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    Company To Showcase Latest Advancements in Optics for Cinematography

     

    Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses and high-precision camera systems, will host two seminars at the 2015 Camerimage International Film Festival, which runs Nov. 14-21 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

    Panavision’s Cinematography Workshop will feature demonstrations from Markus Förderer (Stonewall), Eduard Grau, AEC (Suffragette) and Ellen Kuras, ASC (A Little Chaos) shooting various scenes that compare spherical, anamorphic and larger sensor formats. The workshop will be held November 17 from 11:00 to 13:30 in the MCK – Orzel Cinema.

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    Later in the day, festival goers will have a chance to hear from Panavision’s Dan Sasaki, VP of Optical Engineering, on the technical and artistic characteristics of Panavision’s anamorphic and large format lenses, including Ultra Panavision 70. The discussion, which runs15:00 to 16:30, will give the audience a chance to see the different aesthetic options, hear about the technical aspects of each format, and ask questions. Both panels will be moderated by industry writer Benjamin B.

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    Camerimage attendees will also have a chance to visit Panavision in the Opera NOVA exhibit area and see an array of optics including a sneak preview of the new T Series anamorphic lenses, which are designed exclusively for digital cameras. Also on display will be an expanded offering of Primo 70 lenses, which are optimized for large sensor digital cameras.

    Additionally, festival goers will be able to get up close with the Millennium XL “Millennium Falcon" camera used by Dan Mindel BSC, ASC on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the Ultra Panavision 70 camera and lenses used by Robert Richardson, ASC on The Hateful Eight.

     

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    MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, part I 

    MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, II                                       Kiran Rao and Anupama Chandra

    Come 28 October, and we learnt that the inauguration of Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival would be held on 29th October in open-air at Mumbai’s most famous landmark, the Gateway of India. It was also learnt that the inaugural film, Aligarh, by Hansal Mehta, would be screened at the almost ancient Regal cinema, located half-a-kilometre way.  There was no information about the reception, which always follows the inaugural function.

    I had collected my accreditation badge as a Press delegate from PVR Phoenix, one of the five festival venues. However, no invitation was received, to any of the events. Emails were sent to the PR agency, to find out if the press was invited. Turning Point had been retained as the PR agency and Saurabh Rathore, of Moe’s Art, who follows a stringent policy of inviting favourites only to his press preview screenings, was a Consultant with them.

    A pdf file was received as the invitation, with no details about the screening or the reception. Turning Point did not reply when asked whether a print-out of this pdf file was to be carried to gain entry. No reply. Second question: When was the inaugural film going to be screened? Answer: On the next day, at 9 pm. This was a first. The inaugural film is always shown immediately after the inaugural function, never 24 hours later. Invitation? No invitations would be issued. One would have to book a seat online.

    And what about the reception? There wasn’t one, said Turning Point. I could not believe this, and sent a couple of messages to Anupama Chopra, the Director of the festival. In reply, she admitted that there was a reception, but it was at a private house, so numbers were highly restricted, and almost no journalists were invited. The sub-text: Only photographers and TV crew were invited, the venue was the residence of Mr. Mukesh Ambani, who is the richest man in India and owns a mansion that has been compared to a playground; only favourites were invited. So, Anupama had reneged on her word that the policy of discrimination, keeping film journalists and critics away, a characteristic of the MAMI legacy of the last six years, would not be seen this year!

                                            Alia Bhatt                                                                Katrina Kaif

    Being a native of Mumbai and having had my office located next to Regal for 30 years, the long trip from my residence in North Mumbai to the Gateway, near the southern tip, held no special charm, so I skipped the inauguration. Seats to the inaugural film were sold out almost as soon as booking opened, so that was lost too. And not being invited to the reception meant that one did not get a chance to mingle with the array of film personalities that graced the occasion. Such are the hazards of being a humble critic!                                                                                     

    Here’s what I missed, courtesy PR reports:

    *Special guest of the evening was Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis.

    *Red carpet attendees were Mukesh & Nita Ambani, Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Shabana Azmi, Aditya Roy Kapur, Zoya Akhtar, Dia Mirza, Aditi Rao Hyderi, Riteish & Genelia Deshmukh, Javed Akhtar,

    A.R.Rahman, Diana Penty, Anupam & Kirron Kher, Anurag Kashyap, Vikamaditya Motwane, and Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

    *Kalki Koechlin opened the event by introducing festival Co-Chair, Mrs. Nita Mukesh Ambani, board members and prestigious jury members.

    *Mrs. Nita Mukesh Ambani, Festival Co-Chair, said, “Jio MAMI is our humble tribute to the wonderful city of Mumbai that has made Indian cinema famous across the world. Jio is proud to partner with MAMI. With Jio MAMI, we look forward to making Mumbai a global hub for not only Indian cinema but also world cinema.”

    *Kiran Rao, Chair-person, added, “We are all really excited --the opening night is finally here, and it's all systems go! Everyone has worked extremely hard, and we have our fingers crossed that the festival goes without a hitch and is appreciated by all who attend.”

    *Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, expressed," After a year of work, it’s overwhelming for us to have our opening at the iconic Gateway of India."

    *Uday Shankar, CEO, STAR India said, “Mumbai Film Festival is one of the foremost destinations for showcasing the diversity and depth of the Indian film industry, and is a huge catalyst in promoting young and fresh talent. Both these objectives resonate very strongly with STAR.”

      

    *The ‘International Excellence in Cinema’ award was presented to Israeli film-maker, Amos Gitai, for his cinematic contribution. Well-known for making political documentaries and feature films capturing the Middle-East and Jewish-Arab conflict.

    *Writer duo, Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, commonly known as Salim-Javed (Deewar, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Sholay, Don), received the ‘Excellence in Cinema’ award for their outstanding work.

     *The ‘MAMI Tribute to Indian Cinema’ was awarded to producer-director, late Chetan Anand (Haqeeqat, Heer Ranjha), for the enduring impact he left on Indian Cinema. His Neecha Nagar, had won him the Best Film award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946.

    *Agnès (real name Arlette) Varda, 87 year-old  French director, screen-writer and actor, received the ‘MAMI Tribute to International Cinema’ award. 

     


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    Oklahoma's Tribal Film Festival has partnered with TribalTV to bring entertaining, thought-provoking, important films from around the world – to us.  The festival showcases unique stories of untold history and narratives that Mainstream media ignores. 

     

    Filmmakers have the opportunity for possible distribution through TribalTV, if they choose.  TribalTV is a new broadband channel under the umbrella of the established TV4 Entertainment, Inc., whose super-distribution format will enable TribalTV to receive maximum exposure globally.   Warner Bros has a minority stake in TV4, founded by former SVP of Fox Digital John Cody.  TribalTV, owned by filmmakers, puts content creators first and in charge of their distribution.  Providing this experience and level of visibility to filmmakers is important to all involved.  Their efforts to encourage the next generation to create their own stories and experiences have created an opportunity for filmmakers to step into this space and demonstrate their art.   Tribal Film Festival will use this opportunity to announce their affiliate Tribal Student Film Festival taking place next year.  With each generation, stories fade away and are lost forever.  This is something the people behind Tribal Film Festival are in a race to preserve. 

     

    “As filmmakers, we know there is an unlimited amount of stories to tell.” says Tribal Film Festival Executive Director Celia Xavier, a filmmaker herself.   Keep the stories alive is our motto.  Because it is through these stories we remember who we really are”.  

     

    Our festival takes place in Tahlequah, OK during Cherokee National Holiday,  during Labor Day weekend.  Although we are not affiliated with any tribe as we encourage all tribes and all indigenous films from around the world to submit films to us. 

     

    Tribal Film Festival plays an important part in the expression and accessibility of indigenous films with the power to inspire, motivate, or educate.    Art has always been about finding those soft spots of the human condition and lifting it up in such a way that others can respond from an emotional and spiritual space.  Film is one of the most powerful mediums for mass communication.  By using film, we can tell those stories and share the type of narratives that shifts the perception of how the world views Indigenous people.  

     

    One of the short films to be screened during the festival is about David Comingdeer, called ‘Far Beyond the Sunrise’.  He says "Our Indian culture...the curtain been closed on us.  We have defining moments in our history & that's the last chapter anyone knows about... we're still alive...we’re still here…against all odds.  I think it’s great that others want to learn about Cherokee people but I’m concerned about our own youth.  I want them to know who they are…where they come from".  

     

    “These stories are important” - Sabrina Thomas, Dir. of Programming & Operations – KLCS-LA

    Contact:  Tribalfilmfestival.com

     

    Other press: http://www.tahlequahdailypress.com/news/over-films-set-for-inaugural-tribal-film-festival/article_8103e930-429c-11e5-ba49-3b9e9347c5cf.html

     

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    MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, III

    For me, MFF 17 began on 31st October, with Star India’s Movie Mela (Fair), India's first movie carnival, where, over the whole day, a reported two thousand movie fans and celebrities tuned-up.

    The event was open to all delegates and was held at Mehboob Studios, in Bandra, founded by one India’s greatest ever film-makers, Mehboob Khan. It was kicked off with a session by director Rajkumar Hirani (Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, PK) and his writer, Abhijat Joshi, on their creative collaboration. This was followed by reunion of the team of blockbuster, Mr. India, directed by Shekhar Kapur and loosely inspired by The Invisible Man. Leading lady Sridevi, hero Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor (producer), Satish Kaushik, Aftab Shivdasani and Ahmed Khan (actors) took a walk down memory lane, and narrated anecdotes of how the much-loved classic was made.

