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    The 62nd Sydney Film Festival announces the Festival Hub’s full program, bringing a unique line-up  of talks, entertainment, parties, performances and art to enhance the Festival experience.  “The Hub is the nucleus of the Festival; a place to meet before or after screenings, discuss films, and  speak to Festival program specialists for recommendations,” said Festival Director Nashen Moodley.  “The Hub’s Herman Miller Lounge is particularly comfortable and stylish, with a bar and food on  offer, and a major video art exhibition created by emerging and established artists from around the  world. The Hub is a place for filmmakers, Festival guests, industry and audiences to mingle,” he said.  A lounge, gallery, bar and Festival party space, the Hub is open to the public every night and select  daytimes 4-13 June. The Hub hosts a full program of free talks and panels, and is the place to   connect with the Festival community between screenings.   The Hub’s opening festivities include the Fox Force Five VJs, an aural excursion through important   cine-soundtracks from Tarantino to Lynch, and Bond to Boogie Nights; and Film Trivia with   comedians Mark Humphries and Duncan Maclean, who will put film buffs to the test.   Themed parties at the Hub include Video Killed the Radio Star: Rage vs FBi Radio; the Golden Age   Cinema’s Live from the Golden Stage; Studio 54 Uncut, following the screening of 54: The Director’s   Cut at Event Cinemas; and the Beach Boys-themed Mercy Me! party following the Australian   Premiere of Love & Mercy at the State Theatre.   The National Film and Sound Archive will present The Vinyl Lounge, where experts share rare and   fascinating records from the Archive, and festivalgoers have the chance to show off some of their   own vinyl.  Daily highlights include the Sydney Contemporary video art exhibition, showcasing unique works by   Australian and internationally celebrated artists; Foxtel Movies Blue Screen, where clever   technology puts audiences in the picture; the Herman Miller Collection Lounge; and Program Gurus  to consult on Festival films and activities.  Talks in the Hub’s Treasury Room tackle diverse topics led by specialist Festival guests, from   filmmakers to programmers, industry, critics and media. Talks and panels include: Refugees on   Screen, The Making of Sherpa, Film Festivals Australia Brings Their Monthly Catch-Up to the Hub,   Human Rights Watch, The Return of Can Documentaries Change the World?, Why Do We Need to   Engage with Difficult Films?, The History of Animation, Horror Tragic Talkfest and a panel of Dendy   Awards Finalists.   Upstairs at Town Hall, the Ian McPherson Memorial Lecture returns with David Stratton and  producer Jan Chapman in conversation, Monday 8 June, 4pm; and Margaret Pomeranz and David  Stratton presenting The Films We Love: The Neglected and the Unexpected, Sunday 7 June,   3:30pm.  Vivid Ideas and Sydney Film Festival will co-present the special talk Alex Gibney: In Conversation  with the internationally acclaimed documentarian at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 7 June, 11am. The   discussion will explore the nature of telling complex, real-world stories, with particular reference to   his new film Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which premieres in Australia at the   Festival. Gibney is one of the world’s most prolific and controversial filmmakers (We Steal Secrets:   The Story of Wikileaks, SFF 2013). His film Mr Dynamite: The Story of James Brown, will also   premiere at the Festival.  The Festival Hub 2015 program:  EVENTS AT THE HUB DOWNSTAIRS IN LOWER TOWN HALL  · The Hub Opening Night Thursday 4 June, 8.30pm   Join comedians Mark Humphries (The Roast) and Duncan McLean (The Doctor of Movies) for   Film Trivia starting from 8:30pm. Gather your team and put your movie knowledge to the   test. If you know your Kurosawa from your Kiarostami and your Kidman from your Knightley,   then join comedians Humphries and McLean to flex some film-fact muscle and win some   great prizes.  Cap off the evening with VJs Fox Force Five, who will explore film soundtracks from  Tarantino to Lynch, from Bond to Boogie Nights. Expect a nostalgic evening packed with the   original videos of the film tunes we all know and love.  · Mercy Me! Sunday 7 June, 8:30pm  Following the Festival’s screening of Love & Mercy, the biopic of the Beach Boys’ Brian   Wilson, the Hub will be transformed into a ’60s hotspot filled with live music and DJs that   will take you on a nostalgic trip filled with sunny beachside optimism.  · The Vinyl Lounge Monday 8 June, 8:30pm  The National Film and Sound Archive’s sound guru Thorsten Kaeding plays rare and   fascinating records from the national collection, giving festivalgoers a chance to share (and   show off) some of their own vinyl. The Vinyl Lounge gives you the opportunity to listen to   music you have never heard before and long lost favourites that you never thought you   would hear again. You will hear a diverse selection of music from pop to rock, folk to funk   and everything in between. Bring along your records and play a track of your choice on our   pure analog sound system.   · Live from the Golden Stage Wednesday 10 June, 8:30pm  Sydney’s sublime Golden Age Cinema and Bar bring their Midas touch to the Hub, relocating   their unreal golden stage for an elegant night of cult movie soundtracks. Request a song   from an iconic film score and have it interpreted by the maestro Charlie Heart and our   hostess for the night. The Golden Age is upon us.  · Video Killed the Radio Star: Rage vs FBi Friday 12 June, 8:30pm  Join Rage and FBi Radio as they go head to head to find out if video truly did kill the radio   star. Rage curates music videos directed by filmmakers such as Jonathan Glazer, Kathryn   Bigelow and David Lynch. FBi will show off their vocal range with radio hosts Matt Roden   and Dee Jefferson from the film and TV program Shortcuts in a panel discussion. This audio- visual meeting of the minds explores the playful idea of image versus sound with some of   Sydney’s top musical influencers. Expect karaoke from these two organisations’ staffers and   a DJ battle to finally resolve this age-old question.  · Studio 54 Uncut Saturday 13 June, 9pm  To celebrate the restoration of 54: The Director’s Cut’s original vision, join Jonny Seymour   and friends in a disco party of epic proportions that will summon the spirit of the legendary   New York venue that inspired this cult classic film.  TALKS AND PANELS AT THE HUB UPSTAIRS IN THE TREASURY ROOM  · Micro-Talks Saturday 6 June, 3-4:30pm  This very popular session from Sydney University returns again this year with short and  informative 15-minute talks by leading film academics.  · The History of Animation Saturday 6 June, 5-6PM  Join Malcolm Turner, Sydney Film Festival programmer and animation researcher, as he talks  us through 100 years of Australian animation.  · Horror Tragic Talkfest Sunday 7 June, 6:15-7:15pm  Join Freak Me Out guest programmer Richard Kuipers and producer and horror aficionado  Ant Timpson (Deathgasm, Turbo Kid) for a freewheeling discussion about all things horror  shocking. Be part of the lively discussion on the past, present and future of the most   durable movie genre of them all.  · Refugees on Screen Monday 8 June, 6:30-7:30pm  Following the screening of Freedom Stories, OzDox will host a discussion on how refugees  are represented on Australian screens big and small. Chaired by Ruth Hessey, Steven   Thomas, Alana Alias, Mustafa Jawadi (Freedom Stories), Guido Gonzales (Riz), Tom Zubrycki,   and Ronan Sharkey.  · The Making of Sherpa Tuesday 9 June, 6:30-7:30pm  Join director Jennifer Peedom, producers Bridget Ikin and John Smithson (Touching the   Void), the filmmakers behind the extraordinary Official Competition documentary Sherpa.  · Film Festivals Australia Brings Their Monthly Catch-Up to the Hub Wednesday 10 June, 7-  8pm  Learn what it takes to run a film festival and their growing importance to filmmakers and the  industry.  · Why Do We Need to Engage with Difficult Films? Thursday 11 June, 6-7pm  Join ABC Radio National’s Jason di Rosso as he ponders this question with fellow critics  Margaret Pomeranz, Jack Sargeant and Dr. Sarinah Masukor.  · Human Rights Watch Thursday 11 June, 8-8:30pm  After the Festival’s screening of The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer will join us via  Skype to discuss his sequel to The Act of Killing (SFF 2013), moderated by Andreas Harsono,   Indonesian researcher from Human Rights Watch.  · The Return of Can Documentaries Change the World? Friday 12 June, 7-8pm  After last year’s full-house session it is clear there’s still much to discuss. Chaired by Mitzi   Goldman (Documentary Australia Foundation) with Violeta Ayala (The Bolivian Case), Andy   Schocken (The Song of Lahore), Laurent Becue-Renard (Of Men and War) and Leonie Quayl   (The Propeller Foundation).   · Panel: Dendy Awards Finalists Sunday 14 June, 1-3:30pm  Meet the Dendy Awards finalists for 2015 at this enlightening panel hosted by Metro Screen,  and grill them on what it took to bring their acclaimed short film from idea to red-carpet  premiere.  SPECIAL TALKS AT TOWN HALL (CENTENNIAL ROOM)  · Alex Gibney: In Conversation Sunday 7 June, 11am-12:30pm ($30 talk only; $40 talk + film,   including Saturday screening  Alex Gibney is one of the world’s most prolific and controversial filmmakers. Gibney is the   director behind contentious documentaries including We Steal Secrets: The Story of   Wikileaks, the Academy Award-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, the   Academy Award-winning Taxi to the Dark Side; and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House   of God, which shook the Catholic Church. In his latest film, Going Clear: Scientology and the   Prison of Belief, Gibney is once again in the spotlight. Gibney joins us for this exclusive   discussion, exploring the nature of telling complex, real-world stories and explaining how the   film became one of the most-watched HBO documentaries in the past decade. This event is   a must-see for every filmmaker and storyteller.  · Margaret and David: The Films We Love – The Neglected and the Unexpected Sunday 7  June, 3:30pm at Sydney Town Hall ($15)  Australia’s favourite film critics join the Sydney Film Festival stage once more with an  entertaining overview of some of the films that they feel deserve our closer consideration.  After 28 years and one of the longest and most enduring partnerships on Australian  television, Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton recorded the final episode of At the  Movies late last year. But fortunately for us, they can’t get enough of discussing the films  they really love. In this candid conversation at Sydney Town Hall, David will champion the   films he loves that were overlooked by critics or audiences, or both. Margaret will reveal   some of her unexpected pleasures, from The Fast and the Furious to even more surprising   selections. Their choices, and the reasons behind those choices, will make for a fascinating,   lively and thought-provoking event.  IAN MCPHERSON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2015  · Jan Chapman and David Stratton in Conversation Monday 8 June, 4pm, The Festival Hub at   Sydney Town Hall  David Stratton brings his consummate interviewing skills to bear as host of a special   discussion featuring one of the most respected and successful film producers in Australia,   Jan Chapman. Chapman has produced some of Australia’s most celebrated and popular   films, including the Academy Award-nominated Bright Star; Lantana, winner of the   Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film; and The Piano, which won three Academy   Awards. Her films have won over 38 AFI Awards along with numerous other honours around   the world. Chapman was Jury President at SFF 2010 and the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen   Awards; and has served on juries at the Berlinale, Istanbul and Rotterdam film festivals. In   2004 Jan was honoured for her outstanding contribution to Australian film as a recipient of   the Order of Australia; and is currently on the boards of the Australian Centre for the Moving   Image (ACMI) and SFF. She is producer, along with Nicole O’Donohue, of this year’s Official   Competition film The Daughter.  Register for free tickets at sff.org.au / 1300 733 733.  Sydney Film Festival runs 3 – 14 June 2015.  Tickets for Sydney Film Festival 2015 are on sale now. Please call 1300 733 733 or visit sff.org.au  for more information.  ABOUT SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL  From Wednesday 3 June to Sunday 14 June 2015, the 62nd Sydney Film Festival offers Sydneysiders   another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, panel   discussions, international guests and more. Each year the Festival’s programming team curates 12   days of cinema sourced from world-famous film festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and   the Berlinale; as well as Australia’s finest local productions.   Sydney Film Festival also presents an Official Competition of 12 films that vie for the Sydney Film   Prize, a highly respected honour that awards a $60,000 cash prize based on the decision of a jury of   international and Australian filmmakers and industry professionals. Previous Sydney Film Prize   winners are: Two Days, One Night (2014); Only God Forgives (2013); Alps (2012); A Separation  (2011), which went on to win an Academy Award; Heartbeats (2010); and Bronson (2009).  The Festival takes place across greater Sydney: at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street,   Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Art Gallery of NSW, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace   Cremorne, Casula Powerhouse, the Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFF Outdoor Screen.  The Festival is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar and is one of the world’s   longest-running film festivals. For more information visit: www.sff.org.au.  The 62nd Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW and   Destination NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney.     


