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    FOCUS ON SUNDANCE

    Sundance 2017 - World Premiere of LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

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    LAST MEN IN ALEPPO Section: World Cinema Documentary Competition Directed by Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen   Media Opportunities: Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen will be available Sunday, January 22nd. Please reply to this email for any interview requests   Festival Screenings: *P&I Screening* – Fri, January 20 at 5:30 PM – Holiday 1 *World Premiere* - Mon, January 23 at 2:45 PM – Yarrow Hotel Theatre Public Screening #1 – Tu...
     

    Coming up panels at Sundance

     
    FILMMAKER LODGE     ARE WE ALL THE OTHER: TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES IN STORYTELLING Wed. January 25, 2:00 p.m., Filmmaker Lodge, Park City  /  90 Min   THIS IS NOT A PANEL Thurs. January 26, 2:00 p.m., Filmmaker Lodge, Park City  /  90 Min   PRODUCERS CONFIDENTIAL Fri. January 27, 2:00 p.m., Filmmake...
     
     

    Shorts Awards Announced at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

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    And so we put goldfish in the pool. Wins Grand Jury Prize Winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were announced today by Sundance Institute at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 68 shorts selected from 8,985 submissions, went to And so we put goldfish in the pool., written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa. Full video of the ceremony is at youtube.com/sff. The Short Film pr...
     

    Marjorie Prime Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

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    Actors Tim Robbins, Jon Hamm, Lois Smith, and Geena Davis attend the "Marjorie Prime" Premiere in Sundance   Winners of Commissioning Grant, Episodic Storytelling Grant and Lab Fellowship Revealed    At a reception during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival today, the beneficiaries of $60,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation wer...
     

    Sundance Film Festival 2017: Power of Story - The New Climate

     
    Join Jeff Skoll (Founder and Chairman, The Skoll Foundation), Dr. David Suzuki (scientist and broadcaster), Amy Goodman (moderator), Mohamed Nasheed (Former President, Maldives), and Al Gore (Former Vice President, United States of America) for a discussion on The New Climate. ...
     

    Sundance Institute Announces 2017 Recipient of Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists

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    Fellowship Honors Artistic Contributions of Late Māori Filmmaker   Amie Batalibasi (Australian Solomon Islander, Feralimae/Kosi) from Melbourne, Australia, is the 2017 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship—an annual fellowship named in honor of the late Māori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010). The announcement was delivered today at the 2017 Sundance Film Fe...
     

    Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation Collaborate to Support Diverse Independent Filmmakers

     
    Foundation Backs Institute’s Annual Screenwriters Intensive, Year-Round Diversity Work   Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will collaborate to support diverse independent artists, they announced today at a reception at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. As part of a two-year commitment, the Foundation will support the Institute’s Screenwriters...
     

    GOLDEN EXITS (U.S. Dramatic Competition) Written and Directed by Alex Ross Perry

     
    (Acquisition Title/WME and Forager Films) Starring Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny and Analeigh Tipton     Synopsis: Nick has settled into a safe existence in a small pocket of Brooklyn, where he currently toils on an archival project for his father-in-law. Soon, 20-something Naomi arrives from Australia to assist Nick for the semester. She has no acquaintances in the city beyond a loose family connect...
     

    The low-down on how to get tickets for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!

     
    To purchase tickets, visit sundance.org/tickets ...
     
     

    Meet The Artists in Sundance

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    Get behind the scenes of the films from Sundance 2017 with the filmmakers themselves as they prepare to premiere at the Festival. Their stories will inspire you, artists and audiences alike.     Meet the Artist '17: Joe Piscatella         1:45 ...
     

    LAST MEN IN ALEPPO in World Cinema Documentary Competition

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    Directed by Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen   Nowhere is the human toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war more brutally manifest than in the lives of Aleppo’s “White Helmets”—first responders to the devastating bombing and terrorist attacks that have pushed this city to the brink of collapse. Volunteers Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi rush toward bomb sites while others run away. They search through collapsed buildings for the living and dead. Contending with...
     

    Digital Film Cloud Network in Sundance

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    Sundance is here! This year the acquisition race can't get any hotter, just take a look at these four amazing movies.  ...
     
     

    Netflix Debuts Trailers For Two Upcoming Films Ahead of Sundance Premieres

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    Netflix original films I don't feel at home in this world anymore. starring Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood, and Deidra & Laney Rob a Train featuring newcomers Ashleigh Murray and Rachel Crow, will make their world premieres at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival before launching on Netflix later this year.    One of the most highly anticipated films at the festival,  I don't feel at home in this world an...
     

    Sundance Film Festival 2017: How To New Frontier

     
    Find out where and how to immerse yourself in the multimedia art pieces of New Frontier.   ...
     

    The 2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today

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    The 2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today with the Day One Press Conference at 1 PM MT!   If you're at #Sundance this year, take part in our Snapchat and Instagram Challenges: http://bit.ly/2iOGNPd ...
     

    Sundance Film Festival 2017: Opening Day One Press Conference with Robert Redford

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    "Presidents come and go.. We support the storytellers and let them tell their stories." - Robert Redford ...
     
     

    SUNDANCE: BENDING THE ARC Documentary Premiere on Doctors & Activists Who Turned Tide of History

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    BENDING THE ARC World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim will attend the world premiere of the stunning new documentary feature BENDING THE ARC at Sundance Film Festival and will be reunited with lifelong friends and co-founders of Partners In Health Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl (daughter of British novelist Roald Dahl) and patients from around the world whose lives were saved by their remarkable work. From directors Academy Award-Nominee Kief Davidson, Primetime Emmy Award Winner...
     
     

    My Father’s Tools Premieres Native Documentary Short

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    2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Premieres Native Documentary Short My Father’s Tools *** A Wapikoni mobile Production ***   My Father’s Tools, an observational Canadian documentary directed by first-time aboriginal filmmaker Heather C...
     

    SUNDANCE 2017: Route One Entertainment and Roadmap Writers Select Winner of First Annual Script Initiative

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    Dorothy Pecoraro-Bertram has the winner of their first annual script initiative Leading production, development and financing company Route One Entertainment and screenwriters resource organization Roadmap Writers today announced the winner of their first annual film and television competition to select a script for Route One’s option and development. The winning project is Sabiya, written by Dorothy Bertram.   The partnership with Roadmap Writers, championed by Vice Pr...

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    FOCUS ON ROTTERDAM

    IFFR starts today in Rotterdam

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    Bero Beyer, the IFFR Festival Director, tells filmfestivals.com and the rest of the world that he is ready to welcome us all. "International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. The festival's focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers. However, within the four sections the Festival presents, there is also room for retrospectives and themed programmes...

    Full line up of panels at IFFR 2017

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    IFFR PRO PANELS During the first week of IFFR, the Filmmakers Hub organizes and hosts a series of panels and debates. Top industry professionals and experts attending the festival and CineMart will share their experiences with other professionals and dispense important advice to up-and-coming filmmakers.  The panels are informal, yet highly instructive, and are a great forum for filmmakers to get their questions answered and for Industry pros to meet new talent...
     
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    The industry programme of the 46th edition. A wide range of interesting panels, discussions, masterclasses and off course many, many (PRO) screenings will make you feel right at home on Planet IFFR. Check the online line up of films and events at IFFR2017 ...
     
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    The American film Lemon by Janicza Bravo will open the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on 25 January. Janicza Bravo’s impressive debut is a witty, no-holds-barred portrait of a likeable failure, with co-writer Brett Gelman (Dinner with Brett Gelman, Married), Judy Greer (Ant-Man, The Descendants), Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boiler Room) and Michael Cera (Juno, Arrested Development) in the leading roles. Lemon will have its ...
     
     

    SUPER DARK TIMES, the feature debut by Kevin Phillips, will have its world premiere in Rotterdam's Bright Future

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    The only US fiction feature in Bright Future this year, the film comes to us from the producers behind BLUE RUIN by Jeremy Saulnier. Set in the mid 1990's, SUPER DARK TIMES is a suspenseful and intelligent film about youth and the loss of innocence - what happens when the darkness lurking beneath the surface of everyday life begins to emerge.   A terrible accident transforms best friends from high school Zach and Josh into enemies. This ambitious thriller is set in the American subu...
     
     

    IFFR and Océ kick-start innovation with Propellor | Kickstart partnership

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    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) invests both in talent and in technology in order to keep cinema relevant and vibrant. IFFR’s co-production market CineMart and film tech hub Propellor are entering into a cooperation with Océ  – A Canon Company - a global leader in digital imaging & printing. During CineMart 2017 the Propellor | Kickstart event will take place, developing new models for the production, distribution and screening of films. Th...
     

    Masterclasses by Olivier Assayas, Béla Tarr, Andrea Arnold and Barry Jenkins at IFFR 2017

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    Acclaimed filmmakers Olivier Assayas, Béla Tarr, Andrea Arnold and Barry Jenkins will be attending the 46th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), where they will give masterclasses on their work and influences. These masterclasses are part of an extensive line-up of talks centred around IFFR’s themed programmes and unique, one-off film screenings. French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep, Clouds of Sils Maria) will talk about his previous works, his main infl...
     

    IFFR welcomes 57 emerging producers to Rotterdam Lab

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    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017 New and returning partner organisations from Kosovo, Macedonia, Chile, Kenya and USA   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will welcome 57 promising emerging film producers from ...
     
     

    world premiere in the Bright Future Award Competition of SELF-CRITICISM OF A BOURGEOIS DOG by Julian Radlmaier

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    The Rotterdam International Film Festival (25 January – 5 February 2017) has championed the presentation of works by talented up-and-coming filmmakers and also features them prominently in the competition sections. This year sees SELF-CRITICISM OF A BOURGEOIS DOG by Julian Radlmaier (faktura film, DFFB) having its world premiere in the Bright Future Award Competition. THE BURGLAR by Hagar Ben Asher (DE/IL/FR, Rohfilm) has the international premiere in the Hivos Tiger Competition. Four fi...
     

    IFFR opens up the filmmaker’s laboratory in Nuts & Bolts with Special focus on Joost Rekveld

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    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam runs 25 January - 5 February 2017 In its Deep Focus: Nuts & Bolts programme section, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents a series of unique machines from the studios of independent filmmakers and artists. Through an exhibition, film screenings and live performances, Nuts & Bolts reveals just how wide-ranging the diversity of techniques used is: from digital and high-tech to analogue and deliberately anachronistic. Dee...
     

    20th Century Women closes the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

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    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam will run 25 January - 5 February 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will close its 46th edition on Saturday, 4 February, with the European première of the American film 20th Century Women by Mike Mills.    20th Century Women is a poignant, heart-warming portrait of fifteen-year-old Jamie, who is being brought up by his eccentric mother and two younger women. The film is a love-letter to those who bring u...
     

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    FOCUS ON BERLINALE AND EFM    

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    Adventure by Mississippi river starts here! - "Happy Log" released in USA on DVD!!

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    On the verge of depression following the murder of his father, Cory, a nervous, guilt-ridden 12-year-old “altar boy”, is coaxed  by his adventurous best friend, Ben, to prove their manhood by embarking on their first overnight fishing trip out in the wild on the Mississippi Bayou’s Wolf River; but their trip goes awry when the hapless “altar boys” become targets of a mob hit in progress by a cold-blooded assassin who is determined to collect on a gambling debt. 
    Watch the trailer for "Happy Log" I  Contact Ted Chalmers I www.tomcatfilmsllc.com I www.summerhillfilms.com/

    Sci Films 2017 from Summer Hill Films presented at Berlin

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    Altered Spirits  Scifi, action
    Four young people are pulled into an alternate dimension through a portal in a sweat lodge. On the other side four murderous spirits of centuries-old gold hunters await to steal the young peoples’ bodies and return to the living world.More

    Horror/thriller "All I Need" starring the racy rising star Catlin Stacy terrifies in UK, and soon in US too!

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    Horror/thriller "All I Need" (a.k.a. "Wake in Fear") has been released in UK and the US release will follow in February, as the deal with Gravitas Ventures and Girls and Corpses has been successfully closed. Several territories are still available. All I Need (2016) Horror, thriller
    A young woman, Chloe, wakes bound and gagged in a dirty motel room. Disoriented, it only takes a moment to realize the horrifying situation she finds herself in. The room is filled with other young women, not unlike her: beautiful, undressed, and bound. However, she’s the only one that wakes up – and the only one that can hide when the Killer who’s set it all in motion comes to make his withdrawal from the room....

    Contact Ted Chalmers I www.tomcatfilmsllc.com I www.summerhillfilms.com/

     

    Roxane Mesquida, Richard Edson and Julie Delpy join cast of “Burning Shadow” from filmmaker Alex Nahon

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    The film will mark the feature directorial debut of Nahon, co-screenwriter of “2 Days in New York” (directed by Delpy). Nahon has also shot campaigns for Macy’s and music videos for artists such as Lykke Li and Adan Jodorowsky. Specifics of the plot are currently under wraps but it is dark noir with sci-fi undertones and has been likened to the works of David Lynch and David Cronenberg. Filming is set to start in late Spring. Roxane Mesquida Her credits include:...
     

    Norwegian entries: From the Balcony and The King’s Choice selected for Berlin’s Panorama

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    Norwegian directors Ole Giæver and Erik Poppe return to the Berlin International Film Festivals Panorama sidebar.     Norwegian writer-director-actor Ole Giæver has become a Berlinale favourite: for the third time will he participate in the Panorama sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (between 9-1...
     

    Panorama 2017 Programme Complete: Powerful European Auteur Cinema

     
    Three Surprising Indie Gems from China and Hong Kong / Brazil Well-Represented with Five Films   With the invitation of 24 further feature films, the selection for the Panorama 2017 programme has been completed. 51 works from 43 countries have been chosen for screening in the section, including 21 in Panorama Dokumente and 29 feature films in the main programme and Panorama Special. 36 of these films will be celebrating their world premieres at the Berlinale, while the programme also feat...
     

    EFM 2017 Line up from Celluloid Dreams

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    EFM Horizon : Virtual Reality, Computer Games, Startups, New Technologies and Innovations @ EFM

     
    The film industry of the future, with the newest technological developments, trends that provide a glimpse of things to come and evolving business models, is the focus of a total of five innovative events united under the newly created label “EFM Horizon” and made possible with the support of Audi. The platform, which encompasses the formats “Propellor | Speednic”, “EFM Startups”, “VR NOW Con Business Mixer”, “Game <3 Cinema” and &ld...
     

    Self-criticism of a bourgeois dog premiers at EFM

     
    (OT: Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes)   GERMAN PREMIERE Director: Julian Radlmaier, Germany, 2017, 99 Minutes, Aspect ratio: 1,37:1, Sound format: 5.1, original language & subtitles: German/ English   Self-criticism of a bourgeois dog (Germany, 2017) is a political comedy with magical twists. The first full-length feature film by director Julian Radlmaier, who also plays the leading role, will celebrate its German premiere at the section Perspektive Deutsc...
     

    Forum 2017: Special Screenings

     
      The Forum now completes its programme with a series of Special Screenings which unearth cinematic gems and engage with film history.    Moroccan director Ahmed Bouanani (1938-2011) faced difficulties of all kinds in trying to get his vision across. Although he himself was only able to complete one feature, he paved the way for the first generation of artistically ambitious filmmakers in his country, whether as a pioneer in working with archive material, as a trailblazer...
     
     

    TriCoast @ EFM 2017

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    AMELIA 2.0   Futuristic female suspense.   A desperate husband, offers up his wife's dying brain to be the first consciousness downloaded into a robotic replica. Amelia 2.0 fights political controversy, emotional turmoil, and her right to exist.   &nbs...
     

    “Books at Berlinale”: Twelve New International Novels Ripe for Screen Adaptation

     
    On February 14, film producers attending “Books at Berlinale” will have the chance to discover twelve new literary works that lend themselves perfectly for adaptation to the screen. The selected novels will be presented at a pitching session in the framework of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. At a get-together following the session, the invited producers will be able to join in conversation with respected, internationally active literary agents and representatives of publishing h...
     

    EFM 2017 Line Up from Devilworks

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    EFM Line up from ITN

     
    MOONTRAP: TARGET EARTH 90 min. Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi. HD. 2016. Complete.  Cast: Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave), Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny), Damon Dayoub (Stichers, NCIS), Cara AnnMarie (Containment), Chris Newman (Batman vs. Superman)   Synopsis:  A long forgotten ancient spacecraft discovered on Earth. Investigations carried out by Scout transport her to the ...
     

    Groundbreaking film the bomb with live performance by The Acid to screen in Berlinale Special

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    Creators Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser will take the international premiere of their film on the paradoxes of nuclear deterrence to Berlin   The bomb is a 55-minute experimental multimedia film that immerses the audience in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons. The Berlin screening will feature a live performance of the score by electronica band The Acid. the bomb exists at the intersection of art, politics, and technology and places the viewer in the...
     

    Berlinale 2017: Competition and Berlinale Special Are Complete – Master Directors, Newcomers, and Stars Galore

     
    The Competition and Berlinale Special of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival are now complete. 18 of the 24 films selected for Competition will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.   The Berlinale Special will present recent works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries, and extraordinary formats, as well as brand new series from around the world.   Berlinale Special Galas will be held at the Fr...
     

    EFM Line up OneEyedFilms

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    Inicuo: The Brotherhood / Dir Alex G Alegre / Mexico / 87’ / 2016 Horror    Scream Fest / Morbido Film Fest / Oaxaca Film Fest  Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre   "Interisting... Inteligent... well worth it” Letterboxed   After a voyage of self discovery Federico creates a new religious cult. Aided by his followers, he kidnaps Fernando, a ...
     

    EFM: Harvey Keitel in "BROOKLYN GUNS" Teaser Premiere!

