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"I love the Russian people. That is why I have to tell you the truth.Please watch and share."  Schwarzenegger said in the video, posted by ATTN on Twitter   To my dear russian friends and the russian soldiers serving in Ukraine:  I am speaking to you today because there are things that are going on in the world that have been kept from you, terrible things that you should know about... Watch his video on twitter    
 

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Fantasporto 2022 : A look back at the program

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With the awards ceremony scheduled for tomorrow it is time to look back at the program of films and shorts which were featured at this year rainy filmfestival : rain brings more crowd into theatres which is also a positive thing. It slightly deprives you from the beauty of the city, buit thank god we have been here as a regular partner and we are now quite familiar with the city's assets.   ...
 

 

This friday in Fantasporto goodies and terror in the night

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH GRAND AUDITORIUM   16:00 CF/AN/OE Chicken of the Mound Xi Chen, 83' (Chi) – Fiction Scientific – vol leg. english ./ leg. port . – preview European Robots rule the Earth but no hide the nostalgia of humans what already no exist . and do what _ they did -- fight . machines infernals , crabs and humanoids , in a fabulous fictional animation _ scientific , selected for the Annecy Festival and the Ottawa Festival. 18:00 CF Night at the Eagl...
 

 

opening the week at Fantasporto Monday and Tuesday

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This Monday and Tuesday at Fantasporto 2022 WORLD PREVIEWS OF AMAZING FILMS, HIGHLIGHTING THE PORTUGUESE AMELINDA DE MIGUEL GOMES The program of this 42nd edition is very appetizing. Of the approximately 70 unpublished films and, in competition, selected, 26 are in WORLD AND EUROPEAN PREVIEW, an unprecedented number at a film festival in Portugal. This is clear if we look at the films already shown this weekend and those that will be shown this Monday and Tuesday, of which 6 are in World ...
 

 

Strong start for Fantasporto : the audience is back

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  After an opening of a great show and a lot of public that almost filled the Rivoli and where xxxHOLIC was shown in the world premiere in an Official Session preceded by an intervention by Beatriz Pacheco Pereira, founder and co-director of Fantasporto with Mário Dorminsky, a room with about than 500 people saw or rewatched Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER, in celebration of its 40th anniversary of its European premiere in 1982, also at FANTASPORTO, but in the old Carlos Alber...
 

 

Program for the opening week end at Fantasporto

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  42nd PORTO INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL RIVOLI THEATER   FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST GRAND AUDITORIUM   20:45 CF/OE Opening Session • Opening Night xxxHolic Mika Ninagawa, 110’ (Jap) – Fantastic/Manga – v. O. leg. english/leg. port. – World premiere A student named Watanuki wants a normal life. To get rid of what torments him, he is guided by a butterfly to a witch's shop which reads "I can fulfill any d...

Strong start for Fantasporto : the audience is back

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After an opening of a great show and a lot of public that almost filled the Rivoli and where xxxHOLIC was shown in the world premiere in an Official Session preceded by an intervention by Beatriz Pacheco Pereira, founder and co-director of Fantasporto with Mário Dorminsky, a room with about than 500 people saw or rewatched Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER, in celebration of its 40th anniversary of its European premiere in 1982, also at FANTASPORTO, but in the old Carlos Alber...
 

A lot on my plate at Fantasporto 2022 - special edition with an Ukrainian focus - Check our live coverage

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Filmfestivals.com returns as FANTASPORTO partner and looks forward to catching up with the beautiful city and 55 films in Portuguese Première in the 3 competitions   FANTASPORTO 2022 PRESENTS 25 EUROPEAN AND WORLD PREMIÈRES, A RECORD NUMBER IN PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVALS.   The program also includes a retrospective of Classic Movies from the 30-60’s   The 42nd Oporto International Film Festival is proud to announce the proof of its international status: o...
 
