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VIDEO - Venezia 75 THE MOUNTAIN by Rick Alverson press conference and photocall /

Venezia 75 THE MOUNTAIN by Rick Alverson press conference and photocall / ...

Venice day 2 “JOSE” team reporting

"Mexico “IMCINE” representative introducing Ripstein’s "hell without limits 1978" the  newly restored film at Venice FF,    El lugar sin límites tells the history of La Manuela, a homosexual who, together with his daughter La Japonesita, run a provincial brothel. One night while Pancho harasses La Japonesita, La Manuela decides to come out in his defense with a dance. As a result of the seduction, Pancho passionately kisses La M...

Introducing the VR line up in Venice 75

"It’s amazing that the oldest film festival in the world it’s the first to celebrate Virtual Reality as an art form. There is nothing in the world comparable to this competition" Michel Reihlac enjoying his curated VR in Venice, with Liz Rosenthal  VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY 2018 SYNOPSES   In Competition – Interactive     MAKE NOISE by MAY ABDALLA with Nikki Amuka-Bird / UK / 8’ / installation Sing and shout along with Nikki Amuka-B...

VIDEO - Grand Opening for 75th edition of Venice Festival

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José by Li Cheng will have it's world Premiere in Venice Days

José by Li Cheng   The director Li Cheng Official Selection - Giornate degli Autori / Venice days Guatemala, 2018, 85', color, DCP   SYNOPSIS   José (19 years old) lives with his Mother (50s) in Guatemala City - a typical lower-class existence in one of the world’s most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. She never had a husband, and José is her youngest and favorite child. Her life is ...

First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) to open the 75th Venice Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia / 75th Venice International Film Festival / August 29 – September 8, 2018     Universal Pictures’ First Man, from Director Damien Chazelle, Makes World Premiere as Opening Film of the 75th Venice Film Festival    Universal Pictures’ First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and starring Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke and Claire Foy, has been announced as the opening film, in Competition, of the 75th Ven...

Opening Venice Newsletter

75%20mostra.jpg brings you the Venice online dailies and newsletters with editorial coverage of the festival and industry events.       Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                     Email us to be featured in our newsletter   ...

José, a sensation from Guatemala, grabs festival attention and creates buzz with packed house at opening screening

Huge line was formed an hour before the 5pm screening, full house and with crew in attendance answering questions in the queue and audience. People seemed so  curious to discover Guatemala behind the curtain! The film screening made it to front page of the two main publications in Guatemala.  The government reacted to the event and is now supporting the film and flying more crew to attend the public screening sept 6! The director Li Cheng José is in Offici...

The Opening Ceremony of #Venezia75 with Actor Michele Riondino and Paolo Baratta

The Opening Ceremony of #Venezia75 from the Lido di Venezia. ...

Golden Lion to Vanessa Redgrave presented during the Opening Ceremony

British actress Vanessa Redgrave has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September, 2018). The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera. This is the second Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 75th Venice Film Festival. As already announced, the Golden Lion to a direc...

Actor Michele Riondino will host the opening and closing events of the 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018

Actor Michele Riondino will host the opening and closing events of the 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. Michele Riondino will open the 75th Venice Film Fest on the evening of Wednesday August 29th 2018, for the inauguration ceremony on the stage of the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido), and will lead the ...

The lineup of the 2018 Venice International Film Critics’ Week

The Venice International Film Critics’ Week (SIC) is an independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) during the 75th Venice International Film Festival (29th August – 8th September, 2018). The programme includes a selection of seven debut films in competition and two special events out of competition, all presented in world premiere screenings. The selection is curated by the General Delegate of the Venic...

Giornate degli Autor Official Selection

Giornate Degli Autori @giornate The Independent section held in parallel to the Venice Film Festival with the support of @Anacautori and @100autori. The 15th edition runs Aug. 29 - Sep. 8, 2018. #Giornate2018 The official screening schedule for the #Giornate2018 is up on the website:  Official Selection     Pearl by Elsa Amiel ...

