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CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - REMEMBER THE FUTURE

CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - REMEMBER THE FUTURE is a Gold FilmFreeway Festival and an official IMDb qualifying event.

We are a hybrid festival, we run a monthly & annual competition of all genres for international Filmmakers, Songwriters, Singers & Bands, dedicated to Feature & Short Films, Indie, Documentaries, Experimental, Animations, Music Videos, Songs, Commercials, Web/TV Series and many more.

The mission of our golden fairy, who is the symbol of our festival, is to unearth rare gems, to highlight a new generation of emerging talents and a new wave of Filmmakers.

​Our Annual Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place in 2023 at the "White House", a luxurious Villa located in Cannes.

​On the same day, we will organize special screenings of some of the Annual Grand Winners at a famous theater in Cannes, the world's capital of Cinema.

The Festival's Jury composed of 7 members from the film industry, music industry and other artistic & cultural fields, who have no relation to the films in competition, will award in each category the best films through private screenings.

​All Official Selections, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, Nominees & Winners receive Official Laurels.

​All Finalists, Nominees & Winners are listed on our website and social networks.

Monthly award winners also receive a digital Official Certificate and may upload their credits on IMDb.

All monthly winners are automatically entered in the annual competition for a chance to receive a prestigious custom-made golden statuette designed on the French Riviera and the opportunity to have their film screened at a famous theater in Cannes, the world's capital of Cinema.

Projects of all genres are welcome.

 

New York: New Directors New Films 2021

  Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the annual New Directors New Films festival (ND/NF) was held in New York from April 28 - May 8 with extended in-person screenings until May 1st at the Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) location.  The 2021 festival offered 27 features, 11 shorts, and 11 films in its retrospective line-up. The international feature program showcased productions from, Iran, South Korea, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Greece, Georgia, France, In...

Midway, Review: Exactly

Midway, Review: Exactly When you make a war movie, based on facts, you might be motivated to give a slightly balanced view of events, for every country that goes to war has its reasons and its heroes. Your sympathies might lie with the nation where the film is produced, yet, unless your motive is jingoism and ultra-nationalism, you will give some weightage to the enemy’s point of view. Also, a faithful recreation means detailing and realistic characterisation, which when juxtaposed agai...

Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2018

Dublin Feminist Film Festival has established firm roots on Dublin’s cultural calendar, shining a spotlight on women in film. DFFF promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking.

This involves considering women on-screen, but also behind the camera, through the dual-aspect of celebrating and showcasing fantastic female filmmaking, as well as demonstrating that women make compelling and complex characters and subjects.  DFFF is a celebratory couple of days and our commitment to inclusive art is reflected in the programme each year, showcasing a range of work, from documentary to drama, short form to feature, films from different places and representing different perspectives, as well as work by women-of-colour.

ABOUT 2018'S FESTIVAL

The theme for #DFFF2018 is REFRAME/REFOCUS. Rather than foreground particular topics, our programme this year will feature films not only directed by women, but also shot by female cinematographers. In emphasising the role of the cinematographer, we aim to expand the notion of who 'makes' a film and what 'Films by Women' means, while also raising questions about whether and how films shot by women feature a different or other gaze.

WHY CINEMATOGRAPHY?

In 2018 something remarkable happened: Rachel Morrison garnered an Academy Award nomination for Cinematography for her work on the film Mudbound. At first glance, this might not seem so out of the ordinary. Over the last four decades, women have regularly and increasingly been nominated for and won international awards for production roles that had previously been male-only domains. Not so with cinematography, however. Morrison was the first woman ever to be nominated for her work behind the camera in ninety years of Oscars! Awards aren’t everything of course. But historically speaking, cinematography has been the most difficult filmmaking role for women to break into.

And yet for the past several years, some of the most visually exciting films in world cinema have been shot by women. Long-standing talents like Ellen Kuras, Agnés Godard, Caroline Champetier, and Mandy Walker have in recent years been joined by a huge influx of international cinematographers like Quyen Tran, Nanu Segal, Reed Morano, Morrison, and many more.

For the Fifth Dublin Feminist Film Festival, we have decided to highlight the role of the female cinematographer. In coming to this decision, we thought about it from several different angles. Does a woman’s camera “see” differently? If much of what makes film so compelling is the visual, can a film be “by” its cinematographer as much as its director? And institutionally and structurally speaking, why has the field of cinematography in particular been so reluctant to accept women into its ranks?

