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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...

James Cameron Wants to Reboot Terminator by Focusing on the Power of AI

There is no denying that James Cameron is one of the most commercially successful directors in history for years and decades. Even before Avatar, an impressive box office success, he had directed such films as Terminator and Titanic. The 2009 film Avatar evolved into a five-part franchise, the second part of which, Avatar: The Way of the Water, now dominates the box office after 13 years (worldwide grosses have confidently surpassed the $1-billion mark). As it turns out, there is another...

The Best Films Featuring Roulette

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When it comes to casino games featuring in big movies, table games are always the most popular - slots barely get a look in. Out of these table games, roulette gets featured a heck of a lot and has been portrayed in pretty much every type of film. From comedies and capers to adventure films and serious dramas, roulette wheels have had their fair share of screen time. In this article, we’re going to unveil the top films that feature roulette.   If all this talk of roulette has got...

Producers Guild of America announces key dates for “The PGA Innovation Award” for 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards

Award Honors Outstanding Entertainment Endeavors Across VR, AR, Experiential and Other Emerging Media   The Producers Guild of America (PGA) today announced the application period is now open for the PGA Innovation Award and the deadline for submission is January 10, 2023. The PGA Innovation Award will be bestowed upon the production of a noteworthy, impactful new media program that significantly elevates the audience’s viewing experience. The winning submission will challenge the...

Why Was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness One Of The Top Films Of The Year?

    Source: Pixabay It has been a big year for the film and television industry. We saw in-person screenings such as those at the Venice Film Festival return and the box office shatter on multiple occasions. One of these record-breaking instances came following the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.  The American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi is the third-highest-grossing film of the year, grossing nearly $960 million w...

3 key rules to having a successful film franchise

With many successful film franchises proving popular time and time again, filmmakers will undoubtedly want to know how to repeat their success. Betway casinos recently explored the most successful film franchises of all time. The winner was Star Wars, “with a score of 69.3 out of 90”. They revealed the long-running franchise has taken previously $10.3 billion at the box office. With figures like these, it can clearly be seen that getting the formula right can lead to explosive...

"Ocean's Eleven" – The Best Casino Film You Need to Watch

If you’re looking for a great casino film to watch, then you need to check out “Ocean’s Eleven”. The plot revolves around a group of criminals who team up to rob three casinos in Las Vegas. This classic heist movie features an all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts.  While the film is filled with plenty of action and suspense similar to what you might experience at a casino live, it also has its fair share of ...

Awards of the Marrakech International Film Festival

 Final day for the Marrakech International Film Festival During the 19th Closing Ceremony, the jury announced this year's awards and paid tribute to Tilda Swinton   The Étoile d'Or awarded to A TALE OF SHEMROON  by Iranian director Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi   An Exceptional edition The 19th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival was exceptional in many ways. First, it marks the return of the event after a two-year break due to...

Western returns to the 40th Torino Film Festival

Photo: Coroner Creek 40th Torino Film Festival Western returns to the Torino Film Festival with a dedicated section. Mezzogiorno di fuoco (High Noon) was thought to cover the noon time slot with screenings of what still today is considered the ‘American cinema par excellence’, loved by cinephiles from all around the world among different generations.   Especially loved by the artistic director Steve Della Casa, the western genre has been the main character of the editions ...

18th edition of Meetings on the Bridge will be held on 12-14 April 2023.

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NEIGHBOURS PLATFORM APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW   Meetings on the Bridge, organised by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts within the scope of Istanbul Film Festival and with the support of Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism, accepts Neighbours Platform applications. Deadline is 17 February 2023.   Supported by Anadolu Efes, Meetings on the Bridge continues introducing directors, producers and scriptwriters from Turkey and its neighbouring countries to inte...

Composers for peace: Kilar, Glass and Brossé

In December, Film Fest Gent will present the Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra to the Belgian audience through the concert series Composers for peace, performing the music of the internationally renowned Polish composer Wojciech Kilar, the American composer and pianist Philip Glass and the Belgian composer, conductor and Film Fest Gent music director Dirk Brossé. The concert is part of the international Kilar 90 tour. After the success of the Kilar | Glass concert at the Krakow Film M...

Looking forward to jury duty at World Trailer Awards!

Bruno Chatelin is happy to be a judge for the second edition of the World Trailer Awards / 25 February 2023 . Voting member : European Film Academy (former  Board Member); Les Cesar voting member since 1987, Académie des Lumières. Fest Forums Advisory Board Member, International Film Festival Summit Advisory Board Member. Board Member on a few Festivals BIFF, CIFF, Animaze - le MIAFF, Houston WorldFest, Co- Founder of Animation Day in Cannes French ...

Three of the Best Poker Scenes in Cinema

Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash The poker table is a great way to build cinematic tension. Involving psychology, elements of luck, and very often, high stakes, lots of movies from spy thrillers to comedies have used the game as a narrative device. However, creating a great scene from a card game is not easy. Below, we give the best poker scenes in cinema history.  Maverick This movie takes the casino back to the old west, where Mel Gibson stars as poker player Bret...

