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Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

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Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...
 

 

Highlights from the 5th edition of the Venice Production Bridge

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La Biennale di Venezia Venice Production Bridge September 3 - 11, 2020     The 5th edition of the Venice Production Bridge, will be held during the 77th Venice International Film Festival. It will once again focus in particular on the presentation and exchange of original projects for films and works in progress, so as to foster their development and production. Needless to say that 2020 has been a very difficult year due to the gl...
 

 

Nomadland at the Venice Film Festival and other fall festivals

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Nomadland  by Chloé Zhao starring and produced by Oscar® winner Frances McDormand at the Venice International Film Festival and at the major Fall Film Festivals The Venice International Film Festival is pleased to share the presentation, with the Toronto, Telluride and New York Film Festivals, of Nomadland, the third feature film by director Chloé Zhao (Songs my Brothers Taught me, The Rider), starring and produced by Academy Award winner Frances McDormand....
 

 

Molecole, a Doc shot in locked down Venice will pre-open the festival

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La Biennale di Venezia / The new film by director Andrea Segre, the documentary Molecole made in Venice when it was locked down for the coronavirus will be the pre-opening film (Tuesday September 1st) of the 77th Venice International Film Festival 2020   The new film by Venetian director Andrea Segre (Io sono Li, La prima neve, Il pianeta in mare), the documentary Molecole (68’), made in Venice when it was locked down for the coronavirus, will be screened on the Pre-opening ni...
 

 

77th Venice International Film Festival / The four international Juries

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The selection is complete for the members of the four international Juries (Venezia 77, Orizzonti, “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for Best Debut Film, Venice Virtual Reality) of the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2 -12 September 2020), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by La Biennale di Venezia.   Venezia 77 The personalities convened as members of the Jury for the Venezia 77 Competition are: Cate Blanchett – president (Australia), is an interna...
 

 

Better World Forum in Venice with Conference, Red Carpet Screening of The Cave, VIP Cocktail, Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony

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  BETTER WORLD FORUM Ocean & Environment CINEMA FESTIVAL LA MOSTRA 77th edition, VENEZIA, Italy SEPTEMBER, 4th 2020 PALACE CA’ SAGREDO Masterclass Conference, Press Lunch, VIP Screening of THE CAVE, Red Carpet, VIP Cocktail, Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony, After Party King Baudouin Foundation Some previous editions Award Winners and supports :bHSH Albert II of Monaco, Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker, Wim Wenders, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Chef R...
 

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"Iris" by Diana Rodriguez: the poster

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Overview of the US business for the week of July 27th

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Our Industry News Summary covers the shifting sands of the studio release calendar and the impact it is having on exhibitors. Last week, many studios announced changes to their upcoming film release schedule, most notably Warner Bros. which moved Tenet off its planned 8/12 opening and Disney which moved Mulan out of 8/21.  Exhibitors had been planning their theatre re-openings to be up and running in time for these tentpole releases.  As a result, most exhibitors are pushing back their...
 

 

"terroir" wins TWO awards at San Gio Film Festival in Verona!

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"terroir" has won both BEST FILM and the Social Jury's BEST PRODUCER AWARD at the 2020 San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy, which ran from July 23-27, 2020. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Im...
 

 

 

europe! voices of women in film on tour: with seven films in new zealand

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  Inspired and curated by the Sydney Film Festival, a selection of this year’s EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM programme will be presented as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival At Home - Online in the "Widescreen" and "Spotlight" sidebars from 24 July to 2 August. "We are thrilled that, for the first time, our programme EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM is going on tour, reaching out to wider audiences, proudly showing new exciting works by ou...
 
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Announcing: all 50 features at TIFF 2020

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TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente have announced the lineup of titles selected for the 45th Toronto International Film Festival. This year’s features represent a diverse selection of the highest-quality films from around the globe. Films on offer will reflect first-rate international cinema, documentaries, and Canadian creativity. The strong representation of women, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour among TIFF’s selection reflects the organization&rs...
 

 

The 54th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Call for Entries...

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The 54th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival will officially open for entries August 15th! WorldFest offers competition for Shorts, Documentaries, Feature Films, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on the Silver Screens of the wonderful Memorial City Cinemark Theatres, with over 1,000 international filmmakers attending the 10-day International Film Festival from 75 Nations!   The year 2020 will go down in history as the stra...
 

