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    New sections, a stronger selection in the competition program and more colorful specials at the Miskolc IFF, the leading international film festival of Hungary, 9-18 September.


    This year eighteen films have made it to the feature competition program. Movies like the Sundance hit Swiss Army Man, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople by the New Zealand helmer Taika Waititi or the renowned American director Kelly Richard’s new piece, Certain Women are all part of the program.


    The Danish director’s Land of Mine will also run for the festival`s Emeric Pressburger Prize, just like the family drama dividing the critics in Cannes but getting the Grand Prix nonetheless, It’s Only the End of the World by Xavier Dolan. And, if we have already mentioned Cannes and critics, the most adored film of all time at the Croisette, Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann is also here in the competition program.


    Hungarian film is represented by Szabolcs Hajdu’s This Is Not the Time of My Life, but there is a Hungarian co-production as well, Anca Miruna Lazarescu’s That Trip We Took with Dad.


    The most innovative piece in the competition program is undoubtedly the Motel Mist by the Thai writer genius, Prabda Yoon. Yoon will be present at the festival to introduce his film. There are also two arthouse science fictions, the Native and the Equals, the later one, by Drake Doremus, being a special Orwell adaptation, parallel in many ways to George Lucas’ THX 1138 that is also screened at the Jameson CineFest.


    The Open Eye section is stronger than ever with films like the Death in Sarajevo by the Bosnian director, Danis Tanovic, the witty romance Love&Friendship by Whit Stillman, or Paul Verhoeven’s absurd thriller, also the closing film of the Festival, Elle that can be understood as the sequel to Basic Instinct. Hungarian films have also made it to the Open Eye selection: the screenwriter István Tasnádi’s directorial debut Memo, and an American co-production The Boy on the Train starring Barnabás Tóth and Tibor Szervét.


    This year the CineClassics focuses on Kieslowski’s Three colors trilogy, the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to the Hungarian legend Károly Makk, three brand new DVDs from the Budapest Film Archive will be presented at the festival, the great ‘’ introduces itself and we remember a Hungarian actor who started his career in Miskolc: the great Zoltán Latinovits passed away 40 years ago.


    The festival’s new special program, Midnight Screenings brings us old and new horrors to watch: from the digitally re-mastered Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street to the Cannes debut Train to Busan that is the most expensive South-Korean production of all time.


    Another new program is the MusicDocs selection, bringing us a genius documentary on Frank Zappa by Throsten Schütte, an IDFA hit When The Earth Seems To Be Light and Csaba Bereczki’s Soul Exodus that talks honestly and deeply about klezmer musicians form New York.












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    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it", warns Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana(link is external).
    See here the amazing program and all films of the next International Uranium Film Festival in Berlin taking place Sept 28 to Oct 02., 2016

    70 years ago, July 16th 1945, exploded the first Atomic Bomb in New Mexico, at the Alamogordo Test Range, and the nuclear age had begun. "We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent...  Now I am become death: the destroyer of worlds." Julius Robert Oppenheimer recalling that first atomic bomb test.

    One year before the Fukushima reactor exploded, the International Uranium Film Festival was founded in 2010 in Santa Teresa, the famous artist quarter in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. The first Uranium Film Festival then was held in May 2011 in two cultural centres of Santa Teresa, Laurinda Santos Lobo and Parque das Ruinas. Since 2012 the main venue is the Cinemateque of Rio de Janeiro's Modern Art Museum (MAM Rio).

    The festival is dedicated to all films about nuclear power and the risks of radioactivity, from uranium mining to nuclear waste. It throws light on all nuclear issues.

    Documentaries, movies and animations are the best tool to transport information about nuclear energy and radioactivity, an invisible danger that has no taste, no smell, no colour. And a festival is the best way to bring these films to the people! The Uranium Film Festival is a project against forgetting and ignoring. The horror of atomic bombs and uranium weapons, and nuclear accidents like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Goiânia or now Fukushima should never be forgotten - nor repeated. 

    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it", warns Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana(link is external).

    The annual Uranium Film Festival was founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but it is a global festival. With a selection of films it travels around the world. It has been already in dozens of cities in Brazil, Germany, India, Portugal, Canada and USA. For example the festival was held in São Paulo, Salvador, Recife, Berlin, Munich, Lisbon, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ranchi, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Window Rock, Washington DC, New York,  ...  It intends to establish anual Uranium Film Festivals on all continents.

    The legal organizer of the Festival is the non-profit arts and cultural organization “Yellow Archives” (Arquivo Amarelo), based in Rio de Janeiro and registered as Brazilian charity. It depends on your donation.


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    La Biennale di Venezia announces that it has cancelled the gala dinner and reception on the beach that have traditionally followed the opening ceremony of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, scheduled for August 31st.

    La Biennale di Venezia shares in the bereavement, expresses its deepest sorrow for the victims, and its utmost solidarity and support to the communities struck by the earthquake.

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    Leo Calice
    The residencies running for the second edition of Ikusmira Berriak, a programme providing support to audiovisual projects organised by San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016, Tabakalera-International Centre for Contemporary culture and the San Sebastian Festival, with the collaboration of Donostia Kultura and the Filmoteca Vasca, began on August 15th. During the residencies, lasting for six weeks, filmmakers Leo Calice, Mikel Gurrea, Aitor and Amaia Merino and Kiro Russo will develop the four selected projects in Tabakalera’s Creators’ Space. To help them with the process, during the first four weeks masterclasses have been organised by Fernanda del Nido, founder of the independent production company Tic Tac Company, the filmmaker John Paul Sniadecki, whose films push the limits of the documentary genre, and Manuel Arranz, former director of the Spanish RTVE network’s La2 channel and producer of television programmes. In addition, the residents will have carte blanche to programme a film forming part of their movie references at Tabakalera.  

    In the fifth week of their stay, coinciding with the start of the San Sebastian Festival, the participants will prepare a pitch - a detailed presentation of the audiovisual project to international producers and sales agents potentially interested in co-producing and distributing their work - to be made in the Festival’s industry space, where 1,496 accredited guests gathered last year. The residents will have the opportunity to organise meetings with Industry Club attendees, participate in its activities as professionals and will be issued with a pass to attend all screenings at the event. Their stay will end, precisely, on September 25th, the day after the end of the Festival. 

    Over the six weeks the participants will be accompanied and advised by the same expert committee responsible for selecting their projects from among the 33 submitted: Paz Lázaro, head of programming for the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival; Sergio Oksman, Brazilian film director (Goodbye America, A Story for the Modlins, O Futebol) and head of the production company Dok Films, and Ada Solomon, film producer and founder of HiFilm Productions. “I think the programme is a real boon for any artist. It is a great opportunity to research and create peacefully, away from home and everyday obligations, in the extraordinary setting of San Sebastian and with the support of an incredible Festival”, analysed Solomon, who found it difficult to choose between the different projects. “I was impressed by the quality of the proposals and thought it would be impossible to choose only four of them. To make the selection we considered them globally: the originality of the proposal, the quality of the project, the filmmaker’s ability to transfer their idea to cinema and their talent and experience”, explained the Romanian producer.

    These are the first impressions after ten days’ work at Tabakalera of Leo Calice, selected in the Lab category (Clermont-Ferrand Festival’s experimental short film section); Mikel Gurrea, from the Kimuak short film selection; Aitor and Amaia Merino, from the Basque Autonomous Community Filmmakers category; and Kiro Russo, chosen from among participants in the International Film Students Meeting (EIECINE) running yearly at the San Sebastian Festival. 

    “The time spent here will represent a major step forward in making our short film”

    “I see Ikusmira Berriak as a biotope that provides the ecosystem for developing projects, something which, it goes without saying, is enormously important. It paves the way for a process of exploring aesthetic and technical questions, something which is related to the production of our film”, explains Leo Calice, who is working on an animated documentary, Calipatria, co-directed with Gerhard Treml. “During the Tabakalera residency I will construct the film studio for shooting the short and will test production methods to decide exactly how we will produce it. Ikusmira Berriak will not only provide the time and space to do it, but also relevant masterclasses and the feedback of colleagues and experts. I’m really looking forward to the classes and to the exchange with the other residents, which I have no doubt will be very valuable. The time spent here will represent a major step forward in the making of our short film”. 


    Mikel Gurrea

    “Ikusmira Berriak assigns the creative process the importance it deserves”

    “The experience is turning out to be intense and enormously interesting. We’ve had the opportunity to meet the residency organisers, who have welcomed and helped us from the beginning, and to exchange points of view with the participating filmmakers. It’s still early days, but the feeling is great”, he said. “I believe that Ikusmira Berriak has got it right by assigning the creative process the importance it deserves. The residency gives us the space, time and resources to develop and find the stories we want to tell, to generate material and experiment with the aim of leaving here with a more solid project. The fact that it all culminates with a pitching session at the Zinemaldia is really exciting and pushes you to work on making the film you’re looking for”, he notes. Personally speaking, he explains, “the residency is helping me to write, which is what I need. It’s helping me to test a more dynamic and flowing creative process, something I’d tried at small scale and which I can develop more intensely here. It’s helping me to take risks to find the best way to tell the story”. That’s why, he concludes, “I hope Ikusmira Berriak will continue to run for many years. It truly deserves it”.     


    Aitor and Amaia Merino

    “We plant the seed and Ikusmira Berriak gives us the soil and the water to make it grow”

    Siblings Aitor and Amaia Merino consider that “the experience is hugely enriching”. On the one hand, the tutorials help to give you a clear idea of the project objectives and, on the other, working with the other residents gives us the opportunity to share doubts and concerns. The Tabakalera space is perfect, we feel really at home working here”, they remark. In their opinion, Ikusmira Berriak represents “a boost to get creators up and started”. “Apart from everything you learn, we have a very high standard professional team to help us and give us advice at this stage, which you normally do with no help whatsoever. On top of this is the opportunity to enter the market offered by the Film Festival. If we add to this the creation and production workshops, the residency is an all-rounder. We plant the seed and Ikusmira Berriak gives us the soil and the water to ensure that the project grows strongly”, they conclude. Moreover, Amaia lives in Ecuador and Aitor in Madrid, meaning that meeting to work “is always complicated”. “Ikusmira Berriak has allowed us to come together and get down to work, and in our city to boot. For us the programme is a boon”, they admitted.


    Kiro Russo

    “This residency is one of its kind”

    “I’m really looking forward to it”, explained the Bolivian moviemaker fresh from his participation in the Cineasti del Presente section at the Locarno Festival, where he garnered a special mention for Viejo Calavera. “I’m blown away by the Tabakalera installations, it’s the most incredible cultural centre I’ve ever seen. I think it’s a tremendous luxury to be able to work in this mind-blowing space; as if that wasn’t enough, San Sebastian is a magical and beautiful city perfect for letting yourself be carried away by ideas, for getting down to writing and experimenting with projects”. “We’ll have so much backing not only thanks to the comfort of the space and the endless access to all sorts of filmed and printed material, but also thanks to the dialogue kicking in with the other residency participants and with the tutors backing the projects. I think this residency is one of its kind for its particular backing of films seeking to explore new forms of cinematic language; it is a hugely important initiative”.


    Kiro Russo

    1. LOBA (full-length film)

    Category: International Film Students Meeting


    Two men force a door in two different times and places. One has to steal out of necessity. The other is escaping from his wife, who has transformed into a wild beast.


    Kiro Russo (La Paz, 1984)
    Director, producer and scriptwriter. He studied direction at the University of Cinema in Buenos Aires. As a director and scriptwriter, he made the short films Enterprisse (2010), Juku (2012), and New Life (2015), premièring at the 68th Locarno Film Festival, received a special mention from the jury and won first prize and the Orona Award in the International Film Students Meeting at San Sebastian Film Festival. These works have a are very closely related to Viejo Calavera, his first feature film in post-production phase. His first feature film, Viejo Calavera, recently awarded at Locarno with a Special Mention in the Cineasti del Presente section and will compete in Horizontes Latinos at San Sebastian Film Festival.

    Gerhard Treml

    Leo Calice

    2. CALIPATRIA (short film)

    Category: Labo, the selection of experimental short films at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival


    Calipatria is the name of a state prison situated in California´s desert. Santiago Cassilas is one the prisoners: 58 years, member of a gang, convicted to life sentence in solitary confinement. Santiago works one hour a day in prison´s garden, and that will be the place where he reveals his feelings, life history, secrets and dreams, beyond prison´s walls.


    Gerhard Treml (Vienna, 1963)
    His practice explores narrative strategies to appropriate, investigate, and reconfigure spatial relations basic to our construction of reality. His work relies on drawing, scripting, filmmaking and installations. He recently directed the international art-based research program Eden’s Edge in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna and launched the Office for Narrative Landscape Design (O.N.L.S.D). Together with Leo Calice, he directed their first series of short films Eden’s Edge (2014) which have won multiple international awards including Clermont Ferrand's Grand Prix.

    Leo Calice (Texing, 1980)
    Leo Calice studied and worked in Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Austria. He later studied Landscape Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. 2012 he joined the art based research project Eden's Edge and was a founding member of the Office for Narrative Landscape Design (O.N.L.S.D) which produced a series of animated documentary short films Eden’s Edge (2014). It was screened extensively and won numerous international awards including Clermont Ferrand's Grand Prix.

    Amaia Merino, Aitor Merino

    3. FANTASÍA (full-length film)

    Category: Filmmakers from the Basque Autonomous Community (BAC)


    Since they were very young, Amaia and Aitor lived away from their parents, Kontxi and Iñaki, now retired. Last summer they realised a dream: getting the four of them together to go on a cruise on a huge ship called FANTASÍA. On their return, they will face a bigger, terrifying boat: the reality of distance, old age and death that one day will separate them. The idyllic holiday reunion will be the contrast from which the harshness of reality acquires a true meaning.


    Amaia Merino (San Sebastian, 1970)
    She lives and works in Ecuador, a country where she has specialised in editing and scriptwriting for non-fiction cinema. Over the last fifteen years, she has edited some of the best-known feature films in Ecuador: Blak Mama, Más allá del Mall, Resonancia, En Espera, El Pan Nuestro, 1809-1810 Mientras Llega el Día y Asier ETA biok (Asier and I), Irizar Basque Film Award in 2013, among others. Since 2006, she has given tutorials on editing and scriptwriting at the Technological Institute of Cinema and Performance in Quito.

