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  Bruno Chatelin - Filmfestivals.com, Golden Remi, Jon Gosier - Filmhedge, Doval Bacall - Your Script Produced Studios
Sharing some important tips on how to work Cannes, understanding the festival circuit and the importance of Film Markets (Berlin, Cannes AFM...), disrupting the film financing with www.filmhedge.com, understanding the fast success of your script produced empire... The video has three parts enjoy! Celebrating the success of the panel with some amazing steak !  ...

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Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and invites Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and screening invites, let us shoot and promote for you...   We produce The Cannes Dailies delivering News, Glamour, Biz and Buzz. The Cannes Market Dailies and 8 Cannes Newsletters  Coverage from our team in Cannes May 17 - 28: Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your e...
 

South African Film Festival Opens This Week!

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    The South African Film Festival (Australia and New Zealand) opens this week with 21 vibrant, diverse films on show for Australian and New Zealand audiences. Tickets are now on sale for The South African Film Festival (SAFF) which opens on Saturday 7 May with in-cinema screenings in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane. The Festival launches with the documentary Nobody’s Died Laughing, a revealing and intimate look at the legendary South African...
 

 

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2022 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer

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French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2022 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer   Festival to Feature Two Days of Screenings on May 20 and 21 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, Online Screenings on SPARQ, Fifth Annual Global Entertainment Showcase and VIP Awards Receptions     Scheduled from May 20-21, 2022, the fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), celebrating short film and short-fo...
 

 

The 2022 Epic ACG Fest offical poster

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The 2022 Epic ACG Fest just published its offical poster
 

 

The 2022 San Diego International Kids' Film Festival Returned with Honor!

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Since 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic has completely changed the way the public lives their social life. After all the challenges of the past two years, the world is finally expected to fully return to normal social and life order in 2022. With a glorious history of 18 years, the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival will usher in a new chapter of opportunity, and hope to write the glory once again. Founded in 2003, the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival is the premier high-...
 

 

amfAR Returns to Cannes with Performances by Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Charli XCX

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Robert De Niro Confirmed as Honored Guest Carine Roitfeld To Curate Annual Fashion Show amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will return to the Cannes International Film Festival on Thursday, May 26, 2022, for the 28th edition of amfAR Gala Cannes. The event, which will take place at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, will feature live performances by Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin and Charli XCX,with legendary actor, director and producer Robert De Niro ...
 

 

Navigate the 2022 Marché du Film and Palais: with a map, just in case!

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The Market area and the Palais, and your how to guide ...
 

 

Applications from Five Countries Open for the Seventh Alliance 4 Development

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Once again, Locarno will be the place where the corners of five European countries meet and where fledgling film projects find their early footing in the festival world. This is the Alliance 4 Development (A4D), Locarno Pro’s co-development initiative for film projects from France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, which now welcomes new submissions for its seventh edition. This vital industry program, taking place at the Festival during the Locarno Pro days (August 5-7...
 

 

Swatch joins the Locarno Film Festival as main partner

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© Locarno Film Festival/Ti-Press Tuesday 12 April 2022 saw the signing at the PalaCinema in Locarno of a letter of intent whose terms will strengthen the partnership between Swatch and the Locarno Film Festival: from 2023 the Swiss watchmaker will become one of the event’s four Main partners.   The ties between Swatch and the Locarno Film Festival are set to become firmer than ever. The new partnership will build on years of close cooperation that have already brought impor...
 
 

Elba Film Festival sets 2022 dates!

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Here at the Elba Film Festival, we are excited to finally announce the dates of our next edition!   We will be celebrating some of the world’s best short films on one of Italy’s most beautiful islands from the 12th until the 18th of September and we can’t wait to welcome you amongst our guests. Another exciting news that we are delighted to share with you is that from this year onwards we will screen the films in more than just one location and venue. Our...

Better World Forum returns to Cannes May 22 and 23 with the prestigious annual gala diner reception

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Filmfestivals.com proudly returns as a media partner in support to Manuel Collas de La Roche's new Better World Forum Gala in Cannes. Benefits will go to a school in Poland which welcomes refugees from Ukraine.   ...
 

