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Catalan Films celebrate the Golden Bear at Berlinale for 'Alcarràs', by Carla Simón

Last night Carla Simón won the GOLDEN BEAR for her second feature film Alcarràs.  Congratulations to the teams: Vilaut, Avalon, Elastica Films, Kino Produzioni. And everybody involved in the film. We are so proud of you! You'll be travelling the world with this masterpiece and we'll be next to you in every step.  As Carla said, this award is dedicated "to the farmers who work the land every day and farm in a way that respects the land. Their...


ALCARRÀS by Carla Simón wins the GOLDEN BEAR at the Berlinale 2022

Congratulations to the cast and crew and some great reviews! "For its extraordinary performances - from the child actors to the actors in their eighties - for the ability to show the tenderness and comedy of family as well as the struggle, and for the portrayal of our connection and dependence to the land around us." M. Night Shyamalan, President of the Jury   “This Spanish Garden of Eden is profoundly authentic and mo...
DO NOT MISS A BIT from BERLINALE AND EFM 2022      FOLLOW US :            ----------------------------------------     VIDEO: Meet the winners of the Golden and Silver Bears at the 2022 Berlinale. ...   17.02.2022 | Berlin's blog Berlinale 2022 - Arthouse Cinema Award winners The CICAE Juries at Berlinale - (f...


Berlinale 2022 - Arthouse Cinema Award winners

The CICAE Juries at Berlinale - (from left to right): Éva Demeter, Tisza Mozi, Szolnok (HU), Sabine Girsberger, Schweizer Studiofilm Verband (CH), Dr. Christian Bräuer, president of the CICAE, Carla Molino, Il Kino Berlin (DE), Jochen Frankl, Burg Theater, Burg (DE), Joanna Piotrowiak, Kino Muza, Poznan (PL), Albert Triviño Massó, Zumzeig, Barcelona (ES) and Boglárka Nagy, managing director of the CICAE. Photo © Stefan Zeitz On Thursda...


Crystal Bears and Prizes of the Juries Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus Awarded

Crystal Bears and Awards of the Juries of Generation Kplus Awards of the Children’s Jury Generation Kplus The members of the Children's Jury in Generation Kplus – Tilda Aue, Maria Fock, Connar Beck Lowe, Henri Marioth, Leonardo Urrutia Schwarze, Kerstin Teichmann and Ida Lilli Zschaubitz – have awarded the following prizes: Crystal Bear for the Best Film: Comedy Queen by Sanna Lenken, Sweden A great protagonist, powerful and vulnera...
The members of the 2022 International Jury, M. Night Shyamalan (President), Karim Aïnouz, Anne Zohra Berrached, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Connie Nielsen and Said Ben Saïd award the following prizes:   Prizes of the International Jury   Golden Bear for Best Film Alcarràs By Carla Simon Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize The Novelist’s Film By Hong Sang-soo Silver Bear Jury Prize Robe Of Gems By N...


Heiner Carow Prize Awarded to Rafael Starman, cinematographer of Gewalten

The Heiner Carow Prize 2022 for the promotion of german cinematic art goes to the Perspektive talent Rafael Starman (cinematography) for Gewalten. The Heiner Carow Prize, endowed with 5,000 Euros, has now been awarded for the ninth time at the Berlin International Film Festival. For the first time, the prize in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section goes to a Perspektive talent whose skills in their respective professional field have made a...
Berlinale Co-Production Market 2022 Awards Ceremony On Monday, three cash prizes were awarded to new feature film projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 to 16). The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, endowed with 20,000 Euros, went to the producers of Caractères Productions from France, and Honare Khiyal from Iran for their project My Favourite Cake (directors: Behtash Sanaeeha & Maryam M...
No U-Turn by Ike Nnaebue The Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), with its differentiated funding programme (WCF, WCF Europe, WCF Africa, WCF ACP), is committed to cultural diversity, cooperation, sustainable development and the promotion of cinema in regions with weak film infrastructures. Since its foundation in 2004, the WCF has pledged to play a constructive part in the democratisation of international filmmaking – taking into account th...
The "EFM Industry Sessions" under the motto SHAPING CHANGE invite you to join a programme with transversal market-wide themes. This year, the European Film Market’s conference programme, the “EFM Industry Sessions”, is entitled SHAPING CHANGE. Over six days (February 10-15, 2022), the challenges facing the film and media industry in times of digital transformation will be addressed and imp...


