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    Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit!

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    Dear filmmakers friends do not miss these Festivals in Focus. 

    > SUNDANCE PREVIEWS  January 21 - 31, 2016 

    Sundance Institute has added two new feature films, two special events and three archive films to the lineup

    Squeezing in even more independent awesomeness, Sundance Institute has added two new feature films, two special events and three archive films to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.    With these additions, the 2016 Festival will present 123 feature-length films, representing 37 countries and 49 first-time filmmakers, including 30 in competition. These films were selected from 12,793 submissions, including 4,081 fea...

    Nicolette Krebitz's WILD in Sundance competition

    2016 will see a film by a director from Germany screening in the Sundance Feature...

     

    NEPTUNE | Narrative Feature at Slamdance Film Festival

    NEPTUNE Screening at Slamdance Film Festival in the  Narrative Features Category     A Film By Derek Kimball    Starring Jane Ackermann, Tony Reilly, William McDonough III, Dylan Chestnutt, and Christine Marshall    Growing up on a secluded island off the coast of Maine and raised by the island’s insular priest, Hannah Newcombe (Ja...

     

    Sundance 2016 | Andrew Neel's GOAT - Starring Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas

     

    GOAT - World Premiere - Section: US Dramatic Competition   Directed by Andrew Neel Written by David Gordon Green, Mike Roberts and Andrew Neel   Starring: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, and Jake Picking     Festival Screenings *World Premiere* - Friday, January 22, 9:00 PM - Library Center Theatre Public Screening #2 - Saturday, January 23, 8:30 AM - Prospector Square Theatre Public Screening #3 - Saturday, January 2...

     

    Sundance 2016 | The Eyes of My Mother

    THE EYES OF MY MOTHER  (Acquisition Title/UTA) World Premiere  Section: Next   Written and Directed by Nicolas Pesce Cast: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Olivia Bond Synopsis: Francisca has been unfazed by death from an early age—her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually aw...

     

    Sundance 2016 | Antonio Campos' CHRISTINE, Starring Rebecca Hall + Michael C. Hall

     

    World Premiere Sundance 2016 | US Dramatic Competition CHRISTINE Directed by Antonio Campos Written by Craig Shilowich Starring: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia, J. Smith-Cameron, Timothy Simons + John Cullum     Festival Screenings Public Screening #1 (World Premiere): Saturday, January 23, 6:00PM (Library Center Theatre) P&I Screening #1: Sunday, January 24, 11:30AM (Holiday Village Cinema 1) Public Screening #2: Sunday, January 24, 9:30PM (Ros...

     

     

    THE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS | 2016 Sundance Film Festival - World Premiere

    THE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS World Premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight Section     A film by Rich Fox The most extreme immersive horror experience in America is called Blackout. Not for the faint of heart, it is a terrifying, psycho-sexual thrill-ride designed to play on our deepest psychological fears. Rich Fox's innovative horror documentary fol...

     

    Sundance 2016 | Anna Rose Holmer's THE FITS

     

    North American Premiere Sundance 2016 | NEXT THE FITS Written + Directed by Anna Rose Holmer Starring Royalty Hightower, Makyla Burnam + Inayah Rodgers       Media Opportunities Anna Rose Holmer + Royalty Hightower Saturday, January 23rd + Sunday, January 24th     Festival Screenings Public Screening #1: Friday, January 22, 6:00PM (Tower Theatre) Public Screening #2: Monday, January 25, 11:45AM (Egyptian Theatre) P&I Screening #1: Wednesday, January...

     

    BRAHMAN NAMAN world premiering in The World Dramatic Competition

     

    BRAHMAN NAMAN (Acquisition Title/ UTA)   World Premiere Section: World Dramatic Competition Directed by Q. Written by Naman Ramachandran Cast: Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Vaiswath Shankar, Chaitanya Varad, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy, Sid Mallya   Synopsis: It’s the 1980s and Naman (Shashank Arora, star of Cannes hit TITLI) is a know-it-all nerd driven by the whims of his raging hormones. Heading up Bangalore University’s team of bespectacled misfits (best fri...

     

    Jason Lew's THE FREE WORLD - Starring Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss & Octavia Spencer

     

    THE FREE WORLD World Premiere Section: US Dramatic Competition   Directed & Written by Jason Lew   Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss, Octavia Spencer     Media Opportunities Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss, Octavia Spencer, and Jason Lew Monday, January 25 - Wednesday, January 27   Festival Screenings Volunteer Screening (limited tickets) - Thursday, January 21, 6:30 PM - Library Center Theatre P&I Screening (badge required) ...

     

    New documentary : Richard Linklater – dream is destiny to premiere at Sundance

     

    Richard Linklater – dream is destiny  (Acquisition Title) World Premiere  Section: Documentary Premieres    Directed by Louis Black and Karen Bernstein Subjects: Richard Linklater, Matthew McConaughey, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Julie Delpy, Kevin Smith, John Pierson, John Sloss, Jonathan Sehring, Michael Barker, Kent Jones, Clark Walker, Tommy Pallotta, and Jonathan Demme. Image Courtesy of IFC Synopsis: Boasting a trove of never-before-seen...

     

    FURSONAS, a documentary film directed by Dominic Rodriguez will have its world premiere at Slamdance

    FURSONAS, a documentary film directed by Dominic Rodriguez and executive produced by Danny Yourd (BLOOD BROTHER; CROCCODILE GENNADIY), takes you into this private and often misunderstood world. FURSONAS will have its world premiere in Utah, at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival.   FURSONAS A documentary feature directed by Dominic Rodriguez World Premiere at 2016 Slamdance | Documentary Competition   January 22nd, 2016 10:00AM- Ballroom *Festival Opening Day Film January 25th, 2...

     

    HBO Documentary Films Acquires JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY; Film Has World Premiere at Sundance

    Film To Premiere In U.S. Documentary Competition At Sundance Film Festival Prior To Feb. 6 Debut On HBO  HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. TV rights to Brian Oakes' powerful documentary JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, about the life, death and legacy of journalist James Foley, who was murdered by ISIS in 2014, it was announced today. The film will have its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, and will debut SATURDAY, FE...

     

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    > PARTNERS FESTIVAL NEWS    

    American Documentary Festival March 31 - April 4, 2016 

    Extended deadline January 11, 2016

    The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs) is one of the largest Docs only festivals in the United States, located near the media capital of Hollywood in beautiful Palm Springs. This unique event focuses on international films in both the short and feature categories as well as showcasing animation. In conjunction with the festival is the American Documentary Film Fund where U.S. filmmakers compete for start-up or finishing funds in order to complete their film masterpieces. AmDocs, seeing the bigger picture, one film at a time. 
    "AmDocs is one of the world's top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee."​ MovieMaker Magazine

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    The Wiper Film Festival 
    April 6 – 8, 2016


    Early Bird January 31, 2016

    The Wiper Film Festival is the premiere online film festival and includes an NYC screening. Your work will have the opportunity to be seen by more than 18 millions users around the globe.

    There is no fee to submit and have your work considered. There are cash grants for Curator’s Choice and Fan Choice winners in each category. Wiper also provides free advertising and promotion budget to its top films. Submit your feature and short length work today!

     

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    NYC Indie Film Fest 
    April 27 to May 1, 2016!

    Regular Deadline January 31, 2016

    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.

     

    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.

    Profile on filmfestivals.com I Website I Winners I Facebook I Twitter ISUBMIT I Contact Martin Petrov

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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  August 18th - 21st, 2016.


    Submit by april 30

    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.

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

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

    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.

    WorldFest Houston's blog Website: http://www.worldfest.org I Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact Hunter Todd

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    > FILMS FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION "FILMFESTIVALS.COM ONES TO WATCH ON THE CIRCUIT"

    Paranoid Girls For Oscar Consideration

    Paranoid Girls Comedy by Pedro del Santo is qualified for Oscar selection running for best film, best original song...

    Ana, Paula and Veronica become fascinated by modeling and the life that it offers. Yet, they gradually begin to discover the dark side of fashion hidden behind the fame and glamour of the spotlights. The women experience downfall as they engage with an antagonistic photographer who drags models into a high stakes abyss of danger. The women learn to value friendship over the lures of fashion pitfalls and enjoy life's simplicities in the end.

     

    Longer synopsis I Trailer I Casting I Website I Electronic Press Kit I Facebook I Paranoid Girls the song running for Best Original Song I Contact the director I Ask for a  screener

    Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 

    over 40 festival wins so far

     

    Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater)

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

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    Italy's record film "QUO VADO?" over 5 M spectators in 6 days smashing Star Wars

      With more than € 37M in just six days of theatrical programming and a box-office estimate of € 65M by the end of the month, Quo Vado? is set to overcome the already incredible performance of Checco Zalone’s previous film “Sole a Catinelle” – the all-time domestic record breaker with its € 52M.   This astonishing result has pulverized the competition of an international giant like Star Wars and is drawing great a...

     

    "Moor" Starring Shaz Khan to Screen @ 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

      MOOR is Pakistan’s official entry in the 88th Annual Academy Awards   MOOR, the acclaimed Pakistan feature film starring international actor and Palm Springs resident Shaz Khan and directed by Jamshed Mahmood, will screen at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan 1-11.   Moor is Pakistan’s official entry in the 88th Annual Academy Awards after garnering rave reviews at the international film festiv...

     

    27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Premieres "The Carer"

      From the film The Carer. Director János Edelényi, actor Brian Cox, actor Coco König, associate producer Will Paice and producer Charlotte Wontner to attend Palm Springs for its US premiere.       The Carer Acting legend Brian Cox plays legendary actor Sir Michael Gifford in this feel-good comedy about the unlikely relationship between a famous thespian and his immigrant caregiver. Alas, Sir Michael’s ...

     

    THE GIRL KING (2015) by Mika Kaurismäki Screens @ 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

    Directed and Produced by: Mika Kaurismäki. Written by: Michel Marc Bouchard. Principal Cast: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant, Laura Birn, HIppolyte Girardot, Peter Lohmeyer, François Arnaud, Patrick Bauchah, Martina Gedeck. The film will screen at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.    Canadian writer Michel Marc Bouchard (Tom at the Farm, Lilies) and Norwegian born Brazilian raised filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki (The ...

     

     

    27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Opens With “The Fencer”

    From the film The Fencer director Klaus Härö attended the Opening Night screening. From Palm Springs favorite Klaus Härö (Letters to Father Jacob, Mother of Mine), here’s a movie with a bit of everything: a thriller/love story/inspirational teacher tale based on a true Cold War episode, about an Estonian fencing champ on the run from the Soviet secret police. It is a film that manages to find optimism, humanity and beauty in a tragic historical er...

     

    AMBI Will Finance and Produce Feature Film “Lamborghini – The Legend” Based on the Life of Ferruccio Lamborghini

    Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group has optioned the life rights to Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the famous car that bears his name, and will finance and produce a high octane feature biopic on Lamborghini’s extraordinary life.   AMBI, the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi, plans to shoot the film this summer in Italy as well as other locations around the world that played a..

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    > THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT    

    Third Eye 14th Asian Film Festival, 2015, III: Bad features, good shorts

      Third Eye 14th Asian Film Festival, 2015, III: Bad features, good shorts Two national awards, one for the best film in its language (Haryanvi, spoken in the north Indian state of Haryana, which shares its capital Chandigarh with Punjab) and another for best supporting actress do not contribute to a completely predictable story that drags for far too long. Pagadi (meaning turban), also titled Pagadi—The Honour, is about the heartless custom of killing young men and women who fall i...

     

    Festival dates moved forward to August 18-21. Animaze Seeks Animation at Berlinale 2016 - Let's Meet!

    Please note Animaze 2016 edition Montreal  will be taking place August 18-21, 2016. Animaze is happy to  attend Berlinale 2016 seeking feature length animation film, shorts, as well as interactive projects for our festival in August 18-21 in Montreal Quebec Canada. Films with more than 35% VFX (excluding credits) are also welcome to submit. Please contact us via email to set up a meeting : programming@animazefestival.com Submit your film here:  FILMFREEWAY Stay tun...

     

    Making Waves The New Romanian Cinema

      The tenth edition of the Romania film festival with new and well established older films was held by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Romanian Film Initiative from December 2-7. The best of current Romanian film making including feature films, documentaries and shorts were presented. It also brought back some classic landmark films like Poi’s THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU and Nemescu’s CALIFORNIA DREAMING. Panels focused on Romanian filmmakers and a special program C...

     

    the "Exchange" - Make a list of props you need for your next film!

