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    Programme revealed!

    12 Days. One Festival.

     

     

     

     

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    We are delighted to announce the programme for the 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® featuring a diverse selection of 242 feature films from both established and emerging talent.

    This year, the Festival will host 28 World Premieres, 9 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres and will welcome a stellar line up of cast and crew for many of the screenings.

    Films in Official Competition and Strand Galas are once again presented at the 820-seat Embankment Garden Cinema following a successful inaugural year in 2016. Alongside the Galas, Special Presentations and films in Competitions, the Festival will show a thrilling range of new cinema in sections Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Experimenta and Family – which provide pathways for you to navigate the programme.

    In 2017, the LFF presents a new strand, Create, featuring films that celebrate artistic practice in all its channels and forms, reflecting London’s position as one of the world’s leading creative cities.

     

     

     

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    Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 44th edition of the Telluride Film Festival. TFF’s annual celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. TFF will screen over sixty feature films, short films and revival programs representing twenty-six countries, along with special artist Tributes, Conversations, Panels, Student Programs and Festivities. Telluride Film Festival takes place Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 2017.

     

    44th Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following new feature films to play in its main program:

    ·       ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER (d. Rebecca Miller, U.S., 2017)

    ·       BATTLE OF THE SEXES (d. Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, U.S., 2017)

    ·       DARKEST HOUR (d. Joe Wright, U.K., 2017)

    ·       DOWNSIZING (d. Alexander Payne, U.S., 2017)

    ·       EATING ANIMALS (d. Christopher Quinn, U.S., 2017)

    ·       FACES PLACES (d. Agnes Varda, JR, France, 2017)

    ·       A FANTASTIC WOMAN (d. Sebastián Lelio, Chile-U.S.-Germany-Spain, 2017)

    ·       FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (d. Paul McGuigan, U.K., 2017)

    ·       FIRST REFORMED (d. Paul Schrader, U.S., 2017)

    ·       FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER (d. Angelina Jolie, U.S.-Cambodia, 2017)

    ·       FOXTROT (d. Samuel Maoz, Israel, 2017)

    ·       HOSTAGES (d. Rezo Gigineishvili, Georgia-Russia-Poland, 2017)

    ·       HOSTILES (d. Scott Cooper, U.S., 2017)

    ·       HUMAN FLOW (d. Ai Weiwei, U.S.-Germany, 2017)

    ·       THE INSULT (d. Ziad Doueiri, France-Lebanon, 2017)

    ·       LADY BIRD (d. Greta Gerwig, U.S., 2017)

    ·       LAND OF THE FREE (d. Camilla Magid, Denmark-Finland, 2017)

    ·       LEAN ON PETE (d. Andrew Haigh, U.K.-U.S., 2017)

    ·       LOVELESS (d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia-France-Belgium-Germany, 2017)

    ·       LOVE, CECIL (d. Lisa Immordino Vreeland, U.S., 2017)

    ·       LOVING VINCENT (d. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, U.K.-Poland, 2017)

    ·       A MAN OF INTEGRITY (d. Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2017)

    ·       THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (d. Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, 2017)

    ·       THE RIDER (d. Chloé Zhao, U.S., 2017)

    ·       THE SHAPE OF WATER (d. Guillermo del Toro, U.S., 2017)

    ·       TESNOTA (d. Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2017)

    ·       THE VENERABLE W. (d. Barbet Schroeder, France-Switzerland, 2017)

    ·       THE VIETNAM WAR (d. Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, U.S., 2017)

    ·       WORMWOOD (d. Errol Morris, U.S., 2017)

    ·       WONDERSTRUCK (d. Todd Haynes, U.S., 2017)

     

    Two documentary shorts, HEROIN(E) (d. Elaine McMillion Sheldon, U.S., 2017) and LONG SHOT (d. Jacob LaMendola, U.S., 2017) will also play together in the main program.

     

    The 2017 Silver MedallionAwards, given to recognize an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema, will be presented to Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale (TFF selection HOSTILES), and Oscar nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman (TFF selection WONDERSTRUCK). Tribute programs include a selection of clips followed by the presentation of the Silver Medallion, an onstage interview and a screening of the aforementioned films.

     

    Guest Director Joshua Oppenheimer, who serves as a key collaborator in the Festival’s program, presents the following revival programs:

    ·       EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL (d. Werner Herzog, West Germany, 1970)

    ·       HOTEL OF THE STARS (d. Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 1981)

    ·       THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (d. Charles Laughton, U.S., 1955)

    ·       SALAM CINEMA (d. Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran, 1995)

    ·       TITICUT FOLLIES (d. Frederick Wiseman, U.S., 1967)

    ·       THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (d. Jacques Demy, France, 1964)

     

    Additional film revival programs, all newly restored, include THE BAKER’S WIFE (d. Marcel Pagnol, France, 1938); THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE (d. Francis Ford Coppola, U.S., 1984/2017); KEAN, OR DISORDER AND GENIUS (d. Aleksandr Volkoff, France, 1924), with the Mont Alto Orchestra; and

    SUCH IS LIFE (d. Carl Junghan, Czechoslovakia, 1929).

     

    Telluride Film Festival annually celebrates a hero of cinema who preserves, honors and presents great movies. This year’s Special Medallion award goes to Katriel Schory, director of the Israeli Film Fund.

     

    Backlot, Telluride’s intimate screening room featuring behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers, will screen the following programs:

    ·       CINEMA THROUGH THE EYE OF MAGNUM (d. Sophie Bassaler, France, 2017)

    ·       FILMWORKER (d. Tony Zierra, U.S., 2017)

    ·       HITLER’S HOLLYWOOD (d. Rüdiger Suchsland, Germany, 2017)

    ·       JAMAICA MAN (d. Michael Weatherly, U.S., 2017)

    ·       PORTRAIT OF VALESKA GERT (d. Volker Schlöndorff, Germany, 1977) + EDGE OF ALCHEMY (d. Stacey Steers, U.S., 2017)

    ·       SLIM GAILLARD’S CIVILISATION (d. Anthony Wall, U.K., 1989)

    ·       THAT SUMMER (d. Göran Hugo Olsson, Sweden-U.S.-Denmark, 2017)

     

    “Telluride Film Festival has long been a platform for films from many different cultures and backgrounds that celebrate diversity,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “We feel it’s more important than ever to promote the unique and beautiful differences that exist in the world. From a wide range of new American and foreign cinema to eye-opening documentaries and gorgeous restorations, we are proud to present this 44th program and honor those artists who have made it possible.”

     

    Telluride Film Festival’s shorts program, Filmmakers of Tomorrow, includes three sections: Student Prints, Great Expectations, and Calling Cards from sixteen emerging filmmakers from around the globe.

     

    Telluride Film Festival’s Student Programs present students the opportunity to experience film as an art and expand participants’ worldview through film screenings and filmmaker discussions. The Student Symposium provides 50 graduate and undergraduate college students with a weekend-long immersion in cinema. The City Lights Project brings 15 high school students and five teachers from three schools the opportunity to participate in a concentrated program of screenings and discussions. FilmLAB offers a master-class program for UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television graduate filmmaking students. The FilmSCHOLAR program gives young film scholars and aspiring critics the opportunity to immerse themselves in a weekend of cinema and learn from some of the best in the field. Created in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin. University Seminars offer university professors and students special festival programming throughout the weekend.

     

    Telluride Film Festival’s Talking Heads programs allow attendees to go behind the scenes with the Festival’s special guests. Six Conversations take place between Festival guests and the audience about cinema and culture, and three outdoor Noon Seminars feature a panel of Festival guests discussing a wide range of film topics. These programs are free and open to the public.

     

    Additional Festivities will take place throughout the Festival including a Poster Signing with 2017 poster artist Lance Rutter; Book Signings with Loung Ung (First They Killed My Father), Peter Turner (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Alice Waters (Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook), and Willie Vlautin (Lean on Pete); and a special outdoor screening of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (d. Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk, U.S., 2017) with Al Gore.

     

    Corporate and institutional support at Telluride Film Festival plays a dynamic role in the life of the Festival and underscores the Festival’s commitment to quality, adventure and distinction in the art of cinema. TFF is privileged to collaborate with some of the world’s most renowned consumer and entertainment brands. Julie Huntsinger said, “The festival is honored to collaborate with incredible partners whose unique contributions enhance our mutual values and add radiance to our festival experience. We are exceptionally grateful to our long-term relationships with Turner Classic Movies, EY, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Meyer Sound, Dolby Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, UCLA TFT, to deepening our relationships with Amazon Studios, Delta Air Lines, Participant Media, and excited to welcome significant new sponsors ARRI and FilmStruck to the mix. We also welcome back the sleek, fast, all-electric Tesla to town. A fleet will be on display and available to test drive during the festival.”

     

    We are extremely proud of our committed relationships, each of which are aligned with a unique feature of the festival and contribute to enhancing the festival experience, including Signature Sponsors: Turner Classic Movies, EY and Meyer Sound; Major Sponsors: Amazon Studios, FilmStruck, ARRI, Participant Media, Universal Studios, Delta Airlines, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; Festival Sponsors: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Criterion Collection, Dolby, DELL, Boston Light and Sound; General Sponsors: Telluride Ski & Golf Resort, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Associated, National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media; our wonderful Hospitality Partners: Telluride Alpine Lodging, The London West Hollywood, New Sheridan Hotel, The Chatwal New York; and Festival Auto Partner: Tesla; plus Colorado Creative Industries, Fotokem, Spectrum, and the Town of Telluride, among others.

     

    About Telluride Film Festival

    The prestigious Telluride Film Festival ranks among the world’s best film festivals and is an annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics. TFF is considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films. Founded in 1974, Telluride Film Festival, presented in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, is a four-day international educational event celebrating the art of film. Telluride Film Festival’s long-standing commitment is to join filmmakers and film connoisseurs together to experience great cinema. The exciting schedule, kept secret until just before Opening Day, consists of over three dozen filmmakers presenting their newest works, special Guest Director programs, major Tributes to guest artists, special events and remarkable treasures from the past. Telluride Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational program. Festival headquarters are in Berkeley, CA.


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    CONCORSO CORTOMETRAGGI

     

     

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    [41 SHORT STORIES]
    SHORT FILM COMPETITION


    We are proud to announce the titles of the International Short Film Competition of Milano Film Festival Season 22. This year our selection committee has received more than 2.000 short films all over the world, and carefully chosen 41 works. Thanks to all the directors, production and distribution companies that sent us their work!

    Will be available soon all the materials and movies sheets.

    To take a look at the complete list of short films of this year's competition click here

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                 
     

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    TONY CONRAD. COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT

     

     



    [STORY OF A VISIONARY]
    TONY CONRAD. COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT


    We are happy to present, out of competition, the acclaimed editor Tyler Hubby’s feature documentary directorial debut about the late iconoclastic American multi-media artist Tony Conrad, who has influenced artists and activists ranging from the Velvet Underground to The Yes Men. Twenty-two years in the making, the film follows Tony Conrad’s strange and uncompromising fifty-year artistic path through experimental films, music, video, public television and education and his unlikely resurgence as a noteworthy composer and performer.

     
     
     
     

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    CASSETTE - A DOCUMENTARY MIXTAPE

     


     
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    CASSETTE - A DOCUMENTARY MIXTAPE


    Rewind to mixtapes and tape salad: the cassette tape is having its comeback.‘We expected it to be a success, but not a revolution’, as the cassette tape’s inventor says. In CASSETTE - A DOCUMENTRAY MIXTAPE the New York based filmmaker Zack Taylor travels across the US and the European cities, meeting music legends, such as Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye (Fugazi) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), as well as young labels that are still or again recording on tape. The film is a tribute to the analogue medium with plenty of anecdotes, music and nostalgic melodies.

     
     
     
     
     
       
     
     
     

     

         
     

     

         
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     



    Let's pick up the slack. We’re about to launch our complete programme, and we don’t want you to miss anything: we have told you about students' uprisings, districts and street art (discover them one more time), Antonioni, the nineteenth century’s artistic Manifestos and sustainability (go back here for more), old and new folk live videomusic and travelling filmmakers (watch them again here). Take note, as there’s lot more to come.

     
     
     

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    The WorldFest Hurricane Harvey Report...

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    This was a total disaster for the Houston area!

    We have never seen such a wonderful outpouring of community/people support for the tens of thousands of victims of Hurricane Harvey. First responders, including Police, Texas National Guard, US Coast Guard and literally thousands of people with their own boats!

    They were out even at the height of the storm, bringing people out of their flooded homes, in fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and airboats!  #HoustonStrong

    Thousands of Houstonians have lost their homes, cars, offices and jobs, and the death toll is now predicted to go over 50 people.

    We are very happy to say that our offices and homes of all members of Team WorldFest are safe and dry. It will take weeks, months and perhaps even years to fully recover from this incredible disaster, now listed as the most expensive natural disaster in US History. Thankfully, the death toll is relatively low.

