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ATF Online+ Caps Off its First Week with Fresh Insights for 2021

The 21st Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Asia's leading entertainment content and conference, capped off the first week of its digital edition - ATF Online+, with 2,320 unique attendees from 60 countries and regions as of 4 December 2020. The platform is available on-demand until 28 February 2021. Pictured Mr. Yeh Chien Ee, President, Asia Pacific, Reed Exhibitions ATF Online+ kicked off with an Opening Ceremony at the new state-of-the-art Hy...

The 39th Edition of Bergamo Film Meeting will take place from April 24 to May 2, 2021.

Rescheduled BFM 39   The 39th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting will take place from April 24 to May 2, 2021, in the format that will be allowed by the current regulations at that time. Therefore, you will have more time to submit your entries for the Competition-Exhibition (fiction feature films) and the Close-Up section (documentaries). The&...

AVIA Announces New Board Members and New Board Chair for 2021

Following the recent Annual General Meeting of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA), four new members have joined the Board of AVIA and a new Chairman has been elected. The new Chairman and board members are from across the spectrum of the video industry, both geographically and functionally, and include heads of content companies as well as telecommunications leaders. The AVIA board will be led by a new Chairman with the election of Clement Schwebig, H...


UniFrance presents the 23rd Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris

The 23rd UniFrance, in partnership with The international press junket, which takes place alongside the Rendez-vous and which allows French artists to meet with European journalists to accompany the release of the films for the coming year, will operate in a semi-hybrid version: in person for the artists and online for the journalists. Traditionally, more than 350 European buyers come to Paris for this unique event, which is a veritable launching pad for the distr...

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A new dream team to produce the 93rd Oscars

JESSE COLLINS, STACEY SHER AND STEVEN SODERBERGH TO PRODUCE THE 93RD OSCARS Emmy®-nominated producer Jesse Collins, Oscar®-nominated producer Stacey Sher and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh will produce the 93rd Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be their first involvement with the Oscars, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, April 25, 2021. “The upcoming Oscars is the perfect...

Meet the 2 new programmers at Tribeca Fest José F. Rodriguez and Karen McMullen

Tribeca Film Festival has officially brought on two new programmers, José F. Rodriguez and Karen McMullen, joining festival director and VP of programming Cara Cusumano for their 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.    Rodriguez comes from the documentary space, formerly Director of Documentary Programs at TFI Network. McMullen previously held positions as Head of Programming at TIDE Festival, the Lead Curator for the New Voices in Black Cinema Film...


AVIA Announces New Board Members and New Board Chair for 2021

Following the recent Annual General Meeting of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA), four new members have joined the Board of AVIA and a new Chairman has been elected. The new Chairman and board members are from across the spectrum of the video industry, both geographically and functionally, and include heads of content companies as well as telecommunications leaders. The AVIA board will be led by a new Chairman with the election of Clement Schwebig, H...


VIDEO KEYNOTE IFP's 'A Conversation on Creativity w. Sharon Mashihi + Josephine Decker'

How do you stay artful with the art you create in the entertainment industry? Join us for a conversation between Sharon Mashihi, creator of the ever unique and intriguing podcast APPEARANCES and Jospehine Decker, director of MADELINE’S MADELINE and SHIRLEY, as they discuss the particularities of their own creative processes. Whether you’re interested in starting your own podcast or have questions on how to better your creative process, Sharon and Josephine will provide some unconve...


Sunday panel on Arts and film

The panel will be an occasion to celebrate Art and Culture with some amazing talents in attendance: introducing to our panel : Nadia Jiménez, Alfredo Salazar, Patricia Ércole, Óscar Álvarez and Víctor Ogliastri. Featuring an introduction of by Bruno Chatelin   Day: December 13 Time: from 10:00 a.m. Colombia ...