The Web Theatre is back for the 75th Venice Film Festival withh 18 features

A selection of 18 feature-length films from the Orizzonti, Biennale College – Cinema, Sconfini and Out of Competition sections / Sale of tickets or digital passes starts August 21   A selection of 18 feature-length films, including eleven from the Orizzonti section, two from Biennale College – Cinema, three from Sconfini and two Out of competition, make up the rich programme of world premieres for the Web Theatre of the 75th Venice Film Festival 2018, headed by Albe...

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In convesration with Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal...

The Toronto International Film Festival presents this year’s In Conversation With… lineup: Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Through insightful, dynamic and intimate discussion, this programme will provide an engaging experience for TIFF’s audience with artists who have commanded their distinct roles on screen. All discussions are moderated by a journalist or industry expert, along with clips of career highlights followed by a brief audience Q&A. In C...

46 breakout films from 50 international storytellers as part of its 2018 Discovery lineup

Films screening as part of the Discovery programme include: aKasha hajooj kuka | Sudan/South Africa/Qatar/Germany North American Premiere ANIARA Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja | Sweden World Premiere Blind Spot ( Blindsone) Tuva Novotny | Norway International Premiere The Chambermaid ( La Camarista) Lila Avilés | Mexico World Premiere Complicity ( Kazenoki Wa Koto No Youni) Kei Chikaura | Japan/China World Premiere Consequences ( Posledice) Darko Štante | Slovenia/Austria World P...

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Michèle Maheux, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer assumes new role and announces departure from TIFF for summer 201

Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography      Today, on behalf of the TIFF Board of Directors, Jennifer Tory, Chair, announced that longstanding Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer Michèle Maheux will retire from the organization in summer 2019. Prior to her departure next year, Maheux will play a key role in ensuring a smooth leadership transition as Cameron Bailey takes on the extended role of Artistic Director & Co-Head alongside an...

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Donostia Awards and tribute to the career of legendary actress Judi Dench

        The British actress Judi Dench will receive the prestigious Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival next month. The Festival’s highest honorary award will be presented on Tuesday, September 25th, prior to the scr...

French actress sabelle Huppert features on the official poster of San Sebastian Festival’s 66th edition

  The San Sebastian Festival is launching a new line of official posters, with the one chosen for the 66th edition featuring the French actress Isabelle Huppert. “It is an honour for the Festival that one of the best working actresses, who brings us marvellous new films every year, has accepted to be the image of the San Sebastian Festival,” said the Festival Director, José Luis Rebordinos. The official poster follows the line of the Festival’s new graph...


Seven productions from Argentina, Canada, France, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Singapore on the menu of Culinary Zinema

The San Sebastian Festival section associating gastronomy and cinema is jointly organised with the Basque Culinary Center and in collaboration with the Berlin Festival Bihar dok 13, by Ander Iriarte (Echevarriatik Etxeberriara) and Aitor Bereziartua, confronts several students at the Basque Culinary Center with Gaur and Ez Dok Amairu, the movements responsible for revamping the Basque artistic panorama fifty years ago, in order for each one to recreate a dish inspired in a work of art. ...

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INDIA IN FOCUS with reviews by Siraj Syed     

Papillon, Review: Watchable remake of impressive Steve 1973 prison escape saga

Papillon, Review: Watchable remake of impressive 1973 prison escape saga A hard act to follow, Papillon 2017 finds release a year after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Michael Noer and starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek, reprising the roles of late Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in the original made 44 years earlier, this prison escape epic nearly manages to match the original, but the operative word here is “nearly”. Based on the intern...

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FilmfestivalsCom has been recognized for 2018 Excellence Award

FilmfestivalsCom has been recognized for our 2018 Excellence Award. Our panel of industry executives and consultants oversees an annual survey commissioned by the USITC on various categories and determines which companies meet and exceed the industry benchmarks that have been set forth. Further details on this selection can be viewed on our website including the press release that was produced for this occasion (which is not distributed till mutual review is complete). To review the award...

Earlybird Deadline for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!

Submit by August 31, 2018 to be a part of our 10th Annual festival, happening May 5 through May 12 2019!   To submit visit: ...

Nicolas Cage announced as Talent Ambassador of the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards • Macao

    The International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) is today delighted to announce the appointment of Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage as Talent Ambassador for the 3rd edition of the festival, which will take place from 8 to 14 December 2018.    Cage, internationally renowned American actor, director and producer, joins Hong Kong based star Aaron Kwok as an IFFAM Talent Ambassador, reflecting the festival’s ambition to bring together local an...

