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    30 March 2016 (Hong Kong)– The 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival is held from March 21 to April 4, screening over 240 films from 66 countries and regions around the world.

    With an aim to promoting art and culture in Hong Kong, LeEco partnered with HKIFF to kick-off Hong Kong’s first Online International Festival, showing exclusively the most popular and reputed films from all over the world, highlights including the digitally restored in 4K films of Bruce LEE, Berlin International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize movie The Club (2015); The Past (2013) by the Oscar-winning director Asghar FARHADI; Men & Chicken (2015)with Mads MIKKELSEN as main cast, as well as the 4K-restored Taiwanese movie The Boys from Fengkuei (1983) directed by HOU Hsiao-Hsien.  LeEco has also selected other spectacular short films in drama, animation, documentary genre, ensuring to meet the tastes of a wide range of audience.

    As one of the icons of Hong Kong film culture, LeEco believes the digitally restored in 4K Bruce LEE’s films – including The Big Boss  (1971), Fist of Fury  (1972), The Way of the Dragon (1972) and The Game of Death (1978) – will revitalize the spirit and martial-arts legends in the best possible way.

    The film’s restoration works are conducted by L'IMMAGINE RITROVATA, a top-of-class film restoration laboratory in Italy.  The professional technicians used the original film roll to undergo a complicated digital 4K restoration process, which took more 1,200 man hours to complete.  With the same dedication in mind, LeEco wishes to breathe a new life to the Hong Kong film icon and sustain his inspiration and passion for local film culture.


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    TROMAnimation FILM FESTIVAL will run Saturday, April 30th 2016 at Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn

     
    ACCEPTING ENTRY-FEE FREE SUBMISSIONS NOW!
     
    TromaDance Film Festival, which is in its 17th year, will give birth to an additional free independent film festival.  The first ever TROMAnimation Film Festival, organized by Gary Trimarchi, animation consultant and animation curator of the exhibition, set to take place at the NYC landmark Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn, NY on April 30, 2016, it  was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of “The Toxic Avenger.”
     
    TROMAnimation, like TromaDance, does not require a fee to submit and the event will be admission free for a ttendees.  Selections will be made based on open-genre submissions and promises to feature over five hours of animations from 6 PM-11 PM on Saturday, April 30th.  Important to note is that any animation that has been or will be submitted to the TromaDance film festival will also be considered in selections for the TROMAnimation Film Festival. The contact to submit to TROMAnimation is cartoon@troma.com. The form for submission to the TromaDance festival is available at http://tromadance.com/submit.php.
     
     
    Animation by Featured Guest at TROMAnimation, Ukino Joe
     
    Troma has announced that several legendary animators will be in attendance, including an”Emmy Award winning mystery animator”, slated to give an introduction to open the night.
    Animation by TROMAnimation panelist, Max Atoms
     
    Featured guests like  Maxwell Atoms will premiere his lost student film which served as the basis for his series  The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,  along with John Dilworth, creator of Courage of the Cowardly Dog, will be screening their films and also will be hosting a Q&A panel. Other notable animators include Jonathan “Ukino Joe” Gran, a popular web animator whose offbeat shorts have garnered over 50 million views.
     
    Animation by TROMAnimation panelist, John Dilworth
     
    It comes as no surprise that Troma Entertainment, historically an advocate of independent artists and filmmakers of all genres , would expand their support to include animators and cartoonists all over the world.
     
    All entries and inquiries to TROMAnimation  can be sent to cartoon@troma.com. The deadline to submit is April 15th, 2016 and all genres of animation are welcome, including hand-drawn, 2-D, 3-D, digital and experinmental.
     
    TROMAnimation Film Festival
    Saturday, April 30th, 2016
    Lucky 13 Saloon
    644 Sackett St. Brooklyn, NY
    6PM-11PM
    Free Admission, All Ages

     


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    Disposable Film Festival 2016 | Schedule

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    Thursday, April 7, 2016 

    6PM-8PM at the Castro Theatre Mezzanine [map]
    VIP party presented by Umpqua Bank
    VIP tickets include party + screening | $35 

    8PM-10PM at the Castro Theatre
    Competitive Shorts Screening + Awards Ceremony  
    General admission tickets  | $20

    10:30PM at Churchill [map]
    After party 
    Show DFF16 ticket for admission | Free

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    Friday, April 8, 2016 

    4PM-5:30PM at BAVC [map]
    Sound + Vision: A Master Class With Marc Weidenbaum presented by Taction Kannons
    Tickets | $10; $5 BAVC members (email for code)

    6PM-8PM at Churchill [map]
    Filmmaker Happy Hour
    Tickets | Free

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    Saturday, April 9 - Sunday, April 10, 2016 

    4PM-5:30PM at the SF FilmHouse [map]
    Storytelling Weekend Workshop with Bianca Giaever presented by Adobe
    Tickets | $40

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    Sunday, April 10, 2016 (New!)

    7PM-9PM at 18 Reasons [map]
    Food + Film Pairing: Farm to Table Bites, Wine, and Screening
    Tickets | $55

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    Want the complete Disposable experience? Consider volunteering! Tasks may include taking tickets, ushering, setting up, breaking down, flyering, serving, snapping photos, or filming from April 7-10. Email charlotte@disposablefilm.com with interest. Include your name, availability, and the amazing skills you can bring to the table!
     

     

    Visiting San Francisco for Disposable Film Festival? We can get you a great deal on a super comfy room! Book at Executive Hotels and get a special deal when you use the our promotion code: DFF. Reserve now.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     

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    From the 20 to 26 April the 16th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film provides an exciting insight into the Eastern genre cinema and shows as usual a wide range of the best current film productions of this area. In view of the current political climate in Europe, the goEast Film Festival hosted by Deutsches Filminstitut focuses once again on cultural cooperation and intensifies in this regard its efforts in the field of human-rights filmmaking.

    Through its programme, goEast represents its cultural mission: It shows exceptional, unconventional and engaging films, that are still under-represented in regular cinemas. The high quality of the festival programme as well as the unique festival atmosphere enthuses international guests, representatives of the film industry and local audiences alike.

    Festival-Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwNs10djU2Y

    Host:

    Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF
    Schaumainkai 41
    D- 60596 Frankfurt am Main
     

    Festival Office:
    Friedrichstraße 32
    65185 Wiesbaden
    Telefon: +49 - 611-236 843 -0
    Fax: +49 - 611-236 843 –49

    E-Mail: info@filmfestival-goEast.de

    www.filmfestival-goEast.de


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    The festival is here!

    Opening Night Gala tickets to the U.S. premiere of ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES are on standby, but tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis. Find out more about attending this event.

    And be sure to buy tickets early for the Closing Night Gala WAITING, with star Kalki Koechlin and director Anu Menon in attendance.

    Looking for inspiration on what to see at the festival? Browse our Film Guide.
    Preview of IFFLA Day 2
    Outstanding screenings are in store for the second day of IFFLA 2016. Ruchika Oberoi's ISLAND CITY brilliantly plays with genre as three stories unfold in Mumbai. Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair'sOTTAAL (THE TRAP) is a beautifully directed tale of a young boy's struggles. Prashant Nair's UMRIKA, a Sundance 2015 award winner, follows a young man as he learns the truth about his missing brother. Oberoi and Prashant Nair will be in attendance!
    Filmmaker Roundtable
    With a record number of feature directors in attendance this year, we're taking the opportunity to bring them all together to discuss the state of independent Indian cinema at ourFilmmaker Roundtable. Purchasing aFest Pass, which grants access to the Roundtable and all regular screenings, is the best way to attend this rare, exciting event. Not to be missed!
    From our supporter, NBC Universal
    The Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling. It is looking for talented screenwriters who have the potential to thrive, but don't have access to or visibility within the industry. Writers chosen for the program will work exclusively with the studio for one year to hone their skills. During the paid fellowship program, fellows will be given the opportunity to work on current Universal projects and pitch original story ideas. More information.

