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    © Thessaloniki International Film Festival photo archive

     

     

    The first edition of the Industry Academy in the South Eastern Europe & Mediterranean will take place in Thessaloniki from 7 – 11 November, 2016.

     

    The Festival del film Locarno and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival announced today the launch of a new joint initiative in the South Eastern European Countries. After completing successful editions in Mexico, Brazil and New York, Locarno plans to extend the initiative to Thessaloniki, with a pilot edition that will take place from 7 – 11 November 2016 at the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 4 – 13 November, 2016.

    The participants of the Locarno Industry Academy International in Thessaloniki will take part in a workshop during which they can truly interact, share experiences, screen films, meet with international key players for discussions, case study presentations and group works. They will also have the opportunity to take part in some activities of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Agora/Industry, including the networking events with key players.


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    Submissions Open Now

    Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and minority filmmakers.

    Submit your latest work now and take advantage of Early Bird Rates!  Early Bird Deadline September 1 - Regular Deadline October 15 - Late Deadline November 15

    The Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival (WFA) announces a Call for Entries for its 6th Annual celebration of independent film, to be held February 23 - March 4, 2017 in New York City. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to NYC to attend the Festival's full week of film screenings and industry networking after-parties, which will conclude with a glittering awards ceremony to be held on March 4, 2017 in the luxurious Empire Room at Club 230 Fifth, one of NYC's premier nightclubs.

    The rapidly growing Festival - which was recently voted one of the TOP 20 BEST REVIEWED FESTS on FilmFreeway - seeks a diverse collection of creative indie films from NYC and worldwide in all genres - ranging from narrative features to short films, from documentaries to animation, and from music videos to web series and horror films. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film and the NY Perspectives Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience. For the 2016 Festival, 86 films from 26 countries were selected for screening, including 40% made by women, 40% made by people of color and 26 first-time directors. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening.

    Independent filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit films online via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA


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    Isabel Herguera and Izibene Oñederra have created the backdrops for the Pearls and the Basque Film gala presentations

     

    Last year the San Sebastian Festival began working with Basque artists in an initiative hoped to develop into a collection. In 2015 Isabel Herguera was commissioned to design the Victoria Eugenia Theatre stage backdrop for the Basque Film gala. This year Izibene Oñederra is the artist chosen to create the image of the Pearls section presentations.

    Both backdrops have a height of 8 metres and a width of 13.80 metres. As her basis, Isabel Herguera takes the phenomenon of the sea ‘wrinkle’ visible on occasions from the Kursaal bridge. “I’m told it’s caused by a single drop of fresh water which, soaked in salt and heat, comes to the surface and creates an area of uneven edges and rough texture that shines and blinks, giving the split-second illusion of another reality”, explained Herguera.

    Izibene Oñederra on the other hand takes her ­­inspiration from a moment in Pina Bausch’s choreography, Blaubart. In this piece, the dancers throw themselves one after the other against a wall from which they hang horizontally, clinging on as they can with their nails, their bodies tense and their faces squashed. “Used clothes lie in piles on the floor. They reflect the memory of the bodies that live in them and the echo of what has just happened. On removing almost all of their clothes, the figures shed their social identities and come together as peers. Without the shell to protect them they become rather primitive, rather animal-like, existing in a precarious state”, describes Oñederra.

    Both Herguera and Oñederra work in the field of animation. As it happens, this year the Velodrome will host the premiere of Kutxa Beltza, a short film made jointly by the two for the Kalebegiak project, a San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016 initiative.

    With this collection, to increase each year with new requests from artists, the Festival strengthens its commitment to contemporary Basque creation.

    BASQUE FILM GALA (Isabel Herguera)

    Isabel Herguera (San Sebastian, 1961) is a maker of animated films who imagines stories she then produces in different parts of the world using sets that fit into her suitcase. Her short films have been selected for festivals including Rotterdam, Annecy, Fantoche, Stuttgart and Hiroshima, among others. She presently alternates her filmmaking with teaching. Last year she chaired the Irizar Basque Film Award jury.

    PEARLS (Izebene Oñederra)

    Izibene Oñederra (Azkoitia, 1979) illustrates animated films, scratching paper with a nib and black ink. In each project she tries to tell stories by means of feelings, inevitably turning to her own personal experiences. Among her works are Hezurbeltzak, una fosa común (2007) and Horzanak, For Your Own Safety (2013), selected for both Kimuak and prestigious international festivals. She is a Fine Arts professor at the University of the Basque Country.

     

     
     

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    Main Visual Sezione Cinema EN (new)

    55 new feature films in the Official Selection
    divided as follows:
    ·  20 in Venezia 73 (Competition)
    ·  18 Out of Competition (7 of which are documentaries)
    ·  19 in Orizzonti
     

    16 new short films
    divided as follows:
    ·  16 in Orizzonti
    ·    14 in Orizzonti - Competition 
    ·      2 in Orizzonti – Out of Competition

     
    Venice Classics
    20 feature films
      1 restored short film
    10 documentaries about cinema

    Number of films viewed
    2901 of which:
    1468 feature films 
    1433 short films 
     

    Screening Schedule for the public

    The screening schedule for the public includes 11 days of programming from Wednesday 31 August to Saturday 10 September 2016.
    Pre-opening Night - By Invitation (Tuesday 30 August, 8:30 pm, Sala Darsena): Tutti a casa (1960) by Luigi Comencini (Italy, France, 115’, language: Italian, s/t English) 

    73rd VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

    WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST 

    THURSDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 

    FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 

    SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 

    SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 

    MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 

    TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 

    WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 

    THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 

    FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 

    SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

     


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    Tonight on the Red Carpet

    The Delegation of VINCENT
    Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami
    Pardo d'onore Swisscom Alejandro Jodorowski
    The Delegation of POESÍA SIN FIN

    Access to the Media Line is only possible with TV + PHOTO pass available at the Press Office at Palazzo Sopracenerina.

     

    Additional Screenings, 13 August

    MISTER UNIVERSO by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel: Rialto 1 at 09.45
    VERSUS: THE LIVE AND FILM OF KEN LOACH by Louise Osmond: Palavideo at 11.00
    MARIJA by Michael Koch: Rialto 2 at 11.30
    AFTERLOV by Stergios Paschos: Rialto 1 at 14.00

     

    Piazza Grande Events, 13 August

    Award Ceremony
    Screening of MOHENJO DARO by Ashutosh Gowariker

     

    Special Events

    13 August, 17.00, Spazio Cinema (FORUM)
    Independent Juries Awards Ceremony
    Hosted by Maria Victoria Haas

     

    Press Conferences (Press Center, Largo Zorzi)

    13 August, 11.00, Piazza Grande
    MOHENJO DARO by Ashutosh Gowariker 

    13 August, 15.00
    Palmarès Press Conference with Official Jury Members
    Live streaming and live tweet starting from 15.00

     

    Parallel Events

    14.30, La Magnolia (Spazio RSI)
    Presentation of The Freak by Pierre Smolik, work dedicated to Charlie Chaplin's last film

     

    External Event

    14.08 – 15.08, Le vie dei pardi, Cinema Iride, Lugano


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    The 36th Atlantic Film Festival announces Galas
    and Atlantic Canadian program for event in Halifax, September 15-22

    (Halifax, NS) – The 36th annual Atlantic Film Festival proudly launches its program of Atlantic Canadian film selections, including the much-anticipated Opening Night Gala, to be presented over eight days in Halifax, September 15-22.

    "This year’s Atlantic Canadian productions feature many well established filmmakers alongside new voices, with stories that will entertain and inspire the Festival’s audience," said Jason Beaudry, Program Director. "If you’ve never been to the Atlantic Film Festival, this is the year to take the plunge. The breadth and depth of this year’s program is phenomenal and each and every film on offer is world class."

    The Atlantic Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala returns to the Dalhousie Arts Centre’s Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Bell Media - CTV Atlantic, RBC, Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund, this star-studded evening will feature the Opening Night Gala presentation of Maudie, based on the life of Nova Scotia folk artist, Maud Lewis. Directed by Aisling Walsh (Song for a Raggy Boy) and written by Sherry White (Crackie, Relative Happiness), Maudie features spectacular performances from Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Boyhood).
     
    Maudie is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family. She also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. Produced by Bob Cooper, Mary Young Leckie, Mary Sexton and Susan Mullen, Maudie is distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media.

    “I am so delighted to come back to Halifax to screen Maudie on the opening night of the Atlantic Film Festival. I cannot think of a better place to celebrate Maud Lewis' life and work. Nova Scotia is where Maud Lewis' story lives and breaths. It is where she is from,” commented Aisling Walsh, Director. “Halifax is particularly special for me as The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is where I started my journey on this film. I remember being so moved standing in front of Maud's painted house for the first time.”

    Following the Opening Night Gala film presentation is the Opening Night Party. Penned as one of Halifax’s ‘most anticipated parties of the year’, the red-carpet event is sponsored by Bell Media – CTV Atlantic, RBC, Telefilm Canada and Canada Media Fund and will take place at the spectacular Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Thursday, Sept. 15.

    This year’s Friday Night Gala: Atlantic, presented by Bell Aliant, features the Atlantic Canada premiere of Weirdos, a coming of age tale set in 1970’s Nova Scotia. Written by Daniel MacIvor (Wilby Wonderful, Whole New Thing) and directed by Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo, The Tracey Fragments), Weirdos screens at Cineplex Cinemas Oxford Theatre on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m., with a celebration to follow at Casino Nova Scotia’s Compass Room. Weirdos takes place the weekend of the American Bicentennial in 1976. Enlisting the help of his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sarah Stone), 15-year-old Kit (Dylan Authors) hitchhikes through the stunning Cape Breton landscape towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura (Molly Parker). However, as Kit and Alice near their final destination they find their relationship tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever. Produced by Marc Almon and Mike MacMillan, Weirdos is distributed in Canada by Films We Like.

    “It’s like coming home. Most excited about this screening as the film takes place in beautiful Nova Scotia and it’s made by a stellar crew and cast from there. I’m extremely pleased by the big embrace from the Atlantic Film Fest and we hope to make all their dreams come true!” shared Bruce McDonald, Director.

    The Atlantic Film Festival is very pleased to have Bell Aliant be the presenting partner for the Friday Night Gala: Atlantic. “We are proud to sponsor the Atlantic Film Festival again this year and showcase full festival coverage on TV1,” said Dan McKeen, Bell Senior Vice President and Vice Chair Atlantic. “The festival celebrates and brings together talented artists from across Atlantic Canada - a goal we also share at TV1.”

    Each year, TV1 webcasts more than 28,000 hours of community content such as local events and live music. It also offers 15 unique shows, featuring colourful regional programming created to celebrate local current affairs, Atlantic University Sport games, lifestyle, technology, pop culture and more. TV1 is available on Fibe TV channels 1 and 401, online at tv1.bellaliant.ca and on the Fibe TV app.

    The Atlantic Film Festival’s Wednesday Night Gala will also feature the World Premiere of an Atlantic Canadian production. In Perfume War, director Michael Melski crafts an inspiring documentary film that explores the extraordinary friendship between two best friends whose shared mission of peace has made an enormous impact on countless lives. Captain Trevor Greene joins the military to fight the oppression of women in Afghanistan. Barb Stegemann is a single mom who is moved to take on her best friend’s mission after he is brutally axed in the head by the Taliban. Stegemann works with Afghan farmers to grow legal flower crops instead of the illegal heroin poppy--the Taliban’s chief income source--and creates an unlikely weapon in the fight for world peace. And it’s perfume. Perfume War screens at Cineplex Cinemas Oxford Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

    “Premiering Perfume War at the Atlantic Film Festival is really important to me because our global story of improving lives from Afghanistan to Rwanda began right here in Halifax where I met my best friend, Trevor Greene, in university”, said Barb Stegemann, author & founder The 7 Virtues. “Perfume War tells the story of how we must stop monetizing war and start monetizing peace, as told through the voices of the people on the frontlines of nations rebuilding after war and strife. It’s time their voices are heard.”

    This year’s Essential Presentations program, presented by Bell Aliant, will provide high-profile premiere screenings of four Atlantic Canadian films. A World Premiere, Justin Simms’ Away From Everywhere is a moving and provocative story about a struggling writer (Shawn Doyle) who emerges from rehab and reunites with his estranged brother (Jason Priestley). An Atlantic premiere from one of Canada’s most prolific and respected documentary filmmakers is John Walker’s Quebec My Country Mon Pays, charting the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s. An Atlantic Premiere from an Academy Award winning documentarian, Brigitte Berman’s The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent tells the life story of one of Canada’s most beloved performers, Gordon Pinsent, through interviews with the man himself which reminisce on a six-decade-long career. And the Atlantic premiere of Ashley McKenzie’s feature debut, Werewolf, tells the story of of a young, methadone-dependent Cape Breton couple, played by Andrew Gillis of New Waterford and Bhreagh MacNeil of Big Pond. All screenings in the Atlantic Focus Program take place at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane.

