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    -- The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) announced today the full line-up for ALLIANCE, its bi-annual conference taking place June 9 - 12, 2016 at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center. ALLIANCE 2016 is a conference for media arts and culture practitioners, organizations, thinkers and doers. It creates a space where conversations about collaboration, innovation, creativity and impact bust out in the open; a conference of new ideas, and a celebration of community. Independent media makers are our most vital source for making meaning of the news cycle and capturing the essence of the change facing our communities. ALLIANCE is about embracing the diversity of independent voices and celebrating the most exciting stories and strategies that are connecting with audiences nationwide.

    "We are so excited to celebrate the media arts community's extraordinary talent, and to bring thought leaders from across the country face to face with the rich cultural diversity of Oakland," said Wendy Levy, Executive Director of NAMAC. "This event is about creating a space where the artists who are defining our culture and creating change within their communities can come together with the individuals and organizations who make their work possible to tackle the challenges we're all facing. I can only imagine the magic that will happen here in June."

     

    ALLIANCE showcases local talent and stories to a national audience of media arts influencers. Pete Nicks, director of the award-winning documentary "The Waiting Room," will share an extended clip from his highly anticipated next film "The Oakland Police Project" and discuss his views on how community-based media can create meaningful change. Stanley Nelson's "Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" sparked a national conversation on race; outreach partners Firelight Media, ITVS, Youth Speaks, KQED, Center for Media Justice and former Panther Ericka Huggins will explore the Panthers' relevance today. Bay Area filmmakers Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's "The Return" follows several formerly incarcerated men coming home to the Bay Area and tracks the impact of Prop 36 California's unprecedented criminal justice reform; they will join two other filmmaking teams to share their experiences working with the California Humanities' Documentary Project. Award-winning sound designer James LeBrecht will lead a discussion about how to ensure voices of disabled artists are not missing in the media arts. ALLIANCE will also include the world premiere of the Oakland Fence Project, an interactive photography exhibit by and about the people of Oakland, CA, which features giant format photo installation with interactive links to local stories.

     

    Additional highlights from the four-day program include:

    • A workshop exploring the future of virtual reality storytelling with Todd Shaiman, Head of Content Strategy, Google VR and Karen Dufilho-Rosen, Executive Producer, Spotlight Stories (Friday June 10, 11:00 am)
    • A keynote talk by Jax Deluca, Director of Media Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts about her first six months on the job and the current media arts funding climate (Friday June 10, 5:15 pm)
    • A presentation by Sarah Crowell, Artistic Director of Destiny Arts Center - "It's About Power: Youth, Media & Environmental Justice" (Saturday June 11, 9:15 am)
    • A keynote performance by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Chief of Program and Pedagogy at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Saturday June 11, 4:30 pm)
    • A number of exciting events in the Youth Media Collective Action Lab track, including programs related to NAMAC's innovative 50 State Dinner Party Project, an examination of the Every Student Succeeds Act, a panel on the importance of media literacy with members of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and much more.

    To explore the full conference schedule, visit namac.org.

                                                       

    ALLIANCE program features media makers and the organizations and community leaders supporting and creating platforms to ensure this work connects with audiences. National media funders participating in ALLIANCE include: Fledgling Fund, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and the NEA. Participating media organizations include: AIR, ITVS, POV, Skylight Media, Sundance, Working Films, and more. NAMAC's bi-annual conference, now titled ALLIANCE, serves a national network of media arts nonprofits that share best practices, craft strategies for growth, and set the agenda for the future.

     

    How to attend: Register in advance at namac.org. Full Conference pass is $500, one-day pass is $250. Discounts available for members of NAMAC and other leading Bay Area media arts organizations.

     

    Thanks to NAMAC ALLIANCE funders:

    ADOBE | Fledgling Fund | MacArthur Foundation 


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    OPENING NIGHT - 8:30 pm | Friday June 3 | Wythe Hotel

      BOREALIS  details page
      Dir: Sean Garrity, Canada, 95 min, Narrative Feature
      JONAH, an unemployed gambler, takes his estranged pot-smoking teenaged daughter AURORA on a dangerous road trip to Churchill,...

       


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      Wishing you all much success for your films on the festival circuit!

       

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      Dear filmmakers friends do not miss these Festivals in Focus. The next eBlast is March 31 with more festivals to follow.

       

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      The Amazing Thailand Film Challenge

      Submit by June 10

      Over 60 film-makers from across the globe will be given the opportunity to come to Thailand and make a short film. They will be given return flights, hotel accommodation and a budget for their productions – as well as a chance to win totaling 570,000 Thai Baht (approx USD 16,500)

      The opportunity of a lifetime!

      The ultimate short film competition for student filmmakers!

      The only film competition in the world where all successful applicants get:

      a return ticket to Thailand
      four days accommodation in Bangkok
      30,000 Baht (almost $1000) budget
      a production van
      a local assistant

      The Amazing Thailand Film Challenge is open for applications.

      Deadline - 10th June - Midnight

      SUBMIT I Website

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      Manhattan Short September 23 to October 2, 2016

      Deadline July 31

      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 -- 
      Deadlines: Regular Deadline July 31, 2016

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      Urbanworld Film Festival September 21 - 25, 2016 

      Extended Deadline June 10, 2016
       

      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.

      Please go to urbanworld.org for more information and to submit your project! 

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      Fan Boy Festival July 15 - August 26, 2016

      Regular deadline July 1st

      Submissions open  at www.FanBoyFilmFestival.com

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

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

      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.

      Visit www.FanBoyFilmFestival.com. Submit your film NOW and reach a wider audience and earn a chance to win the cash prizes. 

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

      Submissions close june17, 2016

      In partnership with filmfestivals.com

      Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 

      All genres and forms are welcome.
      Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

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

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

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    • 06/08/16--09:03: Winning script announced!!!
    • Mr. Bassi has chosen a winning script from the top 10:

      "Having read all the top ten screenplays I chose 'The Invention' as the winner.

      All the selected screenplays offered some beautiful moments. They also offered some challenges for a director to sink his/her teeth into.

      For me, 'The Invention' felt more well-rounded in its approach to storytelling. Though the narrative is dialogue heavy, I feel it has the potential to be leaner and allow for a visual short film. 'The Invention' is not as stylised as some of the other screenplays.

      Its story has the structure other scripts lacked. Hence allowing for character development and tightening of the plot. Apart from the challenges in the story and plot, I do see challenges to the shooting of the film. Challenges such as some CGI elements and some old school special effects.

      Being a screenwriter myself I know we want our screenplays realised. To that end we often write in a way that would make it easy and cheap to shoot but only a few stories lend themselves to that. In the end, we are visual storytellers and our stories cannot do without some visual elements.

      I am grateful for the opportunity to read the work of so many writers and learn new things."

      Congratulations to Dennis Hennessey, the author of 'The Invention'!

      Writers and Filmmaker's Winning Director Shekhar BassiDirector - Shekhar Bassi

      Witers and Filmmaker's Winning Screenwriter Dennis HennesseyScreenwriter - Dennis Hennessey

      Deeply inspired by early Spielberg movies and the Twilight Zone at a young age, Dennis Hennessey began writing short stories when he was 11. He later wrote his first screenplay, a supernatural thriller, in High School for an AV class film. From that point forward, he knew this is what he was meant to do. He eventually would transfer to Emerson College where he majored in Communications with a concentration in Film. While there, his screenplays and short stories received considerable praise and attention.

      Unable to break into the film industry, Hennessey put writing on the back burner as he turned his focus to starting a family and operating an independent record label. All the while, he continued to feel the pull of writing. Then, upon receiving an unexpected handwritten letter from an old college classmate praising his screenplays, Hennessey became re-energized and began writing again.

      He currently has 4 feature length screenplays, 4 shorts, and roughly 100 story ideas to his credit. Hennessey is now writing regularly and hopes to resume the pursuit of a career as a screenwriter.


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      The 63rd Sydney Film Festival opened last night, June 8th, at the State Theatre with the world premiere of Australian film Goldstone

      Festival Director Nashen Moodley opened his fifth Festival along with Goldstone's director Ivan Sen, producers David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, actors Aaron Pedersen, David Gulpilil, Michelle Lim Davidson and Tom E. Lewis. 

      NSW Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant greeted the audience and underlined that “The Government is delighted to continue its support of the oldest film festival in Australia, in Sydney, Australia’s UNESCO City of Film. Sydney Film Festival is the perfect platform to tell the world Australian stories, told through the many Australian films screening at the 2016 Festival, amongst a curated feast of the best and most vibrant films from around the world. This year the inaugural Sydney UNESCO City of Film Prize will be awarded by Screen NSW, recognising a NSW-based screen practitioner, a trailblazer whose work stands for innovation and imagination and achieves extraordinary impact.” 