     


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    The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (April 7-15) presents an exceptional program in celebration of the diversity of voices in Cuban and Latin American cinema, featuring stories that challenge and inspire us, expanding our perspectives. Festival highlights include a tribute to critically-acclaimed and publicly-adored Cuban actors Isabel Santos and Enrique Molina; a retrospective commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; panels on filmmaking and acting in Cuba; and World, US, and NY premieres of award-winning features by prominent and emerging cinema visionaries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and US-based Latinos. Thursday, April 7 HFFNY 2016 opens at the Directors Guild Theater with El acompañante / The Companion, the darling of this year's festival circuit by renowned Cuban director Pavel Giroud (La edad de peseta). April 8-14, screenings take place at the Village East Cinema in Manhattan, HFFNY 2016's main venue, as well as at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU and the Instituto Cervantes, and the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. April 15, the festival closes with Oscar-winner Bob Yari's Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, the first Hollywood film shot in Cuba since 1959. For more information on tickets and films, please visit www.HFFNY.com.

     

     


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    Viva, the applauded film of the Irish director Paddy Breathnach, was shot in Havana with Cuban actors Luis Alberto GarcíaJorge Perugorría and Héctor MedinaViva will kickstart this year’s edition, which brings seventy five films to an audience that is expected to surpass the 30,000 mark.

     

    Among the events that the International Film Festival of Panama brings for its fifth anniversary celebration are: educational and industry programs that cover more than twenty different activities between seminars, workshops, chats and panels, 14 red carpets along with three nights of free outdoors screenings and the presence of more than one hundred special guests; not to mention 75 of the best films the world has to offer. 

     

    This Thursday, April 7th, there will be an inaugural press conference at 2:30 p.m. in American Trade Hotel’s Salon Viejo. The interview will be headed by the directors of IFF Panama, the President of IFF Panama Foundation, the Minister of Commerce and Industry (MICI), and the actors Luis Silva -protagonist of the movie From Afar, winner of the Golden Lion of Venice- and the talented Luis Alberto García, who heads the cast of Viva, which will open the festival.

     

    At 1:00 p.m. that same day, world renowned documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán will begin a four-day Documentary Seminar that he will conduct for members of the cinematographic industry in the American Trade Hall. 
     

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    At 6:45 p.m.,the Red Carpet event of the IFF Panama's Opening Gala will start at Teatro Balboa, with international and national special guests attending. The Inaugural Ceremony starts at 8:00 p.m. and at 8:45 the screening of Vivawill commence.

     

    The general public can acquire tickets for the screening of Viva and enjoy it together with the special guests of the International Film Festival of Panama at the magnificent Teatro Balboa, which has been turned into the MasterCard Screening room during the celebration of this festival.

    The IFF Panama Foundation
    The International Film Festival of Panama Foundation (IFF Panama Foundation) is a non-profit organization created to support the realization of IFF Panama and promote the cultural & educational activities that are an integral part of the event’s structure. The Festival is sponsored primarily by: the Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI), Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, MasterCard®, Copa Airlines, 507 Red Lager, Alcaldía de Panamá, Revista K, TVN FIlms, and many other generous sponsors.

     


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    ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES MAY 18
     

    If you are bringing animation to Cannes, enter your projects in the Animation in Cannes Product Catalog

    Free listing in the Catalog of Animation in Cannes and Whos who and where Your entries will show on the website and will be shared with the trade publications in Cannes. We also have paid promotion packages to increase visibility. Email us for details. We will issue in PDF form with contact details. Available to media and buyers (film and TV). Animation Day in Cannes proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free H... 
     

    Best of Fests Animation Day in Cannes Accolade May 18

    Animation Winners only may submit by April 16

    Celebrating recent winners (from October 2015 onwards) and festival directors attending the Animation Day in Cannes

    If your animation (short of feature) won in a major festival: enter the Accolade channel and celebrations in Cannes.

    Winners and festival directors attending will pick the honor and the visibility in front of the whole animation profession gathered on the occasion of The AnimationDay in Cannes..

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    Animation Award Winners Mecal Pro 2016

    Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival ends up its 17th edition with the following award-winners: GREAT INTERNATIONAL AWARD – Inspection – Gala Sukhanova, Russia GREAT ANIMATION AWARD – Coda -Alan Holly, Ireland     Honourable Mention: Le Sens du toucher (The Sense of Touch) – Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, Switzerland GREAT AWARD FILMIN OBLICUA the best short ...
     
     

    Animation Day in Cannes - ADIC announces a partnership with AVIFF to monetize the short animated from ADIC

    Animation Day in Cannes -ADIC is happy to announce the parnership with AVIFF  ‘Art films do their cinema in Cannes’ A Festival dedicated to Video Art and artists' films, four days, during the Cannes Film Festival in May, for 6 years. 7th edition 2016 will run 16-19 May 2016 Cannes Venue : 10 Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert, 06400 Cannes Days program : 'Market': 11.00-18.00 Sessions: 15.00-16.30 & 17.00-18.30 Interventions / debates Co...
     
     
     

    TromaDance launches the 1st TROMAnimation FILM FESTIVAL

    TROMAnimation FILM FESTIVAL will run Saturday, April 30th 2016 at Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn   ACCEPTING ENTRY-FEE FREE SUBMISSIONS NOW!   TromaDance Film Festival, which is in its 17th year, will give birth to an additional free independent film festival.  The first ever TROMAnimation Film Festival, organized by Gary Trimarchi, animation consultant and animation curator of the exhibition, set to take place at the NYC landmark Lucky 13 S...
     

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    Overview of the 7th Annual International Film Finance Forum - Register now with early bird rate and filmfestivals.com discount

     
      7th Annual International Film Finance Forum Intercontinental Carlton Hotel | Cannes, France Presented by Winston Baker In Partnership with The Hollywood Reporter and filmfestivals.com May 13, 2016     Our promo code FEST21 gets you 30% off until April 15 don't wait ! OVERVIEW: In its 7th edition, Winston Baker will host its annual high-level international program during the 69th Festival de Cannes at the prestigious Carlton Hotel... 

    Our promo code FEST21 gets you 30% off until April 15 don't wait !

     

    Marché du Film partners with Frontières to organize a series of Industry events geared towards the genre film community.

     

    Frontières and the Marché du Film are pleased to announce the start of a partnership focused on the organization of a series of Industry events geared towards the genre film community.   The first stage for this Frontières-Marché alliance will be at the Marché du Film 2016 in Cannes through the programming of the following events, on Sunday May 15, creating a genre film day:   Frontières Goes to Can...
     
     

    That Good Night begins production starring John Hurt

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    The big screen adaptation of acclaimed stage play rounds out the cast with Sofia Helin, Max Brown and Erin Richards     GSP Studios today announced the film adaptation of the late N.J. Crisp’s renowned 1996 stage play of the same name, THAT GOOD NIGHT, which has begun principal photography with renowned British talent and BAFTA award winner John Hurt (ALIEN, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, THE ELEPHANT MAN, NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR and TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY) taking the lead alongside Sofia ...
     
     

    Black & Wine Eros with the Artist Evi Photopoulos a Film by Theo Papadoulakis to screen and celebrate in Cannes at AVIFF

    -Wednesday May 18: Greece Private party & films 'Black & Wine Eros' with the Artist Evi Photopoulos, the Film director Theo Papadoulakis and the music composer Giannis Christodoulopoulos attending - at 18.00   AVIFF Art Film Festival venue : Salon 'La Renaissance' 10 Bd du midi Jean Hibert 06400 Cannes...
     

     

     

    Our client Film 'Never Let Go' received Best Independent Feature at The National Film Awards in the UK

    We are proud to have worked with Howard J. Ford introducing his film in the market in Cannes and Berlin where he got attention and sales in 25  territories. Winner of National Film Awards: Best Independent Feature 'NEVER LET GO' beats out Cannes Film Festival winner and Oscar-nominated 'CAROL' with Cate Blanchett, as well as Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba's 'The Gunman' to take the trophy...
     

