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 newsletter%20cannes_0.jpg Farewell to Jérôme and Jonathan "Au Revoir" from your festival peers

Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf attended the annual wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the film fund which is currently the talk of the town, after they announced their 100M$ new line of credit during Winston Baker Film Finance Forum. For both heads of Cannes and AFM Markets this was the last "official" Cannes in office. Both had announced a new stage in their...


The 9th Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards Date Announced

The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, in association with the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs is proud to announce that the Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards will be held at the Durban ICC on Saturday 23rd of July at 19:00. The awards will be broadcast on the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission’s Youtube Channel and Facebook page. Under the theme, Glam Night at the Sabela’s, the production of the awards will capture the K...


The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) announces the line-up for in person edition

  The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) returns into cinemas in 2022 with a fabulous line-up of excellent new Korean films, spanning across a range of exciting genres. Taking place in: Sydney (18-23 Aug), Melbourne (1-5 Sept), Canberra (1-3 Sept), Brisbane (8-11 Sept), the Festival program features 13 of the finest films from Korea’s internationally recognised film industry. KOFFIA Programmer Francis Lee says, “We put our hearts and souls into selecting 13 Korean...


The Honorary Partners of the 7th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, Castellorizo island

The 7th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, Castellorizo island will run August 22-29. The International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo, Beyond Borders for the 7th year continues its collaboration with highly respected institutions which contribute to the evolution and promotion of documentaries and culture around the world. The 7th edition of the International Festival, which will take place between   21-28 August 2022, has been placed once again under the ...


The 22nd New Horizons International Film Festival kicked off

It's on! We’re starting the 22nd New Horizons International Film Festival. What can you see on the first day of the festival? Today, the New Horizons sun rises over the festival and will brighten Wrocław until July 31st. Thanks to online screenings, it will also illuminate the homes of viewers, until August 7th. Ahead of us are a dozen or so wonderful days, during which you will be able to choose from 271 film titles, admire the art scene, wrap yourself in sounds at concerts and disc...


Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF): Where Great Ideas Can Be Made Real

Hit a Home Run with Your Pitch Get your content ideas out there through these in-development pitches and let your TV dreams take flight at ATF!   ATF ANIMATION PITCH Got a great idea for animation series, shorts, or film?   ATF FORMATS PITCH Could you be the creator of the next unscripted success?   ATF IP ACCELERATOR Meet international co-producing partners, distributors, commissioners, and financiers to take your TV & thea...


18th Annual Oscar-Qualifying® HollyShorts Film Festival reveals its diverse 2022 Line-up

Some of the stars and filmmakers featured this year include Academy Award Nominee® James Franco, Golden Globe and Grammy Nominee Wiz Khalifa, Emmy Nominee Colman Domingo, Rosario Dawson, Nina Dobrev, Penn Badgley, Emmy Award-winner Brian Cox, Academy Award nominee June Squibb, SAG Winner Zachary Levi and more. Screening from August 11-20th, 2022   The Oscar® Qualifying HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL returns for its much-ant...


Festival GrecDoc daté le week-end du 2 au 4 décembre 2022

  A vos agendas... Que vous soyez en Grèce ou en France, la pause estivale s’est imposée, les canicules s’installent et les saveurs de vacances viennent embellir nos journées. Profitons-en pleinement ! Toute la petite équipe du GrecDoc vous souhaite d’excellents moments pendant ce bel été, et vous propose d’inscrire dès matin dans vos agendas les dates du prochain festival GrecDoc: le week-end du 2, 3 et 4 déc...


38 documentaries from 9 countries will be screened at the 7th Beyond Borders Festival

Films in the Panorama of the 7th International Documentary Film Festival in Castellorizo (21-28/8/2022)   A total of 38 documentaries from 9 countries will be screened at the 7th International Documentary Film Festival in Castellorizo "Beyond Borders". For one more year, the Panorama of the Festival features outstanding examples of film art with many important guests of the cinema from Greece and all over the world.   Find below the titles of the films that are goi...


