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New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards competition is open for entries.

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  NYF’s Television & Film Awards honors storytelling across all platforms and the competition upholds its 62-year legacy of celebrating exceptional content created around the globe.   With 10 years at the helm of NYF’s TV & Film Awards, Rose Anderson VP/Executive Director has transformed the competition by evaluating and updating categories on a regular basis.   “This year we recognize the robust growth of Streaming and the continued dominance of S...
 

WEST TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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Odessa, TX — August 1, 2019 — The West Texas Film Festival is proud to announce the addition of Jared Rush to the Board of Directors. Rush will serve as Vice-President of the film festival, which will be held from November 21st through November 23rd at the Jack Rodgers Fine Art Center at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas. This is the fourth year of the film festival. Along with Festival Director, Harlan Whatley, Rush will have programming responsibilities for the film festival and con...
 

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WEST TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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  Odessa, TX — August 1, 2019 — The West Texas Film Festival is proud to announce the addition of Jared Rush to the Board of Directors. Rush will serve as Vice-President of the film festival, which will be held from November 21st through November 23rd at the Jack Rodgers Fine Art Center at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas. This is the fourth year of the film festival. Along with Festival Director, Harlan Whatley, Rush will have programming responsibilities for the film festival...
 

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IT'S COMING SOON - SUBMIT TODAY - HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL

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CALL 4 ENTRIES at HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL - SEPT 29 at The Complex https://hollyweedfilmfestival.com/ ...
 

Call For Entries Festival Film Dokumenter 2019 - Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival

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  Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) is an annual event held by Forum Film Dokumenter, a non-profit organization based in Yogyakarta, focusing on documentary film research and archiving, as well as film appreciation for educational purposes. In 2019, Festival Film Dokumenter’s Call For Entry opens for Competition Program and Non-Competition Program. There are three categories open for Competition Program. First, Feature-Length Documentary, which opens for Indonesian and foreign filmm...
 

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The Toronto International Film Festival’s Industry Conference — the hub for business, learning, and networking at the Festival — returns this year, tackling relevant topics in an ever-evolving landscape. Welcoming over 5,500 delegates each year, the five-day conference will explore the global impact of the changing media landscape, with a focus on growing development and sustainable practices for creators and business practitioners. This year’s Industry Conference takes p...
 

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4th “Beyond Borders” Castellorizo Festival: a Celebration of cinema and culture

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“Beyond Borders” Castellorizo Festival: a Celebration of cinema and culture for the 4th consecutive year on the edge of the Aegean Sea The 4th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo is here one more time with the aim of “bringing the world to Castellorizo and taking Castellorizo to the world”! From August 25 to September 1st, “Beyond Borders” is going to make Castellorizo once again a meeting point for the best history...
 

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The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns for its 23rd year from 16 October to 1 December

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The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns for its 23rd year from 16 October to 1 December, with a massive national tour in Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, plus a FREE program in Adelaide. In 2018, more than 30,000 moviegoers attended JFF screenings nationally, enjoying a variety of cinematic delights, from the hottest newly-released feature titles alongside cult, anime, drama, documentaries and much more. The 2019 Festival program will feature a carefully curated selection of...
 

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Actress/Producer Amy Shi’s “Vampire’s Tale”

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  Photo Credit: Tshombe Sampson Amy Shi is quickly becoming a cult favorite actress in the short film world. Her short “Zalla” in which she starred and also directed, was named a finalist in the sci-fi category at the 2019 French Riviera Film Festival held in Cannes in May. “Zalla” was also named a finalist at the 2018 Canada Golden Maple International Film Festival and the Macao International Film Festival. Shi stars in the lead role in the new horror short &...
 

2019 West Texas Film Festival is scheduled for November 21st - 23rd

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The 2019 West Texas Film Festival is scheduled for November 21st through 23rd at the Rodgers Fine Arts Center on the Odessa College campus in Odessa, Texas. The following showcases are scheduled: Tales of Texas - November 21st Education Day - November 22nd Friday Night Lights screening - November 22nd @ 7 pm WorldView - November 23rd Awards Ceremony - November 23rd @ 6 pm The Education Day will include Brian David Cange, a Line Producer from New York City (Marjorie Prime, Mad Hot Ball...
 

24.07.2019 | WTXfilmfest's blog

 

46th Telluride Film Festival Announces Edwina White as 2019 Poster Artist

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46th Telluride Film Festival presented by National Film Preserve LTD., proudly announces artist Edwina White as its 2019 poster artist. Telluride Film Festival’s prestigious annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics takes place every Labor Day weekend in the picturesque town of Telluride, Colorado. The 46th edition of TFF will run August 30-September 2, 2019.   Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Edwina White now works variously as a...

