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    We, at filmfestivals.com, are extremely proud of our relationships and partnerships with these amazing film events: AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn,  FestForums Santa Barbara, FestForums New York, Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Animaze, WoFF Glasgow, UNAFF, Bridges Festival, Bahamas Int Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fa...

Seattle Closing Night Celebration with Rosa’s Wedding

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  April 18, 2021 Join us as we wrap up the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival with a presentation of our Golden Space Needle Awards winners, and a screening of Rosa’s Wedding, from SIFF favorite director Icíar Bollaín (Yuli (2018), The Olive Tree (2016)). At the awards ceremony, the juried and audience awards will be presented live, so be sure to cast your vote on the SIFF Channel for your favorites! EVENT DETAILS Su...

The 2021 South East European Film Festival in LA (SEEfest) announces film lineup for 16th edition (April 28-May 5)

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Award-winning writer Dubravka Ugrešić will receive the SEEfest Legacy Award and Marija Škaričić (MARE) and Jasna Djuričić (QUO VADIS, AIDA?) will both receive the inaugural Legacy Acting Award. Elka Nikolova’s A QUESTION OF SURVIVAL and Kata Oláh’s MY DIGITAL NOMAD will World Premiere, with another 11 films making International, North American, and U.S. Premieres. The 2021 South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) (April...

Interview - Christiaan OLWAGEN for POPPIE NONGENA - Santa Barbara

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POPPIE NONGENA   Santa Barbara Film Festival 2021   Director: Christiaan OLWAGEN   Interview by Emmanuel Itier Q: Tell me why you chose this film and what you were trying to achieve with it?   Christiaan: The film is based on a famous South African novel and I always knew about it. It was even taught in school. I got contacted by the producer to film it. I read the novel in one setting and I was blown away by this account of this woman’s life in ...

Interview - Jessica Kavana Dornbusch for REEFA - Santa Barbara Fest

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REEFA Directed by Jessica Kavana Dornbusch Interview by Emmanuel Itier     Q: Tell me about the choice of directing this tragic movie and what did you want to create, impact, wise?   Jessica: At the forefront for me was to explore the immigration issues in America. This is a tragic true story and I even understood more the sacrifice occurring when I met the family of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez. It’s the irony of this story that you have a family comin...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°961 release of our weekly newsletter

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    THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 ANOTHER BUSY WEEK ON THE CIRCUIT: FEEL THE BEAT? ... DO NOT MISS A BIT from Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam, Venice, Santa Barbara, Fantasporto, Lumière, Marché du Film, Seattle, Bentonville and many more  ! Weekly newsletter N° 961 documenting the festivals experience, reaching over 196 000 subscribers:   Email us...

“Global Content Creators Showcase 2021” Spotlights Women Filmmakers

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In case you missed the Global Content Creators Showcase earlier this week with an All Female Panel Featuring Award-winning Filmmakers Anna Fishbeyn and Eva Lanska, German American producer Christina Rose and Alien Films’ Eileen Tasca; Moderated by Director/Activist Kate Rees Davies.   On April 14, 2021 at 7 am PST (4 pm CET/France), Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) presented the inaugural installment of  the &...

“Global Content Creators Showcase 2021” Spotlights Women Filmmakers

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All Female Panel Featured Award-winning Filmmakers Anna Fishbeyn and Eva Lanska, German American producer Christina Rose and Alien Films’ Eileen Tasca; Moderated by Director/Activist Kate Rees Davies On April 14, 2021 at 7 am PST (4 pm CET/France), Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) presented the inaugural installment of  the "Global Content Creators Showcase,” a special virtual event held during the t...

Aaron Sorkin will receive the “Director of the Year Award” at the upcoming L.A., Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Fest

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AARON SORKIN TO RECEIVE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AT L.A., ITALIA FEST From Sunday, April 18, the Italian festival Will Unfold Between Hollywood and the Digital Platform Aaron Sorkin will be honored with the “Director of the Year Award” for ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’ (Netflix) at the upcoming L.A., Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Fest to take place both at Hollywood TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and on streaming (eventive.org and mymovies.it).  The...

Annual General Meeting of the Locarno Film Festival

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The Annual General Meeting of the Locarno Film Festival was held on Wednesday 14 April in the form of a live webcast chaired by President Marco Solari. Newly appointed Artistic Director Giona A. Nazzaro presented the plans for the 74th edition, which must mark an opportunity for a major revival of the culture in Switzerland. During the online session the AGM also examined prospects for further development of the event and received the Festival’s first s...

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