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Hot titles on Reykjavik InternationalFilm Festival

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  Dear RIFFers, This year's program is in its final stages and many great films have been confirmed. RIFF focuses on summarizing the films that have attracted a lot of attention in recent seasons and can today report on three films on the program this fall that are nominated for the European Film Awards 2022, which will be presented in Harpa in December.   ...
 

The Denver Film Festival is back for its 45th year this November!

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With Opening Night scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Festival will run through Nov. 13 with a full lineup of in-person Red Carpet presentations, feature-length film screenings, documentaries, shorts, music videos, and episodic content, as well as immersive and virtual reality programming, events, panels, parties, and industry guests. Screenings, events, and entertainment will be held at venues throughout the city, including the Sie FilmCenter, E...
 

02.09.2022 | Editor's blog

Toronto International Film Festival announces 2022 Award categories

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People’s Choice, IMDbPro Short Cuts, Canada Goose Amplify Voices, and Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Awards  The Toronto International Film Festival® is delighted to announce its Award categories for 2022. All awards will be announced on September 18 at an Awards Breakfast at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Details to follow in the coming weeks. “Awards are a part of the film industry’s ecosystem, and TIFF’s annual awards are committed to celebrating creativity, ...
 

The 66th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) announced the full programme line-up

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THE 66th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL IN CINEMAS FROM 5-16 OCTOBER Opening with the World Premiere of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL Closing with European Premiere of Rian Johnson’s GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY American Express Gala is the European Premiere of Sam Mendes’ EMPIRE OF LIGHT   The Festival also announces: A dynamic and vibrant programme of 164 feature films from around the world (with all films screening to UK audiences for the first time, in...
 

Porto Femme International Film Festival returns for its 5th celebration of women filmmakers

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  Porto Femme has been busy working on the 5th edition of the Porto Femme International Film Festival.  This year’s edition will take place from the 12th to the 17th of September  in different locations of Porto. We will be releasing the Official Selection and the Program in the upcoming days, pay attention to our social networks (instagram and facebook) to keep track! But we can give you a small tease about what to expect… ...
 

01.09.2022 | Editor's blog

Catalina Film Festival announced their 12th annual celebration of film returns Sept. 21-25

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  COASTAL FEST FEATURES 200+ FILMS, INDUSTRY MASTERCLASSES, LION’S DEN FILM FINANCE PITCH  Festival Launches on the Mainland at Scottish Rite in Long Beach 9/21-22, Sets Sail to Catalina Island for Destination Weekend 9/23-25   Catalina Film Festival announced their 12th annual celebration of film returns to the mainland in Long Beach at the Scottish Rite Cultural Center on Wednesday - Thursday Sept. 21-22, then sets sail to its namesake Catalina Island for a destinati...
 

01.09.2022 | Editor's blog

Göteborg Film Fund launches development grants for filmmakers working in Ukraine

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Göteborg Film Fund 2022 celebrates supported Ukrainian film Luxembourg, Luxembourg in Venice and Toronto, hands out pitching awards in Khartoum and announces new development grant programme for Ukraine. In September Göteborg Film Fund is opening the call for submissions for development grants for filmmakers working within Ukraine. The support scheme is part of a bigger programme for Ukraine, with residency filmmakers now working in Sweden, as well as support for dissemination a...

 

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Argentinian director Gaspar Noé guest of honor at the Lucca Film Festival

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Gaspar Noé will be the protagonist of a masterclass and a complete retrospective and will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. International feature and short films, guests, but also exhibitions, music and meetings. fonte immagine: Wikimedia Commons - Autore: Picasa Argentinian director, screenwriter, editor and producer Gaspar Noé will be one of the guests of honor at the Lucca Film Festival, leading event of the Italian cultural scene ta...
 

02.09.2022 | Editor's blog

Venezia'22: Alberto Barbera in Conversation with Edouard Waintrop about the Future of Film Festivals

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THE FUTURE OF FILM FESTIVALS – THROUGH THE EYES OF ALBERTO BARBERA & EDOUARD WAINTROP A visionary panel discussion between the Director of Venice International Film Festival and the French cinema critic & jury member of ‘Orizzonti’ Venice (Italy), 31/08/2022 – Thélios, the LVMH eyewear expert and eyewear sponsor of Venice International Film Festival, is pleased to host an inspiring discussion at their institutional Suite in the Hotel Excelsior on Septemb...
 

Venezia'22: Tessa Thompson in Miss DIOR

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TESSA THOMPSON, AMERICAN ACTRESS, IS WEARING DIOR SUNGLASSES 79TH VENICE FILM FESTIVAL  MISSDIOR - CD40094U Thélios is the official eyewear sponsor of 79th Venice International Film Festival – Biennale Credit: Daniele Venturelli ...
 

Michelle Yeoh to receive inaugural TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award at the 2022 TIFF Tribute Awards

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  Photo credit: Thomas Laisne/Getty Images for Richard Mille Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, is delighted to announce that celebrated actor Michelle Yeoh will receive the inaugural TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award presented by BVLGARI. 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.  "Michelle Yeoh is the de...
 

Sundance takes Press Inclusion Initiatives to cultivate a more representative press corps at the Sundance Film Festival

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The 2023 Sundance Film Festival Press Inclusion Initiative (PII) application for the 2023 Festival (January 19-29, 2023) opens today, August 31.   The Press Inclusion Initiative, our effort to cultivate a more representative press corps at the Sundance Film Festival, returns this year by providing multi-faceted support to journalists from underrepresented communities: specifically, critics who identify as BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+, and/or people with disabilities. For thos...
 

