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48th IFFR reveals the full line-up for its features in Bright Future

Still: Manta Ray International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 january- 3 february 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) reveals the complete selection of feature films in its Bright Future section, the festival’s home for upcoming filmmakers with their own style and vision. Of these 47 films from all over the world, 19 are world premieres, 10 are international premieres and 1 is a European premiere. All feature film debuts that have their world or international premiere in Brig...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2019: Coming of Age

    Perspektive Deutsches Kino is coming of age. For the past 18 years, the Berlinale has dedicated itself with this section to supporting promising German filmmakers and talents who are self-confidently searching for their own form of artistic expression.   “It was a good idea when I took office 18 years ago to devote a new section of the Berlinale called Perspektive Deutsches Kino to a young generation of German filmmakers. This commitment to German cinema was first ...

Introducing BANFF's 2019 Content Advisory Board - International industry leaders to guide 40th festival programming

  Announcing our  2019 Content Advisory Board We’re proud to introduce the Banff World Media Festival's 2019 Content Advisory Board, an esteemed group of international industry leaders who will be working with our content team to help guide programming for the 40th anniversary of the festival this June. Jeff Alpern President The Alpern Group ...

Here's the programme for Göteborg Film Festival 2019!

The programme for the 42nd Göteborg Film Festival, the largest film festival in the Nordic countries, has been announced. The festival will show 376 films from 83 countries during 11 intense days, January 25 –February 4. In addition there will be seminars, panels, parties and live music. Göteborg Film Festival hosts the Audentia Award Göteborg Film Festival will host the Audentia Award for 2019. The Award, instigated by Eurimages, has previously been presented at ...

The Mensile and Biennale International Film Festival of Bengal

The Mensile and Biennale International Film Festival of Bengal International Film Festival of Bengal, also known as Bengal Mensile (meaning monthly) has just been launched. The film festival aims to create a platform for independent Cinema in Bengal, to be showcased along with global cinema. Beside this, Bengal Mensile also provides a Film Market for buyers, distributors, exhibitors, etc. IFFB has just begun, as an online monthly event, and the annual event will be a physical one, to be held...

RIFF: Second list of films released

Rajasthan International Film Festival : Second list of films released; check our previous release Somendra Harsh, Director and Founder of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), today released the second list of films to be screened at the event, which takes place in the state capital, Jaipur, during January 19-23. The films include: TV Actor Ashish Sharma (of Rajasthan) starrer Khejdi, by Rachita Films, about a transgender person, Directed by Rohit Dwivedi ...

Matsalu Nature Film Festival calling

The 17th MAFF | Matsalu Nature Film Festival will be held on September 18-22, 2019 in Lihula, Pärnu and Haapsalu, Estonia.   THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN!   We look forward to creative wildlife and environmental documentaries from all over the world!   SUBMISSON ENDS MAY 1st!   Read more and submit here: filmfreeway.com/matsalufilm   For further information please do not hesitate to visit our website:  matsalufilm.ee/en or email us...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2019 Call for Entries

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 15th edition of the festival which will take place from the 16th to the 20th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Deadline is the 6th of May.     Selected feature films will compete for Grossmann’s most prestigious award, the Vicious Cat.     Selected short films will compete for the  Slak'...

Talking Pictures With David Ansen Head of Programming for the Palm Springs Film Festival

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I got to speak with David Ansen formerly a major critic for many years, and Artistic Director of the LA Film Festival, and now Head of Programming for the Palm Springs Film Festival about new trends.   Marla:How has the industry and the films changed?    David:  When i started everything was on film and now it is digital…There is so much more content, it is much harder to get an audiences attention. Good films can get lost in the shuffle. We used to have great film...

RIFF selections

RIFF selections Here are some of the films selected for the Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, January 19-23: Short Film "#AkhbaarWala (The #Newspaper #Vendor)" India, | Hindi | 14 min, Directors: #AnandSinghChouhan & #SayedSharafatAli, Produced by #DSChauhan. Hindi Short Film "#BLURRED" India l Hindi | 16 min Director: #Raghav Sharma & #Madhav Bairathi, Produced by #DevanshAhuja. Short Film "#AdhuraAntariksha" India | Hi...

The 14th Forum Expanded is moving to a new location: The silent green Kulturquar

The 14th Forum Expanded: New spaces, more time The Fine Thread of Deviation. Installation von/by: Evan Calder Williams, Anne Low. Foto/photo: © Evan Calder Williams, Anne Low The 14th Forum Expanded is moving to a new location: The silent green Kulturquartier will open a new Berlin exhibition venue and the Forum Expanded group exhibition, which has been taking place annually since 2006, will be the inaugural event. The 1600 square meter Betonhalle on the grounds of the former Weddi...

