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Previews and Highlights from the Festival Circuit Volume 717 - Filmfestivals.com

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Animation Day in Cannes May  18
 

If you are bringing animation to Cannes, enter your projects in the Animation in Cannes Product Catalog

 
Free listing in the Catalog of Animation in Cannes and Whos who and where Your entries will show on the website and will be shared with the trade publications in Cannes. We also have paid promotion packages to increase visibility. Email us for details. We will issue in PDF form with contact details. Available to media and buyers (film and TV). Animation Day in Cannes proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free H...
 

Vision Summit team had just announced VR/AR Awards 2016 finalists

Vision Summit team had just announced VR/AR Awards 2016 finalists in different categories! The votes have been cast and tallied, and the results are in! The first-round judges for the Vision VR/AR Awards 2016 have been working tirelessly at testing nearly 250 submissions, determining which ones will be presented as finalists at the Awards Ceremony. The Ceremony will be held on the evening of February 10th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Purchase your ticket today to see the wi...
 

Focus On: Animated Films at 16th Nippon Connection Film Festival – First Program Highlights

www.NipponConnection.com/ 16th Nippon Connection Film Festival – First Program Highlights Focus On: Animated Films / over 100 movies from Japan / rich and varied festival program Over the course of six days, from 24 to 29 May 2016, the 16th Nippon Connection Film Festival will again bring selections from Japanese cinema and culture to Frankfurt am Main. Last year, the world's largest festival for Japanese cinema attracted around 16,000 visitors to the festi...
 

New Celebrities announced for The Dubai - Middle East Film & Comic Con

Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) today announced its second round of international celebrity guests who will make their way to the leading pop culture convention in region, which will take place in Dubai from April 7th - 9th, 2016.    Celebrating its 5th year, the MEFCC continues to prove it’s a force to be reckoned with in the region, welcoming a stellar line-up of guests that include: Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime La...
 

The Institute's R&D department concludes SARA, a project on autism with animation

The R&D department at the Institute of Animation has successfully concluded its participation in the DFG-funded project SARA, a project that aims to support people on the autism spectrum. SARA exemplifies the R&D department's broad scope which ranges from the development of technologies and tools for the digital entertainment industry to the utilization of animated content in further fields and industries - such as sociologically based projects. People on the autism spectrum have ...
 
 

WINNERS Holland Animation Film Festival 2016

  Winner Grand Prix short narrative Before Love, Igor Kovalyov (Russia, 2016) Winner Grand Prix short non-narrative Track, Tochka, Kazue Monno, Takeshi Nagata (Japan, 2015) Winner Grand Prix feature film Cafard, Jan Bultheel  (Belgium/ The Netherlands/ France, 2015) Winner Grand Prix student film Edmond, Nina Gantz, National Film and Television School (UK, 2015) Winner Grand Prix Dutch animation De Staat: Witch Doctor, Floris Kaayk and Studio Smack ...
 

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CFC CDO Ana Serrano Honoured with Digital Trailblazing Award (think VR)

"The eclectic, visionary, and totally buzzworthy Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre and the founder of the CFC Media Lab, Ana Serrano has spent the better part of two decades driving digital transformation. Directing more than 140 projects, mentoring 70 startups, creating alliances, raising funding and disrupting the ordinary. Serrano puts a uniquely Canadian spin on digital media innovation. She’s also a downright nice person and supportive mentor f...
 

Kering and the Festival de Cannes reveal the 2016 'Women in Motion' programme's official poster

Credit: Frances McDormand by Andrew Brucker - All rights reserved. Conception: H215       On the occasion of the second edition of the 'Women in Motion' programme which will take place in Cannes from 11 to 22 May 2016 at the 69th Festival de Cannes, Kering and the Festival de Cannes reveal Frances McDormand's picture chosen for this year's official poster, who shone the light on gender bias practices within the film industry during 'Women in Motion'...
 

Overview of the 7th Annual International Film Finance Forum - Register now with early bird rate and filmfestivals.com discount

  7th Annual International Film Finance Forum Intercontinental Carlton Hotel | Cannes, France Presented by Winston Baker In Partnership with The Hollywood Reporter and filmfestivals.com May 13, 2016     Our promo code FEST21 gets you 30% off until April 15 don't wait ! OVERVIEW: In its 7th edition, Winston Baker will host its annual high-level international program during the 69th Festival de Cannes at the prestigious Carlton Hotel located on the Bou...
 