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    FILMMAKERS GLOBAL MOVIE TRAILER FESTIVAL

    CALL FOR ENTRIES - TRAILERS / Regular Deadline: April 30th

    Submit your Trailer for a: Movie, Book, TV Show, Screenplay, Concept, or Music Video, etc. Use submission to:

    • Generate Exposure and Gain Recognition +
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    Fan Boy Festival July 15 - August 26, 2016

    Regular deadline July 1st

    2016 Fan Boy Film Festival Awarding 16K+ in Prizes

    Submissions are NOW open at www.FanBoyFilmFestival.com

    Over $16,000 in Cash Prizes to be awarded to filmmakers!

    NO Submission fee to enter. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is July 1st. FESTIVAL DATES JULY 15th-AUGUST 26th.

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    The Disability Film Challenge April 1 - 3, 2016

    Late Entry Deadline March 30th

    Register today for the Disability Film Challenge, an annual weekend short film race April 1st-3rd. Entrants are given 48 hours to make a three-to-five-minute film based on assigned genre.  Participants don't need to be disabled to enter the challenge, however each film must have either an actor, writer, director, producer, or crew member with a disability on their team. Sign up today and join in on this opportunity to bring awareness of the disability community through filmmaking and storytelling. 

    Winners of the challenge will be mentored by top industry professionals like writer producer Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield, The Unit, Lie to Me, Last Resort, Mad Dogs).  Emmy winning writer producer David Isaacs (Mad Men, Frasier, Cheers, Mash),  Famed casting director Pam Dixon (City Slickers, The Green Lantern),  Roy Ashton, Head of the TV Literary & Packaging Dept. at The Gersh Agency.  
    Winning films will also screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre during the HollyShorts Film Festival and receive Dell Tablets and Dell Mobile Workstations.

     

     

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    The International Black Film Festival (IBFF) October 5 – 9, 2016

    Late Deadline – April 30, 2016

    Through the art of film, we celebrate the richness, diversity and creativity of storytelling for the cultural enrichment, progression and education of communities worldwide.

    Each year the International Black Film Festival (IBFF) invites filmmakers from all over the globe to submit their projects to be considered as an “official selection” during the festival. Judges select films to be screened to a energetic festival participants. Filmmakers take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the audience and share their personal journey about their film project via Q&A sessions and networking events.  

    Awards are given in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Feature, Best Animation, Best of the Festival, Audience Choice, Best International Film, Honorable Mention, Best Faith-Based Film, Best Student Film, Best Web Series, Best of Tennessee.

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    Animaze Daze in Cannes Screenings @ Animation Day in Cannes May 18 

    Regular Deadline is APRIL15

    Submit your best short animated films  for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.
    Enjoy industry visibility in front of the animation professionals attending Cannes during Animation Day in Cannes (second edition). take advantage of free promotion to buyers and media on our Animation Day in Cannes Newsletters, animation Day in Cannes websitefilmfestivals.com pages dedicated to Animation Day in Cannes  and our Youtube  channel, which will be offered for buyers and Media.

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    Hollyshorts Film Festival
    August 11 – 20, 2016

     

    Regular Deadline: April 8, 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


    Regular Deadline March 31, 2016

    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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    Animaze 2016 Montreal International Animation Film Festival  August 18th - 21st, 2016.


    Submit by April 30, 2016

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

     

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    Paranoid Girls 

    Paranoid Girls Comedy by Pedro del Santo was 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 April 2015, 82 minutes (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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    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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    OWA's 2nd Annual Star Wars Day Celebration and SciFi at SXSW

    MAY THE FOURTH is Strong With OWA: Announcing 2nd Annual Star Wars Day Celebration ...
     
     

    LA Film Festival Announces Opening Film, Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay as Honorees

    ‘Lowriders’ Photo credit: Justin Lubin   Here at the Film Independent offices, we’ve finally recovered from our brief (very brief) post-Spirit Awards lull and have officially started looking ahead to June. And if you squint hard enough and use your imagination you can actually see just what it is we’re looking at. There it is, just two months away, waiting to be added to your summer events calendar. That’s right—it’s the2016 L...
     

    Trailer for The Toxic Avenger (book by Joe DiPietro and music by David Bryan) at the Southwark Playhouse 22nd April - 21st May

    THE TOXIC AVENGER is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all — an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play… well, everyone else … bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. The show also features the most memorable and unbelievable duet you’ll ever see on any New York stage.    The Toxic Avenger features music and lyrics by David Bryan (keyboardist an...
     

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Q&A with Nia Vardalos and Elena Kampouris

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    Film Review: Miracles From Heaven

     
    By Maria Esteves – April 3, 2016 The mystery of faith to believe in something we cannot see or hear like the air we breathe despite our circumstances in this life is a miracle! Scientists at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland calls it ‘The God Particle (Higgs Boson).’ MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is an extraordinary and powerful true story that captures the spiritual journey of the Beam family, ordinary American Judeo Christians from Texas who discove...
     

    Jennifer Garner Attends The Moms Miracles From Heaven Presentation

     
    By Maria Esteves – April 2, 2016 THE MOMS Special Presentation of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, directed by Patricia Riggen was held at Hearst Tower, New York, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. A Q&A discussion immediately followed with American actress Jennifer Garner moderated by co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Sirius XM. Questions posed to actress Garner by The Moms included: "How did you decide to do MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN? Does it make a difference to you jump...
     

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    5th edition of Panama Film fest begins tomorrow

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    IFFLA 2016 kicks off tonight!

    The festival is here! Opening Night Gala tickets to the U.S. premiere of ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES are on standby, but tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis. Find out more about attending this event. And be sure to buy tickets early for the Closing Night Gala WAITING, with star Kalki Koechlin and director Anu Menon in attendance. Lo...
     

    goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Films

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    SIFF Honors Meg Ryan With SONOMA SALUTE AWARD

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    SFFS awards $200,000 to Seven Narrative Feature Projects in Various Stages of Production

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    Sonoma International Film Festival Announces Winners of 2016 Film Jury Awards

    The Great and The Small (2016)   Industry veterans of the 19th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival select this year’s festival film favorites Sonoma, CA (April 2, 2016) – The Film Jury Award winners of the 19th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival were announced tonight, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in the Sebastiani Theatre. “The program this year is the most diverse and competitive it’s ever been, including all the wonderful submissions,” said P...
     

    HKIFF40 honors filmmakers with awards of five competition sections

    At Awards Gala at The Metroplex, the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) revealed the winning films for five award categories, namely the Young Cinema Competition, the Documentary Competition, the Short Film Competition, the FIPRESCI Prize and the SIGNIS Award, in recognition of filmmakers’ outstanding achievement in the industry.    The evening was also enhanced by the Asian Premiere of Crosscurrent (2016) with direct...
     
     

    New York Socially Relevant Film Festival March 2016 Awards

    The Vanya Exerjian: Empowering Women and Girls Awardin memory of Founding Artistic Director Nora Armani's cousin and uncle, victims of a hate crime was presented by Ms. Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap, together with Ms. Armani and it went to: Myriam Zaki for her work in Who Killed the Armenians? directed by Mohamend Hanafy (Egypt) * The Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature Award went to: Before the Spring directed by Ahmed Atef (Egypt) The film is offered a screenings at the Bow Tie Ci...

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    Kering and the Festival de Cannes present the second edition of the 'Women in Motion' programme

     
      In keeping with the first edition, the 2016 edition will be comprised of its two founding pillars: the 'Women in Motion' Talks and the 'Women in Motion' Awards.   Taking place as morning sessions throughout the entire competition, this year's 'Women in Motion' Talks will welcome guests from outside the film industry to enrich the discussions about the place and contribution of women in cinema and underline solutions which would make the industry more ...

