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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...

7th edition of the Au Contraire Film Festival in Montreal

7th EDITION OF THE AU CONTRAIRE FILM FESTIVAL October 22, 23 and 24, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts   Dispelling Myths. Erasing Stigma A Philanthropic Festival benefitting Montreal’s Mental Health Community   Montreal, Sunday September 15, 2019 – For a 7th consecutive year, the Au Contraire Film Festival, devoted to themes of mental health, returns with a richer selection than ever. The international program invites high-schools, human resource and health profe...

SFiFF Announces Two New Advisory Board Members

  The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFiFF) announces Alexandria Bombach, and David Sontag, will be the festival Advisory Board’s newest members.     Having worked in cinema for just over a decade, Alexandria Bombach has earned much acclaim for her filmmaking skills. Her first feature-length film, Frame by Frame (2015) premiered at SXSW and went on to win over 25 awards, including a Special Jury Prize at SFiFF. In 2019, Bombach was named a Sundance Institute Mom...

The 42nd Denver Film Festival announces its dates

The 42nd Denver Film Festival will open with a tribute to former Artistic Director, Michael Brittin Withey on Oct. 30 and continue through Nov. 10, 2019. Ticket packages are currently on sale.   The Denver Film Festival (DFF) announced its dates for the 42nd edition of the popular, critically-acclaimed festival: Oct. 30 – Nov. 10, 2019. Produced by Denver Film, DFF is considered one of the nation’s premier regional film festivals, known for p...

Costa Gavras in town in LA for COLCOA

COSTA-GAVRAS IN TOWN SEPTEMBER 24       Costa-Gavras will present in person his new political drama based on a book by Yanis Varoufakis - ADULTS IN THE ROOM - at the COLCOA French Film Festival in Hollywood, Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, on Tuesday, September 24, 7:45 pm. The screening will be preceded by a short film, MODERN JAZZ, and followed by a live Q&A session with the legendary Greek-French Director. For more information and tickets, click here...

BEYOND THE RAGING SEA - World Premiere El Gouna Film Festival 2019

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Attends Egypt’s 2019 El Gouna Film Festival With Films, Mentorships, Panels & Parties   World Premiere Of The Action-Adventure Documentary BEYOND THE RAGING SEA The Amazing True-Life Rescue Story Of Adventurers Omar Samra And Omar Nour   First Time In El Gouna: The Ongoing Collaboration With UNHCR Of REFUGEE VOICES IN FILM , Films & Roundtable Discussion   Discovering Promising Egypt...

Five Best Sports Movies Of All Time

  Just like sports, movies have been around for a very long time. However, it’s hard to get interesting sports films, though film producers have started working with sports personalities to give the viewers an immersive experience in different games. Nonetheless, the success of a sports movie depends on how well the actors can pass as athletes to make the movie realistic and interesting to watch. Below are some of the greatest sports movies of all-time.   1...

Five Sports Movies That Are Worth Playing

  If you love movies, you’ll probably have favorites in every genre such as dramas, actions and maybe horrors if your taste reaches that far. However, most people rarely think of sports as a genre when choosing the movie to play. That’s mainly because most people don’t find sports movies interesting, though there is a number worth playing. Let’s take a look back at some sports movies that are worth playing.   1. Warrior When two aliena...

Why the Relationship Between Movies and Gaming Remains a Strong One

In a world where films play a significant part in shaping public consciousness, it’s only natural that their reach would extend beyond the silver screen. Chances are, you heard the opening words of this article in Don LaFontaine’s legendary grisly tone, as this modern cinematic trope has become so pronounced in the English zeitgeist - and this is just one example. Don LaFontaine, the instantly recognizable voice artist who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers, was bor...

Announcing the 2019 Speaker Lineup at Jackson Wild

Jackson Wild is excited to officially announce our speakers for the 2019 Summit. We've gathered some of the world's leading experts when it comes to media, conservation and more for you to hear and learn from during the week in Grand Teton National Park. Speakers include Paul Hawken, Sylvia Earle, Paul Watson, Aulani Wilhelm, Andrea Crosta, Guilio Boccaletti, Kalee Kreider, Howard Hall, Ronan Donovan, Beverly Joubert, Bertie Gregory, Mike Gunton, Diva Amon, Patr...

Ladj Ly’s feature film directorial debut ‘Les Misérables’ will open the 46th edition of Film Fest Gent

Ladj Ly’s feature film directorial debut was applauded at its premiere in Cannes where it also received the Jury Prize.  'Les Misérables' has borrowed not only its title from Victor Hugo’s novel of hardship but also the feelings of anger and abandonment towards those in charge and the physical setting of the Parisian suburb, Montfermeil. The story is set in 2018 and documents 24 hours in the lives of Montfermeil locals. The story takes off with policeman St&ea...

SAFILM 25TH Anniversary

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4th “Beyond Borders” Castellorizo Festival: a Celebration of cinema and culture

“Beyond Borders” Castellorizo Festival: a Celebration of cinema and culture for the 4th consecutive year on the edge of the Aegean Sea The 4th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo is here one more time with the aim of “bringing the world to Castellorizo and taking Castellorizo to the world”! From August 25 to September 1st, “Beyond Borders” is going to make Castellorizo once again a meeting point for the best history...

