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Is it a boy, a girl ? No it's a book ! whatever... its divine

ALEX DELEON OUR FESTIVAL CORRESPONDENT PUBLISHED ANOTHER BOOK ON HIS FESTIVAL JOURNEYS.

DO NOT MISS IT

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Alex Deleon has a great news to share: the birth of his latest book, a fest traveller's odyssey Witty and ferocious, extremely well documented ...take a walk on the wild side...and enjoy the experience and the learning from Alex Deleon a man with many hats and a festival head. ! Bruno Chatelin Filmfestivals.com  Contact Publisher, Sam Sloan by email.  samsloan@gmail.com   Table of Contents   1975 to 1980 First Festival, San Francisco 1975, 1 ... 
 

Day three at Golden Apricot Festival in Yerevan

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Finally a good day -- three very good films so far and another, a Secret screening coming up.  The one that just finished was a tremendous French documentary about Armenian artists, film , dance, and musicians, born and raised in France but searching for their Armenian identify and heritage through art. Long interview with Serge Avedikian and both of his sons is nearly a film by itself. There is also an extended interview with Canadian Armenian Atom Egoyan and another with French director Robert Guédiguian and his actress wife with numerous clips from their films. . This was the world première.

Before that it was the Agnes Varda Autobigraphical Confessional, "Agnes par Agnes" which premiered this year at Berlin but I missed it there.

The first 2/3. are fascinating when she was on her own trip contempo-raneous with but outside of the Nouvelle Vague of the sixties with unique films such as 'Cléo from 5 to 7" or 'Le Bonheur", but it bogs down in the last part when she stopped making films, around age eighty, and started going into installations such as houses made from used film stock, which to me got to be a little boring. With her remarks throughout on the art and processes of filmmaking this film is practically a master class on the subject in addition to a vivid self portrait of a most unusual career. At one amusing point she managed to get Robert De Niro to do a scene in a carnival boat with Jeanne Moreau and plunge unto the water. She is ninety when seen in the film and passed away soon after on  29 May of this year. Quite a woman!...
 

17th International Festival Signes de Nuit calling

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      The 17th International Festival Signs of the Night (Signes de Nuit) will take place at Paris, October 3-13, 2019 We will realize competition programs for: Documentaries Short Films Cinema in Transgression "experimental" Further we prepare focus programs with recent films from Argentina, Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico, Norway and Portugal et al. The festival will take place in different cultural spaces in Paris. We would like to i...

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Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
(April 21-25, 2020) 

May 31st to September 27th  2019 Early Bird Deadline   

The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival his now one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine. 
The MBIFF 14 Film Festival broke records in deals negotiated. Several new projects have also found their funding during the event.  
Our judging panel includes judges from all walks of life because it is important to have a broad spectrum of perspectives.  
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by politics. 
The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology. 

 

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NEW YORK CITY Independent Film Festival

May 10 – 17, 2020

Early Bird Deadline August 31 

November 30, 2019 Regular Deadline I December 31, 2019
Late DeadlineJanuary 31, 2020 Extended Deadline

 

NYC Indie Film Fest is a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation.

All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers May 10 - May 17, 2020.

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Fantasporto 40
February 28 - March 7

Deadline  November 1st, 2019

Deadlines for Entries for 2020 anniversary edition are November 1st (fantasy shorts) and December 1st (Final Call for features). Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 40th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.

 

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40th Manaki Brothers Cinematographers International FilmFestival

September 14 to 21 September in Bitola, Macedonia

 

Now accepting submissions for the 40th edition of ICFF “Manaki Brothers” 

The International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS”, is the first and oldest international film festival dedicated to the creativity of cinematographers across the world. It started in 1979 at the initiative of one of the main founders-AFPM/the Association of Film Professionals of Macedonia (which will celebrate its 70th jubilee next year), and was co-organized with the host-city of Bitola and the Cinematheque of Macedonia, established in honor and inspired by the abundant photographic/cinematographic opus of the MANAKI brothers: Yanaki (1878-1954) and Milton (1880-1964), whose 140th birth anniversary is to be celebrated next year as well. Thus, naturally, the cornerstones of the future festival were laid, in the town at the foot of Pelister, the City of Consuls - Bitola, where the Manaki brothers had their photo-studio and cinema theater.