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    From Friday May 29 through Sunday June 7: 109 Film Premieres from 32 Countries (all films are shown twice) 

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    Brooklyn Film Festival: May 29 - June 7, 2015

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    1st edition of FILMADRID: More than 80 films including the latest work of Pedro Costa; Jean-Luc Godard en 3D; up and coming talent in Spanish cinema; and the posthumous screening of Manoel de Oliveira's last film

     

    • From the 5th to the 13th of June FILMADRID will fill the Spanish capital with films from all over the planet, screening a total of 30 films in the  open competition sections; Competición Internacionaland Competición Vanguardia.

     

    • The first ever screening  in Spain,  of the recently deceased Manoel de Oliveira's last film, Visita ou Memórias e Confissões, accompanied by O velho do restelo, will close the festival.

     

    • For the first time in Madrid, hosting a screening in 3D of Adiós al lenguaje by Jean-Luc Godard.

     

    • Presenting the Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa in Madrid opening the festival with the screening of his latest film, Cavalo Dinheiro, selected for for the Competición Internacional.

     

    • The section Focos, which is a section dedicated to filmmakers of international relevance, but whose works remains practically unknown in Madrid. This year the focus will be on the German Jan Soldat and the Philippine Lav Diaz.

     

    • The section Vanguardias Live, which takes the cinema to the streets presenting special performances by the directors Salomé Lamas, Lois Patiño and Juan Barrero.

     

    • Academic morning sessions, where the directors will meet up with film students and cinematic enthusiasts.

     

    • The section Pasajes de Cine which dedicates a whole section to the support  ofthe up and coming talent in Spanish cinema

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    The mission of the Universal Film Festival is to create and provide a credible and accessible venue for aspiring and talented filmmakers. The Universal Film Festival offers a medium in which Independent Filmmakers may showcase their works nationally and internationally.

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    -- Bobcat Goldthwait named "Filmmaker on the Edge" --

     

    -- Jennifer Coolidge to receive Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award --

     

    -- Noah Baumbach's MISTRESS AMERICA, shorts programming added to lineup --

     

    The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today honorees and distinguished guests for its 17th edition, running June 17 - 21 in Provincetown, MA. Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait (CALL ME LUCKY) will be named the 2015 "Filmmaker on the Edge" in conversation with resident artist John Waters at Provincetown's historic Town Hall on Saturday, June 20. Actress Jennifer Coolidge (BEST IN SHOW) will receive the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award that same evening, in conversation with film critic B. Ruby Rich.

     

    "This year's honorees underscore the importance of comedy to independent film - not only surprising and delighting us, but boldly and subversively pushing boundaries. Both Bobcat and Jennifer are masters of their craft," said Andrew Peterson, PIFF's Director of Programming.

     

    Additionally, Noah Baumbach's MISTRESS AMERICA, starring Greta Gerwig, has been added to the list of features previously announced. The festival will also host a double billing of Steven Spielberg's JAWS and Noel Marshall's ROAR at the Wellfleet Drive-In on Wednesday, June 17. John Waters will present a special screening of KILLER JOE, directed by William Friedkin, on Sunday, June 21.

     

    Notable guests of this year's festival include: Alison Bagnall (director, FUNNY BUNNY); Bao Nguyen (director, LIVE FROM NEW YORK!); Barry Crimmins (subject, CALL ME LUCKY); Brendan Toller (director, DANNY SAYS); Christine Vachon (producer, NASTY BABY); David Thorpe (director, DO I SOUND GAY?); Gabrielle Demeestere (director, YOSEMITE); Hernando Bansuelo (director, THE DADDY); James Ponsoldt (director, THE END OF THE TOUR); Jeff Kaufman (director, THE STATE OF MARRIAGE); Jeffrey Schwarz (director, TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL); Joe Murphy (editor, YOSEMITE); Joey Kuhn (director, THOSE PEOPLE); Josh Watson (producer, THE DADDY); Larry Kramer (LGBT activist and subject, LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER); Laura Heberton (producer, FUNNY BUNNY); Laurie Kahn-Leavitt (director, LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS); Malcolm Ingram (director, OUT TO WIN); Marcia Ross (producer, THE STATE OF MARRIAGE); Michelle Boyaner (director, PACKED IN A TRUNK: THE LOST ART OF EDITH LAKE WILKINSON); Ron Davis (director HARRY & SNOWMAN); Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (directors, TEN THOUSAND SAINTS).

