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    Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced today the programme of feature films, short films and panel discussions for the Sundance Film Festival: London 2018, taking place 31 May - 3 June at Picturehouse Central, presented in association with Adobe. General ticket sales open at 9.30am on Monday 30 April, with priority booking for Picturehouse Members opening on 9.30am on Monday 23 April. Become a Picturehouse Member now at picturehouses.com/membership.

     

    The festival will present twelve feature films from this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected for London by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse. The festival will open with the UK premiere of Jennifer Fox’s The Tale, starring Laura Dern and Elizabeth Debicki, which paves the way for a weekend of bold female-focused stories. The festival will close four days later with the UK premiere of Leave No Trace, Debra Granik’s highly anticipated follow-up to the Academy Award®-nominated Winter’s Bone.

     

    Amid the film industry’s current period of dramatic change and intense reflection, this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London will provide an exciting opportunity for the US and UK film industries to connect and discuss our past, present and future.  As movements such as Time’s Up and #MeToo continue to highlight inequality in the film industry, we ask #WhatNext?

     

    With seven out of the twelve films showcased at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London directed by women, along with a thrilling array of female leads on screen, the selection champions female voices and highlights some of the broad and excellent women-led work direct from Sundance Utah. Among the special guests and filmmakers attending the weekend is Toni Collette, star of this year’s Time Out gala film, Hereditary, who will participate in a post-screening Q&A. In addition to the opening film The Tale, the festival will feature the UK premiere of Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post, the winner of the US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at January’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah; Skate Kitchen, an original tale of female skateboarders and the narrative debut of Crystal Moselle (dir.The Wolfpack, winner U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival); and Augustine Frizzel’s debut, comedy Never Goin’ Back. Aubrey Plaza stars alongside Emile Hirsch and Jermaine Clement in Jim Hosking’s (The Greasy Strangler) comedy, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn. The festival will also continue its tradition of supporting local British talent with the UK premiere of Idris Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie.

     

     

    The festival’s documentary features comprise Amy Adrion’s timely work, Half the Picture, which turns a critical eye on the dismal number of female directors working in Hollywood, and Generation Wealth, Lauren Greenfield’s follow-up to the acclaimed Queen of Versailles.

     

    Alongside the inspiring films on offer, the festival will also celebrate the work of diverse industry pioneers with a series of panel discussions, Q&As, and special guest appearances. In keeping with the What Next theme, the year’s special events programme will coalesce around the idea of creating a culture of inclusion for our film industry, whilst providing audiences an invaluable insight into the filmmaking process. Major UK film funders will join Half the Picture director Amy Adrion for “The Big Culture Shift” panel to examine what is next for the film industry and the steps needed to create a fairer and more inclusive film future. “Triple Threat: Three major filmmakers in conversation will see Jennifer Fox (The Tale), Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone, Leave No Trace) and Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Appropriate Behaviour) discuss their careers and approach to their craft, while filmmakers Jennifer Fox, Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth, Queen of Versailles) and Crystal Moselle (Skate Kitchen, The Wolfpack) will consider the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction filmmaking in “Art of the Real – the intersection between Documentary and Fiction”.

     

    The 2018 festival continues the Sundance tradition of celebrating fresh work from both emerging and established independent filmmakers through two short film programmes, including a branch dedicated to UK shorts.

     

    Following on from last year’s first Surprise Film, the programme will again include an unannounced screening which gives audiences an special chance to catch an audience hit from this year’s festival in Park City  – last year’s choice was Patti Cake$.  Additionally, Sundance Film Festival: London 2018 will continue last year’s inaugural Audience Favourite award - which was presented to the Academy Award®-winning documentary Icarus - giving festivalgoers the opportunity to vote for their favourite features, with the winner announced at the close of the festival.

     

    Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, said, The work of independent storytellers can challenge and possibly change culture, illuminating our world’s imperfections and possibilities. The program we're bringing to London this year is full of artfully told stories that provoke thought, drive empathy and allow the audience to connect, in deeply personal ways, to the universal human experience.

     

    John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, "The films and voices of this year's Sundance Film Festival: London offer a creative lens to view our complex times. This is connected, relevant, global art that provides a fresh alternative to the noise dominating the cultural mainstream, and an inspiration for its future."

     

    Clare Binns, Joint Managing Director Picturehouse Cinemas, adds, “We are thrilled to host our third Sundance Film Festival: London at Picturehouse Central, celebrating the best independent cinema direct from Sundance Utah. In the current cinematic climate, we are proud to announce a broad and diverse programme which in this 2018 Sundance London takes pride in championing female voices and encouraging an inclusive industry landscape. Join us for an exciting offering of films, talks and special guest appearances as we continue to explore what’s next for our local and international film industry.

     

    More information will be available at picturehouses.com/sundance. Join the conversation on social media with #sundancelondon and #whatnext.

     

    The 2018 Sundance Film Festival: London is supported by: Presenting Partner – Adobe; Lead Partner – SundanceTV Global; Media Partners – Time Out and Evening Standard; Event Partners – Mubi and the Utah Office of Tourism; Hotel Partner – The May Fair Hotel; Drinks Partner – Hop House Lager; and Official Provider - Picturehouse Central and Picturehouse West End.

     

     

    FEATURE FILM PROGRAMME— American independent narrative and documentary films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A.

     

    An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (Director: Jim Hosking,

    Screenwriters: Jim Hosking, David Wike) - Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a fortunate turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called 'An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only’.

    Principal cast: Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement, Matt Berry, Craig Robinson

     

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    Eighth Grade(Director/Screenwriter: Bo Burnham) - Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.

    Principal cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton

     

    International premiere

     

    Generation Wealth(Director: Lauren Greenfield) - Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously personal journey and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.

    Principal cast: Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters, Jaqueline Siegel

     

    UK premiere

    Half the Picture(Director: Amy Adrion) - At a pivotal moment for gender equality in Hollywood, successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers. Having endured a long history of systemic discrimination, women filmmakers may be getting the first glimpse of a future that values their voices equally.

    Principal cast: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Emily Best

     

    International premiere

    Hereditary(Director/Screenwriter: Ari Aster) - After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family tries to escape the dark fate they've inherited.

    Principal cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro

     

    European premiere. Presented in association with Time Out.

    Leave No Trace(Director: Debra Granik, Screenwriters: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini) - A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. A small mistake tips them off to authorities sending them on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

    Principal cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey

     

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    The Miseducation of Cameron Post(Director: Desiree Akhavan, Screenwriters: Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele) - 1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center. Based on Emily Danforth's acclaimed and controversial coming-of-age novel.

    Principal cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, John Gallagher Jr., Jennifer Ehle.

     

    UK premiere

     

    Winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

    Never Goin’ Back (Director/Screenwriter: Augustine Frizzell) - Jessie and Angela, high school dropout BFFs, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent’s due, they’re about to get fired and they’re broke. Now they've gotta avoid eviction, stay out of jail and get to the beach, no matter what!!!

    Principal cast: Maia Mitchell, Cami Morrone, Kyle Mooney, Joel Allen, Kendal Smith, Matthew Holcomb

     

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    Skate Kitchen(Director: Crystal Moselle, Screenwriters: Crystal Moselle, Ashlihan Unaldi) - Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.

    Principal cast: Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Jaden Smith, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams

     

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    The Tale(Director/Screenwriter: Jennifer Fox) - An investigation into one woman's memory as she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive; based on the filmmaker's own story.

    Principal cast: Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Jason Ritter, Elizabeth Debicki, Ellen Burstyn, Common

     

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    Yardie(Director: Idris Elba, Screenwriters: Brock Norman Brock, Martin Stellman) - Jamaica, 1973. When a young boy witnesses his brother’s assassination, a powerful Don gives him a home. Ten years later he is sent on a mission to London. He reunites with his girlfriend and their daughter, but then the past catches up with them. Based on Victor Headley's novel.

