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The Tribeca Film Festival Day 10: Frances McDormand, Steven Soderbergh, Bill Duke, Benicio Del Toro...

Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi speak at the 25th Anniversary "Fargo" reunion during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Pier 76 on June 18, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival) Bill Duke, Don Cheadle, Julia Fox, Amy Seimetz, Steven Soderbergh, Jon Hamm and Benicio Del Toro attend the "No Sudden Move" premiere during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Battery Park on June 18, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Image...

The Tribeca Film Festival Day 9/ Megan Rapinoe, Ilana Glazer, Sophia Bush and AWARDS

The ninth day of the Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, featured the jury competition and art award winners, along with standout world premieres, shorts, and documentaries, and the debut of the Queen Collective program.    LFG had its red carpet premiere where director/producer Andrea Nix Fine, director/producer Sean Fine, executive producer Ben Silverman, executive producer Howard Owens, film subject and World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe, producer Abby Greensfelder, CNN Ancho...

The Novice, Brighton 4th, and Ascension Take Top Honors in U.S. Narrative, International Narrative and Documentary Competitions

The 20th annual Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the winning storytellers in its competition categories at this year’s awards ceremony today at Spring Studios. Awards were given in the following competition categories: U.S. Narrative, International Narrative, Documentary; Short Films, Immersive, the Nora Ephron Award, and the first-ever Podcast and Games categories. For the first time ever, Italian eyewear brand, Persol, presented the award to the 2021 Best Actor, ...

The 2021 Tribeca Festival Day 8

Debbie Harry performs onstage at the "Blondie: Vivir En La Habana" premiere during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Battery Park on June 16, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)   Day 8 of Tribeca Festival ended with the iconic punk band Blondie, but not before a full day of engaging talks, a live A.I. music showcase, podcasts, and head-turning premieres. Some of today’s highlights include:   Blondie members Debbie Harry an...

The 2021 Tribeca Festival Day 7

Christopher Stein, director Rob Roth, Debbie Harry and Clem Burke attend the “Tribeca Talks: "Blondie" event during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Spring Studios on June 15, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival) Today, the Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, featured standout discussions, celebrity appearances, powerful world premieres across documentaries, features, and shorts, and an unforgettable fireworks show over Memorial Park. H...

The 2021 Tribeca Festival Day 6

“Christian Slater attends 2021 Tribeca Festival Premiere of ‘Dr. Death’ at Pier 76 on June 14, 2021 in New York City.” (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)    Tribeca Festival continues on into Day 6 with premieres, conversations and more -- including the premiere screenings of Bernstein’s Wall, Do Not Hesitate and Dr. Death, which saw a cast reunion on the red carpet.  Here are some of the highlights:  &...

The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Day 5

Sold out premieres, compelling Tribeca Talks on the topic of podcasts, watching animated shorts curated by Whoopi Goldberg, and celebrating Puerto Rican Day with Rita Moreno are just some of the programming for Day 5 of Tribeca Festival. Here are some of the highlights:   Musician and cultural icon A$AP Rocky attended the premiere of his film STOCKHOLM SYNDROME at The Battery, along with producers Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman and executive producers Tim Lee, Mimi Rode and Osit...

The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Day 4

The fourth day of the 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, was filled with an exciting lineup of world premieres, special talks, shorts, podcasts, and appearances by celebrity favorites! Highlights include:    Legendary chef Wolfgang Puck and acclaimed filmmaker and Tribeca alum David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Chef’s Table) attended the world premiere of their documentary, Wolfgang with supportive friends and family alongside them on the carpet, including Tribeca Exe...

The Tribeca Film Festival Day 3

Day 3 of Tribeca Festival was packed full of fantastic programming including outdoor immersive installations across the city, compelling Tribeca Talks, special appearances by rock legends and A-list stars, and borough-to-borough mobile screenings. See some of the notable highlights below:   The day kicked off with Tribeca Games Spotlight for the first-ever official games lineup featuring creator interviews, appearances by special guests, and exclusive gameplay from the eight official sele...

The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Day 2

The second day of the 20th Tribeca Festival featured films, games, immersive experiences, musical performances, and podcasts. Highlights include:   Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony Award-winner John Legend attended two events at the Festival, including  Storytellers: John Legend and Mike Jackson, a panel with his Get Lifted Film Co. co-lead Mike Jackson at Spring Studios. During the conversation, Legend noted that when it comes to filmmaking, “I bring my sensibility and my taste...I have...

The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Day 1

Jon M. Chu, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal more attend premiere at United Palace Theater   The 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, kicked off its 20th anniversary with the world premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated musical celebration In the Heights.  The film fittingly premiered at the United Palace theater in Washington Heights with scenery from the film...


