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    We've been talking about it for years but now it has launched.  Action On Film has combined with The Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festivals and Writing Competitions to create the most sensational 10 Days in Film Festival History with the Brand New AOF presents MEGAFest.  The show is comprised of a minimum of Ten Festivals, Writing Competitions, Awards and more.  Ten festivals all at once with ten times more of what every filmmaker or writer wants including seminars, parties, screenings, live events, award shows, industry, celebs and more.

         The festivals that will form the MEGAFest are:  The Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival and Writers Event II, The 14th Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writers Celebration, The Michael DePasquale jr Icon Awards III, The Dr. Robert Goldman Legendary Stunt Awards II, The Script Summit Written Word Competition I presented by WeFixYourScript.com, The Polish Short Film Festival Internationale II, The World Cinema Iran IV and the Young Storytellers Awards and Competition FREE to Kids 15 and Under.
         MEGAFest will take place at the Brenden Theaters in Las Vegas once again, with sold out audiences and celebrities like Bill Duke (Predator, Bird On A Wire, Deep Cover), Glynn Turman, Donny Boaz (Six), Michelle Lukes (Strikeback), John Savage, Michael Pare, Rikishi, JJ Perry, James Lew and many others.  The event will once again take place in August.

         Event Creator Del Weston said, 'This is the biggest thing to happen to film festivals in a very long time.  Most festivals cater to one genre or group but with MEGAFest, you get it all.  It is inclusive, open to all ages, open to both straight and gay projects, action and non action films with a great series of documentary, mature themes, animation, pilots, family, experimental and of course foreign and international films and shorts.

     


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    The 21st edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) saw the festival’s global online media reach cross the one billion mark, more than doubling last year’s result. The festival had media coverage in 70 different countries.

    Black Nights also set a new attendance record of 80 289 which is a slight rise from the previous two editions. The festival and its industry event Industry@Tallinn, co-organised with the Baltic Event co-production market, hosted 1291 guests, which is a 24% rise on last year.

    The festival held 909 screenings, with the main programme including 233 feature films from 70 different countries.  There were 20 world, 26 international and 10 European premieres.

    In addition, 50 features were screened at the Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Just Film, which also set a new attendance record of 17 000 and hosted its biggest number of guests to date - 28 people.

    The new sub-festival PÖFF Shorts that combines two formerly separate sub-festivals – animation festival Animated Dreams and short film festival Sleepwalkers – hosted 130 people and screened 257 shorts, with eight films having their world premieres.

    The festival saw it’s biggest number of volunteers to date, with more than 400, from 10 different countries, doing over 15 000 work hours.

    This rise in interest comes as a positive surprise to festival director Tiina Lokk: „We are extremely grateful to the journalists and filmmakers who have trusted us and attended the festival during the busy pre-holiday period of the year! It is truly astonishing to see both, the number of accredited guests and journalists rise by a quarter with one edition!“

    She went on to add: 'Although I consider the festival, in many senses, to still be in the early development phases. Having gained A-category festival accreditation, we can now say that a considerable part of the world is showing interest in what we do and that is extremely inspiring for the whole team."

    Programme entries make first deals

    As reported by Screen International, some of the titles in the two international competition programmes of the festival have already confirmed their first deals. The Official Selection title The Ball (dir Pasquale Scimeca) that had its world premiere at Black Nights has sold world rights to Italy‘s Coccinelle Film.

    Also world-premiering in the Official Selection, the German-US co-production A Thought of Ecstasy (dir RP Kahl) has sold international rights to Luxembourg-based Paul Thiltges Distributions.

    Having its international premiere in the Official Selection, Little Tito and the Aliens, (dir Paola Randi), distributed by True Colours has sold to Turkey (buyer Medyavizyon), Poland (Kino Swiat) and China (Times Vision).

    The Belgian drama Resurrection that had its international premiere in the First Feature Competition of the festival was acquired by the Italian sales company TVCO.

     

     

     

     

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    Future Femme Festival May 10 – 13, 2018

     

    January 25, 2018 Regular Deadline
    March 31, 2018 Late Deadline I May 1, 2018 Extended Deadline

    The Future Femme Film Festival is now open.

    FutureFemmes make movies.
    FutureFemmes make history.

    Anyone who identifies as a Future Femme may enter.

    Does your movie: elevate future femme perspectives, support the advancement of future femme talent, and empower future femmes through cinema?

    Enter now: FutureFemmeFest via Film Freeway. Take 50% your entry with this code filmfestivalscomff

    Future Femme Fest is a celebration of cinema. We bring the film festival experience to you via live competitions and our streaming partners.

    Movies under 60 minutes running time can enter FutureFemme Short Film Fest.

    Prizes

    $1000 cash for each category,
    A chance to find an audience through FemmeFest screening events/community worldwide, 

    The Future Femme Short Film Fest begins its UK tour in May 2018.

    Finalists & winners will have the chance to find an audience at 8 live events throughout the UK.

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    18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival. April 5 – 15, 2018

    December 18, 2017 Extended Deadline

    We're the festival that filmmakers love.  You've worked hard to make your film. Now it's time to share it with a great audience inside a beautiful theater and experience firsthand why MovieMaker Magazine calls us one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World!

    The festival once again returns to early April and we anticipate another great year with incredible films and film-hungry audiences. We've got an amazing venue, excited audiences and all we need are your films. Plus this year we're expanding to a second weekend which gives us an opportunity to screen most films at least three times.

    The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there. The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, started in 2000, and it has quickly become Arizona's Largest Film Festival.

     

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    ARY FILM FESTIVAL The largest festival in Pakistan April 2018

    After a successful and commendable execution of ARY Film Festival in 2017, the festival is back again for its second edition in 2018 for which submissions are now open till December  31st 2017.

    The 3 day festival commenced in May 2017 and screened 33 films, which were shortlisted by the jury from around 400 entries received from all over the world. Apart from the regular entries, the festival also came up with special screenings of internationally acclaimed films such as Maheen Zia’s ‘Lyari Notes’, ‘Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story’ contributed by the American Film Showcase and Anjum Shehzad’s ‘Mah e Mir’.  Additionally, Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Song of Lahore’ was also premiered at the festival. Delhi International Film Festival was also one of the collaborating partners of the festival.

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    The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (April 26 – 29, 2018) is calling for your film

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    December 18, 2017  Regular Deadline I January 8, 2018  

    Voted one of the top 50 Film Festivals worth the Submission Fee in 2016 AND 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent. In recognition of the time and talent of the independent filmmaker, awarding over $40,000 in cash and benefits, including a $10,000 Best of the Fest award.
    Over $40,000 in cash and benefits to be awarded**

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    Seattle International Film Festival  May 17 - June 10, 2018

    Call for entries 2018

    January 5, 2018 - Late submission

    SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover
    extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.

    The Seattle International Film Festival is presented each year from mid-May to mid-June. It is the largest film festival in the United States, presenting more than 400 features, documentaries and short films to an audience of 155,000 each year. SIFF is consistently ranked as one of the top festivals in North America, and is an Academy Award-qualifying festival for short films.

    SIFF started out as an event aimed squarely at Seattle filmgoers, renowned for their strong support for independent cinema and their sophisticated, maverick tastes. Through the years, Seattle audiences have proven themselves to be remarkably astute judges of a film's theatrical strength in the American marketplace. This, in turn, has made SIFF a great testing ground for new films. Our emphasis on keeping the Festival an event aimed first and foremost at filmgoers, provides the films themselves with the kind of genuine audience response that has attracted the participation of so many filmmakers and film distributors.


     

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    Horror of Damned November 1 – 3, 2018

    December 31, 2017 1st Deadline
    February 28, 2018 2nd Deadline I April 30, 2018 3rd Deadline I June 30, 2018 4th Deadline I August 31, 2018 5th Deadline I September 30, 2018 6th Deadline I October 31, 2018 Notification Date I November 1 – 3, 2018 Event Date I

    Horror of Damned is a horror film festival, supporting the best up and coming horror filmmakers from around the world.

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    Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival Feb 16 - 18, 2018 - Horror Calling

    WAB EXTENDED DEADLINE January 9, 2018

    SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL, presented by Famous Monsters, is looking for the next generation of great genre storytellers so their creations can be shared with the world!

    The purpose of the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is to cherry-pick burgeoning creative talent and provide an industry spotlight for the best in genre storytelling — horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and combinations of the three. The only criteria for SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL content other than genre is to captivate the audience and inspire the imagination.

    Designed to discover new talent, unite the entertainment community, and encourage genre conversation, the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is a three-day event comprised of film screenings, award ceremonies, prizes, social gatherings, and celebratory parties. The FESTIVAL will be hosted by the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, CA.

    Visit www.silverscreamfest.com for event details and schedules.

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    13 Horror May 1

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    Final Deadline is April 13, 2018

    Film & Screenplay Contest 2018 Deadline 13 April 2018 Submissions open for 13Horror.com's Film & Screenplay Contest 2018!   13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! 13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers!

    The categories for the contest are: 
    1) Feature-length screenplays 
    2) Short screenplays 
    3) Feature-length movies 
    4) Short movies

     

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    NYC Independent Film Festival 2018

    May 7 - May 13, 2018

    December 31, 2017 Late Deadline  

    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 

    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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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

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    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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    Main Entry Deadline is December 15th 
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    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.

    Email I + 1 310-288-1100 I Website I Facebook I Twitter I 2017 Award Winners I Photos I Videos  I  SUBMIT

     

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    The 2018 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas next April 2018

     

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    Final Deadline Extended 

    The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas next April. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2018. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

    New Categories for 2018:  Magazine Feature, International Affairs Documentary, Use of Technology in Promos, Digital Documentary, Digital Reality TV Drama, and Tourism

    Website I Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact Rose Anderson

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    MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 

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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival 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!     
    SUBMIT  ... Contact : Email I +1-514-260-0848 I 4122 Coloniale Montreal, Quebec H2W2C1 Canada I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Instagram

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    Animation Day in Cannes 2018

    Animaze Daze in Cannes Screenings May 18, 2018

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    Submit your best short animated films for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.

    Enjoy industry visibility in front of the animation professionals attending Cannes during Animation Day in Cannes (second edition). take advantage of free promotion to buyers and media on our Animation Day in Cannes Newsletters, animation Day in Cannes websitefilmfestivals.com pages dedicated to Animation Day in Cannes and our Youtube channel, which will be offered for buyers and Media.

     

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    THE DISCOVERY SECTION Browse our site for other festival calling now.

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    PROMOTE YOUR FILM AND GET READY FOR THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT.

     

    We can offer Festival consulting and marketing services to fit your film ambitions.


    -          The 500€ Festival Fast Track 

     

    The Festival Fast Track service offers you a presence in the film showcase page with links and video streaming. The Film promotion Showcase is a combination of online services, (charged 500€ or about $690) that will bring recognition from our international audience who trust us as the only international media totally dedicated to the festival circuit. The Film promotion Showcase includes all those features: 

    - Film directory Database listing of your film. Ready for a quick initial evaluation.

    - Your film and logo featured on the Showcase Section (linked from all pages) to highlight the film blog itself (example here) including a dedicated page.

    - Newsletter messages:  2 runs to our newsletter audience of 125 000 (4 lines) sample

    - Editorial on filmfestivals.com about your film, 1 article guaranteed.

    - One week long banner campaign on our sites. 728X90 pixels

    - And we include your film in our monthly blast to festival programmers and other festival staffers 

    -          The 350€ Film Showcase Booster

    The package includes the previous packages benefits less the banner campaign.  

    -           The 150€ Filmmakers Showcase Eblast to festival Programers 

    The package and includes your ad in the eBlast with 4 lines promo : visual, title, link to trailer, synopsis 190$ 150€ 

     

    We can also brainstorm with a range of packages include your film blog promotion with banners and newsletter ads  

    We can also discuss a Cannes presence as we are a regular partner of Cannes Market.

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    Indie Film Showcase @ Park City - Special Sponsored Event Opportunity - One Spot Remaining
     
    Cloud 21 and Kultura PR are producing an exclusive event at Sundance on Sunday, January 21 from 2 - 4 PM at a location on Main Street, Park City.  
     
    The event will feature a panel of six film industry individuals, moderated by our exclusive media partner Indie Entertainment Podcast. Following the panel, will be a VIP reception/mixer. We expect 80-100 industry execs, filmmakers and media.
     
    We have one spot remaining for this unprecedented opportunity to promote your film project or company.
     
    Please contact nicolekultura@gmail.com for more details.  P2P.

     

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    Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit!