    Simultaneously, on Stage 2, Kabir Khan, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar did sessions that explored their creative process. Later in the day, Sonam Kapoor and Rohan Joshi of the stand-up/insult comedy portal AIB (only the acronym is generally used, since the full-form includes a swear word) were in conversation about the challenges of being a celebrity in times of social media. STAR is actively involved with streaming AIB content on their app, Hotstar. Actress Huma Qureshi was in conversation with director Gurinder Chadda and Ajit Thakur, CEO of Trinity Pictures, and Shridhar Raghavan conducted a master-class on script-writing.

    More was happening in the afternoon sessions: Varun Dhawan was in conversation with journalists Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand on the films that shaped him. Deepika Padukone spoke about her eight-year journey in the industry. The evening also saw a congregation of the leading talent from Bollywood for a panel that explored the altering landscape of the film industry. Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kriti Sanon spoke candidly about the challenges of being a next gen actor. The day concluded on a musical note, with composer Pritam strumming his popular hits and talking to the audience on how he made his signature tunes.

    When I reached the studio at about 12.15 pm, I was told that the session with director Kabir Khan (New York, Ek Tha Tiger, Phantom, Bajrangi Bhaijaan) was over. On reading the programme, I found that it was scheduled for 12 noon, so it must be far from over. Rushing in, I realised that it had just begun, and it turned out to be rewarding experience. Kabir gives the false impression that he is shy and reticent, whereas, in reality, he is expressive and forthcoming.

    Kabir’s grandfather was a judge in the Nizam's (ruler) court in Hyderabad. When his father Rasheeduddin Khan married his Hindu mother, Leela, the inter-religious alliance was “a big deal”. He was born in Hyderabad and then the family moved to Delhi. A professor at Hyderabad’s Osmania University, Rasheeduddin was invited to join the founding team of professors of Jawaharlal Nehru University, set-up in the late 1960s, where he taught Political Science. Due to his work in academics, he was later nominated to the Rajya Sabha, where he was a member for two terms, passing away in 1996. Leela, Anushka and Kabir watched a lot of films at Vigyan Bhavan, where special screenings were organised for members. Director Shyam Benegal, who has roots in Hyderabad, was a family friend, and they saw all his films. The family also admired Amitabh Bachchan, and saw all his films on the day of their release, in the first show.

    Kabir grew up in Delhi and got an Honours degree in Economics. When his sister Anusha asked him to pick up an application form for Jamia Millia University, also in Delhi, he picked up one for himself to. Both brother and sister, who are separated by just over a year (Anusha is older), went on to study Mass Communications at the university, in the same class, and both started their careers with documentaries. Anusha, who is married to director Vijay Krishna Acharya (Tashan, Dhoom 3) was present too, as was Kabir’s wife, TV anchor and actress Mini Mathur. One might note that father, son and daughter have all married outside their religion! Incidentally, Anusha is derived from a Persian name, which should be spelt Anusheh. Anusha told me she wished it was retained as Anusheh, but it is too late now.

    One of Khan's great loves is travelling. He jokes that one criterion upon which he decides where to shoot his next film is figuring out which country he wants to visit next. Before he turned director, Khan worked as a cinematographer for the Discovery Channel and for independent documentaries. These titles include Beyond the Himalayas (1995, directed by Gautam Ghose). He then made his own directorial debut with the documentary titled The Forgotten Army, based on Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army and The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl (2006). The Bose film was shot in Singapore and Malaysia, where a lot of non-Indians supported the Army and where there are memorials in Bose’s honour. A lot of his camera-work has been with the acclaimed journalist, Saeed Naqvi, during which time he travelled to about 60 countries.

    Kabul Express (2006) was his feature film debut. It is loosely based on his and his friend Rajan Kapoor's experiences in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Rajan is his trusted lieutenant, and while shooting in Afghanistan, both suffered serious accidents while shooting the horse-based Afghan sport, Buzkashi. His next attempt at wielding the megaphone was New York (2009), about three students studying at the fictional New York State University, whose lives are changed by 9/11 and its aftermath. In 2012, he directed Ek Tha Tiger, produced by Aditya Chopra, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. The story revolves around an Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent who falls in love with a Pakistani spy. Then came Bajrangi Bhaijaan, starring Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Narrating the tale of a Pakistani girl who is escorted home by an Indian, it is considered the biggest hit of all time, based on box-office collections of the first two months. His other 2015 release, Phantom, is an action thriller about an Indian mission to Pakistan , to eliminate a terrorist supremo.

    One of the visiting documentary film-makers at Jamia had said in a lecture, “If you want to travel the world, become a documentary filmmaker,” and that just stuck in Kabir’s head. While working with Naqvi, he realised that there was a difference between the socio-political stories he had been told, and the ground realties, and that is why all his films, make a strong political statement. He had received all kinds of threats from extremists, who tried to block the release of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, but Kabir wasn’t ruffled. Talking about his star actor Salman Khan, he praised him for being averse to clichés and for agreeing to act out the climax of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, where the action superhero has little to do, besides limping! Unlike Kabir, Salman hates travelling, while all of Kabir’s films involve a lot of national and international travel. “Given the choice, I would never shoot indoors,” says director Khan. Salman grumbles and complains, but with his track record, Kabir gets him going!


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    The TriForce Short Film Festival 2015 (TFSFF) last night announced the shortlisted films to be screened at this year’s festival, at an exclusive launch at the BFI. TFSFF this morning announces the four finalist films, which have been selected by a panel of industry judges including Noel Clarke and Marianne Jean Baptiste, and will be screened at the red carpet Gala at BAFTA on 5th December.

     

    With a focus on recognizing and supporting emerging diverse talent, the TriForce Short Film Festival, now in its fourth year, was set up to showcase talent in short film production, helping film-makers access opportunities to further their careers. The 16 shortlisted films are screened at BAFTA to an audience of peers and key industry representatives, with the winning film-makers earning career development prizes as well as a cash prize to contribute to their next project.

     

    Selected from a shortlist of sixteen films, the first finalist for this year’s festival is the powerful campaign film Could You Be My Match, directed by Maddie Gatabaki and produced by Jordan Cushing, which appeals for bone marrow and blood donors for the charity ACLT.

     

    The second is Family Reunion, a film produced by David Kitchen and Karen Bryson, and directed by Kitchen, which depicts a family drama of betrayal, secrets and lies. Also in the running to win is Prey, a film directed by Sunny King and produced by Stefano Moses, which tells the story of a young woman who is stalked by a psychopath in car park. Completing the finalist line up is Vintage Blood, directed by Abigail Blackmore and produced by Ed Barratt, a film which tells the unnerving tale about the owner of a quirky vintage shop who discovers that her fiancé’s life is in danger when a cursed Ouija board comes into her possession.

     

    The diverse range of UK filmmakers behind this year’s shortlisted films is reflected through the high number of BAME and female producers, directors, cast and crew across all the shortlisted films.

     

    Some recognizable faces appear in a number of the shortlisted films, including Bradley Walsh (Coronation Street, Law & Order: UK) and Indira Varma (Luther, Game of Thrones).

     

    The four final films will be screened and the Best of the Fest announced at a red carpet gala event at BAFTA on Saturday 5 December, the Audience Choice Award and Best Documentary will also be announced on the night. The festival also partners each category screening of the 16 shortlisted films across the day with seminars led by leading industry professionals focused on current issues within the TV and film industry and career development. Tickets for the festival are available via the website at www.tfsff.com.

     

    Jimmy Akingbola (Arrow,Rev, Esio Trot) actor and co-founder of TriForce said; “The standard of entrants this year has once again been outstanding, which has meant it has been a difficult job choosing a shortlist and even more difficult to choose the four finalists.  We are proud to be spearheading a movement for greater diversity of experience on screen and behind the camera in both TV and film-making.  It’s hugely important for the industry that voices from all backgrounds are given the opportunity to be heard and that is what we strive to achieve through the Triforce Short Film Festival.

     

    TFSFF boasts a wealth of high profile patrons which include Homeland actor David Harewood, writer, director and sometime actor, Kathy Burke, The Walking Dead star David Morrissey, Broadchurch’sMarianne Jean Baptiste, actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale), actress Kacey Ainsworth, (EastEnders, Grantchester), producer Hilary Bevan Jones (The Escape Artist, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot), Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Kidulthood), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Fortitude), Zawe Ashton (Dreams of a Life, Fresh Meat) and award winning writer Roy Williams OBE.

     

    TFSFF, which is a career development focused initiative, has also secured a number of high profile companies and organisations as partners for this year’s festival, including Channel 4, M.A.C, Creative Skillset, MAMA Youth Project, BFI NET.WORK, Duchess St Productions, Red Planet Pictures, Shiver, Shorts TV, the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, the National Film and Television School, BAFTA Guru, Trainee Finder, 4Talent and Century, who will be providing seminar speakers, prizes, opportunities and guidance to entrants and attendees, as well as sponsoring seminars, awards and the industry expo room at BAFTA.