IFFR closes extended 50th edition

  Anniversary 50th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdamshaped by restrictions, perseverance and innovation has been held 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) closes its 50th anniversary edition. Adapting to the changing circumstances, from 1 to 7 February the festival presented its competition programmes online on From 2 to 6 June IFFR offered a hybrid festival, with premieres, film p...

The Locarno Film Festival puts youth at the heart of its restart

  Locarno becomes ever more of a reference point for a new generation of emerging talents.   © Roberto Gianocca The great restart of the Locarno Film Festival (from 4 to 14 August) also sees the offering for young people come back in full swing, with a range of initiatives for professionals in film, culture and the creative arts. The Locarno Academy will be opening its doors again with its three programs (Filmmaker...

19.06.2021 | Locarno Dailies's blog

Locarno announces the final line-up of 9 projects for Alliance 4 Development 2021

Locarno Pro and its institutional partners have completed the selection process for film projects shortlisted to feature in this year’s European co-development workshop, slated for 6 to 8 August. Monsters, hunters, wild girls, blood, ghosts, villages… Images and moods just waiting to unfold in tales of cultural identity, diversity, female empowerment, environmental sensibility and discovery of the “other”. When? During Alliance 4 Development 2021. Throug...

19.06.2021 | Locarno Dailies's blog



SERET International Hybrid Festival highlights

    SERET INTERNATIONAL UK 2021 June 21 - June 28 ...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog

The 2021 Malibu Film Festival virtual edition streams now through June 30

The 2021 Malibu Film Festival virtual edition streams now through June 30 at   Since 1999, the Malibu Film Festival has been an annual film festival with a focus on emerging artists. The organizers of Malibu Film Festival moved the boutique entertainment industry event to an online platform this year amid the pandemic. Everyone can attend the Malibu Film Festival online to watch and vote on your favorite indy features, shorts and docs from local, nat...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Cinéma Public announces a series of outdoor screenings at Le LIVART

WUHAN WUHAN by Yung Chang  © The Film Collaborative   The Cinéma Public team is thrilled to announce that Le LIVART will welcome a special series of outdoor screenings from June 22 to August 13. Fulfilling its mission to humanize the cinematic experience via crowd-pleasing, stimulating events, this is a natural collaboration with Le LIVART, an arts centre that shares common values, such as facilitating access to arts and culture for the general public and fostering meet...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog

MNFF is back In-Person August 25-29!

  THE MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN PERSON AUGUST 25-29, 2021!! HERE'S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE PROGRAM 5 Days of Screenings Beginning Wednesday, August 25 and running through the Closing Night film on Sunday, August 29.  Over 100 films scheduled. More Screenings Per Day & New Screening Times Wednesday [8/25]: 9a, 1130a, 2p Thursday [8/26]: 9a, 1130a, 2p and 715p Friday [8/27]: 9a, 1130a, 2p and 715p Saturday [8/28]: 9a...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog

The makers & shakers Awards is calling for entries

The makers & shakers Awards is calling for entries from the commercial, TV, feature film, animation and gaming sectors for the second edition of the yearly awards, brought to you by The Location Guide, makers magazine and FOCUS. Entries are open until the 23rd of July 2021 and works completed between the 1st of September 2020 and the 31st of August 2021 are eligible.   The makers & shakers Awards celebrate excellence in global production was launched at BAFTA in December 2019. ...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog


Cannes Festival & Market in Focus Volume 1

Enjoy Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles during the last edition ! Read this online     CATCH UP WITH PREVIOUS MARKET NEWSLETTERS 1 I 2  I 3 I 4 I     Cannes Newsletter 1  CANNES MARCHE DU FILM 2019 Coverage EMAIL US IF YOU NEED HELP PR...

The poster of the 74th Festival de Cannes finally revealed

For the immense impatience to finally find ourselves again in the Cannes setting : the seaside ,the palm trees and the silver screen, just like a blank page, that will welcome the films of the Official Selection… For that curious look he is going to put on the work of his fellow filmmakers who bring us news of the World –  of theirs and surely a little bit of ours too… For this personal view that he has shared with us since his very first feature : sho...

17.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The 17th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is Approaching

  Grossmann 2021 will take place in July in Ljutomer and Ormož (Ormož, July 16-18 / Ljutomer, July 20-24).   Once again, a selection of exquisite genre films from all around the world awaits you at 6 venues in Ljutomer and Ormož. 35 feature films and about the same number of short films will be screened. Six feature films will compete for the Vicious Cat award for best feature. Short films will compete for Slak’s Vicious Cat award for best short film and Me...

