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Announcing AFI DOCS 2021 Full Slate

  Early Bird passes to AFI DOCS 2021 are available at Today, AFI unveiled its full slate of films being presented for the hybrid AFI DOCS 2021 festival. The lineup features 77 films from 23 countries and 4 World Premieres, with 52% of the films directed by women, 40% by BIPOC directors and 18% by LGBTQ directors. The 19th edition of the festival will present films in the following sections: Special Presentations, Guggenheim Symposium, Feature Films, Series, Cinema&rs... 2021 @home wrapped

  It's a wrap! With the reopening of the cinemas and the screening of our audience award winner HE'S MY BROTHER at three of our partner venues, the second edition of DOK.fest München @home came to an end last week. This gives us hope for next year, when we are already very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Munich! For now, we are thrilled about a successful @home edition with 3,101 online visitors, 211 industry experts at a total of 58 online events...


Rhyme & Rhythm at Sheffield Doc/Fest: where cinema and other artforms meet

Take a look at our Rhyme & Rhythm teaser    Rhyme & Rhythm is where cinema and other artforms meet. Through music and performance, visual art and sport, each film offers encounters and inspira...


FILMADRID director, Nuria Cubas, who is responsible for programming, Javier H. Estrada, will present the new edition of the fest

In this press conference, all the titles of the Official Compilation will take place, with a completely renewed concept, as well as The Video Essay, the only on-line section of the festival. • Eloisa Suárez, film programmer at the Goethe-Institut, will present the Vanguard Live session which will take place, in septiembre, with director Helena Wittman along with her usual sound artist, Nika Son, and who emerges from her collaboration with them. institutions. ...


Le Ballon Rouge offers childcare during the Marché du Film

The Marché du Film and Parenting at Film Festivals are proud to announce the onsite Ballon Rouge daycare center during the Cannes Film Festival from 7 - 14 July. After a hugely successful inaugural edition in 2019, the service is back for the Marché’s return to the Riviera.   Market badge holders will be given priority access to the service, though attendees with press and festival accreditation are also eligible. A f...


48th Film Fest Ghent will focus on Greek cinema
    Official campaign image FFG2021 - Photo: Yiorgos Kaplanidis ©thisisnotanotheragency l Bloudruk Film Fest Ghent introduces the campaign image for its 48th edition, taking place from 12 to 23 October. This year, the festival explores the Greek film world, with prominent figures and gems from the Greek cinema. Efthymis Filippou, renowned Greek screenwriter and frequent co-writer of Yorgos Lanthimos, is featured on the campaign image. After a physical, yet restrained e...


Announcing the BANFF International Indigenous Screen Industry Summit - June 21, 2021

EVENT TO TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 21 VIA BANFF'S VIRTUAL CONFERENCE PLATFORM BANFF is proud to launch this new initiative, aimed to facilitate conversation, highlight, and empower Indigenous media industry professionals from around the world. Taking place throughout the day on June 21st and hosted on the Festival’s virtual conference platform, the event is timed to Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievement...


ASPEN line-up of documentaries announced for the 2021 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series

The Aspen Institute Arts Program and Aspen Film Announce the 2021 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series Aspen Film and the Aspen Institute Arts Program are pleased to announce the line-up of acclaimed documentaries for the 2021 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series:  MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY, RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT and LFG. The series will be held virtually and will include post-screening conversations with the ...



The 27th annual Sedona International Film Festival 180-Film Lineup Set; Bob Mackie to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

27TH SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP IS BIG AND BOLD 180 Films from June 12-20; Bob Mackie To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award The 27th annual Sedona International Film Festival, rescheduled from its normal end-of-February timeframe to June 12-20 because of the coronavirus pandemic, is offering a big, bold and diverse lineup of films for both reduced-capacity in-theater experiences as well as in-home streaming options. More than half of the nearly 180 films in this ...