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    Best wishes from the whole team, and from our group of correspondents around the world for a happy peaceful & successful new year for you and yours on the festival circuit. 

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    BIFF DECEMBER 10 -17 PREVIEW : 

    Bahamas Int’l Film Fest reveals a very powerfull lineup this year

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      Sean Baker’s Drama “The Florida Project” Starring Willem Dafoe, Selected as BIFF 2017 Opening Night Film   The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 14th edition this year, and taking place December 10-17, today revealed the lineup of films screening in the festival’s competition and sidebar sections. The program was announced by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.   This year, the Festival will showcase mor...  
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    Junod, japanese animation, will have a special screening, out of competition at BIFF

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    The film tells the story of the swiss doctor who came to Hiroshima for Red Cross after the bombing saving thousands. It is seen through the eyes of two young girls who magically travel through time...   
     
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    Sundance Jan. 18-28 in Park City, Utah 

    Inside the Mind of a Programmer: Breaking Down the 2018 Festival Lineup

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    Film Still: "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" Nate von Zumwalt Following what's felt like an unusually protracted Sundance Film Festival offseason, and one marked by what Festival Director John Cooper calls a “rejuvenated idea” of the 24-hour news cycle, the 2018 program announcement arrives at a pivotal time for audiences and artists. If we approach 2018 still processing the tumult and instability of the past...
     
     

    2018 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier: Crossroads of Film, Art and Technology

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      (Top, L-R) VR_I, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute;The Sun Ladies VR, Credit: Lucid Dreams Productions; DICKGIRL 3D(X), Credit: Cinesaurus. (Bottom, L-R)  On My Way, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute; Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute; Awavena, Credit: Tashka Yawawnawa/Lance Troxel.   Innovative Independent and Experimental Work to Premiere, Including Artificial Intelligence...
     

    Indie Film Showcase @ Park City - Special Sponsored Event Opportunity

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        Indie Film Showcase @ Park City - Special Sponsored Event Opportunity - One Spot Remaining   Cloud 21 and Kultura PR are producing an exclusive event at Sundance on Sunday, January 21 from 2 - 4 PM at a location on Main Street, Park City.     The event will feature a panel of six film industry individuals, moderated by our exclusive media partner Indie Entertai...

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    > AWARDS WATCH 

    European Film Awards 2017. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented

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      Photo Daniel Hinz  The more than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2017 THE SQUARE WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ruben Östlund PRODUCED BY Erik Hemmendorff & Philippe Bober EUROPEAN COMEDY 2017 THE SQUARE WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ruben Östlund PRODUC...
     

    Friday Harbor Film Festival Awards

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    The quality and diversity of the films screened was amazing. As one attendee remarked of the weekend, "So many films, so little time!" ENTERTAIN * INSPIRE * ENLIGHTEN www.fhff.org           <td valign="top" style="padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm""=""> ...
     

    16th RIFF AWARDS 2017

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    A Winter To Remember” by Cecilia Valenzuela Gioia wins best film Special Mention to  “I Am Truly A Drop Of Sun On Earth”. Best Italian Documentary  “Beo” by Stefano Viali and Francesca Pirani   Special Event & Out of Competitions Feature film competition A Winter To Remember directed by Cecilia Valenzuela Gioia – Argentina, 2017, HD, Color, 64’ Bernard and Huet directed by Dan Mirvish – USA, 2017, ...
     

    HEARTSTONE by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, winner of the European University Film Award 2017.

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      The European Film Academy (EFA) and Filmfest Hamburg congratulate HEARTSTONE by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, winner of the European University Film Award 2017.    picture: Claudia Höhne The award will be presented tonight, Friday, 8 December, in the framework of the European Film Awards Weekend in Berlin, at the welcome reception hosted by the Creat...

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    > PARTNERS FESTIVAL NEWS    

    Future Femme Festival May 10 – 13, 2018 

     

    January 25, 2018 Regular Deadline 
    March 31, 2018 Late Deadline I May 1, 2018 Extended Deadline

    Anyone who identifies as a Future Femme may enter.

    Does your movie: elevate future femme perspectives, support the advancement of future femme talent, and empower future femmes through cinema?

    Enter now: FutureFemmeFest via Film Freeway. Take 50% your entry with this code filmfestivalscomff

    Future Femme Fest is a celebration of cinema. We bring the film festival experience to you via live competitions and our streaming partners.

    The Future Femme Short Film Fest begins its UK tour in May 2018.

    Finalists & winners will have the chance to find an audience at 8 live events throughout the UK.

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    ARY FILM FESTIVAL The largest festival in Pakistan April 2018

    After a successful and commendable execution of ARY Film Festival in 2017, the festival is back again for its second edition in 2018 for which submissions are now open till December  31st 2017.

    The 3 day festival commenced in May 2017 and screened 33 films, which were shortlisted by the jury from around 400 entries received from all over the world. Apart from the regular entries, the festival also came up with special screenings of internationally acclaimed films such as Maheen Zia’s ‘Lyari Notes’, ‘Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story’ contributed by the American Film Showcase and Anjum Shehzad’s ‘Mah e Mir’.  Additionally, Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Song of Lahore’ was also premiered at the festival. Delhi International Film Festival was also one of the collaborating partners of the festival.

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    The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (April 26 – 29, 2018) is calling for your film

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    December 18, 2017  Regular Deadline I January 8, 2018  

    Voted one of the top 50 Film Festivals worth the Submission Fee in 2016 AND 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent. In recognition of the time and talent of the independent filmmaker, awarding over $40,000 in cash and benefits, including a $10,000 Best of the Fest award.
    Over $40,000 in cash and benefits to be awarded**

     
     

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    18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival April 5 - 15, 2018 calling till December 18

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    December 18, 2017 Extended Deadline

    We're the festival that filmmakers love.  You've worked hard to make your film. Now it's time to share it with a great audience inside a beautiful theater and experience firsthand why MovieMaker Magazine calls us one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World!
     
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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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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

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    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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    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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    SCIFI WORLD

    Filmfestivals com has an eye for SciFi: check our fantastic selection

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    CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. This is Maurice Heems' first feature film. 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. &.. 
     

    Other Worlds Austin in full gear

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    ECO CALLING
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    Filmfestivals com has an eye for Eco, Transition, Green and Conservationism cinema: check our fantastic selection

     
    "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the...
     

    EMA on a mission: Watch the full show of EMA Awards 2017

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    The Environmental Media Association (EMA), a nonprofit 501©3, has grown into a diverse subsection of entertainment industry tastemakers, entrepreneurs in finance and technology, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress. EMA is a movement powered by celebrity role-modeling, campaign work, social media messaging, year-round programs, and three large-scale Annual events: The EMA Awards, EMA Honors Benefit, and EMA IMPACT Summit. EMA GALVANIZES MI...
     

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    ANIMATION CALLING

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    Fest Anča 2018: Call for Entries

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      WE WANT YOUR FILM!   Fest Anča International Animation Festival has launched a call for entries for its 2018 edition. Animated short films, student films, music videos and films for children are among the competition categories.   Fest Anča will take place in Žilina, Slovakia between June 28 and July 1, 2018. Only digital copies submitted before February 25, 2018 will be considered for the festival.   Submissions are free and winners are awarded cash prizes. Fin...
     

    Discount code 15% for Animation Day in Cannes - Animaze Daze special screening

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      Screen your animation film at Animation Day in Cannes in 2018! Participate and submit your  animated film or script at the must attend animation event where film animation film professionals gather from around the world.  Animaze Daze at Cannes is celebrating its 4th successful year presenting Animation Day in Cannes produced in collaboration with filmfestivals.com and The Montreal International Animation Film Festival  Entries are still open for a happy and creative ani...
     
     

    MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 

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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

    Filmfestivals com has an eye for Horror and SciFi: check our fantastic selection

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    Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in th eHorror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"      CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive,... 
     
     

    Horror of Damned November 1 – 3, 2018

    December 31, 2017 1st Deadline
    February 28, 2018 2nd Deadline I April 30, 2018 3rd Deadline I June 30, 2018 4th Deadline I August 31, 2018 5th Deadline I September 30, 2018 6th Deadline I October 31, 2018 Notification Date I November 1 – 3, 2018 Event Date I

    Horror of Damned is a horror film festival, supporting the best up and coming horror filmmakers from around the world.

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    DOC FESTS CALLING

    Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our fantastic selection

     
    "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environ...

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    Living Among us will compete at Fantasporto 2018

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    Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival | Promoting high quality independent cinema and the new generation of film makers. Mission Promoting high quality independent cinema and the new generation of film makers. Fantasporto. A film festival filled with personality, rated in Variety as one of the 25 leading festivals of the world. All kinds of films, all genres, all audiences. But with a special taste for Fantasy.  Competitive and non-competitive. Closi...
     
     

    It’s a beast. A crystal clear, suspense amplifier and a stunning work of art...says MGDSquan from Horror Society

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    "so professional, so stylized, so futuristic that it’s on par with the most popular movies from Ridley Scott. Writer, director and producer Maurice Haeems and cinematographer David Kruta should be proud of themselves for this achievement.  Chimera is going to be one of thee science fiction titles to watch for in 2018, and it’s going to be a serious contender for numerous awards whether it hits the film festival circuit or goes straight-to-DVD. It’s a beast. A cr...
     

    Part sci-fi, part thriller, part horror, and all outstanding! Excellent review of Chimera in TG Geek

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    “Chimera” is part sci-fi, part thriller, part horror, and all outstanding! "From the first few minutes of this film I immediately realized that I was in store for something entirely different. It doesn’t play like your typical monster horror movie, rather it shows us the horror of humanity and exposes some of our darker natures and obsessions, as well as highly compromised morality, all in the name of science.  Chimera is a very intelligent film, and unlike...
     
     

    French yuletide noir at San Francisco Roxie

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    French yuletide noir at San Francisco Roxie By Moira Sullivan Henry Baur as Père Noel In Italy, December 13 is the day St. Lucia is celebrated who was murdered in 304 AD for refusing to be married. Her death on the Julian calendar was closer to the Winter Solstice on the darkest day of the year, but the Nordic countries kept the date when the Gregorian calendar was later adopted and...
     
     

    10 live action short films advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®.  A record 165 pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA) “The Eleven O’Clock,” Derin Seale, director (FINCH) “Facing Mecca...
     
     

    Screen Flanders celebrates fifth anniversary with a record-breaking economic leverage

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    BRUSSELS, 6 December 2017. In its second call of 2017, Screen Flanders has allocated 2.1 million EUR (2,495,850 US$) to 10 new audiovisual projects. The call, which ended on 8 September, also marked the fifth anniversary of the fund and generated well over 16.53 million EUR (19.65 million US$) in audiovisual expenditure in the Flanders region. The economic leverage of 7.87 EUR per invested euro is the highest achieved since the launch of the fund in 2012...
     

    Ron Shelton's Just Getting Started World Premiere in LA

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    From Ron Shelton, writer/director of Tin Cup and Bull Durham, comes the new comedy, Just Getting Started. Morgan Freeman stars as DUKE DIVER, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. DIVER may have a mysterious past, but he's a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer LEO (Tommy Lee Jones) checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for ...
     

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Trailer

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    With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures...
     

    World Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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    World Premiere   B-roll and Soundbites with cast, filmmakers, and special guests now available. Video News Release (VNR) posting soon.   Shrine Auditorium  Saturday, December 9 , 2017  Los Angeles, CA7 ...
     

    Star Wars-The Last Jedi, Review: The Lost Jedi

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    Star Wars-The Last Jedi, Review: The Lost Jedi George Lucas maintains that his Star Wars films were for kids. Back in the late 70s, when the trade-mark skewed angle intro rolling text greeted us as the film began, I was not a kid. Maybe the sensibilities of an Indian film-goer at 25 were akin to the school-kids in the West, but I loved what I saw. Since, I have seen most, if not all, the core movies and the spin-offs/anthologies, most of them likeable, but the 40th anniversary release saw me ...
     

    Shashi Kapoors don’t die: Part I

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    Shashi Kapoors don’t die: Part I Showbiz is often cruel, usually ruthless. It takes so many factors to make it as an actor, luck or lineage included. Then, you need to stay on, weather flops and hits, and keep grabbing opportunities, in the hope that the next one will do it for you. Son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Balbir (Shashi) Raj Kapoor had done his bit of drama at his Papajee’s Prithvi Theatre, like his two older brothers (Ranbir) Raj Kapoor and Shamsher (Shammi) Raj Kapoor. They h...
     

