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    We, at filmfestivals.com, are extremely proud of our relationships and partnerships with these amazing film events: AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn,  FestForums Santa Barbara, FestForums New York, Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Animaze, WoFF Glasgow, UNAFF, Bridges Festival, Bahamas Int Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fa...

Article from Cannes on Bruno Chatelin with AFI Peace Initiative

Two of my curated Best for Fests Sharkwater Extinction and The Mystery of a Buryat Lama Documentary by Elena Demidova received an award at 2019 AFI Peace initiative, here pictured with Angelique Monet ...

Festival of German Cinema in China back for seventh edition

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  FESTIVAL OF GERMAN CINEMA IN CHINA BACK FOR SEVENTH EDITION   The seventh edition of the Festival of German Cinema will take place in Beijing from 15 to 24 November, 2019. 16 new German films will be shown, with a strong documentary line-up consisting of four films. Taken overall, this year's program will again be offering the Chinese audiences an exciting selection of current Germa...

Boston International Kids Film Festival Returns November 15th - 17th

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  (Boston) The Boston International Kids Film Festival (BIKFF) returns this weekend with more than 80 films for, by, and about kids. Both professionally and student-made, this year’s selections feature a number of award-winning films including a documentary about Syrian and Iraqi refugees experiencing summer camp for the first time, a call to action from a group of school children in Brooklyn trying to eliminate microplastics polluting our environment, and a look back at the Merrimac...

"Mossad!" Previews at Israel Film Festival in LA, David Zucker

Mossad!, the absurdly wild and hilarious comedy on the daily goings-on of the Mossad, Israel's international intelligence agency, which broke Israel’s box-office records to become the country’s number one comedy of the summer, will have a special sneak preview at the 33rd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 16th at 7:15 pm the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills. Director Alon Gur Arye and David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun, Scary Movie), the pionee...

6 New Individuals and Institutions Inducted into SFFILM’s Ongoing Compendium of Essential Figures in the Bay Area Film Community

SFFILM has announced the latest group of individuals and institutions to be added to Essential SF, the organization’s ongoing compendium of the Bay Area film community’s most vital figures. Each fall, a new group of local cinematic luminaries is added to the growing list of diverse talent, and this year’s inductees—acclaimed documentary production company Actual Films, beloved Public Defender and filmmaker Jeff Adachi (posthumously), youth media organization BAYCAT, fil...

Juliette Binoche selected as a talent ambassador for the 4th edition of the Macao Festival

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JULIETTE BINOCHE TO BE TALENT AMBASSADOR AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS • MACAO       MACAO November 15: The International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) is today thrilled to announce Juliette Binoche as a talent ambassador for the 4th edition of the festival, which runs from December 5 – 10, 2019.   One of France’s most celebrated actresses, Binoche will join previously announced IFFAM talent ambassadors, Hong Kong star Car...

SBIFF Award for excellence in film to Scorsese, reception with a few irishmen

Last night, Belvedere Vodka sponsored the 14th Annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film in Santa Barbara. The tribute was presented to film powerhouse and Academy Award winner, Martin Scorsese at a black-tie gala benefitting the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s free year-round educational programs. Guests included the team of The Irishman: Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron and Kelsey Douglas (Michael Douglas, children), Linda Weinmann, Rodney Williams, and of cour...

Variety is what makes the 29th FFC stand out - Women's portrait SISTER wins main prize

In the evening on the 9th of November, the winners of the 29th FilmFestival Cottbus were chosen at the award ceremony in the FESTIVALZentrum Stadthalle.  The Main Prize for Best Film goes to the Bulgarian film SESTRA | SISTER by Svetla Tsotsorkova. Teodor Kuhn is delighted to receive the Special Prize for Best Director for his emotional feature film OSTRÝM NOŽOM | BY A SHARP KNIFE. For the first time, six actresses receive the Award for an Outstanding A...

Ricky Gervais will host the 77th Golden Globe Awards on January 5th, 2020.