Daisy Ridley Awakens a Force in SCRAWL for Summer Hill Entertainment

      EFM is here! New releases are available now from Summer Hill Films.  To schedule an online meeting, click the link below:   Be sure to look at our website at to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond!     FEATURED RELEASE:      A student makes his own comic books where the deaths depicted within b...


Strike Back Studios Upcoming Wide Release of Bold Soul Studios Ensemble Comedy "4/20"

The Strike Back Studios (a new joint venture between Realization Films, Public House Films, and Hideout Pictures), brings the upcoming wide release of Bold Soul Studios clever ensemble comedy “4/20” from directors Noah Applebaum (“Captain Risky’s Ski Jump Driving,” “New Girl”) & Teri Fruichantie  (“Broducers,” “Drugs & Other Love”), and produced by ...
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Isabelle Huppert - Photo Philippe Gay Isabelle Hupert tested positive to COVID and  was unable to Attend the Berlin International Film Festival in Person, the ceremony was online. Isabelle Huppert was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement yesterday - congratulations! The award was received by the film team of her new film "About Joan" (À propos de Joan), actor Lars Eidinger and director Laurent Larivière.   ...


Support Peace in Ukraine

Statement by Representatives of the Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Community As representatives of culture: writers, artists, performers, artists, scientists – we appeal to the world leaders to issue a joint call for peace. Today, Ukraine needs peace more than ever. Accumulation of Russian military forces around the borders of the European State as well as the constant discussions that the war will start almost tomorrow – are alarming for us, as for all Ukrainians. ...


Award Ceremony for the 2022 European Shooting Stars at the Berlinale Palast

F. l. t. r., last row: Clare Dunne (Ireland), Emilio Sakraya (Germany), Claudia Roth (German Federal Government Commissioner of Culture and the Media), Timon Sturbej (Slovenia), Souheila Yacoub (Switzerland) 2nd row: Gracija Filipović (Croatia), Anamaria Vartolomei (France), Hanna van Vliet (The Netherlands) 1st row Evin Ahmad (Sweden), João Nunes Monteiro (Portugal), Marie Reuther (Denmark) Tonight the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2022 were welcomed to the Berlinale Palast stag...


New Horror/Thriller Film Carnifex entered in post-production

Producers Helen Leake AM and Gena Ashwell from Dancing Road Productions announced today that the feature film Carnifex is currently in post-production after principal photography in Adelaide, South Australia. Developed from an original concept by Dancing Road, Carnifex is an environmental horror/thriller with a talented cast that features Alexandra Park (The Royals), Sisi Stringer (Mortal Kombat) and Harry Greenwood (Wakefield) with one of Australia’s best-l...
UK-based sales firm 101 Films International, a member of the Amcomri Entertainment Inc, has boarded worldwide sales (excluding North America) for The Most Dangerous Game, a remake of the classic 1930s survival thriller which launches at EFM this week.    Shot in the Pacific Northwest, the film stars award-winning actor Tom Berenger (Platoon) and Chris ‘C.T.’ Tamburello (Habitual), alongside two-time Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Judd Nelson (The Breakfa...
  Global Screen, a TELEPOOL brand, has acquired worldwide distribution rights for upcoming English-language feature film My Sailor, My Love, by acclaimed Finnish director Klaus Härö (The Fencer, One Last Deal, Elina) produced by Making Movies and Samson Films.      Starring award-winning actor James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game of Thrones), Catherine Walker (House of Gucci, A Dark Song) and Brid Brennan (Dancing at Lughnasa, Brooklyn), My Sailor, My Love is written ...


