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    This year the festival goes even deeper into the people, the stories, and the work of Arabs and Jews in Israel.

    OPENING NIGHT GALA

    IN BETWEEN

    Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud (2016, 103 min)

     

     

    c939c268-0c65-48cc-aabd-41ad4f17b833.jpgThree Palestinian women share an apartment in Tel Aviv--the stylish lawyer Laila, the more subdued lesbian Salma, and Nur, a student and Muslim. They seek ways to live in the space in between their desired modern lifestyles and pressures from their traditional communities.

     

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    SHORT FILMS: SESSION 1

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    Sat, Nov 4, 2 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    SHORT FILMS: SESSION 2

     

     

    d23ae3d9-304e-4522-a32b-72ac3d49252a.jpgANA MIN EL YAHUD 

    (Dir. Aharon Shem Tov/Niv Hachlili, 18 min)

    AT DAWN 

    (Dir. Omri Burstyn, 19 min) 

    DOMINO STREET 

    (Dir. Haim Barbi, 16 min) 

    SANTÉ 

    (Dir. Sabrine Khoury, 19 min) 

    Sat, Nov 4, 4 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    A LAND WITHOUT BORDERS

    Dir. Michael Alalu + Nir Baram (2017,  62 min)

     

     

    72678387-5fe3-450a-8579-d9b4cd7a0881.jpgAward-winning writer Nir Baram, son of a liberal politician, travels throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In his search for an answer to whether a two-state solution is viable, he finds surprising revelations that force him to challenge his entire belief system.

     

     

    Sat, Nov 4, 6:45 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    Sun, Nov 5, 4 pm @ NYU (53 Washington Square South)

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    THE PROMISED BAND

    Dir. Jen Heck (2016, 89 min)

     

     

    d829e533-0cad-498c-a571-d5d221129e49.jpgDespite having little musical talent, a group of Israeli and Palestinian women form a rock band as an excuse to meet and interact. The more time the women spend together, the more they begin to realize they're not so different.

     

     

    Sat, Nov 4, 8:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    THE FIELD

    Dir. Mordechai Vardi (2017, 72 min)

     

     

    0a2207e9-2d0e-4a23-8bb4-9f8eeb1f3a95.jpgGush Etzion Junction, a commercial intersection, lies midway between Jerusalem and Hebron and is the entrance to one of the largest settlement blocks in the West Bank. In 2014, Ali Abu Awwad built a shack on a plot of land owned by his family near the junction to create a Palestinian Center for Nonviolence. 

    Sun, Nov 5, 2 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    YOUR HONOR

    Dir. Ron Ninio (2017, 96 min, 3 episodes)

     

     

    663f8bf1-3212-4703-bc41-e3d39feef13d.jpgThis hit Israeli TV series follows Micah Alkobi, who maintains a reputation as a fair and honorable judge throughout the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva, even among the Bedouin population, who believe they might get a fair shake in his courtroom. 

     

     

    Sun, Nov 5, 5 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    MUHI--GENERALLY TEMPORARY

    Dir. Rina Castelnouvo-Hollander + Tamir Elterman (2017, 87 min)

     

     

    b67600a8-f216-4927-9f87-90cf4986e144.jpgMuhi, a spirited Palestinian boy, has been living in an Israeli hospital with his grandfather for seven years. He is caught between two worlds, and cared for by the very government that keeps him separated from his mother and the rest of his family. 

     

     

    Mon, Nov 6, 6:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    PALESTINE.NET

    Dir. Anat Tel Mendelovich (2017, 50 min)

     

     

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    A new generation is using social media to reach beyond the physical barriers of the occupation. The film follows four Palestinians who utilize social media for both activist and aspirational purposes.

     

     

     

    Mon, Nov 6, 8:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    WAITING FOR GIRAFFES

    Dir. Marco de Stefanis (2016, 84 min)

     

     

    39a3e233-4da0-4c09-b8a3-098c07857a76.jpgFinancial and social realities challenge the only Palestinian zoo's very existence. Determined to revitalize the zoo, Dr. Sami ignores political obstacles and collaborates with nearby Israeli zoos to provide his people with the only zoo they may ever know.

     

     

    Tue, Nov 7, 6:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    DESERT WOUNDS

    Dir. Nili Dotan (2016, 58 min)

     

     

    1b7318a1-3298-4d92-aa8b-b9b4b2df4b19.jpgFleeing war, dictatorship, and religious persecution, a group of Christian women from Sudan and Eritrea seek asylum in Israel. They attempt to build new lives for themselves and their families, unsure if or when their journey will ever end.

     

    Tue, Nov 7, 7 pm @ JCC Harlem (318 West 118th St)

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    DEATH IN THE TERMINAL

    Dir. Tali Shemesh + Asaf Sudry (2016, 52 min)

     

     

    cad45721-1b85-4c78-b949-b8d4b3b07e45.jpgHorror and chaos erupted at a bus terminal in Be'er Sheva on October 18, 2015. A man shot into the crowd at a bus terminal, and an Eritrean refugee seeking asylum was mistaken for the shooter.

     

     

     

    Tue, Nov 7, 8:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    BORN IN DEIR YASSIN

    Dir. Neta Shoshani (2016, 63 min)

     

     

    c82bede1-9f6f-4e47-99be-5974da33cf35.jpgSoon after the village of Deir Yassin was conquered in the 1948 War, the Israeli government established a mental hospital there. The filmmaker unveils the secrets of a patient, as well as those of Israel's founding fathers.

     

     

    Wed, Nov 8, 6:30 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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    CLOSING NIGHT

    HOLY AIR

    Dir. Shady Srour (2017, 81 min)

     

     

    d2a92f9c-749d-42c5-ac91-5deae0c03bb9.jpgAdam can't catch a break and suffers from a series of unsuccessful business decisions--until he embarks on his riskiest venture yet: bottling "holy air" to sell to tourists.

     

    Followed by dessert reception with the filmmaker and special guests.

    Thu, Nov 9, 7 pm @ JCC Manhattan

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  • 10/09/17--10:44: Izmir Short Fest lineup
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    18TH IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED

    18th International Izmir Short Film Film Festival will run from 7 to 12th of November and the films to compete for the Golden Cat Awards have been announced.

    Over 400 films are going to be screened at this year’s festival and all the screenings are going to be free for the moviegoers. Festival is kindly supported by the Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Izmir General Directorate of Cinema, Buca, Konak, Bornova and Karşıyaka Municipalities and French Cultural Center.

    There was an incredible interest in festival this year. More than 1,500 films from 72 different countries have submitted their works for the Golden Cat Awards in the categories of animation, documentary, experimental and fiction, both nationally and internationally. Each of the films was meticulously evaluated individually by the festival committee and the films to be screened are now selected. Main screenings are going to be at the Institut Français, Izmir Art in Culture Park, Buca Municipality Tarik Akan Youth Center and at the participating universities’ halls for the students to have a better access to festival.

    The full lists of the selected films are:

    BEST FICTION NOMINEES - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

     

    Iron Story, Director Zlatko Kalenikov (16min, Macedonia)

    Animal, Director Bahram Ark, Bahman Ark (15min, Iran)

    Sparta, Director Noëmie Nicolas (26min, Belgium)

    I’ve Got You, Director Sebastian Drozak (15min, Poland)

    Up and Arise, Director Raanan Berger (21min, Israel)

    Mum, I’m Back, Director Dimitris Katsimiris (5min, Greece)

    8 Minutes, Director Giorgi Gogichaishvili, Davit Abramishvili (13min, Georgia)

    The Gift, Director Bolsunbek Taalaibek uulu (17min, Kyrgyzstan)

    Dispirited, Director Alaleh Izadi (17min, Iran)

    Limbo, Director Konstantina Kotzamani (29min, France)

     

    BEST FICTION NOMINEES - NATIONAL COMPETITION

     

    Beyoglu Cinema / Beyoğlu Sineması, Director Ömer Ferhat Özmen (15min)

    Ground Level / Kot Farkı, Director Ayris Alptekin (11min)

    Prettiest of All Possible Lives / Mümkün Hayatların En Güzeli, Director Derin Biricik (17min)

    Old Man in the Woods / Ormandaki İhtiyar, Director Kardelen Eren (15min)

    Dilemma of Who to Love / Kimi Sevsem Çıkmazı, Director Alper Tunel (17min)

    Wire / Tel, Director Berkay Hasbay (15min)

    The Trap / Kapan, Director Korhan Günay (8min)

    The Nested Game / Oyun İçinde Oyun, Director Suat Eroğlu (16min)

    Toprak / Toprak, Director Onur Yağız (11min)

    Return From the Hunt / Av Dönüşü, Director Recep Çavdar (12min)

    Story of a Job Interview / Bir İş Görüşmesi, Director Alkım Özmen (15min)

    Learning How to Swim / Yüzme Öğreniyorum, Director Serpil Altın (12min)

     

    BEST ANIMATION NOMINEES – NATIONAL COMPETITION

     

    Playing House /Evcilik, Director Cenk Köksal, Özgül Gürbüz (3min)

    Cleaver / Satır, Director Mehmet Çengelci (7min)

    The Station/ İstasyon, Director Serdar Çotuk (5min)

    The Valley / Vadi, Director Can Erkan, Salih Toprak (10min)

    Watching the Karakoy / Karaköy’ü İzlemek, Director Ali Özgür Güner (3min)

     

    BEST DOCUMENTARY NOMINEES – NATIONAL COMPETITION

     

    A Day of a Ballerina / Balerinin Bir Günü, Director Özgü Özbudak (14min)

    Actor / Aktör, Director Çağatay Çelikbaş (30min)

    228, Director Deniz Şengül, Mazhar Yıldız (21min)

    Path of Tears / Gözyaşı Yolu, Engin Türkyılmaz (30min)

    Away From Her / Uzaktaki Kadın, Özgür Demirci (14min)

    Alternative / Başka, Director Nesime Karateke (22min)

     

    BEST EXPERIMENTAL NOMINEES – NATIONAL COMPETITION

     

    C.O.D., Director Onur Doğan (4min)

    Kid’s Room / Çocuk Odası, Director Metin İlknur (4min)

    Fifty Six / Elli Altı, Director Dilara Şahin (8min)

    Dwell / Varoluş, Director Barış Fert, Hikmet Güler (6min)

    Bondage / Bağımlılık, Director Nazım Güveloğlu (4min)

     


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    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), which returns for a 20th year this November 9 to 19, is pleased to announce the opening and closing films for this anniversary edition. 24 Davids, an essay by Céline Baril filmed on three continents, will have its world premiere on Thursday, November 9. To close this major documentary festival, Nothingwood by Sonia Kronlund, an unforgettable portrait of Afghanistan’s king of Z-movies, will be shown on November 18. Two bold films directed by women filmmakers.

     

    Opening film – 24 DAVIDS

     

    A thinking person’s road movie, 24 Davids travels to three continents for a 24 inspiring encounters. The people we meet seem very different from one another, except that they’re all named David. And they are also given to deep thinking about major issues facing the world, and a desire to work for change.

     

    For more than two decades, Céline Baril has been one of the most original voices in Quebec’s film industry. Working against the grain of formulaic movies, her approach is grounded in boundless curiosity and an artist’s focused eye. The cinematic essay is her favoured medium. Since Barcelone (1989), she has travelled the world and met members of many different cultures in her quest to create a humane, critical portrait of the world today.

     

    The world premiere of 24 Davids will be presented in the Alumni Auditorium (H-110) at Concordia University on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. (by invitation only), with the filmmaker in attendance. There will be a public screening during the festival’s first weekend.

     

    24 Davids is produced by Colette Loumède at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Its theatrical release is slated for February 2, 2018.

     

    Closing film – NOTHINGWOOD

     

    Screened at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes this year, Nothingwood is the first film by French journalist Sonia Kronlund. The film is a feisty, fascinating portrait of Salim Shaheen, a larger-than-life figure with a consuming passion for the movies who has become the uncontested king of Afghanistan’s micro-budget Z-movie scene. Making more than 10 films a year, he pushes back against everyday horrors with popular flicks. Kronlund captures him with an apt blend of fascination and critical distance, profiling the personality of a self-taught artist and entrepreneur who has a talent for telling tall tales that bring people together. A journey to the intersection of movies and reality.

     

    The North American premiere of Nothingwood will close the festival, with director Sonia Kronlund in attendance, on Saturday, November 18 at 7 p.m. (in the original English, French, Pashto and Dari, with French subtitles), in the Alumni Auditorium at Concordia University (H-110). Tickets for the closing night screening will go on sale on October 18 at noon.

     

    Presented in collaboration with the Service de coopération et d’action culturelle of the Consul General of France in Quebec, the department of art history and film studies at the Université de Montréal, the Observatoire du cinéma au Québec, UniFrance and FUNFILM. There will be a second screening of Nothingwood on Sunday, November 19.

     

    Distributed by FUNFILM. The film’s theatrical release is scheduled for Winter 2018.

     

     

    Thanks to the RIDM’s loyal partners

     

    The RIDM acknowledges the support of its institutional, primary and associate partners, who have helped make this year’s 20th edition a memorable one. Thanks to the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, SODEC, the Secrétariat de la région métropolitaine, Telefilm Canada, the Ville de Montréal, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Bell Media, the CSN, Canal D, the Canada Media Fund, FACTOR, Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, Planète+, TV5, Tourisme Montréal, Cineplex, Cinéma du Parc, Concordia University, The Université du Québec à Montréal and the Cinémathèque québécoise.

     

    Quebec’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries, the Montreal International Documentary Festival presents the best reality-based films, including the works of established directors and new talents.

     

    The 20th annual RIDM will take place from November 9 to 19, 2017.

    Information :www.ridm.ca / info@ridm.ca

     

     


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    Summer Hill Entertainment (formerly TomCat Films) is now setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 1st to 8th. Our suite number will be 327B. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327. 
     

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    Over 700 guests expected at Industry@Tallinn 27 November until 1 December, 2017

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      Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is the pro platform of Black Nights Film Festival and Baltic Event teams that offers one of the fastest growing audiovisual industry meetings in Northern Europe with more than 700 attending guests in 2016. Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event take place on 27 November until 1 December, 2017. Details available on: industrytallinn.com   This year, the Industry has launched a series of new events in connection with creative industrie...

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    The Academy will present its 3rd annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 14

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    The Academy will present its 3rd annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 14, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The day-long event will provide high school and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry, as well as hear from Academy members, Oscar-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals about the skills, education and hard work required to achieve success. The summit includes six panel discussions that...
     

    ECU Spotlight on Elisabeth Moss

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    “Acting is not stupid, but it’s a very strange profession, honestly,” confessed Elisabeth Moss more than three years ago, when the last season of Mad Men was about to air. “My job is to get up, and get dressed in someone else’s clothes, and go and pretend that I’m someone else. Who does that?” It’s a funny observation, but if anything is certain, it’s that Moss is better at it than almost anyone. She’s a master of “pre...
     

    Santa Fe will present a Tribute to Wes Studi

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    Iconic actor Wes Studi will be honored Sunday October 22nd at Violet Crown, followed by the New Mexican premiere of Hostiles directed by Scott Cooper starring Wes Studi, Christian Bale, and Rosamund Pike. Hostiles, shot in New Mexico takes place in 1892, legendary Army captain Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale) undertakes one final mission before retirement: escort Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) – a dying Cheyenne war chief – and his family back to sacred tribal lands. After 20 years of...
     

    Rosanna Arquette to receive Indie Star Award at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland

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    Rosanna Arquette will be the special guest at the upcoming 8th edition of the American Film Festival. A Golden Globe and Emmy nominee, this BAFTA awarded American film star is coming to Wroclaw to receive the Indie Star Award on October 24th at the Festival opening gala.    Rosanna Arquette was born to a family with seve...
     

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    A record: 92 countries are competing for The Foreign Language Film category

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    A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®.  Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants. The 2017 submissions are: Afghanistan, “A Letter to the President,” Roya Sadat, director; Albania, “Daybreak,” Gentian Koçi, director; Algeria, “Road to Istanbul,” Rachid Bouchareb, director; Ar...
     

    The Winners of the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition

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    Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 2, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the fifth consecutive year, an ensemble of actors will be reading selected scenes fro...
     
     

    The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards® competition.

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    ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS®      This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis. The winners are (...
     

    Innsbruck Nature Film Festival Winners

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    JURY STATEMENTS DOCUMENTARIES NATURE WINNER: DUSK CHORUS What an experience! Not only is this a well-presented long-term and ambitious project, it is also the perfect interplay of cinematography, story-line and sound. The film makes it possible to become fully immersed in an extraordinary acoustic and visual experience.  This an excellent piece of work that expands our understanding and explores environmental problems in a completely new light. The jury members would like to complime...
     

    Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival announces it's awards

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    Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival announces the highly anticipated juried and audience award-winning films for work screened at the 35th annual festival, September 21-28 2017. The complete list of award-winning films follows: Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature: Cat Skin (dir. Daniel Grasskamp) Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature: Woman on Fire (dir. Julie Sokolow) Jury Award for Best Narrative Short: Dusk (dir. Jake Graf) Jury Award fo...
     

    Adelaide Film Festival full list of winners announced

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    ADL FILM FEST AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED     HOT OFF THE PRESS - International Juries of ADL Film Fest have declared feature fiction I Am Not A Witch and documentary Taste of Cement prestigious prize winners for 2017, joining the previously announced winner of the inaugural AFTRS International VR Award, Nothing Happens. The 2017 ADL Film Fest International Feature Awa...
     
     

    I am not a witch and Taste of cement win major awards at Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest)

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    The International Juries of the Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) today announced I Am Not A Witch (France, United Kingdom) and documentary Taste of Cement (Germany, Syria Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates), as major competition prize winners for 2017, joining the previously announced winner of the inaugural AFTRS International VR Award, Michelle and Uri Kranot’s Nothing Happens (Denmark, France).   I Am Not A Witch, the exciting feature debut of Zambia-born Welsh director...
     

    Shriekfest Announces its 2017 WINNERS!