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

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  • 04/07/16--14:55: MEFCC 2016 Day One!
  • As we gear up for the last UAE cinema screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and roll out the digital ‘red carpet’ for a live video conference with the Godfather of comics Stan Lee, we just had to fill you in on our fantasy-packed first day!

     

    If you didn’t get sidetracked by the dinosaurs roaming the entrance, you might have seen Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau helping fans capture the perfect selfie or met Ash Ketchum voice artist Veronica Taylor! 

     

    We hosted some fabulous workshops on topics from vocal projection to electric vampires and even a little bit of magic! Michael Ferrara was on hand to talk about comics as Journalism and how comics are such a great medium for delivering real world stories and Dubomedy led a workshop on learning the basics of improv comedy.

     

    Other highlights from Day 1 were:

    • The Godfather of comics Stan Lee joined us live from LA via video link to answer those burning questions from a full house of fans.  He let us in on a few secrets, including that one of his favourite cameos was in the Avengers movie and his most loveable character is Spiderman’s Aunt May.  He also told us the character he would most like to meet is Tony Stark and that he believes no one else but Robert Downey Junior could have played the role.
    • Star Trek fans grabbed pictures with the original Captain’s chair from the upcoming ‘Star Trek Beyond’ feature, filmed right here in Dubai
    • The opportunity to see the exhibition from above and ZIP-LINE right across the hall!
    • Check out the new Samsung virtual reality googles and experience a fresh world of gaming
    •  The self-proclaimed ‘Queen of FIFA’ Jesse Fangs hosted a Q&A on all things you tube and FIFA
    • DMC from Run DMC ‘walked this way’ into town to launch his new comic and prep for his performance at Toy Room on Friday night!
    • One of the fantastic veteran comic book artists not to miss is Whilce Portacio!  This artistic wunderkind will be around to answer fan questions about his years of experience and work with X Factor, Uncanny X Men and Heroes Reborn: Iron Man
    •  Guests got up close and personal with an ‘almost’ real Gorilla, thanks to Gorillaguy.com.  This extremely life-like animatronic suit is good enough to frighten fans of all ages!
    • Don’t miss tonight’s MEFCC After Party at Vii Dubai in the Conrad Hotel!  All the stars will be there, so who knows who you could bump into!

    Day 2 activities not to be missed include:

    • Fanta Gaming Masters saw the start of 3 days of fierce competition between amateur gamers and opportunities for them to play against industry superstars!  Come down tomorrow and Saturday and take part if you think you have the skills!
    • Meet even more stars, including Christopher Lloyd, Nick Frost, Summer Glau and Randy Orton!
    • A 1.30pm exclusive screening of Bilal by Barajoun Entertainment Animation.
    • Learn how to make your own Cosplay accessories from the world famous Alodia! (3pm)
    • CEO of Starlight Entertainment Jeff Gomez will be critiquing the big screen adaptations of Shared Universes and who is getting it right! 

    Images of today can be found on this link: https://we.tl/0z8LNwiUda


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    Affiche 2016

    The acclaimed French-Canadian illustrator Michèle Lemieux has received many international prizes for her children’s books, including the Bologna Ragazzi Award for Gewitternacht, whose adaption to the screen as Stormy Night marked her animation film debut in 2003.

    After discovering the Alexeieff-Parker pinscreen technique during a workshop given by Jacques Drouin at the NFB, she began work on her second short, Here and the Great Elsewhere, which was in the Official Selection at Annecy 2012. She also visited the Festival last year to give her own initiation workshop on the pinscreen.

    The Annecy Festival team decided to call on her to create this year’s poster, and from the different themes for 2016, she has chosen to focus on French animation for her design.

    "France is in the spotlight at Annecy 2016, and I feel very privileged to have been asked to create the Festival poster. For this country that I love, I wanted to give a happy and timeless image, representing its perpetual movement."

    Read how she wanted to bring the magic of animation to life through this poster.

    The signature of the poster was created by Jessica Charbonneau from TagTeam Studio. 

     


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    MOOGFEST 2016 UNVEILS FULL SCHEDULE AND VENUES FOR PERFORMANCES, DAYTIME TALKS, WORKSHOPS & INSTALLATIONS

    Durham, North Carolina (April 12, 2016)Moogfest 2016 today unveiled the full schedule for the expansive four-day festival. Exploring the future of technology, art, and music, the festival includes more than 300 musical performances, daytime workshops, conversations, masterclasses, film screenings, live scores, durational sound installations, and multiple interactive art experiences.

    The full schedule can be found online at: https://moogfest.sched.org/.
    *Please note, the full schedule can be viewed on Sched, however, registration and adding sessions to your personal schedule won't be available until sign up opens in the coming weeks.

    Day Passes Announced!
    A limited number of Single Day Passes will go on sale Friday, April 15 starting at 12pm EST
    Passes for Thursday, Friday or Saturday are $129
    Passes for Sunday are $69
     

    Moogfest celebrates the legacy of Bob Moog, a visionary engineer who pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools used by artists like Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Kraftwerk. This year’s program will feature over 250 innovators in music, art, and technology -- from Gary Numan (3 nights), GZA (2 nights), Grimes and Laurie Anderson, to virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and transhumanist visionary Dr. Martine Rothblatt. For the first time, Moogfest takes place in Durham, North Carolina, a fast-growing capital of technology, culture and entrepreneurship.

    From Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, Moogfest unfolds in venues throughout downtown Durham in spaces that range from intimate galleries to grand theaters. Special care has been taken to pair nighttime performances with spaces that have unique acoustics and style. Art Installations are site-specific and scattered throughout the city.

    Carolina Theatre: Future Sound

    The historic Carolina Theatre will showcase architects of sound and many avant-garde artists whose production is as radical as their compositions, including sunn O))), Explosions in the Sky, Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurie Anderson (special matinee show), Alessandro Cortini, Daniel Lanois, Tim Hecker, Arthur Russell Instrumentals, Rival Consoles, and Dawn of Midi.

    Carolina Theatre: Future Thought

    Transhumanist thought-leader Dr. Martine Rothblatt and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier will both deliver daytime keynotes on ‘The Future of Creativity’ in the theater’s largest space, Fletcher Hall.

    Other tone-setting conversations include Laurie Anderson interviewed by Jana Hunter of Lower Dens; ‘Future Cities’, a Research Triangle Park-hosted town hall style conversation exploring the tomorrowlands that are being built today; ‘Time Traveling with Hip Hop’, a conversation between GZA and Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal; ‘The Future of our Species’ panel discussion hosted by cyborg artist and activist Neil Harbisson; and ‘Hidden Figures: Women and Afrofuturism’ co-presented by Chuck Lightning of Wondaland with guests including Janelle Monae and Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah.

    The Moogfest film program will also be presented at the Carolina Theatre including an experimental shorts program, live film scores and conversations with artists and composers working in film.

    The Armory: Future Sound

    Durham’s historic Armory is transformed into a dark and body-thumping dance club to host the best of electronica, house, disco and techno. Godfathers of the genre include The Orb, DJ Harvey, and Robert Hood alongside inspiring new acts such as Bicep (debuting their live show), The Black Madonna and a Ryan Hemsworth curated night including Jlin, Qrion and UVBoi.

    The Armory: Future Thought

    By day, this expansive venue hosts Moogfest’s masterclasses including Ben Frost & Tim Hecker, Daniel Lanois& The Orb, and a Daniel Lanois solo in-the-round performance, as well as conversations on ‘Reggae Soundsystem and Dub Production’ and Chuck Lightning’s Afrofuturism program, ‘Can You Remember the Future’?

    Pinhook: Future Sound

    Local favorite Pinhook features a wide range of experimental sounds: heavy techno from Kyle Hall, Paula Temple and Karen Gwyer, live experimentation from Via App, Patricia, M. Geddes Gengras and Julia Holter, jaggedly rhythmic futurists Rabit and Lotic, and the avante-garde doom metal of The Body.

