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Doc Alliance Announces 2022 Selection

The association of documentary festivals picks the best documentaries of the year, nominating them for the Doc Alliance Awards Doc Alliance, which brings together seven major European documentary film festivals, has unveiled its shortlisted nominees for the 2022 Doc Alliance Awards. Every year, the programmers and artistic directors of all seven festivals nominate one short film and one feature-length film. A jury of leading European journalists and film professionals then select the win...

25th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Official Selections

 Full Frame announces the official festival selections for the virtual 25th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place April 7–10, 2022.  The NEW DOCS lineup and Invited Program include 37 titles from 18 countries, comprising 22 feature films and 15 short films, with two world premieres, one North American premiere, and three U.S. premieres. Thirty films will screen as part of NEW DOCS and are eligible for juried cash awards. Award winners will be announ...

Vilnius International Film Festival pays homage to Ukrainian filmmakers

Vilnius International Film Festival Honors Ukrainian Resistance: Announces Free Screenings to Refugees, Boycotts Russian Films VIFF 22 opening 2. Photo by Audrius Solominas  Vilnius International Film Festival, the largest cinematic event in Lithuania, announces post-pandemic live screenings in the country. This year, the Festival actively boycotts all Russian films, honors Ukrainian directors, and invites spectators to immerse into 90 feature films and 51 short films in selected Lithua...

Black History Month: Sunday 27 March a special Sunday at the Movies : What's up at Afrika Filmfestival

Black History Month: Sunday 27 March a special Sunday at the Movies Nu zondag 27 maart opnieuw vertoningen in het kader van  Black History Month. 15u00: Benda Bilili  17u30: Soul Power  20u00: The Rumba Kings   De 27ste editie van Afrika Filmfestival komt eraan. Van 22 april tot 7 mei worden er weer tal van films vertoond op verschillende plaatsen in Leuven. Hier het volledige programma. Bestel je filmpas of ticket...

Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) is shifting gears this year.

  BEACHES, MOUNTAINS + 16 DAYS OF FILM AND MUSIC A pulsing arts scene has emerged in beachside Coffs Harbour over the last few years, with the ever-growing Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) at its core.  Started eight years ago by sea-changing, film-loving, husband-and-wife team Kate Howat and Dave Horsley, SWIFF has emerged as a major independent arts festival that now attracts audiences in their thousands from all over Australia.  SWIFF’22, startin...

Submissions for 1º Kaaffilm International Short Film Festival 2022 are now OPEN!

  Welcome to the submission form for the 1º Kaaffilm International Short Film Festival   KAAFFILM is an international network of distribution, production, and promotion of short films. Since 2016, KAAFFILM has gone through several steps and right now it has gathered some awesome projects under its umbrella, offering professionals and amateurs the opportunity to promote their work, see their short films projected in unconventional cinemas across the world, and eve...

NFFTY's celebrates the15th anniversary!

ANNOUNCING THE LINEUP FOR THE 15th EDITION OF NFFTY In-person in Seattle, April 28 - May 1 /  Virtually April 28 - May 8 Seattle-based NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) is excited to celebrate their 15th Anniversary with over 250 short films from the next generation of NFFTY filmmakers.  The 2022 hybrid festival kicks off with a weekend of in-person events in Seattle April 28 through May 1, and continues online through May 8 with a comb...

Meeting Point Vilnius (March 30 – April 1) Showcases Baltics, Ukraine and Beyond

  Competing for the Coming Soon Award: ROBERTA by Lithuanian director Elena Kairytė (documentary) © Elena Kairyté A vital part of the Vilnius International Film Festival which kicks off  today March 24, its industry program Meeting Point Vilnius (March 30- April 1) brings together fresh projects from the Baltics and beyond, with special attention to Ukraine. The festival has expressed a strong stance on unconditional support for Ukraine, as Lithuania has opened its ...

Indigenous Screen Summit at BANFF: celebrating Indigenous cultures and representation within media

A new ‘festival within the festival’ launching Sunday June 12 (8:30 am - 1:00 pm MT) with a Pitch Forum showcasing Indigenous-led scripted films, drama series and comedy projects in development presented to a panel of Canadian and International buyers and funders, along with an industry audience. Access included with your 2022 BANFF Festival pass Throughout BANFF 2022, we will bring together Indigenous entertainment industry profes...

New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2022

As distinct from other European countries, French Cinema has a strong presence in the United States, as evidenced by many French films and, to a lesser extent, French series, found in major and minor streaming services. The French presence is also maintained by the close to fifty French film festivals in North America with the extensive  support from French governmental institutions that consider French cinema as a crucial part of French culture. Compared to France, the German global film...

African Monarch combats climate change with film festivals and honours Jeff Bridges and David Morse is a proud partner of the festival    It is not everyday a Monarchy founded a film festival, it is the first of its kind, hosts editions in multiple markets, and highlights "films of purpose," all in an effort to save the planet, and even works year round supporting cocoa farmers world-wide and spreading the message of climate change, and gender equality. This is no other than our festival partner Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals...