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    First promotional footage now available for this gritty New York crime thriller at EFM!  NOW IN POST PRODUCTION   LONGLINE   A violent criminal, recently released for a murder he committed at just 17-years-old, travels overseas and moves to Brooklyn. Though his relatives try to keep him on the straight-and-narrow, he soon immerses himself in a dangerous gangster underworld and his love for neighborhood girl ...
     

    DON'T SAY NO UNTIL I FINISHED TALKING: THE STORY OF RICHARD D. ZANUCK

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    An inspiring portrait of a cinema icon, Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking examines the different facets of Zanuck's life and career, from his family legacy to his successes and challenges. It features a wide range of interviews, including extensive conversations with Zanuck himself.  Also featured are interviews with such Hollywood notables as:  Steven Spielberg...
     

    Abramorama has partnered with Sword Rowe Capital to establish a Filmed Content and P&A Fund.

     
     The fund will target music driven films as well as other genres building on Abramorama’s experience in targeting niche markets. The initial fund will enable Abramorama to become involved in projects at an earlier stage, to help create, as well as market and distribute.  With the flexible funding in place, Abramorama will partner with content owners, music focused digital entities, bands, management companies, and record labels, to mine the visual content they have assembled over...
     

    EastWest-Filmdistribution premieres The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish

     
    The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish Original Title: Melanijas hronika   2016, Latvia, Czech Republic, Finland; Biography, History; 120 minutes Original Language: Latvian Subtitles: English Cast & Credits   Synopsis   The 14th of June 1941, Soviet-occupied Latvia: Without warning, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and her husband Aleksandr and force them to leave everything be...
     

    The Final Selections for the Berlinale Classics Section

     
    The Final Selections for the Berlinale Classics Section – Classics by Woody Allen, James Cameron, James Ivory and George A. Romero on the Big Screen   Five of the seven restored versions screening in Berlinale Classics will be celebrating their world premiere in Berlin. In addition to the films from Germany, Israel and Mexico (see press release from December 12, 2016), the section will include four additional restored versions of international classics, by Woody Allen, James Cameron...
     

    “EFM Industry Debates” Line up

     
    “EFM Industry Debates” 2017: Promises and Reality of Digital Distribution, Challenges and Opportunities in the Arab Film Industry and Innovations in Film Sales and Marketing                            In the tenth year of their existence, the “EFM Industry Debates” (February 10 to 12) will once again bring together high-calibre international ...
     

    Forum Expanded – The Programme is Complete

     
    The Forum Expanded curatorial team has now completed the 2017 selection. 44 artistic works from a total of 21 countries have been invited, including 28 films of various lengths, 15 installations and a performance. The opening of the group exhibition at the Akademie der Künste at the Hanseatenweg already takes place on February 8, one day before the start of the Berlinale. 13 video and sound installations are being shown there, once again supplemented by film screenings from February 10 onwa...
     

    Virtual Reality, 8K and Asia focus at Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin

     
    Virtual Reality, 8K and Asia focus at the largest trade show for the performing arts TV industry: Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin welcomes international experts and stars from  11 – 15 February 2017 in Berlin   It is the largest annual coproduction market for the international performing arts TV and media industry: Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin connects around 400 experts in film production, distribution and broadcasting, as well...
     

    “Drama Series Days” 2017: New Venue, Expanded Programme

     
    “Drama Series Days” 2017: New Venue, Expanded Programme / Series Events for Berlinale Market Attendees at Legendary Zoo Palast   The “Drama Series Days”, a joint initiative for series content co-organised by the industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents, are set to celebrate their third annual edition this year. Building on the great success of the previous years, a third day has been added to the programme for 20...
     

    Forum 2017: Realistic and Surreal

     
    The 47th Berlinale Forum is showing 43 films in its main programme, 29 of which as world premieres and 10 as international premieres. This year’s Special Screenings will be announced in a further press release.    This year’s programme shines a light on the sheer wealth of forms employed by the documentary, including films from Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The spectrum could hardly be broader here, encompassing institut...
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    > FIRST LOOK ON FANTASPORTO

    You can't run from a Nightmare: The Evil Within will Scare Fantasporto with the World Premiere:

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    The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
    Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
    Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
     
    Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
    Synopsis I Trailer I Poster I Screener request I Sales I Festival placement
     

    Fantasporto 2017 reveals a big line up of features and shorts

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    FINAL LINE -UP OF THE  37Th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2017   Opening Film: The Age of Shadows- Jee-woon Kim- 140’- Coreia do Sul  Closing Film: Through the Shadow - Walter Lima Jr  (Brasil), 1h 43' 44''-  Bras    Official Sections   FANTASY FILMS IN COMPETITION  FEATURES Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time- Rob Taylor- 93’ – EUA – International Opening O...
     

    Fantastic News From Oporto to the World

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      37th EDITION OF THE OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL STARTS THE 24 FEBRUARY TILL 4TH MARCH. Coming next February, the 37th edition of the renowned film festival, considered in the Top 10 of the independent film festivals of the world, is coming, once again, to celebrate the most recent film production. With two main competitions, Director’s Week (for all kinds of films) and Fantasy (for fantasy genre shorts and features) , the festival has received offers from 60 countries, o...
     

    Kim Ki Duk Master Filmmaker returns to Fantasporto with The Net

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    Kim Ki-duk (Hangul: 김기덕 Korean pronunciation: [kimɡidʌk]; born December 20, 1960) is a South Korean filmmaker noted for his idiosyncratic art-house cinematic works. His films have received many distinctions in the festival circuit, making him one of the most important contemporary Asian film directors. Major festival awards include Golden Lion at 69th Venice International Film Festival for Pietà, Silver L...
     

    Vassilis Mazomenos returns to Fantasporto with his latest feature film LINES

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    "Lines" a film by Vassilis Mazomenos :   A call operator endeavors to help people keep on living and hoping.   Storyline :  Greece now days. Seven different stories about seven persons who have already reached their limits and finally fall apart.  Despite their seemingly obvious connection they are simultaneously connected through a common desperate action: the last phone call to the psychological support center called "life line". It's t...
     
     
     
     

    Fantasporto 2017 Trailer Channel

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    Check the trailers from films showing at Fantasporto 2017 ... Fantasporto Trailer Trailers channel
     
     
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    When the Oscars streamed the announcements for the first time in their history this morning, anybody in the world got a glimpse at who AMPAS deemed Oscar-worthy for the 89th Academy Awards. The net result?
    You get emails from everybody and your mother about how right, or wrong your predictions were — maybe not the result the Academy expected, but announcing online is here to stay. Meanwhile, what a line-up, and let’s create the hashtag #OscarSoRight, right now. 

     

    The 8th Annual 20/20 Nominees: Honoring the Films of 1996 puts English Patient on top of nominations

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    THE ENGLISH PATIENT leads the pack with 12 nominations but was snubbed for Best Picture.             The 20/20 Awards views films through the perspective of time and annually re-evaluates films from 20 years prior. Benefiting from hindsight, a voting body of fi...
     

    Oscars 2017: the nominations announced in full

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    La La Land received 14 nominations, becoming one of the most nominated films ever;Moonlight and Arrival both take eight. La La Land (2016) Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, joined by Oscar®-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and Ken Watanabe, announced the 89th Academy...
     
     

    Heartland Film Honors "Loving" with Truly Moving Picture Award

     
    The newly released feature film "Loving," written and directed by Jeff Nichols, has been honored with the Truly Moving Picture Award from nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film. Select theatrically-released titles — entertaining films that do more than just entertain — receive the designation throughout the year. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration. “Timely and compelling, 'Loving' is a testament to the power of ...
     
     

    The Actor® Statuettes Cast for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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    SAG Awards® will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017   The Actor® statuettes — which this year’s 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees will receive for outstanding performances in 2016 — have been cast in solid bronze at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California. SAG Award® nominated actor Mykelti Williamson (Fences, Forrest Gump) was there to watch the dramatic process in person, as were SAG Awards Committee ...
     

    Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin with the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award

     
    Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin with the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®; The trio will reunite Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 on TNT and TBS’s live SAG Awards® telecast   Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy...
     
     
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    Golden Trailer Awards 2017

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    New Media Film Festival
    June 6-8, 2017

    April 25, 2017 Final Deadline

    The Best in New Media....Honoring Stories Worth Telling 

    Judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and other Industry Leaders
    Each entry is considered for Screening, Competition ($45k in awards) and Distribution Opportunities. 
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    The World of Film Festival
    September 28 – October 1, 2017

    March 26, 2017 Regular Deadline

    The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema. 

    Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below. 

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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

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    February 28, 2017 Regular Deadline 

    The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

    The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. ...

    Good luck filmmakers! 

    Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

    February 10, 2017  Extended Deadline

    For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

    We look forward to having you screen at our 6th year anniversary!

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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017

    Regular Deadline February 24, 2017

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
    All genres and forms are welcome.
    Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

     

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    New York Festivals  
    The 2017 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th, 2017

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    Deadline extended

    The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2017. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

    NYF TV & Film Awards New Categories for 2017: Heroes, Ecotourism, and Best Use of Technology

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    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017

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    Submit by January 31, 2017
    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

    Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

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    A24 & 20TH CENTURY WOMEN Won’t Keep The Party Polite, Go See Their Film

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    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Okay, so that headline lyric is actually from Frank Sinatra about Luck being a Lady, and frankly that’s just one misconception about women that the movie 20TH CENTURY WOMEN hopes to debunk. That and every notion of gender from conception to girl power to the male gaze to reproduction. This movie is not a “chick flick,” shall we say, but it is a flick about chicks/women/girls, and every other representation of — stealing f...
     

    FICCI reveals the films of the 6 sections of its Official Competition

    The Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival – FICCI – the oldest of its kind in Latin America, revealed the list of films that will compete for the India Catalina award in the different categories. The best productions will receive over 35.000 dollars' worth of prizes. The Official Selection consists of ten films in the Fiction section, ten in the Documentary section, eight in the Colombian Film section, 23 shorts in the Short Film section, while the Nuevos Cre...

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    THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty

    The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
    Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
    Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
     
    Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
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    LIES WE TELL by Mitu Misra
    Bradford International Film Associates Ltd. just completed Lies We Tell their first feature film written and directed by Mitu Misra, with Gabriel Byrne as the lead and a stellar cast including Harvey Keitel, Jan Uddin, Sibylla Deen, Mark Addy & Gina McKee.

    A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss's Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.

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    The Lies we Tell Review : A Puzzle...with more questions than answers 
    If you took a puzzle and dumped all the pieces on the table. It would take you a little while before you could tell what picture you have. This is “Lies We Tell”  

    Lies We Tell Review: A touching Thriller Story 
    The film brings into discussion several social topics prominent in present times, such as a male dominating society, issues that involve an Islamic divorce and being forced into marriage to please families.

    Lies we Tell Review : Gabriel Byrne delivers 
    First time director Mitu Misra’s Lies We Tell debut feature is an offering  of great acting, a strong story and stellar performances by Gabriel Byrne and the entire cast.    Byrne delivers a sensitive and powerful performance with an intensity and gritty authenticity. He plays Donald and has a palpable chemistry with Amber (acted by newcomer Sybilla Deen).

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    Chrome Star Pictures Ltd presents OFFENSIVE, a Jon Ford thriller movie, produced by Jon Ford and Anne Davaud

     

    A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier.
     
    This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.
    An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…
    Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?
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    Revolution by Rob Stewart (following the success of Sharkwater) 
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    over 40 festival wins so far

    Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
    Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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    27th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival Preview

     
    The 27th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, will run February 8-19, 2017.  The 12-day Festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego and draws over 17,000 attendees annually and 97 film screenings. The Festival features San Diego film premieres, international guest artists and filmmakers local and international. Screenings will be shown at 5 locations. &...
     

    The 57th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) unveils its official image with the India Catalina at its

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    For the third year in a row, the Cartagena International Film Festival will include a tribute to the past in its official image. This year, we're bringing back the India Catalina, chosen in 1960 as the symbol of the Festival by its founder, Víctor Nieto. The statuette, which is awarded to the winning films, was designed by artist Héctor Lombana. In 1974 Spanish sculptor Eladio Gil designed the monument that has since become an emblem of this city, inspired by the Fest...
     

    Champs-Elysées Film Festival adds a competition of french films without distributors

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    The 6th edition of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, created by the Producer, Distributor and Exhibitor Sophie Dulac, will take place from Thursday 15th to Thursday 22nd June , 2017, in the cinemas on the Champs-Elysées.   In order to enhance the Franco-Americain theme, the festival is creating a competition of 6 French feature films this year premiering in Paris, with or without french distributors.  Programmmed by the French movie journalist Alex M...
     
     

    Seattle Noir City Line up 2017

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    The 2017 incarnation of the world's most popular film noir festival, Noir City, is returning to the legendary Egyptian theater February 16 through 22, with 20 exceptional films ranging from the mid-twentieth century to today and culled from all parts of the globe. "The Big Knockover" is a veritable history of the heist film, from black-and-white Hollywood classics such as Criss Cross (1949) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950), to stunning contemporary thrillers...
     

    NY Children's Film Festival Lineup and Schedule!

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    See it first at the Fest: 15 Feature Premieres! Program Highlights: Centerpiece Screening: Born in China, USA/China, Special Preview Screening the latest True Life Adventure from Disneynature Fest Flashback: Panda! Go Panda!, Japan A favorite from our 20-year archive, from the legendary team that formed Studio Ghibli Closing Spotlight: Ancien and the Magic Tablet, Japan, North American Premiere a fender and genre-bending anime fantasty Ivan Tsarevitch &...
     
     

    Highlights from The 35th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting

     
    BERGAMO FILM MEETING International Film Festival 35th edition | March 11-19, 2017   The 35th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting - which will take place from March 11 to 19, 2017 - is starting to take shape: the already announced retrospective devoted to award-winning Czech director Miloš Forman will be complemented by a focus on the new talents in contemporary cinema. Supported by the EU through the MEDIA sub-program of Creative Europe, the Festival offers a pri...
     
     

    Nevada’s Dam Short Film Festival Shines ‘Dam’ Light on New Industry Talent

     
    Featuring a four-day program of independent short films in all styles and genres, Nevada’s largest film festival is preparing to welcome filmmakers and industry talent for its 13th season in Boulder City. “We’re presenting a very diverse array of international films at the festival this year,” said Lee Lanier, executive director and co-founder of the Dam Short Film Festival. Approximately 100 filmmakers are expected to attend the event, which offers 113 short films...
     

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    The Taylan Brothers will serve as the jury presidents of the 36th Istanbul Film Festival

     
    The Taylan Brothers will serve as the jury presidents of the 36th Istanbul Film Festival’s National Golden Tulip Competition jury   Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) between 5-16 April 2017, the 36th Istanbul Film Festival announces the jury members for its National Golden Tulip Competition. Türk Tuborg A.Ş is the Turkish Cinema Theme Sponsor of the festival, which includes the National Golden Tulip Competition, National Document...
     
     

    Cloris Leachman will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival

     

    Oscar and eight-time Emmy-award winning actress Cloris Leachman will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 18-26. The nine-day festival features 160-plus films selected from more than 1,200 documentaries, features, shorts and special-interest films submitted for consideration. Three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Festival with a performance on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Fein.... 

    Important roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards® Ceremony Jan 29

     
    Millie Bobby Brown, Sophia Bush, Gabrielle Carteris, Common, Rashida Jones, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Alia Shawkat, Finn Wolfhard and Steven Yeun to Present at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®       The 23rd Annual SAG Awards® will air live on TNT and TBS, Sunday, Jan...
     

    Tom Cruise to receive The Artemis Action Rebel Award

     

     

    The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is thrilled to announce the presentation of The Artemis Action Rebel Award to recognize superstar actor/producer Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Edge of Tomorrow, Knight and Day,) for his illustrious body of work which, in addition to cementing his place in Hollywood acting history, has also championed strong female heroes in film. Mr. Cruise’s films commonly feature women in physically strong, empowered action roles o...

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    Major Buzz Factory : Expérience de Bruno Chatelin du marketing Digital pour les films

    Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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    Carton plein et record de nominations pour La La Land, joli score des français

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    La La Land domine les nominations pour les Oscars avec 14 nominations, plusieurs Français sont également dans la course, dont Isabelle Huppert dans la catégorie meilleure actrice,aux cotés de Ma vie de courgette, la tortue rouge, le Client...    La prochaine cérémonie des Oscars se déroulera à Los Angeles le 26 février prochain.     La La Land qui obtient 14 nominations toutes cat...
     

    Sept films d'animation français ou co-produits en course pour les Oscars

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    Sept films d'animation français ou co-produits sur les vingt-sept pré-sélectionnés pour l'Oscar 2017 du Meilleur Film d'Animation... Une première !  Dans l'ordre :  Avril et le monde truqué (Christian Desmares-Franck Ekinci)  La Tortue rouge ( Michaël Dudok de Wit)  Le Petit prince, ( Mark Osborne)  Ma Vie de courgette (Claude Barras)  Mune, le gardien de la lune (Alexandre H...
     

    Les nommés aux Cesar

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    La 42e cérémonie des César se tiendra le 24 février à la Salle Pleyel, Alain Terzian, Président de l'Académie des César a dévoilé ce matin la liste des nommés qui fait suite à l annonce des Oscar où les français figurent en belle place (Isabele Huppert....) Elle et Frantz sont bien plaçés, on attend toujours l'annonce du prochain Président de la cérémoni...
     

    Trio d’as pour Visions du Réel 2017: Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel à Alain Cavalier, Stéphane Breton et Gianfranco Rosi

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    C’est un trio d’as du cinéma que Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon invite du 21 au 29 avril 2017 pour sa 48e édition, comme l’ont révélé à Soleure Claude Ruey, Président, et Luciano Barisone, Directeur artistique. Trois réalisateurs incontournables marqueront en effet le Festival: le Sesterce d’or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel sera décerné au réa...
     

