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Sydney Film Festival returns in June for a 12 day run

From Wednesday 8 June to Sunday 19 June, the 69th Sydney Film Festival returns with 12 days and nights of the world’s best new cinema – and this year Australian filmmakers will be joined by international filmmakers with their films from around the globe. Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said “Sydney Film Festival returns in 2022 with a groundbreaking program of feature film premieres and documentaries, international filmmaker guests, and live events.” &ldq...

‘Navalny’ by Daniel Roher opens Movies that Matter Festival 2022

The feature-length documentary 'Navalny', in which director Daniel Roher tells the blood-curdling story of the 2020 assassination attempt on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, opens the Movies that Matter Festival on Friday 8 April. Earlier this year, 'Navalny' won the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at Sundance. The Movies that Matter Festival 2022 will take place from Friday 8 to Saturday 16 April in the Dutch city of The Hague, on...

Ukrainian actor Pasha Lee was killed under russian shelling: RIP

On March 6, as a result of shelling by Russian occupiers in the Ukrainian city of Irpin, the famous Ukrainian actor Pasha Li was killed. He was 33 years old. The artist joined the ranks of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to protect the country from Russian occupiers. Pasha Lee was a well-known Ukrainian film and dubbing actor, singer and composer. He played in the theater "Koleso", starred in films and commercials. Among his work...

The Annapolis Film Festival is back in person this year

AFF 2022 SLATE ANNOUNCEMENT!   We would like to congratulate all of the officially accepted filmmakers for the 2022 Film Festival. We are excited to share these amazing films with you! The titles listed below will screen at the festival this year. Look for the final film schedule and p...

The international film community and film academies join the boycott of Russian cinema

International film academies are joining the boycott of Russian cinema due to Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine. The European Film Academy is boycotting Russian cinema and calling for a boycott of all European film academies.The Polish Film Academy, the Danish Film Academy, the Italian Film Academy, the Catalan Film Academy, the Lithuanian Film Academy, and the Slovak Film Academy have already joined the appeal. In addition, other film organizations are joining the boycott: Disn...

Sonoma's program of 120 films, 39 feature/doc premieres from 35 Countries is set.

A festival 25 years in the making, Sonoma International Film Festival celebrates this milestone with a slate of more than 120 independent, international films screening—including 79 premieres—during the 25th Anniversary Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) March 23-27.   The fun-filled, completely walkable festival in the heart of Sonoma Valley Wine Country, will also play host to two one-of-a-kind culinary events, special parties, panels, a Virtual Reality experi...

Garden State Film Festival Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Celebrate 20 Years

Honorary Chair First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy   ...

Capital Irish Film Festival opening today

  Capital Irish  Film Festival Co-presented with Solas Nua March 3–6 This year's diverse slate of films includes 15 features, two shorts programs and three post-screening Q&As, along with a special screening of the inaugural Norman Houston Short Film Award winner, AN IRISH GOODBYE. The festival closes Sunday with music documentary WHERE'S THE CRAIC? with filmmaker Lauren Hakulinen in person. Highlights   ...

Film Festival Alliance is looking for an Executive Director!

We're searching for our next Executive Director!  Please share the details and job description below with anyone you see fit (or learn more about applying yourself!) Applications will be accepted through March 22, 2022. Questions may be directed to About Us: Film Festival Alliance (FFA) creates a collaborative global community for mission-driven film festivals. FFA advocates for a sustainable and inclusive environment for our industry withi...

Asia Pacific Screen Academy condemns invasion on Ukraine and takes measures

“The Asia Pacific Screen Academy stands with the international community in condemning Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.   Due to the Russian Government’s actions, the Asia Pacific Screen Academy has paused accepting Russian films into competition for the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, and Russian delegations will not be permitted to attend the Awards or 4th Asia Pacific Screen Forum. Russian delegates will not be represented on APSA Juries, Counci...

NYICFF 2022 Opens THIS Friday

OPENING NIGHT IS THIS FRIDAY! We're only a few days away from Opening Night—but there's plenty of time to plan your weekend and get your tickets. As always, this year's lineup includes a diverse range of stories, viewpoints, and styles. Here's a look at some of our 25th Anniversary Festival highlights. GET TICKETS     ...

The 15th Winter Sacramento SHORTS FEST will feature the 2022 César Nominated Short films

Sacramento French Film Festival 15th Winter Shorts Fest MARCH 24-28, 2022 In-Person @ the Tower Theatre & Virtual on our Streaming Platform!     The Sacramento French Film Festival pushed back this year's edition of the Winter Shorts Fest, originally planned in February, to ensure a lower risk in-person screening. This year, our winter event will celebrate the arrival of Spring and hopefully the return to less complicated days!   The 15th Winter Shorts...

SXSW countdown begins: one week to go!

SXSW are putting the finishing touches on the first in-person SXSW in three years. It’s almost surreal that it’s actually happening, and it’s no lie that we can’t wait to see you all.  We would be remiss, though, if we didn’t acknowledge two big issues facing us here and abroad. It is absolutely heartbreaking to see what is happening in Ukraine and it is absolutely amazing to see the mettle of its citizens. We will be donating to refugee relief efforts and...

