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The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by filmfestivals.com: BE ON IT!       French Riviera Film Festival  May 19-20, 2023 PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM February 12, 2023 Regular Deadline March 11, 2023 Late Deadline April 11, 2023 Extended Deadline The fith annual...

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    We, at filmfestivals.com, are extremely proud of our relationships and partnerships with these amazing film events: AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn,  FestForums Santa Barbara, FestForums New York, Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Animaze, WoFF Glasgow, UNAFF, Bridges Festival, Bahamas Int Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fa...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - ZOE AWARDS FESTIVAL

CALL FOR ENTRIES November 18th-February 2023:  The ZOE AWARDS Festival is accepting short films, animations, documentary including branded film shorts.  In addition, this is our first year to accept podcasts, web series, NFTs and Alexa Skills!   Visit - ZOEAWARDS.COM  Categories: – Official Competitions Short Films, documentaries, animations under 25 minutes, all genres except – Animation Competition Animation film shorts under 25 minutes, all ...

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    AFM 2022 runs November 1-6, 2022 Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2022  (43 rd edition) in person with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... Promote yo...

Background and Perspectives on Film Festival Consulting for your films

Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

...Guillaume Esmiol in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, about Guillaume's background in tech, media and innovation (with the TF1 Group), developping the new features in the current Marché du Film 2022 and the plans for the future edition which he will be running solo (with his team). He currently serves as co executive director of the Marché du Film and will take over from Jérôme Paillard who was having his last year in office. Bruno Chatelin was able to sit do...

Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin 2022 Zoom interview with Jérôme Paillard Head of the Cannes Market discussing the 2022 edition of the Marché du Film, his last edition as head of the Market. (Guillaume Esmiol will be taking over from Paillard for next year's edition.) An informal discussion with Bruno Chatelin about Jérôme's career, his dear memories and some of the key decisions he took in the developpment of what bec...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

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Each week, our newsletter delivers the hottest news from the festival circuit with news about festivals calling for film, revealing line-up, awards, premieres, ambiance...Our newsletter is edited by filmfestivals.com. The newsletter jointly has over 197 000+ opt-in members (as of march 2 2019, and growing). Join our commnity and subscrive for free. Should you need to place and ad, promote a film or a festival to our audience and advertise inside the Newsletter, please send a mail t...

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Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Festival (Bulletin Board), your Film (Showcase)...

Trailer for Pseudonym, for festival consideration

Synopsis:  Alex is a divorced father, a stressed executive. His daily routine is work, work, work. Tonight he's in a hurry, he's due to meet a beautiful young stranger... who contacted him via the internet. But this blind date will flip him into a downward spiral and disrupt forever the course of his life.  Thriller, 75 min., Scope, Dolby 5.1  Directed by Thierry Sebban  Starring: Simon Abkarian, Igor Skreblin, Perrine Tourneux...

VIDEO Interview with J.R. Rodriguez for his first film: REMEMBER YESTERDAY

REMEMBER YESTERDAY OPENING ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON FEBRUARY 14   Interview by Emmanuel Itier     When diner owner Jenny Hill's childhood sweetheart returns home to direct a new film project, her once stable life is turned upside down. She finds herself face to face with the possibility of a second chance at the life she had once longed for; performing on stage and being in love. But is that what's been missing in her life? Confusion, misdirection and an old...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! N°1000 and 45

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 Weekly newsletter N°1043 // 1044 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 166 000 subscribers.   FOLLOW US :           With other 11 000 festivals worldwide which we cover: no wonder we have reached the '1000' mark for our newsletters count. We proudly share our knowle...

Cinequest 2023 Festivals Dates Announced

  Team Cinequest and I are excited to announce the 2023 Festivals Dates, and we would be so very honored to have your participation: The enhanced CINEJOY VIRTUAL FESTIVAL featuring the brilliant Artists & Films of CINEQUEST will occur online and worldwide March 1-12! Lineup and Tickets on sale February 8 . The lineup's bigger. New and enhanced features make CINEJOY much more than a movie experience. We can’t wait to unleash the films, artist...

AFI 37th Edition of Festival Runs October 25-29

37th Edition of Festival Runs October 25-29Now Accepting Submissions For Short Films   The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the dates for AFI FEST 2023. The 37th edition of the Institute’s annual festival will take place exclusively in person on October 25-29, 2023, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. The five-day festival will once again include a curated selection of Red Carpet galas, Special Screenings, World Cinema, Documentaries and Sho...