 

Kering and the Festival de Cannes present the second edition of the 'Women in Motion' programme

  In keeping with the first edition, the 2016 edition will be comprised of its two founding pillars: the 'Women in Motion' Talks and the 'Women in Motion' Awards.   Taking place as morning sessions throughout the entire competition, this year's 'Women in Motion' Talks will welcome guests from outside the film industry to enrich the discussions about the place and contribution of women in cinema and underline solutions which would make the industry more ...
 

The Producers Network 2016 to present two Spotlights focusing on Films from Rio (Brazil) and Future Logics (Palestine)

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NEW GENERATION OF SPOTLIGHTS Producers Network 2016   Beyond its traditional Spotlights on producers, the Producers Network presents for the first time two Spotlights focusing on film projects, Films from Rio (Brazil) and Future Logic (Palestine). The Producers Network 2016 is a Marché du Film Industry Program that will take place this year from May 12 to May 18. Every day this program starts with a breakfast at the Plage des Palmes and each of the daily breakfast ...

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Best of Fests Animation Day in Cannes Accolade May 18

Animation Winners only may submit by April 16

Celebrating recent winners (from October 2015 onwards) and festival directors attending the Animation Day in Cannes

If your animation (short of feature) won in a major festival: enter the Accolade channel and celebrations in Cannes.

Winners and festival directors attending will pick the honor and the visibility in front of the whole animation profession gathered on the occasion of The AnimationDay in Cannes..

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Fan Boy Festival July 15 - August 26, 2016

Regular deadline July 1st

2016 Fan Boy Film Festival Awarding 16K+ in Prizes

Submissions are NOW open at www.FanBoyFilmFestival.com

Over $16,000 in Cash Prizes to be awarded to filmmakers!

NO Submission fee to enter. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is July 1st. FESTIVAL DATES JULY 15th-AUGUST 26th.

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The Disability Film Challenge April 1 - 3, 2016

Late Entry Deadline March 30th

Register today for the Disability Film Challenge, an annual weekend short film race April 1st-3rd. Entrants are given 48 hours to make a three-to-five-minute film based on assigned genre.  Participants don't need to be disabled to enter the challenge, however each film must have either an actor, writer, director, producer, or crew member with a disability on their team. Sign up today and join in on this opportunity to bring awareness of the disability community through filmmaking and storytelling. 

Winners of the challenge will be mentored by top industry professionals like writer producer Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield, The Unit, Lie to Me, Last Resort, Mad Dogs).  Emmy winning writer producer David Isaacs (Mad Men, Frasier, Cheers, Mash),  Famed casting director Pam Dixon (City Slickers, The Green Lantern),  Roy Ashton, Head of the TV Literary & Packaging Dept. at The Gersh Agency.  
Winning films will also screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre during the HollyShorts Film Festival and receive Dell Tablets and Dell Mobile Workstations.

 

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The International Black Film Festival (IBFF) October 5 – 9, 2016

Late Deadline – April 30, 2016

Through the art of film, we celebrate the richness, diversity and creativity of storytelling for the cultural enrichment, progression and education of communities worldwide.

Each year the International Black Film Festival (IBFF) invites filmmakers from all over the globe to submit their projects to be considered as an “official selection” during the festival. Judges select films to be screened to a energetic festival participants. Filmmakers take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the audience and share their personal journey about their film project via Q&A sessions and networking events.  

Awards are given in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Feature, Best Animation, Best of the Festival, Audience Choice, Best International Film, Honorable Mention, Best Faith-Based Film, Best Student Film, Best Web Series, Best of Tennessee.

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Animaze Daze in Cannes Screenings @ Animation Day in Cannes May 18 

Regular Deadline is APRIL15

Submit your best short animated films  for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.
Enjoy industry visibility in front of the animation professionals attending Cannes during Animation Day in Cannes (second edition). take advantage of free promotion to buyers and media on our Animation Day in Cannes Newsletters, animation Day in Cannes websitefilmfestivals.com pages dedicated to Animation Day in Cannes  and our Youtube  channel, which will be offered for buyers and Media.

Info I Submit Now I  Website I  Facebook Twitter I Contact Laurie Gordon

 

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Hollyshorts Film Festival
August 11 – 20, 2016

 

Regular Deadline: April 8, 2016

The 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference/Film Market, scheduled for August 11-20, 2016 at the world famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, is now accepting submissions.  HSFF, 4 times named to MovieMaker Magazine “Top 25 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” lists, has featured over 400 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Sofia Loren, Bill Plympton, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Felicia Day. 