    Principal cast: Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Fraser James, Sheldon Shepherd, Everaldo Cleary

    UK premiere

    SURPRISE FILM!Following on from last year’s first ever surprise film, the hit rap story Patti Cake$, Sundance Film Festival: London will again feature a surprise showing.  We can't reveal any details, but it was a favourite among audiences in Utah, and with just one screening this will be among the hottest of the hot tickets. The title will be revealed only when the opening credits roll. Don't miss out. 

     

    SHORT FILM PROGRAMME– Two wide-ranging collections of new short films from the UK and around the world

    2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour - A 91-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2018 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Baby Brother(Director/Screenwriter: Kamau Bilal) - The director's baby brother moves back in with his parents.

     

    The Burden(Director/Screenwriter: Niki Lindroth von Bahr) - A dark musical enacted in a modern shopping center, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.

    Fauve(Director/Screenwriter: Jérémy Comte) - Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

     

    Short Film Special Jury Award

    Hair Wolf(Director/Screenwriter: Mariama Diallo) - In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

     

    Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction

    JEOM (Director/Screenwriter: Kangmin Kim) - A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on their butt. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father's birthmark to remove it – but he just can't get rid of it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Matria(Director/Screenwriter: Álvaro Gago) - Faced with a challenging daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in her relationships with her daughter and granddaughter.

     

    Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Presented by YouTube

    Maude(Director/Screenwriter: Anna Margaret Hollyman) - Teeny thought it was just another routine babysitting job – until she's shocked to meet the client. As the day goes on, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be...until she gets caught.

    UK Short Film Programme - A showcase of visionary new shorts from the UK. A wild ride through fiction and animation, discovering some of the exciting new filmmaking talent in the country.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Blue Christmas(Director/Screenwriter: Charlotte Wells) - On Christmas Eve, 1968, in a Scottish coastal town, a debt collector goes to work to avoid confronting his wife’s worsening psychosis at home.

     

     

     

     

     

    Fry-Up(Director/Screenwriter: Charlotte Regan) - An intimate portrayal of what could be a family's last day together, set against the urban backdrop of North London.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Garfield(Director: Georgi Banks-Davies, Screenwriter: Myra Appannah) - Krishna wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. As she pieces together how she got there, she realizes that the reasons may be bigger than just the night before.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Marfa(Co-Directors/Screenwriters: Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod) - An isolated town in the Texas borderlands. A place out of time. A shrine to minimalist art. Home to a remote festival. A place where unexplained lights tremble in the night sky. And then there's the giant lemon.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    [O](Directors/Screenwriters: Mario Radev,Chiara Sgatti) - A film that imitates nature in its manner of operation, depicting animated cycles in a world entirely based on sound frequency and vibration.

     

     

     

     

     

    The Right Choice(Director: Tomisin Adepeju, Screenwriter: Vijay Varman) - With the help of an adviser, a husband and wife must answer three seemingly harmless questions to create their perfect designer baby.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wren Boys(Director: Harry Lighton, Screenwriters: Harry Lighton, John Fitzpatrick) - On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

     

    SPECIAL EVENTS– Discussions with renowned guest speakers providing incredible insights into the filmmaking process.

    The Big Culture Shift 

    Presented in association with Film London

     

    Coinciding with the festival’s #WhatNext theme, this vital event sees key industry players take the stage to examine what must be done to create a new cultural landscape that is more inclusive and representative. Figures from the UK’s major film funders, Film London, BBC Films and Sundance, will speak alongside Amy Adrion, whose film Half The Picture explores the hiring of film and television directors in Hollywood and features Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jill Soloway (Transparent) and Rosanna Arquette.

     

    Panelists: Amy Adrion, director of Half the Picture; Jordan McGarry, Head of Production for Film London; Eva Yates, Commissioning Executive at BBC Films.

    Art of the Real – the intersection between Documentary and Fiction

    Hosted by The Doc Society

     

    Three leading documentary and narrative filmmakers discuss the relationship between documentary and fiction filmmaking and how these boundaries can be blurred when the limits of traditional filmmaking are transcended. Following a successful career in documentary filmmaking, Jennifer Fox makes her narrative feature debut with The Tale, bringing her unique approach to documentary filmmaking to the autobiographically inspired story of sexual abuse. Lauren Greenfield joins the discussion as a distinguished documentary filmmaker boasting wins at both Sundance Film Festival and River Run Festival in 2012 for her riches-to-rags documentary, Queen of Versailles. This year sees Greenfield’s return to filmmaking with her examination of consumer capitalism: Generation Wealth. Completing the line-up is Crystal Moselle, best known for her U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize-winning feature TheWolfpack at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, who brings true authenticity to her narrative debut, Skate Kitchen.

     

    Panellists: Jennifer Fox, director/screenwriter of The Tale; Lauren Greenfield, director of Generation Wealth; Crystal Moselle, director/co-screenwriter of Skate Kitchen. Hosted by Lisa-Marie Russo of The Doc Society

    Triple Threat – Three major filmmakers in conversation

     

    Join three of the festival’s leading filmmakers for an insightful discussion of their careers and filmmaking processes. Jennifer Fox (The Tale) is joined by Debra Granik (Leave No Trace), Oscar-nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for the critically lauded Winter’s Bone (winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival), and 2018 Grand Jury prize-winning Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation Of Cameron Post), writer, director and star of Appropriate Behaviour.

    A must-see masterclass.

     

    Panellists: Jennifer Fox, director/screenwriter of The Tale; Debra Granik, director/co-screenwriter of Leave No Trace; Desiree Akhavan, director/co-screenwriter of The Miseducation of Cameron Post

     

     

    ENDS.

     

    All Sundance London Press enquiries:

    Elizabeth Taylor: Elizabeth.Taylor@premiercomms.com / +44 (0)20 7292 8396

    Charlotte Moore: Charlotte.Moore@premiercomms.com / +44 (0)20 7292 8397

    Megan Jones : Megan.Jones@premiercomms.com / +44 (0)20 7292 8331

     

    **Press accreditation is now open – please email sundancelondon@premiercomms.comif you would like to request accreditation**

     

    Images for Press:

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    All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction and only when including proper image credits and/or ‘Courtesy of Sundance Institute.’ Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of logos and photos is strictly prohibited.

     

     

     

     

    Notes to Editors

     

    Ticket information

    Tickets on-sale dates:

    Friday 20 April, 9.30am: Priority ticket booking opens (Sundance Festival Passholders)

    Monday 23 April, 9:30am: Priority ticket booking opens (Picturehouse Members)

    Monday 30 April, 9:30am: General ticket booking opens and individual tickets on sale

     

    Don’t miss out on the hottest tickets with priority booking. Become a Picturehouse Member now by visiting picturehouses.com/membership.

                   

    Ticket Prices:

    All tickets: £16.50 (£13.50 Members)

    Cineworld West End Unlimited cardholders: £5 per film

    Cineworld Regular Unlimited cardholders: £7 per film

     

    £1.50 booking fee applies to online orders (Picturehouse Members and Cineworld Unlimited cardholders exempt).

     

    How To Book:

    Online: Festival screenings will be published at picturehouses.com/sundance

     

    By phone: Telephones lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please call 0871 902 5755 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge).

     

    In person: Festival tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at Picturehouse Central during the booking period.

     

    Sundance Institute

    Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Mudbound, Get Out, The Big Sick, Strong Island, Blackfish, Top of the Lake, Winter's Bone, The Wolfpack, Dear White People, Trapped, Brooklyn, Little Miss Sunshine, 20 Feet From Stardom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

     

    Picturehouse Cinemas

    Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, Picturehouse Cinemas own and operate 23 cinemas and programme a further 40 venues across the UK.

    Picturehouse Cinemas are located in city centres and are architecturally unique venues that provide café bars, restaurants and live events alongside the traditional moviegoing experience. Their programmes encompass quality mainstream, family, art-house, independent, foreign-language and documentary films.