     

    All shortlisted films for The TriForce Short Film Festival 2015 are as follows:

     

    In the Microshorts category (a free to enter category for films under 5 minute long):

    - Missed Call, directed by Mat Laroche and produced by Suxy McClintock

    - I’m Homeless Not Useless, directed and produced by Teddy Nygh

    - The Devil On Your Back, directed by Haritz Zubillaga and produced by Gotzon Aurrekoetxea

    The Microshorts category finalist is:

    - Could You Be My Match, directed by Maddie Gatabaki and produced by Jordan Cushing

     

    In the Children of Men category:

    - The Lights, directed by Lucy Barrick and Kieran  Grant and produced Andrea Farrena and Sophie Reynolds

    - The Amy Winehouse Foundation Appeal, directed by Teddy Nygh and produced by Alex Simpson

    - A Man Called Dad, directed and produced by Cherish Oteka

    The Children of Men category finalist is:

    - Family Reunion, directed by David Kitchen and produced by David Kitchen and Karen Bryson

     

    In the You Don’t Know Me category:

    - Mm-Hm, directed and produced by Michele Austin

    - Crack, directed by Peter King and produced by Joseph TaussigPrey, directed by Sunny King and produced by Stefano Moses

    - My Beautiful White Skin, directed and produced by Stuart Gatt

    The You Don’t Know Me category finalist is:

    - Prey,  directed by Sunny King and produced by Stefano Moses

     

    In the Things We Do For Love category:

    - Gracie, directed by Matthew Jacob Morgan and produced by Markus Meedt

    - The Roaring, directed by Amy Thompson and produced by Thomas Clarke and Katrina Teobald

    - White Awake, directed by Alex Kyrou and produced by Clare Shields

    The Things We Do For Love category finalist is:

    - Vintage Blood, directed by Abigail Blackmore and produced by Ed Barratt

     

    Links to view all shortlisted films are available on request. 


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    For the sixteenth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival. This year’s evening of films will be presented at the Echo Park Film Center. The show will start at 8:30 pm on Friday, December 18. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world. The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly. Pretty much, something for everyone (except children and clergy).
    Festival Director Elisha Shapiro commented, “Since 1999, we have been doing this film festival. And if there’s one thing nihilists like, it’s tradition…a tradition of twisted, offensive art that makes you laugh.”
    As a special feature, all those who bring their own televisions and arrive fifteen minutes early will be able to include their appliances in the traditional ritual Blessing of the Televisions.
    Nihilist Film Festival director Elisha Shapiro is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist.
    He is known for presenting the 1984 Nihilist Olympics and the 1999 Nihilism Expo. He was also the Nihilist Party candidate for Governor in 2006, for President in 1988, and for LA county sheriff in 1992. Most recently, Shapiro appeared as The Funniest Nihilist in the LA
    Fringe Festival.
     
    The Echo Park Film Center is located at 1200 N. Alvarado Street in Silverlake.
    Nihilist Christmas Special ticket prices are only 99 cents. More information is available at the Nihilists Corner website: www.nihilists.net and www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/cinema/schedule.html.
     

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    ★ Aaaaaaaah! (2015 / Comedy / UK / 79min) by Steve Oram with Julian Barratt, Holli Dempsey and Noel Fielding.

    ★ Crumbs (2015 / Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Ethiopia / 68min) by Miguel Llansó with Daniel Tadesse and Selam Tesfaye.

    ★ The Strongest Man (2015 / Comedy / USA / 99min ) by Kenny Riches with Lisa Banes, Ashly Burch and Paul Chamberlain.

    ★ Der Bunker (2015 / Comedy/Horror / DE / 85min) by Nikias Chryssos with Pit Bukowski, Daniel Fripan and Oona von Maydell.

    ★ Virgin Mountain (2015 / Drama / Iceland / 94min) by Dagur Kári with Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir and Sigurjón Kjartansson.

    ★ The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015 / Drama / UK / 100min) by Ben Rivers with Oliver Laxe.

    ★ End of Summer (2014 / Documentary / Denmark / 29min) by Jóhann Jóhannsson with music by Jóhann Jóhannsson with Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Plus a couple of other exciting shorts before every feature film.

     

    More about our films here: http://mmiff.com/program2015/ Tickets are on sale here: http://mmiff.com/tickets/

    Facebook: http://fb.com/events/800416133412655/

     

    After show parties with DJ sets by Tomaga (UK/Hands in Dark), Matti Gajek (DE/Monkeytown), Michael Rosen (DE/Digital in Berlin) and guests.

     

    The film festival takes place on the volcanic, flower-covered island of Madeira, in an almost 100 year old art-deco cinema with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. We feature challenging and fantastic films, a landscape to match and spring temperatures in December. With a limited capacity of 150 guests, this intimate and unique festival is set to be a magical and adventurous experience for cineastes.

     


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    NYC Indie Film Fest

    April 27 to May 1, 2016!


    Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2015

    NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYC Indie film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

    In addition to showcasing the best indie films to the entertainment industry and the NYC public, the festival will also offer a variety of prizes. During the 6th Annual Festival we gave away prizes with a total cash value of over 28,000 USD. 

    All screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

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    Hollyshorts Film Festival

    August 11 – 20, 2016

    Early Bird deadline February 5, 2016

    The 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference/Film Market, scheduled for August 11-20, 2016 at the world famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, is now accepting submissions. (www.withoutabox.com/login/4655)   HSFF, 4 times named to MovieMaker Magazine “Top 25 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” lists, has featured over 400 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Sofia Loren, Bill Plympton, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Felicia Day. 

    In 2015, HSFF awarded over $150,000 in prizes, including $60,000 in post services courtesy of COMPANY 3 and METHOD STUDIOS for Best Short, Director, Music Video, Cinematography, VFX, and Commercial, and $15,000 Grand Prize cash courtesy of ZYPE.  www.hollyshorts.com

     

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    Global Short Film Awards - New York & Cannes
    February 14- 15, 2016


    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    Global Short Film Awards recognize excellence in highly creative and imaginative films under 15 minutes long. These short films will be suitable to meet the increasing content demand for intelligent phones, digital and hand held devices as well as internet, commercial, art, science and educational applications. For the premier issue, finalists and a winner will be selected in 2-D and 3-D formats in each category. Submit online No cost to enter. Winners in each category will be announced February 15-16, 2016 in New York. Winning films will be shown during the Cannes Red Carpet Fashion and Awards event at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, France on May 21, 2016.

     

    Profile on filmfestivals.com I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Submit IContact Andres Aquino

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    WoFF: World of Film International Festival 
    September 29 – October 2, 2016


    Earlybird Deadline January 17, 2015

    In 2016, WoFF returns for its third edition with great energy and ideas, generated from a wonderful 2015 festival.

    Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers and female directors in our two main sections, First Features and The Female Perspective, respectively.

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    BlueCat Screenplay Competition

    Submit by November 15th

    Every entry receives script analysis.

    Our commitment is to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter. We provide each writer one written analysis while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with constructive feedback.

    Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

    2016 AWARDS

    BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY: $15,000 Grand Prize; Four Finalists: $2,500
    BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY: $10,000 Grand Prize; Three Finalists: $2,000

    INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

    Best Feature Screenplay from the UK $2,000
    Best Feature Screenplay from India $2,000
    Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK $2,000

    Entry Fee: $60 Shorts | $70 Features | $35 Student Shorts

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    San Francisco Green Film Festival

    April 14 – 20, 2016

    Regular Deadline November 20, 2015

     

    Be part of San Francisco's leading event for films & discussions about people and the planet.

    We are seeking compelling and relevant new films on the environment & sustainability. As well as the opportunity to screen your film in the San Francisco Bay Area, being a part of the Festival will connect you with local partners to support the ongoing success of your film.

     

    Now heading into its sixth year, the Festival is a hub for the eco-savvy and green-curious to meet filmmakers, environmental experts and campaigners to watch, discuss, and create ideas for a better world.
    SFGFF is also a member of the Green Film Network, which brings together the major film festivals around the globe that focus on environmental issues. (http://greenfilmnet.org)

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    Depth Of Field International Film Festival 
    March 31, 2016


    Regular Deadline  December 7, 2015

    Feedback: The one element most festivals ignore.

    Instead of paying submission fees and getting nothing in return, EVERYONE who submits to the Depth Of Field International Film Festival competition (DOFIFF.COM) will receive either one of two benefits: Either 1): your film is already competition calibre, and gets accepted/nominated to compete, OR 2): you will receive a letter outlining exactly what it is about your film that is keeping it from being accepted.

    First time filmmakers: when have you ever gotten a letter back from a festival giving you the chance to fix something, and resubmit it, for FREE?

    Giving you the chance to make corrections to your film does 3 things:
    -It gives you to chance to improve your product and make it more marketable.
    -It will enhance your chances of winning/being accepted AT OTHER FESTIVALS BESIDES OURS. That's more 'Official Selection' laurels for YOU.
    -It will give you forethought for your NEXT filmmaking endeavor, helping you to improve your craft (rejection letters also list the GOOD elements in your film that you should make an effort to keep).

    We have 20 genre categories to choose from, including Webisode, LGBT, Dust-Collector (pre-2008), Screenplays, Alternate Media, Art-house Film, TV Shows and Commercials, and many more. Submit to your niche and find out why filmmakers are saying we are the "the best, most helpful film festival" they've ever been associated with.


    Submit and use code DOFIFF15 for a limited-time 15% discount. 

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

    Extended Deadline 

    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. 

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

    This marks the 11th year for the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival. The MBIFF has continued to grow every year. We are open to all genres, and believe in the independent spirit of film . 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). Selected by Movie as Maker Magazine one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission, one of the top festivals in the world by Film International, and touted by many as one of the most important indendepent film festivals in the festival circuit . We are passionate about film and it shows!

    We have selected what we feel to be the most diverse panel in the film festival circuit. From professionals to film makers, liberals to conservatives. If a panel member has a problem with the content it will be placed with a panel member that does not find a problem with content. We are looking for projects that have, a vision, a story, and are done with passion.

    The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology.

    We look forward to viewing your film /project!

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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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    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.

     

    60 Second IFF's Blog on filmfestivals.com I Website Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact  Abrar Hassan

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

    Final deadline is February 2, 2016. 