    Bell Aliant also continues its support of the Atlantic FocusProgram this year, spotlighting diverse feature-length films from across Atlantic Canada. Seeing their Atlantic Premieres at the 2016 Festival are: Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s Atlantic; Paul Kimball’s Exit Thread; Michael Fuller and Neil Rough’s Myrtle Beach; and Ben Proudfoot’s Rwanda & Juliet. Having their World Premieres in this year’s Atlantic Focus Program are: Neal Livingston’s 100 Short Stories; Koumbie’s Ariyah & Tristan’s Inevitable Breakup; Nicole Steeves’ Head Space; Martine Blue’s Hunting Pignut; Justin Oakey’s Riverhead; Catherine Bussiere’s self portrait in may; Harmony Wagner’s Singing to Myself; and Amanda Dawn Christie’s Spectres of Shortwave. All screenings in the Atlantic Focus Program take place at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane.

    The 2016 Atlantic Film Festival marks the addition of a new category to the Festival’s lineup: the Strategic Partners Presentation. One of the worlds most established co‐production/co-financing markets, the 19th edition of Strategic Partners takes place from September 15 to 17 in conjunction with the Atlantic Film Festival’s opening weekend. The Strategic Partners Presentation will shine a spotlight on work that is filmed in Nova Scotia and reflects the world-class production possible in our region. And with Strategic Partners delegates visiting from all four corners of the globe, the film presented in this category will show the world what’s possible right here in Nova Scotia.
     
    This year’s inaugural Strategic Partners Presentation is The Healer, written and directed by Paco Arango and produced by Paco Arango, Enrique Posner, and Nova Scotia’s Michael Volpe. The film follows Alec (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) who’s life in England is falling apart when a long-lost uncle (Jonathan Pryce) bribes him to move to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for one full year. It is there where he discovers that his family may possess a secret gift. The Healer screens at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
     
    Last year, the Atlantic Film Festival teamed with Founding Partner CBC to produce a broadcast television series called Reel East Coast. The series will see the debut of its second season in September across Atlantic Canada. Hosted by Jonathan Torrens, Reel East Coast presents four hour-long episodes of the best in Atlantic Canadian short films. After an extremely positive and warm reception to the first season’s broadcast, the Atlantic Film Festival incorporated this new brand within the Festival environment to encourage attendees and the general public to take a look.

    The Sunday Night Gala: Reel East Coast Shorts, presented by CBC, features nine short films on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Cineplex Cinemas Oxford Theatre at 7 p.m. The evening will feature works by an impressive cast of Atlantic Canadian filmmakers, including: Teresa MacInnes and Kent Nason (Mabel); Struan Sutherland (Rubbed the Wrong Way); Moving On (Mike Fardy); Cory Bowles (Black Cop); Jillian Acreman (Marigolds); Millefiore Clarkes (September in Toronto); Jenina MacGillivray (The Tour); Leah Johnston (Ingrid and the Black Hole); and Jay Dahl (Throw Rock).

    In addition to the Reel East Coast Shorts Gala, this year’s Festival will present six short film programs showcasing the best and brightest of Atlantic Canada’s emerging filmmakers, including a short program for filmmakers new to the Festival titled NextGen Shorts, a ViewFinders program of Atlantic Canadian short films for youth, and a special program of short films to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. From drama and comedy to documentary, the Reel East Coast Shorts programs are sure to be one of the most popular propositions of the Festival.

    The Atlantic Broadcast Program returns for its third year showcasing the vitality of the region’s television production industry. The 2016 Atlantic Broadcast Program will feature eleven new works from such filmmakers as Andrew Killawee (Canada 360); William D. MacGillivray (Celtic Edge); Fabien Melanson (En Français svp); Christian Sparkes (Hors circuits); Tim Davidson (The Millennial Dream); John Rosborough (Music Profiles: Ben Caplan: The Second Album Story & Hillsburn: A Band Becomes); Alan Collins (My Life So Far); Brian McKenna (Newfoundland at Armageddon); Peter Murphy and Paul Hannon (Searching for Realism); Jacquelyn Mills (Celtic Colours: Spirit of the Festival); and Kent Martin and Salina Kemp (Wi’kupaltimk – Feast of Forgiveness).

    "Last year’s crop of Atlantic films went on to acclaim throughout the world and this year’s would appear set to continue the trend. The breadth of stories and quality of presentations are epic and unforgettable; hitting the mark on every subject imaginable,” said Wayne Carter, Executive Director. “We cannot contain our excitement on welcoming “Maudie” as our Opening Night Gala. This film not only hits the mark on an emotional tie to the region but we are confident it is a film that will be a serious contender at awards time, early next year.”

    A complete list of the Atlantic Canadian program with film selections, filmmakers and schedule of screenings can be found online at: atlanticfilm.com/media.

    A limited amount of tickets for the Opening Night Gala Film are available through The Dalhousie Arts Centre box office (6101 University Ave.), by phone at 1-800-874-1669 and online at https://kil-dacweb-3.cohn.dal.ca/online/, beginning today, Wednesday, August 10 at 3 p.m. Tickets for the Opening Night Gala Party are available at atlanticfilm.com.

    Tickets to the Friday Night Gala - Atlantic Film as well as all Atlantic Canadian film programming, are available exclusively at the Atlantic Film Festival Online Box Office at atlanticfilm.com, beginning today, Wednesday, August 10 at 3 p.m.

    The Atlantic Film Festival welcomes over one thousand delegates each year. The festival offers producers, directors, artists, musicians, composers, buyers, filmmakers, film fanatics, festival lovers and people who enjoy seeing amazing stories being told on the big screen, the opportunity to come together and experience movies, music, keynotes, panel discussions, networking and gala celebrations.
    The 36th Atlantic Film Festival will offer a Festival Experience Pass, an Oxford Festival Pass and a Park Lane Festival Pass.

    The Festival Experience Pass allows access to all regular films, the Opening Night Gala Film and Party, all other gala films, special presentations, the Script Development Program as well as the Closing Night Gala Film and Party. The Festival Experience Pass is currently available for $300.00 (including tax).
    The Oxford Festival Pass allows access to gala films screening at FESTIVAL THEATRE OXFORD: Cineplex Cinemas Oxford Theatre. The Oxford Festival Pass is currently available for $125.00 (including tax).

    The Park Lane Festival Pass allows access to films screening at FESTIVAL THEATRE PARK LANE: Cineplex Cinemas Parklane. The Park Lane Festival Pass is currently available for $150.00 (including tax).

    Online sales for all Passes are available exclusively at the Atlantic Film Festival online box office at atlanticfilm.com, beginning today, Wednesday, August 10 at 3 p.m.

    The full program of films and events for the 36th Atlantic Film Festival will be announced Wednesday, August 24.

    The Atlantic Film Festival would like to thank Bell Aliant, Bell Media, CTV, Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund, CBC, RBC, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and all of it’s partners, sponsors and suppliers.

    About the Atlantic Film Festival

    The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. This year’s event celebrates 36 years of the Festival and takes place from September 15-22.

    Offering a first-look at the best international films of the festival season, the Atlantic Film Festival is a champion of local filmmakers, committed to bridging the gap. We attract some of the biggest players in film, media and music from around the world. All of our film selections are chosen with our community in mind and our special events are designed to bring us all together. A not-for-profit organization, the Festival depends heavily upon its strong ties to the surrounding and thriving arts community.

    Celebrating 36 years in 2016, the Atlantic Film Festival began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Just three decades later, the Atlantic Film Festival has blossomed into one of Canada’s premier film festivals. Whether for industry folk, unabashed film lovers or curious onlookers, the Festival offers a slew of opportunities to engage the global film experience. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include: ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, AFF Outdoor Film Experience, and Strategic Partners.

    Receive the most up-to-date information about the Atlantic Film Festival and its Family of Programs, including sneak peeks and festival highlights online at our website: atlanticfilm.com, our Facebook page: /atlanticfilmfestival, our Twitter account: /thefilmfest #AFF2016, our LinkedIn company page: linkedin.com/company/atlantic-film-festival, our Youtube channel: youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom and our Instagram account: thefilmfest.


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    Ouverture d'Animaze

    Animaze Opening Ceremonies

     

     

      August 18 août, 7:00 pm

    Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal // Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660160050978191/

    Le lancement officiel d'Animaze commence jeudi soir! Après les cérémonies on débutera notre projection d'ouverture avec:

    The official kickoff for Animaze gets underway Thursday night! After the ceremonies we start off our opening projection featuring:

    Klementhro Sue Dunham aka Ben Mitchell United Kingdom 0:03:50

    Red Egg Hoi Chiu 

    Fat Pants Malcolm Rizzuto United States 00:07:29

    There Is Still Life Maxime Roz, Yann Jobin, Thibault Houdon Canada 00:06:48

    Aurelia Christos Bourantas, Kreon Krionas Greece 00:15:35

    Transparency Daniel Šuljić Croatia 00:06:10

    Unknown Energies, Unidentified Emotions Dalibor Baric Croatia 00:40:00

     

     

    Check out these cool events!

     

     

     
     
     

     

     

     

    Soirée d'ouverture @ SAT

    Opening Party @ SAT

     

     

      August 18 août, 10:00 pm

    SAT: Société des arts technologiques

    À LA CARTE:  https://www.weezevent.com/domesicle-10-qualite-de-luxe

    Page officiel du party: http://bit.ly/2bb9jfc

    Animaze’s Montreal International Animation PARTIES BEGIN! Opening night at the Satosphère (1201 St-Laurent) as part of the DOMESICLE series 18 AOÛT - SOIRÉE "QUALITÉ DE LUXE" * Poirier + Mr Touré ! + Kyou * TiND + JOCOOL Animaze is a proud partner of SAT, the Société des arts téchnologiques. 

    On va commencer le festival Animaze en style dans la Satosphère. Viens fêter avec nous le début du festival qui vous apporte un monde d'animation et des téchnologies immersives ici à Montréal. Animaze est fier partenaire de la Societé des arts téchnologiques

     

     

     
     
     

     

    NOUVEAU/NEW: LES VOIX D'ARTHUR

    NEW PANEL: THE VOICES OF ARTHUR

     

     

     

     

      August 21 août, 11:30 am 

    HOTEL10 Espace Godin

    included/compris avec Industry Conference Pass

    or/ou À LA CARTE:  www.picatic.com

     

     

    The voices behind the characters of the iconic animated series "Arthur" talk about their experiences on the show. Featured are the voice artists Daniel Brochu ("Buster"), Holly Gauthier-Frankel ("Fern"), Jody Resther ("Francine"), Michael Yarmush (the original "Arthur"). http://animazefestival.com/events/event/voices-of-arthur/

     

     

    REGISTER / S'INSCRIRE

     
     

     

    Screenings / Projections

    • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts // Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
    • Opening Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm, screenings 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 pm Fri + Sat + Sun, Awards Sunday 7:00-9:00pm
    • Projections en plein air au Parc des Amériques boul St Laurent et Rachel (free/gratuit 08.19 + 08.20 8:30 - 10:30 pm)
    • VR Cinema and 360º Dome // Village realité virtuelle et dôme 360º at HOTEL10
     

     

    Programming / programmation: here/ici. Conference schedule here/ici

     

     

     
     
     

     

    SCREENINGS AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

     

     

    Animaze 2016 Trailer Showcase now available on our YouTube channel

    Top to bottom: Quackerz, Parade de Satie (HeART), Star Taxi (Animaze Kids), Before Love (Human Nature)

     

     

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    We are thrilled to announce the complete film line-up and schedule for Exitos del Cine Latino 2016! From August 26th through September 1st, 14 features will make their Southbay premiere, including films starring Gael García Bernal, Ricardo Darín, Ximena Ayala, Ana Claudia Talancón, Omar Chaparro, Martha Higareda, among others at the Westfield Plaza Bonita Mall!

    And, in between your movies, make sure to dance and party with us! We've prepared an incredible schedule with live music & entertainment for you! Check it out:

    Opening Night Fiesta: Music, drinks, appetizers, and celebrities! Friday August 26th, 5:30PM-7:30PM

    Sonido Latino: FREE live music & performances! From Aug. 26th - September 1, on the 2nd floor of Westfield Plaza Bonita! Full entertainment schedule here

    Join us each night for memorable moments, movies, special guests, music, & much more!

    Buy your tickets TODAY!

