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    Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit!

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    MANHATTAN SHORT 2016 Calling For Entries 

     

    POSTER - MANHATTAN SHORT 2014

     

    Regular Deadline July 31st

    Over 250 Cinemas Across 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Film Festival.  MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival’s Official Call for entries. Deadline July 31, 2016.

    Filmmakers have until the end of July to get their films in if they wish to be part of the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival set to take place in over 250 cinemas spanning 6 continents between Sept 23-Oct 2, 2016. Over 100,000 film lovers will not only view the finalists but will judge them as well with votes being sent through to NYC where the winner will be announced on Oct 2, 2016.  Films must be 20 minutes under in length. – Click here to enter:

    http://www.manhattanshort.com/film-entry.html

     

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    Urbanworld Film Festival September 21 - 25, 2016 


    May 27 Late Deadline

     

    Submissions for the 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, to be held September 21 - 25 2016 in NYC are OPEN!! The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, live staged screenplay readings, the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media, and Urbanworld Music, which highlights emerging talent in live performances during after party events. Go to urbanworld.org to submit today!

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    San Antonio Film Festival SAFILM  July 26 – 31, 2016



    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 features. SAFILM works with the top local hotels for special rates for our guests. 

     

    FILMMAKERS GLOBAL MOVIE TRAILER FESTIVAL

    CALL FOR ENTRIES - TRAILERS

    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.

    Website I Facebook I Twitter  I Submit I Contact Chris Kanik

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

    Regular Deadline is APRIL 30

    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.

    Info I Submit Now I  Website I  Facebook Twitter I Contact Laurie Gordon

     

    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


    May 15 Late deadline

    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 June 17, 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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    World Premiere of Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin

    You are cordially invited to attend the world premiere of our film in Cannes May 17. An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy® Screening in Cannes May 17 1.30 PM Les Arcades 1 May 17  6pm Olympia 2 Kindly confirm : marketing@enoctherresplendent.com  Schedule your meeting in...
     
     
     

    "Captain Fantastic" selected as Opening Night Film; "Strike a Pose" to close The Provincetown International Film Festival

     
    The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today its lineup of Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition, running June 15-19, in Provincetown, MA. The Opening Night film will be Matt Ross' CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, starring Viggo Mortensen. Closing Night film will be the Madonna dance documentary STRIKE A POSE. Spotlight films are POLITICAL ANIMALS, directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wa...
     
     

    The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure by Varsha Bansal - Animaze Daze in Cannes Winner

      10 year old Mo & 13 year old Melody seek the help of their father’s dear friend, scientist & explorer Professor Shonku to find their missing father left earlier on a quest in search of the unicorn. En route they experience fantastical exploits & adventures that take them into opulent depths of the Himalayas, which are aided by a trail of clues. Feature film: 01:28:00 KAMAL BANSAL Director   Satyajit Ray Writer   K...
     
     

    Revolution will play at the 5th International Green Film Festival of Iran

    After a 10-year gap in the International Green Film Festival, in 2014 which named: “the year of Economy and Culture with national will and management”, the Iranian Department of Environment decided to revive the festival as a substantial cultural movement for protecting the environment. It was decided that the festival should be organized by an NGO. Among the candidates, Green Civilization, Artists protecting the Environment was honored to be selected as the executive organizer of ...
     
     

    Revolution to open the Sustainable World Film Festival July 24

    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 on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Denver, CO as we begin to further a vision of harmonious living through creative collaboration. We have reserved The Oriental Theater (our incredible partners a...
     
     

    Feature films in Competition in Annecy

    Feature films in competition 25 April New Zealand - Leanne POOLEY   Feature films in competition La Guerre des tuques 3D Canada - Jean-François POULIOT, François BRISSON   Feature films in competition La Jeune Fille sans mains France - Sébastien LAUDENBACH ...
     
     

    Bilal Selected at Annecy, biggest Animation Market and Film Festival in the world

    1,000 years ago, a boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior was abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history. ...
     
     

    PUFF Presents a Pre-Release Screening of LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE

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    The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) presents a pre-release screening of the anthology film, LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE. The FREE screening is being held on May 14, 2016 at CineMug on 1607 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA. The event starts at 8pm and is BYOB with $2 corkage fee.   LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE follows the cast of Dr. Nasty's Cavalcade of Horror as they embark on a late night television filming session that erupts in bloody chaos. The horror anthology is directed and ...
     
     

    PUFF 2016 Call for Entires

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    The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) is now accepting feature length and short film submissions for 2016. The first year film festival aims to bring independent genre films to Center City Philadelphia.   Run by Fangoria writer Madeleine Koestner  and longtime pop culture blogger Alex Gardner, PUFF has been hosting monthly screenings at one of Philly's last video rental shops, CineMug. These screenings will culminate in a weekend-long festival that will feature a networki...
     
     

    Seeking Volunteers and Interns for the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival June 1-9, 2016

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    VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are undoubtedly the foundation of the LA Film Festival. With over 200 screenings and events held over 9 days, the Festival would not be able to function without Volunteers holding a variety of pivotal roles. Not only do Volunteers work behind the scenes, they are also at the forefront of the Festival, ensuring that our filmmakers and guests have a truly enjoyable experience. Whether it’s working in theater operations, answering ticketing questions or setting up Q&am...
     

    Not Your Skin Trans Documentary Is Brym's New Film Project

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    Brym's new documentary takes on a touchy subject We are all by now somewhat familiar with some of the more visible transgender personalities in our society. Who are they really and what does it mean to be transgender? Since her first feature film Butterflies (2009), director Ester Brym have not stopped and this will be her 4th documentary film. She is currently in production and raising money to finish the project by the end of this year. The film follows ordinary men and women wh...
     
     

    Save the date: Tuesday, May 17th is DOC DAY in Cannes!

     
    SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, May 17th is DOC DAY in Cannes! Be sure to mark your agenda for this entire day dedicated to documentary cinema, with a full afternoon of discussions and presentations by captivating filmmakers and top-ranked industry professionals. Rising global awareness on social justice issues through documentary filmmaking will constitute the core subject of this afternoon of talks and sneak previews. Right after, the Doc Lovers Mixer will joyfully close the day at ...

     

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    BILAL Premiering in Cannes May 14 and Annecy
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    Bilal: A New Breed of Hero - Market Premiere in Cannes May 14, 2016


    Starring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Ian McShane China Anne McClain Jacob Latimore Michael Gross Thomas Nicholas Mark Rolston Cynthia Kaye Fred Tatasciore

    Directed By: Khurram Alavi and Ayman Jamal 

    Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family - 105 minutes - United Arab Emirates, USA
     
    Release Date: Fall 2016
     

    Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin Premiering in Cannes

    World premiere of our film in Cannes May 17.

    An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy®

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    The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure by Kamal Bansal Written by Satyajit Ray
    Animaze Daze in Cannes Winner

    10 year old Mo & 13 year old Melody seek the help of their father’s dear friend, scientist & explorer Professor Shonku to find their missing father left earlier on a quest in search of the unicorn. En route they experience fantastical exploits & adventures that take them into opulent depths of the Himalayas, which are aided by a trail of clues.

    Feature film: 01:28:00
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    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.

    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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    Seattle Festival Lineup Announced!

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    Announcing the 2016 MountainFilm Festival

    ANNOUNCING THE 2016 MOUNTAINFILM FESTIVAL FILMS       
     
     

    Full Program Announced for Annecy 2016: Out of Competition films

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        Feature Films out of competition Bad Cat Turkey - Mehmet KURTULUS, Ayse ÜNAL   Feature Films out of competition Bilal United Arab Emirates - Aiman JAMAL, Khurram H. ALAVI   Feature Films out of competition Capture the Flag Spain - Enrique GATO BORREGÁN ...
     
     

    New York: KINO! 2016 German Film Festival

    From April – 7-14 the independent KINO festival premiered twelve German features and a new short film section with 10 productions complemented by talks from attending German filmmakers, Q&A sessions, and receptions. Held for the third time it is one of the few US festivals focusing on German films. KINO 2016 was supported by Bertelsmann, the German Information Center and other sources.  A special event presented the first US screening of the digitally restored famed 1920 German ...
     
     

    Winners of the 2016 'Golden Reel Awards' @ Tiburon International Film Festival

    The winners of the 2016 'Golden Reel Awards' were announced at the 15th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival during a ceremony in Tiburon.   Best Film: Demimonde [Hungary] Best Director: Attila Szász, for: Demimonde [Hungary] Best Actor: János Kulka, for: Demimonde [Hungary] Best Actress: Sareh Bayat, for: Oblivion Season [Iran] Best Documentary: Humberto, directe

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    Wil Johnson to be honoured with British Urban Film Festival award‏

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    London, 9 May 2016: The British Urban Film Festival will hon...
     

    Kevin Dillon and DeRon Horton cast in “Dirt” – the latest film from Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar’s ESX Entertainment

     
    “Dirt” – the latest film from Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar’s ESX Entertainment, has found its leads in Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Kevin Dillon (HBO’s “Entourage,” ‘The Throaways”) and DeRon Horton (“Dirty Grandpa’).   Starring alongside Dillon and Horton are Christina Moore (“Running Wild”, “Searching For Fortune”), Matthew Glave (“Argo,” Bravo’s “Girlfriends'...
     
     

    Hungarian National Film Fund team in Cannes

     
    VISIT the Hungarian Pavilion @ Int’l Village Riviera #137 Phone: +33 (0) 493 99 87 78   HNFF World Sales / Riviera E16 LOVE /Szerelem by Károly Makk – Cannes Classics   15 May 10 p.m. Théâtre Buñuel PREMIERE KÁROLY MAKK will be in attendance   One of the 12 Best Hungarian Films of All Time voted by the Hungarian Film Critics’ Association in Budapest in 2000   International premiere of the original ver...
     

    Kate Beckinsale Is For Fangirls Too In Love And Friendship, Whit Stillman’s A+ Austen Romp

    By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent “It is a truth universally acknowledged” that Jane Austen (1775-1817) will be source material in the foreseeable forever, but it is actually surprising that director Whit Stillman (Last Days of Disco, Metropolitan) has so nailed her work in his new film “Love & Friendship,” that lead Kate Beckinsale should be Oscar-worthy for 2016.  And while giddy Fanboys still own Beckinsale for her sleek, sexy turn in the &ld...
     

    Join David Linde, Asif Kapadia, Finola Dwyer, Nicolas Chartier and more: register for Film Finance Forum at Cannes by may 8

    International Film Finance Forum | May 13, 2016 • Cannes, France |    State of the Industry:  View from the Director’s Chair Featured Director: Asif Kapadia Academy Award Winning Director Moderated by: ...
     
     

    Uranium Film Festival Premiere in Hollywood was a Blast

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    Press Release: International Uranium Film Festival rocked in Los Angeles    Rio de Janeiro / Los Angeles / May 2nd - In its 6th year, the International Uranium Film Festival, the Atomic Age Cinema Fest was held for the first time in Hollywood. Highlight of the premiere in the famous Raleigh Studios Hollywood April 27th was the award winning docudrama "The Man Who Saved The World", presented by `Braveheart´ executive producer Steve McEveety. After the screenin...
     
     

     

    Sujata Mehta: Teaching grandma to suck eggs

    Sujata Mehta: Teaching grandma to suck eggs Yesteryear film actress and popular stage performer Sujata Mehta is someone known to me from the 1980s. Her husband, Latesh Shah, is known me perhaps a little longer. Both were stage actors, with Latesh also being a gifted director. Both won prizes at inter-college short play competitions, including those organised by the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), where I had occasion to serve as judge. Sujata got film breaks, like Pratighaat...

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    “TOMORROW’S TALENT” Ceremony Celebrates Animation Talents.

    “TOMORROW’S TALENT” CEREMONY WEDNESDAY 11 MAY 2016 – PALAIS DES FESTIVALS, Cannes   Filmfestivals.com and Animation Day in Cannes partnered with Tomorrow's Talent to bring you this invitation to Celebrate Animation Talents: The second “Tomorrow’s talent” ceremony will take place on Wednesday 11th May 2016 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.  Established in 2015 by Sunny Media Ltd to reward movie animation professionals with high po...
     
     

    Winning Films in 12 Categories Announced at SFFF GGA Celebration In San Francisco

     
    This evening the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5), presented by the San Francisco Film Society, announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions at an event held at Gray Area. This year the Festival awarded nearly $40,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers. For nearly 60 years, SFIFF's Golden Gate Awards have honored deserving filmmakers and their projects, hera...
     
     

    Selection of Animaze Daze in Cannes revealed

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    Scapegoat by Gal Haklay & Shulamit Tajer 8:30  The clock makers dream by Cashell Horgan Dream 13:03   Maze Without Walls by Cecilia Gragnani 4:22 Morning Coffee by tracy miller-robbins  1:00 Borrowed Time by Amanda Jones 6:45 Lucky and the Pirates by Karen Goldfarb  19:00  The adventures of nuku by jairo carrillo 01:10:10 trailer 1:30 Fantasy on Sarabanda by Gudbjorg Hlin Gudmundsdottir 5:10 teaser 0:58 20 Coups de pied by Dimitar...
     

     

     

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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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    Le temps à Cannes sera beau, chaud, ensoleillé et très glamour pour le 69ème festival

     
    Meteo Cannes 12 jours TAKE CENTER STAGE  Let us know if you need promotion in front of the Industry. Demandez le programme des promotions que nous pouvons vous proposer.  ...
     

    Septième édition du Gala des PRIX NUMIX Le rendez-vous de l’année pour les créateurs du numérique du Québec

     
    La soirée des PRIX NUMIX 2016 s’est déroulée au Monument-National devant un parterre composé des principaux acteurs de l'industrie des médias numériques du Québec. Le Gala a été animé par l’humoriste Yannick de Martino, qui a su transporter joyeusement son public avec l’humour et le sarcasme qu’on lui connait dans «le monde merveilleux du numérique». Le GRAND PRIX NUMIX 2016 du Fonds des médias du Canada a été décerné cette...
     
     

    La Leçon de cinéma de William Friedkin à Cannes

     
    William Friedkin © Pat York   La Leçon de Cinéma du 69e Festival de Cannes sera donnée par le cinéaste américain William Friedkin. Après Martin Scorsese, Nanni Moretti, Wong Kar-wai, Quentin Tarantino, Marco Bellocchio ou encore Philip Kaufman et Jacques Audiard, il sera sur la scène de la salle Buñuel du Palais des Festivals pour dialoguer avec le public dans une rencontre animée par le critique Michel Ciment. ...
     

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    Annecy Goes to Cannes 16 Mai 10h-12h (Bory – Palais K)

    DES WIPS A CANNES   Après les Goes to Cannes de Dubaï et Guadalajara, un plus grand nombre de Works-In-Progress seront présentés pendant le Marché du Film 2016 en partenariat avec des festivals de renom. Cette année les projections ne présenteront pas seulement des films de nouvelles régions du monde mais aussi d’autres genres comme des films d’animation !  ...
     

    Palmarès BIFFF 2016
    Le jury International (Jaume Balaguero, Bai Ling, Marc Caro, Luigi Cozzi et Jasna Kohoutova) a décidé de récompenser les films suivants : -Mention spéciale pour THE ARTI: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS de Huang Wen Chang -Corbeau d'Argent : SEOUL STATION de Yeon Sang-ho -Corbeau d'Argent : THE PHONE de Bong-joo Kim -Corbeau d'Or : I AM A HERO de Shinsuke Sato   Le jury Européen (Olivier Mortagne, Monique Licht, Nancy Ngoma, Fre...

