Meet Diogo Costa Amarante: the lawyer turned Berlinale Shorts filmmaker

“Reframing the image” is the name of this year’s Berlinale Shorts program – something FFL filmmaker Diogo Costa Amarante certainly does with his film CIDADE PIQUENA (“Small Town”). We spoke to him about his film and his filmmaking career, including which 2017 Oscar nominee lives up to the classics. Read on to find out. Diogo’s first filmmaking steps  Back […]

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Hollyshorts announced as an Academy Award Qualifying Film Festival

Your submission on FFL might just launch your short into La La Land, as our fantastic partner festivals Hollyshorts has been announced as an Academy Award-accredited festival. The awards season is in full swing. Did you also know we have many Academy accredited festivals on FFL? Alongside festivals such as Sydney and the soon-to-open Cork and Encounters, […]

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FFL films amongst the winners at Flickerfest ’17

Another great year at Flickerfest has closed, with many FFL winners winning accolades. Congrats to all! The Academy-Award accredited festival gave out 30,000AUD in prize money to a wide-range of films, from Australian to international, to films made by primary school kids! The message? There’s great film everywhere – made by all types of filmmaker. Keep reading to find […]

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Meet Ruxandra Zenide: “when your film begins its own life it moves away from your own”

A key element of Ruxandra Zenide’s films are strong emotions and the mysterious complexity of human life. With seven films in her filmography to date, she’s now putting together ideas for her third feature film. Find out how the filmmaker behind “The Miracle of Tekir” beat the financial odds to build her very own filmmaking “miracle”. “Watching John Cassavetes […]

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The 11th Zubroffka Film Festival brings 2016 to an exciting close

Zubroffka is coming up from December 7th-11th and promises to bring some cinematic intrigue to the final month of the year. Located in Poland’s Bialystok, it’s the home of the famous bison and shows some typical chutzpah with its wide-ranging lineup incorporating a diverse range of cinema – one that includes many FFL filmmakers! Here’s our FFL filmmakers who’ll […]

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It’s BLACK FRIDAY!

Black Friday means Madness! Only today subscribing to a Monthly Film Plan is cheaper than a single submission. Sign up to a Monthly film plan* today and save 50% on the first month! Pick your film and proceed with the plan activation – on payout the discount will apply for the first month. Film Plans […]

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Meet Rinio Dragasaki

The ancient land has been the inspiration for filmmakers for centuries, but it’s the current Greek political situation that’s firing up FFL filmmaker Rinio Dragasaki. She’s working on her first feature film after a great short film festival career. Here’s her story.   As a Greek short filmmaker, she had a great festival run with her film “Proavlio […]

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Cork Film Festival Announces Its 2016 Lineup, And It’s Out Of This World

The Cork Film Festival lineup is finally out. The festival has returned to the Everyman Palace, the stunning cinema that hosted the inaugural festival in 1956 – but there’s nothing throwback about the program they’ve assembled here. One that includes many titles selected from their Open Call on FFL! A wide range of topics have been addressed by FFL filmmakers, […]

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Submit to Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2017

Explore the documentary submission guidelines for the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2017, one of the world’s newest Australian documentary film festivals. FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival represents a great opportunity to showcase your international documentary here in Melbourne, Australia at Melbourne’s dedicated documentary film festival. MDFF is one of Australia’s largest showcases of local Australian documentaries, having […]

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Submission guidelines for Taos Shortz Film Fest 11th edition

The Taos Shortz Film Fest prides itself on innovative, creative programming and many opportunities for networking…2017 is no exception. Discover more about the 11th edition’s film submission guidelines and submit cheaper your film on FilmFestivalLife to get the chance to win and join Taos Shortz Film Fest! FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Screening over 80 global short films […]

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