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Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
(April 21-25, 2020) 

May 31st to September 27th  2019 Early Bird Deadline   

The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival his now one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine. 
The MBIFF 14 Film Festival broke records in deals negotiated. Several new projects have also found their funding during the event.  
Our judging panel includes judges from all walks of life because it is important to have a broad spectrum of perspectives.  
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by politics. 
The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology. 

 

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NEW YORK CITY Independent Film Festival

May 10 – 17, 2020

Early Bird Deadline August 31 

November 30, 2019 Regular Deadline I December 31, 2019
Late DeadlineJanuary 31, 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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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 will celebrate its 70th jubilee next 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 140th birth anniversary is to be celebrated next 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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Hollyweed Film Festival

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Final deadline September 7, 2019

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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Reykjavik International Film Festival
26.09.-6.10.2019

Final Deadline July 27, 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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SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2020
March 18-22, 2020

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FESTIVAL DATES for the 7th edition:  - Cinema Village, 22 E 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 Submissions for the 2020 Edition re-open May 22 - 2019 PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION, THE RULES, and THE TERMS thoroughly before completing your submission. SRFF does NOT waive entry fees. In some exceptional cases discount codes are offered. SRFF believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees sh...

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Hiroyasu Ando to Become Inaugural Chairman of the Tokyo International Film Festival

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  Unijapan appointed Hiroyasu ANDO, the President of the Japan Foundation, as the inaugural Chairman of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), at a board meeting on July 29. TIFF is organized under the Tokyo International Film Festival Executive Committee, and the Chairman will oversee the TIFF as the chief executive. Takeo HISAMATSU Festival Director will continue to serve as TIFF Festiv...
 

The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF December 2019) announces first speakers

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ATF 2019 ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF KEYNOTES BY iQIYI AND RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT Spotlights on China and India, media powerhouses of Asia    The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) 2019 today announced the first round of Keynote speakers for the ATF Leaders’ Summit on 3 December 2019.   Themed “Streaming the Future”, this year’s event seeks to reflect the spirit of Asia’s dynamic content industry and its bold step into the future, with prominent C-...
 

SODEC and Forum RIDM continue their collaboration with the SODEC_Lab @ Sunny Side of the Doc 2019 program

 
  Six participating producers announced: Rocío Barba Fuentes (Cosmos Films), Isabelle Couture (La Coop Vidéo), Christine Falco (Camera Oscura Films), Sergeo Kirby (Loaded Pictures), Mathieu Paiement (Rendez-vous Télé), Adam Pajot Gendron (Tortuga Films).   Montreal, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Forum RIDM is proud to announce their collaboration with SODEC as part of the 2019 Sunny Side of the Doc international docume...
 

ALAIN ZIRAH, OFF de Cannes founder, is a complete artist from France

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‘I put subversive ideas in writing, drawing, painting, shooting photography and films.’   After 25 years in real estate in Luxury and photographer, Alain Zirah decides to change its destiny and found OFF de Cannes Festival, in 2005. During 72th Cannes Film Festival, 2019 May, he was under the limelights during differents events. The fashion designer Serine Kurt won the Fashion Grand Prix of the Great International Web Contest. Alain Zirah & Aleah Leigh (Dragon Lady ...

5 Times This Hollywood Power Couple Has Paired Up to Win

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent .
What are the lyrics to that old Frank Sinatra song? “Love and marriage, they go together like a horse and carriage. This I'll tell you brother. You can't have one without the other.” Of course, in Hollywood, not many people subscribe to that notion. But actor Terence Bernie Hines and writer/director Sonia Machado-Hines might convince you otherwise. Ready? 
Q: What was your path to Hollywood from flipping houses? ... 
 
 
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SoundTrack_Cologne Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 goes to Klaus Doldinger (‘The Boat’, ‘The Neverending Story’, ‘Tatort’)

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Klaus Doldinger is not only the composer of Germany's most famous main title theme music for the cult series Tatort - he has also become an international star of the film music scene with global successes writing music for Das Boot and The Neverending Story. His music also adorns films such as Peter in Magicland and Der Herr der Wüste (‘The Lord of the Desert’), series such as Polizeiruf 110 (‘Police Call 110...
 