    Motorco Amphitheatre: Future Sound

    Moogfest’s largest venue, Motorco Park, is a mix of future-forward electro-pop and R&B with performances by ODESZA, Blood Orange, critically- acclaimed emerging artist DAWN (Dawn Richard) playing her first NC show, and the kick off of Miike Snow’s US Tour.

    Motorco: Future Sound

    The club that has quickly become a local institution features intimate performances from Gary Numan, Silver Apples, Mykki Blanco and newly announced The Range as well as a deep and distinguished hip hop lineup that includes GZA, Skepta, Torey Lanez, Daye Jack, Denzel Curry, Lunice and local artists King Mez, Professor Toon and Well$.

    21c: Future Thought

    The gallery floor of 21c Museum Hotel is a central hub for workshops. Blurring the lines between audio-visual installation and immersive experience, Moogfest 2016’s interactive workshops include North American Legends’ Unholy Matrimony and Church of Space’s self-hypnotism ‘Hypnotique Scéance’, plus youth theremin curriculum KidSchoolThereminSchool, generative music device Patter with Adam Florin, IBM Watson’s ‘Cognitive Tech for Developers’ and sonifying plants with Data Garden. Office Hours give festival attendees the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with program presenters and participants.

    21c’s main ballroom is home to the daily durational performance series (long-form musical artworks) that include Greg Fox, EMA and Jana Hunter, Richard Devine, and Suzanne Ciani, all co-presented by visual collective Undervolt & Co, along with a remarkable 8-hour Robert Rich sleep concert presented by 21c.

    Durham Arts Council: Future Thought

    The Durham Arts Council’s immaculately appointed black box PSI Theatre hosts innovative talks that combine performance and presentation, exhibiting music and visuals alongside conversation. Especially explorative sessions and performances include Onyx Ashanti’s ‘Musical Brains’, Georgia Tech’s musical improvising robot Shimon, ‘Arts & Smarts’ with Google Doodle’s Ryan Germick, Michael Garfield’s ‘Technoshamanism: A Very Psychedelic Century’, and Ben Knapp of Virginia Tech ICAT on virtual reality.

    Durham Arts Council: Future Sound

    Daytime performances at PSI Theater include human cyborg Neil Harbisson’s synaesthetic pedicure, Moon Ribas’ seismic performance, plus a very special concert in celebration of synthesizer design pioneer Don Buchla, with Alessandro Cortini, Morton Subotnik, Sarah Davachi and Suzanne Ciani.

    A classroom style workshop space features 3-hour coding sessions with Undervolt & Co, Gray Area, EyeO, NEW INC series with Volvox Labs, Gabe & Dave, Luisa Pereira, and hands-on sequencer or synthesizer building workshops with littleBits and Dr. Blankenstein.

    Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Future Thought

    Duke I&E hosts NC-local / Durham future-forward conversations including Exit Event’s ‘Founding The Future of’ and ‘The Future of Music Labels’ with RIAA and A2IM.

    The American Underground: Future Thought

    Home to a large percentage of Durham’s startup community, this location serves as a hub for pioneering conversations and panel discussion from presenters including Kickstarter, NEW INC, Megapolis Audio Festival, Gray Area’s creative code meetup, and IBM Watson’s ‘Design Ideation Sessions’.

    The Durham Hotel: Future Sound

    The Durham Hotel plays host to daily morning yoga set to Moog music on its open rooftop, and a Sunday Moogfest Disco Brunch with a four-hour long DJ set from Hieroglyphic Being.

    Full Frame Theater: Future Thought

    Situated within Moogfest’s Modular Marketplace, Full Frame is home to music and technology-based programming like the daily ‘Synth Design Icon’ series with presentations by Cyril Lance (Moog), David Friend (ARP), Tatsuya Takahashi (KORG), David Van Koevering (the Van Koevering piano). Performance-based programming from artists such as Sam Conran’s kabbalistic synth, Pierce Freelon’s youth beat demo, Ian Chang of Son Lux with Sunhouse, as well as demos and demonstrations from eurorack synth manufacturers whose modules are featured in the Modular Marketplace.

    American Tobacco Campus: Free Programming

    The American Tobacco Campus (ATC) is the heart of the FREE community programming including the Modular Marketplace, Pop-up Moog Factory and several art installations including the Aloft Musical Playground with Critter & Guitari (on the lawn at Diamond View Park), Pollinator Synthesizer with Burt’s Bees and Ranjit Bhatangar, and Moog’s collaboration with Yuri Suzuki called the Global Synthesizer Project.
     

    To view the full schedule visit: https://moogfest.sched.org/

    Tickets for Moogfest 2016 are available for $249 (Festival Pass) and $499 (VIP Pass) at www.moogfest.com.

    A limited number of Single Day Passes will go on sale Friday, April 15 starting at 12pm EST
    Passes for Thursday, Friday or Saturday are $129
    Passes for Sunday are $69

     

    About Moogfest
    Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art, and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. By night, Moogfest presents cutting-edge music in venues throughout the city. This mind-expanding conference attracts creative and technology enthusiasts for three days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant-garde experimentalists of today.

    Find more about Moogfest at:

    ●       Moogfest website

    ●       Moogfest tickets

    ●       Moogfest YouTube

    ●       Moogfest Facebook

    ●       Moogfest Soundcloud

    ●       Moogfest Twitter

    ●       Moogfest Instagram


    First Talent Announcement
    Second Talent Announcement
    Programming Announcement

    Tickets:

    Festival Pass $249

    General Admission for the duration of the event, May 19-22. Access to all festival venues for performances and conference programming: conversations, workshops, and installations.

    VIP Festival Pass $499

    VIP access for the duration of the event, May 19-22. *Priority access to all festival venues for performances and conference programming: conversations, workshops, and installations. Access to exclusive VIP viewing areas and VIP/artist events. Gift bag. Complimentary food and drink in select locations. Special merch deals. More perks to be announced.

    *Subject to capacity and based on first come first served

    Day Passes On Sale Friday, April 15 @ 12pm

    A limited number of Single Day Passes will be on sale Friday, April 15 starting at 12pm EST: $129 Thursday, Friday & Saturday, $69 Sunday.

    Engineer VIP $1,000 SOLD OUT!

    All prices exclusive of applicable fees.

    *Complete alphabetized list of talent below.