02.09.2022 | Sundance's blog

Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 13th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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JENNIFER FOX RETURNS TO PRODUCE 13TH GOVERNORS AWARDS Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 13th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Janet Yang announced today.  It is her fourth time producing the event.  Honorary Awards will be presented to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Fairmont Cen...
 

TIM BURTON will receive the Lumière Award 2022 in Lyon

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  © Leah Gallo   He is a visionary, an aesthete, a master of styles, who has given the world of cinema a universe of rare coherence with an unprecedented impact on popular culture. The director, screenwriter, producer, storyteller and poet of boundless imagination, Tim Burton, will receive the 14th Lumière Award this autumn in Lyon, during the Lumière Film Festival, to be held October 15 to 23, 2022.   Watch the clip   He is an artist who has g... 

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... 

 

 

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Films in Venice Currently Without Sales Agent

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Venice Production Bridge will be happy to send you the list of titles in the official line up and the collateral sections of the 79th Venice International Film Festival that do not yet have international sales representation. Current rights holders may be contacted for details. Synposis's and trailers (when available) have been supplied by the producers.    Venice Production Bridge : vpboffice@labiennale.org ...
 

Filmmakers under Attack: Taking Stock, Taking Action panel and flashmob to raise attention at the 79th Venice Film Festival

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Filmmakers under Attack: Taking Stock, Taking Action: two initiatives in solidarity with the filmmakers who have been arrested or jailed around the world this past year: an international panel (Saturday 3 September, 3:30 pm, Casinò) a flash-mob on the red carpet (Friday 9 September, 4:30 pm) / In collaboration with ICFR – International Coalition Filmmakers at Risk   La Biennale di Venezia announces two initiatives at the 79th Venice International Fi...
 

Cinema for schoolchildren returns to the Velodrome to talk about robotics

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The film chosen in collaboration with the Donostia International Physics Center is ‘Terra Willy: Planeta ezezaguna’ (Terra Willy: Unexplored Planet), which will screen dubbed into Basque Thousands of girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 11 will return to the Velodrome to enjoy the screening of a film bridging the gap between the cinema and science in an activity co-organised by the San Sebastian Festival, the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and the Filmoteca Vasca...
 

02.09.2022 | SanSebastian's blog

Be scared: the third trimester of Nosferatu Zinemaldia 70 returns

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Eleven films that were part of the San Sebastian Festival programme between 1988 and 2010 will be screened until December in the Nosferatu 'Zinemaldia 70' season to return in October   The Nosferatu season dedicated to San Sebastian Festival's 70th anniversary (1953-2022), started in January of this year with the scre...
 

02.09.2022 | SanSebastian's blog

The world premiere of ‘Marlowe’ to close San Sebastien

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The world premiere of ‘Marlowe’ to close the Official Selection with the presence of Neil Jordan, Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger The film will screen out of competition following the closing gala on September 24 Marlowe, the film by Neil Jordan bringing the famous private eye back to the screen, will close the Official Selection of San Sebastian Festival's 70th edition. On September 24, the Kursaal Auditorium will host the world premiere of the film, to be attended by the ...
 

02.09.2022 | SanSebastian's blog

Competition winners confirmed for IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger

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    IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger 14 oktober to 16 oktober 2023 First titles announced for a weekend of screenings on October 14, 15 and 16.   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the first confirmed titles to screen at IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger – a weekend of screenings from October 14 to 16 at Cinerama Filmtheater and LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.  The winners of the Tiger, Big Screen and Ammodo Tiger Short competitions will sc...
 

Arab Cinema Center launches the 17th edition of the Arab Film Magazine,

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The magazine celebrates Palestinian Cinema and honors women of the industry Iconic star Youssra writes in 17th edition of Arab Cinema Magazine   Arab Cinema Center launches the 17th edition of the Arab Film Magazine, whose editor in chief is American film expert Colin Brown, as part of its activities at Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals. “In this edition, the magazine continues  its campaigns to celebrate the history of Palestinian cinema and pay tribute to t...
 

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    ...

'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...
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Cinequest In Person / Feature Film Premieres and AWARDS

 

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CINEQUEST FESTIVALS WRAP & ANNOUNCE AWARDS Cinequest Virtual + In Person 2022 Award Wiinners   Renowned as the future of film and a bastion of film & media-tech discovery, Cinequest wrapped its In-Person Film Festival in the Silicon Valley. Previously this year, Cinequest's groundbreaking virtual event called Cinejoy served the globe online. Combined the Cinequest Festivals presented 107 Feature & 108 Short World & U.S. Film Premieres with 701 artists presenting, and ...
 

 

Venice Film Festival Audience Award - Armani beauty

 

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La Biennale di Venezia 79th Venice International Film Festival Audience Award - Armani beauty for Best Film in the Orizzonti Extra section   The Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia will again present the Audience Award to the best film in the Orizzonti Extra section, now in its second year, with the support of the main sponsor of the Festival, Armani beauty.   The winner of the Audience Award  - Armani beauty will be decided by the votes cast by th...
 

 

Return to Eden by Jeff Gross wins the Audience Award

 

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3rd International Crete Film Fiction Festival Awards 2022 https://issuu.com/liontomitsos/docs/programma-2022-festival-ierapetras-kriti ...
 

 

Look who WON the Santa Barbara International Summer Screenplay Awards

 

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Announcing the 2022 Summer Competition Winners! In another very competitive season, these three writers have won cash prizes, engraved trophies, free memberships at Inktip, Moviebytes, and SellingYourScreenplay.com...     ...

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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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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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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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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
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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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