Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

 

Filmfestivals.com services and offers

 

Editor


Established 1995 filmfestivals.com serves and documents relentless the festivals community, offering 92.000 articles of news, free blog profiles and functions to enable festival matchmaking with filmmakers.

THE NEWSLETTER REACHES 199 000 FILM PROFESSIONALS EACH WEEK   (december 2020) .

Share your news with us at press@filmfestivals.com to be featured.  SUBSCRIBE to the e-newsletter.  
FOLLOW ME ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:              

MEET YOUR EDITOR Bruno Chatelin - Check some of his interviews. Board Member of many filmfestivals and regular partner of a few key film events such as Cannes Market, AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Industry and Festival...Check our recent partners.  

The news in French I English This content and related intellectual property cannot be reproduced without prior consent.


feed

AFI day 8

"I've been winning the Los Angeles Grand Prix," said director Anthony Minghella to a sold-out audience on Thursday night, after arriving fashionably late. Minghella was on hand to discuss his work with film critic Pete Hammond and to present 20 minutes from his latest film, COLD MOUNTAIN.

Greeting him on stage were a number of people who have worked with Minghella over the years, including director Sydney Pollack (an executive producer of COLD MOUNTAIN and THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY); cinematographer John Seale; legendary producer Saul Zaentz; production designer Dante Ferretti; and actress Kathy Baker. Throughout the evening, which also featured clips from his work, Minghella paid tribute to his crews, cast and other collaborators. "I've become a product of a collaboration [with these people]," said Minghella , before introducing 20 minutes from COLD MOUNTAIN, starring Baker, Nicole Kidman and Jude Law.

Meanwhile, in Theater 11, Austrian director Ulrike Schweiger revealed that most of the cast of her film TWINNI had never acted before, including lead teen Diana Latzko. "None of the kids were shown written dialogue," said Schweiger, who coached naturalistic performances out of them with the aid of improvisation. Horst Backfrieder, an actor in the film, who is a schoolteacher in real life, joined Schweiger for the Q & A and thanked her for making him an actor. "Extras asked me where my church is," said Backfrieder, who plays a priest in the film.

At the same time, fireworks were bursting out of Theater13, site of the World Premiere of Ziad H. Hamzeh's THE LETTER, which centers on the town of Lewiston, Maine and the uproar that divides the town when a wave of Somalian immigrants move in. Nearly all audience members stayed for the Q & A, with the discussion eventually turning to the role of media in the film. Some in the audience attacked the media's preoccupation with putting all negative groups, such as neo-Nazis, on center stage. Others, however, defended the media, suggesting that the coverage of the inflammatory groups helped motivate protests against racism. "I do not pretend to know [what to do]," said Hamzeh about the social turmoil on display in the film. "But if you hear about injustice, don't put your fingers in your ears."

User images

About Editor

Chatelin Bruno
(Filmfestivals.com)

The Editor's blog

Bruno Chatelin Interviewed

Be sure to update your festival listing and feed your profile to enjoy the promotion to our network and audience of 350.000.     

Follow me on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Instagram
Follow me on Youtube

  


paris

France



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net