    Seule Mais Pas Trop Le film d'Alexandra Robert en Salles le 22 février

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    Suzy, trentenaire, vit seule... ou presque. Sa mère, Madeleine, qui habite juste à côté s’immisce fréquemment chez elle pour oublier son quotidien peu enthousiaste. Mais Suzy qui perd son boulot et son petit ami n’est pas dans ses meilleurs jours pour subir les va et- vient quotidiens de sa mère. Quoi qu'il en soit, Madeleine doit vider son sac « pour le bien de Suzy » mais surtout pour se libérer elle-m&ecir...
     

    L'ascension brille au Palmarès du Festival de l Alpe d'Huez

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    20e FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE COMEDIE DE L’ALPE D’HUEZ, EN ISERE PALMARES 2017 Le Jury présidé cette année par le comédien Omar Sy, accompagné de Pascale Arbillot, Audrey Lamy, Patrick Timsit & Franck Gastambide a remis les prix suivants :   GRAND PRIX - OCS DU FESTIVAL DE L’ALPE D’HUEZ 2017 L’ASCENSION de Ludovic Bernard Avec Ahmed Sylla & Alice Belaïdi ...
     

    Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 11/01/2017 au 17/01/2017

     
     

     

    De Rome à Paris présente une sélection de 11 films inédits de l’année 2016 au cinéma l’Arlequin

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    De Rome à Paris présente une sélection de 11 films inédits de l’année 2016 au cinéma l’Arlequin du 19 au 22 janvier 2017. Cette manifestation, dont ce sera la 9e édition, a pour but de projeter des films inédits aux distributeurs français, en présence d’un public, condition inhabituelle dans les marchés traditionnels.   La sélection réunit des films récents, de qu...
     
     

    Le Champs-Elysées Film Festival ouvre une section pour les films français sans distributeurs

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    La 6ème édition de Champs-Elysées Film Festival, créé par la productrice, distributrice et exploitante Sophie Dulac, se déroulera du  jeudi 15 au jeudi 22 juin 2017, dans les salles de cinéma des Champs-Élysées.   Afin de renforcer sa thématique franco-américaine, le festival innove cette année en lançant une compétition de 6 longs métrages français en Premi&egrav...
     
     

    Les grands fauves du cinéma approchés de très très près…Aller au cinéma ou faire l’amour un ouvrage de Christine Masson

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    Aller au cinéma ou faire l’amour un ouvrage de Christine Masson Illustrations de Yann Legendre 1er février 2017 19,90€ 144 pages 12,5 x 18,5, relié En coédition avec France Inter   Elle les a tous approchés de très près ces grands fauves que sont Pialat, De Niro, Wenders, Spielberg, Almodovar, Ferrara, Kaurismäki… Christine Masson livre ici pour la première fois les moments...
     

     


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    Festival Convergence Panel at FestForums Sanra Barbara 2016

    What happens when the arts converge… a lot! Tribeca, a film festival, also showcases music. Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, music festivals, also focus on culinary experiences. How do festivals maintain their identities as they incorporate new experiences?

    Moderator
    Steve Knopper
    Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone

    Speakers
    Sharon Badal
    VP of Filmmaker Relations and Shorts Programming, Tribeca
    David Alan Bernahl,II
    CEO, CLM, Pebble Beach & Los Angeles ​Food & Wine Festivals
    Noah Cowan
    Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society
    Alex Machurov
    Sr. Director, New Business Dev & Brand Partnerships, Superfly
    Mike Shea
    Chief Logistics Officer & Partner, SXSW


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    Berlinale Talents 2017: Courageous Encounters With Agnieszka Holland, Ana Lily Amirpour, Andres Veiel, Christo, David OReilly, Gob Squad, Isabel Coixet, João Moreira Salles, Paul Verhoeven, Raoul Peck and Other Experts

    On its 15th anniversary, Berlinale Talents once again offers the public and its 250 Talents a diverse programme of events, and proves that it’s still young enough to keep reinventing itself.

    “This year’s theme, ‘Courage: Against All Odds,’ couldn’t feel timelier. While segregation is on the rise elsewhere, we stand in solidarity with those who believe in respect and the diversity of culture. Every year, our audiences, guests and Talents prove with their courage and love of cinema that together we’re stronger and more creative,” comments programme manager Florian Weghorn.

    The everyday bravery of today’s film professionals takes centre stage at the 25 public events at HAU Hebbel am Ufer from February 11 to 16, 2017. In addition, Berlinale Talents presents five public screenings of outstanding alumni films from this year’s Berlinale festival programme. All in all, Berlinale Talents can once again boast impressive results in its talent development: 93 films, made with the contributions of 131 alumni, are screening at the Berlinale this year.

    Completing the Circle – Alumni Return as Experts and Friends

    The constantly growing network of successful alumni also contributes towards the Berlinale Talents programme itself. Alumna Ana Lily Amirpour, who came to international prominence with her debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, shares her creative process with the audience in a brainstorming session drawing on influences ranging from Bruce Lee to Back to the Future. The Mexican cinematographer Diego Garciá, who participated at Berlinale Talents in 2014, returns as an expert at the “Camera Studio” after recently shooting with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Carlos Reygadas and Paul Dano, as well as lensing the visually stunning indie film Boi Neon.

    Courage Is a Good Idea – Movers and Shakers of the Summit

    Exploring the risks and strategies of the profession, the guests of Berlinale Talents take the audience on a journey through personal, creative and cinematic moments of courage. On the opening panel, the president of the International Jury, Paul Verhoeven, returns to Berlinale Talents to discuss his most recent film, Elle. In “No Longer There: The Art of Disappearance,” artist Christo highlights the role courage plays in creating temporary artworks which are then deliberately allowed to vanish again.

    Berlinale Talents amplifies the trends and voices of the film programme in the festival. Taking a break from his two film premieres, Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck visits Berlinale Talents for a talk with the expressive title “Shock of the Real: History as Provocation.” And tracing the impact of past revolutions and revolutionaries on today, the documentary filmmakers Andres Veiel and João Moreira Salles delve into archival material from their two festival films. 

    In “post-truth” times, cinematic storytellers are faced with the challenge of having to redefine their roles as purveyors of truths – both as critics and as activists – while at the same time maintaining their own attitudes and humour. The summit addresses this by hosting advocates of free-spirited cinema from Europe and beyond, including Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Isabel Coixet presents her new short film, It’s Not That Cold Siberia, a journey to the origins of inspiration, followed by an in-depth conversation on stage. And Sally Potter provides insights into how she transforms the film set into a safe haven in which her actors can allow intimacy and personal truthfulness to unfold freely.

    Core Mission: Cultural Exchange

    Hosting participants from over 70 countries makes cultural exchange an important element of Berlinale Talents. The panel “Doc Different: Co-Producing Culture” assembles bloggers, curators and filmmakers to discuss how new technologies enable us to rethink joint documentary production as a continuous process of democratic exchange. Against the backdrop of political developments in Turkey, the panel “Between the Lines: Film, Critique” gathers Turkish filmmakers and journalists who explain how independent platforms and films can offer and preserve a space for critical voices. And to promote courageous filmmakers in the Arab world, Berlinale Talents once again hosts the award ceremony of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation Germany / Arab World.

    Together We’re Strong – Brave Collectives

    More than ever, the public programme of Berlinale Talents allows audiences to experience new collective forms of collaboration. Production designer Alex McDowell (Minority Report, Fight Club) and a team of interdisciplinary experts engage the audience in an onstage world-building session to visualize the future of cities caught between surveillance and spectacle. Members of the much loved Berlin-based performance art collective Gob Squad take the audience on an even more immersive journey. Their emphasis has always been on free interaction and open narrations with multiple outcomes; at Berlinale Talents they playfully transfer their approach to the current hype surrounding Virtual Reality. And animation “wunderkind” David OReilly philosophises with Maike Mia Hoehne also about the new roles of the viewer, as exemplified in his new computer game Everything which has its world premiere at Berlinale Shorts.

    As part of the “Drama Series Days” and supported by ARRI and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the case study “On Location: Berlin Station” provides a multidisciplinary tour of the production processes and digital workflow behind the hit espionage series Berlin Station, which was just recently shot in the German capital. On the subject of film production, three panels during the “Producers Day” put courageous producers and funders in the spotlight. They take on topics such as gender equality in the field of production, successful relations between co-producers and how to systematically support filmmakers who are willing to take financial and narrative risks.

    The complete programme of Berlinale Talents will be published on January 31. 


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    For many years now, the Berlin International Film Festival has been committed to documentary film and diverse documentary forms. This was evident not only in the programmes of the different sections, initiatives and special series but also in the European Film Market (EFM).

     

    Thanks to the support of Glashütte Original, watch manufacturer from Saxony, the Berlin International Film Festival is launching a new award, the Glashütte Original Documentary Award.

     

    The Glashütte Original Documentary Award is endowed with € 50,000, funded by Glashütte Original. The prize money will be split between the film’s director and producer. A total of 16 documentary entries from the current programmes of the Competition, Berlinale Special, Panorama, Forum, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections are nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award.

     

    The prize will be presented during the official Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast on February 18. In addition to the prize money, Glashütte Original will also provide the trophy, which will be finely crafted in the company’s manufactory in Saxony.

     

    A three-member jury will pick the winner:

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    Daniela Michel (Mexico)
    Born in Mexico City, Daniela Michel is a film critic and founding director of the Morelia International Film Festival, an annual event launched in 2003 to support a new generation of Mexican filmmakers. After studying filmmaking she received a degree in English Literature. She has curated retrospectives of Mexican cinema in and outside Mexico. Michel has also served on the Jury for the “Un Certain Regard” and “La Semaine de la Critique” sections of the Cannes Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Locarno International Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Sarajevo Film Festival, among other festivals, as well as the Rockefeller Foundation’s Media Arts Fellowships and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

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    Laura Poitras (USA)
    Laura Poitras, who was born in the USA, first studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and then The New School in New York. Her work crosses the boundaries of documentary film, journalism, and art. In 2006 she began her 9/11 Trilogy with the film My Country, My Country, for which she received her first Oscar nomination. This was followed by The Oath (2010), which like My Country, My Country, was shown in the Berlinale’s Forum section. With CITIZENFOUR, the third part of her trilogy, Poitras won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2015. With this film about Edward Snowden, she also took home awards from the German Film Prize, the Director’s Guild of America, and BAFTA. Her reporting on NSA surveillance has appeared in Der Spiegel, The Guardian, and the Washington Post, and received a Pulitzer Prize and the Nannen Prize for Press Freedom. In 2016, she mounted her first solo museum exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is co-creator of the visual journalism project, Field of Vision.

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    Samir (Iraq / Switzerland)
    Samir was born in Bagdad and moved with his family to Switzerland when he was seven years old. In the 1980s, after studying at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and training to be a typesetter, he began working as a cameraman, director, and screenwriter. Over the years he has made more than 40 short and full-length films. In 1994, he – and documentary filmmaker Werner Schweizer and producer Karin Koch – took over Dschoint Ventschr (spoken like Joint Venture) Filmproduktion, which concentrates on promoting young Swiss talents. Samir has directed both fiction and documentary films for the cinema and television – including Snow White (2005), which received multiple awards – as well as many stage productions. His documentary Iraqi Odyssey was screened in the Berlinale Panorama in 2015 and submitted by Switzerland for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

     

     

    The following films are nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award:

     

    Competition (1)

     

    Beuys– Germany

    By Andres Veiel

     

     

    Berlinale Special(1)

     

    La libertad del diablo (Devil's Freedom) – Mexico

    By Everardo González

     

     

    Panorama (5)

     

    Belinda – France

    By Marie Dumora

     

    El Pacto de Adriana - Chile

    By Lissette Orozco

     

    Erase and Forget– United Kingdom

    By Andrea Luka Zimmerman

     

    Fünf Sterne (Five Stars) - Germany

    By Annekatrin Hendel

     

    Istiyad Ashbah (Ghost Hunting– France / Palestine/ Switzerland / Qatar

    By Raed Andoni

     

     

    Forum (5)

     

    For Ahkheem - USA

    By Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest

     

    Maman Colonelle (Mama Colonel) - Democratic Republic of Congo / France

    By Dieudo Hamadi

     

    El mar la mar - USA

    By Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki

     

    Mzis qalaqi (City of the Sun) – Georgia / USA / The Netherlands / Qatar

    By Rati Oneli

     

    Tigmi n Igren (House in the Fields) – Morocco / Qatar

    By Tala Hadid

     

     

    Generation (3)

     

    Almost Heaven– United Kingdom

    By Carol Salter 

     

    Shkola nomer 3 (School Number 3) - Ukraine / Germany

    By Yelizaveta Smith, Georg Genoux

     

    Soldado (Soldier) - Argentina
    By Manuel Abramovich

     

     

     

    Perspektive Deutsches Kino (1)

     

    Eisenkopf (Ironhead) – Germany

    By Tian Dong

     

     

    All nominated films will celebrate their world premiere at the Berlinale 2017.

     

     
     

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    In the spirit of its opening conference, Berlin Critics’ Week 2017 closes with a political film ostensibly about a myriad of other things. Fittingly also, an accompanying flicker film follows this inner logic of antithesis which by imposing structures seeks to subvert them. Screened as world premieres will be the longest and the shortest films of the program: a 202-minute-lasting exploration of love in the digital imaginarium (produced in Germany) and a look to analogue film — from Hungary with love (and reverence). Completing this amorous trilogy is an oddball homage to Japanese “Roman Porno” movies of the 70s.

    All screenings at Berlin Critics’ Week are accompanied by debates on timely questions of film culture, politics and aesthetics.

     

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    Berlin-based director Alexandre Koberidze (“Colophon”, “Der Fall”) will present the world premiere of “Let the Summer Never Come Again”. Shot on location in Georgia, the film uses its length of three hours and twenty-two minutes to demonstrate what images could, can and even ought to do. Brutal reductions of resolution herald the thrills of a pictorial dimension within the digital.

    Aroused by Gymnopedies” by Isao Yukisada (“Go”, “Crying Out Love in the Center of the World”), in which the director pays homage to Japanese “Roman Porno” films of the 70s, has an unambiguous reference point as a low budget film for the old Nikkatsu Studio, yet the film couldn’t be more contemporary. The young girls offering themselves to the superannuated film director have a perfect picture in mind, while he is totally into a tune by Erik Satie.

    Screened on the same evening is an experimental film by Hungarian director Bori Máté, whose loosely assembled material in “The Headless Appearance” can be seen as another homage — to color and recollection.

    The closing night of the 3rd Berlin Critics’ Week is given over to “Planetarium” by French director Rebecca Zlotowski („Belle Épine”, „Grand Central”). Her film explores film history through a politically complex and formally elaborate perspective: a Jewish film producer seeking to reinvigorate the French film industry of the late 30s finds inspiration in the presence of young spiritualists (Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp). Portman is introduced as a professional medium and re-discovers herself in the spotlights of film sets. All the while on the outside, Europe precipitates into a catastrophe.

    Austrian director Siegfried A. Fruhauf will complete this final night with a liberating attack on our retinas. For five minutes, “Fuddy Duddy” scorches the eye with structures that ambivalently offer both uncertainty and hold.

    Following the opening conference “Lost in Politics” on the night of February 8, at silent green Kulturquartier, the third Berlin Critics’ Week will take place from February 9 through 16, 2017 at Hackesche Höfe Kino Berlin. The event offers seven nights of film screenings and debates.

    The Berlin Critics’ Week is organized by the German Film Critics Association (Verband der deutschen Filmkritik e.V.).

    The films at a glance
     

    The Human Surge

    (El auge del humano)

    Argentina, Brasil, Portugal 2016, 100 min.

    Director: Eduardo Williams

    German Premiere

    California Dreams

    USA 2017, 85 min.

    Director: Mike Ott

    World Premiere

    Green White Green

    Nigeria 2016, 102 min.

    Director: Abba T. Makama

    German Premiere

    I Am Not Madame Bovary

    (Wo bu shi Pan Jinlian)

    China 2016, 139 min.

    Director: Feng Xiaogang

    German Premiere

    Sarah Winchester

    (Sarah Winchester, opéra fantôme)

    France 2016, 24 min.

    Director: Bertrand Bonello

    German Premiere

    Let The Summer Never Come Again
    (Lass den Sommer nie wieder kommen)

    Germany 2017, 202 min.
    Director: Alexandre Koberidze

    World Premiere

    Aroused by Gymnopedies

    (Jimunopedi ni midareru)

    Japan 2016, 81 min.

    Director: Isao Yukisada

    European Premiere

    Planetarium

    France, Belgium 2016, 106 min.

    Director: Rebecca Zlotowski

    German Premiere

    The Headless Appearance

    Hungary 2017, 2 min.

    Director, DOP: Bori Máté

    World Premiere

    Fuddy Duddy

    Austria 2016, 5 min.

    Director: Siegfried A. Fruhauf

    German Premiere

     

    The film program, including all screening dates, are available online at http://wochederkritik.de/en_US/wdk2017/.

    Debate topics and official guests follow.

     


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    This seventh edition of the festival brings a brand new array of exciting and inspiring films to the South Kensington cinema.  Screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with the film-makers, offering audiences the opportunity to get involved in lively discussions.

    This year’s line-up comprises nine new feature films, plus the recently restored version of Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 masterpiece THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La Battaglia di Algeri), distributed in the UK by CultFilms: www.cultfilms.co.uk. It will be the very first time this restored version is shown on the big screen in the UK.

    Opening night film 7 MINUTES (7 Minuti) was selected for the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival Competition, and was in the official selection at the 2016 Rome International Film Festival. The Biennale College Cinema gem EARS (Orecchie) screened at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, as did Michele Vannucci’s I WAS A DREAMER (Il più grande sogno), Pippo Delbono’s VANGELO, and Irene Dionisio’s PAWN STREETS (Le Ultime Cose). 

