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First highlights on INDIs film festival

The INDIs film festival will return online from 18 - 20 February with a host of FREE events spanning three days, including intensive script and story sessions, camera workshops with Nikon, Intimacy on Screen masterclasses, as well as panels with young independent film talent who have built names and careers for themselves from the ground up. Central to the festival will be the 10th INDIs Young Filmmaker Awards, sponsored by Leeds City College, showcasing the best new short films made by y...

Koji Fukada guest of honor at the 28th Vesoul IFF of Asian Cinemas

Koji Fukada complete world premiere (February 1 – 8, 2022). Koji Fukada, Japanese director in his forties, has renewed the cinema of the Rising Sun over the past twenty years. Through hard work, he has become the emerging Japanese filmmaker of the twenty-first century. The 28th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas has carried out a search for all copies of the films of this talented director in order to present all of his work. Screening the complete films of a fil...

Europa! Europa Film Festival screens in Australian cinemas from Feb 4

  Europa! Europa is set to bring the very best of European cinema to Australian shores for the first time from February 4-27 2022. From international film festival favourites, to star-studded blockbusters and subversive works by Europe’s most celebrated auteurs, Europa! Europa presents 3 weeks of entertaining Australian premiere screenings, live music and special events. Featuring 43 films from 32 countries, the festival brings Europe’s most innovative, a...

Film Green Bay Announces the “Festival Around Town”- bringing Independent Film to your Neighborhood

  Film Green Bay is excited to announce the kickoff of the 2022 Green Bay Film Festival with the "FESTIVAL AROUND TOWN" series every Thursday in February. This special series allows us to partner with local businesses in the Greater Green Bay area, showcase independent films and support local artists. Caitlin Schuchart, Festival Director stated: “Creating the opportunity for our community to have access to independent films throughout the year is our goal. Part...

VIDEO: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar about her film experience as a writer director producer and the importance of HOPE

Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar in a zoom conversation with Bruno Chatelin     Marie-Castille will be heading the features and short film jury of the Festival International du Film sur le Handicap to be held in Lyon 4 -9 February 2022. The festival aims at changing the way we look at human diversity ... through a journey through amazing, fantastic, funny, surprising stories from elsewhere. Thus, festival-goers will travel to Indonesia, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, Quebec,...

VIDEO: MyFrenchFilmFestival 2022 kicked off

Curtains up for the 12th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival! The 12th edition of the first online French-language film festival starts today. Until February 14th, enjoy the best of new generation French cinema from the comfort of your own home.     French and Furious: a selection of films that are dynamite in the new-generation auteur cinema scene Ludovic Boukherma and Cannes - 2020 David Dufresne - The Demons of Dorothy...

Cucalorus is hiring for two full-time positions!

Communications Manager The Cucalorus Film Foundation seeks an outgoing individual who can pour their creative and constructive energies into building, promoting and publicizing magical cinematic events. The position will start in early April of this year. The Communications Manager will receive a $40,000 annual salary and a $200 per month health insurance stipend. Further benefits are earned after one year in the position. Programming Coordinator The Cucalorus Film Foundation see...

Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival kicking off Jan13

Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival presents impactful films that engage the community towards a more democratic, inclusive, and just society. Presented on MLK Weekend (Jan 13-17) and in the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy, our goal is to promote social action that leads to positive change in our society and beyond.     Through films, special events, and conversations, the festival explores themes of inequality, injustice, and social responsibility. We ...

Flickerfest is back this month in Sydney

Flickerfest, Sydney’s Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival, is celebrating 31 years and rolling out the red carpet at Bondi Beach from 21 – 30 January 2022.  See a kaleidoscopic carnival of short films from at home and across the world in the COVID-safe festival garden, featuring the famous Spiegeltent indoor cinema, an outdoor lawn cinema and a Festival Garden bar. With over 200 shorts selected from a record 3200 entrie...

Presenting the jury for the 2022 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize during the Göteborg Film Festival

  The four jury members for the NOK 200,000 (€ 20,000) Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award 2022 are now official! For the sixth consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be presented during the Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision. This year’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize jury consists of Finnish actor Alma Pöysti, Hungarian writer and creative producer Gábor Kr...

People & Power: The Trial of Anwar Raslan Part 1

People & Power: The Trial of Anwar Raslan Part 1   TX: January 12th 2022, 22.30pm GMT on Al Jazeera: People and Power Channel 235 on Freeview  The first of two part special report, behind the scenes at the landmark trial of a notorious Syrian colonel, Anwar Raslan. The verdict for the trial will be announced on January 13th 2022 Part two of the report will go out on January 19th, 22.30pm GMT, on Al Jazeera’s weekly investi...

The 2022 Golden Globe Award Winners

In what could be called the most exclusive event in the industry, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, on Sunday, January 9, 2022, recognized and honoring the talents of film and television for 2021, and highlighted its long-established philanthropy work, showcasing a range of grantees during the program. Over the past 25 years, the HFPA has donated $50 million to more than 70 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs, and humanitarian efforts. All of them&nb...

“American Cherry” will open the Chandler International Film Festival

Individual, All-Day, Streaming and Festival Passes Available for Purchase   The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) is excited to announce that “American Cherry” has been selected to kick off the sixth annual film festival on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at LOOK Dine-In Cinema (1 W Chandler Blvd) in Chandler. The night will begin with a Hollywood style red carpet opening at 6:30 p.m. before the film makes its Arizona premiere at 8 p.m. There will be an after-party following the ...

