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TIFF 2023 - Widow Cliquot reviewed

WIDOW CLICQUOT TIFF 2023 With Director: Thomas Napper and Actress/Producer: Haley Bennett (widow Clicquot)   By Emmanuel Itier In the late 18th century, in the region of Champagne in France, began the journey of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot, who transformed a failing business into the world-famous brand know as ‘Veuve Clicquot’. This is a fantastic look at a woman who was able to transform herself, her business and the whole world of Champagne. ‘Widow C...


TIFF 2023 - Sweet Dreams reviewed

SWEET DREAMS   TIFF 2023   With director: Ena Sendijarevic   By Emmanuel Itier   Meet Ena Sendijaveric who directed one of the best surprise movie of TIFF 2023: “Sweet Dreams”. This mesmerizing movie follows the journey of the illegitimate son of a Dutch sugar plantation owner who died and living him his Indian ocean island estate. The child was born from the owner’s Indonesian housemaid. This is a visually enchanting movie with an intense dra...


TIFF 2023 - The Rye Horn reviewed

THE RYE HORN TIFF 2023 Director:  Jaione Camborda and Actress: Janet Novas.   By Emmanuel Itier Director Jaione Camorda, who did the charismatic ‘Arima’ in 2019, is back with a beautiful new film: ‘O Corno’ aka ‘The Rye Horn’. It follows the journey of Maria who earns a living fishing. Suddenly her life will swith into a fight for her survival. This is an intense and dramatic, so cinematographically compelling. It will moves you inside ... 



Ji.hlava 2023: First titles, guests and retrospectives

  The 27th Ji.hlava is just 5 weeks away and we are revealing first confirmed titles and retrospectives. Ji.hlava has long given a significant platform to female filmmakers, featuring retrospectives of Susan Sontag, Shirley Clark, Věra Chytilová, Alice Guy, or Agnes Varda, among others. It's important for us to make their works – often marginalized in their time – accessible, and to allow audiences to view them with today‘s perspective.    The twen...

UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) celebrates the power of documentary films.

The 26th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) Celebration has kicked off on the streets of Palo Alto. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the City of Palo Alto for their invaluable support in making this eleven-day film festival, featuring screenings and panels from October 19th to 29th, possible. Be sure to explore the intriguing details of the 60 selected documentaries centered around this year's theme: SOLUTIONS For...


Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival announces film lineup for its 32nd edition (October 6-14)

Adam Harbottle and Brian Hill’s RELENTLESS RIDE opens, Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss’s THE MISSION is the Centerpiece selection, and Michèle Stephenson & Joe Brewster’s GOING TO MARS: THE NIKKI GIOVANNI PROJECT gets the closing slot     Mary Steenburgen will be this year’s Honorary Chair, Sky Hopinka will receive the HSDFF Brent Renaud Career Achievement Award, and Diane Becker and Shane Boris will ...


Newport Beach Film Festival opens with “The Absence of Eden” and closes with “The Holdovers”

    The 2023 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announced that the festival’s opening night will be the Los Angeles Times Envelope screening of The Absence of Eden, directed by Marco Perego and starring Zoe Saldaña, on Thursday October 12 at the Edwards Big Newport. The festival will close with Focus Features’ The Holdovers, directed by Alexander Payne, on Thursday, October 19 at the Port Theatre. The 24th edition of the festival will be held in person from October...


Black Barbie to open the Indigo Moon Film Fest 2023

Black Barbie is the Opening Night Film! CHECK IT OUT Indigo Moon Film Fest 2023 Fayetteville, NC        October 13-15  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌...


The Chinese Film Market in 2023

US film box office revenues in China are declining and only two films from the US were among the top ten hits in China last year. The lion's share of the Chinese audiences seems to have shifted their preference to domestic films. Before the pandemic, it was expected that in any given year at least five US films would be among the top 10 movies in China. The available data from 2014-2018 confirms this. However, in 2019 only two US films achieved the same success. The same held true in 2021 ...


