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: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting 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

 

 

Presenting the website

 

MarlaLewinGFV


Reporting on movies, film festivals, film production, premieres, movie events, industry trends and plays from around the world
feed

The Global Film Village: Jeremy Thomas delivers Keynote at Film Independent Filmmaker Forum

by Marla Lewin

 

Dawn Hudson opened the Film Independent Filmmaker Forum at the DGA by stating that, “the objective of this weekend is to build a community of filmmakers and to inspire”. She then introduced Jeremy Thomas who delivered the event’s keynote address. Dawn said “He grew up in movie royalty, but he was a rebel and went out on his own”.

 

Jeremy Thomas said “I was very lucky. I left school at 17 to make movies.  I crossed paths with people like Ken Loach, Julian Temple, Nicholas Roeg, and Steven Frears. We made films together about things that were interesting to us like the sex pistols. These are difficult times to make films but aside from a few years at the beginning of the home video business, they have always been difficult times. Today everybody has two businesses movies, and doing something else to pay their bills. I have been seen as an auteur producer, but In order to be successful you need to have a  sense of the market,  but do not create films made for the market because it is always changing. We tried to be in charge of our own destiny. We’ve always needed to find money. It’s always been a terrible problem. David Cronenberg’s “Crash” took me eight years to put together. I stick with an idea or a filmmaker. I am persistent.  I often look at young producer’s projects and realize it is hopeless and want to tell them to give it up. You have to be realistic.  You can stick with it, but it may never happen. It is very important to get the right elements. You have to have great material to work with it all starts with the script. You must always embark on this as a business”.

 

“I knew nothing at the beginning. My first picture was  a disaster.  You need to understand the marketplace. Choose films people will want to see. When I begin looking at a project I am thinking about how to make this attractive to people.  Everything needs to be tailor made. Quality Control is important”.

 

“Studio executives are saying DRAMA IS DEAD. That is rubbish. These are not experts. People saying that are stupid. The world is in a great depression right now. Life is bleak at this time, everyone is down and depressed. Adult drama is not in vogue. We are in a changing moment. The communal experience is changing. Out of this will come a new home video experience but Cinema will continue. People enjoy seeing movies in large groups”.

 

“People have not stopped being interested in the types of films that I make. The market will come back with new companies. Be optimistic. There is always a wall to break through because that is the nature of indie filmmmaking. The 80s was a bad period. At the time I was making The Last Emperor it was very dry period there was no money available. Today there is a lot of alternatives for leisure time. There is free film on the internet. But with downloading and streaming as it exist right now there is no money for producers”.

 

“I was surrounded by a tribe of fashionable filmmakers when I started out. Build your own tribe. I have no partners. But I need a lot of people ot help me make films”.

 

“Luck is key. Having some smarts about how you put it all together is also crucial. The foreign sales business is a global business. You need to understand the entire world market. Think of it as One place. One planet. You must be ambitious or find something else to do”.


Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from


> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest
 
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

About MarlaLewinGFV

Lewin Marla
(Global Film Village)

Marla is a producer, playwright, screenwriter, publicist and now a journalist. She attends 12 to 20 film festivals per year. She has spoken on filmmaking at many festivals including Cannes and SXSW.

htttp://www.magiclampreleasing.com

http://www.globalfilmvillage.com 

http://twitter.com/globalfilmvilge 


Los Angeles

United States



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net