    A growing list of participants include: Aaron Soloway, Actress, Adam Florin,  ADULT., Afrikan Sciences, Alessandro Cortini, Alexander Randon, Amos Gaynes, Andrew Benson, Andrew Kilpatrick, Angus Taylor, Anna Friz, Antenes, Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals, AUDINT, Basma Alsharif, Ben Frost, Ben Knapp, Ben Russell, Bicep (Live), The Black Madonna, Blazer Soundsystem, Blood Orange, Bob Moses, The Body, Bootsy Collins, Burton Rast, CFCF, Christian Rich, Chuck Lightning, Claire Evans, Cyril Lance, Cullen Miller, Daniel Bachman, Daniel Lanois, Daniel Lock, Darwin (DJ set), Dave Rife & Gabe Liberti, Dave Tompkins, David Friend, David Katz, David Van Koevering, Dawn of Midi, DAWN, Daye Jack, Demo Taped, Denzel Curry, Derek Ham, Disasterpeace, DJ Craig Layabout, DJ Harvey, DJ Lance Rock & Yo Gabba Gabba, DJ Nanny Cantaloupe, Dorit Chrysler, Dr. Blankenstein, Earthly (Live), Eban Crawford and Christina Cucurullo, Ed Bear, EMA, Emma Coats, Empress Of, Explosions in the Sky, Eyes Low, The Forge, Floating Point Collective, Floating Points (Live), Gary Numan, Gil Weinberg & Shimon, Germick Brothers, Ghostdad, Greg Fox, Grimes, Grouper, Gwenno, GZA, Hanz, HEALTH, Heathered Pearls, Helen Armstrong, Hieroglyphic Being, Hundred Waters, I Speak Machine, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Jana Hunter, Jaron Lanier, Jeff Kolar, Jlin, Joe Patitucci, Joel Ford, John Keston, Jon Shapiro, Jonathan Dinu, Julia Holter, Julia Kaganskiy,  Julianna Barwick, Justin Grotelueschen, Kaitlin Prest, Karen Gwyer, Kate Stone, King Mez, Kode9 x Lawrence Lek, Kristen Gallerneaux, Kyle Hall (DJ set), Kyle McDonald, Larry Gus, Laurel Halo, Laurent “Tippy” Alfred, Laurie Anderson, Lister Hewan-Lowe, Luisa Pereira, Lunice, M. Geddes Gengras, Mac McCaughan, Mad Professor, Made of Oak, Manuel Clément, Marc Fleury, Mark Anthony Neal, Mark Mothersbaugh, Martin Brooke, Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Matt Werth, Matthew Ganucheau, Maya Weinstein, Michael Garfield, Miike Snow, Mike Butera, Modular on the Spot, Moon Ribas, Morton Subotnik, Moses Sumney, Mykki Blanco, Neil Harbisson, Nick Yulman, No Effects with Jesse Cohen, ODESZA, Olivia Block, Oneohtrix Point Never, Onyx Ashanti, The Orb, Party Illegal DJs, Patricia, Patrick Buchanan, Patrick McDermott, Pau Riba, Paula Temple, Peter Hyer, Pierce Freelon, Professor Toon, Qrion, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Rabit, The Range, Ranjit Bhatnagar, RBTS Win, Rea McNamara, Reggie Watts, Rich Lee, Richard Smith, Rival Consoles, Robert Hood, Robert Rich, Ryan Germick, Ryan Hemsworth, Sam Aaron, Sam Conran, Sarah Davachi, Scott McCloud, Shallou, Shani Aviram, Sharon Mashihi, Sheba Love, Silver Apples, Skepta, Son Lux, Song Exploder with Hrishikesh Hirway, Stephi Duckula, Steven A. Cummer,  Steve Dunnington, sunn O))), Susan Kare, Suzanne Ciani, Tatsuya Takahashi,  tAz Arnold, Tim Hecker, Tlacael Esparza, Toby Heys, Tobias Overath, Phd, Tod Machover, Tory Lanez, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Trandle, Tyondai Braxton, Uli Sigg, Ultrabillions (DJ set), UV boi, Van Partible, Veronica Vasicka, Via App, Well$, YACHT, Yuri Suzuki, Zombi.

    Check out some of the Moogfest performing artists in these places:

    Check outHype Machine's curated Moogfest Playlist here featuring more than 80 Moogfest performing artists including YACHT, DJ Harvey, Tory Lanez, Moses Sumney and more.  

    Tune in to the Moogfest 2016 Preview Channel onRBMA Radio running Tuesday April 12th through April 26th featuring archives from Laurie Anderson, The Orb, Floating Points and much more! For access access to the invite-only Beta phase - click on the link here and sign up.

    Moogfest is partnering with Urban Outfitters on a several upcoming projects. Listen to the Urban Outfitters | Moogfest 2016 Playlists on Soundcloud here and on Spotify here.

      
     

     

     

     
     
     


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    The 32nd Imagine Film Festival will be held in EYE Amsterdam from April 14 to 24, with Building Dreams and Nightmares as its main theme.

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Competitions at Imagine

    There are two competitions at Imagine. The Black Tulip Award is the award for the best fantastic film and the Silver Méliès is the award for the best European fantastic film. This award is part of the Méliès cycle of the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation (EFFFF).

    The ticket sales has started. Buy your tickets here.

     

    Black Tulip Award 
    Seven films are in competition for the Black Tulip Award, the award for the best fantastic film:
    February– Osgood Perkins (US)
    Into the Forest– Patricia Rozema (Canada)
    Creative Control– Benjamin Dickinson (US)
    Nowhere Girl– Oshii Mamoru (Japan)
    The Tag-Along - Cheng Wei-Hao (Taiwan)
    Kristen– Mark Weistra (The Netherlands). 
    The winner will be announced on closing night on April 23.

    The jury consists of Gawie Keyser, journalist and radiomaker, Lauren Murphy, cultural programmer at hotspot Pllek and Joost de Vries, producer of films like The Lobster and Boy 7

     

     

    Moviezone jury
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    This year, the jury consists of Arjen de Feijter from Terneuzen (17, also reporter), Iris Vaessen from Mill (17), Kalin Popov from Hoofddorp (18), Fleur Harshagen from Batenburg (16) and Jiska Warmels from Aalsmeer (18). 

     

     

    Méliès d’Argent and jury
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    The competition consists of:
    Der Bunker – Nikias Chryssos (Germany)
    Demon – Marcin Wrona (Poland, Israel)
    They Call Me  Jeeg Robot - Gabriele Mainetti (Italy)
    The Lure - Agnieszka Smoczynska (Poland)
    Der Nachtmahr – AKIZ (Germany)
    Shelley - Ali Abbasi (Denmark)
    The Survivalist - Stephen Fingleton (United Kingdom)
    What We Become - Bo Mikkelson (Denmark).
    The winner will be announced on closing night on April 23.  

    The jury consists of journalist Sacha Gertsik (De Filmkrant), author Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEX) and film critic Vincent Hoberg (Nieuwe Revu, Zone 5300).

     

     

    Imagine Film Festival
    14 - 24 April 2016 - EYE in Amsterdam

    www.imaginefilmfestival.nl 

     

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    By Maria Esteves – April 12, 2016

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    HFFNY16 Tribute to Isabel Santos: Latin ACE Award winner Isabel
    Santos, right, and cinematographer Rafael Solis (Isabel’s Husband)
    VESTIDO DE NOVIA.  


    HFFNY16 Tribute to Isabel Santos Gala Reception: (L-R) HFFNY
    artistic director Diana Vargas and Cuban film archives director/author
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    It is finally here! The official selection of the 69th Festival De Cannes was announced at a press conference this morning and the expectations are set high for this year's Competition with names like Xavier Dolan, Jim Jarmusch, Alain Guiraudie, the Dardenne bros, Pedro Almodovar, Andrea Arnold and Ken Loach among the directors who will compete next month for the Palm D' Or. 

    Here is the full list of films in Competition, Un Certain Regard, Midnight and Special Screenings. 

     

    IN COMPETITION 

     

    Opening Film

    Woody ALLEN (USA)

    CAFÉ SOCIETY

    Out of Comp.

     

    Maren ADE (Germany)

    TONI ERDMANN

     

    Pedro ALMODÓVAR (Spain)

    JULIETA

     

    Andrea ARNOLD (United-Kingdom)

    AMERICAN HONEY

     

    Olivier ASSAYAS (France)

    PERSONAL SHOPPER

     

    Jean-Pierre DARDENNE, Luc DARDENNE (Belgium)

    LA FILLE INCONNUE

     

    Xavier DOLAN (Canada)

    JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE

    (IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD)

     

    Bruno DUMONT (France)

    MA LOUTE

    (SLACK BAY)

     

    Nicole GARCIA (France)

    MAL DE PIERRES

     

    Alain GUIRAUDIE (France)

    RESTER VERTICAL

     

    Jim JARMUSCH (USA)

    PATERSON

     

    Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO (Brazil)

    AQUARIUS

     

    Ken LOACH (United-Kingdom)

    I, DANIEL BLAKE

     

    Brillante MENDOZA (Philippines)

    MA' ROSA

     

    Cristian MUNGIU (Romania)

    BACALAUREAT

     

    Jeff NICHOLS (USA)

    LOVING

     

    PARK Chan-Wook (South Korea)

    AGASSI

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    Sean PENN (USA)

    THE LAST FACE

     

    Cristi PUIU (Romania)

    SIERANEVADA

     

    Paul VERHOEVEN (Netherlands)

    ELLE

     

    Nicolas WINDING REFN (Denmark)

    THE NEON DEMON

     

     

     

    UN CERTAIN REGARD

     

     

     

    Behnam BEHZADI (Iran)