 

Program for the opening week end at Fantasporto

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  42nd PORTO INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL RIVOLI THEATER   FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST GRAND AUDITORIUM   20:45 CF/OE Opening Session • Opening Night xxxHolic Mika Ninagawa, 110’ (Jap) – Fantastic/Manga – v. O. leg. english/leg. port. – World premiere A student named Watanuki wants a normal life. To get rid of what torments him, he is guided by a butterfly to a witch's shop which reads "I can fulfill any d...
 

 

Japanese super production “xxxHOLIC” opens Fantasporto 42nd edition in world premiere

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Festival opener and in competition in the Official Fantastic Cinema Section   Porto International Film Festival | Fantasporto 2022, which will take place between April 1 and 10 at Teatro Rivoli, will have as its Official Opening film the world premiere of the Japanese super production “xxxHOLIC”, the live-action film adaptation of CLAMP 's xxxHOLiC manga , a film that will also be in competition at the official sections of Fantastic Cinema and Orient Express. The film wi...

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American Documentary and Animation Film Festival for 11th Annual is Back in Person This Year

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Announcing the 11th Annual American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) will be back in person for 2022, featuring well over 200 documentary and animated works from around the world, April 7th-April 11th. The cost for the all-access pass to AmDocs 2022 is just $169, giving one carte blanche to all programs, including the Opening Night,   Roger Corman on the set. April 7-11 ...
 

New Feature Length Documentary About Acclaimed Russian Film Star Oleg Vidov to Screen at 11th AMDOCS

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New Feature Length Documentary About Acclaimed Russian Film Star Oleg Vidov to Screen at 11th American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) April 11th   The film features the Brian Cox (Succession) and Costa Ronin (Homeland, The Endgame) as it explores the life and the daring escape to the West by the once famous and much beloved Soviet film actor in his quest for personal and creative freedom away from the dictatorial totalitarian regime of the USSR. Los Ang...
 

 

The great Roger Corman opens AMDOCS : watch our exclusive video interview

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"Roger Corman, Pope Of Pop Cinema" will open the 11th edition of AMDOCS filmfestivals.com met with the team at Santa Barbara Fest earlier this year: check our interview.   Many award-winning directors took their first steps while working for him, from Francis Coppola to Ron Howard, as well as Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Joe Dante. He influenced the New Hollywood and contemporary moviemaking to such an extent tha...
 

 

 

 

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Announcing NFFTY's 2022 in-person events in Seattle!

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JOIN NFFTY FOR IN-PERSON EVENTS Happening in Seattle, April 28 - May 1 There's more to NFFTY than you know! In addition to their 15th Anniversary lineup of over 250 short films from the next generation of filmmakers, this year's festival includes a weekend of in-person keynotes, masterclasses, and workshops to expand your film knowledge and meet others in the industry.  Event highlights include NFFTY's 2022 Keynote: Adapting a Personal Narrativ...
 

 

American Documentary and Animation Film Festival for 11th Annual is Back in Person This Year

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Announcing the 11th Annual American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) will be back in person for 2022, featuring well over 200 documentary and animated works from around the world, April 7th-April 11th. The cost for the all-access pass to AmDocs 2022 is just $169, giving one carte blanche to all programs, including the Opening Night,   Roger Corman on the set. April 7-11 ...
 

 

RIFF, 08, 2022, 12: A talk show on Raj Kapoor-The Master at Work

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RIFF, 08, 2022, 12: A talk show on Raj Kapoor-The Master at Work On Tuesday, the fifth day of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) 2022, a talk show was held on the topic "Cinema and Books - A Boundless Relationship". The basis of the discussion was the book "Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work", written by Rahul Rawail, who worked as assistant director to the late genius for several years. Since then he has carved a niche for himself as a director of great merit, b...
 

 

FEFF CAMPUS 2022 - FEFF 24 invites 10 aspiring global journalists to become part of the FEFF Family!

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22/30 April 2022 - Udine, Italy, Teatro Nuovo and Visionario   FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 24 The Forces of the FEFF Campus Unite!   Far East Film Festival invites 10 aspiring global journalists/critics to become part of the FEFF Family.  The Far East Film Festival, in Udine, Italy, will continue to forge the bonds between the cinema worlds of the East and the West with the staging of the 8th edition of its FEFF Campus – the innovative educ...
 

