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Putin will not stop in Ukraine: Ukrainian cinematographers urge the world not to remain silent

Today, February 24, Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. Now, more than ever, we need the help of the international community and anyone who understands that tomorrow war may be at your door. We’ve talked about the war in eastern Ukraine in our films for 8 years. You watched them at the festivals. But this is not a film, but our reality. And today this reality has spread throughout our country without exception. Ukrainian cinematographers appeal to you not to be silent and n...

Berlinale Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

We – festival workers, artists, filmmakers … – think fondly of our friends in Ukraine and we are by their side in a call for peace. One week ago, the Berlin International Film Festival was celebrating a complicated yet successful edition. Filmmakers, artists and journalists from all over the world gathered in Berlin to enjoy a collective and joyful experience. The feeling of being together again, with no distinctions of nationality, religion, or culture, t...



European Film Market came to a successful conclusion

Exceptional Edition of European Film Market Comes to a Successful Conclusion In the studio: AC Coppens (The Catalysts) & Dennis Ruh (EFM director) at the "EFM Industry Sessions" opening This exceptional edition of the European Film Market (EFM) at the 72nd Berlinale ended successfully yesterday, Thursday February 17. The international trading platform for audiovisual content had to be ...
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...


Look back at Avant Première Music + Media Market 2022

AVANT PREMIÈRE 2022 IN NUMBERS   AVANT PREMIÈRE 2022 IN PICTURES BROWSE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF AVANT PREMIÈRE Revive the four intense days and see what went on in the Avant Premiè...


Panorama Audience Award for LOVE, DEUTSCHMARKS And DEATH by Cem Kaya

  A film by Cem Kaya Germany 2022  Documentary, 96 Min.   filmfaust, Film Five and Rapid Eye Movies are very pleased to announce that AŞK, MARK VE ÖLÜM (LOVE, DEUTSCHMARKS AND DEATH)  by Cem Kaya has won the Audience Award in the category Panorama Documents. The prize is awarded by the Berlinale Panorama section together with radioeins and rbb Fernsehen (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg).   "I would like to thank the audience and the Berlinale! Our film...


NELLY & NADINE wins the JURY AWARD at the Teddy Awards 2022

NELLY & NADINE  Sweden / Belgium / Norway 2022, 92 Min. NELLY & NADINE by award winning Swedish director Magnus Gertten wins the „Jury Award“ at the TEDDY AWARDS 2022, one of the most prestigious queer film awards in the world at this year’s 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (10-20 February 2022). The jury award goes to a film which has been chosen from all nominated films in the TEDDY AWARDS film program. NELLY & NADINE was also a nominee for „...


Myanmar Diaries won three prizes in Berlin

Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat MYANMAR DIARIES WINS THREE PRIZES AT BERLINALE  ZINDOC's new feature documentary MYANMAR DIARIES by the Myanmar Film Collective won three awards at its world premiere last week at the Berlinale: The Berlinale Documentary Award The Amnesty Film Award 3rd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner Panorama Dokumente The Berlinale Documentary Award comes with a prize of 40 000 euros and makes t...


101 Films International has taken on world sales of watergate inspired new feature film 18½

  UK-based sales firm 101 Films International, the UK based sales division of Amcomri Entertainment Inc (AMEN:NEO) (FRANKFURT: 25YO), has taken on world sales of compelling new feature film 18½ .    Available now, the drama is inspired by Watergate, the US scandal that took down a President, which commemorates its 50thanniversary this year in June.  In 1974 a White House transcriber is thrust into the forefront of shocking events when she obtains the only copy of th...


Successful Berlinale 2022

On the last day of the festival, Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian bid farewell to the audience at the Cineplex Titania cinema © Sandra Weller / Berlinale 2022 Berlinale 2022   Successful Berlinale 2022: Flying the Flag for Cinema   On Sunday, February 20, the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival rounded off successfully with numerous audience screenings. On the last day of the festival, Berlinale director duo Mariette Rissenbeek...


Berlinale Talents Breaks New Ground for More Sustainable Communication

Florian Weghorn at the Talents Tanks The 20th anniversary edition of Berlinale Talents ends on a high with alumna and Golden Bear winner Carla Simón (Alcarràs), and having established a clear mission for the future. The six-day summit, with talks for thousands of online viewers as well as workshops and the new daily think tank Talents Tanks for the 200 participants from over 70 countries, emphasised the desire to create m...


