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The Mise En Scene Company has sold North American rights for American Reject to major independent distributor 1091

It was announced today that the London based sales outfit The Mise En Scene Company has sold North American rights for American Reject to major independent distributor 1091 Pictures known for such titles as Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' and 'What We Do in the Shadows'. The agency which launched at last year's AFM has seen a rapid growth since last December and the deal marks a significant progression for the MSC outfit. American Reject will be available to r...

World Trailer Awards - Meet the Judges

  Join us and some of our esteemed judges for the first of our industry talks on the future of entertainment marketing. Meet the judges Series Thursday 16 December 7pm - 8pm (AEDT) 8am – 9am (GMT)   Speakers Chris Ebeling Creative Director & Co-Founder, Virtually Human Metatainment - The future of digital entert...

Bruno Chatelin joins the jury of inaugural edition of The World Trailer Awards

World Trailer Awards 2022 February 12 & 13,  2022 Inaugural edition    Honouring the world's best creatives marketing the world's best entertainment. The World Trailer Awards are open for entry and will honour outstanding entertainment marketing across Cinema, TV (Broadcast & Cable), Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media. For more information and to enter: To be ...

December 11 is the last day of the Red Sea Souk

Today is the last day of the Red Sea Souk, bringing a week packed with information, discussion and successful pitching sessions to a close with the Industry Awards – a night specially for Souk badge holders. For the rest of us, it’s a normal Saturday – and for some of you, that’s a big day out with the kids. The Red Sea Film Festival has plenty to offer, with the films in our Next Generation section geared to inspire future filmmaking stars!  To know more about&nbs...

The Overlook Film Festival returns to New Orleans June 2 - 5 2022

  Introducing a re-imagined four-day celebration of horror in America’s most haunted city Early Bird Festival Passes On Sale Now Film Submissions Open   (New Orleans, LA) – The Overlook Film Festival — a four-day celebration of all things horror — will be making its triumphant return to New Orleans, taking place June 2 through June 5, 2022. The festival will showcase exciting work in new and classic genre cinema, live even...

Announcing 2021 AFI AWARDS Honorees

  Congratulations to this year’s AFI AWARDS honorees! The honorees include 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Additional honorees were selected in a category for “Special Awards,” designated for works of excellence that fall outside of the Institute’s criteria of American film and tele...

Filmocracy Fest N°2 coming online December 9 – 12, 2021

Filmocracy Fest is an innovative film and media festival, bringing together the best of traditional festival events, while integrating unique digital programs to create a memorable and productive experience. Cofounded by Jon Fitzgerald former director of multiple prestigious festivals such as Slamdance, AFI, and Santa Barbara. In addition to presenting creative programming options for audiences, feature filmmakers with ticketed events will all be earning a percentage of screening fees for the...

Igor Soukmanov joins the Odesa International Film Festival team

Igor Soukmanov has joined the Odesa International Film Festival team. He is a famous film expert and Ex-Program Director of the Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad". Igor became an Advisory Board Member of programming. The whole team at wishes our friend best of luck and much fun in his new role.   Igor Soukmanov is a well-known Belarussian film expert and journalist. He is a member of the European Film Academy, a vice-president of the Byelorussian se...

Ventana Sur conference program in full gear: Bienvenidos a Ventana Sur 2021

  Conference program online! Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BEYOND BORDERS: SALES & ACQUISITIONS In this panel of leading experts in sales, acquisition and distribution we discuss the current and future of film with an emphasis on the industry, commenting on different experiences in markets and with film productions. MAS ALLÁ DE LAS FRONTERAS: ADQUISICIÓN Y VENTAS Especialistas en ventas, adquisición y distribución discuten a...

2021 Gotham Awards Kicks Off Awards Season!

Visit The Gotham's YouTube for FULL-LENGTH clips and highlights from last night's show, including presenters, winners, and industry attendees!   ...

Winners of 60th Rose d'Or awards announced

Winners of 60th Rose d'Or awards announced   The winners of the 2021 Rose d’Or Awards were announced this evening in a virtual ceremony hosted by TV and radio personality Sue Perkins France and the UK shared the top drama awards with Channel 4’s Help winning Drama and Netflix France, Call My Agent winning Comedy Drama. Special individual awards were presented to ITV’s longest standing detective, Brenda Blethyn as Vera, and Omar Sy star of Netf...

"Why you need to be screened at Festivals" A Masterclass with Bruno Chatelin at Bangkok Doc

Bruno Chatelin co founder former head of SONY and UGC FOX theatrical distribution in France shared his festival experience and advice for an hour to participants of BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARDS 2021 THE VIDEO WIL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR AUDIENCE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF BRUNO'S INTERVIEWS           ...

IBC Cancels Amsterdam Event Amidst Escalating COVID Concerns

IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event has been cancelled. The move follows growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the past week, and feedback from the IBC exhibitor and visitor community. The IBC Partnership Board made the decision today in order to prevent exhibitors and visitors from travelling to The Netherlands. Due to take place on December 3-6 at The RAI in Amsterdam, IBC20201 will now focus on bringing the content and tech...

