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Partnering these next months with the hottest festivals and markets so you can get full coverage.

    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...

IFFF Dortmund+Köln awards

  »Quo Vadis, Aida?« by Jasmila Žbanić won the International Feature Film Competition at IFFF Dortmund+Köln 2021, the award comes with € 15,000 The drama, set during the Srebrenica massacre, won the festival’s main award along with 15,000 euros in prize money on 20 June ECFA Short Film Award for »Leaf« by Aliona Sasková Shoot KHM & IFFF Dortmund+Köln Award for Female Artists of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne goes to Angelika H...

33 Filmfest Dresden: Complete Programme Announced

  33 Filmfest Dresden I July 13–18 2021: 368 Short Films // Highlights: Focus Activism, Female Directors in DEFA // New Awards, Award Sponsors & Jurys // Ticket Presales from 1 July Following today’s press conference to announce its programme, the complete festival programme for the 33 Filmfest Dresden has now been released. From 13 to 18 July, a total of 368 short films from 64 countries are being screened in the Competition sections and special programmes. The fes...

The FNC will celebrate its 50th edition from October 6 to 17, 2021 creating an international co-production market

    THE FNC IS ORGANISING A CO-PRODUCTION MARKET TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION! To continue to support emerging voices and outstanding works of cinema from all around the world, the Festival is creating an international co-production market that will take place online from October 7 to 10, 2021. In partnership with the LuxFilm Fest in Luxembourg, this first edition of the market, the first of its kind in Canada, will present ten feature f...

FEST 2021 will take place in October and proposes a focus on Isabel Coixet's work in the cities of Espinho, Lisbon and Porto

The 17th edition of FEST – New Directors, New Films Festival returns between the 4th and 11th of October. The event, based in the Portuguese city of Espinho, will once again extend its presence to the cities of Porto and Lisbon, similarly to what was been done in the 2020 edition. On this first program announcement, the focus goes to the retrospective to be done on the work of Catalan filmmaker Isabel Coixet. Canceled last year due to the pandemic, FEST PRO is back again, pro...

The 11th Edition of German - Turkish Co-Production Development Fund is now open

THE 11TH EDITION OF GERMAN - TURKISH CO-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT FUND IS NOW OPEN   Application deadline is 1 September, Wednesday!   Aiming to facilitate collaboration between filmmakers from Germany and Turkey in the early stages of film their projects, the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, and the Meetings on the Bridge (MoB), the co-production market, training and networking platform of Istanbul Film Festival, jointly creat...

KEY BUYERS EVENT: Digital closed its third edition which gathered over 1600 participants

KEY BUYERS EVENT: DIGITAL WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL EDITION Russian films, series and animation will travel to North and Latin America, France, United Kingdom, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Taiwan among others       The international online content market KEY BUYERS EVENT: Digital closed its third edition which gathered over 1600 participants from 80 countries, with more than 550 online meetings held between global distributors, producers, and the Russian community.   KEY BUY...

SERET International Hybrid Festival highlights

    SERET INTERNATIONAL UK 2021 June 21 - June 28 ...

The 2021 Malibu Film Festival virtual edition streams now through June 30

The 2021 Malibu Film Festival virtual edition streams now through June 30 at   Since 1999, the Malibu Film Festival has been an annual film festival with a focus on emerging artists. The organizers of Malibu Film Festival moved the boutique entertainment industry event to an online platform this year amid the pandemic. Everyone can attend the Malibu Film Festival online to watch and vote on your favorite indy features, shorts and docs from local, nat...

Brooklyn Film Festival’s 24th Edition: Award Winners

  Seiva Bruta [Under the Heavens] Wins the Grand Chameleon Award Best Narrative Feature – Corral Best Documentary Feature – Life & Life Brooklyn Film Festival’s 24th edition: The Clearing, which was staged both in person at Windmill Studios and online, wrapped up Sunday, June 13th, and has announced the winners of the festival awards. Three groups determined the winners: 1) The external panels of judges, 2) The festival Board of Directors, and 3) the Audience. Thro...

Cinéma Public announces a series of outdoor screenings at Le LIVART

WUHAN WUHAN by Yung Chang  © The Film Collaborative   The Cinéma Public team is thrilled to announce that Le LIVART will welcome a special series of outdoor screenings from June 22 to August 13. Fulfilling its mission to humanize the cinematic experience via crowd-pleasing, stimulating events, this is a natural collaboration with Le LIVART, an arts centre that shares common values, such as facilitating access to arts and culture for the general public and fostering meet...

MNFF is back In-Person August 25-29!

  THE MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN PERSON AUGUST 25-29, 2021!! HERE'S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE PROGRAM 5 Days of Screenings Beginning Wednesday, August 25 and running through the Closing Night film on Sunday, August 29.  Over 100 films scheduled. More Screenings Per Day & New Screening Times Wednesday [8/25]: 9a, 1130a, 2p Thursday [8/26]: 9a, 1130a, 2p and 715p Friday [8/27]: 9a, 1130a, 2p and 715p Saturday [8/28]: 9a...

