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Bono handed the Donostia Award for Penélope Cruz, huge surprise and emotion for all

The actress received the San Sebastian Festival's most important honorary award from Bono (U2) in a surprise ceremony which got her in tears...     Penélope Cruz (Madrid, 1974) has received the third Donostia Award of the 67th edition from Bono, the frontman of U2, at a gala representing a surprise for both the honoured guest and for the audience. This was the San Sebastian  Festival's tribute to the Spanish actress to enjoy greatest international  ...

Nest Film Students Award in San Sebastian

<     ORONA AWARD - Nest Film Students Best Short Film The Nest Films Students Jury of the 67th Edition decide to give the ORONA  AWARD - Nest Film Students Best Short Film to: "EM CASO DE FOGO / IN CASE OF FIRE" Tomás Paula Marques (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema – ESTC, Portugal) For creating a subtle and atmospheric portrait of adolescence in rural Portugal The award carries 10,000 euros. Special mention to "FIEBRE AU...


San Sebastian Industry Awards 2019

  FILMS IN PROGRESS 36 FILMS IN PROGRESS 36 INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios / Deluxe-Spain / Dolby Iberia / Laserfilm Cine y Video / Nephilim Producciones / No Problem Sonido / Wanda Visión SIN SEÑAS PARTICULARES / NON DISTINGUISHING FEATURES, Fernanda Valadez Produced by: Corpulenta Producciones (Mexico) GLOCAL IN PROGRESS GLOCAL IN PROGRESS INDUSTRY AWARD Ad Hoc Studios / BTeam Pictures / Deluxe-Spain / Dolby Iberia / Laserfilm Cine y Video / Nephil...

‘Joker’ has been selected as the surprise film of the 67th edition and will play in 6 spanish cities

For the first time, the San Sebastian Film Festival will do a screening simultaneously in six Spanish cities   This event will take place at the same time on September 28th at 6 pm in: San Sebastian, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Seville. Tickets for this surprise film at Victoria Eugenia Theatre (San Sebastian) went on sale on September 15th.  The San Sebastian Film Festival and Warner Bros. Pictures Spain have selected the following cinemas in different ...

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The 63rd BFI London Film Festival opens today!

Dev Patel - Photo by The BFI London Film Festival kicks off today, October 2, with "The Personal History of David Copperfield" A lot of the cast was here tonight on the red carpet at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square in London, including Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Hugh Laurie, Rosalind Eleazar and Nikki Amura-Bird.     Morfyyd Eleazar - Hugh Laurie -       The Personal History of ...

Discover new films by female filmmakers at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Judy & Punch (2019) Senior Programmer Kate Taylor introduces the list of women in the director’s chair at this year’s Festival. The programme has been announced, the statistics digested, and now the good stuff starts, the chance to see and discuss the films in the Festival. Forty percent of the films in the LFF may have female directors, but who are all these women and what have they made? An exciting trend across the Festival is the high number of feature films fro...

Competition juries announced for 63rd BFI London Film Festival

This year’s Jury Presidents at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival are Wash Westmoreland, Jessica Hausner, Yance Ford and Jacqui Davies. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival has announced its jury line-up for this year’s Festival Awards. The Official Competition jury is led by acclaimed Colette (LFF 2018) and Still Alice director Wash Westmoreland, whose latest film Earthquake Bird screens in this year’s Festival; the First Feature Competition (Sutherland Award) jury w...

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

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... 

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

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

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 (...

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One Week Can Change Everything What you know and who you know – both are key to your success in filmmaking. The American Film Market combines both – the knowledge to take your film from concept to screen and the people who can help you achieve your goals. D...

Paramount Pictures’ Futurist Ted Schilowitz Set as Keynote for AFM’s half-day Immersive Summit



The American Film Market (AFM®) will mark its 40th edition November 6 - 13 with its most expansive programming to date.  New to the lineup is a half-day Television Conference and a session centered on AVOD (Ad Supported Video On Demand).    AFM’s more than 50 panels, roundtables and presentations will showcase international industry experts, decision makers, and academics across three stages, alongside the AFM’s industry screenings and marketplace.   Ted S...


