:film: Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it www.deviantart.com/art/Gondoli…
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true :fingerscrossed:

Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:

Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:

Dear fans,
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked us to immediately cease working on the movie Storm over Gondolin. Like you, we are extremely disappointed to have to stop the production of a movie inspired by Tolkien’s legendarium. However, the entire team is staying on board and we are more excited than ever by the opportunity to create a new world inspired by the ancient mythologies. Much of our work still stands, and we are therefore announcing the production of a new fantasy film where you will find elves and orcs in an original universe. Thank you for your support and your fidelity ; a new step in our journey is beginning, and it is for you that we are taking it!

Source: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

:film: Another movie in production is The Hobbit based animation - www.facebook.com/TheHobbitAnim… This one should be done for Christmas 2014 :fingerscrossed:

:film: Italian production based on stories of the II Age:
Diari dalla Terza Era www.facebook.com/DiariDallaTer…
 - this movie is completed, we're waiting for the promised English subtitles :thumbsup:

:film: Wings over Arda, a finalized project, yet not available to see on-line, apart trailers and a few production clips at YT: tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Wings_…

Are there any news on the raoulmike's Fingolfin vs Morgoth stop motion project?

According to it's FB page Ancanar is still on hold: www.facebook.com/Ancanar/posts…

Jan 18, 2010, 4:24:14 PM

:film: Born of Hope is latest LotR inspired movie made by JRRT fans.
More details in the news article here: news.deviantart.com/article/10… and at www.bornofhope.com :thumbsup:

Other interesting movies are:
:bulletpurple: The Hunt for Gollum www.thehuntforgollum.com/
:bulletpurple: The Sons of Elrond www.vimeo.com/4321409 & behind the scenes www.vimeo.com/4347722
:bulletpurple: Firiel - interesting animation with beautiful songs by Aire and Saruman whitepalm.ru/mp3.htm I'm in love with this one :love:

Movies in production, apart The Hobbit of course:
:bulletpurple: Ancanar inspired by the history of Gondolin, though officially not being strictly JRRT works related movie:
:bulletwhite: HQ trailer www.rainfallfilms.com/projects…
:bulletwhite: Death is a Gift: www.ralphlister.com/video/v_de…
:bulletwhite: Finlomë's Fortunes: www.ralphlister.com/video/v_fo…
:bulletwhite: YouTube link youtube.com/watch?v=K07UUVSux1…
News at Facebook www.facebook.com/Ancanar
:bulletpurple: There is also Arrival at Esgaroth, to me seems to be more distant from Arda given a Warcraft-like elf appearing there:
HQ www.rainfallfilms.com/projects… & www.ralphlister.com/video/v_es… + main site www.rainfallfilms.com/projects…
:bulletpurple: Finally it looks like  The Silmarillion Film Project www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0bMYk… is still active silmfilm.proboards25.com/

Have you seen those? What do you think of them?

I'm especially awaiting Ancanar, the story is not directly from Arda, but I feel it will have the mood and mystery of The Silmarillion. I still need to see Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum, unfortunately my PC doesn't want to display HD movies easily.

Firiel inspired me to make my own test, but it'll be a long road till I can call it a movie: sirielle.deviantart.com/art/Lo… :meditation:

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Ellosse Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the list! The only ones I've seen out of these are Born of Hope (loved that movie) and The Hunt for Gollum (also loved it, though not as much). So sad that Storm over Gondolin was cancelled... I would have loved to see that story unfold on the movie screen.
Lauriani Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is the entire Tolkien family against the Silmarillion being filmed? I know Christopher Tolkien, despite being the amazing guy that he is bringing us  the Silmarillion, is severely against the existing Middle Earth movies. However, he IS 89, and if he passes away, who will inherit the copyright to the Silm? Hopefully the rest of the family is more supportive of film-making. (As well as the fact that it will bring greater publicity and fans to Tolkien -- I mean COME ON. An entire movie/TV series about Elves???) Of course, with more creative and monetary control of the rights. 