    Picturehouse Cinemas were a pioneer of live satellite cine-casts in the UK, bringing non-film content such as Q&As and talks, concerts, art exhibitions, the New York Met Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet to community cinema screens.

     


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    Sixteen International Film Festivals Released nominated films list of Films in Competition Category (total 25 films from all over the world and 4 films from host state Rajasthan)


    Total Nominated films 29 from 13 countries 
    (Total films recived 571+ from 62 countries)

    DAY BY DAY FILM SCREENING SCHEDULE (29 Nominated Films)


    4 May 2018 Friday - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Golcha Cinema Jaipur INDIA

    Sarvann/Karaan Guliani/Produced by Priyanka Chopra/India/Feature Fiction/117
    The Emoji Song/Adam Volerich/United States/Music Video/4
    The Perfect Girl/Nadeem Shah/India/Short Fiction/15
    RIP Recycling Interred People/Steve Vasiliou/Greece/Ad Film/1
    Girls Soccer Beyond Borders/Zlila Helman/Israel/Short Documentary/4
    School/Nishant Kumar/India/Raj/Short Fiction/4
    Chatni Vinay Shukla/India/Raj/Short Fiction/4
    Bharat Mata Ki Jai/Ravi Dasodiya/India/Raj/Short Fiction/4
    The End/Dhruva Prasad Devara/India/Animation Short/7 


    5 May 2018 Saturday - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  at Golcha Cinema Jaipur INDIA

    Nena & Dave Stewart:Be my Rebel/Virgil Widrich/Germany/Music Video/4
    Tarpan -The Salvation/Neelam R Singh/India/Feature Fiction/104
    Asmad song - Yahin…/Prabhjit Dhamija/India/Music Video/4
    Abhi Babua Zinda Hai/Manas Mishra/India/Short Fiction/8
    Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary/Carmen Lidia Vidu/Romania/Short Documentary/12
    Close-up/Maria Wieczorek/Poland/Short Fiction/13
    Mr Turtle/Rosa Carranza/Mexico/Short Fiction/14
    Presence/Abtin Salimi Tari/Iran/Short Fiction/16
    Just Walking/Subien Han/South Korea/Animation Short/5



    6 May 2018 Sunday - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  at Golcha Cinema Jaipur INDIA

    Robin (Schmutzler)/Tobias Schmutzler/Germany/South Africa/Feature Fiction/76
    All my life/Marcos Callejo/Spain/Music Video/4
    Baba (Father)/Akshay Sunil Malotkar/India/Animation Short/6
    An Iconic Genius/Sougata Bhattacharyya/India/Short Documentary/31
    Ghosh Babu/Dharmendra Moolwani/India/Raj/Short Fiction/8
    Up in The Sky/Sami Natsheh/Spain/Music Video/5
    Darvin Ke bandar/Pradeep P. Jadhav/India/Short Fiction5
    Upavahana/Anson A Athikalam/India/Short Fiction/11
    The Ticket/Haris Stathopoulos/Greece/Short Fiction/18
    Pehchaan/Chirag Khatri/India/Short Fiction/15
    Taxi Date/Vincent Roger/France/Short Fiction/14

    For More: http://jiffindia.org/16IFF.html

     
     
     
     



     

     


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    April 26:  Opening Gala and International Premiere of Hawaii at the Writers Guild Theater. Doors open at 6 pm; Screening at 7 pm; Reception following the film. 

    Get your Opening Night tickets here.

     

     

    Legacy Award will be presented to Robert Dornhelm

    Academy Award and Emmy nominated director Robert Dornhelm will receive the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) Legacy Award during the opening night of the 13th Annual Film Festival. The prolific Romanian-Austrian Film and TV director will receive the award during the red carpet gala event.

    International Premiere of  Hawaii

    Romania, 2017
    Director/Producer: Jesús del Cerro
    Producer: Dragoș Bucur
    Main Cast: Dragoș Bucur, Cristina Flutur, Andi Vasluianu, Constantin Cojocaru, Rodica Lazar, Gheorghe Ifrim

    Suspense mounts after Andrei and his father Vasile receive news of an inheritance that communist Romania won't let them claim. As they try to get travel documents to go to Yugoslavia, a cat and mouse game ensues with the Secret Police, and a love affair gets in the way. Will they succeed?

    This screening is supported by the Blue Heron Foundation.

    Reception follows the screening. Jesús del Cerro will be in attendance.

    Get your tickets today for the SEEfest Opening Gala and screening of Hawaii!

     

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    SEEfest 8-Day Full Access Festival passes are now on sale!

    Get your Festival pass here.

    The full festival program is posted on the SEEfest website and includes information about the feature films, feature documentaries, short film programs, special screenings, Legacy Award winner Robert Dornhelm, the Closing Night Gala, and the Accelerator program.

    You can also find tickets for all events on Eventbrite.

    SEEfest Cine-Fan Members get a 20% discount on Festival Passes and tickets.Click here to join and get your exclusive promo coupon code. Then, go get your tickets!

     

     


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    The 16th edition of shnitWorldwide Shortfilmfestival will take place from 18.-28. October 2018. Submit your short film to shnit now and be part of one of the biggest short film competitions worldwide.

     

    As ambitious as it is unforgettably bold, shnitWorldwide Shortfilmfestival unfolds simultaneously in multiple cities on five continents, bringing together more than 30,000 filmmakers and film lovers in ways rarely experienced elsewhere on the festival circuit. Over its 11 days, shnitcelebrates more than 200 short films of all genres and styles and gives away US$20,000 in cash prizes.

     

    Terms:

    Registration Deadline: 1 June 2018

    Films completed after: 1 June 2016

    Max. running time: 40 minutes (including credits)

    Genres and countries of production: all

     

    Visit our homepage (http://new.shnit.org/) for more informations and enter your short film here: http://new.shnit.org/#section-callforenries

     

    We are looking forward to receiving your short films!


     


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    truTV is returning to the NYTVF for the second annual truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative!

    The network is looking for Talent/Creator-Driven Comedy Formats with Distinct POVs and High Production Quality. This competition is built to provide indie TV creators with a unique opportunity to create new, comedy-centric formats and unscripted/reality series for the network.

    The winning creator(s) gets a shot to further hone their idea (with a budget of up to $25,000) in conjunction with truTV's development team.

    To qualify, you need to submit the following:
    (1) A series overview (up to four pages)
    (2) A current C.V.
    (3) A project proof of concept in the form of one (1) of the following: (a) a produced comedy pilot and/or series (up to 20 minutes), (b) a produced “in progress” work (minimum four minutes), OR (c) a paper-developed format (up to eight pages)

    It's completely FREE to SUBMIT!

    The digital submission platform will be open from May 2 through May 23, 2018. For submission details, a full creative brief, and additional information, visit the initiative page here: http://nytvf.com/trutv_comedybreakout.html.
     


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    ColCoa, the French Film festival in Los Angeles kicked off last night with a screening of Eric Barbier’s film : "Promise at Dawn" based on Romain Gary’s autobiography starring Pierre Niney  as Gary and Charlotte Gainsbourg as his mother.
     

    The festival premieres a wide gamut of French films in America, ranging from dramas, comedies, documentaries, short films along with classics and happy hour talks. This year again, cinephiles will enjoy free screenings not to be missed. Check out this year’s program at http://www.colcoa.org
     

    WATCH THE OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL ATTENDED BY Michael Mann, Taylor Hackford, Jeremy Kagan, Melanie Laurent, Vanessa Paradis, Xavier Legrand and many more.  https://youtu.be/7XNFJ6TI2ZE

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    The 2018 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival (SDIKFF) will take place from August 24th to 26that the Schulman Auditorium in Carlsbad, California. On behalf of the SDIKFF committee, we cordially invite you to submit your film/TV/Screenplay/songs to the 2018 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival. All official selected films have a complementary display area in the film market.  

    Aiming to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival actively supports innovativefilms made by filmmakers from around the globe. The festival offers an excellent multicultural platform to engage aspiring filmmakers, kids, and educators alike: screening quality films, television episodes, and screenplay showcaseplay in short and feature length, as well as works in documentaries, animations, educational visual arts, and mixed media.