WIDE picks up Aliades during EFM 2022

| ALIADES by Alexander Katzowicz | Among two antagonic groups of feminists and macho, love happens.         ...


Berlinale Interview with "TAURUS" director: Tim Sutton

  Taurus Berlin 2022 With Director Tim Sutton.   Interview by Emmanuel Itier  Q: Why the choice of directing this film and what were your intentions with it? Tim: First, I have always been fascinated with the lives of musicians. Often it means a tortured soul who create stuffs and struggle to exist in the world. You can go back all the way to Mozart and his struggles. It’s about the struggles, the addiction, the family, the fans. The struggle of the creative mind ha...


Berlinale Interview with "BEBA" director: Rebeca Huntt

BEBA Berlin 2022 With Director: Rebeca Huntt   Berlinale Interview by Emmanuel Itier   Q: Why was it so important for you to make this documentary?   Rebeca: I made this film because I wanted to connect with people on a more honest level. On a more honest but also more vulnerable level. I felt isolated like a lot of young people do when they go through that existential growth. Especially when you are in your twenties. I don’t think we live in a very kind society. T...


Schedule of Berlinale Honours and Award Ceremonies

We would like to draw your attention to the following honours and award ceremonies taking place in the next few days: 14.02.2022: Presentation of the European Shooting Stars The European Shooting Stars 2022 will be presented on Monday, February 14 at 6 pm in the Berlinale Palast: Gracija Filipović (Croatia), Marie Reuther (Denmark), Anamaria Vartolomei (France), Emilio Sakraya (Germany), Clare Dunne (Ireland), Hanna van Vliet (The Netherlands), João Nunes Monteiro (Portug...

Berlinale Panel Discussions and the announcement of Arab Cinema Personality of the Year

Arab Cinema Center at the Berlinale for the 8th Consecutive Year   For the 8th year in a row, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) will engage in a wide-range of activities at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) (Feb 10-20) accompanied by 10 of its partners that vary between film organizations and international film festivals. The partners accompanying the ACC to the Berlinale (in alphabetical order): Arab Radio and Television Network (ART) ( KSA), El Gouna Film Festival (E... 

INDIA IN FOCUS with Siraj Syed

RIFF 8, 2022, 06: Rahul Rawail is Best Author, for Raj Kapoor, the Master at Work

RIFF 8, 2022, 06: Rahul Rawail is Best Author, for Raj Kapoor, the Master at Work Somendra Harsh, Founder & Festival Director of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), stated that "Film director Rahul Rawail will be honoured with the Best Author Award for the book ‘Raj Kapoor - The Master at Work’ at this year's Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF). In the 8th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival, a talk show will be organised under...
A Thursday, Review: For whom the mobile rings Make a hostage-taker your protagonist, pit her against the country’s police force and even the Prime Minister, cash-in on the title of a rivetting thriller called A Wednesday (2008), moving it a day further, create the ambience of a cat and mouse game in the thriller genre, and you have A Thursday. While the idea of holding hostages and making demands from the police force are common factors, this latter day ‘avtaar’, in which t...
Badhaai Do, Review: No blessing for this messing Watching Badhaai Do, an old thought re-surfaced. I used to wonder what would happen if, by some quirk of circumstance, a homosexual and a lesbian ended-up marrying each other. Looks like some antenna picked-up this concept and turned it into a lengthy film. Unfortunately, the writers and the director are unable to decide whether they should inject humour or treat it as a tear-jerker. They lean towards the latter, but fail on the mise en sc&egra...

RIFF, 08, 2022, 05: Second list of selected films out

RIFF, 08, 2022, 05: Second list of selected films out The second list of films officially selected for the Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jodhpur, 25-30 March, 2022, has been released. It includes the Yadu Vijayakrishnan directed Sanskrit feature film Bhagavadajjukam (The Monk and The Courtesan), Pankaj Rao and Ankit Agarwal directed Hindi music video album, Piya Milan Rut Aayi Re..., Kautuk Saksena directed English/Hindi feature film, Say It Thrice, Hemant Seervi directed Hindi featu...

