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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2020  running online November 9 - November 13, 2020   

The AFM Campus Explained…

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Industry Offices – Hundreds of sales and production companies, and industry organizations from around the world.   LocationEXPO – Film Commissions, production facilities, service companies and institutions.   Stage 1 & Stage 2 – Over 200 speakers will participate in more than 70 live sessions – Conferences, Panels, Workshops, Conversations and Presentations – all with on-demand replays. &nb...
 

 

VIDEO: Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

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Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ...
 

 

AFM Opens online next monday: preview and hot tips

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A to Z First Look at the Industry Offices with 527 Exhibitors

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The Industry office will host 527 Exhibitors (a nice progression over 2019 / 375 exhibitors registered last year at Loews...) 45% of these exhibitors are US based : 241 Exhibitors 31% (167) from Europe : 44 from UK only 19 from France Notably few chinese companies (6 only) 101 Films International United Kingdom 101 Studios United States 102 Distribution Italy 1080 Virtual Med...
 

Wonderfilm Goes Private, Releasing Nearly a Dozen Feature Films During 2020

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Despite Covid Obstacles, More in the Works   Multi Award-Winning, Multi-Faceted, Entertainment Media Group Goes Private and Reports Rise in Production, Distribution, Profits and Commercially Viable Projects That Raise the Genre Bar Across the Board and All Platforms Globally   Wonderfilm Media, founded by Jeff Bowler, former head of production and acquisitions for The Exchange (Dear White People, 2 Guns, Romeo and Juliet) and Bret Saxon. Wonderfilm Media is a le...

 

SC Films will be participating in the online AFM market from November 9 - 13!

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AFM 2020 New Titles, Screenings + Current Line-up   STONERUNNER All-action adventure animation In the distant future machines have destroyed the planet and the world is slowly being rebuilt. In this inspiring tale a young boy must fight for his family and their freedom with the help of a benevolent robot. Director - Steve Trenbirth (Disney's Jungle Book 2) CGI animation and Australia / New Zealand co-production. First footage available Delivery Q...
 

 

SPIDES from Palatin Media has been sold to more than 130 countries

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   PALATIN MEDIA HAD A SUCCESSFUL MIPCOM ONLINE+   Munich based Palatin Media looks back at a very successful MipCom online+. SPIDES, a series (season 1, 8x1h) produced for the NBCUniversal International Networks has been sold to more than 130 countries, powered by stellar success at US American platform Crackle+. Crackle’s stock listed parent company Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) announced, that SPIDES was the highest-grossing fiction series ...
 

 

Sci-Fi Favorites from the Acort Catalog

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  Acort International is one of the top worldwide distributors of independent films in the global marketplace. We specialize in the horror, thriller, action, and sci-fi/fantasy genres catering to New Media and Digital platforms. We exhibit at most major film markets and have sold hundreds of successful films in all world territories big and small. Our films are a proven commodity for distributors around the world and we continue to maintain prosperous relationships with the inte...
 

 

Festival Winners available from Adler & Associates Entertainment

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    Ava Gardner had to break Frank Sinatra's heart to save his Career American Movie Awards - Grand Jury Prize - Best Feature Film American Movie Awards - Narrative Feature - Official Finalist Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival - Best Independent Film Mexico International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Directing European Independent Film Award - Nominated, Platinum Award - Best Actor Los Angeles Independent Film Festival - October Award - Be...
 

 

Russian World Vision @AFM 2020 Online: Line Up and Screening Schedule

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  Russian World Vision (RWV) specializes in selling and acquiring all types of rights; also engaged in film production. One of the company's missions is to demonstrate the high-quality content and commercial potential of Russian movies. RWV continues partnerships with all major foreign markets (more than 150 countries). In 2020 the company has significantly widened its library for international sales. The company focuses on projects which represent the glob...
 

 

10 to watch from French Cinema at AFM

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10 to Watch For the seventh consecutive year, UniFrance throws the spotlight on ten French talents (including a talented duo) who are attracting acclaim at international festivals and who have now set out to conquer the global marketplace with their films. They have made the headlines at the last Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Busan and San Sebastián film festivals and/or have received the Cannes or the Annecy label. These ten talents to watch embody the best of recent French cinema ...
 

Production without Borders Panel Nov 10th during Virtual AFM

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Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the third annual "Production Without Borders” special event that will be held during the 2020 virtual American Film Market on November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m PST. The online event "Production Without Borders 2020" is scheduled for November 10, 2020 at 11 AM PST/Los Angeles (2 PM EST/New York). The online event will feature a panel of some of the top names and rising ...
 

