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It has been a few weeks since Canadian filmmaker Peter Wintonick, considered the "international ambassador of documentary film," died at 60 years old. Last weekend I attended his moving memorial which was a full house of family and fellow filmmakers. Without a doubt Wintonick's contribution to the Montreal film community reverberates into the documentary film world all now mourning his loss.
We lived in the same Montreal Mile End neighbourhood as did many of us &q...
A film Arsy-Versy was inspired by the Space Odyssey and Strauss’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The film made by Slovak director Miro Remo has won numerous awards all over the world and you can STREAM it FOR FREE from April 22 to April 28 @ http://dafilms.com/event/118-space-odyssey-and-thus-spoke-zarathustra-in-miro-remos-film/
Miro Remo was born in Ladce, a small industrial village in the centre of Slovakia in 1983. He graduated grammar-school in 2001, then settled in Bratislava, capital c...
"This film has to be made, and it has to be made NOW", urges Sridhar Rangayan, activist and filmmaker, who tells this story of Indian LGBT community breaking free.
BREAKING FREE is a feature-length documentary by award winning filmmaker and rights activist Sridhar Rangayan, that strings together anguished voices of those who were to...
East Silver is a documentary market specialized in East and Central European documentary film.
The Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) has officially announced its open call for entries for its second annual event scheduled to take place from September 27th through September 30th, 2012. The final date for submissions is August 3, 2012. GIFF executive producers and co-founders, Don and Kel Muna, have returned with former Paramount Studios director of development, J.D. Iriarte, as Festival Director.
"The 2012 GIFF will be a refined version of last year's celebration focusin...
East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary, is again open for submissions! Submit your film to the largest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe.
Submission Deadline is June 30, 2012. Films submitted before January 10, 2012 will be considered also for East Silver Videolibrary, held within East Doc Platform in March 2012 in Prague.
East Silver is now ope...
By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011
The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Presented by NBC News Education Nation, a special panel discussion preceded the world premiere with director Vanessa Roth, wirter/producer Dave Eggers, moderated by meteorologist, Today Show host Al Roker, NBC. A post screening panel discussion i...
Director: Bartosz Kruhlik.
One day from life of an old woman with a specific approach to life, who makes a reckoning with outward things. You never know what tomorrow will bring...
The Second edition of Imphal International Short Film Festival
(IISFF) will be held from March 24-28th, 2013 in Manipur, India. More
than 100 short films will be screened during the five day event. Imphal
International Short Film Festival is the biggest event in North East
India & promoted by "Legend Studio Manipur and Action for Social
Advancement (ASA) Manipur" with the support of Film Forum Manipur.
1. Every short film produced between the period (April 2012 ...
By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011
The Annual 2011 Body & Soul NYC Martin Luther King Dance Celebration will be held at the historic Webster Hall, New York, Sunday, January 16, 2011, 6:00pm - 2:00am. Presented by John Davis, JD Productions, the dynamic trio world renowned resident DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois “K” Kevorkian (MAESTRO documentary film), and Danny Krivit (The Godfather of Disco, MAESTRO documentary films) will showcase their slate in House, Dub, a...
Director: Atahualpa Lichy.
« The Mystery of the Lagoons, Andean Fragments » has as a principal stage the so called « Villages of the South », located in the region of the Venezuelan Andes. These lost villages were isolated among mountains, until a few years ago. Even though the access using four wheel drive vehicles started bringing in the “civilization” the traditions are kept, while in places with an easier access these are disappearing. The stories told with humor by the peasants and artisans will allow us to recreate old times. Trough them, we will have a lesson of life. They will tell and sing their stories for us, often accompanied by the typical Andean violin, with its rustic sound, by the guitar or the cuatro, a kind of small four string guitar which is the traditional Venezuelan instrument. The “taitas”, the Indians’ ancestors, left record of their pass in the Venezuelan Andes and their mark has remained alive in the daily life and in certain practices and believes imbued in a marked syncretism. Even when the general image of the Andean is of a fervently catholic people, we find ourselves before the presence of the “Mohanes” powerful Shamans, who still keep the secret language to dominate the elements of Nature, they are respected and feared at the same time. We will travel backwards in time, following the thread that created the legends, through oral tradition and songs that will reveal a collective conscience and the characteristics of their culture.
Until December 31, 2010 we have opened the inscription for Documenta
Madrid 11. This is the third second year we request PREMIER IN SPAIN
REQUIRED. Access to the registration online clicking here.
In addition, this year Documenta Madrid invites you to vote for the
best documentaries of the decade (2001-2010). For this reason, at the
end of the registration entry you will find a form in wh...
