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    FEFF CAMPUS 2015

    A brand new project dedicated to young Asian and European journalists,

    conceived and coordinated by Mathew Scott.

     

    Selected candidates will experience the Festival first hand,

    through seminars and workshops.

     

     

     

    UDINE – The highly anticipated 17th edition of the Far East Film Festival will for the first time host a campus for young journalists that will combine education and on-site experience with cultural exchanges between writers from Asia and Europe.

    During the exclusive FEFF Campus 2015, four candidates from Europe and four from Asia (all under 30) will be selected for a programme that will include seminars and workshops focusing on the art of film and writing in an exchange between European and Asian media.

    Successful candidates will work under the supervision of and receive guidance from a host of experienced film industry and media professionals, led by film industry veteran and close friend of the Festival Mathew Scott. The candidates will contribute to a festival newsletter and embrace all aspects of both the festival as well as the cultural and historic life of Udine and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.

    They will learn what makes the festival tick – the films, the talks, the people – while gaining an invaluable insight into how to establish themselves in the world of modern media. It is a unique opportunity that will allow these young writers to experience the festival first hand and play an active role in what has become known across the globe as the Far East Film Festival community.

    FEFF Campus 2015 has the privilege to be supported by important European and Asian associations and organizations such as Europa Cinemas and Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC).

     

    Mathew Scott has been writing about Asian cinema from his base in Hong Kong for the past 20 years. He was Film Editor at the South China Morning Post, Asia’s leading English-language daily newspaper, and is a regular contributor to the French news agency Agence France-Presse and an occasional contributor to such film industry publications as Variety, Screen Daily and The Hollywood Reporter. Mathew’s work has also been published in Slate.com, The Guardian, The Independent, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2014 he helped facilitate the successful Cultural Journalism Campus that ran as a sideline to the Art Basel event in Hong Kong.


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    The European Independent Film Festival announces its' Official Selection for the tenth edition of the festival which will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April 2015 in Paris, France.  
    ÉCU 2015 will showcase 84 films from 32 countries ranging from features, shorts, documentaries, animated and student films to experimental works. ÉCU's Official Selection represents the very best independent filmmaking talents from the world. Filmmakers will be competing in 12 categories for 22 awards, including the prestigious title of 'Best European Independent Film 2015'. In addition, ÉCU will again present a special section competing for the Ahmed Khedr Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking.   

     

    Some highlights from the ÉCU 2015 Official Selection are:

    Pseudonym Thriller by first time director Thierry Seban  

     

     

    KILLING MY GIRL (United Kingdom) directed by Tasos Giapoutzis. A heart-wrenching, memory-searing film of a young Muslim girl forced to abort against her will.

     

    AMBITION (Poland) directed by Tomek Bagiński. Starring Aidan Gillen  (GAME OF THRONES). On a remote planet a Master watches his Apprentice carry out tests with nanotechnology as she tries to prove herself worthy of advancement.

     

    8 SPIDERS (Mexico) directed by Daniel Lecanda. Everyone in the world will swallow 8 spiders in their lives. Not in this film. An arachnophobe will trade sex with a woman if she swallows his spiders instead. 

     

    THE BIGGER PICTURE (United Kingdom) directed by Daisy Jacobs. A BAFTA-winning animated film. This is a stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother.

     

    PSEUDONYM (France) directed by Thierry Sebban. Alex is a divorced father, a stressed partner, and all he does is work. But tonight he has a virtual meeting with a young woman and this encounter will plunge into a downward spiral and disrupt his life forever.  

     

    THE LAST IMPRESARIO (Australia) directed by ÉCU alumni Gracie Otto. This documentary follows Michael White on a 3-year odyssey documenting an incredible life. Told by Naomi Watts, Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, John Waters and Barry Humphries, this is a must-see. 

     

    "This is our 10th year of discovering and projecting the best indie films from around the world. ÉCU 2015's Official Selection completely epitomises our mantra of promoting independence in spirit, creativeness and sheer cinematic entertainment." says Scott Hillier, Oscar-honoured filmmaker and ÉCU's founder." We continue our tradition of being a true filmmakers' festival, where directors are encouraged to develop their unique voices in a creative, welcoming and stimulating environment."

     

    As well as the film screenings, festival attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an array of workshops, such as scriptwriting, editing and directing, as well as the 'Meet-the-Directors' discussions. There is also a full program of live music hosted by ÉCU's partner Access Film Music.

     

     

    As a result of ÉCU's commitment to the discovery, promotion and projection of independent films, it is often referred to as the European equivalent of the Sundance Film Festival. The European Independent Film Festival will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April 2015 at the Cinema Les 7 Parnassiens, 75014 Paris. For more information and a full list of the 2015 Official Selection, go to www.ecufilmfestival.com.


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    17th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL –

    Images of the 21st Century

    March 13 – 22, 2015

     

    The main tributes of the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century honour the work of two filmmakers: that of Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper and of Romanian director Alexandru Solomon. Both will attend the festival to present and discuss their work with the Thessaloniki audiences and guests.

     

    Hubert SauperTribute

     

    “My reflex is not to make a film for the good of the world. I think I do have the desire, as do many other authors, to reveal myself, to bring my perspective and to say clearly, here, this is what I think, this is what I see and I have personally experienced this story and I would like to tell it to you.” Hubert Sauper

     

    Austrian film director, writer, actor and producer Hubert Sauper has become known for his revelatory documentaries – especially those shot in the African continent. Unapologetically political, his latest work focuses on the varied consequences of colonialism and globalization in countries like Zaire, Tanzania and Sudan.

     

    Born in Kitzbühel/Tyrol, in the Austrian Alps, Sauper has lived in Great Britain, Italy, the USA, and then France for ten years. He studied film directing in Vienna at the University of Performing Arts and in Paris at the University of Paris VIII. Hubert teaches film in Europe and the USA. Sauper’s films have won numerous awards in international film festivals. The tribute to his work includes his most recent documentary We Come as Friends, which marks his return to documentary filmmaking ten years after the Oscar-nominated Darwin’s Nightmare.

     

    On the Road with Emil (1993) centres on circus director and ringmaster Emil, as he travels with his company through the Austrian winter landscape. This is not a film about the spectacle of performing animals (although the performing goats are something to behold), but rather an insightful film about a family on the road.

     

    “Why do Hutus and Tutsis kill each other? Who are the victims and who are the real culprits in a complicated war? You really shouldn’t expect this film to provide easy answers to such questions. This is not just another white man’s view on Black Africa. In Sauper’s documentary the camera helps us see. It simply shows us the cruelty of man”. Jean Rouch praises Kisangani Diary (1998), proclaiming the birth of a new type of cinema, “a cinema of contact”, through which Sauper presents a shocking account of the harrowing experience of hundreds of thousands Rwandan Hutu refugees in the Zairian jungle.  

     

    Taking a break from his African explorations, Sauper returns to France to document different instances of domestic violence in Alone with our Stories (2002). “Marital violence is not only the most invisible and neglected form of war, but also the most threatening and destructive”, Sauper believes and turns his attention not only to the physical but also to the psychological abuse women face in their relationships and marriages.

     

    His next film and most popular one yet, Darwin’s Nightmare (2004), traces the economical, social and ecological effects caused by the fishing industry in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. The behaviour of the alien Nile perch, which was introduced into the lake in the 60s and gradually managed to annihilate its surrounding ecosystem, becomes a metaphor for the Western “veni, vidi, vici” invasion and exploitation of African resources.

     

    Six years in the making, We Come as Friends (2014) picks up on the rhetoric Sauper established with Kinsigani Diary and Darwin’s Nightmare. Flying on a plane he himself has built, Sauper lands in different parts of the newly formed Southern Sudan, not to intervene as a Deus ex Machina, but to capture the thoughts and dreams of its people. UN peacekeepers, Chinese oil workers, American evangelists and Sudanese locals each become a piece of the neo-colonialist experiment that divided Sudan has become.

     

    Alexandru Solomon Tribute

     

    Incredible stories from the past, shocking truths and lies, memory and reality: this is the work of Alexandru Solomon, one of the leading political documentary filmmakers in Romania.

    Filmmaker, cinematographer and producer, Solomon was born in Bucharest in 1966. He studied in the Film and Theater Academy School and started working as a cinematographer, before he moved to documentary directing. An active producer as well, he has been developing projects since the 90s, focusing on co-productions with countries like the UK, Canada, France and Germany. He is also teaching at the Film School and within the Arts Academy in Bucharest. His films have participated in numerous festivals internationally.

    Solomon’s work does not subscribe to a single, given genre, style or narrative methodology. Through either observation or detailed journalistic research, Solomon looks to the past in an exploration of history, politics and society that allows him to succinctly comment on the present.

     

    Kapitalism: OurImprovedFormula (2010) is one of his most characteristic documentaries. Driven by the idea that Ceausescu has returned to check contemporary society, Solomon interviews Romania’s millionaires, creating the portrait of a country in limbo between communism and capitalism, that has surrendered to a never-ending cycle of corruption and impunity.

     

    “Every city has the traffic it deserves”, says Solomon and sits with Apocalypse on Wheels (2008) next to five different people who are driving daily through the streets of Bucharest – chaos and lack of human respect emerge as the protagonists of an irrational system that places Romania among the countries with the highest traffic-related death rate in Europe.

     

    Cold Waves (2007) goes behind the scenes of the legendary Radio Free Europe station, which initially started out as a CIA propaganda tool back in the 50s, but later became a comforting companion to Romanians during Ceausescu’s rule - the latter famously recruited Carlos to “take care of” the situation. The past is also recalled in ClaraB. (2006), where the mysterious (fictional) protagonist’s life is reconstructed by a museum archivist in a meditation on archives, memory and twentieth century history.

     

    Another incredible true story is the one told in Solomon’s documentary debut The Great Communist Bank Robbery (2004). Interviews and archival material expose a hard and tragicomic side of communism: in 1959, a group of prominent members of the Romanian Communist Party organize a bank robbery, get arrested and later agree to play themselves in a film that reconstructs the crime. The film was released after their execution.

     

     

     

     

     


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    The 16th Golden Trailer Awards 
    May 6th, 2015

    Submit by march 16th
    Movie trailers play an increasingly important role in entertaining us and helping us determine where to spend our leisure time. The best trailers are works of art in their own right, expertly blending elements of cinema and advertising.

    Each year through an open competition judged by film industry notables, the Golden Trailer Awards recognize the creative people who make movie trailers, and the best examples of their unique art, in a gala award show.

    Trailers must be under 4 minutes and 30 seconds long (no exceptions). Trailers/Teasers/TV spots/Video Game Trailers must be created between April 11th, 2014 through March 16th, 2015. For SUMMER 2015 BLOCKBUSTER (Film RELEASE date between May 7th, 2015 until September 7th, 2015)... Rules for Entry GTA2015   

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    Manchester International Film Festival
    July 10 - 12, 2015

    Submit by March 5, 2015

    The Manchester International Film Festival has been founded to become an annual event to showcase strong and inventive film-making from around the globe. Running alongside the established and world renowned Manchester International Festival, which brings over 200,000 people to the city, the inaugural Manchester International Film Festival will take place across 2 screens at the AMC Cinema in the Great Northern Warehouse and various original and cool venues in and around the vibrant and creative city of Manchester.

    The organisations quest is to champion great story telling that translates brilliantly onto screen through works from Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals.

    Shortlisted films will compete for awards in the following categories:

    Best British Independent Feature 
    Best International Feature 
    Best Documentary 
    Best Experimental Film 
    Best Short 
    Best Music Video 
    Best Animation 
    Best Student Film 
    Best Screenplay 
    Best Cinematography 
    Best Actor 
    Best Actress 
    Best Director 
    Film of the Festival

    Entries for the inaugural festival are now open via filmfreeway and withoutabox

    Manchester International Film Festival's blog I Website: http://www.maniff.com/

    The Montreal World Film Festival
    August 27, September 7

    The regulations and entry forms to submit a film to the 2015 edition of the MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL are available for download. Please follow the links to get a copy. 
    2015 REGULATIONS
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    Oaxaca FilmFest 6
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    NYC Indie Film Festival 2014
    October 12 - 18, 2015


    Join the celebration of the true independent filmmaker. SUBMIT your feature-length, documentary, short, super-short, music video, art video or animation. The festival takes place in iconic Times Square’s Theater District in New York City, every October.

    We seek untold stories and unspoken voices – from horrors to documentaries to adventures to comedies, from great acting to anime. We are looking for films from around the globe that the world must see.
    First set of prizes Best Director and Best Cinematographer  to receive 7,500USD rental package provided for Panavision.
    We are also starting a short screenplay contest with a fabulous first prize of a 7,500 USD rental package provided by Panavision. 

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    Hollyshorts 
    August 13-22, 2015

    The 11th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference/Film Market, scheduled for August 13-22, 2015 at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre and Roosevelt Hotel, is now accepting submissions. (www.withoutabox.com/login/4655)   2014 HSFF, 3 times named to MovieMaker Magazine “Top 25 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” lists, featured over 400 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Sofia Loren, Bill Plympton, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Felicia Day.  HSFF awarded over $150,000 in prizes, including $50,000 in post services courtesy of COMPANY 3 and METHOD STUDIOS for Best Short, Director, Music Video, Cinematography, VFX, and Commercial. Shorts HD distribution deals for winners and Final Draft prizes for Screenplay Contest winners.  

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    Le MIAFF ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Film Festival
    April 16 – 19, 2015

    Le MIAFF (April 16 – 19, 2015) is a Montreal-based international animation film festival providing a showcase for animators and animation producers to showcase and market their works. 

