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Empathic urban road-trip: „Güeros” by Alonso Ruizpalacios at Berlinale portrays young people in Mexico lovingly

1999 in Mexico City: „Fede”, his roommate Santos and Fede´s younger brother Tomás hanging out in a spartan housing block apartment somewhere in the big city. They have nothing to do, because the university is currently on strike, the power is turned off and the fridge almost empty. And Fede, also called „Sombra” (shade), is afraid of going to be crazy – because of the Tiger, who is haunting in his head. What fairly desolate starts, becomes in &bd...


VIDEOHOLICA 2014 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 7TH EDITION 7 OPEN CALL FOR VIDEO ART 1 - 7 AUGUST 2014, VARNA, BULGARIA VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria starts the new open call for video art submissions for its 7th edition. The 7th VIDEOHOLICA will take place between 1st and 7th August 2014 in Varna, Bulgaria. This year's edition of VIDEOHOLICA will be accompanied by an international panel discussion on the issues and opportuni...

Curacao IFFR welcomes Yellow Robin Award Programmer

Curacao IFFR -  the Caribbean sister festival of the renowned IFFR of the Netherlands -  is extremely pleased to welcome Ms Christine Davila on board as programmer for its Yellow Robin Award film competition. The Yellow Robin competition is for emerging filmmakers with innovative and original storytelling skills and themes tied first and foremost to the Caribbean islands, as well as Central & South America.   The winner of the Yellow Robin Award competition will receiv...

Noida International Film Festival-14

Noida Interntional Film Festival-14   Inviting   Feature Films | Short Films | Animations | Documentaries | Music Videos   Regular Submission Deadline: 14 Jan 14 Late Submission Deadline: 22 Jan 14   Festival Date: 8 Feb 14   To download entry form & for more details kindly visit-   For any query write us at    ...

Festival director Rutger Wolfson temporarily replaced by Mart Dominicus

IFFR director Rutger Wolfson will be absent for an indefinite duration. He will focus on his recovery from an autoimmune disease. Matt Dominicus (1958) will temporarily replace Rutger Wolfson as an artistic director. Dominicus is a lecturer at the Netherlands Film Academy and as a screenplay and editing coach. He was an IFFR programmer from 1991 to 1994 and has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2010.   ...

Meet TIFF programers

Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, Festival Programmer   Alex Rogalski, Festival Programmer   Andréa Picard, Festival Programmer   Brad Deane, Festival Programmer   Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival   Colin Geddes, Festival Progr...

Wilmington’s Cucalorus Film Festival releases early selections

    Cucalorus Film Festival, presented by PNC, hosts its 19th annual cinematic celebration November 13-17, 2013 in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Early selections have been posted on the festival website including Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake, a minimalist homoerotic drama that premiered at Cannes this year. Bobcat Goldthwait’s genre-defying found-footage horror film Willow Creek; Vincent Bal’s charming, fast-paced period drama&...

Biography Ambroise Becchio

Biography     Born in 1981, Ambroise Becchio is passionate of cinema since his childhood. He studies at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français (CLCF) in Paris, and is graduated in directing class. After being graduated, he creates Prodeine Films, where he directs music videoclips, commercials, documentaries, and shorts fiction films, winning a lot of prizes.         Selective filmography          &n...

Interview with Aroon Shivdasani Executive Director: The New York Indian Film Festival

Celebrating its 13th anniversary  from April 30 – May 4 2013, the New York Indian Film Festival was the first festival  in the United States devoted to Indian films and has grown to be the  largest and most influential; helping to set up several other Indian Film festivals in the US. It is part of a comprehensive program in the arts offered by the New York based Indo-American Arts Council. As other specialty or niche festivals, the NYIFF has a unique programming ...

Be Discovered in Hollywood - Hollywood Film Festival®

BE DISCOVERED IN HOLLYWOOD CALL FOR ENTRIES: HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL®- OCT 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2013 The 17th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL is now open for submissions in the follow genres: Features (all genres including animation, drama, comedy, horror), Docs, and Shorts (including animation). SUBMISSION LATE DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2013 – SUBMIT TODAY! ABOUT THE FESTIVAL CONNECT With film presentations taking place in the heart of Ho...

YoungCut Michael Ryan passed away

Bruno Chatelinposted toMichael Ryan a few seconds ago near Paris I did not believe this news, I had to come here on Facebook to discover the sad reality. I deal with thousands of film festivals (as founder) in some case with a very personal relationship...In dealing with him I rarely found such quick creative reactivity. He will be missed. Bruno   ...

Call For Entries - Hollywood Film Festival - Be Discovered in Hollywood

Hollywood Film Festival - DEADLINE is APRIL 30, 2013. SUBMIT NOW!  Our mission at the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL is to bridge the gap between established Hollywood and the global creative community, while providing an avenue of discovery for emerging filmmakers. Be discovered in Hollywood. Submit NOW!  Our Executive Director, Jon Fitzgerald, was the co-founder and former executive director of Slamdance, AFI Fest, Santa Barbara and Abu Dhabi film festivals among others. In add...

