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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 ...

Support Ukrainian Filmmakers at the East Doc Platform

  Support Ukrainian Filmmakers at the East Doc Platform East Doc Platform (25-31 March) will offer special merch in support of Ukraine. The money raised will be donated to the DOCU/HELP fund. At the three screenings of Ukrainian films, voluntary admission fees will be donated to the directors of the films. East Doc Platform 2022 Highlights What should you not miss at the East Doc Platform 2022? He...

SFFILM To Honor Jenny Slate With Special Tribute at 65th San Francisco International Film Festival

   Intimate Conversation with Jenny Slate will Precede a Screening of Feature Film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On on Friday, April 22 at The Castro Theatre Today, SFFILM announced that critically acclaimed actor, author, and comedian Jenny Slate will be celebrated during the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival with a special tribute. The Tribute to Jenny Slate will be held on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 pm at the Castro Theatre, followed by a screening of her highly anticipat...

Indigenous Screen Summit at BANFF: celebrating Indigenous cultures and representation within media

A new ‘festival within the festival’ launching Sunday June 12 (8:30 am - 1:00 pm MT) with a Pitch Forum showcasing Indigenous-led scripted films, drama series and comedy projects in development presented to a panel of Canadian and International buyers and funders, along with an industry audience. Access included with your 2022 BANFF Festival pass Throughout BANFF 2022, we will bring together Indigenous entertainment industry profes...

Liev Schreiber to Attend 2022 Sun Valley Film Festival Opening Night World Premiere of "Across the River and Into the Trees"

Liev Schreiber to Attend 2022 Sun Valley Film Festival Opening Night World Premiere Special Screening in Honor of Hemingway Adaptation, Across the River and Into the Trees     The Sun Valley Film Festival will mark its opening night on Wednesday, March 30, with a film that resonates with the area’s cultural history, most significantly as the final home of Ernest Hemingway. Filmed in Venice, Italy during lockdown, the narrative feature Across the River and Into the Trees is a...

Netflix’s Bela Bajaria and Participant’s David Linde join BANFF’s Summit Series lineup

    Don't miss attending the festival in June for insights on the future of the industry, programming opportunities and unique content strategies from two of the most accomplished and inspiring entertainment executives in the business   Bela Bajaria was named Head of Global TV for Netflix in 2020, overseeing all English language and local language scripted and unscripted series around the world. Bajaria leads the team for all of television, responsible for hit series ...

African Monarch combats climate change with film festivals and honours Jeff Bridges and David Morse

Filmfestivals.com is a proud partner of the festival    It is not everyday a Monarchy founded a film festival, it is the first of its kind, hosts editions in multiple markets, and highlights "films of purpose," all in an effort to save the planet, and even works year round supporting cocoa farmers world-wide and spreading the message of climate change, and gender equality. This is no other than our festival partner Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals...

Serhiy Loznytsia was excluded from the Ukrainian Film Academy

  By the Board's and the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy decision, Serhiy Loznytsa was excluded from the Ukrainian Film Academy. On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. Ukraine is defending itself on all fronts, including the cultural one. The countries of Europe and the whole world should have a complete and unambiguous picture of what the aggressor country is doing in Ukraine. Therefore, every Ukrainian is now the ambassador of his...

VIDEO : Arnold Schwarzenegger adressing the russian people and soldiers fighting in Ukraine

"I love the Russian people. That is why I have to tell you the truth.Please watch and share."  Schwarzenegger said in the video, posted by ATTN on Twitter   To my dear russian friends and the russian soldiers serving in Ukraine:  I am speaking to you today because there are things that are going on in the world that have been kept from you, terrible things that you should know about... Watch his video on twitter   I want to thank every si...

TAKESHI KITANO to be honored at Far East Film Festival 24

On Friday the 29th of April, the Japanese legend  will receive the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement on the stage of the Far East Film Festival in Udine.     Press release for the 18th of March, 2022 For immediate publication/release   UDINE – There are artists - actors, writers, singers - who walk by our side our whole life. Artists who never abandon us and who always satisfy our need for beauty. We find them in a movie, or a book, or a song, ...

Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe : the program of the first week-end

  After the opening ceremony yesterday at the cinema Les 7 Parnassiens, do not miss the screenings and meetings of the first weekend presenting films in competition and other special events. Competition Prix PRESENT at Le BALZAC   Documentary competition Prix PRESENT at Le Balzac cinema from 18 to 21 of March. Directors from all over Europe will join us to present their films, starting with Florent Marcie who will connect directly from K...

Jon Gosier's FilmHedge Secures $50M Debt Facility to Finance Georgia Film/TV Productions

FilmHedge (http://filmhedge.com), a Georgia based fin-tech company offering financial products for Film and TV producers, has secured a commitment to provide up to $50 million in debt financing from Fallbrook Film Finance to be used to cash flow Georgia tax credits for film and television productions. Fallbrook Film Finance (https://fallbrooktaxcredits.com) is a nationally recognized tax credit investment and brokerage company headquartered in Los Angeles. Specialties include institutiona...

