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Cinema Danieli – An Unforgettable Story - best party in Venice in honour of Julianne Moore

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Cinema Danieli – An Unforgettable Story -  was hosted by the Variety magazine and the Hotel Danieli   By Alice Kanterian The best party takes place in Venice just before the Mostra del Cinema starts. The evening, titled this year “Cinema Danieli – An Unforgettable Story,” has become a huge success and a festival tradition dating back 13 years. The event is dedicated to the head of the jury, hosted and promoted by the Variety magazine in collaboration with t...
 

 

Filmfestivals.com says Goodbye Venice...for now

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And thank You Alberto! Alice Kanterian (filmfestivals.com correspondant in Venice) on the red carpet with festival director Alberto Barbera at the closing of the Venice International Film Festival. With Alice Diop: Such a huge pleasure to receivethis award from Julianne Moore (Golden Lion Grand Jury Prize)     ...
 

 

Soudade Kaadan’s NEZOUH Grabs Two Awards at Venice International Film Festival

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Armani Audience Award and Lanterna Magica Award   Feature film NEZOUH by Soudade Kaadan and starring Kinda Alloush has won two awards at the closing ceremony of the 79th Venice International Film Festival, which was held on Saturday September 10. The film, which landed its world premiere at the Orizzonti Extra competition, nabbed the Audience Award presented by Armani Beauty, the festival’s main sponsor, making it the first Arab film to receive it and Lanterna Magica Award, presente...
 

 

VIDEO: wrap of The Better World Fund events in Venice

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The Better World Fund took part at the 79th Venice Film Festival with: Gala Dinner, Award Ceremony and Conference on “Consciousness, Health & Sustainability” on September 8th & 9th     It took place in Venice, during the 79th Venice Film Festival, the 2 days event with Gala Dinner, Award Ceremony and Conference: “Consciousness, Health and Sustainability,” on September 8th & 9th 2022 organized by Better World Fund,...
 

Alice in Venice : snapshots from Venice 79

 

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With Alberto Barbera Venice Festival Director With Leila Hatami With Alice Diop after she won her silver Lion for Saint Omer and Luigi de Laurentis award for a debut film. The Premio Giovanna Arrighi to Alice Kanterian "Alice is a cosmopolitan journalist who has always paid great attention to the evolution of cinema and the cultural and social sides of both small and large-scale Festivals; her continuous and impassioned research always succeeds in grasping the ess...
 

 

Venice 79 wrapped leaving divine memories

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What a wonderful festival edition,  we hope you enjoyed, in case you missed some of it here is our wrap edition.     Venice 79 Awards revealed The VENEZIA 79 Jury, chaired by Julianne Moore and comprised of Mariano Cohn, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Audrey Diwan, Leila Hatami, Kazuo Ishiguro and Rodrigo Sorogoyen, having viewed all 23 films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LIO...
 

Monica, actor Trace Lysette, la_Biennale di Venezia’22 cinema, sketch by Nesta Morgan

 

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Trace Lysette, actor in Monica at La-Biennale di Venezia'22 interview illustration by Nesta Morgan Venice Film Festival ...

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'Blonde', surprise film at the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition: Ana de Armas and Andrew Dominik attending

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Ana de Armas and Andrew Dominik to present 'Blonde', surprise film at the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition The surprise film at the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition is Blonde, the portrait of Marilyn Monroe based on the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. The screening of the film, to run this Saturday 24 at 19:00 in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, will be attended by its leading lady, the actress Ana de Armas, together with its director, Andrew Dominik. P...
 

 

Juliette Binoche dedicates the Donostia Award to silence, ''a faithful travelling companion''

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The actress received the accolade from Isabel Coixet Juliette Binoche received the first of the two Donostia Awards at the 70th San Sebastian Festival tonight at the Kursaal. The French actress received the Festival's highest honorary accolade from Isabel Coixet and the ceremony was followed by the screening of Avec amour et acharnement / Both Sides of The Blade, directed by Claire Denis. In her thank you speech, Binoche recalled the members of her family and friends, her acquaintances, ...
 

 

Mia Hansen-Løve, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and John Banville to visit the San Sebastian Festival

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Isabel Coixet and Gaspar Noé to present the Donostia Award to Juliette Binoche and David Cronenberg, respectively French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve, Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Irish writer John Banville join the list of personalities who will be visiting the 70th San Sebastian Festival over the next few days. After having competed with Eden in the Official Selection (2014) and being selected for Perlak with L’avenir /&nb...
 