17.06.2021 | Grossmann Info's blog

The Cannes 2021 Short Films Competition

This year, the selection committee has viewed 3739 short films. The 2021 Short Films Competition comprises 10 films, from Brazil, Denmark, China, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Portugal and for the first time in Official Selection Kosovo and Macedonia.     Marija APCEVSKA SEVEREN POL (North Pole) Macedonia 15' Samir KARAHODA PA V...

16.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2021 Finalist Shorts

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2021 Finalist Shorts Festival to Feature Online Screenings on July 12 and 13 on It’s A Short, Fourth Annual Global Entertainment Showcase and Special Awards Reception at the Legendary Beverly Hills Hotel Scheduled from July 10-14, 2021, the third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to announce the finalist shorts of the 2021 competition, the announcement was made today by festival...

2021 Ojai Film Festival Goes LIVE!

The Ojai Film Festival will present its 22nd consecutive event celebrating independent films from around the world LIVE in Ojai, CA USA November 5-8, 2021. Last year the Film Festival’s board engaged in a sharp learning curve culminating in the creation of the 2020 Online Virtual Film Festival. Now, after months of studying the projected COVID infection rate data and intense discussions at each meeting, the board decided to plan an in–Ojai, multi-screen event for November 2021. ...


Dune, by Director Denis Villeneuve, to make out-of-competition world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

      Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), will have its out-of-competition world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera (September 1—11, 2021).   Dune, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, is the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction bestseller of the same name. The film will be shown on Friday ...

19.06.2021 | Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice's blog


Top 10 US Week End Box Office starting June 11

  A Quiet Place Part II Distributor - Paramount Weekend -  $11,650,000 Locations - 3,515 Week 3 Total To-Date - $108,990...

14.06.2021 | Screendollars's blog



Israeli-American Actor Danny A. Abeckaser To Star in THE Crime Drama of the Summer - LANSKY

The much-anticipated summer crime drama LANSKY by writer/director Eytan Rockaway is set to hit theatres and digital streaming channels on June 25. The film’s star-studded cast features Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, Danny A. Abeckaser, David James Elliott, Minka Kelly, David Cade, John Magaro, and AnnaSophia Robb, among others. Danny A. Abeckaser |  Photo: Ben Draper The script was inspired by actual conversations that took place between Rockaway’s father, Rob Rockaway and ...



Walk Through the ‘Door in the Woods’ now streaming on Tubi!

Walk Through the ‘Door in the Woods’ now streaming on Tubi!   Summer Hill Films LLC, a U.S. distributor and international sales and licensing company, has announced the AVOD release of the suspenseful thriller, ‘Door in the Woods’ through Wild Eye Releasing. Now available to stream on AVOD on Vudu and Tubi, ‘Door in the Woods’ tells the story of a family who takes on more than they could ever imagine. In this movie, things take a...





Announcing: Official Selection Projects for Frontières Market 2021

FRONTIÈRES MARKET ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTION PROJECTS Frontières returns for the 14th edition of its co-production market (August 3-6) which will take place in a digital form for a second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 situation. Official Selection Projects We are thrilled to announce our complete Official Selection line-up of 20 international genre projects in advanced development & early financing. For the first time...

Launching Red Sea Fund: $10 million to back projects with directors from the Arab World and Africa

  The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation has announced the Red Sea Fund. The $10 million fund will support projects with directors from the Arab World and Africa, launching a new generation of filmmakers and supporting established auteurs as they bring their work from script to screen.   The fund will back more than 100 projects in its first year, creating a game-changing boost for filmmakers from Africa and the Arab world by supporting fiction, documentary and animation feature f...

15.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Rolling into Summer Hill/Wild Eye’s New Release “Death Rink”

Summer Hill Films LLC, a U.S. distributor and international sales and licensing company, has announced the DVD and VOD release of a suspenseful horror, ‘Death Rink’ through Wild Eye Releasing. ‘Death Rink’ tells the tale of a group of coworkers and the night that they were never prepared for. In this thriller, the closing staff of a local roller skating rink find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious figure in their midst. ‘Death Rink&rs...





Discover the Universe in Summer Hill/Wild Eye’s Release “Mindrunner”

Summer Hill Films LLC, a U.S. distributor and international sales and licensing company, has announced the DVD and VOD release of a psychedelic sci-fi, ‘MindRunner’ through Wild Eye Releasing. ‘Mindrunner’ tells the tale of a man willing to sacrifice everything in order to uncover the secrets of the universe.  In this sci-fi, underground scientists who have been pushed out of the main stream by the government are still hard at work discovering the inner workings o...