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The Sacramento Film Festival introduces the 6th MINIFEST

Poster created by Dane Henas Design 6th SFFF MINIFEST Sunday, Ocotber 27, 2019 Esquire IMAX Theatre "THE REGION'S PREMIER FILM EVENT" Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee THE SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL presents THE 6th MINIFEST SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019 ESQUIRE IMAX THEATRE Cyrano, My Love by Alexis Michalick HIGHLIGHTS Our third event of the year, the 6th MiniFest (the one-day version of our main Festival) is coming up on Sunday, October 27, ...

XXII DetectiveFEST scheduled for april 2020 in Moscow

Next April 2020, Moscow will host the XXII International Festival of Detective Films DetectiveFEST. The story started in 1998, when the idea of the competition and the concept of the competition were supported by the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Council of Ministers of the Interior of the CIS countries. The history of the film festival was told by its president, member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, member of the Union Moscow Jou...

New York: Tribeca TV Festival 2019

Covering four days from September 12-15 with events including the celebration of the 25th anniversary of FRIENDS with their creators and actors and numerous screenings as well as panels, the third edition of the Tribeca TV Festival drew large audiences to mostly sold out events. The lineup of new series premieres and presentation of the next seasons for established favorites was aimed at an audience which consumes television in many ways. Tribeca TV Festival has become an innovative creat...

FilmFestival Cottbus opens with SMUGGLING HENDRIX

On November 5th, FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) will open its 29th edition in a festive ceremony in the Staatstheater Cottbus (Großes Haus). Opening film is the cross-border comedy SMUGGLING HENDRIX, the feature film debut of director Marios Piperides. The production, in which "Soul Kitchen" star Adam Bousdoukos plays the protagonist, has won numerous international awards, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. "The opening film SMUGGLING HENDRIX, set i...

Second edition of Punto y Raya JUNIOR

Punto y Raya JUNIOR is a younger brother of the world benchmark for Abstract Art in Motion, where the contents are produced BY CHILDREN aged under 13. This international festival is coproduced and hosted by CeTA Audiovisual Technology Center in Wroclaw, Poland, and will run October 4th through 6th 2019 with free admission. Complementary activities will be hosted at Four Domes Pavilion (Museum of Contemporary Art) an...

Richard Wong’s Come as You Are to open the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival

Richard Wong’s Come as You Are will open the 8th edition of the Festival, with Toni Bestard’s Pullman closing out the Festival later this month       The Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) today announced that the European Premiere of Richard Wong’s Come as You Are will open the 8th edition of the Festival and the World Premiere of Goya-nominated, Mallorquin director Toni Bestard’s film, Pullman will be its Closing Night film.&nbs...

The Au Contraire Film Festival returns to Montreal for the 7th edition

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    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 professionals, the mental health community ...

10th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai-I: Sweet and sour, like the candy of the sponsor

10th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai-I: Sweet and sour, like the candy of the sponsor Accreditation as a media-person was not a problem, this year, probably due to the intervention of the Principal Correspondent of Jagran, Ms. Smita Srivastava. Jagran is a media major, and this was the tenth Jagran Film Festival (JFF) they held across India, culminating at Mumbai. It was a short festival, lasting just four days, with screenings and sessions at the four auditoria of Cinépolis (once known a...

Red Sea International Film Festival announces 12 projects selected for development at the Red Sea Lodge

Projects selected by an international committee from over 120 submissions 12 teams of filmmakers from across the Arab world to undergo intensive development workshops in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab Production funding totaling one million dollars available for two projects   The Red Sea International Film Festival has announced the 12 winning projects for development at the inaugural Red Sea Lodge. An international committee chose the winning teams out of 120 submissions, drawn f...

4th Slemani International Film Festival to be held in October

The 4th edition of Slemani International Film Festival with theme of "Earth Cancer" is slated to be held in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan on October 1-7, 2019. Presided by Fuad Jalal, the festival is organized by Masti Film Company and Mullah Bakhtiar the official in charge of supporting the festival, Fuad Jalal, Festival Manger and head of Masti Film Company, Danar Omar Faris, Artistic Director Festival, Lina Raza, Program Director of the Festival and a number of prominent artists. ...