In 2015, HSFF awarded over $150,000 in prizes, including $60,000 in post services for Best Short, Director, Music Video, Cinematography, VFX, and Commercial, and $15,000 Grand Prize cash .  www.hollyshorts.com

Profile on filmfestivals.com I Website I Winners I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Contact Daniel Sol

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WoFF: World of Film International Festival 
September 29 – October 2, 2016


Regular Deadline March 31, 2016

In 2016, WoFF returns for its third edition with great energy and ideas, generated from a wonderful 2015 festival.

Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers and female directors in our two main sections, First Features and The Female Perspective, respectively.

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Animaze 2016 Montreal International Animation Film Festival  August 18th - 21st, 2016.


Submit by April 30, 2016

Montreal  International Animation Film Festival FESTIVAL DATES June 2-5 2016 Montreal Canada Le MIAFF! is a people's film festival and industry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology.  All genres and forms are welcome. Awards & Prizes Software and other award prizes. Visibility in our travelling shows in Berlin, Cannes, Annecy, Glasgow and more. Check 2015 fantastic programming on the website.

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Paranoid Girls 

Paranoid Girls Comedy by Pedro del Santo was qualified for Oscar selection running for best film, best original song...

Ana, Paula and Veronica become fascinated by modeling and the life that it offers. Yet, they gradually begin to discover the dark side of fashion hidden behind the fame and glamour of the spotlights. The women experience downfall as they engage with an antagonistic photographer who drags models into a high stakes abyss of danger. The women learn to value friendship over the lures of fashion pitfalls and enjoy life's simplicities in the end.

 

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Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 

over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Get Happy by Manoj Annadurai 

Feature Feel Good Movie  - World premiered in Montreal World Film Festival Winner best romantic comedy in Manhattan Fest

 

Charlie Kane can’t catch a break. He grew into a man who expects the worse out of life and gets it. But that changes when, by chance, he meets a bright, sunny sprite of a woman named Holly who turns him from a dour drip into someone finally allowing himself to be happy.Then a bus flattens her before Charlie eyes. Charlie opts for suicide but can’t even successfully give up on life. Left with no other choice, he adopts Holly’s ethos of positivity and just decides to be happy... by ignoring all the bad things in life. But his cynical best friend isn’t buying Charlie’s new-found happiness and sets out to save Charlie by making him miserable again. 

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The 40th HKIFF presents the Premiere of Nessun Dorma Janice MAN’s most daring performance ever

 
Nessun Dorma makes its premiere at Hong Kong Cultural Centre tonight, with star - studded casts Mr. LAM Ka-tung, Ms. Janice MAN, Mr. Andy HUI Chi-on, Mr. Paco WONG, Ms. Candice YU On-on, Mr. Wilfred LAU Ho-lung, Ms. LEE Man, Ms. Tarah CHAN, Mr. Phat CHAN, Mr. Ken LAW Ho-ming and Ms. Pancy CHAN Pui-sze and etc.  After the success of last year’s Sara, Herman is managed to make another complex psychological local thriller about true love and the choices of life. Ms. Janic...
 

22.03.2016 | Editor's blog

The 40th HKIFF kicks off with stellar guests with World Premiere of Chongqing Hot Pot

Set to run till 4 April with over 240 titles from 66 countries and regions, the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF40) opened tonight at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre with the World Premiere of Chongqing Hot Pot and Asian Premiere of Trivisa.  Chongqing Hot Pot is directed by critically acclaimed director YANG Qing, starring CHEN Kun, BAI Baihe, QIN Hao and YU Entai.  The film is a comedy about three high school classmates opening a hotpot restaurant in Chongqing and ...
 

22.03.2016 | Editor's blog

Celestial Tiger Entertainment Acquires First and Exclusive Rights to Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid

Chow's fantasy film is the highest-grossing film of all-time in China Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today that it has secured the first and exclusive pay TV rights to Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid as part of a licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television for CTE’s channels in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore.  The Mermaid is now the highest-grossing fil...
 

22.03.2016 | Editor's blog

PRESTIGE INGREDIENTS

Adrian and Danielle Rubi-Dentzel are living a life I admire. The pair moved to Paris, started a food blog (www.thetrailofcrumbs.com), which got them noticed by illustrious Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" team then worked with them and hit it off, then were inspired to make their own movie and poached Bourdain's DP Ethan Mills, raised money on kickstarter, and made it happen. I caught the friendly couple at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in January where the...
 

