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Malta Film Commission Launches Screen Malta to Fund Local Film Productions

The Malta Film Commission (MFC) has announced a funding call for local film producers, under the auspices of the recently launched Screen Malta, administering a total annual budget of 600,000 EUR for the development, production and distribution of Maltese audiovisual works. The objective of the Screen Malta is to nurture and back the development and production of Maltese films and scripts (i.e. Feature Films, Short Films (production only), Creative Documentaries, and High Qu...

RIFF announces its exciting 17th edition to be launched in hybrid format on 24th of September

  This year we will explore new technology and use it to bring quality cinema to an even wider audience in Iceland. We are thrilled to bring online screenings to movie lovers across the country to Keflavík, Ísafjörður and Akureyri as well as those who can normally not attend the festival such as those at sea, at hospitals and in prisons. Guests will also be able to enjoy Q&A's, discussions and more with online events. Industry Days will...

Local Sightings Film Festival 2020 Goes Virtual

  10 Days of Films and Special Events Championing Pacific Northwest Film & Media Makers Featuring over 135 short and feature films! September 18-27, 2020   Opening Night with #VanishingSeattle, Artist Spotlights with Neely Goniodsky, Danny Denial, Kiana Harris & BeautyBoiz, Plus NWFF’s 25th Anniversary on Closing Night All programs are pay-what-you-can; $0–25 sliding scale; festival passes are also available on sliding scale, as a part of N...

Top Grossing Films of 2020

2020 has been a very difficult for many and if not all industries due to the global pandemic and Covid-19 ripping apart any plans or targets that the world has. The film industry isn’t excluded from that either, in fact with all movie theatres being shut due to lockdown restrictions and unable to social distance in them so like the rest of the world, the film industry has seen a drop off in grossing films. Today we look at some of the top grossing films of 2020 in which has been a diffic...

Best Films with a Casino Theme

Casino-themed films combine action, suspense, and dramatic action. There’s fast-paced action, suspense, and a battle of wits in the best plots. Movie producers use multiple casino games for these storylines.  As a movie fan, you might never visit a casino to enjoy such games, but you can try these games out, like table games or online slots. Some of the most thrilling movies ever made are based on casino action. These movies are always about risk and dare-devilry from the character...

Which is Daniel Craig’s best James Bond film?

Daniel Craig has now outed as Bond on four occasions, and he has certainly lived up to expectations in the role and with him personally been the Bond I’ve grown up with – he’s made be fall in love with the character and ensures I watched all previous Bond’s from the past. However, we want to see which is his best film and why; we delve deeper into that today.   Daniel Craig’s latest episode of in Spectre was a bit lack-lustre for our liking, starting well w...

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 d...

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...

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...


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