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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...

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The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by filmfestivals.com: BE ON IT!     French Riviera Film Festival  July 10 – 11, 2021 PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM March 27, 2021 regular deadline The third annual French Riviera Film Festival will recognize and celebrate short form content creat...

A peek into the program of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival LAGFF15

  LAGFF films lined up for the 15th edition will bring a varied and stimulating program of features, documentaries, short & animation films. The program will also include several live events, Q&As with cast & crew, panels, social media live events, and a workshop. More details on screenings and webinars to be posted soon. ...

Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival will now be produced as an annual program of the Arkansas based non-profit BFFOUNDATION

  Academy Award® Winner Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival Will Now Be Produced as an Annual Program of the Newly Formed Arkansas Based Non-Profit, BFFOUNDATION, with Davis Serving as Festival Chair   The 7th Annual Bentonville Film Festival Will Combine Virtual And Safe On-ground Activations to Produce a Hybrid Edition Set to Take Place Tuesday, August 3 through Saturday, August 8 of 2021 in Bentonville, AR and online. Academy Award® winner Geena Dav...

The call for entries to the 9th International Film Music Competition is now open.

A springboard for talented film music composers from around the globe, this year’s International Film Music Competition requires participants to score the award-winning short film ETIQUETA NEGRA (BLACK LABEL) by David Vergés.  The Zurich Film Festival and the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG join forces once again this year with Forum Filmmusik to organise the 9th International Film Music Competition. Entrants to the competition are asked to create a new score of their o...

Announcing the 2021 CineYouth Festival Films stream free around the world from May 6-13!

  Cinema/Chicago is proud to announce the most expansive CineYouth Festival lineup yet with 102 international short films streaming virtually from May 6-13! Plus, for the first time ever, CineYouth will be open to audiences around the world. Tickets remain free and open to the public, so join us for the 16th CineYouth Festival! This year's selection spans 14 short film programs presenting a range of genres and themes including family-friendly animation in Playtime, internatio...

24th Brooklyn Film Festival goes hybrid, Playing 140 Film Premieres from June 4-13 Indoor and Online

Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), New York’s longest running international, competitive film festival, is proud to announce its 24th annual installment themed, “The Clearing.” BFF will be staged online via the festival website from June 4-13, and in-person at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, from June 5-13. The 2021 film lineup will include 140 film premieres, which will be viewable online 24/7, for the entire 10-day period. At Windmill Studios, BFF will screen a shorter...

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

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...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°961 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, 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...

Annual General Meeting of the Locarno Film Festival

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...

Last call for films on environment & human rights for The SiciliAmbiente Film Festival

The deadline for the film contest is coming up on April 30th. Submit your film on our website or on Filmfreeway, Festhome, Click4festivals and Movibeta. We are now accepting SHORTS (fiction, doc, or animation), FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES and FICTION FILMS!   Only 2 weeks left. ...

Call for entry opens for The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (INFF)

  CURTAINS UP FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE 20th INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL! The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (INFF) springs into spring with the Call for Entry to submit films for the 20th edition of the internationally renowned festival. The period for applications is 31 March to 15 July 2021 for films dealing with topics of nature, the environment and sustainability. A breath of fresh air: For its 20th anniversary, Katja Trippel, experienced science- and environmental journ...

DOK.fest München announcing New award: DOK.edit Award / Call for Accreditation / Preview DOK.forum Industry

  After film music and production, another central aspect of documentary filmmaking will be in focus from 2021: the new DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe honours editors of documentary films. We are pleased to present the three nominated films. In addition, we are opening our accreditation for the DOK.fest film programme and give a first preview of the public industry programme of the DOK.forum Perspectives. New award: DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe &n...

Antenna Documentary Film Festival sets dates for its 10th anniversary edition (14–24 October 2021) in Sydney cinemas

ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2021 DATES, NEW CASH PRIZES AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Antenna Documentary Film Festival is excited to announce its 10th anniversary edition will take place 14–24 October 2021 in cinemas across Sydney, Australia. In celebration of this milestone Antenna has expanded its commitment to the future of documentary filmmaking with an increased cash prize for its main competition, the Best Feature Documentary Award, offering the winning filmmaker a $...

The Festival de Cannes commits for the environment

Wherever we are in the world, we face decisive environmental challenges. In 2021, conscious of its role and duties, the Festival de Cannes puts in place a series of measures aiming at implementing its presence and future in an essential movement of which the cultural events must be committed environmental campaigners. The Festival de Cannes thus intends to start the third decade of the 21st century with an even greater commitment to environmental responsibility and action:   Res...