    Le MIAFF provides an animation industry conference, workshops for animators, producers network, cocktail networking and ANIMAZE DAYS international co-production incentive. For independent filmmakers festival strategy workshops. 
    Taking place during The City of Montreal Printemps Numerique (Digital Spring) Le MIAFF will also facilitate and curate works and subjects pertaining to digital arts. 
    Expect news to unfold, great guest and films to be screened. Motivational guest speakers, teachers and master classes. Taking place on site at Concordia state of the art Hall Theatre which just completed a 3.5 million dollar state of the art screening room. 
    The festival will screen animation features, shorts and experimental film. Industry conferences, panels and international co-productions will be facilitated. Workshops on the state of the art(s). Public film festival screening, panels and educational platform for children. A student film contest challenge from all graduate level animation film schools across the province of Quebec and Canada.
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    Colortape International Film Festival 
    June 2015

     


    February 28, 2015. Early bird deadline.

    "Guaranteed acceptance & entry of your films in our festival, one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere! http://www.colortapeinternational.com! Discounted early bird"

    Aiming to be the most prestigious and recognized film festival whilst Australia's largest "online" multicultural event endeavors to connect cultural backgrounds from every corner of the world!!!! The Colortape International Film Festival is a platform for international and local professionals and developing animators/filmmakers/script writers/digital content creators/musicians to showcase their creative skills and help them expand their careers. Colortape International Film Festival is a festival created by industry professionals to support filmmakers world wide. We plan a Red Carpet premier for films on Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Perth WA, Brisbane QLD, Sydney NSW, Melbourne VIC, Adelaide SA, Hobart TAS, Darwin & Alice Springs in NT, and capital cities throughout Asia, Africa, South & North America, Europe, Middle East. 

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    Pseudonym, for festival consideration

    Synopsis:  Alex is a divorced father, a stressed executive. His daily routine is work, work, work. Tonight he's in a hurry, he's due to meet a beautiful young stranger... who contacted him via the internet. But this blind date will flip him into a downward spiral and disrupt forever the course of his life.  Thriller, 75 min., Scope, Dolby 5.1  Directed by Thierry Sebban  Starring: Simon Abkarian, Igor Skreblin, Perrine Tourneux... Email us for a screener
     

    January Selection of Films for your consideration

    Treasures of European Film Culture

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    First places listed are in memory of Bergman, Eisenstein, Guerra and the Lumière brothers We proudly present a new initiative: TREASURES OF EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE, a list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. The initiative was inspired by an idea of EFA Members Naum Kleiman and Ulrich & Erika Gregor. Film historian and former director of t...
     

    Locarno Carte Blanche 2015: spotlight on Israel

    The fifth edition of Carte Blanche, the Festival del film Locarno’s initiative dedicated to films in post-production, this year turns the spotlight on Israel. The films that will be selected will have the chance to be presented to the professionals attending Locarno during the Industry Days. Thanks to a partnership with the Israel Film Fund, which coordinates the Israeli works in progress of the initiative, Carte Blanche will select 5 to 7 fi...
     

    New York: Wild Film Festival 2015

    Celebrating wilderness and adventure, the festival was staged for a packed audience in the New York’s Explorers Club from January 29 – 31, selecting 21 award winning productions and finalists originating in 27 countries from more than 200 submissions. As the Polar Film Festival held in the same venue last November, the films chosen were characterized by outstanding cinematography and had a clear tendency towards action oriented advocacy documentaries. Introductions to the film...
     

    Human Rights Watch Film Festival Delivers Empowering Works from Global Voices to Toronto Audiences

     
    Lineup includes films from established and emerging directors including Joshua Oppenheimer, Wim Wenders, Patricio Henriquez and Hajooj Kuka   TORONTO — TIFF and Human Rights Watch co-present the 12th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, with a powerful lineup of eight films that recount extraordinary stories of struggle, survival and hope. Showcasing cinema at the forefront of the human rights movement, the festival aims to draw attention to human rights violations...
     

    EIFF announces the retrospective films

     
    EIFF today announced that the main 2015 retrospective is "LITTLE BIG SCREEN", which will offer a rare opportunity to see some of the finest American TV movies from the 1960's and 70's.   The retrospective will include screenings of films by some of Hollywood’s biggest directors including Steven Spielberg (DUEL), Michael Mann (THE JERICHO MILE), Tobe Hooper (SALEMS LOT), and Sam Peckinpah (NOON WINE).   Niall Greig Fulton, EIFF Senior Programmer said "Wi...
     

    The Bagri Foundation will host its first World Cinema Club of 2015

     
    The Bagri Foundation will host its first World Cinema Club of 2015 at Asia House on Tuesday 17th March 2015 from 6.45-8pm, which you may be interested in attending.    The aim of the club is to promote a deeper engagement with films from around the planet at meetings that are engaging, informative and enjoyable. This session turns its attention to Indian Cinema with a talk by the respected film expert, Sangeeta Datta.   Accompanied ...
     

    CITIZENFOUR by Oscar® nominee Laura Poitras debuts feb 23 on HBO

    The acclaimed documentary CITIZENFOUR, one of the most talked-about films of 2014, will debut MONDAY, FEB. 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.    Other HBO playdates: Feb. 23 (5:00 a.m.) and 27 (6:00 p.m.), and March 1 (4:10 p.m., 3:15 a.m.), 3 (11:30 p.m.) and 12 (7:00 p.m., 4:05 a.m.)    HBO2 playdates: Feb. 25 (4:25 p.m.) and 28 (7:15 a.m., 10:15 p.m.), and March 6 (11:25 a.m., 8:00 p.m.), 9 (2:00 p.m., 12:45 a.m.), 18 (3:2...
     

    Le MIAFF! @ Berlin 2015 line up premiere animation & Cinderella! Disney animation adaptation to live film

    Our programmers spent a while week in Berlin seeking original animation films  from all around the world to grace the screens at le MIAFF! Montreal April 16-19th 2015. Programming details to  be announced on our website http://www.lemiaff.com At Berlin this year 2D to 3D were well represented at the market.  Interactive, Graphic novels and experimental to children's programming - the palette of animation on display at  EFM was colorful and inspiring.   Rep...
     

    Free Women in Horror Month Screening of 'Dys-'!

      Ottawa's Cellar Door Film Festival celebrates Women in Horror Month with a special Friday the 13th screening of Dys-. Dys-, directed by Montreal's Maude Michaud, is the first Audience Award winner for Best Feature Film at the Cellar Door Film Festival and CDFF can't wait to hit audiences with a second shot of Michaud's bold, raw vision. The film screened to an engaged audience back when Michaud joined the festival for its inaugural edition in 2014.   The feature ...
     

    Diversity? How About Breakout Disney Hit 'McFarland, USA’ & Kevin Costner, Carlos Pratts Gleam

    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent ‘Diversity’ is a buzzword that says a lot by saying very little, so it is with McFarland, USA, from Disney, starring Kevin Costner leading a remarkable cast. When this movie opens wide on Feb. 20, nobody will need to know anything about the buzzwords, other than it is a “huge hit” from Niki Caro (Whale Rider) that will put America’s small San Joaquin Valley farming town on the map of our hearts. Costner, who showe...
     
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    Liza Minnelli to receive the 2015 JACK VALENTI – Los Angeles Italia Legend Award

    The 2015 L.A., Italia Fest, which launches at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres here February 15th will feature an unprecedented 50 films including five world and 14 American premieres it was announced today. The 10th annual L.A., Italia Fest begins February 15th at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in the famed Hollywood & Highland complex, with a star-studded array of Italian, Italian-American and international artists scheduled to participate in the weeklong celebration showcasing the best of Italian...
     

    The Berlinale Jury Announces the Winners of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

     
    On Sunday, February 8th, 2015, Robert Bosch Stiftung announced the three Film Prize winners at the award ceremony held in the frame of Berlinale Talents. The Film Prize for the documentary film project went to the Egyptian-German documentary Amal by Mohamed Siam; the Film Prize for the short fiction film project (Jordan-Germany) went to The Parrot by Amjad Al Rasheed and Darin Salam, whereas the Film Prize for the Lebanese-German animation film project went to Cl...
     

    The BAFTA Winners 2015

    Best film Winner: Boyhood Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole Boyhood – Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson The Imitation Game – Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman The Theory of Everything – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten Outstanding Briti...
     

    The diploma film Wrapped scores at the VES Awards

    Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg   The diploma film Wrapped, produced at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and directed by Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann has been honored with a VES Award at yesterday evening's ceremony in Los Angeles. Wrapped succeeded over three other nominated student productions in the category "...
     

    The International Press Academy’ s Satellite Award, 2015, By Adrienne Papp

    SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   The International Press Academy’ s Satellite Award, 2015   The International Press Academy honors Israeli Filmmaker Shlomi Elkabetz as Independent Producer. By Adrienne Papp  Producer, director and writer Shlomi Elkabetz turned a spotlight on the oppressive world of divorces in Israel and will be honored by the International Press Academy on Feb. 15, at their awards ceremony. ...
     

    'La Isla Minima' best Spanish Film at the 29th Goyas

    The 29th Goya Awards ceremony took place last night in Madrid, The Spanish Academy Awards members awarded the film 'La Isla Minima' ten times, winning the most imortant Goyas such as Best Flm, Director, Actor, Original sript, Photography and music amos¡ng them. A never ending ceremony, hosted by Dani Rovira who also won Best New Actor, had in Antonio Banderas one of the momentum of the night when the Spanish actor received his Honorary Goya from his mentor Pedro Almodóvar. ...
     

    Foxcatcher Magic of Steve Carell Is No Trick & Performer of the Year Award for 2015

    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Steve Carell tells a story about working with Vanessa Redgrave in Foxcatcher, the movie for which he is Oscar nominated, and in this one scene he reveals a lot about actors. It also reveals why the Academy tapped Carell, and he has been named Performer of the Year at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. To set the mood, Steve Carell’s bad son, heir John E. Du Pont, tries to hand his matriarch, Mrs. Du Pont (Redgrave) a wrestling...
     

    15th PIF Festival Awards!

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    Check out our 2014 Planet In Focus winners! Planet In Focus, Canada's largest and longest running environmental film festival, presents differents awards including: - Best Canadian Feature: Just Eat It by Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin - Best international Feature: Resistance by Michael Graziano - Best Short Film: Once Upon A Tree by Marleen Van der Werf - Green Screen Award: Tomorrowland and All The Time in the World by Suzane Crocker - Green Pitch award: The Fungus Among Us by Karen...
     

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    Sundance 2015 - WESTERN wins Special Jury Award for Verite Filmmaking (VIDEO)

    WESTERN A film by Bill & Turner Ross  WINS U.S. DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD  FOR VÉRITÉ FILMMAKING!   Check out the snow-filled award acceptance video here!     ABOUT THE FILM   With a singular cinematic perspective, directors Bill and Turner Ross (TCHOUPITOULAS, 45365) are known for capturing dreamy vérité images to create rich portraits of life in American landscapes. They open their latest tale before...
     

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    17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Press Release: Tributes

    17th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL – Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2015   The main tributes of the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century honour the work of two filmmakers: that of Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper and of Romanian director Alexandru Solomon. Both will attend the festival to present and discuss their work with the Thessaloniki audiences and guests.   Hubert Sauper Tribute   “My reflex...
     

    The 10h Annual European Independent Film Festival will screen 84 films from 32 countries in Paris on the 10th, 11th and 12th Apr

    The European Independent Film Festival announces its' Official Selection for the tenth edition of the festival which will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April 2015 in Paris, France.   ÉCU 2015 will showcase 84 films from 32 countries ranging from features, shorts, documentaries, animated and student films to experimental works. ÉCU's Official Selection represents the very best independent filmmaking talents from the world. Fi...
     

    FEFF CAMPUS 2015 - Announcing Far East Film Festival's brand new journalism project!

    FEFF CAMPUS 2015 A brand new project dedicated to young Asian and European journalists, conceived and coordinated by Mathew Scott.   Selected candidates will experience the Festival first hand, through seminars and workshops.       UDINE – The highly anticipated 17th edition of the Far East Film Festival will for the first time host a campus for young journalists that will combine education and on-site experience with cultural exchanges between writers from...
     

    SFFF 8th annual WINTER FRENCH SHORT FILM SCREENING

     
    8th WINTER FRENCH SHORT FILM SCREENING Saturday, February 21, 2015 – Doors at 6pm / Films at 7pm VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS part of the COUCHBLEACHERS ART INSTALLATION   JOIN US for an ORIGINAL & ARTSY EVENING of FABULOUS SHORTS, DELICIOUS WINE, BEER & PASTIS, TASTY FOOD TRUCK, and UPLIFTING FRENCH POP MUSIC!   PROGRAM   §  2015 CÉSAR NOMINATED SHORTS! It is Awards season in France too. Our 8th Winter Short Film Screening  will...
     

    Rising stars and veterans attend Glasgow Film Festival

     
     Glasgow Film Festival is delighted to make a first announcement about guests attending the festival this year. Respected veteran actors Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’ Diary, Sense And Sensibility, the Harry Potter films) and Richard Johnson (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, The Haunting, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra) will attend the festival in support of Radiator, the beautiful debut of director Tom Browne, nominated for the GFF’s inaugural Audience Award. At the other en...
     

    Oxford Human Rights Festival - Film and arts - Raising awareness of human rights through the arts

     
    Oxford Brookes University will be raising awareness of human rights this month as a popular and thought-provoking festival returns to the city for its 13th year.   The Oxford Human Rights Festival (Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 February) will see a four day programme of films, talks and workshops, along with a special exhibition on display in the Glass Tank at the university’s Headington Campus.   The films, talks and workshops will tackle three themes refugees, women’s ri...
     

    21st Sedona Film Festival: 9 Days, 160 Films, John Waters, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Asner, Much More

      Special Guests John Waters, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Asner, Chris Lemmon; Films about Sophie Tucker, Dean Kamen, George Takei, Food, Water, Immigration, More From Citizen Kane, considered by some to be the greatest film of all time, to classic films starring Richard Dreyfuss (who will be on hand) to films about food and food waste and from Sophie Tucker to Dean Kamen and George Takei, the 21st annual Sedona International Film Festival will feature 160 documentaries, features, shorts, Academ...
     

