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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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Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Festival (Bulletin Board), your Film (Showcase)...

Content Quebec on Demand: a spotlight on Québec productions and expertise with panels and keynotes...

From now until April 30, audiovisual industry professionals around the world will have an opportunity to discover the best of what Québec has to offer through Content Quebec on Demand, presented by C21. Key players from the creation, production, broadcasting and distribution sectors will have access to a window showcasing and promoting Québec expertise and talent. The program of this virtual event includes interviews, round tables, discussions and exclusive content.   Cont...

The Locarno Industry Academy arrives in Africa

  The Locarno Film Festival is pleased to announce the first edition of the Southern Africa-Locarno Industry Academy, in collaboration with the Realness Institute of Africa. The 2021 edition of the ongoing training project for young film industry professionals will take place online from 26 September to 2 October 2021 and will welcome participants from all over the African continent.  The Locarno Industry Academy is the workshop of Locarno...

Best for Fests 'The Sound of Us': Trailer

Music is the sound of truth, the sound of hope. It is the sound of unity and courage. During this critical time in history, the profound truth remains that music is the great, universal language.     ...

Best for fests 'The Sound of Us' by Chris Gero - A note to festival directors

Dear Festival friends,   Thank you for considering our documentary feature "The Sound of Us" for inclusion in your film festival.    "The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.   As the world grapples with uncertainty, the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not...

Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, April 19

Warner Bros.' Godzilla vs. Kong continued its reign atop the box office for a third week, with $7.7M in ticket sales at 3,001 locations across North America.  The monster showdown has delivered a welcome shot of revenue to exhibitors, returning more than $80M over the 19 days since it opened on 3/31. Universal's R-Rated thriller Nobody continues to punch out ticket sales, maintaining second place on the weekend box office with $2.5M, and $19M after four weeks.   Sony'...

Seattle Closing Night Celebration with Rosa’s Wedding

  April 18, 2021 Join us as we wrap up the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival with a presentation of our Golden Space Needle Awards winners, and a screening of Rosa’s Wedding, from SIFF favorite director Icíar Bollaín (Yuli (2018), The Olive Tree (2016)). At the awards ceremony, the juried and audience awards will be presented live, so be sure to cast your vote on the SIFF Channel for your favorites! EVENT DETAILS Su...

This Week on EarthxTV April 12 - 18

WATCH       Program Schedule   Join us for EarthxTV show premieres ----  our Earth Day Celebration April 16-25.     Film Festival April 16-25 ...

Watch The Melbourne Short Film Festival 3rd Edition Online Now!‌

The Melbourne Short Film Festival partnered with global streaming platform FILMPIXS and welcome all visitors to a virtual event between April 23 - May 2 2021. Bringing an amazing lineup of films anytime, anywhere ...

Shortie film festival will take place online in 2 weeks

Shortie Film Festival is fast-growing annual film festival based in Brooklyn, New York. During a two day event we hold live screenings, talks and networking afterparties at a beautiful rustic 19th century loft.    Shortie represents filmmakers of all backgrounds and levels of experiences. We promote and support young talents helping them to get industry recognition in New York City.    We love and support movies made with small and bi...

Check the EFS Alumni Edition of the 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Virtual Showcase!

  Please join us for The American Pavilion 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Virtual Showcase EFS Alumni Edition  The Showcase will be viewable ONLY from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2. There will be a live Q&A with the filmmakers via Zoom on Sunday, May 2 at 2:00 PM (PT). You will receive the EFS site password along with Zoom login info after you register. REGISTER HERE!   For more informat...

Matteo Garrone’s “Pinocchio will open LA, Italia 2021 on April 18th at the TCL Chinese Theatres

  Pinocchio will open LA, Italia 2021 on April 18th At theTCL Chinese Theatres   “Pinocchio,” Matteo Garrone’s new movie starring Federico  Ielapi and Roberto Benigni will be shown at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres here on April 18th as the opening film of the 16th edition of  the ‘Los Angeles, Italia Festival’, which is presented by the Italian Ministry of Culture and Intesa Sanpaolo.   ''To bring this universally known I...

Online retrospective of 5 films from Radu Jude to celebrate his Golden Bear for 'Bad Luck Banging, or Looney Porn'

  Radu Jude: Forget About These Films! Online Cinema DAFilms Launches Two-Week, Five-Film Radu Jude Retrospective With Live Conversation   Streaming service DAFilms, the VOD platform of the festival association Doc Alliance, will host an online retrospective of five films from Radu Jude to celebrate his Golden Bear for Best Film for Bad Luck Banging, or Looney Porn (2021). This special program will run from Friday 16th to 30th April 2021 and includes t...

