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    NEWS from SF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

    June 10, 2014

     

    Cosmic Voyage at the Castro. Photo by Pamela Gentile

    IT'S A WRAP! IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!

    SF Silent Film Festival 2014, our 19th, concluded on Sunday night June 1 with Buster Keaton's deliriously funny The Navigator accompanied by the Matti Bye Ensemble. It was the icing on the cake of a delicious weekend that started with Rudolph Valentino's scintillating tango in Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Opening night was accompanied by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra who celebrated their 25th Anniversary together at the festival. 

     

    We were pleased to host many celebrated guests from around the world including Serge Bromberg from Lobster Films, Paris; Bryony Dixon from BFI, London; Martin Koerber from Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin; Fernando Peña from Museo de Arte in Buenos Aires; Céline Ruivo from Cinémathèque Française, Paris; Patrick Stanbury from Photoplay, London; among many others! And delighted to welcome back our wonderful group of international musicians--Guenter Buchwald (Germany), Stephen Horne (UK), Matti Bye Ensemble (Sweden), Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra (US), and Donald Sosin (US). We were even able to bring two more musicians into the SFSFF fold this year--Frank Bockius (Germany) and Sascha Jacobsen (US).

     

    And we are thrilled at the triumphant restoration of 1916's The Good Bad Man with Douglas Fairbanks, spearheaded by our very own Rob Byrne and Tracey Goessel with the Cinémathèque Française. Kevin Brownlow calls the restoration "practically perfect!" 

     

    2014 was our most ambitious Festival yet, with 19 programs featuring films from 7 different countries. Beautiful images accompanied by glorious music played live by supremely talented musicians, attended by superb audiences. Yes, thank you, our wonderful audience for making SFSFF possible!

     

    And now's your chance to give us feedback. We'd love to hear what you have to say. Take our SHORT SURVEY HERE. You'll have the chance to win a prize!

     

    OUR FRIENDS AT MUBI...

    In collaboration with SFSFF, our friends at MUBI are showing the Swedish classic The Saga of Gosta Berling, starring Greta Garbo with accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble! Based in the Bay Area, MUBI is a global online platform (also on iPad and Android) for classic, international, and independent cinema, and they're offering an extended 30-day free trial to SFSFF film lovers. To see Garbo in one of her first roles-and much more!-you can sign up at mubi.com/sfsilent. There are many beautiful silents among their great selection of world cinema!

     

    EAT DRINK FILMS 

    All the good things in life are celebrated at the new online magazine Eat Drink Films run by Bay Area film maven and bon vivant Gary Meyer. We advise you to check it out!

    And once again, thanks to all who supported SF Silent Film Festival 2014!

     

    GRANTORS

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax FundNational Endowment for the ArtsSan Francisco Arts Commission

     

    PARTNER and CULTURAL SPONSORS

    McRoskey Mattress CompanyWells Fargo, Leather Gloves by Fratelli OrsiniMovette

     Iron Mountain Entertainment ServicesHaghefilm Digitaal BV

     

    Cinémathèque FrançaiseConsulate General of France in San FranciscoConsulate General of Sweden in San FranciscoFrench American Cultural SocietyGerman Consulate General in San Francisco

     

    Cartwright HotelHotel AbriHotel Monaco,  Hotel RexHotel Zetta, The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast InnPrescott HotelQueen Anne Hotel

     

     

    EVENT PARTNERS

    Abbey Party Rents, Absolutely Music, A.G. Ferrari, Anchor Brewing, Armin Hammer, Bartavelle, Bay Area Communications Access, Books Inc., Brickley Production Services, Café Flore, Chow, Dante's Table, Doughnut Dolly, Epic Wines, Ixia, La Méditeranée, Lovejoy's Tea Room, Mollie Stone's, Pica Pica, Poesia Osteria Italiana, Samovar Tea Lounge, 20th Century Cafe, Urban Bread

     

    MEDIA and PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

    Amoeba Records, City Car Share, Fandor, KQED, Landmark Theatres, MUBI, SF Jazz, TCM

     

    COPRESENTERS

    Bay Area Women in Film & Media, BAM/PFA, Berlin & Beyond, California Film Institute, California Historical Society, Center for Asian American Media, Center for the Art of Translation, Exploratorium, Film Noir Foundation, Flicker Alley, Frameline, Goethe-Institut, Himalayan Film Festival, Metronome Dance Collective, MiDNiTES for MANiACS, National Film Preservation Foundation, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, REI, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco Film Society, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Treasure Hunts

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival

     
     
     

     


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    Today we are pleased to announce the Second Edition of The Chelsea Film Festival in New York City. This year’s Edition will be hosted at the SVA Theatre on October 16-19.
     
    The submission deadline is Monday, June 17, so please feel free to submit your best film! The latest deadline for films is Friday, August 29. For more information, click here.
     
    The Chelsea Film Festival program will highlight international feature-length, short films and documentaries from independent or emerging filmmakers. The second edition of the Chelsea Film Festival will focus on Global Issues, and will introduce local and foreign films to the public.

    As Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, Founder of The Chelsea Film Festival, stated:
     
    “Making the World a Better Place by Giving a Voice to the Unheard”
     
    CFF was founded by actresses Ingrid & Sonia Jean-Baptiste to give voices to the unheard by providing a platform to independent films and discovering new talents.
    Chelsea Film Festival Board of Directors consists of renowned industry professionals: Paul Calderon, Elizabeth Kemp, and John Patrick Shanley, who received a nomination for Best Play at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8.
     
    Stay tuned for future updates! You’ll be among the first to know about our exclusive New York Premieres, Jury members, and the Chelsea Film Festival Grand Prix winner!
      

    CFF Board of Directors

     


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    Produced by the Atlantic Film Festival, the 14th annual AFF Outdoor Film Experience – Illuminated by Emera presents “Summer of Sandra”. The free outdoor film series is paying tribute to Oscar winning actor, Sandra Bullock, and five of her hit movies will be shown on Fridays, from July 18 to August 15, on the Halifax Waterfront.

    Projected on a 30-foot inflatable screen at the end of the Halifax Waterfront’s Tall Ships Quay (near the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market), the schedule of films is as follows:

    Friday, July 18: Gravity, 2013, 90min (Rated PG)
    Friday, July 25: The Blind Side, 2009,129min (Rated PG)
    Friday, August 1: Miss Congeniality, 2000, 109min (Rated PG)
    Friday, August 8: Speed, 1994, 116min (Rated 14A)
    Friday, August 15:  People’s Choice vote between: While You Were Sleeping, Two If By Sea, Two Weeks Notice, and The Proposal.
    *Fans can vote here: atlanticfilm.com starting July 1st, until noon, August 8th. The winning film will be announced just before the Speed screening.
     
    Once again, the event will proudly screen an Atlantic Canadian produced short film as part of each pre-roll. This is a joint presentation with CBC, called Summer Shorts.
     
    "There is nothing quite like the magic that happens at the AFF Outdoor Film Experience, said Wayne Carter, Executive Director of the Atlantic Film Festival. “We have been overwhelmed at the level of attendance these past few years as people of all ages from all over the region join us for these free screenings. Sandra Bullock is without a doubt the biggest female movie star in the world and we are so excited to be celebrating her work.”
     
    Talented local illustrator, James White created the design and directed the look and feel of all the “Summer of Sandra” program signage and promotional material. T-shirts will be available for purchase at each screening.
     
    Those attending the AFF Outdoor Film Experience – Illuminated by Emera are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for comfort. Concessions will be available on site.
     
    Screenings start at dusk and gates will open one-hour prior. Please check for weather updates and cancellations at: atlanticfilm.com. There are no rain dates.
     
    Thanks to Emera, all “Summer of Sandra” screenings are free all summer.
     
    “Emera is thrilled to once again be partnering with the Atlantic Film Festival.  The AFF Outdoor Film Experience has become such a popular event for our community,” says Chris Huskilson, President and CEO at Emera.  “It means a lot to us to be able to provide support and offer a gathering place where people can enjoy movies and be part of this wonderful event”.
     
    In addition to “Summer of Sandra”, the AFF Outdoor Film Experience is proud to also present the following movies in Halifax this summer:
     
    Sunday, June 29: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986, 103min (Rated PG) at Sunnyside Mall, Bedford as part of Bedford Days
    This screening is both a “bring your own chair” and a drive-in movie
     
    Tuesday, July 1: Despicable Me, 2010, 95min (Rated G) at Kinsmen Park as part of Sackville Patriot Days
     
    Saturday, July 5: Ghostbusters (30th Anniversary), 1984, 105min (Rated PG) at Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth, hosted by the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission

    Saturday, July 19: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! (15th Anniversary), 1989, 93min (Rated G) at Pondside Amphitheatre, Hector Gate, hosted by The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing
     
    Saturday, August 3: Princess Bride, 1987, 98min (Rated PG) at Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth as part of Natal Days, hosted by the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
     
    Thursday, August 14: Il Était Une Fois Les Boys (When We Were Boys), 2013, 106min (Rated G) at Parade Square, City Hall, Halifax as part of The National Acadian Day Celebrations, hosted by the Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre
     
    Thursday, September 4: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014, 142min (Rated PG) at Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront as part of the “End of Summer” series
     
    Friday, September 5: The Lego Movie, 2014, 100min (Rated G) at Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront as part of the “End of Summer” series
     
    Saturday, September 6: Frozen, 2013, 102min (Rated G) at Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront as part of the “End of Summer” series
     
     *Admission is free and all screenings start at dusk with gates and concessions opening one-hour prior. Please check for weather updates and cancellations at: atlanticfilm.com
     
    “Through the generous support of Emera and our other key sponsors we have been able to increase our Community Screening Program with more appearances in more places than ever before,” added Carter. “The AFF Outdoor Film Experience continues to grow beyond our Waterfront “Summer of…” program and we couldn’t be happier.”
     
    The AFF Outdoor Film Experience is pleased to have the support of the following partners and suppliers: Emera, Halifax Seaport, Waterfront Development Corporation, CBC, Dimensions Entertainment, PODS, Starbucks, the Postman, Impact Communications, Discount Car and Truck Rentals and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
     
    “The AFF Outdoor Film Experience is a wonderful summer tradition, an opportunity to spend an evening outside with friends, family and fantastic films,” said Mayor Mike Savage. “I encourage everyone to come out and see the stars, on the screen and in the sky.”
     
    About the AFF Outdoor Film Experience
     
    Who can resist a night under the stars with a classic movie and the smell of popcorn wafting through the air? Whether young or old, local or visiting, the AFF Outdoor Film Experience fits the bill for good times.
     