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    FESTIVAL DAILIES 

    VENICE FILM FESTIVAL & VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE - August 30 - September 9, 2017   

    The second edition of the Venice Production Bridge focuses on the presentation and exchange of original projects

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    The Venice Production Bridge comprises the Venice Gap Financing Market, the workshop Final Cut in Venice, the Book Adaptation Rights Market, the European Film Forum, Networking Sessions and Panels, as well as an Exhibition Area, and much more. The Venice Production Bridge will be held during the 74th Venice International Film Festival, from August 31st to September 5th on the third floor of the Excelsior Hotel of the Lido di Venezia. The second edition of the Venice Production Bridge focuses in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their development and production.  
    The Venice Production Bridge  also focuses on one of the major new trends in contemporary production, which is the co-existence of a diversity of platforms fostered by the digital revolution: television series, web-series and, above all, the new frontier represented by VR/Virtual Reality, which are currently attracting major investment and the most advanced technological research. The Venice Production Bridge intends to attract industry professionals active in these fields. 
     
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    >  SAN SEBASTIAN September 22-30, 2017

    Aronofsky, Baker, Guédiguian, Haneke, Koreeda, McDonagh, Ramsay and Virzì, among others: the Pearls selection

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          Ten new titles complete the Pearls section at the San Sebastian Festival’s 65th edition, to include the latest films from Darren Aronofsky, Sean Baker, Robert Guédiguian, Michael Haneke, Hirokazu Koreeda, Xavier Legrand, Martin McDonagh, Janus Metz, Lynne Ramsay and Paolo Virzì. All will compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award, decided thanks to the votes cast by spectators. Mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bar...
     
     

    The Seven films with Basque production competing for the Irizar Basque Film Award

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      The editor Julia Juaniz will receive the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film and ETB Gala, including the premiere of ''Elkarrekin-Together'' Zinemira will present the fiction debuts ''Bi txirula'', by Iñigo García Arrizabalaga, and ''Non / No'', by Eñaut Castagnet and Ximun Fuchs   Fourteen Basque productions will feature in eight sections and programmes at San Sebastian Festival’s 65th Edition. Sev...
     
     

    Antoniak, Berneri, Finkiel, Libon & Hinant, Popescu and Schwentke to close the competition for the Golden Shell

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    Antoniak, Berneri, Finkiel, Libon & Hinant, Popescu and Schwentke to close the competition for the Golden Shell at the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival     The competition for the Golden Shell features the names of outstanding filmmakers such as the Polish helmer Urszula Antoniak, the Argentine Anahí Berneri, the French Emmanuel Finkiel, the Belgians Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, the Romanian Constantin Popescu and the German director Robert Schwentke. In 19...
     
     

     

    The European premiere of ''The Wife'' to close the Official Selection of the Festival´s 65th edition

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    Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Annie Starke and the filmmaker Björn Runge will present the film in San Sebastian   The European premiere of The Wife will close the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The Official Selection will close with this Swedish and UK co-production, participating out of competition and directed by Björn Runge and starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.   
     

     

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    >  MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - August 24 - September 4

    41ST MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 18 films in WORLD COMPETITION

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    Out of competition films, World greats

     
    HORS CONCOURS / WORLD GREATS (OUT OF COMPETITION) LEGEND : (COMP) Compétition mondiale / World Competition – (PRE) Compétition mondiale des premières œuvres – First Film Competition – (HC) Hors Concours / World Greats – (REG) Regards sur les cinémas du monde / Focus on World Cinema – (DOC) Documentaires du monde / Documentaries of the world – (HOM) Hommages / Tributes – (ffe-c) Festival du film étudi...
     
     

    Documentaries of the World in Montreal World Film Festival

     
      LÉGENDE : (COMP) Compétition mondiale / World Competition – (PRE) Compétition mondiale des premières œuvres – First Film Competition – (HC) Hors Concours / World Greats – (REG) Regards sur les cinémas du monde / Focus on World Cinema – (DOC) Documentaires du monde / Documentaries of the world – (HOM) Hommages / Tributes – (ffe-c) Festival du film étudiant canadien / Canadian student film fes.

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    Spike Lee will be a guest at the upcoming Virginia Film Festival

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    Virginia Film Festival officials announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Spike Lee, will be a guest at the upcoming 2017 VFF, where he will present a pair of films as part of a larger program around the living legacy of slavery, presented in collaboration with James Madison’s Montpelier. The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts. The 30th Annual Virginia Film Festival will take plac...
     

    Fintech Week New York 2017 Coverage

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    By Maria Esteves – August 30, 2017 The Fintech Week New York 2017 commenced August 22-24, at Seminar and Conference Center and Thomson Reuters. The annual event presented by Fintech Worldwide Ltd., featured keynote presentations, panel discussions, special presentations, seminars and networking sessions on Fintech ecosystem from Cryptocurrency regulation updates to decentralized Solar Energy platform by Greeneum, to automated crypto investment bank powered by security tokens by Polyma...
     

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    Zurich Film Festival to honour Andrew Garfield with Golden Eye Award

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    BREATHE to screen as Gala Premiere with director Andy Serkis also in attendance   Academy Award®-nominated actor Andrew Garfield has been announced today as the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s (ZFF) prestigious Golden Eye Award.   Garfield will be in Zurich to present BREATHE alongside acclaimed actor Andy Serkis, who is making his directorial debut, and producer Jonathan Cavendish, whose parents’ story the film is based on. BREATHE will have its Gala Prem...
     

    SoundTrack_Cologne 14 awards European Talent Award

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    SoundTrack_Cologne 14 awards European Talent Award, Peer Raben Music Award, SEE THE SOUND Award for Best Music Documentary, Lifetime Achievement Award and the Best German Live Music TV-Show Award SoundTrack_Cologne 14 • August 23rd - 27th 2017 The juries of SoundTrack_Cologne 14 have made their decisions. Thomas Chabalier, France won the WDR Film Score Award, Emer Kinsella, Ireland and Jessica Kelly, UK received an Honourable Mention. Martin B. Janssen won the Peer Raben Music Award. The ...
     

    50th WorldFest Winners

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    2017 GRAND REMI WINNERS WorldFest-Houston is the only film festival in the world with ten major competition categories, not just Shorts and Features like most festivals. In addition, we have more than 200 sub-categories, so a small Indie documentary does not have to compete with a National Geographic Special. Each year, we receive more than 4,500 category entries, and only about 15% of total entries actually win a Remi Award. WorldFest is the only film festival in the world that a...

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    > PARTNERS FESTIVAL NEWS   

    2018 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON April 20 - 29, 2018 calling for entries

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    Entries Open August 15th. The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th and the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th. These are "Postmark By Deadlines". If you enter Online by the January 15th Late/Final Deadline and we receive the physical entry by January 31st, your entry will still be reviewed by our judges. Due to popular demand, we have extended the Final Brick Wall Deadline to January 31st, online!

    The 2018 Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now open for entries! Info on All Winners info is submitted to Seoul, Korea ~ Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost!

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     New Media Film Festival

    June 12 -14, 2018

    September 3, 2017 Early Deadline

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

    "Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" - Movie Maker Magazine

    "Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post 

    New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.
    Each entry is considered for Screening in a state of the art theatre, The Landmark, owned by Mark Cuban and/or Competition and/or Distribution $45,000.00 in Awards will be given out. Each programmed content is in consideration for a Best of Category, Audience & Grand Prize Award.

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    16th GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL 

    March 22 -25 , 2018
     

    2018 Call for Entries December 1, 2017! 

     
    The Garden State Film Festival is scheduled for March 22-25, 2018 in Asbury Park, NJ. Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions open July 1, 2017.   Make sure all of the INFORMATION you are submitting into the submission system  is CORRECT because  THAT information GOES RIGHT INTO OUR SYSTEM. 
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    The 8th Taiwan International Children's Film Festival (TICFF)

    March 29, 2018 to April 05, 2018
     
    Septembre 30 late Deadline

     

    Held once every two years, the festival brings young children and adults too, to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place March 29, 2018 to April 05, 2018. PTS, the organizers of this event, are now signing up entries for this tremendous series of showings, attracting some of the finest film makers from around the world with the lure of USD 25,000 in prize money.  
     

    A biennial film festival, TICFF brings young children and adults to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place in April 2018 for its eighth edition.

    Click to enter via Withoutabox

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    Buffalo Dreams November 3 - 12 2017 Horror Fantasy Calling

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    September 7, 2017 Extended Deadline

    The dates of the festival are Friday, November 3rd, 2017 – Sunday, November 12th. The first week will be held at the Dipson Theaters Eastern Hills Cinema, located in the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville, New York, outside Buffalo. The final three days will be held at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe, located in the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, New York, also outside Buffalo.

    Buffalo Dreams is a filmmaker friendly event which celebrates the best independent films from around the world in the following categories: Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction and Thriller. The festival separates content into three divisions: North American (U.S. and Canada), International, and Western New York. The Young Student Filmmaker Award is limited to Western New Yorkers and aims to introduce students under age 17 to the film festival experience. In addition, the Original Screenplay competition is always judged by a professional writer, and the five finalists receive notes from the judge. This year, the competition will be judged by acclaimed horror and humor author Jeff Strand.

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    Planet In Focus: PiF Industry Conference - Programming Announced!

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    ANIMATION CALLING

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    Weinstein Company distributes Montreal Animation Feature - MIAFF submission now OPEN!

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    Animation news out of Montreal  Montreal International Animation Film Festival MIAFF 2018 submissions now open.   The Weinstein Company Takes a ‘Leap’ into Animation with New Mizchief Label  First two animated features to be distributed under the new label will be L’Atelier Animation’s ‘Leap!’ and Light Chaser Animation’s ‘The Guardian Brothers.’ B...
     

    Free Submission! Anima Brussels Animation Film Festival deadline October 18!

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    Anima is calling for your films!    For its next edition (9-18 Feb. 2018), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival nominates a selection of films from its European prize-winners for the Cartoon d'Or and is also qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.   The Festival considers all films i...
     

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    HORROR CALLING

    FEARnyc New York's premier horror film festival October 27 – 29, 2017 - Horror Calling

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    FEARnyc is New York's City's biggest horror film festival. Sponsored by Bloody Disgusting and Dread Central, FEARnyc features screenings of dozens of new horror films in the days leading up to Halloween. The 2017 festival will take place October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Sonnet Theater in Times Square, NYC. Click here to submit a film.

     

     

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    DOC FESTS CALLING

    Big Sky Documentary Festival calling

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    GlobeDocs Film Festival Announces 2017 Film Lineup

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    Boston’s only all-documentary film festival runs October 11-15 --    The GlobeDocs Film Festival presented by Cross Insurance is pleased to announce the film slate for its third annual festival, running during HUBweek, Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15 in Boston. The festival, the only one of its kind in the region, celebrates documentary filmmaking with five days of non-fiction programming and thought-provoking discussions with award-winning journal...
     
     

    2017 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium

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    DOA Reviewed: haunting story, the film gives a bitter sweet comment on the ironies of a world so vibrant and yet so ailing

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    Director/writer Stephen C. Sepher's film 'Dead on Arrival' (2017) is an augural noir thriller about corruption and intrigue in small town America, where dirty cops, sketchy dealers and the mob have created a world murkier than the Louisiana Bayou. A haunting story, the film gives a bitter sweet comment on the ironies of a world so vibrant and yet so ailing. Producers Kim Barnard, Rory Fradella and Stephen C Sepher have made a riveting thriller set in one of America's last real...
     

    Film noir comeback “Dead on Arrival” by Stephen C. Sepher Film Review

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    Stephen C. Sepher revamps 1950’s classic film “D.O.A” about a man’s pursuit of who poisoned him and why. Starring actor Billy Flynn, (best known from the television soap opera "Days of Our Lives") playing the role of Sam Collins, a pharmaceutical rep, traveling to a small town in Louisiana to close the deal of a lifetime with Dr. Alexander, a doctor specializing in Vaccine research. Following New Year’s Eve party, Sam is as good as dead after being a v...
     
     

    Dead on Arrival, Review by Siraj Syed: Sex, corruption and corpses

     
    A pharmaceutical sales representative is driving when he has a seizure and barely manages to stop his car and crawl out. Picked-up by a Sheriff on patrol and taken to a hospital, he is told that he has been poisoned and will die in the next 24 hours. Time to realise that you are just two minutes into the film, when the stage is already set for a noir thriller that is inspired by the 1950 classic but speaks the cinematic language of today, delving into the dark world of drugs, greed and forbidd...
     

    Film review: Dead on Arrival by Stephen C. Sepher (HEIST) stands the test of time

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      Written by Laurie Gordon. Stephen C. Sepher’s Dead on Arrival is inspired by Rudolph Mate’s D.O.A., the classic film noir D.O.A. stands the test of time while succeeding to maintain the integrity of the original story. Dead On Arrival is a sexy macabre thriller set against a lush backdrop shot in the hauntingly beautiful bayous of Louisiana. This dark tale of Sam Collins  the man you’re rooting for who has just 2...
     
     

    Anatomy of a Remake: D.O.A. 1950 to DEAD ON ARRIVAL 2017 with Emmy Nominated Billy Flynn

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    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Ever wonder how much the world has changed since the half century mark? Take the case of the Edmond O’Brien noir D.O.A, released in 1950, then jump to the Dennis Quaid-Meg Ryan remake in 1988. Now step into the 2017 reboot, DEAD ON ARRIVAL. Written and directed by Stephen C. Sepher, this is one of the independent films that debuted at this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).     DE...
     