    SDIKFF is in its journey to become the premier film festival in the region and on the children and family scene. In its 3 days event, the 2018 SDIKFF will host Opening Night  Gala,  Industrial Panel Discussions, Screenplay showcase, Red Carpet Award Ceremony, Family Film Market, Cultural Angel Pageant. These events will help facilitate interactions between filmmakers and the local kids. Youth and adultcritiques will give comments to the selected films after screenings, and volunteer interpreters will assist with non-English speaking filmmakers during the events.. An outstanding committee of industry personnel is serving on the film juries. And film distributors will be present at the festival to secure wanted material.

    Please download the submission form through our official website http://sdkidsfilms.org.The deadline for film submissions to the 2018 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival is July 1, 2018.  Filmmakers can submit films early and often. The complete film festival guidelines, rules, application information and the film submission form can be found at http://sdkidsfilms.org/Submission.html .

    Also, filmmakers are welcome to submit films to our preferred online submission platforms. Here are out three online submission platforms:

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 310-541-8040 or e-mail info@sdkidsfilms.org


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    Guests enjoy the STUDIO 54 The Documentary Tribeca Film Festival Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex, on April 24, 2018 in New York City 

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    STUDIO 54 The Documentary Tribeca Film Festival Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex, on April 24, 2018 in New York City 

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    Additionally, we post articles from your fave sources with the latest news in comedy film- which can certainly serve as a nice break from working hard on your film's final touches. 

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    Additionally, we post articles from your fave sources with the latest news in documentary film- which can certainly serve as a nice break from working hard on your film's final touches. 

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    We are accepting submissions for the 2018 NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!

    All happening September 9 to 16, 2018!

    Regular Deadline is quickly approaching, mark your calenders for May 10th!!

    NYC 2 Paris International 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.

    The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films and music videos.

    If your submission is selected, we will notify you approximately June 28, 2018 by email. Often when we send our first email to people our emails can go to spam. Around June 15 please start to check you spam folder before deleting everything! If your film is selected to be in the festival, you will be given free admission to the festival.

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    Greenwich International Film Festival announced today a special celebration of actor, director, producer, activist Tony Goldwyn’s artistic and philanthropic endeavors, Spotlight On: Tony Goldwyn, to benefit Americares. Spotlight On: Tony Goldwyn will be an hour-long conversation with Goldwyn about his career, the balance between work and personal life and his philanthropic activity, specifically his involvement with Americares. The event, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Film, Television and Digital Media will be held June 2, 2018 at the Cole Auditorium in Greenwich, CT.  

     
    “I have been active with Americares for over 15 years and have seen firsthand its positive impact on families affected by poverty or disaster all over the world,” Goldwyn said. “This organization has my profound admiration and my trust. I am excited Greenwich International Film Festival is giving me the opportunity to share with others the incredible work Americares is doing to make struggling communities healthier and more prosperous.”
     
    Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis said his organization is honored to be selected as a Greenwich International Film Festival charity partner for the first time.
     
    “We are grateful to Greenwich International Film Festival for creating a forum to raise the visibility of nonprofits making a difference every day,” Nyenhuis said. “And we are delighted that our longtime supporter and ambassador Tony Goldwyn will be celebrated for his contributions to Americares.”
     
    Wendy Stapleton Reyes, Chairman of the Board and Founder of GIFF added, “GIFF is thrilled to highlight the work of Tony Goldwyn. Tony is a brilliant actor and humanitarian who has used his voice to bring attention and funds to marginalized people all over the world through an organization close to our hearts, Americares. I had the great fortune of going into the field with Americares and have seen firsthand how this organization is impacting thousands of children’s lives each day. Tony’s work has served to help amplify their message and increase their capacity to change lives.”

    Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches an average of 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

    Greenwich International Film Festival is set to run May 31-June 3, 2018. Tickets are available for purchase at greenwichfilm.org. The Festival’s full film slate will be announced in early May.
     
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    Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that hosts a world-class film festival in Greenwich, CT. The goal of the festival is to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy. The fourth annual festival will take place May 31-June 3, 2018, and will support important human rights initiatives, as part of its social impact focus.  The four-day event will feature a star-studded Opening Night Party, film premieres, engaging panels, an honoree gala, and more.  For additional information, please visit www.greenwichfilm.org.


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    2018 Tribeca Film Festival Awards: ‘Diane,’ ‘Smuggling Hendrix,’ and More Take Top Honors

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    Alia Shawkat was named best actress in a US narrative feature for Duck Butter, while best actor honours went to Jeffrey Wright for O.G. Best Cinematography in a US narrative feature Film went to Wyatt Garfield for Diane.

    The Nora Ephron Award awarded a $25,000 prize to writer-director Nia DaCosta for Little Woods. The award was created six years ago to honor excellence in storytelling by a female writer or director embodying the spirit and boldness of the late filmmaker.

     

    Tribeca honored innovation in storytelling with its Storyscapes Award, which went to Hero. Square’s For Every Kind of Dream series was honored with the third annual Tribeca X Award, which recognises excellence in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment.  

     

    In the international competition, best international narrative feature went to Smuggling Hendrix (Cyprus-Germany-Greece) by Marios Piperides, and acting awards went to Joy Rieger in Virgins (France-Israel-Belgium), and Rasmus Bruun in The Saint Bernard Syndicate (Denmark).

    This year’s festival included 99 feature length films, 55 short films, and 35 immersive storytelling projects from 46 countries.

    Screenings of the award–winning films will take place throughout the final day of the Festival on April 29, at various venues. The winners of the Audience Awards will be announced on April 28.

    For the full list of juried prize-winners click here.

    Kent Jones’ Diane won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature and won best screenplay honours as top brass at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the juried awards on Thursday evening (April 26).  The award was given by on behalf of the jury by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, who were joined by Fiona Carter, AT&T, Chief Brand Officer.  Photo © Mustafa Önder
     
     
    Best International Narrative Feature – Smuggling Hendrix (Cyprus, Germany, Greece) written and directed by Marios Piperides. Winner receives $20,000 and the art award "Can We Turn Our Rage to Poetry" by Joan Snyder. The award was given by Ray Liotta on behalf of the jury.  Photo © Mustafa Önder
     
     
     
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      Closing ceremony of the 36th edition of Fajr international film festival was held in presence of Iran minister of culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi, head of cinema organization Mohammad Mehdi Heidarian, festival director Reza Mir Karimi, and prominent Iranian and international cinema individuals including Oliver Stone, Reza Kianian, Oliver Montagon, and many well-known personalities. Reza Mirkarimi director of the festival delivered a short speech and said nothing could be don...
     

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    2018 Tribeca Film Festival Awards: ‘Diane,’ ‘Smuggling Hendrix,’ and More Take Top Honors NEW YORK, NY:  Mustafa ÖNDER Alia Shawkat was named best actress in a US narrative feature for Duck Butter, while best actor honours went to Jeffrey Wright for O.G. Best Cinematography in a US narrative feature Film went to Wyatt Garfield for Diane. The Nora Ephron Award awarded a $25,000 prize to writer-director Nia DaCosta for Little Woods. T...
     
     

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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. &.. 
     

    Two weeks until Sci-Fi London Film Festival 2018 May 1-7

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      Today the SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2018 celebrates coming-of-age with its 18th annual programme which will run from the 1st to the 7th May 2018 at the Stratford Picturehouse Cinema. Seven days of amazing film, live music, immersive experiences and more. It will showcase a fantastic lineup with 6 world film premieres, 13 UK film premieres, 11 world short premieres and 13 UK short premieres. It will host 23 features, 52 shorts and 5 VR shorts alongside its regular classic cult events ...
     

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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...
     

