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Open Call for Submissionsfor the Third Annual Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

The beat goes on Open Call for Submissions for the Third Annual Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF) DEADLINE: June 30, 2015 (TORONTO, June 8, 2015) – The Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF) is ready to get down and dirty for 2015. The festival is currently accepting submissions for the 2015 edition. Filmmakers are invited to submit their films and music videos at Taking place in Toronto, October 13 -18, 2015 as part of Indie Week, one of Canada’s...

Ester Brym's New Documentary 1 Day With Chinaski Premieres In USA

Director/editor Ester Brym shot her latest project in collaboration with the very popular band Chinaski. She co-directed 1 DAY WITH CHINASKI (Netoč Nás, Natoč Sebe) with musician Ondra Skoch. This is Brym's first International production and first short film after two successfull Award winning features (Butterflies & Autumn of Route 66). 1 Day With Chinaski premiered in Europe at the end of 2014 and will have its USA Premiere at this year's Action on Film International Fes...

Director Andrew Morgan Shows "The True Cost" of Fashion

So, what are you wearing? For anyone who has ever flirted using this line, the new documentary The True Cost  will explain how to get a really hot conversation going. As we see, the question aroused global citizens are asking is, Baby, what did it take to make what you're wearing? Directed by Andrew Morgan (After the End, Here for Now), the film pulls the panties off the fashion industry, exposing its disastrous human and environment impact around the world. Unsurprisingly, the p...

Les Nuits en Or

L’Académie des César présente le Panorama, un programme exceptionnel qui rassemble l'ensemble des films de courts métrages récompensés en 2015 par leur Académie Nationale de Cinéma (Oscar, Goya, Bafta…).

Un voyage extraordinaire autour de la planète cinéma, à la découverte des cultures du monde et des cinéastes de demain.

Qui n’a pas rêvé de rencontrer Jane Campion, Lars Von Trier ou encore David Lynch à leurs débuts quand personne ne soupçonnait encore tout à fait la carrière qui les attendait ?

Refléter l’excellence cinématographique et célébrer le meilleur du film court, remarquable moyen d’expression permettant de faire éclore chaque année tant de nouveaux talents, c’est l’ambition du Panorama.

Nouveauté cette année, le Panorama est accueilli par 9 Académies de Cinéma Européennes et sillonne autant de capitales : Madrid, Lisbonne, Athènes, Rome, Genève, Luxembourg, Bruxelles, Stockholm et Paris !

Une occasion unique pour les Académies de Cinéma Européennes d’engager une coopération novatrice de mise en valeur de la diversité cinématographique mondiale et de participer, à leur manière, à l’échange entre les cultures.


The Académie des César presents an exceptional program that brings together all the short films rewarded in 2015 by their National Film Academy (Oscar, Goya, Bafta ...).

An extraordinary journey around the world of Cinema, enabling the discovery of different cultures and tomorrow’s filmmakers.

Have you ever dreamt of meeting Jane Campion, Lars Von Trier or David Lynch in their early days when no one could entirely imagine the career ahead of them ?

Reflecting Cinema excellence and celebrating the best of the short film production, a remarkable means of expression that reveals new talents every year, these are the ambitions of the Nuits en Or’s Panorama.

New this year, the Panorama is hosted by 9 European Film Academies and travels through several capitals: Madrid, Lisbon, Athens, Rome, Geneva, Luxembourg, Brussels, Stockholm and Paris !

A unique opportunity for European Film Academies to initiate an innovative cooperation, shedding light on the diversity of worldwide films and participate, in their own way, in the exchange between cultures.

Cannes: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches 3rd edition and opens Early Bird submissions during the Cannes Film

Cannes: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches 3rd edition and opens Early Bird submissions during the Cannes Film Festival 2015! SR Socially Relevant (TM) Film Festival New York wrapped its 2nd annual edition after week-long screenings of 53 films from 33 countries and four industry panels in March. SR Film Festival honored Albert Maysles posthumously with the Lifetime of Inspiration Award while the festival’s special Justice and Peace Award went to Israeli Filmmaker Guy Da...

"Peggy Guggenheim -- Art Addict": Interview with Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Christie's and its much-ballyhooed billion dollar week affirm that art addiction is on the rise. Peggy Guggenheim would approve. For a glimpse of the famed collector's habit, there's Lisa Immordino Vreeland's documentary Peggy Guggenheim — Art Addict. A few weeks back, when it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, I spoke with Immordino Vreeland. The following link will draw up our chat:

The Yellow Oscars of 2015 go to ..