    Aitor Merino (San Sebastian, 1972)
    He has developed his career primarily as a film, theatre and television actor, working on more than twenty films under directors Montxo Armendáriz, Pilar Miró, Vicente Aranda, Carlos Saura Medrano, Manuel Matji and Icíar Bollaín, among others. His first short film as a director, El Pan Nuestro, received awards at a number of national and international festivals and was nominated for the Goya Awards. Asier ETA biok (Asier and I), Irizar Basque Film Award in 2013, co-directed with his sister Amaia Merino, was his first feature film. He is currently combining his work as an actor with the feature-length documentary project Fantasía, co-directed again with Amaia Merino.

    Mikel Gurrea

    4. SURO (full-length film)

    Category: KIMUAK


    Ivan (33) inherits a farmstead in Girona, his last chance to make a living for himself. He and his partner Elena (30) move to the house to manage a former cork plantation. However, as an outsider, facing increasing tension with the local cork extractors and the Moroccan carriers he has to face a major moral dilemma.


    Mikel Gurrea (San Sebastian, 1985)
    While studying audio-visual communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, he worked for the advertising production firm Agosto, he wrote and directed several short films, including Primo (2008), Los gatos del tejado (2009) and Rojo en el agua (2010). In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship from Obra Social “la Caixa” to study a master's degree in film direction at the London Film School. During this period, he directed the documentary Txoria, the commercial Chessmates and developed the dramaturgy for the choreography Automatich Flesh by the Rambert Dance Company, which premiered in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. His graduation film, Foxes, was awarded, among others, the prize for best fiction in the Students category at the Montreal Festival des Filmes du Monde and was selected for Kimuak 2015 catalogue. His theatre fiction project, Soka, was chosen for the New Dramaturgies programme. He is currently developing a feature-length drama, Heldu (Hold), produced by Eva Sigurdardottir and selected by EAVE.




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    On the occasion of the German Premiere of Pasha Rafiy’s “Foreign Affairs”, the Oldenburg International Film Festival will host the visit of one of Europe’s most highly-regarded political figures, Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, who will be in attendance on September 17th as a guest of the Festival, which this year will once again host the European Film Academy jurors for the “European Discovery Award – Prix FIPRESCI”. 


    “Foreign Affairs” is a remarkable documentary that offers an extraordinary perspective and rare glimpse into the life of Jean Asselborn, Europe’s longest serving Minister of Foreign Affairs, taking us both straight into the heart of global politics and the everyday life of “Jang”. We share his engagement with diplomacy and hope that he carries in his function as a politician, but also in the intimate moments of solitude that he experiences during his unrestrained race around a world marked by major political crises. On this prestigious occasion, in attendance with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pasha Rafiy will present his documentary to the audience in Oldenburg.


    Last year, jury members from the European Film Academy and FIPRESCI gathered for the first time in Oldenburg to deliberate the final nominees for the “European Discovery Award – Prix FIPRESCI” - dedicated to a first feature film by a European director.
    Announced live during the Closing Night Gala at the State Theater, it was an especially celebratory event as one of the finalists was Tom Sommerlatte whose debut feature “Summers Downstairs” also took home Oldenburg’s top prize –the 2015 German Independence Award for “Best Film”.

    After the successful inaugural event, the Oldenburg International Film Festival is honored to once again host the commission at the 23rd Edition of the Festival described by Chairwoman of the EFA Board, Oscar-nominated director, Agnieszka Holland, as „a festival that is known for its heart for young filmmakers and for an inspiring and innovative environment.”
    The jury will gather in Oldenburg on Saturday September 17th and will announce the official final five nominees during the Festival’s Closing Night Gala at the Oldenburg State Theater on September 18th.

    The announcement of the winner of the 2016 “European Discovery Award – Prix FIPRESCI“ will take place during the 29th European Film Awards on December 10th in the city of Wroclaw. We are excited to welcome the nomination committee composed of renowned members of the EFA and FIPRESCI to Oldenburg:

    - Dagmar Jacobsen, Germany (Producer)

    - Angeles González-Sinde, Spain (Filmmaker and former Spanish Minister of Culture)

    - Mihai Chirilov, Romania (Artistic Director of the Transylvania International Film Festival)

    - Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, Poland (Film Critic)

    - Isabelle Danel, France (Film Critic and Vice-President of FIPRESCI)

    - Neil Young, UK (Film Critic and Programmer for Edinburgh FF, Ljubljana, and others)

    - Tom Sommerlatte, Germany (Filmmaker, 2015 Discovery Award finalist, 2015 winner of Oldenburg’s German Independence Award)
















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    The 36th annual Atlantic Film Festival announces its full festival program, featuring over 225 films and a full slate of special events, to be presented over eight days in Halifax, September 15-22.

    "This year we are delivering as your curator of epic and unforgettable stories across the spectrum of every taste like never before. Audiences flock to film festivals to be moved, challenged, shaken and stirred and this year’s program guarantees all of that and beyond”, said Wayne Carter, Executive Director.

    Adding to the already impressive list of previously announced Gala Presentations – Opening Night Gala Maudie (Sept. 15), Friday Night Gala Weirdos (Sept. 16), Sunday Night Gala: Reel East Coast Shorts (Sept. 18), and Wednesday Night Gala Perfume War (Sept. 21) – are the exciting announcements of four additional Gala Presentations to complete the 2016 program.
    The Saturday Night Gala presentation on Sept. 17 will be American Honey, written and directed by Andrea Arnold (Wasp, Red Road). The film follows Star (Sasha Lane), a teenage girl from a troubled home, who runs away with a travelling sales crew selling Magazine subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days and young love. Candid, bold and powerful, with an almost non-stop music track ranging from rap to ballad, American Honey is an engrossing and exhilarating coming-of-age film that examines frayed youth with surprising depth. American Honey is produced by Film4, Parts & Labor, Maven Pictures, and the British Film Institute, and is distributed in Canada by Elevation Pictures.
    Theatre of Life, from director Peter Svatek, is the Atlantic Film Festival Monday Night Gala on Sept. 19 – and also part of this year’s inaugural NFB Showcase. For Expo Milano 2015, renowned chef Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana was named world’s best restaurant in 2016, invited 60 of his international confrères to join him in transforming food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents. A visual feast in itself, Theatre of Life puts a human face on its powerful message of social justice while raising awareness about the enormous environmental impact of food waste. Theatre of Life is produced by Triplex Films and The National Film Board of Canada.
    This year’s Tuesday Night Gala: Français will be Xavier Dolan’s Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End of the World), winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. After 12 years of absence, a writer goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fuelled by bitterness and fear, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen, and love. Produced by Sons Of Manual and MK Productions, Juste la fin du monde is distributed in Canada by Entertainment One.
    The Festival's Closing Night Gala presentation on Thursday, Sept. 22 will be Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me). When his older brother dies, Lee (Casey Affleck) is granted custody of his teenage nephew (Lucas Hedges). As they both adjust to their new lives, Lee struggles with the many ghosts of his past, including his estranged ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams) who makes her way in and out of his past and present. Produced by K Period Media, Manchester by the Sea is distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media.

    Featuring the newest and most anticipated films of the year, moviegoers will want to be first in line to see the twelve films comprising the 2016 Special Presentations, sponsored by Cineplex Events. Savour the sights and sounds of soon to be award-winning films: Denial, recounting Deborah E. Listadt’s (Rachael Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall); The Dressmaker, an Australian revenge comedy-drama starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth; Elle, a French psychological thriller directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Isabelle Huppert; Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch’s affectionate tribute to Iggy Pop and The Stooges; The Handmaiden (Agassi), a South Korean erotic psychological thriller from writer-director Park Chan-wook; I, Daniel Blake, the latest Palme d’or prize-winner from celebrated filmmaker Ken Loach; Julieta, based on three short stories by Alice Munro and brought to the screen by Pedro Almodóvar; Mean Dreams, a coming-of-age thriller from writer-director Nathan Morlando and starring Bill Paxton; Patterson, Jim Jarmusch’s tale of a bus driver poet played by Adam Driver; Personal Shopper, a ghost story set in the fashion underworld of Paris starring Kristen Stewart; Toni Erdmann, a German comedy-drama written and directed by Maren Ade; and Trespass Against Us, following a family living on the wrong side of the law in provincial England, and starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson.

    Two new film programs are being announced this year. The first being Restored! which focuses on a new film preservation each year. The 2016 selection offers Multiple Maniacs, John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature, made in 1970 on a shoestring budget in Baltimore.

    The second is the inaugural NFB Showcase, celebrating our nations oldest and most celebrated film institution with a suite of screenings highlighting their latest productions. Featured documentaries are Angry Inuk (Alethea Arnaquq-Baril), Bluefin (John Hopkins), Gun Runners (Anjali Nayar), The Gift (Niobe Thompson), and We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (Alanis Obomsawin), along with nine additional films in a NFB Shorts program.

    Rounding out this year’s complete AFF program is a top-tier line up of features and documentaries from Canada and throughout the world. Viewers will delight in a wide range of films, including Canadian films: Below Her Mouth, First Round Down, Hello Destroyer, Old Stone, Two Lovers and a Bear, Unless and Window Horses; international award-winners: L’Avenir (France/Germany), Land of Mine (Denmark/Germany), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), The Salesman (Iran/France) and Transpecos (USA); and Canadian Premieres of international titles: Crosscurrent (China), Moon Dogs (UK), Papa:Hemingway in Cuba (USA/Canada), and She Remembers He Forgets (Hong Kong), among many more.

    Select documentaries include: the rotoscoped recount of America’s first mass school shooting, Tower; a look at champion show chicken breeders in Chicken People; a wide ranging musical celebration of Austin City Limits in A Song for You; a gripping, psychological thriller, and winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Kate Plays Christine; and Dilip Mehta’s profile of porn star turned Bollywood star, Sunny Leone, in Mostly Sunny; among many other captivating and enlightening titles.

    The Atlantic Film Festival will once again feature French language films from Canada in partnership with Quebec Cinema, including feature films Boris sans Béatrice (Denis Côté), King Dave (Daniel Grou) and Les Mauvaises Herbes (Louis Bélanger), along with nine short films in Courts métrages. All films in the Quebec Cinema program are in French with English Subtitles.

    Also included in this year’s line up are Short Film Programs, featuring both a Canadian and international selection, and the Festival’s popular ViewFinders: Films for Youth program.

    The 2016 Festival will host several one-of-a kind special events and parties to celebrate the movies, the people and the city of Halifax. In addition to the Opening Night Party is the return of the Festival Music House Atlantic presented by Radio Starmaker Fund. The night will feature a stellar line up, including performances by Atlantic Canada’s Paper Lions, Amelia Curran and Joel Plaskett.
    One of the world’s most established co-production/co-financing markets, Strategic Partners is a one-stop shop for projects looking for partners and will take place as part of the 36th Atlantic Film Festival, Sept 15-17.  A global trendsetter, the event attracts producers whose projects represent fresh and innovative ways to tell stories, across all platforms. Priority is given to projects considered to have both commercial and international appeal.  Strategic Partners provides a full agenda of 25 minute, pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with investors/broadcasters/distributors/sales agents, participation in investor and co-production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels and visionary keynote speakers. The event’s two-day linear program is designed to provide unparalleled access to international co-production/ co-financing possibilities. All of this happens under one roof, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Film Festival and the vibrant, coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

    Featured sessions include Opening Keynote speaker, Producer of The Last King of Scotland, The Constant Gardener and A Most Wanted Man, Andrea Calderwood (Potboiler Productions, UK), as well as a conversation with Nordic Broadcasters, Liselott Forsman (YLE, Finland) and Lars Hermann (DR, Denmark). In addition there will be two panel discussions. On Day One, International industry leaders across existing and new financing and distribution platforms will explore the shift in how feature film is treated as a medium, and how audience viewing habits have triggered an adjustment in how content is financed and distributed. The second topic will consider television’s role in a world whose borders are disappearing as fast as SVOD’s proliferate. What are the identifiable trends across the globe? The intersection of domestic vs. international audience appeal and the producer’s ability to harness opportunities for content export are on the front line of this discussion.
    Strategic Partners is financed with the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Telefilm Canada as the Presenting Partner and Signature Partners, Bell Media, and CTV. Gold Partners include: Canada Media Fund, Canadian Media Production Association and Super Channel. Strategic Partners is a convergence of talent and innovation, producing tangible results. For more information, visit:

    “As the annual meeting place for the industry on Canada’s East Coast, the Atlantic Film Festival’s programming is known for its memorable narratives, drawing on a tradition of storytelling. The Festival is also a place where deals are made. The Government of Canada’s support, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, is focused on attracting international investment to the film and digital media sector through the Strategic Partners initiative. Wishing you continued success in this 36th edition,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA.

    The Atlantic Film Festival is very pleased to announce a new partnership with a new ticketing service provider in 2016, Vendini. For the first time, the Atlantic Film Festival will be using the online ticketing services of Vendini, whose mission is to simplify the business of live events. The San Francisco headquartered company also has offices in Vancouver and Montreal.

    "We are delighted to be the Atlantic Film Festival's choice for simplifying the online sale of tickets for this exciting, multi-faceted event," said Keith Goldberg, Chief Revenue Officer of Vendini. "The range of choice in films, parties, discussions and gala presentations presents a terrific opportunity for the Festival attendees to enjoy a rich set of options that can be easily navigated with Vendini's user friendly ticketing solutions, and is sure to create many loyal festival fans in the process."

    Tickets for all screenings and special events along with all Festival passes are on sale today, August 24 at 3 p.m.

    Tickets are available online at Please note that online tickets can be purchased by credit card only. Tickets will be available at the Festival Box Office in Park Lane Mall (5657 Spring Garden Road) beginning September 6th at noon. For hours of operation, visit:

    A limited amount of tickets for the Opening Night Gala Film are currently available through The Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office (6101 University Ave.), by phone at 1-800-874-1669 and online at Tickets for the Opening Night Party are available at or at the Festival Box Office (opening at 12 noon, September 6th).

