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" Film Festival International 20th Year "
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Best Independent Film Festival for new and up and coming filmmakers
Carl Tooney President and the team at the Film Festival International have supported my career in many different ways.
As President Carl Tooney is an inspiring figure who has been instrumental in helping my career as a film director flourish.
The nominations for the festivals are a wonderful recognition of the hard work of my team. As filmmakers receiving a consideration from such prestigious events has helped us rise to even greater heights.
The wins for our movie We Too Together at the Nice International Film Festival we’re humbling as after the pandemic we were fearful we might never be able to be part of such an amazing event. The feature film is now streaming on Amazon Prime and our awards were part of the incredible journey that can make the difference between success and failures. Winning is a sign to the industry globally that our work can compete internationally.
Carl’s kind support of me and all my team is fabulous, especially considering how many other film makers from around the world he helps too. He is focused, considerate and thoughtful in arranging events which showcase our work.
The festivals are also an amazing way to network and meet other filmmakers. Sharing our stories of how we overcame incredible obstacles to create art is such a life changing part of the journey of being a filmmaker.
The nominees aren’t competitive as we are all cheering for each other as Carl creates such an amazing family atmosphere for his events too. By the end of the night we have created memories that last a lifetime and help us find the courage to go forward with our careers.
As a film maker you are always questioning if what you do is worthwhile so the validation of receiving an international nomination is so essential to help you believe in yourself as an artist.
No-one ever takes for granted the sheer amount of effort, planning and work the team put in to make the festivals fun and glamourous During the pandemic many awards festivals were online which is understandable, but sitting in a glorious room full of talented people and hearing your name spoken out loud is a thrill. Waiting for the winner to be announced is pure adrenaline. The moment you hear that you have won is surreal as time stands still as you try to be sure it is actually you. Also you get the chance to express gratitude to the whole team for making the movie possible Making any feature film needs an army of people so the award is a way of showing them how incredible and valued their work is too.
Carl’s teams at the festivals include talented professionals from around the globe too, ready to offer advice on the next step for your movie and career Having spent so much time and energy making a feature film sometimes it is hard to forget how important the right advice and plan for the distribution and sales is. Industry veterans like Neil MacEwan, the former Warner Brothers Vice President, generously give their time at the festivals to help filmmakers like me elevate their projects.
I am deeply grateful to Carl Tooney and all his team. They have changed my career, my life and helped me believe in the power of dreams. There have been occasions it would be tempting to give up as a film maker without the essential boost that being a nominee from the festival delivers.
Thank you to Carl and all his team for making our dreams come true and helping us experience the joy of being part of the festivals’s nominees.
LUXURY RESORT IN CHINA SUPPORTS FANTASTIC ASIA FFI
Film Fest International in its 20th year London Nice Madrid Broadstairs Milan comes to Edinburgh for the first time from the 2nd to the 4th of February 2023, great independent films from around the world tickets at www.filmfestinternational.com/shop
Fantastic Asia International Film Festival is brought to you by internationally acclaimed novelist and culture figure Mian Mian and her team in collaboration with FFI.
Global in outlook, Fantastic Asia is committed to unearthing open-minded filmmakers who cut through conceptual frameworks, paradigms and dichotomies. With a soft spot for Asian filmmakers worldwide, Asian cities, Asian stories, Asian Architecture, sci-fi narratives driven by Asian philosophies, and bringing ancient Asian heritage on to the screen.
FAIFF is starting 2022 with two thematic awards. Under the “Fantastic Asia” umbrella a number of awards are on offer for feature films, short films (ultra-shorts), documentaries, museum film, animation ,music videos and more......
The festival will also confer a major award: the Auteur Award, which aims to stimulate discussion of the complexities and nuances of auteur film in the present day. Exploring the unnoticed innovations in Auteur film on a global scale ,particularly in Asia, in the compex world of today.
The FAIFF program will be rounded off with a series of Asian Film Markets, special screenings of Asian films, and more.
Mian Mian THE DIRECTOR OF FAFFI
Her poise and coolness are like a Beatnik’s
So strongly so that her flair eclipses the cynicism of today
And makes jaded readers stir and think again
_Da Yi Literature
Shanghai-born novelist and one of Shanghai's most important cultural figures, now living in between Europe and Asia.
Mian Mian's novels have been translated into sixteen languages and published worldwide. In addition to the bestseller Candy, she has also written some avant-garde works and is regarded as one of the fifty most important Chinese writers of the last fifty years. In addition to literature, her creative career has involved film, contemporary art, music, talk shows performance and more. The events she orgenised that appeal to both mainstream and non-mainstream audiences around the world.
Mian Mian was involved in one of the first waves of DV in China, and her own film, Short Capitalism was exhibited at Basel in Hong Kong 2017.
The NICE International Film Festival was one of the best film festivals that I have ever participated in as a director and producer. Every aspect of the festival was managed with excellence, from the communications with the festival director and staff, to the beautiful festival magazine, to the quality of films that I had the pleasure of watching, to the awards ceremony.
If there was one thing we especially loved about this festival, it's how involved everyone was with each others work. Us film makers were chatting until the ends of each night about our greatest passions, and especially the awards night will be one of the most unforgettable evenings of our lives.
We look forward to applying to all the future Nice festivals to come, and further than that, to stay a part of this incredible Film Festival International community.
Wonderful fest persevering even during the pandemic. Good for new filmmakers.
One of the best film festivals! They are very communicative from the start. A very professionally done festival with films from all over the world. I highly recommend filmmakers to apply!
Thanks to Carl Tooney, Adam Tinnion and Kaoru Kajitani for this fantastic festival, and to award twice THE 7 VICES as best Cinematography Feature Film and Best Best Hair & Makeup we have a wonderful time and we meet incredible talented directors
This was a great festival to work with and we are happy to share our film Alaska Long Hunters with new people through this festivals selection! Thanks so much for having us and giving us the ability to share Gods word!
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