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Berlinale Wrap-Up, Part 1: to be continued in june

The Berlinale Celebrates a Successful First Stage, Looks Forward to the Summer Special With Berlin Audiences, and Sets the Date for the 2022 Festival FULL COVERAGE ON FILMFESTIVALS.COM   Happy winners, good sales at the film market, interesting panel discussions and ample film coverage by the press - the Industry Event of the 71st Berlinale exceeded expectations. Due to pandemic restrictions, the first part of the festival took place online from March 1 to 5 and was aimed primari...

VIDEO: The European Shooting Stars Programme successfully wrapped its 24th edition

The European Shooting Stars Programme successfully wraps its 24th edition following three days of activities in its first ever digital 'Home of Acting Talent' The three-day online programme for this year's European Shooting Stars, which ran from 23 to 25 February, has been successfully wrapped up. Starting with a Kick-off show to introduce this year's cohort, hosted by British broadcaster Edith Bowman and joined by special guests Matilda de Angelis and Pilou Asba...


SUPERVILLAIN - interview with director Karam Gill.

  Director:  Karam Gill ‘SUPERVILLAIN: THE MAKING OF TEKASHI 6IX9INE’ Interview by Emmanuel Itier   Q: How did it come together and why were you interested with documenting the life of Tekashi, supervillain?   Karam: Well, this project is actually based on an article published in the magazine Rolling Stones and from a deep investigation about Tekashi. And the company of Ron Howard decided to partner with the cable channel, Showtime, to find t...

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

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

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...


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People in class houses shouldn’t throw stones, WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Headlines read: “Palace Paralyzed” about the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry disclosures from the Harpo Productions Oprah Winfrey interview on CBS that shook the world (of privilege). But America, these United States, that broke from the UK have no judgments to make on that situation once you see WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA. It is a frank exploration of the unspeakable for many, in relatable terms for all. March 1...

Director Ryan White checks out Mars for us in GOOD NIGHT OPPY

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Instead of Red Pill and Blue Pill, we have Red Planet and Blue Planet? Who doesn't feel like taking a break from the Blue Planet right now? There's a crisis of identity for the US, a Royal rift, and garden variety Pandemic-related problems all over our world. So how about Mars, the Red Planet? Wait for GOOD NIGHT OPPY coming from Director Ryan White, about the Opportunity Mars Explorer Rover, which is the location scout advance team fo...

FC Academy Gets High School Students Involved in Filmmaking with New Editing Classes

Four-week virtual classes will take place Mondays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM starting March 22 Filmmakers Collaborative has announced a new virtual class for high school students interested in film editing. Registration is open now and the class will be held every Monday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM over four weeks beginning March 22.  FC Academy provides film classes for middle school and high school students across eastern Massachusetts, taking them through the entire film...


VIDEO Talking Pictures: Charlatan with Director Agnieszka Holland

David Ansen, Lead Programmer for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, sat down with director Agnieszka Holland to talk about her film, Charlatan. The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties. ...


In conversation with 14 Best International Feature Film Shortlisted Directors

Talking Pictures: Best International Feature Film Panels Ninety-three countries were in the running in the Academy Awards© Best International Feature Film category this year, 15 of which have been shortlisted (up from 10 last year). For the sixth year running, we're excited to present a panel discussion with 14 of these directors in conversation!       Another Round (Denmark) ...

Carey Mulligan to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 36th Santa Barbara Film Fest

Carey Mulligan is set to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 36th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Mulligan will be honored on April 5th and will be recognized for her remarkable career and most recent performance in Focus Features’ dark comedy “Promising Young Woman” written, produced and directed by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve, The Crown). Mulligan’s performance in “Promising Young Woman” has already garnered her significant awards r...



The San Sebastien Fest gender identity report on the 68th edition selection and submissions

The San Sebastian Festival analyses the involvement of female directors, producers, scriptwriters, editors, cinematographers and composers in the films of the 68th edition The gender identity report detects a higher presence of female professionals in the selected films than in the total number of films viewed, but the percentage never exceeds 40% The San Sebastian Festival publishes its second gender identity report on the people who work – in the categories of directing, production, ...