Hot Docs 2021, Toronto, Context and Productions

Hot Docs (HD) is the largest documentary festival in North America and responded to the pandemic like other prominent international film festivals such as Berlinale and Sundance which set the stage for an effective transition to an online virtual festival. HD screened in 2020 more than 200 films, drawing more viewers  from Ontario, participants to its professional market, and a growing subscription audience. The  expectations for 2021 by the organizers were met. In its 28th edition, ...


Save the Date for a Better Time – 2021 UMFF in August!

With more and more people got vaccinated worldwide, we have been gaining hope for getting our life back soon in 2021. More and more public locations opened gradually sent us the optimistic signal of having our festival event on site this year. We couldn’t wait any longer to see our filmmaker friends from all over the world to gather again in the beautiful SoCal, and we have our faith in having it this year. As an international film festival with a long history of 17 years, Universe Mult...


Windrush Caribbean Film Festival to Offer Virtual Sneak Preview of Exciting Films and Events on Windrush Day - 22 June 2021

The theme for this year’s Festival is the history of Carnival in Britain, from the first indoor celebration organized by Claudia Jones in 1959 to last year’s virtual Notting Hill Carnival, with a focus on Carnival Arts, including Music, Mas, Costumes, Photography and more.     “WCFF’s programme will draw on the artistic and cultural influences of Carnival in Britain, not only in London but across the country, as well as exploring the creative and educat...


Cannes 74 selection will be revealed June 3rd

June 3rd at 11 am paris time, the Cannes 2021 selection will be revealed live on video by Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux streaming live on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Dailymotion.   #Cannes2021 ...


KVIFF launches a new festival’s video platform KVIFF.TV

In addition to KVIFF’s traditional activities, the festival’s organizers also plan to focus on building KVIFF.TV, a platform offering exclusive informational and journalistic content. Over time, we also hope to use KVIFF.TV to present a year-round arts program. KVIFF.TV’s first project will be to present the 16th edition of the Pragueshorts Film Festival, which is planned for 2 to 27 June 2021. Pragueshorts, a traditional sister event of KVIFF that this year will take place ...


55th KVIFF "Here's looking at you kid!" New fun poster revealed

Representative of Karlovarský kraj Petr Kulhánek, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek, Festival president Jiří Bartoška, Executive director Kryštof Mucha, Artistic director Karel Och, spokesperson Uljana Donátová. Graphic Designer of the poster: Aleš Najbrt a Jakub Spurný In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic, the organizers of the Karlovy Vary IFF have decided to m...


BKK DOC returns for a second edition in 2021 and calls for docs entries

An exciting award competition with films from all over the world in front of a truly international jury a mind blowing festival on screens in Bangkok in December 2021 exclusive industry focused webinars screenings and Q&A. BKK DOC 2021 is calling for entries. It’s time to share your “Visions on Asia” with the world. Submit your latest documentary film now (short and long features) SUBMIT USING THIS LINK or copy this address :



2021 Gotham Week Project Market – Audio Series & Originals Extended!

  DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY, MAY 28TH Audio Series & Originals deadline has been extended to May 28th! We’re currently accepting submissions for Audio Series & Originals for the Project Market at the 2021 Gotham Week (September 19-24). The Audio Series & Originals expands upon The Gotham’s core mission of championing and elevating independent storytellers. Audio projects at the Project Market represent a wide-range of for...


Cinema, 7 premieres in competition at the Ischia Film Festival

  Eight countries competing for best film, including a world premiere, an international premiere and 5 Italian premieres in the event in the presence of talent and the public from 26 June to 3 July   Eight countries will compete for the prize for best film at the 19th edition of the Ischia Film Festival to be held in the presence of the public and talent from 26 June to 3 July on the island Covid free . Works in competition fr...



Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, May 24

With no new wide releases opening this weekend, the box office delivered an encore performance of last week's results.  Lionsgate's R-Rated horror-flick Spiral starring Chris Rock maintained its first place standing with $4.55M in ticket sales, and sports a 10-day running cume of $15.8M. UA Releasing's heist thriller The Wrath of Man starring Jason Statham earned $2.9M in its third week, down only 21% from its gross last weekend.  It has a three-week running cume of $18...