22.03.2016 | Elisabeth's blog

Animation Day In Cannes March Newsletter

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With His Award-Winning Debut Feature Film "Krisha", Writer/Director Trey Edward Shults Continues to Live and Enjoy the Journey

    Writer/director Trey Edward Shults reacts to his film “Krisha” winning the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 27.  Celebrating with him from left, are Wilson Smith and Justin R. Chan, who along with Shults and Chase Joliet, produced the movie. Photo by Michael Goro Takeuchi      From a beginning that was modest even by the status of independent filmmaking, “Krisha” writer/directo...

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Highlight on the New Renaissance Film Festival August 20, 2016

the New Renaissance Film Festival. NRFF provides a showcase stage in LONDON, UK, for innovative filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. Our numerous award possibilities give independents the chance to receive the recognition they deserve. The New Renaissance… The Renaissance in the fifteenth century was a time when art was at its height. Europe produced world-renowned painters, sculptors and authors. Cultural revivals such as these do not happen often, but the digital re...
 

Moogfest 2016 today unveiled an ambitious daytime lineup of events

Moogfest 2016 today unveiled an ambitious daytime lineup of events that features many musical artists, including Laurie Anderson, GZA, and Daniel Lanois, leading master classes, workshops, and conversations that explore the technologies, innovations, and ideas that make the festival’s cutting-edge evening performances possible. To celebrate the legac...
 

24.03.2016 | Editor's blog

Havana Film Festival New York Special Showcase: Women's Voices

Stories that stay with you         ...
 

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SFIFF59 Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night Programs Announced

    Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship, James Schamus' Indignation and Jesse Moss' The Bandit to Be Celebrated at Festival's Key Events   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society has announced the highly anticipated Big Nights selections for the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5), including its Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night prog...
 

22.03.2016 | Editor's blog

Fantasia offers a unique film experience, fun, interactive, filled with energy Let s' meet there next summer!

18th EDITION – JULY 17-AUGUST 6, 2014 — Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential event of its kind in North America, a leader on the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals. With a varied programming and an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s offerings range from unique and powerful personal visions ...
 

22.03.2016 | Editor's blog

BERGAMO, Day Five, Three Jancso's and one Plisetskaya

By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com> 25 films so far ... Not counting. Shorts! Bergamo, Wed. day 5: Five films. Three Jancsos. one dismal Anna Karina, and one magnificent doc on Soviet Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. 9:30 Jancsó,  Magyar Rapszódia. Part I of Trilogy.   1978, RT. 103' Parabola Liturgica surrealista, rievoca eventi della secondo decennio del XX secolo.Transformo spirituale di istvan Zsadani. Inspirata alla figura storico di Endre Baczy-Z...
 

22.03.2016 | ALEX FARBA's blog

Direct Contact with film personalities are a Hallmark of the Bergamo Film Meetings.

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Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com> Downtown Bergamo, a city with heart   One if the really good things about Bergamo, which justifies calling it a Film MEETING rather than a film festival, is the fact that many directors or historic film personalities are invited to meet the public unpretentiously in  a tent set up for this purpose just outside of the main projection auditorium. This is carried out in a kind of press conference format with festival moderators and interpreters a...
 

22.03.2016 | ALEX FARBA's blog

Cannes Red Carpet turns yellow with the Poster for the 69th edition inspired by Godard

The official poster for the 69th Festival de Cannes, taking place from 11 to 22 May and presided over by Australian director George Miller, was designed using stills from Jean-Luc Godard's film Contempt.   It's all there. The steps, the sea, the horizon: a man's ascent towards his dream, in a warm Mediterranean light that turns to gold. As an image it is reminiscent of a timeless quote by Michel Mourlet used at the beginning ofContempt: "Cinema replaces ...
 

21.03.2016 | Cannes's blog

New York: Doc Fortnight 2016

In its 15th edition Doc Fortnight, the international festival of non-fiction films, presented from February 19-29 at the Museum of Modern Art 20 features and nine short films including numerous premieres were selected from 400 productions. The thematic range covered current events such as the refugee crisis, migration, the Syrian war, biographical portraits, colonialism, and ethnographic explorations.  Though traditional documentaries with archival footage, interviews and linear narrative...
 

20.03.2016 | Claus Mueller's blog

This year, MOTELx celebrates its 10th anniversary and, for the first time, will host a competition for feature films.

