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Nate Parker in Deauville - American Skin - The press conference video

      Nate Parker follows up The Birth Of A Nation with a positive exploration of America's cultural and racial problems, after a sucessfull run in Venice where it won a prize, (despite lukewarm reviews) the director and his producer Tarak ben Ammar came to Deauville.  Lincoln Jefferson, a Black Iraqi war veteran, now works as a custodian in a prestigious California high school – a job he secured only to ensure enrollment in the ...

Hidden Life by Terrence Malick playing today in Deauville

By Bruno Chatelin in Deauville Each film by Terrence Malick is both a poem and a question mark. This one could have been titled "Why live on". Ask yourself: is our life worth the compromises with values which totally hurt your beliefs and your faith. According to film scholar Lloyd Michaels, the director's primary themes include "the isolated individual's desire for transcendence amidst established social institutions, the grandeur and untouched beauty of nature, th...

American Skin stands as a very strong contender for the audience award in Deauville

The film received a 10 minutes long standing ovation at the gala screening, which put Nate Parker in tears. It is an eye opener on the current state of modern racism in the USA, expressed and judged by both sides (a touch of Rashomon). In my views it is a "movie that matters" challenging the way police forces are trained to do their job. My other winning choices so far would be SKIN and Peanut Butter Falcon   Directors could not be there and sent us a video postcard. Their ...

Sienna Miller Deauville Talent Award

Actress Siena Miller posing on the Beach next to the cabin inaugurated on her name with Philippe Augier (Mayor of Deauville) at Festival Du Film Americain De Deauville.   She said during the press conference of "An American Woman" that the role of a mother and grand mother was a part she had dreamed of playing, the best in her carreert, and the one where she finally got the high salary she thought she deserved.   Photos Bruno Chatelin &nb...

Annabelle Attanasio in Deauville with her first feature Mickey and the Bear...

Annabelle Attanasio began her career in front of the camera went on shooting a short film "Frankie Keeps Talking" which has been selected in over thirty festivals. Mickey and the Bear is her feature debut, it deals with codependency between former vet and his daughter. We followed her at the press conference.   MICKEY AND THE BEAR feature debut, in competition It's April in Anaconda, Montana. Headstrong teenager Mickey Pec...

Geena Davis Tribute with a Deauville Talent Award

Geena Davis was in Deauville to receive The Deauville Talent Award and present her documentary This Changes Everything. We followed her at her press conference and photo shoot on the beach.   This Changes Everything. This documentary uncovers what is behind one of the most confounding dilemmas in the American entertainment industry: the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women. Backed by hundreds of stories and overwhelming data, the film puts forward decades of ...

Nate Parker, Tarak ben Ammar in Deauville to present American Skin

Nate Parker follows up The Birth Of A Nation with a positive exploration of America's cultural and racial problems, after a sucessfull run in Venice where it won a prize, (despite lukewarm reviews) the director and his producer Tarak ben Ammar came to Deauville.  Lincoln Jefferson, a Black Iraqi war veteran, now works as a custodian in a prestigious California high school – a job he secured only to ensure enrollment in the school to his 14-year old son...

The Wolf Hour in Deauville - Press conference

Naomie Watts, shooting in Thailand, could not attend the premiere of the Wolf Hour (in competition). The director Alistair Banks Griffin introduced the movie and gave a press conference (follow us on youtube) July 1977, New York City. June Leigh, a former 1960s novelist who has barely left her six-story walk up in years, becomes unraveled when an unseen tormentor begins harassing her, as the incendiary New York Blackout Riots unfold outside her window... ...


1st week end in Deauville opened with Woody Allen, Catherine Deneuve, Pierce Brosnnan, Johnny Depp and full houses

A few good films in the line up, treat for the most demanding fans of american cinema and a lot of celebrities attending the festival for its 45th run. I was able to watch again Ed Wood screened at the old casino , part of the homage to Johnny Depp, (10 people in the room?) and two films in cthe competition, the bizarre "Swallow" (do not let kids watch this film please, we do not want them imitating and swallowing those things we see on screen), and the very thick "SKIN" w...