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    FMX 2018 Animation – The Art of Animation and From Indie to IP

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    The contents of the The Art of Animation track are now fixed . Lisa Allen and Scott Carroll (both Blue Sky) will talk about creating dynamic character relationships for the movie Ferdinand. Directors Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer and Bin-Han To (all alumni of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) will give an insight into the making of the Oscar-nominated Roald Dahl adaptation Revolting Rhymes. Visual Development Artist Manu Arenas and Visual Effects Supervisor Kyle Odermatt (both Walt Disney Anim...
     

     

    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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    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,... 
     

    Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival announces its full lineup

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    It is with great honour that the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) will welcome one of the major figures of modern cinema: David Cronenberg. The Canadian director will be tasked with granting the H.R. Giger ‘Narcisse’ award for best feature to one of the 16 films selected for competition during the closing ceremony on July 14th. He will also partake in the NEW WORLDS OF FANTASY literary forum with a conference dedicated to his novel 

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    WMM New Releases YOURS IN SISTERHOOD and NOTHING WITHOUT US will screen at this year's Hot Docs Festival

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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... 
     

    Visions du Réel 2018 Awards

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     AWARDS & AWARDED FILMS' SCREENINGS Discover all the Awards of this 49th edition of Visions du Réel > Do not miss the screenings of the awarded films on Saturday 21 April at the Grande Salle (Salle Communale).   INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION Sesterce d'or La Mobilière Best feature film of the International Competition CH..
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    Shall we screen your Work in Progress in our of Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries

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    Do you have a Work in Progress or teaser you want to screen in a Palais screening with buyers and media in attendance?. We have scheduled the Market screening for may 15th 1.30 pm Palais B. (reserved for buyers) You will benefit from our overall publicity and advertising efforts with a strong media coverage from our partners. You will also have a chance to repeat your pitch in front of your peers and colleagues during the networking sessions on our Yacht, May 16th. Wi...
     

    Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival announces its full lineup

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    How I worked on making Boyz'n the Hood a Box Office and Oscar success through the Cannes presentaion

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    Very dear memories from my days in Cannes launching Boyz'n The Hood I had the immense privilege to run the marketing at Sony when i received (early 1991) a video tape from Boyz'n The Hood with the Studio suggesting to submit it to Cannes. To our great surprised satisfaction, Gilles Jacob invited the film  (first feature by young John Singleton) into "Un Certain Regard". I started a campaign which remains one of my best prides in marketing several hundreds of films ove...
     

    Yellow Submarine "Once upon a time…or maybe twice…there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland…"

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    We are very happy to announce our first Animation that Matters Award for ADIC 2018 Yellow Submarine....of course all you need is love...(and thebeatles) Gerald Pottertion key contributing animator to receive the prize designed by artist PAB. The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film YELLOW SUBMARINE​ is returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 8 July 2018. An unmissable cinema event, this momentous big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the golden opportunity...
     
     

    Animation Day in Cannes 2018 returns to the Market / Festival May 16th

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      The animation Day in Cannes will take place on this amazing Yacht. Registration coming soon. Submit your animation film or technology project,  360º, VR… to Animation Day in Cannes 4th Edition.  2018 will be a strong gathering of animation professionals from around the globe at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Thinking of a market screening for your feature film at Cannes? Please contact bruno@filmfestivals.com, laurie@animazefestival.com a...
     

    La Radio du Cinema returns as Animation Day in Cannes returning partner: interviews and radio spots

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    Website: http: //radioducinema.com Stream: https://www.radioking.com/play/la-radio-du-cinema "For" cinema radio "we have exploited a vein already in our possession: a a database of hundreds of movie clips from seconds to minutes, and from all the times from the beginnings of the spoken word to today. But a lot of work awaited us: to gather the excerpts on the RadioKing broadcaster, to calibrate them, to classify them by genre, to enter the information (titles...
     

    Just Cinema International: Our Animation Day in Cannes returning Partner comes back with a new issue for Cannes

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      Also this year the magazine will be officially distributed during the Cannes Film Festival + Marché du Film. Keep updated with the latest film industry news. Follow us! Digital Edition will be released may 10th   ...
     
     

    "This Is Climate Change" A Virtual Reality 360 degree immersive at Tribeca

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    A Four-Part Virtual Reality Docu-Series at the Tribeca Film Festival. Place the headset and headphones on and submerge yourself  into four short films, in four different global locations, all relating to climate change. Look up, down, left and right, and swivel in your chair 360 degrees to get the complete effect. FEAST: (approximately an eight minute long 360 immersive), starts off with an aerial view flying high over the Brazilian Amazon rainforests. As you look down, you see trees vi...
     

    "Jellyfish" by James Gardner

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      Instead of having parents who provide for her,  fifteen year old Sarah takes on the role of parent, and acts as the mother to her own mother, and her younger brother and sister. Her mother, who is suffering from bipolar disorder, recently had her welfare benefits cut. Sarah is also being bullied at school by the popular kids from affluent backgrounds, and working at the local arcade for food and rent money. When her drama teacher picks up on Sarah’s angst (without knowing t...
     

    "From On High" selected to Cinema en Liberte!

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    "From On High" has been selected as the sole representative of the United States in the 7th annual Cinema en Liberte Festival in Toulon, France. The film will be screened on June 17, 2018. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, "From On High" is about a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It was shot/edited in Catalunya by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Johnson was the 2016 Peer Raben ...

    How I worked on making Groundhog Day a cult movie in France by Bruno Chatelin

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    "I am so very proud to see Groundhog Day honored by the academy on its 25th anniversary. I thing it is one of the few films I have worked which have left a social imprint in our society, like Philadelphia, Boyz'n the Hood, Field of Dreams...This one is now totally cult, what a big reward if you rewind a bit, go back in time and remember the big challenge it was for a french audience.   "When I was in charge of the marketing and distribution o... 
     

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    TAIPEI by Jason Lester Romance under influence - USA, first feature film 96 minutes

    "Think Romeo and Juliet meets Trainspotting" - Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin

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    Taipei is an adaptation of Tao Lin’s critically-acclaimed, cult favorite novel of the same name.

    Two young New York writers fall in and out of love amidst a whirlwind of drugs, parties, technology, and travel. As one relationship collapses, another blooms for Erin, swept into the world of Paul Chen, a mysterious, charismatic author. When he proposes documenting every aspect of their new romance in an epic laptop-filmed “documentary”, the couple enter into a performative bad romance, fueled by substances and sleepless nights. Tracking the pair through a shotgun Niagara Falls wedding, an LSD trip in a New Jersey mansion, and to Taiwan, the country of Paul’s birth where the couple comes to confront their individual alienation, Taipei is a visually stunning, extremely contemporary portrayal of what it means to be young, alive, and in love in a digital world.

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    Cut Off' by Jowan Carbin 

    Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, Clive follows Trevor, a former professor to his country home on the bayou in Cut Off, LA to gain a new perspective.  While Trevor helps Clive deal with his demons, Clive is sucked into a mission to kill.

     

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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.
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    LITFP Selected to play in 11 International Festivals in April

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    Look at the busy travelling schedule in the USA for Susan Kucera this coming month of April! PS she is also filming in the same time! Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival Philadelphia, PA April 6 - 8 
    American Documentary Film Festival Palm Springs, CA April 6 – 12
    International Television & Film Awards NAB Las Vegas April 7 - 12 
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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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    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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    Greenwich International Film Festival Announces Spotlight On: Tony GoldwynTo Benefit Americares

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    Greenwich International Film Festival announced today a special celebration of actor, director, producer, activist Tony Goldwyn’s artistic and philanthropic endeavors, Spotlight On: Tony Goldwyn, to benefit Americares. Spotlight On: Tony Goldwyn will be an hour-long conversation with Goldwyn about his career, the balance between work and personal life and his philanthropic activity, specifically his involvement with Americares. The event, sponsored by the Connect...
     
     

    Filmmaker Welcome Party - 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

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    NEW YORK, NY: Mustafa ÖNDER The Filmmaker Welcome Party during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at The Bowery Hotel on April 20, 2018 in New York City.   Photographs by © Mustafa Önder http://mustafaonder.com Copyright ©2018 Mustafa Önder, All Rights Reserved.   ...
     

