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The Russian Film Festival travels the globe online

A series of Russian Film festivals will be conducted from 9 November to 30 December in Australia, Mexico, Spain and Brazil. Popular feature films and animations, adapted for screening abroad, will be available for free on local streaming platforms. For the Russian film industry, this is the first online      project of its kind, aimed at such a wide international audience. The main goal of the Russian Film Festival, initiated by ROSKINO, the organization charged with ...

21st Annual Ojai Film Festival Goes Virtual

The theme “Enriching the Human Spirit through Film” continues to guide the Ojai Film Festival. At a time when people’s spirits need uplifting more than ever before the global pandemic makes it unsafe to invite filmmakers and film lovers to come together in a physical space. To give their audience a necessary boost the Ojai Film Festival (OFF) plans to go virtual this year, November 6 through 15. With a rich history spanning twenty-one years OFF bears the distinction of the onl...

It’s A Wrap for the 2020 French Riviera Film Festival – Submissions Now Open for 2021 Fest on Film Freeway

The second annual French Riviera Film Festival culminated with a star-studded, COVID-conscious, virtual awards ceremony, held live from The Beverly Hills Hotel on September 19.   Highlight video from the event:   (Video Credit: Juan Gonzalez) Each year, FRFF celebrates short film and short-form content from around the globe, featuring the works of filmmakers from more than 20 countries.This year, FRFF and PlayPlay.tv, a premier digital vid...

French Riviera Film Festival Partners With PlayPlay.TV To Take 2020 Festival Online

  French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) and PlayPlay.tv, premier digital video streaming service for the performing arts,  have partnered to present the second annual installment of the festival online. Official Poster "We're delighted to partner with PlayPlay.tv as we take our festival online this year, due to the pandemic,” comments FRFF co-founder Nicole Goesseringer Muj. “Film lovers from around the world will now be able to enjoy th...

4th Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival - 11-14 June 2020

  Our film festival switches to online live-streaming amid global Corona crisis - June 11-14, 2020     The best in independent cinema to audiences’ homes as movie theatres remain closed or struggle to draw crowds in most parts of the world 

International Thai Film Festival 2020

International Thai Film Festival 2020 (ITFF2020) is open for submissions! (short film, feature film, animation and music video) Submit your production via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/thaifilmfest or via FestHome: https://festhome.com/en/festival/international-thai-film-festival Website: https://www.thaifilmfestival.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thaifilmfest  

916 ! THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Proud to support our community - Volume 916

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER SINCE 1995! Welcome to the N°916 release of our weekly newsletter View in your browser This edition features breaking news from The Oscars, European Film Academy, Cannes Marché du Film Online, Berlin, SXSW,  Sundance, Your Script Produced, BANFF, Panama, Warsaw, Huesca and many more! Our Newsletters documenting the festivals experience reach 196 000 subscribers:  Email us to be featured FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL...

Life In Synchro will screen @ FILM FESTIVAL DAY : Second edition of the online alliance of 38 film festivals across the US

  Join Us From Home: Film Festival Day 2!  Tallgrass Film Association is participating in the second FILM FESTIVAL DAY, with 38 other film festivals across the US, an initiative of the Film Festival Alliance, a collaborative community of mission-driven film festivals, and Theatrical At Home. Join us this Saturday, May 23 from the comfort of your home for a screening of Life In Synchro! Start the film at 5:00 pm CT (or watch it anytime over the weekend) and then ...

BKK DOC - Bangkok International Documentary Awards

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BKK DOC, the Bangkok based International documentary festival is on th right path. Launch online with the support of FIlmFreeWay, DocFilmDepot and FilmFestivals, BKK DOC aims at bringing documentaries from all over the world to Thailand, and South East Asian documentaries to the attention of professionals from other part of the world. Stephane Lambert, BKK DOC founder and festival director explains: "All submitted films will be screened by a selection committee welcoming actors, director...

CINEFANTASY 10: SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR 2020

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CINEFANTASY 10: SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR 2020 EDITION THIS SEPTEMBER   ** The festival will take place from September 8 to 13, in São Paulo. ** Registration is open until 5/13 Registration is open for the tenth edition of CINEFANTASY - International Fantastic Film Festival. Those interested can send the material until May 13, as long as the theme is fantastic, horror, science fiction and / or fantasy, the novelty of this edition is the expansion of the fantastic universe with west...

Calcutta International Short Film Festival 2020 Postponed in light of COVID- 19 Pandemic

PRESS RELEASE Calcutta International Short Film Festival 2020 Postponed in light of COVID- 19 Pandemic Event Originally Scheduled on June 19 – 21, 2020 at Basushree Cinema, Kolkata (India) 31st March, 2020 - Kolkata, India:  This is an unprecedented time in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the health of our loved one, the businesses we rely upon, and the way we live our daily lives. As we all continue to navigate through this unique and evolving challenge, t...

906 ! THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! COVID 19... who is a go, who is not - Volume 906

  Stay safe watch films ! THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°906 release of our weekly newsletter View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:             >  FANTASPORTO 40th IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM   VID...

