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Bullet Train, Review: Brad luck Pitt

Bullet Train, Review: Brad luck Pitt A Japanese book adapted into an American film, with Brad Pitt in the leading role, set on a high speed train, with armed and dangerous Mafia agents and gangsters on board, seems to be the menu for a high-octane entertainer. And for once, a film delivers most of what it promises. It is a quaint mix of mayhem, mirth and thrills. Bullet Train re-works the gangster genre with a twist that is so obvious that you wonder why did nobody think of it before. And tha...

Paul Dano on Wildlife

Paul Dano is an American actor, known for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine, There will be blood, Prisoners, Youth. Wildlife starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal is his directorial debut, based on the novel by Richard Ford.  What really spoke to you in this script?    I really wanted to do a film for a long time. And I’m glad it was this book that fell in my hands at the right time. I had read some short stories form the same writer before and I really love...

Christophe Honoré on his new film Sorry Angel (Cannes Competition)

  Christophe Honoré is one of the most iconic contemporary French writers and directors, mostly known for Beloved, Metamorphoses & Les Chansons d'amour. Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite), which tells the story of two gay men from different backgrounds who meet in the turbulent Paris of the 90s, premieres in Competition at the 71st Festival De Cannes.    Did the idea come from a very personal place?    It’s a mixture of very personal e...

The Writer: Interview with Sondre Fristad in Berlin

                    Sondre Fristad (28) is an award-winning short film director from Bærum, Norway, and is best known for Alex, Kepaza, and Quiet by the River. He has contributed on Swiss Army Man, The King's Choice, Haram, The Dextape and Operation Arctic. He has a bachelor's degree in Creative Arts Film & TV from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. The Writer is his first comedy feature about a young wr...

2018 Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners

Katie Locke O'Brien wins for 'Have It All'   Winners include “Tomorrow,” “TransMilitary” and “Fear Us Women”   Cinema Napa Valley Announces Dates for 2019 Festival   Napa Valley, CA (November 10, 2018) – The 8th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced this year’s juried and audience award winners at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  The Festival, held from November 7-11, sc...

2018 Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Narrative & Documentary Films in Competition

  Festival to showcase films starring Danielle Campbell, Katie Cassidy, Tate Donovan, William Fichtner, Jim Gaffigan, Anna Gunn, Matthew Lillard, Missi Pyle, Debby Ryan and more   Napa, California – The 8th annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF), scheduled to take place November 7 - 11, announced its Narrative and Documentary Feature Film lineups in core competition today. The complete program lineup of approximately 100 films, including special presentations, award season ...

2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest Announces Festival Winners

Fauve Receives Best of the Festival; Coyote and Caroline Receive Top Jury Awards; Beneath the Ink, Trois Pages, Bilby and Untitled Short Film About White People Receive Audience Awards    The 2018 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 24, 2018.  333 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 5,300 of the 5,400 filmmaker su...

"From On High" to have Austrian premiere with Zeitimpuls Festival in Vienna!

"From On High" has been accepted to Zeitimpuls Festival in Vienna, Austria, running June 18-24, 2018. The theme of the festival is Open Mindedness. "From On High" tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It's won two awards, MEJOR CORTO/CATEGORIA EUROPEA at Muestra Internacional de Cortos de Solidario y Sensibilizacion in Ciudad Real, Spain; and, FIRST PLACE at UNCG Sustainability Film Festival, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. "Fr...


Now'Day Sunday 13 May, Alain Zirah and Anne Gomis have the pleasure to receive at 4pm at the bookstore - tea lounge AUTOUR D'UN LIVRE, 11 rue Bivouac Napoleon 06400 Cannes the preselected artists of the Great International Contest on Web for 2018 OFF Cannes Festival. After the signature of Alain Zirah's book "Cannes Festival backstage" the guests will meet at Le Bivouac bar 1 DAY 1 EVENT where the media will be there, for a presentation of the artists. Till 2005 t...

"From On High" to have Spanish premiere in Ciudad Real!

Ron de Cana Productions' "From On High" has been selected to MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJE SOLIDARIO Y SENSIBIIZACION DE CIUDAD REAL-ESPAÑA running from November 20-30, 2017. The film was written and directed by Dawn Westlake. This will be the Spanish premiere of "From On High", which was shot and edited on location in Collsuspina, La Sala de Sant Llogari and Barcelona, Spain. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona was DP/Editor, and the film was scored...

Blue Mountains, Review by Siraj Syed: Colourless Molehills

Blue Mountains, Review by Siraj Syed: Colourless Molehills Used as a metaphor for distance, apparently unattainable goals, the Blue Mountains of the title prove as elusive and illusory as the real ones the makers project on screen. Lots of colour, lots of singing, lots of dancing, lots of melodrama, and lots of snow do not help Blue Mountains attain any height. Instead, we find ourselves in a cave, at best, or, rather, a gorge. Som (Yatharth Rastogi), a hill-town boy, and part of a gang of f...

Back to Black

Director: Sonja Gebhardt.

