Film Festival International

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The Film Festival International[1] is a group of festivals founded by Carl Tooney[2] and based in different locations around the world; London,[3][4][5] Nice,[6][7] Madrid,[8][9][10] Tenerife,[11][12][13] Berlin,[14][15] Milan[16][17] and Amsterdam.[18] Tenerife was the first festival to be founded as part of the group, in 2006,[19] and Berlin is the latest, founded in 2016.

Madrid International Film Festival is now a registered trademark,[20] created on 14 October 2016 and renewable in ten years, to guarantee the quality of the title and allow people to know that the Film Festival is being run by Carl, Adam, and their team.

The festivals have been founded to give independent film makers an opportunity to showcase their work, network with their peers, and submit themselves for awards.[21]

Award categories include:[22]

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Lead Actor
  • Best Lead Actress
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Editing in a Feature Film
  • Jury Award
  • Unpublished Script

The first film festival, in Tenerife, was held in 2006, and the other festivals came on board after that:

The running order for the festivals every calendar year is:

  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London[25]
  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice[26]
  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Amsterdam[27]
  • Madrid International Film Festival[28]
  • Tenerife International Film Festival[29]
  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Berlin[30]
  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan[31]

The festival group is still headed by Carl Tooney, with his son Adam Tinnion as a Director.[32] of the business. The IFF have now released a magazine,[33] called Film, The Magazine, that was launched in February 2015.[34] A new edition is launched with every festival, and covers everything from that festival.

Criticism[edit]

The festivals have been described as pseudofestivals.[35] [36] The application deadlines are much longer that in prestigious festivals, even more than a year. The films are not promoted beyond the festival's own publications. There is no information about how the films are selected or who chooses the awards, until the last day once selected films can be refused. The screenings are made at hotel salons and barely attended. The Amsterdam venue - NH hotel in Hoofddorp - is not equipped with a real cinema and is well beyond Amsterdam city limits, south of Schiphol airport.

There is an award ceremony attended by the filmmakers, not the local press or film industry, entry fee (Amsterdam 2018) is GBP 190.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "CARL TOONEY – THE MAN BEHIND THE MOST PRESTIGEOUS [sic] AWARDS FOR INDEPENDENT CINEMA | Indian Entertainment Online". Retrieved 2016-04-17.
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  4. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema London". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
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  7. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  8. ^ "Madrid International Film Festival – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  9. ^ "Madrid International Film Festival". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  10. ^ "Madrid International Film Festival 2015: the guide". thelocal.es. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  11. ^ "Tenerife International Film Festival – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  12. ^ TURESPAÑA (2007-04-23). "Cinema in Spain: Tenerife International Film Festival in Tenerife, Spain | spain.info in english". Spain.info. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  13. ^ "Tenerife International Film Festival. Audiovisual / multimedia. Events in Adeje, Tenerife at Spain is culture". spainisculture.com. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  14. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Berlin – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  15. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival Of world Cinema BERLIN". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
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  17. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, London". Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  18. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Amsterdam - Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  19. ^ www.grandpixels.com. "The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema". filmmakerfestival.com. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  20. ^ information@ipo.gov.uk, Intellectual Property Office, Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP10 8QQ. "Intellectual Property Office - By number results". ipo.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  21. ^ "Home – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  22. ^ "Terms & Conditions – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  23. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  24. ^ http://scotchverdict.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/SCOTCH-VERDICT-press-release-2013-Aug-15.pdf. External link in |title= (help)
  25. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  26. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  27. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Amsterdam - Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  28. ^ "Madrid International Film Festival – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  29. ^ "Tenerife International Film Festival – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  30. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Berlin – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  31. ^ "International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan – Film Fest International". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  32. ^ "Adam Tinnion, Social Media Marketing in Rochester, is on Bark". bark.com. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  33. ^ "Film The Magazine". filmthemagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  34. ^ "Film The Magazine". Film Fest International. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  35. ^ Laurels for Greenbacks – Making Money with Short Films in a Thriving Festival Scene, Reinhard W. Wolf, 11 December 2017, KurzFilm.de
  36. ^ Después de los festivales falsos: analizando los pseudofestivales (in Spanish), Ismael Martín's weblog, September 6, 2017.