 

RIFF 08, 2022, 10: Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films

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RIFF 08, 2022, 10: Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films On the third day of Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), Jodhpur, a talk show was held on the subject Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films In this talk show, Ramesh Bohrana, Theatre Artiste and Film Actor Shailendra Vyas, Vice President of Rajasthan Mela Authority and French Film Director and Writer Fabienne Le Houérou, who has made a full length documentary o...
 

 

New York Festivals 2022 TV & Film Awards Shortlist Announced

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The 2022 New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards competition has announced the shortlist across 14 category groups.   Engaging film and television entries created by filmmakers and storytellers from 42 countries were judged online by the 2022 TV & Film Awards Grand Jury. Entries shortlisted include content from around the globe in primetime entertainment, documentaries, investigative journalism, sports coverage, promos, streaming media, and brand image films. View the 2022 shor...
 

 

RIFF 08, 2022, 09: Films for change in society

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RIFF 08, 2022, 09: Films for change in society As a regular feature, the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) holds Talk Shows, on the lines of the Open Forum, conducted by the Federation of Film Societies of India, at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). In the first talk show, ‘Films for change in society’, held on 26 March 2022, Bollywood trade analyst Komal Nahta, Indian film producer, writer and director Chandrashekhar Narvekar (N. Chandra), famous Indian...
 

 

Bang Awards Festival calling for your animation

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Call for Entries until 30th June 2022! The 6th edition of the BANG AWARDS – International Animated Film Festival towards a public immersed in the digital arts, multimedia, illustration and film animation. Making best use of its online platform, BANG can reach all users and be watched on any screen anywhere in the world. The number of animators participants for our previous editions (more than 400 films) from all corners of the globe. The festival has a panel of inter...
 

 

34 Filmfest Dresden Announces Complete Festival Programme

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For the competition sections and special programmes of the 34 Filmfest Dresden (being held from 5 to 10 April 2022), a total of 355 shorts from 68 countries were selected. At yesterday’s festival programme press conference, Festival Directors Sylke Gottlebe and Anne Gaschütz together with members of the Selection Committees announced the complete programme for the 34 Filmfest Dresden (5 to 10 April). For the competition sections and special programmes, a total of 355 shorts from 68...
 

 

DOK.forum Format 2022 / Master's Pitch / Call Nordisk Panorama

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The industry platform DOK.forum is meeting for the first time this year as a hybridly: on site in Munich and online. In workshops, panels, case studies and pitches we offer exciting insights into current industry topics. The Master's Pitch 2022 is dedicated to the question of what filmmakers really need to get back on their feet after this challenging months. We think it's time it’s also time to truly listen, reflect and pool together! For the German Guest Delegation to the Nor...
 

 

Come celebrate Earth Day with EarthX!

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  Expo - April 22-24  |  Conference - April 20-24 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, TX Fun Fact: Earth Day originated in the U.S. and became recognized worldwide by 1990! EarthX’s 12th annual Earth Day celebration is FREE and includes exhibits, learning and interactive experiences, outdoor activities, entertainment, music and food that provide solutions for a more sustainable future. Come check out our free events&...

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Book Review: The Master at Work, by Rahul Rawail, a Masterly Work

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Book Review: The Master at Work, by Rahul Rawail, a Masterly Work How many 15 somethings would be offered chances to work as assistants to legendary directors like Raj Kapoor (RK)? Rahul Rawail was 15 going on 16 when he came on board with the master, who was then making Mera Naam Joker, and stayed on to assist him in Bobby. Over the next few years, Rahul earned his spurs the hard way, for RK was a genius who did not use conventional teaching methods, did not suffer fools and was not easy to ...

