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    Written by Amanda Shaftel | October 13, 2015

    Photo by Roxanne Rathgne

    MANY THANKS

    It is hard to believe that SXSW Eco 2015 has come and gone. We were honored to present such an amazing lineup of speakers and to host such an engaged audience. The unique mix of participants is what defines SXSW Eco, so thank you for coming out and making this our best event yet.

    A big thank you to our sponsors and partners for their huge efforts in helping make SXSW Eco 2015 a reality!

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    The scientists, engineers, designers, government officials, investors, business leaders and educators that make up the bulk of our presenters have offered invaluable insight and expertise throughout the three days of SXSW Eco. Some highlights include:

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    The 13th Annual New York Korean Film Festival Announces Upcoming Program for November 6th to November 11th, 2015, at the Museum of the Moving Image.

    The 13th Annual New York Korean Film Festival showcases Korea doing what it does best: the crime thriller, the romantic fantasy, and feverish erotica. The Peninsula’s filmmakers bend genre cinema to a uniquely Korean pulse and purpose, making the country’s national film industry the most vibrant in East Asia. The thrilling complications of love and crime steal the show in this year’s lineup, as partnerships go south and fickle passions lead to betrayal. Resistance fighters navigate the intrigue of colonial-era Korea, love affairs are smothered as quickly as they are kindled, and hard-boiled cops dig at the ugly truth in a collection of both massive blockbusters and favorites from the international festival circuit, with five New York premieres and one international premiere.

    The 13th Annual New York Korean Festival will run from November 6-November 11, 2015, at the Museum of the Moving Image. This will be the first year Museum of the Moving Image will serve as a partner and the venue for the New York Korean Film Festival, building on past collaborations with the Korea Society and Subway Cinema.

    The Korea Society has also invited an exceptional group of Korean guests, including star director Ryoo Seung-Wan and producers Kang Hye-jung and Park Jung (Veteran); directors Shin Suwon (Madonna), Lee Do-yun (Confession), Kang Hyo-jin (Wonderful Nightmare), Oh Seung-uk (The Shameless), and Hong Won-chan (Office); and actress Koh Ah-Sung.

    The New York Korean Film Festival is a program of The Korea Society, the Museum of the Moving Image, and Subway Cinema.

    Major support is provided by the Korea Foundation.

    ALL SCREENINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

    The Museum is located at 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, Queens, NY, 11106.

    Opening Night tickets: $20 ($12 for TKS members, MOMI Film Lover and Dual members / free for Silver Screen members and above).

    All other NYKFF tickets are $12 ($7 for TKS members, MOMI Film Lover and Dual members / free for Silver Screen members and above).

    Advance tickets will be available online at movingimage.us beginning October 21.

     

    OPENING NIGHT

    Office (오피스)

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 6:30 P.M.

    New York Premiere

    With director Hong Won-chan and star Ko Ah-sung in person

    Followed by a reception in the Museum lobby and cafe

    Dir. Hong Won-chan. 2015, 111 mins. B.R. With: Ko Ah-sung, Park Seong-woong, Bae Seong-woo. After gruesomely murdering his family, a midlevel manager (Bae Seong-woo) dutifully returns to the office, haunting the building like a vengeful ghost and turning the otherwise bland workspace into a house of terror. Legitimately alarmed, his colleagues nonetheless sing his praises to the police—a hint that there’s more to the matter than a disgruntled employee suddenly snapping. Described as “hearty genre entertainment” by Variety, this Cannes “Midnight Madness” selection is a perfect outlet for young leading actress Ko Ah-sung.

    “Workplace blues wrought large and crimson red.” — Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

    “Razor-sharp satire on petty politics in the corporate world [...] laced with wickedly bitchy dialogue” — Maggie Lee, Variety

    Hong Won-chan was the screenwriter for Confession of Murder (2012), The Yellow Sea (2010), The Scam (2009), and The Chaser (2007—a selection at Cannes), before making his directorial debut with Office.

    The youngest of three sisters, Ko Ah-sung started acting at an early age and played the memorable role of the daughter in Bong Joon-ho’s The Host (2006). Her film credits include The Beauty Inside (2015), Thread of Lies (2014), Snowpiercer (2013), Duet (2012), After the Banquet (2009), A Brand New Life (2009), Radio Dayz (2008), and The Happy Life (2007).

     

    Trap (덫, 치명적인 유혹)

    International Premiere

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1:00 P.M.

    Dir. Bong Man-Dae. 2015, 107 mins. DCP. With Yoo Ha-joon, Han Je-in, Kang Yong-gyoo.

    Maladjusted screenwriter Jeong-min (Yoo Ha-joon) travels to the countryside to rethink his life and concentrate on his career. But instead of working on his screenwriting, he finds transgressive distraction in the person of temptress Yumi (Han Je-in). The frontier between reality and fantasy blurs as Jeong-min’s mind and body are engulfed in a fatal attraction to the innocent-faced but dangerous Lolita, leading him to increasingly poor life decisions. A standout entry in the filmography of softcore erotic meister “Playboy” Bong Man-Dae.

     

    Confession (좋은 친구들)

    With director Lee Do-yun in person

    New York Premiere

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 3:15 P.M.

    Dir. Lee Do-yun. 2014, 114 mins. DCP. With Ji Sung, Ju Ji-hoon. Since a tragic mountain incident in high school, Min-soo (Lee Kwang-soo), Hyun-tae (Ji Sung) and In-chul (Ju Ji-hoon) have remained best friends through thick and thin. But when two of them agree to burn down an illegal gambling hall for the insurance payout, the spilt blood of loved ones unearths the bitter ghosts of a dark past. Soon, the group of childhood friends turn on each other in the bleakest of fallouts. Lee Do-yun’s debut feature has been compared with the slow-burning noir of Sidney Lumet’s final film, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.

    “The film’s stupendous execution and the compelling characters successfully drive the film forward.” -Jason Bechervaise, Screen International

    Lee Do-yun was born in South Korea. He directed the short films We. Trippers and Neighbor. Confession, his first feature, had its international premiere in Toronto last year.

     

    The Shameless (무뢰한)

    With director Oh Seung-uk in person

    New York Premiere

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 6:00 P.M.

    Dir. Oh Seung-uk. 118 mins. DCP. With Jeon Do-yeon, Kim Nam-gil, Park Sung-Woong. In Oh Seung-uk’s highly anticipated return to the director’s chair since his debut masterpiece Kilimanjaro in 2000, Cannes award-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon plays a bar hostess in love with a suspected murderer. Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) is outstanding as a detective who plays a game of seduction with a dangerous woman. Selected for the Un Certain Regard program at the Cannes Film Festival, The Shameless is an unforgettably stylish noir.

    “A mellow pleasure to be slowly savored, this polished work should be welcomed at festivals” — Maggie Lee, Variety

    Oh Seung-uk (b.1963) began his career as an assistant director of Lee Chang-dong, co-writing his debut feature Green Fish. In the late '90s, he co-wrote the landmark romance Christmas in August and Park Kwang-su's ambitious historical drama The Uprising. Oh made his debut as a director with the crime thriller Killimanjaro in 2000. The Shameless is his long-awaited second feature.


     

    Assassination (암살)

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 8:55 P.M.

    Dir. Choi Dong-hoon. 2015, 140 mins. B.R. With Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-hae, Ha Jung-woo. Choi Dong-hoon's follow-up to his 2012 hit The Thieves was Korea’s biggest box office hit of the year. Drawing inspiration from 1980s Hong Kong action comedies and South Korea's little-known 1960s Manchurian Westerns, Assassination follows the journey of three resistance fighters as their mission takes them to the Manchurian countryside, pre-war Shanghai, and Japanese-occupied Seoul to assassinate an evil Japanese governor and his Korean acolyte. Boasting an all-star cast led by screen-goddess Jeon Ji-hyun and superstar Lee Jung-jae, Assassination is “a sensationally entertaining mash-up of historical drama, Dirty Dozen style shoot-‘em-up, spaghetti Western-flavored flamboyance, and extended action set pieces that suggest a dream-team collaboration of Sergio Leone, John Woo and Steven Spielberg” according to Variety’s Joe Leydon.

     

    Madonna (마돈나)

    With director Shin Su-Won in person

    New York Premiere

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2:00 P.M.

    Dir. Shin Su-won. 2015, 121 mins. DCP. With Seo Young-hee, Kwon So-hyun, Kim Young-min.

    After her festival hit Pluto (2012), a critically acclaimed high-school drama about bullying and murder which won a Special Mention at the 2013 Berlinale, director Shin Su-won delivers a shocking, noir-tinged tale of privilege and poverty: a nurse's aide uncovers and tries to prevent the horrific use of a brain dead pregnant street-walker for a heart transplant to a rich patient.

    Director Shin Su-Won was a middle school teacher before she began a directing career. Her short, Circle Line, won the Canal+ Prize for Best Short Film at Cannes 2012, and her debut feature, Passerby #3 (2010), won awards at the Tokyo International Film Festival and Jeonju International Film Festival. Her films include Modern Family (2012) and Pluto (2013).

     

    The Beauty Inside (뷰티 인사이드)

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5:00 P.M.

    Dir. Baik (Baek Jong-yeol), 2015, 127 mins. B.R. With Han Hyo-joo, Park Seo-jun, Mun Suk, Lee Dong-hwi, Lee Mi-do. Since his 18th birthday, Woo-jin wakes up each morning as a different person in a new body. Sometimes he’s old, sometimes he’s young, sometimes he’s not Korean…or even a man. But inside, he remains the same down-to-earth, honest cabinet maker devoted to his craft. And each day he fights to connect with the woman he loves (Han Hyo-joo, in a luminous, standout performance). Beneath the slick romantic fantasy and the gorgeous cinematography, the film asks real questions about identity and true love.

    “Blessed with a MLB roster’s worth of veteran character players (Kim Sang-ho, Kim Min-jae, Jo Dal-hwan), and buzzy young stars”—Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter

     

    Veteran (베테랑)

    With director Ryoo Seung-wan in person

    U.S. Festival Premiere

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 7:45 P.M.

    Dir. Ryoo Seung-wan. 2015, 123 mins. DCP. With Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Ah-in, Yoo Hae-jin. In this instant action/comedy classic—a massive theatrical hit earlier this summer—hardboiled detective Seo Do-cheol (top actor Hwang Jung-min can throw—and take—a punch) and his misfit team defend the powerless against the vicious scion of a prominent family (played with villainous delight by heartthrob Yoo Ah-in, in a widely acclaimed performance).

    Ryoo Seung-wan was born in Onyang, South Korea. His films include The Berlin File (2013), The Unjust (2010), Dachimawa Lee (2008), The City of Violence (2006), Crying Fist (2005), Arahan (2004), No Blood No Tears (2002), and Die Bad (2000). He won “Best Director” at the Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2011.

     

    Wonderful Nightmare (미쓰 와이프)

    With director Kang Hyo-jin in person
    New York Premiere

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 7:00 P.M.

    Dir. Kang Hyo-jin. 2015, 125 mins. DCP. With Uhm Jung-hwa, Song Seung-heon, Seo Shin-Ae. Heaven makes a clerical error, so ambitious lawyer Yeon-woo (played by superstar Uhm Jung-hwa) returns to Earth to find herself married to a salaryman and mother to a rebellious teenager and know-it-all six-year-old. A sharp, hilarious satire about the shift in gender roles in contemporary Korean society that struck a deep chord with local audiences.

    Director Kang Hyo-jin’s independent feature, Kill’em with Bare Hands (2004), won the audience award at the Seoul Independent Film Festival. His films include Dirty Blood (2012), Twilight Gangsters (2010), and Punch Lady (2007).

     

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    ABOUT THE KOREA SOCIETY

    The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. For more information, please visit www.koreasociety.org.

    ABOUT MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

    Museum of the Moving Image (movingimage.us) advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its stunning facilities—acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design—the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.

    ABOUT SUBWAY CINEMA

    Subway Cinema is America’s leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the exhibition and appreciation of Asian popular film culture in all forms, building bridges between Asia and the West. With year-round festivals and programs, the organization aims to bring wide audience and critical attention to contemporary and classic Asian cinema in the U.S. In 2002, Subway Cinema launched its flagship event, the annual New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which is North America’s leading festival of popular Asian cinema. Subway cinema’s other events and initiatives include Old School Kung Fu Fest (OSKFF), New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF), and year-round special screenings and filmmaker tributes.

    For more information, visit www.subwaycinema.com, www.facebook.com/NYAFF, and follow @subwaycinema on Twitter (#nyaff15).

    Major support provided by the Korea Foundation.

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. 

     


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    Festival will take place November 14-15, 2015 at the SIFF Film Center
    Full program now live at www.SeattleShort.org

    Highlights from local and international filmmakers now available to preview! Request links now>>

    Special guests available for in-person and advance interviews:
    Lecy Goranson starred on ABC's Roseanne for six years as Becky Conner and has since had guest spots on HBO's Sex and The City, Fox's Fringe, FX's Damages, and NBC's Law and Order: SVU.
     

