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Vietnamese Cinema Shines in Hollywood and On The Global Stage

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Southern California- based film distribution company 3388 Films (https://www.3388films.com/) is pleased to present FYC two feature titles during the 2022 awards season: Kiều, a stunning period piece, romance/drama, inspired by the most famous Vietnamese literary classic of all time The Tale of Kiều by Nguyễn Du; and Bố Già (Dad, I’m Sorry), Vietnam’s official entry in the international feature category for the 2022 Osca...

FRFF Celebrates George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts at Exclusive Beverly Hills Soirée | 2022 Submissions Open!

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) culminated on Bastille Day, July 14, 2021, with an intimate yet ultra-glamorous awards soirée at The Beverly Hills Hotel. At the exclusive reception at Bar Nineteen12, a special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards were given to actors Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts.     Sizzle Reel: https://www.youtube....

Chaka Khan, Diane Von Furstenberg and Rosario Dawson To Be Honored at 2020 CinéFashion Film Awards

The CINÉMOI network will place the spotlight on singer/songwriter Chaka Khan, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, actress/producer/activist Rosario Dawson, and rapper/singer/songwriter Raja Kumari at The 2020 CinéFashion Film Awards (CFFAs). Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the annual event, known as fashion film’s biggest night, will premiere on November 24th & 25th at 9PM ET/ 6PM PT on CINÉMOI.  Winners for “Best Fashion Film,” &ldquo...

Chaka Khan, Diane Von Furstenberg and Rosario Dawson To Be Honored at 2020 CinéFashion Film Awards

The CINÉMOI network will place the spotlight on singer/songwriter Chaka Khan, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, actress/producer/activist Rosario Dawson, and rapper/singer/songwriter Raja Kumari at The 2020 CinéFashion Film Awards (CFFAs). Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the annual event, known as fashion film’s biggest night, will premiere on November 24th & 25th at 9PM ET/ 6PM PT on CINÉMOI.      Winners for “Best Fashion Fil...

VIDEO: French Riviera Film Festival Gala Virtual Awards Ceremony on Sep 19, 5 PM PST: you are invited!

You are invited to the Awards Ceremony/ Live from the Beverly Hills Hotel https://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/editor/highest_honour_for_juliette_binoche_at_zurich_film_festival Join our host EverTalk TV’s Jezlan Moyet, along with presenters Tony Potts & Shalini Vadhera Potts, and Emmy-winning actor Vincent De Paul, for the French Riviera Film Festival Virtual Awards Ceremony. Presented live from The Beverly Hills Hotel, the event will feature special musical performances by Gotta,...

Hollywood Just4Shorts Short Film Awards and Screenplay Competition

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Hollywood Just4Shorts provides industry exposure for independent short films and short screenplays, with awards that qualify for IMDb award listings. Submissions of independently produced short films and unproduced short scripts are now accepted for the current round. Submit now at: https://filmfreeway.com/Just4ShortsFilmScreenplayCompetition ...

Golden Globes goes vegan for the first time in awards history

Image credit:  NBC-Golden Globes In a effort to promote sustainability, and for the first time in the history of Hollywood, a vegan meal created by Beverly Hilton executive chef Matthew Morgan was served to the stars during the Golden Globes ceremony.   On the menu:   Chilled golden beet soup with locally grown chervil and amaranth, Oyster mushrooms cooked ro replace scallops, wild-mushroom risottof, roasted baby purple and green brussels sprouts, globe carrots and pea tendri...

Christopher Kühne Adapts Lorca’s 'Yerma'

                      Christopher Kühne is an internationally acclaimed screenwriter and co-writer of the feature length film Yerma: Barren, directed by renowned poet/film director Emilio Ruiz Barrachina.  Yerma: Barren features an internationally diverse, award-winning cast including Spanish actress Miriam Díaz-Aroca and British actress Rebecca Grant. Yerma: Barren is the first adaptation of Federico Garc&iacu...

