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    AFM 2023 runs October 31- November 5, 2023 will be covering AFM 2023  (44 th edition) in person with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... ...

Background and Perspectives on Film Festival Consulting for your films

Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

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Submissions open for the Julien Dubuque Film Festival: April 24 – 28, 2024

Regular Deadline: January 8, 2024 January 22, 2024 Late Deadline February 1, 2024 Extended Deadline   We are now accepting submissions for the 2024 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $35,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information. Watch the 2023 AWARDS CEREMONY Highlights Video by   The JDIFF Video Channel: ambiance and interviews Emai...

Call for entry for the 19th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 23-27, 2024)

Submission Deadlines for MBIFF 19 Earlybird Deadline October 6 Regular Deadline  November 17 Late Deadline December 8 Extended Deadline December 29, 2023 Notifications March 8, 2024 Event Date April 23 – 27  2024 The MBIFF is a World Class Event. Submissions end December 31st,  2023, submit through, or through the festivals website, Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top 25 ...

"Of Things Past" Starring Legendary Actor Michael Moriarty, Louise Caire Clark and Tara Reid to Debut on VOD on October 3rd

Big Apple Film Festival 2023 Official Selection, Of Things Past, a truly unique production, over 37 years in the making, at last will be enjoyed by North American viewing audiences beginning October 3rd on Amazon, Vudu and major cable systems’ VOD.   Tony Award, Golden Globe and three-time Emmy winner Michael Moriarty returns to the big screen, with co-stars Louise Caire Clark and Tara Reid in the drama, that first began filming in 1985. The movie was never released and has b...

The Chinese Film Market in 2023

US film box office revenues in China are declining and only two films from the US were among the top ten hits in China last year. The lion's share of the Chinese audiences seems to have shifted their preference to domestic films. Before the pandemic, it was expected that in any given year at least five US films would be among the top 10 movies in China. The available data from 2014-2018 confirms this. However, in 2019 only two US films achieved the same success. The same held true in 2021 ...

Seminci will host the Independent Film Market. MERCI Valladolid, the only initiative of its kind in Spain

   Co-organized by the Festival and ADICINE, it will exclusively program the most eagerly awaited independent film premieres for exhibitors, television channels and platforms.     From October 25 to 27, Valladolid will host the third edition of the Independent Film Market (MERCI Valladolid), an initiative co-organized by Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI) and the Association of Independent Film Distributors (ADICINE), conformed by 16 of Spain's leading...

MIA 2023 - First Guests Announced

MIA | MERCATO INTERNAZIONALE AUDIOVISIVO Roma, Italy, October 9 - 13 2023 THE GLOBAL AUDIOVISUAL ECOSYSTEM TO MEET AGAIN IN ROME AT MIA 2023   Among the first confirmed speakers: Paramount's Nicole Clemens; Sara Bernstein of Imagine Documentaries; Marge Dean of Skybound Entertainment; Waltz with Bashir director and author Ari Folman; Severance producer Nicholas Weinstock of Invention Studios; James Townley of Banija   ...

The figures of the 2023 VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE show growth over 2022 and 2021

The Venice Production Bridge, an integral part of the 80th Venice International Film Festival, and a specialized hub where film professionals can converge to advance and finalize their projects, is being held from August 31st to September 8th, 2023. The Venice Production Bridge receives the support of the European Commission through its Creative Europe and MEDIA programme. The figures of the 2023 VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE in compar...

MIA MARKET 2023 which is held in Rome, returns this year from October 9th-13th for its 9th Edition.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FREE PRESS ACCREDITATION Click HERE to register! Both in-person & live digital streaming passes available   MIA MARKET 2023 which is held in Rome, returns this year from October 9th-13th for its 9th Edition. Registration for both industry and press passes (available FOC)  are now open. To register, click HERE. Due to MIA's global reach free press passes have been made available with both in-pers...

Cinematic Betting: The Evolution of Casino Portrayals from Classic to Contemporary Films

Casino themes and gambling have perennially captivated Hollywood. From the early 20th century's noir classics to today's high-octane blockbusters, filmmakers' fascination with the casino milieu has been evident. This portrayal has evolved, reflecting the changing times, societal norms, and perceptions of the casino world.   1. The Golden Era: Glamour and Intrigue The Golden Era of Hollywood brought about a sense of awe and opulence in its films. Casino portrayals were no...