Liquid Media Group acquires Filmocracy and iGEMStv

Liquid Media Group Ltd is finalizing acquisitions of both Filmocracy and iGEMStv as part of its growing network, pending final due diligence.   Liquid Media Group is a business solutions company for the entertainment world, and its network of partners and acquisitions is quickly becoming an accessible one-stop destination for creatives and IP owners to take an idea, bring it to life, and then ensure its delivery to the biggest possible audience, with the most comprehensive monetization....

14.06.2021 | Bruno's blog

World's First Crypto-Funded Film, The Underground Sistine Chapel, Offers 200 Original NFTs Ahead of 27 June Release

Dynamic documentary retraces the realization of fantastic frescoes conceived by renowned Parisian crypto-artist Pascal Boyart (PBOY) The world's first crypto-funded film, The Underground Sistine Chapel, revolutionizes the entertainment industry by offering 200 NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) ahead of the documentary film's release. The Underground Sistine Chapel follows a diverse and eclectic cast of over 400 personalities to tell the incredible story of a magnificent effort to turn a...

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Winner of the Berlinale Compass-Perspektive-Award

Yana Ugrekhelidze © Daniel Seiffert / Berlinale 2021   The Compass-Perspektive-Award will be presented to the best film from the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme of the Berlinale Summer Special tonight. The Berlinale congratulates Yana Ugrekhelidze on winning the Compass-Perspektive-Award for her film:   Instructions for Survival (Germany) by Yana Ugrekhelidze   Jury statement: Instructions for Survival shakes the viewer’s foundations from the get-go. Fir...

19.06.2021 | Berlin's blog

Brooklyn Film Festival’s 24th Edition: Award Winners

  Seiva Bruta [Under the Heavens] Wins the Grand Chameleon Award Best Narrative Feature – Corral Best Documentary Feature – Life & Life Brooklyn Film Festival’s 24th edition: The Clearing, which was staged both in person at Windmill Studios and online, wrapped up Sunday, June 13th, and has announced the winners of the festival awards. Three groups determined the winners: 1) The external panels of judges, 2) The festival Board of Directors, and 3) the Audience. Thro...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog



AFI World Peace Initiative set to honour Bruno Chatelin in Cannes

UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO WORLD PEACE IS SET TO HOST EVENTS DURING CANNES FILM FESTIVAL FOR 9th YEAR   Media Partner of New Generation In Action's AFI World Peace Initiative & the organizations World Peace & Tolerance Institute is set to host events during Cannes Film Festival in both (Pre-Cannes) event and during Cannes Film Festival both on-line and in person with COVID-19 restrictions followed and set to honour FilmFestivals...

BANFF’s Rockie Awards decided by 150 pros, 142 noms from 37 countries

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One of the most interesting things about Canada? Their National anthem entitled "O Canada" seems to be either missing an "h" - as in 'Oh, Canada' - or proving that they don't care what other countries think. Actually they have *two* National anthems recognized by Canadians, the second being "God Save the Queen." With that piece of trivia, let's move on to one of their more forward-thinking events, ...

16.06.2021 | Quendrith Johnson's blog

Finalists of our partner festival French Riviera Film Festival

Scheduled from July 10-14, 2021, the third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to announce the finalist shorts of the 2021 competition, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.  “While the Festival de Cannes has decided to go on this year, we have opted to hold our festival online again,” adds Goesseringer Muj. “We look forward to returning to Cannes in May 2022...

15.06.2021 | Editor's blog

HÕFF announces its Méliès Competition winners

The Méliès d’Argent is awarded to a short film that is a bold and entertaining - a true celebration of genre cinema - taking us into the world of Basket Case and Eraserhead (in vivid colour!). Hospital Dumpster Divers, directed by Anders Elsrud Hultgreen (Norway), is a love letter to slasher and gore audiences, that lets the viewer experience the full gamut of emotions. The Special Mention for an outstanding lead performance is awarded to Finnegan Oldfield...

13.06.2021 | AwardsWatch's blog

The 2020 Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival Winners!

    2nd Grand Prize: Sleeze Lake: Vanlife at Its Lowest & Best – Nick Nummerdor 1st Prize: The Hole in the Sky – John Akre 3rd Prize: An Apparition – Nagaraju 4th Prize: In These Times – Eric Maierson & Leandro Badalotti 5th Prize: Sad Orangutans Rob a Bank – Grant Raun And The 2020 BAAA Award (The Brainwash Awesome Achievement Award Award): Xstine Cook and the Bum Family (including, of course Lilly Goes to the Dogs!)   See t...

