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    Toronto Dailies September 4 September 14

    IMCINE Mexican Party Time at TIFF 14

    IMCINE, hosted during the 38th International Film Festival TIFF Toronto.  Representative of the media covering the festival, as Ernesto Garrat, Mercury Chile; Victor Bustos Juan Carlos García Universal Reform; Estenou Mexican filmmakers like Sebastian, who presented his documentary "Years of Iron", the Colombian Oscar Ruiz Navia; , Industry figures as Claudia Triana, director PROIMAGENES of Colombia, as well as the cultural attaché of Mexico in Toro...
     

    Mario Martone presentation of Leopardi Il giovane favoloso at TIFF 14

    CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA | ITALY | MARIO MARTONE | 137 MINUTES Leopardi Il giovane favoloso Giacomo Leopardi is perhaps, next to Dante, Italy's most famous poet. Known also as an essayist, philosopher, and philologist, Leopardi came from an aristocratic family and lived a protected life, initially under the tutelage of his father, whose immense library provided much of the stimulation for the young man's learning and future development.   V...
     

    TIFF 14 DAY 9: Vote for your favourite films in the Festival

    Cameron Bailey's Day 9 Picks Five films not to be missed, as recommended by the Festival's Artistic Director: THE DEAD LANDS | Scotiabank 1 | 9:45PM MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW | Scotiabank 2 | 8:45PM A DREAM OF IRON | Scotiabank 13 | 2:15PM NED RIFLE | Winter Garden Theatre | 8PM TIMBUKTU | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 2PM THE CONNECTION | Roy Thomson Hall | 6:30PM Click here for more info.         ...
     

    TIFF Interview with Xenia Grubstein (Antipode Sales) for Konchalovsky's "Postman's White Nights"

    XENIA GRUBSTEIN distributor of Andrei Konchalovsky's  "The Postman's White Nights" showing at TIFF and recently awarded with Silver Lion, in Venice 2014 for best director. "The Postman's White Nights" is set in a lakeside village in the Russian countryside and follows the lives of local people whose main contact with the outside world is a postman. All actors in the film are non-professionals and casting took a year, sometimes filme...
     

    Victoria Film Festival Programmer Donovan Aikman Looking for New Films @ TIFF 2014

    Laurie Gordon Interviews Donovan Aikman - Programmer for The Victoria Film Festival for FilmFestivals.com reporting at Toronto International Film Festival Filmed at TIFF industry HQ's - Hyatt Hotel on King St West. What new cinema is heading to Victoria Film Fest for 2015? No cat out of the movie magic bag just yet!       ...
     

    TIFF 14 watch the trailers Mashup

     
    5 hours of trailers cut down to 3 minutes with an attitude. Don't have time to watch nearly 5 hours of trailers in our Festival Trailer playlist? Watch this! If you do have time, take a look at them all here. Thank you TIFF, nice work. ...
     

    The Look of Silence A documentary on a convincing Festival Path through Venice, TIFF, NY...

    THE LOOK OF SILENCE Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer Produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen (Final Cut for Real, Denmark)   Through Joshua Oppenheimer’s work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him. The youngest brother is determined to...
     

    Market Support for 39 European films at Toronto

    Miss Julie by Liv Ullmann is receiving FSS at Toronto  The Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF), remains the flagship festival of European Film Promotion’s (EFP) Film Sales Support (FSS) scheme which is backed by the MEDIA Programme (2007 – 2013) of the European Union since 2004. 28 associated sales companies from eight European countries receive financial backing to market their films...
     

    TIFF 14 Day 8

    Cameron Bailey's Day 8 Picks Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director: THE VOICES | Ryerson Theatre | 9PM OVER YOUR DEAD BODY | Ryerson Theatre | 6PM REVIVRE | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 9:30PM THE REACH | Ryerson Theatre | 3PM BEHAVIOUR | Scotiabank 1 | 7:30PM Click here for more info.   Grolsch People's Choice Award If you liked it let us know: vote for the Grolsch People's Choice Award! The winning film re-scree...
     

    Interview with Santiago Esteinou for his documentary: Los anos de Fierro

    Los anos de Fierro The years of Fierro tells the story of Cesar, the oldest Mexican prisoner on death row in the United States. Cesar has waited for his execution date for more than 30 years, always insisting that he is innocent. The years of Fierro is a reflection on justice, imprisonment, punishment, guilt and brotherly love, through the eyes of Cesar and his brother, Sergio. These two brothers still hope to meet again, no matter the time or the distance. The director, Santi...
     

    Interview with Oscar Ruir Navia who screened LOS HONGOS at TIFF14

    Colombian director, Oscar Ruiz Navia, screened Los Hongos at TIFF (Jury Award winner in Locarno)  Trailer ...
     

    Interview with Clara Pasieka for Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars

    Short Interview by Leopoldo Soto with actress Clara Pasieka. Promoting her role in David Cronenberg's Maps to the stars . The Trailer ...
     

    TIFF Volunteers have a word

     
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    Mett your TIFF programmers and say hello...I have a film you should see

    Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, Canadian Features Alexander Rogalski, Short Cuts Canada Andréa Picard, Wavelengths, Future Projections Brad Deane, TIFF Cinematheque Cameron Bailey, South Asia, Western Europe, USA, the Caribbean, CTC: Seoul, Galas Colin Geddes, Midnight Madness, Vanguard Diana Sanchez, Spain, Portugal, Latin America Dimitri Eipides, Eastern & Ce...
     

    TIFF 14 Day 7

    Cameron Bailey's Day 7 Picks Five films not to be missed, as recommended by the Festival's Artistic Director: '71 | Princess of Wales | 7PM HUMAN HIGHWAY (DIRECTOR'S CUT) | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 9:30PM LEVIATHAN | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 6PM MADAME BOVARY | Winter Garden Theatre | 4:30PM NOT MY TYPE | Scotiabank 2 | 8:15PM THE GATE | Winter Garden Theatre | 8PM Click here for more info.        ...
     

    Manglehorn Press Conference with Al Pacino
     

    Facts and Figures about TIFF14

     
    (Numbers in parentheses are 2013 statistics)   392 Total: Features — 284; Shorts —108 (366 Total: Features — 288; Shorts — 78) 248 Features that are World, International, or North American Premieres: 138, 37 and 73 respectively (268 Total: 146 World; 19 International; 103 North American) 5,671 Total Submissions: International — 4,557; Canadian — 1,114 (4,892: International — 3,850; Canadian —1,042) 79 Countries...
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    TIFF 14 Industry Programme

     
    The Toronto International Film Festival® announced additional experts and bold new partnerships to join the TIFF  Industry programme today. The stellar lineup at the Glenn Gould Studio and Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre (250 Front Street  West), home of the Festival Industry Conference, promises to impress and inspire delegates with an unrivalled experience for film  industry professionals. Additional Conference speakers at the Glenn Gould Studio include Barr...
     

    TIFF 14 Day 6

    Cameron Bailey's Day 6 Picks Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director: I AM HERE | Scotiabank 1 | 6:30PM A SECOND CHANCE | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 6PM LEARNING TO DRIVE | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 2:30PM MOMMY | Princess of Wales | 9:30PM HAEMOO | Roy Thomson Hall | 6:30PM FAR FROM MEN | Winter Garden Theatre | 5PM Click h...
     

    Paparazzi everywhere TIFF CAMERON Action!

    Charles Herzfeld - Technicolor Senior VP Feature Sales New York   Patient: "Doctor I need professional HELP!" Doctor: "Ask Filmfestivals.com!" Tower of Flower or CN   TIFF is in the thick of the after first weekend frenzy. The morning after the night before E ONE Party and flow of meetings , dinners and cocktails the world has again arrived to Toronto to grace the city with film and film business. Sitting from the Hyatt lobby  I upload these ph...
     

    Red Army goes West – Edge Entertainment secures the Nordic rights

    Edge Entertainment presents Red Army, a new acquisition for the Nordic market. A documentary about the Red Army hockey team produced by Werner Herzog and Jerry Weintraub Werner Herzog, Jerry Weintraub and Gabe Polsky produce and present a side of the Cold War never before explored in this documentary about the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. With great insight the film humanizes the people behind a team designed as an instrument of Soviet propaganda and...
     

    DAY 5: The Festival Heats Up

    Cameron Bailey's Day 5 Picks Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director: ROGER & ME | Ryerson Theatre | 9PM MAY ALLAH BLESS FRANCE! | Bloor Hot Docs Cinema | 4:15PM CAKE | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 2:30PM MARGARITA WITH A STRAW | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 6PM BLACK SOULS | Scotiabank 1 |7PM Click here for more info.       Grolsch People's Choice Award...
     

    DAY 4: Stay connected with #TIFF14

    Last Day of Festival Street! Check out Re-Sounding The Films of Norman McLaren, with original music composed and played live by Absolutely Free + Special Guests, at the Rdio Music Zone and the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage today. Also don't miss performances by John Kong and Jason Collett.           ...
     

    5th Producers Lab Toronto just kicked off

    From left to right (front row): Marta Velasco (Spain), Tom Hern, Four Knights Film (New Zealand),  Isabelle Stead (United Kingdom), Thomas Michael (Canada), Mehernaz Lentin (Canada), Bev Bliss (Canada), Alise Ģelze (Latvia), John Barnett (New Zealand), Paula Devonshire (Canada), Xavier Ruiz (Switzerland), Kristian Moliere (Australia), Walter Forsyth (Canada), Nuno Bernardo (Portugal), Marc Stephenson (Canada), George Ayoub (Canada), Borga Dorter (Canada), and Anna Vincent...
     

    The ReBranding of Bill Murray, “St. Vincent” of Haha, His Own Day & A Birthday 9/21

    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent It’s a lucky thing for us Bill Murray, whose new movie St. Vincent even came with its own “Bill Murray Day” yesterday (Sept. 5) at the Toronto International Film Festival, dropped out of Jesuit college in his misspent youth to focus on being a comedian. In Murray fashion, the unlucky thing for him was that he got busted for Marijuana not long afterwards. The Illinois-born funny man, who celebrates a birthday on Sept. 2...
     

    TIFF - Celebrate Ontario Gala Cocktail - an evening at the Carlu

    Celebrating a special evening at the Carlu at an event given by the Ontario Media Develpment Corporation. A few photos of the industry event in downtown Toronto. OMDC is one of the major supporters of the province of Ontario Film Industry. Celebrating TIFF the filmmakers who make Ontario a vibrant province to shoot and create film.     ...
     

    TIFF 14 Day 3: Festival Street has taken over King West

    Cameron Bailey's Day 3 Picks Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director: THE REACH | Princess of Wales Theatre | 2:45PM THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY | TIFF Bell Ligh...

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    Venice Dailies August 27 September 6

    Venice 71 Photo Gallery Past

    Venice 71 -- a Whimsical Tally and a Disappointing Pasolini

    By Alessandro De Leone <filmfestivals.com>   The awards closing out Venice 71 were whimsical to say the least --  to avoid more (im)pertinent terms such as absurd and ridiculous. Of course, these awards are decided upon by juries composed of cinema professionals who tend to have esoteric values widely divergent from normal standards of good taste or pedestrian logic. The Golden Lion for best film in competition, for instance, went to a Swedish entry from veteran director R...
     

    Roy Andersson's A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE Venice Winner

    A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE by Roy Andersson will celebrate its world premiere in Competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival on September 2nd. The film is thus nominated for the Golden Lion. A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE is the third film of Roy Andersson's THE LIVING TRILOGY. It follows SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR which premiered in Competition at Cannes in 2000 where it was awarded with the Special Jury Prize, and YOU, THE LIV...
     

    The Awards Ceremony of the 71st Venice International Film Festival 2014

    Roy Andersen A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE The awards ceremony took place on 6 September 2014 VENEZIA 71 The Venezia 71 Jury, chaired by Alexandre Desplat and comprised ofJoan Chen, Philip Gröning, Jessica Hausner, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandy Powell, Tim Roth, Elia Suleiman and Carlo Verdone having viewed all 20 films in competition, has decided as follows:   GOLDEN LION for...

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    Montreal Dailies WRAP August 21 - September 1

    Full Coverage of Montreal FFM 2014

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    Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: OF HORSES AND MEN - a breathtaking film!

     
    Once again a debut film, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men (Hross I Oss, shown out of competition, produced by acclaimed Icelandic producer and filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who was a member of this year FFM’s jury) is a piece that is very difficult to write about... Why? Because it is one of those rare films that have to be seen in order to be properly experienced. Or, probably because this is not just a great piece – this is a masterpiece! It’s a true excit...
     

    Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: GONZALEZ - best first fiction feature

     
    Mexican Gonzalez, an extraordinary debut film of Christian Diaz Pardo (made for less than $100.000), arguably won Golden Zenith award for best first fiction feature (awarded from a jury headed by film scholar and connoisseur, Iranian filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou, author of the great documentary Abbas Kiarostami: A report, which I reviewed last year). Gonzales is a story about a young man in debt who finds a new job as a call center operator of a Christian sect led by a highly seductive pastor (...
     

    ANTONIONI, FELLINI...CAPECE, Italian cinema revives at Montreal's World Film Festival

    By Kenneth Fernandez Spectacular camera work, engaging use of irony, superb directing and acting, herald Italian cinema’s return to glory. La Scultura, premiered at Montreal’s World Film Festival,  brilliant critique of hedonism and Mauro John Capece’s unique cinematographic style, held audiences enthralled   Mauro John Capece’s most recent work premiered at Montreal’s World Film Festival, marks a return Italy’s renown for cine...

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    Richard Linklater's Boyhood to receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2014 – Best Film of the Year

     
    Richard Linklater's 12­year project Boyhood was chosen the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI.   The poll for the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2014 – Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world. In a first phase, participants nominated any feature­length films that had had their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood... 

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    The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 22 -25, 2015

    This will mark the 10th year anniversary of the festival ranked one of the top 25 film festivals in the World by Movie Maker Magazine.
    We are open to all genres. MBIFF also has a budget category, so a film with a 10 thousand dollar budget does not compete against a project with a 10 million dollar budget (with the exception of the overall winner).
    We have been quoted as the best or one of the best festivals ever attended by films makers around the globe.

    We are passionate about film and it shows! Submit by January 10th 2015

    Myrtle Beach International Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/

     

    The Garden State Film Festival

    2015 Call for Entries is OPEN NOW!!!

    The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works as well as provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work.  Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions all open now!!

    Film Entries
    Screenplay Competition
    Movie Music Competition

    The Garden State Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.gsff.org

     

    Leeds International Film Festival Deadline for submissions September 19

    The 28th Leeds International Film Festival offers fantastic opportunities to short film makers who submit their films to the festival. Entries that are selected at LIFF28 qualify for both the Academy Awards® and BAFTAs. The Final Deadline for short film submissions is September 19th

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    Leeds International Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.leedsfilm.com/ 

     

    Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 9- 18 January 2015:  Late Deadline September 19

    Flickerfest is an Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival for the 2014/15 awards.

    FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held at the Bondi Pavilion on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2015. The Festival in 2015 will celebrate 24 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showcases. Following the Festival in Sydney, a selection of films will go on tour to capital cities and regional centres around Australia. SUBMIT

    Flickerfest International Short Film Festival's blog I Website http://flickerfest.com.au/ 

    Victoria Film Festival 2015 Call for Entries

    For over 20 years, The Victoria Film Festival, has brought the best in narratives, documentaries and shorts every year to Victoria and Vancouver Island during it’s ten day celebration of film. Eclectic and inspiring, the Festival hosts an array of guests that includes film directors, producers, distributors, festival and TV programmer
    Late postmark deadline: September 11th, 2014

    Extended Deadline: September 17th, 2014

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

     

    L Europe autour de l' Europe Festival calling for entry for 2015

    Film submission deadline: December 15, 2014   Subscription fee : free   Participation rules: 1) Production: 47 countries of the Council of Europe 2) Screening formats : 35mm, 16mm, DCP, Quicktime, BluRay, Beta SP, Digibeta, DVD 3) Screeners : DVD, BluRay or link with French or English subtitles   Address : Evropa Film Akt / Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe 22 rue Deparcieux 75014 Paris, France   E-mail : leuropeautourdeleurope@gmail.com...

    Evropa Film Akt's blog I Website http://evropafilmakt.com

     

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    Stockholm International Film Festival 25 years

    2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Stockholm International Film Festival. The festival, which is dedicated to the late Lauren Bacall, will be visited by distinguished directors and actors from all over the world, and more than a 180 films will be screened. The 25th International Stockholm Film Festival starts November 5. The program will be released in full on October 14. A small selection of films that will be shown during the festival: Mommy, the new Xavier Dolan fea...
     

    Filmmaker Claudia Llosa at the New York Peruvian Film Showcase

    The Fifth Edition of the New York Peruvian Film Showcase (NYPFS) will take place from September 16 September, 19, 2014, at Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St., New York City. On Friday September 19 the internationally acclaimed film director, writer and producer Claudia Llosa will present her short film Loxoro, winner of a Teddy Award at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival 2012. Llosa´s movie The Milk of Sorrow was the first Peruvian film to win the Golden Bear award in the 59...
     

