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VENICE PREVIEWS

6 projects selected for Final Cut in Venice Production Bridge

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The 6 projects that are going to participate in Final Cut in Venice have been selected. The workshop, promoted by La Biennale di Venezia and the Venice Production Bridge has the purpose to provide concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. FINAL CUT IN VENICE The workshop offers the opportunity to present films still in production phase to international film professionals, in order to fa...
 

21 Films competing for Venice 75

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VENEZIA 75   FIRST MAN Director  Damien Chazelle  Main Cast  Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke, Claire Foy / USA / 138’   THE MOUNTAIN Director  Rick Alverson  Main Cast  Tye Sheridan, Jeff Goldblum, Hannah Gross, Denis Lavant, Udo Kier / USA / 106’     DOUBLES VIES ...
 

Line-Up of the 75th Venice Film Festival announced

 
The 75th Venice International Film Festival will include the following sections:   Venezia 75 An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres. Out of Competition Some of the most important works of the year will be presented in the non-competing section, for a maximum of 18 films. They may include the works of established authors who have participated in Competition in previous editions of the Venice Fi...
 

David Cronenberg Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

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  DAVID CRONENBERG GOLDEN LION FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT The acknowledgement to David Cronenberg will be presented during the 75th Venice Film Festival (29 August - 8 September 2018).  David Cronenberg will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for directors at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8, 201...
 

46 projects selected for The Venice Gap Financing Market @ Venice Production Bridge

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European and international projects selected during the year will be able to close their financing.   The 5th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (August 31 - September 2, 2018), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, to be held during the 75th Venice International Film Festival, will once again be the place where European and international projects selected during the year will be able to close their financing, through one-to-one meetings with potential ...
 

3rd edition of the book adapatation rights market @ Venice Production Bridge,

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he  From 31 August to 2 September as part of the Venice Production Bridge, in the context of the 75th Venice Film Festival. Book Adaptation Rights Market will offer 23 international publishing houses a dedicated area within the Venice Production Bridge that, with this event, renews its vocation to foster the development and production of international and European projects across a range of audiovisual forms. During this 3-day event one-to-one m...
 

Vanessa Redgrave to receive Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Venice

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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 t...
 
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Director/writer Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, starring Cooper and Lady Gaga, to hold world premiere at the 75th Venice Film Festival   The Biennale di Venezia announced today that A Star is Born, the much-anticipated directorial debut of four-time Oscar®  nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and feature film debut of award-winning actor and Oscar® -nominated musical artist Lady Gaga (Best Song, “Til It Happens ...
 

Venice Film Festival The Golem (1920) Pre-opening Event of the 75th Venice Film Festival

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  La Biennale di Venezia / Pre-opening event (Tuesday 28 August) of the 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018   In Sala Darsena on the Lido a classic of silent film The Golem – How He Came Into The World (1920) by Paul Wegener in a world premiere screening of a newly restored 4K digital copy made from the original negative / Scoring with original music by maestro Admir Shkurtaj commissioned by La Biennale di Venezia and perfor... 

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TORONTO PREVIEWS

TIFF 2018 Full Slate

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TIFF 2018 CANADIAN FEATURES SLATE ANNOUNCED WITH NEW WORKS BY FESTIVAL VETS AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING FILM DEBUTS   Download PDF   Download French Version   TIFF 2018 CANADIAN SHORT FILM LINEUP RICH IN MASTERFUL AND INNOVATIVE FILMMAKI...
 

Films from Canada at The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival

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  The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival added another 19 Canadian features and 24 short films to its lineup today. "Ranging from science fiction to fantasy, myth to documentary, and romance to a dystopic vision of our neighbours to the south, this year’s Canadian films come from every region in the country, stretching from east to west and north to south," said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, TIFF. The Grizzli...
 

Rob Stewart's Sharkwater Extinction will have it's world premiere at TIFF

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Sharkwater Extinction Rob Stewart Canada, 2018 90 minutes World Premiere Late filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart’s last documentary is a thrilling exposé on the illegal shark-fin industry and a rousing call to save an imperiled animal from the edge...
 

Women take centre stage as TIFF kicks off second year of trailblazing Share Her Journey campaign

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New Ambassadors include Amma Asante, Molly McGlynn, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Ellen Wong RBC Foundation announces $450,000 donation to support women in film  Share Her Journey is back for its second year, and TIFF is asking you to join the movement. The $3-million, five-year campaign championing women in front of and behind the camera ramps up ahead of Festival season, reaffirming the organization’s commitment to providing practical support for women and its effo...
 

