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Bruno Chatelin to speak at Film Festivals Days: Film Festivals’ organizers gathering this fall in Pula, Croatia

There are hundreds of film festivals in the world, several are created each month, and the ones dedicated to short formats are thriving.
But, will there be a market space for them all if their goals in creative programming and marketing, brand and growth strategy are not well defined?
This year’s conference will be divided in 5 areas of study: audience development; heritage and community; visual communication and branding; new technologies; management of creative teams.
It will be held in Pula, Croatia, taking advantage of the country's beautiful and relaxing landscape at Hotel Park Plaza Histria. The organizers prepared great accommodation deals and tourist activities to make this industry event an exceptional experience.
Film Festivals Days wants to provide actionable concepts and tools developed by specialists to train attendees to develop their festivals with a much more accurate knowledge about the industry landscape and give them a complete skillset... FIND OUT MORE


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The declaration by Lucrecia Martel, President of Venezia 76 Competition Jury

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“According to some reports after today’s press conference, I believe my words were deeply misunderstood. Since I don't separate the work from the author and I have recognized a lot of humanity in Polanski’s previous films, I am not opposed to the presence of the film in competition. I don't have any prejudice towards it and of course I will watch the film like any other in the competition. If I had any prejudice, I would have resigned my duty as the president of the ...

Venice Film Festival Venice Virtual Reality - An Overview

by Anna Reeves  
Venice VR Section - Third Year  - Running August 28th - September 3rd It is only the third edition of the Venice VR section and yet already it is establishing itself as unmissable. What makes the selection so world class is that is all about great storytelling and not simply displaying the latest tech. You can become so immerse in an alternate universe that you marvel like a child. “It’s like making a film for people who’ve never seen a moving i...

AD ASTRA by James Gray - Press conference and Photocall in Venice - VIDEO

Press Conference - AD ASTRA - Actor Brad Pitt (Credits La Biennale di Venezia - foto ASAC)   ...

VIDEO : A standing ovation at 76. Mostra del Cinema for Pedro Almodóvar during his award ceremony

Award Ceremony: Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Pedro Almodóvar 29 agosto/August 2019 "Pedro Almodóvar isn’t only the most influential Spanish director since Buñuel, he is a filmmaker who has offered us the most multifaceted and provocative portraits of post-Franco Spain." quoted the festival ...

Venice Friday, Day 3, pretty faces from Hollywood and a Masterpiece from Polanski.

By Alex on the Lido   J’ACCUSE (AN OFFICER AND A SPY) by Roman Polanski press conference and photocall, Polanski not attending. Photos Credit Mostra   ...


76th Venice Festival Opens on an Uppity Note

"French actors Catherine Deneuve (l) and French Juliette Binoche and a glittering array of A-listers swept up the red carpet as the Venice film festival opened in a flurry of celebrity Wednesday. The festival, which has become the launchpad for the Oscar race, has a host of Hollywood heavyweights in a line-up including Brad Pitt, Johnny Dope, Kristen Stewart, Meryl Strope and Scarlett Johansson. But as stars arrived for the gala launch, the world's oldest film festival was already emb...

The 6th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market opened (August 30 - September 1, 2019),

The 6th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (August 30 - September 1, 2019), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, will take place during the forthcoming 76th Venice International Film Festival and will offer selected European and international projects the opportunity to close their international financing, through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent international professionals. All the invited professionals are decision-makers.   The 3-day Venice Gap...

Costa Gavras is out of competition in Venice with Adults in the Room

I started loving Costa Gavras films very early, then I distributed for Sony "Music Box" which won in Berlin and met the director working closely with him and his wife (the producer of all his films). Such a smart creative mind, I cannot wait to see his last film! Bruno Chatelin Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing, Music Box) will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2019 award of the 76th Venice International Film Festival ...

Alerting all Pink Floyd fans! World premiere in Venice of "Us and Them" by Roger Waters and Sean Evans

If you miss the screenings in Venice you may have to wait till October 2 and 6 for a two nights stand screening schedule worldwide.. Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event. Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldw...