    Receive the most up-to-date information, including sneak peeks and Festival highlights at our website:, our Facebook page: /atlanticfilmfestival, Twitter account: /thefilmfest and Instagram account: thefilmfest.

    “The key ingredients of the Atlantic Film Festival are always the generous support of our sponsors and donors and the incredible efforts put forth by our staff and volunteers,” added Carter. “Nothing makes us happier than seeing audiences sharing the experience of movie magic.”

    The Atlantic Film Festival would like to thank Bell Media, CTV, Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund, CBC, ACOA, Cineplex Events, the NFB, Quebec Cinema, RBC, The Lord Nelson Hotel, Vendini, and all of its 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:, our Facebook page: /atlanticfilmfestival, our Twitter account: /thefilmfest #AFF2016, our LinkedIn company page:, our Youtube channel: and our Instagram account: thefilmfest.


    For more information, contact:

    Wendy Phillips, Publicity
    (902) 492-0960 /

    Pour diffusion immédiate
    Le mercredi 24 août 2016 

    Le Festival du film de l'Atlantique dévoile le programme complet
    de sa 36ème édition qui se tiendra du 15 au 22 septembre
    à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse

    (Halifax, N.-É.) - Le Festival du film de l'Atlantique dévoile le programme complet de sa 36ème édition, qui comprend plus de 225 films ainsi que tout un éventail d'événements spéciaux, qui seront présentés pendant les huit jours du festival, du 15 au 22 septembre, à Halifax.

    «Cette année, nous tenons notre parole en tant que programmateur de récits plus épiques et inoubliables les uns que les autres sur l'échiquier de tous les goûts possibles, et ce comme jamais auparavant. Les spectateurs affluent vers les festivals du film pour être émus, défiés, bousculés et touchés, et le programme de cette année vous le garantit», a déclaré Wayne Carter, directeur général du festival.

    En plus de la liste impressionnante des Galas d'ores et déjà annoncés (le gala d'ouverture avec le film Maudie le 15 septembre, le gala du vendredi soir et le film Weirdos le 16 septembre, le gala du dimanche soir : Reel East Coast Shorts le 18 septembre, ainsi que le gala du mercredi soir Perfume War le 21 septembre) le festival programme quatre projections supplémentaires pour compléter son édition 2016.

    La soirée Gala du samedi, le 17 septembre, présentera le film American Honey, écrit et réalisé par Andrea Arnold (Wasp, Red Road). Le film suit le parcours de Star (Sasha Lane), une adolescente issue d'une famille à problèmes, qui s'enfuit de chez elle pour suivre un groupe de vendeurs d'abonnements de magazines qui font du porte à porte. Aussitôt à sa place au milieu de cette bande de jeunes, dont l'un deux est Jake (Shia LaBeouf), elle adopte rapidement leur style de vie fait de soirées bien arrosées, de petits méfaits et d'histoires d'amour. À la fois candide, audacieux et fort, avec une bande son originale quasi continue allant du rap à la balade, American Honey est un film captivant et exaltant sur le passage à l'âge adulte qui montre une jeunesse à bout de nerfs, avec une profondeur surprenante. American Honey est produit par Film4, Parts & Labor, Maven Pictures, ainsi que le British Film Institute. Il est distribué au Canada par Elevation Pictures.
    Theatre of Life, du réalisateur Peter Svatek, est présenté lors du gala du lundi 19 septembre, et fait ainsi partie de la toute première soirée de l'ONF pour le festival. Pour l'Expo 2015 de Milan, le chef Massimo Bottura, dont le restaurant Osteria Francescana a été désigné meilleur restaurant au monde en 2016, a invité quelque 60 de ses confrères internationaux à se joindre à lui et transformer toute la nourriture gâchée et destinée au rebus en de délicieux repas nutritifs pour les résidents affamés d'Italie. Un festin visuel en soi, Theatre of Life met un visage humain sur un message fort de justice sociale tout en dénonçant l'énorme impact environnemental de ce gâchis alimentaire. Theatre of Life est produit par Triplex Films et l'Office national du Film du Canada.
    Le gala du mardi soir souligne la présentation d'un film en français. Cette année, ce sera Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End of the World) de Xavier Dolan, lauréat du Grand Prix du Festival de Cannes 2016. Après 12 ans d'absence, un écrivain retourne dans son village natal pour annoncer sa mort prochaine à sa famille. Alors que la rancune prend le pas sur le cours de l'après-midi, coups de poings et querelles surgissent, encouragés par l'amertume et la peur, alors que toutes les tentatives d'empathie sont sabotées par l'incapacité des uns et des autres à écouter et à aimer. Produit par Sons of Manual et MK Productions, Juste la fin du monde est distribué au Canada par Entertainment One.
    Le gala de clôture du festival aura lieu le jeudi 22 septembre et c'est le film Manchester by the Sea qui sera projeté, film écrit et réalisé par Kenneth Lonergan, cinéaste nominé aux Oscars (You Can Count on Me). À la mort de son frère aîné, Lee (Casey Affleck) se retrouve avec la garde de son neveu adolescent (Lucas Hedges). Alors que les deux doivent s'ajuster l'un à l'autre, Lee doit aussi faire face à ses anciens démons, dont son ex-femme (Michelle Williams) qui ne fait qu'entrer et sortir de sa vie d'hier et d'aujourd'hui. Produit par K Period Media, Manchester by the Sea est distribué au Canada par Mongrel Media.

    Puisque le festival va projeter les films les plus récents et attendus de l'année, les cinéphiles voudront être les premiers à pouvoir visualiser les douze productions faisant partie des Présentations spéciales de l'édition 2016, commanditées par Cineplex Événements. À savourer : les images et les bandes sons des films qui seront très bientôt primés : Denial, qui raconte la bataille judiciaire de Deborah E. Listadt (Rachael Weisz) pour la vérité historique de l'holocauste contre le négationniste David Irving (Timothy Spall) ; The Dressmaker, une comédie dramatique australienne mettant en vedette Kate Winslet et Liam Hemsworth ; Elle, un thriller psychologique français, réalisé par Paul Verhoeven avec Isabelle Huppert ; Gimme Danger, l'hommage affectueux de Jim Jarmush à Iggy Pop and the Stooges ; The Handmaiden (Agassi), un thriller psychologique et érotique sud-coréen du réalisateur Park Chan-wook ; I, Daniel Blake, la dernière Palme d'or à Cannes du célèbre cinéaste Ken Loach ; Julieta, d'après trois nouvelles d'Alice Munro et porté à l'écran par Pedro Almodovar ; Mean Dreams, un thriller sur le passage à l'âge adulte du réalisateur Nathan Morlando et mettant en vedette Bill Paxton ; Patterson, de Jim Jarmush et l'histoire d'un chauffeur d'autobus poète interprété par Adam Driver ; Personal Shopper, une histoire de fantôme prenant place dans le monde sous terrain parisien de la mode avec Kristen Stewart ; Toni Erdmann, une comédie dramatique allemande écrite et réalisée par Maren Ade ; et Trespass Against Us, qui suit une famille qui ne vit pas du bon côté de la loi, dans la campagne anglaise, avec Michael Fassbender et Brendan Gleason.

    Deux nouveaux programmes sont annoncés cette année. Le premier intitulé Restored! se concentrera sur la préservation d'un nouveau film par an. La sélection 2016 propose la version restaurée de Multiple Maniacs, le film grotesque de John Water, qui a été indisponible pendant des décennies et qui a été tourné en 1970 avec un budget très limité à Baltimore.

    Le deuxième programme met en valeur l'ONF, et célèbre la plus ancienne des institutions cinématographies de notre pays avec une suite de projections soulignant leurs dernières productions. Parmi les documentaires présentés, on pourra voir Angry Inuk d'Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Bluefin de John Hopkins, Gun Runners d'Anjali Nayar, The Gift de Niobe Thompson et We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice d'Alanis Obomsawin, le tout présenté avec neuf autres films supplémentaires faisant partie du programme des courts-métrages de l'ONF.

    Pour compléter le programme du FFA de cette année, une série de films et de documentaires de haut calibre en provenance du Canada et du monde entier seront présentés. Les spectateurs se régaleront d'une large sélection de films, dont les films canadiens suivants : Below Her Mouth, First Round Down, Hello Destroyer, Old Stone, Two Lovers and a Bear, Unless et Window Horses; ainsi que les films internationaux primés suivants : L’Avenir (France/Allemagne), Land of Mine (Danemark/ Allemagne), A Man Called Ove (Suède), The Salesman (Iran/France) et Transpecos (É.-U.) ; ainsi que les premières au Canada des films internationaux suivants : Crosscurrent (Chine), Moon Dogs (Royaume-Uni), Papa:Hemingway in Cuba (É.-U./Canada), et She Remembers He Forgets (Hong Kong), parmi de nombreux autres.

    Parmi les documentaires sélectionnés, on pourra voir Tower qui raconte via la méthode de la rotoscopie la première fusillade de masse qui a eu lieu dans une école aux États-Unis, mais aussi jeter un coup d'œil aux éleveurs de poulets de compétitions dans Chicken People, la célébration toute en musique des limites de la ville d'Austin dans A Song for You, un thriller psychologique, lauréat du Prix spécial du Jury lors du Festival Sundance 2016 Kate Plays Christine, ainsi que le portrait de Sunny Leone, star du porno devenue vedette de Bollywood, dans Mostly Sunny réalisé par Dilip Mehta, tous ces documentaires présentés parmi de nombreux autres titres, tous plus captivants et instructifs les uns que les autres.

    Le Festival du film de l'Atlantique présentera à nouveau cette année des films canadiens en langue française en partenariat notamment avec Québec Cinéma, dont Boris sans Béatrice de Denis Côté, King Dave de Daniel Grou, et Les Mauvaises Herbes de Louis Bélanger, le tout accompagné de neuf Courts métrages. Tous les films du programme Québec Cinéma sont en français, sous-titrés en anglais.
    La sélection de cette année comprend aussi des programmes présentant des courts-métrages, sélection à la fois de films canadiens et internationaux, ainsi que le populaire ViewFinders : le Festival du film pour la jeunesse.

    L'édition 2016 du festival accueillera aussi plusieurs événements spéciaux ainsi que des soirées, le tout pour célébrer le cinéma, les gens et la ville d'Halifax. En plus de la soirée d'ouverture, le festival organisera à nouveau le Festival Music House Atlantic présenté par le Fonds RadioStar. Lors de cette soirée, on pourra applaudir des vedettes telles que Paper Lions, Amelia Curran et, venant de la région de l'Atlantique, Joel Plaskett.
    L'un des marchés les plus établis de la coproduction et du cofinancement, Strategic Partners est un guichet unique pour les projets à la recherche de partenaires qui aura lieu dans le cadre de la 36ème édition du Festival du film de l'Atlantique, du 15 au 17 septembre. Novateur au niveau mondial, l'événement attire des producteurs dont les projets sont autant de nouvelles façons innovantes de raconter des histoires, sous toutes leurs formes. La priorité est donnée aux projets considérés comme ayant un potentiel à la fois commercial et international. Strategic Partners offre un programme complet de rendez-vous en tête à tête d'une durée de 25 minutes avec des investisseurs/diffuseurs/distributeurs/vendeurs, mais aussi la participation à des tables rondes sur le financement et la coproduction, des panels de discussions et des intervenants visionnaires. L'événement de deux jours est organisé de manière à offrir un accès parallèle aux possibilités internationales de coproduction/cofinancement. Le tout se déroule sous un seul toit, avec le Festival du film de l'Atlantique en toile de fond et la ville d'Halifax, ville côtière de la Nouvelle-Écosse.
    Parmi les sessions présentées, notons le discours d'ouverture d'Andrea Calderwood (Potboiler Productions du Royaume-Uni), productrice du Dernier roi d'Écosse (The Last King of Scotland), La Constance du jardinier (The Constant Gardener) et Un homme très recherché (A Most Wanted Man), ainsi qu'une conversation avec les diffuseurs scandinaves Liselott Forsman (de Yle en Finlande) et Lars Hermann (de DR au Danemark). En plus, il y aura deux panels de discussions. Pendant l'un deux, les leaders internationaux de l'industrie du film, en matière de financements et de distributions sur des plateformes existantes ou nouvelles, exploreront l'évolution avec laquelle le film est traité comme un médium à part entière, et comment les habitudes du public ont permis un ajustement de la façon dont le contenu est financé et distribué. Le second sujet traité appréhendera le rôle de la télévision dans un monde dont les frontières disparaissent aussi vite que les plateformes VOD prolifèrent. Quelles sont les tendances identifiables à travers le monde ? L'attirance pour le croisement entre les publics nationaux et internationaux et la capacité du producteur à exploiter les opportunités d'exportation d'un contenu seront en première ligne lors de cette discussion.

    Strategic Partners est financé grâce au soutien de l'Agence de promotion économique du Canada atlantique, Téléfilm Canada, Bell Media et CTV. Parmi les partenaires OR, notons le Fonds des média du Canada, l'Association canadienne de la production médiatique et Super Channel. Strategic Partners est une convergence de talents et d'innovations, qui produit des résultats tangibles. Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez :

    «En tant que point de rencontre annuelle de l'industrie, sur la côte est du Canada, la programmation du Festival du film de l'Atlantique est réputée pour ces récits mémorables, issus de la tradition orale. Le festival est aussi le lieu où les affaires se font. Le soutien du gouvernement canadien, via l'Agence de promotion économique du Canada atlantique, vise à attirer des investissements internationaux dans le secteur du film et des média numériques grâce à l'initiative que représente Strategic Partners. Je vous souhaite tout le succès que vous méritez pour cette 36ème édition» a déclaré l'Honorable Navdeep Bains, ministre de l'Innovation, des Sciences et du Développement économique et ministre responsable de l'APECA.

