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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...

True History Of The Kelly Gang's performance at festivals

  Director Justin Kurzel’s highly anticipated The True History of the Kelly Gang finally premiered in 2019 after years in development, sparking buzz on the festival circuit for its punk rock take on the legendary Aussie outlaw tale – the namesake of the feature film.  With Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly such an iconic folk hero in The Land Down Under, expectations were high for Kurzel’s film to deliver a bold new interpretation of the bushranger’s widely tol...

Ermanno Olmi Award - 5th Edition

  Bergamo, Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà   Štarter by Péter Dóczé (Hungary, 2022) wins the Ermanno Olmi Award, an event aiming to promote short films by young directors.     The short film Štarter by Péter Dóczé (Hungary, 2022) wins the fourth Edition of the Ermanno Olmi Award, an event aiming to promote short films by young directors. Second place goes to Things Unheard Of by Ramazan Kıl...

Student Film Festivals around the world: a List of the Best

Movies, a creative expression that captivates, educates, and amuses, are common communication beyond borders. For students studying film in an educational institution, student film festivals offer a special opportunity to display their artistic abilities, acquire knowledge from others, and receive important recognition within the global film industry.   Film festivals are not only about showing movies. They provide opportunities to connect, learn, and find motivation from experienced film...

Three Hits That Fostered Real-World Trends

Films and pop culture have a unique and symbiotic relationship. Major trends are apt to end up as part of Hollywood storylines, while unique scenes and moments in movies have the potential to launch global fads. Since the very first films were created and shown to audiences in the early 1900s, the industry has been a huge component of pop culture. Fans of Disney films from the 1990s, for example, likely remember seeing a growing number of Dalmatians on their street after the release of 101 Dal...

19th Edition of Meetings on the Bridge Film Development Workshop submissions are now open

19th Edition of Meetings on the Bridge 24-25-26 April 2024 Deadline for applications: Monday, 11 December 2023   Meetings on the Bridge, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) in the scope of the Istanbul Film Festival, accepts Film Development Workshop submissions.  Deadline for applications is Monday, 11 December 2023.   Supported by Anadolu Efes, Meetings on the Bridge continues to support directors, producers and scriptwriters.   Film...

Tokyo TIFFCOM 2023 Preliminary Report

TIFFCOM 2023 was held for three days from October 25th (Wed.) through 27th (Fri.) at Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center HAMAMATSUCHO-KAN.   The number of exhibitors increased to 349, exceeded last year's number and the total number of participants more than doubled to 3,851.     Oct. 25 (Wed.) - 27 (Fri.), 2023 ...

Five years of arab critics’ awards for european films

  The Arab Critics' Awards, initiated by European Film Promotion and the Arab Film Center, is now in its fifth round. 85 of the most prominent and influential Arab film critics from 15 Arab-speaking countries are currently viewing the 25 nominated recent European films. In a first step, they will choose their three favourites for the shortlist and finally the winning film. Since the Cairo International Film Festival as hitherto host of the award ceremony has been postponed indefinitely...

2023 Nihilist Film Fest Live Presentation

    The 2023 Nihilist Film Festival will be held on December 15 starting 8pm at The Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street in Santa Monica. 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 children and clergy). During Covid, the festival was online around the world, so we will post the show on vimeo again for th...

NATPE Budapest Market dates set for June 25-27, 2024

Mark your calendar The CEE's most effective and trusted content marketplace returns to Budapest, June 25-27, 2024. The 2023 event was a resounding success with a full 100 per cent of post-event survey respondents saying they plan to return next year. NATPE Budapest delivers a bustling marketplace, a standout schedule of screenings, world-class keynotes and panels and co-production opportunities, and of course the unmissable boat party. ...

Pia Lundberg appointed Artistic Director of Göteborg Film Festival

  Pia Lundberg has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of Göteborg Film Festival. Lundberg most recently served as Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in London and will take up the position as Artistic Director on March 1, 2024. "It feels fantastic to become a part of the largest film festival in Scandinavia, and I am thrilled to have earned their trust. I have attended hundreds of film festivals and now finally have the opportunity to help cre...

"Unstoppable Women" Panel discussion at San Diego Fest

  Don't miss the Festival's curated screenings by female filmmakers, and our Panel discussion: "Unstoppable Women" * This panel highlights women filmmakers who are breaking stereotypes and making a unique impact in the film and entertainment industry. Panel Moderated by Sandra Maas, Board President of the Women's Museum of California. This event is presented in conjunction with Mind|Body|Soul Magazine. Watch these films and join us in the Fe...

Winners of the Anniversary 60th Edition of Golden Prague Festival

  The Grand Prix of the Golden Prague International Television Festival has been awarded to the German picture Orphea in Love.  The winner was selected by a five-member international jury chaired by the German director and producer Reiner E. Moritz. As many as 83 films were registered in the competition for seven prizes. The Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 Prize went to the creators of the film Nikola Márová: Portrait of a Prima Ballerina produced by C...

