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2016 Isabel Santos Tribute at Havana Film Festival New York

By Maria Esteves – April 12, 2016 The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY16) tribute to Cuba’s iconic actress ISABEL SANTOS commenced Monday, April 11, 6:00PM at the Instituto Cervantes New York. The premiere films VESTIDO DE NOVIA (His Wedding Dress), directed by Marilyn Solaya starring Isabel Santos and Santos directorial debut of EL CAMINO DE LA VIDA (The Path of Life) documentary short preceded the panel discussion The Actor And The Camera with actress/director Santos ...



MIFF 2016: Festival Director and Jackie Shroff meet the press

Midway through Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), the Director and the Brand Ambassador met the press on Monday, 01 February, at the Media Centre, in the Films Division Complex. It was the customary mid-fest conference, but with the addition of a new feature, the brand ambassador. “I am delighted to see that large numbers of viewers are sitting in our halls and watching documentary, short and animation films from around the world,” began Mukesh Sharma. (He was being...

MIFF 2016: Master Class by Festival Director Mukesh Sharma

MIFF 2016: Master Class by Festival Director Mukesh Sharma Varied experience and a long, eventful career, make Mukesh Sharma just the person to speak on ‘How not to make films’. And he speaks so fast that he can compress so much in an hour-and-a-half! On 30 January 2016, a packed and refurbished RRIII theatre, on the 10th floor, of the Phase I building, at the Films Division headquarters in Mumbai, heard him talk about his acclaimed film children’s feature film Anokha Aspata...

Andrew Rodgers has been appointed executive director of the Denver Film Society

  The Board of Directors of the Denver Film Society (DFS) announced that Andrew Rodgers has been appointed executive director of the non-profit organization that annually presents the internationally acclaimed Denver Film Festival and provides year-round film programming and education at the Sie FilmCenter. Rodgers will assume his full-time duties in March after relocating from Winston-Salem, N.C., with his wife Iana Dontcheva, a filmmaker and professor, and their daughters Mia and Anya....

Aspen Film Announces Maggie Mackay As Artistic Director

Aspen Film, one of Colorado's premier non-profit film organizations and presenter of Aspen Filmfest, Aspen Shortsfest and Academy Screenings, announced today the appointment of Maggie Mackay as Artistic Director.    Mackay brings 15 years of industry experience to the organization, most recently having served as Director of Nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Senior Programmer of the Los Angeles Film Festival under the ...

Open submissions to the Paris Art and Movie Awards

The PAMA will run sept 25-27th, 2015. The event will screen several blocks of shorts from all over the world, moreover from USA and France. Features and scripts are accepted too. 20 awards may be reward the best artists and filmmakers in a range of 10 categories. All categories can be found on the festival's website. All nominated movies, special events, french premiere and professional meetings will be held in the historical heart of Paris : Saint-Germain-des-Près. Out ...

Frat Dude Secret Gossip

Frat Dude Secret Gossip   Due to extreme high volume of requests and curiosity of the general public this blog/article has to be published. The “Fratmen Fratpad Tributes” are more than 100s of songs and more than 1000 music videos given as a tribute to all the  Fratmen of Arizona. Kindly note the songs are not random and they are about actual people. The setting of the music videos is Arizona. All the other States such as California, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Chicago, Wisc...

Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes

Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes by Moira Sullivan Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel , Rachel Weisz, Paolo Sorrentino, Michael Caine and Madalina Ghenea at Cannes photoshoot Courtesy of Festival de Cannes used with permission The premise of Paolo Sorrentino’s film “Youth” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festivalon May 20 is paradoxical. In the end it feels that...

Berlinale 2015 Interview: Lirio Ferreira for Blue Blood

  Interview with Lirio Ferreira, director of Blue Blood - opening film of Berlinale Panorama 2015    Lirio Ferreira was born in Recife in 1965. He started directing films while studying journalism. His first feature Baile Perfumado premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1997, followed by Árido movie (2005) and many documentaries that have won numerous prizes in Brazil and beyond. Blue blood is his third feature film, opening this year’s Berlinale Panorama.&nbs...

Dayo Ogunyemi: Spreading stories using affordable digital cinemas

Dayo Ogunyemi has been appointed CEO of The Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA. Watch him in 2012 when he was the CEO of 234 Media, a firm that made principal investments in media, entertainment and technology sectors in Africa. [Note: We want you to see these talks exactly as they happened! The archive footage might be a little rougher than the usual talk.]   ...

