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The 2022 Brainwash Movie Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Festival Calling for Entries

  A rarefied and unique event: A drive-in movie festival high in the eastern California Sierra Mountains! Screening the weird, unusual and significantly great (but, probably, unheralded) movies of the world for the past 26 years. Every season, the Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival screens your movies, gives awards and now going online, too! Join us! Submit your movie and/or come on out for the shows, or stay home and see how it all looks on the home movie screen. No...

Meetings on the Bridge announced the award winners

Organised within the scope of the Istanbul Film Festival and as part of the Common Cultural Heritage: Preservation and Dialogue Between Turkey and the EU–II (CCH-II) Grant Scheme financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the European Union, Meetings on the Bridge announced the award winners.   Supported by Anadolu Efes, Meetings on the Bridge had its first hybrid edition. The selection included one documentary and nineteen feature film projects, as well as six...

Inaugural Hollywood Arab Film Festival (HAFF) will celebrate the Arab American Heritage Month

Hollywood Arab Film Festival (HAFF) inaugural edition of the festival is scheduled from 27-30 April 2022 at Universal AMC Cinema at CityWalk, Hollywood.   HAFF marks the celebration of the Arab Heritage Month. It is founded by a non-profit organization with the aim of bringing Arab cinema to the heart of Hollywood City. The festival provides Arab filmmakers with the opportunity to gather and showcase their work to their Western peers and to directly interact with Western audience. &...

Katra Film Series Festival of Spring 2022 ready to kick off

During Katra Film Series Festival of Spring 2022 several independent American and International filmmakers will showcase their best work.   This will be a Three-day event, the schedule is as follows:  April 19th/20th: Film Screenings: Doors Open 6PM | Location: Regal Cinemas (Times Square) (247W 42nd St Manhattan,NY 10036).   Afterparty:  Location: Daltons (611 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036)   April 21st: Awards Show and Gala | 7 - 10PM | Location: Vine ...

REEL Recovery Film Festival CALLING

  The Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival screens films dealing with all aspects and perspectives of ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES: The consequences, tragedies, comedies, scientific beliefs, personal experiences, societal influences, attitudes and medical issues, to name a few. The mission of the festival is to give a forum to new and experienced filmmakers who have made honest and relevant films about the human condition and the world of addiction and recovery. ALL SUBMISSION...

African Royal Monarch holds second edition film festivals and awards in Lagos in an effort to support farmers and cocoa farmers

By Staff Writer Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals Lagos (RCIFF) edition from April 7-11th proved to be a needed event not only for the country of Nigeria, continent of Africa, but also on an international level. There are many reasons the film festival which debuted last November 25th at the Kingdom of Eti-Oni, supported and launched by Osun State Governor, His Excellency Adegboyega Oyetola is making a global impact. For starters, the Film Festival was Founded by a Reigning African Mon...

Tryon International Film Festival Announces 2022 Judges

  Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) announces the judges for the eighth annual celebration of the cinema arts in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7, 8, and 9, 2022. “I am happy to say we’ve added three new judges, in addition to the judges who have supported this festival for many years,” Festival Co-Founder Beau Menetre said. “We are honored to have such esteemed judges, working professionals in the film industry...

21st Sacramento French Film Festival returns to theatres June 2-12, 2022

  In June 2022, the Sacramento French Film Festival will be back in not one, not two, but three theatres! • Thursday, June 2 TOWER THEATRE – Opening Night - 7pm • Sunday, June 5 ESQUIRE MAX THEATRE – ALL DAY • Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12 CREST THEATRE – ALL DAY Champagne & Dessert Reception on the evening of Saturday, June 11. We also plan to maintain a virtual presence with films presented on our Streaming ...

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces new Executive Director

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Martha Cooley (she/her) as its next Executive Director, beginning her full-time role with FIN on April 25, 2022.   "The Board of Directors is excited to welcome Martha to the organization", says Christena McIsaac, Board Chair. "FIN and all of its programs will benefit from Martha's vast experience and strong connection to the Atlantic Canadian film in...

Tribute to Henry Winkler at the 35th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles


IFFLA 2022: Back in Theaters!

  Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is delighted to welcome you back to another exceptional lineup of films for its 20th anniversary year, with in-person screenings for the first time in three years!  From April 28 - May 1, 2022, IFFLA will showcase 26 groundbreaking films which include 5 world premieres, and Pan Nalin’s Last Film Show as the Opening Night Gala. The features lineup has the awaited world premiere of Anmol Sidhu&rsquo...

The Godfather of Modern Sound: Walter Murch receives Lifetime Achievement Award at SoundTrack_Cologne 19

    For six decades he has revolutionized Hollywood in editing and sound design – now the three-time Academy Award winner will be coming to Cologne to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award at SoundTrack_Cologne 19. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the IHK Köln. Walter Murch will also speak about his vast body of work on a panel on Saturday afternoon.   Since the 1960s, Murch has been working in film as editor, sound mixer, ...

Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) 'Cine Nueva Onda' showcasing young & experimental Latin narratives

For 25 years, the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) has been championing and screening feature and short films by LatinX filmmakers from all over the Americas. For our Nueva Onda section, which showcases young and experimental Latin narratives from up-and-coming filmmakers, we're delighted to partner up with the Hola Mexico Film Festival’s Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today initiative. The program is curated by Guido Segal - Screenwriter and Program Manager at LACLA,...

Announcing NFFTY's 2022 in-person events in Seattle!

