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Tribeca lineup of Talks and Reunion Screenings with the stars and directors from iconic films

Participating Talent Include: Wes Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Joel Coen, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Guillermo del Toro, Danny Glover, Shira Haas, Debbie Harry, Anjelica Huston, John Legend, Frances McDormand, M. Night Shyamalan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Ratajkowski, Matthew Rhys, Amy Schumer,   Martin Scorsese, Ali Wentworth, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson   The Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of Talks and Reunion S...

Bruno Chatelin joins the Jury of the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, Castellorizo island.

Distinguished members of the international film community form the Jury of the 6th   Beyond the Borders International Documentary Festival, which will be held between August 22 -29 , 2021 in Castellorizo island, Greece. This year's jury consists of Klaus Eder - General Secretary of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), Marianna Economou - President of the Greek Documentary Association - Jean-Christoph Caron - Head of PHOENIX , Bruno Chatelin - Film Criti...

Miryam Charles and Coryell Boffy-Resel named co-chairs of the RIDM and Forum RIDM board

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and Forum RIDM are pleased to announce new co-chairs for their board of directors: director, producer and cinematographer Miryam Charles, and Coryell Boffy-Resel, director of international organizations at Montréal International. Both are already members of the board and regular festival attendees. They will replace outgoing chair Sarah Spring. Thanks to their complementary expertise, they will contribute to the success of both orga...

Interview with Director of Photography Jayson Crothers for series "Cruel Summer" (2021-)

Director of photography Jayson Crothers, known for his work on multiple films and series titles including Force of Nature (2020), Duke (2019), The Ghost and the Whale (2017), Cold Water (2013), Chicago Fire (2013-2018) and many more, is the lead DP for the series Cruel Summer (2021-), recently released in the U.S. on April 20. Set in a small town in Texas, the story takes place over three successive ‘90s summers. As the beautiful and popular Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt) goes missing...


Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, May 10

Action films continue to propel the U.S. box office, led this week by the debut of The Wrath of Man from United Artists Releasing. The R-Rated heist story starring Jason Statham took in $8.1M at 2,875 locations across North America, a respectable debut for the well-reviewed thriller.   FUNImation's Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train followed in second place with $3.0M at 2,100 locations, adding up to an impressive three-week cume of $39.6M for the anime import.  Warner...

Sundance Institute Names 20 Fellows Across Feature Film Directors and Screenwriters Labs, Native Lab



Customized Support for Emerging Creators, in Collaborative Digital Environment The Sundance Institute today named the artists and projects selected for the first group of the upcoming signature summer Labs including 12 fellows for the Directors and Screenwriters Labs and 9 fellows participating in the Native Lab (one fellow will participate in both Labs). The Labs provide a space for writers and directors to spend time developing their craft and selected projects. Elements of this year&...


ITFS 2021 – The ITFS 2021 Winners | Glamour, Diversity and (almost) Personal Interaction

After six exciting days filled with highlights from the world of animation, the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film has come to an end on the evening of May 9, 2021 with the grand award ceremony. And the magic’s not over yet: the entirety of the ITFS media library (including recordings of lectures and presentations) will be available to accredited users until May 16, 2021.  The motto of this year's festival was Creating*Diversity. In ...

Latvian Animation Spring 2021 comes with some great news

2021 marks the 5th year of Latvian Animation Association! We have accomplished a lot in this period — we took part in festivals, organized meetings, screenings, market stands, discussions, lectures, and even gave soundscape to some beautiful student animations. Did You know? Probably not, therefore we would like to start a tradition of an occasional Newsletter that would pop up in Your emails when we have enough news to spread. We promise to keep them short, functional, and most importan...

Veteran Filmmaker Forms A Baker Production with Tello Films is Distribution Arm focused on LGBTQ+

2021 Slate of Films in Post-Production Feature Such Stars as Lindsay Wagner, Amanda Righetti & Kelly McGillis, Among Others   Veteran filmmaker Christin Baker, who launched the successful LGBTQ+, SVOD platform, Tello Films, in 2009—the first network dedicated to telling stories featuring and about lesbian/queer women—has announced the launch of a new production entity, A Baker Production.   Writer/producer/director Baker is known for critically acc...

