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Ukrainian Day at the 79th Festival on Thursday, September 8

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Venice Fest will bring a series of initiatives in support of Ukraine and its artists  thursday, September 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Spazio Incontri, Venice Production Bridge (Hotel Excelsior, Venice Lido)   The Biennale di Venezia announces a Ukrainian Day on Thursday, September 8, 2022 during the 79th Venice International Film Festival. A number of initiatives have been organized to manifest the festival's solidarity with Ukraine and its support of Ukrainian artists, with par...
 

 

Venice Festival_The Sala Web Theatre to present 18 Feature Films and 12 Short Films

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The Sala Web theatre of the Venice International Film Festival – organised with enduring success for the past 11 years by La Biennale di Venezia – this year presents 18 feature-length films and 12 short films (the latter may be viewed free of charge) from around the world online, to be streamed concurrently with the official premiere screenings of the films on the Lido, for a limited number of viewers.   These are important films, world premiere screenings, from the Official S...
 

 

San Sebastian Film fest Official Selection line-up

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  The new works directed by Manuel Abramovich, Christophe Honoré, Sebastián Lelio, Diego Lerman, Marco Martins, Laura Mora, Frelle Petersen, Hong Sang-soo, Ulrich Seidl and Petr Václav will compete in the Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival's 70th edition, to run from September 16-24. The competition will also show the debut films from Genki Kawamura and Marian Mathias.  The special screening of ‘La (très) grande evasion / Tax Me If You C...
 

 

Director Peter Meech’s Around Robin to Have Southern Californian Debut at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

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Film Named Best Mystery Film at 2022 HRIFF Mystery feature Around Robin by award-winning writer/producer/director Peter Meech will have its Southern California premiere at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (HRIFF) on September 1, 2022 at 9 p.m. PST. The film was named Best Mystery Film at HRIFF 2022. In the film, a young celebrity receives a letter from a mysterious stalker and develops catalepsy, a condition that paralyzes her whenever she feels threatened. As more letters...
 

 

SeriesFest is headed abroad

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The 23rd Newport Beach Film Festival returns October 13-20, 2022

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THE 23rd ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (NBFF) RETURNS  OCTOBER 13-20, 2022   The NBFF Honors Takes Place on Sunday, October 16   Attracting over 60,000 attendees to Orange County, CA, the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is the largest international cinema event in coastal Southern California, connecting its audience with the very best in independent and international films. Spotlighting over 300 films, the Festival presents nightly parties and events featuring ...
 

 

The 2022 Brainwash Shows!

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  The New Nimby Project 434-860 Doyle Loop Doyle, California 96109 (Across from the Buck Inn)   Fri., Aug. 26th, 2022 Lemon Lime – Mara Ramirez  Scape Learning – Atobe Hiroshi  The Sprayer – Farnoosh Abedi  This Could Be – Eddy Falconer Into the Realm of the Night – Patrick Muller  Apres Decembre – Francois Pirotte  If Any – Adam E. Stone  For the Clean Up – Moham...
 

 

Submissions are open for the Wyoming International Film Festival

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The Wyoming International Film Festival is officially open for submissions! The 2023 festival is entering its 9th year and is seeking innovative films, visionary artists, and pioneering stories of all genres. Do you have a great film or documentary? Submit today! Audience members at the 2022 Wyoming International Film Festival.       ...
 

 

Today, August 26th is the Final Deadline for the 2022 Victoria Film Festival

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February 3rd-12th 2023  The Victoria Film Festival annually presents more than 130 features, documentaries, and shorts during our ten-day celebration of film. Eclectic and inspiring, the VFF hosts an array of guests that include film directors, producers, distributors, and festival and TV programmers. British Columbia’s second largest film festival, the VFF is regularly featured in major media outlets such as The Globe and Mail, The Seattle Times, Variety, and...
 

 

MUMBA International Short Film Festival calling

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India's Biggest Short Film Festival 2022 MUMBA International Short Film Festival 2022 Hey Film Maker. waiting for your Short film   MUMBA International Short Film Festival ( second season ) is the best platform for you all short film makers..   Submissions open !!     You can win a cash prize of : 62,000 /- Rs ( USD 777.72 )  A grand prizes of sixty two thousand rupees   or   Entrance Fee 799 / - Rs ( $10.80 )   Contact Details : &...
 

