Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

 

 

Presenting the website

 

Newsletter


THE NEWSLETTER REACHES 200 000 FILM PROFESSIONALS EACH WEEK.

Email us to be featured at special rates. SUBSCRIBE             


feed

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°955 release of our weekly newsletter

connecting-film-to-festivals-since-1995_1.gif

 

THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER SINCE 1995! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION

ANOTHER BUSY WEEK ON THE CIRCUIT ! ... FEEL THE BEAT? ... DO NOT MISS A BIT !

Weekly newsletter N° 955

Featuring news from: Sundance, EFM,  Oscars, Odessa, Santa Barbara, IFFI GOA, French Riviera, Lost World Paleochora,  Beyond Borders,  and many more great events which could become your next festival destination.

 

Our Newsletters documenting the festivals experience reach over 196 000 subscribers:  
Email us to be featured

FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS: facebook0.thumbnail.png   twitter_logo.thumbnail.png    

 

Digital Gym

PARTNER OFFER

 

Sell film online: AudiencePlayer offers a special discount and a free demo

filmfestivals.com and AudiencePlayer have partnered to offer a free demo and a special discount in order to help you monetize your film content: Happy to share some rationale below. 

Click here for your Free demo!

Digital Gym

EFM AND BERLINALE PART ONE WRAPPED  

VIDEO: when Radu Jude & Ada Solomon find out they won the Golden Bear for Best Film (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn)

golden.jpg
Radu Jude couldn't believe it when he got the call telling him and producer Ada Solomon about their Golden Bear win for "Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn" (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc). "It's really, really overwhelming," says Radu, after the realisation sinks in. "I'm always full of doubts... When something like this happens, you lose some of the doubts." Many congratulations! What an achievement! ...
 
Katia Pascariu © Silviu Ghetie / Micro Film 2021 - Director Radu Jude © Silviu Ghetie Golden Bear for Best Film: Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn) by Radu Jude                                       Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize: Guzen to sozo (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy) by Ryusuke Hamaguchi Silver Bear Jury Prize: Herr B...
 

VIDEO: How Olga Lucovnicova discovered she won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film 2021

winnershorts.jpg
Big news for Olga Lucovnicova, who just received the Golden Bear for Best Short Film for her documentary "My Uncle Tudor" (Nanu Tudor). In this powerful film, Olga dares to confront her dark family history and her own trauma. She says: "Three years ago, I was in Berlin visiting the Film Museum and saw Berlinale posters. I was thinking, it would be so amazing just to go there." And now she has gone and won a Golden Bear! Huge congrats, Olga! May you continue on your fear...
 

 

VIDEO: Announcement of the Jury Decisions: Berlinale Shorts & Generation

berlinale-shorts-jury-2021_ORG.jpg
  The Awards of Berlinale Shorts   The International Short Film Jury of Berlinale Shorts has decided upon the following awards: Golden Bear for Best Short Film for Nanu Tudor (My Uncle Tudor) by Olga Lucovnicova; Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) for Xia Wu Guo Qu Le Yi Ban (Day Is Done) by Zhang Dalei; Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards for Easter Eggs by Nicolas Keppens. See the detailed awards and jury statements. Golden...
 

 

VIDEO: Live Announcement of the Jury Decisions: Competition & Encounters: March 5 11.45

AWARDS.jpg
Join us for the video presentations of the decisions of the International Jury and the Encounters Jury. The International Jury: Jasmila Žbanić (director, Bosnia and Herzegovina) Gianfranco Rosi (director, Italy) Mohammad Rasoulof (director, Iran) Nadav Lapid (director, Israel) Adina Pintilie (director, Romania) Ildikó Enyedi (director, Hungary)   The Encounters Jury: Florence Almozini (programmer, France) Diedrich Diederichsen (editor and publisher, Germany) Cecilia Bar...
------------------------------------------

New Titles for Virtual EFM 2021 from Summer Hill Entertainment

10106_TED_LOGO.JPG
We will be attending the VIRTUAL EFM 2021 Monday, February 22nd to Friday, March 5th. Get ready for our exciting EFM lineup to get access to our exclusive new projects! We will share it with you very soon. Please use the link below to arrange your virtual meeting. You can also contact our Sales Team directly. See you soon! Click here to arrange a meeting with us for Virtual EFM 2021     ...
 