Tribeca X Lineup & Finalists: Lupa Systems’ James Murdoch, Google’s Lorraine Twohill, Walmart’s Doug McMillon, Roku’s Anthony Wo

Lorraine Twohill Google CMO  Lupa Systems Founder & CEO James Murdoch and Google CMO Lorraine Twohill to join previously announced headliners, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, Roku CEO Anthony Wood and P&G Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard   ANNOUNCING 2021 TRIBECA X FINALISTS   The 2021 Tribeca Festival™  today announced that Tribeca X, in partnership with Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU), will convene a prominent roster of marketing and entertainment lea...


The Tribeca Festival announced its Closing Night film: the world premiere of a documentary produced by Dave Chappelle

First exclusive images of the  "The untitled Pilot Boy Production documentary", produced by Dave Chappelle and produced and directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (American Factory). : Photo Credit: ©Pilot Boy Productions 2020 Mathieu Bitton The 2021 Tribeca Festival™, presented by AT&T, announced today the World Premiere of its Closing Night film at New York City’s iconic Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, ...


Forum Special Programme: “Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany”

The connections between culture in general, cinema in particular, society and racism are currently the subject of controversial discussion. The Berlinale Forum steps into the debate by presenting the film and discussion series “Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany” an experiment in shared curatorial responsibility that puts a spotlight on a chapter of German film production that has been unfairly neglected.     The Berlinale Forum harbours a ...


Guan Hu's Chinese blockbuster arrives on the big screen of the Far East Film Festival 23 and in Italian cinemas!

24 June/2 July 2021 - Udine, Italy, Visionario & Cinema Centrale THE EIGHT HUNDRED Already a box-office sensation, the war movie will be distributed by NOTORIOUS PICTURES from 25 June, simultaneously with its European premiere in Udine.   ▸ Here’s the trailer:  Shanghai, 1937. Cornered by the relentless advance of the Japanese, the Chinese army despatches a small military unit to defend an arms depot. 800 men in all. 800 men who immediately bring to ...


Opening Night: John Krasinski & JJ Abrams talk A QUIET PLACE 2

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent After the runaway success of A QUIET PLACE from husband and wife team Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, about a post-Apocalyptic family known as the Abbotts who are plagued by arachnid-style monsters, who’d have guessed the next surprise? That would be the critical acclaim for sequel A QUIET PLACE 2, even after Krasinski, spoiler alert, sacrifices himself in the first movie. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: John Krasinski speak...




Emma Stone's Disney CRUELLA is Nut-ella

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent In this Birds of Prey meets Joker revenge tale make-over, Emma Stone peels back the eyelids of one Baroness Von Hellman, a vicious-delicious Emma Thompson, who blasts her mad scheme to incorporate rare pelts. Such is the hand-wave plot sum of CRUELLA, opening from Disney on May 28. But wait, demure Emma Stone cranks up the crazy, sets her scenes to broil with She-devil rage worthy of the finest Disney bad girls.  Yes, Emma Stone goes...


Highland Film Group to Handle Worldwide Rights on Supernatural War Thriller “WARHUNT” with Mickey Rourke

Supernatural War Thriller “WARHUNT” will star Jackson Rathbone, Robert Knepper, and Mickey Rourke.   Highland Film Group is set to handle worldwide sales rights on the completed supernatural war thriller Warhunt. Directed by Mauro Borrelli (The Recall) from a script by Mauro Borrelli and Reggie Keyohara III (The Recall), the film features an all-star cast that has appeared in some of the most successful films and television shows of over recent years. Mickey Rourke (...


Award-winning Filmmaker Eva Lanska to Direct First Documentary, The Abraham Accords Change History: Women in the Middle East

Film features commentary from leading representatives of the region, including Chief Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem for Foreign Relations Economic Development, Diplomat Ruth Wasserman Lande, and others Eva Lanska Filmmaker Eva Lanska, highly decorated with awards and distinctions for her work in the feature and short film drama genre, has directed and produced her ...