Writer Nicola Lagioia to be spotlighted by eighth edition of L’immagine e la parola

  The eighth edition of the Locarno Film Festival’s springtime event L’immagine e la parola will begin on 27 March. The focus for its regular interdisciplinary look at film and literature will be the Italian writer Nicola Lagioia, winner of the Strega Prize in 2015 for his novel La ferocia (Ferocity) and director of the Turin International Book Fair. The event will be held online, hosted on the Festival website. L’immagine e la parola will also prov...



Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, March 8th

Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon opened this weekend both in theatres and on Disney+ streaming. The animated adventure led all films at the weekend box office, with an estimated $8.6M in ticket sales. Disney+ is offering Raya as a premium rental, with customers paying $29.99 to watch it at home. Warner Bros.' Tom & Jerry chipped in with $6.6M in its second week in theatres, a strong second place finisher. Lionsgate's Chaos Walking also debuted this weekend, taking in $3.8M for t...

Academy Museum Announces Inaugural Programming

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles announced a slate of programs it will offer to the public beginning September 30, 2021, when it will celebrate its grand opening. The museum’s inaugural programs are made possible by the kind support of donors, including Richard Roth Cinema-Arts Fund, Participant, Pritzker Foundation, Eric and Melina Esrailian, Dr. Kathy Fields and Dr. Garry Rayant in honor of Sid and Nancy Ganis, Julia and Ken Gouw, Robert and Miryam Knutson, and Dr. Pe...


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The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative announces Shorts Competition Winners

  THE CREATIVE COALITION AWARDS $220,000 IN GRANTS TO FILMMAKERS SPOTLIGHTING THE UNTOLD STORY OF OBESITY JURY OF TV/FILM LEADERS AND MEDICAL EXPERTS SELECTS 2020 SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE FILMS The Creative Coalition today awarded $220,000 in grants to four filmmakers who will produce short films about the untold story of obesity. The grant recipients include writer/director Greg DePaul (“Bride Wars”), Emmy Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo (“Sesame Street&rdqu...

Berlin - International sales from Highland Film Group - ONE WAY starring Kevin Bacon, Colson Baker, Travis Fimmel

Highland Film Group announced today that the company has secured multiple international distribution deals for the new action-thriller One Way, directed by Andrew Baird (Zone 414) from a script by Ben Conway. The film stars Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon (Black Mass, Mystic River, Showtime’s “City on a Hill”), Colson Baker (The Dirt, Project Power), also known as recording artist “Machine Gun Kelly,” Travis Fimmel (Ridley Scott’s ”Raise...

US theatrical release set for Renny Harlin's THE MISFITS, starring Pierce Brosnan, Nick Cannon, Tim Roth

Highland Film Group announced today that the company has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the new action heist thriller The Misfits, directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Skip Trace) from a script by Robert Henny and will distribute the movie in the US through The Avenue’s banner in partnership with Paramount Pictures. The all-star cast is led by Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan (007 franchise, Mamma Mia!), Emmy Award nominee Nick Cannon (Drumline, Bobby), Jamie Chu...

Locarno74 to introduce new auteur shorts competition: Corti d’autore

Pardi di domani, the short film section of the Locarno Film Festival, is to be enhanced by a new competitive program, Corti d’autore, reserved for short works by auteur filmmakers already established on the international scene. The Artistic Director and his team are currently engaged in preparations for a 2021 edition that hopefully will be a grand relaunch towards the future. The new competition will open a significant window of opportunity to take part in the Festival for high-pro...