Soderbergh, Polanski, Assayas, Egoyan, Gray, Phillips, Guediguian... in main competition at Venezia 76

    THE PERFECT CANDIDATE Director  Haifaa Al Mansour  Main Cast  Mila Alzahrani, Dhay, Nourah Al Awad, Khalid Abdulrhim / Saudi Arabia, Germany / 101’     OM DET OÄNDLIGA (ABOUT ENDLESSNESS) Director  Roy Andersson&...

Full Line up of competitions and events in Venice

LINE-UP OF THE 76TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   VENEZIA 76 COMPETITION An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres.   ...

Final Cut in Venice 6 Selected Projects Announced

The Venice Production Bridge welcomes the 6 selected teams and their projects to the 7th edition of Final Cut In Venice,  the project that has been providing since 2013 concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Final Cut in Venice is one of the projects launched by the Venice Production Bridge of the Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by La Bienn...

Brian de Palma in a Masterclass at Venice Fest

August 30, 2019, 2:30 pm Sala Stucchi, Hotel Excelsior, Venice Lido     A CONVERSATION WITH   Brian De Palma, Rossy De Palma, Valeria Golino and Nadine Labaki   A unique opportunity to meet four of the most talented personalities in contemporary cinema  at the 76th Venice International Film Festival   Mastercard, official sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival for the third year in a row, is pleased to unveil an exclusive event to ignite a uniq...

BOMBAY ROSE - opened the 2019 Venice Film Festival 34th Critics’ Week

Animation l 2019 l UK, India, France, Qatar I Language: Hindi I 93 minutes         An animated romance hanging precariously between living on the streets and loving on the screen, Bollywood style.   Synopsis: Escaping from child marriage, a young club dancer living in the streets of Bombay, must choose between fending for her family and finding love with a boy orphaned by the militancy. Painted frame by frame and woven delicately through music, a ...

The 76th Venice Film Festival is open - La vérité (The Truth) kicks off the festivities

President Paolo Baratta and Director Alberto Barbera (Credits La Biennale di Venezia - foto ASAC) Orizzonti Jury and Director Alberto Barbera (Credits La Biennale di Venezia - foto ASAC)   The 76th Venice Film festival is officially open. La vérité (The Truth) by Kore-eda Hirokazu with Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke World premiere screening as the opening film of the festival LA VÉRITÉ - Actress Juliette Binoche (C...

Venice 2019 - FILM - WOMAN by Anastasia Mikova & Yann Arthus-Bertrand

(c) Woman   WOMAN by Anastasia Mikova & Yann Arthus-Bertrand   104’ - France   WOMAN is a worldwide project giving a voice to 2000 women across 50 different countries. Despite its very large scale, the film offers an intimate portrait of those who constitute half of the humanity.  It is an opportunity to shed light on the injustices women are subjected to all over the world, but what WOMAN would like to underline most is the inner strength of women and the...
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The  44th  Toronto  International  Film  Festival  runs  September  5–15,  2019

EFP Film Sales Support Boosts 23 European Titles - EUROPE! UMBRELLA - 67 EFP Alumni Celebrate Premieres at TIFF

  Sweetness in the Belly starring Dakota Fanning and Yahya Abdul Mateen. World Sales Hanway Films (Photo by Chris Katsarov) Promotional Push for 23 New European Films The Toronto International Film Festival is one of EFP's (European Film Promotion) most important promotional platforms for European films outside of Europe. With the core aim to support the promotion and sales of the latest European titles, EFP's FILM SALES SUPPORT (FSS) sc...

11th Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards to Light Up Toronto honoring NICOLAS CAGE

11th Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards to Light Up Toronto honoring NICOLAS CAGE IMOGEN POOTS and ALEX WOLFF on behalf of Castle in the Ground CHLOE BENNET The Creative Coalition is pleased to announce honorees headlining the 2019 Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, September 7, 2019 at Nordstrom Supper Suite at MARBL (455 King Street West, Toronto).   The Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative Awards are a pr...

TIFF 2019 Fact sheets, just facts: 333 titles, about 20 days of viewing,

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FACT SHEET (Numbers in parentheses are 2018 statistics)     333 Titles in the Festival: 245 features, 82 shorts, 6 series (342 titles: 250 features, 88 shorts, 4 series) 229 Features or series that are World, International, or North American Premieres: 133, 25, and 71, respectively (232 total: 138 World, 22 International, 72 North American Premieres) 7,925 Total submissions: 6,866 international; 1,059 Canadian (7,926 total: 6,846 internati...