The Toronto Distillery Historic District welcomes the Lavazza IncluCity Festival

After the drive-in success at Ontario Place, ICFF partners with Dream for the 2022 edition   TORONTO LANDMARK TO BE TRANSFORMED  INTO AN OPEN-AIR CINEMA VILLAGE   TORONTO – ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District, from June 27 – July 16, 2022.   Following last summer’s successful drive-in event at Ontario Place...


          For two years, artists have had all the difficulties to express themselves to their public.  To allow the OFF DE CANNES to continue to defend their interests in a more efficient way, we are pleased to announce the reopening of the Great International Web Contest since Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The goal of the team, this year, is to give us the means to bring artists and art lovers more visibility in order to obtain a real recognition from our insti...

Porto Femme at FEMCINE12 - 2022

This program intends to show some of the Portuguese’s films that were part of the Official Selection of the last four editions of Porto Femme. A look at the festival is also a look at some of the latest films in Portuguese cinema with a woman's signature. In this program, the public will be able to meet some of the already established women’s directors of the Portuguese cinema, as well as some of the new names that are now emerging. A program with animation, documentary...

Final Cut in Venice: the call for the 10th edition opens today

Final Cut in Venice: the call for the 10th edition opens today on / Announcing the workshop breeding talents and awards at international festivals that supports films from Africa and the Middle East   Launching today 15 March on the website of La Biennale di Venezia, is the call for the 10th edition of the Final Cut in Venice workshop, which will take place from September 3rd to 5th 2022 as part of the Venice Production Bridge of the 79th Venice...

Announcing the Locarno Residency, a new development workshop for first features

    The Locarno Film Festival is pleased to announce the launch of a new project named Locarno Residency, with the support of Swiss Life: a tutorial pathway for young filmmakers working on their feature-length directorial debut. The Residency provides tutorial assistance and a first-feature development support screenwriting program, with both online sessions and in-person group workshops in Locarno. Candidates can apply until 2 May 2022. Following up on the 9th edition of L...

CANNESSERIES trailer for Season 5, the festival starts April 1st

Sahring the new trailer for CANNESERIES 5th edition of the Festival International des Séries de Cannes. Cannes April 1 - 6  !   Created in 2018 by an independent association chaired by Fleur Pellerin, CANNESERIES, Cannes’ International Series Festival, aims to represent and highlight series from all over the world. The official selection features exclusive International and French series and focuses on creativity and audacity. The Festival's ambitio...

Sonoma International Film Festival Announces Full Film Slate & Special Events for 25th Anniversary Festival March 23-27

FESTIVAL SLATE AND SPECIAL EVENTS  ANNOUNCED FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 23-27 Special Guests Karen Allen, Jacqueline Bisset,  Jacques Pépin, Aaron and Adam Nee, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Joanne Weir And More Than Fifty Filmmakers Converge on Sonoma for Festival Sonoma, CA — A festival 25 years in the making, Sonoma International Film Festival celebrates this milestone with a slate of more than 120 independent, international films s...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! N°1000 and 4

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 DO NOT MISS A BIT from  Berlin, Santa Barbara, CANNES, Cesar and many more  including industry comments on the war in UKRAINE! Weekly newsletter N°1003 // 1002 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 196 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured FOLLOW US : ...

The Oslo Film Festival 2020 & 2021 editions are going online this week end

  Oslo Film Festival partnered with Endavo to welcome you all to a virtual event between March 18 - 20 2022. You can now watch an amazing lineup of films anytime, anywhere   Get access to the festival for free here. Submissions for our next edition have also opened! To submit and join OFF 2022 click here.   Enjoy the online festival starting today ...

On The Eve of Its Independence Day, Vilnius IFF Acts On Russian Boycott with Ukraine Focus

Bad Roads © Kristi Films Lithuania knows a thing or two about staying silent. That silence ended on 23 August 1989 when two million people across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a human chain: the Baltic Way. Seven months later, on March 11 1990, Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to declare independence. The Vilnius International Film Festival (March 24- April 3.) is the first festival to boycott Russian cinema by refusing all Russian films and to act on this p...

Santa Fe Film Institute to Receive a Grant from National Endowment for the Arts for SFiFF

    The Santa Fe Film Institute(SFFI) has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA) for a grant to support the 14th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival(SFiFF), which will take place October 19th–23rd, 2022. Support from the NEA will benefit local filmmakers, students, and independent film throughout New Mexico.   This is the third consecutive year that NEA has recognized SFFI's creative and cultural impact with a grant award.&...

Fantasporto returns with a strong slate of 21 world premieres

Among 55 films in Portuguese Première in the 3 competitions FANTASPORTO 2022 PRESENTS 25 EUROPEAN AND WORLD PREMIÈRES, A RECORD NUMBER IN PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVALS. The program also includes a retrospective of Classical Movies from the 30-60’s   The 42nd Oporto International Film Festival is proud to announce the proof of its international status: of the new 55 films (most in competition) almost half of them, 21 in fact, are in WORLD PREMIÈRE and 5 in EUROPE...


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