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Kino TV interview and reportage introducing Nesta Morgan the venetian legend of the festival



Nesta Morgan sketcher artist is a contributor, sketching r.elentlessly the festival scene in Cannes, Venice and many more industry events. Photographers take pictures, critics produce reviews, when in a festival: she sketches, with talent
Check her interview on KinoTV and how she started...

Double Takes at TIFF in Canada Venice Premieres heading for Toronto

By Alex Deleon   While Toronto prides itself on being the most important film festival in North America it might not rank so high in importance without the crop of films cloned from Venice across the seas. No less than sixteen of 21 world premieres unspooled at Venice will have their second unveiling in Toronto which runs from September 5-15 right on the heels of the Italian Mostra Cinematografica which closed on the 7th of September. The Venice films that will have North American premi...

The Burnt Orange Heresy, closing film at Venice

Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki have strong chemistry in TBOH which will turn to poison when the picture spins out of control   By Alex Deleon TBOH is an Art heist thriller Directed by Italian Giuseppe Capotondi, based on a 1971 neo-noir novel by American writer Charles Willeford (died 1988) starring Danish actor Claes Bang and Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, and featuring British Rock legend Mick Jagger (76) plus Canadian veteran character actor Donald Sutherland...

76th Venice International Film Festival VENEZIA 76 Awards

OFFICIAL AWARDS - 76th Venice International Film Festival VENEZIA 76   The Venezia 76 Jury, chaired by Lucrecia Martel, and comprised of Stacy Martin, Mary Harron, Piers Handling, Rodrigo Prieto, Shinya Tsukamoto, Paolo Virzì, having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows:   GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: JOKER by Todd Phillips (USA)   SILVER LION - GRAND JURY PRIZE to: J’ACCUSE by Roman Polanski (France, Italy) &...

Visit to “Lazzaretto” Island (where the VR section is located)

Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico for Articles by Anna Reeves Venice Film Festival Venice Virtual Reality - An Overview by Anna Reeves   Venice VR Section - Third Year  - Running August 28th - September 3rd It is only the third edition of the Venice VR section and yet already it is establishing itself as unmissable. What makes the selection so world class is that is all about great storytelling and not simply displaying the latest ...

Star Spotting at the small port of the Excelsior Hotel - where the celebrities arrive

Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico for ...

The protest on the red carpet

The protest against the cruise ship ???? in Venice is on the red carpet. Many police agents ready to clear the tapis rouge.   Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico for   ...


Venice Awards 2019 A Few Surprising Twists and Turns By Alex Deleon

By Alex Deleon Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi was easy on the eyes as the mistress of ceremonies at the final awards evening   Well, to make a long story short Joaquin Phoenix in an egregious jury misjudgement did not get best actor for his astounding performance in JOKER directed by Todd Phillips.   However,  the film itself was awarded the Best film Golden Lion top festival prize.  Again a misjudgement because while Joker was overall a very strong film it simpl...

Facts and Figures from the 4th Venice Production Bridge



The 4th Venice Production Bridge - the Festival film market’s evolution into a specialized meeting point for completing projects - was held from August 29 to September 3, 2019 as part of the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The fourth #VeniceProductionBridge ended yesterday. +8,92% accreditations, +46,26% #BookAdaptationRightsMarket meetings. Check out all the numbers Here are the figures of the 2019 VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE: INDUSTRY DELEGATES a... 

Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico

Red Carpet on a rainy ☔ and windy ???? day   Microphone to Bonifacio Angius, the director of Destiny (a short film about faith, religion and superstition). Letizia Battaglia, the extraordinary photographer and star of “La mafia non è più quella di una volta”.   The poster of “The Laundromat” Palazzo del Casinò on a hot sunny day Exhibition “300 Giant Polaroid” at Hotel Des Bains  Li...
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TORONTO IN FOCUS September  5–15,  2019 

WET SEASON - Anthony Chen Platorm - TIFF press reactions

Directed by Anthony Chen, director of Ilo Ilo (Cannes Golden Camera 2013). ------ VARIETY “Without artificial-seeming contrivance, Chen masterfully builds resonance through rhyming scenes, repeated images and reoccurring dialogue.” “With the bittersweet drama “Wet Season,” Singapore writer-director Anthony Chen again proves himself a perceptive observer of life and social class in his tropical nation-state and a sensitive chronicler of issues confronting wo...

