Re-Editing The Godfather III

I know a lot of people who think that the original The Godfather film is by far the best of the trilogy – myself included. I also know quite a few people who actually regard the second film, The […]

5 Autumn Mood Movies

Autumn is officially here – I don’t know how much of a summer you’ve had, given the ongoing pandemic-related restrictions, but what’s sure is that it’s gone. And while warm weather might stick with us for a little bit […]

August 2020 Winners

Hello there, the winners of August 2020 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the winners & nominees HERE or below: Best Feature – Stealing Chaplin […]

August 2020 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of August 2020! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (August 31), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish you […]

June-July 2020 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the June-July Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/june-july-2020/ Therefore, Jim Norman wins the June-July […]

The Most Popular Film Genres of 2019

Recently I was wondering what the most popular and most productive (in terms of box office revenue) film genres are. A simple Google search led me to a statistic on The Numbers, which aggregated all theatrical releases of 2019, […]

Interview with JULY 2020 winner: Craig Moore

The winner of our Film of the Month distinction for July 2020 comes from Ireland – Three Brothers Two. The film explores the drama that unfolds in a small, closely-knit community after an unfortunate accident unfolds. We had a […]

7 Films You Won’t Be Watching This Summer

It’s a bit hard to keep track of all the delays and postponements to films and series that have happened over the last couple of months because of the coronavirus pandemic. While in the beginning, it was better to […]

Ju-on: Origins (Review)

I’m a big fan of Japanese horror – I’ve watched many of the classics of this genre, and I enjoy additing to my collection every now and again. I didn’t watch the original Ju-on films, which were made in […]

July 2020 Winners

Hello there, the winners of July 2020 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the winners & nominees HERE or below:   Best Feature Announced at […]

July 2020 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of July 2020! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (July 31), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish you […]

5 Most Common Sci-Fi Themes

I like breaking things down in categories, in order to look at them in a more structured way. Of course, that’s not the final objective – the charm of films is often how they combine different ideas, themes and […]

Upcoming Projects of Great Directors

With so many postponements with regard to not only film productions, but also releases, it’s a bit tricky to keep accurate track of what exactly is coming out in the near future. So, I’ve decided to jump forward a […]

Interview with JUNE 2020 winner: Blake Ridder

We were once again faced with the difficult task of picking a winner from a superb bunch of six finalists. In the end, The English Teacher came on top, and took away the big prize for June 2020. Director […]

6 International Series to Consider

I was browsing Netflix at the weekend, looking for new material to add to my watchlist. I tried to cover as wide a geographical scope as possible – in the end, only two of the six entries come from […]

Bloodride (Review)

Story anthologies seem to work very well – they have done so in the past, and continue to do so. Usually, it’s because they don’t require much time to get into, and won’t need to watch or read a […]

June 2020 Winners

Hello there, the winners of June 2020 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the winners & nominees HERE or below:   Best Feature – Wicked Trails […]

June 2020 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of June 2020! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (June 30), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish you […]

April-May 2020 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the April-May Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/april-may-2020/ Therefore, Bruno Gil Gonzalez wins the […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Dark

The third and final season of Dark has its premiere on Netflix this Saturday, 27 June. Fans of the series will know that this date has a specific significance within the plot’s context, which is a very nice added […]

The New Pope (Review)

The Bible and the iPhone “The Bible doesn’t have to be like an iPhone”, because that means it could be removed at any time by an upgraded version. Thus, the relationship with the scripture, which must keep its original formula, becomes […]

4 Series to Watch on Netflix This June

Summertime is here, and regardless of the global pandemic that goes on in the world, we wouldn’t have expected much in terms of films and series. Summer is usually the time for light, often corny films that usually are […]

Interview with MAY 2020 winner: Jordan Doig

May 2020 has been a surreal experience for most of us… just like April 2020, for that matter. One great thing about lockdown is that it has allowed us to watch even more films than before. And spreaking of […]

Into the Night (Review)

European TV shows are usually much more grounded and tame than their North American counterparts, which often revel in doomsday scenarios and, much too often, saving the world opportunities. The latter also usually have a clear distinction between the […]

May 2020 Winners

Hello there, the winners of May 2020 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the winners & nominees HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the […]

May 2020 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of May 2020! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (May 31), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish you […]

5 Films to Watch for Their Screenplays

If you’re a screenwriter, your best way to help your writing is by looking at scripts and watching other films. No matter the genre you’re writing, you should look at different scripts to help you understand exactly what made […]

Film Festivals Going Online

With film festivals cancelled and movie theaters closed, many movie enthusiasts are starting to worry about missing out on the greatest cinema releases this year. However, technology is making sure that we won’t miss out on the latest releases […]

7 Great 90s TV Shows

Have you recently felt nostalgic about some of the TV shows that you used to watch back in the 90s? There was a special sort of simplicity about the style of such productions – the emphasis was less on […]

Ideas for Coronavirus Projects

The coronavirus lockdown started only a few months ago in China, and then shortly after in most of the rest of the world. Confined to the limited spaces of their homes, people started dealing with this new reality in […]

Interview with APRIL 2020 winner: Kilian Thomas

Over the last two months, as most people around the world were confined to their homes, empty city streets managed to give a peculiar, almost post-apocalyptic vibe. Coincidentally, our big winner for April 2020 also roposes a post-apocalyptic scenario, […]

Interview with MARCH 2020 winner: Kiril Todorov

This March, the Film of the Month coincided with the Audience Award, with both awards going to All Through the Night. Kiril Todorov, who also picked up a prize for Best Director, is no stranger to TMFF – he […]

7 Animated Films You Might Have Missed

As someone who grew up watching cartoons and animated films – like many others, I presume – I have not really been doing my homework with regard to this genre over the past couple of years. Most mainstream animated […]

April 2020 Winners

Hello there, the winners of April 2020 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below:   Best Feature – Juliana […]

April 2020 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of April 2020! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (April 30), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish you […]

February-March 2020 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the February-March Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/february-march-2020/ Therefore, Brian Stoddart wins the February-March […]

The Evolution of Batman and his Relationship with the Franchise’s Villains

At the time of writing, Batman has been around for 81 years, with the superhero’s first appearance coming back in 1939. Over the years, perhaps unsurprisingly, the character has undergone a number of changes both mentally and physically. Within […]

6 Film Festivals Affected By Coronavirus

The Coronavirus crisis has left a mark on the entire world, whether it’s going to work, going out for a beer, attending a concert or watching a football match live. Film festivals have been affected as well, and some […]

TV Shows That Have Been Postponed

The coronavirus epidemic has disrupted many sector, including filmmaking – and we covered that extensively in another blog. Since then, a number of TV series premieres have been postponed due to the coronavirus situation. And although the situation seems […]

March 2020 Winners

Hello there, the winners of March 2020 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the […]

March 2020 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of March 2020! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (March 31), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish you […]

5 New European Series on Netflix

The excellent German series Dark paved the way for many quality European series surfacing on Netflix over the past year or so. It’s a great way for more people to experience the refreshing sight of filmmaking not in the […]

Series to Watch Under Coronavirus Lockdown

We’re living an unusual couple of weeks at the moment, when cinema visits stopped being an option, and we’ve had to move all of our film-related experiences, alongside our offices, at home. It’s important to respect the special temporary […]

Coming Soon: The Films of April 2020

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in April. Trolls World Tour (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family) Directed by Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith In […]

3 Ways in Which the Coronavirus is Affecting the Film Industry

The response to the global spread of the Coronavirus has been blown out of proportion, and the wide majority of people and businesses have been overreacting. The global economy will suffer greatly as a result, and the film industry […]

Indiana Jones Without Steven Spielberg?

