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SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES AFM 2020 runs November 9 - 13 Filmfestivals.com will be covering The online AFM 2020  (41 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... ...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ...

Partner Festivals Calling

The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by filmfestivals.com: BE ON IT!     Julien Dubuque Film Festival April 18 – 25, 2021    January 4, 2021 Regular Deadline       Known for it's quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple scr...

Fantasporto 2021 calling

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 1st (feature films) and NOVEMBER 1st (fantasy short films)   Fantasporto 2021 | 41st Porto International Film Festival reminds you that the entries for the next edition of this festival will close December 1st, for Feature films for all sections, and November 1st for Fantasy Shorts in competition.  The 41st edition of the event will be from Feb 26th - 6th March 2021 To submit a film (mandatory): Go to www...

The 54th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Call for Entries...

The 54th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival officially opened for entries August 15th!   November 15, 2020  Earlybird Entry Deadline I  December 15, 2020 Main Festival Entry Deadline I January 16, 2021 Late Entry Deadline I   January 31, 2021  I Final Brick Wall Deadline I April 16, 2021 Notification Date WorldFest Houston's blog I Website: http://www.worldfest.org I&nbs...

A look back at the stats, facts and figures from Marche du Film Online

Marché du Film Online comes to a close, the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes announces the numbers of its first virtual edition. Over the course of five days, the Marché du Film Online welcomed 10,002 participants from all around the world. The most important delegation came from the USA (1,500 participants), followed by France (1,400 participants) and the UK (950 participants). More than half of the participants were coming from Europe with 5,900 participan...

Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin     Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the marchedufilm.online opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a trend ? I see 16 conferences and panels a...

Background and Perspectives on Film Festival Consulting for your films

Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

Partnering these next months with the hottest festivals and markets so you can get full coverage.

    We, at filmfestivals.com, are extremely proud of our relationships and partnerships with these amazing film events: AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn,  FestForums Santa Barbara, FestForums New York, Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Animaze, WoFF Glasgow, UNAFF, Bridges Festival, Bahamas Int Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fa...

Lost World celebrates success of inaugural edition and extends the call for entry of its second edition to august 20

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival   October 3 - 8, 2020 August 20th, 2020 Extended Deadline The 2nd Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival returns in October 2020  in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous C...

Submit through our partner DocFilmDepot

https://www.docfilmdepot.com/ WE HAVE IMAGINED A FUN, SECURE, AND WELL ADAPTED TOOL TO THE ENVIRONMENT FOR DOCUMENTARY CINEMA. Docfilmdepot is a platform that allows directors, producers and distributors of documentary films to manage their call for entries at several festivals. It allows you to create an account, to register one or more films whatever the genre to which they belong, to download the corresponding files, then to submit them to the festivals of your choice, partn...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

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Trailer for Pseudonym, for festival consideration

Synopsis:  Alex is a divorced father, a stressed executive. His daily routine is work, work, work. Tonight he's in a hurry, he's due to meet a beautiful young stranger... who contacted him via the internet. But this blind date will flip him into a downward spiral and disrupt forever the course of his life.  Thriller, 75 min., Scope, Dolby 5.1  Directed by Thierry Sebban  Starring: Simon Abkarian, Igor Skreblin, Perrine Tourneux...

16th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 20-24, 2021) calling for entry

  Call for entry MBIFF 16 now open     October 2, 2020 Earlybird Deadline I November 20, 2020 Regular Deadline I December 11, 2020 Late Deadline  I December 31, 2020 Extended Deadline I  SUBMIT I Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I  Email contact I Facebook I Twitter     Submission Deadlines for MBIFF 16   October 2, 2020&nb...

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions

The festival will run April 18 – 25, 2021 We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information.     October 10, 2020 Earlybird Deadline   January 4, 2021 Regular Deadline January 25, 2021 Late Deadline February 3, 2021 Extended Deadline Email I  4...

New York, Asian American International Film Festival, 2020

The 43rd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) was held from October 1-11 entirely accessible online. In this new format the  43rd AAIFF celebrated Asian – American  and Pacific Islander producers and directors and the stories presented by their films.  AAIFF is the oldest and longest running  Asian American film festival in the United States and as distinct from other festivals offering similar productions, this festival is closely tied to the large &nbs...

Jaws last survivor exposed at Academy Museum

ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES IN LOS ANGELES INSTALLS  THE ONLY SURVIVING SHARK MODEL FROM THE 1975 FILM JAWS The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures completed installation of one of the most iconic objects from  its permanent collection, the only surviving full scale shark model from the 1975 Oscar®-winning film Jaws. This moment signals exciting momentum toward the Academy Museum’s much-anticipated opening on April 30,2021, where the 25-foot model (nicknamed &...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 23

The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock 400 years ago, establishing a new home in The New World.  The following year, they celebrated the first Thanksgiving with their Native American neighbors to thank them for having provided the food that helped sustain them through their first winter in America.  This week we celebrate the Thanksgiving spirit of neighbors (and colleagues) helping each other make it through times of scarcity. Universal's horror comedy Freaky cont...

PÖFF Shorts 2020 announced winners

The international short film and animation festival PÖFF Shorts has announced the winners of its 2020 edition. The three winning films now eligible for the short film Academy Award nomination are "Struck by Lighting" (dir. Esko Romet, Estonia 2020), "Precious" (dir. Paul Mas, France 2020) and "Between You and Milagros" (dir. Mariana Saffon, Colombia 2020). The PÖFF Shorts European Film Academy candidate for the Best Short Film will be announc...

800 guests for the first virtual Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

  The first virtual Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event welcomes more than 800 guests  Today, the 19th edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, taking place virtually this year, kicks off with its online programme including over 50 workshops, panels and seminars, hundreds of 1:1 meetings, and more than 800 accredited film industry professionals.   According to Marge Liiske ...

The Persian International Film Festival returns for a 9th edition from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2020

  The Persian International Film Festival returns for a 9th edition from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2020 to premiere the very best in Persian cinema.   Get closer to Persian cinema in a captivating program that will take you through the many faces of Persian heritage with four days of curated films. There will be well-rounded dramas, bright comedies, documentary masterpieces and a fabulous selection of short films. The program is made exclusively of ...

AVIA closes the year on a high note with its biggest turnout yet for the Asia Video Summit

This year's summit was attended by over 1000 delegates globally and featured the industry's first hybrid event with live gatherings in both Hong Kong and Singapore. The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) held its annual state of the industry event, the Asia Video Summit (the Summit), which was supported by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor, on 10 to 12 November 2020 with resounding success as over 1000 deleg...

2020 Nihilist Film Fest will be Presented Online

  For the twentyith year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival.  This year’s evening of films will be presented online at the Vimeo website.  The show will start at 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 19. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (except ch...

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