Sir Lenny Henry to host 58th Rose d’Or Awards in London

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The Rose d’Or is delighted to announce that Sir Lenny Henry, the multi-talented actor, comedian and campaigner for diversity in the Arts, will host this year’s prestigious Gala Awards on Sunday December 1 at Kings Placein London. Sir Lenny began his career at the age of 16 rising from being a cult star on children’s television to becoming one of Europe’s best-known comedians – as well as a writer and award-winning actor. Alongside his extensive TV work Sir ...
 

Award Winners of the 18th NaturVision filmfestival 2019

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  Congratulations to the winners! German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award   A Plastic Surgery: Coca Cola's Hidden Secrets France 2018 – 53 min Author, Director: Sandrine Rigaud Camera: Mathias Denizo, Christophe Barreyre, Pierre Tailliez, Eric Nappi Production: Premières Lignes Télévision German Wildlife Fil...
 

New FIPRESCI Award at FNC Montreal

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A NEW AWARD FIPRESCI – the International Federation of Film Critics – will present the prestigious International Critics Prize to a first feature from any section screened. This award is intended to encourage young filmmakers in their art. The arrival of the prize is a testament to the FNC’s quality programming and boosts its well-earned status as an unmissable event for both industry and audiences. Created by FIPRESCI for the first Cannes Festival in 1946, the Internati...

Meryl Streep to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at inaugural Tribute Gala

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  Photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe   TORONTO — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, Sponsored by RBC at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, the Gala is an annual fundr...
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Ash is Purest White, Review: Never Love a Gangster

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Ash is Purest White, Review: Never Love a Gangster Ash is Purest White is a tale of unrequited love that flows seamlessly along the backdrop of the socio-political upheavals in China, during 2001-18. It is an ode to old-fashioned love, set amidst gangsters and con-artistes, making two, revolutionary, and highly controversial, observations: gangster mobs are the last vestiges of loyalty and righteousness, and men are incapable of reciprocating women’s sublime love. Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives...
 

Family of Thakurganj, Review: Nannu, Munnu and nothing New, New

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Family of Thakurganj, Review: Nannu, Munnu and nothing New, New Referencing dozens of mafia/gangster movies made in India and the West, Family of Thakurganj glorifies crime for the major part, gets into a conscientious hiccup and sermonising after the midway mark, and ends-up offering ‘crime kills crime’ as a solution against the rot of corruption that has set in the entire fabric of the Indian police/law/politics nexus. Except for a couple of twists in the plot, there is little t...
 

The Lion King, Review: The Lions Sing

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For a film production company that has been in the animation business for 90 years, and earned its initial popularity by creating Mickey Mouse, making a film, replete with state-of-the-art, photorealistic computer images of a host of animals and birds, has to be basic instinct. That it tells the story of lions, hyenas, vultures, and other creatures whose names one needs to look-up in Google, or Oxford or Cambridge or Merriam Webster dictionaries, that possess human instinct rather than animal ...
 
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Seattle Documentary Association Film Retreat for Makers!

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DocForest is a documentary retreat in the Pacific Northwest hosted by Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc), which cultivates and supports an equitable and professional community of nonfiction storytellers. From tents to now mountain cabins, for over a decade DocForest has provided much needed space for professional and creative development on projects that will go out into the world and inform our larger media and cultural landscape.   DocForest 2019 is taking place for the f...
 

Rakuten and The H Collective to Form Joint Venture to Produce Movies

 
Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in internet services headquartered in Tokyo, and The H Collective, Inc., a Los Angeles-based film production and distribution company today announced that the two companies have signed an agreement to establish Rakuten H Collective Studio, Inc., a joint venture movie production company, in Japan.   Rakuten H Collective Studio will comprehensively engage in the in-house production of films, financing, intellectual property management, and the production and s...
 

iGems launches a new curated movies and series platform

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In an effort to guide you to the best movies and series currently found in the streaming universe, we're happy to introduce the beta version of iGEMS.tv Our goal is to reduce your search time.  Each week, we will be sending you our iGEMSelections, our Movie and TV Series picks.  We'll cover the latest from Netflix, Amazon and HBO; but we'll also bring you highlights from platforms you may not know much about, from Tubi and Mubi to Criterion and FMTV and be...
 

Artist Paul McCarthy's C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve (2017) in VR series Xtended at Eye Filmmuseum

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On 25 July 2019, Paul McCarthy’s expansive virtual reality work C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve will be presented at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, marking its premiere in the Netherlands. ...
 

