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Shemi Zarhin’s Aviva, My Love will kick off 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival

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Israel Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein announced today that Shemi Zarhin’s Aviva, My Love will kick off 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival as the opening night film at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on March 7th. Over 30 films, documentaries, television dramas and series will screen at various venues including the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters in Hollywood, WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, Laemmle in Encino and Fallbrook 7 in West Hills. Additional titles are ...

Shemi Zarhin’s Aviva, My Love will kick off Israel Film Festival

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Israel Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein announced today that Shemi Zarhin’s Aviva, My Love will kick off 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival as the opening night film at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on March 7th. Over 30 films, documentaries, television dramas and series will screen at various venues including the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters in Hollywood, WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, Laemmle in Encino and Fallbrook 7 in West Hills. Additional titles are ...

Heavy Line Up of shorts at The Miami Film Festival

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival takes place March 2 - 11, 2007 112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 8 World Premieres, 31 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 47 East Coast Premieres The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC) announced today its Shorts Program comprised of twenty short films in three programs. The Shorts Program screens during the ten-day Festival March 2-11, 2007 at the ...

Cliff Robertson on hand at WorldFest to accept his Remi Career Achievement Award

The 41st Annual WorldFest-Houston, April 11-28, 2008 will begin announcing both Feature and Short Film & Video selections for the upcoming ten-day International Film Festival by March 1st, 2008. WorldFest will select 55-60 International Indie Feature films and between 88 and 96 short film & video productions. Additional Remi Award winners will be announced by March 15th in all 10 competition categories. The

The Golden Age of Documentaries

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Friday, February 16----Much has been written about the "golden age of documentaries" that we suddenly and fortunately are currently immersed in. Perhaps it is a response to a violent and confusing world to which we are looking to bring knowledge, healing and understanding. Aside from aesthetic considerations, the documentary has also proven to be a highly profitable item for distributors, with such films as FAHRENHEIT 911, MARCH OF THE PENGUINS and this year's AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH...

International Film Festival Summit In Berlin

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Monday, February 12----The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), the first international conference for film festival directors, programmers, fundraisers and sponsors held on the European continent, hosted a reception today at the Vox Bar at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the heart of Potsdamer Platz, the nerve center for the Berlin Film Festival. IFFS made a number of exciting announcements at the event, for both the International Film Festival Summit Europe, to be held on April 18, 2007 at the ...

41st WorldFest-Houston - April 11-20, 2008 - Entries are now OPEN - to JAN 15th!

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Howdy from Houston ... If you have a film/video ready to enter now, competition categories are still open! All Screenplays are also still open, until January 15! Email us to check on your category and if the jury is still hard at work, they may accept your entry. Simply contact us at - entry@worldfest.org for a quick response. We will start posting the titles of Shorts and Features that have been selected for screening at WorldFest in the next few weeks! We will post them here on FEST21 and on ...

New York Jewish Film Festival, 2007 edition

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New York Jewish Film Festival, 2007 edition took place January 10 to 25.Playing to a captive, though a bit aged, audience the 16th edition of theNY Jewish Film Festival presented 31 feature film, documentaries and shortsdepicting the complexity of Jewish lives, its history and culture and the endless themes of coping with a murderous past. Paradoxically, only few productions in the program focused on Jewish life in Israel and the problems that country faces, possibly due to the Israeli Film Fest...

Amy Pascal honored at Israel Film Festival

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22ND ANNUAL ISRAEL FILM FESTIVALPRESENTS OVER 40 FILMS MARCH 7-22 Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be honored with the 2007 IFF Visionary Award at the 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival Opening Night Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 6, was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Last year’s Visionary Award recipients were Focus Features CEO James Schamus and Universal Pictures Co-Chairman David Linde. Schamus also s...

Wide's World Premières Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues in Sundance

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Wide Management line up for Sundance Film Festival 2007. Agathe Valentin, in charge of the International Sales, will be attending the Sundance Film Festival from the 24th to the 28th of January 2007 where Wide Management will be presenting in the World Dramatic Competition Section: Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues, coproduction between France, Canada and Burkina Faso, starring Makena Diop, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Fatou Tall-Salgues. World Première at the Sundance Film ...

Kim Ki Duk and many more...back to Fantasporto

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It happens every year. In February, the month of St Valentine and Carnival, the second most important city in Portugal receives thousands of film enthusiasts for another edition of Fantasporto. A fortnight of the best cinema in the world. And, as usual, new discoveries and new creators together with old talents and retrospectives. The 27th edition of the biggest film festival in Portugal is supported by the Ministry of Culture, through the ICAM, the Portuguese Film Institute, as well as the Opor...

PAN'S LABYRINTH Named Best Picture By National Society of Film Critics

Monday, January 8-----The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), one of the most prestigious film critics organizations in North America, has chosen the Spanish-language film PAN’S LABYRINTH as the Best Picture of the Year. The choice of a non-English language film harkens back to the heyday of foreign films in the 1960s and 1970s, when the films of Truffaut, Fellini, Bergman and Kurosawa were given the Society’s highest accolade. In fact, all top three vote-getters in the Best Picture c...

Howdy from Houston!

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We are delighted to be part of Fest21 as we celebrate the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America... As a special gift/bonus to Fest21 readers - we are happy to offer an Extended Final Deadline to JAN 15 with the Late Fee Waived to all filmfestivals.com and Fest21 readers. To qualify, simply put FEST21 on to top right of your entry form and it is done! To compete in the 40th Annual WorldFest - simply goto http://www.worldfest.org Then click on...

