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  SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES AFM 2021 Online from American Film Market on Vimeo. AFM 2021 runs November 1-5, 2021 will be covering The online AFM 2021  (42 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We wo...

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Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Festival (Bulletin Board), your Film (Showcase)...

“C’mon C’mon” - REVIEW

“The Light At The End Of The 2020 Tunnel” - San Diego Film Festival Reviews: “C’mon C’mon”, United States, 2021, directed by Mike Mills.   After more than a year and a half of empty movie theaters and virtual screenings, cinema is officially back in San Diego. What better way to open up the 20th anniversary of the San Diego Film Festival, than a screening of Mike Mills’ heart-felt feature C’mon C’mon.    The film stars Jo...

The Battle of the Kirstens Scored by Jonny Greenwood (Film Comparison of “Power of the Dog” vs “Spencer”)

Friday closed with a bang. Two powerhouse, sure to be Oscar contenders, screened back to back to sold out crowds. Jonny Greenwood scored both films in what is sure to clinch him multiple Oscar nominations. Kirsten Dunst and Kirsten Stewart went head to head as two leaders in the best actress race this year. So, I feel it is appropriate to compare the two films.   Power of the Dog is a tension filled, slow moving story about toxic masculinity set in an early 1900s Cowboy dominated re...

"The French Dispatch" - REVIEW

I opened my weekend with a bold and experimental visual experience provided by none other than Wes Anderson. "The French Dispatch" may have been met with inconsistent critical reviews during itss festival run, but don't let that fool you. The film is a 1 hour and 48 minute indulgence of everything we've come to love about Wes Anderson's cinematic style. From shifting color grades that go from color to black and white at the flick of a switch, to the classic Wes Anderson a...

Official selection of Ji.hlava Opus Bonum international competition announced!

    Fifteen titles have been selected to the Opus Bonum international competition at the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF. Eleven films will be screened in their world premiere, and four will have their international premiere at Ji.hlava. On the occassion of the 25th jubilee edition of Ji.hlava IDFF we have revamped the festival’s competition sections, the jury structure as well as the award categories. The aim is to pay tribute to documentary cinema which has been undergoing enormo...

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...

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...

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...

Golden Apricot Reviews: Asghar Farhadi's Hero

     Golden Apricot  Reviews:  "A Hero", Iranian, 2021, directed by Asghar Farhadi by Alex Delonian    Asghar  is a past master of the shaggy dog story that makes mountains out of mole hills yet manages to maintain interest.  He is also very good at getting the best out of his actors. The  so-called hero of this film is Rahim Soltani who is in and out of jail on debtors charges for failure to pa...

SPLENDID LAND: rights available worldwide

The China-Greece co-production documentary Splendid Land, directed by Eleni Vlassi & Jin Huaqing, entering the festival circuit won the Best International Short Documentary Award and the Audience Award, in the International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra & Awards and the International Film Festival of Crete, which took place in Crete from 7 till 21 August 2021. This film presents the wonderful land of Xinjiang, China and its ancient customs through a musician pursuing the Mukam...

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...

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.  ...

Golden Apricot Reviews: Three aspects of Genocide

By Alex Deleon,   Evolucion,  director Kornel Mundruczo, Hungary.. A stifling regurgitation of all the atrocities perpetrated upon the Jews in the concentration camps and elsewhere, as told by a bitter aging Hungarian mother to her unreceptive daughter. The mother was born in Auschwitz and somehow survived to tell the tale. The daughter who would rather forget the Holocaust doesn't really want to hear all this, but the mother d...

Golden Apricot Reviews: "Maro's Secret". (El secreto de Maró): truly truly truly amazing!

By Alex Deleon, Yerevan  "Maro's Secret", at Moskva Theater Red Hall: director Alejandro Magnone starring the amazing Norma Aleandro, age 85. This actress is truly truly truly amazing! Rarely does the first film you see at a festival make such an impression that you feel your festival is made right there, even if you don't see another picture. That was  my reaction yesterday to the  unheralded Argentine drama  "Maro's Secret" starr...