The inaugural Shortie Film Festival will be held October 3rd and 4th 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. Shortie is an independent, international festival for films 30 minutes or less. The festival fosters and propels emerging and provocative filmmaking with two days of screenings, Q&As, and afterparties for a audience seeking new voices and perspectives. The Shortie Film Festival received over 300 submission from more than 40 countries in our first open call. Entries are select...


Copenhagen Asian Film Festival (CAFF)

Copenhagen Asian Film Festival (CAFF) is a new Annual Film Festival in Denmark (premiering in February 2020) Dedicated 100% to Asian Cinema (both New and Old) and will be offering a wide selection of the Best Award Winning Films - and the Biggest BLOCKBUSTER's Asia has to offer.. ..


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Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition
March 31, 2020

Now accepting submissions 

October 17, 2019 Extended Standard

November 16, 2019 Late

December 19, 2019 Extended Late

January 23, 2020 Final Deadline

February 20, 2020 Extended Final

We reward winning screenwriters with various prizes including distribution of your script to top industry executives at several production companies and distributors in New York, LA, and Toronto as well as to our database of A list agents, managers, and festival winners on both coasts in both the US and Canada who are looking for clients and material to produce. Last year, one of our finalists signed with one of Beverly Hills most prestigious talent management companies.

2019's grand prize winner was personally introduced to six talent managers and producers and was given a one hour consultation with the top manager at Fictional Entity. 




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

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

November 15th  2019 Regular 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

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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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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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

The Chelsea Film Festival announces today the 7th Annual Jury presided by Screenwriter, Director, Producer Paul Haggis

   The Chelsea Film Festival announces today the 7th Annual Jury presided by Screenwriter, Director, Producer Paul Haggis (Crash, In the Valley of Elah, Million Dollar Baby). The Jury is composed of Celine Rattray (The Kids Are All Right, American Honey, The Whistleblower), Matt Dillon (Proxima, Crash, The House That Jack Built, Wilson Morales (Movie Critic for Black Film), Zuleikha Robinson (Homeland, Lost, The Namesake). For interv...

Viennale President Eric Pleskow passed away aged 95

  ERIC PLESKOW (1924-2019) In deep sorrow we announce the death of our dear President Eric Pleskow, who passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. His death is a great loss for all of us. Eric had a fulfilled and long life and we appreciated him as a longtime friend and companion of our festival. As president and patron of the Viennale, he has always carried us with his humor and foresight. He will be missed deeply. We express our sincere condolences and heartfelt ...



Participants and partners of US in Progress Wrocław 2019 announced

  The ninth edition of the US in Progress co-production forum will be held from the 6th-8th of November 2019, as a part of the 10th anniversary edition of the American Film Festival in Wrocław (November 5th-11th). The event aims to facilitate professional networking among European and Polish film professionals and independent filmmakers from the United States. It is held twice yearly (June edition takes place in Paris during Champs-Elysees Film Festival). Invite-only screenings wil..
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Telluride Film Festival Establishes Milos Stehlik Scholar Award

Telluride Film Festival (TFF), presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is pleased to announce the presentation of the inaugural Milos Stehlik Scholar award. The award was established by TFF before its 46th edition to honor the legacy of Facets Multimedia co-founder and former TFF Board President, Milos Stehlik, who passed away in July 2019. Milos’ longtime commitment to film exhibition and education, as well as to the Telluride Film Festival, made him a lifelong friend to students, ...

I Lost My Body/J'ai Perdu Mon Corps and Les Miserables both win LAFCA awards

I Lost My Body won the COLCOA LAFCA Critics Award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jury. The Animated feature directed by Jérémy Clapin originally had previously won the Nespresso Grand Prize at Cannes.   The Misérables, directed by Ladj Ly, premiered in the U.S. in association with Amazon Studios, and won the Best First Film Award.  ...

Winners of the 6th IFF Children's Cinema: Kids Kino wrapped

  The day has ended for the Children's Cinema. During the closing gala of the 6th International Children's Film Festival, the winners of two festival competitions were announced: the main and film discoveries. Meet the winners.           PUBLICITY PLEBISCITE   Fern Flower - audience award   The votes of viewers of 23 cinemas are the best film of the Main Competition in the audience poll, the film: Fast and ...


Dinard 2019 gave its Hitchcock Awards...