    STUDIO 54 The Documentary Premier Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex

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    NEW YORK, NY: Mustafa ÖNDER Guests enjoy the STUDIO 54 The Documentary Tribeca Film Festival Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex, on April 24, 2018 in New York City  STUDIO 54 The Documentary Tribeca Film Festival Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex, on April 24, 2018 in New York City  STUDIO 54 The Documentary Tribeca Film Festival Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex, on April 2...
     

    2018 San Diego International Kids film Festival is opening for submission Now

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    The 2018 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival (SDIKFF) will take place from August 24th to 26that the Schulman Auditorium in Carlsbad, California. On behalf of the SDIKFF committee, we cordially invite you to submit your film/TV/Screenplay/songs to the 2018 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival. All official selected films have a complementary display area in the film market.   Aiming to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the San Diego...
     

    COLCOA edition of 2018 is officially open!

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                                          ColCoa, the French Film festival in Los Angeles kicked off last night with a screening of Eric Barbier’s film : "Promise at Dawn" based on Romain Gary’s autobiography starring Pierre Niney  as Gary and Charlotte Gainsbourg as his mother.   The festival premieres a wide gamut of French films in America, ranging...
     

    OPENS IN ONE WEEK: truTV and the NYTVF partner for 2nd Annual truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative

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    truTV is returning to the NYTVF for the second annual truTV Comedy Breakout Initiative! The network is looking for Talent/Creator-Driven Comedy Formats with Distinct POVs and High Production Quality. This competition is built to provide indie TV creators with a unique opportunity to create new, comedy-centric formats and unscripted/reality series for the network. The winning creator(s) gets a shot to further hone their idea (with a budget of up to $25,000) in conjunction with...
     
     

    CALL FOR ENTRIES: shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival 2018

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    The 16th edition of shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival will take place from 18.-28. October 2018. Submit your short film to shnit now and be part of one of the biggest short film competitions worldwide.   As ambitious as it is unforgettably bold, shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival unfolds simultaneously in multiple cities on five continents, bringing together more than 30,000 filmmakers and film lovers in ways rarely experienced elsewhere on the festival circuit. Over its 11 days, shni...
     

    Join SEEfest for the Opening Night Gala of the 13th Annual South East European Film Festival

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    April 26:  Opening Gala and International Premiere of Hawaii at the Writers Guild Theater. Doors open at 6 pm; Screening at 7 pm; Reception following the film.  Get your Opening Night tickets here.     Legacy Award will be presented to Robert Dornhelm Academy Award and Emmy nominated director Robert Dornhelm will receive the South East European Film Festival (...
     
     

    Explore the exciting line-up of films and events at Sundance Film Festival: London '18

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    Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced today the programme of feature films, short films and panel discussions for the Sundance Film Festival: London 2018, taking place 31 May - 3 June at Picturehouse Central, presented in association with Adobe. General ticket sales open at 9.30am on Monday 30 April, with priority booking for Picturehouse Members opening on 9.30am on Monday 23 April. Become a Picturehouse Member now at picturehouses.com/membership.   The festival will present tw...
     

     

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    Interview with Filmmaker Jeff Witzeman for “Cancer Can Be Killed” (2018)

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     Jeff Witzeman   Filmmaker Jeff Witzeman's “Cancer Can Be Killed” is a groundbreaking labor of love documentary sending ripples of controversy and debate through the oncology world. The film tells the story of Jeff's wife Kerry Witzeman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Instead of undergoing surgery and chemo therapy, as her traditional American doctors had suggested, she opted for an alternative medicine treatment in Germany. Kerry and Jeff traveled to Ge...
     

    GOLDCREST, NYWIFT, PGA & WIP "A celebration of Female Producers" Party

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    NEW YORK, NY: Mustafa ÖNDER GOLDCREST, NYWIFT, PGA & WIP hosted "A celebration of Female Producers at Tribeca" Party during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at Common Ground Bar on April 18, 2018 in New York City. •Goldcrest operates as leaders in picture finishing, sound and dailies. In the last two years Goldcrest has expanded its range of Post-Production finishing services to build a stellar reputation for high-profile Feature and Television Pi...
     

    Arben Zharku got re-elected as director of Kosovo Cinematography Center

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    Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Mr. Kujtim Gashi has appointed Arben Zharku as the director of Kosovo Cinematography Center. The mandate of the director is four years and this is the second mandate for Zharku. “I’m very honored for getting re-elected as director and I’m confident that in the next four years I’ll contribute even more on developing Kosovo’s film industry. In my second mandate, among other duties I will focus in adaptin...

    Filmmaker Welcome Party - 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

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    NEW YORK, NY: Mustafa ÖNDER The Filmmaker Welcome Party during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at The Bowery Hotel on April 20, 2018 in New York City.   Photographs by © Mustafa Önder http://mustafaonder.com Copyright ©2018 Mustafa Önder, All Rights Reserved.   ...
     
     

    STUDIO 54 The Documentary Premier Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex

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    NEW YORK, NY: Mustafa ÖNDER Guests enjoy the STUDIO 54 The Documentary Tribeca Film Festival Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex, on April 24, 2018 in New York City  STUDIO 54 The Documentary Tribeca Film Festival Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex, on April 24, 2018 in New York City  STUDIO 54 The Documentary Tribeca Film Festival Party at Night Fever Pop Up Disco / The Museum of Sex, on April 2...
     
     

    Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Interview: Laura Bispuri (Director/Writer) - Daughter Of Mine

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    photo by Mustafa Önder   Director Laura Bispuri returns to the Tribeca Film Festival, after her debut feature film "Sworn Virgin"- three years ago which she received the Nora Award for best female director. The author of "Daughter of Mine" travels to a corner of the island of Sardinia, where fishing and livestock take precedence over tourism, to place in the center of her story a trio of women: the little girl Vittoria and two mothers, Tina and Angelica. ...
     

    The 2018 Universe Multicultural Film Festival Honorees

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    The Universe Multicultural Film Festival ( UMFF) started its honoree program from 2017 edition.  The program is opening for worldwide general public to nominate their favorite film makers via on line form that listed on its web site. This year, the winners for the 2018 UMFF honorees are : 1.  Lifetime Achievement Award: Gene Warren Jr,  Gene Warren Jr. is an accomplished Oscar winner cinematographer, model maker, sculptor and stop motion animator. His experience in motio...

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    Le Jury des courts métrages et de la Cinéfondation présidé par Bertrand Bonello,

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    Composé de 3 femmes et 2 hommes venus d’horizons professionnels et géographiques variés, le Jury des courts métrages et de la Cinéfondation se dévoile à son tour. Présidé par Bertrand Bonello, il désignera la Palme d’or du court métrage parmi les 8 films sélectionnés en Compétition. Cette récompense sera remise lors de la cérémonie de Clôture du Festival de ...
     

    La Semaine du Son remettra le prix de la Meilleure Création Sonore, dans le cadre de la sélection "un certain regard"

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     PRIX DE LA MEILLEURE CRÉATION SONORE – 2ème ÉDITION - FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2018   Pour la 2ème année consécutive, La Semaine du Son remettra le prix de la Meilleure Création Sonore, dans le cadre de la sélection officielle « un certain regard ». Ce prix, créé par LA SEMAINE DU SON en 2017 en accord avec le Festival de Cannes, avec le soutien du cinéaste Costa-Gavras et en p...
     

    La sélection de Cannes Classics 2018

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        Deux femmes de l’histoire du cinéma, Alice Guy et Jane Fonda, les 50 ans de 2001 : l’odyssée de l’espace vus par Christopher Nolan, un essai de Mark Cousins sur Orson Welles, l’hommage à Bergman de Margarethe von Trotta, Fernando Solanas et L’Heure des brasiers, la ressortie de Cinq et la peau de Pierre Rissient, du patrimoine africain, des trésors inconnus et des chefs-d’œuvre r...
     