     

    Fin Fatal: DEAD ON ARRIVAL review

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    Directed and written by Stephen C. Sepher  USA  2017  (97 minutes)   This is a brilliantly atmospheric, engaging and stylish contemporary adult  thriller with a cultish pedigree, as it is inspired by  a famous film noir from 195O, also called D.O.A, which due  to a copywright confusion slipped into the public domain and has already been variously remade, Down Under, as Color me Dead (1969) and as D.O.A (1988), starring Dennis Quaid as the moribund hero, and...
     
     

    Anatomy of a Remake: D.O.A. 1950 to DEAD ON ARRIVAL 2017 with Emmy Nom Billy Flynn

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    A DYING KING Feature Documentary, directorial debut by Bobak Kalhor 85 minutes

    HOW ONE MAN'S DEATH, CHANGED HISTORY

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    An expose of the last King of Iran’s medical story

    On January 16,1979, the Shah of Iran Mohamad Reza Pahlavi, left the royal palace, the Peacock Throne and his beloved country Iran for the last time, commencing what became a 19-month odyssey into exile. He wondered hopelessly from Egypt to Morocco, Bahamas, Mexico, the U.S, then Panama and back again to Egypt where he died furtively at the age of 60. His death had profound consequences for the future of the Middle East and the world, yet the untold medical story of the last King of Iran has to date remained a puzzling mystery. By unraveling the secrecy surrounding this critical period of history, beginning from the onset of the Shah’s illness, to the diagnosis/misdiagnosis and maltreatment, “A Dying King” exposes the main causes of the Iranian Revolution, the pursuant 444 days hostage crisis, and the adversarial relations between the U.S and Iran.

    DEAD ON ARRIVAL D.O.A. by Stephen Sepher - Thriller  - USA  - June  2017 -  96 minutes

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    Emmy nominated Billy Flynn stars in an ensemble cast as Sam Collins, a pharmaceutical sales rep who visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. He finds himself in a dark world of sex, corruption and murder as he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, with less than 24 hours to live, Sam turns to a local girl Jesse. Their path leads to a voodoo priestess who only confirms Sam's doomed fate. On the run, caught in a deadly vertigo with no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the Mob and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

    Inspired by the 1950 classic noir thriller D.O.A. 

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    THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty 

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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 Winner best actor at Fantasporto 2017 
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    OFFENSIVE, Jon Ford's thriller.Winner in Houston Worldfest

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    "They were forced beyond breaking point; they have no regrets, does that make them bad people? The first part of this film will enrage you ! The second part will sate you !". Bruno Chatelin - Filmfestivals.com


    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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    The Unwilling by Oscar nominee Jonathan Heap

     

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    6 family members gather for the reading of a will. It comes with a mysterious box. Who will leave alive?

    Starring David Lipper, Dina Meyer, Levy Tran, Austin Highsmith, Jake Thomas, Robert Rusler, Bree Williamson and  Lance Henrickson.  

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    Angel's Salvation by Hassan AKHONDPOOR - Feature film Iran

    Iran 2017 90 minutes 

    Angel's (Fereshteh’s) father has gone bankrupt during Iran’s nuclear sanctions years and troubled economy. The family had to sell their home and are now living in a small, ran down house. The creditors pressure Fereshteh for their money and hurt her feminine family. Farzaneh, Fereshteh’s sister, was going to marry but her wedding was cancelled because of their situation. Fereshteh’s mother sells all home appliances and now there is only one creditor left who wants Fereshteh instead of his money. Fereshteh is in a dilemma of giving in to a married man, which will lead to her father’s release, or fighting the problems of lacking money and lacking her father.

    A film by Hassan AKHONDPOOR, produced by Ebrahim ASGHARIstarring Elahe SHAHPARAST, Roshanak SE GHALEGI, Neda KOHI, 

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    Revolution by Rob Stewart  
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    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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    Milano Fest [SEASON 22] Soon on the screen

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    44th Telluride Film Festival announces Program Lineup

     
    Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 44th edition of the Telluride Film Festival. TFF’s annual celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. TFF will screen over sixty feature films, short films and revival programs representing twenty-six countries, along with...
     
     

    BFI London Fest Full programme revealed!

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    Roman Porno Reboot at the 11th Five Flavours Festival

     
    The Japanese experimental erotic cinema which flourished in the 70s and 80s is back and ready to provoke again. The legendary Nikkatsu Studio is making their Roman Porno comeback with the best contemporary independent filmmakers on board. When the television effectively pulled the Japanese audiences out of movie theaters in the 1970s, many film studios found themselves on the verge of bankruptcy. The only hope for them was to switch to a steamy content for adults only. The producti...
     

     

    ADL Film Fest 2017 program now live

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    ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2017: FULL PROGRAM IS LIVE!       Are you ready, punk? Today we dropped the full ADL Film Fest 2017 program, jam packed with delectable cinematic delights from home and across the globe. We have a well of festival faves like The Party, Call Me By Your Name, and Faces Places, through to dazzling indie pics like The Florida Project, and locally filmed Rabbit. Bonafide festival devotees should try the unnerving new feature from Yo...
     
     

    Discoverk the Little Wing Film Festival in London

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    Hi Film Festivals readers   I was wondering if you might be interested in having a read of a small film festival I've put together for this weekend in London?  My name is Mariah Mathew and I’ve organized Little Wing Film Festival in London that's screening films by first-time filmmakers, including students, recent grads, and filmmakers from non-academic routes. The idea was that I wanted to be able to reward these new creatives in more ways than "expos...
     
     

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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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    István Szabó invité d'honneur du 5e War On Screen (4-8 oct)

     
    Le réalisateur hongrois István Szabó sera l’invité d’honneur de la 5e édition du festival War On Screen, qui aura lieu du 4 au 8 octobre 2017 à Châlons-en-Champagne et à Suippes (Haute-Marne). Il présidera le jury de la compétition internationale de longs métrages, au côté notamment du réalisateur et peintre Christian Volckman, de la comédienne...
     
     

    Le Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine dévoile La compétition documentaire

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    Le Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine a le plaisir de vous annoncer les 10 films qui concourront pour le prix du meilleur documentaire de la 26ème édition.        • CÁRCEL DE ÁRBOLES de Rodrigo Rey Rosa et Guillermo Escalón (Guatemala) •&...
     
     

    Coup de projecteur sur les 4e Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon

     
    L'Association Ciné Plein Soleil a l'honneur et le plaisir de vous dévoiler la programmation des 14e Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon, qui se dérouleront du 21 au 24 septembre prochain. 4 jours de projection, 18 films dont 6 avant-premières très attendues, 5 inédits et 3 courts métrages 3 invités de marque présents pour 3 temps forts :           &nbs...
     

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    Mark your calendars! The ANNY Best of Fest is a TWO DAY symposium (Fri & Sat, Sept 29-30, 2017, 12pm-10pm) featuring animation screenings, fine art installations, virtual reality animation experiences, professional panels, and industry events at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of NYC.

    Enthusiast Packages (FREE) and Industry Packages ($30) are available now! Reserve your tickets, today!

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
    ANIMATION SCREENING EVENTS
    (Saturday, Sept 30, 7pm & 8pm) 
    Congratulations to our ANNY Best of Fest Winners! This year our panel judges picked 20 films from the 175 selected for our monthly curated screening events. http://www.animationnights.com/screening25/

    The 2017 ANNY Best of Fest Panel Judges are Debra Solomon (Independent Animator, Academy Member), Phil Weinstein (Disney), and Dayna Gonzalez (Jumping Tadpole Productions, Former ASIFA East President)

    2017 ANNY Best of Fest filmmakers are up for our Grand Prize Award (selected by Andrew Gordon (Pixar)), our Animation for Adults Award (selected by Chris Perkins (AFA)), and our Art in Motion Award (selected by Ronni Anderson (Anderson Contemporary)). The results of the final portion of the competition will be announced closer to the festival date. Grand Prize and Animation for Adults Winners each receive a prize from Wacom!

    Our 2017 ANNY Best of Fest Filmmakers receive an industry pass to our 2017 annual festival,  a free one year subscription to Toon Boom(https://www.toonboom.com/), as well as a free one year subscription to It’s on Craft (https://itsoncraft.com/). 2017 ANNY Best of Fest filmmakers may also be eligible for distribution via Shorts HD, if applicable.

    2017 ANNY Best of Fest Filmmakers:

    • YÙL AND THE SNAKE. Gabriel Harel. France, 2015. 13:00
    • SISTERS. David Chontos. United States, 2016. 3:58
    • PUB CRAWL. Hayden Browne. Australia, 2016. 1:37
    • OSSA. Dario Imbrogno. Italy, 2016. 3:55
    • GINGER BEER. Macchia Ornella, Medard Simon. Belgium, 2016. 2:39
    • RADIO WAVE. Ryotaro Miyajima. Japan, 2016. 3:09
    • MOVING OUT. SeoHee Choi, John Han. United States, 2016. 2:56
    • HANGING. Nick LeDonne. United States, 2016. 5:37
    • PACKAGE OF MOVIE TRICKS. Nemjóova. Czech Republic, 2015. 2:00
    • ALL THEIR SHADES. Chloé Alliez. France, 2015. 5:46
    • SCAPEGOAT. Gal Haklay, Shulamit Tager. Israel, 2015. 8:28
    • ORCA. Shulamit Tager. Israel, 2014. 2:36
    • OUR WONDERFUL NATURE – THE COMMON CHAMELEON. Tomer Eshed. Germany, 2016. 3:32
    • ONCE UPON A LINE. Alicja Jasina. United States, 2016. 7:05
    • TICKING AWAY. Michael Sewnarain. Netherlands, 2015. 9:25
    • AS A LITTLE BIRD I… Yyhely Hälvin. Estonia, 2016. 7:05
    • IN THE DISTANCE. Florian Grolig. Germany, 2015. 8:00
    • IT’S A DOG LIFE. Julie Rembauville. Canada, 2012. 7:47
    • BEER BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI. Nerdo. Italy, 2016. 2:15
    • CHANGES. Bob Los. Netherlands, 2016. 3:41

    FINE ART INSTALLATION 
    (Friday & Saturday, Sept 29-30, 12pm)
    Anderson Contemporary is curating the second installment of Art in Motion for 2017 featuring an installation celebrating animation! Opening Reception: Wed, Sept 13, 6pm-8pm

    VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWCASE
    (Friday, Sept 29, 12pm – 8pm & Saturday, Sept 30, 12 – 6pm)
    Our showcase is happening on the 29th Floor Showroom at 180 Maiden Lane. It’s a 26,000 sq ft space with 360-degree views from 500 ft above Manhattan. We will be presenting work from a number of amazing creators including Chris Milk, Penrose Studios, Jakob Steensen, Pirahna / Hey Mister!, Midas Touch, Artella / Sketchfab, Third Wish Media, High Fidelity, and NYU MAGNET among others!

    PROFESSIONAL PANELS
    (Friday & Saturday, Sept 29-30, 12pm – 9pm)
    Panel, presentation, and industry participants scheduled include Kickstarter, The Molecule, ASIFA East, Penrose Studios, The Mill, Sesame Studios, Artella, SketchFab, SVA, VR Voice, Tommy Stathes, John Dilworth, Stash Media, Max Rothman, John Dilworth, Augenblick Studios, Abelana, Children’s Media Association, High Fidelity, and Framestore are just a few of the organizations on board.

    • Pitching Animation (Sept 29, 12pm) – Featuring: Kickstarter, The Molecule, and Children’s Media Association.
    • History of Animation (Sept 29, 2pm) – Featuring: Tommy Stathes and David Kay.
    • Film Festival Strategy (Sept 29, 3pm) – Featuring: The Productive and ASIFA East.
    • Cinematic Campfire Poetry (Sept 29, 4pm) – Featuring: Max Rothman.
    • Artella Virtual Studio: Sketchfab, Lily & Snout, and the Future of WebVR (Sept 29, 5pm) – Featuring: Artella Virtual Studio and Sketchfab.
    • VR Voice Panel: Storytelling in Virtual Reality (Sept 29, 6pm) – Featuring: VR Voice and Nice Shoes with Bob Fine as moderator.
    • Surviving and Thriving as a Freelancer (Sept 29, 7pm) – Featuring: Kalika Sharma, Stephen Brooks, Livia Beasley, and John Schnall with Dayna Gonzalez as moderator.
    • The Philosophy of Animation Style (Sept 29, 8pm) – Featuring: Stash Media, Renrose Studios, Max Rothman, and Cartoon Brew.
    • New York Film Lot Panel (Sept 30, 12pm) – Featuring: Devin Dixon, Valerie Lisyansky, Brandon Henriquez, and Daron Jenkins as moderator.  
    • Animation in VR: Pipelines and Workflow (Sept 30, 1pm) – Featuring: Penrose Studios, SVA, The Mill, and Nice Shoes with Kiira Benzing as moderator.
    • Puppetry and Motion Capture in Animation (Sept 30, 2pm) – Featuring: Sesame Studios, Handmade Puppet Dreams, and Matt Witham with Tristian Goik as moderator.
    • Animation: New Models for Business (Sept 30, 3pm) – Featuring: GKIDS, Frederator, and Sesame Studios.
    • Pre-Production and Planning: The Importance of Developing an Idea (Sept 30, 4pm) – John Dilworth, Paganomation, and Jimbo Matison with Nina Balton as moderator..
    • Animation Tech: Multi-User Experiences in Virtual Reality – (Sept 30, 5pm) – Featuring: Abelana VR Productions, High Fidelity, and NYC Magnet with Mark Sternberg as moderator.