The Revelation Perth International Film Festival Australia's Leading Independent Film Festival Calls for Entries

The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is seeking films of all forms, all durations, all subjects and all nationalities for inclusion in the 2024 programme.    Submissions are now open via and close on 1 March 2024.    “One of the best things about working on Revelation is the deep dive we make into the world of international cinema from our global call for entries,” says Festival Director Richard Sowada...


Festival des 3 Continents will award the Distribution Support Award

  45th EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION · DISTRIBUTION SUPPORT AWARD A new prize to support film distribution sponsored by SIX ARES – AVENTIM Group, an active promoter from Nantes   For the first time, the professional jury of the Festival des 3 Continents will award the Distribution Support Award, donated by SIX ARES - AVENTIM Group, to one of the feature films in its prestigious international competition.    The 45th edi...


The Bushwick Film Festival returns October 25th - 29th for its 16th edition

Beloved Film Festival Returns for 5 days of Live Screenings, Special Events and more! FEATURING OVER 125+ INDEPENDENT FILMS FROM BROOKLYN AND AROUND THE WORLD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW  The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) is excited to announce it will celebrate its 16th anniversary from October 25th - October 29th. Inspired by the notion of the "Sweet Sixteen," a time of personal growth, self-discovery, and newfound independence, this year’s festival ...


Jubilee Golden Prague Festival begins tomorrow. Come and celebrate with us!

  The Golden Prague International Television Festival, the prestigious annual event, held in the esteemed National Theater in Prague, is celebrating 60 years of excellence in music, dance and drama on screen. There are 83 entries battling for the prestigious awards this year and the jurors have had to watch 6906 minutes of film to determine the next prize awardees! The festival has a rich history of honoring exceptional talent in the fields of music and dance, making it a si...


VIDEO: IBC2023 highlights

IBC2023 : The marketplace where Media leaders and technology pioneers from around the world gathered across bustling exhibition halls, buzzing networking events and packed theatres to define and action the future of media and entertainment.       We are already preparing for IBC2024, taking place ...


HIFF43 Program Is Live!

  HIFF is proud to announce the complete lineup of films for the 43rd Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF43) presented by Halekulani. The festival is centered around the theme of diving into creativity, cultures, experiences and new ways of thinking through the vehicle of cinema. Boasting over 186 film selections (91 features & 95 shorts) from across the globe, the lineup is comprised of feature film favorites from major festivals throughout the year, several world and inter...


"Women Empowerment" through Cinematic Art at the service of humanity”-The Better World Fund-80th edition of Venice Film Festival

"Women Empowerment" through Cinematic Art at the service of humanity” at the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival   Isabelle Huppert and many other celebrities show their commitment at the Better World Fund     Auction for the Maria Callas Foundation       The Hope Giver Campaign and the story of Anwar Elkamony       Interview with American actor Jeremy Piven who receives the Best Commitment Award Manuel Collas de...


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Amazing news! Maya was just selected by Independent Film Festival SIFFA

Since 2017 SIFFA successfully bring together leaders who shape global cinema and business at its organizations many times a year, the SIFFA Awards (Meetings). We’re bringing to the UK cinema lovers films that they are not able to see anywhere else in this country. We are registered in the UK and are not funded by any governmental organizations. We exist thank only to friends of SIFFA, any of you could help us to find new friends and supporters because we are a unique film festival that ...


MAYA will make its World Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London

MAYA will make its WORLD PREMIERE at the @raindancefilmfestival in London!   Maya premieres on October 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm at Vue Piccadilly and will be followed by a Q&A Please join us if you are in the area !   Per Raindance: “Written, directed and produced by Julia Verdin, Maya is a stark social impact film engaging with the dangers of online grooming and sexual exploitation. Young Maya, whilst doing well both sociall...


The Nature Track film festival 2023 ‘Out there: A National Parks story’ reviewed

OUT THERE: A National Parks Story. Director: Brendan Hall   It took seven years for maverick director Brendan Hall to complete ‘Out there: A National Parks story’. It was worth the struggle, the resilience, the hard work, and the courage as this majestic film is a true “tour de force” and it will amaze you by its beauty and its spirituality. Watch Brendan and, his best friend, take a tour of various the National Parks across the USA. 10,000 miles and an amazing ...


