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2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival! Submit today!

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  The first annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival was such a hit! There was laughter, drinks, and plenty of amazing films! We know it's just gonna get better with age. Want to be a part of this growing tradition? Submit your film today on FilmFreeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/NewYork2ParisInternationalFilmFestival ...

Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre: Audience award winner at the Berlin Christmas Film Festival

(Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre, © Jon Grönvall 2018)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Sadly, the closing day of the Weihnachtsfilmfestival 2018, came and went too quickly. The first half of the program was a tad more family friendly than a lot of the other programming this year. Muumien taikatalvi (Moomins and the Winter Wonderland) from filmmakers Ira Carpelan and Jakub Wronski featured the voices of Alicia Vikander and Stellan Skarsgård. ...

Audiences delighted and shocked: Day 3 at Weihnachtsfilmfestival Berlin

(Day 3, © Teresa Vena/Weihnachtsfilmfestival2018)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   ...

What to look forward to in 2019: Panels and Parties!

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  The 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest will be the best yet! We're looking forward to celebrating original filmmakers through an exciting week of panels and parties! Curious what kind of panels we have to offer? Check out our Women in Film Panel from 2018 featuring four incredible panelists - Danielle Earle, Lauren Atkins, Naomi McDougall Jones, and Joanna Pickering. Make sure to keep up with us on social to find out more info on 2019's panels and other festival news! https...

LATE DEADLINE DECEMBER 30th!

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  Reminder that Sunday, December 30th is the Late Deadline to submit to the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival! You don't want to miss it! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival Info!

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  ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is a weekend-long event showcasing some of the best indie films from all over the globe followed by an opportunity to get to know some of the directors better at a Q & A session and even at their amazing after parties!  Come join them in discovering, projecting, and promoting some of the World's best filmmakers.  For more information visit www.ecufilmfestival.com ...

10th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

SUBMISSION LINK: https://filmfreeway.com/KASHISH2019

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites you to submit your LGBTQ themed films to the 10th Anniversary of the festival which will be held from June 12 – 16, 2019 in Mumbai. The festival is organized by KASHISH Arts Foundation, a not-for-profit trust working towards mainstreaming queer issues through cinema and arts.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival and has been voted as one of world’s top 5 coolest LGBTQ film festival. The festival is also one of the biggest pride events in India.

The festival accepts submissions of Features, Documentaries, Short films, Experimental films and music videos – all should be related to LGBTQ lives and stories.

The theme for KASHISH 2019 is ‘Over The Rainbow’.

Submissions are now open on FilmFreeWay, the world’s #1 submission platform. Earlybird discount of 20% available till November 30th. Final deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019.

SUBMISSION LINK: https://filmfreeway.com/KASHISH2019

USA Broadcast Deal!

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  Tomorrow (November 30th) is our REGULAR DEADLINE! Why submit to the 10th Annual Festival? Well, this year ShortsTV is offering to look at any accepted Short film for a US broadcast deal!  (NOTE: Must be narrative Live Action or Animation only. Art/experimental, documentary, TV pilot, or web series is NOT included in this offer). Want to submit your film? Visit: https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit   ...

All These Small Moments currently at Mannheim-Heidelberg Filmfest - interview with director Melissa Miller Costanzo

(Melissa Miller Costanzo, Molly Ringwald and Oldenburg Filmfest head Torsten Neumann, Photo courtesy of Laurence Diederich / Filmfest Oldenburg)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   "All These Small Moments" is currently screening at the 68th Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival and will have its first screening at the Torino Film Festival on November 25th. It had its international premiere at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in September and M...

exground filmfest 31: Presenting the Full Programme

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180 Films from 42 Countries // 58 Premieres // Cash and Non-Cash Prizes Valued at 20,000 € From 16 to 25 November, exground filmfest 31 is presenting an exceptional programme featuring roughly 180 independently produced short and feature-length films from 42 countries on the big screen. The festival’s team of curators made their final selection this year from over 2,600 submissions from 107 countries. This cream of the crop of international indy cinema includes 21 world premieres, thr...

Entries open

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Entries opem at Nice International Filmm festival fir our next festival in the south of france ...

Call for Entries Now Open - deadline December 1, 2018

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  Set in the heart of Oregon wine country, the McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) is a “filmmaker’s” festival. MSFF organizers cater to filmmakers from the moment a film is submitted to the moment the festival wraps up, experience why Portland, Oregon filmmaker Zach Putnam says “…the festival organizers curated a sophisticated collection of high caliber films from both local and international directors. They create a welcoming environment for all at...

