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Sandrine Brauer interviewed in Deauville for 50/50 for 2020

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Sandrine Brauer is a French Producer one of the many signatories of the 50/50 for 2020 Movement for parity and gender equity in film. http://www.5050x2020.fr/en For the past few months we have been collectively wondering how to turn a moment into a movement. While French cinema wasn’t shaken by the Weinstein shock wave, it is essential that we move to take concrete action reaching beyond the issue of sexual abuse alone. We believe that the distribution of power needs to be questioned...
 

My very best moments in Deauville 2019 Video ambiance

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I had a blast last week shooting with Sienna Miller Geena Davis, and covering the amazing scenes from Deauville ...
 

Frederic Golchan brings stars and friends to Deauville: Video Interview on the beach

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Frederic Golchan with Philippe Augier Mayor of Deauville Frederic and I have crossed paths in so many film festivals and markets (Cannes, AFM, Locarno Deauville...) We have graduated from the same business school, we keep meeting in good company... Herewith a brief improptu  video interview in FRenglish, in Deauville on the beach, next to Geena Davis busy inaugurating her cabin and giving out interviews... I had watched Thelma and Louise that day and was still impressed how mode...
 
 

Sienna Miller Deauville Talent Award with Mayor of Deauville on the beach

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"Stop telling me what to do" she shouted back to the photographers ...
 

 

Bull wins big at the Deauville Festival Award Ceremony - Video

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AWARDS President of the Jury of the 45th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival, Catherine Deneuve, and jury members Antonin Baudry, Claire Burger, Jean-Pierre Duret, Valeria Golino, Vicky Krieps, Gaël Morel, OrelSan, Nicolas Saada and Gaspard Ulliel has given the following awards:  Grand Prize  BULL de/by Annie Silverstein (Distribution : Sony Pictures Releasing)  Two JURY PRIZES have been awarded Prix du Jury - Jury Prize  THE CLIMB de/by Mic...

 

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>  International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS” 

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Jury at work for Manaki Brothers fest, Awards coming soon!

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In the decision for the awards, the jury will give their all to recognize the quality of the good image in the best films The main jury which will decide on the winners of the Golden, Silver and Bronze Camera 300 awards this year consists of: Ed Lachman (president), Kaloyan Bozhilov, Dominique Welinski, Fejmi Daut and Nenad Dukic. The cinematographers dominate in the jury in number, the selector of the main program of the festival and the artistic director Bl...
 

Jim Sheridan is pleasantly surprised by the seriousness of the way the “Manaki Brothers” is organized

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A talk with the world renowned director, scriptwriter and producer Jim Sheridan was also held today, whose films include the masterpieces My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father. At the start of the talk, led by Blagoja Kunovski Dore, Sheridan, who came to the “Manaki Brothers” festival as a representative from the European Film Academy (EFA), pointed out that he is surprised by the seriousness of the way the festival is organized, and that t...
 

Masterclass with Fatih Akin and Rainer Klausmann at Manaki Brothers festival

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Masterclass with Fatih Akin and Rainer Klausmann in the Big Hall of the Center for Culture in Bitola 17 September, Bitola – Moderated by Gena Teodosievska, a masterclass was held with the exceptional guests of the 40th edition of the “Manaki Brothers”, the director Fatih Akin and the cinematographer Rainer Klausmann, who work as a tandem for more than 15 years. Because of the big interest of the film lovers and the ones who pay res...
 
 

The laureate Arvanitis and the guests of the “Manaki Brothers” festival gathered by the grave of Milton Manaki

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Filmfestivals.com, a partner of the festival, was represented by Phillip Bergson in sunny Bitola in the group shot by the grave of Milton Manaki, a festival tradition. Paying respect to the work of the Manaki brothers and the visit of Milton Manaki’s grave at the Vlach cemetery in Bitola is a tradition which is kept up for years by the ICFF “Manaki Brothers”, together with the hosts from the Commune of the Vlachs and the Council of the Municipality of Bitola. ...
 

Yorgos Arvanitis, the laureate of the “Manaki Brothers”, held a masterclass

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Yorgos Arvanitis, the laureate of the “Manaki Brothers”, held a masterclass, and the locals of Bitola filled up the Big Hall up to the last spot for ‘Honeyland’ Last night’s screening for Honeyland, as part of the festival program at “Manaki Brothers”, was overcrowded. The Big Hall of the Center for Culture was overflowing and there was almost no space for all the locals from Bitola who came to see the Macedoni...
 
 

Edward Lachman held a masterclass at Manaki Festival

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The “Manaki Brothers” laureate, Edward Lachman held a masterclass, and John Mathieson, the cinematographer of ‘Gladiator’, also arrived in Bitola 18 September, Bitola – Meetings with the press, presentations, film workshops, the “Manaki Brothers” festival, besides the screenings which start at 10 in the morning and last until midnight, hosts a number of other additional events. The festival audienc...
 
