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VIDEO: Interview with Bruno Chatelin on the beach for Boyz'n The Hood

 

Bruno Chatelin and Justice Singleton, 28 years after the presentation in Cannes of her father's film Boyz'n the Hood. Bruno was the distributor (Sony) who brought to Cannes the film and help ed John Singleton spread his unique message, still vividly remembered, an inspiration for many young filmmakers and for her daughter, a pôet and a filmmaker. On stage speech from Justice Singleton at the Cinema de la Plage Cannes Classics presentation. ...

 

Interview with Greek Producers Nassos Vakalis & Dimitris Anagnostou of Declare Productions @ 72nd Cannes Film Festival

 Dimitris Anagnostou (left) and Nassos Vakalis (right) Animator/Director/Producer Nassos Vakalis, known for his work in the Animation Department of over 37 films including 'Thumbelina' (1994), 'Quest for Camelot' (1998), 'Spirit' (2002), 'Bee Movie' (2007), 'Puss in Boots'' (2011), 'Turbo' (2013), 'Smallfoot' (2018) and Producer Dimitris Anagnostou run their Declare Productions company out of Los Angeles and have recently par...
 

Interview with Producer Kevin Jackson at 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Irish native Kevin Jackson is a prolific TV series and film producer at Big Fish Films in Belfast and former Assistant Head of Drama at BBC. He is known for such films as award winning 'Behold the Lamb' (2011), 'The Truth Commissioner' (2016), 'Zoo' (2017), 'Ups and Downs' (2019) and many more. His upcoming slate includes a number of exciting projects including 'Reawakening' currently in pre-production.  Kevin frequents international film festivals...
 

AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes (Karl Bardosh Cell Phone Cinema)

Humanitarian Cell Phone Cinema featured for the first time ever during Festival de Cannes to follow up with global Cell Phone Cinema Festivals and Partnerships    May 23, 2019 (Cannes, France) New Generation In Action’s AFI World Peace Initiative, an organization which holds ECOSOC status at the United Nations, hosted screenings on May 21st at the “World Peace & Tolerance Royal Gala” which took place on the Croisette  alongside an awards presentation at the...
 

Interview with Actor, Writer, Director Udayyan Raathore at 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Udayyan Raathore is an actor, producer and director whose past works include 'Everybody Gets Screwed Here' (2015) and 'Dangal' (2016). Married to fellow producer Divya Baghela Rathore, they worked together on Udayyan's directorial debut 'Twosome' (2019), starring Preet Kunwar Choudhry and Rishabhraj Mehrota. The film is about two complete strangers who get stuck with each other for an entire night, after which their life tirns into a game which then becomes the...
 

Interview with Actor, Writer, Producer Tom Malloy at 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Actor, writer, producer Tom Malloy's production company, Trick Candle Productions, include films he starred in such as psychological thriller 'The Alphabet Killer' (2008) directed by Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia); 'Love N' Dancing' (2009) by Rob Iscove (She's All That); 'Ashley' (2013) by Dean Ronalds; 'Hero of the Underworld' (2016) by John Vincent; and a thriller by Mary Lambert called 'The Attic' (2007), star...
 

Interview with Filmmaker Brian Metcalf at 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Brian A. Metcalf (WGA, PGA, DGA, VES, ASCAP) is an Asian-American writer, director, producer and actor. His most recent film, Adverse, is a drama/thriller that he produced, directed, wrote and acted in and stars a large ensemble cast with Academy Award® Nominee Mickey Rourke, Academy Award® Nominee Sean Astin, Golden Globe® Nominee Lou Diamond Phillips, Golden Globe® Nominee Penelope Ann Miller, Matt Ryan, Jake T. Austin, Andrew Keegan, Luke Edwards, Shelley Regner, Thomas Ian ...

