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VIDEO : Arnold Schwarzenegger adressing the russian people and soldiers fighting in Ukraine

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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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VIDEO: Hunter Todd and Doval Bacall : two festival directors in conversation around the history of Worldfest Houston

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During the 55th edition of the Festival, before the steak diner with the awards Winners.... All about discovering and celebrating the talents of tomorrow! ...
 

 

VIDEO: Worldfest Houston 55 ambiance at the Cinemark Multiplex

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Welcome to WorldFest Day Three!

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Katy Lea Todd welcomes the filmmakers at Cinemark multiplex This is the halfway point for our Mini-Fest but there's so much more to enjoy! From The Indie Filmmaker Panel at the Westin Memorial City Lounge at 1PM to great screenings at Cinemark Memorial City to The Festival Club at the Westin Bar - we hope you'll enjoy our offering on #WorldFest55 Day Three!   7PM Films PLAYING THE CREASE (USA) Dir. Jonathan Moch* Sci-Fi Shorts* TWO WOMEN OVER THE L...

 

Finance, Festival strategy, Films and Festivities at WorldFest-Houston Day 2

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Bruno Chatelin of FilmFestivals.com is in from France to share with us Festival strategies and Finance Fun at the Westin Memorial City Lounge at 11 AM. Introducing panelists Doval Bacall (YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED) and Jon Gosier (FILMHEDGE) Free and open to the public.   Dear Film Fans,   Welcome to WorldFest Day Two!    From a fascinating panel on Festival Finance with FIlmFestivals.com at the Westin Memorial City...
 

 

WorldFest-Houston Day One

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 Dear Film Aficionados!    We're ready to strut down the red carpet with our wonderful opening night films! You'll see everything from blue jeans to ball gowns at this fiercely independent opening night event. Catch  If I Could Ride and Dark Night of The Scarecrow at Cinemark Memorial City and join us for a champagne toast at the Westin Memorial City immediately following the 7pm screenings.    See you at the movies! - Team WorldFest &...
 

 

Festival posters revealed for the 55th edition of Worldfest Houston

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Poster art by Lopez Negrette. Bruno Chatelin proud member of the Advisory Board. THE HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lee Majors, Bob Boudreaux, Bruno Chatelin, Joanne King Herring, Dr. Ralph Dittman, JD Feigelson, Derrick Doba, Leigh Murray, Alex López Negrete. Disover this year catalog  in digital form. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL STAFF: J. Hunter Todd, Chairman and Founder; Kathleen Haney, Artistic & Program Director; Elease Jenkins, Director o...
 

 

WorldFest Houston announces opening films

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Opening Night is one week away for WorldFest55 (April 20 - 24, 2022) at Cinemark Memorial City! Do you have your look for the red carpet? We'll have Andy Wright and the Bayou City Band playing you in with their showtunes from 6 - 7 p.m.  Later around 7 enjoy IF I COULD RIDE (tickets here!) and DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW 2 as our official festival opening films.  Immediately following the films, join us at the Westin Memorial City for a champagne...
 

American Documentary Film Festival in focus coverage by Guy Kennedy

AMDOCS 11th Annual April 7-11 2022

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Welcome to the AMDOCS 2022  In person Teddy Grouya introducing for us:   Watch the trailer with all extracts from the film The opening night followed by an after party. Roger Corman and his wife honored by the Festival and the audience with Myriam Brough producer and Bertrand Tessier film director of "The pope of the pop Cinema". We will be filling in soon with more information.   After party with Roger Corman The Filmfestivals.com team is enjoying the f...
 

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 ...
 

 

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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75th Festival de Cannes: Short films and La Cinef Selections

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After watching 3,507 films from more than 140 countries, 9 shorts will be presented in Competition from the following 11 countries: China, South Korea, Costa Rica, the United States, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, and Nepal. The Short Film Palme d'or will be awarded on Saturday, May 28 during the closing ceremony. TSUTSUE Amartei Armar  Ghana/France - 15'   PO SUI TAI YANG ZHI XIN (A SHORT STORY) Bi Gan  China - ...
 