Etheria Film Festival’s 2021 Official Short Films Showcase Lineup was announced

  ETHERIA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2021 LINEUP TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON SHUDDER The Walking Dead Showrunner Angela Kang to Receive the 2021 Inspiration Award Etheria Film Festival (’s 2021 Official Short Films Showcase Lineup was announced this morning on! Etheria 2021 which will stream exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, beginning Friday, ...

101 Films International confirms sales of Irish crime thriller Broken Law

    101 Films International, a member of the Amcomri Media Group, confirms sales of Irish crime thriller Broken Law, which has been picked-up by Reel 2 Reel for North America, Phoenicia Pictures in the Middle East, Rialto for New Zealand and HBO for CEE.      From award-winning first-time writer/director Paddy Slattery, this gritty thriller features stand-out lead performances from award-winning actor Tristan Heanue (Cardboard Gangsters, Ciúnas (Silence))...



‘Mother, I am Joseph’ winner of the 4th MENA Film Festival The Hague

Three days of impressive, beautiful, moving and poetic films in the MENA Film Festival 2021 (MENAFF)  and the winners are...   The movie "I am Joseph", directed by "Mohammad Reza Fartousi", a joint production of Iran and Iraq, received the award for the best feature film and the audience award for the best feature film. The distinguished international jury also rewarded several other awards in different categories of short and feature films.   The 4th MEN...


Positivity reigns among the Filipino video industry's top leaders at AVIA's Philippines In View

The Asia Video Industry Association's (AVIA) Philippines In View seminar held on 18th May brought together more than 700 industry delegates to discuss the state of the TV and video industry in the archipelago country with over 7000 islands. Some of the industry luminaries present include Manuel V Pangilinan, Chairman, President and CEO of PLDT, Ernest Cu, President & CEO of Globe and Dennis Anthony Uy, Founder & CEO of Converge ICT Solutions. The seminar opened with a discussi...


Disney and Pixar’s ‘Luca’ is set to Open ICFF 2021

The tenth edition for the Italian Contemporary Film Festival will kick off on June 19th with a red-carpet drive-in Special Screening featuring the new animation from Disney and Pixar. SPECIAL SCREENING - JUNE 19th, 2021 | Ontario Place The ICFF, presented by Lavazza, announces that the tenth edition of the Festival will open with Disney and Pixar’s upcoming original feature film “Luca”, directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”). The...


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Pardo alla carriera to Dante Spinotti

The Italian cinematographer will receive the Festival’s Pardo alla carriera achievement award on Thursday 12 August in Piazza Grande. The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival will feature screenings of a pair of landmark titles that reflect his tireless artistic research on light in film and his creative partnership with Michael Mann: The Insider (1999) and Heat (1995). Spinotti himself will round off the tribute by taking part in a panel conversation with t...


The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced it's Grand Jury and Audience Award winners

We are thrilled to share with your audience/readership that the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)  has announced it's Grand Jury and Audience Award winners for the festival's 19th edition. Following an incredible response to fascinating panels focused on gender inclusion and diversity, alongside an impressive list of films honoring diversity in stories and filmmakers for the festival’s 19th edition, held virtually and geo-blocked to California and In...


Additional Audience Award, the Juries of the Berlinale Documentary Award and the GWFF Best First Feature Award

Summer Special Will Feature the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award   The International Jury already made their Competition award selections in March of this year, and now at the Summer Special (June 9 - 20), the festival audience will have the opportunity to vote on those same 15 films for the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award.   At this year’s festival this audience award will be presented one time only for the Competition section, joining the traditional Pa...


Award-winning Films for a Young Audience as Part of the Berlinale Summer Special

The Berlinale is the only major international film festival that also offers a programme for cinephiles under the age of 18: international cinema at the cutting edge which reflects the realities, fantasies and desires of young people. Furthermore, Generation also lays the solid and sustainable foundation for future cinema audiences: versatile, emotional and differentiated.   The Generation Kplus Children’s Jury (Aaron Julius Marx, Jarik Konstantin Richter, Nola Strunk) and the Gen...