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VIDEO: Ambiance from Lost World Film Festival

Linda McGuire talks with filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin: "A dream come true, our main aim will be to select short films of all genres which focus on great storytelling...".   evening opening concert by vocal & guitar duo ‘Rainbow Touch. Traditional dances from Crete at opening ceremony. Did you miss the poster on Paleochora? Better not miss these churches...but they are everywhere in Crete! Ro...
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Change House at the closing of The 1st Lost World Film Festival

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Video: "Of Gods, sea and men" in the Paleochera area

While travelling across Crete you will keep discovering churches and small chapels built centuries ago in the most peaceful and beautiful areas. Discovering these jewels at the end of a path, up in the mountains, reigning over the most wonderful view on the sea is a constant thrill. Finding their door open a bliss, finding the key hidden under a flat stone becomes a game and a hunt for lost treasures, Your reward can be fresco dating 12th or 13th century, St George killing the dragon.... It s...
 

Video: Lost World Wonder Poster Campaign

Art and poster by Linda McGuire festival director. Live Music from Chania based band ‘Change House’ at Lost World Film Festival closing night party.    ...
 

Video: Chill out festival time in Paleochora

Scooter! Churches and chapels with an amazing view   Amazing landscapes Cafe for your daily does of Ouzo or mountain tea, wonderfull restaurants for your grilled sea bass: ...with surrounding sea with a call for action ...
 

Video: Lost World Film Festival Closing ceremony with awards

Attending Award Winners as Follows ‘Without Milk’ Best Greek Director: Thodoris Vournas (Greece) ‘Without Milk’Best Greek Film Cast: Alexandros Logothetis & Panos Mouzouakis ‘Without Milk’ Best Cinematography Greek: Petros Antoniadis ‘Without Milk’ Best Greek Short Fiction Film 2nd Best Greek Editing - Dimitris Kadis (Greece) for “Check In” Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film Director Olivia ...
 

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winner gets the film produced for 250 000$

TODAY June 15 FINAL DEADLINE

Introducing the first annual inaugural debut for “Your Script Produced!” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films.

The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Film script. Also, Sponsor will purchase the Grand Prize Winning TV script to fund the development, package and potentially produce the Grand Prize Winning TV script. Open to anyone 18 years old or older. No cap on income earned as a writer. Open to all non-union members.

Sponsor plans to launch development / pre-production to the Grand Prize winning film script in September 2019. $250,000.00 USD Production budget fully financed by our sponsor(s).

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CineMaTerre European Festival for Transition Films
Nov 21 -24, 2019

Extended Deadline: June 15, 2019

Jointly launched by the European Institute of Ecology (IEE) in Metz and the Association  Ecrans des Mondes in Paris (AEM), CINEMATERRE, second edition of our festival in Metz, offers the audiences of the Eastern Euroregion, once a year, a collection of compelling films dealing with the ecological transition i.e; the relationships between Men, Society and Nature. A special emphasis will be given in this regard to the dialogue between different cultures and civilizations of our planet.
It will be an international competition of recent, meaningful films of all genres and formats: - creative documentaries, fiction, animation- -short, medium, long-. with a special category "Youtue", all having as common issue Environment, Nature and sustainable living together. The objectif: Inform, entertain, educate, move, inspire and, who knows, save the world! Pre-selected by a committee of scientists, filmmakers and citizens from the Euroregion - France - Germany - Belgium - Luxembourg, the films of the official competition will be appreciated by an international jury chaired by a renowned personality.
 
The entry will be free for young filmmakers.

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Fantasporto 40
February 28 -March 7

Deadline  November 1st, 2019

Deadlines for Entries for 2020 anniversary edition are November 1st (fantasy shorts) and December 1st (Final Call 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 40th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.

