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London FF 2015: Simon Stone on his debut feature The Daughter

Simon Stone is mostly known for his work in theatre. His adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck received great reviews, characterised as a ‘searing modern-day tragedy’ after its Barbican premier last year. In The daughter, Stone adapts the original script for the big screen, creating a tantalising family drama, set in rural Australian countryside. Geoffrey Rush stars as local factory owner Henry, whose son Christian (Paul Schneider) returns after years of absenc...

Josh Mond on his debut feature James White

Josh Mond is a New York based director and producer. In 2003 he established Borderline Films with fellow filmmakers Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin which brought to light the film festival success Martha Marcy May Marlene, which Mond produced. James White is his debut feature film, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Christopher Abbott. The film portrays the relationship of Gail with her son James. Diagnosed with final stage cancer Gail is making an attempt to maintain a healthy rel...

Newcastle Chinese Film Festival 2015

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Newcastle Chinese Film Festival When: 1 Oct-3 Oct Where: Tower CInemas, 183-185 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300 Tickets: $10 Per Film The Nightingale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-zb7VgF3vBQ An old Chinese farmer decides to journey from Beijing to his rural hometown to honour the promise he made to his late wife to bring back the bird that has been his only companion in the city. His takes along his spoilt grand-daughter Renxing, an 'olny child' brought up in the lap of lu...

IFFF Screenwriters' Panel: Are family films relevant for the digital age?

NEWS/EVENT ALERT: IFFF Screenwriters' Panel: Are family films relevant for the digital age? The International Family Film Festival Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PST) Los Angeles, CA   IFFF PANEL - Fairbanks Theater   Screenwriters' Panel:  Are family films relevant for the digital age? A must attend event, join some of Hollywood's most prominent film scribes as they discuss how and why big-tent family films resonate more with wired aud...

TIFF 15: Stonewall (Review)

Stonewall, dir. by Roland Emmerich, US, 2015    “You ran away? You got kicked out? You feel lost? Welcome to New York!” is the welcoming line that takes us down to Christopher street in Greenwich village, where it all started.  Danny (Jeremy Irvine), a young teenager who just escaped family and hometown after his peers discover he is a homosexual, arrives in New York City to study at Columbia. Only that Danny’s nature brings him straight to the right place. ...

TIFF 15: Demolition (Review)

Demolition, dir. by Jean-Marc Vallée, US 2015  By Martin I. Petrov    A normal man’s reaction to his wife’s tragic death would be grief and depression. For Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), is a chance to rediscover his own self in a loud, tragelaughic and destructive emotional torpedo, involving a lot of… deconstruction.  Davis is a successful investment banker who suddenly loses his wife in a car accident. No matter how hard he tries to adapt...

TIFF 15: The Apostate - Interview with Federico Veiroj

Director Federico Veiroj  Interview: Martin I. Petrov    Everyday, we have millions of choices to make, but how many of them are unaffected by societal norms or imposed by others?   In his third feature film, Spanish-Uruguayan filmmaker Federico Veiroj, depicts the story of Gonzalo, a young man who decides to apostatise. Humorous, extravagant and smart, the story takes us on a journey through Gonzalo’s life, as he is confronted with his deepest desires and feelin...

2016 submissions Now Open

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The 4th annual Tally Shorts Film Festival is looking for top-notch short films! We strive to provide our audience with a wide collection of films, which is why we love shorts! There is no better way to experience a fantastic variety of film than with a great selection of shorts all brought together in one exciting event!   To submit simply go to www.tallyshorts.com/submit/   Do you have what it takes?   ENTRY FEES Earlybird Submission – $8 (Aug...

38th Asian American International Film Festival Opening Press Conference

By Maria Esteves – July 23, 2015 AAIFF15 Opening Press Conference: Executive Director John Woo, Asian CineVision (ACV). The 38th Asian American International Film Festival 2015 (AAIFF15) Opening Press Conference was held at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Wednesday, July 22, 1:00pm. Hosted by HKETONY, John Woo’s AAIFF15 press conference unveiled the opening night premiere music documentary My Voice, My Life, by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ruby Ya...

11th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Awards

On Saturday, the 18th of July, the 11th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony. Honorary Vicious Cat award for lifetime achievement was received by the legendary German actor Udo Kier.   In our competition programs, the following awards were given: -VICIOUS CAT for best feature film: Ghoul (Czech Republic, 2015, Petr Jákl)  Special Mention: Idyll (Idila, Slovenia, 2015, Tomaž Gorkič) ...

Edinburgh FF 2015: Awards

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film was awarded to Andrew Haigh’s 45 YEARS which received its UK Premiere at the Festival. His beautiful portrait of a fractured relationship wins one of the longest-running film awards in the UK, honouring imagination and creativity in British filmmaking. The Award was presented by actor Jane Seymour. The winner was chosen by the Michael Powell Jury, chaired by LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan with actor/director Karen...

