presentations and a high-quality side program are the framework for a subject-matter, ecological and artistic discourse.

The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival is presented by the Tiroler Umweltanwaltschaft [Environmental Ombuds Office Tirol]. Since 2001 Landesumweltanwalt Johannes Kostenzer [Environmental Ombudsman] has organized the Innsbruck Nature Film Days – a cinema event lasting several days, which has become established as one of the fixed points in the event calendar of the City of Innsbruck. One of the central tasks and integral part of modern nature conservation work is to make people aware of special attractions and phenomena in nature, of its beauty and diversity.

Creative Arts Film Festival 2013

The Creative Arts Film Festival is an annual international online short film festival that is designed to showcase and promote filmmakers. CAFF runs every December online and we offer worldwide exposure, free promotional listings, prizes, and we are the home of the prestigious Perfect Spirit Film Awards. CAFF is committed to bringing YOUR film to YOUR audience. Submit your project today!

“We believe that it is through a legion of fans that filmmakers can build a solid career in entertainment. That’s why we hold our event online. The potential then exists for every person on the planet to attend the festival and discover these greatly talented filmmakers, and then follow them as the filmmakers craft their careers with longevity in mind.”

~ Fel Angel, Festival Director, Creative Arts Film Festival

CAFF considers short length films that are 30 minutes maximum (including credits), and we offer filmmakers premiere exposure to entertainment industry professionals and fans worldwide via our website. We are completely driven by love of the craft and our festival is committed to the filmmakers who bring great short films to the world.

CAFF is like no other film festival, because it is designed to promote YOU, the filmmaker. Our innovations are all designed to further YOUR career. Such as: The Perfect Spirit Awards – to bring recognition and accreditation to your work; Submitted Film Listings – Our massive additional promotional vehicle for our creative artists JUST FOR SUBMITTING A PROJECT; and, Video interviews of our filmmakers. These are all unique marketing ideas that no other film festival in the world had ever explored before CAFF.

CAFF offers all of these initiatives because it brings more attention to YOU, the creative artist. They were pioneered to better serve the filmmaker. And, mixed with our marketing efforts, CAFF does all it can do to get you and your project in front of every single person around the world.

TERROR FILM FESTIVAL 2013

Are YOU the next GREAT FILMMAKER? Submit Your Project and find out!

Terror Film Festival is a bad-azz, blood chilling, alien probing international horror, fantasy, sci-fi film festival, founded for the purpose of offering filmmakers, screenwriters and fans more. TFF is like no other film festival in the world because it's designed to help promote YOU, the creative artist. The festival runs every October in Philadelphia and we offer prizes, exposure, a world-class Screenwriting Competition, and the coveted Claw Awards. And it's all presented by the genre diva fashionista herself, Princess Horror!

Terror Film Festival is all about horror, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, dark drama and screenplay.  Our call for entries for this worldwide film festival is focused on getting as many filmmakers and screenwriters involved with the festival as possible to help promote them and their careers.  And as one of the top film festivals celebrating independent film, TFF is a Halloween event that brings the best films to an eager audience.

Terror Film Festival has been called “an incredible theatrical event”, “an honorable company”, and “one of the most professional film festivals around”. And it’s true, because we work very hard on making those things happen.

Terror Film Festival is dedicated to the art of genre, the filmmakers and screenwriters who make great genre movies, and the fans who love them. For our FILMMAKERS, we offer awards, prizes, special free listings to promote your project, and we strive to get you recognized as a filmmaker, and for your film to be celebrated and distributed. And it doesn’t matter if your film’s already been screened somewhere else or what year it was made. We believe year of completion is not as important as content. For our SCREENWRITERS, we offer awards and prizes for the sake of great writing, to help support your writing talent and career. And for the FANS, we have only one mission…to thrill the living daylights out of you!!

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