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The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by filmfestivals.com: BE ON IT!       French Riviera Film Festival  May 19-20, 2023 PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM February 12, 2023 Regular Deadline March 11, 2023 Late Deadline April 11, 2023 Extended Deadline The fith annual...

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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...

Spotlight: French Riviera Film Festival Opening Ceremony 2023

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French Riviera Film Festival is proud to unveil the first sizzle reel from its VIP opening  reception, held at at Bel-Air Fine Art Gallery,  in Cannes. Nigel Daly, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and writer-filmmaker Louise Salter were presented with the 2023 Industry Excellence Award, and Armenian American actress/filmmaker/entrepreneur Diana Madison was awarded with the Rising Star prize.   Bel-Air Fine Art (belairfin...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! N°1000 and 57

  THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 GETTING READY FOR CANNES: LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP TAKING CENTER STAGE WITH EXCLUSIVE SCREENING BOOSTER CAMPAIGNS AND MORE GET SOME HELP: just email us  Cannes Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies Weekly newsletter N°1056 // 1055 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 166 000 subscribers. ...

Open calls for Lucca Film Festival 2023 23 september – 1 october 2023

  Lucca Film Festival 2023 23 september – 1 october 2023 Entries are now open for the international feature and short film competition and for the Lucca Effetto Cinema evening of the Lucca Film Festival 2023. In addition, there is the Lucca Film Festival for Future, a new short film competition created in an exclusive collaboration with the Sofidel Group. Chaired by Nicola Borrelli, the Festival will be held from September 23 to October 1, 2023. It is one of the flagship events...

Howling at the Great Wolf Lodge

  By Emmanuel Itier and Roxanna Bina             You should have seen the beasty faces of our three sons, Felix (18), Max (11) and Rex (9) when my sweet wife, Roxanna, decided to book a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge for their birthday. Our sons had heard plenty about this amazing, totally immersive, unique world that is the Great Wolf Lodge ( www.GreatWolf.com ). Great Wolf Lodge began as a small indoor water park resort in 1997 in Wiscon...

Hot Docs 2023: Theatre of Violence

Each year there is a growth of issue-oriented documentaries, but in 2023 Hot Docs included THEATRE OF VIOLENCE (ToV) directed by Lukasz Konopa and Emile Langballe which outranked most of the other productions. This Danish-German 2023 documentary had a Special Presentation with its North American premiere and excelled in posing in a persuasive and impressive manner fundamental questions about the confrontation between the Western European based system of detached criminal justice, the Internati...

The International Film Festival Manhattan came to Cannes!

The 1st Annual International Film Festival Manhattan Industry Screening at the Marche Du Film took place on May 24, 2023 at the Palais G  at the Palais des Festivals.    Luis Pedron, the Festival Director of the International Film Festival Manhattan said that “this event is the first year we will be doing an Industry screening at biggest Film Market in the World which is Marche Du Film. The short films selected have the recurring t...

Producer's Club Opening Cocktail Ambiance Photos

The one-stop-shop for global film production! The Producers Network is the go-to place for producers seeking to make the most out of their time in Cannes Sponsored by FilmHedge.   ...

French Riviera Film Festival Announced 2023 Winning Shorts and Specialty Awards during Cannes Festival

The fifth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), (a filmfestivals.com partner) held on May 19 and 20, 2023 in Cannes, France,  has revealed the winning shorts of the 2023 competition, the announcement was made in Cannes at Eden Hotel by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Official 2023 FRFF Festival Trailer:  https://youtu.be/AtK-7Y0zYMI   Fir...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Winning Shorts and Specialty Awards

The fifth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), held on May 19 and 20, 2023 in Cannes, France,  has revealed the winning shorts of the 2023 competition, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Official 2023 FRFF Festival Trailer:  https://youtu.be/AtK-7Y0zYMI     First launched in 2019, FRFF recognizes and celebrates...

