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    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...

Arclight Films locks North America, UK, Australia, and Japan deals for THE SINNERS

Arclight Films’ chairman Gary Hamilton announced today the company has locked domestic and multiple international distribution deals for the teen-cult thriller The Sinners. The North American deal has been signed with Brainstorm Media; the Beverly Hills based distributor founded in 1995 by industry veteran Meyer Shwarzstein. Brainstorm Media is releasing the film on February 19th. International distribution deals include Signature for the UK, Defiant for Australia, and AT Entertainment f...

The 2021 Chandler International Film Festival opened with The Unhealer

  Tonight marks the first day of the 2021 Chandler International Film Festival. Our Opening Night film, The Unhealer, kicks off the film festival with a red carpet prior, and an after party at the Ginger Monkey Gastropub here in Chandler. A Q&A with actors Chris Browning and Elijah Nelson will follow the premiere. The Unhealer in-person tickets are SOLD OUT, but you can still watch it and more fil...

The Asia TV Forum & Market 2020 (ATF) made a significant mark in the industry

Despite a difficult 2020, with necessary live events globally having been stifled by the pandemic, the Asia TV Forum & Market 2020 (ATF) made a significant mark in the industry, providing an uncomplicated digital platform aimed to exclusively stimulate connections and networking, in addition to noteworthy learnings, as it closed the year on an encouraging note.   Buyers’ Hunt Off the bat, the latest industry outlook (as of December 4, 2020) from buyers at ATF 2020 showed that...

The Créteil International Women's Film Festival is coming to your home!

The Covid-19 epidemic has deprived us of the 2020 edition, so it's essential for us to invent new ways of doing. That is why we are very pleased to announce the 43rd edition of the Festival, wich will take place from April 2 to 11, 2021.     ...

Meet the 2021 Nordic Film Lab participants

  We are proud to announce this year's 17 Nordic Film Lab participants! Nordic Film Lab is Göteborg Film Festival's exclusive networking forum for up-and-coming Scandinavian filmmakers. The 17 participants will meet during this year's digital edition of Göteborg film festival. One of the most vital functions of a film festival is to act as a meeting place. Since 2008, Göteborg Film Festival has worked on enhancing this particular function by creating a spec...

16th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle Goes Virtual to Celebrate “Love & Light”

The pay-what-you-can festivals takes place February 18-28, 2021.   Online Film Screenings & Interactive Workshops Presented by Northwest Film Forum     For the 16th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle (CFFS), Northwest Film Forum goes completely virtual to honor the theme of "Love & Light" amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With sliding-scale, pay-...

Jessie Fairbanks joined to lead programming for the 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival

Veteran Film Programmer and Festival Producer Will Lead Programming for the 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival and Year-Round SFFILM Offerings SFFILM announced today a major addition to the organization’s leadership roster, with Jessie Fairbanks joining as Director of Programming, effective January 25. Fairbanks will lead the curation of film and off-screen programming for both the SFFILM Festival and the organization’s year-round offerings, bringing fresh and com...

Live from the Conference In 19th Dhaka International Film festival

Day 2 At The Conference In 19th Dhaka International Film festival (16th Jan to 24th Jan). By Bijaya Jena The 19th Dhaka International Film Festival has a section dedicated to Women in the competition category. This year many filmmakers from abroad participated virtually on sessions for Women in Cinema. One of the topics for the 2nd day, 18th January was how social media is helping women to participate in filmmaking and film viewing. Watch the video Nisha Shrestha, an actor, filmmaker an...

A Preview of the 2021 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival -AJFF hybrid Experience

The 21st hybrid edition of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, coming soon to the comfort and convenience of home! You're invited to the Insider Preview. Everything you need to know about Virtual Cinema.    Get a taste of what's in store for you when AJFF returns February 17-28! All You Need to Know About Virtual Cinema The Virtual Cinema is where you'll tune in to watch AJFF movies during the upcoming festival. We've made it easy to stream to...

The Jewish International Film Festival returns to Australia

The Jewish International Film Festival (February 17 – March 24) returns for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world including: ·         51 films from 19 countries ·         29 features  ·         19 documentaries ·         episodes from&...

63 films from 19 countries to vie in int'l section of Tehran Short Film Festival

The 37th edition of the Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) will be inaugurated in Tehran on Jan 20, 2021.   Presided by Sadeq Mousavi, some 63 short films will vie in international section of event for winning the festival trophy and its 3,000-dollar-pize from 19 countries including France, India, US, Spain, Germany, Ghana, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, South Africa, Belgium, Kazakhstan as well as Iran.   In the ...