The fifth and final Indiana Jones film was announced a few years ago, with Steven Spielberg planned to direct the famous archeologist’s final adventure, as he did with every entry in the series. We even wrote an article about […]

February 2020 Winners

Hello there, the winners of January 2020 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the winners HERE or below: Best Feature – PALINDROME 2nd Place – […]

Film of the Year 2019 Announced

Hello there, After carefully considering thousands of projects over the past year, selecting precisely 343 films and trailers in the 2019 edition, we’ve finally decided to announce and award our FILM OF THE YEAR 2019 winner: ‘The Mandarin Tree‘ by […]

February 2020 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of February 2020! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow tonight (29th of  February), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

December-January 2020 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the December-January Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/december-january-2020/ Therefore, Rhonda Deskins wins the December-January […]

6 Bong Joon Ho Films to Watch After Parasite

Bong Joon Ho took the mainstream filmmaking world by storm when he won an unprecedented 4 Oscars in one night, for the same film – the masterpiece which is Parasite. But, he’s certainly not a newcomer when it comes […]

Coming Soon: The Films of March 2020

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in March. The Way Back (Drama, Sport) Directed by Gavin O’Connor In Theaters March 6 Synopsis: A […]

How Parasite Triumphed at the Oscars

Immediately after watching Parasite, I knew I had just seen one of the finest films in many years. The unanimously-decided winner of last year’s Palme d’Or had achieved a remarkable feat, but questions still lingered over its ability to […]

5 Reasons Why The Witcher Split Audiences

The Witcher was quite a big thing last month, and for many people, it was the first series they watched this decade. Before giving it a go myself, I heard extremely diverging opinions: I’ve heard friends blasting it as […]

A Good Trailer vs A Bad Trailer

We all know what a trailer is, don’t we? After all, we probably are confronted with trailers on a daily basis, whether it’s a voluntary action or it comes under the form of a random ad. However, if you […]

January 2020 Winners

Hello there, the winners of January 2020 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the […]

January 2020 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of January 2020! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow tonight (31st of  January), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

The 3 Best Picture Contenders

The BAFTAs are taking place next weekend in London, and in a bit over a fortnight, we will know this year’s Academy Award winners. Indeed, I’ve already written an article on approximately the same topic several weeks ago, but […]

Coming Soon: The Films of February 2020

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in February. Sonic the Hedgehog (Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi) Directed by Jeff Fowler In Theaters February 14 […]

The Lighthouse (Review)

A few years ago, The Witch became a reference point in my very short list of horror films I really, really like – which is short not because I don’t watch a lot of horror movies, but because so […]

4 Things We Learned From the 2020 Golden Globes

The 2020 Golden Globes must have been great fun for anyone residing in a suitable timezone to enjoy its live broadcast at a reasonable hour. For the rest of us it was most likely a first-thing-on-Monday-morning-watch, which doesn’t sound […]

Interview with our DECEMBER 2019 winner: Marie Vandelannoote

The final winner of year 2019 is Marie Vandelannoote’s short film Funeral, which deals with a family reunion brought along by the death of one of its members. We had chat with its screenwriter and director, Marie Vandelannoote, who […]

Film Resolutions for 2020

Happy New Year 2020! We at TMFF hope that the new year will bring you lot of success, good health and unforgettable moments. We hope that you will watch a lot of films, and broaden your cinematographic horizons during […]

December 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of December 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below: Best Feature – SMASH 2nd […]

December 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of December 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow tonight (30th of December), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

October-November 2019 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the October-November Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/october-november-2019/ Therefore, Tim Northburg wins the October-November […]

4 Things to Do This Holiday Season

Merry Christmas everyone. Just because it’s holiday season doesn’t mean that you should forget about movies this time of the year. Not at all! Films bring us together like few other things do, and create lasting memories. Of course, […]

Coming Soon: The Films of January 2020

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in January. Bad Boys For Life (Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller) Directed by Adil El Arbi | Bilall […]

Youtube Movie Channels

More and more emphasis is being placed on the ability for people to create content without having to be a part of a major organization. YouTube is one of the platforms that have worked to help support creators. Over […]

Do Interactive Films Have a Future?

In two of the last three weeks we talked about Black Mirror, so why not do it again? This time, I’ll use the one Black Mirror that I ignored in my previous posts – the interactive film Bandersnatch – […]

Interview with our NOVEMBER 2019 winner: Julien Cornwall

November is a time for reflection, rain and gloomy days with no sunlight. Just like Scotland. November‘s big winner, The Lost Scot, appropriately takes place in Scotland, and expertly makes light work of an otherwise sombre premise. It’s exactly what we […]

The Enigma of Live Cinema

For all the advances in film quality, special effects, and acting talent over cinema’s storied history, the medium itself has remained much the same – movie-goers pay to sit and watch a pre-recorded spectacle on a screen. And nobody […]

Top Black Mirror Episodes (#5 to #1)

Picking up where we left two weeks ago, let’s take a look at the best of the Black Mirror bunch. Best is, of course, extremely subjective. I’m pretty sure there will be at least one major omission and definitely […]

November 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of November 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the […]

November 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of November 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow tonight (30th of November), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

The Classic Star Wars is Back

To be fair, I had pretty much given up on Star Wars. Even though I’m a big fan, I called the franchise in its current form a blatant cash cow in a previous blog. I complained about how disappointed […]

Coming Soon: The Films of December 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in December. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Action, Adventure, Fantasy) Directed by J.J […]

Top Black Mirror Episodes (#10 to #5)

It took me more time than it should have, but I finally caught up with Black Mirror last week, so I decided to go ahead and do something which will certainly span disagreement. I carefully listed all Black Mirror […]

Interview with our OCTOBER 2019 winner: Alessandro Gessaga

Our winner for October comes from Switzerland, and is called Like a Shadow in the Dark. We had a talk to its director, Alessandro Gessaga, to find out more about the impressive project he was involved in. JL: Alessandro, […]

Parasite (Review)

I’ve often reiterated the idea that Cannes Film Festival is much more appreciative of true filmmaking quality than the mainstream film awards, or at a very minumum than the Academy Awards. I am curious to see, based on the […]

6 Great Racing Films

With all the hype surrounding Ford v Ferrari, I decided to make a list of great films which have one thing in common: fast cars. I decided to skip animations (Cars would have otherwise made a fine addition to […]

October 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of October 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below:   Best Feature – Paolo […]

October 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of October 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow tonight (31st of October), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

August-September 2019 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the August-September Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/august-september-2019/ Therefore, Sumathy Ram and Charles Leopardo […]

The Idiosyncratic Ingenuity of Yorgos Lanthimos

It was a rainy and cold October evening in Glasgow, back in 2015, when I decided to set forth to the cinema. The roughly 7-minute walk offered me the distinct privilege of making decisions based on nothing in particular. […]

6 Films Set in Airports

Last week, I was on the bus to the airport, ready to speed through the luggage control area and get to my gate. Unfortunately, this nice plan was ruined by a text I received a moment later, which informed […]

Coming Soon: The Films of November 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in November. The Irishman (Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller) Directed by Martin Scorsese In Theaters November 1 […]

Early Favs for the Award Season

Yes, it’s very early to predict the big winners of the January-February award season. I haven’t yet seen many of the big names, but I can already see them falling into place. Sure, some of the names listed here […]

7 Iconic Films of Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is undoubtedly one of the finest directors out there, having made masterpiece after masterpiece for many decades. With the impending release of The Irishman – a film that should top the list of every gangster movie lover […]

September 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of September 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the end of […]

September 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of September 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow tonight (30th of September), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

The Rise of the Miniseries

Miniseries (a.k.a. anthology, limited, event, or serial, depending on your region) have been on the rise in almost every outlet. Netflix, Hulu, HBO, National Geographic, and so many others have hopped on board the miniseries train, releasing super binge-able […]

375 Movies Made and Counting

Producers have made more than 375 movies from scripts and writers found on InkTip. All of these movies started when a producer used our site to discover new scripts. In fact, producers, agents, and managers have used InkTip since 2001. Some […]

Coming Soon: The Films of October 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in October. Joker (Crime, Drama, Thriller) Directed by Todd Phillips In Theaters October 4 Synopsis: An original […]

5 Great Danish Series

We’re used to seeing too many American and British series. It’s a fact. Yes, some of them are good. No doubt, some of the good ones are true masterpieces. What a lot of people are not aware of is […]

Why Film Dubs are Bad

I love films, and I’ve loved them for a very long time. And, as a film-lover, nothing makes me more angry than seeing a good film butchered and stripped away from what makes it as it is in the […]

Top 10 Romantic Comedies of All Time

We all love a good romantic comedy. Witty, lighthearted humor, the promise and struggle of finding true love, and a happy ending tend to make up the plots of romcoms. For decades, people have laughed and cried alongside some […]

August 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of August 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below:   Best Feature – Just Words 2nd […]

August 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of August 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow tonight (31st of August), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

June-July 2019 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the June-July Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/june-july-2019/ Therefore, David J Keogh and Velton […]

Film Festivals to Check Out this Fall

Fall is approaching and that means much anticipated cooler temps, pumpkin spice everything, and an awesome line up of film festivals across the United States. Whether you’re into small-town local festivals or big national productions, we’ve got some of […]

Under the Tree (Review)

The most recent World Happiness Index lists Iceland as the fourth happiest country in the world. Suffice to say, Under the Tree doesn’t exactly delve into that optimism, and instead focusses heavily on feuds, misunderstandings and outright hatred. It’s […]