    'ZERO PLUS' INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

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     'ZERO PLUS' INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL Nov 29 - Dec 3 Aim of the Festival "0+" Promoting and giving incentives to talented directors, debutant directors and authors of scripts, the works of which contribute to develop...
     

    The 2014 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival set to screen 70 shorts, 8 Documentaries and 11 Features in five days.

     
    The 7th Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is just around the corner and festival programmers have been impressed with the high quality of work being produced, not only in Minnesota but by filmmakers from around the world as well as some with MN connections. Some examples to watch for in this year's lineup include: OCT. 1 - 5pm “The Tiki War” with Q&A. “Mad Man meets “Breaking Bad” set in a tiki bar (Red Dragon) in 1961 Chicag...
     

    Six feature films will be presented in the Zinemira section at the San Sebastian Film Festival

    Images in high resolution  This year, the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will present six feature films in the Zinemira section for cinema produced in the Basque Country. The selection consists of two premieres and four titles from this year's production. Both premieres will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award alongside all other productions with a minimum Basque production of 20% presented as world premieres in any of the Festival sections. The...
     

    FIAPF greenlights the creation of a fully-fledged international competition for Black Nights Film Festival

    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will be accredited as a non-specialized competitive festival from 2014 as confirmed by FIAPF - The International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations. Black Nights Film Festival is the 15th international film festival to be inducted to that category by FIAPF along with the expansi...
     

    12th International Festival Signes de Nuit Section (Experimental) Documentary is coming up in Paris.

     
    12th International Festival Signes de Nuit Documentary / Paris / September 15-21 and the Awards in Berlin  View this email in your browser ...
     

    The Zurich Film Festival Will Host the European Premiere of NIGHTCRAWLER, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton

    It was revealed today that the crime thriller NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, will have its European Premiere in Zurich as the Center Gala screening at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday, September 30th. Rene Russo (THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, RANSOM, GET SHORTY, LETHAL WEAPON 3) will be on hand to present the film with writer/director Dan Gilroy.   NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los An...
     

    Atlantic Film Festival opens with the presentation of Elephant Song

     
    The 34th Atlantic Film Festival announces special guests and details for the Gala Red Carpet Opening Night for event, Sept. 11-18 in Halifax   (Halifax, NS) – The Atlantic Film Festival starts this Thursday and it is time to unveil some big names attending this 34th annual event. Charles Binamé, Xavier Dolan, Danny Willliams, Émile Gaudreault, Ron Mann and Ruba Nadda are some of the talented celebrities and filmmakers in Halifax during the event, Sept. 11-18. ...
     

    Shriekfest 2014 Lineup Announced -- Tickets on Sale Now!

    2014 Schedule: 42 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the FOURTEENTH annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 2-5th, 2014.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years!  That says a lot about a location's qua...

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    Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

    Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and a... 
     

    Jury at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    Seven important personalities from the film scene will sit on the Official Jury at the San Sebastian Festival Alongside them will be an eighth member: the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, arrested on 10 May of this year by the Federal Security State of the Russian Federation (FSB) and today in a Moscow prison for having backed the Euromaidan protests in Kiev and his opposition to the annexation of Crimea by Russia. To defe...
     

    International protests helped – directors, artists still curtailed

     
    Dissident director Mohammad Rasoulof had his passport confiscated by the Iranian government, and was unable to come to the Stockholm International Film Festival, or any other film festival, with his film, Manuscripts Don’t Burn. His passport has now been returned to him, and he has left Iran. During the 2013 Stockholm Film Festival Mohammad Rasoulof’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn was screened. The film deals with the Iranian government’s censorship of art and film. Rasoulof...
     

    Sergei Loznitsa to head CinEast’s international jury

    The Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa has accepted the honour of becoming the president of the international jury of the 7th edition of CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, held from 9 to 26 October 2014.   The CinEast (pronounced “ciné-East”) festival specialises in showcasing and promoting the latest cinematographic works by directors from the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. CinEast also strives to b...
     

    Talent attending the 62st edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    Other names to have confirmed their attendance alongside Denzel Washington and Benicio del Toro, are: Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, Pedro Almodóvar, Viggo Mortensen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessica Chastain, Josh Hutcherson, Omar Sy, Ricardo Darín, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Leonardo Sbaraglia, and many more This morning, the latest edition of the San Sebastian Festival was presented in the María Cristina Hotel. Jose Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director and Management Com...
     

    The 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival dedicates a cycle to the filmmaker Dorothy Arzner

    Images in high resolution  Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was one of a kind in the history of American cinema, the only woman to carve out a professional career as a director in Hollywood's Golden Age. In its 62nd edition, the San Sebastian Festival pays homage to the work of Arzner, today considered a pioneer in women's incorporation to the film industry, proclaimed as a filmmaker of strong style and personality for which she earned undeniable prestige within the Hollywood s...
     

    Anahí Berneri, Susanne Bier, Maxime Giroux, Cristián Jiménez and Cédric Kahn join the selection at the 62nd San Sebastian Fest

    A new international corps of reputed moviemakers will present their films in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival. All of these titles, along with those already announced, will compete for the Golden Shell. We will shortly confirm the new films to complete the Official Selection.   Aire libre (Open Air) Anahí Berneri (Argentina) Argentinian director Anahí Berneri returns to competition in the Official Selecti...
     

    Dagmar Jacobsen from Germany talks about her experiences with the selection procedure at EFA

    "I want to be surprised" Continuing our series introducing the members of the Board of the European Film Academy, producer Dagmar Jacobsen from Germany talks about her experiences with the selection procedure and as a member of the Discovery committee for this year's European Film Awards. The selection procedure for this year’s European Film Awards is now coming to an end. What is that, who is involved and how does it work? Sounds like a simple question, but it isn&rsq...
     

    Berlinale 2015: Hommage and Golden Bear to Wim Wenders

    Foto: Wim Wenders (Copyright: Donata Wenders)   Der Himmel über Berlin erstrahlt am 12. Februar 2015 auf der Leinwand des Berlinale Palastes zu Ehren von Wim Wenders. Die 65. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin widmen Wim Wenders eine Hommage und verleihen ihm den Goldenen Ehrenbären für sein Lebenswerk.   „Mit Wim Wenders ehren wir einen der renommiertesten zeitgenössischen Autorenfilmer. Sein genreübergreifendes und vielseitiges Werk als Film...
     

    Shriekfest 2014 Lineup Announced -- Tickets on Sale Now!

    2014 Schedule: 42 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the FOURTEENTH annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 2-5th, 2014.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years!  That says a lot about a location's qua...
     

    Tadashi Shoji Spring 2015 Runway Show

    By Maria Esteves – September 6, 2014 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York TADASHI SHOJI Spring 2015 Ca’ d’Oro Runway Show was held at the Stage in Lincoln Center, Thursday, September 4, 2014. Shoji’s Spring 2015 collection was inspired by the sunsets overlooking the Grand Canal and the gothic details of Ca’ d’Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia) in Venice. The runway show included lace belted trench, sheath and full skirt dresses; tulle, chiffon, shirt waist blo...
     

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    Spanish pre-selection to the Oscars

    The Spanish Academy announced this morning the three movies that have passed the first cut on the road to the Oscars®. Carlos Marques-Marcet’s “10.000 KM” Daniel Monzon’s “El Niño” and David Trueba’s “Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed” are the films selected by the members of the Academia among films produced in Spain between 01/10/2013 and 30/09/2014. Spa...
     

    World Premiere of Documentary Feature Film STATES OF GRACE at 37th Mill Valley Film Festival

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    "'States of Grace' transcends the story of one woman's injury and recovery. A beautifully honest movie that neither pities nor panders, it made me revisit what is essential about being human." -BJ Miller, MD, Executive Director, Zen Hospice Project "'States of Grace' is a deeply moving documentary. A must-see for anyone who has had to deal with issues of survival, recovery, and loss." -Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Founder and Director, The Witnessing Pr...
     

    Gentlemen to open Stockholm International Film Festival 2014

    The long anticipated adaptation of Klas Östergren’s novel Gentlemen, directed by Mikael Marcimain, will be opening this year’s Stockholm International Film Festival. The film is a contestant in the prestigious “Stockholm XXV Competition” section, and is nominated for the 7,3 kilo (15 lbs) “best film” Bronze Horse Award.  The cast features David Dencik, David Fukamachi Regnfors, Ruth Vega Fernandez and Sverrir Gudnason. Gentlemen is direct...
     

    SAVAGE CINEMA confirms filmmakers, athletes and talents in attendance and announces a program of unmissable extracurricular acti

    Bruce Brown, forefather of the narrated lifestyle documentaries, confirms its exceptional presence for the “On Any Sunday – The Next Chapter” world premiere Images in high resolution  Once again, SAVAGE CINEMA will leap out from the screens and into the host city, San Sebastian. A diverse range of directors, athletes and talents will support our 2nd edition with their presence during the week, while a host of extracurricular activities will take place bringing ...
     

    Eleven Spanish films make up the Made in Spain section of the San Sebastian Festival

    The San Sebastian Festival will present in its Made in Spain section some of the best Spanish productions of the year. The titles programmed for the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival are:   10.000 Km (Long Distance) Carlos Marques-Marcet (Spain) Winning film of four awards at the Málaga Festival, including Best Film. Alexandra and Sergi are a couple from Barcelona who are ...
     

    Fourteen titles compete in Horizontes Latinos at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    Yet another year the San Sebastian Festival will showcase the best Latin American productions of the year. The programme of the Horizontes Latinos section at the 62nd edition includes fourteen productions from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. Films that have competed or been presented at important international festivals, but which have not yet been seen at a Spanish festival or commercially released in our country. T...
     

    The 13th International Film Students Meeting will take place 23rd-26th September at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Fest

    Yet another year the San Sebastian Festival and Tabakalera-International Centre for Contemporary Culture present the International Film Students Meeting, an event seeking to shed light on the work of students from film schools across the world. The pre-selection of works for this 13th Meeting saw the participation of 169 short films from 79 schools in 29 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Rep...
     

    Nineteen titles to be presented in the Zabaltegi section of the San Sebastian Festival

    "Tigers" by Danis Tanovic will round off the official competition "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" enters the Pearls section Images in high resolution  The 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival will include, in its Zabaltegi section, a varied selection of some of the most interesting proposals from this year's film scene: feature films, documentaries, short films and a television series. The section will include the Spanish premieres of the l...
     

    "Samba", by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, closing film of the San Sebastian Festival

    The film Samba by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano will have its European premiere at the San Sebastian Festival as closing film of its 62nd edition on September 27. A Contracorriente Films will release in our country one of the most eagerly awaited French productions of the year. Samba is the first film from the directors of Intouchables (Untouchable) since it became a worldwide phenomenon: more than 19 million spectators in France, more ...
     

    Six films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala and Peru will be presented in Films in Progress 26

    Films in Progress 26 will run in San Sebastian on September 22, 23 and 24 as part of the 62nd edition of the Festival, to coincide with the III Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Images in high resolution  This year a total of 121 films from 25 countries were received: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, U...
     

    The Friday Harbor Film Festival Hosting 3 Premiere Films this coming Fall!

     
    The 2nd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival www.fhff.org is this this Nov. 7-8-9, 2014 on San Juan Island off the coast of Washington State.  We will feature a total of over 30 award winning documentaries and docu dramas over 3 days in 4 venues. We are also very proud to announce that we will feature 3 Premiere’s at our 2014 Film Festival.  The Barefoot Bandit documentary, Fragile Waters and Material of the Future.  The Barefoot Bandit Documentary (directed by Carly Bodmer) ...

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    Iceland's got Talent: RIFF Industry Days to showcase them

    RIFF Industry Days is the title of a series of workshops and talks to be held during the Reykjavík International Film Festival over the space of four days. The aim to facilitate better mutual knowledge and understanding between important players in the International audiovisual market, and to form a basis for a joint direction within the industry to pursue in the face of mutating markets.  On top of that you will get to go to cool cocktail pa...
     

    UK Creative Industries & ISPs Partner in New Initiative to Promote Legal Online Entertainment -- IFTA Involvement

     
    UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES & ISPs PARTNER IN MAJOR NEW INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE LEGAL ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT   First component to launch will be high-profile consumer awareness and engagement campaign with Government support   London – 19th July 2014: Representatives from the UK's creative industries and major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have come together with the support of government to launch Creative Content UK, a ground-breaking new partnership that will boost co...
     

    The Antenna Documentary Film Festival Announces DOCTALK - Thu 16 Oct

    Insiders Secrets about What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Doco World   The Antenna Documentary Film Festival today announces the third instalment of DocTalk, which provides unmissable talks from international and local industry figures, on everything from innovative funding models to successful grassroots distribution strategies.   Tickets are $55 / $35 for a full day pass with complimentary morning tea and lunch.   Think you’ve heard it all before?...
     

    TIFF 14 Industry Programme

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    Industry Events in San Sebastian 62

    Festival 2014: Professional Agenda Numerous industry activities are scheduled for the 62nd San Sebastian Festival. Said activities are detailed in the Professional Agenda and will be updated on the Festival website whenever changes occur. Updates will also be included in the daily News Flash sent out to accredited industry guests.   Throughout the Festival, and particularly on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th, to coincide with...
     

    Orona Fundazioa collaborates for the first time with the San Sebastian Festival

    Today Orona Fundazioa announced a new collaboration with the San Sebastian Festival, thereby uniting important, strategic cultural activity with a cooperative company which bases its strategy on technological innovation, internationalisation, its human capital (Orona) and commitment to the environment. Orona Fundazioa will collaborate with the XIII International Film Students Meeting by giving an award of €5,000 to the most innovative ...
     
     

    Need more and better film submissions for your festival? don't miss the one month booster

     
    Filmfestivals.com was established 1995 as world reference in this niche, we are proud of our track record in helping festivals attract more legitimacy, visibility and film submissions from our large base of international film professionals (370 000 unique filmmaker visitors each month), 159 500 subscribers to the newsletter. ONE TIME OFFER We suggest this quick one month booster program for your call for entry including  with 4 newsletter ads, your call for entry promoted one month lon...
     

    > LES NOUVELLES DU CIRCUIT FRANCOPHONE     

    PRISONNIERS DE LA LIBERTE Un film " HISTORIQUE ", de la realisatrice Lara Quaglia

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    le Festival du Film Lesbien, Gay, Bi, Trans & ++++ de Paris fête son 20e anniversaire

     
    du 25 novembre au 2 décembre 2014   From November 25th to December 2nd 2014 The Paris Lesbian Gay Bi Trans & ++++ Films Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary at Paris Bibliothèque & Beaubourg MK2 cinemas. Plus d’informations à venir sur > cheries-cheris.com > for more information.   ...
     

    Le Jury Longs Métrages du Festival de Biarritz

     
    Jury de la Compétition Longs métrages 2014 Atiq Rahimi – Président du Jury Écrivain, réalisateur Né à Kaboul, Atiq Rahimi a quitté son pays, envahi par les Soviétiques, lorsqu’il avait 22 ans, pour se réfugier d’abord au Pakistan, puis en France. Romancier, il publie Terre et cendres en 2000, Les Mille Maisons du rêve et de la terreur en 2002, Le Retou...
     

    Tanger tanger, ville invitée, une manifestation à la Gaîté lyrique du 25 au 28 septembre 2014

     
    Extraits de l’édito : Ville du Détroit   Quel est le point commun entre William Burroughs, Eugène Delacroix, Jimi Hendrix, Marguerite Yourcenar, Roland Barthes, John Malkovich, Yves Saint-Laurent, Keith Richards, Henri Matisse, Jim Jarmuch, agnès b., ou encore Jean Genêt ? Réponse : Tanger. Objet de fascination pour les uns, sujet et source d’inspiration pour les autres, celle que l’on nomme la ville du Détroit a fait coule...
     

    La nouvelle édition d'Objectif Cinéma propose aux enchères à Drouot 300 lots couvrant l'histoire du septième Art

     
    OBJECTIF CINÉMA : DEUXIÈME ! Vendredi 14 novembre 2014 Expert : Pierre Bourdy   La nouvelle édition d’Objectif cinéma propose à l’occasion du mois de la Photo quelque 300 lots couvrant l’histoire du septième art, du muet aux années 1980.  Les principaux courants cinématographiques sont évoqués au fil d’un parcours chronologique jalonné de figur...
     

    Prix du Jury des Collégiens organisé par le Département de la Charente-Maritime au Festival de la Fiction TV de La Rochelle

    Le Conseil général assure un soutien actif au développement de la filière audiovisuelle en Charente-Maritime. Depuis 13 ans, 570 000 euros sont investis chaque année pour inciter les sociétés de production à choisir notre département comme lieu de tournage. Durant cette même période, les tournages de fiction ont été multipliés par 5 sur notre territoire ! ...
     

    36e Cinemed - Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier - 25 octobre au 1er novembre/ AVANT - PROGRAMME.

