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> BYRON BAY FESTIVAL October 18-27

The 2019 Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) Awards



BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL - WINNERS ANNOUNCED The 2019 Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) came to a spectacular close tonight with the announcement of the winners of the BBFF Best Film Awards. Fest topper J aimee Skippon Volke hosted the evening with another stunning dress (quite a match with the spectacular dress from opening) Compliments all the way from Paris to the designer The event, now in its 13th Year, attracted entries from all over the globe. BBFF Director J'aimee...

Australia's largest regional film festival concluded 10 days of cinematic bliss, set in beautiful Byron Bay

The festival ran FRIDAY 18 - SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019 Good luck to the festival (J'aimee in Cannes with bruno chatelin) from your friends at Check out the line up of events and VR porogram   ...

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Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works In Progress launches a new category for children and youth films

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works In Progress  launches a new category for children and youth films For the first time, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event showcases five children and youth film projects in a newly launched Just FIlm Works in Progress category. The films in production or post-production looking for sales distributors, sound design, productions or festivals for international premieres will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Work in Progress...

Black Nights Fest: Official Selection, First Feature Competition and Baltic Competition unveiled


One month to go - Industry @Tallinn & Baltic Event!

  18 projects attending Baltic Event Co-Production Market  Script Pool Tallinn reveals projects for TV drama series Save the date for European Film Forum Tallinn 2019 Music Meets Films focuses on the creativity of composers Take part in Virtual Reality workshop Apply for accreditation on 28 October the latest! Is this the future of photography?   ...


What's cooking at Industry @Tallinn & Baltic Event?

TV Beats presents case studies of Chernobyl, All The Sins and The Feed! First projects of Script Pool Tallinn and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange revealed Check out this year's Black Night Stars! Forensic musicologist Peter Oxendale @Music Meets Film Get your daily tickets for Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event!   ...


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AFM reveals new Poster


LocationEXPO® returns to the American Film Market, November 9 – 12, with 50 Film Commissions, Government Agencies, Production Facilities and Services from around the globe confirmed to participate.  Located in dedicated exhibition space within the AFM, LocationEXPO has become a tremendous resource for AFM attendees to learn and gather information about locations, production incentives, services, and resources available to their projects and films.

Additionally, organizations from 11 countries will host Umbrella Stands at AFM to support and garner opportunities and exposure for their sales agents, producers, and production facilities.  Confirmed stands include, Taiwan Film Institute (Taiwan), Japan External Trade Organization (Japan), Italian Trade Agency (Italy), Department of International Trade PromotionThai Trade Center (Thailand), ROSKINO (Russia), Created in Moscow (Russia), UK Film (United Kingdom), National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) (South Korea), German Films Service + Marketing (Germany), Romanian Creative Industries Business Federation (Romania), UFCTI (China), and UniFrance (France).


Foster, Tahar Rahim and Shailene Woodley join Academy Award® Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in Prisoner 760 launching for AFM

Academy Award®, Golden Globe ® and BAFTA ® Winner Jodie Foster, BAFTA nominee Tahar Rahim and Golden Globe and Emmy® Nominee Shailene Woodley are set to join Academy Award® Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in Prisoner 760, a gripping and powerful true story, from BAFTA® and Academy Award® winning director Kevin Macdonald.    Prisoner 760 tells the explosive true story of a fight for survival against all od...

Thai Night celebrates its 11th year at the American Film Market on Friday, November 8th, 2019

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government will host Thai Night on Friday, November 8th, 2019   The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) organized the first Thai Night 11 years ago, and it has become a key event in the international promotion and marketing of Thailand’s film industry. Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi will preside over Thai Night 2019 at the American Film M ...

Actress Anna Faris will produce and star in the comedy feature SUMMER MADNESS

ANNA FARIS TO PRODUCE AND STAR IN THE COMEDY SUMMER MADNESS  With more than 2 billion US dollars in ticket sales (adjusted for ticket price inflation), actress Anna Faris (SCARY MOVIE, HOUSE BUNNY, OVERBOARD, WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER) will produce and star in the comedy feature SUMMER MADNESS to be shot in spring 2020. Faris currently stars in the CBS/Warner Bros’ hit and Golden Globe nominated TV series Mom. James Mottern (TRUCKER) will direct SUMMER MADNESS from his original ...