     

    PERICLE THE BLACK (Pericle il Nero), starring Italy’s much-loved Riccardo Scamarcio, was in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section at last year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Roberto Andò’s THE CONFESSIONS (Le Confessioni), starring Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil and Connie Nielsen, has screened at a multitude of festivals around the world, and was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 2016 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

     

    Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif is back with his latest feature film IN GUERRA PER AMORE, which was shown at both the Rome and Busan International Film Festivals last October. Andrea Molaioli’s SLAM (Tutto per una ragazza), featuring Luca Marinelli (who starred in last year’s They Call Me Jeeg) and based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, premiered at the recent Torino Film Festival.

    The five day annual event is organised by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà’s promotional department in Rome (Filmitalia), with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the official agency for the promotion of Italian language and culture in England and Wales. For further details on their activities, please visit: www.filmitalia.org / www.icilondon.esteri.it. Eight titles were chosen by the film critic and festival programmer Maurizio Di Rienzo, and two films were selected by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London.

     

    VENUE AND BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

     

    Screenings: Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 March 2017

    Ciné Lumière : 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT, T +44 (0)20 7871 3515

    Tickets:£12/£10 (conc.); £9/£7 (conc.) for films in the ‘Sunday Classics’ section; £5 for viewers aged 25 and under, if registered for the ’25 and Under £5 Scheme’ on the French Institute website

     

    Full programme and booking details:

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    SCREENING PROGRAMME

    Wednesday 1st March

     

    6.30 pm                7 Minutes                                                                                                                                                           88’                                         

    Intro and Q&A with Clémence Poésy (actress), Ambra Angiolini – TBC (actress), Cristiana Capotondi (actress)

     

    Thursday 2nd March

     

    6.30 pm                Ears                                                                                                                                                                       90’

     

    Intro and Q&A with Alessandro Aronadio (director)

     

    8.50 pm                Pericle the Black                                                                                                                                              100’

     

    Intro and Q&A with Stefano Mordini – TBC (director) and Riccardo Scamarcio (actor)

     

    Friday 3rd March

     

    6.30 pm                The Confessions                                                                                                                                              100’

     

    Intro and Q&A with Roberto Andò (director)      

     

    8.50 pm                In Guerra Per Amore                                                                                                                                      99’

     

    Intro and Q&A with Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif (director and writer) and Michele Astori (writer)

     

    Saturday 4th March

     

    6.15 pm                Pawn Streets                                                                                                                                                    85’

     

    Intro and Q&A with Irene Dionisio (director)

     

    8.50 pm                Slam                                                                                                                                                                     100’

     

    Intro and Q&A with Andrea Molaioli (director) and Nick Hornby – TBC (writer)

     

    Sunday 5th March

     

    2.00 pm                The Battle of Algiers (distributed in the UK by CultFilms: www.cultfilms.co.uk)                   121’

     

    4.20 pm                Vangelo                                                                                                                                                              87’

     

    Intro and Q&A with Pippo Delbono (director and actor)

     

    6.40 pm                I Was a Dreamer                                                                                                                                              100’

     

    Intro and Q&A with Michele Vannucci (director) and Mirko Frezza (actor)

     

    LINE-UP FOR CINEMA MADE IN ITALY 2017

     

    7 MINUTES (7 Minuti) – Opening Night

    Director: Michele Placido – 88 mins

    Cast: Ambra Angiolini, Ottavia Piccolo, Cristiana Capotondi, Fiorella Mannoia, Maria Nazionale, Violante Placido, Clémence Poésy, Sabine Timoteo, Anne Consigny, Michele Placido, Bruno Cariello, Mimma Lovoi, Donato Placido, Gerardo Placido, Luisa Cattaneo, Erika D’Ambrosio, Balkissa Maiga, Lee Colbert

     

    Following a takeover, the new owner of an Italian textile plant (played magnificently by Anne Consigny, who was most recently seen in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle), flies in from Paris to propose the plan masterminded in order to preserve the workers’ future.  When the women in the plant’s council learn that nobody will lose their job, provided everyone gives up seven minutes of their daily break, it seems too good to be true. But when they start to analyse what the seven minutes actually represent, it soon dawns on them that more is at stake than merely their workers’ rights. Based on a true story, 7 minutes is a taut and gripping drama featuring emotionally anchoring performances from notably Clémence Poésy, Ambra Angiolini and Ottavia Piccolo.

     

    EARS (Orecchie)

    Director: Alessandro Aronadio – 90 mins

    Cast: Daniele Parisi, Francesca Antonelli, Silvana Bosi, Masaria Colucci, Silvia D’Amico, Piera Degli Esposti, Ivan Franek, Sonia Gessner, Paolo Giovannucci, Rocco Papaleo, Andrea Purgatori, Re Salvador, Niccolò Senni, Pamela Villoresi, Milena Vukotic, Massimo Wertmüller

     

    Following his brilliant debut feature Due Vite per Caso (which has won over 15 awards), Alessandro Aronadio is back with a sharp and witty comedy. Stylishly shot in black and white, Ears follows a day in the life of a hapless young university lecturer, as he wanders around the streets of Rome, questioning the true purpose of his life. Clarity is obtained after a succession of Kafkaesque situations, which include an encounter with a bevy of mistrusting nuns, an outlandish rapper, and an impertinent ear specialist. Made on a micro budget under the umbrella of the Biennale College Cinema programme, Alessandro Aronadio’s absurdist comedy was an instant hit when it premiered at last year’s Venice International Film Festival.

     

    PERICLE THE BLACK (Pericle il Nero)

    Director: Stefano Mordini – 100 mins

    Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Marina Foïs, Valentina Acca, Gigio Morra, Maria Luisa Santella, Lucia Ragni, Eduardo Scarpetta, Seloua M’Hamdi, Samuel Laurie

     

    Co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, and loosely based on Giuseppe Ferrandino’s Pericle il Nero, Stefano Mordini’s third feature is a contemporary Italian mafia film set in Belgium and France. Riccardo Scamarcio (Burnt, Effie Gray, Third Person) is a loyal Camorra low-life who makes ends meet by doing dirty jobs for Don Luigi, a Neapolitan crime lord and pizzeria owner based in the outskirts of Liège.  When a job goes wrong, he has no choice but to go on the run, and after a brief spell in hiding, ends up in Calais. Alienated, and deep down yearning to be part of a family, he seeks refuge in the form of divorced bakery worker Anastasia, played superbly by French actress Marina Foïs (Paris Follies, Polisse, Irréprochable). They embark on a bittersweet whirlwind romance, as they endeavour to sidestep the shadow of his tormented past.

     

    THE CONFESSIONS (Le Confessioni)

    Director: Roberto Andò – 100 mins

    Cast: Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Connie Nielsen, Pierfrancesco Favino, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie-Josée Croze, Richard Sammel, Johan Heldenbergh, Stéphane Freiss, Aleksei Guskov, Ernesto D'Argenio, Lambert Wilson, Julian Ovenden, Togo Igawa, Andy de la Tour, John Keogh, Giulia Andò

     

    Produced by Angelo Barbagallo (Dear Diary, The Son’s Room, Certified Copy), Roberto Andò’s slick mystery thriller centers on a simple monk of the Carthusian order, who shakes things up at a G8 meeting held in a luxury hotel on the Baltic Coast. After a high-ranking official is found dead in his room, it transpires that the purpose of the state treasurers’ gathering is to introduce radical economic reforms that will have irreparable destructive effects on less-developed countries in the world. Stopping them soon becomes a race against time…. The elegant mise en scène, Oscar-winning composer Nicola Piovani’s exquisite score, along with a stellar cast including Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, and Connie Nielson, make for irresistible viewing.

     

    IN GUERRA PER AMORE

    Director: Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif – 99 mins

    Cast: Andrea Di Stefano, Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif, Sergio Vespertino, Maurizio Bologna, Miriam Leone, Samuele Segreto, Stella Egitto, Antonello Puglisi, Vincent Riotta, Maurizio Marchetti, Mario Pupella, Aurora Quattrocchi, Rosario Minardi, Orazio Stracuzzi, Lorenzo Patanè, David Mitchum Brown, Forest Baker, Salvatore Ragusa, Domenico Centamore

     

    Following on from The Mafia Kills Only in Summer, Pierfrancesco Diliberto (aka Pif) brings us another funny and touching tale peppered with historical facts.  It is 1943, and World War II is in full swing. In the heart of New York fresh faced Arturo (played by Pierfrancesco Diliberto) has fallen head over heels for his restaurant boss’ daughter Flora. The feeling is mutual, but Flora has been promised to the son of an influential New York mobster. The only way Arturo will be able to marry his beloved, is if he is granted approval by her father, who lives in a small town in Sicily. Young and broke, Arturo enlists in the US Army, which is preparing to invade the island, an event which will change the history of Sicily, Italy, and the Mafia forever. 

     

    Francesco Diliberto (aka Pif) was assistant director to Marco Tullio Giordana on the anti-Mafia film I Cento Passi in 1998. Besides being a film director, writer and actor, he is also a satirical current-affairs broadcaster who has contributed to numerous Italian TV shows, including Le Iene. He has had his own show, Il Testimone, on MTV since 2007 and hosts the radio show I Provinciali on RAI 2, along with his screenwriting collaborator Michele Astori.

     

    PAWN STREETS (Le Ultime Cose)

    Director: Irene Dionisio – 85 mins

    Cast: Fabrizio Falco, Roberto De Francesco, Christina Rosamilia, Alfonso Santagata, Salvatore Cantalupo, Anna Ferruzzo, Nicole De Leo, Maria Eugenia D'Aquino, Margherita Coldesina, Matteo Polidoro

    Set in Turin, Pawn Streets reveals an insider’s view of the goings on behind the closed doors of a local pawnbrokers, and the wheeling and dealing which takes place in the streets outside. Each and every object tells a different story: a cherished fur coat is handed over by a transvestite who has become estranged from her family; a precious gold necklace fetches a moderate price for a desperate mother of two. Meanwhile, a penniless grandfather unwillingly becomes embroiled in black market pawnbroking, so he can afford to buy a hearing aid for his three year old grandson. Irene Dionisio, who is also a documentary film-maker, succeeds in rendering an honest account of some of the circumstances which might drive people to pawn their most cherished belongings, as a last resort. Pawn Streets is produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina, whose previous credits include The Wonders and Corpo Celeste.

    SLAM (Tutto per una ragazza)

    Director: Andrea Molaioli – 100 mins

    Cast: Ludovico Tersigni, Barbara Ramella, Jasmine Trinca, Luca Marinelli, Pietro Ragusa, Fiorenza Tessari, Lidia Vitale, Fausto Sciarappa, Gianluca Broccatelli, Tony Hawk

    Sam is a 16 year old skateboarding fanatic who has his whole life ahead of him. When his girlfriend breaks the news that she is pregnant, the only person he can turn to is his all-time hero and skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk. Reminiscent of the film Sliding Doors, Sam is inexplicably hurtled into the future and offered a glimpse of what will be…. or what could be.  At the end of the day, it is up to Sam to make the right decisions. Based on Nick Hornby’s successful novel of the same name, Slam is all twists and turns and heel flips, and features a splendid performance by Luca Marinelli, who starred in last year’s They Call Me Jeeg Robot. Prior to making his first feature film, Andrea Molaioli worked as assistant director and second director on numerous films, including Nanni Moretti’s The Son’s Room and Dear Diary. In 2008 his film The Girl By the Lake won three David di Donatello Awards.

     

    THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La Battaglia di Algeri)

    Director: Gillo Pontecorvo – 121 mins

    Cast: Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef

    The Battle of Algiers tells the story of the life-and-death struggle between the French colonial government of Algeria and the Algerian Liberation Front, the FLN, who wanted the French out and were willing to set off bombs to do it. The French sent in their elite Paratroopers with the order to use Any Means to break the insurgent – torture included. It’s a true story, done on location with many of the FLN appearing in it, including the producer who was an FLN leader. This film, which was first released in 1966, is a passionate yet completely impartial record of struggle which led to Algeria’s Independence.

     

    The Battle of Algiers is distributed in the UK by CultFilms: www.cultfilms.co.uk. Digitally re-mastered in high definition from restored archive elements approved by the filmmakers, this all-time classic release of The Battle of Algiers also commemorates the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence. The new version also includes some previously unseen footage, making this the most complete edition ever. The restoration was curated by Cineteca di Bologna and Istituto Luce-Cinecitta, in collaboration with Surf Film, Casbah Entertainment, and CultFilms.

     

    VANGELO

    Director: Pippo Delbono – 87 mins

    Cast: Pippo Delbono, Safi Zakria, Nosa Ugiagbe, Petra Magoni, Pepe Robledo, Ilaria Fantin, Bobò Robledo

    In Vangelo theatre director Pippo Delbono visits a migrant centre and meets the refugees who have come to seek shelter there. They are in limbo, waiting to find out if they will be allowed to stay, or simply be moved on to the next holding area. He becomes part of their everyday lives, in which they are suspended between painful memories and an uncertain future. Slowly but surely, the refugees open up to him, and tell him their stories. Some of these feature on screen, others remain secret. Through the lives of these people, the inevitable protagonists of a new age, Delbono’s vision for his theatrical production of the Gospel starts to take shape.

    I WAS A DREAMER (Il più grande sogno)

    Director: Michele Vannucci – 100 mins

    Cast: Mirko Frezza, Alessandro Borghi, Vittorio Viviani, Milena Mancini, Ivana Lotito, Ginevra De Carolis

     

    Mirko is a 39 year old father of two, who returns home after an eight year stint in jail. He dreams of being given a second chance, and attempts to leave behind a life of violence and petty crime once and for all. The perfect opportunity arises when he is unexpectedly elected president of the neighborhood committee in his local area in a run-down suburb of Rome. Before long, Mirko starts putting all his energy into transforming the lives of those around him, setting up a soup kitchen and food bank, and even persuading fellow down-and-outs to grow tomatoes on a nearby allotment. Little by little, he manages to reconcile with his two daughters, and prepare for the arrival of his third child, which his ever-patient wife is expecting. Michele Vannucci met lead actor Mirko Frezza when he was auditioning for his graduation film in 2012. Hanging out with him for three years inspired Vannucci to write the screenplay for I Was a Dreamer, which is based on Mirko’s real-life experiences.

     

     


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    Humanitarian Event Designed to Inspire Change Will Provide Funds for Health and Education of Cambodian Children

    The offical selection of films screening in competition at the 2017 Better Word Forum was revelead today by event founder Manuel Collas De La Roche.

     

    Taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from March 21 - 23, under the Patronage of the Cambodian Royal Family and the Foundation Football for life, the Better World Forum is a one-of-a-kind event with a singular purpose – to highlight works that change the world.

     

    Created to respond to a humanitarian impulse coming from a society in need of authenticity and truth, the Better World Forum aims to be the voice and image of tomorrow’s world. Through a series of narrative feature films and documentaries, the event defends, promotes and supports all creators working on behalf of culture, education, preservation of the environment, and the expansion of compassion worldwide.

     

    Fourteen films have been selected for the carefully curated competition showcase that embodies this mission and identifies with the goals set by the organization. These films are:

     

    Carole Matthieu (Directed by Louis-Julien Petit / France / Drama/thriller)

    Human (Directed by Yann-Arthus Bertrand / France / Documentary)

    Femme (Directed by Emmanuel Itier and Sharon Stone / USA / Documentary)

    Les pépites (Directed by Xavier de Lauzanne / France / Documentary)

    Swagger (Directed by Olivier Babinet / France / Documentary)

    L’Odyssée (Directed by Jerôme Salle / France / Bio pic)

    Dans les forêts de Sibérie (Directed by Safy Nebbou / France / Adventure)

    The Man Who Mends Women(Directed by Thierry Michel /France/ Documentary)

    Le Petit Prince (Directed by Mark Osborne / France / Animation)

    Jack et la méchanique du Coeur (Directed by Mathias Malzieu / France / Animation)

    Talking to the trees (Directed Illaria Borrelli / France / Drama)

    Ensemble C’est possible! (Directed by Safy Nebbou / France / Documentary)

    La Prenda(Directed by Jean-Cosme Delaloye /France/ Documentary)

    Feminitude (Directed by Soula Saad / France / Documentary)

     

    Highlighting different countries every year, the Better World Forum showcases films from a country whose filmmaking stands out in global comparison, opens new perspectives and broadens the cinematic horizon. This year, the event will showcase powerful works of film from France, as its country of focus – a country known for its intensely personal meditations on the human condition.

     

    The Better World Forum is born from the desire to highlight all forms of charitable, artistic expressions, ideas and solidarity actions that make a positive change for the planet. Among the event’s goals are:

     

    § Engage in a permanent action to increase mankind’s conscious while facing the evolution of the planet.

     

    § Reward initiatives targeting sustainable solutions in the social, economic and environmental areas.

     

    § Present and award a selection of works in all formats with an international jury coming from diverse cultural spheres.

     

    § Offer a stage for debates and exchanges between artists, humanitarian professionals, scientists, corporates and general public.

     

    The Better World Forum will be held each year in Phnom Penh, but offshoots of the event will also travel to different countries around the year. In totality, The Better World Forum is more than a single event, it is a sustainable movement that will travel all around the world and become a viral movement.

     

    The 2017 Better World Forum will provide funds for health and education of Cambodian children; support French-Khmer Cinematography and award lifelong achievements of the most deserving creative minds.

     

    “Cambodia is a country deepened in a strong spiritual culture and also has one of the most dynamic economies of the world,” said Better World Forum founder Manuel Collas De La Roche. “Actors, writers and leaders will be present as a confirmation of the artistic and human wealth represented by Cambodia.”