RIFF, 08, 2022, 04: Komal Nahta chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award

RIFF, 08, 2022, 04: Komal Nahta chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award According to an official announcement, Mumbai-based Komal Nahta has been chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award at the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF). Belonging to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, the venue of RIFF, Komal Nahta is a leading film trade analyst. His magazine, Film Information, founded by his father, Ramraj Nahata, is the oldest trade magazi...


Look back at Sundance Film Festival 2022

Organized by the  non-profit Sundance Institute, the annual Sundance Film Festival (SFF) has been held for  close to forty years, serving independent film makers and supporting their creative projects. SFF 2022 took place from January 20 -30 and was a fully remote festival as opposed to the 2021 hybrid approach with its mix of in-person viewing exposure and streaming options. SFF 2022 provided viewing options for its audience with the on-line platform and satellite casting  cura...


Lineup announced for the 37th SBIFF

  We are pleased to announced the highly anticipated lineup for the 37th SBIFF, presented by UGG®, which will be in-person March 2 - 12, 2022. The festival will feature 48 world premieres and 95 U.S. premieres from 54 countries, along with tributes featuring the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach programs. “It brings us an unbridled joy to share our slate for this edition of SBIFF. After two years of incertitude, it feels go...


VIDEO: Relive the Magic of the 2022 Sundance Festival, Day by Day

by Bailey Pennick It’s been an epic journey to get here, to the end of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, and like any good saga, there have been twists and turns along the way. Even with these sh...
BCFF 2022 The 5th Annual Bull City International Film Festival is scheduled for March 4-7th, 2022.We were looking forward to our first fully hybrid festival after having to go completely virtual in 2021, but the Omicron variant with its unexpectedly high transmissibility rates is pushing the limits of health, safety, travel and other infrastructures across the country. And so, the festival’s in-person elements will be m...


Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival - 2022 Call for Entries

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival - 2022 Call for Entries Now in its 18th edition Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival presents an artistically ambitious programme of new cinema and artists’ moving image. A platform for emerging and established artists and filmmakers, BFMAF is inspired by its surroundings to push boundaries and explore the unexplored. The 2022 Call for Entries is now open. Named by FilmFreeway and Moviemaker magazine as one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in t...
ACCOLADE COMPETITION – Give your film the recognition it deserves – join the ranks of Oscar winners! Submit directly at Deadline May 14, 2022   “Very happy we submitted, Jeff Bridges and the team are happy with the two awards we won!” ~ Susan K. Accolade is the original, top-tier internationally respected global online awards competition recognizing film, TV and media professionals who demonst...

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Penélope Cruz will be honored with the Montecito Award at the 37th SBIFF

Penélope Cruz will be honored with the Montecito Award at the 37th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Cruz will receive the award on Tuesday, March 8 at an in-person conversation about her career leading up to this year’s performance in Pedro Almodóvar’s PARALLEL MOTHERS from Sony Pictures Classic.   “In the most complex role written by the master Almodovar, Penelope Cruz delivers the best performance of her career and a master class in c...


SBIFF's Cinema Vanguard Award honoree Benedict Cumberbatch announced!

CINEMA VANGUARD AWARD HONORING BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th, 2022 Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch will be honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 37th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He will receive the award on Wednesday, March 9th following an in-person conversation about his career leading up to this year’s performance in Jane Campion’s THE POWER OF THE DOG from Netflix. "He’s an intelligent, enigmatic and dee...


Lela Meadow-Conner steps down from her role as Executive Director of Film Festival Alliance

A Message from Lela Meadow-Conner   Dear FFA Community, I am writing to let you know that February 28th will be my last day as Executive Director of Film Festival Alliance. Just before the winter holiday, I let our leadership and staff know of my plans to move on in early 2022 in pursuit of other projects, namely my work with, our rePRO Film initiative and other producing and creative consulting opportunities. Our wonderful Associate Director Barbara Twist will step in a...