    Mark Felt--The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Review: Clearing Deep Throat

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    Mark Felt--The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Review: Clearing Deep Throat After John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, at age 46, which remains an unresolved conspiracy 53 years later, there was another political event that pinned dirty political tricks on President Richard Nixon around the time of his re-election, and he had to resign soon after being re-elected, in 1974. The Watergate exposé was published by two journalists of the Washington Post and one from Time Mag...
     

    Daddy’s Home 2, Review: Audience’s at home too

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    Daddy’s Home 2, Review: Audience’s at home too When you can count twelve credited parts, and five of them are children, you might yourself arithmetically challenged. For relief, the film is titled Daddy’s Home 2, which, thankfully, does not make you look for your abacus. But you do realise that in this case, 2 is 1 too many. Okay, so we will make no comparisons to the first outing a couple of years ago, and accept that in part II, as in Chapter I, the two Daddies are going t...

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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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    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

    Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weave evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind. 

    ...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, Best Film and Audience Award for Best Film at Torino Film Fest

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

    A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier. This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.

    An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?

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    The Unwilling by Oscar nominee Jonathan Heap

     

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

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

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    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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    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival achieves 1 billion in online media reach for the first time

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        The 21st edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) saw the festival’s global online media reach cross the one billion mark, more than doubling last year’s result. The festival had media coverage in 70 different countries. Black Nights also set a new attendance record of 80 2...
     

    MEGAFest Is ALIVE At Action On Film

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    We've been talking about it for years but now it has launched.  Action On Film has combined with The Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festivals and Writing Competitions to create the most sensational 10 Days in Film Festival History with the Brand New AOF presents MEGAFest.  The show is comprised of a minimum of Ten Festivals, Writing Competitions, Awards and more.  Ten festivals all at once with ten times more of what every filmmaker or writer wants including seminars, p...
     
     

    Annecy continues its international roll-out

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      Exportable skill-sets and expertise serving animation: Annecy, a global "brand"! The Annecy brand exported to the four corners of the earth Following Annecy Goes to Cannes and Animation Is Film, and with a future event planned for South Korea in 2019, Annecy continues to reach worldwide and export its expertise.   "All these steps are essential in our strategy for global expansion and enable us to promote films and artists from around the world to ever-increa...
     

    Middle East Games Con a Smash Hit as 3-Day Event Draws to a Close

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    Packed with tournaments, unreleased games, entertainment, workshops, and gaming celebrities, the inaugural Games Con got underway at ADNEC as the ultimate gaming festival in the Middle East, spanning three days from November 23 to 25 and hosting 10,233 visitors.       Games Con attendees lined-up to meet their heroes including YouTube sensations Vikkstar, Zerkaa and Ali A, one of the most popular YouTubers of all time with over 13.2 billion views. Voice over actors Chloe Ho...
     
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    Interview with Filmmaker Brian Metcalf for 'Living Among Us' (2018)

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    Filmmaker Brian Metcalf wrote, directed, produced and DP'd his found footage vampire tale 'Living Among Us' (2018). In one of the late actor John Heard's last performances, this horror/sci-fi flick follows some documentarians as they make an ethnological study on vampires living among mortals. Produced by Brian's Red Compass Media production company, Vision Films is handling international sales and US distribution in association with Sony Pictures Home Entertain...
     

    Interview with Rasmus Dinesen for 'Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen' (2017)

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    Danish director Rasmus Dinesen's documentary 'Michelen Stars: Tales from the Kitchen' (2017) recounts the history of the Michelen Guide's coming to being and its evolution into the canon go to book reference for the best culinary restaurants. The film travels to Michelen star restaurants around the globe to hear stories and perspectives from the kitchen by their award winning chefs. Produced by Jasper Jarl Becker, the film is being distributed by Juno Films. It recently screene...
     

    Jonas Carpignano, director of “A Ciambra”, will receive the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 22nd edition of Capri, Hollywood

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        The Award Will Be Presented December 30th in Anacapri   CAPRI, Italy, November 28, 2017 – Italian-American filmmaker Jonas Carpignano, director of “A Ciambra,” the movie which will be representing Italy for consideration as Best Foreign Language film at the 90th Oscars®, will receive the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 22nd edition of Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival, which takes place here from December 27, 2017 through...
     
     

    Shashi Kapoors don’t die: Part I

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    Filmmakers have just three weeks to wrap up their films for Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU Insurance, for their chance to win a spectacular bevy of prizes, and join the ranks of esteemed Tropfest legends continuing to make huge waves internationally. Submissions close on Thursday 11 January 2018.

    The winner of Tropfest 2018 will be awarded a shiny new Equinox LTZ valued at over $45,000 courtesy of Holden, who have just joined Tropfest as Exclusive Automotive Partner. VIP Troppers can also rock up to the main event in style with Holden’s chauffeur service, and enjoy exclusive “tailgate seating” areas with prime view of the action.

    The 2018 winner will be announced at the main event on Saturday 17 February 2018, and will join an impressive alumni including Alethea Jones (Fun Mom Dinner), Abe Forsythe (Down Under), Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling (Cargo), Gregor Jordan (Ned Kelly), Nash Edgerton (The Square), and actor Matt Day.

    “We can’t wait to see all the great films showcasing Australia’s vibrant multicultural diversity, so make sure you get in before the deadline! We’re always stunned by the sheer talent showcased in everyone’s submissions, and just like previous years, you can bet 2018‘s winner will go on to achieve incredible things in the industry,” said Tropfest Founder and Executive Chair John Polson.

    Holden General Manager - Marketing Communications and Digital, Natalie Davey, says: “We love supporting creative thinkers and big ideas – that’s what Holden is founded on. Be it customising car design for Australia’s unique driving conditions, or creating films that speak our truth and celebrate our diversity, we’re all for fostering homegrown ingenuity.”

    “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Tropfest to nurture local talent and support one of Australia’s key cultural events. The all-new Holden Equinox is the perfect prize for the 2018 Tropfest winner. From far-flung locations to red carpet premieres – our world-class SUV will get you and your crew there safely and in serious style,” she said.

    Previous winners have consistently grown into Australia’s brightest talents. Alethea Jones (Tropfest 2012), whose debut feature Fun Mom Dinner stars Toni Collette and premiered at Sundance, will direct the hotly-anticipated Barbie film, with Anne Hathaway rumoured to play the lead role.

    Abe Forsythe (Tropfest 2010) premiered his feature Down Under, an award-winning black comedy tackling the Cronulla riots, at Sydney Film Festival in 2016. Forsythe’s upcoming zombie rom-com Little Monsters will star Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Josh Gad (Frozen).

    Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling’s finalist zombie film Cargo (Tropfest 2013) went viral after it was uploaded to YouTube with over 13 million views. The short has been adapted into a Netflix original feature starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit).

    Gregor Jordan (Tropfest 1995) jumped straight into directing Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne in Two Hands following his Tropfest win. He has since worked with the likes of Joaquin Phoenix and Anna Paquin (Buffalo Soldiers), Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush (Ned Kelly).

    Other past winners also include Nash Edgerton, whose upcoming dark comedy Gringo stars Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried; and Matt Day, who recently starred in Venice Special Jury Prize winner Sweet Country by acclaimed Australian director Warwick Thornton.

    Tropfest’s 2018 winner will also receive a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Kennedy Miller Mitchell, a film immersion course and ‘week of meetings’ in Los Angeles with agents, studio executives and other industry professionals courtesy of the Motion Picture Association, and a visit to the YouTube Space.

    In Tropfest tradition, films must be no longer than seven minutes, and must contain the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) – “ROSE.” It is entirely up to entrants as to how they include the TSI in their film, with filmmakers encouraged to be as literal or as subtle as they like.

    Trop Jr, a film competition for entrants aged 15 years and under, will also close submissions on the same date. Finalist films will premiere in Parramatta on the event day.

    Tropfest has grown significantly since its humble beginnings at the Tropicana Caffé in Sydney’s Darlinghurst in 1993, where an eager crowd of 200 showed up for a short film screening organised by Tropfest founder John Polson.  This year, tens of thousands of film lovers are expected to enjoy short films from 16 finalists in beautiful Parramatta Park.

    Tropfest is supported by Foundation Partner CGU Insurance, Presenting Partner Melrose Park and Strategic Partners Western Sydney University, Parramatta Park Trust, and the City of Parramatta. Tropfest's Live Streaming Partner is YouTube Australia and is supported by Major Government Partner, Screen Australia.

    For festival details, screening venues and regular updates on all things Trop visit:
    Website: www.tropfest.org.au 
    Facebook:  www.facebook.com/tropfest
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/TROPFEST   
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/tropfest
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TROPFEST 

     

     

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    Sydney Film Festival
    and Lexus Australia are encouraging all up and coming Australian filmmakers to enter the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship through Sydney Film Festival, with submissions accepted from 4 December 2017 until 29 January 2018.

    The Fellowship is the largest cash prize for short film in Australia, offering $50,000 each to four filmmakers to produce their next short film.

    All new entries are welcomed, and Australian filmmakers who have submitted this year through the international competition – Lexus Short Films - are encouraged to re-submit through the Sydney Film Festival website.

    The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship, as in previous years, will shortlist 20 finalists early next year. The four winning Fellows will be announced during Sydney Film Festival in June 2018, and see their work premiered at the 2019 Festival.

    Finalists are selected by a jury panel of Australian independent industry professionals, which have previously included David Wenham and Judy Davis as Jury Chairs.

    “Lexus Australia is proud to continue to provide a platform for emerging Australian filmmakers to showcase their talent and work toward the pinnacle of excellence in craftsmanship,” said Vin Naidoo, Corporate Manager of Lexus Australia.

    “The Fellowship is an important investment in finding and developing new Australian filmmakers, and encouraging them to innovate, create and one day transform their craft,” he said.

    “The Festival is proud to be working with Lexus Australia to offer this incredible opportunity to four local filmmakers,” said Sydney FilmFestival Director, Nashen Moodley.

    “The support Lexus Australia and the Fellowship provides is simply unparalleled in the realm of short film in Australia, and a much needed investment in fostering the next generation of filmmakers,” he said.

    Australian filmmakers have until 29 January to submit or resubmit their entries, with the Fellows to be announced during the 2018 Sydney Film Festival.

    It’s a simple process with no entry fee and no complex application processes. All filmmakers have to submit is an eligible film and CV via www.filmfestivallife.com/Lexus-Australia-Short-Film-Fellowship-2018

     

     

     


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    January 25, 2018. The Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street), one of only a few surviving independent theaters in Manhattan, is hosting Secrets of the Deep: DREAMS on FILM, a short film festival fully dedicated to exploring relationships between cinema and the dream experience.  Ten films, each between 5 and 10 minutes long, are selected from among narrative, music video, documentary, and experimental genres.

     

    Producer of the event is Lower East Side indie filmmaker Jeffrey Wengrofsky, who has released seven short films on countercultural artists and is finishing his first feature film. Secrets of the Deep is the fourth installment of Wengrofsky’s “Secrets…” series.  Each of the Secrets programs selects ten short films on a specific topic: Secrets of the Heart, Secrets of the Insect World, Secrets of the Intoxicated Life, and the new program on dreams.  Secrets of the Deep attracted over 400 international submissions, including many from England, where Wengrofsky had a showcase at London’s Framestore Preview Theater in August, and also from India, a well-known a cinema hotspot.  “The real world can be such a drag. It’s more fun to wander around in the imaginations of strangers,” says Wengrofsky, who enjoys holing up and watching films for a few weeks.

     

    A third of our lives is spent sleeping.   Whether understood as a form of foreknowledge, a portal to a metaphysical plane, or a domain of psychological desublimation, dreams have rightly been the subject of spiritual speculation, scientific research, and artistic endeavor since the dawning of humankind.   Giving dreams their pride of place among human obsessions, SECRETS of the Deep: DREAMS ON FILM will exhibit 5 to 10 minute films about dreaming, featuring dreams, or films that are dream-like.
     

    SECRETS of the Deep: DREAMS ON FILM

    Description: Festival of ten short films about dreams

    Date: Thursday, January 25, 2017, at 8pm

    Location: Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, NYC

    Tickets: $15, $10 (seniors and students w/ID)

    Cash bar, 21+ w ID only

    Website: http://www.genefrankeltheatre.com/secrets-of-the-deep-dreams-on-film.html

     

     

     

     

     


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    DIFF CLOSES WITH FULL FORCE ON the RED CARPET

    140 films from near and far brought cinephiles, film fans and industry professionals together

    Final day recognises excellence in regional filmmaking with Muhr Awards announced

    Eight days of DIFF’s trademark silver-screen magic closed today with an epic Closing Night Gala, marking the close of the 14th edition of the Festival. DIFF took over the city between 6 – 13 December with screenings of 140 films from globally acclaimed filmmakers and regional talent, and unparalleled industry networking opportunities and insights from the best in the business today. Continuing to raise the profile of Arab film on an international stage, the renowned film festival hosted a diverse selection of galas, special presentations, live performances, red carpet events and informative industry sessions, which made the Festival’s 14th year an unforgettable experience for all.