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Hollyweed Film Festival

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Final deadline September 7, 2019

The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10 US Entry Fee

The Hollyweed Film Festival is proud to announce a a limited time low entry fee off of $10 US for short and longform films All Genres including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Animation, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film Noir, Flash, Health, History, Horror, Human Rights, Independent, Kids, LGBTI, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music Video’s, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Postmodern, Realism, Reality, Religion, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent movie, Social Issues, Spiritual, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War and Westerns. This is our first year and it's going to be a kool happening so check out https://hollyweedfilmfestival.com/

The HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL is an Online & Theatrical Festival that will be seen by Industry Professionals. 

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Reykjavik International Film Festival
26.09.-6.10.2019

Final Deadline July 14, 2019

All submissions must have been completed after January 1st, 2018. RIFF will consider both international and Icelandic films, whether they are fiction films or documentaries, regardless of length or subject matter.

Must be at minimum Icelandic premieres (i.e. must not have been screened publicly in Iceland prior to the 2019 festival, including a broadcast version of any length).

Must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned.

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SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2020
March 18-22, 2020

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FESTIVAL DATES for the 7th edition:  - Cinema Village, 22 E 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 Submissions for the 2020 Edition re-open May 22 - 2019 PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION, THE RULES, and THE TERMS thoroughly before completing your submission. SRFF does NOT waive entry fees. In some exceptional cases discount codes are offered. SRFF believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees sh...

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Polish actor Jan Nowicki star guest in Yerevan

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by Alex Deleon-Pewny   
Jan Nowicki, a major Polish actor of stage and screen  since 1966, was the trophy guest star of the 2019 Yerevan film festival.  Mr. Nowicki was here to introduce his most famous film, The HourglassSanatorium  (Sanatorium pod klepsydrą1973, a vast symbolic epic directed by Wojciech Has. On this occasion Nowicki was presented with a special career award. Nowicki, wearing a fireman's helmet for large portions of this film, is one of the iconic images of Polish cinema. At the age of eighty Mr. Nowicki continues working steadily. He has a new film just out in Poland and a new book of his personal authorship is about to appear...
 

Werner Vogels Opening Keynote at AWS Summit NY 2019

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By Maria Esteves – July 12, 2019 The Amazon Web Services Summit New York 2019 (AWSSNY19) Opening Keynote Presentation with Dr. Werner Vogels, chief technology officer, Amazon, commenced Thursday, July 11, 9AM at Javits Convention Center. Amazon’s legendary keynote presentation by Vogels was par excellence. Launch announcements included Eventbridge, a serverless microservice; Cloud Development Kit (CDK), an infrastructure as code that automates the deployment for serverless applicati...
 

Interview with Producer Matt Jaems at 72nd Cannes Film Festival

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Director, writer and producer Matt Jaems was born in Liverpool, UK. He has produced, written and directed acclaimed works ranging from client based briefs to personally driven productions. He is lead producer on the international feature-length film and cultural-urban-development platform "Rotterdam, I Love You". Matt is dedicated to creating original and creative works by directing impactful films and telling compelling stories. When producing, he looks to support other filmmakers b...
 

Open City Documentary Festival announces new filmmakers participating in the Assembly Lab for £10k prize

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  www.assemblydoclab.com   OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SEVEN SELECTED PROJECTS FOR ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT LAB   [London, 8th July 2019] Open City Documentary Festival are pleased to announce the participants for Assembly, a new development lab for creative documentaries taking place in London in September 2019.   The lab is a project-based intensive workshop for international filmmakers working on their first or second feature. Participants fro...
 

Interview with Actor Goran Kostic for 'Little Joe' (2019)

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Goran Kostic Accomplished and prolific actor/producer Goran Kostic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. His starring role in Angelina Jolie's directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' (2011) catapulted him to international recognition. Having appeared in next to sixty film and TV performances, he has worked on such prominent titles as 'Children of Men' (2006), 'Hannibal Rising' (2007), 'Taken' (2008), 'The Last Days on ...
 