Jesse Dean promoted to Vice President of Business Development for MAC Group

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Jesse Dean, Vice President of the Audio Division at MAC Group USA, is taking charge of New Business Development at MAC Group and has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development. With nearly two decades of experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing, and distribution, Jesse will now be applying his knowledge to expanding current partnerships and developing new business opportunities for MAC Group.   In his new role, Jesse will be leading the expansion of select MAC Group br...
 

 

First Film and Audiovisual Law Conference : 30th April and 1st May - Portugal

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Film and Audiovisual Law Conference: 30th April and 1st May 2022 - Espinho, Portugal The first Film, and Audiovisual Law Conference will occur on 30th April and 1st May 2022, in Espinho, Portugal. As a constantly evolving subject, Law for Film and Audiovisual is continuously adapting to the legislative technological and social evolution in this industry. Therefore, it is vital to have the most up-to-date knowledge available, as well as a space to discuss it. Addition...
 

 

Anna Pugacewicz appointed Deputy CEO of Newen Studios, leading support functions

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  Romain Bessi, Newen Studios CEO, has appointed Anna Pugacewicz as Deputy CEO, in charge of support functions. Photo ©Augustin Detienne_Capa Pictures   Since 2016, Anna Pugacewicz in her position as Deputy Managing Director of Newen Studios, has been in charge of Finance, Purchases and Information Systems. While assuming that role, she gradually expanded her responsibilities to new areas such as Innovation & technologies, and General Affairs.   She will now overs...
 

 

16 directors invited to l'Atelier de Cannes with their promising projects

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L'Atelier 2022 L’Atelier hosts its eighteenth edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 16 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion. ...
 

Iris Knobloch, former distribution executive at Warner, elected next President of the Festival de Cannes

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Iris Knobloch © RR During its March 23 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film which includes government officials and film industry members has elected the Festival’s new President.   As per the Festival’s regulations, the election was held via secret ballot and Mrs. Iris Knobloch was elected President of the Festival.   She is therefore becoming the first femal...
 

 

"Why you need to be screened at Festivals" A Masterclass with Bruno Chatelin at Bangkok Doc

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Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com co founder former head of SONY AND fox theatrical distribution shared his festival experience and advice for an hour to participants of BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARDS 2021 THE VIDEO WIL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR AUDIENCE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF BRUNO'S INTERVIEWS           ...
 

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Their Algeria / Leur Algerie; France, Algeria, Switzerland, Qatar; Lina Soualem, 2020

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It took a long time before the Western powers and Japan engaged in a critical examination of their colonial pasts and the crimes they committed in the occupied regions. France, which colonized Algeria from 1830 to 1962, is a case in point. The best known documentation is the 1966 feature Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo which illustrates the escalating violence and atrocities committed by French armed forces against civilians and the response by the liberation movement FLN. Several years ...
 

 

The great Roger Corman opens AMDOCS : watch our exclusive video interview

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"Roger Corman, Pope Of Pop Cinema" will open the 11th edition of AMDOCS filmfestivals.com met with the team at Santa Barbara Fest earlier this year: check our interview.   Many award-winning directors took their first steps while working for him, from Francis Coppola to Ron Howard, as well as Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Joe Dante. He influenced the New Hollywood and contemporary moviemaking to such an extent tha...
 

 

Baz Luhrmann returns to Cannes with ELVIS

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  Australian director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann will attend the Festival de Cannes to present the world premiere of his latest feature film Elvis, along with Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge. In addition to Baz Luhrmann and Tom Hanks, the Festival de Cannes is also delighted to welcome Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge as Elvis and Priscilla Presley. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his...
 

 

Enough Lebanon's darkest hour awarded Best International Documentary at Hollywood Golden Age International Festival

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The organizing and administrative team of Hollywood Golden Age started their activities in New York 2 years ago. This is a monthly New York-based film festival with a yearly event. Every month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings. Monthly Award Winners will be chosen to compete in the online Award. ...
 