 

Submit with 50% discount to our partner festival: The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLO Film Fest)

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The festival will take place MARCH 9TH-14TH 2021 Hurry up...  be among the first ten submitters using the code FILMFESTCOM21 to receive a filmfreeway 50% waiver code! The SLO Film Fest team is now reviewing strategies for the coming year and discussing new “out of the box” ways to move forward as we all navigate the COVID-19 challenges together. A MAJOR THANK YOU to our loyal and dedicated sponsors who are rolling with the cancellation of this ye...
 
 

 

Tartu Love Film Festival announces full programme

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The 15th Tartu Love Film Festival aka Tartuff screens 13 features and 4 documentaries with the majority of the films also available online for the first time in the festival’s history. The festival sets a thematic focus on art and artists.     Tartu Love Film Festival, organised by the team at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, will open the biggest open-air cinema in the Baltic countries for the 15th time on the historic Tartu Town Hall Square. The festival is t...
 

 

TromaDance Film Festival turns 20

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 Come Join The Troma Team at The Mahoning Drive-In Theater on August 7th & 8th for the 20th Annual TromaDance Film Festival         For the first time ever, Troma Entertainment, the world's longest running, independent film  studio & a cornerstone of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy & Cult Cinema, is teaming up with one of the most original driv...
 

 

The 11th Odesa International Film Festival presents its official poster

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OIFF continues its tradition to create concept posters and presents a new image This year the image of the Odesa International Film Festival, created by the creative agency BBDO Ukraine, reproduces the one vital thing for cinema - its audience.   The movie tells us stories that you need to watch in order to see them. Despite the fact that the 11th Odesa International Film Festival will take place online due to objective circumstances, we could not take this opportunity away from ou...
 

 

Higlights from the British Shorts Summer Edition at Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia

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On Friday 7 August and Friday 14 August 2020, we'll celebrate the British Shorts Summer Edition at Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia.    Be prepared for two wonderful outdoor screenings featuring awarded short films and other highlights from British Shorts Film Festival 2020! We’ll present works from all genres: comedy, animation, drama, music video, documentary, thriller etc …  For the first time we’ll do two s...
 

 

The Indy Shorts International Film Festival wrapped

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Today is the last day of the Indy Shorts International Film Festival, and we've been amazed and delighted by the response!   — Indy Shorts showcased 128 short films virtually and 41 short films at Tibbs Drive-In Theatre. We were pleased that our virtual film festival had over 10,000 streams equaling 4 months and 11 days of film watching, 850 people come out to the drive-in, and 180 filmmakers virtually join us from all over the world for 18 live Q&A sessions.  —&...
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Awards of the 39th Istanbul Film Festival Competition and National Short Film Competition

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  The 39th Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, announced the winners of the National Competition and National Short Film Competition at the ceremony held at Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), on Tuesday evening, 28 July. 11 feature and 12 short films vied in the competitions.   Presented by the director of the festival Kerem Ayan, the 39th Ist...
 

 

Awards of FID Marseille 2020

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International Competition Award Awarded by the international competition jury. French Competition Award Awarded by the french competition jury. Georges De Beauregard International Award Georges De Beauregard International Award Awarded to a film in the international Competition. The prize is sponsored by vidéo de poche. Georges De Beauregard National A...
 

 

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2020 Awards

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    On Saturday, the 18th of July, the 16th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of 28 feature films, 7 music documentaries and 30 short films from 27 countries. with 5 features, 7 music documentaries and 25 short films being shown in the competition program.   At the closing ceremony, the following awards were given:     VICIOUS CAT for best feature fi...
 

 

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New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF)

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August 31, 2020  Earlybird Deadline 

The New York City Independent Film Festival (a.k.a. NYC Independent Film Festival, NYCIndieFF) is an annual film festival held in New York City. It was founded in 2009 by Dennis Cieri and Bonnie Rush. The festival has screened over 1,800 movies from 81 different countries since it began in 2010.

The Festival is focused on low budget and emerging, yet overlooked filmmakers, bringing their talent to culturally enrich the NYC community. The Festival aims to create the largest gathering of true indie filmmakers.

NYCIndieFF honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

With a new section: the Covid-19 Diaries: tell us your story of hope and survival during the Corona lockdown. Short under 10 minutes

NYCIndieFF provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers NYCIndieFF is the place to be May 16 - May 23, 2021.

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Windrider Virtual Film Forum 

Offering seven Sundays of weekly short films

 

Windrider Film Forum celebrates artists as they inspire us to find solutions to our problems through the “Lens of Hope”. 

