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>  SUNDANCE January 23 - February 2 

 

VIDEO Interview with MAX RICHTER'S SLEEP director Natalie Johns

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Interview with SLEEP director NATALIE JOHNS by reporter James Nelson moments before the curtain goes up at Sundance Film Festival 2020. "My personal lullaby for a frenetic world. A manifesto for a slower pace of existence” -Max Richter Check the Trailer This film follows Max Richter as he consolidates the most ambitious performance of his critically acclaimed 8-hour opus, Sleep. Centring around the open-air concert in Los Angeles, as well as footage from Ber...
 

Conversations at the Sundance Film Festival The Joy of Making Movies and Meeting People

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By James Nelson Independent Reporter   PARK CITY, UTAH – I bumped into a lady at the Sundance Film Festival (SFF) and learned about the meaning of the word truffle, the strength of a good movie, and the value of a wonderful conversation all before my bus arrived. Say hello to Jamie Wolf of Foothill Productions. “The surroundings before it got so incredibly crowded were conducive to hanging out with peers. It’s not quite as conducive anymore but still I think that is ...
 

VIDEO recap Day 8 in Sundance

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Yesterday, we invited the Festival community to take part in something extra special—a ritual as old as storytelling itself. Just after dusk, led by drummers from the Ute tribe, we gathered around a bonfire to welcome the start of a new decade and dream of our imagined futures. Elsewhere, Falling writer/director/actor Viggo Mortensen joined us for another enriching Power of Story panel, ZZ Ward performed at the ASCAP Music Café, and Festivalgoers experienced the groundbreaking An...
 

Life on the Red Carpet at the Sundance Film Festival: One Photographers Story of Images and Movie Stars

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By James Nelson Independent Reporter   PARK CITY, UTAH – The electricity and buzz that makes the Sundance Film Festival (SFF) one of the best in the world wouldn’t be the same without the imagery all those photographers bring to the outside world. The work and talent that goes into each and every photo is all part of the Sundance landscape of movies, and storytelling. “I do entertainment and I also do journalism where I want to tell a story. So, we will focus on some...
 

VIDEO recap Day 7 in Sundance

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On the seventh day of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, we caught a conversation between Radha Blank (THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION) and Winston Duke (NINE DAYS) at Cinema Cafe. At the ASCAP Music Cafe, we caught a live performance by The Bird and the Bee, and at the Filmmaker Lodge, we heard from creatives speak on the topic “How Can Artists Reshape Politics?” ...
 

VIDEO recap Day 6 in Sundance

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On Day Six of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, we stopped by Cinema Café for a conversation with actresses Zazie Beetz, Elle Lorraine, and Taylour Paige, and convened a panel full of Festival programmers and special guests to discuss an all-important topic: “the movie that blew my mind. ...
 

Bad Hair Movie Makes Good Impression at Sundance

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Robin Thede, Amazing Host of Black Women Star in Horror Film   By James Nelson Independent Reporter PARK CITY, UTAH – Bad Hair is a movie set in 1989 about a killer weave that infiltrates the lives of women in the Los Angeles music industry and features a cast including Vanessa Williams, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Michelle Hurd. The importance of getting a film into the Sundance Film Festival and affording opportunity for filmmakers and actors was evident at one o...
 

Shorts Awards Announced at 2020 Sundance Film Festival

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So What If The Goats Die Wins Grand Jury Prize Park City, Utah — Winners of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were announced tonight by Sundance Institute at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 74 shorts selected from a record high 10,397 submissions, went to So What If The Goats Die, directed and written by Sofia Alaoui. The Short Film program is presented by Southwest Airl...
 
 

Sundance Institute Awards Michael Almereyda’s Tesla + Announces New Grants to Artists at 2020 Sundance

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Director-Screenwriter Michael Almereyda Honored Park City, Utah — At a reception at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival today, the beneficiaries of $70,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation were revealed. Doron Weber, Vice President and Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation presented the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize to Tesla and announced the new winners: Tim Delaney for The Plutonians (Sundance Inst...
 
 

VIDEO recap Day 5 in Sundance

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On Day Five of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, we may have reached the halfway point, but the big premieres just kept on coming. Among them, Ethan Hawke plays Nikola Tesla in Michael Almereyda’s unconventional biopic, TESLA, and Tessa Thompson stars in Eugene Ashe’s winning period romance, SYLVIE'S LOVE. We also heard from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and DOWNHILL star Will Ferrell. ...
 
 

‘Has Recent Industry Emphasis on D&I Influenced Storytelling’ Panel

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Easterseals Disability Services Presents   Jan. 25th at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival   Actors & Decision Makers Will Spotlight Need to Include Disability in Diversity Conversations; Organization Serves as Member of Sundance Institute’s Accessibility & Inclusion Alliance   An Allied Organization of Sundance Institute and member of its newly announced Accessibility & Inclusion Alliance, Easterseals Disability Services will host a panel...
 
 

Sundance Institute Announces Leya Hale as 2020 Merata Mita Fellow

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Now in its Fifth Consecutive Year, Fellowship Honors Artistic Contributions of Late Māori Filmmaker Sundance Institute today announced director and producer Leya Hale as the 2020 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship, an annual fellowship named in honor of the late Māori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010). The announcement was delivered today at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival by N. Bird Runningwater, Director of the Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program.  ...
 
