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TIBERIUS FILM Acquires Rights for THE NINTH and THE WIDOW at AFM

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TIBERIUS FILM Acquires Rights for Stunning Russian High Quality Production THE NINTH at AFM such as the Horror Movie THE WIDOW and Woody Harrelson’s Star Cast Comedy LOST IN LONDON.   At the American Film Market AFM 2019 in Los Angeles, Tiberius Film gives notice of several high-class purchases. Apart from Woody Harrelson´s all-star cast comedy LOST IN LONDON, the Munich-based independent film distributer secured the rights to THE NINTH and THE WIDOW. Both movies are  lar...

The sun sets on AFM, 40th edition wrapped successfully

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from Santa Monica View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Promote your line up during AFM SEE YOU NEXT YEAR   Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfest...

An Officer and a Spy takes the lead at the french Box Office despite accusations against Polanski

Rank Title Distributor Tickets France Prints Print average  premières Total inc premieres 1 J'ACCUSE Gaumont 46 412 545 85 10 268 56 680 2 LE MANS 66 The Walt Disney Co. France 36 516 378 97 15 810 52 326 ...

Currently untitled film (f.k.a An Unquiet Life) begins shooting with Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes

Align and Goldcrest Features announced today that the as currently untitled (f.k.a An Unquiet Life) feature starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), and Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Misbehaviour), will begin filming on November 14th.  The story of the world’s most beloved children’s author, Roald Dahl (Bonneville) and his film star wife, Patricia Neal (Hawes) will be directed by John Hay (Lost Christmas,  There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble). Hay also wrote the f...

The 2019 Infinity Festival Monolith Awards during AFM

The Infinity Festival kicked off its first full day of programming on Friday, November 8th, which culminated with the 2019 IF Monolith Awards ceremony.   The 2019 IF Monolith Awards presented awards for technology and narrative arts to the best in the industry. Voted on by a body of professional peers, the Monolith Awards recognized excellent accomplishments in narrative arts and technology that showcase the concept of storytelling. These unique awards are prestigious in that they are giv...

Telos Alliance Axia Quasar AoIP Console Makes Its US Debut at MBMTC

Axia's new flagship console delivers trusted AoIP technology, cosmic design, stellar sound, and limitless production possibilities.    The Telos Alliance®—trusted global leader in broadcast audio for more than three decades—debuted the Axia® Quasar 6th-generation AoIP console in the U.S. today at the Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference (formerly known as Ohio Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference)...

Celestial Tiger Entertainment Promotes Ofanny Choi to President

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), owner and operator of the largest portfolio of pan-Asian networks dedicated to Asian entertainment, today announced the promotion of Ofanny Choi to President.    Choi will run CTE, oversee all aspects of the Company’s operations and brings nearly three decades of media experience to her new role.  As Executive Vice President, TV Networks at CTE, she oversaw the Company’s networks business, including programming, acquisitions, mark...

AFM Panels AVOD State of the Industry w/ Vudu, Tubi, Pluto, Xumo + Day 7 – November 12, 2019

AFM wrapped its five-days of Conferences with the dedicated 90-minute session, The Rise of AVOD, with all the major players in the space and moderated by Bruce Eisen, President, Digital Advisors.  Hope you can include in your news.  Should you need additional quotes/information or are interested in receiving the video of the panel to review for a story, please let me know.      Jeff Shultz, Chief Business Officer, Pluto TV, Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi...

National Screen Institute announces Directors Guild of Canada as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of three-year agreem

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  The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to welcome the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of a new three-year partnership. The partnership supports the delivery of training programs NSI New Northern Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by NSI, and includes boot camp sessions delivered by DGC members such as award-winning director Shane Belcourt. Additionally, the new $500 Directors Guild of Canada...

Comedian and Filmmaker Zac Amico will be Appearing Alongside Director Lloyd Kaufman at Forbidden Planet NYC

Comedian and Filmmaker Zac Amico (Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol's 1 & 2, #ShakespearesShitstorm) Will be Appearing Alongside Director Lloyd Kaufman at Forbidden Planet NYC for Troma's Blu-ray Release Party For Vol. 2 From 6-8 PM on November 14th!   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New York, NY - November 13, 2019 Greetings from Tromaville!   Zac Amico, comedian, filmmaker, ...

Highlights from the Television Conference at AFM November 12, 2019

  AFM's first-ever Television Conference was a sold out event with more than 600 attendees and featured executives from Disney, Lifetime, The History Channel, MarVista, and more and featured two session - We've included quotes below.: Made-for-TV Movies: Expanding Opportunities for Independent Filmmakers Panellists: Paul Bales, Partner, The Asylum Pierre David, Chief Strategy Advisor & Producer, ReelOne/Lance Entertainment Brad Krevoy, CEO, Motio...

AFI FEST 2019 adds a Special Screening added I AM WOMAN

The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi has added a Special Screening of I AM WOMAN, the Helen Reddy biopic, directed by Unjoo Moon (AFI Class of 2000).  The film is produced by Moon and Rosemary Blight, written by Emma Jensen and stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald. The film will have its US premiere on Thursday, November 21 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.     I AM WOMAN tells the inspir...

