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Amazing Films at 15th Annual Film Fest Sept. 24-27     ​ 

Click for Schedule and Ticketing Info   OPENING NIGHT FILMS September 24 Wake Up by Olivia Wilde Sundance Film Beast Beast             Short film: Wake Up (10:16) USA; Olivia Wilde; Florida Premiere   In a short film directed by Olivia Wilde, Margaret Qualley stars as a woman awakened to a world she doesn't recognize, one...

The 12th Annual Hola México Film Festival will Take Place Virtually

The 12th Annual Hola México Film Festival to Take Place Virtually In-Partnership with PANTAYA September 11-20 during Hispanic Heritage Month   Unveils Official Poster by México City-based Muralist Mauricio Groenewold González   Opening film “Chicuarotes” by the Renowned Mexican Actor, Director, and Producer Gael Garcia Bernal   Providing Cinephiles the Opportunity to Watch the Best in Mexican Cinema While Staying Safe at Home, for an I...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2020 program will be online

Keeping our guests safe and sound is a top priority for us, so we have decided to move the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2020 program entirely online. For the last week in November, global film industry representatives will be invited to apply for access to all events, project pitches and films regardless of their geographical location. Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the industry strand affiliated to Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has decided to move online comp...

Zurich Film Fest offers carte blanche for 5 other festivals presenting one film from each

In a sign of solidarity for other Swiss film festivals that were unable to implement their physical edition, the Zurich Film Festival offers Nyon, Locarno, Neuchâtel, Basel and Freiburg a carte blanche to present a film as part of the ZFF’s “Solidarité Festivals” initiative. The 5 films will be presented personally by each of the festival’s respective directors.         ...

Canadian titles at FNC Montreal

QUEBEC/CANADA TITLES PREMIERING AT THE FNC The 49th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) will adopt an evolving format with online and in-person screenings. The FNC, true to form, is pleased to announce that a number of outstanding titles from Quebec and Canada will be joining the lineup. This year, our vibrant national film industries will be represented by new works from Festival regulars Bruce LaBruce, Simon Lavoie, Olivier Godin and Mike Hoolboom, along with...

The 33rd International Film Festival for Children and Youth (ICFF) goes virtual

  Rules & Regulations Due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the International Film Festival for Children and Youth (ICFF) will be held virtually from October 18th to 23rd, 2020 organised by the Iranian Organisation of Cinema and Audiovisual Affairs, Farabi Cinema Foundation and the Municipality of Isfahan.  OFFICIAL SECTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL: 1- IRANIAN CINEMA COMPETITION Feature Films Best Film Award Best Director Award Best Scr...

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces program for online festival, FIN Stream September 17-24

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival today announced the program for its new online festival, FIN Stream. Featuring 114 films in 53 screenings along with other special events, the festival will be presented from Halifax and accessible virtually throughout Atlantic Canada, September 17 to 24.  “To say 2020 has been an unusual year would be an understatement and, back in January as we began plans for our 40th Anniversary celebratory Film Festival, we had no idea it w...

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), announced today the virtual public programming for the 42nd IFP Week

Guest Speakers include Anthony Bregman, Antonio Campos, Damien Chazelle, Gina Duncan, Channing Godfrey Peoples, Ted Hope, Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss, Dawn Porter, Kristine Stolakis, Kim A. Snyder, Veena Sud, Phillip Youmans and more.  “Spotlight” Conversation Series with Radha Blank, Kirsten Johnson and more. The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), announced today the virtual public programming for the 42nd IFP Week, taking place virtually Sunday, September 20th&nbs...

2020 Toronto International Film Festival announces Industry Selects and Conference

The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10–19. Registration will close on September 2 at 11:59pm EDT.   In addition to the 50 films in Official Selection, professionals will now be able to access even more content from the comfort of their own homes. This includes films that are part of our new TIFF Industry Selects distinction, which presents up to 30 highly anticipated and carefully chosen international sales titles. These titles will be announced in an upcom...

Berlinale 2021: Festival Planned as Physical Event while EFM goes hybrid

  The Berlin International Film Festival has made its first decisions for the 2021 festival. The Berlinale 2021 is being planned as a physical festival. A hybrid model is intended for the European Film Market (EFM). The implementation of the Festival and Market will take place in accordance with the then-applicable rules and regulations, thus ensuring the greatest possible security for all guests. Adjustments in the festival structure, the film programming and the total number of invite...

Lavazza Drive-In Nights Set to Launch in Vaughan and Markham Canada

  The ICFF, presented by IC Savings, is bringing their popular Drive-In movie series to the City of Vaughan and Markham from August 31st - September 4th at the Chateau Le Jardin and Markham Fair Grounds. In  partnership with CHIN Radio/TV and the Italian Embassy of Ottawa in Canada, ICFF will feature their ‘Focus on Italy’ program, and the winner of the 2020 Lavazza Drive-In Film Festivals People’s Choice Award.   Vaughan/Markham – ICFF, presented by ...

Live from our partner Beyond Borders: the curtain of the 5th International Documentary Festival Castellorizou opened

The "Beyond Borders" International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo, opened its gates yesterday, Sunday, August 23th, 2020, with an impressive Opening Ceremony which for the fifth consecutive year welcomed artists, creators, journalist and spectators to the island with an incredible celebration focusing on the love for documentaries, history and culture. The ceremony was presented by the Festival’s flow manager Tasos Giapoutzis, while the Festival’s Artistic Director...