German Films at American Film Market 2020

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German Films will be represented at American Film Market 2020 with a digital umbrella booth, with links in place to direct you to the individual participating companies. The following world sales agents have registered: ARRI Media International, Beta Cinema, Films Boutique, Media Luna new films, Picture Tree International, Pluto Film, Rise and Shine World Sales and Sola Media. They will show German films in 16 digital market screenings. In addition to the umbrella booth and market screeni...
 

The new animated series from KOAN at AFM!

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  3rd most watched animated series behind Peppa Pig and PJ Masks 21,2% market share on France Television (4-10 years' old) 62 million views on catch up App Characters' faces adaptable to the territory Audiences can add their own face to be part of the series ...
 

10 european works in progress to discover at afm 2020

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The Italian-Brazil coproduction A BUNCH OF BASTARDS by Gabriel Albanesi EFP (European Film Promotion) is putting a major spotlight on European cinema by showcasing 10 European films in post-production at the upcoming American Film Market (9- 13 November, 2020) which will be held online this year. The films from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom reflect a wide range of universal topics such as solidarity, randomness of the universe, g...
 

New for AFM from Breaking Glass: Intersection - Crime, Thriller - Starring Matt Doran of The Matrix    

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New WW Acquisition: INTERSECTION Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce a recent acquisition for worldwide rights on a brand new Australian crime, thriller, 'INTERSECTION' starring Matt Doran of The Matrix for AFM. When a conman discovers his son is abducted, he is forced to drive the city streets completing an escalating series of trials to appease his child’s kidnapper, and atone for his career of deception. Watch Trailer WW Rights Av...
 

2020 Acort International Lineup for AFM

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IN TOO DEEP: Thrillers That'll Leave You at the Edge of Your Seat     ...
 

The new showreel from FILM.UA Group for AFM 2020

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  SHOWREEL: OUR STORIES MAKE THE WORLD BETTER   A new showreel from FILM.UA Group – signature projects, celebs, secrets, struggle, monsters, magic, and love. You will see shots from The Sniffer 4, Love in Chains, There Will Be Humans, and Hide and Seek series; Maid-in-Law, The Rising Hawk, Pulse, Mr Jones, Crazy Wedding 2, The Stronghold, and Battle for Sevastopol features; The Stolen Princess and Brave Bu...
 

Kevin Bacon joins the cast of ONE WAY - Highland Film Group handling sales

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  Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon (Black Mass, Mystic River, Showtime’s “City on a Hill”) joins Colson Baker (The Dirt, Project Power), also known as recording artist “Machine Gun Kelly” and Travis Fimmel (Ridley Scott’s ”Raised by Wolves,” “Vikings,” Warcraft) to star in the new action-thriller One Way, directed by Andrew Baird (Zone 414) fr...
 

Neil Marshall film THE LAIR - Highland Film Group handling worldwide sales

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Highland Film Group announced today the company has come aboard to handle worldwide sales for the new horror action thriller The Lair written, directed, and produced by Neil Marshall (20th Century Fox’s Dog Soldiers, Lionsgate’s The Descent, The Reckoning, Lionsgate’s Hellboy). Casting is currently underway with plans to start principal photography in Spring 2021. Highland Film Group will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming vi...
 

Love is in the air: romcoms from PureFlix Quality Flix

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BRAND NEW SLATE OF ROMANTIC/COMEDIES COMPLETED - READY FOR DELIVERY Courting Mom and Dad is a family comedy about three children who are at their wit's end when they discover their parent's impending divorce. In a last ditch effort to save their family, the children seek the help of a rather eccentric personal injury attorney to help them delay the divorce. In the interim, the parents rediscover their love for one another. ...
 
 

Red Sea Media Inc. lineup for AFM 2020

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THE MANSON BROTHERS MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE MASSACREGENRE: HORROR A mutated zombie virus breaks out in the audience during a championship wrestling match. TRAILER                 GREENLIGHT  GENRE: PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER     &n...
 
 

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The City of Seville 2020 Award honours Emmanuelle Béart, who stars in the closing film, L'Etreinte

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Undine (Christian Petzold) to be screened at the opening gala Muñoz and Cienfuegos attending the press conference.  ® De Lamadrid Seville, November 4, 2020.- After the actions taken last Friday by the SEFF and the Seville City Council, in a firm commitment to maintaining the competitive and face-to-face nature of the event, adapting its schedule and activities to the new mobility and capacity restrictions announced by the regional government, the organisat...
 

