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  SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES AFM 2021 Online from American Film Market on Vimeo. AFM 2021 runs November 1-5, 2021 Filmfestivals.com will be covering The online AFM 2021  (42 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We wo...

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Origami in the Garden BEST FOR FESTS: The synopsis

This new film is one of the BEST FOR FESTS section for festival consideration curated by Bruno Chatelin former head of Sony and Fox in France. An Artfilm, a LoveStory, and the journey of two artists as they strive to spread Peace and Inspiration throughout the world through sculpture. About the Film Kevin Box has always known exactly what he intends to do with his life. In his words, "I want to have a conversation with people now and hundreds of years into the future."&nbs...

FMX back on site: Hybrid edition set for May 2022

FMX 2022 Film & Media Exchange On site May 3-5, 2022 Online May 6, 2022 Ludwigsburg/Germany, October 12, 2021. In 2022, FMX – Film & Media Exchange will return to its home base in Stuttgart after having been hosted online in 2021. From May 3-5, 2022, FMX will open its doors with a first-class program on site at Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart. On May 6, FMX will shift to virtual mode, offering an exclusive online program that will be available worldwide. The conference ...

Black is Back – The trailer for ITFS 2022 and its makers

As of today, the official trailer of the 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS, May 3 to 8, 2022) is online and can be admired in full length. It is called "Black is Back" and was created by François Chalet. The Swiss artist teaches storytelling and expanded animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and works as a visual artist in the fields of illustration, animation, installation and performance as well as on cross-platform proje...

Cartoon Business 2021: a seminar on development strategies and new business models in the animation industry

CARTOON BUSINESS DELVE INTO THE MAJOR TRENDS OF ANIMATION PRODUCTION IN EUROPE CARTOON's annual programme of activities comes to an end with the last event of the year, CARTOON BUSINESS, a seminar on development strategies and new business models in the animation industry that seeks to provide keys to understanding the current media landscape and its growing trends. To be held on 8-10 December in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the event will feature the participation of profes...

“MOTHER EARTH – from the womb to the tomb” is an award-winning film.

“MOTHER EARTH – from the womb to the tomb,”  a  James W. Hawk short animation film, is an OldMan Hawk Film production in association with HawkMedia Studios. “MOTHER EARTH…” has just been honored by being selected as an AWARD-WINNING FILM by the LOGIHQ International Happiness Film Festival & Exhibition, liHfe-2021 in New Delhi, India. “MOTHER EARTH…” is another chapter of the epic and essential ALEPH TO TAW CHRONICLES and is ...

Persian Film Festival presents A HERO by Asghar Farhadi

PERSIAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS A HERO BY ASGHAR FARHADI From award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation and The Salesman, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners 2012 and 2017) comes A Hero, screening for a limited time at the Persian Film Festival. A Hero is a fraught drama that reflects on the morality of crime and the weight of a good deed, blurring the line between innocence and guilt. The film has received widesp...

VIDEO: Sing 2 | Watch The Final Trailer

  Sing 2 is set for a christmas release : 12/22/2021 On Independence Day weekend 2021, Buster, Meena, Rosita, Gunter, Johnny and Ash prepare for a bigger stage and a brighter spotlight as they leave the Moon Theater for the big city in SING 2. From Illumination, the creators of Despicable Me, Minions and The Secret Life of Pets, comes the follow-up to its smash all-audience event film about the transformative power of music. The next chapter in the blockbuster series from returning wr...

Berlinale Spotlight: World Cinema Fund at “Around the World in 14 Films”

  Clara Sola by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén For many years, the Berlinale has been presenting specially curated programmes outside the festival timeframe. The programme goes by the name of Berlinale Spotlight. Since 2018, the Berlinale funding initiative World Cinema Fund (WCF) has presented a Berlinale Spotlight every year at the Berlin film festival &ldquo...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Eleven New Funding Recommendations

Historical photos from the mood book of Quién mató a Narciso? In the 35th jury session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made eleven funding recommendations for projects from Afghanistan, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mongolia, Paraguay, Peru and Vietnam. The current funding amounts to a total of 493,000 Euros. The WCF is pleased to be able to support independent cinema even mor...

Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Rome

  For many years, the Berlinale has been present around the world with specially curated programmes. The Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and thus makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the entire year.   Under the title Berlinale Spotlight: Generation a programme composed of films from the Generation 14plus 2021 edition will be presented in cooperation with Alice nella città which is a festival dedicated to the young audience in affiliation...

Berlinale Spotlight: Generation in Japan 2021

La Mif (The Fam) by Fred Baillif: The cast at the premiere during the Berlinale Summer Special © Jan Kraus / Berlinale 2021   With its specially curated programmes, the Berlinale has been present around the world for many years. Moreover, the Berlinale Spotlight extends the festival period and makes the activities of the Berlinale visible throughout the year. Under the banner of Berlinale Spotlight: Generation and for the fourth time already, the Berlinale section Generation will ...