Talent attending the Toronto Film Festival 2019

Expected  guests  attending  TIFF  2019  This  list  is  not  complete  and  is  subject  to  change.     David  Aaron  Olivier  Assayas  Nicolas  Bedos  Leslie  Adlam  Christopher  Auchter  Zazie  Beetz  Hiwot  Admasu  Getaneh  Barry  Avrich  Tawheda  Begum  Kwaku  Adu-Poku  Minhal&...

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> San Sebastian running September 20-28, 2019

Films in Progress 36 presents six debut films

The industry activity, running on September 23, 24 and 25, will show productions from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay   Six debut films, have been selected for Films in Progress 36, from among a total of 185 productions. The debut films are El árbol rojo / The Red Tree by Joan Gómez (Colombia - Panama - France), Las vacaciones de Hilda / Hilda’s Short Summer by Agustín Banchero (Uruguay - Brazil), Madalena by Madiano Marcheti (Brazil), Nudo Mixtec...

ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón, FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2019 for best film of the year

  ROMA has been chosen as best film of 2019 by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. The vote saw the participation of 618 critics worldwide, who chose this production from among all films released after 1 July 2018. The other finalists were Dolor y Gloria (Pain and Glory), by Pedro Almodóvar, for which Antonio Banderas won the best actor award at Cannes, Gisaenchung / Parasite, by Bong Joon-ho, Golden Palm at the Ca...

The San Sebastian Film Festival honours Donald Sutherland with the Donostia Award

The award will be presented prior to the screening of ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’, a thriller directed by Giuseppe Capotondi   The Canadian Donald Sutherland will be honoured with a Donostia Award recognising his more than fifty years of excellent performances. The actor, who has participated in almost 200 productions, will attend the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Thursday 26 September to receive the accolade prior to the screening in the Kursaal of The Burnt O...

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New York Asian Film Festival 2019

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) provides the most comprehensive survey of current productions from East, North, and South Asia. NYAFF 2019 showcased premieres by known and new film makers. NYAFF included directors whose work has never been shown in the United States before. 30 foreign directors and 9 actors participated in Q&A sessions as well as several free seminars sponsored by HBO. The festival was held from June 28 to July 11 at several Lincoln Center venues and from July 11 ...

With Netflix in mind, CICAE asks festivals to call for universal rules in theatrical distribution

Festivals take one of the most important roles in the discovery of cinema. They curate the current and future state of film, elevate young talent and showcasing diversity in filmmaking. Within their competition, small independent voices can get the same stage as big-budgeted, established films.   “The competition of film festivals, especially if funded with public money, should be a fair place for all kinds of film,” says Christian Bräuer, president of CICAE. &ldqu...



63rd BFI London Film Festival announces 2019 Official Competition selection

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce the contenders for the Best Film Award in this year’s Official Competition selection. The 2019 nominated films showcase an incredible range of filmmaking talent from across the world; 60% of the films are from a female director or co-director with 16 countries represented across the producers and co-producers.  The 10 films in Official Competition are: Fanny Lye Deliver’d (...

Lineup revealed for the 46th edition of the Telluride Film Festival

46th TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 PROGRAM LINEUP   Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 46th edition of the Telluride Film Festival. TFF’s celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. TFF will screen over seventy-five feature films, short films a...

Red Sea International Film Festival announces up to three million dollars in cash prizes, mentoring, and production funds

The competition will take place at the inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival March 12–21, 2020   The Red Sea International Film Festival has announced cash prizes totaling $350,000 to be awarded at the inaugural Festival taking place in Jeddah from March 12–21, 2020. There will be $250,000 in cash prizes for films In Competition and $100,000 as part of the Bait Al Montage post-production fund.    The competition cash prizes reward cinematic excellenc...


Animaze kicks off to today at Parc des Amériques in Montreal

First Published Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:03PM EDT  "Fans of animation are in luck: next weekend, Montreal will be hosting the International Animation Film Festival. The festival will feature outdoor screenings at Parc des Ameriques and indoor showings at Excentris. Roughly 150 films from around the world will show off the newest technology in digital animation" Christine Long, CTV Montreal and the fuill program ...

