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Tallinn Black Nights sets focus on Arab cinema

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s 23rd edition will see a focus on Arab cinema, as the festival screens 14 films in the specially curated programme In Focus: Sizzling Arabia, showcasing highlights from the last decade. According to the curator, Intishal Al Timimi, a Black Nights curator who is also the head of the programme of the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, the special programme is most likely the largest of its kind ever screened at an international festival...


Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event reveal 2019 Works In Progress titles

18 films in production or post-production looking for sales agents or festivals for international premieres will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Work in Progress sessions on November the 26 and 27th. Both the Baltic Event, showcasing Baltic and Finnish projects, as well as International Works in Progress, compete for the same awards this year - the Post Production Award by Post Control, a Helsinki based high-end post-production house, in the amount of 10 000 E...

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The 4th International Film Festival & Awards • Macao Announces Festival Programme

The International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) today announced its programme at a press conference in Macao, officiated by Carina Lau, the Hong Kong star who will attend as Talent Ambassador for the 4th edition of the festival.   Opening with the gala premiere of Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit on Thursday 5 December IFFAM will run until Tuesday 10 December.   Continuing to showcase the best of Asian and international cinema the programme includes 10 films in I...

For its 41st edition, the Festival des 3 Continents will be presenting a resolutely polymorphic programme, composed of 93 films, including 23 short films, often previously unseen, covering all forms of cinema : past, present, popular, spectacular, original. OFFICIAL SELECTION – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION   This year, 9 films are in competition. Produced in 2019, they are will be having their first French or world showing in Nantes. The programme is composed of five fiction film... 

19th edition of River to River Florence Indian Film Festival Highlights

19th EDITION HIGHLIGHTS RIVER TO RIVER FLORENCE INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL  The 19th edition of River to River Florence Indian Film Festival will take place from 5 to 10 December at cinema La Compagnia in Florence (Via Cavour 50 r). The Festival will open on Thursday December 5th with the beautiful The Sky is Pink, based on a a true story. Big success at the Toronto Film Festival and starring Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, it will be introduced in Flore...



  Next year, May 2020, we're celebrating the 10th birthday of the International Uranium Film Festival(link is external)and we want to bring the best nuclear films and its filmmakers from the last ten years together with new productions to Rio de Janeiro. „We founded the International Uranium Film Festival in 2010 and published our first Call for Entry a few months before the Fukushima nuclear disaster happened“, remembers festival...
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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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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.”        

Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper to Step Aside

After 30 Years on Staff, 11 as DirectorJohn Cooper will Assume Newly-Created Emeritus Director Role Following 2020 Festival. Sundance Institute announced today that John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, will move into a newly-created Emeritus Director role following the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. 2020 will mark his 30th Sundance Film Festival, and his 11th year as Festival Director.   The new role will focus on special projects and overseeing the 40th anniversa...

Video: Lina Wertmüller receives an Honorary Award at the 2019 Governors Awards

Lina Wertmüller receives an Honorary Oscar at the 2019 Governors Awards on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hollywood. ...

Video: David Lynch receives an Honorary Award at the 2019 Governors Awards

In honor of the 11th Annual Governors Awards, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented last night (10/27) Honorary Awards (Oscar® statuettes) to actor Wes Studi, director Lina Wertmüller, director David Lynch and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to actor Geena Davis.      Isabella Rossellini honors David Lynch at the Governors Awards on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hollywood.   ...

Internationally Acclaimed Director Yoji Yamada Discusses His Landmark New Film Tora-san, Wish You Were Here

A press conference featuring the internationally acclaimed director Yoji YAMADA and his latest film, Tora-san, Wish You Were Here, was held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) on October 3. ©2019 TIFF   Takeo HISAMATSU, Festival Director of the 32nd TIFF, discussed this year’s TIFF highlights, while Japan Now Programming Advisor Kohei ANDO discussed the Japan Now Section. Dur...
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Nominations announced for the 2019 Rose d’Or Awards

  We are proud to announce the nominees for the 2019 Rose d’Or Awards. Across the ten categories works from across the world have been nominated, creating a diverse and dynamic shortlist. From the pop culture phenomenon Carpool Karaoke, to social experiment Black Out and comedy mockumentary Couples Therapy, the nominations showcase a wide range of subject matter and stylistic approach. Previous winners of the prestigious award include The Crown, Gogglebox and The Graham Norton ...