AWARDS 2019   The President of the Feature Films Jury of the 30th Dinard Film Festival, Sandrine Bonnaire and the jury members – Italian actress Sveva Alviti, French actor Sami Bouajila, British director Michael Caton-Jones, British actress Jane Horrocks, French actor Raphaël Personnaz, French singer and producer Aurélie Saada, French director Danièle Thompson and British director James Watkins- have given the following awards:   The Golden Hitchcock CINE+ ...

Second Annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) Announces Winners

  ONCE UPON A RIVER, HUGH HEFNER’S AFTER DARK Among Winners   The Second Annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) wrapped today with an awards ceremony and closing celebration at The Babcock Theatre and The Depot in historic downtown Billings. The weekend featured screenings of 75 films, panels and events attended by filmmakers, press and Billings locals. “This second year built on the success of our first: to bring the finest...

Lunenburg Doc Fest wrapped

  Maiden, a film about the all-female crew that shocked the establishment in 1989 by entering the Whitbread Round the World Race, sailed away with the two top honours at Lunenburg Doc Fest this year. As winner of the juried Best Feature Documentary Award and the Audience Award, Maiden was the consensus favourite of insiders and audiences alike, earning a cash prize of $2000 with the accolades. Co-directors Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes received the Atl...
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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Review: Per capita

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Review: Per capita “This Gandhi Jayanti, India unites to fight,” declares a large card on the trailer of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Mohandas Karamchand ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi (born 02 October 1869) was the father of the nation and an apostle of peace and non-violence. ‘Jayanti’(in Hindi) refers to his 150th birth anniversary, which is being celebrated with many campaigns across the country, like  voluntary service to society, cleanline...

10th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai-I: Sweet and sour, like the candy of the sponsor

10th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai-I: Sweet and sour, like the candy of the sponsor Accreditation as a media-person was not a problem, this year, probably due to the intervention of the Principal Correspondent of Jagran, Ms. Smita Srivastava. Jagran is a media major, and this was the tenth Jagran Film Festival (JFF) they held across India, culminating at Mumbai. It was a short festival, lasting just four days, with screenings and sessions at the four auditoria of Cinépolis (once known a...

IPTA’s 48th ICDC: Testament to teenage talent

IPTA’s 48th ICDC: Testament to teenage talent An inter-collegiate short Hindustani (Hindi/Urdu) drama competition (ICDC), introduced by the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) 47 years ago, has captured the imagination of budding talent in Mumbai’s colleges. It was this contest that has given us actors like Aamir Khan, Kunal Khemu, Neha Sharad, Channa Ruparel and Deven Bhojani. The 48th edition took place, as usual, in September, attracting 23 entries from local educa...

Hustlers, Review: Hurt people hurt people, butt naturally

  Very few films showcase so much of the female anatomy for so much screen time, with the barest possible ‘coverage’, while highlighting the lives and life-styles of pole/lap-dancers/strippers. Hustlers does all that and adds a new twist to the scenario by adding a hustle to their bustle trade, drugging, conning and blackmailing their clients, to rip off thousands of dollars from their credit cards. It’s a dirty game, played with one-sided rules, providing some vicarious ...
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: a Retro Review by Alex Deleon

The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951, Directed by Robert Wise Twentieth Century Fox, 92 minutes by  Alex Deleon                             <<A savior from outer space lands and tells the people of Earth that they must learn to live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets>>   "TDTESS", a black and white film from 1951, is still the best alien visitation SciFi film ever ...

The New Waves section from the Seville European Film Festival unveiled

Javier H. Estrada and Elena Duque, programmers of the Seville European Film Festival, have unveiled the titles that will star in the New Waves section, which this year will show 15 films that demonstrate how European cinema knows no formal or territorial limits, with productions that expand into countries such as Tunisia, Algeria, Mexico and Argentina. As Estrada has pointed out, The New Waves is a section that dialogues with the Official Section to insist on the idea of a European cinema tha...

Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit to close the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival

Stockholm International Film Festival can proudly announce that Taika Waititi’s latest film Jojo Rabbit (2019) will close this year’s festival. The film won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival and have its Nordic premiere and red-carpet screening at Stockholm Film Festival, 5:00 pm, November 16th. Tickets to the film will be released today at 5:00 pm.    Photo: 20th Century Fox  – We’re extremel...