Nominees announced for the 2022 Göteborg Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

Five Nordic drama series are nominated for the NOK 200,000 (€20,000) Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award, presented at Göteborg Film Festival´s TV Drama Vision. For the sixth consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be presented during Göteborg Film Festival. Five series from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been nominated for the prize, awarded to the main writer(s) behind...

28th Sedona International Film Festival Going Fully Live, Feb. 19-27s

“We’re getting people back in theaters seeing films they way they should, on screen”: Pat Schweiss, Executive Director The 28th annual Sedona International Film Festival returns to its original last-week-of-February timeframe with an all-live event that will put “people back in the theaters seeing films the way they should, on screen,” according to Executive Director Pat Schweiss.             COV...

This year's Krakow Film Festival Dragon of Dragons winner passes away

Finnish documentary filmmaker Jarmo Jääskeläinen has passed away. He was to receive the most valuable statuette of the Krakow Film Festival in May.   On 2 January 2022, the Finnish director and producer Jarmo Jääskeläinen passed away. A month earlier, on 2 December 2021, the Program Council of the Krakow Film Foundation decided to award him the Dragon of Dragons for his contribution to global documentary cinema. The award ceremony, the winner's master c...

Mass Hypnosis in the cinema at Göteborg Film Festival: do YOU dare let go of control?

Göteborg Film Festival launches The Hypnotic Cinema – a mind-bending experiment where visitors are challenged to lose control in the cinema by being hypnotized. The Hypnotic Cinema examines the possibility to intensify the film experience for those courageous visitors who dare to let loose in the cinema. “The rules and restrictions of the past year have illuminated how to maintain order in society and what really governs people’s thoughts and behaviors. Maybe ...

Javed Siddiqi will be honored in Jaipur at the opening ceremony of JIFF Inbox

Javed Siddiqui, a widely known screenplay and dialogue writer would be honored with Jaipur International Film Festival’s Life Time Achievement Award. Born in 1942, in Rampur, Javed Siddiqi has earned great name and fame by writing screenplays and dialogues for more than 60 super hit films in his career. He’s been honored with the prestigious Film Fare Award twice, in 1994 for super hit film Baazigar and in 1996 for blockbuster Dil Wali Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Besides, he has been award...

The Russian Film Festival attracts over 1 million viewers in 23 countries

The Russian Film Festival (RFF), organized by ROSKINO with support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation since 2020, has shown impressive performance, with the total number of viewers exceeding 1 mln in 23 countries. In 2020, RFF became the first Russian online project targeting wide international audiences. The festival was successfully held in Australia, Mexico, Spain and Brazil in collaboration with local online platforms. In 2021, the Russian Film Festival substantially ...

Martine Thérouanne, director of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, promoted to Officier des Arts & Lettres

Mr. Alain Chrétien, mayor of Vesoul, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite presented this Thursday, December 23, 2021, the Medal promoting the rank of Officier des Arts et Letters Mrs. Martine Thérouanne, director and co-founder of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Cinemas d'Asie, on behalf of the Minister of Culture, and by virtue of the powers conferred on her, for her lifelong commitment to serving culture, particularly cinematography, contributing t...

The team joins me in wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Film Year .!

We hope you and yours are safely enjoying the holidays season. The team joins me in wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Film Year .! Looking forward to seeing you again on the festival circuit! Peace upon us! Bruno Chatelin - The editor - Founder of     ...

Voltage Picture's BEAUTIFUL DISASTER Wraps Production

Dylan Sprouse and Virginia Gardner in Beautiful Disaster Wrap Image courtesy of Voltage Pictures Writer/Director Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions, After We Collided) has wrapped principal photography on the latest YA adaption from Voltage Pictures, Beautiful Disaster, starring Dylan Sprouse (After We Collided, Banana Split), Virginia Gardner (Halloween, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Austin North (“Outer Banks”), Libe Barer (“Sneaky Pete”) and Rob Estes (the Aft...

Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson confirmed as new Chair for the National Endowment for the Arts

Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, the New Chair for the National Endowment for the Arts  The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson as the 13th chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Dr. Jackson issued the following statement upon confirmation: "I am honored to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and excited to build on the arts endowment’s strong work to serve all communities across our nation t...

CHINA to be the GUEST COUNTRY in 14th Jaipur International Film Festival.

19 Films made in China, in the year 2021 would be screened INDIA would witness the World Premiere of several films and the Indian Premiere of some films 240 films from 52 countries are selected till now The last list of the selected films would be released on 21st December   JAIPUR 11 December 2021. Known worldwide for its prestige across the globe, JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL [JIFF] is preparing well to celebrate its 14th year. JIFF founder HANU ROJ asserted that the festival wou...

Visions du Réel : First guest and posters of the 53rd edition unveiled!

Visions du Réel is extremely happy to welcome Kirsten Johnson as Special Guest of its 53rd edition, which will take place from 7 to 17 April. The renowned, multi-award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer from the United States, who has some 60 films under her belt will be in Nyon to present a retrospective of her films as well as a selection of films to which she has contributed. As much in the films she has directed – particularly with Cameraperson (2016), ...


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