    Cinema Made In Italy : make way for Italian cinema: 5 – 9 March 2015

     
    Cinema Made in Italy will be back from 5 – 9 March, as Ciné Lumière celebrates the fifth edition of London’s favourite Italian film festival. Italian cinema aficionados can look forward to another bumper crop, as this five day annual event showcases the best recent Italian productions. Once again, this year’s rich and diverse programme promises to delight and engage viewers, with films by established and new directors alike. As in previous years, screenings will b...
     

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      We started this film festival with nothing- and were honestly proud with what we created. Last year at this time, two filmmakers threatened to sue us if we didn't screen their film. In this day and age, all people have to do is threaten to sue, and they are likely to get whatever they want. We think that's wrong. The filmmakers came to our home on a Sa...
     

    San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 12-22 Simon Fashion Valley) announces spotlight films

     
    The 22nd San Diego Latino Film Festival presented by Lexus, set to take place March 12-22 at the AMC Fashion Valley 18 at Simon Fashion Valley, is thrilled to announce several of its 2015 Spotlight Films, starring Kate del Castillo, Demián Bichir, Sandra Echeverría, Marimar Vega, and Sebastián Zurita, as well as an unforgettable profile of one of soccer’s greatest players from world renowned filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia.    "We are truly excit...
     

    New York: Ruben Oestlund Retrospective

    The film society of the Lincoln Society organized the first retrospective of Ruben Oestlund’s films. His films and innovative approaches were largely unknown in the United States until his most recent production FORCE MAJEURE prompted attention because of its nomination as the Swedish entry for the foreign language  Oscar. Oestlund’s   depiction of Swedish society mirrors a dark and satirical perception with absurd overtones. He avoids linear story lines, not permitting ...
     

    6TH ANNUAL CINEMA VERDE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL

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    Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu), President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury

     In 2014, the internationally acclaimed Timbuktu caused the greatest emotion among the films in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. This year, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns for the 68th Festival (13-24 May), where he will serve as President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury.   This great poet of contemporary Africa will follow in the footsteps of illustrious directors such as Abbas Kiaros...
     

    Walter Murch: sound and vision in Hollywood

     Walter Murch, the triple Oscar winning editor and sound designer, will be the recipient of the Vision Award - Nescens at the 68th Festival del film Locarno.   Continuing the Festival’s policy of recognizing those individuals whose intuitions and skills have left their mark on film history, the 68th edition will see the Vision Award - Nescens awarded to Walter Murch, the editor and sound designer (a term he coined himself). This award follows those previously att...
     

    Valeria Golino The Italian actress and director will be a guest at the Festival di Locarno's spring event

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    The Italian actress and director will be a guest at the Festival di Locarno's spring event in Locarno and Ascona 19 – 22 March. Valeria Golino, alongside Emmanuel Carrère, will perform in a staged reading from the French writer's latest novel, “Le Royaume”. Additionally, she will also introduce the film she directed, “Miele”, along with co-screenwriters Francesca Marciano and Valia Santella. The program of the film of L’immagine e ...
     

    The Fantasporto Jury

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    Industry Guests attending Fantasporto 2015 - 16 world Premieres

    A PORTA 21 (World Premiere) João Marco- Director “A Porta 21” (Port)   ALEKTO (world premiere) Thomas Kaufmann – Director de “Alekto”   BE MY CAT (World Premiere) Adrian Tofei - Director “Be My Cat” (Roménia)   AWAITING (World Premiere) Mark Murphy -Director “Awaiting” (UK) Alan Latham - Producer “Awaiting” (UK) Michael Cowan- Distributor  “Awaiting”,  CEO Phoen...
     

    Sedona Film Festival Dedicated to Orson Wells for 100th Birthday; "Citizen Kane," Other Classics, Q&As with Daughter Beatrice

    The 21st annual Sedona International Film Festival will celebrate the 100th birthday of film icon and former Sedona resident Orson Welles with screenings of Citizen Kane, Othello, Touch of Evil, Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight, several documentaries about his life and career – with post-film Q&As hosted by his daughter, Beatrice – and a discussion about his final, unfinished film, The Other Side of the Wind, from Feb. 21-March 1 at screening venues throughout Sedona. Documentari...
     

    Liam Neeson & Aidan Quinn @ Craic Fest 17 (March 5-7) NYC

     
    The Craic Festival is the premier Irish film and music festival in the U.S. since 1999. The film series (Best of New Irish Cinema) is booked for Tribeca Cinemas and the music for the Mercury Lounge. Stella Artois will be presenting the festival.   Bands to perform live at this year’s Festival include: Julie Feeney, Pat McGuire, The Shackles (Colin Smith) and The Narrowbacks. Julie Feeney, who has taken NYC by storm this past year, will headline March 7th. One show only this year wil...
     

     

    150 Oscar nominees, along with 87th Oscars® host Neil Patrick Harris, united at the annual Nominees Luncheon.

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    Best short film competition - EVER!!

    The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script!

    Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate.

    The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script.

    Visit www.writersandfilmmakers.com to enter for free and pay when the competition starts (That way we are not holding your money). Approximately 500 writers and 500 filmmakers can enter - That is a maximum of 1000 entries. Imagine competing with only 500 people. TIFF and Sundance had over 15,000 submissions last year.

    The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.

    www.writersandfilmmakers.com

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    Best short film competition - EVER!!

    The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script!

    Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate.

    The writers review films and decide the best filmmaker. The filmmakers read scripts and decide the top 10 scripts. The winning filmmaker selects one of the top 10 scripts to shoot and we fund the production. The screenwriter gets paid and their script made. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot the script.

    Visit www.writersandfilmmakers.com to enter for free and pay when the competition starts (That way we are not holding your money). Approximately 500 writers and 500 filmmakers can enter - That is a maximum of 1000 entries. Imagine competing with only 500 people. TIFF and Sundance had over 15,000 submissions last year.

    The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.

    www.writersandfilmmakers.com

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    Industry Screenwriter agrees to be ManIFF’s Stig!

    FREE SCREENWRITING WEB COURSE

    Every great film begins with a great story and Manchester International Film Festival is excited to announce its very own ‘Secret Screenwriter’ web course. ManIFF’s chosen ‘Stig’ of the film world is donning his screenwriting helmet and is offering his knowledge to all our followers in the run up to the inaugural Manchester International Film Festival 2015. Whether you follow his advice practically or just debate his ideas and identity (we’ll give you a clue every week as to his identity!), we hope you all enjoy his weekly sessions. Take a look at his introductory discussion below and let us know how you get on.

        

    Visit http://www.maniff.com/the-craft-of-screenwriting/

    For more screenwriting tips every week.


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  • 02/24/15--21:52: Year 11 Comes to a Close!
  • Year 11 Comes to a Close!

    With fantastic weather, outstanding attendance numbers by both fans and filmmakers, and a programming lineup of 114 unique short films, The Dam Short Film Festival finished its 11th season in great form. Over three hundred people packed the historic Boulder Theatre for the Best of the Fest Award Screening, and everyone had a great time at the Filmmaker Meet-n-Greet, 11th Dam Mixer, and the Post Awards Party!

    At The Dam Short Film Festival, the audience chooses the award winners. Victorious this season:

                                                       Best Student: The Red House directed by Jiaqi Lin

                                                       Best Documentary: The Noble Spirit directed by Andrea Johnson and Robert Holmes

                                                       Best Animation: Me + Her directed by Joseph Oxford

                                                       Best Sci-Fi / Horror: The Stomach directed by Ben Steiner

                                                       Best Drama: Till Then directed by Benjamin Wolff

                                                       Best Comedy: The Gunfighter directed by Eric Kissack

                                                       Best Nevada Filmmaker: Rule of Love directed by Adam Zielinski

                                                       Best of the Fest: Down in Flames: The True Story of Tony “Volcano” Valenci directed by William Stribling

    Congratulations to the award winners and to everyone who participated this year! The Board of Directors of The Dam Short Film Festival would like to extend its thanks to this season’s sponsors, donors, filmmakers, attendees, and to the fine people of Boulder City for making this year one of the best events in our history! Curious about 2016? There’s some post-fest clean-up work to do, but we’ll be announcing next season’s dates soon!

     


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     A scene from Best Cinematography and Best Experimental Film nominee, Gaia.
    It's one of the 225+ cutting-edge films screening at BBFF2015. Click here for trailer

     
     

    The 9th Byron Bay International Film Festival, March 6-15, Australia’s independent showcase for the edgiest filmmakers on the planet – today announced its offical program selection for 2015 and list of award nominees.
     
    The highlights include:

    • A Special Presentation from actor David Wenham and director Paul Cox about their latest collaboration, Force Of Destiny, with selections from the film.
    • Frackman, the topical documentary tracing the journey of an everyday bloke wanting to build a home in Tara, Qld, who finds himself in a stand-off with CSG miners and is forced to become an activist, finding romance along with the radicalism. Nominee: Best Film. Best Environmental Film. Festival Premiere.
    • Will And Testament, a full-length and intimate portrait of firebrand British MP Tony Benn, a politician of great integrity who fought tirelessly against privilege, inequality, the Bomb and Thatcherism. A timely reminder of what integrity politics looks like. Opening Night Film. Nominee: Best Documentary. International Premiere.
    • Zen And the Art of Dying, Broderick Fox (The Skin I’m In) made this film after he met Northern Rivers marriage celibrant and “deathwalker” Zenith Virago at BBFF 2012. An uplifting documentary about empowering the dying. Fox will be at the festival. Closing Night Film. World Premiere.
    • A Fighting Season, tough US feature drama telling the story of two Army Recruiters who face the daunting pressures of recruitment while their own deployment is on the line. Nominee: Best Film. Best Dramatic Feature. World Premiere. 
    • Cut Snake, Tony Ayres (The Slap) returns to the big screen with a masterful crime thriller with depth and a unique twist in its tail. Set in 1970s Melbourne, this nail biter will have you questioning your loyalties. Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell and Jessica De Gouw. Nominee: Best Film. Best Dramatic Feature.
    • Dying To Know, a fascinatiing study of Timothy Leary, mastermind of the psychedelic revolution, and his inner-space exploring soul-mate Richard Alpert, who went East and became Ram Dass. It details Leary’s dying days, still the hedonist and seeker, comforted by his spiritual side-kick. Special Sneak Preview.
    • Bereave, romantic thriller starring screen legends Malcolm McDowell and Jane Seymour in a taut drama about a man facing death who is shocked back into life to protect those he loves. Australian Premiere.
    • Sunday, a full-length showcase of the many talents of NSW North Coast star (McLeod’s Daughters, Underbelly, Spartacus) Dustin Clare: writer, actor, co-producer, in a mature romance examining how our freedom to choose can make commitment difficult. With Clare’s off-screen partner Camille Keenan. Nominee: Best Dramatic Feature. Australian Premiere.
    • Cabras, Where Fables Are Born, a magical place on the west coast of Sardinia, famed for its natural beauty and the creativity of its people, some of whom even use the natural features to make music. Nominee: Best Film. Best Documentary. World Premiere.
    • There are surfing films aplenty at BBFF 2015 but the gloriously-shot What The Sea Gives Me also looks at fishermen, divers and researchers, in an effort to define their fascination, even obsession, with the world’s oceans. Nominee: Best Surf Film. Byron Premiere.
    • Take Me To The River celebrates the soul-filled music that has moved millions. The Stax sound is recreated and made fresh when a new generation of musicians join the legends to record an album – cutting across age, race, gender, as in the studio’s heyday. Australian Premiere.
    • They fly through the air with the greatest of ease … the Flying Gaonas were the trapeze masters of their day and the doco The Flight Fantastic shows them in all their glory. Nominee: Best Film. Australian Premiere.
    • Lethal epidemics are in the headlines, but none so sinister as that in horror masterpiece III, nor demanding entry into the victims’ deepest subconscious to cure them – or to just practise playing God. Nominee: Best Cinematography. Australian Premiere.
    • Jalanan (Streetside), documentary about three buskers working the buses and clogged streets of Jakarta, living on their wits and meagre donations. Full of life and courage. Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Busan Film Festival for its study of life on Indonesia's margins. Nominee: Best Documentary.
    • Into The Void, a docu-drama in which real-life journo Emily Siu searches for ghosts in the clouds of incense fume and firecracker smoke in Macao. 
    • Secret Sharer, a seductive mystery set on the China Seas, in which a young captain embarked on a dodgy mission rescues a beautiful woman from a storm-wrecked boat. He hides her, but there are consequences. Australian Premiere.

     
    Click here to see full program. See below for links to trailers.


    Byron Bay International Festival Director J’aimee Skippon-Volke says, “This year’s Official Selection is of an exceptionally high quality, with superb films in both the dramatic feature and documentary feature categories and an exciting range of shorter films.
     
    “Our theme this year is “Magic happens in the dark” and we’re urging film lovers to ditch the downloads and celebrate the unique collective experience we only gain in front of the big screen. BBFF2015 is a call to leave the comfort of the couch and dive deep into all that the festival has to offer.”
     
    With solid year-on-year annual growth and a record of more than 1,000 films submitted for entry this year from 72 countries, Skippon-Volke says BBFF is now the country’s biggest regional film festival and is fast becoming a ‘must do’ for independent filmmakers the world over.
     
    A record number of filmmakers are on their way to Byron Bay, from such far corners as Azerbaijan, Ireland, the US, Britain, Canada, Italy and also New Zealand.
     
