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How movies influence online gambling

Latest figures have shown that there was a 20% increase in films released in 2021, compared to the previous year. What’s more, with a growing interest in films and a huge fan base all over the world, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing some movie-based influences in other areas of our life.  From travel to fashion, and now even the games we play, it seems our favourite storylines and characters are having a bigger impact on the way we live, work and play. Here, we del...

Göteborg Film Fund launches development grants for filmmakers working in Ukraine

Göteborg Film Fund 2022 celebrates supported Ukrainian film Luxembourg, Luxembourg in Venice and Toronto, hands out pitching awards in Khartoum and announces new development grant programme for Ukraine. In September Göteborg Film Fund is opening the call for submissions for development grants for filmmakers working within Ukraine. The support scheme is part of a bigger programme for Ukraine, with residency filmmakers now working in Sweden, as well as support for dissemination a...

Three french language Canadian movies ready for a remake

French language movies always have a mountain to climb when it comes to global acceptance, more so than their English language counterparts. Yet some of cinema's true gems have been included in the French language movies of bygone years, with themes that still resound today. Below, we discuss three French movies made in Canada that would be ripe for a modern update.  The Last Casino Also known as La Mise Finale, the Last Casino stars Charles Martin Smith as Doug Barnes, a mathemati...

Lee Chang-dong will be a guest of honor of Lumière 2022

Lee Chang-dong 이창동 South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong, director of Peppermint Candy, Poetry and Burning, a prominent figure of the new wave of Korean cinema, will be attendance in Lyon in October as a guest of honour of the Lumière Film Festival.   A committed artist as a novelist and playwright, Lee proves to be a remarkable director with the release of his first two feature films, Gree...

Highlights of the upcoming NEM Zagreb

  From the 7th to the 9th of December, the long-awaited new edition of NEM Zagreb will be back - and better! We present six NEM Zagreb highlights that will make the event worth the wait. Panels and presentations: biggest industry names are coming to Zagreb to discuss trending topics Co-production platform: exploring co-production opportunities has never been easier Networking: a handful of networking events will connect new business par...

Our Top 5 Video Game Movies

Video game movies provide lots of variety, meaning players can expect multiple genres that suit their personal preferences. This is possibly why this niche of movies always performs pretty well when it comes to box office ratings. Whether you are a hardcore PlayStation Gamer, or a Nintendo old school kid who has been through every phase of gaming, there are some video games which are perfect for all the family to watch, regardless of the video game it is based off of.   With the new gen...

Is Pedro Pascal set to be one of Hollywood’s hottest stars over the next decade?

  Pedro Pascal has swiftly become one of the world’s most recognisable actors. After breaking out as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones, Pascal earned main roles in several high-budget television series. Now, the Chilean and American actor is gaining greater acclaim in Hollywood and could be a major star in cinema over the next decade. Pascal is One of the Top Properties on Television There are few television viewers left nowadays that are unaware of Pascal, who has become o...

Revelation Online Program Announcement 18-24 July

  The silver jubilee edition of the annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival kicked off last Thursday 7 July with a screening of Aussie slasher flick SISSY and a celebration of cinema at Luna Leederville.   The physical Festival continues until this Sunday 17 July and a selection of feature films and documentaries from this year’s programme will then be available to stream online from 18 – 24 July via

Little Wing Film Festival is returning for its 6th year in September: final call for entry this week

Little Wing Film Festival is returning for its 6th year in September and accepting film submissions for another week.     Submissions are open until July 24th and can be submitted here on FilmFreeway >   Little Wing is a volunteer and community-led grassroots festival championing sustainable and inclusive opportunities for emerging filmmakers breaking into the industry. With an arsenal of prizes, industry workshops,...

SAVE THE DATE SoundTrack_Cologne 20: 10.5. - 13.5.2023

  Dear friends and colleagues, We proudly announce that our twentieth edition of SoundTrack_Cologne will take place from the 10. - 13.5.2023 at Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.   ...

Film Music Competition: Meet the finalists

Get ready to... the Finalists.  Robert IJserinkhuijsen (The Netherlands), Nicolò Braghiroli (Italy) and Elliot Murphy (Ireland) will have their compositions premiered by the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich in the final round of the 10th International Film Music Competition.   ...

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Frank Grillo has joined the action-thriller Black Lotus

Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Copshop) has joined the highly-anticipated action-thriller Black Lotus, starring eleven-time world champion in kickboxing Rico Verhoeven, it was announced today. Shooting has begun on location in the Netherlands and will  take place atseveral locations in Europe. Todor Chapkanov (Viking Quest, 2nd unit for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Expendables 4) will direct from a script written by Tad Daggerhart (Expendables 4).  ...