Lenny Abrahamson announced as London BFI Jury President

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce the contenders for the Official Competition. The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking and this year’s line-up showcases the enormous depth and diversity of talent working in the global film industry today, with 50% of the films from a female director or co-director.   The Festival is also thrilled to welcome as Jury President Academy Award®-n...

The crew on Isabelle

  About the Filmmakers: ROB HEYDON (Director/Producer) Rob Heydon is an award-winning filmmaker of international acclaim, whose credits span directing, writing, and producing. Based in Toronto, he has been making films for over 20 years. He began his career by directing music videos, winning a Juno Award for Best Music Video for Edwin’s Alive. After directing over 100 music videos and commercials, he went on to shoot the film Go Further, starring Woody Harrelson (Audienc...

The Cast of Isabelle

About the Cast: ADAM BRODY (Matt Kane)   Adam Brody has crafted a distinguished career in film and television. He is now starring in Crackle’s drama series “StartUp”, and was seen in the big screen version of CHiPS, alongside Michael Pena and the film’s writer/director Dax Shepard. Brody began his career starring as Seth Cohen in the popular television series “The O.C.”. Since then, he has emerged as one of Hollywood’s hottest talents. Recen...

A Chat With Lav Diaz About "Season of the Devil" (Berlinale 2018)

Filipino auteur Lav Diaz may not be a household name, but among the film festival circuit he is held in high regard. This was clear at the first two press screenings at Berlinale 2018 that were so packed they turned away quite a few journalists. His rock opera "Ang panahon ng halimaw" (Season of the Devil) clocks in at almost four hours, but hardly feels that long, although those who left mid-screening might disagree. Taking place in The Philippines in 1979 during the brutal Marcos ...

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Competition of the 42nd Montreal World Film Festival

#FFM2018 - WORLD COMPETITION     42nd Montreal World Film Festival, August 23-September 3, 2018       CURTIZ by Tamas Yvan Topolánszky, Hungary DYING TO SURVIVE by Muye Wen, China EIGHT OUT OF TEN / OCHO DE CADA DIEZ by Sergio  Umansky, Mexico ELEPHANTS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL by Mikhail Segal, Russia ETERNAL WINTER / ÖRÖK TÉL by Attila Szász, Hungary FLASH / MESO by Saša Hajdukovic, B...

Save the date for 2018 Arpa International Film Festival: Nov. 2-4 at Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre

Our team is currently making final decisions on the hundreds of films submitted from around the world for this year’s 21st annual film festival taking place Nov. 2-4 at Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre. Expect some major announcements coming soon as plans are underway to bring you an amazing lineup of diverse films.     ...

62nd BFI London Film Festival reveals line up

The 62nd BFI London Fi...

Telluride Film Festival launches tomorrow and annnounces line up

Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 45th edition of the Telluride Film Festival. TFF’s celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. TFF will screen over sixty feature films, short films and revival programs representing twenty-two countries, along with special arti...

Tokyo International Film Festival’s New Venue: Hibiya Step Square

  The 31st TIFF has added Tokyo Midtown Hibiya as a new venue. We will hold three special programs at the Hibiya Step Square, setting up a full-scale outdoor theater with excellent image and sound quality.     ...

Highlights of Related Events at Fall’s Biggest Film Festival in Tokyo

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will host an exciting lineup of special events to ...

Sacramento: The 5th MiniFest on a Maxi Screen!!!

  The Sacramento French Film Festival presents The 5th MiniFest Sunday, October 14, 2018  @ Esquire IMAX Theatre     The Sacramento French Film Festival is not just in June anymore! Since 2014, the SFFF also presents a fall event, the MiniFest, a miniature version of our main festival. In 2018, the MiniFest moves to the Esquire IMAX Theatre, for a full day of fresh French flicks on a giant screen!   The 5th MiniFest will include:   ...

The 31st edition of aGLIFF The All Genders, Lifestyles, and IdentitiesFilm Festival is next week in Austin Texas!

