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    > IFFI GOA DAILIES 

    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, XII: Award-winners of Golden and Silver Peacocks

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    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, XII: Award-winners of Golden and Silver Peacocks In the curtailed International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which has shrunk from 15 to 9 days over the last 30 years, the closing ceremony was held on the 28th of November. Partly due to the fact that I have come to be less patient with speeches and formalities and partly in protest at the non-receipt of an invitation to the closing film screening, I decided to skip the ceremony, like I had skipped the ope...
     

    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, XI: Virtual Reality: Think in 360

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    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, XI: Virtual Reality: Think in 360 Clyde DeSouza found an elderly couple dancing in a Goa bar-restaurant. He captured the image and added perspective, giving it a 360⁰ viewing experience, and projected it at Maquinez Palace I, Panaji, as part of his Master Class at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016. Even as the audience uttered wows, he clipped, “Imagine the same scene with a younger, more dynamic couple!” Welcome to Virtual ...
     

    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary X, Open Forum 6: Finding your way across 2K, 4K, 6K, 8K or 18K

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    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary X, Open Forum 6: Finding your way across 2K, 4K, 6K, 8K  or 18K A digital technician who has built theatres (Lightbox in Mumbai, for one)-Neil Sadwelkar, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum producer Vivek Singhania, and Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) President Mike Pandey, participated in the last Open Forum of International Film Festival of India 2016, organised by IDPA, at old GMC building, Panaji, Goa, on 27 November. The moderator was film-m...
     

    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, IX, Open Forum V: “We need more Amitabh Bachchans to help reduce global warming”

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    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, IX, Open Forum V: “We need more Amitabh Bachchans to help reduce global warming” In its second Open Forum at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) sounded an urgent warning about the spreading carbon footprint and discussed steps to curb/neutralise its deleterious effect, especially among the film fraternity. Mike Pandey, President of IDPA and world-renowned environment-aware...
     
     

    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary VIII, Open Forum IV: Courses for horses or horses for courses?

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    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary VIII, Open Forum IV: Courses for horses or horses for courses? Both, really. We are in the age of customised platforms for film viewing finding best-match, multiple-matches and staggered exhibition alternatives for films. A magnum opus like Bahubali (Indian mythological blockbuster franchise) needs a massive, four-digit spanning simultaneous, theatrical release while a Lunch Box (the mouse that roared a couple of years ago), though critically raved, would be...
     

    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, Open Forum III: Skill-building through master classes

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    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, Open Forum III: Skill-building through master classes An essential feature of every international film festival around the globe, mater classes abound at IFFI too. FFSI, in collaboration with DFF, chose to highlight their benefits in skill-building at the third Open Forum. An open-air affair, it did not attract too many attendees. Firstly, the location was remote and secondly the timing that has been a permanent slot for Open Forum at IFFI is from 1.30 pm t...
     

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    > BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Dailies

    Youth Film Workshop Screenings are a BIFF tradition

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    YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP SCREENING Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5:30pm Fort Charlotte (Fort Stanley)   FREE OF CHARGE  There will be Six (6) Student projects showcased from  Akhepran International Academy Winsdor Prep Government High School Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute BIFF Public Workshop  ...
     

    Panels at BIFF 2016

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    Learn From Professionals ALIV PANEL DISCUSSIONS Development & Production Panel  Monday, Dec 5 (Harbour Island) 11:00am-12pm Cocoa Coffee House  $10.00   Your Pitch, Your Story Panel Tuesday, Dec 6 (Harbour Island) 11:00am - 12:30pm Cocoa Coffee House  $10.00   Women In Film Panel  Friday, Dec 9 (Nassau) 5:30pm - 6:30pm P...
     

    2016 BIFF Line UP

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    This year, the Festival will showcase 95 films from 26 different countries, including 31 features of which several are international premieres and all are Bahamian premieres. The five competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative;Documentary; New Visions; Sports Highlight; and Short Film. With a Special section for World Cinema ...
     

    Dylan McDermott will receive BIFF's prestigious Celebrity Tribute Award

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    The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Dylan McDermott will receive the Festival’s prestigious Celebrity Tribute Award. BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool made the announcement. We are proud to have Mr. McDermott on hand to receive the tribute presentation on Tuesday, December 6 at the Romora Bay Marina and Resort on Harbour Island, for the Annual Celebrity Tribute in honour of his outstanding contributions to the film industry. Dyl...

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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

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    December 31, 2016 Earlybird Deadline  

    The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

    The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. ...

    Good luck filmmakers! 

    Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

    Submit by January 13, 2017

    For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

    We look forward to having you screen at our 6th year anniversary!

    Maryland International Film Festival's blog I Website I Submit I  Facebook I Twitter I  Contact Tracie Hovey

     

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    NYC Indie Film Festival 
    May 2 – 7, 2017

    Late Deadline December 31, 2016 

    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! .

     

    Profile on filmfestivals.com I Website I Facebook I Twitter I  SUBMIT I Contact Dennis Cieri

     

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    Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival March 23 -26, 2017

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    December 10, 2016 Extended Deadline

    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.

    President of the Festival is Brenda Blethyn (Secret & Lies, Vera,...), BAFTA, Globe and Cannes Best Actress Winner and Oscar Nominated. Brenda will also pick the winner of the First Feature Film Category.

    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, who have already confirmed their attendance. Do check the website for more all news as they come. 
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    Profile on filmfestivals.com I Website I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Contact Sylvie Bolioli

     

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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017

    Regular Deadline February 24, 2017

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
    All genres and forms are welcome.
    Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

     

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

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

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    Deadline extended

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

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

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    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017

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    Next Deadline: December 15, 2016 

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

    Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

    WorldFest Houston's blog Website: http://www.worldfest.org I Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact Hunter Todd
     

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    The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 19 – 22, 2017
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    Late Deadline December 16, 2016

    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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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

    ENTRY DEADLINE: December, 2016!   In partnership with filmfestivals.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Fantasporto'sblog I Website  I Submit I  Facebook I Twitter I Contact Mario Dorminsky

     

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    Budapest Israeli Film Festival sleeper Peace after Marriage

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     PEACE AFTER MARRIAGE, I saw this tonight and was blown away --totally unexpected fantastic film!   European title, "Only in New York" Directed and starring Ghazi Albuliwi Ghazi Albuliwi New York comedian director of Palestinian background   A sexually frustrated Palestinian-American, Arafat, still living with his traditional Muslim parents at age thirty and addicted to porno joins a Sex Addicts Anonymous therapy group and is befriended by a guy w...
     

    The Works International has secured a raft of distribution deals for hotly anticipated action-thriller, The Prime Minister.

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    Belgian Box Office sales gross €2.6 million   Erik Van Looy’s English and Flemish-language feature film has been snapped up across a multitude of territories including: Trade Media for France; DDDream for China; Aya Pro for Japan; Discovery for Former Yugoslavia and Viswas Films for India. A further raft of territories are also in late stage negotiations including Turkey, Middle East and Italy, with deals soon to be announced.  The deals arrive hot on the heels of recently...
     

    Celestial Tiger Entertainment Launches Mandarin Edutainment Channel Miao Mi in the United States

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    Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today the launch of its preschool kids channel Miao Mi in the United States on Amazon Channels, a premium on-demand video subscription service. Miao Mi, the Mandarin edutainment channel created for preschool kids, will be available as a video subscription with Amazon Channels for Amazon Prime members. The launch on Amazon Channels marks CTE’s first presence...
     

    $335,000 Awarded by SFIFF to Six Narrative Feature Projects in Various Stages of Production

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      The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF), announced today the projects that will receive a total of $335,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants. Six filmmaking teams were granted funding to help with the next stage of their creative process, from screenwriting to postproduction. The Film Society's flagship SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants are awarded twice annually to filmmakers for narrative feature film...
     
     

    Film competing for Macau

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    150 Milligrams   Elon Doesn’t Believe In Death   Free Fire     Gurgaon   Hide and Seek   Queen of Spades     ...
     
     

    The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary shortlist

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    20 CONTENDERS ADVANCE IN VFX OSCAR® RACE LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order:       “Alice through the Looking Glass”       “Arrival”       “The BFG”       “Batman v Superman: Dawn o...
     

    Bethlehem at the Budapest Israeli Film Week,

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      Budapest Israeli Film Week, by Alex Deleon BETHLEHEM, An Israeli Agent and His teenage Palestinian Informant Bethlehem (hebrew: ‫בית לחם‬‎‎) is a 2013 Israeli drama directed by first time helmer Yuval Adler. It was screened at the Venice Days section of the 2013 Venice Film Festival where it won the top prize. Bethlehem takes place during the Al-Aqsa second Intifada around 2004 and tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service of...
     

    New platform for trhe 7th edition of My French Film Festival

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    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is an innovative concept aiming to throw the spotlight on new generation French filmmakers, allowing web users across the globe to share their enthusiasm for French cinema. Now in its seventh year, the festival returns in 2017 with new films to offer, new partner platforms, and festival launches held in movie theaters in a number of countries. When?   From January 13 through February 13, 2017, film lovers around the world will be able to...
     

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    > "FILMFESTIVALS.COM ONES TO WATCH ON THE CIRCUIT" FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION 

    Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin Premiering in Cannes

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    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 
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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.