    Exitos del Cine Latino 2016 Film Line-Up:

    El Apóstata

     


     

     

     

    Dir. Federico Veiroj
    (Uruguay / Spain / France, 80 min, 2015, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Dramedy)
    MON 8/29 / 8:00 / S2
    WED 8/31 / 10:00 / S2    

    In Federico Veiroj’s jocular and pointed EL APÓSTATA, a young man navigates the bureaucracy of the Catholic church when he tries to renounce his faith.

    Trailer

    Argentina

    Dir. Carlos Saura
    FRI 8/26 / 6:00 / S2

    SUN 8/28 / 12:00 / S2

    (Argentina, 85 min., 2015, Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Documentary)

    Poetic, riveting and moving, ARGENTINA explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore and its stunning musical heritage – from styles such as the Zamba of “La Felipe Varela” to modern dance – as captured by legendary and iconic filmmaker Carlos Saura (Flamenco, Flamenco; Cria Cuervos).

    Trailer 

    Cien Años de Perdón

    Dir. Daniel Carpalsoro
    (Argentina / Spain / France, 96 min, 2016, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Crime/Thriller)
    FRI 8/26 / 10:15 / S2
    TUE 8/30 / 4:00 / S2
    THU 9/1 / 8:00 / S2

    Six armed men attack a bank in Valencia. The gang has a seemingly cut-and-dry mission: to clear out the safe deposit boxes possible and then escape through a tunnel that was dug out in one of the bank’s offices. But this is a day when nothing goes as planned as their escape route becomes flooded and the band of thieves discover a secret far more important than any money or jewels hidden in the bank vaults. Starring Luis Tosar (ma ma), Raúl Arévalo (LA ISLA MINIMA) and Rodrigo de la Serna (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES).

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    Desierto

    Dir. Jonás Cuarón
    (Mexico, 94 min., 2016, English, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama/Thriller)
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    From Jonás Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed filmmakers of GRAVITY, comes DESIERTO, a visceral, heart-pounding suspense-thriller, starring Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border.

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    Dir. Álex De La Iglesia 

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    What is it that makes Messi the best player in the world? The answer cannot be summed up by merely listing the value of his achievements, instead, it is necessary to delve into what it is that has made Messi such a unique footballer. This endearing documentary/biopic hybrid captures the spirit of the unlikeliest superstar playing in any professional sport today. Iglesia's brilliant cinematic lens captures Messi's awe-inspiring prowess of soccer. A truly must-watch film for any supporter of the beautiful game.

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    Mi Amiga del Parque

     

     

    Dir. Ana Katz
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    Liz is struggling to adjust to her new life as a mother. With her husband in a different country for work, Liz has left her job to stay at home and care for their baby, Nicanor. Feeling lost and alone, Liz begins taking Nicanor to the neighborhood park, where she strikes up a friendship with the blunt, spontaneous Rosa. Her new friend sucks Liz into a world of stolen cars, unstable sisters, and shady pasts.

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    Diego Luna’s third directorial effort is an astonishing and affecting road-movie about a farmer (Danny Glover) who decides to take his favorite pig to Mexico to find him a better home. Along the way, he unexpectedly re-connects with his estranged daughter (Maya Rudolph).

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    No Manches Frida

     

     

     

    Dir. Nacho Garcia Velilla
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    SUN 8/28 / 4:00 / S2 **Special Appearance by Fernanda Castillo!

    In this hilarious comedy starring Omar Chaparro and Martha Higareda, an ex-con works as a substitute teacher in order to retrieve the loot he buried under a high school's new gym.

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    La Novia

    Dir. Paula Ortiz
    (Spain, 95 min, 2015, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
    MON 8/29 / 4:00 / S2
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    In this visually lush and staggeringly beautiful adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Boda de Sangre, an incendiary love triangle transgresses societal standards and threatens to ruin the lives of all involved. On the day of her wedding, a bride is unable to control her desire and escapes with her lover, leaving behind a scorned fiancé. Their disobedience will have devastating consequences.

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    Paraíso Perdido

    Dir. Humberto Hinojosa Ozcariz
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    SAT 8/27 / 6:15 / S2 **Special Appearance by Ana Claudia Talancón!
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    Ana Claudia Talancón stars in this heart-stopping thriller about three friends on an exciting sailing trip who come across a seemingly idyllic and beautiful island. Their dream vacation turns into a nightmare however when they discover the island’s sinister secret.

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    El Tamaño Sí Importa

    Dir. Rafa Lara
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    Ximena Ayala, Vadhir Derbez, and Eugenio Derbez star in this hilarious and romantic comedy about a “normal” woman who becomes involved with a wealthy, womanizing socialite. Despite the atypical nature of their attraction, they soon learn that love is a force of unpredictable nature.

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    La Tierra y la Sombra

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    (Colombia, 97 min, 2015, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
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    Alfonso is a farmer who returns home to his family after a long absence to tend for his son who is gravely ill. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash. After abandoning his family for 17 years, Alfonso embarks on an emotional journey to reconnect and mend his family.

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    Truman

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    In this touching and endearing drama starring Ricardo Darín (WILD TALES) and Javier Cámara (TALK TO HER), two friends come together after one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Their reunion takes them to unexpected places and in the process of tying up loose ends, they find themselves learning the true value of friendship.

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    When Two Worlds Collide 

    Dirs. Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel
    (Peru, 100 min., 2016, Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Documentary)
    SAT 8/27 / 12:00 / S2
    WED 8/31 / 4:00 / S2

    Set against the backdrop of a global recession and climate crisis, WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE, winner of a World Cinema documentary competition prize for best first feature at Sundance, reveals the human side to the battle of conflicting visions and political wills working to shape the future of the Amazon, and of an already debilitated global ecosystem.

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    SERGEI BODROV

    Born in Khabarovsk, Russia in 1948, Sergei Bodrov studied screenwriting before becoming a journalist. His work for the satirical magazine, Crocodile, won him numerous literary prizes. After a lengthy career as a screenwriter, he made his directorial debut in 1985 with Sweet Dreams in the Grass, which won a silver prize at the Moscow Festival. He has since directed I Hate You (1986), Non-Professionals (1987), Freedom is Paradise (Grand Prize of the Americas at the 1989 MWFF), The Gambler (1990), The Man in Red Square (1991), I Wanted to See Angels (1992), White King, Red Queen (1992), Prisoners of the Mountains (1996), which was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Nomad (2004), Mongol (2007), also nominated for an Oscar. His last film, The Seventh Son, with  
    Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander,  was released in 2015. He is currently working on projects in Germany and China.

    CLAUDE GAGNON

     

    Born in Sainte-Hyacinthe, Quebec, in 1949, Claude Gagnon spent a decade in Japan in the 1970s. With his first feature, Keiko (1978), he became the first and only foreigner to receive the Japanese Film Directors' Association best film award. Returning to Canada in the 1980s, Gagnon and his wife Yuri Yoshimura founded their own company, Aska Film. With The Kid Brother (1986), he won the MWFF's Grand Prize of the Americas as well as prizes at Berlin and other international festivals. Among his other films: Larose ,Pierrot et la Luce (1981), Pale Face (1985, winner of the FIPRESCI prize at the MWFF), The Pianist (1991), Pour l’amour de Thomas (1994), Revival Blues (2003),Kamataki (2005), winner of five prizes at the MWFF, and Karakara (2012), shown at the 36th MWFF and winner of the Prix de la Cinémathèque québécoise as  audience favourite and honoured for its window to the world.

     

     GORAN MARKOVIC

    Belgrade-born Goran Marcovic studied film directing in Prague at FAMU and then started working for television, directing documentaries and over fifty TV movies. His first theatrical feature was the critically acclaimed and financially successful Special Education (1976). Most of his following features have been screened in various Yugoslavian and international festivals. One of the best known of the “Czech School” of Yugoslav directors, he has been teaching in the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade since 1979. Besides making movies, Markovic staged two plays and wrote three more and he also directs for the theatre. His films have screened in festivals around the world and won numerous prizes. Selected filmography: Special Education (1976), National Class (1978), Jack of All Trades (1980), Variola Vera (1981), Taiwan Canasta (1985), Déjà Vu (1987), Meeting Point (1989),Tito and Me (1992), Burlesque Tragedy (1995), Serbia Year Zero (2001), The Cordon (2003), winner of MWFF’s Grand Prize, and Falsifier (2013).

     

    Donald Ranvaud

    Anglo-Italian with a French name and a marked tendency toward the Brazilian, Donald Ranvaud taught at universities ofWarwickand East Anglia, where he became chairman of the film department. He founded the independent film magazine Frameworkin 1975, which he edited until 1988 and freelanced for MFB, Sight and SoundThe GuardianLa RepubblicaLes Cahiers du Cinéma,American Film as well published books on Italian cinema. During this period he directed documentary items for Channel Four and RAI Uno, including portraits of Paul Schrader, Raul Ruiz, Cui Jian, Laurie Anderson and David Mamet as well as co-directed a feature, Visioni Private. In 1989 he helped start the European SCRIPTFund. Since then he embarked on production full time, with directors and in countries before they become fashionable, particularly China: 1989-1993(especially Life on a Stringand including Farewell my Concubine); and Latin America, 1994 - today(Central do BrasilFamilia RodanteXango, Lavoura ArcaicaBabilonia 2000Madame SataCidade de Deus, nominated for four Oscars in 2004). Most recently he was executive producer on The Constant Gardener by Fernando Meirelles.

    ELISEO SUBIELA

    Born in Buenos Aires in 1944, Eliseo Subiela graduated in philosophy and literature and studied film at La Plata. He made his first short in 1963, Un largo silencio, apprenticed with several established Argentinian directors and worked for many years in commercials before making his debut in features with La conquista del Paradiso (1981). His 1986 feature, Man Facing Southeast brought him to international attention and he followed that with Last Images of the Shipwreck (1989), which won best script at the MWFF,  and The Dark Side of the Heart  (1992, Grand Prize of the Americas at the MWFF). Among his other films: Don’t Die Without Telling Me Where You’re Going (1995, People’s Choice at the MWFF), Wake Up Love (1996), Little Miracles (1997), The Adventures of God (2000),The Dark Side of the Heart 2 (2001), Lifting de corazon (2005), El Resultado del amor (2007). He is was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 1990.

    LEE TAMAHORI

    Born to a Maori father and a European mother, Lee Tamahori began his career as a commercial artist and photographer, then joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. Tamahori had directed a number of shorter dramas for television before he made his feature film debut in 1994 with Once Were Warriors, a gritty depiction of a violent Maori family. The film had had problems finding funding, but it won the Grand Prize of the Americas at the Montreal World Film Festival, went on to break box office records in New Zealand. Overseas it sold to many countries and won rave reviews. Tamahori moved to Hollywood and directed the period thriller Mulholland Falls(1996), followed by the successful wilderness film The Edge (1997), Along Came a Spider (2001) and the Bond thriller Die Another Day (2002). Among his subsequent films:  XXX: State of the Union  (2005) starring Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe, Next (2007) and The Devil's Double (2011). In 2015 Tamahori directed Mahana, his first feature made in New Zealand since Once Were Warriors


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    Zero Days, Alex Gibney, 2016. USA

    It is certainly rare that a documentary covers a topical problem that has such apocalyptical implications as Gibney’s data based exploration of the current state of cyberwarfare introducing major and minor countries to a new and silent way of waging war with potential catastrophic consequences.  One does not need to be a doomsayer to realize that current state sponsored sophisticated computer hacking determined by political objectives destabilizes global security. As distinct from i...
     
     

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    Six films have been selected for Films in Progress 30 from among a total of 121 submissions from 23 countries: El silencio del viento (Silence of the Wind) by Álvaro Aponte-Centeno (Puerto Rico - Dominican Republic - France); La educación del Rey (Rey’s Education) by Santiago Esteves (Argentina), La familia (The Family)  by Gustavo Rondón Córdova (Venezuela - Chile - Norway), Las olas (The Waves)  by Adrián Biniez (Uruguay - Argentina), Medea by Alexandra Latishev (Costa Rica - Chile) and Un gran dragón (A Great Dragon) by Jaime Osorio Marquez (Colombia).

    Some of the directors presenting works in Films in Progress have already participated in San Sebastian, such as Adrián Biniez, who brought Gigante to Horizontes Latinos in the 57th edition and Álvaro Aponte-Centeno who presented El silencio del viento (Silence of the Wind),  formerly Noli, Ibermedia Project at the III Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, while for the remainder this is their first participation in San Sebastian.  