     
    Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competiton was a huge success! Denise Gossett, festival director, once again hosted Shriekfest Oct 5-8th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Shriekfest screened 48 films and had 40 screenplay finalists. Gossett says "I'm so very proud of all of these talented people.  It is an honor to know them."  "Gnaw" directed by Haylar Garcia took the Grand Jury prize for Best Horror Feature Film,&nbs...
     

    Reykjavík International Film Festival finished last night Awarding the Golden Puffin to THE RIDER

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    The film The Rider (USA) directed by Chloé Zhao took home the main award, the Golden Puffin.   Below you can see the winning films of the festival, as well as some good moments caught on camera.     ...
     

    Mountainfilm 2017 Commitment Grant Winners Announced

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    NYC Independent Film Festival 2018

    May 7 - May 13, 2018

    November 30, 2017 Regular Deadline I  December 31, 2017  Late Deadline I January 31, 2018 Extended Deadline I

    NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYC Indie film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

    The festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

    NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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    Sonoma International FilmFestival 

    March 21 – 25, 2018

    December 15, 2017 Regular Deadline I January 2, 2018 Late Deadline I January 29, 2018 Extended Deadline I

    Submissions for 2018 Sonoma International FilmFestival (March 21-25, 2018) open on August 1, 2017.

    Acceptances will be sent out by email in early February, 2018.  Please do not contact office before that date.

    Thank you to all of our filmmakers for submitting your creative work to us. We had an unprecedented number of great films in 2017 and look forward to seeing all the submissions for the upcoming 21st SIFF.

    Sonoma International Film Festival endeavors to celebrate the best in independent and international features, documentaries, and short films.  In Sonoma, it is all about the filmmakers.

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    Winter Film Awards in NY

    February 22 - March 3

    Regular Deadline-Oct 25, Late Deadline-Nov 15.

     

    Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway!

    Over $100,000 in Cash, Prizes & Distribution Opportunities!

    We seek creative fresh voices from emerging filmmakers worldwide in all genres and lengths – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos.

    WINTER FILM AWARDS IS NEW YORK CITY. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Join us for our 7th Annual Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 22 – Mar 3 2018 for live screenings, cool discussion panels and awesome fun parties. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for details. SUBMIT

    Submit your work via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA and use discount code WFA18FILMFESTCOM25 to take 25% off your submission fee!

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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

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    EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30TH, 2017!  

    Fantasporto’2018 | Oporto International Film Festival announces our Call for Film Entries for the 38th annual festival, running February 20th till March 4th.

    This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts in the Fantasy competition. The Director’s Week is for features only, in all genres except fantasy.

    Deadlines for Entries for 2018 edition are October 30th (Early Call) and December 5th (Final Call).

    Films can be submitted now using the film submission website www.fantasporto.com

    Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 20,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

    Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

    Check the  Regulations on the site www.fantasporto.com.

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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

    "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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    2017 Innsbruck Nature Film Festival Highlights

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    2017 INFF - Festival Welcome to the 16th edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, which takes place from October 10 to 13 in Leokino: 46 films on nature, environment and sustainability; numerous side events; the possibility of exchange between filmmakers and the audience (Christian Berger and numerous other nominated directors are present); education and information. We wish you impressive experiences and inspiring encounters during this year's INFF:...
     
     

    BIFED2017 Catalogue

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    # BIFED2017 is coming soon! The meeting point for filmmakers, film lovers, and environmentalists each year, BIFED will host films, among others, from China, Taiwan, Austria, Croatia, Australia, and Chile this year. A total of 330 films have applied to the festival from 70 countries. And 20 films will compete in the International Competition section, and 8 films will compete for Gaia Student Award. 30 films will meet with the audience in the Panorama section of the festiv...
     

    Watch the 2017 Adventure Film Festival Official Trailer!

     
    The premiere of the 13th annual Adventure Film Festival & Street Fair at the Boulder Theater is one week away. We are proud present this year's official trailer!  Watch it  here Check out the Festival Program with the film lineup, Street Fair highlights, special events, live music, gourmet food, enlightening workshops, inspiring speakers, interactive art, and much more.    Tickets are available at the Boulder Theater  ...
     
     
     

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    ANIMATION CALLING

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    Fontevraud international residency program Calling for applications

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    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / APPEL A CANDIDATURE Fontevraud international residency program      © David Darrault ... 
     

    MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 EARLY BIRD until October 14!

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    MIAFF is bursting into its 5th edition and will be a spectacular 5th year birthday party! Call for entries are now open so take advantage of early bird rates until October 14 For festival strategy and consultation contact Animation Calling today! With hundreds of submissions from all over the world MIAFF 5 will be screening your film alongside  an ANIMAZING party to boot!         ... 
     

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    HORROR CALLING

    Beware of vengeful women! Asian Horror Night is back – and it is to die for

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    Photo:The Promise Like every year, a few weeks before Five Flavours festival begins, we meet for a terrifying horror films marathon. This year, the land of Asian terror will be ruled by horrifying heroines – struggling with insanity, craving revenge, coming back from the underworld to harass their startled relatives. The program of Asian Horror Night includes three chilling titles from directors well-known to Five Flavours audiences – a classic by the unpredictable Shinya Tsuk...

     

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    DOC FESTS CALLING

    SOUFRA executive produced by Susan Sarandon, will have its North American Premiere at the DOC NYC Film Festival

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SUSAN SARANDON AND DIRECTOR THOMAS MORGAN, REBELHOUSE GROUP, AND PILGRIM MEDIA ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY SOUFRA AT THE DOC NYC FESTIVAL THE FILM TELLS A WILDLY INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF THE  WORLD’S MOST UNLIKELY ENTREPRENEUR, MARIAN SHA’AR —A GENERATIONAL REFUGEE WHO LAUNCHED A CATERING COMPANY AND THE FIRST-EVER FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS FROM INSIDE A REFUGEE CAMP. U.S. SCREENINGS OF SOUFRA TO FOLLOW IN LOS ANGELES ST...
     

    The RIDM announces the opening and closing films for its 20th edition!

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    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), which returns for a 20th year this November 9 to 19, is pleased to announce the opening and closing films for this anniversary edition. 24 Davids, an essay by Céline Baril filmed on three continents, will have its world premiere on Thursday, November 9. To close this major documentary festival, Nothingwood by Sonia Kronlund, an unforgettable portrait of Afghanistan’s king of Z-movies, will be shown on November 18. Two bold film...
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    StarWars The Last Jedi New Trailer

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    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017   Watch the new trailer for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI that debuted tonight during ESPN's Monday Night Football telecast and the new poster from LucasFilm     Watch More Trailers from upcoming blockbuster movies ...
     

    The Avatar Sequels: The Next Generation Cast First Look (set for release: 12/18/2020)

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      The next generation cast of the AVATAR sequels at Disney’s new Pandora – The World of Avatar located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. L-R: Britain Dalton (Lo’ak of the Sully Family), Filip Geljo (Aonung of the Metkayina Clan), Jamie Flatters (Neteyam of the Sully Family), Bailey Bass (Tsireya of the Metkayina Clan), Trinity Bliss (Tuktirey of the Sully Family), Jack Champion (Javier “Spider&rdquo...
     
     
     

    The Florida Project to be screened at Stockholm International Film Festival

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    The heartwarming drama The Florida Project to be screened at Stockholm International Film Festival In The Florida Project Willem Dafoe delivers one of his most emotional performances yet. The movie is speculated to be nominated for an Academy Award and is featured in the category American Independents at the 28th edition of the Stockholm Film Festival. Stockholm International Film Festival proudly presents the heartwarming drama The Florida Project. The movie was one of the most highly b...
     

    Acclaimed God’s Own Country to be screened at the Stockholm International Film Festival

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    Director Francis Lee will be visiting Stockholm Film Festival with the intense drama God’s Own Country. The film has been awarded at the Berlin Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival among others. Critics have described it as a new Brokeback Mountain. Now the film is competing for the heaviest prize in the movie industry – The Bronze horse. The plot of God’s Own Country takes it’s start in the British countryside where we meet the ...
     

     

    "Human Flow" by Ai Weiwei

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    Controversial Chinese contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei, brings you on the struggling journey to the countries hardest hit by the global refugee and mass migration crisis around the world (Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Kenya, Greece, Italy, Germany, France, Bangladesh, Israel, Myanmar/Rohingya, and Mexico). The first scene of the film depicts dozens of migrants on a treacherous sea crossing in a ra...

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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.

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    LIVING AMONG US by Brian Metcalf  - Vampire Found Footage Thriller Ocober 2017 80 minutes

     

    A family of Vampires hire some filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results.  STARRING: John Heard (Home Alone), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You).

    Website I  Blog on filmfestivals.com I Teaser trailer I Screener I Youtube I Facebook I Twitter I Sales by Vision Films

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    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, A documentary presented by Jeff Bridges.
    USA October 2017 - 83 minutes

    ...more details Blog on filmfestivals.com

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    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.  

    USA 82 minutes I Supernatural Horror Thriller  I Sales by Vision Films I Festivals contact I Trailer I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Youtube I

     

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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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    Filmfestivals.com partners with the 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese

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    8th “BRIDGES” INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF PELOPONNESE 12-22 October 2017       The 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese is going to be held from the 12th until the 18th of October at the Cineplex Flisvos cinema in Corinth with the collaboration of the Centre of Culture, Sports and Environment, and from the 19th until the 22nd of October at the Theatre Trianon in Nafplio, with the collaboration of the municipality of Nafplio. Th...  

    Izmir Short Fest lineup

     
    18TH IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED 18th International Izmir Short Film Film Festival will run from 7 to 12th of November and the films to compete for the Golden Cat Awards have been announced. Over 400 films are going to be screened at this year’s festival and all the screenings are going to be free for the moviegoers. Festival is kindly supported by the Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Izmir General Directorate of Cine...
     
     

    The film lineup for the 11th annual Other Israel

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      This year the festival goes even deeper into the people, the stories, and the work of Arabs and Jews in Israel. OPENING NIGHT GALA IN BETWEEN Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud (2016, 103 min)     Three Palestinian women...
     
     

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    Last night, the Official Opening Ceremony of the 8th "Bridges" International Film Festival of Peloponnese was held  successful at the Cineplex Flisvos in Corinth.

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    The Corinthian Philarmonic Orchestra, with the conductor Galatia Moraetaki, performed a variety of film soundtracks and they were applauded by the audience. Following, the performance by Global Arts Studion - choreography by Sophia Glikofridi- which impressed the audience.

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    The music and dancing events signal the opening of the film festival and the Argentinian film "Paolina" by Santiago Mitre was the opening film, which had many positive reviews from the numerous viewers. The film from the competion section "Bach in Brazil" by the German director Ansgar Ahlers constituted the successful closing screening of the night.

     

    The Greek acclaimed director Costas Ferris was honoured by the representative of the Culture and Sports Center of the Municipality of Corinth, Giorgos Tzavaras. Greeting speeches were given by Petra Terzi -the Film Festival Director, by Socrates Lambropoulos -Director of Studies in Global Arts Studio- and by Kalliopi Kalkounou -Appointee Tourism Advisor of the Municipality of Nafplio.

     

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    Th efestival took place October 12-15

     

    *Diarra Kilpatrick Received BFF's 2017 Rising Star Award*

    Oscar-Winning and -Nominated Jury Included: 

    Caroline Waterlow (O.J.: Made in America)

    Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp)

    Sam Pollard (4 Little Girls)

     

    "The Bushwick Film Festival shines a light on indie filmmakers and diversity in the film industry."

    - NBC NEWS

     

    "The event brings together filmmakers, artists, and creative thinkers."

    - Fox News

     

    "Get to know NYC's next filmmaking generation at the Bushwick Film Festival."

    - Tribeca Film

     

    "An opportunity to see amazing films that you won't find in regular U.S. cinemas.

    They are true gems!"

    - Indiewire

     

    Brooklyn, NY - October 10, 2017 - The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) will kick off its 10th-anniversary festivities this week! The full program of screenings, panels, parties, and networking opportunities will take place from October 12 through October 15. BFF looks forward to supporting and sharing the stories of emerging filmmakers and inspiring the audiences who view their films. For a full schedule of events, see below or visit https://goo.gl/KJc9Fi.

     

    Surrounding this celebratory anniversary, BFF will be presenting the first ever Rising Star Award to BFF alum and actress/filmmaker Diarra Kilpatrick. The Rising Star Award was created to acknowledge Bushwick Film Festival alumni who have broken new ground in the film industry and are achieving notable levels of success. It's a testament to the recipient's hard work and to the festival's continued commitment to give incredibly talented filmmakers and creators a spotlight. The festival will be screening Kilpatrick's newest series American Kokoat 6pm on Saturday, October 14 at Syndicated, followed by a Q&A with Kilpatrick. American Koko was produced by Viola Davis and distributed by ABC. Currently, Kilpatrick is working on a new series for Amazon called The Climb. To purchase tickets for the screening, please visit http://bit.ly/2yr3mSW.

     

    BFF kicks off its 10th anniversary on Thursday, October 12 with a red carpet reception at House of Yes. Opening night will feature the world premiere of In Case of Emergency, directed by Stefanie Sparks. The festivities will continue throughout the weekend, with events ranging from feature screenings and short screenings, to networking parties and panels. The festival encourages filmmakers, industry professionals, and audiences to engage each other in an eclectic and open-minded atmosphere while forming new alliances and sharing a common passion for independent film.  For tickets and passes, please visit www.bushwickfilmfestival.com.

     

    BFF is thrilled to announce the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-winning and -nominated filmmakers who will comprise its jury:

     

    DOCUMENTARY JURY

     

    Caroline Waterlow

    Oscar Winner, 'O.J.: Made in America'// Producer

     

    Sam Pollard

    Oscar Nominee, '4 Little Girls' // Director, Producer, Editor

     

    Heidi Ewing

    Oscar Nominee, 'Jesus Camp' // Director // Co-Owner of Loki Films

     

    José Rodriguez

    Director of Documentary Programs, Tribeca Film Institute // Writer, Director

     

    NARRATIVE JURY

     

    Adam Kersh

    Marketing and Publicity Strategist and Co-Founder of Brigade

     

    Delena Turner

    Multi-Platform Producer and Content Creator, ESPN

     

    Molly O'Keefe

    Senior Director of Artists Programs, Tribeca Film Institute

     

    SHORT FILMS AND WEB SERIES

     

    Jacquelyn Lobel

    Emmy-Award Winning Producer & Director // Senior Producer, PopSugar

     

    A.V Rockwell

    Award-Winning Screenwriter and Director

     

    Elizabeth J. Theis

    Post-Production Coordinator, Viceland

     

    Chung Tsang

    Festival Director, KAFFNY Infinite Cinema

     

    Kristian Mercado

    Award-Winning Artist & Filmmaker

     

     

    In 2016, BFF welcomed a record 2,700 excited guests to the festival to enjoy indie cinema, share ideas, and connect with diverse groups of people. The festival is looking forward to welcoming even more people this year and celebrating its 10th Anniversary from October 12-15.

     

    Sponsors for BFF 2017 include: 100 Bogart, Chemistry Creative, MCCG, Node, City Fresh Market, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Cutty Sark Whisky, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Braven Brewing Company, The Rookery, Montana's Trail House, Lot 45, Terra Firma, Bushwick Daily, Radio Free Brooklyn, Explore Brooklyn, Backstage, QNS, Times News Weekly, Brokelyn, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Print Out, Syndicated Movie Theater, LightSpace Studios, Fine & Raw Chocolate, Zico, Brooklyn Oenology, and McCarren Hotel & Pool!

     

    For more information, please visit www.bushwickfilmfestival.com

     

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    BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL: FULL SCHEDULE

     

    Thursday, October 12

    10th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Opening Night

    TIME: 6:30pm

    VENUE: House Of Yes

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2harzZE

     

    Friday, October 13

    SCREENING: Nana | Serena Dykman

    TIME: 3pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2ycE22q

     

    SCREENING: Tormenting The Hen | Theodore Collatos

    TIME: 5:30pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fhSQZT

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: Alternative Horror #1 | Luke Williams, Ian Hurdle, Justin Gilman, Robin Comisar, Wynter Rhys, Justin Ulloa, Jamie Dwyer, Gil Choi, Zach Fleming, Angelita Mendoza

    TIME: 6pm

    VENUE: Lot 45

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2xvHjgc

     

    SCREENING: Medal of Victory | Joshua Moise

    TIME: 7:45pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2hhht5M

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: Alternative Horror #2| Adam R. Brown, Kyle l. Kelley, Michael Jackson, Nicholas Payne Santos, Ryan McGlade, Eileen O'Meara, Raquel Cedar, Syni Pappa

    TIME: 8pm

    VENUE: Lot 45

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2xdTbDT

     

    NETWORKING: Industry Happy Hour

    TIME: 8pm

    VENUE: The Rookery

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fAPLkh

     

    PARTY: TAKEOVER Ladies Nite w/ DJ Scratch Nice.