VIDEO: dare watch the trailer for THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER

THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER – In Theaters October 6 2023 Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | Threads | YouTube | #TheExorcistBeliever Exactly 50 years ago this fall, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Friday, October 13, a new chapter begins. From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo wit...


"Of Things Past" Starring Legendary Actor Michael Moriarty, Louise Caire Clark and Tara Reid to Debut on VOD on October 3rd

Big Apple Film Festival 2023 Official Selection, Of Things Past, a truly unique production, over 37 years in the making, at last will be enjoyed by North American viewing audiences beginning October 3rd on Amazon, Vudu and major cable systems’ VOD.   Tony Award, Golden Globe and three-time Emmy winner Michael Moriarty returns to the big screen, with co-stars Louise Caire Clark and Tara Reid in the drama, that first began filming in 1985. The movie was never released and has b...


The Great Indian Family, Review: Pandit pop’s bhajan singing son is a Muslim

The Great Indian Family, Review: Pandit pop’s bhajan singing son is a Muslim What a roundabout route it has taken to emerge as The Great Indian Family! It began with the 2010 British film The Infidel, starring Omid Djalili (the D is silent), directed by Josh Appignanesi and a cast that included South Asian sounding names like Archie Panjabi, Saamiya Nasir, James Krishna Floyd, Nabi Nasir, Mina Anwar, Amit Shah, Uzma, Ravin J. Ganatra and Niraj Naik. Five years later, we had an Indian ad...


Tibetan Hearts Premieres at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood

Tibetan Hearts had its world premiere on Saturday, September 9th at the Silicon Beach Film Festival. It was wonderful to see the film on the big screen. Tibetan Hearts is a romantic drama about two lovers from rival sheep herding villages in Tibet. It was filmed on location in Tibet and provides a rare look at this isolated culture from their own perspective. The festival took place at the esteemed TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The premiere had a great turn out, with many members of the...


Film Clinic ventures into the Oscars race while representing three Arab Countries

VOY! VOY! VOY!, HANGING GARDENS, FOUR DAUGHTERS   Film Clinic and its distribution arm, Film Clinic Indie Distribution, achieved a remarkable feat once again, with three titles from their production and distribution roster selected by their respective countries of origin — Egypt, Iraq, and Tunisia — to be their official submissions for Best Foreign Film at the 96th Academy Awards. VOY! VOY! VOY!, was chosen by a majority vote of Egypt’s Film Selection Committee to re...


VIDEO : The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Trailer

Cast: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman, and Viola Davis Directed by: Francis Lawrence Screenplay by: Michael Lesslie and Michael Arndt Based on the Novel by: Suzanne Collins Produced by: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Francis Lawrence Executive Producers: Suzanne Collins, Mika Saito, Jim Miller, Tim Palen   Synopsis:  Experience the story of THE HUNGER GA...


TIFF 2023 - Widow Cliquot reviewed

WIDOW CLICQUOT TIFF 2023 With Director: Thomas Napper and Actress/Producer: Haley Bennett (widow Clicquot)   By Emmanuel Itier In the late 18th century, in the region of Champagne in France, began the journey of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot, who transformed a failing business into the world-famous brand know as ‘Veuve Clicquot’. This is a fantastic look at a woman who was able to transform herself, her business and the whole world of Champagne. ‘Widow C...


A candidate from Ukraine has been selected to participate in the selection for the Academy award

  On September 18th, the Ukrainian Oscar Committee chose the film that will represent Ukraine among the contenders for the nomination for the Academy award in the category of "Best International Feature Film." The chosen film is 20 Days in Mariupol directed by Ukrainian journalist and photographer Mstyslav Chernov. Alongside Chernov, the film was worked on by photographer Evgeniy Maloletka and field producer Vasilisa Stepanenko. The movie depicts the beginning of a fu...