 

Successful seminar with TIFFCOM2020 special guest, Mr. Robert Early from Amazon Prime Video Japan

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  On November 5th, day 2 of TIFFCOM, we are pleased to report all seminars and events finished successfully. Our 2nd day’s main seminar was presented by TIFFCOM2020 special guest, Mr. Robert Early from Amazon Prime Video Japan. This year is Amazon Japan’s 20th anniversary. Prime Video started in 2015 and it currently holds the largest market share in Japan. Amazon Japan provides 37 series (57 titles) of “Japan Originals” and considers further investment for origin...
 

 

Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) Hires Industry Leader David Miller in the Role of Executive Director

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Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) has hired industry leader David Miller to assume the role of Executive Director for the internationally acclaimed film festival, with current Executive Director Kevin W. McNeely to become SIFF Artistic Director. Miller is an international award-winning film producer with experience in distribution, international sales, promotions and Public Relations. As President of A71 Productions/ A71 Entertainment, he has produced more than 20 films and released 5...
 

 

 

Sekuritas Q&A by Tor Kingdon, AFMX Albuquerque

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Best Narrative Feature : First runner up – Sekuritas; Director Carmen Stadler   Best Director Award Second runner up – Carmen Stadler; Sekuritas     35 mins, The Q&A was recorded September 24, 2020 Q&A moderated by Tor Kingdon, AFMX Filmfestival Albuquerque, USA With Carmen Stadler, Director, Screenwriter, Editor Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Leading Actor SEKURITAS feature film, produced by Abrakadabra Films Zurich Switzerlan...
 

 

Visions du Réel introduces the new members of the 2021 team

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For its 52nd edition, from 15 to 25 April 2021, the International Film Festival Nyon welcomes new members to the Selection Committee, restructures the international network and reorganises its Industry section.    "Behind us lies the equally successful and innovative online edition 2020, and ahead of us a festival edition in 2021 full of new challenges. We are preparing for this with new additions to our artistic team and the industry section. I am happy and proud to introduce...
 

 

Best for Fests 'Only Human': Cast and Crew

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THE CREW Tomi Salkovski Producer SKOPJE FILM STUDIO Igor Ivanov Director Igor Ivanov Writer Sasho Kokalanov Writer   THE CAST   Aleksandar Matovski alias Cako “Gogi” Natasha Petrovic as “Keti” Igor Angelov as “Father Hristo” Jordan Simonov as “Lawyer” Maylinda Kosumovic as “Zana” Sashko Kocev as “Petar&rd...
 

 

Best For Fests ONLY HUMAN - Director's statement

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Igor Ivanov IGOR IVANOV was born in Skopje in 1973, Igor Ivanov began his career as a director of television series, documentaries and shorts. His short fiction BUGS (2004) was in competition for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale and won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Ivanov directed five seasons of the live action children’s TV series FIVE PLUS, 35 episodes of the first children’s TV programme in Macedonia OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, co-produced by Common Ground Productio...
 
 

 

VIDEO Interview: J'aimee Skippon-Volke on the challenges of running a festival during COVID

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Photo and video by Christopher Labanne J'aimee Skippon-Volke, Director of the Byron Bay International Film Festival   ...
 

 

"Don't stir my Martini, Just shake it a little" Sean Connery, 1930 - 2020 a Fond Farewell

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By Alex Deleon                 Some actors never die, they just pass away to a higher realm.             The ultimate incarnation of James Bond, double 0'Seven, has cashed in his chips here down below, but in cinema heaven he will reign forever as the coolest of the cool with a License to Kill, but only bad guys, which he did flawlessly in half a dozen of the best romantic action films ever made. Several other ac...
 

 

Remembering diner with Sean Connery at the amazing Bahamas Film Festival

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We are sorry to hear the passing in his sleep of Sean Connery in his bahamian retreat. He was 90 Sean Connery was the first actor ever to play Bond, James Bond, a role he took 7 times.  I met him in Paradise Island in 2007 when he received a career award from Leslie Vanderpoole festival founder. Our film critic Alex Deleon put out an eloquent message which I am happy to reproduce here "Don't stir my Martini, Just shake it a little" Sean Connery, 1930 - 2020 a Fo...

