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Research the 272 AFM Sales & Production Exhibiting Companies

The global independent industry will all convene in Santa Monica in just a few weeks for AFM23 with hundreds of productions, sales, distribution and buying companies from 70 countries registered. Over 230 companies – from A24 to XYZ - as well as international umbrella stands are set to exhibit - with more still being added. To find out more about the Exhibitors coming to AFM, click on the company’s name on the exhibitor list and you’ll be taken to their profile on The Film Ca...

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    AFM 2023 runs October 31- November 5, 2023 Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2023  (44 th edition) in person with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM YES WE CAN... ...

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FILMHEDGE: A MODERN ALTERNATIVE TO MEDIA FINANCE BANKS FilmHedge simplifies the application and funding process to secure up to $10M for qualified film and television products. Media finance is just one click away. APPLY HERE   Official sponsor of the Producers Network The Producers Network is the go-to place for producers seeking to make the most out of their time in Cannes. Launched 16 years ago, the Producers Network welcomes more than 400 producers f...

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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The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by filmfestivals.com: BE ON IT!       New York Festivals TV & Film Awards  APRIL 16, 2024   DEADLINE - DECEMBER 31, 2023 JUDGING BEGINS - DECEMBER STORYTELLERS GALA - APRIL 16, 2024 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards honors content in all lengths and forms f...

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...

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Each week, our newsletter delivers the hottest news from the festival circuit with news about festivals calling for film, revealing line-up, awards, premieres, ambiance...Our newsletter is edited by filmfestivals.com. The newsletter jointly has over 197 000+ opt-in members (as of march 2 2019, and growing). Join our commnity and subscrive for free. Should you need to place and ad, promote a film or a festival to our audience and advertise inside the Newsletter, please send a mail t...

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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...

New York New Directors / New Films, 2024

New Directors / New Films was presented from April 3 to April 14, 2024, at Film at Lincoln Center (FLC )and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Over more than a half century ND / NF introduced new filmmakers with striking innovative productions reflecting the future of cinema. This year the program included 25 features and 10 short films with 18 North American and US premiers and 16 first time New York screenings. As La Frances Hui, Curator of the MoMA film department and co-chair of the 2024 ND/...

The Cannes Queer Palm celebrating diversity goes to the Romanian drama Three kilometers to the end of the world by Emanuel Pârvu

  What is parental love capable of, how far would parents go in order to protect their children, deciding what is the best for them. This is one of the topics explored by the Romanian director Emanuel Parvu and his co-script writer and producer Miruna Berescu explore in their new film presented in the official competicion of the Festival de Cannes.    The other one is the pressure of the society on parents and the pressure they experince within a more restricted community on ...

Three kilometers to the end of the world by director Emanuel Pârvu in the main selection at the Festival de Cannes

  Standing ovations at the premiere in Cannes of Three kilometers to the end of the world presented in the main competicion by the Romanian director Emanuel Parvu.   Three kilometers to the end of the world is the first participation in Cannes as a director for Emanuel Parvu, who has been here befowith with Miracle but as an actor. The world premiere took place on May 17, in the already iconic Grand Theatre Lumiere, in the presence of the team.   Three kilometers to the en...

Set and match for legendary tennis player Ilie Nastase in a Special Screening in Cannes-NASTY by Tudor Giurgiu

With over 100 ATP titles on record and his rank as world number 1 in 1973, Ilie Năstase is a legend in his own right. Nasty, by Romanian directors Tudor Giurgiu (Love Sick, 2006), Cristian Pascariu and Tudor D. Popescu, paints a complex portrait of a colourful tennis player with a pronounced sense of showmanship. A documentary presented as a Special Screening. Alternately portrayed in the press as a magnificent, capricious or arrogan...

Interview with Tudor Giurgiu, his documentary NASTY premiered at the Festival de Cannes

    With Ion Tiriac and Ilie Nastase at the Majestic Hotel for the interviews         ...