 
The first feature film competition hosted by MOTELx - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival will be exclusive to European horror films. The winner will be nominated for the international Méliès d'Or feature film competition, hosted annually by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. MOTELx is Portugal's representative in the Federation. Another highlight is the return of the MOTELx Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film, the highest money price given to sh...
 

18.03.2016 | Editor's blog

Illuminate Film Festival: "Top 24 Film Festivals to Revitalize Your Soul in 2016," June 1-5 in Sedona

 
Building on the momentum that propelled the Illuminate Film Festival into the Huffington Post’s prestigious Top 24 Film Festivals to Revitalize Your Soul in 2016, the third annual 22-film mind-body-spirit festival, June 1-5 in Sedona, will feature at least five world premieres, two sneak peeks and newly added focuses on family film, episodic television and web content, and a line-up of films under the theme, Social Issues, Conscious Solutions.        &nb...
 

18.03.2016 | Editor's blog

National Film Festival for Talented Youth - Celebrates 10 Years

NFFTY -  National Film Festival for Talented Youth - Celebrates 10 Years of Providing a Showcase and Lab for Emerging Filmmakers The largest film festival for filmmakers ages 24 and under mar...
 

18.03.2016 | Editor's blog

2016 brings Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality & 3D Content to New Media Film Festival

Another moment in the history of consciousness-the spawning of Machine Consciousness through ART-For the first time in the history of the man/machine interface-the Artificial Experience has been born. In the Spotlight today are the 2016 early selects for the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" - New Media year after year impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge me...
 
 

 

 

Programme Highlights 2016 of the Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival (19 - 24 April 2016)

 
For six whole days in April, Germany's one and only women's film festival will again be putting the public spotlight on films made by women. Over 800 works by women film-makers from across the world were viewed and sifted for the various sections: Panorama | desired! film lust & queer | Country Focus: Mexico | Debut Feature Film Competition | National Competition for Women Directors of Photography and the Schools Programme.  From 19 to 24 April, then, you can see around ...
 

17.03.2016 | Editor's blog

Fear is not an option at 8th edition Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Watch the complete program of Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen online now. The eight edition of the Dutch festival for short film takes place from 6-10 April. Go Short selected the best 300 recent European films. This edition Go Short reflects on what’s going on in the world right through the medium of cinema. Fear is Not An Option and World Matters are part of the special film programs of Go Short 2016: a program which taps into the feeling of fear that exists in ou...
 

17.03.2016 | Editor's blog

2016 Seattle International Film Festival Venues Include Majestic Bay & Shoreline Community College

 
SIFF and Elttaes Theatres LLC are delighted to announce that the renowned Majestic Bay Theatre in Ballard will host some of the best cinema from around the world during the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival, scheduled to delight audiences of all ages across the Pacific Northwest from May 19 through June 12, 2016.   SIFF 2016 will feature a wide-ranging lineup across all genres and budgets from star-studded blockbusters to fiercely independent and international fare, along with fi...
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New Celebrities announced for The Dubai - Middle East Film & Comic Con

Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) today announced its second round of international celebrity guests who will make their way to the leading pop culture convention in region, which will take place in Dubai from April 7th - 9th, 2016.    Celebrating its 5th year, the MEFCC continues to prove it’s a force to be reckoned with in the region, welcoming a stellar line-up of guests that include: Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime La...
 

Ang Lee will be honored with the 2016 Filmmaker on the Edge Award from The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF)

    -- Filmmaker Effie T. Brown to deliver keynote address at Evan Lawson Filmmakers' Brunch  --   March 22, 2016 (Provincetown, MA) - The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today that Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be honored with the 2016 Filmmaker on the Edge Award, to be presented during its 18th edition running June 15 - 19, 2016 in Provincetown, MA. Lee will accept the award in conversation with resident artist John Waters on ...
 

22.03.2016 | Editor's blog

Critcs Week in Cannes announces the Jury, headed by Valerie Donzelli and former winners

The 55th edition of La Semaine de la Critique will celebrate the Talents discovered since 2011, the year of the 50th anniversary of the oldest parallel section in Cannes. This 50+5 edition has an exceptional jury, composed of 5 important filmmakers revealed with their first or second feature at La Semaine in the past 5 years. The Jury President, Valérie Donzelli, will award the Nespresso...
 

22.03.2016 | Cannes's blog

Storm of protest over casting for new Nina Simone film labeled "reverse racism" by actress Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana -vs- Nina Simone By Alex Delon <filmfestivals.com> Actress Zoe Saldana  who will be interpreting the late Jazz legend Nina Simone on screen in a new biopic to be released in April has been attacked by members of the black community as "being too light skinned" for the role. Her basic response is "see the film before you start judging me". The 36 year old star of "Avatar" and "Star Trek" plays pianist, singer and activist...
 