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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...


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


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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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.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest meet the jurors

Meet our 2021 Jurors We're proud to announce our team of jurors for this year's International Competition, UK Competitions and Awards... International Competition Singular films from all over the world, driven by courageous and creative ways of reflecting life and imagining our times.   Our International Competition includes 11 features in total, produced in 14 countries all over the globe. Our International Competition Jury:  Karen Alexander (202...


Andrei Konchalovsky will deliver the keynote address at the international online content market KEY BUYERS EVENT: Digital

PROLIFIC FILMMAKER ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY ANNOUNCED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR KEY BUYERS EVENT   Joining leading international industry experts Avi Armoza, Rob Kenneally, Frank Moiselle, Andy Whittaker and others   Moscow, 27 May 2021:  The international online content market KEY BUYERS EVENT: Digital today announced acclaimed director, screenwriter, and producer Andrei Konchalovsky will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming event organized by ROSKINO with the supp...


European film promotion elects new board of directors

  The 37 member countries of EFP (European Film Promotion) elected a new Board of Directors at yesterday's online General Assembly. The Board is composed of seven members, with their term of office lasting for two years. Three of the members are newly appointed to the board: Eda Koppel, Head of Marketing Estonian Film Institute, Daniela Elstner, Executive Director UniFrance, and Simone Baumann, Managing Director German Films. Returning to the board are Markéta Santrochová...


May 20, the members of the HFPA overwhelmingly approved a new Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct

As we work to fully implement the reforms the HFPA has committed to, we will update the website with all changes as they are adopted. On Thursday, May 20, the members of the HFPA overwhelmingly approved a Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct, setting forth the values, expectations, and standards of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that are essential to achieving our shared mission and goals. Our updated Code is attached and will be publicly available on our site and can b...


Producers on the Move 2021: the five-day online programme comes to a successful close

  The programme of one-to-one meetings, small group talks, a case study and presentations also featured such new elements as publictalks with sales companies, international funds and co-production markets as well as an exclusive meeting with international festival directors. The 20 Producers on the Move had 300 individual meetings with producers and sales companies as well as meetings with funds, co-production markets and festivals. A dedicated online promotion campaign and individual in...


Watch the video: Garden State Film Festival Q&A with the cast and crew of Finding Manny

Garden State Film Festival LIVE - with the cast and crew of Finding Manny       ...

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ..  

La sélection cannoise sera révélée le 3 Juin prochain

  Jeudi 3 juin prochain à 11h, suivez l’annonce de la Sélection officielle du 74e Festival de Cannes par Pierre Lescure et Thierry Frémaux en Live Vidéo sur Twitter, Facebook, YouTube et Dailymotion et partagez l’actualité du Festival avec #Cannes2021 ...

Il y a un an notre ami José María Riba nous quittait, son festival Dífferent! continue au Majestic Passy

  Grand découvreur de talents (dont Alejandro González Iñárritu ou Guillermo del Toro lorsqu’il était délégué général de la Semaine de la Critique à Cannes, parmi tant d'autres), José María Riba a dédié sa vie au cinéma. Nombreux sont les cinéastes, comédiens et comédiennes, professionnels et professionnelles du cin&eacut...


La 24e édition du Festival du Film Francophone d'Albi, LES ŒILLADES, revit cet été !

Les films à découvrir en juin, dont quatre en avant-première ! Suite à la pandémie, la 24e édition des Œillades, Festival du Film Francophone d'Albi n'a pu avoir lieu du 24 au 29 novembre 2020... Mais puisque nous sommes à présent libres de retourner dans les salles obscures, l'Association Ciné Forum, vous propose de rattraper le temps perdu avec une programmation qui va s'étaler de juin &ag...