    It’s outdoors. It’s movies. It’s an unforgettable experience!
     
    For the past 13 years, on Friday nights from mid-July to the end of August, the Atlantic Film Festival has delivered an entertaining outdoor film experience throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality – a larger-than-life inflatable screen showing classic movies under the open sky. With as many as 2000+ movie-goers coming together for each screening – all toting their lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and favourite company – this open-air cinema has a unique festival atmosphere that must be experienced first-hand.
     
    Our programmers are constantly dreaming up an engaging theme for the next series. In recent years, our Summer of … theme has been very popular. People are always trying to guess what it will be!
     
    While the theme changes from one year to the next, the objective remains: to bring the community together; to enjoy the film viewing experience in unique outdoor settings; and to set the stage for the upcoming Atlantic Film Festival.
     
    For more information on the AFF Outdoor Film Experience, visit: atlanticfilm.com/affoutdoorfilmexperience
    Facebook: facebook.com/atlanticfilmfestival
    Twitter: @thefilmfest #summerofsandra, #AFFOFE14
    Youtube: youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom
    Pinterest: pinterest.com/atlanticfilm
     
    About the Atlantic Film Festival
    The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. This year’s event takes place from September 11-18.

    Offering a first-look at the best international films of the festival season, the AFF is a champion of local filmmakers, committed to bridging the gap. We attract some of the biggest players in film, media and music from around the world. All of our film selections are chosen with our community in mind and our special events are designed to bring us all together. A not-for-profit organization, the AFF depends heavily upon its strong ties to the surrounding and thriving arts community.

    The Atlantic Film Festival began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Just three decades later, the Atlantic film Festival has blossomed into one of Canada’s premier film festivals. Whether for industry folk, unabashed film lovers or curious onlookers, the Festival offers a slew of opportunities to engage through film. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include: ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, AFF Outdoor Film Experience, and Strategic Partners.

    Receive the most up-to-date information about the Atlantic Film Festival and its Family of Programs, including sneak peeks and festival highlights on our online website: atlanticfilm.com, our Facebook page: /atlanticfilmfestival, our Twitter account: /thefilmfest #AFF2013, our Pinterest profile: pinterest.com/atlanticfilm, our LinkedIn company page: linkedin.com/company/atlantic-film-festival and our Youtube channel: youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom.

     

     


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    This year, the interfilm - International Short Film Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary, from 11 – 16 November! We’ll present around 500 short films in nine competitions and special programmes in six festival days, as well as get you dancing and partying at loads of extra events!

    The interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin was founded in Berlin-Kreuzberg in 1982 as a Super-8 film festival, and after Oberhausen, it is not only the oldest short film festival in Germany but also the oldest and biggest film festival in Berlin, after the Berlinale.

    This anniversary year sees the addition of three new competitions – one that looks to the past and another to the future! The Mauersegler Short Film Award seeks personal insights into the events surrounding the Peaceful Revolution in East Germany and the reunification of Germany.
    While the Film Award EUROPE: UNLIMITED addresses the idea of Europe. “Does Europe exist and if so, how many are there?”, is the question posed by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in cooperation with interfilm Berlin, as part of the Academy’s topic of the year for 2013/14 “future place: EUROPE”. And: The CAR SHORT Competition concentrates on the themes car and mobility.

    In addition, short films will also compete in the following categories: International Competition, Confrontations (Human Rights), Documentary Competition, German Competition, Green Screen (environmental-film) Competition, eject – The Long Night of Odd Films and the Viral Video Award.

    The Foreign Focuses at this year’s festival are dedicated to shorts from Japan and Norway. The spotlight on Japan promises to deliver a complex impression of tensions in these times of nuclear catastrophes, financial crises and the dramatic rise of the elderly populace. Norwegian short film on the other hand, has long been appreciated for its ‘out of the ordinary’ quality. Quirky, absurd, irritating, provocative – the International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin will celebrate the intense nature of Norwegian short filmmaking.

    Furthermore, numerous other diverse and fascinating special programmes are sure to lure cinema fans to the festival, with mockumentaries, experimental films, animation, Metropolis: Beijing, horror & suspense, music films and videos, Berlin films, Bike Shorts and loads more.

    Click here for the first overview:
    http://www.interfilm.de/en/festival2014/home.html

    We’re looking forward to an exciting 30th birthday and a fantastic festival with
    lots of international guests!


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    Adelaide is set to shake off some of its winter chill with the launch of the city's newest and most fabulous film festival, the Feast Film Festival, heating up the Mercury Cinema over two weekends from June 27 to July 6.

     

    Featuring 17 of the best gay, lesbian and queer films from Australia and around the world, including four Australian premieres and 13 films never before screened in South Australia, this will be the first time Adelaide's gay and lesbian cultural festival Feast (running November 15-30) has staged its film program as a mid-year standalone event.

     

    Kicking off in an explosion of sequins and glitter the Feast Film Festival will open on Friday, June 27 with a screening of Australian smash hit comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, followed by a wild opening night Priscilla party featuring DJ Josh.

     

    Highlights of the two-week program include the Australian premieres of comedy Such Good People starring Star Wars and Mission Impossible II actor Kee Chan, who will be present for a post-screening Q&A session, coming of age story Boy Meets Girl featuring Twilight star Michael Welch, lesbian romance Tru Love and documentary To Be Takei, about beloved Star Trek actor turned gay rights activist and internet phenomenon George Takei.

     

    Adelaide premieres include Brazilian biopic Reaching for the Moon starring Miranda Otto as Pulitzer Prize winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop, outrageous comedy Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf starring Carrie Preston (True Blood) and Janina Gavankar (The L Word), Australian documentary Out in the Line-Up which explores the taboos of homosexuality in surfing and award-winning love story Free Fall, hailed as the “German Brokeback Mountain” for its touching portrayal of a forbidden love between two police officers.

    “The Feast Film Festival program is diverse in style, genre and subject matter with films from all around the globe, but the one binding feature is that they remind us of our humanity and of our need for love, laughter, empathy and compassion - as well as to sometimes be darn right silly,” Feast artistic director Catherine Fitzgerald said.

     

    “Winter is a wonderful time to snuggle down in the cinema, open our hearts and minds and focus a lens on different worlds.

     

    “I am so excited to be able to bring these fabulous LGBITQ films to Adelaide for everyone to enjoy in this brand new winter film festival.”

     

    Tickets are on sale now via Feastix online at www.feast.org.au, via phone on (08) 8463 0684 or in person at the Feast box office at the Lion Arts Centre, corner of Morphett St and North Tce, Adelaide, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm.

     

    DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM:http://www.feast.org.au/program/feast-film-program.aspx

     

    Media enquiries and interview requests: Publicist Petra Starke on 0407 799 907 or pstarke@internode.on.net


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    Sundance Institute this evening announced the Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, in Park City, Utah.

    The U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary was presented by Tracy Chapman to:
    Rich Hill / U.S.A. (Directors: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos) — In a rural, American town, kids face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in the most fragile of family bonds, and dream of a future of possibility.

    The U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented by Leonard Maltin to:
    Whiplash / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Damien Chazelle) — Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity. Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons.

    The World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary was presented by Andrea Nix Fine to:
    Return to Homs / Syria, Germany (Director: Talal Derki) — Basset Sarout, the 19-year-old national football team goalkeeper, becomes a demonstration leader and singer, and then a fighter. Ossama, a 24-year-old renowned citizen cameraman, is critical, a pacifist, and ironic until he is detained by the regime's security forces.

    The World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented by Nansun Shi to:
    To Kill a Man / Chile, France (Director and screenwriter: Alejandro Fernández Almendras) — When Jorge, a hardworking family man who's barely making ends meet, gets mugged by Kalule, a neighborhood delinquent, Jorge's son decides to confront the attacker, only to get himself shot. Even though Jorge's son nearly dies, Kalule's sentence is minimal, heightening the friction. Cast: Daniel Candia, Daniel Antivilo, Alejandra Yañez, Ariel Mateluna.

    The Audience Award: U.S. Documentary Presented by Acura, was presented by William H. Macy to:
    Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory / U.S.A. (Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett) — Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia—many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted.

    The Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic Presented by Acura, was presented by William H. Macy to:
    Whiplash / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Damien Chazelle) — Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity. Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons.

    The Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary was presented by Felicity Huffman to:
    The Green Prince / Germany, Israel, United Kingdom (Director: Nadav Schirman ) — This real-life thriller tells the story of one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, recruited to spy on his own people for more than a decade. Focusing on the complex relationship with his handler, The Green Prince is a gripping account of terror, betrayal, and unthinkable choices, along with a friendship that defies all boundaries. 

    The Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic was presented by Felicity Huffman to:
    Difret / Ethiopia (Director and screenwriter: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari) — Meaza Ashenafi is a young lawyer who operates under the government's radar helping women and children until one young girl's legal case exposes everything, threatening not only her career but her survival. Cast: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere.

    The Audience Award: Best of NEXT <=> was presented by Nick Offerman to:
    Imperial Dreams / U.S.A. (Director: Malik Vitthal, Screenwriters: Malik Vitthal, Ismet Prcic) — A 21-year-old, reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future are put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles. Cast: John Boyega, Rotimi Akinosho, Glenn Plummer, Keke Palmer, De'aundre Bonds.

    The Directing Award: U.S. Documentary was presented by Morgan Neville to:
    Ben Cotner & Ryan White for The Case Against 8 / U.S.A. (Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White) — A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    The Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic was presented by Lone Scherfig to:
    Cutter Hodierne for Fishing Without Nets / U.S.A., Somalia, Kenya (Director: Cutter Hodierne, Screenwriters: Cutter Hodierne, John Hibey, David Burkman) — A story of pirates in Somalia told from the perspective of a struggling, young Somali fisherman. Cast: Abdikani Muktar, Abdi Siad, Abduwhali Faarah, Abdikhadir Hassan, Reda Kateb, Idil Ibrahim.

    The Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary was presented by Sally Riley to:
    Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard for 20,000 Days On Earth / United Kingdom (Directors: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard) — Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international culture icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, this film examines what makes us who we are and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

    The Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic was presented by Sebastián Lelio to:
    Sophie Hyde for 52 Tuesdays / Australia (Director: Sophie Hyde, Screenplay and story by: Matthew Cormack, Story by: Sophie Hyde) — Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation was filmed over the course of a year—once a week, every week, only on Tuesdays. Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Imogen Archer, Mario Späte, Beau Williams, Sam Althuizen.