    TIME: 10pm

    VENUE: Lot 45

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2f8GxeC

     

    SCREENING: Land Of The Little People | Yaniv Berman

    TIME: 10:15pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2wGafOo

     

    Saturday, October 14

     

    SCREENING Short Films: Midnight Alternative Horror | Donaldo Prescod, Adam R. Brown & Kyle l. Kelley, Robin Comisar, Ryan McGlade, Wynter Rhys, Justin Ulloa & Jamie Dwyer

    TIME: 12:15am

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fWPlEA

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: Documentaries | Aline Pimentel, Sasha Pezenik, Patrick G. Lee, Marco Alessi, Jackson Devereux, Jon Bunning

    TIME: 12pm

    VENUE: LightSpace

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2xdQ7Y1

     

    PANEL: Branded Content | Clare Stein, Melanie Deziel, Cameron Farrelly, Sammi Mendenhall; Moderator: Natan Edelsburg

    TIME: 12pm

    Venue: Chemistry Creative

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2f9t9qF

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: The Coming of Age Mixtape | Kevin Rios, Lin Wang, Patrick Letterii, Emily McNeill, Travis Wood, Brandon Bloch, Tim Sessler, Brandon Bray, Dylan and Dakota Pailes-Friedman, Giulia Jiménez Tani, Fatema Abdoolcarim, Raquel Salazar

    TIME: 1pm

    VENUE: Lot 45

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2w6ASfU

     

    SCREENING: PEDALÓ  | Juan Palacios

    TIME: 1:30pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2xQqiye

     

    PANEL: Industry Talk | Caroline Waterlow, Heidi Ewing, Diarra Kilpatrick, Kuye Youngblood; Moderator: Kweighbaye Kotee

    TIME: 1:30pm

    Venue: Chemistry Creative

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2jJXLDY

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: The Rebels | Mtume Gant, Tess Harrison, Nicholas Payne Santos, Jenny Groza,Stefon Bristol, Sarah Sitzler

    TIME: 2:30pm

    VENUE: LightSpace

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2xcmUwO

     

    PANEL: | Arturo Castro, Tamara P. Carter, Miles Orion Feldsott, Will Rowbotham; Moderator: Ramfis Myrthil

    TIME: 3pm

    Venue: Chemistry Creative

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2kAaVUS

     

    SCREENING: Who Is Earl Okin? | Joe Snelling

    TIME: 3:30pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2ycDiKK

     

    PANEL: Tribeca Film Institute: From Prison to Film Set, A Conversation/Works-in-Progress Screening | Moderator: Vee Bravo

    TIME: 4:30pm

    Venue: Chemistry Creative

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2y4fa00

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: Westerns, Space Odysseys, Social Thrillers, etc. | Tamara P. Carter, Donaldo Prescod, Tom Teller, Joey Grossfield, Nathan Campbell, Alec Cummings, Samantha Smith, Lana Boy

    TIME: 4:45pm

    VENUE: LightSpace

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fzGuZF

     

    NETWORKING: Filmmaker Happy Hour

    TIME: 5:30pm

    VENUE: Terra Firma

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2kzRUSq

     

    SCREENING: Web Series: American Koko | Diarra Kilpatrick

    TIME: 6pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2yr3mSW

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: Bushwick & Chill | Anne Hu, Nancy Asiamah-Yeboah, Noah LePage, Maria Bunai, Erica Eng, Darin Quan, Alice Gruia, Thanos Topouzis, Paula Hämäläinen

    TIME: 7:30pm

    VENUE: LightSpace

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fzXgrK

     

    SCREENING: Nowhere, Michigan | Robert Vornkahl

    TIME: 8pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2yqYBsX

     

    SCREENING: Web Series / New Media | Misha Calvert, Tim Manley, Naje Lataillade, Sonja O'Hara, Jaspal Binning, Chris Raddatz, Charlie Hoxie, Catherine Fordham, Liliana Tandon, James Boo

    TIME: 9:308pm

    Venue: Chemistry Creative

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2ydOCWK

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: Arthouse | Shayna Connelly, Haya Alghanim, Michael Litwak, Connor Burns, Dan Simolke, Raissa Contreras, D. Schmüdde, William D. Caballero, Ian Forster, Joseph Sulsenti, Amirhossein Kotobzadeh

    TIME: 10pm

    VENUE: LightSpace

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2w88lXc

     

    PARTY: Industry Happy Hour

    TIME: 10pm

    VENUE:  Cape House

    INFO:  http://bit.ly/2y7C6cB

     

    SCREENING: Pretty Far From Okay | Helena Hufnagel

    TIME: 10:30pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fjzW4J

     

    Sunday, October 15

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: Film as Critique / America | Michael Marantz, Katori Hall, Tyler Rabinowitz, Denzel Boyd, Joseph Webb, Erika Street Hopman, Anaiis Cisco, Shaka King, Alexandra Moye, Juan Carlos A. Sánchez Sosa

    TIME: 12pm

    VENUE: LightSpace

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2w7GExW

     

    SCREENING: We Are Mary | Julie Wiles

    TIME: 12pm

    Venue: Chemistry Creative

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fzVQ0e

     

    SCREENING: The Valley | Saila Kariat

    TIME: 1pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2xdYKC6

     

    SCREENING: Tribal Justice | Anne Makepeace

    TIME: 2:15pm

    Venue: Chemistry Creative

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fiVyht

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: This Woman's Work | Laura Moss, Kenrick Prince, Gabriella Moses, Megan Brotherton, Karishma Dev Dube, Robin Cloud, McGhee Monteith

    TIME: 2:30pm

    VENUE: LightSpace

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2wGLfGw

     

    SCREENING: Sea to Shining Sea | Maximón Monihan

    TIME: 3:15pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2hfYVq7

     

    SCREENING: Double Screening: 'Iman'& 'Syskon'  | Mia Bittar, Aurora Alänge

    TIME: 4:45pm

    Venue: Chemistry Creative

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2xnhTAY

     

    SCREENING: Short Films: Funny People | Chris McKee, Cullan Bruce, Todd Selby, Becca Roth, Laura Goehrke, Michael Goldburg, Kevin D'Angelo, Willy Berliner, Gregory Brecher

    TIME: 5pm

    VENUE: LightSpace

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2hhR1MV

     

    PARTY: Pre-Awards Reception

    TIME: 4pm

    VENUE: Montana's Trail House

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fblh88

     

    SCREENING: Coach Jake | Ian Phillips

    TIME: 5:30pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2fjdN6J

     

    PARTY: Awards Ceremony

    TIME: 7pm

    VENUE: Syndicated

    INFO: http://bit.ly/2xwAmez

     

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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BushwickFilmFestival

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BushwickFilm

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bushwickfilmfest

     

    About Founder, CEO Kweighbaye Kotee

    Kweighbaye Kotee is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, writer and TV host. Over the past 10 years, she has developed creative ways to use the power of media, culture and arts to bridge communities. In 2007, she founded The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF). The Festival celebrates independent film, provides chances for diverse filmmakers to exhibit their work and creates spaces where audiences can gather and enjoy independent cinema. In 2015, Kotee founded Media Culture & Communications Group (MCCG). MCCG works in tandem with companies and rapidly changing neighborhoods to help open lines of communication and create opportunities that support artistic sustainability and preserve long-standing cultural landscapes in various ways. Dedicated to her community and the arts, she is the Executive Director of two Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations and is a Bushwick Community Board member serving on the Arts & Culture and Land Use Committees.

     

    Born in Liberia, she and her family immigrated to the U.S. at the brink of the Liberian Civil war. Kotee attended public school in Newark, NJ where she was awarded a scholarship from the Wight Foundation to attend Blair Academy. She moved on to receive her B.S in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University. Currently, Kweighbaye lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  

     

    About the Bushwick Film Festival

    Founded in 2007, The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) is a leading independent film and media company in Brooklyn. A decade into its mission, BFF is hailed as one of Brooklyn's most influential cinematic events for its contribution to the borough's artistic, cultural, and economic growth. The festival attracts film and entertainment industry leaders at national and international levels and showcases films created by the best emerging independent filmmakers in Brooklyn, including the works of international filmmakers from over 30 different countries. In addition, BFF proudly shines a spotlight on diverse filmmakers. Its mission is to inspire filmmakers to harness the spirit of entrepreneurship, give them a platform to grow an audience, help strengthen their networks, increase their chances to connect with industry professionals, and present them opportunities to make a living doing what they love. Its mission to its audiences is to provide spaces where people from all backgrounds can gather and enjoy new and exciting niche films that are not typically made available and/or accessible to them, along with opportunities to attend educational and cultural events.

     

    The festival is looking forward to celebrating its 10th Anniversary from October 12-15. 

         

     


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    With its U18 Youth Film Competition, the 27th FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) explores the lives of young people in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.

     

    Nine feature- and medium-length films from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic will compete in the U18 Youth Film Competition of the 27th FFC (7 to 12 November 2017) for the prize for Best Youth Film endowed with EUR 3,000 bestowed by Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG (LEAG). As in previous years, the prize will be awarded by a tri-national jury of pupils from the 5th Lyceum Zielona Góra, the Gymnazium Teplice and, for the first time, the Humboldt-Gymnasium in Cottbus.

    “This year’s U18 Youth Film Competition is an inspiration with its enormous variety. It addresses big issues such as family, self-determination, digital worlds and, of course, the exciting adventure of love”, says U18 curator Jarek Godlewski. “The films are fast-paced, entertaining, artistic and at times a little thrilling – an enthralling programme for teenagers and young adults alike.”

     

    From junkie to iron man: the Polish director Łukasz Palkowski tells the true story of Jerzy Górski in BREAKING THE LIMITS. At a young age, Jerzy consumes hard drugs with his clique. When many of his friends die as a result of overdosing, he decides to fight against his addition by keenly pursuing athletic goals. A gripping biopic that recently won three awards at the renowned Polish film festival Gdynia.

    Another recent award winner is LOMO – THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS by Julia Langhof. Principal actor Jonas Dassler won the Götz George Award for Emerging Talents at First Steps. He plays Karl, who is fed up with satisfying the wishes of his ambitious parents and therefore regularly ‘feeds’ his blog by mercilessly posting his unfiltered experiences. A gripping drama that innovatively explores the world of digital natives in their search for meaning.

    MONTENEGRO by Petr Kubík likewise gathers pace by virtue of the internet: this is where the young Czechs Tomaš und Adam arrange to undertake an off-road Jeep tour through Montenegro with two young Serbian women. A charming road movie with strong cars, stunning landscapes, plenty of jealousy and the spirit of summer.

     

    The U18 Youth Film Competition is supported by Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG (LEAG) and the Brandenburg State Ministry of Science, Research and Culture (MWFK). “The FilmFestival Cottbus’s U18 Youth Film Competition and the tri-national student meeting add to exchange within the border triangle on a very special level”, says Dr Martina Münch from the MWFK. “The youths from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany meet in Cottbus on a cinematic and a personal level and in doing so discover connectedness, yet perhaps also differences in their lives, which in turn initiates dialogue. I am delighted that this competition forms part of the festival. Europe needs such formats that promote mutual understanding and the engagement with a wide range of different cultures. This is particularly important for our young generation, as it is they who will shape the vision of Europe.”

     

    Save the date – Press conferences
    The 27th FilmFestival Cottbus and the co-production market connecting cottbus (coco) extend their joint invitation to their press conferences on October 19thin Berlin (11 am, Federal Representation Offices of the Federal State of Brandenburg in Berlin, In den Ministergärten 3, 10117 Berlin) and Cottbus (4 pm, Galerie Fango, Amalienstr. 10, 03044 Cottbus), where media representatives will be given exclusive information about the feature film and short film competitions and the coco programme. In addition, curators of the sections will be present for background talks. Please register at: presse@filmfestival-cottbus.de

    Accreditation
    The reporting media can obtain accreditation free of charge and online as of now until 23 October: www.filmfestivalcottbus.de/en/service-en/accreditation.html

     

    List of titles U18 Youth Film Competition

     

    DER BESTE | BREAKING THE LIMITS

    ŁUKASZ PALKOWSKI, PL 2017, 103 MIN

     

    THE ERLPRINCE | THE ERLPRINCE

    KUBA CZEKAJ, PL 2016, 102 MIN

     

    DIE FAMILIE | UNDER THE FAMILY TREE

    CONSTANZE KNOCHE, DE/PL 2017, 93 MIN

     

    LOMO - THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS | LOMO - THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS

    JULIA LANGHOF, DE 2017, 101 MIN

     

    MONTENEGRO | MONTENEGRO

    PETR KUBÍK, CZ 2016, 83 MIN

     

    NINA | NINA

    JURAJ LEHOTSKÝ, SK/CZ 2017, 83 MIN

     

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    3 medium-length films, DE/PL/CZ 2016-2017, 93 MIN

     

    HIKIKOMORI - LEBEN DURCH DIE LINSE | HIKIKOMORI

    ARKADIJ KHAET, LEONARD OSTERMEIER, MICKEY PAATZSCH, DE 2017, 31 MIN

     

    HEISS UND KALT | HOT AND COLD

    MARTA PRUS, PL 2016, 36 MIN

     

    BO HAI | BO HAI

    DUŽAN DUONG, CZ 2017, 26 MIN

     


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    93% OF THESE FILMS WILL BE SHOWN

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MEXICO.

    Los Cabos International Film Festival is proud to announce its 14 films in competition 93% of them will have their premier during our Sixth Edition:  5 world premieres, 2 international premieres and 6 Mexican premieres.

     

    The Festival is known for having a young and independent talent curatorship in its Official Selection, and for creating spaces to promote their productions among leaders of the film industry. An international jury will be in charge of selecting the winners in our two competition programs: Competencia Los Cabos and México Primero in which a number of Mexican, American and Canadian productions and co-productions are competing.

     

     
     
     
     

     

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    Camino a Marte / Road to Mars (Mexico), Humberto Hinojosa

    World Premiere

     
     
     
     

     

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    La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes (The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches) (Canada-Québec), Simon Lavoie

    International Premiere

     
     
     
     

     

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    Luk’’Luk’l (Canada), Wayne Wapeemukwa

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    A Ghost Story (USA), David Lowery

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    Columbus (USA), Kogonada

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    Golden Exits (USA), Alex Ross Perry

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    Los días más oscuros de nosotras / The Darkest Days of Us (Mexico), Astrid Rondero

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    The films are competing for important prizes and awards for their directors and producers:

     

    - Competencia Los Cabos a cash prize of $300,000 MX

    - Cinemex Mexico Primero cash prize of $300,000 MX

    - Cinemex Audience Award for Best Mexican film a cash prize of $300,000 MX

    - FIPRESCI México Primero Award

     

    The Festival would like to thank the partners who join us in celebrating the great talent which converges in this cultural and cinematographic celebration. Year after year our bid and commitment to productions who display the very best of the region’s independent film to our audience and professional guests who come to Los Cabos, Mexico’s top destination, keeps growing.

     

    It has been six years of building long-term relationships and offering this trustworthy space to filmmakers from Mexico, USA, and Canada, whose powerful and refreshing artistic proposals fill the screens of our competitions.

     

    Our gratitude to all of them for choosing Los Cabos as the setting of their premieres, among which we have 5 world premieres, 2 international premieres, and 6 Mexican premieres.

     

    Likewise, Los Cabos International Film Festival proudly announces the addition to Gabriel Figueroa Film  in Development the film project Sleepwalk (Mexico), directed by Ricardo Silva, William el nuevo maestro judo (2016), Navajazo (2014) and produced by Paulina Valencia  and Ryan Zacarías.  

     

     

     

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    The 44th edition of Film Fest Gent has kicked off with the Belgian premiere of Philippe Van Leeuw’s award-winning drama ‘Insyriated’, attended by the director and actress Juliette Navis. During the opening night, a Joseph Plateau Honorary Award was also given to Pierre Drouot, the CEO of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF). Until 20 October, Film Fest Gent will showcase almost 120 features, docs and TV series and over twenty shorts.

    In light of the theme of the opening film – an intense drama about two Syrian families taking refuge for the war in their besieged flat – Film Fest Gent has joined forces with Cinemaximiliaan, a pop-up cinema for and with refugees in Belgium, making it possible for visitors of the festival to make a contribution during the opening night or when purchasing tickets during the festival.

    During the opening night, a Joseph Plateau Honorary Award honouring special contributions to the art of filmmaking, was given to Pierre Drouot, the current CEO of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF). Having headed the fund for over ten years and guiding a new generation of filmmakers, Drouot is to retire at the end of the year.

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    Over the next days, the festival is set to welcome a wide range of international film guests on the red carpet including Ruben Östlund, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris and Lynne Ramsay among others. In addition, Film Fest Gent remains a hot spot for Belgian filmmakers and is proud to present the world premiere of new work by Bert Scholiers, Kaat Beels & Nathalie Basteyns, Christina Vandekerckhove, Kristof Hoornaert and Sahim Omar Kalifa among others.

    Italian cinema is at the heart of the festival this year with two Italian films in competition, a special Focus on Italian Cinema illustrating its significant renaissance in recent years, a selection of the finest contemporary Italian shorts and a special Classics section full of political films by Italian top directors from the sixties and seventies.

    This year, Film Fest Gent also presents two unique trails that combine films with a similar theme. The Changemakers trail bundles films that call for action or try to make a change in the world, while Metamovies focuses on films about, or with a clear reference to the medium film itself.

    On 18 October, the World Soundtrack Awards are handed out in the presence of main guests Terence Blanchard, Joe Kraemer and David Shire. Also attending are such top-notch composers as Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Dave Porter and Dan Jones among others. Held on 19 October, the Symphonic Jazz in Film Concert celebrates the best jazz soundtracks of the past century, performed by Brussels Philharmonic and Brussels Jazz Orchestra.

    Finally, Film Fest Gent and Vooruit are joining forces again, focussing on the combination of images and music through live film scores, performances with projection, expanded cinema and everything in between.

    The 44th Film Fest Gent takes place from 10 till 20 October at Kinepolis Ghent, Studio Skoop, Sphinx Cinema, Vooruit, KASKcinema and Capitole Ghent. To check the full line-up, please visit www.filmfestival.be.

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    In special recognition of Finland's 100th birthday, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has created a special programme of 23 films celebrating Finnish cinematic history, which will be shown in a 48-hour-long marathon screening. 

    The unprecedented screening is set to take place between the 24th and 26th of November at the old cinematheque Kinomaja in Tallinn’s Old Town. The events programme will include a karaoke contest and a live peformance by the band Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat, who gained fame performing in Aki Kaurismäki’s The Man Without a Past. The screenings will be introduced by various Finnish filmmakers, including director Jörn Donner and actress Kati Outinen.
     
    The opening film will be Jörn Donner’s legendary documentary Fuck Off! Images of Finland (1971), a cross-section of Finnish society in 1970, where beauty and ugliness, sad and funny, gentle and obscene co-exist organically. The uncut version only received screening permission at the end of the 1980’s.
     
    The selected films have been made between the years 1938 and 2008, genres include drama, thriller, horror, erotic, crime and comedy, all of them having gained a cult status in Finland and most having never been shown in Estonia. All the movies will be screened from 35mm films.
     