    INDUSTRY EVENTS
    (Friday, Sept 29, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm & Saturday, Sept 30, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm)
    One-on-one Speed Pitching Blocks (Invite only. We will be putting out a call for artists, soon!)Animators/directors will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Industry reps!

    2017 ANNY Best of Fest Wrap Party (Saturday, Sept 30, 10pm. (Venue, TBA))

    We hope to see you at the festival!


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    Doing business with Germany is the focus of this breakfast for industry professionals, hosted by German Films....

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    BREAKFAST AT TIFF: New Zealand Celebrates Indigenous Filmmakers at TIFF

    Hosted by the New Zealand Film Commission and co-presented by Canada Media Fund, this breakfast will celebrate Indigenous filmmakers from around the w...

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    Buyer's Lounge

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    CMPA Indiescreen Awards

    The CMPA Indiescreen Awards recognize the vision, entrepreneurship, and passion of Canadian independent producers. The Established Producer Award cele...

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    CONNECTIONS Co-Productions 1

    Cinema is boundless; expand your horizons and your borders. This networking session is geared towards resourceful producers who are looking for tools ...

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    CONNECTIONS Co-Productions 2

    Cinema is boundless; expand your horizons and your borders. This networking session is geared towards resourceful producers who are looking for tools ...

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    CONNECTIONS Documentary A

    We are delighted to be able to present this networking event as part of TIFF’s Doc Conference. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet with 6 lead...

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    CONNECTIONS Documentary B

    We are delighted to be able to present this networking event as part of TIFF’s Doc Conference. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet with 6 lead...

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    CONNECTIONS New Technology & Immersive Storytelling

    Is multi-sensory technology more science than art or more art than science? Come meet the creators, business leaders, and disruptors of the technologi...

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    CONNECTIONS Primetime 1

    Long gone are the days when screen size delineated quality. The best and brightest are turning to television to produce original, compelling cinematic...

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    CONNECTIONS Primetime 2

    Long gone are the days when screen size delineated quality. The best and brightest are turning to television to produce original, compelling cinematic...

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    CONNECTIONS Short Cuts 1

    Snapchat shorts, viral videos, and Vimeo’s Short of the Week. The hunger for pint-sized content with colossal bite has never been greater. Learn how t...

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    CONNECTIONS Short Cuts 2

    Snapchat shorts, viral videos, and Vimeo’s Short of the Week. The hunger for pint-sized content with colossal bite has never been greater. Learn how t...

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    DIALOGUES 2001: An Immersive Odyssey

    As Mel Brooks wrote, “When will then be now?” From Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg to the Wachowskis, these visionaries have inspired generations of...

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    DIALOGUES 3 for 30: From Words to Screen

    Hosted by The Black List’s Franklin Leonard and Kate Hagen, three screenwriters each present an anatomy of a scene in their Festival film, exploring t...

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    DIALOGUES At the Table

    Join us for a seat at the table with executives and leaders for a candid conversation examining the importance of bringing more diverse perspectives t...

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    DIALOGUES Behind the Scenes

    Whether you're an emerging or seasoned filmmaker, carving each film's creative path is an ongoing journey. Join the creative teams behind Unicorn Stor...

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    DIALOGUES Building Canada's Indigenous Screen Office

    Meet Danis Goulet, Valerie Creighton and Marcia Nickerson, the architects of Canada's Indigenous Screen Office, who employed a vertical approach to cr...

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    DIALOGUES Directing Actors and Actors Directing

    Whether you’re a director directing actors, an actor directing actors, or a director directing non-actors, in the medium of short film there is no roo...

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    DIALOGUES Eve of Disruption

    From content creation to distribution, every aspect of the entertainment industry is undergoing an unprecedented change. What content are we going to ...

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    DIALOGUES Maximizing Your Short's Impact

    You've completed your short film, and now you’re trying to get it seen. But between sales, distribution, self-distribution, online options, and submit...

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    DOC CONFERENCE Beating the Odds: How to Build a Sustainable Creative Career

    Are you rethinking your career strategy - or in need of one? This presentation will help documentary filmmakers increase their chances of building sus...

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    DOC CONFERENCE Maverick: Anjali Nayar

    There are critical conversations happening today in the documentary community about appropriation. Canadian-Indian filmmaker Anjali Nayar (Gun Runners...

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    DOC CONFERENCE Maverick: Brett Morgen

    In his new film, Jane, director Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck, Crossfire Hurricane, Chicago 10) dives into an extraordinary visual record of J...

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    DOC CONFERENCE Maverick: Denis Côté

    Denis Côté (Curling, Ta peau si lisse) is one of Canada’s most accomplished, versatile, and consistently surprising filmmakers, alternating between bi...

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    DOC CONFERENCE Maverick: Sam Pollard

    In his new film, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, director Sam Pollard (Slavery by Another Name, Eyes on the Prize II) draws upon rich archives and...

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    DOC CONFERENCE Mavericks: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

    In their newest film, One of Us, directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady turn their lens on the Hasidic community of New York City, capturing the lives...

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    DOC CONFERENCE Morgan Spurlock Presents Cultureshock

    Cultureshock is a new documentary series from A&E, Warrior Poets, and Entertainment Weekly that looks at the untold stories behind watershed moments i...

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    DOC CONFERENCE Private Investment in Documentary: How and Why?

    Geralyn Dreyfous is a producer and investor whose credits include Born into Brothels, The Invisible War, and The Square. She is the co-founder of Impa...

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    FOUNDATIONS Border Patrol

    With NAFTA under negotiation, US and Canadian producers face new challenges. How do politics impact our industry, productions, and sustainability? Thi...

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    FOUNDATIONS License to Trill

    Anonymous

    Your project is on a budget. But you won’t let limited funds get in the way of the Tarantinoesque soundtrack you have your heart set on. What are your...

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    FOUNDATIONS Paradigm Lost: Realizing Original Stories

    Archetypes, tropes, clichés, and predictable endings. It’s no easy feat to rise above the paradigms and the tried-tested-and-true formulas. But these ...

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    FOUNDATIONS Talk to Me: The Director/Cinematographer Relationship

    Films depend on a reliable crew committed to executing the creator’s vision. But how do you effectively translate your vision into terms and examples ...

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    FOUNDATIONS Talk to Me: The Director/Editor Relationship

    Films depend on a reliable crew committed to executing the creator’s vision. But how do you effectively translate your vision into terms and examples ...

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    FOUNDATIONS Writer's Work: Honing Your Original Voice

    Calling all scriptwriters! Authenticity and original voices are invaluable and in demand. How do you turn a script that is unique and genuine into som...

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    INDUSTRY CLOSING COCKTAIL

    Cap off six days of discussion with complimentary drinks, and forge connections that will last until TIFF 2018....

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    INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR Co-presented by D'Alessio Law Group

    Catch up on the day’s events over complimentary drinks, sponsored by D’Alessio Law Group. Connect with filmmakers, producers, and potential business p...

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    INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR Presented by Adobe®

    Catch up on the day’s events over complimentary drinks, sponsored by Adobe®. Connect with filmmakers, producers, and potential business partners from ...

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    INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR Presented by Amazon Video Direct

    Catch up on the day’s events over complimentary drinks, sponsored by Amazon Video Direct. Connect with filmmakers, producers, and potential business p...

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    INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR Presented by SHOWTIME® DOCUMENTARY FILMS

    Catch up on the day’s documentary discussions over complimentary drinks, sponsored by SHOWTIME® DOCUMENTARY FILMS. Connect with filmmakers, producers,...

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    INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR Presented by Telefilm Canada

    Catch up on the day’s events over complimentary drinks, presented by Telefilm Canada. Connect with filmmakers, producers, and potential business partn...

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    MASTER CLASS Aaron Sorkin

    Our 2017 Industry Conference kicks-off with an extraordinary Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin! The legendary Academy award-winning screenwriter, producer...

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    MASTER CLASS Armando Iannucci

    BAFTA - and Emmy award-winning legend Armando Iannucci has written, produced, and directed some of the most influential comedic work in radio, televis...

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    MASTER CLASS Bong Joon Ho

    Join us for a rare and illuminating journey into the cinematic world of one of South Korea's most versatile writer-directors, Bong Joon Ho! A true cin...

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    MASTER CLASS Larry Wilmore

    From his humble beginnings as a young stand-up comic to his gig roasting President Barack Obama at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Larry ...

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    MASTER CLASS Mary Harron

    Director, writer, former music journalist - Mary Harron has always had her finger on the pulse. Having split her time in her formative years between L...

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    MICROSESSIONS Adobe®: The Art of the Edit

    See this panel of editors working across genres - from feature films to episodic series and up-and-coming indie films - as they discuss their editing ...

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    MICROSESSIONS Ontario College of Trades

    Learn the tricks of the trade in this microsession dedicated to finding your best crew. Join the Ontario College of Trades and some of Ontario's best ...

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    MOGULS Anna Serner

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    She’s determined, she’s feisty, she’s funny, and she’s Swedish! Anna Serner is the visionary leader of the Swedish Film Institute, and she’s intent on...

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    MOGULS Cassian Elwes

    Cassian Elwes, producer and former co-head of WIlliam Morris, loves making films. With an impeccable eye for talent and creative business acumen, Elwe...

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    Podcast Slot

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    TELEFILM CANADA PITCH THIS!

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    Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! returns for its 18th consecutive year at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Six teams of talented emerging fil...

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    TELEFILM CANADA'S TALENT TO WATCH Canada's Class of 2017: Powered by Creativity

    Canadian directors with distinctive low-budget films at TIFF 2017 discuss the art of filmmaking powered by creativity, collaboration… and not much cas...

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    TELEFILM CANADA'S TALENT TO WATCH Going International: What to Know Before You Go!

    Your energy is high, your project is great, your bags are packed… Now what? What kind of business plan will spark interest and inspire confidence? How...

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    TELEFILM CANADA'S TALENT TO WATCH In the Director Chair: Lady Boss

    The worldwide film community has been challenged on gender discrimination, studies report on the imbalanced statistics behind the camera, public agenc...

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    THE GUARDIAN TIFF TALKS Call Me By Your Name

    The Guardian’s east coast arts editor Ben Lee sits down with director Luca Guadagnino and lead actors Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, to discuss ...

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    THE GUARDIAN TIFF TALKS Glenn Close

    Six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close has built a remarkable body of work spanning decades, genres, and generations, from The Big Chill to Albert...

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    THE GUARDIAN TIFF TALKS Working Title Films: Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

    With 12 Academy Awards and over 100 films to the company’s name, it's clear the secret to producing critically acclaimed box-office hits and emblems o...

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    TIFF LONG TAKE LIVE Louis C.K.

    Our chart-topping podcast TIFF Long Take goes live for the first time as hosts Rob Kraszewski and Geoff Macnaughton sit down with the iconic comedian,...

     

     


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    Venice Production Bridge 31 Aug – 5 Sept, 2017

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    FINAL CUT IN VENICE

    September 3 to September 5, 2017
    The fifth edition of this  workshop has presented 6 work-in-progress films coming from Africa and Arab countries. A Kasha by hajooj kuka has won this year's new Biennale Prize.
    CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER ALL OTHER WINNERS AND PARTNERS

     

    This year's edition of the Venice Production Bridge, held from August 31 – September 5 during the 74th Venice International Film Festival, has had outstanding results. We welcomed 2070 Industry accreditations, which has shown a 10% increase compared to last year's edition. With an ever-increasing number of attendees, meetings and panels, the Venice Production Bridge has truly evolved into a specialized meeting point for all producers and industry professionals.

     

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    VENICE GAP-FINANCING MARKET
    September 1 to September 3, 2017

    Over the three days of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, 1132 meetings were organized and held for the 25 feature-length fiction film and documentary projects, 15 Virtual Reality & Interactive, Web and TV Series projects and 7 Biennale College – Virtual Reality projects. This has shown a 86% increase in number of meetings compared to 2016's edition.
     

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    BOOK ADAPTATION RIGHTS MARKET
    September 3 to September 5, 2017

    19 publishers have joined us for this year's edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market. In just three days, 380 one-to-one meetings were organized and held, showing a 52% increase compared to last year. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

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    NETFLIX'S INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION STRATEGY


    On September 3rd, the Spazio Incontri hosted the very successful panel NETFLIX'S INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION STRATEGY, during which Erik Barmack, Vice President of Netflix, explained Netflix's global international strategy.

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    ANICA INCONTRA - FOCUS CINA


    This year, ANICA hosted a 4-day conference, with various panels and guest speakers. Panels included: Keys to China, Audiovisual Market Overview and Essential Strategies, Most Beautiful Shooting Location in China, China Europe Virtual Reality Technology Summit Forum, and Funding - Financing Co-production with China: Investors Talk.

     

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    EUROPEAN FILM FORUM
    September 3 to September 4 2017

    For this year's edition of the European Film Forum, the European Commission and the Venice Production Bridge co-organized two events, on September 3rd and 4th, 2017.

    The first one was entitled Virtual gets real: exploring the industrial and societal effects of Virtual Reality. The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, and the Director - General of DG CONNECT, Roberto Viola, gave the opening speeches.