     

    Collas De La Roche added, “We are proud to be associated with this meaningful and groundbreaking initiative. Filmmaking has a measureable impact on society and culture as a whole.  The goal of the Better World Forum is to build a viable platform which will support a full offering of creative endeavors for those who wish to inspire change.”

     

    For more information on the event please visit http://www.bwforum.org/


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    Once again the Berlinale Goes Kiez special series is bringing the glamour of the festival to Berlin’s very diverse neighbourhoods and the city of Potsdam. The Berlinale will screen at seven select arthouse cinemas known for participating in and contributing to cultural life in their respective neighbourhoods.

     

    In Neukölln a new cinema - w o l f - will be opening its doors for the first time with the Berlinale. And in the Wrangelkiez, one of Kreuzberg’s most upbeat neighbourhoods, the Red Carpet will again be rolled out at the newly converted and enlarged EISZEIT cinema.

     

    From February 11 to 17, 2017, a selection of films from the official Berlinale programme will be shown in neighbourhoods, ranging from Berlin-Weißensee to beyond the city limits in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Each evening one arthouse cinema will be turned into a festival venue.

     

    Members of film teams have already announced their intention to present their works personally and discuss them with audiences after the screenings. At each neighbourhood cinema a prominent film personality will serve as its patron.

     

    The Berlinale Goes Kiez series will also begin with the official opening film of this year’s Berlinale. Django (Competition) by Etienne Comar will kick off the evening at the Bundesplatz-Kino in Wilmersdorf. Local moviegoers can expect a long and interesting evening, as shortly before midnight a film from the Berlinale Classics programme will be presented as well: the digitally restored version of George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead.

     

    For the first time NATIVe, the Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema, has been invited to participate in Berlinale Goes Kiez. At the EISZEIT cinema in Kreuzberg, two films from Canada will represent this year’s special region of focus, the Artic.

    At the  w o l f  in Neukölln, Berlinale Goes Kiez and Berlinale Talents will launch their first collaboration. In public talks titled “Local Heroes: Community Cinema Reloaded”, innovative international cinema operators will discuss with the audience ways to curate, finance, and involve the neighbourhood in local movie theatres.

     

    Festival Director Dieter Kosslick: “Our ‘local heroes’ are neighbourhood cinemas in Berlin and Brandenburg that are open to topics important to the community and foster an on-going dialogue through the stories presented on their screens.”

     

    Advance sales start on February 6, 2017; tickets will also be available at the respective cinemas.

     

     

    Neighbourhood cinemas and programme

     

    Saturday, February 11 at Bundesplatz-Kino, Wilmersdorf

    6.00 pm Competition

    Django by Etienne Comar

     

    9.00 pm Competition

    Teströl és lélekröl (On Body and Soul) by Ildikó Enyedi

     

    11.45 pm Berlinale Classics

    Night of the Living Dead by George A. Romero

     

    Sunday, February 12 at Toni & Tonino, Weißensee

    3.30 pm Generation Kplus

    Die Häschenschule - Jagd nach dem Goldenen Ei (Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg)

    by Ute von Münchow-Pohl

     

    6.30 pm Competition

    Wilde Maus (Wild Mouse) by Josef Hader

     

    9.30 pm Perspektive Deutsches Kino

    Back for Good by Mia Spengler

     

    Monday, February 13 at Odeon, Schöneberg

    6.30 pm Berlinale Special Gala

    Le jeune Karl Marx (The Young Karl Marx) by Raoul Peck

     

    9.30 pm Competition

    Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Woman) by Sebastián Lelio

     

    Tuesday, February 14 at  w o l f , Neukölln

    4.30 pm Talents Goes Kiez

    “Local Heroes: Community Cinema Reloaded”

    Public talk (in English)

     

    6.30 pm Panorama Special

    Tiger Girl by Jakob Lass

     

    9.30 pm Forum

    Chemi bednieri ojakhi (My Happy Family) by Nana & Simon

     

    Wednesday, February 15 at Thalia Programmkino, Potsdam-Babelsberg

    6.30 pm Competition

    Toivon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope) by Aki Kaurismäki

     

    9.30 pm Competition

    Beuys by Andres Veiel

     

    Thursday, February 16 at City Kino Wedding

    in Centre Français de Berlin, Wedding

    6.30 pm Forum

    Tiere (Animals) by Greg Zglinski

     

    9.30 pm Berlinale Shorts Go Kiez

    Fishing Is Not Done On Tuesdays by Lukas Marxt, Marcel Odenbach

    Kometen (The Comet) by Victor Lindgren

    Everything by David OReilly

    Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things) by Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca

    Os Humores Artificiais (The Artificial Humors) by Gabriel Abrantes

     

    Friday, February 17 at EISZEIT cinema, Kreuzberg

    6.30 pm Culinary Cinema Goes Kiez

    Theater of Life by Peter Svatek

    After the screening menu at Markthalle Neun

     

    9.00 pm NATIVe Goes Kiez

    Tungijuq by Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël

    Angry Inuk by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril


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      In the spirit of its opening conference, Berlin Critics’ Week 2017 closes with a political film ostensibly about a myriad of other things. Fittingly also, an accompanying flicker film follows this inner logic of antithesis which by imposing structures seeks to subvert them. Screened as world premieres will be the longest and the shortest films of the program: a 202-minute-lasting exploration of love in the digital imaginarium (produced in Germany) and a look to analogue film &mda...
     

    World Premiere of FOR AHKEEM: A story about a girl that never gives up

     
    WORLD PREMIERE Nomination for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award   Directors: Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest, USA, 2017, 98 Minutes, Color, 5.1   FOR AHKEEM (USA, 2017) is the coming-of- age story of an extraordinary young girl who never gives up as she strives to balance school, family, and trauma within the challenging world of being a Black teenager in America. This feature documentary by Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest will celebrate its world...
     

    GWFF Best First Feature Award Jury

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      Since 2006, when it introduced the GWFF Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-qua...
     

    Manuel Abramovich's SOLDADO nominated for a Berlinale Glashütte Original Documentary Award.

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       Manuel Abramovich's second documentary feature SOLDADO is one of the 16 films to be nominated for a Glashütte Original Documentary Award. The film will have its world premiere in the Generation 14plus section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (9 - 19 February 2017).    TAKE A FIRST LOOK ...
     

    Glashütte Original Documentary Award Jury

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    For many years now, the Berlin International Film Festival has been committed to documentary film and diverse documentary forms. This was evident not only in the programmes of the different sections, initiatives and special series but also in the European Film Market (EFM).   Thanks to the support of Glashütte Original, watch manufacturer from Saxony, the Berlin International Film Festival is launching a new award, the Glashütte Original Documentary Award.   The Glash&u...
     

    Blood Road Screenings at EFM 2017

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      BLOOD ROAD follows the journey of ultra endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 arduous miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their Goal: to reach the newly discovered crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot...
     

    Market Premieres from Wide House

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    THE GERMAN NEIGHBOUR DCP - HD – Argentina - 2017 - 94 min Directed by: Rosario Cervio & Martin Liji Written by: Rosario Cervio Produced by: Nana Ciné Languages: Spanish, German, English Languages:   “Long live Germany! Long live Austria! Long live Argentina! These are the countries with which I have been most connected and which I will not forget. I had to obey the rules of war and my flag. I am ready.” Last words of Adolf Eichmann,&nbs...
     

    World Premiere in Panorama REQUIEM FOR MRS J. by BOJAN VULETIĆ

     
    World Premiere in REQUIEM FOR MRS J. (Rekvijem za gospodju J.) 94 min, Serbia / Bulgaria / Macedonia / Russian Federation / France 2017, color, Serbian with English subtitles Director BOJAN VULETIĆ and Actors MIRJANA KARANOVIĆ, JOVANA GAVRILOVIĆ, VUČIĆ PEROVIĆ are available for interviews Press screening: Feb 13, tba   Mrs. J., a former administrative clerk, decides to complete all her obligations: wash a sink full of dishes, go to the store,...
     

    BERLINALE 2017: Panorama GHOST HUNTING by Raed Andoni

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    Above: Atef Al-Akhras and Amar Ouda by Camille Cottagnoud Original title:Istiyad Ashbah, 94 min, Palestine/France/Switzerland/Qatar, color, 2017, Arabic with English subtitles, world premiere Screenings: TBA Raed Andoni and Wadee Hanani (' assistant director') are available for interviews.  Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni heads to Berlin with a haunting memory of his time as a political prisoner. For 25 years, the image of an 18-years- old boy, head ...
     

    Sales and distribution deals for PACHAMAMA, from Ernest and Celestine producer.

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      SC Films has boarded international sales rights to animation feature PACHAMAMA from Oscar-nominated producer Didier Brunner, known for The Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells and Ernest and Celestine.  PACHAMAMA will be the first 3D CGI animation to be produced by Damien Brunner and Didier Brunner's new company Folivari. ...
     

    BAC Films International EFM line-up

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    THE LEISURE SEEKER  By Paolo Virzi   Ella and John are fleeing the suffocating care of their doctors and grown children.   He is distracted but strong; she is frail but sharp.   Their journey aboard the faithful old camper they call The Leisure Seeker takes them fro...
     

    Berlinale Talents 2017 - Courageous Encounters

     
    Berlinale Talents 2017: Courageous Encounters With Agnieszka Holland, Ana Lily Amirpour, Andres Veiel, Christo, David OReilly, Gob Squad, Isabel Coixet, João Moreira Salles, Paul Verhoeven, Raoul Peck and Other Experts On its 15th anniversary, Berlinale Talents once again offers the public and its 250 Talents a diverse programme of events, and proves that it’s still young enough to keep reinventing itself. “This year’s theme, ‘Courage: Against All Odds,’ c...
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    You can't run from a Nightmare: The Evil Within will Scare Fantasporto with the World Premiere:

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    The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
    Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
    Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
     
    Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
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    Fantasporto 2017 reveals a big line up of features and shorts

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    FINAL LINE -UP OF THE  37Th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2017   Opening Film: The Age of Shadows- Jee-woon Kim- 140’- Coreia do Sul  Closing Film: Through the Shadow - Walter Lima Jr  (Brasil), 1h 43' 44''-  Bras    Official Sections   FANTASY FILMS IN COMPETITION  FEATURES Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time- Rob Taylor- 93’ – EUA – International Opening O... 
     

    Fantasporto 2017 Trailer Channel

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    Reviews of Oscar contenders

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    by Alex Deleon HIDDEN FIGURES (A számolás joga)   Hidden Figures is a very hard film to write an objective review about. You can't say anything disparaging about a film about colored people (Afro-Americans) overcoming racial  prejudice and you cant say that this is really a Kevin Costner film with a few Afro-Americans supplying support in a thriller about getting a white guy (John Glenn) into space. Nor can you say that Kirsten Dunst is a lot easier on the eye t...
     

    Outstanding Film and Television Performances Honored at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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    The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2016 at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® held Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. In a ceremony attended by film and television’s leading actors, the 23rd Annual SAG Awards® was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET). A primetime encore pres...
     

    4th Feroz awards winners

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                             The 4th Feroz awards ceremony took place in Madrid. Members of AICE ( association of cinematographic informers of Spain) voted for their bests in differents categories, including for the first time also TV shows. Here´s the winner list: Mejor película dramática: Tarde para la ira Mejor comedia: Kiki el amor se hace Mejor dirección: Raúl Arévalo (Tarde ...
     

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    Golden Trailer Awards 2017

    Early Entry February 14th, 2017

    "Call for Entry is NOW open at www.goldentrailer.com

    Submit your: Trailers, Teasers, Posters, Video Games, TV Spots, Radio Spots, Innovative Theatrical Advertising & More
    Regular Deadline: Friday March 31st, 2017

    Seventeen New Categories this year/ best trailer for TV Show or Mini-series, Best Trailer or TV Spot FOR TV SERIES, STREAMING SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, WEB SERIES & MINI-SERIES....

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    New Media Film Festival
    June 6-8, 2017

    April 25, 2017 Final Deadline

    The Best in New Media....Honoring Stories Worth Telling 

    Judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and other Industry Leaders
    Each entry is considered for Screening, Competition ($45k in awards) and Distribution Opportunities. 
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    “If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” – VG

    "I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers."– Legendary Director Roger Corman

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    The World of Film Festival
    September 28 – October 1, 2017

    March 26, 2017 Regular Deadline

    The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema. 

    Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below. 

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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

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    February 28, 2017 Regular Deadline 

    The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

    The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. ...

    Good luck filmmakers! 

    Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

    February 10, 2017  Extended Deadline

    For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

    We look forward to having you screen at our 6th year anniversary!

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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017

    Regular Deadline February 24, 2017

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
    All genres and forms are welcome.
    Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

     

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    New York Festivals  
    The 2017 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th, 2017

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    Deadline extended

    The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2017. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

    NYF TV & Film Awards New Categories for 2017: Heroes, Ecotourism, and Best Use of Technology

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    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017

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    Submit by January 31, 2017
    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

    Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

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    Hollywood Theatrical Debut for "Train Station” Written and directed by an unprecedented 40 filmmakers from 25 countries

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    “An ambitious film… This daring experiment pays off.” - Gary M. Kramer, Film International  “Train Station unites cultures and breaks language barriers.” - Maira Zumari, Daily Seni   CollabFeature, a Guinness World Record-breaking, multi-award winning team of filmmakers, kick off the global theatrical tour of their second multi-director feature film “Train Station&rdquo...

    LIES WE TELL’s Gabriel Byrne & Harvey Keitel Pack a Punch in Mitu Misra’s Urban Epic Debut

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    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Whenever Harvey Keitel is in a movie, American audiences instantly have a clue the subject matter is going to pack a punch, and first time writer-director Mitu Misra’s LIES WE TELL pays it off in full. Oscar-nominated Keitel is joined by fellow hard-hitter Gabriel Byrne, in a pair of intertwined lives that are about as intimate as two men can be, even where women are concerned. Herein lies the crux of Misra’s LIES WE TELL, it...
     

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    Revolution will play on Ocean Day February 2nd

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    Revolution will play at the Arcata Theater Lounge Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM PST along with Distance between Dreams   Revolution:  Filmed over four years in 15 countries, Revolution captures some of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles ever recorded, and gives audiences a firsthand look into the biggest battle ever fought. Discovering that it’s not just sharks that are in jeopardy – but us – Stewart looks to the...
     

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    Be Part of an Installation Piece for the NYC Independent Film Festival

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     I am reaching out to people around the country and the world for their input and help. I want to curate an installation piece for the NYC Indie Film Festival, May 2 to 7, 2017. What we are looking for are open and honest talks about how you feel about your place in your community, the country and the world, please keep all videos less between 2 and 8 minutes length. All ideas and thoughts are welcome and will be shown unedited. There are no fees involved in submitting a video and all video...
    The NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent filmmakers from NYC and around the world. FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT TO The 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest
    The festival will present 300 indie works in the following categories: Narrative feature films, short films, super short films, documentary features and shorts, music videos, animated shorts, short scripts, short sketch comedy videos, and Virtual Reality videos.
    The NYC Indie Film Fest is a weeklong celebration of indie cinema with film screenings, industry panels, discussion groups, and after-parties. The Festival strives to promote an open environment for filmmakers, presenting opportunities to network with professionals and fans.
     

    Lies We Tell - Review: A suspense-filled crime thriller with a full-bodied social background

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    Review by Martin Petrov In a contemporary crime drama, first time filmmaker Mitu Misra gathers together an everyday, yet conceptually original story, complex characters and builds up a plot that can easily compete with indie social realist films from both Europe and across the pond.   Starting off with a dose of eroticism, the development of Lies We Tell into a suspense-filled crime thriller with a full-bodied social background definitely comes as a greatly welcomed surprise. Based and ...
     

    Lies We Tell review: "Fasten your Seat-Belts"

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    Review by Philip Bergson Fasten your seat-belts  for a gripping, intriguing, eye-opening, startling, emotionally-disturbing and even shocking expose of the underbelly of a northern British metropolis—in one of the most impressive ,assured and utterly independent debut feature I have had the pleasure of seeing in ages. Credibly filmed in and around Bradford, the world’s  first UNESCO “City of Film”, centre of the global woollen industry and in its Edwardian heyd...
     

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    THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty

    The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
    Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
    Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
     
    Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
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    LIES WE TELL by Mitu Misra
    Bradford International Film Associates Ltd. just completed Lies We Tell their first feature film written and directed by Mitu Misra, with Gabriel Byrne as the lead and a stellar cast including Harvey Keitel, Jan Uddin, Sibylla Deen, Mark Addy & Gina McKee.

    A trusted driver must deal with his dead boss's Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.

    www.lieswetell.com I Facebook I Production I Contact for Festivals I Sales I Synopsis I Trailer I Poster

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    Chrome Star Pictures Ltd presents OFFENSIVE, a Jon Ford thriller movie, produced by Jon Ford and Anne Davaud

     

    A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier.
     
    This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.
    An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…
    Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations  

    Offensive the synopsis

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    A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier.   This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village. An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath… Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard liv...
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    Revolution by Rob Stewart (following the success of Sharkwater) 
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    over 40 festival wins so far

    Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
    Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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    Better World Forum Unveils Lineup of Films Selected to Screen in Competition at First Event Held in Cambodia

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    Humanitarian Event Designed to Inspire Change Will Provide Funds for Health and Education of Cambodian Children The offical selection of films screening in competition at the 2017 Better Word Forum was revelead today by event founder Manuel Collas De La Roche.   Taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from March 21 - 23, under the Patronage of the Cambodian Royal Family and the Foundation Football for life, the Better World Forum is a one-of-a-kind event with a singular purpose – to...
     

    ALL indie Film Makers iNDYREELS Accepting Film Submissions to our site for Beta Launch March 2017, marketing@indyreels.com.