    The programme has been curated by the reputable Sodankylä Midnight Sun Film Festival, that was founded and is artistically consulted by Aki and Mika Kaurismäki.
     
    “The selection represents the diverse mental landscape of Finland. We interpret the word ‘cult’ as broadly as possible, using it to name films that have aroused both admiration and indignation, and have lived longer than one generation. On top of that, this feast will be screened on celluloid, making it a rare one-time pleasure,” said Milja Mikkola, the festival director of Sodankylä festival.
     
    Black Nights’ sub-festival PÖFF Shorts will screen a selection of Aki Kaurismäki’s short films.

    The programme:
    Stolen Death (1938) - Nyrki Tapiovaara
    Cross of Love (1946) - Teuvo Tulio
    Louisa (1946), Valentin Vaala
    The White Reindeer (1952), Erik Blomberg
    Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961), Matti Kassila
    Skin, Skin (1966), Mikko Niskanen    
    Portraits of Women (1970), Jörn Donner
    The Count (1971), Peter von Bagh
    Fuck Off! - Images of Finland (1971), Jörn Donner
    Sensuela (1973), Teuvo Tulio
    The Year of the Hare (1977), Risto Jarva
    Life, Here I Come! (1980), Tapio Suominen
    The Worthless (1982), Mika Kaurismäki
    „Calamari Union” (1985), Aki Kaurismäki
    The Last Rat Skins (1985), Anssi Mänttäri
    The Moonlight Sonata (1988), Olli Soinio
    Dolly and Her Lover (1990), Matti Ijäs
    The Prodigal Son (1992), Veikko Aaltonen
    The Land of Happiness (1993), Markku Pölönen
    Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994), Aki Kaurismäki  
    The Collector (1997), Auli Mantila
    The Man Without a Past (2002), Aki Kaurismäki  
    Sauna (2008), AJ Annila

    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will take place between 17th November and the 3rd of December 2017.

     

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    Join us for a star-studded Awards Gala on Sunday, November 5 at Loews Hollywood Hotel
     to honor four incredible industry professionals who have endlessly contributed
    their enormous talents to drive the arts forward:

    • Terry George, who will receive the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award, 
    • Chris Cornell, who we will honor with the Lifetime Legacy Award,
    • Carl Weathers, who will be celebrated with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and
    • Alexander Dinelaris, who will receive the Career Achievement Award.

    Tickets are available here, and more information is available on our website.

     

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    Read this online Promote Film to Festivals I Email us I Advertize in our AFM Newsletters and eBlasts 

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    Filmfestivals.com Festival Directors wine tasting party at AFM

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    Bruno Chatelin and the Filmfestivals.com Team, Laurie Kirby and Stuart MacNaught from FestForums and Lise Romanoff VisionFilms CEO request the pleasure of your company at our AFM reception. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL FILMFESTIVALS.COM WINE TASTING PARTY FOR FESTIVAL DIRECTORS Register on eventbrite. (IF you are festival organizer)  !
     

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    Promote your line up to media, buyers and attendees.
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    Let us brainstorm this week.
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    Bruno Chatelin will be attending AFM Nov 1 - 5 and is happy to take a meeting  RSVP bruno@filmfestivals.com
     

    Summer Hill is getting Vicious at AFM!!!

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    Summer Hill Entertainment (formerly TomCat Films) is now setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 1st to 8th. Our suite number will be 327B. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327. 

    Summer Hill Entertainment offerings for AFM 2017

    All new releases are available worldwide - ask for screeners and find more detailed information of the films here below!   ...
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    Interview with AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf @ 2016 AFM

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    IFTA’s Executive Vice President and Managing Partner of the AFM since 1998, Jonathan Wolf deems the AFM as the global film world coming to its Hollywood Mecca. A graduate of the University of Southern California Business School, Wolf's extensive professional background, previous to his pivotal roles with IFTA and AFM, includes film distribution as well as finance as CFO of New World International in international operations. The AFM acts as a six month Fall bookend market to the Spri...
     

    ADAM FUSS A Landscape of Imagination the new film by Svetlana Cemin

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    An intimate portrait of the noted contemporary photographer, Adam Fuss, shot over a year in New York and Sussex, England. Our documentary delves into the artist’s creative process, and the life forces that inspire it. 53 minutes, USA  October 2017 Directed by Svetlana Cemin 
    Watch the trailer @ : Password: adamfuss (temp edit)

    Worldwide rights, all media, open. Attending AFM: 3-8th of November Email Svetlana Cemim to request a screener and a meeting at the Loews. 
     

    2 days left to update your data in Cinando

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    A to Z of AFM exhibitors

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    Full Moon Heads to the 2017 American Film Market!

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    Legendary horror and fantasy film studio will be a major presence at cinema trade show running November 1-8, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. Full Moon is excited to announce that legendary producer Charles Band and his iconic Full Moon Empire production and distribution label is headed to AFM 2017 to showcase our vast catalog of classic and contemporary horror, science fiction, erotica and fantasy feature films, as well as offer a preview of the many exciting movies to come in 2018...FULL RELEASE
     

    High Emotions Guaranteed With Our Selection of Screenings for AFM 2017!

    VISION FILMS will be located at the Las Flores Suite 8th floor

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    AFM Campus Shuttles, Parkings, Map & Flyover

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    Parking & Shuttles   See the AFM Campus Map. Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Civic Center Parking Structure and Lot 4 South to the Loews and Le Merigot hotels from 7:00am to 10:00pm beginning Tuesday, October 31. Parking: Due to extremely limited valet parking at the Loews and Le Merigot Hotels, the AFM encourages attendees to utilize the public parking options available throughout the city. There are over 6,200 parking sp...
     

    American Film Market Unveils ‘AFM Screenings On Demand’

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    American Film Market Launches ‘Writers Workshops’ Series For 2017

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    Arpa International Film Festival Awards Gala and Banquet...need a break from afm?

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    Join us for a star-studded Awards Gala on Sunday, November 5 at Loews Hollywood Hotel  to honor four incredible industry professionals who have endlessly contributed their enormous talents to drive the arts forward: Terry George, who will receive the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award,  Chris Cornell, who we will honor with the Lifetime Legacy Award, Carl Weathers, who will be celebrated with the Lifet...
     

    Devilworks at AFM17

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    Magnolia adds titles to AFM lineup

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          We are happy to announce a new documentary addition to our AFM lineup. Selected at TIFF, THE CHINA HUSTLE is an eye-opening and unsettling Wall Street thriller about sto...
     

    ITN Titles for AFM

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      ITN Distribution wants to meet with you at AFM to discuss our 2017 Line-Up that consists of Brand New Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Family, Comedy, Horror and Western features, as well as our catalogue/library titles.   AFM Office: Loews 705 Email: stuart@itndistribution.com Website: www.itnfilms.net       A CHRISTMAS STAR 82 min. Family. HD. Complete.  ...
     

    Animation Calling at AFM - festival strategy

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    Calling all animation projects for film festival strategy at AFM 2017. From Montreal to Moscow to New Delhi to Glasgow we are  programming animation for 2018. We can help your program your film and produce your special event. Please email laurie@animazefestival.com for an appointment in sunny California!   ...
     
     
     

    Blue Box International acquires rights to World War II action drama, The Bombing (Unbreakable Spirit) directed by Xiao Feng

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      Leading international sales agent Blue Box International has picked up worldwide rights to the anticipated World War II action drama, The Bombing (Unbreakable Spirit) directed by Xiao Feng (Hushed Roar). The film stars Bruce Willis and China’s biggest talent including Bingbing Fan (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3) and Nicholas Tse (The Stool Pigeon, Bodyguards and Assassins). The Chinese-backed production is produced by Mr. Yang Butang and Jimmy Jiang with Mel Gibson as art ...
     
     

    The Bac Films International line up for AFM

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    AFM LineUP @Devilworks

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    Finding Oscar screening in LA

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    The documentary film FINDING OSCAR - directed by Ryan Suffern, produced by Frank Marshall and executive produced by Steven Spielberg will screen this month in LA, followed by discussions with the director and Fredy Peccerelli. DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY RYAN SUFFERN PRODUCED BY FRANK MARSHALL EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG SCREENING #1  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 IDA DOCUMENTARY SCREENING SERIES SCREENING: 7:30 PM •  Q...
     

    Blue Fox Entertainment line up new films for afm

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      Loews Santa Monica Hotel - Suite 622. Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired domestic rights to the musical drama BECKS, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year and won the U.S. Fiction prize. A 2018 theatrical release is planned. Co-written, co-directed and produced by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell, the pic centers on a Brooklyn musician (Tony winner Lena Hall) who moves back in with her Midwestern mother (Christine Lahti) after a crushing breakup with her girlf...
     
     

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    Devilworks announce a title straight out of FrightFest, INCONTROL.

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    DEVILWORKS WILL BE AT THE AFM FROM WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER TO TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER  Devilworks is back for another market season and will be at AFM to present our slate for 2018! Whilst we prepare our full line up, we are thrilled to announce a title straight out of FrightFest, INCONTROL. From the makers of...
     
     

    Screen Media Line up in AFM

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    TriCoast Worldwide line up at AFM

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    Celestial Tiger Entertainment Acquires First and Exclusive Rights to The Highest-Grossing Chinese Film Ever, Wolf Warrior 2

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      Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today that it has secured first and exclusive pay TV rights for action mega blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2 and Chinese fantasy adventure film Wukong from CMC Pictures. The deal also secures pay-per-view (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (OTT) rights for CTE’s channels, Celestial Movies and cHK, in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapor...
     

    Fairway Film Alliance at AFM

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    Protagonist Pictures has closed a UK rights deal for the 2017 Un Certain Regard winner April’s Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril)

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    Protagonist Pictures has closed a UK rights deal in all media with specialist distribution company Alarm Pictures for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard winner April’s Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril), written and directed by the acclaimed Michel Franco, it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop and Alarm’s Managing Director Alex Mandell.   Following its world premiere in Cannes, April’s Daughter went on to screen at the Toronto Internati...
     

    AFM Campus Shuttles, Parkings, Map & Flyover

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    Parking & Shuttles   See the AFM Campus Map. Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Civic Center Parking Structure and Lot 4 South to the Loews and Le Merigot hotels from 7:00am to 10:00pm beginning Tuesday, October 31. Parking: Due to extremely limited valet parking at the Loews and Le Merigot Hotels, the AFM encourages attendees to utilize the public parking options available throughout the city. There are over 6,200 parking sp...

    Fantastic Films Line-up at AFM

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    China Box Office Growth Leaves U.S. Independents Behind

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    After a less than spectacular 3.7% revenue growth in 2016, the Chinese Box Office in the first eight months of 2017 came roaring back, increasing nearly 16% to $5.51 billion for the period according IFTA’s analysis of figures from Box Office Mojo. Revenues were up significantly for all sectors save one: U.S. independents whose Box Office share reached just 1.2% for the period. (See appendix 1) While animation films have in the past been one of the most important re...
     

    LocationEXPO Joins AFM

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    The American Film Market gets even bigger this year with the unveiling of LocationEXPO at the show. With over 50 location-based organizations already confirmed to participate, LocationEXPO brings AFM badge holders the ease and ability to meet with Film Commissions, Production Facilities and Services from around the world right inside the Loews providing a great informational and networking opportunity for producers, location scouts and all those involved with production budgets, incentives an...
     

    Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Executive Committee and Board of Directors

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    Magnolias acquires BOOM FOR REAL THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

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    Market Premieres from Carnaby International

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    Magnolia Pictures at AFM 2017

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    Dear Friends,   We are excited to present our newest title THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRE, a loving and absorbing documentary tribute to fashion influencer Andr...
     

    Thai Films Four production studios bring their latest features to AFM

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    Thailand at AFM 2017 Information Centre - Atrium 5D, 5th Floor Meeting Rooms - 511 & 515       At the American Film Market 2017, eight companies will represent the strengths of Thailand's film industry. Presented by Department of International Trade Promotion ...
     

    Join Arpa International Film Festival celebrating the 20th edition November 3-5

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    Join Arpa International Film Festival for yet another journey into the diverse universe of world cinema as we celebrate our milestone 20th anniversary, November 3-5, 2017 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Don't miss this year's Awards Gala on November 5 at Loews Hollywood Hotel where we will honor Oscar-winning director/screenwriter Terry George, actor Carl Weathers, Oscar-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris and pay a special tribute to the late music icon Chris Co...
     
     

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    LocationEXPO® launching for next AFM

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    AFM just announced LocationEXPO® @ AFM – a face to face and online platform that connects Film Commissions, incentives, facilities and services with the world's producers, distributors and industry professionals. LocationEXPO will have three core components: LocationEXPO Branded Space inside the AFM where Film Commissions and companies can meet with AFM’s 7,000+ industry attendees. LocationEXPO.com, home to the world’s locations, incentives, facili...

     


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    We're bringing back the VR Experience in 2018! Submit your VR project today for your chance of being showcased and announced a winner in May 2018! The next deadline to submit your project is Novemeber 30, 2017. Submit here: http://bit.ly/2ilIQQp

    We're accepting VR subsmissions within the following specifications:

    Submit your Cinematic or Interactive VR piece to be a part of the first ever, day-long VR experience! 360 Videos/Cinematic VR: submissions must be uploaded to YouTube in a 360 format (preferably with spatial audio) and a link to the video on YouTube should be provided in the submission. Films will be shown in GearVRs, so filmmakers must indicate a preference for Oculus Video or Samsung VR (formerly MilkVR). After acceptance, filmmakers will be required to provide an MP4 or MKV that plays in one of those two applications on a GearVR. 

    Interactive VR using a game engine like Unity or Unreal: Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive will be available, the experience must be designed for one of those two platforms. The required file, such as an APK, should be provided. If available, a video-based trailer should also be included with submissions. We can provide additional information as necessary, such as Oculus-issued Signature (OSIG) information for devices, after a filmmaker submits their work.

     


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    Founded in 1998 UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) uses the power of documentary film to create a community forum for discovery and dialogue about different cultures, local and global issues & solutions on aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals. UNAFF was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

     

    Over the years UNAFF has screened some of the most influential documentaries, including 7 that won Academy Awards and 30 that were nominated.

     

    The festival will run from October 19th to the 29th and this year’s theme RESPECT continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the reminder that it applies to everyone.

     

    Full ProgramSCHEDULE [download full program - pdf]

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 19
    PALO ALTO: AQUARIUS THEATRE, 430 EMERSON ST.
    SESSION 1
       
    6:15 PM Opening words by Mayor of Palo Alto, Greg Scharff
    6:30 PM IN SEARCH OF PERFECT CONSONANCE (China/Japan/Vietnam, 39 min) 
    7:20 PM AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US (Japan/US, 47 min)
    8:20 PM MANKILLER (US, 74 min)
    9:30 PM Opening Night Party sponsored by iTalico

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 20
    PALO ALTO, MITCHELL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 3700 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD
    SESSION 2
       
    4:00 PM WOMEN’S MARCH (USA, 30 min)
    4:40 PM WOMEN OF FREEDOM (Israel/Palestine, 58 min)
    5:50 PM JERICO, THE INFINITE FLIGHT OF DAYS (Colombia, 78 min)
     
    SESSION 3
       
    8:00 PM RISING SONS (Congo, 29 min)
    8:40 PM I AM EVIDENCE (US, 84 min)

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 21
    PALO ALTO, MITCHELL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 3700 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD
    SESSION 4
    (UNAFF & Kids Program, FREE ADMISSION; live jazz by local high school combo, The Blues By Five)
       
    11:15 AM MY FATHER’S TOOLS (Canada, 7 min)
    11:30 AM LIYANA (Swaziland/US, 77 min)
       
    SESSION 5
       
    1:15 PM DUTEE (India, 24 min)
    2:30 PM RUNNING ON EMPTY (US, 55min)
       
    SESSION 6
    PALO ALTO, MIDPENINSULA COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER, 900 SAN ANTONIO ROAD 
       
    4:15 PM OUR CANADA, MY STORY: ALI DUALE (Canada/Somalia, 5 min)
    4:30 PM THE OTHER SIDE (Mexico/US, 6 min)
    4:45 PM UNDOCUMENTED (Colombia/US, 72 min)
    6:00 PM Panel "The Other Side of the Border” (FREE Admission)
     
    SESSION 7
    PALO ALTO, MIDPENINSULA COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER, 900 SAN ANTONIO ROAD 
       
    8:00 PM GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY (China/Cameroon/Kenya/Nigeria/Uganda, 65 min)
    9:15 PM REMEMBER BAGHDAD (Iraq/Israel/UK, 69 min)
     

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
    PALO ALTO, MITCHELL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 3700 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD
    SESSION 8
       
    1:00 PM FISH PEOPLE (Australia/ French Polynesia/ US, 48 min)
    2:00 PM GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH (France, 86 min)
     
    SESSION 9
       
    3:50 PM A BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (Canada/Indonesia, 51 min)
    4:50 PM THE BULLISH FARMER (US, 80 min)
    6:15 PM Panel "Poverty, Sustainability and Climate Change” (FREE Admission)
     
    SESSION 10
       
    7:30 PM DEATH BY DESIGN (China/US, 73 min)
    9:00 PM FREE LUNCH SOCIETY (Austria/Canada/Germany/Namibia/US, 95 min)

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    MONDAY OCTOBER 23
    SAN FRANCISCO, NINTH STREET INDEPENDENT FILM CENTER, 145 NINTH ST.
    SESSION 11
       
    6:00 PM Reception with the filmmakers
    6:30 PM AL IMAM (US,18 min)
    7:00 PM EVEN IN DARKNESS (US, 27 min)
    7:40 PM DAZE OF JUSTICE (Cambodia/US, 69 min)
    9:00 PM MALI BLUES (Mali, 90 min)

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    TUESDAY OCTOBER 24
    STANFORD UNIVERSITY, FREEMAN SPOGLI INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL
    STUDIES ENCINA HALL, 616 SERRA STREET
    SESSION 12
       