 

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40th Manaki Brothers Cinematographers International FilmFestival

September 14 to 21 September in Bitola, Macedonia

 

Now accepting submissions for the 40th edition of ICFF “Manaki Brothers” 

The International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS”, is the first and oldest international film festival dedicated to the creativity of cinematographers across the world. It started in 1979 at the initiative of one of the main founders-AFPM/the Association of Film Professionals of Macedonia (which also marks its 65 jubilee this year), and was co-organized with the host-city of Bitola and the Cinematheque of Macedonia, established in honor and inspired by the abundant photographic/cinematographic opus of the MANAKI brothers: Yanaki (1878-1954) and Milton (1880-1964), whose 135 birth anniversary is to be celebrated this year as well. Thus, naturally, the cornerstones of the future festival were laid, in the town at the foot of Pelister, the City of Consuls - Bitola, where the Manaki brothers had their photo-studio and cinema theater.

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The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10 US Entry Fee

The Hollyweed Film Festival is proud to announce a a limited time low entry fee off of $10 US for short and longform films All Genres including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Animation, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film Noir, Flash, Health, History, Horror, Human Rights, Independent, Kids, LGBTI, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music Video’s, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Postmodern, Realism, Reality, Religion, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent movie, Social Issues, Spiritual, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War and Westerns. This is our first year and it's going to be a kool happening so check out https://hollyweedfilmfestival.com/

The HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL is an Online & Theatrical Festival that will be seen by Industry Professionals. 

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London, Nice, Madrid, Milan calling

15 Years of celebration, 4 GREAT FESTIVALS

We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 festivals, You can submit your film via Withoutabox, or enter direct at our web site

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London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Feb 16th - 23rd 2019

Nice International Film Festival on the French Riviera just before the Cannes film festival. May 11th-18th 2019

Madrid International Film Festival

Milan World Cinema

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Reykjavik International Film Festival
26.09.-6.10.2019

All submissions must have been completed after January 1st, 2018. RIFF will consider both international and Icelandic films, whether they are fiction films or documentaries, regardless of length or subject matter.

Must be at minimum Icelandic premieres (i.e. must not have been screened publicly in Iceland prior to the 2019 festival, including a broadcast version of any length).

Must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned.

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Executive Directors of the 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth appointed

Mansour Jahani- Secretary of 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Alireza Tabesh, in separated decrees has appointed Eman Hojjati and Masoud Ahmadian as the executive directors of the festival in central Province of Isfahan and Tehran respectively.   "Due to the agreement to hold the festival in Isfahan and the city Mayor's proposal, Eman Hojjati has been appointed as executive director of the festival thanks to his valuable experiences. It is hoped that, ...
 
 

The Judges of YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED Competition get ready to read your scripts

  Doval Bacall (Sponsor, Financier, Producer) Doval Bacall grew up in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan. His ocean sized appetite for learning, and burning desire to succeed motivated him to educate himself and learn the foundation and skills necessary to become a successful writer/producer. He believes that you can never think of yourself as a master of any trade or skill, as it stands in the way of improving yourself. Always thinking like a beginner to be able to continue learning, ...
 
 

Ed Lachman Bio

Ed Lachman to receive the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement at 40th Manaki Fest Edward/Ed Lachman, ASC BIO -Born on March 31, 1948, in Morristown, New Jersey, USA -Studied at Harvard University (BA, 1965), then continued his studies at the University in Tours, France, and in 1969 graduated in painting (BFA, Painting) at the University in Ohio. -Ed Lachman is at the top of the American and world cinematographers for decades, with a couple of Oscar candidate films, for which he s...
 

 

 

Julianne Moore will be honoured at The 54th annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The 54th annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival presents the latest film by actress Julianne Moore and screenwriter/director Bart Freundlich, After the Wedding (2019), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. At KVIFF, Oscar-winner Julianne Moore will accept a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema. Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich are an excellent example of the artistic combination of two outstanding individuals. Their personal and cinematic pa...
 