Sylvie Pialat will be President of the 50th edition of the Festival La Rochelle Cinéma

For the 50th edition of the Festival La Rochelle Cinéma, which will take place July 1–10, 2022, the association and staff of Fema are delighted to announce the name of the Festival President: Sylvie Pialat. This outstanding screenwriter and producer founded her company, Les Films du Worso, in 2003. She comes to the Festival regularly to present the films of Alain Guiraudie, Patrick Grandperret, Joachim Lafosse, Corneliu Porumboiu, and Abderrahmane Sissako. In 2005, she participat...


Isabelle Huppert tested positive and unable to receive in person her Honorary Golden Bear

Isabelle Huppert - Photo Philippe Gay Isabelle Huppert, recipient of this year’s Honorary Golden Bear unable to attend the Berlin International Film Festival in person   The Homage of the Berlinale 2022 is dedicated to French film and stage actor Isabelle Huppert, who is also the recipient of the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement.   Unfortunately, today Isabelle Huppert has been tested positive for the coronavirus in Paris and therefore she will not be able to ...


Jacqueline Bisset to receive Cinema Excellence Award from Sonoma Festival

Actress Jacqueline Bisset will be awarded the SIFF Cinematic Excellence Award for her body of work at the festival’s 25th Anniversary edition on Friday, March 25 in conjunction with the screening of her most recent role in the Northern California premiere of LOREN & ROSE directed by Russell Brown. "I am honored to be the recipient of the SIFF Cinematic Excellence Award,” said Jacqueline Bisset. “I am thrilled to be seeing Loren & Rose in this environ...
© CR / FDC 2022 Guillaume Esmiol is named co-Executive Director of the Marché du Film, alongside Jérôme Paillard. They will work in tandem during the upcoming edition of the Festival before Esmiol definitively replaces Paillard for 2023. In 2020, Guillaume Esmiol joined the Marché du Film as Deputy Director in charge of development with the prospect of taking over new functions linked to the succession of Jérôme Paillard. Af...

"Why you need to be screened at Festivals" A Masterclass with Bruno Chatelin at Bangkok Doc

Bruno Chatelin co founder former head of SONY AND fox theatrical distribution shared his festival experience and advice for an hour to participants of BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARDS 2021 THE VIDEO WIL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR AUDIENCE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF BRUNO'S INTERVIEWS           ...



SBIFF 2022 will close on Saturday, March 12 with DIONNE WARWICK: DON’T MAKE ME OVER, with the iconic singer in attendance. With timeless hits such as “What the World Needs Now,” “Say a Little Prayer,” and “Don't Make Me Over,” Dionne Warwick is a star who took charge of her career and smashed through cultural, racial, and gender barriers to become the soundtrack for generations. Behind her iconic music is a strong woman whose fierce determinat...


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN will open Santa Barbara March 2

OPENING NIGHT FILM PRESENTED BY UGG THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2022 - 8:00pm   CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS SBIFF 2022 will start with the Opening Night Film, presented by UGG®, on Wednesday, March 2 with the U.S. Premiere of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN. Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to the qualifying round of The British Open Championship in 1976, despite never having played a round of golf. He shot the worst round i...

