Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

Working on an upgrade soon.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


Quendrith Johnson

Quendrith Johnson is Los Angeles Correspondent covering everything happening in film in Hollywood... Well, the most interesting things, anyway.
@Quendrith I Facebook I


Watch Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander both as Gloria Steinem in THE GLORIAS from her memoir

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

What can you say about Gloria Steinem that the (women’s) world doesn’t already know? One thing is her quote that echoes all through the hills, including the Hollywood Hills: “The Truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” Steinem is now the subject of a new sort of adaptation of her autobiography “My Life on the Road,” a movie called THE GLORIAS. It is directed by the amazingly talented Julie Taymor, and if it wasn’t directed by a woman, well, you’d hear about that as a separate newsflash. The movie is set to be released on Sept. 30 by Roadside Attractions.GloriasMoore1

In THE GLORIAS, Steinem gets to have Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore play her younger and older selves respectively. Interesting choice to halve her selves.

Perhaps indicative of the sea change in her own life as a woman in the “Man’s World,” as described by the likes of James Brown in a song of the same name during this period.

This movie portrays Bella Abzug as... Bette Midler, perfect casting. Also you see Dolores Huerta, an activist few people understand the importance of, brought to life by Monica Sanchez. 

Here's the truth of the Women's Movement? Gloria Steinem had to hide who she was to become who she was meant to be. GloriaSteinemQJ2020

This statement will make sense to a lot of women out there who still remember the grip of that Old School Sexism that almost kept you off the playing field and out of the Boardrooms. No sports, no upper management, those bleak days for women.

Steinem kicked in that door in a PlayBoy bunny suit, among other things. 

Not bad for someone who stood at the 1963 march, as an ordinary woman, and saw that equality means for all. But even today we hear these famous words? More than a few (male) politicians have said this: “I’ve done more for blacks, latinos, and women.”

Half the population is not a minority, but imagine if you are a triple threat: a woman, a woman of color, and a woman of conscience. Gloria Steinem was two out of three, although she broke down the gender barrier for women of every persuasion, even the married housewives who just wanted to work outside the home, and raise their kids.

Steinem did this for you, and you, and your mother, wife, sister, grandmother, daughter, aunt, little girl, #STEM woman, and female stranger. THE GLORIAS catches a little of her reflected glory as Steinem reflected in our world.

All Her Glory Here

Roadside Attractions Sees THE GLORIAS This Way…

Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is an indelible icon known for her world-shaping activism, guidance of the revolutionary women’s movement, and writing that has impacted generations. In this nontraditional biopic, Julie Taymor crafts a complex tapestry of one of the most inspirational and legendary figures of modern history, based on Steinem’s own biographical book ‘My Life on the Road.’

THE GLORIAS (Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, Ryan Keira Armstrong) traces Steinem’s influential journey to prominence—from her time in India as a young woman, to the founding of Ms. magazine in New York, to her role in the rise of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s, to the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference and beyond.GLORIAS1sht2020

THE GLORIAS includes a number of iconic women who made profound contributions to the women’s movement, including Dorothy Pitman Hughes (Janelle Monáe), Flo Kennedy (Lorraine Toussaint), Bella Abzug (Bette Midler), Dolores Huerta (Monica Sanchez) and Wilma Mankiller (Kimberly Guerrero).

Taymor gives us her singular take on that rare genre- the Female Road Picture, one in which the female leads do not die in the end, and where the “narrative” is not driven by romance or a bad marriage, or unrequited love or, for that matter, men.

Gloria’s road story is about her “Meetings With Remarkable Women”. And that is a love story in itself.

Directed by Julie Taymor

Written by: Julie Taymor and Sarah Ruhl

Based on the book ‘My Life on the Road’ by Gloria Steinem

Stars: Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Bette Midler, Janelle Monáe, Lorraine Toussaint, Lulu Wilson, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Kimberly Guerrero

Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


# # #


The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with EFM (Berlin) Director



Interview with IFTA Chairman (AFM)



Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director
 dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest 
> Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Cannes / Marche du Film 



Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV


> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

User images

About Quendrith Johnson

Johnson Quendrith

LA Correspondent for

United States

View my profile
Send me a message