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The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by filmfestivals.com: BE ON IT!     New Media Film Festival June 1 – 2, 2022 January 3, 2022 Pre-Fest Deadline New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm...

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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...

First look at the 4th edition of the Caorle Independent Film Festival (CIFF)

  Caorle Independent Film Festival: also this year boom of registrations Among the highlights of the 4th edition: Caorle Unveiled, the social video contest dedicated to Caorle (Venice, Italy) and a fundraising campaign. At midnight July 20, submissions for the 4th edition of the Caorle Independent Film Festival (CIFF) officially closed. This cultural event, sponsored by the City of Caorle and the Veneto Region, has become a regular event for lovers and experts of independen...

The Festival is back: Locarno74 gets under way

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The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival will be held from 4 to 14 August. © Yannis Drakoulidis - Netflix The Locarno Film Festival officially opens its doors to the public once again. The Palexpo (FEVI) and the Piazza Grande, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, are ready and waiting for the opening ceremony, featuring Laetitia Casta, winner of the Excellence Award Davide Campari, and the world premiere of Beckett, by Ferdinando Cito Filomarin...

Arpa International Film Festival in the news

  Arpa is proud to continue the accomplished momentum of our former jury members, honorees, and filmmakers. In Recent News Arpa congratulates Emmy winning and academy award-nominated documentarian, filmmaker, and recipient of Arpa’s  Career Achievement in Directing, Joe Berlinger, on his nomination of Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel and Murder Among the Mormons as Executive Producer.  Both shows have been nom...

Hola México Film Festival presented by DishLATINO returns for its 13th annual edition

 September 17-25 during Hispanic Heritage Month Welcoming film lovers back to the silver screen to celebrate together the resilience and ingenuity of the film community Perdida, by the revered director Jorge Michel Grau, to open the festival Opening & Closing nights will take place at LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes   The largest Mexican film festival outside of the Mexican territory, Hola México Film Festival presented by DishLATINO, returns for its 13t...

Announcing the Films Coming to AJFF North

  When AJFF returns to the big screen later this month, it'll be with a diverse mix of dramas, documentaries, family-friendly fare, a Hollywood classic comedy, and even short films, in a series of in-theater and virtual screenings at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell, as well as streaming in the AJFF Virtual Cinema. More About the AJFF North Film Lineup   Tickets on sale this Wednesday, August 4 at Noon. $16/person for screenings at the Aurora Ci...

Sydney Film Festival will postpone the 68th edition of the Festival until 3-14 November 2021

  In light of the Sydney lockdown extension announced by the NSW Government last week, Sydney Film Festival will postpone the 68th edition of the Festival until 3-14 November 2021.   SFF remains committed to presenting a COVID-safe in-cinema Festival this year and will launch the full program and single ticket sales once lockdown has ended.   “Sydney Film Festival looks forward to returning to cinemas for a COVID-safe event in November, when we’ll come ...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°974 release of our weekly newsletter

  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, Marché du Film and many more  ! Weekly newsletter N° 974 documenting the festivals experience, reaching over 196 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured FOLLOW US :         ...

Selection complete for the works of Venice VR Expanded /

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  Virtual, in Satellite Venues and at the Palazzo del Casinò (Lido) 37 projects from 21 Countries / 35 VRChat worlds Michelle Kranot (President), Maria Grazia Mattei, Jonathan Yeo are the members of the International Jury   The selection is complete for the Virtual Reality works of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 - 11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia in the section titled Venice VR Expanded, which will be held on the following dates and venues: ...

Venice Production Bridge Highlights

    The 6th edition of the Venice Production Bridge (September 2 to September 7, 2021), will be held during the 78th Venice International Film Festival. It will once again focus in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their development and production. While we are not yet out of the pandemic, we are now more confident that, thanks to the vaccination, we will soon be able to leave ...

Final Cut in Venice 9th edition (September 5th – September 7th) The 6 work-in-progress films have been selected

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  The 6 work-in-progress films of the 9th edition of Final Cut in Venice have been selected. Final Cut in Venice is the project that has been providing since 2013 concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Final Cut in Venice is one of the projects launched by the Venice Production Bridge of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1—11, 2021), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized ...

TIFF announces 2021 Gala & Special Presentation programmes, including Opening & Closing Night films

Photo credit: Courtesy of TIFF TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today that the feature-film adaptation of the Tony Award–winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is the Opening Night Gala Presentation at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival® and will screen Thursday, September 9 at Roy Thomson Hall. Additional screenings of Dear Evan Hansen will take place at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, at the RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Pla...