 

A Hero, Review: On the see-saw of truth and lies

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A Hero, Review: On the see-saw of truth and lies Out on parole, a jailbird becomes a hero overnight, without lifting a finger. It wouldn’t be much of a story if it ended there, and it doesn’t. There are twists and turns, quite like a suspense thriller, only here there is no murder nor any serious crime committed. That’s the operative word. Serious. Is lying a crime? Is repeated lying a serious crime? Is lying to garnish a truth a very serious crime? Iranian master Asghar Far...
 

 

Pater Noster - A short film by Mikolaj Kopec

 
SYNOPSIS: In the last months of WW2, a wounded Nazi officer asks a Polish couple for their help. Haunted by pain and sorrow, especially in light of the cruelties inflicted on them by the war, they still have great faith in life and humanity. The husband and the wife then have to decide whether or not they accept to help the fleeing soldier.   TIMELINE:  Sept 21 - March 22: Script Development & Pre-Production Mid-April: Production (3 days) Late April/Early May: Post-Production...
 

 

Seven nominations for "Time is Eternal at La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

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"Time is Eternal" is nominated for BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTORS,  BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST COSTUMES, BEST MUSIC, bEST SOUND,BEST ACTRESS and BEST NARRATION at . Congrats to the team!     La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the first international fashion film festival founded in North America. The 13th La Jolla will be held July 29-30, 2022. The Cannes of the fashion film world. Home to the International Fashion Film Awar...
 

 

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Jonathan Baker's Oscar Soirée Evokes Old Hollywood Glamour

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Mike Burns and Jonathan Baker On March 27, 2022, producer/director Jonathan Baker hosted an exclusive Oscar viewing party at his Beverly Hills home, Baker Manor, the former residence of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. The glamourous event was presented by Baker, in collaboration with French Riviera Film Festival founders Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna. Celebrities and industry executives in attendance inc 

25th Edition of Sonoma Film Festival (SIFF) Jury & Audience Winners

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  Features   Best English Language: - Pretty Problems   Best Foreign Language: Open Season   Honorable Mention: Tailor     Documentary   Come Back Anytime   Honorable Mention: Blind Ambition   Shorts   Animation - Life Blood     Comedy - Silvertop   Documentary - H...
 

 

 

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“Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo

August 21-28, 2022
 
 Calling: January 2 - April 30, 2022

 «Castellorizo-The Aegean Island where Documentaries meet History & Culture»

The 7th International Documentary Festival «Beyond Borders», Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films from 2nd of January 2022 until 30th of April, 2022. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social issues. «Beyond Borders» which takes place every year during the last week of August, will be held once again under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation (www.idisme.gr) in collaboration with Ecrans des Mondes (Paris) and the Society for the Restoration of Megisti, (Sydney). «Beyond Borders» includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes.

Please, find the application form and the participation terms here:www.beyondborders.gr

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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 21 – 22, 2022
 

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The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two-day festival that includes screenings, awards ceremony, and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short-form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Lifestyle Short, Best Fashion Short, Best Music Video, Best Female Filmmaker Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, Best Activism Short, Best Micro Short Award, Industry Excellence Award, and Lifetime Achievement Awards . Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media, and influencers. https://filmfreeway.com/FrenchRivieraFilmFestival

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

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March 31, 2022 Regular deadline

Discovering and Producing Talented Writers and Filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide!

The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event!

Season 3 SPECIAL EDITION: Accepting the following submissions: Features, Pilots, Shorts AND Documentaries!

THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON SUCCESS! WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AGES, WORLDWIDE! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST submit a parental consent form.

ALL GENRES / SUB GENRES ACCEPTED!

Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.

ACCEPTING:  FEATURES  /   PILOTS  /  SHORTS / DOCUMENTARIES!

OVER $500,000.00 IN PRODUCTION BUDGETS - CASH - AWARDS -PRIZES

Official website page, visit:
www.YourScriptProduced.com

 

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New Media Film Festival
June 1 – 2, 2022

April 3, 2022 FINAL DEADLINE

New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

Judges from HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, BBC, Grammys, PBS & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

Through our boundary pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive. New Media Film Festival® is an infinite catalyst for story and technology. Not just any stories, but the stories worth telling.

