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The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by BE ON IT!     New Media Film Festival June 1 – 2, 2022 January 3, 2022 Pre-Fest Deadline New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm...

Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin and the previous chat on the 2020 edition !   Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a...

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    We, at, 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...

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SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES AFM 2020 runs November 9 - 13 will be covering The online AFM 2020  (41 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... ...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with about the 41st edition of AFM

Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ...

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...

Submit through our partner DocFilmDepot WE HAVE IMAGINED A FUN, SECURE, AND WELL ADAPTED TOOL TO THE ENVIRONMENT FOR DOCUMENTARY CINEMA. Docfilmdepot is a platform that allows directors, producers and distributors of documentary films to manage their call for entries at several festivals. It allows you to create an account, to register one or more films whatever the genre to which they belong, to download the corresponding files, then to submit them to the festivals of your choice, partn...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge 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 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...

Bruno Chatelin Honoured with UN Supported Organization @Cannes Film Festival

  Bruno Chatelin, back home with his lifetime achievement award 9th Annual AFI World Peace Initiative honours "Bruno Chatelin" @Cannes Film Festival alongside the “Embrace Award” given to Two Time Oscar Nominee Barry Alexander Brown whilst Student Oscars Committee congratulates Founder working year-round for peace through film. Founder HRH Princess Angelique A. Monet    Manuel de Collas LaRoche, Lorenzo Giovnelli, Michela Scolari Stephen Mao, Pr...

First look at the 4th edition of the Caorle Independent Film Festival (CIFF)

  Caorle Independent Film Festival: also this year boom of registrations Among the highlights of the 4th edition: Caorle Unveiled, the social video contest dedicated to Caorle (Venice, Italy) and a fundraising campaign. At midnight July 20, submissions for the 4th edition of the Caorle Independent Film Festival (CIFF) officially closed. This cultural event, sponsored by the City of Caorle and the Veneto Region, has become a regular event for lovers and experts of independen...

Becoming Led Zeppelin by Bernard MacMahon selected out-of-competition

Becoming Led Zeppelin by Bernard MacMahon, with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Robert Plant playing themselves, will feature in the out-of-competition section at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Photo: Led Zeppelin by Dick Barnatt - Redferns_London_December 1968_Getty Images     Becoming Led Zeppelin, directed by Bernard MacMahon (American Epic), and co-written and produced by Allison McGourty, with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham a...

The Locarno Kids Award is launched: the first edition will go to Mamoru Hosoda

  Starting this year, a new award has been added to the Locarno Film Festival's list of honors: the Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare, given to someone capable of bringing cinema to younger viewers. At the viewing of the Piazza Grande presentation of Mamoru Hosoda's Belle: Ryū to sobakasu no hime (Belle, 2021), the master of animation will be the first to receive the award, and he will do so from Japan.  The Locarno Kids Award thus completes the Festival's offerings for chi...

The Festival is back: Locarno74 gets under way

The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival will be held from 4 to 14 August. © Yannis Drakoulidis - Netflix The Locarno Film Festival officially opens its doors to the public once again. The Palexpo (FEVI) and the Piazza Grande, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, are ready and waiting for the opening ceremony, featuring Laetitia Casta, winner of the Excellence Award Davide Campari, and the world premiere of Beckett, by Ferdinando Cito Filomarin...

Arpa International Film Festival in the news

  Arpa is proud to continue the accomplished momentum of our former jury members, honorees, and filmmakers. In Recent News Arpa congratulates Emmy winning and academy award-nominated documentarian, filmmaker, and recipient of Arpa’s  Career Achievement in Directing, Joe Berlinger, on his nomination of Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel and Murder Among the Mormons as Executive Producer.  Both shows have been nom...

Big Sky Film Institute Annual Report

Bonus: DocShop 2021 Recorded Sessions   A YEAR LIKE NONE BEFORE For the first time in 18 years, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival did not swell the streets of downtown Missoula with film-goers. Filmmakers did not grace the stages at The Wilma, The Roxy, the Elks Lodge or the ZACC, where bucket seats stayed folded, popcorn machines empty and box offices dark. No showing off the MAM or the Radius Gallery to festival tourists, no chance meeti...

Hola México Film Festival presented by DishLATINO returns for its 13th annual edition

 September 17-25 during Hispanic Heritage Month Welcoming film lovers back to the silver screen to celebrate together the resilience and ingenuity of the film community Perdida, by the revered director Jorge Michel Grau, to open the festival Opening & Closing nights will take place at LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes   The largest Mexican film festival outside of the Mexican territory, Hola México Film Festival presented by DishLATINO, returns for its 13t...

Announcing the Films Coming to AJFF North

  When AJFF returns to the big screen later this month, it'll be with a diverse mix of dramas, documentaries, family-friendly fare, a Hollywood classic comedy, and even short films, in a series of in-theater and virtual screenings at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell, as well as streaming in the AJFF Virtual Cinema. More About the AJFF North Film Lineup   Tickets on sale this Wednesday, August 4 at Noon. $16/person for screenings at the Aurora Ci...

Sydney Film Festival will postpone the 68th edition of the Festival until 3-14 November 2021

  In light of the Sydney lockdown extension announced by the NSW Government last week, Sydney Film Festival will postpone the 68th edition of the Festival until 3-14 November 2021.   SFF remains committed to presenting a COVID-safe in-cinema Festival this year and will launch the full program and single ticket sales once lockdown has ended.   “Sydney Film Festival looks forward to returning to cinemas for a COVID-safe event in November, when we’ll come ...

Death of filmmaker Marc Haaz

Photo credit: Jean-François Maillot Marc Haaz: May 8, 1988 - July 30, 2021   Bio-filmography: Marc Haaz, born May 8, 1988 in Besançon, lives in Frotey-les-Vesoul, is educated at the Jean Macé college, then at the Haberges high school. These teachers noticed his pronounced taste for culture: member of the Young Jury of the International Festival of Asian Cinemas, organizer of theatrical performances and sword fights. He continued his cinema studies in Me...

Burgas International Film Festival 2021

With huge interest of the audience, a lot of guests and many side events the sixth edition of Burgas International Film Festival has passed. Yesterday during the last evening the winners were announced. The jury ( Kamen Kalev, Martina Apostolova, Kaloyan Bozhilov, Deben Van Dam and Atanas Cholakov) gave the big prize “Danny Lerner Award” to the movie “Mighty flash” and the director Ainhoa Rodríguez. In the short movie categories gave the prizes to “Muse&rdquo...

Jane Campion debuts her latest film "The Power of the Dog" at the Venice Film Festival

Jane Campion will debut her latest film The Power of the Dog at the Venice Film Festival. The film is set in Montana in the 1920's and stars Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The Power of the Dog is an adaptation from a 1967 novel by Thomas Savage. Dunst plays a widow who with her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) moves to Montana to be with her husband George (Jesse Plemons) though his brother (Cumberbatch) is not happy with his new in-laws. The film opens at the New Yo...

Aissa Maïga's Marcher sur l'eau (Above Water) featured in Cannes Special Features

  Aissa Maïga's Marcher sur l'eau (Above Water) was a special treat at the Cannes special screening section of the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Set in the Azawak of West Africa in Niger Aissa follows a nomadic family in an area deprived of water. Beautifully told and made by the filmmaker and filmed by Rousslan Dion.   Maïga shows the close bonds of a family within a community in search of water. She follows the journey from walking for miles in sea...


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