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    The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced today the program for the 22nd COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, which will run April 23-30 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. The event will showcase a record 86 films, television series, digital series and VR programs. 75 of these will be in competition for the COLCOA Awards, including several World, International, North American, and U.S. Premieres. COLCOA is considered the largest festival dedicated to French films and series worldwide.

    “Through its different competitions, we are proud to dedicate this year’s programming of COLCOA to women, both in their role in the making of the films and series, and their central roles in the majority of the stories selected this year,” stated François Truffart, COLCOA Executive Producer and Artistic Director. “Concretely, we will also introduce a new series called Women Make History.  We will dedicate a day to first films made by female writers and directors; our Focus on a Filmmaker day will be offered to writer, director, actor Mélanie Laurent; and one of our panels will address the role of women in the French film industry.”

     

    COLCOA CINEMA

    An exclusive lineup of 37 new features and documentaries will compete for the COLCOA CINEMA AWARDS, beginning on Opening Night (Monday, April 23) with the North American Premiere of writer/director Eric Barbier’s PROMISE AT DAWN. This adaptation of French author Romain Gary’s autobiography and celebration of his mother gathers, in the title roles, Pierre Niney and Charlotte Gainsbourg

    The cinema competition will close on Monday, April 30, with the North American Premiere of Cedric Kahn’s new drama, THE PRAYER.  The film recently had its triumphant world premiere at the Berlin Film festival where newcomer Anthony Bajon won the Best Actor Award.

    The line-up includes new features from established writers/directors, including w/d Mathieu Amalric (BARBARA), w/d Yvan Attal (LE BRIO), w/d Daniel Auteuil (THE OTHER WOMAN), w/d Xavier Beauvois (THE GUARDIANS), w/d Samuel Benchetrit (DOG), w/d Christian Carion (MY SON), w/d Alain Chabat (CHRISTMAS AND CO), w/d Dany Boon (FAMILY IS FAMILY), w/d Albert Dupontel (SEE YOU UP THERE), w/d Emmanuel Finkiel (MEMOIR OF WAR), w/d David and Stephane Foenkinos (JEALOUS) w/d Yann Gozlan (BURN OUT), w/d Naomi Kawase (RADIANCE), w/d Mélanie Laurent (DIVING, THE ADOPTED), w/d Philippe Le Guay (NAKED NORMANDY), w/d Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache (C’EST LA VIE!), w/d Laurent Tirard (RETURN OF THE HERO) and w/d Nicolas Vannier (SCHOOL OF LIFE).

    The festival will also present the work of newcomers such as w/d Fillipe Barbosa (GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN), w/d Modi Barry & Cédric Ido (CHÂTEAU), w/d Hubert Charuel (BLOODY MILK), w/d Charles de Meaux (THE LADY IN THE PORTRAIT with Chinese star Fan Bing Bing), w/d Elsa Deringer (LUNA), w/d Marie Garel-Weiss (THE PARTY IS OVER), w/d Julien Hallard (LET THE GIRLS PLAY), w/d Xavier Legrand (CUSTODY), w/d Nawell Madani (STAND UP GIRL!) w/d Dominique Rocher (THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD) and w/d Léonor Seraille (MONTPARNASSE BIENVENÜE).   

    Actors Camélia Jordana (LE BRIO), Vanessa Paradis (DOG), Nahuel Perez Biscayart (SEE YOU UP THERE), Melville Poupaud (THE LADY IN THE PORTRAIT, BEYOND SUSPICION), Antony Bajon (THE PRAYER) and veteran w/d Francis Veber (20th anniversary of THE DINNER GAME) will be in attendance at the festival, with additional talent to be announced shortly.

    The popular COLCOA High School screening program will run for five days during the festival.  More than 3,000 Southern California students and teachers are invited to attend free screenings and conversations, as well as participate in a student film critic contest. Celebrating its 11th year, this program is produced in partnership with ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America), with the support of AATF-SC (American Association of Teachers of French – Southern California). In addition, master classes will take place at several film schools across the city with the support of the Cultural services of the French Embassy in the US and ELMA.  

     

    Other exciting programs offered throughout the festival include: After 10 series (April 24~28); COLCOA Classics (April 24~28); COLCOA Documentaries (April 24~29); World Cinema Produced by France, including two French-Italian co-productions (April 25); Focus on a Filmmaker,dedicated to writer/director Mélanie Laurent (April 26); Films Noir Series (April 28); French NeWave 2.0, exploring first films directed by women (April 28); and the Happy Hour Talks, a series of panels presented in association with Variety (April 24-28) that is free to the general public. Panel will include a discussion about distribution and promotion revolution in the digital area on April 25, Place of Women in the Industry in France on April 27 and a focus on composer Laurent Perez Del Mar on April 28.

     

    COLCOA DIGITAL SERIES & VIRTUAL REALITY

    As a symbol of the globalization of production and the venue of a new generation of producers and filmmakers, digital series has become a format in its own right for the industry, involving both independent and studio creators. For the second year, COLCOA is proud to introduce, in association with TITRAFILM, its competition of four programs presented as North American Premieres before being released by Studio+ in the U.S.:  RED CREEK, TANK 2, BIARRITZ SURF GANG and CABEZA MADRE. Similar to the Short Film Competition, audience members will have access to free screenings of the competing digital series and will vote for the COLCOA Digital Series Awards. (See attached detailed program.)

    Also, for the second year at COLCOA, audience members will have the opportunity to explore the VR Corner at the festival during the weekend of April 28, supported by FRENCH IMMERSION, a new program launched by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.  As the market for VR continues to expand, five films representing a cross-section of the medium will be featured: BATTLESCAR examines the punk rock scene of New York narrated by Rosario Dawson, I SAW THEFUTURE showcases the futuristic (and accurate) predication of the digital age by Arthur C. Clarke, who co-wrote 2001:  A SPACE ODYSSEY , THE LITTLE PRINCE brings one of the most beloved and bestselling novels to life,PLANET ∞ takes viewers on a journey from a decayed planet to one that is overtaken by rain forming an ecosystem populated by giant carnivorous tadpoles and UTURN examines the gender gap from both sides with interwoven stories that allow the viewer to embody either a female or male character.  (See attached detailed program.)

    COLCOA AWARDS

    The complete recipient list of the 2018 Awards for the four competitions (Cinema, Television, Shorts, and Web series) will be announced on May 1st, 2018 by the Franco-American Cultural Fund. For the Eleventh year, LAFCA will partner with COLCOA Cinema for the Critics’ Awards.

    For the second year, a student jury made of high school and college students, will vote for the COLCOA AMERICAN STUDENTS’ AWARD.

    The COLCOA AWARDS are presented in association with KPCC-89.3, TITRAFILM, TV5 Monde USA, and AIR TAHITI NUI.

    As Previously Announced

     

    Writer, director and actress Mélanie Laurent will be honored as the “Focus on a Filmmaker.”  On Thursday, April 26, her film THE ADOPTED/LES ADOPTÉS will screen as part of the COLCOA Classic series and, following the first screening of the film, she will participate in a Happy Hour Talk dedicated to her career.  The evening will conclude with the U.S. Premiere of her latest film DIVING/PLONGER.

     

    THE DINNER GAME/LE DINER DE CONS, THE FLESH OF THE ORCHID/ LA CHAIR DE L'ORCHIDEE, GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEF/PREPAREZ VOS MOUCHOIRSand PEPPERMINT SODA/DIABOLO MENTHEcomplete the COLCOA CLASSIC line-up. 

    The Documentary section includes four films competing for the 2018 COLCOA Best Documentary Award.  ALAIN DUCASSE gives the audience insight into one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs, MAKALA highlights the aspirations of a young farmer in Congo hoping for a better future, NOTHINGWOOD showcases Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most prolific actor-director-producer, and PLOT 35 confronts a mystery from the filmmaker’s childhood.