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) discloses the teaser selection for its Official Selection competition programme.

  The sneak preview include new works from Ukraine, Netherlands, Belgium and Mexico. According to Festival Director Tiina Lokk, all four films deal with highly topical and relevant issues that affect and connect us all here and now. "A sharp social perspective will also characterise the rest of the main competition programme, which will provide a cross-section of today's major issues. I believe we have put together a very strong and interesting programm...


Steve Gukas and Dotun Olakunri's First Features Project is Uncovering New Nollywood Filmmakers

Courage Obayuwana (in spectatcles) speaks with crew members on set of Kill Boro With its commitment to fostering creativity, diversity, and excellence in filmmaking, the First Features Project is dedicated to elevating Nigerian cinema to global prominence Native Filmworks and Michelangelo Productions announce the resumption of their groundbreaking First Features project as the crew returns to set to shoot "Kill Boro."   The First Featur...


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2023 World Trailer Awards : some of the happy winners with their trophy

2023 Winners Just some of the 2023 winners announced in Algarve, Portugal in 2023. Best Online Advertising - Streaming Special Treats (now Once Upon a Time)   ...


Winners Film Fund DocLab Interactive Grant 2023

The IDFA DocLab and the Netherlands Film Fund proudly announce the recipients of the 2023 Film Fund DocLab Interactive Grant: Nirit Peled with (this conversation is) Off the record and Constant Dullaart and Piotr Winiewicz with their project William Quail's Pyramid. These pioneering artists have been awarded a financial grant to explore the frontiers of interactive and immersive storytelling, evolving the landscape of digital art and innovation. Both projects critically examine the impact ...


Bill Paxton Award Goes to Animated Film

For the first time the Ojai Film Festival chose an animated film to receive the Bill Paxton Award. This distinction spotlights one film in the Gold Coast series, which closes out the in-person Festival on Monday, November 6. All the films in the series come from filmmakers in Southern California, including Bill Paxton Award honoree “Driftwood” by Christopher Hills Eaton of Ojai. Eaton’s mother, Merilee Eaton, a local mosaic artist, enc...


2023 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Awards & Highlights

On Sunday night   CTFF 2023 closed out the in-person portion of  the festival with three more amazing films: DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE by Ethosheia Hylton; Behind the Blue by Kenderson Noray; Yubism:Life and Art of Yubi Kirindongo by Corry van Heijningen, and our 2023 Award Ceremony. Congratulations to all of the winners and to all of the filmmakers who have taken part in this year's festival – We are grateful. Best Feature Documentary It ...


The winner of the 35th CICT UNESCO “Enrico Fulchignoni” Award at the 80th Venice International Film Festival is “Me Captain,”

The jury, composed by Pierpaolo Saporito, President of OCCAM and President a.i. of CICT ICFT UNESCO, Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), Giacomo Mazzone, Secretary-General of Eurovisioni, Tiziana Maria Di Blasio, Professor at Pontificia Università Gregoriana, and Alessandro Mandelli, Founder of Serially, is honored to announce that the winner of the 35th CICT UNESCO “Enrico Fulchignoni” Award at the 80th Venice ...

New logo for the European Film Awards Berlin 2023

  The Academy is pleased to unveil the new logo for the European Film Awards Berlin 2023!   Berlin-based designer Christin Franke used the Pantone colour of 2023 – „viva magenta“ and the concept of “blossoming” for this year‘s awards logo, indicating the celebration of films and life. From this year onwards, the Academy aims to introduce a new logo for each of the following awar... 
80th Venice International Film Festival wraps and announces the awards
VENEZIA 80 The VENEZIA 80 Jury, chaired by Damien Chazelle and comprised of Saleh Bakri, Jane Campion, Mia Hansen-Løve, Gabriele Mainetti, Martin McDonagh, Santiago Mitre, Laura Poitras and Shu Qi having viewed all 23 films in competition, has decided as follows:   GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: POOR THINGS  by Yorgos Lanthimos (UK)   SILVER LION – GRAND JURY PRIZE to: Aku Wa Sonzai Shinai (Evil Does Not Exist) by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Jap...