      Lord Mayor Clover Moore welcomed everyone attending this years festival, "a hugely enjoyable, one of the world's oldest continuously running film festivals and one of the most iconic festivals in Sydney's annual arts calendar. With hundreds of screenings of brilliant local and international cinema, this is a chance to see the world through the eyes of some of the world’s best directors, screenwriters and cinematographers.”

      Peter McGregor, Chief Executive of the Festival’s opening night partner Lexus Australia said, “Lexus applies and takes inspiration from craftsmanship, technology and innovation.  In film, all these elements come together to make something truly unique. Through our partnership with the Sydney Film Festival we are building on our support of emerging talent via creative initiatives such as the Lexus Design Award and the Lexus Short Film Series. We will soon announce the recipients of the Lexus Short Film Fellowship, our new $200,000 investment to elevate emerging talent locally. Our involvement in Sydney Film Festival and these new voices for filmmaking is a progressive step forward for innovation, and a way for us to continue advancing art forms in Australia.” 

      Goldstone is the fourth feature by award-winning filmmaker Ivan Sen and stars Aaron Pedersen who reprises his role of Indigenous detective Jay Swan, who audiences first met in Sen’s Mystery Road, which opened Sydney Film Festival in 2013. 

      Sydney Film Festival runs June 8th to 19th at various locations accross Sydney and with a touring festival in NSW, Queensland and the Northern territories, following next month. 

      Full schedule is available on www.sff.org.au

      Edited by Martin I. Petrov, with information from official press release / Photo Credits: SFF 2016 


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      Annecy International Animated Film Festival

      Tokyo Metropolitan Government comes to MIFA with Fantastic show!

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      Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), the municipal government of one of the biggest animation center in the world comes to MIFA (June 15-17, during Annecy International Animation Film Festival) with some fantastic shows of Tokyo base 4 animation studios.  ..

      Millimages et CJ Entertainment signent un contrat de Co Production pour la série CHERRY COCO lors du MIFA 2016 !

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      Jeudi 16 Juin  - 15 h 30 – Stand 4.D03 Cherry Coco (78x7’) est un voyage initiatique, au cours duquel l’héroïne vit des aventures fantastiques dans un monde extraordinaire ; celui de son imagination.  Cherry Coco emmène ses amis à la rencontre de l’inconnu. Ensemble ils découvrent le monde en s'amusant et s'émerveillent de leurs expériences nouvelles. Cherry Coco leur apprend à affronter leurs peurs,...
       

      A Buyers’ Insight Into French Animation - Panel at MIFA

       
      Une table ronde présentée par le SPFA et TVFI : A Buyers’ Insight Into French Animation (vendredi 17 juin de 10h à 11h30 à l’Impérial Palace, Ravel A&B)   Cette session permettra de comprendre les clés de la réussite de la France dans ce domaine et les défis auxquels elle devra faire face, à travers la présentation des grands enjeux des opérateurs présents, de leurs besoins, des &eacut...
       

      GOBELINS souffle ses 40 bougies au festival d’Annecy !

       
      Depuis plus de 30 ans, GOBELINS, consacrée 1ère école au monde en cinéma d’animation, participe au Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy qui a lieu cette année du lundi 13 au samedi 18 juin. Ce sera aussi l'occasion pour l’école de célébrer les 40 ans de son département Cinéma d’animation ! Durant tout le festival, plusieurs événements et pro...
       
       

      Domnique Frot, une voix en hiver…à Annecy

      Le mercredi 15 juin à 20h30, Louise en hiver de Jean-Francois Laguionie sera projeté en avant-première mondiale en présence de Dominique Frot, qui prête sa voix au personnage de la vieille dame.   Au lendemain de cette projection, nous retrouverons Dominique Frot pour une conversation en public.   Une conversation telle une improvisation sur les liens entre le sujet du film et le travail en studio, la naissance de la collection que ...

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      ANIMATION DAY IN CANNES MAY 18 was a public success

      Animation Day in Cannes has ranked in top 2.5% of among more than 4,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world

      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...
       
       

      Animation Day in Cannes Video Channel: Ambiance and Trailers from Animation Day in Cannes

      48 videos, panels, awards, networking and ambiance from a very successfull edition of Animation Day in Cannes. 102 Trailers from Animation Day in Cannes. "The whole Cannes Animation Day experience was first rate. 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...

      Discover the 102 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 ... CLICK HERE & WATCH FOR FUN
       

      Pictures from Bilal in Cannes

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      Ambiance, portraits from the Bilal, the team can be found on facebook and flickr. Bilal Rider Parade 117 Photos         Gathering party for Bilal at Louis XIII suite 36 Photos       Opening film Bilal 62 Photos     ...
       

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      CANNES & CANNES MARKET DAILIES

      KEN SAN, A towering documentary from Japan was thinly attended at Cannes

      By Alex Deleon <Filmfestivals.com>     Scanning the trade papers on day three I noticed an add for this film which I knew I had to see no matter what ...I had been a great Yakuza eiga fan in Japan in the seventies and Ken Takakura (Takakura Ken) was a top favorite of mine -- I saw at least forty or fifty of his major films and loved them all. (He made nearly 200 altogether) -- It soon became obvious to me that he was much more than a taciturn sword slinging movie star but a ...
       

      TriCoast Worldwide has scooped up worldwide rights to Yvan Le Moine's Rosenn, starring Rupert Everett

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      TriCoast Worldwide Enjoys Most Successful Cannes To Date; Acquires Chelsea Festival Winner ‘Rosenn,’ and Tribeca Favorite ‘Shadow World,” Gripping Doc about Global Arms Trade.   TriCoast Worldwide has scooped up worldwide rights to Yvan Le Moine's Rosenn, starring Rupert Everett and up-and-coming Belgium actress Hande Kodja. Le Moine's first feature, The Red Dwarf, was officially selected in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. Rosenn is a Thomas Har...
       
       

      Interview with Spencer Pollard, CEO of Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, at 69th Cannes Film Festival

      Spencer Pollard CEO Spencer Pollard started Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) in 2008, which today holds strong as one of UK's most successful international sales/distribution companies. KFD is an expanding and established International Sales outfit based in Soho, London and a one-stop-shop offering full UK and international distribution and sales capabilities. It is one of the fastest-growing independents in the market. KFD specializes in commercial features films and...
       

      Interview With Actor Dougray Scott for LONDON TOWN (2016) @ 69th Cannes Film Festival

      Actor Dougray Scott (TAKEN 3, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2) attended the 69th Cannes Film Festival to promote the market premiere of his latest film LONDON TOWN (2016), which Radiant Films International/Cargo Entertainment is handling for international sales. LONDON TOWN takes place in1970s London when British punk rock dominated the music scene and The Clash was at the height of their success. A 14-year-old boy discovers the music of the iconic band and experiences first love over the course of one ...
       

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      > PARTNERS FESTIVAL NEWS     

      The Amazing Thailand Film Challenge

      Submit by June 10

      Over 60 film-makers from across the globe will be given the opportunity to come to Thailand and make a short film. They will be given return flights, hotel accommodation and a budget for their productions – as well as a chance to win totaling 570,000 Thai Baht (approx USD 16,500)

      The opportunity of a lifetime!

      The ultimate short film competition for student filmmakers!

      The only film competition in the world where all successful applicants get:

      a return ticket to Thailand
      four days accommodation in Bangkok
      30,000 Baht (almost $1000) budget
      a production van
      a local assistant

      The Amazing Thailand Film Challenge is open for applications.

      Deadline - 10th June - Midnight

      SUBMIT I Website

      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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      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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      > FILMS FOCUS   

      Pictures from Bilal in Cannes

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      Ambiance, portraits from the Bilal, the team can be found on facebook and flickr. Bilal Rider Parade 117 Photos         Gathering party for Bilal at Louis XIII suite 36 Photos       Opening film Bilal 62 Photos     ...
       

      The Hubb will make Miami the new Silicon...Beach

      Moustafa Elsehrawy, Co-founder and CEO of HUBB, is proud to announce, "We have chosen to make Miami the next destination for talent development, innovation and entrepreneurship. More than just co-working, we are a creative collaborative working space where you can come and grow because we are here to help you through business-to-business services." The main focus of the HUBB is to incubate startups and help existing businesses grow by mat...
       

      Silicon Valley Developers Google licenced opened HUBB in Miami! Only one of its kind in Florida!