    The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic was presented by Peter Saraf to:
    Craig Johnson & Mark Heyman for The Skeleton Twins / U.S.A. (Director: Craig Johnson, Screenwriters: Craig Johnson, Mark Heyman) — When estranged twins Maggie and Milo feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason.

    The Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic was presented by Sebastián Lelio to:
    Eskil Vogt for Blind / Norway, Netherlands (Director and screenwriter: Eskil Vogt) — Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home—a place she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie within, not beyond the walls of her apartment, and her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over. Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt.

    The Editing Award: U.S. Documentary was presented by Jonathan Oppenheim to:
    Jenny Golden, Karen Sim for Watchers of the Sky / U.S.A. (Director: Edet Belzberg) — Five interwoven stories of remarkable courage from Nuremberg to Rwanda, from Darfur to Syria, and from apathy to action.

    The Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary was presented by Sally Riley to:
    Jonathan Amos for 20,000 Days On Earth / United Kingdom (Directors: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard) — Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international culture icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, this film examines what makes us who we are and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

    The Cinematography Award: U.S. Documentary was presented by Kahane Cooperman to:
    Rachel Beth Anderson, Ross Kauffman for E-TEAM / U.S.A. (Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman) — E-TEAM is driven by the high-stakes investigative work of four intrepid human rights workers, offering a rare look at their lives at home and their dramatic work in the field.

    The Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic was presented by Peter Saraf to:
    Christopher Blauvelt for Low Down / U.S.A. (Director: Jeff Preiss, Screenwriters: Amy-Jo Albany, Topper Lilien) — Based on Amy-Jo Albany's memoir, Low Down explores her heart-wrenching journey to adulthood while being raised by her father, bebop pianist Joe Albany, as he teeters between incarceration and addiction in the urban decay and waning bohemia of Hollywood in the 1970s. Cast: John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Flea.

    The Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary was presented by Caspar Sonnen to:
    Thomas Balmès & Nina Bernfeld for Happiness / France, Finland (Director: Thomas Balmès) — Peyangki is a dreamy and solitary eight-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. Soon the world will come to him: the village is about to be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Peyangki's eyes.

    The Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic was presented by Carlo Chatrian to:
    Ula Pontikos for Lilting / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Hong Khaou) — The world of a Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger who doesn't speak her language. Lilting is a touching and intimate film about finding the things that bring us together. Cast: Ben Whishaw, Pei-Pei Cheng, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles, Naomi Christie, Morven Christie.

    U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Use of Animation was presented by Charlotte Cook to:
    Watchers of the Sky / U.S.A. (Director: Edet Belzberg) — Five interwoven stories of remarkable courage from Nuremberg to Rwanda, from Darfur to Syria, and from apathy to action.

    U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking was presented by Charlotte Cook to:
    The Overnighters / U.S.A. (Director: Jesse Moss) — Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor's decision to help them has extraordinary and unexpected consequences.

    U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score was presented by Dana Stevens to:
    The Octopus Project for Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter/ U.S.A. (Director: David Zellner, Screenwriters: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner) — A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried in a fictional film is, in fact, real. Abandoning her structured life in Tokyo for the frozen Minnesota wilderness, she embarks on an impulsive quest to search for her lost mythical fortune. Cast: Rinko Kikuchi.

    U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent was presented by Dana Stevens to:
    Justin Simien for Dear White People/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Justin Simien) — Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world. Cast: Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell.

    World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for the Delightful Ensemble Performance, and How the Director Brought His Own Unique Universe into Cinema was presented by Carlo Chatrian to:
    God Help the Girl / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Stuart Murdoch) — This musical from Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian is about some messed up boys and girls and the music they made. Cast: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger, Cora Bissett.

    World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery was presented by Caspar Sonnen to:
    We Come as Friends / France, Austria (Director: Hubert Sauper) — We Come as Friends is a modern odyssey, a science fiction–like journey in a tiny homemade flying machine into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, Africa's biggest country, is being divided into two nations, a "civilizing" pathology transcends the headlines—colonialism, imperialism, and yet-another holy war over resources.

    The Short Film Audience Award, Presented by YouTube, based on web traffic for 15 short films that screened at the Festival and were concurrently featured on www.youtube.com/sff, was presented to:
    Chapel Perilous / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Matthew Lessner) — Levi Gold is paid an unexpected visit by Robin, a door-to-door salesman with nothing to sell. The ensuing encounter forces Levi to confront his true mystical calling, and the nature of reality itself. A metaphysical comedy trip-out with Sun Araw.

    The following awards were presented at separate ceremonies at the Festival:

    Jury prizes and honorable mentions in short filmmaking were presented at a ceremony in Park City, Utah on January 21. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize was awarded to Of God and Dogs / Syrian Arab Republic (Director: Abounaddara Collective). The Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction was presented to Gregory Go Boom / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Janicza Bravo). The Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction was presented to The Cut / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Geneviève Dulude-Decelles). The Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction was presented to I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked / Israel (Directors: Yuval Hameiri, Michal Vaknin). The Short Film Jury Award: Animation was presented to Yearbook / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Bernardo Britto). A Short Film Special Jury Award for Unique Vision was presented to Rat Pack Rat / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Todd Rohal). A Short Film Special Jury Award for Non-fiction was presented to Love. Love. Love. / Russia (Director: Sandhya Daisy Sundaram). A Short Film Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting was presented to Burger / United Kingdom, Norway (Director and screenwriter: Magnus Mork).

    The winning directors and projects of the Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Awards, in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world, are: Hong Khaou, Monsoon (Vietnam/UK); Tobias Lindholm, A War (Denmark); Ashlee Page,Archive (Australia); and Neeraj Ghaywan, Fly Away Solo (India).

    The Sundance Institute/NHK Award, honoring and supporting emerging filmmakers, was presented to Mark Rosenberg, director of the upcoming film Ad Inexplorata.

    The 2014 Red Crown Producer’s Award and $10,000 grant was presented to Elisabeth Holm, producer of Obvious Child.

    The 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, presented to outstanding feature films focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character, was presented to I Origins, directed and written by Mike Cahill. The film received a $20,000 cash award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

    The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Jurors were: U.S. Documentary Competition: Tracy Chapman, Charlotte Cook, Kahane Cooperman, Morgan Neville and Jonathan Oppenheim; U.S. Dramatic Competition: Leonard Maltin, Peter Saraf, Lone Scherfig, Bryan Singer and Dana Stevens; World Cinema Documentary Competition: Andrea Nix Fine, Sally Riley and Caspar Sonnen; World Cinema Dramatic Competition: Carlo Chatrian, Sebastián Lelio and Nansun Shi; Alfred P. Sloan Award: Dr. Kevin Hand, Flora Lichtman, Max Mayer, Jon Spaihts and Jill Tarter; Short Film Competition: Vernon Chatman, Joshua Leonard and Ania Trzebiatowska.

    The 2014 Festival presented 121 feature-length films, representing 37 countries and 54 first-time filmmakers, including 35 in competition. These films were selected from 12,218 submissions (72 more than for 2013), including 4,057 feature-length films and 8,161 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,014 were from the U.S. and 2,043 were international. 100 feature films at the Festival were world premieres.

    The 2014 Festival runs through January 26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. A complete list of films and events is available at www.sundance.org/festival.

     

    The Sundance Film Festival® 
    Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern WildFruitvale StationLittle Miss SunshineAn Educationsex, lies, and videotapeReservoir Dogs,The CoveHedwig and the Angry InchAn Inconvenient TruthPrecious, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2014 Festival sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors – Airbnb, DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Brita® FilterForGood®, in partnership with Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Ketel One Vodka, L'Oréal Paris, MorningStar Farms®, Omnicom, Quaker Oats Company, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the Institute's year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival

    Sundance Institute 
    Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale StationSin NombreAn Inconvenient TruthSpring AwakeningBorn into BrothelsTrouble the WaterLight in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook,InstagramTwitter and YouTube.

     

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    Sundance Institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to connect audiences to their work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling as art and as a compelling and powerful way to inform, inspire and unite people. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern WildFruitvale StationSin NombreThe Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring AwakeningA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Instituteon FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.


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    Business Connecting with the Public from the Production Phase: Keys to Success for a Brilliant Distribution   Animated features demand an enormous amount of time and money to produce, and it's too late to fix many common problems once the film is completed. How can creative teams position themselves for success by taking the audience's expectations into account from the very ...

     

    Ryan Larkin's Syrinx in Norman McLaren Hommage Annecy 2014 "McLaren NOW"

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    Making the Annecy Festival Poster 2014 - behind the scenes and the IMAGE!

     

    Discover the Annecy poster for 2014 "I wanted to pay tribute to stop motion in creating this poster as the technique is in the spotlight at this year’s Festival. It also has a very personal significance, as my first short, made in stop motion, was rewarded with the Junior Jury Award at Annecy exactly ten years ago in 2004. It’s the layout of Annecy, situated between lake and mountains, that inspired the idea of the Capricorn, this fabulous h...

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    Kyrgyzstan’s First Crowd Funding Campaign was launched in Cannes for Comedy LENIN?! - Campaign aims to Fund the Crew

    The first ever crowd funding campaign to come out of Kyrgyzstan has been launched through Indiegogo.  The black comedy, titled ‘LENIN?!’ from award-winning Kyrgyz writer/director Marat Alykulov follows three punk boys who steal a statue of Lenin to sell on the black market and almost start a revolution in the process.  It is the first crowd funding campaign to come out of Central Asia.   The ‘Help Bury LENIN?!’ campaign is also the fir...
     

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    Entièrement dédié à mettre en lumière les liens privilégiés entre musique et cinéma, Cannes Soundtrack a joué sa partition

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    Rencontre avec des artistes lors du Festival Sacré de la Beauté

    A l’initiative de Daniel et Anne Facérias avec Mgr Rey, évêque de Fréjus-Toulon, et suite à une rencontre en 2011 avec le cardinal Canizarès (Préfet de la Congrégation du Culte Divin), la Diaconie de la Beauté est lancée en 2012 comme un service pour rendre les artistes à la Beauté et la Beauté aux artistes afin qu’ils deviennent témoins de la Beauté de Dieu. Pour dévelop...
     