Digital Gym

PEOPLE ON OUR RADAR

Marc Gauthier joins RIDM and Forum RIDM as the new Executive Director

Photo%20Marc%20Gauthier_cr%C3%A9dit%20Louis-Philippe%20Chiasson.jpg
  The board of directors of the RIDM and Forum RIDM is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Gauthier to the position of Executive Director of both organizations.  Photo Marc Gauthier_crédit Louis-Philippe Chiasson “The RIDM’s board and team welcome the news of Marc’s appointment with enthusiasm. His deep understanding of the festival environment, expertise and strong leadership combined with a sense of humility and an utm...
 

Borat, Sorkin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & more invite you to BEYOND WORDS 2021

FirstWGAAwardsart2021.png
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Variety Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis has a great gig coming up on Mar. 11 with Variety Deputy Awards and Features Editor Jenelle Riley. They will co-host the Writer’s Guild of America’s open-to-the-public virtual special BEYOND WORDS 2021. This comes as part of an insider tradition whereby the WGA presents award-nominated screenwriters who open up about the intricate facets of writing scripts for screen. These informal and en...
 

NEON on fire with new Céline Sciamma project PETITE MAMAN

PortraitofaLadyonFire.png
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   When filmmaker Céline Sciamma made PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, there was a use of silence or negative space, in the picture not seen since the French New Wave. That's just my critical opinion. That said, Sciamma’s work can also frighten and shake up audiences, critical viewers, and some would say, even voting members. You want to read that with a wink, because who knows what lurks in the hearts of Member Voters, to ...
 

Tiina Lokk / PÖFF received the Engine of Culture award

50880709031_50dfe75614_c.jpg
The culture desk of the news service Postimees has given the annual Engine of Culture award of 2020 to Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival lead by Tiina Lokk. Big hugs and congratulations from your friends at filmfestivals.com “Let this locomotive drive PÖFF even further,” said the culture desk of Postimees when handing the wooden locomotive made by modeler Boris Puusepp to the festival director Tiina Lokk. Postimees pointed out that regardless of this difficult year for cult...

FILMS IN FOCUS ...  

Special discount and demo offer from AudiencePlayer for Filmfestivals.com readers

AVATAR%20600.jpg
We partnered with filmfestivals.com to offer their readers a free demo and a special discount in order to monetize your film content: Happy to share some rationale. Free demo Why we built AudiencePlayer I Making money with streaming movies I Our special offer to you ---------------------------------  
 

About Executing Eichmann, Florence Jammot, USA, 2015, documentary [Icarus Films, New York/ovid.tv platform]

35ccbcdf-5bed-4b98-88f2-ba441fe65ba7.jpg?auto=format%2Ccompress&fit=crop&h=720&w=1280
For David Ben Gurion the Eichmann trial had a crucial importance educating a generation of young Israelis and immigrants from the Middle East who fifteen years after the Holocaust had no direct exposure  or experience  with the Nazi crimes.   Given a voice to the victims of the holocaust  would establish a firm relation to the Jewish past and suffering and create a new Jewish man, an Israeli  who would never again submit to  oppression...

Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, March 1st

Boxoffice.jpg
Warner Bros.' Tom & Jerry chased away the industry's boxoffice blues in its opening weekend, earnings $13.7M while playing at 2475 North American theatres.  The live-action animated feature produced the second best opening weekend for any film during the pandemic, surpassed only by WB's Wonder Woman 1984 which earned $16.7M during its Christmas weekend premiere. Universal's  The Croods: A New Age continued its successful run in theatres by taking second p...
 

Casablanca. Revisited, with revisionist sequel... Here's Looking At You, Kid!

image_0.jpg
It's still the same old story ... Casablanca.     The story of a hot love affair with  badly crossed wires. Rick Blaine,  an American  adventurer  (H. Bogart) is hanging out in Paris after the Spanish Civil war and carrying on a hot and heavy love affair with Lisa, a central European refugee from the German occupation of her country. She is a stunning beauty. (Ingrid Bergman). When the Germans blitz France out of action , Rick and Lisa agree to mee...
Digital Gym

FESTIVALS IN FOCUS 

 

The Film Festival Master Class Phenomenon or how the festivals get big stars to visit them

image1_6.jpeg
By  Alex Deleon, flying film cynic   As far as VIP visitors are concerned, some pretty big names can turn up in some pretty peculiar places, as long as their schedules permit, the deal is made sweet (for example by offering a “Lifetime Career Award”), and the destination in question happens to be a spot on the planet which the celebrity in question may be interested in seeing, just for the helluvit.    So, for example, Harvey Keitel turns up i...
 

