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Fantastic Film Festival Australia returns April 1-14

"A home for mind-breakers, trend-setters, razor-walkers, loose-wires, truth-talkers, trailblazers and envelope-pushers, Fantastic Film Festival Australia returns to Lido Cinemas (VIC) and Ritz Cinemas (NSW) from April 1 - 14, 2021.  Genre cinema has a unique ability to act as a monument; marking the social, cultural and political climate within which it exists. It has the power to conjure truth that is raw; truth that gets under...

You’ve seen Molly’s Game, now meet the real-life Poker Queens

  2017’s sleek and stylish Molly’s Game may have introduced the world to the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, but the latest documentary with women in poker at the center is introducing us to the real-life Poker Queens. Sandra Mohr’s feature is a real passion project and provides a deep dive into the world of poker from a female player’s perspective.          The Players Featuring notable celebrity poker players like Jennifer ...

Recorded Picture Company won its court case relating to Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

So glad for Terry Gilliam, with whom I have worked closely on three films while running majors in France : Baron Munchausen, Fisher King and 12 monkeys.   The Recorded Picture Company today won its court case against Alfama Film Productions & Paulo Branco over a rights dispute relating to Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. John Critchley represented the legendary London based independent film production company the Recorded Picture Company (RPC) in its defence of...

FNC49 Highlights - Short film palmares at Cinema Moderne

Relive in pictures the 49th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma! Against all odds, the she-wolf has worked hard to offer you an exceptional edition, full of surprises and warm. We are happy to be able to make you relive the highlights of #FNC49, enjoy! A huge thank you to all for making this edition a success despite the challenges that were imposed on us in this year 2020! We invite you to come together in 2021 to celebrate the FNC 50th anniversary!   Watch the vide...

A show of appreciation to five of the best film festivals in the world

  Filmmakers are always assessing ways in which they can spread awareness around their latest creation. Showcasing a movie at a film festival is a necessity for many as it opens it up to industry professionals and an audience. There’s an array of festivals to choose from, but deciding on the one that is best suited to a particular genre or style of movie can be tricky.   In the same way, games developers might struggle to tap into the ideal market for their gaming release; i...

'Undine' by Christian Petzold wins the Arab Critics' Award for European Films at the Cairo International Film Festival

  The German-French co-production Undine by Christian Petzold, starring former European Shooting Star Franz Rogowski and Silver Bear winner Paula Beer, has won the Arab Critics' Award for European Films, which was launched by European Film Promotion (EFP) and Arab Cinema Center (ACC) in 2019. Christian Petzold received the award virtually on Monday evening, 7 December, during the gala awards ceremony hosted at this year’s Cairo International Film Festival which is running phy...

Top Four Trending Film News that will Leave You Thrilled

Whether you are watching an engaging documentary, James Bond action movie, Robert de Niro playing online slots in Casino movie, or anything that is captivating as well as entertaining, one thing stands out for sure; the film industry is folk's charisma. Life would be funnier during this festive season as you wait for Santa Clouse to pass by drop some gifts! During these winter months, as freezing cold winter winds curves the landscape with snowstorms, you want to remain...

The winners of the 11th Amorgos Tourism Film Festival

    From the 10th to the 15th of November 2020, the 11th Amorgos Tourism Film Festival took place in Amorgos with a strict health protocol. The important cultural institution is a co-organization of the Cultural Association of Women of Amorgos and the Municipality of Amorgos and is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture, EOT, the Hellenic Cinema Center, and the Laskaridis Foundation. What is Amorgos Tourism Fil...

South Asian Film Festival of Montréal launches the 10th edition

Free registration now open…   Films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora - Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture goes online for the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 10th edition Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 29 For all SAFF Montréal film trailers, descriptions, schedules, and panel Q&A info click HERE All screenings and panel discussions are free Click for Festival trailer   Now in its 10th year, the South ...

1st Drive-In Opens in Heart of Hollywood for Awards Season

Arena Cinelounge Sunset, Hollywood’s acclaimed home for arthouse, genre, and independent cinema, is proud to open the first 7 nights-a-week Drive-In movie theater in the heart of Hollywood on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 with a slate of new and classic films, and special event screenings to welcome audiences back to the cinema experience in the comfort of their own vehicles.   Arena Cinelounge is opening this first Hollywood-based nightly Drive-In behind the iconic Egyptian Theater w...

The 2nd Asia Pacific Screen Forum starts today

The 6-day conference will deliver a hit of optimism on what the future of the industry has in store as it regenerates after a tumultuous year globally.  The global line-up of leading filmmaking and industry talent hail from eighteen countries and areas and the event is set to be more accessible and inclusive than ever before as it goes digital. REGISTER TO ATTEND   ...

Some amazing short films to watch

One of the goals of cinema is to show you a full story arc and growth of the characters. For a film to fit a standard 90 minute run time, numerous scenes have to be left out and the final project must still convey the full message that the director is inspired by. With short films, you have to say what you want to say in an even shorter time, and on occasion, the results are phenomenal. The condensed structure makes for an enjoyable viewing experience that has a certain magic th...

Bowie film courts controversy at Raindance Film Festival

Another month has gone by, and another film festival that we couldn't attend in person has been and gone. Hopefully, we'll be able to attend a few in person next year, but in the meantime, we're taking what we can get from virtual festivals. We're glad that the organizers of the virtual events have found a way to go ahead with them at all, and in doing so, they've treated us to some truly spectacular premieres. They've also handed out a few controversial awards, as we&#...