 

Visit to Milton Manaki’s grave at the Vlach cemetery in Bitola

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Paying respect to the work of the Manaki brothers and the visit of Milton Manaki’s grave at the Vlach cemetery in Bitola is a tradition which is kept up for years by the ICFF “Manaki Brothers”, together with the hosts from the Commune of the Vlachs and the Council of the Municipality of Bitola. The guests were welcomed to the Vlach cemetery complex by Stefan Hadzi-Andonoski, who reminded of the fact that Milton’s grave is located in Bitola, whereas J...
 

The jubilee 40th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" opens this week end

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THE “MANAKI BROTHERS” FESTIVAL WILL BE OPENED WITH ALMODOVAR'S LATEST FILM - PAIN AND GLORY, THE IRISH DIRECTOR JIM SHERIDAN ARRIVES AS A SPECIAL GUEST The jubilee 40th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" will have its opening ceremony on 14 September with the new film by Pedro Almodovar – Pain and Glory, the festival director Gena Teodosievska announced at today's press conference. The cinematographer of the f...
 

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SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL  September 20-28, 2019

James Franco's ‘Zeroville’ kicked out of competition because of Russian release

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The latest work from James Franco cannot compete for the Golden Shell due to having been released in commercial cinemas in Russia only a few days prior to its participation in the Festival   Zeroville, the film directed James Franco, will be screened out of competition in the Official Selection and will not be able to compete for the Golden Shell, due to having been released in commercial cinemas in Russia only a few days prior to its screening at the 67th edition of the San Sebastia...
 
 

EFP's PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE Connecting with Latin American Colleagues in San Sebastian

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Following the call of EFP (European Film Promotion) the San Sebastian International Film Festival has selected and invited eight PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE to share their experience, discuss new projects and foster future co-productions at the 8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum (September 22 - 25). French producer Hélène Cases of Lionceaux Films, who attends the Forum for the second time is looking forward to joining her colleagues again: "My attendance in 2017 lead to ...
 

Eva Green and Juliette Binoche will also attend the Festival’s 67th edition to present 'Proxima' and 'La vérité'

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    Two prestigious French actresses join the list of attendees at the San Sebastian Festival. Eva Green (Paris, 1980), the star of The Dreamers and Euphoria, will accompany the director Alice Winocour to present her film Proxima, a contender in the Official Selection. For her part, Juliette Binoche (Paris, 1964), who visited the Festival last year with High Life (Claire Denis) and Vision (Naomi Kawase), will also come to San Sebastian to present La ...
 

The former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will not attend the screening of Adults in the Room in San Sebastian

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Yanis Varoufakis will not attend the Costa-Gavras Donostia Award gala José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, will present the award to the filmmaker prior to the screening of his film ‘Adults in the Room’   The former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will not attend the screening of Adults in the Room, to take place tomorrow following the gala at which the Donostia Award will be presented to the person responsible for its making, Costa-Gavras. The San ...
 
 

 

The opening gala of the San Sebastian Festival endorses the “ancient ritual of going to a cinema to watch films”

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The 67th edition starts with acknowledgement of the public: “The Festival wouldn’t be the same without it”   Tonight, the Kursaal Auditorium hosted the opening gala of the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival which wanted to “unashamedly endorse an almost forgotten ancient ritual: going to the cinema to watch films”. Directed by Borja Crespo in collaboration with Susana Fernández and Borja Echevarría, the gala was presented by the actres...
 

Films in Progress 36 presents six debut films

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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

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  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...

 

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> BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS by Frederic CODET 

International filmmakers and stars confirmed to attend the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

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Dev Patel as David Copperfield in The Personal History of David Copperfield Acting and Performing talent recently confirmed include: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Darren Boyd, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Bronagh Gallagher, Aimee Kelly, Anna Maxwell Martin, Dev Patel, Jairaj Varsani, Paul Whitehouse, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Jamie Blackley, Dinita Gohil, Tim Key, Ollie Locke, Pearl Mackie, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Ray Liotta, Bárbara Colen, James Turpin, Mia Wasiko...
 

Where creation begins: A deep dive into Experimenta at the LFF

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Unheimlich II: Astarti   From a trance-like journey into creation to the heart-spilling sounds of Spanish divas, this year’s Experimenta programme finds artist-filmmakers looking beyond the surface of things to find new depths and resonances. It’s hardly a surprise that this year’s LFF has many films that deal with the state of the world and its people, whether politics or the environment, personal stories or imaginative reinterpretations. The Experimenta strand is no...
 

