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UNAFF Closing Week End in Palo Alto

 The 21st UNAFF closes this weekend (October 26-28), packed with 18 film screenings, 2 panels, a reception with filmmakers, the Awards Ceremony, and the Closing Night Party.   Please see below the weekend program.   Please click here for the full program (for a quick view of the Schedule, please click here).   For more information about the 21st UNAFF, please visit www.unaff.org. &n...

Cine Vivo - Perth Independent Latino American Film Festival heads to Argentina

Cine Vivo - Argentina!   Cine Vivo - Perth Independent Latino American Film Festival heads to Argentina tonight with a tribute to all film lovers. Start the night with a mouthwatering Argentinian asado from Roberto’s BBQ then settle in for the heart-warming film, Un Cine en Concreto (A Concrete Cinema), which follows the story of a man who loved the old cinema in his small town so much that when it was demolished he set about re-creating...

Bruno Chatelin joins the Advisory Board of The French Riviera Film Festival

"Gotham Chandna and I are honored that Bruno Chatelin, one of the leading authorities on the global film circuit, has joined our festival's advisory board and will also serve as a judge," commented festival co-founder Nicole Muj. "Bruno is passionate about his work within the international film community, and we' re humbled to welcome such a highly respected figure in today's world cinema as part of our inaugural festival." Nicole Muj festival co-founder, Bruno ...

Project Market at the 5th HANIFF in full swing in Hanoi Vietnam

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Following the great success of the 2nd Project Market within the Hanoi International Film Festival in 2016, this year, BHD Co., Ltd – Vietnam Media Corp continue to co-ordinate with the Cinema Department of Vietnam to organize the Project Market within the framework of the 5th International Film Festival between Oct 27th and 30th, 2018 in Hanoi. Project Market will be a place to network and experience for film producers, directors and script writers, who wish to introduce their projects t...

Finding Vince 400, an inaugural film festival concluded in Rome in honor of St. Vincent de Paul's life

Hosted by the Vincentian Family, Finding Vince 400 will Showcase Film Screenings, Art Exhibits and Panel Discussions with Clarence Gilyard, Jim Caviezel and Sheree Wilson  The Festival Features Films from Around the World That Bring Awareness to Issues of Poverty in Diverse Communities (L-R) Forgotten Huts , Courtesy of FV400 Festival ; Mare Nostrum , Courtesy of FV400 Festival ; A Little Wisdom , Courtesy of FV400 Festival . Rome, ITALY — In celebration of the 400th a...

Access to Withoutabox will close in a year from now: on October 30, 2019

We received this week the news from Withoutabox with a message announcing the end of the service for 2019. Sorry to see them go, even if many festivals and filmmakers seem happy about it. I remember witnessing their birth, when filmfestivals.com was still young, meeting with the two co founders, becoming partners, then disapointed partners, then co sponsors of a few film festival conferences....then finally seeing them merge into amazon and IMDB to slowly disappearing from the radar. The sp...

Bruno Chatelin stands for election to the Board of the Europan Film Academy

  The European Film Academy is organizing the election of the future president of the EFA and renewal of several members of the Board. Please support the candidacy of your editor,Bruno Chatelin, former member of board who stands for re election. The online vote of EFA members on the EFA platform ends on 29 November. The new composition of the board be announced in Seville, the day after the award ceremony of the European Film Awards.   The brief statement: I wou...

Women take charge in front of and behind the camera at BJFF 2018

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The 2018 Romanian Film Festival Seattle is coming to SIFF Cinema Uptown NOVEMBER 2-4

  Join us for the 5th Edition of The Romanian Film Festival Seattle, screening November 2-4 at SIFF Cinema Uptown.  This year's festival will carry the spirit of Halloween into November by taking viewers on a tour of Romania and its "Uncanny Worlds," starting with an Opening Night Gal...

Rome Film Fest kicks off with Bad Times at The El Royale by Drew Goddard

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  Antonio Monda: “Brisk tickets pre-sales: 8% increase in sold tickets”   Today, Thursday, October 18, the thirteenth edition of the Rome Film Fest will be up and running until October 28 under the artistic direction of Antonio Monda. The event is produced by Fondazione Cinema per Roma headed by Laura Delli Colli with Francesca Via, General Director. The Auditorium Parco della Musica will be the nerve centre of the showcase hosting screenings and the red carpet. Same as...

Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival 2019 appoints Dr. Maxa Zoller as new director

Silke Johanna Räbiger hands over reins to Dr. Maxa Zoller Silke J. Räbiger was appointed director of the Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival in 2007 but has been strongly linked to the Festival for over 30 years. She is now stepping down (see press date below) and handing over the role of festival director to Maxa Zoller. The first Festival with its new artistic director is scheduled to take place from 9 to 14 April 2019 in Dortmund. Silke J. Rä...

Rome Film Fest in the city, starting tomorrow, from the centre to the outskirts

The venues for the 13th edition   Since its first edition, Rome Film Fest has taken place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The building complex designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano will host most of the screenings (Sala Sinopoli, Sala Petrassi, Teatro Studio Gianni Borgna Sala SIAE, AuditoriumArte), and exhibitions (foyer Sinopoli and foyer Petrassi, with the exhibition “Three Minutes”). The 1,300 square metres of the avenue leading to the Cavea (an open-air a...