    Champion gymnast turned actress Shannon Maree Walsh will be joining the festival Saturday, Nov. 14th. Shannon first got the industry's attention with a featured role in Begin Again starring Keira Knightley, and will play Lucy in the upcoming film Kid Witness starring Susan Sarandon.


    For high resolution stills or any interview requests, please contact ryan@smarthousecreative.com.

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    Seattle Shorts Film Festival returns in 2015 with twice the number of exceptional films to showcase for local and visiting audiences. After record breaking submissions, filmmaker attendance, and sold out screenings last year, the 5-year-old festival has expanded to two days, November 14th and 15th. The weekend will be bring film lovers together through Q&A’s, networking events, and an awards ceremony on Sunday the 15th.

    The 2015 festival has a star studded lineup of local, national and international films, most of which are Seattle premieres. The Haircut, starring Bailey Noble (True Blood) and Molly C. Quinn (Castle), and Election Night, starring Peri Gilpin (Frasier), are two films produced through the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Beverley, starring Laya Lewis (Skins), brings us into the life of a biracial girl fighting racism in 1980’s Britain. The Out and Outs rewrites 1950’s history when an actor (Jonathan Bennett, Mean Girls) falls in love with a Louisiana girl. Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D) plays an ambitious cop in Ticketed, a western comedy set in a modern ghost town. The Red Thunder, is a superhero film about parenting, starring Allie Grant (Suburgatory) and Miles Heizer (Parenthood). Fog City, winner of The Spike Lee Production Fund, tells a heartfelt story of veterans’ rights.

    Pacific Northwest films will take viewers across the region from Walla Walla (The Mobile Stripper) and the wild B.C. surf (Pacific Wayfarer), to the streets of Seattle (Signs Everywhere and Tomgirl.) The acclaimed documentary Even the Walls (directed by Saman Maydani and Sarah Kuck), is an intimate look at gentrification and home in Seattle’s Yesler Terrace. Pacific Wayfarer, The Adept, and Coeur d'Alene (Rabbits) will all be Seattle premieres. All regional films will have special guests in attendance!

    Music fans will enjoy scores by Mike Mccready (Tomgirl) and Chick Corea (The Apple Tree), and a rare and personal glimpse at China’s first wave of rock musicians (My Dad’s a Rocker). Over 50% of films selected this year were directed by and or starring women or gender nonconforming people. Also returning in 2015 is the all female jury. Seattle Shorts is committed to highlighting women’s voices in film.

    The Seattle Shorts Film Festival brings Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the globe.

    The MarQueen Hotel, just three blocks from the Cinema, is the official hotel sponsor of the festival. Tickets and passes will be available online prior to the festival through TheStranger.com. The festival is held at the SIFF Film Center, a state-of-the-art 95 seat jewelbox cinema inside the Seattle Center. For a full listing of films, special events and upcoming announcements visit www.SeattleShort.org.

    Northwest films: The Mobile Stripper (Shirlyn Wong, WA), Tomgirl (Stephen Przybylowski, WA), The Perfect Pieces (Kirk Nordenstrom, WA), Coeur d'Alene (Rabbits) (Merlin Camozzi, ID), Even the Walls (Sarah Kuck, WA), The Midnight Tourist (Daniel Orme-doutre, WA), Signs Everywhere (Julio Ramirez, WA), The Gift (Clark Kokich, WA), The Pacific Wayfarer (Dylan Maranda, BC), The Adept (Adam Stern, BC)

    Accepted films: D.Asian, The Mobile Stripper, Tomgirl, The Out and Out's, Ticketed, Election Night, The Perfect Pieces, The Edge of Impossible, Rabbits, Even the Walls, The Ballad of Holland Island House, The Evolution of a Gen Ex Music Purchaser, The Midnight Tourist, The Apple Tree, Tiny Out Loud, Sin Frontera (Without Boundary), Beverley, Signs Everywhere, Fishbone, The Red Thunder, The Haircut, The Gift, The Pacific Wayfarer, The Lost Mariner, Breathe, Boulevard 168, Save, The Adept, My Dad's a Rocker, Shelter, Fog City

     

     

    Images from Fog City, The Pacific Wayfarer, The Haircut, and The Apple Tree.






     

     
     
     
     
     


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    Ray Negron Henry and Me

    Arturo Cisneros I know where the money is Mum

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    Alex Santiago Las Vacas con Gafas

    Michael Imperiale Little Angel (Angelita)

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    Jennica Carmona Millie and the Lords

    Kevin Kaufman Ms. Homicide

    Judy Febles My Sister Vanessa

    Maria Palacio Necromancer

    Natasha Soto North

    Soraya Arrabal Sanchez Oda a Maria

    Xavier Santiago Pardon The Intrusion

    Guy Guido Physical Attraction

    Damian Dastar Roma: The Silent Film

    Aristides Falcon-Paradi Rumba Clave, Blen, Blen, Blen

    Adel L. Morales Since I Laid Eyes

    Dariun Robinson Solo Soy un Super, Mano (I'm Just a Super, Man)

    Pamela Ochnic SRA ZORILLA

    Jutta Schoen Strive

    Rafael Rodriguez Telex from Cuba

    Jessenia Cotto The Hook

    Juan Marquez The Last Colony

    Jade Bryan The Shattered Mind

    Victor Cruz The Stockroom

    Edwin Pagán The Talisman

    Arilyn I. Martinez Cora The Texture of the Light

    Yamil Miranda The Tub

    Juan C. Dávila Vieques: una batalla inconclusa

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    AFI Fest announcing 20 more films in the lineup: those in the New Auteurs and American Independents sections.

    The American Independents section represents the best of independent filmmaking this year. Pushing boundaries of form and content across both narrative and documentary cinema, this section boasts nine films from both new voices and talented directors returning to AFI FEST with their latest work.

    The New Auteurs section highlights 11 first and second-time narrative feature film directors from around the world, whose films will be eligible for the Grand Jury Prize.

    “The women and men from around the world in the New Auteurs competition hold great promise for an acclaimed career,” said Lane Kneedler, Director of Programming of AFI FEST. “Watching past winners flourish since their time at AFI FEST has made running this competitive section over the last several years an incredibly rewarding experience. We are excited to see what this year’s emerging filmmakers will do next.”

    New Auteurs is the festival’s platform for rising talent, which this year features seven out of 11 great films directed by women. For the past three years, the Grand Jury Prize has gone to a female director — to Shira Geffen for SELF MADE in 2014, to Katrin Gebbe for NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN in 2013 and to Gabriela Pichler for EAT SLEEP DIE in 2012. This year’s New Auteurs jury features Inkoo Kang (TheWrap), Sheri Linden (The Hollywood Reporter and the Los Angeles Times) and Nigel M. Smith (The Guardian).

    The full schedule will be released on October 21. Read about the films from both sections below.

    NEW AUTEURS

    DESDE ALLÁ – When a middle-aged man is assaulted and robbed by a young criminal, an unlikely relationship develops. DIR Lorenzo Vigas. SCR Lorenzo Vigas. CAST Alfredo Castro and Luis Silva. Venezuela/Mexico. U.S. Premiere

    DISORDER – Matthias Schoenaerts plays an ex-soldier who becomes locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with ski-masked home invaders at a wealthy estate. DIR Alice Winocour. SCR Alice Winocour. CAST Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant, Percy Kemp, Victor Pontecorvo, Mickaël Daubert, Franck Torrecillas, Chems Eddine, Philippe Haddad, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h. France/Belgium

    EVOLUTION – On an island inhabited only by women and boys, a 10-year-old receiving strange medical treatment investigates the horrific things the women do at night. DIR Lucile Hadžihalilović. SCR Lucile Hadžihalilović, Alanté Kavaïté, Geoff Cox. CAST Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier. France

    THE GULLS (CHAIKI) – In winter near the Caspian Sea, a fisherman’s wife becomes free of her suppressed domestic existence after a life-altering event. DIR Ella Manzheeva. SCR Ella Manzheeva. CAST Evgeniya Mandzhieva, Sergey Adianov, Evgeny Sangadzhiev, Lyubov Ubushieva, Dmitry Mukeyev. Russian Federation. North American Premiere

    IXCANUL – A young Mayan woman becomes pregnant outside of an impending arranged marriage, throwing her and her family’s future into dire uncertainty. DIR Jayro Bustamante. SCR Jayro Bustamante. CAST María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy. Guatemala/France

    LAND AND SHADE (LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA) – An aging farmer returns to rural Colombia where the family and land he long ago abandoned have been devastated by industrial progress. DIR César Augusto Acevedo. SCR César Augusto Acevedo. CAST Haimer Leal, Hilda Ruiz, Edison Raigosa, Marleyda Soto, José Felipe Cárdenas, Edison Raigosa. Colombia/France/Netherlands/Chile/Brazil. U.S. Premiere

    MEDITERRANEA – In this timely film, a migrant from Burkina Faso makes a perilous journey from North Africa to Europe. DIR Jonas Carpignano. SCR Jonas Carpignano. CAST Koudous Seihon, Alassane Sy, Adam Gnegne, Davide Schipilliti. Italy/France/USA/Germany

    MOUNTAIN – To escape her troubles at home, a young Orthodox Jewish woman falls in with a nocturnal community of prostitutes and drug dealers in the ancient cemetery atop Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. DIR Yaelle Kayam. SCR Yaelle Kayam. CAST Shani Klein, Avshalom Pollak, Haitham Ibrahem Omari. Israel/Denmark. U.S. Premiere

    MUSTANG – Five Turkish sisters must fight back against harsh societal restrictions when a seemingly innocent act is blown out of proportion. DIR Deniz Gamze Ergüven. SCR Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour. CAST Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan, Ayberk Pekcan. France/Germany/Turkey

    SWORN VIRGIN (VERGINE GIURATA) – A young Albanian woman bucks her destiny by appealing to an ancient regional law allowing her to live free as a man if she takes an oath of eternal virginity. DIR Laura Bispuri. SCR Francesca Manieri, Laura Bispuri. CAST Alba Rohrwacher, Flonja Kodheli, Lars Eidinger, Luan Jaha, Bruno Shllaku, Ilire Celaj, Drenica Selimaj, Dajana Selimaj, Emily Ferratello. Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Albania/Republic of Kosovo

    UNTIL I LOSE MY BREATH – A Turkish teenager dreams of leaving her abusive home and moving in with her father, a long-distance truck driver. DIR Emine Emel Balcı. SCR Emine Emel Balcı. CAST Esme Madra, Rıza Akın, Sema Keçik, Gizem Denizci, Ece Yüksel, Uğur Uzunel, Yavuz Pekman, Pinar Gök, Yavuz Özata. Turkey/Germany. North American Premiere

    AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

    BOB AND THE TREES – A middle-aged logger gambles his personal and professional livelihood on harvesting an unyielding piece of land. DIR Diego Ongaro. SCR Diego Ongaro, Courtney Maum, Sasha Statman-Weil. CAST Bob Tarasuk, Matt Gallagher, Polly MacIntyre, Richard Bradley, Winthrop Barrett. USA

    FIELD NIGGAS – Khalik Allah’s stylized documentary chronicles summer nights spent at the intersection of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem. DIR Khalik Allah. USA

    FUNNY BUNNY – A trio of people look to make meaningful connections in this sweet natured comedy. DIR Alison Bagnall. SCR Alison Bagnall. CAST Kentucker Audley, Joslyn Jensen, Olly Alexander, Louis Cancelmi, Josephine Decker, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Grace Gonglewski, Caridad de la Luz, Nicholas Webber. USA

    H. – Two different Helens of Troy live parallel lives in this brilliantly unnerving apocalyptic vision. DIR Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia. SCR Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia. CAST Robin Bartlett, Rebecca Dayan, Will Janowitz, Julian Gamble, Roger Robinson. USA/Argentina

    JAMES WHITE – A young New Yorker is forced to take control of his self-destructive lifestyle as he navigates his mother’s fight with a serious illness. DIR Josh Mond. SCR Josh Mond. CAST Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott Mescudi, Makenzie Leigh, Ron Livingston. USA

    KRISHA – Estranged relative Krisha shows up to a family Thanksgiving to make amends, but as the day unfolds she can’t escape her dark past. DIR Trey Edward Shults. SCR Trey Edward Shults. CAST Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Trey Edward Shults, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate, Alex Dobrenko, Chase Joliet. USA

    MEN GO TO BATTLE – In this indie American period piece, two farming brothers in 1861 are torn apart by the encroaching Civil War. DIR Zachary Treitz. SCR Kate Lyn Sheil, Zachary Treitz. CAST David Maloney, Timothy Morton, Kate Lyn Sheil, Rachel Korine. USA

    SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME – A brother and sister living on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation cope with the loss of their father in very different ways. DIR Chloé Zhao. SCR Chloé Zhao. CAST John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Irene Bedard, Eleonore Hendricks, Taysha Fuller, Cat Clifford. USA

    STINKING HEAVEN – When a new member arrives at a home for sober living, a self-destructive spiral begins. DIR Nathan Silver. SCR Nathan Silver, Jack Dunphy. CAST Deragh Campbell, Keith Poulson, Hannah Gross, Eléonore Hendricks, Tallie Medel, Henri Douvry, Jason Giampietro, Jason Grisell, Eileen Kearney, Larry Novak. USA

    The 29th edition of AFI FEST will take place November 5–12 in the heart of Hollywood. Ensure a seat at the festival today with one of our Patron Packages and Express Passes — a limited number are now on sale.