VIDEO: Elton John and Taron Egerton duo Performance

Fans were treated to a surprise on Sunday when Taron Egerton joined Elton John on stage at the 95th show of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Hove, UK. This duet marks the first time Elton has been joined on stage for a performance since the tour began in September 2018. Following the worldwide release of ROCKETMAN, the star of ROCKETMAN and the Rocket Man himself joined forces for a duet on one of Elton's most beloved songs. ...
 

Olivia Hadjiioannou on the importance of filmfestivals.com and the awards she received

Composer & Director Olivia Hadjiioannou (Oh.)  with Bruno Chatelin from FilmFestivals.com in Cannes at FRFF and in Paleochora where she won best music video award at each festival. Choosing the right film festival to submit to is often a daunting task as there are thousands of festivals around the world.   "I started submitting to film festivals last year, because the videos and music I make are experimental and avant-garde – using contemporary fi...
 

Catherine Deneuve is a special guest of the 10th jubilee Odesa International Film Festival

  Legendary French actress, twice winner of the Cesar Award for the Best Actress,  Catherine Deneuve will be a special guest of the 10th Odesa International Film Festival (July 12-20)   The actress will receive an honorary Award of OIFF – “Golden Duke” for her contribution to the cinema. Besides, during the festival, to the audience will be presented mini-retrospective of three films, classic and more recent, starring Catherine Deneuve.   The icon of ...
 
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The Provincetown International Film Festival honours Judith Light with the festival’s Excellence in Acting Award

The two-time Tony Award winner will attend the festival to accept the award on Saturday, June 15 in conversation at Provincetown Town Hall. Light is known for her extensive body of television, film, and stage work. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties; these two performances dubbed her the first actress in nearly two decades to win consecutive Tonys. Last year, her role in Ryan Murphy&rsquo...
 

Sam Firstenberg is Coming to Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

We are very happy to announce that this year's guest of honour and president of the Vicious Cat jury is legendary action director Sam Firstenberg. At the closimg ceremony on Saturday, he will receive the Honorary Vicious Cat, award for outstanding contribution to genre cinema. Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will take place from the 16th to the 20th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia.   It is impossible to imagine the 80s action cinema without Sam Firstenberg&rsquo...
 
 
 

Claire Denis receives Creative Excellence Award in Reykjavík

The acclaimed film director, Claire Denis, will receive an Award for her Creative Excellence at the Reykjavík International Film Festival in the fall. Former receivers of this Award are, among others, Jim Jarmusch, Mads Mikkelsen, Susanne Bier and Aki Kaurismäki. The festival takes place for the sixteenth time in Reykjavík, Iceland on the 26th of September to the 6th of October 2019. Main programmer is Giorgio Gosetti, artistic director of Venice Days Film ...
 

Ed Lachman to receive the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement at 40th Manaki Fest

  ED LACHMAN IS A RECIPIENT OF THE GOLDEN CAMERA 300 FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AT THE 40TH EDITION OF ICFF "MANAKI BROTHERS"   CHECK ED LACHMAN S BIO   American cinematographer Ed Lachman is the first laureate of the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement at the 40th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival, to be held from September 14-21 in Bitola.   Igor Ivanov – Izi, president of the Association of Film Professionals, ...
 

Winners of the Golden Trailer Awards

GTA20 winners: This year’s winners continue the Golden Trailer Awards tradition of excellence in movie trailers and creative content marketing! Best of Show Winner: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum “Conversation”, Lionsgate, Av Squad   Box Office Weekend Avengers: Endgame, Walt Disney Studios / Marvel Studios,    Best Action Deadpool 2, “New Power”, 20th Century Fox, MOCEAN Mission Impossible: Fa...
 
 

The best short films were awarded at the 35th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg Shortfilm Festival

All award winners of the 35th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg Shortfilm Festival Hamburg and the 21st Mo&Friese Hamburg Children’s ShortFilmFestival   On Sunday evening, after the festive award ceremony, the 35th Hamburg International Short Film Festival went to rest for another year. For the first time in the history of the festival, an award winner was able to claim the prize for a second time in a row. After last year’s “Flores”, Jorge Jácome won this yea...
 