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

    Submissions close April 15, 2016

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

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


    Submit by November 27, 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 I 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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    Garden State Film Festival March 31, 2016 to April 03, 2016

    Deadline: November 15, 2015

    The Garden State Film Festival's professional jury will select winning films in the following categories: Feature, Documentary in both short and feature length, Animation in both short and feature length, Short film, Music Video,Commercial, PSA and Trailers. There are separate awards for student films in all of the above categories (please state on notes which kind of student you are if it applies - Graduate, College, High School or younger) as well as the "Home Grown Awards" for films in all categories where 75% of principle photography is shot in the State of New Jersey.

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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.

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

    Submissions close December 5th 

    in partnership with filmfestivals.com

    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

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    We can offer Festival consulting and marketing services to fit your film ambitions.


    -          The 500€ Festival Fast Track 

    The Festival Fast Track service offers you a presence in the film showcase page with links and video streaming. The Film promotion Showcase is a combination of online services, (charged 500€ or about $690) that will bring recognition from our international audience who trust us as the only international media totally dedicated to the festival circuit. The Film promotion Showcase includes all those features: 

    Film directory Database listing of your film. Ready for a quick initial evaluation.

    - Your film and logo featured on the Showcase Section (linked from all pages) to highlight the film blog itself (example here) including a dedicated page.

    Newsletter messages:  2 runs to our newsletter audience of 197 000 (4 lines) sample

    Editorial on filmfestivals.com about your film, 1 article guaranteed.

    One week long banner campaign on our sites. 728X90 pixels

    - And we include your film in our monthly blast to festival programmers and other festival staffers 

     

    -          The 350€ Film Showcase Booster

    The package includes the previous packages benefits less the banner campaign.  

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    The package and includes your ad in the eBlast with 4 lines promo : visual, title, link to trailer, synopsis 190$ 150€ 

     

    We can also brainstorm with a range of packages include your film blog promotion with banners and newsletter ads  

    We can also discuss a Cannes presence as we are a regular partner of Cannes Market.

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    Dear Bruno,

    May people of all faiths band together in solidarity and support of freedom and peace. 
    Our deepest condolences to all of humanity of the loss of life in Paris. Let us all stand together in this terrible time.

    Best, Diane Raver
    Founder The Garden State Film Festival

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    From New York City to Paris.

    Our hearts and best wishes to the people of Paris. 

    We understand your horror but don't let it turn to fear!!  You are a great city and will be stronger from staying the city of love.

    Dennis Cieri Executive Director NYC Independent Film Festival

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    Dear Bruno
    Our thoughts and concerns are with you all in France, wishing that you and all of your families and friends are OK after this terrible savagery. Tony Manne

    Bristol Media International, Inc.

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    Peace, calm and resolve to act.

    Best wishes, Jacob Sebag & Associates, P.C. 

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    One of my favorite countries in the world: peace and love to all the French people. No mercy with the terrorists, wherever they are. Love and solidarity!

    Ricardo Freixá Executive Director P l u r a l  -  J e m p s a , SL

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    You have my support! 

    Jasmin Durakovic Depo doo

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    Glad to see you are ok. Hope all your family is ok as well. Our solidarity with all the people in Paris. Vive la France!

    Patricia Martin 

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    Prayers of peace for Paris, Bruno Chatelin and all friends in France.


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    Such horrific things happening in the world. My heart is with everyone in Paris. Please be safe and I love you , Bruno Chatelin....   thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Nomaan Agha Karawood International Film Festival Awards

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    Very sad at what happened yesterday,you feel the same pain,we felt on our twin tower 9/11 day.

    Watching tv feeling very sad,at the barbarian act.

    Kavita Thawani 

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    Glad to see Bruno Chatelin is safe, hope to hear from others soon.

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    Prayers for France; the victims and their families; and all the people who are dealing with the aftermath. People of Peace stand with you.

    Ethan Marten

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    Hi Bruno,

    Glad you are ok. I’m terribly sorry for what happened in Paris yesterday. The world has gone mad, I wish we could all live in peace and accept each other.

    Love,

    Lia Fietz Filmfestivals.com correspondent

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    I am praying for Paris and the world

    Vanessa McMahon Filmfestivals.com correspondent

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    Sending love your way, in #Paris& hope you're safe! XoQ

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    We are glad you are OK.
    Thoughts from the animation world.

    Warm Regards 
    Laurie Gordon | Director | MIAFF Montreal International Animation Film Festival

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    So thankful you are all ok. Sending love and prayers from California. 

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    Dear Bruno

    Our thoughts are with you 

    Best regards

    Anny Slater Festival Director The Good Dog! International Film Festival

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    Mal à mon pays. Mal à mon Paris.

    Antoine de Caunes  @antoinedecaunes

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    Bruno...all our love and support to you and the French nation throughout these horrific moments.

    Stay strong, determined and free of fear.

    Pituka Pituka Ortega Heilbron Panama International Film Festival

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    Our hearts and prayers are with you.
    Keep the light burning. Never fade out.

    Word Smith

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    Peace&Love for Paris

    Elena Nemykh Producer and director

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    Questa volta non restiamo in silenzio: Parigi ci appartiene

    Muri invisibili (Parigi ci appartiene)

    Federico Chiacchiari

    La guerra finisce quando i muri vengono abbattuti. Ma lo sappiamo bene: i muri più difficili da abbattere sono quelli invisibili agli occhi, i muri dei pregiudizi, i muri culturali.

    Dans Paris (Parigi ci appartiene)

    Simone Emiliani

    Non si può stare in silenzio. Ma non ci sono neanche le parole. C'è solo voglia di Parigi. Attraversata mentalmente come sul filo di The Walk prima di essere lì il prima possibile

    Non l’abbiamo “scampata”! (Parigi ci appartiene)

    Valentina Carnelutti

    Ma questa guerra è in corso da tempo! E questi morti e feriti e traumatizzati ci sono continuamente! E ci passano davanti e accanto e ci chiedono aiuto ogni giorno. (dal Blog di Valentina Carnelutti)

       

    Parigi, città aperta (Parigi ci appartiene)

    Lou Reed – John Cale – Nico – (Le-Bataclan – 1972) – Femme Fatale (Parigi ci appartiene)

    On January 29, 1972 Lou Reed and John Cale, founding members of the Velvet Underground, reunited with Nico, German actress, model and musician, for a special concert at le Bataclan nightclub in Paris.

    Peace for Paris (Parigi ci appartiene)

    Redazione Sentieri Selvaggi

    Questa volta non staremo in silenzio. Sconvolti, devastati dalle stragi di Parigi, abbiamo deciso di continuare a lavorare con i nostri strumenti, che sono il cinema e la cultura. Parigi ci appartiene 

    Redazione Sentieri Selvaggi

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    Dear Bruno,

     

    It is horrible what happened in Paris last night. And the world press and celebrities are informing us of it. 

    With reference to your first item, Justin Bieber did not draw that symbol of Peace for Paris. Read who the artist really is in this Slate article Meet the artist behind the Eiffel Tower peace sign drawing. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/11/14/paris_shooting_eiffel_tower_peace_sign_an_interview_with_artist_jean_jullien.html?wpsrc=sh_all_tab_tw_bot.

    In fact, the creator of the drawing was a French illustrator named Jean Jullien, who posted it to his Twitter page around midnight Paris-time with the caption “Peace for Paris,” and watched it swiftly take flight.

    Ken Chawkin

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    Bonjour Bruno, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of France! The radical Islamists are going to kill us all! And we are letting it happen! Fondly, with prayers.

    Hunter TODD & Kathleen Hanney WorldFest Houston

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    The Charleston International Film Festival accomplishes their mission to educate, entertain, and inspire by showcasing the works of veteran and emerging writers and filmmakers, from the U.S. and around the globe in the beautiful coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina.

    The five day event kicks off with an amazing Opening Night reception at the world class Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston, and continues with features, shorts, documentaries and animations of all genre and subject matter. Some of the many past interesting events for attendees have included a screenplay spectacular where live actors bring scripts to life on stage, Q&A's with industry pros Chris Brigham and Laray Mayfield, virtual production, editing, and principles of animation workshops, script to screen seminars, and even camera drone operations. (The Charleston International Film Festival is a 501(c)3non profit organization and offers workshops and seminars free of charge to attendees).

    We love to show Filmmakers and Screenwriters some southern hospitality in Charleston. In addition to the above, all are cordially invited to nightly socials, special photography and history tours, participation in interviews and podcasts, daily happy hours and meeting interesting new people in the inventivENVIRONMENTS Lounge, and of course the Awards Ceremony.

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    It's nearly time for the 25th Bath Film Festival (3 - 13 December)  

    The programme is confirmed and we're thrilled with with the line-up and want as many people as possible to come along and watch some great films in December. Any help you can provide in sharing/posting the below would be very much appreciated! (Feel free to tweak)

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    40 features

    11 Days

    16 Previews

    29 Shorts

    19 F-Rated Strand

    12 Special Guests

    Q&As with filmmakers and actors

    13 Feature Documentaries

    Family Films

    IMDb Awards

     

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    Bath Film Festival is 25 years old this year and is celebrating by screening a great selection of films 3 - 13 Dec, including previews, special guests, awards, feature docs and more. Have a look at the full line up here http://tinyurl.com/p2t7taj

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    Los Cabos International Film Festival held its second gala night, where celebrities, government officials, film-industry professionals and other Festival attendees gathered in a welcome cocktail presented by the Quebecois delegation.
     
    During the ceremony, the Festival revealed its intention to help filmmakers to find new paths for finishing and distributing their works. That is why the Festival has created film-industry alliances with partners such as the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film,IFP from New York, Strategic Partners from Canada, Cine-Link Sarajevo Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute.