        **MEDIA ALERT**   WHO: The HUBB Senior personnel, Moustafa Elsehrawy / Co-Founder, and Abdellatif Bedier / Co-Founder of Miami's new Silicon Beach will be presenting at CAMACOL's, 37th Hemispheric Congress of Latin Chambers of Commerce and Industry, regarding their new and innovative co-working space and services with advanced technology facilities. Their presentations will includ...
       
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      > "FILMFESTIVALS.COM ONES TO WATCH ON THE CIRCUIT" FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION 

      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

      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®

      Website I Trailer I Contact us for a screener I

       

      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
      Website I Trailer I Contact us for a screener

      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.

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

      Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 

      over 40 festival wins so far

      Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart 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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      > THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT       

      Sydney FF 2016 opened last night

      The 63rd Sydney Film Festival opened last night, June 8th, at the State Theatre with the world premiere of Australian film Goldstone.  Festival Director Nashen Moodley opened his fifth Festival along with Goldstone's director Ivan Sen, producers David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, actors Aaron Pedersen, David Gulpilil, Michelle Lim Davidson and Tom E. Lewis.  NSW Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant greeted the audience and underlined that &ldqu...
       

      Winning script announced!!!

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      Mr. Bassi has chosen a winning script from the top 10: "Having read all the top ten screenplays I chose 'The Invention' as the winner. All the selected screenplays offered some beautiful moments. They also offered some challenges for a director to sink his/her teeth into. For me, 'The Invention' felt more well-rounded in its approach to storytelling. Though the narrative is dialogue heavy, I feel it has the potential to be leaner and allow for a visual short film. 'Th...
       

       

      Check these Festivals calling June 8 onwards

        Wishing you all much success for your films on the festival circuit!   Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                                                                      ...
       

      Borealis to open Brooklyn Film Festival - June 3-12

      OPENING NIGHT - 8:30 pm | Friday June 3 | Wythe Hotel BOREALIS   Dir: Sean Garrity, Canada, 95 min, Narrative Feature JONAH, an unemployed gambler, takes his estranged pot-smoking teenaged daughter AURORA on a dangerous road trip to Churchill,...   ...
       

      NAMAC Announces Full Lineup for ALLIANCE 2016, June 9 - 12 in Oakland

       
      -- The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) announced today the full line-up for ALLIANCE, its bi-annual conference taking place June 9 - 12, 2016 at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center. ALLIANCE 2016 is a conference for media arts and culture practitioners, organizations, thinkers and doers. It creates a space where conversations about collaboration, innovation, creativity and impact bust out in the open; a conference of new ideas, and a celebration of community. Independent ...

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      > PEOPLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT      

      2016 Obie Awards Photos

       
      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, hosted 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. GUARDS AT THE TAJ received two OBIES including Best New American Play, TAMARA TUNIE received an OBIE for her Performance in Familiar; and Lifetime Achiev...
       

      Oscar-nominated director Felix van Groeningen is the mentor for FUTURE FRAMES 2016

      Oscar-nominated director Felix van Groeningen ("The Broken Circle Breakdown") is the mentor for FUTURE FRAMES 2016 Please click here to watch the new FUTURE FRAMES Trailer 2016 presenting the work of the ten young filmmakers European Film Promotion and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival are thrilled to announce that the acclaimed Belgian director Felix van Groeningen - fresh from receiving the Directing Award: World Ci...
       
       

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      > AWARDS WATCH        

      Cinemabiante Awards

      CINEMABIENTE 2016 | PALMARES             CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE DOCUMENTARI When Two Wolrds Collide, (Perù ,2016, 100 ‘) di Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel     ...
       

      Emotional address by Lord Glendonbrook during Iris Prize 10th anniversary reception

       
      150 guests attended a reception in the House of Lords last night (24 May 2016) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Iris Prize, Cardiff’s International LGBT short film prize. The well attended reception including representatives from Pinewood Studios, Gorilla Group, BFI, Cardiff University, Cineworld and Ffilm Cymru Wales was hosted by Iris Prize patron and sponsor Lord Glendonbrook. Ed Vaisey, the Minister for Culture Communications and the Creative Industries joined Festival Chair An...
       

      Winning script announced!!!

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      Mr. Bassi has chosen a winning script from the top 10: "Having read all the top ten screenplays I chose 'The Invention' as the winner. All the selected screenplays offered some beautiful moments. They also offered some challenges for a director to sink his/her teeth into. For me, 'The Invention' felt more well-rounded in its approach to storytelling. Though the narrative is dialogue heavy, I feel it has the potential to be leaner and allow for a visual short film. 'Th...
       

      Green-Go Short Film Competition

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      Green-Go 2016 Are you worried not to provide healthy food to your children anymore? Are you working on the development of circular economy as a designer or an entrepreneur? Do you want to act against that once blooming nature is on its way to become a distant memory? WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE - SHOOT A SHORT FILM AND MAKE A CHANGE!   1.      Small is beautiful - Why should we change to small scale and forget about intensive agriculture? John was a farmer ...
       

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      Dear FilmFestivals.com Subscribers,   As a filmmaker, I understand the importance of striving to find all avenues by which to get your film seen by the film-loving public. On the festival circuit, the hope is always to find a distributor who loves your film as much as you do. Unfortunately, those odds rest at about a 25% chance of finding one (may vary from festival to festival).   Festpicks will eliminate that problem. We encourage filmmakers and distributors to come ...

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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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      TOUTES LES NEWS EN FRANCAIS

      Rendez-vous à La Rochelle le 1er juillet

      Rendez-vous à La Rochelle, du 1er au 10 juillet, avec Barbet Schroeder, Frederick Wiseman, Alain Guiraudie, Yesim Ustaoglu, Deniz Akçay, Anca Damian, Luce Vigo, Agnès Varda et Michel Legrand, Catherine Samie, Chantal Goya, Gianfranco Rosi, Cristi Puiu, Julie Bertuccelli, Hélène Nicolas et Véronique Truffert, Justine Triet, Thierry Knauff, Rachid Djaïdani, Sébastien Betbeder, Thomas Scimeca, François Chattot, Sébastien Marnier,...
       

      La Programmation Regards d'Afrique

      Programmation de films de cinéastes africains 11 & 12 Juin ...
       

      Mon ami Dino en soirée de clôture à Fantasia

      L’Atelier distribution de films et Alma films sont très heureux d’annoncer que Mon ami Dino, le troisième long métrage de Jimmy Larouche mettant en vedette Dino Tavarone, Michel Côté, Joëlle Morin, Manuel Tadros et Sasha Migliarese, sera présenté le mardi 2 août lors de la soirée de clôture du 20e Festival international de films Fantasia. Le film sera projeté aux festivaliers en présence des com&e...
       

      Folles de joie ouvrira le Brussels Film Festival le 17 juin prochain

      17 > 24 .06     Folles de joie Gala d'ouverture AVANT-PREMIERE Le Festival s'ouvrira le vendredi 17 juin à Flagey avec la délicieuse com&e...
       

      Lancement d'une nouvelle pPlateforme participative pour financer la restauration des films

       
      Le 8 juin 2016, le Groupe YMAGIS, spécialisé dans les technologies numériques pour l'industrie du cinéma, lancera CELLULOID ANGELS, la première plateforme de financement participatif ("crowdfunding") pour la restauration des films de patrimoine. Une quinzaine de films sera proposée sur la plateforme dès son lancement dont Les Tontons flingueurs de Georges Lautner, L'Empire des sens de Nagisa Oshima, Le Grand Bleu de Luc Besson, L...
       
       

      Les Prix Jean Vigo 2016 seront remis lundi 6 juin

       
      Les Prix Jean Vigo 2016 seront remis lundi 6 juin à 19h30 précises* au Centre Pompidou (75004 Paris - Métro Rambuteau - Cinéma 1, Niveau 1) Créés en 1951, les Prix Jean Vigo distinguent l’indépendance d’esprit, la qualité et l'originalité des cinéastes de court et long métrages. Plutôt que saluer l’excellence d’un film, le Prix Jean Vigo tient à remarquer un auteur d'aven...
       
       

      Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 11/05/2016 au 17/05/2016

       
      S 1 CAPTAIN AMERICA : CIVIL WAR WALT DISNEY 437 579 687 637 2 543 647 3 2 ...
       