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

    Revolution by Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) 
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    over 40 festival wins so far

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

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    Get Happy by Manoj Annadurai 
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    Feature - Feel Good Movie  - World premiered in Montreal World Film Festival Winner best romantic comedy in Manhattan Fest

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

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    The 1st International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao lineup

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    The International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao (IFFAM) is delighted to announce the addition of the World Premiere of Fruit Chan’s SHINING MOMENT to the inaugural programme.   After being sidelined by his gymnastics team, Yu (Hins Cheung) quits and reinvents himself as a Latin dance instructor. He assembles a group of children to compete in a Latin dance competition. Can Yu, still facing his own insecurities, teach them to truly dance? Can Yu bring out the best in these chi... 
     

    Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore 2016 launched theit biggest edition

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    ASIA TV FORUM & MARKET AND SCREENSINGAPORE 2016 RETURNS WITH ITS LARGEST EDITION Strong conference line-up and new highlights to address the needs of highly dynamic content industry   Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore 2016, Asia’s premier entertainment content market and conference, was officially launched this morning by Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for the Ministry of Communications and Information. Part of the Singap...
     

    The 1st International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao opened today with Angelin Preljocaj and Valérie Müller’s POLINA

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    The Jury The inaugural International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao (IFFAM) officially opened today with the Asian premiere of POLINA (Polina, danser sa vie), a film by Angelin Preljocaj and Valérie Müller, starring Anastasia Shevtsova, Niels Schneider, Guskov Aleksei and Juliette Binoche. The directors, actors Anastasia Shevtsova, Niels Schneider and Guskov Aleksei and producer Didier Creste were in Macao to present the film. IFFAM is organized by Macao Government Tourism...
     
     

    LA Music Video Festival is upon us!

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    LAMVF 2016 IS COMING AT YOU NEXT WEEK! ONE NIGHT ONLY! ***Tickets on sale now*** The wait is almost over! We’re thrilled to announce that the 6th Annual LA Music Video Festival is upon us! Join LA’s independent music video community next Tuesday, December 13th at Cinefamily at the Silent Mov...
     
     

    Bruce Hornsby to Open 23rd Sedona International Film Festival on Feb. 18, 2017

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    Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers (Michael Martin photo) More than 1,200 films submitted for consideration are being reviewed and scored for a coveted screening among the more than 160 films to be selected for the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 18-26 in magnificent Sedona, Arizona. Three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Festival with a performance on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will bring his Ira Gershwin Pro...
     

    Macau First Edition of The International Film Festival & Awards : the program

     
    The 1st International Film Festival & Awards.Macao (IFFAM) today announced its festival programme at a press conference in Macao. The festival will showcase the best of Asian and international cinema with a programme of 11 competition films, 3 out of competition galas, Hidden Dragons (9 films representing the latest trends in contemporary Asian genre cinema), Crossfire (12 East Asian genre film directors and their chosen genre favourites), 9 award-winning feature films from major inte...
     
     

    ISRAELI FILM WEEK, 2 -- A Diversity of Themes

     
    "Yossi and Jagger", 2002, military based drama and  same sex love story.  Dir. Eytan  Fox, with Ohad Knoller (Yossi)and Yehuda Levi (Jagger) RT. 67 minutes Nobody can accuse the Israeli cinema of a lack of diversity. If the yesterday's opening film dealt with the uniquely Israel topic of Talmudic research, the second film of the week takes up the more universal topic of erotic love between men -- but set at a frontline military outpost where machoism in the fa...
     
     

    by Alex Deleon What amounts to a mini-festival of Israeli films is being presented at the  venerable old PUSKIN MOZI (Pushkin Art Cinema) in Budapest. under the sponsorship of the Israeli Embassy here. Not the very latest films but rather an overview of some of the outstanding Israeli film landmarks of the past two decades.   Opening film: "FOOTNOTES" 2012 (Hearat Shulayim) A tale of father and son as Talmudic rivals. Director, Joseph Cedar. 103 minutes. Stars, Lior ...Digital Gym
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    European Film Awards with Cinema Stars from Across Europe

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    photo: Łukasz Rajchert   Only four more days before European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather to celebrate European cinema at its finest at the 29th European Film Awards in Wrocław, European Capital of Culture 2016.   This year’s edition of the awards ceremony will be celebrated at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music (NFM), designed by Kuryłowicz & Associates, a multi-venue facility incl...
     

    Andreas Hykade receives the Golden Dinosaur award

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    Professor Andreas Hykade, Director of the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Independent Filmmaker and FMX Conference Chair, will receive the Golden Dinosaur at the 23rd Etiuda & Anima Festival in Krakow/Poland this week. The Golden Dinosaur recognizes "outstanding artists turned pedagogues" for their achievements in filmmaking and teaching. Andreas Hykade will collect the prize in person during his interactive workshop "Self-Portraits of Animation Author...
     

    #OtherWorlds2016 Announces a Bantha-weight of Awards

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    Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival wrapped up its third season yesterday by announcing the 2016 winners for its Best Feature Audience Award, Best Short Audience Award (sponsored by F...

     

    TriForce Short Film Festival 2016 Winners

     
    TRIFORCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES  BEST OF THE FEST AWARD 2016    David Gyasi and Jermain Jackman were amongst some of the stars who attended the event   Leading lights from the world of Film and TV gathered last night at the TriForce Short Film Festival 2016 to support diversity across the industry.    Stars including David Gyasi, Jermain Jackman and Game of Thrones’ Josef Altin walked the red carpet at the festival’s gala event at BAFTA whe...
     

     

    British Independent Film Awards 2016 celebrate American Honey

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      American Honey (2016)   Andrea Arnold’s middle America roadtrip odyssey American Honey is the big winner at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), nabbing the awards for best British independent film, best director, best actress for Sasha Lane and the prize for outstanding craft for cinematographer Robbie Ryan.   It...

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    Phil Gurin to run new unscripted and alternative division to create content across all platforms for IM Global Television

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    As part of its continued expansion strategy, IM Global Television is launching a new unscripted and alternative division to create content across all platforms, which will be led by Emmy Award winning producer, writer and creator Phil Gurin, it was announced today by IM Global Executive Chairman Donald Tang and IM Global Founder and Chief Executive Officer and IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford.   As President of Unscripted and Alternative Content, industry veteran Gurin will report d...
     

    Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Oscars

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    Late-night talk show host, producer and comedian Jimmy Kimmel confirmed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that he will host the 89th Oscars® to be broadcast live on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017, on the ABC Television Network. This is Kimmel’s first time hosting the global telecast. “Mike and Jennifer have an excellent plan and their enthusiasm is infectious,” said Kimmel. “I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars.&rdquo...
     

     

    San Diego Latino Film Festival Unveils Winning Artwork for 2017 Poster Competition

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    The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven will serve as jury president of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, held February 9 - 19 2017. The rest of the jury will be announced soon. 

    “With Paul Verhoeven as jury president, we have a filmmaker who has worked in a variety of genres in Europe and Hollywood. His creative, multifaceted boldness and his willingness to experiment are reflected in the spectrum of his works,” says Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale.

    The Berlinale welcomed the acclaimed filmmaker in 2013 at the Berlinale Talent Campus (today’s Berlinale Talents). At the panel “Follow Your Instincts: Filmmaking According to Paul Verhoeven” he gave insight into his work methods and his perspective on production landscapes in the US and Europe.

    Following studies in mathematics and physics, Paul Verhoeven turned his attention towards film in the mid-1960s, and began his directing career in 1969 with the successful Dutch television series Floris. After his feature film debut Business is Business in 1971, about two prostitutes who dream of a conventional middle-class life, came the erotic thriller Turkish Delight in 1973, a big hit in the Netherlands that also garnered a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1974 Academy Awards. Following his international breakthrough Soldier of Orange (1977) - which was nominated for a Golden Globe - and The Fourth Man (1983), Paul Verhoeven moved to Hollywood to focus on an evolution of style in his work.

    Large productions featuring lots of action and special effects, like RoboCop (1987), and especially Total Recall(1990), were big box-office hits that revolutionized the science fiction film genre while maintaining credibility as author’s films. 

    The provocative, erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992) saw Paul Verhoeven return to themes prevalent in his Dutch works. Basic Instinct shot Sharon Stone to stardom, and was nominated for two Academy Awards. In 1997 and 2000, he once again focused on science fiction with Starship Troopers and Hollow Man.

    After nearly 20 years in Hollywood, Paul Verhoeven returned to the Netherlands in 2006 to film Black Book (2006), based on the story of a Dutch resistance fighter during World War II.

    Starting in 2007, he moved his attention to writing. He returned to the cinema in 2016, celebrating his comeback with the French-German production Elle. In Elle, Paul Verhoeven continues his focus on familiar themes in a surprising new way. Isabelle Huppert plays a woman whose forays through the depths of sado-masochism help her transcend childhood trauma.

    Elle, set to open in German cinemas on February 2, 2017, is nominated for the European Film Awards - held in Berlin December 11 - 13 - in three categories, as well as in two categories for the US Critics’ Choice Awards. 

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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival July 12 - 16, 2016

    December 31, 2016 Earlybird Deadline  

    The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

    The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. 

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    Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

    Submit by January 13, 2017

    For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

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    NYC Indie Film Festival May 2 – 7, 2017

    Late Deadline December 31, 2016 

    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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    Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival March 23 -26, 2017

    December 10, 2016 Extended Deadline

    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.

