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The World’s Most Glamorous Film Festivals and How to Host Your Own

Cinema is, beyond a doubt, a form of art. Telling stories that resonate with audiences and inspire them to do and be better, the best films can have an incredibly positive and poignant impact on the world around them, inspiring us to feel and care about characters and causes. As with any form of art, good movies deserve a place where they can be showcased and enjoyed, in the same vein as paintings in an art gallery or statues in a sculpture park. This is an opportunity that film festiv...

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...

Ischia Film Festival is hosting the 18th International Movie Tourism Convention

The eighteenth edition of the Ischia Film Festival is taking place with a hybrid modality: partly in presence, in the wonderful setting of the Aragonese Castle and partly online with 70 audiovisual works being screened on the website Started on Saturday, June 27th, the festival is ending on the upcoming July 4th, by exploring the bond between cinema and location, according to the fair’s format. The festival keeps following its path, long-time bound...

Surprisingly Few Films with Only Two Characters

Although there are countless plays written for two actors, surprisingly, very few films feature only two characters. But there are some, and a few of those are simply outstanding. If you like minimalistic and experimental cinema, you will want to check out these two-character movies.     The Sunset Limited   Television movies are rarely as noteworthy as cinema releases, but The Sunset Limited is every bit as good. Written by author extraordinaire Cormac McCarthy, ba...

The Greatest Soap Operas Ever Aired

There are a lot of ways you can determine the best soap operas of all-time but, if you use the number of episodes aired, here are the top five. Are you a fan of soap operas? If so, you have likely spent hours debating and arguing with your friends and family members about the greatest soap opera of all-time. If the number of episodes aired is any indicator, there are some that have separated themselves from the others. According to this infographic, we can easily conclude that the Guiding Li...

Hit Movies That Deal With Cannabis

Many individuals remember stoner movies with fondness. These flicks dealt with cannabis and the accompanying lifestyle. They are entertaining and always good for some laughs. Here's a look at three movies and the history of stoner flicks. History Film experts say a true stoner movie must have weed in the plot. Further, one of the main characters must be a smoker. Indeed, these movies brought cannabis use out in the open. In the 1930s, the motion picture industry banned depictions of dru...

67th Sydney Film Festival in full speed with Virtual Program

  Earlier on Wednesday, the 67th edition of the Sydney Film Festival kicked off with a twist, giving viewers the chance to delight in the best international cinemas from the comfort of their homes. A wide array of international and Australian films was featured online, giving movie lovers great entertainment at the price of a movie ticket. That came alongside conversations with film creators and a panel of different experts. A Little about the Sydney Film Festival Much like the PA lott...

Top 10 movies in which big gambles have paid off

The classic gambling movies out there are many, too many if we are to be factual. But we have succeeded in digging through the archives to come up with the names that are seen as the best 10 gambling movies ever created. Now, you have to know that many gambling movies are not in this list, and you may not even agree that the ones that made this list are the best. We understand that. However, we tried to bring in gambling movies that cover the entire spectrum - from sports betting to casinos. I...

10 Tips On Crowdfunding Your Short Film

When audiences are constantly seeking new entertainment content, there has never been a better time to flex your filmmaking muscles and create a short film. And what better way to cashflow your cinematic creation than through a crowdfunding campaign. If you don’t know what crowdfunding is, what rock have you been hiding under? It’s the most engaging and inclusive approach to getting creative projects made. Gaining you not only essential funds to make your short film, but also an adv...

Hola Mexico Film Festival launches the first-ever: HOLA MEXICO VIRTUAL THEATER

  Providing cinephiles the opportunity to watch the best in Mexican cinema while staying safe at home. 12th edition of Hola Mexico Film Festival to be postponed to September 2020. Los Angeles, CA. May 2020 – Hola Mexico Film Festival proudly presents the Hola Mexico Virtual Theater online film series starting May 21. The festival, which has been postponed until September 2020, wants to help give viewers a chance to see some of the best films that have come out of Mexi...

The Films Cannes Would Have Highlighted

The 2020 Cannes Film Festival won’t look like the Cannes Film Festivals of previous years for obvious reasons. There won’t be a central gathering of thousands of people in one place, and so it won’t have the same sense of ceremony and importance that it’s had in years past. It is, however, still going ahead in one form or another - and there are still films that the festival’s artistic directors intend to highlight. Because they’ve been kind enough to share ...

Who should play Joe Exotic ? Your bet!

Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo. Charismatic but misguided, Joe and an unbelievable cast of characters including drug kingpins, conmen, and cult leaders all share a passion for big cats, and the status and attention their dangerous menageries garner. But things take a dark turn when Carole B...

The Best Films of the 1990s

Many great things came out of the 90s. The Tamagotchi was a hit around the world, as people fought to keep their digital pets alive.   Beanie Babies became a craze, with people spending absurd amounts of money in the hopes of selling them for even more in the future. AOL’s dial-up internet was how millions of people connected to the internet, being serenaded to the harsh tones of their modem as it connected.    People started wearing their baseball caps backwards, Appl...

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...

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