    Photo: Tugba Sunguroglu,_Ilayda Akdogan, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan and Gunes Sensoy in MUSTANG. photo courtesy Cohen Media Group

     


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    French Film Festival UK 2015

    5 November – 13 December 2015


     

    The UK’s only country-wide celebration of French and francophone cinema expands its horizons even further this year with more leading independent cinemas on board and a programme (from 5 November to 13 December) that embraces Cannes award-winners, classic masterpieces, a celebration of Gaumont (the world’s oldest film company), new talents, student exchanges, schools screenings and a panoply of guests.

     

    Besides its main venues in London (Ciné Lumiere and Barbican), Edinburgh (Filmhouse and Dominion) and Glasgow (GFT) the French Film Festival UK with the support of Institut français and Creative Scotland will organise screenings in Newcastle, Warwick, Leeds, Hereford, and Belfast as well as Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Kirkcaldy and Hawick.

     

    The 23rd edition opens at Ciné Lumière on 5 November with Jerôme Bonnell’s sixth feature All About Them (A trois on y va!), a fresh twist on a youthful menage à trois, in the presence of the director, and actor Félix Moati. The film, to be distributed through Swipe, will also show in Edinburgh (6), Glasgow (7) and Leeds (8) with the director in attendance as well as Hereford and Inverness.

     

    Other headline titles include Vincent Lindon inciting passion in Léa Seydoux’s servant girl in Benoît Jacquot’s Diary of a Chambermaid (already brought to the screen by Luis Bunuel and Jean Renoir). Post-Nouvelle Vague director Philippe Garrel puts infidelity into sharp focus in In the Shadow of Women (opening film in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight) while Maiwenn looks at the tempestuous marriage between two Parisians played by Emmanuelle Bercot (Cannes shared best actress award) and Vincent Cassel in My King. Bercot goes behind the camera for Standing Tall (opening film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival) in which the redoubtable Catherine Deneuve plays a magistrate entangled with the troubles of a youngster (newcomer Rod Paradot who is scheduled to appear).

     

     A couple who renounce so-called civilisation (Céline Sallette and Matthieu Kassovitz) give another slant to conjugal living in Wild Life by Cédric Kahn. Besides his outing in Benoît Jacquot’s film Vincent Lindon also can be found in The Measure of a Man (a role which gained him a Cannes Best Actor accolade) for his portrayal of an ordinary man faced with impossible circumstances in a title due for release by New Wave. 

     

    There are feel-good treats in Jean-Pierre Améris’s Family for Rent (the director will open the Festival in Aberdeen on 20 November), Memories from Jean-Paul Rouve, Microbe & Gasoline by Michel Gondry, Santa Claus by Alexandre Coffre, and Bruno Podalydès’s The Sweet Escape. Thrills and seat-edge tension can be sampled in The Clearstream Affair set in the world of high-finance and politics, and The Last Diamond by Eric Barbier, a sparkling thriller in true Gallic tradition and featuring Bérénice Béjo (from The Artist). 

     

    The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun by Gainsbourg director Joann Sfar oozes style and suspense in an adaptation of Sebastien Japrisot’s crime novel and featuring Skins star Freya Mavor. Both Sfar and Mavor will accompany the film in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Carmen Maura gives an impeccable performance in Lionel Baier’s Vanity from Switzerland (a lighter look at the serious subject of dying on demand). The Swiss director who is head of the Cinema Department at Lausanne Film School, will bring a group of students for an exchange visit with counterparts from Screen Academy Scotland (Edinburgh Napier University) and supported by the cultural department of the Swiss Embassy. Jean-Paul Civeyrac tackles race and class in My Friend Victoria and Isabelle Huppert stars in Samuel Benchetrit’s wacky Macadam Stories (Cannes Film Festival special screening) from a director who grew up in a tough housing scheme.

     

    Tahar Rahim (who made his debut in A Prophet) tries to infiltrate the anarchist community in 1899 Paris in Elie Waterman’s second feature The Anarchists (in a different vein Rahim also appears in Santa Claus) while Pierre Niney (Best Actor César for Yves Saint Laurent) plays an aspiring writer in Yann Gozlan’s A Perfect Man. Louis Garrel makes his mark behind the camera and in front with Two Friends, his directorial debut which opened Cannes Critics’ Week.

     

    Stefan Liberski tackles Amélie Nothomb’s semi-autobiographical novel Tokyo Fiancée for a charming romantic comedy while Belgian compatriot Savina Dellicour delves in to a father-daughter relationship in All Cats Are Grey with Bouli Lanners. With the support of Wallonie Bruxelles both Liberski and Dellicour will be on the guest rota.

     

    In the year of its 120th anniversary the Festival celebrates the legendary studios Gaumont with new copies of Luc Besson’s The Big Blue, Henri-George Clouzot’s The Murderer Lives at 21 and Jean-Pierre Melville’s The Silence of the Sea. A milestone of silent cinema Abel Gance’s J’Accuse will receive a special screening at London’s Barbican Centre with live musical accompaniment by John Sweeney.

     

    Many of the most hotly anticipated titles in the programme have been made available through STUDIOCANAL / French Film First.

     

    Richard Mowe, Festival director and co-founder, said: “We are always pleasantly surprised by the sheer diversity of le cinéma français as reflected in our line-up. The industry remains buoyant with more ticket sales generated outside France than at home while new markets such as China give  a huge boost. French cinema is its own best ambassador. Bon festival!”

     

    The full brochure will be available shortly when www.frenchfilmfestival.org.uk will become fully active

    Press kits, Images and other press materials available online.

     

    GUESTS

    All About Them: Jerôme Bonnell (dir) and Félix Moati (act)

    The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun: Joann Sfar (dir) and Freya Mavor (act)

    Tokyo Fiancée: Stefan Liberski (dir)

    All Cats Are Grey: Savina Dellicour (dir)

    Vanity: Lionel Baier (dir)

    Family For Rent: Jean-Pierre Améris (dir)

    Standing Tall: Rod Paradot (act)

    Right Man for the Job (short): Wilfried Méance (dir), Philippe du Janerand (act)

     

    Website: frenchfilmfestival.org.uk    Twitter:@lefrenchfilmfes     Facebook: facebook.com/frenchfilmfestivaluk

     

    CONTACTS

     

    French Film Festival 

    email:info@frenchfilmfestival.org.uk

     

    Richard Mowe, director

    email: richardmowe@mac.com    Mobile: 07710 762 149 

     

    Manon Haag, press enquiries

    email: manonhaag@gmail.com    Mobile: 0044 7478 255 254 

     

     

     

     

     
     
     

     

     

     

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    Facts: - 12 competition entries from 14 coproduction countries

    - prize money total of 77.750 EUR

    - top-class international jury

     

    This has become clear over the years: it can be difficult to identify a red thread in the feature film competition of the FilmFestival Cottbus and this is by no means a bad thing. For ultimately it is this multifacetedness that provides the common ground for all twelve competition entries. The films that emerge from the cultures in Eastern Europe and tell stories about them are just as diverse as these cultures themselves, no matter whether they are arthouse auteur films or colourful and whimsical comedies. This will be as much the case as always during the festival's anniversary issue from 3 to 8 November.

     

    Fourteen different co-production countries ranging from Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and our neighbour Poland are entering the competition with their twelve feature films. A total of 77,750 euros will be awarded this year, with 42,500 euros alone going to the competitors in the feature film competition. The main award for Best Film, donated by the Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten (GWFF), will be endowed with the substantial sum of 25,000 euros in celebration of the festival's 25-year anniversary. A top-class international jury will decide who of the producers, directors and actors will be taking home one of the 'Lubina' glass sculptures in addition to the cash prizes. Five film makers from five different countries and generations will join forces in this anniversary year: Zelimir Zilnik from Serbia, Ineke Smits from the Netherlands, Andreas Kleinert from Germany, Aida Begic from Bosnia-Herzegowina and Visar Morina from Kosovo.

     

    As usual, newcomers will be found amongst the competition participants, although every now and then well-known faces also happily find their way back to Cottbus. Amongst others, Branko Schmidt, who last attended the 22nd issue of the FilmFestival Cottbus, will present his latest film IMENA VISNJE (UNGIVEN (The Names of the Cherry) | Croatia 2015), which tells the story of an elderly couple returning to their home town. The rebuilding efforts subsequent to the war take a toll on their relationship, which is largely due to his irritability and her increasing forgetfulness. With ZVIZDAN (THE HIGH SUN | Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia 2015), a project returns to Lusatia that dates back to the East-West Coproduction Market connecting cottbus in 2011. Director Dalibor Matanic explores the relationship between Serbs and Croats in recent history in three different episodes focusing on three love stories between people of different ethnicities, always played by the same actors. The film is about the impossibility of love in wartime, cautious approaching each other caught between trauma and distrust during the post-war period and ultimately about continuing with one's life without being able to forget the past. Bartek Prokopiewicz likewise explores the story of a complex relationship in CHEMO (Poland 2015). Frequently employing colourfully playful and musical-style elements, he shows in a rather atypical manner how two people unexpectedly falling in love with each other have to come to terms with the difficulties of combating cancer.

    The Polish competition entry DEMON (Poland, Israel 2015) brings to light an aspect of the past that had been swept under the carpet. The mysterious horror drama by the recently deceased director Marcin Wrona traces an unpleasant part of Polish history when the ghost of a Jewish girl takes hold of the bridegroom at a wedding.

    In the Hungarian production LIZA THE FOX FAIRY (Károly Ujj Mészáros | Hungary 2014), the eponymous heroine finds herself likewise possessed by a ghost - that of a deceased Japanese pop singer from the 1950s who out of jealousy very angrily messes around with her solitary quest for great love and stops at nothing in the process. The Slovenian comedy SISKA DELUXE (Jan Cvitkovic | 2015) carries plenty of cult potential. The three losers Mile, Fedr and Zekir decide to open a pizzeria in their neighbourhood, at first with moderate success. Owing to their unconventional concept, however, the restaurant soon becomes a cult location in the neighbourhood. The Russian New Year story LAND OF OZ (Russia 2015) by Vasily Sigarev introduces some weird characters to the silver screen: Lenka Shabadinova encounters some really strange men during her odyssey to a new job at a Moscow kiosk.

    By contrast, WEDNESDAY CHILD (Hungary, Germany 2015), the feature film début by Lili Horváth, strikes a serious chord as it follows 19-year old Maja in her battle for custody for her five-year old son, presenting a mature coming-of-age film and in-depth social background study at the same time. Family problems and complications are unearthed in FAMILY FILM (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France 2015) by Olmo Omerzu. The absence of their parents due to a South Sea vacation provides the youths at home with new freedom, yet soon also unexpected worries; this is a very different contemplation of social co-existence. HEAVENLY NOMADIC (Kyrgyzstan 2015) by Mirlan Abdykalykov provides insights into family life in the Kyrgyz steppe:

    the film captures in atmospheric nature shots the everyday life of a traditional nomadic family, tells about the ancestral myths as well as the looming shadow of rural exodus - in only one generation nothing here will be the same any more.

    And finally, FAIR PLAY (Andrea Sedlácková | Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Germany 2014) raises moral issues: How far may one go for success in sports? Set against the historical setting of Czechoslovakia during the 1980s, the film at the same time conveys the notion that an answer to this question is not always as easy as it may seem at first. The Macedonian- Kosovar production THREE DAYS IN SEPTEMBER (Darijan Pejovski | 2015) likewise raises questions that have no simple answers. Two women, who at first glance have nothing in common, meet on a train. Both harbour secrets that are gradually revealed over the course of this gripping thriller, turning them into allies.

     

    The festival is decisively sponsored by the Federal State of Brandenburg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the City of Cottbus as well as by the European Union's MEDIA - Creative Europe Programme.

     


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    The 59th BFI London Film Festival closed tonight with the European Premiere of STEVE JOBS, and announced 157,000 attendances across film screenings and events, and an additional UK-Wide audience of over 10,000.

     

    Festival Director, Clare Stewart said:“I’m very proud of what we achieved with this 59th edition of the Festival. We have had terrific filmmakers in attendance and generated significant profile for films in selection which have moved, challenged and inspired audiences. Importantly, the Festival has been rich and memorable in amplifying the focus on gender equality and diversity in the film industry at the same time as stimulating discussion about how film connects with broader creative industries. We approach the 60th edition in great shape and excited about what the future holds for filmmaking and the Festival.”