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    Writersandfilmmakers.com is introducing usefull services for filmmakers! We call it the “Exchange” and it should be live in about a week!   List props you need for your next film! List your past or current films and posters for marketing purposes. Audience members can lend props, time, locations etc by describing them and/or taking a photo of the item.   Oh, and it’s free, free free!   Let us know how you think we can improve...

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    > AWARDS WATCH   

    Revolution proud of the Festival Awards received so far

    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALBLACKBERRY PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD Best Documentary – Runner Up ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVALAUDIENCE AWARD Best Documentary VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Most Popular Environmental Film SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST Santa Barbara Social Justice Award INTERNATIONAL ECO-HERO AWARD Planet in Focus ENGAGE AWARD RELEVATE Impact Film Forum M. CARROLL RAVER AWARD FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY The Garden State Film Fest...

     

    Nominees for the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards Announced

      (Sandy Powell for Carol?) The Awards Gala will take place on Tuesday, February 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Nominees for the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA), which celebrates excellence in film, television, and short form costume design, were announced today. The CDGA ceremony, one of the most prestigious and well-respected entertainment industry awards season events, celebrates the spirit of creative and engaging storytelling through costume design on both the big and s...

     

    Nominations voting for the 88th Oscars® will close on Friday, January 8

    Consider Paranoid Girls? Nominations voting for the 88th Oscars® will close on Friday, January 8, at 5 p.m. PT.  The votes will be tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The 88th Oscars Nominations Announcement will be broadcast live on Thursday, January 14, from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2015 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the...

     

    Cate Blanchett will receive the LACOSTE Spotlight Award

    Two-time Academy Award® winning actress Cate Blanchett will receive the LACOSTE Spotlight Award at the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) on February 23, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.    The LACOSTE Spotlight Award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design. Blanchett is being honored for her unparalleled talent as much as for her status within t...

     

    "The Big Short" Receives Ensemble Performance @ 27th PSIFF Awards Gala

    The 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) presented its Ensemble Performance Award to the film The Big Short. The award was honored to the film’s cast, which includes Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. The cast was represented at the Gala by Steve Carell, Christian Bale, and director Adam McKay. The Awards Gala was hosted by Mary Hart on Saturday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. ...

     

    2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Hosts Star-Studded Awards Gala

      TOM MCCARTHY ::   Sonny Bono Visionary Award   ::   MATT DAMON ::   Chairman's Award   ::   CATE BLANCHETT ::   Desert Palm Achievment Award, Actress   ::   JOHNNY DEPP ::   Desert Palm Achievment Award, Actor   ::   SAOIRSE RONAN ::   International Star Award, Actress &nbs...

     

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    > PEOPLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT    

    John Rhys-Davies joins the cast of AUX

    London based production and international sales company Evolutionary Films are delighted to announce that JOHN RHYS-DAVIES (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0722636/), star of the LORD OF THE RINGS and INDIANA JONES trilogies has joined the team of our exciting new action horror feature film AUX which begins principal photography on 13th January 2016 as an Executive Producer and to play the central character of “Jack”.     Mr. Rhys-Davies is...

     

    Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Bid Farewell to Lemmy Kilmister: King of the Cameo and Monster of Metal

    Lemmy (Left) and Lloyd Kaufman have been friends and collaborators for over 20 years Lemmy Kilmister, King of the Cameo in Tromaville The loss of Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister on December 28, 2015 had a significant impact at the Troma Films studio in Queens, NY. Lemmy had come to be known as a regular on Troma movie sets for twenty years. It would be an understatement to say that Lemmy truly understood Troma's artistic intentions and his collaboration and support bolstered t...

     

    Uwe Boll announces that he is directing his last movie: the thrilling conclusion of the trilogy "Rampage 3: No Mercy"

     "Rampage 3: No Mercy" is now in production in British Columbia & Washington D.C. Amidst his highly-praised venture into the fine dining scene by opening Bauhaus Restaurant, acclaimed director Uwe Boll has not put down the movie camera. Uwe is currently on location in beautiful British Colombia (Langley and Maple Ridge) and Washington, D.C. to film the anticipated Rampage 3: No Mercy during the first weeks in January. When complete, this film will mark the thrillin...

     

    Variety Honors Will Smith, Charlie Kaufman & "10 Directors To Watch" @ 27th Annual PSIFF

      Will Smith   Charlie Kaufman  Photographer: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX Shutterstock Honorees Will Smith (Concussion), Charlie Kaufman (Anamolisa) and some of the “10 Directors to Watch” including: Deniz Gamze Erguven (Mustang), Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent), Slavek Horak (Home Care), Duke Johnson (Anomalisa), Peter Landesman (Concussion),Laszlo Nemes (Son of Saul), Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic) and Elizabeth Wood (White Girl). Other guests included...

     

    Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” has dominated the 20th edition of Capri, Hollywood

    TARANTINO’S “THE HATEFUL EIGHT” DOMINATES CAPRI HOLLYWOOD WITH FOUR AWARDS: BEST MOVIE, BEST ACTOR SAM L. JACKSON, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS JENNIFER JASON LEIGH AND BEST SCORE (ENNIO MORRICONE). THREE AWARDS GO TO “BEASTS OF NO NATION” INCLUDING BEST DIRECTOR FUKUNAGA AND SUPPORTING ACTOR ELBA. TWO CAPRI AWARDS TO "CAROL" Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” has dominated the 20th edition of Capri, Hollywood - The International FIl...

     

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    Berlinale World Cinema Fund: New Funding Recommendations

     

    At the 23rd jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the jury recommended contributing to the funding of ten film projects.   Four film projects – from Myanmar, Turkey, Chad and Senegal - were suggested for production funding. In addition, distribution funding was recommended for the German cinema release of a film from Venezuela. Within the framework of the WCF Europe programme, production funding was proposed for projects from Brazil, Argentina and Chile. ...

     

     

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    Major Buzz Factory : Expérience de Bruno Chatelin du marketing Digital pour les films

    Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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    45th International Film Festival Rotterdam
    27 January – 7 February 2016
     
    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has finalised its selection for the eleventh Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films. The 2016 selection is a mix of 23 short fiction films, documentaries and experimental films from countries including Japan, Palestine, Singapore, Brazil, Serbia, France and New Zealand. 
     
    There are three Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films up for grabs, each consisting of a €3,000 cash prize plus a professional digital video camera made available by Canon. The awards will be presented on Sunday 31 January at 9 p.m. in LantarenVenster. The jury will also pick a film to go on to compete in the short films category of the annual European Film Awards (EFA).
     
    Alongside Tiger Award-winner Roy Villevoye and renowned filmmakers such as Vincent Meessen, Cyprien Gaillard, Yto Barrada and Mark Leckey, the selected makers include many new names and young filmmakers. The selection also contains eleven world premieres and three international premieres. Three of the films selected are from the Netherlands.
     
    Selection Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2016
    All Still Orbit, Dane Komljen, James Lattimer, (Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Brazil)
    an is that isn’t always, Richard T. Walker (USA)
    B-ROLL with Andre, James N. Kienitz Wilkins (USA)
    Cinéma concret, Makino Takashi (Japan, the Netherlands)
    Dag'aa, Shadi Habib Allah (Palestine)
    The Double, Roy Villevoye, Jan Dietvorst (the Netherlands)
    Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD, Mark Leckey (United Kingdom)
    Elle pis son char, Loïc Darses (Canada)
    Engram of Returning, Saïto Daïchi (Canada)
    Establishing Eden, Persijn Broersen, Margit Lukács (the Netherlands, New Zealand)
    Faux départ, Yto Barrada (Morocco)
    Letters from Panduranga, Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnam)
    Night Soil – Economy of Love, Melanie Bonajo (USA, the Netherlands)
    Nightlife, Cyprien Gaillard (France)
    not even nothing can be free of ghosts, Rainer Kohlberger (Austria, Germany)
    Novaciéries, Jonathan Debrouwer, Marine Brutti, Arthur Harel (France)
    One.Two.Three, Vincent Meessen (Belgium)
    Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 3, Korakrit Arunanondchai (USA, Thailand, France)
    Le Park, Randa Maroufi (France)
    SEA STATE 6, Charles Yi Yong Lim (Singapore)
    Solitary Acts (4, 5, 6), Nazli Dincel (USA, Turkey)
    Tout le monde aime le bord de la mer, Keina Espiñeira (Spain)
    Viva água, Cynthia Madansky (Italy)
     
    Jury Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
    The jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films is made up of British artist, filmmaker and double winner of this award, Ben Rivers; politically committed artist, writer and filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen from Bangladesh; and Mieke Bernink, professor on the Master’s degree course at the Netherlands Film Academy.
     
    IFFR is a prominent showcase for short and medium-length films (45 to 65 minutes), and the programme is one of the most extensive of its kind in Europe. This year, the films can be found across the festival’s programme and IFFR’s four new sections: Bright Future, Voices, Deep Focus and Perspectives. The full programme of more than 150 films screens from Monday 28 January through Monday 1 February in LantarenVenster. On 6 February this is also the venue for the Short Film marathon, a 6-hour screening of all the highlights of the programme.
     
    This is Where Reconstruction Starts and Throwing Shadows
    This year, the IFFR programme also encompasses the elements Throwing Shadows and This is Where Reconstruction Starts. Throwing Shadows is a rare collection of psychedelic multi-projection films from Japan in the 1960s and ’70s, ranging from animations to newsreel montages. In This is Where Reconstruction Starts, IFFR takes on the role of co-producer, alongside its screening role. Within the context of the events marking 75 years of post-war reconstruction in Rotterdam, IFFR asked six makers from all over the world to make a cinematic reflection on the theme of "reconstruction" – the reconstruction of a city that is now home to 175 different nationalities.

    sound//vision
    sound//vision is the successor to IFFR’s popular Mind The Gap Nights. The sound//vision programmes always focus on innovative, experimental, adventurous audio-visual culture. The evenings present cooperations between musicians, video artists, filmmakers and other artists in the area of sound and vision. The late night programme takes place in the WORM venue on four successive nights during the festival, from Thursday 28 through Sunday 31 January 2016. For further information and tickets see: https://iffr.com/nl/soundvision-2016.
     
    For four decades, IFFR has proudly developed and presented auteur cinema by helping filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences. The festival is known around the world for its individual, innovative programming, with particular attention to talented new filmmakers. Quality films from all over the world are presented in Rotterdam to a large, international audience with the aim of inspiring and broadening horizons.
     
    IFFR is one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands, and one of the biggest audience-oriented film festivals in the world. The 45th IFFR will take place from Wednesday, 27 January to Sunday, 7 February 2016. For twelve days, the latest feature films, documentaries, short films, exhibitions, performances, talkshows and debates make Rotterdam an exciting, global capital city of film. Official ticket sales start on Friday, 22 January. For more information, see IFFR.com.

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    Eight films from all over the world compete for Hivos Tiger Awards
     
    Eight productions by filmmakers from all over the world will compete in the revamped Hivos Tiger Awards Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Among the countries represented are Brazil, Thailand, USA, Paraguay, Belgium and the Netherlands.
     
    The following eight films have been selected to compete in the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition:
     
    History's Future – Fiona Tan (The Netherlands, world premiere)
    The Land of the Enlightened – Pieter-Jan De Pue (Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, European premiere)
    Motel Mist– Prabda Yoon (Thailand, world premiere)
    Oscuro animal – Felipe Guerrero (Colombia, Argentina, The Netherlands, Germany, Greece, world premiere)
    Radio Dreams – Babak Jalali (USA, world premiere)
    La última tierra – Pablo Lamar (Paraguay, The Netherlands, Chile, Qatar, world premiere)
    Where I Grow Old– Marília Rocha (Brazil, Portugal, world premiere)
    A Woman, a Part – Elisabeth Subrin (USA, world premiere)

     

    History's Future

    The Land of the Enlightened

     

    Motel Mist

    Oscuro animal

     

    The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition was founded in 1995 with the aim of discovering, raising the profile of and rewarding up-and-coming international film talent. The Award is accompanied by a €40,000 cash prize, to be shared between the director and producer of the winning film. Previously, some fifteen films competed for three equal prizes of €15,000. A Special Jury Award worth €10,000 will also be presented for an exceptional artistic achievement within the competition in 2016.
     
    The Hivos Tiger Awards are presented by an expert jury. In 2016, this jury will consist of Dutch film critic Peter van Bueren, Tunisian actress Hend Sabry, Thai filmmaker Anocha Suwichakornpong, award-winning Portuguese director Miguel Gomes and Hans Hurch, festival director of Vienna International Film Festival. The winners of the Hivos Tiger Awards will be announced during the official awards ceremony on Friday 5 February.
     