    “We’ve been blown away by the buzz and support the festival is getting from film communities overseas,” says Skippon-Volke. “Word has spread pretty fast that Byron Bay is fearlessly creative and expressive. And they love that our audiences are film-savvy, very passionate, receptive and laid-back.
     
    “We’ve got a lot of filmmakers heading here for the first time and they are very excited about coming to Australia and being part of this unique festival that they’re hearing so much about. ”
     
    “Our festival-goers are in for a treat,” Skippon-Volke said.
     
    BBFF2015 will screen across six venues in four towns: the Byron Community Centre, Palace Cinemas and Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay; the Star Court Theatre, Lismore, Ballina Fair Cinemas, Ballina, and Regent Cinemas, Murwillumbah.
     
    Tickets for BBFF2015 are on sale now. For program information, trailers and news, visit www.bbff.com.au or find the festival on Facebook.

     

     
     
     

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  • 02/25/15--11:06: VELOBerlin Film Award 2015
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    The online vote has begun!

     

    Giving bicycle culture a frame.

    www.veloberlinfilmaward.com

    The international online award for short films about cycling, the VELOBerlin Film Award, has just kicked off its third round. Until the 21st of März 2015, 18 nominated shorts from 11 countries will compete for the favour of the world-wide, cycle-mad online audience. 

    Within just two months, more than 120 short films from 30 countries were submitted, viewed and appraised, with 18 finalists from 11 countries selected to compete in the online competition. Boasting highly diverse emotions, humour and charm, the films reveal what cycling and cycle-culture means the world over.

    Featuring music videos with bikes, like the haunting “Ghostriders II” from France, or the animated historical bike race in “Cyclopedes” from Switzerland, to a documentary about the challenges faced by a Cuban bike mechanic in “Havana Bikes” and the love expressed by a group of young Australian women for their scene in “Fixed on Fixed” - regardless of which part of the world the films are from, and whether they are live-action, animation, documentary or experimental video – they provide cycling culture with their respective frame.

    Two Berlin entries are also in the running to receive prizes valued at over €2000: “Mianzi Rei – My Legs My Gears” is an aesthetic documentary that reflects on the love of track cycling, while in “Berlin to Prague without a Map”, two young men take on the challenge to navigate their way cross half of Central Europe without the aid of technical gadgets.

    All 18 nominated films can be viewed and appraised until 21 March, 2015 on www.veloberlinfilmaward.com. The decision about who wins and loses is met by the world-wide, cycle-mad online public – you!

    Bike-film fans in Germany can enjoy the films in their entirety on the large screen at the cycle trade fairs f.re.e München (18-22 February), RAD + OUTDOOR Bremen (7-8 March) and VELOBerlin (21-22 March)

    There are a number of other highlights awaiting interested visitors too, such as the “Nightride & Movies” in Bremen (Friday 6 March, 7:30 pm) and Berlin (Saturday 21 March, 6:30 pm) where the respective cities will be explored via pedal with the inimitable Rostocker Radkino who will show the competing films at various diverse urban locations.

    The VELOBerlin Film Award is presented by Europe’s leading bicycle tyre manufacturer SCHWALBE and CRUMPLER– gear for urban living. Prize sponsors are Riese & Müller, Auguste 86 and Carry Freedom.

     

    Key Facts

    Competition:
    Online voting until 21 march 2015

    Screenings:
    f.re.e München 18 - 22 February 2015
    RAD + OUTDOOR Bremen 7 - 8 march.2015
    and VELOBerlin 21 - 22 march 2015
    Award ceremony at the fair VELOBerlin: 22 march 2015, Halle 13

    Further info:
    www.veloberlinfilmaward.com
    www.veloberlin.com

    VELOBerlin Film Award on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/veloberlinfilmaward

    Info and Online Voting: www.veloberlinfilmaward.com 

     

     

     


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    Arab Women’s Film Festival 2015
    5th edition
    6 – 8 March 2015


    The Arab Women’s Film Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary with an intensive program, starting Friday the 6th of March, ending Sunday the 8th in the Hague! This festival, the only one of its kind in Europe, aims to give a more nuanced view of the stuggle for emancipation of Arab women. Whether they live in Europe, the Arab world, or far beyond. This year, the central theme will be The mother, who has her own unique problems within Arab cultures.

    The fifth edition has more film screenings and related activities then ever before. The festival will also host twice as much filmmakers, journalists and film critics from all over the world.

    The festival opens the fifth edition on Friday 6 March in Filmhuis Den Haag, with the Dutch premiere of the Egyptian film Decor. This powerful feature was positively received by press worldwide, including Variety. Its world premiere was held at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival. The story is about  Maha, an Egyptian production designer. The story takes an unnerving turn when she finds herself transported into a completely different persona-a married housewife. There will be a buffet for guests following this screening.

    The second part will host the Dutch premiere of the feature film Villa Touma, directed by Suha Arraf. In Villa Touma we see three unmarried aristocratic Christian sisters from Ramallah who shut themselves in their villa. They reminisce on former glory, until their orphan niece, Badia, enters their life and turns their world upside down. The 40th Day, a short American film by Shasha Li and The Neighbor, a short Emirati film by Emirati Nayla Al Khaja, will also be shown.

    The second day, Saturday 7 March, will kick off with the seminar Women in Lebanese Cinema by film producers Sam Lahoud and Nicolas Khabbaz. During this event, the roles of women throughout the history of Lebanese cinema will be explored, illustrated with footage of Lebanese films. Afterwards there will be an intensive workshop: Write your own Screenplay! This workhop is for everyone who has ever dreamed of writing their own film. The teacher is: Golden Calf-winning actress Marnie Blok, who wrote the screenplay for De Gelukkige Huisvrouw, Kenau and Jackie in cooperation with Karen van Holst Pellekaan.

    The European premiere of the feature-length documentary Ode to my Mother, directed by Georges Chamchoum, will be hosted late in the afternoon. Ode to my Mother follows the story of Tahra Abdul Hafiz Al-Siba’i (1933-2011), an acclaimed Saudi Arabian artist, author, poet and mother, whose personal and family triumphs are finally recognized in this documentary. She bucked all traditions, leaving Mecca in her 20’s taking her young children from the Middle East to Africa to Europe so they would receive a good education. The documentary will be preceded by two short Lebanese fiction films, Et Je Vole, directed by Manon Nammour and Where There is Nothing But Water, directed by Mohamed Sabbah. A Q&A with the executive producer of Ode to my Mother, Ferial Masry, will follow. 

    In the late afternoon, there will be the pre-premiere of IDFA 2014 Audience Award-winner Naziha’s Spring. This feature-length documentary is about Naziha, a Morrocan-Dutch woman who fights to keep her ten children on the right track. She has been struggling for years against the pressure of the Morrocan community in Amsterdam, the government’s interferences and sons who wish she would behave like other Moroccan mothers. The documentary will be preceded by the short films Hend, directed by Stephanie Bou Habib and Ana Aser from director Ramy Rizkallah. Gülsah Dogan, the director of Naziha’s Spring and Naziha Aloued, the main character of the documentary, will be personally present to answers questions from the audience during the Q&A.

    Saturdays program will finish with the hilarious stand-up comedy of Eman. Eman is one of Canada’s best stand-up comedians and next to that, one of the one of the most distinguished female Arab comedians of North America. She will give her first European performance exclusively for the film festival. 

    Sunday the 8th , the third and final day, will kick off in cooperation with Cinema Palestina Werkgroep. Following the screening of feature-length documentary Three Times Divorced, there will be a debate about Palestinian mothers. After a short lunch break, the programme will continue with feature film The Other Son and short filmNation Estate. Another debate will follow after the second part .

    In the early evening, Bastards, a feature-length documentary that tells the compelling story of how an illiterate woman took on tradition, her own family and the Moroccan legal system for the sake of her illegitimate child, will know its Dutch premiere. The film will be preceded by the short documentary Om Amira from director Naji Ismail. A Q&A with Deborah Perkin, the director of Bastards, will follow after the screenings.

    During the closing of AWFF, the pre-premiere of Mother of the Unborn will take place.This oustanding documentary, directed by Nadine Salib, follows the life of Hanan. Having no option but to live on the fringe of her community because of her infertility, Hanan lingers between a dream that is slowly slipping away and her struggle to find a place where she belongs. The world premiere of the short film I’m Not an Extra, will be part of the closing program as well. Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Maartje Alders, the producer ofMother of the Unborn.


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    Last few days to submit to Sydney Film Festival
    3-14 June 2015


    Deadline: Friday 27 February 2015

    Sydney Film Festival hosts a number of awards to recognise excellence in filmmaking, including the Official Competition (open to innovative features worldwide, with a $60,000 cash prize), the Dendy <https://www.facebook.com/DendyAU>Awards for Australian Short Films ($5,000 prizes for Best Director, Best Fiction, Best Animation and Best Screenplay), and the $10,000 Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary.

    Submit at: www.filmfestivallife.com/Sydney-Film-Festival <http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Sydney-Film-Festival>

    The 16th Golden Trailer Awards 
    May 6th, 2015

    Submit by march 16th
    Movie trailers play an increasingly important role in entertaining us and helping us determine where to spend our leisure time. The best trailers are works of art in their own right, expertly blending elements of cinema and advertising.

    Each year through an open competition judged by film industry notables, the Golden Trailer Awards recognize the creative people who make movie trailers, and the best examples of their unique art, in a gala award show.

    Trailers must be under 4 minutes and 30 seconds long (no exceptions). Trailers/Teasers/TV spots/Video Game Trailers must be created between April 11th, 2014 through March 16th, 2015. For SUMMER 2015 BLOCKBUSTER (Film RELEASE date between May 7th, 2015 until September 7th, 2015)... Rules for Entry GTA2015   

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    Manchester International Film Festival
    July 10 - 12, 2015


    Submit by March 5, 2015

    The Manchester International Film Festival has been founded to become an annual event to showcase strong and inventive film-making from around the globe. Running alongside the established and world renowned Manchester International Festival, which brings over 200,000 people to the city, the inaugural Manchester International Film Festival will take place across 2 screens at the AMC Cinema in the Great Northern Warehouse and various original and cool venues in and around the vibrant and creative city of Manchester.

    The organisations quest is to champion great story telling that translates brilliantly onto screen through works from Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, along with established industry professionals. SUBMIT via filmfreeway and withoutabox

    The Montreal World Film Festival
    August 27, September 7

    The regulations and entry forms to submit a film to the 2015 edition of the MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL are available for download. Please follow the links to get a copy. 
    2015 REGULATIONS
    ENTRY FORM FOR THE 2015 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
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    Click to submit your film

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    Oaxaca FilmFest 6
    October 9-17, 2015

    We are passionately committed to providing audiences around The Globe with an excellent entertainment experience simply by introducing them to Great Film.

    SUBMIT NOW

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    Hollyshorts 
    August 13-22, 2015

    The 11th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference/Film Market, scheduled for August 13-22, 2015 at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre and Roosevelt Hotel, is now accepting submissions. (www.withoutabox.com/login/4655)   2014 HSFF, 3 times named to MovieMaker Magazine “Top 25 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” lists, featured over 400 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Sofia Loren, Bill Plympton, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Felicia Day.  HSFF awarded over $150,000 in prizes, including $50,000 in post services courtesy of COMPANY 3 and METHOD STUDIOS for Best Short, Director, Music Video, Cinematography, VFX, and Commercial. Shorts HD distribution deals for winners and Final Draft prizes for Screenplay Contest winners.  

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    Le MIAFF ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Film Festival
    April 16 – 19, 2015


    Submit by march 6

    Le MIAFF (April 16 – 19, 2015) is a Montreal-based international animation film festival providing a showcase for animators and animation producers to showcase and market their works. 

    Le MIAFF provides an animation industry conference, workshops for animators, producers network, cocktail networking and ANIMAZE DAYS international co-production incentive. For independent filmmakers festival strategy workshops. 
    Taking place during The City of Montreal Printemps Numerique (Digital Spring) Le MIAFF will also facilitate and curate works and subjects pertaining to digital arts. 
    Expect news to unfold, great guest and films to be screened. Motivational guest speakers, teachers and master classes. Taking place on site at Concordia state of the art Hall Theatre which just completed a 3.5 million dollar state of the art screening room. 
    The festival will screen animation features, shorts and experimental film. Industry conferences, panels and international co-productions will be facilitated. Workshops on the state of the art(s). Public film festival screening, panels and educational platform for children. A student film contest challenge from all graduate level animation film schools across the province of Quebec and Canada.
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    Pseudonym, for festival consideration

    First feature by french actor director Thierry Seban. Produced by la Petite Reine (The Artist) and Diabolo Films (The Suicide Shop).
    Synopsis:  Alex is a divorced father, a stressed executive. His daily routine is work, work, work. Tonight he's in a hurry, he's due to meet a beautiful young stranger... who contacted him via the internet. But this blind date will flip him into a downward spiral and disrupt forever the course of his life.  Thriller, 75 min., Scope, Dolby 5.1  Directed by Thierry Sebban  Starring: Simon Abkarian, Igor Skreblin, Perrine Tourneux... Email us for a screener
     

    February Selection of Films for your consideration

    PRICE OF LOVE - Ethiopian Film Premiering At International Film Festivals

     
    PRICE OF LOVE A Film By Hermon Hailay Set To Make It’s World Premiere in Competition In FESPACO, Burkina Faso, February 28-March 7 (Hermon is One of Only 3 Female Directors In Competition out of 20) Followed By European Premiere In Competition At Films de Femmes, Paris, March 13-22   PRICE OF LOVE, the third feature from leading Ethiopian director Hermon Hailay, produced by Max Conil, will make its World Premiere in competition at the Panafrican Film and T...
     
