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2019 UMFF"​ Pitch& Catch "​ Panel

Univeres Multicultural Film Festival " Pitch & Catch" Panel started from 2013 edition and welcomed by all film makers from worldwide. The pitch & catch panel at the UMFF is a place of endless opportunity for all individuals in the filmmaking industry. Our panel of industry professionals will discuss various topics presented to them by a moderator. At the panel, all attendees will have to opportunity to have face to face interactions and individual meetings with investor...


Indie Short Fest announces next live screening in Burbank

March 29 is the date for the next live screening of Indie Short Fest, held at 1817 Film Studios in Burbank, California. An evening with 6 award-winning short films and respective directors and cast & crews in interaction with the audience. Learn more about Indie Short Fest in ...

Submit your film to the International Thai Film Festival 2019!

Submit your short film, feature film or music video to the International Thai Film Festival 2019! Submit your production via FilmFreeway: Submit your production via FestHome: Submit your production via Withoutabox: ITFF Website: https://www.thaif

Marighella press conference: directorial debut from Wagner Moura

(Marighella cast and crew, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Director/co-writer Wagner Moura revealed that it wasn't really his intention to make the film feel exactly as if it takes place in the 1960s, rather he preferred that it felt like it didn't feel like a specific year since this type of story is still very relevant today.   (Wagner Moura, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   (Wagner Moura, Seu Jorge, ...

South Korean film Woo Sang (Idol): world premiere and press conference

(Sol Kyung-gu, Chun Woo-hee, Lee Su-jin, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Lee Su-jin's second directorial feature Woo Sang (Idol) made its world premiere in the Panorama section at this year's Berlinale. For those fans of more offbeat Korean cinema, not just romantic comedies or straight dramas then this film might be right up your alley. Politics, familial bonds, illegal immigrants, newlyweds, brothels and a hit-and-run are all part of...

Photograph: press conference with Ritesh Batra and stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Sanya Malhotra

(Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Ritesh Batra, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra have an understated chemistry on-screen in Ritesh Batra's Photograph, without any unnecessary sentimentality that could have made this film feel a bit kitschy. Batra's script has so much heart it's very hard not to walk out of this film without some sense of self-reflection and wonderment.    (Naw...

3rd Orange City International Film Festival (OCIFF) to be held from Feb 7-10 in Nagpur

The 3rd Orange City International Film Festival (OCIFF) begins from February 7 in Nagpur and will go on till February 10. This time there has been less buzz about the festival for some reason. The OCIFF 2019 will be inaugurated by the city's Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on February 7 at 5 pm IST at the Persistent Systems auditorium in Nagpur, following which the opening film My Own Good (Italian), directed by Pippo Mezzapesa, will be screened. Organized by the Orange City...

"Marshall from Detroit" - A Review of the VR experience at Sundance

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers to ever exist. Sway Calloway is the best hip-hop journalist and radio personality in the world. The two come together to have a patient conversation about some of Eminem's roots in Detroit, utilizing a medium that usually gets attributed to a modern aesthetic. However, with Eminem and Sway Calloway being such rich fixtures of hip-hop history, the aesthetic is grainy and has a vintage feel to it.    The 20 minute short is a VR experience that...

10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival - Discounted All Day Passes!

ATTENTION NYC Indie Film Fest supporters - We hope you're just as excited as us for the upcoming 10th Annual Festival! Ten years is a big deal, and we're gonna celebrate accordingly! Wanna get your passes asap? Luckily for you, they're discounted! Head on over to FilmFreeway and purchase your passes. For any questions email us at     ...

Yehonatan Indursky Attends Autonomies U.S. Premiere at NYJFF 2019

By Maria Esteves – January 22, 2019 The 28th New York Jewish Film Festival Centerpiece U.S. Premiere of AUTONOMIES, by Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Yehonatan Indursky commenced Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater. A special Q&A discussion immediately followed with director Indusrky and interpreter Amir Bogen moderated by NYJFF programmer Gabriel Grossman. Director Indursky discussed the reason for the name tag switch of a new born child by a...

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Special Event “Indie Film Showcase 2019” in Park City, Utah on January 26, 2019

Event Panel to Feature Top Industry Names Amon Barker, Allison Melody, Larry Namer, and S.A. Williams; Moderated by Sue Vicory Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International are pleased to present the "Indie Film Showcase 2019” special event  that will be held during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Bodega Tapas and Wine (710 Main St, Park City, UT 84060) in Park City, Utah. The by-invitation only event will host a panel featuring the top n...