     

    The festival also announced its complete list of short programs and films:

     

    ACTRESSES - directed by Jeremy Hersh

    AWESOME_FCK - directed by Isaak James

    BARRIO BOY - directed by Dennis Shinners

    CHRISTINE - directed by Mounia Akl

    CLOWN SERVICE - directed by Tig Notaro

    COMING FULL CIRCLE - directed by Kim Yaged

    CRUISING ELECTRIC (1980) - directed by Brumby Boylston

    THE DADDY - directed by Hernando Bansuelo

    DINNER WITH FAMILY WITH BRETT GELMAN AND BRETT GELMAN'S FAMILY - directed by Jason Woliner

    ELGIN PARK- directed by Danny Yourd

    THE FACE OF UKRAINE: CASTING OKSANA BAIUL - directed by Kitty Green

    FOLLOWERS - directed by Tim Marshall

    IN THE HOLLOW - directed by Austin Lee Bunn

    THE LITTLE DEPUTY - directed by Trevor Anderson

    METUBE: AUGUST SINGS CARMEN 'HABANERA' - directed by Daniel Moshel

    MYRNA THE MONSTER - directed by Ian Samuels

    NOTES FROM THERE - directed by Ann Prim

    ONE YEAR LEASE - directed by Brian S. Bolster

    OPEN 24 HOURS - directed by Henry Chaisson

    PALM ROT - directed by Ryan Gillis

    PAPA MACHETE - directed by Jonathan David Kane

    PAULINE ALONE - directed by Janicza Bravo

    POP-UP PORNO: M4M - directed by Stephen Dunn

    SAN CHRISTOBAL - directed by Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

    SHARE - directed by Pippa Bianco

    SMILF - directed by Frankie Shaw

    THE SUN LIKE A BIG DARK ANIMAL - directed by Christina Felisgrau & Ronnie Rivera

    SYMPHONY No. 42 - directed by Réka Bucsi

    THE TIDE KEEPER - directed by Alyx Duncan

    WEATHERING - directed by Max Weinman

     

    As previously announced, the festival will open with Leslye Headland's SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE and close with I AM MICHAEL, directed by Justin Kelly. Spotlight Films are James Ponsoldt's THE END OF THE TOUR, Paul Weitz's GRANDMA and Jeffrey Schwarz's TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL.

     

    Tickets and festival passes are now on sale. For more information, visit www.ptownfilmfest.org

     

    The 2015 Filmmaker on the Edge Award is sponsored by LithExcel Marketing. Partner sponsors of the 2015 Film Festival include: HBO, a preferred partner sponsor, LithExcel, marketing services producer, XFINITY, Sage Inn and Lounge, Sidewalk Films and WOMR with additional government and foundation support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Mallrd Foundation, and the Provincetown Tourism Fund.

     

    About The Provincetown Film Society & The Provincetown International Film Festival:

     

    To make Provincetown - with its unique combination of art institutions, culture, history and natural beauty - the global destination for creative exploration in film. The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a non-profit dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony - to provide a welcoming, nurturing and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration - in film. From the time it was founded in 1998 the Society has been committed to serving its communities who are often outside of the mainstream, in the margins, or otherwise underserved - but have a voice critical to the evolution of artistic expression. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown - an American treasure nestled amongst spectacular National Seashore beaches, and a shining example of diversity and inclusion. Through its Festival, Cinema and Institute, the Society endeavors to give year-round support to aspiring and up-and-coming, and established independent filmmakers, and to connect them with curious and engaged audiences globally.

     

    Facebook.com/PtownFilmSociety

    Twitter: @PtownFilmFest

     

    About LithExcel Marketing, Inc.

     

    LithExcel is a provider of business-to-business, marketing communications & solutions services, publishing services and variable digital transactional services deployed online, and digital mobile devices in the United States.  Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico LithExcel has sales offices in New Mexico, Connecticut, Nevada and Texas and manufacturing plants in both New Mexico & Texas.

     

    Established in 1989, LithExcel achieved record sales and unprecedented growth in 2014 surpassing five previous years due to expansion in book publishing & digital transactional services.  

     

    We set our goals high and provide our customers with strategic, customized services to maximize business efficiencies and value. We strive to develop genuine partnerships based on trust and understanding while delivering unique and innovative methods for connecting our customers with theirs.

     

    For more information on LithExcel visit www.lithexcel.com.

     

     

     


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    The programming for the LA Muse section was also announced today. Passes are now on sale to the general public. The Los Angeles Film Festival runs June 10 through June 18 and the full Festival line up will be announced on May 5.

    “Under the leadership of Roya Rastegar and Jennifer Cochis, the programmers have assembled a slate of films that embody Film Independent’s mission of diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision with a special emphasis on world premieres, first time directors and, of course, films inspired by Los Angeles,” said Elvis Mitchell, Film Independent Curator.

    “Zeitgeist is a curated section of bold films that captures a vital picture of independent storytelling today,” said Roya Rastegar, Associate Director of Programming and Curated Content. “As programmers, we see key trends emerge in the thousands of films we watch every year. Stylish and defiant, the films in our inaugural Zeitgeist lineup are structured around a pivotal juncture in the lives of young people, after which there is no going back.”

    Zeitgeist (6)

    Zeitgeist is a competitive section of six curated films that embody key trends. 2015 captures hard knock, coming of age stories.

    • Band of Robbers, dir. Aaron Nee & Adam Nee, USA, World Premiere
    • A Girl Like Grace, dir. Ty Hodges, USA, World Premiere
    • In the Treetops, dir. Matthew Brown, USA, World Premiere
    • Manifest Destiny, dir. Michael Dwyer, Kaitlin McLaughlin, USA, World Premiere
    • Stealing Cars, dir. Bradley Kaplan, USA, World Premiere
    • What Lola Wants, dir. Rupert Glasson, USA, World Premiere

     

    Jennifer Cochis, Senior Programmer had this to say about the Nightfall section: “We created Nightfall to celebrate films that will make audiences squirm. Ranging from the creepy to the sinister, homages to 80s and 90s era horror, psychodramas and waking nightmares.”

    Nightfall (8)

    From the bizarre to the horrifying, these are films to watch after dark. Films premiering for the first time in the U.S. are nominated for the Nightfall Award. 

    • Caught, dir. Maggie Kiley, USA, World Premiere
    • The Confines, dir. Eytan Rockaway, USA, World Premiere
    • Crumbs, dir. Miguel Llansó, Spain/Ethiopia/Finland, North American Premiere
    • Crush the Skull, dir. Viet Nguyen, USA, World Premiere
    • Dude Bro Party Massacre III, dir. Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon, USA, World Premiere
    • Plan Sexenaldir. Santiago Cendejas, Mexico, North American Premiere
    • Ratter, dir. Branden Kramer, USA, LA Premiere
    • Shut In, dir. Adam Schindler, USA, World Premiere

     

    Back for its second year, LA Muse is a competitive section of curated, independent films that are quintessentially Los Angeles. Films that premiered in last year’s LA Muse played to sold out crowds and six titles found distribution after their world premieres at LA Film Fest.

    “LA is one of the most creative cities in the world –it’s where stars and rebels are born,” said Rastegar. “From Inglewood to Laurel Canyon, Venice Beach to Little Armenia, the films in the LA Muse section feature the triumphs and tribulations of ballet dancers, Hollywood actresses and improv comedians, alongside long legacies of social justice organizing and community activism. Whether inspired by Chicana lawyers spearheading a reproductive justice movement, or a renegade gardener leading a food revolution in South Central, these films showcase our city’s vibrant communities and its tenacious people.”

    The 2015 LA Muse line up consists of three documentaries and seven fiction films; five films are by first time directors. All the films are having their world premiere at the Festival.

    LA Muse (10)

    The LA Muse section is comprised of films made by talented emerging filmmakers that are set, shot or inspired by Los Angeles.

    • Aram, Aram, dir. Christopher Chambers, USA, World Premiere
    • A Beautiful Now, dir. Daniela Amavia, USA, World Premiere
    • Can You Dig This, dir. Delila Vallot, USA, World Premiere
    • Day Out of Days, dir. Zoe R. Cassavetes, USA, World Premiere
    • The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce, dir. Baron Davis, Chad Gordon, USA, World Premiere
    • The Escort, dir. Will Slocombe, USA, World Premiere
    • Flock of Dudes, dir. Bob Castrone, USA, World Premiere
    • French Dirty, dir. Wade Allain-Marcus & Jesse Allain-Marcus, USA, World Premiere
    • No Más Bebés, dir. Renee Tajima-Peña, USA, World Premiere
    • Weepah Way for Now, dir. Stephen Ringer, USA, World Premiere

     

    View/download 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival Programming Addendum (PDF)

     

    Passes are available to the general public as of today, Tuesday, April 21. The full line-up will be announced on Tuesday, May 5. In addition to access to screenings and events (even after they sell out), Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions and entry to the Festival Lounge, where Festival pass holders can interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General admission tickets to individual films go on sale to Film Independent Members beginning Thursday, May 14 and to the general public beginning Tuesday, May 19. Contact the Ticket Office for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345.6337) or visit lafilmfest.com.

    Now in its 21st year, the Los Angeles Film Festival offers unparalleled access to creative voices through energetic film programming, master classes, live performances and conversations with the most compelling artists working today. The 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of feature films, shorts, web series and music videos, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Music in Film at The GRAMMY Museum® and Master Classes.

