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Highlights and Previews from the Festival Circuit Volume 748 -

  Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                   Advertise in our Newsletter from 200€ email us for a quote   Fest Forums Santa Barbara wrapped   Laurie Kirby welcomes Tarantino to Fest Forums Quentin Tarantino came to Fest Forums to  honor Bruce Dern with ...

IFFI: 1,000 entries from 100 countries

IFFI: 1,000 entries from 100 countries Ten days to go for the commencement of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), and there is no confirmation for media accreditation as yet. This being the 47th IFFI and my 47th year in film journalism, I am sure the concern is unfounded, though. Also being missed is the customary press conference, which is held well before the event. Meanwhile, here are some of the major attractions expected in Panaji, Goa, during November 20-28. *A staggering...

Films to be screened at Jio MAMI’s Mumbai Film Festival with STAR, 2016, Mumbai, October 20-27

Films to be screened at Jio MAMI’s Mumbai Film Festival with STAR, 2016, Mumbai, October 20-27 Venues PVR Icon, Versova, Andheri (Western suburb) PVR ECX, Andheri PVR Phoenix, Lower Parel (Central Mumbai) PVR Phoenix Market City, Kurla (Eastern suburb) PVR Nirmal Lifestyle, Mulund (Eastern suburb) Le Reve (former Globus), Bandra West (earlier Western city limit, now part of city) Regal Cinema, Colaba (South Mumbai, one of the oldest single screen cinemas of the city)   Com...

54th New York Film Festival Lineup

By Maria Esteves – September 13, 2016 The 54th New York Film Festival (NYFF54) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center will be held at Lincoln Center September 30 - October 16, 2016. This year’s festival will showcase 25 feature films from around the world. 2016 NYFF Official Lineup of films. For information or to purchase tickets, visit NYFF. NYFF54 Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Night World Premieres to be held at Alice Tully Hall are, * THE 13TH, directed by Ava ...

Short Short Story Film Festival 2016 - Call for Submissions

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes in its 10th year.  There is no fee to submit. Click here for more information: ...

A City of Rust trailer

Galileo tries to convince the City of Rust inhabitants to stop Mr E and his reckless use of the mountain’s resources. Mountain which, he states, holds the energy that is the source of their life. When his recommendations are ignored and the “Rustonians” have to face the consequences of their indifference, they will turn to him for help…

Mabel Cheung: AAWMM Talk Back

By Maria Esteves – July 31, 2016 The Asian American Women Media Makers (AAWMM) Talk Back with multi-award winning Hong Kong director and screenwriter Mabel Cheung, moderated by co-founder S. Casper Wong, AAWMM, was held at the Museum of Chinese in New York (MOCA), Saturday, July 23, 12PM. Presented by AAIFF16, director Cheung discussed her early film career from Hong Kong to England to New York, her first trilogy works (The Illegal Immigrant, An Autumn's Tale, Eight Tales of Gold)...

NYIFF package comes to India

NYIFF package comes to India Like “Nasa”, they pronounce the acronym “Nyiff/nife”. And it is indeed ‘nice’ that a selection of films shown at NYIFF 2016 is being screened in Mumbai, during 21 June-21 July. It took the dedicated efforts of a team led by architect/interior designer/film producer Anuradha Parikh’s G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture to make it happen. With a warehouse, a forum, a ‘citylab’, a film society, a co-presenter...

British Urban Film Festival tunes in with Colourful Radio Broadcast Deal

Colourful Radio has signed a deal with the British Urban Film Festival to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of BUFF's flagship events from the headquarters of Channel 4. Voted by the public as “Best Radio Station” at the 2015 Urban Music Awards, Colourful Radio will be sending a team of presenters to Channel 4’s headquarters in Westminster, the host venue for BUFF media day on Thursday 21 July. From there, the station will broadcast live coverage of the BUFF 2016 p...


The British Urban Film Festival has announced its 2016 dates in the UK’s Autumn festival event calendar.   The 11th edition of the UK’s leading BAME film festival will return on September 14-20. The festival will move from the Genesis Cinema in east London, which hosted the last three editions from 2013 to 2015, to the Odeon cinemas in Camden Town and Swiss Cottage. The festival recently signed a multi-year deal to screen films with the multiplex chain. The f...

TFF16: The First Annual Whoopi’s Shorts Program

By Maria Esteves – April 18, 2016 The 15thTribeca Film Festival 2016 (TFF16) First Annual Whoopi’s Shorts Program introduced by festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal commenced Sunday, April 17, at the Tribeca Festival Hub in New York. The eight captivating films that inaugurated the animated shorts program were Fear, directed by Dawn Dreyer and Andrea Love; I am a Pencil (Je suis un crayon), directed by Joe D’Arcy; The Loneliest Stoplight, directed by Bill Plympton; Lucens, di...

