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The International Black Film Festival of Nashville Calling

15TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL Sept. 30-Oct. 4 2020 The International Black Film Festival is proud to celebrate 15 years in 2020. While the world is trying to get back to some level of normalcy from the spread of COVID-19, we want to continue our mission to provide relief to content creators by extending our platform, virtually, to inspire and inform.  What better way for us to do this than to create a live, virtual Interview Series that features one-on-one, special conve...

6th International Festival Signs of the Night is now live in Bangkok

The "International Festival Signs of the Night" uses the media of documentaries and short films to deliver specific information, inside views, and problematics of our societies today. A critical approach is preferred, dealing with social, political, psychological, philosophical, and technological problematics. The aim is to offer knowledge and to create cultural tolerance. The festival prefers films, which also artistically reflect on the possibilities of reality representation and m...

Horsham Film Festival 2021 - Call for Entries!

After a fantastic debut in 2019 and an equally fantastic follow up in 2020, we’re looking forward to seeing your films and celebrating them in 2021! The Horsham Film Festival celebrates not only local, West Sussex based talent but also looks further afield to celebrate films from all over the UK. We want to see films from everyone – whether you are a filmmaker who has already won awards at other film festivals or a first-time filmmaker looking to start developing your skills. Th...

Punto y Raya Festival postponed until October 2021

Dear friends,   As we carefully traverse the global state of affairs, perhaps we can spend some of our isolation time turning our gaze inward to ponder about audiovisual art in its purest state: Form, Colour, Motion, Sound. PUNTO Y RAYA launches at the top of its voice the ninth INTERNATIONAL CALL open to Abstract / Non-Representational Short Films. Registration is free and online, and the deadline is August ...

Willem Dafoe to feature on the poster of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

The poster was created by the San Sebastian studio Patio based on an image by the photographer Martin Schoeller The North American actor Willem Dafoe (Appleton, Wisconsin, 1955) will feature on the poster of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition, to run from September 18-26. In 2018 the Festival launched a new line of posters with a composition combining photography and illustration and presided over by a figure from contemporary cinema. The actress Isabelle Huppert opened the serie...

The Montreal International Documentary Festival announces a 3-week hybrid edition!

    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to announce that this year’s festival will be a hybrid event lasting three weeks, from November 12 to December 2. While protecting the festival’s essential character as a meeting place, and retaining the option of holding public events, the RIDM will present an original and extended online section.   “Screening films in theatres is, more than ever, the raison d’être guiding the ...

France this year's guest country for ‘New World View’ section at 16th Zurich Film Festival -

France to be this year’s guest country We wish the Grande Nation of culture a ‘Joyeux Anniversaire’ today as she celebrates her birthday. And we also have a surprise in store for Francophiles everywhere: we’re set to honour French cinema in the 16th Zurich Film Festival’s ‘New World View’ section, where we’ll screen the works of a whole generation of young cineastes who portray a multi-cultural country with an impressive narrative urgency.&n...

Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema will run an hybrid version

A tribute to Federico Fellini in the centenary of his birth between shows and projections Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema from 25th September to 4th October  Confirmed the event’s dates, it will take place in a hybrid form spread in the city between real and virtual appointments   Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema, one of the flagship events of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, will take place from 25th Septembe...

Film Fest Ghent reveals campaign poster for 47th corona-proof edition

Preparations FFG2020 (13 > 24 Oct) continue seamlessly More than four months ahead of the festival, Film Fest Ghent is releasing the campaign poster of its 47th edition: this year it is a double portrait of film icon Romy Schneider and German actor August Diehl, referring to the focus on German cinema in this year's festival programme. During the festival edition in October, safety first will be our motto and we will take into account all the measures against the corona viru...

War on Screen Festival reveals its posters

    Find out who is on our poster this year ! Come and see us ! From 29th September to 4th October, let’s meet at the 8th War on Screen International Film Festival in Châlons-en-Champagne.     ...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Proud to support our community - Volume 924

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER SINCE 1995! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION Welcome to the N°924 release of our weekly newsletter View in your browser Featuring news from AFM, Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian, Venice, Pula, French Riviera fest, Worldfest Houston, and many more great events which could become your next festival destination.   Our Newsletters documenting the festivals experience reach 196 000 subscribers:  Email us to be featured ...

Beyond Borders Festival highlights

“Beyond Borders”, a Celebration of Cinema and Culture on the edge of the Aegean Sea A celebration of cinema and culture will be set up for the 5th consecutive year on the edge of the Aegean Sea, on the idyllic island of Castellorizo, Greece. The 5th "Beyond Borders" International Documentary Festival to be held from August 23rd to August 30th is going to make once again Castellorizo the point where documentaries meet History and Culture. Th...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020

Organized by the Human Rights Watch, the annual film festival is one of the most important international issue-oriented film festivals providing up to date, mostly empirically based, documentation on current human rights issues throughout the world. The Human Rights Watch was organized in 1978 with European and Central Asia Divisions which are complemented now by Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, North Africa, and United States sections. The topics covered, with research and regular reports, ...