Lost World Film Festival - Paleochora, Crete

The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

We are delighted to announce that Bruno Chatelin of FilmFestivals.com will be attending the Lost World Film Festival and will present a Keynote on 'Film Festival Strategy'.

In due course we will announce details of more parallel Talks and Master Classes which will be included in our Film Festival Programme. Keep a weather eye for details both here and on our website.

Lost World Film Festival - WEBSITE

In addition to our listed venues, we are also aiming to include Open Air evening screenings in Central Paleochora. More news on this once we have finalised the details.

We have a limited number of complimentary rooms which the Paleochora Hotel Association has kindly offered to Officially Selected International visiting filmmakers. Once submissions close on April 15th, there will be an immediate lottery to determine which filmmakers will win complimentary accommodation.(To be eligible, filmmakers must have reached Official Selection Status plus provide us with evidence of Travel to Crete arrangements/bookings ) There will also be special hotel discounts available for Festival attendees.

We are open to all genres of Short Films, with the exception of gratuitous Horror.

Our core festival team is made up of a small group of volunteers, film enthusiasts and film professionals. Our goal is to provide the best possible communication and a fun, productive festival experience. If there is anything we can assist with, please send us an email and we will do our best to reply within 48hrs

Burgas International Film Festival awards 2017

The second edition of Burgas International Film Festival (BIFF) is over now. During the festival week viewers had the chance to see over 30 feature, short and documentary films from the Black Sea countries, including Greece.

Among the highlights of the festival were the sit-downs, organised for the audience with the casts and directors of the movies. Some of the locations where the BIFF was held were visited by Todor Matsanov and Dimitar Nikolov (Bulgaria) – director and leading actor respectively in Hristo; Alexey Fursenko (Russia) – director of Outcast; Catrinel Danaiata (Romania) – director of Double; Pavel Cuzuioc (Moldova) – director of Secondo me; Yannis Sakaridis (Greece) – director of Amerika Square; Ilker Savaskurt (Turkey) – director of Groom’s Block as well as by Tonislav Hristov, director of the documentary The Good Postman and his characters in the movie Ivan and Ivan.

Key to making the festival really memorable were also the honourable members of the jury - André Marques (Portugal), Patric Chiha (Austria), Andrea De Sica (Italy), Todor Dimitrov, Anna Goranova and Georgi Stoev - Jacky (Bulgaria). 
Selecting the winners proved to be a challenge and sparked some fascinating debates among the jury. Nonetheless, an agreement was reached and the movies which were finally distinguished are as follows:

• HRISTO (Bulgaria) directed by Grigor Lefterov and Todor Matsanov won the Best Feature Film Award
• ORANGE (Turjey) directed by Ersin Dogan won the Best Short Film Award
• THE GOOD POSTMAN (Bulgaria) directed by Tonislav Hristov won the Best Documentary Film Award.

Special recognition was also given to the feature films ROCK, directed by Ivan Shahnazarov (Russia) and AMERIKA SQUARE, directed by Yannis Sakaridis (Greece ) as well as to the documentary THE EYE OF THE MINOTAUR, directed by Borislav Kolev (Bulgaria).

The Audience Award was given to AMERIKA SQUARE (Greece).

This year’s festival was organised with the support of Municipality of Burgas, Municpality of Ruen, National Culture Fund, the embassies of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Greece and Portugal, Italian Cultural Institute, Jameson, Teddy Kam, Yalta Youth Cooperation, St. Anastasia Hotel, Villa Byzantium, Dives Estate, Business Incubator, Vijmag! Burgas, Municipal Radio Burgas, Flagman, Formalno, ChernomorieBG, SeaGuide, Indie Car Taxi and A La Minute Catering.

We’d also like to thank our main film curator Slavi Georgiev, hard-working volunteers, photographers, graphic designers, the technical team and all friends of Burgas International Film Festival .