TIFF Unveils 2018 Programmes & Programmers

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    The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced their 2018 lineup of programmes and programmers. The programming team, comprised of 22 of the industry’s most seasoned and talented film experts and curators, consists of nine men and 12 women. "In 2017, the TIFF programming team worked tirelessly to curate a Festival experience that resulted in the release of some of year’s most c...
 

TIFF Film Circuit People's Choice Award Winners

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Film Lovers Across the Country Vote Maudie and Loving Vincent the TIFF Film Circuit People's Choice Award Winners TORONTO — The votes are in and this year’s TIFF Film Circuit People's Choice Award winners have been selected. Of the films touring the country as part of Film Circuit, TIFF’s programme bringing some of the best Canadian and international cinema to communities throughout the country, Maudie was voted Favourite Canadian Film and the groundbreaking Vincent Va...

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LOCARNO PREVIEWS

SWAN and Locarno Festival sign Pledge for Parity and Equality

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At the initiative of the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network (SWAN) Locarno Festival President Marco Solari and Vice President Carla Speziali will gather on August 5th during the 71st Locarno Festival to sign the Programming Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for parity and equality in the industry. Locarno will be the first A list Festival after Cannes Film Festival to sign the Pledge, as well as the first Swiss film festi...
 

Locarno 71st edition ready to kick off: meet the jury

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meet the Concorso internazionale Jury Jia Zhang-ke Filmmaker (Cina) President of jury Emmanuel Carrère Writer (France) Sean Baker Filmmaker (USA) Tizza Covi Filmmaker (Italy / Austria) Isabella Ragonese Actress (Italy)   ...
 

Locarno 2018 Vision Award 2018 to Kyle Cooper

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  © Collection Cinémathèque suisse. All rights reserved.   Locarno71 will pay homage to Kyle Cooper with the Vision Award Ticinomoda, dedicated to those who have used their talents to create new perspectives in the world of cinema. The U.S. filmmaker and graphic designer will be a guest in Piazza Grande on Sunday 5 August and the tribute will be accompanied by a screening of the film Se7en. Born in 196...
 

The Locarno 2018 Leopard Club Award to Meg Ryan

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The witty character with that unique ability to combine beauty with irony. For years she has been the undisputed queen of romantic comedy but has also been able, over time, to take on other genres such as dramas and thrillers. The fact that Meg Ryan occupies a central position in the popular collective imagination is demonstrated by the gallery of characters who have enlivened films and have become - in their field - cult films. Just think of the triptych of films that were bor...
 

The Locarno 2018 Best Independent Producer Award to US producer Ted Hope

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The Best Independent Producer Award 2018 “Premio Raimondo Rezzonico”, the Locarno Festival award dedicated to those involved in independent international production, will go to the US producer Ted Hope. He, who has been able to credit the history of independent cinema, bringing new and unexpected voices into the spotlight, will receive the award in Piazza Grande on Thursday, August 2. On Friday August 3, at 10.30 am, the Festival public will have the chance to attend a conversation...

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ConnecTechAsia/BroadcastAsia 2018, XII I: Wohler’s Signal Monitoring For Every Requirement

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ConnecTechAsia/BroadcastAsia 2018, XII I: Wohler’s Signal Monitoring For Every Requirement Whether you are looking to replace their existing signals with IP completely or simply want to bridge between both classic and IP infrastructures, Wohler’s IP monitoring solutions can help you solve their challenges today. AMP2-16V – The World's Finest Audio/Video Monitor™ now has modules for AoIP including Dante and Ravenna /AES67. Already own a unit? Their simple modular u...
 

Karwaan, Review: Falls just short of its destination

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Karwaan, Review: Falls just short of its destination Quite predictably, the two primary reasons for wanting to see Karwaan would be the Hindi debut of Kerala’s superstar, Mammooty’s son, Dulquer Salmaan, already a heart-throb, and a chance to watch the (these days) seriously ill Irrfan, in a major role. Director Akarsh Khurana’s second outing comes after the forgettable High Jack, released a few months ago, so that is not an attraction. Both, the debutant and Irrfan, impress...
 