     
    Capitale du cinéma méditerranéen, Cinemed explore territoires, identités culturelles et générations de cinéastes, curieux des nouveaux langages cinématographiques et respectueux d’un patrimoine riche, souvent méconnu, prémices d’une création foisonnante. Avant-Premières, panoramas, documentaires, courts et longs métrages, rencontres professionnelles, le Festival du Cinéma Méd...
     

    6 projets de longs métrages francophones pour le Forum de Namur dont deux projets français :

    6 projets de longs métrages francophones pour le Forum de Namur dont deux projets français : « Dès l’aube » de Philip Martin, Eau Vive Production (Xénia Maingot) et « Trans » de Géraldine Boudot, Koro Films (Dianne Jassem et Céline Chapdaniel)   Depuis 11 ans, le Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur organise avec le soutien de ses partenaires le Forum Francoph...
     

    Le Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, 5ème édition, rendra hommage à Christophe Honoré

    HOMMAGE A CHRISTOPHE HONORE / 15/20 octobre 2014 Le Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, 5ème édition, rendra hommage à Christophe Honoré en proposant une RETROSPECTIVE INTEGRALE de ses films et une RENCONTRE avec le cinéaste, animée par Nicolas Thévenin et Morgan Pokée, rédacteurs de la revue Répliques, partenaire de la manifestation.     « Christophe Honor&ea...
     

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    Jaeger- LeCoultre and Fundacion Aladina started up a new campaign to raise funds for the children with cancer during the 62 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

    Time to Smile, there is no time to waste but lives to save

    Several Spanish artists such as Belén Rueda, Eduard Fernández, Imanol Arias, Manuela Vellés, Juana Acosta and Miguel Angel Muñoz donated some photographies that will be shown in an exhibition set at the Hotel Maria Cristina during the Festival.

                          

    To help this cause you have to register at www.instagramersgallery.com  and vote for your favorite one. 1 like = 1 Euro.

    Fundacion Aladina will donate the same amount of money as likes will get the most voted photo to help the kids at its organization and so they may enjoy holidays at Barrestown, a summer camp specially founded by Paul Newman to accommodate this youngsters suffering severe decease and be able to escape from hospital routine at least a few days.

    This will be the second year that Aladina anf Jaeger-LeCoultre participate together with the San Sebastian fest in a solidary campaign. Last year´s Reverse for a Smile campaign was a success.

    For those willing to collaborate here it is the bank account where you may contribute. All very welcome.

    BENEFICIARY: FUNDACIÓN ALADINA

    CONCEPT: TIME TO SMILE

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    A Cinematic Feast In The Valley of The Moon
    An eclectic SIX day celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange. Films screen Outdoors in a spectacular setting at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood & Inside the winery’s Grand Room Cave Theatre, The KenWood Restaurant, Dunbar School & nearby venues in the Heart of the Valley.

     

     
     

     

    Opening Night in the Deerfield Cave Short Film Program One: 

    Wed. September 17, 6:00pm, Deerfield Cave 
    Admission: $20 includes feature at 7:45

    OPENING NIGHT OUTDOOR FEATURE:  THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU  

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    Be the first to see this drama comedy starring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, & Adam Driver! When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide-driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

     


    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
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    THE GOOD LIE

    Reese Witherspoon stars along- side Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil as refugees who flee civil war that displaced over 20,000 youth and wind up in the US. Be the first to see this important film under the stars. 

    Sept. 21, Deerfield  

     


     

     

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    MAÏNA

    A tale of cultural conflict and resolution, involving coming of age, aboriginal life, spirituality, healing and profound love. Breathtaking cinematography, a terrific soundtrack, and fine acting make this film deeply moving with universal appeal. Co-Winner WCFF Jack London Spirit Award. Director Michel Poulette In Person.

    Sept. 19, Deerfield




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    TERROIR
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    Keith Carradine stars in this luscious Tuscan wine drama based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.” Filmed in Tuscany’s most scenic wine estates Terroir features authentic wine-making traditions, sensual cinematography, and occult rituals derived from the secret rites of real-life erotic cults. Authentic wine lore thanks to some of Tuscany’s finest winemakers including Salvatore Ferragamo who are in this drama.

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    DRUID PEAK

    A coming of age story about a troubled teenage boy who finds his place in the world tracking wolves in the wild lands of Wyoming. CoWinner WCFF Jack London Spirit Award. Amaroq Weiss, of West Coast Wolf Organizer In Person.

    Sept. 18, Deerfield

     


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    The NIGHTINGALE

    Philippe Muyl (The Butterfly) returns with a magnificent new family road movie, entirely set in China. Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer living alone in Beijing, sets out on the journey to beautiful Yangshuo to take back the bird, his only companion in the city. Renxing, his young spoiled and rebelious granddaughter, accompanies him & eventually experiences the Transformative Power of Nature.

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    Two Estonians living in Georgia (the Caucasus) become Peace Makers during the Georgian conflict in region of Abkhazia. They heal two wounded enemy soldiers. The story carries a pacifist message and poses the question of what it means to be human. Includes Dove Release in honor of INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY.

     
     

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    The FARMER & The CHEF

    Cynthia Sandberg transforms a 2-acre garden to the 21-acre Love Apple Farms, while partner Chef David Kinch of two-star Michelin Manresa confronts the challenges of cooking with a ten fold increase of product. Their passion for farm- ing and cooking inspires!

    Filmmakers, Farmer & Chef In Person.

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    6pm~ Bobby Jo: Journey of a Singer/Songer + Live Performance

    7:30pm~ John Burdick’s Live Blues Tribute

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    JOHNNY WINTER - DOWN AND DIRTY 

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    Ultimate film of Blues Master Johnny Winter, of his life and times, from his East Texas beginnings to his world tour at age 70. A story of courage, commitment, and deep friendships.

     

     

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  • ClipAward | 9th Internation Low & No Budget Short Film Festival Mannheim

    The 9th edition of ClipAward will take place in October 3-5, 2014 in the baroque Mannheim Palace.

    About 600 fabulous shorts, documentaries, installations, and music videos have reached the ClipAward

    headquarter in Mannheim. After two sighting sessions it appears that it might be the best program in festival

    history. Deep, kinky, amusing, and entertaining! 

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    3 days // 9 sections // more than 800 minutes free schort film culture!

     

    * SHORT FILM COMPETITION *

    * INTERNATIONAL SHORTS *

    * MUSICVIDEO COMPETITION *

    * YOUNG SHORT FILM *

    * PERSPECTIVE ROMANIA & MOLDOVA * 

    * TRASH BRUNCH * 

    * OPEN STAGE *

    * CULTURAL KALEIDOSCOPE *

     

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    About 100 films from over than 600 submissions were shown during the festival weekend in 9 sections.

    The programme is offering you audiovisual art and an exciting worhshop programme.

    Check out our hompage for tickets and further information about the festival and our programme http://www.clipaward.org

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    “We are committed to bringing our audiences the very best films with Jewish content from around the globe, both fiction and documentary,” says Amy Geller, BJFF Artistic Director. “BJFF 2014 has a stellar line-up of films and related events--guest speakers, moderated discussions, after-parties, and in-person visits from filmmakers, actors, and other artists.”


    This year, there are 39 films from 14 countries including Cuba, Greece, Morocco, and the Philippines, and of course many from Israel and the United States.17 films are New England premieres.

    Says Geller: “Our festival strives to bring together a passionate Jewish community as well as movie lovers of all faiths and walks of life. And of all ages. This year, we have several fun, edgy programs, the FRESHFLIX picks, curated by and for younger adults (20’s-40’s). With something for everyone, we anticipate breaking our record last year of over 10,000 tickets sold and 17 sold-out films.”

    BJFF 2014 Special Highlights include:

    Fifth Commandment Series: Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
    In Exodus, Moses received the Ten Commandments. “Honor thy father and thy mother was the fifth, and sometimes, through the centuries, the hardest to live by. The 2014 BJFF explores the complicated relationships between Jewish parents and their children in nine thought-provoking and often humorous films.

    Sports!

    This year, the BJFF presents two sports related films: Touchdown Israel and  Havana Curveball

    Touchdown Israel
    Yes, there’s American football in the Holy Land, an eleven-team league of pigskin crazy amateurs, who play on too-short soccer fields while wives and parents look on anxiously. The players and coaches represent a cross-section of Israeli society, including Arabs, Christians, and religious settlers; their shared passion creates unexpected friendships. Includes an interview with New England Patriots owner, Bob Kraft, one of the supporters of the Israeli league. (Saturday, November 15, 6:30 p.m., Belmont Studio Cinema)

    Family Programming:   Havana Curveball (recommended for ages 8 and up):
    As part of his Bar Mitzvah project, “Thirteen-year-old Mica takes to heart his Rabbi’s dictate to help ‘heal the world,’ and launches a grand plane to send baseballs to Cuba—a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans have few resources, love baseball, and gave refuge to his grandfather during the Holocaust. The filmmakers, also Mica’s proud parents, know a curveball is coming…” –Washington Jewish Film Festival (Sunday, November 9, 2:15 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre)

    FRESHFLIX, a new program targeting young adults 20’s-40’s, kicks off with two events:

    The Hole Story with director, writer and actor Alex Karpovsky, a Newton native. Filmgoers will have the opportunity to meet Karpovsky, a star of HBO’s Girls, and listen to his stories about his friendship and work with Lena Dunham, acting for the Coen Brothers, and much, much more. (Saturday, November 8, 6:30 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre)

    The 4th Annual Short Film Competition. The audience will meet and mingle with a new wave of young filmmakers, pick the winning shorts via text voting, and, afterward, clink glasses with Boston’s tastemakers at the Saloon in Somerville’s Davis Square. (Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 p.m., Somerville Theatre)

    • Honoring a Great American Director: Paul Mazursky:
    The BJFF mourns the death this year of Hollywood veteran director Paul Mazursky, best known for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, but who also made classic films about Jewish identity—Blume in Love; Enemies, A Love Story; and the film BJFF is screening on November 16 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Next Stop Greenwich Village. Perhaps no other American film has so profoundly captured what it felt like to be young and enraptured by New York City. (Sunday, November 16, 4:00 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art)

    • Favorite Films from the Famous asks: which classic Jewish films have influenced local luminaries? Anita Diamant, the celebrated author of the best-selling The Red Tent, will present Joan Micklin Silver’s Hester Street. It’s a bracing comedy of Jewish immigration and assimilation, starring Carol Kane, an Academy Award nominee for Best Actress. (Thursday, November 13, 6:45 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre)

    • BJFF Community Leadership Award: The BJFF is proud to honor Deborah Nathan with the 2nd Annual Community Leadership Award for her passionate commitment to social justice and to improving society. Nathan, an arts therapy specialist and professional artist, founded Artsbridge, an organization that uses art and dialogue to develop constructive partnerships between American, Israeli, and Palestinian youth. (Sunday, November 9, 5:00 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre)

    • The Local Connection!

    In addition to Touchdown Israel and the Alex Karpovsky event, the BJFF 2014 will screen three additional films with local ties:

    Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield
    The late Chicago guitarist stands in the pantheon of Jewish rock ’n’ rollers alongside Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, with whom he played on Highway 61 Revisited. This colorful musical biography Includes interviews with Carlos Santana, BB King, the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, and with Bloomfield’s friend, Al Kooper, formerly of Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Kooper, recently a Berklee professor, will be in person at the film screening along with director Bob Sarles. (Saturday, November 15, 9:00 p.m., Brattle Theatre)

    Next Stop: Greenwich Village
    In Paul Mazursky’s autobiographical comedy set in the 1950s, Larry Lapinsky crosses the bridge from Brooklyn and his larger-than-life Jewish mother (an astonishing Shelly Winters) to become an actor, a lover, and a Greenwich Village bohemian. With sublime supporting performances from Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Walken and a commanding lead from the late Lenny Baker, a Brookline native and a BU graduate. (Sunday, November 16, 4:00 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art)

    Watchers of the Sky
    Juxtaposing four stories of courage and humanity, and journeying from Nuremburg to Bosnia to Rwanda to The Hague, Watchers of the Sky chronicles the extraordinary life of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jew who created the word “genocide.” Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem from Hell, which praised Lemkin for his seminal contribution to international law. A discussion follows, moderated by Dean Martha Minow, Harvard Law School.

    This screening is presented in partnership with The Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard, Facing History & Ourselves and DocYard. The last is an award-winning film and discussion series of documentaries at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. (Saturday, November 8, 6:30 p.m., Brattle Theatre)


    Festival Locations, Tickets, and Sponsors

    Locations: Venues include AMC Framingham, AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20, Arlington Capitol Theatre, Belmont Studio Cinema, Brattle Theatre, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place, Somerville Theatre, Warwick Cinema, and West Newton Cinema.

    Tickets: Film descriptions, schedule, and ticket information are available now at bjff.org. Tickets go on sale via the web site on September 22. All films, with the exception of Special Events, are $14 general admission; $12 for seniors, students and members of the BJFF, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts and WGBH. Special Events: Opening Night (Nov. 6), Mid-Fest Film (Nov. 13) and Boston Closing Night (Nov. 17): $26 General Admission/$24 Discount. Sponsors:

    Festival sponsors include: Adelson Family Foundation, Cambridge Trust Co., Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Consulate General of Israel to New England, The Cross Country Group, Franklin Sports, Israel Bonds, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Newbridge on the Charles, and Northern Trust.

    The Boston Jewish Film Festival, a not-for-profit arts organization, celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media. Throughout the year, the Festival engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life and culture.
     


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    From the glitz and glamour of Cannes to world-firsts at Warsaw to the homegrown heroes in Sydney, the TasmanianBreath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival has scoured the world’s film festivals throughout the year to bring the best films of 2014 to Tasmania.

     

    BOFA (sited in Launceston, Tasmania ) is proud to announce the full program of diverse and powerful films for its fifth annual festival, which will take place this year from Thursday November 6 to Sunday November 9, 2014. This year there is a strong focus on documentary films as well as the best of the best features from around the world.

     

    “BOFA has always been about documentaries and features with inspiring stories of challenge and achievement,” said Festival Director Owen Tilbury. “2014 is different only in that we have found an even more-amazing-than-normal range of powerful documentaries for the program. So our opening night film, Desert Runners,  is unusually a documentary.”

     

    Desert Runners tells the extraordinary story of the 4 Desert Ultra-Marathon Series, in which competitors run 4 grueling 250km races in the space of a year across some of the world’s most inhospitable terrains – the Gobi, the Atacama, the Sahara and Antarctica. BOFA is proud to show this dramatic documentary film on opening night, Thursday November 6, for its Australian film festival premiere.

     

    Samantha Gash, whose journey is captured in Desert Runners, is a special guest of this year’s opening night as well as throughout the festival. Gash is the youngest person and the only Australian female to complete the 4 Desert Grand Slam and is a co-founder of Freedom Runners. Ticket holders have the chance to meet this inspiring woman at the glamorous opening night party, as well as mixing with other visiting actors and filmmakers. Guests can party the night away enjoying fine Tasmanian food and wine prepared by Don Cameron, one of the state’s finest chefs.

     

    BOFA is thrilled to be screening this year’s winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Winter Sleep. This Turkish film tells the story of Mr Aydin, who presides over a hotel on the Anatolian steppe. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animositie. It has been described as “near perfect film making.”

     

    Other Cannes prize-winners screening at BOFA include Force Majeure, winner of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section. This simultaneously hilarious and disturbing film, , from Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund, investigates what happens to a man who instinctively abandons his family when a threatening avalanche turns out to be a false alarm.

     

    In a proud moment for Australians at Cannes this year, veteran actor David Gulpilil won the Best Actor Un Certain Regard after receiving a long standing ovation for his captivating performance in Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country. Thanks to the support of Tasmanians for Recognition, a FREE screening of Charlie’s Country will take place on the Saturday of the Festival.

     

    Winner of Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival, Two Days, One Night bears witness to a tour de force performance by Marion Cotillard, playing Sandra, who has a weekend to convince her co-workers at a solar-panel factory to forego their yearly bonus in order for Sandra to keep her job.

     

    Another festival winner is Tangerines, which took out the Grand Prix at the Warsaw Film Festival earlier this year. Directed by Zaza Urushadze, this wonderful film manages to insert humour and humanity into the Georgia/Russia conflict of 1992.

     

    Other highlights of the festival include Advanced Style, which documents New York photographer Ari Seth Cohen as he photographs New York fashionistas ranging in age from 60-90 years old for his street-style blog. These ladies (and gentlemen) prove that age is no limit to being fabulous.  

     

    Another documentary, Finding Fela tackles the astonishing life of Nigerian musical pioneer, political maverick and global superstar Fela Kuti, whose biography inspired the Broadway smash hit musical, FELA!

     

    A good laugh is had from The Trip to Italy with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, the follow-up to the hilarious hit comedy The Trip. The Trip to Italy sees Coogan and Brydon team up once more to go on a driving tour of Italy, visiting charming restaurants and hotels inspiring discussions between the two friends about life, relationships and careers.