    VAROONEGI

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    BOO Junfeng (Singapore)

    APPRENTICE

     

    Delphine COULIN, Muriel COULIN (France)

    VOIR DU PAYS

    (THE STOPOVER)

     

    Stéphanie DI GIUSTO (France)

    LA DANSEUSE

    (THE DANCER)

    1st film 

     

    Mohamed DIAB (Egypt)

    ESHTEBAK

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    Michael DUDOK DE WIT (Netherlands)

    LA TORTUE ROUGE

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    1st film

     

    FUKADA Kôji (Japan)

    FUCHI NI TATSU

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    Maha HAJ (Israel)

    OMOR SHAKHSIYA

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    Eran KOLIRIN (Israel)

    ME’EVER LAHARIM VEHAGVAOT

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    KORE-EDA Hirokazu (Japan)

    AFTER THE STORM

     

    Juho KUOSMANEN (Finland)

    HYMYILEVÄ MIES

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    Francisco MÁRQUEZ, Andrea TESTA (Argentina)

    LA LARGA NOCHE DE FRANCISCO SANCTIS

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    Bogdan MIRICA (Romania)

    CAINI 

    (DOGS)

    1st film

     

    Stefano MORDINI (Italy)

    PERICLE IL NERO

     

    Michael O’SHEA (USA)

    THE TRANSFIGURATION

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    Matt ROSS (USA)

    CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

     

    Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV (Russia)

    UCHENIK 

    (THE STUDENT)

     

     

     

    OUT OF COMPETITION

     

     

     

     

    Shane BLACK (USA)

    THE NICE GUYS

     

    Jodie FOSTER (USA)

    MONEY MONSTER

     

    NA Hong-Jin (South Korea)

    GOKSUNG

     

    Steven SPIELBERG (USA)

    DISNEY’S THE BFG

     

     

     

     

     

    MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

     

     

     

    Jim JARMUSCH (USA)

    GIMME DANGER

     

    YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea)

    BU-SAN-HAENG

    (TRAIN TO BUSAN)

     

     

     

    SPECIAL SCREENINGS

     

     

     

     Thanos ANASTOPOULOS (Greece)

    Davide DEL DEGAN (Italy)

    L'ULTIMA SPIAGGIA

    (THE LAST RESORT)

     

    Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN (Chad)

    HISSEIN HABRÉ, UNE TRAGÉDIE TCHADIENNE

    (HISSEIN HABRÉ, A CHADIAN TRAGEDY)

     

    Rithy PANH (Cambodia)

    EXIL

     

    Albert SERRA (Spain)

    LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV

    (LAST DAYS OF LOUIS XIV)

     

    Paul VECCHIALI (France)

    LE CANCRE

     

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    San Antonio Film Festival SAFILM  July 26 – 31, 2016

     

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    The largest festival in South Texas, the 22nd San Antonio Film Festival garners extensive local media attention and rave reviews. Industry and community leaders champion the festival for its diverse and exciting program.  SAFILM has a strong reputation for uncovering cinematic treasures every year with an amazing lineup of narrative, animation, documentary and experimental shorts and even features.

     

    Former SAFILM Alumni often remark how the SAFILM was the springboard to success, and even seasoned filmmakers love the warmth and opportunities SAFILM yields! Director Alonso Mayo said, "Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green and I had one of our best festival experiences in San Antonio. The Texas crowd was simply incredible. Thanks SAFILM!" The San Antonio Film Festival is still grassroots — but recognized as the place to find the newest talent. THE 2016 SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL RUNS FROM July 26-31, 2016.

     

     

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    Fan Boy Festival July 15 - August 26, 2016

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    Best of Fests Animation Day in Cannes Accolade May 18

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    The International Black Film Festival (IBFF) October 5 – 9, 2016

    Regular Deadline – April 30, 2016

    Through the art of film, we celebrate the richness, diversity and creativity of storytelling for the cultural enrichment, progression and education of communities worldwide.

    Each year the International Black Film Festival (IBFF) invites filmmakers from all over the globe to submit their projects to be considered as an “official selection” during the festival. Judges select films to be screened to a energetic festival participants. Filmmakers take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the audience and share their personal journey about their film project via Q&A sessions and networking events.  

    Awards are given in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Feature, Best Animation, Best of the Festival, Audience Choice, Best International Film, Honorable Mention, Best Faith-Based Film, Best Student Film, Best Web Series, Best of Tennessee.

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

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

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

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    FRAMES, FICCI’s Media & Entertainment conclave, attracts 20 countries

    FRAMES is big. There is no M&E (Media and Entertainment) event in the country bigger than FRAMES. For many years now, the venue is the idyllic hotel in Mumbai’s lake-district, and the only thing wrong with the location is the distance that many attendees have to cover to get there. To those unfortunate visitors who live either at the southern end of the island or the outer suburbs in the north, it could be a two-hour journey, one-way. For those coming from other cities or other countries, this is a non-issue. Delegates include speakers, exhibitors, country partners and industry professionals. Among them are many NRI friends, who travel from the USA or Europe and meet me only at this event, year after year. Every year, there is at least one country partner, and in 2016, it was Turkey.

    ‘Change or Perish – The Year of Digital’ was the theme running through the conclave, which was fine, but there was no need to keep drumming it ad nauseam.  FICCI always invites a Union Minister for the inauguration, and this time it was Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, holding the Communications & Information Technology portfolios. He set the tone by remarking, “India’s talent combined with the power of Information Technology would act as a springboard to launch India into the big league.”

    Mr. Prasad said that the Government of India recognised the importance and relevance of promoting the media and entertainment industry. Hence, visa processes were being eased for film shootings. Besides the National Centre of Excellence was coming up for the M&E industry and a new film facilitation office was also being set up. The Minister said that for government campaigns like Make in India, Skill India, Digital India and Smart Cities, ‘digital’ was the foundation. He added that to bridge the digital divide in the country, there was a need for empowering India, digitally.

    Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Ltd., was also present at the inaugural and stressed that India was poised to become a $100 billion industry in the coming decade, but still ranked 150th, in access to internet and mobile. Mr. Uday Shankar, Chairman, FICCI Media & Entertainment Committee, & CEO, Star India, said that India cannot remain in a state of denial, as the world was changing, and it was time India adopted and embraced digitisation. “Power of stories will remain, and breaking away from the traditional media, the digital media was making way for new stories,” he added.  Dr. A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI, said that this year delegations from almost 20 countries were participating in FICCI FRAMES.

    The Government of India is making a conscious effort to move towards less regulation of the media and entertainment industry, and is encouraging auto regulation by industry,” said Mr. Sunil Arora, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, at a keynote session on ‘Making India a Global M&E Hub’. Mr. Arora said that the industry had time and again raised the issue of ‘clearances’, hence the government was easing and liberalising the process of security clearances, to allow greater flexibility for the film fraternity. Speaking about the FM radio station licence auctions, he said after the successful auction last year, a  new set of rules have been submitted to the Cabinet, for the next phase of FM radio auctions.

    Underlining the challenges for making India a global M&E hub, Mr. Arora said that the theatre density (number of cinemas in relation to the population) of the country left a lot to be desired (India has 9,000-10,000 cinemas only, a poor comparison to many other nations). There was a need to increase the number of theatres in the country. On the taxation side, he said that the levies would be rationalised automatically once the GST is in place.

    In an all-star session, ‘Change or Perish:  Surviving the Digital Divide’, the luminaries on stage were Mr. Aroon Purie, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, The India Today Group; Mr. Arthur Bastings, President and Managing Director, Discovery Asia-Pacific; Mr. Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18; Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney India; Mr. Vikram Chandra, Executive Director & CEO, NDTV Group and Mr. Neeraj Roy, CEO, Hungama

    Mr. Bastings commented that in the digital sector, the players were still looking for a way to drive the emerging medium. Business plans were still evolving. He added that the consumption measurement system of television was bad, and there was a need for a better and more reliable method. Mr. Vats reminded us that, on the digital platform, it was easier to measure and gauge the number of actual users, track the content consumption and pattern of consumer behaviour, in comparison to traditional media, like television, where the consumer behaviour was based on a small sample of consumers. Speaking on the relevance of the big screen in the era of emerging digital platforms, Mr. Kapur, whose company makes mainly film content, was of the opinion that cinema was being consumed on small screens, but big screens will continue to exist. However, the type of content will play a critical role while audience will decide to choose a medium to watch a movie.

