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16th International Film Festival SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL

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SFF is organized by Art Fest under the patronage of the Sofia Municipality, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the National Film Centre and National Palace of Culture, with the support of the programs MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus of the European Commission, UNESCO – Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, national and foreign cultural institutes and sponsors. The main sponsor of the 16th edition of the festival is Jameson Irish Whiskey. The 16th Sofia Intern...

DOK Leipzig Film Festival Celebrates New Records

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Various new records are being announced by the organizers of the 54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, which is now coming to a conclusion. The record attendance is particularly impressive. At least 38,000 viewers will have watched films at DOK Leipzig before the week-long festival comes to a close. Many screenings were sold out, including several in the largest festival cinema, which can accommodate more than 700 viewers. The growth trend in attendance thus also...

9th World Film Festival of Bangkok 2011

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BANGKOK ~ More than 80 films from some 30 countries are to be screened at this year’s edition of Bangkok’s World Film Festival (WFF), the longest-running film festival in Thailand. Scheduled for November 4 to 13, the ninth edition of the festival appears to have a stronger and more balanced selection than last year and should prove popular with cineastes not only from Thailand but also from neighboring countries. Still under the enthusiastic control of festival director V...

CALL for Berlinale Talent Campus at 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

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Up and coming filmmakers,young film critics and journalists are invited to apply to the next edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus at  the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival which will take place from February 11-16, 2012. "Changing Perspectives" is the thematic focus of the 10th Talent Campus which will be held  during the Berlinale.  Succesful applicants can participate in the general campus program, and  can also apply to attend  a host of cutting edge workshops on di...

Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe-Institut and FIPRESCI invite young film critics to Berlin

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Berlinale Talent Campus would like to invite you and/or your colleagues to apply for Talent Press, a project of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe Institute, and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics). Young film critics and film journalists will be invited to Berlin to report on the films at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (February 9–19, 2012) and on the events of the Berlinale Talent Campus (February 11–16, 2012). The call for applications for Talent ...

Submissions Open: IV Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival 2011, Saint Petersburg Russia.

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Russia’s only lesbian and gay film festival Side by Side is preparing for the fourth annual October festival in Saint Petersburg.  The third Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, which ran from the 15 – 23 October, 2011, was a complete success being held for the very first time freely and openly at various mainstream venues across the city. Events throughout the week were highly attended and on most occasions demand exceeded the availability of seating there being standing room only. In the regi...

Latest Jury decisions of Berlinale World Cinema Fund:

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Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Latest Jury decisions and WCF-Spotlight in South AfricaAt the 12th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 4, three new film projects were selected for production funding.Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 73 projects chosen from 1275 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia, and the Caucasus. All of the WCF films completed so far have s...

Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Side by Side Shown the Door in North Russian Capital Archangel.

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Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Side by Side Shown the Door in North Russian Capital Archangel. Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival has been stopped from holding a regional film festival in the North Russian Capital Archangel several days prior to its start. The festival was planned to take place from 7 – 11 July, 2010 at various independent establishments across the city: Hotel “Pur-Navolok”, Club “Koleso” and Café “USSR”.The city and regional administration were informed...

DOCUMENTA 10 kicks off on May 7th with the best in international documentary film

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The City of Madrid's Department of the Arts is organizing the 7th International Documentary Festival DOCUMENTA MADRID 10, to be held from May 7th through the 16th. The rise in the number of films submitted to participate in the Competitive Sections (1153 films this year) and the number of countries from which they have come (92 different countries) once again bear witness to DOCUMENTA MADRID's strength as the most highly regarded festival internationally of all the competitions in the C...

World Cinema Fund with Three Films in Cannes

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Three films funded by the Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund (WCF) have been invited to the Festival de Cannes: Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will be screening in the Competition. In October 2008, the WCF-Jury recommended funding this film project. Its German partner is Match Factory.    Another WCF-funded film, The Light Thief by Aktan Abdykalikov from Kyrgyzstan (German partner: Pallas Films), will be screeni...

First Regional Side by Side LGBT Film Festivals held in Siberia: Support and Opposition

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  The Fight Goes On. Saint Petersburg LGBT Film Festival Side by Side assesses the Siberian leg of their 2010 tour of the Russian Federation.   In Novosibirsk the festival, running from the 15 - 18 April, visitors had the chance to see the best LGBT films from the 2009 Saint Petersburg programme, debate on topics related to homophobia, the rights of LGBT people in Russia and become acquainted with Lida Mikhailova's photo exhibition "Coming out of the Closet....

Matadero Madrid is the new headquarters for DOCUMENTA MADRID 10

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The 7th International Documentary Film Festival DOCUMENTA MADRID 10 will be held from the 7th of May to the 16th of May, organized by the Arts Department of The City of Madrid with support and backing once again from HRH the Princess of Asturias,who will be the Patroness of Honor for this event. This year, the festival has received more submissions than ever, with 1,153 films from 92 different countries. Out of the total, 233 films are Spanish productions, a figure that increses year to ye...

Documenta Madrid highlights

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The 7th International Documentary Film Festival will be held from May 7th to May 16 For the second straight year, HRH the Princess of Asturias will be the Patroness of Honor for the International Documentary Festival of Madrid. In 2010, the competition will feature a new headquarters and sets up for good in Matadero Madrid. Documenta Madrid has set a new record in the number of submissions received, 1,153 films from 92 countries, and a significant number of Spanish productions, 233 entr...