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The Martha's Vineyard Film Society welcomes three new Board Members

This past summer at our annual Board Meeting in July, the Film Society welcomed to its board three new members: Philip Mercier, Michelle Vivian-Jemison, and Susan Kantrowitz.           Philip Mercier   &nbs...


Amplify Pictures award-winning studio has tapped veteran producer Haber to fill the newly created role of Head of Documentary

Lauren Haber Head of Documentary Amplify Pictures  Credit - Lauren Volo    Emmy Award-winning studio Amplify Pictures has appointed veteran documentary producer Lauren Haber as Head of Documentary, it was announced today by Rachel Eggebeen, Amplify Pictures’ Chief Content Officer.  Haber will be based in New York and will report to Eggebeen, who is based in Amsterdam and oversees Amplify Pictures’ scripted and unscripted content slate, which includes ...


Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon will be the guest of honor of the 19th Lucca Film Festival

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon will be the guest of honor of the 19th Lucca Film Festival, where she will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on September 28. She will also participate in a masterclass, and a Puccini music concert on the 29th. Prior to the concert, Ms. Sarandon will receive the Lucca Medal of Merit and the key of neighboring Correglia Antelminelli in honor of her Tuscan heritage. LUCCA FILM FESTIVAL 2023 September 23 / October 1 19th edit...


Global Entertainment Awards 



Early Bird deadline: December 31 2023

The Global Entertainment Awards honour the role marketing and promotion play in powering the entertainment industry. We celebrate the creative people around the world whose work drives us to want, play, watch and listen to entertainment.

7 Regions. 4 Consumer Entertainment Markets.

26 Awards Categories. Pricing

Early Bird Entry Deadline 31 December 2023.

Regional Winners announced February 2024.
Global Entertainment Awards Winners announced March 2024.


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Earlybird Deadline October 6

Regular Deadline  November 17

Late Deadline December 8

Extended Deadline December 29, 2023

Notifications March 8, 2024

Event Date April 23 – 27  2024

Submissions end December 31st,  2023, submit through, or through the festivals website,
Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission, one of the top festivals in the world by Film international and touted by many as one of the most important independent film festivals in the circuit. We are passionate about film and it shows!

The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology.


We look forward to viewing your film /project! 

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NYC Independent Film Festival

June 5 - 8, 2024



August 31, 2023 Earlybird Deadline
November 30, 2023 Regular Deadline
January 15, 2024 Late Deadline
February 15, 2024 Extended 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.

New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) will hold a physical festival this year. We will celebrate the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYCIndieFF is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.


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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

April 24 – 28, 2024



Regular Deadline: January 8, 2024


RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE SUBMISSION FEE BY MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TOP REVIEWED ON FilmFreeway, JDIFF is known for its networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! And most importantly, lots of FREE FOOD in our filmmaker lounge, where many friendships and collaborations have been made.

JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and is truly geared for the best experience!

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

JDIFF acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world and is committed to bringing world class entertainment to the heart of the midwest.

Watch the 2023 AWARD CEREMONY Highlights Video by I JDIFF Video channel: ambiance and INTERVIEWS


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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 19-20, 2023




Earlybird Deadline December 17, 2023

Regular Deadline February 11, 2024
Late Deadline March 9, 2024
Extended Deadline April 9, 2024

The 6th 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.

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ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION  carefuly curated by Bruno Chatelin


Maya by Julia Verdin
USA 2023 1hour 44 minutes written and directed by Jukia Verdin


Teenage Maya is raised in a household stricken by her father’s abandonment.
Maya makes the wrong encounter on social media and meets Ray a handsome stranger she falls for: he encourages Maya to run away from home...she ends up being set up for appointments with Ray’s “clients” until Police finds her. Can Maya's mother help her get back on her feet, or will Maya be forever lost to the dark world she has fallen prey to?