     

    Inauguration du Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG)

    La cérémonie d'ouverture du FIFOG a eu lieu aujourd'hui au Palais Eynard à Genève. L’ouverture a été marquée par la projection du film algérien Fadhma N’Soumer en présence de son réalisateur Belkacem Hadjadj. En parallèle est projeté le tr...
     

    Palmarès Festival international du film d'environnement 2016

     
    Palmarès Fife Île-de-France 2016       LA 33ème EDITION DU FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ENVIRONNEMENT, organisée par la région Île-de-France, s'est clôturée ce mardi 12 avril, en présence de l'ensemble des jurys, et du parrain du festival, Jean Louis Etienne. DOCUMENTAIRES LONGS MÉTRAGES Le jury documentaires longs métrages, présidé par Luc Jacquet, accompagné ...
     

    Palmarès du Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris (5-12 avril 2016)

    18e édition du  Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris  Cinéma L'Arlequin (6e) du 5 au 12 avril 2016   PALMARES Chaque année, le public du festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris e...
     

    Finalistes des PRIX NUMIX 2016

     
    PRIX NUMIX 2016 Dévoilement des finalistes Montréal, 4 avril 2016 — C’est avec beaucoup de plaisir et de fierté que le Regroupement des producteurs multimédia (RPM) dévoile les finalistes en nomination pour les PRIX NUMIX 2016. Les 24 membres du jury sous la présidence de Michel G Desjardins, directeur général de L'inis, ont sélectionné 69 finalistes parmi plus de 160 pièces soumises parmi les cinq gra...
     

    Des activités pour tous les sens ! au 32e Festival VUES D'AFRIQUE !

     
    LE 32e FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA VUES D’AFRIQUE   Petits et grands sont attendus à la Cinémathèque québécoise, du 17 au 24 avril prochain, afin de célébrer le 7e art africain et créole autour de rendez-vous divertissants.  Le Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique devient pour ses 32 ans un happening cool et multi sensoriel. Une expérience sous l’impulsion du plaisir sous to...

     

    Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit!

    ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES MAY 18

    If you are preparing for Cannes, with animation, enter your film and projects in the Animation in Cannes Product Catalog

    The Animation Day in Cannes returns to Cannes May 18th. The celebration of Animation, Animators and related technologies is organised for the second time by filmfestivals.com and Animaze. It will bring a series of networking opportunities, panels, screenings, Encore Accolades, awards and some showcase demo reel screenings  of upcoming exciting projects in the Palais and in our hotspots. Click to receive updates on the program details ... 

    Last few days for Animation Winners to submit  

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

    If your animation (short of feature) won RECENTLY 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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    Enter Animaze Daze in Cannes

    Enter your shorts and features by April 29

    Discover the trailers of the Animation Day in Cannes

    Pictured: Bilal by Ayman Jamal Animation Day in Cannes opening film "Animation that Matters Accolade" Check these teasers and trailers from films featured at the Animation Day in Cannes - May 18 ...
     
     
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    MANHATTAN SHORT 2016 Calling For Entries 

     

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    Regular Deadline July 31st

    Over 250 Cinemas Across 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Film Festival.  MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival’s Official Call for entries. Deadline July 31, 2016.

    Filmmakers have until the end of July to get their films in if they wish to be part of the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival set to take place in over 250 cinemas spanning 6 continents between Sept 23-Oct 2, 2016. Over 100,000 film lovers will not only view the finalists but will judge them as well with votes being sent through to NYC where the winner will be announced on Oct 2, 2016.  Films must be 20 minutes under in length. – Click here to enter:

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    Urbanworld Film Festival September 21 - 25, 2016 


    May 27 Late Deadline

     

    Submissions for the 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, to be held September 21 - 25 2016 in NYC are OPEN!! The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, live staged screenplay readings, the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media, and Urbanworld Music, which highlights emerging talent in live performances during after party events. Go to urbanworld.org to submit today!

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    San Antonio Film Festival SAFILM  July 26 – 31, 2016


    April 29 Extended deadline
    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 features. SAFILM works with the top local hotels for special rates for our guests. 

     

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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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    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 APRIL 30

    Submit your best short animated films  for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.
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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


    May 15 Late deadline

    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.


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

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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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    The Opening Night Gala of the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival on Thursday, May 19 will feature the North American premiere of Amazon Studios’ Café Society, the newest film from legendary director Woody Allen. The Festival’s Opening Night Red Carpet Gala will take place at the prestigious 3,000 seat Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center with a celebratory party to...
     
    Who's Gonna Love Me Now dir  Tomer Heymann Barak Heymann For the tenth time, the best documentary films from around the world will vie for the Golden Horn award at Krakow Film Festival. After a long and exciting selection, 19 films from three continents are invited to participate in this competition. Among them, there are four films produced in Poland.   56th Krakow Film Festival starts with the international premiere of the film by Piotr Stasik - "21 x New York Ci...
     

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    18th Annual MiFo Film Festival: April 22-May 1

    CURTAIN TO RISE ON 18TH ANNUAL MiFo LGBT FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 22 10-day festival features 80+ films from 28 countries and fun-filled events   (April 13, 2016) – The curtain will rise on the MiFo LGBT Film Festival’s Miami edition on Friday, April 22, kicking off a 10-day festival with more than 80 films from 28 countries, an unprecedented number of premieres and a spectacular lineup of special events. Presented by Celebrity Cruises, Gilead and SHOWTIME, MiFo runs April 22...
     

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    Producers Reception - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

     
    Mustafa ÖNDER, NYC Guests enjoy the beautiful view of NYC at the Producers Reception during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2016 in New York City.   Photograph: © Mustafa ÖNDER, mustafaonder.com ...
     
     

    TFI Interactive at Tribeca

     
    TFI Interactive, with the support of the Ford Foundation, assembles the brightest thinkers and innovators for an all-day forum that explores storytelling in the digital age. The Interactive Playground connects participants with a selection of groundbreaking projects.   During TFI Interactive, participants come together to explore how the evolving digital world is impacting their industries and the art of storytelling. Key speakers and skilled media artists give a series of short talks t...
     
     

    IFFBoston: Lucky 13

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    IFFBoston is more than just a spring festival.  For more than 13 years, it has grown into the best way to experience independent film in, around, and about Boston. It starts with the main hosting venues.  The Somerville, Brattle, and Coolidge Corner Theatres are the premier independent cinemas in the area, each with their own niche of iconic offerings that make them destination moviehouses throughout the year.  These range from retrospective series at the Brattle, to the Science ...
     
     

    TFF16: The First Annual Whoopi’s Shorts Program

     
    By Maria Esteves – April 18, 2016 The 15thTribeca Film Festival 2016 (TFF16) First Annual Whoopi’s Shorts Program introduced by festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal commenced Sunday, April 17, at the Tribeca Festival Hub in New York. The eight captivating films that inaugurated the animated shorts program were Fear, directed by Dawn Dreyer and Andrea Love; I am a Pencil (Je suis un crayon), directed by Joe D’Arcy; The Loneliest Stoplight, directed by Bill Plympton; Lucens, di...
     

    70th Edinburgh FF to close with Whisky Galore!

    Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to announce that the much anticipated remake of the iconic Scottish comedy Whisky Galore! will close the 70th edition of the festival on Sunday 26th June 2016. Inspired by Sir Compton Mackenzie’s 1947 novel, Whisky Galore! is written by award-winning screenwriter Peter McDougall and based on the true story of a shipwreck off the coast of Eriskay of a ship sailing for America with a cargo of export-only alco...
     

    Announcing the 2016 Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival

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    The 35th Istanbul Film Festival ended

     
    Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and for the 12th year under the sponsorship of AKBANK, the 35th Istanbul Film Festival ended on Monday, 18 April with the additional screenings.   187 feature, 10 short, and 24 experimental films by 223 directors from 62 countries were shown in 501 screenings across 10 movie theatres over a period of 11 days at the festival, which was attended by over 90.000 cinephiles. The festival offered a full menu to everyone&rsqu...
     

    The Denver Film Society releases schedule for Film on the Rocks Series and dates for Summer Scream at Lakeside Amusement Park

     
    Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of Film on the Rocks (FOTR). Presented by Pepsi, the 17th season includes eight events throughout the summer. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian, courtesy of Comedy Works.     The 17th season of Film on the Rocks will kick off on Monday, May 23 with a GREASE sing-a-long. One week la...
     
     

    Chicago Film festival supports next generation of filmmakers with red carpet and ‘world premieres’ at Cine Youth

    CHICAGO AND SUBURBAN STUDENTS BECOME VIPS AND FILMMAKERS AT THIS YEARS CINEYOUTH FILM FESTIVAL  MAY 5-7th   Gives public students the opportunity to make their own movie   Chicago/Cinema, the presenting organization of the The Chicago International Film Festival’s 12th annual CineYouth Festival gives students ages 22 and under from the Chicagoland area a chance to shine on May 5-7th, 2016 at Columbia College (1104 S. Wabash 8th Floor). The Opening Night film is GKI...
     

     

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    Independent Heroes: Paul Verhoeven and Vincent Macaigne

    IndieLisboa 2016 is born out of the usual balance between the return of several filmmakers the festival has accompanied and the introduction of a vast set of newcomers – mainly in the International Competition – that we are sure will return in the next years. Not by accident, Whit Stillman and Mia Hansen-Løve will open and close, respectively, this year’s festival with the presentation of their most recent works in a kind of afterword to the retrospectives we dedica...
     

    Paula Ortiz will be honored at the International Film Festival of the Upper Aragonese

    PAULA ORTIZ TO BE HONORED WITH THE PRIZE ‘CIUDAD DE HUESCA’ IN 44TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL    THE AWARD RECOGNIZES THE TALENT AND PROJECTION OF THIS YOUNG ARAGONESE DIRECTOR   HER LAST WORK, THE BRIDE, TO BE SCREENED IN THE ICONIC LORETO CHAPEL, NATURAL SETTING OF THE FILM   Aragonese director Paula Ortiz will be honored with the Ciudad de Huesca Prize in the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of the Upper Aragonese capital city....
     

    FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 18 hosts BEYOND GODZILLA, a retrospective of 10 films dedicated to Japanese Sci-Fi.

    Guest of honour: Obayashi Nobuhiko  FEFF 18 hosts a retrospective of 10 films, a book and a guest of honour: Obayashi Nobuhiko, grandmaster of Japanese Sci-Fi who, on the 25th of April, will be receiving the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Though 'Japanese Science Fiction' usually makes us Westerners think of Godzilla, the eighteenth edition of the Far East Film Festival is ready to expand our horizons with a retrospective called - not coincidentally - Beyo...
     

     

    Ellen Burstyn to Receive Peter J. Owens Award for Acting at SFIFF59

     
    Actor Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and Onstage Tribute at Victoria Theatre   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Ellen Burstyn, a legend of stage and screen, will receive the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5). The award will be presented to Burstyn at Film Soci...

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    Monaco International Film Festival - Awards Night - Winners with MIFF director and president. "Peace, Love and Movies!"

      Monaco International Film Festival - Awards Night - Winners with MIFF director and president. "Peace, Love and Movies!" Award-winning RUSH is the documentary. Bewildered is a FACTUAL humanitarian screenplay! See many of the cases and examples of this advanced earth, health and life-saving science and technology on the websites.  In Paris on February 16, I was production assistant on the Eagles of Death Metal ...
     

    35th Istanbul Film Festival Awards Announced

     
    35TH ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED   The 35th Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and for the 12th year under the sponsorship of Akbank, presented its awards to the winners at a ceremony held at the Haliç Congress Centre on Friday evening, 15 April 2016.   Cem Davran hosted the 35th Istanbul Film Festival Award Ceremony, where this year’s Cinema Honorary Award recipients, as well as the winners of the f...
     

    Remise du Sesterce d’or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel au réalisateur Peter Greenaway

     
    « Cinéaste du système et de l’excès, véritable explorateur des codes du cinéma » : c’est ainsi que Luciano Barisone, Directeur de Visions du Réel, décrit en quelques mots le réalisateur anglais de renommée mondiale Peter Greenaway. Alors que la 47e édition de Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon bat son plein depuis quelques jours déjà, une soirée met à l’honneur cette personnalité d’exception. Peter Greenawa...
     

    Nominations Announced in Major Categories for the 2016 International Film Festival North Hollywood

    Producer Michael Hausman to receive Cinema Trailblazer Award LOS ANGELES, CA – The International Film Festival North Hollywood released its list of final nominations for major award categories toda...
     

    SXSW Film Award Winners

    Congratulations to all SXSW 2016 awards winners. Discover the trend setters, storytellers, innovators and leaders that walked away with top honors. The SXSW Film Festival revealed the Jury Awards, Design Awards, and Special Awards at the SXSW Film Awards Presented by Panasonic on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre. All Audience Awards were revealed later in the week on Saturday, March 19, 2016. SXSW FEATURE FILM JURY AWARDS NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION Grand Jur...
     

    Winners of the 2016 Golden Reel Awards at Tiburon Film Festival

      The winners of the 2016 'Golden Reel Awards' were announced at the 15th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival during a ceremony in Tiburon.     Best Film: Demimonde [Hungary]   Best Director: Attila Szász, for: Demimonde [Hungary] Best Actor: János Kulka, for: Demimonde [Hungary] Best Actress: Sareh Bayat, for: Oblivion Season [Iran] Best Documentary: Humberto, directed by: Carlos Barba Salva [Cuba] Best Screenplay...
     

    Awards for The inaugural Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival (HCSFF) presented by BITPIX

    The inaugural Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival (HCSFF) presented by BITPIX came to a close this past weekend at the TCL Chinese Theater and today the organizers are announcing the overall winners from each of the categories. The short film Manager has won the 2016 HCSFF Grand Jury Best Short Film Prize. Directed by Jacob Meszaros tells the story of when a loud mouth idiot of a building manager discovers one of his tenants ...
     

    3rd International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra Awards

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    Remi Winners of the 49th WorldFest!

    More than 4,500 Intl Entries from 74 Nations!   WorldFest-Houston Intl. Festival Wraps 49th Season  “Small Budgets ~ Giant Leaps!”   WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, and the Oldest Independent Film Festival in the world, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 49th annual independent film showcase with a 9% increase in box-office. WorldFest opened this year’s ed...
     
     

    Awards Gala Ceremony at 49th WorldFest Houston

    Hunter Todd and Kathleen Haney Check below the long list of winners (each category has 3 awards) Hunter Todd did a terrific job at announcing them all with a cavalry pace. I missed my spot when going onstage to receive the Gold Remy Award for best Romance for Get Happy, beeing not fast enough, the award was gone. (Do you think you look stupid if you walk onstage ...and quickly away without the coveted award :-) because it had already disapeared?) Thank god a few glasses of champagne dilut...
     

    New York: 17th Havana Film Festival NY

      17th Havana Film Festival NY Announces Havana Star Prize Winners at Packed Closing Night Ceremony   Best Feature: Magallanes (Peru-Colombia) Best Director Santiago Mitre (Paulina) and Best Screenplay goes to El Acompañante (Cuba-Panama) Best Documentary: La Prenda (Guatemala-Switzerland) 18 Films Competed for the coveted Havana Star Award   New York, April 15, 2016— The 17th Havana Film Festival ...
     