 Cine Las Americas is proud to be a Community Sponsor of the following films:   Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco USA, 2017 Documentary/Biography, 95 min Thursday, September 6th, 2018, 9:30 pm A feature documentary-based time capsule concerning Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 and v...

Line up of the Festival Images Vevey 2018

  The programme is online! The set up of the exhibition already started (photo: « Ewa & Piotr » by Lorenzo Castore)! Festival Images is happy to announce the programme of its exhibitions that will open on September 8th! 61 projects by artists hailing from 19 countries to discover September 8 – 30, indoor and outdoor, for free! Have a look at the full programme   La programmation est en ligne!  ...

SFFILM Presents Eighth Annual Hong Kong Cinema, September 28–30 at the Vogue Theatre 

SFFILM has announced the lineup for the eighth annual Hong Kong Cinema series, September 28–30 at the Vogue Theatre (3290 Sacramento Street), presented in association with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco. This annual series of exciting new work from one of the world’s most important filmmaking hubs, showcases Hong Kong’s range of cinematic storytelling exploring diverse of topics and filmmaking techniques, this year with a special focus on up-and-coming...

Issaquah International Film Festival returns September 15 & 16, 2018

Coming Attractions: Issaquah International Film Festival, September 15 & 16, 2018 SIFF, the largest film festival in the United States, is joining forces with the City of Issaquah Arts Commission to present the fifth annual Issaquah International Film Festival. The ...

Check (in the youtube channel below) the amazing trailers which film festival create to raize attention. Some of them are smart edits from a compilations of key moments in the film they have selected, some of them bring stand-alone stories. Some also edit a the best moments on stage at awards ceremony, ambiance, scenes form the city, with testimonials from filmmakers, interviews...All great ideas! A few of them have also been shot by famous filmmakers...Class act! I enjoyed a lot the one from ... 

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SFFILM Presents: Hong Kong Cinema, Sept 28-30 at the Vogue

  SFFILM Fall Season 2018 Hong Kong Cinema September 28–30 Vogue Theatre An annual fan favorite, SFFILM's Hong Kong Cinema series returns next month, bringing home the best new work from one of the world's most exciting filmmaking regions. This year&...

Cut Off selected at Moving Parts film festival

SEPTEMBER 14th & 15th, 2018 Hollywood, CA The Moving Parts Film Festival entering second year is a branch of Chrysalis Pictures a 501c3 Nonprofit Production Company that focuses on creating ground breaking original works for the purpose of having a deeper understanding of all cultures and people. Within the safe haven of Chrysalis Pictures; a collective of diverse artists explore personal truths to elevate the beauty of perseverance, and use their...

Sharkwater enters the festival circuit at TIIF and follows with 3 other canadian festivals this september

Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, ON Sept 6-16 September 7 FIN Atlantic Film Festival Halifax, NS Sept 13-20 September 19 Calgary International Film Festival Calgary, AB Sept 19-30 September 21         Cinéfest...

Film Fest Gent to close 45th edition with 'Beautiful Boy' by Felix van Groeningen

The film 'Beautiful Boy' by Felix van Groeningen with Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell will be the closing film of the 45th edition of Film Fest Gent. The film will have its Belgian premiere at the festival, preceded by the presentation of the official festival awards, in the presence of the international festival jury and director Felix van Groeningen.   'Beautiful boy' is the English-language debut of Felix van Groeningen ('The Broken Circle Breakdown...

Isabelle: the synopsis

ISABELLE  Larissa and Matt Kane are the perfect young couple, moving into the perfect home, in the perfect neighborhood in upstate New York. Larissa is pregnant. It’s a boy. His name is going to be Colton. Unexpectedly, Larissa goes into labor early. There are complications. It’s touch and go. She flat-lines. The doctors work feverishly at trying to revive her. She spends a full minute without any signs of life but then she comes back. The baby is stillborn. The haunting imag...

Production information on Isabelle

ISABELLE Desire can get you past just about anything. Sometimes, even death.   LOG LINE: Once they move into the ideal New England neighborhood, an all-American couple's dream of starting a family slowly shatters before their eyes as they descend into the depths of paranoia and must struggle to survive a specter that wants nothing more than their very own lives. A story very much in the vein of "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist".  ...