     

    Rencontre avec Thomas Bidegain au Pavillon des Scénaristes

    Le 18 mai 2014, la Maison des Scénaristes a accueilli le scénariste Thomas Bidegain pour une masterclass. Il était présent cette année au Festival de Cannes en tant que scénariste de Saint-Laurent, le film du réalisateur Bertrand Bonello sur la vie du créateur Yves Saint-Laurent, sélectionné en compétition officielle. Pendant cette rencontre qui avait lieu au Pavillon des Scénaristes, dans le Village Internatio...

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    Victoria Film Festival 2015 Call for Entries

    VFF is proud to announce that its Call for Entries for our 2015 film festival is now open! Earlier is better! (And cheaper.) Send in your entries to the 2015 VFF before the Earlybird deadline of July 9th.  Additional Deadlines are: Regular postmark deadline: August 7th, 2014  Late postmark deadline: September 11th, 2014 Extended Deadline: September 17th, 2014 As always, we recommend submitting as early as possible and we set our fees to reflect this...

    Victoria Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/

     

    Call for Submissions: Calgary International Film Festival (June 1st/15th)

    The Calgary International Film Festival (15 Annual September 18 - September 28, 2014) is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries.  We program feature films, documentaries, and short films of all genres. In addition to our regular programming, we have a competitive award series (“DISCOVERY”) for emerging feature length fiction filmmakers. CIFF exists to transform the way visual stories are shared and experienced. We champion filmmakers, especially new voices, for the delight and benefit of the audience, to whom we are a guide and provider of the best stories, presented within a remarkable festival environment.

    Regular deadline: June 1st, 2014  Extended deadline: June 15, 2014

    Submit through Withoutabox  - https://www.withoutabox.com/login/12611 or Filmfreeway - https://filmfreeway.com/festival/CalgaryInternationalFilmFestival

    Website: www.calgaryfilm.com

     

    18th Arab Film Festival October 10- 23, 2014

    The Arab Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 18th Annual Arab Film Festival to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area in October 2014. AFF annually showcases works by independent filmmakers that provide insightful and innovative perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics.
    The Arab Film Festival is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the country. The festival has an international standing and is considered one of the most important Arab film festivals outside the Arab world. AFF strives to present the best contemporary films that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of the Arab world alongside realistic perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics. To submit please visit the Call for Entries page.
    Late Deadline June 13

    Arab Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.arabfilmfestival.org/

     

    33rd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival September 25 to October 10, 2014 Deadlines approaching!

    The Vancouver International Film Festival has long been one of the largest and most successful film festivals in North America. Last year, 341 films played on nine screens in seven venues. By the time our 16-day festival had wrapped, 130,000 attendees had been dazzled by the top films from more than 75 countries. Plus: VIFF offered$19,500 in cash prizes plus another $25,000 in services and prize packs to filmmakers as part of five adjudicated awards. The 2014 festival promises to be even more spectacular!

    Click here to learn more: http://www.viff.org/viff-submissions-2014
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    Screening Services Group: An Official Provider of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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    Adelaide's newest film festival a Feast for the eyes

     
    Adelaide is set to shake off some of its winter chill with the launch of the city's newest and most fabulous film festival, the Feast Film Festival, heating up the Mercury Cinema over two weekends from June 27 to July 6.   Featuring 17 of the best gay, lesbian and queer films from Australia and around the world, including four Australian premieres and 13 films never before screened in South Australia, this will be the first time Adelaide's gay and lesbian cultural festival Feast (...
     

    International Short Film Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary

     
    This year, the interfilm - International Short Film Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary, from 11 – 16 November! We’ll present around 500 short films in nine competitions and special programmes in six festival days, as well as get you dancing and partying at loads of extra events! The interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin was founded in Berlin-Kreuzberg in 1982 as a Super-8 film festival, and after Oberhausen, it is not only the oldest short film festival ...
     

    The 14th annual AFF Outdoor Film Experience – Illuminated by Emera presents “Summer of Sandra”, July 18 - August 15

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    Chelsea Film Festival Announces Its Second Edition!

     
    Today we are pleased to announce the Second Edition of The Chelsea Film Festival in New York City. This year’s Edition will be hosted at the SVA Theatre on October 16-19.   The submission deadline is Monday, June 17, so please feel free to submit your best film! The latest deadline for films is Friday, August 29. For more information, click here.   The Chelsea Film Festival program will highlight international feature-length, short films and documentaries from independent...
     

    Talents Durban at 35th Durban International Film Festival

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    41st Telluride Film Festival Announces 2014 Poster Artist Christian Marclay

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    10th Annual Pare Lorentz International Film Festival - Call for Entrys now open.

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    Seattle will close with THE ONE I LOVE!

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    The APICA, an association for the promotion of images, creation, and the arts, based in French Polynesia organizes from November 8th to 16th, 2014 the second edition of the International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World: Courts des îles, in Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia). Entering the “Courts des îles” Festival Only a film whose director was born on an island may be in competition at the Courts des îles Festival. Registrations f...
     

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    LA Greek Film Festival Orpheus Award Winners

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    2014 Recipients for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund announced

     
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    EFA Young Audience Award 2014

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    Hamburg Celebrates Short Film

     
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    The 40th Seattle International Film Festival Awards Richard Linklater's Boyhood

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    Rio de Janeiro's Yellow Oscar Winners 2014

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    Edinburgh International Film Festival announces jurors chaired by Amos Gitai

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    Meet EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland

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    EFA Board Initiates Letter to Russian Authorities

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    Asghar Farhadi to preside 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury

     
    ASGHAR FARHADI ANNOUNCED AS PRESIDENT OF 8th ANNUAL APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY   Image: Asghar Farhadi at the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.   APSA is pleased to announce long time APSA Academy member and internationally renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi as President of the International Jury for the 2014 Awards in December.  A three-time APSA winner, Farhadi&...
     

     

    How Many Hats Do You Wear to a Film Festival? OR Lost in Hebron

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    Back Boa noite Martha "Tente de novo", "Ações em alta" Directed by: Vivian ALTMAN EBERHARD Country: Brazil Burka Avenger "Épisode n°01" ...
     

    Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival to stream online the World Premiere Australian film Fell

     
    The 61st Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival announce a video-on-demand stream of the Australian feature film Fell direct from its World Premiere at Sydney Film Festival on Tuesday 10 June.   Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival will break with tradition and stream online the World Premiere Australian film Fell over the same weekend that it premieres in Official Competition at the State Theatre in Sydney.   “Sydney Film Festival is pleased to offer audi...
     

    EFP Industry Screenings in New York: Presenting European films to North American buyers

    left to right: Radical Evil, Geronimo, Yalom's Cure, The Treatment, Bridges of Sarajevo, The Unexpected Life European Film Promotion (EFP) presents six multifaceted European films with a high potential for the US market as part of its annual New York Industry Screenings. On June 24th and 25th the six selected films will exclusively be screened to US buyers and industry professionals in New York’s Tribeca Grand Hotel. T...
     

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    The Woods Are Still Green (2014) @ 17th Shanghai International Film Festival.

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    New Artists Alliance Starts Production on Sci-Fi Thriller “400 DAYS”

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    Domination of Nymphomaniac and Filomena (Lasciviousness Primarily)

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  • 06/14/14--09:58: Metamora Films Festival
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    Keep up with the Metamora Films Festival by checking out our Facebook Page:

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    The ICFilmFest, the first touring festival of world class children's film programs, launches its festival season at the Albany Park Community Center. Two screenings on Thursday, June 26 at 4:30 and 6pm will showcase 21 films from 17 countries for children ages 4-12.

     

    Two lively ICFilmFest shorts programs feature stories as diverse as a delightful romp through a Busby Berkely style set in Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks and a chuckling carnival full of clever monsters in Molly Monster: Circus. When a shy Australian girl gets some help eating her huge lunch, she achieves an unexpected goal in Play Lunch, and in Luminaris a disenchanted worker escapes his dull job at a light bulb factory with a high flight of fancy.

     

    Children have the opportunity to vote for their favorite films immediately following each program. Their participation determines the winner of the "Best of the ICFilmFest" to be awarded to the film that receives the greatest number of votes.

     

    ICMC Executive Director Nicole Dreiske comments, "The festival experience gives children the chance to start watching movies with critical thinking filters in place. It's fun and challenging to watch 21 films, knowing that you'll get to pick the festival winners."

     

    The International Children's Film Festival is curated by Nicole Dreiske and presented by Albany Park Community Center in collaboration with the International Children's Media Center.

     

    APCC Childcare and Youth Director Ahsan Akbar says, "The ICFilmFest is a great way to introduce children to global culture and the voting validates their preferences and observations. We're excited to make this program available to our families at the Albany Park Community Center."

     

    Tickets (per screening) are free for Albany Park Community Center families and $5 for non-members. For more information call APCC at 773-539-5907.

     

     

    Play LunchLuminaris  

    Play Lunch, Australia                                                                                                                         Luminaris, Argentina

    Albany Park Community Center ICFilmFest 2014 Schedule:

     

    Thursday, June 26 at 4:30 pm

    CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

    Ages 2-5 (60 mins)

    Whether it's reaching for the stars or a cup of hot cocoa, friends are there to give the extra boost that makes everything worthwhile. Watch as a kind moon sees a little boy safely home, giggle at Molly Monster's special circus, and take a seat with Spot and Splodge as they learn the dentist isn't so scary after all. Circle of Friendsfeatures 12 films from 10 countries: Ballet of Unhatched Chicks (US), Knitting Girl: The Bridge (Taiwan), Snow (US), Pim & Pom: Around the World (Netherlands), Obetomo School: Magnet (Japan), Violoncello (Russia), Molly Monster: Circus (Germany/Switzerland/Sweden), Shoelace (Australia), Rainy Day Friends (Taiwan), Kind Moon (Iran), The Red Hen (US), and Spot and Splodge: "At the Dentist" (Sweden).

     

    Thursday, June 26 at 6pm

    Maybe It's Magic 

    Ages 8+ (78 mins)

    The characters in this shorts program invite viewers to take a closer look and notice the magic in moments both simple and sublime. Explore dazzling ice caverns with Nokomi and hold your breath as a shy girl brings compassion to the playground, celebrate Claudio's creativity in Colored Pencils, and control the mysteries of time at the Tick Tock Emporium. Maybe It's Magic includes 9 films from 8 countries:pl.nk! (Norway/Poland), The Toboggan (Canada), Play Lunch (Australia), Luminaris (Argentina), In a Heartbeat (Iceland), Nokomi (France), Colored Pencils (Brazil), Eyes on the Stars (US), and Tick Tock Emporium (USA).