Your Script Produced Award Ceremony with Tribute to late John Singleton

An intimate reception with winners and friends took place at Bombay Palcae in Beverly Hills. Sheila Shah and Doval Bacall hosted the event Doval Bacall festival founder with Justice Singleton who attended to accept the tribute to her late father John Singleton, (Boyz'n The Hood) Ted Campbell Blue Motel Grand Prize Winner will see his winning script produced for a quarter of a million dollars, Doval Bacall producing. photos Bruno Chatelin ...

John Singleton Receives Your Script Produced! Lifetime Achievement Award, Daughter Justice Singleton to Accept

         MEDIA ALERT   WHAT   John Singleton Receives Your Script Produced! Lifetime Achievement Award, Daughter Justice Singleton to Accept   Ultimate Grand Prize Winner: Feature Film to Have Project Produced With $250,000 Budget, Finalist List   International Actress Sheila Shah to Host Event   Season 2 Submissions Now Open, Sponsored by International Screenwriters’ Association   WHERE   Bombay Palace, 8690 Wilsh...

The 2019 Suncoast Regional 43rd Annual Emmy® Awards

  Gladius Studios Nominated for Two Emmy® Awards For Animated Series Fantomville The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter has announced Gladius Studios, the largest animation studio in the Caribbean and team members Heri Martinez de Dios (CEO),Yamil Medina, Yanelis Barros Mattheu y José Espinoza Nazario as one of their 2019 Craft Achievement Nominees in the Technical Achievement Category for Fantomville: The Reggie Episode.   ...

The 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

American Airlines Award Inter College Short Film Competition Grand-Prix “Down Zone” Director: Takuto Okui from Osaka University of Arts      ©2019 TIFF   Tokyo Gemstone Award Josefine Frida (“Disco”) Sairi Ito (“Life: Untitled”) Riru Yoshina (“Take Over Zone”) Yui Sakuma (“I Was a Secret Bitch”)   Japanese Cinema Splash Be...

Doclisboa’19 Award Winners

DOCLISBOA will announce Joana Gusmão, Miguel Ribeiro and Joana de Sousa are the three new Directors of DocLisboa, after Cíntia Gil and Davide Oberto left    International Competition JURY: Billy Woodberry, Carlos Almeida, Jérôme Bel, Juliano Gomes, Leonor Silveira, Mania Akbari City of Lisbon Award for best International Competition film (8.000€) SANTIKHIRI SONATA, Thunska Pansittivorakul (Thailand, Germany)   Portuguese Authors So...

Iris Prize Community, Education and Micro Shorts 2020 - open for submissions!

The Iris Prize LGBT+ Community, Education and Micro Shorts Awards expands to welcome entries from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland! “It’s amazing what you can do in a minute!” – new Micro Shorts Category added to awards. Closing date for submissions is 20 December 2019 and the 2020 Awards Show will take place in Cineworld, Llandudno Junction. Organisers of The Iris Prize Community, Education and Micro Shorts Awards have announced that they will be accepting entri...

32nd TIFF 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 ...

BLUE MOTEL by Ted Campbell wins Your Script Produced Season 1

FEATURE FILM FINALISTS!   Ultimate Grand Prize Winner: Feature Film Ted Campbell- Blue Motel Genre: Thriller /Crime Feature Film Category Finalists: Action/Adventure 1. Ben Matthews. "American Youth" 2. Paul Paseli. "Massacre in Monkey Bay" ...

Video: Wes Studi receives an Honorary Award at the 2019 Governors Awards

In honor of the 11th Annual Governors Awards, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented last night (10/27) Honorary Awards (Oscar® statuettes) to actor Wes Studi, director Lina Wertmüller, director David Lynch and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to actor Geena Davis.        ...

Video: Geena Davis receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2019 Governors Awards

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Geena Davis, Honorary Award recipient Lina Wertmüller, Honorary Award recipient David Lynch, and Honorary Award recipient Wes Studi at the 2019 Governors Awards in The Ray Dolby Ballroom on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hollywood, CA. Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.     ...

16 student winners from colleges and universities around the world honored at the 46th Student Academy Awards®

Alternative film winner Georden West prior to the 46th Annual Student Academy Awards® on Thursday, October 17, in Beverly Hills. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored its student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 46th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by filmmakers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Melina Matsoukas, Gr...
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INDIA in focus with Siraj Syed  


Bala, Review: Haireditory and dark humour

Bala, Review: Haireditory and dark humour Two films in rapid succession about hair loss are about as rare as a new lock of hair sprouting on a bald pate. Whereas Ujda Chaman had the relatively unknown Sunny Singh Nijjar and Maanvi Gagroo playing the lead roles, Bala has National Award winning (shared) actor Ayushmann Khurrana, and by now well established actresses Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam. Time has come when insider jokes, vulgar dialogue, mimicry and stand-up comedy are expected from K...