    President of the Festival is Brenda Blethyn (Secret & Lies, Vera,...), BAFTA, Globe and Cannes Best Actress Winner and Oscar Nominated. Brenda will also pick the winner of the First Feature Film Category.

    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, who have already confirmed their attendance. Do check the website for more all news as they come. 
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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017


    Regular Deadline February 24, 2017

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
    All genres and forms are welcome.
    Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

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

     

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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 extended

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

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

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    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017

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    Next Deadline: December 15, 2016 

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    Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

    Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

    ENTRY DEADLINE: December, 2016!  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Late Deadline December 16, 2016

    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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    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, XIII: IM Kwon-taek’s 102 films and SPB’s 40,000 songs

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    Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, XIII: IM Kwon-taek’s 102 films and SPB’s 40,000 songs South Korean film-maker IM Kwon-taek was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Indian singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam was felicitated with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the International Film festival of India, 2016. The 80 year-old, famed director talked briefly, even owning up to some of his work that wasn’t well-received. Regarded as the fath...
     

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    23rd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® Nominations for Motion Pictures

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    Nominees for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2016, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris introduced Sophia Bush (Chicago P.D., One Tree Hill) ...
     

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    23rd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® Nominations for Television

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      TELEVISION PROGRAMS Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series RIZ AHMED / “The Night Of” Total nominations in this category: 1 Total Actor® nominations: 1 This is Riz Ahmed’s first Actor® nomination STERLING K. BROWN / “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” Total nominations in this category: 1 Total Actor® nominations: 2 Concurrent nominations this year: MALE DRAMA &ndash...
     

    AMANAT The Official entry from Kazakhstan For consideration for Best Foreign Language Film

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    Ruth Negga - Official Statement - Golden Globes Nominee

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    RUTH NEGGA / Mildred Loving – “LOVING” (Focus Features) – Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama – Golden Globes “I am profoundly grateful for this recognition… I can’t thank the HFPA enough for their support, this is such an honor. I am humbled to be in the company of all of these extraordinary, talented, and powerful women. It has been such a gift to share Mildred and Richard Loving’s im...
     

    Travis Knight - Best Animated Film Golden Globes Nomination - Official Statement

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    Awards of The 14th International Festival Signs of the Night 2016 in Paris

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    CROUCHING TIGERS PROJECT LAB AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED   The Crouching Tigers Project Lab Award Winners were announced at the closing of the IFFAM Industry Hub on Sunday. The four winning films were each presented with cash awards of USD 10,000 by Tomas Jegeus from Fox International Production, John Penotti from Ivanhoe Pictures and Jane Wan from Huace Pictures.  The winners were: ·         RIVER TOWN 江城 / Dir & Pr...
     
     

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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

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    December 31, 2016 Earlybird Deadline  

    The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

    The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. ...

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    Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

    Submit by January 13, 2017

    For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

    We look forward to having you screen at our 6th year anniversary!

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    NYC Indie Film Festival 
    May 2 – 7, 2017

    Late Deadline December 31, 2016 

    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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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017

    Regular Deadline February 24, 2017

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
    All genres and forms are welcome.
    Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

     

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

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    Deadline extended

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

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

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    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017

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    Next Deadline: December 15, 2016 

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

    Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

    WorldFest Houston's blog Website: http://www.worldfest.org I Submit I Facebook I Twitter I Contact Hunter Todd
     

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    The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival April 19 – 22, 2017
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    Late Deadline December 16, 2016

    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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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

    ENTRY DEADLINE: December, 2016!   In partnership with filmfestivals.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Merci Patron! (Thanks Boss!), Francois Ruffin, France, 2015

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    This documentary is the French counterpart to Michael Moore’s 1989 Roger & Me in which Moore attempted to confront Roger Smith, the president of General Motors. Both Ruffin and Moore engage in an empirically based analysis of the consequences of turbo capitalism and the impact of the investment strategies of large corporations that result in local unemployment and the destruction of the social fabric of the communities where their factories are located. Ruffin, a left wing journalist...
     

    Siraj Syed reviews Rogue One, A Star Wars Story: While there is war, there is hope!

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    Siraj Syed reviews Rogue One, A Star Wars Story: While there is war, there is hope! “Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.” — George Walton Lucas, Jr. "It's the reality of war. Good guys are bad. Bad guys are good. It's complicated, layered; a very rich scenario in which to set a movie." --Gareth Edwards. It has been reported that the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, liked Rogue One very much, and that th...
     

    Genders and Sexualities in Films and Society: Beyond the Binary Sexuality and the stigmas attached to it, by the state/religion/patriarchal society, have meant both a private and public hell, for those human beings who do not classify as male or female. There are already a significant number of closet queers/homosexuals, lesbians, gays, bi-sexual and transgender persons who have come out of into the open, including celebrities, especially media, entertainment and fashion industry figures. Na...    

     
     

    Featurette: Cannes celebrating Bilal during Animation Day in Cannes

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    Best Inspiring Movie Animation that Matter Award       ...
     

    Poster and Trailer for The Last Word with Shirley Maclane

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      Presents Opening in theaters March 3, 2017  Directed by: Mark Pellington Written by: Stuart Ross Fink Starring: Sh...
     
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    I love the voice over in that Trailer !, looks strong. In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each...
     

    The Congress Crazy "Israeli" film at Budapest Israeli film week

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    THE CONGRESS -- FINAL VERSION   by ALEX DE LEON <filmfestivals.com> Summary: Amazing! Will have special reverberations for Veteran Acid trippers   Nota bene This is an email review:  Dear Milgro, just saw an incredible half animation film at the Budapest Israeli film week that I need to tell a film savvy person like yourself, about -- while it is still fresh in my mind. Name of Film "...
     

    Youth Film Workshop Screenings are a BIFF tradition

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    YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP SCREENING Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5:30pm Fort Charlotte (Fort Stanley)   FREE OF CHARGE  There will be Six (6) Student projects showcased from  Akhepran International Academy Winsdor Prep Government High School Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute BIFF Public Workshop  ...
     

    2016 BIFF Line UP

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    2016 BIFF LINEUP ANNOUNCED  Visit BIFF Film Schedule This year, the Festival will showcase 95 films from 26 different countries, including 31 features of which several are international premieres and all are Bahamian premieres. The five competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative;Documentary; New Visions; Sports Highlight; and Short Film. With a Special section for World Cinema ...

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    Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin Premiering in Cannes

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    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 
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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) 
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    over 40 festival wins so far

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

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    Get Happy by Manoj Annadurai 
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    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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    Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and the 6th edition of ScreenSingapore ended on a high note

     
    The 17th edition of Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and the 6th edition of ScreenSingapore ended on a high note last Friday, with record-breaking showing by 5,383 attendees. Based on exhibitor feedback collated to date, over US$244 million worth of deals and partnerships were estimated to have been facilitated during the three-day market.   With ATF and ScreenSingapore at its highest attendance, the market floor reflected similar growth, reaching its largest size since the two shows were...
     
     
     

    Paul Verhoeven Jury President at Berlinale 2017

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    The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven will serve as jury president of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, held February 9 - 19 2017. The rest of the jury will be announced soon.  “With Paul Verhoeven as jury president, we have a filmmaker who has worked in a variety of genres in Europe and Hollywood. His creative, multifaceted boldness and his willingness to experiment are reflected in the spectrum of his works,” says Dieter Kosslick, director of the Ber...
     

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    Oscar Whiplash Likely for Damien Chazelle’s LALALand & Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

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    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Oh, to ruin Award Season… but isn’t that what we’re on earth for? To have our dreams shattered but then our lives uplifted, if only in the movies? Enter LA LA LAND, a singing, dancing act of pure wish fulfillment starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Wait, a musical? Don’t be fooled. This is classic cinema updated with today’s angst. Stone says “the idea of this really modern story of two artists and ...
     

     

    Dylan McDermott will receive BIFF's prestigious Celebrity Tribute Award

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    The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Dylan McDermott will receive the Festival’s prestigious Celebrity Tribute Award. BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool made the announcement. We are proud to have Mr. McDermott on hand to receive the tribute presentation on Tuesday, December 6 at the Romora Bay Marina and Resort on Harbour Island, for the Annual Celebrity Tribute in honour of his outstanding contributions to the film industry. Dyl...

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

    Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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    la Fête du Court Métrage : soyons brefs: allez y tous (15 au 18 décembre partout en france)

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    Soyons brefs: allez y tous http://www.lafeteducourt.com/ Parrainée par Bérengère Krief et Vincent Lacoste, la Fête met à l’honneur l’univers du court métrage. Au travers de 6300 projections, rencontres et ateliers, cette manifestation nationale s’adresse à tous les publics, des plus petits aux plus grands !   La partie parisienne se déroule au Carreau du Temple avec des tournages en direct, des ateliers parti...
     

    Le Québec, invité d’honneur de la 8e édition du Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs

     
    C’est une première collaboration fructueuse entre la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) et le Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs, qui s’unissent pour célébrer la diversité et le dynamisme de l’industrie du cinéma québécois, jusqu’au 17 décembre 2016, au cœur des Alpes françaises. Consacré à la promotion du cinéma europ&...
     