Interview with American director Blake Rice at the American Pavilion during Cannes International Film Festival

Angelique Jackson from Variety in  conversation with Sydney Netter, Niki Nikitin, THeo Dumont, Sydney Netter, and Blake Rice at the American Pavilion Blake Rice is an award-winning director, screenwriter and producer. Graduating from Rowan University with a degree in Film & TV,  Blake began his professional directing career in 2018 with the film "To Whom It May Concern", acquired by DirectTV, starring Gabriella Piazza.  Follow up projects included &...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2024 Award Recipients

The sixth annual French Riviera Film Festival, celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, has unveiled the 2024 award winners. The event was highlighted by special award presentations to Argentine actor Martin Rodriguez (Netflix's Griselda), who received the Industry Excellence Award; and actress Lang Khê Tran, star of the Cannes Official Selection, Miguel Gomes' Grand Tour, who&n...

Interview with Jon Gosier - Founder and CEO of FilmHedge

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By DJ Cook     Jon Gosier is the founder and CEO of FilmHedge, a lending company that uses financial technology solutions to finance movies with up to $20 million per production.   What brings you to the Cannes Film Festival? “This year, our company is one of the sponsors for a number of events here: the Producer’s Club, the Film Finance Forum, and VIP access to the red carpet itself,” Gosier responded. FilmHedge has participated in the festival for the p...

VIDEO: Plage Magnum custom ice cream bar - Cannes 2024

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Plage Magnum is on the Croisette in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival. There, many events and parties are hosted during each night of the festival. The venue boasts a custom ice cream bar where participants can choose their own toppings and chocolate shell.   https://www.magnumicecream.com/fr/home.html ...

VIDEO: Prix de la Citoyenneté Award Ceremony - Cannes 2024

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The Prix de la Citoyenneté is a prize awarded to a film in the Cannes official selection that best showcases humanism, secularism and universalism. This year's jury consisted Valérie Donzelli, Agathe Bonitzer, Isabelle Chenu, Claus Drexel and Frédéric Sojcher. The 2024 Prix de la Citoyenneté was awarded to the film Bird by Andrea Arnold.   More about the Prix de la Citoyenneté https://www.prixdelacitoyennete.fr/   Bird: h...

VIDEO: Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm - Best Short Film Award

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The 2024 Queer Palm award ceremony was held at Plage Magnum in Cannes, France. Read more about Queer Palm: https://queerpalm.org/en/   The winner for best short film was Las Novias Del Sur by Elena Lopez Riera https://www.semainedelacritique.com/fr/edition/2024/film/les-fiancees-du-sud   ...

VIDEO: Un Certain Regard 2024 Award Ceremony

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Celebrating a cinema of discoveries, the mission of Un Certain Regard is to bring out new trends, new paths and new countries of cinema. The 2024 selection offered 18 feature films including 8 first films which also compete for the Caméra d'or. When the Light Breaks by Rúnar Rúnarsson opened this year. Chaired by the Canadian actor, director, screenwriter and producer Xavier Dolan, the Jury is made up of the French-Senegalese screenwriter and director Ma&i...

VIDEO: Interview with Frédéric Sojcher

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An interview with Frédéric Sojcher, a film scholar and member of the Jury for the Prix de la Citoyenneté. This occurred during the 77th Cannes Film Festival in 2024.   Interviewed by DJ Cook   ...

George Lucas Receives Honorary Palme D'or

George Lucas received the honorary Palme D’or today in recognition for his legendary work. Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars series as well as the founder of Lucasfilm. During his rendez-vous today he discussed his early career in hollywood, how he got started in film, and how he sees the industry today.         Lucas started out studying anthropology and social sciences, it was on a whim that he decided to take the University of South...

VIDEO: Walk and chat with Bruno - entering the Palais at the Cannes Film Festival

Bruno shows us his favorite entrance, the Riviera Lerins entrance, to the Palais for the Cannes Film Festival. This entrance goes along the water where all the fancy yachts docks for parties. Bruno recounts some memories on these boats. We also see the international pavilions and some of the fleet of Festival vehicles docked behind the Palais.   ...

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