Midway, Review: Exactly

Midway, Review: Exactly When you make a war movie, based on facts, you might be motivated to give a slightly balanced view of events, for every country that goes to war has its reasons and its heroes. Your sympathies might lie with the nation where the film is produced, yet, unless your motive is jingoism and ultra-nationalism, you will give some weightage to the enemy’s point of view. Also, a faithful recreation means detailing and realistic characterisation, which when juxtaposed agai...

Prithvi Festival 2019, Review—Ek Natak Aisa Bhi: Beggars can be choosers

Prithvi Festival 2019, Review—Ek Natak Aisa Bhi: Beggars can be choosers Begging is an art, as has been repeatedly proven by reports of fortunes being discovered after the death of certain beggars and the numerous jokes about begging. In Ek Natak Aisa Bhi (A Play of This Type), by Rangshila Theatre Group, the author chronicles the adventures and mishaps that occur in the lives of two professional beggars, who work in tandem. Largely a string of jokes, many derived from films and film-st...

Prithvi Festival 2019: Untitled 1, Review--Poison, its forms, uses and doses

Prithvi Festival 2019: Untitled 1, Review--Poison, its forms, uses and doses As a Big Brother is Watching state, the concept was explored by George Orwell in 1948. He called it ‘1984’, by merely reversing the last two digits of the year he wrote the book in, and placing it 36 years into the future. Playwright Annie Zaidi sets Untitled1 in the present, or the very near future, with the same concept: An authoritarian state that wants to control what people say, hear, watch, write, r...

Hellaro, Review: Say Hello to Hellaro

by Siraj Syed Curiosity about the film has been rather high, considering it won the Best Feature Film at the National Film Awards, being the first Gujarati language film ever to bag the honour, with a Special Jury prize for its 13 female actors to boot. Hellaro (The Outburst) is to be the opening film of the Indian Panorama Section at the 50th International Film Festival of India, Goa, and an official entry in the Best Debut director category. There is little doubt that it is one of the best ...

Last Christmas, Review: Rom-com gone tragi-com

Last Christmas, Review: Rom-com gone tragi-com A film that is titled Last Christmas could work its title two ways, either as the last Christmas of someone who is not going to see another one, or as referring to something that happened at last year’s Christmas. Since it chooses the latter path, you presume it will be a film full of happy memories of the lead actors. Sadly, there is very little that is happy about Last Christmas. For all it is worth, the title might have had the former co...

Prithvi Festival 2019: Slippery Phislan and murderous Haye…Maar Dala Re

Prithvi Festival 2019: Slippery Phislan and murderous Haye…Maar Dala Re Started by the family of his youngest son, Shashi Kapoor, in memory of Papaji Prithviraj Kapoor, in 1978, Prithvi Theatre, built in the amphi-theatre style in upmarket Juhu, opened its doors to theatre groups and drama-lovers in 1978. First, its moving spirit was Jennifer Kendal, Shashi’s wife, and daughter of a theatre doyen, Geoffrey Kendal. When she had an untimely death, her daughter Sanjana took over the...

Prithvi Festival: Piyush Mishra’s Gagan Damama Bajyo, rivetting study of the life and times of Bhagat Singh, sets the tone

Prithvi Festival: Piyush Mishra’s Gagan Damama Bajyo, rivetting study of the life and times of Bhagat Singh, sets the tone Besides Mohandas Karamchand ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi, two other freedom fighters are often cited as heroes of the Indian freedom struggle against its colonial British masters: ‘Netaji’ Subhashchandra Bose and ‘Shaheed’ Bhagat Singh. Bose went abroad, formed the Indian National Army (INA/Azad Hind Fauj) and waged armed battles against the ...

IFFI 50, XII: Rajinikanth to be Icon of Golden Jubilee

IFFI 50, XII: Rajinikanth to be Icon of Golden Jubilee Union (Central Government) Information & Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar, announced on November 02 that, “In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the ‘Icon of the Golden Jubilee of IFFI 2019’ is being conferred on cine-star Shri. S. RajiniKanth”, said Javadekar. Carpenter-turned-porter-turned-bus conduc...

