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Russian Film Week 2016: Summary of a successful debut

          The first Russian Film Week festival was held in the United Kingdom between 30th November and 4th December 2016 in 9 different venues across London and Cambridge. The festival became the most prominent Russian film event to be held outside of Russia and the most successful cross-cultural national film festival in Great Britain. It was attended by more than 50 top directors, actors and producers from Russia, UK and Europe and an audience in excess of 4500 peopl...

2016 good year for Sony Pictures Networks India

2016 good year for Sony Pictures Networks India As 2016 fades out, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) reveals that it has been a good year for the company. In 2007, the company had changed its name from Sony Entertainment Television (SET) to Multi Screen Media (MSM). Many viewers in India still remember the old name, which was the identity when the Sony group entered India, in 1995, not too long after the Indian skies had opened up to non-state, satellite television broadcasters. According to N ...

TODAY is the Regular Deadline for Submissions to the 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!

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Today is the regular deadline for submissions! Submit your film today for your chance to win awesome prizes like Sony Catalyst Production Suite, iActing Studios yearly subscriptions, and $1,000 Cash! Submit through our official website or on the following sites: FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, Film Festival Life, Festhome, and Click For Festivals!   SUBMIT HERE: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Awards of the 57th Thessaloniki IFF

  The Awards of the 57th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL were announce last night, after ten days of a successful 57th edition. Here are teh awarded in all section:    The International Jury of the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Amir Naderi, Director, Iran - Jury President Sofian El Fani, Director of photography, Tunisia Frédérique Moreau, Screenwriter, France Peter Scarlet, Consultant, p...

Films By Her Screening Event this December!

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We are spotlighting the best indie films by female filmmakers in Films By Her screening! Join us for a two hour screening of the best narrative shorts and animated works from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Festival editions with your first drink on us! Buy your tickets today and enter automatically for a 2017 VIP pass raffle at the screening.  Lineup includes: Moral Compass Testimony Katyusha One Thousand and One Teardrops First Base MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! Friday, Dec...

57 Thessaloniki Festival opened last night

The 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival opened last night with an original and fresh start for the new director of the festival, Greek Film critic, editor and former Athens Film Festival Director Orestis Andreadakis, who took her from Dimitri Eipides at the beginning of the year.      At the historic Olympion Theatre, the ceremony hosted Greek actors Themis Batzaka and Stelios Mainas, who managed with spot on jokes and great vibe to welcome the audience and speak ab...

Thessaloniki IFF 2016: Full line up

The 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is just days away, starting this coming Thursday. The full line-up was announced las week in teh official press conference. The festival will open on Thursday night with Jim Jarmusch's latest film 'Paterson', continuing its festival circuit journey after premiering in Cannes last May. The film stars Adam Driver and tells the story of a bus driver in New Jersey who secretly aspires to become a poet.  The festival runs Novembe...

2016 Chicago International Film Festival

Once again I had the pleasure of attending the Red Carpet event at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival this month. There were several stars in attendance. Aside from the local celebrities like Chaz Ebert and Michael Kutza there were some big names: French director Claude Lelouch, French actress Valerie Perrin, actor Chin Han from Singapore, actor Michael Rooker, director John McNaughton and last but not least Geraldine Chaplin.     ...

Mallorca Film Fest 2016: All you need to know

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, set in the heart of Mallorca's buzzing and culturally rich center of Palma, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival's 5th edition. The nine-day festival will take place, November 3rd-12th, 2016, and includes a festival tribute award to legendary actor/director Danny DeVito, a Gala Opening Night, narrative and documentary competition sections, a Drive in Cinema section at Port Adriano, and a Virtual Reality...

Asian Film Market 2016 Daily Day 1

Event Name Time Venue BOOK TO FILM 10:30 - 12:00 Event Room, BEXCO  Exhibition Center 2 ...

WoFF Glasgow wraps third edition

The third edition of the World of Film Intrenational Festival in Glasgow, Scotland wrapped this Sunday, awarding First Features, Women Directors and Balkan filmmakres across their three main sections.  This year's festival moved a step further by supporting the project of preserving and refurbishing the oldest Music Hall in the city of Glasgow - Britannia Panopticon where the majority of the events were held.  In collaboration with NisiMasa: The European Network of Young Cinema...

WoFF 2016: Line-up and Schedule announced

World of Film International Festival has announced full line-up and Schedule for the third edition of the festival, coming up September 29th to October 2 in Glasgow, Scotland.  This year’s selection of feature and short films includes a variety of international entries across all three main festival sections - First Features and Short Film Competition, the Female Perspective Competition and the newly introduced Focus on Balkan Cinema.  Highlights include Get Happy by Manoj An...

the NET sum of Life

Director: Charlene MzMuffin Modeste.

the NET sum of Life

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See the IMDb page. Heather Weir is a typical teenage who can't seem to get her priorities right. In order to make her father proud, she wants to achieve academic success. However, she is hell bent on finding romance over the internet.  45 minutes (including credits) 2016 Stay tuned for more film - shorts and features, from MzM Productions  ...