Coming Soon: The Films of September 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in September. It Chapter Two (Horror) Directed by Andy Muschietti In Theaters September 6 Synopsis: Lawman Luke […]

Interview with our JULY 2019 winner: Cengiz Akaygün

We awarded July’s edition of Film of the Month to The Mandarin Tree, and we’ve managed to exchange a few words with the director, Cengiz Akaygün. JL: Congratulations on your win, Cengiz. We decided to award the top prize […]

7 Iconic Horror Scenes (II)

A few weeks ago, I was in the mood to talk about horror flicks a for a bit, so I compiled a list of scenes from horror films which I found to be absolute staples of the genre. Not […]

Interview with our MAY 2019 winner: M.P. Murdock

J.L. Congratulations on your win! We were thoroughly impressed by ‘Rorrim‘, continuously on the edge of our seats. How would you describe your project in a single sentence? Murdock: It’s a story about ambition and perseverance disguised as a […]

July 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of July 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the end of […]

July 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of July 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tonight (31st of July), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish you […]

Where to get inspiration for your next screenplay

Some people might tell you that no matter how original you think your writing is, somebody in the world is bound to have already done it already. Well, not a completely identical story, but a very similar one, perhaps. […]

Coming Soon: The Films of August 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in August. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Action, Adventure) Directed by David Leitch In Theaters August […]

Interview with our JUNE 2019 winner: Tawan Bazemore

J.L. Congratulations for your great victory! Sound grabs another couple of accolades in an already impressive list. You named your project ‘Sound’. That’s a very ambitious title, and all can go wrong in case you don’t quite deliver. However, […]

6 Great Experimental Films

Many experimental films, as interesting as they might be, simply aren’t exactly enjoyable to watch. A single non-conventional element, such as narrative, or cinematography, or use of score, might not completely alter the overall experience, but a couple of […]

Why Do We Love Stranger Things

It might be a bit cheesy at times, and it might recycle its best ideas a little bit too much in each season, but even so, a lot of people are big Stranger Things fans – myself included. So, […]

4 Netflix Shows Releasing Soon

It’s summer, and nothing too interesting is on at the cinema. And anyways, if you live in Europe, you probably already spent your monthly cinema money on fans, in the hope that you can survive yet another wave of […]

June 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of June 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below:   Best Feature – *film removed at […]

June 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of June 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th of June), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

April-May 2019 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the April-May Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/april-may-2019/ Therefore, Anna Weinstein wins the April-May […]

Sequels, prequels and spin-offs

The lack of originality in the mainstream film industry is certainly not a new occurence, but it is bothering me as much as it always did. Which is quite a lot. Of course, from a financial point of view, […]

Top 10 Ice Hockey Movies

With all the excitement of the Stanley Cup at this time of year, thoughts inevitably turn to the best examples of the skating sport on the silver screen. Ice hockey lends itself so well to movie making, with fast […]

Coming Soon: The Films of July 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in July. The Lion King (Animation, Adventure, Drama) Directed by Jon Favreau In Theaters July 19 Synopsis: After […]

7 Iconic Horror Scenes (I)

While a horror or thriller film can certainly have a handful of wonderfully crafted scenes and still fail to hit home, more often than not there’s a positive correlation between scene brilliance and overall quality. If you’re a fan […]

Chernobyl (Review)

Ever since the Chernobyl NPP disaster more than 33 years ago, there has been a steady flow of media that either chronicles the events, or attempts to build stories out of the aftermath of the events. There have been […]

May 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of May 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the end of […]

May 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of May 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of May), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

5 TV Shows With Disappointing Finales

Have you watched a TV series for several years, taking in each season as it was released, and kind of going about your life with it in the background? You finished high-school when the show was airing season 2, […]

Interview with our screenplay competition past winner: David Barbeschi

It’s been a long time since then, but for anyone of you who doesn’t know who David Barbeschi is, we’re here to remind you that he is one of the few people whose projects managed to win and get […]

Coming Soon: The Films of June 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in June. Toy Story 4 (Animation, Adventure, Comedy) Directed by Josh Cooley In Theaters June 28 Synopsis: […]

The Top 5 Poker Movies of the Last 30 Years

When it comes to cinema, one of the more interesting yet less talked about subgenres is poker movies. Poker movies tap into the same audience that loves casino flicks but narrow the lens to focus on the most dramatic […]

Is CGI Used Too Much Nowadays?

I’m generally not a fan of blockbusters, and unless the context is right, my only contact with them remains through memes I stumble across on social media and fail to understand. Which is not much of a problem, as […]

6 Highest Grossing Films of All Time

This last week, it’s very likely that, while browsing your social media feed, you stumbled upon articles or posts centred around Avengers: Endgame’s success at the box office. It’s only been weeks, and the superhero flick has already grossed […]

Star Wars Episode IX – What We Know So Far

You don’t get the release of a brand new Star Wars Episode every year. Sure, we’ve been getting one every two years since 2015, but please bare in mind that 2019 will be only the 9th year since 1977 […]

April 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of April 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature – Inhumanity 2nd Place: FREE […]

April 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of April 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th of April), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

February-March 2019 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the February-March Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/february-march-2019/ Therefore, Joshua A. Cohen wins the […]

Interview with our MARCH 2019 winner: Martin Holper

It’s been really tight this March. With so many outstanding entries for Film of the Month, we here at TMFF had a lot of debates, often contradictory, before we finally determined the grand winner: Loss of Reality, an excellent […]

4 Ways to Avoid Game of Thrones Spoilers

The final Game of Thrones season is finally upon us, and 2 of the 7 episodes have already been released and devoured by hordes of hardcore fans. George R.R. Martin’s books rank higher in terms of enjoyment, at least […]

Coming Soon: The Films of May 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in May. Aladdin (Adventure, Comedy, Family) Directed by Guy Ritchie In Theaters May 24 Synopsis: A kindhearted […]

Why do we love films?

Have you ever wondered why we watch films? It must be so strange from an outside perspective, seeing human beings sit in front of boxes and watch moving images for hours at an end. But we’re so used to […]

6 Highly Anticipated Horror Films of 2019

Oh, another article on upcoming horror films? Well, just in case there was any doubt that horror is one of the most popular genres out there. Actually, looking at what’s due to come out this year – which includes […]

March 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of March 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the end of […]

March 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of March 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of March), when we will announce our winners as well. We wish […]

The Twilight Zone is Back

A wise person once said: ‘ Only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and the fact that every couple of decades, a revival of The Twilight Zone will inevitably spring up’. While, of course, that’s not a […]

4 Films To Go To the Cinema For in April

The beginning of the year is often slow in terms of releases – we already addressed this phenomena in detail in one of our previous posts, which described what are known as ‘dump months’. However, it will soon be […]

Coming Soon: The Films of April 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in April. Little Woods (Crime, Drama, Western) Directed by Nia DaCosta In Theaters April 19 Synopsis: A […]

The Guilty (Review)

Years ago, I watched Locke and was completely blown away by it. The film by Steven Knight took place exclusively inside of a moving car with a single passenger, played by Tom Hardy. And despite this apparent limitation in […]

7 Popular Stories in Films

Almost two years ago, I wrote an article on the most common character story arcs, as stemming from a lecture by the great American writer, Kurt Vonnegut. This week, I will offer some continuity to that by detailing a […]

February 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of February 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature – Journey Home 2nd Place: […]

Film of the Year 2018 Announced

Hello there, After carefully considering thousands of projects over the past year, selecting precisely 474 films and trailers in the 2018 edition, we’ve finally decided to announce and award our FILM OF THE YEAR 2018 winner: ‘Going AWOL‘ by […]

February 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of February 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tonight (28th of February). Tomorrow, on the 1st of March, we will announce our winners. […]

Oscars 2019: Predictions vs Results

The patters of recent years mostly saw The Golden Globes and The BAFTAs awarding a common film with their Best Picture trophy, and the Academy Awards later choosing a different film as their victor. However, this year we already […]

December-January 2019 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the December-January Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/december-january-2019/ Therefore, Katelyn Harbert wins the December-January […]

Coming Soon: The Films of March 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in March: Apollo 11 (Documentary) Directed by Todd Douglas Miller In Theaters March 1 Synopsis: A look at the Apollo […]

6 Modern Black & White Films Worth Watching

As with any technological advancement, there is plenty of debate surrounding the topic of the first colour film. The earliest colour film is often attested to have existed as early as 1902, made by an Edwardian photographer. However, coloured […]

True Detective – Season Comparison

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, True Detective is back since mid-January… and more than half of the new season is already gone. So, I thought that before it’s all over and we once again have to get […]