Award Winners at the 10th Annual New Media Film Festival

              AND THE WINNERS ARE: Grand Prize Award winner Six Figures No Suits - Cou...
 

22nd CinemAmbiente award winners

  IREN Audience award – main Festival sponsor to Anthropocene: The Human Epoch by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky (Canada 2018, 87’)   SMAT award for best One-Hour documentary to Messaggi dalla fine del mondo by Matteo Born (Switzerland 2018, 52’) by jury members Eroll Bilibani, Anca Caramelea, Patrizia La Trecchia. A visually compelling journey that encourages young peop...
 

Winners announced for spring 2019 SFFILM Westridge Grants

SFFILM, in partnership with the Westridge Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $100,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFILM Westridge Grants. Five filmmaking teams were granted funding to help support the screenwriting and project development stages of their narrative feature films. SFFILM Westridge Grants, which are awarded twice annually, are designed for US-based filmmakers whose stories take place primarily in the United States and ...
 
 
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Voltage Pictures and Wonderland team for GUARDIAN

Emmy-winning Shauna Duggins has signed on to direct the gritty action drama, Guardian, written by Cory Byam (“The Temp Agency”), it was announced today by Voltage Pictures CEO and Academy Award winning producer Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker).   The Voltage Pictures and Wonderland Sound & Vision production is produced by McG and Mary Viola alongside Voltage’s Chartier and Dominic Rustam. Steven Bello of Wonderland and Jonathan Deckter of Voltage are also ex...
 

Announcing: Official Selection Projects for Frontières Market

FRONTIÈRES MARKET ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTION PROJECTS Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for the 11th edition of its co-production market (July 18-21)  Official Selection Projects We are thrilled to announce our complete Official Se...
 

OIFF Special Event: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" by Robert Wiene accompanied by the cult band "The Tiger Lilies"

  The 10th Odesa International Film Festival will present the classic of German silent cinema, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” by Robert Wiene. The special screening will be accompanied by the British musical trio “The Tiger Lillies”. The event will take place at the Green Theatre on July 17   The premiere of Robert Wiene’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” was held in Berlin in 1920. It was this film that marked the beginning of German expressi...
 

"Pooling" accepted to Independientes Film Fest in Arequipa, Peru!

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"Pooling" has been selected as one of just 50 finalists to be projected in Independientes: Festival de Cortometrajes at Casa Blanca Centro Cultural in Arequipa, Peru June 13-15, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros to an original score composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The film was shot, edited and visual effects were don...
 

Animation Production Days 2019 – Notable Sense of Optimism in the Industry

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The 13th edition of Animation Production Days (APD) drew to a close in Stuttgart early May. During the last two days, around 800 one-on-one meetings between producers and potential production and financing partners for new animation projects have been held in Stuttgart’s L-Bank. APD is the most important business platform for animation projects in Germany and takes place every year as part of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and FMX – Conference on Animati...
 

Anima is calling for your films!

    For its next edition (21 February - 1 March 2020), 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 Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category. European...
 

Animation made in Okinawa, Japan

By Emmanuel Itier Emmanuel with japanese actors friends.   The ultimate experience while at the Okinawa film festival was the visit of the CGCG animation studio which has the biggest motion-capture set up in Asia (http://www.cgcgstudio.co.jp/eng/ ). No only CGCG Studios is doing motion capture but they also are producing 3D computer graphics video using motion capture technology. The studio is now located in Tokyo and Okinawa in Japan as well as Taipei in Taiwan with just under 200 ...
 
 

Living in the Future's Past selected to screen at Ramsgate Film Festival

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Ramsgate IFTVFest has it all this year, films, TV,  online work, music, talks… and fun! A celebration of new works by local and international filmmakers, embracing innovative storytelling and new technologies. Against the backdrop of the UK’s only Royal Harbour, and location to multiple award winning TV and Film shows, the third Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival will feature in excess of 80 films and help promote filmmakers and cultural  awareness. Screenings...
 