VIDEO Interview with George Pullar Lead cast Rock Moon for Monday BIFF 2020 Closing Film

Set in Sydney, 1999, after an unlikely encounter at a train station, Monday, a young terminally ill girl with an incurable virus befriends a fugitive teenage boy and they travel to visit a ‘moon rock’ that Monday believes will heal her. This is a high stakes road movie with Monday transforms a journey of survival to an adventure of growing and discovery meeting a bunch of quirky characters on the way. A stylish, beautiful, heart-felt tale of a young girl on an adventure of a lifet...


Join Bruno Chatelin in the panel "Films and festivals with and fest directors from around the world"

The panel will take place this Saturday 12th décembre at 16hPM   paris time Films and festival in the world during and after Covid 19 ? Documentary films and their circulations , their presentations …what is the world after? T...


Good bye letter from Julia Sinkevych leaving Odesa International Film Festival

Time to say goodbye! Dear friends and colleagues!   From December 2020 I am leaving Odesa International Film Festival! It's been great and complex 10 years, when together with the team I was doing what I love and what I belive in! This is the only way to create a masterpiece and the only way to create a miracle! In times of war, in times of pandemic crisis - OIFF survived and became even more important and strong! But everything has it's own life cycle and for me this l...


VIDEO: Katharine “Kat” Kramer sings to celebrate Lily Tomlin on the New HMP Celebrity Showcase on YouTube

When actress Katharine "Kat" Kramer made her debut on Richard Skipper Celebrates podcast this past Saturday, she announced that she would be featured in the first episode on the new YouTube channel that HMP Celebrity Showcase has just launched. The Hollywood Media Professionals (formerly Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters) Celebrity Showcase premiered on YouTube this past Sunday, December 6th, and honored multi-award-winning actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin. HMP CELEBRITY SHOWCASE is a ...


Indie Entertainment Showcase and online panel during Sundance 2021

  Click Play to Watch The Event!  Kultura PR and Cloud 21 recently held the 3rd Annual Production Without Borders event. An incredible success, the event, that garnered over 3,500 views, featured Yasmine Al Massri (Quantico, Refugee, Caramel, Miral), Larry Kasanoff (Threshold Entertainment Group, Mortal Kombat, Terminator 2), Christina Rose (MirrorWater Entertainment), directing duo Jason Greer and Vanessa Cicarelli (Birdy &...


Talent-spotting initiative ‘Arab Stars of Tomorrow’ announced

Screen International has announced six of the most talented and promising actors and directors from across the Middle East and North Africa who have been selected for its talent-spotting initiative ‘Arab Stars of Tomorrow’.   The fourth edition which was unveiled during the Festival’s successful industry arm ‘Cairo Industry Days’ is supported by MBC Hope, a social responsibility initiative for The MBC Group that focuses on empowering Arab youth and preparin...


Bruno woz here live on Off de Cannes @ Blackfeeling radio this friday

From Marseille to Cannes with Alain Zirah and Anne Gomis Off de Cannes founders with friends online from all over the world including Bruno Chatelin... ...


Bruno woz there.... JURY DUTY for the Bangkok Doc Fest and Awards

Bruno Chatelin enjoyed being a jury for this new doc festival     For its first edition BKK DOC has received almost 400 submissions from everywhere in the World, mainly from Europe, America and Asia making it a truly global documentary event. The Official Selection features 40 documentaries nominated in 15 categories. WATCH THE OFFICIAL SELECTION PRESENTATION VIDEO IN FULL HERE (INCLUDING THE 40 FILMS NOMINATED)   ... 


The best films of 2020 according to the Sound & Sight Poll

Here is BFI 's annual poll of the year’s top movies – at cinemas, festivals or online – as chosen by over 100 of our contributors from around the world. Photo Lovers Rock still   50. The Vast of Night Andrew Patterson, US     The Vast of Night (2020)     –– ADVERTISEMENT ––   A radio operator and a presenter discover a menacing sound on the airwaves in this scintillating retro UFO tale.   We say: &ldqu...