Isabelle will have its World Premiere at Busan International Film Festival

Busan International Film Festival, the Largest Film Festival in Asia, Will Open on 4 October, 2018! ...

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A Zurich tribute to...Award to German Director Wim Wenders



      Internationally renowned German director Wim Wenders will receive the A Tribute to... Award on October 6. The award will include a retrospective of his work screened in his honour at the 14th Zurich Film Festival. Wim Wenders will collect the 14th Zurich Film Festival’s A Tribute to... Award in person during the Award Night ceremony at Zurich Opera House on October 6. A retrospective of twelve of the German director’s most important films will be screen...

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April 5 - 14, 2019



The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th 

Entries Opened August 15th. The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th and the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th. These are "Postmark By Deadlines". If you enter Online by the January 15th Late/Final Deadline and we receive the physical entry by January 31st, your entry will still be reviewed by our judges. Due to popular demand, we have extended the Final Brick Wall Deadline to January 31st, online!

The 2019 Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now open for entries! Info on All Winners info is submitted to Seoul, Korea ~ Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost!


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New York Festivals Television & Films Awards 

April 9th, 2019


Deadline for entries is October 15, 2018

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. New Categories for 2019 include Human Rights Documentary, Digital Short-Form Music Video, Telenovela Promotion, Brand Image, CSR Not-for-Profit, Branded Content, Attitudinal Training, Branded Content Documentary, Student Documentary, Public Relations & Social Engagement. 

All Entries in the 2019 competition will be judged online and screened by New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200 plus producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe. Nominated Finalists are judged by a selected panel at the United Nations for the UNDPI Awards. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Television & Film Awards website. To View the 2018 TV & Film Awards winning entries please visit:


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Script Pool Tallinn is a script development competition launched at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017, awarding a 5000 Euro prize by our partner Global Screen GmbH to one of the five writer-producer teams invited to Tallinn. 

Global Screen GmbH is a leading international sales & distribution company for theatrical films, TV programs and formats based in Munich, Germany. It is owned by Telepool, a vertically integrated media and licensing company with more than 50 years of experience in film distribution. Telepool has been acquired on June 26, 2018 by actor and producer Will Smith and director Marc Forster and is now owned by their respective companies The Smith Family Circle, Will and Jada Smith’s Family Office and Elysian Fields.

The public pitch, open to all the attending industry professionals, takes place on November 29, 2018.

Submissions are now open. Deadline for submission is September 3.


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Co-Production Market and the POWR Baltic Stories Exchange at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

 The Co-Production Market runs from the 27th until the 29th of Nov and presents the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in the amount of 20 000 Euros. It provides a perfect opportunity to find financiers, co-producers and sales agents for your project during an intensive two days of pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. Projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine, plus projects from Italy, our 2018 Focus Country, are eligible for submission. Projects from other countries looking for co-production partners or service providers in these countries are also accepted. 
POWR Baltic Stories Exchange (26-30 Nov) trains writers to deliver a good pitch and find a producer at the public project presentation as well as get industry feedback through pre-arranged POWR Meetings with carefully selected Baltic Event participants. Six screenplays in the early stages of development from the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as Italy, BE Focus Country, will be selected. The workshop is organised by Baltic Event in collaboration with the region’s Creative Europe MEDIA Desks and Torino Film Lab.

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and sub-festivals open submissions


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF), Youth and Children’s Film Festival Just Film
and PÖFF Shorts have opened submissions for the 2018 edition.

The 22nd edition of PÖFF, running from November 16th to December 2nd, will see a major change in one of the three competition programmes of the festival. The former Estonian Film Competition that used to be judged by the same jury as the First Feature Competition will be turned into a new programme with its own international jury – the Baltic Film Competition – screening a selection of feature-length films made in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The programme requires Estonian premiere for the Lithuanian and Latvian films (no premiere requirements for Estonian films) and is designed as a showcase of the best Baltic cinematic output from the last year. The programme will have one award - Award for Best Baltic Feature Film with a grant of 3200 Euros, shared by the director and producer.

