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VIDEO Highlights of the RSIFF 2023 opening ceremony

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The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF), in partnership with VOX Cinemas, NEOM and the MBC GROUP, welcomed cinema lovers and the global film community to its the third edition, which will run from 30 November - 9 December in Jeddah. Yasir Al Yasiri’s HWJN had its world premiere to kick off the festival, and the screening was attended by the director and lead cast: Nour Alkhadra, Baraa Alem, Naif Aldaferi, Alanoud Saud, Mohsen Mansour and Shaimaa Al Tayeb. Jury President Baz...
 

 

RSIFF Absence of Eden Special Presentation

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Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF) hosted a Special Presentation of The Absence of Eden tonight at its 3rd edition, with lead actor Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy), director Marco Perego, Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious), Garret Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Naomi Campbell in attendance. The screening took place at the Ritz-Carlton in Jeddah.   Producer Robert Kravis, Karl Herrmann, Julie Yorn, Marco Perego   Cast Zoe Yadira Saldana Perego...
 

 

Red Sea International Film Festival Day 3 program

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SUNDAY, 3RD DECEMBER PRESS CONFERENCES FILM ASSOCIATION Press Conference: 14:00 Ritz Carlton Press Conference Room   SUNDAY, 3RD DECEMBER PRESS JUNKETS SUNDAY Press Junket: 11:00 - 12:30 - Festival Gardens  ONE OF A KIND (WAHKRI) Press Junket: 11:00 - 12:30 - Festival Gardens  SALEEM Press Junket: 11:00 - 12:30 - Festival Gardens  AFTER A LONG RAIN Press Junket: 11:00 - 12:30 - Festival Gardens  INSHALLAH A BOY Press Junket: 14:...
 

 

The full jury for the 2023 edition of the festival, headed by Baz Luhrmann

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The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF) has appointed the full jury for the 2023 edition of the festival, which will be headed by internationally renowned writer, director and producer Baz Luhrmann (Elvis, Moulin Rouge!). Lurhmann is joined on the Red Sea: Features jury by Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman (Silent Night, For All Mankind, Suicide Squad), BAFTA Award nominated actor Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Knight of Cups), Egyptian actor ...
 

 

The Red Sea International Film Festival has revealed a plethora of special guests to appear In Conversation

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The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF) has now revealed a plethora of special guests to appear In Conversation at the third edition of the Festival, running 30 November – 9 December. Throughout the ten days of premiere and gala screenings, industry panels and awards, will be a series of exclusive events featuring an inspiring and diverse collective of global, cinematic luminaries, with award-winning directors, actors and practitioners.   The raft of A-list talent...
 

 

Red Sea International Film Festival Day 2 program

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SATURDAY, 2ND DECEMBER PRESS CONFERENCES SHAMAREEKH Press Conference: 12:00 Ritz Carlton Press Conference Room ARAB STARS OF TOMORROW Press Conference: 14:00 Ritz Carlton Press Conference Room   SATURDAY, 2ND DECEMBER PRESS JUNKETS DEAR JASSI Press Junket: 11:00 - 12:30 - Festival Gardens  BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS Press Junket: 11:00 - 12:30 - Festival Gardens  ANIMALIA Press Junket: 11:00 - 12:30 - Festival Gardens  THIIIRD Press Junket: 11:00 - 12:30 - Festival Gardens&...
 

 

The Red Sea International Film Festival Day 1 opening ceremony

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The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF), in partnership with VOX Cinemas, NEOM and the MBC GROUP, welcomed cinema lovers and the global film community to its the third edition, which will run from 30 November - 9 December in Jeddah. Yasir Al Yasiri’s HWJN had its world premiere to kick off the festival, and the screening was attended by the director and lead cast: Nour Alkhadra, Baraa Alem, Naif Aldaferi, Alanoud Saud, Mohsen Mansour and Shaimaa Al Tayeb. Jury President Baz...
 

 

Red Sea Fest opened with HWJN

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The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF), in partnership with VOX Cinemas, NEOM and the MBC GROUP, welcomed cinema lovers and the global film community to its the third edition, which will run from 30 November - 9 December in Jeddah. Yasir Al Yasiri’s HWJN had its world premiere to kick off the festival, and the screening was attended by the director and lead cast: Nour Alkhadra, Baraa Alem, Naif Aldaferi, Alanoud Saud, Mohsen Mansour and Shaimaa Al Tayeb. Jury President Baz L...