La SODEC soutiendra huit projets de courts métrages et un projet numérique narratif de format court

  La direction générale du cinéma et de la production télévisuelle de la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) apportera son soutien à huit projets de courts métrages et un projet numérique narratif de format court dans le cadre du programme d’aide à la production (volet 2 — aide sélective à la production de courts métrages et de projets num&eacut...


"Moins est Mieux" une performance "gonflée" de Alexandre Dang aux beaux arts

  Nous vivons dans un monde de plus en plus pratique et d'énormes progrès ont été accomplis dans les domaines de l'économie, de la science et de la technologie, des soins médicaux, de l'aérospatiale, etc.  Des transports rapides et une gamme éblouissante de produits sont les fruits de la révolution industrielle. Dans ce processus, les désirs matériels de l’homme ont été largeme...


Un Festival de Cinéma dans les Vignobles de la Vallée du Rhône: à déguster sans modération

QUELLE BELLE IDEE CINÉ VIGNES : LES VIGNOBLES DE LA VALLEE DU RHONE FONT LEUR CINEMA ET NOTRE GRAND PLAISIR Durant tout l’été, les vignerons et négociants des Vignobles de la Vallée du Rhône ouvrent les portes de leurs domaines le temps de onze soirées inoubliables, au coeur des destinations labellisées Vignobles et Découvertes. C’est avec vue sur les vignes que se tiendront onze séances de ciném...


Le festival Ciné Junior 2021 revient en juin! chic alors

Organisé par l’association Cinéma Public Val-de-Marne et soutenu par le Conseil départemental du Val-de- Marne, la DRAC Île-de- France et la Région Île-de-France, Ciné Junior est devenu depuis 1991, le plus important festival international de cinéma jeunes publics de France et un rendez-vous incontournable d’éducation à l’image.   La 31ème édition  devait avoir lieu du 27 janvier au 9 février 2021 dans plus de 50 lieux du Val-d...

Reims Polar c est parti, à vous de voter

  Le Prix du public soutenu par OCS Votez pour votre film préféré ! Cette année, les 9 longs métrages sélectionnés en compétition concourent pour le Prix du Public soutenu par OCS. Pour voter pour votre film préféré, rendez-vous sur le site internet officiel du Festival à la rubrique “Prix du public”, sélectionnez le film correspondant à votre choix, puis renseignez les informat...


Étienne Daho et La Gale pulseront le FIFF cet été

  Reporté aux dates du 16 au 25 juillet 2021, le Festival International de Films de Fribourg (FIFF) sera placé sous le signe de la musique. Et ce sont deux grandes personnalités du monde musical qui ont accepté de s’emparer des cartes blanches de la 35e édition du FIFF. Étienne Daho, roi de la pop française depuis quatre décennies, dévoilera ses films fétiches et donnera une masterclass ouverte au public. Et Karine...

Les Écrans Documentaires - Appel à films 2021

Le festival ouvre avec enthousiasme les inscriptions pour ses pré-sélections!    Vous pouvez inscrire votre film sur notre site, jusqu'au 30 juillet 2021 :   Prochaine édition du festival Les Écrans Documentaires du 17 au 23 novembre ...

Appel à candidatures du Forum de Namur, atelier d'expertises

Le FIFF Namur et Initiative Film présentent la 16ème édition de l'atelier phare du Festival ! Organisé durant le FIFF sur 4 jours, le Forum permet à des porteur.euse.s de projets de longs métrages de fiction en développement de bénéficier d’expertises, à titre individuel, afin d’évaluer et de renforcer la qualité et la faisabilité de leur projet. En séance pl&...

70 films américains, 5 films français inédits et en avant-première, le festival ouvre une fenêtre sur le cinéma français

011fa840-da1d-969a-968d-c15896768724.jpg   Dès sa création en 1975, le Festival du cinéma américain, par son ancrage à Deauville, affirmait l’idée d’un pont entre les deux nations fondatrices du cinéma ; souffle qui perdure aujourd’hui. La France revêt pour les Américains un caractère particulier et historique, de Lafayette aux plages du débarquement. Soucieux de cette mémoire, le Festival...