Arpa Fest wil take place during AFM opening with the World Premiere of Sand and Fire

The 22nd Annual Arpa International Film Festival (Arpa IFF) will be taking place at the historic Hollywood Post 43 Legion Theater from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10, 2019.   ...

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Leslie Semichon joins the Orange International Sales team

After four years working as a sales agent Leslie Semichon joins the Orange International Sales team starting at the AFM. She will cover Eastern Europe, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, South East Asia, Taiwan, India, Latin America and the airlines.  ...


Rachel Weisz Set to Star in See-Saw Films' A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz (The Favourite, The Constant Gardener) is set to star in See-Saw Films’ A Special Relationship, the feature film exploring Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor’s journey from actress to activist through the lens of her friendship with her assistant Roger Wall. Based on the screenplay written by Academy Award-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), the upcoming production will be helmed by fast emerging female director du...

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The 2019 Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala will take place on November 12th at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center

FESTIVAL RUNS NOVEMBER 12th – 26th  THE 33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, taking place November 12th – 26th, will present the U.S. Premiere of Incitement at its Opening Night Gala.   Incitement is the winner of the Ophir Award for Israel’s Best Feature Film of 2019 and Israel’s Official Selection to the 2019 Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. The Gala on November 12th at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre in Beverly H...

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Garden State Film Festival 
March 25-29, 2020

Asbury Park, New Jersey - USA 

November 10, 2019  Late Deadline
December 1, 2019  Extended Deadline

The 18th Garden State Film Festival is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®.

The Garden State Film Festival [GSFF] is a global destination festival that enhances the quality of life in New Jersey by stimulating economic growth through the arts (over 9 million), investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to undeserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

(GSFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.

GSFF was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

Founded to celebrate the independent film genre, The Garden State Film Festival, a not for profit organization, offers independent filmmakers the chance to exhibit their work and gives New Jersey audiences a chance to experience new, cultural, and artistic endeavors through the medium of film.

The Garden State Film Festival's professional jury will select winning films in various categories. Submission categories are for administration purposes only. There are separate awards for student films as well as the "Home Grown Awards" for films where 75% of principal photography is shot in the State of New Jersey.


French Riviera Film Festival 
May 11-12, 2020




November 23, 2019 ealy bird deadline

The second annual French Riviera Film Festival will recognize and celebrate short form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Audience Favorite Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, as well as special Industry Awards. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers.

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 30 – June 4, 2020


October 24, 2019  Early Bird Deadline
February 25, 2020 Regular Deadline
April 10, 2020 Late Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The 2nd Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival returns in June 2020  in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

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Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition
March 31, 2020

Now accepting submissions 

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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Santa Barbara November 20th to 22nd
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John Cooper, Sundance Festival Director will speak at Santa Barbara Fest Forum 2019

NOVEMBER 20-22, 2019 HILTON SANTA BARBARA BEACHFRONT RESORT 633 E CABRILLO BLVD SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103   Get your passes now so you don’t miss out on all the fun, networking and education! Multiple packages available. Special pricing for an all access pass, which includes a 2 or 3 night stay at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort!  REGISTER NOW!  ...

FestForums hosts another amazing roster of musicians to perform at Santa Barbara this year November 20-22nd

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Anderson is one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist of Yes, which he co-founded in 1968. Anderson either wrote or co-wrote many of Yes’ timeless hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Awaken” and “The Gates of Delirium.”                 ...

ESPN’s Brian M. Lockhart Joins New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Advisory Board

New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards announced the addition of Brian M. Lockhart, VP and Executive Producer, Original Content ESPN+ to the TV & Film Awards Advisory Board. He joins a world-class panel of prominent industry executives whose experience and expertise provide wise counsel to the TV & Film Awards competition.   “Stories give us a common language and today’s technology gives filmmakers so many opportunities that weren’t possible or even imagi...

“Wayne's World” director Penelope Spheeris is FestForums’ Living Legend

Meet the 'rock 'n roll anthropologist' November 22, 2019    > NOVEMBER 20-22, 2019 HILTON SANTA BARBARA BEACHFRONT RESORT 633 E CABRILLO BLVD SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103                 Penelope Spheeris is often referred to as a ‘rock ‘n roll anthropologist’. Spheeris’ feature film debut was the 1979 documentary on the Los Angeles punk scene, &ld...