Silent House - Mirror of Iranian Society in IDFA International Competition; Directors Banned from Leaving Iran to Attend the Eve

The documentary film Silent House, a mirror of the Iranian society, co-directed by Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian, will get a screening in the International competition category of the 35th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in the Netherlands, though the directors have been banned from leaving Iran to attend this prestigious cinematic event. The documentary film Silent House co-directed by Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian and edited by Hayedeh Safiyari is a joint ...

Cairo International Filmfestival - Launching the Events of the Ninth Edition of Cairo Film Forum

The events of the ninth edition of the Cairo Film Forum, which encompasses 135 authentic and promising projects throughout the Arab world kicked off today, within the proceedings of the 44th edition of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). Today, 5 films were presented among the works taking part in the ninth edition of the Cairo Film Forum, in the presence of the Forum’s director, Linda BilKhairia at “Sofitel” hotel. The films which were presented during the events of ...

Marrakech Film Festival Day 7

  FOCUS ON YESTERDAY­ Watch the Marrakech Video Channel   ­ ­ Tribute to Farida Benlyazid ­ Farida Benlyazid, Moroccan film critic, director, screenwriter and producer received a Tribute at the Palais des Congrès after introducing tuesday night at the Jemaa El Fna square her movie Women's Wile. WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY IN MARRAKECH ­     ...

Great Films to Watch on Netflix

   Finding a genuinely great movie in Netflix can become a difficult task Netflix offers access to more movies and TV shows that was ever possible before. Not only do we have a huge library of content available, but it’s also more convenient than past services like Blockbuster, or even renting DVDs in the mail.  The only problem is that we can sometimes be spoiled for choice and spend hours just looking for something new to watch. To save you some time, here are some g...

The first Iranian critic to be a Golden Globe Awards voting member in the category of motion pictures

Hamed Soleimanzadeh, an Iranian critic, researcher, instructor, and filmmaker, has been appointed as a jury member of 2023 Golden Globe Awards.   The first Iranian critic to be a Golden Globe Awards voting member in the category of motion pictures, Soleimanzadeh has previously been on the jury panel in several prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Göteborg, Oberhausen, and Istanbul.   The invitation has been sent by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) whi...

Honorary Guests of RIFF 2022

  Albert Serra is a Catalan artist and filmmaker born in 1975 in Spain. He is well known for his theatre and cinema work as a writer, director and producer. European myths, history and literature are recurrent themes in his works. He has been diligent in filmmaking since 2004 and has made award-winning movies, such as Honour of the Knights (2007), The Death of Louis XIV (2016), Story of My Death (2013), which won the Golden Leopard, ...

How movies influence online gambling

Latest figures have shown that there was a 20% increase in films released in 2021, compared to the previous year. What’s more, with a growing interest in films and a huge fan base all over the world, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing some movie-based influences in other areas of our life.  From travel to fashion, and now even the games we play, it seems our favourite storylines and characters are having a bigger impact on the way we live, work and play. Here, we del...

Göteborg Film Fund launches development grants for filmmakers working in Ukraine

Göteborg Film Fund 2022 celebrates supported Ukrainian film Luxembourg, Luxembourg in Venice and Toronto, hands out pitching awards in Khartoum and announces new development grant programme for Ukraine. In September Göteborg Film Fund is opening the call for submissions for development grants for filmmakers working within Ukraine. The support scheme is part of a bigger programme for Ukraine, with residency filmmakers now working in Sweden, as well as support for dissemination a...

Three french language Canadian movies ready for a remake

French language movies always have a mountain to climb when it comes to global acceptance, more so than their English language counterparts. Yet some of cinema's true gems have been included in the French language movies of bygone years, with themes that still resound today. Below, we discuss three French movies made in Canada that would be ripe for a modern update.  The Last Casino Also known as La Mise Finale, the Last Casino stars Charles Martin Smith as Doug Barnes, a mathemati...

Lee Chang-dong will be a guest of honor of Lumière 2022

Lee Chang-dong 이창동 South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong, director of Peppermint Candy, Poetry and Burning, a prominent figure of the new wave of Korean cinema, will be attendance in Lyon in October as a guest of honour of the Lumière Film Festival.   A committed artist as a novelist and playwright, Lee proves to be a remarkable director with the release of his first two feature films, Gree...

Highlights of the upcoming NEM Zagreb

  From the 7th to the 9th of December, the long-awaited new edition of NEM Zagreb will be back - and better! We present six NEM Zagreb highlights that will make the event worth the wait. Panels and presentations: biggest industry names are coming to Zagreb to discuss trending topics Co-production platform: exploring co-production opportunities has never been easier Networking: a handful of networking events will connect new business par...

Our Top 5 Video Game Movies

Video game movies provide lots of variety, meaning players can expect multiple genres that suit their personal preferences. This is possibly why this niche of movies always performs pretty well when it comes to box office ratings. Whether you are a hardcore PlayStation Gamer, or a Nintendo old school kid who has been through every phase of gaming, there are some video games which are perfect for all the family to watch, regardless of the video game it is based off of.   With the new gen...

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