The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of Filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries.
Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from over 50 countries across Asia spanning from Turkey and the eastern shores of the Mediterranean to Japan, and from Russia to China and India.
The Festival is unique in its concept, in that it predominantly screens films from the Asian Continent which have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film. The 2016 Festival screened 21 Oscar submitted films along with 16 Golden Globe submissions.
All films that participate in the Festival will have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season, showcasing their foreign films to the Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention and awards consideration.
For further information please visit: www.asianworldfimfest.org
The Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. The annual event was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu in 2012.
Today, the Festival is being held on-line via it’s Vimeo on demand channel, exclusively. It is an IMDB recognized Festival. Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded at the festival include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others. Some of the films that have been awarded at Brasov International Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award’s nomination consideration.
Find out more via https://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
The Film Festival Doctor’s CEO & Founder; Rebekah Louisa Smith is one of the style ambassadors for Claudia Furst’s luxury fashion brand Claud Furst.
Claud Furst offer a wide range of beautiful Clutch Bags suitable for every occasion and all outfits.
The idea behind Claud Fürst was born while browsing for a new travel/work bag.
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Claud Fürst was created to merge contemporary style with the demands of commuting to and from work in the city of London and international travel. Claud (as nicknamed by friends) was looking for a stylish, quality-made and functional bag; versatile for travel, day and evening.
‘I couldn’t find that bag I wanted, so I made my own’.
The first collection featuring the ‘Claud Fürst ClutchBag’, a timeless style statement for business and personal use, launched in October 2016.
All collections are ‘Made in Italy’ with selected best quality fabrics, leather and fittings.
Claud’s trademark logo, an abstract rose – ‘my favourite flower’, was designed with input from her son.
All her designs were awarded the UK and international design registrations.
My designs are aimed to appeal to style conscious professionals, jet setters and fashionistas.
Claudia moved from her hometown Vienna and currently lives and works in the UK. My designs reflect London’s multicultural environment, the cooperate style I knew, merged with what I enjoy. The edgy and chic aspects to create designs which reflect both, style and versatility. A dress, scarf or a handbag that suits many occasions, any time.
’Style is one way to express yourself.’
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Chic Art Public Relations specialize in Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Elevated Genre, LGBT, Feminist, Arthouse, and everything in between. They love P.R. and work in English, French and Spanish.
Please contact Patricia Chica at [email protected] kindly mentioning The Film Festival Doctor in your correspondence.
Sarah is one of Australia’s established Film P.R. Managers and should you wish to get press for your film within Australia and/or L.A. she and her team at Dawn Til Dusk can help
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L.A. based Film Independent’s mission is to champion the cause of independent film and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. They are also the Producers of the L.A. Film Festival.
The Film Festival Doctor are proud to be collaborating with Film Independent and are delighted to be offering 20% off of all our consultancy services exclusively for Film Independent members.
Please contact Claire Fleischer at [email protected] for further information regarding how to become a member and kindly mention The Film Festival Doctor in your correspondence.
From the Heart Productions CEO and Founder Carole Lee Dean has published an indispensable book which all filmmakers should own. ‘The Art of Film Funding’ is written for documentaries, shorts, and feature producers for funding via grants, individual investments/donations, online crowd-funding, and distribution through streaming video. It is a comprehensive book covering both established financing to new online financing written by a woman who gives three grants a year valued at $100,000.00.
The publication contains all you need to understand how to finance your film and also work as a confidence builder for filmmakers.
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River to River Florence Indian Film FestivalRiver to River Florence Indian Film Festival takes place in Florence, Italy, and was founded in 2001 as the first festival in the world fully dedicated to films from and about India, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India to Italy.
Over these years, the Festival has showcased the latest Indian feature films, short films and documentaries, supported by Q&As with guests (directors, actors, producers), in addition to special sections, and tributes to the great masters of the Indian industry, as well as hosting side events.
Other than the main Florence edition in December, River to River organises other screenings of Indian films and events, beginning from its “best of” at Spazio Oberdan in Milan, in the month of February, in collaboration with the Cineteca of Milan.
The 17th edition of River to River Florence Indian Film Festival will take place from 7 to 12 December, in Florence, and the deadline for entries is mid September.
