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Dear Festival programmers take look at our 'Best for Fests'

I am proud to share with the festival community and our network these amazing films which I have selected for festival consideration. They are part of our 'Ones To Watch' section.  And I believe each of them has a story that can change the way we see life and will resonate on the circuit.

"Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com

 

 

ALDABRA 3D  by Petr Keller Family Feature Documentary  Czech Republic 2017 73 minutes 


SEE THE WONDERLAND BEFORE IT'S LOST!

Join us on an adventurous 3D expedition to the shores of a mysterious island lost in the waters of the Indian Ocean. To an atoll, which has stubbornly rejected human life yet is home to a community of exotic animal characters and their entertaining tales. Cross your fingers as turtle hatchlings tumble into lethal shallows teeming with hungry sharks. Gaze in wonder at the world’s largest terrestrial crabs clambering up palm trees in search of juicy coconuts. Hold your breath in awe as a giant grouper fearlessly guards an ancient shipwreck against all comers. Discover how the giant prehistoric tortoises live together with their babies. Explore an island, which has risen from the sea only to be engulfed once again by ocean currents and rising seas. Meet our heroes, Elvi, Tory, robber Buster, Snooper, fighter Luis and many others in the story full of excitement, emotions and unexpected twists. Discover Aldabra before it’s lost!

Czech Republic 2017 73 minutes I Family Feature Documentary I Sales by Vision Films I Festivals contact request a screener I Trailer I Website I Blog on filmfestivals.comFacebook Twitter I Starlite Pictures

LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges.
USA October 2017 - 83 minutes

Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weave evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as Humankind. 

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CHIMERA by Maurice Haeems, SciFi Thriller October 2017 80 minutes

Chimera features Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) in the two leading roles.

A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish.

Total Running Time: 80 minutes Aspect Ratio: 2.66:1 Countries of Production: UAE, India, USA

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DEAD ON ARRIVAL D.O.A. by Stephen Sepher - Thriller  - USA  - June  2017 -  96 minutes

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Emmy nominated Billy Flynn stars in an ensemble cast as Sam Collins, a pharmaceutical sales rep who visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. He finds himself in a dark world of sex, corruption and murder as he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, with less than 24 hours to live, Sam turns to a local girl Jesse. Their path leads to a voodoo priestess who only confirms Sam's doomed fate. On the run, caught in a deadly vertigo with no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the Mob and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

Inspired by the 1950 classic noir thriller D.O.A. 

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LIVING AMONG US by Brian Metcalf  - Vampire Found Footage Thriller Ocober 2017 80 minutes

A family of Vampires hire some filmmakers to bring their story to the world with devastating results.  STARRING: John Heard (Home Alone), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You).

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CUT OFF first feature film by Jowan Carbin October 2017

Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, Clive follows Trevor, a former professor to his country home on the bayou in Cut Off, LA to gain a new perspective.  While Trevor helps Clive deal with his demons, Clive is sucked into a mission to kill.

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CRADDLE OF CHAMPIONS by Bartle Bull, cinematography by legendary Tom Hurwitz ASC (the Last Emperor), produced by Donald Rosenfeld (Tree of Life, Remains of the Day...)

"Fighting for your life in the city of dreams"


The most awarded "dream team" of documentary talent (VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR, CITIZENFOUR, RESTREPO, CAMERAPERSON, QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, RACING DREAMS, CARTEL LAND etc.) in decades captures the epic story of three young people fighting for their lives in the oldest, biggest, most important amateur boxing tournament in the world: New York’s Daily News Golden Gloves.

CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS follows three extraordinary, inspiring individuals—James Wilkins, Nisa Rodriguez, and Titus Williams—on an urban odyssey through a ten-week tournament, founded in 1927, that has produced more professional world champions than the Olympic Games.

Telling a compelling story of dreams, heartbreak, and redemption, the result is a unique work of art. CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS is edge-of-the-seat drama with the polish of a Hollywood feature film and the intimacy of a gritty cinéma vérité classic.

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ANGEL'S SALVATION by Hassan AKHONDPOOR - Feature film Iran

Iran 2017 90 minutes 

Angel's (Fereshteh’s) father has gone bankrupt during Iran’s nuclear sanctions years and troubled economy. The family had to sell their home and are now living in a small, ran down house. The creditors pressure Fereshteh for their money and hurt her feminine family. Farzaneh, Fereshteh’s sister, was going to marry but her wedding was cancelled because of their situation. Fereshteh’s mother sells all home appliances and now there is only one creditor left who wants Fereshteh instead of his money. Fereshteh is in a dilemma of giving in to a married man, which will lead to her father’s release, or fighting the problems of lacking money and lacking her father.

