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A few good news from the festival circuit I Bienvenue sur le blog de Bruno avec quelques news en français du circuit des festivals francophones. Laissez moi un commentaire quand vous le pouvez.


Background and Perspectives on Film Festival Consulting for your films

Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

Kino Marquee initiative has now expanded to 150 arthouse theaters

  Alamo Drafthouse & Laemmle Theaters sign on to screen Cannes-prize winning Brazilian thriller Bacurau Film Forum virtually screens Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You Future virtual theatrical releases will include new and repertory titles   Kino Lorber’s virtual theatrical exhibition initiative called Kino Marquee has now expanded to  150 arthouse theaters to screen Cannes-prize winning Brazilian thriller Bacurau. Alamo Drafthouse and Laemmle Theaters...

The 2020 Brainwash Movie Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Festival Call for Entries.

Brainwash Movies / 1675 7th Street, #23302 / Oakland, CA 94623-6009 / 510 836-3210 /               2020 Call for Entries   And now offering a one year FREE subscription to VideoMaker Magazine for all entrants! (See below). FULLY JURIED.     “On Time” Entries: Shorts $35, Features $80 by May 1st, 2020 (postmarked or en...

COVID-19 update: Calcutta International Short Film Festival 2020 postponed

Calcutta International Short Film Festival 2020 Postponed in light of COVID- 19 Pandemic   Event Originally Scheduled on June 19 – 21, 2020 at Basushree Cinema, Kolkata (India) PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   31st March, 2020 - Kolkata, India:  This is an unprecedented time in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the health of our loved one, the businesses we rely upon, and the way we live our daily lives. As we all continue to navigate thro...

COVID-19 update: The 46th Seattle International Film Festival is cancelled

Happy to support our friends from Seatle who sent us this message.   Dear SIFF Community,   We announced just over a week ago that due to the coronavirus crisis, we closed the cinemas and canceled the 46th Seattle International Film Festival(planned May 14 - June 7, 2020). There is no way to sugarcoat the fact that we also had to lay off all employees, with the exception of a small cadre who will be working reduced hours. We thank our employees for their excellent service ...

COVID-19 update: The june 2020 Sheffield Doc/Fest edition will take a new form

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we announce that this year’s edition will not take place in its original form. Our pitching forums, the MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Talent Market, will both proceed in June via virtual means. As part of a series of weekends throughout the Autumn, we aim to present film screenings, talks, panels, artists’ events and community engagement activities. We will announce a full programme in due course. Doc/Fest is an essential moment for the ...

Is this a curse or something nice you can say in the current COVID-19 context?

Someone I do not like recently wrote this, and shocked me: she wrote to me in the context of Covid-19 symptoms "Feel better from being sick soon ! " Wondering what YOU think wheter you think it is a decent think to say, nice thing to say or just a curse, Google translate into french sounded like a threat, a curse :-) It would help me if you could take the poll and give your opinion   ...

Three of the Top Casino Movies of All Time

Throughout the years gambling and especially the casino environment has inspired many writers and movie makers providing us with many storylines that captivate our imaginations.   The chance to win life-changing fortunes, maybe risking everything to do so draws the viewers, as does ‘getting one over’ the big (and quite often corrupt) big guys sets the scene for some really entertaining hours, and of course there is that luxurious feel to many successful movies where the beau...

COVID-19 positive update: The Movies that Matter Festival 2020 goes Online

  In connection with the Corona crisis, the Movies that Matter Festival 2020 will not take place this year in The Hague, but online! Seventeen of the selected festival films will be available online at in the near  future . On the  website of Movies that Matter we publish interviews with filmmakers from around the world. Thi...

COVID-19 update: CineEurope be postponed to early august

  CineEurope 2020 (initially planned for June 22-25, 2020) is rescheduled to August  3-6 in Barcelona. The 29th Edition of CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations from Hollywood and European studios, cinematic technologies and innovations, and educational seminars to keep your business up-to-date on the latest industry trends. Network with over 3,500+ industry peers from distribution and exhibition...

My featured interview at Indie Entertainment Magazine – AFM 2019

Indie Entertainment Magazine unveiled its 2019 AFM edition an exclusive interview with Bruno Chatelin, founder of     Catching Up With Bruno Chatelin, co-Founder/COO,   By Nicole Muj   1.Bruno, you are a champion of global film and filmmakers. How did you first start on this journey?   I have a marketing background (HEC business school) and was working at JWT, an international advertising agency for the LUX toilet...

Former Cannon co-founder Yoram Globus and his son announce a 50 Million Dollar Film Slate Deal

legendary producer & distributor Yoram Globus, who is the former President of MGM and The Cannon Group, has secured $50 million in financing with his son Ori Globus to launch the Los Angeles based production and distribution company Rebel Way Entertainment. Their thriller feature film TENSION is in production now, which is written by Scott Milam and directed by famed SAW horror franchise director Darren Lynn Bousman, who is currently in post-production of the 2020 "SAW IX" R...

Where have all the great Christmas films gone?

Festive flicks like Last Christmas have been hugely successful at the box office, but the biggest movies aren't always the best. Christmas films are in higher demand than ever before.  There’s one problem, though: the recent ones just aren’t very good. Take Last Christmas, the Paul Feig-directed romantic comedy starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, which was released in November. Despite being panned by the critics the George Michael-inspired flick has been...