       

       

      Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 04/05/2016 au 10/05/2016

       
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      CAMPUS MOVIEFEST ANNOUNCES DATES FOR TERMINUS, JUNE 16 - 19, 2016

       

      Four-Day Event Bringing the Best of Film, TV and Gaming to Downtown Atlanta

       

      Badges Now On Sale, Beginning at $99 for Students and $129 for Non-Students

       

      Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, has announced the dates for the inaugural TERMINUS - a four-day event dedicated to bringing together young creatives and industry professionals for the best of film, TV and gaming. Taking place June 16 through 19, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta and throughout the city, TERMINUS will feature hands-on workshops, educational panels, game design expos, exclusive film and TV screenings, live-play tournaments, awards, chances to rub elbows and network with celebrities and industry leaders, and much more. Ideas United, producers of TERMINUS and creators of Campus MovieFest, chose Atlanta to launch TERMINUS based in large part to the city’s ongoing dedication to supporting and cultivating the entertainment industry.

      “We are excited to bring the TERMINUS experience to Atlanta, where we started Campus MovieFest 16 years ago" says David Roemer, CEO & Co- Founder of Ideas United. “We’re thrilled to create an unforgettable opportunity for thousands of students and professionals from across the country that are looking for new ways to create and share with the world.”

      The four-day experience creates the ultimate platform for emerging talents and industry professionals alike to take their art and careers to the next level. TERMINUS grew from Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival that started in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided their peers with everything they needed to make movies in one week. CMF has since featured more than 1,000,000 students at colleges and universities worldwide. Each participant in the inaugural TERMINUS film festival will also receive all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories for free, thanks to corporate partners and schools. Past winners have walked away with over $2 million in prizes and seen their films on screens big and small. Campus winners will move on to compete at TERMINUS, earn professional and educational opportunities, and see their work at the Cannes Film Festival, in-flight on Virgin America, and much more.

      Badges to TERMINUS are available now starting at $99 for students and $129 for non-students before increasing on May 17th. Attendees will receive an all-access badge, giving them first-come, first-served access to participate in hands-on workshops, educational panels, game design expos, exclusive film and TV screenings, live-play tournaments and so much more. Certain activities may require pre-registration and/or additional fees. Badges are available online at www.terminusevent.com


       

      TERMINUS is produced by Ideas United and sponsored by Adobe, Panasonic, Google, Sennheiser, The Elfenworks Foundation and more. Visit www.terminusevent.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/terminusevent and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TerminusEvent


       


       

      About Ideas United

      Ideas United (IU) is an award-winning creative studio founded in 2003 with a unique and proven model for creating unforgettable content and events for great brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ideas United leverages its global network of over 1,000 creatives and its one-of-a-kind Campus MovieFest program to deliver original concepts, marketing, and production solutions for brands including Adobe, Google, The PGA of America, The Smithsonian, Starbucks and many more. See our work and find out more at www.ideasunited.com.


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      The 63d Sydney Film Festival launched few days ago and already counts numerous sold out screenings and exclusive premieres as part of this year’s Australian and International selection. 

      Last Friday, the official festival hub opened its doors to all festival attendees and the public who have the opportunity to swing by and have a closer look at excerpts from this year’s programme, along with some exciting projects, installations and VR short film presentations. 

      The Hub is located at Sydney’s Lower Town Hall and will be open to the general public throughout the festival. Here are some snaps from the launching event. 


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    • 06/14/16--17:25: Mifa opens today
    • Mifa Special Events

      A Buyer's Insight into French Animation

      French animation as seen by buyers representing leading European, North and Latin American broadcasting companies.

      Friday 17 June 10:00 → 11:30 - L'Impérial Palace Ravel A&B

       
      Autodesk -

      Autodesk Shotgun Presentation

      Autodesk Shotgun is a pipeline management toolset for teams of all sizes working in VFX, animation and video games.

      Thursday 16 June 14:00 → 15:30 - L'Impérial Palace Berlioz A&B
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      • China Animation Market - Opportunity, Funding and Distribution

        Representatives from different Chinese companies will present an overview of the China Animation Film Market.

        Friday 17 June 09:30 → 11:00 - L'Impérial Palace Berlioz A&B

         
      CNC -
      CNC Panel Discussion: What Opportunities Are There for French Programmes Abroad?

      This CNC panel discussion will consider the role of French programmes abroad.

      Wednesday 15 June 16:00 → 17:30 - L'Impérial Palace Tente impériale

       

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      DreamWorks Feature, DreamWorks TV & Oriental DreamWorks Recruiting Presentation

      Come and chat with recruiters from different DreamWorks departments: DreamWorks Feature, DreamWorks TV and Oriental DreamWorks.

      Wednesday 15 June 11:30 → 13:30 - L'Impérial Palace Berlioz A&B

       

      European Animation Awards' General Assembly

      The "European Animation Awards" would like to reward the animation industry by being the main event throughout 40 countries.

      Tuesday 14 June 15:00 → 17:00 - L'Impérial Palace Verdi A&B

       

      European Film Forum Annecy 2016 - Europe's Animation Industry: How Do We Build Scale?

      A vital part of the European audiovisual sector, the animation industry has successes and challenges alike.

      Wednesday 15 June 14:30 → 17:30 - L'Impérial Palace Verdi A&B

       

      Meet the Festival Programmers

      Launched in 2015 as a part of the Mifa's 30th anniversary celebrations, "Meet the Festival Programmers" incarnates the desire of film institute representatives attending the Mifa to get together with film programmers participating in the Festival.

       

      Meet the Funds

      Designed to be an exclusive place for discussion, Meet the Funds is a private gathering for project leaders selected for the Mifa Pitches and regional and national funding organisations.

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      Pixar Animation Studios Recruitment Presentations

      Come and meet with the Pixar Recruiting Team.

       

      Putting the Charm Back into French Animated Series: From Writing to Technical and Artistic Design

      Come and find out the current, past and future state of affairs on the creation of original animated series in France.

      Thursday 16 June 16:00 → 17:30 - L'Impérial Palace Ravel A&B

       

       

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      Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Animation Talent Search

      Join our panel of animation talent recruiters from Europe and the USA as they talk about what they look for in new talent.

      Thursday 16 June 14:00 → 15:30 - L'Impérial Palace Ravel A&B

       

       

      AGrAF -

      Speed Dating for Graphic Artists and Writers organised by AGrAF

      Take part in the "Speed Dating for Graphic Artists and Writers" to find work colleagues for your projects.

      Thursday 16 June 16:30 → 18:30 - L'Impérial Palace Berlioz A&B

       

      The Best of All Worlds: Configuring International Animation Co-Production for Success - A Case Study

      This case study will give you the keys to a successful international animation co-production.

      Wednesday 15 June 09:30 → 11:00 - L'Impérial Palace Berlioz A&B

       


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      Wishing you much success in Annecy!

      Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:     Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  RSS                                                                                                                                       

      Mifa opens today

       

      After celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the Mifa is set to be an amazing year once again with an even bigger exhibition space to continue hosting companies with stands and the ever-increasing number of delegates. With delegations visiting for the first time from Turkey, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and New Zealand, and the Animation du Monde pitch sessions for projects from emerging markets becoming a regular event, the Mifa has an even greater international feel about it. Share W...
       

      Open Gateway to Vancouver at Canada Pavilion


      Vancouver aggressively seeks to talent at Annecy fill more than 800animation  jobs, and local film is major award contender.
      The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is glad to be back for our third year at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market! The VEC storms Annecy alongside nine studios – a sample of the healthy digital media, VFX and animation ecosystem in Vancouver – to connect to an international market of professionals, seek new opportunities for collaboration, and to showcase Vancouver’s robust animation portfolio. One of the VEC’s key purposes at Annecy ...MORE I Contacts in Annecy I Booth at Canada Pavilion
       

      Very warm German Animation Receptionin Annecy

      ... despite weather a very successfull reception at L’Oasis (Auberge du Bessard in Sevrier). ...
       

       

      Bilal comes to Annecy screening in official selection

      Ayman Jamal, the producer and codirector of Bilal, is in Annecy to present his film in official selection to the world of Animation. He noted in his introduction speech how he remembered when 3 years ago most of producers he met told him it would be impossible to fulfill his dream and make a film coming from nowhere (no studio in Dubai) and without talking animals. He feels special and proud sharing the finished film with audiences.   MONDAY JUNE 13 - 4.00 pm Tuesday June 14 - 6.00 p...

      Video: Keynote : Aardman à 40 ans / Aardman at 40

      Peter Lord & David Sproxton - Annecy 2016  / Une keynote pour retracer une formidable odyssée de 40 ans A speech covering a 40-year-long journey ...
       