Previews and Highlights from the Festival Circuit Volume 717 -

Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit!   Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                     Animation Day in Cannes May  18   If you are bringing animation to Cannes, enter your projects in the Animation in Cannes Product Catalog   Free listing in the Catalog of Animation in Canne...

25th New York Jewish Film Festival Lineup

By Maria Esteves - January 9, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in Lincoln Center, New York, January 13-26, 2016. This year's silver jubilee presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will showcase over 30 prestigious independent films from around the globe including special presentations, anniversary screening by filmmaker Todd Solondz, musical events, panel discus...

Manchester Film Festival announces official selection

The Manchester International Film Festival (March 3-6) has announced its official selection this morning and will open with the international premiere of sports documentary Dennis Viollet - A United Man.   The film is a portrait of the late Manchester United football player who survived the notorious Munich air crash of 1958 and went on to become not only the captain of Manchester United but also the first British footballer to pioneer the sport worldwide and bring ‘soccer&...

Pictures from FestForward First Edition

Festivals Directors from LA Best Sponsor Delta Michelle Lee Dave Mason  (Traffic Jam) Malcom Mc Dowell declared when offering him the Award Just dont sit on it! Hawai Food and Wine Best Fest Award Tribute to Alice Cooper Shep Gordon talent Manager Supermensch award     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]...

Savannah Film Festival; A Must!

Photo Credit - Getty Images for SCAD Savannah is a city attracting a lot of attention in recent years, not just for its rich history and old world charm but for its growing film industry as well. The city itself has played a main character in dozens of films including GLORY (1989), FORREST GUMP (1994), SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (1995) and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997), to name a few, and it has found its place in the setting of many great novels including “High ...

2015 DOC NYC Opening Night U.S. Premiere of Miss Sharon Jones!

By Maria Esteves – November 27, 2015 The Sixth DOC NYC Festival Opening Night U.S. Premiere of MISS SHARON JONES! music documentary by two-time Academy award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2015 DOC NYC, was held at SVA theater, New York, Thursday, November 12, 2015. A special Q&A discussion with director Kopple, Grammy Award nominee singer Miss Jones and the Dap-Kings band moderated by artistic director Thom Powers, DOC NYC, preceded the opening nigh...

Review: In Jackson Heights

By Maria Esteves – November 8, 2015 Jackson Heights, Queens, the multicultural capital of the world is truly the heart of New York City depicted by director Frederick Wiseman in his latest documentary IN JACKSON HEIGHTS. Set in present day and filmed Vérité, this compelling over 3 hour documentary explores the authentic multicultural and religious communities where people from all over the world come to visit and live because of its unique neighborhoods, businesses and b...

MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, I

MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, I                                                                                                        (Coming up: Part II) It began in 1997, as the International Film Festival of Mumbai (IFFM). Som...

2015 Epic ACG Fest Scheduled for November 7-8 in Albany,CA

October 28, 2015; Albany, CA - The 2nd annual Epic ACG Fest (EACGF) will take place from November 7th to 8th, 2015 at the Albany Community Center in East Bay of San Francisco, California. Organized by Maeya Culture Exchange Group, Epic ACG Fest is a unique event that showcases animation, comics and games. Through animated film screenings, comic art exhibitions, game tournaments, and cosplay contest, EACGF brings together the creative elements, the artists and the general public from worldw...

Tickets Now on Sale for Cellar Door Film Festival!

OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devoted to films in the speculative genres is opening up the cellar again to showcase sinister and supernatural films to Ottawa audiences. Advance tickets and festival passes are now available through Universe at a discounted price. Things go bump in the night ...

UNCANNY Screening

AUSTIN, TX -- As part of its year ‘round programming, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is excited to announce the Texas premiere of UNCANNY on October 14 (9:00PM) at Flix Brewhouse. Director Matthew Leutwyler will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.   In UNCANNY, the world's first fully-realized Artificial Intelligence exhibits startling and unnerving emergent behavior when the woman reporting on it begins a relationship with its creator. A love tr...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up!

    Cellar Door Film Festival Offers Audiences a World Tour of Speculative Cinema!   Festival returns with a mix of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from around the world.   29 September, 2015 For Immediate release   OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devote...


We're accepting films to our 3rd year!  We will boast 7 days of independent cinema from all over the world in a modern theater in the heart of the world-famous arts distrcit in North Hollywood, California!  All genres accepted.  Awards given in multiple categories.  Check us out at  We are on Withoutabox and Film Freeway! ...

Mumbai Mantra-CineRise Screenwriting Programme 2015: It all begins with a story, and then …

Mumbai Mantra-CineRise Screenwriting Programme 2015: It all begins with a story, and then … Names, names and more names. And frankly, Anjum Rajabali, should consider an alternate career as a compère. Not many could rattle off name after name of film personalities and their films with such élan and in such fluent English. And even then, had the audience at the J.W. Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai, not already partaken of a sumptuous Sunday-morning breakfast, it would have found it ...


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