Late additions announced for 63rd BFI London Film Festival

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Just Mercy (2019)   The Festival additions include Screen Talks with Michael B. Jordan and Céline Sciamma, and five new films: Waves, Just Mercy, The Friend, Harriet and Wasp Network. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce new Screen Talks with Michael B. Jordan and Céline Sciamma, alongside previously announced Lukas Moodysson, Kim Longinotto and Rian Johnson. William Nicholson and Atom Egoyan are announced for LFF ...
 

Meet the programming team for the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

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The 63rd BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, will take place in venues across the UK capital from 2-13 October 2019. We are delighted to introduce the full programming team who have worked on the 2019 edition.   LFF Core Programming Team Tricia Tuttle is Director of BFI Festivals following her role as Artistic Director of the 62nd Edition of the BFI London Film Festival and five successful years a...
 

63rd BFI London Film Festival announces 2019 Official Competition selection

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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 (...
 

 

63rd BFI London Film Festival American Express Gala is European Premiere of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

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The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s American Express Gala will be Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce Knives Out, written and directed by Rian Johnson, and starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Colette, Katherine Langford and Christopher Plummer, will be this year’s American Expre...

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2019 AFM The Venice Stage at Loews

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The Venice Stage presents unique opportunities to connect and learn in an intimate setting. Access with any AFM badge until full. Due to limited space, tickets are not available. To explore hosting a session on the Venice Stage, see Speaking Opportunities. Future of Film Rights and Content Management Saturday, November 9     |     10:00am – 11:30am ...
 
 

2019 AFM Palisades Stage at Loews

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The Palisades Stage hosts discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues, and presentations from industry experts. Access with any AFM badge until full. Due to limited space, tickets are not available. Orientation Wednesday, November 6     |     3:00pm – 4:30pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel Learn how the market works and the best way to connect with the AFM’s 400+ productio...
 
 

2019 AFM Immersive Summit at Fairmont

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Immersive Summit presented by Winston Baker Saturday, November 9     |     2:30pm – 6:00pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel The Immersive Summit will dive into the stages of producing immersive content from pre-production and finance to production, post-production, brand partnerships and other distribution models. The Summit will host 400-500 filmmakers, producers, innovators, technologists, buyers, studio executi...
 

2019 AFM Writers Workshop at Fairmont

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Writers Workshop Sunday, November 10     |     2:30pm – 6:00pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel You Had Me at Page One Make the reader love you on the first page! Learn writing techniques that help your script hit the ground running. Through examples from your favorite scripts, we take a hard look at word choice, scene direction, dialogue approach, and the nuances of the page. Instructor Pilar Alessandra, Author/Consultan...
 

2019 AFM Conferences at Fairmont

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AFM Conferences offer attendees knowledge, insight, access and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts. Access with a Qualifying Badge or ticket. Finance Conference I Friday, November 8     |     9:15am – 12:45pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel The Future of Global Film Finance Leading CEOs, filmmaker...
 

Do You Need A Star To Get A Film Into Theaters?

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Casting a star significantly increases the chance of having a theatrical release. No surprise there. But the benefits vary a lot by genre so we analyzed 1,000 films produced in 2017 and their top-billed cast. Read the complete article, courtesy AFM: AmericanFilmMarket.com/do-you-need-a-star-to-get-your-movie-into-theaters/.   What you know and who you know are key to success in filmmaking. AFM combines both — the knowledge to take a film from concept to screen and the peo...
 

Danny Ramirez to Star in Film Adaptation of 'Root Letter' Video Game

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The hugely popular Japanese mystery video game Root Letter will get the long-awaited live-action adaptation treatment from Akatsuki Entertainment USA, it was announced today by the company’s president, Annmarie Sairrino Bailey.   The Los Angeles-based entertainment arm of leading Japanese mobile gaming company Akatsuki Inc. is developing, producing, and financing the Kadokawa Games IP to star Danny Ramirez (upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, Assassination Nation), Keana Marie (N...
 

Maggie Q (Divergent trilogy, La femme Nikkita) is set to join Sir Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce in Long Gone Heroes

 
A-List actress Maggie Q (Divergent trilogy, La femme Nikkita) is set to join Sir Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce in the action feature Long Gone Heroes.   The company is handling international rights to the feature written and to be directed by Santiago Manes Moreno.   Long Gone Heroes is an action-packed story of honor and redemption. At the center of the story is Gunner (Pearce), a former elite soldier turned mercenary who is haunted by the murder of two civilians during a mission i...
 