    17th Havana Film Festival NY Announces Havana Star Prize Winners at Packed Closing Night Ceremony Best Feature: Magallanes (P

      Best Feature: Magallanes (Peru-Colombia) Best Director: Santiago Mitre (Paulina) Best Screenplay: El Acompañante (Cuba-Panama) Best Documentary: La Prenda (Guatemala-Switzerland)   18 Films Competed for the coveted Havana Star Award   New York, April 15, 2016- The 17th Havana Film Festival NY announced the Havana Star Prize Winners during a packed Closing Night Ceremony at the New York Directors Guild Theater in Manhattan. Magallanes by Salvador d...

    Documentary Audience Winner Go Short 2016

    On Sunday, April 10th the eighth edition of Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen presented the Audience Award to the best short film based on public vote. The documentary Snails by the Polish director Grzegorz Szczepaniak was chosen by the audience as best film of 2016 Go Short. You Have a Problem, Millions of Tears, The Sniper of Kobani and Home Suite Home placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th as chosen by the audience. Go Short Audience Award The Go Short Audience Award worth &eur... 

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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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    Palmarès BIFFF 2016
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    Inauguration du Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG)

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    Palmarès Festival international du film d'environnement 2016

     
    Palmarès Fife Île-de-France 2016       LA 33ème EDITION DU FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ENVIRONNEMENT, organisée par la région Île-de-France, s'est clôturée ce mardi 12 avril, en présence de l'ensemble des jurys, et du parrain du festival, Jean Louis Etienne. DOCUMENTAIRES LONGS MÉTRAGES Le jury documentaires longs métrages, présidé par Luc Jacquet, accompagné ...
     

    Palmarès du Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris (5-12 avril 2016)

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    Finalistes des PRIX NUMIX 2016

     
    PRIX NUMIX 2016 Dévoilement des finalistes Montréal, 4 avril 2016 — C’est avec beaucoup de plaisir et de fierté que le Regroupement des producteurs multimédia (RPM) dévoile les finalistes en nomination pour les PRIX NUMIX 2016. Les 24 membres du jury sous la présidence de Michel G Desjardins, directeur général de L'inis, ont sélectionné 69 finalistes parmi plus de 160 pièces soumises parmi les cinq gra...
     

    Des activités pour tous les sens ! au 32e Festival VUES D'AFRIQUE !

     
    LE 32e FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA VUES D’AFRIQUE   Petits et grands sont attendus à la Cinémathèque québécoise, du 17 au 24 avril prochain, afin de célébrer le 7e art africain et créole autour de rendez-vous divertissants.  Le Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique devient pour ses 32 ans un happening cool et multi sensoriel. Une expérience sous l’impulsion du plaisir sous to...

     

    Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin Premiering in Cannes

    World premiere of our film in Cannes May 17.

    An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy®

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    The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure by Kamal Bansal Written by Satyajit Ray
    Animaze Daze in Cannes Winner

    10 year old Mo & 13 year old Melody seek the help of their father’s dear friend, scientist & explorer Professor Shonku to find their missing father left earlier on a quest in search of the unicorn. En route they experience fantastical exploits & adventures that take them into opulent depths of the Himalayas, which are aided by a trail of clues.

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    World Premiere of Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin

    You are cordially invited to attend the world premiere of our film in Cannes May 17. An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy® Screening in Cannes May 17 1.30 PM Les Arcades 1 May 17  6pm Olympia 2 Kindly confirm : marketing@enoctherresplendent.com  Schedule your meeting in...
     
     
     

    "Captain Fantastic" selected as Opening Night Film; "Strike a Pose" to close The Provincetown International Film Festival

     
    The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced today its lineup of Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition, running June 15-19, in Provincetown, MA. The Opening Night film will be Matt Ross' CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, starring Viggo Mortensen. Closing Night film will be the Madonna dance documentary STRIKE A POSE. Spotlight films are POLITICAL ANIMALS, directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wa...
     
     

    The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure by Varsha Bansal - Animaze Daze in Cannes Winner

      10 year old Mo & 13 year old Melody seek the help of their father’s dear friend, scientist & explorer Professor Shonku to find their missing father left earlier on a quest in search of the unicorn. En route they experience fantastical exploits & adventures that take them into opulent depths of the Himalayas, which are aided by a trail of clues. Feature film: 01:28:00 KAMAL BANSAL Director   Satyajit Ray Writer   K...
     
     

    Revolution will play at the 5th International Green Film Festival of Iran

    After a 10-year gap in the International Green Film Festival, in 2014 which named: “the year of Economy and Culture with national will and management”, the Iranian Department of Environment decided to revive the festival as a substantial cultural movement for protecting the environment. It was decided that the festival should be organized by an NGO. Among the candidates, Green Civilization, Artists protecting the Environment was honored to be selected as the executive organizer of ...
     
     

    Revolution to open the Sustainable World Film Festival July 24

    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 on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Denver, CO as we begin to further a vision of harmonious living through creative collaboration. We have reserved The Oriental Theater (our incredible partners a...
     
     

    Feature films in Competition in Annecy

    Feature films in competition 25 April New Zealand - Leanne POOLEY   Feature films in competition La Guerre des tuques 3D Canada - Jean-François POULIOT, François BRISSON   Feature films in competition La Jeune Fille sans mains France - Sébastien LAUDENBACH ...
     
     

    Bilal Selected at Annecy, biggest Animation Market and Film Festival in the world

    1,000 years ago, a boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior was abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history. ...
     
     

    PUFF Presents a Pre-Release Screening of LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE

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    The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) presents a pre-release screening of the anthology film, LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE. The FREE screening is being held on May 14, 2016 at CineMug on 1607 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA. The event starts at 8pm and is BYOB with $2 corkage fee.   LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE follows the cast of Dr. Nasty's Cavalcade of Horror as they embark on a late night television filming session that erupts in bloody chaos. The horror anthology is directed and ...
     
     

    PUFF 2016 Call for Entires

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    The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) is now accepting feature length and short film submissions for 2016. The first year film festival aims to bring independent genre films to Center City Philadelphia.   Run by Fangoria writer Madeleine Koestner  and longtime pop culture blogger Alex Gardner, PUFF has been hosting monthly screenings at one of Philly's last video rental shops, CineMug. These screenings will culminate in a weekend-long festival that will feature a networki...
     
     

    Seeking Volunteers and Interns for the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival June 1-9, 2016

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    VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are undoubtedly the foundation of the LA Film Festival. With over 200 screenings and events held over 9 days, the Festival would not be able to function without Volunteers holding a variety of pivotal roles. Not only do Volunteers work behind the scenes, they are also at the forefront of the Festival, ensuring that our filmmakers and guests have a truly enjoyable experience. Whether it’s working in theater operations, answering ticketing questions or setting up Q&am...
     

    Not Your Skin Trans Documentary Is Brym's New Film Project

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    Brym's new documentary takes on a touchy subject We are all by now somewhat familiar with some of the more visible transgender personalities in our society. Who are they really and what does it mean to be transgender? Since her first feature film Butterflies (2009), director Ester Brym have not stopped and this will be her 4th documentary film. She is currently in production and raising money to finish the project by the end of this year. The film follows ordinary men and women wh...
     
     

    Save the date: Tuesday, May 17th is DOC DAY in Cannes!

     
    SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, May 17th is DOC DAY in Cannes! Be sure to mark your agenda for this entire day dedicated to documentary cinema, with a full afternoon of discussions and presentations by captivating filmmakers and top-ranked industry professionals. Rising global awareness on social justice issues through documentary filmmaking will constitute the core subject of this afternoon of talks and sneak previews. Right after, the Doc Lovers Mixer will joyfully close the day at ...

     


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    As in past editions the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival continues to expand traditional film festival limits to embrace new areas as eagerly anticipated by its audience. Before the Berlin Film Festival incorporated innovative television in its program schedule several years ago, Tribeca had already shown in 2004 the last episode of the hit show Friends. This year it presented 16 television programs, ‘The Best of the Small Screen on the Big Screen’ incorporating series finales of HBO’s Six Feet Under and the complete O.J.: Made in America program. It also premiered The Night Manager (AMC), the final episode of The Good Wife (CBS) and a sneak preview of ‘Grace and Frankie (Netflix) to name some others. With the boundaries between the media getting smaller each year and established directors eager to produce more programs and features for television, the television section of Tribeca will surely become bigger. The fest also provided for the first time a venue for The Whitney Museum and the Guggenheim Museum holding screenings.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art featured Tribeca’s superb opening night documentary First Monday in May’ about the 2014 annual Met Ball fundraiser at the Costume Institute. The documentary provided a stunning presentation and analysis of the event.  Themed ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ the impact of Chinese culture on western designers was demonstrated.  As depicted by the documentary, The Met Ball attracted social, political and media celebrities as well as other glitterati and exceeded its fundraising goals.

    A focus on interactive story telling had been established by the Tribeca Film Institute in 2012 anticipating the tremendous growth of digital storytelling and virtual reality use was well reflected in the 2016 edition. The current expansion included full time activities at the festival hub on Varick Street with numerous events open to the public which prompted long waiting lines for the most appealing programs. The hub schedule included an experiential section with interactive and VR installations in the Storyscapes part and more than 15 VR projects in the Virtual Arcade. This virtual reality bazaar covered 18 projects showcasing the potential of the new medium’s 360 degree perception.  With its broad range the VR experience offered a mind expanding exposure for novices, though the viewing headsets, still a bit bulky, were sometimes heavy on the head.  In past applications VR has been used commercially for real estate ventures, by the Chinese to increase tourism, and has been the driving force for gaming for many years. Now VR has morphed into a true art form. Spectators are able to move within the images and engage in immersive viewing of brief productions on a wide range of themes from the fate of a Gaza family, horror scenarios, science fiction ventures, and romantic episodes to environmental issues. That section was one of the most popular attractions of the hub. On one stand products  using   transcranial electrical stimulation were explained  which under the guidance of a physician supposedly enhanced cognitive development; another stand promoted  a vest with physical feedback and vibration functionality leading to a  neosensory music experiences. Stepping across the hallway visitors could test their minds ability moving balls without touching them or spend several minutes in a ‘coffin’  reliving through sound and smell the last moments of a celebrities life. In one section the world’s biggest hacking conference was held. The TFI Interactive and Playground addressed the interest in hacking, digital security, and innovative media technologies with a strong emphasis on involving the audience through hands on experiences. It is noteworthy that the Virtual Arcade incorporated many issue and change oriented production’s and that for the first time a day long market pace for digital and online content was held, the Tribeca Digital Creators Market, presenting screenings and discussions. A principal sponsor for the Victual Arcade Imagination Day was the Bloomberg Philanthropies.

    This year’s Tribeca expansions edition continues a longlist of innovations ever since the fest was established in 2001.  Before YouTube existed Amazon and TFF held a digital short film context in 2005 with over 1000 entries. The first cell phone shot film This Bad in Afghanistan, a 70 minute film produced for $200 by Cyrus Frisch premiered at Tribeca in 2007.  Three years later Tribeca went online with some of its best features and shorts. The same year the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards were introduced to honor those innovations which disrupted in-the-box mindsets and created new values and markets. Accompanied by breakout seminars this full day event is intellectually stimulating and continues to be one of the most thought provoking parts of the festival. The 2016 awards honored more than 20 individuals including Dr. Richard Leakey for his life time achievements in the environmental and wildlife area, the Theodor Parker prize to Nate Parker for his feature The Birth of a Nation on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion, the Suskind family for, through cartoon imagery and scripts, finding a way of communication for their son Owen who fell silent at the age of three, and Alec Ross for his ground breaking book The Industries of the Future. Others received awards for reforming the juvenile justice system, providing successful training to prison inmates, and initiating online credit avenues.

    In a packed breakout session Eric Ross, a former aide to Hillary Clinton, presented a panel on his position on the knowledge industry and the importance of controlling massively expanding data. This control provides power. Scientific and technological breakthroughs could provide solutions to massive problems our societies face though we live in a period of growing uncertainties. Little can be done about growing social inequalities. As a fellow panelist pointed out the conditions for change may be found in control of information and technologies but the principal factor in inducing change is to instill the motivation to act which is more difficult to attain than the mastery of computers or generation of more knowledge. It was striking that the panel’s emphasis on science and technology and motivations is closely tied to the German philosopher Juergen Habermas’ view that the ideology of science and technology masks class bound interest and his view that our principle problem today is the inability to motivate people. ‘The Tribeca Imagination Day  Powered by the Hatchery’ , run by Richard Branson, sponsored  by Bloomberg Philanthropies and located at Tribeca’s hub,  investigated in 16 sessions, with technology and science experts, artists and intellectuals, themes such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, medical developments, virtual reality, identity formation  and other relevant issues.

    Another of Tribeca’s innovations that has grown since it was introduced in 2011 is its inclusion of a gaming focused section and the establishment of the TFI Media Fund with grants from $50.000 to $100.00, as well as focusing on immersive transmedia works through the 2013 Storyscapes program. The 2014 Virtual Reality / Interactive section and Games for Change Festival were set up in 2014, followed in 2015 by DEF-CON the hacking conference and Tribeca Talks: These sections have been expanded, in particular with the establishment of the VR Arcade this year.

    As evidenced by numerous documentaries shown this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, the fest has kept its hard edge by critically covering US and international issues.   In an outstanding presentation in a multimedia format the documentary The Bomb closed the festival preceded by panel with expert activists and filmmakers.  Guided by the goal to revive the debate about the danger of nuclear weapons the one-hour production tracked on six screens surrounding the audience and chronicled the development of nuclear weapons including archival material not shown before. A live score accompanied the screening. A panel preceding the screening included the film maker Smiriti Keshari and activists like Michael Douglas. They stressed that nuclear weapons were the most significant threat we are facing today and the great need to educate the public. Michael Douglas, who is now working on documentary about Boeing’s involvement with a nuclear accident, pointed out that public education about nuclear issues through television and film is a myth. ABC’s ‘The Day After’ is the only exception. Education is the domain of documentary filmmakers.  But as ‘The Bomb’ showed, ever since Hiroshima, the greatest nuclear disasters have been caused by the nuclear energy industry. This includes the worst cases of the 1979 near meltdown of the Three Mile Island reactor, the 1986 meltdown of Chernobyl and the 2011 meltdown of Fukushima which resulted respectively from an operational mistake, political orders overriding safety procedures, and the breakdown of the cooling systems aggravated by the tsunami. Of the existing 15,000 nuclear weapons 90% are controlled by the USA and Russia, with the remainder held by seven other countries, and the design of new smaller nuclear weapons rendering global security increasingly precarious. Past experience shows that with the threat of aging nuclear plants, the unresolved issues of nuclear waste disposal and the problems of maintaining safely, aging nuclear facilities constitute an equally large threat to our existence.

    All major international film festivals introduce each year new more differentiated thematic programs and technologies driving all aspects of media developments. Tribeca is unique because compared to  North American film festivals it has proven to be the most innovative one which like the Berlinale is not restricted to the trade but open to the public,

    Claus Mueller,   filmexchange@gmail.com

     


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    The second Animation Day in Cannes took place on May 18th at the Salon La Renaissance, the Palais des Festivals and the UAE pavilion at the Marche du film, putting for a second year animation on the map of Cannes screenings and events and generating audiences from the animation industry and beyond, along with animation cinephiles and festival professionals. 