The latest film by Sergei Loznitsa at the Krakow Film Festival

The Grand Prix winner of the world's most important documentary film festival – IDFA in Amsterdam – Mr. Landsbergis by Sergei Loznitsa and its titular character – Vytautas Landsbergis will soon visit Kraków!   “We are proud to once more be presenting the latest film by Loznitsa to Kraków's audience. This time, it's a monumental, 4-hour-long film – announces Krzysztof Gierat, director of the Krakow Film Festival – I was in ...
Arthur Sarkissian/ Courtesy of Global Ascension Studios After successfully releasing over 20 blockbuster films including the smash hit Rush Hour franchise over the past 30 years, Arthur Sarkissian is partnering up with CEO D.A. Chan and  President Joshua Macciello to launch the up-and-coming new media and entertainment company,  Global Ascension Studios LLC. Global Ascension Studios is releasing both live-action and  animated releases for all media outlets.  Sarkissi...
After successfully releasing over 20 blockbuster films including the smash hit Rush Hour franchise over the past 30 years, Arthur Sarkissian is partnering up with CEO D.A. Chan and  President Joshua Macciello to launch the up-and-coming new media and entertainment company,  Global Ascension Studios LLC. Global Ascension Studios is releasing both live-action and  animated releases for all media outlets.  Sarkissian’s recent releases include the worldwide hit, The Foreig...
The Santa Fe Film Festival is a 10-day celebration of the best in cinematic arts, the 23rd Annual Santa Fe Film Festival will run in February 2023 with a program of over 100 screenings, panels, juried awards, workshops, and parties. We will have confirmed dates announced March 1st 2022. Long before New Mexico received statehood, artists have found our diverse landscapes, light, and culture integral for sharing their stories. New Mexico has been a key part of filmmaking since the first &lsquo...


Origami in the Garden wins best documentary feature at the Vegas Movie Awards 2022

Best Documentary Feature at the february  2022 of the Vegas Movie awards ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN by BARBARA BENTREE & JOHN RANGEL VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS™ HAS BECOME THE 4th BEST REVIEWED FILM FESTIVAL ON FilmFreeway after only 3 years, out of 11,450+ film festivals worldwide.   ...


The invisible visible : A poignant look at India’s destitute and homeless who must be protected at all costs against the draconian anti beggary laws : © A review by film critic Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) dated 13.02.2022    Poverty is a serious global problem that occurs when a person does not have adequate financial resources to meet basic needs. Though poverty generally refers to the lack of income or wealth, it can also be described as a condition preventing an individu...


Badhaai Do, Review: No blessing for this messing

Badhaai Do, Review: No blessing for this messing Watching Badhaai Do, an old thought re-surfaced. I used to wonder what would happen if, by some quirk of circumstance, a homosexual and a lesbian ended-up marrying each other. Looks like some antenna picked-up this concept and turned it into a lengthy film. Unfortunately, the writers and the director are unable to decide whether they should inject humour or treat it as a tear-jerker. They lean towards the latter, but fail on the mise en sc&egra...
“Jurassic World: Dominion” trailer just released giving us a dramatic glimpse at the “epic conclusion to the Jurassic era” — a hint that this might be the final film of the “Jurassic ” franchise. Until they decide demand!   Watch the prologue 5 minutes from the movie (which releases june 10). ... 


The IndieFEST Film Awards Announces Latest Winners! February 2022

The IndieFEST Film Awards strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure and credibility they deserve.  IndieFEST discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality films and new media.  Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers, The IndieFEST is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival.  The goal ...
Officially selected to premiere at the Santa Monica Film Festival, the film is directed by Matt Smiley and narrated by singer-songwriter Shaina Twain (recipient of the Icon Awards at Billboards’ Women in Music, and CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime Award). The documentary exposes the devastating impact of colonization on the Indigenous population of Canada and the failures of the Canadian foster care system.  Documenting a variety of tribes, from First Nations to Inuits, the film w...

Your Annotated Nom Score Card for the 94th Academy Awards

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) sent out a notice to remind us entertainment journalists to use only their official list of nominees. Which begs the question, who flubbed the list previously? (Double-take not required, lol.) But those are insider thoughts as the 94th Nominee Show from The Academy flickered onto small screens, from handhelds to tablets, this morning with about a 10 minute delay from the original 5:18 am ...


“Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo

August 21-28, 2022
 Calling: January 2 - April 30, 2022

 «Castellorizo-The Aegean Island where Documentaries meet History & Culture»

The 7th International Documentary Festival «Beyond Borders», Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films from 2nd of January 2022 until 30th of April, 2022. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social issues. «Beyond Borders» which takes place every year during the last week of August, will be held once again under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation ( in collaboration with Ecrans des Mondes (Paris) and the Society for the Restoration of Megisti, (Sydney). «Beyond Borders» includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes.

