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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...

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  THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 ANOTHER BUSY WEEK ON THE CIRCUIT: FEEL THE BEAT? ... DO NOT MISS A BIT from Tokyo, TIFF San Sebastian and many more  ! Weekly newsletter N° 984 documenting the festivals experience, reaching over 196 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured FOLLOW US :           ...

L’Evenement - happening screening and Q&A at Viennale

Actress Ana Maria Vartolomei and director Audrey Diwan after a commended L’Evenement screening at The Viennale film festival event today. “Soul and mind together, with a small smile is a huge smile; the eyes, a look for her to escape”. Nesta Morgan The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world. Every October, the Viennale takes place in beautiful cin...

The 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum opens in 3 weeks

30 Expert Industry Speakers from 17 Countries and Areas  11-16 November 2021 The 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum, presented from Australia’s Gold Coast and online, honours cinematic excellence and inspires new connections, generating discussion and new models for filmmaking across Asia Pacific.  The Forum’s theme The Influence Of Production On Story is explored via a series of panels, screenings in conversations and case studies.  Open t...

2021 Romanian Film Festival Seattle Streaming Online November 12th-21st

  Announcing the full lineup for the 8th Edition of ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE, "Back to Wonderland!” Streaming online November 12th-21st, through Northwest Film Forum’s online platform.  Journey back to Wonderland with new film productions from Romania and Eastern Europe. The festival will showcase the creative spirit and resilience of both emerging and more established directors. 2021 also brings the expansion of the festival, with new branches an...

The competitions of the 31st FilmFestival Cottbus at a glance

Eastern Europe between Teachers' Lounge, Murman Railway and Brighton Beach   The 31st FilmFestival Cottbus returns to the Cottbus’ cinemas from 2nd to 7th of November and presents 32 films from 26 (co-)production countries in its three competitions feature film, short film and youth film. One of the films will celebrate its world premiere in Cottbus and 26 films their German premiere.  In the Feature Film Competition, twelve films will compete for th...

Tom Abell has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Iris Prize

  Peccadillo Pictures MD to take over the role as festival looks to the future and 20th anniversary in 2026 and Alice Blanc also appointed to the Board     Tom Abell has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Iris Prize. The announcement was made prior to the 2021 Iris Awards in Cardiff, by outgoing Chair Andrew Pierce, who leaves the role after almost seven years.   Accepting the role, Tom Abell paid tribute to Andrew Pierce for all of his work in securing major...

City of Seattle and National Film Festival for Talented Youth to host Film Career Day on November 6th

Keynote discussion will feature writer-director Bao Tran and the creative team of the hugely popular film THE PAPER TIGERS, moderated by Northwest Film Forum Executive Director and 2021 recipient of the Mayor’s Film Award, Vivian Hua. The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED), and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), will host a free day of workshops and networking opportunities for the next generation of film prof...

Bamako Encounters — The African for Photography announces new dates for its 13th edition

Due to a strong demand from artists for an extension of the application period as well as the socio-political and health-related conditions we are currently facing globally, this year’s edition of the Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography will be postponed to 2022. The health and wellbeing of our artists, team and visitors is an absolute priority for the biennale and informs this tough, but necessary decision. Titled Maa ka Maaya ka ca a yere kono — On...

Highlights from Porto Femme 2021 - Online edition

PORTO FEMME - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 PORTO FEMME ONLINE "Modo de Sylvie”, de/by Verica Pospíšilová Kordić ...

Day 6 at Seattle Queer Film Festival - Celebrating the QTBIPOC Community with Our Shorts Block & Meet Up!

Incredible in person and virtual films and events   It's Day 6 of SQFF and We're Celebrating QTBIPOC Storytelling with Our Black and Queer in America Shorts Block and Meet-Up at POCO Wine + Spirits! Check out all of our amazing programming, both virtual and in-person, at Seattle Queer Film festival ...

The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, highlights from the 11th edition

Celebrating 11 years of world-class films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora   Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture Presents a hybrid format in cinemas and online   The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 11th edition       Mark these dates in your fall calendar November 19-28, 2021   Now celebrating its 11th year, the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (SAFFM) is committed to showcasing new artistic work that fosters...

Costa Gavras Lifetime career award at 43rd EFEBO D'ORO

  43rd edition / Palermo, 14 - 20 November 2021   The Efebo d'Oro New Languages ​​Award - City of Palermo  to Austrian filmmaker, director, artist, author and curator Constanze Ruhm goes    The Efebo d'Oro Nuovi Linguaggi - Città di Palermo. The award will be presented during the 43rd edition of the Efebo d'Oro, scheduled in Palermo from 14 to 20 November 2021. Sigla Efebo 42 from efebodoro...

Americans are watching increasingly better films on streaming services – according to the Bad Movie Index

  The movies Americans like to watch on major streaming platforms are getting increasingly higher ratings. But both summer and Christmas are times when we tend to watch less quality cinema, and the U.S. is still far behind both Japan and UK when it comes to streaming top-rated movies. That’s the analysis of data coming from the “Bad Movie Index”, which takes a data-driven approach when looking at the top ten lists of movies from the world’s top five streamin...