    Le Festival du film de l'Atlantique est heureux d'annoncer en 2016 un nouveau partenariat avec Vendini, fournisseur de billetterie en ligne. Pour la première fois, le Festival du film de l'Atlantique utilisera les services de Vendini, dont la mission est de simplifier les affaires du secteur de l'événementiel. L'entreprise qui a son quartier général à San Francisco dispose aussi de bureaux à Vancouver et à Montréal.

     «Nous sommes ravis d'avoir été choisis par le Festival du film de l'Atlantique pour simplifier la vente en ligne des billets pour cet événement passionnant aux multiples facettes» a déclaré Keith Goldberg, directeur général du financement de Vendini. «L'éventail des choix en termes de films, de soirées, de discussions et de galas est autant d'occasions incroyables pour les festivaliers d'apprécier une palette d'options d'achats plus riches les unes que les autres. Il sera très facile de sélectionner ses événements grâce à la solution conviviale de ventes en ligne Vendini, solution qui créera de nouveaux passionnés de cinéma au cours du processus.»

    Les billets pour toutes les projections et les événements spéciaux ainsi que les Pass du Festival sont en vente dès aujourd'hui, le 24 août, à partir de 15 h 00.

    Les billets sont disponibles en ligne à Veuillez noter qu'ils peuvent être payés en ligne uniquement par cartes de crédit. Les billets sont aussi disponibles à la billetterie du Festival au centre d'achats Park Lane (5657 Spring Garden Road) dès le 6 septembre à midi. Pour les heures d'ouverture de la billetterie, visitez le site :

    Un nombre limité de billets pour la projection du film lors du gala d'ouverture est disponible auprès de la billetterie de Dalhousie Arts Centre (6101 University Ave.), par téléphone au 1-800-874-1669 et en ligne à Les billets pour la soirée d'ouverture sont disponibles à ou au box office du festival (qui sera ouvert dès le 6 septembre à midi).

    Vous revevrez les informations les plus à jour ainsi que des avants premières et les faits saillants du Festival via notre site internet :, notre page Facebook : /atlanticfilmfestival, notre compte Twitter : /thefilmfest et notre compte Instagram : thefilmfest.

    «Les ingrédients principaux du succès du Festival du film de l'Atlantique résident dans le soutien généreux de nos commanditaires et donateurs ainsi que dans les efforts incroyables de nos employés et de nos bénévoles» a souligné Wayne Carter. «Rien ne nous rend plus heureux que de voir le public partager la magie du cinéma.»

    Le Festival du film de l'Atlantique souhaite remercier Bell Media, CTV, Téléfilm Canada, le Fonds des média du Canada, CBC, APECA, Cineplex Événements, l'ONF, Québec Cinéma, RBC, The Lord Nelson Hotel, Vendini, ainsi que tous ses partenaires, commanditaires et fournisseurs.
    À propos du Festival du film de l'Atlantique

    Le Festival du film de l'Atlantique (FFA) célèbre pendant huit jours films, média et musique du monde entier. C'est un festival qui transforme Halifax, une ville côtière charmante et historique, en une Mecque internationale des arts, bourdonnant de réalisateurs, de gens de l'industrie du film et d'amoureux du cinéma. Cette année souligne la 36ème édition du festival qui aura lieu du 15 au 22 septembre.

    Premier regard sur les meilleurs films internationaux de la saison des festivals, le Festival du film de l'Atlantique met de l'avant les réalisateurs locaux, déterminé à combler l'écart existant. Nous attirons certains des plus gros joueurs de l'industrie du film, des médias et de la musique du monde entier. Toutes nos sélections de films sont choisies en tenant compte de notre communauté, et nos événements spéciaux servent à nous rassembler. Organisme à but non lucratif, le Festival dépend fortement des liens forts tissés avec la communauté artistique dynamique qui l'entoure.

    Alors qu'il célèbre ses 36 ans en 2016, le Festival du film de l'Atlantique a débuté à St. Jean-de-Terre-Neuve en 1981 et il n'était alors qu'une toute petite organisation avant d'être relocalisée à Halifax dès l'année suivante. Trois décennies plus tard, le Festival du film de l'Atlantique est devenu l'un des principaux festivals du film au Canada. Que ce soit pour les gens de l'industrie, les cinéphiles décomplexés ou les curieux, le festival offre un grand nombre d'opportunités pour participer à cette expérience cinématographique globale. Le Festival du film de l'Atlantique célèbre pendant toute l'année le cinéma, dépassant le festival de huit jours de septembre pour comprendre également ViewFinders : le Festival du film de l'Atlantique pour la jeunesse, AFF Outdoor Film Experience et Strategic Partners.

    Recevez les informations les plus récentes du Festival du film de l'Atlantique et de tous ses programmes associés, ainsi que des avant-premières et des faits saillants du festival, en ligne via notre site web :, notre page Facebook : /atlanticfilmfestival, notre compte Twitter : /thefilmfest #AFF2016, notre page LinkedIn :, notre chaine Youtube : et notre compte Instagram : thefilmfest.





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    Every year, FILM FEST GENT strives to offer a platform for its domestic cinema. We are proud to announce that we will present no less than 10 new Belgian titles in different sections at this 43rd edition. These titles will receive their national or world premiere in Ghent.

    Film Fest Gent’s artistic director Patrick Duynslaegher comments: “What is striking about this selection of 10 titles is that they demonstrate how rich, varied and diverse Belgian cinema is today. One rediscovered animation film may date from 1984, but the others relate to current topics, reveal young and up-and-coming talent, and are of relevance for the world we live in today. They also prove that Flemish and Belgian talent can excel in any thinkable genre, way of expression, style and format. Or how our southern neighbours would say: 'Vive la différence'.”

    Belgian Cinema Today @ Film Fest Gent

    1. ‘Arno Dancing in My Head’ by Pascal Poissonnier
    The documentary follows Arno during the recording sessions of his latest album ‘Human Incognito’ and on tour. An intimate peek into the 67-year-old, dancing and compulsive head of Belgium’s best-known rocker. (World premiere)

    2. ‘Beau Séjour’ by Nathalie Basteyns & Kaat Beels
    A ten-part drama series for Eén about a murdered girl who has to solve her own murder case. The series is a raw, contemporary whodunit with a surreal twist. (Belgian premiere of 2 episodes)

    3. ‘Jan zonder Vrees’ by Jef Cassiers
    The Belgian animation film from 1984 – an adaptation from the novel – is a classic about the Flemish folklore figure John the Fearless.

    4. ‘Le Ciel Flamand’ by Peter Monsaert
    The film focusses on the lives of three generations of women: Monique, Sylvie and Eline. A dramatic event jeopardises the certainties in their lives and puts their family ties under pressure. (Belgian premiere: will have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival)

    5. ‘LEFTO - In Transit’ by Kurt De Leijer
    In this documentary series for Canvas, DJ Lefto takes us on a trip to different cities, which we get to discover via underground music. Watch the trailer HERE!(World premiere of 2 episodes)

    6. ‘Home’ by Fien Troch
    ‘Home’ tells the story of a group of teenagers and the adults that surround them. Both groups find it difficult to communicate with each other and to understand each other’s world. This film will compete in the Official Competition. Watch the teaser HERE.(Belgian premiere: will have its world premiere at Venice and North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival)

    7. ‘King of the Belgians’ by Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth
    King Nicolas III and his entourage are stuck in Istanbul, when Belgium unexpectedly falls apart. They manage to flee the country and attempt to return home via the Balkans. Watch the trailer HERE.(Belgian premiere: will have its world premiere at Venice International Film Festival)

    8. ‘My First Highway’ by Kevin Meul
    In Kevin Meul's debut film we follow Benjamin during his family’s annual holiday. He falls in love with Annabel, who is beautiful and intriguing, but is he ready to be dragged into her adventure? (World premiere)

    9. ‘Noces’ by Stephan Streker
    At first sight, Zahira is a typical teenager busy with her studies and a buzzing social life. Growing up in a Pakistani family in Belgium, however, is not to be taken for granted. (Belgian premiere: will have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival)

    10. ‘Shadow World’ by Johan Grimonprez
    In his most recent documentary ‘Shadow World’, Grimonprez reveals how the global arms trade determines, amongst others, global economy and foreign policy and how it undermines democracy. (Belgian premiere: had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival)Watch the trailer HERE.

    The complete programme will be revealed on 22 September. More titles will be announced with the nominees for Best Belgian Student Short.

    National film music will also have its spotlight at the World Soundtrack Awards Gala on 19 October at Capitole Gent. One composer will win the award for Best Original Score written for a Belgian Production. The three nominees will be announced on 22 September. Tickets for the Gala are available via

    The Belgian titles that will be screened at Film Fest Gent are divided into different sections: Official Competition, Galas & Specials, Global Cinema, Serial Madness, Sound & Vision and Classics.

    Official Competition:
    1. ‘Home' - Fien Troch (Cinéart/Prime Time)
    Galas & Specials:
    2. 'King of the Belgians' - Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens (BoFilms)
    3. 'Le Ciel Flamand'– Peter Monsaert  2016 (Lumière/Lunanime)
    4. 'My First Highway'– Kevin Meul 2016 (Paradiso/Fobic Films)
    5. 'Noces'– Stephan Streker (Daylight)
    Global Cinema
    6. 'Shadow World'– Johan Grimonprez – Belgium 2016 (Onomatopee Films/DOC)
    Sound & Vision
    7. 'Arno Dancing in My Head'– Pascal Poissonnier (Savage Film)
    8. 'LEFTO - In Transit'  – Kurt De Leijer (Canvas/Caviar)
    Serial Madness
    9. 'Beau Séjour' - Nathalie Basteyns, Kaat Beels, Sanne Nuyens & Bert Van Dael – Belgium 2016 (Eén/De Mensen)
    10. 'Jan zonder Vrees'– Jef Cassiers (VRT – Guy Cassiers)

    The 43rd Film Fest Gent will run from 11 until 21 October at Kinepolis Gent, Studio Skoop, Sphinx, Vooruit and KASKcinema. The complete programme will be announced on 22 September 2016 at Sphinx. Go to our website for more information.

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    The four-day festival, which remains completely free to attend, will take place September 22-25, 2016 and will open with a film for the whole family, SUSTAINABLE by Matt Wechsler & Annie Speicher in the Big Bear Performing Arts Center, preceded by a live dance performance over the film SIRENA, directed by Robin Bisio, followed by live music an cocktails after the film.

    The festival will present 120 films and screenplays from around the globe in all categories, genres and lengths. The festival is unique in it’s integration of film, art and nature. Filmmakers are asked to step out of the theaters and into nature during the festival on hikes and outdoor activities to get to know the beautiful area. Filmmakers are also invited to camp along with the festival organizers for the duration of the festival. There will be live music as well as live artists painting throughout the course of the festival.

    Taking place just a two hour scenic drive from Los Angeles this year, CGIFF will deliver an intimate and unique experience for festival-goers, filmmakers, and industry guests, with the opportunity to experience screenings and events in a beautiful natural setting. The festival will presents a diverse collection of feature films, from world premieres to film festival favorites, short and experimental film screenings and Q&As over the four days of screenings, with opportunities for adventuring in the region. The festival also celebrates live music, film, art and our growing creative community, all together with the excitement and discovery of visionary filmmaking from around the world.  

    FREE RSVP Registration here:

    All screenings and special events will take place in Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center with Camping for Filmmakers nearby.

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    CGIFF Founder and Director, Breven Angaelica Warren is excited to take the festival “On the Road” in it’s 9th year, to offer the filmmakers as well as the extraordinary leadership who come together to put on the festival, a new experience. CGIFF is currently seeking a new headquarters in the North West for year round events, and while this is being organized they are taking this opportunity to explore more of the West Coast and visit other gorgeous settings.

    Now living in Los Angeles, Breven has worked for such festivals as Sundance, AFI Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Outfest and Slamdance.

    CGIFF is a unique mentorship festival, combining art and nature while creating a community that educates, encourages and empowers filmmakers to step out and make bold, new and visionary works.” said Breven Angaelica Warren.  

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    About Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

    Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, traditionally held in the scenic and majestic setting of Pacific North West just outside of Portland, OR, brings together world-class cinema, new filmmaking talent, industry veterans, and audiences from around the world to celebrate films amidst the inspiring natural beauty of the Columbia River. Originally founded as the Washougal International Film Festival in 2008, the festival has grown to incorporate more of the region with various artistic events. The intent is to unlock the creative mind of the public by providing unique movie-going experiences and also support emerging filmmakers with the opportunity to be inspired by our natural environment. 

    Columbia Gorge International Film Festival is proud to partner with sponsors who support the arts and emerging artists. In our ninth year, the festival has grown to be a vital part of the community it thrives in.

    And while the festival searches for a new permanent headquarters in the North West, it is excited to be on a tour of the West Coast, and visit various nature based communities who support the arts.

    Columbia Gorge International Film Festival is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization in collaboration with ANGAELICA, an arts and ecology organization founded in 2007 by Breven Angaelica Warren. Additional Information about their works including films, festivals and farms is available at

    Connect with Columbia Gorge International Film Festival:


    Breven Angaelica Warren

    Founder & Executive Director, Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

    Breven Angaelica Warren, is a passionate film festival organizer, programmer, and art lover who believes in creating and cultivating communities of working artists. Breven founded the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival to educate, encourage and empower filmmakers.

    Breven works seasonally for such festivals as Sundance, AFI Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Outfest and Slamdance. Breven takes all of her experience working for the most prestigious film festivals in the country and applies herself each summer to Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, to create a most unique and exceptional event.

    The growth of Columbia Gorge International Film Festival provides Breven with the opportunity to put all of her work into practice with her family and her partner, Timothy Richard Udall, creating a destination festival that connects film lovers and filmmakers in a most inspirational location.


    Timothy Richard Udall

    Producer & Director of Operations, Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

    Timothy Udall was working at Capital Studios in Hollywood when he and Breven met. The immediate connection was inevitable, their mutual love for international arts and supporting artists was fueled. From this moment on, Tim and Breven have collaborated on every detail of the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. Tim has elevated the technical and production aspects of the festival and grown the long term vision. 

    Tim has serious plans for CGIFF, including an outdoor amphitheater and various venues on their future headquarters in the Pacific North West. He continues his collaborations with Breven, working festivals such as, AFI Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Slamdance. Tim is a master of operations and oversees the planning and execution of much of the festival events.