 

Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles presents the second annual celebration of liminal spaces and states of being in film

LACLA-Feral-Poster-v6.jpg
CINE NEPANTLA To take place virtually Friday thru Sunday March 26, 27, 28, 2021 Featuring the Mexican Horror Documentary FERAL A tragedy that took place in the late 1980’s in the Oaxacan mountains,Mexico Vesper Public Relations. Los Angeles, CA. March 2021. Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) proudly presents the second annual Cine Nepantla on  Friday March 26 , 2021 featuring the Mexican horror documentary FERAL. Due to the current pandemic h...
 

 

Cinema Made in Italy 2021 returns online this april

 
 11TH EDITION CINEMA MADE IN ITALY 16 – 29 April Available online for the public exclusively on MUBI   CINEMA MADE IN ITALY 2021 returns this year with a new digital edition, bringing cutting edge Italian cinema to a national audience for the first time, on the curated streaming service MUBI. From 16 – 29 April film fans will once more have the unique opportunity to take in a diverse array of the best recent Italian productions. Whereas in previous years t...
 

 

Boston Israeli Film Festival just kicked off!

image6036642.png
3rd ANNUAL BOSTON ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL  March 4-10, 2021 Boston Israeli Film Festival – bostonisraelifilm.org   Boston Israeli Film Festival is bringing you local and international guests. Dive into the films and meet actors, directors, musicians, and more. ...
 

 

Bull City International Film Festival is happening virtually THIS weekend!

1c5ce1a0-ab77-4b58-ad27-4f9cd91eae4a.jpg
5 feature films and 25 shorts! Only $15 for 30 new releases from around the globe. One even stars Will Ferrell!! We have a special for our local attendees: Local Restaurants offering FREE popcorn if you get a takeout dinner to go with the movies!    You can check out the trailers and watch interviews with the filmmakers under the Sneak Peek section of the website. The festival is taking place Friday March 5th through Monday March 8th through xerb.tv. Accessibl...
 

 

18th Calgary Underground Film Festival runs online from April 23 – May 2 with a weekend of drive-ins taking place June 3-5

382998_10150459481363229_1637133806_n.jpg
  The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is set to take place this spring with two distinct events comprising the 18th edition of the festival. The bulk of the programming will be available to stream online for 10 days from April 23 – May 2 followed by three days of drive-ins from June 3-5, 2021.   The online portion of the festival will include approximately 30 features and three shorts packages, along with online panels and industry events. Due to uncertainties aroun...
 

 

The competition programs of Go Short 2021: new talent, current themes and a great diversity of makers

6660f12d-aed1-49a8-a902-621cbc7c7d90.gif
  The competition programs of Go Short 2021 has been announced. These programs underline the exclusive focus that the festival places on young, often unknown film talent and offer a big variety of short films. From animation to documentary and from fiction to art films. From April 8, film buffs can indulge themselves. At that moment Go Short 2021 kicks off with an online program in whic...
 

 

FEST 2021 sets October dates and maintains its professional program in Espinho

2648701d-e7d7-44a5-9238-68dbc7f12292.jpg
  FEST - New Directors, New Films Festival takes place this year between the 4th and the 11th of October in Espinho, Portugal. This 17th edition will maintain its entire film program in Espinho's theaters and will work to reinforce its family program, as well as the meeting points and connections with the local community, in a continuation of the work initiated in previous editions. The professional dimension of FEST, one of the main differentiating elements, will return this year...
 

 

Less is More 2021: “Wake Up call! Line-up revealed

602d2c65ccd8740ba53cdb9a.jpg
                                      ”Despite the complicated times filmmakers are going through, LIM | Less is More, the European development programme for limited budget feature films, received a pretty consistent amount of strong feature film projects from all over the world (around 350 applications from more t...
 