The Locarno Film Festival joins with UNHCR to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention

  The Alleys by Bassel Ghandour Gillian Triggs, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, will be our guest at Locarno to commemorate seventy years of the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees. On Sunday, 8 August, at Piazza Grande, she will greet the audience before the world premiere screening of&nb...

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces Opening Night Film WILDHOOD for event, September 16-23

  FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, taking place this September 16-23, has selected the film WILDHOOD - written and directed by Two-Spirit L’nu filmmaker raised in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, NS) Bretten Hannam - as its 2021 Opening Night Gala Film.   Making its Atlantic Canadian premiere on Thursday, September 16, WILDHOOD is the story of Link and Travis, two Mi'kmaw brothers who embark on a Two-Spirit odyssey, reconnecting wi...

Partner festivals calling this month: july 2021

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Submit your films for Tricky Women/Tricky Realities 2022 now!

  Our call is open! Animated films for Tricky Women/Tricky Realities 2022 can be entered until 4 October 2021. The Tricky Women/Tricky Realities International Competition is a seismograph of independent filmmaking by women* worldwide. The next edition of the festival will take place from 9 to 13 March 2022. We are proud to announce a new award: The Maria Lassnig Golden Film Reel will be awarded for the very first time in 2022 for an outstanding animation. Sponsored by the Maria Lass...

Last call for the 12th Corinth Peloponnese International Film Festival "BRIDGES"

  Invitation to participate with your short and feature films at the 12th Corinth Peloponnese International Film Festival "BRIDGES".       Taking into account the data for social distancing, the twelfth event of the Corinth Peloponnese International Film Festival "BRIDGES", will take place from August 28 to September 5. The Festival will be held in the beautiful Ancient Corinth and will be hosted in the open space of the Cultural Center "Anastasi...

Docu Talents from the East 2021 – selection announced!

  Eight remarkable documentary projects in post-production from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia made it to the 17th edition of Docu Talents from the East 2021. Since 2005, Docu Talents has served as a launchpad for a number of documentaries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The presentations will take place at Cinelink Industry Days at Sarajevo Film Festival on August 14–19. The most promising project will receive 5,00...

Open City Documentary Festival announces 2021 programme

  Icarus (after Amelia) by Margaret Salmon and Inner Outer Space by Laida Lertxundi open the festival TEN SKIES by James Benning is the closing film, along with the launch of Erika Balsom’s book on TEN SKIES 46 new non-fiction works, with 6 first or second features Four competitions with two juries: Open City Award, Emerging Filmmaker Award, UK Short Film Award, International Short Film Award. All awards to be announced on 12th September Major works fro...

Grossmann Festival 2021 Awards

The best feature film of the 17th Grossmann Festival is YUMMY. The Honorary Vicious Cats were received by the festival's guests of honour, American directors Gary Sherman and William Lustig. On Saturday, the 24th of July, the 17th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of no less than 36 feature films, 9 documentaries and 34 short films from 30 countries, with 6 features, 7 music documentaries and 31 short fil...

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival presents two sidebar programs of films screening in-person and online in August

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York is proud to be at the helm of two events coming up next month, and would like to invite you to join in to celebrate Diversity, Memory, Identity and Cinema.   SR Socially Relevant Film Festival  (#SRFF2021) presents two sidebar programs of films screening in-person and online in August. Un-Broken: Memory and Identity in Lebanese Cinema (August 17-21) is organized by SRFF together with festival partner LAU, ...

Locarno74: program now complete, with World Premieres of She Will and 100 Minutes

She Will  © Property of Popcorn Group The Locarno Film Festival is delighted to announce that the Gala premiere of Fuori Concorso will be dedicated to the psychological thriller She Will, a powerful debut by Franco-British Director Charlotte Colbert. The Piazza Grande will be screening the World Premiere of Sto minut iz zhizni Ivana Denisovicha (100 Minutes) by Russian director Gleb Panfilov, who already won a Golden Leopard in 1969.   Everything is...

Call for submission for the pitching lab of the “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival

SUBMISSIONS ARE STILL OPEN The Pitching Lab of “Beyond Borders” - International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo is delighted to announce the presence of highly reputable commissioning editors in its evaluation panel. Representatives of BBC Storyville, the German documentary channel Phoenix, and the international Festival Movies that Matter  as well as the Institute of documentary film of Prague will honour us with their presence (among others) and will thus...

Cannes festival and market CLOSING

  Enjoy Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles during the last edition ! Read this online     CATCH UP WITH PREVIOUS MARKET NEWSLETTERS 1 I 2  I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6    Cannes Newsletter 1  CANNES MARCHE DU FILM 2020 Coverage ...

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