Catalan Films @ Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Contemporary World Cinema   The Long Walk 2019 / Mattie Do       Midnight Madness ...

Locarno Film Festival @ TIFF 18 films launched in Locarno screening in Toronto

    Congrats to all filmmakers which films have been launched at the Locarno Film Festival and are now screened at the Toronto International Film Festival    Piazza Grande  Instinct by Halina Reijn (Variety Piazza Grande Award - Special Mention Swatch First Feature Award) - CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari (To the ...


Venice treats at TIFF

By Alex Deleon While Toronto prides itself on being the most important film festival in North America it might not rank so high in importance without the crop of films cloned from Venice across the seas. No less than sixteen of 21 world premieres unspooled at Venice will have their second unveiling in Toronto which runs from September 5-15 right on the heels of the Italian Mostra Cinematografica which closed on the 7th of September. The Venice films that will have North American premieres a...

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San Sebastian running September 20-28, 2019

Films in Progress 36 presents six debut films

The industry activity, running on September 23, 24 and 25, will show productions from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay   Six debut films, have been selected for Films in Progress 36, from among a total of 185 productions. The debut films are El árbol rojo / The Red Tree by Joan Gómez (Colombia - Panama - France), Las vacaciones de Hilda / Hilda’s Short Summer by Agustín Banchero (Uruguay - Brazil), Madalena by Madiano Marcheti (Brazil), Nudo Mixtec...

ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón, FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2019 for best film of the year

  ROMA has been chosen as best film of 2019 by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. The vote saw the participation of 618 critics worldwide, who chose this production from among all films released after 1 July 2018. The other finalists were Dolor y Gloria (Pain and Glory), by Pedro Almodóvar, for which Antonio Banderas won the best actor award at Cannes, Gisaenchung / Parasite, by Bong Joon-ho, Golden Palm at the Ca...


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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.

The jubilee 40th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" opens this week end

September 14 to 21 September in Bitola, Macedonia

THE “MANAKI BROTHERS” FESTIVAL WILL BE OPENED WITH ALMODOVAR'S LATEST FILM - PAIN AND GLORY, THE IRISH DIRECTOR JIM SHERIDAN ARRIVES AS A SPECIAL GUEST The jubilee 40th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" will have its opening ceremony on 14 September with the new film by Pedro Almodovar – Pain and Glory, the festival director Gena Teodosievska announced at today's press conference. The cinematographer of the f...

FNC EXPLORE unveils its program

     FNC EXPLORE UNVEILS ITS PROGRAM : INNOVATIONS, IMMERSIVE WORKS AND EXTENDED REALITY (VR/AR/MR) Through different thematic routes, FNC EXPLORE, which has been evolving for 10 years now, inaugurates two new venues for this 48th edition. Initiated to democratize the use of new technologies to the general public, exhibitions will be offered in open access and free. FNC Explore will be open October 11 to 20 from 12pm to&...

Devour! The Food Film Fest sets the Scene with Over 80 Films in Epic 2019 Lineup

The world’s largest culinary film festival, Devour! The Food Film Fest (Devour!) announced the full film lineup for its 9th year at an event in Toronto with the Italian Trade Commission. Devour! takes place October 22-27, 2019 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The festival will screen 80+ new food-and-drink inspired films from 24 countries, with this year’s programming and theme centering around “Celebrating Italian Food & Cinema.”   “At its core, De...

