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The international film community joins the boycott of Russian cinema

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International film academies are joining the boycott of Russian cinema due to Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine. The European Film Academy is boycotting Russian cinema and calling for a boycott of all European film academies.The Polish Film Academy, the Danish Film Academy, the Italian Film Academy, the Catalan Film Academy, the Lithuanian Film Academy, and the Slovak Film Academy have already joined the appeal. In addition, other film organizations are joining the boycott: D...
 

Ukrainians are asking for our help in banning russian broadcasters and propaganda

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#StandWithUkraine #StopPutinNow Dear colleagues, we, the KMW team, appreciate your support of Ukraine during these darkest days in modern history. Our country is on the frontline struggling against the russian aggressor, which has threatened humanism and freedom globally, without exaggeration. This is an unprecedented trample on democratic values as a basis of the current world order since World War II. Putin's regime escalated the current war with all the weapons available, which mean...
 

Our Ukrainian friends at FILM.UA release SPADOK : their series of shorts films describing the Ukrainian culture

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We are happy to share the words and projects of our friends from  KIEV at FILM UA FILM.UA GROUP is a creative powerhouse and one of the largest Eastern European media groups, operating in global markets and covering the full production cycle: development, production, adaptation and distribution of audiovisual content through the vertical business structure. They are offering broadcasters their content for free and these are their words!   "In this critical time, we ar...
 

Statement from the Festival de Cannes on the situation in Ukraine

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As the world has been hit by a heavy crisis in which a part of Europe finds itself in a state of war, the Festival de Cannes wishes to extend all its support to the people of Ukraine and all those who are in its territory. However modest as it is, we join our voices with those who oppose this unacceptable situation and denounce the attitude of Russia and its leaders. Our thoughts go out in particular to the Ukrainian artists and film industry professionals, as well as their families wh...
 

Berlinale Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

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  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...
 

Venice Film Festival 2021 shows solidarity to Ukrainians showing Reflection a film set during the war in Donbass in 2014

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The Ukrainian film Reflection (Vidblysk) by Valentyn Vasyanovych, set during the war in Donbass in 2014 and in competition at the 78th Venice Film Festival 2021, will be screened in Rome at the Cinema Troisi (7 March) in Milan at the Anteo Palazzo del Cinema (9 March) and in Venice at the Cinema Rossini (10 March) as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine   As a sign of solidarity with the filmmakers and the people of Ukraine, the Venice International Film Festiva...
 

Leading Russian Cinematographers Speak Out Against War in Ukraine

 
The letter's full translated text and list of the signatories are below: We, Russian cinematographers, demand a stop to military aggression against Ukraine, an immediate ceasefire, and a withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory. On February 22, 2022, Russia started a war with Ukraine. There is no geopolitical excuse, no goal of any kind that would justify taking human lives – don't let propaganda convince you otherwise. The officially stated aims of this ...
 
 

European Film Academy Unequivocally Condemns War and Joins Ukrainian Film Academy in Boycott of Russian Films

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The European Film Academy has joined the massive global sanctions currently in effect against Russia and fully supports the call of the Ukrainian Film Academy to boycott Russian film as expressed: https://chng.it/GFywhGb4SX.   The Academy strongly condemns the war started by Russia - Ukraine's sovereignty and territory must be respected. Putin's actions are unacceptable, and we strongly condemn them.   What concerns us most is the fate of the Ukrainians, and especiall...
 

 

Arthouse cinemas express solidarity with Ukrainian exhibitors and people of the country and take a stand against the war

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Arthouse cinemas bring people together, create spaces for discussion, show diversity in the world and in our societies, defend the freedom of art and see themselves as partners of all filmmakers around the world who, with courage, talent and sensitivity, dare to look at the world in crisis. In this way we participate in a living democratic society. The attack of Russia on Ukraine is of great concern to us. In the face of the shocking images and news that have reached us in the past d...
 