 

 

The Directors' Fortnight unveils its 2022 selection

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THE DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT UNVEILS ITS 2022 SELECTION FEATURE FILMS   L’ENVOL (Scarlet)  by Pietro Marcello  Opening film   1976  by Manuela Martelli  First feature film   THE DAM (Al-Sadd, السّد , Le Barrage)  by Ali Cherri  First feature film   LES ANNÉES SUPER 8 (The Super 8 Years)  by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot  First feature film   ASHKAL  by Youssef Chebbi  First...
 

 

VIDEO: Discover the announcement video of the 61st edition of La Semaine de la Critique

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Ava Cahen, Artistic Director, presents the selection of 13 short films and 11 first and second features that will be screened in Cannes between May 18th and 26th.       ...
 

 

LFFEC 2022 will be held from September 23rd to October 2nd

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       It’s official: LFFEC 2022 will be held in autumn, from September 23rd to October 2nd. The date chosen for Effetto Cinema Notte is October 1st, while other showings are scheduled from April 30th to May 29th, but we will soon come back to those. The showings will be a kind of preview of the Festival activities and will be organised in collaboration with the Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo and Over The Real.  We also seize this opportunit...
 

 

The 75th Festival de Cannes Official Selection: Additions to the selection

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A week after the announcement of the feature films selected for the 75th Festival de Cannes, here is the list of films that will complete the Official Selection. Competition LE OTTO MONTAGNE Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen Italy/Belgium UN PETIT FRÈRE Léonor Serraille France TOURMENT SUR LES ÎLES Albert Serra Spain ...
 

 

South African Film Festival (Aus & NZ) Returns for a 4th Year!

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From 07 – 24 May 2022, The South African Film Festival (SAFF) will once again bring the very best of contemporary South African film to Australian and New Zealand audiences, both in-cinema and online. This year’s festival features a diverse program of 21 films, from hard-hitting documentaries to heart-warming short films, and from blockbuster features to personal stories. This rich offering gives diverse audiences unique insights into South Africa, its creative force, the strength...
 

 

35th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles Announces Film Programming

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30 NEW ISRAELI FEATURE FILMS AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING DOCUMENTARIES INCLUDING ISRAEL’S RECORD-BREAKING BOX-OFFICE HIT COMEDY SAVING SHULI AND MULTIPLE OPHIR AWARD WINNING TITLES  FESTIVAL RUNS MAY 5th – 26th The 35th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli cinema and television in North America, unspools this year both in theaters and virtually from May 5th – 26th.  The Festival’s Opening Night ...
 

 

FEFF 24 launches with a chinese opener The Italian Recipe and closes with Confession, Korean thriller

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THE ITALIAN RECIPE: one magic night in Rome Co-produced by China and Italy, director Hou Zuxin's romantic comedy will be the official opener of Far East Film Festival 24! The FEFF will conclude on April 30 with gripping South Korean thriller Confession by Yoon Jong-seok.   The eagerly-awaited world premiere of The Italian Recipe, directed by Hou Zuxin and shot in Rome, will officially open the Far Eas...
 

 

75th Festival de Cannes Poster: red carpet in the sky...with diamonds

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© Copyright Paramount Pictures Corporation - Jim Carrey, The Truman Show de Peter Weir Graphisme © Hartland Villa The red carpet that leads up the steps to the hope of being in the limelight. A poetic celebration of the insuperable quest for expression and freedom. An upward journey to contemplate the past and move ahead towards the promise of a revival. From Tuesday, May 17 to Saturday, May 28, the Festival de Cannes will hold its 75th edition, ...
 