Interview with our JANUARY 2019 winner: Matheus Ronn

If there’s a month that’s most suitable for mystery, that’s January. It’s cold outside, and the best place to be is inside, cuddled under a couple of blankets and with a warm drink in your hand. And, since this […]

4 Big Contenders for Best Picture Oscar

In a bit over three weeks, the Academy Awards will take place, sending the entire film world into frenzy yet again. As I mentioned two weeks ago, I much prefer the more quiet appeal of the Golden Globes, as […]

January 2019 Winners

Hello there, the winners of January 2019 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the end of […]

January 2019 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of January 2019! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of January when we will announce our winners as well). We wish […]

Sight vs Sound: Bird Box vs A Quiet Place

Most of us go about our daily lives by using a combination of both sight and sound in order to perform all our activities. Yet, for some, or in specific situations, one or both of these senses may be […]

Coming Soon: The Films of February 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month in February: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Animation, Action, Adventure) Directed by Dean DeBlois In […]

Interview with our DECEMBER 2018 winner: Irina Velichkova

The last major award of 2018 goes to Bulgaria – Irina Velichkova wins the big award for her fantastic film, Dream for Happiness, while also bagging the Best Director award. Let’s see what Irina told us about her achievement. […]

5 Highlights from the 2019 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are my favourite of the big 3 that also consists of the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs. My interest in the latter severely declined when Stephen Fry stopped hosting, and while the Globes have indeed been […]

What Are Dump Months?

If you’re a regular cinema goer, you probably can relate to the different kinds of trouble when choosing what to watch. Sometimes, you’re simply flooded with choice – many films that you’ve wanted to watch for a long time […]

Interview with our NOVEMBER 2018 winners: Guillaume Enard & Jonathan Delerue

For the second last series of awards of the year, our grand winner comes from France, and is called By Blood. Set in medieval times, it tells the story of Mort-Lieu, an old warlord who, from his deathbed, has […]

December 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of December 2018 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. We also wish you a happy new year! You can see all the nominees HERE or […]

December 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of December 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of December when we will announce our winners as well). We wish […]

October-November 2018 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the October-November Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/october-november-2018/ Therefore, Sara Grimaldi wins the October-November competition with […]

7 Films set during New Year’s Eve

We at TMFF hope you all had a fantastic Christmas alongside your loved ones! Since we already offered our list of favourite Christmassy films last year around this time, we now decided to do the same for the upcoming […]

Coming Soon: The Films of January 2019

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month: Glass (Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller, Mystery) Directed by M. Night Shyamalan In Theaters Jan 18 Synopsis: Security guard David Dunn […]

Leave No Trace (Review)

Nowadays, the idea of people living isolated existences, mostly cut off from the rest of the world, surviving by themselves in valleys or forests, seems rather alien to most of us. Despite the fact that alongside their long evolutionary […]

5 New Series Premiering in 2019

There’s a number of series returning to screens in 2019. Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Stranger Things, (possibly) Fargo… but we all know that, don’t we? What we’re perhaps slightly less familiar with are the newcomers that will be […]

Is There Still a Market for a New Nightmare on Elm Street Movie?

If you’re a fan of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, the future’s looking a lot brighter for you than it did earlier in the year. Last month, it surfaced that there may well be more of Wes […]

The Bitcoin Films of 2018 and Beyond

If there’s one thing cinema likes to explore, it’s controversial subjects, and little has divided the world in recent years to quite the same extent as bitcoin. Hailed by many as heralding a new era of opportunity and innovation, […]

Interview with our SEPTEMBER 2018 winner: Nicolas van Ruychevelt

We had a quick chat with Nicolas van Ruychevelt, the writer and director of last month’s big winner: Far Away. While the film certainly does not come from far away – just neighbouring Belgium – it has deeply impressed all […]

The Clovehitch Killer (Review)

‘Curiosity killed the cat’ is a piece of wisdom that virtually all of us should be familiar with. And if we are, we probably also know that curiosity is not a cat exclusive trait – it’s likewise a very […]

November 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of November 2018 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the end of […]

November 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of November 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th of November when we will announce our winners as well). We wish […]

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Heading to Netflix in December

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle arrives on Netflix in December, with the film promising to offer an alternative angle on some well-loved characters. For many fans, the 1967 Disney animation remains the definitive realization of the characters from The […]

Top 6 Casino Films Throughout Cinema History

From Bond to blackjack, from heists to daring winning runs, what better pairing than cinema and casinos? The tension is unbeatable – that being said, there’s plenty of competition for top dog. Here are six of the best casino […]

5 Winter Film Festivals

As winter is definitely coming, and a chill ominously looms over Europe, we decided to stay in tune with the weather and already think about winter time. So, this week we’ve compiled a list of 5 currently ongoing and […]

Coming Soon: The Films of December 2018

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month: Mary Queen of Scots (Biography, Drama, History) Directed by Josie Rourke In Theaters Dec 7 Synopsis: Mary Stuart’s attempt […]

Music in Movies is Manipulative. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing

Without music, most movies wouldn’t even get off the ground running. A bold claim? Oh, absolutely. But is it true? Almost without a doubt. Music appeals to the viewers and their emotions are heightened when listening to it accompanying […]

Interview with our OCTOBER 2018 winner: Hugo Diego Garcia

It’s already November, and last month’s big winner was Tony, a French film about a Spanish immigrant that faces difficult choices on multiple fronts. We were very impressed with the quality of our newest Film of the Month, and […]

Mélanie Laurent’s Southern Noir: Galveston (Review)

Galveston is a recently-released film that takes its name from its setting: a small town in Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico more specifically. As the title does not say much, one could easily think it’s some sort of […]

4 Tips on Horror Film Design

Halloween night just passed, so who would expect a post about horror films the very next day? Everyone? Oh, then we will proceed without the surprise element in hand. With Halloween coming and going, I was thinking a bit […]

October 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of October 2018 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. And HAPPY HALLOWEEN! You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature – Red Light […]

October 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of October 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of October when we will announce our winners as well). We wish […]

August-September 2018 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the August-September Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/august-september-2018/ Therefore, Jean-Marie Mazaleyrat and Edith Woi […]

Why Hasn’t Jurassic Park Kickstarted a Dinosaur Movie Genre?

Some of the biggest blockbusters have to do with our fear of the unknown – aliens, sea monsters, big natural disasters, and of course, our pre-historic predecessors that once roamed the earth before we arrived: dinosaurs. Yet even though […]

Coming Soon: The Films of November 2018

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month: Bohemian Rhapsody (Biography, Drama, Music) Directed by Bryan Singer In Theaters Nov 2 Synopsis: A chronicle of the years […]

From Book to Game to Series: TV adaptation of the Witcher coming to Netflix soon

‘The Witcher ‘is best associated with the video games, particularly the Witcher 3, which is roundly acknowledged as one of the best games of the past decade. Many people, even fans of the games, may not be aware that […]

4 Facts about Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

It might seem like only yesterday, but actually the last time Martin Scorsese made a gangster movie, the year was 2006. You remember The Departed, right? After all, it won Best Picture at all major award ceremonies the following […]

Why You Should Submit Screenplays to Film Festivals

Writing stories can be done just for passing time, practicing creativity or experiencing something new – we certainly know that. And general rules for storytelling also apply to a more niche-oriented screenplay format. What we’re getting at is that […]

6 Upcoming Films from Great Directors (I)

Now that cold weather is slowly but steadily replacing the summer vibes and any potential leftovers, a seasonal shift is also occurring in the world of films. Lazy, action-heavy blockbusters perfect for a hot summer evening are giving way […]

September 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of September 2018 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the winners HERE or below: Best Feature Announced at the end of October […]

September 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of September 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th of September when we will announce our winners as well). Best of […]

Interview with our MARCH 2018 winner: Sergey Tselikov

Today we’re chatting with our March 2018 FILM OF THE MONTH winner, Sergey Tselikov. Besides the FILM OF THE MONTH award, Sergey’s film ‘Going AWOL‘ managed to win 3 other awards: Director of the Month, Screenwriter of the Month […]

Why are Superhero Films so Popular?