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Cyprus International Film Festival
November 25 – 30, 2019

FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT: September 1, 2019 extended deadline

The call for entries for 14th Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite" is still open for THREE more days!

  • All genres are accepted.
  • Short films up to 20 minutes
  • Feature films up to 120 minutes
  • Eligible are all films produced within the last 36 months

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on, and we hope to see you at this year’s festival!

Here’s a special code that you can use for 20% off your entry fee: INVITECYIFF20 - Submit via Filmfreeway

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Worlfest Houston 53

April 17 - 26, 2019

Early bird entry by November 15

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


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

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Artemis Women in Action Film Festival 
April 23 – 26, 2020

October 31, 2019 : Late deadline

November 30, 2019: Final deadline

Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Qualifiers

Submit all narrative, animated, documentary FILMS and SCRIPTS featuring women either starring or co-starring as a physical action character or agent of social change.
We celebrate women in kick ass roles.

Submit all MUSIC in any genre that is a film score, composition, song, or theme song created by female composers, female led bands, and female solo artists.
Artemis’ Women Powered Music sponsored by Bella Composers!

Submission Categories.

FILMS – 40 minutes or longer
SHORTS – up to 40 minutes
SCRIPTS, Features (70-120 pgs) & Pilots (45-60 pgs)
MUSIC in all genres, up to 10 minutes. Music FAQ’s.


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2020 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival TICFF
March 27 – April 5, 2020 

September 6, 2019 Final Deadline

ntries can be either submitted via FilmFreeway (recommended) or Online Registration Form. Should you have any enquiries pertaining to the call for entry, please


Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) is a biennial event founded by Public Television Service (PTS) in 2004. It is the first film and television festival in Asia dedicated entirely to children at the age of 4-12.

The 9th edition of TICFF is scheduled for April 2020 in Taipei. We are calling for entries for the international competition section with a cash prize of US$25,000 in total for extraordinary productions of dramas, animations and TV/Web programs.

Submissions to competition will also be considered as candidates for our official selection. As the oldest and biggest children’s film festival in Taiwan, TICFF has established a reputation in film selection. Many films screened in TICFF later got invited by other children’s festivals in Taiwan, or approached by Taiwanese distributors and educators. So this could be a great opportunity for your films to get exposure in Taiwan!


We also welcome submissions to our non-competitive sections, including documentaries and “Kids as Directors” productions. “Kids as Directors Workshop” is a project for young filmmakers in Taiwan to take the lead and create their own works with assistance from professionals. Their works will be screened during the festival along with productions made by international young filmmakers.

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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


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

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

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SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2020
March 18-22, 2020

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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Get Jacked Up Arnie Fans: Tim Miller of DEADPOOL Directs TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Hey, let’s throw caution to the wind to give a 100% shout-out to one of our favorite creatives: Tim Miller (blur studios), who directed the first DEADPOOL to raves. He now directs classic franchise installment, TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, from James Cameron. It's set to open in early November. Miller makes visual poetry of big budget tentpoles, as a rule. And the director has a lot to work with here, as this storyline is iconic. OG L...

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Jane Seymour to accept Lifetime Achievement Award at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Iconic actress Jane Seymour will receive the SFiFF Lifetime Achievement Award before introducing the film Somewhere in Time (1980) at the Lensic Performing Arts Center Friday, October 18th at 6:30 pm. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the 11th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, October 16th-20th, 2019 in downtown Santa Fe.      ...

Festival Stop Motion Montreal Phil Tippett, special guest of the 11th edition!

Photo Phil Tippette Studio   The Festival Stop Motion Montreal is back for an 11th edition that will take place from September 16 to 22, under the theme of stop motion in the digital age! After 10 great years, the Festival continues to grow and offer a unique event in the world: a full week dedicated to the art of stop motion. The open to the public part of the Festival will take place from September 20 to 22 at Concordia University and Cinéma Moderne. Professional...

Phyllis Stuart and Enthuse TV: Enthuse, to conjure Enthusiasm~Intense, Eager Enjoyment, Interest and Approval

Enthuse, to conjure Enthusiasm~Intense, Eager Enjoyment, Interest and Approval. Enthuse TV film and shows engender these responses. ​ This film and television production company was launched in 2013 by filmmaker and producer, Phyllis Stuart merging program development, production and content creation history with leadership and management expertise.   Phyllis Stuart, Writer, Director, Producer. WILD DAZE is Stuart's first feature-length, non-narrative feat...