AFI FEST 2021 Full Lineup Announced

The full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 is here! Featuring 115 titles, this year’s film festival will showcase internationally acclaimed and award-winning films, including Sony Pictures Classics’ PARALLEL MOTHERS, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The film joins the previously announced Red Carpet Premiere tit...

VIENNALE 2021 Program revealed

The program of the 59th edition of the Viennale, Austria’s largest film festival (October 21 to 31, 2021) has just been announced announcing the main sections in the program  Monographies, Cinematographies, Historiographies and the Restrospective. In 2021, film lovers in Vienna can once again breathe a sigh of relief. We consider ourselves lucky that, despite adverse conditions, we’ve been able to maintain the continuity of our event, having prepared the 59th edition of the V...

Sharing the 2021 Festival of Cinema NYC Photos

Check out over 3,000 photos that were taken throughout the entire run of the festival!  Visit our flickr page to view more than 3,000 photos from the 2021 Festival of Cinema NYC. Take a look at pictures from events that took place over the 10-day period, including our Street Fair Booth, Opening Night, Media & Press event, Moderated Panels, Filmmakers Q&A's, Awards Night and more!  Did you find yourself in any of the pics? Fee...

Ji.hlava celebrates 25th jubilee anniversary and reveals full line up

Six days, three hundred films, back in cinemas!    The jubilee 25th documentary Ji.hlava kicks-off in two weeks! Festival visitors can look forward to three hundred films including the latest Czech and international documentary cinema, a unique retrospective of Romanian experimental film, and a section dedicated to the American thinker and essayist Susan Sontag.  This year’s Ji.hlava Inspiration Forum will include a discussion with gender studies legend Judith Butler. Th...

Tasveer Festival showcases outstanding closing night events on October 24, 2021.

Tasveer Festival showcases outstanding closing night events on October 24, 2021. Tasveer Festival Closing Night Film: Americanish Live Comedy Showcase and Awards October 24, 2:00 PM - Broadway Performance Hall An in person evening of outstanding film and comedy! Closing night begins with Close Ties to Home Country, a charming short comedy about an immigrant dog walker who finds home in the hearts of rich people’s dogs. 2021 Student Academy Awa...

Highlights from The Ontario Screen Creator's Conference on Oct 23rd

Forest City Film Festival 2021 presents the much-anticipated industry weekend Ontario Screen Creator's Conference OSCC takes place Thursday, October 21 - Sunday, October 24, 2021 with a special early program on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Full event details here.    CASE STUDY: BEANS (2020)  Audiences can watch a case study on the successful 2020 film, BEANS, featuring key team members from the film. Inspired by true events, BEANS is abou...

Ojay New Mini Festival Focuses on Diversity

  A new mini-festival within the umbrella of the 22nd Annual Ojai Film Festival reflects the theme “Enriching the Human Spirit through Film.” This inaugural “Diversity and Inclusion for Social Impact and Vision” program explores the breadth of “diversity.” At the same time it examines “intersectionality,” aspects of a person’s identity that may cause conflict yet create an opportunity for understanding marginalized communities  ...

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Celebrates Its Partnership With The El Gouna Film Festival (GFF)

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Celebrates Its Partnership With The El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) In The Fifth Year Of Their Collaboration On The GFFs CineGouna Platform & The Third Year Of The IEFTA & UNHCR Refugee Voices In Film Program Being Part Of The Cinema For Humanity Mandate Of The El Gouna Film Festival   The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) returns to the Egyptian Resort town on the banks of the Red S...

here comes a new FIFF

Light from a torch sweeps the landscape at night. A neon figure appears. Among ruins, the overall hides a face behind its opaque visor. Complete protection, nothing comes through the outfit. This is the dress code of a new era. Fribourg International Film Festival presents today both the poster of its next edition, which takes place from 18th to 27th March 2022, and the theme of its section Genre Cinema. The latter will focus on post-apocalyptic films – a topic which inspired the commun...

Cine Las America returns with a screening at AFS Cinema

Cine Las Americas is back with a partnership screening at Doc Days 2021, a festival of non-fiction cinema from around the world hosted annually by the Austin Film Society. Join CLA and AFS for the uplifting and joyous film, CUBAN DANCER!    AFS Doc Days 2021: CUBAN DANCER A film by Roberto Salinas Italy/Canada/Chile, 2021 Documentary, 90 min, Color English, Spanish with English subtitles   The Cuban Nationa...

SOFIE Award Nominated Films Set to Stream on Vimeo and Roku Starting November 1, 2021

The Short Film Awards will present a virtual screening of all of the 59 SOFIE Award nominated films on Vimeo and Roku, as part of The 7th Annual SOFIE Awards event, this year. “We are so excited to leverage the reach of Vimeo, a most-trusted and respected platform for filmmakers, and Roku, now boasting 55.1 million active viewer accounts, to foster even greater exposure for these amazing and deserving SOFIE Award nominated short films,” said Cindy Birch, Executive Director of The ...

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