A film by Hassan AKHONDPOOR, produced by Ebrahim ASGHARIstarring Elahe SHAHPARAST, Roshanak SE GHALEGI, Neda KOHI, 

 
 

THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty

You can't run from a Nightmare:  The film received three times best actor for Frederic Koehler. Fantasporto, South Africa Horror Fest and WorldFest Houston 

 

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The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.

Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
 
Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
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THE UNWILLING by Oscar nominee Jonathan Heap

 
Evil is inside !
The film receive awards in 14 film festivals so far...and counting

6 family members gather for the reading of a will. It comes with a mysterious box. Who will leave alive?

Starring David Lipper, Dina Meyer, Levy Tran, Austin Highsmith, Jake Thomas, Robert Rusler, Bree Williamson and  Lance Henrickson.  

USA 82 minutes I Supernatural Horror Thriller  
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OFFENSIVE, a Jon Ford thriller movie 

 

WorldFest Houston Golden Remi Award Winner: Best Film, Best Make Up
Torino Film Festival: Jury award for Best Film and Audience Award for Best Film
Buffalo Dreams Festival in New York,  Best Thriller

“Holy shit! This flick is something else !” “Stands out as a roaring success!” - Dreadcentral, 4 stars. ****

"A well crafted thriller! Offensive will make your blood boil!” - Hollywood news 4 stars ****

"A bloody brutal spin on the home invasion story!” - Kat Hughes 4 stars ****

"Director Jonathan Ford expertly crafts the tension levels.” - Gareth Jones 4 stars ****

"They were forced beyond breaking point; they have no regrets, does that make them bad people?
The first part of this film will enrage you ! The second part will sate you !". Bruno Chatelin - Filmfestivals.com

A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier. This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.

An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?

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THE DROID by Marc Goldstein

Becoming human... at all cost? 
84 minutes Belgian

What happens when a domestic droid, outfitted with a highly sophisticated personality chip makes a move to take his master hostage for his own good? 
Told with offbeat humor by the droid himself, a story eminently human, about what's good in men, about the quest of a machine, and eventually about love and respect for mankind. 
A cult movie in the making!

REVOLUTION by Rob Stewart (second feature documentary following the success of Sharkwater) 
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over 40 festival wins so far

The director died in a diving accident while shooting Sharkwater Extinction his final movie will be released later in 2018. His family keeps up his work and is totally gratious about all the request for tributes to Rob Stewart 's legacy.

82 minutes Canada
Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015. 
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BLACKBERRY PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Best Documentary – Runner Up
ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVALAUDIENCE AWARD
Best Documentary
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Most Popular Environmental Film
SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
Santa Barbara Social Justice Award
INTERNATIONAL ECO-HERO AWARD
Planet in Focus
ENGAGE AWARD
RELEVATE Impact Film Forum
M. CARROLL RAVER AWARD FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Garden State Film Festival 2014
GAIA FILM AWARD
Wine Country Film Festival
THE GREEN AWARD
VOICES FROM THE WATERS – SWEDEN
GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Guam Festival
BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD
Guam Festival
40FATHOMS FILMMAKER AWARD FOR FURTHERING OCEAN CONSERVATION
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Evolution Mallorca
PRESENTER LEAD
Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservatory Summit
THE SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT AWARD
Inaugural Our Sustainable World Film Festival
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SPECIAL MENTION: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Impact DOCS Awards
NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL
Best Trailer
G2 GREEN EARTH FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Semi-Finalist

THE HIDDEN REBELLION by Daniel Rabourdin

75 minutes French
“Old men know what war is...

Set ten years after the American Revolution in the idyllic French countryside of the Vendee, “The Hidden Rebellion” combines insightful documentary with richly dramatic scenes of battle, resistance, and love as the storm clouds of the French Revolution gather.

At first, this peaceful region of France welcomes the French Revolution’s projects of reforms. But when the reforms are replaced by a profound change of the nation’s identity, the Vendéans start to defend their clergy, resist the higher taxes and refuse to wage ideological wars beyond the borders.

Victorious in early battles, the Vendéans are later defeated militarily. What follows is a 150,000-person extermination of the civilians that includes the slaying of women and children so that “the race does not persist”. Priests and nuns are drowned, hung and thrown to an angry mob.

The destruction of the population in the Vendee region is a documented goal of the French Revolutionary forces and raises important questions related to freedom of conscience, political tyranny, and religious persecution that are highly relevant considering today’s geo-political climate.

“The Hidden Rebellion” presents a searing examination of the events and, even more importantly, of the ideas surrounding one of history’s most chilling instances of genocide.