Crime family thriller Calm With Horses

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  Photo Credit: Piers McGrail    Nick Rowland’s (BAFTA nominated short Slap) anticipated crime family thriller Calm With Horses, had its world premiere debut at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 8th. The film stars Cosmo Jarvis (Netflix’s “Peaky Blinders,” Lady Macbeth), Barry Keoghan (Marvel’s upcoming The Eternals, HBO’s “Chernobyl,” Dunkirk, The Killing of the Sacred Deer), Niamh Alga...
 

The very first look from Franka Potente’s directorial debut, HOME

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German actress Franka Potente, best known for such films as The Bourne Identity, Blow, and Run Lola Run, makes her directorial debut with the feature film, Home.   The redemption drama stars Jake McLaughlin (Savages, ABC’s “Quantico”), Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (Fox’s “American Horror Story”, The Highwaymen, Titanic), and Lil Rel Howery (Brittany Runs A Marathon, Get Out).   Rounding out the cast is rising talent Aisling Franciosi (The N...
 
 

Levi Miller Stars in Arclight's STREAMLINE with Jason Isaacs in Discussions

 
Actor Levi Miller (Pan, A Wrinkle In Time) will star in the gripping Australian swim drama Streamline, it was announced today by Arclight Films chairman and CEO, Gary Hamilton. The screenplay was written by Tyson Wade Johnston who will make his feature film directorial debut.   Streamline centers on a 15-year-old swimming prodigy known simply as “Boy” who self-destructs after his long absent father is released from jail.   Production is in discussions with Jason Isaacs ...
 

White Horse Pictures Reelin' In The Years partner to develop and produce documentary feature film and television projects

 
White Horse Pictures’ Chairman Nigel Sinclair and President Nicholas Ferrall alongside David Peck, President of Reelin' In The Years Productions, one of the world’s leading archival footage and licensing companies, today announced a far reaching multi-picture partnership to develop and produce documentary feature film and television projects.   Building on a thriving relationship dating back to 2006, the White Horse team, led by Sinclair and Ferrall, and including Head of ...

 

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FESTIVALS IN FOCUS   

Shriekfest Film Festival reveals its trailer

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48 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS   SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2019 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to share the OFFICIAL TRAILER of the festival featuring clips from many of the selected films. The NINETEENTH annual horror film festival, returns to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theaters from September 26-29, 2019.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "I am absolutely thrilled with the selection this year, we are close to selling out some...
 
 

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) sets new dates and announces charity purpose

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is a community event that brings Hollywood to The Bahamas, surrounding audiences with a complete film experience, rubbing shoulders with film professionals and the opportunity to network with the who’s who of cinema. BIFF makes the film industry accessible and is open to everyone, while bringing the world to The Bahamas. BIFF’s 16th anniversary dates are scheduled for December 9 to December 15 with all activities ...
 
 

Programme for the 46th Edition of Film Fest Gent

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A focus on high-quality Spanish cinema, greater emphasis on short films, and a new programme of films about radicalisation are just three of the many themes of the exciting and adventurous programme of the 46th edition of Film Fest Gent, which runs from 8 to 18 October 2019. The festival's full programme is being unveiled today.   For 2019, the Film Fest Gent team has put together a varied and high-quality programme that keeps a finger on the pulse of both the international film wor...
 

Poetic strip(e)s: ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival puts the spotlight on German poetry films and the UK

 
The 10th edition of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is showcasing the poetry film scene in Germany for the first time. From 5 to 8 December it will be presenting in a competition in Kino in der KulturBrauerei the best poetry films that have been (co)produced in Germany. Ten art schools in Germany have also produced and curated a programme of their own. As a contrast a special focus is on the poetry film in the UK, currently one of the most astonishing scenes in the genre. The ZEBRA Poe...
 

The 23rd UK Jewish Film Festival will run from 6th – 21st November

 
 UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 PROGRAMME AND UK TOUR TO 20 CITIES MAKING THIS YEAR’S EDITION THE LARGEST JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMME IN THE WORLD FESTIVAL GALAS INCLUDE JOJO RABBIT (SCARLETT JOHANSSON, SAM ROCKWELL) AND THE OPERATIVE (DIANE KRUGER, MARTIN FREEMAN)   Tickets on sale 26th September. Priority members booking from 23rd September. Festival dates 6th November – 21st November. UK Jewish Film is delighted to announce the 23rd UK J...
 

22 Slovenian Film Festival kicks off

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22 September Slovenian Film Festival begins, with the premiere of the new feature film directed by Method Pevec „I am Frank” (Jaz sem Frank). The opening ceremony will be co-hosted by an actor and journalist Jure Longyka, music will be provided by popular coastal singer-songwriter Rudi Bučar, followed by a reception in the Auditorium lobby. Festival honoring this year's Badjur Award winner Andrei Zdravic at the opening ceremony and spinning his short film „A Journey of t...
 