     

    Red carpet attendees included: The Opening Night Gala of SUFFRAGETTE was attended by cast Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Meryl Streep and Samuel West – the Closing Night Gala of STEVE JOBS was attended by cast Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg and Katherine Waterson – other acting talent attending the Festival red carpets included for A BIGGER SPLASH Ralph Fiennes - for BLACK MASS Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch - for BROOKLYN Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen - for CAROL Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara - for HIGH-RISE Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Elizabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando, Enzo Cilenti, Augustus Prew, Stacy Martin - for THE IDOL Mohammed Assaf - for THE LADY IN THE VAN Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Alan Bennett - for THE LOBSTER Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed, Michael Smiley - for THE PROGRAM Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd - for ROOM Brie Larson - for SUNSET SONG Agness Deyn, Peter Mullan - for TRUMBO Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - for TRUTH Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, and for YOUTH Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Paloma Faith

     

    Directors attending Galas, Special Presentations and films in Official Competition included: Lenny Abrahamson, Hany Abu-Assad, Sean Baker, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, Danny Boyle, Esther May Campbell, Scott Cooper, John Crowley, Jonás Cuarón, Terence Davies, Stephen Frears, Cary Fukanaga, Sarah Gavron, Luca Guadagnino, Davis Guggenheim, Lucile Hadžihalilović, Todd Haynes, Nicholas Hytner, Yorgos Lanthimos, Guy Maddin, Deepa Mehta, László Nemes, Jerzy Skolimowski, Simon Stone, Ondi Timoner, Johnnie To, Athina Rachel Tsangari, James Vanderbilt, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ben Wheatley and S. Graig Zahler – they were among the 743 directors and filmmakers presenting their work across the LFF programme over half of which came from international territories.

     

     

    At the annual BFI London Film Festival Award last night the LFF competition winners announced were:

    CHEVALIER - Athina Rachel Tsangari, won Best Film Award

    The Witch - Robert Eggers, won Sutherland Award (Best First Feature)

    SHERPA - Jennifer Peedom, won Grierson Award (Best Documentary)

    AN OLD DOG’S DIARY - Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, won Best Short Film Award

    In a year when the Festival focused attention on women in film, three of the 4 awards comprising the LFF competition sections were won by films directed by women.

    This year the BFI Fellowship was received by Academy Award®-winning actress Cate Blanchett, and presented by Ian McKellen, the Fellowship is the highest accolade the BFI can bestow.

     

    Declared as the year of the strong woman, LFF 2015 welcomed Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis who delivered the Keynote address at the Global Symposium on Gender in Media, hosted by the LFF in collaboration with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Women in Film and Television (WFTV).

     

    Insightful Screen Talks were given by international leading lights of film including celebrated directors, actors and industry professionals: Geena Davis, Walter Salles & Jia Zhangke, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Rosenthal, Todd Haynes and Paolo Sorrentino.

     

    This year’s new LFF Connects series of thought-provoking high-impact talks exploring the future of film and how film engages with other creative industries featured the innovative iconoclasts: Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean for LFF Connects: Film - Guy Maddin for LFF Connects: Art Louis Theroux with Simon Chinn for LFF Connects: TV - Chris Milk for LFF Connects: Creative Technologies - Alistair Hope for LFF Connects: Games and Laurie Anderson for LFF Connects: Performance/Music.

     

    Over 10,000 people across the UK attended simultaneous screenings of Opening Night film SUFFRAGETTE and the Closing Night film STEVE JOBS, as part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to put the UK audience at the heart of the Festival-going experience.  While the Opening Night red carpet action live streamed online, was viewed by over 6,000 fans.

     

    The Surprise Film was the highly anticipated ANOMALISA from co-directors Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman who attended an audience Q+A with actor David Thewlis.


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    Denver Film Festival sets Anomalisa for Opening Night, Where to Invade Next for Centerpiece, Carol for the Red Carpet Matinee and 

    Coming Through the Rye for Closing Night 

     

     The Denver Film Festival (DFF) announced today its full lineup, including Red Carpet and Special Presentations. The Festival attracts nearly 58,000 filmgoers and is widely recognized as the Rocky Mountain Region's premier film event. This year's program boasts more than 250 films, representing 39 countries. The complete lineup of films for the 38th edition, which runs November 4-15, is available at the newly redesigned denverfilm.org/festival.

     

    The Denver Film Festival opens Wednesday, November 4 with Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman's (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) first stop-motion film. Michael Moore's latest documentary, Where to Invade Next, will hold Centerpiece on November 6. Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, will be featured as the Red Carpet Matinee. James Sadwith's first feature, Coming Through the Rye will close out the festival on November 14.

     

    "This year's Red Carpet Presentations represent four unique voices in cinema," said Festival Director Britta Erickson. "From the ingenious mind of Charlie Kaufman, to the ever challenging viewpoint of Michael Moore; from the stunning Oscar-worthy performances in Carol, to the cinematic ode to The Catcher in the Rye, the Denver Film Festival's Red Carpet premieres offer a chance for audiences to truly be swept away by the magic of film."

     

    DFF Special Presentations include: The Boat Builder, Brooklyn, Hitchcock/Truffaut, I Saw the Light, The Lady in the Van, Mediterranea, Mia Madre, My All American, Son of Saul, Suffragette, and Youth (from 2013 Maria & Tommaso Maglione Italian Filmmaker Award and Academy Award® Winner, Paolo Sorrentino).

     

    Red Carpet Presentations will take place at the Elle Caulkins Opera House. Special Presentations and regular screenings will take place at the Sie FilmCenter and the UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15.

     

    TICKET & PRESS INFORMATION

     

    Individual tickets will go on sale to DFS members on Wednesday, October 21 and to the general public on Friday, October 23. Regular screening tickets will cost $12 DFS member/$15.00 non-member, Special Presentation tickets $14 DFS Member / $17 Non Member.

     

    Red Carpet packages start at $60 and are on sale online at denverfilm.org or at the DFF main box office location at the Sie FilmCenter (2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206).  Red Carpet Packages go off sale on November 4 at 8pm.

     

    DFF Patron Packages are currently available. Click here for levels and benefits and contact Brittany Heath to purchase at 303.595.3456 ext. 229 or patrons@denverfilm.org.

     

    Press accreditation is now open and closes on Tuesday, October 20. Complete details on how to apply will be available at www.denverfilm.org/festival.

     

    To keep up to date with the Denver Film Festival on social media: like the DFF Facebook (Facebook.com/DenverFilmFestival) page, follow @DenverFilm on Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtag: #DFF38.

     

    RED CARPETS

     

    OPENING NIGHT

    Anomalisa ­- (DIRECTOR: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson PRODUCER: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, Rosa Tran WRITER: Charlie Kaufman CAST: Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan) - Modern-day cinematic Kafka Charlie Kaufman's latest outing delves into the not-so-mundane reality of a motivational speaker who finds himself afflicted with a schizophrenic delusion that everyone around him is the same tormentor in different disguises. Think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-with puppets.

    Wed Nov 4, 8:00pm, Ellie Caulkins Opera House 

     

    CENTERPIECE

    Where to Invade Next ­- (DIRECTOR: Michael Moore PRODUCER: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin, Michael Moore) - Academy Award-winning director and consummate provocateur Michael Moore "invades" a host of European countries, observing the ways they deal with their social and economic ills, and brings home a refreshingly optimistic plan for America's future. This humorous and poignant documentary is sure to get the nation talking.

    Fri Nov 6, 8:00pm, Ellie Caulkins Opera House

     

    RED CARPET MATINEE

    Carol ­- (DIRECTOR: Todd Haynes PRODUCER: Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Christine Vachon WRITER: Phyllis Nagy CAST: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Cory Michael Smith, Carrie Brownstein, Jake Lacy) - Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, DFF25) directed this adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel, filmed in Super 16, about a love that, in the 1950s, dared not speak its name. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara play two women facing the devastating social consequences of their illicit affair.

    Sat Nov 14 at 2:30pm, Ellie Caulkins Opera House 

     

    CLOSING NIGHT

    Coming Through the Rye ­- (DIRECTOR: James Sadwith PRODUCER: James Sadwith, Teddy Grennan, Stan Erdreich WRITER: James Sadwith CAST: Alex Wolff, Stefania Owen, Chris Cooper) - Jamie Schwartz is having a bad senior year, but he believes things will turn around if he can get J.D. Salinger's permission to perform his theatrical adaptation of The Catcher in the Rye at school. So begins his journey of discovery in this smart coming-of-age story set in 1969.

    Sat Nov 14, 8:00pm, Ellie Caulkins Opera House 

     

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

     

    The Boat Builder

    A grumpy old sailor (Christopher Lloyd) wants only to finish building his boat so he can set out to sea. But from local officials to a troubled foster kid, the world keeps intervening to test his determination to make something of his golden years in this gentle dramatic comedy.

    Fri Nov 13, 6:30pm, UA Pavilions

    Sat Nov 14, 11:00am, UA Pavilions

     

    Brooklyn

    Ellis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant, sets off for 1950s Brooklyn to chase the American Dream. Struggling to find her place, she meets a young Italian man who renews her zest for love and life. But when family tragedy strikes, she must choose between two homelands in this deep romance.

    Thu Nov 5, 6:30pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Hitchcock/Truffaut

    Film historian Kent Jones brings together top directors-including Scorsese, Linklater, and Fincher-to talk about the groundbreaking series of interviews François Truffaut conducted with Alfred Hitchcock in 1962 for a book project that helped establish the man he considered the world's best filmmaker as a true auteur.

    Sat Nov 14, 7:00pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    I Saw the Light

    Named for one of his signature tunes, this biopic paints a warts-and-all portrait of legendary country-music artist Hank Williams (convincingly played by British actor Tom Hiddleston), whose meteoric rise to fame stood in contrast to the addictions and marital woes that shaped his turbulent and tragically short life.

    Fri Nov 13, 9:30pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    The Lady in the Van

    Legendary actress Maggie Smith is delightfully cantankerous as the real-life homeless woman who took up residence in the driveway of British playwright Alan Bennett-for 15 years. Based on Bennett's memoir and play, it's a funny, poignant crowd-pleaser about the meeting of eccentric minds.

    Sun Nov 15, 2:00pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Mediterranea

    Featuring authentic, nuanced performances by nonprofessional actors, Jonas Carpignano's neo-realist, documentary-style debut feature paints a powerful portrait of Ayiva and Abas-two friends who make a harrowing journey from Burkina Faso to Italy in search of a better life-and puts a human face on the global migrant crisis.

    Thu Nov 5, 9:00pm, Sie FilmCenter

    Wed Nov 11, 6:45pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Mia Madre

    Italian master Nanni Moretti returns to semiautobiographical ground in this intimate dramatic comedy about a female director nearing an emotional breakdown as her beloved mother lies dying in a hospital, her relationship falls apart, and the lead actor on her latest film (a terrific John Turturro) proves an over-the-top handful.

    Thu Nov 12, 7:00pm, Sie FilmCenter

    Fri Nov 13, 4:15pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    My All American

    What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Though small, he's got enough fight in him to catch the eye of none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart), and soon enough, he's off to Austin with his loving high-school sweetheart Linda (Sarah Bolger, also appearing this year in Emelie) with a scholarship to play for the Longhorns. His grueling practice schedule pays off all season-but just as the team is reveling in a triumph, Freddie suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest challenge he will ever face. From the writer of Hoosiers and Rudy, My All American tells the true story of a boy with the heart of a champion.

    Tue Nov 10, 6:45pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Son of Saul (Saul fia)

    Hungarian newcomer Lázsló Nemes won the Grand Prix at Cannes for this harrowing Holocaust drama. Prisoner Saul Auslander works as a Sonderkommando, forced to participate in post-extermination cleanup rituals. Encountering the body of a boy he believes is his son, he risks everything to give the child a proper burial.

    Mon Nov 9, 6:30pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Suffragette

    A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

    Wed Nov 4, 7:30pm, UA Pavilions

     

    Youth

    Celebrated Italian writer/director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, DFF36) brings his exquisite Fellini-esque artistry to bear on this poignant comedy about two highly accomplished friends (beautifully played by Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel) who meet at a Swiss spa to talk about how their lives and creative careers are unfolding.

    Fri Nov 6, 7:15pm, Sie FilmCenter

    Wed Nov 11, 9:15pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    PANELS

     

    Based on a True Story Panel

    This fall, we've seen or will see dramas such as Truth, the story of what transpired after CBS aired a 60 Minutes report on President George W. Bush's military record in 2004; Steve Jobs, a look at the backstage machinations that preceded the launch of three pivotal Apple products; and Spotlight, which examines how The Boston Globe exposed a child-molestation scandal within the Boston Archdiocese. Moderated by film critic Robert Denerstein, this panel will examine the differences between journalistic truth and dramatic truth. We'll pose the question: can the dramatization of real events and the portrayal of real people in movies ever be truly accurate? And while both types of truth have their place, which has the more powerful influence on a culture besieged by information? Our guests will take on these topics in what promises to be a lively, provocative discussion that analyzes what's meant by five words familiar to all moviegoers: "Based on a true story."

    Sat Nov 7, 12:00pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Creative Conversation: From Beginning to End

    In this conversation, moderator Robert Denerstein will talk with writer/directors Josh C. Waller and Joseph Wartnerchaney. Each of these filmmakers was responsible for every stage in the development of their respective projects, both of which are screening in the festival. In Waller's thriller Camino, a photojournalist documents a horrific act that leads her on the run for her life in the Columbian jungle; Wartnerchaney's Decay is a ghost story about a young man who forms a most unusual friendship. More will be revealed at our discussion, which will focus on the challenges of writing a genre-based screenplay before shifting to the pressures of the director's chair.