Prime Video dévoile le key art et le premier trailer de la nouvelle série française Amazon Original « Mixte »

Amazon Prime Video dévoile aujourd’hui le key art ainsi que le premier trailer de la nouvelle série Amazon Original française Mixte. La série en 8 épisodes sera diffusée en deux temps : les quatre premiers épisodes seront disponibles dès le 14 juin, les quatre derniers épisodes seront quant à eux disponibles sur Prime Video le 21 juin. Mixte sera lancée en exclusivité sur Prime Vi...

25.05.2021 | Editor's blog

Le FASS célèbre en vrai son 30e anniversaire du 29 juillet au 8 août

Le Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur propose pour son 30e anniversaire un programme adaptable qui peut être modifié selon les mesures sanitaires qui seront en vigueur cet été. Il consiste en trois grands piliers distincts qui mettent la danse à l’honneur en présentant des spectacles vivants soit : Face à FASS; une série de spectacles sous le chapiteau, en format intime FASS virtuel; une programmation numérique avec la réalisation de films de dan...

Première utilisation de la Deep Tech Kinetix dans le JT de TF1

Sa solution d'animation 3D assistée par l'I.A testée dans la rubrique "Demain" du 20H Dans le cadre de sa participation à la sixième édition du programme Media Lab de TF1 à Station F, Kinetix, start-up pionnière de l'animation 3D assistée par de l'IA, expérimente sa solution au sein des rédactions du Groupe TF1. Ce dernier souhaite développer l'incorporation d'animations 3D aux cont...


Le festival GABES CINÉMA FEN - 18 au 26 juin 2021, Gabès, Tunisie-

Le festival GABES CINÉMA FEN PROPOSE une programmation alternative  autour de l'image en mouvement sous ses diverses formes. Il réunit le cinéma, l'art vidéo et la réalité virtuelle dans un dialogue sans entraves.  Un festival unique en son genre dans la région MENA.       ...

Rétrospective d'une perspective: les films de Martin Ziegler du 16 au 22 juin au Saint André des Arts :

"Le cinéma n'est pas un film. C'est le lieu pour regarder un film. Un film est une oeuvre. D'un film à l'autre je me suis libéré du dit 'cinéma'." M. Ziegler   "Dès les premiers films de Martin Ziegler j'ai été attirée par leur authenticité. Ce cinéaste atypique, d'un film à l'autre, évolue dans une dimension qui tranche ...

L'Industrie Magnifique du 3 au 13 juin à Strasbourg

Dans 10 jours, 30 œuvres d'Art monumentales s'installent sur 20 places publiques de Strasbourg. Toutes sont le fruit d'une cocréation de plus de 18 mois entre un artiste et une entreprise mécène. Au total, pas moins de 35 entreprises mécènes et plus de 70 artistes ont créé cette exposition grandeur nature. Du 3 au 13 juin, L'Industrie Magnifique livre ainsi sa seconde édition et signe la relance Culture...


Le Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes se poursuit dans les salles dès le 21 mai !

  En mai & juin, le Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes se poursuit dans les salles de cinéma Le Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes se déroule cette année de façon hybride. Après avoir proposé en ligne 30 films et une quinzaine de rencontres vidéo avec les réalisateurs des films en compétition, l’événement renoue avec les salles de cinéma dès le vendredi 21 mai. Le t...

Une expo pour les 25 ANS de DREAMWORKS ANIMATION au chateau de Voltaire

EXPOSITION « HORS LES MURS » AU CHÂTEAU DE VOLTAIRE Ferney-Voltaire 10 juin - 31 août 2021   C'est au cœur du Pays de Gex, à l'initiative de son Office du Tourisme, que l'exposition 25 ans de DreamWorks Animation sera présentée dans le superbe écrin du Château de Voltaire à Ferney-Voltaire dès sa réouverture. Créée par l'équipe du Musée Art L...