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    ALL indie Films, Animations, Studio movies are welcome to submit your films to us.    Eddie Brown, Co-Founder\ EVP iNDYREELS   ...
     
     

     This seventh edition of the festival brings a brand new array of exciting and inspiring films to the South Kensington cinema.  Screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with the film-makers, offering audiences the opportunity to get involved in lively discussions. This year’s line-up comprises nine new feature films, plus the recently restored version of Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 masterpiece THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La Battaglia di Algeri), distributed in the UK by C...Digital Gym

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    Pedro Almodóvar, President of the Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes

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    Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: 'I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to...
     

    Charlie Hunnam Was Right To Nix 50 Shades, He Nabbed LOST CITY OF Z, First Look

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    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent No, you’ve probably never heard of explorer Percy Fawcett; he’s the main character of best-seller David Grann’s “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon." It's a non-fiction rundown on an Amazonian adventurer who found and lost his soul in the jungle. Now, what if you heard Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam is going to come out in a movie as Percy Fawcett? What an exciting choi...
     

    Sustainable Events: Models for Greening & Engagement discussed at Santa Barbara 2016

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    Surveys show that many festival-goers would pay more for a ticket to a greener event. Want to learn where to start or how to take your event greening to the next level? Hear from music industry leaders and learn how to reduce your environmental footprint, while also creatively engaging attendees in your sustainability initiatives.Dig deeper and view greening resources here: http://bit.ly/2fIi5SS Moderator Mike Martin Speakers Jack Johnson Kim Johnson Eric Shiflett Sunn...
     

    Offensive starring Lisa Eichhorn and Russel Floyd

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    RUSSELL FLOYD Veteran stage and screen actor, Russell Floyd gives the performance of a lifetime, bravely bringing the role of Bernard Martin to life, from subtle nuances to dark extremes. A kind-hearted man who is forced to face his worst fears.   LISA EICHHORN Nominated for 2 Golden Globes, including Best Actress, for her role in Yanks starring alongside Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn delivers an incredible multidimensional performance as Helen Martin, Bernard's loving wife ...
     

    Jon Ford The director of Offensive

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    With a career as Director of Photography spanning over 20 years, including over 200 television commercials and 7 feature films, Jon Ford has written, produced and directed his own feature films, including the worldwide hit THE DEAD shot on location in Africa and THE DEAD 2 INDIA. He now returns as Writer, Producer and Director of OFFENSIVE, shot on location in France. With OFFENSIVE, he takes us on a journey of rage, vengeance and morality, exploring the dark side of human nature and the reperc...
     

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    Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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    Palmarès des 22èmes Lumières de la presse internationale

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    Elle, de Paul Verhoeven, a été plébiscité avec les prix du meilleur film, de la mise en scène et de la meilleure actrice, pour Isabelle Huppert, lors de la 22ème cérémonie des Lumières de la presse internationale, qui s’est déroulée ce lundi soir au Théâtre de la Madeleine à Paris. Le prix du meilleur acteur est allé à Jean-Pierre Lé...
     

     

    Palmarès 2016 des prix du Syndicat français de la Critique de Cinéma

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    Le Palmarès de Geradmer récompense Grave

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    Le Festival International de Films de Fribourg annonce les sections qui complèteront les axes forts de sa programmation

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    Le Sesterce d'or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel sera décerné au réalisateur français Alain Cavalier,

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    Cette année, le Sesterce d'or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel sera décerné au réalisateur français Alain Cavalier, en hommage à l'ensemble de sa carrière. Nous présenterons en première mondiale ses Six Portraits XL durant le Festival, du 21 au 29 avril 2017! Alain Cavalier | Maître du Réel 2017 > Alain Fraissé, dit Alain Cavalier, est né le 14 septembre 1931 à Vend&oci...
     

    VOD, plateformes et services OTT : quelles obligations de promotion des œuvres européennes ? Rapport gratuit de 80 pages

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    Promouvoir les films européens sur la VOD - quel rôle pour la législation européenne ? VOD, plateformes et OTT : quelles obligations de promotion des œuvres européennes ? TELECHARGEZ-LE ICI   Ce nouveau rapport gratuit traite des sujets suivants l’essor des services à la demande comparé à la stagnation du cinéma et de la vente/location des DVD le cadre juridique international et euro...
     

    300 000 entrées au Festival cinéma Télérama pour ses 20 ans

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      Les spectateurs de la 20e édition ont privilégié “Elle”, “Paterson” et “Moi, Daniel Blake”, pour un total d'entrées avoisinant les 300 000. Le Festival cinéma Télérama s’est déroulé du 18 au 24 janvier 2017, dans 321 cinémas Art et essai, et proposait de voir ou revoir les 16 meilleurs films de l&r...
     

     


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    The FOURTH Edition of

    International Festival of Short Films on Cultural Tourism

    (IFFC - IV)

    JAIPUR (Rajasthan) - INDIA

     

    An International event to showcase and recognize authentic, artistic, effective and informative short films on Culture & Tourism

     

    We cordially invite you to participate in the competitive section of IFFC -IV. If you are ready with a film, which speaks about Culture or Tourism, then please do not delay to send us your film for the selection, as the entry is free, open to all film makers… amateurs, students and professionals with separate competitive sections for them, and the last date for submission is Feb 28, 2017.

     

    Media, film-makers and viewers all in one voice hailed the festival as one of the finest in India, wherein 33 countries in iffc-I, 38 countries in iffc-II & 51 countries in iffc III vied to win 9 Golden statuettes.

     

    IFFC -I was inaugurated by legendary film-personality Shashi Kapoor& Khushboo, superstar from South Indian Cinema, in august presence of filmmakers and stars from 13 countries. IFFC -II was inaugurated with great festivity and fanfare by legendary actors of Indian Cinema Hema Malini, and Jeetendra, heart-throb of millions. Besides delegate filmmakers from various countries. IFFC -III was inaugurated and closed by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Government of India and Moushmi Chatterjeelegendary actress of Hindi Cinema.

     

    You can send your film/s through online link to info@iffc.co.in, iimcindia@yahoo.co.in, or post a data DVD/pen drive/hard disk as we will be projecting films in full HD versions (1080p) in MOV/MP4/AVI/H264 codecs. Audio should be either mono or stereo, as we would not be playing it on 5.1 or other formats. Please send it on the address- IFFC, Indian Infotainment Media Corporation, B-108, Radium Apartments, Shreyas Colony, Goregaon (East), Mumbai, India. Pin-400063. For more information do visit our website www.iffc.co.in.

     

     Ketki Kapadia

    Secretary, iffc

    Cell: 09869011999

     


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    Paris Images Digital Summit (PIDS) est une manifestation dédiée à la création numérique sous toutes ses formes : des effets visuels à la réalité virtuelle, en passant par l’animation et la 3D, le PIDS croise les enjeux créatifs, techniques, économiques et créatifs de cette industrie de la création.

     

    674 professionnels ont participé à la troisième édition du PIDS, soit une hausse de 12% des accréditations par rapport à 2016. Les deux séances ouvertes au public ont par ailleurs attiré près de 500 spectateurs.

     

    Pendant les 2 journées de conférences, 21 tables rondes et études de cas ont été organisées avec près de 50 intervenants.

     
    Job Fair : un marché de l’emploi toujours dynamique
     

    A travers cette initiative, le Paris Images Digital Summit souhaite renforcer les liens entre la formation et l’industrie en facilitant le recrutement des étudiants des Ecoles, des intermittents ou des professionnels présents à l’événement.

     
    Plus de 300 entretiens ont été initiés lors de cette édition 2017 avec entre 300 et 400 emplois proposés par les 11 sociétés VFX et studios d’animation présents sur la Job Fair : Cube, Dneg, Framestore, ILM, Knightworks, Mikros, Illumination Mac Guff, Mathematic, MPC, TeamTO et Trimaran.
     
    PIDSVIZ : intégrer les VFX dès l’étape du développement
     

    Le Paris Images Digital Summit organisait pour la première fois une rencontre entre porteurs de projet et sociétés d’effets spéciaux numériques. L’objectif de cette initiative est de promouvoir la production de longs métrages français ambitieux et innovants sur le plan du développement visuel. 5 projets étaient présentés cette année. C’est le long-métrage LA FILLE DE L’ESTUAIRE réalisé par Gaëlle Denis et produit par La Voie Lactée qui a remporté le Prix du Jury avec à la clé une dotation de 10 000€ à dépenser auprès d’une société VFX en France.

     

    Retrouvez prochainement les temps forts de la manifestation en images et en vidéos sur notre site et nos réseaux sociaux.

     

    Les dates de l’édition 2017 seront communiquées dans les prochaines semaines.

     

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    @ParisImagesDS #PIDS2017

     

    Paris Images Digital Summit est un événement co-produit par la Commission du Film d’Ile-de-France et la Ville d’Enghien-les-Bains avec son Centre des arts.

    La Commission du Film d’Ile-de-France est un Etablissement Public de Coopération Culturelle créé en 2004 à l’initiative de la Région Ile-de-France dans le cadre de sa politique culturelle pour assurer la valorisation de la filière audiovisuelle et cinématographique.

    Le Centre des arts, scène conventionnée sur les écritures numériques, véritable pôle ressource de la création numérique marqué tant au détour de sa programmation que de ses résidences artistiques et des projets avec l’international. Situé à 15 minutes de Paris-Gare du Nord.

    Le Paris Images Digital Summit est un événement du Paris Images Trade Show qui a pour objectif de développer des synergies entre les manifestations réunies au sein de cette initiative et les organisations professionnelles et associations partenaires, afin de mieux mettre en lumière l’excellence des savoir-faire des techniciens et industries techniques français du cinéma et de l’image animée et de leur offrir une reconnaissance et une visibilité internationale accrues.

     
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    In partnership with Canadian Heritage/Canada150, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier21, RBC, Bell Media/CTV Atlantic, NFB (National Film Board of Canada) and Telefilm Canada, ‘From Away’ is a film competition for Atlantic Canadian post-secondary students produced by the Atlantic Film Festival as part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

     
    The film competition and program presents a multi-faceted opportunity to showcase Atlantic Canada's next generation of visual storytellers. Post-secondary student filmmakers are encouraged to examine, explore or celebrate Canada as home as both a concrete and abstract space - a landscape, a person, a feeling, and a memory - through the medium of film. The challenge will be to construct their own interpretation of the nation that surrounds them and how immigration has shaped their place within it – connecting audiences with Canada’s past and present.
     
    “We are so excited to be joining with the Government of Canada and our incredible partners to put a spotlight on the next generation of Atlantic Canadian filmmakers in a unique and once-in-a-lifetime national event,” said Wayne Carter, Executive Director, Atlantic Film Festival. “As we celebrate Canada’s 150th, the opportunity for these films to be shown to festival audiences nationally provides a real world launching pad for film students telling stories of the global community that inhabits the best country in the world.”
     

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    “The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is delighted to partner with the Atlantic Film Festival on the 2017 ‘From Away’ Film Competition. This competition provides a valuable outlet for new Atlantic Canadian filmmakers to connect with an audience,” said Marie Chapman, Chief Executive Officer.  “As a museum of stories, we understand the need to tell stories that reflect Canada’s diverse immigration experience.”
     
    The ‘From Away’ program, featuring the multi-faceted celebration of filmmaking and Canadian identity through the Film Competition, will also include a Film Festival Gala Screening Celebration, an Atlantic Canada-wide school tour, community screenings and online presentations.
     
    Interested filmmakers must be currently enrolled in an Atlantic Canadian post-secondary institution and/or be an Atlantic Canadian post-secondary student.
     
    Films must not exceed ten minutes in length and in instances where multiple languages are used those films must feature English subtitles. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 30, 2017. 
     
    For more information on the competition and to submit a film, visit: http://www.atlanticfilm.com/from-away-film-competition
     
    Regional film industry professionals will jury the Film Competition and ten finalists will be chosen to present their films at the 37th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, September 14 - 21, 2017. Finalists will be awarded full AFF registration and a travel bursary with selected films being awarded additional prizes. The Grand Prize winner and a guest will attend the Opening Night Gala at TIFF 2018 as VIP guests of RBC.
     
    Finalists will also participate in an Atlantic Canadian regional screening tour for youth as well as an online festival, creating opportunities for engagement, discussion and participation throughout the Atlantic region and beyond.
     
     
     
    About the Atlantic Film Festival
     
    The Atlantic Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. Celebrating 37 years in 2017, the Atlantic Film Festival began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Just three and half decades later, the Atlantic Film Festival has blossomed into one of Canada’s premier film festivals. Providing an immersive escape and celebration for movie lovers, filmmakers and industry professionals worldwide, the Atlantic Film Festival is Atlantic Canada’s curator of epic and unforgettable stories.

    Beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September, the Atlantic Film Festival celebrates the experience of film, year-round through programs including, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, the AFF Outdoor Film Experience, Strategic Partners and Reel East Coast.
      
    Receive the most up-to-date information about the Atlantic Film Festival and its Family of Programs, including sneak peeks and festival highlights online at our website: atlanticfilm.com, our Facebook page: /atlanticfilmfestival, our Twitter account: /thefilmfest #FromAway, our LinkedIn company page: linkedin.com/company/atlantic-film-festival, our Youtube channel: youtube.com/user/atlanticfilmdotcom, and our Instagram account: thefilmfest.

     


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    Since 1999 the Craic Fest has been the premier Irish film and music festival in the U.S. This year is no exception with an eclectic mix of Irish features, documentaries and short films. 

     

    This year marks the 19th annual Craic Fest, presented by Castle Brands and Stella Artois. Opening night is the U.S. premier of Irish rock documentary Fanatic Heart (about the local legendary Irish band that has rocked NYC for over 25 years) Frontman Larry Kirwan and Director Vic Zemet and Stephanie Silber will be in attendance for Q&A. March 3rd Friday night gala is the U.S. premier of Rebel Rossa a documentary on . The director Williams Cole will attend the Q&A. Saturday morning is the Kids Fleadh (storytelling, Step Dancing and Short films). The Craic rolls on Saturday afternoon award winning documentaries. Crash and Burn U.S. premier at 1:30pm. Director Sean O’Cualian will be in attendance. At 3:30pm is the U.S. premier of PUCK O THE IRISH about the history of ice hockey in Ireland and how hurling helped evolved the game in Canada. At 5pm is the U.S. premier of the documentary I Am Traveller narrated by Love/Hate star John Connors. John and director Kim Bartley will be in attendance. Closing night film is 66 DAYS. Award winning documentary about Bobby Sands and his 66 hunger strike. Saturday Q&A to follow as well. We are delighted to have such a diverse lineup of award winning documentaries this year and we are doing a filmmaker lounge this year as well for all three days at Cinepolis Theater (formely known as Bow Tie Cinemas W. 23rd St.)” says Festival Director Terence Mulligan. 

     

    The Craic Music Fest is on the following weekend March 11th at Mercury Lounge. A stellar lineup with the return of The Pat McGuire Band, Mick Hargan and Natalie Clark. Doors at 8pm at Mercury March 11th.

     

    So bring along some friends, make some new ones, open your eyes to some of Ireland’s best of the New Irish Cinema, enjoy music and drinks. It’s all part of the Craic!

     

    For more info contact 917-373--6735. Full line-up at www.thecraicfest.com

     

     

     

    www.THECRAICFEST.COM

    THe craic Festival       T: 917 373 6735  e:THe411@thecraicfest.com

     


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    Sci Films 2017 from Summer Hill Films presented at EFM 2017

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    Summer Hill Films (and TomCat Films) will be located at Marriott Hotel Ballroom, stand #117 from February 9th to 16th.     SCI-FI FILMS 2017 FROM SUMMER HILL FILMS    ALIENS VS TITAN1C Sci-fi Offering only the finest amenities, the ‘TITAN 1C’ space-cruiser is considered the most luxurious star-liner ever built. Future sprin...
     
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    Berlinale 2017 | MENASHE, Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein

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    MENASHE (Forum) Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein Written by Joshua Z Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz and Musa Syeed Starring Menashe Lustig and Ruben Niborski   Joshua Z Weinstein, Menashe Lustig and Ruben Niborski are available for interviews ** Please reply to this email with your interest ** Synopsis: Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly pare...
     

    Wide got VR for EFM 2017

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    Fiction made in Flanders and Brussels, Belgium @ EFM 2017

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    Discover some of the most exciting fiction made in Flanders and Brussels, Belgium shown at this year's European Film Market in Berlin!       ...
     

    EFM The Man Who Was Thursday DEBUT

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    "THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY" EFM Film Market Debut DEVILWORKS EFM line-up includes thriller based on the novel from World Renowned English writer G.K Chesterton.  The film  is a historical thriller chronicling a man’s Faustian descent into the Roman underworld. It stars François Arnaud (The Borgais, Rabid Dogs,I Killed My Mother) and Ana Ularu (Emerald City). The film was inspired by the novel of the same name from English author G.K. Che...
     
     

    New Morning Films @ EFM 2017

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    THE EX-WIFE by Katja Wik SWEDEN, 2017 // COMEDY - DRAMA // 90min // COMPLETED // MARKET DEBUT   WORLD PREMIERE // GÖTEBORG INT FILM FEST 2017 // COMPETITIO...
     

     

    Didier Brunner's PACHAMAMA (3D) new animation title from SC Films

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      The new animation feature from the legendary French producer Didier Brunner - multi Oscar-nominated for Ernest and Celestine, The Triplets of Belleville, The Old Lady and The Pigeons and The Secret of Kells.   Set in the Andes, PACHAMAMA is an action adventure story about a young boy Tepulpai, who dreams of becoming a Shaman, and his best friend Naïra...
     