Overview of Beyond Borders program of films and events for the 7th edition

7th Castellorizo International Documentary Film Festival 2022 "Beyond Borders" "Where documentary meets History and Culture" (August 21- 28, 2022) A great celebration of cinema and culture will be set up for the seventh year in a row in rural Castellorizo. The 7th Castellorizo International Documentary Film Festival "Beyond Borders", which is under the auspices of A.E. of the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, will be held in the la...


GTA22 - New Show Date

Hello to all our GTA friends!   Nominees will be announced on July 25th, 2022 and the ceremony will take place on October 6th, 2022 in LA. Many folks in the industry made us aware of the tremendous volume of work in the past few months, so we felt it was in everyone's best interest to roll with the tide and set our sights on an early October celebration. Our team is very happy with this decision and we hope it can bring a sense of relief to all of you as w...

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Interview with Director and Cinematographer Nick Canfield on Debut Film THE REVEREND

  New York native director and cinematographer Nick Canfield’s début feature documentary THE REVEREND (2022) has been rocking international film festivals since its premiere at DOC, NYC where it won the 2021 Audience Award. It recently screened at the 16th Annual Berkshires International Film Festival (BIFF) where he attended with Reverend Vince Anderson to a standing ovation. THE REVEREND follows the spiritual and musical journey of Reverend Vince Anderson. After coming to N...


79th Venice International Film Festival announces the Juries for the Orizzonti section and the “Luigi de Laurentiis” Award

79th Venice International Film Festival announces the Juries for the Orizzonti section and the “Luigi de Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Film / Director Isabel Coixet president of the Orizzonti Jury / Director Michelangelo Frammartino president of the Debut Film Jury   The International Juries have been selected for the Orizzonti section and the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film of the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di V...


Locarno Film Festival: the Leopard Club Award goes to Daisy Edgar-Jones

British actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, star of the miniseries Normal People (2020), will receive the Leopard Club Award at the 75th Locarno Film Festival (3 - 13 August 2022). The award ceremony, which will take place in the evening of Friday 5 August in Piazza Grande, will be complimented the following day by a screening of the film Pond Life (2018) by Bill Buckhurst.   © Jason Hetherington Edgar-Jones’ magnetic screen presenc...


Locarno75: Matt Dillon to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award, the Locarno Film Festival's tribute to film personalities with extraordinary careers, will be given to U.S. actor Matt Dillon. The award ceremony on Thursday, August 4 in Piazza Grande will be accompanied by screenings of Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant, 1989) and City of Ghosts (Matt Dillon, 2002), and a Q&A with the audience on Friday, August 5 at the Forum @Spazio Cinema.   © Tom Munro ...


Beyond Borders under the renewed patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic

7th International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo Island Beyond Borders 21 to 28 August 2022 under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou   The heart of the documentary beats on the magnificent Castellorizo.The 7th Beyond  Borders International Documentary Festival Castellorizo will be held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou from the 21 to the 28 of Aug...


Film Music Competition: Meet the finalists

Get ready to... the Finalists.  Robert IJserinkhuijsen (The Netherlands), Nicolò Braghiroli (Italy) and Elliot Murphy (Ireland) will have their compositions premiered by the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich in the final round of the 10th International Film Music Competition.   ...


VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

...Guillaume Esmiol in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, about Guillaume's background in tech, media and innovation (with the TF1 Group), developping the new features in the current Marché du Film 2022 and the plans for the future edition which he will be running solo (with his team). He currently serves as co executive director of the Marché du Film and will take over from Jérôme Paillard who was having his last year in office. Bruno Chatelin was able to sit do... 

"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           ...