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BLOODLESS: The Path to Democracy showing at the Armenian Film Festival Australia, in solidarity with Artsakh

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ARMENIAN FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – FOR ARTSAKH As the war in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh) continues, the Armenian Film Festival Australia, in solidarity with Artsakh, will screen the inspiring feature documentary BLOODLESS: The Path to Democracy, on 8th November, 2020 at Event Cinema Top Ryde.   BLOODLESS by master documentarian Bared Maronian, tells the remarkable story of the peaceful revolution that toppled a decades-old oligarchy and reinstated democracy in Armenia in 2...
 

Overview of the US business for the week of November 2

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Horror flick Come Play from Focus Features jumped out into first place on the Halloween weekend box office, earning $3.15M on its opening weekend. The action/revenge thriller Honest Thief from Open Road Films starring Liam Neeson dropped down from #1 last weekend to second place with $1.35M in its second weekend, earning a total of $9.5M after 10 days. Comedy The War with Grandpa earned $1.1M in weekend sales, now with $11.2M cume after 4 weeks, followed by Tenet with a cool $885K, still play...
 
 

 

 

Superno by Abel Mekasha

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  You are all invited to see Trailer for Superno, first feature by Ethiopian Filmmaker Abel Mekasha, with Executive Production by Cintamani Films, the film made in Addis Abbeba, shows a very unique creativity by the debut director. Watch trailer ...
 

 

Frank, Earnest with Mercy selected at Calcutta International Short Film Festival

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Cinema is a magical tool that speaks a universal language, enabling the ability to unite people across the globe in an instant. The CISHORTFF-2021, as an international short film festival, has the objective of creating awareness among the cine-viewers through the projection of short films. We strive to bring filmmakers from all over the world under one set. The members of our jury belong to a network of professionals, with years of experience in the industry. The quality standard of ...
 
 
 

Saving North to screen at Virtual Fort Lauderdale Film Festival American Indie competition

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The 35th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival takes place from November 5-22, 2020. This year’s festival takes a hybrid format but still features all of your festival favorites—great films, behind-the-scenes chats with filmmakers, and parties celebrating movie magic—in a variety of venues to accommodate social distancing and keep you safe: in-theater films, drive-in movies, a boat-in event, dinner-and-a-movie at local restaurants, and virtual screenings and even...
 

 

Saving North in competition at the Lone Star Film Festival

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  With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting the State of Texas, it has been decided that the 2020 Lone Star Film Festival will take place ONLINE as a virtual film festival experience - November 4-8.  --- A celebration of film in Fort Worth! Named one of MovieMaker Magazines "Top 50 Film Festival's Worth The Entry Fee" in 2015, for three consecutive years. Past showcase films include: JUST MERCY - A HIDDEN LIFE - THE GREEN BOOK - WIDOWS - THE SISTERS...
 

 

 

 

Crossing fingers for Finding Manny selected to play at Crossing The Screen Festival November 26

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CROSSING THE SCREEN is an international film festival, meant to showcase innovative and independent forms of visual art from all over the world. The Sussex-based film festival is devoted to discovering and celebrating unique voices and up-and-coming new cinema talents, who are not afraid to transcend traditional storytelling. The inaugural edition was held at the Birley Centre in Eastbourne, East Sussex, in November 2016. Its 2nd and 3rd editions took place in Eastbourne, in Nov...
 

 

Best for Fests 'Only Human': The synopsis

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Homo Adorans, Homo Amans , Homo Economicus, Homo Faber, Homo Ludens,Homo Ridens : which one are you which one are they really? ONLY HUMAN – Homo… stages six profiles in six sequencess  cleverly interwoven. One dramatic story in 6 episodes featuring desperate characters in their quest for survival and love, or redemption. The jobless graduate becomes a grave-digger, the grieving widow a nun, the priests gamble and gangsters rule the courts. Only the lonely child may ...
 

 

"terroir" to play Silver Wave Film Festival in Canada!

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"terroir" will play with the 2020 Silver Wave Film Festival out of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada from November 5-12, 2020. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, this year's festival has had to move online. Clips from "terroir" kick off this year's promotional trailer for the fest: https://youtu.be/pkhxf7UOmb4 "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sect...
 

 

 

Lunch With My Friend’s Wife, Review: Not with his friend’s wife

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Lunch With My Friend’s Wife, Review: Not with his friend’s wife That is a dilemma and a conundrum. Firstly, the lunch takes just a few seconds of the 15 minute 13 second film. Secondly, it is not with the central character’s friend’s wife, as the title suggests. That means taking huge liberties with the narrative genre. Lunch With My Friends Wife plots two intertwined story lines, one being the apparently straight narrative, while the other a blend of flashback and the...
 