    The second event was devoted to the EU's support to the audiovisual industry, and specifically focused on Shaping together the MEDIA Programme of the future. Mariya Gabriel, The European Commissioner for Digital Economyand Society, On. Sandro Gozi and On. Dario Franceschini delivered their keynote speeches.

     

     

     

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    PARTIES AND COCKTAILS

    Attendees were also able to relax, mix and mingle during one of the three parties and cocktails organized in the Beach Pavilion outside of the Hotel Excelsior.

     

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    Kusturica, Roeg & Puiu Merge with MatchBox


    MatchBox Coproduction Lounge heads into its second year with an exciting line-up of developing projects to be presented at 24th Edition of this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival, as the Closing Night Film and further program highlights are announced


    Following last year’s successful launch, the MatchBox Coproduction Lounge will be held in Oldenburg for the second time. On September 16th, the Oldenburg International Film Festival will host the one-day event, in which filmmakers from all over the world will meet to exchange ideas and explore a potential match of interests, in a relaxed intimate atmosphere in order to connect and create opportunities for future collaborations. Filminvest from Norway will be in attendance with members of their film fund and a delegation of producers. And Film Fund Luxembourg will be in focus and presented as a coproduction partner for potential international projects.
    Luxembourg’s producer Paul Thiltges will present "Son of a Very Important Man" by Palestinian filmmaker Najwa Najjar. Emir Kusturica’s daughter Dunja will attend with her first cinematographic endeavor “Fake Oxygen” - a contemporary take on Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. US writer/director Matthew Berkowitz will present “Inside Me” – his edgy new thriller, and with “The Seventh Magpie”, UK producer Michael Riley brings the latest project of legendary cinema visionary Nicolas Roeg to Oldenburg’s Coproduction Meeting. And with his highly anticipated upcoming project “Hora Staccato”, the award-winning European auteur Cristi Puiu will attend with his producing partner Anca Puiu at Mandragora.

    Luxembourg’s box office hit “Rusty Boys” by Andy Bausch will be this year’s Closing Night Film

    Rusty Boys, Luxembourg, 2017
    Luxembourg’s biggest box office comedy hit of 2017, “Rusty Boys”, will be the Closing Night Film of the 24th Edition of the Oldenburg International Film Festival. Directed by Andy Bausch, in this hilarious tale of rebels with a cause, age is but a number for four elderly men who refuse to conform to societies expectations - or obey its oppressive rules. Having taken pride in being independent their entire lives, they refuse to spend their golden years wasting away in a retirement home. And with an escape plan in place, they embark on the greatest adventure of their lives.
    INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

    Further Highlights of this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival will be:

    Outrage Coda, Japan, 2017
    In the last chapter of his notorious Outrage trilogy, internationally renowned and award-winning Japanese megastar Takeshi Kitano takes us on yet another rollercoaster ride down into the underground Japanese theme park. Five years since the out for blood war raged between the notorious Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, the dust has finally settled. However, a small stir causes former Yakuza boss Otomo (played by the director himself) to emerge once again, settle the score. Directly following its world premiere, the Venice Closing Night film comes to Oldenburg marking it the 4th film from Kitano to premiere at the Festival.
    GERMAN PREMIERE

    Winter Brothers, Denmark/Iceland, 2017
    From the pitch-black depths of a rural chalk mine - a light appears. Following the helmet flashlight of a miner, we journey back to the surface of harsh winter in a remote town. But not before a routine swig of Emil’s homemade moonshine is passed around and shared. As unlike his older brother, and fellow miner, Johan, Emil has few other assets to offer. Following the brothers routines, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them - revenge, loneliness, and lack of love pervade in Hylnur Palmason’s breathtaking debut that swept four awards at its Locarno premiere, including Best Actor for Elliot Crosset Hoves as Emil.
    GERMAN PREMIERE

    Never Here, USA, 2017
    Lines blur between real and imaginary, crime and art, the watcher and the watched in this eerie, genre-subverting exploration of identity by award-winning documentary filmmaker Camille Thoman. Installation artist Miranda Fall (Mireille Enos) secretly follows and photographs strangers whose lives she displays in her exhibitions, until disturbing events lead her to suspect that one of her subjects may following and watching HER. Produced by Bronwyn Cornelius whose 2009 “Made in China” won the German Independence Award. “Never Here” is Thoman’s narrative debut, and marks the final performance of American Icon, Sam Shephard.
    INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

    Midnighters, USA, 2107
    In the feature debut of Emmy-nominated director of “The Waking Dead”, Julius Ramsay, killing is easy - but getting away with it is murder. Midnight. New Years Eve. A clean slate and a new start for many, but for Lindsey (Alex Essoe “Fashionista”) and Jeff Pittman, it will put their strained marriage to the ultimate test. Trying to cover up a crime, they unleash hidden horrors and find themselves entangled in a web of deceit, distrust, and madness. Written by Alston Ramsay, the brothers deliver a Hitchcockian tale layered with suspenseful thrills and the deadly force of greed.  INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

    Der Fall Holdt, Germany, 2017
    Award-winning filmmaker, Anne Zohra Berrached, whose most recent film 2016s “24 Weeks” was awarded at the Berlinale, presents her latest offering in the highly anticipated next sequel of Germany’s longest running cult drama - Tatort. Set in a small town in Lower Saxony, a woman has been kidnapped and a large ransom request is sent to her husband Frank, a banker. In despair, he asks his wealthy parents-in-law to pay, but against the explicit demands of the kidnappers the in-laws turn to the police for help. With German star Maria Furtwängler - in a race against time.
    WORLD PREMIERE    

     


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    LOS ANGELES
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    LUCKY NUMBER 7 // OCTOBER 1-7, 2017

     

    Friends, family, creators and spectators, it’s time for the 2017 LAMVF!
    In honor of our 7th year in existence, we’ll be offering 7 nights of programming all over LA, culminating in a screening and performance hosted by our incredible Presenting Sponsor, the Theater at Ace Hotel!62e57bf3-34cc-41a6-a813-984dc2ae7522.png
    Featuring new work from:
    A Tribe Called Quest
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    Paramore
    Bastille
    Residente
    The Regrettes
    The Avalanches
    Dan Auerbach
    Cherry Glazzer
    Pussy Riot
    Gorillaz
    Green Day and more!

    As always, you can expect amazing screenings, industry panels, unique speakers and one-of-a-kind performances.

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    We can't wait to tell you what we have in store. We'll announce the final lineup very soon, but people have been asking about tickets, and we just didn't want to wait any longer. So if you want to guarantee your spot at the raddest music video event of the year, you can
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    P.S. Want to volunteer at the fest, or connect about sponsorship opportunities for our biggest year yet? Email us at info@lamvf.com

     
     
     
     

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    Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

    • one-third of the directors presenting projects are women
    • about half of the titles are first features
    • three Oscar®-nominated directors present new projects and work
    • several festival favourites are back with new projects 
    • more youth-oriented and animation features
    • close to 75 international festival curators, sales agents and buyers are confirmed

    BRUSSELS/GHENT, 4 September 2017. Flanders Image has unveiled the full line-up of features to be presented — either in full, as a work in progress or as a pitch — at the second outing of its invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (8-11 October). Among the titles is new work from established filmmakers, including Oscar®-nominated directors Stijn Coninx, Dominique Deruddere and Michaël R. Roskam, as well as projects from a number of exciting up-and-coming filmmakers. 
     
    It promises to be a great autumn for Flemish film, with Michaël R. Roskam’s Racer and the Jailbird screening in Venice and Toronto, and Gilles Coulier’s debut feature Cargo in Competition in San Sebastián and London. At CONNeXT, festival curators, sales agents and buyers are offered a chance to get a glimpse of what is coming up in 2018 and beyond.
     
    Flanders Image is particularly proud of the fact that one-third of the directors presenting projects at CONNeXT this year are women, about half of them making their feature debut. Indeed, almost half of all the titles being pitched or presented as works in progress or completed films are first features. Several of these filmmakers have already made their name with television dramas, including Tim Mielants — who has directed such series as Cordon, Peaky Blinders 3 and episodes of Legion and The Tunnel — and Jan Matthys (The Emperor of Taste, In Flanders Fields, Shetland, Our Girl).
     
    The organisers are especially glad to welcome the return of established names such as Oscar®-nominated directors Stijn Coninx, Dominique Deruddere and Michaël R Roskam whose latest, Racer and the Jailbird, this year’s Belgian Oscar® submission, will be screening.

    There are also new projects from festival favourites such as Koen Mortier (Ex Drummer, 22nd of May), Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (King of the Belgians), Patrice Toye (Rosie), Gust Van den Berghe (Little Baby Jesus of Flandr), Bas Devos (Violet), Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black, Snowfall), Dorothée Van Den Berghe (My Queen Karo) and Erik Van Looy (Memory of a Killer).
     
    Youth-oriented films are well represented in 2017. Last year’s Cloudboy won the Work in Progress Award, was picked up by LevelK and received its première at TIFF Kids. This year, CONNeXT presents four new projects: one pitch, Binti, and three works in progress: Ploey – You Never Fly Alone, Rosie & Moussa and ZOOks.
     
    New this year will be a selection of TV series, with the presentation of line-ups of TV drama and the completed episodes of some series. The full list will be announced shortly.

    CONNeXT — "Connect to what’s new and who’s next"— will run over three-and-a-half days of intensive networking, pitching, screenings and keynote talks (and of course hospitality) due to be held in Ghent from 8-11 October. Close to 75 top professionals have already confirmed their attendance, including sales agents, buyers and festival programmers from Europe and North America.
     

    The titles
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    Pitches

    • Angel by Koen Mortier (Ex Drummer, 22nd of May); Prod: Czar
    • The Barefoot Emperor by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Khadak, Altiplano, The Fifth Season, King of the Belgians); Prod: Bo Films
    • Binti* by Frederike Migom; Prod: Bulletproof Cupid
    • The Chapel by Dominique Deruddere (Love Is a Dog From Hell, Everybody Famous!, The Wedding Party, Flying Home); Prod: Savage Film
    • La Civil* by Teodora Ana Mihai (Doc: Waiting For August); Prod: One for the Road
    • Cleo* by Eva Cools; Prod: Lunanime
    • Floating* by Anke Blondé; Prod: A Private View
    • Patrick* [De Patrick] by Tim Mielants (TV: Cordon, Peaky Blinders Series 3, The Tunnel); Prod: Savage Film
    • Rain Anyway [Wees blij dat het regent] by Gust Van den Berghe (Little Baby Jesus of Flandr, Blue Bird, Lucifer) Prod: Minds Meet
    • Tench [Muidhond] by Patrice Toye (Rosie, Nowhere Man, Little Black Spiders); Prod: Prime Time

    Works in progress

    • Ascension by Bas Devos (Violet); Prod: Minds Meet
    • Coureur* by Kenneth Mercken; Prod: Czar
    • Don't Shoot [Niet schieten] by Stijn Coninx (Daens, Sister Smile, Marina); Prod: Eyeworks
    • Gangsta [Patser] by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black/TV: Snowfall); Prod: a team productions
    • Girl* by Lukas Dhont; Prod: Menuet
    • Ploey – You Never Fly Alone by Árni Ásgeirsson and Ives Agemans (animation); Prod: Cyborn and Gunhill
    • Rosie & Moussa by Dorothée Van Den Berghe (Girl, My Queen Karo); Prod: Caviar
    • ZOOks* by Kristoff and Dimitri Leue (animation); Prod: Potemkino

    Screenings

    • Blue Silence* by Bülent Oztürk; Prod: Minds Meet
    • Cargo* by Gilles Coulier (TV: The Natives); Prod: De Wereldvrede
    • Charlie and Hannah's Grand Night Out* [Charlie en Hannah gaan uit] by Bert Scholiers; Prod: Minds Meet
    • Cloudboy* by Meikeminne Clinckspoor; Prod: Bulletproof Cupid
    • Control [Het tweede gelaat] by Jan Verheyen (Missing Persons Unit, Cut Loose, Mad About You, The K Files, The Verdict); Prod: Eyeworks
    • Facades* by Kaat Beels and Nathalie Basteyns (TV: Clan/Beels: Hotel Swooni; Prod: De Mensen
    • Many Heavens* [Vele hemels] by Jan Matthys (TV: The Emperor of Taste; In Flanders Fields; Shetland, Our Girl); Prod: Caviar
    • The Prime Minister [De Premier] by Erik Van Looy (Shades; The Alzheimer Case/Memory of a Killer, Loft); Prod: FBO
    • Racer and the Jailbird [Le Fidèle] by Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop); Prod: Savage Film
    • Resurrection* by Kristof Hoornaert; Prod: Fobic FIlms
    • Speechless [Sprakeloos] by Hilde Van Mieghem (Madly in Love, The Kiss); Prod: Caviar
    • Zagros* by Sahim Omar Kalifa; Prod: A Private View

    CONNeXT is an initiative of Flanders Image, the audiovisual export agency, a division of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF). Partners are Grid, LITES, Film Fest Gent, City of Ghent and Creative Europe Media Desk. Media partners: Le Film français and Screen International.