Great news: Jafar Panahi temporarily released from Evin prison

Today Friday February 3 and the third day of the hunger strike of Jafar Panahi, Panahi was temporarily released from Evin prison with the efforts of his family, his wife Tahereh Saeedi, film representatives and his lawyers Additional news will be announced by his lawyers, Mr. Saleh Nikbakht and Yousef Molayi.   Berlinale Solidarity with Jafar Panahi The Berlinale continues to stand in solidarity (see press release from 11.07.2023) with the arrested filmmakers...

Iranian film director Jafar Panahi went on hunger strike in Evin prison

Jafar Panahi's dry hunger strike announcement     Tahereh Saeidi, the wife of cinema director Jafar Panahi, who is imprisoned in Evin prison, announced the hunger strike of the well-known director by publishing a statement from her on her Instagram page.   Jafar Panahi's statement states: “On July 20 of this year, in protest against the arrest of two of our beloved colleagues, Mr. Mohammad Rasulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad, together with a group of filmmakers gath...

Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) Announces first Executive Director, Debra Torrence.

  The Polk County Film Initiative (PCFI) is a nonprofit organization that works to bolster independent and major motion picture film production and access to media arts in Western North Carolina & Upstate South Carolina. PCFI was founded in 2013, offering a one-year film-making course, titled the Next Generation Film Project, for youth ages nine to 16 years. Over the past 8 years PCFI has focused on offering is signature event, the Tryon International Film Festiv...

Lee Yong-Kwan, president of Busan Int Fest (South Korea), to preside Vesoul Festival 29th edition

Lee Yong-Kwan, president and co-founder of the prestigious Busan International Film Festival (South Korea), the Cannes of Asia, will be the president of the jury of the 29th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema  (February 28 - March 7, 2023) (LEE Yong-Kwan , Martine et Jean-Marc Thérouanne - Credit photo archives FICA)     The International Jury : The 29th Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul will take place from Feb...

BABA Interview ---Sundance 2023

A middle-aged Iranian man makes a desperate bid to keep his apartment as his relationship with his son unravels. By Emmanuel Itier Meet Anya Chirkova and Meran Ismailsoy, the filmmakers of “Baba”, which played at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in the Shorts Program 2 section   1/ Inspiration and goals for this film? The inspiration came directly from my own personal experiences with my dad. The film essential is about a father and son who drift apart because of ...

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Discover a new world of growing business opportunities for your 3D animation feature films: we can help you find distribution in the Mena Region.   Trust us with a screener and your marketing assets so we can suggest the best plan.  Email Ayman Jamal - Barajoun CEO, and or Bruno Chatelin Festival Agent.   Meet us in Berlin and Cannes.   Introducing BARAJOUN ENTERTAINMENT   Barajoun means Marbles! Marble Balls were foun...

A Video look back at Sundance 2023: we have winners, and happy filmmakers on camera

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 ALL EYES ON INDEPENDENT Sundance and other Park City Festivals news.   #sundance @sundancefest CHECK OUR VIDEO GALLERY FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Contact us for advertising options Filmfestivals.com coverage by James Nelson (Video Coverage), Claus Mueller, Emmanuel Itier and Bruno Chatelin  BABA Interview ---Sundance 2023 ...

Mammoth Film Festival™ returns March 2-6, 2023

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This year’s edition takes place March 2-6, 2023 and is one of the most highly anticipated destination festivals on the calendar for filmmakers and film lovers globally.    The winter festival has also become a go-to secret platform for film buyers looking for additional opportunities and options aside from Sundance and the Berlinale and before SXSW. Although some call it one of the most exclusive and “underground” festivals to attend, badges and tickets are open to ...

Miami Dade College announced today its lineup for the 2023 Miami Film Festival, taking place from March 3-12

  40th ANNIVERSARY MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP “Somewhere in Queens” and “The Lost King” to Open & Close 2023 Fest Celebrating a major milestone in its 40th anniversary, Miami Dade College (MDC)’s acclaimed Miami Film Festival will take place from March 3-12, 2023. The Festival will open with Somewhere in Queens, directed by comedian and actor Ray Romano, who will attend. The festival will close with The Lost King, directed by Stephen Frears...

SVFF will present an Encore Presentation of National Geographic Documentary Films’ Fire of Love.

SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL TO HOST PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND EVENTS AND ANNOUNCES STUDENT PASS   Events Include an Advance Screening of Season 3 of the Netflix Series “Outer Banks” and Encore Presentation of National Geographic Documentary Films’ Academy Award nominated “Fire of Love”   Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) announced today that it will host three events over President’s Day weekend, taking place February 19 and 20 at...
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