    Cabos TV was also presented as our response to the global trend whereby cinema actors and directors are beginning to be active in television, TV writers are starting to make independent films, and a generation that has gradually begun to consume both TV and movies alike via their mobile devices is watching TV series with cinematographic production value.
     
    Lucía Puenzo, who has directed Cromo and films such as Wakolda, XXY and The Fish Child, presented an advance of what will be the Latin American Premiere of this 13-episode TV Series, which will be shown tomorrow –Friday, November 13th– at Cinemex Puerto Paraíso in a condensed version. 
     

     



    Nicolás an Lucía Puenzo, director of Cromo


    The Festival is honored to present four production teams from the film industry that are making the TV’s world tremble. Leo Zimbrón is showing Club de Cuervos, Netflix's First Spanish-Language Series, and his series in development stage, Dunas, along with Edgar Sanjuan; Room Service will be showing the series produced with Sony, El Dandy, as well as pitching Vida Stereo; and the creators of the Canadian hit, Book of Negroes, will be coming to Los Cabos with The Lincoln County War. This will be enriched by a select delegation of executives from HBO, Netflix, Sundance TV, Awesomeness, among others.
     
    To close the gala event, Carol had its Latin American Premiere. This film was directed by Todd Haynes, with great performances by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who won the Best Actress Award and the Queer Palm this year at Cannes.
     
    In this fourth edition, Los Cabos International Film Festival dresses for a gala every night to let Mexico, USA and Canada showcase their best films to the world.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    The third Los Cabos International Film Festival’s gala event was presented by Mexican actor and director Eugenio Derbez and Mexican actress Johanna Murillo, in a ceremony to celebrate the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund (GFFF).
     
    This film fund, which honors one of the most outstanding cinematographers in the world, offers support every year for projects in development stage and, in collaboration with Labodigital, supports films in post-production stage.

     

     
    Awards of the two programs were presented by Jorge Sánchez Sosa, Director of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) and GFFF’s promoter.
     
    In the first place, a jury formed by Cristina Garza (Mundial), Santiago de la Paz (Nómadas) and Cynthia Wiesner (Wiesner Distribution) awarded two prizes worth USD 52,000 each in post-production services provided by Labodigital to: Kyzza Terrazas’Somos lengua and Rodrigo Cervantes’Los paisajes.


     
    In the second place, a jury formed by Molly O’Keefe (Tribeca Film Institute), Ségolène Roederer (Québec Cinéma) and Mirsad Purivatra (Sarajevo Film Festival) awarded prizes worth USD 5,000 each to seven projects in development stage: Marcelino Islas’ History Lessons, Gustavo Gamou’s F.B.I., Pau Ortiz’ Outside of Prison, Luciana Kaplan’s Rush Hour, Andrea Pallaoro’s Beauty Salon, Pedro García Mejía’s Tree, and Skin Deep by Paulina del Paso and Elsa Miller.
     
    For the first time, the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund rewards a project from North America. In collaboration with Labodigital, the Festival selected one film from the Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Film Fund to be awarded a prize worth USD 52,000 in post-production services. This prize was presented by LabodigitalDirectorCharles Barthe to Jeff Unay for his film Grey Water.
     
    Finally, María Carranza presented the Splendor-Omnia Mantarraya post-production prize of USD 25,000 to Nicolás Celis, producer of the winner film, Soy negro.
     


    During the ceremony, a new program was launched: the Spotlight, this time devoted to the short but solid career of a young US talented filmmaker from the NYU: Alex Ross Perry.
     
    After having competed in our 2014 edition with Listen Up Phillip, this year Ross Perry presents his first work, Impolex, his sophomore film, The Color Wheel, and his most recent work, Queen of Earth, in a complete retrospective that shows the maturity and profoundness he has reached. Sean Price Williams, his cinematographer and loyal collaborator, presented this award.
     


    Closing with a final flourish, Canadian director Atom Egoyan presented the Mexican Premiere of his most recent film, Remember, accompanied by his production team: Ari Lantos, Gerardo Gatica, Alberto Muffelman and Moisés Cosio. This film competed at the Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Vittorio Veneto Award.
     
    One more year, Los Cabos International Film Festival continues to be the festival that awards the largest number of prizes in all of Latin America, with more than USD 480,000 in prizes on this edition.
     
     

     
     
     

     

     

     

     


     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     


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    Interview with Steve Solot of LATC (Latin American Training Center Brazil) at AFM

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    NYC Indie Film Fest

    April 27 to May 1, 2016!


    Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2015

    NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. During the 6th Annual Festival we gave away prizes with a total cash value of over 28,000 USD. All screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

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    Hollyshorts Film Festival

    August 11 – 20, 2016

    Early Bird deadline February 5, 2016

    The 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference/Film Market, scheduled for August 11-20, 2016 at the world famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, is now accepting submissions.  HSFF, 4 times named to MovieMaker Magazine “Top 25 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” lists, has featured over 400 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Sofia Loren, Bill Plympton, Anthony and Joe Russo, and Felicia Day. 

    In 2015, HSFF awarded over $150,000 in prizes, including $60,000 in post services for Best Short, Director, Music Video, Cinematography, VFX, and Commercial, and $15,000 Grand Prize cash .  www.hollyshorts.com

     

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    Global Short Film Awards - New York & Cannes
    February 14- 15, 2016


    Deadline: January 15, 2016

    Global Short Film Awards recognize excellence in highly creative and imaginative films under 15 minutes long. These short films will be suitable to meet the increasing content demand for intelligent phones, digital and hand held devices as well as internet, commercial, art, science and educational applications. For the premier issue, finalists and a winner will be selected in 2-D and 3-D formats in each category. Submit online No cost to enter. Winners in each category will be announced February 15-16, 2016 in New York. Winning films will be shown during the Cannes Red Carpet Fashion and Awards event at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, France on May 21, 2016.

     

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    WoFF: World of Film International Festival 
    September 29 – October 2, 2016


    Earlybird Deadline January 17, 2015

    In 2016, WoFF returns for its third edition with great energy and ideas, generated from a wonderful 2015 festival.

    Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers and female directors in our two main sections, First Features and The Female Perspective, respectively.

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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 has been ranked one of the top 25 film festivals in the World worth the submission by Movie Maker Magazine, rankedd one of the best by Film International and billed as "The East Coast's answer to the Sundance Film Festival". 

    The Festival is open to all projects, with a special "Anything Goes" category. 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). 

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

    Deadline extended

    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.

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

    Montreal  International Animation Film Festival FESTIVAL DATES June 2-5 2016 Montreal Canada Le MIAFF! is a people's film festival and industry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology.  All genres and forms are welcome. Awards & Prizes Software and other award prizes. Visibility in our travelling shows in Berlin, Cannes, Annecy, Glasgow and more. Check 2015 fantastic programming on the website.

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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

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


    Submit by November 27, 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 at our 5th year anniversary!

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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.

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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) 
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    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.
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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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    Theatres in Paris closed today, 2 festivals cancelled, Made in France postponed, cinema is mourning

    Most cinemas in Paris will stay closed this saturday, a few hours after the tragic events in our capital Pathé, Gaumont UGC, MK2 announced their decision this morning. Two festivals have announced that they will postpone the event. A very hard decision which Pessac Festival of History and Villeurbanne short film fest just announced. Filmfestivals.com team is safe, though the events happened close to our offices. The film Made in France has been postponed in view...
     

    The film Made in France has been postponed in view of the tragic events in Paris

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    "Peace & Love in Paris" by Justin Bieber

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    Three Long Years 10th Anniversary Viral Release Party

     
    By Maria Esteves The 10th Anniversary of THREE LONG YEARS, directed/written by Peter Welch celebrated the online movie viral release at Empire Hotel Rooftop, New York, Thursday, September 24, 2015. Hosted by Keith Collins, KCM, Inc., attendees at the private event included cast members Robert McKay (Dr. Ganzy), Hank Eulau (Lenny); celebrity guests piano composer Richard Trifan, Deborah Larissa and Ekayani. From directing, to writing, to acting Peter Welch's THREE LONG YEARS is a 2003 Ameri...
     

    Hollyshorts Monthly Screenings return November 19th

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    “White Ninja”, the first narrative series developed for the Vine platform, will premiere at the Whistler Film Festival

      “White Ninja”, the first narrative series developed for the Vine platform, will premiere at the Whistler Film Festival December 5th and on the “White Ninja” Vine channel (vine.co/WhiteNinja). The launch will coincide with a panel on digital distribution that features “White Ninja” producers Tyler Funk, David Kaye, and Jameson Parker. The panel is part of the Content Connections program “Stream Big” at the Whistler Summit on Saturday, Dece...
     

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    Review: In Jackson Heights

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    LIFF29 opened with a Magical Night of Film

     
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    Los Cabos Film Festival presented its third gala, Remember, the Spotlight to Alex Ross Perry and the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund’

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    Los Cabos Film Festival opens its second gala night with Carol and launches Cabos TV

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    25th Bath Film Festival highlights

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    Madeira Micro Film Festival The Official Program

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    2015 Nihilist Film Fest Comes to Echo Park Film Center

     
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    The TriForce Short Film Festival 2015 (TFSFF) announced the shortlisted films

     
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    MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, III

    MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, III For me, MFF 17 began on 31st October, with Star India’s Movie Mela (Fair), India's first movie carnival, where, over the whole day, a reported two thousand movie fans and celebrities tuned-up. The event was open to all delegates and was held at Mehboob Studios, in Bandra, founded by one India’s greatest ever film-makers, Mehboob Khan. It was kicked off with a session by director Rajkumar Hirani (Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, PK) and his writer,...
     