TIFF 2023 announces Industry Selects and additional sessions for Industry Conference

TIFF 2023 Industry Conference takes place September 8–12    TIFF is excited to share the 2023 Industry Selects lineup. Screening for accredited buyers during the Festival, this curated selection of 12 films go beyond the Official Selection, and are all available for worldwide acquisition.  “As the media industry continues to evolve, TIFF strives to foster creative innovation in both the development and business of storytelling,” said Anita Lee, TIFF Chie...

European Film Market Presents Italy as “Country in Focus” 2024

    After the successful return of the European Film Market (EFM) in February 2023 with record numbers of 11,500 plus trade visitors, more than 600 exhibiting companies and over 1,500 market screenings, the EFM is now announcing its guest country for the upcoming edition. “Country in Focus” 2024 will be Italy.   The EFM's “Country in Focus” programme was launched in 2017, but due to the pandemic, the EFM 2021 ...

VIDEO: a look inside AFM – Watch!

The American Film Market is more than just an event! It’s the place where independent creativity and business perfectly intertwine. Over five days, AFM immerses you in the world’s film community, opening monumental opportunities to network, expand your knowledge, gain visibility, discover new production options, develop future projects, and access industry professionals who finance, produce and distribute independent content globally.   In the next few weeks, AFM will start ...

Tryon International Film Festival, this year marks the debut of the highly anticipated "Best Narrative Podcast"

Tryon, NC - The Tryon International Film Festival is proud to announce the debut of its exciting new addition, the Podcast Listening Room, in collaboration with iHeart Radio. This marks the festival's first-ever inclusion of a dedicated space for podcast enthusiasts, spotlighting the burgeoning art of audio storytelling. The event will take place during the festival's ninth edition, highlighting a carefully curated selection of captivating podcasts for attendees to indulge in.   ... will cover next Ventana Sur with online dailies November 27 to December 1st

Ventana Sur is the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America, and it is a must in the schedule of distributors and buyers from the international industry. Organized by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the Marché du Film – Cannes Film Festival, Ventana Sur brings together all the different players from the...

Germany and Quebec - Focus of the Venice Production Bridge 2023

La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce that Germany and Quebec will be this year’s Focus of the Venice Production Bridge, which will be held from August 31st to September 5th, during the 80th Venice International Film Festival (August 30th – September 9th), organized by La Biennale di Venezia.  FOCUS ON GERMANY supported by  FOCUS ON QUEBEC supported by  After succe...

Submit to the 16th NYC Independent Film Festival (June 5-8, 2024)

August 31, 2023 Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2023 Regular Deadline January 15, 2024 Late Deadline February 15, 2024 Extended Deadline Website I Profile on I Facebook I Twitter I Email  contact I       Submit a Film to the 2024 New York City Independent Film Festival Using...

Record year for Africa and the Fonds Image de la Francophonie at Cannes 2023

  After many years of scattered Cannes awards honoring one or two projects from so-called "southern" countries... 2023 is an exceptional year for African and Arab cinema.   11 films from these regions were featured in the various Cannes sections this year. Among them, 7 feature films, including 4 directed by women, received financial support from OIF.  A harvest of awards for these films in the official selection:   FOURDAUGHTERS by Kaouther Ben ...

We are Uk Film - A Cultural Test! Press conference sketched by Nesta

Celebrations of UK film took place during Marché du Film at UK Pavilion 118 in the International Village at the Marché du Film daily from 09:00 (16-24 May). Nesta's sketchbooks are full of the character and environment settings of both cinema and literary worlds, they are an original storyboard collection of festival travel sketches, with pen and paper. Nesta's Sketch Collection commenced in 2007 covering The Berlinale Talent ...

Magnum x JVKE

Going along with their universe theme, Magnum hosted singer and tiktok artist, JVKE, at their exculisve Magnum Beach Club at the Cannes Film Festival. He is the writer of hit song "golden hour."  Magnum interviewed JVKE and Dr. Robert Alexander about their new remix- "golden hour stars and sun remix." Dr. Robert Alexander used NASA data to track sounds from the sun, which were then added into JVKE's hit song.  After the exculisive interview, JVKE played th...

Program Schedule: May 22, 2023 - Join us for Golden Globes Day at The American Pavilion!

Including a discussion with the director of "May December," Todd Haynes!     ...


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