      Louise en hiver preview in Annecy

        The 1st cartoon feature film 100% made in Brittany, by Jean-François Laguionie, supported by the Breizh Film Fund   Jean-François Laguionie, the well know French author of cartoon films, presents in world preview on 15 June 2016 at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Louise en hiver (Louise in winter), his fifth feature film which will be released in cinemas on 23 November 2016. Louise en hiver is produced by JPL Films...
       

      In This Corner of the World Powerful Manga-Inspired Feature to Screen in Festival’s ‘Works in Progress’ Program

      London-Based Anime Company’s Powerful Manga-Inspired Feature to Screen in Festival’s ‘Works in Progress’ Program       
       

      Studio Focus at MIFA

      An Approach to Animated Characters in Commercials Julien Vallet, Head of Creative and Motion Design studio will introduce Mikros' history and a production aspect of some key "commercials". Monday 13 June 16:00 → 17:15 - Salle Pierre Lamy     Animation at Warner Bros. Discover Warner Animation Group (WAG). Tuesday 14 June 1...
       

      Les Espoirs de l'animation 2016 Award Winners announced June 16

       
      The 2016 winners of the contest for students in French animation schools to produce commissioned shorts will be announced at the Mifa. 47 short films were made by students from six animation schools in France (La Poudrière, l'EMCA, l'ESAAT, Émile Cohl, Rubika and Estienne) for "les Espoirs de l'animation". "All for One Planet and One Planet for All" was the theme of the 15th edition of this contest organised by the 3 youth channels Gulli,...
       

      The Best of All Worlds: Configuring International Animation Co-Production for Success in Annecy

       
      Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids are pleased to invite you to attend a panel at MIFA during Annecy.   The Best of All Worlds: Configuring International Animation Co-Production for Success  This case study will give you the keys to a successful international animation co-production.   Wednesday, June 15th 9:30AM to 11:00AM L'Impérial Palace Berlioz A&B        The production and commissi...
       

      Sessions and Demos at Annecy showcasing the best of Google Spotlight Stories

      Please join our talented team of creative filmmakers for sessions and demos at Annecy showcasing the best of Google Spotlight Stories from   RAIN OR SHINE Directed by Felix Massie   PEARL Directed by Patrick Osborne   SPECIAL DELIVERY Directed by Tim Ruffle Here’s where you can see and hear about Google Spotlight Stories at Annecy:   Monday, June 13th 6:00 – 7:15pm – “Once Upon a Time in 360°” Focus Studio Sess...
       

      Tokyo Metropolitan Government comes to MIFA with Fantastic show!

        Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), the municipal government of one of the biggest animation center in the world comes to MIFA (June 15-17, during Annecy International Animation Film Festival) with some fantastic shows of Tokyo base 4 animation studios!   ...
       
       

      Norwegian films at Annecy

       
      Short Films Out of Competition 3         The Boyg (Bøygen) Director: Kristian P...
       
       

      Swiss Animation in Annecy

      My life as a courgette and much more checck the features and shorts from Siwtzerland presented in Annecy : New Swiss animated features and shorts, upcoming films, festival favourites and films in production   ...
       

      World Premiere of Yalda - short film - Annecy official competition

        presents Yalda A short film by Roshanak Roshan   Official selection Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy World Premiere Short fi...
       
       

      Video: ANNECY 2016 overview...video

       
       
       
       
       

      Studio Campedelli & Cosmos-Maya announce their Co-Production, Atchoo

      Out of the box animation comedy that has Rai TV Italy primary partner & broadcaster, is already into production with multiple other deals in Europe   Milan based Studio Campedelli & Singapore and India based Cosmos-Maya today unveiled their new project ‘Atchoo’ to the media at MIFA this year. The show has been pre-sold to Rai TV Italy, & tells the story of Teo, a 9 year old boy who has a strange way of expressing his emotions; he turns into an animal, every time ...
       

      BILAL, on the festival path, stops in Annecy

      After a successfull presentation in Cannes Bilal comes to Annecy. A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is 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.   Great coverage on&n...
       

      Feature Films in competition

       
      Festival Official selection screening In competition Feature Films Short Films Graduation Films TV Films Commissioned Films Out of competition Feature Films Short Films Screening Events Shorts & Breakfast...
       

      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 ...
       

      Full Program for Annecy 2016: Out of Competition films

       
      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 ...
       
       
       

      Les français sont à l'honneur à Annecy

      Focus sur la France, le Canada, la Flandre and Tokyo

      Canada : pleins feux sur la créativité, la diversité et l'innovation Le secteur de l'animation est une industrie majeure au Canada. Jeudi 16 Juin 14h30 → 16h00 - L'Impérial Palace Tente impériale     Focus sur l'animation en Flan...
       

       

       

      Disney et Pixar présenteront des images exclusives de leurs nouvelles productions à Annecy

      Le 17 Juin au Festival International du film d’Animation d’Annecy 2016 les studios d’animation Disney et Pixar présenteront des images exclusives de leurs nouvelles productions ! ·         Les studios d’animation Walt Disney reviennent au Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy avec le célèbre duo de réalisateurs Ron Clements et John Musker (LA PETITE SIR&Egra...
       

      Construire un feu est à Annecy avec son producteur

      « To Build a Fire »   Director : Fx Goby   Format : DCP 4K 5.1   13 minutes     Composite Films En coproduction avec Nexus Productions Fx Goby Films & Pictures Carabine Productions   Avec la participation de France Télévisions   Chef animateur : Christian Boving-Andersen Animation 2D : Matt Timms Directeur Artistique : Tristan Ménard Avec la voix de Tony Fish Musique o...
       

      3 tables-rondes pour penser l'animation: le CNC au Festival International d'Animation d'Annecy 2016

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      A l’occasion du Festival international d’animation d’Annecy qui, cette année, met la France à l’honneur, le CNC proposera trois tables rondes sur place :   Le mardi 14 juin, de 17h30 à 18h45, une table ronde historique intitulée : « Le tournant de l’animation française des années 80 à nos jours ». Les intervenants, notamment Jac...
       

      Les œuvres du Disney Art Challenge exposées à Annecy du 13 au 18 juin

      Créé en 2013, sur une initiative originale de The Walt Disney Company France en partenariat avec le RECA (Réseau des Ecoles de Cinéma d'Animation), le Disney Art Challenge est devenu un évènement de référence pour les talents de demain qui permet aux lauréats d’obtenir la reconnaissance de grands artistes de l’animation, de professionnels et de journalistes passionnés d’animation, mais aussi d...
       

      L'animation bretonne à Annecy

      Télécharger le dossier de presse en suivant ce lien.   ...
       

      Adhérents d’Imaginove et acteurs de la filière de l’animation fortement mobilisés et représentés au Marché International du Fil

      Près de 2 700 professionnels français et internationaux de l’industrie de l’animation sont attendus pour cette nouvelle édition du MIFA du 15 au 17 juin 2016 à Annecy.   Une vitrine internationale que n’aurait pas manqué cette année encore les 24 sociétés et 4 écoles adhérentes du Pôle de compétitivité des contenus et usages numériques en Auvergne-&nbs...
       

      5 séances de Pitchs au MIFA

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      5 séances de Pitchs pour découvrir les 36 projets sélectionnés (sur 412 soumis) et être parmi les premiers à repérer les travaux de ces jeunes talents et à les accompagner !    Une programmation riche par sa diversité de genres, de techniques et d'origines géographiques, renforcée cette année encore par le dispositif Animation du Monde, qui posera un regard sur la cré...
       

       

      Réseau Canopé et CITIA décident d’agir ensemble pour l’éducation à l’image.

      Réseau Canopé et CITIA, structure organisatrice du Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy et du MIFA, décident d’agir ensemble pour l’éducation à l’image. Une convention-cadre sera signée le mardi 14 juin 2016 à 13h30 sur la Terrasse presse Mifa (Impérial Palace) par Jean-Marc Merriaux, directeur général de Réseau Canopé, et Patrick Eveno, directeur de CITIA...
       