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns for its 23rd year from 16 October to 1 December

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns for its 23rd year from 16 October to 1 December, with a massive national tour in Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, plus a FREE program in Adelaide. In 2018, more than 30,000 moviegoers attended JFF screenings nationally, enjoying a variety of cinematic delights, from the hottest newly-released feature titles alongside cult, anime, drama, documentaries and much more. The 2019 Festival program will feature a carefully curated selection of...

Dark Star Pictures has acquired North American rights to action thriller THE PREY

  Dark Star Pictures has announced today that it has acquired North American rights to action thriller THE PREY. The company is planning an October theatrical release followed by VOD and DVD release. The film has excited audiences and critics at festivals including: Busan International Film Festival 2018, BFI London Film Festival 2018, Hawaii Film Festival 2018, Night Visions, and most recently Fantasia Film Festival 2019. Loosely based on Richard Connell's sto...

How Streaming is Changing Entertainment Consumption

How we entertain ourselves has evolved. One moment we were hunting to survive, next we are playing cards and finally, we are watching movies and binging on TV shows. However, it is not just what we do to keep us entertained that has changed throughout time. How we access entertainment has changed too.   Once upon a time, there were only a handful of TV channels and much fewer box office releases. This developed into cable TV with hundreds of channels, shows and movies at our fingertips &n...

5 famous horse racing movies

  Creating a list of the best of anything is never easy. People can have vastly different opinions on this matter and it is very difficult to get a large number of people's agreement on this. However, we tried to come up with a list of movies below that are generally regarded as the best horse racing movies.  1- Black Beauty This film recounts the journey of 'Black Beauty who goes through the hardships of life but ultimately secures a happy retirement in the country. The f...

3 films from my Best for Fests selected at Bozeman Film Celebration

Make no mistake about  this new festival; it will soon become one of the best festival experience a filmmaker can have....Imagine Montana in summer, warm and passionate festival team, great company of other filmmakers and a fabulous film line up. (including Dave Grusin, not enough time, Sharkwater Extinction and The Creepy Line) PS rumor has it Jeff Bridegs will return for the second time and second edition. Thanks for your trust Dude! Get ready for Bozeman, Montana for the Second Annual ...

Top 10 books every teenager should read

Reading will never go out of fashion. What might be going out of fashion, however, is the ability to mentally process long reads, that is, coherent texts that exceed 1 page in length. With social media, our attention span shrinks, and the information is raced to be delivered in the most concise verbal form, usually accompanied by multimedia content to convey the message.   Reading is good for your health – research attests. Reading is a type of cognitive activity that helps develop ...

Anthony Wong is the special guest of the 21st edition of the Far East Film Festival!

26th April/4th May 2019 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo e Visionario FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 21    ALL ABOUT ANTHONY Hong Kong superstar Anthony Wong, the FEFF 21 special guest, to receive the Golden Mulberry for Outstanding Achievement Award!, with screening of both his film debut and the most recent Still Human, multi-nominated for the HK Film Awards.      He featured some absolute masterpieces, such as Johnnie To’s The Mission, as well as some bri...

PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger to keynote at BANFF 2019

      The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce Paula A. Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer of PBS – the largest non-commercial media organization in the U.S. - will be a featured keynote speaker at BANFF this June as part of the festival’s 40th Anniversary SUMMIT SERIES. Speaking to the role of the modern public broadcaster, Ker...

Filmmaker panels SLO Fest San Luis Obispo

There will be two filmmaker panels this year. These panels are designed to actually deliver some useful, actionable info and not just be talking for panel participants’ talking sake. And the second panel will be done in a “town-hall” format which means if you come, then you are a part of it.    Indie Film PR and Distribution: A Crash Course WHEN: Saturday, March 16 at 9:00AM-10:15AM LOCATION: Filmmaker Lounge Moderator: John Wildman Panelists: Don...

Three 90s Films to Watch Again

  The 1990s was something of a golden era for Hollywood. The top talent included everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio through to Claire Danes, Helena Bonham Carter, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp, meaning our screens were aflame with thespian charisma and beautiful faces.    A trip to the local cinema was guaranteed to offer up something good, with plenty of gripping and original movies making their way onscreen. Franchises had not yet stolen away the individual...

IFP Announces Jeffrey Sharp New Executive Director To Lead the Organization

"I am tremendously honored to be joining the IFP as its new Executive Director," said Sharp.  "IFP has had an enormous impact on the independent film industry in New York and around the world for the past forty years.  I am excited to begin working with the talented IFP team, IFP members and alumni as we continue to explore new opportunities and...

22nd edition Bermuda's BIFF 2019 adds VR Immersion

      22nd edition of the festival to be held March 10-17, 2019   The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) and Hub Culture have announced the creation of BIFF Immersive, a new category for virtual reality, augmented reality and gaming as part of the Festival. Full Fest line up ! Do not miss favorite (from our Best for Fests selection) Sharkwater Extinction playing  Sat March 16 at 2pm  (VENUE - EARL CAMERON THEATRE, CITY HALL)  ...

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