Video moments from the Production without Borders conference during AFM

Production Without Borders 2019 (l-r) Dustin Quick, Nicole Muj, Larry Namer, Christopher Kühne, Carmela Baranowska, Debra Levine, Emily Shah, Ali M. Aksu, Gotham La Chandna | photo by Tshombe Sampson.   Watch the video edit where each of a panelist is beeing introduced and asked what s on their plate at present.     Photo credit: Tshombe Sampson       ...

First Look Photo of Astute Films' 'Never Too Late' starring Ellen Burstyn and James Caan

‘NEVER TOO LATE’ COMEDY STARRING ELLEN BURSTYN AND JAMES CAAN FROM ASTUTE FILMS   Cast: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Loretta Devine, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Mitchell, French Steward   Director: Michael Lembeck 
 Writers: Donald Martin based on story by Harrison Powell   Producers: Fred Bernstein, Dominique Telson and Harrison Powell Executive producers: Rick Jackson and Claudine Marotte   Synopsis: A widow moves int...

The promotion of "J'accuse" Roman Polanski's latest film is put on hold due to alledged rape accusations

    While an Officer and a Spy (J'Accuse) will be released this wednesday, the publicty of the film has been put on hold, and the scheduled appearances of lead actorJean Dujardin on TF1 this week end has been cancelled.   The distributor and Roman Polanski are reacting to the recent publication in a daily about the testimony of Valentine Monnier, accusing Roman Polanski of a sexual agression in 1975.   The whole publicity campaign is now on...

AFM DAY 6 Market Beat

  THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from Santa Monica View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Promote your line up during AFM AFM 2019 runs N...

Concourse Media films at AFM

Concourse Film Trade manages and supports independent filmmakers throughout all phases of the content creation process. THE LAST VICTIM (action/thriller) starring RON PEARLMAN and ALI LARTER (in pre-production) SEMPER FI (action/thriller) starring JAI COURTNEY and LEIGHTON MEESTER — TRAILER FIND YOUR GROOVE (music documentary) starring WHOOPI GOLDBERG, KEVIN BACON and NEVE CAMPBELL — TRAILER GAMEMASTER (game docu...

Meet Miles Flanagan the triple festival director

Since 2007 Miles Flanagan has been running 3 film festivals here in LA. Honorees over the years include Brad Bird, Sean Lennon, Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino, Joe Dante, Sid Haig, Dick Miller and Cassandra “ELVIRA” Peterson. All the festivals fundraise for charity. LOS ANGELES ANIMATION FESTIVAL for ASIFA, BOOBS AND BLOOD FESTIVAL (promoting Women in Horror) for the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION. HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST is the home of the PRICE AWARD presented by Vincent Price’...

The Production without Borders conference returned to LA during AFM

The second Production without Borders event held concurrently with AFM. was moderated by Debra Levine with the talented panelists Larry Namer Carmela Baranowska Ali M. Aksu Emily Shah and Christopher Kuhne    The event was a smash success!   Video coming soon. The event would not have been possible without the support of Johnny Muj Dustin Quick Tee Starren Anna Spyrou and Victoria Myers, Mascarpone Ch...

Ali Aksu founder of filmcapital.io discusses his new financing platform

Ali is the founder of filmmaker.ai an exponential production house, based out of Los Angeles.​ "We produce and distribute cutting-edge video content targeted for a highly curated audience." He is preparing the launch oif his financing platform filmcapital.iowhich he discussed with filmfestivals.com during the Production without Borders conference. ...

AFM Programs & Events Update | Tuesday, November 12

Conferences & Programs Distribution Conference Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm Location: Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Working with Sales Agents To reach the global audience, an independent producer’s best ally is their international Sales Agent. Our panel of experts will discuss how to find and work with the right Sales Agent. Panelists Maximilian Leo, Founder / Producer, augenschein Filmproduktion Vanessa Saal, Managing Director, Sales & Distribution,&n...

French Armenian Filmmakers chat about their new film on Armenia at ARPA, where else?

Eric de Roquefeuil and Alain Grandgirard Baratian are producing a film about Armenia to be shot in Armenia and the Armenian community in LA "My  big fat greekwedding" without greeks , nor weddings but so armenian.  Both producers and writer are in LA to take meetings at FAM, and did not want to miss the ARPA Festival. we connected at the bar during the closing reception. ...

Very moving performance by Maria Cozette at the closing of ARPA Festival where she also served as Master of Cermony

ARPA wrapped with an award ceremony in LA Nov 10, during AFM. Filmfestivals.com took a break from our busy schedules at AFM/Loews to bring back some coverage for our audience. Another successfull journey into the diverse universe of independent cinema celebrating the 22nd successful year of the Arpa International Film Festival on November 8-10, 2019 at the historic American Legion Theater (Hollywood Post 43) with an amazing and inspiring line-up of 33 films from 13 countries around th...

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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
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7 days of networking activities
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Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage

2018 FULL HIT STORY TOLD IN 8 EPISODES

Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8

 


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