Berlinale 70 full Coverage report

Video COVERAGE with 113 interviews...     Photo Coverage on our facebook page   Berlinale and EFM coverage with contributions from  Claus Mueller, Alex Deleon, Laurie Gordon, Cyril Melcher, Lindsay Belinger and Bruno Chatelin   Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian interviewed by C.M. Rubin, In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian say cinemas are still c...

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival & Symposium 2020

DX2020 SNEAK PEAK With just eight weeks until Double Exposure, we’re excited to share a preview of the sessions and speakers who will shape our sixth edition. More workshops, master classes, new investigative films and one-on-one meetings are just the beginning of this...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Proud to support our community - Volume 929

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER SINCE 1995! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION Welcome to the N°929 release of our weekly newsletter View in your browser Featuring news from TIFF, Locarno, Venice, Odessa, Worldfest Houston, FID Marseille, Villerupt, FFFH, Deauville  and many more great events which could become your next festival destination.   Our Newsletters documenting the festivals experience reach 196 000 subscribers:  ...

WIP Latam to present six films from Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay

The San Sebastian Festival's new work in progress, which replaces the pioneering Films in Progress, will run online and physically on September 22, 23 and 24   Boreal by Federico Adorno (Paraguay - Mexico), Piedra Noche / Dusk Stone by Iván Fund (Argentina  - Chile), La Roya / The Rust by Juan  Sebastián Mesa (Colombia - France), El  empleado y...

Venice Production Bridge Panel Programme/ One-to-One Meetings and Sales Letter

VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE: Panel Programme/ One-to-One Meetings and  Sales Letter   With the opening night of the 77. Venice International Film Festival less than two weeks away, we like to give you some additional information about the upcoming Venice Production Bridge (VPB), organised by La Biennale di Venezia. Every year, the Venice Production Bridge is an essential meeting point among the cinema, audiovisual and VR profession...

Cucalorus Festival to expand to November 11-25

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Dear Cucalorians! We’ve spent the last four months zooming around all day, writing emergency relief and resilience grants, examining ways that we can do better at undoing racism, reinventing our rural film festivals, and even growing cucumbers to make into pickles. And wearing masks of course. Please wear masks y’all! Whoooops. What a wild, weird world. As my late friend Bob Brown said, “We are savages in a new civilization.” That phrase seems more relevant now ...

FourByFour collaboration from Revelation Perth International Film Festival breathes new life into struggling arts sector

Revelation Perth International Film Festival, in association with Tura New Music and Co3 Contemporary Dance, continues its commitment to collaborating across media forms and encouraging active film production in Western Australia in its announcement of ambitious VR/360° production, FourByFour. Through funding from Lotterywest’s COVID response grants program, Revelation will be working with local screen artists, composers, musicians, choreographers and dancers, ...

The 69th International Film Festival Mannheim Heidelberg (IFFMH) will take place November 12-22

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The IFFMH announces first details about the programme and the realisation of the festival’s 69th edition: The audience can look forward to new sections and formats. For one week a physical festival with a concentrated programme will take place in the cinemas of Mannheim and Heidelberg. This year, the debut features in the endowed competition ON THE RISE will be even more in the spotlight in order to support young filmmakers. Furthermore, the IFFMH will be of...

FNC 49th edition, Unveiling of the opening and closing film 

The 49th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) will be an evolving edition this year, both online and in person. The FNC is very pleased to announce that SOUTERRAIN by Sophie Dupuis will kick off this very special edition on Wednesday, October 7, while MY SALINGER YEAR by Philippe Falardeau will close out the festivities on Saturday, October 17. SOUTERRAIN OPENS THE FESTIVAL WITH TWO EXCEPTIONAL SCREENINGS  The 49th edition will feature a two-p...

RIFF announces its exciting 17th edition to be launched in hybrid format on 24th of September

  This year we will explore new technology and use it to bring quality cinema to an even wider audience in Iceland. We are thrilled to bring online screenings to movie lovers across the country to Keflavík, Ísafjörður and Akureyri as well as those who can normally not attend the festival such as those at sea, at hospitals and in prisons. Guests will also be able to enjoy Q&A's, discussions and more with online events. Industry Days will...

Local Sightings Film Festival 2020 Goes Virtual

  10 Days of Films and Special Events Championing Pacific Northwest Film & Media Makers Featuring over 135 short and feature films! September 18-27, 2020   Opening Night with #VanishingSeattle, Artist Spotlights with Neely Goniodsky, Danny Denial, Kiana Harris & BeautyBoiz, Plus NWFF’s 25th Anniversary on Closing Night All programs are pay-what-you-can; $0–25 sliding scale; festival passes are also available on sliding scale, as a part of N...

2020 Toronto International Film Festival announces screening venues and ticket on-sale dates

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Indoor cinemas, digital screenings, drive-ins, and open-air cinema create a community of film lovers TORONTO TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente today announced the screening venues for TIFF 2020. As previously announced, this year’s Festival is a hybrid offering of digital and in-person screenings. Festival audiences will be able to enjoy indoor screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox and at the Isabel Bader Theatre. Audiences can also experience TIFF at the following drive-ins and o...

The 69th International Film Festival Mannheim Heidelberg (IFFMH) will take place between November 12 and November 22, 2020

The 69th International Film Festival Mannheim Heidelberg (IFFMH) will take place between November 12 and November 22, 2020 With new offers, young talents and in cinemas:       The IFFMH announces first details about the programme and the realisation of the festival‘s 69th edition: The audience can look forward to new sections and formats. For one ...
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