Five Yellow Oscar Awards went to films from France, Spain, Ukraine, USA and Germany/Denmark Rio de Janeiro, 12/05/2015 - The International Uranium Film Festival was held this year for the first time in Quebec City and Montreal. During nine days, between April 15th to 24th, the festival screened more than 40 documentaries and movies about nuclear power: from uranium mining to nuclear power plants, atomic bombs and atomic waste. The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) was ...

Call For Entry - 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival

26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival – February 4-14, 2016 – San Diego, CA - USA The San Diego Jewish Film Festival (SDJFF) is part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (SDCJC) at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS in La Jolla, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Since its inception in 1990, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival has become one of the largest and most prestigious fe...

NAFiR ~ 'Musical Impressions of a New age Dervish'

Director: Roy Dipankar.

Nima Lavafpour is a travelling musician from Iran, who has had a deep intimate relationship with India. And ever since a child, he has been visiting and re-visiting India to discover his spiritual quest. And on one such visit, he gets to re-discover a memoir.

Taking us back in time (2007) when his band Nafir was a blend of traditional Persian and modern world fusion sounds of the tanboor, khamanche, daf or dafli, with a dash of nu-jazz guitar and steel flute intertwined with howling dervish chants & contemporary vocal styles.

This film is a musical exploration of memoirs of travels, sanguine performances, candid moments and exchange of philosophies reminding us of an age-long spiritual and cultural bond between India and Iran. For those who are following open lines of Sufism outside and beyond any pre-conceived doctrine of law or institutions.

It took 8 years for the filmmaker to shape, form and mould documented evidence into a story that unwraps and explores the Kadiri dervish form of Sufi music (Persia) and an age-long cultural & spiritual Indo-Iranian bond. This film is also a kind of a unique proposition towards building an international exchange of music and expertise between the two great nations of India and Iran, who've left a huge cultural impact on the world...

From Rio de Janeiro to Quebec City

Canadian premiere - The 5th edition of the International Uranium Film Festival will be held in Quebec City from April 15 to 25, 2015 The International Uranium Film Festival will be held in Quebec City this year from April 15 to 25. Over 50 films about the nuclear age will be screened throughout the ten-day festival at the Concorde Hotel on Grande Allée. Opening night festivities on April 15 promise to be vibrant, with a spectacular circus performance, surprise cocktails and various ura...

FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA 2015 - Call for submissions

The Festival du nouveau cinéma is looking for films, interactive works and performances for its 44th edition wich will run from October 7 to 18, 2015 in Montreal! Send us your works BEFORE JUNE 1st, 2015 to maybe be part of the Festival this year! Early bird rate before April 30, 2015! Two easy ways to submit a short or feature film on line:  - via Zone Festival - via Withoutabox   For more information, you can write to &...

Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm

Director: Susanne Lenz-Gleissner.
"We have the situation where the book has become something that's reading you instead of you reading the book," says Jaron Lanier, winner of the 2014 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Digitalization has revolutionized the book industry and that has sparked concern and heated debates in both Germany and the United States. Over 2,000 writers in both countries have protested against the cut-throat pricing policies of online book retailer Amazon and its massive influence on the market. The e-book is well established on the US market. In Germany, however, the book is treasured as a time-tested means of preserving knowledge. What is the value of the book in the digital age? A film team sets out on a transatlantic journey to find out. They visit Germany, where Gutenberg invented the printing press over 550 years ago, and the United States, the hub of digital innovation. The journey begins in Seattle, where Amazon's headquarters are located, and continues on to Los Angeles, Mainz, Weimar, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and New York. Prestigious interview partners reflect on the future of the book: Internet philosopher Jaron Lanier, Dr. Michael Knoche, director of the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Jeff Jarvis, media expert, Yvonne Hofstetter, artificial intelligence expert and the authors Daniel Suarez und Marc Elsberg. A journey through the history of the book and the current debate over the power of giant online companies. The film also looks at the future and the risks that digitalization may yet hold in store.

The London Feminist Film Festival is now accepting films

After a year's break, London Feminist Film Festival is back for 2015 and submissions are now open!   Submit your film to us here:   We look forward to receiving your films and to seeing you at the festival! More details to be announced soon.   To receive our newsletter, email   Find us on Facebook at and on Twitter. ...

UNAFF: Documentary Call for Entry

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 18th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which runs from October 15-25, 2015 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University.

UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human

rights, the environment, protection of refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease

control, women's issues, children, universal education, war and peace.