    Three kosovan films will be screened at EFM 2017

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    Kosova's Oscar contender HOME SWEET HOME by Faton Bajraktari will be screened on Feb. 11th Saturday - 11:00 - Marriott Studio 'Agron was long considered dead. His army buddies saw him die during the Kosovo conflict, and thus his return home is beyond surprising. Joy, however, soon shifts to a consideration of practical problems, and the man is forced by a variety of circumstances to remain dead – at least officially. His home thus becomes the backdrop for a portrayal ...
     

    FOR AHKEEM: A story about a girl that never gives up

     
    WORLD PREMIERE – SCREENINGS - INTERVIEWS Nomination for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award Directors: Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest, USA, 2017, 98 Minutes, Color, 5.1   FOR AHKEEM (USA, 2017) is the coming-of- age story of an extraordinary young girl who never gives up as she strives to balance school, family, and trauma within the challenging world of being a Black teenager in America. This feature documentary by Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest will celeb...
     
     

    Action films from Summer Hill Films @ EFM

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    ACTION FILMS FROM SUMMER HILL FILMS   LoveJacked Action, comedy   Welcome to the Age of Weaponized Love! College students risk it all to expose a sinister clandestine military project bent on chemically controlling and manipulating the emotion and effects of LOVE. Watch the trailer for "LoveJacked"  ...
     
     

    Smashing new artwork for "Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire"!

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      Summer Hill Films (and TomCat Films) at Marriott Hotel Ballroom, stand #117 from February 9th to 16th.  We are proud to present to you the new artwork for our a kick-ass, sci-fi, action feature Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire! This fast paced crime movie with gangs, drugs and guns rockets to a totally new level as the story is set in a futuristic world and the enemy is messing with the past by ...
     

    Kuba Czekaj’s new film THE ERLPRINCE will be screened in Berlin

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    After the award-winning BABY BUMP (Venice), Kuba Czekaj’s new film THE ERLPRINCE will be screened at the Berlin Film Festival 2017 Following its award at the Gdynia Film Festival (Young Jury Award for Best Film) and its success at the Slamdance Film Festival, Kuba Czekaj’s new film, THE ERLPRINCE, will be screened in European Premiere at the BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL which takes place from 9 to 19 February 2017.   After the award-winning BABY BUMP screened at ...
     

    HILDEBRANDT FILM Berlinale EFM Line Up

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            108' / About: Arthouse-Drama, Friendship / Germany / Colour: colour / Languages: German / Subtitles: German, English / Aspect Ratio: 2:1 / Resolution: DCP, 4K ...
     

    Berlin'17: Molly Parker/ Bruce McDonald: Weirdos @ Generation 14plus

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    Berlinale'17 Generation 14plus   WEIRDOS By Bruce McDonald     Public Screenings: (Q&A expected after each) 14.02.2017   15:30 Zoo Palast 1 (Premiere) 15.02.2017   15:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain 16.02.2017   14:00 CinemaxX 3   Synopsis: Nova Scotia. 1976. The weekend of the American Bicentennial. When 15-year-old Kit decides that living with his father is too repressive, he hits the road to move in with his mother. Accompanied by his...
     

    World Premiere of DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski Panorama section

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    Official Selection - Section Panorama Dokumente Berlinale 2017        DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski will celebrate its World Premiere as part of this year's Berlinale Section Panorama Dokumente. The film has been produced by the award winning production company gebrueder beetz filmproduktion (Sundance, IDFA, SXSW).  DREAM BOAT a documentary by Tristan Ferland Milewski  Deutschland  2017 92 Min. / OmU &nbs...
     

    Il Volo Notte Magica – A Tribute to the Three Tenors Special Screening @ Avant Première 2017

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    Il Volo Notte Magica – A Tribute to the Three Tenors With live performance of Il Volo! Monday, 13 February 2017 18:30 - 20:00 Market Screening Hall Scandic Hotel, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin 30 mins Highlights of Notte Magica and The Three Tenors: The Lost Concerts Il Volo - Live on Stage   www.cmajor-entertainment.com Celebrating its 10-yea...
     

    Freefly MoVI Pro gets Plug-and-Play Focus and Lens Control with new Torque Motor Bundles from Redrock Micro

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        Torque Motors share MoVI Pros design DNA of ultra-light weight, compact size to add focus, iris, and zoom control   Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional cinema accessories, today announced immediate availability of new Torque Motor bundles for the Freefly MoVI Pro gimbal. The new Motor bundles plug-and-play with the MoVI Pro and offer incredible performance and value for gimbal operators wanting to add remote focus, iris, and/or zoom control...
     

    5th Discussion on the status of women in film business and gender equity during Berlinale

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    5th Discussion on the status of women in film business and gender equity on the occasion of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. February 16th, 11 a.m. We are experiencing a very powerful moment in the gender equity movement worldwide. Our work in the film and media industry is taking place during the last 40 years and in this 5th edition of our discussion we  like to acknowledge the engagement of organisations and individuals who were active in this time fram...
     

    Daniel Borgman returns to Berlin with a second feature film “Loving Pia”

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    “Loving Pia”follows his award-winning short “Berik” (Cannes) and first feature “The Weight of Elephants” (Berlin)      Adomeit Film is proud to announce the selection of Daniel Borgman’s new film, LOVING PIA at the forthcoming BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL which takes place from 9 to 19 February 2017. This second feature film, about an intellectually disabled woman who finds love, will be screened in World Premiere in the Forum sectio...
     

    Academy Award winner Tala Hadid will present her new film HOUSE IN THE FIELDS in world premiere in Berlin

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        Sales Agent Alpha Violet is proud to announce the selection of Tala Hadid’s new film, HOUSE IN THE FIELDS at the forthcoming BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL which takes place from 9 to 19 February 2017. The film will be screened in the Forum section and will compete for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award 2017.   House in the Fields (Tigmi N Igren) is the first film of a trilogy set in Morocco that will take us on a journey from the Atlas Mountains, to Casablan...
     

    My Cool Dad A new animation feature from Russia screening at EFM

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    Preview and Trailer from Avant Premiere

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    PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 2017. The largest trade fair for film professionals in the performing arts. More than 700 international participants come to network with other broadcasters, producers and artists, make co-production, broadcasting and distribution deals and find out about the new technologies that can change their industries. Become a part of this spectacular event now! www.avantpremiere.at ...
     

    Best, edgiest horror around from TomCat Films teams up with SGL Entertainment

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        TomCat Films teams up with SGL Entertainment to bring you the best, edgiest horror around.  Many territorries and rights are still available!  Ask for avails in your territory. Meet with Summer Hill Films (and TomCat Films) at Marriott Hotel Ballroom, stand #117 from February 9th to 16th.   In the meantime, take a look at the SGL catalog! 20 features full of horror and scifi - enjoy! Visit us at EFM, Marriott Ballroom, Stand...
     

    EFM 2017 Latest line-up from Amadeus Entertainment

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       http://amadeus-ent.com/EFM2017new/ Amadeus Entertainment would be delighted to meet you at European Film Market in Berlin and discuss our new slate of films.  To schedule a meeting with us please choose a convenient time slot in our calendar: https://efm2016.youcanbook.me Attendance: 9th-15th February Location:  Stand number 39, ground floor, Martin Gropius Bau                      ...
     

    Meet the 10 discoveries of the 20th edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS

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      Italy ALESSANDRO BORGHI   Latvia ELINA VASKA   Denmark ESBEN SMED   Netherlands HANNAH HOEKSTRA   Sweden KARIN FRANZ KÖRLOF   Germany LOUIS HOFMANN   Slovenia ...
     
     

    World Premiere of ANA, MON AMOUR by Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer (Golden Bear Winner 2013)

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    ANA, MON AMOUR by Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer (Golden Bear Winner 2013) in the Competition Line-up at the Berlinale 2017    ANA, MON AMOUR a film by Călin Peter Netzer  starring  Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavalioti, Adrian Titieni, Vasile Muraru  Romania / France / Germany 2016 127 Min. Romanian with German and English subtitles   Production: Parada Film (Romania) Co-Production: augenschein Filmproduktion ...
     
     
     

    World Premiere of FOR AHKEEM: A story about a girl that never gives up

     
    WORLD PREMIERE Nomination for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award   Directors: Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest, USA, 2017, 98 Minutes, Color, 5.1   FOR AHKEEM (USA, 2017) is the coming-of- age story of an extraordinary young girl who never gives up as she strives to balance school, family, and trauma within the challenging world of being a Black teenager in America. This feature documentary by Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest will celebrate its world...
     
     

    Manuel Abramovich's SOLDADO nominated for a Berlinale Glashütte Original Documentary Award.

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    Manuel Abramovich's second documentary feature SOLDADO is one of the 16 films to be nominated for a Glashütte Original Documentary Award. The film will have its world premiere in the Generation 14plus section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (9 - 19 February 2017).    TAKE A FIRST LOOK ...
     
     

    Blood Road Screenings at EFM 2017

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      BLOOD ROAD follows the journey of ultra endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 arduous miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their Goal: to reach the newly discovered crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot...
     

    Market Premieres from Wide House

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    THE GERMAN NEIGHBOUR DCP - HD – Argentina - 2017 - 94 min Directed by: Rosario Cervio & Martin Liji Written by: Rosario Cervio Produced by: Nana Ciné Languages: Spanish, German, English Languages:   “Long live Germany! Long live Austria! Long live Argentina! These are the countries with which I have been most connected and which I will not forget. I had to obey the rules of war and my flag. I am ready.” Last words of Adolf Eichmann,&nbs...
     

    World Premiere in Panorama REQUIEM FOR MRS J. by BOJAN VULETIĆ

     
    World Premiere in REQUIEM FOR MRS J. (Rekvijem za gospodju J.) 94 min, Serbia / Bulgaria / Macedonia / Russian Federation / France 2017, color, Serbian with English subtitles Director BOJAN VULETIĆ and Actors MIRJANA KARANOVIĆ, JOVANA GAVRILOVIĆ, VUČIĆ PEROVIĆ are available for interviews Press screening: Feb 13, tba   Mrs. J., a former administrative clerk, decides to complete all her obligations: wash a sink full of dishes, go to the store,...
     

    BERLINALE 2017: Panorama GHOST HUNTING by Raed Andoni

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    Above: Atef Al-Akhras and Amar Ouda by Camille Cottagnoud Original title:Istiyad Ashbah, 94 min, Palestine/France/Switzerland/Qatar, color, 2017, Arabic with English subtitles, world premiere Screenings: TBA Raed Andoni and Wadee Hanani (' assistant director') are available for interviews.  Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni heads to Berlin with a haunting memory of his time as a political prisoner. For 25 years, the image of an 18-years- old boy, head ...
     

    Sales and distribution deals for PACHAMAMA, from Ernest and Celestine producer.

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      SC Films has boarded international sales rights to animation feature PACHAMAMA from Oscar-nominated producer Didier Brunner, known for The Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells and Ernest and Celestine.  PACHAMAMA will be the first 3D CGI animation to be produced by Damien Brunner and Didier Brunner's new company Folivari. ...
     

    BAC Films International EFM line-up

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    THE LEISURE SEEKER  By Paolo Virzi   Ella and John are fleeing the suffocating care of their doctors and grown children.   He is distracted but strong; she is frail but sharp.   Their journey aboard the faithful old camper they call The Leisure Seeker takes them fro...
     
     

    Berlinale Talents 2017 - Courageous Encounters

     
    Berlinale Talents 2017: Courageous Encounters With Agnieszka Holland, Ana Lily Amirpour, Andres Veiel, Christo, David OReilly, Gob Squad, Isabel Coixet, João Moreira Salles, Paul Verhoeven, Raoul Peck and Other Experts On its 15th anniversary, Berlinale Talents once again offers the public and its 250 Talents a diverse programme of events, and proves that it’s still young enough to keep reinventing itself. “This year’s theme, ‘Courage: Against All Odds,’ c...
     

    Adventure by Mississippi river starts here! - "Happy Log" released in USA on DVD!!

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        "Happy Log" an adventure/family feature by Gary R. Thieman has been released both digitally AND on DVD in the US!  On the verge of depression following the murder of his father, Cory, a nervous, guilt-ridden 12-year-old “altar boy”, is coaxed  by his adventurous best friend, Ben, to prove their manhood by embarking on their first overnight fishing trip out in the wild on the Mississippi Bayou’s Wolf River; but their trip goes awr...
     
     

    Roxane Mesquida, Richard Edson and Julie Delpy join cast of “Burning Shadow” from filmmaker Alex Nahon

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    The film will mark the feature directorial debut of Nahon, co-screenwriter of “2 Days in New York” (directed by Delpy). Nahon has also shot campaigns for Macy’s and music videos for artists such as Lykke Li and Adan Jodorowsky. Specifics of the plot are currently under wraps but it is dark noir with sci-fi undertones and has been likened to the works of David Lynch and David Cronenberg. Filming is set to start in late Spring. Roxane Mesquida Her credits include:...
     

    Norwegian entries: From the Balcony and The King’s Choice selected for Berlin’s Panorama

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          Norwegian directors Ole Giæver and Erik Poppe return to the Berlin International Film Festivals Panorama sidebar.     Norwegian writer-director-actor Ole Giæver has become a Berlinale favourite: for the third time will he participate in the Panorama sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (between 9-1...
     

     

     

    EFM 2017 Line up from Celluloid Dreams

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    EFM Horizon : Virtual Reality, Computer Games, Startups, New Technologies and Innovations @ EFM

     
    The film industry of the future, with the newest technological developments, trends that provide a glimpse of things to come and evolving business models, is the focus of a total of five innovative events united under the newly created label “EFM Horizon” and made possible with the support of Audi. The platform, which encompasses the formats “Propellor | Speednic”, “EFM Startups”, “VR NOW Con Business Mixer”, “Game <3 Cinema” and &ld...
     
     

    Self-criticism of a bourgeois dog premiers at EFM

     
      (OT: Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes)   GERMAN PREMIERE Director: Julian Radlmaier, Germany, 2017, 99 Minutes, Aspect ratio: 1,37:1, Sound format: 5.1, original language & subtitles: German/ English   Self-criticism of a bourgeois dog (Germany, 2017) is a political comedy with magical twists. The first full-length feature film by director Julian Radlmaier, who also plays the leading role, will celebrate its German premiere at the section Perspektive Deutsc...
     
     

    TriCoast @ EFM 2017

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          AMELIA 2.0           Futuristic female suspense.   A desperate husband, offers up his wife's dying brain to be the first consciousness downloaded into a robotic replica. Amelia 2.0 fights political controversy, emotional turmoil, and her right to exist.   &nbs...
     

    EFM2017 Line up from Bleiberg Entertainment

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    “Books at Berlinale”: Twelve New International Novels Ripe for Screen Adaptation

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    On February 14, film producers attending “Books at Berlinale” will have the chance to discover twelve new literary works that lend themselves perfectly for adaptation to the screen. The selected novels will be presented at a pitching session in the framework of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. At a get-together following the session, the invited producers will be able to join in conversation with respected, internationally active literary agents and representatives of publishing h...
     
     

    EFM 2017 Line Up from Devilworks

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    EFM Line up from ITN

     
    MOONTRAP: TARGET EARTH 90 min. Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi. HD. 2016. Complete.  Cast: Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave), Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny), Damon Dayoub (Stichers, NCIS), Cara AnnMarie (Containment), Chris Newman (Batman vs. Superman)   Synopsis:  A long forgotten ancient spacecraft discovered on Earth. Investigations carried out by Scout transport her to the ...
     

     

    Groundbreaking film the bomb with live performance by The Acid to screen in Berlinale Special

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    Creators Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser will take the international premiere of their film on the paradoxes of nuclear deterrence to Berlin   The bomb is a 55-minute experimental multimedia film that immerses the audience in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons. The Berlin screening will feature a live performance of the score by electronica band The Acid. the bomb exists at the intersection of art, politics, and technology and places the viewer in the...
     

     

     

    EFM Line up OneEyedFilms

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            Inicuo: The Brotherhood / Dir Alex G Alegre / Mexico / 87’ / 2016 Horror    Scream Fest / Morbido Film Fest / Oaxaca Film Fest  Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre   "Interisting... Inteligent... well worth it” Letterboxed   After a voyage of self discovery Federico creates a new religious cult. Aided by his followers, he kidnaps Fernando, a ...
     

    EFM: Harvey Keitel in "BROOKLYN GUNS" Teaser Premiere!

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        First promotional footage now available for this gritty New York crime thriller at EFM!  NOW IN POST PRODUCTION   LONGLINE   A violent criminal, recently released for a murder he committed at just 17-years-old, travels overseas and moves to Brooklyn. Though his relatives try to keep him on the straight-and-narrow, he soon immerses himself in a dangerous gangster underworld and his love for neighborhood girl ...
     

    DON'T SAY NO UNTIL I FINISHED TALKING: THE STORY OF RICHARD D. ZANUCK

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          An inspiring portrait of a cinema icon, Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking examines the different facets of Zanuck's life and career, from his family legacy to his successes and challenges. It features a wide range of interviews, including extensive conversations with Zanuck himself.  Also featured are interviews with such Hollywood notables as:  Steven Spielberg...
     

    Abramorama has partnered with Sword Rowe Capital to establish a Filmed Content and P&A Fund.

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     The fund will target music driven films as well as other genres building on Abramorama’s experience in targeting niche markets. The initial fund will enable Abramorama to become involved in projects at an earlier stage, to help create, as well as market and distribute.  With the flexible funding in place, Abramorama will partner with content owners, music focused digital entities, bands, management companies, and record labels, to mine the visual content they have assembled over...
     
     

    EastWest-Filmdistribution premieres The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish

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    The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish Original Title: Melanijas hronika   2016, Latvia, Czech Republic, Finland; Biography, History; 120 minutes Original Language: Latvian Subtitles: English Cast & Credits   Synopsis   The 14th of June 1941, Soviet-occupied Latvia: Without warning, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and her husband Aleksandr and force them to leave everything be...
     