     

    Abdulhamid Juma, Dubai International Film Festival Chairman, commented: “DIFF’s 2017 Festival saw new talent emerging, and communities brought together through the power of cinema. The 14th edition’s extensive lineup of films, both close and far from home, have once again thrilled audiences, and we are honoured to have brought this splendour to life. We extend our thanks not only to all the filmmakers, actors, directors and producers that have shared their stories with us this December, but also to our DIFF volunteers, selected from more than 7,000 applicants, that have worked tirelessly to make this year’s edition another success.”

     

    DIFF’s Closing Night Gala saw the most recent adventure from a galaxy far, far away, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, enjoyed by a capacity audience. The next instalment in the Skywalker saga held its premiere at the Madinat Jumeirah, and was welcomed to the Festival in true Coruscant style with a Star Wars takeover for the final gala. Characters from the decades-spanning franchise graced the red carpet as DIFF audiences turned out in their best Star Wars costumes to ensure the Festival’s final screening provided a fitting end to a spectacular week.

     

    Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rian Johnson, the film features an interstellar cast of stars including Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. The film also stars Carrie Fisher in her final role. In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

     

    Shivani Pandya, Managing Director, DIFF, commented: “This year has been another fantastic edition of the Dubai International Film Festival. We are particularly thrilled to continue our commitment to shining a spotlight on Arab filmmakers by working to create unmatched networking opportunities and connections through the Dubai Film Market. The UK Spotlight programme focused on strengthening the bridge between two flourishing industries - the UK and the MENA region – with the support of BAFTA, BFI and the British Council. Partnerships such as these have not only helped amplify our goal of showcasing regional cinema to an international audience, but has also given budding filmmakers the chance to gain valuable insights and industry knowledge from experts in their craft. We are delighted to have hosted such a collaborative Festival for 2017, and look forward to continuing cross-cultural conversations in the next edition.”

     

    His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum presented the prestigious Muhr Awards to the winners, which was held during a celebratory ceremony that took place in the Souk Madinat Theatre at Madinat Jumeirah. Winning the Best Director in the Muhr Emirati category was Abdullah Aljunaibi for his thrilling film ‘Camera’, winner of the Best Emirati Feature went to ‘Sharp Tools’ directed by Nujoom Alghanem, whilst ‘Escape’ directed by Hana Alshateri and Yaser Al Neyadi was named Best Muhr Emirati Short. In the Muhr Short category, Special Jury Prize went to Cyril Aris for ‘The President’s Visit’ and the Best Muhr Short went to gifted director Mahdi Fleifel for ‘The Drowning Man’. In the Muhr Gulf Short category, Best Muhr Gulf Short went to the deserving Ulaa Salim for ‘Fædreland (Land of Our Fathers)’, and Dhyaa Joda was awarded the Special Jury Prize for her compelling film ‘Sabyea’.

     

    Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, Founder and Group CEO, Quantum Global Group, on Muhr Awards at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF): "I have always been committed to promoting youth, entrepreneurship, innovation and cultural awakening in all the markets where I operate. As we are seeking to build a presence in Dubai, it is natural for me to invest in film, and in particular local Arab and Emirati film making through the Muhr Award. Film is such a powerful tool for cultural expression and exchange, so it is interesting to me that indigenous film making is growing so strongly, both in the Arab world and in Africa, as in Nollywood for example. I believe that an active film making culture is a sign of a healthy and progressive society where the young, bold and creative people are able to claim their place at the table and play a role in shaping the future.”

     

    The Muhr Feature category saw Lucien Bourjeily awarded the Special Jury Prize for his feature ‘Heaven Without People’, while Ziad Khalthoum was presented with the Best Muhr Non-Fiction Feature prize for ‘Taste of Cement’, and winner of the Best Muhr Fiction Feature was handed to Annemarie Jacir for ‘Wajib’. Taking home Best Actress in the Feature category was Menha El Batroui, for her role in ‘Cactus Flower’, and she was joined by Mohammad Bakri and Saleh Bakri as a joint Best Actor award for ‘Wajib’. Best Director was presented to Sofia Djama for her outstanding film ‘The Blessed’.

     

    Masoud Amralla Al Ali, DIFF Artistic Director, said: “The Muhr competition has grown with the Festival, and since its inception we have been able to see the variety and strength of talent from across the region continue to evolve. The 2017 edition certainly raised the bar and the esteemed jury members really had their work cut out in selecting the winners. On behalf of DIFF, I would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the deserving winners whose bold undertakings have told fascinating stories and shared regional perspectives with DIFF audiences. We are excited to see what is in store for these talented individuals, and will no doubt welcome them back to future Festival editions.”

     

    DIFF also announced the recipients of a range of awards granted to talented individuals whose work helps support the Festival and the local industry. Sanjay Shankar from Middlesex University Dubai was presented with the esteemed Young Journalist Award for his tireless work reporting from the Festival, with the support of the region’s leading media outlet, Gulf News tabloid!. Celebrating works that address key social issues and awareness, DIFF again partnered with the Emirates’ Ministry of Interior for its Cinema Award, which was presented to Rawia Abdullah for her project ‘The Contact Line of Domfront’ along with a cash prize of $100,000.

     

    Celebrating the craft of storytelling, Sajda Almuallemi was awarded the Arab Film Studio Scriptwriting Award for her compelling work ‘Unexpected Holiday’. The People’s Choice Award was presented to ‘Goodbye, Christopher Robin’, directed by Simon Curtis, as judged by DIFF’s diverse audiences.

     

    Since being established in 2004, DIFF has grown to become an influential platform for the region’s most talented artists to showcase their films. As part of this, the Dubai Film Market was conceived to provide production and post-production funding and support for budding directors in the region.


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    My Top Seven from the festival were:

    1. A mon âge je me cache toujours pour fumer -- ALGERIA

    2.  Newton --HINDI

    3. Two  Persons, Malayalam

    4. Heart of a Dog --Malayalam

    5.  Black Jew, Malayalam

    6. The Butcher, The Whore, and the One-eyed Man,

        Another Hungarian chef d'oeuvre from János Szász

    7. WAJIB, Palestine

    Details on these films to follow later

    Alex,

    Trivandarum

    Nayinye Hrudayam,  (The Heart of Dog) Is a canine teaser that throws out the cinematic rule book at the 22nd Kerala Film Festival 

    by Alex C. Deleon  <filmfestivals.com>

    H.O.A.D is the most unusual film of the festival in a festival that abounds in unusual films. It is based on the satirical Russian novel "Heart of a Dog" (Собачье сердце) by Mikhail Bulgakov written in 1925 as a searing attack on Communism but thoroughly transformed here to match South Indian sensitivities and perceptions. In terms of style this film is beyond style. As the saying goes, you have know the rules in order to break them and Mr. Sreekrishnan has broken or deconstructed just about every rule in the rulebook on how to tell a story on celluloid. A full discussion based on our interview will come later. For the moment suffice it to say that the contentional bones of the story are about a man being changed into a dog via surgical intervention and then being changed back to his human form resulting in phantasmagorical complications for all involved. The narrative style of the film was so challenging that it generated a continual stream of walkouts with viewers giving up the effort to follow the proceedings at various points in the picture until the hall was about half empty but those who hung on doggedly to the end  were rewarded with enlightening remarks by the director which served to at least partially untangle the ordeal of incomprehension.  Not for every taste ~only for hardcore cinephiles willing to suspend all cinematic preconceptions going in and coming out. Bring forewarned see it and have a ball!

     

    I saw 2 films today; might head to restaurant for quick lunch and skip an aft film.

    Exceptional Indian Study of Schizophreniai

     

    Author:alexdeleonfilm from Budapest

    Viewed at the River to River Indian film festival, Firenze, December 2005. The title of Aparna Sen's latest film, "15 Park Avenue", is an oblique reference to that most exclusive of New York streets where many of the wealthiest people in America used to have their private residences. Meethi, an attractive young woman who can be very charming and appealing in her lucid moments, suffers from extreme delusions and has been diagnosed as incurably schizophrenic, although for a time she was engaged to a sincere young man whom she called Jojo. 

     

    Jojo was aware of her condition but deeply in love, however, when her spells became too traumatic, the wedding was called off and he married another woman. Meetha has always been under the care of her much older, intellectual, and domineering sister Anjali. Anjali, herself a very attractive divorced woman of a certain age, supports the family consisting of herself, her sister and their aged mother (Waheeda Rahman!) by lecturing on Nuclear Physics and Quantum Mechanics at the local university -- (a nice touch attesting to India's highly advanced state in the theoretical sciences, of which there is precious little awareness in the Western world). 

     

    A middle-aged academic colleague of hers keeps throwing himself at her feet, but Anjali has become much more interested in the white-haired psychiatrist, Kuman, who has been called in as a consultant on Meethi's difficult case and is more of an intellectual challenge to her. This is also a tricky relationship because Kuman is still committed to his own marriage, though obviously interested in the still very attractive quantum professorial Anjali. (Who wouldn't be!)

    To complicate matters even more, Jojo who has been out of the picture for years with wife and young children, suddenly reappears to share in Meethi's delusionary world which has long been centered in her disturbed mind on the fixation of being happily married to him and living at number "15 Park Avenue" in Bombay -- an address which doesn't exist except in her imagination -- During this chance meeting at a Himalayan mountain resort Meethi fails to recognize him as her long-lost Jojo, but accepts his complicity in her dream world as she feels that everyone else is against her. In the strangely mystical ending of the address on the Monopoly board which is mistakenly mentioned as "Park Avenue" at several points in the film ... (On the Monopoly board it's Park Place)

     

    There is actually much more to this picture than the cursory plot summary above might indicate, for the insights it provides into the lives of the contemporary Indian intelligentsia as well as for the depiction of the constant battle between cold rationalism and subjective emotionalism which is a leit motif throughout the film. The dialogue, especially in the first half of the picture, may sound excessively stiff and unreal to Western ears, but, apparently, this is the way westernized Indian intellectuals talk. Moreover, the Freudian analyses which take up much of the second half of the film, sound like a throwback to Hollywood movies of the forties when Freud was all the thing -- and makes it seem like the Indians of today are just now catching up on long over-baked Western psychology ... 

     

    However -- and it is a big "however" -- whatever the trivialities of the plot from a jaded western point of view it is the personalities of the players, the excellence of the acting, and the humanitarian warmth throughout which makes all else secondary. 

     

    There are really two, if not three central figures: (1) Meethi, the disturbed young lady as portrayed by Konkona Sen Sharma, a talented actress who happens to be the daughter of director Aparna Sen, (2) the charismatic Shabana Azmi who portrays the older protective sister and is one of India's leading older movie stars -- to see her is to understand why, and (3) "Jojo" -- the long-lost lover with an overweaning sense of responsibility, played by now 40 year old actor Rahul Bose, a favourite leading man of the director's and an unforgettable presence of every film he's in. 

    Whether a striking piece of work like this will ever be seen outside of festivals is an open question, however it seems to me that an enterprising American distributor could do very well with this pic because it has universal appeal and universally appealing performers.

     


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    Göteborg Film Festival will be celebrating its 41st edition Jan 26-Feb 5, 2018. 450 films from 80 countries will be screened during eleven days. In 2018 the festival will turn a spotlight to the subject nationalism. Alicia Vikander is this year's Nordic Honorary Dragon Award recipient.

    Nordic Film Market, Feb 1-4.
    Take part of brand new films, works in progress, projects in development, the annual Nostradamus Report and much more. The TV Drama Vision days will start it all already on Jan 31. The full programme will be released in mid January.
     


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    Happy Holidays

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    Best wishes from the whole team, and from our group of correspondents around the world for a happy peaceful & successful new year for you and yours on the festival circuit. 
     
     

    The Aussie reports by Bruno Chatelin

    Trevor Jamieson to become Revelation Ambassador

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        Revelation Perth International Film Festival is thrilled to announce that acclaimed actor Trevor Jamieson has joined the Revelation team as a permanent ambassador.   Soon to be seen in the upcoming re...
     

    Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship still open through Sydney Film Festival

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    Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia are encouraging all up and coming Australian filmmakers to enter the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship through Sydney Film Festival, with submissions accepted from 4 December 2017 until 29 January 2018. The Fellowship is the largest cash prize for short film in Australia, offering $50,000 each to four filmmakers to produce their next short film. All new entries are w...
     
     

    Tropfest Australia submissions close in 3 weeks

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    Filmmakers have just three weeks to wrap up their films for Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU Insurance, for their chance to win a spectacular bevy of prizes, and join the ranks of esteemed Tropfest legends continuing to make huge waves internationally. Submissions close on Thursday 11 January 2018. The winner of Tropfest 2018 will be awarded a shiny new Equin...
     
     

    Outdoor Premiere of Paddington 2 in Sydney at Moon Light Cinema

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    A screening for families who did not forget to bring their favourite teddy for this Teddy Bear’s Picnic! Premiere screening of Paddington 2, with some goodies given away like PADDINGTON 2 PRIZE PACKS ! Each pack contained Paddington 2 themed prizes including a bag, notebook, pencil case, pen AND a Moonlight Cinema Family Pass!   get the whole^ropgram and cities where the moonlight cinema happen https://www.moonlight.com.au/  ..

     

    Byron Bay Film Fest

    BBFF2018 will run from Oct 12th to the 21st.

    Entries are open now: SUBMIT NOW

    BBFF is a platform for outstanding independent film talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking films.

    “This is an important festival and for those young people that screen here for the first time it can be a life-changing experience” – Paul Cox, 2015

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    BIFF DECEMBER 10 -17   : 

    Bahamas Int’l Film Fest reveals a very powerfull lineup this year

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      Sean Baker’s Drama “The Florida Project” Starring Willem Dafoe, Selected as BIFF 2017 Opening Night Film   The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 14th edition this year, and taking place December 10-17, today revealed the lineup of films screening in the festival’s competition and sidebar sections. The program was announced by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.   This year, the Festival will showcase mor...  
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    Junod, japanese animation, screened, out of competition at BIFF

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    The film tells the story of the swiss doctor who came to Hiroshima for Red Cross after the bombing saving thousands. It is seen through the eyes of two young girls who magically travel through time...   
     

    14th Bahamas International Film Festival Winners announced

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    Congratulations for their win to Interlude - New Vision Award INTERLUDE (PARENTHESE)  France / 2016 / 94 mins Raphaël is 50-something and in a rut. Without telling his wife, he buys a sailboat and convinces his childhood friend Patrick, an eternal teenager, and Alain, a hypochondriac, to go on a tour of the Mediterranean Sea with him. Holidays just like in the old days! The three friends however soon notice that they are not as fit as they used to be and don&...
     

    Women In Film: Grace Jones & Rae Dawn Chong at BIFF

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    & PRESENTS GRACE JONES: Bloodlight & Bami Trailer Grace Jones Supermodel, Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Record Producer to be in attendance Principal Cast:  Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Ivor Guest SHOWTIMES Friday, D...
     
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    Sundance Jan. 18-28 in Park City, Utah 

    Inside the Mind of a Programmer: Breaking Down the 2018 Festival Lineup

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    Film Still: "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" Nate von Zumwalt Following what's felt like an unusually protracted Sundance Film Festival offseason, and one marked by what Festival Director John Cooper calls a “rejuvenated idea” of the 24-hour news cycle, the 2018 program announcement arrives at a pivotal time for audiences and artists. If we approach 2018 still processing the tumult and instability of the past... 
     
     
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    Oscar The Academy Awards

    341 feature films are eligible for the 2017 Academy Awards®

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    Three hundred forty-one feature films are eligible for the 2017 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 90th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited t...
     

    7 films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 90th Academy Awards®

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Bright” “Darkest Hour” “Ghost in the Shell” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” “I, Tonya” “Victoria & Abdul” “Wonder” On Saturday, January 6, 2018, all members of the A...
     

    141 scores are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 90th Academy Awards®

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that “All I See Is You,” Marc Streitenfeld, composer “Annabelle: Creation,” Benjamin Wallfisch, composer “Battle of the Sexes,” Nicholas Britell, composer “Beauty and the Beast,” Alan Menken, composer “Blade Runner 2049,” Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer, composers “Born in China,” Barnaby Taylor, composer “Boston,” Jeff Beal, compo...
     

    70 songs are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards®

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 70 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title: “U.N.I (You And I)” from “And the Winner Isn’t” “Love And Lies” f...
     

    10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alien: Covenant” “Blade Runner 2049” “Dunkirk” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” “Kong: Skull Island” “Okja” “The Shape of Water” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” “Valerian an...
     

    9 foreign language films advance in Oscar® race

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards ®. Ninety-two films had originally been considered in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director; Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director; Hungary, “On Body and Soul,&r...

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    SFFILM Announces First Round of Winners for Brand New Initiatives in Support of Immigrant Filmmakers and Women Championing Peace

     
    Three Filmmakers to Receive Inaugural New American Producer Fellowship and Women, Peace, and Security Fellowship     SFFILM announced today the recipients of the first round of fellowships in su...
     

    Nominations Announced for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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    Nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2017, as well as the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Predator) and Niecy Nash (Claws, The Soul Man), who ann...
     

    Winners of the 17th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

     
    The 17th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival has had its closing night on December 12th, at Cinema La Compagnia in Florence. The winners of the River to River Audience Award are: My Pure Land by Sarmad Masud (feature film section) Abu by Arshad Khan (documemtary section) Kajal by Paakhi Tyrewala (short film section) ...
     

    Barco receives the Technology Innovator Award at CineAsia 2017

     
      At a reception at the end of the 23rd edition of CineAsia 2017 in Hong Kong, key players in the cinema industry were awarded for significant contributions over the previous year. Barco was saluted as the Technology Innovator of the Year.   ...
     

    FOCUS 2017 wraps successful third edition

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    FOCUS, the Meeting Place for International Production, sees record attendance for third edition at Business Design Centre, London Booming state of international production, particularly high-end TV drama and feature film, emerges as key talking point at FOCUS’ high-level programme of seminars London, 12 December 2017 – Record attendance, increased number of exhibitors, a high-level programme of seminars and keynotes, plus a raft of networking events all com...
     

    2nd IFFAM Industry Hub Project Market Award Winners Announced

     
    The IFFAM Project Market (IPM) Award Winners were announced today at the closing of the IFFAM Industry Hub.  The three winning IPM films were each presented with cash awards of US$10,000.  The winners were: ·         Mihara (USA/Japan) Director: Jacqueline Castel, Producer Pier Harrison - presented by Lorna Tee on behalf John Penotti of Ivanhoe Pictures ·         The Gir...
     

    5 film projects received vital funding with dubai film connection

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    Director Mohamed Ismail Laouti (R) and producer Willy Rolle (C) winners of the DIFF Award during the Dubai Film Connection Awards   More than USD 60,000 in prizes and unparalleled networking access to bring projects from script to screen 15 talented Arab filmmakers were awarded crucial funding and key partnership opportunities with the Dubai Film Connection (DFC), the co-production market of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Filmmakers behind shortlisted projects prese...
     

    Palmarès / Prizes list - 40th edition Poitiers Film Festival

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      Grand prix du jury Jury's Grand Prize Sélection internationale - Courts métrages International Selection - Short films   ...

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    Future Femme Festival May 10 – 13, 2018 

     

    January 25, 2018 Regular Deadline 
    March 31, 2018 Late Deadline I May 1, 2018 Extended Deadline

    Anyone who identifies as a Future Femme may enter.

    Does your movie: elevate future femme perspectives, support the advancement of future femme talent, and empower future femmes through cinema?

    Enter now: FutureFemmeFest via Film Freeway. Take 50% your entry with this code filmfestivalscomff

    Future Femme Fest is a celebration of cinema. We bring the film festival experience to you via live competitions and our streaming partners.

    The Future Femme Short Film Fest begins its UK tour in May 2018.

    Finalists & winners will have the chance to find an audience at 8 live events throughout the UK.

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    ARY FILM FESTIVAL The largest festival in Pakistan April 2018

    After a successful and commendable execution of ARY Film Festival in 2017, the festival is back again for its second edition in 2018 for which submissions are now open till December  31st 2017.

    The 3 day festival commenced in May 2017 and screened 33 films, which were shortlisted by the jury from around 400 entries received from all over the world. Apart from the regular entries, the festival also came up with special screenings of internationally acclaimed films such as Maheen Zia’s ‘Lyari Notes’, ‘Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story’ contributed by the American Film Showcase and Anjum Shehzad’s ‘Mah e Mir’.  Additionally, Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Song of Lahore’ was also premiered at the festival. Delhi International Film Festival was also one of the collaborating partners of the festival.

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    The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (April 26 – 29, 2018) is calling for your film

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    Regular Deadline I January 8, 2018  

    Voted one of the top 50 Film Festivals worth the Submission Fee in 2016 AND 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent. In recognition of the time and talent of the independent filmmaker, awarding over $40,000 in cash and benefits, including a $10,000 Best of the Fest award.
    Over $40,000 in cash and benefits to be awarded**

     
     

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    18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival April 5 - 15, 2018 calling till December 18

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    December 18, 2017 Extended Deadline

    We're the festival that filmmakers love.  You've worked hard to make your film. Now it's time to share it with a great audience inside a beautiful theater and experience firsthand why MovieMaker Magazine calls us one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World!
     
    Email I  Phone: +1 480-513-3195  I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Instagram I 7000 E Mayo Blvd Suite 1059 Phoenix, Arizona 85054 United 

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    NYC Independent Film Festival 2018

    May 7 - May 13, 2018

    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

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

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    PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM

    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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    SCIFI WORLD

    Filmfestivals com has an eye for SciFi: check our fantastic selection

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    CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. This is Maurice Heems' first feature film. 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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    ECO CALLING
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    Filmfestivals com has an eye for Eco, Transition, Green and Conservationism cinema: check our fantastic selection

     
    "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the...
     
     

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    ANIMATION CALLING

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    MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 

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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!     
    SUBMIT  ... Contact : Email I +1-514-260-0848 I 4122 Coloniale Montreal, Quebec H2W2C1 Canada I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Instagram
     

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    HORROR CALLING

    Filmfestivals com has an eye for Horror and SciFi: check our fantastic selection

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    Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in th eHorror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"      CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive,... 
     
     

    Horror of Damned November 1 – 3, 2018

    December 31, 2017 1st Deadline
    February 28, 2018 2nd Deadline I April 30, 2018 3rd Deadline I June 30, 2018 4th Deadline I August 31, 2018 5th Deadline I September 30, 2018 6th Deadline I October 31, 2018 Notification Date I November 1 – 3, 2018 Event Date I

    Horror of Damned is a horror film festival, supporting the best up and coming horror filmmakers from around the world.

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    DOC FESTS CALLING

    Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our fantastic selection

     
    "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environ...

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    Review from Kerala: THE BLACK JEW -- Karutha Joothan -- INDIA

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    KERALA 2017 REPORTS   THE BLACK JEW -- Karutha Joothan -- INDIA       by Alex Chaim Deleon-Sinha             <filmfestivals.com>   Karutha Joothan (The Black Jew)  is a 2017 Malayalam film written, directed and produced by the National Award winning actor Salim Kumar in which Salim Kumar himself essays the lead character. A major new Indian from the Deep Dravidian South. Director, Scenario and leading role, Salim Kuma...
     
     

    Alex and the smoking gun from Kerala Fest

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    ALEX Calling from Kerala Namaskor. Best film festival ever. Tops. Adipowli !!!! Awesome. The Best. Top Prize  film  Wajib, from Palestine, was Awesome But overall best film and Audience prize favorite was  "A mon age je me cache encore pour fumer " ... / At my age I still have to hide to smoke ... The film is a smoking gun in the face of Islamic oppression of women and is as only to be expected, banned in all Arab countries ~~ wallapalooza smackeroo  -...
     
     

    Barco receives the Technology Innovator Award at CineAsia 2017

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    At a reception at the end of the 23rd edition of CineAsia 2017 in Hong Kong, key players in the cinema industry were awarded for significant contributions over the previous year. Barco was saluted as the Technology Innovator of the Year.   ...
     

    5 film projects received vital funding with dubai film connection

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    Director Mohamed Ismail Laouti (R) and producer Willy Rolle (C) winners of the DIFF Award during the Dubai Film Connection Awards   More than USD 60,000 in prizes and unparalleled networking access to bring projects from script to screen 15 talented Arab filmmakers were awarded crucial funding and key partnership opportunities with the Dubai Film Connection (DFC), the co-production market of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Filmmakers behind shortlisted projects prese...
     