The 10 Best Cricket and Baseball Movies

The following movies are often regarded as the best cricket movies and best baseball movies that have ever graced our screens.  Since the early days of film, a variety of movies have been written about cricket and baseball, while some are far more memorable than others. In no particular order of importance, here are ten of the best cricket and baseball movies ever made. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India is a PG-rated musical drama that sees people of a s...

Top 7 Films About Gambling Every Casino Lover Must Watch

  Movies are great ways of reaching out to millions of people worldwide. You can pass important messages in a fun and exciting way through movies.   In the case of gambling, filmmakers and actors have been using their preferred medium to educate viewers on the pros and cons of gaming, especially today when live casinos online are making it easier for most people to gamble without restriction.   This article will examine some of the most important cinematic offerings that ev...

SXSW is headed to Sydney, Australia!

ICYMI, last week SXSW announced that we're expanding to Australia with a groovy new event launching October 2023. Yes, we're bringing our celebration of the technology, film, and music industries to Sydney, Australia across seven days and nights from October 15 to October 22, 2023. ·   SXSW Sydney will gather the world’s most inspired thinkers, creators, and innovators for an exploration of the best in Music, Screen, Gaming, Technology, and Innovation. &m...

Iris Prize Fellowship presented to Jacquie Lawrence

·      Guests celebrated Jacquie’s massive contribution to Lesbian visibility at The White Space, Ministry Venues in London ·      Denise Welch, Sinitta, Ross Kemp and Hannah Barrell MP congratulate Jacquie on her work in increasing lesbian visibility on tv and film   Jacquie Lawrence has been presented with the Iris Prize Fellowship for her work in promoting lesbians and women on television and film. The fellowship wa...

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French composer Bruno Coulais to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 World Soundtrack Awards

At the 22nd edition of the World Soundtrack Awards - the annual film music awards of Film Fest Ghent - French composer Bruno Coulais will be celebrated for his contribution to the art of film music. The World Soundtrack Academy honours Coulais with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The World Soundtrack Awards will be presented at the end of the 49th edition of Film Fest Ghent during a ceremony and concert on Saturday 22 October. Film Fest Ghent will pre...

Cinemed Meetings: a new call for projects

Cinemed and Aflamuna/Beirut DC are thrilled to launch a new initiative which complements their respective work to support independent cinema. Cinemed and Aflamuna/Beirut DC offer the opportunity for Arab independent filmmakers and producers working on feature-length films to meet with professionals from France and around the globe and build partnerships, collaborations, and co-productions. Deadline: 06-08-2022 For further information, please contact: admin@...

4 Reasons Aspiring Actors Should Work in a Casino

Photo source: Unsplash Among aspiring actors, there is an understanding that some kind of "day job" is needed to pay the bills. For many in the acting industry, the most popular day jobs tend to be in customer service. In movie-making hubs such as Los Angeles or London, it is almost a given that your server will be aspiring to the silver screen. While these day jobs are well known, there is another area that is ideal for aspiring actors looking to hone their cra...

It’s been a big year for festivals but an even bigger year for PayPal

    In 2013, PayPal sponsored a 40x40in booth at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco, California. Outside Lands is the United States' largest independently owned music festival, and in 2019, the event grossed almost $30 million in revenue. As part of the American financial services company’s presence at Outside Lands, PayPal also sponsored a party with different performers and acts after the festival. This was reportedly the company’s large...

The Best Safe-Cracking Scenes

Heist movies create many moments of sumptuous cinema. There's the squad's formation, each member with a specialist skill that they bring to the operation. There's the recognisance, as the members of the team discover exactly what impregnable security processes they are up against and there's the heist itself when something always goes wrong or some double-crossing member of the group reveals themself. While this conventional heist formula might have had its day and more ...

The 4-year wait is over! Jurassic World Dominion is set to come to our screens in June!

Jurassic World movie enthusiasts have had to wait four long years for the next instalment, however they are now finally able to get excited about the upcoming edition of the hit franchise.   Jurassic World Dominion is the sixth instalment of the iconic series that had initially started in 1993 by Steven Spielberg, and it could appear to be the final one to ever be made, too, at least as of the time of writing. When is Jurassic World Dominion released and who is in it? Currently, Ju...

Planet of The Apes 4 Could Start Shooting in The Fall

Still from 'War for the Planet of the Apes' (2017).20th Century Fox 20th Century Studios president, Steven Asbell has said that the script for the fourth movie in the Planet of The Apes film series is coming close to completion. He has indicated that this could mean that filming starts in the fall of 2022.   It may come as a surprise to Planet of The Apes audiences that there is going to be another film as the movies seemed to have reached a conclusion in War for The Plan...

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