The festival will also continue its two other competition programmes. The Official Selection Competition will look for films completed after the 15th of September, 2017. With world, international or European premiere as a eligibility criterium.

The First Feature Competition, open for filmmakers presenting their feature debut, will accept films completed after the 15th of September, 2017. That have not had their world or international premiere.

Submissions are also open for all the non-competitive sections of the festival. The programme will include around 200 feature films and documentaries. The final day for submissions is the 17th of August.

The 17th Youth and Children’s film festival Just Film is looking for films for its youth and children’s competitions and documentary sections. Submissions will stay open until the 17th of August.

The 2nd PÖFF Shorts, showcasing short films and animations, will run from the 20th to the 25th of November. The festival saw the merging of two separate sub-festivals last year - the animation film festival Animated Dreams and the International Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers. The new festival has retained the identities and most programmes of the former festival. Submissions close on the 25th of August.





The NYC Independent Film Festival 
May 5 – 12, 2019

Earlybird Deadline August 23, 2018 

The 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for indie filmmakers from NYC and around the world to the NYC public & entertainment industry. Indie filmmakers self­fund projects with budgets from $0 - ­$1,000,000 and often overlooked, these filmmakers show extraordinary talent and creativity under tight budgets. The Festival provides filmmakers with the opportunity for potential distribution while meeting fans and promoting their film. 

The Festival is an annual event and will run May 5 - 12, 2019, taking place at Producers Club, The Caveat and Cameo Clnton Studios. We will screen 250 films, host panels and presentations, as well as after parties, a live script reading, and a live comedy sketch performance! All while hosting hundreds of filmamakers from around the world!
2019 submission categories include: Narrative Feature, Short Film (narrative), Super Short Film (narrative), Documentary Fearure, Documentary Short, Music Video, Art/Experimental (short film), Animation (short film), Short Script, Short Sketch Comedy Videos, Virtual Reality, Web Series, TV Pilots. 
Join us in New York City May 5 to 12, 2019



Fantasporto’2019 Oporto International Film Festival 
February 22 to March 2, 2019


This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts only of Fantasy gendre. The Director’s Week section is destinaded only for, no strings attach.


Deadlines for Entries for 2019 edition are November 1st (feature and fantasy shorts) and December 5th (Final Call and only for features). Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 39th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.

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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Eco, Transition, Green and Conservationism cinema: check our fantastic selection

Films we curate for festivals: Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in the eco green genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by"...  

2018 Green Film Network Award: and the winners are…

It was hard to choose among many beautiful documentary films and short films, selected by our festival members all over the world. Nevertheless, in the end we have the winners of Green Film Network Award 2018! And the winners are… Genesis 2.0 by Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev (Switzerland, 2018, 103’)   On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a s...



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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Horror and SciFi: check our fantastic selection

Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in the Horror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by"...     

John Landis, guest of honour of the 11th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

  The11th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival will be held from 14 to 23 September. This year we are especially pleased to welcome as our guest of honour, the American film director John Landis. John Landis, an avid cinephile, began his career in the mailroom of 20th Century Fox Studios. A high school dropout, he made his way to the former Yugoslavia at age 18 to work as a “gofer” on MGM’s K...

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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our selection

Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' documentaries.  "Ones to Watch for fests' by".  LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, produced and presented by Jeff Bridges. USA

EDN is Hiring a New Director

  EDN - European Documentary Network is seeking a new director to head Europe's largest documentary association, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new director should be a well-connected individual with a clear vision for the future of the documentary sector. The designated director will start working from early 2019 onwards, replacing Paul Pauwels who has been at the helm of the association since May 2013. Applications for this position are accepted until September 7, 2018. E...


ISABELLE by Rob Heydon USA 2018 80 minutes

The supernatural thriller Isabelle by writer Donald Martin, with producer Sid Ganis (former Chairman Columbia Pictures) and director Rob Heydon isentering th efestival circuit with a world premiere at Busan.

In the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, Isabelle is about an all-American couple whose dream of starting a family is shattered after they move into the perfect New Englandneighborhood.

Once settled, they soon descend into the depths of terror as they struggle to survive a genuine threat from a dark presence that appears to want to end their very lives.