 

18th Athens Digital Arts Festival "FutuRetro" planned for 25 – 29 May 2022

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  18th Athens Digital Arts Festival “FutuRetro” 25 – 29 May 2022 Kotzia Square, Athens City Center Βuilding complex of notoshome The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) presents FutuRetro, a celebratory 18th edition and a five-day gathering in the heart of Athens at the historical landmark of Kotzia Square. From the 25th – 29th of May, the building complex of notoshome and Kotzia Square will be revived to host an innovative exciting program with wor...
 

 

48th Seattle International Film Festival announces Jury, Mentors, and New Works-in-Progress Forum for Return to In-Person Fest

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The Festival returns as an 11 day hybrid event, April 14-24, 2022 New Works-in-Progress Forum to highlight two features from Sweden and Belarus/Ukraine SIFF has announced the Jury, Industry Mentors and New Works-in-Progress Forum films for their first in-person edition of the Seattle International Film Festival since 2019. The new, streamlined Festival will run 11 days, April 14-24, 2022, and include an online portal in addition to in-cinema screenings. “We are so happy to hav...
 

 

Get 35% off submissions to the 8th LA Crime and Horror Film Festival

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The final deadline for the 8th Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival is next weekend. An IMDb qualifying event with in-person screenings in the heart of Hollywood. From zombies and monsters to true crime and stories of the mafia, we spotlight feature films and short films in the crime and horror genres. Get 35% off submissions when you use the code "LACHFFCOM35" at https://filmfreeway.com/LA-Crime-Horror-Film-Festival   ...
 

 

The 2022 Brainwash Movie Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Festival Calling for Entries

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  A rarefied and unique event: A drive-in movie festival high in the eastern California Sierra Mountains! Screening the weird, unusual and significantly great (but, probably, unheralded) movies of the world for the past 26 years. Every season, the Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival screens your movies, gives awards and now going online, too! Join us! Submit your movie and/or come on out for the shows, or stay home and see how it all looks on the home movie screen. No...
 

 

Inaugural Hollywood Arab Film Festival (HAFF) will celebrate the Arab American Heritage Month

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Hollywood Arab Film Festival (HAFF) inaugural edition of the festival is scheduled from 27-30 April 2022 at Universal AMC Cinema at CityWalk, Hollywood.   HAFF marks the celebration of the Arab Heritage Month. It is founded by a non-profit organization with the aim of bringing Arab cinema to the heart of Hollywood City. The festival provides Arab filmmakers with the opportunity to gather and showcase their work to their Western peers and to directly interact with Western audience. &...
 

 

Katra Film Series Festival of Spring 2022 ready to kick off

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During Katra Film Series Festival of Spring 2022 several independent American and International filmmakers will showcase their best work.   This will be a Three-day event, the schedule is as follows:  April 19th/20th: Film Screenings: Doors Open 6PM | Location: Regal Cinemas (Times Square) (247W 42nd St Manhattan,NY 10036).   Afterparty:  Location: Daltons (611 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036)   April 21st: Awards Show and Gala | 7 - 10PM | Location: Vine ...
 

 

The 19th Universe Multicultural Film Festival successfully concluded

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It has been two years since the last Universe Multicultural Film Festival, and changes have taken place all over the world. The Universe Multicultural Film Festival, a brand of ethnic film celebration for nearly two decades, has withstood the impact of the pandemic and the global economic downturn. After two online and postponed events during the pandemic, it finally returned to the beautiful California coast as scheduled in April 2022. As always, the enthusiastic California sunshine welcomes fi...

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Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania, Jury President of the 61st Semaine de la Critique

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  La Semaine de la Critique, the parallel selection of the Festival de Cannes dedicated to first and second films, is proud to announce that the President of the 61st edition will be Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania.  Born in Sidi Bouzid, the director kicked off her career in Tunis and, throughout her four short films, her documentary and four feature films, the work she crafted is deeply rooted in life and social satire. Screened at ACID in 2014, her first feature, The Bl...
 