Amazon acquire MGM for $8.5 Billion

The storied, nearly century-old studio will complement Prime Video and Amazon Studios’ work. Together, the teams will provide more quality entertainment options for viewers.   MGM has a catalog of more than 4,000 film titles, 17,000 TV episodes, 180 Academy Awards, and 100 Emmy Awards, including franchise favorites such as James Bond, Rocky, and Creed, and classics such as Thelma & Louise, The Silence of the Lambs, The Magnificent Seven, and Raging Bull. Amazon and MGM announce...

The Oslo Film Festival 2020 & 2021 editions are going online this week end

  Oslo Film Festival partnered with Endavo to welcome you all to a virtual event between March 18 - 20 2022. You can now watch an amazing lineup of films anytime, anywhere   Get access to the festival for free here. Submissions for our next edition have also opened! To submit and join OFF 2022 click here.   Enjoy the online festival starting today ...

On The Eve of Its Independence Day, Vilnius IFF Acts On Russian Boycott with Ukraine Focus

Bad Roads © Kristi Films Lithuania knows a thing or two about staying silent. That silence ended on 23 August 1989 when two million people across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a human chain: the Baltic Way. Seven months later, on March 11 1990, Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to declare independence. The Vilnius International Film Festival (March 24- April 3.) is the first festival to boycott Russian cinema by refusing all Russian films and to act on this p...

Santa Fe Film Institute to Receive a Grant from National Endowment for the Arts for SFiFF

    The Santa Fe Film Institute(SFFI) has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA) for a grant to support the 14th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival(SFiFF), which will take place October 19th–23rd, 2022. Support from the NEA will benefit local filmmakers, students, and independent film throughout New Mexico.   This is the third consecutive year that NEA has recognized SFFI's creative and cultural impact with a grant award.&...

During its 53rd edition Visions du Réel will present 160 films from 58 countries

The official selection includes 124 films, including 84 world premieres and 15 international premieres. Moreover, with 26 Swiss (co)productions, the Festival confirms its role as an essential partner of national creation. 43% of the filmmakers are women, while 57% are men. Out of 65 feature-length films, 35 are firsts. Fire of Love, Sara Dosa’s epic and spectacular portrait of the volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, will kick off this year’s edition on Thursday 7 April.  ...

The winners for the 2022 EE BAFTAs have been announced.

The Power of the Dog wins Best Film Jane Campion wins Director for The Power of the Dog Belfast wins Outstanding British Film CODA wins Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur and Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder West Side Story wins Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose and Casting Will Smith wins Leading Actor for King Richard Joanna Scanlan wins Leading Actress for After Love Dune wins Original Score, Cinematography, Production Design, So...

SRFF 2022 opens next Wednesday, you are invited, and we would love to meet you and your friends

Early Bird Tickets on sale for SRFF 2022 extended until March 11 We are pleased to be partnering with SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2022, taking place in-person from March 16th to 20th at Lincoln Center, Cinema Village, and virtually from March 20th to 27th.    As the premier film festival dedicated to celebrating social issues and human interest stories, the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival showcases stories such as Climate Change and Women, Immigration and Refug...

Göteborg Film Festival organising screenings in support of Ukraine

  In support of Ukraine, Göteborg Film Festival teams up with Story, Draken Film and Folkets Bio to host screenings of Simon Lereng Wilmont's festival winner A House made of Splinters, set in a children's home in Eastern Ukraine. The screenings will take place in cinemas throughout Sweden and online via Göteborg Film Festival’s streaming service, Draken Film. All takings from the screenings will go in full to the organisation Voices of Children in Ukraine. ...

Visions du Réel expresses its solidarity with Ukraine and presents the selection of the Grand Angle and Latitudes sections

Visions du Réel is joining the international movement of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, who are fighting for their freedom. We express our support for Ukrainian artists and filmmakers, and for all those whose lives are threatened and upended by the war. We strongly condemn the ongoing Russian invasion. At the same time, the Festival wishes to convey its support for the Russian artists and citizens who are currently expressing their resistance. The 2022 official selection notabl...

The 2022 BANFF Festival agenda kicks off with two keynote announcements

Universal Studio Group's Chairman Pearlena Igbokwe joins as the first Summit Series keynote speaker Igbokwe leads four powerhouse studios: Universal Television, UCP, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Universal International Studios that produce over 3,000 hours of programming currently airing or streaming around the globe. The In Conversation series kicks off with a keynote by the Dean of Brown University's School of Public Health Dr. Ashish K. Jha ...

Bantoo – a new innovative digital platform is launched for the growing Afro-Caribbean market

Bantoo is a unique 360-degree solution bringing together social media and communication tools with holistic entertainment   Top African and Caribbean influencers and entrepreneurs have joined the Bantoo (Bantoolink.com) movement as proud Ambassadors of the new digital platform and communication tool Bantoo that is being launched worldwide on 8 March 2022.   "As an African...

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