 

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Film Finance Forum returns to Cannes Marché du Film in person and online

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Film Finance Forum  Fireside chat with Hollywood Legend ROB REINER! (A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally...) May 20

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Do not miss your opportunity to hear from these esteemed panelists - this is going to be a great event!       Please note: registration is for those who are tuning in online, want on-demand access for the event, or do not have an accreditation badge from the Marché du Film. All those with a Marché ...
 
 

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

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Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com 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           ...
 

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"Pierre et Jeanne" Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Clémentine Célarié

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 PREMIERING IN CANNES - BEST FOR FESTS LABEL Worldwide rights available Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screenings in the Palais. Adapted from Guy de Maupassant, first feature film by french actress Clémentine Célarié, produced by Sazia Films The Roland family lives in Etretat: Jeanne, the youngest, inherits the fortune from M. Maréchal, a friend of the parents. Pierre the elder brother gets bogged down in questions questioning the sacredness of ...
 

Return to Eden Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Jeff Gross

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WORLD PREMIERING IN CANNES - BEST FOR FESTS LABEL Worldwide rights available Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screening in the Palais. Hypnotic love story set in a time of rising fascism, in the polarized town of Eden, Oregon. Starring:  Gary KOHN, Jade STRUCK, Claude DUHAMEL, Jim KINNEY The film is directed by acclaimed writer director Jeff Gross whose previous works involved screenwriting for Roman Polanski (Frantic, Bitter Moon) 87 minutes April 2022. Director Stateme...
 
 

Cannes is almost here find new releases from Summer Hill Entertainment

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  One of the biggest festivals of the year is right around the corner! Cannes 2022 is a great time to watch and find great new films. Check out some new releases that are just in time for Cannes, now available from Summer Hill Films. Be sure to look at our website at www.summerhillfilms.com to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond! If you're interested in any of these titles, feel free to click the ...
 
 

Work in Progress of the Odesa International Film Festival will take place at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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    Due to the full-scale war that Russia is waging against Ukraine, part of the 13th Odesa International Film Festival will take place at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The festival will host a presentation of Ukrainian Works in Progress projects, which is part of the professional section of the OIFF Film Industry Office. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will take place from July 1-9. In Karlovy Vary, the program will be known as OIFF WIP Select...
 

 

Bertille & Bertille : Eric Stalner revient avec un récit dystopique !

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Bertille & Bertille : Une dystopie à la française :  mystère, machinations et bel esprit... Découvrez dès le 29 Juin  2022  Bertille & Bertille, un hommage aux récits dystopique dans la France la France des années folles scénarisé et  mis en images par le talentueux Eric Stalner. Résumé : Bertille et Bertille. Prénom pour l’une, nom de famille pour l’autre. C&rs...
 

 

First selection of Market conferences taking place on the Main Stage & Marina Stage (Riviera)

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Check the conferences  Discover the panels, keynotes and masterclasses schedules, packed with inspiring talks & panels with industry leaders! Browse All Conferences   Discover below a first selection of our highlighted conferences in Cannes, taking place on the Main Stage & Marina Stage (Riviera).         ...
 

 

Dr. Strange-The Multiverse of Madness, Review: Averse, obverse, inverse, diverse, reverse, converse, traverse, transverse

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Dr. Strange-The Multiverse of Madness, Review: Averse, obverse, inverse, diverse, reverse, converse, traverse, transverse Of all the screen movements in Dr. Strange-The Multiverse of Madness, floating and jumping are the main competitive events, closely followed by light rings that are twirled and hurled as weapons by either side. If you can excel in these events, you win the battle. The battle, yes, but the war, no. It is a completely unequal war, with a witch who keeps winning any which way...
 

 

The 2022 Marché du Film unveils full Ukraine in Focus program

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The Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes is pleased to announce an action-packed Ukraine in Focus program with targeted events designed to support filmmaking in the war-torn territory and provide Ukrainian film industry professionals with networking opportunities, pitching sessions and financing opportunities. The program will shift the spotlight of the Marché du Film’s key market programs (including Producers Network, Goes to Cannes and Docs...
 