     

    Radio Dreams

    La última tierra

     

    Where I Grow Old 
     

    A Woman, a Part

     

    Festival director Bero Beyer: “We want to offer the most innovative, original and challenging works on the biggest platform possible, as well as honouring and celebrating these in the best possible way. This was the reason we decided to find a new form for the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition. Not only is the prize money higher, but from the upcoming festival, every day a new ‘Tiger’ will be put in the spotlight, with full attention for that film that day. All of the films selected are exceptional. We are honoured to have these fantastic films premiering at IFFR, so they can be discovered by a wide audience.”
     
    Hivos has been IFFR’s main sponsor since 2013. By providing support to the Hubert Bals Fund and the Hivos Tiger Awards, this organisation contributes to the development of artistic film production as a means of expressing social criticism.
    For four decades, IFFR has proudly developed and presented auteur cinema by helping filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences. The festival is known around the world for its individual, innovative programming, with particular attention to talented new filmmakers. Quality films from all over the world are presented in Rotterdam to a large, international audience with the aim of inspiring and broadening horizons.
     
    IFFR is one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands, and one of the biggest audience-oriented film festivals in the world. The 45th IFFR will take place from Wednesday 27 January to Sunday 7 February 2016. For twelve days, the latest feature films, documentaries, short films, exhibitions, performances, talkshows and debates make Rotterdam an exciting, global capital city of film. Official ticket sales start on Friday 22 January. For more information, see IFFR.com

     


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    Film talent inspired by post-war reconstruction

    The theme for the city of Rotterdam in 2016 is Rotterdam Celebrates the City! Inspired by 75 years of reconstruction, we will be celebrating the city we know today and looking to the future. As part of this programme, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents the project This Is Where Reconstruction Starts. Six young, leading international filmmakers were asked to make a short fiction or creative essay film around themes concerning reconstruction. These films will première during IFFR 2016.

    Specially for Rotterdam Celebrates the City! IFFR selected six young film talents who have made a promising start to their careers in the international circuit in recent years. Each of them has made a short film that takes the theme of post-war reconstruction as its inspiration.

    “This is an extremely topical theme. In a society that is constantly in flux, it is important that we take a good look at ourselves, how we treat others and how we can build a society together. These projects bring together ideas that concern reconstruction in surprising ways; the ability of cities and people to constantly renew,” according to IFFR festival director Bero Beyer. 

     

     

    Mosaic - Guido van Driel

    Where is Kurdistan? - Aboozar Amini

     

    The starting point for the short films is Rotterdam as a crossroads for many different cultures. Four international filmmakers will each tell a story of (young) people about to complete one phase of their lives and embark upon a new one in Rotterdam. The following filmmakers have boarded the project: Daniel Aragão from Brazil (I Swear I’ll Leave This Town); Ying Liang from China (When Night Falls); Mira Fornay from Slovakia (My Dog Killer); Yassine El Idrissi from Morocco (The Iranian Film).

    Two Dutch filmmakers, Guido van Driel (The Resurrection of a Bastard) and Aboozar Amini (KabulTehranKabul), will both make films from the opposite perspective, starting at the moment of arrival of people who have left their homes to start anew somewhere else – and help shape the future of that city.

    This is Where Reconstruction Starts is produced by IFFR in coproduction with Smarthouse Films and in cooperation with Warnier Posta and Haghefilm. 
     

     


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    Every year, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) devotes attention to significant social and current themes through its films, debates, special guests and sidebar programming. This year, the festival’s themed programme is ID Check. This theme will be reflected in specific programmes within the festival’s four sections.
     
    Festival director Bero Beyer: “Society is constantly in flux. A process that will force us to look at ourselves, how we treat others and how we can build a communal society. The recent ongoing flows of migrants contributing to an increase in the population, bringing about incredibly swift changes in our society create great challenges. During IFFR, within the themed programme ID Check, we will give scope to artistic expressions that approach this situation from a filmic perspective.”
     
    Specific programmes will be developed around this theme within the four programme sections Bright Future, Voices, Deep Focus and Perspectives. Together, these four programmes will shed light on the theme of ID Check. 

     

     

     



    Themed programme within Bright Future is ID: gender.net
    ID: gender.net is a programme geared to our own identities. After all, it is impossible to relate to someone else without a sense of your own identity. Today, we seem to have far more freedom in the interpretation of this than ever before. Following nationality, belief or race, these days gender is also open to interpretation and offers opportunities for self-expression, exploration and the formation of identity in both the offline and virtual worlds.
     
    Themed programme within Voices is ID: The Generic Self
    We often make adjustments to our identities within social open spaces. We sacrifice certain specific qualities in order to participate in the communal experience. We become generic. For some, this is accompanied by a feeling of loss or alienation – of going through life ‘blankly’. Others flourish through the sense of safety this new anonymity brings – feeling part of a greater whole, and willing to give something up for this. But in so doing, are we making ourselves vulnerable?
     
    Themed programme within Deep Focus is ID: Community Cameras
    In a series of documentaries drawn from all over the world, in Community Cameras IFFR is looking for elements that promote the formation of communities. From television pirates to VHS smugglers and from Hollywood rebels to porn activists: the common factor is always the film camera, which not only records, but also brings people with a particular vision together, offering an anchor point for a micro-community amidst a constantly shifting society.
     
    Themed programme within Perspectives is ID: Burma Rebound
    Some fascinating social developments are taking place on the other side of the world. Burma Rebound is a unique exhibition in which artists from Burma will give an artistic impression of what a Burmese identity means. Once one of the most insular states in the world, Burma is a country at present undergoing the most spectacular social, political and demographic transformations.
     
    For four decades now, IFFR has developed and proudly presented auteur cinema by helping filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences. The festival has an international reputation for its idiosyncratic, innovative programming, with a special eye for talented filmmakers starting out on their careers. High-quality films from all over the world are presented to a large international public in Rotterdam, with the aim of inspiring and expanding horizons.
     
    IFFR is one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands and one of the biggest audience-based film festivals in the world – the 45th IFFR takes place this year from Wednesday 27 January to Sunday 7 February. With the latest feature films, documentaries, short films, exhibitions, performances, talkshows and debates, for twelve days Rotterdam is a scintillating, global film capital. Official ticket sales start on Friday, 22 January. For more information, see IFFR.com.
     

     


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    IFFR Live returns in 2016 with five films in more than forty cinemas. Five films that will have their premieres during the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will simultaneously screen in more than forty cinemas worldwide, in addition to live online audiences.

     

    Like last year, filmmakers will be present at the premieres in Rotterdam. All viewers, whether in a cinema in the Netherlands, England, Italy, Poland, Canada or elsewhere in the world, can take part in the Q&A session after the film on Twitter, allowing them to sample the festival atmosphere wherever they are. Every Q&A will be further enhanced by additional live elements, such as music.

     

    The second edition of IFFR Live will take place from 29 to 31 January. The following titles will be screened in Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Grote Zaal:

     

    Friday 29 January, 20:00 CET: As I Open My Eyes

    Saturday 30 January, 16:00 CET: The Model

    Saturday 30 January, 20:00 CET: Prejudice

    Sunday 31 January, 16:00 CET: La novia

    Sunday 31 January, 20:00 CET: The Garbage Helicopter

     

    AS I OPEN MY EYES– Leyla Bouzid – France, Tunisia, Belgium, United Arab Emirates

    Leyla Bouzid’s impressive debut film is set in the summer of 2010, on the eve of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution. Farah is a rebellious eighteen-year-old. Her over-protective mother wants her to study medicine, but fearless Farah prefers to sing with an underground band. When Farah disappears one day, it looks like she has run away again. But is that really the case? Winner of the BNL Audience Award and Best European Film at the Venice Film Festival.

     

    THE MODEL– Mads Matthiesen – Denmark

    When up-and-coming model Emma gets an opportunity to make her dream reality and become an international top model, she swaps home and life in Denmark for fashion capital Paris. Here, she meets attractive photographer Shane White at a photo shoot, and falls in love. But their relationship quickly becomes a dangerous obsession for Emma.

     

    PREJUDICE – Antoine Cuypers – Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands

    Challenging psychological drama in which the carefully nurtured harmony within a family is shattered one lovely summer evening. Cédric, who is generally shut away in a world of his own, responds recalcitrantly to the happy news of his sister’s pregnancy. Strong debut with great ensemble acting led by Nathalie Baye as the dominant mother.

     

    LA NOVIA – Paula Ortiz – Spain, Germany

    Based on the famous play Bodas de sangre/Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca, La novia tells the story of a passionate love triangle. A bride leaves her groom, unable any longer to withstand the surging desires of her lover, Leonardo.

     

    THE GARBAGE HELICOPTER – Jonas Selberg Augustsén – Sweden, Qatar

    A comic road movie set against the background of contemporary Sweden. A strong debut, shot in black-and-white, in the style of the early films by Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismäki.

     

    IFFR Live is a collaboration between IFFR, Fortissimo Films, TrustNordisk, Doc & Film International and Les Films du Losange and Bob Film Sweden AB. IFFR Live extends the reach of festival films as far as possible by making use of new technology and new media.

    Alongside the screenings in the cinemas, thanks to a partnership with KPN the films can be seen simultaneously on Kanaal 37 by subscribers to KPN Interactive TV in the Netherlands. These subscribers will also be able to take part in the interactive Q&A immediately following the films from the comfort of their own homes. The films are also available online on the VoD platform Filmin (Spain) and in other territories through a cooperation with Festival Scope.

     

    For four decades now, IFFR has developed and proudly presented auteur cinema by helping filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences. The festival has an international reputation for its idiosyncratic, innovative programming, with a special eye for talented filmmakers starting out on their careers. High-quality films from all over the world are presented to a large international public in Rotterdam, with the aim of inspiring and expanding horizons.

     

    IFFR is one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands and one of the biggest audience-based film festivals in the world. The 45th IFFR takes place this year from Wednesday 27 January to Sunday 7 February 2016. With the latest feature films, documentaries, short films, exhibitions, performances, talkshows and debates, for twelve days Rotterdam is a scintillating, global film capital. Official ticket sales start on Friday, 22 January. For more information, see IFFR.com.

     

     


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    Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad! / A Dragon Arrives! von / by Mani Haghighi © Abbas Kosari   15 films have now been selected for the Competition of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Besides the six titles already announced, another nine films have been invited to the Competition. To date, the selection includes productions from the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland,..

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    Golden Trailer Awards May 4


    Early Bird Deadline: Friday February 5th, 2016

    "Call for Entry is NOW open at www.goldentrailer.com
    Trailers, Teasers, Posters, Video Games, TV Spots, Radio Spots, Innovative Theatrical Advertising & More
    Important Dates:

    Regular Deadline: Friday March 4th, 2016
    Late Deadline: March 18th, 2016
    Show Date: May 4th, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA
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    The Wiper Film Festival 
    April 6 – 8, 2016


    Early Bird January 31, 2016

    The Wiper Film Festival is the premiere online film festival and includes an NYC screening. Your work will have the opportunity to be seen by more than 18 millions users around the globe.

    There is no fee to submit and have your work considered. There are cash grants for Curator’s Choice and Fan Choice winners in each category. Wiper also provides free advertising and promotion budget to its top films. Submit your feature and short length work today!

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    NYC Indie Film Fest 
    April 27 to May 1, 2016!

    Regular Deadline January 31, 2016

    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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    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  August 18th - 21st, 2016.


    Submit by april 30

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

    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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    Paranoid Girls For Oscar Consideration

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    Ana, Paula and Veronica become fascinated by modeling and the life that it offers. Yet, they gradually begin to discover the dark side of fashion hidden behind the fame and glamour of the spotlights. The women experience downfall as they engage with an antagonistic photographer who drags models into a high stakes abyss of danger. The women learn to value friendship over the lures of fashion pitfalls and enjoy life's simplicities in the end.

     

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    Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 

    over 40 festival wins so far

     

    Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater)

    Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.
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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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    Smoke + Mirrors concert from Imagine Dragons is coming to theaters for a special one-night concert event on Wednesday, March 2

      Fathom Events, CinemaLive and Eagle Vision are proud to announce that one of the world's hottest bands, Imagine Dragons, is coming to theaters for a special one-night concert event on Wednesday, March 2 with their award-winning Smoke + Mirrors concert. Filmed as part of their current world tour, the set list features hits such as Demons, I Bet My Life and the Grammy Award-winning Radioactive from their platinum-selling debut album Night Visions. Other tracks...
     