    Films in Progress is a must-attend gathering for the Latin American audiovisual industry. Four of the films presented at the last edition of Films in Progress at San Sebastian can be seen in Horizontes Latinos following their screening at international festivals. These include Rara by Pepa San Martín, which participated in the Generation section of the Berlin Festival and won the Generation Kplus International Jury Grand Prix and the movie from Chile, Aquí no ha pasado nada (Much Ado about Nothing) by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, selected for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Festival, for the Berlinale Panorama and winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cartagena de Indias Festival. Also competing in Horizontes Latinos are El Amparo (formerly Sobrevivientes), by Rober Calzadilla and the winner of the Films in Progress Industry Award at the last edition, Era O Hotel Cambridge (The Cambridge Squatter) by Eliane Caffé, both world premieres.

    In addition, El Cristo ciego (The Blind Christ) by Christopher Murray (Films in Progress 29, Toulouse) will compete for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival prior to its screening in Horizontes Latinos at San Sebastian.

     

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    El silencio del viento (Silence of the Wind)

    Álvaro Aponte-Centeno (Puerto Rico - Dominican Republic - France)

    El silencio del viento is the story of a fisherman who takes over the family business when his sister is murdered: human trafficking. He won’t have the same luck on his last journey between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico…

     

     

    La educación del Rey (Rey's education)

    Santiago Esteves (Argentina)

    Escaping from his criminal baptism, Reynaldo Galíndez, alias “Rey”, lands in the patio of the house inhabited by Carlos Vargas, a retired security guard. Vargas proposes a deal: the young boy will repair the damage caused to his home when falling in return for not being handed over to the police. The lessons given to the teenager by the old guard will give rise to a relationship not unlike the old legends of educating a king (for the “Rey” of his name, meaning “king” in Spanish). The agreement will start to fall apart when the loose ends of the robbery Reynaldo had participated in start wrapping themselves round them.  

     

     

    La familia (The Family)

    Gustavo Rondón Córdova (Venezuela - Chile - Norway)

    Andrés (35) and his son Pedro (12) live in a working district of Caracas and hardly ever see one another. While Andrés fills his time doing different jobs, Pedro wanders the streets playing with his friends and learning from the violent atmosphere around him. During a pelota game, Pedro fights with a boy, injuring him with a bottle. Andrés is embarrassed when he hears what has happened and decides to flee from the district in search of refuge. This situation will expose a father incapable of controlling his teenage son, but it will also involuntarily bring them closer than they have ever been.

     

     

    Las olas (The Waves)

    Adrián Biniez (Uruguay - Argentina)

    Exhausted on leaving work, Alfonso (38) goes to the beach and dives into the sea. Coming to the surface, he finds himself on another beach, in another time. His parents are waiting for him, calling to him from the water’s edge. Alfonso sees and understands everything from his adult’s body, even if they treat him like an 11 year old. This is the beginning of a fantastic voyage through the different holidays in his life, where the situations come one after the other with no chronological order, interrupting with a tone of intimacy and entertaining nostalgia his meetings with girlfriends, teenage and childhood pals, his daughter and his loneliness.

     

     

    Medea

    Alexandra Latishev Salazar (Costa Rica - Chile)

    María José is 25. Her life moves back and forth between the monotony of class at the university, her eternally distant parents and a couple of alternative spaces where she can explore her own and others’ limits. One day she meets Javier, a boy she really likes and tries to have a relationship with, but her behaviour starts changing radically. In fact she’s a few months into her pregnancy and no one knows.

     

     

    Un gran dragón (A Great Dragon)

    Jaime Osorio Marquez (Colombia)

    Marcos, a withdrawn park ranger, sees the fragile balance achieved in his isolation collapse with the arrival of a couple of biologists investing strange bird deaths. Unfortunately, the desire and envy for normality represented by the couple awaken the monster he has been trying to control. His face, his legs and his arms don’t belong to him and as the desperation becomes incontrollable, he can only see one way out: mutilation.

    Awards:

    Films in Progress Industry Award: The companies Daniel Goldstein, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No Problem Sonido and Wanda Visión will assume the post-production of a film until obtaining a DCP with English subtitles and its distribution in Spain.

     

    CACI/Ibermedia TV Films in Progress Award for the work winning the Films in Progress Industry Award. Granted by the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities through the Ibermedia Programme, the award consists of including the film in the Television Broadcasting Subsidy Programme: authorisation for non-exclusive broadcasting on Ibermedia TV and Ibermedia Digital amounting to 25,000 USD (fiction feature film) or 15,000 USD (documentary). 

    Films in Progress is the programme of aid to Latin American films called twice yearly by the San Sebastian Festival and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse.  

    Films in Progress has the backing of the following companies and institutions: Association Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse (ARCALT), Conferencia de Autoridades Cinematográficas Iberoamericanas (CACI), Daniel Goldstein, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No problem Sonido, Programa Ibermedia and Wanda Visión. It also has the collaboration of Caisse Centrale d’Activités Sociales du personnel des industries électriques et gazières (CCAS), Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), CINÉ + Commune Image, Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et Essai (CICAE), Conseil Général de la Haute Garonne, Eaux Vives, École Supérieure d’Audiovisuel (ESAV), Europa Distribution, Firefly, La Cinéfondation, Mactari, Mairie de Toulouse, Producers Network - Festival de Cannes, Région Occitanie - Pyrénées Méditerranée, Signis and TitraFilm.


     


     

     
     


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    This year's 9th edition runs from 6th until 23rd October and will bring the best recent cinematographic productions from 18 countries of the former communist bloc. Around 100 screenings will take place at the Cinematheque, Neimenster, Ciné Utopia and other venues.

    Like every year, the festival programme will also offer many special events (music, photography, gastronomy, debates, etc.).


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    The Festival will celebrate its thirty-third year presenting the best new films for kids and teens from around the world.

     

     

     

     The 2016 Chicago International Children's Film Festival, one of the world's premier festivals of films for kids and teens ages 2-18, returns October 28 to November 6 to celebrate its 33rd year presenting the best new films for Kids from around the world.

     

    The 2016 Festival will feature over 250 films from more than 40 countries, including the US, France, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Poland, and many more, screened at venues across Chicago land.

     

    In addition to the films themselves, the Festival enhances the film going experience with post screening Q&As with filmmakers, interactive workshops with special guests, peer-to-peer dialogues, filmmaker-led seminars, and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival's Children's and Youth Juries.

     

    "We're committed to engaging our young movie lovers in the discovery of new stories and cultures through film. The programs and activities throughout the festival encourage their creativity and expand their imaginations," said Festival Programming Director Ann Vikstrom.

     

    The world's best features and short films for children and youth are showcased, including more than 50 shorts programs and exhilarating live-action and animated films covering a myriad of subjects and themes. For 33 years, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival has been recognized as the premier showcase of short film for kids in the world. "We're proud of our film selections and very excited about what this year has to offer, " said Vikstrom. "We feature some imaginative and creative selections along with state-of-the-art, cutting-edge animation."

     

    The full 2016 Festival schedule will be available to the general public both in print and online at Facets.org October 6th. The 2016 Field Trip Schedule for teachers and groups will be available September 8th at Facets or online at facets.org.

     

    The shorts and features will compete for jury prizes from both the Adult and Children's Juries, with the coveted prize of Academy Award consideration going to the winners of the Adult Jury Best Animated Shorts and Best Live Action Shorts categories.

     

    As the first Oscar-qualifying children's film festival in the world, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival represents a rare opportunity for Chicagoans to see many of the award-winning films before anyone else. Twenty-five  films screened in the last dozen years have earned Oscars or Oscar nominations, including the 2015 Oscar winner Bear Story, and Oscar nominees My Home, Boy in the World, and When Marnie was There. 

     

    General Information

    The 2016 Chicago International Children's Film Festival takes place October 28 through November 6.  Venues will be announced at a later date. Prices are Adult $10 and Children (18 and under) $6. Premium Screenings (Opening Night and Party, Closing Night Films, Award Winners, and others) are $15 per person. Registration fees for workshops vary. Some activities are free. The 2016 Festival Family Pass is on sale now at facets.org. The Festival Family Pass is $45 and admits up to four to all 2016 general Festival screenings. For more information on screenings and activities, or to purchase tickets, please visit facets.org. The updated 2016 Festival website facets.org/children+youth/festival is now available.

     

    The Facets Annual Fund provides free and discounted tickets to thousands of young people in underserved communities to experience the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, hands-on workshops, enrichment summer camps, and year-round screenings. The Facets Annual Fund works to ensure that no child is turned away from Facets' educational and cultural programming due to financial circumstance. To help Facets unlock the power of film for kids of all ages, visit facets.org/annual-fund.

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     

     


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    Details have been announced about the commemorative special stamp to celebrate the Festival del film di Locarno's 70th anniversary, which the Post Office will present as a preview on March 31, 2017.

    At the traditional Extraordinary Assembly, held at the end of the Festival, an official minute was made, giving details about the announcement made during the closing ceremony on August 13. The commemorative special stamp, which celebrates the Festival del film di Locarno's 70th anniversary, will be previewed on March 31, 2017 in “Focus on Stamps”, the Swiss Post’s stamp magazine. The special stamp's design layout will be produced by the graphic and design studio Jannuzzi Smith and the Swiss Post. The stamp will be available from March 31, 2017 via postshop.ch and will be issued on May 11, 2017.

    I am grateful to Adriano P. Vassalli, Vice-Chairman of the boards of Directors of the Swiss Post and to Susanne Ruoff, Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Post to have proposed what is for us an unexpected gift for the 70th anniversary of the Festival.” Marco Solari, President of the Festival del film di Locarno.


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  • OIFF is at its 4th edition with some important news, the live screening reserved for the winners in the beautiful city of Turin. After the official selection all the finalists will compete in the contest for 12 days in January 2017 (January 20th-31st). Members of a competent jury are in charge to nominate the best short and the best feature. The winning films will be played in a theatre in Turin next winter and they will also get a prize of 500 dollars.

    The festival aims to be a showcase for all those wishing to approach the profession of filmmaker.

    Nowadays, thanks to the advent of digital technologies, everyone has the opportunity to get involved. Everyone has the opportunity to realize a movie with a significantly reduced cost compared to the exorbitant figures that required the film, but there are few survivors who do not end up in oblivion.

    Therefore, OIFF TURIN CINEFEST is meant to be like a window opened to the world of independent film.
    Our mission is giving visibility to the different film industries around the world
    OIFF TURIN CINEFEST is an Independent Festival that aims to give space to any form of language.

    There are no limits except the limits everyone will put to himself!

     

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    NYC INdie Film Festival May 3 – 7, 2017

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    Be part of the New York City Independent Film Festival! The 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival will take place May 2 - 7, 2017 and will present indie films from around the world, panels, live shows, parties, and more! NYCIndieFF celebrates the power of independent filmmaker and offers awards valued at over $12,000 USD. Submit your film today for your chance to win and join us in New York next spring! .

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    The 2017 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th, 2017

     

    Deadline October 15

    The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2017. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

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    Fantasporto 2017
    February 24 - March 4, 2017

    EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30TH, 2016!  

    Fantasporto’2017 | Oporto International Film Festival announces our Call for Film Entries for the 37th annual festival, running February 24th till March 4th.

    This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts in the Fantasy competition. The Director’s Week is for features only, in all genres except fantasy.

    Deadlines for Entries for 2017 edition are October 30th (Early Call) and December 5th (Final Call).

    Films can be submitted now using the film submission website www.fantasporto.com

    Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 20,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

    Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

    The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 37th edition has the support of the Portuguese State.

    Check the  Regulations on the site www.fantasporto.com.

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    The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 19 – 22, 2017

    The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival has been awarded several prestigious awards including one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine. The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology. 
    Being billed as the East Coast's answer to Sundance, the MBIFF has a reputation for outstanding films including writings and blogs making the statement that the MBIFF has the best film line up in the World. We continue to be a venue for up and coming film makers as well as seasoned professionals. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance with their films, and will be available for Q&A sessions.

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    New York Film & Television Festival December 3 – 4, 2016

    Late deadline july 30

     

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    Mountain and Adventure Film Festival  February 16th - March 19th, 2017


    Submit by November 30th

    We encourage you to submit all your great films, both current and past. Great mountain and adventure films don't go out of style. Film Festival Flix is the intersection between filmmakers and film lovers, working to build the most complete Mountain & Adventure film library, so audiences can find and purchase every film they've heard about in the past 50+ years.

    General Submission: June 1st - August 31, 2016 
    Late Submission: September 1st, 2016+ (acceptance at the Festival's sole discretion)

     

    Official Line Up Announced: December 1st, 2016

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    HALLOWEEN HORROR FEST  October 1 - 31, 2016

    Deadline August 31

    Celebrating world-class horror films and the filmmakers who terrify, disgust, and disturb us. 

