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IFFI 52, 048: A look at NFDC, its Board and Management

IFFI 52, 048: A look at NFDC, its Board and Management Now that National Film Development Corporation is all set to absorb Directorate of Film Festivals, Films Division, Children’s Film Society of India and National Film Archive of India, it’s time to take a good look at NFDC itself. There is no mention at all of this merger on its website yet, but we do know about the re-structuring, especially at the top. They have a new Managing Director, and he is called Ravinder Bhakar. Ra...

European Film Market 2022: Exhibition Spaces Largely Booked Out

SHAPING CHANGE: "EFM Industry Sessions" Call on the Film and Media Industry to Jointly Shape the Future The EFM is expecting buzzing business not only at its main location, the impressive Gropius Bau, as the industry returns to Berlin © EFM / Juliane Eirich The European Film Market (EFM) of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto "It all (re)starts here"...

Marché du Film returns in Cannes 17 to 25 May

  2022 is coming! The Marché du Film team wishes you a Happy Holiday season and all the best for the year to come! We are looking forward to seeing you from 17 to 25 May in Cannes.  Save-the-Date: Registration opens on 14 February.   ...

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What Makes a Good Film?

  ...An adaptation of a good book (series like frank Herbert's)... ? there is more of course   If ever there was a subjective question, then it would be this one. To analyse what exactly makes a good film arguably takes away from the magic of films themselves. Everyone will agree that films are one of the most loved things on Earth and one only must look at how much money the industry rakes in to see this in numbers. The allure of films was almost instantaneous following the bir...

Ventana Sur conference program in full gear: Bienvenidos a Ventana Sur 2021

  Conference program online! Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BEYOND BORDERS: SALES & ACQUISITIONS In this panel of leading experts in sales, acquisition and distribution we discuss the current and future of film with an emphasis on the industry, commenting on different experiences in markets and with film productions. MAS ALLÁ DE LAS FRONTERAS: ADQUISICIÓN Y VENTAS Especialistas en ventas, adquisición y distribución discuten a...

IBC Cancels Amsterdam Event Amidst Escalating COVID Concerns

IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event has been cancelled. The move follows growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the past week, and feedback from the IBC exhibitor and visitor community. The IBC Partnership Board made the decision today in order to prevent exhibitors and visitors from travelling to The Netherlands. Due to take place on December 3-6 at The RAI in Amsterdam, IBC20201 will now focus on bringing the content and tech...

Asia Video Summit Wraps Up a Week of Events Highlighting the Resilience of the Industry

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) ended off the year with a series of virtual conferences attended by over 1600 delegates across Asia Pacific, and its first in-person industry conference and dinner in over two years, Resilience 100, at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.    The Asia Video Summit, which was supported by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor, was honoured to have Mr. Edward Yau, GBS, JP, Secretary ...

Submissions open for the Julien Dubuque Film Festival: April 20 – 24, 2022

Regular Deadline: December 6, 2021  We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information.   Email I  467 Bluff Street Dubuque, IA 52001 United States I Website I Profile on I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT   Known for it's quaint loca...

Call for entry for the 17th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 19-23, 2022)

December 10, 2021 Late Deadline December 31, 2021 Extended Deadline SUBMIT I Website I Profile on I  Email contact I Facebook I Twitter     Submission Deadlines for MBIFF 17 Submission Deadlines for MBIFF 17   October 2nd to November 19th                  &nbs...

RIPPLES: Chinese Whispers

A gentle but gorgeously photographed short documentary, QUIETLY seems to offer some correctives to current tales of social or humanitarian injustices within the vast lands of China. A handful of artlessly handled interviews with hard-working women from the distant province of Xinjiang  reveal a country  where the traditional and contemporary ways of life seem to blend smoothly, even successfully. A dutiful daughter is packing cotton for despatch, picked in the enormous fiel...

RIPPLES : gathering embrace and awards on the festival circuit

Prague, Czech Republic-On October 22, 2021, the Prague Film Festival Awards Ceremony was held online. The film RIPPLES won "Best  Documentary Short  Film" and the  "Audience Award", it was screened on the online platform of the Festival, attracting a large audience, one of the comments described it as  "a magnifying glass to see the real life in Xinjiang, China". A few days later the film won Grand Jury Prize at the Amsterdam International Fil...

RIPPLES: Stories of Businesswomen from Xinjiang to Yiwu

Benoit Lelievre: director Huaqing Jin:  co-director   Ripples is a documentary short that focuses on how trade restrictions on cotton from Xinjiang since 2020 has affected four women who have lived in Yiwu, China for the past several years. They were born in Xinjiang and moved to Yiwu and with members of their families run their own business. In their stories they express a longing for Xinjiang and its natural resources, an autonomous region in China where 80% of the country&...