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France in Focus at Venice Production Bridge

La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce the first of two Countries in Focus for this edition of the Venice Production Bridge (September 1 - 6, 2022).   FRANCE IN FOCUS supported by Unifrance After successfully launching the country focus at the previous edition with the Netherlands, for the second year the Venice Production Bridge will further highlight projects with their filmmakers and producers at the Venice Gap-Fi...


Netflix plans to acquire the Australian animation studio Animal Logic

Netflix and Animal Logic are excited to announce today that Netflix plans to acquire the Australian animation studio.* This acquisition will support Netflix’s ambitious animated film slate, building on films like Academy Award-nominated Over the Moon, Academy Award-nominated Klaus and the recently released The Sea Beast.   Animal Logic has been producing award-winning design, visual effects and animation for over 30 years. Headquartered in Sydney, Animal Logic set up a second studio...


Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut celebrates its 20th anniversary

  A look back at two successful decades Filmakademie is celebrating! Last Friday, July 15, 2022, Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg celebrated its 20th anniversary. Alumni from all over the world as well as political representatives joined students and staff of the institute for a festive Birthday Reception to look back on two successful decades since the foundation of Animationsinstitut. The celebration was attended by many guests, including Albrecht Ade, founder of F...


Beware of Ducks, Backflips and Flying Sailors, the OIAF Announces Animated Shorts Competition

  After much anticipation, the Ottawa International Animation Festival releases its animated shorts competition as the Festival continues its selections rollout.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, 13 July 2022 - Receiving 2168 submissions for this year’s Animated Shorts Competition, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) selects 51 animated works for its Official Competition. The Shorts Competition, which includes Student, Narrative, Non-Narrative, and Commi...


Nineteeth Golden Apricot Reviews: "The Forgotten Homeland"

 by Alex Deleon for     Nineteeth Golden Apricot Reviews "The Forgotten Homeland"  A Documentary film by Egyptian director, Essam Nagy. was the main event of the first full day of the festival.  The subject  was the aftereffects of the 2020 Artsakhh War between Armenia and Azerbaijan World Premiere. A shocker to end all shockers. The full house audience  at the Moskva Theater Red Hall  was transfixed. I was...


Golden Apricot Reports: AMERIKATSI -- A new look at Armenia from a half Armenian viewpoint

Golden Apricot Reports -- July 10-17, Yerevan            by Alex Deleon   The film poster shows a man standing in a Storks nest gazing out at the holy Mount Ararat in the distance, and perhaps beyond to the Diaspora.  In Armenia storks are a symbol of the Diaspora because they always come back home no matter how far they have flown ... AMERIKATSI   means  "The American " in Armenian and it was the prestige Opening Film ...


Golden Apricot, Yerevan, 2022 YOL, The Full Version, restored and expanded raises festival consciousness

  19th Golden Apricot Film Festival Reviews, Yerevan, 2022 YOL, The Full Version, restored and expanded raises festival consciousness.          By Alex Deleon for     Freshly minted and fully packed to stir the soul!   The Turkish film YOL (The Way)  caused quite a stir when it was "rescued from prison" and presented at the 1982 Cannes film festival where it shared the  top prize, the Palme d ... 


Best Independent Producer Award 2022 goes to producer Jason Blum

© Gage Skidmore The Locarno Film Festival’s Premio Raimondo Rezzonico for Best Independent Producer on the international scene will this year go to Jason Blum, a pivotal figure who has rebooted contemporary independent filmmaking, coming up with hits such as Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, 2014) and BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018). Blum will receive the prize on the evening of Saturday 6 August, and the tribute to him will include screenings o...


The IndieFEST Film Awards Announces Latest Winners! May 2022

    Contact:                                     Rick Prickett, Competition Director 858-454-9787     The IndieFEST Film Awards strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure an...


The Accolade Global Film Competition Announces Latest Winners!

  Rick Prickett, Competition Director 858-454-9868   The Accolade Announces Latest Winners! La Jolla, CA, May 2022 – The awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment and compelling documentaries. The Accolade is an international awards competition that honors those who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.   ~~ Best of  S...