FreedomFilmFest 2019: Harga Naik, Gaji Maintain The Fight for Everyday Survival

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  FreedomFilmFest (FFF), Malaysia's only human rights documentary film festival is back this year. With more than 30 diverse line-up of films from around the world, the festival is returning to PJ Live Arts, Jaya One in Petaling Jaya. Happening for one week, from 21 till 28 September, FFF will show the latest award-winning films, highlighting the best of local, regional and international filmmakers.   Malaysia once dreamed of achieving developed nation status in 2020. How...
 

Highlights from the 5th Annual NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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THE 5TH ANNUAL NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Celebrating Nordic and International Films   October 16 – 20, 2019   At Its New Home Roxy Cinema, New York City   Anna Odell’s X&Y Selected As Opening Night Film   NIFF Nordic Film Prize – One Week Inspirational Trip to The Faroe Islands NIFF International Film Prize - One Week Inspirational Trip to Finland   New NIFF Collaborations With Variety, Roxy Cinema & Hotel, Fi...
 
 

7th edition of the Au Contraire Film Festival in Montreal

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7th EDITION OF THE AU CONTRAIRE FILM FESTIVAL October 22, 23 and 24, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts   Dispelling Myths. Erasing Stigma A Philanthropic Festival benefitting Montreal’s Mental Health Community   Montreal, Sunday September 15, 2019 – For a 7th consecutive year, the Au Contraire Film Festival, devoted to themes of mental health, returns with a richer selection than ever. The international program invites high-schools, human resource and health profe...
 

The 42nd Denver Film Festival announces its dates

 
The 42nd Denver Film Festival will open with a tribute to former Artistic Director, Michael Brittin Withey on Oct. 30 and continue through Nov. 10, 2019. Ticket packages are currently on sale.   The Denver Film Festival (DFF) announced its dates for the 42nd edition of the popular, critically-acclaimed festival: Oct. 30 – Nov. 10, 2019. Produced by Denver Film, DFF is considered one of the nation’s premier regional film festivals, known for p...

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Cyprus International Film Festival
November 25 – 30, 2019
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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 - www.worldfest.org, or via FilmFreeway.com - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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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 

Entries can be either submitted via FilmFreeway (recommended) or Online Registration Form. Should you have any enquiries pertaining to the call for entry, please contact:ticff.ptsoffice@gmail.com

 

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

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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
 
 

SFiFF Announces Two New Advisory Board Members

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  The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFiFF) announces Alexandria Bombach, and David Sontag, will be the festival Advisory Board’s newest members.     Having worked in cinema for just over a decade, Alexandria Bombach has earned much acclaim for her filmmaking skills. Her first feature-length film, Frame by Frame (2015) premiered at SXSW and went on to win over 25 awards, including a Special Jury Prize at SFiFF. In 2019, Bombach was named a Sundance Institute Mom...
 

Costa Gavras in town in LA for COLCOA

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COSTA-GAVRAS IN TOWN SEPTEMBER 24       Costa-Gavras will present in person his new political drama based on a book by Yanis Varoufakis - ADULTS IN THE ROOM - at the COLCOA French Film Festival in Hollywood, Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, on Tuesday, September 24, 7:45 pm. The screening will be preceded by a short film, MODERN JAZZ, and followed by a live Q&A session with the legendary Greek-French Director. For more information and tickets, click here...
 

The Annual Production Without Borders panel returns during AFM, November 11

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Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the second annual "Production Without Borders” special event that will be held on November 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA (1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401). The by-invitation-only event will host a panel featuring the top names in the industry, including: “Production Without Borders” Special Event in Santa Monica, CA on ... 
 

Interview Waad And Hamza al-Kateab, Edward Watts "For Sama"

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  Syrian actor Hamza al-Kateab, Syrian director and producer Waad al-Kateab and British director Edward Watts pose with the Oeil d’Or prize at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 25, 2019. AFP Please follow the link for my interview with Waad And Hamza al-Kateab, Edward Watts "For Sama" https://www.riotmaterial.com/for-sama/ ...
 

Interview D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus for "Unlocking The Cage"

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Co-directed by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, the film follows attorney Steven Wise and his legal team, The Non Human Rights Project, into the courtroom and behind the scenes of their historic crusade. Please follow the link for my interviwee with D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus for "Unlocking The Cage" https://www.riotmaterial.com/unlocking-the-cage/ ...
 

Interview Nathaniel Khan for "The Price Of Everything"

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Nathaniel Khan talks about his latest film, The Price of Everything, which is a fascinating journey into the personalities at the forefront of the phenomenon of the hyper inflated art market, from high-end investors to auctioneers, historians, art critics, collectors and artists. Please follow the link for my interview with Nathaniel Khan for "The Price Of Everything" https://www.riotmaterial.com/nathaniel-khan-price-of-everything/ ...
 