22.03.2016 | ALEX FARBA's blog

 

Two meetings with Anna Karina festival Trophy Guest on tap.

Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com>   The main event of the day was a  champagne fueled Press conference with iconic Nouvelle Vague actress Anna Karina. Her once mellifluous voice now has a slight senior citizen tinge to it but her Danish flair is still there. Maybe the early freshness is History but she is still a Legend in her own time and has fascinating tales to tell -- and not only about Godard. Asked why her marriage to him floundered she said that he was hard to live with...

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STAR WARS triumphs at the Jameson Empire Awards, winning five awards including Best Director

  Posthumous Empire Legend award for Alan Rickman   Matt Damon collects Jameson Best Actor award and Best Actress goes to Alicia Vikander   Honouring the best films and entertainment of the past year, the Jameson Empire Awards took place this evening, hosted by David Walliams. The force remained strong for Star Wars: The Force Awakens which received the most awards, including Best Director presented by Vue Entertainment for J.J. Abrams, Best Visual Effects, Best Sci-Fi/Fant...
 

22.03.2016 | Editor's blog

International Festival Signs of the Night / Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai / Thaïland AWARD

The Next Festival : 14. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Signs of the Night - Signes de Nuit) Filmhaus, Kino Achteinhalb / Saarbrücken / Germany ...
 

22.03.2016 | Editor's blog

5th EFA Young Audience Award Includes Record 30 Countries

Young Juries Across Europe Screen Nominees GIRLS LOST, MISS IMPOSSIBLE and RAUF  The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2016:  GIRLS LOST POJKARNA WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Alexandra-Therese Keining PRODUCED BY: Helena & Olle Wirenhed Sweden Three teenaged girls discover a mysterious drug that turns them temp...
 

 

 

Neo Pangea wins Innovation Award at SXSW!

      The virtual reality-inspired Breakthrough experience brings the 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards “Responsive Design” trophy to Neo-Pangea.     In a sea of brilliant minds converging to share ideas and sizzle in the Texas heat, Neo-Pangea’s Breakthrough online experience won the “Responsive Design” award in the international 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards.   ...
 

18.03.2016 | Editor's blog

10th Asian Film Award - ASANO wins Best Supporting and KIKI receives Lifetime Achievement Awards

 
Tadanobu ASANO wins Best Supporting Actor Award and Kirin KIKI receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the10th Asian Film Awards Organized by the Tokyo, Busan and Hong Kong International Film Festivals   ...

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Kering and the Festival de Cannes present the second edition of the 'Women in Motion' programme

  In keeping with the first edition, the 2016 edition will be comprised of its two founding pillars: the 'Women in Motion' Talks and the 'Women in Motion' Awards.   Taking place as morning sessions throughout the entire competition, this year's 'Women in Motion' Talks will welcome guests from outside the film industry to enrich the discussions about the place and contribution of women in cinema and underline solutions which would make the industry more ...

Major Buzz Factory : Expérience de Bruno Chatelin du marketing Digital pour les films

Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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18e Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris : du 5 au 12 avril 2016

    18e édition du Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris Cinéma L'Arlequin (6e) du 5 au 12 avril 2016   Le Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris soufflera ses 18 bougies du 5 au 12 avril 2016, dans la grande salle du cinéma L'Arlequin (76 rue ...
 

Le Prix Cinéma 2016 de la Fondation Barrière «De l'écrit...à l'écran et à la scène» a été attribué à Five

Five, Prix Cinéma 2016       Le Prix Cinéma 2016 de la Fondation Barrière «De l'écrit...à l'écran et à la scène» a été attribué le 14 mars 2016 lors de l'avant-première du film, à Igor Gotesman pour son première long-métrage « FIVE ».   Le film a reçu une véritable ovation de la part des nombreux invit&eac...
 

24.03.2016 | Editor's blog

10 des entrées hebdo France du 16/03/2016 au 22/03/2016

Rang Titre du film Distributeur Entrées semaine France Nbre de copies M/C Cumul entrées  S 1 DIVERGENTE 3 : AU-DELA DU MUR SND 571 521 640 893 1 358 571 2 2 THE REVENANT 20...
 