FFS, a pig and chicken paean from Victor Kossakovsky, or GUNDA With the Wind?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Ever watch a movie and get an allergic reaction? Okay that’s heavy on light sarcasm, but “visionary” Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s GUNDA could give some cinephiles hives when NEON releases it on Dec. 11. While director-turned-film critic Paul Thomas Anderson dubs GUNDA “more like a potion than like a movie,” it is basically farm yard chic all the same. Imagine roosters strutting about like ko...


Overview of the US business for the week of December 7



Universal/DreamWorks' The Croods: A New Age captured first place at the box office for a second week in a row, generating $4.4M in estimated ticket sales. The animated family comedy stands at $20.3M after 10 days, making it one of the top performers of the year after two weeks in theatres. Focus Features' road trip comedy Half Brothers opened at #2, with $720K in weekend ticket sales.  Tenet still ranked in the top 10, with the much-talked-about Christopher Nolan's thriller gros...

Tove to open Göteborg Film Festival 2021

On January 29 the 44th Göteborg Film Festival will be inaugurated with the Swedish premiere of Tove, directed by Zaida Bergroth. Tove is Finland’s official Academy Award entry and will be a part of the Nordic Competition at the 2021 online edition of Göteborg Film Festival. Tove is the captivating drama about the Finnish author, artist and beloved Moomin creator Tove Jansson. The film went straight to the top of the local charts in Finnish cinemas with over 150 000 admissi...


Festival of Cinema NYC now accepting submissions for the 2021 Festival!

Festival of Cinema NYC is now accepting submissions for the 2021 film festival! Entering its 5th year in 2021, Festival of Cinema NYC was one of the few festivals to hold a live event in 2020 by presenting the festival as a Drive-In Theatre experience.  One of the highlights this year was the popular 'Animation Night' that feaured the New York premiere of the feature animated film Mosley directed by Kirby Atkins.  Visit our website to...


Rupert Everett, Derek Jacobi and Tom Felton join amongst others LEAD HEADS directed by Giles Borg

Meyers Media Group today announced that Giles Borg (1234, FLUTTER) will direct LEAD HEADS. The ensemble cast features Rupert Everett (ANOTHER COUNTRY, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, SHREK, THE HAPPY PRINCE), Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER series, BELLE), Derek Jacobi (THE KING’S SPEECH, GOSFORD PARK, GLADIATOR), Luke Newberry (DUSTY & ME, ANNA KARENINA), Mark Williams (HARRY POTTER series, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, FATHER BROWN) and Olatunji Ayofe, who will mak...



Duchamp Doc selected at Bangkok Doc nominated as Best Archive Based Documentary and Best Doc of the Year

OFFICIAL SELECTION BKK DOC 2020   Best Feature Documentary   • The perfect motion by Xavier de Lauzanne / FRANCE • Giant Slave - Elephants in tourism industry by Andras Csapo and Andras Matai / HUNGARY • A Decision by Chih-Han Chen / TAIWAN • Be Natural: The untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache by Pamela B. Green / USA • When All That's Left is Love by Eric Gordon / USA • The For...



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Sundance unveils details for core online festival plans

Festival Offers Robust Online Platform and Announces Screening Partnerships with Independent Cinemas and Cultural Organizations The nonprofit Sundance Institute has unveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform ( alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will provide global access for storytellers an...


Montreal International Documentary Festival: reivented 23rd edition wrapped

  During this pandemic year, a time of great uncertainty for organizers of cultural events, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) did much more than present its films using an online streaming platform. Running three weeks and divided into 8 thematic sections accompanied by 95 pieces of original content including discussions, interviews, podcasts and round tables, the festival stood out by creating a completely reinvented format designed for present circumstances, comple...


11th Bridges International Film Festival - Meet and Greet WIFT in Greece and Cyprus

The Bridges International Film Festival of Peloponnese is awarded the EFFE Label which is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the arts, community involvement and international openness. The Bridges International Film Festival is under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Prefecture of Peloponnese. Half of the Festival program consists of films made by women directors or producers and offers balance and harmony to th...