      Open Gateway to Vancouver at Canada Pavilion

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      The thirteenth BH film festival was held at the Anthology Film Archives and the School of Visual Arts from May 25-28.  Opening the festival, a film forum was held for the first time at the Anthology, presenting two non –competitive documentaries, Faruk Sokolovic’s 2015  No Excuses  and the  2015 100 Million Dollar House by Reshad Kulenovic. They covered severe human rights violations in the Balkans and the West Bank and were followed by an expert panel on the development of Bosnian cinema from the national to transnational frameworks. During the three days session at the School of Visual Arts 14 productions were shown in the competition selected from more than 60 submissions. They included feature films, documentaries and short films with Q & A sessions by the director of Our Everyday Life, Ines Tanovic, its producer Alem Babic, and the actor Uliks Fehmilu.  Productions for the festival were submitted by filmmakers from Bosnia-Herzegovina but also others focusing on BH themes. The BHFF fest is organized by two New York based non – profit organizations, the Voice of Bosnia and Hercegovina and the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The festival is supported by the Association of Filmmakers in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Foundation of Cinematography Sarajevo and private sponsors.  It has the objective of showing contemporary, political, and cultural issues of that country, is the only platform in the New York metropolitan area for films from Bosnia-Herzegovina and serves to expand its audience base. Golden Apple Awards were bestowed on the best documentary, I can Speak (Mirza Skenderagic), the best short film, Damaged Goods (Nermin Hamzagic) and the best feature Tigers  (Danis Tanovic).  The audience award for best picture went to Our Everyday Life (Ines Tanovic) which was also honored by the jury with a special recognition.

      The Association of Filmmakers of BH is the principal force encouraging filmmaking  in that region and had 108 members in 2015. Its members have received numerous prestigious awards over the past 14 years including the Oscar, the Tiger Award (Rotterdam), the Leopard (Locarno), the Golden Bear (Berlin), and the Critic’s Grand Prix (Cannes) to name but a few.  Because most of the submissions to New York’s BHFF come from members of the Association, the high quality of the few productions selected are not surprising. Bosnia-Herzegovina is a small country, has no film industry and produced 51 films last year including two feature films. There were only four minority co-productions and one international production where that country partnered as a principal for, Blood of My  Blood (Marco Bellocchio). Last year Bosnia-Herzegovina joined film promoting agencies of the European Union and should therefore be able to expand its limited film making resources.

       To discuss some of the noteworthy productions screened in the competition:

      Lionheart, Sabrina Begovic, Coric, 2015

      Periods of turmoil, fractured borders, broken security, corruption and economic deprivations created a ready terrain for human trafficking as has been the case in much of the Balkans after the 1990s and specifically in Bosnia. With the expansion of the European Union, an influx of East European women involved in the sex trade has been characteristic for affluent West European countries. Prostitution for most women is not voluntary but a result of trafficking where impoverished women looking for a better life become victims of the highly profitable sex trade.  Lionheart offers a first person account of a woman tricked into the sex trade who after severe abuse escapes into an equally oppressive marriage but is able to eventually to free herself. 

       

      Picnic, Jure Pavlovic, 2015

      In this 13 minute short the conflictual relation between a youngster and his father and its momentary resolution is revealed in a brief encounter the father is allowed during a visit at his son’s institution. Though the source of the conflict remains unknown and the son’s lifestyle is rejected by the father an underlying emotional bond creates harmony when the meeting comes to an end. The initial hostility fades and the separation when they part is painful to both of them. Picnic is a sensitive and subdued, but effective, depiction of the father-son relation.

       

      No One’s Child, Vuk Rsumovic, 2014 

      The narrative of this impressive feature reminds viewers of Francoise Truffaut’s film The Wild Child and is also based on a true story covering the transformation change of a feral child over four-year period. In a winter of the late 80s, in Bosnia Herzegovina’s mountains, Serbian hunters find a boy in the forest of who seems to have been living among wolves. He moves on his hands and feet, can only express guttural sounds and fights the people trying to save him. Institutionalized in an orphanage in Belgrade and named Haris he is diagnosed as completely lacking social abilities. He acts spontaneously on instincts and impulses and for the experts has virtually no chance to become human. As in Truffaut’s film featuring a feral boy, Haris is also slowly socialized in basic communication and skills. But it is not a professional helping him but an understanding roommate Zika who defends him against the staff and bullying children. Through the depiction of Haris becoming human, of the orphanage, and of his exploration of the outside world after he graduates Rsumovic provides a realistic understanding of the conflictual society Haris has entered. He also touches on the importance of  and individual’s personal and national identity formation.  Because he is Bosnian Haris is forced to leave the orphanage by orders of the Bosnian authorities in the early nineties and to return there though that society is now torn by civil war.  Having no place to go to he is forced to join the local militia and becomes a child soldier. Escaping he ends up lonely on the grounds in a wintery forest with a wolf observing him from the distance.  Haris the feral child has come full circle rejoining his past.  At the Venice Film Festival Rsumovic received the International Critics’ Week award for the best film and several other prices for his authentic and lucid presentation.

      Tigers, Danis Tanovic, 2014

      Directed by the noted film maker Tanovic, who received an Oscar for No One’s Land and a Silver Bear for An Episode in the Life of an Ironmaker, Tigers is a fact based, eye-opening, documentary-style feature film about a whistle blowing salesman who takes on the giant international Nestle corporation for selling baby formula in Pakistan. Though Nestle has consistently denied responsibility, the baby formula can be fatal if used with dirty water. In Tigers Nestle, referred to with the pseudonym Lasta in the film to avoid legal issues, is willing to engage in any and all action needed to retain and expand its markets. Given the high birth rate and the lack of access to clean water for most of the population in Pakistan and other similar countries the sale of baby formula is a deadly and incredibly lucrative undertaking. The salesman Ayan receives from Lasta cash to ingratiate himself to pediatricians and their staff through presents and scores richly rewarded high sales until a doctor shows him footage of dying and disabled infants who had taken the Lasta baby formula. As he observes this firsthand when visiting a slum and the impoverished people living there. They cannot buy clean water for the formula but are also influenced by the totally fallacious advertising that baby formula improves their children’s health. Played convincingly by the well-known Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, Ayan engages in a fight with Lasta, resigns his position as a salesman and prepares a documented report for the World Health Organization.  But no action is taken. To the contrary, he is advised by a military general that in Pakistan Lasta and economic interests essentially control decision making. He is briefly imprisoned, receives death threats for him and his family, has to hide, and moves his wife and child to the safer countryside. No one listens to his pleas that inaction means death for more and more infants. He is eventually forced to leave the country for Canada.  Approached by a large German television station to participate in a documentary on the deadly infant formula scandal he agrees to collaborate. His interactions with the producers provide the framework for Tigers.  Lacking moral courage German television refuses to show the documentary for fear of being sued. After living close to a decade exiled in Canada, Ayan is joined by his family and makes a living as a taxi driver. Nestle still sells baby formula in Pakistan.  This is unfortunately unsurprising given the power of large international corporations. The opening sequence of the film sets the tone. It transcribes the 1978 off screen exchange between Senator Robert Kennedy and a representative of a baby formula company. Though the consequences of the formula on infants’ death in developing countries are acknowledged by the representative any corporate responsibility is denied with the justification that providing clean water is the responsibility of local governments.

       

      With its small selection of films the Bosnia Herzegovina festival has broadened the interest in issue oriented productions from that region meeting international standards.

       

       

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      Jeffrey Katzenberg attends Guillermo del Toro Masterclass in Annecy

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      Revelation Perth International Film Festival will extend its successful nineteenth season with Rev Rewind, three days of encore screenings from the festival.

       
      Rev Rewind will run for three days from 18-20 July and will feature five of the most popular films screened during Revelation’s ten day season, which concludes on Sunday 17 July.
       
      Leading the encores will beWeiner, the story of an American politician caught up in a sexting scandal, alongside the Italian drama Suburra.
       
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      The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will dedicate a retrospective to the French director Jacques Becker

       

       

      Jacques Becker, who was born and died in Paris (1906-1960), only made thirteen feature films in a relatively short period of time, between 1942 and 1960. However this baggage small in number but prolific in important titles such as Casque d’Or (Golden Helmet, 1952), Touchez pas au grisbi (Hands Off the Loot, 1954) and Le Trou (The Hole, 1960) was more than enough to earn Becker consideration as one of the essential names of the evolution of French cinema.

      Communist in his beliefs, although he never made social cinema in the strict sense of the word, Becker trained in the cinema of the Popular Front and worked as an assistant to Jean Renoir. His influences came both from the work of the author of La grande illusion (Grand Illusion, 1937), one of the eight films by Renoir on which Becker worked as an assistant, and from the classic North American movies made prior to World War II. He was a huge fan of King Vidor and Howard Hawks, for example. His style stemmed from a sort of classicism, soon moving into modernity, refining itself at neck-breaking speed during the occupation and post-war period. It comes as no surprise that the majority of the influential Cahiers du cinéma critics always defended him as being one of the few directors saved from the generalised attack on French post-war cinema: for Truffaut, Godard and company, enemies of academicism, Becker was always on a par with his mentor Renoir, with Jean Cocteau, Jean-Pierre Melville, Max Ophüls, Robert Bresson and Jacques Tati.