The Prix d’Ornano-Valenti will be awarded to Fal­con Lake by Char­lotte Le Bon

Fal­con Lake by Char­lotte Le Bon  « A love and ghost story. »  Cre­at­ed in 1991 by the mem­ber com­pa­nies of the Motion Pic­ture Asso­ci­a­tion (MPA), and grant­ed by a jury of Anglo-Sax­on jour­nal­ists presided by Jean-Guil­laume d’Ornano, the Prix d’Ornano-Valenti hon­ors a French first film in order to help sup­port its wider recog­ni­tion, pro&...


The 2022 Lucien-Bar­rière Lit­er­ary Prize is award­ed to the nov­el Robert Red­ford by Michael Feeney Callan

Rely­ing on news arti­cles and Redford’s let­ters, as well as hun­dreds of hours of inter­views, Michael Feeney Callan sheds light on the leg­endary star, reveal­ing his bro­ken fam­i­ly and trou­bled youth, his rough begin­nings in com­e­dy, the death of his son, his polit­i­cal engage­ment, his loves and his friend­ships. An hon­est and sur­pris­ing por­trait of a man whose emblem­at­ic...



French composer Bruno Coulais to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 World Soundtrack Awards

At the 22nd edition of the World Soundtrack Awards - the annual film music awards of Film Fest Ghent - French composer Bruno Coulais will be celebrated for his contribution to the art of film music. The World Soundtrack Academy honours Coulais with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The World Soundtrack Awards will be presented at the end of the 49th edition of Film Fest Ghent during a ceremony and concert on Saturday 22 October. Film Fest Ghent will pre...


David Cronenberg to receive a Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Festival

 The Canadian director and screenwriter David Cronenberg (Toronto, 1943) will receive a Donostia Award at the 70th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, thereby recognising the career of one of the most unusual filmmakers to come out of the last 50 years with its highest honorary accolade. On 21 September the Victoria Eugenia Theatre will host the award ceremony followed by the screening of Crimes of the Future (2022), the feature film starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydo...


Juliette Binoche will receive the Donostia Award

                                Juliette Binoche, one of Europe’s most international actresses, will visit the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition, to run from 16-24 September, for the fourth time to receive one of this year’s Donostia Awards in recognition of an extensive career which has seen her play almost 75 characters, from power-wielding heroines to fragile beings with historical figures, ...



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Case Toh Banta Hai, Trailer Launch and Press Conference: Courting laughter

Case Toh Banta Hai, Trailer Launch and Press Conference: Courting laughter Trials and tribulations continue on the web. The genre has attracted Banijay Asia production house to create a show based on weird and ludicrous allegations levelled against film personalities that are debated and judged by TV/film/web veterans. A 'notice' of things to come was served to us today at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai. Some of the persons associated with the show were present, and many others...


Ladki – Enter the Girl Dragon, Review: Girl, drag on

Ladki – Enter the Girl Dragon, Review: Girl, drag on It will take some jogging of the memory to recall any film wherein the auteur has showcased his heroine and/or his muse from the beginning till the end. While at it, you could also try and recall any film in which the lead actress is seen in the skimpiest of bikinis, and keeps splashing water or wading in it all through the film. Ladki - Enter the Girl Dragon, an Indo-Chinese co-production, by writer-director Ram Gopal Varma, is osten...


14th NYC Independent Film Festival 
June 11-18, 2023)


August 31, 2022 Earlybird Deadline  

Home of the NYC Indie Awards the festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYCIndieFF screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

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

NYCIndieFF provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers NYCIndieFF is the place to be June 12 to June 19, 2022 This dates may move to accommodate any and all government regulations.

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


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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PIERRE ET JEANNE by Clémentine Célarié

First Feature film 2022 99 minutes

France 2021 99 minutes  First feature film by Clémentine Célarié, produced by Matthieu Rubin - Sazia Films.