     

    The two panel discussions, one on Virtual Reality and the impact that it has in the animation world of filmmaking and one on Animation that matters and inspires, which concluded the events, created a platform for interaction and raised topics of great importance for the animation industry, including how to fund and make a successful animation and how what are the secrets to worldwide distribution, widely discussed between the co-panelists Jonathan Parienti (HorYou CEO) and Marie-Claude Beauchamp (Producer). 

     

     

    Two parallel screenings of recent animation short films and trailers of newly completed features were presented at the Palais des Festivals and the Salon La Renaissance. 

    The awarded UAE feature film ‘Bilal’ by Ayman Jamal received great response at its second screening during animation day, following its Cannes premiere at Olympia on May 14th. 

    Director Ayman Jamal, taking part in the final Animation Day panel, spoke about the challenges of creating an animation that will be equally successful and made for the mass audiences. He also referred to the fact that introducing a different type of hero as Bilal and trying to break the western stereotypes was also not an easy task. 

     

    The film continues its festival circuit journey next month at Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Animation Day in Cannes, after a successful second year is already setting a rendezvous with the entire world of animation on May 18th 2017 for a third edition. 

     


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    The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes, presided by George Miller, has revealed the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Laurent Lafitte welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The American actor, Mel Gibson, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 21 films in Competition.

    The French actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, received an honorary Palme d'or for his collected works from Arnaud Desplechin.

    I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach, Palme d’or, was screened at the end of the Awards Ceremony to close this 2016 edition of the Festival.

     

    FEATURE FILMS

    Palme d'or
    I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken LOACH

    Grand Prix
    JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (It's Only the End of the World) by Xavier DOLAN

    Award for Best Director Ex-Aequo 
    Cristian MUNGIU for BACALAUREAT (Graduation)
    Olivier ASSAYAS for PERSONAL SHOPPER

    Award for Best Screenplay
    Asghar FARHADI for FORUSHANDE (The Salesman)

    Jury Prize
    AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea ARNOLD

    Award for Best Actress
    Jaclyn JOSE in MA' ROSA by Brillante MENDOZA 

    Award for Best Actor
    Shahab HOSSEINI in FORUSHANDE (The Salesman) by Asghar FARHADI 

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    SHORT FILMS

    Palme d'or 
    TIMECODE by Juanjo GIMENEZ

    Special disctinction
    A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO (The Girl Who Danced With the Devil) by João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA 

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    CAMÉRA D’OR

    DIVINES by Houda BENYAMINA presented during The Directors' Fortnight

     

    The Jury of the CST has awarded the VULCAN AWARD OF THE TECHNICAL ARTIST to: 
    SEONG-HIE RYU, for the artistic direction, with great inspiration, for the film MADEMOISELLE (The Handmaiden/Agassi) by PARK Chan-Wook. 

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    The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the ten narratives selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors. The creative teams of the selected films are currently attending the first week’s sessions – The Time Warner Foundation Completion Labs – taking place May 23-27th in New York City.
     
    The IFP Narrative Filmmaker Labs are the only labs that support first-time feature directors with projects in post-production as they complete, market and distribute their films. The Labs provide filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films and careers.


    Now entering its twelfth year with over 100+ first-feature filmmakers supported, the community of Labs alumni is comprised of some of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed artists working today across film, television, new media and VR; these include multi-hyphenate creators such as Amy Seimetz (“The Girlfriend Experience”), Alex Karpovsky (“Girls”), David Lowery (PETE’S DRAGON), Dee Rees (BESSIE), Andrew Dosunmu (MOTHER OF GEORGE), Tim Sutton (DARK NIGHT), Jennifer Phang (ADVANTAGEOUS), and Terence Nance (AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY).

    Recent 2015 IFP Labs Fellows have been already making their mark on the festival circuit. Just this year, THE ARBALEST won SXSW’s Narrative Grand Jury Prize and DONALD CRIED received distribution from The Orchard. Of the ten selected projects, seven have already premiered at top festivals including SXSW, Tribeca, Los Angeles Film Festival, Slamdance and Bentonville and two fellows are shooting new projects this summer.

    “To highlight and support diverse stories and storytellers has always been the mission of the IFP Labs and of IFP as a whole,” says Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center. “This year’s Narrative Lab Fellows are a perfect example of this, and the boundless creativity and diversity in their work is evident in just how wide-ranging these films’ settings are: from Kyiv, Ukraine, to the Alaskan fish canneries, to right here in Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood.”

    Under the artistic direction of IFP Head of Programming Amy Dotson and Program Manager and Producer Zach Mandinach, the supervising 2016 Narrative Lab leaders include Jon Reiss, director/producer and author (BOMB IT!; Think Outside the Box Office), Susan Stover, producer (WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE; HIGH ART; HAPPY ACCIDENTS); Pierce Varous, producer (ALWAYS SHINE; H.) and founder of Nice Dissolve; Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and producer (JULIEN-DONKEY BOY). Individual Workshop Leaders include composer Keegan Dewitt (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS; QUEEN OF EARTH), film editors Sabine Hoffman (MAGGIE’S PLAN; THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE), Lee Percy (MARIA FULL OF GRACE; BOYS DON’T CRY), Jennifer Ruff (A WOMAN, A PART; GLASS CHIN),) and Marc Vives (MUSEUM HOURS; I USED TO BE DARKER), marketing experts Adam Kersh (Brigade Marketing) and Nick Camacho (Oscilloscope Laboratories), producers Anne Carey (THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL; THE SAVAGES), Mollye Asher (SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME), Jodi Redmond (THE WITCH), and Darren Dean (TANGERINE), festival programmers Tom Hall (Montclair Film Festival) and Dan Nuxoll (Rooftop Films), and fellow filmmakers Ingrid Jungermann (WOMEN WHO KILL), Leah Meyerhoff (I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS), and Takeshi Fukunaga (OUT OF MY HAND).    

    In addition to lead support from the Time Warner Foundation, additional support for the IFP Filmmaker Labs includes grants from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ford Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and SAGIndie. Lab partners include The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, BMI, and Rooftop Films.

    The selected projects for the 2016 IFP Narrative Lab and their attending Lab Fellows are:

    ALASKA IS A DRAG
    An aspiring superstar's diva fabulous dreams are hard fought working at a fish cannery in Alaska. He dreams of escaping the monotony of fish guts and fist fights, but in the meantime, out of necessity he has learned to fight and is scouted by the local boxing coach and a new boy moves to town and wants to be his sparring partner. Shaz Bennett (Director, Writer, Producer), Jean-Pierre Caner (Producer, Consulting Editor). Los Angeles, CA.

    A BAD IDEA GONE WRONG
    A comedy about two would-­be thieves who accidentally arm the alarm system and have to break out of the house they just broke into. When they discover an unexpected housesitter, they suddenly have to deal with a hostage situation, double crosses, and discoveries that make their difficult escape even more dubious. Jason Headley (Director, Writer), Tim Fender (Editor). San Francisco, CA.

    COLD NOVEMBER
    A 12-year-old girl being raised within a matriarchal household is taken through the right of passage of killing a deer for the first time. Expectations dissolve into chaos, and Florence finds herself alone, relying on instinct and training to follow through with her decisions and pull herself together while simultaneously living through the aftermath of a recent family trauma. Karl Jacob (Director, Writer, Producer), Pete Ohs (Editor). Hibbing, MN.

    DAYVEON
    Dayveon is a twelve-year-old boy who is coming to terms with the death of his older brother. Torn between a loving sister who has become his sole caretaker and the sense of camaraderie offered by his local gang, he’s forced to make decisions that threaten to rob him of his innocence. Amman Abbasi (Director, Writer, Producer), Steven Reneau (Writer, Producer). Little Rock, AR.

    HEARTLOCK
    A convict realizes his best shot at escaping is to master the art of “ducking,” a specialized form of prison manipulation in which an inmate befriends a flawed guard for the purposes of blackmail. He targets a tough-as-nails female guard with an underlying vulnerability. However, it doesn’t take long for his plan to hit a snag: he falls in love with her. Jon Kauffman (Director, Writer), Chris Cummings (Writer), Dominic Laperriere (Editor). New York, NY.

    JULIA BLUE
    Julia, a bright university student, is preparing for a life abroad when she meets English, a damaged soldier returning from the war zone in eastern Ukraine.  An unexpected romance sparks between the two, as Julia and English fall deeply for each other.  From metropolitan Kyiv to a remote Carpathian village, Julia and English must decide if they are ready to build a future together in a homeland that is slowly being torn apart.  Roxy Toporowych (Director, Writer), Nilou Safinya (Producer), Ben Kim (Editor). Brooklyn, NY.

    THE MISSING SUN
    After a solar flare powers down her remote community, Alma discovers her husband Terry comatose. Pursuing a series of bizarre clues, she soon believes Terry is astral traveling to reunite with his deceased ex-wife. Determined to bring him back, Alma seeks helps from Terry’s estranged, psychedelic son and from the leader of a new-age religion who believes the sun-storm may signal the end-times. Brennan Vance (Director, Writer, Producer, DP, Editor), James Christenson (Producer). Minneapolis, MN.

    POOR JANE
    Jane and Henry are in a loving marriage. Another man humiliates Henry at a Christmas party and Jane decides she no longer loves him. The following morning Jane tells Henry she’s going to Target, but instead checks into a hotel and stops answering her phone. Jane spends the holidays drinking, having impulsive encounters with men and contemplating whether or not she wants to remain married. Katie Orr (Director, Writer), Alex Orr (Producer), David Swinburne (Co-Producer). Atlanta, GA.

    SOLACE
    When her father dies, Sole, 17, numbs her emotions with food. She unwillingly lives with her estranged grandmother. Desperate to escape her grandmother’s controlling love and illicit relationship with the pastor, Sole enters a forbidden friendship with the rebellious teenage neighbors. Juggling these relationships spirals Sole out of control with food but it ultimately forces her to confront her pain. Tchaiko Omawale (Director, Writer, Producer), Eileen Cabling (Associate Producer), Amanda Griffin (Editor). Los Angeles, CA.

    UNTITLED HASIDIC FILM
    Given unprecedented access to New York's Orthodox Jewish community, the film is a story of faith and fatherhood - performed entirely in Yiddish. Joshua Z Weinstein (Director, Writer, Producer, DP), Daniel Finkelman (Producer), Danelle Eliav (Co-Producer), Royce Brown (Co-Producer). Brooklyn, NY.

     


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    The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced two events that will kick off the festival's satellite festivities in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Thursday, June 16. The receptions will mark the festival's new partnership with Wine Enthusiast Magazine. As part of the partnership, Wine Enthusiast Magazine will host the two events and will serve as an overall media sponsor for the festival.

     

    "As enthusiastic as we are about presenting the best showcase of independent film, we're equally enthusiastic about our new partnership with a magazine known for covering the top food and wine destinations in the world," said Christine Walker, Executive Director of PIFF and CEO of the Provincetown Film Society.

     

    "Wine Enthusiast has a long tradition of supporting the film industry and we are thrilled to be supporting PIFF," said Jay Spaleta, VP of Publishing at Wine Enthusiast Media. "Our readership loves the engagement that film festivals provide between their love of wine and culture. PIFF represents the blending of those two worlds in a very engaging atmosphere."

     

    The two kick-off events are:

     

    Wellfleet Opening Night Reception and Screening, presented by Wine Enthusiast MAGAZINE

    Thursday, June 16, 5:00pm at Chequessett Yacht & Country Club

    Take a trip southward and start the evening off with cocktails at the picturesque Chequessett Yacht & Country Club. Sample select wines brought to us by our friends at Wine Enthusiast Media before we move to Wellfleet Preservation Hall for the Wellfleet Opening Night screening of Remy Auberjonois' BLOOD STRIPE. This program was made possible by a grant from the Wellfleet Cultural Council, an agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

     

    Wine Enthusiast MAGAZINE presents Fireside with Filmmakers

    Thursday, June 16, 8:30pm at The Harbor Hotel

    The retro-fabulous Harbor Hotel throws this annual gathering, giving guests a chance to check out their sweet lounge and beautiful view. This year, Wine Enthusiast Media joins us to provide select wines for tasting. Once your movie thirst is quenched, then head outside to enjoy the glow of their amazing fire pit plus a wide array of drink options at the full service cash bar. Pull up a lounge chair and chat with visiting directors and festival folks as you enjoy the fine sea breezes coming off the ocean.

     

    The Provincetown International Film Festival runs from June 15-19, 2016. Festival passes are now on sale. Tickets go on sale to the public on May 23. For more information, visit www.ptownfilmfest.org.

     

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

     

    To make Provincetown - with its unique combination of art institutions, culture, history and natural beauty - the global destination for creative exploration in film.

     

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


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    Pictured: Bilal by Ayman Jamal Animation Day in Cannes opening film "Animation that Matters Accolade"
    Check these teasers and trailers from films featured at the Animation Day in Cannes - May 18 ... CLICK HERE & WATCH FOR FUN
     

    Animation that Matters and Inspires panel at the UAE Pavilion with Awards Ceremony

    5 pm - 5.45pm the UAE Pavilion Village International Riviera side N°136 Panel: Animation that Matters and Inspires Marie-Claude Beauchamp: President AQA, CEO Producer - CarpeDiem Film & TV, Ayman Jamal Director Producer from Barajoun Entertainment - Dubai Laurie Gordon Festival Director Montreal International Animation Film Festival  Yonathan Parienti CEO Horyou   5.45 pm - 6.00 pm Afternoon Launch Platform Launch...
     

    Accolades and Awards from Animation Day in Cannes

    Bilal  Ayman Jamal Best inspiring Movie Song of the Sea  Tomm Moore    Winner at European Film Awards Prize remitted by Marion Doeing and Jurgen Bissinger (EFA  Le Repas Dominical Céline Devaux Winner at Cesar and Clermont Ferrand   ...
     
     

    Presentations and WIP at Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries - May 18

    Bilal Making of the battle scene                Ayman Jamal presenting the epic battle scene     The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure         Varsha Bansal   APES (virtual reality project, 180º version)          George Snow    East End         &n...
     
     

    Opening Panel on VR at Animation Day in Cannes

    10.00 - 10.45 am Location: Salon La Renaissance  VR, Immersive Experiences, Dome, VR: what’s the financial model?   with Michel Reilhac, Melange VR expert, VR curator for Marché du Film Pavillon NEXT Laurie Gordon, Director of Montreal International Animation Film Festival (August 18 -21,  2016) Ana Serano, CFC X Media Lab & think tank George Snow VR Artist inroducing APES in Cannes   ...
     
     

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    East End - the film goes to Cannes

    The film tells the story of a group of children of the East End neighborhood in the outskirts of Rome, who wanted to watch for free the Lazio-Roma derby and hijack a military super secret satellite: Olimpico that the United States is using in the hunt for the most dangerous terrorist in the world, the notorious Al Zabir Muffat.  While the protagonists of world politics manage the strategic crisis caused by the disappearance of the satellite, children, oblivious to ever...
     