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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

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Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for”
Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, 
Sharkwater: Extinction.
The soundtrack "Child of the Water" is a tribute to Rob, written and recorded by the ethereal Chantal Kreviazuk.
Sharkwater: Extinction, scheduled to release in October 2018, is a follow up to his first two award-winning films,
Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought
the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.
Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.
Rob Stewart Sharkwater: Extinction

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TAIPEI by Jason Lester Romance under influence - USA, first feature film 96 minutes

"Think Romeo and Juliet meets Trainspotting" - Bruno Chatelin


Taipei is an adaptation of Tao Lin’s critically-acclaimed, cult favorite novel of the same name.

Two young New York writers fall in and out of love amidst a whirlwind of drugs, parties, technology, and travel. As one relationship collapses, another blooms for Erin, swept into the world of Paul Chen, a mysterious, charismatic author. When he proposes documenting every aspect of their new romance in an epic laptop-filmed “documentary”, the couple enter into a performative bad romance, fueled by substances and sleepless nights. Tracking the pair through a shotgun Niagara Falls wedding, an LSD trip in a New Jersey mansion, and to Taiwan, the country of Paul’s birth where the couple comes to confront their individual alienation, Taipei is a visually stunning, extremely contemporary portrayal of what it means to be young, alive, and in love in a digital world.

Taipei wins at The Mexico International Film Festival

Taipei won 2018 Bronze Palm Award at The Mexico International Film Festival   The Mexico International Film Festival and Awards has become an important awards event within the film industry and a centerpiece for promoting and growing the thriving arts and culture community of Mexico. Founded on the premise that the language of film is universal and a dynamic force in bridging cultural understanding, the event celebrates and recognizes the very best of international inde...

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LIVING AMONG US by Brian Metcalf  - Vampire Found Footage Thriller Ocober 2017 80 minutes

A family of Vampires hire some filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results.  STARRING: John Heard (Home Alone), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You).

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LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, A documentary presented by Jeff Bridges.
USA October 2017 - 83 minutes 

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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Ouverture du Festival de Deauville : La photographie vintage met à l'honneur 30 clichés inconnus du grand public !


Le Festival des films du monde offre gratuitement l'accès à l'ensemble de ses sections pour les professionnels du cinéma



        Bienvenue aux professionnels de l'industrie !   Le Festival des films du monde offre gratuitement l'accès à l'ensemble de ses sections pour les professionne...

9ème édition du Festival du Film éco-citoyen Ecran Vert


20e Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris

3-14 OCT. 2018 Le Grand Action | Centre Pompidou   Centre Culturel Suisse | École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Re:Voir / The Film Gallery | Le Shakirail COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE 42 FILMS (2017-2018) | 22 PAYS  | 6 PROGRAMMES films sélectionnés FOCUS : TECHNIQUES, USAGES 55 FILMS (1951-2018) | 13 PROGRAMMES SÉANCES ET INTERVENTIONS SPÉCIALES Les 20 ans du festival, atelier found footage, séances...

La programmation des 15e Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon

L'Association Ciné Plein Soleil a l'honneur et le plaisir de vous dévoiler la programmation des 15e Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon, qui se dérouleront du 20 au 23 septembre prochain. 4 jours de projection, 19 films dont 5 avant-premières très attendues.    Côtoyez ceux qui font le cinéma reste l'ADN de cet évènement, et nous sommes très fiers et heureux des invités pré...

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France Du 22/08/2018 au 28/08/2018

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Le programme du Festival Images Vevey 2018

  La programmation est en ligne!  Alors que les montages ont déjà commencé (photo : Ewa & Piotr de Lorenzo Castore), le Festival Images est heureux de vous annoncer le programme de ses expositions qui ouvriront le 8 septembre. 61 projets d’artistes venus de 19 pays seront à découvrir du 8 au 30 septembre en plein air et en intérieur, gratuitement ! Voir la programmation complète  ...

Sept films latino-américains dans toute la région au Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine cinémas et cultures

     Le Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine, c'est aussi un ensemble d'événements proposés à Biarritz et dans la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine. En septembre, notre équipe de programmation vous donne rendez-vous dans quatre salles de proximité et un centre culturel de la région pour (re)découvrir films passés et présents.         &nb...




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