    2018 ECA Conference announced

     
    The Event Cinema Association’s annual conference is taking place on 7th February 2018 at Vue West End in Leicester Square, London. A highlight of the Event Cinema industry calendar, the conference is now in its 5th year and brings together a diverse range of content producers, technical providers, distributors and exhibitors from all over the world. Usual attendance is around 300 from 20 territories. Tickets will be on sale via the ...
     
     

    Outdoor Premiere of Paddington 2 in Sydney at Moon Light Cinema

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    A screening for families who did not forget to bring their favourite teddy for this Teddy Bear’s Picnic! Premiere screening of Paddington 2, with some goodies given away like PADDINGTON 2 PRIZE PACKS ! Each pack contained Paddington 2 themed prizes including a bag, notebook, pencil case, pen AND a Moonlight Cinema Family Pass!   get the whole^ropgram and cities where the moonlight cinema happen https://www.moonlight.com.au/  ...
     

     

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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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    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

    Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weave evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind. 

    ...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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    Winner in Houston WorldFest and Fantasporto

    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, Best Film and Audience Award for Best Film at Torino Film Fest

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

    A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier. This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.

    An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?

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    The Unwilling by Oscar nominee Jonathan Heap

     

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

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

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

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    Göteborg Film Festival will be celebrating its 41st edition next january

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    Scandinavia's leading film festival! Göteborg Film Festival will be celebrating its 41st edition Jan 26-Feb 5, 2018. 450 films from 80 countries will be screened during eleven days. In 2018 the festival will turn a spotlight to the subject nationalism. Alicia Vikander is this year's Nordic Honorary Dragon Award recipient. Nordic Film Market, Feb 1-4. Take part of brand new films, works in progress, projects in development, the annual Nostradamus Report and much more. T...
     

    Alex at the 22nd Kerala Film Festival

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    My Top Seven from the festival were: 1. A mon âge je me cache toujours pour fumer -- ALGERIA 2.  Newton --HINDI 3. Two  Persons, Malayalam 4. Heart of a Dog --Malayalam 5.  Black Jew, Malayalam 6. The Butcher, The Whore, and the One-eyed Man,     Another Hungarian chef d'oeuvre from János Szász 7. WAJIB, Palestine Details on these films to follow later Alex, Trivandarum Nayinye Hrudayam,  (The Heart of Dog) Is a can...
     
     

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    DIFF CLOSES WITH FULL FORCE ON the RED CARPET 140 films from near and far brought cinephiles, film fans and industry professionals together Final day recognises excellence in regional filmmaking with Muhr Awards announced Eight days of DIFF’s trademark silver-screen magic closed today with an epic Closing Night Gala, marking the close of the 14th edition of the Festival. DIFF took over the city between 6 – 13 December with screenings of 140 films from globally acclaimed filmmake...
     
     

    A Cinema of Dreams A festival about Dreams

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    January 25, 2018. The Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street), one of only a few surviving independent theaters in Manhattan, is hosting Secrets of the Deep: DREAMS on FILM, a short film festival fully dedicated to exploring relationships between cinema and the dream experience.  Ten films, each between 5 and 10 minutes long, are selected from among narrative, music video, documentary, and experimental genres.   Producer of the event is Lower East Side indie filmmaker Jeffrey Wengrofsk...
     
     

    Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship still open through Sydney Film Festival

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        Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia are encouraging all up and coming Australian filmmakers to enter the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship through Sydney Film Festival, with submissions accepted from 4 December 2017 until 29 January 2018. The Fellowship is the largest cash prize for short film in Australia, offering $50,000 each to four filmmakers to produce their next short film. All new entries are w...
     

    Tropfest Australia submissions close in 3 weeks

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        Filmmakers have just three weeks to wrap up their films for Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU Insurance, for their chance to win a spectacular bevy of prizes, and join the ranks of esteemed Tropfest legends continuing to make huge waves internationally. Submissions close on Thursday 11 January 2018. The winner of Tropfest 2018 will be awarded a shiny new Equin...
     
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    The Adventures of a Roving Film Festivaleer

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    ADVENTURES ON THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT by Alex Deleon (Herman Pevner) (filmfestivals.com) The very first film festival I ever attended was the San Francisco Festival of 1975. I had by then begun to publish articles about Japanese films in San Francisco and was invited by former festival director Albert Johnson, whom I knew from hanging out at the fabled Mediterraneum Caffe in Berkeley, and Albert used his influence to arrange a pass for me. To this day I must say it was one of...
     

    SFFILM Announces First Round of Winners for Brand New Initiatives in Support of Immigrant Filmmakers and Women Championing Peace

     
    Three Filmmakers to Receive Inaugural New American Producer Fellowship and Women, Peace, and Security Fellowship     SFFILM announced today the recipients of the first round of fellowships in su...
     

    Trevor Jamieson to become Revelation Ambassador

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        Revelation Perth International Film Festival is thrilled to announce that acclaimed actor Trevor Jamieson has joined the Revelation team as a permanent ambassador.   Soon to be seen in the upcoming re...

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

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

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    Les nominations aux Prix Lumière de la presse étrangère à Paris

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    LES NOMINATIONS Les films 120 battements par minute, Barbara, Orpheline, Le sens de la fête, arrivent en tête des nominations pour les 23èmes Lumières de la presse internationale, les prix annuels créés en 1995 à l’initiative de Daniel Toscan du Plantier et du journaliste américain Edward Behr. Se détachent aussi Félicité, Au revoir là-haut, Le redoutable, Le brio, En attendant les hirondelles... 
     

    Le programme des 18e Rencontres Art et Technique de L'industrie du rêve

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    LA FRENCH TOUCH DANS LE MONDE Mercredi 24 janvier 2018 //9H30 - 18h30    Les 18e Rencontres Art et Technique seront consacrées à la FRENCH TOUCH DANS LE MONDE, avec un retour d’expérience autour de 4 tables rondes composées de dirigeants des industries techniques, de professionnel(le)s de la production, de la réalisation, de la fabrication, de la distribution et de l’exploitation, de la formation et de la diffusion. Grâce &agr...
     

    13e édition du Festival Hors Pistes au Centre Pompidou

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    Palmarès du festival LES NUITS MAGIQUES

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    Palmarès / Prizes list - 40th edition Poitiers Film Festival

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    Future Femme Festival May 10 – 13, 2018

     

    January 25, 2018 Regular Deadline
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    The Future Femme Film Festival is now open.

    FutureFemmes make movies.
    FutureFemmes make history.

    Anyone who identifies as a Future Femme may enter.

    Does your movie: elevate future femme perspectives, support the advancement of future femme talent, and empower future femmes through cinema?

    Enter now: FutureFemmeFest via Film Freeway. Take 50% your entry with this code filmfestivalscomff

    Future Femme Fest is a celebration of cinema. We bring the film festival experience to you via live competitions and our streaming partners.

    Movies under 60 minutes running time can enter FutureFemme Short Film Fest.

    Prizes

    $1000 cash for each category,
    A chance to find an audience through FemmeFest screening events/community worldwide, 

    The Future Femme Short Film Fest begins its UK tour in May 2018.

    Finalists & winners will have the chance to find an audience at 8 live events throughout the UK.

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    18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival. April 5 – 15, 2018

    December 18, 2017 Extended Deadline

    We're the festival that filmmakers love.  You've worked hard to make your film. Now it's time to share it with a great audience inside a beautiful theater and experience firsthand why MovieMaker Magazine calls us one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World!

    The festival once again returns to early April and we anticipate another great year with incredible films and film-hungry audiences. We've got an amazing venue, excited audiences and all we need are your films. Plus this year we're expanding to a second weekend which gives us an opportunity to screen most films at least three times.

    The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there. The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, started in 2000, and it has quickly become Arizona's Largest Film Festival.

     

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    ARY FILM FESTIVAL The largest festival in Pakistan April 2018

    After a successful and commendable execution of ARY Film Festival in 2017, the festival is back again for its second edition in 2018 for which submissions are now open till December  31st 2017.

    The 3 day festival commenced in May 2017 and screened 33 films, which were shortlisted by the jury from around 400 entries received from all over the world. Apart from the regular entries, the festival also came up with special screenings of internationally acclaimed films such as Maheen Zia’s ‘Lyari Notes’, ‘Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story’ contributed by the American Film Showcase and Anjum Shehzad’s ‘Mah e Mir’.  Additionally, Academy award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Song of Lahore’ was also premiered at the festival. Delhi International Film Festival was also one of the collaborating partners of the festival.

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    The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (April 26 – 29, 2018) is calling for your film

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    December 18, 2017  Regular Deadline I January 8, 2018  

    Voted one of the top 50 Film Festivals worth the Submission Fee in 2016 AND 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent. In recognition of the time and talent of the independent filmmaker, awarding over $40,000 in cash and benefits, including a $10,000 Best of the Fest award.
    Over $40,000 in cash and benefits to be awarded**

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    Seattle International Film Festival  May 17 - June 10, 2018

    Call for entries 2018

    January 5, 2018 - Late submission

    SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover
    extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.

    The Seattle International Film Festival is presented each year from mid-May to mid-June. It is the largest film festival in the United States, presenting more than 400 features, documentaries and short films to an audience of 155,000 each year. SIFF is consistently ranked as one of the top festivals in North America, and is an Academy Award-qualifying festival for short films.

    SIFF started out as an event aimed squarely at Seattle filmgoers, renowned for their strong support for independent cinema and their sophisticated, maverick tastes. Through the years, Seattle audiences have proven themselves to be remarkably astute judges of a film's theatrical strength in the American marketplace. This, in turn, has made SIFF a great testing ground for new films. Our emphasis on keeping the Festival an event aimed first and foremost at filmgoers, provides the films themselves with the kind of genuine audience response that has attracted the participation of so many filmmakers and film distributors.


     

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    Horror of Damned November 1 – 3, 2018

    February 28, 2018 2nd Deadline I April 30, 2018 3rd Deadline I June 30, 2018 4th Deadline I August 31, 2018 5th Deadline I September 30, 2018 6th Deadline I October 31, 2018 Notification Date I November 1 – 3, 2018 Event Date I

    Horror of Damned is a horror film festival, supporting the best up and coming horror filmmakers from around the world.

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    Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival Feb 16 - 18, 2018 - Horror Calling

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    SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL, presented by Famous Monsters, is looking for the next generation of great genre storytellers so their creations can be shared with the world!

    The purpose of the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is to cherry-pick burgeoning creative talent and provide an industry spotlight for the best in genre storytelling — horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and combinations of the three. The only criteria for SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL content other than genre is to captivate the audience and inspire the imagination.

    Designed to discover new talent, unite the entertainment community, and encourage genre conversation, the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is a three-day event comprised of film screenings, award ceremonies, prizes, social gatherings, and celebratory parties. The FESTIVAL will be hosted by the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa, CA.

    Visit www.silverscreamfest.com for event details and schedules.

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    13 Horror May 1

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    Final Deadline is April 13, 2018

    Film & Screenplay Contest 2018 Deadline 13 April 2018 Submissions open for 13Horror.com's Film & Screenplay Contest 2018!   13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers! 13Horror.com is back with THE go-to contest for horror screenwriters and film-makers!

    The categories for the contest are: 
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    2) Short screenplays 
    3) Feature-length movies 
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    NYC Independent Film Festival 2018

    May 7 - May 13, 2018

    December 31, 2017 Late Deadline  

    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 

    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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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

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    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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    New Media Film Festival

    June 12 -14, 2018

    9th Annual New Media Film Festival

    Honoring Stories Worth Telling

    January 3rd Regular Deadline

     

    Submit today, use code WOW and save.

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    Announcing - JEFF BRIDGES Legendary Actor & Producer of upcoming documentary "Living in Futures Past" 2018 Recipient of the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award at the New Media Film Festival Opening Night, June 16, 2018*

    Celebrate - Collaborate - Creative Technology & Story

    NEW VIBE

    New Venue James Bridges Theater - Los Angeles CA

    New Website - www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

    NEW DATES

    Saturday & Sunday June 16-17 2018

    12:30pm - 10:30pm

    NEW ACCESS

    New - Producer Panel & Pitching - Sat. June 16 2018

    New - Indie Distributor Mixer - September 2018

    New - Free Actors Head shot drop off bin for active Casting Office during festival

    New - Success Stories Series - Coming Soon

    New - 3D & VR now in lobby all day Sun. June 17 2018 run by Nvidia & the fabulous Doug Leighton

    All Access Pass & Tickets on sale now

    we lock schedule May 10 2018 so check website often.