Director: Ram Loevy.
It seemed like a simple story: a group of Israeli "drum addicts" travel to the Republic of Mali, to study the Djembe, the ceremonial African drumming. Gradually it becomes a highly charged encounter between black Muslims and white Jews, between Hi-Tec experts and poor villagers and ends as a heart breaking love affair.
Join the festival that's truly off the beaten path and offers breathtaking wild-west scenery. Audience members sip wines while watching films in wineries or under the stars in Washington state's wine country and in Canada's British Columbia. Filmmakers enjoy multiple screening opportunities, cash prizes, reviews of every film submitted, unnique media prospects and the chance to meet other filmmakers and unwind in a ruggedly beautiful part of the world.
Director: Alberto Vendemmiati, Emma Rossi Landi.
Left By the Ship is a cinema-veritè documentary which explores the psychological and social consequences of a military presence. Robert, Jr, Charlene and Margarita are Amerasians: the sons and daughters of Filipina sex workers and American servicemen stationed at the Subic Bay Naval Base, once the largest US Naval Base outside mainland USA.
When the Base closed in 1992, thousands of Amerasian children were left behind. Unlike Amerasian children from other countries, Filipino Amerasians were never recognized by the US government.
Over the course of two years, we followed the lives of our four Amerasians, as they struggle with discrimination, family problems and identity related issues, trying to overcome a past they are in no way responsible for.
This weekend the films producer and my girlfriend were promoting the film around the festival location in Temecula. I feel like we are a head of the game, We got to meet some of the fest people accidentally. It seems hard to get friends and family to come so I am focusing in attracting locals in Riverside, Temecula and the surrounding areas.
When we approach people they get excited about the film once they get over the annoyance of me bugging them as they sip a latte. Oh well ...
Banned by the Cambodian authorities, the documentary “Who Killed Chea Vichea?” investigates the 2004 assassination of labor leader Chea Vichea.
As president of the Free Trade Union, Cambodia’s largest labor organization, Vichea was widely admired for his tireless fight to increase wages and improve working conditions for his members.
It was a dangerous job which often brought him into conflict with powerful people and institutions, but despite numerous beatings, ...
We would like to invite you and your company to participate in our New York City International Film Festival. We are very interested in young & talented Filmmakers from USA, EUROPE, ASIA and around the world to showcase their films in New York City. August 12 to 19, 2010 Be an important part of this Red Carpet Event in New York City www.NYCIFF.com
"Last Supper For Malthus", directed by Klaus Pas, is a submission to the European Independent Film Festival (ECU)'s European Documentary Feature category. Check out this teaser!
Call for Entry
The One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau, Switzerland,
is open to shortfilms up to 60 seconds!
You can submit films in 4 Categories:
The films can be sent online!
There is no entry fee!
For further informations visit our website:
The recent tragic events in Haiti have given an unexpected resonance to a new documentary on child sponsoring that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend. A SMALL ACT by Jennifer Arnold looks at the modern day phenomenon of Westerners sponsorship and adoption of third world children.
With the Haitian crisis generating hundreds of millions of dollars in aid from almost every nation of the world, often by exploiting images of ...
Director: Mustafa Unlu.
One Portrait, Two Countries, Three Lives: The Life Story of Author Osman Necmi Gürmen
Even starting from his familial roots, Turkish author Osman Necmi Gürmen lived caught between the two poles of East and West throughout every phase of his life.
From a childhood in the environment of the Ottoman palatial court to a youth in the ruins of post-War Paris which remains one of the primary centers of Western knowledge and lifestyle; the remarkable course of Osman Necmi Gürmen’s life then took him to the extremely arduous conditions of tribal life in a village in Eastern Anatolia, where he found himself drawn into the middle of a bloody struggle for power. His life was defined by an aristocracy caught between the East and the West, a Western bourgeoisie reborn from its own ashes, and a feudal lifestyle that remained unchanged for centuries despite the ideals of the young Republic. He was not an “outsider” in any of these environments; he attempted to fulfil the social requirements and became a proprietor of each. Osman Necmi Gürmen is a man of letters who writes novels in French in France; he was also a feudal lord who was at the heart of a tribal battle for power in Siverek; he was one of the handful of intellectuals who founded a haven in Bodrum for what was to become one of the most important retreats for the petit bourgeoisie of the Turkish Republic after the 1960’s; and he is also an author who writes in Turkish, drawing inspiration from his own life and the extreme moments of Turkish history.
Photo from the film Moleman.