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SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES AFM 2020 runs November 9 - 13 Filmfestivals.com will be covering The online AFM 2020  (41 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... ...

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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...

Arclight Films locks North America, UK, Australia, and Japan deals for THE SINNERS

Arclight Films’ chairman Gary Hamilton announced today the company has locked domestic and multiple international distribution deals for the teen-cult thriller The Sinners. The North American deal has been signed with Brainstorm Media; the Beverly Hills based distributor founded in 1995 by industry veteran Meyer Shwarzstein. Brainstorm Media is releasing the film on February 19th. International distribution deals include Signature for the UK, Defiant for Australia, and AT Entertainment f...

The 2021 Chandler International Film Festival opened with The Unhealer

  Tonight marks the first day of the 2021 Chandler International Film Festival. Our Opening Night film, The Unhealer, kicks off the film festival with a red carpet prior, and an after party at the Ginger Monkey Gastropub here in Chandler. A Q&A with actors Chris Browning and Elijah Nelson will follow the premiere. The Unhealer in-person tickets are SOLD OUT, but you can still watch it and more fil...

Hollywood is alive and well: Aaron Ryder forms RPC & seals MGM first-look deal

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Just when you thought Hollywood might be DOA for 2021, or at least dormant for the Pandemic, Aaron Ryder just established Ryder Picture Company, and nabbed a first-look feature deal with MGM. Read on, from Screenmancer... LOS ANGELES: Academy Award nominated producer Aaron Ryder has launched a new production company, Ryder Picture Company (RPC), which will develop and produce commercially viable, elevated films. Ryder, a prolif...

Filmmaker Jon Alston talks AUGUSTUS, entry for Best Live Action Short

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent “I am America’s original sin…" and a patriot, opens Director Jon Alston’s AUGUSTUS, spoken by the titular character. With this brief introduction, here is Alston in his own words on making the short for consideration in the current Award Season. But first, a quick synopsis of the 15 minute film. “Augustus, a literate escaped slave masquerading as a free man in Massachusetts in 1841, experiences nightmares of ...

Finding Manny will play at Garden State Film Festival end march

The Garden State Film Festival  March 24 – 28, 2021 is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®. The Garden State Film Festival [GSFF] is a global destination festival that enhances the quality of life in New Jersey by stimulating economic growth through the arts (over 9 million), investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to undeserved populations, and preserving heritage arts. (GSFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emergi...

IRIS selected at First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions

First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions has been designed to be the entry into the Lift-Off Global Network. It is a monthly online showcase, dedicated to screening a collection of globally submitted indie shorts and features (of all genres) from new voices. With startling data on declining audience figures for indie film, we decided to extend our resources to cater for an all-encompassing and welcoming platform where everyone can see the type of work and varying elements from as many projects ...

Marcel Duchamp the art of the possible selected for the Chandler International Film Festival

Due to COVID-19 Pandamic CIFF 2021 will be held at Harkins Theater (limited seating) + Drive-in Theater + Virtual Screening. The Chandler International Film Festival is a diversified and pioneering film festival located in Chandler, Arizona. CIFF is going to screen over 120 films from more than 35 countries! Our 4-day (January 21-24, 2021) festival will include Red Carpet, Opening Ceremony, World Premiers, Award Ceremony, Networking, Workshops, Q&A and After Parties. Chandler Internation...

Marcel Duchamp the art of the possible selected for the Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival

Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival annually takes place January 23 – 24, 2021 in 358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of USA/Canada - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Columbus, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, shining an international spotl...

Marcel Duchamp the art of the possible selected at Austria International Film Festival

The Austria International Film Festival is an event that will let the audience experience vivid emotions and will make an unforgettable impression. Cinematographers from all over the world will be invited to the contest. The winners will be the ones who, according to the jury, have the most unique artistic views of the world in cinema. Austria is a country, from where each corner has prepared its own "tasty morsel" of art and culture. Fans of classical music and Wolfgang Amadeus ...

The workshop for the 5th Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality International wrapped entirely in virtual mode

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    La Biennale di Venezia / Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality /   Workshop held for the 5th Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality International / 12 projects participated virtually from Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, Cuba, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Romania, Turkey     The workshop for the 5th Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality International was held entirely in&nbs...

Judas and the black Messiah domestic Trailer

Judas and the Black Messiah is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed and produced by Shaka King, from a screenplay written by King and Will Berson, based on a story by King, Berson, and Kenny and Keith Lucas. The film details the life of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party in late 1960s Illinois, and his betrayal at the hands of William O'Neal. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield as Hampton and O'Neal, respectively, with Jesse Plemons, Domi...