Starring Loris FREEMAN, Elodie GODART, Clémentine CÉLARIÉ, Philippe UCHAN, Mathieu AMALRIC, Sergi LOPEZ, Dominique PINON, Tom LEEB, Jacqueline CORADO, Marie DURET...

Sibling Rivalry and truth untold emerge after the unexpected inheritance of Jeanne

"Pierre et Jeanne" recounts the devastation caused by an inheritance intended for Jeanne, Pierre's younger sister. This poisoned gift from a friend of the parents will instill discord, jealousy, discord and sibling rivalry until an untold truth is revealed.


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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...


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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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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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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

Le Jury du 48e Festival de Deauville

Le Jury Avec Arnaud Desplechin, président du jury, c’est l’amour du cinéma américain et du cinéma tout court que nous célébrons. Ainsi qu’un jury garant de l’excellence d’un futur palmarès… Pour décerner les prix, il sera entouré de personnalités remarquables, à commencer par un autre grand cinéphile, Jean Paul Civeyrac, poète philosophe du cinématog...


Le Jury de la Révélation du Festival de Deauville

Suivez l'actualité du festival   Le Jury de la Révélation   Si la compétition du Festival de Deauville fédère les enjeux artistiques de la manifestation, le Jury de la Révélation en dessine son avenir. Quelle plus belle mission que celle de lever le voile sur les talents de demain, ces inconnus qui seront les futurs grands cinéastes américains ? Six membres du jury se r&eacu...

FIFAV 2022, un avant-goût de la programmation



L'affiche du Festival FIFMA, 39ème édition, du 30 novembre au 4 décembre

FIFMA | 39ème édition | du 30 novembre au 4 décembre L'affiche du Festival 2022 La voici ! L'affiche de la 39ème édition du FIFMA révélée ce jour à la presse, et tout bientôt au grand public... Attendue chaque année avec impatience par tous les amoureux du Festival d'Autrans, prenons l'envol de l'édition 2022 avec ce visuel plein d'énergie et tout en mouvemen...


LFF2022: International feature and short films, special guests, but also exhibitions, music and meetings

  Lucca Film Festival – From 23 September to 2 October 2022 International feature and short films, special guests, but also exhibitions, music and meetings   An international selection of films, both feature-length films and short films, all in their national premieres – including ‘Tropic of Violence’, which marks Manuel Schapira’s directorial debut – will participate in the international competitions that ...


La 33e édition du Festival du court métrage d'humour de Meudon se déroulera du 5 au 9 octobre

P r é s e n t a t i o n Depuis plus de trois décennies, notre manifestation défend le court métrage et permet de découvrir de jeunes réalisateurs et des comédiens talentueux. De nouveaux projets s’initient chaque année grâce aux échanges et aux rencontres qui se font lors de ces cinq journées dédiées au film court. Enfin, nous avons réussi à nous démarquer et t...


Lancement de la 3ème édition du festival de ciné-débat Projection Transition

La 3ème édition du festival de ciné-débat Projection Transition se tiendra du 14 au 16 octobre 2022 dans trois grandes villes françaises : Paris, Nantes et Toulouse. Le festival en quelques mots Rattaché au groupe de réflexion The Shift Project, présidé par Jean-Marc Jancovici, Projection Transition sensibilise un public grandissant à l’urgence de la transition écologiqu...


Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch: Mounia Meddour Présidente du jury longs-métrages, l’Algérie pays invité

DU 06 AU 16 OCTOBRE 2022 Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch Du 6 au 16 octobre 2022 33e édition   PRÉSIDENTE DU JURY, PAYS INIVTÉ ET AFFICHE 2022   Organisée par la Cité sociale de Fameck en partenariat avec la Ligue de l’enseignement - FOL Moselle, l’édition 2022 du Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch (qui se tiendra du 6 au 16 octobre) proposera su...


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