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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...

Submit through our partner DocFilmDepot WE HAVE IMAGINED A FUN, SECURE, AND WELL ADAPTED TOOL TO THE ENVIRONMENT FOR DOCUMENTARY CINEMA. Docfilmdepot is a platform that allows directors, producers and distributors of documentary films to manage their call for entries at several festivals. It allows you to create an account, to register one or more films whatever the genre to which they belong, to download the corresponding files, then to submit them to the festivals of your choice, partn...

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IFFI 52, 051: Towards better IFFIs

IFFI 52, 051: Towards better IFFIs What makes a good international film festival? Some criteria. Good international films Good Indian films Good scheduling Good international participation Good fringe events Good ‘festival’/festivities Good venues, with good projection Good budget Good (long-term) independent directors and heads of departments Good and early planning Quality of films selected is a reflection of the ...

French Riviera Film Festival Partners with SPARQ for 2022 Hybrid Global Event

    The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that celebrates short film and short-form content will once again be held live and in person on the Riviera, during the time period of the Festival de Cannes, the announcement was made today by FRFF founders Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna.  FRFF 2022 will be held at the Eden Hotel and Resort in Cannes, France on May 20 and 21, 2022. returning as media partner. ...

Merger with NFDC: Are the media units fighting a losing battle?

Merger with NFDC: Are the media units fighting a losing battle? While the proposal to bring four media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under the umbrella of the NFDC is being debated in the media, among the stake-holders and the concerned public in general, we need to look at a decision of the High Court, dated 07 October 2021, in a Petition filed by the Films Division Staff Association against the Union of India. This decision underscores that any attempt to prevent th...

IFFI 52, 050: Post IFFI, FIPRESCI organises seminar on the closure of 4 media units, including DFF

IFFI 52, 050: Post IFFI, FIPRESCI organises seminar on the closure of 4 media units, including DFF FIPRESCI-India, the India Chapter of the International Federation of Film Critics, usually holds its Annual General Meeting during IFFI, in Panaji, Goa. But in view of the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic, very few of its members, who are scattered all over India, attended IFFI 52, in November 2021. The meeting was, consequently held online. Soon afterwards, the media was agog with reports that th...

IFFI 52, 049: Will IFFI be the same ever again?

IFFI 52, 049: Will IFFI be the same ever again? In 2004, the Government of India decided to shift the travelling International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to Goa, and soon confirmed that this will be the permanent venue. That it has been, for 17 years now. What prompted the decision to choose the capital city of Goa, Panaji, as the permanent venue remains open to question. Goa has negligible film production and even more negligible film culture. It is already a prime tourist attraction, and...

IFFI 52, 048: A look at NFDC, its Board and Management

IFFI 52, 048: A look at NFDC, its Board and Management Now that National Film Development Corporation is all set to absorb Directorate of Film Festivals, Films Division, Children’s Film Society of India and National Film Archive of India, it’s time to take a good look at NFDC itself. There is no mention at all of this merger on its website yet, but we do know about the re-structuring, especially at the top. They have a new Managing Director, and he is called Ravinder Bhakar. Ra...

European Film Market 2022: Exhibition Spaces Largely Booked Out

SHAPING CHANGE: "EFM Industry Sessions" Call on the Film and Media Industry to Jointly Shape the Future The EFM is expecting buzzing business not only at its main location, the impressive Gropius Bau, as the industry returns to Berlin © EFM / Juliane Eirich The European Film Market (EFM) of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 10 to 17, 2022 under the motto "It all (re)starts here"...

Marché du Film returns in Cannes 17 to 25 May

  2022 is coming! The Marché du Film team wishes you a Happy Holiday season and all the best for the year to come! We are looking forward to seeing you from 17 to 25 May in Cannes.  Save-the-Date: Registration opens on 14 February.   ...

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What Makes a Good Film?

  ...An adaptation of a good book (series like frank Herbert's)... ? there is more of course   If ever there was a subjective question, then it would be this one. To analyse what exactly makes a good film arguably takes away from the magic of films themselves. Everyone will agree that films are one of the most loved things on Earth and one only must look at how much money the industry rakes in to see this in numbers. The allure of films was almost instantaneous following the bir...