    The Shorts section, presented in association with Unifrance and TV5 Monde, is comprised of an exclusive selection of 23 films, which will be in competition for the COLCOA Short Awards on April 29. This year, more than half of the selections are by women filmmakers and a quarter of the section are animated films. The COLCOA Shorts Competition will be available in the U.S. after the festival from May 4 to May 31, on the cinema-on-demand program of TV5 Monde, an Official Partner of COLCOA. GARDEN PARTY, which was presented in this section last year at COLCOA, received an Oscar® nomination in 2018 for Best Animated Short Film. 

     

    ACIDE, CREATURE FROM THE LAKE / La Créature du lac,FIST / Prends mon poing, GRANDPA WALRUS / Pépé le morse, HYBRIDS, HITCHIKER (THE) / L’Autostoppeuse, I HAVE ARRIVED / Je suis venu, I AM A WOUND / Je suis une blessure, INDES GALANTES (LES), INTERFERENCES,  JUNE 19 / 19 juin,LITTLE GIRLS / Petites Filles, MARLON, ORDEAL, OUR CHILDREN / Nos Enfants,OVERRUN, PIONEERS / Les Pionniers de l’Univers, NOTHIN’ SPECIAL / Rien d’spécial, RISE OF A STAR, UNDER MOM’S SKIRT / Les Trompes de ma mère, UNDERSTUDY (THE) / La Doublure, VOYAGERS, WINKLES (THE) / Les Bigorneaux make up the Shorts section.

     

    This year the Television section includes 12 selections competing for the COLCOA 2018 Television Awards given by both audience and a professional jury.  This year’s Television section is comprised of television series and TV movies, including the International Premiere of PROUD, a three-part miniseries that spans three generations with each generation dealing with a crucial gay rights moment in France. The section is presented in association with TV France International and TITRAFILM with the support of AMC Networks, Arte Distribution, Endemol Shine International, Film & Picture, France TV Distribution, Gaumont, Lagardère Studios, Leonis, Scarlett Productions, StudioCanal, Tetra Media, TF1 Studio, Walter Presents.

     

    BEYOND SUSPICION / Insoupçonnable, THE AGE OF STATELESS / Le Temps des Egarés, THE ART OF CRIME / L’Art Du Crime, BARON NOIR, BEAUTIFUL LOSER / Irresponsable, THE CONSOLATION / La Consolation, I LOVE YOU 2 / J’ai Deux Amours, ISKLANDER / Maroni Les Fantômes du Fleuve, INFIDELITY / Un Adultère, PROUD / Fiertés, SPECIAL HONORS / Mention Particulière, and THROUGH THE MILL / La Mélancolie Ouvrière make up the Television section.

     

    French composer Laurent Perez Del Mar will be honored with the “Focus on a Composer” and he will meet the COLCOA audience on Saturday April 28, for a one-hour discussion about his career. Del Mar is critically acclaimed for his work on the score for the Academy Award nominated feature film THE RED TURTLE / La Tortue Rouge, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film.  The Sony Pictures Classics film was produced by the world-renowned Studio Ghibli. 

     

    Focus on a Composer and part of the COLCOA Television Competition are free to the public, as are the previously announced COLCOA Classic series and COLCOA Short Competition.

     

    COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique collaboration between the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers Guild of America West, and France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COLCOA is also supported by France’s Society of Authors, Directors and Producers (L’ARP), the Film and TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles, the CNC, TV France International, and Unifrance.

     

    COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is sponsored by Air Tahiti Nui, TV5MONDE, Variety (Official Sponsors); Admirable Malibu Wines, Airstar America, Barnstormer, France Télévisions, KPCC 89.3, Los Angeles Times, Champagne Trésor de France, The Hollywood Reporter (Premier Sponsors); Club Culinaire of Southern California, ELMA, LA Confidential, Sunset Marquis, Titra Film (Major Sponsors); Alliance Française de Los Angeles, Cinando, D’Alessio Law Group, Discover Hollywood, Duverger, Laemmle, Marché du Film/Festival de Cannes, Miraval/Vineyard Brands/La Vielille Ferme, Office de Tourisme Epernay, Paul M. Young Fine Wines, (Platinum Sponsors); Cinelife, Delair Labs, France-Amérique, French Morning, Gayot, Hénaff Gonidec, La Chouquette, Le Grenouille Selections/The Source Imports, Locations Wines, Lycée International Los Angeles, Mademoiselle M, MAC, Petit Pot, Rosenthal, Samsung, Sharingbox, Tealeaves (Supporting Sponsors).

    All programs are presented with English subtitles or in English. Tickets are available for advance purchase online at www.colcoa.org. The online box office and RSVP will be open until the night before each show at the festival. Tickets will be also available on site at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90046 during the event. For sold out shows, some tickets may become available 20 minutes before each screening.   Please visit www.colcoa.org for box office hours. Depending on screenings ticket prices are $14/$10 for adults; $11/$7 tickets for seniors (62+), disabled, and members of American Cinematheque, ASC, ICG, Film Independent, SAG or Women in Film; $5 for students and under 21. Tickets are complimentary for DGA and WGAW guild members. Several screenings and events are free on a first come, first served basis, with no reservation needed.

    For film and press information, including hi-res photos, log onto www.colcoa.org. For public information, call (310) 289-5346.

    For additional information visit:  www.colcoa.org

     


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    This year’s 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will honour the memory of the recently deceased Miloš Forman at its opening ceremony. The opening film of this year’s festival will be Forman’s legendary comedy Loves of a Blonde. The opening concert in front of the Hotel Thermal will include a block of music from the films of Miloš Forman. Audiences will hear the Czech National Symphony Orchestra led by a conductor Libor Pešek perform music from The Firemen’s Ball, Taking Off, Valmont, Amadeus and Hair. Also on the programme is music from the films of his friends and contemporaries. Loves of a Blonde, which is a key work of the Czechoslovak New Wave, was a hit at numerous festivals in the late 1960s. Among other things, it was the opening film at a 1966 film festival in New York, and the following year it was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. www.kviff.com

    “Miloš Forman was not only an excellent filmmaker, but also a great friend of the Karlovy Vary festival. We have decided to remember him not through laudatory speeches, but through what he symbolized – film. And although local audiences will know Loves of a Blonde from its numerous showings on television, they will surely appreciate the chance to see it on the big screen.

    We are also convinced that our foreign guests who do not often get the chance to see Forman’s Czech films – which significantly influenced the direction taken by Czech cinema – will welcome the screening as well,” says KVIFF’s president Jiří Bartoška Miloš Forman’s inspiration for the story of Loves of a Blonde came from real life, as he wrote in his autobiography Turnaround. One Saturday evening in Prague, he ran into a girl with a suitcase who had arrived from Varnsdorf in search of a man with whom she had previously spent the night and who had expressed an interest in a relationship. However, he had given her a false address. Forman talked with her, then took her to the train station, and she went back to Varnsdorf – a town full of girls employed at a local textile factory but with a shortage of men. “Her story stayed with me for some reason and it would come back to me at add times, so I kept thinking about it. I finally asked Jaroslav Papoušek and Ivan Passer if they thought there might be a screenplay there.

     They said that just maybe.” The film was shot in an authentic location in Zruč nad Sázavou, which at the time was home to a shoe factory whose workers were overwhelmingly women. Many of the locals appeared in the film, and Forman showed his excellent ability to work with a combination of actors and non-actors. “I learned that mixing professional actors and nonactors actually helped both groups, but you had to have actors who could stand up to the challenge of the unstudied, natural behavior of nonactors,” Miloš Forman said in explaining this method. For this reason, he cast Vladimír Menšík in one of the more important roles. “The cast of Loves of a Blonde was a perfect balance of actors and nonactors, and I remember those few months in Zruč in 1964 as some of my sunniest days in the movie business,” Forman later said. 


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    Here are some highlights from the 2018 Maryland International Film Festival! 

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