Thus we present REFRAME/REFOCUS, wherein we hope to reconsider, not simply the role of the cinematographer in general, but very specifically the role of the female cinematographer and how she lights, frames, and moves through the onscreen space that constitutes our visual filmic experience.

To that end, all the films we screen this year – features and shorts – were directed and shot by women. As part of the festival, we’re also featuring a talk by an esteemed academic on female cinematography, and a roundtable discussion with two Dublin-based female cinematographers.

It’s important to celebrate the work of Rachel Morrison, and we heartily congratulate her on her achievement. However, as we continue to reconsider the fantastic work that female cinematographers are doing around the world, we hope it will become increasingly clear that one nomination in ninety years simply isn’t good enough.

FROM ON HIGH wins TWO awards at Carpine d'Argento Cortifestival!

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FROM ON HIGH has won two honors at the 2018 Carpine d'Argento Cortifestival in Visciano, Italy. Ahead of the fest, which runs June 29-July 1, 2018, director/producer Dawn Westlake was contacted that her DP/Editor, Pol Carrizo Vilarroig, had won the BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award. The film itself also won a Third Place prize. FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-olds Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve S...

Hollywood Divine International Film Festival

The Hollywood Divine International Film Festival is dedicated to enriching the community and bridging cultures through the spirituality, education and promotion of the arts through independent film.

We, at Hollywood Divine, with the help of our heavenly father, want to make a big change and we are hoping you can help us with that.

There are many Christian artists out there looking for an outlet to spread the light of God through their God given gift of artistry. There are also many Christian people out there looking to appreciate art that celebrates their relationship with Christ.

We at Hollywood Divine want to be the catalyst for that change. A change that will, at least, balance out the darkness spread by mainstream Hollywood and the music industry, and give independent Christian filmmakers and musicians the chance to build their ministries by displaying their art to the world.

We believe that creating art, in any form, is a reflection of the ultimate creator. It’s one of the best ways to praise God and share his infinite love with the world. We ask you to please consider joining us on this journey.

FMX 2017 - International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia

FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business. In 2017, FMX takes place under the slogan "Beyond the Screen", focusing on how we, as a society, experience content now and in the near future. FMX will explore the evolution from the 2D screen to 3D screen to IMAX and Domes. What's more, it will also focus on storytelling beyond the movie theater, including VR and AR, 360° projects, location-based entertainment, geo-localization, interactive and installative screenings and more. However, FMX will not only look at the technological aspects of this evolution. Instead, it will also take into account the broader, societal implications: This year's theme is a call for open-mindedness and awareness, encouraging each and every one of us to look beyond the screen and to think outside the box.

Every year, VFX specialists, Animation experts as well as Games and Transmedia talents come to FMX to present cutting edge achievements, state of the art tools and pipelines, fascinating real time technologies, spectacular immersive experiences, innovative business models and more. More recently they have been joined by VR, AR, and 360° creatives who have introduced a new dimension into movie making and, more general, into entertainment. Every single one of them defines the diverse scope of the Conference program. Their contributions are complemented by the Marketplace that allows visitors to get their hands on the latest innovations of industry-leading companies and start-ups.  Workshops, Masterclasses and Company Suites dig even deeper into the learnings of international companies. To round things off, top-notch studios and service providers scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX is one of the world’s premier conferences to meet with the most influential players in the field. The overall organization and the intimate yet international size of the event offer professionals and students from the digital arts communities a great platform to mingle, network, and share insights about Art, Technologies and Business, at the highest level.

Join the club! FMX 2017 takes place May 2-5, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Real Time | Computational Cinematography | 360° Cameras | HDR | Light Fields | WebVR | WebGL | HFR | Open Source | Machine Learning | Concept Art | Sound Design | Location-based Entertainment | CEO Summit | Virtual Human Forum | VFX in Commercials | Animation Wild 'n Strange | CTO Council | Stop-Motion | The Cloud | Production Tracking | Virtual Production | GPU-CPU | Future of Storytelling  | Game Engines | World Building | and much, much more…

The Look of "Truth": A Conversation with Director James Vanderbilt

In my chat with filmmaker James Vanderbilt, we delved more into what his movie Truth got right about its visuals than about the world of journalism. Read here: http://www.thalo.com/articles/view/1160/director_james_vanderbilt_on_the_look_of_truth ...