IFFI 50, XI: Kashmiri film Nooreh to open non-feature Indian Panorama

IFFI 50, XI: Kashmiri film Nooreh to open non-feature Indian Panorama The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will witness over 200 best films  from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in Indian panorama section and around 10,000 delegates and film-lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition. Indian Panorama is a flagship section of IFFI, which showcases the best of contemporary Indian Feature and Non-Feature Films of the years. This ...

IFFI 50, X: International Jury for IFFI 2019 has Bailey, Campillo, Yang, Ramsay and Sippy

IFFI 50, X: International Jury for IFFI 2019 has Bailey, Campillo, Yang, Ramsay and Sippy John Bailey, Cinematographer and Ex-President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the body that awards the Oscars) will chair the International Jury of 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). French film-maker Robin Campillo, who was also a member of the Cannes International Jury 2019, renowned Chinese film-maker Zhang Yang and Ms. Lynne Ramsay, who is one of the leading lights...

IFFI 50, IX: 13 International films and 2 Indian films in the competition at IFFI 2019

IFFI 50, IX: 13 International films and 2 Indian films in the competition at IFFI 2019 Each year, the coveted ‘Golden Peacock’ prize is given to one movie in the International Competition Section. It carries a cash prize of Rs. 40 lakhs (4 million), to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, a Trophy and a citation. This year, the International Competition consists of 15 movies, produced and/or co-produced by 22 countries. Two entries are from India. Here is the...

IFFI 50, VIII: Debut Film Competition entries announced

IFFI 50, VIII: Debut Film Competition entries announced The 50th International Film Festival of India announced the seven films in Debut Competition section of the festival. The festival, which has been a launch pad to several film-makers over the past 66 years, aims at bringing forth the best first time film-makers of the year in this section. Algerian film Abou Leila, directed by Amin Sidi-Boumedine, Korean film Romang, by LEE Chang-geun, Romanian film Monsters, by Mar...

IFFI 50, VII: Isabelle Huppert to get Lifetime Achievement Award; 50 women’s films to be screened

IFFI 50,VII: Isabelle Huppert to get Lifetime Achievement Award; 50 women’s films to be screened One of the most famous and most popular French actresses of her generation, Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Panaji, Goa, 2019. This was announced by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi yesterday. The Union Mi...

IFFI 50, VI: Soul of Asia Retrospective of seven landmark movies

IFFI 50, VI: Soul of Asia Retrospective of seven landmark movies IFFI 2019, in its 50th edition, will be presenting a specially curated section which consists of some of the new and dynamic films that have made their mark, from across various Asian countries, and have been directed by Asian film-makers. With this spirit in mind, it has been named, Soul of Asia. Films to be showcased in this section are: Feelings to Tell, by Wen LI Summer is the Coldest Season, by Sun Zhou The Fourth Wal...

IFFI 50, V: Kaleidoscope selection of 20 films announced today

IFFI 50, V: Kaleidoscope selection of 20 films announced today 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) today announced the list of films to be screened in Festival Kaleidoscope, one of the most important sections of the festival. Festival Kaleidoscope section of 50th IFFI brings under one umbrella exotic films from around the world for film aficionados, who will flock to the festival at Panaji, Goa, in just under three weeks’ time. The section showcases 20 films, hand-picked a...

IFFI 50, IV: 17 films in specially curated Master Frames section

IFFI 50, IV: 17 films in specially curated Master Frames section 2019 marks the 50th year of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019, will witness over 200 selected films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian panorama section, and more than 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition. On the occasion, a special section has been curated, called Master Frame...
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Banks on CHARLIE’S ANGELS Reboot: KStew, Naomi Scott & Ella Balinska, Nov. 15



by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Coming off her $287 M USD outing on PITCH PERFECT 2, Director Elizabeth Banks also writes the screenplay in this new incarnation of CHARLIE’S ANGELS from SONY on Nov. 15. “Sworn to Secrecy. Bound by Sisterhood” is the tagline here, with the story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn. Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen, from their previous retool of the Angel’s franchise, executive produce. Cast includes some other great...

The USA Film Festival Presents a TEXFEST Premiere Screening of CUTTER BILL


The USA Film Festival will once again present TexFest, a community showcase screening series featuring works by Texas filmmakers.   The next installment of the series will take place on Monday, December 16, 2019, at 7:30pm with a premiere screening of the new film Cutter Bill (with a pre-screening reception beginning at 6:30pm) at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.   The evening will include a screening of local filmmaker Brett Bentman's new feat... 

