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    We, at, 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...

Ventana Sur conference program in full gear: Bienvenidos a Ventana Sur 2021

  Conference program online! Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BEYOND BORDERS: SALES & ACQUISITIONS In this panel of leading experts in sales, acquisition and distribution we discuss the current and future of film with an emphasis on the industry, commenting on different experiences in markets and with film productions. MAS ALLÁ DE LAS FRONTERAS: ADQUISICIÓN Y VENTAS Especialistas en ventas, adquisición y distribución discuten a...

2021 Gotham Awards Kicks Off Awards Season!

Visit The Gotham's YouTube for FULL-LENGTH clips and highlights from last night's show, including presenters, winners, and industry attendees!   ...

Winners of 60th Rose d'Or awards announced

Winners of 60th Rose d'Or awards announced   The winners of the 2021 Rose d’Or Awards were announced this evening in a virtual ceremony hosted by TV and radio personality Sue Perkins France and the UK shared the top drama awards with Channel 4’s Help winning Drama and Netflix France, Call My Agent winning Comedy Drama. Special individual awards were presented to ITV’s longest standing detective, Brenda Blethyn as Vera, and Omar Sy star of Netf...

"Why you need to be screened at Festivals" A Masterclass with Bruno Chatelin at Bangkok Doc

Bruno Chatelin co founder former head of SONY and UGC FOX theatrical distribution in France shared his festival experience and advice for an hour to participants of BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARDS 2021 THE VIDEO WIL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR AUDIENCE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF BRUNO'S INTERVIEWS           ...

IBC Cancels Amsterdam Event Amidst Escalating COVID Concerns

IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event has been cancelled. The move follows growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the past week, and feedback from the IBC exhibitor and visitor community. The IBC Partnership Board made the decision today in order to prevent exhibitors and visitors from travelling to The Netherlands. Due to take place on December 3-6 at The RAI in Amsterdam, IBC20201 will now focus on bringing the content and tech...

ICFF Industry Days Conference November 30th - December 1st

ICFF Industry Days Conference  will run November 30th - December 1st |   9:00 AM - 2:15 PM The 2021 ICFF industry Days will run free and virtual . Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to MEET, LEARN and NETWORK with some of the top creatives in the international film scene from Europe to North America!   NOVEMBER 30 - 9am - DAY 1  (Animation & The Future of Public Screenings)...

Asia Video Summit Wraps Up a Week of Events Highlighting the Resilience of the Industry

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) ended off the year with a series of virtual conferences attended by over 1600 delegates across Asia Pacific, and its first in-person industry conference and dinner in over two years, Resilience 100, at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.    The Asia Video Summit, which was supported by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor, was honoured to have Mr. Edward Yau, GBS, JP, Secretary ...

Winners of the 8th edition of Duhok International Film

  Festival in the competition category of both World Cinema and Kurdish Cinema sections were announced and the Golden and Silver Leaf awards along with plaques and cash prizes were granted. The closing ceremony of the 8th round of Duhok International Film Festival was held in Duhok University’s congregation hall, attended by Duhok governor Dr. Ali Tatar, festival president Ameer Ali Mohammed Tahir, artistic manager Shawkat Amin Korki, as well as the jury, artists and...

Winners of the 2021 Tiburon Fest Golden Reel Awards

Best Film: American Desert [USA] Best Director: Adrian Bartol, for American Desert [USA] Best Actor: Will Brandt, for American Desert [USA] Best Actress: Sonka Vogt, for Two Is a Magic Number [Germany] Best Documentary: My Childhood, My Country, by: Phil Grabsky & Shoaib Sharifi [UK] Best Screenplay: Patrik Hartl, for Bet On Friendship [Czech Republic] Best Cinematography: Ivan Zadro, for Fishing and Fishermen's Conversation [Croatia] ...

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival awards prizewinners

On Sunday, four prizes worth a total of 12,000 € as well as an audience award were presented at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival's awards ceremony. The festival around international poetry film took place from 25 to 28 November under 2G-Plus rules at the Urania Berlin. An international jury consisting of Hinemoana Baker (poet and musician, Germany/New Zealand), Doris Hepp (freelance editor and lecturer, Germany) and Delphine Maury (animation film produ...

43rd Cairo Film Festival kicked off with prominent national and international stars

  Yesterday evening, Friday, the 43rd session of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) opened, in the presence of the most prominent art stars in Egypt, and more than 1200 Egyptian and international guests, who were keen to participate in the festival.   The ceremony, which was held in Cairo Opera House, started with a short film about the cinema in Egypt through different ages, then the Egyptian actor Khaled Elsawy appeared, who gave a special speech about the role of cinema...

10th Annual Key West Film Festival Announces Awards

    The 10th Annual Key West Film Festival announced its awards today. The festival showed more than 75 films during the 5-day festival, which ran November 17-21 and celebrated its 10th Anniversary.  The award winners for the 10th annual Key West Film Festival were presented Saturday evening, November 21, with many awardees in attendance. The feature film winners were as follows: Best Documentary - "Bernstein's Wall" directed by Douglas Tirola Be...