Virtual Gerardmer 2021 reveals new poster

The 28th édition of the Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer, will take place  January 27 to 31 2021.   ...


50th Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist scheduled for next June

  Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist is delighted to announce the dates of the jubilee season. The 50th season will be held from the 29th of May until the 6th of June 2021 in Kyiv. Molodist is broadening the framework of its programme, introducing a new competition section of debuting documentary cinema. Moreover, we appointed prize funds for new Documentary Competition program and our famous «Molodist Teen Screen» and LGBTQ+ competition program «Sunny Bun...


Festival of Cinema NYC now accepting submissions for the 2021 Festival!

Festival of Cinema NYC is now accepting submissions for the 2021 film festival! Entering its 5th year in 2021, Festival of Cinema NYC was one of the few festivals to hold a live event in 2020 by presenting the festival as a Drive-In Theatre experience.  One of the highlights this year was the popular 'Animation Night' that feaured the New York premiere of the feature animated film Mosley directed by Kirby Atkins.  Visit our website to...


New York DOC NYC 2020 Wrap

The New York City Documentary film festival (DOC NYC) was held from November 11 – December 9 including an Encore period and the new short list selection. For more than 19 days the, 11th edition of DOC NYC and its new online format served an audience throughout the United States and Puerto Rico which has grown significantly compared to last year’s theatrical edition. The program had 122 features and 102 shorts from 35 countries which wer...


BRIDGES International Film Festival Kicks off this week

The 11th Bridges International Film Festival kicks off  its online program, beginning December 11th and ending December 25th. On Christmas Day, December 25, the Festival will offer an all- day online screening of all short films. Also on Christmas Day, the Golden Pegasus Awards Ceremony will take place with a special artistic show, beginning at 8 PM, Greek time, airing live on Zoom and on the Bridges Festival Facebook page.  The screening schedule of the films in a venue in the Corin...


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Unveiling the 2021 Festival hybrid plans

Welcome to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. A new chapter filled with possibilities. Despite the challenges this year has brought, nothing could stop us from celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and you, our adventurous audiences. So, for the first time ever, we are bringing the festival to you—both online and in the real world across the US and beyond.   The heart of our festival is our community. The joining of artists and audiences forms something...


SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival wraps the 2020 season of online mini-fests


Virtual BIFF 2020 will take you to a whole new (virtual) island

BIFF VIRTUAL BIFF will offer a vibrant online interactive space, powered by cutting edge internet platform Filmocracy.  You will experience all the excitement and buzz of the festival while in the comfort of your home, January 4 - 10. Check it out:   BIFF is excited to embrace the new technology and aims to provide the magical, island touch, creating an environment for viewing films, panel discussions, tributes, and industry networking. Film festivals around th...
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42nd Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival will honor Wim Wenders

  Honorary award winner 2021: Wim Wenders  42. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis (17.–24.01.2021) The 42nd edition of the Max Ophüls Preis film festival awards the honorary award for services to young German-language film to director, photographer and producer Wim Wenders . As a central actor in film history and the present day, he has been pursuing his artistic vision for over half a century and links his work in a unique way wit...

Winners of the First Filmocracy Festival

    BEST DOCUMENTARY - In Piano to Zanskar, facing future in retirement, a 65-year old piano tuner, Desmond O’Keeffe, decides instead to take on the most challenging delivery of his career. He will transport a 100-year old Broadwood & Sons piano from London to a primary school i...


Rose d’Or 2020 winners announced

At a time when the connectivity of television has never played a more central role in our lives, the 59th Rose d’Or Awards have recognised the likes of Sex Education, The School That Tried To End Racism, Once Upon A Time In Iraq, Woke and Homeftest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special for their achievements in entertainment programming this year. The 2020 Rose d’Or Awards virtual ceremony was hosted by Nish Kumar on Wednesday December 9. You can view it HERE. The 2020 awa...