 

 
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Here are this year's nominated films for the 19th Edition of the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL

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2020 FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS .   Here are this year's nominated films for the 19th Edition of the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL. If you want to catch these films and more - be sure to get your tickets to the live festival, happening November 13-15, or pick up a pass for our virtual festival, streaming now through November 15! Congratulations to our nominees and thank you to all of our filmmakers! - The MIAMIsFF Team     Luz | Dir By John Banana | France   ...
 

 

Film Line-up of the Fourth Malaysia International Film Festival 2020 Announced

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Film Line-up of the Fourth Malaysia International Film Festival 2020 Announced Together with Actor Bront Palarae’s Continuous Commitment as the Festival Ambassador   The group photo of the chairperson (Joanne Goh) and the ambassador (Bront Palarae) of 4th Malaysia International Film Festival 2020.   The screening list of 4th MIFFest 2020. The 19 films will be screened during the 4th MIFFest 2020 on 5-10 December 2020. MIFFest 2020 Theme Song ‘We Ar...
 

 

ICFF at Home Hightlights | Available Canada-wide

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  This year’s edition maintains its commitment to exhibiting famous Italian and Canadian architects thanks to two incredible documentaries available on our platforms. By purchasing an ICFF Festival Pass, you’ll have access to both feature documentary films, RENZO PIANO: THE ARCHITECT OF LIGHT and PALLADIO. For centuries, architecture and design around the world has been heavily influenced by Italy. Renowned as a pillar of excellence, Italy has always been at the foref...
 

 

Connect with the global production community at FOCUS Digital

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FOCUS Digital - 15/16/17 December  In a tumultuous and challenging year, the theme for the 2020 virtual edition of FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production will be 'Future Proofing the Screen Industries'.  A delegate pass remains FREE for production professionals and gives access to all strands of the event.  See the latest programme information below. REGISTER FREE NOW Expert speakers will explor...
 

 

Göteborg Film Festival announces a hybrid edition with focus on social distances

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    Social distances will be in focus at the 44th Göteborg Film Festival, thematically in the film programme as well as at the festival itself. The festival’s industry platforms will transform into a hybrid format presenting a dynamic online experience alongside a limited on-site event. This year the festival will scale down the programme selection, presenting physical cinema screenings in accordance to safety measures to be accompanied by a curated digital programme...
 

 

First list of nominated films in 11 categories for Jaipur international Film Festival

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Online edition of JIFF is going to take place on 15th to 19th January 2021 27 Jury Members from 15 countries selected 161 films from 38 countries out of 1484 films from 80 countries Jaipur: Corona has widely impacted entire world. Jaipur international Film Festival- JIFF is not an exception. Despite all the barriers and challenges due to Covid - JIFF organising committee has decided to organise the festival on 15th to 19th January 2021. As per the circumstances - It would be an O...
 

 

Boston International Kids Film Festival Goes Virtual November 20 - 22

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Eighth Annual Fest to feature 70 films from 17 countries   The Boston International Kids Film Festival (BIKFF) announced that it will be heading online for a special three day film festival November 20 - 22, 2020. Presented in partnership with GBH, BIKFF will feature 70 films in total representing 17 countries. The films will be broken up into nine blocks with a live Q&A session after each block. Individual access to BIKFF will be $55 ($75 if two or more people are watching), and wi...
 

 

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will skip the 2021 edition

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Dear PSIFF Friends,   For 31 years, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has been bringing together an international community of filmmakers and film lovers to celebrate the riches that cinema presented that year. We've rushed into packed screening rooms, shared food and conversation and made lifelong connections with people standing in lines. This festival has been about sharing our love for movies, but even more, it’s been about creating personal connections for our ...
 

 

November 30 is the final deadline for Your Script Produced Season 2

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Over $350,000.00 Cash/awards/prizes: Get your Feature / Pilot / Short Script Produced! Guaranteed!     Entertainment Industry's Unparalleled Event! Over $350,000.00 in Production / Cash / Awards & Prizes. Founded / Sponsored & Financed by Doval Bacall under his Production Banner Doval Bacall Films LLC. * Feature Grand Prize winner Produced for $250,000.00! *Tv pilot Grand Prize winner Produced for $10,000.00! *Short Script Grand Prize ...
 