Farhadi’s “A Hero” Receives Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay @ Hafez Awards

Asghar Farhadi’s latest feature film “A Hero” received the Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay prizes from the 21st round of Hafez Awards in Iran. “A Hero” which is an Iran’s Oscar contender will be released in U.S. theaters on January 7 before its online launch on Amazon Prime Video on January 21. The story is about a man named Rahim who is in prison because of an unpaid debt. While on a two-day release, he and the wom...

Japanese Film Festival highlights

  JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2021 After two years, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to cinemas from 25 November to 5 December with a lineup of 33 films to satiate the most discerning cinephiles! This year’s program celebrates resilience in the face of adversity and tells stories of those who dare to dream beyond limitations. It includes international film festival favourites such as Junta Yamaguchi’s feature debut Beyond the Infinite Two ...

Persian Film Festival presents A HERO by Asghar Farhadi

PERSIAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS A HERO BY ASGHAR FARHADI From award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation and The Salesman, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners 2012 and 2017) comes A Hero, screening for a limited time at the Persian Film Festival. A Hero is a fraught drama that reflects on the morality of crime and the weight of a good deed, blurring the line between innocence and guilt. The film has received widesp...

Successful conclusion of the anniversary edition – the 70th IFFMH

Successful conclusion of the anniversary edition – the 70th IFFMH celebrates the return to the cinema with many international guests   Guests from Brazil, the Philippines, the USA, Turkey, Spain, Romania, Japan, Georgia, Italy, France and many other countries did not miss out on the in-person experience of the 70th edition of the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (IFFMH). They included guests of honor such as Claude Lelouch, whose latest film celebrated its ...

Eurimages co-production award for Maria Ekerhovd

  This year’s Eurimages co-production award, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in fostering international exchange, pays tribute to a woman’s contribution to the success of film co-production. In 2011, she founded the production company Mer Film, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In these ten years, Ekerhovd has been the delegate producer on ten feature films, as well as many co-productions, a number of which have been supported by Eu...

VIDEO: watch the prologue for 'Jurassic World Dominion' set to release June 10, 2022

Jurassic World Dominion in theaters June 10, 2022. The Prologue, a new, five-minute special prologue to Jurassic World Dominion, directed by Dominion director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow, is not featured in the film itself but is separate, original content. The Prologue serves as the beginning of a story that will be continued in theaters next summer. The Prologue rockets audiences back 65 million years into the past to experience the world before humans existed—and o...

Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals (RCIFF) officially launched with support

The Kingdom of Eti-Oni located in Sub-Sahara West Africa in Osun State, Nigeria glorified as the oldest cocoa plantation in Nigeria is launched the global film festivals during “The Cocoa Festival” now in its 8th edition. The historic event also plans to tackle the emerging entertainment market place since COVID-19 and the impact of “films of purpose,” and trends of New Age Technology that have ushered in a New World and system of how the arts & entertainment...

Philipp Kreuzer is the new chairman of the German Films supervisory board

The supervisory board of German Films elected its new chairman on 15 November. Producer Peter Herrmann, who had held the office since 2015, is succeeded by Philipp Kreuzer, producer and CEO of maze pictures and member of the German Producers Association. Kreuzer was previously appointed to the supervisory board by the shareholders' meeting. Simone Baumann, managing director of German Films: "With the election of Philipp Kreuzer, we have not only been able to gain a new chairman of th...

Fest director Nora Armani leaps Back on the Couch to take fans on a magical journey of self-discovery

Back on the Couch with Nora Armani presented on November 21st, 4:30 PM as part of the 12th UnitedSolo Theatre Festival on Theatre Row in New York City. Nora is SR Socially Relevant Film Festival founder and a regular partne of we wish her much success in that new fun enterprise.   Back on the Couch with Nora Armani - UnitedSolo   This funny and poignant tour-de-force, written and performed by Nora Arm...

Plaza Cathedral (Panama 2021) to open 10th edition of Panama International Film Festival

IFF Panama celebrates 10 years of having become the broadcast platform for cinema in Central America and the Caribbean, inaugurating its selection with the Central American premiere of Abner Benaim's most recent film, Plaza Catedral, which will be screened on December 3 at the City of Knowledge Athenaeum. Panama, November 2021.- The International Film Festival of Panama, IFF Panama, announces that for the first time in IFF Panama's history, a Panamanian film will be scre...

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival wrapped a successful edition

  The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival completed its 13th edition with its largest program to date—with 154 features and short films! We are ever grateful for your support and participation.    The 13th Annual SFiFF honored three-time Academy Award-Winning Writer and Director Oliver Stone with the Lifetime Achievement Award, hosted an in-person Masters Discussion with actress Cassidy Freeman, and hosted an online Masters Discussion with author Julia Cameron, which is ...

The Wife Of A Spy-Kiyoshi Kurosawa's wartime thriller

Reviewed by Robin Menken Making the most of a TV budget, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s wartime espionage-melodrama Wife of a Spy won the 2020 Silver Lion at the Venice film festival. Kurosawa (To the Ends of the Earth) who started on low budget Yakuza films, went on to direct thrillers after a scholarship to the Sundance Institute. But it was his prescient J-techno-horror film Pulse, and J-horror titles Cure, Creepy and The Grudge that represent how International aud...


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