      A lover of detail and meticulous both when recreating periods in the studio or shooting outdoors, stylist of the mise-en-scène and creator of unrepeatable atmospheres such as the romantic and violent Casque d’Or (Golden Helmet), Becker practiced impressionism and realism equally, paying as much attention to the historical periods of his tales as he did to the psychology of his characters. The Cahiers du cinéma critics saw in him the modernity that they themselves would put into practice on moving into production as part of the Nouvelle vague. His early days were anything but easy. Prior to his official debut with Dernier atout (1942), Becker made a couple of shorts, participated in a collective documentary promoted by the French Communist Party on the Popular Front electoral campaign – La vie est à nous (1936), with the collaboration of Jean Renoir and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among others – and began the shooting of L’or du Cristobal (Cristobal’s Gold, 1940), finished by Jean Stelli and for which Becker never felt responsible.

      While the spectator will find all kinds of different genres in his cinema, none of his films fully correspond to the codes of a specific category, despite being based on notions as obvious as comedy – Antoine etAntoinette (Antoine and Antoinette, 1947), Rendez-vous de juillet (Rendezvous in July, 1949), Édouard et Caroline (Edward and Caroline 1951); melodramas with Goupi mains rouges (1943), Falbalas (Paris Frills, 1945), Rue de l’Estrapade (1953); gangster movies with Touchez pas au grisbi, an exceptional detective story with Jean Gabin and Casque d’Or (Golden Helmet), a fabulous portrayal of the Paris underworld in the early 20th century, with Simone Signoret and Serge Reggiani; the artistic biopic Montparnasse 19 (The Lovers of Montparnasse, 1958), a peculiar look at the last two years in the life of painter Amedeo Modigliani and the tale of a prison escape to which he gave, with Le Trou (The Hole), what was perhaps the masterpiece of the genre. One of the strongest characteristics of his style is the reinvention of codes and formats. He also made movies of more popular roots with a film of exotic adventures starring Fernandel, Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, 1954), and another of mystery and sophisticated white-gloved thieves, Les aventures d’Arsène Lupin (The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, 1957).

      Becker died on 21st February 1960, a month before the French premiere of his posthumous work, Le Trou (The Hole). His remains rest in Montparnasse cemetery. He had two sons, the filmmaker Jean Becker and the director of photography Étienne Becker, who died in 1995. In the last years of his life, Jacques Becker was married to the actress Françoise Fabian.

      The retrospective, including all of Becker’s feature films, half of which were never commercially released in Spain, is organised by the San Sebastian Festival in collaboration with the Spanish Film Archive. To complete the season, a book will be published about the director, coordinated by Quim Casas.

       

       

       

       

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      A poster portraying the San Sebastian Festival as a meeting point is the image of the 64th edition

      Its author is San Sebastian designer Jorge Elósegui, from Estudio Primo


       

      The Newton Auditorium at the Eureka! Zientzia Museoa was the setting for presentation of the new image for the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. For the first time, ten prestigious studios were invited to create the Official Selection poster. The Festival management committee has selected the proposal submitted by Jorge Elósegui, from Estudio Primo, highlighting the idea of the Festival as a meeting point.

      “The poster refers to the Festival as a meeting point for industry professionals, journalists and spectators”, described Elósegui. This is a poster which is “colourful, lively yet elegant thanks to the careful use made of the typographies”, with “a strong hand-crafted component”. All of the characters are cut out manually, and the textures and doodles generated both for the figures and for the background endeavour to make the image “richer, more organised and dynamic”. One of the creator’s intentions was to promote connection between the poster and the other applications, particularly the header screened prior to the films which, as a spectator, he believes to be “the most magical moment” of the Festival. “It is interesting for the poster and the header to support one another in order to create something powerful from the graphic and communicative point of view”, the author explained.

      Estudio Primo is a spin-off of San Sebastian’s Primo collective which, since its foundation in 2002, has been dedicated to publishing records and fanzines while organising exhibitions and fiestas, among other activities. In recent years, Elósegui has created the posters for festivals running in the city, such as Surfilm and Dock of the Bay.  

      The meeting also included display of the winning proposals of the poster competition called by the Festival for the New Directors, Horizontes Latinos, Pearls, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera and Culinary Cinema sections. Open to graphic designers all over the world, 482 authors submitted 1,692 proposals for this 4th edition. A jury consisting of the Managing Director of Donostia Kultura, Jaime Otamendi, the Director of the San Sebastian 2016 cultural programme, Xabier Payá, the Deputy Directors of the Festival, Maialen Beloki and Lucía Olaciregui, and the Festival Director, José Luis Rebordinos, chose five posters conceived in La Paz (Bolivia), Estella, Caracas (Venezuela), San Sebastian and Lleida, finding their inspiration in subjects such as the vertigo of doing something those first times, the relationship between technology and passion, the emotion of discovering a gem, the free flight of a bird or the films of Esther Williams. 

      New Directors: VUELA (fly)

      Author: Marco Tóxico

      BIOGRAPHY

      Marco Antonio Guzmán (La Paz, Bolivia, 1982) has created covers for records, books and magazines, illustrations for press and publications. He designed the official poster of the Montreal International Film Festival in 2014, and last year his poster Tuberías 3 was selected as the official image of the Zabaltegi section.

      DESCRIPTION

      The poster represents “the vertigo of doing something those first times”. According to the Bolivian artist, chosen as one of the ten best illustrators by the COW International Design Festival, “starting to film, starting to create, has a strong component of leaping into the void and finding out whether or not you can fly”.

      Horizontes latinos: UNA MIRADA A TRAVÉS (A look through)

      Author: Concepción Domingo Ragel

      BIOGRAPHY

      Concepción Domingo, a designer from Madrid living in Estella (Navarre), discovered her vocation in 2009, proceeding to launch her professional career under her own label, Inkice, which has earned her awards and acknowledgements at home and abroad.

      DESCRIPTION

      In the words of the designer, the poster combines “technology”, in the shape of a projector with a turning reel, and “passion”, represented by a woman’s hair. The image contains two visions, reflected by human faces which “envelop the central eye, expression of that critical, passionate and original look at Latin American cinema”.

      perlak: CAMPO PERLADO (PEARLY FIELD)

      Author: Raxel Andara

      BIOGRAPHY

      Raxel Osbaldo Andara Graterol is a 19-year-old from Venezuela, winner of three FILA (Festival Imaginario de Las Artes) awards in 2014 and finalist last year in the Ciclo Siete sustainable design competition. He is currently in his fourth semester of studying Social Communication at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas.

      DESCRIPTION

      Campo perlado evokes in the spectator the impression of having discovered a cinematographic gem. “It endeavours to represent the feeling of observing a cinema pearl in its full splendour, where its well-polished hits and its small but interesting misses come together in a conglomeration of sensations”, he explains.

      Zabaltegi-Tabakalera: PÁJARO EN EL CIELO (bird in the sky)

      Author: Maite Rosende Gutierrez

      BIOGRAPHY

      Maite Rosende (San Sebastian, 1991) passed an advanced qualification in Mural Painting before deciding to study illustration and complete her training with graphic design, photography and video editing. Last year, her poster entitled Mi horizonte was chosen as the image of Horizontes Latinos.

      DESCRIPTION

      For Maite Rosende, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera is a “section open to an enormously wide variety of film proposals, where there are no formal rules or limits in regard to subject matter”, which is why, in this poster, “it is represented with a bird that spreads its wings ready to fly away, free”.

      Culinary Zinema: CALEIDOSCOPIO (kaleidoscope)

      Author: Antonio Pontí Ibars

      BIOGRAPHY

      Antoni Pontí Ibars (Lleida, 1966) is a creator specialising in graphic design, photography, art directing and costume design for cinema and advertising. The Catalan artist designed the official poster of the 61st edition (Óptico) and the image of Horizontes Latinos for the 60th edition (Latin City).

      DESCRIPTION

      The image contains “the movement and rhythm” typical of kitchens, “places of frantic work disciplines”. This concept is represented as “a dance of colours, shapes and flavours”, articulated into patterns taking as their reference “the zenithal figures of Esther Williams’ films”, explained Toni Pontí.

      Savage Cinema: INGRAVIDEZ (WEIGHTLESSNES)

      Author: Carlos Mauricio

      BIOGRAPHY

      Savage Cinema, the adventure and action sports film section created in 2013 in collaboration with Red Bull Media House, has as its author the art director and graphic designer from Galicia, Carlos Mauricio (Maurix), who has been creating works for companies and studios all over the world since 1998.