 

 

Very Short Film Festival - Call for entries 2021

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There is only one international call for entries: with no division into categories, we look for short films of every genre and language, shot in any format and at any time. Duration is the only limit: up to 3 minutes, excluding titles. Deadline Jenuary 14th 2021. ...
 

 

The Children’s International Film Festival Australia (CHIFF) opens live screenings end November

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  CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON SALE NOW!   For our youngest cinephiles and their lucky families, the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) presents a brand-new program of extraordinary kids’ cinema from around the globe!   Featuring re-imaginings of classic characters such as Lassie, Sherlock Holmes and the Moomins, plus Dino Dana making her feature film debut and a return visit to Hoggett’s Farm ...
 

 

Don't miss FirstGlance Philly 23

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Don't miss FirstGlance Philly 23For the first time ever you can choose to attend our Physical Event on Nov 13-15 or our Virtual Event on Nov 10-15 2020!Enjoy almost 40 indie films from across the globe over one amazing week! We've had to pivot our festival to make it safe for all, and we're selling LIMITED SEATING at our new home the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. Following all CDC and Covid safety guidelines, which includes enhanced cleaning, mandatory masks, social distancing ...
 

 

Bentonville FFoundation 2020 Virtual Filmmaker Retreat and November Movie Monday

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    Last year the BFFoundation invited it’s 2019 Alumni Filmmakers pre-Bentonville Film Festival to a retreat with workshops and special guest speakers. This year, as part of the Coca-Cola Grant to the BFFoundation, we are going virtual. And, for the very first time, we want to take this opportunity to open some of these special events of the 2020 Virtual Filmmaker Retreat to the public! Please join us from the comforts of your own space, for these special opportunities to dis...
 

 

2020 Hawaii International Film Festival Launches Spotlight on Taiwan with Live Screenings

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2020 Hawaii International Film Festival Launches Spotlight on Taiwan with Live Screenings “I WeirDo” and “A Leg” and Online VR Spotlight Conversation This year, “Spotlight on Taiwan” will kick off online via HIFF’s streaming platform from November 5th to 29th, showcasing 2 feature films “Detention” and “Get the Hell Out,” and 2 short films “Growing Pains” and “See You, Sir” in “Shorts Program: Turni...
 

 

exground filmfest 33 Update: on-demand from 13–22 November with live screenings 11–20 December

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  exground filmfest 33 Programming Update: on-demand as planned from 13–22 November; live screenings/events postponed to 11–20 December On-demand tickets now available for 5€ per film/programme (exclusively in Germany) // Festival opening & awards ceremony as live stream/archived video Due to new Covid-19 prevention measures, the programme of exground filmfest 33 cannot be presented in front of live audiences in November. However, thanks to the...
 

 

24h until the end of Early Bird for Film Submissions to FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival

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  FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is moving towards its 17th edition, taking place from the 21st to the 28th of June 2021, in Espinho, Portugal, showcasing some of the best talents in cinema. We have opened the film submissions, and our Early Bird period is almost ending. Submit your film within the next 24h to enjoy a special Early Bird fee.   FEST is currently looking for: 1st and 2nd Features Films (Fiction & Documentary); ...
 

COLCOA French Film Festival postponed to 2021 (September 20-26)

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The 2020 edition of the COLCOA French Film Festival, "A Week Of French Film and Series Premieres in HOLLYWOOD" is now postponed to autumn of 2021. Still programmed at the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, the festival will take place from September 20-26th, 2021, year of its 25th anniversary celebrations. COLCOA is a prestigious and widely publicized event presented by the Franco American Cultural Fund, a partnership of the DGA, the WGA W...
 

VIDEO: Tokyo International Film Festival Launched Physical 33rd Edition

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Red Carpet and Opening CeremonyWatch the Video     Video Adress from Robert de Niro, Christopher Nolan and Thierry Fremaux (Cannes)   The 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival physically kicked off its 10-day run under crisp autumn skies on October 31, with an indoor Red Carpet event prior to the Opening Ceremony. With international travel restrictions still in place, the predominantly Japan-based filmmakers and stars appeared on a grand carpeted stai...
 
 

BIFED 2020 goes online on bifedonline.org

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BIFED 2020     The Competition Finalists and the documentaries of the Panorama section will be available in virtual cinema venues with a capacity of 250 viewers during the whole week. The information on the films, trailers and Q&As can be found on this platform. If you are not able to get to view a film it means that the viewing capacity has been reached. The other platform is our BIFED-Youtube-Channel. Here you will fin...
 