TORINO FILM FESTIVAL IN ACTION

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Emotional moments at the closing of the TFF- Steve's della Casa last year-a surprize present from Torino footbal team at the end

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  Emotional moments at the closing of the TFF- Steve's della Casa last year-a surprize present from Torino footbal team at the end. The next edition will take place 22-30.11.2024. Ci vediamo nel 2024!   ...
 

 

VIDEO Ukrainian film La Palisiada-Best Film at Torino International Film Festival

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  Actor and assistend director of the film Novruz Hikmet, his friend director Philip Sotnychenko is in Kiew and not able to attend the TFF because it's not so easy these days, because of the war he told me La Palisiada, Philip Sotnychenko’s debute feature film is the winner of the 41st Turin Film Festival. The world premiere took place at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and won the Fipresce award.    La Palisiada br...
 

 

VIDEO Closing of the TFF- The day of Oliver Stone In Turin

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Today is December 2, the closing of the Torino International Film festival and definetaly the day of Oliver Stone. Just before the press conferance started in the middle of preparations lets say festival director Steve della Casa took his precious time and gave me an interview. We spoke about Jean-Luc Godard, Kyle Eastwood, John Wayne and of course Oliver Stone! Today is also last but not least the day of Oliver Stone, definitely! Photographers and journalists wer...
 

 

VIDEO Kyle Eastwood-the son of Clint Eastwood at TFF

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I asked Kyle Eastwood at the press conference about what he learned from his father and will like to pass on to his daughter.      ...
 

 

Interview with festival director Steve della Casa-Oliver Stone at the tomorrow closing of the TFF

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After 9 days of plenty of industry activities, screenings and press conferences, it's time to say good bye. The festival started on 24.11 with the opening ceremony hosted by Steve della Casa and Catrinel Marlon and focusing on the maestro Pupi Avati, followed by Steve della Casa afterwards talk with Pupi Avati in the Versaille style palace Reggia di Venaria Regale of his Hollywood Party on Rai Radio 3. The night, also live on Rai Radio 3, saw the guest of honour Pupi Avati t...
 

 

VIDEO Interview with Domenico de Gaetano at TFF-Tim Burton's burlesque world at the National Museum of Cinema

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The National Museum of Cinema stands among the most important in the world for its rich heritage and the diversity of its scientific and educational activities. Interview of the Museum director by Alice Kanterian during the Torino International Film Festival.       It is unique in the whole world and one of the most beautiful museums I have visited: THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CINEMA. It is located inside the Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of the city of Turin. Inaugur...
 

 

VIDEO Interview with Paolo Manera Director of Torino Film Commission at the closing of Torino Film Industry

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Paolo Manera, Director of Torino Film Commission at the press conference of Torino Film Industry Press conference moderated by TFF director Steve della Casa with the directors of the Torino Film Industry sections Alice Kanterian ...
 

 

VIDEO "Do not expect too much from the end of the world" running for Oscars- Interview with leading actress Ilinca Manolache

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Once again the new film of Romanian director Radu Jude Romania will represent Romani in the race to the Oscars. Do not expect too much from the end of the world is Romania's submission  for the 224 Oscar awards in the best international  Feature category. It s the forth film by Radu Jude after Aferim!, I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians and Bad luck Banging or Loony Porn. I interviewed his leading actress Ilinca Manolache at TFF. Check the interview by Alice Kant...
 

 

VIDEO After the success in Locarno now in Turin- Radu Jude's new film-leading actress Ilinca Manolache at the press conference

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Nu te astepta pre mult de la sfarsitul lumii is the Romanian title, not short either. The international one is "Do not expect too much from the end of the world", a long title for a long film which I watched yesterday night at the screening reserved for press which started at 8:30 pm and lasted till 11:20 pm. And long are also the working hours of the main protagononist 16-20 per day and she is in a permanent lack of sleep. In part one we follow Angela, this overworked PA who must dr...
 