Woke enough: now for BREWMANCE, fun, fermentation, just what the doc ordered

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent In case you're feeling life is just a little too woke and no room to joke lately, here's an antidote for all the sobering news from Hollywood or around the world, BREWMANCE. We're stealing a page from OG Screenmancer, and the Brews of Summer. Read on... by OG Screenmancer Summer of Masks is coming, and what better way to flip off the CDC than with a cold beer… outdoors, no, indoors at a real-life dive bar full of people?...

Stephen King’s powers of pen twist Julianne Moore in LISEY’S STORY

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent How many times during the Pandemic have you heard ‘looks like we’re living in a Stephen King novel?’ Even if you haven’t heard it, LISEY’S STORY a series starring Julianna Moore and Clive Owen, is about to make you think it. From Apple TV+ on June 4, King’s psychological mind-messer is so apropos of now, you’d think the Fright Knight had cooked this one up on order from the CDC. (Actually this is fro...

Split/Screen May Lineup Announced! 

  The exciting online monthly movie series Split/Screen concludes with its May edition, coming up 5/21-30. Co-presented by the Vermont International Film Festival [VTIFF] and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF], Split/Screen has seen each festival curate a selection of four or five films in alternating months. MNFF steps to the plate for Split/Screen May with a terrific mix of three compelling documentaries and a lovely, engaging drama. We have truly appreciated our collaboration...

Verdugo Entertainment To Unveil Newly Restored Lost Classic 'Mackintosh and T.J.', Starring Roy Rogers In His Final Film

Verdugo Entertainment To Unveil Newly Restored 4K Edition Of Lost Classic Mackintosh and T.J.,  Starring The Legendary Roy Rogers In His Final Film Appearance   Featuring Music by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, the American Western is Set for Debut on Blu-ray and DVD on May 18     On Tuesday, May 18, Verdugo Entertainment will launch the newly restored 4K version of the 1975 classic Mackintosh and T.J. on Blu-ray and DVD through Amazon (North...

Sharkwater selected at postponed edition of Wild Oceans FilmFest

Wild Oceans FilmFest is an international documentary festival that tries to show the beauty of the ocean to awaken the love for nature in society. To achieve it we involve it in the conservation of the seas. The festival will be held in Gijón (Spain), between November 4th and 7th 2020. Wild Oceans FilmFest is an initiative of the Bioparc Foundation. The purpose of this institution is to promote the conservation of ecosystems by supporting sustainable conservation projects in situ, prom...

Saving North Finalist at Great Cinema Now

"Great Cinema Now" International Script and Film Festivals proudly accepts Scripts and Films entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests. - Unlike other festivals, if your initial submission doesn't meet the qualifications, you can revise and resubmit for further review (if we receive the corrections before the applicable deadlines). - The Great Cinema Now Script and Film Festival is a showcase for discerning audiences of g...

SAVING NORTH selected to screen at l'Europe autour de l'Europe

L’Europe autour de l’Europe - Festival of European films in Paris will run from November 17th until November 30th 2021 in Paris and Île-de-France. The festival will screen 100 films (63 features) from a total of 31 countries and 28 MEDIA participating countries. The festival shows feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations, new media and experimental films. Two Juries will award the following prizes: Prix Sauvage for the best recent feature film (French prem...

Saving North selected in competition at the kalakari film fest May 1 – 4, 2021

Kalakari is an exclusive event of INDIA for upcoming artist and thinkers, An award function, exhibition & artwork kalakari of NGO HELPING HANDS. On every film entry we give 5 food package to needy peoples. kalakari is the most prestigious Awards for the animation, visual effects, photography segment across the Indian sub-continent and beyond. kalakari by Rishi Nikam event has grown from strength to strength and has become a springboard to showcase talent. winners 2...

Saving North selected in competition for the Rural Feature Films Award 2021

Arica Nativa is Heritage Communication and Sustainable Development. Its purpose is to make children, youth and adults to fall in love with the natural and cultural treasures that remain heroically in the rural and indigenous areas of the planet. Awards & Prizes RURAL FEATURE FILMS The selected films will compete for the Rural Feature Films Award 2021, consisting of a Tropero sculpture; a monetary prize of USD 1,000 (one thousand american dollars or its...