Seville festival announces the first seven films in competition, highlighting the best of the European cinematography

DYSTOPIAS, COMEDY, THRILLER AND ANIMATION IN THE SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL’S OFFICIAL SELECTION, WHICH WILL SHOW THE VIBRANT PANORAMA OF EUROPEAN CINEMA     - 'It Must Be Heaven', 'Synonyms', 'God exists, her name is Petrunya', 'The Whistlers', 'Sibyl', 'Atlantis' and 'The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily' invite viewers to come to theatres and recover their passion for cinema as a collective and enriching e...

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Cyprus International Film Festival
November 25 – 30, 2019

FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT: September 1, 2019 extended deadline

The call for entries for 14th Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite" is still open for THREE more days!

  • All genres are accepted.
  • Short films up to 20 minutes
  • Feature films up to 120 minutes
  • Eligible are all films produced within the last 36 months

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on, and we hope to see you at this year’s festival!

Here’s a special code that you can use for 20% off your entry fee: INVITECYIFF20 - Submit via Filmfreeway

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Worlfest Houston 53

April 17 - 26, 2019

Early bird entry by November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!


You may enter Online via our entry platform -, or via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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Artemis Women in Action Film Festival 
April 23 – 26, 2020

October 31, 2019 : Late deadline

November 30, 2019: Final deadline

Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Qualifiers

Submit all narrative, animated, documentary FILMS and SCRIPTS featuring women either starring or co-starring as a physical action character or agent of social change.
We celebrate women in kick ass roles.

Submit all MUSIC in any genre that is a film score, composition, song, or theme song created by female composers, female led bands, and female solo artists.
Artemis’ Women Powered Music sponsored by Bella Composers!

Submission Categories.

FILMS – 40 minutes or longer
SHORTS – up to 40 minutes
SCRIPTS, Features (70-120 pgs) & Pilots (45-60 pgs)
MUSIC in all genres, up to 10 minutes. Music FAQ’s.


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2020 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival TICFF
March 27 – April 5, 2020 

Entries can be either submitted via FilmFreeway (recommended) or Online Registration Form. Should you have any enquiries pertaining to the call for entry, please


Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) is a biennial event founded by Public Television Service (PTS) in 2004. It is the first film and television festival in Asia dedicated entirely to children at the age of 4-12.

The 9th edition of TICFF is scheduled for April 2020 in Taipei. We are calling for entries for the international competition section with a cash prize of US$25,000 in total for extraordinary productions of dramas, animations and TV/Web programs.

Submissions to competition will also be considered as candidates for our official selection. As the oldest and biggest children’s film festival in Taiwan, TICFF has established a reputation in film selection. Many films screened in TICFF later got invited by other children’s festivals in Taiwan, or approached by Taiwanese distributors and educators. So this could be a great opportunity for your films to get exposure in Taiwan!


We also welcome submissions to our non-competitive sections, including documentaries and “Kids as Directors” productions. “Kids as Directors Workshop” is a project for young filmmakers in Taiwan to take the lead and create their own works with assistance from professionals. Their works will be screened during the festival along with productions made by international young filmmakers.

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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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Hollyweed Film Festival


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

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

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

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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Bruno Chatelin to speak at Film Festivals Days: Film Festivals’ organizers gathering this fall in Pula, Croatia

There are hundreds of film festivals in the world, several are created each month, and the ones dedicated to short formats are thriving.
But, will there be a market space for them all if their goals in creative programming and marketing, brand and growth strategy are not well defined?
This year’s conference will be divided in 5 areas of study: audience development; heritage and community; visual communication and branding; new technologies; management of creative teams.
It will be held in Pula, Croatia, taking advantage of the country's beautiful and relaxing landscape at Hotel Park Plaza Histria. The organizers prepared great accommodation deals and tourist activities to make this industry event an exceptional experience.
Film Festivals Days wants to provide actionable concepts and tools developed by specialists to train attendees to develop their festivals with a much more accurate knowledge about the industry landscape and give them a complete skillset... FIND OUT MORE

Rose d’Or announces first 50 2019 awards judges

The Rose d’Or has announced the first 50 judges for the 2019 awards, who will decide on this year’s winners in the 28th edition. The jury will be chaired by The Bridge start Sofia Helin. You can find out more about the award and enter online before September by CLICKING HERE. The prestigious line-up includes: Steve Ackerman Managing director, Somethin’ Else Elena Afanasieva Head of creative planning, Channel 1 David Angehrn Head of program strategy, SRF ...