Interview Agnieszka Holland for "Spoor"

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I met with three times Academy Awards nominee Agnieszkaholland for her groundbreaking film Spoor, Poland's official entry to the 2018 Oscars.    Please follow the link for my interview with Agnieszka Holland for "Spoor" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-with-spoor-director-agnieszka-holland/ ...
 

Interview Samantha Fuller for "A Fuller Life"

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I met with Samantha Fuller for her documentary tribute to her father, maverick filmmaker Sam Fuller.  Please follow the link for my interview with Samantha Fuller for "Fuller On Fuller" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-samantha-fuller/ ...
 

Interview Anne Emond for "Nelly"

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Anne Emond, director of "Nelly" takes us into the scandalous life of writer Nelly Arcan, who burst into the literary establishment with her semi-autobriographical novel:  Whore. Please follow the link for my interview with Anne Emond for "Nelly" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-film-director-anne-emond/ ...
 

Interview Mark Gill for "England Is Mine"

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With England is Mine, director Mark Gill explores the emergence of the creative mindset of an icon of alternative rock music: Morrissey. Please follow the link for my interview with Mark Gill for "England Is Mine: https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-with-england-is-mine-director-mark-gill/ ...
 

Interview Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui for "McQueen"

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Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, McQueen is an ode to Alexander McQueen, the brilliant British designer who revolutionized Fashion and its establishment. Please follow the link for my interview with Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui for "McQueen" https://www.riotmaterial.com/ian-bonhote-peter-ettedgui-mcqueen/ ...
 

Interview Kimberly Reed for "Dark Money"

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 Kimberly Reed talks about Dark Money, a political thriller documenting the influence of corrupt money on the elections in a state, Montana, that is a microcosm of America as a nation Please follow the link for my interview with Kimberly Reed for her award winning documentary:  "Dark Money" https://www.riotmaterial.com/dark-money-kimberly-reed/#more-13419 ...
 

Interview Stevie Salas for the Award winning "Rumble: The Indian Who Rocked The World"

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Stevie Salas talks about "Rumble:  The Indian Who Rocked The World", from Link Wray's monumental influence on the landscape of music, to the legendary stars paying tribute to the songs and rhythms of indigenous cultures whose struggles were hidden from history for far too long. Please follow the link for my interview with Stevie Salas for the award winning documentary:  "Rumble:  The Indian Who Rocked The World" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-wi...
 

Interview Sophie Sartain for "Seeing Allred"

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I met with Sophie Sartain for "Seeing Allred", her fascinating documentary about one of the most powerful and outspoken discrimination attorney and women's rights advocates of our times:  Gloria Allred. Please follow the link for my interview with Sophie Sartain for her Sundance nominated documentary:  "Seeing Allred" https://www.riotmaterial.com/seeing-allred-co-director-sophie-sartain/ ...
 

Interview Theo Anthony "Rat Film"

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 Theo Anthony talks about Rat Film, his latest documentary plunging into the dark recesses of Baltimore’s rat-infested streets and in  doing so, taking its viewers into the gaping breach of socio-economic segregation Please follow the link for my interview with Theo Anthony for his award winning documentary:  "Rat Film" https://www.riotmaterial.com/?s=rat+film ...
 

Interview Bryan Buckley "Pirates of Somalia"

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I met with Bryan Buckley for his film "The Pirates Of Somalia" based on the writings and adventures of best selling journalist Jay Bahadur. Please follow the link for my interview with Bryan Buckley, director of "Pirates of Somalia"   https://www.riotmaterial.com/an-interview-with-pirates-of-somalia-director-bryan-buckley/ ...
 

Interview Petra Volpe for "The Divine Order"

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I I met with Petra Volpe for her film The Divine Order which tells the story of a housewife's servitue and her quest for emancipation in a remote part of Switzerland.  She rallies other women to fight for the right to vote, shifting the scales of power politically and domestically, while awakening to her own sexual potential  Please follow the link for my interview with Petra Volpe for her award winning film "The Divine Order" https://www.riotmaterial.com/an-interview-...
 
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French director Céline Sciamma to receive 2019 Stockholm Visionary Award

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The multiple award-winning director Céline Sciamma is awarded the Stockholm Visionary Award at the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival. The director, that was awarded in Cannes for her latest film Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) earlier this year, will accept the Bronze Horse during the film’s Scandinavian premiere November 9th.  Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz  This year’s Stockholm Visiona...
 
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Rambo-Last Blood: Rambo No. 5

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Rambo-Last Blood: Rambo No. 5 On its last legs, rather last leg, the Rambo series takes one last shot at the franchise, extending its title from the 1982 sample, First Blood. Nobody can quarrel with this confessional finality of the moniker of Last Blood, which could not but be the last poke of the syringe, or a last bow to the bow, in a subject that has already drained itself out, and badly needed a transfusion to save itself. If Last Blood is that transfusion, it is contaminated, for it is ...
 