     

    Pseudonym selected as North America Premiere at Houston Worldfest

    Coming this April... The 48th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Its the 48th annual event of WorldFest-Houston, and this year is packed with 10 Great Days of 50 award-winning Indie Films, 111 great Short Films, and 550 Indie filmmakers from around the globe. Come see the rising stars of film from the festival that discovered Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Randal Kleiser, Oliver Stone, John Lee Hancock, The Coen Bros and hund...
     
    Showing the BEST in independent film from around the world: February 21 - March 1, 2015.  ROOTED IN PEACE SCREENINGS AT THE 2015 SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL Rooted in Peace will have its World Premiere: Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 9:10am - The Harkins Theatre, Sedona, AZ Friday, February 27th at 3:00pm – Mary D Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream ... NI...
     

    Women making film is a radical act, Panels and networking during Berlinale

     
    Large Turn-out for the "Get NetWorked Up" Symposium about Women in the Film Industry and Their Networks at the Berlin International Film Festival 2015.   Just three of the 23 films at this year's film competition in Berlin were made by women film directors, that's 13%. Speaking in his opening address at the "Get NetWorked Up" event on 12 February 2015, Dr Ralf Kleindiek – State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women a...
     

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    Edge Entertainment secures Sundance Winner

      Edge Entertainment returns from the EFM in Berlin with a new acquisition, the Grand Jury Prize winner The Wolfpack. The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures International) directed by Crystal Moselle follows the Angulo brothers who have lived locked away from society in an apartment on Manhattan, creating elaborate sets and props inspired by their favorite films. The Wolfpack won the Grand Jury Prize in the US Documentary Section at Sundance 2015. Edge has acquired The Wolfpack for Scandina...
     
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    Birdman Top Winner at the 87th Academy Awards

     
    By Maria Esteves – February 25, 2015 The 87th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2014, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, televised live on ABC Network and in over 220 countries Sunday, February 22, 2015. Four Oscars went to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) including Best Picture and Best Director ALEJANDRO G. IÑ&Aacut...
     

    CITIZENFOUR A Film by Laura Poitras WINS THE 2015 OSCAR® FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

    Laura Poitras' landmark documentary CITIZENFOUR has won both the Academy Award® and the Indie Spirit Award, thus cementing its status as the most critically acclaimed and honored documentary of the year, and one of the most talked-about films of 2014. 
     

    The 2015 Oscars, By Adrienne Papp

    By Adrienne Papp The Oscars have been handed out, the corks on the champagne bottles have been popped, the winners are all sleeping off their hangovers, and the movie industry has put a wrap on the 2015 Oscars. On Sunday night during the 87th Academy Awards broadcast shown on ABC, “Birdman” took home Best Picture and Best Director prizes on an Oscar night filled with passionate political speeches. At evening’s end, &...
     

    87th Academy Award Winners

    BEST PICTURE WINNER BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers NOMINEES AMERICAN SNIPER Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, Producers BOYHOOD Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers ...
     

    Kristen Stewart won a Best Supporting Actress César Award for her role in "Clouds Of Sils Maria" by Olivier Assayas.

    She was the first American actress ever nominated in the category. Kristen Stewart AP/SIPA     All the videos of the César Awards are available here: http://bit.ly/Cesar2015-Videos ...
     
     

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    Year 11 Comes to a Close!

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    5th edition Arab Women's Film Festival, 6-8 March 2015

    Arab Women’s Film Festival 2015 5th edition 6 – 8 March 2015 The Arab Women’s Film Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary with an intensive program, starting Friday the 6th of March, ending Sunday the 8th in the Hague! This festival, the only one of its kind in Europe, aims to give a more nuanced view of the stuggle for emancipation of Arab women. Whether they live in Europe, the Arab world, or far beyond. This year, the central theme will be The mother...
     

    VELOBerlin Film Award 2015

    The online vote has begun!   Giving bicycle culture a frame. www.veloberlinfilmaward.com The international online award for short films about cycling, the VELOBerlin Film Award, has just kicked off its third round. Until the 21st of März 2015, 18 nominated shorts from 11 countries will compete for the favour of the world-wide, cycle-mad online audience.  Within just two months, more than 120 short films from 30 countries were submitted, viewed and apprai...
     

    Year 11 Comes to a Close!

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    Industry Screenwriter agrees to be ManIFF’s Stig!

    Industry Screenwriter agrees to be ManIFF’s Stig! FREE SCREENWRITING WEB COURSE Every great film begins with a great story and Manchester International Film Festival is excited to announce its very own ‘Secret Screenwriter’ web course. ManIFF’s chosen ‘Stig’ of the film world is donning his screenwriting helmet and is offering his knowledge to all our followers in the run up to the inaugural Manchester International Film Festival 2015. Whether you follow his...

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    Danish documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger completes lineup at Visegrad Film Forum

     
    4. Visegrad Film Forum (11th – 14th March 2015)    The Danish documentary director Mads Brügger will come to Visegrad Film Forum Bratislava to talk about his trademark documentary filmmaking. In his films Mads Brügger plays different roles in order to gain access to environments controlled by dictators (North Korea) or corrupt politicians and businessmen (Central African Republic). His debut The Red Chapel,&n...
     

    Sue Hollenberg Named Education Director Of The Montclair Film Festival

     
    The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) in Montclair, NJ announced today the appointment of Sue Hollenberg as Education Director of MFF. This newly created position will serve to launch and manage the MFF’s year-round film and media education initiatives and community partnerships.   “We are thrilled to welcome Sue to our team,” said MFF Executive Director Tom Hall. “As we look to launch our education department to reach throughout our community and beyond, Sue provides ...
     

    Alan Silvestri at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards

    FILM FEST GENT ANNOUNCES ALAN SILVESTRI  AS GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE 15TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS Held on October 24th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 15th anniversary with one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his scores of ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Forrest Gump’. Brussels Philharmonic will perform the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri, con...
     

    South Korea Is Honouring Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick for His Outstanding Cultural Services

      The government of the Republic of Korea is awarding its Order of Cultural Merit, the Eungwan Medal, to Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Berlin today, on February 23, 2015.   Dieter Kosslick is receiving the Eungwan Medal in recognition of his contribution to the development and perception of South Korean cinema in the world. The Order will be presented to the Festival Director by His Excellency Kim Jae-shin, Ambassador of the Republic...
     

    Abderrahmane Sissako Thierry Fremaux:no Palme in Cannes but 7 Cesar

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    Ikusmira Berriak is born, an interinstitutional programme of support to new audiovisual projects

     

    IKUSMIRA BERRIAK is a new programme of support to audiovisual projects committed to innovation and experimentation in areas of both cinematic language and means of production. The initiative is the result of collaboration between Tabakalera – International Contemporary Culture Centre, Donostia Zinemaldia / San Sebastian Festival, San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016, Donostia Kultura and the Filmoteca Vasca Foundation. Its main objective is to promote audiovisual creation. ...

     

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    Macaé Cine International Film Festival is in the 5nd annual edition realized at Macaé - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil and presents national and international screenings with competition and non competition categories. It shows the best in the world of film productions. Feature movies and short films are one of the most powerful and potential product to news midia and electronic devices. We’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day movies ans expressions. This is an open call for entries from around the world. Partners: Fundação Macaé de Cultura, Curta o Curta, Revista de Cinema, Guia do Ator, Guia Kinoforum, Federação de Convention & Visitors Bureaux do Estado do RJ, Porta Curtas, CIARIO, Brazilian Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Los Angeles Brazilian Film festival - Hollywood - L.A.

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    Awards & Benefits
    Show your work to lots of latin and american producers and industry insiders as curators, ditributors, merchants, directors and publishers.
    Be included in a package of films send to the best festivals, competitions, producers and get the opportunities for filmmakers to gain massive global exposure and career-changing recognition.
    Trophy to the winners and certificates to everyone in the competition and non competition screening. Other prizes, money prizes and Awards could be published after.

     


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    1. Be a part of History in the Making, this weekend. Kindly see below, the Schedule of Events. With over 29 countries participating, the 1st Annual WideScreen Festival is proud to showcase 100 Projects at it's Inaugural Festival. The Festival was a God-inspired idea, founded by Jarrod A Knowles on Oct 12, 2014. The mission of the Festival is, "To Inspire the Creation and Distribution of Art, while ultimately enhancing the Creative Mind.

     

    Actually, before you look at the schedule, have a look at this brief 2 minute Mash-up Video, which contains clips from some of our Official Selections. It will blow your mind, guaranteed:

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJTEBDjC_w8

     

    Schedule:

    -Friday FEBRUARY 27, 2015: NETWORKING & PRE-PARTY with 
    LIVE Performances @ Club 50 at the Viceroy
     Hotel 
    Time8pm - 2am
    Address: 485 Brickell Ave 50th Floor of Viceroy Hotel, Miami, FL 33131
    Website: http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/miami/dining_and_nightlife/fifty-miami
    Attire: Semi-Formal 
    Note: Will cost $7 - $10 for parking near the Viceroy Hotel 

    -Saturday FEBRUARY 28, 2015: WORKSHOPS @ Gallery Art
    Time: 11am - 5pm
    Address: Promenade Shops, 20633 Biscayne Boulevard #2, Aventura, FL 33180
    Website: www.gallart.com/
    Attire: Smart Casual OR #WSF Submit T-Shirt

    -Sunday MARCH 1, 2015: FESTIVAL SHOWCASE @ AMC 24 Aventura
    Time: 11am - 11pm
    Address: Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL 33180
    Attire: Formal (Dress-2-Impress) 

    -Monday MARCH 2, 2015: FILMMAKER/ARTIST SOCIAL @ Gallery Art 
    Time: 6pm - 9pm
    Address: Promenade Shops, 20633 Biscayne Boulevard #2, Aventura, FL 33180
    Website: www.gallart.com/
    Attire: Smart Casual OR #WSF Submit T-Shirt

    -Tuesday MARCH 3, 2015: AWARD SHOW @ AMC 24 Aventura 
    Time: 6pm - 11pm
    Address: Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL 33180
    Attire: Formal (Dress-2-Impress) 

     

    Seal the deal today, by purchasing a ticket of your choice at the link below. We are near sold out, but would love the opportunity to have you be a part of this EPIC event:

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-widescreen-film-music-video-festival-feb-27-mar-3-tickets-15431711665

     

    Proof of 1,000+ Confirmed to Attend:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/856828957682394/

     

    Intro Video (President's Message):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HUbMA6NKig

     

    Video from Last Event We Hosted Over at AMC:
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    The rules to register your short-movies at the 14th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are online.
    The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: WAIT.
    As usual there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme.

    Furthermore, in agreement with the association INIZIATIVA LAICA, a special section, Laity, is dedicated to Freedom of Choice.

    The deadline to submit your short movies is May the 31st, 2015, while for the Laity section the deadline is March the 15th, 2015.

    Info: www.reggiofilmfestival.com

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    Held for the 24th time from January 14 to 27 at New York’s Walter Read theatre Center the Jewish Film Festival offered an expanded selection. Organized by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center the main program presented 22 features from 13 countries including several co-productions, 36 films in special programs and four seminars. Compared to last year’s edition the program has become more differentiated to reach its goal of proving a broad exploration of the Jewish character and history, Israel themed stories and emerging events. Films selected excelled in the contents covered and in most cases in their production value.  In four special programs noteworthy productions were presented including but not limited to Three Women (Ernst Lubitsch), Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick), The Birdcage (Mike Nicols) and The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo). The War Against War special program is an original section showcasing antiwar films from the 50’s and 60’s. Equally innovative was the New York Noir sidebar which presented dark views of the city from the late 40’s by the Jewish directors Robert Siodmack (Cry of the City) and Jules Dassin (The Naked City).

    In the United States there are more than 100 Jewish film festivals, a number that has been growing steadily over the last year. The expanded New York Jewish Film Festival is probably the largest given its appealing selection for the huge Jewish community in the New York area and for those interested in Jewish and Israeli affairs. As distinct from many other festivals this festival has a track record of launching films into distribution.  After their selection for the NY Jewish festival, numerous films entered theatrical distribution including this year’s Oscar winner Ida, Bethlehem, The Congress, The Jewish Cardinal, Plus, and When Jews Were Funny, available through the VOD platform. Several selections from the 2015 programs are now in theaters like Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz), Felix and Meira (Maxime Giroux), Let’s Go (Michael Verhoeven), and Deli (Erik Greenberg Anjou). The festival achieves what many film makers want, to reach a larger community.

     

    Among the productions  which had a special appeal are:

    MUSES OF ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER, Asaf Galay & Shal Betser, Israel, 2014

    Presented with an appealing human touch through extensive interviews and archival footage are the multiple involvements Singer had with a female translators who had worked for him estimated at about 48. But the story transcends the themes of love sex and betrayals. It recreates his biography and elucidates his writing career. Far beyond being just companions the translators helped him to master the English language and become a respected author. After all, he only wrote in the Yiddish language.  The translators had different recollections and stories covering facets of his personality and existence, but more importantly, they provided Singer with themes and events for his stories. They did not take credit for their contributions, an essential support he was reluctant to acknowledge. The visual documentation of the film generates an outstanding portrait of a complex and demanding character.