 

India Country of Honour at The 2022 Marché du Film

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India will be the official Country of Honour for the Marché du Film 2022, set to run in Cannes from 17-25 May. The country is celebrating its 75th year of independence just as the Festival de Cannes celebrates its 75th anniversary – a momentous milestone for both institutions! The celebration will kick off during the Marché’s traditional Opening Night festivities on Wednesday 18 May on the Majestic Beach following an intr...
 

 

SAINT CLARE, looking for a bad guy in Cannes : new thriller from Foresight Unlimited

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CANNES 2022       We are thrilled to announce our first new project for Cannes: SAINT CLARE, a chilling thriller starring our favorite rising star, Bella Thorne.   More big news! We can't wait to show you the footage of our Pierce Brosnan actioner, FAST CHARLIE, currently filming. We will have this in our offices in Cannes.   We look forward to meeting you IN PERSON, and updating you further on our upcoming projects. We wi...
 

 

Walt chez Wallace

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It may seem an unusual collaboration, to house an exquisite exhibition illuminating some of the inspirations for Walt Disney's early animated shorts and more recent, internationally successful fairy-tale features, in the basement of one of London's richest and perhaps lesser-known art and artifact galleries, the privately endowed Wallace Collection in Manchester Square, a short walk from newly - if gingerly (post-pandemic)- bustling Oxford Street. But it is certainly a marriage ma...
 

 

First look: teaser trailer for "Pierre et Jeanne" by Clémentine Célarié

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First Feature film, written and directed by Clémentibe Célarié. Adapted from the fourth  novel by Guy de Maupassant.         ...
 

 

 

The Ukrainian Pavilion at Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival

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Today, Ukraine is a symbol of freedom and courage for the whole world. Culture can't stand aside, as it is used as a formidable soft-power weapon. Through the common efforts of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, relevant industry associations and film companies, Ukraine will be represented at The Ukrainian Pavilion at Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Unfortunately, due to russia's military aggression against our country, now it’s difficult to shoot movies on our terri...

 

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The Vision Award Ticinomoda 2022 goes to Laurie Anderson, “storyteller” in art, music and film

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  © Ebru Yildiz The Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to U.S. composer, visual artist and filmmaker Laurie Anderson with the Vision Award Ticinomoda, a prize dedicated to creatives whose work has extended the horizons of the filmic image. The award will be handed over in a ceremony on Wednesday 10 August in Piazza Grande, followed on Thursday 11 August by a panel conversation with the audience at the Spazio Cinema, plus screenings of two titles directed by Ande...
 

 

The Pardo d’onore Manor 2022 goes to Kelly Reichardt

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  © Courtesy of David Godlis The Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to Kelly Reichardt, one of the most original and independent voices in contemporary American filmmaking. Reichardt will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award on the evening of Friday 12 August in Piazza Grande. On Saturday 13 August at the Spazio Cinema she will be at the center of a panel conversation with the audience, who will also have a chance to see two stand-out titles from her career during Locarn...
 

 

The Golden Gate Awards at the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival

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Image courtesy of SFFILM This morning, SFFILM announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Awards competition at the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival at a live-streamed event hosted on sffilm.org. The Golden Gate Awards were created the same year the Festival was founded in 1957 and are notable both as a qualifier for films under 40 minutes for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and as a launching pad for internationally renowned filmmakers early in thei...

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RIFF 08, 2022, 16: Awards presented at the closing ceremony

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RIFF 08, 2022, 16: Awards presented at the closing ceremony Special Awards – [7] [01] RIFF 2022 --- LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN CINEMA: N CHANDRA (INDIAN FILM WRITER, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER) [02] RIFF 2022 --- LEGENDARY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN CINEMA: RANDHIR KAPOOR (INDIAN FILM DIRECTOR, ACTOR & PRODUCER) [03] RIFF 2022 ---- INTERNATIONAL HONORARY AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION: CHARLES THOMSON (I...
 

 

RIFF 08, 2022, 15: Films I saw at the Rajasthan International Film Festival

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RIFF 08, 2022, 15: Films I saw at the Rajasthan International Film Festival Princes and Vagabonds, Directed by Fabienne Le Houérou: Brave attempt but low cinematic values make this documentary watchable only for its informative and curiosity factors.   Pilibhit (The Yellow Wall), Directed by Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Pankaj Mavchi: Inspired from true stories, it tells you how the place got it curious name, has a good treatment and powerful performances.   ...
 