Invitation to our Film Community

As a follow up to the Annual Windrider Film Festival which took place June 27th, Windrider is kicking off a NEW Summer Film Series. The film series will showcase seven independent short films and conversation with the filmmaker, over seven weeks beginning July 5th. Each film screening will be at 7PM PDT.  Easy registration to follow along with the Summer Film Series at: Windrider Bay Area Email List

Happy Summer Film Viewing!
-Windrider Bay Area:  http://www.windriderbayarea.org

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Your Script Produced competition
Season 2
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August 31, 2020 Late Deadline

Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00.

We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Winners will be promoted in the Variety Magazine and THR!

Open to writers of all levels. 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form.

WE DON’T SET YOU UP WITH MEETING AFTER MEETING. WE DON’T SELL YOU DREAMS. WE DON’T SELL YOU HOPE.

WE PRODUCE YOUR SCRIPT!

PERIOD.

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
October 3 - 8, 2020

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August 20th, 2020 Extended Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The 2nd edition of the festival returns in October 2020  in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. 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.

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 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
November 6 – 22, 2020

August 1, 2020 Late Deadline

Celebrating its 35th annual festival in 2020, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) presents American indies and studio films, international films, student films, special tributes, seminars and introduces filmmakers to South Florida audiences. The festival runs November 6 – 22, 2020, and screens 200 films in Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Hollywood, St Augustine, and The Bahamas. Considered one of the most important regional film festivals in the U.S., the Festival's commitment to first-time filmmakers and innovative programming make it the perfect test market for your film.

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Locarno jury line-up for The Films After Tomorrow

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Locarno 2020 announces the jury line-up for The Films After Tomorrow and opens with First Cow, the new film by Kelly Reichardt.   The opening night feature at Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films on Wednesday 5 August will be First Cow, the latest film from U.S. director and screenwriter Kelly Reichardt, who will also be one of three jurors judging the international projects in The Films After Tomorrow section. Over the following ten day...
 

OIFF 2020: Roman Balaian to receive Golden Duke for Lifetime Achievements

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At the 11th OIFF one of the most famous Ukrainian directors will receive the Golden Duke award for his lifetime achievements Ukrainian director, screenwriter and film producer Roman Balaian will receive the Golden Duke Award at the 11th Odesa International Film Festival for his lifetime achievements. During his career he has made 15 films, wrote scripts for 7 films and produced two films. “Usually honorary awards are given in respect to years of experience. I hope this i...
 

 

Sony's Jolene Rodriguez has been hired by Broken English Productions as President

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JOLENE RODRIGUEZ HEADS TO BROKEN ENGLISH PRODUCTIONS Photo: Courtesy of Xuong Do Broken English Productions, part of film finance company Grandave Capital, announced today Sony’s Screen Gems’ Development and Production Executive Jolene Rodriguez has been hired by Broken English Productions as President. Jolene Rodriguez is starting immediately as Broken English Productions President overseeing Omar Chaparro’s starrer 7TH & UNION as executive producer. Independen...
 
 
 

 

"Iris" by Diana Rodriguez: the director's bio

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Iris is Diana's first feature film She has previously shot PARABLE a short film about two young brothers living with their parents in isolation: they begin to question their new world after war, corruption and greed nearly decimate the entire human race. She has two other producing credits besides Iris and Parable: Iris (producer) (post-production)  2016Ways (Short) (line producer)  2016The Invisible Worm (associate producer)  2015Parable&n...
 

 

Best For Fests : 'IRIS' full cast

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  Cast     Alice Kremelberg ... Iris Grant MacDermott ... Tom Mary Looram ... Adelaide Eric Colton ... Ben Jason Liebman ... Greg Andy Francess ... Aldo (as Andrew Nich...
 

 

A Deadly Legend - New Film interview.

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A DEADLY LEGEND: an Interview by Emmanuel Itier   Feature above: Director Pamela Moriarity and Actress/producer Kristen Ann Ferraro and Actor/writer/producer Eric Wolf.   IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10021582/   What attracted you to this film?   Pamela: When A DEADLY LEGEND was first presented to me, I was immediately attracted to the script. The sense of family institution spoke to me most as did the elements of love, loss, and secrets. ...
 