All submissions come with perks - one of them is consideration for distribution.
NETFLIX - 1st look deal, documentaries specifically.
AMC-1st look deal, feature length, & series - all types

New - NFT category
New - PITCHING - our Producer Panel & Pitching is now online. Submit your Pitch today!
New - One Page Feedback add on to Script Category
All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Artwork, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers (30 second pitch), SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series, Web Series Promo (one scene)

**Please note, New Media category includes Gaming, Tech Vlog's, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

June 1st Global Online and June 2nd in person at the state of the art theater, The Landmark in Los Angeles CA

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 28 – June 2, 2022

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Regular deadline: April 15, 2022

The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):
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Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

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THE THRILL  by Gordi de st. Jeor 8 minutes USA Jan 29 2022

Starring Aidan Browne and Sofia Masson

 
A young guitarist is about to play the biggest show of his life. Things don't quite go as expected...

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TIME IS ETERNAL by Dreamteam filmmaker duo of Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir - Starring berite labelle

Short Film Fantasy  USA  December 2021 - 14 Minutes 20 seconds  

A prestigious feminine writer examines in her most recent novel what it means to be a woman across history and conjures up Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and fierce feminine writer/philosopher Mary Wollenstonecraft(mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frakenstein) who have crossed deserts of eternal time to meet.

The women materialize into her present time environment and recount their greatest victories, defeats, loves, regrets and dreams.

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ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN by Barbara Bentree
Documentary December 2021 - USA  90 minutes
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Kevin Box has always known exactly what he intends to do with his life. In his words, "I want to have a conversation with people now and hundreds of years into the future."

As an artist, Kevin has been fascinated by the evolution of "lost wax casting" to create bronze sculptures and he spent many of his early years being mentored by other successful sculptors. Through his own R&D, he developed a unique signature by “unfolding” origami and casting these beautiful patterns into museum quality wall hangings.
"ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN" traces the career arc of Kevin and his partner/wife Jennifer as they now continue to create multiple traveling exhibitions of their artwork. Over the past decade, their unique sculptures have been viewed all over the country by millions of people.
"ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN" is an Artfilm, a Love Story, and an inspiration for all by showing what is possible…just starting with a simple piece of paper!

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HOT MONEY by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark and his son Wes Clark Jr. take us on a journey through the complicated realities of our financial system and its profound exposure to climate change. Hot Money outs the whole game, the whole charade, the whole crapshoot of the money system with all the humor and intelligence of a New Yorker cartoon. Combined with the wisdom of international business experts and academics, Hot Money is rich with historical context. It severs the knot of economic and political forces that may lead to societal collapse.

 

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12TH HOUR narrated by David Morse

Documentary by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

USA July 2021 51 minutes 48 seconds

Much of our population currently lives with hopeful delusions about climate change. These delusions, many of which are built in by evolution, hamper our ability to meaningfully address the problem.

Our brains evolved to solve short-term challenges for our survival. Climate change is a long-term challenge to our survival. Can we bridge the gap between these modes of thinking?

Emmy-nominated actor David Morse narrates the brutally honest 12th hour with insight from noted evolutionary biologists, climate scientists, cognitive researchers and psychologists.

Visionary thinkers like Peter Russell, Dr. Paul Piff, Dr. Kari Norgaard and dozens of the brightest minds in academia lay out an unflinching look at mankind: our past, our abilities, our shortcomings and what may be humankind's final destination.

If we have any hope to survive the changes we’ve locked in to our climate, we need to be honest with ourselves and our limitations. The 12th Hour lays out our biases so that we may overcome them.

 

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ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour
 

Documentary by Daisy Gedeon second feature documentary
Australia  june 2021 90 minutes (in post)
 

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour follows Australian-Lebanese filmmaker Daizy Gedeon’s personal and independent introspection into how her ancestral homeland, the place her family was forced to flee in the 1970s because of the Civil War, has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe. It is a story of awakening in which Daizy is forced to abandon her idealism about Lebanon and face the cold, harsh truth about the country’s dark underbelly which is its most sinister enemy.