Göteborg Film Festival Works in projects and Discovery lineup announced

13 Nordic works in progress will be presented at this year's online edition of Nordic Film Market, taking place February 4 – February 7, 2021. As the leading marketplace in the region, the Nordic Film Market comprises a curated programme of new and upcoming Nordic films and talents. The Nordic Film Market programme will be presented at the festival’s digital industry platform available to the market delegates. The Works in progress and Discovery projects will be ...

Judas and the black Messiah domestic Trailer

Judas and the Black Messiah is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed and produced by Shaka King, from a screenplay written by King and Will Berson, based on a story by King, Berson, and Kenny and Keith Lucas. The film details the life of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party in late 1960s Illinois, and his betrayal at the hands of William O'Neal. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield as Hampton and O'Neal, respectively, with Jesse Plemons, Domi...

BANFF adds Amazon Studios’ James Farrell to the 2021 Rockies Grand Jury

  Farrell joins previously announced Grand Jury members: Libbie Doherty - ABC Australia, Dan McDermott - AMC Networks, Miranda Wayland - BBC, Laura Michalchyshyn - Blue Ant Media and Jane Millichip - Sky Studios.   ...

First glimpse of the Göteborg Fest TV Drama Vision online programme

We’re delighted and proud to present a first glimpse of the TV Drama Vision online programme! Among the highlights are our Honorary guest, the multiple award winning Danish director and screenwriter Susanne Bier, high end sessions with a spotlight on the future importance of the scripted television industry and an exclusive Work-in-Progress of the upcoming Swedish series A Royal Secret. The international conference TV Drama Vision will present a live broadcasted stage programm...

French Films on the international marketplace and at festivals in 2020

In 2020, French cinema reached 13.7 million admissions and 86.6 million euros in receipts in foreign theatres. It experienced a difficult year, losing nearly 70% of its international box office. But despite most key indicators being in the red, French cinema preserved a strong foothold in theaters and festivals abroad. KEY FIGURES AND TRENDS 13.7* million admissions for French cinema (45.3 million in 2019, down 69.8%*) / Note:...

Voltage Pictures has launched worldwide sales on "THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN" backed by Morgan Freeman’s company

Voltage Pictures is launching worldwide sales on writer-director David Midell’s (NightLights) tragic retelling of the fatal shooting of a 68-year-old Black man by the White Plains, NY, police in the multi-award-winning The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter and Revelations Entertainment’s executive producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi. Voltage will begin talks on the hot title, with buyers immediate...

Catherine Trautmann re-elected as President of the Eurimages Fund

At its last meeting, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund re-elected Ms Catherine Trautmann unanimously and by acclamation as President of the Fund for a second four-year term starting on 1 January 2021. The President of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) who, with the support of the French Minister of Culture, had put forward the candidacy, congratulated Ms Trautmann on a re-election that testified to the excellen...

2020 Maui Film Festival Audience Awards Revealed!

    Congratulations! Well Deserved!   ...

IFFI GOA 51: chronicles of the 51st edition 16-24 January, 2021

By Siraj Syed, our Indian corrrespondent.   IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 12: Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro to get Lifetime Achievement award IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 12: Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro to get Lifetime Achievement award        The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour the Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro with the prestigious Lifetime ...

Jaipur Festival JIFF 2021 is starting online this Friday, Jan 15

JIFF 2021 (starting online this Friday, Jan 15) will showcase 266 films from 44 countries available online for free (50 movies available each day). The line up includes five films from Rajasthan   The scare of COVID kept us away from our loved ones and not from cinema. Whatever cinemas have been made during this frightening year, are now in our hands, in our mobiles and in our desktops Enthusiasm of the entire film world from throughout the globe in this New Year is seen during the...

Brian Neil Hoff, Palm Springs Animation Festival Founder and Artistic Director, will leave PSIAF at the end of January

  BRIAN NEIL HOFF, FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATION ANIMATION FESTIVAL (PSIAF)   The Palm Springs International Animation Festival (PSIAF) successfully launched 400 animated films on-line, and hosted drive-in, screening events with enthusiastic audiences throughout 2020.  The Covid-19 challenges have complicated events but offered creative opportunities for re-thinking directions, funding, and staffing.   Brian Neil Hoff, Founder and Artis...

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