Eva Sangiorgi to remain artistic director of Austria’s largest film festival until 2026

   The Viennale is happy to announce that the contract of director Eva Sangiorgi has been renewed for another five years. The decision was made by the Viennale’s board of trustees in accordance with Vienna’s City Councillor for Cultural Affairs, Veronica Kaup-Hasler. Eva Sangiorgi, director of the Viennale since March 2018, has been entrusted with the artistic responsibility for the festival until March 2026. “I see the extension of my appointment as Viennale di...

VRIF announces new board of directors and reveals upcoming activities at IBC

The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF, has announced the election of a new Board of Directors and Officers. VRIF further announced that version 2 of its Guidelines is publicly available from its website. The new version adds recommendations on live VR360 production and distribution, the use of text and fonts in immersive experiences, watermarking of 2D framed content in 3D environments and enhanced-quality viewport distribution. Guidelines V.2: VR going live The second...

The First LA Press Freedom Week (September 16-20)

  Elections. Immigration. Corruption. Conflict. Across the country and around the world, journalism is more essential than ever — and yet threatened as never before. LA Press Freedom Week is a multi-day celebration of press freedom and the First Amendment that will engage the public and the journalistic community in and around Los Angeles. With three anchor events amid a series of smaller ones, leading experts, top journalists, and supporting partners, LA Press Fre...

Quentin Tarantino Is “The Single Most Influential Director” Says Bogdanovich

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Studio Binder is reminding us that Quentin Tarantino is an actor, writer, and “the most influential director of our generation,” says Peter Bogdanovich. Here’s where to see that video essay, from Studio Binder's The Director’s Chair. The series is a meaningful exploration of some great directors. (See clip below.) You’re welcome. “Structure Like a Novel,” kids, QT’s best advice. Now star...

A Nominee is Born: Renee Zellweger is JUDY Garland Right Now

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent So, who else was skeptical about blonde Laplander Renée Zellweger doing Judy Garland? Doubt no more, sincerely, as Zellweger blows the roof off award season in this behind-the-scenes look at JUDY, (Judy: The Legend Behind the Rainbow) to be released Sept. 27. Two words: stunning, Renée. Just stunning. Watch and learn from this Oscar winner’s impromptu masterclass in character transformation from Roadside Attractions, and be r...

Terry Gilliam honored with lifetime award and a masterclass at the Cairo International Film Festival

The visionary and iconic director, screenwriter, actor and animator, Terry Gilliam will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) which runs from 20-29 November, 2019. In recognition of his career, which spans four decades, and outstanding contributions to the film industry, marking him as one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, Gilliam is set to accept the accolade during the opening ceremony of the Festival at The Ca...

Oliver Stone to be Jury President of Zurich Festival

The three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone will head the Jury of the 15th Zurich Film Festival’s International Competition. He will also present a restored version of the “The Doors” and his doc series “The Putin Interviews”. The other two juries are also top notch: the jury of the International Documentary Film Competition is chaired by two-time Oscar winning producer Simon Chinn, while German producer Thomas Kufus heads the jury of the Focus Competition. Ame...
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Winners Announced for 2019 SFFILM Documentary Film Fund - $125K distributed

Non-Fiction Post-Production Fund Awards a Total of $125,000 to Five Projects   SFFILM today announced the five winners of the 2019 SFFILM Documentary Film Fund awards totaling $125,000, which support feature-length documentaries in post-production. Created to support non-fiction films that are distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters, and an innovative visual approach, the SFFILM Documentary Film Fund is SFFILM’s largest support program for doc makers. Lea Golb&r...