 

The 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will take place from 20 to 28 August 2021

logo_55_2_en.png
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic, the organizers of the Karlovy Vary IFF have decided to move the date of this year’s festival. Moving the festival’s dates back by seven weeks will offer the best chance of holding this cultural event closer to the extent that audiences and festivalgoers have become accustomed to. “Our decision to take this step was made after consulting with experts and upon a careful consideration of the current situation. We h...
 

Hot from Tallinn : Black Nights Film Festival opens a year-round online cinema

ae8d0db2-aefb-4a24-84c9-bfc17d30e70d.jpg
Opening this month, Tallinn Black Nights (PÖFF) launches an online cinema where films can be watched all year round throughout Estonia's territory. The kick-off event will screen five films of the Women's Nights Film Festival, followed by films from the programme of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival. "Due to the pandemic, we screened a large part of our programme online during last year's PÖFF and it turned out to be very popular. F...
 

 

3rd GrecDoc festival in Paris set for November 5-7, 2021

icondusite.png
3rd EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF GREEK DOCUMENTARIES IN PARIS - GRECDOC will run from 5 to 7 November 2021 The next GrecDoc festival, our third, will take place on the 5, 6 and 7 November 2021 at the Grand Action cinema, 5 rue des écoles, Paris 5e, as usual. It will follow a monthly programme of monthly ciné-club events at the same cinema. We invite all Greek documentary filmmakers to send us their films about contemporary Greece before 15 May 2021 using the entry form belo...
 

 

Lineup announced for Cinejoy featuring the Artists & Movies of Cinequest

df12e7be-6dd5-4628-a2db-53be4e062a40.jpg
  I am thrilled to announce that the lineup and tickets to Cinejoy featuring the Artists & Movies of Cinequest are now live! A summary of the electrifying offerings, individual tickets and pass in follows: What's New; What's Maverick? In the Cinequest way, we wanted to bring you something innovative that brings people together to share and forge community. To do this, we ask you to engage in the Cinejoy Screening Parties . Think super-fun &qu...
 

 

“We promise to bring a diverse and carefully chosen selection of films, music videos, and animated works. There is something for all tastes and ages. The GSFF is a celebration of independent film that you can’t see anywhere else, all from the safety and comfort of your home, hotel room or in person, “said Executive Director, Lauren Concar Sheehy. The 19th Annual Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®, returns thi...

Telluride Film Festival (September 2- 6, 2021) pops a superb 2021 Festival poster

poster%20telluride.jpg
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED... Telluride Film Festival (September 2- 6, 2021) today presents its 2021 Festival poster, designed by Meow Wolf’s Luke Dorman for the 48th edition of the festival.    Luke Dorman is the Lead Graphic Designer at Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company that creates immersive, interactive experiences. Luke's current focus is on design for Meow Wolf Denver, a permanent 4-story immersive experience...
 

 

Bentonville Film Festival Collaborates with Easterseals for the Annual Disability Film Challenge

3e847e86-e952-4052-9bfc-4f0f68ef99f3.png
One in four Americans has a disability, making it today’s largest minority population, yet far too often their important and varied stories go untold. Supported by some of Hollywood’s biggest names, the 2021 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge: Home Edition 2.0! is a weekend-long film making contest that addresses this under-representation by giving filmmakers — with and without disabilities — the platform to creatively produce a short film. Since its incep...

 

Digital Gym

AWARDS WATCH 

Line-up of EE Rising Star Award nominees for 2021

BAFTA.jpg
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 EE RISING STAR AWARD AHEAD OF THE EE BAFTA FILM AWARDS The only category at the EE BAFTAs voted for by the British public The all British line-up of EE Rising Star Award nominees for 2021 are: Bukky Bakray, Conrad Khan, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Morfydd Clark and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù Nominees were selected by a group of industry jurors including Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander, actress and BAFTA Film Committee member Jo Hartley and BAFT...
 
 

The 78th Golden Globe Awards winners are below.

NOMADLAND.jpg
Best motion picture — drama  WINNER | “Nomadland” “The Father” “Mank” “Promising Young Woman” “The Trial of the Chicago 7” Watch the complete list of awards Actress in a motion picture — drama WINNER |Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Va...
 