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Gender Transformation The Untold Realities 
Canada 2023 1hour 23 minutes written and directed by Tobias Elvhage and Liza Morberg


Through the real-life experience of several transgender youth and expert interviews, this docudrama provides an uncensored look into the forces behind this movement and reveals untold stories you have never heard.

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Unseen Crisis Documentary by Cindy Drukier
Canada 2023

Some who took vaccine with the noblest of intentions experienced unexpected debilitating aftereffects. Instead of compassion, they were met with skepticism; instead of being helped they were shunned; instead of being heard, they were silenced. Join us as we bring their stories out of the shadows so they can be heard and seen and no longer alone.

And yet nobody's coming to the rescue of truth?

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Sibel's Silence by Aly Yeganeh

France 93 minutes

August 2014. ISIS invades the city of Sinjar, home to a religious minority called the Yazidis, in the north west of Irak.

Sibel, a 13-year-old girl, witnesses the slaughter of her entire family. 
Alongside thousands of other women and young girls from her community, she is then kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery.

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5 minutes 40 - USA July 2022


An overly confident cop’s first day on the job gets interesting as he navigates unfamiliar territories and people.

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Demanded Supply written and directed by Sean Famoso


A brother-sister assassin duo become part of a scheme much bigger than them, when a culture vulture-ing client calls an audible.  

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Rear View Cataclysm by Eric Frodsham

2023 USA 96 minutes

Rear View Cataclysm is the story of two brothers and an ex-girlfriend who try to recapture the love and passion and of their past. Edison is trapped in a toxic marriage and invites down-on-his-luck brother, Blake (Jason Liebrecht), to a popular local music festival. Broke and depressed, Blake agrees, not realizing that Edison has also invited Mazie (Caroline Ducey), his ex-girlfriend.  No one can predict the course of desire, reconciliation and regret that unfolds. Set against the barren landscapes of rural Texas and featuring the hypnotic sounds of Grouper and Govinda along with Punk Rock Bands Zounds and The Jesus LizardRear View Cataclysm is a feast for the heart and senses.

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Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York - Feature Documentary by Matthew Taylor

December 2022, USA 2 hours 4 minutes

Gotham tells the true story of what happened in New York City during the twenty years from 1993 to 2013. How did a city with over 2200 murders, 93,000 violent robberies and 147,000 car thefts in 1990 become the capitol of the world a mere handful of years later? This feature documentary explores what happened during these decades, told by the people who did the hard work, some at great personal and professional cost.

From Fear City to the City of Dreams. Hear about the greatest American turnaround story from the people who made it happen.

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ABSOLUTION by Lauren Spohn

Short film by Lauren Spohn (UK: 6 minutes 24 seconds 2022)

Labelled BEST FOR FESTS by curator Bruno Chatelin former head of Fox and Sony in France, founder and editor

"I am in a dark forest and something is chasing after me,  some sort of creature that reeks fire or something: one part of me wants to run but I cannot move my legs? I am totally paralysed..." 

"One last thing"he said : "it's not your fault !"

A man sees his psychiatrist for help with a difficult hidden family secret. The conversation takes a sinister turn as the psychiatrist pushes deeper into the man’s past. All is not what it seems: 

Can he take the tension, will you?

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VIDEO: Clap de fin sur la 49e édition du Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville !

  Après dix jours à célébrer le cinéma, le festival s'est achevé le dimanche 10 septembre par l'attribution du Grand Prix à LAROY de Shane Atkinson. Le Jury, présidé par Guillaume Canet, a également récompensé les films FREMONT de Babak Jalali (Prix du Jury) et THE SWEET EAST de Sean Price Williams (Prix du Jury). Le Jury de la Révélation, pr&eac...

Le Jury de la 49e édition du Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville a rendu ses prix

Le Jury de la 49e édition du Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville, présidé par Guillaume Canet, entouré d'Alexandre Aja, Anne Berest, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Léa Mysius, Marina Hands de la Comédie-Française, Rebecca Marder, Stéphane Bak et Maxim Nucci alias Yodelice a décerné les prix suivants : ...