Second Wave of Nominees 19th World Soundtrack Awards Revealed

After having released the names of the nominees for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film, Best Film Composer of the Year and Best Television Composer of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy announces a second wave of nominees for Best Score for a Belgian Production, Discovery of the Year, SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer and the Public Choice Award. For the 19th edition, The World Soundtrack Academy welcomes a remarkably diverse group of nominees, in background as ...

Hollyweed Film Festival Finalists

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL FINALISTS DISPLAYED BELOW WE HOPE YOU ALL CAN MAKE IT TO THE FEST AT  THE COMPLEX  6476 SANTA MONICA, LA, CA 90038 SEPT 29, 12 - 6PM SEATING IS LIMITED - PURCHASE TICKETS HERE TABBIGAIL'S COMPLAINT -  Director Mark Glaeser Tabbigail’s complaint is a surrealist intervention in the age of Trump, drawing from the time of Reagan, it follows th...

A Tribute to... Award to Director Roland Emmerich at Zurich Film Festival

The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) are delighted to announce that German director Roland Emmerich will be honored with this year’s A Tribute to... Award on Sunday, September 29th. Alongside the award, the ZFF will also screen a retrospective of his work, from his debut film THE NOAH’S ARK PRINCIPLE to the widely known INDEPENDENCE DAY, GODZILLA, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and ANONYMOUS.  The 15th edition of the festival will also feature Emmerich taking part in a special ZFF...
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> INDIA in focus with Siraj Syed 

Dream Girl, Review: Lady Boy’s multiple nightmares

Dream Girl, Review: Lady Boy’s multiple nightmares Can one accuse film-makers of misleading audiences by describing their films as anything but what they really are? Dream Girl, dubbed ‘family entertainer by its makers,’ panders to below the belt viewers and frustrated loners, under the garb of showcasing the lead actor’s mimicking talent, and providing a telephonic helpline to lonely hearts. It is a series of stand-up comic jokes, with one-liners, puns and double ente...

Badshaah Pahelwan, Review: There’s a brown wrestler in the boxing ring, tra la la la la

Badshaah Pahelwan, Review: There’s a brown wrestler in the boxing ring, tra la la la la When director of photography S. Krishna turned producer just over two years ago, vicariously, through his wife, Swapna, having directed two action genre films, he decided to make his third film in nine Indian languages. Down the line, he settled for five, with the original in his native Kannada, and dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Rather ambitious of Krishna, considering the fi...


Chhichhore, Review: Posers for losers, choosers and imposers

Chhichhore, Review: Posers for losers, choosers and imposers Few ideas would be more contradictory than a parent’s attempt to revive his dying son by calling his college mates to the Intensive Care Unit of a posh hospital and collectively narrating to him, in some detail, their recollections of the hellcyon days they spent in a college hostel, as a bunch of slimy, gooey, swearing, cheating, boozing, smoking, rude, flippant, frivolous ‘losers’. All this is done in the hope th...
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Disney Dominates a $250b Market But ANIMAZE May Be the Future

user Magazine covers Animaze Animation Festival 2019 Disney Dominates a $250b Market But These Startups May Be the Future   Well, it turns out that the truly disruptive animation startups are popping up in unexpected places, like Malaysia, Latvia, and inside a much-loved studio that most industry observers have considered something of a dinosaur. Based upon what I saw at Animaze Montreal Animation Film Festival, it's clear that the anim...

EFP Joins UniFrance and the Miami Film Festival to Launch the MIAMI FILM MARKET dedicated to french European films

Jaie Laplante (Miami Film Festival), Sonja Heinen (EFP) and Gilles Renouard (UniFrance) ­ Laurent Campus / UniFrance EFP Joins UniFrance and the Miami Film Festival to Launch the MIAMI FILM MARKET - MERCADO DEL CINE FRANCES Y EUROPE      During the Toronto International Film Festival, Sonja Heinen (EFP - European Film Promotion), Jaie Laplante (Miami Film Festival), and Gilles Renouard (UniFrance) have finalised th...

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12th TIDF Calling for Entries!