A powerful and important warning to the world in this time of increasing intolerance toward faith and family, “The Hidden Rebellion” tells the story of simple, faithful people who “gave up the world…for heaven.”

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METATRON by Martha Marin

2017 90 minutes Spain

An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy®

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"For Ever and Ever" by Vladimir Chubrikov

Since many years an author still being quite attractive can't overcome writer's block after a break-up with his wife. The only thing that connects him with the real world is his teenage daughter whom he must take care of. And then, one day, mysterious and beautiful Anna comes into his life. A flash of love between them brings the writer back to life and inspires him to finish the novel which brings him tremendous success. However, his daughter decides to rake up the past of a newly minted stepmother and is surprised to find out that Anna is not listed as alive.

Our full-length feature film "For Ever and Ever" completed in 2017, is now ready for sales and distribution abroad.

It has CC in English but we have all relevant files in DCP for dubbing opportunities if you wish.

Watch the trailer!

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PARANOID GIRLS by Pedro del Santo

Paranoid Girls Comedy by Pedro del Santo is qualified for Oscar selection running for best film, best original song...

Ana, Paula and Veronica become fascinated by modeling and the life that it offers. Yet, they gradually begin to discover the dark side of fashion hidden behind the fame and glamour of the spotlights. The women experience downfall as they engage with an antagonistic photographer who drags models into a high stakes abyss of danger. The women learn to value friendship over the lures of fashion pitfalls and enjoy life's simplicities in the end.

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EXODUS TO SHANGHAI by Anthony Hickox, a Michel Adam production

 

Exodus to Shanghai a film by Anthony Hickox, writtend and produced by Michel Adam tells a story of two brave lovers, Fannia and Bruce, who stand up to the Nazis and fight against their evil. With the help of music, martial arts and wisdom, they make their escape to Shanghai on the Orient Express, saving many Jews along the journey.

Together with Dr. Ho, the Chinese Consul in Vienna in 1938, who helped thousands of Jews to flee Vienna and escape to Shanghai with free Exit Visas, they make their Exodus to Shanghai.

A Dead Nazi is a Good Nazi.

Market Premiere at EFM February 12, Festival World Premier Fantasporto March 3

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GET HAPPY by Manoj Annadurai 

Feature Feel Good Movie  - USA - 99 minutes - First feature - 2015

World premiered in Montreal World Film Festival Winner best romantic comedy in Manhattan Fest

Charlie Kane can’t catch a break. He grew into a man who expects the worse out of life and gets it. But that changes when, by chance, he meets a bright, sunny sprite of a woman named Holly who turns him from a dour drip into someone finally allowing himself to be happy.Then a bus flattens her before Charlie eyes. Charlie opts for suicide but can’t even successfully give up on life. Left with no other choice, he adopts Holly’s ethos of positivity and just decides to be happy... by ignoring all the bad things in life. But his cynical best friend isn’t buying Charlie’s new-found happiness and sets out to save Charlie by making him miserable again. 

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Martin Sheen Presents:  “THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY” 

 

Director Arthur Kanegis brings to the screen The World Is My Country, the epic story of the daring, controversial, and decades-ahead-of-his-time legendary figure, World Citizen #1 Garry Davis (27 July 1921 – 24 July 2013).  Martin Sheen calls his story “a roadmap to a better future.”

A citizen of no nation, only the world – for 65 years --  Davis was hailed by Albert Einstein for “the sacrifices he has made for the well-being of humanity,” extolled by Buckminster Fuller as “the new World Man”, and challenged by Eleanor Roosevelt to start “a worldwide international government.”

He was not a politician but an actor -- Danny Kaye’s understudy on Broadway.  Yet his bold actions sparked a massive movement which helped trigger the unanimous passage of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and planted the seeds for borderlines to fall across Europe.   His amazing life story made the front page of the New York Times and headlines around the world when he died in 2013, and is now the subject of this forthcoming motion picture produced by FutureWAVE, Inc.  

“I fell in love with this guy,” says Martin Sheen who introduces Davis in the film.   “He was an actor, a song and dance man, who leapt off the Broadway stage, onto the world stage in 1948, taking on cops, border guards, armies and whole nations – showing us we don’t have to accept a world ravaged by war and plunging towered environmental destruction…  We can build a world that is constructive for all and destructive to none.” 

 

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With these "Movies that Matter" I trust you will be inspired and I hope you will consider them in your selection. 

If you can offer them waivers,  I can return the favor with an ad for your festival  in our newsletter (send me a press release for publication and promotion in our newsletter (valued 330$) & I would be happy to promote further your festival through these films if they are  selected.

Cheers

Bruno Chatelin

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