    4:00 PM VILLAGE VERSUS EMPIRE (South Korea/US, 68 min)
    5:10 PM WHERE THE WIND BLEW (Kazakhstan/US, 75 min)
    6:30 PM Panel "The Threats of Nuclear Power” (FREE Admission)
     
    SESSION 13
       
    7:30 PM Reception with the filmmakers
    8:00 PM MY COUNTRY IS THE WORLD - Short Film (US, 8 min)
    8:20 PM HOTEL EVEREST (Israel/Palestine, 38 min)
    9:10 PM IN THE NAME OF PEACE: JOHN HUME IN AMERICA (Ireland/US, 90 min)

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25
    EAST PALO ALTO, EASTSIDE COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL, EASTSIDE THEATER 1041 MYRTLE STREET
    SESSION 14
    UNAFF in Schools FREE for Students and Teachers
     
    3:15 PM RESPECTFUL REVOLUTION EPISODE 1: Chico, CA (US, 30 min)
    3:50 PM TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (US, 85 min)
    5:20 PM Panel "Gaining Respect in spite of Adversity” (FREE Admission)
     
    SESSION 15
       
    6:30 PM Reception with the filmmakers
    7:00 PM A THOUSAND MOTHERS (Myanmar, 39 min)
    7:50 PM NEWTOWN (US, 85 min)

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 26
    STANFORD UNIVERSITY, ANDERSON COLLECTION, 314 LOMITA DRIVE 
    SESSION 16
       
    4:15 PM CUBA, CUBANO, CANIBANO (Cuba/US, 28 min)
    5:00 PM LANA GETS HER TALK (Canada, 37 min)
    5:50 PM Panel "Art - The Benefits and Risks of Political Engagement” (FREE Admission)
     
    SESSION 17
       
    7:10 PM THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE (Australia, 3 min)
    7:20 PM SEMBENE (Senegal, 89 min)

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 27
    STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD MEDICAL SCHOOL (LI KA SHING CENTER BUILDING) 291 CAMPUS DRIVE, ROOM LK130
    SESSION 18
       
    4:15 PM DIGNITY OF RISK (Australia, 15 min)
    4:40 PM THE SANDMAN (US, 19 min)
    5:10 PM 4 WHEEL BOB (US, 72 min)
    6:30 PM Panel “Happiness and Health” (FREE Admission)
     
    SESSION 19
       
    7:30 PM Reception with the filmmakers
    8:00 PM UNSEEN ENEMY (Brazil/Cambodia/China/Congo/Germany/Liberia/Sierra Leone/Singapore/Switzerland/Thailand/UK/US, 90 min)

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 28
    STANFORD UNIVERSITY, FREEMAN SPOGLI INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL
    STUDIES ENCINA HALL, 616 SERRA STREET
    SESSION 20
       
    11:30 AM ODE TO LESVOS (Greece, 12 min)
    11:50 AM HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS (Iraq/Syria/US, 99 min)
     
    SESSION 21
       
    1:40 PM THE SECRET FATWA (Iran, 55 min)
    2:50 PM FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF (China/Germany/Japan/Kuwait/India/Tunisia/UK/US, 89 min)
     
    SESSION 22
       
    4:30 PM REMAND (Uganda/US, 40 min)
    5:20 PM INCARCERATING US (US, 84 min)
    7:00 PM Panel "Prisons – Retribution or Rehabilitation” (FREE Admission)
     
    SESSION 23
       
    8:10 PM MEETING SNOWDEN (France/Russia/US, 49 min)
    9:10 PM THE EVIL WITHIN (US, 94 min)

     

     

    10/19 . 10/20 . 10/21 . 10/22 . 10/23 . 10/24 . 10/25 10/26 . 10/27 . 10/28 . 10/29

     

     

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 29
    STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CUBBERLEY AUDITORIUM, 485 LASUEN MALL
    SESSION 24
       
    1:00 PM THE SWAN (Mexico/US, 22min)
    1:30 PM CLIFF SUPERFAN! (US, 27 min)
    2:10 PM EXILED (Mexico/US, 32 min)
     
    SESSION 25
       
    2:50 PM THROUGH MY EYES: HANI’S JOURNEY (Canada/Lebanon/Syria, 30 min)
    3:30 PM A SERENADE FOR HAITI (Haiti, 70 min)
     
    SESSION 26
       
    4:50 PM RUPA'S BOUTIQUE (India, 53 min)
    5:50 PM HOLY (un)HOLY RIVER (India, 60min)
     
    SESSION 27
       
    7:00 PM TOMORROW (France/Germany/Kazakhstan/India/UK/US, 120 min)
    9:00 PM Awards Ceremony
    9:30 PM Closing Night Party ● Music by Potential Jazz Ensemble 
    sponsored by Garden Court Hotel 

     


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    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will hold its 20th annual edition this November 9 to 19. With 142 films from 47 countries and a program of special free screenings in different Montreal neighbourhoods, the RIDM is more committed than ever to its mission of democratizing and promoting auteur documentaries.

     

    The festival will present 18 world premieres19 North American premieres, 28 Canadian premieres and 39 Quebec premieres. With 61 films from Quebec/Canada, the RIDM reaffirms its status as an essential event for local artists.

     

    The RIDM is proud to open and close the festival with two bold films made by women. Opening the event is the world premiere of 24 Davids by Céline Baril, the latest entry in the director’s unique and liberated body of work, focusing on the essay form. This time, she travels to three continents to listen to 24 people who are dedicated to changing and rethinking the world in their own particular way. Truly a thinking person’s road movie.

     

    To close the festival, the RIDM will present the North American premiere of Nothingwood, the first film by journalist Sonia Kronlund. The film is a fascinating, nuanced portrait of Afghanistan’s king of Z movies. Through the larger-than-life artist-entrepreneur’s uncommon daily life, the director reflects on the current situation in Afghanistan and the complex links between fiction and reality.

     

    RIDM 2017 TEASER : ridm.ca/en/ridm-2017-teaser

     

     

    OFFICIAL COMPETITION

    11 awards will be presented for films in four competitive sections.

     

    International feature competition

    The 12 films in the international feature competition, presented by Bell Media, are powerful works that combine deep engagement with reality and exceptional formal accomplishment.

     

    Political and personal issues in the Middle East have an important place in this year’s international feature competition: reflections on radicalization and islamist recruitment in the enigmatic thriller Also Known As Jihadi (Eric Baudelaire); an original and heartbreaking self-portrait focused on conservative family values in Lebanon with Room for a Man (Anthony Chidiac); a stirring tribute to Syrian-refugee construction workers in Lebanon in Taste of Cement (Ziad Kalthoum); observations of children’s lives in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan with Zaatari Djinn (Catherine Van Campen); the consequences of attacks on Gaza through a unique blend of documentary and fiction in Ouroboros (Basma Alsharif); and the use of the power of imagination to highlight all-too-real vestiges of colonialism in Algeria in Le fort des fous (Narimane Mari).

     

    Echoes of the past are also found in Spell Reel (Filipa César), a major political essay based on archival footage filmed during the decolonization of Guinea-Bissau; Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Travis Wilkerson) delves into a sordid family story of American racism; while Maman Colonelle (Dieudo Hamadi) is a profile of a charismatic Congolese police chief in charge of child protection and the fight against sexual violence. Women’s daily struggle is highlighted in Baronesa (Juliana  Antunes), the first feature film made in a Brazilian favela. Lastly, Good Luck (Ben Russell) and Dragonfly Eyes (Xu Bing) explore new cinematic territory to capture the modern human condition. The first reinvents ethnographic cinema, and the second crafts fiction from surveillance videos.

     

    Canadian feature competition

    As ambitious as their international colleagues, the 11 filmmakers in the Canadian feature competition have travelled the world to investigate a vast range of topics.

     

    13, un ludodrame sur Walter Benjamin (Carlos Ferrand) is a wildly original composite essay on the influence of the famous philosopher’s thinking; through wrenching reunions, Birth of a Family (Tasha Hubbard) exposes the tragedy of the forced adoption of more than 20,000 indigenous children between 1955 and 1985; Cielo (Alison McAlpine) is a poetic, scientific and spiritual journey in the company of stargazers; Les dépossédés (Mathieu Roy) travels the world to investigate the food crisis from the small-scale farmer’s perspective; Destierros (Hubert Caron-Guay) immerses viewers in the journeys of South American migrants; Les lettres de ma mère (Serge Giguère) is as much a lucid and poignant biography as a portrait of a woman who symbolizes Quebec’s rural and working class history; Maison du bonheur (Sofia Bohdanowicz) is an affectionate, celebratory profile of an ebullient, flirtatious septuagenarian; Manic (Kalina Bertin) reconstructs a complex and troubled family history; Primas (Laura Bari) films the lives of two young Argentinian women who are survivors of male violence; La rivière cachée (Jean-François Lesage) goes to the heart of a soothing forest that seems to liberate visitors’ thoughts; Taming the Horse (Tao Gu) is a portrait of a tormented young Chinese man and his alienation from the hyper-capitalist society around him.

     

    International short and medium-length competition

    Thanks to a lack of constraints, short and medium-length films can be adventurous experiences that in many cases give us a glimpse of tomorrow’s great talents. Braguino (Clément Cogitore) is a mysterious immersion in the strange lives of two families living in the Siberian wilderness, while one of the roughs, a kosmos (Carmine Grimaldi) is an equally enigmatic look at a self-sufficient father and daughter. Several filmmakers explore their own backgrounds through family portraits, sometimes with humour, as in Tessa Louise Pope’s The Origin of Trouble, in which the director questions those close to her, particularly her not-so-close father. In Dos Islas, Adriana F. Castellanos focuses her camera on her 102-year-old grandmother, who tells her poignant story of life in exile. Exile and its torments are also at the heart of On the Edge of Life, an autobiographical film by Syrian director Yasser Kassab, and the sensual Noelí Overseas (Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán), about a Dominican actress struggling with unfamiliar surroundings. In Je ne me souviens de rien, Diane Sara Bouzgarrou tells us how her enthusiasm for the Tunisian revolution was entangled with her bipolar disorder. A pair of cinematic essays explore our relationship with history: The Bird and Us (Félix Rehm) assembles archival footage to delve into the meaning of art, and Syndromes of Mimicry (Anastasija Pirozenko) is a deadpan chronicle of the adoption of western culture in Lithuania. The ethnographic film becomes a sensory quest, taking us to Colombia with Palenque (Sebastián Pinzón Silva), Mozambique with Nyo Vweta Nafta (Ico Costa), and Cuba with Duelo (Alejandro Alonso). In these three films, ghosts of the past help us grasp the present. There are also ghosts in Dream Box (Jeroen Van der Stock), an exploration of a shadowy Japanese facility where animals are sent, and in Urth, a melancholic futuristic piece by Ben Rivers, in which humans appear to have vanished…

     

    Canadian short and medium-length competition

    For the second year in a row, the RIDM presents a competition for Canadian short and medium-length films, recognizing and encouraging the vitality of a form seen by too few people. The 2017 selection boasts a fine line-up of eight brilliant, distinctive works. In the tradition of observational documentaries, La pesca (Pablo Álvarez-Mesa and Fernando López Escrivá) is a magnificent record of a day in the lives of a group of Colombian fishermen. The relationship with the ocean is also front and centre in Before the Wave (Molly Willows), a tribute to the threatened culture of the nomadic Moken people, and in La frontière (Félix Lamarche), a sensory work that’s equal parts science and poetry. Memories and missing memories of places are at the heart of Occupation of Memory (Jade Baxter) and Turtles Are Always Home (Rawane Nassif). From a more intimate perspective, In The Waves (Jacquelyn Mills) questions our relationship with nature and time. Lastly, two films make brilliant use of animation: The Talk: “True Stories About the Birds and the Bees” (Alain Delannoy) is a hilarious look at the inevitable parent-child discussion about sex, and Three Thousand (Asinnajaq (Isabella-Rose Weetaluktuk)) combines archival footage and dreamy visions into an impressive poem in tribute to her culture and land.

     

    This section is presented by Télé-Québec.

     

    PANORAMA

     

    Special presentations

    Every year, the RIDM presents the biggest names and the year’s most prestigious films under the special presentations banner. Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, Frederick Wiseman, Wang Bing, J.P. Sniadecki, Joshua Bonnetta, Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd and Alanis Obomsawin are all back at the RIDM with CanibaEX LIBRIS - The New York Public LibraryMrs. FangEl mar la marLes éternels and Our People Will Be Healed – six impressive films that take us to Japan to listen to an infamous cannibal’s story; to New York for a behind-the-scenes look at an iconic cultural institution; to a Chinese village where a woman slowly dies while life goes on around her; to the Sonora Desert, a death-trap for migrants trying to reach the United States; to the heart of an Armenian enclave locked in armed conflict with Azerbaijan for more than 20 years; and inside an inspiring Manitoba school for indigenous children.

     

    In Quebec, DPJ (Guillaume Sylvestre) and Bagages (Paul Tom) invite us to think about the human and ethical issues surrounding a major Quebec institution, and to listen to the moving testimonials of young immigrants. In the United States, The Reagan Show (Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill) and Rat Film (Theo Anthony) observe the birth of modern political spectacle and deep social inequality in Baltimore. In Iraq, a brave nurse films his life in Jalawla in the acclaimed Nowhere to Hide (Zaradasht Ahmed). Lastly, there is the posthumous Untitled by the great Michael Glawogger, whose final journey and reflections were completed by his long-time editor Monika Willi.

     

    States of the World

    The States of the World section presents deeply political works. Upheavals in Europe are tackled head-on in Brexitannia (Timothy George Kelly), who gives the floor to pro-Brexit voices; Des spectres hantent l’Europe (Niki Giannari and Maria Kourkouta) is part essay and part activism as it documents conditions in a refugee camp in Greece; and Ouvrir La Voix (Amandine Gay) has black women talk about the challenges of their daily lives in France. The history of Europe and the world comes to the fore with In the Intense Now (João Moreira Salles), which explores how archival footage captured, and failed to capture, the landmark events of 1968. The desire to bear witness to the world’s great tragedies is addressed playfully by Ivan Granovsky in Los territorios, a road movie in the vein of Nanni Moretti, while similar issues are handled with unforgettable brutality in The Devil’s Freedom (Everardo González), in which victims and perpetrators of extreme violence in Mexico tell their stories. Lastly, three unabashedly activist Canadian films explore resistance to oppressive corporations and governments (Tomorrow’s Power by Amy Miller), the sad fate of marginalized Rio residents in the shadow of the World Cup and the Olympics (L’autre Rio by Émilie B. Guérette) and indigenous people’s struggle to save their community (State of Exception by Jason O’Hara).

     

    Portraits

    The seven films in the Portraits section document individual lives with touching universality. Christine Franz devotes her first feature, Bunch of Kunst, to the British band Sleaford Mods, the “best rock’n’roll band in the world,” according to none other than Iggy Pop; Catherine Martin returns to documentary with an observational film about seven of her friends and their inspiring thoughts in Certain de mes amis; young Polish filmmaker Anna Zamecka transports us with immense sensitivity into the life of a young girl forced to take on adult responsibilities in Communion; Montreal filmmaker Mitchell Stafiej’s The Devil’s Trap explores the highly secretive religious community of the Plymouth Brethren through a young man who was excommunicated at the age of 18; End of Life by Pawel Wojtasik and John Bruce takes the time to listen to people nearing death; the winner of the international competition at Hot Docs, The Other Side of the Wall (Pau Ortiz), captures the heartbreaking experiences of a young man and his younger sister as they struggle to support their family after leaving Honduras for Mexico; and lastly, Qu’importe la gravité is the cinematic debut of Quebec photographer Matthieu Brouillard, in the form of a portrait of a remarkable friendship marked by mental illness and physical handicap.

     

    Sense of Place

    This new section includes films focusing on specific communities and places. All That Passes By Through a Window That Doesn’t Open, the first feature film by Martin DiCicco, observes the stagnant life of men connected to a perpetually unfinished railway in the heart of the arid Caucasus; the train is also the focus of Railway Sleepers (Sompot Chidgasornpongse), a dreamlike but starkly political journey through Thailand; Brimstone & Glory (Viktor Jakovleski) exposes the incredible workings of a unique Mexican fireworks festival; in superb post-apocalyptic black and white, Carcasse (Gústav Geir Bollason and Clémentine Roy) observes a one-of-a-kind Icelandic community; City of the Sun (Rati Oneli) explores a ghost town in the Republic of Georgia; Des moutons et des hommes (Karim Sayad) is a lucid and poignant portrait of the men of an Algerian village; Do Donkeys Act? (David Redmon and Ashley Sabin) silently documents a refuge for donkeys, with voiceover reflections from Willem Dafoe; Nicolas Paquet visits some distinctively Québécois gathering places in Esprit de cantine; and Charles Officer follows the political, poetic and artistic awakening of a black girl who emerges as the voice of her Toronto community in Unarmed Verses.

     

    The Human Machine

    This new section includes five films exploring the complex ties between people and work: the disquieting portrait of a musician and top model obsessed with perfection in A Modern Man (Eva Mulvad); a description of the beginnings of a long-term struggle for Chinese workers’ rights in We the Workers, directed by Wen Hai, long-time cinematographer for Wang Bing; the daily life of a Slovak filmmaker living in Montreal in Edit&moi (Zuzana Zelinova); the links between art and the workplace in the docu-fiction Gray House (Austin Lynch and Matthew Booth); and the strange summer jobs done by some young Norwegians in Tongue Cutters (Solveig Melkeraaen).

     

    UXdoc

    The UXdoc section is back, offering interactive and virtual experiences with five inspiring and entertaining projects with strong political content. The online interactive experience Zeki Müren Hotline (Beyza Boyacioglu and Jeff Soyk) creates a space for collective memories of a Turkish singing star of the 1950s through 90s who went on to become an icon for the LGBTQ+ movement; a mobile app called Ennemi (Karim Ben Khelifa) gives voice to combatants in three conflict zones; Very Frustrating Mexican Removal (Fusun Uzun) uses VR to raise awareness about the fate of migrants detained at the Canadian border; Enterre-moi mon amour (Pierre Corbinais, Florent Maurin and Dana Shaker) is an interactive mobile project by ARTE that lets users follow the life of a Syrian migrant woman through text message-based interaction; and The Shore Line (Elizabeth Miller) is a webdoc about the urgent issues affecting shorelines.