 

1st QueerScope Debut Film Award by 13 German queer film festivals

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Presenting the 1st QueerScope Debut Film Award   The first QueerScope Debut Film Award will be given to the Swedish-American documentary "Kiki" on October 14th at Filmfest homochrom in Cologne. QueerScope, a co-operation of 13 German queer film festivals, will honour the achievements of director Sara Jordenö in her feature-length debut. Chi-Chi Mizrahi, one of the film's protagonists, will accept the award in person as proxy for Ms. Jordenö...

FREEDOM FILM FESTIVAL- WIN 5 LAKH RUPEES

UnCensor your thoughts…Claim your Freedom…Join the Movement of making “freedomfilms”!

OneTree Fest of FreedomFilms is a big, pan-India online film festival open to all young persons under30 years of age.

There is no entry fee of any kind. Winners to get attractive cash awards, trophies, internship opportunities with production houses and a large exposure in the digital space.

What’s a “freedom film”?

You have the freedom to choose any subject under the Sun. Freedom to use any kind of approach or style or treatment of the subject. Freedom to choose the kind of language demanded by your subject as in the digital world there is no censorship. You have the freedom from the tyranny of technology as you can use any camera that you can get your hands on!

 

Guidelines & Rules

Categories of films you can submit

  • “Nano” film: Between 1 and 7 minutes including titles etc fiction or non-fiction.
  • “Shrt” film: Between 7 and 25 minutes including titles etc fiction or non-fiction.

 

How does it work?

 

After the film submission deadline, a Panel of Jury will select 40 films from each category. These shortlisted films will be put up on the FreedomFilms Channel on YouTube for a period of 1 month. The top 7 films from each category will be selected based on the online views/”likes” and assessment of Jury of Industry Celebrities. You can invite your friends, family and relatives to watch and like them and increase your chances of making it to the top 7 films. The prize distribution will be an on ground event where Panel of Jury consisting of film personalities will talk about the selected 7 films and announce the winners. The whole event will be streaming live on the internet too! Thereafter, the 40 selected movies in each category will continue to be shown on the FreedomFilms Channel for a year..

Who can participate?

  • Any person under 30 years on the first day of the Festival.
  • There is no entry fee for participating in the Competition.
  • A person can send up to 3 entries per category.
  • There is no restriction on the number of students participating from one institute.
  • The Director, Camera-person and Editor of a film necessarily have to be under 30. If needed, older actors and other crewmembers can be used.


Production Guidelines

  • OneTree believes that the contents of a film, originality and innovativeness are important dimensions of a young person’s film.
  • Participants are free to use any camera/ technology available to them.
  • While participants have complete freedom in selecting a film’s theme, story, approach and style, all laws of the land need to be respected (incl those relating to obscenity, defamation, copyright and inciting communal disharmony).

Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke wins two Golden Aphrodite Awards at the Cyprus International Film Festival.

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Dutch feature film Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke has won two Golden Aphrodite Awards at The Cyprus International Film Festival. A Golden Aphrodite was awarded for Best Editing to Ricky Rijneke and Nina Petrovna and a Golden Aphrodite was awarded for Best Cinematography to Gergely Pohárnok, Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd & Dirk Rijneke. According to the festival, the Cyprus International Film Festival is the most important independent cinema event in the whole region. Films by emerging directo...

Paris Art and Movie Awards - PAMA

The PAMA is an international festival with award ceremony.

We welcome film-makers from all over the world to meet in the historical heart of Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Près.

Le Paris Art and Movie Awards est un festival international de cinéma indépendant, qui aura lieu du 25 au 27 septembre 2015 à Paris.

Notre site Internet : http://parisartandmovieawards.com/

The PAMA

Open submissions to the Paris Art and Movie Awards

The PAMA will run sept 25-27th, 2015. The event will screen several blocks of shorts from all over the world, moreover from USA and France. Features and scripts are accepted too. 20 awards may be reward the best artists and filmmakers in a range of 10 categories. All categories can be found on the festival's website. All nominated movies, special events, french premiere and professional meetings will be held in the historical heart of Paris : Saint-Germain-des-Près. Out ...

Cannes: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches 3rd edition and opens Early Bird submissions during the Cannes Film Festival 2015!