     

    Percept Picture Company (A Division of Percept Limited), brings strong line up of new Animation titles in Cannes

    FEVER (unreleased)   Genre: Thriller Fever, starring Gemma Atkinson, is an upcoming sensuous, suspense thriller entirely shot in Switzerland. An Indian film with high production values and stunning locales, it tells the story of an assassin who takes on the identity of a writer to escape the law. Gemma Atkinson (of Christiano Ranaldo fame) and Catarina Murino (of James Bond’s Casino Royale fame) are the two beautiful and mysterious women in his life intrigue.  This taut, ...
     
     

    Partners supporting Animation Day in Cannes

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    New Plympton's feature mockumentary HITLER’S FOLLY available for free on www.plymptoons.com

    Bill Plympton's Mockumentary HITLER'S FOLLY (To release digitally June 3)     As a special thank you to his loyal fans, Plympton will make film available for free streaming via his website: www.plymptoons.com PLYMPTOONS has announced the US release date of Bill Plympton’s new feature mockumentary HITLER’S FOLLY, a merciless satire in which Ado...
     

    It was a cocktail event to bring the industry together on the matter of using film to provoke ground breaking global action. By shining the light on world issues and telling the stories that are important to be heard, the reach of the film industry can be used as a powerful medium to create social change.   The Oscar winning documentary, ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,’ directed by Pakistani Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, is a brilliant example of this. It br...

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    Cannes, Iranian curtain call with Forushande (The Salesman)

    Alex Deleon <film festivals.com> The final Cannes competition film on closing night Sunday May 22 was the latest offering from the best known Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, whose tense family drama, "A Separation" won the foreign language Academy Award in 2014. His new film, "Forushande" (The Salesman, or "The Client" in French) presented here in the official Competition section, is an extreme shaggy dog story that is not going to inspire anything but...
     

    Best moments from Cannes 2016 captured on video

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    69th Festival de Cannes Awards

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    The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes, presided by George Miller, has revealed the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Laurent Lafitte welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The American actor, Mel Gibson, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 21 films in Competition. The French actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, received an ho...
     
     

    Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins hearts of jury and Cannes Palme d'Or

     
    Ken Loach's "I,Daniel Blake" at Cannes Courtesy of Festival de Cannes, used with permission I, Daniel Blake Moira Sullivan San Francisco Examiner May 23, 2016  Reprinted with permission   Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” won the highest honor at Cannes May 22– the Palme d’Or for the "69th Festival de Cannes". The decision was ...
     

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    The Awards of the 69th Festival De Cannes

    The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes, presided by George Miller, has revealed the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Laurent Lafitte welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The American actor, Mel Gibson, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 21 films in Competition. The French actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, received...
     
     

    Animation Day in Cannes: Wrap-up

    The second Animation Day in Cannes took place on May 18th at the Salon La Renaissance, the Palais des Festivals and the UAE pavilion at the Marche du film, putting for a second year animation on the map of Cannes screenings and events and generating audiences from the animation industry and beyond, along with animation cinephiles and festival professionals.    The two panel discussions, one on Virtual Reality and the impact that it has in the animation world of filmmaking a...
     

    French Sixties Landmark is a highlight of the Restored Classics Section at Cannes Dragées au Poivre

    The title of the film, which literally translates as "Sweets loaded with Pepper" suggests the trick that children would play on adults by handing them a delicious looking sweet bonbon which turns out to be bitter. When the French New Wave and so-called Cinema Verité movements were all the rage -- the  age of Beatle mania --when Godard and his followers thought they were so much more clever and creative than the older generation of French filmmakers, and stars like Jean-Pa...
     

     

    Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" Wins the Critics Prize in Cannes

    The Critics Jury in Cannes (France, May 11-22, 2016) presented three prizes: to a film in Competition; to a film in "Un Certain Regard"; and a third one for either the Critics Week or Directors' Fortnight. Prize, in Competition: "Toni Erdmann" by Maren Ade (Germany, 2016, 162 minutes). Motivation: "A film gorgeously crafted, made with a fresh and a sensitive approach, that captures the complex relationship between father and daughter and comments on the lunacy of ...
     

    The 2016 edition of the Marché du Film has closed with a record 11,900 registrations

    This marks a three percent increase on the 11,500 badge holders registered with the market arm of the Festival de Cannes in 2015, as well as a new attendance record for the world’s largest film industry gathering. There were significantly more Chinese badge holders this year (total 494 participants); with the number up 32 percent on 2015.There were also notable increases from Brazil which was up 39 percent (total 147 participants). Growth in numbers could also be seen across Asia and L...
     
     

     

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    World Premiere of Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin

    You are cordially invited to attend the world premiere of our film in Cannes May 17. An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy® Screening in Cannes May 17 1.30 PM Les Arcades 1 May 17  6pm Olympia 2 Kindly confirm : marketing@enoctherresplendent.com  Schedule your meeting in...
     

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    I Spy my Father by Laurie Gordon had sucessfull co production meeting in Cannes

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    MANHATTAN SHORT 2016 Calling For Entries 

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    Regular Deadline July 31st

    Over 250 Cinemas Across 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Film Festival.  MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival’s Official Call for entries. Deadline July 31, 2016.

    Filmmakers have until the end of July to get their films in if they wish to be part of the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival set to take place in over 250 cinemas spanning 6 continents between Sept 23-Oct 2, 2016. Over 100,000 film lovers will not only view the finalists but will judge them as well with votes being sent through to NYC where the winner will be announced on Oct 2, 2016.  Films must be 20 minutes under in length. – Click here to enter:

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    Urbanworld Film Festival September 21 - 25, 2016 


    May 27 Late Deadline

    Submissions for the 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, to be held September 21 - 25 2016 in NYC are OPEN!! The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, live staged screenplay readings, the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media, and Urbanworld Music, which highlights emerging talent in live performances during after party events. Go to urbanworld.org to submit today!

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    San Antonio Film Festival SAFILM  July 26 – 31, 2016


    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 features. SAFILM works with the top local hotels for special rates for our guests. 

     

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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


    May 15 Late deadline

    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 June 17, 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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    World Premiere of Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin

    You are cordially invited to attend the world premiere of our film in Cannes May 17. An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy® Screening in Cannes May 17 1.30 PM Les Arcades 1 May 17  6pm Olympia 2 Kindly confirm : marketing@enoctherresplendent.com  Schedule your meeting in...
     
     

     

     
     

    I Spy my Father by Laurie Gordon had sucessfull co production meeting in Cannes

    Discussing Strategy and toasting toi great creative ideas on animation treatment...with Avi Bohbot (Chaos Media) Laurie Gordon (Musivision Films) and Bruno Chatelin (Major Buzz Factory) I Spy My Father, a documentary film by Laurie Gordon, is a dialog from beyond between filmmaker researching her father to learn the truth about what she believes was his other life as a spy. Research is taking her to unknown territories, special ops, the UN knew Know - shhh secrets. Why what who where&hellip...
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    BILAL Premieres in Cannes and Annecy

    Starring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Ian McShane China Anne McClain Jacob Latimore Michael Gross Thomas Nicholas Mark Rolston Cynthia Kaye Fred Tatasciore

    Directed By: Khurram Alavi and Ayman Jamal 

    Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family - 105 minutes - United Arab Emirates, USA
     
    Release Date: Fall 2016
     

     

    Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin Premiering in Cannes

     

    World premiere of our film in Cannes May 17.

    An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy®

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    The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure by Kamal Bansal Written by Satyajit Ray
    Animaze Daze in Cannes Winner

    10 year old Mo & 13 year old Melody seek the help of their father’s dear friend, scientist & explorer Professor Shonku to find their missing father left earlier on a quest in search of the unicorn. En route they experience fantastical exploits & adventures that take them into opulent depths of the Himalayas, which are aided by a trail of clues.

    Feature film: 01:28:00
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    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.

     

    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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    Provincetown International Film Festival Announces Opening Night Receptions in Wellfleet and New Partnership with Wine Enthusia

     
    The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced two events that will kick off the festival's satellite festivities in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Thursday, June 16. The receptions will mark the festival's new partnership with Wine Enthusiast Magazine. As part of the partnership, Wine Enthusiast Magazine will host the two events and will serve as an overall media sponsor for the festival.   "As enthusiastic as we are about presenting the best showcase of independ...
     
     

    IFP Announces Narrative Selections For The 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs

     
    The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the ten narratives selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors. The creative teams of the selected films are currently attending the first week’s sessions – The Time Warner Foundation Completion Labs – taking place May 23-27th in New York City.   The IFP Narrative Filmmaker Labs are the only labs that support first-time feature directors with pr...
     
     

     

    New York: Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Innovations

    As in past editions the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival continues to expand traditional film festival limits to embrace new areas as eagerly anticipated by its audience. Before the Berlin Film Festival incorporated innovative television in its program schedule several years ago, Tribeca had already shown in 2004 the last episode of the hit show Friends. This year it presented 16 television programs, ‘The Best of the Small Screen on the Big Screen’ incorporating series finales of HBO&rsq...

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    Ayman Jamal records an Interview on Ecran Total

    Ayman Jamal talks to camera of EICAR - Ecran Total during Cannes: describing his ambitions on Bilal and future projects. ...
     

    Presentations and WIP at Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries - May 18

    Bilal Making of the battle scene  Ayman Jamal presenting the epic battle scene  The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure         Varsha Bansal   APES (virtual reality project, 180º version)   George Snow  East End...
     

    10 Women Filmmakers to Watch at the Sydney Film Festival June 8 - 19 2016

    European Cinema: MAKING WAVES DOWN UNDER WILD by Nicolette Krebitz (Germany) European Film Promotion has launched a new initiative. For the first time, EFP, the Sydney Film Festival and Variety have joined forces to initiate European Cinema: 10 Women Filmmakers to Watch presenting ten exceptional European women storytellers. All films come fresh from their premieres at A-list festivals around the globe, some of them having been in co...
     
     

    Video capture of Baher Presentation in Cannes

    Actress Mahtab Keramati and Director of her New Film Hassan Akhondpour - Baher Her Mind ...
     
     

    Opening Panel on VR at Animation Day in Cannes

    10.00 - 10.45 am Location: Salon La Renaissance  VR, Immersive Experiences, Dome, VR: what’s the financial model?   with Michel Reilhac, Melange VR expert, VR curator for Marché du Film Pavillon NEXT Laurie Gordon, Director of Montreal International Animation Film Festival (August 18 -21,  2016) Ana Serano, CFC X Media Lab & think tank George Snow VR Artist inroducing APES in Cannes   ...
     

    Martin Petrov Director of World of Fests Glasgow Film Festival

    Martin is a coordinator at Animation Day in Cannes since the first edition. ...
     
     

    BARAJOUN Entertainment's Ayman Jamal Animated Encounters with Industry

    Ayman Jamal with Jonathan Wolf who runs AFM Ayman Speaking at the prestigious Film Finance Forum May 13 A few movie tickets...Red Carpet magic for Ayman Jamal Reginald de Guillebon, publisher of Film Français talking animation business at La Potinière hotspot for the magazine for the past 30 years? At least that is how many times I have seen Film Français in Cannes. Michel Abouchahla, publisher of Ecran Total, Ayman Jamal...
     
     

    The team behind the presentation of Bilal in Cannes

    Great team, and a special Bravo to the very talented Florian Parisot who shot, filmed, and wore the Riders's costume:  true one man band!   ...
     
     

    Consensus New York 2016 Photos

     
    By Maria Esteves – May 18, 2016 The 2nd Annual Blockchain Technology Summit (Consensus NY 2016) commenced May 2-4, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Presented by CoinDesk in collaboration with Digital Currency Group, Consensus is an annual global conference where industry leaders from financial services, government, healthcare and supply chain management converge on the new Internet layer called Blockchain technology (decentralized database) and the world of digital currency. This yea...
     
     

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    Conclusion and Award Winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

    Films Painting a Portrait of our World   Stuttgart, May 1, 2016 – The 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) ended with an awards ceremony on Sunday. This year, the programme has been even more extensive than in previous years, And while the number of festival partners has increased, the festival has remained true to its initial concept: to present a multifaceted programme of top-class animated films to guests from the international animation industry – and, ab...
     
     
     

    ACISE-LA announces 2016 Golden Maple Awards nominees

    The Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment - Los Angeles (ACISE-LA) has officially announced the list of nominees for the 2016 Golden Maple Awards in the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress and Newcomer of the Year, in a TV Series Broadcasted in the US. Nominees are Canadian talent in TV series broadcasted in the US between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016.   The nomination committee for the GMA was composed of ACISE-LA members. All members of ACISE-LA will be voting to el...
     
     

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    Le temps à Cannes sera beau, chaud, ensoleillé et très glamour pour le 69ème festival

     
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    Septième édition du Gala des PRIX NUMIX Le rendez-vous de l’année pour les créateurs du numérique du Québec

     
    La soirée des PRIX NUMIX 2016 s’est déroulée au Monument-National devant un parterre composé des principaux acteurs de l'industrie des médias numériques du Québec. Le Gala a été animé par l’humoriste Yannick de Martino, qui a su transporter joyeusement son public avec l’humour et le sarcasme qu’on lui connait dans «le monde merveilleux du numérique». Le GRAND PRIX NUMIX 2016 du Fonds des médias du Canada a été décerné cette...
     
     

    La Leçon de cinéma de William Friedkin à Cannes

     
    William Friedkin © Pat York   La Leçon de Cinéma du 69e Festival de Cannes sera donnée par le cinéaste américain William Friedkin. Après Martin Scorsese, Nanni Moretti, Wong Kar-wai, Quentin Tarantino, Marco Bellocchio ou encore Philip Kaufman et Jacques Audiard, il sera sur la scène de la salle Buñuel du Palais des Festivals pour dialoguer avec le public dans une rencontre animée par le critique Michel Ciment. ...
     

     

     

     
     

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    New Plympton's feature mockumentary HITLER’S FOLLY available for free on www.plymptoons.com

    Bill Plympton's Mockumentary HITLER'S FOLLY (To release digitally June 3)     As a special thank you to his loyal fans, Plympton will make film available for free streaming via his website: www.plymptoons.com PLYMPTOONS has announced the US release date of Bill Plympton’s new feature mockumentary HITLER’S FOLLY, a merciless satire in which Ado...
     

    Parallel to our Animation that Matters Panel HP held a Cocktail reception Celebrating Stories that Change the World

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    The 5th Finnish Film Affair will be organised on Sept 20-22 as part of the Helsinki IFF. This year's edition will introduce brand new venues as guests will be accommodated in the recently renovated Radisson Blu Plaza. The Works in Progress showcase and Industry panel will be organized in Kinopalatsi, one of the Finnkino's main multiplexes in Helsinki, located across the street from the hotel. The sauna and dinner party will be organized in Löyly - a brand new high-end sauna located by the sea, whose founders include Vikings actor Jasper Pääkkönen. The upgrade is completed with an airline partnership with the distinguished Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

     

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    The focus of this year's industry panel will be on stories and concepts that sell. The panel will be moderated by industry veteran Adam Leipzig and the panelists include Mike Goodridge, the CEO of Protagonist Pictures, Mike Runagall, the Managing Director of Altitude Film Sales and Claudia Lewis, former VP of production at Fox Searchlight. The Finnish representative in the panel is talent agent Laura Munsterhjelm.

     
     
     

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  • 05/27/16--10:20: 18 - 30 May in Afula, Israel
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    More than 1000 authors from 70 countries submitted their works to the festival.