RIPPLES - Yiwu Women: Successes and Concerns

RIPPLES  by Benoit Lelievre offers a cogent interpretation of their lifes by some women who have spent several years in  Yiwu City in the Zhejiang Province of China settling there coming from the  landlocked  Xinjiang autonomous Uyghur province where Uyghurs and Han Chinese live together. Also popular as a foreign tourist destination  it has lately drawn international  media attention to its  cotton industry boycott  by some Western  countries.&nbs...

RIPPLES, Review: A silky, velvety film about cotton-rich Xinjiang

RIPPLES is 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 bordered by the Chinese province...

4th Annual “Production Without Borders” Showcase During Annual Film Market Reaches 6,000+ Online Views

Virtual Panel Featured E! Founder Larry Namer,’s Ali M. Aksu, Anteriya Films’ Anna Fishbeyn, Actor/Filmmaker Angelo Reyes, and Three-time Telly Award Winner Sue Vicory, with Moderator’s Colin Costello On November 2, 2021 at 2 pm PST, Cloud 21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( presented the fourth Annual Production Without Borders Showcase, a special virtual event held during AFM. The by-i...

India’s Ministry of Tourism holds Seminar on Film Tourism

India’s Ministry of Tourism holds Seminar on Film Tourism India's Ministry of Tourism in association with Ministry of Information & Broadcasting organised a Symposium on Film Tourism at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai, on November 8, 2021. The symposium aimed to promote Film Tourism by exploring opportunities available in the states for conducting film shootings.  What is Film Tourism? ‘Film Tourism’ is when a viewer gets induced to visit a particular location af...

Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Film Line-Up for 2021

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILM LINE-UP FOR 2021   Performances from Jena Malone, Anna Camp, Lili Taylor, an Animated Film from Academy Award-Winner Bill Plympton and Several Premieres Are Among the Highlights       Napa, California– Produced by Cinema Napa Valley, the annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its film line-up for the virtual film festival version this year. The five-day festival showc...

VIDEO replay of all AFM sessions still available

Did you miss an #AFMSession this week? Find ALL the sessions under SESSION REPLAYS on the #MyAFM platform for your convenience! Pacific Stage Day 1 It's More Fun Film... The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), through its FilmPhilippi... | 2021 The Filmmakers Pod... | 2021 Black Filmmakers a... Film lovers have never been treated to such a wide variety of Black films. Today... | 2021 How to Win at Mode... In a modern streaming world, viewers are one click a...

The Film Commissions who made an impact at AFM

EXHIBITORS A - Z Apulia Film Commission Audiovisual from Spain Barrow Group, LLC Busan Film Commission DIADEMA SERVICE Di V. Doni & c. Dominican Republic Film Commission Edmonton Screen Industries Office Film Alula ...

Altitude has acquired the UK & Irish distribution rights to fantasy/drama feature The Lost Girls.

    THE LOST GIRLS   Altitude has acquired the UK & Irish distribution rights to  fantasy/drama feature The Lost Girls. The film is inspired by J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan and is based on the novel by Laurie Fox.  The film is written and directed by Livia De Paolis (Emoticon ;)), in which she also features along with an ensemble cast including Joely Richardson (101 Dalmatians, Nip/Tuck), Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement, Letters to Juliet), Julian Oven...

AFM 2021 closes with 2 concerts

AFM2021 Closing Night was fun and loud with 2 World Premiere Concerts with performances by: WORLD PREMIERE CONCERT:MICHAEL RYAN & DIFFERENT PLACE WORLD PREMIERE CONCERT:MICHAEL RYAN & DIFFERENT PLACE Director: Rob Clother & Chris Barfoot Michael Ryan (lead vocals), Gil Garagnon (guitar), Brian Gee (drums), Sean Quinn (guitar), Dave Sweetenham (bass), Mark Vennis (guitar and backing vocals), Peter Walker (trumpet, saxophone, flute, percussion) WORLD PREMIERE CONCERT:MA...

12th Hour - Best for Fests documentary - Educational study guide

For screenings or purchasing the film with teacher's study guide contact  THE VIDEO PROJECT : Educational Media on the Critical Issues of Our Times - A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation - E-mail Arlin Golden or call 1-800-4-PLANET (800-475-2638) or 1-415-981-9710 ...

Coming up events November 4 at AFM Online 2021

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