 

Dee Wallace Presented With Woman of Influence Award at Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022

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Gabrielle Stone, Dee Wallace, Sue Vicory   In honor of Women’s History Month and Oscar weekend, Heartland Films, Inc., Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International presented “Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022,” a special panel event held at Laemmle Film Center Santa Monica on Oscar weekend. Following the panel was an exclusive cocktail reception at the Hypnomagnetism offices of holistic healer Richard Garnier, Ph.D. The by-invitation-only event featured a panel ...
 

 

Dee Wallace Presented With Woman of Influence Award at Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022

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In honor of Women’s History Month and Oscar weekend, Heartland Films, Inc., Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International presented “Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022,” a special panel event held at Laemmle Film Center Santa Monica on Oscar weekend. Following the panel was an exclusive cocktail reception at the Hypnomagnetism offices of holistic healer Richard Garnier, Ph.D. The by-invitation-only event featured a panel of the top established names and rising stars of the...
 

Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot Awarded an Honorary Cristal at Annecy

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     The Annecy Festival is thrilled to honor not one, but two greats in animation: Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot as recipients of the Honorary Cristal, an honor rarely bestowed in the decades of the Festival’s history.  For the Festival’s Artistic Director, Marcel Jean, "the return of the Annecy Festival to its pre-pandemic state is the reason behind awarding two Honorary Cristals, one each to two exceptional personalities who have marked the recent hist...
 

 

"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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THE NORTHMAN is a stunner, plus LA premiere is here

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent You could say Alexander Skarsgård has gone to ‘rack and rune’ in THE NORTHMAN, but puns aside, this is the Viking epic Robert Eggers hinted at during production. Skarsgård literally breaks himself for this role, changes his body posture even, and just destroys his civilized inner self. Also starring Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe, this movie rips through the screen an...
 

 

Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals (Lagos) Spotlight on Women in Rural Communities in Africa

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Award winning filmmaker Cheryl Halpern's Kande Bode "Don't Get Whipped" wins award and sheds light on Indigenous Rural Women in African Communities    Royal Cocoa International Film Festivals Lagos Edition hosted a variety of films ranging from Climate Action, Social Justice, Animation, to films on practices on cocoa plantations. On Saturday April 9th, the festival exhibited "Spotlight on African Women" in rural communities from 4pm - 5pm at Silver...
 

 

CinemAid Ukraine Charity Film Marathon will be held around the world

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Screenings of Ukrainian films as part of the CinemAid Ukraine Charity Film Marathon continue. More than 50 full-length and short films will be shown in different parts of the world. Approximate screening schedule: 17.04 – Antalya (Turkey) 18-20.04 – Sofia (Bulgaria) 22.04 – Wrocław (Poland) 28.04 – Nairobi (Kenya) 25.04-2.05 – Riga (Latvia) 7.05 – New York (USA) 15.05 – Los Angeles (USA) 16-20.0...
 

 

The Animation Production Days (APD) Conference Programme Addresses the Challenges Facing the European Animation Industry

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The APD Conference, part of the 16th Animation Production Days, is taking place on 4 May from 1.45 pm to 5.30 pm in the L-Bank Rotunda in Stuttgart. Complementing the one-to-one meetings of the APD’s Co-Production and Financing Market, the conference consists of two sections and provides a platform to discuss current developments in the industry. The first part of the conference is entitled “Enable! Case Studies and Market Trends”. Moderated by APD curator Prof. Lilian Klage...
 

 

Amitville in Space comes to Summer Hill Entertainment

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AMITYVILLE IN SPACE COMES TO SUMMER HILL!     New releases are available now from Summer Hill Films.  To schedule an online meeting, click the link below:    Be sure to look at our website at www.summerhillfilms.com to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond!       Directed by Mark Polonia, Amitville in Space describes the the ultim...
 