Boston Israeli Film Festival 2022 — line up announced for hybrid version March 24-30, 2022

  Boston Israeli Film Festival 2022 — Passes & Tickets on Sale! Join us March 24-30, 2022 for the very best in Israeli cinema! Enjoy thoughtful documentaries and moving narratives. Tune in for lively discussions with filmmakers and special guests. Start the new season off by attending special in-person screenings on opening and closing nights. Boston Israeli Film Festival Pass Get full acc...

The Athena Film Festival will be hybrid, announcing the line up

Sharing this year's program for the 12th Annual Athena Film Festival (AFF), a joint partnership event between Barnard's Athena Center for Leadership & Melissa Silverstein's WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD. The festival will be hybrid this year, taking place in-person at Barnard College from March 11th -13th, and virtually from March 11th - 20th.   The festival will open with Mariama Diallo's debut feature, MASTER, starring Regina Hall, Amber Gray and Zoe Renee; and also scre...

"mercado del cine francés y europeo" takes off to virtually land at the miami film festival

At the third edition of the Mercado del Cine Francés y Europeo, a co-op between Unifrance, EFP (European Film Promotion) and the Miami Film Festival, 31 Latin American buyers will be enjoying the time to discover the newest finished and upcoming titles from France and the rest of Europe premiering in 22. The 'boutique’ market takes place online 2-3 March 2022, right before the start of the Miami Film Festival (4-13 March 2022) and brings together the most prolific buyers from...

Ninth edition of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY goes hybrid and announces opening line-up

We are happy to invite you to the ninth edition of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY this year, a hybrid festival with in-person and online film screenings and events such as Opening Night, a happy hour "Meet the Filmmakers In-person" on March 17, and our special Awards Night on March 20.     Opening Night will take place on Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00 PM at the Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe F...

2022 Sun Valley Film Festival Announces Film Slate and Award Honorees

  Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler to Receive Vision Awards and Participate in Coffee Talks; Selected Films in Line-up Feature Nicole Beharie, Juliette Binoche, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Ron Howard, Maika Monroe, Haley Lu Richardson, Tony Shaloub, Wes Studi, Michael K. Williams and more     Sun Valley Film Festival, returning as an in-person event from March 30-April 3, 2022, announced this year's award honors and initial...

Ukrainians are asking for our help in banning russian broadcasters and propaganda

#StandWithUkraine #StopPutinNow Dear colleagues, we, the KMW team, appreciate your support of Ukraine during these darkest days in modern history. Our country is on the frontline struggling against the russian aggressor, which has threatened humanism and freedom globally, without exaggeration. This is an unprecedented trample on democratic values as a basis of the current world order since World War II. Putin's regime escalated the current war with all the weapons available, which mean...

Our Ukrainian friends at FILM.UA release SPADOK : their series of shorts films describing the Ukrainian culture

We are happy to share the words and projects of our friends from  KIEV at FILM UA FILM.UA GROUP is a creative powerhouse and one of the largest Eastern European media groups, operating in global markets and covering the full production cycle: development, production, adaptation and distribution of audiovisual content through the vertical business structure. They are offering broadcasters their content for free and these are their words!   "In this critical time, we ar...

Leading Russian Cinematographers Speak Out Against War in Ukraine

  The letter's full translated text and list of the signatories are below: We, Russian cinematographers, demand a stop to military aggression against Ukraine, an immediate ceasefire, and a withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory. On February 22, 2022, Russia started a war with Ukraine. There is no geopolitical excuse, no goal of any kind that would justify taking human lives – don't let propaganda convince you otherwise. The officially stated aims of this ...

Arthouse cinemas express solidarity with Ukrainian exhibitors and people of the country and take a stand against the war

Arthouse cinemas bring people together, create spaces for discussion, show diversity in the world and in our societies, defend the freedom of art and see themselves as partners of all filmmakers around the world who, with courage, talent and sensitivity, dare to look at the world in crisis. In this way we participate in a living democratic society. The attack of Russia on Ukraine is of great concern to us. In the face of the shocking images and news that have reached us in the past d...

The international film community joins the boycott of Russian cinema

International film academies are joining the boycott of Russian cinema due to Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine. The European Film Academy is boycotting Russian cinema and calling for a boycott of all European film academies.The Polish Film Academy, the Danish Film Academy, the Italian Film Academy, the Catalan Film Academy, the Lithuanian Film Academy, and the Slovak Film Academy have already joined the appeal. In addition, other film organizations are joining the boycott: D...

Fandor to Present Inaugural ‘Fandor New Voices Award’ at 29th Annual SXSW® Film Festival, March 11-20

Award Created to Spotlight and Elevate the Work of Under-Represented, Independent Filmmakers   For Immediate Release: Cinedigm, the leading independent streaming company super-serving enthusiast fan bases, announced today that Fandor, the premier destination for cinephiles, will present its inaugural Fandor New Voices Award to one independent filmmaker as part of this year’s South by Southwest® Film Festival (SXSW®), March 11-20 in Austin, Texas.   Fandor eleva...

Putin will not stop in Ukraine: Ukrainian cinematographers urge the world not to remain silent

Today, February 24, Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. Now, more than ever, we need the help of the international community and anyone who understands that tomorrow war may be at your door. We’ve talked about the war in eastern Ukraine in our films for 8 years. You watched them at the festivals. But this is not a film, but our reality. And today this reality has spread throughout our country without exception. Ukrainian cinematographers appeal to you not to be silent and n...


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