     

     

     

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    ODESSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 5th EDITION (JULY 11 – 19, 2014)

    Twelve full-length films will compete in the International Competition for the main award of the 5th OIFF, the Golden Duke. The National Competition will comprise 13 short and 7 full-length films. Two Ukrainian movies will be featured in both the National and International competition: MY MERMAID, MY LORELEI directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze, and THE GUIDE, directed by Oles Sanin (World Premiere). Both films participated in last year’s “Work-in-progress” of the Festival.

    «2014 is anniversary year for the Odessa International Film Festival», said the President of the Festival, Viktoriya Tigipko. «This year has been very difficult and at the same time momentous both for the country and every one of us. Our team is doing the very best for this festival to happen and be held on a top level. We have been supported in our aspiration by our colleagues: over 250 influential representatives of international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin and Venice, have outspoken their support of our festival. Their support demonstrates that OIFF, during the five years of its existence, has exceeded the level of a national event and made its way to an international film festivals agenda.»


    International Competition

    BIG SIGNIFICANT THINGS directed by Bryan Reisberg, USA 2014 (International Premiere)

    BLACK COAL, THIN ICE directed by Yinan Diao, China 2014

    BLIND DATES directed by Levan Koguashvili, Georgia 2013

    FIELD OF DOGS directed by Lech Majewski, Poland 2014

    GÜEROS directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios, Mexico 2014

    THEGUIDE directed by Oles Sanin, Ukraine 2014
    (World Premiere, also featured in National Competition, participant of OIFF 2013 “Work-in-progress” program)

    MY MERMAID, MY LORELEI directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze, Ukraine, Russia 2013
    (also featured in National Competition, participant of OIFF 2013 “Work-in-progress” program)

    PARTY GIRL directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, France 2014

    ROXANNE directed by Vali Hotea, Romania 2012

    STAR directed by Anna Melikyan, Russia 2013

    STEREO directed by Maximilian Erlenwein, Germany 2014

    ZEROMOTIVATION directed by Talya Lavie, Israel 2014


    Jury of the International Competition

    Peter Webber, an award-winning British director, producer and screenwriter, will be the Head of the International competition in 2014. His feature debut GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, was nominated for three Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and 10 BAFTA Awards. Ukrainian director SergeiLoznitsa, the winner of OIFF-2012, whose film MAIDAN shook Cannes this year, Israeli actress JenyaDodina, Belorussian actress and director OlgaDykhovichnaya and French actor and critic Jean-PhilippeTessé will complete the Jury of the 2014 OIFF.


    National Competition

    CREPUSCULE directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych, 2013

    F 63.9 LOVE SICKNESS directed by Dmitry Tomashpolsky and Alyona Demyanenko, 2012

    THE GREEN JACKET directed by Volodymyr Tykhy, 2013

    THE GUIDE directed by Oles Sanin, 2014
    (World Premiere, also featured in International Competition)

    LOVE ME directed by Maryna Er Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadir Er, 2012

    MY MERMAID, MY LORELEI directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze, 2013
    (also featured in International Competition)

    SELF PORTRAIT directed by Larissa Kadochnikova and Dmitry Tomashpolsky, 2012

    The National Short Competition will feature 13 films of different genres by debutants as well as veterans of Ukrainian cinema. Among the short films there will be three animation and two documentary films.

     

    www: oiff.com.ua
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/odessaiff
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/odessaiff
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/odessaiff


    The Odessa International Film Festival (OIFF) was founded in 2010 and is held with the support of the Odessa regional state administration and municipality of Odessa.

    ODESSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS PARTNERS:

    General Festival Partner – TASCOMBANK
    General TV partner – TV-channel “Ukraine’’
    Official Sponsor – “Jameson” TM
    Official Partner – “Stella Artois” TM
    Official autopartner – Renault Company in Ukraine
    General air carrier – Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)
    Official hotel – BRISTOL HOTEL, A Luxury Collection Hotel
    Official transport partner – AIS Group
    Film Industry Office partner – UDP development company
    General media partner – “Focus’’
    Official media partner – newspaper “Segodnya’’
    IT partner – Dell company
    Official restaurant partner – “Resta” company
    Festival partner – skidka.ua online shop
    Festival online platform – MEGOGO.NET
    Communication partner – “INTERTELECOM” company
    Official beauty partner – Fusion Schwarzkopf beauty salons
    Event’s cosmetic sponsor – Schwarzkopf professional
    Official festival juices – Jaffa 
    Glossy partner – ELLE magazine
    General radio partner – Europa Plus
    Official Internet partner – Liga.net
    Official Festival Diary – Afisha Bigmir)net
    Official auditor – International audit and consulting company Deloitte
    Reliable Festival Internet partner – Telecommunication carrier TENET
    Clean festival partner – Karcher
    Festival partner – Topmall online shop
    Official festival fashion designer  - POUSTOVIT
    Festival delivery service – UPS
    Red Carpet partner - Oh My Look!
    Festival Club – CALETON

     


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  • 06/17/14--09:47: RiFF - CALL FOR ENTRIES
  • Reel Indie Film Fest

    Deadline Fast Approaching

    DEADLINE: JUNE 30

    RiFF is looking for submissions for the 2014 edition of the festival. The companion festival to Indie Week, celebrates independent music and movies. Filmmakers and music makers are invited to submit their films (documentary, feature and short length) and music videos at http://www.reelindiefilmfest.com/apply.

    RiFF offers filmmakers and musicians a one of a kind place to screen their films and network with industry professionals. “Selected films will capture music’s cultural and emotional impact,” says acclaimed producer and RiFF Executive Director, Avi Federgreen (One Week, Still Mine, Moon Point). “Last year we were fortunate enough to receive amazing films, which showcased a variety of musical tales both narrative and documentary. We are thrilled to see what filmmakers have in store for us this year.”

    Successful submissions will be showcased before public and industry audiences October 14 – 19, 2014 in Toronto, a filmmaker’s mecca and media launch pad for some of the industry’s brightest young talent. RiFF is seeking films inspired by music in all its forms, films showcasing music and music makers and the rock and roll lifestyle.

    Filmmakers are invited to submit independent short films, music videos, feature films or documentaries that are related to music, and were completed between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

    Submission qualifications:

    • Films must have been completed between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014
    • Short Films must have a running time of no longer than 30 minutes
    • Music Videos must have a running time of no more than 5 minutes
    • Feature Films must have a runtime of 70 minutes or longer
    • Documentary Films must have a running time of 50 minutes or longer
    • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
    • All submissions must be music themed films

     

    Forward all submissions to https://www.withoutabox.com/login/12694 or http://www.reelindiefilmfest.com/apply, no later than June 30, 2014.

    For more information about RiFF, visit http://reelindiefilmfest.com

     

    About REEL INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
    Reel Indie Film Festival (RiFF) is an independent film festival with a focus on music-related content. Launched in 2013 as part of the 10th anniversary of Indie Week.  RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, and to support filmmakers’ music-oriented stories, using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs.  Films that capture the essence of a band or song.  www.reelindiefilmfest.com

     

    About INDIE WEEK Indie Week is an independent music festival founded in Toronto in 2003. Since its inception, Indie Week has grown to support 200+ bands from all over the world. The festival expanded to international waters with Indie Week Ireland in 2007. www.indieweek.com.

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    Produced by the Atlantic Film Festival, the 14th annual AFF Outdoor Film Experience – Illuminated by Emera presents “Summer of Sandra”. The free outdoor film series is paying tribute to Oscar winning actor, Sandra Bullock, and five of her hit movies will be shown on Fridays, from July 18 to August 15, on the Halifax Waterfront.

    Projected on a 30-foot inflatable screen at the end of the Halifax Waterfront’s Tall Ships Quay (near the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market), the schedule of films is as follows:

    Friday, July 18: Gravity, 2013, 90min (Rated PG)
    Friday, July 25: The Blind Side, 2009,129min (Rated PG)
    Friday, August 1: Miss Congeniality, 2000, 109min (Rated PG)
    Friday, August 8: Speed, 1994, 116min (Rated 14A)
    Friday, August 15:  People’s Choice vote between: While You Were Sleeping, Two If By Sea, Two Weeks Notice, and The Proposal.
    *Fans can vote here: atlanticfilm.com starting July 1st, until noon, August 8th. The winning film will be announced just before the Speed screening.
     
    Once again, the event will proudly screen an Atlantic Canadian produced short film as part of each pre-roll. This is a joint presentation with CBC, called Summer Shorts.
     
    "There is nothing quite like the magic that happens at the AFF Outdoor Film Experience, said Wayne Carter, Executive Director of the Atlantic Film Festival. “We have been overwhelmed at the level of attendance these past few years as people of all ages from all over the region join us for these free screenings. Sandra Bullock is without a doubt the biggest female movie star in the world and we are so excited to be celebrating her work.”
     
    Talented local illustrator, James White created the design and directed the look and feel of all the “Summer of Sandra” program signage and promotional material. T-shirts will be available for purchase at each screening.
     
    Those attending the AFF Outdoor Film Experience – Illuminated by Emera are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for comfort. Concessions will be available on site.
     
    Screenings start at dusk and gates will open one-hour prior. Please check for weather updates and cancellations at: atlanticfilm.com. There are no rain dates.
     
    Thanks to Emera, all “Summer of Sandra” screenings are free all summer.
     
    “Emera is thrilled to once again be partnering with the Atlantic Film Festival.  The AFF Outdoor Film Experience has become such a popular event for our community,” says Chris Huskilson, President and CEO at Emera.  “It means a lot to us to be able to provide support and offer a gathering place where people can enjoy movies and be part of this wonderful event”.
     
    In addition to “Summer of Sandra”, the AFF Outdoor Film Experience is proud to also present the following movies in Halifax this summer:
     
    Sunday, June 29: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986, 103min (Rated PG) at Sunnyside Mall, Bedford as part of Bedford Days
    This screening is both a “bring your own chair” and a drive-in movie
     
    Tuesday, July 1: Despicable Me, 2010, 95min (Rated G) at Kinsmen Park as part of Sackville Patriot Days
     
    Saturday, July 5: Ghostbusters (30th Anniversary), 1984, 105min (Rated PG) at Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth, hosted by the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission

    Saturday, July 19: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! (15th Anniversary), 1989, 93min (Rated G) at Pondside Amphitheatre, Hector Gate, hosted by The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing
     
    Saturday, August 3: Princess Bride, 1987, 98min (Rated PG) at Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth as part of Natal Days, hosted by the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
     
    Thursday, August 14: Il Était Une Fois Les Boys (When We Were Boys), 2013, 106min (Rated G) at Parade Square, City Hall, Halifax as part of The National Acadian Day Celebrations, hosted by the Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre
     
    Thursday, September 4: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014, 142min (Rated PG) at Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront as part of the “End of Summer” series
     
    Friday, September 5: The Lego Movie, 2014, 100min (Rated G) at Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront as part of the “End of Summer” series
     
    Saturday, September 6: Frozen, 2013, 102min (Rated G) at Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront as part of the “End of Summer” series
     
     *Admission is free and all screenings start at dusk with gates and concessions opening one-hour prior. Please check for weather updates and cancellations at: atlanticfilm.com
     
    “Through the generous support of Emera and our other key sponsors we have been able to increase our Community Screening Program with more appearances in more places than ever before,” added Carter. “The AFF Outdoor Film Experience continues to grow beyond our Waterfront “Summer of…” program and we couldn’t be happier.”
     