    Carte blanche à Ibrahim Letaïef pouur la 17ème édition du Festival du Film Court Francophone de Vaulx-en-Velin

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    le Festival du Film Court Francophone de Vaulx-en-Velin aura lieu du  13 au 21 janvier 2017​.   Pour sa 17ème édition, le festival laisse carte blanche à Ibrahim Letaïef, réalisateur, scénariste et chroniqueur Tunisien , propose 2 pays à l'honneur : Mauritanie et Mali​, une Soirée de la Francophonie. ​"entre deux cultures, entre deux langues : les langues, des murs et des ponts​", une Soiré...
     

    Palmarès du 16ème festival international du film d'animation LES NUITS MAGIQUES

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    le palmarès du 16ème festival international du film d'animation LES NUITS MAGIQUES qui s'est déroulé du 1er au 11 décembre au cinéma Le Festival de Bègles. Il manque encore le Prix des scolaires car des projections ont encore lieu jusqu'au 16 décembre   www.cinemalefestival.fr     Grand Prix du jury "Une tête disparaît" de Franck Dion (France) Second Prix du Jury (ex aequo)...
     

    Les nominations aux Golden Globes 2017

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    Meilleur drame Tu ne tueras point Comancheria Lion Manchester By The Sea Moonlight Meilleure comédie / musical 20th Century Women Deadpool La La Land Florence Foster Jenkins Sing Street Meilleur réalisateur Damien Chazelle (La La Land) Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals) Mel Gibson (Tu ne tueras point) Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) Meilleur acteur - drame Casey Affleck Joel Edgerton Andrew Garfield Vig...
     

    Le Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs est lançé

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    Cette 8ème édition commence en beauté !  En tant que président de cette nouvelle édition, Radu Mihaileanu est venu, accompagné des autres membres ...
     

    Samedi 17 décembre, fêtez Noël avec Visions du Réel !

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    Deux magnifiques aventures de montagne à voir en famille !   Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, les Cinémas Capitole, ainsi que les villes de Nyon et Gland, invitent pour la 5e année consécutive les habitants de la région le samedi 17 décembre à deux projections tous publics offertes. Lhamo, l’enfant de l’Himalaya à 11h00 aux Cinémas Capitole de Nyon, puis Zorra et le Clan des R...
     

    La presse internationale récompense le cinéma français avec les Prix Lumière

     
    La 22ème édition des Lumières de la presse internationale aura lieu le lundi 30 janvier 2017 au Théâtre de la Madeleine Les nominations seront annoncées le vendredi 16 décembre à la SACD La 22ème cérémonie des Lumières de la presse internationale se déroulera au Théâtre de la Madeleine le lundi 30 janvier 2017. Les nominations seront dévoilées lors d’un c...
     

     


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    BUDAPEST ISRAELI FILM WEEK, WRAP 

    By Alex Cousy Deleon

     

    There were altogether some fourteen films programed in this overview of recent Israeli films, however due to overlapping scheduling at the Puskin Art Mozi it was not possible to get to them all. One or two that looked particularly enticing were missed. What films were seen indicate that the Israeli film industry is thriving, loaded with talent, entering into many co-productions to expand productivity, and forging full steam ahead. The last film I managed to get to was the following: 

     

    PLAYOFF  2011 director Eran Riklis, also director  of 'The Syrian Bride' and 'Lemon Tree', two of the highest profile Israeli films at festivals and generally during the past dozen years.

    This latest Riklis effort, filmed entirely in Germany with non-Israeli actors, featured American actor  Danny Huston as "Max Soller" a legendary Israeli basketball coach of German origin, who returns to the country he fled 39 years before, to coach a stumbling German basketball team. 

    What appears to be a film about basketball is that only obliquely.

    This is basically a pretext to look into the painfully unclear history of Soller's Jewish family under Naziism and leads to unpleasant discoveries and a confrontation with an unreformed ex-Nazi colleague. 

    He coaches this second rate team with something like a feeling of vengeance often referring to a book the cover of which we see several times, significantly -- the autobiography of legendary Boston Celtics NBA coach Red Auerbach who was very definitely Jewish and made no bones about it. And Solldr makes no bones about claiming that Auerbach is his role model in life. One important subplot is his antagonistic relationship with a rebellious young German player. We see a few hardwood clips but not very much as the Playoff in this  picture is more about his confontation with his past than with the other teams. At the end we are informed that the team he was coaching came in at a not very rousing eighth place in the 1984 German basketball league playoffs.

    The film is beautifully lensed, especially in the countryside scenes but is not terribly gripping like Mr. Riklis' previous successes. A thread of romantic tension is supplied by a very attractive Turkish woman who is befriended by Soller and is having problems with her residence status. This turns into a real teaser when she strips and offers herself to him, but he has too much on his mind do accept her nearly unrefusable offer.

    The suffocation of pent up emotions or something like that. The woman incidentally is played my mixed Kurdish English ancestry actress Amira Casar, best known for her ravishing central role in Catherine Breillat's hardcore sex opus "The Anatomy of Hell", 2004.  

    Mr. Huston, son of legendary Hollywood director John Huston and half-Brother of Angelica Huston, is on most of the time and is given innumerable facial closeups to reveal his sensitivity and inner conflicts.

    Problem is that Huston, while he does turn in a reasonably  sensitive performance, does not exactly have the kind of A-level actor face we want to spend that much time examining in intimate microscopic detail.  Huston does seem to have a certain appeal for Israeli directors as he also had a fairly large part in Ari Folman's astounding sci-fi mystifier.  "The Congress".

     

    The only thing about this picture that was Israeli was the director, and the background fact that the central protagonist is based on a real life Israeli Sportsman, although portrayed by a non-Jewish actor in English. 

    Overall, interesting to watch but nothing to write home about.

    Amira Casar with her exotic beauty 

    IS worth writing home about!

     

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    FMX, Europe's most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies and Business, has both decided for its FMX 2017 theme and trailer. By choosing the slogan "Beyond the Screen" and selecting the Animationsinstitut's third-year student project Elemental as its trailer, FMX sets the main course and visual scope for the next and 22nd edition of FMX.

    ArrowThe FMX 2017 slogan "Beyond the Screen"

    The slogan "Beyond the Screen" acknowledges that the times when cinema and TV were the only two screens have long gone. From 2D to 3D stereo to curve to IMAX to Domes, screens are offering a deeper and deeper feeling of immersion, which FMX speakers will explore - including Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which combines 3D stereoscopy with 4K and 120 fps and per eye. In addition, the screens beyond the movie theatre, which surround us on a daily basis, will move into focus. Industry experts will address the VR and AR or 360° experiences on smartphones, but also the walls of bedrooms and facades that can be turned into new interactive screens. What's more, fully immersive entertainment such as the Ghostbusters experience at the Madame Tussauds Museum in New York or shows like Cirque du Soleil will be talked about.

    Moreover, next year's theme complements the technological with the societal: "Beyond the Screen" is also a call for open-mindedness and awareness, encouraging each and every one of us to look beyond the screen and to think outside the box. To accomplish a conference of this magnitude, FMX has already rounded up a number of board members such as Marvel's Victoria Alonso, Aardman's David Sproxton, Nexus's Christopher O'Reilly, Dr. Richard Marks from Sony Computer Entertainment, Academy-Award-winning VFX Supervisor Rob Legato or Epic Games'Kim Libreri that support the core team in their work during the next months.

    ArrowThe FMX 2017 trailer Elemental

    The FMX 2017 trailer Elemental delivers the visuals for this multifaceted first program draft - and it breathes the spirit of "Beyond the Screen" as an exemplary blend of technological finesse and humanistic values alike. The trailer depicts four expressive dancers who transform into the elements of air, earth, fire and water, in order to further metamorphose into a completely unique, new form.

    Adrian Meyer, the Director of Elemental, which is now further translated into print and online visuals by the team's Choreographer and Storyboard Artist Julie Boehm, Producer Lena-Carolin Lohfink and CG Artist David Bellenbaum, explains the back story:

    The inspiration for the film Elemental was the exercise in itself - to create something that is new and fascinating as a group of artists, together. The idea was to illustrate the collective process of creation as a dance in all its facets, focusing on attraction, but also on friction and polarization inside a team.Inspired by the four elements of nature, the different energies and forms of expressions of the dancers clash. And finally they emerge into something new and energetic.

    This creative process of combining a historically grown, ancient medium such as dance with a relatively young one such as visual effects was achieved with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Motion capture and nCam camera tracking developed during the DREAMSPACE project were used to track the movements of the dancers and the camera. Further animations were then added, as well as FX simulations with Houdini. Moreover, high-speed live-action footage and CG renderings were integrated to achieve the final look. The first teaser trailer for FMX gives an impression of this impressive look - three more teasers and the final trailer will follow soon.


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    Thanks to the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, for the first time the 2017 Berlinale will provide a platform for innovative projects and ideas from the African film industry. The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM) in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (and the special programme it created in 2016, WCF Africa, which promotes films from Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office), with Berlinale Talents (and its sister programme Talents Durban, which supports talented African filmmakers throughout the year), and with the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

     

    As Festival Director Dieter Kosslick says, “The Berlinale has long-standing relationships with numerous African filmmakers, and has fostered the film industry in Africa in a variety of ways. Now, due to the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, with the ‘Berlinale Africa Hub’ we can substantially intensify that commitment. The new platform at the European Film Market will bring the next generation of African filmmakers to Berlin and offer an international forum for current technology, ideas, and developments in the African film industry”.