     

    RETROSPECTIVES

     

    Tan Pin Pin: alternative Singapore chronicles

    A leading figure in Singaporean creative documentary filmmaking, for more than a decade Tan Pin Pin has been building a multidisciplinary, eclectic and essential body of work. Her films, most of which have never before been screened in Quebec, present a singular and necessary vision of her country’s character and history. The retrospective will be accompanied by a master class.

     

    James N. Kienitz Wilkins: Réceptacles / Conteneurs

    The RIDM is continuing its collaboration with the VISIONS series with a retrospective of the work of young American filmmaker James N. Kienitz Wilkins, who will attend the event. An opportunity for in-depth exploration of the unique works of a director who is always manipulating cinematic language in order to capture the essence of the modern world.

     

    RIDM 20th Anniversary Special

    Every evening during the festival, there will be free screenings in inspiring locations throughout Montreal, in celebration of select landmark films from past editions of the festival, providing an opportunity to discuss the long-term impact of the works and celebrate the democratization of documentary cinema. Presented by Canal D.

     

    PARALLEL ACTIVITIES

    The RIDM organizes numerous parallel activities to accompany its film programming. Talks, round tables, screenings+debates, concerts and interactive installations will all add interest and excitement to the festival’s 11 days.

     

    Discussions

    There will be two round tables. The first will discuss issues around documentaries dealing with private and/or family subjects. The second, presented by ICI Radio-Canada Première, will examine the state of podcasting in Quebec.

     

    Documentary filmmakers from Inis will share the original creative process behind a documentary that used Facebook in its search for protagonists.

     

    Three debates will be held after screenings of the following films: Taste of Cement (about exiles), Ouvrir la voix (about life as a black woman in Quebec) and DPJ (about the human and social complexities of decisions made by Quebec’s child protection branch).

     

    Special screenings

    Hosted by Patrick Masbourian, the third annual soirée de la relève ICI RDI will include eight short documentaries by emerging filmmakers. An award will be presented to one of them by a jury of Radio-Canada representatives. A great opportunity to see some excellent work by the next generation of filmmakers – free.

     

    With the Désorienter la diaspora short-film program, the RIDM is joining forces with Media Queer to highlight the importance of the voices and creativity of racialized queer artists.

     

    Parents and kids are invited to two family sessions intended to introduce young viewers to documentaries. Each session will be followed by a craft workshop.

     

    For the third year in a row, a public listening session will be held, offering a group listening experience without images, where sounds take shape and spark the imagination. The audio piece Radio Syria : Briser le silence by Maëlle Grand Bossi and Cyril Mossé will be played, preceded by the short piece Du gaz dans le sang by Éloïse Demers Pinard and Nicolas Lachapelle, first prize in the Le réel à l’écoute competition.

     

    In tribute to the late Michka Saäl, there will be a special evening including a free screening of her film China Me, presented in collaboration with the Cinémathèque québécoise.

     

    Installations and exhibitions

    Presented by the Canada Media Fund, the UXdoc space, in the Judith Jasmin Annexe building, will present works from the section of the same name along with productions from the webdocumentary section of the RIDM’s youth program. An opportunity for everyone to explore OMG MTL !, the webdocumentary project produced by the RIDM and made by students at Eurêka high school in Park Extension.

     

    At the RIDM’s headquarters (at the Cinémathèque québécoise), photographer Ulysse del Drago presents Regardeurs, a series of 20 portraits of documentary filmmakers taken in public.

     

    Throughout the festival, listening stations will be available for children to listen to the podcast La puce à l’oreille.

     

    Alongside the screening of Destierros (Hubert Caron-Guay), the RIDM is working with Galerie Dazibao, which will present a triple exhibition, Hillside Projects + Hubert Caron-Guay + Lisl Ponger, from October 19 to December 16.

     

    Open Immersion

    In 2016, the Ford Foundation, the National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Film Centre brought together Canadian indigenous artists and racialized artists from the U.S. South for a laboratory called Open Immersion, where the artists experimented and created prototypes exploring the responsibility and potential of virtual reality. The lab’s results examine the ways in which power, aesthetics, perspectives and representation operate in the VR medium. Their findings highlight the ways in which a critical approach to the medium can lead to artistic innovations and build a more inclusive grammar. At several points during the RIDM, participants will use their prototypes as a basis for discussing their artistic practices and the potential and challenges of the medium. Participants in the Open Immersion lab include Scott Benesiinaabandan, Danis Goulet, Nyla Innuksuk, Lisa Jackson, Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Kai Barrow, Michaela Pilar Brown, Kimi Maeda, Tiona McClodden, Jacqueline Olive and RaMell Ross.

     

    Music program

    For the last few years, the Beat Dox Sessions have enlivened the RIDM headquarters with great concerts and inspired DJ sets. This year’s program, put together by Ouss Laghzaoui in partnership with well known local music promoters and festivals like Arbutus, Blue Skies Turn Black, Pop Montréal, M pour Montréal and CISM, will showcase local talent. Everyone is welcome to come dance and party to the sounds of Moon King, Technical Kidman, JLK, Lonely Boa, Walrus, Doldrums and more.

     

    Thanks to the RIDM’s loyal partners

     

    The RIDM gratefully acknowledges the support of its institutional, primary and associate partners, who have helped make this year’s 20th edition a memorable one. Thanks to the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, SODEC, the Secrétariat de la région métropolitaine, Telefilm Canada, the Ville de Montréal, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Bell Media, the CSN, Canal D, the Canada Media Fund, FACTOR, Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, Planète+, TV5, Tourisme Montréal, Cineplex, Cinéma du Parc, Concordia University, the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Cinémathèque québécoise.

     

    Quebec’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries, the Montreal International Documentary Festival presents the best reality‐based films, including the works of established directors and new talents.

     

    The 20th annual RIDM will take place from November 9 to 19, 2017

    at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma du Parc, Cineplex Quartier Latin, the Pavillon Judith Jasmin Annexe and Concordia University.

     

    Information: www.ridm.ca / info@ridm.ca

     

     

     

     


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    BATTLE OF THE SEXES, DOWNSIZING, MOLLY’S GAME AND THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, WILL HAVE THEIR MEXICAN AND LATIN AMERICAN PREMIERES DURING LOS CABOS FILM FESTIVAL

     
     
     

    SIXTH EDITION GALAS

     
     
     

    Los Cabos International Film Festival, strives to create a meticulous curatorship to find films with powerful stories, inspiring characters, and strong performances, especially for the four Galas, which will take place each night during its sixth edition.

     

    The Festival is proud to screen the gripping stories included in its Gala Program, films which have recently premiered at the Venice and Toronto Festivals, which feature powerful elements that make them strong candidates for the awards season.

     
     
     

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    Battle of the Sexes

     
     

    Mexican Premiere

     

    Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

    Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, among others.

     

    In 1973 a match took place between tennis pros Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. King, a leader in the fight for equality on behalf of female players, was going through the intense experience of discovering her sexuality after an encounter with another woman.

     

    • World Premiere at Telluride Festival, before screening at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

    • In 2006 filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris directed the multi-award-winning film Little Miss Sunshine, winner, among other prizes, of two Academy Awards.

     

     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     

    Downsizing

    Downsizing

     
     

    Mexican Premiere

     

    Director: Alexander Payne

    Cast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

     

    Paul Safranek decides to shrink his body with the hope of having a better life and becoming a millionaire. But the result is not the one Paul expected. Nevertheless, an illegal immigrant will give new meaning to his life. For better or worse, humanity remains the same, only on a smaller scale.

     

    • World Premiere: Venice Film Festival, Golden Lion nominee.

    • Alexander Payne has won two Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants and Sideways. He also received an Academy Awards nomination for Best Director for Nebraska.

     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     

    Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

     
     

    Latin-American Premiere

     

    Director: Aaron Sorkin

    Elenco: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner

     

    Hunted down by the law, Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), who for over a decade ran a clandestine gambling empire built by herself, must convince a renowned and unshakeable lawyer to represent her and help her regain her dignity.

     

    • World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

    • Aaron Sorkin, winner of an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network and Moneyball, and three time Golden Globe winner for Best Screenplay, for The Social Network, Moneyball and Steve Jobs, film which had its Mexican Premiere during the 2015 Los Cabos International Film Festival.

     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     

    THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI | Offici

    Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

     
     

    Mexican Premiere

     

    Director: Martin McDonagh

    Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish

     

    Mildred Hayes leases three billboards to scorn the passivity of the sheriff in charge of finding her daughter’s killer. But in a rural, misogynist, and backward region of the U.S. the killer could be anyone.

     

    • World premiere at Venice Film Festival, where it received the Osella de Oro for Best Screenplay and a Golden Lion nomination.

    • Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

    • Martin McDonagh, won an Oscar for best short film for Six Shooter. He received a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination for his film In Bruges.

    • Starring Frances McDormand winner of an Oscar for Fargo.

     
     
     

    Attendees to Los Cabos International Film Festival will enjoy a selection of this year’s most outstanding films.

     

    If you were looking for a reason to visit Los Cabos, Mexico’s top destination, where the sea and desert paint an exceptional landscape, the programming of the Festival’s sixth edition offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy an attractive film menu framed by this heavenly destination.

     

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    31st ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING TO RUN NOVEMBER 5th – 21st, 2017

    Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Tambor will receive the 2017 IFF Achievement in Television Award, and multiple award-winning (including the 2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Award for Best Actor), Israeli movie star Lior Ashkenazi will be honored with the 2017 IFF Cinematic Achievement Award at the 31st Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala, Award Presentation and Screening in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 5th at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, announced Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein.

    This year's Festival Chairman is Adam Berkowitz, Co-Head of TV at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Serving as Honorary Chairman of the Festival is Arnon Milchan, owner of New Regency Productions.

    The 31st edition of the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles runs November 5th – 21st.  Festival screenings will take place at the Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle (Beverly Hills), Laemmle Royal Theater (West L.A.) and the Laemmle Town Center 5 (Encino).  The Opening Night film, on November 5th, is Yariv Mozer’s Documentary Ben-Gurion, Epilogue, Winner of the 2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Award for Best Documentary, to be screened following the Award Presentation at the Saban Theatre.  For further information or to purchase tickets, contact IsraFest Foundation:  310.247.1800 or info@IsraelFilmFestival.org.  Tickets will also be available to purchase on the website as of October 20th:  www.IsraelFilmFestival.com

    “We are so proud to announce the lineup for the 31st Israel Film Festival, presenting the largest showcase ever of Israeli films and, for the first time, television programming, in the United States," noted Fenigstein. "The Israel Film Festival transports moviegoers across the world and provides audiences with the opportunity to experience the rich Israeli culture first hand."

    Among this year’s highlights are the narrative feature films Longing, The Testament, Scaffolding,Azimuth, The Cakemaker, Heroine, Holy Air, In Between, Maktub and The Cousin, while the documentaries include Muhi and When the Smoke Clears.  Also, the IFF will present the second season Premieres of two of Israel’s most popular television programs of all time, Fauda and Mossad 101, which became huge successes worldwide.

    Over 20 Israeli filmmakers will attend this year’s Festival, accompanying their films and participating in Q & A sessions, including:

    Dan Wolman, director/producer, An Israeli Love Story
    Michael Aloni, actor, And Then She Arrived
    Arik Rothstein, director, Antenna
    Yariv Mozer, director, Ben-Gurion, Epilogue
    Mike Burstyn, director, Azimuth
    Yiftach Klein, actor, Azimuth
    Sammy Sheikh, actor, Azimuth
    Shuki Friedman, producer, Azimuth
    Ehud Bleiberg, producer, The Cousin
    Lior Raz, actor/writer, Fauda
    Avi Issacharoff, writer, Fauda
    Laëtitia Eïdo, actor, Holy Air and Fauda
    Alon Aboutboul, actor, Harmonia and The Harem
    Shady Srour, actor/writer/director, Holy Air
    Ilan Moskovitch, producer, Holy Air
    Guy Amir, actor/writer, Maktub
    Hanan Savyon, actor/writer, Maktub
    Roni Abramowsky, producer, Maktub
    Adar Shafran, producer, Maktub
    Yehuda Levi, actor, Mossad 101
    Yossi Vassa, writer/actor, Nevsu
    Ofer Naim, producer, Operation Egg and Almost Famous
    Alon Gur Arye, director, Operation Egg
    Anya Bukstein, actor, A Quiet Heart

    Jeffrey Tambor has earned deep respect for being one of the most versatile and accomplished character actors in film and television.  He stars in Amazon Studios hit series Transparent, playing family patriarch Mort Pfefferman, who over the course of the show becomes the unforgettable Maura.  Tambor’s groundbreaking performance earned him two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award and a Critics’ Choice Award.  He’s also starred in the Emmy-winning sitcom Arrested Development, playing twin brothers George and Oscar Bluth, and played Hank Kingsley, the self-centered sidekick on HBO's critically acclaimed The Larry Sanders Show.

    Tambor will next be seen in the Disney feature Magic Camp directed by Mark Waters opposite Gillian Jacobs and Adam Devine, 55 Steps directed by Billie August opposite Hilary Swank and Helena Bonham Carter, and Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin opposite Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko and Timothy Dalton.  He’s lent his talents to numerous films, Broadway shows and animated features.  His memoir Are You Anybody? was released in May 2017. Tambor lives in New York with his wife Kasia and their four children. 

    Lior Ashkenazi is an award winning Israeli screen and stage actor who has received the Ophir Best Actor Award from the Israeli Film Academy twice, for his roles in Late Marriage and Footnote. He was also nominated for that award several other times. The former film premiered in Cannes in 2001, while Joseph Cedar’s Footnote premiered in Cannes in 2011 and won the screenplay award.  It was also nominated for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars.

    In 2016 Ashkenazi played opposite Richard Gere in Cedar’s Norman.  His other film credits include Eytan Fox’s Walk on Water and will soon be seen in Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz much-anticipated next film which has been selected as the Israel submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2018 Academy Awards.  Ashkenazi is also known for his role in the successful TV series In Treatment.  His latest television role is in the series The Exchange Principle (2016), in which he plays a former police forensic detective living on the streets, that returns to investigate his last case.   He was also nominated for the best actor at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia for his performance in Footnote and won the High Commendation for Best Performance by an Actor in 2012.

    ABOUT THE PROGRAMMING

     

    FEATURE FILMS:

     

    LONGING | געגוע                                                                 

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Savi Gabizon

     A middle-aged Israeli bachelor is forced to evaluate his life choices when he discovers an ex-girlfriend had given birth to his son 20 years before. | 2017, 100 Min  

    2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Awards - Best Screenplay                                                                 

    2017 Jerusalem Film Festival - Best Script and Audience Award

     

     

    THE CAKEMAKER | האופה מברלין                                    

    U.S. PREMIERE 

    Dir: Ofir Raul Graizer  

    A young German baker is having an affair with an Israeli married man who tragically dies in a crash. Keeping his secret, the baker begins work in a small café owned by his lover's widow. His delicious cakes become a success even as he stretches his lie to the point of no return | 2017, 104 Min 

    2017 Jerusalem Film Festival Winner – Best Editing, the Lia Van Leer Award

    2017 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Winner – Award of Ecumenical Jury 

     

     

    SCAFFOLDING | פיגומים                                                    

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Matan Yair

    17-year-old Asher has always been a troublemaker. His strict father sees him as a natural successor to the family's scaffolding business, but Asher finds a different male role model in his gentle literature teacher. Torn between two worlds, Asher seeks a chance at a new identity and life. |

    2017, 92 Min

    2017 Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection 

    2017 Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection

    2017 Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Cinematography, Best Israeli Feature, Best Actor

     

     

    MAKTUB |מכתוב                                                                            

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Oded Raz

    Two criminals, Steve & Chuma, are the sole survivors of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Seeing it as a sign from G-d, they resolve to become flesh-and-blood angels. Stealing notes from the Wailing Wall, they go about fulfilling people’s prayers while being chased by the Israeli mob.|

    2016, 100 Min

    Guests in Attendance: Writers & Actors Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon, and Producers Roni Abramowsky & Adar Shafran

     

     

    THE TESTAMENT |העדות                                                   

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Amichai Greenberg

    Yoel, a Holocaust researcher, is in the midst of a legal battle with Austria. He examines testimonies of Holocaust survivors concerning a brutal massacre of Jews—and is shocked to find his mother’s testimony. His unshakable commitment to the truth drives him to carry on even at the cost of destroying his life. | 2017, 93 Min

    2017 Venice Film Festival – Winner Orizzonti Competition

    2017 Haifa Film Festival - Winner Best Feature Film

     

     

    A QUIET HEART |  לב שקט מאוד                                       

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Eitan Anner

    Naomi seeks refuge in Jerusalem from the pressures of her life as a concert pianist. Her unlikely friendship with an Orthodox boy and a Italian organist monk allows her to reconnect with her love of music. Unfortunately, these friendships make her a target in a city increasingly dominated by religious fanaticism.| 2016, 92 Min

    Guest in Attendance: Anya Bukstein

    2016 Grand Prix at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

     

     

    HOLY AIR | אוויר קדוש                                                        

    L.A. PREMIERE

    Dir: Shady Srour

    Adam, a Christian Arab and poor businessman, is thoroughly in love with his pregnant wife Lamia. He could really use a break and needs money. On the biblical hilltop Mount Precipice, he embarks on his latest, riskiest business venture: bottling the holy air and selling it to the city’s tourists|2017, 81 Min

    2017 Jerusalem Film Festival - Journalists' FIPRESCI prize

    2017 Tribeca Film Festival – Official Selection

    Guests in Attendance: Director Shady Srour, Producer Ilan Moskovitch & Actor Laëtitia Eïdo

     

     

    AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY | סיפור אהבה ארץ ישראלי   

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Dan Wolman

    Based on the true love story of Pnina Gary and Eli Ben-Zvi, the son of Israel ‘s Second President. The two fall in love during the turbulent years of pre-state Israel, and they move in together, planning to marry—but Israel's harsh reality intervenes before their wedding day arrives. | 2017, 93 Min