 

Open Call for Drama Shorts

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  Submit Drama Shorts   Third edition open! Our festival is looking for dramatic, experiment...
 

24.08.2022 | Shorts Unlimited's blog

WhoHaha Halloween calling for your funny horror shorts

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WhoHaha, a creative community for women and gender-expansive creators in the comedy spaces, is thrilled to present its 2nd annual WhoHa-Halloween: A Comedy Horror Shorts Festival on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.       We're excited to showcase a series of hilariously spooky films that feature women+ both on the screen and on the production team, which will be considered for award categories by our all-women Industry Jurists.   ...
 

 

2022 Jackson Wild Summit Fellows announced!

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We are thrilled to announce our 2022 Summit Fellows cohort!  MEET THE SUMMIT FELLOWS | REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT Our selection committee was extremely impressed by the passion, expertise, and perspective shared by the over 200 applicants from around the world. These 18 Fellows will begin their journey virtually with a slate of workshops, gatherings and mentorship. They will arrive prior to the Summit for exclusive skill-building and networking opp...
 

 

 

Fantasporto´2023 | 43rd Porto International Film Festival calling for entries

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ENTRIES FOR THE 43rdd EDITION OF FANTASPORTO ARE OPEN WELCOME TO THE PORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Fantasporto´2023 | 43rd Porto International Film Festival reminds you that the entries for the next edition of this festival are open, and will close on December 31st, for all sections. The 43rd edition of the event will be from February 24t till March 5th at Batalha – Centro de Cinema. To submit a film please send to info@fantasporto.com t...
 

 

The Basque Government will give an award to the film that best reflects the values of the Sustainable

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The Basque Government will give an award at the San Sebastian Festival going to the film that best reflects the values of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The Festival executive will preselect five films and a jury will decide the winning film   During the event, several lines of communication will promote the 2030 Agenda and energy savings as a necessity and an opportunity   The Euskadi Basque Country 2030 Agenda will be one of the sponsors at the coming edition of th...
 

 

Audience Award - Be Part of the Jury!

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All selected short films will participate in the competition for the Audience Award after they are uploaded on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. The award is determined by Internet viewers using a voting tool. The film in each category with the highest number of voting will receive the Audience Award. Be part of the public voting jury - visit our website, watch films and vote on: https://iff.cittador.com You can submit your short film!   ...
 

 

Complete film lineup for the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham

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  2022 Sidewalk Film Festival Presented by Regions Bank announces ambitious and expansive  film and events schedule for next week’s film festival (August 22-28)   Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb’s Butterfly in the Sky is the Opening Night selection and Margaret Brown’s Descendant, is the Closing Night Choice     BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY, DESCENDANT   Birmingham, AL (August 19, 2022) – Sidewalk Fi...
 

 

The "Beyond Borders" 2022 Opening Ceremony : 7th International Documentary Film Festival

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"Beyond Borders" 2022 " (August 21- 28, 2022) Where documentary meets History and Culture" Under the auspices of S.A. President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the International Documentary Film Festival "Beyond Borders" started on Sunday, August 21. The Festival for the seventh consecutive year welcomed last night at the "edge of the Aegean" in an extraordinary evening directors, filmmakers, producers, artists as well as r...
 

Better World Fund Event During the Venice Film Festival La Mostra: Food, Health & Sustainability September 8th & 9th

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Better World Fund, a Paris-based non-profit organization raising awareness on critical global issues, will host a big event on “Food, Health and Sustainability,” on September 8 th & 9 th, during the 79th Venice Film Festival. The event is organized in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation. The event is organized in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation. The conference will highlight the critical importance of Earth’s precious resources during a series of eve...

 

 

 

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Toronto International Film Festival announces 2022 TIFF Tribute Award honourees

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Hildur Guðnadóttir to receive TIFF Variety Artisan Award and  Sally El Hosaini to receive TIFF Emerging Talent Award  Photo Credit: Camille Blake (left) Photo Credit: London Professional Headshots (right) Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, is delighted to announce that Academy Award®–winning Icelandic artist and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir will be honoured with the Variety Artisan Award, and that Award-winning Welsh Egyptian filmmaker and screenwriter S...
 

 

TIFF announces In Conversation With...