Hiventy Africa is now open in Kenya

  The audiovisual and post-production service group Hiventy has set up an operational base in Nairobi, Kenya, to support the fast development of audiovisual industry across the African continent. This new facility supports dubbing, subtitling and audio description services for a large number of African languages and content delivery for digital platforms. Hiventy Africa provides its customers with and not limited to: · A team of multilingual project managers. ...

Iran, Russia, South Korea sign cinematic MoU Membership Declaration Eurasia Film Festivals Association

  The representatives of Iran, Russia and South Korea Saturday signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding to boost cinematic cooperation.  The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth (IFFCY) that is under way in the Iranian central city of Isfahan. The IFFCY International Manager Dr. Raed Faridzadeh said that the articles of the MoU are related to festival cooperation but it is expected that it goes beyond the festival an...

PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU: Opening Film of the Viennale

Actress Adèle Haenel to be Festival Guest To open the 57th Viennale we’ve chosen one of the most outstanding films of this year. It is a work that – like the story it tells – is marked by passion and freedom and whose historical background has a retroactive effect on our present. PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU uses the intensity of a love story to bring urgency to the search for personal destiny and independence. The director, Céline Sciamma, gives us a...

"La Belle Epoque" premiered at Colcoa

Doria Tillier - Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret Doria Tillier co-stars with Daniel Auteuil's in "La Belle Epoque", which premiered during the closing night of the Colcoa Film Festival in Los Angeles. Directed by Nicolas Bedos, the romantic comedy blends facts and fiction while traveling through lifetimes, dreams and emotions and has a powerful ensemble cast.  The festival also premiered "Les Miserables", directed by Ladj Ly, France's official selection for...


"Pooling" accepted to 25th annual Cucalorus Film Festival!

"Pooling" has been accepted to the 25th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC, USA for November 13-17, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc., the film was danced/choreographed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot on location in Castellnou, Catalunya, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, who also edited and did visual effects. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. The opening and closing ...



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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

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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 


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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Les 12 films de court métrage qui vont concourir au César 2020 du Meilleur Film d’Animation (Court Métrage)

Les 20 membres du Comité Animation de l’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma ont sélectionné les 12 films de court métrage qui vont concourir au César 2020 du Meilleur Film d’Animation (Court Métrage) :   BAVURE Réalisé par Donato Sansone CE MAGNIFIQUE GÂTEAU ! Réalisé par Emma De Swaef et Marc James Roels EGG R...

Le Festival du Film Arabe Fameck - Val de Fensch est lançé

Le Festival du Film Arabe Fameck - Val de Fensch (57) Du 2 au 14 octobre 2019 30e édition   Ouverture du 30e Festival   24 longs métrages et 11 courts métrages en compétition pour 6 prix différents, une cinquantaine de films en sélection officielle dont une large part d'inédits et d'avant-premières, de nombreux invités, rencontres, soirées thématiques... ...

Le festival de La Baule rendra hommage à l’acteur Pierre Richard

    A l’occasion de sa 6ème  édition, qui aura lieu du 6 au 11 novembre, le Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule rendra hommage à l’acteur Pierre Richard et proposera une soirée musicale inédite. L'interprète du "Grand blond", recevra un trophée d’Honneur (un Ibis d’Or) pour ses 60 ans de carrière et sera sur la scène du Palais des Congrès Atlantia de L...

Philippe Clivaz, nouveau directeur opérationnel du FIFF, et Thierry Jobin reconduit dans sa fonction de directeur artistique

    L’assemblée générale du Festival International de Films de Fribourg a élu, lundi soir à l’unanimité, Monsieur Philippe Clivaz, en tant que nouveau directeur opérationnel du FIFF. Pour cet ancien Secrétaire Général de Visions du Réel qui entrera en fonction le 1er octobre 2019, «C'est un grand plaisir de revenir au FIFF après 20 ans… 20 ans d'évolutions ...