 

VIDEO Conference : Silver Bear Berlinale winner Christian Petzold returns to TFF with "Afire" out of competicion

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  After winning the Silver Bear at Berlinale earlier this year, German director Christian Petzold returns to the TFF with "Afire" out of competicion and for a masterclass which took place on the 27.11 at the Cavallerizza in Turin.         Whaty is his new film about? Two German friends are heading to the German Baltic Sea, their dfestination is a house owned by Felix’s mother. The writer, Leon (Thomas Schubert), and his friend, Felix (L...
 

 

VIDEO: World premiere at Turin FF - Immortals. The Wonders of the The Museo Egizio - Interview with Dr. Christian Greco

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The world premiere of "Immortals. The Wonders Of The Museo Egizio" took place yesterday November 26 at the Romano Cinema in Turin with the director Dr. Christian Greco and the president Evelina Christellin of the Egyptian Museum presents, aswell as the director Michele Mally. The documentary takes viewers on a journey through the fascinating history of ancient Egypt's most beautiful archaeological finds. We also follow Kha, an architect and builder of tombs for pharaohs, on h...
 

 

VIDEO Interview with Evelina Christillin-President of the Egyptian Museum-200 years anniversary 2024

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https://www.museoegizio.it/en/   Evelina Christillin, the President of the Egyptian Museum in Torino aka Museo Egizio gave a press conference on 26.11, presenting the new documentary "Immortals. The wonders of the Museo Egizio" . Our interview took place after the press conference.    Evelina Christillin is a powerful woman. From 2000 to 2007 Evelina Christillin, acting as Vice President Vicar of the TOROC - Committee for the Organization of the Winter Olympi...
 

 

VIDEO: Catrinel Marlon celebrates the world premiere of her debut film "Girasoli" at Torino FF on the day dedicated to women

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Model and actress Catrinel Marlon the host of yesterday opening ceremony of the 41 Torino International Film Festival-TFF explores new horizons in Torino. She is celebrating her directorial debut here in Torino. A very emotional Catrinel, took the stage today at 5:30 pm in front of her cast and the audience presenting „Girasoli/Sunflowers“ at the Cinema Romano. This is a world premiere, not only the audience also her cast is seeing the film for the very first time. Her talented lea...
 

 

Torino Film Fest opened with Pupi Avati

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  Catrinel Marlon, Steve della Casa, director of TFF and Enzo Ghigo President of the  Museum of Cinema   Pupi Avati: director, producer, screenwriter and great storyteller was the exceptional star of the opening ceremony of the 41st Torino Film Festival honoring one of the great masters of Italian cinema.  During the course of the event – hosted by Steve Della Casa, director of the 41st Torino Film Festival and longstanding voice of Hollywood Party – a numbe...
  

VENTANA SUR IN ACTION

VIDEO Madrid open door to Europe conference at Ventana Sur

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In recent years, the Community of Madrid has become the spearhead of the Ibero-American sector, thanks to its policy of support for the industry in terms of aid, fiscal and legal security, as well as being one of the safest regions in Europe. We will present the benefits and opportunities for the audiovisual sector in Madrid, as well as the events that take place in relation to the Community.   PANELISTS Gonzalo Cabre...
 

SELECTION 2023 - Animation! Mentoring Program for Female Creators

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  With the objective of implementing actions in favor of gender parity that will help build a more equitable and diverse animation industry, we announce the fourth edition of the Animation! Special Mentoring Program for Female Creators. The initiative has been developed with the support of the Institut Français d'Argentine, the MIFA Market of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation as a strategic partner.  After ...
 

 

Back to sunny busy day 4 at Ventana Sur

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Welcome to a New Edition of Ventana Sur!  CHECK THE HIGHLIGHTS! Thursday, November 30th! For the full program click here.     SCREENING - SEMILLAS 09:30 hs - CINEMARK 7  Director: Eliana Niño   &nb...
 

 

Filmfestivals.com will cover next Ventana Sur with online dailies November 27 to December 1st

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Ventana Sur is the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America, and it is a must in the schedule of distributors and buyers from the international industry. Organized by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the Marché du Film – Cannes Film Festival, Ventana Sur brings together all the different players from the...
 

 

VIDEO Interview with Ventana Sur Co Director Guillaume Esmiol

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Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin met with Guillaume Esmiol, Cannes Market Director and co-director of Ventana Sur at UCA while the market is in full gear buzzing with record attendance. Ventana Sur is the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America, and it is a must in the schedule of distributors and buyers from the international industry. Organized by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the Marché du Film – Cannes Film Festival, ...
 