Interview with Producer Brian Beckmann of Arclight Films at 72nd Cannes Film Festival

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CFO & COO of Arclight Films, Brian Beckmann, is a prolific producer in his own right, whose recent titles include: 'Dog Eat Dog' (2016), 'First Reformed' (2017), 'Guardians of the Tomb' (2018) and 'Triple Threat' (2019). With a background in rocket science, he was one of the men to put Pathfinder on Mars and has been headhunted by the likes of Elon Musk. But aerospace engineering aside, his passion is film. At Arclight Films ('Crash' 2004, 'Bobby...
 
 

Judy, Judy, Judy: Comedian Judy Jean Kwon’s 7 Steps to Being Woke

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One good thing about asking blunt instrument questions is getting surgical replies: meet Judy Jean Kwon known for MILFriend. More about that show later. Meanwhile, the following interview is so good for you that the Surgeon General has listed it for required reading. Okay, that’s fake news, but what’s real news is that this look-back inside Old Hollywood from new Hollywood is important, even if seems more like an editorial bitch-sla...
 

ZFF Co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri to step down after the 15th Zurich Film Festival!!

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In accordance with the long-term strategy of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), Co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri are planning for their succession after 15 years of operational leadership. The co-directors will be stepping down from their current posts at the beginning of 2020 but continue to work with the festival on a strategic level. Christian Jungen, chief cultural editor at “NZZ am Sonntag” will serve as the festival’s new Artistic Director. The search for th...
 

Cíntia Gil will move from Doclisboa to Sheffield Doc/Fest this fall

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The board of Apordoc - Portuguese Documentary Association announces that Doclisboa directors Cíntia Gil and Davide Oberto are leaving the Festival in October, following its 17th edition.   Since 2012, Cíntia’s leadership has played a crucial role in the development and success of Doclisboa, building an International image of prestige, trust and social responsibility within the international cinephile and professional community.   Cíntia Gil will leave the...
 
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The Awards of the 37th international FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

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The 37th international FILMFEST MÜNCHEN drew to a close on Saturday, July 6, 2019 with a ceremonious presentation of awards. "Bacurau" by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles was honored with the ARRI/Osram Award in the CineMasters competition, while Melina León's "Song without a Name" received the CineVision Award for best international film by a new director. On Friday, the Brazilian-German co-production "The Invisible Life o...
 
 

Karlovy Vary 2019 Awards

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The 54 th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a non-specialized festival with three competitive categories, took place from June 28 th to July 6 th this year. It was organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, a.s., with Jiří Bartoška as president of the festival and Karel Och as an artistic director. The 55 th Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from July 3 rd to July 11th 2020. On July 6 th 2019, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closin...
 
 

Lifetime achievement award “Golden Camera 300” for 2019 to greek cinematographer YORGOS ARVANITIS

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Yorgos ARVANITIS, A.F.C/G.S.C THE LAUREATE OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD “GOLDEN CAMERA 300” AT THE 40th INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS’ FILM FESTIVAL IS THE FRENCH-GREEK MASTER YORGOS ARVANITIS, A.F.C/G.S.C   This year the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers celebrates the art of Yorgos Arvanitis, one of the most important European directors of photography of all time, whose work has influenced the imagery of generations of cin&eacut... 
 

Awarded docs of the 17th Festival international Signes de Nuit in Bangkok, June 22 - 30, 2019

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    You can find all details, synopsis and the statements here : http://signsofthenight.com/awards.htm   You can find all jury statements here for the Documentary Awards : http://signsofthenight.com/awards.htm MAIN AWARD Genesis 2.0  Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev  Switzerland / 2018 / 1:53:00  SPECIAL MENTIONS  A Moon for My Father  Manila Akbari and Douglas White  Great Britain / 2019 / 1:25:00...
 