    Submission: June 1st - August 31st, 2016 (Submission Fee - $25)
    Official selections will be announced September 13th, 2016
    Official competition dates: October 1st - 23rd, 2016

    Winners Week: October 24th - 31st, 2016

    Festival Home Page: http://filmfestivalflix.com/festival/halloween-horror-fest/#.V2MeeOYrKi5

    Submission: http://filmfestivalflix.com/hhf-pages/film-submission/

    Categories, Prizes & Benefits: http://filmfestivalflix.com/hhf-pages/prize-categories/ (under construction)

    Submission Period: June 1st - August 31st

    We encourage you to submit all your films, both current and past. Great films don't go out of style.

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    Be part of the New York City Independent Film Festival! The 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival will take place May 2 - 7, 2017 and will present indie films fromaround the world, panels, live shows, parties, and more! NYCIndieFF celebrates the power of independent filmmaker and offers awards valued at over $12,000 USD. Submit your film today for your chance to win and join us in New York next spring! Early deadline ends Aug 31.

     

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    Be part of the New York City Independent Film Festival! The 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival will take place May 2 - 7, 2017 and will present indie films from around the world, panels, live shows, parties, and more! NYCIndieFF celebrates the power of independent filmmaker and offers awards valued at over $12,000 USD. Submit your film today for your chance to win and join us in New York next spring! .

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    The 2017 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th, 2017

    Deadline October 15

    The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2017. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

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    The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 19 – 22, 2017

    The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival has been awarded several prestigious awards including one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine. The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology. 
    Being billed as the East Coast's answer to Sundance, the MBIFF has a reputation for outstanding films including writings and blogs making the statement that the MBIFF has the best film line up in the World. We continue to be a venue for up and coming film makers as well as seasoned professionals. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance with their films, and will be available for Q&A sessions.

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    New York Film & Television Festival December 3 – 4, 2016

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    Mountain and Adventure Film Festival  February 16th - March 19th, 2017


    Submit by November 30th

    We encourage you to submit all your great films, both current and past. Great mountain and adventure films don't go out of style. Film Festival Flix is the intersection between filmmakers and film lovers, working to build the most complete Mountain & Adventure film library, so audiences can find and purchase every film they've heard about in the past 50+ years.

    General Submission: June 1st - August 31, 2016 
    Late Submission: September 1st, 2016+ (acceptance at the Festival's sole discretion)

     

    Official Line Up Announced: December 1st, 2016

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    HALLOWEEN HORROR FEST  October 1 - 31, 2016

    Deadline August 31

    Celebrating world-class horror films and the filmmakers who terrify, disgust, and disturb us. 

    Submission: June 1st - August 31st, 2016 (Submission Fee - $25)
    Official selections will be announced September 13th, 2016
    Official competition dates: October 1st - 23rd, 2016

    Winners Week: October 24th - 31st, 2016

    Festival Home Page: http://filmfestivalflix.com/festival/halloween-horror-fest/#.V2MeeOYrKi5

    Submission: http://filmfestivalflix.com/hhf-pages/film-submission/

    Categories, Prizes & Benefits: http://filmfestivalflix.com/hhf-pages/prize-categories/ (under construction)

    Submission Period: June 1st - August 31st

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    Fantasporto 2017
    February 24 - March 4, 2017

    EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30TH, 2016!  

    Fantasporto’2017 | Oporto International Film Festival announces our Call for Film Entries for the 37th annual festival, running February 24th till March 4th.

    This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts in the Fantasy competition. The Director’s Week is for features only, in all genres except fantasy.

    Deadlines for Entries for 2017 edition are October 30th (Early Call) and December 5th (Final Call).

    Films can be submitted now using the film submission website www.fantasporto.com

    Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 20,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

    Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

    The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 37th edition has the support of the Portuguese State.

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    André Forcier’s KISS ME LIKE A LOVER opens the 40th Montreal World Film Festival

    André Forcier’s Embrasses-moi comme tu m’aimes opens today the 40th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival.  The film’s world premiere in the MWFF’s World Competition will mark the fourth time a Forcier feature has competed in the festival, having won a variety of awards for Une histoire inventée (1990), A Wind From Wyoming (1994) and Coteau Rouge (2011). Scripted by Forcier and Linda Pinet, the film was produced by...
     
     

    Morgan I love you? not sure, check the trailer

    It could have been a wonderful child. #WhatIsMorgan See MORGAN in theaters September 2, 2016 ...
     

    The European premiere of ''La fille de Brest / 150 Milligrams'' to open the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    Emmanuelle Bercot directs this Golden Shell contender starring Sidse Babett Knudsen and Benoît Magimel   The European premiere of La fille de Brest / 150 Milligrams will open the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The fifth feature by French director Emmanuelle Bercot, a contender for the Golden Shell, stars the Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) and the French actor Benoît Magimel (La Haine). La fille de Brest / 150 Milligrams is based on novel &ldqu...
     

    A City of Rust trailer

     
    Galileo tries to convince the City of Rust inhabitants to stop Mr E and his reckless use of the mountain’s resources. Mountain which, he states, holds the energy that is the source of their life. When his recommendations are ignored and the “Rustonians” have to face the consequences of their indifference, they will turn to him for help…
     

    Useful download: The EDCF Guide for Film Festivals in the Digital Age

    The EDCF Guide for Film Festivals in the Digital Age – technical operations, theatrical solutions and recommended practices by Angelo D’Alessio   With contributions from members of the Festivals Working Group “A successful film festival is an orchestra of great content, strong delivery and pitch-perfect design. When one element is out of tune, it can ruin the entire performance of any festival”   Contents F...
     

    OIFF TURIN CINEFEST

    OIFF is at its 4th edition with some important news, the live screening reserved for the winners in the beautiful city of Turin. After the official selection all the finalists will compete in the contest for 12 days in January 2017 (January 20th-31st). Members of a competent jury are in charge to nominate the best short and the best feature. The winning films will be played in a theatre in Turin next winter and they will also get a prize of 500 dollars. The festival aims to be a showcase...
     

    40 projects selected for the 2016 Venice Gap-Financing Market.

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    The Venice Production Bridge is pleased to present the line-up of the 40 projects selected for the 2016 Venice Gap-Financing Market.   The Venice Production Bridge will present 40 projects in the final stages of development and funding, divided as follows: 25 projects for feature-length fiction films and feature documentaries from around the world, 4 European projects for TV Series, 8 projects for films to be produced as Virtual Reality & Interactive experiences and 3 projects for Web...
     

    Oldenburg announces a new platform for discoveries with its inaugural Co-Production event – the Matchbox Coproduction Lounge

     
    The Matchbox Coproduction Lounge is a launch pad for developing projects by experienced filmmakers and emerging talents, organized by the Oldenburg International Film Festival team and taking place within the 5-day Festival. The one-day event aims at providing industry professionals a relaxed and personal environment in which to connect and create opportunities for future collaborations.   The inaugural line-up of international film projects selected includes “Potsdamer Platz”...
     
     

    ''Arrival'' to close Pearls at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    The Velodrome will house the screening of the sci-fi thriller by Denis Villeneuve Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Arrival, latest m...
     

    Revolution selected at FICMA

    Revolution will compete at the 23 Edition  International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA BARCELONA) hold next 2016  November from the 3rd until the 10th. (More info: www.ficma.com) After 1800 films submissions it is an honor for our film REVOLUTION to be selected to take part in the Official Feature Documental Section competing for the GOLDEN SUN for the best Documental. The Festival wants to be a window for this kind of films and to be a kind of inspiration for a...
     

    Great feedback from Our Sustainable World Film Festival in Denver

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    Hi Bruno, Our screening of Revolution was VERY WELL received. It inspired and motivated many to speak up about their intentions to become more vocal and active.  It was a great day and we are so happy that Revolution was part of our presentation to our community! We are already starting to prepare for next year.  Thank you for your kindness in communication. Kindest regards, jinna Jinna K. Russell, M.S., L.P.C. “To be yourself in a world that is c...
     

     

    Revolution selected at Matsalu Nature Film Festival in Tallinn 21 - 25 sept 2016

      The 14th Matsalu Nature Film Festival will be held in Estonia  September 21-25, 2016!   This festival is an annual nature film event. It is named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, one of Europe's largest bird sanctuaries and a wetland environment of global significance. The festival showcases a variety of new international films about nature, wildlife, expeditions, environment, sustainability, biodiversity, conservation - films that depict nature in...
     
     

    Operation Chromite, War Blockbuster hits N°1 Box Office in Korea

    "Operation Chromite" Directed by  Lee Jae-Han. Viewed in Koreatown, Los Angeles, Starring Liam  Neeson as General Douglas MacArthur and Jung-Jae Lee as the leader of a nearly suicidal undercover mission behind North Korean lines at the peak of the Korean War.  Operation Chromite  --(original Korean title, 인천상륙작전; 仁川上陸作戰;Incheon Sangnyuk Jae-jeon) is a 2016 South Korean  war drama blockbuster directed by "John H."...
     

    50 Feature Films Selected for European Film Awards 2016

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        European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the titles of the 50 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2016! With 33 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countr...
     

    CommunicAsia 2016: SpeedCast provides services for SES Asia Pacific satellites, acquires WINS

    CommunicAsia 2016: SpeedCast provides services for SES Asia Pacific satellites, acquires WINS SpeedCast International Limited, a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, and SES, a leading global satellite operator, have signed a multi-year service agreement for Telemetry, Tracking and Command (‘TT&C’) and Carrier Spectrum Monitoring (‘CSM’) services for four of its satellites in the AsiaPac/IOR region. Under the service agreement, Spe...
     

    Lion announced as this year’s American Express® Gala

      The film will receive its UK premiere on Wednesday 12 October at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman expected to attend.   The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is thrilled to announce that Lion starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman will be the American Express Gala at this year’s Fest...
     

    Hollyshorts Closing Feature Outlaws and Angels from JT Mollner

        Outlaws and Angels Runtime: 1:58 "When outlaws on the lam invade the home of an unsuspecting, seemingly innocent, frontier family to hide out for the night, an unexpected game of cat and mouse ensues, leading to seduction, role revers...
     

    The Palme d’Or in Cannes, ''I, Daniel Blake'', and the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, ''Fuocoammare / Fire at Sea'' in the Pearls

      The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will present the last works of Ade, Barras, Dudok de Wit, Frears, Hansen-Løve, Koreeda, Kusturica, Lafosse, Larraín, Loach, Ozon, Puiu, Rosi, Sachs and Verhoeven   The discriminations and inequalities of the contemporary world, the family and the different forms of love and hate can be found in the storyline of some of the year’s most important films, the “recommendations” of the best fests on th...
     
     

    32 films make up the retrospective ''The Act of Killing. Cinema and global violence''

      The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016 present a season of films reflecting on some of contemporary society’s great conflicts   Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film "The Act of Killing" lends the season its name, will be present at the San Sebastian Festival. The Act of Killing. Cinema and global violence is the title of the thematic retrospecti...
     

    EFA Selects 15 Documentaries

    15 Documentaries Selected It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards.  Ten documentary festivals have recommended to the committee one film each which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition. Chosen in co-operation wit...
     

    World competition, features and shorts

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      WORLD COMPETITION – FEATURE FILMS     AN Zhanjun - THE UNEXPECTED / L’INATTENDU (Chine / China) Héctor BABENCO - MY HINDU FRIEND / MON AMI HINDOU (Brésil / Brazil) Radek BAJGAR - TEORIE TYGRA / TIGER THEORY (République tchèque / Czech Republic) Nic BALTHAZAR - EVERYBODY HAPPY (Belgique - Pays-Bas / Belgium - Netherlands) Amir Galván CERVERA, Mitzi Vanessa ARREOLA - LA 4º COMPANIA /&...
     

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    Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin Premiering in Cannes

    World premiere 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®

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

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

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    Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 

    over 40 festival wins so far

    Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
    Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

    Get Happy by Manoj Annadurai 

    Feature - Feel Good Movie  - World premiered in Montreal World Film Festival Winner best romantic comedy in Manhattan Fest

    Charlie Kane can’t catch a break. He grew into a man who expects the worse out of life and gets it. But that changes when, by chance, he meets a bright, sunny sprite of a woman named Holly who turns him from a dour drip into someone finally allowing himself to be happy.Then a bus flattens her before Charlie eyes. Charlie opts for suicide but can’t even successfully give up on life. Left with no other choice, he adopts Holly’s ethos of positivity and just decides to be happy... by ignoring all the bad things in life. But his cynical best friend isn’t buying Charlie’s new-found happiness and sets out to save Charlie by making him miserable again. 

