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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...

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...

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...

Nominees announced for the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2023

  Creo is delighted to announce the shortlist for the first edition of the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards. Established by Creo and sponsored by Sony as a major new annual awards program for short films, the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards set out to elevate original voices from around the globe with a fresh perspective on storytelling.   The inaugural competition ran from July 26 through December 13, 2022, drawing a huge response: over 4,000 films by more than 3,000 filmmakers in 1...

Children’s Film Festival announces Seattle Opening Night Event with MISSING LINK

  Children’s Film Festival Seattle is thrilled to finally announce that its opening night film for the 2023 festival is the Oscar®-nominated film MISSING LINK! Produced by the PNW’s own award-winning stop-motion animation studio LAIKA, this adventure comedy film will kick off CFFS’s fantastical lineup. “We are so honored and excited to be hosting MISSING LINK for our opening night event! What star would be better suited to a Northwest film fest than the ...

Max Ophüls Preis: the German-speaking Film Festival launches today

For over 40 years, the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis has dedicated itself to the presentation and promotion of young German-language film talent. ©Oliver Dietze / ffmop   Due to its focus exclusively on the work of new talents from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg, it is considered the most important newcomer film festival in the German-speaking world.  The cinema film as an audiovisual artistic narrative form is the focus o...

LIFT-OFF Season Awards 2022 Official Nominations Announcement!

SEASON AWARD CATEGORIES: Best Feature Live Action Narrative, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Live Action Narrative, Best Short Documentary, Best Animation, Best Art Direction, Best Post-Production, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best First-Time Film. Click here to find out more about the Season Awards >> Watch the full ceremony online!   ...

New team onboard the ninth Stockfish Festival (March 23rd - April 2nd 2023)

  NEW STOCKFISH 2023 - ICELAND “An industry and film realm for all.” Stockfish festival is a non-profit organisation, funded by the professional societies of filmmakers in Iceland, with a focus on establishing meaningful connections to implement and benefit cross-border collaborations between the Icelandic and International film industries.   The ninth Stockfish Festival will be held from March 23rd - April 2nd 2023. NEW BOARD AND NEW CREW With Hrönn Kristins...

The San Pedro International Film Festival Returns to the Warner Grand next month (February 2-5)

Forgotten Victory The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFF) returns next month for screenings, panels, and events, February 2-5. After taking a pause in 2022, the popular film festival will kick off its second decade with an Opening Night presentation of Christopher HK Lee’s Korean War documentary, Forgotten Victory. SPIFF will follow with a lineup of curated shorts programs, episodic projects, a special environmentally focused documentaries, a screenwriters panel, and a screenp...

1st annual Greek Film Festival Summit launches online gathering Feb 4

  1st annual  Greek Film Festival Summit (GFFS) February 4, 2023 12 pm Pacific Time  The Global Greek Film Initiative (GGFI) team invites all Greek film festivals of the Hellenic Diaspora worldwide to participate in the first annual Greek Film Festival Summit on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 12 pm Pacific Time (PST), a one-hour online gathering.    If you represent a film festival or regular event, click on the button below to register. Athena Kalkopo...

Göteborg Film Festival TV Drama Vision unveils more 2023 programme highlights

  We're delighted to present additional speakers, talks and showcases for the TV Drama Vision! The full programme will be released on January 23.  Among this year's edition highlights are the world's leading game creator and award-winning film director Josef Fares. We will present an exclusive work in progress for the first Netflix-commissioned Finnish drama, Dance Brothers. In the programme we also highlight the need for shared stories and industry-wi...

Punto de Vista presents the first retrospective in Spain of the work of German director Peter Nestler

The book Punto de Vista publishes every year will also deal with his career, as yet little known in Spain Punto de Vista is to devote one of the two retrospectives in this year's edition, held from 27th March to 1st April 2023, to the work of Peter Nestler (b. Germany, 1937), in a programme showcasing the films he made together with his wife Zsóka Nestler (b. Hungary, 1944), as well as with other collaborators. This is one of the most important bodies of work in contemporary Euro...

The 18th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle Presents the Best in Global Children’s Cinema from February 3-12, 2023

    Fantastical Films! Wondrous Workshops! Spectacular Special Events! Enjoy 150 animated and live-action films from 40 countries tailored for families to enjoy at home and in the theater. In-person screenings hosted at Northwest Film Forum; virtual screenings are pay-what-you-can, $5-$25 sliding-scale Festival passes are also available for families and individuals. View Full Program Now   ...

African Stream takes on Western Media to Re-Shape the Narrative by Telling African Stories through African Voices

African Stream’s mission is to reshape conversations and narratives about – as well as knowledge and appreciation of – Africa and its people   “Until the lions learn how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”  For most of its modern history, Africa’s stories have been twisted by colonial-era and Western-oriented narratives.   Social media-based platform African Stream officially launched...

17th Santa Monica Film Festival Returns Jan. 22 with the West Coast Premiere of Moby's "Punk Rock Vegan Movie"

Santa Monica Film Festival ‘23 will take place in-person on January 22 in Santa Monica, CA and virtually from January 22-31 on http://XOLO.TV The Santa Monica Film Festival returns for it’s 17th edition on Sunday Jan 22nd with a fully hybrid film festival offering in-person screenings at AMC 4 in Santa Monica and virtual screenings streaming on xolo.tv (Santa Monica, CA) — The 17th Santa Monica Film Festival returns to showcase award winning independent films from local, nat...

Winners of the Golden Globes 2023: See the complete list

The Banshees of Inisherin led all movies with eight nominations , Spielberg took best picture (drama) and best director for the Fabelmans   Film Best Motion Picture — Drama Avatar: The Way of Water Elvis WINNER: The Fabelmans Tár Top Gun: Maverick Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy Babylon WINNER: The Banshees of Inisherin Everything Everywhere All at Once Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Triangle of S...

Casting Society’s 38th Artios Award film nominations.

The film nominees for the 38th Artios Awards are:   ANIMATION THE BAD GUYS – Christi Soper Hilt  LIGHTYEAR – Natalie Lyon, Kevin Reher, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum (Associate Casting Director) MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON – Jessica Kelly, Kate Geller (Associate Casting Director) PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH -  Christi Soper Hilt TURNING RED – Natalie Lyon, Kevin Reher, Kate Hansen-Birnbaum (Associate Casting Director)   BIG BUDGET - COMEDY BROS ...

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