Latest Film Festival News - FESTIVALS, Fest. circuit, Red carpet, Ambiance, Travel & acc., Call for entry The link between film, festivals and people. For movie pros and festival goers around the world.

  • 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 ( and Kultura PR International ( are pleased to announce the preliminary judges panel for the first annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that will be held on May 18 and 19, 2019 in Cannes, France at Eden Hôtel & Spa (   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, 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 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: SUBMIT I Website I Profile on I  Email contact FRFF’s Advisory Board includes Michael Benoraya, Founder, International Film Trust (, Bruno Chatelin (, Larry Namer (, president/CEO,  Metan Global Entertainment Group, Ana B. Remos, vice president, editorial director & founder, (, and Daphna Edwards Ziman, president, Cinémoi USA (      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. 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 […]

    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) 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 I Facebook I Twitter I Submit I Email&nbs […]

  • Enter the Filmmaker Final Four Competition
    by Filmmaker Final Four on February 22, 2019 at 10:52 PM

      January 25, 2019 Regular Deadline I February 22, 2019 Late Deadline I March 11, 2019 Notification Date I April 9 – 24, 2019 Event Date 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 I SUBMIT 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). Filmmakers will be able to choose from a variety of genres and must demonstrate proof that project began according to rules and requirements (see next section). There will be Finalists in Narrative and Documentary categories. 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 announce will be announced and have additional screenings take place in Hollywood. While there is a time restriction applied to this contest, we do allow for “creative” work to be done in pre-production. This may include screenwriting, casting rehearsals, location scouting and design work. Many film projects have achieved high levels of storytelling, performances and production value, even with intense time or budget constraints. The Executive Director, Jon Fitzgerald, has directed numerous film festivals, including AFI, Santa Barbara and Naples, and is a co-founder of Slamdance. He remains committed to supporting the discovery of emerging talent and creating avenues of exposure for aspiring filmmakers. Awards & Prizes There will be 4 Finalists from each region, making up the Sweet 16. These Finalists will all receive: • Complimentary Production Services for next project, including:  • Access to Green Screen Studio  • Camera Package (Sony PXW-X70)  • Sound Package (Rode Sound Kit w/NTG-2, Mic, Boom, Headphones)  • Membership to HCF  • VIP Passes to next Hollywood Talent Summit (2 per)  • Submission to industry professionals upon request There will be 4 Finalists in each category (Narrative & Documentary), with one Grand Jury Prize Winner for each. Grand Jury Prize Winners receive all of the above prizes, plus: • 1,000 each  • Professional Consultation Services by HCF Advisors in the following areas: Film Festivals, Distribution, Production, Screenwriting Rules & Terms Filmmakers will assign a Producer to essentially be the team leader, who will responsible for completing the Application process , as well as ensuring delivery of the movie. Each project will have 16 days to complete their movie, from date in their printed cycle. Each project must be less than 10 minutes, with an end credit sequence (crawl or cards) less than 60 seconds. Any stock footage or stills must have Materials release or producer verifying they are fair use. All cast and crew must be contributing their time and effort on a volunteer basis. Sourced music must come with signed release, or original music can accompany composer release. Movie must not contain pornographic or defamatory content. No public pre-screening of movie prior to exhibition with FF4.  Regions Filmmakers should apply for their specific Region, based on residence.  The FF4 team will be working with many of the film programs and film commissions within each of the film communities to support your projects.  We will be scheduling screenings with Tugg in a majority of the states listed below.  Within 7-10 days of each of the respective Application Deadlines, screening times and locations will be announced.WEST REGIONAL California                  Colorado Nevada                      New Mexico Arizona                      Wyoming* Washington             Montana* Oregon                      Idaho* Utah Early Deadline:  January 18 Late Deadline:  February 15 Screenings will take place in April * Unless there are a minimum of 4 film entries, there may not be screenings scheduled in these states. ​MIDWEST REGIONAL North Dakota          South Dakota Nebraska                  Kansas Minnesota                Wisconsin Iowa                           Illinois Ohio                           Indiana Michigan Early Deadline:  March 15 Late Deadline:  April 19 Screenings will take place in JuneNORTHEAST REGIONAL Maryland                  New York Pennsylvania           New Jersey Delaware                  Rhode Island Maine                        Vermont Mass                          Connecticut New Hampshire Early Deadline:  May 17 Late Deadline:  June 14 Screenings will take place in AugustSOUTH REGIONAL Texas                         Oklahoma Arkansas                   Louisiana Mississippi                Alabama Georgia                     Tennessee North Carolina        South Carolina Florida Early Deadline:  July 26 Late Deadline:  August 23 Screenings will take place in OctoberSWEET 16 The Finalists from each region will screen in Hollywood in November.THE FINAL 4  Audience and Jury Award winners will be announced within 1 week of the Sweet 16 screenings. ​All information related the projected dates and screening schedule is subject to change.  All registered applicants will receive notifications of any significant changes, within 2 business days, via email address recorded with applications.   &nbs […]