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Eurimages co-production award for Maria Ekerhovd

  This year’s Eurimages co-production award, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in fostering international exchange, pays tribute to a woman’s contribution to the success of film co-production. In 2011, she founded the production company Mer Film, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In these ten years, Ekerhovd has been the delegate producer on ten feature films, as well as many co-productions, a number of which have been supported by Eu...

VIDEO: watch the prologue for 'Jurassic World Dominion' set to release June 10, 2022

Jurassic World Dominion in theaters June 10, 2022. The Prologue, a new, five-minute special prologue to Jurassic World Dominion, directed by Dominion director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow, is not featured in the film itself but is separate, original content. The Prologue serves as the beginning of a story that will be continued in theaters next summer. The Prologue rockets audiences back 65 million years into the past to experience the world before humans existed—and o...

Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals (RCIFF) officially launched with support

The Kingdom of Eti-Oni located in Sub-Sahara West Africa in Osun State, Nigeria glorified as the oldest cocoa plantation in Nigeria is launched the global film festivals during “The Cocoa Festival” now in its 8th edition. The historic event also plans to tackle the emerging entertainment market place since COVID-19 and the impact of “films of purpose,” and trends of New Age Technology that have ushered in a New World and system of how the arts & entertainment...

Philipp Kreuzer is the new chairman of the German Films supervisory board

The supervisory board of German Films elected its new chairman on 15 November. Producer Peter Herrmann, who had held the office since 2015, is succeeded by Philipp Kreuzer, producer and CEO of maze pictures and member of the German Producers Association. Kreuzer was previously appointed to the supervisory board by the shareholders' meeting. Simone Baumann, managing director of German Films: "With the election of Philipp Kreuzer, we have not only been able to gain a new chairman of th...

Fest director Nora Armani leaps Back on the Couch to take fans on a magical journey of self-discovery

Back on the Couch with Nora Armani presented on November 21st, 4:30 PM as part of the 12th UnitedSolo Theatre Festival on Theatre Row in New York City. Nora is SR Socially Relevant Film Festival founder and a regular partne of we wish her much success in that new fun enterprise.   Back on the Couch with Nora Armani - UnitedSolo   This funny and poignant tour-de-force, written and performed by Nora Arm...

Plaza Cathedral (Panama 2021) to open 10th edition of Panama International Film Festival

IFF Panama celebrates 10 years of having become the broadcast platform for cinema in Central America and the Caribbean, inaugurating its selection with the Central American premiere of Abner Benaim's most recent film, Plaza Catedral, which will be screened on December 3 at the City of Knowledge Athenaeum. Panama, November 2021.- The International Film Festival of Panama, IFF Panama, announces that for the first time in IFF Panama's history, a Panamanian film will be scre...

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival wrapped a successful edition

  The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival completed its 13th edition with its largest program to date—with 154 features and short films! We are ever grateful for your support and participation.    The 13th Annual SFiFF honored three-time Academy Award-Winning Writer and Director Oliver Stone with the Lifetime Achievement Award, hosted an in-person Masters Discussion with actress Cassidy Freeman, and hosted an online Masters Discussion with author Julia Cameron, which is ...

The Wife Of A Spy-Kiyoshi Kurosawa's wartime thriller

Reviewed by Robin Menken Making the most of a TV budget, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s wartime espionage-melodrama Wife of a Spy won the 2020 Silver Lion at the Venice film festival. Kurosawa (To the Ends of the Earth) who started on low budget Yakuza films, went on to direct thrillers after a scholarship to the Sundance Institute. But it was his prescient J-techno-horror film Pulse, and J-horror titles Cure, Creepy and The Grudge that represent how International aud...

Parkes Elvis Festival set to return 20-24 April 2022

    GET READY TO SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL! PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2022 The King may have left the building for a short while, but things are revving up in Central West NSW with Parkes Elvis Festival set to return 20-24 April 2022, jam-packed with a program of rockin’ n’ rollin’ fun. The King-sized program is filled with more than 200 Elvis and speedway inspired events, including much-loved festival favourites Northparkes Mines Street Parade, Renewal of V...

Highlights from Hybrid Ventana Sur 2021

  Ventana Sur, the leading Latin American IP market organized by INCAA and Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, will run from Nov 29 to Dec 3 in its new venue in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Centro Cultural Kirchner. With more than 50% of the population vaccinated, the reopening of borders and the nation's successful health and safety protocols, which resulted in the Covid rate declining every day, Ventana Sur will give the long-awaited opportunities to pr...

VIDEO: Mastering The Film Festival Circuit with festival expert Bruno Chatelin

Bruno Chatelin has been entertaining very close links with the festival community in the past 30 years on the circuit , first as marketing director and General manager in France for Sony and Fox (UGC FOX Distribution), then co founder of and Major Buzz Factory consulting boutique. Some of his recent interviews. Full Bio. He has struck partnerships with most of the key festivals and markets. Check the most recent ones Cannes, AFM, Venice, Tallinn... Named Advi...

The Winners of The NYC Indie Awards for 2021

The 12th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival is proud to announce the winners of its ‘Best In’ category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Covid Diaries, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.  The awards recognize outstanding work from emerging, yet overlooked Artist Filmmakers and provide them with the opportunity for potential distribution and funding. The festival strives to promo...