France, Tunisia, China, Iran, Israel, Syria to be focus countries at RIFF 2019

France, Tunisia, China, Iran, Israel, Syria to be focus countries at RIFF 2019 The third and final list of films to be screened at the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival was released yesterday by Somendra Harsh, the Founder of the festival. Overall, the festival will showcase 25 awarded films, from 10 different countries. Films like the Tunisian feature Benzine, directed by Sarah Abidi , the Zyang Yang directed Chinese feature, Paths of the Soul, Cheang Pu-soi directed Chinese feature...

Film Review: '1985’ by Yen Tan - a compelling watch

Film review by Shweta Parande first published on Mumbai Cinema Paradiso blog for IFFI 2018. Just when you were starting to think that films on people of the LGBTQI community and their coming out, and especially those affected with the Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were getting too common, comes a new film that seems like a game-changer. The film is '1985', directed by Yen Tan, a 2018 release that was screened at the 49th International F...

RIFF: Second list of films released

Rajasthan International Film Festival : Second list of films released; check our previous release Somendra Harsh, Director and Founder of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), today released the second list of films to be screened at the event, which takes place in the state capital, Jaipur, during January 19-23. The films include: TV Actor Ashish Sharma (of Rajasthan) starrer Khejdi, by Rachita Films, about a transgender person, Directed by Rohit Dwivedi ...

Talking Pictures With David Ansen Head of Programming for the Palm Springs Film Festival

I got to speak with David Ansen formerly a major critic for many years, and Artistic Director of the LA Film Festival, and now Head of Programming for the Palm Springs Film Festival about new trends.   Marla:How has the industry and the films changed?    David:  When i started everything was on film and now it is digital…There is so much more content, it is much harder to get an audiences attention. Good films can get lost in the shuffle. We used to have great film...

RIFF selections

RIFF selections Here are some of the films selected for the Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, January 19-23: Short Film "#AkhbaarWala (The #Newspaper #Vendor)" India, | Hindi | 14 min, Directors: #AnandSinghChouhan & #Sayed Sharafat Ali, Produced by #DS Chauhan. Hindi Short Film "#BLURRED" India l Hindi | 16 min Director: #Raghav Sharma & #Madhav Bairathi, Produced by #Devansh Ahuja. Short Film "#Adhura Antariksha" India...

Diorama encouraged by Rahul Rawail, Shaji Karun

Diorama encouraged by Rahul Rawail, Shaji Karun The first Diorama International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held from the 14th to the 20th of January, 2019, at the Siri Fort Auditoria, New Delhi. Here’s how and why the organisers came up with this uncommon name: The word "diorama" originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device, from the French, in 1822. The word literally means "through that which is seen", from the Greek di- "through" + orama &q...

17th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF 2019) begins January 10

The 17th Pune International Film Festival aka PIFF 2019 will be held in Pune, Maharashtra, India from January 10-18. The festival is organised by the Pune Film Foundation and the Maharashtra Government under the guidance of Festival Director Dr. Jabbar Patel, a renowned filmmaker. Other eminent personalities involved in PIFF 2019 are Samar Nakhate who is the Artistic Director, and the PIFF Selection Committee members - Makrand Sathe, Satish Alekar and Abhijit Randive. PIFF...

15 years after its last IFFI, Delhi gets its Diorama

15 years after its last IFFI, Delhi gets its Diorama After hosting the 34th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in October 2003, Delhi lost its place to Panaji, Goa, which is the venue for IFFIs since then, beginning with the 35th, in November-December 2004. One man who was associated with several editions of IFFI Goa, first as Deputy Director in the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and later as the CEO of the Entertainment Society of Goa ...

5th Rajasthan International Film Festival’s poster unveiled

5th Rajasthan International Film Festival’s poster unveiled Rajasthan’s Tourism Minister, Mr. Vishvendra Singh, launched the poster of the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) today at the Ministry’s Secretariat. The festival will take place from the19th to the 23rd of January. On this occasion, Somendra Harsh, founder of the festival, Anshu Harsh, Director of the Festival, and member of the Advisor Committee and Chairman of the Forti Women’s Wing, Ranoo N...

The 2019 Palm Springs Film International Festival kicks off today

The Palm Springs Film International Festival kicks off today with a morning screening of “Cinema Paradiso” which it featured in its first installment 30 years ago. To celebrate the Festival’s 30 year Anniversary, 30 retrospective films that were highlighted at the festival and helped put the festival on the map as one of the top film festivals in America, and the world. Will be shown free of charge to the public.    The festival has continued to grow with its worl...

What to look forward to in 2019: Panels and Parties!

  The 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest will be the best yet! We're looking forward to celebrating original filmmakers through an exciting week of panels and parties! Curious what kind of panels we have to offer? Check out our Women in Film Panel from 2018 featuring four incredible panelists - Danielle Earle, Lauren Atkins, Naomi McDougall Jones, and Joanna Pickering. Make sure to keep up with us on social to find out more info on 2019's panels and other festival news! https...


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