 

Spanish Screenings on Tour 2022 will run at Ventana Sur between 28 November and 2 December

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Spanish Screenings on Tour presents the details of its first edition and announces its new awards at the San Sebastian Festival The Spanish Screenings themed calls for submissions will include selected projects by the Sitges Festival, Weird, Abycine Lanza and Conecta Fiction       Today, at the San Sebastian Festival, a complete rundown of Spanish Screenings on Tour was given with the presence of Beatriz Navas, Director General of the ICAA, Pablo Conde, D...
 

 

The San Sebastian Festival recognises the work of SADE Cines with an honorary Silver Shell

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  Today, September 14, the San Sebastian Festival presented an honorary Silver Shell to the company SADE Cines in recognition of its collaboration with the Festival down through the years. The Sociedad Anónima de Deportes y Espectáculos, popularly known by its acronym, the SADE, was born on 28 December 1925, result of the merger between the companies Vicente Mendizábal e hijos and Príncipe Films. In 1953, when the Festival held its first edition, the SADE was a...
 

 

Very strong reception for Prison 77 spanish film opening San Sebastian 70th edition

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I have been impressed by the warmth of the audience welcome to the red carpet show. Young people mostly and very loud. The opening ceremony offered as surprise guests some of the performers of the inagural 1st edition of the festival, commenting 70 years later about their emotions and memories of that special moment. Bruno Chatelin Actress Loreto Mauleón joined the actor and director Paco León to present the opening gala of the San Sebastian Festival’s 70th edition on Frid...
 

 

Glenn Close cancelled her visit to the San Sebastian Film Festival, Matías Mosteirín serves as president of the jury

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The US actress will not be able to travel to San Sebastian due to a family emergency The actress Glenn Close has had to cancel her visit to San Sebastian Festival at the last minute due to a family emergency. The Argentinian producer Matías Mosteirín will be the president of the jury. Close conveyed to the Festival her regrets for not being able to attend a duty to which she felt very committed. Just last week, the star of Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons posted a video ...

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TIFF Interview with Mani Haghighi, director od Substraction

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SUBTRACTION   TIFF 2022   With Director: Mani Haghighi   By Eammanuel Itier Who am I? This is the key question raised this beautiful and impactful movie by prolific Iranian actor and director: Manni Haghighi. With an incredible textured and multi-level of understanding, maestro Haghighi explore the notion of duality, of identity, and what it takes to achieve “oneness” within. This film is a high octane and suspenseful drama thriller that will put oneself on th...
 

 

TIFF Interview with the director of "THE TASTE OF APPLES IS RED" Ehab Tarabieh

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THE TASTE OF APPLES IS RED   TIFF 2022   With Director: Ehab Tarabieh   By Emmanuel Itier   An important peace activist and philosopher, A.J Muste, wrote: “There is no way to peace, Peace is the Way”. Ehab Tarabieh is embracing this philosophy with his new film, ‘The Taste of Apple is Red’, and how we can transform conflict into peace, how peace has to become the new state of mind, of consciousness, so we can move forward onto a planet of &ld...
 

 

TIFF Interview with the director of To Kill a Tiger

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TO KILL A TIGER   TIFF 2022   With director: Nisha Pahuja By Emmanuel Itier “To kill a tiger” is to kill the inequality that still exist in most parts of India for young girls. Talented director Nisha Pahuja takes us on a journey of acceptance, of resilience and of deep change. Such is the power of documentaries to become the political voice of the injustice still enslaving a too large population around the world and in India as it’s so beautifully and so mo...
 

 

TIFF Interview with the director of " The People's Joker"

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THE PEOPLE’S JOKER   TIFF 2022   With director Vera Drew   By Emmanuel Itier Who am I? What am I, truly and really? Would the World accept me as such? These are crucial question asked by brilliant and inspired director Vera Drew. Whether you are a transgender or not, like me, one can only applaud the initiative endeavor of her film, ‘The People’s joker’, giving you the faith, the force, the power to follow your destiny, to achieve the vision you ha...

 

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Visual Artist Eva Lanska's Works Spotlighted at ITSLIQUID Group’s Venice Art Fair

 

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As part of ITSLIQUID Group’s Venice Art Fair, that took place for September 8/9 – 30, 2022 at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello and Palazzo Bembo, a special focus was placed on short art films. This year, the popular event, already in its 15th year, featured the short film by London-based, Israeli female visual artist Eva Lanska . A special opening reception was held on September 9 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Palazzo Bembo. Eva Lanska Attends 'Blonde' Premiere at Bienna...
 