     

    * Subject to availability. In the event of a date change, ticket holders will have the option of the new date or a full refund for the ceremony.

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    The 2018 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas next April 2018

     

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    Final Deadline Extended 

    The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas next April. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2018. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

    New Categories for 2018:  Magazine Feature, International Affairs Documentary, Use of Technology in Promos, Digital Documentary, Digital Reality TV Drama, and Tourism

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    MIAFF 5th edition wants your hot new animation films for 2018 

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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival 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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    Animation Day in Cannes 2018

    Animaze Daze in Cannes Screenings May 18, 2018

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    Submit your best short animated films for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.

    Enjoy industry visibility in front of the animation professionals attending Cannes during Animation Day in Cannes (second edition). take advantage of free promotion to buyers and media on our Animation Day in Cannes Newsletters, animation Day in Cannes websitefilmfestivals.com pages dedicated to Animation Day in Cannes and our Youtube channel, which will be offered for buyers and Media.

     

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    16th Third Eye Asian Film Festival: VI

    Three Marathi films are the focus of today’s post: Nati Khel, Nadi Vahate and Copy. They were shown as part of a package at that consisted of as many as eight films, the maximum in any language from any Indian language. TEAFF is organised by the Asian Film Foundation and P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, and co-organised by Prabhat Chitra Mandal and Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal. It is supported by Department of Culture, Government of Maharashtra. Screenings are held at Ravindra Natya Mandir Mini Auditorium, Mumbai.

    Continuing my coverage of TEAFF, here are reviews of two Marathi films I saw there. Another, titled Copy, will be covered in the next instalment, which will also focus on some other films that featured in the festival.

    Nati Khel, 2017

    Sadba and Parvi are chosen by the temple rituals to be the prime married couple to sit by the grand prayers adoring the Goddess. Sadba learns that, Parvi, is having an affair with his younger brother Mallappa. After the three of them narrate and explain each of their stories, the Panchayat (village council) gives an unusual verdict, one that surprises everybody, whereby Parvi must also marry the second brother, and live the life of a woman with two husbands. A majority of people oppose this marriage, while turning a blind eye towards men with multiple wives. Will an orthodox patriarchal society approve of Parvi having two husbands? How will an orthodox patriarchal villagers deal with a rebellious Parvi, with her two husbands? Nati Khel is based on real life incidents which formed the basis of the story, penned by Pune-ite Rajan Khan.

    Khan was in the news a few months ago when miscreants, who were angry at his old novel, Halal, being released as a film now, attacked his office in Pune. The movie, Halal, is directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, and has been screened in the Cannes film festival. Khan won some awards in India, for best story. Bhosle told the audience that the central idea of a woman forced to marry her brother-in-law while her husband was alive, was from Khan, but it was trans-lifted to a different geographical locale and a back-story was built around it. Mythological figure of the Mahabharata, Draupadi was married to five men. But a happily married woman in modern India being forced to marry her husband’s younger brother because they live together and he has been infatuated by her before she was married, is sure to lad itself in taboo territory.

    Total anarchy prevails in this village. Government laws are just on paper. The Panchayat still passes verdicts like the chopping to pieces of a rapist by swords, and so the Parvi verdict is no surprise. In such a milieu, Bhonsle manages to grip you with a deeply rooted in earth tale that has a brutal but open ending. Why open? “In recent times, there have been several brutal murders of prominent rationalists and reformers, but the killers were never caught. This fact prompted me to leave the ending open.”

    Nagpur-born Nagesh Bhosle has acted in theatre, International, Hindi, Marathi and Telugu films, and directed six Marathi films. In 2014, he founded Ajna Motion Picture Pvt Ltd, a film production house. Ajna's first film Panhala (2015), directed and produced by Nagesh, was critically acclaimed. In live interaction before and after the screening, it was clear that Nagesh had a decent grasp over Urdu pronunciation that could be the result of his association with “my great mentor and educator Urdu poet Turfa Qureshi”. His Hindi is good too. In the film, he plays the village council head who has two women--a legal wife and another kept woman. There is a scene in which he kicks the ‘other’ woman for trying to speak out in favour of Parvi. Though done suggestively, it had to be deleted at the insistence of the Central Board of Film Certification, which looks down very harshly on violence against women.

    In the three lead parts are the Radha Kulkarni, Milind Shinde and Umesh Jagtap; Screenplay is by Umesh Padalkar, Arvind Jagtap, Sapan Saran and Nagesh Bhosle while the cinematographer and editor is Amarendra Bhosle. All have done justice to their responsibilities. Crispy 98 minutes in duration, it raises several issues of religion, functioning of village councils, anarchy and lack of police rule in parts of rural India, metaphysical-sublime love versus married-physical love, capital punishment in this age and era, gender equality and the status of women in rural India and more. Surely worth a watch.

    Rating: ***

    Nadi Vahate,2016

    A full twenty years after he created tidal waves with the Oscar nominated and National Award-winning Shwaas, Sandeep Sawant, a psychology graduate and mainly documentary-maker till Shwaas, returns to cinema with Nadi Vahate (the River flows). Made in the Marathi language, it uses a realistic situation of ecological hara-kiri to highlight corruption and exploitation in the interiors of the Indian state. Nadi Vahate has been shot at Kudal, DohaMarg, Sawantwadi's base of Western Ghats (all in Sindhudurg) and in Goa's Walpai, Sakhali, Satteri. The film showcases how to save the river and how it can be used to change the landscape around it. The film was showcased at the NFDC Film Bazaar 2015.

    Antee meanders through the lush green mountains and thick green forest, with a few villages scattered on the river's banks. A group of people from a village: Anagha, her mother, Guruji, Bhau, Prakash, Tukaram, Mangesh...do not want to take up conventional jobs. They are trying to earn their livelihood through farming, agriculture and allied businesses, having realised that efforts involving and built around Antee are the only way to become truly self sufficient. Appa Naik is an important person in the village. He is strongly active in local politics, but his heart beats for the glitz and glamour of the city. He wants his son, Akash, to get settled in Mumbai, while Akash is fed up of city jobs, having just quit one. One day, the unsuspecting villagers find out that Antee is going to be blocked and a huge tourism project is to be built at the dam.

    As writer and director, Sandeep Sawant has picked a burning topic and filmed it realistically. Beautiful, lush-green locales (captured by Sanjay Memane, who was the cinematographer on Shwaas too) help impart a personification to Antee. The inherent charm of Shwaas, however, is missing. Characters appear stencilesque at first sight but soon you begin to realise that the conceived village-folk and the city baddie could not be much different in real-life. Rapid, jerky cutting (Niraj Voralia, another Shwaas carry-forward) notwithstanding, the film gives you the feel of a well-made documentary rather than a fiction drama. Performances are uniformly good and slice-of-life.

    Poonam Shetgaonkar, Asha Shelar, Hridaynath Jadhav, Jayant Gadekar, Abhishek Aanand, Shivkumar Subramaniam, Gajanan Zarmekar, Mahadev Sawant, Vishnupad Barve and Bhushan Vikas form the cast. A surprise packet is Hindi film writer-actor Shivkumar Subramaniam as the project head, representing city money-bags. Sawant builds up suspense about him, only to have an understated confrontation when the time comes. To make him more credible, Sawant gets him to speaking a blend of Marathi, English and Hindi.

    Three departments are headed by theatre veteran Neeraja Patwardhan, an M.A. in Drama from the Pune University: Production Design, Art Direction, Costume Design. Neeraja, who is married to Sandeep Sawant, is also the co-producer of the film, along with Sandeep. Nadi Vahate, an acceptable 115 minutes in duration, was released in India in September 2017, more than two years after it was completed. It won the Special Jury award for its director, Sandeep Sawant, at the Pune International Film Festival, in the Marathi Cinema Awards category.

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    Sundance Institute completes the slate of bold independent work set for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, with eight feature films, a VR experience, the NEXT Innovator’s Award juror and hosted retrospectives joining the lineup today. Screenings will take place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 18-28. 

    RuPaul will convene a retrospective of VH1’s Emmy-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on the heels of its 10th season, and host a panel with executive producers and Sundance Film Festival veterans Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, along with Tom Campbell and Pamela Post, senior vice president of Original Programming for MTV, VH1 and Logo. RuPaul will also serve as the Festival’s inaugural and sole NEXT Innovator Award juror, and will present the NEXT Innovator Award to his favorite film in that category, which showcases pure, bold works distinguished by innovative, forward-thinking approaches to storytelling.

    Other additions to the program include features Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock, Hereditary, Lords of Chaos, The Long Dumb Road, Private Life, You Were Never Really Here and Sweet Country and New Frontier work Isle of Dogs Behind the Scenes (in Virtual Reality). Hearts Beat Loud, a feature announced earlier in the Premieres section, is now confirmed as a Closing Night Film. 

    These latest additions are joined by archive film Smoke Signals, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998, and a selection of early work by filmmaker Todd Haynes, whose feature film directorial debut Poison won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. The archive films are selections from the Sundance Institute Collection at UCLA, a partnership between UCLA Film & Television Archive and Sundance Institute. Established in 1997, the Collection is devoted to the preservation of independent documentaries, narratives, and short films supported by Sundance Institute.  The Collection has grown to over 4,000 holdings representing nearly 2,300 titles and preservation efforts have brought renewed attention to films such as Hoop Dreams, Desert Hearts, Reservoir Dogs, River of Grass, Walking and Talking, Paris is Burning, El Mariachi and Paris, Texas. Titles are generously donated by individual filmmakers, distributors and studios.

    For the 2018 Festival, 121 feature-length films were selected, representing 29 countries and 53 first-time filmmakers, including 30 in competition. These films were selected from 13,468 submissions including 3,901 feature-length films and  8,740 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 1,799 were from the U.S. and 2,102 were international. One hundred and eight feature films at the Festival will be world premieres. In 2017, the Festival drew 71,638 attendees, generated $151.5 million in economic activity for the state of Utah and supported 2,778 local jobs.

    The latest additions to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Program are:

    FROM THE COLLECTION

    An Evening with Todd Haynes / In the thirty years since he burst onto the indie scene, Todd Haynes has established himself as one of most distinctive voices in American cinema. A special conversation with Haynes and longtime collaborator, producer Christine Vachon, explores Haynes’ early work, including clips from notable, recently restored gems. 

    Smoke Signals / U.S.A. (Director: Chris Eyre, Screenwriter: Sherman Alexie, Producers: Larry Estes, Scott Rosenfelt) — When Victor’s estranged father Arnold dies in Arizona, he must leave his home on an Idaho reservation to retrieve Arnold’s ashes. Victor’s friend Thomas offers to fund the trip, but only if he can accompany Victor. Together they undertake a journey filled with discovery about their personal and cultural identities. Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal.

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES

    Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock / U.S.A. (Director: Cody Lucich, Producers: Heather Rae, Gingger Shankar, Ben-Alex Dupris) — Standing Rock, 2016: the largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee. Thousands of activists, environmentalists and militarized police descend on the Dakota Access Pipeline in a standoff between oil corporations and a new generation of Native Warriors. This chronicle captures the sweeping struggle, spirit and havoc of a People’s uprising. World Premiere. THE NEW CLIMATE

    MIDNIGHT

    Hereditary / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ari Aster, Producers: Kevin Frakes, Lars Knudsen, Buddy Patrick) — After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family tries to escape the dark fate they've inherited. Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro. World Premiere

    Lords of Chaos / U.S.A. (Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Screenwriters: Jonas Åkerlund, Dennis Magnusson, Producers: Kwesi Dickson, Danny Gabai, Jim Czarnecki, Erik Gordon, Jack Arbuthnott, Ko Mori) — Based on truth (and lies), Lords of Chaos is a dark drama about a precocious teenager, Euronymous, who wants to spread evil, chaos, and true Norwegian black metal. When Euronymous invites a mysterious loner, Varg, to join his “Black Circle,” a rivalry sparks, leading to unexpected consequences. Cast: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, Valter Skarsgård. World Premiere

    NEW FRONTIER

    Isle of Dogs Behind the Scenes (in Virtual Reality) / (Lead Artists: A collaboration between Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphael and the Isle of Dogs production team)  — This virtual reality experience places the viewer inside the miniature world of Wes Anderson's upcoming stop-motion animated film, face to face with the cast of dogs as they are interviewed on set, while the crew of the film works around you to create the animation you are seeing. Cast: A selection of actors from the cast of Isle of Dogs.