MSR Media is shooting their second film in the Caribbean Island of Nevis as part of their far reaching six-picture deal

British actress and model Poppy Delevingne (Twentieth Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Warner Bros' King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Chad Michael Collins (MSR Media's One Year Off, Sony Pictures' Sniper), Casper Van Dien (Twentieth Century Fox's Alita: Battle Angel, Paramount Pictures' Sleepy Hollow), and Jeff Fahey (ABC's "Lost," Twentieth Century Fox's Alita: Battle Angel) are set to star in...


DOK.fest München 2021 @home events & Film Talks, Meet & Greet

Every film festival thrives on encounters, exchange and discussion! In order to create as much of a festival atmosphere as possible this year, DOK.fest München 2021 @home offers you a variety of opportunities in addition to the films: experience our festive award ceremonies at the Deutsches Theater @home, exchange ideas with the film teams at our daily Film Talks, meet us and our guests at the Meet & Greet at the digital festival lounge and send your feedback on the films dir...

DAFilms to host Roberto Minervini retrospective from 10 May

Live discussion between Minervini and Locarno’s Artistic Director Giona Nazzaro on 19 May, 7pm CET Live discussion between Minervini and Locarno’s Artistic Director Giona Nazzaro on 19 May, 7pm CET Visually immersive imagery and scenes from the dark side of modern-day America are what characterise the work by award-winning Italian US-based filmmaker Roberto Minervini. From 10 May, streaming portal DAFilms will present a curated selection of his films under the name Roberto Minerv...

FMX's 2021 online edition a great success

FMX 2021 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media Online, May 4-6, 2021 FMX 2021 has come to a successful close. We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our speakers, presenters, curators, partners, staff, and attendees who helped make the conference such a success. The first online edition of FMX leaves a deep impression During the three conference days from May 4 to 6, FMX offered 178 presentations and 100 live Q&A, presented by 388 speakers, vie...
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Save the Date for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

We can’t wait to return to Park City, Salt Lake City — and beyond — for next year’s Sundance Film Festival. The 2022 Festival will take place in-person and online January 20-30. We are in the process of designing a safe and accessible Festival where our audiences and artists can come together to celebrate and discover new work, and each other. Mark your calendars and stay tuned: This summer we will have more details to help you craft your plan and arrange for ...

The 2nd Edition of the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market calling for projects

  CALL FOR PROJECTS 2021: Feature Films / TV series TIFFCOM 2021, the Marketplace for Film and TV in Asia, the affiliated market of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), is announcing a Call for Projects for the second edition of the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market (TGFM), which will take place from November 1st to 3rd, 2021. The TGFM is a platform for up to 20 selected projects in the categories of fiction films, fiction TV series, anima...

Extended public talks programme as part of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2021: co-producing in tough times

Apart from the tailor-made and individual programme for this year’s 20 Producers on the Move, that will be held online from 17 - 21 May, European Film Promotion (EFP) will also be offering three high-profile public online talks about the co-producing, funding and selling of projects in tough times. Talk 1: SALES - WHICH FILMS STILL TRAVEL The first talk on Tuesday, 18 May at 3pm CET will look at the current situation of sales companies after the short shock caused by the pandemic. How ...


FILMADRID returns as an in-person festival

FILMADRID returns as an in-person festival which reinvents the concept of its competition and will take place twice this year. Photo: Destello Bravío (Ainhoa Rodríguez, 2021) España.  FILMADRID 2021 Opening Screening FILMADRID. The International Film Festival returns in 2021 with an original concept of Official Competition, after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. The new Official Competition of FILMADRID is transformed in a forum for ...


AFI DOCS 2021 announces opening night, closing night and centerpiece films

AFI DOCS has announced the Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Films for its 19th annual edition. This year’s hybrid festival will open with the world premiere of NAOMI OSAKA, directed by Academy Award® nominee Garrett Bradley, and will close with Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt’s celebrated coming-of-age film CUSP. This year’s Centerpiece Screening will be ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN, directed by Academy Award® winner Morgan Neville. AFI DO...