Annulation de la 27ème édition de The American French Film Festival de LA en raison des grèves en cours

Le Fonds culturel franco-américain, créé par la DGA, la MPA, la WGA et la SACEM annonce l’annulation de la 27ème édition de The American French Film Festival en raison des grèves en cours, mais maintient l’annonce de sa sélection officielle Partenariat unique entre la Directors Guild of America (DGA), la Motion Picture Association (MPA), la Société́ des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (SA...


Yolande Zauberman invitée du 45e Cinemed

    Alternant le documentaire et la fiction, le long métrage et le court, Yolande Zauberman est une voix singulière et passionnante du cinéma français. Sa démarche, toujours intime, éclaire les zones d’ombre, brise les interdits, libère la parole.   Diplômé en art et en histoire, elle débute au cinéma auprès de Amos Gitaï. En 1987, elle signe son premier documentaire...


Dolby et TransPerfect Media (Hiventy), redéfinissent l'expérience visuelle et sonore

Une nouvelle ère de créativité cinématographique s’ouvre avec l’ouverture en France de la première salle d’étalonnage et de projection HDR Dolby Vision pour le cinéma    Dolby, un des leaders mondiaux en expériences de divertissement immersives, annonce aujourd'hui sa collaboration innovante avec TransPerfect Media (Hiventy), un acteur majeur dans les services de localisation, de gestion de contenus, ...


Taylor Hackford Invité d'honneur à Lumière 2023

Metteur en scène à la riche carrière hollywoodienne, il aime les héros ordinaires plongés dans une Amérique en proie aux maux du XXe siècle : guerre froide (Soleil de nuit), ségrégation raciale (Ray, 2 Oscars en 2005), guerre des gangs (Les Princes de la ville) ou capitalisme débridé et jeux de pouvoir (L’Associé du diable). C’est un cinéaste fort autant qu'un homme rare.  Bienven...


Le programme de la 16e édition de CinEast dévoilé et publié !

Le programme complet de la 16e édition du CinEast (Festival du Film d’Europe centrale et orientale, du 5 au 22 octobre 2023) a été annoncé le 19 septembre, durant la conférence de presse (photos), et est désormais disponible sur le site du festival Le programme peut être téléchargé sous ce lien.   Les sept films en compétition sont : A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On de Gentian Ko&ccedi...


Les Arcs 2023 Une 15ème édition haute en couleur

Pendant que l’été laisse doucement la place à des temps plus frais, toute l’équipe s’active pour mettre de la lumière dans votre hiver. À J - 77, nous sommes fiers de vous faire découvrir l'affiche de cette nouvelle édition qui promet d'être haute en couleur !  Une 15ème édition aux multiples facettes L’ affiche 2023 offre une vue imprenable sur la majestueuse chaine du Mo...


The Walt Disney Company célèbre 100 ans de storytelling

Le 16 octobre prochain, The Walt Disney Company célèbre 100 ans de storytelling À cette occasion, Disney dévoile sa sélection de cadeaux Disney100 ans et revient sur les personnages et récits de ce premier siècle d’animation   Dixit Disney, Labyrinthe Disney100, Jeux de société Dobble, artefacts des méchants Lego® , les squishmallows ou encore la caméra Lego® créée en hommage ...


Le Festival du cinéma chrétien de Bayonne lance sa 5ème édition

La 5ème édition du festival du cinéma chrétien de Bayonne est lancée ! Elle se déroulera du 20 au 26 septembre 2023. Vous pouvez consulter tout le programme sur : festivalcinemachretien   Mercredi 20 septembre à 19h : ouverture du festival Vendredi 22 septembre à 20h : avant-première exceptionnelle du film "L’Abbé Pierre, une vie de combat". PASS 5 FILMS à 28 €...


Naples dans le regard des cinéastes offrira deux cartes blanches à Isabella Rossellini et Paolo Sorrentino : RDV au Louvre

Au Louvre, du 17 au 26 novembre, le festival « Naples dans le regard des cinéastes » rendra hommage à l’importance de la ville dans le cinéma à travers deux cartes blanches à Isabella Rossellini et Paolo Sorrentino, mais aussi des grands entretiens et en clôture une soirée dédiée au comédien Totò.   Isabella Rossellini, marraine du festival, ouvrira le fe...