    Thu Nov 12, 6:45pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Creative Conversations: A Master of Movie Magic

    Special-effects wizard Ed Kramer has worked on such blockbusters as the Star Wars franchise and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006). He has received four Oscar nominations for his efforts on Twister, The Perfect Storm, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Along the way, he has inspired fear, awe, and wonder in moviegoers of all ages; they may not know his name, but they know his brilliance. A clips package will supplement film critic Robert Denerstein's interview with Kramer, focused on exploring the artistry involved in making us believe in the impossible.

    Wed Nov 11, 7:00pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Discovering the Master Panel

    Taking his cue from Francois Truffaut's 1966 landmark book, Cinema According to Alfred Hitchcock, director Kent Jones has made a documentary in which various directors-Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Olivier Assayas, Martin Scorsese, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa among them-talk about the work of the auteur known affectionately as Hitch. While Hitchcock/Truffaut screens at this year's festival, our panelists will join moderator Robert Denerstein for a penetrating discussion about how Hitchcock came to be recognized as the Master of Suspense and why films such as The Birds and Vertigo continue to resonate in pop culture and the art world alike.

    Sun Nov 15, 11:30am, Sie FilmCenter

     

    One on One with Zoë Bell

    Join Robert Denerstein for a one-on-one conversation with actress Zoë Bell. The recipient of a Rising Star Award at DFF35, Ms. Bell stars in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming The Hateful Eight as well as this year's festival selection Camino; this discussion will center on her transition from stuntwoman to leading lady as well as her experience working in both the studio system and the world of independent filmmaking.

    Sat Nov 14, 9:30pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    These Things Matter Podcast

    These Things Matter is the brainchild of stand-up comedian Kevin O'Brien and former theatrical director- and future DJ to the stars-Taylor Gonda. Their popular podcast is built on the concept of High Fidelityism, which holds that pop culture can change your life. Join us for an aural journey of discovery into the hearts and minds of the creative community: no reference is too obscure, no genre too high-falutin,' as Kevin and Taylor lead guest filmmakers in a lively and hilarious conversation about what makes them tick.

    Sun Nov 8, 9:00pm, Sie FilmCenter

     

    Women+Film Panel: Photojournalism

    A picture can speak a thousand words-and when that picture is taken by a professional photographer to capture a subject ripped from the headlines, it can change the world. FRAME BY FRAME, a new documentary by Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach, ventures into the war-torn country of Afghanistan to tell the stories of the photojournalists leading the media renaissance that's been taking place in the country since the Taliban-imposed ban on taking pictures was lifted. Along with local experts, Ms. Bombach will be on hand for a wide-ranging discussion that touches on both the power of the image and the way newfound freedom for the press in a historically oppressive society empowers women.

    Sat Nov 14, 11:45am, Sie FilmCenter

     

    COLORADO FILMS

     

    Feature Films:

    The Boat Builder, Directed by Arnold Grossman

    Decay, Directed by Joseph Wartnerchaney

    The Rider & The Wolf, Directed by Nathan Ward

     

    Short Films:

    Actual Case History, Directed by Tony Gault

    Blue Streets, Directed by Vincent Jaramillo

    Copper , Directed by AJ Oscarson

    Eddie, Directed by Andrew Arkis

    From Australia With Lov3, Directed by Daniel Gibb

    Molten, Directed by Calvin Snead

    Mt. Molehill, Directed by Jesse Stewart

    The Neighbours Project, Directed by Dylan Burr

    One & One is Twelve, Directed by Ryan Ferlic

    The One You're With, Directed by Tony Shawcross

    Overcoming Dyslexia, Directed by Luke Austin, Kelly Spencer

    Pattern for Survival, Directed by Kelly Sears

    Phase Me Up, Directed by Adrian Bishop

    SIDESHOW OF THE ABSURD, Directed by Tina DiFeliciantonio, Jane C. Wagner

    Spinsters, Directed by Stranger Studios

     

    Music Videos:

    The Blue Rider - Year of the Horse, Directed by Rett Rogers

    Dani Cichon - Brother Death, Directed by Christopher Dodge

    Force Publique - Excess, Directed by Cassie Graves, James Wayne

    Ian Cooke - Epilogue, Directed by Rusty Corbit

    Ivory Drive - In Dark, Directed by Van Wampler, Parker Rice

    Munk - Kitchen Call (Daniel Avery Remix), Directed by Shannon W. Kelly, Christine Buchsbaum

    My Body Sings Electric - Oceancrest, Directed by Kyle Woodiel

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B., Directed by Greg Barnes

    Pink Hawks - Taste Your Medicine, Directed by Leighton Peterson

    Poli High, Directed by Rich Weimer

    Shady Elders - The Night Air, Directed by Lindsay Lindenbaum

    Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - The Breath and the Glow, Directed by Matthew Brown

    Stay - The Morning Light Fades, Directed by Dillon Novak

    The Survivors, Directed by Eric Nichols

    The River is Moving, Directed by Gio Toninelo

    Trout Steak Revival - Brighter Every Day, Directed by Laura Goldhamer

    Valley Maker - Only Friend, Directed by Joseph Kolean

    Wheelchair Sports Camp - Mary Had a Little Band, Directed by Greg Carr

     

    REEL SOCIAL CLUB

     

    Creative Control

    While testing out a Google Glass-like reality-augmenting device, an ad exec develops a fixation on someone else's girlfriend-or rather her simulacrum. David's increasing preference for technology over human interaction portends irreversible damage to his relationships and his grasp on reality in this postmodern fable.

    Fri Nov 13, 6:45pm, Sie FilmCenter

    Followed by Reel Social Club Party 9:30pm, Galvanize

    Sat Nov 14, 4:30pm

     

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    23rd edition of French Film Festival UK unveils line-up

     

    The UK’s only country-wide celebration of French and francophone cinema expands its horizons even further this year with more leading independent cinemas on board and a programme (from 5 November to 13 December) that embraces Cannes award-winners, classic masterpieces, a celebration of Gaumont (the world’s oldest film company), new talents, student exchanges, schools screenings and a panoply of guests.

     

    Besides its main venues in London (Ciné Lumiere and Barbican), Edinburgh (Filmhouse and Dominion) and Glasgow (GFT) the French Film Festival UK with the support of Institut français and Creative Scotland will organise screenings in Newcastle, Warwick, Leeds, Hereford, and Belfast as well as Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Kirkcaldy and Hawick.

     

    The 23rd edition opens at Ciné Lumière on 5 November with Jerôme Bonnell’s sixth feature All About Them (A trois on y va!), a fresh twist on a youthful menage à trois, in the presence of the director, and actor Félix Moati. The film, to be distributed through Swipe, will also show in Edinburgh (6), Glasgow (7) and Leeds (8) with the director in attendance as well as Hereford and Inverness.

     

    Other headline titles include Vincent Lindon inciting passion in Léa Seydoux’s servant girl in Benoît Jacquot’s Diary of a Chambermaid (already brought to the screen by Luis Bunuel and Jean Renoir). Post-Nouvelle Vague director Philippe Garrel puts infidelity into sharp focus in In the Shadow of Women (opening film in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight) while Maiwenn looks at the tempestuous marriage between two Parisians played by Emmanuelle Bercot (Cannes shared best actress award) and Vincent Cassel in My King. Bercot goes behind the camera for Standing Tall (opening film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival) in which the redoubtable Catherine Deneuve plays a magistrate entangled with the troubles of a youngster (newcomer Rod Paradot who is scheduled to appear).

     

     A couple who renounce so-called civilisation (Céline Sallette and Matthieu Kassovitz) give another slant to conjugal living in Wild Life by Cédric Kahn. Besides his outing in Benoît Jacquot’s film Vincent Lindon also can be found in The Measure of a Man (a role which gained him a Cannes Best Actor accolade) for his portrayal of an ordinary man faced with impossible circumstances in a title due for release by New Wave. 

     

    There are feel-good treats in Jean-Pierre Améris’s Family for Rent (the director will open the Festival in Aberdeen on 20 November), Memories from Jean-Paul Rouve, Microbe & Gasoline by Michel Gondry, Santa Claus by Alexandre Coffre, and Bruno Podalydès’s The Sweet Escape. Thrills and seat-edge tension can be sampled in The Clearstream Affair set in the world of high-finance and politics, and The Last Diamond by Eric Barbier, a sparkling thriller in true Gallic tradition and featuring Bérénice Béjo (from The Artist). 

     

    The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun by Gainsbourg director Joann Sfar oozes style and suspense in an adaptation of Sebastien Japrisot’s crime novel and featuring Skins star Freya Mavor. Both Sfar and Mavor will accompany the film in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Carmen Maura gives an impeccable performance in Lionel Baier’s Vanity from Switzerland (a lighter look at the serious subject of dying on demand). The Swiss director who is head of the Cinema Department at Lausanne Film School, will bring a group of students for an exchange visit with counterparts from Screen Academy Scotland (Edinburgh Napier University) and supported by the cultural department of the Swiss Embassy. Jean-Paul Civeyrac tackles race and class in My Friend Victoria and Isabelle Huppert stars in Samuel Benchetrit’s wacky Macadam Stories (Cannes Film Festival special screening) from a director who grew up in a tough housing scheme.

     

    Tahar Rahim (who made his debut in A Prophet) tries to infiltrate the anarchist community in 1899 Paris in Elie Waterman’s second feature The Anarchists (in a different vein Rahim also appears in Santa Claus) while Pierre Niney (Best Actor César for Yves Saint Laurent) plays an aspiring writer in Yann Gozlan’s A Perfect Man. Louis Garrel makes his mark behind the camera and in front with Two Friends, his directorial debut which opened Cannes Critics’ Week.

     

    Stefan Liberski tackles Amélie Nothomb’s semi-autobiographical novel Tokyo Fiancée for a charming romantic comedy while Belgian compatriot Savina Dellicour delves in to a father-daughter relationship in All Cats Are Grey with Bouli Lanners. With the support of Wallonie Bruxelles both Liberski and Dellicour will be on the guest rota.

     

    In the year of its 120th anniversary the Festival celebrates the legendary studios Gaumont with new copies of Luc Besson’s The Big Blue, Henri-George Clouzot’s The Murderer Lives at 21 and Jean-Pierre Melville’s The Silence of the Sea. A milestone of silent cinema Abel Gance’s J’Accuse will receive a special screening at London’s Barbican Centre with live musical accompaniment by John Sweeney.

     

    Many of the most hotly anticipated titles in the programme have been made available through STUDIOCANAL / French Film First.

     

    Richard Mowe, Festival director and co-founder, said: “We are always pleasantly surprised by the sheer diversity of le cinéma français as reflected in our line-up. The industry remains buoyant with more ticket sales generated outside France than at home while new markets such as China give  a huge boost. French cinema is its own best ambassador. Bon festival!”

     

    The full brochure will be available shortly when www.frenchfilmfestival.org.uk will become fully active

    Press kits, Images and other press materials available online.

     

    GUESTS

    All About Them: Jerôme Bonnell (dir) and Félix Moati (act)

    The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun: Joann Sfar (dir) and Freya Mavor (act)

    Tokyo Fiancée: Stefan Liberski (dir)

    All Cats Are Grey: Savina Dellicour (dir)

    Vanity: Lionel Baier (dir)

    Family For Rent: Jean-Pierre Améris (dir)

    Standing Tall: Rod Paradot (act)

    Right Man for the Job (short): Wilfried Méance (dir), Philippe du Janerand (act)

     

    Website: frenchfilmfestival.org.uk    Twitter:@lefrenchfilmfes     Facebook: facebook.com/frenchfilmfestivaluk

     

     
     
     


     


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    61 premieres

     

    More than 250 short and feature length films from 52 countries have been selected for the 28th edition of exground filmfest (13 – 22 November 2015). In addition to the traditional sections and competitions numerous special events complete the diverse programme. Please find the full programme here. By the end of October the complete programme will also be available online.

     

    EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE PINK

    THE MIDNIGHT SWIM

     

    An abundance of premieres at exground filmfest 

    With eight world premieres, two international, three European and 48 German premieres exground filmfest once again presents a great variety of indie films on the big screen.

    In the section American Independents Roni Ezra's feature film debut EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE PINK will have its world premiere on November 18 at 8 pm at Murnau Filmtheater. An emotional portrait, EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE PINK combines the stories of three women in New York looking for love. After the screening Roni Ezra and producer Christina Pastor will be available for a Q&A.

    In Sarah Adina Smith’s THE MIDNIGHT SWIM three sisters return home after their mother's disappearance in Spirit Lake. But when the sisters jokingly summon a local ghost, their relationship begins to unravel and they find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the true mystery of the lake. Lead actress Jennifer Lafleur will be present for the German premiere on  November 21 at 8 pm in Murnau Filmtheater.