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IRIS by Diana Rodriguez

USA - Fantastic drama thriller: 104 minutes - first feature film

Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black) stars as the eponymous Iris, and gives an outstanding lead performance as this tortured soul dreadfully awaiting the death of her Aunt Adelaide, played by Mary Looram (Like Father, Braid). As Aunt Adelaide slowly withers away in hospice, Iris continues her day to day routines of working in an antique shop, and scrolling online for connections through an online dating app. However, Iris has an ulterior motive behind her digital search for suitors, and it’s not love. Iris has a hunger, and she needs to feed. On every date she goes on, she sizes her match up and determines their strength of character on a criteria of what she considers basic human decency. And if any of her dates fail to meet her standards, then that’s the end of them. They’re dinner. That’s just how Iris operates.

But complications arise when Iris meets Tom, played by Grant MacDermott (Hustlers, Mr. Robot), at a support group meeting for people dealing with the lingering effects of grief. Tom is a good hearted man coping with crippling trauma. As their chaste relationship develops, Iris is confounded by a debilitating emotional dilemma. She yearns for the love she once lost, but recognizes the potential in having a strong bond with Tom. Unfortunately, her primal nature exposes itself in the heat of lust, causing her deep seated vampirism to emerge and overtake her instincts. So she can never truly express her true feelings to Tom without it resulting in his death. What’s a timeless girl to do in the big city?

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LOST GIRLS by Julia Verdin

USA, 107 minutes, June 2020

One girl’s nightmare. A nationwide reality.

After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and her family after her ordeal. Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers - no matter the cost.

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Angie Morgan feels like her parents don’t understand her. After she is befriended by the charming and handsome Mario, everything seems to change for the better. He understands her desire to be a musician and promises to help her fulfill her dreams. However, her innocent, suburban life is upended when Mario lures her away to sell her to a local sex trafficking ring.

Angie is shocked and scared at her new found situations but clings to the belief that Mario loves her and that they will eventually both escape.  When it becomes clear to her that this will never happen, Angie is so overcome with shame and remorse for the life she is now trapped in and all seems hopeless.

When her closest friend and fellow victim, Zoe, finds out that Angie is about to be sold and shipped off to Miami, Zoe finds a way for them to escape. They make a desperate run for it. Angie escapes, but Zoe is not so lucky. Alone and heartbroken for her friend still imprisoned by their traffickers, Angie returns home to find that “normal” life is now anything but normal.

Burdened by her severe PTSD and guilt, Angie shies away from both her family and the police.  She is terrified that her traffickers will return for her (or worse, her little sister) if she provides any information to the police. 

Luckily, Angie meets Rachel, a sex trafficking survivor turned caseworker, who is desperately searching for the girl who was in her care but taken back by her traffickers: Zoe. As Rachel lends her strength, Angie begins to consider standing up to the traffickers, and after witnessing brutal murders and mutilations of other girls at hands of the traffickers, Angie considers standing up to the traffickers.

Will Angie’s fear hold her back? Or will she persevere to protect her family and help rescue Zoe and the others? 

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FINDING MANNY by Kacey Cox

Canada, 56 minutes documentary, june 2020

The chance discovery of an online article sends a Holocaust survivor on an unexpected trip to visit the orphanage where he was rescued to after the war.
 
Manny Drukier narrowly escaped the war by jumping from a “death train” at age 16, finding refuge at a unique home for orphans and displaced children. 71 years later, Manny—who lives in Toronto—is tracked down by a German researcher who has dedicated a decade of her life to locating the surviving children from the home. She invites Manny to return to the orphanage, which has since become a grade school, to share his story with the next generation. Manny must now revisit the places of his darkest memories, to reconcile the past and educate the future.

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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

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. As Davies meets and becomes friends with the some of his Russian photo subjects, he finds himself getting emotionally involved with their struggle. He decides to put down his camera and get involved with church restoration.

Early on in our story Davies befriends the famed Russian architect Alexander Popov who is deeply involved in working to preserve and share with the world the beauty and value of these ancient structures. Popov has uniquely discovered and reinvigorated both the tools and processes that restore life back to the North. But it’s an uphill battle against strong and powerful forces.

Together, Davies and Popov uncover the circumstances that led to the demise of the churches, and then join a small but growing group of passionate Russian citizens and outsiders from all walks of life who join the cause of Saving North.

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SEKURITAS written and directed by Carmen Stadler

Romantic dark comedy 117 minutes 2019 Switzerland

Starring Kathrin Veith, Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Jeanne Devos, Daniel Kasztura, Vilmar Bieri, This Maag

First feature film by Swiss director Carmen Stadler, produced by Claudia Wick for Abrakadabra Films AG

An office complex wishes for a love story before demolition. It chooses the lonely misfits for this story; those who go through security rounds at night, scrub toilets, experiment with recipes or rehearse their final speech. A poetic and twisted kaleidoscope that centers around desire, security and melodious noises which move through the entire fabric of the building.