The makers & shakers Awards is calling for entries

The makers & shakers Awards is calling for entries from the commercial, TV, feature film, animation and gaming sectors for the second edition of the yearly awards, brought to you by The Location Guide, makers magazine and FOCUS. Entries are open until the 23rd of July 2021 and works completed between the 1st of September 2020 and the 31st of August 2021 are eligible.   The makers & shakers Awards celebrate excellence in global production was launched at BAFTA in December 2019. ...

Telluride Film Festival Selects Barry Jenkins as 2021 Guest Director

Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins as its 2021 Guest Director. The celebrated filmmaker is set to select a series of films to present at the 48h Telluride Film Festival running September 2 - 6, 2021.    Festival organizers annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation of the Festival’s program lineup. The Guest Director serves as ...

Finalists of our partner festival French Riviera Film Festival

Scheduled from July 10-14, 2021, the third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to announce the finalist shorts of the 2021 competition, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.  “While the Festival de Cannes has decided to go on this year, we have opted to hold our festival online again,” adds Goesseringer Muj. “We look forward to returning to Cannes in May 2022...

Launching Red Sea Fund: $10 million to back projects with directors from the Arab World and Africa

  The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation has announced the Red Sea Fund. The $10 million fund will support projects with directors from the Arab World and Africa, launching a new generation of filmmakers and supporting established auteurs as they bring their work from script to screen.   The fund will back more than 100 projects in its first year, creating a game-changing boost for filmmakers from Africa and the Arab world by supporting fiction, documentary and animation feature f...

Edouard Waintrop set to join the Red Sea Film Festival as Artistic Director

Edouard Waintrop former Directors' Fortnight chief (2012-2018) has been announced to join the Red Sea Film Festival. The inaugural edition has been postponed to November 11-20. Photo Bruno Chatelin ...

The 23rd annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival has officially begun!

40+ films from Latinxs and Indigenous peoples from the Americas are streaming now.       ...

In Memoria Buddhadeb Dasguta (11 February 1944 - 10 June 2021)

Buddhadeb Dasguta  (11 February 1944 - 10 June 2021) Our friends Martine et Jean-Marc Thèrouanne (The International Festival of Asian Cinemas in Vesoul) share the following announcement with our audience. It is with great sadness that we have just learned on June 10, 2021 the death of our friend Buddhadeb Dasguta.  The International Festival of Asian Cinemas in Vesoul paid tribute to him in 2001. He returned to Vesoul in 2006 as president of the jury. The FICA presented se...

Grindstone Entertainment Group Nabs North American Rights to the fantasy adventure UPON THE MAGIC ROADS

  Grindstone Entertainment Group, a Lionsgate company, together with CTB Film Company and Luminescence, announced at KEY BUYERS EVENT: digital online market the acquisition of North American rights to the Russian box office hit Upon the Magic Roads. The film was released in Russia on 18th February 2021 and grossed an outstanding $15,9M in the local theaters. Worldwide rights are handled by the sales outfit Luminescence. The film is being s...

Houston International Sports Film Festival Award Winners announced

Houston International Sports Film Festival, one of few film festivals in the world dedicated to sports, announced the winner for its Sports Script Championship, presented by Event Horizon Films:   Gold: Blue Ball by Bruce Dundore When the baseball slugging grandson of an aging Italian gang leader falls in love with a daughter of the rival Irish gang leader, he suggests the two gangs break Sunday blue laws and play a game to avert all-out war, but when the Irish r...

Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

Bruno Chatelin has been entertaining very close links with the festival community in the past 30 years on the circuit. Some of his recent interviews. He has struck partnerships with most of the key festivals and markets. Check the most recent ones Cannes, AFM, Venice, Tallinn... Named Advisory Board Member in a few film festivals around the world; such as The Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening ...

Rooftop Films announces 2021 lineup for 25th Anniversary Summer Series in NYC

New York’s popular Summer Series returns with in-person screenings beginning June 17; lineup features Janicza Bravo’s ‘Zola’, ESPN’s ‘Once Upon a Time In Queens’ about the ‘86 Mets, & more   Festival will collaborate with iconic NY organizations including Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage & Jazz at Lincoln Center, plus If/Then & Field of Vision to create opportunities for filmmakers for 25th Anniversary&nb...

Holly Weird Film Festival Announces Lineup

    The other side of Hollywood is becoming fearless to the entertainment capital of the world.   The third annual Holly Weird Film Festival has announced the lineup for the 2021 season. Celebrating true original underground filmmaking, Holly Weird celebrates and showcases independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or an avant-garde challenge to what is expected or accepted. The festival is making it's mission to showcase the work of ...

8th Annual The Americas Film Festival New York Virtual Cinema Opens Monday, June 21 8th Annual The Americas Film Festival New York Virtual Cinema Opens Monday, June 21 with box-office hit THE WEASELS’ TALE by Oscar-award-winning director Juan José Campanella The Festival closes with award-winning dramatic feature MONKEY BEACH by Loretta S. Todd on Sunday, June 27 Special guests include filmmakers Loretta S. Todd, Grace Dove, Deirdre Fishel, Campbell Dalglish, Henrietta Mann, Marta Hincapié Uribe, Catherine Murphy All screenings are free ...


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