18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, I

18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, I Organised by the Asian Film Foundation and P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, the 18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival (TEAFF) has just concluded. Held during March 1-6, at the Mini-Theatre, located on the third floor of the Ravindra Natya Mandir Complex, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, the festival screened films in six slots each day. Paani, in Marathi language, directed by Adinath Kothare, was the inaugural film while Mai Ghaat, also in Marathi, directed by An...

Sweet Thing World Premiere: Message from NY Indie Filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell

(Lana Rockwell, Jabari Watkins, ©  Lasse Tolbøll) by Lindsay R. Bellinger New York indie filmmaking auteur Alexandre Rockwell returns to the 70th year of Berlinale with his new film Sweet Thing. His newest film is making its world premiere in the Generation Section of the film festival tomorrow at Urania, An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin at 17:00. Sweet Thing is a wonderfully entertaining black & white film that centers on Billie and Nico, real life sister and b...

The 2020 Univere Mulitultural Film Festival will be postponed to a later date

The 2020 Universe Multicultural Film Festival’s producer Lynn Tang and her production team would like to publicly announce that the 2020 Multicultural Film Festival will be postponed to a later date. It is necessary for us to delay the festival in order to best equip our global members and to give our audience the best presentation of all the international participants in the festival this year. The 2020 Universe Multicultural Film Festival will still be held at the same venues with th...

RIFF 2020: List of films to be screened

RIFF 2020: List of films to be screened Somendra Harsh and Anshu Harsh, Managing Trustees of RIFF Film Club and Founders of Rajasthan International Film Festival, told filmfestivals.com that actresses Zareen Khan, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Anushka Sen will attend RIFF 2020. RIFF's inauguration ceremony will be held on 18 January 2020 at 5 PM at Open Theatre, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur and the awards and closing ceremony will be held on 22 January, also at the Open Theatre, Jawahar Kala K...

Antonio Banderas receives International Star Award, Actor at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala

In his acceptance speach he speaks of meeting Pedro Almodovar forty years ago and then doing eight films with him. "Back in the eighties, just out of the dictatorship Pedro saw the world in new ways."  He alludes to sitting in audiences of award shows as a nominee and not winning, (like being the bridesmaid and never the bride) hardly, Antonio won the Best Actor award in Cannes last May and is nominated for the Golden Globes on Sunday. This year he may win additional awards for h...

Honoring Women at 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival

  David Ansen, former Newsweek critic and now Palm Springs Film Festival’s head of programming says this is a very strong year, featuring 180 films from around the world.  Now more than ever, the film festival offers major stars at its’ gala who feel Palm Springs is a must stop on the path to the Oscars.    Chairman Harold Matzner has heralded the growth of the Gala which brings international press as well.  David said, “many of the international f...

IFFI 50: Open Forum debates benefits of digital distribution for independent film-makers

IFFI 50: Open Forum debates benefits of digital distribution for independent film-makers The 50th edition of IFFI held an Open Forum on the 27th of November, 2019. The topic debated in the session was: whether independent producers are benefiting because of digital distribution or not. Speakers on the panel were renowned film-makers Shaji N. Karun, Rahul Dholakia (Parzania and Raees fame), famous editor Carol Littleton (ET), Ujwal Nirgudkar, Technical Advisor to IFFI, wildlife film-maker S...

IFFI 50: Media creates movie genres, says Takashi Miike

IFFI 50: Media creates movie genres, says Takashi Miike Movies are not originally made in specific genres, but when the information about a movie gets transmitted, the media portrays it as belonging to a particular genre, said renowned film-maker Takashi Miike. He was participating in a media conference organised on the sidelines of 50th International Film Festival of India. Takashi Miike, one of the most outstanding film-makers from Asia and around the world, with a cult status, was the &lsq...

IFFI 50: Many makers, one press conference

IFFI 50: Many makers, one press conference Those who wish to make independent films must keep themselves away from government funding, said Ms. Mahnaz Mohammadi, Director of Iranian film ‘Son-Mother’. “The government will give funds to directors who follow their rules and listen to them. You have to be part of the system and norms. I used my earnings as a documentary film-maker to produce my films”, she said. She was participating in a media conference at the 50th Inte...

6th Rajasthan International Film Festival, RIFF, 2020: Preparations in full swing

6th Rajasthan International Film Festival, RIFF, 2020: Preparations in full swing RIFF 2020 will have its Opening Ceremony on 18th January, 2020, 5 pm onwards, at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK Open Air Theatre), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The festival will have film screenings and talk shows at Cinépolis, World Trade Park (WTP), JLN Marg, Jaipur. RIFF 2020 Closing Ceremony and Awards Night will be held on 22nd January, 2020, 6 pm onwards, at Birla Auditorium. The organisers are pleased t...

Black Nights Kick Off

And we're off! The 23rd Black Nights Film Festival has officially begun. Over 250 films in 4 different cities and 4 competition programs - Official Selection, First Feature Competition, Baltic Film Competition, Rebels with a Cause Competition. Yesterday's Opening Ceremony kicked off with opening film Adam and the Bruno O’Ya award to a remarkable Estonian actor was awarded to Rea Lest.   The 23rd edition of the Black Nights Film Festival was opened yesterday...
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