     

    FOREVER

    ANEMISTIRAS

     

    The programme section Fokus, with Greece as this year’s country in focus, features a total of four German premieres. In FOREVER two lonely souls meet in Athens. Director Margarita Manda carefully examines the question whether there is hope for their love in this wonderful ode to cinema. Manda is expected to attend the premiere on November 21 at 6 pm at the Murnau Filmtheater. Dimitris Bitos’ directing debut ANEMISTIRAS shows to what lengths a daughter is willing to go in order to end her parents' constant fighting.

    The programme section International offers two European premieres: the Luxembourg film NEVER DIE YOUNG by Pol Cruchten tells the real-life and tragic story of drug addict Guido Peters. The script to this remarkable portrait was written in collaboration with Daniel Kehlmann – actor August Diehl is one of the voice-overs narrating the story. In UN-WISHED directed by Borzo Niknejad from Iran unexpected situations cause the belief principles of a religious man to totter. A beautifully shot road-movie about humanity – and the power of love.

     

    NEVER DIE YOUNG

    BARASH

     

    Once again the festival devotes a programme section to a younger audience with the exground youth days. In the Israeli film BARASH the world of 17 year-old Na'ama is turned upside down through the love for the new girl at school. Michal Vinik's film also has its German premiere in Wiesbaden and competes with six other feature length films for the awards of the International Youthfilm Competition. 

     

     

     

    Competitions and Awards
    In the five competitions of exground filmfest cash and non-cash prizes worth 17.600 euros will be awarded:

    German Short film Competition
    3.000 EUR (1. prize), funded by the state capital of Wiesbaden
    2.000 EUR (2. prize), funded by Magenta TV production company
    1.000 EUR  (3. prize), funded by the state capital of Wiesbaden
    non-cash prize: film equipment rental worth 2.000 EUR, funded by Pille film equipment rental
    non-cash prize: „Post Production Color Grading Special inclusive colorist“ worth 1.500 EUR  funded by Magenta TV production company

    International Short film Competition
    1.500 EUR, funded by the circle of exground friends

    Wiesbaden-Special – Short film Competition
    500 EUR, funded by Wiesbadener Kurier
    non-cash prize: „Filmsound Special“ worth 2.000 EUR, funded by sound lab klangBezirk

    youth days – International Youth film Competition
    2.500 EUR jury award, funded by the state capital of Wiesbaden
    1.000 EUR audience award, funded by the state capital of Wiesbaden

    Wiesbadener Youth film Competition
    450 EUR (1. prize), funded by the Hessian State Centre for Civic Education 
    gift voucher for 150 EUR (2. prize), funded by Apple store ergo sum
    Once again the festival devotes a programme section to a younger audience with the exground youth days. In the Israeli film BARASH the world of 17 year-old Na'ama is turned upside down through the love for the new girl at school. Michal Vinik's film also has its German premiere in Wiesbaden and competes with six other feature length films for the awards of the International Youthfilm Competition. 

     


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    Today we announce the program of the 26th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival. More than 190 films from over 70 countries will be screened during the festival November 11-22.

    - We are proud to present this year’s program filled with quality films from all around the world. News of this year is the new filmsection Stockholm Impact Award, and the best documentary film will be awarded. It is also the first time we have a greater number of women than men competing for the Bronze Horse. We can also announce that the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will visit Stockholm for the first time, says Git Scheynius, festival director Stockholm Film Festival.

    Stockholm Film Festival inaugurates with Jonas Carpignano’s film Mediterranea (2015). The middle film is Louder Than Bombs by Joachim Trier,  starring Isabelle Huppert as one of the main characters. Carol, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, closes the festival. Carol has also been chosen for the festival poster. 

    Tickets are for sale starting today, Tuesday October 20, 12 pm exclusively for members.

    The Festival Centre at Kulturhuset and Gallerian, Stockholm, opens respectively on October 21st and November 2nd.

    Click to view the program

    Ai Weiwei visits Stockholm Film Festival 
    Stockholm Impact Award will be awarded for the first time during Stockholm International Film Festival in November, with Ai Weiwei as the jury’s chairman. 
    files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/151020_Ai_Weiwei_Eng.pdf

    Ellen Burstyn receives Stockholm Achievement Award 2015
    files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/151020_ACHIEVEMENT_ENG.pdf

    Yorgos Lanthimos receives Stockholm Visionary Award 2015
    files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/151020_Visionary_Award_eng.pdf

    Stephen Frears receives Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
    http://files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/150916PM%20Lifetime%20Eng.pdf

    Talented actors nominated for Stockholm Rising Star Award
    Actors such as Alicia Vikander and Adam Lundgren have previously received Stockholm Rising Star Award. Read more about this year’s nominees.
    files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/151020_Rising_Star_Eng.pdf

    Attending Stockholm International Film Festival 2015
    files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/151020_Attending.pdf

    The finalists of 1 km film
    files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/151020_1_Km_Eng.pdf

    World premiere of the Feature Film Award winner Fia Sandlund’s She’s Wild Again Tonight 
    files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/151020_Langfilmsstipendiet_ENG.pdf

    Stockholm Film Festival streams films in Telia’s digital TV-service and Play+
    Read more about this year’s Festival on Demand films competing  for Telia Film Award 
    files.stockholmfilmfestival.se/press/releaser/2015/eng/151020_Telia_Award_eng.pdf


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    Surnai Theatre presents IBSEN FESTIVAL - Season 2. The festival is dedicated to Henrik Ibsen's plays which will be staged in Marathi, Malayalam, Hindi and English. It will begin on 24th October and will run till 26th October 2015 at the NCPA Experimental and Tata theatres. All three well-known and experienced directors of these productions will also participate in a seminar on 26th October, which is open to all on a first come, first serve basis. 

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    Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival will bring together an eclectic mix of special guests in Launceston this November 4th - 8th for a series of ticketed and free discussions.

     

    Dayne Pratzky, the famous anti-fracking activist a.k.a the Frackman; Paul Barclay, the Radio National program host and Walkley Award winner; Robert Woolfe, the creative behind MadeOpen, a social network for social good; and Her Excellency Mrs Annemike Ruigok, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Australia, are just a few of the individuals attending the Festival.


    “After searching the world’s best international film festivals, we’ve gathered a breathtaking selection of cinema,” said Festival director Owen Tilbury. “And this year we have an equally as exciting troupe of film industry professionals and cinephiles joining us for the adventure.”

     

    “Whilst BOFA is first and foremost about relishing the pleasure of watching great cinema, it’s also about action,” said Tilbury. “Our guests will be actively participating in action sessions and panel discussions where we can all tackle big and important issues surrounding modern cinema.”

     

    From the interactive master class, ‘Maximising Impact and Money for Indie Films’, which details the best practices for indie filmmakers, to ‘In Conversation with Paul Barclay’, where the potential for film to combat domestic violence and initiate social change will be discussed, the Festival will cover a vast array of topics.

     

    A particular highlight this year will be the ‘Big Picture Discussion’, where industry professionals will discuss how we can ethically support developing countries in the light of reducing aid.


    The ‘Creating Community Change’ and ‘Creating Innovative Regions’ action sessions will also encourage young innovators to start thinking about their creative pursuits as vehicles for change, and explain how to transform an idea into action.

     

    Special guests include:

     

     

    • Joana Hayter and Gina Olivieri, will be joining Mrs Annemike Ruigrokfor the ‘Big Picture Discussion.’ Hayter is the CEO of International Women’s Development Agency, and Olivieri is the Grassroots Engagement Manager of RESULTS Australia Inc.
    • Karl Mattingly, will speak at BOFA’s Innovative Tasmania Awards. Mattingly is a partner at investment management company Slow Capital, and will discuss the importance of fostering growth and entrepreneurship in Tasmania.
    • David Doepel, will present at the ‘Maximizing Impact and Money for Indie Films’ master class. Doepel is managing director of Leap Frog Films and TUGG Australia and NZ.
    • Andrea Ulbrick, will present at the ‘Maximizing Impact and Money for Indie Films’ master class. Ulbrick is the Commissioning Editor of the ABC TV Factual and will discuss new forms of film distribution including cinema on demand, event screenings and direct fan distribution.
    • Mike Hill, will be a joint presenter with Ulbrick. Hill is CEO of Moonshine Agency, a content creation company specializing in film and video production, photography, and digital communications.
    • Richard Harris, will also be speaking at the ‘Maximizing Impact and Money for Indie Films’ master class. Harris is the Head of Business and Audience, Screen Australia and will be discussing new opportunities and challenges for contemporary filmmakers and why the old system is disintegrating.
    • Rebecca Barry, will also be speaking at the ‘Maximizing Impact and Money for Indie Films’ master class. Barry is the director of Media Stockade and will be explaining how planning and strategy can maximize a filmmaker’s impact and ensure the best work is made despite money restraints. 
    • Malinda Wink, will join Barry at the master class. Wink is the executive director of GoodPitch Australia, which brings together filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, potential corporate and brand partners, broadcasters and media with leading social issues — to forge powerful alliances around-ground breaking films.
    • Bill Lark, will be the keynote speaker at the ‘Sharing the Bounty’ action session.  Lark is the owner of the world famous whiskey company, Lark distillery.  The ‘Sharing the Bounty’ session will consider how we can innovate and share our food system with those most in need of it locally and globally.
    • Music icon Mick Thomas will be playing with his band The Roving Commission at the official Red Carpet After Party following the premiere of Death Or Liberty.Thomas wrote the soundtrack for Death Or Liberty.
    • Steve Thomas and Craig Dow-Sainter will also attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Death or Liberty. Thomas directed the film and Dow-Sainter was the producer.
    • Richard Todd will attend the Frackman opening night screening. Todd is co-director of the film.
    • Natalie Henessey and Grant Henessey will attend the premiere of their film Sweet Running Machines. The pair are co-directors of the film and Tasmanian locals.
    • Roger Scholes, will attend the screening of The Tale of Ruby Rose, the Tasmanian Retrospective Film for 2015. Scholes is the film’s director and also a local.

     

    • Partho Sen-Gupta, will attend the screening of Sunrise. Sen-Gupta is the director.
    • Danny Youd will attend the world premiere of The Grey Areas.Youd is the director.

    With this array of respected guests in attendance – BOFA 2015 is an event that all film buffs, lovers of the arts, advocators of social change and emerging filmmakers should mark on their calendar. It’s sure to be more than a ‘breath of fresh air!’


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    Discover 'Festival Forward' the new gathering and networking opportunity for festival organizers 

    Santa Barbara November 22 - 24, 2015: 
    Addressing cutting-edge technology, sustainability, innovation, safety & collaboration... FestForward Convergence is a one-of-a-kind interactive conference and networking event for music, film, food + wine + beer festival organizers...

    The conference Agenda : ​​​​Sunday November 22 10:30-11:45 AM Registration & FestForward Convergence...  

    Filmfestivals.com partnered with FEST forward to get festival directors a 15% discount, on registration use the code Bruno15.  Email us to receive a free ad to boost your submission valued  200$.

     
    Please check our AFM dailies and let us know if you want to know more or reserve a spot for your film in the next AFM IN FOCUS NEWSLETTER 
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    AFM announcing 70 new sellers for this year’s market

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    Pawparazzi Film Festival  January 23

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    Late Deadline January 5, 2016

    Hosted by Pets in the City Magazine and Best Friends Animal Society, the PAWPARAZZI film festival coincides with the nearby Park City area Sundance film festival. PAWPARAZZI film festival is international and it is open to amateurs and professionals alike. The PAWPARAZZI Film Festival is for all species of animals large and small. The films are to provide a venue for People to protect and save animals as well as to celebrate the joy that animals bring to our lives. Submit your short films of ten minutes or less to the following categories:

    • Drama 
    • Comedy 
    • Animation 
    • Documentary/Advocacy 
    • Youth/Student

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    Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 20th - 23rd 2016. 

    Submissions close january 1st, 2016
     

    Myrtle Beach International Film Festival. Ranked one of the top 25 film festivals in the World worth the submission by Movie Maker Magazine. Ranked one of the best by Film International. MBIFF billed as "The East Coast's answer to the Sundance Film Festival" is in the call for entry stage which will end January 1st 2016. 

    Myrtle Beach International Film Festival is open to all projects, with a special "Anything Goes" catagory. We are a truely independent film festival. MBIFF also has a budget category, so a film with a 10 thousand dollar budget does not compete against a project with a 10 million dollar budget (with the exception of the overall winner). 

    The 11th annual MBIFF will take place April 20th - 23rd 2016.   

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    New York Festival's World's Best Television & Films April 16, 2016

    Deadline October 15, 2015

    New York Festival's World's Best TV & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Dedicated to both the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today's global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent: Animation, Comedy, Corporate, Drama, Documentary, Feature Films, Movie Trailers, Music Videos, News, Promos, Reality TV Drama, Sports, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress, Special Event, Innovation, Technical Production Team, CSR, Best Screenplay, Video Art, and Best Host.

    Submit by October 15

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    Animaze 2016 Montreal International Animation Film Festival June 2 -5, 2016

    Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
    All genres and forms are welcome.
    Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

    Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival's blog I Website I Submit I Facebook Twitter I Contact Laurie Gordon

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    Fantasporto 2016 36th edition February 26th - March 5th

    Submissions close December 5th 

    The selection for shorts is only for fantasy ones, like always. Submissions are open and we are accepting online submissions.