Donald Sutherland returns to the Zurich Film Festival with his new film The Burnt Orange Heresy

DONALD SUTHERLAND – ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL . by Emmanuel Itier Legendary actor Donald Sutherland just graced the premiere of his new film ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’ at the Zurich film festival. Directed by Giuseppe Capotoni (“The Double Hour”) Mr. Sutherland is playing an enigmatic painter opposite rock Star Mick Jagger who is playing an ambitious art dealer. We caught up with Le Donald in between screenings at The Dolder Grand hotel, a majestic palace and a perfec...

Kevin Bacon, Jillian Bell, Vanessa Hudgens and Olivia Wilde to be Honored @ 9th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival

  KEVIN BACON, JILLIAN BELL, VANESSA HUDGENS AND OLIVIA WILDE TO BE HONORED AT THE 9TH ANNUAL NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL    Rising Stars Kelsey Asbille, Dean-Charles Chapman, Jacob Elordi, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Liana Liberato and Mena Massoud Will Also Receive Special Recognition at the Festival    The ninth annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced the first round of celebrities to be feted at this year’s event, taking place Novem...

Elis Lovric performance at the closing of the ISFMF Awards Ceremony

IMG_3908.JPG Heartfelt and candid, soaked in childhood memories of her native land and the sea, the music of Elis Lovrić conjures profound emotions by means of her captivating voice and a guitar. This gifted Croatian singer - songwriter, actress and poet explores the rich musical tradition of her native region (Istria, a peninsula located in the North - West of Croatia), blending acoustic guitar, traditional instrumentation and contemporary production ...

32nd Tokyo International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Awards to go to Tatsuya Nakadai and Nobuhiko Obayashi

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that two cinema legends, actor Tatsuya Nakadai and director Nobuhiko Obayashi, will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 32nd TIFF for their significant contributions to the film industry. Nakadai is known around the world for his roles in films directed by Akira Kurosawa, and has appeared in the films of many of Japan's leading directors. He has received numerous awards at film festivals in Japan and ov...

Kimberly Peirce and Tom Skerritt will receive the Golden Key Awards at Key West Festival

KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL TO AWARD PRESTIGIOUS GOLDEN KEY AWARDS TO CELEBRATED FILMMAKER KIMBERLY PEIRCE AND LEGENDARY ACTOR TOM SKERRITT AT EIGHTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL. Kimberly Peirce and Tom Skerritt will receive the prestigious Golden Key Awards at this year's festival, running November 20-24, 2019. Peirce, a Florida native, will be honored on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking film Boys Don't Cry. The festival will screen the film on Friday, N...

Taylor Swift Gets Her Kitty On With Andrew Lloyd Webber For CATS Movie

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Okay, T.S. Eliot fans, here's one aptly dated "yesterday" in the perpetual Whenever of the Digital World, lol. Steven Spielberg and his pals at Universal have fired up the long-run Broadway (hairball) hit into a movie. And Taylor Swift just wrote "Beautiful Ghosts" with Andrew Lloyd Webber for this Dec. 20 release. Read on... Curated by Screenmancer Staff - Yesterday, Los Angeles, CA: Universal Pictures ju...
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Grand Prize / Category top 50 Finalists announced, winner will be announced at AFM

TOP 50 FINALISTS   Title Genre/ Feature Script Writer Children Of The Sun Sci-Fi Joseph Walter & Christopher Clark Cleaning House Thriller Mark Grisar Secret Birthday Thriller Daniel Forrer Grass Snakes Crime Daniel Kato ... 

PLURAL+ Awards Ceremony

Dear friend of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, We have the honor to invite you to the annual Awards Ceremony of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, which will take place on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in ECOSOC Chamber from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The winners will be announced during the event, and they will have a chance to present their work and say a few words to the audience. They are very...

US in Progress Wrocław Awards and Panelists

The 9th edition of US in Progress Wrocław will be held from the 6th till the 8th of November as a part of 10th American Film Festival. US in Progress aims to facilitate professional networking among European and Polish film professionals and independent filmmakers from the United States.    The 2019 US in Progress Wrocław partners provide in-kind awards of post-production service packages of combined value amounting to $50,000 for American Projects. The partners are lead...