     

     

     


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    Seville will be the setting for the world premiere of ‘Algo muy gordo’, by Carlo Padial and Berto Romero, which will open the section “The New Waves”

     

    El mar nos mira de lejos’, by the Seville director Manuel Muñoz Rivas, in the Official Section and  ‘Niñato’, by Adrián Orr, in “The New Waves” reaffirm the Festival’s commitment to the new voices in Spanish cinema

     

    Established filmmakers such as Claire Denis, Laurent Cantet, Teresa Villaverde or Serge Bozon will add their discourse to others that are emerging with force and a desire for change, such as that of Pedro Pinho in ‘A Fábrica de Nada’ or Valeska Grisebach in ‘Western’


    The Seville Festival is again writing a discourse that goes beyond origins, genres and languages, but that clearly supports authors with unconventional approaches capable of surprising both audiences and critics. In this edition, Seville will be the meeting place to learn what is happening in European cinema, a place to enjoy the discoveries of 2017 and where, undoubtedly, new finds will be made.

     

    So, a novel proposal and a film that breaks with all models will, with its world premiere, open The New Waves section:‘Algo muy gordo’, a film project developed by Carlo Padial (author of the publishing success ‘Dinero gratis’ and director of ‘Mi loco Erasmus’ and ‘Taller Capuchoc’) as director and Berto Romero (regular collaborator with Andreu Buenafuente and leading actor in 'Tres bodas de más', 'Ocho apellidos catalanes' and 'El pregón') as writer and leading actor. They join a cast completed by Carlos Areces, Carolina Bang, Miguel Noguera and Didac Alcaraz to present a deconstructed comedy that uses post-humour to escape from a conventional discourse.

     

    Following in this line, in its fourteenth edition the Festival reaffirms its commitment to exhibiting Spanish cinema and making it more easily available to spectators, incorporating it across various sections of the Festival. An example of this is the programming within the competitive Official Section of ‘El mar nos mira de lejos’, a first film by the Seville director Manuel Muñoz Rivas which had its world premiere in the Forum Section of this year’s Berlinale and which will be seen in Spain for the first time in Seville. With this non-fiction work, Muñoz Rivas makes his debut as director after having edited films as greatly acclaimed by audiences at this festival of European cinema as ‘Arraianos’ by Eloy Enciso or ‘Dead Slow Ahead’ by Mauro Herce, director of photography for Muñoz Rivas on this occasion. As is the case with other films in this new batch of Spanish cinema, ‘El mar nos mira de lejos’ is linked with the author’s cultural roots and surroundings. Muñoz Rivas takes his inspiration from nature, history and myths in order to establish a deep connection with his Andalusian identity.

     

    In The New Waves, a section that brings together directors who work with new languages in contemporary European cinema, the presence has been confirmed of ‘Niñato’ by the first time filmmaker Adrián Orr who, after his award winning documentary short, ‘Buenos días resistencia’, goes back to those characters to create this feature film about a character who has trouble accepting his responsibilities as a father. Orr breaks the limits between fiction and non- fiction in this story full of subtle everyday revelations, humanity and bittersweet disillusion. This film won the Jury Prize in the Regard Neuf Section of the Visions du Réel Festival, and the Best Film Award at Bafici (Buenos Aires Film Festival).

     

    On the international stage, the more veteran voices which, far from languishing, are in constant renewal, mingle at SEFF with new discourses which have burst on the scene in European cinema. Thus, French cinema in 2017 will be solidly represented by such directors as Claire Denis, Laurent Cantet or Serge Bozon.

     

    Competing in the Official Section, Claire Denis breaks with the gravity of her cinema to present ‘Un sol interior’ (Let the Sun Shine In / Un Beau Soleil Intérieur), a film applauded at the Directors’ Fortnight at that last Cannes Festival and pre-selected for nominations for the EFA Awards. Accompanied by a cast that includes Gérard Depardieu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Josiane Balasko and Xavier Beauvois, a luminous Juliette Binoche stars in this anti-romantic comedy that dismantles the clichés of the genre and looks at the search for identity,  truth, fulfilment and the liberation of a middle-aged woman, based on the relationships she has with the men around her.

     

    Also drawn to strong, independent, mature female characters, Laurent Cantet will be in the Festival’s Official Section with ‘El taller literario’ (The Workshop / L’Atelier). Featuring Marina Foïs, the film tells of a writer’s intense relationship with the students in her literary workshop, seven young people who, in some way, represent and synthesize the ethnic and religious diversity in France today. The director of ‘Human Resources’ and ‘Time Out’ recovers in El taller literario’ the spirit of ‘The Class’, the film with which he won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2008.

     

    Meanwhile, in the irreverent ‘Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde)’, Serge Bozon revises the classic of fantasy literature created by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this comedy, included in The New Waves, Bozon has again written the script along with Axelle Ropert, and called on Isabelle Huppert, one of his favourite actresses, to play the double character of a teacher whose confrontation with her adolescent students brings out her inner fire. This character won the Best Actress Award for Huppert at that last Locarno Festival.

     

    Ten years after winning at the Gijon Film Festival with ‘Sehnsucht’, the German director Valeska Grisebach has returned to filmmaking with ‘Western’, the acclaimed third feature film by this director which, after being shown in Cannes, will have its Spanish premiere in Seville. The motifs of the western are used to talk of masculinity in the framework of social displacements. The two Europes, the coloniser and the colonised, confront each other in this story which is opting for the Lux Award and EFA Awards and invites us to reconsider the continent, to recover the cultural and natural roots buried under decades of economic struggle and to continue to hope in reconciliation.

     

    The background of the economic crisis in Portugal will tinge stories at the Seville Festival this year, thanks to the first timer Pedro Pinho and the veteran Teresa Villaverde, exceptional representatives of the cinema in our neighbouring country. The documentary maker Pedro Pinho, sheltered by the filmmakers’ collective Terratreme, has seen his first fiction feature film become the revelation of the year in European cinema. ‘A Fábrica de Nada’ (‘The Nothing Factory’) has been a reference since it was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, it is competing for nominations to the EFA Award and will have its Spanish premiere at Seville. The most political of the films competing in the Official Section, it proposes artistic action as a tool for intervening in the world, constructing a social cinema of protest, entrenched in solidarity and class consciousness. Meanwhile, ‘Colo’, the latest film by Teresa Villaverde, will be in The New Waves section. In this film, which competed in the Official Section at the 2017 Berlinale, the well-known Portuguese director offers an intelligent, dry, introspective family portrait which describes with Portuguese saudade the loss of reason and generational confrontation.

     

    In the non-fiction competition, this year’s edition will also mingle mature discourses such as that of the German director Romuald Karmakar with the descriptive passion of young filmmakers such as the Turkish Ayse Toprak.  Karmakar, in a comprehensive journey with such famous DJs as Ricardo Villalobos, ATA, Roman Flügel, Sonja Moonear or Move D, will show us the incombustible power of the German electronic music scene  in ‘If I Think of Germany at Night’, a film which can be seen in Seville in collaboration with Barcelona’s International Festival of Music Documentary Cinema In-Edit. A sample of involvement, respect and commitment, Toprak will present in Seville ‘Mr Gay Syria’, an example of the amalgamation of cultures, identities and border realities that is Europe today. This Turkish film stirs consciences, analysing the difficulty of being a refugee and a Moslem in a European country, to which must be added that of being gay in present-day Islamic society.

     

    Organised by Seville City Council, the XIV Seville European Film Festival, to be held from 3rd to 11th November 2017, will again provide a meeting place for directors from the whole continent and audiences to participate in the most recent history of European cinema..

     


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    Bringing indigenous voices from all over the globe to the silver screens of Sydney, WINDA Film Festival, returns for its second year, from Thursday 23 – Monday 26 November 2017.

    After a widely successful inaugural year, the 2017 Festival will screen at Event Cinema George Street, Sydney.

    WINDA Executive Director Medika Thorpe said, ‘I am very happy we were able to bring Winda back this year and to present another year of incredible Indigenous film and filmmakers from across Australia and around the world to Sydney audiences.”

    Last year’s Festival showcased six feature films and four documentaries alongside 22 short films from more than eight countries, including 14 Australian premieres and one World premiere. Winda also featured two free Black Talks and Virtual Reality experiences and guests and artists travelled from all around Australia, the South Pacific and as far as Canada and USA to be a part of the event.

    Finding a new home in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, WINDA is honoured to be partnering with Event Cinema George Street which is home to many film festivals within Sydney, year round.

    “Event Cinemas is thrilled to be partnering with WINDA Film Festival. A festival that travels to many stories that reflect our past, present and future in relationship with the Australian Indigenous community and how the tapestry of these stories contribute to our understanding  of the significant imprint the traditional owners of the land have had and still have within our society today,” said Anthony Kierann Area General Manager of Event Cinemas.

    The full 2017 Festival program will be announced in the coming weeks.

     

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    ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
    ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP FOR 7TH EDITION

    October 10-15, 2017

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    Antenna Documentary Film Festival today unveils its 2017 program, presenting a captivating line-up of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from Australia and around the world. The program includes 50 films from 20 countries, three film competitions with cash prizes, DocTalk sessions, filmmaker Q&A’s and Gala events.

    “We have watched an incredible amount of films from around the world and have selected an exceptionally strong line-up that represents the diversity of creative nonfiction cinema today,” said Antenna’s Festival Director, David Rokach.

    Opening the festival is Faces Places, the latest film from legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda, co-directed with the street artist JR. In this profoundly moving film, the duo travel across rural France creating giant photo installations of the people they meet along the way.

    The much anticipated documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami will close the festival. Fresh from its world premiere at TIFF, this intimate film is a multi-narrative journey through the private and public realms of the iconic singer and performer Grace Jones.

    Other international highlights include:

    City of Ghosts, by Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land), captures the extraordinary story of a fearless group of journalists who risk their lives to document and expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city.

    Sundance Winner Dina, a funny and unconventional love-story between two eccentric, middle-aged neurodivergent souls. They are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses new challenges for both. He is uncomfortable with physical intimacy, she is a Kardashians fanatic who wants to share with him all she’s learned about sensual desire from popular culture.

    Mr Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees finding laughter and levity as they struggle through the migration crisis, being gay in the Muslim world and their hope to find a better future in Europe.

    Venus explores how a new generation of young women relate to themselves as sexual beings. In response to a casting call by two female directors, more than a hundred women turn up and talk straight into the camera about their erotic fantasies.

    Lucy Walker’s Buena Vista Social Club: Adios picks up from Wim Wenders’ landmark 1999 Oscar-winning documentary. The film follows the acclaimed Cuban band on their final tour, covering the years since they became a world phenomenon, as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.

    As part of Antenna's commitment to the cutting edge of nonfiction, the program includes films that experiment with content and form: Brimstone & Glory, a mesmerising documentary about a small Mexican city devoted to making and exploding fireworks; Photon, an ambitious experimental film that summarises the entire history, and imagined future, of the universe; and Rat Film, Theo Anthony's astonishing debut feature, examining our culture from the point of view of the humble brown rat living in the city of Baltimore.

    Australian documentaries prominently feature at the festival, with an Australian Competition of feature documentaries as well as an Australian Shorts competition. Stand out feature documentaries include the world premiere of Kings of Baxter, which follows boys in a juvenile detention centre performing Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and the Sydney premiere of Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy, in which Yolngu warrior and shaman Djalu Gurruwiwi must find a way to bring two worlds together to save his culture, with some help from global pop star Gotye.

    Antenna will also hold special programs and events such as ArtDocs, a collaboration  with the Museum of Contemporary Arts presenting documentaries by and about artists, Q&A’s with local and international filmmakers, and the annual DocTalk, Antenna’s full day industry event featuring discussions and master-classes about the art, craft and business of documentary filmmaking.

    The seventh edition of the Antenna Documentary Film Festival opens Tuesday 10 October in Sydney and runs until Sunday 15 October. For complete program information and to purchase tickets and passes, go to www.antennafestival.org

    FESTIVAL DETAILS
    Tuesday 10 to Sunday 15 October 2017

    Palace Verona – 17 Oxford Street, Paddington
    Chauvel Cinema – 249 Oxford St, Paddington (Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd)
    Palace Norton St - 99 Norton St, Leichhardt N                       
    Museum of Contemporary Art– 140 George St, The Rocks

    General Admission – Adult $19.50, Concession $17

     

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    FRENCH CINEMA NOW RETURNS FOR ITS SIXTH YEAR SHOWCASING THE BEST FRENCH LANGUAGE FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
     

    What: French Cinema Now
    Where: SIFF Cinema Uptown
    When: Sep 28 - Oct 5
     

    SIFF and TV5MONDE present French Cinema Now, a celebration spotlighting the state of contemporary Francophone cinema. The week-long event runs September 28 through October 5 at SIFF Cinema Uptown, and features 19 extraordinary French language features and documentaries from 12 different countries around
    the world.

    The festival kicks off with a musical tribute to Django Reinhardt by Northwest jazz favorite Pearl Django Trio in honor of our Opening Night film, Django, about the legendary jazz guitarist. The film begins during the German occupation of Paris in 1943, when Django was already packing houses with his inventive "hot" jazz virtuosity. After being asked to alter his gypsy-influenced music in favor of Nazi approved music, he had to make a dangerous decision - to take his family and flee France. Join us after the film at Bastille Café + Bar in Ballard for delicious wine and hors d'ouevres. 