Focus USA @ exground filmfest 34: Young Filmmakers and Diverse Circumstances

  Wide-Ranging Film Selection // Readings, Panels, Presentations and Exhibitions This year, exground filmfest (12 - 21 November 2021) has taken that which the festival's established American Independents section usually covers on the periphery and placed it centre stage: the 2021 Country Focus is devoted to the United States of America. A carefully curated programme, featuring 13 feature-length and 10 short films, as well as two productions in the International Short Film Competiti...

Bentonville Film Festival, led by Geena Davis, announces June dates for 2022 Hybrid Event

  Bentonville Film Foundation has announced the organization’s 2022 film festival will take place both virtually and in-person. The live event is being held in Arkansas from June 22 through June 26, while the digital portion will extend through July 3. The Bentonville Film Festival, led by actor Geena Davis, has been running for seven years and aims to amplify female, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, API and people with disabilities in entertainment. The festival is no...

Arlington International Film Festival Audience Choice Poster Contest Winner 

CONGRATULATIONS  Winner of 2021 AIFF Audience Choice Poster Award  Victoria Pearson - Mass Collge of Art  Statement: For this assignment, I wanted to show off the importance of film and video from the perspective of this last year. Since we have been seeing the world through the format of video from our homes, our reality feels as if it has been collaged together. As a result, I wanted to illustrate this poster in a metaphorical way and celebrate this unity the world has...

Cairo Filmfestival announces it's World premieres and International premieres for it's 43rd edition

9 World Premieres and 2 International Premieres in the Features and 17 World Premieres and 5 International Premieres in the shortfilms   Tomorrow (Ghodwa) Tunisia | Fiction | World Premiere | 2021 | International Competition Director: Dhafer Labidnie   Habib and his 15 year old son Ahmed from his previous marriage, are brought together by Habib’s worsening state of health. Habib’s political past during the dictatorship in Tunisia is dangerously affecting his present...

CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival Announces First Five Films and First In-Person Festival in Two Years

The Calgary Underground Film Festival has revealed the first look at the CUFF.Docs 2021 film lineup, as CUFF gets ready to celebrate its first in-person festival in two years. The 9th CUFF.Docs will take place from November 24-28 at Globe Cinema and Online.   “We are beyond excited to see audiences again in person, as well as our volunteers and staff! We really have missed everyone, and so much of what we love too is the experience of talking about films after screenings, and the ...

Cairo Film Connection reveals its jury and sponsoring awards for its 8th edition (December 1st to 5th, 2021)

CFC  reveals its jury and sponsoring awards for its 8th edition (December 1st to 5th, 2021) during the 43rd Cairo Film Festival (November 26 - December 5 2021) The jury members  include Hania Mroueh, Metropolis Cinema Director in Lebanon,  Alice Kharoubi, Programming Director of the Cannes Film Festival Market in France, and Egyptian director Sherif El-Bandary.   “We are thrilled that Hania Mroueh, Alice Kharoubi, and Sherif El-Bandary have accepted to join ...

The 68th Sydney Film Festival begins

The 68th Sydney Film Festival, in cinema 3–14 November, and online 12–21 November, opened tonight at the iconic State Theatre with the Australian Premiere of Australian drama Here Out West. The film featured stories from eight talented Western Sydney writers, and was directed by five powerhouse female directors. Festival Director Nashen Moodley was pleased to open his tenth Festival to an excited in-cinema audience including Here Out West directors Fadia Abboud and ...

Cinejoy featuring the Artists of Cinequest Nov. 4-14

Cinejoy featuring the Artists of Cinequest Nov. 4-14 Gossamer Folds, Reboot Camp, and Best Comedy Award Winner Pretenders Mena Suvari and Teagan Croft Headline Opening Events   CINEJOY featuring the Artists & Films of CINEQUEST returns virtually November 4 through 14—presenting a dynamic feast of World and U.S. film premieres, live parties, red carpets like no other, and interactive lounges. 175 movies and 550 artists from 55 countries are scheduled t...

IBC Digital is now LIVE in hybrid format

  IBC Digital is now LIVE! The hybrid platform will provide you with industry insight and the opportunity to engage with exhibitors from now, during IBC2021 and until 13th March 2022. Visit IBC Digital Now IBC Digital has a range of functionalities that allow you to manage your IBC experience, making sure it’s relevant for you.  With a single sign-in, you can use your IBC Registration details to access IBC Digital.    ...

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Cairo Filmfestival announces it's World premieres and International premieres for it's 43rd edition

    Five days before the Press Conference of 43rd Cairo Filmfestival, it announces it's 9 World Premieres and 2 International Premieres in the Features and 17 World Premieres and 5 International Premieres in the shortfilms (The shortfilms will be announced during the press conference) Tomorrow (Ghodwa) Tunisia | Fiction | World Premiere | 2021 | International Competition Director: Dhafer Labidnie   Habib and his 15 year old son Ahmed from his previous marriage, are brou...

Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe 2021 returns to theatres

The Festival is back in cinemas! We are happy to confirm that the 16th edition of the festival will take place in Paris from November 17th to November 30th, finally in the theatres. This year the festival will present 100 films in 10 sections, a true panorama of European cinema of today, including three competition sections: -   Prix SAUVAGE (9 European feature films unreleased in France);  -   Prix PRESENT (9 European documentary films produced ...

Director Emir Kusturica to head the Cairo Film Festival International Competition Jury

  Serbian director Emir Kusturica has been chosen to lead the International Competition Jury of the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which will run from 26 November to 5 December this year.   The Serbian director is one of the world's most prominent filmmakers, whose films have won important awards from major international festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or twice.   Kusturica was born in Sarajevo in 1954 and studied filmmaking at th...


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