     

    EFM Director Matthijs Wouter Knol says, “Apart from functioning as a place for African filmmakers to meet up with the international film industry, the ‘Berlinale Africa Hub’ is focused first and foremost on changes in the industry triggered by innovations and technology. Numerous talented African filmmakers and creatives are increasingly using the newest technology to create their content, giving African audiences access to original African content”.

     

    The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is a communication and networking platform for the African film industry and all EFM participants who want to know more about new distribution and marketing models, and virtual reality and 360° projects by African filmmakers and producers, about successful start-ups that are bringing audio-visual content to the African market, and about African VOD and SVOD platforms that have emerged in the last few years.

     

    As part of the Hub, there will be networking events, featuring discussions of the most important issues in sales, distribution, marketing, project packaging, co-production, subsidies, and talent development in the African industry.

     

    Among the participants and partners of the “Berlinale Africa Hub” are companies like the non-profit organization Electric South from Cape Town, the pan-African online platform Mokolo, Rushlake Media from Cologne, and the Goethe Institute.

     

    Electric South provides funding, mentoring, training, and start-up help for digital storytelling - for African audio-visual projects of any kind, from long or short films to documentaries, interactive productions, virtual reality, or mobile content.

     

    The pan-African online platform Mokolo, headquartered in Lagos, is directed both at audiences and at professionals in the AV and IT industries. It offers distribution, information, and networking possibilities.

     

    Cologne’s Rushlake Media (RLM) is a film sales and distribution company focused on digital content and the African market. RLM supports producers, rights holders and institutions with successful marketing strategies in the changing film distribution landscape.

     

    The Goethe Institute is the co-producer of Electric South’s virtual reality initiative New Dimensions, and was instrumental in launching the Mokolo web portal in 2011.

     

    The “Berlinale Africa Hub” will be headquartered in Gropius Park, the new compound that surrounds the historical Martin Gropius Bau, the main venue for the EFM.


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    Berlinale Talents and Perspektive Deutsches Kino have joined forces to award the inaugural “Kompagnon” fellowship. The fellowship will be awarded annually to two directors or screenwriters residing in Germany to support their artistic and professional development.


    Berlinale Talents and Perspektive Deutsches Kino are important promoters and springboards for filmmakers and screenwriters living in Germany. We're now providing them with a companion to accompany them on their journey through the German film landscape and to support them on a practical level,” comments Festival Director Dieter Kosslick on the “Kompagnon” fellowship.


    Eligible to apply are directors and screenwriters of short or feature films who were part of the last edition of Perspektive Deutsches Kino, as well as permanent residents of Germany who will participate in the “Script Station”, “Doc Station” or “Short Film Station” at the upcoming edition of Berlinale Talents. In addition to a stipend of 5,000 euros (2,500 euros for short films) for the independent development of a screenplay or project, the “Kompagnon” also provides a mentoring programme to help strengthen the filmmakers’ artistic signature, alongside professional coaching and improved industry networking opportunities.


    The jury, comprised of the three film professionals Sigrid Hörner, Feo Aladag and Johannes Naber, will select one winner from Berlinale Talents and one from Perspektive Deutsches Kino. The award ceremony will take place on February 17, 2017, during the closing evening of Perspektive Deutsches Kino.


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    Focus on “Black Worlds” and “Europa Europa” I am not your Negro...

     

    In the Panorama section, the first eleven films from a programme featuring a total of approximately 50 productions have been invited to be screened at the Berlinale, around a third of them for Panorama Dokumente. Two prominent themes have already emerged among the films selected to date: a fresh historically reflective approach to the history of black people in North America, South America and Africa (I Am Not Your Negro, Vazante, The Wound), and Europa Europa, which explores how progressive forces might best defend themselves in light of a zeitgeist that makes it seem as if yesterday never went away (Política, manual de instrucciones, Combat au bout de la nuit).

     

    Further extraordinarily sensitive and artistic works have been invited, and festivalgoers can expect a high degree of formal and thematic diversity from the complete programme – also as regards rare countries of origin such as Bhutan or Kyrgyzstan.

     

    In Focus: Reclaiming Black History

     

    Vazante

    Brazil / Portugal

    By Daniela Thomas

    With Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Sandra Corveloni, Roberto Audio

    World premiere

    Daniela Thomas, co-director of many joint productions with Walter Salles, presents her solo directorial debut. Brazil was the last country to officially abolish slavery in its historical form, in 1888. This film’s story (co-authored by Beto Amaral) is set in 1821, one year before the South American nation gained its independence from Portugal. The wealth that is extracted from the country comes in the form of gemstones from the mines of Minas Gerais. The precious jewels are excavated from the belly of the mountain by slaves; still absent today is any significant memorial to the suffering they endured. Although this era represents the foundation upon which today’s Brazil was built, its culture has yet to recover from the monstrosity of these events.

     

    I Am Not Your Negro

    France / USA / Belgium / Switzerland

    By Raoul Peck

    Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

    European premiere

    Raoul Peck is also an esteemed guest at the Berlinale. With I Am Not Your Negro, he has embarked on a long overdue reflection on the life of the great African-American writer James Baldwin and his political struggle against racism, whose roots go back to slavery. The black point of view, a black historiography are not yet anchored in mainstream consciousness. History is always written by the victors, and black people were never among them, neither Africans nor African-Americans. In James Baldwin, a powerfully eloquent intellectual took to the stage and set marks that are as invigoratingly crucial to reckon with today as they were 50 years ago. With I Am Not Your Negro and The Young Karl Marx in BerlinaleSpecial, Raoul Peck is represented twice in this year’s festival programme.

     

    The Wound

    South Africa / Germany / Netherlands / France

    By John Trengove

    Résultat d’images pour John Trengove the wound

    With Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini

    European premiere

    The opening film for this year’s Panorama main programme comes from South Africa. The fabrication of masculinity has long been a consistent theme in Panorama. Here we are permitted to witness the initiation rites of an African tribe inhabiting the territory of the South African Republic. Tradition and modernity collide when an urbanised businessman from Johannesburg resolves to expose his 17-year-old son to the circumcision ceremony of his old tribe. Producer Elias Ribeiro previously delighted festival audiences in Panorama 2015 with Necktie Youth.

     

     

    Europa Europa

     

    Política, manual de instrucciones (Politics, Instructions Manual)

    Spain

    By Fernando León de Aranoa

    European premiere

    Feature film director Fernando León de Aranoa, a repeat guest at Panorama, enables us to take an in-depth look at the situation on the ground in Spain. The media noise concerning Syria, Trump and other earth-shaking events clouds the recognition of the foundation of our future: European politics. We think back to those heady days in West Germany as the Green Party was founded: Podemos was born of similar circumstances and can no longer be contained on the fringe, even as the dark forces of old regroup for an attack thanks to an unprocessed fascist past. A situation of repressed history, one which ticks away like a time bomb in many countries around the globe. This frightening zeitgeist requires the brave intervention of those who don’t want to be forced back behind the goal lines of recent history.

     

    Combat au bout de la nuit (Fighting Through the Night)

    Canada

    By Sylvain L’Espérance

    International premiere

    This nearly five-hour-long documentary essay takes us directly to the heart of Europe’s misery: to Athens. In the Greek parliament building, innumerable articles are adopted to an audience of empty seats. The harbour landscape rolls past us, with its endless rows of administrative buildings, which will soon fall into the hands of financiers from other continents. Then we find ourselves right in the middle of an occupation of the tax office by its cleaning personnel – a long-term observation that plays out over the course of 28 days and provides space for empathetic encounters with marginalised individuals caught up in the crisis. The vacuum left behind by technocratic policies is filled by new fascists, who feign gestures of care for the forgotten – a scenario repeated in all of the nations of Europe and beyond its borders.

     

    Casting JonBenet

    USA

    By Kitty Green

    International premiere

    Produced by James Schamus and Scott Macaulay, this film is a highly intelligent attempt to revisit the facts surrounding the unsolved violent death of six-year-old “beauty queen” JonBenet Ramsey. What was conceived as a celebration of the American dream family became a nightmare 20 years ago for the ever so omnipotent petty bourgeoisie.

     

    Honeygiver Among the Dogs

    Bhutan

    By Dechen Roder

    With Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, Sonam Tashi Choden

    European premiere

    This debut feature from director Dechen Roder, who already presented a short film at the Berlinale in 2015, is a veritable Buddhist film noir. Atmospherically dense cinema, dynamically charged between tension and serenity, faith and morality.

     

    Centaur

    Kyrgyzstan / France / Germany / Netherlands

    By Aktan Arym Kubat

    With Nuraly Tursunkojoev, Zarema Asanalieva, Aktan Arym Kubat

    World premiere

    With a voice that speaks as if from another century and with the popular appeal of a fairy tale, this film tells the saga of the metaphysical bond between horse and humankind and how the former ended up becoming wings for the latter.

     

    Pendular

    Brazil / Argentina / France

    By Julia Murat

    With Raquel Karro, Rodrigo Bolzan

    World premiere

    Young director Julia Murat is a real discovery. Here she examines the relationship between a dance artist and a sculptor using the means of their particular art forms. A philosophical, original gender treatment of young bohemians poised on the verge of middle age.