In 2000 all UN member states and at least 23 international organizations committed to

help achieve these Millennium Development Goals by 2015: to eradicate extreme

poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and

empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS,

malaria, and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and foster a global

partnership for development.


This year’s theme RUNNING OUT OF TIME continues the ongoing celebration of the

Universal Declaration of Human Rights and focuses on time-sensitive aspects of the

Millennium Development Goals.



• Documentaries only

• No production year limit

• No runtime limit – UNAFF accepts both shorts and longs

• Rough-cuts or works-in-progress accepted but please submit as close to the final

cut as possible. UNAFF cannot accept updated versions of a film less than 10 days

before the start of the festival

• Preferred submission format: DVD (NTSC/PAL) or Blu-Ray region 0 or 1

• Alternate submission format: Password-protected online screener with an

expiration date extending through July 31



downloadable Entry Form



• $25 for films up to 30 minutes (late deadline $35)

• $35 for films longer than 30 minutes (late deadline is $45)

• Please send a check or money order payable to UNAFF or via PayPal at (please enter



• Early Deadline – May 5, 2015*

• Regular Deadline – May 15, 2015*

• Late deadline – May 25, 2015*



MAILING ADDRESS: Please submit screener and payment (if paying via check or money

order) to:

UNAFF 2015


Stanford University

520 Galvez Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-3084


AWARDS include a CASH prize

• UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary $2000

• UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Short Documentary $1000

• UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Cinematography $500

• UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Editing $500

• UNAFF Youth Vision Award $500


UNAFF provides filmmakers with pass credentials, guest festival passes and some

assistance with lodging and airfare. In addition to screenings, UNAFF provides

filmmakers the opportunity to present their work through panel discussions and Q&As and

to meet distributors and leaders of community organizations.


Questions or comments: Email or call (650) 724-5544

New York International Short Film Festival | Call for Entries

The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City. NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City. NY Shorts Fest premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which became a popular British television show written, directed and starring Ricky Gerva...

FilmNITE Film Festival

FilmNITE on selected Friday evenings from January through April.

FilmNITE is an interactive experience where local filmmakers and photographers introduce their work, present their work, and discuss their work with audience participants within the intimate confines of the newly created grotto-like space downstairs at Bahrs Landing. While FilmNITE features local film artists, the subject matter spans local and global themes and ranges from the serious, to the silly, to the sublime.


Bahr's Landing Restaurant

1 Bay Ave Highlands Borough, New Jersey

Local Filmmakers Go UNDERGROUND with Global Themes and Imagery

Highlands, NJ is most often associated with clamming, national park beaches, great restaurants, prohibition rum-running, and Marconi’s transmission from the highest point on the Eastern seaboard. Rich in natural beauty and historically significant, Highlands and the surrounding area is also home to many world class filmmakers and photographers.

In recognition of this amazing resource, Highlands Borough Arts Council (HBAC) and Bahrs Landing Restaurant will be hosting FilmNITE on selected Friday evenings from January through April. FilmNITE is an interactive experience where local filmmakers and photographers introduce their work, present their work, and discuss their work with audience participants within the intimate confines of the newly created grotto-like space downstairs at Bahrs Landing. While FilmNITE features local film artists, the subject matter spans local and global themes and ranges from the serious, to the silly, to the sublime.

This year’s program features world renowned, award winning filmmakers and photographers. The variety of styles and mediums being featured illustrate how film and photography have become an integral part of our daily life and how images represent a universal language. The documentary films, short video vines, and still photography being presented capture and chronicle the mundane and the monumental … and everything in between.

The program is rich in diversity, reflecting experiences and issues that transcend time and connect local to global. Collectively entitled Take a Walk on the Wild Side … in addition to featuring a screening of a newly released music video, the program highlights a people’s struggle in the wilderness of West Africa, the intricate symmetry of light fractals found in the wild, life in Wildwood, N.J., and the wildlife in the Antarctic region.

Please join us in celebrating these local artists as they share their work and their stories with us at Bahrs Landing, 2 Bay Avenue, Highlands NJ.

Friday Jan 30

7 – 9 pm

Gill Fickling



From the Solomon Islands, West Africa and Greece – stories of extraordinary people, their everyday challenges and triumphs.

Friday Feb 20

7 – 9 pm


and Gerda Liebmann



Experience A LOVE LIKE PI’s music video. Review multiple short videos and discuss how videos are the modern day electronic diary– capturing poignant moments and transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Friday March 27

7 – 9 pm

Carol Cassidy


A documentary film focused on working class women and girls in America's last great blue-collar seaside carnival town.