      

     

    THE ZIONIST IDEA, Joseph Direman and Oren Ruavsky, USA 2014

    This is a meticulously researched and presented documentary about the history of Zionism from the origin to contemporary Israel. It follows the perception of the residents of Palestine and Israel who were participants in the decade old struggle. Superb archival footage illustrates the different strains of past and present Zionism which passed from a dream to the deeds of settling and establishing the homeland Herzl suggested. Hopeless appears but not impossible is the contemporary dream of solving the conflicts. From the socialist interpretation of the twenties, the settling of Jewish communities, the displacement of Palestinians from their land by force, and several wars, the impasse of current conditions has come about. Against the background of a right wing drift of Israeli politics and public sentiments some Zionists advocate to retain the West Bank by force if necessary. Others, who are in the minority search for a democratic solution reflecting the contradiction which has continued for decades. In the 1940s Palestine the minority population of Jews stayed and the majority of Arabs left or were expelled without being allowed to return, a contingency of war. By 1967, 700,000 Jews from Arab countries had moved to Israel. After Israel’s pre-emptive strike, the Egyptian and Syrian armies were defeated in the 6 day war and Israel held with the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, all the historic land claimed by some of her political parties and conservative factions. After all, Israel enjoyed for the first time a Jewish territorial unity.  Today, radicals on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides are more driven by religion and faced by a shrinking number of moderates.  For the settlers there has been a shift to a religious war, a stark contrast to Rabin’s conviction expressed in the Oslo accords that the partition in two nations and a discussion of two state solutions is necessary. The Zionist conception of the state is debated again in Israel ranging from the goal of self-determination embraced by some to the conviction of keeping the occupied areas held by others.  Small and vocal communities search for peace and oppose the ever growing settlements. 

    By presenting juxtapositions of events and personal testimonies from both sides this provocative presentation of Zionism in Israel’s history is a learning experience. We observe the weakening of democratic values and on both sides a decline of tolerance, disillusionment, and the absence among leaders of a reasonable vision for the future. Ethnic nationalism linked to religion creates a Jewish state where Arabs are second class citizens. In that state a   Palestinian national identity cannot be accepted and dialogue becomes impossible.

     

     

    FELIX AND MEIRA, Maxime Giroux, Canada, 2014 

    Meira lives with her husband and infant in a Montreal n orthodox community. She has an adventurous mind, a strong sense of self and stands up to her husband who is immured in rituals. Articulating that in the closed orthodox setting she cannot express herself she feels lifeless. Felix, to whom she is drawn in a chance encounter, comes from upscale professional background and appears to be drifting with no sense of direction. He is also alienated from his family and but seems to be detached from Meira with whom he has fallen in love.  Meira emancipates from her husband and family and leaves with her infant daughter to join Felix in Venice. She has gained her freedom and realizes that she will be shunned from her family and community, but also knows that she cannot escape completely her tradition. Felix and Meira is beautifully enacted low budget film with great photography capturing the neighborhoods of Montreal, Brooklyn and the Venice scenery offering a touching story dialogued mostly in Yiddish

     

    DELI MAN, USA 2014, Erik Greenberg Anjou

    Serving like a secular culinary temple the Deli is an essential Jewish cultural institution and was in earlier periods paramount in Jewish neighborhoods. From the founding of this institution in the 1840s by German immigrants to the early 19th century more than 30 thousand delicatessen restaurants were set up. Today they have declined to hundreds because of not being able to survive the aggressive real estate market, demographic changes, upward mobility, and a shift in culinary preferences. DELI MAN is a superb documentary depicting the developments of Delis and of several families maintaining them over generations. There is an intriguing history of the dishes served, and of the social functions these restaurants maintained. Their success in shifting from ethnic to main line food also contributed to the demise of the classical Jewish Deli where the consumption of food came close to a religious experience. In New York City so the film reports there are only four major delis left, including the well know Katz, They survive because they own the Deli and the building it occupies rather than renting the space. Greenberg shares an enlightening and uplifting story.

     

    LET’S GO, Michael Verhoeven, Germany 2014

    Verhoeven presents in this startling sensitive feature film two holocaust survivors who decide to stay in Germany rather than leaving for another country. Their daughter Laura lives in the United States but returns when her father dies and her comatose sister is hospitalized. Laura tries to better understand her peculiar family. Through elucidating flashbacks the film reconstruct the family’s passage from survival in the first post-war years, managing a restaurant, and living in a Munich reform settlement with some other survivors.  The parents never discuss the past with their children. Avoidance of strangers is mandatory with the father taking on a stern role. Emotional withdrawal is shown by the mother who is totally detached from Laura and cannot show grief about the passing of her husband and hospitalized daughter. Rather she finds refuge in Jewish rituals. Outside the family setting Verhoeven shows their alienation from the environment in an understated way. Laura, like others in the post-holocaust generation cannot escape the experiences of her parents. She can only accept being Jewish after she learns at the end of the film that her mother’s coldness is due to a traumatic concentration camp experience.  At the end of the film an allied officer commands her father “Let’s go” when her father is hiding in a camp barracks, a motto that now holds for her.

      

    The festival delivered on the promise of an outstanding and relevant program adding thought provoking sections

     

    Claus Mueller

    filmexchange@gmail.com.


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    CELEBRATING FIRST-TIME FILMMAKERS WITH A GRAND PRIZE OF THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION AND INTERNATIONAL SALES

    6 NEW INTERNATIONAL FILMS IN COMPETITION

    Following last year’s acclaimed second edition, FIRST TIME FEST is back, and it shows that third time’s the charm.   The 3rd FIRST TIME FEST is set for March 5-9, 2015, and it will be based at an exciting new array of venues.  Screenings will take place at Core Club (55th St. and Park Avenue), the Wild Project (195 East 3rd St.), and Village East Cinema (2nd Ave. and 12th St.); and panels and other events will occur at B Bar & Grill (filmmaker lounge, panels - except for “From Rock To Score” at the Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking NYC, conversations & ‘power lunches’) and Gansevoort Park Ave NYC (Closing Night Festivities).

     

    FIRST TIME FEST is a unique film festival celebrating first-time feature filmmakers. Aimed at discovering and providing exposure for the next generation of great filmmakers from around the world, FTF is a five-day event with a competition section showcasing new and exciting debut films, and a series of panels and programs.  

     

    The Festival will culminate on Monday, March 9 with an Awards Ceremony and a special tribute to Harvey Weinstein, who has been a champion of first-time filmmakers at Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company. Among the many first-time films his companies have distributed are Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino), Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh), Chicago (Rob Marshall), Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann), Kids (Larry Clark), Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney), A Single Man (Tom Ford), Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne), Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler), and Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins). Weinstein will receive a special award from the Festival and participate in a conversation about his support of first-time films.  “As a distributor and producer with extraordinary vision and taste, Harvey Weinstein has discovered many great first-time filmmakers and brought their work to the attention of American audiences,” said First Time Fest co-founders Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward. “We are proud to honor him.”

     

    Martin Scorsese, who presented Darren Aronofsky with the first John Huston Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema, stated, “This venture is very very important to encourage young filmmakers.”

     

    Notable attendees from the first two installments include Martin Scorsese, Darren Aronofsky, Julie Taymor, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sofia Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Moore, Tony Bennett, Lake Bell, Michael Shannon, Slash, Nile Rodgers, Duncan Sheik, Brooke Shields, Rosie Perez, James Toback, Jennie Livingston, Tom McCarthy, Albert Maysles, Todd Solondz, Elliot Goldenthal, Hal Hartley, Carol Alt, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Nancy Savoca, Barbara Kopple, Christine Vachon, Melvin Van Peebles, Fred Elmes, and more!

     

    FTF will present Competition Films, an eclectic selection of six fiction and documentary films from Lebanon, the Netherlands, and the U.S., including several world, U.S., and New York premieres, which will be judged by a panel of industry luminaries and the FTF audience. All of the films in competition at FTF are the very first feature of the writer, director, producer, editor, cinematographer or composer of each film.  All competition screenings will be followed by  discussions with the filmmakers, and all audience members will vote on the films as well. Together, the jury and audience will select the Grand Prize winner, which is offered theatrical distribution and international sales representation from the renowned American film distributor, Cinema Libre Studio.  This year finds an exciting new opportunity for our competition filmmakers.  Raptor Films has come onboard to offer a First Look deal for all of the competition filmmakers’ next film.

     

    Competition Jury members are Scott Feinstein (42West), Rafe Fogel (Falcon Investments/Legendary Pictures), Maureen Masters (Magnolia Pictures), Nile Rodgers (Musician/Film Composer), Harper Simon (Musician).

     

    In addition to the film screenings, FTF will be hosting an array of Industry Panels with notable producers, financiers, agents, composers, and other members of the entertainment industry. Panels at FTF are intimate gatherings between attendees and special guests where questions are encouraged and discussion is lively.  Among the panels are “Power Girls!Women in Entertainment;” “Show Me the Money;” “We Need a Bigger Boat: Producing Independent Cinema;” and “From Rock to Score;” and “Crystal Ball:The Future of Distribution.

     

    Big Vision Empty Wallet http://bigvisionemptywallet.com/ co-founders Dani Faith Leonard & Alex Cirillo have curated the festival panels, and are offering the Competition filmmakers a free one-year membership to Big Vision Empty Wallet, a curated collective of creators  All panels will take place at B Bar and Grill except for “From Rock To Score” that will be at the Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking.

     

    Our world is increasingly less tolerant of the risks associated with supporting films by first time filmmakers.  This creates an ever more challenging environment for filmmakers to create truly inspired content without the need to focus on fundraising and economic success. Unfortunately many festivals have become so large they only provide exposure to already prominent filmmakers, while others are too small to attract quality films.  As a result, too many great films remain unseen and too many exceptional filmmakers undeveloped.

     

    And so, FIRST TIME FEST was born.

     

    Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward are the co-founders of FIRST TIME FEST.  As an accomplished philanthropist, actor, and social entrepreneur, as well as the daughter of singer Tony Bennett, Johanna Bennett has immersed herself within the entertainment and artistic community her entire life. Mandy Ward has worked in the film industry for the past decade in varied capacities, namely as a film producer of several projects.  The Festival’s programming team includes David Schwartz, Chief Curator of Museum of the Moving Image, and Soo Kim, Producer/Director,  Creator of Team Umizoomi, Nickelodeon.

     

    No festival happens on its own and we’d like to thank our sponsors and collaborators: Big Vision Empty Wallet; B Bar & Grill; Intandem Creatives; Gansevoort Hotel Group; Cinema Libre Studio; Raptor Films; Lazar; Gibson; Tascam; DeepEddy Vodka (sponsoring Brunch & Closing Night party); The Circuit; Women Make Movies.

     

    FIRST TIME FEST schedule:

     

    Thursday March 5th -

     

    4:00pm - Filmmaker & Accredited Media welcome cocktail reception at B Bar & Grill.

     

    9:00pm - FTF will open this year with the “From Rock To Score” panel brought to you by Gibson and Tascam, and hosted by Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking NYC. This year “From Rock to Score” will feature Wayne Kramer of MC5and Questlove of The Roots. Moderating will be Rachel Felder editor at large of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. “Rock to Score” is a discussion of how Rock Stars became film composers and how their process differs in each medium.

     

    10:30pm-1:00am – Opening Night Party at Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking NYC.

     

    Friday March 6th-

     

    4:30pmPanel at B Bar& Grill, Power Girls!Women in Entertainment round table.  Presented by Big Vision Empty Wallet.  Moderated by Dani Faith Leonard& Alex CirilloPanelists: Jacqueline Gonzalez, Executive Director, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York; Jenny Halper, Development Executive, Maven Pictures; Anne Hubbell, Founder, Tangerine Entertainment; Terry Lawler, Executive Director, NYWIFT; Leah Meyerhoff, Director & Founder of Film Fatales; Soo Kim, Producer/Director,  Creator of Team Umizoomi, Nickelodeon.

     

     

    6:00pm - Competition THE INTRUDER {INFILTRANT} (US Premiere) followed by Skype Q&A with Director Shariff Korver. US Premiere. Holland, 2014, 87 mins. Directed by Shariff Korver. Written by Korver and Rogier de Blok. Produced by Eva Eisensioeffel, Joost de Vries, Leontine Petit. Photographed by Alex Wuijts. Production design by Elza Kroonenberg. Edited by Ruben van der Hammen. Music by Helge Slikker. With Nasrdin Dchar, Rachid El Ghazaoul, Walid Benmbarek. Synopsis - In this intelligent and intense thriller, a Dutch cop of Moroccan descent goes undercover to infiltrate a drug-trafficking Moroccan family. His world is turned upside down when he starts to feel at home with his new family, and disillusioned by the police force. Neither is what they seem. This deeply personal film is about a man trying to figure out where he truly belongs.  Premiered in Discovery section at Toronto International Film Festival.

     

    7:00pm - Special Screening atVillage East Cinema, THE MIND OF MARK DeFRIEST followed by Q&A with first-time composer Ronan Coleman and “Rock To Score,” and film’s collaborator Wayne Kramer.  U.S., 2015, 100 mins. Written and directed by Gabriel London. Produced by Gabriel London, Daniel Chalfen. Photographed by William Charles Moss, Eric Koretz, Andreas Wagner. Music by Ronan Coleman. Edited by Nick Clark.  Synopsis - Once known as Houdini for his multiple and improbable jailbreaks, Mark DeFriest was condemned to Florida's toughest prison after a lone psychiatrist declared he was faking mental illness. When that doctor reaches out 30 years later, DeFriest finds an unlikely ally willing to examine his infamous past and offer new insights to the Parole Commission. 

     

    8:30pm - Special Screening at Core Club, ONE EYED GIRL (NY Premiere) followed by Q&A with Director Nick Matthews. Australia, 2015, 101 mins. Directed by Nick Matthews. Produced by David Ngo. Written by Craig Behenna and Nick Matthews. Photographed by Jody Muston. Production design by Anny Duff. Edited by David Ngo. With Mark Leonard Winter, Steve Le Marquand, Tilda Cobham-Hervey.  Synopsis - Would you risk your life to save your soul? One Eyed Girl, is a riveting, accomplished, and dark thriller about Travis, a young psychiatrist who is haunted by the death of a patient. On the brink of a breakdown he meets a teenage girl named Grace, who invites him to a church run by charismatic leader. In search of answers Travis is led deeper and deeper into the underworld of a doomsday cult where he is given one last chance for redemption.  Winner of Jury Prize at Austin Film Festival.