 

 

Asia Pacific Screen Academy condemns invasion on Ukraine and takes measures

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“The Asia Pacific Screen Academy stands with the international community in condemning Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.   Due to the Russian Government’s actions, the Asia Pacific Screen Academy has paused accepting Russian films into competition for the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, and Russian delegations will not be permitted to attend the Awards or 4th Asia Pacific Screen Forum. Russian delegates will not be represented on APSA Juries, Counci... 
 

INDIA IN FOCUS with Siraj Syed 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
 

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Sonoma's program of 120 films, 39 feature/doc premieres from 35 Countries is set.

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A festival 25 years in the making, Sonoma International Film Festival celebrates this milestone with a slate of more than 120 independent, international films screening—including 79 premieres—during the 25th Anniversary Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) March 23-27.   The fun-filled, completely walkable festival in the heart of Sonoma Valley Wine Country, will also play host to two one-of-a-kind culinary events, special parties, panels, a Virtual Reality experi...
 

 

Garden State Film Festival Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Celebrate 20 Years

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THE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 24 reveals today its new "electric" image!

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In Udine from the 22nd to the 30th of April time for connections, time for cinema   Last 5 days to buy passes at a special price: the deadline is Monday the 7th of March.   An Asian girl. A blue sky. A network of wires, cables and transistors: tiny and powerful electronic circuits that create connections and let energy flow... And connections are the theme behind the official image of Far East Film Festival 24, once again created by...
 

 

Capital Irish Film Festival opening today

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Capital Irish  Film Festival Co-presented with Solas Nua March 3–6 This year's diverse slate of films includes 15 features, two shorts programs and three post-screening Q&As, along with a special screening of the inaugural Norman Houston Short Film Award winner, AN IRISH GOODBYE. The festival closes Sunday with music documentary WHERE'S THE CRAIC? with filmmaker Lauren Hakulinen in person. Highlights   ...
 

 

 

NYICFF 2022 Opens THIS Friday

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OPENING NIGHT IS THIS FRIDAY! We're only a few days away from Opening Night—but there's plenty of time to plan your weekend and get your tickets. As always, this year's lineup includes a diverse range of stories, viewpoints, and styles. Here's a look at some of our 25th Anniversary Festival highlights. GET TICKETS     ...
 

 

The 15th Winter Sacramento SHORTS FEST will feature the 2022 César Nominated Short films

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Sacramento French Film Festival 15th Winter Shorts Fest MARCH 24-28, 2022 In-Person @ the Tower Theatre & Virtual on our Streaming Platform!     The Sacramento French Film Festival pushed back this year's edition of the Winter Shorts Fest, originally planned in February, to ensure a lower risk in-person screening. This year, our winter event will celebrate the arrival of Spring and hopefully the return to less complicated days!   The 15th Winter Shorts...
 

 

SXSW countdown begins: one week to go!

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SXSW are putting the finishing touches on the first in-person SXSW in three years. It’s almost surreal that it’s actually happening, and it’s no lie that we can’t wait to see you all.  We would be remiss, though, if we didn’t acknowledge two big issues facing us here and abroad. It is absolutely heartbreaking to see what is happening in Ukraine and it is absolutely amazing to see the mettle of its citizens. We will be donating to refugee relief efforts and...
 

 

Boston Israeli Film Festival 2022 — line up announced for hybrid version March 24-30, 2022

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  Boston Israeli Film Festival 2022 — Passes & Tickets on Sale! Join us March 24-30, 2022 for the very best in Israeli cinema! Enjoy thoughtful documentaries and moving narratives. Tune in for lively discussions with filmmakers and special guests. Start the new season off by attending special in-person screenings on opening and closing nights. Boston Israeli Film Festival Pass Get full acc...
 