     

    There’s also horror genre bender The Babadook directed by Jennifer Kent and starring Tasmanian-born Essie Davis and Noah Winspear.  This is preceded by the winner of the Stranger with My Face Short film Tasploitation Challenge competition, Bring in the Cat.

     

    Another Tasmanian talent, filmmaker Niall Doran will be in attendance for a Q&A session after an exclusive screening of excerpts from his film (still in post-production), Sixteen Legs, which captures the never-before filmed kinky sexual behaviour of Tasmanian Cave Spiders. Witness the significant challenges for the film crew as they attempt to shoot these dinner-plate sized arachnids who don’t like light or heat in their completely dark and hostile environment.

     

    The Sound of One Hand Clapping is this year's retrospective classic, telling the story of a post war migrant mother who leaves her three-year old daughter in a hut at a remote Tasmanian construction camp. Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan, who also directed the film and has just recently been shortlisted for this year’s Mann Booker Prize, will host the Q&A session.

     

    BOFA is also about action. Films on innovation and community development are used to prompt an audience of  opinion leaders from around Tasmania to make plans for creating state growth and effective collaboration . Action Sessions include ‘Regional Innovation, State Growth’ lead by Dr Anton Kritz, developer of the Regional Innovation Model (RIM), which is transforming the Central Coast of NSW, looking at how  this model could be applied to Tasmania. Also, ‘Collaborating for Collective Impact’ will feature John Dengate, the Director of Twyfords, leading community groups like Anglicare Tasmania in a discussion on how Collective Impact can achieve significant and lasting social change in Tasmania.

     

    Sponsored by Screen Tasmania is the industry master-class, ‘Making Documentaries and Factual Content Films that Make a Difference.’ Leading industry professionals such as Trish Lake from Freshwater Pictures, John Godfrey from SBS, Phil Craig of ABC; Susan Mackinnon, Documentary Australia Foundation; and many others discuss how to choose, develop, fund, make and distribute documentaries.

     

    The Big Picture Debate is a free event tackling the topic of ‘Fracking in Tasmania:   Good or Bad?’ Fracking conjures images of flammable water gushing from faucets in films like Gaslands whilst  USA experts estimate that domestic shale sites hold an additional 24 billion barrels of recoverable oil and natural gas and claim it is safe. So who is right? Speakers from both sides of the argument will debate the pros and cons aided by footage from films on the subject, including the soon to be released The Frackman.

    The Festival Lounge and Wine Bar will be open all throughout the festival from 11am until late in The Annexe, providing the perfect place to meet up with friends before or after a film and enjoy fine Tasmanian wine and beer, gourmet food and coffee. The Festival Lounge also provides a great environment for all festival-goers to mingle and meet on a level playing field, be they film fans or directors, festival guests or first-timers. Everyone is welcome.

     

    BOFA 2014 is set to be a jam-packed four days of the world's best  films, insightful discussions, and wonderful food and wine. Immerse yourself for the whole four days or dip into BOFA this November  in Tasmania's  beautiful Tamar Valley . It will no doubt be the ‘breath of fresh air’ you’ve been craving!

     

    For more information and full program and ticketing details, visit http://bofa.com.au/


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    You Couldnt Make This Up…

    Screening in Sydney from Tuesday 14 to Sunday 19 October the Antenna Documentary Film Festival today announces their full program line up. From game-changing docos, bold in style and extraordinary in form, to live interactive tales, Antenna proves yet again this is a festival with attitude, triumphs, challenges and soul.

    Presenting their most ambitious program yet, filled with 35 features from over twenty countries, Antenna offers a rare opportunity to see the very best in documentary cinema from the furthest corners of the world, right to your doorstep in one superbly curated festival.

    A shining example of boundary-pushing documentary filmmaking, Choose Your Own Documentary (CYOD) will have its live interactive Australian premiere at the Festival. Based on the classic ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books, the film follows Nathan Penlington and a team of filmmakers (all festival guests) as they embark on an epic quest to unravel the mystery of an old notebook they have discovered. But there is a twist. The audience decide Nathan’s fate by using remote controls. With over 1,500 paths and multiple endings, his fate is in their hands.

    Looking at this years line-up, we are extremely proud of the films that we have programmed ahead of Antenna 2014 for Sydney audiences” said Festival Director, David Rokach. “We are thrilled to be screening films by established directors, such asMartin Scorseses latest documentary The 50 Year Argument, as well as by many talented and emerging directors from Australia and around the world”.

    Antenna kicks off Opening Night with the existential black comedy, Bugarach. Teasing the line between fact and fiction, this playful film follows a small town in France predicted as being the only place in the World to be saved from the Mayan Doomsday prophecy.

    Not to be out done is Catalonia’s own Tarzan, amateur movie star and architectural wonder Garrell, who conquers his greatest role yet in The Creator of the Jungle. Fashioned entirely from home videos spanning 45 years, this spellbinding film is an extraordinary portrait of a man who crafted some of the most gorgeous hidden structures known to humankind.

    LGBTIQ issues are a focus at the festival with compelling tales that focus on those issues still prevalent within the community today. The three hour experimental doco What Now? Remind Me is one of the most powerful films ever made about living with HIV. Filmmaker Joaquim Pinto turns the camera onto himself, documenting his personal insights on life as he combats this illness. Limited Partnership tells the incredible story of the first legally married same-sex couple in the US. It follows their struggles with the government after the controversial rejection of a green card on the grounds of “failing to establish a bona fide marital relationship between two faggots.”

    Antenna invites audiences to join the craze that swept across Argentina in Living Stars, which peers into the private lives of everyday Argentinians as they dance in their living rooms, kitchens, garages and workplaces. This fun and lively non-narrative film celebrates their infectious joyous abandonment, and has led to the film being described as the most fun audiences will have in a cinema this year.

    With the escalating conflicts across the Middle East, Antenna has two powerful films which capture the anxiety, destruction and personal toll of civil war. Sundance prize-winner Return to Homs takes us deep into the Syrian conflict, tracking key players in the resistance against Bashir al-Assad's regime from 2011 to 2013. Tribeca Prize Winner, Point and Shoot tells the unbelievable journey of Matthew Van Dyke, who armed with his video camera, sets off on a Motorcycle Diaries-style adventure. Winding up in Libya, he forms great friendships that inspire him to join the rebel army against Gaddafi – all the while keeping his camera rolling.

    Antenna once again presents a strong Australian competition with films about inspiring characters living on the margins. Four Australian feature films are participating in this years program; Sons & Mothers, follows an acting troupe comprised of men with disabilities who set out to create a theatrical love letter to their mothers; These Heathen Dreams rediscovers Christopher Barnett, one of Australia’s most creative and unflinching artists of all time; I Will Not Be Silenced tells the story of Australian Charlotte Campbell- Stephen, who is fierce and brave in talking about her horrific gang rape in Kenya, which led to a seven-year battle for justice and The Land Between, which gazes into the hidden lives of African asylum seekers stranded between borders. 

    The festival will culminate with Carlo Zoratti’s The Special Need, preceded by an award ceremony announcing the winner of the SBS Award for Best International Documentary, the Award for Best Australian Documentary and the Award for Best Short Documentary, with cash prizes totaling $6000.

    Not for the faint-hearted and more importantly not to be missed, the Antenna Documentary Film Festival is set to challenge, seduce and inspire.

    For tickets and more information visit antennafestival.org

    FESTIVAL DETAILS

    Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th October, 2014
    Palace Verona – 17 Oxford Street, Paddington
    Chauvel Cinema – 249 Oxford St, Paddington (Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd)                        

    Giant Dwarf Theatre - 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern, 2016

    Website: http://antennafestival.org

    General Admission – Adult $18/Concession $15
    Multi Passes – 3 films: $50, 5 films: $80, 10 films: $140

    MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
    Matt Fraser matt@cardinalspin.com.au P: 02 8065 7363 M: 0401 326 007
    Amber Forrest-Bisley amber@cardinalspin.com.au P: 02 8065 7363 M: 0405 363 817

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    Co-presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong, this year's edition will once again be held at The Grand Cinema, Elements, Kowloon Station, with 8 latest selected Italian films running from 17 to 21 September 2014. The festival will open with the Asian premiere of Ferzan OZPETEK’s FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS (Allacciate le cinture). Mr. OZPETEK, a Turkish director who lives in Italy, gained widespread recognition with his debut production, HAMAM which was acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997.

    Tickets available now!

    Other programmes: http://www.cine-italiano.hk

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    Strategic Partners 2014 September 11 - 14, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

     

     

    The 17th annual Strategic Partners co-production/co-financing market united renowned producers, financiers, broadcasters, distributors, aggregators and agency representatives all under one roof with exciting, measurable results. 

     

    On the heels of one-on-one meetings, innovative keynote addresses and panels – several themes resonated with the esteemed delegates. With 2014 - 2015 ushering in a two-year spotlight on Ibero-America and the U.S.A, a strong drive to develop and nurture long-lasting relationships was greatly emphasized. The very latest in content financing, complex co-productions case studies, the rise of digital distribution and trends in the evolution of ‘digital first’ series, among many other hot topics, were intricately examined and discussed at the event, which took place September 11 - 14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

     

    Strategic Partners is proud to be supported by important Canadian partners such as Telefilm Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia, Canada Media Fund, and Canadian Media Production Association, among others.

     

    During this year’s Strategic Partners, it was announced that two talented Canadian producers have been selected to participate in the inaugural project exchange program with Brazil’s RioContentMarket and Mexico’s Los Cabos International Film Festival. Quebec producer Jeremy Spry of Muse Entertainment Enterprises has been chosen by the Brazilian TV Producers Association to attend RioContentMarket in Brazil in February 2015 with his TV Series Time Snail. Ontario producer Byron A. Martin of Byron A. Martin Productions has been selected to attend the Los Cabos International Film Festival in November 2014 with his feature film Wolverine Hotel. The Canadian Media Production Association sponsors this co-production initiative.

     

    “Strategic Partners 2014 was such a thrilling meeting of the minds. The buzz in the room for the entire three days was truly palpable,” said Director of Strategic Partners, Laura Mackenzie. “It was particularly exciting to witness the relationships that evolved over the course of the event, the deals discussed and soon to be published, and to announce the wonderful news that Jeremy Spry and Byron Martin have been selected for our inaugural project exchange program. They both embody the world class talent we have here in Canada and the projects they have in development are impressive and perfectly suited for co-production.”

     

    Strategic Partners is often the catalyst for many production success stories. In 2013, producers Tom Spriggs and William Borthwick of the Los Angeles and London-based Face Films brought a feature project at that time referred to as The Untitled Yellowstone Project to Strategic Partners, where they met Fred Fuchs and eventually Tyler Levine. As a result of these meetings, a collaboration was solidified and the team went into production six months later. The project is currently in postproduction under the name Population Zero.

     

    “It’s pretty obvious I am a fan of Strategic Partners because bluntly... it works! I wasn't sure what to expect first time around but it far exceeded my expectations,” said Spriggs. “Being able to combine a social aspect with focused one on one meetings works very well. Then to add on panels and group discussions that are filled with people that are basically experts in their perspective fields in entertainment, makes Strategic Partners really stand out.”

     

    Producer Neil Tabatznik of Canada’s Blue Ice Group had a productive and measurably successful experience at Strategic Partners in both 2013 and 2014, and he’s thrilled with the results.

     

    “The event is warm, friendly and intimate, but real business is conducted within its framework,” said Tabatznik. “Our company has contracted 16 million dollars of business over our participation in this event over the past two years.”

     

    Each year, top Canadian and international industry players, including producers, investors, sales agents, funding agencies, broadcasters, and distributors are selected to attend Strategic Partners. Offering over 1,000 pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings, co-production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels, visionary keynote speakers, and screenings and receptions – Strategic Partners is a convergence of talent and innovation, producing tangible results.

     

    For program updates and information on all things co-production, you can now follow Strategic Partners on social media:

     

    Twitter: @SPcopromarket

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/atlanticfilmfestivalstrategicpartners

    Youtube: www.youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom

     

    About Strategic Partners: An International Film, Television and Digital Co-Production Market

     

    The Atlantic Film Festival’s Strategic Partners is one of the world’s preeminent co-production/co-financing markets focusing on feature film, TV and web based fiction. Strategic Partners offers an intimate, organized forum for projects looking for financing as well as those still at an early stage, looking for the right partner.

     

    Over the past 17 years, Strategic Partners has established itself not only as a one of a kind co-production market, but also as a cutting edge, intimate environment that delivers solutions to existing and foreseeable industry challenges. The intelligence and program offered at Strategic Partners is developed over many months of research into current global issues. However, this information is only a complement to Strategic Partners’ primary function – to build, establish and nurture relationships between producers and their partners. 
     

     


     

    Strategic Partners is a part of the Atlantic Film Festival family of programs. 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, the AFF Outdoor Film Experience, and Strategic Partners.

     

    Receive the most up-to-date information about Strategic Partners and the Atlantic Film Festival, including sneak peeks and festival highlights.

     

    On our website: atlanticfilm.com,atlanticfilm.com/sp

    Facebook pages: /atlanticfilmfestival,/atlanticfilmfestivalstrategicpartners

    Twitter accounts: @thefilmfest ,@SPcopromarket, #AFF2014

    Pinterest profile: pinterest.com/atlanticfilm

    LinkedIn company page: linkedin.com/company/atlantic-film-festival

    Youtube channel: youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     


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    WILLiFEST Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

    We're back!!! We are celebrating our 5th year with a kick-off invitation only (Sorry!) cocktail party this Thursday in Williamsburg which will be followed by our Opening Night Screening at the Williamsburg Cinemas. This year WILLiFEST presents the premiere of director Malindi Fickle’s drama Suck It Up Buttercup.

    Friday brings a full day and night of  screenings at two venues, Williamsburg Cinemas and returning partner El Puente.

    Friday also features an Industry Panel on the popular topic of crowdfunding at WILLiFEST Central located in the lower level of Sandbox. This panel presented by Crowdzu and moderated by writer/director/producer, Jim Jermanok will feature filmmakers Anthony Arkin, Jayce Bartok, Rob Fortunato, writer and biographer Felicia  Lin, and musician Billy Chrissochos of the band Porphyra. You can learn more about our panelists at http://www.willifest.com/2014/panels. Refreshments will be served. So come on down if you would like to learn the nitty-gritty of rewards-based crowdfunding. Space is limited! So bring your festival pass or RSVP for free via Meetup.


    Friday night brings our first annual Pitch Contest. Presented by UHE-TV, this competition allows for one lucky filmmaker or screenwriter to get their film or TV series idea produced and broadcast. The event is being held at Barber Bart with drinks sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.

    Saturday kicks off with a block of family films at El Puente at 11:30 am. Over at Barber Bart, Donna Drake, host of the TV show LiVE it UP!, will be shooting an episode of her show from 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm. The taping will include interviews with filmmakers and musicians, peppered with live music performances.

    Another Industry Panel, Getting the Part: Tips for the Working Actor, presented by Center for Active Learning, will take place at Videology at 2:00 pm, preceded by an hour of networking at the same venue. Panelists' information can be found online. This panel is free with a WILLiFEST Full or Saturday pass. You can also buy tickets at Eventbrite or at the door.

    Screenings continue all day Saturday at Williamsburg Cinemas and at El Puente venues till midnight. Saturday will also feature our fifth annual Student Film competition over two back-to-back screening blocks at the Williamsburg Cinemas. The future of film is in their hands.

    Sunday is wrap-up day. This year’s Closing Day film, showing at 1:00 pm at El Puente is the Spanish comedy caper from the Dominican Republic De Pez En Cuando (Once Upon a Fish) directed by Francisco Valdez. Our final event at 5pm at El Puente will be our annual Awards Ceremony where trophies will be handed out in recognition of the best feature and short films, actors, directors, documentaries, student films, music videos, soundtracks, commercials, and screenplays.

    Congratulations to all our 2014 Screenplay Competition Winners!

    Tickets and passes for WILLiFEST 2014 are still available at http://www.willifest.com/2014/tickets. Directions to all venues can be found on our website at willifest.com/2014/venues. The complete schedule can be seen at willifest.com/2014/overview. This year’s film line-up is at willifest.com/2014/films and our 2014 sponsors can be seen at willifest.com/2014/sponsors.

     


     

     
     
     


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    The High Falls Film Festival (HFFF), one of the nation's longest running film festivals celebrating the achievements of women in filmmaking, today announced the schedule of films and special events for the 12th festival season. Tickets go on sale Friday September 19 at 3PM at highfallsfilmfestival.com

     

    The Festival runs Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26 at The Little Theatre and the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.  

     

    Elaine and Virginia Madsen

    Highlights of 2014

    • This year's festival will feature three world premieres, two U.S. premieres, two NY premiere and several regional premieres.
    • Emmy-winning poet, producer and playwright Elaine Madsen and her daughter, acclaimed actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways), will be in Rochester to discuss the opening night film;I Know a Woman Like That.  Elaine Madsen directed the film, which was produced by Virginia Madsen.
    • Filmmakers will be in Rochester for Q&As following most of the films including Oscar nominee, Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, who is known for her films Running on Empty and Losing Isaiah. She is a prior winner of the HFFF 2005 Susan B. Anthony Failure is Impossible Award (2005)
    • New this year is a free Children's Short Film program.
    • Free Coffee Chats daily with the filmmakers.