 

The prestigious Pathé prize for film journalism will be awarded at this year’s 15th Zurich Film Festival

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The prestigious prize for film journalism will be awarded at this year’s 15th Zurich Film Festival. It will be presented to a film journalist for an outstanding review of a cinema film. Funded by the cinema chain Pathé Schweiz and the distribution company Pathé Films, the Prix Pathé aims to promote excellence in film journalism, and has been honouring film critiques and film essays for this purpose since 2006. The award is endowed with a 10’000 Swiss fran...
 

German Cinema New Talent Award winners in Munchen

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THE WINNERS OF THE GERMAN CINEMA NEW TALENT AWARD     Today, on Friday, July 5 at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, talented young filmmakers were honored with the coveted German Cinema New Talent Award. The panel of judges — comprised of Melika Foroutan, Claudia Steffen und Alfred Holighaus — honored Jan-Ole Gerster with the award for best director for his film "Lara". Martin Lischke ("Leif in Concert") received the award for best producer. Two awards wen...
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Super 30, Review: Inequality, equality and variable quality

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Super 30, Review: Inequality, equality and variable quality Two basic tenets form the paradigm of Super 30: a real-life story about a nondescript do-gooder who is a super achiever must strike a chord with audiences, and, secondly, any tale of a low caste and poverty-stricken protagonist, sacrificing his lady love and filthy lucre for the cause of educating fellow under-privileged ‘untouchables’ in his society, will have them rooting for the unlikely hero. How these doctrines pan o...
 

ConnecTechAsia 2019, 10: Recap

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ConnecTechAsia 2019, 10: Recap ConnecTechAsia, comprising BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and NXTAsia, wrapped-up on 20th June, drawing 38,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors, over two venues, Marina Bay Sands and Suntec City, Singapore. The event unfolded over three days of networking, announcements, thought leadership keynotes and discussions, showcases on the latest innovations and trends, including 5G, AI, IoT, Smart Cities, next-generation broadcasting and more. Highlights this year inclu...
 

Marudhar Express, Review: Chain reaction

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Marudhar Express, Review: Chain reaction You might need to look-up the meaning of Marudhar, even if you are a native Hindi speaker. It refers to the Marwar area of Rajasthan, and the Express is a train that runs between Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, and Jodhpur (Rajasthan), touching Lucknow and Kanpur, the two biggest cities in UP, with Allahabad (now renamed PrayaagRaaj) being the third. Now, lest you begin to think that this film is a travelogue or that events take place on the said train, le...
 
 

Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna, Review: Limerence, belligerence and incoherence

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Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna, Review: Limerence, belligerence and incoherence A clutch of songs, exquisitely picturised, with little or no lip sync, linked together by a skeletal story about obsessive love, came to Mumbai cinemas today under the title Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna (How Much Do I Love You). Taken from a hit number from the film Kudrat that was popular in the early 80s, the title of the film is appropriate, and the original song itself occurs several times in the film, on the radio, or as a ...
 

One Day Justice Delivered, Review: Perhaps, but not today

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One Day Justice Delivered, Review: Perhaps, but not today A judge dispensing justice by extra-judicial means immediately after retirement is not a common theme in Hindi films, and the novelty is undeniable. Sadly, that is just about where the merits of this film rest. Actors ham, the script meanders, co-incidences abound, dialogue disappoints and the climactic twist is of no consequence. One Day Justice Delivered espouses a noble cause but does more disservice than service to it. Ranchi High...
 

Spider-man--Far From Home, Review: PP, HH, Ray, May, MJ, Ned, E.D.I.T.H., Nick and Beck

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Spider-man--Far From Home, Review: PP, HH, Ray, May, MJ, Ned, E.D.I.T.H., Nick and Beck Can a pulsating teenage romance between a super-hero’s alter ego and a beautiful schoolmate over-ride inherent flaws in a film’s scripting and logic? Is the inability to go “aw..so cute!” every time you see an awkward boy mustering up the courage to approach his love interest, to utter the three magic words, a sign of aging and fossilisation? Is the need to look beyond the obvious, ...
 

