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A few good news from the festival circuit I Bienvenue sur le blog de Bruno avec quelques news en français du circuit des festivals francophones. Laissez moi un commentaire quand vous le pouvez.


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...

The winners of the 11th Amorgos Tourism Film Festival

    From the 10th to the 15th of November 2020, the 11th Amorgos Tourism Film Festival took place in Amorgos with a strict health protocol. The important cultural institution is a co-organization of the Cultural Association of Women of Amorgos and the Municipality of Amorgos and is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture, EOT, the Hellenic Cinema Center, and the Laskaridis Foundation. What is Amorgos Tourism Fil...

South Asian Film Festival of Montréal launches the 10th edition

Free registration now open…   Films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora - Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture goes online for the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 10th edition Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 29 For all SAFF Montréal film trailers, descriptions, schedules, and panel Q&A info click HERE All screenings and panel discussions are free Click for Festival trailer   Now in its 10th year, the South ...

1st Drive-In Opens in Heart of Hollywood for Awards Season

Arena Cinelounge Sunset, Hollywood’s acclaimed home for arthouse, genre, and independent cinema, is proud to open the first 7 nights-a-week Drive-In movie theater in the heart of Hollywood on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 with a slate of new and classic films, and special event screenings to welcome audiences back to the cinema experience in the comfort of their own vehicles.   Arena Cinelounge is opening this first Hollywood-based nightly Drive-In behind the iconic Egyptian Theater w...

The 2nd Asia Pacific Screen Forum starts today

The 6-day conference will deliver a hit of optimism on what the future of the industry has in store as it regenerates after a tumultuous year globally.  The global line-up of leading filmmaking and industry talent hail from eighteen countries and areas and the event is set to be more accessible and inclusive than ever before as it goes digital. REGISTER TO ATTEND   ...

Some amazing short films to watch

One of the goals of cinema is to show you a full story arc and growth of the characters. For a film to fit a standard 90 minute run time, numerous scenes have to be left out and the final project must still convey the full message that the director is inspired by. With short films, you have to say what you want to say in an even shorter time, and on occasion, the results are phenomenal. The condensed structure makes for an enjoyable viewing experience that has a certain magic th...

Bowie film courts controversy at Raindance Film Festival

Another month has gone by, and another film festival that we couldn't attend in person has been and gone. Hopefully, we'll be able to attend a few in person next year, but in the meantime, we're taking what we can get from virtual festivals. We're glad that the organizers of the virtual events have found a way to go ahead with them at all, and in doing so, they've treated us to some truly spectacular premieres. They've also handed out a few controversial awards, as we&#...

The Children’s International Film Festival Australia (CHIFF) opens live screenings end November

  CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON SALE NOW!   For our youngest cinephiles and their lucky families, the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) presents a brand-new program of extraordinary kids’ cinema from around the globe!   Featuring re-imaginings of classic characters such as Lassie, Sherlock Holmes and the Moomins, plus Dino Dana making her feature film debut and a return visit to Hoggett’s Farm ...

Don't miss FirstGlance Philly 23

Don't miss FirstGlance Philly 23For the first time ever you can choose to attend our Physical Event on Nov 13-15 or our Virtual Event on Nov 10-15 2020!Enjoy almost 40 indie films from across the globe over one amazing week! We've had to pivot our festival to make it safe for all, and we're selling LIMITED SEATING at our new home the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. Following all CDC and Covid safety guidelines, which includes enhanced cleaning, mandatory masks, social distancing ...

Bentonville FFoundation 2020 Virtual Filmmaker Retreat and November Movie Monday

    Last year the BFFoundation invited it’s 2019 Alumni Filmmakers pre-Bentonville Film Festival to a retreat with workshops and special guest speakers. This year, as part of the Coca-Cola Grant to the BFFoundation, we are going virtual. And, for the very first time, we want to take this opportunity to open some of these special events of the 2020 Virtual Filmmaker Retreat to the public! Please join us from the comforts of your own space, for these special opportunities to dis...

2020 Hawaii International Film Festival Launches Spotlight on Taiwan with Live Screenings

2020 Hawaii International Film Festival Launches Spotlight on Taiwan with Live Screenings “I WeirDo” and “A Leg” and Online VR Spotlight Conversation This year, “Spotlight on Taiwan” will kick off online via HIFF’s streaming platform from November 5th to 29th, showcasing 2 feature films “Detention” and “Get the Hell Out,” and 2 short films “Growing Pains” and “See You, Sir” in “Shorts Program: Turni...

exground filmfest 33 Update: on-demand from 13–22 November with live screenings 11–20 December

  exground filmfest 33 Programming Update: on-demand as planned from 13–22 November; live screenings/events postponed to 11–20 December On-demand tickets now available for 5€ per film/programme (exclusively in Germany) // Festival opening & awards ceremony as live stream/archived video Due to new Covid-19 prevention measures, the programme of exground filmfest 33 cannot be presented in front of live audiences in November. However, thanks to the...

24h until the end of Early Bird for Film Submissions to FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival

  FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is moving towards its 17th edition, taking place from the 21st to the 28th of June 2021, in Espinho, Portugal, showcasing some of the best talents in cinema. We have opened the film submissions, and our Early Bird period is almost ending. Submit your film within the next 24h to enjoy a special Early Bird fee.   FEST is currently looking for: 1st and 2nd Features Films (Fiction & Documentary); ...