Director David Yates returns after Fantastic Beasts 3 Cast Confirmed

Fantastic Beasts fans will be delighted to know that a third installment of the franchise is on the cards and another look at the Wizarding World is soon to be expected. There’s been some important information given out regarding the cast and David Yates the director. Furthermore, there are some plot details alluded to as well due to the fact that this movie might be shot in some rather fancy locations around the world. Read till the end of the article as we will also give out the date o...

HIFF39 Festival Award Winners Plus Newly Created Made in Hawai‘i HIFF Production Fund to Launch in 2020

MOLOKA‘I BOUND wins Best Made in Hawai‘i Film, DOWN ON THE STREET IN WAIKIKI wins 2nd Place; 37 SECONDS wins KAU KA HŌKŪ Award with Honorable Mentions for HEARTS AND BONES and THEY SAY NOTHING STAYS THE SAME; NETPAC Award goes to ANOTHER CHILD .   November 16, 2019 (Honolulu, HI) - The 39th edition of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Jury winners at a private awards gala yesterday evening. The Best Mad...

Stockholm International Film Festival’s Audience Award 2019 goes to Jojo Rabbit

After the 30th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival ended on Sunday, we now have the pleasure to announce that the 2019 Audience Award goes to Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi.     Awards Poto  by Carla Orrego Veliz / Still from Jojo Rabbit.  Each year, the Stockholm International Film Festival invites the festival audience to select...

Macao Fest (IFFAM) adds 'Hidden Life', 'JoJo Rabbit' as opening and 'I’m livin it' as closing film

International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) has added a slew of film titles for its fourth edition which runs December 5 to 10 in Macao, China. These new films complete the programme for the festival which kicks off with a star-studded opening ceremony followed by a gala screening of Taika Waititi’s JoJo Rabbit at the Macao Cultural Center on December 5.   The new titles confirmed include i’m livin it which will be the closing film of the festival on Dec 10. Marki...

El Gouna Film Festival wrapped third edition in Egypt

For the 3rd time, the El Gouna Film Festival has officially opened its curtains in Egypt. More than 200 filmmakers and movie stars, including Canadian-Egyptian actor Mena Massoud –best known for playing the lead role in the latest Disney remake of Aladdin – appeared on the red carpet. This film festival opens at a time when the Pala Casino Promo code continues giving their fans amazing bonuses. In an interview with Euronews, Massoud said the reason for such festivals is to show th...

Telos Alliance Appoints AVL Media Group as Canadian Distributor for Telos Infinity® IP Intercom

  AVL Media Group helps expand Telos Infinity IP Intercom platform’s reach in the Canadian TV market and Pro AV.  The Telos Alliance®—trusted global leader in broadcast audio for more than three decades—is excited to announce that it has appointed AVL Media Group as a Canadian distributor for Telos Infinity IP Intercom, focused on the TV and Pro AV markets, effective immediately. AVL Media Group, along with Eric Olsson and Martin ...

New Clip: VOD RELEASE NOVEMBER 12: Award-Winning Merce Cunningham Doc IF THE DANCER DANCES

New exclusive of the critically acclaimed documentary IF THE DANCER DANCES, which will be released on VOD on November 12 after its recent multi-city theatrical release, timed to coincide with the 2019 centennial of Merce Cunningham's birth.               PRESENTS   IF THE DANCER DANCES ** New York Times Critic’s Pick** Produced by: Lise Friedman and Maia Wechsler Directed by: Maia Wechsler  Official Selec...

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival – Programme is online

Once again, Berlin becomes the centre for the poetry film. From 5 to 8 December, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will for the 10th time be presenting the poetry film in all its facets in the Kino in der KulturBrauerei cinema. For the first time the current poetry film from Germany is the centre piece of the festival. Poetry film creation in the United Kingdom will be given a special spot in the limelight. The programme is now online. And Tickets go on advance sale in mid-November. FESTIVAL O...

Iceland Salento International Film Festival 2019

SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ICELAND November 8-9, 2019 | Reykjavik The Italian Cultural Institute in Oslo and the University of Iceland, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Oslo, present the first Iceland Salento International Film Festival that will take place at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik on 8-9 November.       The SIFF project confirms its international prestige characterized by its high quality contents and an accurate research ...

41st Cinemed's review

“Art is freedom… art is human expression devoid of national borders. A film festival is a demonstration that art is superior to politics, that art is home to diversity. And, that the Mediterranean, the continent of water, brings people together.” Powerful, political terms by Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo and new President of Cinemed, who opened the 41st edition reaffirming the social dimension of a festival which has been working for over 40 years to...

ON.DXB, entertainment festival, launches first edition in Dubai

ON.DXB is an entertainment festival that is making a debut this November from 21 – 23 at Dubai Studio City – Sound Stages. The event is supported by Dubai Media City and Dubai Film & TV Commission. It is an ideal platform for you to meet likeminded professionals and progress your career as the event covers the four pillars of media and entertainment from FILM, MUSIC, VIDEO and GAME. We have 3 ticket categories, the Industry Arena Pass for AED 950 which is an all-area access to ...

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