YES, HE'S BACK! Ricky Gervais will host the 77th Golden Globe Awards on January 5th, 2020. It will be his fifth hosting gig at the Globes - and, he says, "this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening." READ MORE   ...

The Launch of 2019 Taipei International TV Market & Forum increases the international viability of Taiwan's original content

The Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development today announces the launch of the 2019 Taipei International TV Market & Forum at the Taipei Marriot Hotel. Peng Chun-heng, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Culture and other distinguished guests are here to start the event. Peng Chun-heng, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Culture; Hsu Yi-chun, Director General of Bureau of Audiovisual and Music lndustry Development, Ministry of Culture; Ting Hsiao-ching, Chairperson of Taiwan ...

‘The Traitor’ by Bellocchio ‘Best International Feature Film’ at the 24th Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival.

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 'The Traitor’ by Marco Bellocchio will be feted as the ‘Best International Feature Film of the Year’ at ‘Capri, Hollywood - The International Film Festival 2019’ that will take place in Capri from December 26th to January 2nd. The gala to honor the film telling the story of the Mafia turncoat Tommaso Buscetta, featuring a mesmerizing performance by  Pierfranceso Favino in the title role, will be another step in the global road of the Italia...

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

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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...

41. Filmfestival Max Ophüls QAward

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For the ninth time, the Max Ophüls Prize awards an honorary prize for services to young German-language film. With Rosa von Praunheim, the festival honors an icon of German independent film, whose cinematic and social influence has shaped and inspired generations of artists. "Countless contributions in the past 40 years of our newcomer film festival would never have come about without the influence and work of Rosa von Praunheim. For the young talents, but also for our society, he re...

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

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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...

41st FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS will run November 19-26, 2019

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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...

Middle East Film & Comic Con 2020 returns for next march

Having had its finest lineup of talent and exhibitors in 2019, over 46,000 enthusiasts and fans of all ages gathered to celebrate the biggest pop culture event in the region. With over 400 exhibitors participating and providing content and merchandise from various comics, movies, anime, gaming and TV shows, this is the perfect opportunity to reach a wide range of your target audience and develop relationships with other successful businesses under one roof.   ...

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...

Rosanna Arquette opens the Winter Cinema with a Unique screening on ice: Projection on a 6000 tons Ice Screen

  Stockholm Internatinonal Film Festival is arranging a Winter Cinema at an ice screen in Kungsträdgården, during the weekend November 9-10. The actress Rosanna Arquette opens the Winter Cinema, November 9th at 4:00 pm, as the sun sets over Stockholm. The event is free with the purpose of screening quality cinema to the wider audience. The ice is harvested from Torneälven in Jukkasjärvi and weighs 6 000 tons.  Pic...

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Programme of the 38th edition of the Jean Rouch Film Festival

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programme of the 38th edition of the Jean Rouch Film Festival (15th November - 12th December 2019). We hope to have the pleasure of seeing many of you at the following events. All screenings are followed by Q&As with filmmakers and experts:   International Competition Master Classes 'Regards Comparés' : Iran (Compared Perspectives: Iran) Special Screenings We wish to thank all our partners, the juries, filmmakers and producers from ar...

Austin Film Festival opened with The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

The 26th annual Austin Film Festival (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing writers’ and filmmakers’ contributions to film, television, theatre and new media, announced its Opening Night feature, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, taking place October 24, 2019. Director Ali LeRoi will present the film alongside screenwriter Stanley Kalu. The film is Ali LeRoi’s feature directorial debut, and Kalu’s first produced feature screenplay. Kalu wo...

Byron Bay International Film Festival team video interview

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with J aimee Skippon Volke and Alex Bartlett ...

Louis Josek video interview Live from Byron Bay Film Festival

  Interview by Alex Bartlett  - Live from Byron Bay Film Festival Originally from Cologne, Germany, Louis Josek spent several years working on multiple film productions as a DOP, before finally finding his role as a director and developing his artistry, which is beyond mainstream: young, fresh and intimate.   Out Deh is his debut film, portraying the quest of the youth of Jamaica and a profound cultural change on this little Caribbean island. It...

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