HATSHEPSUT Star Kelsey Scott Opens Up About The New Hollywood

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent. If you had a chance to see actor Kelsey Scott at work in the movie 12 YEARS A SLAVE, where she played a hard-pressed woman named Anne Northup, it may occur to you that she has grit, a kind of inner stillness in the face of injustice. But that would only be one aspect of Scott, who has generously offered up her experience in Hollywood as a window into the New Hollywood era.     CAST AND CREW OF GIANTS & KELSEY SCOTT (EM...

Workshop for film producers EAVE ON DEMAND will be held in Ukraine

EAVE is proud to organise an EAVE ON DEMAND session in co-operation with Ukrainian Film Academy and in partnership with Odesa International Film Festival supported by Ukrainian Cultural Foundation in October, 15-18, in Kyiv, Ukraine for developing Ukrainian film projects and scripts   EAVE ON DEMAND will consist of 4 days of masterclasses and group work sessions, as well as individual meetings for 10 producers and their writers with their projects in development.   EAVE ON DEM...
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Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma Wins The FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2019 to be offered during San Sebastian

The award will be presented at the 67th San Sebastián Film Festival Roma, by Alfonso Cuarón, was elected the best film of the past year by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), and will receive the Grand Prix 2019 at the opening ceremony of the 67th San Sebastián Film Festival, on the 20th of September. A total of 618 critics and journalists from all over the world took part in the poll. All feature-length films that had their world premi&eg...

Congratulations Audioscape Finalists and Special Jury Nominees!

We are deeply grateful to our more than 250 international preliminary judges who together reviewed over 5,000 hours of media. Special thanks to the Television Academy Sound Peer Group who exclusively judged the Audioscape category. Special Jury honors programs that stood out to our preliminary judges as worthy...

15th HollyShorts 2019 Awards Announced

HollyShorts Announces their “Sweet 16” Dates for 2020   6,000 submissions, 400 official selections, and 10 days later, the HollyShorts Film Festival is thrilled to announce their top 36 prizes for their landmark 15th year. On Saturday at Harmony Gold in Hollywood, three of the festival’s films officially became qualified to be in the running for an Academy AwardⓇ in 2020. This year marked the biggest prize packages for filmmakers as wel...

8° Swiss Mountain Film Festival | Awards

Concorso fotografico | Photo Contest Fotografia vincitrice | Winner photograph   "Red and Black" di Enrico Campana   L'opera disegna un arco temporale e spaziale immensi: vediamo rappresentati gli effetti degli elementi base costituenti l...

36 short films compete for the 2019 Iris Prize

         19 countries represented in Cardiff final including for the first time Peru, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia   The £30,000 prize continues to be funded by The Michael Bishop Foundation Organisers of the Iris Prize have today (16/08/2019) announced details of the 36 short films competing for the Iris Prize at the 2019 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. The winning director will be presented with £30,000 to make their next sho...

AOF Award Updates

Writer of The Year Award Winner(s)  Prize$1,000.00 Matt DeGennaro  /  Harold L. Brown  /   Jack McLaughlin   Best Script  $500.00 Matthew Perry - Mount Pleasant   Best Youth Script $250.00 Valerie Schwartzfigure - Melody of The Sea   AOF Writer's Gathering Poetry Slam Winner of a $2,500.00 Three Year AOF Membership Max Reed ...

Dokufest award winners

68273448_3062432057162413_2470935229880074240_o.jpg BEST BALKAN DOX BALKAN DOX: SPECIAL MENTION  BEST BALKAN NEWCOMER  TIMEBOX    Nora Agapi  Romania, 2018    BEST INTERNATIONAL DOX - SHORT  WILD BERRIES    Marianna Vas, Hedda Bednarszky  Romania/Hungary/Portugal, 2018    GREEN DOX: SPECIAL MENTION  ACID FOREST    Rugile Barzdžiukaite  Lithuania, 2018  ...
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Saaho, Review: Posture Boys

Saaho, Review: Posture Boys Grand emptiness fills the screen as the Saaho saga unfolds. There is a semblance of a plot and a picture post-card collage of both serene and breath-taking visuals. However, most unfortunately, the most crucial element of a well-crafted film, story-telling, is at a discount. Gory and one-sided fights, a floating, free-falling and soaring mortal superhero, and flesh flaunting femme fatales cannot compensate for flimsy premises and disbelief inviting sequences. Prit...