 

Cittador International Film Festival has live screening!

 

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The live screening of the Cittador Film Festival 2022 will be held in the beautiful Studio Kino Lugner City Vienna on December 27, 2022. We show premiered short films up to 10 minutes in length. Entries are possible until December 15, 2022.  More info on:https://iff.cittador.com and on https://filmfreeway.com/CittadorInternationalFilmFestival   ...
 

 

„When the Woodlark sings“ on the Top Film Awards – Tokyo!

 

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Our film “When the Woodlark Sings” was selected at the Top Film Awards in Tokyo! Here are results: Nominee – Best Feature; Nominee – Best Original Idea; Winner – Best Actress (Valentina Himmelbauer), Nominee – No Budget Spirit. We are happy and grateful! Watch the film trailer on Youtube with English subtitles: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 More information about the film: https://heidelerche-film.cittador.com  ...
 

 

 

The program "Odesa-Warsaw: Ukrainian Competition" includes 11 full-length and 7 short films

 

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The programme of the National Competition of the 13th Odesa International Film Festival has been announced   The National competition programme of the 13th Odesa International Film Festival will be held within the framework of the Warsaw International Film Festival under the name "Odesa-Warsaw: Ukrainian Competition". It included 11 feature films: “A Rising Fury”, dir. Lesya Kalynska, Ruslan Batytskyi, Ukraine/USA/Norway, 2022 “A RISING FURY&r...
 

"A Compassionate Spy" to open Chicago Festival October 12

 

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  Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm at the Music Box Theatre      Steve James' A Compassionate Spy...
 

 

AAIFF 2022 - Asian American Independent Film Festival

 

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Asian CineVision founded the Asian American Independent Film Festival in 1977 which turned into the nation’s longest running film festival for the best independent productions from the Asian diaspora and overseas. The festival is in New York City, the second largest Asian-American market in the USA. Running from August 3- 13, 2022, AAIFF its 45th year and embraced the hybrid format with in-person screenings at the Asia Society and online streaming nationally and globally. AAIFF has maint...
 

 

Surfalorus starts Sunday

 

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  The 11th annual Surfalorus Film Festival starts Sunday! This four-day celebration of coastal North Carolina surf culture is coming to the Outer Banks - September 18-21, 2022 and coincides with the Eastern Surf Championships! Watch the groms, catch a few waves, and then spend the night watching rad movies! You can still buy your all access pass now for only $25 or check out any film by just dropping by Jennette's Pier. Presented by North Carolina Aquariuams through a partnership betwe...
 

 

Full programme revealed for IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger

 

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Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition, Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2022 selections to screen in Rotterdam from October 14 – 16.   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the full programme for its return to cinemas from October 14 to 16 2022. Cinerama Filmtheater and LantarenVenster will host screenings of films selected for the festival's 51st edition three competitions, which were previously only made available to press and industry on...
 

 

 

 

Warsaw Film Festival announcing first titles for the 38th edition

 

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    Every September comes the day when we share the work of our team with you. We watched the submitted films for many months, and now, just today, we are starting to announce the program of the 38th WFF. We will do this gradually, section by section, until a press conference on Thursday, September 29, where we will reveal which films will be in the International Competition. On the same day, online ticket sales will start. The festival itself will start on Friday, October 14th and ...
 

 

30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is now open for submissions!

 

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From April 25 to 30, 2023, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The festival focuses on artistic animated film as well as innovative interactive and transmedia works. Comprehensive film and competition programs as well as curated supporting programs guarantee exciting and extraordinary inspirations and insights. During six days, the ITFS invites to Stuttgart to discover the richness and productivity of animated film and meet its acto...
 

 

„When the Woodlark Sings” on the Film Festival NewFilmmakers New York!

 

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Our film “When the Woodlark Sings” was selected at the Newfilmmakers New York 2022 in the category Best Feature and received the status of Semi-finalist! Watch the film trailer on Youtube with English subtitles: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 For further information about the film, please visit our film-website: https://heidelerche-film.cittador.com    ...
 