Shortcut to Justice - A film by Daniel Burkholz and Sybille Fezer


RomeFilmFest Santa subito by Alessandro Piva wins the "BNL People's Choice Award"

Santa subito by Alessandro Piva is the winner of the "BNL People's Choice Award" at the 14th Rome Film Fest. The "BNL People's Choice Award", in collaboration with BNL Group BNP Paribas, Main Partner of Rome Film Fest, was awarded by the viewers: the audience cast its vote for the films in the Official Selection using myCicero, the official app "RomeFilmFest" (developed by Pluservice), and on the website   SYNOPSIS Bari, late ...

"Maleficent - Mistress of Evil" - Film Review

by Emilia Ippolito After five years, we finally have the sequel to Maleficent (2014) on general release in the UK. A modern fantasy film paying tribute to Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, the sequel depicts a battle between good and evil. Mind you, it could very well make ‘abstract’ reference to political and certainly social battlefields we are witnessing right now. Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) travels to an an old castle in a different land to celebrate Aurora’s ...

32 animated features competing in the 92nd Academy Awards®

Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Abominable” “The Addams Family” “The Angry Birds Movie 2” “Another Day of Life” “Away” “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” “Children of the Sea” “Dilili in Paris” “Frozen ...

Berlinale 2020: Chile will be “Country in Focus” at the EFM

  v.l.n.r. / FLTR: Victor Abujatum (First Secretary), Matthijs Wouter Knol (Director EFM), Mariette Rissenbeek (Executive Director Berlin International Film Festival), Cecilia Mackenna (Ambassador of Chile to Germany), Diego Torres (Director ProChile Germany) © Birgit Heidfeld   During the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in 2020, Chile will be “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market (EFM). EFM’s “Country in Focus” programme was ...

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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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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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L’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma présente les "Labels Techniques"

L’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma va mettre en lumière l’excellence technique tout en facilitant le vote de ses membres. Après concertation avec les représentants des associations de professionnels des métiers techniques du cinéma, l’Académie met en place dès cette année un nouveau dispositif afin de mettre à la disposition de ses membres pour le premier tour de vote, une liste de films ...

Le Jury du 23e Festival de l'Alpe d'Huez

  José Garcia Comédien Président du Jury Filmographie sélective La Vérité si je mens ! de Thomas Gilou Jet Set de Fabien Onteniente Le Boulet de A.Berberian et F.Forestier Rire et Châtiment d'Isabelle Doval Le Mac de Pascal Bourdiaux Chez Gino de Samuel Benchetrit Vive la France de Michaël Youn Fonzy de Isabelle Doval À fond de Nicolas Benamou Chamboultout ...

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

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 ...

Palmarès du 41e Cinemed Montpellier

      Palmarès 41e Festival Cinemed Montpellier   Longs métrages ...

Les bandes annonces gagnantes de Panic! Reverse

     LES GAGNANTS DE L'EDITION 2019 L'édition 2019 de Panic! Reverse s'est achevée avec une magnifique cérémonie de remise des prix, présidée par Didier Wampas. LES BANDE-ANNONCES RÉCOMPENSÉES CETTE ANNÉE       L'ATTAQUE DES TAMPONS VOLANTS Prix du Jury. Une bande-annonce réalisée par la team WHAAT,&...

RIP Richard Pezet, un grand distributteur nous a quitté

C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous avons appris la disparition d’une grande figure du Cinéma Français, Richard Pezet nous a quittés ce lundi 28 octobre 2019. Homme de l’ombre, Richard Pezet était surtout un très grand producteur et distributeur. C’est auprès de son père qu’il apprit véritablement son métier, ensemble ils dirigeront la société de distribution AMLF (Age...

L'AAFA-Actrices Acteurs de France Associés, à travers sa commission AAFA-SOUTIENS, apporte son soutien sans faille à ADELE HAENE

Il faut du courage pour libérer la parole et d'autant plus quand c'est sa propre parole, alors nous disons que nous Actrices et Acteurs de France Associés sommes aux cotés d'ADELE HAENEL. Comme nous le serons toujours pour toutes les victimes. Et nous disons aussi qu'il est urgent maintenant que nos partenaires, producteurs audiovisuels et du spectacle vivant, directeurs de théâtre, réalisateurs, scénaristes, musiciens, te...

Top 10 films du 30/10/2019 au 05/11/2019

CARTON PLEIN POUR LE JOKER, La Belle époque s'impose en tête des démarrages 1er jour de ce mercredi 6 novembre, suivi de Midway et de Adults in the room.       ...

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 6 novembre 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.     ...

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