    "Our vision for this year's festival is to offer an engaging, provocative, and memorable experience by featuring the best work of female cinematic artists," said Mary Manard Reed, the festival's Executive Director. "We are delighted with the number and variety of submissions received from filmmakers all over the world.  With over 100 films received, deciding which films to program was challenging and required a team of reviewers."

     

    "Celebrating the work of female filmmakers is imperative because many films lack a female voice.  A woman's experience of life differs from a man's - not because of biological differences-- but because of the personal and environmental differences that go hand-in-hand with gender.  It's a simple matter of filming what one knows.  We're on a mission to celebrate the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking, by bringing the best independent films created women to the big screen."

     

    Tickets

    Tickets for films, passes and parties go on sale Friday September 19 at 3:00 pm and can be purchased at highfallsfilmfestival.com. Tickets are also available at the door (if not sold out). All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

    • Films - $12 plus service charge / Opening & Closing Night Films $20 plus service charge  ($2 discount for students and seniors 65+, ID required at door).
    • Opening and Closing Night Parties - $25 plus service charge.
    • All Access Pass - $125 plus service charge - provides admittance to all films, opening/closing night parties, and VIP Festival lounge.
    • Film Only Pass - $85 plus service charge - provides admission to all films.

    2014 Film Schedule

    See website for trailers and film descriptions.  Schedule subject to change.

     

    Thursday October 23

    9:30 - 11:00 A.M. - Coffee Chat with filmmakers

    Strathallan, 550 East Ave, FREE

     

    6:15 - 8:15 P.M. - I Know A Woman Like That (Opening Night Film)

    US ▪ Documentary ▪ Directed by: Elaine Madsen, Q&A to follow with Elaine and Virginia Madsen, East coast premiere, Little 1

    One of the most joyous films you'll see, I Know a Woman Like That focuses on women whose motto is "I don't know what being old means.  I'm just living my life." That means writing books, leading movements, running businesses, and refusing to confine themselves to traditional notions of "women's roles." Among the glorious seniors director Elaine Madsen and her daughter, acclaimed actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways), talk with are author Maxine Hong Kingston, activist Gloria Steinem, and actress Lauren Hutton, as well as an 88 year-old mayor, and a 95 year-old champion water skier. 

     

    U.S. Premiere -08:00 PM -- Un Amor

    Argentina, Drama / Romance, Directed by Paula Hernandez, Little 5

    Is first love really the strongest?  From Argentina and director Paula Hernandez comes the critically acclaimed Un Amor (A Love), a lushly romantic yet poignantly real tale of adolescent infatuation, adult passion, and the eternal triangle. As teenagers, Bruno and Lalo are inseparable best friends, until beautiful, free-spirited Lisa enters their world, turns both their heads, then disappears without a word.  Thirty years later, Bruno is married, Lalo divorced, and Argentina has suffered through a brutal dictatorship and its aftermath.  And when Lisa returns, the three are not quite surprised to find all their old feelings stirred up again.

     

    8:15 P.M. - Opening Night Party - Location TBA

     

    Friday October 24

               

    9:30 - 11:00 AM - Coffee Chat with filmmakers

    Strathallan, 550 East Ave

         

    10:30 AM -  I Know A Woman Like That

    Q&A to follow with Elaine and Virginia Madsen, East coast premiere

    Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave

               

    1:30M - Cyber-Seniors

    Canada ▪ Documentary ▪ Directed by: Saffron Cassaday, Q&A with director to follow, regional premiere, Dryden Theatre

     

    What happens when a group of seniors (77 to 93), guided by teenage (15-20) "mentors," learn how to roam the internet? New connections with friends and family are forged, new answers to old questions are discovered, and competitive spirits and hidden talents are unleashed when an 89 year-old's YouTube cooking video sparks a rivalry for the most "views." Inspired by director Saffron Cassaday's teen-age sisters who, after seeing their grandparents' lives expand when they got connected, recruited other teens to teach seniors internet skills, this humorous, heartwarming film proves you're never too old to surf (the web).

     

    U.S. Premiere -- 4:00 PM  - U.S. Premiere -- Let Them Eat Cake

    US, UK, India ▪ Documentary ▪ Directed by Alexis Krasilovsky, Q&A with director to follow, Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave

     

    Director Alexis Krasilovsky, who visited Rochester a few years ago with her multi-award winning Women Behind The Camera, returns with a poetic look at the pleasures, perils, and paradox of pastry.  On one hand, it's a temptingly sweet expression of love, professional skill, and cultural values. It's also an emblem of economic inequality, as farmers around the world who grow the ingredients can't afford the product. Let Them Eat Cake will seduce you with the lavish traditions and beauty of cake creating - and make you think about the dangers of overeating and obesity, and the tragedy of world-wide hunger.

     

    6:15PM - The Homestretch

    US ▪ Documentary ▪ Directed by Anne DeMare, Q&A with director and Elaine Spaull, Executive Director, The Center For Youth to follow, regional premiere, Little 1, 240 East Ave

     

    Imagine having to face all the usual adolescent angst plus the horrific trauma of being abandoned, alone, and homeless.  That's the shocking reality facing 1.6 million children - not in some war torn third world nation, but in America, the land of plenty.  In The Homestretch, we meet three of them:  Kasey, Anthony, and Roque.  They spend their nights couch hopping or roaming the streets, their days hiding their shame for what is not their fault. But each is smart, ambitious, and astoundingly resilient, determined to finish high school, build a future for themselves, and achieve their dreams.

     

    World Premiere -- 6:30 PM - Crafting a Nation

    US ▪ Documentary ▪ Produced by Courtney Cobb, Q&A to follow with Producer, Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave

     

    Let's have a beer, a "craft beer," that is, a local brew "handmade" by small scale entrepreneurs who like their customers - value quality over quantity. This hugely entertaining documentary follows Denver brothers Brandon and Chad Miller as they build the Black Shirt Brewery. Their enthusiasm bumps up against the realities of opening their own brewpub, from finding financing to unexpected. We also meet several more established brewers, who share a passion for craft beer and a willingness to sacrifice for the chance to brew professionally. Guaranteed to leave you smiling, and thirsty.

     

    8:15 PM - Shorts Program #1: Short Cuts

    Little 5, 240 East Ave

     

    8:45 - 11:15 PM - Craft Brew Party, Century Club, 566 East Ave

     

    9:00 PM - Little Accidents

    US ▪ Drama ▪ Directed by Sara Colangelo, regional premiere (theatrical release 1/15), Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave

     

    A mining disaster tears apart an Appalachian coal-town, leaving three very different inhabitants inexplicably tangled in a web of secrets.  Amos, the sole survivor, faces unbearable pressure when he becomes the unwilling focal point of the investigation into who or what caused the tragedy. JT, teenage son of a wealthy mining executive and his wife, disappears. And JT's classmate, Owen, tries to deal with his father's death in the accident, and his own difficulties at school.  Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, and Chloë Sevigny lead the talented cast of this powerful drama about the intricacies of small-town social order and the search for solace in the unlikeliest of places.

     

    Saturday October 25

    9:30 - 11:00 AM - Coffee Chat with filmmakers

    Strathallan, 550 East Ave - FREE

     

    9:30 AM - Children's Shorts

    Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave, FREE

     

    This collection of 14 films curated by Ruth Cowing is from five countries and creatively illustrates life and imagination for children. Three films were made with children involved in the creative process. One was made in Rochester (at the School #8 afterschool program).Several have gentle social messages (sharing, being grateful, hard work, friends come in all shapes and colors) and films that stress diversity of race, income levels and gender.

     

    11:40 AM - Fly Low Jack

    US ▪ Comedy ▪ Q&A to follow with Mike Champlain from DeBergerac Productions, Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave

     

    This 30 minute film directed by Marion Gleason was the first amateur motion picture film and was made in 1927 at the request of George Eastman. It has been restored by Mike Champlin, co-owner of DeBergerac Productions, who will be present and will show another of Marion's films.

     

    1:00 PM - Lies I Told My Little Sister

    US ▪ Drama / Comedy ▪ Directed by Judy White, regional premiere, Q&A to follow with director, Little 1, 240 East Ave

     

    A family trip.  Packing all the baggage. After the death of her older sister, a globe-trotting nature photographer is shamed into joining her dysfunctional family for a vacation, along with the younger sister she used to torment. Lies I told my little sister is the story of childhood baggage, death, life, love, and family relationships. With solid acting and complex characters, the story offers moments of humor, while leaving an emotional impact on the viewer.  Proving that even after great loss, life is still funny.

     

    1:45 - 3:15 PM  - Panel - Lights, Camera Action - Tips for local Filmmakers

    Led by Nora Brown, Executive Director, Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office, panelists and location to be announced, FREE

     

    World Premiere -- 2:10PM - We Weren't Given Anything For Free

    Italy ▪ Documentary ▪ Cinematographer Caroline Krugmann, Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave

     

    It's 1943. Germany now occupies their former ally, Italy.  And a young woman of 22 decides to become a partisan. Taking the code name Laila, Annita Malavasi spent over a year in the Apennines, traveling with and between fighting units, delivering information, transporting weapons, joining in combat - and dealing with the ancient sexism of the mountain villagers. By war's end, Laila had become one of the Italian resistance's few female commanders. As exciting and suspenseful as any Hollywood war thriller, but with a decidedly different perspective, this film tells the true story of a lifelong struggle for emancipation that only started with the war.  

     

    2:50 PM Women of SoFA Shorts Program

    RIT's School of Film and Animation, Little 5, 240 East Ave

     

    4:15 PM - Valley Inn

    US ▪ Comedy / Drama ▪ Directed by Kim Swink, Q&A with director to follow, NY Premiere, Little 1, 240 East Ave

     

    What happens when a "misadventure in the book field" leaves a bright, big-city college student stuck in a dusty, small southern town, a thousand miles from home, selling Christian books door-to-door?  A warm, funny, utterly beguiling  romantic comedy is what happens. But in this case, the romance is between Emily, our hapless heroine, and the charmingly quirky, cranky characters she meets in her "assigned sales territory."  A tribute to a vanishing way of life and a love-letter to small town America, Valley Inn is a hugely entertaining trip to a corner of our country city slickers seldom see. 

     

    World Premiere -- 4:30 PM - The Park Bench

    US  ▪ Comedy / Romance ▪ Directed by:  Ann LeShander - (Brockport native, now living in LA), Q&A to follow with director, , Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave

     

    An unconventional romantic comedy, The Park Bench mixes live action with gorgeous animation to create a whimsical tale of  life, love, - and literature.  Emily, a neurotic graduate student studying to be a librarian, assigned to tutor Mateo, a puckish Latino undergrad, in American Lit. They meet three times a week on a park bench. At first they don't get along, but when their talk turns from the classics to confessions, they find   themselves drawn to each other. Of course she has a pharmacist fiancée, and he has a host of female admirers, but neither life nor good stories ever run smoothly.

     

    6:05 PM - Shorts Program #2:  Short Cuts

    Little 5, 240 East Ave

     

    7:15 PM - Very Good Girls

    US ▪ Drama ▪ Directed by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, Q&A to follow with director, regional premiere, Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave

     

    Dakota Fanning plays serious, Yale bound Lily and Elizabeth Olsen plays impulsive, flaky Gerry. The best friends are enjoying their last NY summer before college and decide to spend it trying to lose their virginity. They bump into a hunky young artist, they both fall for him, and when Lily starts seeing him in secret, and their lifelong friendship is tested. Supported by a powerhouse cast including Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin and Peter Sarsgaard, Very Good Girls tells a funny, poignant, and quite unexpected tale of growing up in all sorts of directions.

     

    Gyllenhaal is known for The Electric Company and Losing Isaiah. She was nominated for an Oscar for Running on Empty and was the recipient of the High Falls Film Festival's Susan B. Anthony 'Failure is Impossible' Award in 2005.

     

    8:15 PM - Little Accidents

    (W/Q&A) - Little 1, 240 East Ave

     

    9:30 - Midnight - Closing Night Party

    Strathallan, 550 East Ave, $25

     

    Sunday October 26

    Best of the fest films, determined by audience votes, will be screened on Sunday.    

    3:30 - 5:30 PM - Best Documentary - Little 1, 240 East Ave

    6:00 - 8:00 PM - Best Narrative - Little 1, 240 East Ave

     

    Volunteer - Applications are being accepted for volunteer jobs during the festival. Apply online athttp://highfallsfilmfestival.com/volunteerform.

     

    Get the latest news  - sign up for news alerts at highfallsfilmfestival.com and follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook.

     

    More Information - Call the Festival office at 585-279-8312 or emailorders@HighFallsFilmFestival.com with any ticket questions.

     

     

     


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    SENSUAL AND BEWITCHING, HERE IS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER OF THE 43rd FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA


     

    Waiting the opening of the Festival on October 8, discover the official trailer of the 43rd edition. Thanks to Ottoblix for these 30 seconds of sensuality.

     Discover the trailer
     Discover the 15 seconds version

     

    CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF VIDEODROME TOUR AT LAB!

    In collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (MOCCA), the Festival du nouveau cinéma presents the Lab evening, celebrating 10 years of the hybrid event VIDEODROME Tour, presented from 2004 in Toronto.

    Mash-up, cut-up, video art and underground culture club collide to break boundaries between audience and artist. 4 performers, Jubal Brown, NwodtleM, Ouananiche et Sarin, will create an intense audiovisual synesthesia during 3 hours. Videodrome will strive for televisionary excess and sensory overload.

    Preceded by the immersive SPACE NOISE performed by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Makino. 16mm and video projectors, live soundtrack, smoke machine and 3D glasses will allow the public to enter and experience a space filled with lights that give a physical presence to the images, well beyond the screen.

    See you on Friday, October 10, at Agora du coeur des sciences de l'UQAM, from 8pm. 

    Tickets will be on sale October 4.

     Discover the Videodrome Tour now 
     Discover Takashi Makino performing in Manilia

    THE CRITERION COLLECTION : NICOLE LIZÉE'S WORLDS OF ICONIC AT LAB

    Credits : Neal Wilding/Alfred Hitchcock/Nicole Lizée

    A performance combining extracts from Hitchcock Études (2010) -  Behind the Sound of Music (2014) -  Kubrick Études (2013).

    The Criterion Collection is a series of glitch-based pieces that delve into the worlds of iconic films and filmmakers that have made a marked impact on the aesthetic of Nicole Lizée. Each work is constructed around damaged and deconstructed audio and video - chewed and warped videocassettes. The resulting errors and imperfections are woven together to create a sonic landscape over which accompanying instrumental material - itself emulating the traits of broken or malfunctioning media - is performed live.

    The living performer interacts with the lost, forgotten or even dead icon, simultaneously breathing new life and emotion into the characters while bending, stretching, and hacking the original context, function and storyline. The performer infiltrates the scene and engages with the (often psychotic) character; at once becoming part of the mise-en-scène, while simultaneously guiding it into a new direction.

    The performers in the concert - Steve Raegele, guitar, and Ben Reimer, percussion - are prominent musicians in the Montreal contemporary music scene and have performed extensively across Canada and the U.S.

    At Agora du coeur des sciences de l'UQAM, Friday October 17,  8-9pm. 

    Tickets will be on sale October 4.

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    DON'T MISS SUPERPOSITION BY RYOJI IKEDA

    This coming October 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Musée d’art contemporain presents the North American premiere of superposition, a performance by Japanese electronic-music composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, as part of the Festival du nouveau cinéma. 

    Offering a unique sensory experience combining sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness, superposition has been widely acclaimed internationally.  

    Tickets are on sale now at the Place des Arts box office.. 

    25% discount to the FNC pass holders as of October 4.

     Buy your tickets 

     


     

    THE FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS!


     

    Cinema, passion and new experiences are waiting for you from October 8 to 19, as part of the 43rd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma.

    Take part in the adventure by joining the volunteer team! To learn more about the positions available and the privileges offered, we expect you to one of our information sessions to be held at Mainline Theatre, 3997 St-Laurent blv, on September 15 and 17, 6:30pm.

    Thank you to confirm your attendance at : benevoles@nouveaucinema.ca

    Before coming to one of these meeting, we invite you to complete the registration form online.

     


     

    ESSE NUMERO 82, OUT AT NEWSSTANDS NOW


     

    Are we living in a time when capitalism holds total sway over art production? Is the spectacle synonymous with alienation of the individual? Are there any positive aspects to this spectacularization of culture to compensate?

    The new issue of esse examines new forms of the spectacle by observing its different manifestations on today’s society, and particularly in the contemporary art field, in which the appeal of the spectacular is increasingly unrelenting.