 

Interview from Abhijit Das filmmaker from Mumbai India

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Filmmaking representative from Mumbai India: Abhijit Das   You won’t find any movies from India at this years’ Sundance Film Festival (SFF) but next year might be another story. A special delegation of filmmakers from India journeyed to Utah to find out about the inner workings of cinema in America through the Sundance Film Festival experience. “Meeting them face to face makes a huge amount of difference for us rather just sending emails which usually get ig...
 

VIDEO Nicholas Braun Receives the IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter Award in Sundance

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Nicholas Braun Received the IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter Award as Determined by IMDbPro Data on the Page Views of More Than 200 Million Monthly Visitors to IMDb Previous IMDb STARmeter Award recipients at the Sundance Film Festival include Rachel Brosnahan, Mindy Kaling, Bill Skarsgård, Bryce Dallas Howard and Peter Dinklage. IMDb is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 30th anniversary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.   https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3...
 

Sundance Institute and Luminate Champion Impactful Storytelling With Multifaceted Global Support

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Eight Independent Projects Aim to Spark Change  The non-profit Sundance Institute, in collaboration with Luminate, the global philanthropic organization, today announced six new projects, joining two which had been previously announced, which are being supported by the Sundance Institute | Luminate Fund. The fund provides non-recoupable grants to independent artists working across documentary, narrative, episodic and emerging media whose work display a stro...
 

VIDEO recap Day 4 in Sundance

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On Day Four of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, things heated up in Park City with a trip to PALM SPRINGS, not to mention a live taping of the THIRST AID KIT podcast with actors Daniel Dae Kim (BLAST BEAT) and Kendrick Sampson (MISS JUNETEENTH). Plus, legendary women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem arrived for the premiere of Julie Taymor’s The Glorias and Hillary Rodham Clinton joined us at the Cinema Café     ...
 
 

VIDEO Cinema Cafe with Hillary Clinton and Nanette Burstein at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

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Hillary Rodham Clinton and filmmaker Nanette Burstein stopped by Cinema Cafe to chat with John Horn about HILLARY, the four-part docu-series about the former secretary of state. Presented by Variety. Nanette Burstein Nanette Burstein is a prolific and award-winning film director. She began her career directing the documentary On The Ropes, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary. Her other films include Robert Evans's biography, The Kid Stays in the P...
 
 

VIDEO recap Day 3 in Sundance

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Day Three was heralded by the arrival of Hillary Clinton, who was in town for the first screening of Nanette Burstein’s four-part docuseries on the secretary of state and U.S. senator. Across town, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s much-anticipated documentary ON THE RECORD had its world premiere, and musicians Carrie Brownstein and Annie Clark (St. Vincent) stopped by Cinema Cafe to talk about THE NOWHERE INN, the absurdist meta-film they co-wrote. ...
 

Sundance Film Festival is never sold out on things to do

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SFF 2020 outside one of the theaters in Park City, Utah   Activists on main street in Park City, Utah By James Nelson Sold out is the common refrain at the Sundance Film Festival but there are still ways to secure a ticket once the movies start rolling. Savvy organizers keep schedules online and out in the open in many places so the public can stay informed. Veteran movie goers place their names on wait lists and use social media as a way to find an open seat. Though the festival is...
 

Disability Rights Movement Showcased at Sundance Film Festival 2020

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Actor Nic Novicki interviewed in Park City, Utah January 26, 2020 By James Nelson   PARK CITY, Utah-A 1970s summer camp story titled, “Crip Camp” is a showcase movie at Sundance 2020 further cementing the festival’s commitment to important but little known stories. The movie is co-directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht.  Film footage of the camp for disabled youth offers powerful imagery of kids playing and simply enjoying life. Crip Camp is being screened i...
 

VIDEO Ron Howard in conversation at Cinema Café about his doc Rebuilding Paradise

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Director Ron Howard discoverin,g Sunadance for the first time stopped by Cinema Cafe for a thought-provoking conversation with Variety's Matt Donnelly about REBUILDING PARADISE, his documentary premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City.    "I am thrilled to be in Park City He wanted to pay atribute to what Sundance has made for the medium, it s remakable he quoted, Robert Redford expanding what american film can be...THE MOST POWERFUL POSITIVE FORCE IN M...
 

VIDEO recap Sudance Day2

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On Day Two of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, the big premieres just kept on coming! We went road-tripping with ZOLA, saw democracy in action in BOYS STATE, and stayed up late with THE NIGHT HOUSE. Director Ron Howard kicked off our Cinema Cafe series, presented by Variety, in a chat about his harrowing but ultimately uplifting documentary REBUILDING PARADISE     ...
 

VIDEO recap day one where Robert Redford puts the spotlight on John Cooper on his opening speech

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And we’re off with Sundance kicking in in snowy Prk City! Opening night at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival was a big one, complete with the world premiere of Crip Camp (preceded by Robert Redford’s toast to John Cooper), Sundance Institute’s An Artist at the Table benefit presented by IMDbPro, and Taylor Swift’s much-anticipated arrival in Park City (hello, Miss Americana!). “There’s not enough praise or admiration we can give Cooper,” stated Robe...
 

VIDEO: Sundance opened with strong buzz on Miss Americana

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By James Nelson PARK CITY, Utah-The 2020 edition of the Sundance Film Festival (SFF) opened with glitz, glamour, loads of anticipation and a light dusting of snow for the annual winter wonderland home of movies and movie makers. Celebrity Taylor Swift quickly fired up the buzz saws with her appearance on the red carpet for Miss Americana which offers a fascinating introspective on life as a superstar. The movie premiered to a packed theater and ended with thunderous applause. ...
 