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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 21 – 22, 2022



February 13, 2022 Regular deadline

The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two-day festival that includes screenings, awards ceremony, and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short-form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Lifestyle Short, Best Fashion Short, Best Music Video, Best Female Filmmaker Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, Best Activism Short, Best Micro Short Award, Industry Excellence Award, and Lifetime Achievement Awards . Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media, and influencers.

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Your Script Produced Studios: season 3
November 3 – 7, 2022


March 31, 2022 Regular deadline

Discovering and Producing Talented Writers and Filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide!

The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event!

Season 3 SPECIAL EDITION: Accepting the following submissions: Features, Pilots, Shorts AND Documentaries!

THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON SUCCESS! WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AGES, WORLDWIDE! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST submit a parental consent form.


Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.



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New Media Film Festival
June 1 – 2, 2022

March 3, 2022 regular deadline

New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

Judges from HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, BBC, Grammys, PBS & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

Through our boundary pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive. New Media Film Festival® is an infinite catalyst for story and technology. Not just any stories, but the stories worth telling.

All submissions come with perks - one of them is consideration for distribution.
NETFLIX - 1st look deal, documentaries specifically.
AMC-1st look deal, feature length, & series - all types

New - NFT category
New - PITCHING - our Producer Panel & Pitching is now online. Submit your Pitch today!
New - One Page Feedback add on to Script Category
All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Artwork, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers (30 second pitch), SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series, Web Series Promo (one scene)

**Please note, New Media category includes Gaming, Tech Vlog's, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

June 1st Global Online and June 2nd in person at the state of the art theater, The Landmark in Los Angeles CA

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 28 – June 2, 2022


Regular deadline: April 15, 2022

The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

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NYC Independent Film Festival

(June 12-19, 2022)

February 15, 2022 Extended Deadline

New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) will hold a physical festival this year. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory and observed throughout. But we are determined to be a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYCIndieFF is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

Home of the NYC Indie Awards the festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYCIndieFF 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.

NYCIndieFF honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Covid Diaries, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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THE THRILL  by Gordi de st. Jeor 8 minutes USA Jan 29 2022

Starring Aidan Browne and Sofia Masson

A young guitarist is about to play the biggest show of his life. Things don't quite go as expected...


TIME IS ETERNAL by Dreamteam filmmaker duo of Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir - Starring berite labelle

Short Film Fantasy  USA  December 2021 - 14 Minutes 20 seconds  

A prestigious feminine writer examines in her most recent novel what it means to be a woman across history and conjures up Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and fierce feminine writer/philosopher Mary Wollenstonecraft(mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frakenstein) who have crossed deserts of eternal time to meet.

The women materialize into her present time environment and recount their greatest victories, defeats, loves, regrets and dreams.

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ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN by Barbara Bentree
Documentary December 2021 - USA  90 minutes

Kevin Box has always known exactly what he intends to do with his life. In his words, "I want to have a conversation with people now and hundreds of years into the future."

As an artist, Kevin has been fascinated by the evolution of "lost wax casting" to create bronze sculptures and he spent many of his early years being mentored by other successful sculptors. Through his own R&D, he developed a unique signature by “unfolding” origami and casting these beautiful patterns into museum quality wall hangings.
"ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN" traces the career arc of Kevin and his partner/wife Jennifer as they now continue to create multiple traveling exhibitions of their artwork. Over the past decade, their unique sculptures have been viewed all over the country by millions of people.
"ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN" is an Artfilm, a Love Story, and an inspiration for all by showing what is possible…just starting with a simple piece of paper!

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HOT MONEY by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark and his son Wes Clark Jr. take us on a journey through the complicated realities of our financial system and its profound exposure to climate change. Hot Money outs the whole game, the whole charade, the whole crapshoot of the money system with all the humor and intelligence of a New Yorker cartoon. Combined with the wisdom of international business experts and academics, Hot Money is rich with historical context. It severs the knot of economic and political forces that may lead to societal collapse.