     

    Oklahoma's Tribal Film Festival partners with TribalTV to bring important films from around the world and Keep the stories Alive

    Oklahoma's Tribal Film Festival has partnered with TribalTV to bring entertaining, thought-provoking, important films from around the world – to us.  The festival showcases unique stories of untold history and narratives that Mainstream media ignores.    Filmmakers have the opportunity for possible distribution through TribalTV, if they choose.  TribalTV is a new broadband channel under the umbrella of the established TV4 Entertainment, Inc., whose super-distrib...
     

    MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, II

    MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, part I  MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, II                                       Kiran Rao and Anupama Chandra Come 28 October, and we learnt that the inauguration of Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival would be held on 29th October in open-air at Mumbai’s most famous landmark, the Gateway of India. It was also learnt that the inaugural fi...
     

    Panavision Presents Cinematography Workshops at Camerimage;

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    'Liza, the Fox-Fairy', 'The Prime of Life' Win CDFF Audience Awards

      9 November 2015 For Immediate release   OTTAWA, ON – The credits have rolled and the ballots are in! The audiences of the second annual Cellar Door Film Festival name Liza, the Fox-Fairy (Liza, a rókatündér) and The Prime of Life (La force de l‘âge) as the winners of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film, respectively. Liza, the Fox-Fairy, directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros, is a dark fantasy/comedy f...
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    AFI FEST 2015 Award Winners Announced

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    2015 Daily Life Women of the Year Awards Nominations close

     
    Nominations are set to close from next Monday for the 2015 Daily Life Women of the Year Awards at DailyLife.com.au The annual awards, presented this year by ANZ, support and celebrate women who have gone above and beyond to inspire, influence or effect change in the past 12 months. Nominations for the awards aren't restricted to high profile women, and can include activists, scientists, journalists, business leaders and everyday citizens who have sparked ...
     

    The nominees for the 2015 Rose d’Or Awards were announced today by EUROVISION

     
    The nominees for the 2015 Rose d’Or Awards were announced today by EUROVISION, organisers of the prestigious international entertainment programme awards. A record number of submissions were received for the Awards to be announced on December 9th at a ceremony at the British Museum in London. Over 400 programmes were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or Awards. 377 television and 82 radio entries were recei...
     

    International Family Film Festival Awards with 20th anniversary celebrations

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    PLURAL+ 2015 announces its three International Jury Winners:

      Selected from more than 240 video submissions from 59 countries worldwide, PLURAL+ 2015 is thrilled to announce its three International Jury Winners: UN DRÖLE DE COCO, Belgium, Camera-etc. – Category up to 12 years old AIRSTRIP, Canada, Ms. Haylee Nottaway, with Wapikoni Mobile – Category 13-17 years old BLUE, Philippines, Mr. Breech Harani &nd...
     

    'Liza, the Fox-Fairy', 'The Prime of Life' Win CDFF Audience Awards

    The credits have rolled and the ballots are in! The audiences of the second annual Cellar Door Film Festival name Liza, the Fox-Fairy (Liza, a rókatündér) and The Prime of Life (La force de l‘âge) as the winners of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film, respectively. Liza, the Fox-Fairy, directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros, is a dark fantasy/comedy f...
     

    VTIFF 2015 Award Winners:

    Congratulations to all of the Vermont Filmmakers Showcase Award winners at ‪VTIFF 2015! "Pillow Talk" - Lincoln Hayes & Rachel Riendeau Hayes for Best Screenwriting & The James Goldstone Award "Headliner" - Cal Hopwood & Michael Fisher for Best Cinematography "Sabra" - Bill Phillips for Bes...
     

    Director Shaz Bennett and producer Melanie Miller emerge as US in Progress winners for "Alaska is a Drag"!

    Director Shaz BenAAett and producer Melanie Miller emerge as US in Progress winners for Alaska is a Drag! The 5th edition of the US in Progress co-production forum was held on October 22-23, 2015, during the 6th American Film Festival in Wrocław. Director Shaz Bennett and producer Melanie Miller acquired most awards and therefore emerged as US in Progress winners for Alaska is a Drag. ...
     

    Brent Green and Thyra Heder Win $15,000 to Develop Feature Screenplay for Their Stop-Motion Animation Project Over the Eaves

      The San Francisco Film Society today announced that Brent Green and Thyra Heder have been selected to receive this year's $15,000 SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant for development of their script Over the Eaves. The SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant is awarded in the fall of each year to writers residing in the United States who have been practicing for at least five years and who have previously written a minimum of one feature scr...
     

    Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival in Launceston announces 2015 Innovative Tasmania Awards

     
    Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival in Launceston, is pleased to announce the inaugural 2015 Innovative Tasmania Awards.   The Awards, presented at Tasmania Design Centre Launceston, recognise innovations that have had an impact on Tasmania in any sector of life from past to present day.   The general public, innovators and interested Tasmanians were asked to rate the most innovative idea in the five categories including: Food and Beverage Production; Science,...
     

    Nominations for the European Fim Awards 2015

     
    NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2015 At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 28th European Film Awards. The more than 3,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 12 December in Berlin.  Nominated are:  ...
     

    Kuala Lumpur ENco Film Festival Wrap and Awards

     
    IT’S A WRAP! THE 8TH KLEFF WAS A ROARING SUCCESS! The 8th KLEFF held from 16th-18th October 2015 at MAP Publika was an astounding success and saw the culmination of various important partners and stakeholders ranging from indigenous advocacy groups, to environmental NGOs, film making experts and production houses, to green entrepreneurs. So to take you through some of the exciting components of the recent festival, do check out the festival highlights reports below. A special thank yo...
     

    First prizes awarded at the 25th FilmFestival Cottbus

     
    The first award winners have been decided upon: On Thursday, 5 November, 2015, the "From Cottbus to Cinema" Distribution Support Prize for a Festival Film was awarded during an event of the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus. The support prize endowed with up to 20,000 euros donated by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, was bestowed upon HEAVENLY NOMADIC (Mirlan Abdykalykov | Kyrgyzstan 2015), which will be released in Germany by the film distributi...
     

    Robert Pejo's PAW / MANCS won the Main Prize of Schlingel Film Festival

    Robert Pejo's PAW / MANCS won the Main Prize of Schlingel Film Festival, Chemnitz - "The story of PAW really touched us. The actors embodied their roles convincingly. With its imported animations, the exciting film was able to make us laugh time and time again. It is a film for the entire family since it is about everyday problems we experience day after day. We were especially excited by the four-legged-animal’s loyalty and extraordinary senses." - said European Children&r...
     

    Actor Alfie Allen Receives Rising Star Award @ Savannah Film Festival

    Actor Alfie Allen is posing with his Rising Star Award prior to his presentation during Day Four of 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival Presented By SCAD at Trustees Theater on October 28, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD)   English actor Alfie Evan James Allen (29) is internationally known for portraying Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series Game of Thrones....
     

    Awards Announced - 2015 Chicago International Children's Film Festival

      And the Winners Are. . .     2015 AWARD WINNERS Special Prizes The 2015 Best of Fest Award Simon Rouby, Adama (France, 2015) Programmer's Choice Award 2nd Prize, Animated Feature Film Alê Abreu, Boy and the World (Brazil, 2013) The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Prize—Best Film by an Emerging Director Eloi Henriod, The Little Blond Boy with a White Sheep ...
     

    Moët British Independent Film Awards: Nominations announced

      The Lobster leads the nominations with 7 45 Years and Macbeth have 6 nominations each. Amy, Brooklyn and Ex Machina have 5. 4 nominations for High-Rise and Suffragette 28 different British films nominated The Lobster topped the list of nominations for the Moët British Independent Film Awards, announced this morning. The film is nominated for Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Producer of the Year. Colin Farrell is nominated for Best Actor and Ol...
     

    The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

     Closing Ceremony was held at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills tonight and the winners to the awards were announced.  Tokyo Grand Prix "Nise - The Heart of Madness" -$50,000 Special Jury Prize  "All Three of Us" - $20,000 Award for Best Director  Mustafa Kara&nbs...  

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    The Future of Festivals   The last frontier of the “tribal gathering” according to Seth Godin is the festival. With expansion in every festival vertical under the sun, the death of the festival is greatly exaggerated. Let’s hear from our team of experts in food, wine, music & film about where we are heading in the industry The panel will be hosted by Laurie Kirby, AboutFest / FestForward co founder. Speakers     ...
     

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    THX Appoints Ty Ahmad-Taylor Entertainment Technology Veteran As CEO

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    Italian Director Nanni Moretti and Actor John Turturro to Walk the Red Carpet at Denver Film Festival

     
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    The Retrospective of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival is dedicated to the year 1966, a turning point in German cinema dating back fifty years. An atmosphere of change prevails: in the West, auteur filmmakers challenge the contradictions of the economic miracle, in the East, young directors question everyday life under socialism. The New German Cinema manages to make an international breakthrough, whereas in East Germany, as a result of the 11th plenum of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) in December 1965, almost half of all DEFA feature films intended for theatrical release in 1966, are banned. With that abrupt end to concurrent developments, opportunities for mutual appreciation were also lost. The Retrospective aims to counter that with its overview of films from both sides.

    “The year 1966 stands for extraordinary films in the West and the East, films which broke new artistic ground. The Retrospective 2016 shows the audacious revolt and tentative exploration in a time of transition”, remarks festival director Dieter Kosslick.

    The Retrospective includes around 20 East and West German feature and documentary films from cinema and television. Additionally, more than 30 films of short and medium length - a typical format at the time - will feature in film programmes and as supporting films.