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    43rd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montréal > October 8 - 19, 2014
    Complete programming revealed on September 23, 2014

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    SENSUELLE ET ENVOÛTANTE, VOICI LA BANDE ANNONCE OFFICIELLE DE LA 43e ÉDITION DU FESTIVAL


     

    À moins d'un mois de l'ouverture du Festival le 8 octobre, découvrez la bande annonce officielle de cette 43e édition. Merci à Ottoblix pour ces 30 secondes de sensualité.

     Découvrez la bande annonce
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    LES 10 ANS DU VIDEODROME TOUR AU LAB!

    En collaboration avec le Musée d’Art Canadien Contemporain de Toronto (MOCCA), le Festival du nouveau cinéma présente la soirée Lab célébrant les 10 ans de l’évènement hybride VIDEODROME Tour présenté depuis 2004 à Toronto.

    Mash-up, cut-up, art vidéo et culture club underground entrent en collision dans un fracas exaltant pendant 3 heures. 4 artistes, Jubal Brown, NwodtleM, Ouananiche et Sarin, repousseront les frontières du cinéma, à coup de surcharge sensorielle et d’excès "télévisionnaire".

    Précédé par la performance immersive SPACE NOICE du cinéaste japonais Takashi Makino. Projecteurs 16mm et vidéo, bande sonore créée en direct, utilisation d'une machine à fumée et distribution de lunettes 3D aux spectateurs : l'artiste invite le public à vivre une expérience sensorielle en créant un espace rempli de reflets qui contribuent à donner une présence physique aux images, bien au-delà de l’écran.

    Rendez-vous le vendredi 10 octobre, à l’Agora du coeur des sciences de l’UQAM, à partir de 20h.

    Billets en vente dès la prévente le 4 octobre.

     Découvrez dès à présent le Videodrome Tour 
     Un avant-goût : Takashi Makino en performance à Manille

     


     

    THE CRITERION COLLECTION : LES UNIVERS ICONIQUES DE NICOLE LIZÉE AU LAB

    Crédits : Neal Wilding/Alfred Hitchcock/Nicole Lizée

    Une performance réunissant des extraits de Hitchcock Études (2010) -  Behind the Sound of Music (2014) -  Kubrick Études (2013).

    Série de pièces audiovisuelles d’esthétique glitch, The Criterion Collection revisite les univers iconiques de films et cinéastes qui ont marqué le travail de la compositrice canadienne Nicole Lizée. Chaque titre émerge d’une déconstruction audiovisuelle – des vidéocassettes mâchées et déformées. De ce tissage d’imperfections nait un paysage sonore, lui-même accompagné d’instruments joués en direct qui pastichent les traits de médias défectueux.

    Ici, l’artiste vivante interagit avec l’icône perdu, oublié ou mort, injectant un souffle nouveau aux personnages en pliant, étirant et piratant le contexte ou le scénario original. La performeuse s’engage dans un dialogue avec les personnages (souvent psychotiques), à la fois partie prenante de la mise en scène et empruntant une nouvelle direction.

    Les partitions sont interprétées en direct par Steve Raegele (guitare) et Ben Reimer (percussions), musiciens de la scène contemporaine montréalaise ayant joué à travers le Canada et les Etats-Unis.

    À l'Agora du coeur des sciences de l'UQAM, le vendredi 17 octobre de 20h à 21h. 

    Billets en vente dès la prévente le 4 octobre.

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    NE MANQUEZ PAS LA PERFORMANCE DE RYOJI IKEDA 

    Le 11 octobre prochain à 19 h 30, le Musée d’art contemporain présente en première nord-américaine superposition, une performance du compositeur de musique électronique et artiste visuel japonais Ryoji Ikeda, en collaboration avec le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, au Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts.

    Proposant une expérience sensorielle unique où se combinent sons, images, phénomènes physiques, concepts mathématiques, comportements humains et caractères aléatoires, superposition a été saluée par la critique internationale. 

    Les billets sont en vente à la billetterie de la Place des Arts. 

    25% de rabais aux détenteurs de la passe FNC dès le 4 octobre.

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    ON A BESOIN DE VOUS!


     

    Le Festival cherche des bénévoles. 

    Cinéma, passion et rencontres inédites seront au rendez-vous du 8 au 19 octobre 2014, dans le cadre de la 43e édition du Festival du nouveau cinéma.

    Prenez part à l’aventure en vous joignant à l’équipe des bénévoles!

    Afin d’en savoir davantage sur les postes proposés ainsi que sur les privilèges offerts, inscrivez-vous à l'une de nos séances d'informations qui se dérouleront au 3997, boul. St-Laurent les 15 et 17 septembre à 18h30.

    Merci de confirmer votre présence à Catherine Lambert, à l’adresse suivante: benevoles@nouveaucinema.ca

    Vous êtes également invités à remplir le formulaire d'inscription-bénévole en ligne.

     


     

    LE NOUVEAU NUMÉRO DE LA REVUE ESSE EST EN KIOSQUE


     

    Vivons-nous à une époque de l’emprise totale du capitalisme sur les productions artistiques ? Est-ce que le spectacle est synonyme d’aliénation de l’individu ? Y a-t-il, en contrepartie, des aspects positifs à cette spectacularisation de la culture ?

    Le dernier numéro de esse | Spectacles se penche sur les nouvelles modalités du spectacle en observant ses différentes manifestations dans la société actuelle, et particulièrement dans le domaine de l’art contemporain où l’appel du spectaculaire se fait de plus en plus impérieux.

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    43e édition du Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal > 8 au19 octobre 2014
    Programmation complète dévoilée le 23 septembre 2014

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    The 43rd Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is pleased to announce the first wave of films from Quebec and Canada in our lineup. Once again this year, the Festival will be putting local cinema in the limelight by screening some much-awaited works spread out over several programs, including the International Competition – Louve d’or, Focus, FNC Lab, Panorama and Special Presentation for the features as well as a variety of short film programs.

    The FNC will present the much-awaited Félix and Meira (Félix et Meira),the new film by Maxime Giroux (whose Jo pour Jonathan was shown in 2010), the tale of an unlikely romance between a woman from the Hassidic Jewish community and a lonely young man mourning his absent father; Love in the Time of Civil War (L’Amour au temps de la guerre civile), Rodrigue Jean’s first fiction film since Lost Song, presented at the FNC in 2008; and the documentary The Price We Pay by Harold Crooks (Surviving Progress), a thorough examination of offshore investment, tax shelters and the push to lower corporate income taxes, which exacerbate income inequalities at levels not seen since the Great Depression. The Festival will also present Gurov & Anna (Gurov et Anna) by Rafaël Ouellet (Camion), in which a student played by Sophie Desmarais embarks on a toxic love affair with her teacher.

    The lineup will also feature a series of world premieres of Quebec and Canadian productions including: Le militaire by Noel Mitrani (The Kate Logan Affair, Sur la trace d’Igor Rizzi), starring his favourite actor Laurent Lucas, a portrait of loneliness and isolation told through the story of a war vet whose wounds are both physical and psychological; Love Project, an ensemble film by Carole Laure that looks at Generation Y through a group of young adults who put together a collective art project; Antoine et Marie, the new feature by Jimmy Larouche (La Cicatrice), featuring Martine Francke and Sébastien Ricard, about date rape drugs, a topic rarely dealt with on film; and Nouvelles, Nouvelles, by Olivier Godin, the story of a policeman who comes back to life and goes in search of the missing daughter of a tabloid editor. The film stars a host of famous actors including Paul Ahmarani, Rose-Maïté Erkoreka, Étienne Pilon, Luc Proulx, Mani Soleymanlou and Ève Duranceau.

    An array of documentaries will also hold their world premieres at the Festival this year: Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd (Ouighours, prisonniers de l'absurde) by Patricio Henriquez (You Don’t Like the Truth: Four Days inside Guantanamo, presented at the FNC in 2010) recounts the nightmare of three innocent men imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; Cantouque à Godin, a film in which Michel Depatie revisits the literary works of Gérald Godin, who left an indelible mark on Quebec’s collective memory through his writing, rooted in the language of the people, and his political involvement as a Parti québécois MNA; Fucké by Simon Gaudreau (King of the l’Est, presented at the FNC in 2010), which follows the daily lives of seven men living in an east-end Montreal apartment block where gut-wrenching poverty, self-destruction and madness are alleviated by tenderness and love; and the documentary essay Transatlantique by Félix Dufour-Laperrière, which portrays the intimate, subjective and often silent journey of a cargo ship crew.

    And the Quebec/Canada/Belgium coproduction All yours(Je suis à toi) by David Lambert (best actor for Nahuel Pérez Biscayart at the Karlovy Vary Festival) will have its North-American premiere.

    As it does every year, the Festival will showcase short films from Quebec and Canada. There are revelations galore, but also the highly-anticipated Sleeping Giant by Andrew Cividino, which won an award at Locarno; Plage de sable, the latest film by Marie-Ève Juste (Avec Jeff à Moto); Petit Frère by Rémi Saint-Michel, which screened at Cannes this May; and Cutaway by Kazik Radwanski (Tower).

    Also in the lineup are some prestigious NFB co-productions, starting with Me and My Moulton by Oscar-winner Torill Kove (The Danish Poet) and Pilots on the Way Home by the brilliant Estonian animated filmmakers Olga and Priit Parn.

    The big names in Quebec and Canadian experimental film are also well represented, with new films by Alexandre Larose, Pierre Hébert, Bruce LaBruce, Vincent Grenier, Mike Hoolboom and Phillip Hoffman.

    The 43rd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma will run from October 8 to 19, 2014, in Montreal.

    The full lineup of the 43 rd Festival du nouveau cinema will be announced at the press conference on Tuesday, September 23 at 11 a.m. at the Agora in UQÀM’s Cœur des sciences (175 av. Président-Kennedy, corner of Jeanne-Mance).


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    A few adjustments will be made.

    Meanwhile you can ask for the Filmfestivals.com DISCOUNT CODE FOR A PREFERED 300€ RATE.

    Sunday, December 7, 2014

    11:00am – 12:00pm

    Registration & Exhibit Floor Opens

    12:00pm – 12:15pm

    Orientation

    12:30pm – 1:30pm

     The Anatomy of A Festival

    1:30pm  – 2:30pm

    It’s been a hard day’s night! 2014 Recap-State of the Industry

    You spend all year preparing, executing & cleaning up after your festival. Lest you forgot to look up and see where the marketplace is heading, we’ve got you covered. Let us take the guess work out of the year as we review 2014 and hear our industry’s top experts provide the picks & pans of the year’s top trends. Even better? We’l’l take an inside look at what  they forecast for 2015 as you begin to plan your event.

     

     

    2:45pm – 4:00pm

    Living Groups

    Back by popular demand you’ll have the opportunity to meet with your conference ‘Living Group’. Attendees will be grouped together so that starting on day one you have the chance to meet new contacts and maximize your conference experience.

    In addition to meeting your Living Group for the first time you will also take part in an interactive discussion and problem solving activity on some of the most pressing issues festivals are currently faced with.

    4:00pm – 5:00pm

    The Songs in the KEY (of Life) Note

    As we program our festivals, we know that music, sound and soundtracks play a vital role in the feel and emotional tone of the films we select. It manipulates us, and our audiences, in ways we can’t even imagine. What films got it right? Think CRASH, The Illusionist, Silver Linings Playbook, August:Osage County and The Tillman Story. Who got it right? Our keynote, Richard Glasser, who music supervised CRASH & The Illusionist and produced film soundtrack albums for Silver Linings Playbook, August Osage County and The Tillman Story. Hear him tell us how he connects with music and musicians for films and why the paradigm is shifting in the world of film and music.

     

    5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Dedicated Solution Center Networking, Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres on the Exhibit Floor

    Join us on the exhibit floor and you can enjoy a cocktail in a space just right for making connections and establishing new partnerships while you learn about the latest solutions for your event.

     

     

    Monday December 8, 2014

    Conference Chair: 

    8:30am

    Opening Remarks, Registration & Exhibit Floor Opens

     

    tracks-breakout

    9:00am – 10:00am

    Track 1

    Technology:

    Sell Out Your Festival with Big Data

    Panelists will discuss how festivals can leverage the vast amount of data on concerts, bands, managers and other sources to maximize attendance. Learn the tools and strategies that festivals are using to leverage Big Data to drive ticket sales and marketing.

    Panelist: Sean O’Connell, Director, Hangout Music Festival

     

    9:00am – 10:00am

    Track 2

    Film

    Sponsorship 101: Create a winning Deck

    Stuck in a rut? Does your deck need a makeover? Learn from our panel how to brainstorm yours and create a buzz-worthy sponsorship package that excites your sponsors & maximizes your branding. Bring yours and we may highlight you! Let’s Brainstorm with our brain trust.

    Moderator: Liana Bender, Development Director, California Film Institute

    Panelist:Beau Blanchard, Development Manager, California Film Institute

     

     

    10:15am – 11:00am

    Centerpiece

    Friends with benefits: A conversation with Actor-Directors that revel in the festival world

    Join us as Christopher Lowell, wearer of many hats, gathers with other actor-writer-directors to discuss the specific trials & tribulations of acting, writing, & directing films and what it means to your festival. Special bonus track: Get a sneak peek at their latest projects.

     

    11:00am – 11:30am

    Mid-morning Coffee Break

     

    tracks-breakout

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Track 1

    Technology

     All roads lead to WiFi: How To Perform A ‘Technology Site Inspection’

    Learn best practices to evaluate if a venue will work well with your event technologies. Hear which architectural and infrastructure features can support your events and which won’t. Learn how to find out if prospective venues are “tech friendly” and can help guarantee the execution of your Wifi—a great checklist for making sure the places you’re holding events can help or hurt bringing your digital+live festival to life.

    Panelist: Chad Issaq, VP Partnerships & Business Development, Superfly Presents

     

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Track 2

    Film

    The Greatest Show on Earth-Programming the Film Festival

    Premieres, stars, competing festivals, submissions vs. curated, studio vs indie, audience vs auteur. Let’s get to the bottom of it all, if we can…

     

     

    afternoon tracks - breakout

    12:45pm – 1:30pm

    Track 1

    Technology

    Are You Kicking Ass with Social Media or Is It Kicking Your Ass?

    Everyone is obsessed with social‏ media channels ‏including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Attend this session and learn how to create a world-class social media experience at your festival including amplifying your live experience with social photo-activation. Understand how to measure social media ROI. Hear about tools and techniques festivals are using to build their audience and fan base.

    12:45pm – 1:30pm

    Track 2

    Film

    Marketing Your Film Festival

    Banner ads, street teams, experiential marketing, word of mouth, traditional advertising, digital branding, social media, tweeting, FB liking,  radio, tv, publicists…..exhausted yet? Can you measure what’s working or are you throwing it all up against the wall in hopes that something sticks? Let’s break down the tools and figure out how to optimize each one to benefit your organization.

    12:45pm – 1:30pm

    Track 3

    Film

    Film Festivals and Film Commissions

    1:30pm – 2:30pm

    Lunch

     

     

    2:30pm – 3:30pm

    Drill Downs

    Prepare to ask questions as our Drill Down facilitators address industry topics on a more intimate level providing insight, advice and feedback to your questions you can’t get answered anywhere else!

    1. Festival Careers

    2. Festival Fundamentals–Starting a festival

    3. Sponsorship

    4. Marketing

    5. Social Media

    6. Ticketing

    7. Programming

    8. Budget & revenue streams

    9. Celebrity Talent

    10. Fundraising

    11. Media

    12. Filmmakers & Artists

    13. Board Development & nonprofits

    14. Distribution

    15. Digital Strategies for festivals

    16. Grant Writing

    17. Strengthening online & year-round presence

    18. Print Traffic, DCP, and other digital issues

    19. Risk Management

    20. Technology Solutions for Volunteer Management and Recruitment

    21. Venues

    22. Solving Projection Problems

     

    afternoon tracks - breakout

     

    3:30pm – 4:15pm

    Track 1

    Technology

    Analyze, Synthesize, Measure: Measuring Digital Experiences

    Festivals often have difficulty measuring the digital and experiential elements they build. Using case studies, you’ll learn how to collect data from digital+live programs, how to analyze the data collected (i.e. nice-to-have vs. must-have metrics) and how to use that information to inform decision making.

     

    3:30pm – 4:15pm

    Track 2

    Film

    Distribution-What A Tangled Web We Weave

    The days of opening with a studio film, sandwiching a few mini-majors in, programming with a few Sundance hits & featuring local filmmakers is over. The studios are largely irrelevant, mini-majors highly selective & submissions largely a thankless task. All of that being said, there are still great films being made & distributed (they always show up at the Oscars & Spirit Awards), so the challenge is,  where do we find them and how do we get to program them?  And once picked up, how are distributors selecting the festivals that get to show them? And how do festivals get to participate in exhibiting great films without being a known name festival? Let’s hear from the big guns as we consider the state of cinema in the 2010’s.

    Panelist: Alex Nohe, Partner, Circus Road Films

     

    4:15pm – 5:00pm

    Keynote Speaker

    5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Dedicated Solution Center Networking, Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres on the Exhibit Floor

    Join us on the exhibit floor and you can enjoy a cocktail in a space just right for making connections and establishing new partnerships while you learn about the latest solutions for your event.