They will be the next generation, so there's always hope :)
40-Eridani Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist
oh no, why? Why would they forbid making Storm over Gondolin? They defy Tolkien's will. The Professor himself wrote: “I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama.”
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Digital Artist
I know this quote and I believe such move could be used to advantage both for advertising Tolkien's works and to Tolkien Estate, but TE seems to think other way :(
40-Eridani Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist
It is such a shame!:( (Sad)  People admire LOTR and The Hobbit movies, and know nothing of The Silmarillion, even though it is  better (in my opinioin).
Maybe one day TE would change their mind... We can only hope.
Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Digital Artist
There is always hope :)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen any of these! I've heard about The Hunt for Gollum, and tried to watch, but something urgent happened :| I had the feeling that Storm over Gondolin would not continue, it was a matter of time before the Tolkien Estate find out. It's a shame, I really wanted to watch it. Although a film inspired by mythology seems to be interesting as well :)
I'll try to watch each one of these films! And cross fingers to the others in process get completed!
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Digital Artist
The Hunt for Gollum and Born of Hope are available on-line, at YT, Dailymotion etc, other productions should be there, too.
Well, if TE keeps on saying "no" and stopping fannish productions we will not have much movies to await in the future.
talktob3cks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
You can request "Wings Over Arda" from the producers/directors. I saw it and was incredible. The action was amazing. 
Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Hi, sorry for delayed answer. Have you seen the movie? What are your impressions?

Yes, there was such possibility in the past, perhaps it could be still requested, but sending DVDs across the seas ;) does not work that well as on-line streaming or file download. Other productions are free to view on-line, this one seems to be the only exception (at least from bigger productions, promoted on-line). Perhaps I'll ask creators of it one day anyway, ATM I've got different expenses.
ninquetari Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I've seen Born of Hope - at my second con ever, a few years ago. LOVED every minute of it. It's extremely well done (despite a few mistakes here and there).
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Digital Artist
I guess at a con it must have been in on a big screen? Than even better impression, I wish to see it in such way, too.
ninquetari Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Yes, it was (sort of). Very impressive indeed.
You only need a projector and an empty wall...
StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Whaaaat there are so many Tolkien-inspired movies! This is incredible! I'd only heard of the Hunt for Gollum but I'm going to watch ALL of these after my exams. The one about Gondolin looks amazing ^^ (Actually they all look amazing... hmm... which one to watch first?)
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahh, mistake - I wrote Finduilas instead of Firiel.
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
To me of the acted movies I've seen the Born of Hope is the best :thumbsup: If you liked LotR movies a lot try with the Hunt of Gollum, it like a prequel to LotR. BoH tells an earlier story. Haven't seen the Italian one, yet.
There are many more Tolkien inspired movies, search You Tube. Some are not there or are in worse quality at YT, for example Finduilas animation. I mention here what I find the most interesting :)
norisis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
I just watched Born of Hope, and I really enjoyed it! Must look up The Hunt for Gollum again - I tried watching it ages ago, but couldn't get over watching an Aragorn who wasn't Viggo. :P (Not to say that I see Viggo when I read the books. Definitely not. But on screen is a different thing, it seems.)

Your test looks awesome! And ANCANAR - sounds very familiar, and like something I heard about an absolute eternity ago. I knew it was similar-ish, but I didn't realise the Tolkien link was so strong as that. Must look it up again.

I started writing the script for a Silm. TV show once. Failing that, I'd love to do a graphic novel. Of course, I can't even draw good stick figures, so that's never going to happen, either. :P
Sirielle Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you for the review! :thanks: Believe it or nor I haven't seen Born of Hope, yet. Every time I sit to watch it something else takes my time. Same goes for the hunt. Got to see those finally.
If you're good at writing scripts make a team with someone whom draws well but doesn't write and make a comic together?
tari-helyanwe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Thanks for putting these here - I didn't know anything about these films. Born of Hope was great! :D
Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm glad it was informative! I'm sure there are movies I've never heard of, I hope members will let us know of such :)
And you just reminded me I still haven't seen Born of Hope, ahhh!
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