Cannes: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches 3rd edition and opens Early Bird submissions during the Cannes Film Festival 2015!

SR Socially Relevant (TM) Film Festival New York wrapped its 2nd annual edition after week-long screenings of 53 films from 33 countries and four industry panels in March. SR Film Festival honored Albert Maysles posthumously with the Lifetime of Inspiration Award while the festival’s special Justice and Peace Award went to Israeli Filmmaker Guy Davidi (Five Broken Cameras) for his film High Hopes featuring a soundtrack by Pink Floyd.
 

SR Socially Relevant (TM) Film Festival NY, now in its 3rd year, is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant human interest stories and raises awareness to social problems by offering positive solutions through the powerful medium of cinema. SR Socially Relevant (TM) Film Fest NY shines the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant narratives across a broad range of social issues without resorting to gratuitous violence and violent forms of movie making. The film categories include shorts, documentaries, narrative features as well as scripts in competition.

According to Festival Founding Artistic Director Nora Armani, “The festival is a movement for the promotion of socially relevant film content not just a week-long series of screenings. We strongly believe in the power of cinema for positive social change, and we work hard in rewarding filmmakers who chose to tell socially relevant stories.” In view of this the festival curates screenings throughout the year and secures an annual presence at the Cannes Marché Doc Corner with a selection of Docs from its slate.

After a successful and expanded 2nd edition in 2015 the SR team is now looking forward to organizing the 3rd edition that will take place in March 2016. In Cannes, the team is busy with meetings with potential sponsors, new partners, and is keen on inviting film offices of countries rich with Socially Relevant (TM) film content to become the focus of its 3rd edition. New submissions open Monday May 18. The discount code: CAN15 offers Early Bird entries a further discount.

For more information on the festival, the industry panels, how to be involved as a partner, sponsor, panelist, jury, and filmmaker, visit the festival’s website: www.ratedsrfilms.org or contact the festival team at: ratedsrfilmfest@gmail.com

Direct contact during Cannes or to set up an appointment call: +33 (0) 6 52 61 19 62

BREAKING News!

The festival team officially offered the Grand Prize trophy to winner of the festival’s Grand Prize in the Narrative Feature Category, The Challat of Tunis directed by Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania during the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, May 17, at 4:00 pm at the Cinema du Monde stand where the director has a new film project in development. The Challat of Tunis won a week-long run at the Quad Cinema, newly owned by Cohen Media Group, in April.

The winners in the other categories:

Lighter than Orange, directed by German filmmaker Matthias Leupold won the Best Documentary Award of the festival as a DVD-VOD distribution deal offered by festival partner Cinema Libre Studio of Los Angeles.
 

The Documentary and Narrative shorts Mamma är Gud directed by Maria Bäck from Denmark and Zacharie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore directed by Alberto Segre from Spain and France, won digital distributions deal with festival partner IndiePix and scriptwriting software by Final Draft.

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York also awarded its annual Vanya Exerjian Award – Empowering Women and Girls to E’ Stata Lei (It Was Her), directed by Francesca Archibugi, for her film treating the issue of violence against women. For the second year in a row, the Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) presented an award to one of the films, and the winner this year was We Cannot Go There Now, My Dear directed by Carol Mansour.

The scriptwriting jury selected, Steppin’ Out by Steve Bensinger as winner. The award is a certificate from Final Draft and free inclusion in InkTip a website where producers look for their next projects.

 

Contact: www.ratedsrfilms.org or the festival at: ratedsrfilmfest@gmail.com

Contact during Cannes: +33 (0) 6 52 61 19 62

15th PIF Festival Awards!

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Check out our 2014 Planet In Focus winners! Planet In Focus, Canada's largest and longest running environmental film festival, presents differents awards including: - Best Canadian Feature: Just Eat It by Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin - Best international Feature: Resistance by Michael Graziano - Best Short Film: Once Upon A Tree by Marleen Van der Werf - Green Screen Award: Tomorrowland and All The Time in the World by Suzane Crocker - Green Pitch award: The Fungus Among Us by Karen...

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