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Boston Jewish Film Announces Susan K. Adler as New Executive Director

Boston Jewish Film is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Adler as the new Executive Director. Adler brings more than 20 years experience in leading nonprofits, extensive development work, and strategic planning to the organization. She previously held executive roles at Cradles to Crayons, Inc., The ALS Association, and the Utility Contractors’ Association of New England, Inc. Adler’s background includes the development and management of many organization’s co...

VIDEO: Dieter Kosslick jokes during the Berlinale Kamera to Sandra Schulberg

Nothing like a good joke on film professionals. Thank you Dieter Kosslick. Checck this one: "The german filmmaker trying to take a power breakfast meeting with an american buyer at AFM, an ending in the shower?."   ...

VIDEO: Opening introduction of Sundance 2019 Robert Redford, his 34th introduction speech!

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival kicks off with Robert Redford, Executive Director Keri Putnam, Festival Director John Cooper, Director of Programming Kim Yutani, and select programmers sharing what this year has in store. Be a part of the community, a part of the conversation and watch the VIDEO.       ...

Cucalorus Board Member Jackie Olive Premieres at Sundance!

Always in Season Premieres this Saturday at Sundance! Works-in-Progress graduate, alumni of the Residency Artist Program, Filmed in NC Grant Recipient, and current Cucalorus Board Member premieres her film Always in Season at Sundance this Saturday! Congratulations, Jackie!! Get details about the Premiere >> ...

10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival - Discounted All Day Passes!

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ATTENTION NYC Indie Film Fest supporters - We hope you're just as excited as us for the upcoming 10th Annual Festival! Ten years is a big deal, and we're gonna celebrate accordingly! Wanna get your passes asap? Luckily for you, they're discounted! Head on over to FilmFreeway and purchase your passes. For any questions email us at info@nycindieff.com    https://filmfreeway.com/NYCIndieFF/tickets     ...

Yehonatan Indursky Attends Autonomies U.S. Premiere at NYJFF 2019

By Maria Esteves – January 22, 2019 The 28th New York Jewish Film Festival Centerpiece U.S. Premiere of AUTONOMIES, by Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Yehonatan Indursky commenced Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater. A special Q&A discussion immediately followed with director Indusrky and interpreter Amir Bogen moderated by NYJFF programmer Gabriel Grossman. Director Indursky discussed the reason for the name tag switch of a new born child by a...

Interview with Weihnachtsfilmfestival's André Kirchner - Berlin's eclectic Christmas Film Festival

(© Teresa Vena)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   The third annual Weihnachtsfilmfestival 2018 is right around the corner, running from Friday, December 21st to Monday, the 24th at Moviemento Kino Berlin. It may be centered around Christmas but don't be fooled, it's an eclectic mix of festive and not so festive films. Festival director André Kirchner says that although his first unconventional Christmas Film Festival in 2016 started out as an ...

Marguerite short-listed at Oscars!

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We are so excited to announce that one of the short films featured in our 2018 festival, "Marguerite" directed by Marianne Farley, has been short-listed for an Academy Award! Congrats to the filmmakers! We are honored to have featured your film in our festival!     Want to submit? Visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Accepting Submissions: 2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!

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We are now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!  Join us in this new exciting tradition! All happening October 11 - 20, 2019! What could be better than fall in NYC and Paris, watching your film along with other new and exciting films while meeting fans and filmmakers from around the world! CERTIFICATES FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES, THE CERTIFICATES WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN PARIS THIS YEAR. Best Narrative Feature...

1st Annual NYC 2 Paris International Festival Winners!

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We had 23 INCREDIBLE films from 8 different countries! Thank you to all the filmmakers who took part and the fans that attended! Without your support, none of this would be possible!  We are pleased to officially announce the 2018 winners!  (Note- the list of winners is also on our website) BEST SHORT FILM Alone by Antoine Laurens BEST DIRECTOR Jeremie Seguin (Sweetheart, Mon Poussin) BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM Nicolas Fabian (Alone) BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM ...

