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: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

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

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

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

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Best Trailers for November 2020

 

Robert Bodrog


The latest film industry and film festival news across Europe.


feed

John Ford Film Symposium in Dublin, June 7 - 10

Both Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles called him their favorite director. On set, John Wayne called him “Coach”. Jimmy Stewart referred to him simply as “Boss”. In a career that spanned over 60 years, few directors have rivaled John Ford in terms of creative output, popular success, critical acclaim or overall influence on the craft of cinema. And from June 7th to 10th, Ford fans and scholars will converge on Dublin for the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, organized by the Irish Film and Television Academy.

The four day event will feature a wide variety of lectures, screenings and panel discussions centered around the theme of films and filmmaking inspired and informed by Ford's work. And there is a lot of material to cover. Ford directed 137 films, as well as dozens of shorts and documentaries, and holds the record for having won the most Oscars (six) for his directorial work. Not surprisingly, he was the first director to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.

Born John Martin Feeney on February 1, 1894 in Cape Elizabeth in the American state of Maine, he was the eleventh and last child of an Irish immigrant family. “Jack” was introduced to the movie industry by his brother Francis “Ford” who made his way west to California and directed a number of silent films. After appearing as one of the Klansmen in D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation”  (1915), Jack began acting in his brother’s one and two reelers, and soon started directing his own films and took as his new moniker the name of the Jacobean dramatist John Ford.

In celebration of Ford's first major work, “The Iron Horse” (1924), the symposium's opening night gala on June 7th will present the film at the National Concert Hall with live musical accompaniment by the RTE Concert Orchestra. At the time he directed it, the western had widely fallen out of public favor and was generally considered a low-brow genre. But the film, which told the story of the building of the trans-continental railroad, changed all that, and almost single-handedly made the Western respectable, proving the genre could engender works of visual excellence and storytelling, and do it on a grand scale.

Renowned film historian and screenwriter Joseph McBride, author of the biography “Searching for John Ford” will deliver the opening lecture on June 8, which will provide an extensive overview of Ford's career evolution from camera assistant to one of the most celebrated and accomplished directors in cinema history.

The symposium programme will also include a public lecture and interview on June 8 by director Peter Bogdanovich, whose 1971 documentary “Directed by John Ford” played a vital role in reviving interest in Ford among the public and critics. Mr. Bogdanovich will discuss his friendship with the director and the significance of Ford's work as a director.

Other symposium highlights will include screenings of some of Ford's most popular and critically acclaimed work, including “The Grapes of Wrath”, “Fort Apache”, “The Quiet Man”, “The Informer”, a free public screening of “The Searchers”, and for the first time in Ireland, a screening of the silent film “Upstream”, long thought to be lost, which was rediscovered in New Zealand in 2009 and subsequently restored. Peter Bogdanovich's documentary “Directed by John Ford” will also be presented.

Additionally, the symposium will feature a series of daily panel discussions by a number of internationally renowned film experts, which will cover various aspects of Ford's work and its continuing impact on contemporary filmmakers.

So, if you're a Ford fan, Dublin is the place to be from June 7th - 10th. The Dublin Author's Festival also runs from June 4th - 10th, so book your hotel ASAP if you're planning to attend.

For further information about the symposium and a full listing of the programme and special events, go to: www.johnfordireland.org

My website: www.bodrog.com

 

Links

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 AFM Director

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from

> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest
 
Cannes / Marche du film online

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
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

Top 3 Tech Innovations in Film History

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

User images

About Robert Bodrog

gersbach.net