The Accolade Announces Latest Winners (November)

The awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment and compelling documentaries. The Accolade is an international awards competition that honors those who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. ~ Best of Show ~  Philip Hamilton and Scott Wilson  – Ocean Souls Philip Hamilton and Scott Wilson (United Kingdom), OCEAN SOULS, Documentary – An unprecedente...


CITIC Telecom CPC won Asia Communication Awards 2020

  Clinched "Digital Transformation Project of the Year" with DataHOUSE(TM) AR Remote Hand Service CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK:1883), is honored to announce the winning of "Digital Transformation Project of the Year" at the Asia Communication Awards (ACA) 2020 which applauds and recognizes the company for its innovative way to transform servi...


Festival of Cinema NYC now accepting submissions for the 2021 Festival!

Festival of Cinema NYC is now accepting submissions for the 2021 film festival! Entering its 5th year in 2021, Festival of Cinema NYC was one of the few festivals to hold a live event in 2020 by presenting the festival as a Drive-In Theatre experience.  One of the highlights this year was the popular 'Animation Night' that feaured the New York premiere of the feature animated film Mosley directed by Kirby Atkins.  Visit our website to...


'Undine' by Christian Petzold wins the Arab Critics' Award for European Films at the Cairo International Film Festival

  The German-French co-production Undine by Christian Petzold, starring former European Shooting Star Franz Rogowski and Silver Bear winner Paula Beer, has won the Arab Critics' Award for European Films, which was launched by European Film Promotion (EFP) and Arab Cinema Center (ACC) in 2019. Christian Petzold received the award virtually on Monday evening, 7 December, during the gala awards ceremony hosted at this year’s Cairo International Film Festival which is running phy...


And the winners of the 35th FLIFF edition are…

Thank you to everyone who joined us—in person or virtually—for this year’s 35th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. We hope you enjoyed the selections! As we wrap this year’s festival, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate our 2020 award winners: Star on the Horizon: Kate Katzman Lifetime Achievement: Pierce Brosnan Best Foreign Film: UNDER THE STARS OF PARIS, France 2020, dir...


Rich Webber’s "BENCH" Wins Top Honors at LAAF 2020

  The Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF), which was an online-competition-only event this year, announced its winners Sunday night. with top honors - BEST OF THE FEST and BEST COMEDY SHORT - going to Rich Webber’s beautifully paced and hilarious short BENCH (U.K).   Canada’s Ya Ma won BEST FEATURE for his powerful documentary UP WE SOAR. Swedish animator Björn Granberg Ahlmark won BEST CHARACTER BASED SHORT for his stylish ART IS ANGST and Chinese animator Mula...

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 18 – 25, 2021


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) 


December 11, 2020 Late Deadline

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

The MBIFF is a World Class Event.

Submissions end December 31st,  20éà, submit through, or through the festivals website,
Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission, one of the top festivals in the world by Film international and touted by many as one of the most important independent film festivals in the circuit. We are passionate about film and it shows!

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



New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF)


January 15, 2021  Late 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

December 7, 2021 late 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.







54th WorldFest Houston April 16-25, 2021

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December 15, 2020  

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 -, or via - 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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Only Human HOMO Directed by Igor Ivanov


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 find some affection when hope springs eternal.

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

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

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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


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.

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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.


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


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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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.


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  - 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
 Sharkwater Extinction first peek

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.



Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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

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 ... 

CANNESERIES 2021 - saison 04 en version hybride au printemps prochain

  CANNESERIES REVIENT EN 2021 ET LANCE SON APPEL À SOUMISSIONS La saison 4 du Festival International des Séries de Cannes confirmée du 9 au 14 avril 2021 en physique et en digital. Les organisateurs de CANNESERIES rappellent la tenue de la quatrième saison du Festival International des Séries de Cannes du 9 au 14 avril 2021. Pour la quatrième année consécutive, la ville de Cannes accueillera les projections de la sé...