Living in the Future's Past closing film at Paleochera Lost World Film Festival

The screening came with a surprise video message from Jeff Bridges. Jeff Bridges could not attend but sent the audience a warm and engaging video message. Bruno Chatelin who represents the film on th efestival circuit introduced the film     ...
 

Peace Award in Cannes for the Mystery of a Buryat Lama

Kiril Razlogov(programer of Moscow Film Festival) picked up the prize for The Mystery of a Buryat Lama which he produced, here with SIFFA founder and President Luba Balagova. This cinematic study tells us a story of one of the most famous lamas in Russia and Buryatia, XII Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov.   ...
 

 

The Mystery of a Buryat Lama will premiere at the Nepal America International Film Festival 28 -30 june

The Festival showcases all genres of films including feature length, documentaries, animation, experimental and shorts. It is primarily focused on films from Nepal made by the Nepali and Non-Nepali filmmakers under the Nepal Panorama section. Films from South Asia, America and other parts of the world also will be judged for inclusion and screening in the festival. The festival film screenings will be followed by Q&A with special guests or filmmakers. Jury selected films will be awarded an...
 
 
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Out of Sight , Out of Mind by Brian Follmer

123 minutes USA 2019 Trailer

Travis's tight social group of friends and lovers splits apart when his childhood friend, O'Brien becomes severely mentally ill. Now alone, the characters go their separate ways: Travis helps crowd-fund a socialist revolution in Mexico, O'Brien succumbs to mania and becomes a satirical Youtube celebrity, Kate seeks stability in online dating, and Lox embarks on his first indie rock tour. Their lives continue to cross paths and reconnect through the internet.

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Dave Grusin Not Enough Time Documentary feature by Barbara Bentree

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Millions of people know the music of Dave Grusin (The Graduate, Three days of the Condor, Reds, Heaven can wait, The Champ, The fabulous Baker Boys, Havana, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Firm...) but may not know his name. Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time documents his journey from Colorado cowboy to Oscar and Grammy winning composer. 

The documentary, directed by Barbara Bentree and produced by John Rangelwill include interviews with many friends and collaborators such as Quincy Jones, Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller, Nathan Barr and Michael Keaton, besides Dave Grusin himself, who is strongly involved in the development of the documentary.

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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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Raised On Rock The Burnette Family Legacy

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Coming April 2019  "RAISED ON ROCK - The Burnette Family Legacy" will be premiering at Film Festivals throughout 2018 before being released for worldwide distribution

Director - Sally Steele

Sally Steele is on a mission to reunite the legendary battling Burnette family- a family United by Blood-Divided by Fame. The filmmaker travels across the United States interviewing special guests while learning the amazing rock history of Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette and The Rock and Roll Trio who influenced Elvis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many others, on her quest to bring Rocky and Billy Burnette and the members of the family together for one final dramatic and exciting performance at the end of the film, trying to heal the rift that rocked the world and tore a family apart echoing down a generation to the family “Raised On Rock“.

The film exists in two versions Long Short (60) and Short Documentary (40)

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

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13 Festival wins so far for Living in the Future's Past

Jeff Bridges was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at the 2019 Golden Awards Ceremony

 

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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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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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Alain Cavalier recevra le Vigo d'Honneur 2019 lors de la cérémonie des Prix Jean VIGO 2019

 

Grande retrospective du travail photo de Jerry Schatzberg

  Jerry Schatzberg et Olivier Lorquin, commissaire de l exposition au musée de Chamarande.   Photos Bruno Chatelin Off Grand Concourse Jerry Schatzberg Rétrospective Du 27 mai au 1er septembre 2019 Domaine Départemental de Chamarande (91)  Frank Zappa 1967 - Tirage argentique - 46 x 46 cm  ©Jerry Schatzberg   ...
 

