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Rastafest 2015 4 Events. 6 Days.

The countdown for the annual Rastafest events has officially begun! Are you ready for the festivities? Get your tickets now at www.rastafest.com. We have six days of enriched events to share with you all. TweenFest - August 14, 2015 Rastafest Community Launch - August 18, 2015 Rastafest Film &  Music Festival - August 19 - 21, 2-15 Rastafest International Concert - August 22, 2015 For ticket prices and event time visit our website! Don't be left out on the annual celebrat...

38th Annual Asian American International Film Festival Premiere of My Voice, My Life Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves – July 30, 2015 The 38th Annual Asian American Film Festival 2015 (aaiff15) Opening Night New York Premiere documentary MY VOICE, MY LIFE, by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang, commenced Thursday, July 23, 7:00PM at Asia Society. The Q&A session with director Yang and cast members Coby Wong and Sio Fan Lam moderated by La Frances Hui, film curator, Asia Society, preceded the Opening Night Gala Reception. Questions posed to director Yang and cast members by ...

Spanish films at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival

                      Today a presentation was held in the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas headquarters of the films produced in Spain to be screened at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival, opening on September 18. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Maialen Beloki, member of the Management Committee announced the titles to be presented in the different sections. Some of the ...

The Cannes Sketch, by Nesta Morgan

This year’s Cannes sketches took off with the European Audiovisual Observatory, where the panelists discussed A Fistful of Euros and The Future of Film Financing in Europe. I envisioned the creative inability to access finance markets, the digging of consumer trenches with no fiscal incentives where the players in the common landscape seemed to evolve from crowd funders. People participating in works of art is important to the health of society, and intellectual property rights is im...

Udo Kier to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 11th Grossmann Festival

With great pride and joy we announce that this year's guest of honour and receiver of Honorary Vicious Cat award at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will be the legendary German actor Udo Kier, one of the most iconic faces of world cinema. In his amazing career he appeared in over 200 films, from low-budget horror and erotic films to celebrated arthouse films and Hollywood blockbusters. He collaborated with directors such as Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ...

Animal Film Festival on Tour Cupertino CA

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The 2015 Animal Film Festival (AFF) is on tour this summer making appearances in Santa Cruz and Cupertino, California.  The Santa Cruz fest was a smashing success with a sold out audience and special guests.   On Sunday August 23, the AFF will be at the Bluelight Cinema theater in Cupertino from 2:00 - 5:00 screening eight films several of which are the Audience Choice award films chosen during the 2015 AFF in Grass Valley, California. Films at the AFF on Tour: Cowspiracy, EXPOSED: U...

Stig Bjorkman's 'I Am Ingrid' mesmerizes 68th Cannes Film Festival

Ingrid Bergman with her film camera on the road.   Courtesy of Mantaray Film   By Moira Sullivan for Filmfestivals.com The festival poster for the 68th Cannes Film Festival is a picture of Ingrid Bergman. Her image is used in most of the daily schedules and this is truly because Swedish filmmakerStig Björkman’s documentary - " Jag är Ingrid" (Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words,...

Todd Haynes furnishes Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' for Cannes selection

  Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' and 'Therese' Courtesy of Festival du Films de Cannes, used with permission   By Moira Sullivan for Filmfestivals.com Todd Haynes "Carol" is at the top of the list for Anglo-American critics at Cannes but it is not a top runner for Francophiles. The biopic is artistically executed with soft filters and props from...

"Cannes: Screen Jury Grid gets new joint leader"

By Moira Sullivan  for Filmfestivals.com Screen rules:  After days of domination by "Carol" among selected critics Hou Hsiao Hsien's "The Assassin " moves a few points ahead of Todd Haynes and surpasses the water mark that has been consistent for days.  "The Assassin" is very much the top contender for the Palme d'Or for this year's Cannes, according to film critics, due to an exceptional mis en scène - costume, makeup, lig...

Cellar Door Film Festival Announces New Venues for 2015!

  2015 CDFF Venues Announced!   This year marks the second season for the Cellar Door Film Festival, and our festival team is thrilled to share the news about our chosen film screening locations. We look forward to welcoming our 2015 festival audiences to these exciting venues:     *OPENING NIGHT!*   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5th   The Mayfair Theatre - 1074 Bank St.   One of Ottawa’s last two neighbor...

The Power of the Badge

    During the festival here in Cannes, there is a whole other world outside of the screenings. However, this world is only accessible to those with a badge. A winding line is always present outside the palais and market but on the first day, my cinephile badge (one that allows me to go to certain film screenings) did not allow me to get in. I soon found out just how many different kinds and levels of badges there were. Black, yellow, blue, white, and others but what really is the ...

Cannes Film Festival Officially Underway with Premiere Film

  La Tête Haute   La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), by Emmanuelle Bercot, is a powerful film involving obstacles, strength and determination. Bercot is the first woman director to open the Cannes FIlm Festival since Diane Kury's Un Homme Amoureux in 1987. La Tête Haute brings in spectacular performances, especially from Catherine Deneuve. It follows the story of Maloney, (Rod Paradot) and his struggles with violence, detention centers, family drama and...

A look back at the Festival circuit this week. Newsletter 683 - Filmfestivals.com

  This weekly newsletter reaches 192 000  subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts I  Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6.000 festivals listed, ...

The FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival FREAKS OUT!

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For Immediate Release:   FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival FREAKS OUT!   Orlando, Florida’s FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival Freaks Out over its 10th Year Anniversary!   Orlando, FL – April 17, 2015 – Ten years ago there was only a handful of horror genre film festivals and a lot of the major film festivals didn’t show many independent horror films. Now there are over 100 horror genre festivals worldwide with major film festivals showing horror films dur...

NETWORKING EVENT: You... #CANInCannes2015

Producer, Director, Actor… Film Industry Professional??? Planning a trip to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2015??? RESERVE YOUR SPACE to our excitingly, NEW film networking event - #CANInCannes2015. Whether you have been accredited to enter the festival or not, we would like to offer YOU the opportunity to successfully network with the wider film community! More details below: Date: Thursday 14th May 2015 Venue: Hotel Novotel Cannes Montfleury (10 minutes walk from La Croiset...

Call for entry Ceau, Cinema! Competition

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At its third edition, Ceau, Cinema! Festival from Timisoara, Romania, announces the call for entry to the international competition section dedicated to feature films (fiction, non-fiction or animation). The call is open for filmmakers from countries with minorities in the Banat region. The Grand Award of last year’s competition was won by Wojchiech Smarzowski’s fil...

New York Indian Film Festival 2015 to Serve Up "Margarita, with A Straw" on Opening Night

  With a title like Margarita, with a Straw and a festive screening on Cinco de Mayo eve, you'd think this foreign import would be part of a Mexican muestra. But Margarita is the opening night selection of the 15th annual New York Indian Film festival, which runs May 4 - 9. Directed by Shonali Bose, the film stars Kalki Koechlin as a spirited coed with cerebral palsy who pursues a bachelor's degree and sundry bachelorette gratifications at New York University. Bose&rsq...

EFX Equator Film Expo Jakarta Trailer

Welcome to the Equator Film Expo (EFX), Southeast Asia’s newest and most exciting new film industry rendezvous point, where we encourage, develop, foster and connect film businesses within the local industry and the rest of the world. EFX draws on the energy, warmth and creativity of the dynamic and flourishing Indonesian film industry to provide a series of international-scale events incorporating a Film Forum, Film Fair and Film Fest which bridge the gap between East and West. ...

Digital Book World 2015

By Maria Esteves The 6th Annual 2015 Digital Book World Conference and Expo (DBW15) was held at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York, January 13 - 15, 2015. Produced by F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, DBW presents the latest innovations in digital content and digital publishing technology from workshops to fast track training to seminars to roundtable discussions to special events to exhibitors show floor to awards ceremony and gala receptions. This year’s DBW keynote presentations ...

2016 Call for Entries!

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You’ve made your movie—now it’s time to show the world! The Dam Short Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2016 season. Films of any style and genre with a total run time of 40 minutes or less are eligible. Submission categories include Drama, Documentary, Animation, Student, Nevada Filmmaker, Sci-Fi/Horror, and Comedy. Already sporting some of the lowest submission fees going, the Dam Short Film Festival has reduced submission fees across-the-board this year ma...

Year 11 Comes to a Close!

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Year 11 Comes to a Close! With fantastic weather, outstanding attendance numbers by both fans and filmmakers, and a programming lineup of 114 unique short films, The Dam Short Film Festival finished its 11th season in great form. Over three hundred people packed the historic Boulder Theatre for the Best of the Fest Award Screening, and everyone had a great time at the Filmmaker Meet-n-Greet, 11th Dam Mixer, and the Post Awards Party! At The Dam Short Film Festival, the audience chooses the ...

Venue Confirmed for MANIFF 2015

MANIFF2015 is excited to announce its first confirmed venue for its inaugural year, the AMC Manchester. In partnership with the UK’S exclusive AMC Manchester, the festival will house the first of its exclusive screenings at the Grade 2* listed Great Northern Warehouse in the heart of the world’s most industrious city. The Great Northern Warehouse champions the city’s heritage as being the one time home of the historic transport interchange that housed the colossal volumes of ...

24th NY Jewish Film Fest Closing Night Premiere of Felix and Meira Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves – February 2, 2015 The 24th New York Jewish Film Festival 2015 (NYJFF 2015) Closing Night N.Y. Premiere of Felix and Meira (Félix et Meira), directed by Maxime Giroux was held at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center, Thursday, January 29th. The Q&A session immediately followed with director Giroux and actor Luzer Twersky moderated by Jaron Gandelman, Curatorial Assistant for Media, Jewish Museum and Coordinator, New York Jewish Film Festival. Festival me...

Karl Markovics’s feature film SUPERWELT to open Diagonale 2015

SUPERWELT, Karl Markovics’s second film as director, will open this year’s Diagonale on March 17. Between working as a cashier and running the household, routine creeps into the life of Gabi Kovanda (played magnificently by Ulrike Beimpold). When she begins hearing voices, metaphysics enters the confines of the nuclear family. “It’s God,” she answers when asked about the partner in her monologue-conversations. Whereas those around her react with incompreh...

Berlinale & EFM 2015 Dailies Newsletter 1

  This weekly newsletter reaches 184 000  subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Berlinale Newsletters and eBlasts I  Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the pr...

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