    The Los Angeles Film Festival team is comprised of Festival Director Stephanie Allain, Film Independent Curator Elvis Mitchell, Associate Director of Programming Roya Rastegar, Senior Programmer Jennifer Cochis, Programmers Jenn Wilson and Drea Clark, Head Shorts Programmer Landon Zakheim, Festival Consultant Maggie Mackay, Manager of Industry Relations Mel Jones, Senior Director of Film Education María Raquel Bozzi, Director of Event Production Shawn Davis and Director of Event Operations Ralph Rivera.  In addition, the Festival’s Associate Feature Film Programmers include Julie Anderson, Christine Davila, Samuel Douek, Steven Jacobson, Lee Jameson, Mark Maynard, Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, Stephanie Owens, Ray Price and So Yun Um; and Short Film Programmers Ernesto Foronda, Carlos Hatcher, Meghan McWilliams, Atsuko Okatsuka, Paul Sbrizzi, Cedar Sherber and Jacques Thelemaque.


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    Only a few weeks away from FEST – Training Ground, FEST announced the return of one of the festival's all time star speakers: Academy Award Winning Actress MELISSA LEO!

    Melissa Leo is one of the most in demand actresses in the world right now, Winner of an Oscar for her performance on The Fighter Melissa is surely one of the great actresses of our time, and is step by step also becoming one of the most awarded actresses in activity.

    Melissa Leo starred as the mother of boxer Mickey Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role garnered her both Golden Globe (best supporting actress) and Oscar awards. Other accolades include award nominations for the film Frozen River and the HBO series Mildred Pierce.

    Leo’s breakthrough role came in 1993, when she began playing Detective Sergeant Kay Howard on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street. 

    Leo went on to win acclaim for her performance as a struggling mother in the heralded film Frozen River (2008), most notably Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations—all in the best actress category.
    More films followed, including Everybody’s Fine (2009) with Robert DeNiro, Conviction (2010) with Hilary Swank and The Fighter (2010) with Mark Wahlberg. In the latter film, she garnered wide acclaim for her performance, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, both in the best supporting actress category. 

    Leo went on to work on several projects, including Oblivion (2013), with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, which show us Melissa in a different genre, but always keeping it faithful to her choice for strong and captivating women, who immediately jump from the screen.
    Also in 2013 she starred in the highly praised Prisioners alongside Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She was also part of the cast of highly praised tv show Treme.

    In 2014 we saw her in The Equalizer alongside Denzel Washington and The Angriest Man in Brooklyn alongside Robin Williams.

    In 2015 Melissa will reprise her role of Madam Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan in London has Fallen, and star in the biopic Snowden directed by Oliver Stone.

    Wayward Pines, the highly anticipated M. Night Shyamalan tv series, has Melissa playing Nurse Pam, a surely unforgettable character in the peculiar tv show.

    Melissa Leo will join FEST's Training Ground for an awesome Masterclass on Acting. 

    *From Official Press Release. 


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    Los Angeles Film Festival June  10 - 18, 2015

    Free Community Screenings to take place during the 21st edition of the LA Festival

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    Music in Film Nights at the GRAMMY Museum

     
    Additions to the 2015 Festival program, including Pras Michel and BT as part of the Music in Film Nights at the GRAMMY Museum, Tributes to Jonathan Demme and Rodrigo García, a Master Class with music video director Mathew Cullen, Diversity Speaks panels, the Los Angeles Times Young Hollywood Roundtable, the Steed Symposium on cyber security and Premiere section titles. Individual tickets are on sale now; please visit www.lafilmfest.com for more details. “In addition to th...
     

    The LA Festival announces the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary and World Competition sections.

     
    Now in its 21st year, the Los Angeles Film Festival offers unparalleled access to creative voices through energetic film programming, Master Classes, live performances and conversations with the most compelling artists working today. The 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of feature films, shorts, web series and music videos, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Music in Film at The GRAMMY Museum® and Master Classes. The Los Angeles Fil...
     

    Special screenings at LA Fest

     
    Two special Pre-Festival Screenings: Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope will have its LA Premiere on Monday, June 8 and Inside Out will screen on Tuesday, June 9 preceded by a Master Class with writer/director Pete Docter before the screening. Also announced today, Todd Strauss-Schulson’s The Final Girls will have a Gala Screening on Tuesday, June 16. The Los Angeles Film Festival runs June 10-18. “With his newest film, Dope, writer/director Rick Famuyiwa ...
     

    Two new sections for the 2015 Festival, Zeitgeist and Nightfall.

     
    The programming for the LA Muse section was also announced today. Passes are now on sale to the general public. The Los Angeles Film Festival runs June 10 through June 18 and the full Festival line up will be announced on May 5. “Under the leadership of Roya Rastegar and Jennifer Cochis, the programmers have assembled a slate of films that embody Film Independent’s mission of diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision with a special emphasis on world premieres, first time direct...
     

    Gala Screenings, Master Classes and the Buzz section programming at LA FEST

     
     For the first time the Festival will feature a TV Gala with the premiere of the highly anticipated new MTV/Dimension TV series Scream on June 14. On June 17 the Festival will hold a Gala Screening of Benson Lee’s Seoul Searching. Also announced today, Festival Master Classes featuring director Pete Docter, editors Maryann Brandon & Mary Jo Markey and composer Mark Isham. The Buzz section of the Festival was also unveiled. “Master Classes are an integral...
     

    Grandma. Starring Lily Tomlin will open LA Fest June10

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    OUR LAST TANGO was sold to several territories including Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Greece, Switzerland.

    OUR LAST TANGO   DCP - HD – 2015 – 85 min – Germany, Argentina - DRAMA/DOCUMENTARY   Directed by German Kral Produced by German Kral Filmproduktion, Lailaps Pictures From Executive Producer Wim Wenders, Rodrigo Furth, Jakob Abrahamsson Original Language Spanish ...
     

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    Look back at KOFIC’s Korean Film Night at 2015 Cannes and the Korean films presence

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    In Cannes, 3D Stereo MEDIA promotes again the unique magic and power of 3D!

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    Video Interview with Jacqueline Journey for Hidden Assets

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    Video Interview with Justin Daly in Cannes to celebrate the work of his grandmother Ingrid Bergman

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    FLIFF Annual Beach Party in Cannes sponsored by filmfestivals.com

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    Arclight Films and Huace Picture Ink Development Deal with Jeff Byrd and Lamont Magee on Highly Anticipated LIGHTS OUT

     
    On the heels of their first collaboration, the female-led, action thrill ride LIGHTS OUT, Arclight Films has inked a development deal with scribes Jeff Byrd and Lamont Magee to create original, feature content. Arclight Films announced their partnership with Huace Pictures, a subsidiary of Huace Media Group, the largest distributor of media content in China, during AFM, on LIGHTS OUT. Huace Media Group, one of China’s top publicly traded Film/TV financing and production companies, who hav...
     

    LOUNGE ACT Makes World Market Premiere in Cannes with All-Star Cast

     
    Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Frances Conroy Join Forces to Create Hilarious Look into the Life of the Unemployed Actor Arclight Films is proud to announce that LOUNGE ACT held its World Market Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment, Ghost Ship, The Unusual Suspects), Nathan Lane (THE BIRDCAGE, THE PRODUCERS) and Frances Conroy (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, THE AVIATOR, SIX FEET UNDER) have teamed up bring an uplifting film about the various and hilarious ups and down...
     

    Academy Award-Winning Director Paolo Sorrentino Set To Direct The Young Pope Starring Two-Time Academy Award Nominee Jude Law

     
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    RIGHTSTRADE closes deals with leading sales companies LAKESHORE ENTERTAINMENT, THE SOLUTION ENTERTAINMENT GROUP and ARCLIGHT

     
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    GALAXY STUDIOS, announced that it has finalised a three-picture production agreement with film producer Mark R. Harris

     
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    Producers Workshop: facts and figures from Cannes 2015

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    “First Day Plan/Cannes Announce” Clip - Inside Out

     
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    Meet PAB, you will see his performance during our next edition of The Animation Day in Cannes

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    Trailers of Winning Films Animation Day in Cannes 2015

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    ANIMATION WINS at Cannes 2015 BEST SHORT Ely Dagher's Waves 98 - Why are we NOT surprised!

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    The World of Film Festival October 1-4 2015

     

    June 20, 2015 Regular Deadline

    The World of Film Festival, formerly known as Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival Glasgow is coming back for its second edition October 1-4 2015. In four days full of film screenings, theatre performances, live events, panel discussions and networking receptions WoFF will bring new, more vibrant and youthful vibe to the city’s emerging film and theatre scene.

    WoFF’s errand is to bring together audiences from Glasgow’s multi-stranded art scene, while at the same time engaging people with powerful background in film and theatre that will bring fresh ideas, filling the gaps in Glasgow’s film and theatre events’ agenda.