Every couple of months or so, there comes yet another mass hysteria surrounding a new release in the superhero genre. Several years ago, I would do my best to keep up with the releases – not watching each and […]

5 Timeless Subjects For Screenplays

It could be said that the most important thing when writing a new screenplay is to be original. However, this notion can also be misunderstood. A lot of screenwriters spend countless hours trying to come up with brand new […]

Coming Soon: The Films of October 2018

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! Below you will find our pick with the 5 most awaited films to watch next month: Venom (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi) Directed by Ruben Fleischer In Theaters Oct 5 Synopsis: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers […]

7 Films Inspired by Video Games

Whoever said that video games cannot tell good stories either hasn’t played video games, or hasn’t played the right ones. At times, they can be the most powerful storytelling medium, since they offer a visual backdrop, as films do, […]

Interview with our AUGUST 2018 winner: Omar Parker

The final month of summer has come and gone, and our big winner this time comes from the US, in the form of a monochrome drama about humanity and justice, among others. We spoke to Omar Parker, the director […]

Stephen King’s Dollar Babies

Have you ever wanted to shoot a short film, but completely lacked a good idea, while also not having the funds to purchase the rights for one? Well, no worries really, one of the world’s best selling authors has […]

August 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of August 2018 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the winners HERE or below: Best Feature – Murder on the Reef 2nd Place: The […]

5 Upcoming VR Film Festivals

Remember how last week we briefly touched upon how VR might be changing the fact of films – or, at least, shaping an intriguing niche in a variety of genres? Well, I decided to carry on with the topic, […]

August 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of August 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of August when we will announce our winners as well). Best of […]

June-July 2018 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hi there, The winners of the June-July Screenplay Competition have just been announced on our website as well as on our social media pages. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/june-july-2018/ Therefore, Florence Nahon wins the June-July […]

How Technology Changed Film Festivals

Like it or hate it, but technology advancement never stands still, and a slightly longer sleep entails the risk of not recognising the world you wake up in. Especially in the last couple of centuries, technology has involved in […]

Coming Soon: The Films of September 2018

Hi there, filmmakers and film lovers! On the 20th day of each month we’ll be creating an exclusive list recommended by TMFF with the best films to watch in the month to come. To keep things simple and without […]

Top 3 Francis Ford Coppola films that are a must-watch

If you watch any of the 1970s classics created by Francis Ford Coppola, they all have an artistic freshness and contemporary feel to them even today, more than four decades later. Right from the engrossing tale of power and […]

7 Great Pet Films

By ‘pet films’, we don’t exactly mean films that you should show to your pet while you find something else to do, although we highly encourage watching them alongside your favourite animal(s). In order not to start another cats […]

Black Mirror Episodes Becoming Reality: A Look

Black mirror is a dark revealing series that somewhat sends a chill down our spines. The more than reality events shown in the series somewhat depict our future. This sci-fi drama shows what our future might be like. And […]

Why Mission: Impossible Stands the Test of Time

Do action films really need to be part of franchises to do well? Yes and no, with the balance leaning toward the latter. While it might help to have an identifiable hero that does each new installment’s marketing in […]

July 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of July 2018 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the winners HERE or below: Best Feature  Announced at the end of August […]

July 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of July 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of July when we will announce our winners as well). Best of […]

5 Great Classic Musicals

One thing that I’ve encountered in conversations with people about films is that they tend to be biased against musicals. It’s not outright hate that’s displayed towards the genre, mind you, but a sort of indifference that’s found in […]

Interview with our JUNE 2018 winner: Aimiende Negbenebor Sela

Today we’re chatting with Aimiende Negbenebor Sela, the writer and director of TMFF’s latest Film of the Month winning entry, Utopia. JL: Aimiende, many congratulations on winning our biggest prize of the month – we thoroughly enjoyed Utopia and the […]

Why do audiences love horror films?

Making a drama film is always a gamble: what if it’s not dramatic enough, or overly-dramatic to the point of hilarity? Then maybe a comedy? Some people completely lack a sense of humour, while others’ might be too refined […]

6 Box Office Flops of Last Year

Sometimes, you have that one brilliant film idea that should by all means awe everybody. If you also manage to attract a star-studded cast and spend millions on marketing the film-to-be, cash should flow right in, right? Wrong. So […]

June 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of June 2018 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below: Best Feature – Something 2nd Place: Octav […]

June 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of June 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th of June when we will announce our winners as well). Best of […]

April-May 2018 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello there, and especially to our fellow screenwriters, Congrats! The winners of the April-May Screenplay Competition have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/april-may-2018/ Therefore, Charlie Taylor wins the April-May competition with his script […]

The Style of Wes Andreson

Just a few weeks ago I went to the cinema watch Wes Andreson’s most recent film, Isle of Dogs. You see, I’m a big fan of Wes, and firmly believe that his projects are an art form in themselves. […]

Interview with our MAY 2018 winner: Gabriel Mirété

Today we’re chatting with Gabriel Mirété, who won a bunch of TMFF awards at the last ceremony with his film Amber, including Best Film of the Month and Best Screenwriter of the month. JL: Congratulation on your win, Gabriel! Or […]

8 Great Football Films

The FIFA World Cup in Russia started almost a week ago, so I guess there’s no pressing need for something to put us into a footballing atmosphere. Not to mention the fact that it is rather difficult to squeeze […]

Cannes 2018 Highlights

Cannes came and went, and under no circumstances could we miss the opportunity of talking about it for a bit. As opposed to the big three of Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Academy Awards, who are all aimed at a […]

6 Important Cuts in Film

Did you know that Hitchcock’s scenes were around 10 minutes long each? He would only cut when his camera ran out of film, which made it rather difficult for the actors: the slightest fuck-up could ruin the previous 9 […]

May 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of May 2018 have just been announced! Congratulations to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. Please find all the nominees and winners HERE or below:   Best Feature – Announced at the […]

May 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of May 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of May when we will announce our winners as well). Best of […]

The Shifts in Film Marketing (II): Star Wars

A few months ago, we talked extensively about the money-making machine that the Star Wars franchise started to be (again) shortly after it was acquired by Disney, and started rolling out sequels, spin-offs and TV series plans. Back then, […]

6 Series to Watch Now

The April-May interval of the year was commonly known in the last few years as ‘Game of Thrones time’. There has rarely been a TV series that captured such a large segment of the market as Game of Thrones […]

Interview with our APRIL 2018 winner: Chad Sogas

What were you busy with this April? A nice Easter family get-together, a well-deserved spring break from school, or some quality time in the sun, after a drastic improvement in the weather? Maybe all three? Well, we were busy […]

The Shifts in Film Marketing (I): Deadpool

Everything tangible or intangible in our world needs to be marketed. Whether it’s a chocolate bar, a book, a hotel room, a car towing service or, in our case, a film, it needs to generate some buzz in order […]

6 Indie Films You Might Have Missed

It’s very easy to know when a blockbuster film is released. There’s a 78% chance that at least 59% of your Facebook friends will each post a check-in when they go to the cinema in order to watch the […]

April 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of April 2018 have just been announced! Congrats to everyone involved and hope to see you soon at TMFF. Please find all the nominees and winners HERE or below:   Best Feature – The 12 2nd Best […]

April 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of April 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th April when we will announce our winners as well). You can see […]

February-March 2018 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello there, and especially to our fellow screenwriters, Congrats! The winners of the February-March Screenplay Competition have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/february-march-2018/ Therefore, Robert T. McDorman wins the February-March competition with his […]

What We Know About Indiana Jones 5

Two weeks ago we were talking about Spielberg and his newest film, Ready Player One – which has been doing remarkably well both in terms of reviews and of box office. He has over the years expressed his desire […]

Interview With Filmmaker Gage Oxley

We last spoke with Gage Oxley a few months ago, when his short film, ‘This World We Live In‘, won our May 2017 Film of the Month award. Recently, we presented our Film of the Year 2017 distinction – […]

5 Recent Palme d’Or Winners

There’s less than a month left until my favourite film festival of the year, Cannes, holds its annual awards. A few short days ago it published its Official Selection list, which you can have a look at here. With […]

What is Recognition Cinema?