Mulk, Review: Half-baked attempt at addressing a burning national issue

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Mulk, Review: Half-baked attempt at addressing a burning national issue Right in the beginning, the makers tell you that the film is inspired by real-life incidents, as reported in Indian media, and that they have no intention of suggesting that some acts of some persons are representative of the entire community. Mulk addresses the burning issue of terrorism and tries to convey the triple messages that perpetrators of terror should not be identified on the basis of their religion, that terr...
 

Mama Mia 2! Here we go again, Review: ABBAsolutely delightful--See that film, enjoy the scenes

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Mama Mia 2! Here we go again, Review: ABBAsolutely delightful--See that film, enjoy the scenes Co-incidences and flashbacks galore dot the story of Mama Mia 2! Here We Go Again, a sure-fire recipé for disaster in so many films. Not here, though. Here, they are never one too many. And linking them all are some delightful songs and dances, in a 114 minute long ode to bittersweet things called life and love. A jukebox romantic comedy it is, but so well executed and integrated that it almo...
 

ConnecTechAsia 2018, XII: American, APAC business turns to HokuApps for enterprise mobility

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ConnecTechAsia 2018, XII: American, APAC business turns to HokuApps for enterprise mobility  Organisations in the US and APAC are increasingly choosing HokuApps’ Enterprise RAD model to build the right kind of enterprise-level app eyeing digital business transformation. HokuApps’ uniqueness lies in its data integration platform that offers rapid connectivity to suit all API specifications at 10X faster speed and at a surprisingly affordable price. Businesses can choose from m... 

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Interview with Filmmaker Edward Worthy for 'Crescent' (2017)

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  Edward Worthy Filmmaker Edward Worthy's latest short 'Crescent III' (2017) screened in the market at the 2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest. The film tells the story of African American Adam Lucas (played by actor Aspen Kennedy Wilson) and the challenges he faces after transferring from a majoroty white school to an all black school. Worthy's other works include his first film 'Witness Monitor' (2013) and TV series currently in pre-production '365 Day...
 

Must Watch: Panels and Presentations!

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Let's be real: we are filmmakers not business people! The artsitic side of filmmaking may come easy to you but how about getting your film out there? Raising money? Aqcurining the rights to the perfect score? Don't worry we have you covered! Visit our YouTube Channel for videos from our 2018 panels and presentations, including, 'Creating Your Own Work Panel', 'Music Licensing Panel' and 'Seed&Spark Presentation on Crowdfunding'! Enjoy and good luck on your n...
 
 

A Hollywood Life tribute to Peter Bogdanovich @ Lumiere Fest

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      Lumière 2018 heralds the great return of Peter Bogdanovich: a book publication and the re-release of Saint Jack by Carlotta in October, a presentation of The Great Buster, a remarkable documentary on Buster Keaton produced by Charles Cohen, and the resurrection of Orson Welles’ lost film, The Other Side of the Wind, starring Bogdanovich himself in a command performance. For all these reasons and others we detail below, and b...
 

Claire Denis, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase and Valeria Sarmiento, among others, will be competing for the Golden Shell at the 66th

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  The second films by Simon Jaquemet and Markus Schleinzer and the third film by Benjamín Naishtat will also form part of the Official Section   Three European filmmakers, two Asians and two Latin Americans direct the films in the first preview of the Official Section of the San Sebastián Festival. The latest films by Claire Denis, Simon Jaquemet, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase, Benjamín Naishtat, Valeria Sarm...
 

Interview with Filmmaker Tommaso Frangini for 'The Plague' (2017) and 'Ecate' (2017)

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  Writer/director Tommaso Frangini's latest opus 'The Plague' (2017) premiered at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner. The Frankenstein-esque tale takes place in the late 18th century and tells the story of alchemist Parsifal (played by Omar Maestroni) who creates half human half monster Homunculus (Riccardo Maria Manera). Having ignored his master's foreboding, Parsifal must learn the hard way about the dangers of mixing magic with science. Frangin...
 
 

Interview with Filmmaker Tommaso Frangini for 'The Plague' (2017) and 'Ecate' (2017)

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  Writer/director Tommaso Frangini's latest opus 'The Plague' (2017) premiered at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner. The Frankenstein-esque tale takes place in the late 18th century and tells the story of alchemist Parsifal (played by Omar Maestroni) who creates half human half monster Homunculus (Riccardo Maria Manera). Having ignored his master's foreboding, Parsifal must learn the hard way about the dangers of mixing magic with science. Frangini also...
 