Meet the Cine Las Vegas Staff

  Jean Anne Lauer - Film Festival Director Jean joined the staff at Cine Las Americas in preparation for the 2009 festival, bringing with her a dedication to the development and promotion of independent and international film. She enjoys working with a talented and diverse team at Cine, to curate and present selections of Latin@, American Indigenous, and Ibero-American film and media, during the annual festival and other events throughout the year. ...

2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Deadline Approaching!

Enter your film today to be a part of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival! The Newport Beach Film Festival regular deadline is DECEMBER 19th.   During the week of the festival, Newport Beach Festival hosts over fifteen special events and mixers, including our intimate Sunset Series receptions for filmmakers, that offer the opportunity to meet fellow filmmakers and industry professionals.   FEATURE FILM: $65 SHORT FILM: $55   The Festival will run from April 23rd to April...

2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Thanksgiving Special

The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 350 films from over 50 different countries, including short and feature length narrative, documentary, animated and student films. In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and an industry seminar series whose past participants have included Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast), John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), and Joe Walker (1...

Cieri Media Best Music Video Award 2014

Peder's music video "Ghost of a Smile" is not only remarkable, it won the Cieri Media Best Music Video award at this year's festival, along with a $500 cash prize!  You can watch and hear Peder's amazing work through Vimeo, if you didn't get a chance to watch it at our festival. If you would like to learn more about Peder and his music, please go to: or

Cieri Media Best Short Documentary Winner 2014

Did you get to watch "My Friend Ed" during the festival? If not, you missed out on watching this years Cieri Media Best Short Documentary. Congratulations to Sharon Baker for winning this award and receiving a $500 cash prize! Their next stop is Los Angeles, so if you're in the area, please go see this hilarious and wonderful documentary!  For more information on "My Friend Ed", you can head to their facebook page @ ...

Shriekfest 2014 Lineup Announced -- Tickets on Sale Now!

2014 Schedule: 42 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the FOURTEENTH annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 2-5th, 2014.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years!  That says a lot about a location's qua...

Israel Film Center Festival: A Conversation with Fest Director Isaac Zablocki

Over the past week, cinephiles converged on the JCC in Manhattan for the annual Israel Film Center Festival featuring the "best of" recent Israeli and Jewish productions. Filmmakers and actors mill about this Upper West Side forum, but one personality rules the stars: Festival director Isaac Zablocki, who founded both the showcase and the Center and who serves as the JCC's film programs director. He is also the executive director of the Center's annual Other Israel Film Festi...

10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival - Call for Entrys now open.

The 10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival is now accepting submissions at:       ...

Let the community decide who to fund!

We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...

Interview with Andriy Khapakhchitalk about Ukraine @Cannes 2014

Apologies for video cut off but this impromptu interview with Ukraine's Kyiv International Film Festival (Molodist) director at Cannes 2014 talks to as the future of his country is as fragile as ever making headlines around the world.       ...


Jean-Marc Thérouanne Festival de Vesoul   If you go down on the beach today may 21st - de cinq a sept- you're sure of a big surprise.....the biggest clutch of film festival directors in one party.. All summoned by FilmFestivals.Com supremo Bruno Chatelin  -for it is he- to the most truly international bring-a-bottle party you ever might see. This traditional Cannes rendez-vous  is jointly hosted by that maven of the Black Nights of Tallinn - Madame Tina L. -...

M.U.F.F. Films to Screen at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis.

Minneapolis (May 2-4, 2014 Mpls Convention Center)    MINNEAPOLIS-- the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival teams up with Wizard World Comic Con, the world's largest pop culture convention, for a 90 minute film presentation from it's festival archives.    The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival promises to continue to wow audiences with innovative underground horror and sci-fi films along with music videos by award winning independent direc...

Jonas Holmberg New Artistic Director at the Göteborg Film Festival

Jonas Holmberg succeeds Marit Kapla as the new artistic director at the Göteborg International Film Festival. Holmberg has been the festival’s international program director and the deputy artistic director since 2012. Today he’s taking over as director while Marit Kapla gains responsibility for the festival’s new digital film channel.  “The festival means a lot to very many people, so I’m taking on this assignment with great humility. Under Mari...

Cellar Door Film Festival Teammates at SPARTA LXXII Film Challenge!

SPARTA Film Challenge!   Join some of CDFF team as we check out the SPARTA LXXII screening!   Several of our team members have been invited by the SPARTA Film Challenge series to act as jury members for their latest film competition screening. Acting as judges at the event are Festival Coordinator Gina Freitag, and Programming Officers Renuka Bauri, Ramin Khanjani and Patrick Mullen. This event will be hosted by the Mayfair Theatre on Sunday, March 9th, 2014.   ...


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