The Annual 2010 Oscar Week Party

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By Maria Esteves - March 3, 2010 The Annual 2010 Oscar Week Party has over thirty two celebrations sponsored by various organizations (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Women in Film, The German Consulate, et al.) and brands (BMW, Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Moet Chandon, et al.). Invited filmmakers, actors and celebrity guests from around the world will attend an average of six events each night.  The 82nd Academy Awards presented by A.M.P.A.S. for outstanding film achieve...

Party Line up of the Annual 2010 Oscar Week

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The Annual 2010 Oscar Week Party has over thirty two celebrations sponsored by various organizations (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Women in Film, The German Consulate, et al.) and brands (BMW, Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Moet Chandon, et al.). Invited filmmakers, actors and celebrity guests from around the world will attend an average of six events each night. The 82nd Academy Awards presented by A.M.P.A.S. for outstanding film achievements of 2009 co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and...

From A Whisper awarded best film at PAN AFRICAN FILM & FESTIVAL Awards

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blank_page The Jury, Audience, Festival, and other special award-winners of the 2010 PAN AFRICAN FILM & FESTIVAL (PAFF) were announced tonight at the Festival's Awards Ceremony hosted by actress CCH Pounder (Avatar) at the Culver Plaza Theatres (9919 Washington Blvd. Los Angeles).  The Kenyan narrative FROM A WHISPER won for Best Narrative Feature.  A three-way tie was announced for the Audience Favorite Narrative Award for films SOUL DIASPORA, A STING IN A TALE, and ...

EKO international film festival calling for entries

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July 7-12, 2010 Call for Entries Deadline: March 30 - April 20 - May 15, 2010. Online entry form Contact Info http://www.ekoiff.com The Organizing Committee: Hope Obioma Opara – The President / Co-founder Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima – The Founder / Festival Director Barr. Biola Ladipo – The Legal Adviser Wale Adenuga – Chike Ibekwe – Annabell Mbock – Actress from Nigeria Address: 1 Bajulaiye Road,Opposite skye bank plc  Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: +234...

Side By Side LGBT International Film Festival 2010 Submissions Open!

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Third Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival Accepting Submissions from 11th January – 30th June, 2010   The third annual Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival, scheduled for the autumn between the 15 – 22 October, 2010, is currently accepting film and video submissions. The festival is looking for work of all genres, lengths and formats, including dramatic, documentary and experimental works, by, about and of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transg...

Mis ME Binga (eyes of women)

Mis Me Binga (eyes of women) is the first international fwomen film festival  in the Central Africa subregion. It receives only the films made by women. The long and short films (fiction and documentary) are accepted but only short films are in competition.


The Mis Me Binga is going to take place from 04 to 08 March 2010 in the Goethe Institute, the French cultural center and youth center Nkomkana in yaounde / Cameroon

Three films contending for the EP LUX prize: screening starts

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Starting next Tuesday November 10, three films contending for this year's European Parliament LUX Prize are being screened at the European Parliament in Brussels. These are Eastern Plays (Bulgaria, Sweden); Sturm (Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands); and Welcome (France). The winner will be revealed on 25 November in Strasbourg.Fiction or animation films illustrating or questioning the founding values of European identity, revealing Europe’s cultural diversity or bringing insights into the deba...

4 festivals to be held at The Picturehouse - Singapore's first arthouse cinema

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After three years since its re-opening in 2006, The Picturehouse has shared its passion for cinema with movie fanatics by screening countless arthouse films and independent movies; and the popular arthouse cinema located at The Cathay is now taking on a more active approach towards screening the latest cutting edge movies from film festival winners. This year, The Picturehouse had hosted the annual Italian Film Festival in June, as well as the Israel Film Festival in September. From Octobe...

The Picturehouse Ups The Ante With Film Festivals

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After three years since its re-opening in 2006, The Picturehouse has shared its passion for cinema with movie fanatics by screening countless arthouse films and independent movies; and the popular arthouse cinema located at The Cathay is now taking on a more active approach towards screening the latest cutting edge movies from film festival winners. This year, The Picturehouse had hosted the annual Italian Film Festival in June, as well as the Israel Film Festival in September. From October 2009...

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival Returns for 4th Year, September 10–13, 2009

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Take an exquisite New England island, add fantastic films, parties, and invite lovers of both, and voila: it’s the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival! Established in 2006, the festival’s annual theme is “Other Places,” and is reflected in this year’s slate. “We hope,” says festival director Richard Paradise, “everyone will be challenged to think broadly—about how huge the world of film is—and deeply, about the universal concerns and desires that unite us.” ...

Montreal’s RIDM docu highlights

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Montreal’s international documentary film festival, the RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal) is pleased to announce that TV, stage and screen actor Antoine Bertrand will be the spokesperson for its 12th annual event, which runs November 11-21. The multi-talented Antoine Bertrand came to widespread attention as Junior in the television series Les Bougon, which also brought him a Gémeaux nomination. He has quickly become one of the most popular young actors in Quebec, ...

25th International Short Film Festival Berlin highlights

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  25th International Short Film Festival Berlin 3 - 8 November 2009     This year, the International Short Film Festival Berlin will be celebrating its 25th anniversary! From its early beginnings in the 80's as a Super-8 festival in independent Berlin cinemas, interfilm has steadily evolved to become an international festival of ...
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