     

    Ri Chang Dui Hua (Small Talk)

    Taiwan

    By Hui-chen Huang

    International premiere

    A family story of a very special kind, produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien. The mother earns a living as a spirit guide for the deceased at their funerals: she was never at home, always out and about with her girlfriends instead. The daughter now goes to great lengths to attempt to understand her mother. A cosmos opens before us, one which manages to be of universal cultural significance and extremely intimate at the same time.

     

    Untitled

    Austria / Germany

    By Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi

    World premiere

    “This film is intended to show an image of the world that can only be created when one does not pursue any subject, or make any value judgement or follow any objective. When one lets one’s self be carried along by nothing more than one’s own curiosity and intuition.” – Director Michael Glawogger passed away in 2014 during shooting for a movie. His editor Monika Willi has realised a fascinating film with material that was shot during a journey of four months and 19 days through the Balkan states, Italy, and Northwest and Western Africa – a journey undertaken in order to observe, to listen and to experience, with attentive eyes, bold and raw.

     

     


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    First Films for the Competition of the Berlinale 2017 from Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland, Sally Potter...

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    “EFM Horizon presented by Audi”: New Platform for Innovation at EFM

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    Under the new umbrella “EFM Horizon presented by Audi”, the European Film Market (EFM) will be offering a variety of initiatives in 2017 focusing on the film industry of the future, made possible with the support of Audi. “EFM Horizon” provides opportunities for discovering the newest relevant technological developments and forward-looking trends and for taking advantage of networks in sectors bordering on those of the audio-visual industry.   “The Berlina...
     

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    The “Berlinale Africa Hub” – a new EFM platform for innovation and technology in the African film industry

     
    Thanks to the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, for the first time the 2017 Berlinale will provide a platform for innovative projects and ideas from the African film industry. The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM) in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (and the special programme it created in 2016, WCF Africa, which promotes films from Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office), with...
     
     

    Berlinale Retrospective 2017: “Future Imperfect. Science · Fiction · Film”

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    The Retrospective of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival is dedicated to science fiction films, one of the most visual stunning and spectacular genres in the history of film. This year’s Retrospective will showcase imaginary worlds in an imperfect future, the way the science fiction genre has conceived of them since its beginnings, with a focus on two themes - the society of the future, and the strange and Other. A total of 27 international features, including classics, cult film...
     

    Berlinale World Cinema Fund: New Funding Nominations

     
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    Berlinale Co-Production Market: New Opportunities for International Feature-Length Fiction Film Projects

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    Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Start of WCF Africa and New Funding Recommendations

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    Focus on Mexico at EFM 2017

     
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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

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    December 31, 2016 Earlybird Deadline  

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    Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

    Submit by January 13, 2017

    For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

    We look forward to having you screen at our 6th year anniversary!

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    May 2 – 7, 2017

    Late Deadline December 31, 2016 

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

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    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017

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    Next Deadline: December 30, 2016 

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    Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

    Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    THE WINTER wins inaugural Best Film Award @ 1st International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao

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    World premiere in Cannes

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

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    Get Happy by Manoj Annadurai 
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    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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    By Alex Cousy Deleon   There were altogether some fourteen films programed in this overview of recent Israeli films, however due to overlapping scheduling at the Puskin Art Mozi it was not possible to get to them all. One or two that looked particularly enticing were missed. What films were seen indicate that the Israeli film industry is thriving, loaded with talent, entering into many co-productions to expand productivity, and forging full steam ...
     

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    Grand french Dame and icon actress passed today. She will be remembered in french people hearts for the dialog with Jean Gabin "t'as de beaux yeux tu sais" And Wonderful blue eyes indeed! I only met her once in Deauville at Jack Valenti's 80th exclusive birthday party with Mayor of Deauville Anne d'Ornano. She died at age of 96.   Year Title Role Director Notes 1935 Mademoiselle Moza...
     
     

    Emilie Bujès will be the next Artistic Director of Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon

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      Emilie Bujès, 36 years old, will be the next Artistic Director of Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon. At its meeting on 12 December, the Board of the Festival Foundation chose youth and opening up new avenues, by appointing Emilie Bujès out of 37 candidates from all over the world considered by a selection committee. With substantial international experience and strong national roots, the future Artistic Direc...
     

    The Year Nobody Was a Pundit: Hollywood’s Shock, All Governments Lie, But Zero Days & Hooligan Sparrow Short-listed

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    Pablo Trapero, président du Jury de MyFrenchFilmFestival!

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    Après le réalisateur danois Nicolas Winding Refn, c'est au réalisateur argentin UniFrance a le plaisir de dévoiler le nom du cinéaste qui présidera la prochaine édition du premier festival de cinéma français en ligne. Pablo Trapero est aujourd’hui considéré comme l’un des réalisateurs les plus créatifs et renommés d’Argentine natale. Il passe rapidement à l...
     
     

    Emilie Bujès sera la prochaine Directrice artistique de Visions du Réel

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    Emilie Bujès, 36 ans, sera la prochaine Directrice artistique de Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon. Lors de sa séance du 12 décembre dernier, le conseil de Fondation du Festival a choisi la jeunesse et l’ouverture, en désignant Emilie Bujès parmi 37 candidatures du monde entier soumises à l’examen d’une commission de sélection. Forte d’une solide expérience internationale tout en ...
     

    Jean Paul Rouve à la tête du Jury de Gerardmer 2017

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     LE JURY LONGS MÉTRAGES 2017 La 24e édition du FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FANTASTIQUE DE GÉRARDMER se tiendra du 25 au 29 janvier 2017. Le Jury Longs Métrages sera présidé par le comédien et réalisateur français : JEAN-PAUL ROUVE © Gérard Giaume Né en 1967 à Dunkerque, Jean-Paul Rouve se passionne très tôt pour la comédie. Il rejoint le cours Florent, où il fonde la tr...
     
     

    Le Québec, invité d’honneur de la 8e édition du Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs

     
    C’est une première collaboration fructueuse entre la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) et le Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs, qui s’unissent pour célébrer la diversité et le dynamisme de l’industrie du cinéma québécois, jusqu’au 17 décembre 2016, au cœur des Alpes françaises. Consacré à la promotion du cinéma europ&...
     

    Carte blanche à Ibrahim Letaïef pouur la 17ème édition du Festival du Film Court Francophone de Vaulx-en-Velin

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    le Festival du Film Court Francophone de Vaulx-en-Velin aura lieu du  13 au 21 janvier 2017​.   Pour sa 17ème édition, le festival laisse carte blanche à Ibrahim Letaïef, réalisateur, scénariste et chroniqueur Tunisien , propose 2 pays à l'honneur : Mauritanie et Mali​, une Soirée de la Francophonie. ​"entre deux cultures, entre deux langues : les langues, des murs et des ponts​", une Soiré...
     

    Palmarès du 16ème festival international du film d'animation LES NUITS MAGIQUES

     
    le palmarès du 16ème festival international du film d'animation LES NUITS MAGIQUES qui s'est déroulé du 1er au 11 décembre au cinéma Le Festival de Bègles. Il manque encore le Prix des scolaires car des projections ont encore lieu jusqu'au 16 décembre   www.cinemalefestival.fr     Grand Prix du jury "Une tête disparaît" de Franck Dion (France) Second Prix du Jury (ex aequo)...
     

     


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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival July 12 - 16, 2016

    December 31, 2016 Earlybird Deadline  

    The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

    The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. 

    We want to highlight and promote all documentaries, but in particular:

    • Documentaries from Women in Film
    • Aboriginal and Indigenous documentaries
    • Asian cinema
    • LGBTI documentaries
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    Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

    Submit by January 13, 2017

    For 6 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Boys 3 in pre-production. Most of our previous winners of Best Feature have obtained distribution. Last year's winner BEREAVE just signed a distribution deal and said, " I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us!

    We look forward to having you screen at our 6th year anniversary!

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    NYC Indie Film Festival May 2 – 7, 2017

    Late Deadline December 31, 2016 

    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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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017


    Regular Deadline February 24, 2017

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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
    All genres and forms are welcome.
    Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

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

     

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

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

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    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival  April 21 to 30, 2017

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    Next Deadline: December 31, 2016 

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    Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, and John Lee Hancock with their first awards!

    Competition in 10 major categories! More than 200 specialized sub-categories offer fair competition and a chance for a Remi Award!

    The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston offers Screening Shorts, Docs, Features, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on Big 60' AMC Theater screens, with over 600 Intl filmmakers attending the ten-day International Film Festival.. SUBMIT.

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    Fantasporto 2017 February 24 - March 4, 2017

    ENTRY DEADLINE: December, 2016!  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Extended Deadline December 30, 2016

    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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    Celebrating its 10th anniversary The Other Israel Film Festival was held from December 1-8 at the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan (JCC) showcasing nine feature and three short films attracting an audience of about 4000 individuals in mostly sold out screenings.  Viewers were drawn from the membership of the JCC but a large proportion were habitués who had attended past editions of the festival. As its title indicates the festival has a unique profile focusing on minority groups living in Israel with a special emphasis on Palestinians as well as the issues Israel is facing with the objective of fostering a better understanding. As noted by Ravzit Turjeman, the director of the festival “As in past years, we will continue to encourage cinematic expression and creativity that truly celebrates the humanity and daily lives of Arab citizens and other minority groups who are most often overlooked by the mainstream culture.”  This positioning offers a platform for opinions encouraging reflection and change discouraged by the conservative Israeli ministry of culture.  The 2016 festival program included numerous films premiering in the United States and award winning titles with some funding often secured from Israeli agencies.