 

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Cairo Film Fest (CIFF) to Honor Hungarian Film Legend Béla Tarr with its Lifetime Achievement Award

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Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) revealed that the world-renowned film director Béla Tarr will be receiving its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the festival’s 44th edition (13 – 22 November). Hussein Fahmy, President of Cairo International Film Festival, commented: “Béla Tarr is heralded as one of the cinematic world’s greatest innovators whose extensive repertoire includes several master piece fi...

 

Remembering Godard and impressive body of work

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Godard (shot in 1968) The New Wave rebel hero died this week and chose the date September 13 Feature films he directed The list excludes multi-director anthology films to which Godard has contributed shorts. 1960 Breathless 1961 A Woman Is a Woman 1962 My Life to Live 1963 The Little Soldier 1963 The Carabineers 1963 Contempt 1964 Band of Outsiders 1964 A Married Woman ...
 

 

Honorary Guests of RIFF 2022

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  Albert Serra is a Catalan artist and filmmaker born in 1975 in Spain. He is well known for his theatre and cinema work as a writer, director and producer. European myths, history and literature are recurrent themes in his works. He has been diligent in filmmaking since 2004 and has made award-winning movies, such as Honour of the Knights (2007), The Death of Louis XIV (2016), Story of My Death (2013), which won the Golden Leopard, ...
 

 

Film Fest Gent honours Mark Isham with album release 'Mark Isham: Music for Film'

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      Each year, Film Fest Gent puts film music and composers in the spotlight with an album release. This time around, Film Fest Gent is proud to present the new album 'Mark Isham: Music for Film'. Guest of honour at the 2022 World Soundtrack Awards, Mark Isham has been one of the most versatile film composers of the past four decades. Equally known for his electronic music, his jazz work and trumpet performances, he has created numerous memorable scores for a ...
 

 

Paolo Sorrentino to preside over the jury of the Marrakech International Film Festival, taking place from 11 to 19 November 2022

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The 19th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival takes place from 11 to 19 November 2022 PAOLO SORRENTINO ©Claudio Porcarelli Italian director Paolo Sorrentino presides over the jury of the Marrakech International Film Festival, taking place from 11 to 19 November 2022. The jury awards the Étoile d’Or to one of the 14 first or second feature- length films in the festival’s international competition, which is dedicated to the discovery of filmmakers from ...
 

 

Jean-Luc Godard lives on at 49th edition Film Fest Gent: two films on FFG programme

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Archival image of Jean-Luc Godard from 'Godard seul le cinéma'   Monsieur le cinéma is no more. Jean-Luc Godard, the legendary director behind iconic films such as À bout de souffle (1960), Le mépris (1963) and Pierrot le fou (1965) has died at the age of 91. The body of work he leaves behind is immense, and above all: immortal. Moreover, the oeuvre made about the greatest modernist in cinema is, if anything, even greater. The 49th edition of 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... 

 

 

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Cittador International Film Festival has live screening!

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The live screening of the Cittador Film Festival 2022 will be held in the beautiful Studio Kino Lugner City Vienna on December 27, 2022. We show premiered short films up to 10 minutes in length. Entries are possible until December 15, 2022.  More info on:https://iff.cittador.com and on https://filmfreeway.com/CittadorInternationalFilmFestival   ...
 
 
 

Origami in the Garden premiere and Q&A at AFMX Albuquerque Film and Music Experience

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It was a great night. Thanks to everyone at AFMX for a wonderful screening and Q&A   with Kevin & Jennifer Box (artists) and Barbara Bentree (Director) & John Rangel (Producer) attending the screening of ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN FILM! At the beautiful Bank of America theatre in the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Its an artfilm, a lovestory, a reflection on Karma and a deep dive into origami and metal sculpture. A little something for everyone...
 

 

New Documentary Thirst Trap by Atlanta Filmmaker Sensei Chop Reveals Truth About ‘Water Boy' Culture

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Atlanta-born filmmaker and music artist Sensei Chop’s first film, the documentary Thirst Trap, has launched this month on Tubi, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming platforms. The film is currently being submitted to festivals. Chop directed, produced, wrote, edited, narrated and served as director of photography of the important film that sheds light on the ‘water boy’ culture in Atlanta, Georgia. The film features Meka Pless, the mother of Jalaani, her only son, a w...
 

 

 

Fall Films for Social Change: a season of socially active films

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We are also pleased to invite you to a private screening of Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life taking place on September 21st at 7pm. Please RSVP with this link. Also coming this Fall: We will be hosting an accessible screening and conversation with My Disability Roadmap and the Other Israel Film Festival will run November 3-10. Lineup coming soon!   And mark your calendars for Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival MLK weekend Janua...
 