The 4th International Film Festival and Awards‧Macao IFFAM Project Market

This year’s IFFAM Project Market (IPM) is taking place December 6th – 8th, 2019. Providing a platform for a blend of top-level talents and rising stars from around the globe, to showcase feature film projects and encourage international collaboration. 14 Project Market entries will be vying for four cash awards; while the program will also include two Work-in-Progress Presentations.   Thrills and chills throughout the selection Projects include supernatural revenge t...

You are invited to the 14th SBIFFF Annual Kirk Douglas Award honoring Martin Scorsese

Dear Friends,  Like you, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival values access to the arts and arts education for all. While we're known primarily for our Festival in January, SBIFF also offers a slate of free educational programming on a year-round basis. Our education programs focus on some of the most underserved throughout Santa Barbara County. It's the support of our community that allows us to offer these programs—and continually improve and expand them&mdas...

The 2019 Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) Awards

BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL - WINNERS ANNOUNCED The 2019 Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) came to a spectacular close tonight with the announcement of the winners of the BBFF Best Film Awards. Fest topper J aimee Skippon Volke hosted the evening with another stunning dress (quite a match with the spectacular dress from opening) Compliments all the way from Paris to the designer The event, now in its 13th Year, attracted entries from all over the globe. BBFF Director J'aimee...


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INDIA in focus with Siraj Syed   

The Current War, Review: DC Edison v/s AC Westinghouse

The Current War, Review: DC Edison v/s AC Westinghouse Unless you do some background reading, this review included, you will not guess that the film is not about a conventional war but about the rivalry between Thomas Alva Edison, credited with inventing Direct Current operated incandescent bulbs, and their Alternating Current based, dynamo-run variants, developed by George Westinghouse, back in the 1880s. It’s a double-barrelled bio-pic that spouts too much jargon and is not saved by f...

Terminator-Dark Fate, Review: Terminal stillness

Terminator-Dark Fate, Review: Terminal stillness With a title like Dark Fate, they have already let the cat out of the bag. It is bound to end in one or more of its heroes/heroines dying, meeting their dark fate. That being a given, Terminator: Dark Fate provides some impressive action and unending shape-shifts/split bodies to keep you entertained, saving the best for the last. It is a long last, and it lasts really long. Three years after defeating the T-1000 and averting the rise of the ma...

Ujda Chaman, Review: Hair loss, weight gain

Ujda Chaman, Review: Hair loss, weight gain Barren follicles and overflowing lipids can, and often do, cause the corps to be subjected to taunts and ridicule for extended periods of time, maybe all through life. If you happen to be in the marriage market, sporting a bald patch up front, or ample girth across your perpendicular stance, these are distinct disadvantages, almost as bad as age differences of 20 or more years between prospective suitors. Highlighting the plight of obese and balding...

IFFI 50, III: 50th festival since 1952

IFFI 50, III: 50th festival since 1952 Started way back in 1952, the first ever IFFI was organised by the Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, with the patronage of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This was also the first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia. It inspired many budding talents to become film-makers, especially the film Bicycle Thieves, which remains a classic 70 years later. Seen in the picture, r...

IFFI 50, II: Make a short film in 72 hours, win Rs. 1,00,000

IFFI 50, II: Make a short film in 72 hours, win Rs. 1,00,000 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) celebrates its Golden Jubilee edition, from 20th to 28th November 2019, in Goa’s state capital, Panaji. This year, it be having a short film-making competition called “Mini Movie Mania Short Film Competition”. The topic for the film will be given during IFFI, and the movie-makers have to submit their films within 72 hours, after the topic is announced. There will be two s...

IFFI 50, I: 10 Oscar winners to be screened

IFFI 50, I: 10 Oscar winners to be screened On the occasion of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the festival has announced a special section which celebrates some of the most outstanding films which have won the Best Film award at the annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. The section has been aptly named the Oscar Retrospective. The films to be showcased in this section include Casablanca (1942) by Michael Curtiz, Gone With the Wind (1939) by Victor Fleming,...

8th edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) from 7 November, announces full line-up

8th edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) from 7 November, announces full line-up Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held from 7 to 10 November, 2019 in the beautiful mountain town of McLeodGanj, Dharamshala, home of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and the meeting point of a rich and cosmopolitan mix of people and cultures. As is the past, the eighth edition will continue to showcase an eclectic mix of the best of independent features, documentaries, shor...