    Without taking sides, The Other Israel Festival with its documentary and dramatic film program places an emphasis on diversity and reflects positions which are relevant for the understanding of the 1.7 million Arabs of Palestinian descent, about 20% of Israel’s population, and the 300,000 foreign workers that have settled in Israel. The JCC screens premieres and previews of topical films throughout the year and also presents other fests such as The ReelAbilities Film Festival and Israel Film Center Festivals showcasing issue oriented productions from around the world which encourage the audience to engage in  change. The Center has the largest collection of films from Israel in the United States and  established The Carole Zabar Center for Film this year, named for the founder and principal sponsor of The Other Israel Film Festival.  This new center will serve to coordinate and enhance the numerous film programs of the Jewish Community Center and plans to develop into a global information platform for films on and about Israel as well as other productions on Jewish issues. Though there are more than 60 Jewish or Jewish themed film festivals in the United States and other film festivals electing to have such films as a side bar, there is no other festival which provides this service. In her words, productions from the Other Israel Film Festival and the other film programs of the Jewish Community Center have an essential function. As Carole Zabar suggests, ”These films and artistic expressions are paving the way to co-existence and to a new, more inclusive culture in the Middle East,”

    Junction 48, Udi Aloni, 2016

    Aloni’s multinational feature has to date received several awards from the Tribeca, Berlinale and Israel film festivals, a success deriving from its unique mixture of hip-hop music, story and the professional performance of the Cast. Kareem is played by Tamer Nafar who is the principal singer in the Palestinian rap group SAM.  The death of his father prompts Kareem to withdraw into the hip hop scene with songs written by his girlfriend Manar spelling out the oppression Palestinians experience in Israel and the occupied areas.  In a nightclub in Lod where Arabs and Jews live Kareem performs and gets into a violent confrontation with members of the audience who object strongly to the Manar’s lyrics depicting of the fate of the Palestinian Arabs. Kareem and Manar decide to continue using their music as a political instrument. The demolition of a friend’s house to get space for the construction of a museum of tolerance provides an appropriate backdrop to the story. What also creates a dissonant note is the slaying of another friend by an apparent member of an Arab gang. Manar’s male relatives are adamantly opposed to Manar’s involvement with Kareem and her public performance. A concert with both of them is advertised on posters.  She decides to leave her home and join Kareem. According to the director this film was well received by Palestinians as the first Arab film and had a mixed crew, with half Palestinian and half Israelis; an integration unheard of in Israel’s film making industry. The story of the film is based on real events and breaks the stereotypical presentation of Arab women as depicted in Israeli films.

    Personal Affairs, Maha Haj, 2016

    The director presents a multi-generational portrait of a Palestinian family with comedic and absurd overtones. An elderly married couple lives in Nazaret. The wife Nabeelah takes care of their home and is bored with her husband Saleh who spends most of his time working on a computer. Their life is routinized and shows little personal communication. They have three grown up children, a son, Hisham living in Sweden, another son, Tarek, living in Ramallah and a daughter, Samar. Tarek enjoys life as a perpetual bachelor. Their daughter Samar is pregnant and married to George a car mechanic. George has been unexpectedly cast for a role in an American movie. Samar and George take care of Samar’s live in grandmother who seems to have dementia. During a security check Tarek refuses to identify his female companion Maysa as his girlfriend, triggering a heated argument between them. Though the Palestinian conflict provides background material for the narration, the family conflicts and individual interactions reflect universal themes that apply to many societies.

    A.K.A. Nadia, Tova Ascher, 2015

    Having a secret affair with Nimer, an activist working for the PLO, Nadiam a young Arab woman decides to leave her family in Israel to join him in London when Nimer is assigned to work there. After some time Nimer is arrested unbeknownst to Nadiam and seemingly disappears. Working in a cleaning shop Nadia plans to return to Israrel. Not being able to use her passport she saves enough money to buy a forged Israeli passport made out to a person named Maya. Assuming the identity of Maya as her own, she succeeds in her returning to Israel and becomes a successful choreographer, gets married to a senior employee working for the Ministry of Justice, Yoav, and has children. Except for occasional  secret meetings with her mother Maya leads a normal life for 20 years when a delegation from an agency considering funding for Maya’s company visits her. One of the members of the delegation turns out to be Nimer who had been granted a pardon after many years in prison.  Nadia born and raised as an Arab woman and Maya who lived as an Israeli successfully for 20 years, she has no escape from her two conflicting identities. Yoav decides that he must report her and she is forced to leave Israel. We see her in the film’s last images in a small London apartment with her daughter visiting her. The feature is well paced drama with convincing performances and mirrors the problems of identity maintenance in a society which forces individuals to assume divergent roles. The rapidly changing socio-political landscape makes it very difficult if not impossible to sustain a solid identity.

    Harmonia, Ori Sivan, 2016

    The festival was opened by Harmonia, a compelling multi-generational drama firmly embedded in the classical musical scene. The story is derived from Genesis. Set in contemporary Israel the drama involves the harpist Sad Sarah, who is married to Abraham, the conductor of the Jerusalem Philharmonic.  Sarah grows close to Hagar a young Palestinian horn player, who just joined the  orchestra. Because Sad and Abraham have not been able conceive a child Hagar offers to be their surrogate and bears them a son, Ben. Hagar eventually leaves the orchestra to be with her father, a writer.  Ben turns out to have an extraordinary musical talent but refuses to submit to the authority of his parents. He has a fractured relationship with his mother Sarah, apparently sensing that reality differs from the appearance he is living in. Years later Sarah and Abraham are able to conceive and they have a second son, Isaac. Isaac is not able to live up to the musical expectations of his father and fails to perform in a public concert much to Abraham’s dismay. Hagar had returned to the orchestra and when Isaac disappears after his failed performance she finds him in a night club playing the violin in a band directed by his half-brother Ben. His shyness has disappeared and he feels at ease with the band and the audience. Staying in tune with Ben, Isaac offers a great rendition. Harmonia provides  a joyful dramatic and emotional experience, has flawless dialog and score as well as persuasive acting and an expertly filmed adaptation of a biblical story. In short it is a delightful film not to be missed.

     

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    New Media Film Festival
    June 6-8, 2017

    January 3, 2017 Late Deadline

    The Best in New Media....Honoring Stories Worth Telling 

    April 25, 2017 Final Deadlne

    Judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and other Industry Leaders
    Each entry is considered for Screening, Competition ($45k in awards) and Distribution Opportunities. 
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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival July 12 - 16, 2016

    February 28, 2017 Regular Deadline 

    The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

    The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. 

    We want to highlight and promote all documentaries, but in particular:

    • Documentaries from Women in Film
    • Aboriginal and Indigenous documentaries
    • Asian cinema
    • LGBTI documentaries
    Good luck filmmakers! 

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    The World of Film Festival
    September 28 – October 1, 2017


    January 12, 2017 Earlybird Deadline

    The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema. 

    Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below. 

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    Maryland International Film Festival March 31 – April 2, 2017

    Submit by January 13, 2017

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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

     

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

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    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam
    25 January - 5 February 2017
     

     

    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the first titles selected for the Bright Future programme, one of the four sections the festival programme consists of. Bright Future focuses on up-and-coming filmmakers with their own style and vision. The titles in competition will be announced in early January, but IFFR will now already reveal the first world premieres and the past year’s film highlights selected for Bright Future.

    Many of the young filmmakers will be screening their work to an international audience for the first time in Rotterdam. This year, this includes the global premieres of films such as the acutely observed A Brief Excursion (Croatia, 2017) by filmmaker Igor Bezinović as well as Michel Lipkes´ second feature film Strange But True (Extraño pero verdadero, Mexico, 2017), a dark narrative about lovers who work as garbage collectors in Mexico City shot in black and white.

     

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    A lot of the films now announced have won prizes since their première in 2016. For instance, Antes que cante el gallo (Before the Rooster Crows, Puerto Rico, 2016) by Arí Maniel Cru won the Yellow Robin Award at IFFR Curacao 2016. Actor Andrzej Seweryn won the prize for Best Actor at the Locarno festival for his role in Jan Matuszyński's The Last Family (Poland, 2016). And, filmmaker Zhang Dalei won the Taipei Golden Horse Award for his wonderful debut The Summer is Gone (China, 2016).

     

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    A considerable number of films in the Bright Future programme were co-financed by IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund and co-production market CineMart. These include Gastón Solnicki's mesmerising Kékszakállú (Argentina, 2016), the exceptionally original debut All the Cities of the North (Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina /Montenegro, 2016) by filmmaker Dane Komljen and Alessandro Commodin’s excellent second feature film I tempi felici verrano presto (Happy Times Will Come Soon,Italy, 2016).

     

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    Clockwise: The Summer is Gone, Antes que cante el gallo, All the Cities of the North, 
    I tempi felici verrano presto

     

    Bright Future was started in 2009 and features young, up-and-coming film talents with their own style and vision. Makers who dare to take risks with original, often daring works. The Hivos Tiger Competition, IFFR’s flagship competition, is part of the Bright Future programme. Debuting film makers who are not selected for the Hivos Tiger Competition and whose films have their global or international premieres at IFFR 2017 are eligible for a Bright Future Award.