 

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF)+Europe 2022 selection

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Six co-productions will each receive €60,000  / Stills from the selected projects The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is a curatorial fund dedicated to supporting filmmakers with a forward-looking artistic vision in every stage of the filmmaking process. The HBF has been especially helpful for filmmakers from countries where freedom of speech and a solid film infrastructure are lacking. The fund functions in tandem with IFFR's other industry initiatives to suppor...
 

 

FNC 51 unveils shorts line-up

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#FNC51 : THE SHORT FILM SELECTION UNVEILED! From October 5 to 16, festivalgoers will have a chance to discover over 100 short films from close to 30 countries at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma Moderne and Agora  in UQÀM's Cœur des Sciences. Audiences are also invited to the many special events honouring our homegrown filmmakers. Tickets will be on sale on Tuesday, September 20 at 5 p.m. ...
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The European Film Academy Honours Palestinian Director Elia Suleiman with the European Achievement in World Cinema Award

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It is a great pleasure for the European Film Academy to present the European Achievement in World Cinema Award to Elia Suleiman for his impressive dedication to cinema. Born in Nazareth, Palestinian writer, director, actor and producer Elia Suleiman started his career in New York where he shot two short films, INTRODUCTION TO THE END OF AN ARGUMENT (1991) and HOMAGE BY ASSASSINATION (1992), which won him numerous prizes.   In 1994, he moved to Jerusalem where the European Commission h...

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14th NYC Independent Film Festival 
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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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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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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 ...  
 

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Le Paris Podcast Festival revient pour une 5e édition 20 au 23 octobre à la Gaîté Lyrique, à Paris.

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Présentation du FIFMA 2022 : 39e édition du 30 novembre au 4 décembre 2022

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   1ER GRAND RENDEZ-VOUS LE MARDI 4 OCTOBRE :   LANCEMENT OFFICIEL DU DERNIER OUVRAGE DE JEAN-MARC ROCHETTE   ET PRÉSENTATION DES GRANDS RENDEZ-VOUS FIFMA  ©FIFMA Soirée événement le mardi 4 octobre ! Jean-Marc Rochette à choisi le FIFMA et Autrans pour le lancement officiel de son dernier roman graphique "La Dernière Reine". Une magnifique histoire qui relie, ou détache, l'homme de l'...
 

 

Rétrospective Francesco Rosi en 15 films à CINEMEDun cinéma engagé et très méditerranéen

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  Le cinéaste napolitain qui aurait eu 100 ans cette année mérite amplement une rétrospective de son œuvre engagée pour célébrer cet anniversaire ! Le chaos de l’occupation de Naples par les Américains en 1944 déclenche sa vocation mais c’est surtout sa rencontre avec Luchino Visconti sur le tournage de La Terre tremble dont il devient l’assistant metteur en scène, qui sera ...
 

 

 

Adieu Jean-Luc Godard

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  "Si un homme traversait le paradis en songe, qu’il reçût une fleur comme preuve de son passage et qu’à son réveil il trouvât cette fleur dans ses mains. Que dire alors ?  [Il] était cet homme"   Histoire(s) du cinéma, Jean-Luc Godard   Nous retenons ce bel hommage à Godard reçu du Festival FID Marseille que nous reproduisons avec plaisir et émotion!   ...
 

 

FNC51 : La programmation Courts Métrages 

 
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  Soixante ans après sa disparition, Marilyn reste un mystère à bien des égards. La femme derrière l'icône" de Ian Ayres et préfacé par Elsa Zylberstein - Sortie le 30/09 !   Quantité de questions n’ont jamais été élucidées. Ian Ayres, l’auteur de ce double projet ambitieux de film et de livre s’applique depuis de nombreuses années à comprendre qui était la vraie Marilyn, la femme qu...
 

 

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https://www.laconsciencedanstoussesetats.fr Contact : Delphine Collet Labroue : d.colletlab@gmail.com / 06 03 49 22 70 Conscience, éveil, connaissance de soi, perception de l’environnement, ouverture, présence, connexion... Longtemps méconnues, les pratiques qui s’intéressent à ces sujets sont aujourd’hui en plein essor. Cette...
 

 

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LES INATTENDUS 13ème édition La programmation est dévoilée, la bande-annonce et le site web vous attendent

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