    13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) to screen over films

     
    More than 200 films have been selected for screening at the 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF), which takes place February 19-28, 2016, in downtown Missoula, MT.  The 2016 lineup was curated from over 1,500 submissions--the largest, most competitive open call for submissions to date--from around  the world, and features an array of films covering all non-fiction forms and genres. 2016 is another year of growth for BSDFF, with more screenings in more venues than ever ...
     

    Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal

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    Review with Director's feed back on THE LOST MOROCCAN JEWS

    "They Were Promised the Sea", 2013, (original French title, "Pour Une Nouvelle Seville"), color, RT. 74 minutes: Canada a film by Kathy Wazana  Despite the misleading titles this is a penerating documentary about the lost Jews of Morocco, lost on two accounts: lost to Morocco when the left en masse  in 1965 emmigrating to Israel, and then, Lost in Israel, the "Promised Land...
     

    Dancer/choreographer Paul Becker recently wrapped production on his directorial debut Breaking Brooklyn

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    Corus Entertainment to Acquire Shaw Media

    Canada’s Corus Entertainment has made an agreement to acquire all of Shaw Media for C$2.65 billion. The move will give Corus ownership of all of Shaw Media’s brands, resulting in a combined portfolio that includes 45 specialty television channels, 39 radio stations, digital assets, the content studio, Nelvana and 15 conventional television stations. “This is a transformational acquisition that redefines Corus and Canada’s media landscape,” said Doug Murph...
     

    Line up short films Fantasporto 2016 and Student Films competitions

    LINE UP SHORT FILMS  PORTUGUESE CINEMA, EIGHT FILM SCHOOLS AND FRENCH CINEMA DOMINATE THE PREMIÈRES IN THE SHORTS SECTIONS   The 36th edition of Fantasporto, between 26th February and 5th March is held at the Teatro Municipal Rivoli, and as usual, with the Pre-Fantas as an appetizer. Shorts are particularly in focus in the Official Fantasy competition, after a long selection process. And for the first time, they will be repeated in two independent screenings...
     

    27th Annual PSIFF Closing Night Screening of "Last Cab To Darwin"

    From the film "Last Cab to Darwin" director Jeremy Sims to attend.   Laconic cabbie Rex has lived his entire life in the small town of Broken Hill. He’s a stubborn old git, determined to do things his own way. After work, he hoists a few beers at the pub with his mates before returning home to his dog and a surreptitious relationship with his aboriginal neighbor Polly. When he learns that he has terminal cancer, he lights out for a doctor in Darwin...
     
     

    25th New York Jewish Film Festival Lineup

    By Maria Esteves - January 9, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in Lincoln Center, New York, January 13-26, 2016. This year's silver jubilee presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will showcase over 30 prestigious independent films from around the globe including special presentations, anniversary screening by filmmaker Todd Solondz, musical events, panel discus...
     

    Last existing model of the 1975 Jaws shark offered to The Academy Museum

    The Academy Museum announced today that it has accepted into its collection a major gift of the sole surviving full-scale model of the 1975 Jaws shark, donated by Nathan Adlen. The monumental Fiberglas model is the fourth and final version made from the original mold. Created for display at the Universal Studios Hollywood at the time of the film’s release, the prop remained a popular backdrop for photos until 1990, when it was moved to the yard of Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, a firm in...
     

    Revolution selected at Our Sustainable World Film Festival

    We strive, through the artistic pursuit of dynamic filmmaking, to inspire our global community to unite in compassionate action towards preservation, protection and restoration of our magnificent planet and all the living beings who share it.   Please plan to join us for our inaugural event in Denver, CO as we begin to further a vision of harmonious living through creative collaboration.   Films to be shown during Our Sustainable World Film Festival will be by some of the most ta...
     

    Silard Somorjay Glimpse

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    Sharkwater will play in Berlin at Green Me Film Festival focusing on the thematic trio Ocean- Life-Water

    We are happy to announce that the 9th edition of the Green Me Film Festival, will take place at the CinemaxX (Potsdamer Platz) in Berlin from Friday 29th of January until Sunday the 31st. This year’s focus is set on the thematic trio Ocean- Life-Water. http://greenme.de/startseite-en.html Over 30 featured films and documentaries addressing our special topics Ocean, Life and water will be screened. This year’s festival features several special highlights such as Academy Award-Wi...
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    Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal

       Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. ...
     

    2016 Global Roots Film Festival Program Announced

    Global Roots Film Festival: The Middle East February 11-13, 2016 Contois Auditorium, Burlington A three day festival of cinema from the Middle East Made possible with a grant from the Sisters of Mercy Peace Initiative and co-sponsored by the Burlington-Bethlehem-Arad Sister City Program - *Celebrating 25 years* Tickets and passes are available to purchase now. To purchase tickets to individual films, follow the links below. For the best value, we recommend a full festival p...
     

    Call for Entries for Leeds Young Film Festival 2016 – Two Weeks Left to Final Submissions Deadline

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    CALL FOR ENTRY - 6TH ANNUAL HORROR QUEST FILM FESTIVAL.

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    25th New York Jewish Film Festival Lineup

    By Maria Esteves - January 9, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in Lincoln Center, New York, January 13-26, 2016. This year's silver jubilee presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will showcase over 30 prestigious independent films from around the globe including special presentations, anniversary screening by filmmaker Todd Solondz, musical events, panel discus...
     

    Festival dates moved forward to August 18-21. Animaze Seeks Animation at Berlinale 2016 - Let's Meet!

    Please note Animaze 2016 edition Montreal  will be taking place August 18-21, 2016. Animaze is happy to  attend Berlinale 2016 seeking feature length animation film, shorts, as well as interactive projects for our festival in August 18-21 in Montreal Quebec Canada. Films with more than 35% VFX (excluding credits) are also welcome to submit. Please contact us via email to set up a meeting : programming@animazefestival.com Submit your film here:  FILMFREEWAY Stay tun..Digital Gym

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    88th Academy Awards® nominations revealed

    Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 14). Del Toro and Lee announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by Boone Isaacs and Krasinski for the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT, at the live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars® website, www.oscar.com....

    88th Oscar Fact Sheet

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    Golden Globes 2016 by Adrienne Papp

    SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS By Adrienne Papp It’s always great to start the year off wit the Golden Globe awards. Sometimes seen as a precursor to the other major award shows, like the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes are fun and casual, with more colorful language, sharper critiques and more good humor than typically seen at other entertainment ceremonies. Broadcast Sunday evening on NBC, the Golden Globes are Hollywood’s fi...
     

    Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal

       Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. ...
     

    Golden Globes Winners 2016

     
    Best Motion Picture - Drama   WINNER The Revenant     NOMINEE Mad Max:Fury Road     NOMINEE Room     NOMINEE ...
     

    27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Announces Festival Winners

    The Assassin Receives FIPRESCI Prize; Alena Mihulová, Sigurður Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson Receive Acting Prizes; Death By Death Receives New Voices/New Visions Award and Thithi Receives a Special Mention; The Birth of Saké Receives The John Schlesinger Award; Umrika Receives The HP Bridging The Borders Awards   Setting the stage for the year’s film festival circuit, ...
     

    10 scientific and technical achievements will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 33 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 13, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. In addition, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) will receive a special award recognizing a century of fundamental contributions to the advancement of motion picture standa...
     

    BAFTAs 2016: Bridge of Spies and Carol lead the pack with nine nominations each

    Carol (2015)   With nine nominations each, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes’ Caroltake pole position after the announcement of the nominations for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs). Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s survival drama The Revenant follows with eight nominations, withMad Max: Fury Road on seven. Other films with multiple nominations include Brooklyn andThe Martian w...
     

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    Paco Delgado nominated for best costume design at the Oscars

    After being nominated for a BAFTA he received today at his home in Madrid the wonderful news that he has also been nominated for the Oscars for his work in The Danish Girl. Spanish Paco Delgado has become an internationally recognized costumer, having been nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for his work in “Les Misérables” in 2013, and winning two Goya awards (the Spanish Oscars) in 2013 and 2014. He also was behind the designs for “Biutiful” in 2010 and “Th...
     

    2016 Sundance Film Festival to Feature Conversations with Christopher Nolan and many other Special Guests

     
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    Academy Conversations: The Revenant

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    Rétrospective Wim Wenders du 22 au 24 janvier À l’auditorium du Louvre

    9es Journées internationales du film sur l’art au Louvre du 27 au 31 janvier Avant-premières, projections, rencontres   Cette édition des Journées internationales du film sur l’art reçoit un invité exceptionnel, Wim Wenders. La présence du cinéaste et l’actualité internationale ont contribué à placer ces journées sous le double signe de l’engagement et de la rencontre. ...
     

    Olivier D. Asselin, récipiendaire de la première édition de COURT CIRCUIT - résidence de création en cinéma

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    Gaumont celebre le cinema dans le RER D

     
    SNCF, GAUMONT ET LE STIF, CÉLÈBRENT ENSEMBLE LES 120 ANS DU CINEMA   Et si le septième art s'échappait des salles de cinéma ? Et si les expositions sortaient des musées pour venir à la rencontre de leurs publics ? L'opération inédite lancée par SNCF Transilien et Gaumont, avec le soutien du STIF, met en scène le cinéma et la culture là où on ne les attend pas...

     


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    Calgary Film Fest

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has named the Calgary International Film Festival a qualifying festival for the Best Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film awards.

     

    The recipient of CIFF's annual Best of Shorts Award is now eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®, without the standard theatrical run that a film typically needs to qualify for an Oscar® nomination.

     

    “We are delighted and humbled to join the small and distinguished group of Oscar-qualifying film festivals," said CIFF Executive Director Steve Schroeder.

     

    "This a testament to the strength of CIFF’s short film section, and especially the talent of the filmmakers. The Shorts section has always been one of the most vibrant parts of CIFF and it took a major step forward two years ago with the introduction of CIFF’s Best of Shorts Award."

     

    The Best of Shorts Award was established at CIFF in 2014 to recognize the most outstanding overall short film at the festival.

     

    The Best of Shorts winner is selected by a jury from all short films accepted to the festival. The short films in consideration for the award are screened in a package on the final weekend of the festival.

     

    For the 88th Academy Awards® there were only three Canadian film festivals who had Oscar accreditation in the Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories. Calgary and Edmonton have now both joined this prestigious list for 2016.

     

    Submissions for the 17th Annual Calgary International Film Festival are now open. Filmmakers are invited to submit short and feature films completed after January 15, 2015. The 2016 Festival will run September 21 - October 4, 2016.

     

    On February 28, 2016 CIFF is hosting the first annual Red Carpet Affair Oscar Party at Engineered Air Theatre (Arts Commons). The Academy approved event includes champagne, live entertainment, a silent auction, and of a live screening of the 88th Oscars®. Tickets are now on sale.

     


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    Göteborg Film Festival opens January 29, 2016 and runs till February 8 

    The Ex-wife ©Daniel Takacs – work in progress 2016

    Top Photo: The Ex-wife ©Daniel Takacs – work in progress 2016

     
    From Nollywood to the Nordics 

    In two weeks the largest film festival in the Nordic countries opens. Nordic competitions, Italian focus, a new section on Nigeria – nearly 450 films from 84 countries will be screened during 11 intense days. On January 29 Måns Månsson’s film The Yard will be the opening film of the 39th Göteborg Film Festival.

    As previously revealed, the festival's focus this year lies on Italy and TV drama has been introduced as its own program section. Now we are proud to announce another theme: Next: Nollywood. Today, Nigerian film production stands as the second biggest in the world. With a new section the festival offers a unique opportunity for you to get familiar with one of the world’s most vital film countries.

    Below we point out a few of the upcoming festival’s films, competitions and other highlights. You can also read more about schedule releases and other news for the Industry section.

    Learn more about all films HERE.


     
    Eight films compete for one million SEK 

    For the 28th time, the Göteborg Film Festival will award a prize for Best Nordic Film. Eight films have been nominated for Dragon Award Best Nordic Film. 

    This year’s nominees are The Yard by Måns Månsson (Sweden), Land of Mine by Martin Zandvliet (Denmark),Sparrows by Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland), A War by Tobias Lindholm (Denmark), Granny’s Dancing on the Table by Hanna Sköld (Sweden), The Mine by Aleksi Salmenperä (Finland), The Model by Mads Matthiesen(Denmark) and Welcome to Norway! by Rune Denstad Langlo (Norway).


    Promising debuts

    Eight films have been nominated for the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, the debut award that the festival’s honorary president Ingmar Bergman established before passing away in 2007.