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    OIFF TURIN CINEFEST

    OIFF is at its 4th edition with some important news, the live screening reserved for the winners in the beautiful city of Turin. After the official selection all the finalists will compete in the contest for 12 days in January 2017 (January 20th-31st). Members of a competent jury are in charge to nominate the best short and the best feature. The winning films will be played in a theatre in Turin next winter and they will also get a prize of 500 dollars. The festival aims to be a showcase...
     
     

    A Swiss stamp to commemorate Locarno' s 70th anniversary

      Details have been announced about the commemorative special stamp to celebrate the Festival del film di Locarno's 70th anniversary, which the Post Office will present as a preview on March 31, 2017. At the traditional Extraordinary Assembly, held at the end of the Festival, an official minute was made, giving details about the announcement made during the closing ceremony on August 13. The commemorative special stamp, which celebrates the Festival del film di Locarno's 70th an...
     

    The Chicago International Children's Film Festival returns to entertain and delight this fall in theatres.

     
    The Festival will celebrate its thirty-third year presenting the best new films for kids and teens from around the world.        The 2016 Chicago International Children's Film Festival, one of the world's premier festivals of films for kids and teens ages 2-18, returns October 28 to November 6 to celebrate its 33rd year presenting the best new films for Kids from around the world.   The 2016 Festival will feature ...
     

    CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg is approaching with big steps!

     
        This year's 9th edition runs from 6th until 23rd October and will bring the best recent cinematographic productions from 18 countries of the former communist bloc. Around 100 screenings will take place at the Cinematheque, Neimenster, Ciné Utopia and other venues. Like every year, the festival programme will also offer many special events (music, photography, gastronomy, debates,...
     

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    Ethan Hawke to receive a Donostia Award at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution The four-time Academy Award nominee will receive the Lifetime Achievement award honouring his illustrious career the evening of Saturday, September 17th followed by a screening of his latest film The magnificent seven. On September 17th, Ethan Hawke will be honoured with a Donostia Award at ...
     
     

    Newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors

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    Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our members for actively participating and taking another step toward inclusion, one that will bring new ideas a...
     

    Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    CHERYL BOONE ISAACS RE-ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT     Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 2) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: ·         Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) ·         John Bailey, Vice Presi...
     

    2016 Academy Film Scholars announced: Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott

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    Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott have been named 2016 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Their respective book projects focus on female screenwriters in the early years of American cinema and the representation of slavery in Classical Hollywood films.  The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award Kornhaber and Scott the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals. “Both Kornhaber and...
     

    RIP Arthur Hiller Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president

    Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president Arthur Hiller died this august in Los Angeles of natural causes.  He was 92. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “I was a member of the Board during his presidency and fortunate enough to witness firsthand his dedication to the Academy and his lifelong passion for visual storytelling.  Our condolences go out to his lo...
     

    CinefestOZ 2016 Film Prize Jury Chair announced

    CinefestOZ, Australia’s premier destination film festival, is delighted to announce that award-winning Australian feature film and documentary director Gillian Armstrong has accepted the role of Jury Chair for the 2016 Festival. Armstrong is one of Australia’s most successful and respected filmmakers. Her feature film directorial debut, My Brilliant Career, adapted from the breakthrough Miles Franklin feminist novel, was a huge success both here and abroad, launching the careers of...
     

    Lorenzo di Bonaventura to be honored with Zurich Career Achievement Award

        Legendary Producer Will Present His Latest Film “Deepwater Horizon” at the Festival     The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary movie producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers” and “GI Joe” franchises” “RED,” “Salt”)  will be the recipient of ZFF’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 &nd...
     
     

    Hugh Grant will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 – October 2

      Grant’s Latest Film “Florence Foster Jenkins”, Directed by Stephen Frears and Co-Starring Meryl Streep, To Screen in Zurich   The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Hugh Grant will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 – October 2. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.   Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recogniti...
     

    New Additions to the BIFF X Team!

    New Co-Director Tilke Hill - Prior to stepping up as co-director, Tilke operated as Buffalo International Film Festival's first Diversity Development Director. She is also the CEO of The New Hotness, Inc. (TNH) a new media company with a social mission - inclusion of underrepresented voices on and of screen. She is also the show runner (creator/writer/ep) of her company's first in-house production - Why I Murdered My Roommate - a new television series in which Buffalo plays a...
     

    Oldenburg honors Auteur Christophe Honoré with Retrospective

     
    “I really treasure the lessons I learned from the New Wave, because as soon as I feel a subject is taking over in my films I tend to sabotage my screenplays to give more space, some freedom to invent form.”     ...
     

    The competitors for the Horizontes Award

    Juan Andrés Arango, Daniel Burman, Amat Escalante, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Carlos Lechuga and Christopher Murray, among the competitors for the Horizontes Award Five former participants in last year’s Films in Progress will this year feature in the selection of the best in Latin American cinema   The Horizontes Latino selection, consisting of feature films not yet screened in Spain, produced totally or partially in Latin America, is made up of thirteen films,...
     

    Post-Brexit: What Now? by Mike Downey, Deputy Chairman of the EFA Board

    The UK’s eventual departure from the EU family is one which the European Film Academy regrets, however, like many institutions is waiting to see which form this split will actually take in the fullness of time. The fact is that from the EFA perspective as an organisation that includes all Council of Europe countries as well as Israel and Palestine it will be very much business as usual as the participation of our UK membership and UK films in our selection process wi...
     
     

    When Stellan Skarsgård Calls About His New Movie In Order of Disappearance, You Better Answer

    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent The first thing you hear when Stellan Skarsgård and Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland call at 8:00 am LA time for a phone interview from New York is Stellan’s unmistakable laugh. This is a far cry from the stoic Nils he plays in their new movie In Order of Disappearance that opens Aug. 26. Between the -40 celsius setting and the operatic violence, whereby Skarsgård picks off a succession of formidable enemies, including Bru...
     

    The Jury at Animaze 2016

    LUC CHAMBERLAND Luc Chamberland was born in St. Lambert, Montreal and was raised on a early intense diet of Television, comic books and animated cartoons. He studied Cinema at Concordia University and backpacked his way through Europe. For twenty years he lived and worked, directing commercials in Paris, Berlin, Munich, Budapest, Rome and mainly London. His animation credits include Asterix, Spielberg’s Fievel Goes West, We’re Back, and Space Jam. For Dreamworks, he was t...
     

    Animaze Speakers at the conferencce program

       Animaze Speakers Dave Sidaway News photographer, Montreal Gazette Mary Hughson Graphic Artist, Montreal Gazette Gerald Potterton Director 3x Academy Award nominee, My Financial Career, The Railroader, Heavy Metal Aislin Cartoonist, Montreal Gazette Marie-Claude Beauchamp Co-Founder, CarpeDiem Film & TV ...
     

    Isabelle Adjani attends Montreal with Carole Matthieu by Louis-Julien Petit

    Isabelle Adjani, icon of the French cinema, will attend the 40th Montreal World Film Festival  to accompany the showing Carole Matthieu the new film by Louis-Julien Petit (Discount) in the World Greats section.  ”One of the best known stars of international cinema, Ms. Adjani is an actress of immense versatility and talent and we will have the great honour of having her presence once again grace the Festival,” declared MWFF president Serge Losique.  ...
     

    American film star Willem Dafoe to attend Montreal with his film My Hindu Friend by Hector Babenco

     
    American film star Willem Dafoe, a favourite actor of such directors as Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Oliver Stone, Alan Parker, William Friedkin, Lars von Trier, Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara and Sam Raimi, will be in Montreal to accompany the showing of My Hindu Friend, the last film by Hector Babenco (Pixote, Kiss of the Spider Woman) , who died last month in Brazil. “We are especially proud to present the last film of this great director,” declared Montreal World Film...
     

     

    Jury of the first feature Prize

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    MARIANGIOLA CASTROVILLI   Mariangiola Castrovilli was born in Rome where she attended the International University of Journalism Pro Deo, now Luiss. She worked for RAI as a journalist and programmer- director, and for the newspaper Il Giornale, then contributed to leading European newspapers. A member of FIPRESCI, she served on numerous juries including  those at Karlovy Vary and San Sebastian. She is a member of the National Union of Italian Film Journalists, which each year...
     
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    12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars®

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    12 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AREAS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR 2016 OSCARS® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars®. These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entri...
     
     

    Hilton to Award $17,000 in Cash Prizes to Emerging Filmmakers

     
    $17,000 in Cash Prizes to be Awarded   If you can’t take the heat … get out of the kitchen.  However, for five winning chefs, cooking up a great film will help them towards taking home $17,000 in cash prizes! Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton challenge filmmakers to mix things up in its In the Kitchen video contest, hosted by the Audience Awards (AudAwards).   AudAwards competitions are an organic opportunity to cross-promote brands, proje...
     
     

    KODAK Announces 2016 Student Scholarships; Recognizing Emerging Global Talent in Film

     
    25th Annual Competition Awards $38,500 in Tuition & Film Grants   Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced the winners of its 25th annual KODAK Student Scholarship Program, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the 70th annual University Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This international competition is part of Kodak’s long-held commitment to encourage and foster the next generation of filmmakers and honors students who demonstrate...
     

    Seattle's Transmedia & Independent Film Festival Awards

     
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    CINE Celebrates: Soledad O'Brien to Receive CINE Leadership Award

    CINE is pleased to present renowned journalist and CINE Golden Eagle Award recipient Soledad O'Brien with the 2016 CINE Leadership Award at CINE Celebrates: Washington, DC on October 19, 2016 at NYU Washington DC.   The CINE Leadership Award  is presented to those who have made influential and enduring contributions to the media industry. Past recipients include NBCUniversal Cable chairman Bonnie Hammer, former PBS and Paley Center CEO Pat Mitchell, renowned documentarian Stanl...
     

    The FIPRESCI Gran Prix 2016 for Best Film of the year goes to ''Toni Erdmann'' by Maren Ade

    The FIPRESCI Gran Prix 2016 for Best Film of the year goes to ''Toni Erdmann'' by Maren Ade, who will collect the award at the San Sebastian Festival   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter I...
     

    Locarno Cinelab Award

    Donald Cried by Kris Avedisian     DONALD CRIED by Kris Avedisian wins the Cinelab Award at the Festival del film Locarno on Festival Scope. The award, offered by Cinelab Romania, has been given by the audience of the first Festival del film Locarno online event in partnership with Festival Scope.   The initiative between Festival del film Locarno and Festival Scope has presented a selection of 9 films from the Con...
     

    50 Films de fiction retenus pour les European Film Awards 2016

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    La European Film Academy et EFA Productions annoncent la liste des 50 films de fiction proposés pour une nomination aux European Film Awards 2016 ! Avec 36 pays européens représentés, la liste témoigne, une fois de plus, de la grande diversité du cinéma européen. Chacun des 20 pays qui totalisent le plus de membres EFA, a désigné un film retenu d'office. Afin de compléter cette liste, un comité de s&eac...
     
     

    Animaze winners

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    Awards   Canadian Student Film Award NEKA Nemnemiss VOLLANT-MCKENZIE (Wapikoni Mobile)   Special Accolade MERINGUE Louise PETIT-TRUCHON (Cégep du Vieux Montréal) International Student Film Award CATCH IT Paul Bar, Marion Demaret, Nadège Forner, Pierre-Baptiste Marty, Julien Robyn & Jordan Soler – France (ESMA) Special Accolade FULFILAMENT Rhiannon EVANS – UK (The National Film & Television School) Best Short Film TEA TIME...
     

    Cheryl Dunye is 2016 Iris Prize Jury Chair

     
    Iris Prize, Cardiff’s international LGBT short film prize, is delighted to announce that Cheryl Dunye is to be the chair of this year’s International Jury who will be judging the 35 films competing for the coveted £30,000 prize. Director of the ground-breaking lesbian film, The Watermelon Woman which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cheryl is an award-winning screenwriter, actress and producer whose work has focused on race, sexuality and gender issues. In addition, she is ...
     

     

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    Special Discount for Script to Screen Summit | September 9, 2016 • Toronto, Canada |

    Script to Screen Summit | September 9, 2016 • Toronto, Canada |  You have the Script We have a way to get it to the Screen. Learn how it’s done from the Script to Screen Summit Crew: Miranda Bailey, Producer, Cold Iron Pictures: Actor, writer, director, and ...
     
     

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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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    New Orleans Film Society Announces 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival,

    October 12th – 20th, 2016

     

    Festival unveils documentary, narrative and Louisiana feature competition lineup + official program artwork

     

    The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced today the feature competition lineup for the 27th annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), taking place October 12th – 20th at venues across New Orleans, with an increased presence in the downtown area.

     

    “The incredible growth the New Orleans Film Festival continues to experience translates into a more dynamic and diverse lineup each year,” says New Orleans Film Society Executive Director Jolene Pinder. “This year, we are excited to introduce new venues that will create a walkable downtown campus for the festival, giving our audiences the chance to see even more films.”