Diorama encouraged by Rahul Rawail, Shaji Karun

Diorama encouraged by Rahul Rawail, Shaji Karun The first Diorama International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held from the 14th to the 20th of January, 2019, at the Siri Fort Auditoria, New Delhi. Here’s how and why the organisers came up with this uncommon name: The word "diorama" originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device, from the French, in 1822. The word literally means "through that which is seen", from the Greek di- "through" + orama &q...

17th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF 2019) begins January 10

The 17th Pune International Film Festival aka PIFF 2019 will be held in Pune, Maharashtra, India from January 10-18. The festival is organised by the Pune Film Foundation and the Maharashtra Government under the guidance of Festival Director Dr. Jabbar Patel, a renowned filmmaker. Other eminent personalities involved in PIFF 2019 are Samar Nakhate who is the Artistic Director, and the PIFF Selection Committee members - Makrand Sathe, Satish Alekar and Abhijit Randive. PIFF...

2019 Festival Circuit opening Strong - Volume 848 Palm Springs Sundance Kustendorf and Santa Barbara ...

Filmfestivals.com Newsletter View Email in browser Wishing you a happy new year on the festival circuit! Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 196 000 subscribers from 200€ email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:            &...

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Visual Identity

Greatness is rarely birthed in places of comfort. As the saying goes, “No risk, no reward.” Whereas comfort is often born, bred, and laid to rest in one place, risk is an expedition into infinity. It is, as Sundance Institute President and Founder Robert Redford has said, “the catalyst that propels you forward,” and the beacon that guides artists back to their core. In many ways, risk is the unlikely hero that unites artist and audience. Risk binds us. For an artist to ...

15 years after its last IFFI, Delhi gets its Diorama

15 years after its last IFFI, Delhi gets its Diorama After hosting the 34th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in October 2003, Delhi lost its place to Panaji, Goa, which is the venue for IFFIs since then, beginning with the 35th, in November-December 2004. One man who was associated with several editions of IFFI Goa, first as Deputy Director in the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and later as the CEO of the Entertainment Society of Goa ...

Filmfestivals.com' Bruno Chatelin returns to Fantasporto Jury

I am so proud and happy to return as jury member (for the 3rd time here) in the magnificent city of Porto. ...in the good company of my old friends Mario and Beatriz ...

5th Rajasthan International Film Festival’s poster unveiled

5th Rajasthan International Film Festival’s poster unveiled Rajasthan’s Tourism Minister, Mr. Vishvendra Singh, launched the poster of the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) today at the Ministry’s Secretariat. The festival will take place from the19th to the 23rd of January. On this occasion, Somendra Harsh, founder of the festival, Anshu Harsh, Director of the Festival, and member of the Advisor Committee and Chairman of the Forti Women’s Wing, Ranoo N...

Seattle 2019 Calling for the 45th edition

The 45th Annual Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 2019 January 4, 2019 - Late submission February 1, 2019 - Extended (Withoutabox submissions only!) SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. The Seattle International Film Festival is presented each year from mid-May to mid-Jun...

Audiences delighted and shocked: Day 3 at Weihnachtsfilmfestival Berlin

(Day 3, © Teresa Vena/Weihnachtsfilmfestival2018)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   ...

The 2019 Palm Springs Film International Festival kicks off today

The Palm Springs Film International Festival kicks off today with a morning screening of “Cinema Paradiso” which it featured in its first installment 30 years ago. To celebrate the Festival’s 30 year Anniversary, 30 retrospective films that were highlighted at the festival and helped put the festival on the map as one of the top film festivals in America, and the world. Will be shown free of charge to the public.    The festival has continued to grow with its worl...

35th Annual KidFilm® Family Festival announces the schedule of events

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The USA Film Festival announces SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for the 35th Annual KidFilm® Family Festival January 19-20, 2019   DALLAS – The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 35th Annual KidFilm® Family Festival taking place Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas.  All programs will be presented FREE to the community.   K...

Berlinale Poster 2019 the bear is out again

  When the Berlin International Film Festival takes place from February 7 to 17, 2019, Berlin will again be under the sign of the bear.   After years of mystery, the current series of motifs will reveal the secret behind the Berlinale’s heraldic animal. According to Festival Director Dieter Kosslick, “The individuals you’ll see emerging from the bears’ fuzzy fur epitomise for us all those who have made the Berlinale the biggest audience film festival in the...
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