 

The Athena Film Festival will be hybrid, announcing the line up

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Sharing this year's program for the 12th Annual Athena Film Festival (AFF), a joint partnership event between Barnard's Athena Center for Leadership & Melissa Silverstein's WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD. The festival will be hybrid this year, taking place in-person at Barnard College from March 11th -13th, and virtually from March 11th - 20th.   The festival will open with Mariama Diallo's debut feature, MASTER, starring Regina Hall, Amber Gray and Zoe Renee; and also scre...
 

 

Ninth edition of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY goes hybrid and announces opening line-up

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We are happy to invite you to the ninth edition of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY this year, a hybrid festival with in-person and online film screenings and events such as Opening Night, a happy hour "Meet the Filmmakers In-person" on March 17, and our special Awards Night on March 20.     Opening Night will take place on Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00 PM at the Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe F...
 

 

2022 Sun Valley Film Festival Announces Film Slate and Award Honorees

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  Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler to Receive Vision Awards and Participate in Coffee Talks; Selected Films in Line-up Feature Nicole Beharie, Juliette Binoche, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Ron Howard, Maika Monroe, Haley Lu Richardson, Tony Shaloub, Wes Studi, Michael K. Williams and more     Sun Valley Film Festival, returning as an in-person event from March 30-April 3, 2022, announced this year's award honors and initial...
 

 

28th Annual Sedona International Film Festival Films Included 140-Plus Films

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SEDONA, Ariz: More than 140 films were selected for live screenings at the 28th annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 19-27.             “We’re coming back in a very big way,” said Executive Director Pat Schweiss. “The screening committees have once again created a lineup of remarkably creative, compelling and entertaining films across diverse genres and equally diverse topics. We...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival coming up soon.

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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...
 

 

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Film Festival Alliance is looking for an Executive Director!

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We're searching for our next Executive Director!  Please share the details and job description below with anyone you see fit (or learn more about applying yourself!) Applications will be accepted through March 22, 2022. Questions may be directed to hiring@filmfestivalalliance.org About Us: Film Festival Alliance (FFA) creates a collaborative global community for mission-driven film festivals. FFA advocates for a sustainable and inclusive environment for our industry withi...
 

 

Sundance Institute Announces the 2021-2022 Episodic Lab Projects and Writing Fellows

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    9 Fellows selected to develop 4 live action dramas, 3 live action comedies, and 1 adult animation The Sundance Institute announced today the 9 Fellows and 8 projects selected for their 2021-2022 Episodic Program. This year marks the Episodic Lab's return to in-person activities at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah bookended by a digital pre-lab story development curriculum and its first annual Episodic Pitch Parlor hosted in Los Angeles in partnership with XRM Media...
 

 

 

Five new film curators are joining TIFF programming team

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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...
 

 

 
 

"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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Hot Money by Susan Kucera selected at Florida Environmental Film Festival: May 13 – 23, 2022

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  The Florida environmental film festival's purpose is education and literacy through films. Our selection of films (shorts, documentaries, and feature films) will offer the audience an accessible medium through films and speakers to discuss critical thinking with the audience. We will be soliciting speakers and filmmakers to be available after the film showing to answer questions from the audience for educational benefits (in person). Our hope is that this will broaden the ...
 

 

12th Hour selected at Florida Environmental Film Festival: May 13 – 23, 2022

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The Florida environmental film festival's purpose is education and literacy through films. Our selection of films (shorts, documentaries, and feature films) will offer the audience an accessible medium through films and speakers to discuss critical thinking with the audience. We will be soliciting speakers and filmmakers to be available after the film showing to answer questions from the audience for educational benefits (in person). Our hope is that this will broaden the audience's ...
 

 

12th HOUR wins the Accolade Competition Best of Show Award

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Susan Kucera – 12th Hour Susan Kucera (USA), 12th Hour, Doc Feature – Emmy-nominated actor David Morse narrates this brutally honest doc with insight from noted evolutionary biologists, climate scientists, cognitive researchers and psychologists. Can humans solve the climate crisis? 12th Hour delves into humanity’s psychological resistance to ecological change, and why such changes are needed in order to avoid an irreversib...
 