    Motherland by Senem Tüzen (Turkey/Greece)
    Mountain by Yaelle Kayam (Israel/Denmark)
    Lost and Beautiful by Pietro Marcello (Italy)
    The Childhood of a Leader by Brady Corbet (United Kingdom/Hungary/Belgium)
    Anna's Life by Nino Basilia (Georgia)
    The Demons by Philippe Lesage (Canada)
    The Island Funeral by Pimpaka Towira (Thailand)
    A Good Wife by Mirjana Karanovic (Serbia) 


    Best Nordic Documentary

    Eight Nordic films have been nominated for the award given to the best Nordic documentary at the Dragon Award gala on Feburary 6. 

    Reflections by Sara Broos (Sweden)
    Doing Good by Margreth Olin (Norway)
    Don Juan by Jerzy Sladkowski (Sweden)
    Extra Material by Maximilien Van Aertryck (Sweden)
    Motley’s Law by Nicole N. Horanyi (Denmark)
    The Show of Shows by Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland)
    Return of the Atom by Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola(Finland)
    I Remember When I Die by Maria Bäck (Sweden)


    Swedish world premieres

    Axel Petersén’s Under the Pyramid and Kristian Petri’s The Hotel are a two of the Swedish films that will have their world premiere at the festival. 

    Also see new films by Carolina HellsgårdHogir HiroriAmanda Leissner and many others.
    Moreover, a wide range of Swedish short film in all kinds of genres and styles will be shown.


    Italy in focus

    Viva Italia! Italy will be the focus at the 39th Göteborg Film Festival.

    This coming year’s focus on Italy will include new, talked-about films by several of Italy’s strongest filmmakers, insights into Italian society’s most dark and alluring sides, as well as a retrospective in which the festival’s honorary chairman, Swedish director Roy Andersson, will present a selection of his Italian favorites. The festival’s Italian focus will include over 20 films. 


    Next: Nollywood

    Alongside the Italian focus, this year’s festival program presents another theme: an entire section with films from Nigeria.

    Today, Nigerian film production—also called Nollywood—ranks second after India as the biggest in the world. Through this year’s focus section Next: Nollywood, the Göteborg Film Festival makes the hitherto largest effort for introducing Nigerian film to the Nordic countries, and offers you a unique opportunity to get familiar with one of the world’s most vital film countries.


    Nordic Honorary Dragon Award – Susanne Bier

    The Göteborg Film Festival proudly presents the 2016 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award recipient: Susanne Bier.

    On Saturday, January 30 Susanne Bier will hold a Master Class at Pustervik. During the festival her filmsIn a Better World and Freud Leaving Home will be shown.


    Guests at the 39th Göteborg Film Festival

    Laurie Anderson are one of the international guests attending the festival.
    On February 1 she will take part in a discussion withJonas Gardell at Stora Teatern together with a screening of her new filmHeart of a Dog. She will also be chairing the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film jury.

    A number of Italian, Swedish and other Nordic directors and actors will also be attending the festival. A guest list will soon be available at:


    Latest news from Nordic Film Market and TV Drama Vision 

    TV Drama Vision, February 3-4
    The entire programme will be released on January 19, but already now you can read about highlights and see a preliminary delegates list on our webpage:

    TV Drama Vision>>

    Nordic Film Market, February 4-7
    On January 22 we will release all participating film titles in the Nordic Film Market - Göteborg Film Festivals international market place for upcoming and new films from the Nordic countries. 

    We will also release panel guests and more on the content in the Nostradamus-report – an analysis on the future developments in the screen industries presented on February 4 – as well as the projects and participants of Nordic Film Lab Discovery – our new co-financing platform.

    Stay updated, read delegates lists and get more information on:

    Nordic Film Market Webpage>>

    Accreditations 2016
    There are three accreditation levels to choose from: 
    NetworkIndustry and Nordic Film Market.

    Learn more about the accreditations>>


    Take the train to Göteborg Film Festival!

    Travel simple, cheap and environmentally friendly to Göteborg Film Festival. 

    As a partner of the festival SJ offers 10% discount on the trip to Gothenburg. The offer is valid in both 1st and 2nd class. Tickets can only be purchased with the booking module here.


    Scandic Rubinen is the new Festival Industry Centre!

    Welcome to Göteborg Film Festivals new Industry Centre at Hotel Scandic Rubinen. Here you will find our staff, the Press-, Guest- and Industry Centre and our Industry Ticket Office.

    This is the place to find the latest information regarding schedule changes, daily events and more. There is an Industry Lounge, open exclusively for accredited guests. You can also find spaces to network with your peers, hold meetings or just relax. Refreshments and wireless internet connection are available throughout the day.

     


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    MyFrenchFilmFestival starts tomorrow!

    You've waited a whole year for the return of the world's leading online film festival... Well, the 6th edition of the festival is finally here!

     

    Over the past year, MyFrenchFilmFestival has been gearing up to offer you your fill of brand new feature films and short films! With its oh-so-French lineup full of punch and glamour, you won't be disappointed!

    You'll have the chance to watch a rich offering of films ranging from shorts that highlight the vitality of new generation French cinema to outstanding documentaries that will ensure that your knowledge of the secrets of the 7th art is unbeatable, plus, of course, our selection of fresh and sassy feature films which are the trademark of our festival.

    Starting tomorrow, you can discover the selection of titles that until now has been kept secret, some of which have never been seen before and all of which are of the highest quality.

    As of tomorrow, you can vote for your favorite films and share your impressions on social media about the titles you like and those you don't.

    As of tomorrow, you can try your luck to win a trip to Paris to spend 5 nights at the Hôtel Scribe by playing our app on Facebook.

    And from tomorrow, let yourself enjoy this 6th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival—and don't forget to let your friends know about it, they too might want to keep up to speed.

     


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    Oktay Inanç Özdemir und / and Hussein Eliraqui in Meteorstraße/ Meteor Street von / by Aline Fischer © Maurice Wilkerling

    Leuchtstoff Project Meteorstraße to Open the Programme

     

    With twelve films, including eight full-length films as well as four medium-long fiction and documentary films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2016 is now complete (see press release from Dec 21, 2015). The programme will open with the fiction film Meteorstraße (Meteor Street), which was produced by Credo Film (Berlin) and realized with the support of Leuchtstoff, an initiative launched by rbb (Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television station) the regional public broadcaster, and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Born in France, director Aline Fischer got her masters in documentary film directing in Lussas (France). With Meteorstraße, she has now also completed her studies at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (which co-produced the film).

    “I’m delighted to be able to open with such an aesthetic and substantial film debut. The story, which revolves around eighteen-year-old Mohammed (Hussein Eliraqui) and his search for direction in an uncertain world, is exemplary for this year’s programme selection,” says Perspektive head Linda Söffker.

    Whereas in Meteorstraße it is an Lebanese adolescent whose family has fled to Berlin, in TORO (D: Martin Hawie, P: KHM - Academy of Media Arts, Cologne) it is a young Polish man (Paul Wollin), who came to Germany ten years earlier in search of a future. Toro, whose name is actually Piotr, hopes to realise his dream of opening a boxing school in Poland and to do so earns his living as an escort and by having sex with middle-class women. Perspektive Deutsches Kino will show the film on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Hof International Film Festival and welcome Heinz Badewitz, founder and long-standing director of the festival, as its guest. In 2015 TORO had its world premiere at the Montreal Film Festival and then screened at the Hof International Film Festival.

     

    The many young people in the documentary Die Prüfung (The Audition) - directed by Till Harms and produced by Lichtblick Media (Berlin) - also have a dream: they want to become actors. The film explores the complicated microcosm of admission exams at a school for dramatic arts in Hanover, while focussing on the examiners in particular. Are there criteria? And if so, what are they? And how, if at all, can talent be evaluated?

     

    Lotte (Karin Hanczewski), the title character in Julius Schultheiß’s fiction film, already has a profession - she is a nurse. But it is by no means her calling. Instead Lotte seeks excitement in her nightlife. And although she has an almost adult daughter, she herself is unable and unwilling to grow up. Director and producer Julius Schultheiß was a student at the Kassel School of Art and Design until 2014 and is celebrating his debut with Lotte, which he also produced.

     

    With a Romanian co-partner, director Ronny Dörfler produced A Quiet Place, his 24-minute fiction film, himself as well. A young woman (Madalina Craiu) returns to her parents farm in Romania, but ends up not staying long. She resolves to defend herself against her father’s abuse and free her younger sister (Oana Rusu) from all the troubles there. The two sisters decide to run away together and, despite all uncertainties, take their futures into their own hands.

     

    Where did the children from Windholm disappear to? Twenty years ago, when the tide went out on the coast of Windholm, the town children disappeared with it. Officially they are considered dead. Set in the near future, the science fiction film Wir sind die Flut (We Are the Tide, P: Anna Wendt Filmproduktion, a Leuchtstoff project in cooperation with rbb and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg) is about two young scientists (Max Mauff, Lana Cooper) who want to get to the bottom of this mystery. Wir sind die Flut is director Sebastian Hilger’s graduation film for the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and, at the same time, author Nadine Gottmann’s graduation screenplay for the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy.

     

    Three films complete the programme, that have been invited as guests to the Perspektive 2016. At the opening, Sophia Bösch and Sophie Linnenbaum’s four-minute experimental documentary Research Refugees: Meinungsaustausch (Research Refugees: Duologue) will be presented. Michael Klier initiated the “Research Refugees” project with students at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and the Bauhaus Universiät Weimar. In all, eleven short films are to be made: a work in progress about the current refugee situation.

     

    On February 21, 2016 – Berlinale Publikumstag - the Perspektive will show the winning films of the Max Ophüls Prize 2016 for the best long fiction film and the First Steps Award 2015 for the best documentary (Hinter dem Schneesturm / Beyond the Snowstorm, D: Levin Peter).

     


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    Our new logo design for 2016!


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    Live cinema performance at Mirror Mountain 2015

    One of the highlights of our 2015 festival was the live performance by rock group Scattered Clouds and filmmaker Roger D. Wilson and his bike-powered 35mm projector!

    See the whole album at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.573168846163839.1073741831.395711420576250&type=3

    See video of the entire performance here: https://vimeo.com/149210775

     


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    As the 2016 Sundance Film Festival kicks off on today, Thursday in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., Sundance Institute and Picturehouse have adjusted the previously announced 2016 dates for the Sundance Film Festival: London to 2 – 5 June at Picturehouse Central. The festival will feature the international and UK premieres of films from the 2016 edition of the renowned Sundance Film Festival.

     

    Clare Binns, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at Picturehouse, comments:

    Picturehouse and Sundance Institute have taken the decision to adjust our 2016 dates in order to find the ideal place amongst the UK film and event calendar in June. The new dates offer maximum opportunity for UK and London film fans to see a wide range of new independent films this June.”

     

    The 2016 London program will be announced this spring. Hosted at Picturehouse Central for the first time, the Sundance Film Festival: London will build on the success of Sundance London, hosted from 2012 to 2014 which featured the international and UK premieres of films including Fruitvale StationObvious ChildFrankThe Trip to ItalyThe Queen of VersaillesBlackfishUpstream Color and The Look of Love. The festival was attended by filmmakers, artists and supporters including HRH The Prince of Wales, Michael Fassbender, Gemma Arterton, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Rodriguez, Lake Bell, Jimmy Carr, the Eagles, Peaches, David Cross, Rose McGowan, Minnie Driver and Rufus Wainwright.

     

    More information will be available at sundance.org/london. Join the conversation on social media with #sundancelondon.

     

    The Sundance Film Festival: London will be supported by Sundance Channel Global as a Lead Partner in 2016. Sundance Channel Global has supported our London events since 2012.   


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    Global art initiative connects individuals in one-on-one conversation

    Portals, a global public art initiative connectingpeople in live, full-body dialogue, will connect characters in Park City to others in Havana, Cuba; Isfahan, Iran, and Mexico City, Mexico during the Sundance Film Festival from January 22-26, 2016. The Portal will be located at the Airbnb Haus, where local characters from around the world can share their stories with one another.

    Portals are gold shipping containers linked with immersive audio-visual technology. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in another Portal abroad and can converse one-on-one as if in the same room. Participants have described the experience as “breathing the same air.”

    Participants in Park City can RSVP for time in the Portals at www.SharedStudios.com/ParkCity.


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  • 01/21/16--13:32: Berlinale Special 2016
  • Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.

     

    Gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with many prominent guests expected to attend.

     

    The presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again include moderated discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings. 

     

    This year eight films have been invited to participate in Berlinale Special. They include productions and co-productions from Belgium, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and the US.

     

    Berlinale Special Series is part of Berlinale Special. The programme will be announced soon.

