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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...

The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, highlights from the 11th edition

Celebrating 11 years of world-class films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora   Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture Presents a hybrid format in cinemas and online   The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 11th edition       Mark these dates in your fall calendar November 19-28, 2021   Now celebrating its 11th year, the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (SAFFM) is committed to showcasing new artistic work that fosters...

Costa Gavras Lifetime career award at 43rd EFEBO D'ORO

  43rd edition / Palermo, 14 - 20 November 2021   The Efebo d'Oro New Languages ​​Award - City of Palermo  to Austrian filmmaker, director, artist, author and curator Constanze Ruhm goes    The Efebo d'Oro Nuovi Linguaggi - Città di Palermo. The award will be presented during the 43rd edition of the Efebo d'Oro, scheduled in Palermo from 14 to 20 November 2021. Sigla Efebo 42 from efebodoro...

Americans are watching increasingly better films on streaming services – according to the Bad Movie Index

  The movies Americans like to watch on major streaming platforms are getting increasingly higher ratings. But both summer and Christmas are times when we tend to watch less quality cinema, and the U.S. is still far behind both Japan and UK when it comes to streaming top-rated movies. That’s the analysis of data coming from the “Bad Movie Index”, which takes a data-driven approach when looking at the top ten lists of movies from the world’s top five streamin...

AFI FEST 2021 Full Lineup Announced

The full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 is here! Featuring 115 titles, this year’s film festival will showcase internationally acclaimed and award-winning films, including Sony Pictures Classics’ PARALLEL MOTHERS, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The film joins the previously announced Red Carpet Premiere tit...

VIENNALE 2021 Program revealed

The program of the 59th edition of the Viennale, Austria’s largest film festival (October 21 to 31, 2021) has just been announced announcing the main sections in the program  Monographies, Cinematographies, Historiographies and the Restrospective. In 2021, film lovers in Vienna can once again breathe a sigh of relief. We consider ourselves lucky that, despite adverse conditions, we’ve been able to maintain the continuity of our event, having prepared the 59th edition of the V...

Sharing the 2021 Festival of Cinema NYC Photos

Check out over 3,000 photos that were taken throughout the entire run of the festival!  Visit our flickr page to view more than 3,000 photos from the 2021 Festival of Cinema NYC. Take a look at pictures from events that took place over the 10-day period, including our Street Fair Booth, Opening Night, Media & Press event, Moderated Panels, Filmmakers Q&A's, Awards Night and more!  Did you find yourself in any of the pics? Fee...

Ji.hlava celebrates 25th jubilee anniversary and reveals full line up

Six days, three hundred films, back in cinemas!    The jubilee 25th documentary Ji.hlava kicks-off in two weeks! Festival visitors can look forward to three hundred films including the latest Czech and international documentary cinema, a unique retrospective of Romanian experimental film, and a section dedicated to the American thinker and essayist Susan Sontag.  This year’s Ji.hlava Inspiration Forum will include a discussion with gender studies legend Judith Butler. Th...

Tasveer Festival showcases outstanding closing night events on October 24, 2021.

Tasveer Festival showcases outstanding closing night events on October 24, 2021. Tasveer Festival Closing Night Film: Americanish Live Comedy Showcase and Awards October 24, 2:00 PM - Broadway Performance Hall An in person evening of outstanding film and comedy! Closing night begins with Close Ties to Home Country, a charming short comedy about an immigrant dog walker who finds home in the hearts of rich people’s dogs. 2021 Student Academy Awa...

Highlights from The Ontario Screen Creator's Conference on Oct 23rd

Forest City Film Festival 2021 presents the much-anticipated industry weekend Ontario Screen Creator's Conference OSCC takes place Thursday, October 21 - Sunday, October 24, 2021 with a special early program on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Full event details here.    CASE STUDY: BEANS (2020)  Audiences can watch a case study on the successful 2020 film, BEANS, featuring key team members from the film. Inspired by true events, BEANS is abou...

Ojay New Mini Festival Focuses on Diversity

  A new mini-festival within the umbrella of the 22nd Annual Ojai Film Festival reflects the theme “Enriching the Human Spirit through Film.” This inaugural “Diversity and Inclusion for Social Impact and Vision” program explores the breadth of “diversity.” At the same time it examines “intersectionality,” aspects of a person’s identity that may cause conflict yet create an opportunity for understanding marginalized communities  ...

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Celebrates Its Partnership With The El Gouna Film Festival (GFF)

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) Celebrates Its Partnership With The El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) In The Fifth Year Of Their Collaboration On The GFFs CineGouna Platform & The Third Year Of The IEFTA & UNHCR Refugee Voices In Film Program Being Part Of The Cinema For Humanity Mandate Of The El Gouna Film Festival   The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) returns to the Egyptian Resort town on the banks of the Red S...

here comes a new FIFF

Light from a torch sweeps the landscape at night. A neon figure appears. Among ruins, the overall hides a face behind its opaque visor. Complete protection, nothing comes through the outfit. This is the dress code of a new era. Fribourg International Film Festival presents today both the poster of its next edition, which takes place from 18th to 27th March 2022, and the theme of its section Genre Cinema. The latter will focus on post-apocalyptic films – a topic which inspired the commun...