 

 

"mercado del cine francés y europeo" takes off to virtually land at the miami film festival

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At the third edition of the Mercado del Cine Francés y Europeo, a co-op between Unifrance, EFP (European Film Promotion) and the Miami Film Festival, 31 Latin American buyers will be enjoying the time to discover the newest finished and upcoming titles from France and the rest of Europe premiering in 22. The 'boutique’ market takes place online 2-3 March 2022, right before the start of the Miami Film Festival (4-13 March 2022) and brings together the most prolific buyers from...
 

 

 

Open for film submissions! International Thai Film Festival 2022 (ITFF2022)

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Submit your film to the International Thai Film Festival 2022 via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/thaifilmfest or via FestHome: https://festhome.com/f/3906 International Thai Film Festival [International Film & Entertainment Industry Awards of Thailand] welcomes short film, animation, feature film and music video submissions from anywhere in the world, accepting productions in all styles and genres. ITFF Website: https://www.thaifilmfestival.com ITFF on Facebook: https://www.f...
 

 

The Territory, Alex Pritz, Documentary, 2022

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Alex Pritz’s case study of an indigenous Brazilian Amazon rain forest tribe focuses on the perspectives of the tribe, defending their existence and their forest. The documentary reflects the current systemic problems faced by many others in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia; the disappearance of rain forests, destruction and disregard of indigenous cultures, absence of medical services for tribal and other minority groups, and the domination of policy making by powerful economic int...
 

 

 

 

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Cesar awards revealed

 

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Best Film: Lost Illusions, directed by Xavier Giannoni Best Director: Leos Carax for Annette Best actress: Valérie Lemercier for her role in Aline Best actor: Benoît Magimel for his role in In his lifetime Best Supporting Actor: Vincent Lacoste in Lost Illusions Best Supporting Actress: Aïssatou Diallo Sagna for La Fracture Best Foreign Language Film: The Father, directed by Florian Zeller Best First Film: Les Magnétiques, directed by ... 

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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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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 21 – 22, 2022
 

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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. https://filmfreeway.com/FrenchRivieraFilmFestival

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

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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.

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

Official website page, visit:
www.YourScriptProduced.com

 

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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

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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):
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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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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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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

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

Les Cesar 2022, une belle édition animée par l'inoxydable Antoine de Caunes

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Le palmarès de cette 47e édition C’est donc Illusions perdues, de Xavier Gianconni, qui succède à Adieu les cons, dans la catégorie meilleur film. Comme le film d’Albert Dupontel l’an dernier, Illusions perdues, succès populaire avec plus de 870 000 spectateurs en France, rafle sept récompenses.&nb...
 
 
 

Déclaration du Festival de Cannes sur la situation en Ukraine

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À l’heure où le monde a basculé dans une grave crise qui voit une partie de l’Europe se trouver en état de guerre, le Festival de Cannes souhaite exprimer tout son soutien au peuple ukrainien et à toutes les personnes qui se trouvent sur son territoire. Aussi modeste qu’elle soit, nous unissons notre voix à tous ceux qui s’opposent à cette situation inacceptable et dénoncent l’attitude de la Russie et d...

 

Le Hong Kong Arts Festival célèbre son 50e anniversaire

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Le Hong Kong Arts Festival célèbre son 50e anniversaire et s'adresse à un public mondial avec une riche programmation internationale en ligne! 2022 marque la 50e édition du Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF), l'un des plus grands festivals culturels internationaux d'Asie. Crée en 1973, le HKAF présente des artistes locaux et internationaux de premier plan dans tous les genres des arts du spectacle, en accordant un...
 

 

Le programme complet du festival MUSIC & CINEMA

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  Découvrez le programme complet du 23e Festival International Music & Cinema à Marseille, du 4 au 9 avril, en téléchargeant le matériel de presse, disponible en téléchargement ci-dessous   : Unique festival européen à consacrer l’intégralité de sa programmation à la relation réalisateur / compositeur, le Festival International MUSIC & CINEM...
 