    WoFF Glasgow's blog on filmfestivals.com I Website: www.woffglasgow.com I Submit 

     

    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
    ENTRY FORM FOR THE 2015 CANADIAN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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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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    Pseudonym, for festival consideration

    First feature by french actor director Thierry Sebban. 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

     

    Rooted in Peace by Greg Reitman

    ROOTED in PEACE, 97 minutes - 2015

    Documentary by SUNDANCE alum GREG REITMAN (Sundance Audience Award Winner for fhis first documentary 'Fuel')

    Starring: Deepak Chopra, Donovan, Mike Love, David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Pete Seeger, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    "ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence".

    www.filmfestivals.com/blog/greg_reitman/ 

    June Selection of Films for your consideration

    London BFI to open with SUFFRAGETTE

     
    The 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be SUFFRAGETTE, the first feature film to tell the story of the ordinary British women at the turn of the last century who risked everything in the fight for equality and the right to vote. The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 7 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by the filmmakers and stellar cast (including Carey Mu...
     

    Ester Brym's New Documentary 1 Day With Chinaski Premieres In USA

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    Director/editor Ester Brym shot her latest project in collaboration with the very popular band Chinaski. She co-directed 1 DAY WITH CHINASKI (Netoč Nás, Natoč Sebe) with musician Ondra Skoch. This is Brym's first International production and first short film after two successfull Award winning features (Butterflies & Autumn of Route 66). 1 Day With Chinaski premiered in Europe at the end of 2014 and will have its USA Premiere at this year's Action on Film International Fes...
     

    “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets” at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

    So many similar stories lately, Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, and the case that it is discussed in “3 and 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets,” Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Florida. “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets” goes into the courtroom of the trial for seventeen year old African American Jordan Davis was shot by Caucasian Michael Dunn, when ...
     

    Eco-film about controversial titanium mining to co-premiere at Encounters International Documentary- and the Durban Internationa

     
      The Shore Break, an award-winning film that unpacks the dilemma faced by a rural community on South Africa’s Wild Coast as to whether to support or resist a proposed titanium mining project that could fundamentally change their lives forever, will have its South African co-premiere at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival in June and at the Durban International Film Festival in July. Directed by Ryley Grunenwald, The Shore Break was a selected proje...
     

    Universal Film Festival Mission

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    The mission of the Universal Film Festival is to create and provide a credible and accessible venue for aspiring and talented filmmakers. The Universal Film Festival offers a medium in which Independent Filmmakers may showcase their works nationally and internationally. www.universalfilmfestival.com ...
     

    Icelandic film RAMS wins top prize in Un Certain Regard

    The Icelandic film Rams, by Grímur Hákonarson, has won the Prix Un Certain Regard, the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. This is the first time that an Icelandic feature film has won a prize at Cannes, so this is understandably a great honor for all involved in the making of the film and for the Icelandic film community in general. Rams is set in a remote Icelandic farming valley, where two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to...
     

    Maggie, Review: My daughter, the zombie!

    Maggie, Review: My daughter, the zombie! First-time writer John Scott 3 and first-time director Henry Hobson’s humane zombie tale Maggie treats the genre differently and has many poignant moments. It is slow, hazy and morbid, though there are several interesting twists to this pandemic tale. Most of the world has been plagued by the Necroambulist virus that turns people into zombies/cannibals. Farmers have burnt down their fields and crops to prevent further contamination. Wade Vogel (...
     

    Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis sets up Hercules Film Fund to finance 3 – 5 Hollywood wide release films per year

     
    PARIS KASIDOKOSTAS-LATSIS SETS UP HERCULES FILM FUND & LONGTIME PARTNER TERRY DOUGAS SETS SAIL WITH RHEA FILMS   New banners to finance and produce Doug Liman’s MENA starring Tom Cruise Greek ship-owner Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis has set up the Luxembourg based Hercules Film Fund, to bring European investors to Hollywood to finance 3 – 5 wide release films per year.  In parallel, Terry Dougas has formed a new production banner called Rhea Films (the mother of ...
     

    Edge secures Disorder

      Edge Entertainment wraps up Cannes with the acquisition of Disorder, screened in Un Certain Regard during the festival. Disorder (Maryland, International sales: Indie Sales) from director Alice Winocour, is centered on Vincent a French ex-soldier struggling with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he is out of town. Despite the apparent tranquility, Vincent perceives an external threat. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone...

     

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    Melissa Leo returns to FEST for Masterclass on Acting

    Only a few weeks away from FEST – Training Ground, FEST announced the return of one of the festival's all time star speakers: Academy Award Winning Actress MELISSA LEO! Melissa Leo is one of the most in demand actresses in the world right now, Winner of an Oscar for her performance on The Fighter Melissa is surely one of the great actresses of our time, and is step by step also becoming one of the most awarded actresses in activity. Melissa Leo starred as the mother of boxer Mickey...
     

    P&L Film Festival 2015 will become an integrated part of Live at Heart in Örebro, August 30 – September 4.

     
    P&L Film Festival starts collaboration with the music- and film industry event Live at Heart – and their 4th film festival edition will take place in Örebro Aug 30 – Sept 4. Having established, after only 3 years, a new international platform for young film makers from all over the world, it’s time for Peace & Love Film Festival to lay the foundation for their next steps to become one of Scandinavias most important international film festival for young film makers...
     

    NYAFF 2015 Announces Initial Programming

     
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    Nordicana Festival 2015 announced he programme

     
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    Guests from around the world will be attending the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), ranging from internationally acclaimed directors and producers through to some of film’s most recognisable actors, the Festival announced today. 

     

    The Festival’s main Juries will judge five award categories: The Michael Powell Award for Best British Film; Best Performance in a British Feature; Best International Feature; Best Documentary; and Best Short Film.  Jurors include actress/director Karen Gillan (whose short film Coward shows at the Festival); actress Natascha McElhone; veteran film critic for the LA Times, Kenneth Turan; award-winning director Amy Berg (whose films Prophet’s Prey and Every Secret Thing screen at EIFF); actress Archie Panjabi; director Kyle Patrick Alvarez (whose feature The Stanford Prison Experiment shows at the Festival); actress Jessica Hynes; actor Denis Lawson; Jacqueline Lyanga, director of the AFI film festival in Los Angeles; and actress Dolly Wells (who stars in Black Mountain Poets, 45 Years and Doll & Em 2, all showing at this year’s EIFF).

     

    Other awards include The Student Critics Jury Award, supported again this year by James and Morag Anderson; The McLaren Award for New British Animation, supported by the British Council; and the EIFF Audience Award.

     

    EIFF Artistic Director Mark Adams said: “We very much look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world to help us celebrate this year’s fantastic programme of films and events. It’s a huge honour for us to welcome some amazing filmmakers and acting talent, and for us to be able to share this with our audiences throughout two fantastic weeks of cinema here in Edinburgh in June.”

     

    This year’s Festival is also brimming with guests who will attend screenings of their films. These include: EIFF Honorary Patron Robert Carlyle, Ashley Jensen, Kevin Guthrie, Brian Pettifer, Martin Compston, James Cosmo and Tom Courtenay among the guests for the Opening Night World Premiere of The Legend of Barney Thomson, while Ruth Negga will be attending with other guests from the film for the Closing Night World Premiere of Iona.

     

    As well as taking part in an In-Person on-stage interview with radio and television broadcaster Edith Bowman, actor Ewan McGregor, with director Rodrigo Garcia, will also introduce his new film Last Days in the Desert. Actor Rhys Ifans will be on hand at several films he features in, including the world premiere of drama Len and Company, Welsh film Under Milk Wood; and the world premiere of the feature cut of Sky Arts TV series The Marriage of Reason & Squalor.

     

    Alexander Skarsgård and Bel Powley will be in Edinburgh for the UK premiere of the acclaimed drama The Diary of A Teenage Girl, while German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) will attend the screening of his new film 13 Minutes.  Model and actress Sophie Kennedy Clark will attend for The Marriage of Reason and Squalor and Stephen Tompkinson and Keith Allen will attend with their film Hector.

     

    Director Asif Kapadia (Senna) will attend the screening of his much-anticipated documentary Amy. Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola and Dolly Wells will attend a special screening of the full season of their hit TV series Doll & Em, while actor Denis Menochet (Inglourious Basterds) will attend the UK premiere of Norfolk.

     

    Singer/songwriter (and sometime actor) Fish, from rock band Marillion, will be in town for the premiere of documentary Polska. Director/actress Talulah Riley will attend the world premiere of her directorial debut Scottish Mussel, along with many of the cast and crew, while Scottish legend James Cosmo will also attend the world premiere of his new film The Pyramid Texts.