Discover new docs at LFF 2021

  The world's best new docs 6-17 OCT | IN PERSON AND ONLINE   It’s a banner year for documentaries at the 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. Discover the films nominated in Documentary Competition and more! Delve deep into the programme with our discovery passes. There are five curated passes to choose from, Female Filmmakers, Doc Discovery, New Voices, Series and International Perspectives. Choose 3 films for only £30. EXPL...

300+ Sales & Production Companies Confirmed for AFM online 2021

Preview the AFM 2021 Online Interactive Campus... Sales and production companies from 25+ countries are confirmed so far including Altitude Film Sales, Anton, Arclight Films, China Film Promotion, Cornerstone, Dogwoof, The Exchange, Fabrication Films, Gaumont, GFM, HanWay, Global Screen, Highland Film Group, Lakeshore, Lionsgate, Millennium Media, Myriad, Pathé International, Picture Tree International, Protagonist Pictures, Sierra/Affinity, TF1 Studio, UniFrance, WestEnd Films, XYZ Film...

Red Sea International Film Festival announced the selected projects and films selected for the Red Sea Souk

Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous by Wissam Charaf (France, Lebanon, Italy), Contra by Lotfy Nathan (Tunisia, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany), Abdelinho by Hicham Ayouch (Morocco, France) The Red Sea Souk, an initiative designed to discover and connect Arab and African filmmakers from the region, will host its first edition this December 8 – 11, 2021 as part of the Red Sea International Film Festival. It will comprise a Project Market, screenings of films in-pro...

VIDEO: new trailer for 'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City'

SONY PICTURES RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER OF “RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY” A Video Game Inspired Thriller From Writer-Director Johannes Roberts #WelcomeToRaccoonCity will premiere exclusively in theaters November 24   RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough. Director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down; The Strangers: Prey at Night) brings...

Tribeca Enterprises Announces Next Fall Preview Event: HBO's LOVE LIFE Screening and Q&A

    A Screening and Conversation with the Cast and Creative Team from the HBO Max Series  Love Life to Take Place on October 24th   Tribeca Enterprises today announced the latest event to its Tribeca Fall Preview series, a screening and conversation with the mega-talented team from the Max Original romantic comedy anthology series Love Life. The event will take place on October 24th at 7:00 pm at the DGA Theater located at 110 West 57th Street. This is the second event a...

The BFI London Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of "The Harder They Fall" by Jeymes Samuel

Idris Elba, Regina King and Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter joined director Jeymes Samuel on the red carpet of the Opening Night Gala of the 65th BFI London Film Festival (6-17 October) for the world premiere of their revolutionary new western, The Harder They Fall.     Pictured Regina King, Jeymes Samuel, Shawn Carter and Sabrina Elba Photos by Fabiola Bonnot ...

DOCLISBOA 2021 Complete line-up unveiled

249 Films, 51 World premieres, 46 Portuguese films, 62 Countries represented at DOCLISBOA 2021   The programme of the 19th edition of Doclisboa was unveiled during the press conference that took place today, at Culturgest, with the presence of Joana Gusmão, Joana de Sousa and Miguel Ribeiro (Directors - Doclisboa), Maria João Gonçalves (Member of the Board of Directors - Culturgest), Joana Gomes Cardoso (Chairman of the Board Administration - EGEAC) and Jos&...

The new project called KINOLABORATORIA just launched

  For the first time in history of the New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival which will be held this year on 6-13 October there will be organized a new project called KINOLABORATORIA specifically made with the support of Hennessy Perspectives for those directors, producers and script writers who only begin the career in the film industry.    On 7-10 October the participants will introduce their projects in progress and will attend some lectures and workshops in...

Aliens on Halloween goes to Cannes

The film was selected to screen in the Cannes SHORT FILM CORNER!     Riker Lynch was in Cannes to present his latest short film which he wrote and directed: "Aliens on Halloween". He came to perform two songs on invitation by 'OFF de Cannes' and Bruno Chatelin, Jury President. Cannes July 14th Bastille Day... and "Sex on the Beach" by riker and the beachcombers... Party time!   ...

Aliens on Halloween - synopsis

"In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood."   ...


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