    Four years after the authors of the Oberhausen Manifesto proclaimed “The old film is dead. We believe in the new one”, the New German Cinema for the first time receives critical acclaim at important film festivals: The Berlinale awards Peter Schamoni’s debut Schonzeit für Füchse (No Shooting Time for Foxes, West Germany 1966) with a Silver Bear, Volker Schlöndorff’s film Der junge Törless (Young Törless, West Germany / France 1966) receives the film critics prize in Cannes, while Alexander Kluge’s Abschied von Gestern (Yesterday Girl, West Germany 1966) wins the Silver Lion in Venice.

    By contrast, DEFA productions that openly question the contradictions of so-called ‘real existing socialism’, are banned and in most cases première only years or even decades later. Two of such ‘forbidden films’, Hermann Zschoche’s Karla (Carla, East Germany 1965/1990), and Jürgen Böttcher’s Jahrgang 45 (Born in ’45, East Germany 1966/1990) will be shown at the Retrospective. Presenting these films in their censored versions, as they were when they were aborted, as well as how they were eventually released in 1990, will reveal the discrepancy between the two. A short documentary by Kurt Tetzlaff will also be shown in two versions: Es genügt nicht 18 zu sein (censored version: Guten Tag – das sind wir, both East Germany 1966).

    But as different as conditions may have been, the auteur films from the West and the studio productions from the East have much in common. The protagonists are drifters, rebels or searchers. Like the dockworker, who roams the streets of Hamburg on a sleepless night (Jimmy Orpheus, Roland Klick, West Germany 1966). Or the rebellious brigadier Balla in Spur der Steine (Trace of Stones, Frank Beyer, East Germany 1966), a film that ran in the cinemas for only three days before it too was banned. Or Helene Raupe in Fräulein Schmetterling (Miss Butterfly, Kurt Barthel, East Germany 1965 / Germany 2005), who longs for self-realisation. The film was censored and never completed. Using an experimental form, it contrasts Helene’s unadorned day-to-day life and her professional defeats with her fantasy world.

     

    For most of the female protagonists of the DEFA films, it is normal to have a career, not so in the West. Along with contraception, abortion and adultery, these are issues that are openly addressed by female protagonists in Es (Ulrich Schamoni, West Germany 1966), Playgirl (Will Tremper, West Germany 1966) and Mahlzeiten (Lust for Love, Edgar Reitz, West Germany 1966/67). From 1966, the founding of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb), as well as other film schools, leads to a professionalisation of film education in West Germany. As a consequence, young women directors, who will go on to shape German cinema, make their mark with their first works. “It was important to us to include early short films by directors such as Jeanine Meerapfel, May Spils, Helke Sander, Ula Stöckl and the DEFA documentarian Gitta Nickel in our programme”, says Rainer Rother, Head of the Retrospective and Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kinemathek.

    For the Retrospective, Bertz + Fischer Verlag will publish a richly illustrated book in German, including essays by renowned authors, as well as historical documents and photos, some of which have hitherto not been published.

    For the first time, the Program Gallery of the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen will be supplementing the Retrospective with a special exhibition, showcasing a wide selection of TV programmes from the year 1966.

    The Retrospective film programme will once again be complemented by numerous events at the Deutsche Kinemathek. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, has been a partner of the Retrospective since 2011 and will be presenting the films in April 2016.

    For the third year running, the Retrospective and Homage will be supported by their section partner, the long-established watch manu­facturer Glashütte Original, a co-partner of the Berlinale since 2011.

    Special thanks for their support also go to German Films and the partners of this year’s programme, the DEFA Foundation and the Federal Film Archive. 


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    MFF 17, by Jio-MAMI, Festival Diary, IV

    At film festivals, the experience of watching films is like no other. You have many choices, depending on the venue, and the option of walking out of one ‘bad’ film into another unknown entity, just next door, trying pot-luck. Advance booking, the norm at MFF, means that you might never ever succeed in getting a ticket, given that the number of delegates and media-persons always far outweighs the number of seats available, often by 3:1 or 4:1, and the seat goes to whoever hits the mouse or the touch screen first. The only reason one does get some to see some films in the end is the theory of supply and demand.

    Some films are in great demand, others not so. The latter often play to empty halls, while the former have a serpentine queue of hopefuls, who patiently wait for up to an hour or two, anticipating substantial ‘no show’ turn out. Indeed, there have been occasions in MFF when the capacity was, say 300, the show was ‘sold out’, and yet there were not more than 100 persons in the auditorium at the start of the show, a bonanza for the ‘unreserved’ class, that often included ‘yours truly’.

    Needless to say, tastes differ dramatically. Some raved films make you wonder how they even made the cut, the odd mouse arrives with a roar, and the rest fill the bill. At any good film festival, more than 20% films rate ***1/2 or above. So-so festivals tip 15%, while if the really watchable film percentage is less than 10, it’s a waste of precious time and precious human resource. MFF 17 was in the 15% category, based on the films I could sit through and those that I had to escape from.

    I am scanning the catalogue, and recalling the films that I saw at Jio MAMI’s 17th MFF, page-wise/alphabetically.

    Un+Une/One Plus One was the much looked forward to film. Since it was directed and co-written by Frenchman Claude Lelouch, whose Un Homme et Une Femme (1966) was successfully remade in Hindi by Ramesh Sippy (who later directed the all time cult classic, Sholay) as Andaz. It was given pride of place, as the closing film, probably because it is set partly in India and the locale of Varanasi (wonder why the other de rigueur foreign film unit favourite, Jaipur, was bypassed!). Carefully characterised and earnestly acted, the film still proved an overall disappointment. It is extremely verbose, and a translucent, clever re-working of Un Homme et Une Femme, exploring relationships between married couples as well as those who play by the ear, making a strong case for ‘opposites attract’. Great music, not so great Indian participation (Rahul Vohra, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Abhisek Krishnan) and just about passable narrative—leads me to give it **1/2.

    Volcano (Guatemala-France), directed by Jayro Bustamante, was, for me, the mouse that roared. A masterly natural essay about the plight of Red Indians in modern day Gautemala, set against the volcano that separates the country from Mexico, and symbolically holds them back from migration to the USA, the film has mind-boggling performances from actors most probably playing themselves. It won an award, and richly deserved too. Rating: ****

    Using minimalist technique, Bi Gan’s Chinese film Kaili Blues about loneliness, family issues and the inevitable modernisation of the countryside, was another surprise packet. It is indulgent, slow and detached, plays around with time and sequential order, but makes a profound impact when you begin to sink into it. Let’s go with ***1/2.

     

    Mina Walking required brave-heart Canadian/Afghan writer-director Yosef Baraki to make it, in guerilla style. Exploding several myths about young girls in present-day Afghanistan (Kabir Khan, you must see Mina Walking!), it uses the milieu of everyday occurrences and a few stereo-types too, assemble a must-watch movie. Acting is a treat to watch. The only minus points would be the constantly jerky, hand-held camera, and the fact that it is shot with one camera, in available light. Considering the genre, one might overlook these shortcomings, and even applaud the feature film of the debutant director, as Mina is Walking tall. Another winner at the festival, it corners ****.

    For an Iranian film, 105 minutes is considered long. Writer-director Behtash Sanaeeha makes Risk of Acid Rain seem longer. Never judgemental, the film frames the lives of a desolate retired company junior executive based in a province, and his encounters with various individuals in Teheran, whose lives he touches. It’s grim if you go with the protagonist, but optimistic when you peep into the lives of the younger generation of characters, who go with the flow. Amazing that even a somewhat disappointing Iranian film manages ***.

    Blame it on the hype, if you like. Ram Reddy’s Thithi, touted by some as the best Indian film a decade, is not even the best Indian film in month. It gets off to a good, humorous start, and then peters out into the kind of matrix that looked really hilarious in the comedy fest, Maalaamaal Weekly, but seems completely out of place in a film that apparently deals with the more contemplative side of village life, using sarcasm rather than slapstick. To add to my woes, the air-conditioning failed in this show, and a seat below the hot air-duct, in a packed house, was not the ideal place to watch Thithi from. All attempts to get the A/C functioning, or finding another seat, failed, and I missed some 20 minutes of the film in the process. No rating, though I was told that the film catches on in the second half, but ratings cannot be based on hearsay. And, yes, it did win a prize.

    Let’s move on now from the Competition Section to the India Gold section. A few minutes into Chauthi Koot (India, Gurvinder Singh), I could not help feeling I was watching Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (2011). Later, I read that CK was the second feature of Gurvinder, who had made AGDD. A huge Mani Kaul disciple, he had made the earlier film under Kaul’s guidance, but Kaul died before it could get completed. There is a lot of Kaul in both films. Both are shot mainly outdoors, in low, available light, both brood and brood, characters in both films take long pauses before speaking, probably in an attempt to let the painting like ambience sink in, and both films convey very little through dialogue. In Chauthi Koot, the backdrop is the high level of mistrust between Hindus and Sikhs, following the Khalistan agitation of the 1980s, the killing of a Sikh Guru and his followers in a military operation and the assassination of India’s Prime Minister by her two Sikh body-guards. It is slightly easier on the senses than AGDD, but the extensive footage devoted to a dog detracts from the social commentary that the film sets about to make. Rather late into the film, I made my way towards the ‘paanchveen koot’ (fifth direction), the exit. Unless some magic surfaced in the final moments, the award it bagged must have been for the vast gaps in comprehension that audiences find themselves facing when viewing deeply indulgent cinema.

    There’s more to say. But with the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) coming up in Goa, in a couple of days, we’ll have to wait.