Productivity Media and Darius Films announce production deal

Bob Saget       Producers William G. Santor, CEO of Productivity Media, and Nicholas Tabarrok, President of Darius Films, today announced a three-picture production deal between their two companies.  All three feature films will shoot in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean as part of a sweeping agreement with the Cayman Islands Film Commission, the Cayman’s Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs and Dart Enterprises to shoot...
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New home for Fantasporto 2021 postponed to April 26-May 2

41st PORTO INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | FANTASPORTO 2021 WILL BE HELD IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE TOWN, NEAR THE DOURO RIVER FROM 26th APRIL TILL MAY 2nd Fantasporto barely escaped the effects of the pandemic in 2020 which was starting at the time in Portugal, and was able to celebrate its 40thanniversary. Unfortunately, for the 2021 edition, the festival had to be postponed, unable to start on the scheduled dates due to the pandemic and the long period of lockdown that followed, with all ...


Nominated films announced for New Delhi Film Festival

Nominated films announced for New Delhi Film Festival: 174 films from 41 countries have been nominated नई दिल्ली फिल्म फेस्टिवल के लिए नॉमिनेटेड फिल्मों की घोषणा 41 देशों की 174 फिल्मों का हुआ है चयन   नई दिल्ली: जयपुर इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टीवल ट्रस्ट (ज...


Asian Film Fest Streams Oscar contenders and major U.S.premieres starting Monday, March 15

    ASIAN POP-UP CINEMA ANNOUNCES SEASON 12  STREAMING, OSCAR CONTENDERS AND DRIVE-IN PREMIERES  March 15 - May 1   In their longest run yet, Asian Pop-Up Cinema:  Season 12 will screen more than 33 films and one of its most diverse lineups. The joint virtual and drive-in film festival opens March 15 and runs through May 1, 2021. Presented in three parts, the festival will include its official selection at its new virtual cinema, powere...


Submissions Now Open for 22nd Ojai Film Festival

The Ojai Film Festival (OFF), ranked one of the top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway, continues to grow in prestige. The festival, which begins November 4, 2021, showcases the finest new films by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Both the film and screenplay competitions opened to submissions March 1.   Out of the 77 films in the 2020 OFF three made it to the short list for Oscar consideration. In the previous 20 years 15 alumni received Academy Award...


High Profile Judges for Houston Sports Film Festival

Houston International Sports Film Festival (HISFF) announced today the all-star judge lineup for the Sports Script Championship, presented by Event Horizon Films.    Angelo Pizzo, writer of Rudy and Hoosiers, Brand Gann, writer of Disney’s Invincible, Lisa Furfine, strategic partnerships expert, and HISFF’s Josh Merwin will leverage their combined industry experiences to select the winning screenplays and provide professional consolation to each top sports writer. &nbs...

Santa Barbara SBIFF will open with INVISIBLE VALLEY directed by Aaron Maurer

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG®, announced today the highly anticipated lineup for the 36th edition, which will run March 31 to April 10, 2021. The festival will feature 47 world premieres and 37 U.S. premieres from 45 countries, along with tributes featuring the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach programs.   The festival will take on an entirely new look this year, as well, with the build-...


SXSW Online 2021 starts next week! SXSW Comedy lineup, SXSW Online XR, and more!

We can’t believe SXSW Online 2021 starts next week! We’re so excited to shar...


Mountainfilm in Telluride?! Here's what to expect (and what not to)

  We get it. You miss Mountainfilm and we miss you. And while a large-scale festival in Telluride is simply not an option right now, we are working to scratch that itch with a small, in-person event that prioritizes safety and meets local and state regulations. In addition to our seven-day Mountainfilm Online festival where you’ll have access to a robust Mountainfilm 2021 lineup from the comfort and safety of home, we are cautiously planning a few in-person screenings and progra...


Blue is the New Pink: A Celebration of Empowering Stories by Women in Uniform

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival honours International Women’s Day with its annual event, Call the Shots: Female Power Through Film, through a compelling female panel discussion and the Canadian Premiere of the Italian TV series, Petra.     TORONTO – The ICFF, in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival, proudly presents its 4th edition of Call the Shots: Female Power Through Film, available online and nation-wide on the...