Cine Las America returns with a screening at AFS Cinema

Cine Las Americas is back with a partnership screening at Doc Days 2021, a festival of non-fiction cinema from around the world hosted annually by the Austin Film Society. Join CLA and AFS for the uplifting and joyous film, CUBAN DANCER!    AFS Doc Days 2021: CUBAN DANCER A film by Roberto Salinas Italy/Canada/Chile, 2021 Documentary, 90 min, Color English, Spanish with English subtitles   The Cuban Nationa...

SOFIE Award Nominated Films Set to Stream on Vimeo and Roku Starting November 1, 2021

The Short Film Awards will present a virtual screening of all of the 59 SOFIE Award nominated films on Vimeo and Roku, as part of The 7th Annual SOFIE Awards event, this year. “We are so excited to leverage the reach of Vimeo, a most-trusted and respected platform for filmmakers, and Roku, now boasting 55.1 million active viewer accounts, to foster even greater exposure for these amazing and deserving SOFIE Award nominated short films,” said Cindy Birch, Executive Director of The ...

Cairo Film Connection announces the selection of 15 projects in its 8th edition during the 43th CIFF

  A new edition shining a light on up and coming talent and returning celebrated filmmakers with their latest projects   The Cairo Film Connection (CFC) unveiled the selection of 15 feature narrative and documentary projects in development and post-production phases. CFC takes part within the framework of Cairo Industry Days, in partnership with the Arab Cinema Center, during the 43rd edition of Cairo International Film Festival running from November 26th to December 5th.  ...

Elba Film Festival wrapped, and the winners are...

  Elba Film Festival has come to an end, and we are excited to give you a sneak peek of a very successful third edition...   ...

This year, the LUMIERE Bernard Chardère Prize will be attributed to Thierry Lounas

The passion for cinema can also be found between the pages of books, biographies, fine arts publications or film reviews. In this spirit, every year the Bernard Chardère Prize recognizes an illustrious critic, historian, author or publisher. The prize is named after the film critic and historian from Lyon Bernard Chardère, founder of Positif in 1952 and former managing director of the Lumière Institute in 1982... and who never left Lyon.   This year, the Bernar...

Aliens on Halloween wins 1st place at 11th McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival

11th McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival A big thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted films to this year’s 11th McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival. Not only was it a difficult task to narrow down the hundreds of films submitted to this year’s selection, but our judges had a very long discussion to select this year’s finalists and winners. While we were hoping to hold an in-person festival back in the theater this year, as well as an online experience, th...

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Miami Film Festival GEMS Announces Line-Up for In-Person Event, November 4-10

Fest Opens with Pedro Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers,” Will Smith’s “King Richard” to Serve as Centerpiece Screening     Miami, FL — Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned Miami Film Festival today unveiled the line-up for the eighth annual edition of its acclaimed Miami Film Festival GEMS, expanding to seven days from its traditional four-day format. Legendary Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almod...

The 27th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival program

  Each night from Friday, October 15th – Sunday Oct. 17th, 2021 @ 8:30pm   A rarefied and unique event: A drive-in movie festival high in the eastern California Sierra Mountains! Screening the weird, unusual and significantly great (but, probably, unheralded) movies of the world for the past 26 years. Nothin' like it!                           ...

exground filmfest 34 to take place from 12 to 21 November Back on the Big Screen

   Save the Date: exground filmfest 34 to take place from 12 to 21 November Back on the Big Screen // Country Focus USA // Video Art From 12 to 21 November 2021, exground filmfest will finally be returning to cinemas for its 34th edition. After last year's festival edition was forced to forego its original hybrid concept for an exclusively online version on short notice, the film programme, featuring myriad gems of international indie cinema, can final...

UK Native Spirit Festival: 14th edition will run October 12 – November 20, 2021

Native Spirit Foundation are excited to bring the Native Spirit Film Festival (NSFF) back for its 15th year. As an entirely volunteer-run, not-profit organisation we value any help we can receive in promoting Indigenous films and filmmakers.  Native Spirit Festival is the UK's first and only annual Independent festival to promote Native Filmmakers, Media and Artists, with increasing focus on Narrative Sovereignty. The festival is part of Native Spirit Foun...

Key West Film Festival Announces “Golden Key For Costume Design” Honoring PAUL TAZEE Emmy &Tony Award-Winning Costume Designer

  KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SIXTH ANNUAL “GOLDEN KEY FOR COSTUME DESIGN” HONORING EMMY AND TONY AWARD-WINNING  COSTUME DESIGNER PAUL TAZEWELL 2021 FESTIVAL RUNS NOVEMBER 17TH -21ST New York, NY- October 5, 2021 — The Key West Film Festival announced today the recipient of its sixth annual Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design, honoring Emmy and Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell.  ...


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