BIFED 2020 goes online on

BIFED 2020     The Competition Finalists and the documentaries of the Panorama section will be available in virtual cinema venues with a capacity of 250 viewers during the whole week. The information on the films, trailers and Q&As can be found on this platform. If you are not able to get to view a film it means that the viewing capacity has been reached. The other platform is our BIFED-Youtube-Channel. Here you will fin...

Best Gambling Movies in History

If you love to watch captivating gambling movies, then we have got some exciting films for you. This article will take you through some of the top gambling films of all ages.  These films were carefully selected from the numerous gambling movies available, and they range from high-stakes poker to roulette stories.  Are you ready for the thrill? Here we go!  Molly’s Game This movie was produced in 2017, and it centers around the story of an erstwhile Olympic Moll...

Respeecher Explained: The Speech Synthesis Software for Film & TV Creators

Speech synthesis is the artificial simulation of human speech by a computer, called speech synthesizer, and implemented in a speech synthesis software or hardware. Synthesized speech is generated by integrating pieces of recorded speech that reside in a database. It is based on two kinds of technologies, text-to-speech and speech-to-speech. Text-to-speech (TTS) technology is used for converting text information into audio format for voice-enabled services. First it transcribes text input (...

BFI London Film Festival Looks To Be A Highlight Of The Year

Are you used to attending 'virtual' film festivals yet? We think we are. It's not the same as attending a star-studded red-carpet event in person, but we're grateful to the organizers of some of the world's biggest festivals for persevering in these difficult conditions and providing these events for us, even if we can only enjoy them through a screen. We're also grateful for the production crews who have managed to provide these festivals with films to view in what mus...

Top 6 movies providing entertainment beyond the theatres

If you are a slot enthusiast who loves watching movies, experience the best of both worlds. When you get to online casinos, there are many slot games that are adapted from popular movies. Game developers are able to come up with captivating slots that feature authentic video clips, plus images and music from some films. Now, you will discover that most of the unique and imaginative features that give life to the theme of slot games are found in movie themed slots. Click here for new slot sites...

NatureTrack Film Festival goes virtual in October

WATER IS LIFE – DOZENS OF FILMS IN NATURETRACK FILM FESTIVAL 2020 PROVE IT   Once Local Only Festival Will Now Go Worldwide in Its First Virtual Edition Plan to Spend Ten Days in Nature October 9 through 18     Water is life and the analogy fits the NatureTrack Film Festival as it’s revving back up and filled with films about water in the third annual edition of the NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF).  Beginning virtually at midnight Friday, October 9t...

Visiting the Toronto International Film Festival

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF2020) has just been concluded. And it has been an exciting year, to say the least! The prestigious festival is considered to be one of the most important events in modern cinema, and the winner of the annual People’s Choice Awards commonly continues on to be nominated for and often win Best Picture at the Oscars. This year’s People’s Choice winner, “Nomadland”, is a beautiful drama about a woman in her 60&rsq...

San Sebastian Film Festival 2020 - What to know about SSIFF

The 2020 annual San Sebastian Film Festival is currently underway. The Spanish film festival, held in the city Donostia-San Sebastián, is one of the 14 A-class FIAPF festivals. This of course means that it’s quite a big deal for movie fans all over the world! The legendary festival has since its beginning in 1953 seen some important historical cinema moments, such as European premiere of Star Wars, and the international premier of Hitchcock's Vertigo.   The 68th e...

Best Movies To Watch On Netflix At The Moment

  With many other cable network channels potentially struggling to bring an influx of new films onto consumer’s TV due to the global pandemic ensuring that funds are at a premium, Netflix has gone the other way and delivered a host of new films for all their customers this September. This month, Netflix is releasing a host of really high-profile classics in multiple different genres ensuring that there truly is something for everyone on Netflix this month. Today we are creating a l...

15 Facts you did not know about Martin Scorsese’s Casino

The world of mobsters and underground kingpins is terrifying yet exciting. When you’re looking to take a break from browsing casino online ranking, why not enjoy a classic film. The top of Jacek Michałski’s list is the movie, Casino. He’s an avid gambling enthusiast and has a passion for cinema blockbusters, especially those that delve into the casino and gambling industry. Casino Movie The movie Casino is arguably one of Martin Scorsese’s best films that masse...

Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop starring Nathalie Cox and Kelsey Grammer wraps shooting

MSR Media Producer Philippe Martinez announced today the completion of principal photography of the new mystery-suspense feature film Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop starring Nathalie Cox (Clash of the Titans, Kingdom of Heaven) and multi-award winner Kelsey Grammer (Transformers: Age of Extinction, “Frasier”). The film is directed by Brad Watson (The 7th Dimension) from a script by Kate Wood (Out of the Ashes), Chad Law (Beyond the Law), and Josh Ridgway (Howlers). Also s...

FNC 49th edition, Unveiling of the opening and closing film 

The 49th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) will be an evolving edition this year, both online and in person. The FNC is very pleased to announce that SOUTERRAIN by Sophie Dupuis will kick off this very special edition on Wednesday, October 7, while MY SALINGER YEAR by Philippe Falardeau will close out the festivities on Saturday, October 17. SOUTERRAIN OPENS THE FESTIVAL WITH TWO EXCEPTIONAL SCREENINGS  The 49th edition will feature a two-p...


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