Ventana Sur conference program in full gear: Bienvenidos a Ventana Sur 2021

  Conference program online! Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BEYOND BORDERS: SALES & ACQUISITIONS In this panel of leading experts in sales, acquisition and distribution we discuss the current and future of film with an emphasis on the industry, commenting on different experiences in markets and with film productions. MAS ALLÁ DE LAS FRONTERAS: ADQUISICIÓN Y VENTAS Especialistas en ventas, adquisición y distribución discuten a...

IBC Cancels Amsterdam Event Amidst Escalating COVID Concerns

IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event has been cancelled. The move follows growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the past week, and feedback from the IBC exhibitor and visitor community. The IBC Partnership Board made the decision today in order to prevent exhibitors and visitors from travelling to The Netherlands. Due to take place on December 3-6 at The RAI in Amsterdam, IBC20201 will now focus on bringing the content and tech...

Asia Video Summit Wraps Up a Week of Events Highlighting the Resilience of the Industry

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) ended off the year with a series of virtual conferences attended by over 1600 delegates across Asia Pacific, and its first in-person industry conference and dinner in over two years, Resilience 100, at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.    The Asia Video Summit, which was supported by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor, was honoured to have Mr. Edward Yau, GBS, JP, Secretary ...

Submissions open for the Julien Dubuque Film Festival: April 20 – 24, 2022

Regular Deadline: December 6, 2021  We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information.   Email I  467 Bluff Street Dubuque, IA 52001 United States I Website I Profile on I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT   Known for it's quaint loca...

Call for entry for the 17th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 19-23, 2022)

December 10, 2021 Late Deadline December 31, 2021 Extended Deadline SUBMIT I Website I Profile on I  Email contact I Facebook I Twitter     Submission Deadlines for MBIFF 17 Submission Deadlines for MBIFF 17   October 2nd to November 19th                  &nbs...

RIPPLES: Chinese Whispers

A gentle but gorgeously photographed short documentary, QUIETLY seems to offer some correctives to current tales of social or humanitarian injustices within the vast lands of China. A handful of artlessly handled interviews with hard-working women from the distant province of Xinjiang  reveal a country  where the traditional and contemporary ways of life seem to blend smoothly, even successfully. A dutiful daughter is packing cotton for despatch, picked in the enormous fiel...

RIPPLES : gathering embrace and awards on the festival circuit

Prague, Czech Republic-On October 22, 2021, the Prague Film Festival Awards Ceremony was held online. The film RIPPLES won "Best  Documentary Short  Film" and the  "Audience Award", it was screened on the online platform of the Festival, attracting a large audience, one of the comments described it as  "a magnifying glass to see the real life in Xinjiang, China". A few days later the film won Grand Jury Prize at the Amsterdam International Fil...

RIPPLES: Stories of Businesswomen from Xinjiang to Yiwu

Benoit Lelievre: director Huaqing Jin:  co-director   Ripples is a documentary short that focuses on how trade restrictions on cotton from Xinjiang since 2020 has affected four women who have lived in Yiwu, China for the past several years. They were born in Xinjiang and moved to Yiwu and with members of their families run their own business. In their stories they express a longing for Xinjiang and its natural resources, an autonomous region in China where 80% of the country&...

RIPPLES - Yiwu Women: Successes and Concerns

RIPPLES  by Benoit Lelievre offers a cogent interpretation of their lifes by some women who have spent several years in  Yiwu City in the Zhejiang Province of China settling there coming from the  landlocked  Xinjiang autonomous Uyghur province where Uyghurs and Han Chinese live together. Also popular as a foreign tourist destination  it has lately drawn international  media attention to its  cotton industry boycott  by some Western  countries.&nbs...

RIPPLES, Review: A silky, velvety film about cotton-rich Xinjiang

RIPPLES is film about Muslim women of Xinjiang, who now live in Yiwu, and how they miss their homeland. While China is universally acknowledged as a military and economic super-power, prejudices and misconceptions about the country’s internal matters abound. One such contentious issue is the plight of the Uyghur (Uighur) Muslims, who form a large part of the population of its Xinjiang province, in the north-west, an autonomous region, like Tibet. It is bordered by the Chinese province...


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