    The AFF Outdoor Film Experience is pleased to have the support of the following partners and suppliers: Emera, Halifax Seaport, Waterfront Development Corporation, CBC, Dimensions Entertainment, PODS, Starbucks, the Postman, Impact Communications, Discount Car and Truck Rentals and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
     
    “The AFF Outdoor Film Experience is a wonderful summer tradition, an opportunity to spend an evening outside with friends, family and fantastic films,” said Mayor Mike Savage. “I encourage everyone to come out and see the stars, on the screen and in the sky.”
     
    About the AFF Outdoor Film Experience
     
    Who can resist a night under the stars with a classic movie and the smell of popcorn wafting through the air? Whether young or old, local or visiting, the AFF Outdoor Film Experience fits the bill for good times.
     
    It’s outdoors. It’s movies. It’s an unforgettable experience!
     
    For the past 13 years, on Friday nights from mid-July to the end of August, the Atlantic Film Festival has delivered an entertaining outdoor film experience throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality – a larger-than-life inflatable screen showing classic movies under the open sky. With as many as 2000+ movie-goers coming together for each screening – all toting their lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and favourite company – this open-air cinema has a unique festival atmosphere that must be experienced first-hand.
     
    Our programmers are constantly dreaming up an engaging theme for the next series. In recent years, our Summer of … theme has been very popular. People are always trying to guess what it will be!
     
    While the theme changes from one year to the next, the objective remains: to bring the community together; to enjoy the film viewing experience in unique outdoor settings; and to set the stage for the upcoming Atlantic Film Festival.
     
    For more information on the AFF Outdoor Film Experience, visit: atlanticfilm.com/affoutdoorfilmexperience
    Facebook: facebook.com/atlanticfilmfestival
    Twitter: @thefilmfest #summerofsandra, #AFFOFE14
    Youtube: youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom
    Pinterest: pinterest.com/atlanticfilm
     
    About the Atlantic Film Festival
    The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. This year’s event takes place from September 11-18.

    Offering a first-look at the best international films of the festival season, the AFF is a champion of local filmmakers, committed to bridging the gap. We attract some of the biggest players in film, media and music from around the world. All of our film selections are chosen with our community in mind and our special events are designed to bring us all together. A not-for-profit organization, the AFF depends heavily upon its strong ties to the surrounding and thriving arts community.

    The Atlantic Film Festival began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Just three decades later, the Atlantic film Festival has blossomed into one of Canada’s premier film festivals. Whether for industry folk, unabashed film lovers or curious onlookers, the Festival offers a slew of opportunities to engage through film. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include: ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, AFF Outdoor Film Experience, and Strategic Partners.

    Receive the most up-to-date information about the Atlantic Film Festival and its Family of Programs, including sneak peeks and festival highlights on our online website: atlanticfilm.com, our Facebook page: /atlanticfilmfestival, our Twitter account: /thefilmfest #AFF2013, our Pinterest profile: pinterest.com/atlanticfilm, our LinkedIn company page: linkedin.com/company/atlantic-film-festival and our Youtube channel: youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom.

     

     


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    Main Visual Sezione Cinema EN (new)71st Venice International Film Festival will take place 27th August  to 6th September 2014

    Director: Alberto Barbera

    Alberto Barbera
    Born in Biella in 1950. After graduating in Modern Literature with a thesis on the History and Criticism of Film, he began his collaboration with the AIACE (the Italian association of Friends of Art-House Films) of Turin, for which he served as president from 1977 to 1989. From 1980 to 1983 he was the film critic for the daily newspaper “La Gazzetta del Popolo” and since 1982 has been a member of the Order of Journalists, on the list of publicists. He has collaborated with many magazines, and has curated or participated in many radio and television shows for RAI.

    In 1982 he began his collaboration with the Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani (now the Torino Film Festival), first as a press agent, then as the Secretary General and member of the Selection Committee, from 1984 to 1988. From 1989 to 1998, he served as Director. From December 1998 to April 2002 he was the Director of the Venice International Film Festival. From 2002 to 2006, he was the co-director of “RING! Festival of Film Critics” in Alexandria.
    Since June 2004 he has been the Director of the National Museum of Cinema in Turin. Since 2008, he has been President of the Advisory Board of TorinoFilmLab.

     

     
     
    The 71st Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run on Venice Lido from 27th August to 6th September 2014, directed by Alberto Barbera. 

    The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organizes retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema. 

    The line-up of the 71st Venice Film Festival will be announced as usual during the official press conference to take place at the end of July in Rome.

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    AFI DOCS Documentary Festival June 18 to 22 2014

     

     

     

    Catalyst Screenings: Hear From Notable Filmmakers, Journalists And Politicians

    AFI DOCS officially kicks off tonight with the world premiere of HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY. Now's the perfect time to take a moment to see what's playing tomorrow.

    Our two days of Catalyst Screenings begin tomorrow afternoon. These film screenings will be followed by panel discussions between artists and political leaders about critical issues of our day. These stimulating 40-minute talks will be made up of documentary filmmakers as well as journalists and politicians.

    We have plenty of diverse and compelling films to choose from tomorrow. Take a look at our film guide to see what else we have in store.

     

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    HOLLYWOOD IN THE DESERT SKY: A Conversation with Michael Childers
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    Hollywood In The Desert Sky, A Conversation with Michael Childers, will premier at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films on Wednesday, June 18 at 2pm at the Camelot Theatre.

    This short film is a glimpse into the iconic photographer's stories of his amazing works….with the likes of Andy Warhol, John Schlesinger, and much more.

    Join Host/Producer/Director Mary Silverman as she weaves the audience through decades of Michael’s iconic works and listen for the amazing stories
    that only Michael can tell!

    Produced and directed by Mary Silverman, with and original score by film composer Harry Gregson-Williams. Silverman is the editor of the Desert Magazine, a monthly publication of The Desert Sun.
    CV Studios Entertainment, Inc., provided production services.

     

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    Little big chair in Haras Theatre Annecy - an optical feast full of illusions. How do you see it? The Haras Theatre in quaint centre ville Annecy was a buzz as the final prizes and special mentions were announced to a full house of festival goers and industry insiders. Annecy is the preemininent animation film festival was a super charged event lasting a full week. Non-stop films and networking opportunities at the glorious Inperial Hotel hugging the bord de lac d"Annecy. Annecy Fil...
     

    The jury members for Annecy 2014.

    The jury members had the delicate task of choosing among the competing films and bestowing 18 official awards, including the Cristal for short films and the Cristal for feature films.   Check out the jury members for Annecy 2014. Feature films Luiz Bolognesi Director, Brazil Rhonda Richford Correspondent The Hollywood Reporter USA ...
     

    Honorary Award to Isao Takahata

    This year, the Annecy Festival gave its Honorary Award to Isao Takahata, to celebrate his career and contribution to animation. Acclaimed filmmaker, this master of animation has created a number of master works including Grave of the Fireflies, Pompoko and My Neighbours the Yamadas. Along with Hayao Miyazaki and the Tokuma Shoten company, he also founded studio Ghibli, producer of such international successes as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Th...
     

    Annecy 2014 wraps: Bill Plympton receives the Jury Award

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    A petition for the liberation of the Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi

    On June 7th, Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi was summoned by Sentence Enforcement Court of Evin Prison, in the North of Tehran, to be jailed, and the world took a little notice. This imprisonment is the last of a long line of troubles, wich begins with her arrest on June 27th 2011. At that time, The Film Disr...
     

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    The Los Angeles Film Festival Awards

    The Los Angeles Film Festival, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2014 Festival at the Awards Cocktail Reception. Actor Vincent Piazza of Jersey Boys was on hand to present the awards. The Awards Cocktail Reception was sponsored by Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. The Los Angeles Film Festiv...
     

    The 27th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival’s Winning Films

     
    The 27th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival concluded a successful nine-day run on June 7, with dual screenings in downtown Hartford at Spotlight Cinemas and the Wadsworth Atheneum that included special appearances by film writer/directors and actors. Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra delivered welcoming remarks prior to the international premiere of Queen of Amsterdam. The other closing night film, Tru Love, took the top spot as the Audience Award winner for Best Feature Film. Audience awards are based ...
     

    Winter Sleep wins at 61st Sydney Film Festival

    The 61st Sydney Film Festival wrapped on Sunday 15 June with the Australian Premiere of New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. The gala evening featured an introduction from filmmaker funny-men and stars Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement and closed with an unforgettable erotic vampire dance from fellow cast member Jonathan Brugh.   The Foxtel Movies Audience Awards, SFF’s people’s choice awards, were today announced. Winner of the Foxtel Movies Audience ...
     

    Galway Film Fleadh Announces the Nominees for the 2014 Bingham Ray New Talent Award

    RIP Bingham Ray The Galway Film Fleadh 2014, which takes place this year from Tuesday, 8th July to Sunday, 13th July, has just announced the nominees for this year’s Bingham Ray New Talent Award. The nominees include rising stars in the areas of production, acting and directing. The winner of the 2014 Bingham Ray New Talent Award will be announced at the closing night awards ceremony, which takes place in the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, 13th July. This year’s nominees are: ...
     

    The nominees for the television, online and radio 2014 Rose d’Or

     
    The nominees for the television, online and radio 2014 Rose d’Or were announced today by EUROVISION, organisers of the prestigious international entertainment programme awards. The winners will be decided at the 53rd Rose d’Or Awards ceremony which will be held in Berlin on 17 September. The Rose d’Or Awards define the gold standard of excellence and achievement in television, online and radio entertainment progra...
     

    Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 Award Winners Announced

     
    The Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 awards, presented by Jeremy Hardy, were announced this morning at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. The awards for 2014 announced today were: Special Jury Award, Sheffield Innovation Award, Sheffield Green Award, Sheffield Youth Jury Award, Sheffield Student Doc Award, Sheffield Short Doc Award, The Tim Hetherington Award and the first ever Peter Wintonick Award which celebrates activist filmmaking, in honour of the late Canadian documentary filmmaker and friend of the...
     

    Twice Academy Award Nominated Director Joseph Cedar to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Iconic Israeli Actor: Yehoram Gaon

    The JCC in Manhattan's Israel Film Center Festival highlighting the top new Israeli premieres opens tonight, June 12 at the DGA Theater with the NY premiere of the comedy Hunting Elephants which stars Sir Patrick Stewart as well as many of Israel's top actors, and is directed by Reshef Levi, who will introduce the film.  The Red Carpet Opening Night event will honor classic Israeli megastar Yehoram Gaon wit...
     

    The 61st Sydney Film Festival’s awards

    The 61st Sydney Film Festival’s prestigious awards were announced during the Closing Night Gala at the State Theatre tonight.   Before the awards were announced, NSW Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant said, “Sydney Film Festival is a highlight of the city’s rich arts calendar and plays an important role in the local and national film industry. The New South Wales Government, through Screen NSW and Destination NSW, is proud to support another successful year for the Fest...
     

    Annecy 2014 wraps: Bill Plympton receives the Jury Award

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    Victoria Film Festival 2015 Call for Entries

    VFF is proud to announce that its Call for Entries for our 2015 film festival is now open! Earlier is better! (And cheaper.) Send in your entries to the 2015 VFF before the Earlybird deadline of July 9th.  Additional Deadlines are: Regular postmark deadline: August 7th, 2014  Late postmark deadline: September 11th, 2014 Extended Deadline: September 17th, 2014 As always, we recommend submitting as early as possible and we set our fees to reflect this...

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    18th Arab Film Festival October 10- 23, 2014

    The Arab Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 18th Annual Arab Film Festival to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area in October 2014. AFF annually showcases works by independent filmmakers that provide insightful and innovative perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics.
    The Arab Film Festival is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the country. The festival has an international standing and is considered one of the most important Arab film festivals outside the Arab world. AFF strives to present the best contemporary films that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of the Arab world alongside realistic perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics. To submit please visit the Call for Entries page.
    Late Deadline June 13

    Arab Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.arabfilmfestival.org/

     

    33rd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival September 25 to October 10, 2014 Deadlines approaching!

    The Vancouver International Film Festival has long been one of the largest and most successful film festivals in North America. Last year, 341 films played on nine screens in seven venues. By the time our 16-day festival had wrapped, 130,000 attendees had been dazzled by the top films from more than 75 countries. Plus: VIFF offered$19,500 in cash prizes plus another $25,000 in services and prize packs to filmmakers as part of five adjudicated awards. The 2014 festival promises to be even more spectacular!

    Click here to learn more: http://www.viff.org/viff-submissions-2014
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    A Conversation with Michael Childers will premiere at Palm Springs Shorts

    HOLLYWOOD IN THE DESERT SKY: A Conversation with Michael Childers TO PREMIER AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS   Hollywood In The Desert Sky, A Conversation with Michael Childers, will premier at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films on Wednesday, June 18 at 2pm at...
     

    Venice International Film Festival turns 71

    71st Venice International Film Festival will take place 27th August  to 6th September 2014 Director: Alberto Barbera Alberto Barbera Born in Biella in 1950. After graduating in Modern Literature with a thesis on the History and Criticism of Film, he began his collaboration with the AIACE (the Italian association of Friends of Art-House Films) of Turin, for which he served as president from 1977 to 1989. From 1980 to 1983 he was the film critic for the da...
     

    Odessa Film Fest announces 2014 Competition programs

    ODESSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 5th EDITION (JULY 11 – 19, 2014) Twelve full-length films will compete in the International Competition for the main award of the 5th OIFF, the Golden Duke. The National Competition will comprise 13 short and 7 full-length films. Two Ukrainian movies will be featured in both the National and International competition: MY MERMAID, MY LORELEI directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze, and THE GUIDE, directed by Oles Sanin (World Premiere). Both films participate...
     

    Second Annual ICFilmFest at the Albany Park Community Center features 21 films from 17 countries

      The ICFilmFest, the first touring festival of world class children's film programs, launches its festival season at the Albany Park Community Center. Two screenings on Thursday, June 26 at 4:30 and 6pm will showcase 21 films from 17 countries for children ages 4-12.   Two lively ICFilmFest shorts programs feature stories as diverse as a delightful romp through a Busby Berkely style set in Ballet of the Unhatch...
     

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    Sundance Institute Selects 20 Fellows for 2014

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    Bas van der Ree assigned as Netherlands Film Commissioner

    From July 1 2014 Bas van der Ree (1957) will head the Netherlands Film Commission, a new division of the Netherlands Film Fund.   The Netherlands Film Commission was launched in May 2014 at the International Cannes Film Festival alongside the new Netherlands Film Production Incentive. The simultaneous launch marked an integrated approach to the positioning of The Netherlands as a viable international production partner.   The Netherlands Film Commission serves as the mai...
     

    Telluride Film Festival announces its 2014 Guest Directors, Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan

     
    Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is thrilled to announce its 2014 Guest Directors, Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan. The husband and wife team is set to select a series of films to present at the 41st Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend, August 29 – September 1, 2014. The Guest Director program is sponsored by Audible.com.   Festival organizers annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation o...

     

    Sundance - How & Why to Use YouTube a filmmakers experience shared on video for filmfestivals.com

    Filmmaker Casey Neistat shares his experience on using youtube to promote self distribute movies   ...
     

    John Sloss on Licensing and Distribution

    John Sloss (born 1956) is an entertainment lawyer and film sales agent, who has executive produced over 50 films including the Academy Award-winning The Fog of War and Boys Don't Cry. Other credits include Bernie, City of Hope, Friends with Kids, A Scanner Darkly, Far From Heaven, and Before Sunrise. Through his companies Sloss Eckhouse LawCo and Cinetic Media, he has facilitated the sale and/or financing of films such as Lee Daniels' Precious, Napoleon Dynamite, The Kids Are All...
     

    Stephen Frears to be honored by The Odessa International Film Festival

    The Odessa International Film Festival (July 11 - 19, 2014) announces first guests and presents insights on its non-competitive program. Awards for films in development, presented at the Industry Office, have been raised. The Film Market for Ukrainian Films will be held from July 14 to 17, 2014. STEPHEN FREARS RETROSPECTIVE The honorary guest, Stephen Frears, will receive a Golden Duke for his contribution to motion picture arts during the festival’s Opening Ceremony. A retrosp...
     
     
     

    James Thurber, New Yorker's Harold Ross & Paul Bowles - A Martini DVD Binge

    By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   What do John Updike and Fran Lebowitz have in common? They both discovered James Thurber, American humorist, at age 10. You will find this out by watching James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times, directed by Adam Van Doren, released June 17 on iTunes (also for sale as DVDs) from First Run Features. This visual non-guilty pleasure is teamed with co-incident releases, Top Hat & Tales: Harold Ross and the Making of The New Yorker (also ...

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    "The Moment"? Mix Jennifer Jason Leigh, Meat Loaf & Alia Shawkat - Credit Director Jane Weinstock

    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   If you saw Margot at the Wedding (2007), you know Jennifer Jason Leigh has lately developed incredible charm and depth, but in director Jane Weinstock's new movie The Moment, she is outstanding. Her performance as Lee, the divorced war photographer who spirals into post-traumatic distress with psychotic aspects, is nothing short of clinically brilliant. When Leigh as Lee says "I can't trust what I am seeing," ...
     

    Sundance Institute Expands Support to Writers and Creators of Series for TV and Online Platforms

     
    Sundance Institute announced a significant expansion of its renowned labs for independent artists to include dedicated support for writers and creators of series for television and online platforms. The first Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab will be held in Fall 2014 at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. Building on the Institute’s 30-year legacy of developing new work from storytellers with distinctive and risk-taking stories, this new initiative addresses the need for more opportun...
     

    12 Independent Films to Make Digital Debut via Sundance Institute’s Artist Services Program

     
    Sundance Institute today announced the 12 independent films that will make their digital debut this spring through a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s Artist Services program, which provides artists supported by the Institute with exclusive opportunities for creative self-distribution, marketing and financing for their work. Titles began premiering today, and will roll out through June 3. For details visit sundance.org/nowplaying. Titles will be available on a vari...
     

    Ida - Paweł Pawlikowski : A review

      Ida is a film that posits fundamental questions while seeking their answers prudently. The movie synthesised transformation schematics with a mystical tale of identity and confidence; this combination secured its triumph at this year’s Gdynia Film Festival. From a very early age, the title characterIda (Agata Trzebuchowska) lived in a monastery. Upon deciding to become a sister of mercy, she must first make the acquaintance of her only living relative before taking her vows. ...

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    En route vers le chien à plumes (le festival)

     
    FESTIVAL LE CHIEN A PLUMES : 8 9 10 aout : langres Le festival du Chien à Plumes, 18ème du nom, les 8.9 et août 2014 à Langres (Lac de Villegusien), installe ses quartiers d'été ! Dans ce petit village d'irréductibles, on y croise chaque année une bien jolie caravane d'artistes de tous poils : le chien a du flair et, encore une fois, propose une programmation alléchante ouverte aux talents de demain bien ent...
     

    DIRECT TO SERIES dévoile ses comités éditoriaux

     
    Los Angeles / WGA Theater – 27 et 28 octobre 2014   La seconde édition de DIRECT TO SERIES (Original French Content  for Global Market) aura lieu les 27 et 28 octobre prochains à Los Angeles dans la salle de la Writers Guild of America. Organisé par les Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis et par la Commission du Film d’Ile-de-France, DIRECT TO SERIES propose aux professionnels américains (producteurs de s&eacu...
     

    Philippe Claudel présidera le jury du Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt

     
    La 37e édition du Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt, qui aura lieu du 24 octobre au 11 novembre, sera présidée par l’écrivain, réalisateur et scénariste lorrain Philippe Claudel. Vous trouverez en lien, après la signature de ce mail, le premier communiqué relatif à cette 37e édition vous présentant également le thème de la r&eacut...
     

    Palmarès du Brussels Film Festival Le soleil, la foule et l’ambiance étaient au rendez-vous !

