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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...

VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

...Guillaume Esmiol in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, about Guillaume's background in tech, media and innovation (with the TF1 Group), developping the new features in the current Marché du Film 2022 and the plans for the future edition which he will be running solo (with his team). He currently serves as co executive director of the Marché du Film and will take over from Jérôme Paillard who was having his last year in office. Bruno Chatelin was able to sit do...

Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin 2022 Zoom interview with Jérôme Paillard Head of the Cannes Market discussing the 2022 edition of the Marché du Film, his last edition as head of the Market. (Guillaume Esmiol will be taking over from Paillard for next year's edition.) An informal discussion with Bruno Chatelin about Jérôme's career, his dear memories and some of the key decisions he took in the developpment of what bec...

European Film Market came to a successful conclusion

Exceptional Edition of European Film Market Comes to a Successful Conclusion In the studio: AC Coppens (The Catalysts) & Dennis Ruh (EFM director) at the "EFM Industry Sessions" opening This exceptional edition of the European Film Market (EFM) at the 72nd Berlinale ended successfully yesterday, Thursday February 17. The international trading platform for audiovisual content had to be ...

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The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by BE ON IT!     French Riviera Film Festival  May 21 – 22, 2022   PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM April 13, 2022 final deadline The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content cr...

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    We, at, 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...

Promote your line up during AFM

  SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES AFM 2021 Online from American Film Market on Vimeo. AFM 2021 runs November 1-5, 2021 will be covering The online AFM 2021  (42 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We wo...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with 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 ...

Submit through our partner DocFilmDepot 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 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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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 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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Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Festival (Bulletin Board), your Film (Showcase)...

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...

Submit to the 14th NYC Independent Film Festival (June 11-18, 2023)

August 31, 2022 Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2022 Regular Deadline January 15, 2023 Late Deadline February 15, 2023 Extended Deadline Website I Profile on I Facebook I Twitter I Email  contact I       Submit a Film to the 2023 New York City Independent Film Festival Us...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! N°1000 and 17

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 Weekly newsletter N°1016 // 1015 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 166 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured   FOLLOW US :           With other 11 000 festivals worldwide which we cover: no wonder we have reached the 1000 mark for our newsletters count. We ...

Liev Schreiber to attend KVIFF

  This year’s Karlovy Vary festival will welcome American actor, screenwriter, and director Liev Schreiber eighteen years after his last appearance. In 2004, Schreiber was in town along with actor Elijah Wood to introduce the Czech-filmed Everything is Illuminated (2005). This adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s story of a young American looking for his roots in Ukraine was Schreiber’s directorial debut. In 2005, the film won the Laterna Magica Prize and a Bio...

KVIFF opening and closing films revealed

Superheroes will be the opening film of the 56th Karlovy Vary IFF A romantic film that briefly introduces us to the carousel of joys and fears of a couple brought together by chance. Or was it fate? Comic book illustrator Anna and theoretical physicist Marco are a pair of congenial Superheroes who, like so many other people, have decided to live together. After all, dealing with shared problems sometimes requires truly superhuman strength. Every relationship has its crises and its idylli...

Tribute to Jerome Paillard at KVIFF 2022

Jérome Paillard with Bruno Chatelin (FILMFESTIVALS.COM) and Jon Gosier (FILMHEDGE) on his Cannes tribute This year’s edition of Karlovy Vary IFF will pay tribute to Jérôme Paillard, the long-time executive director of Marché du Film. Paillard joined Marché in 1995 and significantly expanded its global scale. He is the founder of the database and Ventana Sur, the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America, which ...

Save the date for the 26th Ji.hlava IDFF

    Summer’s here and you know what that means… A new autumn season of documentary films is just around the corner! We can’t wait to see your bright and smiling faces fill up the rooms once again at Ji.hlava’s screening events, industry program, and Inspiration Forum discussion boards.  The 26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival will take place from October 25th to October 30th, 2022. The in-person segment of the festival will be follo...

Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Classic

  The Fund is now accepting submissions for IBF Classic, the flagship grant program that supports projects in development or (post-)production. As announced last fall, increased amounts will go to selected filmmakers from now on, with contributions up to €7,500 for development support and €25,000 for production support. Submit by June 10.   Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Europe – Minority Co-p...

12th edition of German-Turkish Co-production Development Fund is calling for your projects

APPLICATIONS TO THE 12TH EDITION OF GERMAN-TURKISH CO-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT FUND IS NOW OPEN   Facilitating collaborations between filmmakers from Germany and Turkey in the early stages of their film projects, German-Turkish Co-production Development Fund was jointly created in February 2022 by the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, and the Istanbul Film Festival-Meetings on the Bridge, supported by Anadolu Efes.   From among the 56 fi...

The SXSW 2023 season is officially underway:Calling all dreamers!

Today we open up with a host of opportunities to participate in Austin next March. Calling all dreamers! Want to make the world a better place? Your voice should be heard, now more than ever. From future-focused ideas that take a deep dive into a variety of topics through the lens of tech, entertainment and culture to championing the fight for human rights and democracy, we want you to bring your expertise to the SXSW Stage. Start planning your proposal now for the 2023 SXSW Conference. Or ...

The Awards of the 39th International FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

The 39th International FILMFEST MÜNCHEN came to a close with a festive award ceremony on Saturday, July 2, 2022. “Broker” by Hirokazu Kore-eda received the ARRI Award for best international film in the CineMasters competition. Charlotte Wells received the CineVision Award for best international newcomer film for “Aftersun”. The inaugural CineRebels Award went to “Cook F**k Kill” by Mira Fornay. Closing the festival, “...

Interview with Writer, Director, Producer Jeff Gross on Cannes Market Film "Return to Eden" (2022)

  Jeff Gross Writer, Director, Producer Jeff Gross was born in 1957 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. He moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the age of four and lived there until the age of six with his father who was South American Editor of Look Magazine. Gross moved back to New York, then later to Paris, France for five years with his father who was the European Editor of Look Magazine. He later resided in Boulder, Colorado and Los Angeles, California for high school. He attended ...

Interview with Barcelona Based Director Ethan David Alesch for animation short "In A Leaf" (2022)

  By Vanessa McMahon Ethan David Alesch is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and production media designer. Before becoming a filmmaker, he dedicated twenty-five years to designing animation, art, theater, and 3D visualizations. His short animation film, “In a Leaf” (2022) held its European premiere at CineGlobe in Geneva, Switzerland and has been recognized by several other international film festivals, including the 25th annual Sonoma International Film Festival at the ...


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