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Closing of the "Cannes 2020 Special”: I'm Afraid to Forget Your Face wins the Palme d'or for Short Films

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Sameh Alaa, winner of the 2020 Palme d’or for Short films © P. Le Segretain/GettyImages By hosting a three-day "Cannes 2020 Special” of screenings on the Croisette for Cannes general public to whom the Festival wished to send a sign of goodwill, the Festival de Cannes and the Mayor of Cannes set out to celebrate cinema in a city synonymous with this art form, showcase the global film industry's creative dynamism in these challenging times and hold a cultural event at...
 

Sekuritas acclaimed as Best Feature first runner up and second runner up Best Director at AFMX

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Best Narrative Feature : First runner up – Sekuritas; Director Carmen Stadler   Best Director Award Second runner up – Carmen Stadler; Sekuritas   The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) hosts over 7,000 attendees each year and presents a fusion of film, music and special events that create a unique and intimate experience for everyone in attendance. Our Mission: AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmak...
 

 

Austin Film Festival Winners announced

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Austin Film Festival (AFF), the premier Festival to recognize the writer’s contribution to film, television, theatre and new media, is thrilled to announce the 2020 Film Competition Jury & Audience Award winners alongside the Script Competition winners. Following each screening, audience members cast their votes for the Audience Award, recognizing the audience’s Festival favorites among the 2020 film slate.   THE FOLLOWING AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS ...
 

 

The 14th Asian Film Awards Winners Announced

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Ryo KASE wins Best Supporting Actor, HIKARI wins Best New Director, Yoshifumi KUREISHI wins Best Sound at the 14th Asian Film Awards  The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced the winners of the 14th Asian Film Awards (AFA14) today. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the awards presentation was broadcast online on the AFAA and Busan International Film Festival's official websites and YouTube Channels. The awards are organized by the Tokyo, Busan and Hong Kong International ...
 

 

 

Winners of the 9th Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival!

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Goya winner Laura Gost (l) with Evolution Honorary Award recipient and Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba and EMIFF Founder & Director Sandra Lipski (r) at the Closing Night Gala at Palau de Congressos de Palma. Dear Filmmakers, Sponsors, and Partners,  Thank you for an amazing 9th Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival! For the past 7 days, despite the difficulties due to the current world situation we have managed to complete a successful film...

 

 

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 18 – 25, 2021

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January 4, regular Deadline  

 

We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information.

Known for it's quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels and other amazing networking opportunities and parties; it's no wonder JDIFF was voted one of the coolest film festivals and one of the top 50 worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine multiple times. JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker!

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16th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 20-24, 2021) calling for entry

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November 20, 2020 Regular Deadline 

Call for entry MBIFF 16 now open     I December 11, 2020 Late Deadline  I December 31, 2020 Extended Deadline I  

The MBIFF is a World Class Event.

Submissions end December 31st,  20éà, submit through filmfreeway.com, or through the festivals website, myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com
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.

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New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF)

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November 30, 2020  Regular 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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Your Script Produced competition
Season 2
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November 30, 2020 Final 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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54th WorldFest Houston

April 16-25, 2021

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Early bird entry by November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!

 

You are welcome to enter  Online via our online entry platform - www.worldfest.org, or via FilmFreeway.com - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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Fantasporto 41
February 26 - March 6

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Deadline  December 1st, 2020 (Feature films)

November 1st (Fantasy short films)

Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 40th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.

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"THE BEST FOR FESTS : ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION

Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

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

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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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ANGIE: LOST GIRLS by Julia Verdin

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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 ... 
 

Festival des 3 Continents 2020 Confined but determined

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CONFINED BUT DETERMINED Following the announcement of the President of the French Republic on October 28, the whole cultural life of the country is once again at a standstill. In this context, we would like to express our solidarity and empathy with all of the cultural actors (artists, professionals of the live performing arts, venues and events) together with the whole of the cinema branch (cinemas, cancelled festivals, producers, distributors, technicians) and all the filmakers whose ...
 

 

la 24e édition des Œillades, Festival du Film Francophone d'Albi ne pourra avoir lieu du 24 au 29 novembre 2020

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Suite à la dernière allocution du Président de la République, la 24e édition des Œillades,Festival du Film Francophone d'Albi ne pourra avoir lieu du 24 au 29 novembre 2020  L'association Ciné Forum est en train de réfléchir aux différentes options possibles pour que cette 24e édition des Œillades puisse se dérouler d'une manière ou d'une...
 