VIDEO: Perfect sunny day for our wine tasting reception for festival directors attending Cannes

THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM WINE TASTING RECEPTION FOR FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS Bruno Chatelin and the Filmfestivals.com Team Jon Gosier and the FilmHedge Team hosted the annual reception where festival organizers have a chance to mingle and have a taste from wines from all around the world.  May 22nd 6:00pm - 10:30 pm   This annual event is by tradition held and reserved strictly for FILM FESTIVALS organizers.   ...

Cannes The awards Neswletter N°8

  PANACHE FOR THE LAST DAY OF THE FESTIVAL  WITH AWARDS   Coverage from our team in Cannes : Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Aldo Nadal, Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Alice Kanterian, Nesta Morgan, Brice Anxionnaz and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor ! Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter  I Cannes Beat 1 I Cannes Beat 2 I Cannes Beat ...

VIDEO: Opening Ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes - Red Carpet - EV - 2023

The red carpet of the Opening Ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes ...

Palme d’or Presented to Justine Triet “Anatomy of a Fall”

The Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes, chaired by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, surrounded by Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian screenwriter & director Rungano Nyoni, American actress & director Brie Larson, American actor & director Paul Dano, Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian director & screenwriter Damián Szifron and French director Julia Ducournau, presented its winners' list...

The Cannes Beat N°7 and final day of the festival

TODAY IS OUR LAST DAY  CHECK OUT IN A FEW HOURS FOR OFFICIAL FESTIVAL AWARDS Cannes Marché du Film & Festival NEWSLETTER Coverage from our team in Cannes : Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Aldo Nadal, Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Alice Kanterian, Nesta Morgan, Brice Anxionnaz and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor ! Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter  I Cannes Beat 1 I...

VIDEO Sharing the #MDF23 wrap-up video!

"> RELIVE THE MARCHÉ MAGIC We miss you already! It's been two days that the Marché du Film has ended, but  we already have a new SURPRISE for you!  Dive into the highlights of the 2023 edition with our WRAP-UP video! Plus, catch up on all the conferences & showcases you missed, thanks to our dedicated platform marchedufilm.online. More details below!      ...

Its a wrap, closed door at Marché du film but thanks for watching filmfestivals.com and more to come

We can confirm this was our BIGGEST market edition yet with over 14,000 accredited participatns in Cannes...     ...

Cannes2023 - May25th photo collection

Eric Judor :   Andie MacDowell   Alice Taglioni ...

26th La Cinef Winning Films Revealed

The Short Films and La Cinef Jury presided by Ildikó Enyedi and comprised of Ana Lily Amirpour, Shlomi Elkabetz, Charlotte Le Bon and Karidja Touré has awarded the 2023 La Cinef Prizes today during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. La Cinef consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 2,000 entries coming from 476 film schools around the world. ...

Cannes2023 - May 23rd photo collection from the Asteroid City red carpet

Asteroid city red carpet on may 23rd was one of the greatest of this 76th Cannes film festival a huge list of fabulous international guests walked on the red carpet :   Bryan Cranston and Rupert Friend : Matt Dillon : Scarlett Johansson : Tom Hanks : Adrien Brody Brie Larson, International Jury Member Jim Jarmusch : Anaïs Demoustier : Michelle Laroque : ...

International Cellphone Cinema Showcase-Cannes may 25

A forerunner of the French New Wave, Alexandre Astruc wrote in his 1948 essay:  The Camera Stylo (Camera Pen) is in the hand of the Director to write the film, so the Director is the final authority.   He was emphasizing the importance of the Director when it was still in question.   We took his metaphor of this imaginary Camera Stylo and applied it to Cell Phone Cinema as the Smart Phone is the real Camera Pen today that everybody carries around in their pocket,  and ...

'We Were Laughing A Lot' - Press Conference for 'Firebrand' featuring Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Karim Aïnouz, Gabrielle Tana

Director Karim Aïnouz, producer Gabrielle Tana, along with Alicia Vikander and Jude Law, stars of the in competition film Firebrand were featured at a morning press conference on May 22. The film takes a realistic look at King Henry VII's final marriage to Queen Catherine Parr, in where the roi is characterized as a monster. The lively press conference lightened the mood and theme of the film, with the actors saying they were often joking throughout the shoot, despite the film's ...
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