IFFR announces first lineup for June’s 50th edition celebration

50th International Film Festival Rotterdam 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021 #IFFR2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces it will celebrate the close of its 50th edition with a full lineup of programmes taking place from 2 to 6 June, extending on demand until 9 June. The festival will bring audiences together both online and in person in a hybrid format that includes a film programme available on demand in the Netherlands and physically in Rotterdam, as well ...

The 49th edition of the Festival La Rochelle Cinéma will take place from June 25 to July 4, 2021, honoring Xavier Beauvois

Photo : Albatros, Xavier Beauvois   Dear friends, We are delighted to announce the tributes to be presented at the 49th edition of the Festival La Rochelle Cinéma, which will take place from June 25 to July 4, 2021. This year the festival honors French director Xavier Beauvois, who will present a full retrospective of his feature films, including Of Men and Gods, and preview his latest, Drift Away. We will explore the hybrid, rich, and multiform work o...

Santa Fe Film Institute Announces Grants and Scholarships to Support Filmmaking in New Mexico

The Santa Fe Film Institute (SFFI) announces new programs to support New Mexico film students and cultivate filmmaking in the surrounding region.  SFFI’s new Granting Program will benefit local and regional filmmakers, as well as cast and crew, and other industry members, helping to ensure the completion and success of regional film projects. Eligible projects include those of any runtime, including films, scripts, and treatments that are in the development stage, in-progress, i...

IFFLA 2021 unveils program lineup !

  IFFLA 2021 unveils program lineup! In its 19th year, IFFLA brings you an exceptional selection of Indian cinema and diaspora films in its expanded 2021 lineup. This year’s selection features 40 films, including 3 World, 8 North American, 5 U.S. and 17 Los Angeles premieres, spanning 17 languages, with 16 women directors. The festival will take place May 20-27 virtually and will be geo-blocked to California. Passes are now on sale. IFFLA will open with the Los Angel...

8th edition of the Tyre International Short Film Festival wrapped…Cinema in the Face of Corruption

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The management of the “Istanbouli Theatre” and the “Tiro Association for Arts” announced the eighth session of the “Lebanon International Short Film Festival” for the extended period from 10 to 12 of April, at the Lebanese National Theatre in the city of Tyre, under the slogan "Cinema in the Face of Corruption."The festival includes 27 feature films, documentaries and cartoons from 13 participating countries, Colombia, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, the...

Los Angeles, Italia 2021 - Film, Fashion and Art Fest launches this week end

The 16th Annual Event in Los Angeles featuring Italian Motion Pictures, Audiovisuals, Music, Fashion, Tourism and Food will take place from April 18th to 24th, on the eve of the 2021 Academy Awards®. The event will highlight Italy’s longstanding cinematic, lifestyle and artistic legacy and will introduce current Italian productions and excellences to the United States. Los Angeles, Italia 2021, to be held at the prestigious TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and online on Eventive.org  and...

The ILLUMINATE Film Festival announces the program for its 6th edition, taking place May 20-26th, 2021

  ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP! The ILLUMINATE Film Festival team is proud to announce the official 2021 film lineup for our 6th edition, taking place May 20-26th, 2021 with both virtual and in-person screenings in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Our largest-ever lineup features 29 films, including 9 World Premieres, 8 North American, US or Southwest Premieres, 4 Luminary Tributes, 75+ filmmakers, film subjects, industry mentors, wisdo...

INDIGENOUS LENS powered by Pacific Islanders in Communications starts today through April 25

  The 2021 HIFF Showcase Series season begins with INDIGENOUS LENS powered by Pacific Islanders in Communications. Expanding on HIFF's mission to be the festival of record of Indigenous, Aboriginal and First Peoples from the Pacific and the Americas, INDIGENOUS LENS will feature the latest works from Kanaka Maoli, as well as media artists from New Zealand, Australia, Polynesia, Oceania and North America. The Indigenous Lens lineup features award winning festival favorites and new premi...

Accepting Submissions for the 2021 Gotham Week Project Market!

    We’re currently accepting submissions for Spotlight on Documentaries, Narrative Series, and Audio Series & Originals for the Project Market at the 2021 Gotham Week (September 19-24). Spotlight on Documentaries is designed for non-fiction filmmakers with features and series in development, production, and post-production. The Narrative Series section is designed for creators with scripted series (including short form, half-hour and hour-long), from development st...

Bay Area Video Coalition Series Storyteller Program - applications ending soon!

  Interested in creating a scripted or unscripted series? Interested in learning how to write a TV series? Want to learn what it takes to make a docu-series?   Join BAVC's Serial Storytellers Program!   Serial Storytellers is a FREE artist development program from Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) for diverse emerging writers and future showrunners between the ages of 18-25 that are interested in developing either a fiction/scripted or nonfiction/docu- series.   ...

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