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    IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, I

    It began, like Ameen Sayani’s legendary film music popularity countdown show, Binaca Geetmala, in 1952, a few months after I was born. The first International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in 1952, in Bombay, which was at that time, a state in itself. It was a non-competitive festival and ran for a fortnight. Twenty three countries, including host India, participated, along with the United Nations Organisation. 52 feature films and 115 documentaries, scientific films, cartoons, puppetry-based, educational and children films, were screened. A special feature of the inaugural function of the festival was the re-screening of the first film shown in Bombay, by the Lumière Brothers, 56 years earlier, in 1896.

    It was nine long years before the second IFFI edition came up, at Delhi, in 1961. This festival was also non-competitive. Competition was introduced in the third edition, in 1965, and with an A gradation by the Paris-based Federation International de Producers de Films (FIAFP), it came on par with Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Karlovy Vary and Moscow festivals.

    Thirty four countries participated in the fourth IFFI, 1969. The Government of India instituted national film awards in this edition. Thirty such awards were classified under three sections--films as art, films as communication and for special shorts films. I was 17 going on 18, an age that would soon allow me to attend film festivals, and that year was the first time I heard about IFFI. I also managed to see Akira Kurosawa’s landmark films, Red Beard and Rashomon, at private film society screenings in Mumbai. These two Japanese films opened my eyes to a world I never knew existed. When was IFFI coming to Bombay?

    Delhi 1974 saw India adopting a permanent insignia: a representation of the peacock, India’s national bird, with a permanent motto of the festival ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The whole world is a family). Till date, the peacock appears in various shapes and forms, on all festival paraphernalia as well as the animated video that precedes every screening. The same year, it was also decided to hold a non-competitive festival of films (Filmotsav, which, translated, means ‘film-festival’), alternating with IFFI. By this time, I was running a film society and viewing films that would never make it to cinema halls, both on account of their content and language (non-English).

    IFFI came to Bombay too, but under another name: Filmotsav. Taking the shape of a travelling festival, IFFI stayed in Delhi for its competitive avatar, while a non-competitive version travelled from metro to metro city, every alternate year. 1976 saw it land in Mumbai, and I was part of the organising and selecting committees. It came back again as Filmotsav, in 1984, when I still played a small part in the organising.

    The significant change in the 12th IFFI, held in Delhi in 1989, was that it was made non-competitive, following a decision taken in August 1988, by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, that the state sponsored film festivals, in future, would be non-competitive, and that all festivals would be called IFFI, marking the end of Filmostavs. Hence, the festival held in Calcutta was called the 21st IFFI, instead of Filmotsav 90. Another important decision taken in 1989 was that IFFI will hence-forth be of 10 days’ duration only. Many reasons were forwarded for these changes, but I cannot comment on their veracity or accuracy. The general feeling was that IFFI did not attract the better films for competition since it was yet to achieve the heights of other major competing fests, and that 14 days meant higher costs, so the pruning to 10 days was mandatory, as an austerity measure. Never mind. I was by now an IFFI addict, and braved the 3-20 ̊ C temperatures that greeted us in the Januaries of New Delhi.

    During 1996-2004, when I was based in Singapore, I managed to attend at least six of the eight IFFIs, at great cost, both to the pocket and to my career. The last IFFI held in New Delhi was its 34th edition, from October 9-19, 2003, when I was back to Mumbai for good. The 35th IFFI was held in Goa, shifting to the tourist paradise for the first time, from November 29 to December 9, 2004, making Goa the permanent venue. Since then, IFFI is being held in Panaji, Goa every year. It is just pre-festive season in the state, and hotels, food and travel are just below the sky-high level that they touch mid-December to February. 


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    IFFI Goa 2015, Festival Diary, II

    To be held from November 20th to 30 2015 in Panaji, Goa, Goa, the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will showcase movies across several sections, including World Cinema, Indian Panorama, Country Focus, International Competition, Retrospectives, Tributes, First Cut, Workshops, Master Classes,  and more. IFFI is organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India, in association with the State Government of Goa.

    The Indian Panorama section will showcase 26 Feature and 21 Non-Feature films. Selected by a jury, led by well-known film-maker from the North-East, Aribam Syam Sharma, comprised 13 members, who deliberated over 28 days.

    The final list of selected films contains 7 Bengali, 1 Bodo (spoken in Assam), 5 Hindi, 1 Kannada, 1 Konkani, 4 Malayalam, 4 Marathi, 1 Sanskrit, 1 Tamil, 1 Wancho (spoken in Arunachal Pradesh) films. 

    Directed by Vinod Mankara, Priyamanasam is the only third movie ever to be made in Sanskrit, and is based on one of the greatest poets who lived in Kerala during the late 17th century, Unnayi Warrier, and wrote the masterpiece, Nalacharitham Attakadha.

    Directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta, the Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa (the strange tale of Anwar) is the story of a detective called Anwar, who suddenly decides to follow himself and not anyone else.   

    Radiopetti, the first Tamil film to win an award at the Busan Film Festival, is the a story of an old man, Arunachalam, who finds solace in his past, especially when listening to musical melodies of his younger days, on a vintage radio set that his father gave him. The Head Hunter, directed by Mumbai-based film-maker from Assam Nilanjan Datta, is the first film in the Wancho language of Arunachal Pradesh. The film revolves around an old man from a forgotten tribe of India, dreaded for its practice of head hunting.

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a commercial block-buster that makes a strong case for cross-border amity. Rajkahini, The Silence, Masaan, Dau Huduni Methai and Court have been screened at other festivals in Mumbai and elsewhere. Masaan, I can confirm, is an achievement, no less.  Rajkahini flattered to deceive, while The Silence was a let-down. Manju Borah has made better films than Dau Huduni Methai. Hope to catch Bajrangi at IFFI.

    Selection

    Feature Films

    Sr. No.

    Title of Film

    Language

    Director

    1.

    Radiopetti

    Tamil

    Hari Viswanath

    2.

    Nanu Avanalla…….Avalu

    Kannada

    B.S. Lingadevaru

    3.

    Ramsingh Charile

    Hindi

    Nitin Kakkar

    4.

    The Head Hunter

    Wancho (Arunachali)

    Nilanjan Datta

    5.

    Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa

    Hindi

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta

    6.

    Rajkahini

    Bengali

    Srijit Mukherji

    7.

    Pakaram

    Bengali

    Sankar Debnath

    8.

    Nachom-ia Kumpasar

    Konkani

    Bardroy Barretto

    9.

    Lukka Chuppi

    Malayalam

    Bash Mohammed

    10.

    The Silence

    Marathi

    Gajendra Ahire

    11.

    Nanak Shah Fakir

    Hindi

    A.K. Bir

    12.

    Priyamanasam

    Sanskrit

    Vinod Mankara

    13.

    Sohra Bridge

    Bengali

    Bappaditya Bandopadhyay

    14.

    Ottaal

    Malayalam

    Jayaraj

    15.

    Katyar Kaljat Ghusali

    Marathi

    Subodh Bhave

    16.

    Cinemawala

    Bengali

    Kaushik Ganguly

    17.

    Natoker Moto

    Bengali

    Debesh Chatterjee

    18.

    Ain

    Malayalam

    Sidhartha Siva

    19.

    Koti

    Marathi

    Suhaas Surykant Bhosale

    20.

    Masaan

    Hindi

    Neeraj Ghaywan

    21.

    Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal

    Malayalam

    Dr. Biju

    22.

    Kadambari

    Bengali

    Suman Ghosh

    23.

    Onyo Opalaa

    Bengali

    Satarupa Sanyal

    24.

    Dau Huduni Methai

    Bodo

    Manju Borah

    25.

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    Hindi

    Kabir Khan

    26.

    Court

     

    Marathi

    Chaitanya Tamhan

    Non-Feature Films

    S.No.

    Title of Film

    Language

    Director

    1.

    Goonga Pehelwan

    Hindi

    i.  Mit Jani

    ii.  Prateek Gupta

    iii. Vivek Chaudhary

    2.

    Even Red Can be Sad

    English

    Amit Dutta

    3.

    Sadabahar Brass Band

    Marathi

    Tushar More

    4.

    Daughters of Mother India

    English, Hindi

    Vibha Bakshi

    5.

    Every Time You Tell A Story

    English, Ao, Nagamese

    i. Ruchika Negi

    ii. Amit Mahanti

    6.

    Breaking Free

    English

    Sridhar Rangayan

    7.

    Aamaar Katha : A Story of Binodini

    Bengali

    Tuhinabha Majumdar

    8.

    I Cannot Give You My Forest

    Kui

    i.  Nandan Saxena

    ii.   Kavita Bahl

    9.

    What The Fields Remembers

    English, Bengali

    Subasri Krishnan

    10.

    Seek And Hide

    Hindi

    Manoj K Nitharwal

    11.

    Ujantali

    Bengali

    Som Chakraborty

    12.

    Ore Udal

    Malayalam

    Asha Achy Joseph

    13.

    Chinese Whispers

    English, Hindi

    Charu Shree Roy

    14.

    Spaces Between

    English

    i.  Roohi Dixit

    ii. Ziba Bhagwagar

    15.

    Benegal’s New Cinema

    English, Hindi

    Iram Ghufran

    16.

    Jai Ho – A Film on A.R. Rahman

    English

    Umesh Aggarwal

    17.

    Phum Shang

    Manipuri

    Haobam Paban Kumar

    18.

    Gunjaa

    Bhojpuri

    Mrinal Dev

    19.

    Daddy Grandpa & My Lady

    English

    Kim Jung Hyun

    20.

    Kamakshi

    Marathi, Hindi, English

    Satindar Singh Bedi

    21.

    Tender is the Sight

     

    Bengali

    Torsha Banerje

     


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