    Other French Cinema Now films were created by seasoned directors like Cédric Klapisch, Agnès Varda, and Arnaud des Pallières, playing alongside relative newcomers like Anne Émond, Alain Gomis, and Karim Drifi. Highlights include the winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Senegalese drama Félicité, about an independent nightclub singer's odyssey through the streets of Kinshasa as she seeks a way to save her hospitalized son; Orphan, an ambitious and uncompromising portrait of a woman, played by four different actresses including Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color); as well as two films starring the incredible Isabelle Huppert, Souvenir, a bittersweet romance about a factory worker with a secret past, and Luc Bondy's final film, False Confessions, a 21st century take on Marivaux’s comedy of errors, co-starring Louis Garrel. 

    On Monday, October 2, director Raja Amari, will attend the screening of her film Foreign Body, about an illegal refugee who finds a safe haven at her old friend's apartment in Lyon. The situation gets further compromised when she finds work with a wealthy woman and the trio become ensnared in a complicated love triangle. Director Amari will stay for a post-film Q&A.

    Lastly, French Cinema Now would not be complete without a wine tasting event. On Sunday, October 1, Chateau St. Michelle will be offering samples of their wine at a pre-reception for the film Back to Burgundy, a story about sibling camaraderie and familial strife at a Burgundy winery from writer-director Cédric Klapisch (L’Auberge espagnole).

    SIFF Festival Programming Manager, Stan Shields, is particularly enthusiastic about this year's program, "2017's French Cinema Now lineup is one of the most thrilling in years - with four US premieres and a North American premiere - featuring award-winning films from master filmmakers to first time directors. The world of Francophone Cinema is better than ever!"

    Beth Barrett,  SIFF Artistic Director, says "We're very excited about this year's lineup, being able to bring such a diverse group of films to the Francophile Seattle audience. Our continued partnership with TV5 Monde has allowed French Cinema Now to reach not only the Seattle viewers, but nationally through the TV5 Monde channel."

    See the Full Lineup Here.

    For screeners, interview requests, and press passes please contact Leah Anderson.

     

    Tickets:

    Individual Tickets: $14 | $9 SIFF Members

    Festival Pass: $100 | $75 Members 

    Vouchers and year-round passes are valid for admission.

     
     
     

     

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    About SIFF

    Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 140,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 450 features, short films, and documentaries from over 80 countries each year. The 44th annual Seattle International Film Festival will be held May 17 through June 10, 2018.  SIFF Cinema exhibits premier theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 175,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 13,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.

     
     
     

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     Quiveringly scintillating dialogue between Isaac and Moore and the subtle gathering of tension until a final blowout in the kitchen make this the most memorable single scene of this spine tingling All-American thriller diller.

     

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    VPB Program September 4 Future of MEDIA...

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    Where are the women?

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    For far too long, talented women have been unheralded and unheard.   Here are the facts: Of the top 250 films of 2016, just 7% were directed by women. Of the top 100 films of 2016, only 29% of all protagonists were female. Of the top 100 films of 2016, females accounted for only 32% of all speaking characters. You can help TIFF change this narrative -- right now! I’m so proud that TI...
     

    TIFF Industry Program of 67 conferences

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     More than 150 guest speakers will take the stage including Glenn Close, Cassian Elwes, Armie Hammer, Mary Harron, Armando Iannucci, Franklin Leonard, Morgan Spurlock, Syrinthia Studer, Graham Taylor and Larry Wilmore. The six-day conference, which runs September 8-13, will incite provocative discussions and inspire innovative strategies for creative and business leadership. It will feature a range of curated programmes, which brings emphasis to different elements of industry debate inc...
     

    Piers Handling Announces 2018 Will Be His Final Year at TIFF

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    Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, announced today 2018 will be his final year leading the Toronto International Film Festival®. After almost 25 years at the helm of one of Canada’s most important cultural organizations Piers will leave behind an unparalleled legacy of accomplishments and innovation.    “Because of Piers’ leadership, TIFF is the leading cultural organization it is today, with a global reach and impact,” said Jennifer Tory, Chair of the Board of Directors of TIFF. “We are all indebted to him for his years of vision, innovation and dedication to the art of film.”...

     

    World Premiere at TIFF of Academy Award® nominee Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq

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    The Toronto International Film Festival® proudly announces the World Premiere of Academy Award® nominee Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq., completing the 2017 Official Programme Selection. Written and directed by Gilroy and featuring an amazing transformation by Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. is the newest and final addition to TIFF’s Special Presentations programme, furthering Washington and Gilroy’s collaborative relationship with the Festival.   ...
     

    TIFF Special Event Screening of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk at Cinesphere in Honour of IMAX’s 50th Anniversary

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    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENT  SCREENING OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S DUNKIRK AT CINESPHERE IN HONOUR OF IMAX’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY   Director/Writer/Producer Christopher Nolan will be in attendance for the screening followed by a conversation      TORONTO —  In honour of the 50th anniversary of IMAX Corporation, the Toronto Inte...
     

     

    TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival Winners

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    Oldenburg Honors Lou Diamond Phillips with Tribute

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      “I’m honored to represent so many different communities”- Lou Diamond Phillips What are the odds of a small-town unknown actor showing up for a national talent search, and landing the lead role of a real life icon in film that would rocket him to worldwide stardom? But for Lou Diamond Phillips, a self-professed gambler and professional poker player, odds never fazed him – and he’s played the cards his been dealt like a champ.  Born in t...
     

    Aaron Sorkin to receive ZFF Career Achievement Award

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      MOLLY’S GAME to screen as Gala Premiere Aaron Sorkin: photo credit MasterClass   Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri announced today that Aaron Sorkin will receive the Festival’s Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2017.   The Academy-Award® winning screenwriter and renowned playwright will receive the Award for his life’s work on October 4 at ...
     

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    Aki Kaurismäki to receive the Fipresci award for the second time

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    FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017 for "The Other Side of Hope" (Toivon tuolla puolen)   "The Other Side of Hope" (Toivon tuolla puolen) is the best film of the past year, according to the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Aki Kaurismäki will receive the »FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017« during the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 22, after hundreds of film critics and journalists from around the...
     

    Jake Gyllenhaal to be presented with Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye Award

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    STRONGER receives Gala Premiere The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is delighted to honour Academy Award®-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal with their prestigious Golden Eye Award at this year’s Festival.   Gyllenhaal will be in Zurich to present STRONGER as a Gala Premiere on Tuesday 3 October.     ZFF Co-Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri state “Jake Gyllenhaal has consistently proven himself to be one of the most exciting and versatile actors work...
     

    Finalists of BIFED 2017 International Competition and GAIA Student Award

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    2018 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON April 20 - 29, 2018 calling for entries

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    The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th 

    Entries Open August 15th. The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th and the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th. These are "Postmark By Deadlines". If you enter Online by the January 15th Late/Final Deadline and we receive the physical entry by January 31st, your entry will still be reviewed by our judges. Due to popular demand, we have extended the Final Brick Wall Deadline to January 31st, online!

    The 2018 Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now open for entries! Info on All Winners info is submitted to Seoul, Korea ~ Concorto, Italy & the USAFilmFestival, Dallas at no extra cost!

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     New Media Film Festival

    June 12 -14, 2018

    September 3, 2017 Early Deadline

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

    "Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" - Movie Maker Magazine

    "Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post 

    New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.
    Each entry is considered for Screening in a state of the art theatre, The Landmark, owned by Mark Cuban and/or Competition and/or Distribution $45,000.00 in Awards will be given out. Each programmed content is in consideration for a Best of Category, Audience & Grand Prize Award.

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    16th GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL 

    March 22 -25 , 2018
     

    2018 Call for Entries December 1, 2017! 

     
    The Garden State Film Festival is scheduled for March 22-25, 2018 in Asbury Park, NJ. Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions open July 1, 2017.   Make sure all of the INFORMATION you are submitting into the submission system  is CORRECT because  THAT information GOES RIGHT INTO OUR SYSTEM. 
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    The 8th Taiwan International Children's Film Festival (TICFF)

    March 29, 2018 to April 05, 2018
     
    Septembre 30 late Deadline

     

    Held once every two years, the festival brings young children and adults too, to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place March 29, 2018 to April 05, 2018. PTS, the organizers of this event, are now signing up entries for this tremendous series of showings, attracting some of the finest film makers from around the world with the lure of USD 25,000 in prize money.  
     

    A biennial film festival, TICFF brings young children and adults to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place in April 2018 for its eighth edition.

    Click to enter via Withoutabox

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    Planet In Focus: PiF Industry Conference - Programming Announced!

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    ANIMATION CALLING

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    Weinstein Company distributes Montreal Animation Feature - MIAFF submission now OPEN!

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    Animation news out of Montreal  Montreal International Animation Film Festival MIAFF 2018 submissions now open.   The Weinstein Company Takes a ‘Leap’ into Animation with New Mizchief Label  First two animated features to be distributed under the new label will be L’Atelier Animation’s ‘Leap!’ and Light Chaser Animation’s ‘The Guardian Brothers.’ B...
     

    Free Submission! Anima Brussels Animation Film Festival deadline October 18!

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    Anima is calling for your films!    For its next edition (9-18 Feb. 2018), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films! Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival nominates a selection of films from its European prize-winners for the Cartoon d'Or and is also qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.   The Festival considers all films i...
     

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    Big Sky Documentary Festival calling

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    GlobeDocs Film Festival Announces 2017 Film Lineup

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    Boston’s only all-documentary film festival runs October 11-15 --    The GlobeDocs Film Festival presented by Cross Insurance is pleased to announce the film slate for its third annual festival, running during HUBweek, Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15 in Boston. The festival, the only one of its kind in the region, celebrates documentary filmmaking with five days of non-fiction programming and thought-provoking discussions with award-winning journal...
     
     

    2017 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium

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    The International 2017 Official Selection at the Oaxaca FilmFest (Mexico).

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    Oaxaca FilmFest announces the 8th Edition's Official Selection. The International Film Festival is held every autumn in the colonial Mexican city of Oaxaca since 2010. The festival is composed of various categories and offers a large space in its selection to emerging directors and screenwriters.   Oaxaca FilmFest announces its 2017 Official Selection at the Centro Cultural de España en Mexico. Presenting the festival as well as the selecti...
     

    FICGinLA announces it's WIP Latino 2 Nominees

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    These are the films selected for WIP Latino 2 our Works in progress section.  This program will take place on November 2nd 2017 in the framework of FICG in LA at TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood, California. Given the vast number of inscriptions 4 projects have been selected.   45 days en Jarbar, César Aréchiga, documentary, Mexico August, Armando Capó, fiction, Cuba And your name is...? Rut Caudeli, fiction, Colombia Cordera and the ...
     

    New World View Section Focuses on New Hungarian Cinema

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    Hungary has recently astounded the film world with its creative, innovative and superbly crafted cinema. The ZFF presents a comprehensive overview of Hungary’s cinematic output with 18 films by a thriving new generation of Hungarian filmmakers.     Hungarian cinema has a long history of creating great masters. During the 1970s, a period of cultural thaw in the then socialist state, Hungary was regarded as one of the most important film producing countries in the world. M...
     

    BORG/McENROE to open Zurich Film Festival

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    Director Janus Metz Pedersen and actor Sverrir Gudnason to attend as honorary guests   Based on actual events, Danish director Janus Metz Pedersen’s tennis thriller BORG/McENROE will open the 13th Zurich Film Festival on September 28, 2017. Director Janus Metz Pedersen and Björn Borg-actor Sverrir Gudnason will attend as the Zurich Film Festival’s honorary guests.   Wimbledon, July 5, 1980: tennis pros Björn Borg and John McEnroe square up at the Wimbledon f...
     

    Alicia Vikander to present EUPHORIA as a Gala Premiere at the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF).

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      In addition to the already confirmed Gala Premieres, the ZFF announces new films from Tonie Marshall, Destin Daniel Cretto, Amanda Sthers and Silvio Soldini.   EUPHORIA will receive its European premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on 29 September. Star and producer Alicia Vikander will attend, along with writer/director Lisa Langseth, cast members Charles Dance, Mark Stanley and fellow producers Charles Collier, Patrik Andersson and Frida Bargo. Alicia Vikander ...
     

    First look at the Zurich Film Festival Gala Premieres

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    Former US Vice President Al Gore to attend The Zurich Film Festival and present AN INCOVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

     
    The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will attend and present AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, the long awaited follow-up to AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, on Sunday October 8th at the Corso Cinema.   A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tire...
     
     

    The Unwilling competing at Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival

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    The Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute presents, The 6th annual Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. Held every year at the historic Central Theater located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Our mission is to inspire & promote talented filmmakers & artists from around the world. Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute provides opportunities for networking, exhibition, education, and screenings. We provide a unique venue for the public to experience films on the “...
     

    The Unwilling selected at EDMONTON FESTIVAL OF FEAR: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies

     
    The 2017 film competition is open for all New Features and Short Films from around the world. Submissions Open November 14th, 2016. We will accept all Submissions until August 2nd, 2017.We will accept films completed after January 2016. If your film has been released it is not eligible for this competition.  The Grand Opening is going to be spectacular. Venue:  Landmark Cinemas  Edmonton City Centre,  Alberta, Canada Corey Feldman Honorary Chairman ...
     

    Come celebrate the life of Rob Stewart on September 9

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    Rob's family invite you to join us for the public unveiling of the new tribute mural and other activities in Toronto, Canada on September 9.       RSVP           ...
     
