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8th Annual Key West Film Festival Announces Official Lineup

Noah Baumbach’s “MARRIAGE STORY” and Destin Daniel Cretton’s “JUST MERCY” to serve as Centerpiece Presentations Previously announced Opening and Closing Night Films – “THE IRISHMAN” and Florida festival Premiere of “WAVES” - Curated by K. Austin Collins of Vanity Fair and Jen Yamato of the Los Angeles Times as part of 5th Annual Critics Focus Program  October 30, 2019, New York, NY –&nb...

exground filmfest 32: Full Program Now Online

exground filmfest I 15 - 24 November I Wiesbaden (Germany) 200 films from 52 countries // 64 premieres // cash and non-cash prizes valued at over 20,000€ // new event location in church crypt The full program for exground filmfest 32 is now available online and advance ticket sales are also now open. From 15 to 24 November, the Wiesbaden-based festival is set to present a total of 200 independently produced short and feature-length films from 52 countries, including 18 w...

The new feature by the Greek director Vassilis Mazomenos in Thessaloniki IFF 2019

  Horme Pictures in a cooperation with Alatas films & Arctos films present «Exile»   Trailer:     Exile, international trailer from Horme Pictures on Vimeo.     Following “Lines”  Vassilis Mazomenos looks into the next day of the Greek crisis through a surrealist drama with elements of black comedy.   Story Aris, a Greek man, becomes a no one in his own country and struggles to recover ...

Top Casino Functions Seen on Films

  Casino gambling has always been attached to glamour and style. Most people believe that visiting casinos belongs to the activity of rich people. Hollywood has created an additional image of the casino world, introducing characters like James Bond who live hard and rapid lives while drinking, gambling, and seducing women. All of that you can watch in the same movie. Over the previous decades, things have significantly changed for the entire community. With the introduction of poker cha...

Universal and DreamWorks Set to Unveil Two New Animated Movies in 2021

  Dreamworks and Universal Animation announced the release of two new animated movies for theatres in 2021. The two films mentioned are “Spirit Riding Free,” which will hit the big screen on 14 th May 2021 and “The Bad Guys,” set to debut on 17 th September 2021. The second film will be replacing “Spooky Jack,” a cartoon film from Universal, which was taken off the release calendar.   Still untitled, the “Spirit Riding Free&r...

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) 2019: Oren Jacoby on Broadway

  Taking place every year in October, the HIFF is among the biggest events in the film industry. This year, there seems to be a familiar rhythm of narratives about Manhattan, especially in the New York theater industry. The footage from Time Square during the 1970s and late ‘60s would be a great place to start, showing the rats and garbage-filled streets with sex worker promenading in peep shows marquees. In “On Broadway”, his richly illustrated documentary, Oren Jacob...

Hollywood Film Festival Focuses on Social Change

Running at Raleigh Studios from 1st to 6th October, the Hollywood Film Festival’s 22nd event brought together a bevy of talented film creators. This year’s event welcomed cinematic voices from more than 55 countries, serving as a global stage where storytellers can showcase their work. Aside from competition, HFF creates relationships between producers, filmmakers, and other representatives. That creates an open environment in the industry experiencing huge changes in all sector...

Podcast: Todd Phillips: HFPA in Conversation

With critical acclaim, controversy festivals accolades and commercial success: "Joker" finally arrived in theaters and broke some October records. Heewith an audio interview with director Todd Phillips: HFPA in Conversation: Todd Phillips Likes Capturing Mayhem by Kirpi Uimonen Ballestero Read the conversation transcript on HPFA photo by Thierry Sollerot from Vernon (Eure, Hte Normandie), FRANCE - 10-09-2016-21 Todd Phillips, CC0,  ...

Actress Marisa Echeverria Turns Up The Heat In Goliath Season 3 on Amazon Prime

Actress Marisa Echeverria recurs on Goliath Season 3 as Violet Webster, a working class central California resident who in one of the scenes interacts with Patty (Nina Arianda) in an interesting incident on a California Highway. Goliath Season 3 Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Goliath season 3 will be available to stream today (Friday, October 4) on Amazon Prime Video. In the new series, Billy McBride (played by Billy Bob Thornton), is taking on one of the biggest la...

Telluride Film Festival Establishes Milos Stehlik Scholar Award

Telluride Film Festival (TFF), presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is pleased to announce the presentation of the inaugural Milos Stehlik Scholar award. The award was established by TFF before its 46th edition to honor the legacy of Facets Multimedia co-founder and former TFF Board President, Milos Stehlik, who passed away in July 2019. Milos’ longtime commitment to film exhibition and education, as well as to the Telluride Film Festival, made him a lifelong friend to students, ...

The Chelsea Film Festival announces today the 7th Annual Jury presided by Screenwriter, Director, Producer Paul Haggis

   The Chelsea Film Festival announces today the 7th Annual Jury presided by Screenwriter, Director, Producer Paul Haggis (Crash, In the Valley of Elah, Million Dollar Baby). The Jury is composed of Celine Rattray (The Kids Are All Right, American Honey, The Whistleblower), Matt Dillon (Proxima, Crash, The House That Jack Built, Wilson Morales (Movie Critic for Black Film), Zuleikha Robinson (Homeland, Lost, The Namesake). For interv...

FilmFestival Cottbus opens with SMUGGLING HENDRIX

On November 5th, FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) will open its 29th edition in a festive ceremony in the Staatstheater Cottbus (Großes Haus). Opening film is the cross-border comedy SMUGGLING HENDRIX, the feature film debut of director Marios Piperides. The production, in which "Soul Kitchen" star Adam Bousdoukos plays the protagonist, has won numerous international awards, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. "The opening film SMUGGLING HENDRIX, set i...