 

VIDEO Thierry Fremaux introduces Cannes winner "Anatomy of a Fall", and a bit more...

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The Cannes Film Festival film week is taking place from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 3 at the Gaumont Cinema with the support of INCAA and Marché du film – Cannes Festival within the framework of the 15th edition of Ventana Sur. Thierry Fremaux Cannes Festival director selected the winners, and I was happy to watch Justine Trier 's winning courtroom thriller (Palme d'or). Anatomy of a Fall had its world premiere at the 76th Can...
 

 

Day 3 at Ventana Sur

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Welcome to a New Edition of Ventana Sur!  CHECK THE HIGHLIGHTS! Wednesday, November 29th! For the full program click here.             SCREENING - GLÓRIA 09:30 hs - CIN...
 

 

VIDEO Brazilian AudiovisualIndustry and opportunity opening speech

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CONFERENCE - OVERVIEW OF BRAZILIAN AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION WITH SÃO PAULO Nov 27th 16:00 hs - Auditorium 1 Explore the current scenario of the audiovisual industry in Brazil, going through its successes, challenges and innovations. Also, learn about the partnership opportunities available for industry professionals interested in collaborating with Brazil, with a special focus on São Paulo, one of the main audiovisual capitals in Latin America...
 

 

VIDEO Visit to Buenos Aires Museum of Fine Art and Decorative Arts

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Great experiences and emotions on my arrival in Buenos Aires a day before the Ventana Sur Market opened: very happy to share them! I was so surprised and thrilled to see such a strong presence from french impressionists in the museum! do NOT miss that while in Buenos Aires! PS the museum visits were free!   ...
 

 

Interview /interviewed impromptu chat tango in front of the pink house

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I was walking and admiring the pink house on May plazza, and watched an interview end in front of me, I was asked for an Interview myself which I have gladly, although I was asked about political views on the new elected president, the interview came out fun, and I decided to return the favor and interviewed Alain Delon from AladinoTV.com in New York.This is how they describe their TV and mission:   ALADINO TV is fun, spectacular and unique. It is based in Manhatta...
 

 

First Impressions from a rookie in Ventana Sur

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Ventana Sur: The place to be if you are into LATAM content from or for Latin America. A place to relax after work: the Starbucks Cafe with a great view and internet Change will make your meals cheap 10 to 20 $? : go for the blue dollars of course (in change boutiques or in the streets about 950 for a dollar. A must-see visit to la Recoleta area with fantastic trees, 200 years old rubber tree, tango scenes in the streets and restaurants, amazing cemetary, cafe la Biela for a drink... Sunny ...
 

 

It s another sunny Day 2 at Ventana Sur

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  Welcome to a New Edition of Ventana Sur!  CHECK THE HIGHLIGHTS! Tuesday, November 28th! For the full program click here.     SCREENING - EL REGRESADO 09:30 hs - CINEMARK 7  Director: Armando Capó   ...
 

 

It s sunny Day 1 at Ventana Sur

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  Welcome to a New Edition of Ventana Sur !  CHECK THE HIGHLIGHTS! Monday, November 27th! For the full program click here.         SCREENING - EL CASERO 17:30 hs - CINEMARK 7  D...
 

 

Submissions to Fantasporto close end November

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSE END OF NOVEMBER So farmore than 1500 film submissions from over 70 countries   Fantasporto announced today that the film submissions for the 44th edition of the Porto International Film Festival | Fantasporto'2024 will close at the end of this month and the line-up for this edition will be announced in December. The final program will be announced in January. Fantasporto 2024 will take place from March 1 to 10 at the Batalha Centro de Cinema and, possibly, at other...
 

 

 

2023 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Virtual Festival, Part 2

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The WCFF will return to New York, NY in October 2024. This year we moved the film festival to Boston, MA and proudly have a virtual event for a global audience to enjoy. The next in theater with a live audience event takes place in Naples, FL the week of January 16-22, 2024 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Education Center. In the meantime please enjoy over 100 documentary film, many of which are world premieres and ward winning through our partner Ecoflix. http://www.ecoflix.co...
 