 

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Third Annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase 2020” in Park City, Utah on January 25, 2020

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Indie Entertainment Showcase - a house full of creatives and industry executives. — with Ali M. Aksu, Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Vincent De Paul and Renee Meriste. Event Panel to Feature Top Industry Names ‘Tesla’ Star Vincent De Paul, Ali M. Aksu, Renee Meriste and Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest; Moderated by Sue Vicory Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International are pleased to present the third annual "Indie&nb...
 

 

Last program from John Cooper as a director of Sundance Festival reveals 118 features, 44 first-time feature filmmakers

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The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 23–February 2, 2020. The Sundance Film Festival is Sundance Institute’s flagship public program, widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival and attended by more than 120,000 people and 1,300 ac...

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>   ROTTERDAM January 22 - February 2 
 

The Cloud in Her Room by Zheng Lu Xinyuan wins Tiger Award IFFR 2020

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From left to right: Yuhao Su, Cuishan Liang, Wang Zijian, Liu Xinzhu, Jinjing en Zheng Lu Xinyuan     Special Jury Award goes to Beasts Clawing at Straws by Kim Yonghoon     International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the award winners of its 49th edition. Chinese filmmaker Zheng Lu Xinyuan won the Tiger Award for her film The Cloud in Her Room. South Korean filmmaker Kim Yonghoon won the Special Jury Award for Beasts Clawing at Straws. South Kore...
 

Bong Joon Ho Masterclass in Rotterdam: Parasites, Oscar and his career in focus

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Bong Joon Ho flew over the oceans to return from LA where he is busy campaining for the Oscar to attend the Rotterdam Festival, Here is the video capture of the masterclass he gave to a fascinated audience. With films like Mother, The Host, Snowpiercer and Parasite (Golden Palm winner and tipped for an Oscar), Bong Joon Ho combines sensational commercial success with glowing reviews and major awards. How does he do it? In this masterclass, he will reveal his secrets. He's also bringing a...
 

IFFR announces winners Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2020

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From left to right: Dorian Jespers, Maïder Fortuné, Ismaïl Bahri On Sunday 26 January 2020, the jury announced the winners of this year’s Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The winning films are Apparition by Ismaïl Bahri, Communicating Vessels by Maïder Fortuné and Annie MacDonell, and Sun Dog by Dorian Jespers. They won three equal Ammodo Tiger Short Awards. The jury consisted of recently appointed di...
 

These are the winners of the IFFR Pro Awards 2020

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VIDEO: Opening Night IFFR 2020

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On 22 January at de Doelen the festival began with our opening ceremony and the opening film: Mosquito by João Nuno Pinto. Rewatch Bero Beyer’s opening speech, the introduction with our new festival director Vanja Kaludjercic, and some words on the film.        ...

 

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Interview with the filmmakers of THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE at Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2020

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Darroch Greer and Paul Glenshaw (THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE documentary) selected at Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2020 Interview with Emmanuel Iitier The 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (www.SBIFF.org) just completed another splendid year with an amazing programming of mesmerizing features and inspiring documentaries. One of these documentaries that caught my interest was the American project written, produced and directed by two maverick men: Darroch Greer and...
 

"Jennifer Anniston picked my award by mistake; I have her's lets have a date to swap"

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Richard Hobert's The Birdcatcher’s Son (Fågelfångarens son) won the audience award at SBIFF 2020 he revealed in an exclusive interview to filmfestivals.com a personal story we cannot resist sharing (with his approval) Interview by Guy Kennedy ...
 

 

VIDEO Interview with Santa Barbara Festival audience award winner Richard Hobert

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SBIFF Audience Choice Award from The Santa Barbara Independent: Richard Hobert's The Birdcatcher’s Son (Fågelfångarens son) Exclusive interview for filmfestivals.com       It´s the late 1800s and birdcatcher Esmar and his wife Johanna are trying to survive on the harsh cliffs of the Faroe Islands. Local law dictates that unless they have a son, an heir to the hold of the land, they will be evicted. When Johanna gives birth to their...
 
 

VIDEO: Brad Pitt Honored with Maltin Modern Master Award at 35th SBIFF 2020

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Picture Mark Bennett   SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (January 23, 2020) - Day 8 of the 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presented by UGG featured a sold-out tribute to Brad Pitt, who received the Maltin Modern Master Award for his long standing contributions to the film industry, most recently gracing the silver screen in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood from Columbia Pictures and Ad Astra for New Regency.  &nbs...
 

VIDEO: Congratulations to ALL the Winners at the 35th Santa Barbara with our interview of Richard Hobert

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"It’s been a wonderful 35 years celebrating international cinema as well as our local roots.  We are grateful for all of the staff, volunteers, audiences and filmmakers that were able to join us at SBIFF to come together as a community to celebrate over 200 films - forge a sense of community and love that defies boundary,” SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. Also announced today were the award winning films for the 35th Festival at a breakfast held in their ho...
 
 

VIDEO SBIFF Closing Night moments and speeches

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Roger Durling thanks the audience for their support as Los Angeles Times named SBIFF as one of the TOP TEN Festivals in the USA   ...
 