Second edition of Punto y Raya JUNIOR

Punto y Raya JUNIOR is a younger brother of the world benchmark for Abstract Art in Motion, where the contents are produced BY CHILDREN aged under 13. This international festival is coproduced and hosted by CeTA Audiovisual Technology Center in Wroclaw, Poland, and will run October 4th through 6th 2019 with free admission. Complementary activities will be hosted at Four Domes Pavilion (Museum of Contemporary Art) an...

Richard Wong’s Come as You Are to open the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival

Richard Wong’s Come as You Are will open the 8th edition of the Festival, with Toni Bestard’s Pullman closing out the Festival later this month       The Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) today announced that the European Premiere of Richard Wong’s Come as You Are will open the 8th edition of the Festival and the World Premiere of Goya-nominated, Mallorquin director Toni Bestard’s film, Pullman will be its Closing Night film.&nbs...

Viennale President Eric Pleskow passed away aged 95

  ERIC PLESKOW (1924-2019) In deep sorrow we announce the death of our dear President Eric Pleskow, who passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. His death is a great loss for all of us. Eric had a fulfilled and long life and we appreciated him as a longtime friend and companion of our festival. As president and patron of the Viennale, he has always carried us with his humor and foresight. He will be missed deeply. We express our sincere condolences and heartfelt ...

The Au Contraire Film Festival returns to Montreal for the 7th edition

7th EDITION OF THE AU CONTRAIRE FILM FESTIVAL October 22, 23 and 24, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts   Dispelling Myths. Erasing Stigma A Philanthropic Festival benefitting Montreal’s Mental Health Community    For a 7th consecutive year, the Au Contraire Film Festival, devoted to themes of mental health, returns with a richer selection than ever. The international program invites high-schools, human resource and health professionals, the mental health community ...

3 Extraordinary Actors Who Won Awards On Prestige Film Festivals

Thanks to the Internet, nowadays a simple search for “best movies to see now” can bombard you with a wide variety of mainstream movie results. But what if you wanted to see something beyond how many punches Jason Statham and The Rock received in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Although the film industry has recently become a money-making machine, there are a couple of places in the world where you can discover unknown independent movies worth watching and which yo...

Costa Gavras in town in LA for COLCOA

COSTA-GAVRAS IN TOWN SEPTEMBER 24       Costa-Gavras will present in person his new political drama based on a book by Yanis Varoufakis - ADULTS IN THE ROOM - at the COLCOA French Film Festival in Hollywood, Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, on Tuesday, September 24, 7:45 pm. The screening will be preceded by a short film, MODERN JAZZ, and followed by a live Q&A session with the legendary Greek-French Director. For more information and tickets, click here...

7th edition of the Au Contraire Film Festival in Montreal

7th EDITION OF THE AU CONTRAIRE FILM FESTIVAL October 22, 23 and 24, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts   Dispelling Myths. Erasing Stigma A Philanthropic Festival benefitting Montreal’s Mental Health Community   Montreal, Sunday September 15, 2019 – For a 7th consecutive year, the Au Contraire Film Festival, devoted to themes of mental health, returns with a richer selection than ever. The international program invites high-schools, human resource and health profe...

SFiFF Announces Two New Advisory Board Members

  The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFiFF) announces Alexandria Bombach, and David Sontag, will be the festival Advisory Board’s newest members.     Having worked in cinema for just over a decade, Alexandria Bombach has earned much acclaim for her filmmaking skills. Her first feature-length film, Frame by Frame (2015) premiered at SXSW and went on to win over 25 awards, including a Special Jury Prize at SFiFF. In 2019, Bombach was named a Sundance Institute Mom...

The 42nd Denver Film Festival announces its dates

The 42nd Denver Film Festival will open with a tribute to former Artistic Director, Michael Brittin Withey on Oct. 30 and continue through Nov. 10, 2019. Ticket packages are currently on sale.   The Denver Film Festival (DFF) announced its dates for the 42nd edition of the popular, critically-acclaimed festival: Oct. 30 – Nov. 10, 2019. Produced by Denver Film, DFF is considered one of the nation’s premier regional film festivals, known for p...

BEYOND THE RAGING SEA - World Premiere El Gouna Film Festival 2019

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Attends Egypt’s 2019 El Gouna Film Festival With Films, Mentorships, Panels & Parties   World Premiere Of The Action-Adventure Documentary BEYOND THE RAGING SEA The Amazing True-Life Rescue Story Of Adventurers Omar Samra And Omar Nour   First Time In El Gouna: The Ongoing Collaboration With UNHCR Of REFUGEE VOICES IN FILM , Films & Roundtable Discussion   Discovering Promising Egypt...

Five Best Sports Movies Of All Time

  Just like sports, movies have been around for a very long time. However, it’s hard to get interesting sports films, though film producers have started working with sports personalities to give the viewers an immersive experience in different games. Nonetheless, the success of a sports movie depends on how well the actors can pass as athletes to make the movie realistic and interesting to watch. Below are some of the greatest sports movies of all-time.   1...

Five Sports Movies That Are Worth Playing

  If you love movies, you’ll probably have favorites in every genre such as dramas, actions and maybe horrors if your taste reaches that far. However, most people rarely think of sports as a genre when choosing the movie to play. That’s mainly because most people don’t find sports movies interesting, though there is a number worth playing. Let’s take a look back at some sports movies that are worth playing.   1. Warrior When two aliena...

Why the Relationship Between Movies and Gaming Remains a Strong One

In a world where films play a significant part in shaping public consciousness, it’s only natural that their reach would extend beyond the silver screen. Chances are, you heard the opening words of this article in Don LaFontaine’s legendary grisly tone, as this modern cinematic trope has become so pronounced in the English zeitgeist - and this is just one example. Don LaFontaine, the instantly recognizable voice artist who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers, was bor...


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