NYC 2 Paris - Paris Photos!

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Didn't make it to the Paris portion of our festival? Curious what went down?  Check out our gorgeous photos taken by photographer India Lange! You can view them on our Facebook or website. There's so many awesome shots of our brilliant filmmakers as well as our audience members having a great time!   To submit to the second annual festival visit: FilmFreeway ...

Accepting Submissions: 2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!

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We are now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!  Join us in this new exciting tradition! All happening October 11 - 20, 2019! What could be better than fall in NYC and Paris, watching your film along with other new and exciting films while meeting fans and filmmakers from around the world! CERTIFICATES FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES, THE CERTIFICATES WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN PARIS THIS YEAR. Best Narrative Feature...

Call for Entries 2019 | African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival (Milan-Italy)

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2019 29th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival Milan – Italy, 23rd-31st March 2019   Submissions for the 29th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival are now open! It’s now possible to submit films to take part in the next edition of African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, which will take place in Milan (Italy) from 23rd to 31st March 2019. Applying is simple, it only takes two steps: fill in the entry form, after re...

The “Need to Knows” of the NYC Indie Film Festival

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1. Our Mission The NYC Independent Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit providing a showcase for the best independent cinema from NYC and around the world. The weeklong celebration screens the best indie films, offers educational panels and presentations helmed by industry professionals, and holds live performances. The Festival gives filmmakers the chance for potential distribution and funding. Awards are provided to the top films in each c...

Interview with Torsten Neumann about the last 25 years as Oldenburg festival director

By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   There was a long wait, but I finally got a chance to sit down with Oldenburg Film Festival director Torsten Neumann to discuss the 25th year of this very special film festival, what one of the director's described as "punk rock" or a "punch to the face", but in a good way. It was such a treat to sit down and discuss films with someone whose passion about films oozes from his pores.     Torsten Neumann pre...

Ester Brym's new film premieres in Los Angeles on 11/3

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Not Your Skin explores the lives of 4 transgender families across USA and across generations. The film wil Premiere on November 3rd, 2018 as part of The Valley Film Festival in Los Angeles.   Synopsis: 10-year-old Kylee is only starting her journey and her family is considering hormone blockers. Her parents changed her name and gender on her birth certificate and struggle with transitioning what they though was their son into a little girl that Kylee wants to be. They a...

Audi elite and high-class sponsor at Oldenburg International Film Festival

  Festival honoree Keith Carradine with Festival founder Thorsten Neumann and Audi chief unveiling the new Audi 6 Avant at the Oldenburger Castle reception. ...

Fantasy Filmfest 2018 Day 2: The Good, the Brilliant and the Unbearable

  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Well, the second day of the Fantasy Filmfest came and went. It had its ups and its downs. Let's start with the good even though it was at times a tad confusing. Irish director-writer Anthony Byrne co-wrote "In Darkness" with his fiancé, the formidable actress Natalie Dormer. Technically, the film is stylish and keeps one's attention, especially in the first act although some plot points become a bit perplexing later...

Q&A WITH SIMON FOSTER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL

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Originally published on September 5, 2018, on the Australian website CULT PROJECTIONS. Interviewed by BRYN TILLY.   Cult Projections: Tell me a little of the career trajectory that has brought you to Program Director for the Sci Fi Film Festival? Is this a dream role? Has it been challenging?   Simon: The career trajectory has been erratic, to put it succinctly, but I've always managed to spend most of my working years in the company of creative and/or dedicated ...

SciFi Film Festival Launches 2018 Official Program

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Australia’s leading celebration of science-fiction cinema, the SciFi Film Festival, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a wondrous line-up of breathtaking works from the planet’s most visionary filmmakers.   From 18th to 21st October, Sydney audiences seeking an adventurous movie-going experience will converge on the Event Cinemas George St complex to view 25 groundbreaking genre works from 11 countries, including two world premieres, 18 Australian premieres and...

10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival: Music Videos Celebration!

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We want to thank all of our filmmakers and fans who have supported the NYC Independent Film Festival throughout the years! Without you all, none of this would be possible! As we approach a DECADE of 'never boring' cinema we've decided to present a special treat for our next festival! At the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest we will be screening all of our INCREDIBLE past winners in the 'Best Music Video' category!  Get ready to jam, feel inspired, awaken your emotions, ...
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