MFF 21, 2019: Fernando Meirelles’ Masterclass

MFF 21, 2019: Fernando Meirelles’ Masterclass Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles took a master class on the fifth day of MAMI’s 21st Mumbai Film Festival. Best known for his globally acclaimed and award-winning films such as The Constant Gardener, City of God and Blindness, the director was speaking after the screening of his 2019 biographical comedy-drama titled The Two Popes, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce. Festival Director Anupama Chopra presented the Excell...

MFF 21, 2019, 05: The rest, with ratings, and the best of the fest

MFF 21, 2019, 05: The rest, with ratings, and the best of the fest It is over now, and I have seen my quota of films, ending with a show at Mumbai’s classy Le Reve single screen mini-theatre in Bandra West. Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI)’s 21st Mumbai Film Festival MFF), took off on 17th October, with screenings beginning on the 18th,  and ended on the 24th. Both days inclusive, I managed to see films. I wrote about 10 of them earlier this week. Here are cryptic review...

Housefull 4, Review: Emptiness to the core

Housefull 4, Review: Emptiness to the fore In the age of the multiplex, a sign saying that a particular show is House-Full, meaning all the tickets have been sold in advance, is about as rare as discoveries of the abominable snowman. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala is a grandson who carries on the business his grand-father started, and even calls his company Nadiadwala Grandson, complete with an animated logo featuring an old man and a young child. Housefull 4 is Sajid’s fourth foray with the...

A salute and a Happy birthday to Siraj Syed our India Correspondent: check his fantastic film critics contribution over a year

The team at wanted to take the opportunity of this very special day for Siraj Syed to thank him for a fantastic dedication and great contributions (see below) HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Siraj! जन्मदिन की बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएँ janmadin kee bahut-bahut shubhakaamanaen (hope this sounds correct, google?) Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federatio...
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Beat Dox Sessions 2019: The RIDM’s free musical evenings are back!

Artists and festivalgoers celebrate documentary cinema together The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce the return of the Beat Dox Sessions, now well established as an essential part of the festival. The music program for the 22nd annual RIDM, curated by Pomeline Delgado, invites us to dance to infectious beats while discovering local and visiting artists at RIDM Headquarters in the Cinémathèque québécoise ..

New Clip: VOD RELEASE NOVEMBER 12: Award-Winning Merce Cunningham Doc IF THE DANCER DANCES

New exclusive of the critically acclaimed documentary IF THE DANCER DANCES, which will be released on VOD on November 12 after its recent multi-city theatrical release, timed to coincide with the 2019 centennial of Merce Cunningham's birth.               PRESENTS   IF THE DANCER DANCES ** New York Times Critic’s Pick** Produced by: Lise Friedman and Maia Wechsler Directed by: Maia Wechsler  Official Selec...

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

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

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




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June 2019, Australia 14 minutes  short film by Jarrod Dean


Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.


Out of Sight , Out of Mind by Brian Follmer

123 minutes USA 2019 Trailer

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


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

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Dave Grusin Not Enough Time Documentary feature by Barbara Bentree

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

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

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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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Raised On Rock The Burnette Family Legacy


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

Director - Sally Steele

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

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

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - Best for Fest"

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

Sharkwater Extinction first peek

Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for” Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, Sharkwater: Extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction is a follow up to his first two award-winning films, Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.

Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.


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


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

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


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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...

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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)

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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Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 23 au 29 Octobre 2019

Carton plein pour le Joker en troisième semaine Retour à Zombieland est en tête des démarrages 1er jour de ce mercredi 30 octobre, suivi de Mon chien Stupide et de Doctor Sleep.    

Découvrez le palmarès 2019 du festival pariscience

AND THE WINNERS ARE... Après treize jours de découvertes et d’expériences inédites, le festival Pariscience est heureux de vous dévoiler le palmarès de sa 15e édition.   GRAND PRIX AST - VILLE DE PARIS   Remis ...

Le palmarès des Voix d'Etoiles Festival international des voix du cinéma d'animation

Les jurys de la 14ème édition du festival qui récompense les voix et la bande son du cinéma d'animation viennent de remettre leurs étoiles dans les catégories 'long métrages', 'courts métrages', 'séries' et 'films de fin d'études' au cours d'une cérémonie qui s'est tenue à Leucate (Aude) en présence de nombreux comédiens, personnalités ...