 

PORTO FEMME 2024 calling for submissions

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The seventh edition of Porto Femme will be held from April 16th to 21st, 2024. The submissions can be made on the Filmfreeway and Festhome platforms. The regular deadline runs until December 01st and the extended deadline until December 15th, 2023!   PORTO FEMME 2024 -SUBMISSIONS OPEN   ...
 

 

Opening gala interviews at SIFFA UK

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SIFFA UK 2023, November 20--27, is taking place in London at the Vue Cinema in Piccadilly and also in Castle Cinema in Hackney. This is about connecting filmmakers to their audiences and giving them hope for peace and a platform for a better understanding and exchange of culture. At these difficult times we believe the Great Britain must be truly great to support the culture. As a festival, this is what we can offer and invest in our culture. For more info visit: www.siffa.media.com ...
 

 

FOCUS 2023: Full Programme Announced

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  We are delighted to announce the full FOCUS 2023 programme, taking place at the Business Design Centre London on 5 & 6th December. Join the gathering of thousands of screen professionals at the only free end-of-year event catering to the entire screen sector. Apply for a Complimentary Delegate Badge and enjoy a packed programme of curated sessions, meetings and networking opportunities.   Whether you're involved in film,...
 

 

Vacation: Tryon International Film Festival

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Frustrated Vacationer, In the eternal pursuit of a getaway that doesn't involve inflated beach house prices or campgrounds demanding a second mortgage, my beloved partner and I stumbled upon a revelation—why not ditch the chaos and explore a smaller town? And what better companion for this adventure than a film festival? Welcome to Tryon, NC, our unsuspecting hero in the battle against vacation woes. Bid farewell to the days of sandy shores and reasonably price...
 
 
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FIlMS IN FOCUS

Karim Quelhaj's films retrospective at Fantasporto 2024

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Fantasporto 2024 is pleased to announce the complete retrospective of the director who won Fantasporto'2023 with the film MEGALOMANIA. Karim Quelhaj's. The retrospective include the films Parabole, Le Repas du Singe, L'Oeil Silencieux, Une Realité par seconde and, of course, Megalomaniac. There will be a MOVIE TALK with his participation and his producer Florence Saâdi, who has agreed to be a member of the International Jury. A symbolic tribute to the Belgian director is...
 

Afreximbank announces $1-billion African Film Fund

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Mrs. Kanayo Awani, Executive Vice President, Intra-African Trade Bank, Afreximbank delivering her opening statement Mrs. Awani said that the fund would oversee film financing, co-finance with large studios, finance African filmmakers and finance producers and directors of film projects across the continent The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) is working on the establishment of a $1-billion African Film Fund to be launched in 2024 to support the continent&rs...V

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AWARDS WATCH

Award winners of the 26th edition the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

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The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) ends tomorrow, Sunday, November 26. The winners of this 26th edition were revealed during the awards ceremony which took place this evening at the Cinémathèque québécoise.   GRAND PRIZE FOR INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION Knit's Island by Guilhem Causse, Ekiem Barbier and Quentin L’helgoualc’h (France)   “Through their ability to immerse us in an unlikely community and bear...
 

 

Announcing the Winners of the 2023 WA Screen Culture Awards

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Lights, camera, celebration! The curtain has fallen on the 2023 WA Screen Culture Awards (WASCAs), an ode to the creative spirit of screen practitioners in Western Australia. Held at Luna Cinemas Leederville on Sunday 26 November, and hosted by the hilarious YouTuber and comedian Ethan Marrell – AKA Ozzy Man Reviews, the WASCAs are a vibrant tribute to our local industry.   Organised by the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the WAS...
 

 

72nd IFFMH: Announcing the Award-Winners

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In Flames‹ by Zarrar Kahn has received the 30,000-euro International Newcomer Award for the best film in the competition.‌ The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award for the best screenplay, which was raised to 15,000 euros this year, goes to Nick Pinkerton for ›The Sweet East, directed by Sean Price Williams. The Student Jury has honoured ›Without Air‹ by Katalin Moldovai with the 5,000-euro Student Award.  An Endless Sunday‹ by Alain Parroni has received...
 