     

    Saturday March 7th -

     

    11:00am-2:00pm - A special day of Networking and Master Classes at B Bar & Grill, Presented by Lazar & Raptor Films, and programmed by Big Vision Empty Wallet:  “How Everything Works.” Moderator: Steven BeerProducing Panelists: Jessica Caldwell (Awol, Happy Baby); Frida Torresblanco, Braven Films; Katie Stern (Listen Up Philip, Francine); J.P. Sarni, Head of Television at Cinema Gypsy Productions; Rose Ganguzza (Kill Your Darlings, Margin Call).  Finance Panel: L.A Teodosio; Rafe Fogel, Falcon Investments/Board Member of Legendary Pictures; Kristen Konvitz, Indiegogo.

     

    11:00am-12:00pm –“We Need A Bigger Boat: Producing Independent Cinema

     

    12:00-12:45pm - Special Networking Brunch with our panelists, special FTF selected invitees, and members of sponsor organizations The Circuit and Lazar.

     

    12:45-1:15pm – An in-progress look at the funding process – kickstarter, crowd funding, groveling & begging – for the film Lonely Whale -  52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale with Director Joshua Zeman.

     

    1:15-2:00pm – “Show Me The Money” where actual check writing financiers will speak as to how to get them to write you a check, crowd funding secrets, and tax credits.

     

    Screenings at Core Club -

     

    1:00pm - Competition VOID {WAYNON} (North American Premiere) followed by Skype Q&A with the directors.  Lebanon, 2013, 78 mins. Written by Georges Khabbaz. Directed by Maria Abdel Karim, Naji Bechara, Jad Beyrouthy, Salim Habr, Christelle Ighniades, Tarek Korkomaz, Zeina Makki. Produced by Nicolas Khabbaz, Sam Lahoud, George John Tarabay. Photographed by Kmal Bou Nassar. Music by Cedric Kayem. Edited by Salim Habr. With Carol Abboud, Diamand Bou Abboud, Carmen Lebros, Latife Moultaka, Takla Chamoun, Nada Abou Farhat.  Synopsis - Six Lebanese women, different ages, await the return of their sons, brothers, husbands or lovers, who have been missing since the Civil War. Void depicts the events that take place on the eve of the Beirut Parliament Square sit-in, where the women petition to renew the cases of their missing men. The lives of these women revolve around waiting for the men in their lives. A wait filled with uncertainty, and hope.  Winner of Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Diamond Bou Abboud), and Best Ensemble Cast at the recent Lebanon film awards.

     

    3:00pm - Competition BENEATH THE OLIVE TREE followed by Q&A with Director Stavroula Toske.  U.S., 2015, 74 mins. Work-in-progress screening. Directed by Stavroula Toska. Written and produced by Toska and Sophia Antonini.  Photographed by Sophia Antonini. Edited by Lauren Beckett Johnson. Music by Tao Zervas. Narrated by Olympia Dukakis.  Synopsis - U.S., 2015, 74 mins. Work-in-progress screening. Directed by Stavroula Toska. Written and produced by Toska and Sophia Antonini.  Photographed by Sophia Antonini. Edited by Lauren Beckett Johnson. Music by Tao Zervas. Narrated by Olympia Dukakis.  Synopsis - This deeply-moving, personal, and eye-openng documentary focuses on the true stories of women exiled to Trikeri Island; the biggest women’s concentration camp during the Greek Civil War (1946-49).  Years after the camps were phased out, seven notebooks written in secrecy and buried under a tree have surfaced, revealing the truth about their suffering and their survival. The women’s journals, and Toska’s film, bring to light some history the Greek government continues to manipulate and repress.

     

    6:oopm - Competition Film at Core Club, I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS followed by Q&A with Director Leah Meyerhoff.  U.S., 2014, 80 mins. Written and directed by Leah Meyerhoff. Produced by Heather Rae. Photographed by Jarin Blaschke. Edited by Rebecca Laks and Michael Taylor. Music by Sasha Gordon. With Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack, Julia Game.  Synopsis - Davina is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades. I Believe in Unicorns takes us on a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love.  A festival favorite around the world since its premiere in 2014 at SXSW.

     

    8:30pm - Competition OTHER MADNESSES (World Premiere) followed by Q&A with Director Jeremy Carr. U.S., 2015, 105 mins. Written, directed, photographed, and edited by Jeremy Carr. Produced by Dawn Fidrick, Music by Stephen Light. With James Moles, Natia Dune.  Synopsis - Ed Zimmer is a reclusive, New York City tour guide who suffers from recurring nightmares. The haunting premonitions force him to take violent action against the perceived threats all around him, as he attempts to maintain a relationship with a Russian tourist named Lucya, who just might be the girl of his dreams. Jeremy Carr’s mesmerizing debut film is a dark character study that evokes Taxi Driver and other 1970s American films.  Six years in the making, the film was almost lost to flooding during Hurricane Sandy.

     

    Sunday March 8th -

     

    11:00am – Panel at B Bar and Grill,“Crystal Ball:The Future of Distribution”, Presented by Big Vision Empty Wallet. Moderated by Dani Faith Leonard& Alex CirilloPanelists: MichaelBen Lawson, Head of Content, Candy Factory Films; Alexandra Marvar, Marketing Director, VHX; Allie Esslinger, Founder, Section ii; Linzee Troubh, Head of Sales, Cinetic Media; JasonSondhi, Curator, Vimeo.

     

    7:00pm – Competition at Wild Project 195 E. 3rd St., COME SIMI (NY Premiere) followed by Q&A with Director Jenica Bergere and actress Tawny Kitaen.  U.S., 2015, 82 mins. Directed by Jenica Bergere. Produced by Keth Kjarval, James Portolese, Mary Vernieu. Written by Doc Pedrolie and Jenica Bergere. Photographed by Peter Mosiman. Production designer, Lauree Martel. With Fionulla Flanngan, Jenica Bergere, Joshua Funk, Karen Landry, Tawny Kitaen.  Synopsis - A neurotic pregnant woman on the verge of giving birth attempts to reunite her estranged family, which includes a mother riddled deeply with Alzheimer's, an aging porn-star sister and an intense aunt, whom the family hasn't seen in eighteen years. All of this is in an effort to fix her family history before giving birth. The colorful journey travels from Venice to Van Nuys to Simi Valley and in the end, love must win out.  The very pregnant writer/director/star Jenica Bergere made the film in ten days, and incorporated actual footage of her own delivery.

     

    Monday March 9th -

     

     6:00pm – At Ganesvoort Park Ave NYC, Closing Night Party; Competition Awards; and Tribute to Harvey Weinstein in Honor of His Support of First-Time Filmmakers.

     

    Harvey Weinstein has been a champion of first-time filmmakers at Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company. Among the many first-time films his companies have distributed are Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino), Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh), Chicago (Rob Marshall), Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann), Kids (Larry Clark), Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney), A Single Man (Tom Ford), Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne), Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler), and Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins). Weinstein will receive a special award from the Festival and participate in a conversation about his support of first-time films.  FIRST TIME FEST is proud to honor the visionary Harvey Weinstein.

     

    For Festival Information - Visit The Festival Website at http://www.firsttimefest.com

     

    Tickets & Passes For First Time Fest:

    Single Ticket Pricing– Screenings – $12.00 (Competition & Special Screenings).

    25% discount ($9.00) for Students and Members of the Museum of the Moving Image, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Film Forum, IFP, the Players, and Motion Picture Industry Unions & Guilds, including SAG, DGA, WGA, ICG, MPEG).

     

    FTF Presents: Panels – $12.00 

    25% discount ($9.00) for Students and Members of the Museum of the Moving Image, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Film Forum, IFP, the Players, and Motion Picture Industry Unions & Guilds, including SAG, DGA, WGA, ICG, MPEG).

    From Rock To Score - $20.00

    “How Everything Works” Panels & Brunch - $50.00

     

    Closing Night Awards Ceremony - $50.00

     

    Passes

    All-Access Pass– $150.00 (Galas, Screenings, FTF Presents Panels, Conversations, Tributes, Access to Filmmaker Lounge) 50% ($75) Discount for Students and Members of the Museum of the Moving Image, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Film Forum, IFP, the Players and Motion Picture Industry Unions & Guilds, including SAG, DGA, WGA, ICG, MPEG)

    Programmers Pass (Screenings Only) – $50.00

     

    Tickets can be purchased online at: www.FirstTimeFest.com

    Also at the Core Club Box-Office and B Bar headquarters during First Time Fest 


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    The Cinedelphia Film Festival is excited to announce the first wave of programming for this year’s fest!  The CFF will run from April 9 - 25 at PhilaMOCA and is loosely based around the theme of the “outsider”:  untrained filmmakers, special interest archivists, and those who simply refuse to play by Hollywood’s rules.  As always, it’s an eclectic and highly entertaining lineup of film programming that you won’t find anywhere else in the Delaware Valley.

     

    Thursday, April 9, 7:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA
    A special work in progress screening of locally produced documentary VIETNAM APPRECIATION DAY, a heartfelt and often hilarious look at Philadelphia-area Vietnam War reenactors.  The film’s subjects and crew will be in attendance and there will be a live post-screening USO show!

    Festival page: http://www.cinedelphiafilmfestival.com/vietnam-appreciation-day/

    Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1348438

    Trailer:

     

    Saturday, April 11, 7:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA

    A 10th Anniversary Celebration of local documentary ROCK SCHOOL with director Don Argott and subjects in attendance plus post-screening live performances from School of Rock students and alumni!

    Festival page: http://www.cinedelphiafilmfestival.com/rock-school/

    Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1358086

     

    Thursday, April 16, 7:00 PM @ PhilaMOCA

    The Academy of Natural Sciences’ popular Mega-Bad Movie Night movie mockery series heads to PhilaMOCA for a screening of MEGA SHARK VERSUS GIANT OCTOPUS!  Plus a post-screening “killer animal” themed installment of the movie comedy game show Movie Movie Live!

    Festival page: http://www.cinedelphiafilmfestival.com/mega-bad-movie-night

    Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1215186

     

    Friday, April 17, 7:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA

    33 years in the making, the CFF is proud to host the Philly Premiere of the brand new complete cut of the greatest fan film ever made, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION!  Director/star Chris Strompolos in attendance!  Co-presented by Geekadelphia.

    Festival page: http://www.cinedelphiafilmfestival.com/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-the-adaptation/

    Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1350396

     

    This year’s pre-festival events include a free CFF Preview Night at PhilaMOCA (WED 4/1), a special live Video Pirates program at S. Philly coffee/video rental shop Cinemug (FRI 4/3), and a Bleeding Skull Video! VHS marathon at Ardmore’s Viva Video (SAT 4/4)!

     

    Full schedule will be announced soon.

     

    Official site:

    http://www.cinedelphiafilmfestival.com

     

    2015 CFF poster by Philly-based artist Box Brown:

    http://www.cinedelphiafilmfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/cff-poster.jpg


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    At a press conference in Hong Kong on February 25, 2015, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced the nominees for the 9th Asian Film Awards (AFA). Forty-two films from eight countries and regions received a total 74 nominations. This year, the AFA received over 1,000 eligible films from 34 countries across Asia.
    In a parallel announcement, the AFAA revealed that internationally acclaimed film director and producer Ms. Mabel CHEUNG Yuen-ting has been appointed as this year’s AFA Jury President, while established leading man Mr. Aaron KWOK Fu-shing will serve as a Celebrity Jury member.
    Said Ms. Mable Cheung Yuen-ting: “The Asian Film Awards is a formidable exercise. Each film has its own strengths fueled by the filmmakers’ passion, creative styles and captivating stories. With the high standard of work on display, we recognize the responsibility and challenge involved in voting for the winners.”
    Mr. Aaron Kwok Fu-shing stated: "As an actor who has participated in many Asian movies, mainly those ones in Greater China, it is indeed a delight to witness the rise of Asian films and their positive reception worldwide. The Asian Film Awards is a brilliant platform for the Asian film industry to make positive progress as well as to encourage aspiring film professionals.”
    The AFA Jury comprises 14 respected film industry professionals and critics who will select outstanding Asian works of the year to be recognized by one of the most prestigious film awards in the world today. From Japan, Mr. Kenji Ishizaka, the programming director of ‘Asian Future’ section of Tokyo International Film Festival, and Mr. Tetsuya Bessho, actor and founder of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, will serve as Jury members.
    Since 2007, the AFA has sought to highlight the best in Asian cinema to the world, and to promote Asian film culture both regionally and internationally. Beginning in 2014, the Tokyo International Film Festival became a partner of the Asian Film Awards Academy, along with the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Busan International Film
    Festival, to promote, develop and enrich Asian Cinema.
    "The developing network of filmmakers and film industries in the Asia-Pacific will strengthen the AFA and drive the globalization of Asian films,” said Dr. Wilfred WONG Ying-wai, Chairman of the AFA Academy and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society. “We greatly appreciate the support of our Japanese and Korean founding partners in helping to enhance recognition, cultivation and promotion of Asian films on the world stage.”
    Sponsored by Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao and The Venetian® Macao and with Cotai Water Jet as the Official Ferry Operator, the 9th Asian Film Awards will be held at The Venetian Theatre, one of the region's most luxurious entertainment venues, on March 25, 2015 (Wednesday).
    *The complete list of the 9th AFA nominations list is attached to this press release.For further information or inquiries, please contact; Tokyo International Film Festival,  
     
