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Windrider Film Forum goes Virtual starting June 27

Windrider Bay Area Film Forum (windriderbayarea.org) is excited to announce its program of curated short films and conversations with filmmakers, now open to a worldwide audience through its virtual format. This year’s Windrider Virtual Film Forum will be shown via open streaming; access is free to anyone who registers to attend at windriderbayarea.org. Terri Bullock, Director of Windrider shares, “For ten years, Windrider has hosted live events in the San Francisc...

Docaviv announces Israeli Competition, festival to take place in a hybrid form in 2020

The 22nd edition of the Academy Award qualifying Docaviv Film Festival is set to take place in Tel Aviv from September 3-12 after being postponed from its original date in May due to coronavirus. This year’s festival will take on a hybrid format, with both online and physical screenings - all in compliance with social distancing guidelines. Audience events will take place both indoors and outdoors throughout the city, as well as on the festival’s website, whereas industry events ar...

2020 Sacramento French Film Festival/Virtual Edition full program, opening with The Mystery of Henri Pick

  2020 Poster by Dane Henas Design More about the 19th SFFF HERE! 19th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL VIRTUAL EDITION: 10 DAYS, 10 FILMS JUNE 19-28, 2020   OFFICIAL FILM SELECTION ACCESS OUR VIRTUAL VIEWING PLATFORM HERE!           We are pleased to finally announce the Official Film Selection of the 2020 Sacramento French Film Festival/Virtual Edition, starting next Friday, June 19 and continuing till Sunday, June 28. You can f...

Future of LA in VISION 2030 with EMMY Nom & It’s a Microcosm

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent For a while now we’ve been thrilled to follow filmmaker Betsy Kalin and her remarkable camera's eye. Kalin, who we found through the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) years ago when Carol Marshall and staffers set up these great indie filmmaker roundtables, previously filmed an East LA exploration, that you can find on her IMDb page, along with her other films. You can find her bio here. For 2020, s...

French Riviera Film Festival Inks Licensing Deal With ShortsTV

  FRFF 2019 Awards Ceremony   French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) has signed a licensing agreement with  UK based ShortsTV, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company, to present select winning and finalist shorts from its 2019 competition on the channel’s North American platforms beginning next year, the announcement was made today by FRFF co-founders Nicole Goesseringer Muj and Gotham Chandna.   “We fo...

919 ! THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Proud to support our community - Volume 919

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER SINCE 1995! Welcome to the N°919 release of our weekly newsletter View in your browser This edition features breaking news from Cannes, Cannes Marché du Film Online, Locarno, Calgary, Evolution Mallorca, Beyond Borders,  Macau, FID Marseille, Palm Springs,  AFI, Sheffield Docs, Brooklyn, Ramsgate, Lucca, Krakow, SXSW, Tribeca, WorldFest Houstonand many more! Our Newsletters documenting the festivals experi...

Focus on Heritage Online the new Locarno Film Festival initiative

Heritage Online is a new Locarno Film Festival initiative: a digitally based service dedicated to extending the outreach and distribution of Heritage Films through Video on Demand, expanding the range of titles offered by such services.   What is Heritage Online?  1. A year-round database of international film heritage, where VOD broadcasters will be able to watch available titles, see detailed technical information including availability of films in the various territor...

Call For Entries For MWFIFF - EXTENDED Regular Deadline ENDS In 3 Days

Anup Jalota Presents 3rd- MWFIFF 2020 Regular Deadline Ends in 3 DAYS !!! EXTENDED Regular Deadline ENDS ON- 15th JUNE 2020 Event Date 7th & 8th of Nov 2020 Submit your Films & Music Videos NOW Submissions Link: http://mwfiff.com http://filmfreeway.com/MWFIFF http://festhome.com/f/4015 Anup Jalota FilmFreeway Festhome WFCN Moonwhite Films Inte

Evolution48hr Film Competition will take place in Palma de Mallorca from October 23rd-29th, 2020

  Hi Filmmakers,    The 9th EMIFF will take place in Palma de Mallorca from October 23rd-29th, 2020.   We are thrilled to announce that 2020 brings with it the launch of our very own international 48 hour film competition EMIFF48HR taking place on October 9th -11th 2020. The famous format gives participants 48 hours to wri...

CUFF Announces 2020 Online Festival Lineup

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This year’s festival includes three world premieres and 22 feature films     The Calgary Underground Film Festival has announced its lineup for the 17th edition of the festival. Originally scheduled to take place in April, like many other festivals around the world, CUFF has shifted to an online model for the 2020 edition. From June 22-28 CUFF fans will have the opportunity to get their eyes on the newest genre-defying independent films not streaming anywhere else, and ensure...

Dates announced for FID Marseille 22-26 July! / FIDLab 6-10 July 2020

With all our heart to the events that have been forced to cancel or go entirely online, we are in solidarity with their forced decisions and salute their work and their formidable reactivity.   After many hypotheses, after implementation in various forms already under way - and all this will only have been possible thanks to the unconditional support of all our public partners, whom we would like to thank warmly and whose constancy and complicity we would like to salute - allow us to ...

Palm Springs 2020 ShortFest Official Selection

You don't want to miss this. During these life-changing times of social and political unrest, it is exceedingly difficult to feel celebratory. Through these feelings, however, we remain firm believers that "movies are the most powerful empathy machines," as Roger Ebert once called them. Watching and sharing cinema from different parts of the world, from different, diverse perspectives is especially necessary today, and that's something we must continue to do.   We are...