Daizy prosecutes the case against the corrupt political class which has reduced a proud people to beg for garbage collection instead of greatness and negotiate potholes rather than peace.

ENOUGH! is the plea and the prayer, the feeling and fierce determination of the 4.5 million Lebanese in Lebanon as well as the 16 million members of the Lebanese diaspora scattered around the world, whose hearts continue to bleed for a homeland they are desperate to return to and so deeply want to believe in...once again.

 

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The Sound of Us directed by Chris Gero

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"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

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INVISIBLE HAND  by Matthew Taylor
director of The Creepy LineMarcel Duchamp the art of the possibleSafeguard an electoral debate...

USA  28 minutes August 2021

Invisible Hand is an exploration of memory. Our unnamed protagonist lives a life of repetition and insecurity. Every day is a blur of abstract actions until one night she meets a dark stranger who gives her a mysterious gift. Her life is turned upside down when she confronts a terrifying truth about her past. Deciding to take herself out of the abstract daily routine, she journeys into the crevices of her memory to untangle a dark secret that could ultimately destroy her.

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Aliens on Halloween by Riker Lynch
29 / 39 or 43 minutes, short comedy April 2021

In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood.

 

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Zero Gravity USA first film directed by Thomas Verrette
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74 minutes First feature documentary USA April 2021

A diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

Zero Gravity is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
 
Seen through the wondrous eyes of three diverse young students and their first-time coach, they each take an intimate and personal journey to space as their team grows from amateur coders to representing California in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit.

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

How do United States' presidential elections really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules? In Safeguard: An Electoral College Story, award-winning filmmaker M.A. Taylor answers those questions.

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BLUE MOTEL Award winning script by Ted Campbell
Feature film in production by Doval Bacall Films

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Grand Winner Your Script Produced season 1  Platinum Remi Award WorldFest Houston

When his bank robber father injured in a recent heist seeks refuge at the desolate motel where he works, a motel clerk is forced to confront the truth behind a botched heist from his past.

Originally from Boston, Mass, Ted Campbell is a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtful, character driven thrillers. Ted will direct his heist thriller "Underground" with producer Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International. His contained, crime thriller “Blue Motel” won the Grand Prize in Your Script Produced screenplay competition. Ted will direct “Blue Motel” with Doval Bacall Films producing. Ted is a member of ISA’s Development Program. And was named to ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch list.

Ted finds inspiration in the works of the great noir writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald as well as his screenwriting idols Scott Frank, Shane Black, Tony Gilroy and Richard Wenk.

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SAVING NORTH - A RUSSIAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by J Mitchell Johnson
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Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 Director's cut: 79 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. 

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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 ...

Concours de la jeune critique au Festival La Rochelle Cinéma

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Photo : Voyage à deux Stanley Donen Pour la 5e année, dans la continuité des nombreuses actions menées en direction des lycéens et étudiants, le Festival La Rochelle Cinéma organise un concours de la jeune critique (écrite, audio, vidéo), en partenariat avec l’Hôtel Saint-Nicolas de La Rochelle, Blink Blank, Capricci Éditions, LaCinetek, Positif et Transfuge. Vous avez moins de 30 ...
 

 

« Tout pour être heureux ? » : un film inédit au cœur des familles pour parler des drogues et de l’alcool

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Klondike Grand vainqueur du FIFF: le palmarès du FIFF 2022

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Film qui, selon le Jury de la critique, «impose une vision et un propos d’une ampleur exceptionnelle» et dont le Jury international est convaincu que sa «réalisatrice jouera un rôle majeur dans le cinéma international ces prochaines années», Klondike, l’œuvre choc de l’Ukrainienne Maryna Er Gorbach, a raflé le Grand Prix du Jury international Longs métrages, le Critics’ Choice Award et une mention sp...
 

 

 

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