Panorama Audience Awards to Happiness and Love, Deutschmarks and Death

The audience has voted: The 24th Panorama Audience Award for the best feature film goes to Baqyt (Happiness) by Askar Uzabayev. Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm (Love, Deutschmarks and Death) by Cem Kaya wins in the category Panorama Dokumente. The prizes are awarded by the Berlinale section Panorama together with radioeins and rbb television (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg). ...


Interview with Saralisa Volm director of The Silent Forrest

Interview by Emmanuel Itier THE SILENT FOREST Berlin 2022 With Director: Saralisa Volm     Q: Tell me about the origin of this film and what was the idea behind it?   Saralisa: The project is based on a novel written by Wolfram Fleischhauer. We were working on another project before and he gave me this novel. He knew I’m from Bavaria and that I have an attraction for intriguing stories that are relevant. As expected by him I really like the novel and I really thoug...

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... 

INDIA IN FOCUS with Siraj Syed 

Gangubai Kathiawadi, Review: Guess what is the oldest profession in the world, and meet its President

Gangubai Kathiawadi, Review: Guess what is the oldest profession in the world, and meet its President Gangubai, a variation of Ganga, is the most common name of Maharashtrian maid-servants in Mumbai. Ganga becoming Gangu is quite normal, while the Bai here refers to her designation as maid. An engaging film was made in 2013, with the maid as the central character, only it was spelt phonetically more correct, Gangoobai. In other parts of the country, Bai could mean a courtesan, a classical sin...


Love Hostel, Review: Khaps, cops, corpses, more corpses and still more corpses

Love Hostel, Review: Khaps, cops, corpses, more corpses and still more corpses It’s not about a hostel. But it is about love. And the price that has to be paid for falling in love with someone who follows another religion. Killings spread through the film like a pandemic caused by a particularly deadly virus strain, ‘LH Covid 22’. The makers could run a contest with the big question: How many people are killed in the film? The prize could be four tickets for the film, so tha...


Pondicherry, Review: Enough icing, but the cherry is missing

Pondicherry, Review: Enough icing, but the cherry is missing Marathi language Indian film Pondicherry is like a French patisserie (it used to be a French colony), with some delectable pastries to savour. It uses the relatively unknown locale quite well, and incorporates tastes of various other languages, besides Marathi: Hindi, Punjabi-accented Hindi, English, Tamil and French. It also uses characters from the ages of 7 to 70, to be really democratic in its story-telling. Having set the base ...


Pyar Mein Thoda Twist, Review: A sack-full of emptiness

Pyar Mein Thoda Twist, Review: A sack-full of emptiness A lot of action in the film Pyar Mein Thoda Twist takes place inside a bound sack. It is marked, Lena Hae Lena Hae (have to take, have to take) Brand, and it twists alright. No, not because it is haunted, but because it holds a man captive. This man is supposed to be Mr. Wanted, a dangerous criminal, whose capture carries a reward of Rs. 2 million. While the sack changes hands and locations several times, being stolen or ‘kidnapped...


Santa Barbara International Film Festival coming up soon.

The SBIFF film festival will go on! And we thank you for your support. We cannot wait to see you and share time and movies together. We look forward to coming together this March to safely celebrate the magic of cinema. The festival is much more than an accumulation of movies, it's a family gathering, a show of community, and we are besides ourselves with anticipation to see you and experience it all...safely.  Film lineup and schedule available NOW on t...





Full coverage from Cannes 2021 festival and market

Cannes Festival News and Dailies I  Les Dailies du Festival I Cannes Market Dailies I Les News du Marché Cannes coverage with 300 videos: Cannes photo albums :   160 ARTICLES ON CANNES  / 208 ARTICLES ON MARCHE DU FILM       ...


Maui Film Festival: the summer antidote to 2022

      Media Culture Is a Monster. Too Often, They Suck the Joy  ...


2021 festival filmmaker Q&A livestream

Filmmakers from around the world participated in a livestreamed Q&A session during our 2021 festival.