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VIDEO: follow us on the star studded Red Carpet at Santa Barbara Film Fest

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Impressive line up of stars on the red carpet in Santa Barbara, Filmfestivals.com was there to capture the moment. Check the amazing photo gallery featuring Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Renee Zellwegger, Brad Pitt, christopher Lyod, Bong Joon Ho, Taron Egerton...Mark Bennnett Photography and video interviews with Bradd Pitt...           Interview by Stuart McNaught and photography by Mark Bennett        
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Brad Pitt Admits Turning Down THE MATRIX, But Maltin Master’s Life Has Been Surreal

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent SANTA BARBARA, CA (1/23/2020): Brad Pitt continued his victory lap around the Awards Circuit with the Maltin Modern Master Award from 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presented by UGG last night. The festival pulled out the big guns with Leonard Maltin conducting the sold-out tribute to Brad Pitt like the maestro of media that he is with this eponymous award. The Hollywood Leading Man admitted up front, “I did...
 

Brad Pitt Honored with Maltin Modern Master Award at 35th SBIFF 2020

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Picture Mark Bennett   SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (January 23, 2020) - Day 8 of the 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presented by UGG featured a sold-out tribute to Brad Pitt, who received the Maltin Modern Master Award for his long standing contributions to the film industry, most recently gracing the silver screen in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood from Columbia Pictures and Ad Astra for New Regency.  &nbs...
 
 

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>  FANTASPORTO PREVIEWS February 28 March 7 
 

Fantasporto opening featured in Variety

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Full article on Variety   ...
 
 

Fantasporto 40 Program Complete

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68 COUNTRIES WHICH SUBMITTED FILMS FOR  THE 2020 SELECTION    South Africa , Germany, Argentina, Austria , Australia , Bangladesh, Belgium, Belarus , Bolivia, Bulgaria , Brazil , Canada , Kazakhstan, Chile, China , Cyprus , Colombia, South Korea , Croatia , Cuba, Kurdistan , Denmark, Slovenia , Spain, Uni...
 
 

The official competitions to begin February 28th, Adverse to open the festival

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40 YEARS OF FANTASPORTO IN PORTUGAL’S CAPITAL OF CINEMA WILL BEGAN WITH THE WORLD OPENING OF ADVERSE WITH MICKEY ROURKE   The city of Porto, overlooking the River Douro and close to the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Heritage City, welcomes once again one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and in the World.  Fantasporto, Porto International Film Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it will be held in 25th February- 8th March at the Rivoli Theatre, ...
 

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70 years anniversary edition with, new posters, new look, no bears?

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Berlinale Goes Kiez 2020 Highlights

 
      Since 2010, Berlinale Goes Kiez has honoured the vibrant diversity of cinemas throughout the capital and surrounding regions by featuring one local cinema as an additional Berlinale venue on each of seven consecutive evenings. Daily, from February 22 to 28, 2020, when the Red Carpet is rolled out in a different neighbourhood, not only the film teams will be in the limelight, but also the cinemas the...
 

Numerous events focused on Diversity at the Berlinale

 
    The advent of a more inclusive film industry constitutes one of this sector’s greatest structural challenges. Promoting the plurality of voices and a more inclusive society has been a crucial part of the Berlinale’s legacy since its founding in 1951. This is reflected annually in the film programmes of the various sections and special series as well as in the initiatives and special events of the Berlinale. Indeed, incl...
 

The Berlinale is very serious about Sustainability

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With the 70th Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival is reaffirming its commitment to the 2030 Agenda set out by the United Nations, including its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This will be communicated to the general public and industry professionals alike by means of a public exhibition. Over the course of several years, the festival has been gradually implementing an ever increasing number of sustainable projects in a variety of fields. With...
 

Facebook Live stream from the Berlinale Press Conference wed 29th

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The press conference of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival will take place on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 10.30 am in the “Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung” (admission with invitation only).  The Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian will give an insight into the anniversary edition and will also announce the programme of the Competition and further Berlinale Special Galas. After announcing the Comp...
 

Berlinale Camera 2020: Tribute to Ulrike Ottinger

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Ulrike Ottinger © Jelka von Langen Since 1986, the Berlinale has awarded the Berlinale Camera to honour personalities and institutions who have made a special contribution to filmmaking and with whom the festival feels closely connected. In this manner, the Berlinale expresses its appreciation towards those who have become friends and supporters of the festival. At the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the director and artist Ulrike Ottinger will be honoured with the Berlinale C...
 
 

Berlinale 2020: the new heads at the selection committee installed by Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek

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Selection committee appointed / New heads for Panorama and Berlinale Shorts / Outlook onto 70th anniversary Carlo Chatrian as Artistic Director and Mariette Rissenbeek as Executive Director will officially take office on June 1, 2019. The future director duo have already been in contact with festival sections, initiatives and departments for some time now, learning about workflows and structures, and had the opportunity to gain further insights on location at the festival in February. Th...
 
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2nd edition of Your Script Produced competition opened its call for entries

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“YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED!” INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION   Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00. We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Win...  

The 19th Malibu Film Festival returns to Malibu on Saturday February 15th

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The 19th Malibu Film Festival returns to Malibu on Saturday February 15th with a curated selection of thirteen well crafted, visually profound new and award winning films premiering and screening at Malibu Civic Theater followed by the Awards Cocktail Reception hosted by Casa Escobar Malibu.   The 2020 Malibu Film Festival opens with the festival premiere of “Johnny Strange: Born to Fly” a feature documentary from Malibu local award-winning filmmakers John Watkins and Eamon ...
 