Marjan van der Haar appointed as managing director IFFR

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Marjan van der Haar and Bero Beyer 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 January - 3 February 2019         Marjan van der Haar appointed as managing director IFFR to lead alongside festival director Bero Beyer from October 2018  The board of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has appointed Marjan van der Haar to be the festival’s new managing director as of 1 October 2018. Van der Haar is an experienced film industry prof...

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> THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT  

 

IndieFest International launches August 9th, 2018 in Malibu, California

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    Join us for an evening of wine, music, and film in Malibu, California. Film Festival Flix and Rosenthal Estate Wines are excited to present IndieFest International at the Rosenthal Tasting Room in Malibu, CA on August 9, 2018. IndieFest International celebrates award-winning and standout independent films from around the world!  Take your photo on the red carpet, taste Rosenthal and Surfrider Wines, enjoy Jazz Funk music with DJ Arian Chamasmany, all while social...
 
 

About LIFF 2019

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We at LIFF are preparing for another fantastic festival of independent filmmaking from April 13th-22nd, 2018 at Kino Bermondsey. The London Independent Film Festival is the premier event for first and second-time film-makers, micro-budget and no-budget films in the UK. LIFF offers a fantastic opportunity for indie filmmakers to showcase their achievements, with spaces reserved for first and second time filmmakers and for films that have been overlooked by other events. LIFF presents the b...
 

Selected Films for the First Annual NYC 2 Paris Film Fest!

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Happy August! Only a little over a month until our first annual NYC 2 Paris Film Festival! We have our complete selections up on our website so you can learn more about what this incredible festival has to offer! Visit: Festivals 2018 If you don't have the time to check them all out right now, we've been posting about each film on social media and will continue to do so leading up to the festival! So whether you're always on Facebook, can't get enough of Insta, or more of a Twit...
 
 

The Japanese Film Festival in Australia returns this fall for the 22nd edition

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The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns for its 22nd year from 17 October to 2 December, with a massive national tour in Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. In 2017, more than 27,000 moviegoers attended JFF screenings nationally, enjoying the hottest new feature films direct from Japan, including cult, anime, drama, documentary and much more. With a carefully curated selection of films in each city, the 2018 Festival program will feature special in...
 

2018 Jewish International Film Festival in Australia set multiple dates

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  The Jewish International Film Festival returns to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra this November for another spectacular year of outstanding Jewish cinema from all over the world, building on 29 years of Jewish film festivals in Australia. The Festival will also visit two new venues in 2018: Roseville Cinemas in Sydney, and Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave in Melbourne. Each year, the Jewish International Film Festival presents a truly diverse selection of films from Australia an...
 

CROSSCUT ASIA to Feature Cinema with Music at Tokyo International Film Festival

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The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce   that its CROSSCUT ASIA section will focus on Southeast Asian films featuring a rich variety of musical genres, including a rock opera from   the Philippines, popular Isan band music from Thailand and   Cambodian pop songs, reflecting historical and present-day Southeast     Asia. This 5th edition of the section has been programmed in collaboration   with the Ja...
 
 

Thirteen filmmakers from Argentina, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Rumania, Russia, Switzerland and Vietnam will be comp

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The director of the San Sebastián Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, and the director of Kutxabank in the Donostia area, Gerardo Cangas, have revealed today at a press conference the titles of thirteen first or second films by European, Asian and Latin American directors that will be competing for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award. This year in New Directors, the section that aims to make new filmmakers better known, that is, new ways of thinking about and making cinema, person...
 
 

HollyShorts Film Festival are announcing today this year’s Official Selections

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The organizers of the 14th Annual Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival are announcing today this year’s Official Selections. HollyShorts takes place August 9-18, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theater, Harmony Gold Theater and other locations in Hollywood. Nearly 400 short films will compete for the festival’s top prizes. Last year HollyShorts finalists included 3 out of the 5 Live Action Oscar nominees and the winning short Silent Child from Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton.   ...
 

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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

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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.

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Action On Film International Film Festival
August 16 – 26, 2018

 

August 2, 2018 Extended Deadline

The Fourteenth Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer. We bridge the gap between the industry and the indie filmmaker with guests like Debra Kara Unger, Nick Mancuso, Harry Lennix, Eric Bana, Mark Ruffalo, John Savage and many others in attendance every season. We also feature top distributors and buyers from companies like Bruber Media, Multivisionnaire Distribution, Showcase Entertainment, Gorilla Pictures, Movie Heroes, Storyoptic Films, The China Film Group and more. 
With a fourteen year history of recognizing filmmakers at every level in some of the most gorgeous cinemas in the world, we create screenings and opportunities that no other festival offers. 