Sedona International Film Festival gearing up for postponed 27th edition of the festival in June

Executive Director Pat Schweiss   Driven by optimism and guided by caution, the Sedona International Film Festival is ramping up preparations for the scaled down 27th annual event now scheduled June 12-20.             “Everything related to the coronavirus pandemic is moving in the right direction and we’re seeing more people returning to the types of activities, though still on a limited basis, that we all co...

The Female Eye Film Festival turns 19

FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL “Always Honest, Not Always Pretty”  Celebrating 19 years   The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) founded by Canadian filmmaker Leslie Ann Coles, celebrates its 19th year March 8–28, 2021.  Films from Canada and around the world will be screened on Encore+ and on Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox.    The Female Eye Film Festival is an international competi...

Program for the 30th Aspen Shortsfest, April 6-11, 2021

Still from Chuj Boys of Summer    Aspen Film, the year-round film arts and education organization, today announced its program for the 30th Aspen Shortsfest, April 6-11, 2021.  One of only four Oscar®-qualifying festivals in the U.S. strictly dedicated to short films, Aspen Shortsfest is recognized as one of the premier short film festivals, showcasing the best in cinema from around the world.    Celebrating three decades of shorts, t...

Virtual Sonoma International Film Festival: March 24-28 100+ Films, 40+ Countries, 20+ Premieres

  SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SIFF) ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL FILMS, DRIVE-INS AND SPECIAL EVE NTS: M ARCH 24-28, 2021 100+ Films | 40+ Countries | 20+ Premieres | 3 Drive-Ins Online Cooking Demonstrations | Virtual Wine Tastings | Filmmaker Q&As Scheduled Dame Judi Dench and Robert De Niro Films Mark Open and Closing Nights The Sonoma International Film Festival opens its online screening platform to the public for preview today to a slate of more than 100 of the best in new in...

Fantasporto postponed 

Considering the circumstances imposed by the present lockdow in Portugal that will continue till the end of this month, FANTASPORTO/ 41st Porto International Film Festival has made the decision to postpone the event and maintain the 2021 edition in person, with a live audience. Cinema is to be seen preferentially inside theatres, on a big screen. Fantasporto’2021 continues its mission to bring audiences and film creatives together, to celebrate cinema in the best possible way. ...

The Anthology Book about the 40 years of Fantasporto

The Anthology I made about the 40 years of Fantasport arrived today. Anyone who has been there over the years now has to order and then find out from the hundreds of photos if your face and name are there. Everything you wanted to know and didn't know yet. It's 606 pages, but it could have been many more. New Cinema Edition supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and CMP. The book that records the cinephilic activity of my life and Mario, designed by Jo ãoo. And it celebrates ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces dates for its 25th anniversary and opens film submissions

  Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF has announced dates for its 25th-anniversary edition and opens submissions for the main festival and sub-festivals PÖFF Shorts and Just Film. The 25th edition of Tallinn Black Nights and the Youth and Children's Film Festival Just Film will run from the 12th until the 28th of November, while the International Short Film and Animation Festival PÖFF Shorts will take place from the 16th until the 24th of Novem...


San Sebastian Festival reveals “other approaches” in a pictures exhibition of the Festival’s early years

San Sebastian Festival, Kutxa Fundazioa and the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola reveal “other approaches” to the Festival’s early years   The exhibition in the Kutxa Kultur Plaza consists of thirty photographs from the period falling between 1953 and 1970 The show is curated by the team of Zinemaldia 70: all possible stories, the research project sponsored by the Spanish lottery organisation, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado ...


South Florida International Film Festival - Call For Entry – March 2021

South Florida International Film Festival - Call For Entry – March 2021 - Submissions are now open for the March 2021 South Florida International Film Festival (SFIFF) – World Famous Monthly Film Festival for One Minute Short Films - Submit your film now! ...