The 12th TIDF is now calling for entries! TIDF is looking for documentaries that are most creative, closely connected to social and human interests, and have unique points of view! Films completed after December 1, 2017 are eligible for our three main competitions and eleven awards. Over US$71,000 total cash-prize awaits. Submit your film before December 5, 2019. All forms and lengths are welcome. A Taiwan Premiere is required except for Taiwanese productions. Shortlist will be announced in ...

POOLING: one of 5 nominees for Best Foreign Film at Festival de Cinema de Tres Passos!

BREAKING in Brazil: POOLING is one of 5 films competing for Best Foreign Film at Festival de Cinema de Tres Passos in Brazil, November 7-9, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., "Pooling" was choreographed and performed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animation was done by Dismas and GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did visual effects. An o...

"Pooling" is one of the Top 16 finalists at Corto Nanni!

"Pooling" is one of the Top 16 finalists selected to screen at Corto Nanni in Castello di Piombino, Italy, a festival that runs from October 11-13, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc., "Pooling" was choreographed and performed by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animation was done by Dismas and GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did vi...

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FRANK, EARNEST WITH0 MERCY Short film by Jarrod Dean Australia 2019 - 14 minutes

Frank, Earnest with Mercy is a stylish, sexually charged comedy set in beautiful Naples. Two friends have an important mission to complete when a Southern Italian girlfriend in a bedroom stands in the way.

How far does one go for friendship, for business, for love ?




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June 2019, Australia 14 minutes  short film by Jarrod Dean


Marcel 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.


Out of Sight , Out of Mind by Brian Follmer

123 minutes USA 2019 Trailer

Out of Sight, Out of Mind is a satire about mental illness in the 21st century. It is an exploration of the way mental illness manifests itself through the internet, the way society rewards the mentally ill for their entertainment value on Youtube or Facebook, and the way society's only answer to this problem is institutionalization and dangerous medication. At its heart, the film is a coming of age story about the characters Travis and O'Brien as they struggle with their mental and emotional issues. The film is shot in a hyper-realistic style, echoing the work of John Cassavetes, Terrence Malick, and the biting satirical edge of Jonathan Franzen. The film is based on a true story and was first discovered at Rotrterdam festival.


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


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  - 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

Sharkwater Extinction first peek

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 


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 

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

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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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)

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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L’affiche signée Floc’h de la 30e édition du Festival International du Film d’Histoire.

Elle aura lieu du 18 au 25 novembre 2019 au Cinéma Jean Eustache de Pessac.   Au centre de cette nouvelle édition, l’Amérique Latine, Terres de feu, thème qui résonne dramatiquement avec l’actualité, se déclinera autour de 70 films de patrimoine et de 40 débats en présence de nombreuses personnalités (journalistes, historiens et réalisateurs). Ind&e...

FIFMA l'affiche de la 36ème édition

FIFMA | 36ème édition | du 4 au 8 décembre 2019   Nous avons le plaisir de partager avec vous le visuel de la prochaine édition du Festival internation...

L'Arras Film Festival fête ses 20 ans

20 ans, ça se fête !  L'Arras Film Festival vous donne rendez-vous pour sa vingtième édition du 8 au 17 novembre.      ...

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 10 Septembre

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.   ...

Découvrez la sélection 2019 des Cartoon Tributes

REMISE DES PRIX – 19 SEPTEMBRE 2019   LA SÉLECTION DES CARTOON TRIBUTES 2019 FERLY (Finlande) est une société de divertissement basée à Helsinki, Vancouver et Los Angeles. L'entreprise se spécialise dans la narration d'histoires à travers la télévision, le cinéma, les produits numériques, les licences et l'édition avec une équipe qui a réalisé...

Le Québec bien présent au TIFF cette année

Le Québec sera bien présent, du 5 au 15 septembre, au Festival international du film de Toronto (TIFF), alors que la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) aura un stand, au TIFF Industry Center, pour la première fois dans le cadre de ce festival d’importance et que 19 films du Québec seront présentés. Au total, plus de 200 artisans et professionnels de l’industrie du film (producteurs,...

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