Un accord important vient d'être signé entre filmfestival.com et withoutabox, les deux leaders de la communauté des festivals

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Un peu d'exercice pour votre anglais? Withoutabox, Inc., the media company comprising the world’s largest independent film network and FilmFestivals.com, the leading information and practical application services for the film festival community, have struck a strategic alliance aimed at providing an unprecedented range of marketing solutions to film festival professionals both in North America and across Europe and Asia. Withoutabox CEO and co-founder David Straus and FilmFestivals.com CEO Ma...

Withoutabox and filmfestivals.com form new alliance with co op marketing suites for festivals

Aiming at better serving the festival community worldwide the industry leaders have struck an alliance that was announced at the recent festival Summit in Las Vegas. THE NEW CO OP SERVICES AND MARKETING SUITES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. Withoutabox, Inc., the media company comprising the world’s largest independent film network and FilmFestivals.com, the leading information and practical application services for the film festival community, have struck a strategic alliance aimed at providing...

Withoutabox and filmfestivals.com form alliance

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Aiming at better serving the festival community worldwide the industry leaders have struck an alliance that was announced at the recent festival Summit in Las Vegas. THE NEW CO OP SERVICES AND MARKETING SUITES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.Withoutabox, Inc., the media company comprising the world’s largest independent film network and FilmFestivals.com, the leading information and practical application services for the film festival community, have struck a strategic alliance aimed at providing a...

Ibiza will host a new festival, justr after Cannes

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IBIZA WILL BE THE CAPITAL OF THE FILM INDUSTRY FROM 29 MAY TO 7 JUNE 2007- Film producers unite on the balearic island of Ibiza to form an exciting new meeting point for actors, directors, distributors and executives of the film industry.-Stars of the big screen support new scientific projects destined to preserve the ecologic balance of this natural paradise and the recuperation of marine species in danger of extinction.4 Sept.- The few fishermen left who still fish the seas around Ibiza keep...

AFM Hosts Record 54 AFI FEST Films

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This year, the American Film Market (AFM) hosts 54 of the 147 films screening at AFI FEST presented by Audi, a record for the partnership between the concurrent events. Of the 54 shared titles, 24 films screen both places, at AFM in Santa Monica and at AFI FEST in Hollywood. Other shared films are represented by sales agents at AFM while their screenings take place only at AFI FEST. Free shuttles carry AFM badge-holders and AFI FEST pass-holders between the events November 1-8. Since the formati...

AFI FEST AFM Organizers Predict Record Attendance

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Organizers Predict Record Attendance at 2006 International Market and FestivalSince the formation of their strategic partnership in 2004, the American Film Market and AFI FEST have grown to become the largest gathering of film industry professionals in North America. Registration is running well ahead of last November’s events and organizers predict that turnout for this year will easily top the 2005 attendance of more than 9,000 individuals working in all facets of the motion picture industry...

EFP Screenings Return To New York

EFP Delegation at Pusan Film Festival Friday, October 20----European Film Promotion, the pan-European promotion organization that represents the national film promotion agencies of over 30 European countries, is returning to New York for the third time with industry screenings of four excellent new European films. The goal of the program is to present new European films to New York-based film distributors, festival programmers and film critics. The four films will be presented on October 23rd a...

Montréal Adventure film festival countdown began

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OPENNING OF THE 5th MONTRÉAL INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL - October 21 to 28, 2006 The countdown for the 5th Montréal International Adventure film festival began. Those who have a passion for open spaces, journeys off the beaten path and encounters in the four corners of the world or who seek to experience intense moments and powerful sensations will gather again this year for the 5th Montréal International Adventure Film festival (MIAFF) taking place October 21-28, at NBF Cinema a...

EFP launches Industry Screenings in New York

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EFP launches October Session of Industry Screenings in New YorkThird edition in 2006 presents four new European films at the Tribeca Screening Room, October 23rd and 24thWith Spanish/German comedy THE GREAT MATCH by Gerardo Olivares recently sold to Film Movement as result of the past showcase European Film Promotion (EFP) has set a third programme of Industry Screenings in New York for 2006. On October 23rd and 24th four new films from different European countries will be introduced to U.S. dis...

London will rock you: highlight on music films in the fest

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MUSIC FILM HIGHLIGHTS IN THE FESTIVAL: World Premiere - SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN, Dir Stephen Kijak - Scott Walker went from jobbing bassist on Sunset Strip to iconic figure in Britain's 60s music scene, initially finding pop stardom with The Walker Brothers, then making a series of critically acclaimed and still treasured solo albums. Wilderness years and a brief Walker Brothers reunion followed, and he was on his way to being written off as a Radio 2 crooner, until some of the savvier memb...

Between East and West : Vancouver International Film Festival

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Organizing a major film festival in Vancouver may seem an impossible task. Two of the very best film festivals in North America take place in Toronto and Montreal, and if one thinks of major Canadian film festivals, Vancouver will not be the first one to spring to mind. North American film festivals, however, tend to cater for the most important ethnic minorities present in their location. Vancouver has the great advantage of being home to minorities that happen to come from those countries (Jap...

Essential Cinema: WR: Mysteries Of The Organism

Monday, October 2----Has there ever been a film as transgressive, as outrageous, as experimental as the classic WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM, directed by the iconoclastic Yugoslav pioneer Dusan Makavejev? The film, a mind-bending cult hit when first released in 1971, mixes Stalinism, sexual freedom and Freudian analysis in an intoxicating mix that leaves the viewer guessing, or simply asking out loud "Did I really see that?". The film screens this week as part of the 50 Years of Janus Films ...
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