 

Cannes is almost here find new releases from Summer Hill Entertainment

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  One of the biggest festivals of the year is right around the corner! Cannes 2022 is a great time to watch and find great new films. Check out some new releases that are just in time for Cannes, now available from Summer Hill Films. Be sure to look at our website at www.summerhillfilms.com to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond! If you're interested in any of these titles, feel free to click the ...

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Meetings on the Bridge announced the award winners

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Organised within the scope of the Istanbul Film Festival and as part of the Common Cultural Heritage: Preservation and Dialogue Between Turkey and the EU–II (CCH-II) Grant Scheme financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the European Union, Meetings on the Bridge announced the award winners.   Supported by Anadolu Efes, Meetings on the Bridge had its first hybrid edition. The selection included one documentary and nineteen feature film projects, as well as six...
 

 

Dee Wallace Presented With Woman of Influence Award at Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022

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Gabrielle Stone, Dee Wallace, Sue Vicory   In honor of Women’s History Month and Oscar weekend, Heartland Films, Inc., Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International presented “Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022,” a special panel event held at Laemmle Film Center Santa Monica on Oscar weekend. Following the panel was an exclusive cocktail reception at the Hypnomagnetism offices of holistic healer Richard Garnier, Ph.D. The by-invitation-only event featured a panel ...
 

 

Dee Wallace Presented With Woman of Influence Award at Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022

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In honor of Women’s History Month and Oscar weekend, Heartland Films, Inc., Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International presented “Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022,” a special panel event held at Laemmle Film Center Santa Monica on Oscar weekend. Following the panel was an exclusive cocktail reception at the Hypnomagnetism offices of holistic healer Richard Garnier, Ph.D. The by-invitation-only event featured a panel of the top established names and rising stars of the...

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TIPS redoes Rahman’s Rangeela hit, Mangta hai kya, with new music video

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TIPS redoes Rahman’s Rangeela hit, Mangta hai kya, with new music video It was a new venue for me, though not very far from my house. Located high above a leading footwear brand showroom on Linking Road, Santa Cruz, Bombay Adda (hangout) is a cosy place, just right for the size of the turnout on April 22. The occasion was the launch of the reprised version of A.R. Rahman’s hit from the film Rangeela, released 27 years ago, by TIPS Music, the company that had released the Rangeela ...
 

 

Jersey, Review: Down and out, yet 300 not out

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Jersey, Review: Down and out, yet 300 not out A loser making it big in sports is the stuff that many films have been made on. This one tries to be different. Imagine a cricketer who quit the game years ago, is dead broke, and his government job has landed him under suspension. You can bet that he will make a comeback and reach a new zenith, however, it does not quite happen the way you might anticipate. Yes, his return to the game is a major twist, but the giant of a twist is reserved for the...
 

 

Operation Romeo, Review: Regaining consciousness and recharging consciences

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Operation Romeo, Review: Regaining consciousness and recharging consciences When Neeraj Pandey, of A Wednesday fame, is co-producing a film, and it is titled Operation Romeo, you expect a taut thriller of the terrorist/spy genre. But Operation Romeo takes the ‘Operation’ part of its title to mean a set of planned moves by an individual, bereft of any spy/terrorist inclinations, though there is a crime of sorts involved, and some scenes do go for your jugular. ‘Romeo’ i...
 

 

An Actor’s Actor-Sanjeev Kumar: The Authorised Biography of Sanjeev Kumar

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An Actor’s Actor-Sanjeev Kumar: The Authorised Biography of Sanjeev Kumar A riveting black and white picture of the late actor, in mid-close, looking a little to his right, greets you on the cover of this eminently readable biography of the actor, who, arguably, was an actor’s actor. And so, the authors, Mumbai-based Hanif Zaveri and Delhi-based Sumant Batra, are not exaggerating when they give him that exalted title. As far as the ‘authorised’ bit is concerned, the du...

 

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

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

The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event!

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

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!

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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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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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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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