 

The Family Man: Say Hi, to the middle-class guy, who’s a world class spy

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The Family Man: Say Hi, to the middle-class guy, who’s a world class spy National award winner for acting (films) and Padma Shri (civilian honour) awardee Manoj Bajpayee (Satya, Gangs of Wasseypur-1, Bhonsle) makes his digital debut in the eagerly anticipated Amazon Original series, The Family Man, which releases 20 September on Amazon Prime Video. Created by producer-director duo of Raj & DK (Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DK; Shor in the City, Happy Ending, Stree), The Family Man wil...
 
 

Dream Girl, Review: Lady Boy’s multiple nightmares

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Dream Girl, Review: Lady Boy’s multiple nightmares Can one accuse film-makers of misleading audiences by describing their films as anything but what they really are? Dream Girl, dubbed ‘family entertainer by its makers,’ panders to below the belt viewers and frustrated loners, under the garb of showcasing the lead actor’s mimicking talent, and providing a telephonic helpline to lonely hearts. It is a series of stand-up comic jokes, with one-liners, puns and double ente...
 

Badshaah Pahelwan, Review: There’s a brown wrestler in the boxing ring, tra la la la la

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Badshaah Pahelwan, Review: There’s a brown wrestler in the boxing ring, tra la la la la When director of photography S. Krishna turned producer just over two years ago, vicariously, through his wife, Swapna, having directed two action genre films, he decided to make his third film in nine Indian languages. Down the line, he settled for five, with the original in his native Kannada, and dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Rather ambitious of Krishna, considering the fi...
 
 
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Blake Lively Comes Back Badass in Paramount's RHYTHM SECTION

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Blake Lively proves she’s still a movie star (and not just Mrs. Ryan Reynolds, thank you) in Paramount’s THE RHYTHM SECTION slated for Jan. 31, 2020. Barbara Broccoli of James Bond franchise dynastic fame produces, and Lively stars with Jude Law. Not a bad pairing for a woman-in-jeopardy ass-kicker, with Sterling K. Brown to balance the psycho element. Brown is the steady handed parole office in “Our Idiot Brother,” amon...
 

Netflix's Young Wallander, Based on Famous Swedish Detective Character, Started Filming in Vilnius

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    The residential district of Šeškinė in Vilnius. Copyright: © Baltic Locations Vilnius and its 1970s-built residential district of Šeškinė will double as the Swedish city of Malmö, where the protagonist, detective Kurt Wallander, lived. The producers behind the show praised Vilnius and Šeškinė for huge cinematic potential, diverse settings and landscapes, and a film-friendly environment The filming of Young Wallander, an up...
 

HATSHEPSUT Short Closing Night Laemmle Santa Monica 9/19

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HATSHEPSUT WRITTEN BY QUENDRITH JOHNSON (FILMFESTIVALS) Okay, here they are - my Superstars - Director Sonia Machado-Hines who directed my script HATSHEPSUT as a short now up for Awards Consideration & my best Dog Park Friend, Diane Ford, Neonatal Nurse, saves babies at Kaiser.https://t.co/V5TX2FbXX3 pic.twitter.com/B6TTfjnmPt — Quendrith Johnson (@Quendrith) September 19, 2019 Backstory here... Screening this week at https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/editor/quendrith_...
 

"terroir" is born!

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"terroir", a new musical film from Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. was finished on 9.9.2019! Written as a poem by Westlake, "terroir" was orchestrated by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, and then sung by Westlake who also plays herself (in the present day) and her mother (in 1969 and the 1990s) in the film. Lilly Johnson, her cousin's granddaughter, plays Westlake as a four-year-old and her mother as a three-year-old, in 1969 and 1930, respectively. Pol Carriz...
 

The Family Man: Say Hi, to the middle-class guy, who’s a world class spy

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The Family Man: Say Hi, to the middle-class guy, who’s a world class spy National award winner for acting (films) and Padma Shri (civilian honour) awardee Manoj Bajpayee (Satya, Gangs of Wasseypur-1, Bhonsle) makes his digital debut in the eagerly anticipated Amazon Original series, The Family Man, which releases 20 September on Amazon Prime Video. Created by producer-director duo of Raj & DK (Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DK; Shor in the City, Happy Ending, Stree), The Family Man wil...
 