OTOH: Switzerland - Submission to ÉCU 2013

Our tradition, our home is a documentary series exploring the traditions of folk music around the world. The first stop in this series is Switzerland where musical heritage is being preserved, cultivated and passed down from generation to generation. The 'natural' yodel is a unique form of singing with no words and often no notation, with only folklore to lend an idea of it's origin. Although it may have led to the ...

International Short Film Festival Landau - La.Meko 2014


The International Filmfestival Landau - La.Meko takes place in Landau, a town in South-West Germany. It has dedicated itself to the promotion
of film culture. The Filmfestival takes place annually in April. Submissions for 2014 CLOSED.

 By the rate of updates you can tell that we are really f... busy. However, IF we update, we UP-date.

Here's a bunch of news from the La.Meko executive committee:

1. The program is fixed! (Everybody goes: Yeah!)

2. But it is not yet printed. (Everybody goes: Oooh!)

3. The jury awarded the best movies yesterday. (Everybody: yeeeeah!!).

4. But we won't tell you which these are until the award ceremony on April, 27th. (Everybody: ooooooh!)

5. Apart from the three jury prices, there's a competition prize to win, as well as 3 (three!) audience awards! And who is going to award those? It's you, the audience!

So, no further appointments in between April 22nd and 27th, no party, no date. Because where will you spend your time then? That's right! In the cinema, at the La.Meko shortfilm festival! (Everybody goes: Yeeeah! Hooray!!!! Bravo!!!!! Viva La.Meko!!!!!!)


German Currents Film Festival Oct. 26-30 in Los Angeles

Mark your calendars! One of SEE FEST’s most important partners is screening new films from Germany and we want you to come!   From October 26 - 30, 2011, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles presents the 5th annual German Currents Film Festival, showcasing the best of new German cinema. Screenings will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, the Aero Theatre and the Goethe-Institut L.A.   Opening night, Wed. Oct 26 at 7:30pm, don’t miss “Almanya”, directed by Jas...

"Reading Together" Trailer

New submission to Youth Category of ÉCU 2012 – “Reading Together” tells the story of a girl She ignores her surroundings, until the moment she meets a stranger on her everyday drive to school. Could this be the first ever Youth Category winner? /// Nouvelle soumission à “Film des Jeunes Réalisateurs Européens » d’ÉCU 2012 – « Reading Together » rencontre l’histoire d’une fille qui Elle ignore ...

In case you missed the South East European Film Festival in LA last May...

For those who didn’t see the 2011 South East European Film Festival (SEE FEST) last May, I thought I’d recap a few of my favorite films. Me, My Gypsy Family, and Woody Allen was a humorous and moving 2009 documentary about the Halilović family’s move from caravans into a permanent apartment, and the daughter Laura’s intent on being a filmmaker rather than getting married at 18, as her mother and relatives expected. Halilović’s family had lived in caravans in Italy sin...

Special Entries - Select Calls: Country Specific

Special thematic approach this year for short films from the following countries: Polish, french, German, Spanish, Italian, all Baltic States We are specifically looking for entries from these countries to work with our cultural partners and to highlight exeptional quality and artistic merit in European short film production. If you have made a film in any of these countries (even if you do not reside there) we want to see it. As with all entries the ideal length should be betw...

The German Film Music Day in Cannes May 21

Film music made in Germany - At the 60th Film Festival in Cannes, Monday May 21 2007, is given over to German film music. The guest of honour of GERMAN FILM MUSIC is the film music composer Klaus Doldinger, who wrote the score for the films THE BOAT, THE NEVER ENDING STORY and others.   The German Film Music Day is organised by Soundtrack_Cologne and mediamusic:nrw, and presented by the Composers' Club - Deutscher Komponistenverband and the German Composers Association in cooperation with ...

Meet the Germans the German Pavilion

The Cannes International Film Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. German Films and FOCUS Germany will be presenting their services together in the "German Pavilion".  The meeting point in the "International Village" of the "Marché du Film" is a popular destination for all accredited industry delegates during the festival. Situated right by the beach and next to the Festival Palais, the German Pavilion is a great place for a short stop-over...

21 german films to screen in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival will see German Films presenting 21 new German films and highlights from Next Generation 1998-2007 at the Marché du Film on behalf of German producers and sales agents. The program will be opened on Friday, May 18, with HOUSE OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTIES (DAS HAUS DER SCHLAFENDEN SCHOENEN) by Vadim Glowna. The sidebar will be rounded off on Wednesday, May 23 with a compilation of highlights from NEXT GENERATION 1998-2007. Also showing are: * To The Limit (Am Limit) by Pe...

"Next Generation" programme of German shorts to be presented for the tenth time in Cannes

For the tenth time, German Films will be presenting a programme of shorts with new student productions under the banner of "Next Generation 2007" during this year's Cannes Film Festival. The jubilee edition of "Next Generation" will be presented to a professional international audience on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 20.00h in the STAR Cinema. An expert jury selected thirteen shorts from twelve German filmschools for "Next Generation 2007": ANALOG BROTHER by Falk P...