24th Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Lineup 36 World Premieres

24th Brooklyn Film Festival runs as a Virtual Fest June 4-13, Indoor Fest at Windmill Studios June 5-13   Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) announces the film lineup for its 24th edition, “The Clearing.” The 2021 edition will feature 36 World Premieres, 28 USA bows, 34 east coast debuts, and 25 first-time screenings in NY. In total, BFF will show in competition 147 features and shorts from 35 countries. The full lineup includes 13 narrative features and 9 document...


Submissions are now open for the 14th Annual Bushwick Film Festival!

From now until June 15th you can submit your film with our 15% off discount code: Bushwick15 Now in its 14th year, the Bushwick Film Festival has become an industry staple for new talent and a premiere voice for independent cinema in Brooklyn. We have showcased local and international filmmakers from more than 60 countries, providing a platform for diverse stories. Located in Bushwick, the bustling center of Brooklyn’s artistic and cultural community, the festival offers five days full ...


Cine Las Americas announces film lineup for 23rd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

  The 23rd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will run June 9-13   Mariem Pérez Riera’s Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It opens CLAIFF under the stars     Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It   The Austin-based Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF) announced the feature films selected for next month’s hybrid presentation, taking place June 9-13, which will include an Openin...


Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival kicked off online their 16th Edition

 Kinofilm™ Festival Announces the 16th Edition Celebrating its 25th Anniversary and First Online Debut. Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival is thrilled to announce that the Kino festival  will return to celebrate its 25th Anniversary with its first online premiere Edition taking place from 10th - 16th May, promising an exciting global short film celebration! For the 16th edition of the ever-popular celebration of independent short film in the city of Manches...

Open Call Films in progress 40 Lima Opening of registrations

  Open Call Films in progress 40 Lima Opening of registrations Deadline : June 23th, 2021 français | español The 40th edition of Cine en Construcción will be held online, starting August 23, 2021 as part of Cinema of Tomorrow, the professional section of the 25th Lima Film Festival. Films in Progress aims to support the completion of rigorously selected Latin American feature films, and to help producers overcome the challenges of post-produ...

“Black Nights Goes to Cannes”: project submissions are open

For the first time Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) joins the well established Marché du Film showcase "Goes to Cannes" with an aim to present 5 international film projects in post-production stage at the Marché du Film in July. “Black Nights Goes to Cannes” is part of the PÖFF’s 25th birthday celebrations, in a year where PÖFF’s industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event also celebrates its 20th anniversary. Film i...

58th Sydney Film Festival return to cinemas

From Wednesday 18 August to Sunday 29 August 2021, Sydney Film Festival will become one of the first major festivals in the world to return to cinemas when it premieres its much anticipated 68th Edition.  The 2021 program will take over cinemas across Sydney, with excited audiences gathering once more to explore our times through the medium of film.  SFF’s exceptionally curated program will give festival aud...

New York: New Directors New Films 2021

  Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the annual New Directors New Films festival (ND/NF) was held in New York from April 28 - May 8 with extended in-person screenings until May 1st at the Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) location.  The 2021 festival offered 27 features, 11 shorts, and 11 films in its retrospective line-up. The international feature program showcased productions from, Iran, South Korea, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Greece, Georgia, France, In...

Berlinale: Summer Special to Take Place as an Outdoor Event

  The plan to hold the Berlinale Summer Special (June 9-20, 2021) as an outdoor event is now set. The Berlinale is pleased to be able to give audiences the enjoyment of an open-air cinema experience at 16 venues in total at the Summer Special. Both Berlin’s falling 7-day incidence for COVID-19, as well as positive signals by government offices to support the request for a pilot project with mandatory testing have reinforced the festival directors’ planning of an all-outdoor e...

Berlinale: Altered Infection Protection Act Limits Summer Special Options

  The restrictions set out by the recently updated Infection Protection Act now make the planning of the Berlinale Summer Special a bigger challenge. The festival directors are currently in contact with the authorities to determine the next steps for an all-outdoor event. The Berlinale also wants to explore the possibility of a pilot cultural event with mandatory testing. A final decision regarding the Summer Special will be made beginning of May. Everyone's health and curbing t...

SeriesFest returns this June for Season 7!