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Five new film curators are joining TIFF programming team

TIFF revealed today that five new film curators are joining its programming team. The new programmers are some of the most sought-after and vital voices in the industry, and women continue to comprise 50% of the programming team.TIFF also announced details of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 8–18. TIFF’s 47th edition will feature 11 days of the best that the international film community has to offer, while spotlighting and championing the Canadia...



Sundance Film Festival 2022 - Interview with Karim Ben Khelifa, Director of SEVEN GRAMS

  Interview by Claire Varney SEVEN GRAMS is directed by photojournalist and war correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa.  THE ENEMY, his 2017 award-winning virtual reality exhibition sought to humanize the images of war by allowing participants to encounter combatants on opposite sides of conflicts throughout the world.   Continuing his long standing committment to bringing forth personal narratives behind global issues, SEVEN GRAMS is an augmented reality experience tha...



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...
© 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           ...



Maeya Film new production “ Tibetan Horse”is filming in China.

Tibetan Horse, a large-scale ethnic theme film produced by Maeya Films, held a grand launching ceremony in the Gannan Tibetan area a few days ago. The film is directed by young director Jade Li and starred by Cooper Budan, a famous Chinese minority actor. Maeya Films joined hands with Qinghai Mantanhong Culture Media Co., Ltd., Xining Baita Art and Culture Communication Co., Ltd., Sichuan Miding Media Co., Ltd., and Qinghai Linshui Media Co., Ltd. to co-produce the film.   Cooper Budan,...

Market shares Overview for streaming services in Q4 in the USA

Detailed performance review of Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, etc. in Q4 of 2021. SVOD market shares in Q4 2021 Apple TV+ had a strong Q4, adding +1% from Q3 and finished the year with an all-time high of 5%. HBO Max had the most growth, adding 2% in Q4, closing the gap to Hulu and Disney+. Paramount+ also gained 1%, and the growing competition led the market leader Netflix to fall 2% throughout the quarter. Hulu and Disney+ maintained their market position, tied for third place be...


Origami in the Garden selected to Golden Harvest Film Festival February 27, 2022

GOLDEN HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL is an online film awarding ceremony dedicated to the promotion of independent filmmakers from all over the world, in association with the International Film Festival Community (IFFC) established in Tokyo in 2020 under this COVID-19 paradigm shift. OUR MISSION We aim to celebrate independent films with any genre or any duration, by selecting and awarding the artistry and creativity of independent filmmakers from all over the world, which is likened to “Go...



Filmmakers from around the world participated in a livestreamed Q&A session during our 2021 festival.



Cesar awards revealed


Fandor to Present Inaugural ‘Fandor New Voices Award’ at 29th Annual SXSW® Film Festival, March 11-20

Award Created to Spotlight and Elevate the Work of Under-Represented, Independent Filmmakers   For Immediate Release: Cinedigm, the leading independent streaming company super-serving enthusiast fan bases, announced today that Fandor, the premier destination for cinephiles, will present its inaugural Fandor New Voices Award to one independent filmmaker as part of this year’s South by Southwest® Film Festival (SXSW®), March 11-20 in Austin, Texas.   Fandor eleva...



VIDEO: BFI Future Film Festival 2022 | Awards Ceremony Livestream

Join the video capture we reveal the winners of the 15th BFI Future Film Festival Awards 2022. The BFI Future Film Festival Awards Ceremony, supported by Netflix, will be hosted by Rhianna Dhillon, Film and TV critic. Winners will be announced across 10 award categories, including Best Film, Best Director and Best New Talent, which were selected by our festival partners and sponsors and festival jury, chaired by Mark Herbert Producer and joint CEO of Sheffield-based Warp Films; Aml Ameen, Filmma...


'The Sound of us by Chris Gero wins Best Documentary Feature at Black Hills Film Festival 2022

Congrats to Chris Gero and his team for this new win on the festival circuit. Best documentary at Black Hills Film Festival 2022.  AND THE WINNERS ARE...  BHFF is a true celebration of cinema and the mavericks who do what it takes to get their vision to the screen. The festival spot lights the mountain towns of Hill City, Hot Springs, Rapid City, Spearfish and other Black Hills Communities to promote world-class films and powerful workshops. The filmmaker is the star of the Black...


“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



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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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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