Les enseignements des Rencontres de L’ARP qui viennent de s'achever

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Les Rencontres de L’ARP sont terminées, et nous en tirons plusieurs enseignements. Il est tout d’abord très clair que la situation du cinéma français est dramatique, les salles sont fermées, nous sommes coupés de notre public. Il est clair, entre autres, que l’état de ceux qui font au quotidien la diversité du cinéma, est alarmant, tous se trouvant au bord du précipice : auteurs, producteurs ind...
 

 

Festival du Nouveau Cinema : Prix du public Temps

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MERCI ! Après 25 jours de célébrations et de découvertes, la 49e édition du Festival du nouveau cinéma s'est terminée le 31 octobre dernier. Plus de 200 œuvres d'une cinquantaine de pays composaient la programmation 2020 toujours aussi relevée et diversifiée: longs métrages, courts métrages, œuvres VR, ciné-parc, performance, classe de maître et activités pr...
 

 

Le Festival International Jean Rouch devient virtuel

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Le festival vient de nous annoncer les nouvelles formes que prendront la manifestation:   Nous étions prêts et nous vous attendions avec impatience pour vous faire partager cette nouvelle édition du festival, mais malheureusement il n’en sera pas ainsi. Nous sommes au regret et désolés de vous annoncer qu’en raison des nouvelles mesures sanitaires le festival ne peut se tenir en présentiel cette année.   Nous avons do...
 

 

Le Poitiers Film Festival donne une nouvelle forme à sa manifestation.

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Suite aux nouvelles mesures gouvernementales, le Poitiers Film Festival donne une nouvelle forme à sa manifestation.    En avril 2020, malgré le confinement, nous décidions de maintenir le lancement de l’appel à films du Poitiers Film Festival pour garder le lien avec les écoles de cinéma et offrir aux réalisateurs des perspectives d’espoir. Inscrire les films, c’était les faire sortir des pays, pour qu’i...
 

 

Médias en Seine, le 1er festival international pour imaginer les médias de demain, revient le jeudi 19 Novembre

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FESTIVAL « MÉDIAS EN SEINE » : JEUDI 19 NOVEMBRE 2020 Une 3ème édition 100% digitale DÉCOUVREZ LES PREMIÈRES SÉQUENCES !   « Médias en Seine », le 1er festival international pour imaginer les médias de demain, revient le jeudi 19 novembre. Face au contexte sanitaire, franceinfo et Les Echos adaptent le format de cette 3ème édition, désormais 100% d...
 

 

Le Festival International du Film d’Histoire de Pessac sera reporté

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Lors de sa réunion du mardi 3 novembre 2020, le conseil d’administration du Festival International du Film d’Histoire de Pessac a décidé d’organiser, dès que les conditions sanitaires le permettront, la projection au cinéma Jean-Eustache des compétitions de fictions cinéma et de documentaires inédits en présence des équipes de films, avec remise des Prix du public et des Prix des jurys lycéens ...
 

 

Cours écrire ton court revient en formule hybride

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  Cours écrire ton court revient pour une nouvelle édition en formule hybride. Les scénaristes émergents de tous âges sont invités à déposer une première version dialoguée d’un scénario de court métrage en français ou en anglais, au plus tard le 3 décembre 2020, à 23 h 59. Organisé par la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles...
 

Clap (provisoire) de fin pour le Arras Film Festival

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    Suite à l’annulation de son édition spéciale le lundi 19 octobre, l’Arras Film Festival s’est réinventé en quelques jours dans un vaste mouvement solidaire réunissant toutes les composantes de la filière cinéma.  Grâce à la complicité de nombreux exploitants, artistes, producteurs, distributeurs, vendeurs, nous avions réussi à bâtir une formule revisi...
 
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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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Bruno Chatelin raconte l'histoire du lancement du film Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes

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Interview video de Bruno Chatelin pendant le Festival de Cannes (virtuel) 2020! L'histoire du lancement du film Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes que j adore raconter car c est l un des plus beaux contes de fées qu il ma été donné de rencontrer dans ma carière de distributeur de films! Une voie royale ouverte par Cannes qui a conduit le film et son réalisateur, John Singleton, jusqu 'aux Oscars... The Boyz'n The Hood launch in Cannes tol...

 

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