ICFF Industry Days Conference November 30th - December 1st

ICFF Industry Days Conference  will run November 30th - December 1st |   9:00 AM - 2:15 PM The 2021 ICFF industry Days will run free and virtual . Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to MEET, LEARN and NETWORK with some of the top creatives in the international film scene from Europe to North America!   NOVEMBER 30 - 9am - DAY 1  (Animation & The Future of Public Screenings)...

Asia Video Summit Wraps Up a Week of Events Highlighting the Resilience of the Industry

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) ended off the year with a series of virtual conferences attended by over 1600 delegates across Asia Pacific, and its first in-person industry conference and dinner in over two years, Resilience 100, at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.    The Asia Video Summit, which was supported by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor, was honoured to have Mr. Edward Yau, GBS, JP, Secretary ...

Winners of the 8th edition of Duhok International Film

  Festival in the competition category of both World Cinema and Kurdish Cinema sections were announced and the Golden and Silver Leaf awards along with plaques and cash prizes were granted. The closing ceremony of the 8th round of Duhok International Film Festival was held in Duhok University’s congregation hall, attended by Duhok governor Dr. Ali Tatar, festival president Ameer Ali Mohammed Tahir, artistic manager Shawkat Amin Korki, as well as the jury, artists and...

Winners of the 2021 Tiburon Fest Golden Reel Awards

Best Film: American Desert [USA] Best Director: Adrian Bartol, for American Desert [USA] Best Actor: Will Brandt, for American Desert [USA] Best Actress: Sonka Vogt, for Two Is a Magic Number [Germany] Best Documentary: My Childhood, My Country, by: Phil Grabsky & Shoaib Sharifi [UK] Best Screenplay: Patrik Hartl, for Bet On Friendship [Czech Republic] Best Cinematography: Ivan Zadro, for Fishing and Fishermen's Conversation [Croatia] ...

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival awards prizewinners

On Sunday, four prizes worth a total of 12,000 € as well as an audience award were presented at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival's awards ceremony. The festival around international poetry film took place from 25 to 28 November under 2G-Plus rules at the Urania Berlin. An international jury consisting of Hinemoana Baker (poet and musician, Germany/New Zealand), Doris Hepp (freelance editor and lecturer, Germany) and Delphine Maury (animation film produ...

43rd Cairo Film Festival kicked off with prominent national and international stars

Last friday, the 43rd session of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) opened, in the presence of the most prominent art stars in Egypt, and more than 1200 Egyptian and international guests, who were keen to participate in the festival.   The ceremony, which was held in Cairo Opera House, started with a short film about the cinema in Egypt through different ages, then the Egyptian actor Khaled Elsawy appeared, who gave a special speech about the role of cinema supporting the cultur...

10th Annual Key West Film Festival Announces Awards

    The 10th Annual Key West Film Festival announced its awards today. The festival showed more than 75 films during the 5-day festival, which ran November 17-21 and celebrated its 10th Anniversary.  The award winners for the 10th annual Key West Film Festival were presented Saturday evening, November 21, with many awardees in attendance. The feature film winners were as follows: Best Documentary - "Bernstein's Wall" directed by Douglas Tirola Be...

The 29th French Film Festival UK adds online section

fff @ home unveils an exciting selection of nine contemporary and classic titles over nine days   The organisers of the French Film Festival UK are delighted to reveal an exciting new edition of the online programme under its fff@home umbrella, which will run from Friday 3 to Sunday 12 December.   The nine days of online screenings are organised in collaboration with INDEE+. Programmers have curated an exciting selection of titles, including sev...

Farhadi’s “A Hero” Receives Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay @ Hafez Awards

Asghar Farhadi’s latest feature film “A Hero” received the Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay prizes from the 21st round of Hafez Awards in Iran. “A Hero” which is an Iran’s Oscar contender will be released in U.S. theaters on January 7 before its online launch on Amazon Prime Video on January 21. The story is about a man named Rahim who is in prison because of an unpaid debt. While on a two-day release, he and the wom...

Japanese Film Festival highlights

  JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2021 After two years, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to cinemas from 25 November to 5 December with a lineup of 33 films to satiate the most discerning cinephiles! This year’s program celebrates resilience in the face of adversity and tells stories of those who dare to dream beyond limitations. It includes international film festival favourites such as Junta Yamaguchi’s feature debut Beyond the Infinite Two ...

Persian Film Festival presents A HERO by Asghar Farhadi

PERSIAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS A HERO BY ASGHAR FARHADI From award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation and The Salesman, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners 2012 and 2017) comes A Hero, screening for a limited time at the Persian Film Festival. A Hero is a fraught drama that reflects on the morality of crime and the weight of a good deed, blurring the line between innocence and guilt. The film has received widesp...

Successful conclusion of the anniversary edition – the 70th IFFMH

Successful conclusion of the anniversary edition – the 70th IFFMH celebrates the return to the cinema with many international guests   Guests from Brazil, the Philippines, the USA, Turkey, Spain, Romania, Japan, Georgia, Italy, France and many other countries did not miss out on the in-person experience of the 70th edition of the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (IFFMH). They included guests of honor such as Claude Lelouch, whose latest film celebrated its ...


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