Cinematographer Alwin H. Küchler on "Steve Jobs"

In addition to his award-winning skills as a cinematographer, Alwin H. Küchler, BSC, is an articulate interpreter of his craft. He spoke with me about shooting Steve Jobs, the Centerpiece of the 53rd New York Film Festival: http://www.thalo.com/articles/view/1143/steve_jobs_dp_alwin_h_kchler_shoots_in_three_acts ...

Best Short Film Competition - EVER!

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Best short film competition - EVER!! The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script! Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production. The sc...

Let the Community Decide who to fund! We Fund you to Collaborate!

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Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production with the entry fees. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script. Imagine a community that reviews your work,, provides you with abu...

Blue Sky Studios Cinematographer Renato Falcão Talks Animation at RioMarket

  If you're among the global moviegoers who helped bring 3-D adventure comedies Rio and Rio 2 nearly a billion dollars at the box office, you've beheld some of the latest CGI magic coming out of Blue Sky Studios. Both of these animated works feature the input of wizzy cinematographer Renato Falcão, who joined the Greenwich, Connecticut hit factory in 2009. Other Blue Sky titles he has collaborated on include Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic and the imagery to date for Pean...

The Martini Effect to open the Portobello Film Fest in London!

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"The Martini Effect" will open the Portobello Film Fest in London on August 28th at 7pm! Admission is free! For more info, please visit: http://portobellofilmfestival.com/2014/aug28-kph.html The film was written and directed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods. shingle. The film was shot by Brandon Bondehagen on Canon's C300. Starring Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky and Susan Messing, the film is a non-linear portrait of a relationship in crisis...

10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

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We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

Let the community decide who to fund!

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We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...

WHo Funds short films?

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Receive funding by judging scripts and having your film judged by writers. Pls share. www.writersandfilmmakers.com     ...

THE END OF FACEBOOK. Ever thought of paying facebook to 'boost' or promote your film and get more likes? THINK AGAIN!

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Watch this crazy video and learn how FB is deliberately diluting your fb likes with fake people to reduce your organic reach, even if you pay to 'boost' your likes/fan page. Crazy! http://www.booooooom.com/2014/02/25/end-facebook/ ...

THE END OF FACEBOOK. Ever thought of paying facebook to 'boost' or promote your film and get more likes? THINK AGAIN!

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Watch this crazy video and learn how FB is deliberately diluting your fb likes with fake people to reduce your organic reach, even if you pay to 'boost' your likes/fan page. Crazy! http://www.booooooom.com/2014/02/25/end-facebook/ ...

ATTENTION FILMMAKERS - WHO NEEDS A DISTRIBUTOR? CHECK OUT THESE DIY DISTRIBUTION MODELS

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Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge scripts. Winning filmmaker shoots 1 of the top 10 script.

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Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge scripts. Winning filmmaker shoots 1 of the top 10 script.    writersandfilmmakers.com ...

Why are you crowdfunding???

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Get up to $50,000 for you next film by judging scripts. There is a new funding model that builds a community, improves your work through feedback, and, if you are good enough will fund your next film up to $50,000. Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge scripts. Winning filmmaker shoots one of the top 10 scripts. We fund it with the entry fees. Writers want the best filmmaker because they want them to shoot their script if it wins. Filmmakers want the best scripts, because the...

Funding, funding, funding.

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As screenwriters, we wanted our scripts bought and made. But, we don't know any producers, so you stop writing and start directing and producing your own films. Of course, the problem is always funding. You need a lot of money to shoot a short, let alone a feature. Well, we also had a problem with the idea of a select few judges deciding if you are going to make it 'in' to a festival. So we decided to make a festival where the community decides what is good and what to fund! It...

Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers!

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We Fund Writers and Filmmakers!   Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers! Winning writer gets their script made by the winning filmmaker! The writer gets their script made and they get paid. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot it!   Very limited entries and everyone gets lots of coverage of their work!   The winning filmmaker wins up to $50,000 (Feature) or $25,000 (Short) to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $20,000 (Feature) or $1...

Fund your next film through peer evaluation! We solve the problem of funding and finding a great script!

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We Fund Writers and Filmmakers! Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers! Winning writer gets their script made by the winning filmmaker! The writer gets their script made and they get paid. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot it!   Very limited entries and everyone gets lots of coverage of their work!   The winning filmmaker wins $50,000 (Feature) or $25,000 (Short) to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives $20,000 (Feature) or $10,000 (Short) for th...

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