    Best Actress Audience Award to main actress Adi Bielski at The Golden Rooster, One Hundred Flower Festival ("The Chinese Oscar")

    Guest in Attendance: Director & Producer Dan Wolman

     

     

    IN BETWEEN | לא פה ולא שם 

    WEST COAST PREMIERE

    Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud 

    Three modern Palestinian women, freed from their families and the weight of tradition in Tel-Aviv, struggle to be true to themselves. Three stories come together to tell a single tale of conservatism vs. liberalism. The big city offers freedom and independence… but is it worth the price of their identity?| 2016, 103 Min

    2017 Israeli Academy Award – Winner Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress

    2016 Haifa International Film Festival - The Danny Lerner Award for a Debut Feature Film

    2016 Winner - NETPAC Award - Toronto Film Festival 

    2016 Winner - Best Film - San Sebastian Film Festival

     

     

    HARMONIA |הרמוניה                                                             

    WEST COAST PREMIERE

    Dir: Ori Sivan

    Sarah, the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic, is married to Abraham, the orchestra’s conductor. When a young musician from East Jerusalem named Hagar joins the orchestra, Sarah's world is turned upside-down. The two women’s unique friendship is challenged when Hagar offers to have a baby for Sarah… fathered by Abraham.| 2016, 97 Min

    2016 Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Cinematography, Lia Van Leer Award

    Guest in Attendance: Actor Alon Aboutboul

     

     

    AZIMUTH |אזימוט   

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Mike Burstyn

    At the end of The Six Day War of 1967, two soldiers, Egyptian and Israeli, encounter each other in the Sinai desert. Divided by war, they share a common goal: survival. | 2017, 75 Min  

    Guests in Attendance: Writer & Director Mike Burstyn, Actors Yiftach Klein and Sammy Sheikh, and Producer Shuki Friedman

     

     

    THE COUSIN | הבן דוד                                                         

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Tzahi Grad

    Naftali, an open-minded Israeli begins to question his liberal convictions when the Palestinian laborer he hires, Fahed, is suspected of assaulting a local girl. The village spirals into fear and panic. Naftali defends Fahed but finds it difficult as his life spins out of control in this dark comedy. | 2017, 93 Min

    2017 Venice Film Festival – Official Selection

    2017 Haifa Film Festival – Best Actor 

    Guest in Attendance: Producer Ehud Bleiberg 

     

     

    BETWEEN THE WORLDS |בין העולמות                            

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Miya Hatav

    While caring for her estranged son who was wounded in a terror attack, Bina bonds with Amal, a young Arab woman who turns out to be the secret lover of Bina’s son. Together they learn truth, faith, understanding, acceptance, and a love that replaces fear. | 2016, 84 Min

     

     

    ANTENNA |אנטנה                                                              

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Arik Rothstein

    Yehoshua, 84 years old, Holocaust survivor, discovers that his neighbor has rented out his roof to a cellular company. Yehoshua becomes obsessed that it is making him ill and wages war with his neighbor. His family gets swept into the battle. They begin to confront their own lives and the dark shadow of Yehoshua’s past.     | 2016, 100 Min

    Guest in Attendance: Director Arik Rothstein 

     

     

    HEROINE |גיבורה                                                                  

    L.A. PREMIERE                                                 

    Dir: Atara Frish, Heli Hardy, Yasmin Schryer-Ozary, Shira Pajurski, Shira Porat

    Five cinematic short stories, written and directed by five women. Each episode’s title represents the main character’s profession: The Officer, The Babysitter, The Nurse, The Stripper, and The Director, reflecting the heart of each woman.  A cinematic revelation of real women and their choices in 21st Century Israel. | 2017, 87 Min

     

     

    EWA | אווה                                                                             

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Haim Tabakman

    Ewa, a holocaust survivor, has been married to Yoel for decades. While caring for his ailing wife, Yoel finds a bank note, with Ewa's signature on it, informing him of a lien on a property he owns and never knew about. His investigation will change their lives forever of Ewa's private nature, Yoel investigation of the matter will change their life forever.  | 2016, 82 Min

    2016 Tokyo International Film Festival

     

     

    AND THEN SHE ARRIVED |ואז היא הגיעה                         

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Roee Florentin

    Dan Freilich, a handsome nerd, has his life organized and planned for the next 50 years. He is getting ready to marry his high school sweetheart, Tamar. That’s all you need, right? Apparently not.| 2017, 104 Min  

    Guest in Attendance: Actor Michael Aloni  

     

     

    INDOORS | חדרי הבית                                                     

    WEST COAST PREMIERE

    Dir: Eitan Green  

    Avraham is a small–time contractor trying to make it big. His career ambitions overshadow his family, until one of his projects finds them drowning in debt. Under the threat of financial ruin, his wife and son come to his aid, helping him rediscover their strength and love for him. | 2016, 109 Min

    2016 Jerusalem International Film Festival – Official Selection

     

     

    OPERATION EGG |מבצע ביצה                                           

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Alon Gur Arye

    In order to win a cooking contest and a big prize, a couple of con men decide to grab a rare eagle’s egg that’s being transferred from the Ramat Gan Safari Park to a venue on the Golan Heights so it can be added to their dish. | 2017, 90 Min

    Guests in Attendance: Director Alon Gur Arye & Producer Ofer Naim

     

     

    ALMOST FAMOUS |כמעט מפורסמת                                   

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Marco Carmel

    A contemporary drama that sensitively describes what it is to be a teen in the world today.  It exposes the price of the glittering lights and what fame does to a young person’s identity, examining what young people dream of being and the courage to choose who they really are. | 2017, 95 Min. 

    Guest in Attendance: Producer Ofer Naim

     

     

    HOMEPORT | נמל בית                                                 

    WEST COAST  PREMIERE

    Dir: Erez Tadmor

    After years at sea, Aaron returns to the port of Ashdod hoping to reconnect with his kids.  He clashes with his new corrupt boss and falls in love—then is forced to make a cruel choice as he realizes that life on land is more complicated than he thought. | 2016, 95 Min  

    2016 Haifa International Film Festival Winner – Best Cinematographer

     

     

    DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

     

    BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE | בן גוריון, אפילוג    

    31IFF OPENING NIGHT GALA PRESENTATION 

    Dir: Yariv Mozer

    Lost for decades, this interview of an 82 year-old David Ben-Gurion reveals the mind and soul of one of modern history's greatest leaders. Interviewed in his desert home, far from the political fray, his deep reflections provide a surprising vision for today's world leaders and for the future of Israel. | 2016, 70 Min

    2017 Ofir Awards – Winner Best Documentary

    Guest in Attendance: Director Yariv Mozer

     

     

    PHOTO FARAG | פוטו פרג'

    L.A. PREMIERE

    Dir: Kobi Farag 

    A real -life story of the first Iraqi-Jewish family to become a household name in Israel. The Farag family built a hugely successful photography business that revolutionized the way Israelis created and related to pictures. Photo Farag explores the destructive forces within a family determined to leave its mark on Israeli society.| 2017, 77 Min

    2017 Silver Award at the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards

     

     

    DIMONA TWIST | דימונה טוויסט 

    WEST COAST PREMIERE

    Dir: Michal Aviad

    Dimona Twist combines conversations and rare archival footage of seven women who came to the desert decades ago. Coming from far regions of the world, they share stories full of humor, fashion and sorrow, facing with dignity their struggles to create a rich and meaningful life in the middle of nowhere.

    2016, 71 Min

    2016 Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Israeli Documentary

     

     

    MUHI | מוחי     

    WEST COAST PREMIERE                          

    Dir: Rina Castelnuovo, Tamir Elterman

    For the past seven years Muhi, a brave boy from Gaza and his devoted Muslim grandfather, have been living in an Israeli hospital, unable to return home. Saved by those considered enemies of his people, Muhi’s story transcends identity, religion and the conflict that divides his world.|

    2017, 89 Min

    2017 Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Documentary 

     

     

    WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS |כשהעשן מתפזר  

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Dir: Rebecca Shore

    True stories of young war veterans whose unthinkable battle experiences leave them with life-altering mental and physical scars that disconnect them from society. A revolutionary idea gives them the courage to face their obstacles and pain. Their shared healing and personal growth transforms them into the heroes of their own lives. | 2017, 85 Min

    2017 Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

     

     

    TV SERIES:

     

    FAUDA | פאודה                                             

    WORLD PREMIERE (2nd Season)

    Creator:  Avi Issacharoff, Lior Raz

    "Fauda” (Arabic for Chaos) is the nail-biting Israeli television series that depicts both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An undercover Israeli Special Forces unit operates inside Palestinian territories, hunting down terrorists. Hailed for giving both Jewish and Arab characters equal screen time and complex storylines, the second season focuses on real world events. | 2017, 34 Min

    2015 Awards of the Israeli Television Academy, Best Drama Series,   Best Cinematography       

    Guests in Attendance: Writer & Actor Lior Raz, Writer Avi Issascharoff, and Actor Laëtitia Eïdo 

     

     

    MOSSAD 101 | המדרשה                               

    U.S. PREMIERE (2nd Season)

    Dir: Daniel Syrkin

    Creator:  Izrah Harlev, Uri Levron, Daniel Syrkin

    After a failed mission abroad, a Mossad agent is recalled to Israel where he is tasked with recruitment and development of a new training program with “out of the box” thinking for the next batch of agents. Mossad focuses on the human side of its agents and their personal experiences.

    2017, 42 Min

    Guest in Attendance: Actor Yehuda Levi

     

     

    YOUR HONOR | כבודו

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Creator:  Shlomo Moshiah, Ron Ninio

    A brilliant judge is on the cusp of a big promotion when his son becomes embroiled in a hit-and-run. The comatose victim is a member of a notorious crime family. This thriller weaves together high-pressure situations and ethical questions. As a parent, what would you do to save your child?

    2015, 36 Min

     

     

    NEVSU | נבסו

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Creator:  Yossi Wassa, Shay Ben Atar, Liat Shavit

    Gili Chalchau, an Ethiopian-born advertiser, is married to Tamar, an artist and sculptor of Ashkenazi- Polish origin. They are trying to raise their five-year-old child in a healthy environment, despite the prejudices and tensions of the extended family. Each reunion of their families causes differences of opinion and more complications| 2017, 30 Min

    Guest in Attendance: Writer & Actor Yossi Vassa

     

     

    THE HAREM | הרמון 

    U.S. PREMIERE

    Creators: Anat Barzili, Hadar Galron

    A psychological thriller about a manipulative family father living in polygamy. | 2017,  Min

    Guest in Attendance: Actor Alon Aboutboul

     

     

    SPECIAL TRIBUTES:

     

    LATE SUMMER BLUES | בלוז לחופש הגדול

    Dir: Renen Schorr

    In 1970s Israel, a group of graduating high school seniors are fulfilling their personal dreams. Under the shadow of a wartime draft and the death of a friend, they turn their graduation ceremony into a pacifist showcase—a celebration of student resistance in the spirit of the musical Hair.|

    1987, 101 Min

    Won the Silver Menorah Award – for best film, best screenplay and best original score

    Israel Film Festivals in New York and Los Angeles - prize for Outstanding Film

     

     

    THE TROUPE | הלהקה 

    Dir: Avi Nesher

    This offbeat musical follows members of a military band whose mission is to entertain the Israeli Army following the Six Day War in 1967. Suffering tensions, romances, heartbreaks and internal fights, they must come together if they are to be crowned the best band.| 1978, 112 Min

     

    For 31 years, the Festival has presented over 950 feature films, documentaries, television dramas and short films to close to a million film goers and brought hundreds of Israeli filmmakers to the U.S. to share their art.  The Israel Film Festival is produced by IsraFest Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization created in 1982.  Among the Sponsors of the 31st Israel Film Festival are long-time partners Millennium Media, Adelson Family Foundation, The Hollywood Reporter, Rabinovich Film Project, Israel Film Fund, Variety, Eclipse, Maurice Marciano Family Foundation, Max Webb Foundation, David and Judy Shore Foundation, CAA, Screen International, New Regency, Bank Leumi USA, Four Seasons Hotel, The Orlando Hotel, SLS Hotel, Pacific Holdings, Yvel and the Israel Consulate in Los Angeles, to name a few. 

    Ticket sales start OCTOBER 20th
    Opening Night Gala VIP Tickets: $150
    Opening Night Gala Tickets: $50

    To attend the 31st IFF Opening Night Gala, Award Presentation and Screenings of the Israel Film Festival, or to purchase tickets contact IsraFest Foundation:
    Office: 310.247.1800 • Email: info@IsraelFilmFestival.org

    Visit us at www.IsraelFilmFestival.com

     

     

     

     

     


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    Bruno Chatelin and the Filmfestivals.com Team, Laurie Kirby and Stuart MacNaught from FestForums and Lise Romanoff VisionFilms CEO request the pleasure of your company and a taste from your country to share with fun and with other festival directors and peers at our AFM reception. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL FILMFESTIVALS.COM WINE TASTING PARTY FOR FESTIVAL DIRECTORS with our great selection from California wines.   November 3rd , 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Loews Las Flores. Reserved for Festival Directors/organizers please RSVP...
     

    FestForums Santa Barbara Register with our partner discount, only from filmfestivals.com

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    >   American Film Market Previews November 1 - 8 2017

    Summer Hill is getting Vicious at AFM!!!

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    Summer Hill Entertainment (formerly TomCat Films) is now setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 1st to 8th. Our suite number will be 327B. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327. 
     

    Summer Hill Entertainment offerings for AFM 2017

    Experience the nightmare of "Gridlock" with Summer Hill Entertainment

     
    All new releases are available worldwide - ask for screeners and find more detailed information of the films here below!   ...
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    During AFM check the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles Films with Honors to Tambor, Ashkenazi, Ben-Gurion, Fauda

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    31st ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING TO RUN NOVEMBER 5th – 21st, 2017 Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Tambor will receive the 2017 IFF Achievement in Television Award, and multiple award-winning (including the 2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Award for Best Actor), Israeli movie star Lior Ashkenazi will be honored with the 2017 IFF Cinematic Achievement Award at the 31st Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala, Award Presentation and Screening in Los Angele...
     

    TomCat returns with "It Kills" at AFM!

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    AFM - "Hard Visit" - Official Trailer from Josh Mitchell

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    new feature film HARD VISIT - www.vimeo.com/picknroll/hardvisittrailer   "Hard Visit" - Official Trailer www.vimeo.com A down on his luck actor is rescued from obscurity by his wealthy sports bookie brother but when a calculating female hustler comes between them their relationship…     Josh Mitchell www.vimeo.com Hollywood writer-director, f...
     

    Synopsis An intimate portrait of the noted contemporary photographer, Adam Fuss, shot over a year in New York and Sussex, England. Our documentary delves into the artist’s creative process, and the life forces that inspire it. 53 minutes, USA  October 2017 Directed by Svetlana Cemin Watch the t...Digital Gym

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    Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event announce the projects for the Script Pool and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange

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    POWR pitching session, 2016 The two initiatives by Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event that work with script projects, have announced the 2017 participants. Script Pool Tallinn is the new script development competition that is launching at this year’s Industry@Tallinn with the main prize including 5000 euros and mentoring sessions with a professional script doctor, both provided by the European leading licensing company Telepool. Seven teams consisting of scriptwriters and produce...
     

    Black Nights Film Festival mourns the passing of programmer Igor Gouskov

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    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival sadly informs that festival programmer, film researcher and critic Igor Gouskov passed away on the 8th of October.   Gouskov died  in Paris where he had lived for the last few years. He was 50 years old.   Festival director Tiina Lokk said: ‘Igor was one of those rare indispensable people who helped form the face of the festival’s programme, not only with his recommendations, but also his enormous passion and erudition. He was both kind-hearted and wise, and he lived in the name of film.’.
     
    Bruno Chatelin adds "Rest in Peace dear Igor, we met in few occasions but it was always fun and professionnal"
     

    The Black Nights Film Festival is to celebrate’s Finland’s 100th anniversary with a 48-hour marathon screening

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    Moonlight Sonata     In special recognition of Finland's 100th birthday, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has created a special programme of 23 films celebrating Finnish cinematic history, which will be shown in a 48-hour-long marathon screening.  The unprecedented screening is set to take place between the 24th and 26th of November at the old cinematheque Kinomaja in Tallinn’s Old Town. The events programme will include a karaoke contest and a live peforman...
     

    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival completes the Official Selection lineup with eleven new titles

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    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival adds ten films to the previously announced eight that will compete in the Official Selection (formerly called the Main Competition) for the festival’s Grand Prix and one film that will be screened out of competition. Ten of the films in the competition line-up will have their world, seven their international and one its European premiere. Eight films are from Europe, seven from Asia, two have been made in the US and one in South America. Festiv...

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    Maurice Haeemes - The director's statement

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    Director Biography Maurice has a Bachelor’s degree from the VJTI School of Engineering of the University of Mumbai and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has enjoyed successful careers in mechanical/fluid engineering, investment banking, and software entrepreneurship. Maurice has studied Filmmaking, Screenwriting and the Entertainment Business at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) and at the University of California Los Angel...
     
     

    Chimera - Cast and Crew

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    Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2017, votes close end of november

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    Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2017 Deadline: Thursday, 30 November  Please consider voting for Bruno Chatelin  EFA President: According to the statutes of the European Film Academy, the president of the association shall be elected by the members upon proposal of the board for a period of five years. The EFA Board feels that Wim Wenders, who has been EFA's president since 1996, should continue his excellent work. EFA Board: The s...
     

    Bruno Chatelin interviewed on festivals for Cine@art magazine of the 8th Bridges International Film Festival

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    Interview Bruno Chatelin was interviewed by Petra Terzi for CINE@ART magazine freepress of the festival! Bridges    Question 1: You have an interesting background of business education, marketing and film distribution career. You are also the founder of filmfestivals.com, which serves as a documentation of the numerous film festivals around the world. What was the reason behind your fascination with  the film industry and especially with film festivals? In brief i...
     