 

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Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.
 

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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA, directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
 
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - filmfestivals.com Best for Fest"

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018
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Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for” Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, Sharkwater: Extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction is a follow up to his first two award-winning films, Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.

Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés
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Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...
 

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Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

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Les films qui ont une densité spirituelle évidente mettent souvent en scène le voyage, l’itinéraire initiatique, mais aussi la souffrance qu’implique de quitter sa terre, ses racines, son pays, son existence. On se rend compte, avec Les raisins de la colère que la modernité a constitué le terreau indispensable de la modernité liquide (Zygmunt Baumann). Le film est en effet réalisé en 1940, bien avant que la phi...
 

La Source (Jungfrukällan) d’Ingmar Bergman (Suède, 1960)

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La SODEC soutiendra 27 projets en développement

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La direction générale du cinéma et de la production télévisuelle de la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) soutiendra 27 projets en développement dans le cadre du volet 1 de son programme d’aide au développement. Les projets qui seront soutenus sont les suivants : Documentaires Mon amour c’est pour le restant de mes jours Scénariste : André-Line Beauparl...
 
 
 

Le Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt va fêter sa 43e édition

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Le Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt tiendra sa 43e édition du 23 OCT au 8 NOV 2020 et dévoile son affiche. www.festival-villerupt.com LA MASCHERA DI ROMA Le 43e Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt se tiendra du 23 octobre au 8 novembre 2020. Voici en exclusivité le visuel officiel de cette édition, signé de l’artiste Alessandra Carloni. Alessandra Carloni vit et travaille à Rome, où elle est née en 1984. Elle d&eacut...
 

 

Impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 28 Juillet 2020

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Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma.     ...
 

 

Le retour des lumières en septembre au Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie

 
Une édition repensée La 16e édition du Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie (FFFH) aura lieu du 16 au 20 septembre 2020 dans une « version repensée », afin de respecter scrupuleusement les normes sanitaires en vigueur. Fait réjouissant en cette année complexe, les organisateurs lanceront leur nouveau projet du FFFH itinérant dans sept villes du canton de Berne. En revanche, le Festival Offf sera reporté...
 

 

Le palmarès des courts-métrages en compétition du 13e Festival Nuits MED di u Filmu Cortu - 2020

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13e Festival LES NUITS MED di u Filmu Cortu - 2020 Lume in Mediterraniu  Lumière en Méditerranée Ajaccio Ellipse Cinéma PALMARES court-métrages  en compétition méditerranéenne &n...
 

 

FID Marseille 2020: Le Palmarès

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COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE    Jury présidé par Nobuhiro SUWA et composé de Manon DE BOER, Silvia CRUZ, Michel LIPKES, Adrian PACI.    GRAND PRIX DE LA COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE VISIÓN NOCTURNA / NIGHT SHOT Carolina Moscoso Chili / 2019 / 80' Première Internationale   MENTION SPÉCIALE NORTHERN RANGE Olivier Derousseau France / 2020 / 70' Première Mon...
 

 

Le Palmarès du Festival Nits de cinema oriental de Vic

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Asian Summer Film Festival Du 23 au 26 Juillet La 17e édition du Vic Oriental Film Nights Festival se termine par une nouvelle édition, et avec le dernier film, les prix du public, de la critique et du jury de cette année sont également décernés.   Oriol Estrada, Ivet Castelo et Lucía Alemany, jurés de cette édition, ont décidé de décerner le Prix du Jury aux Moutons sans berger...
 

La compétition du 46e Festival de Deauville

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FIRST COW de Kelly Reichardt GIANTS BEING LONELY de Grear Patterson - 1er film HOLLER de Nicole Riegel - 1er film KAJILLIONAIRE de Miranda July - sortie le 30 septembre LORELEI de Sabrina Doyle - 1er film LAST WORDS de Jonathan Nossiter - sortie le 21 octobre LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE d‘Eleanor Coppola MINARI de Lee Isaac Chung SHIVA BABY d’Emma Seligman - 1er film SOPHIE JONES de Jessie Barr - 1er film SOUND OF METAL de Darius Marder - 1er film THE ASSISTANT ...
 
 
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