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    Du 28 septembre au 2 octobre 2016, Dinard, la ville la plus british de Bretagne, célèbrera la 27e édition de son Festival du film britannique, dont la marraine est cette année Rebecca O’Brien, productrice des films de Ken Loach depuis 30 ans. Elle interviendra au cours du festival pour nous parler du cinéma britannique en cette période post-Brexit.
    Le cinéma britannique à Dinard se porte bien ! Et cette année encore, pendant 5 jours, la cité emblématique de la Côte d’Emeraude présentera au public et aux professionnels 6 films en compétition, de nombreuses avant-premières, des rétrospectives, des séances spéciales, des rencontres, Masterclasses, et rendra hommage à de grands acteurs du cinéma britannique. Ces séances se feront en présence d’invités prestigieux, des équipes des films en compétition, du Jury et de son président Claude Lelouch, qui remettra à l’issue du festival le Hitchcock d’Or.
    Le Festival du Film Britannique est un rendez-vous ouvert sur le monde et accessible à tous. Il est devenu au fil des ans l’événement incontournable des passionnés d’un cinéma protéiforme– à la fois pointu et populaire, engagé et teinté d’un sens de l’humour typiquement british –, de glamour et de culture d’outre-Manche, enregistrant plus de 30 000 entrées dans les salles obscures. Le Festival dévoile aujourd’hui son Jury, les films en compétition, et les avant-premières françaises. 

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    Aspen Film’s flagship event is a noncompetitive festival showcasing narrative and documentary features, a dynamic mix of award-worthy fall previews, and acclaimed independent films from the international festival circuit. Filmfest audiences are often among the first in the country to see films like Room, The Imitation Game, Whiplash, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech, and Nebraska.




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    Film Ministry of Love premiering at Montreal WFF

    Directed by Pavo Marinković  a filmmaker from Croatia  MINISTRY OF LOVE will screen on 30th of August, 11:20 in Imperial Cinema.  Ministry of Love is a dramatic comedy, produced by Croatia, Czech Republic and Eurimages. ...

    MAURO JOHN CAPECE on Sfashion

    MAURO JOHN CAPECE, italian director, presented "SfFashion·" inspired in italian tradion and geniality of fashion design. ...

    World Premiere of Everybody Happy

    NIC BALTAZAR, awarded belgian filmaker. Critics agreed his film "Everybody happy" is one of the most relevant movies during 40th FFM. he has previously been awarded with G.P: of the Americas, for "BEN-X" his first feature film. ...

    Meet Maxime Motte, "How I met my father".

    Maxime´s opera prima, magnificent comedy about tlerance, migration, about human being, Wonderful story, very well told. One of the fovorites of the public in Montreal World Film Festival. VIDEO BY lEOPOLDO sOTO ...

    A presentation of Olympusat Network of 70 channels looking for spanish content at FFM

    Leopoldo Soto speaks with Jesus Pinango Director of TV content strategy at OLYMPUSAT, based in Florida, a platform with more than 70 Channes, broadcasted in spanish, with 20 millions audience; sponsored FFM. interested in coproduction and help awarded directors in Latinoamerican Section "Glauber Rocha Award". ...

    Et le bal continue by Georgi Balabanov showing at FFM

    SYNOPSIS AND THE PARTY GOES ON takes an unflinching look at the various social and political masquerades that continue to take place in Bulgaria. The former Soviet satellite has joined the European Union with the American Dream deeply ingrained in its psyche. The journeys of a star news anchor, a muscular bodyguard turned representative, a former secret service agent and an anti-communist dissident collide in modern Bulgaria An unflinching look at the various social and political masquerades...

    Mothers's Airfield premiering at Montreal World Film Festival.

    Feng Yiwei Deputy General Manager Inner Mongolia Film Studio producer of Mothers's Airfield attending Montreal World Film Festival. "On the isolated grasslands of Inner Mongolia, a shepherdess adopts an orphan from the city. Years later after the boy has left to serve in the air force, a well-intentioned white lie gives the elderly shepherdess hope of seeing her adopted son one last time."   Director: Yupeng Zhou   ...

    Olympusat and Huatulco Food and Film Festival Cocktail Party at ffm

    Leopoldo Soto (Huatulco FF) and Claude Gagnon, Canadian Producer and director (currently finalising a western script for Telefilm (on a deadline for August 31) Claude a busy film professionnal, jury at FFM took some time to toast with Leopoldo and us, just between two movies. No secrets here we had mescal and great networking. Leopoldo with Monika Wilczynska director of Who I am Ugurcan Gursozlu (Golden Horn Founder, Turkish Film Events) with Leopoldo and Jean-Pierre Tadros. &Eac...

    Interview with Ivan Trujillo, jury on the student films competition

    Serge Losique with Yvan Trujillo IVAN TRUJILLO, Dir. del Festival I. de Cine en GUADALAJARA, jury  member in student film competition discusses with Festival founder Serge Losique by Leopoldo Soto ...

    During 40TH Montreal Film Festival Turkish Ambassador in Canada welcomes the turkish filmmakers delegation.

    Reception in honor of Turkish filmmakers, organised by Golden Horn founder Ugurcan Gursozlu (left and Leopoldo Soto, right).     Video By Leopoldo Soto ...

    Serge Losique welcoming guests at "Kiss me like a Lover" opening Red Carpet

    Despite the shadows and questions around the Festival's fate a huge crowd was waiting for Serge Losique at the Imperial August 25 at 7.00pm  for the official opening of the 40th edition (the toughest since the hotel and cinema partnerships fell at the last minute). Nevertheless guests of the festival were flocking on the red carpet, with elegant attire, waiting for the late Jury (some of them were late at the airport) and the complete cast and crew of Kiss me Like a Lover by Andre ...

    Claude Gagnon opens the 40th edition of Montreal World Film Festival

    CLAUDE GAGNON, recognized Quebecois film director, declares inaugurated the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, at Theatre Imperial. Serge Losique, founder and director of the festival, previosly presented the event. ...

    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...

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    NYC Indie Film Festival May 2 – 7, 2017

    Early deadline ends Aug 31

    NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

    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:

    NYF TV & Film Awards New Categories for 2017: Heroes, Ecotourism, and Best Use of Technology

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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

    October 30, 2016 OK—Last Chance Deadline!

    Sponsored by InkTip and Final Draft, the professional screenwriting software.

    Founded by JoDa Hodge, celebrity cinematographer and winner of the 2011 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition and the 2011 American International Screenplay Competition.
    Join our powerful slate of international film and television entries at the Summer 2016 New York Film & Television Festival

    Now accepting submissions:

    * Short Films

    * Feature Films

    * Short Screenplays

    * Feature Screenplays

    * Teleplays

    * TV Pilots


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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

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    Categories, Prizes & Benefits: (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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    Fantasporto 2017
    February 24 - March 4, 2017


    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

    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

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    Opening Gala dinner for the opening of Venice Festival cancelled in support to the communities struck by the earthquake

     La Biennale di Venezia announces that it has cancelled the gala dinner and reception on the beach that have traditionally followed the opening ceremony of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, scheduled for August 31st. La Biennale di Venezia shares in the bereavement, expresses its deepest sorrow for the victims, and its utmost solidarity and support to the communities struck by the earthquake. ...

    Alice Lowe's PREVENGE premieres at Venice and TIFF ft. "breakout" performance from baby Della Moon

    PREVENGE (Acquisition Title, ICM Partners and XYZ Films) World Premiere (Venice) / North American Premiere (TIFF) Written and Directed by Alice Lowe Starring Alice Lowe, Gemma Whelan, Katie Dickie, Joe Hartley   Featuring a "breakout" performance from baby Della Moon, a star both inside and outside the womb       Synopsis:  A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Hot Fuzz,  Paddington), Prevenge follows Rut...

    Flanders line up for Toronto & Venice

    Orizzonti   Home Fien Troch Seventeen-year-old Kevin starts an apprenticeship at his aunt’s store and moves in with her and her family. He quickly adapts to his new home and gets along with his cousin Sammy. Through Sammy’s circle of friends he meets John. John lives in an unbearable situation with his mother and Kevin feels the urge to help his new friend. One evening fate intervenes and questions ...

    Are we not cats? Venice FF Premiere!

    Are you a fan of David Lynch? Alex Cox? Then meet Xander Robin.  His debut feature film ARE WE NOT CATS has been selected as the closing film for the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Critics' Week. The only US film featured in the section this year, it's a macabre arthouse indie, centered around a hairy love story.  The film has already captured imaginations at IndieWi...

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    Official Selection additions ''Kimi no Na wa / Your name'', ''Bigas x Bigas'' and ''Colossal''

    The Japanese animated film ''Kimi no Na wa / Your name'', the living will of Bigas Luna ''Bigas x Bigas'' and ''Colossal'', the latest production by Nacho Vigalondo, complete the Official Selection   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution The Official Selection will include fou...

    Zinemira will present more Basque productions than ever

    The section will include seventeen films produced in the Basque Country, eight of which will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award Ramón Barea will receive the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film and ETB Gala, setting for the premieres of ''Igelak (Frogs)'' and ''Agirre Lehendakaria'' The Zinemira section will include more Basque productions than ever at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Seventeen productions will compose the overview...

    The five filmmakers selected for Ikusmira Berriak share their experiences at the Tabakalera residencies

    Leo Calice The residencies running for the second edition of Ikusmira Berriak, a programme providing support to audiovisual projects organised by San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016, Tabakalera-International Centre for Contemporary culture and the San Sebastian Festival, with the collaboration of Donostia Kultura and the Filmoteca Vasca, began on August 15th. During the residencies, lasting for six weeks, filmmakers Leo Calice, Mikel Gurrea, Aitor and Amaia Merino and Kiro Rus...

    Kormákur, Xiaogang and Sang-il join others to compete for the Golden Shell at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    The first works by Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres round off the competitive Official Selection   Eiðurinn / The Oath Baltasar Kormákur (Iceland) Finnur is a successful heart surgeon and father of t...

    A Baltic co-production and a film from the Netherlands join the New Directors selection

    Sixteen filmmakers will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award     Two new titles complete the New Directors section uniting sixteen first or second works by filmmakers from all over the globe. Martijn Maria Smits (Breda, Netherlands, 1980) will present her second feature, Waldstille, whose lead character returns to his hometown after serving prison for causing his girlfriend’s death in an accident. The town is also home to his in-...

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    CHATTY CATTIES is coming to NWFF - The talking cat movie

          it also gave these actors an opportunity to play the kinds of roles that they are not normally offered, roles in which their hearing loss is not part of the plot. Learning about deaf culture and working with these actors was truly a rewarding experience. This is a film filled with cats, though it isn’t necessarily about them. It’s really a film about communication and agenc...

    First LFF Connects events unveiled for this year's Festival!

      The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®announces leading international talent working in film, television, music, art, games and creative technologies headlining this year’s LFF Connects events.   These ground-breaking, thought-provoking and spectacular talks and events will showcase talent and stimulate new collaborations and ideas between filmmakers and cr...

    The Zurich Film Festival gala premiere lineup has been revealed.                         ...

    BFI African Odysseys present: Legacy Media Institute’s Filmmakers’ Workshop for Filmmakers of African Descent

    African Odysseys present: Legacy Media Institute’s Filmmakers’ Workshop (LMI-BFI workshop aimed at budding filmmakers of African Descent/ Black British) A two-week intensive filmmakers’ workshop led by multi-award winning filmmaker Tim Reid. A unique opportunity to taught by the accomplished Hollywood filmmaker/actor. Date of Workshop -Monday 12 Sept - Saturday 24 Sept at the BFI Learning Space 1 Multi-award winning filmmaker Tim Reid presents a two-week intensive filmm...

    "UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!" -- The Movie -- Starring 40 Former "Star Trek" Actors - World Premiere

    The Sci-Fi Parody Adventure feature film "Unbelievable!!!!!" will have its World Premiere at a Sneak Peek Industry Screening in Hollywood. Red Carpet arrivals will begin at 6:15pm, and the screening will start at 7:30pm Wednesday, September 7, at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland, in Hollywood, CA, announced husband and wife filmmakers, Steven L. Fawcette and Angelique Fawcette today. The film was written and directed by Steven and produced by Angelique under their Arc...

    Benjamin Teske’s “Strawberry Bubblegums” to open the 23rd Oldenburg International Film Festival

    Lucy is 17 years old. The realization that she was conceived during a porn shoot has just been revealed to her. Furious and determined to find her biological father, Lucy tracks down her mother’s former “co-worker” Udo in a live sex shop. Reluctant at first, he ultimately decides to help young Lucy. On his motorcycle, the two ascend on a journey through Northern Germany. For Udo, this voyage down memory lane, takes him into the past life, once so familiar, now a complete stra...

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    Meet Atomic Filmmakers in Berlin

    The International Uranium Film Festival will be for the 5th time in Berlin. From September 28 to October 2nd, the festival will screen 22 nuclear movies and documentaries with the presence of more than 10 filmmakers from 8 countries. All films will be screened in English, German or with German or English subtitles. Venue: The cinema of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin East. Program: MITTWOCH 28.9.2016, 19.00 Uhr THE IDEALIST - Geheimakte Grönland (Idealisten...

    Award-winning producer Andrea Calderwood headlines Strategic Partners 2016

    Award-winning producer Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) will take the stage as the opening keynote speaker at Strategic Partners 2016 next month.   Calderwood, of U.K.-based Potboiler Productions, most recently produced Trespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, Frank) and Brendan Gleeson (In the Heart of the Sea, Edge of Tomorrow), which screens this fall at TIFF and the Atlantic Film Festival in a special presentation. Presented by the Atlantic Film Fes...

    Mongrel International has acquired international sales rights to THE LEVELLING written and directed by Hope Dickson Leach

    Mongrel International announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to THE LEVELLING written and directed by Hope Dickson Leach, starring Ellie Kendrick, Jack Holden, Joe Blakemore and David Troughton, and produced by Rachel Robey of Wellington Films. The film will premiere in the Discovery section of TIFF with other notable upcoming festival premieres to be announced shortly.  In THE LEVELLING trainee veterinarian Clover Catto (ELLIE KENDRICK) returns to the farm wh...