  JOIN NFFTY FOR IN-PERSON EVENTS Happening in Seattle, April 28 - May 1 There's more to NFFTY than you know! In addition to their 15th Anniversary lineup of over 250 short films from the next generation of filmmakers, this year's festival includes a weekend of in-person keynotes, masterclasses, and workshops to expand your film knowledge and meet others in the industry.  Event highlights include NFFTY's 2022 Keynote: Adapting a Personal Narrativ...

FEFF CAMPUS 2022 - FEFF 24 invites 10 aspiring global journalists to become part of the FEFF Family!

22/30 April 2022 - Udine, Italy, Teatro Nuovo and Visionario   FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 24 The Forces of the FEFF Campus Unite!   Far East Film Festival invites 10 aspiring global journalists/critics to become part of the FEFF Family.  The Far East Film Festival, in Udine, Italy, will continue to forge the bonds between the cinema worlds of the East and the West with the staging of the 8th edition of its FEFF Campus – the innovative educ...

Announcing the Full Lineup for the 19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

The 19th Calgary Underground Film Festival brings 35+ mind-bending films & special events are coming to CUFF’s 11-day hybrid festival    The Calgary Underground Film Festival has announced the full program for the annual genre film festival, which will be an in-person celebration of film for the first time in three years. Taking place from April 21 – May 1, 2022, the first eight days (April 21-28) will be held at Globe Cinema, followed by three days of online v...

Jesse Dean promoted to Vice President of Business Development for MAC Group

Jesse Dean, Vice President of the Audio Division at MAC Group USA, is taking charge of New Business Development at MAC Group and has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development. With nearly two decades of experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing, and distribution, Jesse will now be applying his knowledge to expanding current partnerships and developing new business opportunities for MAC Group.   In his new role, Jesse will be leading the expansion of select MAC Group br...

First Film and Audiovisual Law Conference : 30th April and 1st May - Portugal

Film and Audiovisual Law Conference: 30th April and 1st May 2022 - Espinho, Portugal The first Film, and Audiovisual Law Conference will occur on 30th April and 1st May 2022, in Espinho, Portugal. As a constantly evolving subject, Law for Film and Audiovisual is continuously adapting to the legislative technological and social evolution in this industry. Therefore, it is vital to have the most up-to-date knowledge available, as well as a space to discuss it. Addition...

Anna Pugacewicz appointed Deputy CEO of Newen Studios, leading support functions

  Romain Bessi, Newen Studios CEO, has appointed Anna Pugacewicz as Deputy CEO, in charge of support functions. Photo ©Augustin Detienne_Capa Pictures   Since 2016, Anna Pugacewicz in her position as Deputy Managing Director of Newen Studios, has been in charge of Finance, Purchases and Information Systems. While assuming that role, she gradually expanded her responsibilities to new areas such as Innovation & technologies, and General Affairs.   She will now overs...

Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe: The Festival's Final Stretch

We only have a few days left before the closing evening scheduled for March 31. But the festival can still surprise you. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover new films, to meet the filmmakers and personalities of European cinema such as Ingmar Bergman Jr. at the Persona screening tonight. The closing ceremony of the Festival and the announcement of the various Awards of our Competition sections will take place at Les 7 Parnassiens, and w...

Vilnius International Film Festival pays homage to Ukrainian filmmakers

Vilnius International Film Festival Honors Ukrainian Resistance: Announces Free Screenings to Refugees, Boycotts Russian Films VIFF 22 opening 2. Photo by Audrius Solominas  Vilnius International Film Festival, the largest cinematic event in Lithuania, announces post-pandemic live screenings in the country. This year, the Festival actively boycotts all Russian films, honors Ukrainian directors, and invites spectators to immerse into 90 feature films and 51 short films in selected Lithua...

Black History Month: Sunday 27 March a special Sunday at the Movies : What's up at Afrika Filmfestival

Black History Month: Sunday 27 March a special Sunday at the Movies Nu zondag 27 maart opnieuw vertoningen in het kader van  Black History Month. 15u00: Benda Bilili  17u30: Soul Power  20u00: The Rumba Kings   De 27ste editie van Afrika Filmfestival komt eraan. Van 22 april tot 7 mei worden er weer tal van films vertoond op verschillende plaatsen in Leuven. Hier het volledige programma. Bestel je filmpas of ticket...

Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) is shifting gears this year.

  BEACHES, MOUNTAINS + 16 DAYS OF FILM AND MUSIC A pulsing arts scene has emerged in beachside Coffs Harbour over the last few years, with the ever-growing Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) at its core.  Started eight years ago by sea-changing, film-loving, husband-and-wife team Kate Howat and Dave Horsley, SWIFF has emerged as a major independent arts festival that now attracts audiences in their thousands from all over Australia.  SWIFF’22, startin...

NFFTY's celebrates the15th anniversary!

ANNOUNCING THE LINEUP FOR THE 15th EDITION OF NFFTY In-person in Seattle, April 28 - May 1 /  Virtually April 28 - May 8 Seattle-based NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) is excited to celebrate their 15th Anniversary with over 250 short films from the next generation of NFFTY filmmakers.  The 2022 hybrid festival kicks off with a weekend of in-person events in Seattle April 28 through May 1, and continues online through May 8 with a comb...

Meeting Point Vilnius (March 30 – April 1) Showcases Baltics, Ukraine and Beyond

  Competing for the Coming Soon Award: ROBERTA by Lithuanian director Elena Kairytė (documentary) © Elena Kairyté A vital part of the Vilnius International Film Festival which kicks off  today March 24, its industry program Meeting Point Vilnius (March 30- April 1) brings together fresh projects from the Baltics and beyond, with special attention to Ukraine. The festival has expressed a strong stance on unconditional support for Ukraine, as Lithuania has opened its ...


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