 

Göteborg Film Festival presents the 2020 Nostradamus report

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Göteborg Film Festival's 7th Nostradamus Report – "A Creative Explosion" – was presented today at a seminar at Nordic Film Market. The annual report looks into the future of the screen industries 3-5 years from now through research and interviews with industry experts. The report holds forth a near future where high quality, creativity and scripted content is king. A new wave of artistically outstanding feature filmmakers will offer opportunities for...
 
 

Oscar Nominees, Films with "Star Power" Highlight 26th Sedona Internationall Film Festival

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  OSCAR NOMINEES, FILMS WITH “STAR POWER” HIGHLIGHT 26TH ANNUAL SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Three feature documentaries nominated for Academy Awards, five films shortlisted for Oscar consideration and an impressive list of films with significant “star power” highlight the more than 170 films accepted into the 26th annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 22 through March 1.           &n...
 
 
 

Los Angeles, Italia 2020 - Film, Fashion and Art Fest

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The 15th Annual Italian Festival, chaired by Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores (MEDITERRANEO) and writer and producer Nick Vallelonga (GREEN BOOK) is back in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars with an array of Italian films - many World and U.S. premieres - as well as Italian, Italian-American and International artists including director and screenwriter Francesca Archibugi, directors Elisa Amoruso, Ginevra Elkann,&nb...
 

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Approved for $30,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

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  Durham, N.C. – January 28, 2020 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, has been approved for a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support filmmaker travel and venue costs.   “Full Frames strives to produce a world-class festival experience that ignites important conversations among audiences and filmmakers,” states Full Frame director Deirdre Ha...
 

FICCI FRAMES 2020, Asia's largest convention on Media & Entertainment will be held from 18th March - 20th March

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FICCI FRAMES 2020, Asia's largest convention on the business of Media & Entertainment will be held from 18th March - 20th March 2020 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India and it will, as always, be an unparalleled platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge between individuals, countries and conglomerates.   The 21st edition of FICCI FRAMES will be held from March 18th -20th March 2020 for three days in Mumbai, and it will, as always, be an unparallel...

New York Social Justice Film Festival, 2020

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  Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival is a new film festival with the objective of having its audience reflect about inequality, injustice, advocacy and social responsibility. More importantly, the festival program includes films, discussions and other events serves to get audiences involved in actions to promote equality and justice.  From January 16-20, 2020 the festival screened ten feature length documentaries, Q&A discussions with film makers for each production, t...

 

AOF 2020 Leads Off With A New Edition of the AOF Megafest Magazine

 
After wrapping a fantastic 15th Season, the AOF returns for 2020 with a brand new Megafest, brand new year and amazing new edition of the AOF Megafest Magazine. This new issue, which features the beautiful and talented Saye Yabandeh on the cover is pack...
 
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Your Script Produced competition
                     Season 2
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Early bird Deadline: March 22, 2020

Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00.

We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Winners will be promoted in the Variety Magazine and THR!

Open to writers of all levels. 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form.

WE DON’T SET YOU UP WITH MEETING AFTER MEETING. WE DON’T SELL YOU DREAMS. WE DON’T SELL YOU HOPE.

WE PRODUCE YOUR SCRIPT!

PERIOD.

 

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New York Festivals Television & Films Awards 
April 9th, 2020

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Deadline extended

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries.  

All Entries in the 2020 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 2019 TV & Film Awards winning entries please visit: 

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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 11-12, 2020
 

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March 14, 2020 late deadline

The second annual French Riviera Film Festival will recognize and celebrate short form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Audience Favorite Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, as well as special Industry Awards. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers.  https://filmfreeway.com/FrenchRivieraFilmFestival

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 30 – June 4, 2020

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February 25, 2020 Regular Deadline
April 10, 2020 Late Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The 2nd Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival returns in June 2020  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. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 
April 22 – 26, 2020

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February 16, 2020  Extended Deadline

Known for it's quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels and other amazing networking opportunities and parties; it's no wonder JDIFF was voted one of the coolest film festivals and one of the top 50 worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine . JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker!

Dubuque, Iowa is a quaint city on the Mississippi and a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds.

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

 

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Worlfest Houston 53

April 17 - 26, 2019

Final deadline January 31

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!

 

You may enter Online via our entry platform - www.worldfest.org, or via FilmFreeway.com - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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NEW YORK CITY Independent Film Festival

May 10 – 17, 2020

 February 5, 2020 Extended Deadline  

NYC Indie Film Fest is a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation.

All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers May 10 - May 17, 2020.

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YSP is thrilled to announce the jury for Season 2 and proud to announce Filmmaker Emir Kusturica joining the fun

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Doval Bacall is thrilled and honoured that the award winning multi talented filmmaker Emir Kusturica accepted to join the jury for season 2. Emir french and serbian nationality, he won two golden palms in Cannes (like Coppola) top prizes in Berlin and Venice Emir is a musician, an actor, a writer,  a festival director (film : Kustendorf, music and theatre) he built and owns historical villages in Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovin, Drvengrad, was built for his film life is a mir...
 
 

Peter Lilienthal Presents DAVID, the Berlinale 1979 winner, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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(Joachim von Vietinghoff, Gisela Kayser, and Peter Lilienthal, © Lindsay Bellinger)   by LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   On the evening of the 27th of January, Peter Lilenthal presented his 1979 Berlinale Golden Bear winning film David to a full house at Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin. The line stretched around the corner, comprised mostly of an older audience, in order to secure a spot to watch Lilenthal's extraordinary film that explores the origin of prejudice and ...
 