    Jeremy Renner lands role in "Arctic Justice" for Ambi

    Two-time Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker,” “The Avengers,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and “Rogue Nation”) has signed on to voice the lead character (Swifty) in the epic 3D, CGI animated family film “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad” from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group. Renner will lead an ensemble voice cast for "Arctic Justice...

    The 2016 Action On Film Official Award Nominations for Film and Video

      The 2016 Action On Film Official Award Nominations for Film and Video are NOW OUT on the AOF website! Click the link below to check out the official nominations, and congratulations to everyone that received an award nomination!

    IM Global has launched GO GLOBAL, a new venture devoted to maximizing the international exposure of Chinese cinema

    The prolific international film and television studio IM Global has launched Go Global, a new venture devoted to maximizing the international exposure of Chinese cinema and representing non-Chinese films on the Chinese festival circuit. Go Global’s team led by industry veteran Clément Magar is based in Beijing and offers local producers, financiers and talent a wide range of services from festival strategy, festival booking, festival media promotion and event production. Go Global w...

    Covert Media is announcing the launch of a new foreign language label, Lexica Films

    Independent production, financing and distribution company Covert Media has launched a newly formed international sales label –Lexica Films -championing foreign language feature film titles for the worldwide marketplace, it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson. Covert will add the foreign language titles to its quickly growing sales and production slate to present to buyers around the globe. Covert Media is aiming to launch 5-10 films per year through Lexica, identi...

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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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    Aspen Filmfest lineup September 25 - 27, 2016

    38th ANNUAL ASPEN FILMFEST SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2016   Aspen Film’s flagship event is a noncompetitive festival showcasing narrative and documentary features, a dynamic mix of award-worthy fall previews, and acclaimed independent films from the international festival circuit. Filmfest audiences are often among the first in the country to see films like Room, The Imitation Game, Whiplash, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech, and Nebraska.   ...

    The Columbia Gorge International Film Festival is announcing it’s full line up of films and screenplays

    The four-day festival, which remains completely free to attend, will take place September 22-25, 2016 and will open with a film for the whole family, SUSTAINABLE by Matt Wechsler & Annie Speicher in the Big Bear Performing Arts Center, preceded by a live dance performance over the film SIRENA, directed by Robin Bisio, followed by live music an cocktails after the film. The festival will present 120 films and screenplays from around the globe in all categories, genres and lengths. The festiv...

    Film Fest Gent announces its Belgian slate

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    Join us at this years China Film Festival in Gregson Park, Hamilton and the Tower Cinemas Newcastle, September 17 – 24.

    Opening night begins with an outdoor cinema and Noodle Night Market in Gregson Park, screening ‘The Monkey King’!

    The following week we will screen ‘Mr Six’, ‘Go Away Mr Tumour’ and ‘American Dreams in China’ at the Tower Cinemas Newcastle.

    China Week also features a Business Forum, and a vibrant Shanghai-inspired marketplace and street festival!

    Visit for more details.

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    Le Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, c'est par ici...

  les FIFFpass sont en vente  !


    Achetez-les en prévente sur ou dans tous les cinémas de Namur.

    Si vous hésitez encore, retrouvez toutes les informations les concernant ici.




    Profitez de réductions pour l'intime festival


    Le FIFF est partenaire de deux des grandes lectures de l’intime festival, ce week-end au Théâtre de Namur.


    Le 3/09 à 12:00 : Didier BEZACE

    Alors qu’il s’échappe de la villa où une fête bat son plein, un scénariste en vogue aperçoit une jeune femme se jeter dans l’océan...

    Didier Bezace. On connaît son visage et on reconnaît sa voix. Sur les planches, au cinéma, à la télévision, cette personnalité exigeante et engagée est surtout un homme de théâtre. Didier Bezace était au FIFF en 2004, pour présenter Cause Toujours.

    Le 03/09 à 21:00 : Lucas BELVAUX

    C’est le portrait d’un homme à travers trois périodes de sa vie : sa jeunesse, l’âge mûr et à l’approche de la soixantaine. Les femmes qui ont jalonné sa vie tissent la trame de son histoire.

    Lucas Belvaux est un acteur talentueux, un réalisateur de cinéma engagé et un grand habitué du FIFF. Il réalise, entre autres, la fameuse trilogie Un couple épatant, Cavale et Après la vie récompensée par le prix Louis-Delluc en 2003. Il a depuis réalisé Rapt en 2009, mais aussi 38 témoins en 2012 et Pas son genre en 2014.

    En tant que partenaire de ces rendez-vous, nous vous faisons bénéficier du prix avantageux de 14€ au lieu de 18€ pour ces deux grandes lectures. Appelez la billetterie au +32 81 22 60 26 en précisant «partenaire FIFF» au moment de votre réservation.

    Plus d'info sur le site du Théâtre de Namur.





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    Unprecedented four-year, career-spanning series at The Cinefamily Wiseman making a rare Los Angeles appearance for opening weekend Begins Thursday, August 25  -  Master Class with Wiseman, Saturday, August 27  - screening of newly restored classic Titicut Follies.

    For tickets and complete series screening info



    Non-profit cinematheque The Cinefamily kicks off an exciting new documentary film program, UNORTHODOX, which will begin with the first night of a four-year, career-spanning retrospective of the work of veteran documentary filmmaker FREDERICK WISEMAN with a screening of a newly restored 35mm print of TITICUT FOLLIES on Saturday, August 27th at Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater in West Hollywood, CA.


    Wiseman will appear in-person for a Q&A after the screening on Saturday, August 27th to discuss his first foray into non-fiction filmmaking and touch on his 50 years of filmmaking experience. Wiseman will also appear on Thursday, August 25th at the Vista Theater to teach a Master Class on filmmaking.


    "It's unprecedented for Cinefamily to commit to such a large retrospective of a single filmmaker--but Wiseman's incredible breadth is matched by his consistency, each film another perfect brick in a lifelong edifice of brilliant work," says Hadrian Belove, Executive Creative Director and Head Programmer of The Cinefamily. "Watching all 42 films will be an exciting journey, and Titicut Follies is the best way to kick off our new documentary series, UNORTHODOX"

    "Even though he's the greatest American documentarian of the century," Belove continues, "somehow he's never really been properly celebrated in Hollywood--until now."


    This brand new 35mm print of Titicut Follies will receive its first showing in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 27th at Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax, and will continue a run at Cinefamily through Wednesday, August 31st, followed by a week-long run of his second feature film, High School (1968), also newly restored. The 35mm prints were preserved and restored by the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center from original camera negatives in the Zipporah Films Collection.


    "I am very pleased that Cinefamily is doing a complete retrospective of my films," Frederick Wiseman states. "This will give the audience a chance to see them on a big screen and for those interested to find the thematic connections."


    Cinefamily will continue the first quarter of the filmmaker's full career retrospective with screenings of Law and Order (1969), Hospital (1970), Basic Training (1971), Essene (1972), Juvenile Court (1973), Primate (1974), Welfare (1975), and Meat (1976) running every Saturday beginning September 3rd, 2016. The next three Fall seasons will cover the remainder of his career, to run during the Fall of 2017, 2018 and 2019.


    The first feature-length film by documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, Titicut Follies (1967) is a cinéma-vérité portrait of the patients of Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, a correctional institution based in Massachusetts. Over 29 days, Wiseman documented the appalling patient conditions inside Bridgewater, which included unsanitary living environments, public humiliation, and other basic human rights violations. Banned upon its 1967 release due to questions of ethics and patients' rights, Wiseman's Zipporah Films finally released home distribution rights to Titicut Follies on DVD in 2007.


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    About the Cinefamily

    THE CINEFAMILY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of movie lovers devoted to finding and presenting interesting and unusual programs of exceptional, distinctive, weird and wonderful films. The Cinefamily's mission is to reinvigorate film culture by fostering a spirit of community and a sense of discovery. We believe that movies work best as social experiences: they are more meaningful, funnier and scarier when shared with others.

    The Cinefamily was founded in 2007 by brothers Dan and Sammy Harkham and Hadrian Belove, founder of Cinefile Video. The Cinefamily currently averages 14 shows per week, many of which are enhanced with special guests, live music, dance parties, potlucks, and other kinds of social fun. Over 65,000 patrons visit the Cinefamily annually. Please visit for more information.

    UNORTHODOX is a robust new program at the Cinefamily that will focus on the presentation of the highest quality, most innovative documentary projects to an eager, captive and curious audience. UNORTHODOX will bring forth the visually interesting and the formally compelling, and will challenge its audience with unexpected, refreshing programming that shines a light on the underseen gems in the non-fiction space. Screenings this year have included the 2016 Sundance films Holy Hell, Nuts! and Tickled, and will continue with a concentrated weekend of films September 3 - 5, 2016 with four international titles, three Los Angeles premieres and a prescient, timely repertory screening of the 35th anniversary of Killing of America. Visit for more information.    

    About Zipporah Films
    ZIPPORAH FILMS, INC. was founded by Frederick Wiseman in 1971 as the umbrella organization for the distribution and production of all the Wiseman films.  The company handles every aspect of film production, release and support to film festivals, theatres, organizations, broadcasters, and individuals in what is now a fairly unique model of self-distribution.  For thirty-five years and twenty-eight Wiseman film releases, Karen Konicek has run Zipporah Films as the Director of Distribution/Executive Producer.  For more information about Frederick Wiseman and his films, please

