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  • First Annual French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Form Film Content Announces Jury
    by French Riviera Film Festival on May 10, 2019 at 3:39 PM

      Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to announce the preliminary judges panel for the first annual French Riviera Film Festival www.frenchrivierafilmfestival.com (FRFF) that will be held on May 18 and 19, 2019 in Cannes, France at Eden Hôtel & Spa (www.eden-hotel-cannes.com).   The jury for the inaugural festival includes:   Lena Basse, journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press Michael Benaroya, founder, Independent Film Trust Claude Brickell, filmmaker/screenwriter/educator Bruno Chatelin, filmfestivals.com co founder, curator of the Best for Fests Paul Cruz, director, Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Anna Marie de la Fuente, journalist, Variety Ana Remos, publisher/co-founder www.azureazure.com Eileen Tasca, founder, Alien Pictures Dr. Laura Wilhelm, journalist, The Hollywood Times   Additional judges to be announced soon.   “Gotham Chandna and I are honored to have such an esteemed group of industry professionals serving on our jury in its inaugural year,” commented Nicole Muj, FRFF co-founder. “Our jury members all recognize the growing importance of short form content for all platforms, and we’re delighted that our filmmakers will have a chance to showcase their works to them.”   FRFF will recognize and celebrate short form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. The prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Lifestyle Programming, Audience Favorite Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, as well as special Industry Awards. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers. Filmmakers and content creators can submit their films now at: https://filmfreeway.com/FrenchRivieraFilmFestival SUBMIT I Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I  Email contact FRFF’s Advisory Board includes Michael Benoraya, Founder, International Film Trust (www.iftsales.com), Bruno Chatelin (www.filmfestivals.com), Larry Namer (www.metanglobal.com), president/CEO,  Metan Global Entertainment Group, Ana B. Remos, vice president, editorial director & founder, (www.azureazure.com), and Daphna Edwards Ziman, president, Cinémoi USA (www.cinemoi.tv).      Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International have produced numerous successful industry special events, including the “Global Film Showcase” in partnership with ROSKINO during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film, the  “Indie Film Showcase at Park City” and “A Salute to Akira Kurosawa” with China’s Jinke Entertainment in Cannes in 2017.   The partners are also producting a special "Production Without Borders" special event (no badge required) on November 5, 2018 at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA, featuring top names in the international film industry.    https://filmfestivals.com/blog/nicole_goesseringer_muj/production_without_borders_featuring_top_international_entertainment_executives_set_for_santa The companies have co-produced events and worked with top entertainment and technology brands, including E! Entertainment Television, Eurocinema, Metan Global Entertainment Group, 8K Miles Media Group, Maverick Entertainment, Sony Interactive, Oculus, Cinando, Euromed, ECU Film Festival, Creative Coalition, plus many others. &nbs […]

  • OPEN CALL - SUBMIT YOUR SHORTS TO LOST WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
    by Lost World Film Festival on April 15, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    March 16, 2019  Regular Deadline I April 15, 2019 Late Deadline I April 16, 2019 Notification Date I June 1 – 5, 2019 Event Date OPEN CALL for SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS TO: LOST WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - PALEOCHORA Submit Here (All genres considered) https://filmfreeway.com/PaleochoraLostWorldShortFilmFestival The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre. In due course we will announce details of parallel Talks and Master Classes which will be included in our Film Festival Programme. Keep a weather eye for details both here and on our website. In addition to our listed venues, we are also aiming to include Open Air evening screenings in Central Paleochora. More news on this once we have finalised the details. We have a limited number of complimentary rooms which the Paleochora Hotel Association has kindly offered to Officially Selected International visiting filmmakers. Once submissions close on April 15th, there will be an immediate lottery to determine which filmmakers will win complimentary accommodation.  (To be eligible, filmmakers must have reached Official Selection Status plus provide us with evidence of Travel to Crete arrangements/bookings. There will also be special hotel discounts available for Festival attendees. We are open to all genres of Short Films, with the exception of gratuitous Horror. Our core festival team is made up of a small group of volunteers, film enthusiasts and film professionals. Our goal is to provide the best possible communication and a fun, productive festival experience. If there is anything we can assist with, please send us an email and we will do our best to reply within 48hrs. We look forward to your Film Submission.   