     
    The 9thAsian Film Awards: Awards Presentation Ceremony
    Date: March 15, 2015 (Wednesday)
    Venue: The Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macao
    (Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, s/n, Taipa, Macao SAR)
    ASIAN FILM AWARDS (AFA)
    Inaugurated in 2007, the Asian Film Awards celebrates excellence in Asian cinema through the annual presentation of awards to the
    many diverse talents and films that make up the dynamic film industries of the region. Awards night is a spectacular gathering of
    celebrities, industry professionals and the media that highlights and publicizes the year’s achievements in Asian movies.
    Presented in Hong Kong in its first seven years, the Awards were held last year in one of Asia’s fastest growing entertainment hubs,
    Macau. With this historic move, the Awards take one step closer to its long-term plan of being held in different Asian cities to reflect its
    broad reach across the entire region. Following last year’s success, the Asian Film Awards will be held again in Macau for its ninth
    edition.
    ASIAN FILM AWARDS ACADEMY (AFAA)
    Established in Hong Kong in late 2013, the Asian Film Awards Academy aims to promote and develop Asian cinema, its talents and
    audiences.
    In an unprecedented landmark collaboration, the three long-established and major international film festivals in Asia, that is Busan,
    Hong Kong and Tokyo have joined together as the founding members of the Asian Film Awards Academy. Together, they will provide
    an impact and influence that will promote Asian cinema through the annual flagship Asian Film Awards, and year-round initiatives
    such as professional exchanges, mentorship and development programs for young filmmakers, and strategies for regional and
    international audience development.
    Asian Film Awards Academy members come from all over Asia. They are drawn from all past nominees and winners at the Asian
    Film Awards. Additional members who are prominent in their field may also be inducted into the Asian Film Awards Academy.
    Members will be given voting rights for the Asian Film Awards and also participate in various Academy activities around the region.
    The Asian Film Awards Academy expresses the increasing global importance and creative strength of the cinemas of Asia and will
    help to unite the industries and talents of this fast-growing region.
    SANDS RESORTS COTAI STRIP MACAO – SANDS CHINA’S INTEGRATED RESORT CITY
    Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Sands Resorts
    Cotai Strip Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a
    stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip
    market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
    Pulsating with life, both night and day, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available
    nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free
    shopping with more than 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.5 million square feet (140,000 square metres)
    of meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well
    over 100 dining options, including Michelin-starred restaurants, bars and lounges. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is a must-go
    destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.For further information or inquiries, please contact; Tokyo International Film Festival, Publicity and Advertising
    Tel: +81-3-3553-4793; Fax: +81-3-3553-4788; email: tiff-pr@tiff-jp.net
    http://tiff-jp.net/
    Comprised of The Venetian® Macao; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central,
    featuring the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is where Asia’s ultimate
    destination is all within reach. And coming in late 2015... the crowning achievement of Sheldon G. Adelson’s vision of the Cotai
    Strip… The Parisian Macao.
    Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao… Be at the Centre of It All! For more information, please visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com.
    THE VENETIAN® MACAO
    Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and
    architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of
    convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying
    entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international
    and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital & Spa; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor
    playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and
    a mini-golf course.
    For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com.
    COTAI WATER JET
    Launched in November 2007, Cotai Water Jet is the premium high-speed ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. As of
    January 2015, the maritime jet fleet has serviced more than 44 million passengers, and averages approximately 42 daily round
    trip sailings. Its 14 custom-built catamarans have the capacity to carry more than 400 passengers each and operate at top
    speeds of approximately 42 knots. Passengers on Cotai Water Jet have a choice of three classes of service, with direct
    sailings between ports in Macao, Taipa, Hong Kong, Kowloon, and the Hong Kong International Airport providing an important
    transportation option for both locals and visitors of Macao. The Cotai Water Jet service is fully managed and operated on
    behalf of owner Sands China Ltd. by Chu Kong High Speed Ferry Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong.
    For more information, including sailing schedule and fares, please visit www.cotaiwaterjet.com.
    The complete list of the 9th AFA nominations list is attached as Appendix I.
    The complete jury list for the 9th AFA is attached as Appendix II.Asian Film Awards Academy | info@afaacademy.asia | www.afaacademy.asia
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    第九屆亞洲電影大獎提名名單
    Best Film 最佳電影
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country/Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    Black Coal, Thin Ice
    白日焰火
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    2
    Blind Massage
    推拿
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    3
    Haider
    海德爾
    India
    印度
    4
    Hill Of Freedom
    自由之丘
    South Korea
    南韓
    5
    Ode To My Father
    半世紀的諾言
    South Korea
    南韓
    6
    The Light Shines Only There
    只在那裡發光
    Japan
    日本
     
    Best Director 最佳導演
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country/Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    LOU Ye
    婁燁
    Blind Massage
    推拿
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    2
    TSUKAMOTO Shinya
    塚本晉也
    Fires On The Plain
    野火
    Japan
    日本
    3 Lav DIAZ
    From What Is Before
    驕陽逼近
    The Philippines
    菲律賓
    4 Vishal BHARDWAJ
    Haider
    海德爾
    India
    印度
    5
    HONG Sang-soo
    洪尚秀
    Hill Of Freedom
    自由之丘
    South Korea
    南韓
    6
    Ann HUI
    許鞍華
    The Golden Era
    黃金時代
    Hong Kong 香港
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    Best Actor 最佳男主角
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    LIAO Fan
    廖凡
    Black Coal, Thin Ice
    白日焰火
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    2
    KASE Ryo
    加瀨亮
    Hill Of Freedom
    自由之丘
    South Korea
    南韓
    3
    Sean LAU Ching-wan
    劉青雲
    Overheard 3
    竊聽風雲 3
    Hong Kong 香港
    Mainland China 中國大陸
    4
    Ethan RUAN
    阮經天
    Paradise In Service
    軍中樂園
    Taiwan 台灣
    5 CHOI Min-sik
    Roaring Currents
    鳴梁海戰
    South Korea
    南韓
    6
    SATOH Takeru
    佐藤健
    Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends
    浪客劍心:傳說落幕篇
    Japan
    日本
    Best Actress 最佳女主角
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    BAE Doo-na
    裴斗娜
    A Girl At My Door
    道熙呀
    South Korea
    南韓
    2
    GONG Li
    鞏俐
    Coming Home
    歸來
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    3
    ZHAO Wei
    趙薇
    Dearest
    親愛的
    Hong Kong 香港
    Mainland China 中國大陸
    4 Kalki KOECHLIN Margarita, With A Straw
    India
    印度
    5
    MIYAZAWA Rie
    宮澤理惠
    Pale Moon
    紙之月
    Japan
    日本
    6
    TANG Wei
    湯唯
    The Golden Era
    黃金時代
    Hong Kong 香港
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    Best Newcomer 最佳新演員
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    DO Kyung-soo
    都暻秀
    Cart
    購物車
    South Korea
    南韓
    2
    ZHANG Huiwen
    張慧雯
    Coming Home
    歸來
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    3
    Ivana WONG
    王菀之
    Golden ChickenSSS
    金雞 SSS
    Hong Kong
    香港
    4
    TOSAKA Hiroomi
    登坂廣臣
    Hot Road
    熱血之路
    Japan
    日本
    5
    ZHAN Huaiyun
    詹懷雲
    Meeting Dr. Sun
    行動代號:孫中山
    Taiwan
    台灣
    Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    CHO Jin-woong
    趙鎮雄
    A Hard Day
    黑仔型警
    South Korea
    南韓
    2
    QIN Hao
    秦昊
    Blind Massage
    推拿
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    3
    CHEN Jianbin
    陳建斌
    Paradise In Service
    軍中樂園
    Taiwan 台灣
    4
    WANG Zhiwen
    王志文
    The Golden Era
    黃金時代
    Hong Kong 香港
    Mainland China 中國大陸
    5
    ITO Hideaki
    伊藤英明
    WOOD JOB!
    戀上春樹
    Japan
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    Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    HAN Ye-ri
    漢藝利
    Haemoo
    怒海沉淪
    South Korea
    南韓
    2 Tabassum HASHMI
    Haider
    海德爾
    India
    印度
    3
    WAN Qian
    萬茜
    Paradise In Service
    軍中樂園
    Taiwan 台灣
    4
    IKEWAKI Chizuru
    池脇千鶴
    The Light Shines Only There
    只在那裡發光
    Japan
    日本
    5
    KUROKI Haru
    黑木華
    The Little House
    東京小屋
    Japan
    日本
    Best Screenwriter 最佳編劇
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1 KIM Seong-hun
    A Hard Day
    黑仔型警
    South Korea
    南韓
    2
    DIAO Yinan
    刁亦男
    Black Coal, Thin Ice
    白日焰火
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    3 Chaitanya TAMHANE
    Court
    被捕無限次
    India
    印度
    4
    LI Qiang
    李檣
    The Golden Era
    黃金時代
    Hong Kong 香港
    Mainland China 中國大陸
    5
    TAKADA Ryo
    高田亮
    The Light Shines Only There
    只在那裡發光
    Japan
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    第九屆亞洲電影大獎提名名單
    Best Cinematographer 最佳攝影
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    Jingsong DONG
    董勁松
    Black Coal, Thin Ice
    白日焰火
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    2
    ZENG Jian
    曾劍
    Blind Massage
    推拿
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    3 CHOI Chan-min
    Kundo: Age Of The Rampant
    群盜:民亂的時代
    South Korea
    南韓
    4
    KONDO Ryuto
    近藤龍人
    My Man
    養慾之恩
    Japan
    日本
    5
    Matt FLANNERY,
    Dimas Imam SUBHONO
    The Raid 2: Berandal
    突擊死亡塔 2 黑金任務
    Indonesia 印尼
    Best Production Designer 最佳美術指導
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    LIU Qing
    柳青
    Gone With The Bullets
    一步之遙
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    2
    Subrata CHAKRABORTY
    Amit RAY
    Haider
    海德爾
    India
    印度
    3
    PARK Il-hyun
    朴一賢
    Kundo: Age Of The Rampant
    群盜:民亂的時代
    South Korea
    南韓
    4
    HAYASHIDA Yuji 林田裕至
    SAKUSHIMA Eri 佐久嶋依里
     
     
    Over Your Dead Body
    鬼門食女
    Japan
    日本
    5
    YI Zhenzhou
    易振洲
    The Taking Of Tiger Mountain
    智取威虎山
    Mainland China
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    Best Composer 最佳原創音樂
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    CUI Jian 崔健,
    LIU Yuan 劉元
    Blue Sky Bones
    藍色骨頭
    Mainland China 中國大陸
    2
    ZHANG Yilin 張鎰麟,
    HISAISHI Joe 久石讓,
    DOU Peng 竇鵬,
    George ACOGNY,
    SHU Nan 舒楠
    Gone With The Bullets
    一步之遙
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    3 Mikey MCCLEARY Margarita, With A Straw
    India
    印度
    4 MOWG
    The Fatal Encounter
    殺王者
    South Korea
    南韓
    5 BCDMG
    Tokyo Tribe
    東京暴族
    Japan
    日本
    Best Editor 最佳剪接
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1 KIM Chang-ju 金昌柱
    A Hard Day
    黑仔型警
    South Korea
    南韓
    2
    SUNAGA Hiroshi
    須永弘志
    One Third
    三分之一
    Japan
    日本
    3
    Patrick TAM 譚家明,
    Curran PANG 彭正熙
    That Demon Within
    魔警
    Hong Kong
    香港
    4
    KWONG Chi-leung 鄺志良,
    Manda WAI 韋淑芬
    The Golden Era
    黃金時代
    Hong Kong 香港
    Mainland China 中國大陸
    5 Gareth EVANS
    The Raid 2: Berandal
    突擊死亡塔 2 黑金任務
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    Best Visual Effects 最佳視覺效果
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    Rick SANDER,
    Christoph ZOLLINGER
    Gone With The Bullets
    一步之遙
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    2
    YAMAZAKI Takashi
    山崎貴
    Parasyte
    寄生獸
    Japan
    日本
    3
    TONG Ka-wai 唐家偉,
    Ken LAW 羅偉豪,
    Randy TSE 謝兆基,
    Lucky Tracy Hannah 梁展鋒
     
    The Midnight After
    那夜凌晨,
    我坐上了旺角開往大埔的紅 van
    Hong Kong
    香港
    4
    KANG Jong-ik
    姜鍾翊
    The Pirates
    海賊:汪洋爭霸
    South Korea
    南韓
    5
    KIM Wook
    金旭
    The Taking Of Tiger Mountain
    智取威虎山
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    Best Costume Designer 最佳造型設計
    Nominee
    候選人
    Film Title
    電影名稱
    Country / Territory
    國家 / 地區
    1
    LIANG Tingting
    梁婷婷
    Brotherhood Of Blades
    綉春刀
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    2
    William CHANG Suk Ping
    張叔平
    Gone With The Bullets
    一步之遙
    Mainland China
    中國大陸
    3
    TSUGE Isao
    柘植伊佐夫
    Over Your Dead Body
    鬼門食女
    Japan
    日本
    4 CHONG Kyong-hee
    The Fatal Encounter
    殺王者
    South Korea
    南韓
    5
    KWON Yoo-jin
    權裕辰
    The Taking Of Tiger Mountain
    智取威虎山
    Mainland China
    中國大陸Asian Film Awards Academy | info@afaacademy.asia | www.afaacademy.asia
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    The 9
    th Asian Film Awards Jury List
    Jury Title Country/Territory
    Ms. Mabel CHEUNG Yuen-ting Jury President Hong Kong
    Mr. Aaron KWOK Fu-shing Celebrity Jury Hong Kong
    Ms. LI Shao-hong Jury China
    Mr. Christian JEUNE Jury France
    Mr. LI Cheuk-to Jury Hong Kong
    Mr. Clarence TSUI Jury Hong Kong
    Mr. John BADALU Jury Indonesia
    Mr. Alberto BARBERA Jury Italy
    Mr. BESSHO Tetsuya Jury Japan
    Mr. ISHIZAKA Kenji Jury Japan
    Mr. HUH Moon-young Jury Korea
    Mr. KIM Ji-seok Jury Korea
    Mr. Ronald ARGUELLES Jury Philippines
    Ms. Jeane HUANG Jury Taiwan

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