Friday April 24

7 – 9 pm

Joan Bruno


How the darkest, coldest, windiest place in the world can be an oasis for the intrepid traveler.  


A detailed description of the films and film artists follows.


Gill Fickling

Friday, January 30

7 – 9 pm





    "Akhtar's Story" Migrating to another country in pursuit of safety and a better life has long been a way of coping with crisis; but for some, the quest can be tortuous and seemingly without end.

    “The Wood for the Trees"  In a remote corner of the Solomon Islands, a land of dense trees once populated by head-hunters, a struggle is underway – how to keep up with the 21st Century, while also protecting a way of life.

"People of the Forest" For most of us, owning a passport or identity card is something we take for granted.   Experience how the pygmies of West Africa have never been recognized as citizens of their own country.




For the past 12 years, Highlands-based film-maker, Gill Fickling, has been traveling the world making films for the United Nations covering issues of UN priority - human rights, climate change, women's health and safety, indigenous people's struggles, and the fight for democracy.  The films tell the stories of people's lives and how they are impacted by these themes, their brave struggles for survival and their courage overcoming challenges of the world's forgotten stories. Gill’s films have been shown at Film Festivals around the world as well as at numerous high-level events where global policy-makers are brought together under the UN umbrella.


Gerda Liebmann

Friday, Feb 20

7 – 9 pm






Music videos blazed the trail for short films fusing the power of music and imagery. Experience the local screening of A Love Like Pi’s Jack and the Giant music video with the band’s founder and frontman, Highlands native Lief Liebmann.


Short videos have become a modern day diary – capturing poignant moments and transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Experience how Gerda Liebmann captures fleeting moments and memorializes them through short 1 to 5 minute films. Review several of her films, including the award winning A Line in the Sand and discuss the use of both music and silence in short films. Dialogue will include how passing moments can become eternal and how to create order out of chaos.




Formerly from Red Bank, now based in New York A LOVE LIKE PI is an electronic rock band. Their newly released EP, Jack and The Giant, was released through Krian Music Group on November 11th, 2014.


Gerda Liebmann was trained in graphic design at the Kunstgewerbechule in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She apprenticed in several top Swiss design studios before moving to the United States. Over time, Gerda transitioned from graphic arts to fine arts and her interests and her mediums expanded to canvas painting, installations, and digital media. Gerda’s work has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia and reflects her appreciation of simple beauty and the divine.

Carol Cassidy

Friday, March 27

7 – 9 pm




A documentary film focused on working class women and girls in America's last great blue-collar seaside carnival town. WILDWOOD is the first documentary by Highlands resident Carol Cassidy, who co-produced and co-directed. Critics called WILDWOOD “hilarious and heart-breaking.” Filmed 20 years ago, WILDWOOD, NJ won festival awards and played on international television. It sparked Carol Cassidy’s continued multi-media work in social justice issues, especially those of concern to women and girls.




Carol Cassidy is a multi-media director, producer, writer and editor who specializes in international human rights. She has worked in war zones, refugee camps and disaster areas in countries including Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Bolivia and Peru. Cassidy has worked with the UN, BBC, PBS, CNN, Human Rights Watch and many others. Carol’s work has screened at art museums, film festivals and on international television. She is the author of GIRLS IN AMERICA, a book of interviews based on her documentary film series focused on adolescent girls. Cassidy also produces video biographies for families who want to capture and share life stories.

Joan Bruno

Friday, April 24

7 – 9 pm


How the darkest, coldest, windiest place in the world can be an oasis for the intrepid traveler.  


Join local globetrotter and extreme traveler Joan Bruno as she shares her captivating photos, video clips and insights of her multiple trips to the ever changing Antarctic. From preparation to penguins ... appreciate how weather, weight, and wonder dictate what to pack.   Re-live the transcontinental navigation with ships, ice-breakers and zodiacs.  Traverse the tundra from Snow Hill Island to the Ross Sea and Ice Shelf.  And yes, get a bird's eye view of Joan’s wildlife photos of seals, whales, and penguins - one of which was published in the 2014 National Wildlife Federation calendar.


Joan Bruno holds a doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology and has dedicated her professional career to working with severely speech-impaired children who rely on the use of technology to communicate. In her spare time Joan pursues two passions - travel and photography. She has journeyed across the seven continents, visiting Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic on several occasions. She seeks out destinations where she can explore and experience unique cultures, remote environments and amazing wildlife. Photography provides her the challenge of capturing some of the incredible sights she see, to create images that spark a range of emotions in others.