     

    Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

     

    A Quiet Passion

    United Kingdom / Belgium

    By Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Sunset Song)

    With Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey, Emma Bell, Duncan Duff

    World premiere

     

    Creepy

    Japan

    By Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Journey to the Shore, Tokyo Sonata)

    With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruna Kawaguchi, Masahiro Higashide

    World premiere

     

    Den allvarsamma leken(A Serious Game)

    Sweden / Denmark / Norway

    By Pernilla August (The Legacy –TV series, Beyond)

    With Sverrir Gudnason, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes, Michael Nyqvist, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

    World premiere

     

    Miles Ahead

    USA

    By Don Cheadle

    With Ewan McGregor, Don Cheadle, Keith Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg, Austin Lyon

    International premiere - First feature

     

     

    Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

     

    National Bird - documentary

    USA

    By Sonia Kennebeck

    World premiere

     

    Already announced films (see press release from December 11, 2015):

     

    Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

    The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble - documentary

    USA

    By Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom)

    European premiere

     

    Where To Invade Next - documentary

    USA

    By Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine)

    European premiere

     

     

    Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

    The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger - documentary

    United Kingdom

    By Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton

    World premiere

     


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    With mixed feelings this year’s NATIVe is saying goodbye to last year’s focus on Latin American and welcoming in the Arctic as next year’s geographical focus. In the 2016 NATIVe programme, which will bridge the gap between the two editions, one film will represent each of these regions. They will provide the impetus to carry on the journey into the far north.
    “Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge of nature and their observations of dramatic changes in the environment which affect all of us are existential issues that play a key role in international Indigenous cinema. The two films in this year’s NATIVe programme explore these topics and in doing so exemplify Indigenous cinema world-wide,” elucidates NATIVe curator Maryanne Redpath. Whether the Amazon or Nunavut (Canadian Arctic region) – these are ecological systems that are endangered due to brutal incursions, colonization and industrialization.  
    A public discussion “Exploring Perspectives on the Representation of Indigenous Film and Culture” - which will be preceded by the ZDF documentary “Die Indianer kommen!“ Indigene Völker im Humboldt Forum (“The Indians are Coming!” Indigenous Peoples at the Humboldt Forum) - will address questions and positions related to working with Indigenous peoples. Talk participants will include representatives of the Ethnological Museum / Humboldt Forum, and NATIVe as well as ZDF documentary-maker Carola Wedel. 
    Together with its international partners, NATIVe will consolidate on its presence at the European Film Market with a stand, thereby creating more visibility for the already successful market-related collaboration.

    Film programme:

    El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)– Columbia / Venezuela / Argentina 2015
    By Ciro Guerra
    A deeply emotional tale about the awakening of the most powerful Shaman in the Columbian Amazon from a devoid state. Past, present and future interweave as he sets out on a journey with a Western scientist to find a sacred plant that provides both physical and spiritual healing.

    Qapirangijuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change– Canada 2010

    By Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

    The icy regions of the Arctic are endangered. Inuit elders transmit their ancient wisdom and observations about the rising temperatures and their impact on daily life in intimate and compelling conversations.


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    Muito Romântico / Forum Expanded 2016 DEU/BRA 2016 DIRECTOR: Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn © Distruktur

     

    The Forum Expanded team has now finished the selection process for this year’s programme. 49 artistic works have been invited, including 32 films of different lengths, 15 installations, one lecture performance and a reading. The exhibition at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg will open on February 10 already, one day before the Berlinale gets underway. The premiere screenings of the film programmes will take place in the auditorium of the same location and will be followed by comprehensive discussions. The central thread here is this year’s theme of “Traversing the Phantasm”, which art theorist Helmut Draxler will introduce in a keynote lecture. In reference to theoretician Jacques Lacan, the concept of the phantasm is reflected in numerous ways in this year’s programme – as collective fantasies or (geo-)political realities of various different manifestations.

     

    The works shown in the film programmes and the exhibitions set themselves the task of not just depicting such phantasms but also working their way through them. Subjects such as war, national statehood, arms exports, forced migration or capitalism are investigated as components of ideology and mythology using the language of cinema. The reference points here include genres such as science fiction (Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind, Clemens von Wedemeyer), war (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson) or horror films (Anja Kirschner), Egyptian film and media history (Heba Amin, Islam Kamal, Mayye Zayed) as well as the work of directors such as Yvonne Rainer (Kerstin Schroedinger), Pier Paolo Pasolini (Anja Kirschner), Michelangelo Antonioni (Volker Sattel), Alain Resnais, Chris Marker (Joe Namy, Clemens von Wedemeyer), Ingmar Bergman (Maged Nader) or Jack Smith (Marie Losier). Museum and exhibition culture (Assad Gruber, Hila Peleg), the history of sculptures and monuments (Heinz Emigholz, Ahmad Ghossein, Joe Namy) or art concepts such as Lettrism (Mika Taanila) equally flow into new forms of expression within which the artists then position themselves.

     

    Several of the films showing in the programme make reference to films that form part of the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art collection. The Forum programme also generates such references, just as some films in the archive stem from the festival programmes of the last decades. A list of such “reference films” available in the Arsenal archive as analogue prints will be published at the start of the festival. These films can then be viewed on editing tables in the newly set-up Arsenal screening facilities at silent green Kulturquartier.

     

    An installation of the digital version of a Japanese short film will also be presented there that was shown at the Forum in 1984: Xénogénèse by Morishita Akihiko shows a man steadily disappearing behind  scratches that run through the entire film. Due to the way the film was made, a new print could not be struck directly, as the scratches must be added by the filmmaker by hand. A newly produced analogue print will now receive its premiere as part of the Forum

     

    Film history will also be re-staged in the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Embassy of Canada: in her 1969 film Reason over Passion / La Raison Avant la Passion, Joyce Wieland explores a famous sentence uttered by Canadian prime minister of the time Pierre Trudeau.

     

    Film archives are also expressions of phantasms: what is collected there, how is it ordered and for what purpose? In keeping with last year’s “Visionary Archive” programme, film collections will be presented that grew out of specific moments in history: Afghan films which had to remain unfinished; films left behind by the Soviet Cultural Institute in Jordan; Indonesian propaganda films stored in an abandoned film lab in Jakarta; a batch of Nigerian films produced in the period following British colonial rule; films produced for a specific market, such as VHS productions in Cyprus; or films and videos that reveal violence and the exercise of power, such as in the former Yugoslavia or in the Palestinian Territories.

    The Visionary Archives presentations will be taking place daily in the foyer of the Akademie der Künste from February 13 onwards at 11.00 am.

     

    The Prinzessinnengärten bar and the b_books bookstore will once again be on hand in the atrium of the Filmhaus at Potsdamer Platz.

     

    Films

     

    A Boy Needs a Friend by Steve Reinke (Canada / USA)

    Abu Ammar is Coming by Naeem Mohaiemen (Bangladesh / Lebanon / United Kingdom)

    Al Marhala Al Rabiaa (The Fourth Stage) by Ahmad Ghossein (Lebanon / United Arab Emirates)

    Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson (Canada)

    Bunker Drama by Mike Crane (USA / Lithuania)

    The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun by Anton Vidokle (USA / Kazakhstan)

    Continuity by Omer Fast (Germany)

    La Cupola by Volker Sattel (Germany)

    ESIOD 2015 by Clemens von Wedemeyer (Austria / Germany)

    Expired by Islam Kamal (Egypt)

     

    Fathy La Yaeesh Hona Baad Ala'n (Fathy Doesn't Live Here Anymore) by Maged Nader (Egypt)

    From the Notebook of... by Robert Beavers (USA)

    Fugue by Kerstin Schroedinger (Germany)

    The Illinois Parables by Deborah Stratman (USA)

     

    In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain by Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind (Palestinian Territories / Denmark / United Kingdom / Qatar)

    Invention by Mark Lewis (Canada / United Kingdom)

    Kama Tohalleq al Teyour (As Birds Flying) by Heba Amin (Egypt)

    The Lamps by Shelly Silver (USA)

    Le Corbusier [IIIII] Asger Jorn [Relief] by Heinz Emigholz (Germany / Denmark)

    Mannerlaatta (Tectonic Plate) by Mika Taanila (Finland)

    Moderation by Anja Kirschner (Greece / Italy / Egypt / United Kingdom)

    Muito Romântico by Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn (Germany / Brazil)

    Now: End of Season by Ayman Nahle (Lebanon)

    O Pássaro da Noite by Marie Losier (Portugal / France)

    The Right by Assaf Gruber (Germany / Poland)

    Ruina by Gabraz Sanna (Brazil)

    Sign Space by Hila Peleg (Germany)

    Stones Gods People by Joe Namy (Lebanon)

    Transmission from the Liberated Zones by Filipa César (Portugal / France / Germany)

    Wadee'at tasallul (Offside) by Marwan Hamdan (Lebanon)

    We Demand by Claudrena N. Harold/Kevin Jerome Everson (USA)

    Zakerat Abad El Shams (A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane) by Mayye Zayed (Egypt)

     

    Performance

     

    When the Ventriloquist Came and Spoke to Me by Ahmad Ghossein (Lebanon)

     

    Reading

     

    The Hanging Garden of Sleep by Haytham El-Wardany (Germany / Egypt)

     

    Exhibitions

     

    Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg:

    A Mina dos Vagalumes by Raphaël Grisey (France / Brazil)

    Chao ju zuo yong (Action at a Distance) by Yin-Ju Chen (Taiwan)

    BBR 1 – No. 1 of Blossom Bud Restrainer by Liu Chuang (People's Republic of China)

    Girl Talk by Wu Tsang (USA)

    Hygiene / Swachh by Pushpamala N. (India)

    Mleeta by Sandra Schäfer (Germany)

    The Pink Detachment by Jen Liu (USA)

    Kartoshka (Potato) by Lyusya Matveeva (Russian Federation)
    pssst Leopard 2A7+ by Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Germany)

    Les oxymores de la raison by Kader Attia (France)

    The Refrain by Angela Melitopoulos, with the participation of Maurizio Lazzarato, Angela Anderson and Aya Hanabusa (Germany / South Korea)

    Safe Disassembly by Andreas Bunte (Germany / Norway)

    Terra Nullius or: How to be a Nationalist by James T. Hong (People's Republic of China / Taiwan / South Korea)

     

    Embassy of Canada – Marshall McLuhan Salon:

    Reason over Passion / La Raison Avant la Passion by Joyce Wieland (Canada)

     

    silent green Kulturquartier:

     

    Xénogénèse by Akihiko Morishita (Japan)

     

    Lectures, Panels and Discussions

     

    Traversing the Phantasm Keynote Lecture

    Helmut Draxler (Berlin)

     

    Traversing Phantasms with NAAS ناس | Network of Arab Arthouse Screens

    Co-hosted with Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre (Cairo)

     

    Visionary Archives

     

    The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid – Ala Younis (Jordan)

    Rotting Away Behind Locked Doors– Edwin (Indonesia)

    Reclaiming History, Unveiling Memory – Didi Cheeka (Nigeria)

    Zmeđu Nas/Between Us – An Open Archive Project at the Library Hamdija Kreševljaković – Video Arhiv, Sarajevo – Clarissa Thieme (Germany), Nihad Kreševljaković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

    Hannibal in Rafah: A Reconstruction of One Bloody Day in the 2014 Gaza War from User Generated Videos – Eyal Weizman (United Kingdom)

    VHS Cyprus: A Lost History – Constantinos Taliotis (Cyprus)

    What We Left Unfinished – Mariam Ghani (USA), Latif Ahmadi (Afghanistan)


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    Exodus to Shangai - Meet the team in Berlin

    The cast and crew will be attending Berlinale with a screening in the Market Feb 12th at 7:00 pm Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie, Potzdamer Strasse 2. Join us at the Marriott (260) to discuss sales and festival selection Chinese consul in Vienna saved thousands of Jews with visas to escape to Shangai. A true story.  The film is entering the festival circuit FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION  
    Marriott 260 February 11-18 you are welcome to join us and enjoy free cocktails betwwen 4 and 8 pm.
     
    Trailer I Synopsis I A film by  Anthony Hickox I Produced by Michel Adam I Exodus to Shangai's blog | Website I Ask a screener I @ Mariott 260 Feb 11-17     

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    Montreal Int Animation Film Fest dates moved forward to August 18-21. Animaze Seeks Animation at Berlinale 2016 - Let's Meet!