 

Issy-les-Moulineaux, ville ambassadrice de la Fête du court-métrage 2022

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  À l’occasion de cette manifestation au rayonnement national, du 16 au 22 mars, de nombreuses projections, animations et rencontres se dérouleront à la Halle des Épinettes. Toute une semaine consacrée à la Fête du court-métrage, événement d’ampleur internationale ! Chaque année, La Fête du court métrage, manifestation soutenue par le CNC, élabore une programmation offici...
 

 

Le programme du FIFF Festival International du Film de Fribourg

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  Le Festival International du Film de Fribourg est très heureux de vous annoncer aujourd’hui la sortie du programme complet 2022. La 36e édition du FIFF vous emmène en voyage du 18 au 27 mars voici le programme.   La vente et la réservation en ligne sont ouvertes. Les caisses du Festival ouvriront le lundi 14 mars. Pour vous aider dans la réservation de vos places ou l’achat de vos billets en ligne, nous avo...
 

 

Le Festival International du Film Aventure & Découverte de Val d'Isère fête ses 25 ans

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Du 19 au 22 avril 2022, Le Festival International du Film Aventure & Découverte de Val d'Isère renoue avec son public pour célébrer ses 25 ans en salles et en ligne. Lors de ces quatre soirées, les 11 films de la sélection officielle sont présentés par Sylvain Tesson en présence des aventuriers et réalisateurs.   Le jury, présidé cette année par le physic...
 

 

Notre-Dame Brûle de Jean Jacques Annaud sort en version IMAX le 16 mars

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À l'approche de la sortie très attendue de Notre-Dame Brûle le 16 mars, IMAX Corporation (NYSE : IMAX) a annoncé en collaboration avec Pathé que le film serait la première sortie française filmée avec des caméras numériques certifiées IMAX. Les entreprises ont également annoncé que les billets étaient désormais en vente dans les points de vente listés ici, et o...
 

 

L'acteur britannique Benedict Cumberbatch, a inauguré son étoile sur le Hollywood Walk of Fame

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(Crédits photo : Getty images) L'acteur britannique Benedict Cumberbatch, a inauguré sur le Hollywood Walk of Fame, l'étoile qui lui a été décernée en l'honneur de sa carrière d'acteur, récemment récompensée par un Emmy et deux nominations pour l'Oscar du meilleur acteur.           ...
 

 

Le Festival du film court francophone - [Un poing c'est court] vous donne rendez-vous du 1er au 9 avril 2022

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Initialement prévu mi-janvier, le Festival du film court francophone - [Un poing c’est court] a été contraint de reporter sa 22ème édition en raison du contexte sanitaire. La motivation d’offrir une édition cohérente, dans des conditions plus conciliantes, nous a fait dépasser la déception de devoir reporter le festival. Nous sommes heureux de vous retrouver du 1er au 9 avril 2022.   To...

 

Jérôme Paillard organise sa succession au Marché du Film du Festival de Cannes

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Guillaume Esmiol est nommé co-Directeur Délégué du Marché du Film aux côtés de Jérôme Paillard. Ils travailleront en tandem lors de la prochaine édition du Festival avant que Guillaume Esmiol ne remplace définitivement Jérôme Paillard en 2023. Photo:  © CR / FDC 2022 En 2020, Guillaume Esmiol a rejoint le Marché du Film comme Directeur adjoint en charge du d&eac...
 
 

Clermont 2022 : le palmarès

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PALMARÈS COMPLET   Compétition internationale 77 films, représentant 55 pays, ont été soumis à un jury qui réunissait Borja Cobeaga, réalisateur, scénariste, producteur (Espagne), Bogdan Mureșanu, réalisateur, scénariste (Roumanie), Joanna Quinn, réalisatrice (Pays de Galles) et Beth Sá Freire, programmatrice, réalisatrice (Brésil).   *...
 
 

 

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