Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Best Trailers for November 2020


Quendrith Johnson

Quendrith Johnson is Los Angeles Correspondent covering everything happening in film in Hollywood... Well, the most interesting things, anyway.
@Quendrith I Facebook I


Borat backlash: Turkish Americans & Kazakh Cultural Media blows into Hollywood

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

Has the cultural-appropriation boom finally been dropped on the BORAT franchise?  If you are Sacha Baron Cohen right now, you might be wondering. Remarkably, the Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California and the Kazakh Cultural Media Association have teamed up for a public pillorying of the most recent release, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM.


In fact, these organizations want it banned as an award season option for Oscar voters in The Academy, as well as voting members everywhere, from Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes to The Satellite Awards. Add BAFTA, but especially? Everyone in the DGA, impacting other Hollywood guilds.

For moral outrage, feel free to browse articles like “21 Outrageously Offensive Quotes By Borat That We’re All Guilty Of Laughing At,” and this newest trailer, of course, first.




Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California alongside multiple organizations worldwide joins Kazakhs in calling for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Directors Guild of America and British Academy of Film and Television Arts to remove this film from their respective awards consideration as the film promotes bigotry, whitewashing, racism and very importantly it also incites harassment and bullying of the Kazakh communities worldwide. 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/14/20) – Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California joins multiple organizations from all over the world in calling on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Directors Guild of America and British Academy of Film and Television Arts to publicly bar “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” from their respective competitions this year

 “Since 2006, Kazakh people in America seeing increasing amount of discrimination, bullying, humiliation and dehumanizing due to movie Borat", - said Nilay Senel-Nylund, president of ATASC. She continues: “Minorities enrich the society of each and every corner of America and no one should be afraid of self identity as a member of a minority. Your organizations should be supporting and cultivating minorities instead of empowering individuals such as Mr. Cohen to ridicule others because of their ethnic backgrounds. Our country is passing through very difficult times since Black Lives Matter movement and your decision will be exemplary to others and all minority groups with color, religion and ethnicity for the long run”.

Jointly, we are calling on the film award organizations worldwide to publicly condemn whitewashing and cultural appropriation, stand against racism and racial hatred and remove Mr. Cohen, his cast, crew and film “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” from their respective competitions this year. 

Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California (ATASC ) ATASC-SD – Association of Turkish Americans, Southern California – San Diego (  is a charitable organization , established in 1953 with the mission to foster a strong Turkish- American Community with a common voice in promoting the Turkish culture and heritage through cultural, educational, charitable, and social activities. ATASC represents over 50K Turkish Americans with seven chapters in Southern California.

View Letters from ATASC,  Kazakh Women's Rights Organization the Kazakhstan Organizations in Canada / UK / Turkey / Mongolia,  Kazakh Creative EntrepreneursHungarian Turan Foundation,  Georgian Organizations ,  Kazakh-American Assn, Hollywood Film Academy and CAIR National to  The Academy, HFPA, DGA and BAFTA, and  Letter from Kazakh-American Assn and Hollywood Film Academy to Amazon



The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed dailies live coverage from

> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

Top 3 Tech Innovations in Film History

> Other resources
+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

User images

About Quendrith Johnson

Johnson Quendrith

LA Correspondent for

United States

View my profile
Send me a message