     

    Tuesday December 9, 2014

     

    Conference Chair: 

    8:45am

    Opening Remarks, Registration & Exhibit Floor Opens

     

    tracks-breakout

    9:00am – 10:00am

    Track 1

    Crossover Panel

    I’m Every Woman- Women in Film and Music

    We all know it can be lonely at the top, lonely at the bottom…and even in the middle. We’ll explore how women can support each other and bring unity, clarity & a complementary voice to the festival experience & workplace. In fact, our panel of experts have done it quite nicely, thank you. No grumbling allowed. And we play nice with boys too!

     

    9:00am – 10:00am

    Track 2

    Film

    Get Schooled- Education and The Festival

    Festivals function in the educational sphere on a number of levels. The relationship  between educational institutions & film festivals is symbiotic & serves two masters and many students… Learn from a case study festival how they harnessed the resources of a university and became the little festival that could.

    Panelist:Christina Schultz, Executive Director, DOCUTAH

     

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    10:15am – 11:00am

    Track 1

    Technology

    Finding the Right Balance Between Digital & Physical Festival Experiences

    For user engagement, do digital tactics inspire more emotional connections to a brand than its physical counterpart? This session shares live comparisons of digital and physical experiences, exposes when and why a physical experience is better than digital—as well as how you can improve both to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts..

    10:15am – 11:00am

    Track 2

    Film

    Formats, Festivals & Financial Considerations, From Submissions to Screenings

    11:0am – 11:30am

    Trade Show Floor & Closing Coffee Break

     

    tracks-breakout

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Track 1

    Technology

    Sharing Events: How to get them Talkin’

    With today’s events, it’s imperative to create “social chatter.” Yes, festivals must give audiences, bands and sponsors the ability to share content, but more importantly, you must create content they want to share. Get insights on what shareable content is, and what it’s not. Bonus! – get a rundown of tips for creating festival content and engagement everyone will be talking about.

    Panelist: Kelli Richards, President & CEO, The All Access Group, LLC

     

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Track 2

    Film

    Special Challenges of Large Film Festivals ($500k + budget)

    How do festivals deal with the battle over premieres? What policies should be in place regarding protection from piracy of the film that balances the needs of the distributor vs. the audience? Should festivals function as a distributor? Does a simultaneous day and date hurt a filmmaker’ s chance with distributors?

    There are a myriad of issues that larger festivals must contend with that include premiere status, piracy, distribution and simultaneous streaming during the festival. Let’s dig in and find some ways to solve them with our panel of experts.

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Track 3

    Film

    Niche, Small and New Festival Track -We want more, more, more….

    Where do we start? Show me the money is ground zero. Understanding your identity, budgeting, nonprofit vs for-profit status, community involvement, grants, local sponsorship & using local media & talent to grow your regional festival for pennies on the dollar will be the starter menu..

    Panelist: Michael Fox, Executive Director, Mendocino Film Festival

    12:30pm – 1:30pm

    Lunch

     

    afternoon tracks - breakout

     

    1:30pm – 2:30pm

    Track 1

    Crossover Panel

    Music & Film Festival  Legal 101- The Firm

    The three dreaded words from every festival organizers lips- Call our lawyer. Off the clock but on the ball, our team of lawyers have represented festivals large & small. They are here to walk you through the issues you should be thinking about (contracts, entity organization,  Intellectual property, liability concerns to name a few) & answer your questions (without a meter running).

    Moderator: Stephanie Furgang Panelist: Christiane Cargill Kinney, LeClairRyan Panelist: Tomy McDonald Panelist: Jonathan Blaufarb

     

    1:30pm – 2:30pm

    Track 2

    Crossover Panel

    Help!

    Every festival relies on volunteers to manage their operations (Film or music). What are the pitfalls and benefits that each organization should examine before, during & after engaging volunteers. Use a professional company or recruit from within? With the law in a state of flux over the use of volunteers, our panel of experts will discuss the legal, operational and budgetary implications of each.

     

    2:30pm – 3:30pm

    Closing Keynote

     

    4:00pm – 5:00pm

    Closing Reception

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    Toronto Dailies September 4 - 14

    BANG, BANG BABY Best 1st feature at TIFF 14

    Video by Leopoldo Soto In the fictional Canadian town of Lonely Arms in 1963, sweet and prim high-schooler Stepphy (Jane Levy) devotedly cares for her alcoholic father (Peter Stormare), tends to his auto-service shop, and, like most girls her age, adores heartthrob singer Bobby Shore. Having long dreamt of getting out of Lonely Arms and making it in the music biz, Stepphy seems one step closer when she is accepted into the American Ingénue Singing Competition in Manhattan — until...
     

    BEATS OF THE ANTONOV Best World Doc at TIFF 14

    The separation of Sudan into two sovereign states has not prevented the longest civil war in the African continent from raging on to this day. The inhabitants of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, having fought for the independence of South Sudan, continue to fight for their cultural, ethnic, social, and economic rights. With Beats of the Antonov, director Hajooj Kuka provides an inspiring account of how cultural heritage and creative traditions can defy the indignity of displace...
     

    Margarita, with a Straw Kalki Koechlin / Trailer

    Here’s the trailer of Margarita with a Straw, starring Kalki Koechlin. This is an intensely personal film dealing with a topic that hardly any movies have met on - sexuality and disability. This is a tale about a young rebellious woman who embarks on a breathtaking journey of self-discovery.   Awards ceremony Trailer ...
     

    TIFF Piers Handling at TIFF 14 Closing Night Leopoldo Soto

    Video by Leopoldo Soto  Piers Handling offered a few words before the closing film, proud of his achievments and perspectives, 6000 industry delegates attending, 41 film sales...and is excited about the future 40th anniversatry of TIFF for  2015. As the 39th Toronto International Film Festival concludes on a high note, setting a new record for industry delegate attendance and delivering strong film sales. This year saw the Festival’s highest film sale t...
     

    LOS BAÑISTAS red carpet ambiance

    The economy has collapsed. In a universe of moral and economic impoverishment, we find Flavia, a spoiled teenager with artistic aspirations that are somewhat frustrated when she is not accepted at the University. Her neighbor Martin, a mature man with rigid routines, is her antipode. When Flavia meets Martin, there are sparks of friction at all times, and the situation is unlikely to get any better. Max Zunino was born in Uruguay and lives in Mexico. He is l...
     

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    PARADISE LOST the full Press Conference

    An American surfer (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) meets the girl of his dreams — but gets a brutal (sur)reality check when he meets her uncle, Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro). More than twenty years after his death in 1993, Pablo Escobar's impact on Colombia is still impossible to measure. His cocaine trafficking empire made him one of the wealthiest criminals in history, and he was responsible for the deaths of thousands. Yet the Robin H...
     

    TIFF 14 Final Day — and the Winners are...

    Grolsch People's Choice Award Winners As voted by Festival attendees, the Grolsch People's Choice Award Winner is THE IMITATION GAME. Catch a free screening of the film tonight at 6pm at the Ryerson Theatre. Tickets will be available at the venue on a first-come, first-served basis two hours prior to the screening. Congratulations to our other award Winners: ...
     

    TIFF 14 Kate Winslet at the Closing night

    Video by Leopoldo Soto KATE WINSLET, and Dir. Alan Rickman, presenting A little chaos, during the closing night ceremony, at 2014 TIFF.   ...
     

    Escobar ar TIFF14

    Dir. Andrea di Stefano, Josh, abd Claudia Traisac, duribg Q.A. Jish An American surfer (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) meets the girl of his dreams — but gets a brutal (sur)reality check when he meets her uncle, Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro). More than twenty years after his death in 1993, Pablo Escobar's impact on Colombia is still impossible to measure. His cocaine trafficking empire made him one of the wealthiest criminals in history, and he was res...
     

    92 Year Old Dancing Ice Cream Lady @ eOne PArty - The Real Star at TIFF 2014 - Watch the TWO videos HERE!

    Living it up at eOne party with my new idol the 92 year old dancing ice cream lady - Here I am with film director Albert Fernandez with a film at TIFF! who helped make these festivities bright and lots of fun!   ...
     

    TIFF 14 Day 10

    Cameron Bailey's Day 10 Picks  Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director:  THE SEARCH | Bloor Hot Docs Cinema | 2:45PM FAR FROM MEN | Ryerson Theatre | 3PM  FROM WHAT IS BEFORE | AGO Jackman Hall | 2:30PM  RED AMNESIA | Scotiabank 1 | 7PM  CONFESSION | Scotiabank 8 | 12PM  Click here for more info.    Remember: You Can Rush Rush tickets are sold, when available,...
     

    Charles Herzfeld Technicolor Wreaks Havoc @ TIFF - Industry

    Charles Herzfeld is a 25 year veteran Technicolor senior VP Features. He shares his view on TIFF and why he loves this festival so much. Talking shop to Laurie Gordon for  filmfestivals.com, Charles tells us why he has attended TIFF for the past 15 years. At this year's TIFF 2014 Technicolor worked on Chris Rock's latest film TOP FIVE and Pink Floyds THE WALL new version   ...
     

    TIFF 2014 E One Party with Albert Nerenberg & Johnny Brower - A little prophecy 1969

          Laurie Gordon asks Albert Nerenberg about his new TV Pilot for Vision TV. Legendary rock promoter Johnny Brower is eerily spot on having no idea about Laurie's story with animator Ryan Larkin. Listen closely.Note how Laurie goes silent when Johnny talks about Laurie finding him on the street….which was a joke. But pretty much Ryan and Laurie's story as depicted in the documentary film Ryan's Renaissance.   ...

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    Roy Andersen A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE The awards ceremony took place on 6 September 2014 VENEZIA 71 The Venezia 71 Jury, chaired by Alexandre Desplat and comprised ofJoan Chen, Philip Gröning, Jessica Hausner, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandy Powell, Tim Roth, Elia Suleiman and Carlo Verdone having viewed all 20 films in competition, has decided as follows:   GOLDEN LION for...

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    Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: NO LAND'S SONG - audience award for best documentary

    Every year FFM offers a few interesting feature documentaries, and once again, the most precious one was made by an Iranian author living abroad - Ayat Najafi’s No Land’s Song (German-French co-production). Arguably winning the audience award for best documentary, Najafi succeeded in his first feature to overcome all difficulties that a documentary filmmaker can encounter – telling a story in a compelling way engaging the audience as if it was a fiction movie, yet showing the f...
     

    Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: OF HORSES AND MEN - a breathtaking film!

    Once again a debut film, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men (Hross I Oss, shown out of competition, produced by acclaimed Icelandic producer and filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who was a member of this year FFM’s jury) is a piece that is very difficult to write about... Why? Because it is one of those rare films that have to be seen in order to be properly experienced. Or, probably because this is not just a great piece – this is a masterpiece! It’s a true excit...
     

    Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: GONZALEZ - best first fiction feature

    Mexican Gonzalez, an extraordinary debut film of Christian Diaz Pardo (made for less than $100.000), arguably won Golden Zenith award for best first fiction feature (awarded from a jury headed by film scholar and connoisseur, Iranian filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou, author of the great documentary Abbas Kiarostami: A report, which I reviewed last year). Gonzales is a story about a young man in debt who finds a new job as a call center operator of a Christian sect led by a highly seductive pastor...

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    New York Festivals Television & Film Awards will honor Ken Aagaard, Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Services, CBS Sports with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Aagaard will receive the award at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards gala on April 14, 2015 at the annual NAB Show.  New York Festivals TV & Film Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes prominent industry leaders whose accomplishments and contributions h...
     

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      Serena, directed by Eric Lamhene from Luxembourg is the winner of the Best Picture of the sixth edition of the Malta Short Film Festival. The award ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julians Malta under the auspices of Dr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government. Present for the event was also Film Commissioner Engelbert Grech and TVM chairman Dr Tonio Portughese. Federico Tocchella’s film ‘Isaac’ won the Foreign Jury Award and B...
     

    Winners of the 34th Atlantic Film Festival announced!

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    The 2015 Television & Film Awards competition


    Submit by October 15, 2014

    The New York Festivals Awards 2015 ceremony will celebrate the World’s Best TV & Films™, as well as present the Lifetime Achievement Award, Broadcaster of the Year, Production Company of the Year, and United Nations Department of Public Information Awards. For more information on the 2015 Television & Film Awards visit: www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

    The deadline to enter the 2015 Television & Film Awards competition is October 15, 2014. Entry details and competition rules and regulations can be found on the NYF Television & Film Awards website www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/. To view the complete list of categories click: HERE

    All Entries in the 2015 competition will be judged online and screened by New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200 plus producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Television & Film Awards website.SUBMIT

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    The Nashville Film Festival 46th Annual April 16 - 25, 2015

    The Nashville Film Festival is proud to bring the world to Nashville through a celebration of the diversity of the human spirit expressed through the art of film. In year-round programs, NaFF helps build a more informed, collaborative and alive community.

    The call for entries for the 2015 Nashville Film Festival is now open. Make sure to enter your film today. We offer cash and prizes valued at over $54,000 and qualify Live Action, Animated and Documentary Short Films for Academy Award™ consideration. SUBMIT VIA WAB or use the Call for Entry 2015 .

    Nashville Film Festival's blog I Website: www.nashvillefilmfestival.org

     

     

    The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) March 25 - 29, 2015

    Final deadline is January 30th 2015.  Please submit via "Withoutabox"

    The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is presented by the Sonoma Film Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, as a welcoming, entertaining and inspiring cinematic experience that supports and promotes independent films, celebrates the cultural diversity in the Sonoma Valley through film, and funds visual arts in education.
    "2014" - 220 Filmmakers - 14 countries - 114 films

    Named one of America's "Top Ten Destination Film Festivals," Sonoma prides itself on giving every filmmaker the royal treatment. Celebrated as one of the friendliest and most uplifting festivals on the circuit. SUBMIT

    Sonoma International Film Festival's blog I Website www.sonomafilmfest.org

     

     

    Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival April 23 - May 3, 2015

    EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE – November 19, 2014

    Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca), North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 22nd annual edition from April 23 – May 3, 2015. An outstanding selection of approximately 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.

    SUBMIT

    Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival's blog I Website http://www.hotdocs.ca/

     

    Tackling Torture Video Contest Winners Announced April 10, 2015


    Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015

    Unfortunately, a majority of the under-informed and misinformed public now thinks that torture is necessary and useful.

    Tackling Torture at the Top, through this contest, hopes to produce entertaining and informative videos that contradict this harmful and inhumane view, educate the public, raise questions about the direction of our foreign policy and our use of the military, and by so doing, give the public the awareness and courage to rein in our country’s out of control security apparatus. SUBMIT

    Tackling Torture Video Contest's blog I Website tacklingtorturevideocontest.webs.com/

     

     

    The Boulder International Film Festival.  Mach 5- 8, 2015

    Late Deadline: October 6

    A filmmaker’s festival. 
    Our big idea? Combine low entry fees with generous filmmaker hospitality, and open the festival to gifted film artists worldwide. This has made BIFF one of the most influential festivals in the US, with an extraordinary number of new films that have gone from BIFF to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations. Chris Gore, the author of The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, says "The staff's dedication to championing true Indies, the amazing hospitality along with a classic theater make this a festival that should be on the top of every filmmaker's list”. Submit today, you’ll love it here. SUBMIT

    BIFF's blog I Website www.biff1.com

     

    Silver Springs International Film Festival April 8 - 12, 2015

    Regular Deadline: October 1, 2014 

    SSIFF provides filmmakers and their audiences a unique, sophisticated and welcoming experience, featuring four full days of screenings, events and professional networking and development opportunities.  
    Categories include: Feature (more than 60 minutes), Short (not more than 20 minutes), Documentary Feature (more than 40 minutes), Documentary Short (not more than 30 minutes), Student Short (not more than 20 minutes) and Animation (long and short format).
    SUBMIT

    Silver Springs International Film Festival's blog I Website www.SpringsFilmFest.com

     

     

    New York Int'l Children's Film Festival February 27 - March 22, 2015


    Final Deadline for Shorts Oct 6, 2014 - Final Deadline for Feature Films Nov 10, 2014

    New York Int'l Children's Film Festival is North America's film festival for children and teens. Each year the Festival presents 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, audience voting, and an annual Awards Ceremony.

    We are looking for creative, original, non-formulaic short and feature films that support our mission to create a more dynamic film culture for children and teens. We often program films that were not created with a young audience in mind, but are received passionately and enthusiastically by attendees ages 3-18 nonetheless. We are not shy about showing films with mature themes, subject matter, language or sensibilities.

    Members of the Festival jury include Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Bill Plympton, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, Henry Selick and Gus van Sant, among others. The Festival is an Academy®-qualifying festival. SUBMIT

    NYICFF's blog I Website www.gkids.com  

     

     

    The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 22 -25, 2015

    This will mark the 10th year anniversary of the festival ranked one of the top 25 film festivals in the World by Movie Maker Magazine.
    We are open to all genres. MBIFF also has a budget category, so a film with a 10 thousand dollar budget does not compete against a project with a 10 million dollar budget (with the exception of the overall winner).
    We have been quoted as the best or one of the best festivals ever attended by films makers around the globe.