Malaal, Review: Tragic love saga, with cause for introspection, and some regret

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Malaal, Review: Tragic love saga, with cause for introspection, and some regret Sanjay Leela Bhansali, producer-director of many a box-office mojo-maker and purveyor of a certain kind of stylised cinema, picks a 2004 Tamil film and sets it in 1998, the year of Titanic, and his own Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. If you can take a hint, three in this case, you will know that this is going to be a romantic tale of a disparate couple, with a tragic ending. That he casts two debutants and asks another d...
 
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15 Tech Things to Know Before Watching THE GREAT HACK on Netflix

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Maybe we need a creation myth for Social Media? Hey, don’t hashtag eyeroll: ’In the beginning was rumor and innuendo, but a hand swiped right across the metadata…’ Okay, before you WTF that, IRL consider “The Great Hack” coming from Netflix on July 24. It’s a documentary about how the Cambridge Analytica (CA) data hijinx not only took $30 B USD out of the stuffing of Facebook’s stock value, but crea...
 

Super 30, Review: Inequality, equality and variable quality

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Super 30, Review: Inequality, equality and variable quality Two basic tenets form the paradigm of Super 30: a real-life story about a nondescript do-gooder who is a super achiever must strike a chord with audiences, and, secondly, any tale of a low caste and poverty-stricken protagonist, sacrificing his lady love and filthy lucre for the cause of educating fellow under-privileged ‘untouchables’ in his society, will have them rooting for the unlikely hero. How these doctrines pan o...
 

Living in the Future's Past to screen at the 1st London Green Film Festival at Regent's Place, July 17-2

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All screenings are outdoors and free to the public on the plaza at Regent's Place, which is near Euston. It's a little hard to predict exactly how many people will be there with this outdoor set-up, but the plaza has over 20,000 people a day come through that work there. We have seating for 100 and there's plenty more space for people to sit and stand. The fun part is that everything we do there are the festival is going to reach a very broad, general public audience, beyond the us...
 

Polish Surrealist Masterpiece resurrected at Yerevan Sanatorium under the Hourglass by Wojciech Has

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By Alex Deleon, www.filmfestivals.com Jan Nowicki in "Sanatorium pod Klepsydrą" ...
 

Odessa Festival opening and closing films

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              The opening film and the closing film of the 10th Odesa International Film Festival have been announced   The opening film of the 10th Anniversary Odesa International Film Festival will be French picture La Belle Epoque with Fanny Ardant, Daniel Auteuil and Guillaume Canet, and the closing film of the OIFF will be...
 
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Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.
 

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Out of Sight , Out of Mind by Brian Follmer

123 minutes USA 2019 Trailer

Travis's tight social group of friends and lovers splits apart when his childhood friend, O'Brien becomes severely mentally ill. Now alone, the characters go their separate ways: Travis helps crowd-fund a socialist revolution in Mexico, O'Brien succumbs to mania and becomes a satirical Youtube celebrity, Kate seeks stability in online dating, and Lox embarks on his first indie rock tour. Their lives continue to cross paths and reconnect through the internet.

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Dave Grusin Not Enough Time Documentary feature by Barbara Bentree

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Millions of people know the music of Dave Grusin (The Graduate, Three days of the Condor, Reds, Heaven can wait, The Champ, The fabulous Baker Boys, Havana, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Firm...) but may not know his name. Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time documents his journey from Colorado cowboy to Oscar and Grammy winning composer. 

The documentary, directed by Barbara Bentree and produced by John Rangelwill include interviews with many friends and collaborators such as Quincy Jones, Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller, Nathan Barr and Michael Keaton, besides Dave Grusin himself, who is strongly involved in the development of the documentary.

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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
 
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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Raised On Rock The Burnette Family Legacy

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Coming April 2019  "RAISED ON ROCK - The Burnette Family Legacy" will be premiering at Film Festivals throughout 2018 before being released for worldwide distribution

Director - Sally Steele

Sally Steele is on a mission to reunite the legendary battling Burnette family- a family United by Blood-Divided by Fame. The filmmaker travels across the United States interviewing special guests while learning the amazing rock history of Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette and The Rock and Roll Trio who influenced Elvis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many others, on her quest to bring Rocky and Billy Burnette and the members of the family together for one final dramatic and exciting performance at the end of the film, trying to heal the rift that rocked the world and tore a family apart echoing down a generation to the family “Raised On Rock“.