    PREMIERES

    The Long Dumb Road / U.S.A. (Director: Hannah Fidell, Screenwriters: Hannah Fidell, Carson Mell, Producers: Hannah Fidell, Jacqueline "JJ" Ingram, Jonathan Duffy, Kelly Williams) — Two very different men, at personal crossroads, meet serendipitously and take an unpredictable journey through the American Southwest.  Cast: Tony Revolori, Jason Mantzoukas, Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer, Ron Livingston, Casey Wilson, Ciara Bravo. World Premiere

    Private Life / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Tamara Jenkins, Producers: Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu) — A couple in the throes of infertility try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. When their doctor suggests third-party reproduction, they bristle. But when Sadie, a recent college dropout, re-enters their life, they reconsider. Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Molly Shannon, John Carroll Lynch, Kayli Carter. World Premiere

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    “RuPaul’s Drag Race:” A Retrospective of the Cultural Phenomenon / U.S.A. (Lead Artist: RuPaul Charles) — A retrospective of VH1’s Emmy-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on the heels of its10th season, and a panel hosted by RuPaul with executive producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, along with Tom Campbell and Pamela Post, senior vice president of Original Programming for MTV, VH1 and Logo. Cast: RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews. World Premiere

    SPOTLIGHT

    You Were Never Really Here / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Lynne Ramsay, Producers: Pascal Caucheteux, Rosa Attab, James Wilson, Rebecca O'Brien, Lynne Ramsay) — A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Alessandro Nivola, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman, Alex Manette. North American Premiere

    Sweet Country / Australia (Director and screenwriter: Warwick Thornton, Producers: David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin) — In 1920s Australia, a middle-aged Aboriginal man’s comfortable life is upended by a newcomer’s arrival. Wanted for murder in the bloody aftermath of a violent shootout, he must flee into the dangerous outback with his wife. Cast: Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris, Ewen Leslie, Thomas M. Wright, Matt Day. Utah Premiere
     

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      HEARTS BEAT LOUD   World Premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival- Closing Night Film     Starring:  Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner   Written & Directed by: Brett Haley ...
     
     

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    Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in th eHorror SciFi genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"      CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles. A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive,... 
     

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    "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environ...

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    Moonlight Screening of the documentary TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton

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    Rory Kennedy’s exhilarating Sundance documentary will have its Australian premiere at Moonlight Cinemas on January 6, 2018!   Push your limits. Change the game.     Filmmaker Rory Kennedy tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon—an athlete who has refused to compete professionally yet has do...
     

    Hearts Beat Loud Closing Sundance film

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    HEARTS BEAT LOUD   World Premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival- Closing Night Film     Starring:  Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner   Written & Directed by: Brett Haley ...
     

    new Year's news from Bombay: Big star Bollywood film to be shot in Israel

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    Alex C. Deleon, Bombay Bollywood A-list star Ranbir Kapoor, co-star Alia Bhatt and director Ayan Mukerji spent new years eve partying in Tel Aviv where they are getting ready to shoot the first Bollywood film ever to be made on location in Israel. Set in modern day India "Brahmasta" the first part of a planned trilogy revolves around wisdom and powers drawn from ancient Indian culture and will be shot in the old city of Jaffa, in Jerusalem, and parts of neighboring J...
     
     

    New Year's in Bombay Day three, my button works

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    by Alex Deleon 13:43 (Il y a 23 heures)             Resting at the Royal Bombay Yacht Club next to the fabulous Taj Mahal Hotel -- the...
     

    India: The Padmavati controversy updates.

     
    Removing an offensive dotted Eye, by Alex Deleon, Pune, Maharashtra                       The big film news at the year end here in India is the ongoing controversy over the release of the new historical drama "Padmavati" by top senior director Sanjay Leela  Bhansali  starring top star Deepika Padukone in the title title role as a real queen of yore. The big joke (seriously) is that the film will get gover...
     

    Yearend News from Bombay

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    The year 2018 in Bollywood has seen a dearth of box-office blockbuster and the industry has been counting on Salma Khan's latest, "Tiger Zinda Hai" (The tiger is still alive) a giant actioner co-starring his former girl friend Katrina Kaif.  This is the follow up to his megahit "Tiger Hai" of 2012 also costarring zoftic curvy Katrina who,  although only half Indian is the  leading sex symbol of the Bollywood.   The story this tim...
     

    Baron Noir French series presented in 8 parts

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    The rapid addition of video streaming platforms has considerably expanded program viewing choices accessible to the internet audience. Netflix and Amazon have made a large number of foreign feature films, documentaries and television productions available and foreign series have increasingly become more prominent in their programs which are a mix of acquisitions and sometimes co-productions. Another new feature in the differentiated internet programming scene is subscription video on demand se...

     

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

    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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    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

    Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weave evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind. 

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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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    Winner in Houston WorldFest and Fantasporto

    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, Best Film and Audience Award for Best Film at Torino Film Fest

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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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    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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    Malibu Fest ready to kick off in a week

     
    18TH MALIBU FILM FESTIVAL presented by LITTLE BEACH HOUSE MALIBU | SOHO HOUSE JANUARY 13-14, 2018 (MALIBU, CA) 18th Malibu Film Festival presented by Little Beach House Malibu | Soho House returns to Malibu January 13-14 with creenings and events at Malibu Civic Theater. The 2018 festival commences with Academy Award Nominee Josh Brolin hosting the Opening Film from Malibu local Emmy award-winning filmmakers Paul Taublieb, Susan Cooper and Jon Freeman. Bryan Fogel’s Icaru...
     

    2018 Sundance Film Festival: Latest Additions Announced, Including Eight Features, Virtual Reality Work, Hosted Retrospectives

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    L-R: Private Life, Credit: Jojo Whilden; Smoke Signals, Credit: Jill Sabella; Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock, Credit: Cody Lucich. ...
     
     

    16th Third Eye Asian Film Festival: VI

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    16th Third Eye Asian Film Festival: VI Three Marathi films are the focus of today’s post: Nati Khel, Nadi Vahate and Copy. They were shown as part of a package at that consisted of as many as eight films, the maximum in any language from any Indian language. TEAFF is organised by the Asian Film Foundation and P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, and co-organised by Prabhat Chitra Mandal and Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal. It is supported by Department of Culture, Gover...
     
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    Australian actress Cate Blanchett is to be President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes

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    Australian actor Cate Blanchett is to be President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes, the 71st edition of which will be taking place in May 2018.   “I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the Gala-sphere and in Competition,” she declared, “but never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbours.”   Cate Blanchett follows Pedro Almodóvar, ...
     

    AMEC 2018 - Melody Sweets to perform - A&R Worldwide to present Music Counsel of the Year Award

     
    The world of music will take a prominent role at the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) of the Year Awards to be held in Manhattan Beach on January 25, 2018.  AMEC announced today that A&R Worldwide will present the prestigious “Music Counsel of the Year” Award at their AMEC Awards ceremony at their annual black-tie event later this month.  Globally recognized as the leading music producer and management record label, A&R Worldwide is known for...
     

    The Adventures of a Roving Film Festivaleer

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

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    Les nominations aux Prix Lumière de la presse étrangère à Paris

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    LES NOMINATIONS Les films 120 battements par minute, Barbara, Orpheline, Le sens de la fête, arrivent en tête des nominations pour les 23èmes Lumières de la presse internationale, les prix annuels créés en 1995 à l’initiative de Daniel Toscan du Plantier et du journaliste américain Edward Behr. Se détachent aussi Félicité, Au revoir là-haut, Le redoutable, Le brio, En attendant les hirondelles... 
     

    LE FESTIVAL D'HUMOUR DE PARIS fête les 40 ans du film Les Bronzés le 17 janvier au Grand Rex

     
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    Much awaited JIFF 2018 finally opened in a magnificent manner; for all the Film enthusiasts; Cinema lovers and fans. For next four days; many National – International Films would be screened at Golcha Cinema and Manipal University. The Film Festival has been started, with lighting the lamp at Golcha Cinema. Surendra Bohra, Rajeev Arora, Sandeep Sancheti [President Manipal University], Mark Plain and JIFF Founder Hanu Roj were present at the stage.
    Hanu Roj shared his emotional experiences of the long decade journey of JIFF! Hanu expressed that people’s positive responses make him go ahead on this path! Hanu said that JIFF believes in inviting real Film – Makers; instead of celebrated Superstars!
    On the behalf of JIFF; Gorune APRIKIAN [France], Katerina Philppou [UK], Dora Elek [UK], Roope Olenius [Finland], Phillippa Frisby [UK]; and Chandrashekhar, Dr Vibhuti Pandey and Vivek Sharma were felicitated.
    After the grand opening of JIFF 2018; Surendra Bohra has been honoured with the LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Surendra is a noted Indian Producer and Director; who’s first produced Film was Maa Manne Kyu Parnai. He debuted directing Films with Saajan Ka Ghar; starring Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla; and continued on a path of success for years.
    Surendra Bohra gave a Big THANK to JIFF. Bohra expressed that he considers this AWARD, the biggest AWARD in his life!
    Sandeep Sancheti congratulated JIFF. Besides, he thanked all the Film – Enthusiasts; who have come to JIFF.
    JIFF 2018 opened with screening of the Hindi Film Angrezi Me Kahte Hain, at 6 pm. Entire star cast of Angrezi Me Kahte Hain has been present on the stage including Ekavali Khanna, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Pankaj Tripathi, Brijendra Kala and Anshuman Jha.
    Directed by HARISH VYAS, Angrezi Me Kahte Hain is a story of middle – aged man Yashwant Batra, who makes attempts to win his wife’s heart. It’s interesting to see an old man doing varied amusing things to woo his wife, which are often done by young men!
    This is the 10th year of JIFF. Hence, JIFF is celebrating the ‘Decade of Excellence’. Most of the screened Films aren’t released yet, and hence, people would get to watch them for the first time at JIFF. Here, Film enthusiasts would get to interact with Directors, Writers, Actors,


    GLIMPSES of PROGRAMS for TOMORROW –
    Ish Madhu Talwar would hold a dialogue session about “Hasrat Jaipuri: His Life and Time”; at 11 am. At 12:30 pm; Rakesk Gogna would take a workshop about Web Series and Mobile Film Making. At 2 pm; during ART CAMP; Era Tak would have a dialogue with Surendra Pal Joshi and Dr Ashwin Dalwi; about “Cinema and Visual Art”.
    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS with FILM MAKERS -
    Dora Alek [Director Lend Me Your Eyes] at 1 pm; in Tivoli Screen [Golcha Cinema].
    Suneeta Mishra [Director Birds in Flight] at 2 pm; in Tivoli Screen [Golcha Cinema].
    Vendanti Daani, Pavi Trehan, Yuvraj Kumar, Vinayak Pimple [Team Inkblot] at 11 am; in Nile Screen [Golcha Cinema].
    Gorune APRIKIAN [Director Just A Fling] at 4:30 pm; in Nile Screen [Golcha Cinema].
     
    FILM SCREENING –
    SCREEN 1 – Tivoli
    11 AM to 1 PM – Kajal / The Peace Agency / Quira.
    1 to 2 PM - Lend Me Your Eyes / Baltazers.
    2 PM to 4 PM - Jai Jai Hindustan / Birds in Flight / Pashi / End Unsung / The Reform / Love Sex and Side Effects / Played / Happy Building.
    4:15 to 6:15 – POW: Point of View.
    6:15 to 8:15 - In the Shadow of Mother Tree.
     8:15 to 10:45 - Naani Bai Ro Maayro.
     
    SCREEN 2 – Nile
    11 to 1 PM - Soch / How To Save Your Best Friend / Inkblot / Job / Framed / Two Balloons / Humanity With Little Friends.
    1:15 P.M. to 4 P.M. - Andre Draux Aux / Teen Aur Aadha.
    4:15 P.M. to 6:15 P.M. - Pahad Gatha / Just A Fling / Return of the Goddess.
    6:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. - Ingrained / Half Widow / Bhura.
    Due to court stay; film Half Widow would not be shown.
     
    SCREEN 3 – Manipal University
    10:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. – Puya: In the Circle of Time.
    1:15 P.M. to 3 P.M. - Girl in Red / Shades / Chhoti Si Guzarish / Moonlight Princess.
    3:15 P.M. to 5 P.M. - Mother / Happy Birthday Mango! / Ma Terre [My Ground] / Angel Of Anywhere / Fated / Kadwi Hawa Badlo / Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times.

     

     
     

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    Tribute to Shyam Sundar Jalani

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    Life Time Achievement Award presenting to Surendra Bohra

     
     
     
     
     
     

     

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