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    The Final Selections for the Berlinale Classics Section

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    The Final Selections for the Berlinale Classics Section – Classics by Woody Allen, James Cameron, James Ivory and George A. Romero on the Big Screen   Five of the seven restored versions screening in Berlinale Classics will be celebrating their world premiere in Berlin. In addition to the films from Germany, Israel and Mexico (see press release from December 12, 2016), the section will include four additional restored versions of international classics, by Woody Allen, James Cameron...
     

    “EFM Industry Debates” Line up

     
    “EFM Industry Debates” 2017: Promises and Reality of Digital Distribution, Challenges and Opportunities in the Arab Film Industry and Innovations in Film Sales and Marketing                            In the tenth year of their existence, the “EFM Industry Debates” (February 10 to 12) will once again bring together high-calibre international ...
     
     

    Virtual Reality, 8K and Asia focus at Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin

     
    Virtual Reality, 8K and Asia focus at the largest trade show for the performing arts TV industry: Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin welcomes international experts and stars from  11 – 15 February 2017 in Berlin   It is the largest annual coproduction market for the international performing arts TV and media industry: Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin connects around 400 experts in film production, distribution and broadcasting, as well...
     

     

    Avant Première 2017: Win a free Day Pass! /

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    The Special TEDDY AWARD 2017 goes to Monika Treut

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      The 31st Teddy Award is presented within the framework of the Berlin International Film Festival (9 Feb. – 19 Feb. 2017) on February 17th, 2017 in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.    The TEDDY AWARD honours films and filmmakers who contribute tolerance, acceptance and equality to society through queer topics and cinematographic commitment. Films will be awarded in following three categories: best short, best documentary and best feature film.   For 31 years the ...
     
     

     

     

    Screen Media - EFM2017 - Line-Up

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      Martin Gropius Bau 151   NERDLAND 2016 - Comedy Director: Chris Prynoski Cast: Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress,   'Aspiring actor John (Paul Rudd) and would-be screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt) are two LA dudes approaching their 30th birthdays without yet becoming the megawatt superstars they know they were meant to be. In a town...
     
     

    Horror/thriller "All I Need" starring the racy rising star Catlin Stacy terrifies in UK, and soon in US too!

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      ​We are excited to announce that our horror/thriller "All I Need" (a.k.a. "Wake in Fear") has been released in UK and the US release will follow in February, as the deal with Gravitas Ventures and Girls and Corpses has been successfully closed. Several territories are still available, so don't hesitate to ask for avails and a screener!    All I Need (2016) Horror, thriller A young woman, Chloe, wakes bound and gagg...
     
     

     

     
    At the 14th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 to 15, 2017) a selection of 36 promising feature-film projects from 29 countries will come together with a wide range of potential co-production and funding partners from around the world. In addition, the market will be presenting several respected production companies in the scope of their exclusive “Company Matching Programme”.   To aid the producers of the selected projects and companies, the Berlinale ...
     
     

    EFP celebrates 20th anniversary of European Film Promotion

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    It was exactly 20 years ago – during the 1997 Berlinale – that the time was right to launch EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION e.V. (EFP) to highlight European films internationally in the face of domination from US blockbusters. Initially, ten countries joined forces to promote and market their national cinema in a European context and create networking opportunities for their up-and-coming creatives at major film festivals around the globe. The i...
     
     
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    L.A. Beat is a feature film by Christoph Kositzka that takes you to the underworld of Los Angeles. Cops, bad guys, guns and drugs - all the elements for a banging action movie. See the trailer and stills below!  Synopsis:  While taping an episode of a popular police reality TV show, "L.A. Beat", a cop and a film crew are taken hostage by a vigilante hell-bent on revenge. Disguised as a police officer, the hijacker cruises the streets and alleys of the Los Angeles und...
     
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      Animation / India-France-Germany / Delivery: Cannes 2019 / English / Pre-Production From the team behind Oscar® nominated Waltz with Bashir and multi award winning Director, Gitanjali Rao comes her first feature animation: BOMBAY ROSE. Director: Gitanjali Rao Synopsis: On the Bollywood-soaked streets of Bombay, many lives and loves come together through the story of one red rose. Click HERE for a presentation of the film. Password: BRTiff2016 Script available upon request ...
     
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      Altered Spirits Scifi, action Four young people are pulled into an alternate dimension through a portal in a sweat lodge. On the other side four murderous spirits of centuries-old gold hunters await to steal the young peoples’ bodies and return to the living world. Watch the trailer for "Altered Spirits"                 ALIENS VS TITAN1C Sci-fi Offering only the finest amenities, the &ls...
     
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    To attract attention to the Festival these inquisitive animals are again making their rounds through nocturnal Berlin. “Berlin is big and this year we’ll again follow the bear tracks to some typical spots in the capital,” remarks a delighted Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. Once more the motifs have been designed by Velvet, a Swiss advertising agency. The six posters in the series will be visible around town as of mid-January 2017. They will also be o...
     
     
    The European Film Market (EFM) at the Berlin International Film Festival is considered one of the most important trade platforms for film rights and audiovisual content. As the first industry gathering of the year, the EFM will open its doors on February 9, 2017, setting the trends for the upcoming year in film. The entire exhibition spaces, in the Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Marriott Hotel, are already fully reserved. More than 9,000 exhibitors, license traders, producers, buyers and investor...
     
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    Under the new umbrella “EFM Horizon presented by Audi”, the European Film Market (EFM) will be offering a variety of initiatives in 2017 focusing on the film industry of the future, made possible with the support of Audi. “EFM Horizon” provides opportunities for discovering the newest relevant technological developments and forward-looking trends and for taking advantage of networks in sectors bordering on those of the audio-visual industry.   “The Berlina...
     
     

    The “Berlinale Africa Hub” – a new EFM platform for innovation and technology in the African film industry

    Thanks to the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, for the first time the 2017 Berlinale will provide a platform for innovative projects and ideas from the African film industry. The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM) in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (and the special programme it created in 2016, WCF Africa, which promotes films from Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office), with...
     
     
    Berlinale World Cinema Fund: New Funding Nominations - artistically, structurally and geographically diverse   At the 25th jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries recommended contributing to the funding of eleven film projects.   Four film projects from Algeria, Argentina, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Israel were nominated for production funding. In the additional WCF Europe funding programme, three projects from Iraq / Lebanon, South Africa, and Tunisi...
     
    Until October 12, experienced producers from around the world may submit feature-length fiction film projects to the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2017. With budgets between one and 20 million euros, the projects should be suitable for international co-production, and have 30% of their financing or at least local production support already in place.   Yet projects will also be given a chance from countries where films have to be produced with, on the average, considerably...
     
     

    Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Start of WCF Africa and New Funding Recommendations

     
    At the 24th jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries recommended contributing to the funding of nine film projects.   Four film projects - from Argentina, Turkey and Paraguay - were suggested for production funding. Within the framework of the WCF Europe programme, production funding has also been proposed for three projects from Colombia, Bangladesh and Chile. Thanks to additional funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, the special programme WCF Af...
     

    Focus on Mexico at EFM 2017

     
    In 2017, Mexico will be the very first “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market (EFM) of the Berlin International Film Festival. The EFM’s new “Country in Focus” programme is conceived to give the film industry and filmmakers of a country the opportunity to introduce themselves in greater depth and highlight certain aspects.   Supported by the Secretaría de Cultura through the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), Mexico’s vibran...
     

     

     


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    Winter Film Awards 2017

    Winter Film Awards Is New York City.  Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Winter Film Awards is proudly one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway.

    Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres -- Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties.   Gala Red Carpet & Awards Ceremony to be held @Club230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave) Mar 4 8-11PM. 

    Among the awesome films you can see at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mixture of 11 Animated films, 8 Documentaries, 11 Feature narratives, 10 Horror films, 12 Music Videos, 24 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series, including 12 student films and 33 first-time filmmakers.  Filmmakers come from 30 countries; 42% of the films were created by women, 45% were created by people of color.

    Hollywood might ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone! #WFA2017 #WFASoDiverse. 

    * Tickets on sale now!  http://2017wfa.eventcombo.com/

    * Opening Night Filmmaker's Reception & Kick-Off Party…. Feb 23 8-11PM … FREE

    * Screenings All Day…. February 24 – March 2

    * Cocktail party with Cinematcher - try out the newest app called "the Tinder of Film Casting"…. Feb 27 6-7:30PM … FREE

    * Film, Identity and Space: Indie Iranian Films Discussion…. Feb 28 6-7:30PM … FREE

    * Getting Financing for your Indie Film Discussion Panel  …. Mar 1 6-7:30PM … FREE

    * Understanding Legal Issues for Indie Filmmakers Discussion Panel  …. Mar 2 6-7:30PM … FREE

    * The Casting Process – Discussion Panel & Networking Party…. Mar 3 6-9PM … $5

    * Awards Ceremony & Gala Red Carpet Party… Mar 4 8PM-2AM … Club230Fifth …FREE

     

    Winter Film Awards beautiful official 2017 Festival artwork was designed by renowned artist and Professor Viktor Koen from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

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    We got a surprise in the last edition of Firenze FilmCorti Festial. The famous actress Sharon Stone submitted her short film "An undeniable voice". In that film she is producer and actress. In the film Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story of survival with philanthropist and activist Sharon Stone. 
    The Jury gave the film the Special Prize of the Jury.
    Sharon Stone sent us a video with her thanks for the prize.
    Here below you find the justification of the prize:

    The Jury’s special prize goes to:

    An Undeniable Voice

    Directed by Price Aran Produced by Sharon Stone

    The film, which is the first cinematographic work by the well known American photographer Price Arana, is produced  –as a testimony of her notable social and civil commitment- by Sharon Stone.  It tells the story of the terrible experience,  lasting more than 2 years, of a young polish jew called Szlamek Rzeznik who was interned  in the nazi lager of Deblin  and Czestochowa.  He was  one of the few children who survived and in 1947 he emigrated to America, where he took the name Samuel Harris.  As an adult, and a successful professional in Chicago, he published his story in a book ‘Samuel, the child Surviver of the holocaust’, which indirectly inspired this film.

    With this special prize the jury  wishes to pay homage to a generous and educational work which fights against all forms of rascism, violence against children and terrible senseless events which don’t just belong to the past but which are scandalously still present in todays world.

     


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    This weekend, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) closed its 46th edition with the European première of 20th Century Women by filmmaker Mike Mills. The festival screened 484 films this year, of which 105 world premières, and attracted more than 314,000 visits. IFFR welcomed 316 filmmakers and 1,910 film professionals from all over the world. A record number of 63 feature films were rated at an average of 4 (out of 5) or higher in the audience award.

    The festival opened on 25 January with the international première of Lemon, in the presence of filmmaker Janicza Bravo, actors Brett Gelman and Judy Greer. On Friday, 27 January, IFFR welcomed King Willem-Alexander onto the red carpet for the world première of Double Play by filmmaker Ernest Dickerson. Many of the international cast and crew were also present. On Monday 30 January Rotterdam received dignitaries from all over Europe, who together with Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker put their signatures to the revised Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-production – spontaneously christened the ‘Rotterdam Treaty’. Barry Jenkins chose IFFR as the platform for the Dutch première of his film Moonlight, which has received eight Oscar nominations. The filmmaker also gave a well-attended masterclass in KINO, the livestream of which also attracted many views on IFFR’s Facebook page. The many international guests praised the hospitable, lively and remarkably relaxed atmosphere both in the city of Rotterdam and at the festival.

    “It is exceptionally good to see our challenging programme being so well received by the audience. Not only did people find the films that were right for them, but they were also moved by the attractive masterclasses, talks and workshops that were not afraid to tackle the themes of the day”, according to festival director Bero Beyer.

     

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    Many films attracted the attention of film journalists, distributors and other festivals from all over the world. Examples include the Tiger Award-winner Sexy Durga by Indian director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, Heleen van Royen’s debut film It Hurts so Much, Affonso Uchoa and João Dumans’s poignant ArábiaWe the Workers by Wen hai, as well as the strong American drama Super Dark Times (Kevin Phillips), the Czech Filthy (Tereza Nvotová), the appealing Donkeyote (Chico Pereira) and surprising documentaries such as Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno (Jung Yoonsuk), Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch) and When Paul Came over the Sea (Jakob Preuss), Manifesto (Julian Rosefeldt) with Cate Blanchett, the tense Home by Belgian filmmaker Fien Troch and Marjorie Prime (Michael Almereyda) featuring actress Lois Smith, were all positively received.

    The exceptional Black Rebels programme section with feature films, short films, drama, (music) documentaries, experimental films, science fiction and video art received a great deal of media attention and exceptionally positive responses from both audiences and film professionals.

    Distribution
    Newsreader for the NOS broadcaster Winfried Baijens presented the third edition of IFFR Live, in which six film titles screened in première in Rotterdam and simultaneously in more than 45 cinemas in 18 different countries worldwide. Thanks to the live stream, Twitter and WhatsApp, the worldwide audiences were able to discuss amongst themselves and with the makers after the film. Pop Aye by Kirsten Tan won the Big Screen Competition, picking up a guaranteed theatrical release in the Netherlands and on TV, alongside the cash prize. Almost all of the big sales agents were present at the festival, resulting in international deals for, among others, Tiger titles Columbus (sales agent Visit Film), Sister of Mine (sales agent Stray Dogs) and Quality Time (sales agent M-Appeal).

     

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    Left: Barry Jenkins at his masterclass. Right: Hivos Tiger Award winner Sanal Kumar Sasidharan (Sexy Durga)

     

    Education
    More than 10,000 pupils from 77 different primary and secondary schools in the Rotterdam area visited IFFR’s schools screenings. Students were also very much in evidence in Rotterdam, with more than 5,000 students taking part in a programme selected by the festival. Workshops for schools were also organised in preparation for the festival, and during the festival IFFR organised a sell-out workshop for (140) teachers from primary and secondary education, bringing IFFR’s ambition to reach all children in Rotterdam another step closer.

    Propellor and VR Days
    IFFR is combining forces with Dutch and international co-production markets to offer filmmakers even better and more sustainable support and put them in touch with experts from different sectors. The Propellor Film Tech Hub, a cooperation between IFFR’s CineMart, Berlinale’s EFM, CPH:DOX and Cinemathon that brings together innovators from parallel industries to investigate how the film industry can be improved, enjoyed a successful launch at IFFR 2017. Thanks to the cooperation with VR Days Europe, four makers also got the chance to pitch their VR project ideas at CineMart 2017.

     

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    Left: IFFR kids. Right: Propellor Film Tech Hub.

     

    Film industry
    This year, IFFR was attended by more than 1,900 guests from the film industry. The 34th edition of CineMart offered a platform to 26 new projects and welcomed 688 guests. 14 Hubert Bals Fund-supported titles screened at this festival edition, including Rey by Niles Atallah, which picked up the Special Jury Award in the Hivos Tiger Competition. A select band of producers from all over the world underwent an intensive five-day programme during Rotterdam Lab.

    Partners
    Alongside the festival’s many faithful partners, IFFR welcomed Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Océ, Film1 and Sonos as new sponsors. During the festival, visitors were able to enjoy a selection of short films on the way to Rotterdam in a train carriage specially converted into an IFFR cinema. The huge IFFR planet in front of Rotterdam Centraal station was an eye-catcher that stopped many passers-by in their tracks for a quick selfie. The limited edition of the IFFR bag designed by Susan Bijl led to long queues at the merchandise shop every day, and quickly sold out.

     

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    Left: the IFFR Train Experience. Right: a full screening room at IFFR's last Sunday.

     

    Facts and figures

    Visits
    More than 314,000 visits.

    Films
    Feature films: 247, of which:
    50 world premieres, 20 international premieres and 18 European premieres.
    Short and mid-length films: 237, of which: 
    55 world premieres, 43 international premieres and 19 European premieres.

    Guests
    1,910 guests from the film industry, 316 filmmakers from all over the world.
    Festival director Bero Beyer and managing director Janneke Staarink are available for interviews.
     

     


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    The recent developments in exhibition technologies and formats, VR storytelling, and the abundance of filmed content for film and television are three topics discussed in the new Nostradamus Screen Visions report, presented today at Nordic Film Market.

    The aim of the Nostradamus project, launched by Göteborg Film Festival and Lindholmen Science Park in 2014, is to analyse the near future of the screen industries and identify key trends and developments to keep an eye on. The annual report is based on interviews with international industry experts, and presented at the film festival.

    For the 2017 report, writer Johanna Koljonen has interviewed Bobby Allen, VP of Content, MUBI; Catharine Des Forges, Director, Independent Cinema Office; Tomas Eskilsson, Head of Strategy, FilmVäst; Domenico La Porta, Director, R/O Institute; Joëlle Levie, Director of Operations, Olffi; Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director, Eccho Rights; Roberto Olla, Executive Director, Eurimages.


    At the seminar today, Johanna Koljonen presented the report and led a discussion about how the fast changes in the industry impact the creative output, with panelists Rikke Ennis, CEO TrustNordisk; Roberto Olla, Executive Director, Eurimages; Charlotte Sieling, director; and Mattias Nohrborg, Producer at B-Reel Films and Head of Acquisitions at TriArt Film. The seminar will be available to watch on www.nostradamusproject.org.

    The report can be downloaded here>>

    For more info and getting in touch with Johanna Koljonen, please contact the press office:

    Ulrika Grönérus
    Communications Manager Göteborg Film Festival
    +46-708-643736
    ulrika.gronerus@giff.se

    Nostradamus is founded and run by Göteborg Film Festival in collaboration with Lindholmen Science Park and with additional support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Västra Götalandsregionen and Göteborgs stad.

     

     

     

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