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15th Annual New Media Film Festival® Offers a Unique Look Into the Future

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Los Angeles,– As the New Media Film Festival® (NMFF) marks its 15th year of innovation and storytelling excellence, anticipation builds for a groundbreaking event on June 5-6, 2024, in the heart of Los Angeles. A prestigious panel of judges from Marvel, HBO, PBS, BBC, Grammys, Emmys, Simon & Schuster, and Rolling Stone will give out $45,000 in awards and evaluate creator submissions from over 20 countries that explore visions of the future through AI, animation, virtual reality,...

All films announced for Tallgrass Film Festival

  Oct 5-8 – Tallgrass Film Festival – Opening Night + Spotlights and Narrative + Doc Feature & Shorts Competitions   ...

„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Book with Photos

Great news! As a prelude to the movie premiere, a book with photos by members of the film team has been published! The book by Ana Bilić contains selected film stills, set photos and photos of rehearsals that she took herself. A special selection! Included is also her statement about the film as a director. Available as a paperback in landscape format and available now on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3YwynQB Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 Watch the music video: ht...

Call for Entry 24th Ojai Film Festival

Both the Ojai Film Festival and their Screenplay Competitions opened to submissions February 1, a full month early. The call for entries window also closes sooner, on June 1, 2023. The extra thirty days will allow organizers to plan and promote an extraordinary event. “Submissions opened one month earlier than previous years to give us more time to thoroughly screen the more than 450 submissions we receive from around the world." Festival President Jon Lambert said. "We look...

„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Official Selection on the Sydney Australian Film Festival

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected on the Sydney Australian Film Festival in Australia in the category Best Soundtrack! We are happy, delighted and grateful! Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 More information: https://heidelerche-film.cittador.com ...

Monica, actor Trace Lysette, la_Biennale di Venezia’22 cinema, sketch by Nesta Morgan

Trace Lysette, actor in Monica at La-Biennale di Venezia'22 interview illustration by Nesta Morgan Venice Film Festival ...

Videoex Experimental Film & Video Festival Date: 21 - 29 May

During nine days, Videoex presents in its 24th edition more than 150 international and Swiss works. In addition to the extensive competition, it curates retrospectives, special programs, discussions and a supporting program of live acts and installations. Various workshops will introduce adults as well as children and young people to the medium of film. From Switzerland, we will be showing the experimental and Super 8 films of Zurich filmmaker Anka Schmid, which were made in the turbulent 1980s, as part of the CH Focus. Artist and this year's Artist Focus Rosa Barba creates sculptural, bizarrely beautiful images of human inscriptions in nature. For the Artist Specials, three artists will be represented at the festival: Lawrence Abu Hamdan makes forensic hearing visible, Neïl Beloufa tells of content decomposition and colonialism by means of a formal break with cinematic conventions, and Basma Alsharif interweaves geopolitical landscapes such as her native Palestine with human existence. While the Swiss and International Competitions provide a representative snapshot of experimental filmmaking, the major guest program Arab Wave is dedicated to the artistic and cinematic works of the Arab Mediterranean.


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Submissions Now Open for 23rd Ojai Film Festival

Ojai Film Festival, ranked one of the top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway, continues to grow in prestige. The festival, which begins November 3, 2022, showcases the finest new films by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Both the film and screenplay competitions opened to submissions March 1. In the previous 22 years 15 alumni received Academy Award nominations, two won an Oscar, and numerous others went on to gain distribution and win prestigious awa...

Open for film submissions! International Thai Film Festival 2022 (ITFF2022)

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Submit your film to the International Thai Film Festival 2022 via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/thaifilmfest or via FestHome: https://festhome.com/f/3906 International Thai Film Festival [International Film & Entertainment Industry Awards of Thailand] welcomes short film, animation, feature film and music video submissions from anywhere in the world, accepting productions in all styles and genres. ITFF Website: https://www.thaifilmfestival.com ITFF on Facebook: https://www.f...

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival - 2022 Call for Entries

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival - 2022 Call for Entries Now in its 18th edition Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival presents an artistically ambitious programme of new cinema and artists’ moving image. A platform for emerging and established artists and filmmakers, BFMAF is inspired by its surroundings to push boundaries and explore the unexplored. The 2022 Call for Entries is now open. Named by FilmFreeway and Moviemaker magazine as one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in t...

DOC NYC 2021 Interview with Alessandro Rossellini, Director of THE ROSSELLINIS ~ By Claire Varney

Alessandro Rossellini is the grandson of Roberto Rossellini (ROME, OPEN CITY), one of Italy's most prominent directors of Italian neorealist cinema.    Alessandro is a photographer who struggled with drugs for years before becoming a drug rehabilitation counseler.     He discusses why he wanted to make this documentary about his famous family. The film that delves deep into their past and present, and examines the ongoing impact of family relations and influence....