Edinburgh FF 2015: The Legend of Barney Thomson (Review)

  Barney is a humble mid-aged barber living in a quiet Glasgow neighbourhood. Day by day his life becomes more and more meaningless. Until the pair of scissors that’s become an extension to his hand, accidentally becomes a weapon that transforms him into the man everyone is looking for.  Based on Douglas Lindsay’s The long midnight of Barney Thomson, actor Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut is hilarious, amusing and utterly Scottish. Barney Thomson (Carlyle) cuts ...

Edinburgh FF 2015 opens on Wednesday

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival opens this Wednesday with Robert Carlyle's The legend of Barney Thomson.  Based on the book “The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson” by Douglas Lindsay, the film is a dark comedy that tells the story of Barney (Carlyle), an awkward barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, with both absurd and macabre consequences.  The opening ceremony of the 69th Edinburgh Film Festival will be held in attendance of names fro...

Edinburgh Film Festival 2015: Juries and Guests

Guests from around the world will be attending the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), ranging from internationally acclaimed directors and producers through to some of film’s most recognisable actors. The Festival’s main Juries will judge five award categories: The Michael Powell Award for Best British Film Best Performance in a British Feature Best International Feature Best Documentary Best Short Film Read more about our awards and the 2015 nominees....

Melissa Leo returns to FEST for Masterclass in Acting

  Only a few weeks away from FEST – Training Ground, FEST announced the return of one of the festival's all time star speakers: Academy Award Winning Actress MELISSA LEO! Melissa Leo is one of the most in demand actresses in the world right now, Winner of an Oscar for her performance on The Fighter Melissa is surely one of the great actresses of our time, and is step by step also becoming one of the most awarded actresses in activity. Melissa Leo starred as the mother of boxe...

Eastleigh Film Festival 2015

Eastleigh Film Festival is committed to supporting filmmaking by creating opportunities for the screening and production of inspirational and innovative new work.

We are now open for submissions for short films. See here for complete information: http://eastleighfilmfestival.com/short-film-competition

The winner will have their film screened at a special event during the Festival and receive 1:1 mentoring from Creative England to develop their practice.

Submissions are invited for short films of any genre, production style or technique including animation, documentary, experimental and non-narrative film. Films must be no more than 6 minutes long (including credits) and produced after 1st January 2014. 

WoFF 2015 Student Competition: Focus on India

    WoFF: World of Film International Festival Glasgow is setting the scope of its first Commonwealth Student Competition on India.    The Festival’s spirit to promote independent filmmaking and emerging cinemas from around the world, in conjunction with the Student Competition’s focus on the Commonwealth countries, puts Indian cinema in the spotlight for the 2015 edition of the festival.    “India’s film culture is one of the oldest ...

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vttrab-mh3k   Trailers will be posted to our social media websites, for audience opinions and likes. Would you like to see this film screened at our festival? http://dyingtoknowmovie.com/trailer Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. www.universalfilmfestival.com         ...

Universal Film Festival Mission

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The mission of the Universal Film Festival is to create and provide a credible and accessible venue for aspiring and talented filmmakers. The Universal Film Festival offers a medium in which Independent Filmmakers may showcase their works nationally and internationally. www.universalfilmfestival.com ...

Joachim Trier: Interview for Louder than Bombs

  By Martin I. Petrov Joachim Trier is a Norwegian director and scriptwriter. His third feature film Louder than bombs, and first in the english language after Reprise and Oslo, August 31, was presented in this year’s Competition at Festival De Cannes 2015.  The film tells the story of a single father and his 12 year old son in New York City struggling to rebuild their life after his wife commits suicide.  Read our review of the film here: http://www.film...

César Augusto Acevedo - Camera D'or Winner 2015 / Interview

By Martin I. Petrov   César Augusto Acevedo is a Colombian filmmaker. Land and Shade is his first feature film, presented at this year’s Semaine de la Critique. The story takes us to rural Colombia, where an old man returns to his family after many years of absence to find his son very ill and his wife in denial of leaving the land she so much loves. He is challenged to re-integrate into the family, while at the same time, the circumstances are indicative of a big change i...

Louder Than Bombs (Competition) - Review

Louder than bombs, dir. Joachim Trier, US/ Norway 2015 - Cannes 2015 Competition    By Martin I. Petrov   How easy it is to forget the past if you’re reminded of it on every single step you make to design the future? Joachim Trier’s third film Louder than bombs, loud in emotions and precise in its storytelling, explores the consequences of forgiveness, betrayal, love and death.  Teaming up again with Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31, Blind) on the script, Trier ...

KCTV5 Interview 2014

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