    Many thanks to all! All officially selected projects are available on the festival website http://nnfestival.tk


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    Manhattan Short September 23 to October 2, 2016

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    Join us September 23 to October 2, 2016 when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in Cinemas, Museums and Universities for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalist's Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

    MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to all fifty states of the United States and beyond -- 
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    Urbanworld Film Festival September 21 - 25, 2016 

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    Urbanworld Film Festival submissions for the 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival are open. The festival will be held September 21 - 25, 2016 in NYC. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, live staged screenplay readings, the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media, and Urbanworld Music, which highlights emerging talent in live performances during after party events.

    The Urbanworld Film Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that endeavors to consistently manifest its mission of redefining and advancing the presence and impact of the multicultural community in cinema and cross-platform media.

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    Over $15,000 in Cash Prizes to be awarded to filmmakers!

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    The Fan Boy Film Festival is an interactive online film festival that connects filmmakers with fans and other filmmakers.

    Fan Boy Film Festival accepts features, documentaries, shorts, student films, web series, trailers, music videos and original trailers in the following genres: science fiction, drama, comedy, fantasy, horror, action, animation, superhero, fan film, fandom related genres and many more.

    The founders of the Fan Boy Film Festival are progressive thinkers who understand the filmmaker mindset.  Their goal is to streamline the festival experience for both filmmakers and fans.

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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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    Films from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Switzerland winning the Yellow Einstein Award of the 6th International Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro’s 6th International Uranium Film Festival awarded  films from 8 countries: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Six films received the Yellow Einstein Award and 4 films the festival’s Special Recognition. In total the festival screened in the cinematheque of Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum (MAM) 49 films from all over the world about atomic power, uranium, nuclear security and radioactive risks. 13 filmmakers and producers were present in Rio. The best and most important films were awarded by the festival’s international jury.

    „Since the beginning of time radiation is part of human mankind. There is natural radiation coming from space and from the rocks under our feet. And because of the discovering and use of the powerful element uranium we have in addition the „man-made“ radiation coming from the contamination of our planet - for example - through mining and by more than 2000 atomic bombs that were blown up in the Atmosphere just by the five A-Bomb states USA, Russia, France, United Kingdom and China“, says festival director Norbert G. Suchanek. 

    Radioactivity is invisible, has no smell no taste.  „It’s a huge challenge to film something that you cannot see, but something that still can hurt or even kill you“, says Suchanek.  „For that the making of nuclear films is sometimes a risky business. And the Uranium Film Festival has the duty to honor and to award these filmmakers and their work.“

    The Uranium Film Festival trophy  is a piece of art produced by Brazilian waste-material-artist Getúlio Damado, who lives and works in the famous artist quarter Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro where the first International Uranium Film Festival was held in May 2011. Getúlio creates the Uranium Film Festival Award from waste material, that he finds in the streets of Santa Teresa. He uses also old watches to remember the first atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima. Watches in Hiroshima stopped exactly at 8:15 in the morning when the A-bomb exploded on August 6th, 1945. „For the last six years our Award had the nickname Yellow Oscar. But this year in April the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood prohibited us the use of the name Oscar. For that we had to find a new name. For that from now on the Uranium Film Festival Award is called the Yellow Einstein“, explains festival director Norbert G. Suchanek

    YELLOW EINSTEIN AWARD

    BEST DOCUDRAMA

    THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD(link is external)

    Denmark, 2014,  Director Peter Anthony, Producer Jakob Staberg, Statement Film, Co-production: WG Film, Doc-Fiction with Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, Stanislav Petrov, Sergey Shnyryov, u.a., Docudrama, 105 min. www.themanwhosavedtheworldmovie.com(link is external)

    1983. The Cold War is seconds from exploding. The world holds its breath as the superpowers USA and Russia are arming themselves against each other with thousands of nuclear missiles. On the 26th of September, Russian radars intercept five nuclear missiles on their way to Russia. Stanislav Petrov is commander-in-chief. The decision that would start World War III rests on his shoulders. Should Russia fire nuclear missiles at the United States in defence? 'The Man Who Saved the World' is an epic Cold War thriller that sends shivers down your spine, while also being a gripping story about the man who actually saved the world, and his struggle to get his life back on track before it is too late.   “I often get the chance to play a hero. But Stanislav is a true real-life hero.” Kevin Costner 

    BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES

    URANIUM – TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL(link is external)

    Australia, 2015, Director Wain Fimeri, Producer Sonya Pemberton and Genepool Productions for SBS Australia, PBS America & ZDF/Arte. Documentary in 3 parts, 51 min each.  www.genepoolproductions.com(link is external)

    The untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth. Legends say there’s a world beneath this one where a dragon lies sleeping. They say be careful how you wake the dragon. The year 2015 marks the seventieth anniversary of the most profound change in the history of human enterprise on Earth: the unleashing of the elemental force within uranium, the explosion of an atomic bomb, the unleashing of the dragon. Come on an epic journey with physicist and YouTube phenomenon Dr Derek Muller to discover the untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth. Love it or loathe it, whatever your views on uranium, this series will challenge them.

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

    FUKUSHIMA: A NUCLEAR STORY(link is external)

    Italy, 2015, Director Matteo Gagliard, Production Christine Reinhold, Teatro Primo Studio – Film Beyond. Documentary, 84 min, http://www.nuclearstory.com/(link is external)

    A powerful documentary – shot from March 11th, 2011 through March 2015 – that sheds some light on what really happened at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the 2011 earthquake and the tsunami that followed. An exclusive journey of four years inside the triple tragedy which hit Japan on March 11, 2011, following Italian Sky News reporter Pio d’Emilia who has lived in Japan for more than thirty years. 

    BEST BRAZILIAN SHORT FICTION

    DEVIL’S WORK(link is external)

    Brazil/USA, 2015, Director Miguel Silveira, Producer J.Charles Banks, Scott Riehs, Hugo Kenzo, Dp John Wakayama Carey, Missy Hernandez. Fiction, 19 min,  

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    A troubled 14-years-old boy grows increasingly isolated as he obsesses over the circumstances surrounding his father death his descent puts him on a dismal and potentially violent course that will lead to major truths and even greater questions. His father was a Soldier at the Golf War. He died because he was contaminated with Depleted Uranium.  

    "The first ever made Brazilian/US movie about the use of Depleted Uranium Weapons."

    BEST ANIMATED FILM 

    LUCENS(link is external)

    Switzerland, 2015, Director Marcel Barelli, Producer Nicolas Burlet, Nadasdy film, Coproduced by RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera. Animation, 7 min.http://lucensfilm.blogspot.com.br(link is external) - Trailer: 

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    The story of the first nuclear power plant 100 per cent in Switzerland ... but also the last. 

    BEST SHORT FICTION 

    GRAFFITI(link is external)

    Spain, 2015, Director Lluis Quilez, Producer Lluis Quilez, Ester Velasco, Cristian Guijarro. Fiction, 30 min, www.graffitishortfilm.com(link is external)

    An apocalyptic world. A devastated city. One last survivor. Edgar has learned to survive on his own avoiding contaminated areas by the "incident" that destroyed life as we knew it. But Edgar's routine is suddenly disrupted by the discovery of a wall with a graffiti by his bed. Just one word reveals the presence of another survivor: „Anna."

     

    SPECIAL RECOGNITION

    AWARE(link is external)

    The Netherlands, 2014, Director and Producer Tineke van Veen, Documentary, 14 min, http://www.tinekevanveen.nl(link is external)
     
    The film-installation elaborates on the cleaning of the landscape, people who clean the landscape and the landscape itself. Landscape conceived as a space, both natural and cultivated, dynamic and cultural, an environment in which we “stay”, move, develop and exist, where social- and power relations play an important role. Landscape as a reflection, as a form of exchange and identification. How do we relate to this traumatized landscape? The evacuees are not only confronted with loss of their native soil, there is also the problem of no return because of nuclear radiation. These effects are much more severe, if not unsolvable. Both areas, hit by the tsunami and the devastated Daiichi power plant, has to be cleaned. The interviews deal with the persons who clean these areas, voluntary or paid, his motivation and his traumatic relationship with the affected and ruined landscape. The Japanese cultivated landscape has a centuries-old tradition and a special relationship with its residents. Old Japanese gardens are slowly overgrown by new nature. Meanwhile residents will be given permission to return to the ‘clean’ landscape.

    BEHIND THE URALS – THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHERNOBYL(link is external)

    Italy, 2015, Director Alessandro Tesei, Photography Pierpaolo Mittica, Production Mondo in Cammino Productions. Documentary, 64 min.http://www.alessandrotesei.com(link is external)

    More than 60 years have passed since the Nuclear Power Plant of Mayak, in the pre Siberian Russia, behind the Urals, began his work of massive contamination in the area. Three catastrophic accidents have taken place from 1949 to 1967, without anyone's knowledge.The unsuspecting inhabitants have been studied for decades and used as laboratory animals, in order to obtain data about radioactive irradiation. 

    Broken Arrow. Nuclear Accident in Palomares (Operación Flecha Rota. Accidente Nuclear en Palomares)(link is external)

    Spain, 2007, Director Jose Herrera Plaza, Production Antonio Sánchez Picón. Documentary, 96 min.http://palomaresmemoria.blogspot.es/tags/operacion-flecha-rota/(link is external)

    Cold War. In January 1966 two American airplanes collided over Palomares (Almería-Spain) and as a consequence, four H-bombs fell to hearth. Two of them explode their conventional charge and due to the strong wind radioactive material is scattered over the region. An intensive search is started to find the fourth bomb...  Director's statement: „2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the nuclear accident in Palomares (Almeria, Spain). For half a century, 1500 human beings have lived misled surrounded by several kgs of plutonium scattered by wind and rain in the Mediterranean and around. This is the story of a lie born during the Cold War, the Franco dictatorship and the genesis of the nuclear industry in Spain. A still alive, open story, in demand for a final solution. " 

    RANGA YOGESHWAR IN FUKUSHIMA. JAPAN’S FIGHT AGAINST RADIOACTIVITY(link is external)

    Germany, 2014, Directors: Reinhart  Brüning, Ranga Yogeshwar, Thomas Hallet, Wolfgang Lemme, Production WDR, Documentary,  43 min.http://www.reportage.wdr.de/Fukushima (link is external)

    In this documentary a WDR-television crew and science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar gains access to the area of the atomic plant Fukushima Daiichi and got the opportunity to take samples of radiation and to shoot a film for a couple of hours in this polluted area. Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar has gained extensive access to Japan's battered Fukushima power plant. He speaks to DW about exploring radiation-contaminated zones, and how the cleanup has progressed so far. 

    FILMMAKERS PRESENT IN RIO

    Alessandro Tesei, José Herrera Plaza, Marcus Schwenzel, Miguel Silveira, Missy Hernandez, Peter Anthony, Petrus Pires, Rainer Ludwigs, Reinhart Brüning, Roberto Fernández, Tetyana Cherniavska, Tineke van Veen, Wain Fimeri.

    ABOUT THE FESTIVAL 

    About one year before the Fukushima reactor exploded, the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) was founded in 2010 in Santa Teresa, the famous artist quarter in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.  It is the first festival of its kind that addresses all nuclear and radioactive issues. The aim is to inform about nuclear power, uranium mining, nuclear weapons and the risks of radioactivity. Independent documentaries and movies are the best tool to bring that information to a diverse international public. And a festival is the best way to bring the films to the people! The horror of atomic bombs and those who suffered from them, and nuclear accidents like Three Mile Island and Chernobyl should never be forgotten - nor repeated. Then the nuclear accident in Fukushima happened just two months before the first edition of the International Uranium Film Festival in May 2011 in Rio de Janeiro.

    Uranium mining, fracking, nuclear accidents, atomic bomb factories, nuclear waste:  No matter if you are in favour or against the use of nuclear power, all people should be informed about the risks. The International Uranium Film Festivals creates a neutral space to throw light on all nuclear issues. It stimulates new productions, supports "nuclear" filmmaking and the discussion about the nuclear question in Brazil and worldwide. 

    FESTIVAL JURY 2016

    Alphonse Kelecom - Professor for radio-biologogy at the Instituto de Geociências of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was born in Belgium and is living in Rio de Janeiro.
    Leo Ribeiro - He is award winning Filmmaker & Professor for animated film, born in Minas Gerais, living in Rio de Janeiro.http://leoribeiroanima.blogspot.com(link is external)
    Damacio Lopez - Founder of the International Depleted Uranium Study Team, USA, New Mexico.
    Hernani Heffner - Curador Adjunto e Conservador-Chefe da Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Professor for Cinema at the University PUC-Rio.
    João Luiz Leocádio - Nuclear Engineer and Professor of the Department of Cinema & Video at the Federal Fluminense University (UFF) in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
    Uwe Bünker - Director of the Casting Agency"www.buenker-casting.de(link is external)" in Berlin, Germany


    FESTIVAL DIRECTORS

    Marcia Gomes de Oliveira - Executive Director, Social Scientist, Documentary Filmmaker, born in Rio de Janeiro.
    Norbert G. Suchanek - General Director, Germany, Journalist, Author, Filmmaker and Correspondent in Rio de Janeiro
     

    FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS  2016

    The festival thanks our longterm local partners & supporters Modern Art Museum Cinematheque, Armazém São Thiago, Esquina de Santa, Bar do Mineiro, Cachaça Magnífica and also Caffè Teichner and Villa Laurinda. Special thanks to the supporters Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Brazil, Goethe Institut Rio de Janeiro, the Suiss Consulate in Rio and FAETEC.

    The Uranium Film Festival is only made possible with financial support from individual donors and sponsors. The legal organizer of the Festival is the non-profit arts and cultural organization  “Arquivo Amarelo“, based in Rio de Janeiro and registered as Brazilian charity.

    We welcome any contribution. Thank you!
    Donation via Bank transfer to
    Name: Arquivo Amarelo  /  CNPJ 14.798.860/0001-27
    Bank: Banco Bradesco / Agência Fátima - RJ / Brazil
    SWIFT: BBDEBRSPRJO
    IBAN BR36 6074 6948 0280 3000 0120 600C 1

     

    FESTIVAL OFFICE AND FILM ENTRY ADDRESS
    International Uranium Film Festival
    Rua Monte Alegre 356 / 301
    Santa Teresa /  Rio de Janeiro / RJ
    CEP 20240-190   /  Brazil

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    SIFFX is a brand-new four-day festival within the Seattle International Film Festival showcasing the most current and creative thinking in virtual reality/VR, augmented reality/AR and 360°immersion.
    Opening Night will feature a 360º presentation of films by RYOT at the Pacific Science Center Laser Dome!

    June 2 · 7:00pm · Pacific Science Center Laser Dome

    Join us at 6:00pm on the Red Carpet, and stay for the after party with DJ Darek Mazzone, a 360º Photo Booth, and DIY video projection.

     

    See the Full SIFFX Program!

     

     

     

     

     

    Spa Night

    Director Andrew Ahn Scheduled to Attend
    A young Korean-American (Joe Seo, in a Sundance-winning breakthrough performance) discovers his burgeoning sexual desires amid the steamy underground world of gay hookups when he takes a job at a spa in Los Angeles' Koreatown.

    June 2 · 9:30pm · Shoreline Community College
    June 3 · 7:00pm · AMC Pacific Place 11

     

     

     

    Tower

    Director Keith Maitland and Cinematographer Sarah Wilson Scheduled to Attend
    Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Award at SXSW, this suspenseful documentary shrewdly animates several eyewitness accounts to provide a moment-by-moment chronicle of the 1966 massacre at the University of Texas, America's first mass school shooting.