Adults in the Room de Costa-Gavras en ouverture du 41e Cinemed

  Cinemed a l’immense plaisir de vous présenter le 18 octobre en ouverture de cette 41e édition du Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier, le nouveau film de Costa-Gavras, Adults in the Room. Adapté du livre « Conversation entre adultes. Dans les coulisses secrètes de l’Europe » de Yanis Varoufakis, le film nous plonge dans les coulisses de la crise grecque de 2015. Cinq mois et douze jours au cours d...

4ème édition du Festival des idées à Paris du 14 au 17 novembre 2019

Gratuit et ouvert à tous, ce festival organisé par l'Université Sorbonne Paris Cité réunit chercheurs, artistes, écrivains et personnalités afin de comprendre le monde et questionner nos idées reçues. Thème de cette édition 2019 : Penser l'incroyable. Parmi les différents événements organisés à cette occasion, le cin&ea...

Matthew Gledhill - Président du jury du festival des Antipodes

LE JURY Matthew Gledhill - Président Producteur australien, il est diplômé de philosophie et de littérature anglaise de l’Université de Sydney. Installé en France depuis de nombreuses années, c’est en profitant de 20 ans d’expérience en France et à l’international qu’il a récemment crée Wheelhouse Productions, société qui produit du long métrage et ...

21 ans au 21e Siècle … C’est, le Festival des antipodes

C’est au cœur du village qui séduisit le peintre si lumineux Paul Signac, que vous pourrez vous immerger dans le meilleur du cinéma du bout du monde, et cela sans bouger de la mythique place des Lices ! Après avoir reçu pour nos 20 ans, une star du cinéma mondiale, la réalisatrice de « La Leçon de Piano », Jane Campion si disponible et souriante, après avoir accueilli la magnifique prés...


Le cinéaste Philippe Faucon présidera le jury des longs métrages de la 30e édition du Festival du Film Arabe Fameck -

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Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 1er octobre 2019

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.  ...

Le nouveau film de Dominique Moll en clôture du 41e Cinemed

Samedi 26 octobre 20h Corum - Opéra Berlioz Cérémonie de palmarès présentée par Pierre Zéni suivie de Avant-première Seules les bêtes de Dominik Moll (France, 2019, 1h56, VOFR) Avec Laure Calamy, Denis Ménochet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Damien Bonnard Une femme a disparu. Le lendemain d’une tempête de neige, sa voiture est retrouvée sur une route qui monte vers le plateau où subsistent quelq...

50 ans de photographie française de 1970 à nos jours - BEAU LIVRE de Michel Poivert

Première synthèse sur la photographie française de ces 50 dernières années. Cet ouvrage vient combler un manque : aucune synthèse ne permettait jusqu’ici d’apprécier la nature et l’ampleur de la photographie française depuis la fin des Trente Glorieuses. Le pari est osé : comment inclure les différentes pratiques photographiques allant de l’information à l’art contemporain ? Par des appr...

Le 39ème Festival International du Film d’Amiens (FIFAM) invite l espagne et Luis Bunuel

La 39e éditionv aura lieu du 15 au 23 novembre 2019.   Une trentaine de films inédits seront présentés en compétition : 10 longs métrages de fiction, 8 documentaires, 12 courts métrages, soit un panorama des cinémas du monde qui fait du festival un grand rendez-vous du cinéma international.   Khadja NIN, artiste Burundaise et femme d’engagements présidera le jury composé notamment de Jean-Claude CA...

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Le Vincennes Film Festival qui célébrera cette année les Actrices

Fort du succès de ses deux premières éditions, la 3e Biennale du VINCENNES FILM FESTIVAL : AU-DELÀ DE L’ÉCRAN se déroulera du 22 au 25 novembre 2019. Le Vincennes Film Festival qui célébrera cette année les Actrices est heureux de vous dévoiler son affiche officielle 2019 mettant à l’honneur l’inoubliable Romy Schneider.   Le concept du festival “L’histoire ...

Découvrez l'affiche du festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2020

Le Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand a le plaisir de vous dévoiler le visuel de sa 42e édition, qui se déroulera du 31 janvier au 8 février 2020. Il est dû au talent de l’illustratrice portugaise Susa Monteiro, membre du jury en 2019, et qui évoque ci-dessous son cheminement vers cette affiche.   Voici ce qu’elle en dit : « Après avoir découvert C...

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