VIDEO: watch the prologue for 'Jurassic World Dominion' set to release June 10, 2022

Jurassic World Dominion in theaters June 10, 2022. The Prologue, a new, five-minute special prologue to Jurassic World Dominion, directed by Dominion director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow, is not featured in the film itself but is separate, original content. The Prologue serves as the beginning of a story that will be continued in theaters next summer. The Prologue rockets audiences back 65 million years into the past to experience the world before humans existed—and o...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the launch of the Academy Digital Preservation Forum (ADPF)

academydigitalpreservationforum.org The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the launch of the Academy Digital Preservation Forum (ADPF), a global online gathering place dedicated to exploring the latest issues surrounding digital preservation of motion pictures.  An initiative of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council, the forum hosts original content and resources and will serve as an ongoing discussion place for stakeholders and practitioners within the fi...

Hybrid 25th Ji.hlava is over, 338 films attracted 85,000 viewers

  The 25th edition of the annual Ji.hlava IDFF closed its doors. The festival programme took on a hybrid form: After the physical edition on October 25–30, the online part followed on November 1–14.   The festival presented 338 films and over 100 discussions. There were 5,698 accredited visitors and guests this year, and 85,000 viewers watched the films: more than 30,000 visitors in cinemas and almost 55,000 online viewers. The Inspiration Forum discussions, which are st...

IDFA is in full swing! In case you missed this Industry Talk on innovations in online distribution...

IDFA 2021: The in-person festival edition takes place November 17–28 IDFA Industry Talk on innovations in online distribution, a follow-up to an event from 2019, took place at the Brakke Grond on Sunday afternoon, where representatives of three innovative distribution platforms from the UK, the US and the Netherlands talked about their work with cinemas in the times when the pandemic is not yet over. The talk was moderated by Wendy Bernfeld of...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival competition programs have begun

  The Official Selection and First Feature Competition programs are heating up at the 25th edition of PÖFF The festival’s main competition programme contains seven world premieres, ten international premieres and two European premieres. Nineteen films will be screened in competition, with three films out of competition. It’s a packed lineup featuring a couple of legends, a raft of returning Black Nights favourites and several soon-to-be-s...

C’MON C’MON is a black-and-white gem from Director Mike Mills, Joaquin Phoenix and cast

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Writer-director Mike Mills’ black-and-white film C’MON C’MON is a gorgeous essay on parenting starring Joaquin Phoenix in a role as Johnny, uncle to Jesse (Woody Norman) whose mother Viv (Gaby Hoffmann) is facing down a mental health challenge with the boy’s father, her ex-husband Paul (Scoot McNairy). This is one of the most poetic releases of the year, a showcase for all involved, as complex layers build throughout the...

The Death of My Two Fathers. Interview with Director/Writer/Producer Sol Guy

  Q:  Tell us about the title of your film?   A:  Great question- It’s almost something I need to explain because when people ask me what’s your movie called, and I say The Death of My Two Fathers”… they kind of lean away.  The title truthfully is like a lot of things…it emerged late while in the process of making this documentary.  It was all a journey toward excepting loss and death. A lot of this film is very personal and t...

Next Generation section line up at Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF)

The Red Sea: Next Generation section will celebrate extraordinary films for younger audiences, amongst a wider program of activities and events for young people The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), which will have its inaugural edition from 6-15 December, is today announcing the five feature films and selection of shorts that will comprise the Red Sea: Next Generation section. Red Sea: Next Generation celebrates the most exciting releases for younger audiences, shining a s...

The Wife Of A Spy-Kiyoshi Kurosawa's wartime thriller

Reviewed by Robin Menken Making the most of a TV budget, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s wartime espionage-melodrama Wife of a Spy won the 2020 Silver Lion at the Venice film festival. Kurosawa (To the Ends of the Earth) who started on low budget Yakuza films, went on to direct thrillers after a scholarship to the Sundance Institute. But it was his prescient J-techno-horror film Pulse, and J-horror titles Cure, Creepy and The Grudge that represent how International aud...

Two new docs from the director of Living in the Future's Past : Susan Kucera returns on the festival circuit

12TH HOUR narrated by David Morse Documentary by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past) USA July 2021 51 minutes 48 seconds Much of our population currently lives with hopeful delusions about climate change. These delusions, many of which are built in by evolution, hamper our ability to meaningfully address the problem. Our brains evolved to solve short-term challenges for our survival. Climate change is a long-term challenge to our survival. Can we ...

Ripples, Review: Subtly, gently

Ripples, Review: Subtly, gently Ripples is a film about Muslim women of Xinjiang, who now live in Yiwu, and how they miss their homeland. While China is universally acknowledged as a military and economic super-power, prejudices and misconceptions about the country’s internal matters abound. One such contentious issue is the plight of the Uyghur (Uighur) Muslims, who form a large part of the population of its Xinjiang province, in the north-west, an autonomous region, like Tibet. It is...

18 short films of which 8 are directed by female filmmakers will screen in the Red Sea Festival’s inaugural Short Competition

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), which will have its inaugural edition from 6-15 December, is today announcing the 18 films of which 8 are directed by female filmmakers that will screen in the Red Sea: Short Competition. The Short Competition celebrates the best contemporary short filmmaking from Arab storytellers. The slate showcases the most diverse and innovative stories coming from the region, with the competition highlighting films from student directors, first-time f...

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