     

    As previously announced Asian Film Awards Academy presents In Person: Johnnie To, financially supported by Create Hong Kong and Hong Kong Film Development Fund, and supported by Brand Hong Kong and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.  Malcolm McDowell, Neil Innes and Jane Seymour will also present In-Persons at the Festival, and acclaimed cinematographer and EIFF Honorary Patron Seamus McGarvey will be in conversation with two-time Oscar winner Haskell Wexler.

     

    Scores of other cast and crew from many of the films screening at this year’s EIFF will also attend the Festival, allowing a rare opportunity for audiences to quiz them about their projects. Updates and full details of extra guests and events can be found on the EIFF website, www.edfilmfest.org.uk

     


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    Guests from around the world will be attending the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), ranging from internationally acclaimed directors and producers through to some of film’s most recognisable actors.

    The Festival’s main Juries will judge five award categories:

    1. The Michael Powell Award for Best British Film
    2. Best Performance in a British Feature
    3. Best International Feature
    4. Best Documentary
    5. Best Short Film

    Read more about our awards and the 2015 nominees.

    Jurors

    Jurors include actress/director Karen Gillan (whose short film Coward shows at the Festival); actress Natascha McElhone; veteran film critic for the LA Times, Kenneth Turan; award-winning director Amy Berg (whose films Prophet’s Prey and Every Secret Thing screen at EIFF).

    Actress Archie Panjabi; director Kyle Patrick Alvarez (whose feature The Stanford Prison Experiment shows at the Festival); actress Jessica Hynes; actor Denis Lawson; Jacqueline Lyanga, director of the AFI film festival in Los Angeles; and actress Dolly Wells (who stars in Black Mountain Poets45 Years and Doll & Em 2, all showing at this year’s EIFF).

    Other awards

    Other awards include:

    • The Student Critics Jury Award, supported again this year by James and Morag Anderson
    • The McLaren Award for New British Animation, supported by the British Council
    • The EIFF Audience Award.

    EIFF Artistic Director Mark Adams:

    “We very much look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world to help us celebrate this year’s fantastic programme of films and events. It’s a huge honour for us to welcome some amazing filmmakers and acting talent, and for us to be able to share this with our audiences throughout two fantastic weeks of cinema here in Edinburgh in June.”

    Opening and Closing Night guests

    This year’s Festival is brimming with guests who will attend screenings of their films. Guests attending the Opening Night World Premiere of The Legend of Barney Thomson include:

    • EIFF Honorary Patron Robert Carlyle
    • Ashley Jensen
    • Kevin Guthrie
    • Brian Pettifer
    • Martin Compston
    • James Cosmo
    • Tom Courtenay

    Ruth Negga will be attending with other guests from the film for the Closing Night World Premiere of Iona.

    Notable guests

    As well as taking part in an In-Person on-stage interview with radio and television broadcaster Edith Bowman, actor Ewan McGregor, with director Rodrigo Garcia, will also introduce his new film Last Days in the Desert.

    Actor Rhys Ifans will be on hand at several films he features in, including the world premiere of drama Len and Company, Welsh film Under Milk Wood; and the world premiere of the feature cut of Sky Arts TV series The Marriage of Reason & Squalor.

    Alexander Skarsgård and Bel Powley will be in Edinburgh for the UK premiere of the acclaimed drama The Diary of A Teenage Girl, while German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) will attend the screening of his new film 13 Minutes.

    Model and actress Sophie Kennedy Clark will attend for The Marriage of Reason and Squalor and Stephen Tompkinson and Keith Allen will attend with their film Hector.

    Director Asif Kapadia (Senna) will attend the screening of his much-anticipated documentary Amy. Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola and Dolly Wells will attend a special screening of the full season of their hit TV series Doll & Em, while actor Denis Menochet (Inglourious Basterds) will attend the UK premiere of Norfolk.

    Chicken is an impressive feature debut for young British director Joe Stephenson who will be attending with star Scott Chambers.

    Nora-Jane Noone will be here supporting Brand New-U and Reece Ritchie will be attending as he is starring in Desert Dancer.

    Singer/songwriter (and sometime actor) Fish, from rock band Marillion, will be in town for the premiere of documentary Polska.

    Director/actress Talulah Riley will attend the world premiere of her directorial debut Scottish Mussel with producer Noel Clarke along with many of the cast and crew, including Morgan Watkins who also appears in Chicken.

    Scottish legend James Cosmo will also attend the world premiere of his new film The Pyramid Texts.

    In Person events

    As previously announced Asian Film Awards Academy presents In Person: Johnnie Tofinancially supported by Create Hong Kong and Hong Kong Film Development Fund, and supported by Brand Hong Kong and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.

    Malcolm McDowellNeil Innes and Jane Seymour will also present In-Persons at the Festival, and acclaimed cinematographer and EIFF Honorary Patron Seamus McGarvey will be in conversation with two-time Oscar winner Haskell Wexler.

    Scores of other cast and crew from many of the films screening at this year’s EIFF will also attend the Festival, allowing a rare opportunity for audiences to quiz them about their projects. 

    *From official press release. 


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    Revelation Film Festival 2014

    After a record breaking 2014, Revelation Perth International Film Festival has announced its expanded 2015 program.

     
    Revelation is acclaimed as Western Australia’s leading international film festival and annual screen culture event and firmly established as Australia’s filmmakers’ festival. It is dedicated to presenting independent cinema from around the globe in a context that explores film’s great traditions, its contemporary movements and its future directions.

    Curated once again by Jack Sargeant, the Revelation Perth International Film Festival sees a diverse selection of films drawn from across the world. Boasting Revelation's commitment to signature works, independent cinema, genre film, world cinema, and unique breathtaking movies, this year is no exception with a program drawn from Australia, Iceland, Israel, France, Ukraine , Japan and all points in between. Featuring award-winning movies, world, international and local premieres, new Australian works and live performances, Revelation is a celebration of the strength of all aspects of film culture.

     

    Expanding across the city and wider community, Revelation plays a central role not just in the Perth calendar but also nationally and internationally. Featuring dedicated programs from the Iranian Film Festival, Polish Film Festival in Perth, Revel8 and ScreenWest, once again Revelation will entertain and inspire audiences, while RevCon will feature some of the festival's many guests exploring key aspects of the industry at dedicated panels and workshops. Meanwhile Revelation Academic sees scholars - both those from academic institutions and independent researchers - delivering papers and exploring cinema and visual culture, in the fourth instalment of this critical platform that remains utterly unique to any Australian film festival.

    According to Program Director, Jack Sargeant"there's always a sense of discovery that informs the process of curating Revelation, searching for films and strands that reflect what is happening now, but also that suggest possible futures and forthcoming possibilities. Describing the process as curating - rather than simply programming - really serves to emphasise the nature of Revelation, which seeks to establish a sensibility and aesthetic that exceeds expectations. This year there's a selection of new, emergent road movies, some exciting science-fiction (or slip stream quasi-science fiction) documentaries and features, and of course a number of Australian movies that really showcase the talent here, as well as some excellent music documentaries, and films by genuine cinematic auteurs like Abel Ferrara, Guy Maddin and Peter Strickland, and much more besides. It is - as always - a pleasure to curate Revelation - to see movies and ask 'what really matters' and to invite everybody to join our trip through cinema.”
     
    “While we've always been enormously proud of the event annually, this year we really feel has reached a whole other level of sophistication and maturity in its program and in its place on the calendar" says festival founder Richard Sowada. "We're constantly learning, moving and developing as an event and I feel that openness to the elements has really come together this year with a robust and distilled event.
     
    Highlights of Revelation 2015 will also include industry guests and speakers, seminars and masterclasses; Last Cab To Darwin– an soon to be classic Australian road movie; The Tribe – a feature film whose entire dialogue is sign language; ScreenWest’s annual showcase of emerging WA filmmaking talent in Get Your Shorts On!; the return of hugely popular Iranian Film Festival; the debut of the Polish Film Festival in Perth; the Revel-8 super 8 short film festival and the WA Screen Awards.

     

    Attracting audiences of over 10,000 people annually, Revelation continues to grow and has become the “go-to” event for independent filmmakers, distributors and discerning audiences. 2015 will feature 123 films, 4 world and international premieres and 38 Australian premieres.
     
    Revelation is proudly supported by the Australian and West Australian governments through ScreenWest and Screen Australia.
     
    The complete program is now online and tickets are on sale now from the Revelation website at revelationfilmfest.org and from Luna Palace Cinemas at lunapalace.com.au


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    Works in Progress showcase, photo by Mari Laukkarinen  

    The Finnish Film Affair will be organized for the fourth time on Sept 22-24th as part of the Helsinki International Film Festival. This year's edition will introduce a Work-In-Progress award for the most promising project. Selected by a jury comopsed of international experts participating the event, the winner will receive an international marketing package. 