Le Palmarès de Cinemed

LONGS MÉTRAGES   Antigone d'or de Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole Dotation de 15 000 € par Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole Présidente du jury Julie Bertuccelli, réalisatrice Membres du jury : Yaël Fogiel, productrice, Çagla Zencirci, réalisatrice, Shaïn Boumédine, comédien, Karim Moussaoui, réalisateur   Ex-æquo SOLE de Carlo Sironi (It...

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 29 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.  ...

J-36 avant la 36ème édition du FIFMA

Festival International du Film de Montagne d'Autrans J-36 avant la 36ème édition du FIFMA La prochaine édition du festival approche. Retrouvez l'ensemble de la programmation en ligne dès aujourd'hui !   Quelques moments forts de la programmation > 26 films en compétition documentaire en provenance du monde entier. > 81 films projetés toutes catégories confondues, en présence d'invités et de r&e...

Les invités du Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt

C'est en 1976 que le Festival du Film Italien voit le jour à Villerupt, ancienne ville minière et sidérurgique et de forte immigration italienne. Des jeunes gens passionnés de cinéma organisant des week-ends thématiques décident un jour de prendre comme sujet le cinéma italien. Le succès est tel que les organisateurs décident de réitérer l'expérience et le festival est devenu l'un des rendez-...

Le programme de Kinopolska, festival du cinéma polonais

KINOPOLSKA Le Festival du cinéma polonais se tiendra du 29 novembre au 2 décembre, au cinéma Le Balzac à Paris    HOMMAGE À WITOLD GOMBROWICZ (1904-1969) En partenariat avec le 50e Anniversaire de la mort de Witold Gombrowicz, l’Institut Polonais de Paris et l’Institut Adam Mickiewicz de Varsovie Les romans de Witold GOMBROWICZ, grande figure de la littérature polonaise, constituent&nb...

Mon Premier Festival : les films primés !

Clap de fin pour cette 15e édition. La cérémonie de clôture s'est tenue hier, avec la remise du Prix du public Paris Mômes, du Prix du jury Ciné+ Famiz et du Prix de la musique de film jeune public, avec la Sacem. Vous avez été plus de 35 000 à assister cette année aux séances de Mon Premier Festival. Merci à tous ! Découvrez les gagnants de l'&e...

La “Festival de Cannes Film Week” au K11 MUSEA de Hong Kong

  Festival de Cannes Film Week à Hong Kong du 12 au 17 Novembre 2019 © DR Pierre Lescure, Président du Festival de Cannes, et Thierry Frémaux, Délégué Général du Festival de Cannes, se joignent à Adrian Cheng, fondateur du K11 Group, pour diffuser l’esprit du plus prestigieux festival du film au monde à Hong Kong. La Festival de Cannes Film Week commence le 12 Novembre à Hong Kong avec sa soiré...

Le Forum RIDM dévoile sa programmation 2019

La 15e édition du Forum RIDM (anciennement Doc Circuit Montréal) se tiendra du 16 au 20 novembre 2019. Sous cette nouvelle mouture, le Forum RIDM propose des pistes et solutions sur les enjeux les plus importants du milieu de la création documentaire. À travers de nombreuses activités de réseautage liées à la coproduction avec l’international, des groupes de réflexion sur des thématiques d’inclusion, et toujours ...

Bilan du 41e Cinemed

  « L’art est la liberté, l’art est l’expression humaine sans les frontières de l’État. Un festival de cinéma peut montrer que l’art est supérieur à la politique, que l’art est la maison de la diversité. Et la Méditerranée, le continent de l’eau, rassemble les peuples ». C’est par ces mots très politiqu...

Talking About Trees en ouverture, INDIANARA en clôture des Ecrans Documentaires

      LES AVANT-PREMIÈRES DU FESTIVAL ! Comme tous les ans le festival vous présente des films en avant-première, notamment lors de ses soirées d'ouverture et de clôture     SOIRÉE D'OUVERTURE 13.11- 20H - Espace Jean Vilar          

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Israel FF in LA Announces Programming, Filmmaker & Actor Attendees: Take a break from AFM visiting the IFF


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