    Since we are making a new site that will be ready only later in October we propose you to send us the screener(s) for the selection commitee to see and, if the film(s) is(are) chosen, we will ask you all the materials needed. SUBMIIT

    Fantasporto's blog I Website  I Submit I  Facebook I Twitter I Contact Mario Dorminsky

     

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    Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown April 1 - 3, 2016


    Submit by February 5, 2015

    For 5 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

    We look forward to having you screen at our 5th year anniversary!

    Maryland International Film Festival's blog I Website I Submit I  Facebook Twitter I  Contact Tracie Hovey

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    GEFF L’Europe autour de l’Europe / Grande Europe Film Festival Paris  March 16th to April 17th

    Film submission deadline: December 15, 2015

    The Compétition presents long features and documentaries (60’ and longer) (co)produced in Europe, never released in France. The films compete for the following prizes awarded to the author of the best film:
    Prix Sauvage – Loup Dansant: bronze wolf statuette and a monetary prize;
    Prix Luna: Luna statuette awarded by the jury of cinema students and young professionals.

    The section Present is dedicated to the recent documentary films (50’ and longer) (co)produced in Europe during the last three years 
    Subscription fee : free  -  Participation rules    SUBMIT

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    The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) March 30 - April 3, 2016

     

    Final deadline is February 2 2016.  Please submit via "Withoutabox"

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

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

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    60 Second International Film Festival 

    2015 -2016

     

    Submit by November 15, 2015

    60 Second Intl. Film Festival is back with a bang. The festival aims to promote young and enthusiastic filmmakers around the world. We are excited to announce that the submissions for 60 Second Intl. Film Festival 2015-16 are now open!  60 Second Intl. Film Festival is providing people with a platform where they can showcase their work at a global level and voice their thoughts in the form of a film.

    Submissions for the following categories are open:-

    . Abstract Action . Comedy . Creative . Drama . Education . Environment . Interactive Art . Vision 2020 . Water.

    SIFF Blog on filmfestivals.com I Website Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact  Abrar Hassan

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    The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 8 to 17, 2016


    Next Deadline: November 16, 2015 

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

    Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

    The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

     

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    Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 
    over 40 festival wins so far)

    Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater)

    Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.
    Website I Epk on filmfestivals.com I Trailer I Email us for a screener

     

    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). winner in Fantasporto, ECU Houston WorldFest

    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... 

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    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".

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    Get Happy by Manoj Annadurai 

    Feature Feel Good Movie  - World premiered in Montreal World Film Festival Winner best romantic comedy in Manhattan Fest

    Charlie Kane can’t catch a break. He grew into a man who expects the worse out of life and gets it. But that changes when, by chance, he meets a bright, sunny sprite of a woman named Holly who turns him from a dour drip into someone finally allowing himself to be happy.Then a bus flattens her before Charlie eyes. Charlie opts for suicide but can’t even successfully give up on life. Left with no other choice, he adopts Holly’s ethos of positivity and just decides to be happy... by ignoring all the bad things in life. But his cynical best friend isn’t buying Charlie’s new-found happiness and sets out to save Charlie by making him miserable again. 

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    A treat: New 2015 Trailer for Doctor Zhivago - Masterpiece

    To mark the re-release of Doctor Zhivago on 27 November, the BFI has cut a brand new trailer. Recently restored and celebrating its 50th anniversary, the release is a centrepiece of the BFI LOVE season. ...

     

    NEWS USA: Could The Movie Studio Be The Next Heavy Hitter?

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    Gordon Scott Venters thrives on challenges. As CEO of The Movie Studio (TMS) in Hollywood — that’s Florida, not Los Angeles — he’s been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. Venters’ resume reads like a who’s who of Hollywood (Cal- ifornia), where he was president and CEO of Destination Televi- sion, now TMS. While Venters has a soft spot for the West Coast, he is betting that, like California, South Florida will become the premier destination...

     

    Everest A Towering achievement but a struggle to sit through -- Up mountain easy ~ Down mountain hard --

    EVEREST  - VIewed At the Westend Cinemas, Budapest  Sunday, October 18, 2015,   by Alex Deleon                     Summary: In 1996 A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.   Directed by Icelander Baltasar Kormákur (born Reykjavik 1966), a Universal release, RT 121 minutes. Big festivals usually have big films on opening night so it is easy to see why this p...

    CAMERIMAGE reveas line up of films

      Summer Solstice   CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, which takes place November 14th – 21st, today revealed the lineup of films screening in two of  the Festival’s competition sections – Cinematographers’ Debuts and Polish Films.   Both competitions boast an impressive slate of acclaimed films. The Cinematographers' Debuts Competition underlines the Festival's increasing openness to noteworthy artis...

    Films and Projects Selected in Cabos In Progress

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        Los Cabos International Film Festival announces the names of the films chosen to form part of the Cabos in Progress and Cabos Discovery platforms. The 2015 selection is wide-ranging in terms of themes, visions, styles and stories, but homogeneous and consistent with regard to the quality of the participating projects.       For the third year running, the Festival will present Cabos in Progress for films in the post-p...

     

    Films and Projects Selected in Cabos In Cabos Discovery

    For the second year running, the Festival presents a forum for projects in the development phase, made in or coproduced by Mexico, USA or Canada: the Cabos Discovery platform, where participants can increase their possibilities in one on one meetings with professional industry of the international cinematography. The competing projects are:   Sunbathing in Hell (Canada) Director: Sophie Deraspe Producer: Félize Frappier I'm not a bad person (Canada) Direc...

     

    Equity, the first female-driven Wall Street movie, selected as a Creative Coalition 2015 Spotlight Initiative Film

     
    Broad Street Pictures' new drama, Equity, the first female-driven Wall Street movie, is honored to be selected as a Creative Coalition 2015 Spotlight Initiative Film.   “It’s exciting to see a notable female-led film being released, especially with only 1.9 percent of recent Hollywood releases being directed by women.  Not only is this the first film that showcases the executive women of Wall Street, it’s also a film that artistically and deftly weaves a thril...

    Berlinale Residency: Fellowship Holders 2015 Present Their Films from October 6 – 8 at Arsenal Cinema

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        The Berlin International Film Festival will be presenting three films by this year’s participants of the Berlinale Residency at the Arsenal Cinema from October 6 to 8.   As Berlinale Residency fellowship holders, the three directors Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico), Daniel Borgman (New Zealand) and Ella Manzheeva (Russian Federation) have been in the capital since September 1. They will be spending three months in the city to work on their next feature film projects. All t...
     
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    Previews on Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA)

     
    Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival will bring together an eclectic mix of special guests in Launceston this November 4th - 8th for a series of ticketed and free discussions.   Dayne Pratzky, the famous anti-fracking activist a.k.a the Frackman; Paul Barclay, the Radio National program host and Walkley Award winner; Robert Woolfe, the creative behind MadeOpen, a social network for social good; and Her Excellency Mrs Annemike Ruigok, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of t...
     

    IBSEN FESTIVAL - Season 2: a festival is dedicated to Henrik Ibsen's plays

      Surnai Theatre presents IBSEN FESTIVAL - Season 2. The festival is dedicated to Henrik Ibsen's plays which will be staged in Marathi, Malayalam, Hindi and English. It will begin on 24th October and will run till 26th October 2015 at the NCPA Experimental and Tata theatres. All three well-known and experienced directors of these productions will also participate in a seminar on 26th October, which is open to all on a first come, first serve basis.  An event not t...

    Stockholm Film Festival presents this year’s film program

      Today we announce the program of the 26th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival. More than 190 films from over 70 countries will be screened during the festival November 11-22. - We are proud to present this year’s program filled with quality films from all around the world. News of this year is the new filmsection Stockholm Impact Award, and the best documentary film will be awarded. It is also the first time we have a greater number of women than men com...

    Wiesbaden exground filmfest: programme complete!

     
    61 premieres   More than 250 short and feature length films from 52 countries have been selected for the 28th edition of exground filmfest (13 – 22 November 2015). In addition to the traditional sections and competitions numerous special events complete the diverse programme. Please find the full programme here. By ...

    Line up of the French Film Festival UK 2015 5 November – 13 December 2015

          23rd edition of French Film Festival UK unveils line-up   The UK’s only country-wide celebration of French and francophone cinema expands its horizons even further this year with more leading independent cinemas on board and a programme (from 5 November to 13 December) that embraces Cannes award-winners, classic masterpieces, a celebration of Gaumont (the world’s oldest film company), new talents, student exchanges, schools screenings and a panoply of...

    Denver Film Festival sets Anomalisa for Opening Night

      Denver Film Festival sets Anomalisa for Opening Night, Where to Invade Next for Centerpiece, Carol for the Red Carpet Matinee and  Coming Through the Rye for Closing Night     The Denver Film Festival (DFF) announced today its full lineup, including Red Carpet and Special Presentations. The Festival attracts nearly 58,000 filmgoers and is widely recognized as the Rocky Mountain Region's premier film event. This year's program boasts more than 250 films, ...
     

     

    Attendance of 157 000 at this year's London Film Festival.

    The 59th BFI London Film Festival closed tonight with the European Premiere of STEVE JOBS, and announced 157,000 attendances across film screenings and events, and an additional UK-Wide audience of over 10,000.   Festival Director, Clare Stewart said: “I’m very proud of what we achieved with this 59th edition of the Festival. We have had terrific filmmakers in attendance and generated significant profile for films in selection which have moved, challenged and inspired audien...
     

     

    A Wealth of Facets to Mark the 25th Anniversary - The FilmFestival Cottbus Feature Film Competition

     
    Facts: - 12 competition entries from 14 coproduction countries - prize money total of 77.750 EUR - top-class international jury   This has become clear over the years: it can be difficult to identify a red thread in the feature film competition of the FilmFestival Cottbus and this is by no means a bad thing. For ultimately it is this multifacetedness that provides the common ground for all twelve competition entries. The films that emerge from the cultures in Eastern Europe and tell sto...

    23rd edition of French Film Festival UK unveils line-up

    French Film Festival UK 2015 5 November – 13 December 2015   The UK’s only country-wide celebration of French and francophone cinema expands its horizons even further this year with more leading independent cinemas on board and a programme (from 5 November...

    AFI FEST 2015 announcing American Independents and New Auteurs Films

     
    AFI Fest announcing 20 more films in the lineup: those in the New Auteurs and American Independents sections. The American Independents section represents the best of independent filmmaking this year. Pushing boundaries of form and content across both narrative and documentary cinema, this section boasts nine films from both new voices and talented directors returning to AFI FEST with their latest work. The New Auteurs section highlights 11 first and second-time narrative feature film...

    IPRHFF Official Film Selections are in! Save The Date: Puerto Rico November 11-15, 2015

        Alfonso Rodriguez 10 Second Barrier Sonia Fritz 15 Faros de Puerto Rico (15 Lighthouses) Javier Ortiz 73 Dollars to Park Mauricio Zapata A Matter of Seconds Flora Garay Anatomy of a Dress Jac...

    Seattle Shorts Film Festival Celebrates 5 Years by Doubling in Size & Presenting a Star-Studded Lineup

    Festival will take place November 14-15, 2015 at the SIFF Film Center Full program now live at www.SeattleShort.org Highlights from local and international filmmakers now available to preview!  Request links now>> ...

    New York Korean Film Festival Announces Upcoming Program

     
    The 13th Annual New York Korean Film Festival Announces Upcoming Program for November 6th to November 11th, 2015, at the Museum of the Moving Image. The 13th Annual New York Korean Film Festival showcases Korea doing what it does best: the crime thriller, the romantic fantasy, and feverish erotica. The Peninsula’s filmmakers bend genre cinema to a uniquely Korean pulse and purpose, making the country’s national film industry the most vibrant in East Asia. The thrilling complications...
     

    SXSW Eco 2015 Wrap Up + Highlights

      Written by Amanda Shaftel | October 13, 2015 MANY THANKS It is hard to believe that SXSW Eco 2015 has come and gone. We were honored to present such an amazing lineup of speakers and to host such an engaged audience. The unique mix of participants is what defines SXSW Eco, so thank you for coming out and making this our best event yet. A big than...
     

    NYFF53 The Assassin Press Conference

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    By Maria Esteves - October 15, 2015 The 53rd New York Film Festival 2015 (NYFF53) U.S. Premiere of The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsian-hsien was held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Friday, October 9th. The press conference with director Hsian-hsien, moderated by director of programming Dennis Lim, Film Society of Lincoln Center, translated by Dr. Vincent Cheng, BMCC, preceded the U.S. Premiere at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, October 8th. Questions posed to director Hsian-hsi...
     

    Thessaloniki IFF 2015: Open Horizons Programme

      The Section Open Horizons of the 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which takes place November 6 - 15 November 2015 is for another year a first class selection of films that marked huge success in the film festival circuit and beyond. With titles including the Cannes' most discussed trilogy Arabian Nights, Michel Franco's (After Lucia) second feature Chronic, starring Tim Roth in a magnificent performance, Joachim Trier's (Oslo, August 31st) Louder Than Bombs, t...
     