     

    JONAH BRYSON will receive the 2017 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero at Planet in Focus

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    Born and raised in southern France, Jonah Bryson fell in love with exploring all the Mediterranean Sea had to offer, and deeply connected with the underwater world. At the early age of 12, Jonah decided to undertake his first feature film, A Sweet Spot in Time. This co-production with undersea explorer and producer Fabien Cousteau features world-renowned personalities including Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, social media phenomenon Prince Ea, and National Geographic ocea...
     

    Deeply sorry for our friend Stephen Ashton with Wine Country Film Festival and Ashton Vineyards

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    Greetings colleagues, friends and family,   We are deeply saddened to share that we lost our home and ranch in the fire that ravaged Glen Ellen on October 9th. We've lost everything: our home, daughter's cottage, film and art studio, shop and barn. Equally heartbreaking we lost our most treasured family photos, Stephen's photography and countless irreplaceable family heirlooms. All up in smoke for only the gods to see.   We’re h...
     

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    #BIFED2017 Awards Met with Their Owners

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    4th Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary has ended with screenings of winners on Sunday, October 15. Awards ceremony took place on Saturday, October 14 in the Bozcaada Community Centre. 20 films in the International Comp...
     

    Cannes Awards Selects British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park Video as 2017 Festival Winner

     
    Second Win for the Nord Anglia Education Chicago-based School The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards selected a three-part STEAM DIY Series produced by Chicago-based production house Richter Studios as a recipient of the Silver Dolphin in the Social Media and Short Video category. Winners were announced last Thursday evening in the French Riviera resort town where Richter Studios CEO Jeremy Richter and BISC Lincoln Park ...
     

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    2017 Iris Film Winners announced at carnival celebration in Cardiff

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    ·       Swedish director Mikael Bundsen wins international Iris Prize for Mother Knows Best (Mamma Vet Bäst) “A brilliantly scripted and intense short film which uses a great economy of shots to tell a powerful and universal story.” ·       Dionne Edwards’s film We Love Moses wins the Best British Award. ·       Best Feature win for Prom King, 2010 &middo...
     

    FNC 2017 Awards

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    Winners of the 16th edition of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte

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    THE URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL 2017 AWARD WINNERS

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    PiF hosts the 4th Annual International Green Film Network Awards.

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    Planet in Focus, Canada’s foremost and longest running environmental film festival, is honoured to be hosting the 4th Annual International Green Film Network Awards. The Green Film Network brings together the major film festivals that take place annually around the globe that focus on environmental issues. The network objective is to coordinate the events of the associated festivals, promote environmental films worldwide and encourage initiatives and projects that might help p...
     

    BFI London Film Festival 2017: Awards

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    LOVELESS (Best Film), THE WOUND (Best First Feature), KINGDOM OF US (Best Documentary) and THE RABBIT HUNT (Best Short Film) receive the Star of London The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Award-winners at its high profile Awards dinner, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Hosted by James Nesbitt and with an address from BFI Chair Josh Berger, guests includedAndrea Arnold, Hayley Atwel...

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    NYC Independent Film Festival 2018

    May 7 - May 13, 2018

    November 30, 2017 Regular Deadline I  December 31, 2017  Late Deadline I January 31, 2018 Extended Deadline I

    NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYC Indie film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

    The festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

    NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

    Profile on filmfestivals.com I Website I Facebook I Twitter I  SUBMIT I Contact Dennis Cieri

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    Sonoma International FilmFestival 

    March 21 – 25, 2018

    December 15, 2017 Regular Deadline I January 2, 2018 Late Deadline I January 29, 2018 Extended Deadline I

    Submissions for 2018 Sonoma International FilmFestival (March 21-25, 2018) open on August 1, 2017.

    Acceptances will be sent out by email in early February, 2018.  Please do not contact office before that date.

    Thank you to all of our filmmakers for submitting your creative work to us. We had an unprecedented number of great films in 2017 and look forward to seeing all the submissions for the upcoming 21st SIFF.

    Sonoma International Film Festival endeavors to celebrate the best in independent and international features, documentaries, and short films.  In Sonoma, it is all about the filmmakers.

    Sonoma International Film Festival's blog I Website www.sonomafilmfest.org I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Past Winners I Contact Kevin W. McNeely I 707-933-2600 I 103 E. Napa St. Suite A Sonoma, California 95476 United States

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    Winter Film Awards in NY

    February 22 - March 3

    Regular Deadline-Oct 25, Late Deadline-Nov 15.

     

    Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway!

    Over $100,000 in Cash, Prizes & Distribution Opportunities!

    We seek creative fresh voices from emerging filmmakers worldwide in all genres and lengths – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos.

    WINTER FILM AWARDS IS NEW YORK CITY. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Join us for our 7th Annual Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 22 – Mar 3 2018 for live screenings, cool discussion panels and awesome fun parties. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for details. SUBMIT

    Submit your work via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA and use discount code WFA18FILMFESTCOM25 to take 25% off your submission fee!

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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

    PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM

    EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30TH, 2017!  

    Fantasporto’2018 | Oporto International Film Festival announces our Call for Film Entries for the 38th annual festival, running February 20th till March 4th.

    This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts in the Fantasy competition. The Director’s Week is for features only, in all genres except fantasy.

    Deadlines for Entries for 2018 edition are October 30th (Early Call) and December 5th (Final Call).

    Films can be submitted now using the film submission website www.fantasporto.com

    Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 20,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

    Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

    Check the  Regulations on the site www.fantasporto.com.

    Fantasporto'sblog I Website  I Submit I  Facebook I Twitter I Contact Mario Dorminsky I Entry Form

     

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

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    PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM

    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!

    WorldFest Houston's blog Website: http://www.worldfest.org I Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact Hunter Todd

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     New Media Film Festival

    June 12 -14, 2018

    "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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    PiF hosts the 4th Annual International Green Film Network Awards.

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    Planet in Focus, Canada’s foremost and longest running environmental film festival, is honoured to be hosting the 4th Annual International Green Film Network Awards. The Green Film Network brings together the major film festivals that take place annually around the globe that focus on environmental issues. The network objective is to coordinate the events of the associated festivals, promote environmental films worldwide and encourage initiatives and projects that might help p...
     

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    MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 EARLY BIRD until October 14!

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    MIAFF is bursting into its 5th edition and will be a spectacular 5th year birthday party! Call for entries are now open so take advantage of early bird rates until October 14 For festival strategy and consultation contact Animation Calling today! With hundreds of submissions from all over the world MIAFF 5 will be screening your film alongside  an ANIMAZING party to boot!         ... 
     

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    HORROR CALLING

    2017 South African HorrorFest Selections

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    Greetings from Cape Town!   We're happy to announce our 13th South African HORRORFEST selections! Thanks to one and all for you submissions.   It was as difficult as always and it's never fun not to include a movie… But that said, we always see if we can incorporate those not selected into other movie events we host - www.flamedrop.com/events   In no particular order, here are the Feature Film selections:   THE GLASS COFFIN  SIEMBAMB...

     

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    DOC FESTS CALLING

    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announces the programming of its 20th edition

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    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will hold its 20th annual edition this November 9 to 19. With 142 films from 47 countries and a program of special free screenings in different Montreal neighbourhoods, the RIDM is more committed than ever to its mission of democratizing and promoting auteur documentaries.   The festival will present 18 world premieres, 19 North American premieres, 28 Canadian premieres ...
     
     

     

     

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    SFFILM to Present ‘SF Honors’ Award for Achievement in Filmmaking to Darkest Hour Starring Gary Oldman

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    Star-Studded Award Presentation to Feature Onstage Tribute and In-Depth Conversation with Director Joe Wright, Actors Gary Oldman and Ben Mendelsohn, and More SFFILM has announced that its second annual SF Honors program will acknowledge the groundbreaking accomplishments of Darkest Hour, from Focus Features and Working Title, with a public screening event Monday, November 6, 6:30 pm at the Castro Theatre. Director Joe Wright, the film’s star Gary Oldman, along with ac...
     
     

     

    Chimera The Synopsis : Do you want to live forever?

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      A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish. SYNOPSIS Imagine a world without aging, injury, disease or death. Quint’s obsesson with this utopian dream pushes him to the edge of his sanity. Rather than risk losing his dying children, Quint decides to preserve them in a cryonic ametabol...
     
     

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    Five Debut Films Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

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    The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2017 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.  This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Member Angeles González-Sinde (Spain), EFA Member Mihai Chirilov (Romania), and Isabelle Danel (France), Robbie E...
     
     

    Weinsteingate

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    The Weinstein Revelations: I'm shocked -- shocked -- to find that sexual harassment has been going on around there  ...   ...
     

    Waiting Room

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    Five people wake up in an abandoned warehouse. None of them has any recollection of memory of who they are and how they got there. All of them have to remember and to find a way to get out of this place before it is too late. Directed by Alexandros Leondaridis and in collaboration with Little Studio Films, this terrifying film will keep you guessing until the very end. ...
     
     

    Summer Dance

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      Nia Sioux has grown up in front of our eyes through her role in the popular TV show "Dance Moms." Through Alexia Melocchi of Little Studio Films and producer and entrepreneur Charles Randolph, Nia will soon begin a new project, acting on screen in the upcoming film, "Summer Dance," which will begin shooting this October. Throughout the years on "Dance Moms," Nia's professionalism and grace in dance earned her respect both in and outside of the danc...
     
     
     

    The Visit of the Unknown Filmfan

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    New additions to the line up of The Virginia Film Festival

     
    The Virginia Film Festival announced additional titles and special guests for its 2017 program today including actor Anthony Michael Hall, who will come in for a screening of his film The Lears. Other highlighted guests include director Trudie Styler, who will discuss her film Freak Show; actor Noel Fisher, who will take part in a panel discussion about the acclaimed new National Geographic Channel Iraq War series The Long Road Home; and actor Nick Robinson, who joins writer/director/actor Willi...

    Red Compass Media releases The Lost Tree and starts selling Living Among Us at AFM.

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    After a serious traumatic accident, a man leaves his old life behind and moves to an isolated cabin to start over. He soon learns of the surroundings of the area and its dangerous past. Writtend and directed by Brian A. Metcalf, produced by Red Compass Media. Formed in 2012, Red Compass Media is an entertainment media company that is focused on releasing high-quality content in film, televison and digital formats. Red Compass Media is based both in Los Angeles and Sing...Digital Gym

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    CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems USA India Thriller Science Fiction 79 minutes

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    A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish.

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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.

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    LIVING AMONG US by Brian Metcalf  - Vampire Found Footage Thriller Ocober 2017 80 minutes

    A family of Vampires hire some filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results.  STARRING: John Heard (Home Alone), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You).

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    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, A documentary presented by Jeff Bridges.
    USA October 2017 - 83 minutes

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    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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    Filmfestivals.com partners with the 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese

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    8th “BRIDGES” INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF PELOPONNESE 12-22 October 2017       The 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese is going to be held from the 12th until the 18th of October at the Cineplex Flisvos cinema in Corinth with the collaboration of the Centre of Culture, Sports and Environment, and from the 19th until the 22nd of October at the Theatre Trianon in Nafplio, with the collaboration of the municipality of Nafplio. Th...   

    Los Cabos Film Festival Announces its Galas

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    BATTLE OF THE SEXES, DOWNSIZING, MOLLY’S GAME AND THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, WILL HAVE THE...
     

    The 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese kicks off tomorrow

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    The 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese is going to be held from the 19th until the 22nd of October at the Trianon Theatre in Nafplio co-organized with the Municipality of Nafplio, including film screenings and parallel events. The festival is under the auspice of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture & Sport and the Municipality of Nafplio.   This year,  the acclaimed Greek filmmaker, Costas Ferris is honored with a tribute i...
     
     

    UNAFF starts tomorrow, celebrating 20th anniversary and RESPECT!

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      Founded in 1998 UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) uses the power of documentary film to create a community forum for discovery and dialogue about different cultures, local and global issues & solutions on aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals. UNAFF was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   Over the years UNAFF has screened some of the most influential documentaries, including 7 that won ...
     

    Accepting VR Entries for 2018 NYC Independent Film Festival!

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    We're bringing back the VR Experience in 2018! Submit your VR project today for your chance of being showcased and announced a winner in May 2018! The next deadline to submit your project is Novemeber 30, 2017. Submit here: http://bit.ly/2ilIQQp We're accepting VR subsmissions within the following specifications: Submit your Cinematic or Interactive VR piece to be a part of the first ever, day-long VR experience! 360 Videos/Cinematic VR: submissions must be uploaded to YouTube in a 360...
     
     

    44th edition of Film Fest Gent in full gear

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    The 44th edition of Film Fest Gent has kicked off with the Belgian premiere of Philippe Van Leeuw’s award-winning drama ‘Insyriated’, attended by the director and actress Juliette Navis. During the opening night, a Joseph Plateau Honorary Award was also given to Pierre Drouot, the CEO of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF). Until 20 October, Film Fest Gent will showcase almost 120 features, docs ...
     
     

    Los Cabos 6 announces the selection with 93% mexican premieres

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      93% OF THESE FILMS WILL BE SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MEXICO. Los Cabos International Film Festival is proud to announce its 14 films in competition 93% of them will have their premier during our Sixth Edition:  5 world premieres, 2 international premieres and 6 Mexican premieres.   The Festival is known for having a young and independent talent curatorship in its Official Selection, and for creating space...
     

    FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) explores the lives of young people in U18: Love in the Times of Internet

     
    With its U18 Youth Film Competition, the 27th FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) explores the lives of young people in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.   Nine feature- and medium-length films from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic will compete in the U18 Youth Film Competition of the 27th FFC (7 to 12 November 2017) for the prize for Best Youth Film endowed with EUR 3,000 bestowed by Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG (LEAG). As in previous years, the prize will be aw...
     

    The 10th Annual Bushwick Film Festival wrapped!

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        Th efestival took place October 12-15   *Diarra Kilpatrick Received BFF's 2017 Rising Star Award* Oscar-Winning and -Nominated Jury Included:  Caroline Waterlow (O.J.: Made in America) Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp) Sam Pollard (4 Little Girls)   "The Bushwick Film Festival shines a light on indie filmmakers and diversity in the film industry." - NBC NEWS   "The event brings...
     
     

    The 8th "Bridges" International Film Festival of Peloponnese opened this week end

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      Last night, the Official Opening Ceremony of the 8th "Bridges" International Film Festival of Peloponnese was held  successful at the Cineplex Flisvos in Corinth. The Corinthian Philarmonic Orchestra, with the conductor Galatia Moraetaki, performed a variety of film soundtracks and they were applauded by the audience. Following, the performance by Global Arts Studion - choreography by Sophia Glikofridi- which impressed the audience. The music and dancing events sig...

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    Découvrez le 27éme festival international du film d'animation LES NUITS MAGIQUES

     
    Le 27éme festival international du film d'animation LES NUITS MAGIQUES aura lieu du 29 novembre au 10 décembre au cinéma LE FESTIVAL de Bègles, premier cinéma français spécialisé en cinéma d'animation et effets spéciaux. Au programme : Une compétition internationale de courts métrages d'animation répartie en 7 catégories dotée de plusieurs prix du public: -Fanta...
     
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    Du 6 au 12 novembre 2017, L’association L’Autre Cinéma, en partenariat avec le Cinéma LES 400 COUPS de Villefranche-sur-Saône, propose ses 22ème Rencontres du cinéma francophone en Beaujolais. Depuis plus de 20 ans, la manifestation continue de suivre ses missions premières : proposer une compétition de films audacieux, faire découvrir les jeunes talents, s’ouvrir aux films venus d’ailleurs et offrir de vrais momen...
     
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        Coup d'envoi de la 13e édition de Mon Premier festival dans une semaine ! Pour en savoir plus sur la séance d'ouverture, faire connaissance avec Anaïs Demoustier, marraine du ...
     
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    Les rencontres avec les invités   >Lundi 23 octobre à 16h30, au Corum-Joffre 1 Master class Merzak Allouache animée par Samir Ardjoum >Mardi 24 octobre à 16h30, au Corum-Joffre 1 À la rencontre d’Éric Toledano et Olivier Nakache animée par Michèle Driguez En compagnie des co...
     
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    CINÉMA : LE FESTIVAL DE LA BANDE-ANNONCE REVIENT À BOIS-D’ARCY !   Pour sa troisième édition, le festival de la bande-annonce de Bois-d’Arcy, le B.A-B.A, propose une plongée originale dans l’histoire du 7e art : Samedi 18 novembre à 20h00 : Le B.A-B.A : diffusion d’une sélection de bandes-annonces inédites, soirée animée par Vincent Perrot avec la participation de Lucas Masson, cr&eacut...
     
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    Du 3 au 12 novembre prochains, Arras Film Festival vous invite à vivre l'événement cinéma le plus enthousiasmant et le plus populaire au nord de Paris ! ...
     
     

    Présentation de la 4ème Saison du HeroFestival Marseille

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    Le HeroFestival c’est …2 jours de découverte, 2 jours de jeux, 2 jours hors du temps pendant lesquels le visiteur devient le Héro ! Cette année encore, outre la diversité des animations, de nombreux guests ont répondu présent pour partager cette nouvelle édition. Les fans de BD, de Manga, de Comics, de Séries TV, de Cinéma, de Cosplay et de Jeux vidéo pourront rencontrer plus de 70 créateurs, dess...
     

    L'Affiche Officielle de la 43e Cérémonie des César

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    Louis Malle, François Truffaut, Luis Buñuel, Jacques Demy, Orson Welles, Joseph Losey, Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean Renoir, …, les plus grands cinéastes ont sublimé leurs œuvres en la faisant tourner devant leurs caméras ! … Jean-Louis Trintignant, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Brigitte Bardot, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Piccoli, Lino Ventura, …, les plus grands interprètes ont...
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    The second year of Open Doors in South Asia: sharing visions, building film industries. 8 countries 8 film projects 8 proactive producers 22 films Directed by Ricardo Torres 70th Locarno Festival 2 – 12 | 8 | 2017


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