47 Meters Down-Uncaged, Review: Shallow Attempt at Hollow Horror

This underwater horror-survival movie takes its cameras and main cast down 47 meters (going by the title) and discovers a Mayan labyrinth of caves and cages. When one cage is broken open, out come deadly sharks. Oh, they are as blind as dead bats, but as hungry as whale-sized ravens. Why did four teenage girls venture into uncharted oceanic depths, and will any of them re-surface alive? To find out, you will have to endure some amateurish story-telling and some cyclical, repetitive scares. Mi...

Bhonsle, Review: Cinema of no escape

A maker with a penchant for addressing social and sociological malaises tries his hand at the intra-nation village/small town to big city trans-migration issue in India, as seen through three different angles, by inhabitants of a Mumbai chawl (shanty/slum). Though Bhonsle is largely realistic cinema, Devashish Makhija, nevertheless, bends his treatment occasionally, to use tropes to move the story forward. The result is an above average film that has enough merit to be watchable on its own, bu...

Angry Birds Movie 2, Review: And angry birdwatchers 2

Angry Birds Movie 2, Review: And angry birdwatchers 2 To even begin getting lightly entertained, you will have to sit through the first twenty minutes of Angry Birds Movie 2, which are a cacophonic assault on your senses. During this testing time, you are served a machine-gun fire recap and a kind of general introduction to the birds and pigs that are going to play out a tale of spurned birdy love and its calamitous consequences. Proceedings do get more and more tolerable, and offer a modicum...
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LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS: Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Set to Film in Boston 9/16

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Curated by Screenmancer Staff  Los Angeles, CA, August 29 2019: Writer/director Dennis Dugan is set to direct LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS. The cast so far includes Academy and Golden Globe Award Winner Diane Keaton, Academy/Golden Globe/Emmy/SAG Winner Jeremy Irons, Diego Boneta, DNCE guitarist JinJoo Lee, Jesse McCartney and Veronica Ferres. It's the first independent feature for studio director Dugan, whose box office hits inc...

Only 25% of indie movies get a decent release: AFM releases research on independent films domestic distribution

written by Stephen Fellows and Bruce Nash.   FIRST PUBLISHED ON AFM'S WEBSITE For many independent filmmakers, whether or not their film reaches the big screen means everything. No matter the money to be made via television deals or the massive audiences possible with VOD, a theatrical release is where it’s at. Therefore, we thought it would be helpful to look at how many films actually make it to theaters. We built a dataset of all Uni...

The Hunter's Son by Ricky Rijneke selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market 2019

The Hunter’s Son, 2nd feature project by Dutch film maker and script writer Ricky Rijneke has been selected for the sixth edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (August 30 – September 1), which takes place during the Venice Film Festival 2019. The Venice Gap-Financing Market will present 23 narrative features projects from around the world in their final stages of development and funding. The Hunter’s Son is an international coproduction supported by film funds from ...

HFPA Announces First Ever L.A. Press Freedom Week

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), in partnership with the Los Angeles Times, announced today the inaugural LA Press Freedom Week, taking place September 16-20, 2019 at several venues in Los Angeles, California.   LA Press Freedom Week is a week-long slate of events that will spotlight conversations around the protection of the First Amendment and engage the public and the journalism community in and around Los Angeles. With three anchor events amid a series of sat...

Wild Daze had its world premiere at Mill Valley Festival

* Mark Fishkin (MVFF Executive Director) called "WILD DAZE is a little, gem, the best in its genre"   ...

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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


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.


Out of Sight , Out of Mind by Brian Follmer

123 minutes USA 2019 Trailer

Out of Sight, Out of Mind is a satire about mental illness in the 21st century. It is an exploration of the way mental illness manifests itself through the internet, the way society rewards the mentally ill for their entertainment value on Youtube or Facebook, and the way society's only answer to this problem is institutionalization and dangerous medication. At its heart, the film is a coming of age story about the characters Travis and O'Brien as they struggle with their mental and emotional issues. The film is shot in a hyper-realistic style, echoing the work of John Cassavetes, Terrence Malick, and the biting satirical edge of Jonathan Franzen. The film is based on a true story and was first discovered at Rotrterdam festival.