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Winter Film Awards February 14 – 23, 2019

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Now in its eighth year, the rapidly growing Festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. For the 2018 Festival, 93 films from 31 countries were screened, including an eclectic mix of 13 Animated films, 13 Documentaries, 10 Feature narratives, 8 Horror films, 9 Music Videos, 33 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series, including 32 first-time filmmakers. 42% of the films were created by women, 45% were created by people of color.

Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening. All selected films are screened.

 

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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

 

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

 
ENTRY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1st 2018 

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.

Check the  Regulations on the site www.fantasporto.com.

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ECO CALLING

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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 filmfestivals.com"...  

Indigo Moon Film Festival is going green this fall : October 12-14, 2018.

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Hundreds of people flock to Indigo Moon Film Festival each year to watch great new films from around the world.  In doing so, a lot of garbage is created.  Just think of all the printed materials, water bottles, food containers and carbon emissions from the travel to get here.   To combat these issues, Indigo Moon Film Festival, in partnership with PWC and Sustainable Sandhills, is going green in 2018!   First, we will rely on recycling, composting,  ...
 
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ANIMATION CALLING

 

Anima is calling for your films!

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!!! Deadline: 1st October 2018 !!! No entry fee requested!       For its next edition (1-10 March 2019), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions,  the Festival is qualified by the Academy of Motion ...
 

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HORROR CALLING

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 filmfestivals.com"...     

FrightFest 2018 announces guest line-up, additional films & Long List for Screen Genre Rising Star Award

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        Two extra films have been added to the record-breaking 2018 line-up: PIMPED is director David Barker’s modern transgressive erotic thriller, an Hitchcocktail of elevated suspense and shock in the revered style of Brian De Palma, And If you’ve never seen John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN on the big screen, now’s your best chance. The inclusion of this 4K restoration needs no explanation in anticipation of a new Michael Myers slashe...

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DOC FESTS CALLING

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 filmfestivals.com".  LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, produced and presented by Jeff Bridges. USA
 

 

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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" - Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin

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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

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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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Les 10 courts-métrages en compétition du Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine cinémas et cultures

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         Suivre et accompagner de jeunes talents, voici l’une des vocations de la sélection court-métrage du festival. Animation, drame, comédie, conte... Laissez-vous surprendre!             • CAMPO MAGNÉTICO de Juan Manuel Bugarín (Argentine-Cuba) - Première française • CARB&Oacu...
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 25/07/2018 au 31/07/2018

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Tendance des films BoxOffice France Chaque jeudi matin, découvrez en exclusivité la première tendance des démarrages 1er jour sur la base des infos disponibles à date et d'un échantillon de salles partenaires. Mission : Impossible - Fallout s'impose en tête des démarrages de ce mercredi 1er août. Parmi les autres sorties nationales, seule My Lady intègre le to...
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France Du 18/07/2018 au 24/07/2018

 
Tendance des films BoxOffice France Chaque jeudi matin, découvrez en exclusivité la première tendance des démarrages 1er jour sur la base des infos disponibles à date et d'un échantillon de salles partenaires. Hôtel Transylvanie s'impose en tête des démarrages de ce mercredi 25 juillet, suivi de Mamma Mia! Here W...
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 11/07 au 17/07/2018

 
Tendance des films BoxOffice France Chaque jeudi matin, découvrez en exclusivité la première tendance des démarrages 1er jour sur la base des infos disponibles à date et d'un échantillon de salles partenaires. Ant-Man et la guêpe s'impose en tête des démarrages de ce mercredi 18 juillet, suivi de Ma Reum et de Fleuve noir. ...
 
 

Le 28e festival Présence autochtone joue sa partition au diapason de l’harmonie entre les peuples

 
C’est lors d’une conférence de presse à la Grande Bibliothèque qu’André Dudemaine, directeur artistique a dévoilé la programmation du 28e festival. « Présence autochtone c’est la force tranquille et imparable de l’émergence de voix qui ne seront plus jamais confinées au silence, qu’on se le dise. Les éclatantes avancées artistiques des cultures premières, qu’on...

 


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