Hollywood Film Festival - Interview with the founder Carlos de Abreu

  Hello Carlos can you please tell our audience what the mission of your festival is and what motivated its launch initially and what is your role there? The mission is bridging the gap between established Hollywood and the global creative community, while providing an avenue of discovery for emerging filmmakers. It was motivated by the fact that it was very difficult to access the established industry apparatus. So, we wanted to be able to bridge that gap. We will take this concept ...

What Director Craig Brewer (FOOTLOOSE, HUSTLE & FLOW, BLACK SNAKE MOAN, POOR & HUNGRY) says about the Hollywood Film Festival®

“I remember getting a call from Carlos, the festival founder, saying that he wanted to show my film in the digital showcase. It was a huge deal for me. Some people dream of Sundance and other festivals. For me, with the size of this movie, it just felt like some validation that somebody outside of Memphis saw it and appreciated it. It was a fantastic experience. Probably one of the best of my life,” said director Craig Brewer (FOOTLOOSE, HUSTLE & FLOW, BLACK SNAKE ...

Hollywood Film Festival and CineCause social impact films with related causes

  The Hollywood Film Festival will combine sister organization Hollywood Gives Back® with CineCause, showcasing the other side of Hollywood, celebrating the Industry's creative artists who have supported causes around the world.  These efforts will be presented through the CineCause Spotlight section of the Festival, connecting social impact films with related causes.   Submit your related cause film today!     Festival Contacts...

Jon Fitzgerald Tapped As Exec Director for Hollywood Film Festival

    Jon's experience in the online, film festival, and worldwide fil...

Berlinale 2013: Interview with Dieter Kosslick

  Dieter Kosslick is the Director of the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival and has been in charge of the festival for 12 years. Claus Mueller           What are the most significant innovations this year? Dieter Kosslick         The native program [indigenous cinema], a  program called residency with filmmakers from all over the world to stay with us for six months and we ensu...

Call for Entries!! LIAF The London International Animation Festival (UK), submit Online for 1,5€!!

  Call for Entries!!  LIAF The London International Animation Festival (UK), submit Online for 1,5€!!  If you have a short film, submit it to the LIAF The London International Animation Festival (UK) for 1,5€! through Festhome, a new online submission platform! This festival have £10 entry fee.  Create your free account at where you will find more information on this festival. Remove all the postal fees, submit your entire short film in hi...

Call for Entries!! Academy Award-qualifying, HUESCA International Film Festival (Spain), submit for 2€!! No Entry FEE.

  Call for Entries!! Academy Award-qualifying, HUESCA International Film Festival (Spain) , submit for 2€!!  If you have a short film, submit it to the HUESCA International Film Festival (Spain) for 2€! through Festhome, a new online submission platform! Create your free account at where you will find more information on this festival. Remove all the postal fees, submit your entire short film in high qualit...

Call for Entries!! Academy Award-qualifying, HUESCA International Film Festival (Spain), submit for 2€!!

Call for Entries!! Academy Award-qualifying, HUESCA International Film Festival (Spain) , submit for 2€!!    If you have a short film, submit it to the HUESCA International Film Festival (Spain) for 2€! through Festhome, a new online submission platform! Create your free account at where you will find more information on this festival. Remove all the postal fees, submit your en

THE COLLEGIUM Forum & Television Program Berlin, A.Prettyman, D. Diene-UNESCO

Prof. Alfred Prettyman, Dr. Doudou Diene-UNESCO-The Slave Route Project, Ode to Carnell - Mr Magic Feet - Lyons, Guests,Tap & Tray, Cinema, A Man Without Limits, Featuring Carnell Lyons, Teaching & Performing. "I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won't if I don't...Oscar Brown Jr Only when Lions have Historians, will hunters cease being heroes. African Proverb Production & Direction: Fountainhead Tanz Theatre, Black International Cinema Berlin, Footprin...

Stefan Kitanov receives Europa Cinemas Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2012

Every year Europa Cinemas awards three Prizes to the Best Exhibitors of the Network and this year the Europa Cinemas Award for Entrepreneur of the Year has been awarded to Stefan Kitanov. In the official letter signed by the President of Europa Cinemas – Ian Christie and the Director General Claude-Eric Poiroux it is said that: “The award has been awarded to Mr. Kitanov in recognition of his successful work as exhibitor of Dom na Kinoto, whose annual admissions have doubled ...

Meet the team of Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos

We will be posting video interviews shortly. Meanwhile we would like to introduce to you the men and women whose vision transformed this idea of a world class festival dedicated to US and Mexican films... in Los Cabos (seems almost obvious when you think of it) into a brillant success... THE FOUNDERS                                 EDUARDO SANCHEZ-NAVARRO REDO  Regarded as one of the main p...


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