     

    Also revealed today was the official program artwork, designed by local artist Kayla Wroblewski. The artwork displays a portrait of Mexican actress Dolores del Río, who starred in the 1929 Louisiana-based film Evangeline, an image from which was used as part of the poster for the First Annual New Orleans Film Festival in 1989. The art selection highlights Louisiana’s rich history as a site for film production.

     

    The 2016 festival lineup was chosen from almost 4,000 submissions from NOFF’s open call for submissions from independent filmmakers, an increase of about 14% from 2015. Entries came from 115 different countries. Louisiana-made film submissions increased this year by 43%. Of the final selections, 45% of films are from female directors, and 36% are from directors of color.

     

    “This year’s lineup typifies the festival’s strong commitment to supporting new cinematic voices,” says New Orleans Film Society Director of Programming Clint Bowie. “Film is an art, and this year’s selections make that hard to deny. Festival-goers should be prepared to be challenged, moved, and awed by the bold and confident storytelling in this year’s lineup.”  

     

    The New Orleans Film Festival is increasing its presence in downtown New Orleans, establishing its main festival hub at Ace Hotel New Orleans:

     

    -          Ace Hotel New Orleans will offer discounted rooms for NOFF guests

    -          Ace Hotel New Orleans will host NOFF films in a pop-up venue in the hotel

    -          A suite at Ace Hotel New Orleans will serve as the VIP Lounge for All Access pass holders

    -          The NOFF Merchandise store will be held at Ace Hotel New Orleans

    -          The Main box office will be located at Ace Hotel New Orleans

    -          Festival pass pick-up location will now be held at Ace Hotel New Orleans

    -          Selected Cinema Reset exhibition will now be held at Ace Hotel New Orleans

     

    Below lists all 2016 Documentary, Narrative and Louisiana features in competition:

     

    DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

     

    Farmer/Veteran | dir. Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange

    One veteran’s mission to find healing through farming is haunted by the wounds of a family lost and the soldier he still yearns to be.

     

    Jackson | dir. Maisie Crow

    Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America.

     

    Jonas and the Backyard Circus (Jonas e o Circo sem Lona) | dir. Paula Gomes

    U.S. PREMIERE. Jonas is 13 and his passion is running a neighborhood circus he created in his backyard—but as adolescence sets in, what will becomes of Jonas's childhood circus dreams?

     

    The Nine | dir. Katy Grannan

    Modesto California’s notorious South Ninth Street—the Nine—is a no-man’s-land where the rules of polite society do not apply, a ravaged micro-community whose Darwinian existence is a day-to-day hustle.

     

    Painted Nails | dir. Erica Jordan, Dianne Griffin

    Follows a Vietnamese immigrant’s life-changing journey from her vibrant nail salon to the steps of Congress, becoming the first person to testify for safe cosmetics in over 30 years.

     

    The Prison in Twelve Landscapes | dir. Brett Story

    A meditation on the prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration through a series of places across the U.S. where prisons do work and affect lives.

     

    Shelter | dir. Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud

    WORLD PREMIERE. Filmed over the course of a full year, the film tells the raw and emotional stories of the incredible kids who seek shelter at the Covenant House, located on the outskirts of the New Orleans French Quarter, and the staff struggling to work miracles everyday on their behalf.

     

    The Shelter (Panahgah) | dir. Abbas Sendi

    Against a backdrop of desolation along the outskirts of Rasht, Iran, one woman exudes compassion and hope as she establishes a shelter to care for injured animals.

     

    You and Me (Tú y Yo) | dir. Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada

    A 70-year-old widow and her young maid live in isolation in a house in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The minutiae of their daily lives is captured, speaking volumes about race, class, and culture.

     

    NARRATIVE FEATURES

     

    72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? | dir. Raafi Rivero

    A bright, charismatic Brooklyn teenager has a ticket out of the projects and 72 hours to decide if he’s up to the challenge, all while fending off a rival who’s after his girl.

     

    Are We Not Cats | Xander Robin

    Fired, dumped, evicted Eli leaps at the chance to escape the city on an errand upstate. Plagued by strange illness, his sojourn culminates in an affair with a woman who shares his habit of eating hair.

     

    Daddy's Boy | dir. Daniel Armando

    Led by its lush black-and-white photography and a frank portrayal of male sexuality, this lyrical film tells the interlocking stories of four men on the fringes of the gay porn industry.

     

    Fugue | dir. Jorge Torres-Torres

    WORLD PREMIERE. A woman takes flight to a tiny island, where she chases after wild horses and carouses with drunken revelers. As memories of her past close in, the line between freedom and madness becomes blurred.

     

    Hearts of Palm | dir. Monica Peña

    An intimate documentary-style portrait of a collapsing relationship opens up deep questions about the space between languages, the nature of artist-muse pairs, and the pain and fecundity of romantic loss.

     

    Hara Kiri | dir. Henry Alberto

    WORLD PREMIERE. August and Beto, two hard-up skate punks, decide to prove their love by following in the steps of Romeo and Juliet, wandering across LA as they celebrate their last day on earth.

     

    A Morning Light | dir. Ian Clark

    After they reconnect by chance, Zach and Ellyn's peaceful summer of camping is gradually distorted by a foreign presence that vibrates through the woods around them.

     

    My First Kiss and the People Involved | dir. Luigi Campi

    Sam, a non-verbal young woman living in a remote group home, becomes obsessed with the mystery of her missing caretaker Lydia.

     

    The Other Kids | dir. Chris Brown

    The struggles of six small-town teens on the verge of high school graduation, told in a doc/fiction hybrid style in which real teenagers collaborated with the filmmakers to tell their own personal stories.

     

     

    LOUISIANA FEATURES

     

    Back Story | dir. Iman Shervington

    WORLD PREMIERE. Five young black men from different backgrounds and areas of New Orleans filmed their lives for six months, sharing their personal views on everything from education to criminal justice.

     

    Before the West Coast | dir. Oyd Craddock

    WORLD PREMIERE. The story of Coach Otis Washington's St. Augustine High football team during the years after the court ruling admitting them into Louisiana’s all-white high school sports association.

     

    Bookie | dir. Michael Yusko

    WORLD PREMIERE. A New Orleans man attempts to make a feature film to satisfy the Kickstarter backers who invested in him.  

     

    Forgotten Bayou | dir. Victoria Greene

    WORLD PREMIERE. Follows five families from the quaint Cajun community of Bayou Corne, whose survival was thrown into question four years ago by the 24-acre sinkhole that opened up on its outskirts.

     

    One Note at a Time | dir. Renee Edwards

    WORLD PREMIERE. An homage to the musicians who returned to their hometown after the devastation following Hurricane Katrina, told through the prism of the heroic New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.

     

    My Father, Die | dir. Sean Brosnan

    Deaf and mute since the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on the man that killed his older brother, who also happens to be his father.

     

    People | dir. Shane McGoey

    A pitch-black comedy composed of six intertwined vignettes and an ensemble of characters grappling with each other in a vain attempt to gain control over their lives.

     

    A Quiet Storm | dir. Jason Affolder

    WORLD PREMIERE. A musically gifted teenage girl from New Orleans’ 9th Ward is torn between family loyalty and doing what she knows is right after discovering her older cousin has become a violent criminal.

     

    She Was Famous | dir. Kenna J. Moore

    A widowed college dropout finds herself going down a rabbit hole inspired by her recent discovery of Karl Marx and the German language, only to learn that things have become a bit mental.

     

    Additional festival announcements, including spotlight films, honorees, and panels will be announced in the weeks to come.

     

     

    NOFF PASSES & TICKETING SCHEDULE

    Early Bird All Access Passes are on sale now at www.neworleansfilmfestival.org. New Orleans Film Society members can purchase All Access passes for $200 and Non-Members for $270. On September 12th, prices will increase to $250 for members and $320 for Non-Members.

     

    The All Access Pass gives access to:

    -          All Festival screenings, with prior reservation

    -          Priority entrance to all screenings (All Access line at all venues)

    -          Early access to online reservations

    -          Entry to all official Festival parties (6-7 parties with complimentary food and drink plus multiple receptions)

    -          Access to the VIP Lounge at Ace Hotel New Orleans with complimentary beverages and snacks

    -          Advance home delivery of official Festival Program Guide (if purchased before September 25th)

    -          Discount to all vintage NOFF merchandise available at the official merchandise store at Ace Hotel New Orleans.

     

    Additional Festival Dates:

    -          September 12 - Film packages and Weekend Passes On-Sale Date

    -          September 26 - Tickets On-Sale for all NOFS members and All Access pass holders    

    -          October 3 - Tickets On-Sale for general public

    -          October 10 - NOFF main box office opens at Ace Hotel New Orleans for advance sales

     

    Hotel Partnership: Guests will receive a special coupon for discounted NOFF All Access Passes:

    o   Ace Hotel New Orleans: 15% discount on rooms + 25% discount on All Access Pass

    o   The Hotel Modern: 30% discount on rooms + $25% discount on All Access Pass

     

    NOFF is launching an official merchandise store at Ace Hotel New Orleans featuring a wide selection of vintage Festival posters, t-shirts and additional merchandise. The store will open on October 10th and will stay open until Oct 20th.   

     

    For more information on the New Orleans Film Festival and Film Society, please visit www.NewOrleansFilmFestival.org or www.NewOrleansFilmSociety.org.

     

     

    Sponsors for NOFF 2016 include Ace Hotel New Orleans, the City of New Orleans, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Cineverse, Deep South Studios, Hollywood Trucks, Second Line Stages, and Tectus Security Services.

     

    This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and administered by the Arts Council New Orleans.

     

    ABOUT THE NEW ORLEANS FILM SOCIETY

    Since 1989, the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) has engaged, educated and inspired through the art of film. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF). NOFS hosts the French Film Festival and other special events designed to benefit local film audiences, artists and professionals. NOFS partners with local organizations to present monthly film series. NOFS reaches 32,000 people year-round through its programming. NOFS is a 501(c) (3) organization.


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    The TIFF Industry Conference will feature a lineup of internationally-focused premium programming comprised of high-profile speakers, progressive discussions, and innovative strategies for creative and business leaders.

    The seven-day Conference takes place during the 41st Toronto International Film Festival® from September 9 -15, and includes Mogul sessions with Cheryl Boone Isaacs (President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences), David Glasser (President & COO, The Weinstein Company), and Jonathan Olsberg (Chairman, Olsberg-SPI), along with a host of celebrated filmmakers and industry experts. “The programme will feature creative insights from outstanding filmmaking talent, while major industry leaders will debate topical subjects, including diversity and gender inclusion,” said Kathleen Drumm, Director, TIFF Industry. “In crafting the sessions, our programming team has recognized that providing access to opportunities and enabling a greater understanding of evolving investment models is essential for the artistic and financial sustainability of the industry.”

    New this year, TIFF’s Connections series provides curated networking opportunities by bringing together leading international film professionals in five networking streams: Women In Film, Documentary, Short Cuts, Virtual Reality, and City to City. Over the course of four days, Breakfast at TIFF will provide targeted networking opportunities for international producers with potential business partners, with advice and insight from guest experts.

     

    MOGULS

    TIFF’s Industry’s onstage conversation series features some of the most powerful and influential movers and shakers in the film world. This year’s Moguls include: Cheryl Boone Isaacs (President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) In an exclusive on-stage interview, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, joins Festival Artistic Director Cameron Bailey and weighs in on the Academy’s efforts toward diversity and inclusion, and her vision for the Academy’s role as an industry leader. David Glasser (President & COO, The Weinstein Company) Hollywood wheeling and dealing, film premieres and pressures, acquisitions and mergers — David Glasser has experienced every aspect of the film business. Glasser, COO of The Weinstein Company, explains an insider’s day in the life of one of the industry’s largest and most famous film and television companies. Jonathan Olsberg (Chairman, Olsberg-SPI) Jonathan Olsberg, Chairman of Olsberg-SPI and a seasoned strategic adviser of media, business, and government. Olsberg, unveils the results of SPI’s latest research, explaining how film productions uniquely drive the expansions of creative industries.

    MASTER CLASS

    The Master Class series presents an eclectic mélange of international directors and artists who have championed social progress and innovations in storytelling through their work. This year’s guests include Doug Liman on VR (Invisible), Mira Nair (Queen Of Katwe), Feng Xiaogang (I Am Not Madame Bovary), and a live performance by Canadian composer Mark Korven (The Witch) co-presented with the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.

    THE GUARDIAN TIFF TALKS New this year, TIFF Industry Conference welcomes The Guardian, featuring exclusive Q&A sessions with some of the most notable actors and directors at the Festival, interviewed by The Guardian’s editorial team.