    17th EROS Film Festival Coming to Trinity College in November

     
    Out Film CT, the organizer of Connecticut’s two annual LGBT film festivals, announces the lineup for the 17th EROS Film Festival, running November 4, 6 and 7 at Cinestudio, on the campus of Trinity College. The festival is sponsored by EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), Trinity’s LGBT student organization, and offers a selection of LGBT feature films that all film lovers can enjoy.   “Whether the story is set in India, France or the United States, these films...
     

    NYFF53 Miles Ahead Press Conference

    By Maria Esteves – October 14, 2015 The 53rd New York Film Festival 2015 (NYFF53) Closing Night Premiere of MILES AHEAD, press conference with actor/director Don Cheadle, cast members Emayatzy Corinealdi and Michael Stuhlbarg, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Saturday, October 10, 2015. Questions posed to actor/director Cheadle, Corinealdi and Stuhlbarg by moderator Jones and members of the press included "Can you talk about findin...

    Berlinale Co-Production Market: Call for Entries until October 21, 2015

     
     Until October 21, experienced producers from around the world may submit new feature film projects to the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016.The projects should be suitable for international co-production, have either already secured 30% of the financing or at least the production funding from the home country, and be budgeted between one and twenty million euros.   As in the previous two years, the budget minimum has been waived for projects from Greece, Spain and Portugal, in ord...

    Here we go again!...Vincent Lindon kicks Lumière

    With this expression on the huge screen, the 7th edition of Lumière, dedicated to Chantal Akerman and Raymond Chirat, whom the cinema world lost recently, got officially underway. In the house: Jean-Paul Belmondo, John Lasseter, Louise Bourgoin, Nicolas Winding Refn, Jacques Audiard, Alex Lutz, Bernard Pivot, Dario Argento, Venantino Venantini accompanied by Laurent Gerra, Lolita Chammah, and many others took in an overview of this year's lineup, with its...
     

    BIFF voted among top 25 coolest Film Festivals in the world...I agree

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    13th Annual Combs Gates Award goes to filmmaker for “Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project”

    Kim Furst to receive $20,000 prize from National Aviation Hall of Fame at NBAA Convention   The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) announced today that a documentary about one of its legendary enshrinees, Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, has earned its producer/writer/director, Kim Furst, of Kilo Foxtrot Productions, the 13th Annual Combs Gates Award.  “Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project,” tells the life story of the man many consider to...

    Chelsea Film Festival announces 2015 Winners

      The Chelsea Film Festival announced the 2015 winners this past Sunday, October 18th at the SVA Theatre in the heart of Chelsea. The Closing Awards Ceremony was hosted by CFF Founder and Director Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, who reminded the importance of the Festival's mission: "The Festival's mission is to discover emerging directors from around the world and be an international platform for independent filmmaking. It has been a very successful year. The Chelsea Film Festiv...

     

    The Festival du nouveau cinéma of Montréal announces winners of the 44th edition

        COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE – LONGS MÉTRAGES   Feature Films Jury, International competition : Félize Frappier, Maxime Giroux et Richard Peña. Louve d’Or presented by Québecor Best feature film in the International Competition ($15,000 cash from Québecor)   EL CLUB by Pablo Larraín   Daniel Langlois Innovation Award The work in the Internat...

     

    Antenna Documentary Film Festival - Award Winners and Encore Screenings Announced

      Cinephiles don’t despair, the fifth Antenna Documentary Film Festival may be over, but the Festival have announced an encore of five of the ten sold out films.  Spartacus & Cassandra, Another Country, Nightfall on Gaia (Including a Q&A with Director Juan Francisco Salazar), Requiem for the American Dream, and B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin, will screen at the Verona cinema on Oxford St, from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 Oct. Tickets can be purchased on Antenna&rs...

     

    Inaugural Laguna Film Festival announces winners

    It was a true celebration of cinema at the inaugural Laguna Film Festival while solidifying its place in the world of film festivals.  It was in the true spirit of camaraderie as filmmakers from around the world enjoyed welcoming audiences and sharing their films as well as discussing their filmmaking experiences.    “This weekend and this festival have blown me away,” commented Festival Founder Austin Fickman.  “To able to provide an environment for f...
     

    Scorsese receives the Lumiere Award tonight

    After Pedro Almodóvar in 2014, this year's Lumière Award of the Institut Lumière was presented to the great filmmaker Martin Scorsese! For the occasion, the Lyon Conference Center Amphitheater and its  "Salle 3000" took on a New Yorker accent, with energetic rock'n'roll blaring throughout the evening, punctuated by surprises and various screenings, each one more remarkable than the next. Select extracts from Lumière !   Photo : Je...

     

    London Film Festival Awards

    CHEVALIER - Athina Rachel Tsangari, wins Best Film Award   The 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Awards’ winners at its high profile Awards ceremony, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Hosted by musician and broadcaster Jarvis Cocker, guests included Alex Cooke, Allen Leech, Brian Woods, Christine Vachon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daisy Jacobs, Desiree Akhavan, Elizabeth Karlsen, Finola Dwyer, Harriet Wa...

     

    New Creators Award Mannheim-Heidelberg

          Internationally reknowned as a forum for the discovery of new directorial talent in arthouse cinema, the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg established an additional competition for creative, intelligent serial dramas from talented newcomers since 2015. The Jury prizes a new Serial Drama with the &quo...

     

    Suns sets on the 2015 ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

      The ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is Aruba’s largest film event of the year, with this edition highlighting over 60 feature and short films. Another Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) has come to an end on the One Happy Island. The fifth annual festival was held from October 7-11 on the exotic Caribbean island of Aruba. Sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority, this world-class event was honored to host international and regional premieres of feature-length and s...

     

    ToKyo Fest: New ARIGATŌ Award to go to five remarkable contributors to the film industry

     
    Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) today announced that it has selected five recipients for its new ARIGATŌ (Thank You) Award, honoring their remarkable contributions to the Japanese film industry. We have launched this new award with the expectation that these five stalwarts of Japanese film will continue to be successful and make further contributions to the industry, as well as to increase their international recognition. We have called the award “ArigatŌ” because the word...

     

    Three Animation Films Nominated for EFA Best animation

    The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2015. Based on a list of films provided by CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, as well as on individual film submissions, a committee decided on these nominations. The committee consisted of EFA Board Member Antonio Saura, producer (Spain), animation experts Marcel Jean (Annecy FF, Canada) ...

     

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    Super List of Goodies with this Kickstarter campaign on the documentary made around Gerald Potterton, collectors...

    The Flying Animator - Documentary - 3x Oscar nominee Gerald Potterton! On Kickstarter!   Musivision Films has launched its Kickstarter campaign for the The Flying Animator documentary on 3x Oscar nominated animator Gerald Potterton. Director Laurie Gordon has been filming Gerald for nearly five years at his home in Quebec and in London, Toronto. Still scheduled for more shooting days Laurie is really excited about editing the film into shape. Oh so many surprises and gems to b...   

     

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    EFA Board Elections 2015

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    The Kalasha International FILM & TV FESTIVAL will run 26-30 OCTOBER 2015 in various venues throughout the country

    FESTIVAL  October 26 - 30

    It is bound to attract both film-lovers and industry representatives from across Africa and beyond. A five day celebration of world class cinema which screens features, documentary and short films from around the globe with a special focus on East African film. International titles include Mad Max Fury, The Walk, ...

     

    Film screenings will be held at a selected venue(s) in Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Machakos and Kisumu.

    Check the program and screening schedule online.

    MARKET  October 28 - 29

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    AWARDS October 30

    The Kalasha International FILM & TV AWARDS will be held October 30, 2015 at Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya.

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    The Awards short term goal is two prongs; increasing the quality and rewarding the quality.
    These are the two main aspects that define the development of a film industry the world over.

    The awards help reduce the prejudice with which performing arts as a career is treated in the country.

    Check the nominees.

     

    NOMINATION ACADEMY

    The integrity of the awards is entrenched within the professionalism and ethical values of the Nomination Academy. The Kalasha Awards nomination academy members are picked from various film associations and must be persons of high integrity with a proven track record in the film industry especially in the production area.

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    L'édition 2015

    Du 06 novembre 2015 au 15 novembre 2015

     

    Le rendez-vous de tous les cinémas

    Durant dix jours, une centaine d’invités venus de toute l’Europe vous donnent rendez-vous à Arras pour vous présenter leurs nouveaux films, mais aussi des grands classiques du cinéma.

    Au programme cette année : une sélection de 50 inédits et avant-premières en présence des équipes, la compétition européenne qui réunit 9 longs métrages projetés pour la première fois en France, des hommages à des grands noms du cinéma et deux rétrospectives thématiques (Irlande d’un conflit à l’autre, Braquages en tous genres).

    Animations conviviales, festives et artistiques participent au succès du festival (38 352 spectateurs en 2014) qui se veut aussi une fête de l’image pour toute la famille avec un programme spécifique pour les enfants.

    Les professionnels ont aussi leurs rendez-vous dans le cadre du festival : Rencontres nationales de l’exploitation (10ème édition du 11 au 13 novembre), ArrasDays (4ème édition les 14 et 15 novembre).

     

     


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    Focusing in particular on European cinema, this international event will screen over 100 feature films attended by a wealth of guests. Almost 38,000 spectators are expected over this ten-day period, there to discover a rich selection of new releases, sneak previews and classics, all screened in a convivial and celebratory atmosphere.

    The spotlight will focus in particular on European cinema and its talents in the competition, reserved for non-national fiction features screened for the first time in France, and also in the Visions of the East and Discoveries section. In these sections, priority will be given to films from Northern and Eastern Europe. All the directors will be invited. 170 French and Belgian cinema operators will gather in Arras for three days, during which time they will have the opportunity to discover new films and meet the distributors.

    The 2015 edition will also offer 40 sneak previews in the presence of the film-making teams, tributes to the great names in cinema and two thematic retrospectives (Ireland, from one conflict to the next, Heists of all kinds) in addition to a special programme for children


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    Vermont International Film Festival


    A 30th Anniversary Celebration : October 23 - November 1, 2015

     

     

    Opening Day!

     

     

     

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    Friday, October 23 - Today's Schedule:

    1:00pm - Vermont Filmmakers Showcase 1(BB)

    3:15 - Vermont Filmmakers Showcase 2 (BB)

    4:15 - Vermont Filmmakers Showcase 3 (BB)

    6:15 - Vermont Filmmakers Showcase 4 (BB)

    7:00 - Taxi (FH) - Opening Night Film

    8:00 - Vermont Filmmakers Showcase 5 (BB)

    8:30 - VTIFF 2015 Opening Night Party (Lake Lobby)


    For more information about the films or to buy tickets, click on titles.
    FH = Film House | BB = Black Box | AR = ArtsRiot | BCA = Burlington City Arts
     

     

     

     

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    Festival News:

    Tickets and passes for the festival may be purchased online HERE.
    They can be purchased in person at the Box Office near the Black Box Theater on the 3rd Floor of the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

    Please join us in the Film House Lobby tonight at 8:30 for our Opening Night Party. Refreshments provided and a cash bar. The winners of the Vermont Filmmakers Showcase awards will be announced.

    Many thanks to today's sponsors:
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    Japan Content Showcase 2015 has successfully ended. It took place at GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA, Tokyo from October 20th (Tue) to 22nd (Thu).

    Welcomed 347 exhibitor organizations from 24 countries and regions, and 1,433 buyers from 50 countries and regions, JCS has achieved a significant increase in Exhibitors and Buyers, which is the highest record in our history.

    During the 3 days period, the JCS venue was filled up with business meetings, seminars, pitching sessions, showcase lives and networking parties.

    This year, the number of seminars and events increased greatly. We offered high-powered seminars featuring hot topics including VOD business and international co-production, which received a great response from the market participants. Total 23 titles including 6 official selected films of the 28th TIFF were screened and 11 artists participated in showcase live at the JCS venue. The joint live events featuring the hottest artists from the current Japanese music scene were held at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo and gathered attention from the industry.

    JCS serves as a multi-content marketplace representing Asia, creating new business content opportunities amongst the content holders from various industries and promoting beneficial networking among participants from all over the world.

     

     

    Key Figures


    Number of Exhibitors: 347 (2014: 332  /  5% higher from the last year)

    Number of Buyers: 1,433 (2014: 1,160  /  24% higher from the last year)

    Seminars & Events: 30     (2014: 17)
    (Seminars:19 /  Pitching events:5 / Matching events:5 / International Co-Production event:1)

    Market Screening: 23 titles including 6 official selected films of the 28th TIFF

    Showcase live events held at the JCS venue: 2

    Joint live events held at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo: 3

    For Details

     


    Japan Content Showcase 2015
    Date: October 20 (Tue) - 22 (Thu), 2015
    Venue: GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA
    Organizers:
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    TIMM - Tokyo International Music Market
    TIFFCOM - Affiliated market of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)
    TIAF - Tokyo International Anime Festival
    Website: http://www.jcs.tokyo/en/

     

     
     
     
     


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