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 11 juin

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   ...
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 05/06/2019 au 11/06/2019

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Jean Dujardin ouvrira le NIFF avec Le Daim

Le Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) inaugurera sa 19e édition le 5 juillet avec la première suisse du film LE DAIM de Quentin Dupieux (sortie en salles : 10 juillet), en présence de son protagoniste Jean Dujardin. Figure du cinéma d’auteur français (RUBBER, WRONG, AU POSTE !) mais aussi de la scène musicale électronique sous le pseudonyme de MR. OIZO, Quentin Dupieux est un artiste déroutant. Cette personnalité singulière insuffle à...
 

Un banc public en hommage de Cabourg à Agnès Varda et Jacques Demy

  EN HOMMAGE AU PARCOURS ROMANTIQUE ET ARTISTIQUE DES DEUX RÉALISATEURS, UN BANC À LEURS NOMS SERA INAUGURÉ SUR LA PROMENADE MARCEL PROUST DE CABOURG LE SAMEDI 15 JUIN À 12H30 ...
 

Le Marché Frontières annonce sa sélection officielle de projets

LA 11e ÉDITION DU MARCHÉ FRONTIÈRES À FANTASIA ANNONCE SA SÉLECTION OFFICIELLE DU 18 AU 21 JUILLET  2019   Frontières sera de retour à Montréal, durant le Festival international de films Fantasia, pour sa 11e édition qui se tiendra du 18 au 21&nb...
 

Le Forum des Halles accueille la deuxième édition du festival NEWIMAGES du 19 au 23 juin

  Du 19 au 23 juin, des animations inédites en réalité virtuelle investissent la Canopée à l’occasion du festival NewImages, en partenariat avec le Forum des Images. Précurseur d’un mouvement qui vise à appréhender l’image sous un angle différent, le festival de la création numérique et des mondes virtuels s’installera au Forum des Halles durant 4 jours pour faire découvrir aux f&e...
 

Un coup d oeil sur le programme du Festival du Film Insulaire de Groix 2019

View this email in your browser Pré-programme sur ...
 

Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan et Christopher Walken invités de la 8e édition de Champs-Elysées Film Festival

Trois personnalités exceptionnelles du cinéma américain sont confirmées pour la 8e édition de Champs-Elysées Film Festival (18-25 juin) : les acteurs Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan et Christopher Walken. Trois talents qui symbolisent le meilleur du 7e art américain, portés par des œuvres aussi éclectiques que singulières, passant d’un genre à l’autre, du drame surnaturel à la comédie m...
 

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 4juin 2019

  Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 100 000 individus aux USA et de 35 000 en France, représentatifs de la population de chacun des pays. 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 dans chacun des territoires.  ...
 

DÍFFERENT 12! L'autre cinéma espagnol

Au programme : - Hommage à SERGI LOPEZ ! - Un mélange savoureux de films inédits pour tous les goûts : des séances uniques présentées par des réalisateurs et des comédiens qui feront spécialement le déplacement à Paris pour rencontrer les spectateurs et les professionnels français.- Une programmation spéciale Fête de la Musique pleine de surprises ! - Un Prix AU Public original pour ré...
 

Le Festival du Film de Cabourg démarre cette semaine

Le grand jury sera présidé par l’actrice et réalisatrice Sandrine Bonnaire et le jury courts métrages, par la réalisatrice Rebecca Zlotowski   ...
 

Le 47e Festival La Rochelle Cinéma se tiendra du 28 juin au 7 juillet prochains.

Nous avons le plaisir de vous dévoiler la programmation dans ses grandes lignes. Marraine de cette 47e édition, Alexandra STEWART, comédienne internationale et cinéphile avertie, présentera 3 films de sa riche filmographie dont Mickey One d’Arthur Penn. Nous accueillerons cette année le maître du giallo, Dario ARGENTO, avec 9 films restaurés dont sa trilogie animalière et Les Frissons ...
 
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