    Last year, FRAMES started Frame Your Idea (FYI) for those with a creative spark and the burning desire to achieve success in celluloid but no access to makers. Across the three days of FYI, over 2700 meetings were held between 300 writers/idea owners and over 70 producers/studios/broadcasters. Panellists included an international who’s who: Rajkumar Hirani Films, Dharma Productions (Karan Johar),  Rohit Shetty Productions, Disney Films, Drishyam Films, Salman Khan Films, Film Karavan Shemaroo Entertainment, Fox Star Studio, Tips Industries, Eros, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, John Abraham Productions, Kabir Khan Films (Kabir had a Master Class too, with Vidhu Vinod Chopra), Macguffin Pictures, Phantom Films, Vishesh Films(Mahesh Bhatt), BBC Worldwide India Phantom Films, Star Plus, ZEE TV, Cartoon Network , Shemaroo Entertainment, Nickelodeon and more.

    Besides Kabir Khan (director Phantom, Bajrangi Bhaijan, Ek Tha Tiger, Kabul Express, New York), Asif Kapadia, the England-based 2016 Oscar winner for Amy (Best Documentary, also Britain’s highest grossing documentary ever) and the maker of F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna’s biopic, also had a master class. With family origins in Gujarat, 44 year-old Kapadia was born and educated in England. Speaking at 200 words per minute (beyond 180 is almost incomprehensible) , he came across a gifted, albeit proud, film- maker who admires Alfred Hitchcock, hates rules and is not crazy about technology. He also did not take too kindly to my observation that there was too much movement in his films, of people as well as vehicles. Likewise, a couple of speakers dealing with the topic of Indian sports on TV weren’t really excited about my scepticism about coverage and commentary of kabbadi, based on memories of my days at ESPN, Singapore.

    Attendance at FRAMES 2016 was low overall, and quite a few of those present came only to network, not to attend any sessions. One reason for the low turnout could be the shift in dates. Over the last few years, the event has moved from the third week of March to the end of the month. Many regulars who have been blocking their calendars based on previous editions were unable to adjust their schedules to match the staggered dates. Though unaffected by this shift, personally, I had three points as feedback: fewer sessions than before are a welcome development, rather than the earlier obsession with cramping 10-12 sessions into a day; with time, budgets should increase, rather than tighten, as was felt this year; management should be more efficient and friendlier, than evidenced in 2016.

    The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Tourism led a delegation to promote collaboration in the Cinema and Television sectors, between India and Turkey. Companies participating in the delegation were Ayyapim, Kadraj, Kanal 7, Outline Ajans, Pana Film, Tac Medya, TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) and ULKE TV. His Excellency, Mr. Burak Akçapar, the Turkish Ambassador to India, later announced, “Turkey is predicting content exports of USD 20 million to India by 2018." Feriha (original title Adini Feriha Koydum), a Turkish TV programme currently being beamed on Zee Zindagi, reportedly has a viewership of 36 million/week. The series, which had a 67-episode run in Turkey that ended in January 2016, is about a young, beautiful girl from a lower middle class family, named Feriha. Her father is a janitor in an upper-class neighbourhood of Istanbul, while her mother is a house-keeper. Feriha gets a scholarship and joins a private university. There, she feigns being a rich girl. As it happens, she meets a handsome, rich boy called Emir Sarrafoğlu. Then, ...catch it on TV.

    All said and done, the lingering memories of FICCI FRAMES 2016 include the faces of the beautiful women from the Turkish delegation, and the tasty balaclava and nuts they distributed to a select sample. Feriha might have mixed responses, but everybody is nuts about balaclava.


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    Announcing the 2016
    Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival

    May 12-15

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    The 2016 edition of Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival (May 12-15) is all about connecting audiences with stars and stories. Now in its 11th year, the 2016 festival will celebrate the champions who have led the way for transgender communities and highlight connections through an array of voices and perspectives.

    Translations will take place in venues around Seattle’s Capitol Hill, including the Northwest Film Forum, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and 12th Avenue Arts, with a kick-off screening downtown at the Seattle Central Library on May 8.

    The festival opens with the Northwest Premiere of MAJOR! about Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, the legendary 73-year-old Black transgender woman who has fought for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. From the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion to the Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), Miss Major’s life is a testament to the fierce survivalism, resilience, and celebration of a community that has been historically traumatized and marginalized. The film, which recently sold out its San Francisco premiere at the historic Castro Theatre, shows one woman’s journey, a community’s history, and how caring for each other can be a revolutionary act.

    Miss Major will be present for the screening along with director and producer Annalise Ophelian and co-producer and editor StormMiguel Florez. All are available for press prior to the event.

    And when it comes to unique stories, closing night’s SUITED fits to a tee. This documentary--fresh from its Sundance premiere and produced by Lena Dunham--tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that makes custom suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients. Among the people on the gender spectrum sharing their stories are a trans boy preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, a New York City cab driver, a young Southern law student and a trans man preparing for his wedding. At its heart, the film is an intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting difference and living bravely in one's own skin. This will be SUITED’s Northwest Premiere, and subject Rae Tutera is scheduled to attend. Rae is available for interviews.

    One of the most visible and highly acclaimed transgender-centered series is Amazon’s groundbreaking TRANSPARENT. This year Translations will feature an exciting discussion with some of the remarkable talent behind the making of this captivating show, including pioneering star Alexandra Billings--the first openly trans woman to have played a transgender character on television back in 2005. Guests will share some inside scoop, thoughts on the broader implications of the show’s success, reflections on what it means being transgender both in front of and behind the camera, and where they see trans representation going in the future.

    In addition to Ms. Billings, the panel will include Rhys Ernst, producer (who will also have his own program, AN AFTERNOON WITH RHYS ERNST, screening films from his successful series WE’VE BEEN AROUND and THIS IS ME), and director Silas Howard. The panel will be moderated by Sam Feder (director of Translations’ 2014 Closing Night Film, KATE BORNSTEIN IS A QUEER & PLEASANT DANGER). All guests are available for press prior to the discussion.

    Silas Howard is also the director and star of the 2001 seminal film BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, which will screen in honor of its 15th anniversary.

    Prior to the official opening of the festival, a special screening of DECONSTRUCTING ZOE will be held on Sunday, May 8 at 2pm at the Seattle Public Library. The event is a special partnership with Pride ASIA. DECONSTRUCTING ZOE is an exploration of gender, race and sexuality, seen through the life and times of transgender Chinese actor Zoe.

    A highlight with Seattle connection is the US Premiere of A WOMB OF THEIR OWN, a documentary that shares the stories of masculine-of-center people at various stages of pregnancy and parenthood. In focused segments, individuals and some couples discuss their decision to birth a child, the unique struggle of navigating reproductive services catering to cisgender women, their shifting relationship to their shifting body, and what it means to deal with gender as a parent.

    Subjects Lorenzo and Imelio Ramirez of Wenatchee will attend, along with director Cyn Lubow and cinematographer Elayne Wylie.

    Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender people and the issues facing the transgender community. It’s one of only a few transgender film festivals in the world. The event strives to place emphasis on visibility and positive representations.

    Tickets and passes are on sale now at translationsfilmfest.org. Press badges may be requested for the full festival and individual screenings; please contact ryan@smarthousecreative.com / 206.491.3738.

    Screeners for most films are also available by request.

    For interview requests with guests or staff, or for high resolution stills, please email ryan@smarthousecreative.com or call 206.491.3738.

     
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     

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