 

The 2021 DPA Golden Globes Gift Suite at the Luxe Hotel: feel the luxury beyond the mask !

DPA%20moi.jpeg
By Emmanuel Itier (self portray) It’s the season again- the gift suite and film awards season is wide open! If there is one brilliant re-invention from Nathalie Dubois and her DPA gift suite lounge (https://dpagroup.org ) it is how this maverick entrepreneur was able to surf the covid pandemic and create a “drive in” gift suite in the parking lot of the Luxe hotel (https://www.luxehotels.com/hotels/sunset ). Escape the pandemic nightmare and book yourself a room before t...

Digital Gym

6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo

August 22-29, 2021

Calling: 11 January - May 11, 2021

«Castellorizo-The Aegean Island where Documentaries meet History & Culture» The 6th International Documentary Festival «Beyond Borders», Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films until 11th of May, 2021. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social subjects. «Beyond Borders» which takes place every year during the last week of August, will be held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation (www.idisme.gr). «Beyond Borders» includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes. Prizes for Best History Documentary, Best Socio-Political Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Greek Documentary, Best Special Award «Odyssey» and the Special Award for Mediterranean Friendship(EKOME). Please, find the application form and the participation terms here: www.beyondborders.gr

Beyond Borders I Profile on filmfestivals.com I Submit I Facebook I Instagram I Contact

____________________________________________________ 

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
June 5-10, 2021

Logo

April 5, 2021 Regular Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfnk7RWWnYUTFmB2cpfxz6g

The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

SUBMIT I Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I Facebook I Twitter I Email  contact

____________________________________________________ 

French Riviera Film Festival 

May 14-15, 2021
 

cropped-FRFF-logo.jpg

PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM

 

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival will recognize and celebrate short form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Audience Favorite Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, as well as special Industry Awards. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers.  https://filmfreeway.com/FrenchRivieraFilmFestival

SUBMIT with 15% off discount using FILMFEST15 I Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I  Email contact

Digital Gym

separateur.gif

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

Only Human HOMO Directed by Igor Ivanov

only%20human%20450.jpg

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.

Profile on filmfestivals.com I Ask for a screener I Trailer I    

separateur_0.gif

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.

Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I Ask for a screener I Trailer I EPK I Save our States I Facebook I  

separateur_0.gif

IRIS by Diana Rodriguez

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

Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black) stars as 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.

OFFICIAL%20SELECTION%20-%20First-Time%20Filmmaker%20Online%20Sessions%20-%202020.pngCapture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%202020-12-03%20220208.jpg

Sales by Porter Pictures  I IMDB I filmfestivals.com profile I Instagram I request a screener

separateur_0.gif

ANGIE: LOST GIRLS by Julia Verdin

Angie%20Poster%202%20%281%29.png

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.

EPK I Poster I Synopsis I Cast & Crew Credits I Trailer I Julia Verdin's Bio I
 Interview with Julia I IMDB I Cinando I Lost Girls short (2016) I filmfestivals.com profile

 

 
separateur_0.gif

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.
 

I  Festival placement I  Sales  

separateur_0.gif

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

IMG_4187.JPG

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.

Ask for Ted Campbell’s script

separateur_0.gif

SAVING NORTH - A RUSSIAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by J Mitchell Johnson
poster%20landscape%20with%20laurels%20450.jpg

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. 

 I Trailer I Profile on filmfestivals.com I Cast I Crew I IMDB

separateur_0.gif

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.

 

Synopsis I Cast I Crew I IMDB I Cinando I Filmfestivals.com I Instagram I  
Website I  Festival placement I  

separateur_0.gif

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.
 

separateur_0.gif


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.

Festivals in Russia I EPK

separateur_0.gif

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”. 

Trailer I Website

 

separateur_0.gif

Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary
Canada 2018
 Sharkwater Extinction first peek

Rob Stewart''s 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. This is his final film, he died in a diving accident while completing the film.

www.Sharkwater.com     www.TheRevolutionMovie.com

 

separateur_0.gif

Revolution by Rob Stewart 

poster%20horizontal%20250.jpg
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.

Website I Epk on filmfestivals.com I Trailer I Email us for a screener

 

Digital Gym

> NEWS IN FRENCH   

Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés
16715875_10155162897167189_7456443568844104111_o.jpg

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 ..  
 