Prix du public du festival des reflets du cinéma Ibérique et Latino-Américain

Les 32èmes Reflets du cinéma ibérique et latino américain (Rhône-Alpes) se sont clôturés ce mercredi 23 mars 2016 par la remise du prix CIC iberico et une soirée des plus festives. Après 15 jours de cinéma, de rencontres avec des réalisateurs internationaux, des découvertes, et une compétition qui met en avant des films encore inédits en France, le prix a été remis à:   ...
 

Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon (15–23 avril 2016), dévoile sa programmation complète

Un vent de fraîcheur souffle sur le Festival: La jeunesse, âge de tous les possibles   Bain de jouvence au programme de la 47e édition de Visions du Réel: la jeunesse, âge de tous les possibles, synonyme de résistance, liberté, rêverie ou encore découverte, est la thématique qui ressort cette année. Deux autres temps forts: le film d’ouverture musical, Presenting Princess Shaw, véritable conte ...
 

1er Festival du Cinéma Aborigène Australien au Cinéma La Clef

  1er Festival du Cinéma Aborigène Australien Du 1er au 5 juin 2016 au Cinéma La Clef 34, rue Daubenton – 75005 Paris www.cinemalaclef.fr   Le Cinéma La Clef est heureux d’accueillir du 1er au 5 juin 2016 le premier Festival du Cinéma Aborigène Australien         ...
 

Compétition européenne 2016 du FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE BRIVE

Voici la liste des 22 films qui composeront la Compétition européenne 2016 du FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE BRIVE (13ème édition/5/10 avril). http://www.festivalcinemabrive.fr/home.php?v_lang=FR&page=40 La BA signée Coco Tassel /    ...
 

Des réalisatrices au sommet du palmarès longs et courts métrages du FIFF

  Mountain de l’Israélienne Yaelle Kayam décroche le Regard d’or d’une valeur de CHF 30’000, au terme d’une édition anniversaire couronnée de succès. Dans une Compétition Internationale qui n’était pourtant pas dominée en nombre par les réalisatrices, le Jury International Longs métrages a également décerné un Prix Spécial d&r...
 
 

Palmarès FIFA 2016 - Musique et Cinéma

Le 17e Festival International du Film d’Aubagne s’achève, après 6 jours de projections (220 films), trois ciné concerts, master class, rencontres entre réalisateurs, scénaristes, producteurs et compositeurs de musique de film venus du monde entier pour des moments de découvertes et d’échanges.   PALMARES LONGS MÉTRAGES 2016 : Parmi les 10 films en compétitions, le jury, composé  de An...
 

Palmarès de la 28ème édition du festival Cinélatino !

        Prix de la Compétition Long-métrage de fiction     GRAND PRIX COUP DE COEUR Ce prix est attribué par un jury de trois professionnels du cinéma. Il consiste en une incitation à ...
 

L'Ina remet une distinction numérique à Aurore Clément

  LAURENT VALLET, PRÉSIDENT-DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL DE L’INSTITUT A REMIS ,SAMEDI 19 MARS, LA DISTINCTION NUMÉRIQUE DE L’INA À AURORE CLÉMENT. Photographie de Livia Saavedra La Distinction Numérique d’Aurore Clément rassemble, sur une tablette numérique, 150 documents télévisés, radiophoniques ou ...
 

Festival d’Humour de Résistance - 16 et 17 avril 2016

 
  Rire de tout, quelque soit le degré ou le sujet, de façon légère, féroce ou amère, est un acte de résistance. L’humour permet d’exorciser les vieux démons, de combattre les monstres d’aujourd’hui et de supporter les maux au quotidien. L’humour ne se contente pas de nourrir l’âme et l'esprit, il nous régénère par la bonne humeur qu’il suscite et par le rire qu&r...
 

Les marchés de la télévision et de la VoD en Russie Nouveau rapport gratuit en ligne !

      Téléchargez gratuitement ce nouveau rapport (disponible en anglais avec une synthèse en français) de 48 pages sur la télévision et la VoD en Russie. Il suffit de cliquer sur le bouton e...
 

Le Festival International du Film de La Rochelle dévoile son affiche

Le Festival International du Film de La Rochelle approche et nous sommes heureux de vous dévoiler l’affiche de cette 44ème édition, peinte par Stanislas Bouvier et inspirée par l’une de nos r&eacut...
 

11e Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève

  11e Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève Du 11 au 17 avril 2016 La célèbre romancière algérienne Ahlam Mosteghanemi présidente d'honneur Après la regrettée Edmonde Charles-Roux, ex-présidente de l'Académie Goncourt (2013), Tahar Ben Jelloun ...
 