Parution : Les Portes du monde, d’Isabelle Emmerique

très envie de découvrir ce projet ambitieux d’Isabelle Emmerique: Les Portes du monde publié aux Éditions Chemins de tr@verse Livre d’art, 152 pages, 75 € TTC Texte français, traduction anglaise À paraître le 30 septembre 2023  Site de présentation du livre et de l’auteure :   Une odyssée artistique unique au travers de 43 portes symboliques, sublimées p...


Festival Ecrans de Chine 2023 du 29 septembre au 1er Octobre au cinéma Lincoln à Paris

Voici la programmation du week-end festivalier des Ecrans de Chine 2023. Du 29 septembre au 1er octobre, nous retournons au cinéma des tous débuts: l’Elysées Lincoln au cœur de Paris. Ouvrant le vendredi soir à 19h00 avec une avant-première du dernier Wang Bing (Jeunesse) nous vous proposons une farandole de 6 autres documentaires aussi intéressants que remarquables.    Cette année, le festival s’inscrit égalem...


FIFMA | 40ème édition | Affiche 2023

Voici le visuel qui accompagnera cette 40ème édition du FIFMA ! Laissez-vous surprendre par son originalité.       ...


They Shot the Piano Player de Fernando Trueba et Javier Mariscal ouvrira le CINEMED

Pour la première fois, c’est un film d’animation qui sera présenté en ouverture du Cinemed le vendredi 20 octobre à l'Opéra Berlioz !    They Shot the Piano Player de Fernando Trueba et Javier Mariscal est un film coloré, musical, historique, passionnant, cosigné par un des réalisateurs espagnols les plus importants, qui nous emmène en Amérique latine. Et pourtant le film est relié...


Ken Loach, Romain Duris, Hafsia Herzi, Ladj Ly... 11ème Festival du Film de Montreuil

11ème édition du Festival du Film de Montreuil au cinéma Le Méliès du 27 septembre au 3 octobre 2023 En partenariat avec l'association de spectateurs Renc'Art au Méliès et Est Ensemble, le Festival du Film de Montreuil étoffe sa programmation et affirme son ambition. Au programme : des avant-premières, des rencontres avec Ken Loach (qui débattra avec Sophie Binet, secrétaire génér...


Le Festival du Film Merveilleux 2023 revient à Paris du 20 au 22 septembre 2023 au cinéma le Christine Cinéma Club

Le Festival du Film Merveilleux 2023 se tiendra du 20 au 22 septembre 2023 au cinéma le Christine Cinéma Club, 4 rue Christine 75006 PARIS -  Présidé par Jean-François Camilleri ( Disney, Echo Studio) le jury rassemble des professionnels accomplis du cinéma tels que Guillaume Levil ( scénariste), Xavier Laurent ( Acteur international), Victoria Zadorska ( réalisatrice), Magdalena Korpas&n...


Sport et Mexique au programme du FHA24

  FHA24 : SPORT - MEXIQUE LES MOTS DE VEERLE THIELEMANS, DIRECTRICE SCIENTIFIQUE DU FESTIVAL Amphore panathénaïque représentant trois coureurs de fond. 333 avant JC, Londres, British Museum   "Passer d’une édition du festival à la suivante demande de faire peau neuve. Le travail de repérage de sujets intéressants a commencé et les premiers intervenants potentiels ont été contact&e...


Au menu du 13e festival annuel du Devour ! The Food Film Fest

Le 7 septembre 2023, Wolfville (Nouvelle-Écosse) – De la ratatouille au foie gras en passant par la rapûre et le jambalaya, le 13e festival annuel du Devour ! The Food Film Fest réunit les meilleures des cuisines et des cultures françaises, acadiennes, québécoises, cajuns et créoles lors d’une véritable expérience gastronomique et cinématographique.  Du 23 au 29 octobre, le chef alsacien &eacut...


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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