ABOUT HBAC Highlands Borough Arts Council

HBAC mission: Improve the quality of life in Highlands Borough by helping the arts to flourish. For more information on HBAC including a listing of events and upcoming programs, please see our Facebook page or email us at

Highlands Borough Arts Council (HBAC) is a committee of Atlantic Highlands Arts Council (AHAC), a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council the Arts.

First of all, festival is a cultural exchange that helps people and children enrich themselves spiritually, understand different

Admission has started Traditionally, the International Children's Television Festival will be held in Kharkiv in autumn, but today hundreds of children are preparing to take part in it already. According to the organizing committee of the International Children's Television Festival "Dytiatko", 248 entries of 223 participants from 53 countries of the world have arrived to participate in it in 2015. Most works were received from members of the USA - 37,  from Great Britain...

Call for the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő, Hungary is still open!

Call for the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő is still open!   The Hungarian scientific and nature filmmakers, the Hungarian Scientific Film Association, the Council of the town of Gödöllő, the CARPLOVE International Nonprofit Kft. and the Centre for Farm Animal Gene Conservation have agreed to organize an International Nature Film Festival in Gödöllő in May 2015. The Festival plans to offer an opportunity for nature filmmakers to present their ...

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival

A diverse array of the latest music films that deal with music regardless of genre are introduced in ‘World Music Film Today’. The jury, which consists of 5 members from Korea and abroad, will select 2 films from those in competition to award the Grand Prize and the Jury Special Prize. The Grand Prize winner receives 10 million Korean won and the Jury Special Prize winner receives 5 million won.

World Music Film Today
The official competition at JIMFF for the feature-length film (More than 60mins) 
Music themed films (drama, documentary, animation and experimental films) 

The International Jury is obliged to award the following prizes at ‘World Music Film Today’ 
- Grand Prize : KRW 10,000,000 (appx. 8,800 USD) 
- Special Jury Prize : KRW 5,000,000 (appx. 4,400 USD)

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Juliano Ribeiro Salgado Talks Oscar-nominated Doc "The Salt of the Earth"

  You've seen Sebastiaõ Salgado's photographs. A gold miners' strife in his native Brazil, genocide in Rwanda, war in Yugoslavia, famine in Ethiopia and incinerated oilfields in Kuwait -- his imagery across four decades and a hundred countries is iconic. But you may not be so familiar with the photographer. The Salt of the Earth, directed by Wim Wenders together with Sebastiaõ's son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, gives you that chance. Take it.  Observ...



ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence. The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love, and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Noble Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, media mogul Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, green architect William McDonough, neuroscientist Dan Siegel and many others. Reitman learns from all of them, and heeds Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s words, that if the forest is to be green, every tree must be green; if there’s going to be Peace on earth, then everybody needs to experience that quality of Peace within themselves. And so in asking viewers to do the same, Reitman poses the basic question: How do we want to live? Reitman’s journey is an example of transformation — how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole.

commffest global community film festival

The 2015 COMMFFEST (Community Film Festival) celebrates its 10th anniversary from September 23 to 30, screening in movie theatres and exhibition spaces, presented yearly by a group of dedicated volunteers. COMMFFEST a non-profit charitable corporation makes its home in one of Toronto’s most fast growing, economically diverse neighbourhood, Old Town Toronto, where many languages are spoken and where memorable films like Robcob; Cinderella Man, Chicago, X-Men, The Hurricane, and Against the Ropes were created.

24th NY Jewish Film Fest Opening Night Premiere of The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer Video Coverage

By Maria Esteves – January 19, 2015 The 24th New York Jewish Film Festival 2015 (NYJFF 2015) Opening Night U.S. Premiere documentary THE MUSES OF ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER documentary, by Israeli filmmakers Asaf Galay and Shaul Betser, commenced Wednesday, January 14, 4:00pm and 8:45pm at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center. The Q&A session immediately followed with directors Galay and Betser moderated by NYJFF Selection Committee, Rachel Chanoff, The Office performing arts+films, ...

Director Gabe Polsky Talks Hockey Documentary "Red Army"

  Gabe Polsky's Red Army is a winning addition to the scorecard of sports-themed films -- like Moneyball and Foxcatcher -- for people who don't give a whit about sports. With dramatic flair and insightful heft, the documentary digs into Soviet social history through the prism of its triumphant national ice hockey team from the height of the Cold War to the unravelling of the USSR. The star of that team and of Polsky's film, Viacheslav "Slava" Fetisov, became the yo...