    Please note Animaze 2016 edition Montreal will be taking place August 18-21, 2016. Animaze is happy to attend Berlinale 2016 seeking feature length animation film, shorts, as well as interactive projects for our festival in August 18-21 in Montreal Quebec Canada. Films with more than 35% VFX (excluding credits) are also welcome to submit. Please contact us via email to set up a meeting: programming@animazefestival.com Submit your film here:  FILMFREEWAY  
     
     

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    SUNDANCE PREVIEWS  January 21 - 31, 2016
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    Kodak and Sundance Institute Collaborate To Support Independent Filmmakers

     
    Kodak and Sundance Institute are collaborating to support the Institute’s preservation efforts while also supporting independent filmmakers who are using motion picture film. As part of the new alliance, Kodak is providing film to the Sundance Institute’s Archives, which hosts a wealth of images, tapes and artifacts preserved over its rich 35-year history. Kodak is also creating 35mm exhibition prints for filmmakers who originated their projects on film and those with features in the...
     
    2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE  A film by Robert Greene  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 - MONDAY, JANUARY 25     What does it mean to tell somebody else's story? In this ingenious blend of documentary and psychological thriller, Robert Greene (ACTRESS) follows Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, LISTEN UP PHILIP) through her creative process as she prepares for her next, tragic role: Christine Chubbuck, a Flori...
     

    UNCLE HOWARD Directed by Aaron Brookner World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival (US Documentary)

    Watch the Trailer:  Featuring: Howard Brookner, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, James Grauerholz, Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Brad Gooch...
     

    Werner Herzog's premieres his new documentary LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD in Sundance

    Werner Herzog's new documentary LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD. The film is premiering this Saturday (1/23) at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.    TRT: 98 Minutes About the film: Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. Presented by NETSCOUT, a leader in service assurance and cyber security, Werner Herzog explores – in a playful ye...
     

    Wendi Murdoch at Sundance 2016 for the opening World Premiere documentary of SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG

    2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL   OPENING NIGHT – WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION   “SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG”   WORLD PREMIERE   THURSDAY, JANUARY 21st       WHO:                        Director Kevin Macdonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER), subject Cai Guo-Qiang and wife Ho...
     

    Uber partners with Airbus for Sundance helicopter rides

     
    Uber has already taken over the roads in most major cities. Now it’s getting ready to take over the skies this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  The San Francisco company is partnering with aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group SE for a pilot program that will let Sundance attendees hail a helicopter ride from the Uber app. ...
     

    Sundance 2016: WEINER, An Inside Look at the Disastrous NYC Mayoral Campaign of Anthony Weiner, Has World Premiere in U.S. Docum

    2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION WEINER     Thrilling, Wild Inside Look at an Unprecedented Political Meltdown Has World Premiere at Fest; Film Recently Acquired by Sundance Selects & Showtime Films     With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, as he mounts his New York City mayoral campaign, WEINER is a thrilling look inside his impending political meltdown. What begins as an unexpected comeback from being a...
     

    Six European films receive FSS at the Sundance Film Festival

    Land Of The Enlightened by Pieter-Jan De Pue Promotional campaigns for six European films are being boosted with Films Sales Support (FSS) from European Film Promotion (EFP) at this year's Sundance Film Festival (January 21 - 31, 2016). Dedicated to the discovery of new independent cinema from around the world and as gateway to the North American market, the Sundance Film Festival is one of the important festivals in the US. €25,000 towards sales compa...
     

    Kim Snyder's Powerful Witness to A Small Town in the Aftermath of Unthinkable Violence Has World Premiere at Fest

    2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION NEWTOWN Kim Snyder's Powerful Witness to A Small Town in the Aftermath of Unthinkable Violence Has World Premiere at Fest     There are no easy answers in Kim A. Snyder's searing new documentary NEWTOWN - no words of compassion or reassurance that can bring back the 20 children and six educators who lost their lives during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Instead, Snyder gives us exclus...
     

    World Premiere of KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

     
    2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL  U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION "KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE" WORLD PREMIERE  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 Temple Theatre 3700 North Brookside Court  Park City, UT Attending: ctress/Subject Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience), director Robert Greene, cinematographer Sean Price Williams, producers Susan Bedusa and Douglas Tirola, co-producers Bennett Elliot and Danielle Rosen, executive producer Christos V. Konstantakopo...
     

    Portals at Sundance Film Festival Connects Characters Around the Globe

    Global art initiative connects individuals in one-on-one conversation Portals, a global public art initiative connectingpeople in live, full-body dialogue, will connect characters in Park City to others in Havana, Cuba; Isfahan, Iran, and Mexico City, Mexico during the Sundance Film Festival from January 22-26, 2016. The Portal will be located at the Airbnb Haus, where local characters from around the world can share their stories with one another. Portals are g...
     

    Sundance Film Festival London brings forward dates to 2-5 June at Picturehouse Central

    As the 2016 Sundance Film Festival kicks off on today, Thursday in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., Sundance Institute and Picturehouse have adjusted the previously announced 2016 dates for the Sundance Film Festival: London to 2 – 5 June at Picturehouse Central. The festival will feature the international and UK premieres of films from the 2016 edition of the renowned Sundance Film Festival.   Clare Binns, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at Picturehouse, comments: “P...
     

    Meet the misfits of BRAHMAN NAMAN! | Sundance 2016

    MEET THE CHARACTERS OF BRAHMAN NAMAN World Premiere Section: World Dramatic Competition Directed by Q. Written by Naman Ramachandran Cast: Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Sid Mallya, Vaiswath Shankar, Chaitanya Varad, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy   We'd like to introduce you to the colorful characters of BRAHMAN NAMAN. It’s the 1980s and Naman (Shashank Arora, star of Cannes hit TITLI) is a know-it-all nerd driven by the whims of his raging hormones. Heading up...
     

    Women Make Movies at Sundance Film Festival 2016

    WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION SECTION NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE    SONITA Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami       ...
     

    BGP At Sundance 2016

    FIGHT VALLEY  (Action; Fighting) Now available for international licensing Action MMA film FIGHT VALLEY!   Featuring the TOP UFC Female Fighters including: Holly Holm - UFC Bantaweight Champion Miesha Tate - #1 Contender & Challenger for the Cham...
     

    Slamdance premiere for OH, I GET IT Documentary exposing the challenges facing queer comedians in the world of stand-up comedy

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    Berlinale Dailies February 11 - 20, 2016 

    Berlinale: Panorama 2016 Complete:

    Indignation / Panorama 2016 USA 2015 DIRECTOR: James Schamus Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon © Winesburg Productions, LLC.     Opening Films of Main Programme and Panorama Dokumente, Strong Showing from Latin America, and Films from Korea and China   The selection for this year’s Panorama is now complete: 51 films from 33 countries have been picked, of which 17 w...
     

    Forum Expanded Berlinale 2016 – The Programme is Complete

    Muito Romântico / Forum Expanded 2016 DEU/BRA 2016 DIRECTOR: Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn © Distruktur   The Forum Expanded team has now finished the selection process for this year’s programme. 49 artistic works have been invited, including 32 films of different lengths, 15 installations, one lecture performance and a reading. The exhibition at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg will open on February 10 already, one day before the Be...
     

    Chi Raq by Spike Lee joins the Berlinale 2016 Competition

    Chi Raq by Spike Lee joins the competition The Competition of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 18 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears (see also press releases from December 4 and 11, 2015, and January 11, 2016). 19 films are world premieres.   The following countries are participating in the entire programme: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the Neth...
     

    “CoPro Series”: Seven international series projects to pitch at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

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    NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema: out of the Amazon onto the Perennial Ice

    With mixed feelings this year’s NATIVe is saying goodbye to last year’s focus on Latin American and welcoming in the Arctic as next year’s geographical focus. In the 2016 NATIVe programme, which will bridge the gap between the two editions, one film will represent each of these regions. They will provide the impetus to carry on the journey into the far north. “Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge of nature and their observations of dramatic changes in the ...
     

    Forum 2016: Making Experience Tangible

    Akher ayam el madina | In the Last Days of the City Forum 2016 EGY/DEU/GBR/ARE 2016 / DIRECTOR: Tamer El Said Khalid Abdalla © Zero Production The 46th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 44 films in its main programme, of which 34 are world premieres and nine international premieres. This year’s Special Screenings will be announced in an additional press release.   One regional focus of this year’s programme is the Arab region. Films sho...
     

    Berlinale Special 2016

    Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.   Gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast with many prominent guests expected to attend.   The presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again include moderated discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings.    This year eight films have been invited to partic...
     

    Teddy is 30! Berlinale' OFFICIAL Queer Award celebrates shorts, docs & features

    30 years of Teddy The only official LGBTIQ (in short, queer) film prize at an A-festival in the world is celebrating its 30th anniversary: the Teddy Award. An offshoot of the Panorama, the prize has been awarded since 1987 in the categories Short Film, Documentary and Feature to works relevant to queer culture. Eligible every year are films from all of the Berlinale sections. Meanwhile, the award has achieved international signific...
     

    Berlinale Generation 14Kplus MELLOW MUD by Renārs Vimba

    110 min, Latvia, color, 2016, Latvian with English subtitles, world premiere Director Renārs Vimba and actress Elīna Vaska (above) are available for interviews In his strong debut feature MELLOW MUD, Latvian director Renārs Vimba carefully handles the delicate theme of coming-of-age of a teenage girl. Living in the muddy fields of the Latvian countryside with her grandmother and her younger brother Robis, Raya (17) faces the bittersweet pleasure of fir...
     

    HELLO, MY NAME IS FRANK Coming Soon!

    HELLO, MY NAME IS FRANK               "HELLO, MY NAME IS FRANK" STARRING "JEM AND THE HOLOGRAM'S'" HAYLEY KIYOKO     Garrett M. Brown (Kick-Ass, Uncle...
     

    MK2 Acquires Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu’s ‘Mrs. Hyde’

    Mrs. Hyde a film by Serge Bozon Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Romain Duris Black comedy – France – French Mrs. Géquil is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels decidedly different... Now will M...
     

    Asian entertainment company Huanxi will invest $50 million in MUBI

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    Premiere Entertainment line up at EFM 2016

    Premiere Entertainment will be attending Berlinale next month and would like to meet with you.  Our initial lineup is below. CURRENT TITLES   FALL GUY   GENRE:  Action   DIRECTOR:  Kevin Carraway   PRODUCERS:  Angelica Montesano   CAST:  Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding)   SYNOPSIS:  A cab driver with a gambling debt accepts a job to transport a valuable briefc...
     

    Cardinal XD line up @ EFM

      SEE YOU IN VALHALLA   Starring:  Sarah Hyland, Steve Howay, Odeya Rush, Bret Harrison   After the bizarre death of her brother, Johana Burwood must return home after four years to face her quirky family, including her estranged dad, her two competitive brothers and various significant others. The family is uncomfortable with each other at first, and their inner turmoil manifests itself in quarrels and outright fights. Johana is forced to face some secrets from h...
     

    Hotel Dallas will celebrate its world premiere at the 66th International Film Festival Berlin 2016

    Hotel Dallas (Romania/USA, 2016), the film debut of Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang, will screen in the Panorama Documents section of this year’s Berlinale. Playfully mixing fiction and documentary, the filmmakers explore the influence of a TV show on a society in upheaval. The film takes Patrick Duffy, star of the American TV series Dallas, on a magical mystery tour of Romania, from the communist 80s into the present.    Directors: Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang Cast: Pa...
     

    EastWest new films @ EFM 2016!

        EastWest Filmdistribution is getting ready for Berlin! Check out latest acquisitions that will be screened at the EFM '16          Attack of the Lederhosenzombies by Dominik Hartl   2015, Austria; Zombie, Comedy; 77 minutes Original Language: English Cast & Credits     Headline for synopsis   The snowboarders Steve, Branka and Joschi are left be...
     

    The German SHOOTING STAR Jella Haase

    Photo Jella Haase: © Debora Brune This morning, the European Film Promotion (EFP) announced the names of the 10 young European acting talents who are to be honored as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2016 at the Berlinale. The German actress Jella Haase was selected as one of Europe's best talents. The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2016 were chosen in Hamburg by an international expert jury which included the German film critic Tobias Kniebe among its m...
     

    Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Coming of Age and the Fear of the Future

    Oktay Inanç Özdemir und / and Hussein Eliraqui in Meteorstraße / Meteor Street von / by Aline Fischer © Maurice Wilkerling Leuchtstoff Project Meteorstraße to Open the Programme   With twelve films, including eight full-length films as well as four medium-long fiction and documentary films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2016 is now complete (see press release from Dec 21, 2015). The programme will open with the fiction film Meteorstraße (Meteor...
     