67th Pula Film Festival postponed to September at last minute

  The Pula Film Festival  has been called off a few days before it was due to start on 18 July. On 10 July Croatian authorities ordered both the Pula Film Festival and the Motovun Film Festival to call off their summer events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In this extraordinary social moment, the health of the audiences, guests, filmmakers, and media representatives is our joint and only priority; and the Festival needs to adjust the progra...

Cannes Classics 2020 program announced

For the 17th consecutive year, here is the program of the classic cinema section of the Cannes Festival. Restored prints, celebrations and documentaries will be programmed. In the Mood for Love © DR   Since the beginning of the 2000s, when we were still unaware that the relation of contemporary cinema to its own memory would be shaken up by the emerging appe...

Line-up for Open Doors films screening online and in theaters is announced

Open Doors, the Locarno Film Festival section that each year explores the cinemas of countries in the Global South and East, fostering the development of a collaborative, independent local film scene, is pleased to announce its program of screenings for audiences at Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films. Even in this exceptional year, Open Doors will hold true to its core mission with Open Doors Screenings which will take place online, plus a new, ad hoc ...

Final line-up of 43 short films for Pardi di domani is announced

The final selection of titles that from 5 to 15 August will compete in the short films section Pardi di domani has been announced. During the special edition Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films, the shorts will be available for viewing online throughout Switzerland and the rest of the world, with theatrical screenings in Locarno and Muralto. Twelve titles will be in the national competition, while the other thirty-one will compete for the international ...

American Film Market 2020 Resets as Online Event

 AMERICAN FILM MARKET® RESETS 2020 EDITION AS ONLINE EVENT   The American Film Market (AFM®) will bring its 2020 edition online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced today. AFM 2020 Online will run over five days, Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13, shifting one week later than originally scheduled, so as not to overlap with Election Day in the United States. This year will be the 41st marke...

Cine Las Americas 2020 Virtual Showcase Begins Today

  Ready for Weekend One? Cine Las Americas International Film Festival and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center are excited to offer the CLA 2020 Virtual Showcase (July 16-19 & 23-26) straight to our communities' homes! All programs are available for free and registration is still open. See you on the internet! REGISTER FOR THE FILMS 1) Visit cinelasamericas.org to browse titles with their dates, and times. 2) Select the films you would like to watch and...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2020 Finalist Shorts

Festival to Feature Online Screenings on September 18 and 19, Women Filmmakers Panel and Virtual Gala Awards Ceremony, Live from the Beverly Hills Hotel The second annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to announce the finalist shorts of the 2020 competition, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.   The festival that celebrates short film and short-form content from around the globe wil...

Gipuzkoa Coopera promotes cinema workshops to give a voice to students at risk of social exclusion

Almost 250 students from Argentina have participated since 2017 in this project promoted by the San Sebastian Festival and Gipuzkoa Provincial Council Some 250 young people have participated in the Gipuzkoa Coopera cinema workshops, a cooperation project promoted by the San Sebastian Festival and Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, the aim of which is to foster audiovisual creation in schools with girl and boy students at risk of social exclusion.  For years now, different Development NGOs hav...

Telluride Film Festival cancels September 2020 edition

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47TH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL CANCELLED  DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC   After months of intense due diligence around physically holding an event, we’ve come to the heartbreaking but unanimous conclusion to cancel this year’s Labor Day celebration of film in Telluride.    While there will be those who might say they’re not surprised by it, that this was inevitable, we beg to differ. It didn’t have to be this way. Until the past week or so, we had...

MBff Jury

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We are happy to announce the Jury of our Mobile Blockbuster film festival - the only in Kazakhstan festival of movies capture on smartphone. They are:   President of the Jury: Askar Uzabayev, Kazakhstan  Film director, screenwriter, producer (movies 'Cocktail for the Star', 'Ninety one', 'Daugther-in-law is also a human 1-2' and others) Bakhydzhan Mussatayev, director of 'Chaplin Cinemas' cinemas network, Kazakhstan (or Dmitriy Kiriyen...

Early Bird Deadline ends July20: happy submitting to Your Script Produced! International Script Competition

Hollywood's Unparalleled Premier Script Competition! Founded / Sponsored & Financed by Doval Bacall under his Production Banner Doval Bacall Films LLC. Sponsor will fund, develop, package and produce the Ultimate Grand Prize Winners! GUARANTEED! Over $350,000.00 in Production / Cash / Awards & Prizes * Feature Grand Prize winner Produced for $250,000.00! *Tv pilot Grand Prize winner Produced for $10,000.00! *Short Script Grand Prize winner Produced for $10,000.00! *Ul...

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York Calling, with early bird July 15th

  Submissions are now open for the eight edition of SR Socially Relevant™Film Festival New York scheduled March 15-21, 2021. Close to 400 films from 35 countries have screened to date. The festival's seventh edition took place online from June 18-28 with LIVE "Meet the Filmmakers" sessions that you can see here. An international jury of 25 professionals picked the winners of SRFF 2020. Spokespersons of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY include Amy Goodman of ...
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