Interview with Torsten Neumann about the last 25 years as Oldenburg festival director

By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   There was a long wait, but I finally got a chance to sit down with Oldenburg Film Festival director Torsten Neumann to discuss the 25th year of this very special film festival, what one of the director's described as "punk rock" or a "punch to the face", but in a good way. It was such a treat to sit down and discuss films with someone whose passion about films oozes from his pores.     Torsten Neumann pre...

Interview - A chat with Oldenburg Film Festival director Torsten Neumann

By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   There was a long wait, but I finally got a chance to sit down with Oldenburg Film Festival director Torsten Neumann to discuss the 25th year of this very special film festival, what one of the director's described as "punk rock" or a "punch to the face", but in a good way. It was such a treat to sit down and discuss films with someone whose passion about films oozes from his pores.   Torsten Neumann presenting awa...

Part two of Festival happening this week! (Plus after party!)

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Hey filmmakers and movie fans! Don't forget there will be a WRAP UP PARTY on Friday night in Paris! ???????? After the last screening we will announce the winners of the festival and then all celebrate until the bar closes, around 2AM. It will be a good time for you to meet other filmmakers, movie geeks and have your picture taken by our official photographer! ???? Of course for those who can only make it on Thursday, we will also have a small celebration after the screenings...

Short Short Story Film Festival 2018 - call for entries

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes in its 12th year.  There is no fee to submit. Click here for more information: http://www.mergingartsproductions.com/Film/SSS/Submissions.aspx ...

Joana Vicente named as TIFF's new Executive Director & Co-Head

Photo credit: Courtesy of TIFF     Today, on behalf of the Board of Directors of TIFF, Jennifer Tory, Chair, announced the appointment of Joana Vicente as the new Executive Director & Co-Head of TIFF, effective November 1, 2018.  Vicente, who previously served as Executive Director of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), joins Cameron Bailey, who was previously announced as the Artistic Director & Co-Head, effective Oct...

Vesoul founders will be honored at next Busan International Film Festival with Korean Cinema Award

Winners of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival Korean Cinema Award: Martine and Jean-Marc THÉROUANNE   The 23rd Busan International Film Festival honors Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne as winners of the Korean Cinema Award. The Korean Cinema Award is awarded to a person or an organization who have contributed to promote Korean cinema around the world.   Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne are co-founders and general directors of the Fe...

Q&A WITH SIMON FOSTER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL

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Originally published on September 5, 2018, on the Australian website CULT PROJECTIONS. Interviewed by BRYN TILLY.   Cult Projections: Tell me a little of the career trajectory that has brought you to Program Director for the Sci Fi Film Festival? Is this a dream role? Has it been challenging?   Simon: The career trajectory has been erratic, to put it succinctly, but I've always managed to spend most of my working years in the company of creative and/or dedicated ...

Tomorrow is the Earlybird Deadline for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!

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Submit by August 31, 2018 to be a part of our 10th Annual festival, happening May 5 through May 12 2019!   To submit visit: https://filmfreeway.com/nycindieff ...

New Hollywood Festival - World Freedom is focus

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Please do what you can to promote freedom in this troubled world!  We are holding our first film festival in the heart of west Hollywood, CA.  submit your film. Tell us your stories.  Fight for freedom everywhere. ...

Submit ASAP! Earlybird Deadline - August 31st!

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THE EARLYBIRD DEADLINE FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FEST IS AUGUST 31, 2018! Yes, August 31, 2018!!! Mark your calenders! SUBMIT ASAP!  To submit and to view full rules and guidelines you can visit: https://filmfreeway.com/nycindieff or https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

TromaDance Film Festival Scheduled for Fall 2018

19th Annual All Free TromaDance Film Festival Scheduled for Fall 2018 due to filming of "Shakespeare's Shitstorm"       "Due to the filming of our next feature film, 'Shakespeare's Shitstorm' the 19th Annual TromaDance Film Festival will be held this Fall. A little later than usual, but rest assured, TromaDance 19 is happening! Please continue to submit your feature films and shorts! The tentative submissions dea...
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