 

Mallorca Celebrates Record-Breaking Festival and Winners

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Special guests Erik Messerschmidt, ASC, Isabel Coixet and Daniel Brühl with Festival Director Sandra Lipski during the Opening Night 2023 in Palma de Mallorca. The 12th Mallorca International Film Festival has concluded with record-breaking success!   We thank everyone for attending and participating. Special thanks to our sponsors and partners for their unwavering support. We're thrilled to announce that this year's festival has broken all records in submissions, f...
 
 
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PEOPLE IN FOCUS

Annegret Richter becomes new artistic director for the ITFS

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  New artistic director for the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film:  Spearheading ITFS: Annegret Richter joins Heike Mozer    In June of this year, Heike Mozer took over the commercial management, and now the artistic position of the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH (FMF) has also been filled: Annegret Richter, an experienced curator and festival organiser who has known and accompanied the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) for years, is...
 

VENTURA announces the experts participating in its professional training programme

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A group of leading international film experts and professionals will participate in the first stage of VENTURA, consisting of a professional training programme aimed at the producers representing the five Spanish projects, selected from among the more than 200 applications received. This series of training sessions, which will take place from 11th to 15th December, aims to provide and enrich knowledge on financing, co-production, distribution, marketing, sustainability, audience design an...
 

VIDEO: FilmFest Munich director Christoph Gröner interviewed

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Festival director Christoph Gröner with the moderators of the closing ceremony Christina Wolf and Malte Borkmann, in the background the festival team. Watch his video Interview below! "Munich as a city is always worth visiting, and in case you are into films you should not miss the international film festivals taking place in the Bavarian capital, bringing glamour into the city, transforming several spots into red carpet venues. This transformation occures not only once but twice a ...
 

 

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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

April 16, 2024

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DEADLINE - DECEMBER 31, 2023
JUDGING BEGINS - DECEMBER
STORYTELLERS GALA - APRIL 16, 2024

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards honors content in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Embracing all aspects of the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today's global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers by recognizing innovators in our 14 Category Groups: News Program, News Reports/Feature, Sports Program, Documentary, Entertainment Program, Entertainment Special, Craft Program, Promotion/Open & ID,  Craft Promotion/Open & ID, Streaming, Student, Films, Corporate Image, and Craft Films/Productions.

 

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Fantasporto 2024

March 1-10,2024
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Final deadline for shorts and features: November 30th 2023
 
 
The 44th edition of the PORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2024 will take place from March 1st till the 10th of 2024 at BATALHA CENTRO DE CINEMA
The Festival main purpose is screening and promoting films of quality, both aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking.
Submitted films must be portuguese premieres of films shot in 2023
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Global Entertainment Awards 

 

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Early Bird deadline: December 31 2023

The Global Entertainment Awards honour the role marketing and promotion play in powering the entertainment industry. We celebrate the creative people around the world whose work drives us to want, play, watch and listen to entertainment.

7 Regions. 4 Consumer Entertainment Markets.

26 Awards Categories. Pricing

Early Bird Entry Deadline 31 December 2023.

Regional Winners announced February 2024.
Global Entertainment Awards Winners announced March 2024.

 

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Earlybird Deadline October 6

Regular Deadline  November 17

Late Deadline December 8

Extended Deadline December 29, 2023

Notifications March 8, 2024

Event Date April 23 – 27  2024

Submissions end December 31st,  2023, submit through filmfreeway.com, or through the festivals website, myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com
Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission, one of the top festivals in the world by Film international and touted by many as one of the most important independent film festivals in the circuit. We are passionate about film and it shows!

The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology.

 

We look forward to viewing your film /project! 

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NYC Independent Film Festival

June 5 - 8, 2024

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August 31, 2023 Earlybird Deadline
November 30, 2023 Regular Deadline
January 15, 2024 Late Deadline
February 15, 2024 Extended Deadline

Home of the NYC Indie Awards the festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYCIndieFF 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.

NYCIndieFF honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Covid Diaries, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) will hold a physical festival this year. We will celebrate the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYCIndieFF is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

 

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

April 24 – 28, 2024

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Regular Deadline: January 8, 2024

 

RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE SUBMISSION FEE BY MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TOP REVIEWED ON FilmFreeway, JDIFF is known for its networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! And most importantly, lots of FREE FOOD in our filmmaker lounge, where many friendships and collaborations have been made.

JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and is truly geared for the best experience!