AFI Unveils 59 Films from 11 Countries & 61 Percent by Women, Plus Lee Grant as Honoree 

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Everything you thought you knew about Lee Grant is not everything there is to know about this longstanding player, and the stats from AFI Docs are interesting this year... Read on. The American Film Institute has revealed its full slate of films being presented online for the AFI DOCS 2020 festival. The lineup features 59 films from 11 countries and 12 virtual World Premieres, with 61% of the films directed by women, 25% by POC directors and 14...

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces its Official Selection for 2020

Sheffield Doc/Fest reveals its line-up – 115 films of all lengths, spanning 50 countries around the world and representing 49 spoken languages. 22 UK productions included.   The official selection for 2020 includes 31 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres, 5 European Premieres and 40 UK Premieres.   Festival Director Cíntia Gil said: “This year’s programme brings together various cinematic          &nb...

Festival La Rochelle Cinéma (FEMA) highlights

Festival La Rochelle Cinéma (FEMA) is unable to be held in the cinemas of La Rochelle on the scheduled dates, but we are doing all we can for this 48th edition to exist in various forms. First of all, on line, in partnership with LaCinetek, whose first cine-club we hosted last July with Suspiria presented by Dario Argento. From next 26 June to 5 July, nine films from the Roberto Rossellini and René Clément retrospectives in the 2020 programme...

2020 Brooklyn Film Festival – 149 films online for free, foinal day for your, votes

23rd BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL ran May 29 – June 7, 2020   VOTE FOR AUDIENCE AWARDS | FILM LINEUP   *Voting Closes Today (JUNE 7) at 12PM (EST)   2020 WINNERS:   BEST IN CATEGORY, SPIRIT, AND OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS   Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the Brooklyn Film Festival awards the winners with cash, products, and services.   PRIZES SPONSORED BY: ABELCINE, XENO LIGHTS, BE ELECTRIC, SOBRE VISTA RESORT, WNET, ...

Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema postponed in autumn

The dates to enter the Feature Film and Short Film Competitions are postponed to 31 August Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema postponed in autumn Revealed the poster dedicated to Federico Fellini on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his birth Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema, one of the core events of the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Foundation, has been postponed in autumn due to the international health emergency, in a Festival scattered across virtual and ...

Revelation announces Couched Online Film Festival

  Revelation Film Festival hasn't spent the COVID lockdown twiddling its thumbs and eating Tim Tams and instead is planning both an online event in July and a physical festival later this year. Couched will run online via Eventive from 9-19 July and will present a selection of features and documentaries from across the world, including a number of premieres. “We exist to show films, and that’s something we will continue to do. Mo...

Marché du Film - Online Panels and Keynotes - Day by Day - June 22 - 26

June 22, 2020  Market Panel - ​'Independent Streamers reply to a crisis' ⁠June 22, 2020, 16:00 - 17:00 GMT+2 The COVID Pandemic has impacted all aspects of the film and media industry. However, independent digital initiatives have rapidly bloomed across the world not only to deliver precious films to a stranded audience, but also to support local cinemas, distributors and producers through a range of innovative ideas. With Filmin (Spain), Kino Now / Kino Mar...

Fifth annual IFFAM to take place with theme of “A Celebration Of Life & The Big Screen”, online submissions open on June 15

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS ∙ MACAO (IFFAM) SETS 2020 DATES AS DEC 3-8   Fast-rising film festival International Film Festival & Awards. Macao (IFFAM) today announced that the dates for its fifth annual event have been set as Dec 3-8 in the city of Macao, China. Online submissions will open for film makers starting June 15 at iffamacao.com/submissions.   The festival will present a full programme of features and shorts and, in a year which has seen the ...

918 ! THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Proud to support our community - Volume 918

  THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER SINCE 1995! Welcome to the N°918 release of our weekly newsletter View in your browser This edition features breaking news from Cannes, Cannes Marché du Film Online, SXSW, Moscow, Mostra, Udine, Ramsgate, Tribeca, Annecy, MIFA,  Berlin, Sundance, JCC, Panama, Udine, Dok.fest München Docslisboa, Ficci Frames, Your Script Produced, Panama, Huesca and many more! Our Newsletters documenting the fe...

Ramsgate 2020 Festival ready for the online experience with free screenings of a spectacular line-up

The best in independent cinema to audiences’ homes as movie theatres remain closed or struggle to draw crowds in most parts of the world  THE 2020 LINE UP HAS BEEN REVEALED The tragedies of the Coronavirus pandemic have led to public events being cancelled or postponed worldwide. And it is vital to abide by the recommendations from governments and the scientific community. So stay at home if your country still demands it and respect social distancing if lockdown mea...

Udine Far East Film Festival will kick off online on MYmovies.it from June 26 to July 4

UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 22 The 22nd edition of the Udine Far East Film Festival has been officially announced today. A revolutionary edition that will take place entirely online on MYmovies.it from June 26 to July 4! A line-up of 46 films (including 4 world premieres) and a ton of other content. Things kick off on June 26 with Korean action movie Ashfall. ...

4th Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival - 11-14 June 2020

  Our film festival switches to online live-streaming amid global Corona crisis - June 11-14, 2020     The best in independent cinema to audiences’ homes as movie theatres remain closed or struggle to draw crowds in most parts of the world 

International Thai Film Festival 2020

International Thai Film Festival 2020 (ITFF2020) is open for submissions! (short film, feature film, animation and music video) Submit your production via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/thaifilmfest or via FestHome: https://festhome.com/en/festival/international-thai-film-festival Website: https://www.thaifilmfestival.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thaifilmfest  
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