Le palmarès du Festival international Présence autochtone dévoilé le 15 décembre

Terres en vues annonce que les récipiendaires des prix en cinéma du Festival international Présence autochtone seront divulgués lors d’un événement en ligne le mardi 15 décembre à 12 h sur ou sur la page Facebook   Seront dévoilés les films gagnants des prix Teueikan (meilleurs films), Rigoberta-Menchu (prix social), et APTN (accomplissement autochtone d’un ...

La programmation détaillée de Bordeaux Rock 2021

Advienne que pourra ! Malgré le climat actuel, l'équipe de Bordeaux Rock reste décidée à proposer un festival au mois de janvier ! Voilà pourquoi nous vous donnons rendez-vous du 20 au 23 janvier 2021 pour une 17e édition du festival Bordeaux Rock qui marquera le lancement d'une année musicale que nous espérons haute en couleurs ! Cette édition a bien sûr été conçue afin de suivre les cons...

28e Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer: Édition spéciale en ligne du 27 au 31 janvier 2021

   Le Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer est heureux de vous dévoiler en exclusivité l'affiche de sa 28e édition. Crise sanitaire oblige, nous vous invitons cette année dans la quatrième dimension, pour une édition unique intégralement en ligne. Le cinéma fantastique a toujours anticipé la réalité comme aucun autre art. Nous souhaitons tirer parti de cet immen...

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La 12e édition de Ventana Sur se termine sur une note positive

L'édition en ligne de Ventana Sur a été l’occasion pour un grand nombre de professionnels du monde entier de participer au plus important marché du film pour l’Amérique-Latine, co-organisé par l'INCAA et le Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes.   Si la fréquentation globale est restée stable (2 957 participants de 61 pays, dont 234 acheteurs), la participation hors Argentine a fortement augmenté. ...

La 26e Cérémonie des Lumières de la presse internationale annoncée pour le mardi 19 janvier 2021 à 20h00

    CANAL+ et l’Académie des Lumières sont heureux d’annoncer que la 26e Cérémonie des Lumières de la presse internationale sera diffusée en clair et en exclusivité sur CANAL+, mardi 19 janvier 2021 à 20h00. La cérémonie sera présentée par Laurie Cholewa, accompagnée de Laurent Weil. Une heure de célébration du cinéma français qui dévoilera le pal...


Le palmarès de la 20e édition du CINEMAMED

L'équipe du festival a le plaisir de vous annoncer les lauréats de la 20e édition du CINEMAMED ! Pour la première fois dans l'histoire du festival, nous avons décidé de mettre en avant les courts métrages du pourtour méditerranéen.     Les courts métrages sont encore disponibles jusqu'à ...

KuB [KulturBretagne] plateforme en accès libre: oeuvres visuelles et sonores

Kultur Bretagne         Lancé en 2017, KuB [KulturBretagne] est une plateforme en accès libre qui diffuse des œuvres visuelles et sonores (documentaires et fictions, podcasts, photos...) augmentées de textes qui les mettent en perspective. KuB est une plateforme éditorialisée éditée par l'Association Breizh Créative, et soutenue par la Région Bretagne et l'État (DRAC). &...

Forte Audience pour la 24eme édition du PriMed Festival de la Méditerranée en images Marseille

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Le palmarès du Festival international Présence autochtone dévoilé le 15 décembre

Terres en vues annonce que les récipiendaires des prix en cinéma du Festival international Présence autochtone seront divulgués lors d’un événement en ligne le mardi 15 décembre à 12 h sur ou sur la page Facebook   Seront dévoilés les films gagnants des prix Teueikan (meilleurs films), Rigoberta-Menchu (prix social), et APTN (accomplissement autochtone d’un ...
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Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

With contributions from Abbé Jean-Luc Maroy, Alex Deleon, Bruno Chatelin

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

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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En VIDEO Bruno Chatelin et le lancement de Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes

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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