RIFF 7, 2021, 6: Third and Final list of films announced; France to be country of focus

RIFF 7, 2021, 6: Third and Final list of films announced; France to be country of focus The third and the final list of films of the 7th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) was released yesterday, which includes the Kannada film "Avalakki Pavalakki", Directed by Durga Prasad and Produced by Ranjitha Subramanya, "Kagaaz", Directed by Satish Kaushik and Produced by Salma Khan, Nishant Kaushik and Vikas Malu (presented by Salman Khan), a Documentary film, "...

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VIDEO: Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas will announce the Oscar nominations this coming monday March 15

93RD OSCARS® NOMINATIONS will be revealed live Monday, March 15, 2021 5:19 a.m. PDT / 8:19 a.m. EDT / 12:19 p.m. GMT / 8:19 p.m. CST   Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas (“The White Tiger”) and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”) will announce the 93rd Oscars® nominations in all 23 Academy Award® categories in a two-part live presentation on Monday, March 15, via global live stream on,, the Academy’s d...


SFFILM Announces Recipients of Dolby Institute Fellowships

  2021 Dolby Institute Fellowships Awarded to Kobi Libii’s The American Society of Magical Negroes and Beth de Araújo’s Josephine San Francisco, CA – SFFILM, in partnership with the Dolby Institute, announced today the recipients of the 2021 Dolby Institute Fellowships, which support narrative feature films from development through post-production. Created in 2018 as part of an innovative partnership between Dolby and SFFILM, these fellowships were designed to pr...

Another Award for Iris at Accolade film competition and Awards

Accolade Global Film Competition Award - Season: March 2021 Diana Rodriguez (USA), IRIS received the Award of Excellence Special Mention: Film Feature     The judges based their decisions on the quality, creativity and technical aspects of the film.  The award appropriately reflects the endless hours Diana and her team have spent to create this outstanding production!  Congratulations on your achievement!  It was first announced on the Accolade Faceb...


BAFTAs 2021: the nominations in full, winners will be announced on 11 April

Rocks and Nomadland lead the race as the nominations for this year’s BAFTAs are unveiled. The BAFTAs have unveiled a notably diverse list of nominations for the 2021 awards, with Sarah Gavron’s coming-of-age drama Rocks and Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland emerging as frontrunners with seven nominations each. Gavron and Zhao are among the record number of four women nominated in the best director category. Rocks, which was backed by the BFI F...


“Your Script Produced!” Studios: Season 2 Genre and Grand prize winners announced

“YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED! ™” STUDIOS  SEASON 2 - 2020 Discovering and producing talented writers and filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide! Entertainment Industry's Unparalleled Event! Producing Talented Writers & Filmmakers that were left behind by the Entertainment industry! Winners will be announced & promoted in the largest trades in the entertainment business:  VAR...

The 78th Golden Globe Awards winners 

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...


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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 ( «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:

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


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):

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

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

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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 14-15, 2021




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.

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Only Human HOMO Directed by Igor Ivanov


Only Human Awarded at IndieFEST film Awards Congrats to the team!

Igor Ivanov (Macedonia), received for his feature film Only Human the Award of Excellence Special Mention: Film Feature at IndieFEST film Awards Congrats to the team!   ...

Crossing fingers and unicorns for Only Human in competition at Sofia Festival

the film by Igor Ivanov will play Sunday March 14 and 24 24.03.2021 DOM NA KINOTO - 16.00 часа 14.03.2021 CINEMA ODEON - 20.30 часа A quarter of a century after the start of the Music Film Fest in 1997, the Sofia  International Film Festival is preparing for its 25th anniversary. Started as a thematic festival of cinema and music, which has undergone upward development over the years, Sofia Film Festival has become one of the most important film events in Central...

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 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.


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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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”. 

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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.



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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Le cinéaste, qui était à Lyon en octobre dernier pour présenter son autobiographie À la recherche de la lumière (@EdLObservatoire), vient de recevoir le Prix du Meilleur ouvrage étranger sur le cinéma, remis par le Syndicat Français de la critique de cinéma.    À l'occasion de cette présentation au festival Lumière, le cinéaste avait donné une &e...


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