      DESCRIPTION

      “Going beyond sports challenges, we talk about flying, imagining, about the weightlessness of a very small figure who merges into his environment”, explains the author. The idea is to “remove the distance between the actor/sportsperson and the spectator and open the section to everyone, a section often telling stories of lives that extend beyond exploits to place their actors in scenarios and situations that everyone can identify with”.

      Retrospectives

      The posters of the classic and thematic retrospectives have been created by the San Sebastian Festival and Eurosíntesis.
      The image of The Act of Killing. Cinema and global violence season, which offers a selection of films helping to analyse situations of violence occurring all over the world, takes as its basis a photograph from the film Johnny Mad Dog, directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. For its part, the poster for the retrospective on Jacques Becker, one of the most brilliant links between post-war French cinema and the Nouvelle vague, comes from the shoot of Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves).

      Also presented were the promotional clips of the retrospectives, created by Carlos Rodríguez at Morgan Creativos.

       

      SPECIAL MENTIONS

      The Jury of the poster competition also decided to make a series of special mentions in five categories of the competition:

      Special mentions – New Directors

       

      The New, by Joanna Stefanowicz

      Aupa, by Jorge de Juan Martínez

      Hasta dos, by Carlos Muñoz Sánchez

       

      Special mentions – Horizontes Latinos

       

      El horizonte no es plano, by Olatz Díaz Fernández

      Nuevo horizonte, by Antoni Pontí

      Cruz de Fuentes, by Petros Voulgaris

       

      Special mentions – Perlak

      Watermelon, by Andoni Tebar Gaztambide

      Ojo de perla, by Maite Rosende Gutiérrez

      Dressing room, by Petros Voulgaris

      Fish, by Lena Mozejewska

      Special mentions – Zabaltegi - Tabakalera

      Open Veins, by Petros Voulgaris

      Zabaltegi 6, by TGA+

      Letras, by Sathira Imaduwage

      Zinfinity, by Nicolás Saborido Cifuentes

      Special mentions – Culinary Zinema

       

      Culinary_Zinema_1, by TGA +

      Ardamos, by Marco Tóxico

      Milou, by Petros Voulgaris

       

      Early sale of gala tickets

      Like last year, a limited number of tickets are now available for the opening and closing galas of the 64th edition. The Zinemaldi ticket system allows the purchase of two tickets per gala. On purchasing their tickets on the Festival website, users will receive a receipt to be exchanged for the physical tickets at the Zinemaldi Plaza ticket desks from September 11 onwards.

      SPONSORS AND CONTRIBUTORS

      The Festival is possible thanks to the contributions and enthusiasm of many people and companies, including:

      • TVE, GAS NATURAL FENOSA and MOVISTAR +, Official Festival Sponsors.
      • KUTXABANK, Official Collaborator and Sponsor of the Kutxabank-New Directors Award.
      • AUDI, Official Collaborator and Official Vehicle.
      • BASQUE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS, for its support of the INDUSTRY CLUB and of the EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM.
      • THE EUROPEAN UNION CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA SUB-PROGRAMME, for its support of the Industry Club.
      • IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME, for its collaboration with FILMS IN PROGRESS.
      • BASQUE CULINARY CENTER, Co-organiser of the Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy section.
      • CULINARY CINEMA of the Berlin Festival, Collaborator with the Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy section.
      • NESPRESSO, Official Festival Coffee and sponsor of the Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy section.
      • TOKYO GOHAN FILM FESTIVAL, Sponsor of the Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy section.
      • RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE, Co-organiser of the Savage Cinema section.
      • TABAKALERA-INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, Co-organiser of the International Film Students Meeting and sponsor of the Zabaltegi – Tabakalera Award.
      • AECID-SPANISH AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Festival Collaborator.
      • IRIZAR, Sponsor of the Zinemira section and the Irizar Basque Film Award.
      • TCM, Sponsor of the TCM Zinemaldia Meetings.
      • EL DIARIO VASCO, which will be present at the screenings in the Velodrome.
      • JAEGER-LeCOULTRE, Sponsor of the Festival.
      • KELER, Official Festival beer of the Festival. del Festival
      • HISPASAT, Sponsor of the Festival.
      • PERRIER JOUËT, Official Festival champagne.
      • EITB, Collaborator with the Zinemira section and with the Basque Film Gala.
      • IBAIA and EPE-APV, Collaborator with the Zinemira section.
      • CULTURARTS-IVAC (VALENCIA), BASQUE FILM ARCHIVE AND SAN TELMO MUSEUM, collaborators of the cycle The Act of Killing. Cinema and Global Violence.
      • SPANISH FILM ARCHIVE, Co-organiser of the Jacques Becker cycle.
      • SGAE FOUNDATION, Collaborator of Made in Spain.
      • ORONA FOUNDATION, Sponsor of the Festival and the Orona Award.
      • EROSKI, Festival collaborator.
      • We would also like to say thanks for their support to: GRUPO SADE, MAC, RAMIRO MATA, DISDIRA and FNAC.
      • SAN SEBASTIAN EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2016, Festival collaborator and co-organiser of the cycle The Act of Killing. Cinema and global violence.

      And the members of the Board of Administrators of the Sociedad Anónima Festival de San Sebastián: Spanish Government Ministry of Culture, Basque Government Department of Culture, Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and San Sebastian City Council.

       

       

       


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      Wednesday July 13, the official program for the 69° Festival del film Locarno was announced.

      Download the full press kit.

      The award to Bill Pullman (Excellence Award Moët & Chandon) was also announced today.

      Those attending Locarno will include: Mario Adorf, Stefan Arndt, Dario Argento, Yuri Ancarani, Gemma Arterton, Lionel Baier, Nathalie Baye, Joel Basman, Jacob Berger, Paulo Branco, Mélanie Bernier, Júlio Bressane, João Botelho, Bastien Bouillon, Jean-Stéphane Bron, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Julie Corman, Roger Corman, Clotilde Courau, Tizza Covi, Emmanuelle Devos, Roxane Duran, Rainer Frimmel, Paz Alicia Garciadiego, Louis Garrel, Kiko Goifman, Douglas Gordon, Dominik Graf, Samir Guesmi, Josef Hader, Isabelle Huppert, Dain Iskandar Said, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Carla Juri, Dave Johns, David Linde, Giulia Lazzarini, Ken Loach, Jonas Mekas, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, Frédéric Mermoud, Kate Moran, Milagros Mumenthaler, Yousry Nasrallah, Bulle Ogier, Angeliki Papoulia, Antonin Peretjatko, Franco Piavoli, Matías Piñeiro, Nicola Piovani, Rafi Pitts, Bill Pullman, Edgar Reitz, Arturo Ripstein, João Pedro Rodrigues, Axelle Ropert, Nicholas Saputra, Angela Schanelec, Maria Schrader, Shahrbanoo Sadat, Cornelia Seitler, Howard Shore, Nicolas Steiner, Jean-François Stévenin, Barbara Sukowa, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jeremy Thomas, WANG Bing, Ruth Waldburger, Sean Price Williams and Midi Z.

      The program, with the selection of films, guests and events can be consulted on the website PardoLive, under the following rubrics.

      Piazza Grande: 16 features screened on the Piazza Grande, the open-air cinema that can host up to 8,000 viewers every night.

      Concorso internazionale: 17 feature films, all of them as world premieres, competing for the Pardo d'oro.

      Concorso Cineasti del presente: the competition dedicated to new discoveries, consists of 15 first or second films, 13 of them as world premieres.

      Signs of Life: this new section explores cinema at the frontiers, with new narrative forms and formal innovations. 

      Fuori concorso: for work from established masters and directors of international renown.

      Pardi di domani: the competitions for short films.

      Histoire(s) du cinéma: film history presented by its protagonists.

      Retrospettiva: the retrospective is dedicated to Cinema in the young Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1963.

      Open Doors: a three year focus on eight countries in South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

      During the press conference, Festival President Marco Solari announced an improvement in the Festival’s organization, intended to enhance the event's infrastructure. The Executive Board has appointed Nadia Dresti — currently Delegate of the Artistic Director and Head of International — to the post of Deputy Artistic Direction, and Raphaël Brunschwig, Head of Sponsorship, to that of Deputy COO. For the meantime they will maintain their current responsibilities. The appointments ratified by the Board on July 12 will take effect as of January 1, 2017. During the same meeting, the Board of Directors accepted the Presidency’s proposal to extend the contract of the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian until 2020.

      The 69th edition of the Festival del film Locarno takes place 3 – 13 August, 2016.


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