    Berlinale 2016 10th Culinary Cinema: Make Food Not War

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    Berlinale Classics: Presenting six newly-restored films from Germany, Japan, Taiwan and the USA

    The Road Back von / by James Whale. Quelle / Source: NBC Universal Archives & Collections © Universal Pictures  The Berlinale Classics series of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival will present premieres of six films, two German and four international productions, five of them world premieres. Heiner Carow’s semi-autobiographical film Die Russen kommen (The Russians are Coming, GDR, 1968) is set in the waning days of World War II. For 16-year-old Günter Wal...

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    Golden Trailer Awards May 4


    Early Bird Deadline: Friday February 5th, 2016

    "Call for Entry is NOW open at www.goldentrailer.com
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    Regular Deadline: Friday March 4th, 2016
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    The Wiper Film Festival 
    April 6 – 8, 2016


    Early Bird January 31, 2016

    The Wiper Film Festival is the premiere online film festival and includes an NYC screening. Your work will have the opportunity to be seen by more than 18 millions users around the globe.

    There is no fee to submit and have your work considered. There are cash grants for Curator’s Choice and Fan Choice winners in each category. Wiper also provides free advertising and promotion budget to its top films. Submit your feature and short length work today!

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    NYC Indie Film Fest 
    April 27 to May 1, 2016!

    Regular Deadline January 31, 2016

    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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    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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    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  August 18th - 21st, 2016.


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

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    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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    Exodus to Shangai


    Exodus to Shanghai tells a story of two brave lovers, Fannia and Bruce, who stand up to the Nazis and fight against their evil. With the help of music, martial arts and wisdom, they make their escape to Shanghai on the Orient Express, saving many Jews along the journey.   Together with Dr. Ho, the Chinese Consul in Vienna in 1938, who helped thousands of Jews to flee Vienna and escape to Shanghai with free Exit Visas, they make their Exodus to Shanghai.   A Dead Nazi is a Good Nazi.
     

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    Paranoid Girls For Oscar Consideration

    Paranoid Girls Comedy by Pedro del Santo is qualified for Oscar selection running for best film, best original song...

    Ana, Paula and Veronica become fascinated by modeling and the life that it offers. Yet, they gradually begin to discover the dark side of fashion hidden behind the fame and glamour of the spotlights. The women experience downfall as they engage with an antagonistic photographer who drags models into a high stakes abyss of danger. The women learn to value friendship over the lures of fashion pitfalls and enjoy life's simplicities in the end.

     

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    Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 

    over 40 festival wins so far

     

    Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater)

    Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.
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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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    Joy, Review: Mop to the Top

    Joy, Review: Mop to the Top Is it possible to watch a film based on a true story and feel that some of the scenes are unreal, artificial or contrived? It is. Probably more so, when the writer/director takes liberties galore with the original story and tries to universalise it, adding smart anecdotes and witticisms where honest narrative might have worked better. Joy is one such example. It’s a genre-defying tale, and that’s welcome. Half-baked plot points and half-hearted characte...
     

    MyFrenchFilmFestival: Here we go!

    Murders and tears, laughs and kisses—that’s what awaits you in our 6th edition of Nicolas Winding Refn officially opened the 6th edition of Felix Van Groeningen, director of the high-voltage The Misfortunates and the magnificent The Broken Circle Breakdown, and Persépolis, Valérie Donzelli, director of Marguerite et Julien, and All About Them by Summertime by Sand Castles by Henri Henri by Telefilm Canada) Who said French-language films didn'...
     

    "The Hateful Eight"' Quarantino No. 8

    << In the dead of a Wyoming winter a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection if nefarious characters>> Tedious Bloody Bullshit with nice Winter Scenery This was my first film of 2016, viewed on January  14th in Budapest at the Művész Art Cinema with Hungarian subtitles. It opens with a big yellow caption announcing that this is Quentin's EIGHTH film --Presented with their Customary enormous Bad Taste by the...
     
    The 33, Review: Deep, Down, Dark, and Die-hard A Chilean-Colombian co-production, The 33 (Los 33 in Spanish) has a Mexican director, Puerto Rican and the son of Guatemalan immigrants as two of the writers, American, British, Irish, French, Brazilian and Filipino members in the cast, and even more nationalities in the production. This is what we can call an international ensemble film, in the real sense of the world. It is an almost true reproduction of a mining disaster that trapped 33 miner...Digital Gym

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    Live cinema performance at Mirror Mountain 2015

    One of the highlights of our 2015 festival was the live performance by rock group Scattered Clouds and filmmaker Roger D. Wilson and his bike-powered 35mm projector! See the whole album at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.573168846163839.1073741831.395711420576250&type=3 See video of the entire performance here: https://vimeo.com/149210775  
     

    MyFrenchFilmFestival starts tomorrow!

    You've waited a whole year for the return of the world's leading online film festival... Well, the 6th edition of the festival is finally here!   Over the past year, MyFrenchFilmFestival has been gearing up to offer you your fill of brand new feature films and short films! With its oh-so-French lineup full of punch and glamour, you won't be disappointed! You'll have the chance to watch a rich offering of films ranging from shorts that highlight the...
     

    Highlights on Göteborg Film Festival 2016

     
    Göteborg Film Festival opens January 29, 2016 and runs till February 8  Top Photo: The Ex-wife ©Daniel Takacs – work in progress 2016   From Nollywood to the Nordics  In ...
     

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has named the Calgary International Film Festival a qualifying festival for the Best Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film awards.   The recipient of CIFF's annual Best of Shorts Award is now eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®, without the standard theatrical run that a film typically needs to qualify for an Oscar® nomination.   “...Digital Gym

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    The Oscar controversy / boycott

    #OscarsSoWhite... Again! Spike Lee alerts the Academy

    Quendrith Johnson our LA based correspondent commented and alerted us about the letter Spike Lee just published on his official instagram profile. He is one of the many voices who stood up saying the selection did not take enough account of diversity. He notices with anger that "For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White"... read his full statement below. Jada Pinkett Smith ...
     

    Gil Robertson, President of African American Film Critics Association react to this years Oscar nominations

    Academy President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and Gil Robertson, President of African American Film Critics Association react to this years Oscar nominations which included no black actors in any category. USA TODAY ...
     

    Statement from Academy President Cherryl Boone Isaacs answering all voices erupting against exclusion of diversity

    ACADEMY PRESIDENT CHERYL BOONE ISAACS "I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees.  While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership.  In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membershi...

    Why SPOTLIGHT Is Front Runner, #OscarsSoWhite, The Big Five & A Contentious Award Season

    by Quendrith Johnson   If Oscar-winner Sean Penn can go interview El Chapo, then the state of journalism really is in trouble — oh, nevermind, this is just indicative of how movie people perceive and interpret the craft. A cocky Penn goes on CBS with Charlie Rose to call out those who ‘don’t think I’m a real journalist,’ while having committed a de facto ethical violation of the profession by grandstanding for Ro...
     

    2016 awards

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    The Argentinean Film JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso Wins the Cinema Tropical Award for Best Latin American Film of the Year

    Viggo Mortensen in Jauja   INVASION (Panama) for Best Documentary Film IXCANUL (Guatemala) for Best First Film MALA MALA for Best U.S. Latino Film Pablo Larraín (THE CLUB, Chile) for Best Director, Feature Film Betzabé García (KINGS OF NOWHERE, Mexico) for Best Director, Documentary Film   New York, NY, January 20, 2016. The Argentinean film Jauja by Lisandro Alonso starring Viggo Mortensen was the winner of the top award for Best Latin American Fil...
     

    22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® “By the Numbers”

    The style and décor of the 22nd Annual® Screen Actors Guild Awards® is the very definition of elegance. Delicate chandeliers flourish over the audience and stage like sparkling clouds, while the stage is outlined by gleaming tubes of steel that suggest futuristic organ pipes. A pair of majestic Actor® statues on pedestals stand sentry over a giant center screen, which is framed in additional sleek silver. Far upstage a fiber-optic stardrop curtain provides a celestial twinkl...
     

    My Internship in Canada has been voted winner of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award

    The 10-day celebration of Canadian cinema, screen talent, and creativity came to a close last night with Toronto audiences crowning Philippe Falardeau’s political satire their favourite pick from the festival’s 10 feature films.   Running January 8–17 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival attracted a record audience for its 15th edition, presenting an engaging lineup of events including screenings of the 10 best feature and short film...
     

    Recipients of SFFS Producer Fellowships

     
    Innovative Fellowship Program Designed to Cultivate the Best Independent Producers From All Over the World and Bring Them to the Bay Area to Work on Their Next Projects The San Francisco Film Society has announced the latest recipients of SFFS Producer Fellowships, which are designed to highlight the producer's craft by providing tangible assistance to emerging filmmaking talent. Now in its s...
     

    88th Oscar Fact Sheet

    88th OSCARS® FACT SHEET 88th Oscars Information Number of features eligible for Best Picture this year (88th Oscars, 2015) 307 Number of features eligible for Best Picture last year (87th Oscars, 2014) 320 Number of countries submitting foreign language films 80 Number of voting members 6,261 (as of 12/3/15) Number of ushers / ticket takers inside the Dolby™ Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® 60 Number of Red Carpet fan bleacher seats 745 Number of people who work...
     
     

    88th Academy Awards® nominations revealed

    Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 14). Del Toro and Lee announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by Boone Isaacs and Krasinski for the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT, at the live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars® website, www.oscar.com....Digital Gym

    > PEOPLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT     

    New Book by Emanuel Levy: Gay Directors, Gay Films?... Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

    Gay Directors, Gay Films? Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters Emanuel Levy       This is an impressively informative treatment of five prominent gay directors who represent a wide range of differences within the gay spectrum. Levy’s background in gay cinema, independent cinema, and traditional Hollywood cinema make him the ideal author for this significant and original study.”   —Molly...
     

    Exodus to Shangai - A personal story for Michel Adam

    Michel Adam wrote and produced Exodus to Shangai and shared with filmfestivals.com the reasons behind his involvement! “The movie is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who died last year. She was a musician who fell in love with my father in Vienna during the war and they eventually ended up in China after having crossed all of Siberia. I had heard many epic stories of their dramatic lives and escape to safety and knew it was meant for the big screen. I felt I had to tell their st...
     

    Exodus to Shangai - The Director Anthony Hickox

    Anthony "Tony" Hickox was born in 1959 and comes from a family of filmmakers. He is the eldest son of the director Douglas Hickox and Academy Award-winning editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia...) and elder brother of editor Emma E. Hickox and James D.R. Hickox. He is also the great nephew of Lord J. Arthur Rank who controlled the British film industry for many years. After starting as a club promoter in London he came to LA ...
     

    Exodus to Shangai - Meet Dr Ho Consul General for China stationed in Vienna from 1938 to 1940

    Consul Ho's daughter, Manli Ho and son Ho Man-To receive the Righteous award in honor of their late father at Yad Vashem from Commission for the Designation of the Righteous   2008 Washington DC, USA Dr. Ho’s commemorative plaque Dr. Ho was the Consul General for China stationed in Vienna from 1938 to 1940 Against the instructions of his supervisors in Berlin, the Chinese ambassador Dr. Ho issued nearly 10,000 Visas for Jews to leave to Shanghai: here is one of them below....
     

    Interview with Fernando Bolaños on VIAJE (2015)

    VIAJE (2015) by Costa Rican director Paz Fábrega follows the story of Luciana and Pedro after they meet at a party. Young and adorable, their chemistry is magnetic; it appears they have always known each other. In the early hours of morning, Pedro remembers he has to travel; on a whim, he invites Luciana to join him. She decides to go, and these two strangers embark upon a stunning journey together that changes them both. Shot in black and white, the film is a lyrical road journey about...
     
     

    Legendary Filmmaker Oliver Stone to be Honored Lifetime Vision Award @ 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival

    Sun Valley, ID– Oliver Stone, Academy Award®-winning writer and director, will be honored with the Lifetime Vision Award at the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival, (SVFF), March 2-6 in Sun Valley, Idaho, presented by Zions Bank. Stone has been credited with writing and directing over 20 full-length feature films, earning him a well-respected place in cinematic history for some of the most influential and iconic films of the last two decades. The SVFF Lifetime Vision Award pays ...

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    Film or Festival? How Short Film Connection can work for you

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    Major Buzz Factory : Expérience de Bruno Chatelin du marketing Digital pour les films

    Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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    Please note Animaze 2016 edition Montreal  will be taking place August 18-21, 2016.

    Animaze is happy to  attend Berlinale 2016 seeking feature length animation film, shorts, as well as interactive projects for our festival in August 18-21 in Montreal Quebec Canada. Films with more than 35% VFX (excluding credits) are also welcome to submit.

    Please contact us via email to set up a meeting : programming@animazefestival.com

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