    La 12ème édition du Brussels Film Festival s’est clôturée ce samedi 14 juin par la cérémonie de remise des prix en présence des lauréats, suivie de la projection du film THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY, première réalisation de Hossein Amini (scénariste du cultissime Drive) d’après le roman &ea...
     

    En passant par le théatre Histoires d'hommes de Xavier Durringer

    DE XAVIER DURRINGER MISE EN SCÈNE DE CHRISTOPHE LUTHRINGER   Un kaléidoscope du coeur « C’est l’histoire de trois femmes qui viennent nous jouer, nous dire, nous chanter leurs dualités de vie, de couple, d’amour, de désir. C’est un kaléidoscope de sentiments, de sensations où la palette des émotions en voit de toutes les couleurs (…). Elle se délectent de leurs rencontres &ag...
     

    Wheeling Around the World au festival TV de Monaco

    La fondation WAW - Wheeling Around the World - a été validée personnellement par SAS le Prince Albert de Monaco afin de pouvoir être présentée lors de toutes les soirées officielles du Festival Télé de Monaco qui s’est déroulé du 7 au 11 juin dernier. Accompagné de l’artiste peintre Anis Dargaa, qui lui aussi soutient WAW depuis ses débuts, j’ai donc pu faire signer la...
     

    5ème édition du Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire du 26 au 28 juin 2014 à Paris

    Organisée du 26 au 28 juin 2014 avec le soutien de la Commission Française pour l'UNESCO, la 5eme édition du Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire embarque le spectateur pour un formidable voyage aux confins d'un monde magique, à la rencontre des talents du cinéma international de demain. Depuis 2010, le Festival partage sa passion pour le merveilleux et l’imaginaire avec les spectateurs toujours plus nombreux. C’est une invita...
     

    Christophe Tardieu succède à Audrey Azoulay au CNC

     
    C'est Christophe Tardieu qui va succéder à Audrey Azoulay au poste de n°2 du Centre. Il prendra ses fonctions, le 1er septembre. Cet  inspecteur des finances, nommé en 2000, a notamment occupé à partir de juin 2007 à 2009 le poste de directeur adjoint du cabinet de Christine Albanel quand elle officiait comme Ministre de la culture et de la communication. Il y suivait particulièrement les dossiers audiovisuels.  En 2004, ...
     

    Palmarès du 12ème Brussels Film Festival 2014

    Le soleil, la foule et l’ambiance étaient au rendez-vous !   La 12ème édition du Brussels Film Festival s’est clôturée ce samedi 14 juin par la cérémonie de remise des prix en présence des lauréats, suivie de la projection du film THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY, première réalisation de Hossein Amini (scénariste du cultissime Drive) d’après le roman éponyme de la ...
     

    Dífferent 7 ! L'autre cinéma espagnol du 18 au 24 juin 2014 au Louxor - Palais du Cinéma

    L'association Espagnolas en París propose tout au long de l'année des films espagnols inédits, en étroite collaboration avec les distributeurs français&hel...

     

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    Master Classes with Ted Hope and Allison &Tiffany Anders; Representatives from Anonymous Content, CAA, CSA, ICM Partners, Karga Seven Pictures, Nickelodeon, Participant Media, Preferred Content, Sundance Film Festival, TNT, Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and many others.

    The Palm Springs International ShortFest is best known for its award-winning film shorts, but each year the Festival also welcomes a long guest list of filmmakers and industry attendees for the ShortFest Forums and Panels. Two Master Classes feature indie film guru and Fandor CEO Ted Hope discussing his film experiences, as well as director Allison Anders join her daughter Tiffany Anders to talk about music in film. Prominent industry figures from Anonymous Content, CAA, CSA, ICM Partners, Karga Seven Pictures, Nickelodeon, Participant Media, Preferred Content, Sundance Film Festival, TNT, Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and other organizations participate in four days of ShortFest Forums covering a wide range of emerging trends and new practices in the global film community. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Festival takes place June 17-23, 2014.

    “The ShortFest Forums have grown into an extraordinary gathering of industry professionals, all ready to meet and mentor our new class of emerging filmmakers,” said Festival Director Kathleen McInnis. “We are so excited to bring together so many people at ShortFest, which every year generates new relationships and projects.”

    “We have so many returning industry guests to help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary,” said Director of Industry Relations Christina Sasse, “Our distinguished industry guests come back each year because the ShortFest Forums are as inspiring for them as they are for our filmmakers. They love coming to our “summer camp for filmmakers” and some of them really enjoy making it into a boot camp!”

     

    The schedule for today, June 21st, at ShortFest includes:

    11:00 a.m. Meet the Programmers - Easily our biggest panel of the ShortFest Forums – both on the stage and in the audience – these worldwide festival programmers share their inside secrets, offer tips and advice, and tell it like it is when you are submitting your film to their festivals. A great way to meet the gatekeepers and tastemakers you want in your film life!

    Expected panelists: Sharon Badal (Tribeca Film Festival), Dilcia Barrera (Sundance Film Festival), Beth Barrett (Seattle Int’l Film Festival), Jeffrey Bowers (Hampton’s International Film Festival), Jake Brown (St. Kilda Film Festival), Jonathan Marlow (Telluride Film Festival, Fandor), Gráinne Humphreys (James Dublin International Film Festival), Magali Simard (Toronto Int’l Film Festival), Paul Sloop (Cleveland International Film Festival), Ania Trzebiatowska (Off + Camera Int’l Festival of Independent Cinema Kraków)

    1:00 p.m. The Players-Part I: The Business - A panel of agents, managers, producers and press discuss the current and future state of the business of filmmaking: from buying and selling, to commercialization and franchises, and marketing to a demographic, these top players will discuss the trends they see today in the business of film that affect/effect the filmmakers of tomorrow."

    Expected panelists: Jeremy Kay (Screen International), Nick Ogiony (CAA), Anne Thompson (IndieWire), Peter Trinh (ICM Partners) and moderated by Kevin Iwashina (Preferred Content).

    3:00 p.m. The Players-Part II: The Art - This panel of distinguished tastemakers, gatekeepers and content creators discuss the health and welfare of the art of world cinema: does it all “start with story”, is there room outside the box for a new-new wave of cinema (and if so, do we call that Television), who are the “fresh” voices and where do they find their audience?

    Expected panelists: John Anderson (New York Times), Brian Banks (Nickelodeon), Alix Madigan (Anonymous Content), David Poynter (TNT), Pat Saperstein (Variety), Diane Weyermann (Participant Media).

    Sunday, June 22 – ShortFest Industry/Filmmaker Brunch

    Once again the Festival will host its signature Industry Roundtables: a unique blind-dating formula which pairs industry professionals with festival filmmakers for networking, relationship building and developing a collaborative support system. Those scheduled to participate include: Scillia Andreen (IndieFlix), Robert Bella (DreamWorks SKG, Post Production Supervisor), Jon Bloom (AMPAS), Christopher Carley (Gran Torino), Andrew Crane (American Cinematheque), Scott Dwyer (KQED), David Elliott (Four Brothers), Claudette Godfrey (SXSW), Alexi Hawley (The Following), Fred Joubaud (Ouat Media), Jody Lambert (People Like Us), Lisa Landi (KQED), Michèle Ohayon (Colors Straight Up), John Nein (Sundance), Rob Ramsey (Intolerable Cruelty), Doreen Ringer-Ross (VP, Film & TV BMI) and Marja-Lewis Ryan (Four-Faced Liar), Sharon Swart (producer) and many others.

    Panel only tickets are available to the public for $11 each; Master Class tickets are $12. All ShortFest Forum programs are presented free to accredited filmmakers participating in ShortFest and its concurrent Short Film Market. Tickets can be purchased by calling (760) 322-2930 or visiting www.psfilmfest.org.

    About Palm Springs International ShortFest

    Designated by AMPAS as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and its Short Film Market is the largest and most prominent short film showcase in North America. The Festival and its concurrent 3,000-plus title Film Market continue to serve as a scouting ground for new filmmaking talent and are well attended by those in the business of buying and selling short films.

    The Palm Springs International ShortFest is supported by an ever-growing number of new and longtime sponsors with local, national and international prominence. The Title Sponsor is the City of Palm Springs with Presenting Sponsors The Desert Sun and Spencer’s. Major Sponsors include: Ignition, Panavision, Stampede Post Productions, Smart Source Rentals, the Hard Rock Hotel, the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, KQED San Francisco, the Casting Society of America, Nickelodeon and The Australian Consulate General in Los Angeles. The official host hotel and media center is the Renaissance Palm Springs. More information is available online at www.psfilmfest.org

    -OFFICIAL PSSF PRESS RELEASE-

     

    Edited by Vanessa McMahon


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    By Maria Esteves – June 22, 2014
    First Time Fest 2014: The Second Time Around (FTF 2014) Opening Panel Women in Entertainment with celebrity panelists Brooke Shields, Carol Alt, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Rosie Perez moderated by Village Voice Anna Merilyn commenced Thursday, April 3, 5:00 PM at NeueHouse, New York. Presented by Royal Bank of Canada and hosted by NeueHouse, these amazing women discussed progress in recent years for women in the entertainment industry from working conditions as models to health and nutrition to discrimination and salaries.

    Questions posed to celebrity panelists by moderator Merilyn included: What was the working condition like for models when you started out? How often in a casting process do you encounter directors or producers who only want you to read for just a really stereotypical role? International filmmakers, industry professionals, festival patrons and celebrity guests were in attendance.


    FTF 2014 Opening Panel Women in Entertainment: Iconic Grammy Award winning recording artist Tony Bennett, center, with festival co-founder Johanna Bennett, First Time Fest, and panel guest speakers (L-R) Brooke Shields, Rosie Perez, Carol Alt, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.


    FTF 2014 Opening Panel Women in Entertainment: Festival co-founder Johanna Bennett, First Time Fest, right, with panel guest speaker actress Brooke Shields.


    FTF 2014 Opening Panel Women in Entertainment:  Panel guest speakers actresses Rosie Perez, left, and Brooke Shields.


    FTF 2014 Opening Panel Women in Entertainment
    Arrivals: Panel guest speaker actress Brooke Shields.


    FTF 2014 Opening Panel Women in Entertainment
    Arrival: Panel guest speaker actress Daphne Rubin-Vega.


    FTF 2014 Opening Panel Women in Entertainment
    Arrivals: Panel guest speaker model/actress Carol Alt.


    FTF 2014 Opening Panel Women in Entertainment
    Arrivals: Panel guest speaker actress Rosie Perez.


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