I have recently come across the term ‘recognition cinema’. Not knowing exactly what to make of it, I did some research and came with the definition ‘the phenomenon of trying to please an audience by including brief references to […]

March 2018 Winners

Hello there, the winners of March 2018 have just been announced! Congrats! Please find all the nominees and winners HERE or below: Best Feature MARCH-APRIL WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF APRIL   Film of the Month – Going AWOL 2nd […]

March 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of March 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of March when we will announce our winners as well. You can […]

7 Mistakes to Avoid in Making a Short Film

Sort films are great for more reasons than one. First, they are entertaining in their own right, and often end up transmitting just as much meaning or emotion as feature films do – without feeling unnecessarily stretched. Second, they […]

Upcoming 2018 Blockbusters

The first two first three months of the year are usually quiet when it comes to new releases. We get the big awards, and this is the time when most of the high-profile movies will be in cinemas. Late […]

4 Facts About the 2018 Academy Awards

The 2018 Oscars came and went, a bit later than the normal scheduling of late February. The 3 hours and 53 minutes long ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second year running, awarded its famous statuettes to the […]

How Silent Films Work

The word ‘movie’ has its origin in the syntagma ‘moving picture’, also known as ‘motion picture’, which accurately, if rather simplistically described what an ensemble of successive pictures would be called. In the beginning, films implied motion, but no […]

Film of the Year 2017 Announced

Hello there, After carefully considering thousands of projects over the past year, selecting precisely 476 films and trailers in the 2017 edition, we’ve finally decided to announce and award our FILM OF THE YEAR 2017 winner: ‘Behold, Such Clown‘ […]

February 2018 Winners

The winners of February 2018 are here! Thank you all for participating! You can see all the winners HERE or below: Best Feature – Hippopotamus 2nd Place – Winter Ridge 3rd Place – The Astronot   Film of the Month – AINHOA 2nd Place […]

February 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there and congrats to all our nominees of February 2018! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tonight (28th of February) when we will announce our winners as well. You can see […]

BAFTA Awards 2018

Another one of the big ceremonies has come and gone – the BAFTA Awards took place on Sunday, 18 February 2018 in London, UK. This meant that, for once, us Europeans could watch a winter season award without having […]

December-January 2018 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello there, and especially to our fellow screenwriters, Congrats! The winners of the December-January Screenplay Competition have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/december-january-2018/ Therefore, Dave Thomas wins the December-January competition with his script […]

Interview with our JANUARY 2018 winner: Rebecca Gosnell

The first month of the year has come and gone. Whether or not it passed quickly depends on the intensity of one’s activity during the initial 31 days of the year. And while January does indeed have the habit […]

10 Films that Critics Loved but Viewers Disliked

People will never agree with each other – it’s a fact. Their tastes, experiences, levels of education, attention spans and temporary factors that affect the enjoyment one can get from a film all impact their perception of a given […]

The Star Wars Cash Cow

Star Wars Episode I was the first film – animations excluded – that I distinctly remember watching at the cinema, with my dad. It came out in 1999, 16 years after the Original Trilogy had concluded with Return of […]

January 2018 Winners

HERE are the first winners of 2018! Thanks so much for taking part in this month’s competition!   Best Feature Announced at the end of February.   Film of the Month – Crush 2nd Place:  Being Keegan 3rd Place: The […]

January 2018 Nominees Announced

Hello there! The first nominees of 2018 have been announced! We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of January) when we will announce our winners as well. You can see […]

5 Facts About the 2018 Oscars

The Oscar nominations have finally been announced this week, and save for a few surprising omissions, the list is pretty much as everyone expected it to be. We’re not here to discuss the potential award winners – we’ve had […]

Box Office Earnings and Film Quality

How can you tell that a film has been successful or not? One of the two easiest ways are either looking at the aggregate scores (on Metacritic, Rotten Tomatoes or IMDb) or looking at the amount of box office […]

5 Highlights from the 2018 Golden Globe Awards

Either the Globes have been scheduled really early this year, or the Academy Awards have been scheduled really late, but there’s almost two months inbetween the two neighbour awards. The Golden Globes often act as a trend-setter in how […]

Interview with our DECEMBER 2017 winner: Jules Comes

We’ve just passed into the new year, and thus had our very last monthly competition of 2017. We had some really wonderful entries in December, so picking the best one was a difficult choice. In the end, however, we […]

A Look Back at 2017

2017 is history, and 2018 is here to stay. It wouldn’t feel right to start the new year with just about any article on a random subject, so then let’s all honour 2017 before turning to new and hopefully […]

December 2017 Winners

HERE are the winners of December 2017! Thanks so much for taking part and HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Best Feature NOT ENOUGH ENTRIES.   Film of the Month – Saint Hubert 2nd Film of the Month: Olvidadizo 3rd Film of […]

December 2017 Nominees Announced

Hello there! The nominees of December 2017 have just been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of December) when we will announce our winners as well. You can […]

October-November 2017 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello to our dearest screenwriters, Congrats! The winners of the October-November Screenplay Competition have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/october-november-2017/ Therefore, David Bobrow wins the October-November competition with his script ‘Country People‘ Johnny […]

10 Films to Watch this Christmas

In case you were just cozying up in a bed of cushions underneath your recently decorated Christmas tree (unless you’re one of those weird indivuduals that had it up since late September), the thought of watching something Christmassy might […]

The Big Award Season Has Started

The end of each year brings along many perks that simply cannot be ignored. Yes, you will be yet another year older, but hey, that’s completely manageable if you’ve got a ton of Christmas presents to compensate for it, […]

7 Films About Kings and Queens

When you hear the word ‘queen’, chances are that you have the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in mind. British monarchs have been particularly influential throughout history, and continue to be widely recognised symbols of monarchy nowadays. […]

November 2017 Winners

The winners of November 2017 have just been announced. Thank you all for participating! You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below:   Best Feature Announced at the end of December.   Film of the Month – Time […]

November 2017 Nominees Announced

Hello there! The nominees of November 2017 have just been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th of November) when we will announce our winners as well. You can […]

How to market an indie film

As someone who has worked in marketing, I might sound biased, but I firmly believe that the marketing process of an indie production is just as important as any other aspect. Because it all boils down to the audience: […]

5 Most Likely Oscar Contenders

It’s that time of the year again when the Oscar bait starts to roll in, and films that you’ve been longing to see all year finally make their appearance in cinemas. Some will disappoint, some will downright infuriate, making […]

What should a film’s soundtrack do?

Music in film is always an interesting discussion topic, I believe, simply because of the fact that there’s no right or wrong answers. This is such a complex matter, that encompasses so many variables, moderators and mediators alike, and […]

Interview with our AUGUST 2017 winner: Yoann Boisson

Summer is gone, the gloomy allure of autumn is in full swing, and with it come the dark clouds and the dead leaves. Speaking of gloominess and dead things, ‘The Death of Olivier Bécaille’ (La Mort d’Olivier Bécaille) won […]

Interview with our OCTOBER 2017 winner: Loran Perrin

October has given way to November, Halloween has come and gone, and we once more find ourselves in the business end of autumn. As always, one more month gone means that TMFF has just offered its monthly awards to […]

6 Series That Returned After a Long Absence

There comes a point in the life of a TV series where, no matter how good it is, things start to drag on. Now, don’t get me wrong, this can still continue as a win-win relationship: producers and distributors […]

October 2017 Winners

Hello there again! Below you will find the winners of October 2017! Thank you all for participating! You can see all the winners & nominees HERE or below: Best Feature – Sarvasva 2nd Place: Here We Are 3rd Place: A.K.A […]

October 2017 Nominees Announced

Hello there! The nominees of October 2017 have just been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of October) when we will announce our winners as well. You can […]

August-September 2017 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello to our dearest screenwriters, Congrats! The winners of the August-September Screenplay Competition have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/august-september-2017/ Therefore, Stuart Cubbon, Jr. wins the August-September competition with his script ‘Miko The […]

The Most Common Horror Tropes

We’ve been talking quite a lot about horror films lately, so the important thing to mention before we move on to the matters at hand is that we’re not narrowing down the scope of our festival to the horror […]

8 Legendary Horror Film Directors

Since we’re still in October, let’s continue exploring the seasonal potential of the month with another article centred around things that terrify us for their tendency to go “boo!” in the dark. We’ve had a number of film recommendations, […]

Darren Aronofsky – The Thin Line Between Environmentalism and Controversy

Before screening his newest film, Mother, at a film festival in Toronto, writer and director Darren Aronofsky declared: ‘I apologise for what I’m about to do to you’. Just how much basis would you expect an argument like that […]

Interview with our SEPTEMBER 2017 winner: Sara Grimaldi

Summer is gone, the gloomy allure of autumn is in full swing, and with it come the dark clouds and the dead leaves. But we’ve got the perfect cure against all the gloominess unfolding outside: ‘The Return of the Train‘ […]

7 Autumn Horror Film Festivals

The month of October is upon us, and what does October famously bring along? Yes, the Daylight Saving Time too, but that’s not exactly what I meant – I’m more leaning towards that celebration which always takes place on […]

September 2017 Winners

As promised, the time to announce our winners has come! Thanks to everyone who participated in the competition! You can see all winners HERE or below: Best Feature (announced at the end of October)   Film of the Month – The […]

September 2017 Nominees Announced

Hello there! The nominees of September 2017 have just been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th of September) when we will announce our winners as well. You can […]

Damien Chazelle and How to Get Big With a Short

When he was in his mid-20s, Damien Chazelle wrote a screenplay about a jazz drummer. The main source of inspiration was his own self, a couple of years younger, as a jazz musician in a high school band, bullied […]