  From June 24-July 11, we're going to bring new, innovative independent and network content virtually to your homes, and we can't wait! We know that the past year has been a huge test to the creative industry. In the face of so much adversity, the resilience of creators continuously innovating and redefining the space has been incredible. Here at SeriesFest, we’re excited to showcase and celebrate the voices and stories of those who break new ground and ask,...

Jeonju Film Festival Successfully Closes 2nd Pandemic Era Edition

    The Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) was the first major film event last year to take place during the pandemic and has now become the first event to stage two editions during the global health crisis. Yet despite the difficulties posed by current social distancing regulations, the festival was able to regain much of its spark, with sell out crowds enjoying the program’s rich variety of local and foreign independent works.    The 2...

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DOK.fest München Awards ceremony 2021

At the halfway point of the festival, it's going to get exciting once again today! First, young documentary filmmakers will be honoured at the FFF Talent Award Documentary Film and the megaherz Student Award. On Sunday evening, the winners of our three main awards, the VIKTOR Main Competition, VIKTOR DOK.deutsch, VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, will be presented. All award ceremonies will take place in the presence of the jury, prize donors and prize winners. We also invite you to ...

ITFS 2021 – The ITFS 2021 Winners | Glamour, Diversity and (almost) Personal Interaction

After six exciting days filled with highlights from the world of animation, the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film has come to an end on the evening of May 9, 2021 with the grand award ceremony. And the magic’s not over yet: the entirety of the ITFS media library (including recordings of lectures and presentations) will be available to accredited users until May 16, 2021.  The motto of this year's festival was Creating*Diversity. In ...

HFPA Announces the Reform Plan's Timeline

Regardless of the next air date of the Golden Globes, implementing transformational changes as quickly - and as thoughtfully - as possible remains the top priority for our organization. We invite our partners in the industry to the table to work with us on the systemic reform that is long overdue, both in our organization as well as within the industry at large. Our timeline  below demonstrates our commitment to achieving these goals w...

Winners of the third biennial Capricornia Film Awards.

CAPRICORNIA FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCE AWARD WINNERS The Darwin International Film Festival are excited to announce the winners of the third biennial Capricornia Film Awards. The Capricornia Film Awards are designed to showcase the best film, television and video productions being created in the Northern Territory or by Territorians. “After a year of uncertainty it was a great feeling to come together to celebrate the incredible achievements of Northern Territory film productions and f...

Saving North wins top prize at WorldFest Houston 54

54th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival! The oldest Indie Film Festival in the whole wide world! WorldFest gave first awards to giants of the film industry, including Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, Ridley Scott, John Lee Hancock, Brian de Palma, Randal Kleiser, Oliver Stone, David Lynch and literally hundreds more! We are happy to accept Online FilmFreeway Screeners! We have Big LG 110" Digital Screens for our juries! Not Interns seeing/judging your entry ...


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Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) final call ends may 30

2021 AIFF Call for Submissions  May 31, 2021 Late Submission   The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) based in Arlington, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Call for Submissions featuring the work of independent and student filmmakers from Massachusetts, USA, and the Global Community. AIFF is a juried festival welcoming  submissions of feature-length and short film...


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 

July 10 – 11, 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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Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling
Documentary created by Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe, the filmmakers behind MAMIL (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) written by Eleanor Sharpe.

Documlentary Australia April 2021 1h 54

The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett MBE is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century. The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies; Phil has seen it all, and told us about it with passion, knowledge and his trademark wit. As much as anyone, Phil Liggett has shaped the way the world sees cycling. #TheVoiceOfCycling

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Aliens on Halloween by Riker Lynch
29 / 39 or 43 minutes, short comedy April 2021

In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood.


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Zero Gravity USA first film directed by Thomas Verrette

74 minutes First feature documentary USA April 2021

A diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

Zero Gravity is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
Seen through the wondrous eyes of three diverse young students and their first-time coach, they each take an intimate and personal journey to space as their team grows from amateur coders to representing California in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit.

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The Sound of Us directed by Chris Gero

"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

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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 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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La Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé dévoile sa nouvelle exposition consacrée à l affichiste Yves Thos

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Le parrain 2021 de la Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma sera David Oelhoffen

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