It's Showtime @ the 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

  Tickets on Sale Now! Films . Schedule/Tickets * Due to the current pandemic situation, and the safety of the attendees, the Iranian Film Festival will be VIRTUAL this year, presenting a record-breaking 60 films at its 14th annual event, September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand option [VOD] is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. The films range from fiction, documentary, animation, shorts, children....to m...

"My Pandemic Year" is Brym's new documentary film

Featuring characters from all around the world and all different aged groups, Ester Brym's new film "My Pandemic Year' promises intimate look into people's lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown.  The various testiomonies bring us closer to what connected all of us during the long months of social distancing worldwide. Divided into four seasons, each character dives deeper into their struggles, fears but also things they gained and learnt to love thanks to the eff...

Call for Entry – 19th International Animation Film Festival Baden, Switzerland

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Fantoche calls up innovative, courageous, and creative filmmakers to submit their new films now on filmfreeway.com/festival/Fantoche or fantoche.ch/submit. Fantoche is looking forward to the latest short films in any possible animation technique! Animated shorts are eligible for Fantoche’s 2018 competitions if they’ve been completed after 31 March 2018 and last no longer than 40 minutes.   Submission is free of charge and will close on 16 May 2021....

International Thai Film Festival 2021 (September 17 – 19, 2021) is open for entries

International Thai Film Festival is open for film submissions! Submit your film via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/thaifilmfest Submit your film via FestHome: https://filmmakers.festhome.com/f/3906 INTERNATIONAL THAI FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (ITFF Film & Entertainment Industry Awards) welcomes short film, animation, feature film and music video submissions from anywhere in the world, accepting productions in all styles and genres. Website: https://www.thaifilmfestival.co...

EFN Festival - Less than a month to submit!

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LESS THAN A MONTH TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM   ***We accept films of any genre and type: COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR, ANIMATION, DOCUMENTARY, all are welcome***   ...

"terroir" to play in the 25th anniversary of Videopoesia Videobardo in Argentina!

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"terroir" has been selected from over 430 entries to participate in the 25th anniversary of the Videopoesia Videobardo Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina during dates to be determined in 2021. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed, written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" was fi...

Independent Film Institute is the New Home for Indie Filmmakers and Movie Fans alike

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Independent Film Institute showcases exemplary independent films that have been selected by professional filmmakers. IFI provides top indie filmmakers with a venue to present their work and to gain worldwide viewership and promotion. IFI fulfills a vital need by providing professional feedback and detailed evaluations to indie filmmakers. IFI selectees are then invited to their fellowship where they can network with other creative and talented people. Their work is added to IFI’s selectio...

"terroir" to play EQUIS Film Festival in Ecuador!

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"terroir" has been accepted to EQUIS Festival de Cine Feminista de Ecuador for November 11-22, 2020. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, it will be presented online, sponsored by the US Embassy and Consulate there. To access the portal and watch: https://equisvirtual.eventive.org/films/terru%C3%B1o-5f779086a41be9012e7966d9 "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of ...

"terroir" up for a Weimar Poetry Award!

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"terroir" is competing for a Weimar Poetry Award in the Women in Resistance category at the International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia in Germany, October 22-25, 2020. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the festival will be held online. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de C...

Post Show Report of "Focus on India" Forum Organised at Venice Film Festival, 2020

“The Venice Film festival has stood as a symbol of recognition of cinematic excellence at an international platform,” said Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in his address at Venice Film Festival 2020, where India is the focus country this year. “It is with great pleasure that I am announcing that India and Italy have agreed on the rules of procedure for co-production treaty and it is hoped that it will take our joint collab...

2020 Global Peace Film Festival Film Guide is loive; PASSES NOW ON SALE

The film lineup and guide for the 2020 virtual Global Peace Film Festival is now live and can be seen here. The festival will screen all films online from Sept. 21 to Oct. 4.  Passes for the festival are now available for purchase.   ...

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival & Symposium 2020

DX2020 SNEAK PEAK With just eight weeks until Double Exposure, we’re excited to share a preview of the sessions and speakers who will shape our sixth edition. More workshops, master classes, new investigative films and one-on-one meetings are just the beginning of this...

Burgas International Film Festival 2020 AWARDS

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Eight festival evenings, over 30 film titles, a rich accompanying program. In short, that’s how the fifth edition of the Burgas International Film Festival took place. The jury consisting of Rushen Vidinliev, Alexander Stanishev, Ferenz Török, Stefan Bohun awarded the prize “Danny Lerner” in the amount of 10, 000 euros in studio services from Nu Boyana Film Studios to the film “Los Lobos”/ Los Lobos movie, directed by Samuel Kishi. A special men...

"terroir" is accepted to the Pune Short Film Festival in India!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the Pune Short Film Festival in Pune, India for later this fall (exact date to be determined due to the pandemic). "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in ...

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