    June 2 · 6:30pm · SIFF Cinema Uptown
    June 3 · 4:00pm · AMC Pacific Place 11

     

     

     

     The Austin City Limits Story (Trailer)

    A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story

    Director Keith Maitland and Cinematographer Sarah Wilson Scheduled to Attend
    Take a sweet-sounding peek behind the music of the PBS series "Austin City Limits," the longest-running music show in television history, which has featured many of the greatest musicians of our time—from Willie Nelson to Radiohead, Ray Charles to Alabama Shakes.

    June 2 · 9:00pm · SIFF Cinema Uptown
    June 4 · 3:00pm · SIFF Cinema Uptown

     

     

     

    SIFFX PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    Keynote Speaker: Nonny de la Peña
    June 4 · 6:30pm 
    Journalist Nonny de la Peña, known as the Godmother of Virtual Reality, will share her decades of experience exploring the potential of VR.

     

    360º Northwest
    June 3 · 5:00pm
    From first-time efforts to high-end productions, see how Seattle artists are exploring moving images in 360 degrees.

    Conversation with Tom Furness
    June 4 · 2:00pm
    Join us for what promises to be a back-to-the-future conversation with the Grandfather of VR Tom Furness.
     

     

    X-Galleries
    June 3 - 5
    Try on the headset for your own VR/AR experience at three locations. Featuring a Nonny de la Pena Retrospective and interactive work from virtual artists around the globe. 

     
     

     

    HOT LIST · SELLING FAST!

     

    June 1 · BANG! The Bert Berns Story
    June 1 & 2 · The Sound of Trees 
    June 1 & 2 · Cameraperson
    June 2 · Finding October

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     


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    La Pazza Gioia Opening Night
    PREMIERE

    The Festival will open on 17th June at Flagey with the marvellous Italian comedy La Pazza Gioia directed by Paolo Virzi in the presence of its star Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

    Among others, two of our guests of honour will be present at the opening night. The great german director Volker Schlöndorff and the iconic french stand-up comedian Guy Bedos.

    The film screening will be followed by a cocktail and one of Brussels famous LOVE parties.

    FR 17.06 - 20.00 - OPENING night - FLAGEY 4
    (10€)

    INFO - RESERV. T+ 32(0)2 641 10 20 - TICKETS HERE - 10€

    Beatrice, pathological liar and bipolar, radiant and fragile, embarks Donatella, a young vivid and introverted woman into a road movie under the Tuscany sunshine, in search of freedom and especially love. This chaotic journey of two women is led by the fabulous interpretation of two actresses that take us from laughter to tears with a disconcerting lightness and beauty. Virzi, at his best, manages one of the best Italian films of the last 5 years. Do not miss this master piece.

    The screening of the film will be followed by a drink offered by Filliers. Afterwards you can dance until the early hours during a Soirée Love. 

     

     

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    L'effet aquatique
    Closing Night
    PREMIERE

    Solveig Anspach, was discovered with HAUT LES COEURS at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. Almost 20 years later, the Icelandic filmmaker was caught up by disease and has left us leaving behind a light posthumous work, full of life, humor and love. We will close the Festival this year with L'EFFET AQUATIQUE, the gem that was welcomed by a standing ovation at the last Cannes Film Festival.

    FR 24.06 - 20.00 - Studio 4

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    The film tells with great happiness the meeting between Samir, a forty year old crane operator in Montreuil, falling madly in love with Agathe. As she is a swimming teacher, he decides to approach her by taking swimming lessons although he can swim perfectly fine. But the lie does not last three days - and Agathe hates liars! Nonethless he is ready to do everything to win back his beloved. Aquatic Effect won the SACD Prize Fortnight 2016.

     

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    The Paradise Suite
    Opening Night

    Selected by the Netherlands to compete for the Oscar for best foreign language film, The Paradise Suite opened the prestigious Toronto Film Festival. The film tells the story of six very different characters in the Amsterdam suburbs. An ensemble film superbly staged and imaged by Joost van Ginkel, who paints a critical picture of Europe today where each character personifies one of the existing stereotypes in the collective unconscious. For his second feature, the Dutch filmmaker offers us a masterpiece.

    VE 17.06 - 20:30 - Studio 4

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    The 56th edition of Krakow Film Festival, one of the oldest and the most recognisable events dedicated to documentary, animated and short films, has started on 29th May. During 8 days of the festival, the viewers will have a chance to watch, in 4 competitions and 12 non-competing sections, over 250 films from Poland and around the world, the majority of which will be shown in Poland for the first time.

     

    In four competitions, 114 films will vie for the recognition of the jury and the audience. The best productions from all corners of the globe will participate in the International Documentary Film Competition, International Short Film Competition, Music Documentary Film Competition DocFilmMusic and in the National Competition.

     

    The opening ceremony of the Festival was honoured with the world première of the documentary film "21 x New York City" by Piotr Stasik. It is an intimate portrait of the city and its inhabitants, a remarkable story about loneliness accompanying people living in the Western society of the 21st century. The film takes part in the international documentary film competition and national competition.

     

    This year, the special guest at the Festival is Swedish cinematography - within the section "Focus on Sweden," the latest documentary and short films will be shown. The section was inaugurated on Monday, May 30 by the screening of the film"The Swedish Theory of Love" with the participation of the author - the well-known, uncompromising director Erik Gandini. The documentary film is an attempt to confront the stereotypical, extremely idealistic perception of Sweden (and the Nordic countries in general) as the land of happiness.

     

    One of the most interesting events of the first days of the Festival is undoubtedly the screening of the monumental work by Sergey Miroshnichenko"Rings of the World," opening this year's series "Olympic Games in the eyes of the masters". The Olympic Games in Sochi are the most expensive Olympic event in history, which was meant to show the power of Putin's Russia by their scale. Splendour also flows from the film, showing the meticulous preparations, beautiful landscapes and spectacular, breath-taking shots of sport disciplines. However, the Olympic athletes shine brighter against this background - dreaming about medals, overcoming their fears and weaknesses, raising the spirit of sports above social and political divisions.

     

    This year's Dragon of Dragons award, for the contribution to the international documentary cinema, goes to Marcel Łoziński, an eminent director, documentary filmmaker and educator, one of the best known Polish filmmakers, the winner of countless film festivals and many prestigious awards. The official presentation of the award is held on May 31, Tuesday. The ceremony will be accompanied by the screening of three unique films by the artist: the 1994 Academy Award nominee "89 mm from Europe," 2009 award-winner at Krakow Film Festival "Poste Restante," and "Anything Can Happen," which was chosen the best Polish documentary film of the century this year.

     

    Traditionally, there are also screenings of films awarded at the partner festivals ("Festival Award Winners"), Polish documentary, animated and short films, directed both by young filmmakers and by acclaimed directors ("Panorama of the Polish Film"), the review of short films nominated for the European Film Award in 2015 ("Short Matters!"), screenings for children and teenagers (Kids & Youth), the most famous documentary films of the last year from the most diverse corners of the world ("World Stories"), films made in European countries ("Somewhere in Europe") and documentary dedicated to science and scientists (“Docs+Science”). In the open-air cinema Kino pod Wawelem, five documentary and feature films under the banner of "Beatlemania" will be shown. The other highlights of the programme are Krzysztof Kieślowski retrospective, held to honour the 20th anniversary of the artist's death, and a review of films dedicated to Andrzej Wajda, on the occasion of the master's 90th birthday.

     

    Film professionals are invited to participate in the Industry Zone, a series of events dedicated to filmmakers. The pillar of the Industry Zone is Krakow Film Market – a digital video library, containing about 250 documentary, short and animated films, including the festival's competition films and sections prepared by the partners. One of the highlights is DOC LAB POLAND featuring workshops for directors and producers of Polish documentary films. DOC LAB POLAND includes two pitching sessions: DOCS TO START (Polish projects in development) and DOCS TO GO! (Polish documentaries in post-production/editing-stage). There are also presentations, master classes, networking events and the industry conference with Swedish filmmakers planned.

    This year, Krakow Film Festival will host about 850 Polish and international visitors: directors, producers, festival representatives and over 25 000 viewers are expected.

    56th Krakow Film Festival is held from May 29 to June 5, 2016.

    Detailed programme and the tickets available on: www.krakowfilmfestival.pl


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    During the 1st and 5th of June at the 12th international film festival Kino Otok – Isola Cinema, we’ll be looking into stories whose motor is movement in itself. By experiencing stories of migrations pushed aside – geographical or intimate – individuals, people like us, will unfold from the anonymous masses. For five early summer days, Isola will once again become a film and social venue with a programme of films screening on Manzioli square and other locations.

    With festival guests from Africa to Europe

    On the 2nd of June critically acclaimed director Yared Zeleke will present Lamb, the first Ethiopian film to be displayed in Cannes last year, to Isola’s public on Manzioli’s square. The tale of an honest relationship between an animal and a child on Ethiopian’s mountain pastures brings a vision of a different, social, not economic modernisation. Two film stories of Kino Otok – Isola Cinema’s old acquaintances tell the story of African refugees in Europe. Marko Grba Singh’sAbdul & Hamza is a film about two Somalian’s migrants from Africa at the far east of Serbia. Logbook_Serbistan is a doku-drama by the island’s returnee Želimir Žilnik. In it refugees from ruined African, Near and Middle East areas reconstruct frightening and moving scenes from their exodus. Peter Schreiner, another festival guest, talks about the consequences of the refugee crisis through the meeting of a Somalian named Zakarie, who is on the run from the civil war, and an elderly Italian lady Guilia in Lampedusa.

    We are also observing European crisis and the identities connected to them. In Eloy Domínguez Serén’s film No cow on the ice, a young Galician filmmaker runs to Sweden because he hasn’t got a job in Spain. Bosnian director Vladimir Tomić spent the year of 1992 in a Copenhagen’s floating hotel where thousands refugees from Bosnia and Hercegovina were stationed. In his film Flotel Europa which will be screened on Manzioli’s square, he will use homemade VHS footage to move us a quarter of a century back in time to the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia and the Bosnian war.

    Forward in the past with archive footage

     Documentary maker Alina Marazzi tells the touching story of her late mother with the help of footage her grandfather collected in For One More Hour. Debut guest in Slovenia, the author takes us back in time to the Italian sexual revolution and feminism of the 60’s and 70’s in her film We Want Roses Too.  With the author’s contribution to the omnibus 14 reels, a collective experiment which is also featuring Slovenian direct Davorin Marc, we will be intimately travelling through the city as a film figure and starting point for future thinking.

    The ocean will also be on the screen

    The sea will also be connecting us to the screen in seaside cinema theatres – we will be watching the fishermen’s’ journey and their determination to preserve their freedom in Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel’s film Fish tail. Director Pinto will also be presented with his self-portrait What now? Remind me, which looks at the world beyond his own mortality after living with HIV for two decades, and his debut feature film Tall stories which tells the story of a growing twelve-year-old boy Miguel, and also talks about unconventional friendships and rising sexuality. However, this film will be a part of Otok In Ljubljana. Dawn will be joining us from the Baltic sea, a tragicomedy on Latvian kolkhoz which is a film based on Eisenstein’s unrealised film project and made by the festival guest Laila Pakalnina.

    The entire film and accompanying programme of the 12th international film festival Kino Otok – Isola Cinema is available on the festival’s web site


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    Thank you everyone who contributed to the success of the 19th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival!

    In addition to welcoming over 2,500 audience members for films and special events, the festival also welcomed over 50 guests from many corners of Texas, the United States, and Latin America. The CLAIFF19 program selections included a total of 38 feature films, 61 short films, and 16 music videos; these selections represented 24 countries' participation in the production or co-production of the projects, including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela.

    The five-day festival concluded on Sunday, May 8th with the closing night celebration and announcements of awards. The festival granted Jury and Audience Awards in nine categories, including the annual Hecho en Tejas competition, and the Emergencia Youth Film competition. For the second consecutive year, the festival featured a Best Music Video category, eligible for an Audience Award.

    Browse the Award Winners

    We look forward to seeing you at upcoming Cine Las Americas events - keep an eye on our website and newsletters for news and information!

     

     

     

     

    Austin Film Festival presents:

     El Jeremías (Jeremy)

     

    Mexico, 2015, Comedy/Drama, 95 min
    Spanish with English subtitles

    El Jeremías
    tells the story of a precociously bright 8-year-old boy, ostracized by his peers and labeled a misfit for his intellectual and often pedantic tendencies. Cine Las Americas is proud to co-present this film and also be a community partner of the 2016 Austin Film Festival. Please join us for this special screening!

     

    Monday, June 13th, 2016, 7:00pm

    Alamo Drafthouse Village

    2700 West Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78757

     

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    Blanton Museum of Art presents: La Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow)

     

    Free and open to the public!

    Spain/Peru, 2009, Drama, 95 min
    Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles

    Starring Magaly Solier from the CLAIFF19 Opening Night screening, Magallanes!

    La Teta Asustada tells the story of Fausta, a woman who suffers from "The Milk of Sorrow", an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who've been raped during Peru's Civil Wars. Stricken with the fear that she's contracted the illness - Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety.

    Cine Las Americas is proud to co-present this film with Blanton Museum of Art.

     

    Thursday June 16th, 2016, 6:30 pm
    Blanton Museum of Art
    200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78701

     

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    Animation Day in Cannes has ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of May!

    According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, your festival ranks in the top 2.5% of among more than 4,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world. No doubt, this ranking is a testament to the countless hours of hard work and care that you and your staff have devoted to creating such a wonderful event.

    We’re especially proud to be partnered with amazing events like yours that help independent film continue to thrive.

    • "I’m back home safely after my drive home. Extremely happy with the results of my 2 days in Cannes.

    "I have to thank you for organising Animation Day in Cannes. Without your support my time in Cannes would have been totally wasted. I made several useful connections and was able to demonstrate the project to Mike Plante of the New Horizons section of the Sundance Film Festival. Everything went like a dream. Just perfect.

    I shall be there again next year. The date is noted. For that event (if invited) I shall be bringing the completed VR rig.

    I must give a special thank you to Laurie who was just bubbling with enthusiasm and support. Wonderful. Just wonderful. Living as a virtual hermit in a castle on a Tuscan hilltop there is nothing better than to luxuriate in praise". George Snow 

    • "I was not able to attend Animation Day in Cannes in person this year but I have seen the care and attention surrounding the event. Attending in the future--as soon as possible!!!--is definitely on my "bucket list". Many thanks to the organizers, and "Stay Animated!"" Andrew Garrett
    • "Thank you for Selecting the "CalJAS Luther Hughes House Concert" for inclusion to your festival! Great Festival!" Gary Fladmark
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    Animation Day in Cannes has ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of May! According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, your festival ranks in the top 2.5% of among more than 4,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world. No doubt, this ranking is a testament to the countless hours of hard work and care that you and your staff have devoted to creating such a wonderful event. We’re especially proud to be partnered with amazin...
     
     

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    Cannes 2016: Films we hope to catch Later : LESLIE HOWARD The Man who gave a damn.