    The Finnish Film Affair has become the leading industry platform for showcasing new projects to sales agents, buyers and programmers. The Finnish Film Affair will present between twenty to thirty projects in three categories (Works-In-Progress, one-minute pitch and the development clinic) and around 15-20 finished films will be screened.

    Focus on the US market

    This year the Finnish Film Affair will focus on the US market. A seminar will be organised on Thu Sept 24th covering topics such as packaging, marketing and PR. HIFF managing director Sara Norberg explains, "The motivation for the US theme is based on the recent success of films like Big Game and the growing interest to produce English language films intended primarily for the international markets. FFA wants to serve this emerging need by facilitating consultation sessions and a panel discussion on how the Finnish projects should approach the US market."

    Project Development Clinic

     


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    • Opening Reception starts on Friday, June 19 at 6pm in the lobby of the Crest Theatre with Open Bar and Music / Opening film, SAMBA, starts at 8:30pm.
    • Closing Night Champagne Party starts immediately after the closing film, TIMBUKTU, on Sunday, June 28, with Champagne, Desserts and Live Music.
    • Breakfasts prior to the screening of L’IL QUINQUIN on Saturday, June 27, and after the Saturday Late Night Movies, June 20 & 27.
    • Film Screenings all day on Saturdays & Sundays June 20-21 & 27-28. Evening screenings on Friday June 26.

     

    THE 2015 SFFF FILM SELECTION

     

     

    The 14th Sacramento French Film Festival will present a record of 18 feature films this year including 13 of the most acclaimed, awarded, and talked about recent Premieres -with the most prominent 2015 César (French Academy Awards) winners; three Classics; and two Late Night Movies. Our program will also include too many short films to count…
    Our 2015 film selection includes every genre and style to please every cinephile:  romance, adventure, drama, comedy, thriller, fantasy …

     

    OPENING FILM – Friday, June 20 – 8:30pm

    • SAMBA (118 min) by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano – COMEDY/DRAMA
      Starring Omar Sy (Intouchables, Mood Indigo – this year at the SFFF), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Jacky in the Kingdom of Women – this year at the SFFF) & Tahar Rahim (A Prophet).
      The unlikely encounter between Samba (Omar Sy), an illegal immigrant on the verge of deportation, and Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a senior executive volunteering at an immigration center leads to a bumpy love story… Samba, the latest feature by the duo of directors who brought us Intouchables combines humor and heart to tell its topical story.

     

    CLOSING FILM – Sunday, June 28 – showtime TBA

    • TIMBUKTU (97 min) by Abderrahmane Sissako – DRAMA
      The most awarded French film of the year, winner of seven 2015 César Awards, including Best Film, Best Director & Best Original Screenplay. Nominated for the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
      The everyday life of a small village, not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, where people suffer, powerless but with dignity…

     

    PREMIERES

    • ALMOST FRIENDS (ON A FAILLI ETRE AMIES, 90 min) by ANNE LE NY – ROMANTIC COMEDY
      Starring Karin Viard, Emmanuelle Devos & Roschdy Zem.
      Marithé meets Carole. They could become friends, but Marithé falls in love with Carole’s husband, a renowned chef…
       
    • GEMMA BOVERY (99 min) by ANNE FONTAINE – COMEDY/DRAMA
      Starring Fabrice Luchini (In the House – SFFF 2013, The Women on the 6th Floor – SFFF 2011) & Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drewe, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time).
      Bored baker Martin Joubert falls for his lovely new English neighbor whose name, Gemma Bovery, is so similar to Flaubert’s doomed heroine, Emma Bovary, that his wild imagination draws dangerous parallels between the literary and real-life women. Gemma Bovery will be paired with Claude Chabrol’s beautiful 1991 classic, Madame Bovary.
       
    • GIRLHOOD (BANDE DE FILLES, 113 min) by CÉLINE SCIAMMA – DRAMA
      Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects, and the "boys' law" in her neighborhood, shy Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls.
       
    • HIPPOCRATES (HIPPOCRATE, 102 min) by THOMAS LILTI  – DRAMA/COMEDY
      Starring Vincent Lacoste (French Kissers – SFFF 2010, Jacky in the Kingdom of Women – this year at the SFFF), Reda Kateb (César 2015 winner for Best Supporting Actor) & Jacques Gamblin (The Names of Love – SFFF 2011).
      Benjamin, a young and eager medical intern in his first job, in his father’s ward, is confronted with his own limits and fears, as well as those of his patients, their families, fellow doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators. An experienced doctor, also interning because of his immigrant status in France, helps him find his way.
       
    • IN THE COURTYARD (DANS LA COUR, 97 min) by Pierre Salvadori – DRAMA/COMEDY
      Starring Catherine Deneuve & Gustave Kervern (co-director of Le Grand Soir– SFFF 2012 & Louise Michel– SFFF 2010).  
      Antoine, an ex-musician who suffers from depression, is hired as the caretaker of an old residential building in Paris where Mathilde, recently retired, lives with her husband. Through a confusion of misfires and anxiety, the two develop an awkward friendship.

     

    • THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ (L'ENLEVEMENT DE MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ, 96 min) by GUILLAUME NICLOUX – COMEDY
      France's most controversial and talented writer, Michel Houellebecq, plays himself in this quirky, absurd comedy from director Guillaume Nicloux.  Houellebecq, who in real life disappeared for a time and was rumored to have been kidnapped by Al Qaeda, helps perpetuate the legend surrounding what really happened to him during that time by participating in this fictionalized account of his kidnapping.  Instead of Al Qaeda, he is taken by a group of amateur and strangely likeable criminals, with whom he forms improbable friendships.

     

    • LI’L QUINQUIN (P'TIT QUINQUIN, 200 min, shown in two parts) by BRUNO DUMONT – THRILLER/COMEDY
      French auteur Bruno Dumont, best known for uncompromising and austere dramas, proves with the comedy Li'l Quinquin that he is capable of shifting gears without conceding his signature style. This absurdist, metaphysical murder mystery, set -as most Dumont’s films- in the North of France, opens with the discovery of a human body stuffed inside a cow - a literal “bête humaine.” Originally made for TV,  Li'l Quinquin has been compared to Twin Peaks and True Detective. It is "a wonderfully weird and unexpectedly hilarious" (Scott Foundas, Variety) masterwork from one of France’s most important contemporary directors.
       
    • LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT (LES COMBATTANTS, 98 min) by THOMAS CAILLEY – DRAMA/ROMANCE
      Starring Adèle Haenel & Kévin Azaïs. Winner of three 2015 César Awards: Best First Film, Best Actress (Adèle Haenel), Most Promising Actor (Kévin Azaïs).
      In a small French coastal town, Arnaud meets and falls for the apocalypse-obsessed Madeleine. Together, they join an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming environmental collapse.
       
    • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND (UNE NOUVELLE AMIE, 108 min) by FRANÇOIS OZON – COMEDY/DRAMA
      Starring Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped– SFFF 2005, Heartbreaker– SFFF 2010, Chinese Puzzle– SFFF 2014, Mood Indigo– this year at the SFFF), Anaïs Demoustier (Thérèse– SFFF 2013) & Raphaël Personnaz (Three Worlds– SFFF 2013, Marius, Fanny–  1st Mini Fall French Film Festival, Oct 2014).
      The New Girlfriend, the latest feature from prolific filmmaker Francois Ozon (Young & Beautiful - SFFF 2014, In the House - SFFF 2013), stars Anaïs Demoustier as Claire, a young woman whose best friend passes away leaving behind a husband, David (Romain Duris), and a newborn baby. One day she drops by David's house unexpectedly and finds him dressed in his dead wife's clothes.  As usual, Ozon manages to tackle sensitive social topics with flair, compassion, and a comedic touch.

     

    • NUMBER ONE FAN (ELLE L’ADORE, 105 min) by JEANNE HERRY – COMEDY/THRILLER
      Starring Sandrine Kiberlain (9 Month Stretch – SFFF 2014), Laurent Lafitte (Bright Days Ahead – SFFF 2014).
      Muriel Bayen (another fantastic comical performance by Sandrine Kiberlain who was nominated for a 2015 César) is a huge fan of singer Vincent Lacroix, so when Vincent knocks on her door and asks for her help, she cannot refuse... A charming, laugh out loud comedy!

     

    • PARTY GIRL (96 min) by MARIE AMACHOUKELI, CLAIRE BURGER, SAMUEL THEIS – DRAMA
      An aging nightclub hostess decides to settle down and get married. Angélique Litzenburger and her family play their own roles in this touching real life, docu-style drama directed by her son Samuel.

     

     

    CLASSICS

    • MADAME BOVARY (1991, 143 min) by CLAUDE CHABROL – DRAMA/ROMANCE
      Starring Isabelle Huppert. Based on one of France’s most iconic novels by Gustave Flaubert (1856).
      In nineteenth-century France, the romantic Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary, a dull country doctor. To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner and a law student and runs up ruinous debts. Madame Bovary  will be paired with Anne Fontaine’s newest film, Gemma Bovery.