Overview of the US business for the week of January 18th

At the box office, Open Road/Briarcliff's The Marksman opened to top spot with a weekend gross of $3.2M at 1,633 theatres. Comscore estimates that the Action-Thriller starring Liam Neeson will bring an estimated $3.7M after adding ticket sales for the Monday holiday. Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 dropped down to second place with $2.6M, after having led all films in each of the three weeks since its opening on Christmas Day.  Universal's The Croods: A New Age took third plac...

Mirror Mountain Film Festival now open for 2021 submissions

Are you an independent filmmaker with an original and unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival is officially open for submissions for our 2021 online festival, and we want to see your work! Shorts, medium-length films and features in all genres are being accepted now through FilmFreeway. More info: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/MirrorMountainFilmFestival ...

French Films on the international marketplace and at festivals in 2020

In 2020, French cinema reached 13.7 million admissions and 86.6 million euros in receipts in foreign theatres. It experienced a difficult year, losing nearly 70% of its international box office. But despite most key indicators being in the red, French cinema preserved a strong foothold in theaters and festivals abroad. KEY FIGURES AND TRENDS 13.7* million admissions for French cinema (45.3 million in 2019, down 69.8%*) / Note:...

Voltage Pictures has launched worldwide sales on "THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN" backed by Morgan Freeman’s company

Voltage Pictures is launching worldwide sales on writer-director David Midell’s (NightLights) tragic retelling of the fatal shooting of a 68-year-old Black man by the White Plains, NY, police in the multi-award-winning The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter and Revelations Entertainment’s executive producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi. Voltage will begin talks on the hot title, with buyers immediate...

Only Human selected to have World Premiere at IFFI GOA in the World Panorama competition

The 51st Edition of International Film Festival of India has yesterday unveiled the list of films under the World Panorama section. The line-up consists of fifty films, from across the world. The World Panorama Section Of IFFI Brings Some Of The Best Shots, To Dialogues And Direction, To The Audience. During The 9-Day Festival, Extraordinary Films By Renowned Filmmakers From Around The Globe Will Be Screened For Movies Aficionados. This Year 50 Magnificent Films Will Be Screene...

Award Season’s first salvo is Gary Oldman’s Oscar-worthy MANK

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent “Times are changing, Mr. Mankiewicz,” says GOT’s Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst in the Gary Oldman starrer MANK, but have they really changed? Hearst is TPTB or the powers that be, paying half the salary of CITIZEN KANE screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz without his knowledge. And that’s the only spoiler you’ll find here. Netflix released MANK in theaters back in mid-November, and the Dec. 4 streaming relea...

2021 Sundance Film Festival Announces Additional Films

  Judas and the Black Messiah, Captains of Zaatari Join World Premiere Features; Passes and Tickets on Sale Now The nonprofit Sundance Institute today adds two more world premiere feature films  to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup. The 2021 Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite Screens across the country (public health permitting) from January 28-February 3, 2021. Tickets for these addi...

It's today and live! Don't miss UniFrance's industry day : Beyond Borders 2021

Today January 12th, 2021 marks UniFrance's Industry Day called Beyond Borders 2021, a virtual series of keynotes and round tables to discuss the sales, promotion and exposure of French films in light of the recent market evolutions. This Industry Day is being held in the scope of the 23rd edition of the Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, the President of UniFrance M. Nadav Lapid 10.30 a.m.-10.45 a.m. Keynote – "25 years of French films abroad... and 2020", by Nicolas Brigaud-...

Overview of the US business for the week of January 11th

Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 led all films at the box office this weekend, having taken the top spot in all three weeks since its Christmas debut.  The widely-anticipated sequel to the 2017 original starring Gal Gadot earned $3M this weekend, and has earned $32.6M to-date from ticket sales in North American theatres.  Universal's The Croods: A New Age continues to impress with $1.8M in its 7th week, now having generated $36.9M over its run. Our BOX OFFICE BUZZ video fea...

IFP transitions to Gotham

New Name. Same Mission.   For over forty years, IFP has worked to advance the groundbreaking, enduring, challenging culture of independent film.   BE A PART OF WHAT'S NEXT: Announcing IFP's Transition to The Gotham from Independent Feature Project on Vimeo. New Name. Same Mission.  For over forty years, IFP has worked to advance the groundbreaking, enduring, challenging culture of independent film.   In that time, we’ve grown from a gras...

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela, Anabel Rodriguez Rios, Venezuela, 2019

Submitted as the Venezuela official feature entry for the next Oscar, this outstanding documentary filmed over  seven years portrays the slow death of a small village of Congo Mirado situated in the Maracaibo lake, next to the largest oil producing region of Venezuela.  Anabel Rios’ production focuses on the destruction of an impoverished island community by forces beyond its control. Such a presentation could be filmed about the fate of poor communities in many other  cou...

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