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Engaging sessions with Damien Chazelle, Viola Davis & Gina Prince-Bythewood, Lee Jung-jae & Jung Woo-sung, and Eddie Redmayne TIFF is delighted to announce the audience-pleasing In Conversation With… series. The In Conversation With… series features in-depth conversations with film artists, writers and cultural figures about their creative process. Packed with emotion and cultural significance, this series offers audiences a wide range of experiences. Additionally, TIFF is...
 

 

European Film Academy Honours Margarethe von Trotta with LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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On the occasion of this year's 35th European Film Awards and in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting the actress, director and screenwriter Margarethe von Trotta with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her outstanding body of work.   Margarethe von Trotta (photo: © Manfred Breuersbrock/Heimatfilm) Born in Berlin, Margarethe von Trotta grew up with her mother in the German city of Dü...
 

 

Directors of Time is Eternal enjoying their big wins at La Jolla and Hot Springs Fest

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Bayou Bennet and Daniel Lir with the award for Hotsprings Womens Festival and from La Jolla   We also won awards at:  Style, Experimental Fashion Film Festival: Best Production Design International Film Festival of Crete & Awards Best Fiction Film Paris Film Festival-Best Women's Empowerment Short Wordfest Houston Bronze Remi Fantasy Film.    ...
 

 

Danny Huston joins Rupert Sanders' reimagining of The Crow

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Danny Huston  - photo credit Ari Michelson.  Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, Clash of the Titans franchise, The Aviator) has joined the cast of Rupert Sanders’ reimagining of The Crow starring Bill Skarsgård (It franchise, Eternals, Deadpool 2) and FKA twigs (Honeyboy).  New Cast: Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, Clash of the Titans franchise, The Aviator) Title: The Crow Director: Rupert Sanders (Foundation, Ghost in the Shell, Snow White and T...
 

 

Godfrey Reggio to receive SFiFF Lifetime Achievement Award

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Godfrey Reggio to receive SFiFF Lifetime Achievement AwardAward-Winning filmmaker Godfrey Reggio will receive the Santa Fe International Film Festival (SFiFF) Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival's 14th edition, presented this upcoming October Award-Winning filmmaker Godfrey Reggio will receive the Santa Fe International Film Festival (SFiFF) Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival's 14th edition, presented this upcoming October. The Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony...
 

 

TIFF announces Empire of Light director Sam Mendes as recipient of TIFF Ebert Director Award

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Photo credit: Francois Duhemal /Searchlight Pictures Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, is thrilled to announce that Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Sam Mendes will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Award. The TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI will return to an in-person gala fundraiser during the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 11 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  TIFF will be presenting the Canadian Premiere of Mendes’ m...
 

 

Brendan Fraser honoured with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance at the 2022 TIFF Tribute Awards

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Photo credit: Chad Griffith /A24 Films Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, is delighted to announce that Brendan Fraser will receive the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance for his outstanding performance in The Whale. The TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI will return to an in-person gala fundraiser during the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 11 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The TIFF Tribute Award for Performance is presented by IMDbPro. With a ...
 

 

Audience Award - Be Part of the Jury!

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All selected short films will participate in the competition for the Audience Award after they are uploaded on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. The award is determined by Internet viewers using a voting tool. The film in each category with the highest number of voting will receive the Audience Award. Be part of the public voting jury - visit our website, watch films and vote on: https://iff.cittador.com You can submit your short film!   ...
 

Bruno Chatelin joins the jury of the second edition of the Hope International Film Festival (HIFF)

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Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com co founder and editor joins the jury of the second edition of the Hope International Film Festival (HIFF)  Hope International Film Festival (HIFF) will take place September 27-October 5, 2022.   ...
 

 

 

VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

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...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... 

 

 

FILMS IN FOCUS ...      

The Departed by Martin Scorsese Closing film of the 6th edition of Film Noir au Canal

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The Departed by Martin Scorsese screens this Sunday, August 21   Film Noir au Canal is proud to announce its neo-noir pick for the 2022 season: The Departed (2006) by Martin Scorsese, presented as the closing film of this edition. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, the four-time Academy Award-winning film will be screened outdoors this Sunday, August 21 at Saint-Patrick Square, at the corner of Wellington and Saint-Patrick streets.   The evening will begin a...
 

 

Dis­cov­er the films pre­sent­ed in The Deauville "Pre­mieres" sec­tion,

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Dis­cov­er the films pre­sent­ed in « The Pre­mieres » sec­tion, dur­ing the 48th edi­tion of the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Festival :  ALICE by Krystin Ver Linden ARMAGEDDON TIME by James Gray  AT THE GATES by Augus­tus Meleo Bern­stein BLONDE by Andrew Dominik BLOOD by Brad Ander­son CALL JANE by Phy...
 