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    The Denver Film Society announced today it will host their third annual CineLatino Film Festival September 22 - 25 to coincide with Hispanic Heritage month. The four-day long event will celebrate the best in cinema from Latin America, Mexico, Europe and the United States. The Festival will open with The Vessel, executive produced by Terrence Malik staring Martin Sheen and close with Desierto, the directorial debut of Jonás Cuarón staring Gael García Bernal and Jeffery Dean Morgan. In addition, the Festival will host a special first-look at the recently completed local short documentary Clever, from Director Alan Domínguez and Oscar-winning producer, Daniel Junge.
    Clever is the extraordinary story of Gerardo Lopez, a former member of the notorious MS13, who now works to keep young people in Denver out of gangs and focused on creating a positive direction for their lives. The film is an unflinching look into the deep heart of a man who refuses to be owned by his mistakes and a system that refused to think he could change. Lopez, along with Director Alan Domínguez and Director of Photography Aaron Kopp will be on hand for a Q&A after the film.
    “Whether it is celebrating the innovative approach of the filmmakers behind The Vessel, the incredible work of local Latino community, or the next generation of great directors from Mexico, we could not be more thrilled to announce this year’s lineup for CineLatino,” says Ernie Quiroz, Denver Film Society Programming Manager. “There are so many important stories that need to be told, and for 4 days at the Sie FilmCenter, we get to shine a spotlight on some of the best films from the US, Latin America, Spain and Mexico.”
    In addition to the team behind Clever, CineLatino will welcome Julio Quintana, the director of the Opening Night film, The Vessel. The film was shot in Puerto Rico and in both English and Spanish with a bilingual cast (including Martin Sheen). When the film opens theatrically, exhibitors will be able to choose between the English or Spanish version, based on the preferences of their market. Opening Night will serve as the Colorado premiere for the film.
    This year’s festival will feature three films starring Gael Garcia Bernal. Desierto, the directorial debut Jonás Cuarón (who co-wrote Gravity, with his father, Oscar winning Director, Alfonso Cuarón) will close out the Festival.  Neruda, the latest from director Pablo Larraín (The Club, No, Tony Manero), which screened at Cannes as part of the Director’s Fortnight section. Finally, Eva No Duerme, a surreal film about the strange true story of the kidnapping of Eva Peron’s body during the military coup in 1955. Bernal plays the bizarre and creepy role of Admiral Emilio Massera.
    Rounding out the lineup, Guatemala’s first Academy Award entry (Best Foreign Lanuguage), Ixcanul, will also screen. The film is in both Spanish and the Mayan K’iche dialect. Additional highlights of this year’s festival include a free-family screening of fan-favorite, Nacho Libre, in partnership with Denver Botanic Gardens and a free preview screening of the documentary Willie Velasquez: Empowering People in partnership with PBS and Latino Public Broadcasting. The documentary, is a topical look at the man who led the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project, underscoring the growing power of the Latino vote.
    All-access Festival passes are on sale now. A complete Festival pass to CineLatino is $70 for DFS members and $85 for Non Members. The pass includes all films, as well as access to all special events, receptions and parties. Visit for more information and to purchase your pass. Individual tickets to CineLatino will go on sale at a later date.
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    Camino a La Paz/Road to La Paz - Argentina/Netherlands- (Director: Francisco Varone)
    In Spanish with English subtitles
    Writer/ Sebastian is 35-years-old and unemployed, with only his father’s old Peugeot 505 to his name. When fate brings him a man in search of a ride, Sebastian sees no other choice but to take the opportunity. The man is Jalil, an elderly devout Muslim, and his destination is La Paz, the capitol of Bolivia some 2,000 miles from Buenos Aires. Both men are at a crossroads, and the journey to La Paz not only takes them to the north but also places them on a touching and often funny road of self-discovery.
    Desierto– USA – (Director: Jonás Cuarón)
    In English and Spanish with English subtitles
    From Jonás Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed filmmakers of Gravity, comes a unique, modern vision of terror.  Desierto is a visceral, heart-pounding suspense-thriller packed with tension and suspense from start to finish, starring Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries and Y Tu Mamá También) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen).
    What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.- Mexican border.  In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.
    Eva No Duerme/Eva Doesn’t Sleep - Argentina /France /Spain – (Director: Pablo Agüero)
    In Spanish with English subtitles
    After a military coup in 1955, Juan Domingo Peron is deposed and forced to flee Argentina. He does so before ensuring proper arrangements for the embalmed body of his deceased wife, Eva Perón. The military junta kidnaps the body and launches a decades long odyssey in which the corpse is transported throughout Europe. Pablo Agüero’s visionary and unforgettable interpretation of Peron’s body’s journey is suspenseful, surreal, and features the supporting work of Gael Garcia Bernal at the peak of his acting powers.
    Ixcanul - Guatemala / France – (Director: Jayro Bustamante)
    In Spanish and Mayan K’iche’ with English
    María, a young 17 year old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation at the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her. Although Maria dreams of going to the “big city,” her condition as an indigenous woman does not permit her to change her destiny. Unforeseen circumstances put her life at risk, forcing her to go out into the modern world where her life is saved, but at a steep price.
    La Tierra y La Sombra/Land and Shade - Columbia – (Director: César Augusto Acevedo)
    In Spanish with English subtitles
    Winner of the Camera D’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, César Acevedo’s beautifully austere feature film debut uses Colombia’s expansion of the sugar industry as a backdrop to this drama about an old farmer who returns to his family after abandoning them 17 years ago. His son has developed a deadly lung disease caused by the fires that are set every night to clear the land that surrounds them, leaving his wife and daughter-in-law in charge of the farm. Meanwhile, the sugar cane workers are threatening to go on strike, an action that might have dire consequences for this family.
    Magallanes - Peru/Argentina/Spain – (Director: Salvador del Solar)
    In Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles
    Actor Salvador del Solar debuts a political thriller that digs deep into Peru’s recent military abuses and its population’s scarred collective unconscious. Harvey Magallanes hasn’t made much of his life since being a soldier. He drives around his former Colonel, now aged and senile, and makes extra money as a taxi driver. When he picks up a woman he recognizes from his time as a soldier during the repression of the Shining Path, Magallanes is overcome with guilt and the need for justice. Del Solar assembles an all-star cast—Damián Alcázar, Federico Luppi, Magaly Solier—for powerful results.
    Neon Bull/Boi Neon - Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands – (Director: Gabriel Mascaro)
    In Portuguese with English subtitles
    From the heart of Brazil’s vaquejada rodeo culture comes a unique study of character and dissection of gender. Iremar is a cowhand who travels from event to event with a group of bulls, his helper Zé, driver Galega, and her pre-teen daughter Cacá. Crisscrossing the northeast countryside, they represent a distinctive microcosm of individuals who are multidimensional to the point of idiosyncrasy—Galega supplements her income as an exotic dancer and Iremar has a passion for designing women’s clothing. Gabriel Mascaro’s follow-up to August Winds is a beautifully shot exhibition that goes against the grain.
    Neruda - Chile / Argentina / Spain / France – (Director: Pablo Larraín)
    In Spanish with English subtitles
    Pablo Larraín (The Club, No, Tony Manero) weaves an engrossing metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and is pursued by an ambitious police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the famous fugitive.
    Viaje - Costa Rica – (Director: Paz Fábrega)
    In Spanish with English subtitles
    Luciana and Pedro meet at a costume party and, after an impulsive kiss, decide to spend the night together. But this is not your stereotypical one night stand. They both feel a connection and, the following morning, Pedro invites her to join him for the weekend after revealing that he has to leave for a three-week assignment at a biological research station. And so begins a journey that may or may not cement their relationship. Shot in lush black-and-white, this simply-told and beautifully acted story is refreshing, tender and full of heart.
    The Vessel– USA – (Director: Julio Quintana)
    In Spanish and English with English Subtitles
    Music. Dancing. Fireworks. Childbirth. These are just a few things that vanished from the quaint fishing village of Soledad after a massive tidal wave crushed the local elementary school, washing forty-six children out to sea. Ten years later a young man named Leo (Lucas Quintana) drowns, only to reawaken three hours later. The local priest, played by Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Martin Sheen, believes this may be a sign from God. But when Leo feels compelled to build a mysterious structure out of the old school's remains, he sets the town aflame with passions long forgotten. A story of romantic, familial and spiritual love, The Vessel (El navio) is in the end about those mysteries beyond our realm of understanding. Executive produced by the legendary Terrence Malick and shot on location in Puerto Rico.
    The Violin Teacher/ Heliopolis– Brazil – (Director: Sérgio Machado)
    In Portuguese with English subtitles
    After failing to be admitted into the renowned São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra, Laerte, a talented violinist, is reduced to giving music classes to teenagers in a public school in Heliópolis, the biggest favela of Brazil. Among his struggles to adapt, Laerte has to relearn the transformative power of music through his students who need it most. Inspired by the true story of the Baccarelli Institute, a music school founded in 1996 in Heliópolis, The Violin Teacher charts the harsh class distinction between Laerte’s world of concert halls and privilege and the world of his students, rife with poverty and crime.
    Burden of Peace– Guatemala/Netherlands – (Director: Joey Boink)
    In Spanish with English subtitles
    Burden of Peace tells the impressive story of Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala. The country that has been ravaged for years by a devastating civil war, in which nearly 200,000 Mayan Indians were systematically massacred, is today one of the most violent countries in the world. Claudia starts a frontal attack against corruption, drug gangs and impunity and does what everyone had hitherto held to be impossible: she arrests former dictator Efraín Rios Montt on charges of genocide. His conviction becomes the first conviction of a former head of state for genocide in a national court in the world history.
    Since her first year in office, Claudia gave access to filmmakers of Framewerk, Joey Boink and Sander Wirken. It resulted in an intimate glimpse into the life of a woman who wants to change her country and therefore brings immense sacrifices. The documentary was released during the Movies that Matter Film Festival, March 2015, The Hague. The film has screened at festivals around the world, was nominated for a Golden Calf for Best Documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival 2015, and won awards at film festivals in Biarritz, Brussels, Bratislava and Vienna.
    Clever– USA – (Director: Alan Domínguez)
    In English
    This short documentary details the life and work of Gerardo Lopez (a.k.a. Clever), a Denver-based gang interventionist. Formerly of the notorious MS13 from Los Angeles, 'Clever' details his way out of gang life, his work in keeping youth from making the same mistakes, and his extraordinary tale of survival once he made the courageous decision to move his young family away from the negative influences of his youth.
    Post film Q&A with the Colorado-based team: Director Alan Dominguez, Subject Gerardo Lopez and Director of Photography Aaron Kopp.
    Nacho Libre– USA – (Director: Jared Hess)
    In English
    Jared Hess (of Napoleon Dynamite fame) directs this bizarre comedy starring Jack Black as Nacho, a young man who works as a cook in the Mexican monastery where he was raised. When the institution faces a financial crisis, Nacho decides that he must come to the aid of the house of God (as well as the beautiful young nun who has recently joined the order) by competing in the local Lucha Libre tournament. Donning a spandex outfit, mask, and cape, Nacho becomes a hero for the ages -- but can he win the heart of a woman of the cloth?
    Willie Velazquez: Empowering the People – USA – (Director: Hector Galan)
    In English and Spanish with English subtitles
    In Willie Velazquez: Empowering the People, a production of Galan Incorporated and Latino Public Broadcasting, viewers meet the man who led the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project and launched 1,000 voter registration drives in 200 cities, paving the way for Latinos to have a voice in government and underscoring the growing power of the Latino vote.


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    Since last year’s festival, we have seen globally historical moments in environmental decision making. The current climate is rich with opportunities for each of us to learn, take responsibility for the past and harness this wisdom to change the course of our future.

    But the challenges that threaten the future of our planet remain vast and grow more complex. This means that now, more than ever, is the time for us to keep the state of our planet at the forefront of our focus, enquiry and activism.

    It is fitting that amidst this backdrop we are able to bring you our biggest festival yet! In 2016, the Environmental Film Festival Australia will take the conversation to Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide, with dates in Tasmania on the horizon for 2017.

    We have foraged through the best and brightest of world cinema to bring you a selection of stories that will inspire you, take you into the unknown, challenge your thinking, empower you and, importantly, let you celebrate this wondrous blue dot.

    Check the Melbourne EFFA 2016 program.

    Melbourne tickets go on sale today, with other states on sale from early next week.

    So please join us in September and October and show the world that you give a flick!

    Chris Gerbing
    Festival Director






    Opening Night (MELB): When Two Worlds Collide (Peru)

    Dir. Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Ozel (2016)

    Australian Premiere

    When Two Worlds Collide follows the violent protests that broke out in Peru over the extraction of oil, minerals and gases from The Amazon Rainforest. 

    Winner: Special Jury Award for Best First Feature – Sundance 2016
    Winner: Jury Prize – DocumentaMadrid 2016 





    Bugs on the Menu (Canada)

    Dir. Ian Toews (2016)

    Australian Premiere + Special food event (Melb)

    Bugs on the Menu asks us to reconsider the dietary choices that many of us take for granted every day by presenting a prescient and informative study of the health and environmental benefits of eating insects. 

    EFFA Sustainable Feast
    Join us at this harvest style tasting event! EFFA partners with chef Ben Mac, founder of The Social Food Project and previously from Supernormal and Top Paddock. Hosted at Grub Food Van in Fitzroy, diners will be taken on a sustainable gastronomic adventure, where bugs will literally be on the menu! 
    Friday 8 October (bookings essential)





    Sonic Sea (USA)

    Dir. Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinerfeld (2016)


    Sonic Sea follows scientists worldwide who work towards reducing this harmful human- made noise that is having distressing effects on our marine life. 

    Winner: Jury Award – Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2016
    Winner: John De Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award - Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2016
    Winner: Environmental Award – San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival 2016
    Winner: Stan Waterman Award – Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2016 







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    November 11-13 at SIFF Film Center


    Seattle Shorts Film Festival may feature short films, but big things are in the works for the sixth year. This year the festival will be three days, Friday November 11th to Sunday the 13th, with new program elements. Seattle Shorts once again received over 1,000 films from Pacific Northwest, national, and international filmmakers. Seattle audiences should be ready to watch a wide variety of films this year, from music videos to shorts to even a full feature film.

    The 2016 festival will open with screening Before I Disappear, a feature-length adaptation of director Shawn Christensen’s 2012 Oscar-winning short film, Curfew. Seattle Shorts is excited to announce special guests Fatima Ptacek, lead actress and voice of Dora the Explorer, and producer Brendan Hubbard. This year Seattle Shorts will also screen for the first time music videos to provide Seattleites with diverse film categories.

    Seattle Shorts will be hosting two panels for the curious and aspiring individuals who are interested in the film industry. The Navigating the Film Festival Circuit panel would be the opportune time for filmmakers to get the ins and outs of film festivals. The Breaking into the Business: Young Actors panel will be perfect for those who are interested in getting their start in the film industry. Lastly, for festival attendees and filmmakers can celebrate another year the Seattle Shorts Film Festival bringing Seattle film lovers the very best short films from around the globe at the Dance Party on Saturday night.

    The 49 short film lineup will make the audience experience all types of emotions. The thriller Burned, starring Beau Knapp (Southpaw) and Maika Monroe (The 5th Wave), will have the audience on the edge of their seats. While Lemonade Mafia starring Marsai Martin (Blackish) will make the audience break out in laughter.

    Seattle Shorts takes pride in showcasing the incredible local talent. Michelle a 1960s period film focuses on the struggle to be yourself and The Cost of Things starring David S. Hogan and Angela DiMarco, are few of many local films that will be screened this year.

    Piece of Cake and Creased are just a couple of films that will be screened at the festival this year that have creatively touched on real-world issues; such as racism and incurable diseases. And speaking of real-world, documentaries like Her & Me will be shown. Frontman starring Kristoffer Polaha (Where Hope Grows) playing a rock star who is losing his hearing, will kick off the music video program. Seattle Shorts enjoys screening work of students from around the world and are excited Lucky Strike and other student films will be shown. Randy and many other films at this years festival will warm the hearts of audience.

    The festival is held at the SIFF Film Center, a state-of-art 95 seat cinema inside the Seattle Center. Tickets and passes will be available online prior to the festival through For a full description of the films, special events and upcoming announcements visit

    Accepted Films: Trashonauts, The Wishgranter, Froot Loops, Racing to 500, Lucky Strike, My Daddy Eric Tsang, Rae, The Cost of Things, A Walk In Winter, Burned, Randy, Rainfall, Woodshed, Cradle, Lemonade Mafia, The girls I know… get their hands dirty, The Red House, Her & Me, Seven Never Wins, Marina and Adrienne, A Short Trip, Too Dark, Frontman, Streets Don’t Love Me, Release Me, Behind the Wall, Calling Me Home, One of them Days, Dying, Cupido, Cheatin’, So It Goes, Before I Die, Oceancrest, Hug Me For Real, Lay Me Down, Creased, Venom Therapy, Bunee: The Boy from Constanta, Last Night in Edinburgh, Piece of Cake, Trapped, Michelle, Trading Secrets, In this Economy, This Pretty Face, Starry Night, Cab Elvis, and Dead in the Water.