I AM GITMO by Philippe Diaz will have its World Premiere at Marbella Festival

As the 21st anniversary since Guantanamo Bay Prison took in it’s first prisoners, Cinema Libre Studio has completed production on a controversial narrative feature that shows, for the first time, the treatment Guantanamo’s Arab prisoners received upon detainment FOLLOWING THE EVENTS OF 9/11.  Told from a Muslim Arab’s point-of-view, Sammy Sheik ("American Snipper", "NCIS: Los Angeles,”) stars as Gamel Sadek with Eric Pierpoint ("Liar, Liar"...

The nominees for LUX – The European Audience Film Award 2024

  The European Film Academy reveals the nominations for LUX – The European Audience Film Award, presented by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas.     These are the five nominated films: 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES directed by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain) THE TEACHER’S LOUNGE directed by İlker Çatak (Germany) FALLEN LEAVES directed...

Blockbuster movies for brainiacs and deep thinkers

Sometimes you want a bit of easy viewing in the evening, something that you can switch on and relax in front of. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that; it's only natural to want to chill out from time to time. However, at other times, you might want something that you can sink your teeth into. There are a handful of directors that really deliver when it comes to films that the brainiacs amongst us will appreciate, with Christopher Nolan being perhaps the most commercially successf...

Cinematic Betting: The Evolution of Casino Portrayals from Classic to Contemporary Films

Casino themes and gambling have perennially captivated Hollywood. From the early 20th century's noir classics to today's high-octane blockbusters, filmmakers' fascination with the casino milieu has been evident. This portrayal has evolved, reflecting the changing times, societal norms, and perceptions of the casino world.   1. The Golden Era: Glamour and Intrigue The Golden Era of Hollywood brought about a sense of awe and opulence in its films. Casino portrayals were no...

Announcing the newest venue for the 59th Chicago International Film Festival

  We are thrilled to officially announce the newest venue for the 59th Chicago International Film Festival: AMC NEWCITY 14   We can't wait to welcome film lovers from across Chicago, the U.S., and the world to our newest Festival venue, AMC NEWCITY, in the heart of Lincoln Park. Steps away from the CTA North/Clybourn Red Line stop, the location offers ample parking and dining options in the neighborhood. Other Festival venues include: Music Box Theatre, Gene ...

The Enchanting Role of Fruits in Snow White's Story

Snow White is a beloved character from the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, and her story has been adapted into numerous films and adaptations over the years. While the story focuses on themes of beauty, jealousy, and love, the presence of fruits throughout the narrative adds an extra layer of symbolism and magic. Still credit: By, Fair use,

Top 6 Actors of the 2000s: Revisiting the Hollywood Stars

  The 2000s marked a significant period in the film industry, with the rise of new technologies, changing storytelling techniques, and the emergence of new talented actors on the scene left right and centre. During this decade, actors played a crucial role in shaping the success and impact of movies. From their captivating performances to their ability to embody diverse characters, these actors captivated audiences worldwide, and we wanted to honour some of the best of them with our pick...

Exploring the Role of Gambling in Independent and Arthouse Cinema

  Filmmaking is one of the major art forms, next to music, that has had a huge impact on modern society. A lot of people perceive the world based on what they see in cinema. This makes it a very important tool that can have a very strong effect on viewers.   While most of the attention is usually focused on big-budget movies from huge production studios, such as Universal, Paramount, and Warner Brothers, many important films have been made by smaller independent studios.   ...

From console to the big screen: the movies gamers need to watch

If you love nothing more than shutting the door at the end of a busy week and powering up your PC or Playstation for some gaming, then you're sure to love this movie line-up. From classic retro video games from yesterday to brand-new animated characters and a more serious look at gaming culture, there's something for everyone. The Super Mario Bros. Movie The new Super Mario Bros. Movie came out this year and was a big hit with old and new fans alike. It included loads of clever...

Lunenburg Doc Fest relaunches $10,000 pitch contest for underrepresented Nova Scotian filmmakers

Lunenburg Doc Fest is now accepting applications from Nova Scotian filmmakers for The Launch: Documentary Development and Pitch Contest.   The initiative, funded by CBC and Bell Fund, offers underrepresented Nova Scotian media artists a chance to win mentorship and a prize package to make a short documentary over the next year. Five selected participants will pitch their documentary project live at the 2023 Lunenburg Doc Fest in competition for a $10,000 prize package including ca...

Holland Film Meeting selected projects 2023

      Of the nineteen projects presented within the New Dutch, Stories & Beyond and BoostNL categories, the majority are fiction features with the subprogramme Stories & Beyond placing special emphasis on Dutch genre films this year. Additionally, one project this year is a creative documentary, and one is a feature-length animation.  New Dutch Selection  New Dutch is a curated selection of the most exciting new projects from the Netherlands w...


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