     
    Alex Deleon <filmfestivals.com> There are so many films on view at Cannes in dozens of  screening rooms on the main festival grounds and scattered about town -- in the Marché du Cinéma film market as well as the official selection -- and so much to do beside film watching -- that it is simply impossible to see all the films, or even half of the films, one would rush out to see under normal circumstances. Cannes is not normal. Cannes is the ultimate embodiment of the ...
     

    TREZOROS The Martyrdom of the Spanish Jews of Greece - A precious WWII Document

     
    Again by accident on night number two I came across my second Market documentary discovery,  "Treasures" (Trezoros in  Ladino) of all places in the lobby of the Majestic Hotel which is directly in front of the Grand Palais, loaded with Festival VIPs, and is a late evening hot spot for film confabs over expensive drinks. Floating through the buzzing scene around midnight i was spotted and cornered by croatian director Arsen Ostojić whose  2012 Yugoslavian postwar trag...
     

    Cannes: Documentaries in Focus A triple play from Greece, Japan and India

    Alex Deleon <filmfestivals.com> The first few days of the festival, oddly enough, I started my viewing lineup with three Market documentaries. Normally one needs a special black badge to get into market screenings in the Grand Palais but there are numerous other market screenings in hotels and other locations around town where my yellow Press badge was good enough, or pure happenstance -- being at the right place at the right time did the trick.   On my first working day I wand...
     

    Cannes Reviews: Huppert and Verhoeven at Peak of Perversity in ELLE

    by Alex Deleon <film festivals.com> It's been a while since we have seen the work of Dutchman Paul  Verhoeven, now 77, the author of Basic Instinct and Total Recall. His last film, Black Book (Zwarte Boek ) 2006, was a return home to The Netherlands after a 20 year hiatus in Hollywood. Zwarte Boek, a WWII Jewish resistance thriller starring Carice van Houten was recognized in Holland not only as a glorious homecoming for Verhoeven but was also voted The Best Dutch Film of All T...
     

    Cannes winners shot on Kodak35mm

    Film is back and the superior artistry of shooting on real film became clear once again at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, which closed Sunday, with four of the top prizes and two La Semaine de la Critique awards presented to official selections shot on Kodak film.   Taking home the coveted Palme d’Or was I, Daniel Blake (Director Ken Loach / DP Robbie Ryan), shot on Kodak 35mm. The Grand Prix award was taken home by Juste la Fin du Monde (It’s Only the End of the World), ...
     

    Cannes 2016: DIVINES Caméra d’Or!

     
    Houda Benyamina’s feature film – Groupe Ouest 2013 – co-written with Romain Compingt – is Cannes 2016 revelation   Divines, Houda Benyamina‘s feature film – co-written with Romain Compingt – has been presented in theDirectors’ Fortnight of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. On Sunday evening, during the prize-giving, the film won the Golden Camera, the prize the most desired in the worl...
     

    The 2016 edition of the Marché du Film has closed with a record 11,900 registrations

    This marks a three percent increase on the 11,500 badge holders registered with the market arm of the Festival de Cannes in 2015, as well as a new attendance record for the world’s largest film industry gathering. There were significantly more Chinese badge holders this year (total 494 participants); with the number up 32 percent on 2015.There were also notable increases from Brazil which was up 39 percent (total 147 participants). Growth in numbers could also be seen across Asia and L...
     
     

    Interview with BILAL Writer/Director/Producer Ayman Jamal @ 69th Cannes Film Festival

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    Interview with Jonathan Wolf (AFM) @ 69th Cannes Film Festival

    Jonathan Wolf has been Managing Director of AFM (American Film Market) since 1998. He has been a visionary and passionate independent film advocate and pivotal force in the film industry for over two decades. I interviewed him in the Dubai Pavilion at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Here is what he had to say:   Can you explain, for people who don't know, how important is the American Film Market in relation to the Cannes Film Festival? JONATHAN: The AFM is like a bookend to Cannes. T...
     
     

    AmPav a great space during Cannes Karaoke presented by SAG

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    Interview with Short Filmmaker Alex Burunova @ 69th Cannes Film Festival

    PALE BLUE (2016) by Alex Burunova featured in 69th Cannes Short Film Corner. Belarus born writer/director/producer Alex Burunova attended Cannes Film Festival for the 2nd year in a row to support her 2nd film in Cannes Short Film Corner. I interviewed Alex about her experience at the festival and if she felt it has benefited her career as an indie filmmaker. Here is what she has to say:   Q: Was 'Pale Blue' based on true events? ALEX: Without giving away too much, the premise...
     

    Kering and the Festival de Cannes bring the second 'Women in Motion' programme to a successful close

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    Korean Features Take Viewers by Storm on the Croisette

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    VR at HP: New Frontiers in Filmmaking: Pushing the boundaries of creativity

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    First-look image of John Hurt in 'That Good Night'

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    Jerome Paillard notes a rize in registrations despite high alert level on security

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    MANHATTAN SHORT 2016 Calling For Entries 

    POSTER - MANHATTAN SHORT 2014

    Regular Deadline July 31st

    Over 250 Cinemas Across 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Film Festival.  MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival’s Official Call for entries. Deadline July 31, 2016.

    Filmmakers have until the end of July to get their films in if they wish to be part of the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival set to take place in over 250 cinemas spanning 6 continents between Sept 23-Oct 2, 2016. Over 100,000 film lovers will not only view the finalists but will judge them as well with votes being sent through to NYC where the winner will be announced on Oct 2, 2016.  Films must be 20 minutes under in length. – Click here to enter:

    http://www.manhattanshort.com/film-entry.html
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    Hollyshorts Film Festival
    August 11 – 20, 2016

    Late Deadline: June 2, 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


    Late deadline June 1, 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 June 17, 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.

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

     

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    Locarno First Look 2016 – Spotlight on Poland

      Locarno’s works in progress sidebar (6 – 8 August 2016), designed as a springboard for the films of the future, will be focusing this year on Polish Cinema, one of Eastern Europe’s most thriving film industries. Thanks to support from the Polish Film Institute and Fundacja Polskie Centrum Audiowizualne, between five and seven films in post-production will be selected at Locarno. The producers of the selected projects will attend the Festival and present t...
     
     

    Open Doors 2016 reveals its line-up

    Eight projects and eight producers from South Asia have been selected and will be presented to potential European and international partners during Open Doors. Carlo Chatrian, the Festival's Artistic Director, comments: "This initial selection of projects from South Asia shows the productivity and energy of a region with major potential. This is the first stage in a work of exploration and support that will continue over three years." Over three years...
     
     

    Munich Fest Opening film: TONI ERDMANN

    Cannes hit to screen in Munich On June 23rd, the 34th INTERNATIONAL FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will open with Maren Ade’s Cannes favorite TONI ERDMANN, which took home the international film critics’ prize FIPRESCI. “We’re very proud to be able to open the festival with such an extraordinary German film, which made waves internationally and shows how entertaining and remarkable German films can be,” says festival director Diana Iljine. “The third fe...
     
     

    NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.

     
    WINNER International Competition Festival del Documentario d´Abruzzo 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION International Competition Festival del Documentario d´Abruzzo 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CIFFI Colour International Film Festival of India 2015 - OFF ...
     

    Interview with BILAL Writer/Director/Producer Ayman Jamal @ 69th Cannes Film Festival

    “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” is a 3D computer-animated action-adventure drama about the real life epic story of Bilal ibn Rabah, a young African slave boy who was abducted by Arabian slave-drivers and raised in slavery 1,400 years ago. An inspiring story of freedom and survival in the face of great adversity, Bilal found his freedom after forty years of slavery. Ayman Jamal is writer/director/producer of “Bilal”, which premiered in the film market and Animation Da...
     
     

    Call For Entry 2016 - The Black Sea FIlm Festival

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    Brigadistas featuring Radio Kanario

     
    OFFICIAL SELECTION Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen 2011 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen 2009 - OFFICIAL SELECTION FUSION FESTIVAL 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION MEDIMED 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CineFiesta Potsdam 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Filmfestival Münster 2007 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Exground Filmfest 2007.   The premiere of Br ...
     

    Rajasthan by the Roadside

     
    Only little has changed in Rajasthan during the last centuries. But meanwhile, things are starting to get better - thanks to the women, they are The Powerhouse of Indian society.
     

    Women for Justice - A story about the power of solidarity.

     
    FINALIST Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CinéWomen Biennial 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CIFFI International Colour Film Festival of India 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Auroville Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION "Justice for All" International Crime and Punishment Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION MEDIMED - Nomads of Documentary 2015 - OFFICIAL SE ...
     

    Bilal by Ayman Jamal - Animaze Daze in Cannes Winner "Best Inspiring Animation"

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    Bilal selected to play at Moscow Film Festival, out of competition

     JURY   IVAYLO HRISTOV (December 10, 1955,Sofia, Bulgaria) Graduated from the department of acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts NATFIZ. Worked at the Sliven drama theatre “Stefan Kirov”. Since 1985 worked as an actor at the Theatre of Bulgarian Army in Sofia. He has more than 50 roles in theatre, and more than twenty in feature films to his credit, directed stage productions “Accidental Death of an Anarchist”, “Sex & ...
     
     

    Pixel-Perfect BILAL Takes Screen at Cannes 69th & Took a Few Years, 22 Countries to Create

    Review by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One of the most interesting aspects of movie reviewing is looking behind the screen at the provenance of a project, and with Dubai’s first ever CGI animation, BILAL, the story behind this 1400-year-old animation saga is truly gripping. Cannes 69th Film Festival is the perfect venue for this, where it will screen shortly. The cast includes excellent actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (who played the yacht assassination tar...
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    BILAL Premieres in Cannes and Annecy

    Starring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Ian McShane China Anne McClain Jacob Latimore Michael Gross Thomas Nicholas Mark Rolston Cynthia Kaye Fred Tatasciore

    Directed By: Khurram Alavi and Ayman Jamal 

    Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family - 105 minutes - United Arab Emirates, USA
     
    Release Date: Fall 2016
     

     

    Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin Premiering in Cannes

     

    World premiere of our film in Cannes May 17.

    An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy®

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    The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure by Kamal Bansal Written by Satyajit Ray
    Animaze Daze in Cannes Winner

    10 year old Mo & 13 year old Melody seek the help of their father’s dear friend, scientist & explorer Professor Shonku to find their missing father left earlier on a quest in search of the unicorn. En route they experience fantastical exploits & adventures that take them into opulent depths of the Himalayas, which are aided by a trail of clues.

    Feature film: 01:28:00
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    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.

     

    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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    19th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival wrapped

        Thank you everyone who contributed to the success of the 19th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival! In addition to welcoming over 2,500 audience members for films and special events, the festival also welcomed over 50 guests from many corners of Texas, the United States, and Latin America. The CLAIFF19 program selections included a total of 38 feature films, 61 short films, and 16 music vi...
     

    12th Kino Otok – Isola Cinema with shifts on screen and under it

    During the 1st and 5th of June at the 12th international film festival Kino Otok – Isola Cinema, we’ll be looking into stories whose motor is movement in itself. By experiencing stories of migrations pushed aside – geographical or intimate – individuals, people like us, will unfold from the anonymous masses. For five early summer days, Isola will once again become a film and social venue with a programme of films screening on Manzioli square and other lo...
     

    56th Krakow Film Festival has started

    The 56th edition of Krakow Film Festival, one of the oldest and the most recognisable events dedicated to documentary, animated and short films, has started on 29th May. During 8 days of the festival, the viewers will have a chance to watch, in 4 competitions and 12 non-competing sections, over 250 films from Poland and around the world, the majority of which will be shown in Poland for the first time.   In four competitions, 114 films will vie for the recognition of the jury a...
     

    La Pazza Gioia Opening Night at Brussels Film Festival

    17 > 24 .06       La Pazza Gioia Opening Night PREMIERE The Festival will open on 17th June at Flagey with the marvellous Italian comedy La Pazza Gioia directed by Paolo Virzi in the presence of its star V...
     

    SIFFX: VR Opening Night at Seattle

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    URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL RIO AWARD WINNERS 2016

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    NYAFF Announces Full 2016 Slate

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    CINEMAQ The Denver LGBTQ festival will take place at the Sie FilmCenter July 21-24

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    At the 12th Kino Otok – Isola Cinema, a fishing tale will be the first to shine

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    18 - 30 May in Afula, Israel

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    NYC Indie Film Festival Partnering with InkTip for 2017 Fest!

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    Finnish Film Affair announces new venues

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    Lorenzo Benedetti parrain des Cross Video Days 2016

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    The "Premio Raimondo Rezzonico" 2016 goes to Independent Producer David Linde

    American producer and executive David Linde will receive the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico at the upcoming 2016 Festival del film Locarno, an award known as a key industry tribute dedicated to the world’s most significant independent film producers. Previous award recipients include Arnon Milchan, Mike Medavoy, Christine Vachon and Margaret Ménégoz. Linde’s remarkable contributions to the making of dozens of international successes in his capacity as a production, acquisi...
     

    Religion Today Filmfestival: what is it?

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    Since 1997 Religion Today has been the foremost international and itinerant film festival dedicated to Cinema and Religions for a culture of peace and dialogue between faiths, cultures, peoples and individuals. It promotes a journey “exploring the differences”, both in religious practices and beliefs and in cinematic styles and languages, towards a mutual enrichment through reciprocal knowledge and comparison. Together with the world cinema competition, ope...
     
     

    Guards at the Taj Wins Best New American Play at 2016 OBIE Awards

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    Ayman Jamal on 'Navigating the Co-Production Matrix' at Cannes Film Finance Forum 2016

    Navigating the Co-Production Matrix - What structures are emerging to get cross-border deals done? - How to identify the right partners in an international marketplace  - What are the best incentives in 2016? - Cross border issues & solutions - Dealing with distribution rights Moderator: Joseph Chianese, Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions  Panelists: Robert Ogden Barnum, Founding Partner and Producer, Fortitude International Emilie Blezat, Hea...
     

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    Footage Award Winners Honoured at FOCAL's 13th Annual Gala Awards

    The 13th annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive took place last Thursday night before a full house at The Lancaster London Hotel. Now well into their second decade and going strong, The FOCAL International Awards celebrate the best use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms, with the 2016 event showing strength from around the global production community. HOST KATE ADIE.   ...
     

    THE RIO DE JANEIRO URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS 2016

    Films from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Switzerland winning the Yellow Einstein Award of the 6th International Uranium Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro June 1st, 2016  -  Rio de Janeiro’s 6th International Uranium Film Festival awarded  films from 8 countries: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Six films received the Yellow Einstein Award and 4 films the festival’s Special Recognition. In total the festival screened in the cinematheque of Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum (MAM) 49 films from all over the world about atomic power, uranium, nuclear security and radioactive risks.
     

    Award Ceremony at the 16th Nippon Connection Film Festival

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    Guards at the Taj Wins Best New American Play at 2016 OBIE Awards

    By: Maria Esteves – May 26, 2016 The 61st Annual 2016 OBIE Awards honoring Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater exceptional achievements of 2015-2016, by two-time OBIE host and OBIE winning actress Lea Delaria (1998 OBIE recipient, On The Town) was held at the historic Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 23, 7:00 pm. This year’s award presenters were Kate Burton, Colman Domingo, Tovah Feldshuh, Savion Glover, Danai Gurira, Natasha Katz, Lisa Kron, Norm Lewis, Willi...
     

    ATOM Awards (Australia’s leading film and media awards)

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    Conclusion and Award Winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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    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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