10 Stephen King Films and Series to Watch

It’s easy to assume that literally everybody has at least once read a Stephen King book – there’s a lot of them to begin with, since he averages more than one per year, and this is quite impressive, since […]

Choosing a Genre for your Film Project

The moment when, quite a while ago, one caveman split a pile of small rocks separately from a pile of big boulders, mankind discovered one of its main defining characteristics: the ability to categorize things. By a process of […]

8 Films for a Proper Autumnal Mood

Each year, around this period, we stop and think things through for a minute, and conclude that summer has indeed passed suspiciously fast. Sadness instills itself bit by bit, alongside a short-term sense of nostalgia for all those long […]

August 2017 Winners

Here they are: the winners of August 2017! Congrats to everyone who participated and a big thank you for being part of TMFF this month! You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature – RCTV: El Silencio […]

August 2017 Nominees Announced

The nominees of August 2017 have been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of August) when we will announce our winners as well. You can see all the […]

Social Media Marketing for Your Film

Out of all available marketing tools, one holds a major advantage over all the others, because it’s completely free. It won’t take one cent from your pocket, and nowadays you can’t say the same about a lot of things. […]

11 Highly Anticipated Films

Summer is slowly but steadily drawing to a close, the days are constantly shrinking, and we’re not that far away from chilly, rainy weekends spent with a cup of piping hot tea or coffee in our hands, feverishly anticipating […]

Screenwriting Software Selection

A couple of weeks ago we were talking about sources of inspiration for film projects; after all, knowing what you want to write about before actually starting to put words on paper is very important. Otherwise, you’ll end up […]

Top 7 Films Set During A Heatwave

It’s a commonly known fact that summer is the warmest season of the year. Therefore, I would think it natural for warmth during this season to be expected. However, year in year out, we are constantly bombarded with news […]

Interview with our JULY 2017 winner: Jacob Pilgaard

Summer is still very much in full swing, the sun is shining relentlessly, and we’ve got a brand new set of winners! This month, we’re talking to Jacob Pilgaard, who wrote and directed ‘Behold, Such Clown‘, our Film of the […]

July 2017 Winners

Here they are: the winners of July 2017! Congrats to everyone who participated and a big thank you for being part of TMFF this month! You can see all the winners HERE or below: Best Feature (announced at the end […]

David Lynch – The Master of Unconventionality

More often than not, it’s quite easy to attribute one or two defining characteristics to the projects of a director – they appear as recurring themes and frameworks throughout much of what they direct. Woody Allen has provided us […]

July 2017 Nominees Announced

The nominees of July 2017 have been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of July) when we will announce our winners as well. You can see all the […]

Top 5 Under 5 Pages Screenplay Festivals

Did you know that J.K. Rowling told the story of a certain wizard named Harry Potter in 4224 pages? That’s all books combined, and it’s quite a fair amount, in all honesty. But this statistic shouldn’t put you off […]

Interview with our JUNE 2017 winner: Guillaume Caramelle

It’s July already, and this time we’re talking with Guillaume Caramelle, the writer and director of our Film of the Month winning entry for the June edition of our competition – ‘Nikki Marianne’. JL – First of all, congratulations […]

Research for Writing Screenplays

Have you ever woken up in the morning and said to yourself ‘I want to write a screenplay today’? I know I have, quite often actually. There’s something special about placing words on paper and watching them turn into […]

7 French Films to Watch on France Day

The countdown to celebrating the National Day of France has begun: seven days left until 14 July. Just like the storming of Bastille way back in 1789 represented a turning point in the French Revolution, French cinema has also […]

June 2017 Winners

The winners of June 2017 have been announced! You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below: Best Feature – Half-Life in Fukushima 2nd Best Feature – The Dazzling Light of Sunset 3rd Best Feature – A MERE BREATH   […]

Putting Together a Great Press Kit for Your Film

What’s the point of making a film if nobody will watch it? It will simply drift into obscurity – or not, since it was born into obscurity and never escaped from its confines – and nobody will ever know […]

June 2017 Nominees Announced

The nominees of June 2017 have been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (30th of June) when we will announce our winners as well. You can see all the […]

April-May 2017 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello to our dearest screenwriters, Congrats! The winners of the April-May Screenplay Competition have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/april-may-2017/ Therefore, Michael Rowney wins the April-May competition with his script ‘Odilo Fabian or […]

Interview with our MAY 2017 winner: Gage Oxley

Today we’re asking some questions to Gage Oxley, the writer and director of the film ‘This World We Live In‘, which recently won our May 2017 award for FILM OF THE MONTH. JL – Many congratulations on your fantastic […]

Top 7 Films Better Than Their Book

With just about everything in life, there are general rules as to how one thing or another mainly functions, but there are also exceptions to those rules. One such rule states that in at least 9 out of 10 […]

The Main Story Arcs in Films

Let’s try out a little exercise this week. Take a pencil and a piece of paper, then proceed to think about your favourite film in the whole wide world for a minute. Well, it doesn’t really have to be […]

Top 9 Mobile Film Festivals

When Motorola demonstrated the first handheld mobile phone back in 1973, little did they know that what they had just designed as a device utilised to enable voice calls without resorting to a landline would eventually evolve into a […]

Harnessing the Potential of Viral Marketing for Your Film

Do you know what viral marketing is? Really, no, you have no idea? Well then, it’s one of those things that you’ve been doing for years, but without knowing the fancy word used to describe it. Like, for instance, […]

May 2017 Winners

Here are the big WINNERS of May 2017! Thank you all for participating! You can see all the nominees and winners HERE or below: Best Feature (announced at the end of June)   Film of the Month – This World We Live […]

May 2017 Nominees Announced

The nominees of May 2017 have been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of May) when we will announce our winners as well. You can see all the nominees […]

Top 10 One Minute Film Festivals

It is an unfortunate reality that since the heightened prevalence of modern technology, attention span levels have dramatically… oh look, an email notification. Really, though, in 2015, a group of Canadian researchers calculated the average human attention span: about […]

Interview with our MARCH 2017 winner: David Sarrio

Today we’re asking some questions to film director David Sarrio, whose film ‘POWERLESS‘ won our March 2017 award: FILM OF THE MONTH. AB – Congratulations on your short film “Powerless” winning film of the month at TMFF. How did […]

Using Product Placement In Your Production

Okay, so hopefully after my previous post on product placement, you understand, in layman terms, what it’s all about and how both companies and productions can use it to their advantage. Now you’re probably thinking: “Well, this is all […]

April 2017 Winners

The time to announce the best films out of the best has come! Please find the winners of April 2017 HERE or below: Best Feature – Brackenmore 2nd Place: Repatriation 3rd Place: THREE THE MOVIE   Film of the Month – New Neighbors […]

April 2017 Nominees Announced

The nominees of April 2017 have been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tonight (30th of April) when we will announce our winners as well. You can see all the nominees HERE […]

February-March 2017 Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello there, The winners of the February-March 2017 Screenplay Competition have just been announced. Check them out here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/february-march-2017/ Dan O’Sullivan wins the edition with his screenplay ‘Feeling Reality’. Tony Demmery wins second place with ‘MARIA’ and Dene Stark wins […]

Top 5 Netflix Shows to Binge Watch This Weekend

Remember when House of Cards first debuted on Netflix? It took the industry by storm; that here was a high quality full length TV show with an all-star cast, that was bypassing all traditional television formats and premiering directly […]

Distributing Your Press Release

So, you’re totally taking your film PR by the horns and you’ve managed to write the big bad Press Release (or you’ve hired someone to do it for you, either way, I’m giving you some major thumbs up). You’ve […]

Top 5 Movies with a Kicking Female Ensemble

The hashtag #WomenInFilm is something of a trend now. Not only are you seeing more high profile women in the industry speaking up about equal pay, but female driven films are starting to be viewed as a viable commercial […]

Let’s Cut Your Budget in Half

So you’re producing that fantastic film idea you have. The script is done, dusted and ready to go. You’ve got your dream team ready and those actors convinced. You’re bursting with excitement at the amazing opportunities you know this […]

March 2017 Winners

We’ve been waiting so long for this time of the month to come! Thank you all for participating and hope to have you in the festival again pretty soon. You can see all winners HERE or below: Best Feature […]

March 2017 Nominees Announced

The nominees of March 2017 have been announced. We remind you that voting for the audience award is still open until tomorrow night (31st of March) when we will announce our winners. You can see all the nominees HERE or […]

Top 5 Most Lucrative Franchises In Movie History

Franchises are all the rage nowadays, and it’s easy to see why. As audiences consume more and more television content filmed in spectacular quality (I’m looking at you Game Of Thrones), their hunger for films to become chapters of […]