Déclaration commune BLOC-ARP-UPF: "Où est la volonté de réguler la diffusion des films en salles?"

 
 B L O C Bureau de Liaison des Organisations du Cinéma Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion Association des Producteurs de Cinéma Distributeurs Indépendants Réunis Européens Groupement National des Cinémas de Recherche Guilde Française des Scénaristes Société des Réalisateurs de Films Syndicat des Distributeurs Indépendants Syndicat Français des Artistes Interpr&e...
 

Le conseil d’administration des RIDM et de DCM accueille 4 nouveaux membres

 
Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) et son marché du documentaire Doc Circuit Montréal (DCM) sont heureux d’accueillir quatre nouveaux membres au sein de leur conseil d’administration : Annie St-Pierre, Lesley Johnstone, Ginette Dépelteau et Coryell Boffy.   « Ces quatre nouvelles personnes apporteront de nouveaux points de vue et de nouvelles idées au conseil d’administration », commente la pr...
 

13° Festival International Du Film PanAfricain Cannes

13° Festival International Du Film PanAfricain Cannes April, 16 - 20 Avril 2016 Le Festival International du Film PanAfricain est au coeur de l’industrie du Cinéma et des Arts. Le Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes est une plateforme d’exposition du Cinéma et de ses métiers, des Arts et des savoirs-faire, mais également de l’Innovation, de la Culture et de l’Événementiel. Moteur de développement ...

Kering et le Festival de Cannes présentent l'affiche officielle de l'édition 2016 du programme Women in Motion

A l'occasion de la seconde édition du programme Women in Motion qui reprendra ses quartiers à Cannes lors du 69ème Festival International du Cinéma du 11 au 22 mai 2016, Kering et le Festival de Cannes ont choisi pour l'affiche officielle de cette année un portrait de Frances McDormand, invitée-phare de la première édition du programme Women in Motion. Durant son Talk le 22 mai dernier, l'actrice américaine dénon...
 

Kering et le Festival de Cannes présentent la seconde édition du programme Women in Motion

Lancé officiellement lors de la 68ème édition du Festival de Cannes du 13 au 24 mai 2015, le programme Women in Motion, développé conjointement par Kering et le Festival de Cannes, prendra de nouveau ses quartiers à Cannes du 11 au 22 mai prochains. ∞      Women in Motion vise à soutenir les femmes du cinéma, à rendre leur contribu...

Le Jury de la Senmaine de la Critique sera présidé par Valérie Donzelli

  Cette 55e Semaine de la Critique met à l’honneur les Talents découverts par la plus ancienne section parallèle cannoise depuis son 50e anniversaire célébré en 2011. Cette édition 50+5 sera incarnée par un jury exceptionnellement composé de 5 cinéastes marquants révélés avec leur premier ou second long m...
 

22.03.2016 | Cannes's blog

Godard s'invite à Cannes dans L’affiche officielle du 69e Festival de Cannes

L’affiche officielle du 69e Festival de Cannes, qui se déroulera du 11 au 22 mai sous la présidence du réalisateur australien George Miller, a été conçue à partir de photogrammes du film Le Mépris de Jean-Luc Godard.   Tout est là. Les marches, la mer, l’horizon : l’ascension d’un homme vers son rêve, dans la chaleur d’une lumi&egr...
 

30 pays participent au 5e Prix du Jeune Public de la European Film Academy 2016

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  Un jury de jeunes à travers l’Europe visionne les nominés : GIRLS LOST, JAMAIS CONTENTE et RAUF La European Film Academy est fière de révéler et féliciter les trois films nominés au Prix du Jeune Public de la European Film Academy 2016: GIRLS LOST POJKARNA ÉCRIT & RÉALISÉ PAR : Alexandra-Therese Keining PRODUIT PAR : Helena & Olle Wirenhed Suède Trois adolescentes découvrent...
 

La European Film Academy soutient les protestations contre l'attaque du film lauréat IDA par la télévision publique polonaise

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Le comité de la European Film Academy soutient le syndicat des réalisateurs polonais et plus de 90 journalistes de cinéma polonais dans leur protestation contre le traitement du film IDA plusieurs fois récompensé aux European Film Awards par la chaîne de télévision publique polonaise TVP.   Le film de Pawel Pawlikowski qui a remporté les prix du meilleur film, meilleur réalisateur, meilleur scénario, meilleur...

 

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