Belle présence du cinéma français à l'EFM / Berlinale 2021

le-cinema-francais-a-l-efm-berlinale-2021.png?t=1614168556044
Version :        Céline Sciamma et le duo Khalil Joreige présenteront leurs nouveaux films en compétition de cette 71e Berlinale aura lieu en deux périodes et avec une programmation resserrée (cent films contre trois cents habituellement) – répartis entre les sections habituelles (Compétition, Forum, Panorama, et la plus récente Encounters, consacrée aux no...
 
 

Le Festival de l’Alpe d’Huez annonce sa sélection officielle de longs-métrages labellisés

v6y3x.jpeg
  Le Festival de l’Alpe d’Huez annonce sa sélection officielle de longs-métrages labellisés à découvrir prochainement en 2021. Les organisateurs (Agence Tournée Générale & la Station de l’Alpe d’Huez) ont renoncé à organiser une édition traditionnelle en raison de la crise sanitaire, et ont rappelé avec conviction qu’une édition numérique et solitaire ne remp...
 

 

Noémie Merlant sera la marraine de la Fête du Court 2021

603f67fac795886a751dc3eb.jpg
Comédienne et réalisatrice française, Noémie Merlant est nommée au César du meilleur espoir féminin pour "Le Ciel attendra" de Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar en 2017 et à celui de la meilleure actrice pour "Portrait de la jeune fille en feu" de Céline Sciamma en 2019. On a également pu la voir à l’affiche des "Drapeau de papiers" de Nathan Ambrosioni (2018) et de "Jumbo"...
 

 

Marc Gauthier est nommé directeur général des RIDM

Photo%20Marc%20Gauthier_cr%C3%A9dit%20Louis-Philippe%20Chiasson.jpg
    Le conseil d'administration des Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) et du Forum RIDM est heureux d'annoncer la nomination de Marc Gauthier à titre de directeur général des deux organismes. Photo Marc Gauthier_crédit Louis-Philippe Chiasson « Le conseil d’administration et l’équipe des RIDM souhaitent la bienvenue à Marc et accueillent cette nouvelle avec enthousiasme. Sa grande ...
 

 

Le Forum images en ligne dévoile son programme pour mars 2021

couverture%20FB_RDV%20en%20ligne_18122020.jpg
Le Forum des images propose gratuitement, chaque semaine aux cinéphiles comme aux curieux, deux rendez-vous numériques, via un simple clic. Tous les jeudis à 20h, des master-class, rencontres exceptionnelles, séances « live » ou encore des cours de cinéma sont accessibles dans sa salle virtuelle, le FIL. Tous les lundis à 18h30, un atelier critique de 40 min, ZOOM sur…, où un.e invité.e analyse une séqu...
 

 

Édition BD-AIX 2021 Vs Covid 19

0888788dac2b49b1965421ebdbcc8d91871e69b233b0ea5550a600b6beb6dec8.png?e=UdhjUc2vPledTzM5-43jR4SY877f23ADnSNQYSm6k-dyqLtut5lJVeUUk-y5avtt0aq3J7dAI1apdqNiIoMFGIhfgvYbFiy44gDBN6Ghf9Y3TRwal_0y5CysaohQW3n4AdaJ04bAsw0Mau4hm-9CJlYgheuhA1igZLrJctNpvQLF50gzIxS5Mndq1j5HNse6JBrBmzAr6e9CHUXEnPplJ6l4sDnuzuru5jI
    Le premier événement des Rencontres du 9e Art d'Aix-en-Provence.débutera le 10 mars.   Pour faire face à la situation liée à la crise sanitaire, les Rencontres du 9e Art d’Aix-en-Provence comme le virus, opèrent une véritable mutation et changent de format. Découvrez ici, les premières doses d’une programmation disponible pour tous les âges.     &n...
 
 
Digital Gym

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

650_poster_0.jpg
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... 

 

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from


> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest
 
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

About Newsletter

Team Laurent
(AB01)

The blog publishes the past collection of our newsletters covering the film festival circuit.
It distributes the latest news for free to 200 000 film & festival professionals subscribers from around the world.

Advertise inside the newsletter?
Promote your festival call for entry, promote your film.

Subscribers breakdown details


Paris

France



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net