Saturday, November 19, 2016

CineYouth Festival - Entries Now Open!

CineYouth Festival - Entries now open
Entries are now open for CineYouth Festival, happening May 4-6, 2017. Our annual celebration of emerging talents in filmmaking, we're looking for short films made by filmmakers 22-years-old and younger to feature at our three-day festival this spring. Mark your calendars, because the whole event is free to attend!
Tonight: A Woman Of Paris

Join Alliance Fran├žaise Chicago for a screening of Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of Paris, including live jazz before the film and a short film selected by Chicago International Film Festival programmers.

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Hubbard Street Dance: Fall Series

Experience dance like never before at Hubbard Street's Fall series (Nov. 17-20), featuring original works by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, resident artist Brian Brook and more. Festival friends get 20% off with code CIFF20.

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Raising Bertie Opens in Chicago

Official Festival Selection Raising Bertie opens at Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday, November 18. If you missed it at the Festival, be sure to see the film Indiewire calls "astounding and powerful!" 
Unpacking Collections

The DuSable Museum of African American History presents Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry, an African American Quilt Scholar, now on exhibit. Explore the deep history and meaningful legacy of this intricate artform.

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The Last Laugh at DOC10

Make plans to catch Official Selection The Last Laugh at a special one-night-only event on Thursday, December 1. Presented by Chicago Media Project, tickets are now available.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

IFFLA announces 2017 dates and call for entries!

Get ready for IFFLA 2017!

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles are proud to announce that the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will take place April 5-9 at new location, Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center. This will be IFFLA's first year in the state-of-the-art, world-class cinema in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant and developing downtown district.

Interested in submitting your film to IFFLA 2017? All the info you need is 
CRD comes to LA theaters
IFFLA alum Kranti Kanade's CRD, an official selection of the 2016 festival, arrives at Laemmle theaters in Los Angeles this Friday, November 4! This vibrant, stylish tale of a misfit college theater troupe is a must-see on the big screen. Watch the trailer, and visit the film's Facebook page for more info.
IFFLA 2016 filmmaker interviews
IFFLA YouTube channel is now up to date with their new EPK and all filmmaker interviews from the 2016 festival! Explore conversations with directors like Leena Yadav (PARCHED), Ruchika Oberoi (ISLAND CITY), Q (BRAHMAN NAMAN), the cast of ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES and much more.
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Connect with IFFLA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or just shoot us an email! Keep an eye on IFFLA Tumblr and website for exciting updates, details about upcoming events as IFFLA gear up for another successful festival in April. 
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry professionals, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Chicago Underground Film Festival | Submissions Now Open!

Chicago, Illinois - USA
May 31 to June 4, 2017

In the Spotlight today is the 24th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF), the longest-running "underground" film festival in the world. The festival's cutting edge attitude is right at home at the festival's host venue, Chicago's historic Logan Theatre, situated in the hip and artistic Logan Square neighborhood. Shining a bright spotlight on avant-garde and cult cinema, CUFF draws enthusiastic film fans from all over the world to celebrate original filmmaking that is not afraid to take a risk. Roger Ebert attested, "What you get for your money is not just admission to the films but admission to a subculture."

The Festival offers a mix of films and videos of all lengths and genres, focusing on work that is experimental in form or content. Panels and workshops augment this diverse programming along with nightly parties (including the infamous "Take The Filmmakers Bowling" party). Each year CUFF also offers unforgettable concerts, past performances by groups such as Pedestrian Deposit, Brett Nauke, Jeremiah Meece, The Ponys, Bobby Conn & The Glass Gypsies, Plastic Crimewave Sound, The Cheater Slicks, The Demolition Doll Rods, Califone, Frontier, Terre Thaemlitz, The Handsome Family, The Wesley Willis Fiasco, Maureen Tucker, The Gaza Strippers and the Waco Bros.

The Chicago Sun-Times lauded CUFF as "the city's most eclectic [and] best curated fest," and it's not hard to see why. The 2016 festival opened with the world premiere of Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present by Tyler Hubby, while 2015 kicked off with the North American premiere of Ruined Heart by Khavn De La Cruz. Other recent highlights include Chicago premieres of The Love Witch by Anna Biller, The Alchemist Cookbook by Joel Potrykus, Blood Below The Skin by Jennifer Reeder, Evaporating Borders by Iva Radivojevic, For The Plasma by Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan, Sailing A Sinking Seaby Olivia Wyatt, Speculation Nation by Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat, Atlantis by Ben Russell, See You Next Tuesday by Drew Tobias, The Color Wheel and Impolex by Alex Ross Perry and American Arab by Usama Alshaibi.

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December 1, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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CUFF's mission is to select and screen film, video and related works presenting a diverse line up of moving image programming focusing on filmmakers working to reinvent and explore new approaches to established practices, to foster new forms of media art and to build an audience for such work. The Festival's goal is to achieve these aims by presenting a fun, user-friendly and accessible event.

After more than two decades in operation, CUFF continues to be the premiere annual event for challenging, creative and artistic cinema. Programmers are dedicated to screen a wide variety of film and video work that shatters and reconstructs established notions of projected imagery and storytelling.

Features, Shorts, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental/Avant Garde are welcome for submission - qualify your project today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NYC Indie Film Festival May 2 – 7, 2017

Regular Deadline November 30, 2016 
NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Be part of the New York City Independent Film Festival! The 8th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival will take place May 2 - 7, 2017 and will present indie films from around the world, panels, live shows, parties, and more! NYCIndieFF celebrates the power of independent filmmaker and offers awards valued at over $12,000 USD. 

Submit your film today for your chance to win and join us in New York next spring! .

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