    An overview of confirmed Bright Future titles can be found below. The complete selection, as well as the competition titles, will be announced beginning of January.

     

    Bright Future premieres
    A Brief Excursion, Igor Bezinović, Croatia, world premiere
    Burning Birds, Sanjeewa Pushpakumara, Sri Lanka/France, European premiere, HBF supported
    Elon Doesn't Believe in Death, Ricardo Alves Jr., Brazil, European premiere, HBF supported
    Extraño pero verdadero/ Strange But True, Michel Lipkes, Mexico, world premiere, HBF supported, CineMart 2013
    La guerra dei cafoni/The War of Bumpkins, Davide Barletti, Lorenzo Conte, Italy, world premiere
     
    Confirmed for Bright Future
    All the Cities of the North, Dane Komljen, Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Montenegro, HBF supported
    Antes que cante el gallo/Before the Rooster Crows, Arí Maniel Cruz, Puerto Rico
    By the Time It Gets Dark, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand/Netherlands/France/Qatar, HBF supported, CineMart 2010
    Los decentes, Lukas Valenta Rinner, Argentina/South Korea/Austria
    Die Einsiedler, Ronny Trocker, Germany
    El futuro perfecto, Nele Wohlatz, Argentina
    Kékszakállú, Gastón Solnicki, Argentina, HBF supported
    The Last Family, Jan P. Matuszyński, Poland
    The Last of Us, Ala Eddine Slim, Tunisia, HBF supported
    The Levelling, Hope Dickson Leach, United Kingdom
    Mimosas, Oliver Laxe, Morocco/Spain/France/Qatar
    Prevenge, Alice Lowe, United Kingdom
    Solo, Solitude, Yosep Anggi Noen, Indonesia, HBF supported
    The Summer Is Gone, Zhang Dalei, China
    I tempi felici veranno presto/Happy Times Will Come Soon, Alessandro Comodin, Italy, CineMart 2014
    Wùlu, Daouda Coulibaly, France/Senegal
    X500, Juan Andrés Arango, Canada/Colombia/Mexico

     

    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)– one of the Netherlands’ largest cultural events and one of the biggest audience-oriented film festivals in the world – will take place from Wednesday 25 January – Sunday 5 February 2017. Featuring the latest feature films, documentaries, short films, exhibitions, performances and talk shows, Rotterdam will be the exciting, global capital of cinema for 12 days. De Doelen are the festival’s nerve centre and meeting place. The venue will host live performances, debates and Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors; every evening of screening will conclude with a spectacular party at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. More information at IFFR.com. Official ticket sales start on Friday 20 January 2017.

     


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    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam
    25 January – 5 February 2017

    International Film Festival Rotterdam unveils the full line up for the Hivos Tiger Competition 2017. This includes world premieres of new feature films by up and coming directors Niles Atallah, Pedro Aguilera and Hagar Ben Ashar, as well as début features by India's Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, American-Korean filmmaker kogonada and Dutch director Daan Bakker. This year's jury will comprise of Newsha Tavakolia, Diana Bustamante Escobar, Fien Troch, Michael Almereyda and Amir Mohammed.

    The following films have been selected for the Hivos Tiger Competition:

    • Arábia - Brazil, 2017, Affonso Uchoa /João Dumans  
      Life and death of a Brazilian factory worker.
    • The Burglar - Israel, 2017, Hagar Ben Asher  
      A young woman becomes a burglar herself after her mother’s home is
      broken into.
    • Columbus - USA, 2017, kogonada  
      In the modernist town of Columbus two haunted souls find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.
    • Demonios tus ojos - Spain / Colombia, 2017, Pedro Aguilera
      A filmmaker discovers an erotic clip of his younger half-sister on a sex site. He decides to visit her and soon becomes fascinated.
    • Light Thereafter - Bulgaria / Belgium, 2017, Konstantin Bojanov
      An emotionally unstable young man criss-crosses through Europe in search of his idol, the mysterious painter Arnaud.
    • Quality Time - Netherlands / Norway, 2017, Daan Bakker
      A series of short narratives about quaint young men and their
      concerned parents.
    • Rey - Chile / France / Netherlands / Germany / Qatar, 2017, Niles Atallah
      A French adventurer establishes a kingdom in 19th century Southern Chile.
    • Sexy Durga - India, 2017, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
      During a nocturnal ride, a young woman and her lover are faced with a cross-section of Indian male society.

    More information on the eight films can be found at the IFFR blog.

    Festival director Bero Beyer: "This years line-up of the Hivos Tiger Competition features bold and daring filmmakers that don’t shun the use of other media, alternative narrative structures and provocative and relevant themes. The nominees and their works deserve international recognition for their artistry. We are proud to present each of these eight films with a special spotlight on their own day, and bring them to a big audience throughout the festival."

     

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    The competition was founded in 1995 with the aim of discovering, raising the profile of and rewarding up-and-coming international film talent. The Hivos Tiger Award is accompanied by a €40,000 cash prize, to be shared between the director and producer of the winning film. A Special Jury Award worth €10,000 will also be presented for an exceptional artistic achievement within the competition.
     
    This year, the Tiger Award jury consists of the Iranian photographer and writer Newsha Tavakolia; Colombian film producer artistic director of Cartagena's IFF Diana Bustamante Escobar; award-winning Belgian director Fien Troch, who will present her latest film Home; filmmaker, author and publisher from Malaysia, Amir Muhammad, also with a new film in IFFR; and filmmaker, screenwriter and producer Michael Almereyda from the United States who will present his two latest films in Rotterdam.

     

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    Clockwise: Light Thereafter, Quality Time, Rey, Sexy Durga

     

    Hivos has been IFFR’s main sponsor since 2013. By providing support to the Hubert Bals Fund and the Hivos Tiger Competition, this organisation contributes to the development of artistic film production as a means of expressing social criticism.

    For four decades, IFFR has proudly developed and presented auteur cinema by helping filmmakers reach the broadest possible audiences. The festival is known around the world for its individual, innovative programming, with particular attention to talented new filmmakers. Quality films from all over the world are presented in Rotterdam to a large, international audience with the aim of inspiring and broadening horizons.
     
    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands and one of the biggest audience-based film festivals in the world, attracting large, diverse and adventurous audiences thanks to its wide-ranging programme of exceptional, original, hotly debated films. The festival offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through numerous industry initiatives including co-production market CineMart, through the new BoostNL, its Hubert Bals Fund and Rotterdam Lab. IFFR takes place from Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 5 February 2017. More information can be found at IFFR.com. Official ticket sales start on Friday 20 January 2017.

     

     


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    Trailer IFFR 2017
    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam
    25 January - 5 February 2017

     

    The campaign for the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017 is ‘Welcome to Planet IFFR’. It is the ninth time Rotterdam-based design agency 75B has created the campaign for IFFR.

    For forty-five years already, International Film Festival Rotterdam has been made up of many different elements: filmmakers, film, audiences, professionals, sponsors, awards, volunteers, the city of Rotterdam. Together, all of these elements make up Planet IFFR. Not so much a physical place as a symbol of a state of being: the openness in which you can be surprised by different elements of cinema. Planet IFFR is the place where people come together from all over, with a wide range of backgrounds, to explore new and different ways of seeing. Where audiences are inspired to see, to listen and to be heard.
     
    Like a spinning planet, the festival is in motion 365 days a year. This constant movement represents IFFR’s ongoing ambition to surprise and to discover, and characterises IFFR as an organisation and as a brand. Guided by the common thread of cinema in all its forms, the many films and their makers expand the festival's vision of our universe and ourselves. IFFR also has an unstinting ambition to innovate, and is therefore active in many areas all year round: from Video-on-Demand and the monthly KINO film nights to supporting the production of films.
     
    Festival director Bero Beyer: “Everyone is welcome at Planet IFFR: from festival visitors to filmmakers, from day trippers and casual passers-by to film fanatics. Everyone is free to roam the planet, wherever they please. Discover the caves, climb the peaks and dare peer down to the deep valley floors. And who knows, maybe new areas may be opened up in the years ahead, which at present are still completely unknown.”

     

     

    Trailer IFFR 2017

     

    The campaign image ‘Planet IFFR’ was designed by Rotterdam-based design agency 75B. The now iconic tiger logo has been translated into three dimensions, reflecting the multifaceted nature of IFFR as a colourful planet. The design reflects an organic, charming entity with virgin territory ripe for exploration lying alongside previously mapped-out domains. Once again this year, the campaign will be carried through into a celebratory limited edition of the Warsteiner beer bottle available during the festival.

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    Registration for press accreditations IFFR 2017 now open
    Simultaneously with the launch of the campaign, press is invited to request an accreditation for the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam, which will take place from Wednesday 25 January through Sunday 5 February 2017. Invitations will be sent out this week.

    If you did not visit IFFR 2016, or are attending the festival for the first time, you can apply for an accreditation via IFFR.com.
    Read the accreditation guidelines carefully before filling in the application!

    Set foot on Planet IFFR!


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    To attract attention to the Festival these inquisitive animals are again making their rounds through nocturnal Berlin. “Berlin is big and this year we’ll again follow the bear tracks to some typical spots in the capital,” remarks a delighted Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. Once more the motifs have been designed by Velvet, a Swiss advertising agency.


    The six posters in the series will be visible around town as of mid-January 2017. They will also be on sale at the Berlinale Online Shop starting January 16. 


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