The Exhibitions at the 13th Rome Film Fest

  THREE MINUTES | AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICCARDO GHILARDI Press Preview 18 October at 12:30 | Foyer Sala Sinopoli (Auditorium Parco della Musica) Photographer Riccardo Ghilardi’s passionate eye guides us through a journey punctuated with the best-known faces of cinema stars and catches them in the iconic locations that year after year showcase the dream factory of cinema: Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Los Angeles, home of the Oscars® and the Golden Globes, as well as ...

The official poster of the 13th Rome Film Fest features Peter Sellers and his comic genius

  The official poster of the thirteenth Rome Film Fest, to be held from 18 to 28 October 2018 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, features Peter Sellers.   Beloved by extremely diverse audiences, who have admired his extraordinary comic talent, the brilliant unpredictability of his performances and his excellent portrayal of dramatic roles, Peter Sellers is pictured as his most famous character, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, lead character of The Pink Panther series. The shot was ...

Hollywood Casting and Film launches a new screenplay competition and talent Summit

We, at filmfestivals.com, are happy to see our long time friend Jon Fitzgerald return with a festival project, Bruno Chatelin and Jon worked on a couple of occasions on th efestival circuit ! The HCF Screenplay Competition not only provides screenwriters with over $50,000 in cash and prize value, we are one of the only competitions that provides critical resources (locations, camera equipment) in helping screenwriters produce their scripts. The HCF Screenplay Competition was specifically d...

6th CIFF announces Jury and “Making the World a Better Place by Giving a Voice to the Unheard” again...

CFF 6TH ANNUAL JURY MEMBERS       The Chelsea Film Festival announces today the 6th Annual Jury presided by Actress, Screenwriter, Director Laura Gómez (Orange is The New Black, Show Me a Hero, Law & Order)...

World Highlights: astonishing films from all around the globe arrive to #LosCabos7

  COME AND SEE WHAT THE NEIGHBORS ARE DOING ...

The future of non-fiction film in the digital age / CTPiX18 / Nov 14 - 15

                non-fiction audiovisual storytelling reaches, engages and moves audiences in exponentially growing numbers worldwide. This trend is shaped by new modes of consumption and audience engagement, innovative technologies, competitive online platforms and hungry content markets around the world. Non-fiction film has developed a plethora of new formats, with micro-docs for social platforms, multi-part docu-series, VR/AR/MR, interactive, ...

The first Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival commences 1-5 June 2019

The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Ou...

Our partner festival, the Chelsea Film Festival to open with The Broken Rose

Bruno Chatelin, who sits on the advisory Board of the CFF, is happy to share the news from our friend in NY: Ingrid Jean-Baptiste who runs the festival.     The opening film is The Broken Rose by Matthew McClelland 111 min | Drama | USA | 2018 (New York Premiere) Rose is a young girl who has grown up in foster care. Desperate to escape an abusive situation, she is saved by an older man named Shaka, but at what price? Film will be followed by Q&A with Actors and Writers/Produ...

The Into Film Festival returns this Autumn with nearly 3,000 free screenings and special events

“Into Film is a really brilliant initiative because anything that facilitates the arts in our current climate, particularly with regards to younger people, is really vital as we are seeing increasing cuts and less funding in schools.” Gwendoline Christie, Actor  Now in its sixth phenomenally successful year, having welcomed nearly half a million Primary and Secondary students and their teachers in 2017, the Into Film Festival returns this Autumn with nearly ...

Female Directors at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

For the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 10th Anniversary, we present an incredible selection of films by female directors. From foreign films to documentaries, comedies, to dramas, these features flaunt the creative talents of ladies in the film industry.  On Her Shoulders Directed by Alexandria Bombach This incredible documentary depicts Nadia Murad, the 23-year-old survivor of the...

SLO Film Fest is gearing up for its 25th Anniversary year!

    This fall, the SLO Film Fest is starting the party a little early with two special movie events that we hope you don’t miss! On Saturday, November 17 at SLO’s Fremont Theatre, legendary actress Katharine Ross will join The Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra to perform the exciting true story of “Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express,” before introducing the 1969 classic, Butch Cassid...

Doclisboa under pressures from two Embassies to remove films from its programme and resisting!

"DOCLISBOA WILL NOT ACCEPT EXTERNAL PRESSURES UPON ITS PROGRAMMING OR ITS POLITICAL POSITIONING"   Bruno Chatelin from filmfestivals.com supports the ethics of the DocLisboa Team and is happy to share their statement with our community. Feel free to react. Over the past two days, Doclisboa has received pressures from two Embassies to remove films from its programme, or to review texts in its materials. In particular, a film of the International Competition and texts relate...

Our partner's 6th Edition of the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY is already taking shape

The Sixth Annual Edition of the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY is already taking shape, with Women, Environment, Social Justice, Gender and Age Matters taking the front seat. Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin salutes the wonderful achievements of the festival and looks forward to a continued relationship.   Submissions are still open for the festival to take place March 15-21, 2019 at Cinema Village and neighboring downtown Manhattan venues. We are expecting international ...


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