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    Gráfica alusiva a FESTIVAL DE CINE DE BOGOTA  Selección Oficial 2016


    NATIVE by Daniel Fitzsimmons (Reino Unido)
    LA PUERTA ABIERTA by Marina Seresesky (España)
    JIA by Shumin Liu (China)
    MAVI BISIKLET by Ümit Köreken (Alemania)
    FREISTATT (Sanctuary) by Marc Brummund (Alemania)
    PAPAGAJKA by Emma Rozanski (Bosnia y Hersegovina/ Reino Unido)
    LA FAMILIA REYNA by Tito Rodríguez República Dominicana)
    FALLING by Ana Rodríguez Rosell (España)
    EL DESTIERRO (España)
    SINS OF THE FLESH (Egipto)
    LA CARGA (México)


    PERROS by Harold Trompetero. (Colombia)
    ANOTHER FOREVER by Juan Zapata (Brasil-Colombia)
    A BLUE MOUTHED FACE by Kim Soo Jung (Cora del Sur)
    WALKIN DISTANCE by Alejandro Guzmán Alvarez (México)
    A BLUE MOUTHED FACE (Cora del Sur)
    WOUNDED LAND by Erez Tadmor (Israel)
    OH, QUINA JOIA! by Ventura Pons (España)
    THE LONG NIGHT OF IMAGINATION by Samuel Sebastián (España)
    CHAMAN EL ULTIMO GUERRERO by Sandro Meneses Postosí (Colombia)
    PRINCESA: UNA HISTORIA VERDADERA by Oscar Balncarte (México)
    DAVID by Jan Tesitel (República Checa)
    LA CASA ROSADA by Palito Ortega Matute(Perú)
    DETOURS / DESVÍOS by Pedro Guindani (Brasil)


    GARRAS by ORO by PP Jambrina,
    ALMA PROVINCIANA by Félix J Rodriguez
    MILAGRO by SAL by Luis Moya,
    RAÍCES by PIEDRA by José María Arzuaga y Julio Roberto peña
    FLORES DEL VALLE by Maximo Calvo


    PACIENTE by Jorge Caballero (Colombia)
    COLOMBIAN METALHEADS by Sebastian Fernando Alvarado Burbano (Colombia)
    GUEÉ-MUJER by Paola Lamprea Cardona (Colombia)
    AFROLATINOS by Renzo Devia (Estados Unidos)
    COLA COLITA COLASSA, (Oda a Barcelona) by Ventura Pons (España)
    AFUERA Lauerentia Genske (Alemania)
    AISLADOS by Marcela Lizcano, Simón Beltrán, Juan Pablo Solano, Diego Bustamante y Sarahí Echeverría.(Colombia)
    COLOMBIA: POISON VS POISON by Marc Bouchage (Francia)
    LA MUERTE NO DUELE Tomas Alejandro by Leone(Argentina)
    LA RUMBA ME LLAMA by Oliver Hill (Estados Unidos)
    MUJERES AL FRENTE, LA LEY by LAS MÁS NOBLES by Lula Gómez (España)
    NO VERMELHO by Marcelo Reis (Brasil)
    PARQUE LENIN by Itziar Leemans, Carlos Mignon (México)
    TCHINDAS by Marc Serena & Pablo García Pérez by Lara (Francial)
    VERGUENZA Y RESPETO by Tomas Lipgot (Arentina)
    CUERPOS DOCILES by Diego Gachassin/Matias Scarvaci (Argentina)
    LA SONRISA VERDADERAde Juan Rayos (España)


    FEAR by Maria Stoyanova (Bulgaria)
    RAMÓN GAYA. LA PINTURA COMO DESTINO by Gonzalo Ballester (España)
    LA MAYOR LOCURA by Adolfo Dufour Andía (España)
    EL OJO by MACONDO by Andrés Sandoval Puente (Colombia)
    ELEMENTS OF REHEARSAL IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER by Davide Abbatescianni (Estonia)
    EXILIO VOLUNTARIO/VOLUNTARY EXILE by Galina Likosova, Hernán Humberto Restrepo(Colombia)
    LA CALLE by LOS PIANISTAS by Mariano Nante (Argentina)


    MICROMUNDO EN UN BALCÓN by Lina Crespo y Gabriel Escobar (Colombia)
    OS DÍAS AFOGADOS by Luis Avilés y Gabriel Escobar (España)
    L'ESPRIT by LA FÔRET Monique Munting (Bélgica)
    REYTAMO ESPINOSO by Diego Carrizosa (Colombia)
    AGUACEIRO / DOWNPOUR by Leonardo Villar (Brasil)
    AMARI by Gregorio Azkona Andueza (España)
    TEMPO by Manuel Valcarcel (España)


    CAMINO A HIGÜEY by Abi Alberto (República Dominicana)
    INTOLERANCIA by D.W. Griffith
    ENCANTARIAS by Rodrigo Sena y Julio Castro (Brasil)


    ENTRE LA VIDA Y LA MUERTE by Karen Alfonso Martinez
    A OSCURAS by Madeleyn Duran Cuervo
    PRUEBA SABER SER by Henry Wilson León y Karen Liliana Garzón
    MALAS INFLUENCIAS by Fidel Mercado
    LA PEQUEÑA HEROÍNA by Colectivo Pasacaballos
    ORIKA, SUEÑOS by LIBERTAD by Colectivo Flamenco
    LA AVENTURA by NARCISO by Yerlis Vega
    LA ESTRATEGIA by FITO by Colectivo Ararca
    LA LEYENDA by LA BRUJA by CHAVO by Colectivo Caño by Oro
    LOS GUARDIANES DEL NIDO by Colectivo Benkos Bioho
    EL TAMBOR MAGICO by Wendy Valdés


    SHOOTING STAR by Lyubo Yonchev (Bulgaria/Italia)
    LA MUÑECA by TRAPO by Manuel Busquet (Colombia)
    EL NOMBRE DEL DÍA by Marcello Quintella e Boynard (Brasil)
    LOS TOMATES by CARMELO by Danilo Baracho (Canadá)
    RUBY by Luciano Scherer, Guilherme Soster, Jorge Loureiro (Brasil)
    EL SABOR by LOS NUDILLOS by Dante Alejandro Silva Treviño (México)
    NORMAL by Vadim Lasca (Venezuela)
    EMBARAZO by Fernando Rick (Brasil)
    ELIAS by Sandra Lucia Molano Torres (Colombia)
    BON VOYAGE by Marc Wilkins (Suiza)
    BLUE DANUBE by Jonatan Medina (Perú)
    NÓDOÄS by Ángelo Lima
    DESAYUNO CON TIFFANY Andrés Molano Moncada (Colombia)
    OBJETOS by Germano by Oliveira (Brasil)
    NAKED-SPURIOUS by Glenn English (Estados Unidos)


    THE BEACH BOY by Hannes Rall (Alemania)
    20 PATADAS by Dimitar Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
    FRUIT by Gerhard Funk (Alemania)
    MADAMA BUTTERFLY by Andreas Kessler, Lea Najjar (Alemania)
    EYE FOR AN EYE by Steve Bache, Mahyar Goudarzi, Louise Peter(Alemania)
    AMI by Gonzalo San Vicente (Alemania)
    JAZZ ORGIE by Irina Rubina (Alemania)
    SAY I AM ONLY SEVENTEEN by Andre Catoto Dias (Brasil)
    EL MAQUINADOR by Pablo Latorre (Argentina)
    HOBLIO- THE PATH TO FREEDOM by Piero Tonin (Italia)
    CAFARD by Jan Bultheel (Francia)
    LOVE WITH OCCASIONAL SHOWERS by Assia Kovanova, Andrey Koulev (Bulgaria)
    O QUEBRA CABEÇA by TARIK (Pedir DVD o Blu Ray)
    MR SAND by Soetkin Verstegen (Bélgica)
    O QUEBRA CABEÇA by TARIK by Maria Leite (Brasil)
    PANORAMA by Miller Muñoz (Colombia)
    MY LITTLE SUMO by Ana María Méndez Salgado & Carlos Manrique Clavijo (Australia)
    EN VUELO by Jhon Mario Angulo Paternina (Colombia)
    CRIA by Guilherme Carneiro Homem Alves (Brasil)
    REVOLTOSO by Arturo "Vonno" Ambriz, Roy Ambriz (México)


    PANORAMA by Miller Muñoz (Colombia)
    O MELHOR SOM DO MUNDO by Pedro Paulo by Andrade (Brasil)
    PETER/Pedro: Pedro Borges (BVrasil)
    EL CUENTO DEL ZAR SALTAN by A. Ptshkó (Rusia)
    RUSLAN Y LIUDMILA by A. Ptshkó (Rusia)
    LA SIRENITA by V. Bichkov (Rusia)

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    Résultat d’images pour Hjartasteinn (Heartstone) Iceland, director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, 34, Debut film.

    By Alex Deleon

    The 73rd edition of the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematigrafico, otherwise known as the Venice Film Festival, is off and running.

    With an overwhelming cornucopia  of films of all kinds to choose from --new Hollywood star vehicles, old restored classics, documentaries and feature films from around the globe, shorts, experimental films, etc.  one is faced with what the Italians call "l'imbarazzo della scelta"  -- Choice Overload  -- which is par for the course at major festivals like Venice. 

    In such a situation veteran festivaleers such as Yours Truly try to see unusual films which are not likely to turn up elsewhere and, for the time being, take a pass on most big name films which which will definitely show up at other festivals  or at commercial screenings on the streets of all major cities.

    In the first couple of days the first five films I have looked in on were all in different theaters and all in different languages, to wit; Icelandic, Hebrew, English, Croatian, and Korean. (Capsule reviews below) 

    The grand opener on August 31 was the American biggie "LA LA Land", starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Youthful director. Damien Chazelle, 31, had a critical success "Whiplash" two years ago which also dealt with musicians. The stars graced the opening night red carpet and the pic went over big with the Italian audience and critics.

    Photos of the arrival of hot new couple Irish-German Michael Fassbender (39, bravura star of last year's Steve Jobs) and Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, 27, dominated all the local newspaper festival pages. Vikander made a big splash right here in Venice last year in "The Danish Girl" which earned her a supporting actress Oscar this year. Some see her as the next Ingrid Bergman. All they gotta do now is a remake of Casablanca with Fassbender as Rick Blaine and Vikander as Ilsa Lund to solidify that in cement.

    Oh yes, the film they are in together has the unwieldy title of  "The light between Oceans", and is apparently a heavyweight tearjerker set in an Australian lighthouse after WWI.

    Also on the red carpet and party scene in the first days of the fest, Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams with a film called "Nocturnal Animals"  billed as "a noir melodrama laced with vicious crime and psychological suspense" by first time director and former Gucci fashion designer Tom Ford. Save that one for later.

    Also here Jude Law, playing, of all things, A catholic bishop from New York who will become the first American Pope -- named "Lennie". Directed  by Italian Paolo Sorrentino this is not a theatrical film but the first two parts of a TV miniseries  entitled "The young Pope". Such borderline blasphemous material is very titialating  for Italian audiences and has unleashed a cascade of newsprint here.


    As for the films I have seen so far on these opening days:

    1. Hjartasteinn (Heartstone) Iceland, director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, 34, Debut film.

    It's been a while since the films of Friðrik Þór Friðriksson put Iceland on the Cinema map in the eighties and nineties.  This epic scale coming of age drama set in a remote fishing village far from the capital Reykjavik looks like the start of a new Icelandic wave. Fresh energy snd a keen reobserving of what it's like to be a teenager on the verge of puberty and even dabbling a bit in homosexuality  makes this coming of age story something else. Against a magnificent backdrop of sea and mountains Guðmundur follows the entanglements of two simple outback families and their kids. The film centers mainly on Thor, a sensitive twelve year old boy and his slightly older, taller, buddy Christian, but also their rough friendship with a couple of teenage girls and their oroblems with roughhewn parents. The performances of the two boys is astounding and  Guðmundur's direction is totally assured. Given the setting this is a one of a kind new film experience on a set of old themes. Bravo!


    Résultat d’images pour Director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

    Director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson with his incredible teenage stars and Italian interpreter after screening of Hjartasteinn


    2. Laavor et ha-Kir (Through the wall), Israeli, directed by Rama Burshrein. This is theoretically a comedy about a stubborn religious young woman in her thirties, Michal, who desperately wants to get married before it's too late but keeps turning down all prospective suitors who show interest in her. At the beginning we meet her arranged marriage fiancé but he doesn't love her and breaks off the engagement. Against all odds Michal hires a wedding hall for 200 guests in spite of the fact that there is no groom in sight. The date is set for the end of the Hannuka holiday just twenty days away. Will her unshakably stubborn faith in G-d deliver a groom in time?

    All the actors are excellent, especially Noa Kooler as Michal, however, the script which starts out auspiciously with the first couple of suitors, soon turns into a stale one joke melodrama that becomes less and less convincing and more ridiculous as time goes by. Hefty Ms. Burshrain and her entire entourage were present at the screening but applause at the end was polite to nonexistent . 

    A better title Would have been "Off the Wall -- from Hunger".

    Strictly for the glott Kosher crowd and even then, with reservations.

    With Strictly Kosher Israeli director Rama  Burshtein     ...

                   It ain't over until the fat lady sings ...


    3. Ne Gledaj  me u Pilat  (Quit staring at my Plate), Croation,) -authors week.   I stopped staring at this after about ten minutes when I realized I didn't feel like spending 105 minutes with a dysfunctional Croation family and an overbearing bully of a father in the ugly city of Zagreb. 


    4.  Mil Jeong (밀정 ~ The Age of Shadows). Tremendous Korean epochal drama about life and resistance under the oppressive Japanese occupation in the early decades of the century. Director Kim Jaewoon really knows how to set up drama  and suspense mixed with blazing action. There was so much in this film that I felt like I was watching a Beethoven symphony. Dark Sepia toned photography used to good effect enhances period feel. Musical soundtrack employs jazz and adrenalin tensor stretches and final shootout in the train station is orchestrated deftly to Ravel's Bolero. 139' running time is long and winds up with several anticlimacric codas but never kets you out if its grip. For Koreans this is clearly a film with heavy patriotic messages. The final  theme is don't ket your failures stop you -- buikd onnthem and rise to the next level -- until victory is achieved.

    I  would love to see this film with a Korean audience and would expect to see people on their feet cheering at the end.. A young Italian I met afterwards said he loved it even though he knows nothing of the history involved. I could easily see  why -- in a way  this is something like a Kimchee spaghetti  western and actor Kang-ho Song, 49, has got to be the Korean equivalent if John Wayne, or at keast, Robert Mitchum. 



    Résultat d’images pour The Age of Shadows

    Kang-ho Song (leather coat) in the opening scene of Mil Jeong (밀정 ~ "The Age of Shadows"

    ps: The English language film was a perfectly restored print of John Ford's 1931 "The Brat". Ford made Westerns but this was one of his early Easterns and -- one of his best before he was declared a cinema maestro.

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    The first Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival will be held in Ramsgate with its stunning Royal Harbour, unique in England. It is run by the Ramsgate Film & TV Institute, which will also run a variety of screenings throughout the year to bring international independent cinema to local audiences.

    The Festival focus is to show new works and help promote film makers. Screenings are complemented by a strong programme of quality events and seminars, with industry professionals of high reputation.

    No film in competition will screen by invitation. All screenings are chosen by  the Selection Committee, which is composed of a panel of industry professionals and local residents.

    To add to the experience, festival goers will have the opportunity to explore the area rich in culture, maritime heritage and historic and modern architecture and enjoy its waterside and cafés.  

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