 

Prime Video dévoile le planning de diffusion de sa série événement Le Seigneur des Anneaux : Les Anneaux de Pouvoir

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  Le compte à rebours commence : la série événement de Prime Video sera lancée le mois prochain.   Prime Video a confirmé aujourd'hui que les deux premiers épisodes de Le Seigneur des Anneaux : Les Anneaux de Pouvoir seront diffusés le 2 septembre. Les autres épisodes seront diffusés chaque semaine, à raison d'un épisode par semaine. Les épisodes seront lancés en même te...
 

 

Presented by the Napa Valley Film Festival, the Three Film Series Includes a Three Course Dinner Inspired by Each Film

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 The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced a special event in the town of Calistoga that brings together food, wine and film. Cinema Calistoga will be three special screenings including a dinner inspired by the film. The series kicks off Wednesday night with “Big Night” starring Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub (September 7), “The Trip to Spain” starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (September 8) and &ldquo...
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'Fácil', an original Movistar Plus+ series, to screen at San Sebastian Festival

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The five episodes of ‘Fácil’ will premiere on September 20 at the Movistar Plus+ Gala Fácil, an original Movistar Plus+ series, in collaboration with Destrucción y Salvación, will screen at San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition, on September 20, at the Movistar Plus+ Gala in the Kursaal 2. The series, created by Anna R. Costa, produced by Sandra Hermida and starring Natalia de Molina, Anna Castillo, Anna Marchessi and Coria Castillo, will have its...
 

30.08.2022 | SanSebastian's blog

Jason Reitman’s Live Read will return to TIFF

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The Toronto International Film Festival® today revealed that Jason Reitman’s Live Read will return to the Festival for an all-star event featuring a surprise cast. This year, the Montreal-born filmmaker will present a surprise screenplay in honour of his father, Ivan Reitman. The live read is a unique event in which classic movie scripts are read by contemporary actors. A beloved film will be performed for audiences in a one-take read-through with Reitman...
 

550 venues have signed up to participate in National Cinema Day in the UK September 3

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NATIONAL CINEMA DAY – £3 CINEMA TICKETS COMING TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU   On Saturday 3 September, cinemas across the UK will be offering everyone the chance of a cinema visit from just £3 under the banner of National Cinema Day.   Over 550 venues have signed up to participate in the event, including all of the major UK cinema operators and a wide range of smaller cinema operators and venues.   Echoing the success of similar ‘cinema day’ events o...
 

29.08.2022 | Editor's blog

Zero Gravity wins The Award of excellence Special Mention at Accolade Competition

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  Thomas Verrette (USA), Zero Gravity, Doc Feature – Deft direction, excellent production and skillful pacing bring to life the story of a diverse group of middle-school students from California who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station. Thoroughly engaging and poignant stories of the special kids whose lives are changed by the challenge. ...
 

29.08.2022 | Zero Gravity's blog

Origami In the Garden, Barbara Bentree's newest doc wins Accolade Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature

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Barbara Bentree (USA), ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN, Documentary Feature wins at Accolade Global Film Competition - August session    ...
 

                                                         

Vimeo is teaming up with Meta Business Suite

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Get ready, marketers. We’re changing the way you work.  What if you could create and add video to your Facebook ads, Instagram posts, and media library directly within Meta Business Suite? No more managing workflows across multiple tools. Plus, say goodbye to downloading video assets from other apps and re-uploading over and over. We’ve combined the firepower of Meta with what we do best — ya know, video —  to build a first-of-its-kind conduit for busin...
 

                                  

LES CINQ DIABLES THE FIVE DEVILS by French director Léa Mysius will close FNC 51st edition

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LES CINQ DIABLES   THE FIVE DEVILS by French director Léa Mysius will close its 51st edition on October 15 at the Cinéma Impérial. Five years after receiving the FNC Louve d’or for Ava, Léa Mysius reaffirms her protean talent with a strong second feature that dips into fantasy as it rides the twists and turns of the storyline, which Mysius also co-wrote. A luminous tale brought to life by a standout cast carried by Adè...
 

 

Audience Award - Be Part of the Jury!