Awards & Prizes Awards are not our top priority, great filmmaking is! If your Film is selected to screen at the Festival, it means we love it and know that our audience will too. We also expect to have to make tough choices about which films make it onto our Festival programme. However, since another of our big goals is to make this a Festival where Filmmakers take the opportunity to fully participate by attending our event, there is an LWSFF Award section reserved exclusively for participating Filmmakers who attend in person at our Festival in Paleochora. Award Categories:  Best International Short Film  Best Short Documentary  Best Director  Best Cinematography  Best Original Music  Best Screenplay  Best Short Film Cast  Best Short Animation  Best Greek Short Film Rules & Terms - Films up to 30 minutes are eligible - As of 20/10/18 we have introduced a small Fee for the Greek Short Film category (submitters prior to this date will not be affected) If you are a Greek Filmmaker, permanently residing in Greece, a secondary option is to complete our Entry Form available on our website and request a Fee Waiver *Genuine Greek Short Filmmakers ONLY* Fee Waivers will be decided on a case by case basis. - All International and International Greek Filmmakers must provide a working link (with or without password) to a digital screener on Vimeo or equivalent through FilmFreeway. Greek filmmakers who actually live in Greece (Proven Greek residents) will be considered by submission of Entry Form only (available on our WEBSITE). A working link to a screener (or alternative) will still be still required. (DVD's will Not be accepted) Fees are waived for proven Greek Residents. Files should not exceed 2GB. - Screeners must be Downloadable (Mp4). Also, please make the ‘Watch Later’ feature available on Vimeo. - All Short Film Genres eligible with the exception of Gratuitous Horror - All films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English. While not obligatory, foreign language films that can provide both English and Greek subtitles are preferred. - Make sure all licenses are cleared and in order before submitting. We are not liable to copyright infringement. - Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web and at live Festival events. - We do not pay Screening Fees - The entry fee is not refundable. - For International entries, only completed entries (payment and screener submitted) will be processed and considered for screening. - To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us. - Your submission implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this film for consideration, along with your acceptance of Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival (LWSFF) regulations. By submitting to the festival, you confirm that the film is authorized to use all images, sounds and music appearing in the film. Your submission also implies that you have read and understood the festival regulations. Finally, you agree to allow LWSFF the use of your film and publicity materials from your film for promotional purposes. - Once you submit your film, you agree that we can use your film data confidentially in order to develop our services - There is no Premier requirement - There are No Fee Waivers  (Only genuine entries to the Greek Short Film category will be considered for Fee Waivers on a case by case basis) - With the exception of Trailers and Clips, we will Not publish your film anywhere online. - Multiple entries by the same Filmmaker will be considered, however each separate entry will be subject to a separate submission fee. - While we prefer otherwise, we will consider short films currently streaming on You Tube or other free or pay platforms - While we prefer films completed on or after Jan 2013, we will consider films made in preceding years based on Merit. - LWSFF reserves right to refuse acceptance of submissions deemed by the festival to be inappropriate - Where deemed necessary, rules and terms are subject to change at the discretion of the Film Festival - Our full Data Policy can be found on our website under Rules & Regulations  Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I Facebook I Twitter I Submit I Email&nbs […]

  • Partner Festivals Calling
    by Bulletin Board on March 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES recommended by filmfestivals.com:BE ON IT!     40th Manaki Brothers Cinematographers International FilmFestival September 14 to 21 September in Bitola, Macedonia Call opens shortly! The International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS”, is the first and oldest international film festival dedicated to the creativity of cinematographers across the world. It started in 1979 at the initiative of one of the main founders-AFPM/the Association of Film Professionals of Macedonia (which also marks its 65 jubilee this year), and was co-organized with the host-city of Bitola and the Cinematheque of Macedonia, established in honor and inspired by the abundant photographic/cinematographic opus of the MANAKI brothers: Yanaki (1878-1954) and Milton (1880-1964), whose 135 birth anniversary is to be celebrated this year as well. Thus, naturally, the cornerstones of the future festival were laid, in the town at the foot of Pelister, the City of Consuls - Bitola, where the Manaki brothers had their photo-studio and cinema theater. Website I facebook I Twitter I Youtube I Instagram I Profile on filmfestivals.com I SUBMIT I Contact I Bitula Macedonia         Your Script Produced winner gets the film produced for 250 000$ Extended Deadline April15  Introducing the first annual inaugural debut for “Your Script Produced!” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Film script. Also, Sponsor will purchase the Grand Prize Winning TV script to fund the development, package and potentially produce the Grand Prize Winning TV script. Open to anyone 18 years old or older. No cap on income earned as a writer. Open to all non-union members. Sponsor plans to launch development / pre-production to the Grand Prize winning film script in September 2019. $250,000.00 USD Production budget fully financed by our sponsor(s). WE DON’T SET YOU UP WITH MEETING AFTER MEETING. WE DON’T SELL YOU DREAMS. WE DON’T SELL YOU HOPE. WE PRODUCE YOUR SCRIPT! PERIOD. SUBMIT: FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY I TV SCRIPT I WEBSITE I CONTACT BY EMAIL     ___________________ ___________________ Melbourne Documentary Film Festival July 19 – 29, 2019  Extended Deadline May 15, 2019  Three times now, The Melbourne Doc Fest has been rated as a Top 100 Film Festival on FilmFreeway and has consistently been ranked in the top 2% of the over 6,000 film festival in the world over the last 3 years. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently rated as the Documentary Film Festival of the Year (2018) by FilmDaily.  Our mission is to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, and to showcase the best international documentaries to Melbourne audiences. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival provides a public forum and supportive platform to allow emerging filmmakers to showcase their work. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival's blog I  Website I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Email   Filmmaker Final Four  April 9 – 24, 2019 April 30, 2019 Late Deadline The Filmmaker Final Four is an innovative competitive festival program that will provide an an opportunity for filmmakers across the country to produce short films and have them presented to live audiences and industry professionals. Filmmakers will assemble a team to conceive, cast, produce and edit a short film. They will have 16 days to complete the project, based on one of two application deadlines. The program will roll out across 4 separate regions (West, Midwest, Northeast, South) All projects from each respective community, within one of the 4 regions, will have an opportunity to screen their film for audiences, friends and family. While some regions will have multiple screenings, there will ultimately be 4 winners from each region, as voted on by separate juries and online audience polling. The 4 films from each respective region will be announced at the end of their quarterly competition. At the end of the year, the Sweet 16 will be announced and have additional screenings take place in Hollywood. Check the rules and regulations and the awards Email I 310-739-1446 I 6900 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Profile on filmfestivals.com I SUBMIT     ___________________ ___________________ London, Nice, Madrid, Milan calling 15 Years of celebration, 4 GREAT FESTIVALS We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 festivals, You can submit your film via Withoutabox, or enter direct at our web site www.filmfestinternational.com/submit London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Feb 16th - 23rd 2019 Nice International Film Festival on the French Riviera just before the Cannes film festival. May 11th-18th 2019 Madrid International Film Festival Milan World Cinema   Email:info@filmfestinternational.com         10th Bridges Film Festival October 10 – 19, 2019 This year we focus on films from all over the world within the thematic TALES & FABLES and look for short and feature films of all genres that will tell us an interesting tale or fable. As the BRIDGES International Film festival concurs often with the International Day of People with Disability, a part of our screenings is dedicated to films about human disabilities, under the symbolic title «We can do».  A. PIFF General Categories in thematic TALES & FABLES:  -Feature Films (up to 120 minutes)  -Short Films (up to 20 minutes)  -Animation Films (up to 120 minutes)  -`Nostimon Imar` (Greek cinematographers who live abroad)(up to 120 minutes)  -Comedy Films (up to 120 minutes)  -Dance Films and Music Films – Video Clips (120 minutes max. length)  -Video Art / Experimental (up to 60 minutes)  -Children films (up to120 minutes)  -"Women films" from all over the world (Director and/or Producer)  -"50/50" films with credits 50% men and 50% women B. PIFF Special Categories:  -Panorama (films out of competition)  -“Bridges" - World Cinema  -"We Can Do" regarding films with/by people with special abilities  Website I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Email         ___________________ ___________________  Hollyweed Film Festival Final deadline September 7, 2019 The Hollyweed Film Festival - Get UR Film LIT The HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL is an Online & Theatrical Festival that will be seen by Industry Professionals. It's the brainchild of Keith Kurlander and Dennis Woodruff who have collaborated on numerous out the box indie movies. If you have a movie, short film, experimental film or animation that needs to get professional eyes on it, This is the Place. https://hollyweedfilmfestival.com/ Hollyweed Film Festival's blog I  Website I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT I Email    Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  June 1 – 5, 2019 April 15, 2019  LateDeadline The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre. In due course we will announce details of parallel Talks and Master Classes which will be included in our Film Festival Programme. Keep a weather eye for details both here and on our website. In addition to our listed venues, we are also aiming to include Open Air evening screenings in Central Paleochora. More news on this once we have finalised the details. SUBMIT I Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I Facebook I Twitter I Email  contact                   DOC FESTS CALLING   The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announces its 2018 program Register your documentaries by 9 November for FIPA DOC in Biarritz Submit your feature length, short and interactive projects to the East Doc Platform 2019! Eco Doc Festivals in Focus        ___________________   ___________________                             &nbs […]

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