Des nouvelles du FIFMA

  FIFMA | 38ème édition | 1-5 décembre 2021 Chantier en cours... L'année 2020 nous a projeté dans une situation de surprise et de stupéfaction face à une crise sanitaire mondiale, mais aussi plus particulièrement dans le coeur de nos métiers dédiés à la culture. En 2021, nous ne pouvons nier que les choses s'installent. Certains festivals auront été annulés pour leur deux...

21.05.2021 | Docs on the Spot's blog

OH MY DOC ! Le nouveau label du documentaire lancé par France Culture

OH MY DOC ! Le label du documentaire lancé par France Culture, La Cinémathèque du documentaire, Les Ecrans, Mediapart et Tënk Les films documentaires, ancrés dans le présent et aux prises avec l'époque, sont des preuves de vitalité de la création et des témoignages précieux de notre temps. Archive, analyse, poésie, distance et plongée dans le réel, le documentaire est une forme cinéma...


Save the Date: Festival Les Ecrans de Chine 2021 11 ème édition début Octobre

Festival européen de documentaires chinois -  à Paris les 1er, 2e et 3e octobre 2021 Paris-Munich-Milano-Roma-Angers L’édition 2021 du festival: la 11e année

Les inscriptions ont ouvertes pour le Cartoon Forum 2021

  Cartoon Forum 2021 arrive maintenant à grands pas. Ayant bon espoir que la situation le permette, nous avons prévu de l'organiser "en réel" à Toulouse (France). Quel plaisir dès à présent de penser que nous aurons enfin l'occasion de nous revoir face à face (dans les conditions sanitaires appropriées bien entendu). Organiser des événements en temps de pandémie est un vé...

Nine Perfect Strangers avec Nicole Kidman et Melissa McCarthy, sera diffusé en exclusivité sur Amazon Prime Video

Nine Perfect Strangers avec Nicole Kidman et Melissa McCarthy, sera diffusé en exclusivité sur Amazon Prime Video dans certains pays et territoires du monde entier Produite par les équipes de Big Little Lies et The Undoing, Nine Perfect Strangers est une série en huit épisodes adaptée du roman éponyme et best-seller du New York Times de l’auteure australienne Liane Moriarty. Elle sera disponible en exclusivité pour les mem...

Amazon Studios greenlight la deuxième saison de la série fantastique The Wheel of Time

Alors que le tournage de la première saison s’achève en République tchèque, Amazon Studios a annoncé le greenlight de la deuxième saison de la série fantastique The Wheel of Time, adaptée des best-sellers de Robert Jordan. Les deux saisons, coproduites par Amazon Studios et Sony Pictures Television, seront exclusivement diffusées sur Amazon Prime Video dans plus de 240 pays et territoires du monde entier.   «...


Le Festival La Rochelle Cinéma (Fema) se tiendra du 25 juin au 4 Juillet

‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌   Photo : First Cow, Kelly Reichardt Chères amies, Chers amis, C'est avec une grande joie que nous vous confirmons aujourd'hui la bonne tenue du prochain Festival La Rochelle Cinéma (Fema) qui aura lieu du 25 juin au 4 juillet prochains. Afin ...


La 24e édition de Valence scénario - Festival international des scénaristes: en présentiel du 8 au 12 juin

Les accréditations professionnelles au MIIE - Marché International de l'Image et de l'Écrit et celles pour les auteurs en voie de professionnalisation à l'Espace Bleus sont ouvertes. Découvrez également les Présidents des jurys 2021.   ...


h364 acquiert Fragments Distribution et se lance en long métrage

Crédit photo : Rolly Assal Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne et Stéphanie Demers sont fiers de s’associer pour faire l’acquisition du catalogue de Fragments Distribution et lancer une nouvelle branche consacrée au long métrage, dirigée de manière bicéphale au sein d’h364.   En plus de poursuivre la mission de Fragments, cette association permettra d’accompagner les cinéastes dans leur passage du cour...


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VIDEO Bruno Chatelin et le CAS MARKETING du lancement de Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes

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



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