 

Anna Karina, iconic star of french new wave, honored on the poster of the Cesar

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Anna Karina, mythical figure of the New Wave, is gone at the end of 2020 ... It is in this tribute to the muse of Jean-Luc Godard that the Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques dedicates the poster for the 45th César Ceremony to her.   Anna Karina was the magnificent incarnation of women, both libertarian and ingenuous. This tasty mixture, this incandescent beauty, the evidence of an immense talent for actress, have fueled a number of films by the great directors of ...
 
 

Founder Rachel Caplan to Step Down from SF Green Film Festival and looks for her replacement

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SF Green Film Festival Seeks Executive Director to Lead the Organization into its Second Decade SF Green Film Festival, the West Coast’s leading event for films and conversations about people and the planet, is seeking its first Executive Director. This decision follows the announcement of the departure of Founder Rachel Caplan who will be leaving the organization this year after 10 years in the job. “Launching and leading San Francisco Green Film Festival over the pas...
 

Meet the 2020 Nordic Film Lab participants in Göteborg

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This year's 17 Nordic Film Lab participants! Nordic Film Lab is Göteborg Film Festival's exclusive networking forum for up-and-coming Scandinavian filmmakers.  Nordic Film Lab participants 2020 DIRECTOR, SCREENWRITER Christian BENGTSON DIRECTOR, SCREENWRITER Ernst DE GEER ...
 

My featured interview at Indie Entertainment Magazine – AFM 2019

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Indie Entertainment Magazine unveiled its 2019 AFM edition an exclusive interview with Bruno Chatelin, founder of filmfestivals.com.     Catching Up With Bruno Chatelin, co-Founder/COO, filmfestivals.com   By Nicole Muj   1.Bruno, you are a champion of global film and filmmakers. How did you first start on this journey?   I have a marketing background (HEC business school) and was working at JWT, an international advertising agency for the LUX toilet...
 

A film Festival Odyssey by Alex Deleon:  festival bliss reading

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by Filmfestivals.com Veteran festival Correspondent, Alex Deleon The highly Entertaining autobiography of a film critic. Few people are as outspoken (in print or in real life) as the author, Alex Deleon. This is reflected in the book at hand, which constitutes Alex Deleon's adventures as a film critic on the film festival circuit. It is far from politically correct and avoids the usual film critic's jargon meandering in plain talk between societal criticism and sophisticated... 
 
 
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VIDEO: 3 Lumiere Awards for Les Miserables, tributes to Costa Gavras and Roberto Benigni

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The 25th Ceremony of the Lumier Awards, which was broadcasted in clear and exclusively for the first time on Canal +, was an opportunity to bring together winners of previous editions, including actress Isabelle Huppert, president of the ceremony, but also Oumaya Amamra, Fanny Ardant, Jeanne Balibar, Elodie Bouchez, JR, Ibrahim Maalouf, Déborah Lukumuena and Félix Maritaud.     Les Misérables won three awards - film, screenplay for Ladj Ly, Gior...

"Matrix" composer Don Davis receives Lifetime Achievement Award at SoundTrack_Cologne 17

 
  SoundTrack_Cologne (04.22.20 - 04.25.20) is awarding its Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 to American composer Don Davis, who is known for composing music for the "Matrix" film series, among others. Davis will receive the Life Achievement Award for his exceptional achievements in film composing on Saturday, April 25th at the SoundTrack_Cologne grand closing gala. On Friday, April 24th he will share insights into his work in a workshop discussion and comment live on his music in...
 
 

Lift-Off Season Awards 2019 Winners

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Filmmakers, nominees and Network Members from all over the world joined the Lift-Off team at our home Pinewood Studios, UK, for a celebration full of awards, drinking and dancing.   Networking is something that Lift-Off are proud to support and encourage at any chance we get - the Lift-Off Season Awards is no exception. This is an exclusive evening for Network Members and some of the best filmmakers from the indie film scene to meet and form professional collaborations which could la...
 

Singaporean American Filmmaker Kirsten Tan to Receive Grant and Residency in Support of Her Narrative Feature Project Higher

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  SFFILM ANNOUNCES WINNER OF 2020 NEW AMERICAN FELLOWSHIP San Francisco, CA – SFFILM announced today that Singaporean American filmmaker Kirsten Tan is the winner of the 2020 SFFILM New American Fellowship, supporting her current narrative feature Higher, which is in the development and screenwriting stage. The first of its kind in the US film industry, the New American Fellowship is made possible thanks to SFFILM’s collaboration with the Flora Family Foundation and provi...
 
 

Writer Sara Johnsen wins the 2020 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for 22 July

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Sara Johnsen, writer of 22 July (22. juli), is the recipient of the 2020 Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award – this was announced at a ceremony during TV Drama Vision at the Göteborg Film Festival. For the fourth consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic Drama series, was handed out at Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision. The NOK 200 000 award, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond goes to the main writer(s) of the series. 22 July examines the af...
 
 
 

THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA by Elena Demidova (Russia) awarded at the Impact Docs Awards

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Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Feature to Elena Demidova (Russia) for her documentary: THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA Facebook.com/pg/impactdocsawards/posts/   ImpactDOCSAwards.com https://twitter.com/impactdocsaward                                                     Congratulations once again and thank you for your part...
 
 

4 films lead the Cesar nominations

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France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominations for this year’s Cesar Awards with Roman Polanski's An Officer and a Spy in the lead with 12nominations with 12, (best director and best film...). It was closely followed by Ladj Ly's Les Misérables, (11 honors) Nicolas Bedos' La Belle Époque, (11 nominations) and Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire, (10 nominations)  The 45th edition of the...
 