    We are passionate about film and it shows! Submit by January 10th 2015

    Myrtle Beach International Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/

     

    The Garden State Film Festival

    2015 Call for Entries is OPEN NOW!!!

    The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works as well as provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work.  Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions all open now!!

    Film Entries
    Screenplay Competition
    Movie Music Competition

    The Garden State Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.gsff.org

     

    Leeds International Film Festival Deadline for submissions September 19

    The 28th Leeds International Film Festival offers fantastic opportunities to short film makers who submit their films to the festival. Entries that are selected at LIFF28 qualify for both the Academy Awards® and BAFTAs. The Final Deadline for short film submissions is September 19th

    SUBMIT

    Leeds International Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.leedsfilm.com/ 

     

    Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 9- 18 January 2015:  Late Deadline September 19

    Flickerfest is an Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival for the 2014/15 awards.

    FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held at the Bondi Pavilion on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2015. The Festival in 2015 will celebrate 24 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showcases. Following the Festival in Sydney, a selection of films will go on tour to capital cities and regional centres around Australia. SUBMIT

    Flickerfest International Short Film Festival's blog I Website http://flickerfest.com.au/ 

    Victoria Film Festival 2015 Call for Entries

    For over 20 years, The Victoria Film Festival, has brought the best in narratives, documentaries and shorts every year to Victoria and Vancouver Island during it’s ten day celebration of film. Eclectic and inspiring, the Festival hosts an array of guests that includes film directors, producers, distributors, festival and TV programmer
    Late postmark deadline: September 11th, 2014

    Extended Deadline: September 17th, 2014

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

     

    L Europe autour de l' Europe Festival calling for entry for 2015

    Film submission deadline: December 15, 2014   Subscription fee : free   Participation rules: 1) Production: 47 countries of the Council of Europe 2) Screening formats : 35mm, 16mm, DCP, Quicktime, BluRay, Beta SP, Digibeta, DVD 3) Screeners : DVD, BluRay or link with French or English subtitles   Address : Evropa Film Akt / Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe 22 rue Deparcieux 75014 Paris, France   E-mail : leuropeautourdeleurope@gmail.com...

    Evropa Film Akt's blog I Website http://evropafilmakt.com

     

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    43 edition of FNC lines up strong Quebec / Canadian films

    The 43rd Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is pleased to announce the first wave of films from Quebec and Canada in our lineup. Once again this year, the Festival will be putting local cinema in the limelight by screening some much-awaited works spread out over several programs, including the International Competition – Louve d’or, Focus, FNC Lab, Panorama and Special Presentation for the features as well as a variety of short film programs. The FNC will present t...
     

    Highlights from FNC 14

    SENSUAL AND BEWITCHING, HERE IS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER OF THE 43rd FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA   Waiting the opening of the Festival on October 8, discover the official trailer of the 43rd edition. Thanks to Ottoblix for these 30 seconds of sensuality.  Discover the trailer  Discover the 15 second...
     

    High Falls Film Festival Announces 12th Season -- Films Include Three World and Two U.S. Premieres

    The High Falls Film Festival (HFFF), one of the nation's longest running film festivals celebrating the achievements of women in filmmaking, today announced the schedule of films and special events for the 12th festival season. Tickets go on sale Friday September 19 at 3PM at highfallsfilmfestival.com.    The Festival runs Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26 at The Little Theatre and the Dryden Theatr...
     

    WILLiFEST Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

    WILLiFEST Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary We're back!!! We are celebrating our 5th year with a kick-off invitation only (Sorry!) cocktail party this Thursday in Williamsburg which will be followed by our Opening Night Screening at the Williamsburg Cinemas. This year WILLiFEST presents the premiere of director Malindi Fickle’s drama Suck It Up Buttercup. Friday brings a full day and night of  screenings at two venues, Williamsburg Cinemas and returning partner El Puente. ...
     

    Strategic Partners 2014 wraps celebrating creative collaborations and the establishment of trailblazing partnerships

     
    Strategic Partners 2014 September 11 - 14, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  ...
     

    “Cine Italiano! 2014 – Cinema Italian Style in Hong Kong” is back for its third edition!

    Co-presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong, this year's edition will once again be held at The Grand Cinema, Elements, Kowloon Station, with 8 latest selected Italian films running from 17 to 21 September 2014. The festival will open with the Asian premiere of Ferzan OZPETEK’s FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS (Allacciate le cinture). Mr. OZPET...
     

    Antenna Documentary Film Festival Announces Full Program

    You Couldn’t Make This Up… Screening in Sydney from Tuesday 14 to Sunday 19 October the Antenna Documentary Film Festival today announces their full program line up. From game-changing docos, bold in style and extraordinary in form, to live interactive tales, Antenna proves yet again this is a festival with attitude, triumphs, challenges and soul. Presenting their most ambitious program yet, filled with 35 features from over twenty countries, Antenna offers a rare opportun...
     

    Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival bring the best films of 2014 to Tasmania

     
      From the glitz and glamour of Cannes to world-firsts at Warsaw to the homegrown heroes in Sydney, the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival has scoured the world’s film festivals throughout the year to bring the best films of 2014 to Tasmania.   BOFA (sited in Launceston, Tasmania ) is proud to announce the full program of diverse and powerful films for its fifth annual festival, which will take place this year from Thursday November 6 to Sunday November 9, 2014...
     

    Boston Jewish Film Festival Announces Its 26th Annual Festival November 5-17

     
    “We are committed to bringing our audiences the very best films with Jewish content from around the globe, both fiction and documentary,” says Amy Geller, BJFF Artistic Director. “BJFF 2014 has a stellar line-up of films and related events--guest speakers, moderated discussions, after-parties, and in-person visits from filmmakers, actors, and other artists.” This year, there are 39 films from 14 countries including Cuba, Greece, Morocco, and the Philippines, and of co...
     

    /#/ ClipAward Mannheim /#/

    ClipAward | 9th Internation Low & No Budget Short Film Festival Mannheim The 9th edition of ClipAward will take place in October 3-5, 2014 in the baroque Mannheim Palace. About 600 fabulous shorts, documentaries, installations, and music videos have reached the ClipAward headquarter in Mannheim. After two sighting sessions it appears that it might be the best program in festival history. Deep, kinky, amusing, and entertaining!  ******** 3 days // 9 sections // more ...
     

    28th Wine Country Film Festival Opens this week: Movies in the Vineyards...

     
    A Cinematic Feast In The Valley of The Moon An eclectic SIX day celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange. Films screen Outdoors in a spectacular setting at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood & Inside the winery’s Grand Room Cave Theatre, The KenWood Restaurant, Dunbar School & nearby venues in the Heart of the Valley.         Opening Night in the Deerfield Cave Short Film Program One:  Wed. September 17, 6:00pm, Deerfield C...
     
     

    Time to Smile with Aladina and Jaeger-LeCoultre

    Jaeger- LeCoultre and Fundacion Aladina started up a new campaign to raise funds for the children with cancer during the 62 San Sebastian International Film Festival. Time to Smile, there is no time to waste but lives to save Several Spanish artists such as Belén Rueda, Eduard Fernández, Imanol Arias, Manuela Vellés, Juana Acosta and Miguel Angel Muñoz donated some photographies that will be shown in an exhibition set at the Hotel Maria Cristina during the Festival....
     

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    Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

    Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and a... 
     

    The Denver Film Society (DFS) is proud to announce special guests to CINELATINO

    Director, Richard Montoya Producer, Edward James Olmos ...
     

    Charles Herzfeld Technicolor Wreaks Havoc @ TIFF - OMG!

    Charles Herzfeld is a 25 year veteran Technicolor senior VP Features. He shares his view on TIFF and why he loves this festival so much. Talking shop to Laurie Gordon for  filmfestivals.com, Charles tells us why he has attended TIFF for the past 15 years. At this year's TIFF 2014 Technicolor worked on Chris Rock's latest film TOP FIVE and Pink Floyds THE WALL new version   ...
     

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    CINEFEST MISKOLC Report #3 Filmclips and mini reviews

    CINEFEST MISKOLC REPORT #3 FILMCLIPS AND MINI REVIEWS  By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com>       As the week winds down the hits (and misses) keep coming. GIBRALTAR: French Canadian directed by Frenchman Julien Leclerq (b. 1979) is a drug smuggling thriller set on the teeny British owned isle of Gibraltar, which Separates  Spain from North Africa. The Craggy Rock of Gibraltar is probably the world's most recognizable mountain landmark next to Sugar L...
     

    More Revelations at Miskolc From Slovenia and Estonia with Love

      Rebellious students come to class all wearing masks of the face of a classmate who committed suicide in Roc Bicek's  "Class Enemy" By Alex Deleon  <filmfestivals.com>   If one of the basic purposes of a film festival is to discover and reveal new talent from small countries then Jameson Miskolc is doing a truly remarkable job. Apart from four discoveries mentioned yesterday even more powerful new films have surfaced since -- from smaller countries...
     

    EFP presents ten European films and talent to Russian audiences at WESTWIND in Moscow

    Following a successful kick-off in 2013, European Film Promotion (EFP) will host the second edition of WESTWIND - a European Film Showcase in Moscow from 15 to 19 October, 2014. The public screenings will be introduced by the films' directors or talent at Moscow's centrally located  Formula Kino Horizont cinema. WESTWIND is supported by the MEDIA Programme (2007 - 2013) of the European Union and the participating member organisations. ...
     

    The Good Lie (U.S.) from director Philippe Falardeau to OPEN FNC 14

        THE GOOD LIE, BY PHILIPPE FALARDEAU WILL KICK OFF THE FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 8 The much-anticipated The Good Lie (U.S.) from director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar, FNC 2011 closing film; Congorama, FNC 2006 opening film) will mark the opening of the 43rd edition on Wednesday, October 8, at the Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts. The director’s first American feature follows refugees of Sudan’s civil war, universally kn...

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    Iceland's got Talent: RIFF Industry Days to showcase them

    RIFF Industry Days is the title of a series of workshops and talks to be held during the Reykjavík International Film Festival over the space of four days. The aim to facilitate better mutual knowledge and understanding between important players in the International audiovisual market, and to form a basis for a joint direction within the industry to pursue in the face of mutating markets.  On top of that you will get to go to cool cocktail pa... 
     

    Strategizing your festival roll out, a Keynote at IFP with Peter Belsito and Sidney Levine

    When: Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014 Time: 7:30 pm Where: Film Independent Office Address: 9911 W Pico Blvd 11th Fl Los Angeles, CA 90035  Cost: Free, for Film Independent Members only (get tickets)   Applying to film festivals can be a daunting and confusing affair. Which ones should you apply to first? How important is a world premiere? Beyond the prestige of Cannes, Toronto and Sundance, which festivals – both in the U.S...
     

    Need more and better film submissions for your festival? don't miss the one month booster

     
    Filmfestivals.com was established 1995 as world reference in this niche, we are proud of our track record in helping festivals attract more legitimacy, visibility and film submissions from our large base of international film professionals (370 000 unique filmmaker visitors each month), 159 500 subscribers to the newsletter. ONE TIME OFFER We suggest this quick one month booster program for your call for entry including  with 4 newsletter ads, your call for entry promoted one month lon...
     

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    PRISONNIERS DE LA LIBERTE Un film " HISTORIQUE ", de la realisatrice Lara Quaglia

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    LM - 2011 - Prod. AL/RU - Col/B/N Histoire - VOP st fr. - scenario et regie de Lara Quaglia /Prod: Blauer Reiter filmpr e.K/ GlobusXXI (Ru) /dist Les Films du cavalier bleu.be Acteur: Anna Walentynoivcz, Lara Quaglia, Lech Walesa, Gen Jaruzelski, Sharon Frier, Tadeus Fisbach, Marzenna Smolenska Premiére Belge Region Capital Bruxelles Cinéma Flagey Sortie Salles: 10/09/2014 Synopsis « Le temps est cruel avec les êtres humains. Qui fait l'histoire ?...

    le Festival du Film Lesbien, Gay, Bi, Trans & ++++ de Paris fête son 20e anniversaire

     
    du 25 novembre au 2 décembre 2014   From November 25th to December 2nd 2014 The Paris Lesbian Gay Bi Trans & ++++ Films Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary at Paris Bibliothèque & Beaubourg MK2 cinemas. Plus d’informations à venir sur > cheries-cheris.com > for more information.   ...
     

    Le Jury Longs Métrages du Festival de Biarritz

     
    Jury de la Compétition Longs métrages 2014 Atiq Rahimi – Président du Jury Écrivain, réalisateur Né à Kaboul, Atiq Rahimi a quitté son pays, envahi par les Soviétiques, lorsqu’il avait 22 ans, pour se réfugier d’abord au Pakistan, puis en France. Romancier, il publie Terre et cendres en 2000, Les Mille Maisons du rêve et de la terreur en 2002, Le Retou...
     

    Tanger tanger, ville invitée, une manifestation à la Gaîté lyrique du 25 au 28 septembre 2014

     
    Extraits de l’édito : Ville du Détroit   Quel est le point commun entre William Burroughs, Eugène Delacroix, Jimi Hendrix, Marguerite Yourcenar, Roland Barthes, John Malkovich, Yves Saint-Laurent, Keith Richards, Henri Matisse, Jim Jarmuch, agnès b., ou encore Jean Genêt ? Réponse : Tanger. Objet de fascination pour les uns, sujet et source d’inspiration pour les autres, celle que l’on nomme la ville du Détroit a fait coule...
     

    La nouvelle édition d'Objectif Cinéma propose aux enchères à Drouot 300 lots couvrant l'histoire du septième Art

     
    OBJECTIF CINÉMA : DEUXIÈME ! Vendredi 14 novembre 2014 Expert : Pierre Bourdy   La nouvelle édition d’Objectif cinéma propose à l’occasion du mois de la Photo quelque 300 lots couvrant l’histoire du septième art, du muet aux années 1980.  Les principaux courants cinématographiques sont évoqués au fil d’un parcours chronologique jalonné de figur...
     

    Prix du Jury des Collégiens organisé par le Département de la Charente-Maritime au Festival de la Fiction TV de La Rochelle

    Le Conseil général assure un soutien actif au développement de la filière audiovisuelle en Charente-Maritime. Depuis 13 ans, 570 000 euros sont investis chaque année pour inciter les sociétés de production à choisir notre département comme lieu de tournage. Durant cette même période, les tournages de fiction ont été multipliés par 5 sur notre territoire ! ...
     

    36e Cinemed - Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier - 25 octobre au 1er novembre/ AVANT - PROGRAMME.

     
    Capitale du cinéma méditerranéen, Cinemed explore territoires, identités culturelles et générations de cinéastes, curieux des nouveaux langages cinématographiques et respectueux d’un patrimoine riche, souvent méconnu, prémices d’une création foisonnante. Avant-Premières, panoramas, documentaires, courts et longs métrages, rencontres professionnelles, le Festival du Cinéma Méd...
     

    6 projets de longs métrages francophones pour le Forum de Namur dont deux projets français :

    6 projets de longs métrages francophones pour le Forum de Namur dont deux projets français : « Dès l’aube » de Philip Martin, Eau Vive Production (Xénia Maingot) et « Trans » de Géraldine Boudot, Koro Films (Dianne Jassem et Céline Chapdaniel)   Depuis 11 ans, le Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur organise avec le soutien de ses partenaires le Forum Francoph...
     

    Le Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, 5ème édition, rendra hommage à Christophe Honoré

    HOMMAGE A CHRISTOPHE HONORE / 15/20 octobre 2014 Le Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, 5ème édition, rendra hommage à Christophe Honoré en proposant une RETROSPECTIVE INTEGRALE de ses films et une RENCONTRE avec le cinéaste, animée par Nicolas Thévenin et Morgan Pokée, rédacteurs de la revue Répliques, partenaire de la manifestation.     « Christophe Honor&ea...
     

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    The 4th Filmfest homochrom in Cologne and Dortmund, Germany, is opening with the German premiere of THE NORMAL HEART.

    Filmfest homochrom is the LGBT film festival of Rhine-Ruhr, Europe's biggest polycentric metropolitan area, with Germany's gay capital Cologne and the largest Ruhr city, Dortmund. Although it is the youngest of Germany's queer film festivals, it is establishing itself as a fresh premiere festival with international appeal. This year's selection include premieres lik ALEX & ALI, BFFs, OCCUPYING ED, BOY MEETS GIRL, THE FOXY MERKINS, QUEEN OF AMSTERDAM and also Teddy winners THE WAY HE LOOKS and DER KREIS. Several directors and actors will be attending the festival and audiences will decide on the awards "Chromie".

    THE NORMAL HEART (German premiere)

    (USA 2014, 132 min, directed by Ryan Murphy, with Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer etc.)

    Date: October 15th

    Location: Cologne, Germany

    Homepage: www.homochrom.de/filmfest-2014

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