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12TH HOUR narrated by David Morse

Documentary by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

USA July 2021 51 minutes 48 seconds

Much of our population currently lives with hopeful delusions about climate change. These delusions, many of which are built in by evolution, hamper our ability to meaningfully address the problem.

Our brains evolved to solve short-term challenges for our survival. Climate change is a long-term challenge to our survival. Can we bridge the gap between these modes of thinking?

Emmy-nominated actor David Morse narrates the brutally honest 12th hour with insight from noted evolutionary biologists, climate scientists, cognitive researchers and psychologists.

Visionary thinkers like Peter Russell, Dr. Paul Piff, Dr. Kari Norgaard and dozens of the brightest minds in academia lay out an unflinching look at mankind: our past, our abilities, our shortcomings and what may be humankind's final destination.

If we have any hope to survive the changes we’ve locked in to our climate, we need to be honest with ourselves and our limitations. The 12th Hour lays out our biases so that we may overcome them.


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ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour

Documentary by Daisy Gedeon second feature documentary
Australia  june 2021 90 minutes (in post)

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour follows Australian-Lebanese filmmaker Daizy Gedeon’s personal and independent introspection into how her ancestral homeland, the place her family was forced to flee in the 1970s because of the Civil War, has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe. It is a story of awakening in which Daizy is forced to abandon her idealism about Lebanon and face the cold, harsh truth about the country’s dark underbelly which is its most sinister enemy.

Daizy prosecutes the case against the corrupt political class which has reduced a proud people to beg for garbage collection instead of greatness and negotiate potholes rather than peace.

ENOUGH! is the plea and the prayer, the feeling and fierce determination of the 4.5 million Lebanese in Lebanon as well as the 16 million members of the Lebanese diaspora scattered around the world, whose hearts continue to bleed for a homeland they are desperate to return to and so deeply want to believe in...once again.


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The Sound of Us directed by Chris Gero


"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

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INVISIBLE HAND  by Matthew Taylor
director of The Creepy LineMarcel Duchamp the art of the possibleSafeguard an electoral debate...

USA  28 minutes August 2021

Invisible Hand is an exploration of memory. Our unnamed protagonist lives a life of repetition and insecurity. Every day is a blur of abstract actions until one night she meets a dark stranger who gives her a mysterious gift. Her life is turned upside down when she confronts a terrifying truth about her past. Deciding to take herself out of the abstract daily routine, she journeys into the crevices of her memory to untangle a dark secret that could ultimately destroy her.

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Aliens on Halloween by Riker Lynch
29 / 39 or 43 minutes, short comedy April 2021

In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood.


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Zero Gravity USA first film directed by Thomas Verrette

74 minutes First feature documentary USA April 2021

A diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

Zero Gravity is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
Seen through the wondrous eyes of three diverse young students and their first-time coach, they each take an intimate and personal journey to space as their team grows from amateur coders to representing California in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit.

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

How do United States' presidential elections really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules? In Safeguard: An Electoral College Story, award-winning filmmaker M.A. Taylor answers those questions.

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BLUE MOTEL Award winning script by Ted Campbell
Feature film in production by Doval Bacall Films


Grand Winner Your Script Produced season 1  Platinum Remi Award WorldFest Houston

When his bank robber father injured in a recent heist seeks refuge at the desolate motel where he works, a motel clerk is forced to confront the truth behind a botched heist from his past.

Originally from Boston, Mass, Ted Campbell is a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtful, character driven thrillers. Ted will direct his heist thriller "Underground" with producer Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International. His contained, crime thriller “Blue Motel” won the Grand Prize in Your Script Produced screenplay competition. Ted will direct “Blue Motel” with Doval Bacall Films producing. Ted is a member of ISA’s Development Program. And was named to ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch list.

Ted finds inspiration in the works of the great noir writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald as well as his screenwriting idols Scott Frank, Shane Black, Tony Gilroy and Richard Wenk.

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Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 Director's cut: 79 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. 

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