The film exists in two versions Long Short (60) and Short Documentary (40)

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - filmfestivals.com Best for Fest"

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

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Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for” Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, Sharkwater: Extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction is a follow up to his first two award-winning films, Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.

Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.

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

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13 Festival wins so far for Living in the Future's Past

Jeff Bridges was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at the 2019 Golden Awards Ceremony

 

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
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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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...
 

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MOVIES THAT MATTER

Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

With contributions from Abbé Jean-Luc Maroy, Alex Deleon, Bruno Chatelin

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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

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Les films qui ont une densité spirituelle évidente mettent souvent en scène le voyage, l’itinéraire initiatique, mais aussi la souffrance qu’implique de quitter sa terre, ses racines, son pays, son existence. On se rend compte, avec Les raisins de la colère que la modernité a constitué le terreau indispensable de la modernité liquide (Zygmunt Baumann). Le film est en effet réalisé en 1940, bien avant que la phi...
 

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Appel à films 2019 Les Ecrans Documentaires jouent les prolongations jusqu'au 12 juillet

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  Avis aux retardataires : La clôture des inscriptions pour les pré-sélections est repoussée de quelques jours. Vous avez jusqu'au 12 juillet 2019 pour inscrire votre film sur notre site :www.lesecransdocumentaires.org   La 23ème édition du festival les Écrans Documentaires se tiendra du 13 au 19 novembre 2019 ...
 
 

Festival Pariscience, incubateur: appels à candidatures

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Pariscience est devenu au fil des années, grâce à une sélection pointue et au plus près de l’actualité scientifique un rendez-vous incontournable aussi bien pour les passionnés de cinéma et de sciences que pour les néophytes.   Pour sa 15ème édition, le festival se déroulera du 10 au 30 octobre au Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) et à l'Institut de physique...

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 9 juillet 2019

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  Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma. ...
 

Le programme du Festival du Film Insulaire de Groix

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  À la veille d’aborder les vingt ans du festival, l’équipage du Fifig continue d’affirmer son envie de faire de chaque nouvelle édition un lieu de brassage et de rencontres, un carrefour des îles du monde.  Avec cette 19e édition, le festival aborde pour la première fois le continent sud-américain et accoste aux îles chiliennes. « Pays-île », c’est ainsi...
 

War on Screen dévoile l'affiche et les focus de sa 7e édition (1er - 6 octobre 2019)

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La 7e édition du Festival International de Cinéma de Châlons-en-Champagne - War on Screen se déroulera du 1er au 6 octobre 2019. C'est l'agence Kiblind qui en a signé l'affiche, autour d'une photo de The Big Parade(King Vidor - 1925). Vous pouvez télécharger ce visuel ici. Parallèlement à ses compétitions de ...
 

Le Festival International du Film Fantastique de Neuchâtel (NIFFF) a ouvert ses portes vendredi e

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NIFFF 2019 : LE NIFFF EMBRASE DÉJÀ NEUCHÂTEL Le Festival International du Film Fantastique de Neuchâtel (NIFFF) a ouvert ses portes vendredi et connaît un démarrage positif avec 11’000 entrées cinéma totalisées durant ce premier week-end (2018 : 10’000). Cette 19e édition s’est ouverte en compagnie d’une armada de bambins (KID’O’NIFFF) avant de faire place ...
 

Le 34ème Festival de Namur s’ouvrira avec le nouveau film de Christophe Honoré, CHAMBRE 212, en présence de l’équipe du film

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Le 34ème Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (FIFF) se déroulera du 27 septembre au 4 octobre 2019 au cœur de la capitale wallonne, en Belgique.    Fidèle à son objectif « Partager le Cinéma. En vrai. En grand.», le Festival de Namur présente une centaine de films issus des quatre coins de la Francophonie comptant à ce jour 88 états ou gouvernements à...
 

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 2 juillet 2019

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Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma.   ...
 
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