Best Apps To Simplify Social Media Marketing

A social media presence is becoming more and more important for all productions nowadays. It doesn’t matter if the production is the size of the new James Bond movie, or if the production has the budget of a Kit […]

Interview with our FILM OF THE YEAR winner: Edgar Baghdasaryan

Today we’re asking some questions to film director Edgar Baghdasaryan, whose film ‘The Simon’s Way‘ won our biggest award: FILM OF THE YEAR 2016 at TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival. AB – Firstly, congratulations on your film “The […]

5 Web Series You Should Be Watching

I’m going to start this post with a warning; the following is one hundred percent and totally subjective. I have to admit, this year I have been pretty lax on the Oscar movies; having seen less than half of […]

February 2017 Winners

We have just announced the winners of February 2017 edition! Congratulations to everyone involved and thanks again for sharing your work with us. You can see all the winners HERE or below: Best Feature – Bullock the Bruiser 2nd […]

How to Negotiate for No Pay

Filmmaking isn’t cheap. We all know this. It costs a shiny penny to make even the shortest of content. Sure, anyone can pick up their iPhone and shoot something, but unfortunately it takes more than just a camera to […]

February 2017 Nominees Announced

The nominees of February 2017 are here (winners will be announced on the 2nd of February evening). You can see all the nominees HERE or below: Best Feature Red Zones Bullock the Bruiser One Buck Islenos, a Root of […]

December-January Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello there, They’re here! The winners of the December-January Screenplay Competition have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/december-january-2017/ Therefore, David J Keogh wins the December-January competition with his script ‘Cadeby’ Rizwanul Haq, one […]

Top 10 Films This Presidents’ Day

With Presidents’ Day just around the corner for all my American friends, why not get yourself in the patriotic mood by nuzzling down to a whole range of political features to suit any taste. The American President (1995) Not […]

How To Know What Film Festivals Are Right For You

With so many festivals out there, and more and more appearing every day, it’s sometime confuzzling to figure out where to spend your budget. After all, you’re an indie filmmaker and doing things on a budget is your specialty! […]

Call for Submissions: February 2017

Hello, February Call for Submission now open! Submit now via our ENTRY FORM, Filmfreeway, FestHome, Clickforfestivals or Movibeta for the chance to feature in our well recognised OFFICIAL SELECTION LIST of February 2017 as well as in our film […]

Top 10 Films For The Heart This February

It’s that time of year again, when cupid is out, hearts are everywhere, and more chocolate is consumed than any of us like to think about. So, just for you, we have a list of the top ten tear […]

January 2017 Winners

It’s time for the winners! You can find them all HERE or below: BEST FEATURE (announced at the end of February)   Film of the Month – The Simon’s Way 2nd Film of the Month: THIS MODERN MAN IS […]

January 2017 Nominees Announced

It’s that time of the month when we need to announce all nominees, this time the first nominees of 2017! You can see all the nominees of January HERE or below:   BEST FEATURE (announced at the end of […]

What Is Product Placement?

Let’s talk product placement people! Anytime you saw bond sipping on a Heineken in “Skyfall”… Product Placement. Whenever you saw Lady Gaga curl her hair with Coca-Cola cans in the music video “Telephone”… Product Placement. And every time you […]

Top 5 Film Festivals With Prizes Worth The Entry Fee

With so many film festivals out there, you can often find yourself drowning in submission costs with not much hope of seeing any of it back (let alone the cost of production). However, these film festivals offer prizes that […]

Top 5 US Film Festivals To Attend in 2017

With so many film festivals out there, it can be hard to know which ones are worth not only your time, but also your dosh. Sure there’s the big favourites like Palm Springs and Los Angeles Film Festival (both […]

Top 10 Superhero Films to Watch in 2017

So 2017 is finally here, and not soon enough. Why? Because this year is sure to see some epic Superhero movies! We’re talking blockbuster battles, Aliens from outta space and spandex, lots of spandex! So get you calendars out, […]

Call for Submissions: January 2017

Hello, It’s the 1st of January so we will be expecting your projects soon! Easily submit through our ENTRY FORM, Filmfreeway, FestHome, Clickforfestivals or Movibeta for the chance to feature in our well recognised OFFICIAL SELECTION LIST of January […]

December 2016 Winners

Winners of December have just been announced! Thank you all for participating! We will begin sending the award certificates starting the 3rd of January onwards. You can see all the nominees and winners of December HERE or below:   […]

December Nominees Announced

It’s end of December and the end of the year is fast approaching. We’ve had so many good films this month and we’re sure we could’ve received more by the end of the month, however we decided to announce […]

Building Your Audience on a Budget

Gaining buzz and press around your production can be a tricky part of the filmmaking process. There’s no “one hat fit all” method as each production has its own needs and audience. Here are just a few quick tips […]

October-November Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello, The winners of the October-November Screenplay Competition have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/october-november-2016/ Therefore, David Barbeschi wins the October-November competition with his script ‘PAWNS’ Antoine Mizel wins the second place with […]

Getting Your Film Ready for Festivals

Getting your production film festival ready can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. It can be hard to know what material you may need to really make your production standout. It doesn’t help that different festivals look for different things, […]

Top 10 Winter Themed Film Festivals

The best thing about the festive season is wrapping up warm, snuggling up with a cup of cacao and popping on a Christmas film sure to get you in the holiday spirits. Whether it’s an old favourite you’re after, […]

Brrr! – The Films of Winter

What’s your favorite wintertime movie? Here’s our list of films where the cold and the snow play a role in the film. Winter Light (1963) If you haven’t spent some time falling into the films of Ingmar Bergman, you […]

Call for Submissions: December 2016

Hello to our dearest filmmakers, It’s the 1st of December meaning that it’s time for you to submit your project to our festival! Do so easily through our ENTRY FORM, Filmfreeway, FestHome, Clickforfestivals or Movibeta for the chance to […]

November 2016 Winners

Hello, Congrats to our winners! Thanks for participating to our competition and we look forward to watching your work again in the near future! You can see all the nominees and winners of November HERE or below:   BEST […]

November Nominees Announced

Hello, We would like to congratulate everyone who participated in our competition! We had so many great films and the competition was really tough. But as in every competition, there’s a winner (or more winners in our case). You […]

How to Reach Your Audience

With new videos and films being uploaded online every day, it can sometimes appear to be somewhat of an overwhelming mission to find your potential audience and speak to them, let alone actually grabbing their attention. However, by getting […]

The Awesomeness of Online Film Festivals

The internet has obviously changed our lives. Instant information, messages from family around the world, and unlimited quantities of adult entertainment. One area that has been greatly impacted by the internet is film festivals. In today’s digital world, you […]

NYC Winter Film Awards – Profile in Strangeness

Many film festivals are fun events that involve watching a specific genre of films and shorts. Typically, they are exciting events, but with a predictable format. Then there’s the New York City Winter Film Awards, February 23 to March […]

Call for Submissions: November 2016

Hello to our dearest filmmakers, It’s November the first so now you can easily submit your films, trailers and screenplays to TMFF’s November 2016 edition! Do so easily through our ENTRY FORM, Filmfreeway, FestHome, Clickforfestivals or Movibeta for the […]

October 2016 Winners

Hello, It’s the end of October meaning that it’s time for the winners to be announced! You can see all the nominees and winners, either short or feature films published on our Facebook page and our website HERE or […]

October Nominees Announced

Hello, The time to announce our nominees has come! Congrats to everyone, it’s been a great month with amazing films. Sorry for the slight delay of announcing nominations but we had some trouble with our servers. You can see […]

Five Films to Watch on Halloween

There are thousands of horror movies. Most of them have a simple and stupid plot: A group of intellectually stunted teenagers go someplace improbable. One of the women will show her breasts for a few seconds in the first […]

August-September Screenplay Competition Winners

Hello, The winners of the August-September winners have just been announced. You can see all winners and nominees here: https://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/august-september-2016/ So, Callum Bryce wins the August-September competition with his script ‘Churchill in Sudan’ Marko Nikolić, Aleksandar Novaković and Sonja […]

How to make a film with no money

Making a film is exciting. Seeing your name as the director, producer, writer, or all of the above on a film is amazing. One of the things that most people worry about is money. The first thing to remember… […]

Movies about making movies

In Hamlet, William Shakespeare gives acting directions. HAMLET: Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue. But if you mouth it, as many of our players do, I had as lief […]

Movies to watch for the dialogue

Most of the time, we watch movies for the whole package: the plot, the acting, the cinematography, the action. Once in awhile, though, it’s wonderful to watch a film for the sheer poetry of the dialogue. Like a great […]

Call for Submissions: October 2016