     

    Captivating 'Dead on Arrival' by Stephen C. Sepher ranks high on all criteria one can apply to a noir film

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    Dead on Arrival by Stephen C. Sepher is an extraordinarily captivating film ranking high on all criteria one can apply to a film noir thriller and bringing it close to an artistic exercise in film making. We have the story’s lush location in Louisiana’s bayous, a superbly executed production design relying on the facilities the sleepy small town offers with its country roads and water ways, and sets ranging from junk yards to the local seedy night club with its assorted collection...
     
     

    DADDY’S HOME 2: Mel’s Like Team Spirit, That’s Gibson, Wahlberg, Ferrell & Lithgow

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    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Mel Gibson comes back from traffic court, lol, okay too soon. Mulligan. Mel Gibson comes back from his Hollywood resurrection this year with his six-pack Oscar-nominated movie HACKSAW RIDGE (2016), that won two Oscars for sound mixing and editing, to join son of anarchy Mark Wahlberg and deviant nice guy Will Ferrell in DADDY’S HOME 2, their hit franchise reteam. But he’s not alone in the father-figure star power value-add. Beloved ...
     

    Mumblecore No More, Greta Gerwig’s Debut Directing Film LADY BIRD Is Picture Perfect

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    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Raise your hand if you think Soairse Ronan should have won Best Actress for BROOKLYN. Anyone?  Yes, it’s an exercise in futility since Ronan was only a nominee in 2016. Lucky for her, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut LADY BIRD, from A24 films and just shown at the Telluride Film Festival, is where Soairse gets redeemed. Or, you could say given a second chance to make a first impression as an emerging woman trapped ins...

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    > "FILMFESTIVALS.COM ONES TO WATCH ON THE CIRCUIT" FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION

    A DYING KING Feature Documentary, directorial debut by Bobak Kalhor 85 minutes

    HOW ONE MAN'S DEATH, CHANGED HISTORY

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    An expose of the last King of Iran’s medical story

    On January 16,1979, the Shah of Iran Mohamad Reza Pahlavi, left the royal palace, the Peacock Throne and his beloved country Iran for the last time, commencing what became a 19-month odyssey into exile. He wondered hopelessly from Egypt to Morocco, Bahamas, Mexico, the U.S, then Panama and back again to Egypt where he died furtively at the age of 60. His death had profound consequences for the future of the Middle East and the world, yet the untold medical story of the last King of Iran has to date remained a puzzling mystery. By unraveling the secrecy surrounding this critical period of history, beginning from the onset of the Shah’s illness, to the diagnosis/misdiagnosis and maltreatment, “A Dying King” exposes the main causes of the Iranian Revolution, the pursuant 444 days hostage crisis, and the adversarial relations between the U.S and Iran.

    DEAD ON ARRIVAL D.O.A. by Stephen Sepher - Thriller  - USA  - June  2017 -  96 minutes

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    Emmy nominated Billy Flynn stars in an ensemble cast as Sam Collins, a pharmaceutical sales rep who visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. He finds himself in a dark world of sex, corruption and murder as he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, with less than 24 hours to live, Sam turns to a local girl Jesse. Their path leads to a voodoo priestess who only confirms Sam's doomed fate. On the run, caught in a deadly vertigo with no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the Mob and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

    Inspired by the 1950 classic noir thriller D.O.A. 

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    THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty 

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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 Winner best actor at Fantasporto 2017 
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    OFFENSIVE, Jon Ford's thriller.Winner in Houston Worldfest

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    "They were forced beyond breaking point; they have no regrets, does that make them bad people? The first part of this film will enrage you ! The second part will sate you !". Bruno Chatelin - Filmfestivals.com


    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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    The Unwilling by Oscar nominee Jonathan Heap

     

    Evil is inside

    6 family members gather for the reading of a will. It comes with a mysterious box. Who will leave alive?

    Starring David Lipper, Dina Meyer, Levy Tran, Austin Highsmith, Jake Thomas, Robert Rusler, Bree Williamson and  Lance Henrickson.  

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    Angel's Salvation by Hassan AKHONDPOOR - Feature film Iran

    Iran 2017 90 minutes 

    Angel's (Fereshteh’s) father has gone bankrupt during Iran’s nuclear sanctions years and troubled economy. The family had to sell their home and are now living in a small, ran down house. The creditors pressure Fereshteh for their money and hurt her feminine family. Farzaneh, Fereshteh’s sister, was going to marry but her wedding was cancelled because of their situation. Fereshteh’s mother sells all home appliances and now there is only one creditor left who wants Fereshteh instead of his money. Fereshteh is in a dilemma of giving in to a married man, which will lead to her father’s release, or fighting the problems of lacking money and lacking her father.

    A film by Hassan AKHONDPOOR, produced by Ebrahim ASGHARIstarring Elahe SHAHPARAST, Roshanak SE GHALEGI, Neda KOHI, 

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    Revolution by Rob Stewart  
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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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    French Cinema Now Is Back in Seattle for Its Sixth Year

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    FRENCH CINEMA NOW RETURNS FOR ITS SIXTH YEAR SHOWCASING THE BEST FRENCH LANGUAGE FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.   What: French Cinema N...
     
     

    Antenna Documentary Film Festival today unveils its 2017 program

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      ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP FOR 7TH EDITION October 10-15, 2017 Antenna Documentary Film Festival today unveils its 2017 program, presenting a captivating line-up of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from Australia and around the world. The program includes 50 films from 20 countries, three film competitions with cash prizes, DocTalk sessions, filmmaker Q&A’s and Gala events. “W...
     

    WINDA Film Festival returns this fall in Sydney giving a voice to indigenous cinema

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      Bringing indigenous voices from all over the globe to the silver screens of Sydney, WINDA Film Festival, returns for its second year, from Thursday 23 – Monday 26 November 2017. After a widely successful inaugural year, the 2017 Festival will screen at Event Cinema George Street, Sydney. WINDA Executive Director Medika Thorpe said, ‘I am very happy we were able to bring Winda back this year and to present another year of incredible Indigenous film and filmmakers from acro...
     

    Previews of The 14th Edition of The Seville Festival

     
    Seville will be the setting for the world premiere of ‘Algo muy gordo’, by Carlo Padial and Berto Romero, which will open the section “The New Waves”   ‘El mar nos mira de lejos’, by the Seville director Manuel Muñoz Rivas, in the Official Section and  ‘Niñato’, by Adrián Orr, in “The New Waves” reaffirm the Festival’s commitment to the new voices in Spanish cinema   Establi...
     

    Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

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      Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up one-third of the directors presenting projects are women about half of the titles are first features three Oscar®-nominated directors present new projects and work several festival favourites are back with new projects  more youth-oriented and animation features close to 75 international festival curators, sales agents and buyers are confirmed BRUSSELS/GHENT, 4 September 2017. ...
     

    The 7th Annual LA Music Video Fest is coming up October 1st-7th

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    LOS ANGELES MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL LUCKY NUMBER 7 // OCTOBER 1-7, 2017   Friends, family, creators and spectators, it’s time for the 2017 LAMVF! In honor of our 7th year in existence, we’ll be offering 7 nights of programming all over LA, culminating...
     

    PM05: Matchbox Co-Production Lounge and further program highlights

    Kusturica, Roeg & Puiu Merge with MatchBox MatchBox Coproduction Lounge heads into its second year with an exciting line-up of developing projects to be presented at 24th Edition of this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival, as the Closing Night Film and further program highlights are announced Following last year’s successful launch, the MatchBox Coproduction Lounge will be held in Oldenburg for the second time. On September 16th...
     

     

    SFFILM Presents Hong Kong Cinema: Sept 29–Oct 1 at New People Cinema

     
      2017 Edition Celebrates One of the World’s Most Important Film Industries, Including New Work from Renowned Filmmakers Ann Hui, Herman Yau, and Pang Ho-cheung.   ...
     

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  • 09/09/17--12:13: Final Venice Wrap Newsletter
  • Filmfestivals.com partnered with The Venice Production Bridge to bring you these dailies and more extensive editorial coverage of the festival and industry events.

     

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    OFFICIAL AWARDS – 74th VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

     

    VENEZIA 74

    The Venezia 74 Jury, chaired by Annette Bening, and comprised of Ildikó EnyediMichel FrancoRebecca HallAnna MouglalisDavid StrattonJasmine TrincaEdgar Wright and Yonfan having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows:

     

    GOLDEN LION for Best Film to:

    THE SHAPE OF WATER

    by Guillermo del Toro (USA)

     

    SILVER LION - GRAND JURY PRIZE to:

    FOXTROT 

    by Samuel Maoz (Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland)

     

    SILVER LION - AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to:

    Xavier Legrand 

    for the film JUSQU’À LA GARDE (France)

     

    COPPA VOLPI

    for Best Actress:

    Charlotte Rampling

    in the film HANNAH by Andrea Pallaoro (Italy, Belgium, France)

     

    COPPA VOLPI

    for Best Actor:

    Kamel El Basha

    in the film THE INSULT by Ziad Doueiri (Lebanon, France)

     

    AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:

    Martin McDonagh

    for the film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI by Martin McDonagh (Great Britain)

     

    SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:

    SWEET COUNTRY

    by Warwick Thornton (Australia)

     

    MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD

    for Best Young Actor or Actress to:

    Charlie Plummer

    in the film LEAN ON PETE by Andrew Haigh (Great Britain)

     

     

    LION OF THE FUTURE

    “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM

    Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury at the 74th Venice Film Festival, chaired by Benoît Jacquot and comprised of Geoff Andrew, Albert Lee, Greta Scarano and Yorgos Zois has decided to award:

     

    LION OF THE FUTURE

    “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM to:

    JUSQU’À LA GARDE

    by Xavier Legrand (France)

    VENEZIA 74

     

    as well as a prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro to be divided equally between director and producer.

     

     

    ORIZZONTI AWARDS

    The Orizzonti Jury of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, chaired by Gianni Amelio and composed of  Rakhshan BanietemadAmi Canaan MannMark CousinsAndrés DupratFien Troch and Rebecca Zlotowski, after screening the 31 films in competition has decided to award:

     

    the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST FILM to:

    NICO, 1988

    by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Italy, Belgium)

     

    the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to:

    Vahid Jalilvand

    for BEDOUNE TARIKH, BEDOUNE EMZA (NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE) (Iran)

     

    the SPECIAL ORIZZONTI JURY PRIZE to:

    CANIBA

    by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (France, USA)

     

    the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS to:

    Lyna Khoudri

    in LES BIENHEUREUX by Sofia Djama (France, Belgium, Qatar)

     

    the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR to:

    Navid Mohammadzadeh

    in BEDOUNE TARIKH, BEDOUNE EMZA (NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE)

    by Vahid Jalilvand (Iran)

     

    the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:

    Dominique Welinski and René Ballesteros

    for LOS VERSOS DEL OLVIDO by Alireza Khatami 

    (France, Germany, Netherlands, Chile)

     

    the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM to:

    GROS CHAGRIN

    by Céline Devaux (France)

     

    the VENICE SHORT FILM NOMINATION FOR THE

    EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2017 to:

    GROS CHAGRIN

    by Céline Devaux (France)

     

     

    VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY AWARDS

    The Venice VR Jury of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, chaired by John Landis and composed of Cécile Sciamma and Ricky Tognazzi has decided to award:

     

    the BEST VR AWARD to:

    ARDEN’S WAKE (EXPANDED)

    by Eugene YK Chung (USA)

     

    the BEST VR EXPERIENCE AWARD (FOR INTERACTIVE CONTENT) to:

    LA CAMERA INSABBIATA

    by Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang (USA, Taiwan)

     

    the BEST VR STORY AWARD (FOR LINEAR CONTENT) to:

    BLOODLESS

    by Gina Kim (South Korea, USA)

     

     

     

     

     

    VENICE CLASSICS AWARDS

    The Venice Classics Jury, chaired by Giuseppe Piccioni composed of 26 students of Cinema History, chosen in particular from the professors of 12 Italian Dams university programmes and from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, has decided to award:

     

    the VENICE CLASSICS AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA to:

    THE PRINCE AND THE DYBBUK

    by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski (Poland, Germany)

     

    the VENICE CLASSICS AWARD FOR BEST RESTORED FILM to:

    IDI I SMOTRI (COME AND SEE)

    by Elem Klimov (USSR, 1985)

     

     

    GOLDEN LION FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2017 to:

    Jane Fonda

    Robert Redford

     

     

    JAEGER-LECOULTRE GLORY TO THE FILMMAKER AWARD 2017 to:

    Stephen Frears

     

    Venice Collateral Awards

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    Official sponsor of the Film Festival for over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre reaffirms its commitment to encouraging and celebrating filmmaking.


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    During the Official Awards Ceremony on the closing night of the festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented its iconic Reverso watch to the winners of the Best Film (Golden Lion) Award, 
    Best Actress and Best Actor (Coppa Volpi Award).

    These three personalised timepieces – adorned with a lacquered engraving depicting a lion, the symbol of Venice – are crafted in accordance with the finest traditions by the artisans of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

     

     The GOLDEN LION for Best Film : THE SHAPE OF WATER by Guillermo del Toro (USA)
    COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling in the film HANNAH by Andrea Pallaoro (Italy, Belgium, France).
    COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor: Kamel El Basha in the film THE INSULT by Ziad Doueiri (Lebanon, France)

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