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EDFC Launches First Ever Disability Loop Group on Sony Pictures Studio Lot

  The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (EDFC) has created the first ever disability loop group. The group was launched with a recent EDFC workshop held on the Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) studio lot that included coaching, feedback and advice from animation executives. SPE has been a key sponsor and host of EDFC for six years.   A loop group is a group of actors involved in recording audio for edited programming during post-production. Loop groups provide ...

Interview with director: Celia Aniskovich for Taking back the Groove at SBIFF

TAKING BACK THE GROOVE SBIFF 2024 With Director: Celia Aniskovich More from SBIFF coverage on SBIFF blog Taking Back the Groove reintroduces the world to Bronx-born ’80s disco superstar Richie Weeks. A writer, singer, and producer who was compared to Quincy Jones at his height, Richie created quintessential New York Disco and performed in the likes of Studio 54 and Paradise Garage, all while maintaining day jobs as a postal worker and bricklayer. His mega-hit Rock Your World made it ...

Highlights from the upcoming 64th Krakow Film Festival

The final deadline for submitting films to the Krakow Film Festival passed last week. Although it's quality – and not quantity – that counts during the selection process, it's hard not to mention this year's record number of submissions. Every one of the over 2500 entries is being meticulously reviewed by our team of selectors and the recommended titles are also watched by the festival director, Krzysztof Gierat. The most intriguing documentaries and short films from...

Cinequest Film Festival Starts March 6 w AI Day

  Cinequest's legacy is discovering both filmed art and tech—while connecting audiences and artists to creations and opportunity. Thus, it's fitting we bring to you a spectacular and uniquely Cinequest day of AI keynotes, symposiums, open conferences, entertainment, and more! Please check-out and share the Cinequest AI Day & Town Hall March 6 offerings.  The next evening launches a wonderous lineup of film premieres, artists, and community as The Isl...

The red carpet is rolled out in Bremen for jazzahead-the must-go event for the international jazz industry 11-13.03.2024

      The Netherlands as central focus at jazzahead! …and a message: „Jazz needs diversity“ jazzahead! is the must-go event for the international jazz industry and the place for high-quality, contemporary jazz from Germany, Europe and overseas. As the world's largest event where all the protagonists of the scene (musicians, labels, agencies, festival makers, bookers and media representatives) meet, it is conside...

Speakers announced for Wildscreen Science in Storytelling

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Wildscreen brings together world-renowned scientists and wildlife filmmakers for science communications summit in Bristol   Wildscreen will host a brand new one-day hybrid event in Bristol on 12 March that will bring together scientists and filmmakers from the wildlife film and TV industry to discuss the impact of communicating scientific research and knowledge effectively on screen.    Science in Storytelling, which takes place at the Bristol Beacon, w...

The Ojai Film Festival and Screenplay Competitions opened to submissions February 1.

Early Bird Deadline February 29 The Ojai Film Festival and Screenplay Competitions opened to submissions February 1.  Ranked one of the top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway, the Ojai Film Festival continues to grow in prestige. The festival showcases the finest new films by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. In the festival’s 24 years 15 alumni filmmakers received Academy Award nominations, two won an Oscar...

Alice Diop Atelier at Visions du Réel 2024

For our 55th edition (12 to 21 April 2024), we will have the honour of welcoming French director Alice Diop to its Atelier. Alice Diop is one of France's leading fiction and non-fiction filmmakers. Her aim is to question French society from the margins, and she has distinguished herself due to her determination to give substance to unique journeys, exploring the personal to access the universal. The Festival is delighted to announce a Masterclass on 13 April from the artist, who represente...

San Diego International Kids' Film Festival 2024 Open For Entries

The 2024 San Diego International Kid’s Film Festival is now welcoming submissions.  SDIKFF focuses on entertaining and educational filmmaking the whole family can enjoy together. Each year, we screen films made across the globe. Accepted submissions are judged by a jury of experienced industry professionals.  Films can be submitted in many categories, including short film, feature length, animation, and documentary. Filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds are enc...

“The Last of the Winthrops” Named Best Documentary Feature at DaVinci International Film Festival

(l-r)  Michael Weinstein, Dr. André Metcalf, Liliane Perez Weinstein, Viviane Winthrop and Shie Rozow Dr. Viviane G. Winthrop's documentary The Last of the Winthrops, chronicling her unexpected journey into the meaning of love, belonging and family, has won the Best Documenary Feature Award at DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF), presented on February 25th, 2024 at a gala awards ceremony held at AMC Theatres at The Grove in Los An...


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