     

    • THAT MAN FROM RIO (L’HOMME DE RIO – 1964, 112 min) by PHILIPPE De BROCA –ADVENTURE/COMEDY
      Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo (Breathless –  SFFF 2013, Pierrot Le Fou – SFFF 2011) & Françoise Dorléac (TheYoung Girls from Rochefort– SFFF 2011).  
      A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend, who has been abducted by thieves and brought to Rio. Extravagant adventures ensue in this fast-moving spoof of James Bond type movies. The film was a huge success upon its original release in France.

     

    • THE BEAUTY AND THE DEVIL (LA BEAUTÉ DU DIABLE – 1950, 95min) by RENÉ CLAIR  –FANTASY/ROMANCE/COMEDY
      Starring Gérard Philipe & Michel Simon.
      The Faust story retold with a lighter touch. An aged alchemist accepts the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles, but refuses to fulfill his share of the bargain and to give his soul in exchange...

     

    LATE NIGHT MOVIES

    • JACKY IN THE KINGDOM OF WOMEN (JACKY AU ROYAUME DES FILMS, 90 min) by RIAD SATTOUF – FANTASY/COMEDY
      Starring Vincent Lacoste (French Kissers – SFFF 2010, Hippocrates– this year at the SFFF) & Charlotte Gainsbourg (Samba– this year at the SFFF).
      In the Kingdom of Bubunne, women are in power while men wear veils and do domestic tasks. When it is time for the daughter of the ruling Generale to find a husband, a ball is organized…

     

    • MOOD INDIGO (L’ÉCUME DES JOURS, 125 min) by MICHEL GONDRY – FANTASY/ROMANCE/DRAMA
      Starring SFFF’s darling, Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped– SFFF 2005, Heartbreaker– SFFF 2010, Chinese Puzzle– SFFF 2014, The New Girlfriend– this year at the SFFF), Omar Sy (Intouchables, Samba–this year at the SFFF) & Gad Elmaleh (Priceless). Based on Boris Vian’s cult novel (1947).
      Colin and Chloe meet, fall in love, get married and live happily until Chloe is diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs. There couldn’t be a director better suited than the eminently inventive Michel Gondry (The Science of Sleep, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind) to adapt Boris Vian's visionary, surreal and romantic love story to the big screen. Shown in its Extended Cut version, never released in the U.S.

     

    TICKET PRICES: from $11 (Single Tickets) to $95 (Full Festival Access)

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT STARTING THIS YEAR, THE CREST THEATRE ADDS A FACILITY FEE TO ALL SINGLE TICKETS AND PASSES SOLD, regardless of how/where they are purchased. NO EXCEPTION.

     

    §  Single Ticket: $12 / $11 (Discount for Students & Seniors with ID, members of the deaf community, and members of the following organizations: EFSac, Sacramento Jewish Film Festival, Alliance Française, Club Français, with membership card).  Price includes a $0.75 facility fee.

    §  Passes:

    o   Bleu Opening Night Pass: $53 / Access to Opening Night Reception and Film - Valid June 19 only.  Includes a $3 facility fee.

    o   Blanc First Weekend Pass: $42.50 / Access to All Screenings, Opening Reception not included - Valid June 19 (film only)-21.  Includes a $2.50 facility fee.

    o   Rouge Second Weekend Pass: $47.50 / Access to All Screenings & Closing Party - Valid June 26-28.  Includes a $2.50 facility fee.

    §  Passes Combinations:

    • Bleu + Blanc + Rouge = $98.50 / Two-Weekends Full Access to all Screenings & Parties - Valid June 19-28.  Includes a $3.50 facility fee.
    • Bleu + Blanc = $78.50 / First-Weekend Full Access to All Screenings & Opening Reception – Valid June 19-21.  Includes a $3.50 facility fee.
    • Blanc+ Rouge= $73.50 / Two-Weekend Experience, Access to All Screenings, Opening Reception not included - Valid June 19 (film only)-28.  Includes a $3.50 facility fee.

    §  Closing Night Film & Reception: $17 / $16 (Discount for Students & Seniors with ID, members of the deaf community, and members of the following organizations: EFSac, Sacramento Jewish Film Festival, Alliance Française, Club Français, with membership card).  Includes a $1 facility fee.

     


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    The World of Film Festival October 1-4 2015

    June 20, 2015 Regular Deadline

    WoFF’s errand is to bring together audiences from Glasgow’s multi-stranded art scene, while at the same time engaging people with powerful background in film and theatre that will bring fresh ideas, filling the gaps in Glasgow’s film and theatre events’ agenda.

    Submit your film via Film Freeway 

     

    The World of Film Festival, formerly known as Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival Glasgow is coming back for its second edition October 1-4 2015. In four days full of film screenings, theatre performances, live events, panel discussions and networking receptions WoFF will bring new, more vibrant and youthful vibe to the city’s emerging film and theatre scene. 

    WoFF will take place at the cinema of Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street). 

    This year, the festival comes with a new programme, transforming from a West End festival into a contemporary 4 day event that will gather audiences with various interests and tastes in film and theatre. 

    WoFF’s errand is to bring together audiences from Glasgow’s multi-stranded art scene, while at the same time engaging people with powerful background in film and theatre that will bring fresh ideas, filling the gaps in Glasgow’s film and theatre events’ agenda. 

    WoFF 2015 will include the following sections: 

    First Feature Competition: Will include successful submissions from first feature film directors. 

    The Female Perspective (In competition): Showcasing the work of female independent filmmakers. 

    Special Screenings (Out of Competition): A selection of films known from the festival circuit. 

    Best of MIAFF 2015: Animation programme including the Best of selection of the Montreal International Animation Film Festival (April 16 - 19 2015) 

    Commonwealth Film Student Competition: A focus on one country from within the commonwealth, which will showcase submissions from film students, currently enrolled in the major national film schools. Students can submit films as individuals or representing their school. 

    Additionally a Theatre Performance, staged and performed by recent graduates of the UoG’s Theatre Department, whose recent work has been selected for the upcoming FRINGE Festival. 
    The above will be surrounded by a masterclass from renowned filmmaker / actor or a personality with experience in working for the film industry. This event will be intensively promoted within the Glasgow’s film and theatre students’ communities who will be able to attend with special discounts. 
    Finally, workshops and panel discussions (e.g. on the emerging female filmmakers presence in the industry, as combined with the Female Perspective Section of the festival). 

    Awards & Prizes

    * Best First Feature 

    * Best Film: The Female Perspective 

    * Commonwealth Film Student Award

    WoFF Glasgow's blog on filmfestivals.com I Website: www.woffglasgow.com I Submit on Filmfreeway I Contact:  Martin PetrovDigital Gym


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    The PAMA will run sept 25-27th, 2015.
    The event will screen several blocks of shorts from all over the world, moreover from USA and France. Features and scripts are accepted too. 20 awards may be reward the best artists and filmmakers in a range of 10 categories.

    All categories can be found on the festival's website.

    All nominated movies, special events, french premiere and professional meetings will be held in the historical heart of Paris : Saint-Germain-des-Près.
    Out of competition will screen a US independent feature, for french premiere with cast and crew attending, plus out of competition special documentary and short as a starting point to share movie making.

    All news can be followed on twitter and liked on facebook.

     

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    We are welcoming in the first ever independent film playoff in which films will compete against each other to hold the crown in our championship series. The top awad is $1000 cash and the Glass Cannon trophy.

    Submissions are open now!!!!!

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    Celestial Cinema, Wailea Golf Course

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    DOUBLE FEATURE

    The Wave I Ride

    Planetary

    The Wave I Ride
    Celestial Cinema
    Sunday, June 7, 7:45 pm
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    Planetary
    Celestial Cinema
    Sunday, June 7, 10:00 pm
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    Celestial Cinema
    Sunday, June 7, 7:45 pm
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    Celestial Cinema - Maui Film Festival

     

    Maui Arts & Cultural Center
    Castle & McCoy Theaters

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     Short Films for Grown-ups Showcase

     

    Landfill Harmonic

    Visions in the Dark:
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    Castle Theater - MACC
    Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm
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    Landfill Harmonic
    Castle Theater - MACC
    Sunday, June 7, 5:00 pm
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    Tenured

    Tenured
    Castle Theater - MACC
    Sunday, June 7, 7:30 pm
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     Family Friendly Short Film Showcase

     

    A Place to Stand

    Family Friendly Short Film Showcase
    McCoy Theater - MACC
    Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm
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    A Place to Stand
    McCoy Theater - MACC
    Sunday, June 7, 5:00 pm
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    Jackie & Ryan

    Jackie & Ryan
    McCoy Theater - MACC
    Sunday, June 7, 7:30 pm
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