    DIALOGUES

    Our Dialogue series, supported by the OMDC, presents innovative, informative discussions on business and creative topics, featuring notable industry leaders and experts. Brexit & UK Film Industry: What Happens Now? Panellists discussing the impact and opportunities presented by the recent EU referendum include: · Isabel Davis (Head of International, British Film Institute) · Kattie Kotok (EVP – US Productions, British Film Commission) · Robbie Allen (Senior Screen Executive, Creative Scotland) · Jeremy Kay (US Editor, Screen Daily) – Moderator Evolving borders: Co-Productions & Europe This session explores how the continent’s evolving borders and changing financial landscape impacts co-productions and international access. Panellists include: · Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages) · Ilann Girard (CEO, Arsam Inc.) · Claudia Steffen (Producer and Managing Director, Pandora Film Produktion GmbH) · James Hickey (Chief Executive, Irish Film Board) · Laufey Guðjónsdóttir (Director, Icelandic Film Center) · James Weyman (Producer, Barn 12 Inc.) – Moderator Know Your Film: New Online Tools for Monetizing and Marketing From financing to marketing and direct audience engagement, these industrious creator/developers present a live demo of their online services: · Rene Bastian (CEO, Cinelytic) · Sajid Qureshi (CEO, Showbizzee) · Nick Soares (CEO, GoDigital Inc.) · Stephen Follows (Producer & Researcher, Catsnake) – Moderator Women at the Helm: Because it’s 2016! Our panellists discuss newly implemented initiatives and commitments to providing opportunities for gender parity in film: · Anna Serner, (CEO, Swedish Film Institute) · Carolle Brabant (Executive Director, Telefilm) · Freida Pinto (Board Member, We Do It Together) · Sally Caplan (Head of Production, Screen Australia) · Stephen Follows (Producer & Researcher, Catsnake) · Rina Fraticelli (Executive Director, Women In View) – Moderator Diversify! Where Untapped Talent Meets Opportunity Panellists discussing diversity-focused creative programs in film, television, and digital media include: · Tamir Muhammad (Director, Content & Artist Development, Time Warner Inc.) · Peter Knegt (Producer, CBC Arts) · Moira Griffin (Senior Manager of Diversity Initiatives, Sundance Institute) Where Do All the Indies Go? Panellists discuss the complicated exhibition ecosystem and ask how best to revive the distribution of, and production opportunities for, independent cinema: · Tom Alexander ( Director, Theatrical Releasing, Mongrel Media) · Clare Binns (Programming and Acquisitions Director, Picturehouse) · Olivier Gauthier-Mercier (Director, Distribution Sales, Elevation Pictures) · Fred Joubaud (Director, International Sales & Digital Acquisitions, Tricon Films & Television) The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem A discussion about the documentary The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem and issues around the gender gap in Hollywood, co-presented by WIFT-TORONTO and WIDC. Panellists include: · Caroline Suh (Director, Executive Producer, The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem) · Stacy Smith, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Southern California) · Laura Michalchyshyn (Executive Producer, The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem) · Stacey Offman (Executive Producer, The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem) · Heather Webb (Executive Director, WIFT-TORONTO) – Moderator The Dream Team: Directors, Casting Directors, and Actors Co-presented by the Casting Society of America, panellists explore the essential collaboration of writers and directors, casting directors, and actors: · Tamara Hunter (Vice President of Casting, Sony Pictures) · Onur Tukel (Director/Writer, Catfight) · Sandra Oh (Talent, Catfight) · Stephanie Holbrook (Casting Director, Stephanie Holbrook Casting) Unconventional Voices Insights from groundbreaking writer/directors who have put their imaginations to work refreshing cinematic genres: · Dash Shaw (Director/Writer, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea) · Onur Tukel (Director/Writer, Catfight) · Rachel Lambert (Director/Writer, In The Radiant City) Nigerian Cinema 2016: At the Forefront Featuring experts, insiders, and dynamic leaders in Nigerian cinema: · Mo Abudu (Producer, The Wedding Party) · Funa Maduka (Content Strategist) · Tope Oshin (Director / Producer, Sunbow Productions NG) · Wendy Mitchell (Programme Manager, Film Team, British Council) · Aboubakar S. Sanogo (Assistant Professor Film Studies, Carleton University) Pathways and Protocols – Collaborating with Indigenous Communities Indigenous filmmakers and Screen Australia discuss how best to collaborate with Indigenous communities, Co-presented by imagineNATIVE, this panel includes: · Zacharias Kunuk (Director, Maliglutit /(Searchers)) · Jonathan Frantz (Producer, Maliglutit /(Searchers)) · Penny Smallacombe (Head of Indigenous, Screen Australia) · Jason Ryle (Artistic Director, imagineNATIVE) · Jesse Wente (Director Film Programmes, TIFF) East Finances West: China & North America Panellists examining the business practices and benefits of trans-continental partnerships are: · George Nolfi (Director, Birth of The Dragon) · Michael London (Producer, Birth of The Dragon) · Hong Pang (CEO, Kylin Pictures) · Johnny Ma (Director/Writer, Old Stone) · Patrick Frater (Asia Editor, Variety) · James H. Pang (CEO, Kylin Pictures) VR/360: Creative Concept Meets Practical Design Specialists in the field discuss the unique challenges and creative possibilities of this burgeoning medium: · Thomas Wallner (Founder / CEO, DEEP Inc.) · Aaron Weintraub (Senior Visual Effect Supervisor, Mr X Inc.) · Ryan Cummins (Virtual Reality Supervisor, Legend) · Randall Okita (Director, Lockpicker Productions) VR/360: Mapping Sustainable Business Models Highlighting the ways the film industry and filmmakers could best exploit the financial opportunities VR presents, this panel is co-presented by the Canada Media Fund, with: · David Dexter (Operations and Business Development Lead, Sheridan College | SIRT) · Will Maurer, (VP, Business Development, 2D VFX & VR, Legend) · Wendy Bernfeld (Founder/Managing Director, Rights’ Stuff Bv) – Moderator DOC CONFERENCE TIFF Doc Conference features a full day of invigorating documentary presentations and fascinating conversations. Race and History: A Conversation with Raoul Peck I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck (Sometimes in April, Lumumba) brings a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narratives in America. In this keynote conversation, he discusses what drew him to make this critical film, and his inventive approaches to history throughout his career. Filming in Exile In Exile Director Tin Win Naing, and Producers Yasmin C. Rams and Rodney Charles discuss the challenges of filming with migrant workers in a remote region. Their experiences offer lessons and inspiration for any filmmaker confronting logistical, ethical, and technical hurdles. Documentary Meets Virtual Reality VR experts J. Lee Williams (President, Occupied VR), Ana Serrano (Chief Digital Officer, CFC), Sebastian Sylwan (Visual Effects and Digital Media Technology Executive, Felix & Paul Studio), and Nyla Innuksuk (Partner, Pinnguaq Productions), discuss the state of documentary in VR. Editing with Herzog: A Conversation with Joe Bini Editor Joe Bini has worked with Werner Herzog on many films including Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man, and Into the Inferno, which is playing at this year's Festival. In this conversation, he discusses the process of creating these essayistic documentaries. Documenting In Real Time: A Conversation with Steve James In his new film, ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail, Oscar-nominated director Steve James (Hoop Dreams; The Interrupters; Life Itself) follows an important story that is virtually unknown outside New York’s Chinatown community: the trial of Abacus, a family-run bank serving Chinese immigrants and the only bank to be criminally indicted by the New York District Attorney after the 2008 mortgage crisis. He joins us to discuss his rich career, and the craft of documenting an unfolding story where the outcome was unknown. Cinematic Storytelling in the Mobile and Social Age Great Big Story is a new, independent digital video network backed by CNN, but unlike its parent company, doesn’t focus on breaking news. GBS collaborates with filmmakers on short form, non-fiction, human-interest content. The platform has featured work from accomplished filmmakers such as Zackary Canepari (Briana) and Sharon Liese (The Gnomist). The GBS team of Executive Producer Courtney Coupe, Creative Director Ben Whitla, and Director of Content/Development Matt Drake, discuss how a story package is built from start to finish. They will also announce a new commitment to unscripted shorts coming this fall in partnership with TIFF. The Art of Performance: A Conversation with Jonathan Demme Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense; Silence of the Lambs; Rachel Getting Married) has a rich history of making films with musicians, including The Talking Heads, Robyn Hitchcock, and Neil Young. In his latest JT + The Tennessee Kids, Demme turns his lens on an even larger-scale concert — the final show of Justin Timberlake's 20/20 tour. He joins us to discuss his approaches to capturing performance and his painstaking process of finding the right cinematic style to reflect different performers. Inside True Crime True crime has become a hot topic in documentary. In this session, we speak to a director who’s investigating a complicated case. SHORT CUTS DIALOGUES An exciting series of presentations for short film producers and directors. SHORT CUTS The Journey of a Short Film – Year One Experts in their fields discuss how to make the most of a year on the film circuit, from festival play to awards consideration, to sales and distribution. Panelists include: · Martin Edralin (Director, Emma) · Benoit Blanchard (Sales Agent, UNIFRANCE) · Ania Trzebiatowska (Manager of Acquisitions, Visit Films) · Inga Diev (General Manager, Ouat Media) · Amotz Zakai (VP Management, Echo Lake Entertainment) · Kathleen McInnis (TIFF Short Cuts Programmer) – Moderator SHORT CUTS Case Studies: Transitioning to Features Former Short Cuts filmmakers returning to the festival this year with their feature film debuts share what they learned in making the journey from shorts to features. Panelists include: · Ashley McKenzie (Director, Werewolf) · Kevan Funk (Director, Hello Destroyer) THE INDUSTRY LOUNGE The perfect meeting space for industry professionals with free WiFi and a variety of meeting spaces, the Industry Lounge is open September 9 to 14, from 9:00am to 6:30pm, and on September 15 from 9:30am to noon, and is located in the Glenn Gould Studio Lobby at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St. West. INDUSTRY HAPPY HOURS Come along, unwind and meet filmmakers, producers, and potential business partners from around the world. Industry Happy Hours are held in the Glenn Gould Studio Lobby at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St. West, September 9-14 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The Industry Cocktail, on September 15 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, is co-presented with the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and will celebrate the close of another year of successful industry events. ADDITIONAL INDUSTRY PROGRAMMING AND INITIATIVES CMPA Producer’s Award This award is presented annually to an outstanding Canadian producer with a Canadian feature at the Festival, and will take place on Thursday, September 8. Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Presented by Telefilm Canada, this series highlights the hottest homegrown directors who are the buzz of 2016. Topics include: · Breaking In & Staying In: The Art of ‘Stayin’ Alive’ as a Filmmaker · The American Dream: Canadian Films in the U.S. · Show Me the Money: Monetizing Your Film Internationally Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS! Six filmmaking teams have six minutes to pitch their feature film idea to an industry audience and jury. The winning team takes home $15,000 to develop their project! · To Be Continued - Peter Harvey, Rob Grant, Luke Black, Mike MacMillan · Mary Goes Round - Matt Code, Molly McGlynn · Qalupalik - Sean Wainsteim, Nyla Innuksuk · SHARKASAURUS - Spencer Estabrooks, Greg Jeffs · The Art of Being Busy - Lauren Grant, Chris Ross, Lauren Corber · The Edible Woman - Francine Zuckerman, Karen Shaw Breakfast at TIFF A series of four breakfasts will provide targeted networking opportunities for international producers with potential business partners, with advice and insight from guest experts September 11-14 at LUMA. Advanced registration required. Canada meets Latin America and Spain Doing business with Germany ARRI launches International support programme Celebrating National Agencies Online industry registration for the Toronto International Film Festival® is now open. There are five pass types, each offering access to the Industry Conference and Doc Conference. Online registration closes August 26. To learn more about passes and price points visit: http://tiff.net/industry. TIFF prefers Visa. Social Media: @TIFF_Industry | #TIFFConference @TIFF_NET | #TIFF16 Instagram: @TIFF_Net Facebook.com/TIFF About TIFF TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net. The Toronto International Film Festival Industry Programming is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L'Oréal Paris and Visa, and Major Supporters Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corporation The Industry Lounge is generously co-sponsored by Christie® Industry Happy Hour on September 10 is generously sponsored by IMDbPro and Withoutabox TIFF Industry Conference Dialogues programme is generously supported by the OMDC Shortcuts is supported by the Ontario Arts Council Cinematic Storytelling in the Mobile and Social Age is supported by Great Big Story Breakfast with TIFF is generously supported by, Telefilm Canada, German Films and ARRI -30- For information, contact the Communications Department at 416.934.3200 or email proffice@tiff.net.


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