London Fest Opening Night gala will be THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD,

 
ARMANDO IANNUCCI’S THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD TO OPEN 63RD BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Starring Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse and Gwendoline Christie  Dev Patel as David Copperfield, distributed by Lionsgate   The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, di...
 

"Pooling" to have Catalan premiere with Girona International Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 31st annual Girona International Film Festival in Girona, Catalunya, Spain for September 24-28, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of world-renowned, Barcelona-based Brodas Bros. It was filmed and edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed by Joan Arman Forero of Pra...
 
 

Once Upon a Quentin Tarantino: We Love Him, We Love Him Not?

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent “On the QT, and very Hush, Hush” is a line from LA CONFIDENTIAL, and that’s what’s happening in Hollywood right now in reaction to Quentin Tarantino’s much-ballyhooed 9th film, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. By anyone’s standards, to resurrect the ghost of a slain pregnant woman killed by the Manson Family on Aug. 9, 1969, is questionable. (Anniverary of Hiroshima bomb drop, Aug. 9, coincidence?) Especially ...
 

"Pooling" to play Sans Souci Dance Film Festival in Boulder!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 16th annual Sans Souci Dance Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado, USA for October. It will play the Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Arts Center on October 20th and 23rd, 2019 at 1pm. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. banner, "Pooling" is a hybrid film featuring animation, breakdance, special effects and scored with influence of Euro hiphop and Kenyan dance chants from the Maasai and Samburu tr...
 

Ash is Purest White, Review: Never Love a Gangster

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Ash is Purest White, Review: Never Love a Gangster Ash is Purest White is a tale of unrequited love that flows seamlessly along the backdrop of the socio-political upheavals in China, during 2001-18. It is an ode to old-fashioned love, set amidst gangsters and con-artistes, making two, revolutionary, and highly controversial, observations: gangster mobs are the last vestiges of loyalty and righteousness, and men are incapable of reciprocating women’s sublime love. Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives... 
 

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FRANK, EARNEST WITH0 MERCY Short film by Jarrod Dean Australia 2019 - 14 minutes

Frank, Earnest with Mercy is a stylish, sexually charged comedy set in beautiful Naples. Two friends have an important mission to complete when a Southern Italian girlfriend in a bedroom stands in the way.

How far does one go for friendship, for business, for love ?

 

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June 2019, Australia 14 minutes  short film by Jarrod Dean

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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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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.

www.Sharkwater.com     www.TheRevolutionMovie.com

 

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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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MOVIES THAT MATTER

Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

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

French English

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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Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal dévoilent l’identité visuelle de leur 22e édition!

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  Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) sont heureuses de dévoiler l'identité visuelle de leur 22e édition. Du 14 au 24 novembre, le public pourra découvrir des oeuvres directement liées au monde contemporain ainsi que des propositions audacieuses renouvelant le langage du cinéma documentaire. L'annonce de la programmation complète de cette édition 2019 se fera le mercredi 23 octobre. &nbs...
 

Le 29e festival Présence autochtone dévoile sa programmation

 
Plus que jamais, pour sa 29e manifestation, le festival fait battre le cœur de Montréal au diapason de l’âme des peuples autochtones des Amériques et du monde. Grands concerts sur la Place des Festivals, compétition internationale de films et de vidéo, grands événements en arts visuels et médiatiques, gastronomie, colloque, rencontres et poésie. Mille feux s’allument et font rayonner Montréal aux couleurs de ...
 

La SODEC et le Forum RIDM poursuivent leur collaboration avec le programme SODEC_Lab @ Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

 
La SODEC et le Forum RIDM poursuivent leur collaboration avec le programme SODEC_Lab @ Sunny Side of the Doc 2019 Les six producteur.trice.s qui participeront sont annoncé.e.s:  Rocío Barba Fuentes (Cosmos Films), Isabelle Couture (La Coop Vidéo), Christine Falco (Camera Oscura Films), Sergeo Kirby (Loaded Pictures), Mathieu Paiement (Rendez-vous Télé), Adam Pajot Gendron (Tortuga Films).   Montréal, le mercredi 19 juin 2019 &ndash...
 

Un nouveau prix remis au FNC par la FIPRESCI

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  La FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) remettra le prestigieux Prix de la critique internationale à un premier long-métrage, toutes sections confondue de la programmation du Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (48e édition du 9 au 20 octobre 2019). Le prix FIPRESCI a pour but d’encourager la jeune création cinématographique. L’arrivée de ce prix souligne la qua...
 

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 30 juillet 2019

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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.     ...
 
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email bruno@filmfestivals.com

 

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