Festival des 3 Continents 2020 Confined but determined

CONFINED BUT DETERMINED Following the announcement of the President of the French Republic on October 28, the whole cultural life of the country is once again at a standstill. In this context, we would like to express our solidarity and empathy with all of the cultural actors (artists, professionals of the live performing arts, venues and events) together with the whole of the cinema branch (cinemas, cancelled festivals, producers, distributors, technicians) and all the filmakers whose ...

The Children’s International Film Festival Australia (CHIFF) opens live screenings end November

  CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON SALE NOW!   For our youngest cinephiles and their lucky families, the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) presents a brand-new program of extraordinary kids’ cinema from around the globe!   Featuring re-imaginings of classic characters such as Lassie, Sherlock Holmes and the Moomins, plus Dino Dana making her feature film debut and a return visit to Hoggett’s Farm ...

Don't miss FirstGlance Philly 23

Don't miss FirstGlance Philly 23For the first time ever you can choose to attend our Physical Event on Nov 13-15 or our Virtual Event on Nov 10-15 2020!Enjoy almost 40 indie films from across the globe over one amazing week! We've had to pivot our festival to make it safe for all, and we're selling LIMITED SEATING at our new home the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. Following all CDC and Covid safety guidelines, which includes enhanced cleaning, mandatory masks, social distancing ...

Bentonville FFoundation 2020 Virtual Filmmaker Retreat and November Movie Monday

    Last year the BFFoundation invited it’s 2019 Alumni Filmmakers pre-Bentonville Film Festival to a retreat with workshops and special guest speakers. This year, as part of the Coca-Cola Grant to the BFFoundation, we are going virtual. And, for the very first time, we want to take this opportunity to open some of these special events of the 2020 Virtual Filmmaker Retreat to the public! Please join us from the comforts of your own space, for these special opportunities to dis...

2020 Hawaii International Film Festival Launches Spotlight on Taiwan with Live Screenings

2020 Hawaii International Film Festival Launches Spotlight on Taiwan with Live Screenings “I WeirDo” and “A Leg” and Online VR Spotlight Conversation This year, “Spotlight on Taiwan” will kick off online via HIFF’s streaming platform from November 5th to 29th, showcasing 2 feature films “Detention” and “Get the Hell Out,” and 2 short films “Growing Pains” and “See You, Sir” in “Shorts Program: Turni...

exground filmfest 33 Update: on-demand from 13–22 November with live screenings 11–20 December

  exground filmfest 33 Programming Update: on-demand as planned from 13–22 November; live screenings/events postponed to 11–20 December On-demand tickets now available for 5€ per film/programme (exclusively in Germany) // Festival opening & awards ceremony as live stream/archived video Due to new Covid-19 prevention measures, the programme of exground filmfest 33 cannot be presented in front of live audiences in November. However, thanks to the...

24h until the end of Early Bird for Film Submissions to FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival

  FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is moving towards its 17th edition, taking place from the 21st to the 28th of June 2021, in Espinho, Portugal, showcasing some of the best talents in cinema. We have opened the film submissions, and our Early Bird period is almost ending. Submit your film within the next 24h to enjoy a special Early Bird fee.   FEST is currently looking for: 1st and 2nd Features Films (Fiction & Documentary); ...

BIFED 2020 goes online on

BIFED 2020     The Competition Finalists and the documentaries of the Panorama section will be available in virtual cinema venues with a capacity of 250 viewers during the whole week. The information on the films, trailers and Q&As can be found on this platform. If you are not able to get to view a film it means that the viewing capacity has been reached. The other platform is our BIFED-Youtube-Channel. Here you will fin...

Best Gambling Movies in History

If you love to watch captivating gambling movies, then we have got some exciting films for you. This article will take you through some of the top gambling films of all ages.  These films were carefully selected from the numerous gambling movies available, and they range from high-stakes poker to roulette stories.  Are you ready for the thrill? Here we go!  Molly’s Game This movie was produced in 2017, and it centers around the story of an erstwhile Olympic Moll...

Respeecher Explained: The Speech Synthesis Software for Film & TV Creators

Speech synthesis is the artificial simulation of human speech by a computer, called speech synthesizer, and implemented in a speech synthesis software or hardware. Synthesized speech is generated by integrating pieces of recorded speech that reside in a database. It is based on two kinds of technologies, text-to-speech and speech-to-speech. Text-to-speech (TTS) technology is used for converting text information into audio format for voice-enabled services. First it transcribes text input (...

BFI London Film Festival Looks To Be A Highlight Of The Year

Are you used to attending 'virtual' film festivals yet? We think we are. It's not the same as attending a star-studded red-carpet event in person, but we're grateful to the organizers of some of the world's biggest festivals for persevering in these difficult conditions and providing these events for us, even if we can only enjoy them through a screen. We're also grateful for the production crews who have managed to provide these festivals with films to view in what mus...

Top 6 movies providing entertainment beyond the theatres

If you are a slot enthusiast who loves watching movies, experience the best of both worlds. When you get to online casinos, there are many slot games that are adapted from popular movies. Game developers are able to come up with captivating slots that feature authentic video clips, plus images and music from some films. Now, you will discover that most of the unique and imaginative features that give life to the theme of slot games are found in movie themed slots. Click here for new slot sites...


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