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    We, at, are extremely proud of our relationships and partnerships with these amazing film events: AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn,  FestForums Santa Barbara, FestForums New York, Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Animaze, WoFF Glasgow, UNAFF, Bridges Festival, Bahamas Int Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fa...

South African Film Festival Opens This Week!

    The South African Film Festival (Australia and New Zealand) opens this week with 21 vibrant, diverse films on show for Australian and New Zealand audiences. Tickets are now on sale for The South African Film Festival (SAFF) which opens on Saturday 7 May with in-cinema screenings in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane. The Festival launches with the documentary Nobody’s Died Laughing, a revealing and intimate look at the legendary South African...

Elba Film Festival sets 2022 dates!

Here at the Elba Film Festival, we are excited to finally announce the dates of our next edition!   We will be celebrating some of the world’s best short films on one of Italy’s most beautiful islands from the 12th until the 18th of September and we can’t wait to welcome you amongst our guests. Another exciting news that we are delighted to share with you is that from this year onwards we will screen the films in more than just one location and venue. Our...

The Golden Gate Awards at the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival

Image courtesy of SFFILM This morning, SFFILM announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Awards competition at the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival at a live-streamed event hosted on The Golden Gate Awards were created the same year the Festival was founded in 1957 and are notable both as a qualifier for films under 40 minutes for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and as a launching pad for internationally renowned filmmakers early in thei...

Queer East Film Festival announces full 2022 edition programme

The third edition of Queer East Film Festival will take place in venues across London from 18th to 29th May Some Highlights of th eupcoming edition: Showcasing rarely seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia and amplifying the voices of Asian communities in the UK 17 features, 16 shorts, 2 programmes of artists’ moving image, one VR experience, one TV Series 7 UK premieres Films from 17 countries across East and Southeast Asia and beyond, with a focus on Thailand this ye...

Panorama-cinéma launches its streaming platform LE PANOPTIQUE

Following the screening of Mécanique de l’assassin: les premiers courts de Denis Côté at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, the online magazine Panorama-cinéma, which co-presented the event, announced the launch of its streaming platform, Le Panoptique. It is now accessible at:   Not seeking to present works currently shown in theatres, Le Panoptique rather offers a programming that falls between the cracks of the distribution...

LFFEC 2022 will be held from September 23rd to October 2nd

It’s official: LFFEC 2022 will be held in autumn, from September 23rd to October 2nd. The date chosen for Effetto Cinema Notte is October 1st, while other showings are scheduled from April 30th to May 29th, but we will soon come back to those. The showings will be a kind of preview of the Festival activities and will be organised in collaboration with the Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo and Over The Real.  We also seize this opportunity to introduce the incre...

15th EDITION OF NFFTY kicks off In-person in Seattle, April 28 - May 1

Celebrate NFFTY's 15th anniversary!     15th EDITION OF NFFTY In-person in Seattle, April 28 - May 1,  Virtually April 28 - May 8 Seattle-based NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) is excited to celebrate their 15th Anniversary with over 250 short films from the next generation of NFFTY filmmakers.  The 2022 hybrid festival kicks off with a weekend of in-person events at SIFF Cinemas in Seattle April 28 through May 1, and conti...

CineYouth kicked off: Cinema/Chicago's annual festival highlighting shorts

  CineYouth, Cinema/Chicago's annual festival highlighting shorts by the next generation of filmmakers from across the U.S. and around the world, begins TONIGHT! Join us in person at FACETS Chicago (1517 W. Fullerton Ave.) this weekend to see amazing and inspiring short films and special live Q&As with filmmakers. Our Opening Night presentation of Chicagoland is rush-only. Rush tickets will be available at the door 10 minu...

South African Film Festival (Aus & NZ) Returns for a 4th Year!

From 07 – 24 May 2022, The South African Film Festival (SAFF) will once again bring the very best of contemporary South African film to Australian and New Zealand audiences, both in-cinema and online. This year’s festival features a diverse program of 21 films, from hard-hitting documentaries to heart-warming short films, and from blockbuster features to personal stories. This rich offering gives diverse audiences unique insights into South Africa, its creative force, the strength...

35th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles Announces Film Programming

30 NEW ISRAELI FEATURE FILMS AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING DOCUMENTARIES INCLUDING ISRAEL’S RECORD-BREAKING BOX-OFFICE HIT COMEDY SAVING SHULI AND MULTIPLE OPHIR AWARD WINNING TITLES  FESTIVAL RUNS MAY 5th – 26th The 35th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli cinema and television in North America, unspools this year both in theaters and virtually from May 5th – 26th.  The Festival’s Opening Night ...

FEFF 24 launches with a chinese opener The Italian Recipe and closes with Confession, Korean thriller

THE ITALIAN RECIPE: one magic night in Rome Co-produced by China and Italy, director Hou Zuxin's romantic comedy will be the official opener of Far East Film Festival 24! The FEFF will conclude on April 30 with gripping South Korean thriller Confession by Yoon Jong-seok.   The eagerly-awaited world premiere of The Italian Recipe, directed by Hou Zuxin and shot in Rome, will officially open the Far Eas...

18th Athens Digital Arts Festival "FutuRetro" planned for 25 – 29 May 2022

  18th Athens Digital Arts Festival “FutuRetro” 25 – 29 May 2022 Kotzia Square, Athens City Center Βuilding complex of notoshome The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) presents FutuRetro, a celebratory 18th edition and a five-day gathering in the heart of Athens at the historical landmark of Kotzia Square. From the 25th – 29th of May, the building complex of notoshome and Kotzia Square will be revived to host an innovative exciting program with wor...

Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals (Lagos) Spotlight on Women in Rural Communities in Africa

Award winning filmmaker Cheryl Halpern's Kande Bode "Don't Get Whipped" wins award and sheds light on Indigenous Rural Women in African Communities    Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals Lagos Edition hosted a variety of films ranging from Climate Action, Social Justice, Animation, to films on practices on cocoa plantations. On Saturday April 9th, the festival exhibited "Spotlight on African Women" in rural communities from 4pm - 5pm at Silver...

48th Seattle International Film Festival announces Jury, Mentors, and New Works-in-Progress Forum for Return to In-Person Fest

The Festival returns as an 11 day hybrid event, April 14-24, 2022 New Works-in-Progress Forum to highlight two features from Sweden and Belarus/Ukraine SIFF has announced the Jury, Industry Mentors and New Works-in-Progress Forum films for their first in-person edition of the Seattle International Film Festival since 2019. The new, streamlined Festival will run 11 days, April 14-24, 2022, and include an online portal in addition to in-cinema screenings. “We are so happy to hav...

Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania, Jury President of the 61st Semaine de la Critique

  La Semaine de la Critique, the parallel selection of the Festival de Cannes dedicated to first and second films, is proud to announce that the President of the 61st edition will be Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania.  Born in Sidi Bouzid, the director kicked off her career in Tunis and, throughout her four short films, her documentary and four feature films, the work she crafted is deeply rooted in life and social satire. Screened at ACID in 2014, her first feature, The Bl...

CinemAid Ukraine Charity Film Marathon will be held around the world

Screenings of Ukrainian films as part of the CinemAid Ukraine Charity Film Marathon continue. More than 50 full-length and short films will be shown in different parts of the world. Approximate screening schedule: 17.04 – Antalya (Turkey) 18-20.04 – Sofia (Bulgaria) 22.04 – Wrocław (Poland) 28.04 – Nairobi (Kenya) 25.04-2.05 – Riga (Latvia) 7.05 – New York (USA) 15.05 – Los Angeles (USA) 16-20.0...

The 2022 Brainwash Movie Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Festival Calling for Entries

  A rarefied and unique event: A drive-in movie festival high in the eastern California Sierra Mountains! Screening the weird, unusual and significantly great (but, probably, unheralded) movies of the world for the past 26 years. Every season, the Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival screens your movies, gives awards and now going online, too! Join us! Submit your movie and/or come on out for the shows, or stay home and see how it all looks on the home movie screen. No...

Meetings on the Bridge announced the award winners

Organised within the scope of the Istanbul Film Festival and as part of the Common Cultural Heritage: Preservation and Dialogue Between Turkey and the EU–II (CCH-II) Grant Scheme financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the European Union, Meetings on the Bridge announced the award winners.   Supported by Anadolu Efes, Meetings on the Bridge had its first hybrid edition. The selection included one documentary and nineteen feature film projects, as well as six...

Inaugural Hollywood Arab Film Festival (HAFF) will celebrate the Arab American Heritage Month

Hollywood Arab Film Festival (HAFF) inaugural edition of the festival is scheduled from 27-30 April 2022 at Universal AMC Cinema at CityWalk, Hollywood.   HAFF marks the celebration of the Arab Heritage Month. It is founded by a non-profit organization with the aim of bringing Arab cinema to the heart of Hollywood City. The festival provides Arab filmmakers with the opportunity to gather and showcase their work to their Western peers and to directly interact with Western audience. &...

Katra Film Series Festival of Spring 2022 ready to kick off

During Katra Film Series Festival of Spring 2022 several independent American and International filmmakers will showcase their best work.   This will be a Three-day event, the schedule is as follows:  April 19th/20th: Film Screenings: Doors Open 6PM | Location: Regal Cinemas (Times Square) (247W 42nd St Manhattan,NY 10036).   Afterparty:  Location: Daltons (611 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036)   April 21st: Awards Show and Gala | 7 - 10PM | Location: Vine ...

REEL Recovery Film Festival CALLING

  The Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival screens films dealing with all aspects and perspectives of ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES: The consequences, tragedies, comedies, scientific beliefs, personal experiences, societal influences, attitudes and medical issues, to name a few. The mission of the festival is to give a forum to new and experienced filmmakers who have made honest and relevant films about the human condition and the world of addiction and recovery. ALL SUBMISSION...

African Royal Monarch holds second edition film festivals and awards in Lagos in an effort to support farmers and cocoa farmers

By Staff Writer Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals Lagos (RCIFF) edition from April 7-11th proved to be a needed event not only for the country of Nigeria, continent of Africa, but also on an international level. There are many reasons the film festival which debuted last November 25th at the Kingdom of Eti-Oni, supported and launched by Osun State Governor, His Excellency Adegboyega Oyetola is making a global impact. For starters, the Film Festival was Founded by a Reigning African Mon...

Tryon International Film Festival Announces 2022 Judges

  Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) announces the judges for the eighth annual celebration of the cinema arts in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7, 8, and 9, 2022. “I am happy to say we’ve added three new judges, in addition to the judges who have supported this festival for many years,” Festival Co-Founder Beau Menetre said. “We are honored to have such esteemed judges, working professionals in the film industry...

21st Sacramento French Film Festival returns to theatres June 2-12, 2022

  In June 2022, the Sacramento French Film Festival will be back in not one, not two, but three theatres! • Thursday, June 2 TOWER THEATRE – Opening Night - 7pm • Sunday, June 5 ESQUIRE MAX THEATRE – ALL DAY • Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12 CREST THEATRE – ALL DAY Champagne & Dessert Reception on the evening of Saturday, June 11. We also plan to maintain a virtual presence with films presented on our Streaming ...


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