 

Billie Eilish sweeps top 4 awards at Grammy Awards

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Record of the Year WINNER: "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish "Hey, Ma," Bon Iver "7 Rings," Ariana Grande "Hard Place," H.E.R. "Talk," Khalid "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus "Truth Hurts," Lizzo "Sunflower," Post Malone & Swae Lee Album of the Year  I,I, Bon Iver Norman F---ing Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey WINNER: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Bil...
 

Sharkwater Extinction wins The INDIEFEST Humanitarian Award 2019 Outstanding Achievement

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  2019 HUMANITARIAN AWARD WINNER    "Congratulations!   We have received the judges’ results for the IndieFEST Film Awards 2019 Humanitarian Awards and we are excited to inform you that you have won: Outstanding Achievement FOR  Sharkwater Extinction     Your production was hand selected by our judges and staff, from the entire pool of entries to the competition throughout 2019, as a film that represents both the spirit o... 
 
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RIFF 2020, VIII: Ratings of films seen at the 6th Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, 18-23 January

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RIFF 2020, VIII: Ratings of films seen at the 6th Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, 18-23 January Film Country Category Director Rating Midnight Delhi, India, Short, Rakesh Rawat: ** ½ Mooso, India, Feature, Deepankar Prakash: *** ½ Lihaaf, India, Feature, Rahat Kazmi: *** Oxygen, India, Feature,Shoib Nikash Shah: ** ½ Six-6 (Chhe), India, Short, DilipV. Sood: ** Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005, India, Feature, Ananth Naraya...
 
 

RIFF, 7: Films, Knowledge Series and Open Forum

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RIFF, 7: Films, Knowledge Series and Open Forum At the inaugural function of the Sixth Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), on 18th January, 2020, at the Open-Air Jawahar Kala Kendra, the following films were screened: My Turn (Korea), Kalamkhush, #Jaipuractivists and Dhanak (all from India). Regular screenings and other sessions commenced at Cinépolis, Jaipur, on the second day, the 19th of January, 2020. Films screened during the morning session were Chitthiyan, Pearl-A Girl..
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US Box Office: analysis for the week end of January 24-26

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Analysis for the week of January 27th.  The 2020 Sundance Film Festival opened last Thursday and we have included a list of the early screenings and reactions in our report this weekend. Sony's Bad Boys for Life continued its reign at the top of the box office. The R-Rated action comedy starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence took in $34M in its second weekend, a cume of $120.6M after 10 days in theaters. This film proves the right sequel, well-made and released at the righ...

Interview with Laura Nix for her Oscar nominated documentary "Walk Run Cha-Cha"

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Laura Nix and producer Colette Sandstedt at the Oscars Luncheon.  “Walk Run Cha Cha” tells the story of Paul and Millie Cao who were separated in the aftermath of the Vietnam war, and reunited years later in Southern California.  Bringing their passion to life on the dance floor, director Laura Nix offers an invaluable insight into the lives of refugees who pursued their dreams against all odds.  The short documentary was recently nominated for an Academy Awar...
 
 

Paramount Teases TOP GUN: MAVERICK New Faces, Miles Teller, Sneak Peek

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent The wait is over; today Paramount released the new faces to accompany original franchise frontier Tom Cruise. The notables in the air include: Miles Teller (WHIPLASH), and more with the following Top Gun handles. Miles Teller, Lt. Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, TGM from Paramount Pictures, Skydance & Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Teller is Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw; Glen Powell is “Hangman.” Lewis Pullman (...
 
 

Sharkwater Extinction screened for Association Longitude 181 in Paris

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Patrice Bureau (president of Association Longitude 181) and Sabrina Menguy (Animatrice Antenne Ile de France) before the Paris Premiere at Club de l' Etoile ...
 

 

 
 

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SEKURITAS written and directed by Carmen Stadler

Romantic dark comedy 117 minutes 2019 Switzerland

Starring Kathrin Veith, Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Jeanne Devos, Daniel Kasztura, Vilmar Bieri, This Maag

First feature film by Swiss director Carmen Stadler, produced by Claudia Wick for Abrakadabra Films AG

An office complex wishes for a love story before demolition. It chooses the lonely misfits for this story; those who go through security rounds at night, scrub toilets, experiment with recipes or rehearse their final speech. A poetic and twisted kaleidoscope that centers around desire, security and melodious noises which move through the entire fabric of the building.

 

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Adverse written and directed by Brian Metcalf

USA Thriller December 2020, 92 minutes

Starring Mickey Rourke, Penelope Ann Miller,  Sean Astin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Thomas Ian Nicholas,  Matt Ryan, Jake T. Austin,  Kelly Arjen…

After discovering his younger sister has become addicted to drugs and caught in the seedy underworld, a taxi driver suffering from mental illness must find a way to save her by infiltrating a dangerous crime syndicate, regardless of the costs. 
 

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Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.
 

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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
 
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - filmfestivals.com Best for Fest"

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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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.

Sharkwater: Extinction 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.

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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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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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...
 

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With contributions from Abbé Jean-Luc Maroy, Alex Deleon, Bruno Chatelin

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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

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Les films qui ont une densité spirituelle évidente mettent souvent en scène le voyage, l’itinéraire initiatique, mais aussi la souffrance qu’implique de quitter sa terre, ses racines, son pays, son existence. On se rend compte, avec Les raisins de la colère que la modernité a constitué le terreau indispensable de la modernité liquide (Zygmunt Baumann). Le film est en effet réalisé en 1940, bien avant que la phi...
 