New Orleans Film Society Announces 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, October 12th – 20th, 2016

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  New Orleans Film Society Announces 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, October 12th – 20th, 2016   Festival unveils documentary, narrative and Louisiana feature competition lineup + official program artwork   The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced today the feature competition lineup for the 27th annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), taking place October 12th – 20th at venues across New Orleans, with an increased presence in the downtown area. &n...

Brexit & Visionary Women to headline TIFF industry conference

TIFF® unveiled today an early glimpse of the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference. The seven-day conference is setting its sights on what impact Brexit will have on the industry, as well as exploring the question of equity for women in the film business. Guest speakers announced to date include Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages), Isabel Davis (Head Of International, British Film Institute), Ilann Girard (CEO, Arsam International), Anna Serner ...

Interview: Kleber Mendonça Filho on Aquarius

Brazilian Director Kleber Mendonça Filho directs his second feature film Aquarius after successfully entering the film festival circuit in 2012 with his debut Neighbouring Sounds. Starring Sonia Braga as a 65 year old retired music critic who, although remaining the last resident of the Aquarius complex in Recife, decides to give a battle and keep her property which unexpectedly takes on a journey back in time. Old memories and her life adventures are brought up to the surface of her co...

SFF 2016: Kleber Mendonça Filho on Aquarius

Brazilian Director Kleber Mendonça Filho directs his second feature film Aquarius after successfully entering the film festival circuit in 2012 with his debut Neighbouring Sounds. Starring Sonia Braga as a 65 year old retired music critic who, although remaining the last resident of the Aquarius complex in Recife, decides to give a battle and keep her property which unexpectedly takes on a journey back in time. Old memories and her life adventures are brought up to the surface of her co...

Sydney Film Festival: Hub launch at Town Hall

The 63d Sydney Film Festival launched few days ago and already counts numerous sold out screenings and exclusive premieres as part of this year’s Australian and International selection.  Last Friday, the official festival hub opened its doors to all festival attendees and the public who have the opportunity to swing by and have a closer look at excerpts from this year’s programme, along with some exciting projects, installations and VR short film presentations.  The Hub i...

Sydney FF 2016 opened last night

The 63rd Sydney Film Festival opened last night, June 8th, at the State Theatre with the world premiere of Australian film Goldstone.  Festival Director Nashen Moodley opened his fifth Festival along with Goldstone's director Ivan Sen, producers David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, actors Aaron Pedersen, David Gulpilil, Michelle Lim Davidson and Tom E. Lewis.  NSW Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant greeted the audience and underlined that &ldqu...

Giant: A VR film presented by HP

Giant, an innovative Virtual Reality film presented by HP in collaboration with the NEXT pavilion in Cannes this year, is the first film utilising the latest technology in fully immersive film experiences.  The 6 minute short is about two parents, who, trapped in an active war-zone, struggle to distract their young daughter by inventing a fantastical tale. Inspired by real events, this cinematic virtual-reality experience, transports the viewer into the family's makeshift b...

Religion Today - Regulations and Submissions

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Application to the competition signifies accepting all the regulations. It is the responsibility of producers, distributors or other subjects presenting the film to be legitimately authorised to enter the film in the Film Festival.   SUBMISSIONS Click here to the entry form.   REGULATIONS Article 1 "Religion Today Film Festival" is conceived and organized by the cultural nonprofit Association "BiancoNero", situate...

Baher, a short film by Hassan Akhondpour

  A stylish fairytale, Baher (Her mind) is an extravagant interpretation of how far human mind can go when logic departs and the heart takes the lead.    Iranian director Hassan Akhondpour creates a 25 minute eerie, yet sophisticated journey through a female mind, delving into his character’s deepest desires and emotions. Obsessed with the idea that her husband is seeing another woman, the character gradually enters a world of emotional paranoia where the lines between ...

The Awards of the 69th Festival De Cannes

The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes, presided by George Miller, has revealed the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Laurent Lafitte welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The American actor, Mel Gibson, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 21 films in Competition. The French actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, received...

Animation Day in Cannes: Wrap-up

  The second Animation Day in Cannes took place on May 18th at the Salon La Renaissance, the Palais des Festivals and the UAE pavilion at the Marche du film, putting for a second year animation on the map of Cannes screenings and events and generating audiences from the animation industry and beyond, along with animation cinephiles and festival professionals.    The two panel discussions, one on Virtual Reality and the impact that it has in the animation world of filmmaking a...

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