 

Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Review: Suicide or pesticide, you decide

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Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Review: Suicide or pesticide, you decide You get two films for the price of one when you, or if you, go to see Mere Desh Ki Dharti. Now, if you happen to arrive a little late, after the opening credits, the first half makes you wonder whether you have been ushered into the wrong auditorium of a multiplex, and the film you are watching is not Mere Desh Ki Dharti. On the other hand, if you arrived on time, you must wonder whether the reels have got mixed-up (what an archaic...
 

 

Dr. Strange-The Multiverse of Madness, Review: Averse, obverse, inverse, diverse, reverse, converse, traverse, transverse

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Dr. Strange-The Multiverse of Madness, Review: Averse, obverse, inverse, diverse, reverse, converse, traverse, transverse Of all the screen movements in Dr. Strange-The Multiverse of Madness, floating and jumping are the main competitive events, closely followed by light rings that are twirled and hurled as weapons by either side. If you can excel in these events, you win the battle. The battle, yes, but the war, no. It is a completely unequal war, with a witch who keeps winning any which way...
 

 

Parveen Babi, A Life--by Karishma Upadhyay: Break-ups and break-downs

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Parveen Babi, A Life--by Karishma Upadhyay: Break-ups and break-downs Appearing out of nowhere, Parveen Babi made her screen debut with the film Charitra, acting opposite cricketer Salim Durani, in 1973. That was not the first film she had signed, which credit goes to Dhuen Ki Lakeer, released the following year. Her career really took off with Majboor (1974, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan) and she was seen in some 58 films totally, the last one releasing in 1991, years after she had given up a...

 

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“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 (www.idisme.gr) 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.

Please, find the application form and the participation terms here:www.beyondborders.gr

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

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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.

ALL GENRES / SUB GENRES ACCEPTED!

Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.

ACCEPTING:  FEATURES  /   PILOTS  /  SHORTS / DOCUMENTARIES!

OVER $500,000.00 IN PRODUCTION BUDGETS - CASH - AWARDS -PRIZES

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

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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):
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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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RETURN TO EDEN written and directed by Jeff Gross: 87 minutes April 2022

Starring Gary Kohn, Jade Struck, Claude Duhamel, Jim Kinney...

Jeff Gross is a novelist and film maker. He has several writing collaborations with Roman Polanski to his name, including "Frantic" and "Bitter Moon"
Returning to the small town of Eden, Oregon after 30 years in France,  Josef, a writer, filmmaker, and self-described permanent exile, tries his best to fit in. Unable to write,  the world is so crazy that he can't keep up, he starts coaching the girls' tennis team at one of the local high schools. Lonely, adrift, he develops a friendship with Hope, a remarkable woman who dances in Puritan Eden's only strip club.  But as the dark clouds of fascism roll in, rumors run rampant, and soon enough, inevitably, the two worlds collide, with tragic consequences.

 

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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...

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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
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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

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"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
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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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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 ...
 

50e FEMA: une cinéaste anglaise à La Rochelle

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 Photo : The Souvenir Part I La réalisatrice de « The Souvenir » au Festival La Rochelle Cinéma   En découvrant The Souvenir à la Berlinale 2019, nous avions été éblouis par ce film romanesque au dispositif ambitieux, réalisé par Joanna Hogg dont nous ne connaissions pas encore le nom. En juillet 2019, lors du 47e Festival La Rochelle Cinéma, nous étions d’autant plu...
 

 

Bertille & Bertille : Eric Stalner revient avec un récit dystopique !

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Bertille & Bertille : Une dystopie à la française :  mystère, machinations et bel esprit... Découvrez dès le 29 Juin  2022  Bertille & Bertille, un hommage aux récits dystopique dans la France la France des années folles scénarisé et  mis en images par le talentueux Eric Stalner. Résumé : Bertille et Bertille. Prénom pour l’une, nom de famille pour l’autre. C&rs...
 

 

Le Festival International du Film de Comédie de Liège nouveau partenaire du CineComedies Lab

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