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


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  - 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

Sharkwater Extinction first peek

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 


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 

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

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)

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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L’UPC félicite ses membres pour les films qu’ils ont produits ou coproduits, qui seront présents à la 76ème Mostra de Venise

Membres dont les films seront présents à la 76ème Mostra de Venise   Orizzonti   MES JOURS DE GLOIRE de Antoine de BARY produit par Jean DUHAMEL – ICONOCLAST FILMS   Hors compétition   IRRÉVERSIBLE de Gaspar NOÉ produit par Christophe ROSSIGNON et Philip BOEFFARD– NORD-OUEST FILMS (avec RGP ESKWAD)   Venise Days Film d’ouverture   5 EST LE NUMÉRO PARFAIT de Igort produit par Anto...

Woody Allen en ouverture de Deauville Olivier Assayas en clôture de la 45 édition

La 45e édition du festival du film de Deauville se tiendra du 6 au 15 septembre 2019  Les films de la Compétition officielle: - Bull d’Annie Silverstein – 1° film - Ham on Rye de Tyler Taormina – 1° film - Judy and punch de Mirrah Foulkes - Knives and Skin de Jennifer Reeder – 2° film   - Mickey and the bear d’Annabelle Attanasio – ...

Le Festival Animaze dévoile sa programmation ce vendredi

Le Festival Animaze convie les médias à sa conférence de presse annuelle le 22 Aout à 11h à ESMA l'excentris, pour le lancement de l’édition 2019 du festival qui aura lieu du 29 août au 1er septembre.    Au cours de cet évènement, Laurie Gordon dévoilera la programmation du festival ainsi que les noms des invités spéciaux et des personnes composant le jury. Animaze présentera é...

L’amour et Gabriel Yared célébrés au Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule 2019

Le Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule dévoile l’affiche de sa 6ème édition : par amour pour le Cinéma, par amour pour la Musique ! À toutes les époques et dans tous les genres cinématographiques, l’amour a trouvé sa place sur les toiles des salles obscures... Souvent, les plus beaux films de cinéma sont ceux qui racontent des histoires de coeur, car le cinéma et l'amour, c'...

Coup de projecteur sur Anna Magnani au 41e CINEMED

Anna Magnani, actrice éternelle           Icône du cinéma italien, Anna Magnani symbolise l’âge d’or du néoréalisme et surtout, incarne une femme libre. Artiste féministe et antifasciste, la Magnani révolutionne la représentation de la femme au ciném...

Le palmarès du 12ème Festival du Film d’Angoulême

Le Palmarès :   Valois de diamant : Les Hirondelles de Kaboul de Zabou Breitman et Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec Valois de la mise en scène : Hafsia Herzi pour Tu mérites un amour Valois de l’actrice : Lyna Khoudri dans Papicha de Mounia Meddour Nina Meurisse dans Camille de Boris Lojkine Valois de l’acteur : Anthony Bajon dans Au nom de la terre d’Edoua...

La 36e édition de Cinéma en Construction présentera six premières œuvres

Ce dispositif qui se déroulera les 23, 24 et 25 septembre au festival de San Sebastian, montrera des productions du Brésil, de la Colombie, du Mexique, du Panama et de l’Uruguay Six premières œuvres ont été sélectionnées à Cinéma en Construction 36, sur un total de 185 productions. Les premières œuvres sont El árbol rojo (L’arbre rouge) de Joan Gómez (Colombie – Panama -...

Neuf films inédits à découvrir lors du neuvième Festival International de Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) – Paris

La neuvième édition du Festival International de Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) - Paris se tiendra à Paris du 6 au 8 septembre 2019 aux cinémas Saint André des Arts (6e) et 7 Parnassiens (14e).  FIFDA est le point de rencontre cinématographique annuel en Europe pour tous ceux et celles qui veulent ouvrir la réflexion sur et explorer le partage des histoires, expériences et aspirations des personnes d’Afrique et d’...

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