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

JDIFF acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world and is committed to bringing world class entertainment to the heart of the midwest.

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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 19-20, 2023
 

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Earlybird Deadline December 17, 2023
 

Regular Deadline February 11, 2024
Late Deadline March 9, 2024
Extended Deadline April 9, 2024

The 6th annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) 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, 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, Best Lifestyle Short, Best Fashion Short, Best Music Video, Best Female Filmmaker Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, Best Activism Short, Best Micro Short Award, Industry Excellence Award, and Lifetime Achievement Awards . Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media, and influencers.

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ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION  carefuly curated by Bruno Chatelin

Wild Genius Robert Trivers documentary by Susan Kucera

Social impact documentary on evolutionary biologist Robert Travis,  1h 12 USA September 2023

Wild Genius portrays the exceptional life, career and mental health challenges of living legend Robert Trivers, the evolutionary biologist TIME magazine named as “one of the greatest scientists of the 20th Century”. Harvard psychologist and best selling Author, Steven Pinker calls him “an under-appreciated genius, and one of history’s greatest thinkers in the analysis of behavior and emotion.” An advocate for civil rights, Trivers’ straightforward logic makes an empowering case: understanding our evolutionary past isn't a life sentence but a liberating force.  Wild Genius is an entertaining and intellectual odyssey that challenges us to confront our evolutionary roots and societal taboos, daring us to think differently about ourselves and our place in the natural world. This isn't just the story of a groundbreaking scientist; it's an invitation to transform our understanding of life itself. We have the cognitive tools to know ourselves better and, by extension, to make a better world.

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Maya by Julia Verdin
USA 2023 1hour 44 minutes written and directed by Julia Verdin

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Teenage Maya is raised in a household stricken by her father’s abandonment.
Maya makes the wrong encounter on social media and meets Ray a handsome stranger she falls for: he encourages Maya to run away from home...she ends up being set up for appointments with Ray’s “clients” until Police finds her. Can Maya's mother help her get back on her feet, or will Maya be forever lost to the dark world she has fallen prey to?

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Gender Transformation The Untold Realities 
USA 2023 1 hour 23 minutes written and directed by Tobias Elvhage and Liza Morberg

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Through the real-life experience of several transgender youth and expert interviews, this docudrama provides an uncensored look into the forces behind this movement and reveals untold stories you have never heard.

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Unseen Crisis Documentary by Cindy Drukier
Canada 2023

Some who took vaccine with the noblest of intentions experienced unexpected debilitating aftereffects. Instead of compassion, they were met with skepticism; instead of being helped they were shunned; instead of being heard, they were silenced. Join us as we bring their stories out of the shadows so they can be heard and seen and no longer alone.

And yet nobody's coming to the rescue of truth?

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Sibel's Silence by Aly Yeganeh

France 93 minutes

August 2014. ISIS invades the city of Sinjar, home to a religious minority called the Yazidis, in the north west of Irak.

Sibel, a 13-year-old girl, witnesses the slaughter of her entire family. 
Alongside thousands of other women and young girls from her community, she is then kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery.

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Rear View Cataclysm by Eric Frodsham

2023 USA 96 minutes

Rear View Cataclysm is the story of two brothers and an ex-girlfriend who try to recapture the love and passion and of their past. Edison is trapped in a toxic marriage and invites down-on-his-luck brother, Blake (Jason Liebrecht), to a popular local music festival. Broke and depressed, Blake agrees, not realizing that Edison has also invited Mazie (Caroline Ducey), his ex-girlfriend.  No one can predict the course of desire, reconciliation and regret that unfolds. Set against the barren landscapes of rural Texas and featuring the hypnotic sounds of Grouper and Govinda along with Punk Rock Bands Zounds and The Jesus LizardRear View Cataclysm is a feast for the heart and senses.

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Palmarès des Écrans Documentaires

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© Après le rouge, Marie Sizorn, GREC / IUT de Corse (2023)   PALMARÈS 2023 Hier soir à l'Espace Jean Vilar était dévoilé le Palmarès de cette 27ème édition des Écrans Documentaires. Chaque année, un jury composé de professionnel·le·s du cinéma remet le Prix des Écrans Documentaires. Nous remercions chaleureusement Callisto Mc Nulty, ...
 
 

Cesar 2024: La liste des Révélations

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