Petition to Save Latina Film Commission! -

Petition #SaveLaLatinaFilmCommission (on Change.org) Ken Loach, while collecting the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, launched his indictment to an unbridled and unregulated world: "Not only is another world possible, but it is necessary", where we must fight for justice and equity, respect and dignity of people. And he, who taught us the lesson of cinema capable of telling, moving and stirring consciences, today, with those harsh and coherent words, spoken with a clench...

Call for Entry – 19th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland

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Fantoche calls up innovative, courageous, and creative filmmakers to submit their new films now on filmfreeway.com/festival/Fantoche or fantoche.ch/submit. Fantoche is looking forward to the latest short films in any possible animation technique! Animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2018 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2018 and last no longer than 40 minutes.   Submission is free of charge and will close on 16 May 2021....

Watch the trailers from Fantasporto 2021

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Bergamo Film Meeting 2021 / Line-up unveiled

The 39th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting will take place from April the 24th to May the 2nd 2021, and will be officially opened on Friday, the 23rd of April at 8 pm with the world premiere of Brucia. Ancora. Paolo Fresu, Elio Biffi, Paolo Spaccamonti, Gerardo Chimini play Il fuoco by Giovanni Pastrone, which will be broadcasted online on BFM social channels for free. The Festival programme includes 7 feature films, all Italian premières, in the ...

New agreement between IMAX and Barco to further collaborate on cutting-edge laser light source technology worldwide

Barco and IMAX Corporation have announced the further expansion of their long-standing relationship. The goal is to reinforce the provision of exceptional laser cinema experiences to audiences worldwide. As part of the expansion of their ongoing partnership, the companies will now collaborate on optimizing the use of Barco’s latest cutting-edge laser light source technology to help power IMAX systems globally, further enabling IMAX to convert its over 1,000 systems to laser over time. An...

THUNDER FORCE’s Melissa McCarthy & Octavia Spencer get super jabs, ready?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Hey, the German trailer for THUNDER FORCE starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer is almost more hilarious than the English version of the Netflix superhero flick to be released April 9. Can you imagine more unlikely Super Friends from childhood? No, you can’t, trust me. This is one caped caper worth the subscription fee alone for the super streamer. Watch… You’ll never listen to Seal again without a trigger-wa...

Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, April 5

Godzilla vs. Kong has shaken the U.S. box office back to life since its mid-week opening. The monster sequel from Warner Bros. earned $48.5M in five days since last Wednesday, with $32.2M coming in over Easter weekend. This result represents a record-breaking opening since the pandemic began 14 months ago.  Sony's horror film The Unholy also debuted this weekend, taking second place with $3.2M in ticket sales.  Universal's R-Rated action thriller Nobody followed in a close...

The Gotham Presents: The Future of Distribution – Reinventing The Industry - 7PM on Thursday, April 15th

Join the conversation with distribution decision makers as they discuss the current state and future of distribution. How has a year and a half of social distancing changed how independent films are distributed? On April 15th we’ll be hosting our second panel on the Future of Distribution, an opportunity for attendees to hear from distribution decision makers on how they’ve spent the past year successfully transitioning with the times and how you can utilize these new virtual ...

Luke Bracey and Brittany Snow to star in new thriller BIG NICKEL shooting end of this year

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Australian superstar Luke Bracey (Warner Bros.’ Point Break, Academy Award winner Hacksaw Ridge) and Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect franchise, Hairspray) are set to star in the new feature film thriller Big Nickel. Tom Chilcoat is making his feature directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with David Birke who penned the acclaimed Oscar nominated film Elle starring Isabelle Huppert, and Screen Gems’ Slender Man starring Joey King.   Start of Principal Photography is set for W...

Highland Film Group enters first look output deal with Short Porch Pictures - Alec Baldwin cast in first film SUPERCELL

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Leading independent worldwide sales agent Highland Film Group announced today that it has entered into a non-exclusive first look output deal with Ryan Winterstern and Nathan Klingher’s newly launched production company Short Porch Pictures. Under the far-reaching deal, Highland Film Group will represent worldwide or international sales rights, depending on the project, to feature films produced by Short Porch Pictures.   Academy Award® nominee Alec Baldwin (The Departed, &ldquo...

Arclight Films locks North American distribution for QUEEN BEEES starring Ellen Burstyn and James Caan

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Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired North American rights from Arclight Films, to distribute the heartwarming dramatic comedy ‘QUEEN BEES’. ‘QUEEN BEES stars Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd, Loretta Devine, Elizabeth Mitchell, and French Stewart. The Astute Films production is directed by Michael Lembeck from a screenplay by Donald Martin and story by Harrison Powell. Gravitas Ventures will release ‘QUEEN BEE...

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