BEYOND THE RAGING SEA - World Premiere El Gouna Film Festival 2019

 
The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Attends Egypt’s 2019 El Gouna Film Festival With Films, Mentorships, Panels & Parties World Premiere Of The Action-Adventure Documentary BEYOND THE RAGING SEA The Amazing True-Life Rescue Story Of Adventurers Omar Samra And Omar Nour   First Time In El Gouna: The Ongoing Collaboration With UNHCR Of REFUGEE VOICES IN FILM , Films & Roundtable Discussion   Discovering Promising Egypt...
 

POOLING: one of 3 nominees for the Art Award at 2019 RATMA Film Festival

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"Pooling" has been nominated for the Art Award at the 2019 RATMA Film Festival in Keighley, UK. It will be screened October 12 for the public during the festival. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and choreographed/danced by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros, "Pooling" was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing animation was done by Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga...
 
 

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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

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

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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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MOVIES THAT MATTER

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

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

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

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

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Bull le grand gagnant au Palmarès de Deauville

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PALMARÈS   Le Jury de la 45e édition du Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville, présidé par Catherine Deneuve, entourée de Antonin Baudry, Claire Burger, Jean-Pierre Duret, Valeria Golino, Vicky Krieps, Gaël Morel, OrelSan, Nicolas Saada et Gaspard Ulliel a décerné les prix suivants :  Grand Prix BULL de/by Annie Silverstein (Distribution : Sony Pictures Releasing)  Deux PRIX DU JURY ont ét&eacu...
 

 Le FNC dévoile ses grandes thématiques + son film de clôture

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  ENVIRONNEMENT, FÉMINISME, GASTRONOMIE DÉCOUVREZ LES THÉMATIQUES MAJEURES MISES À L'HONNEUR LORS DU 48E FNC! Plusieurs thématiques fortes viendront ponctuer la 48e édition du Festival du nouveau cinéma du 9 au 20 octobre. Environnement, féminisme et gastronomie sont au cœur de la programmation de cette année à travers une série de films, d’évènements, de discussio...
 

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 17 septembre

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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.   ...
 

European Film Factory: Le nouveau projet au service de l éducation au cinéma autour d'une dizaine de classiques

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L'Institut français, ARTE Education et European Schoolnet lancent le développement de European Film Factory, projet cofinancé à hauteur d'un million d'euros par le programme MEDIA / Europe Créative de l'Union européenne. Cet été, la Commission européenne et les membres du consortium de projet ont signé la convention de subvention couvrant une période de dix-huit mois allant du 1er juin 2019 au 31 d&eac...
 

Announcing the London Screenwriters Pitchfest in SIX WEEKS!

 
I am sure you know, we have a mini London Screenwriters' Festival in six weeks called LSF Accelerate. But there's nothing ‘mini’ about the Pitchfest. It will be as big as the one at the main festival next year. And we have just started inviting execs to hear pitches at LSFAccelerate. The first ten or so who have confirmed have gone up on the site. As with the main London Screenwriters Festival Pitchfest, we expect around 50 or so execs, producers, agents and directors to b...
 

Le Mobile Film Festival invite à l’action contre le changement climatique

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  Ouverture de l’appel à films jusqu’au 16/10/2019 www.mobilefilmfestival.com   1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film, 1 thème : ACT NOW on climate change   Pour sa 15e édition, le Mobile Film Festival est fier d’annoncer son partenariat avec YouTube Creators for Change et  UN Climate Change dans un contexte d’urgence climatique absolue confirmée par les nombreux rapports publiés par le...
 

José Garcia sera le prochain Président du Jury de l Alpe d'Huez : FAH2020

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Après Omar Sy (2017), Franck Dubosc (2018) & Alexandra Lamy (2019)…C’est le comédien JOSÉ GARCIA qui présidera le Jury du prochain Festival International du Film de Comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez.       « Le Festival de comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez a démarré en 1997, et cette année-là nous présentions « La vérité si je mens ! » qui no...
 

Découvrez quelques temps forts de la 24e édition du festival Cinespaña

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  Rencontre organisée avec le soutien de la AISGE Vendredi 11 octobre à 20h00 à La Cinémathèque de Toulouse Javier Gutiérrez sera à Toulouse pour échanger avec le public et présenter deux films : • La isla mínima d'Alberto Rodríguez à 17h45 • El autor de Manuel Martín Cuenca à 21h45 Actuellement l'un des acteurs les plus en vue du...
 

Le laboratoire cinématographique d'Isaki Lacuesta, invité du 41e Cinemed

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  Auteur d’une trentaine de courts, de onze longs métrages et de plus de dix installations, Isaki Lacuesta s’est formé à l’Université Pompeu Fabra à Barcelone où il enseigne à présent. Étudiant de José Luis Guerín, Joaquim Jordà et Jean-Louis Comolli, cette formation a contribué à faire naître une nouvelle génération de cinéastes qui est source de r...
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