In 2007, Festival director, Jenny Lee, met an inspirational young woman called Anel on the plains of Thoera in one of the impoverished regions of Mozambique.
Anel shared her dreams to travel, to learn to speak English, to see how other people lived and to help those in need. For a moment her eyes lighted up, her elegant straight back became even straighter, her smile brightened - in fact, her entire, usually demure, demenaour became enlivened at the thoughts of her future.
But it wasn't long before someone else in the group reminded her that women in their community are not allowed to do the one thing that could make all those things happen, get an education. It was a luxury they could not afford.
Anel's countenance changed, her shoulders drooped and her voice became quieter. When we asked what she thought about that she said simply that she would submit to the needs of her husband. When we asked what she would do about her dreams, she replied "Ndinadsawapanga mschool". Our interpreter explained that she meant that she would tell anyone and everyone she would meet about the importance of getting an education and she would be empowered by her telling. So years later, Anel's dream lives on, in part, at the I Will Tell film festival which she named.
The films we choose raise awareness of global and local issues alike: relationships, war, poverty, violence, disenfranchisementand racism. But more importantly they also teach us of the power of faith, hope, forgiveness, discipline, endurance, peace, reconciliation and love.
Since that fateful conversation, thousands have joined the conversation with us from different races, ages and walks of life. We hope that this year you will too
Story-telling is at the heart of who we are and everything we do. They thrill, inspire and empower us to dream the impossible. They transport us to another realm that allows us to face our greatest fears safely ... and tame them.
Whether it's in our financial and political networks, our global connections, the way we educate, what we choose to teach, the way we treat people of a different gender or race or persuasion, what is reported in the press, how we treat those who are closest to us, even how we have fun. story is a tool of power that is used to transform the way we live.
Our filmmakers dared to explore the length, breadth, depth and height of story in every facet of human activity. What they discovered along the way will thrill, challenge and inspire you to the core of your being.
A collective of professional writers, Euroscript was founded in 1995 with an EU grant and a solid remit: to raise the level of scripts going into production. Since that time it's been an all-purpose resource supporting screenwriters of all levels in a way unrivalled by any other UK script organisation, and is respected throughout the industry for the quality of its courses, workshops and feedback services.
Raindance Film FestivalA collective of professional writers, Euroscript was founded in 1995 with an EU grant and a solid remit: to raise the level of scripts going into production. Since that time it's been an all-purpose resource supporting screenwriters of all levels in a way unrivalled by any other UK script organisation, and is respected throughout the industry for the quality of its courses, workshops and feedback services.
Founded by Elliot Grove, Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world.
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. Holding the 26th festival in 2018, Raindance is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.
Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
• World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
• Raindance Forum and Marketplace – talks and panels
• [NEW] Raindance VRX programme for virtual reality and new media
• Raindance Web Fest
• Networking events
Each year, Raindance attracts 16,000 visitors including 500 industry professionals into London.
The 25th Raindance will take place September 19 – 30 2018 in central London.
Call for Submissions is now open -
The Overcome Film FestivalThe Overcome Film Festival is a venue for all storytellers, filmmakers, and artists to tell the world their stories of survival and triumph over adversity. It is the focus of the film festival to give survivors a voice and a venue to share their life experiences and provide hope to others. Everyone is invited to participate with their work. Animation, narrative and non-narratives, audiovisual poetry films, and experimental works are accepted. The Overcome Film Festival especially encourages the entries of anyone who wants to share their experiences in overcoming challenges, illnesses, disabilities or any other factor that has contributed to their growth as a person and motivated them to celebrate their existence. The Overcome Film Festival is an international event and everyone all over the world is encouraged and welcome to participate.
Call for entries opened October 31st, 2017 on the platforms listed on the festival site.
2018 season information: https://www.overcomefilmfestival.modifiergroup.com/2018festivalinformation.html
Most recent films in the program: https://www.overcomefilmfestival.modifiergroup.com
Twitter, provides the most up to date information on the festival (@OvercomeFest): https://twitter.com/OvercomeFest and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Overcome-Film-Festival-1621029094597823/