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Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 22/01 au 28/01/2020

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Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 28 Janvier 2020

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Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma.     ...
 
 

Triplé pour Les Misérables et doublé pour La Jeune fille en feu aux 25e Lumières de la presse internationale

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La 25e Cérémonie, diffusée en clair et en exclusivité pour la première fois sur Canal+, a été l’occasion de réunir des lauréats des précédentes éditions, notamment l’actrice Isabelle Huppert, présidente de la cérémonie, mais aussi Oumaya Amamra, Fanny Ardant, Jeanne Balibar, Elodie Bouchez, JR, Ibrahim Maalouf, Déborah Lukumuena et Félix Maritaud. Les Mis&eacu...
 

L'ARGENT FAIT SON CINÉMA dans Les nocturnes de la Cité de l'Économie

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Les nocturnes de la Cité de l'Économie L'ARGENT FAIT SON CINÉMA  Rencontres, projections, ateliers, apéro-ciné En présence d'Arnaud Viard, acteur et réalisateur 6 février 2020 – 19h-22h – gratuit pour les moins de 26 ans et les étudiants         Pour sa première nocturne 2020, Citéco met en lumiè...
 

Les lauréats du 4e festival PLEIN(S) ÉCRAN(S) !

 
  Montréal le 25 janvier 2020 – C’est aujourd’hui que les lauréats de cette 4e édition du festival Plein(s) Écran(s) ont été dévoilés. La cérémonie avait lieu au Centre Phi, en compagnie des équipes des films, des partenaires, des amis et de l’équipe du festival! Une remise de prix bonifiée cette année avec un nouveau Prix des Pairs et une bourse en plus de 1000 $ ...
 

Sharkwater Extinction en première à Paris au Club de l'Etoile

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Sharkwater Extinction a été présenté ce dimanche au CLUB DE L'ÉTOILE 14, rue Troyon. C'est un triple bonheur pour moi de présenter le film sur scène: bonheur de cotoyer à nouveau l'écran du 14 rue d l étoile, mes anciens bureux de Sony (12 rue troyon)  et ma célèbre cantine (Guy Savoy) Que du bonheur et de beaux souvenirs que celui des 7 anné...
 

J'apprends avec tristesse que la Twentieth Century Fox que j'ai dirigée va changer de nom sous le régime Disney

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Selon la presse professionelle américaine Walt Disney abandonne la marque «Fox» des actifs de la 21st Century Fox acquise en mars dernier. Le studio de cinéma 20th Century Fox deviendra les studios 20th Century et Fox Searchlight Pictures deviendra simplement Searchlight Pictures.

C'est un mouvement à la fois peu surprenant et hautement symbolique, mais qui me peine un peu, ayant dirigé la Fox en France en 1995 - 1997, société que j avais mariée avec UGC, mariage très surprenant et symbolique d'ambitions de faire aussi bien que la concurrence (Gaumont Buenavista).
LA SOURIS AVALE LE RENARD !
 

La quatrième édition du Festival International du Film sur les Handicaps se déroulera à Lyon, du 7 au 12 février 2020

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La quatrième édition du Festival International du Film sur les Handicaps se déroulera à Lyon, du 7 au 12 février 2020, à l’Université Lumière Lyon 2, en partenariat avec l’Académie de Lyon, à l’Hôtel Mercure Lyon Centre Château Perrache, au Cinéma Lumière Terreaux et à l’Institut Lumière. Parmi les membres des jurys : Pour la sélection Fictio...

LES INATTENDUS : 12ème édition Bande-annonce et programme révélés

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Ô joie, Les Inattendus cru 2020 approchent ! Et nous avons de quoi vous donner un avant-goût de la programmation de cette 12ème édition !  De belles images en mouvement valant mieux qu'un long discours, nous avons le plaisir de vous présenter la bande-a...
 
 

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 21 Janvier 2020

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Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma.     ...
 

Lever de rideau sur la bande-annonce de Clermont Ferrand

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Montage : David Chambriard (Atalante Productions). Musique : Institut (Arnaud Dumatin & Emmanuel Mario). Bande-annonce du festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2020 from ClermontFd Short Film Festival on Vimeo. ...
 

Clermont-Ferrand 2020 Le Festival International du Court Métrage dévoile ses jurys

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Le 42e Festival International du Court Métrage se déroulera à Clermont-Ferrand du 31 janvier au 8 février 2020. Voici la composition des jurys qui découvriront avec le public 161 films sélectionnés parmi plus de 9000 inscrits, répartis dans 3 compétitions : internationale, nationale et labo. Voir la bande-annonce Le jury de la compétition internationale sera composé de la réalisatrice Marta Prus, des r&eacut...
 

Annonce des participants de l’Atelier Grand Nord 2020

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La 17e édition d’Atelier Grand Nord, organisé par la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), se tiendra à Montebello, du 30 janvier au 6 février prochain. L’événement rassemblera des professionnels du milieu du cinéma de la francophonie pour des séances de travail et d’échanges autour du scénario de longs métrages de fiction en français. ...
 

Palmarès des Prix SFCC de la Critique 2019

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Les Prix du Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma et des films de Télévision récompensent le meilleur des ouvrages littéraires et DVDs de cinéma ainsi que les meilleures productions télévisuelles et cinématographiques de l’année. PRIX CINÉMA ...
 
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email bruno@filmfestivals.com

 

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