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All selected short films will participate in the competition for the Audience Award after they are uploaded on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. The award is determined by Internet viewers using a voting tool. The film in each category with the highest number of voting will receive the Audience Award. Be part of the public voting jury - visit our website, watch films and vote on: https://iff.cittador.com You can submit your short film!   ...
 

 

The Departed by Martin Scorsese Closing film of the 6th edition of Film Noir au Canal

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The Departed by Martin Scorsese screens this Sunday, August 21   Film Noir au Canal is proud to announce its neo-noir pick for the 2022 season: The Departed (2006) by Martin Scorsese, presented as the closing film of this edition. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, the four-time Academy Award-winning film will be screened outdoors this Sunday, August 21 at Saint-Patrick Square, at the corner of Wellington and Saint-Patrick streets.   The evening will begin a...

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MISMFF 2022, 06: Sweat, anxiety, sleepless nights and dedicated hard work

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  MISMFF 2022, 06: Sweat, anxiety, sleepless nights and dedicated hard work A film festival cannot be held without a team of dedicated organisers and workers. Many of them spend sleepless nights, are at a high level of anxiety months before the event and spend sleepless nights, once the inauguration date approaches. This is true of the Mestia International Short & Mountain Film Festival (MISMFF) too. And if the team is relatively small, as is the case at MISMFF, the responsibilities a...

MISMFF 2022, 05: Silence! Here comes the Founder-Director, Dr. Khatuna Khundadze: Exclusive interview, by Siraj Syed

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MISMFF 2022, 05: Silence! Here comes the Founder-Director, Dr. Khatuna Khundadze: Exclusive interview, by Siraj Syed       Q.: How was the first festival conceived and why? A: If you are in Georgia, in Mestia, and standing on the Terrace Theatre, the first word that come to you will be “mountain”. In Georgia, and in the Caucasus, there was no mountain film festival. I, and my partner, Gegi Paliani, there should be a mountain film festival, and so ...
 

 

MISMFF 2022, 04: Announcing the Jury for the 2022 film festival

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MISMFF 2022, 04: Announcing the Jury for the 2022 film festival With the Mestia International Short & Mountain Film Festival a fortnight away, we present the esteemed Jury that will officiate this year, and pick the winners. HERVÉ SCHNEID, ACE. Award-winning editor, Hervé Schneid is one of the most respected editors working in films today. He has collaborated with a number of directors, including Sally Potter, Lars Von Trier, Mike Figgis, Regis Wargnier, Bille August, Jea...
 

 

MISMFF 2022, 03: The 2021 five-member Jury, which makes way for the 2022 five

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MISMFF 2022, 03: The 2021 five-member Jury, which makes way for the 2022 five An eminent five-member Jury judged the entries at the Mestia International Short & Mountain Film Festival (MISMFF) last year. As usual, judging is an onerous, albeit honourable, task. These were the five. You will meet the 2022 Jury in this column. Just wath this space. ...

MISMFF 2022, 02: Georgia’s rich film heritage and list of 2021 festival winners

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MISMFF 2022, 02: Georgia’s rich film heritage and list of 2021 festival winners While the countdown has begun for the second Mestia International Short & Mountain Film Festival (MISMFF), some interesting facts about Georgia deserve mention. Documentary films have been made in Georgia since 1908, though the first feature was made in 1916. There was a period when 150 feature films and documentaries were shot a year, in a country of merely five million people. Indians were really exp...
 

 

MISMFF 2022, 01: Film fest returns to the Mysterious, Magical Mountains of Mestia, Georgia

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MISMFF 2022, 01: Film fest returns to the Mysterious, Magical Mountains of Mestia, Georgia Confession: I had not heard about Mestia at all till I learnt about the Mestia International Short & Mountain Film Festival (MISMFF). And it is already in its second edition! So, where is Mestia? Mestia is a municipality, a ‘townlet’ in western Georgia, in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. Mestia, as well as the whole Svaneti, has a very old history. Distinguished by its amazing, beauti...
 

 

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

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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

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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!

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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...

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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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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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The American French Film Festival dévoile sa sélection documentaire

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L' Étrange Festival dévoile sa sélection de 54 courts en compétition

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Talents Adami Cinéma 2023 : les candidatures sont ouvertes !

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Prime Video dévoile le dernier trailer de la série Le Seigneur des Anneaux : Les Anneaux de Pouvoir

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