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Your Script Produced Studios: season 3

November 3 – 7, 2022

Early Deadline  September 30, 2021

Discovering and Producing Talented Writers and Filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide!

The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event!

Season 3 SPECIAL EDITION: Accepting the following submissions: Features, Pilots, Shorts AND Documentaries!

THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON SUCCESS! WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AGES, WORLDWIDE! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST submit a parental consent form.


Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.



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New Media Film Festival

June 1 – 2, 2022


January 3, 2022 Pre-Fest Deadline

New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

Judges from HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, BBC, Grammys, PBS & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

Through our boundary pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive. New Media Film Festival® is an infinite catalyst for story and technology. Not just any stories, but the stories worth telling.

All submissions come with perks - one of them is consideration for distribution.
NETFLIX - 1st look deal, documentaries specifically.
AMC-1st look deal, feature length, & series - all types

New - NFT category
New - PITCHING - our Producer Panel & Pitching is now online. Submit your Pitch today!
New - One Page Feedback add on to Script Category
All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Artwork, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers (30 second pitch), SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series, Web Series Promo (one scene)

**Please note, New Media category includes Gaming, Tech Vlog's, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

June 1st Global Online and June 2nd in person at the state of the art theater, The Landmark in Los Angeles CA



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ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour

Documentary by Daisy Gedeon second feature documentary
Australia  june 2021 90 minutes (in post)

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour follows Australian-Lebanese filmmaker Daizy Gedeon’s personal and independent introspection into how her ancestral homeland, the place her family was forced to flee in the 1970s because of the Civil War, has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe. It is a story of awakening in which Daizy is forced to abandon her idealism about Lebanon and face the cold, harsh truth about the country’s dark underbelly which is its most sinister enemy.

Daizy prosecutes the case against the corrupt political class which has reduced a proud people to beg for garbage collection instead of greatness and negotiate potholes rather than peace.

ENOUGH! is the plea and the prayer, the feeling and fierce determination of the 4.5 million Lebanese in Lebanon as well as the 16 million members of the Lebanese diaspora scattered around the world, whose hearts continue to bleed for a homeland they are desperate to return to and so deeply want to believe in...once again.


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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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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin and the previous chat on the 2020 edition !   Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a...



Telluride Film Festival Selects Barry Jenkins as 2021 Guest Director

Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins as its 2021 Guest Director. The celebrated filmmaker is set to select a series of films to present at the 48h Telluride Film Festival running September 2 - 6, 2021.    Festival organizers annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation of the Festival’s program lineup. The Guest Director serves as ...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog

F9's first Universal CityWalk screening goes wild for fans

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Catch Vin Diesel making heart-shaped hands in this wild video from Universal CityWalk, when fans go an advanced look at F(, the latest in the Fast and the Furious franchise. We nicked this clip from our friends at Screenmancer in LA. Go back to the movies, or go home!  F9 | Furiosa From Screenmancer Nobody needs to say anything, except? Just WTF9 to the diehard F9 stans. Tell you what, CityWalk, nice parking job. Show Vin ...

18.06.2021 | Quendrith Johnson's blog

Le Marché du Film 2021: whats s new... a chat with Jérôme Paillard

Bruno Chatelin, co founder, spoke with the Market Director Jérôme Paillard to run through its different new features. With the Online Pre-Cannes Screenings starting June 21 for 5 days of screenings for buyers and festivals only. And new features during the Marché July 6 to 15     ...

The Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes Announces Paramount+, Discovery+ as Exclusive Guests of Meet The Streamers 2021

The Marché du Film – Festivalde Cannes is pleased to announce the third edition of its event dedicated to streaming platforms, strategy and innovation, Meet the Streamers. The growing program will notably welcome ViacomCBS’ Paramount+, Discovery’s discovery+ for two major keynotes, and will be part of the Marché du Film which will run from the 6th to the 15th of July 2021.  Kelly Day - VCNI / Kelly Day - VCNI / Myriam Lopez-Otazu...

The Un Certain Regard Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Mounia Meddour © Olivier Vigerie, Daniel Burman © The mediapro Studio, Andrea Arnold © Rankin, Michael Covino © DR, Elsa Zylberstein © Sylvie Lancrenon President Andrea Arnold Director, screenwriter (United Kingdom) Mounia Meddour Director, screenwriter, producer (Algeria) Elsa Zylberstein Actress (France) Daniel Burman Director, producer, screenwriter (Argentina) Michael Covino Director, producer, actor (United States)  ...

16.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Jury and the Selection for Short Films and the Cinéfondation 2021

Kaouther Ben Hania © DR / Sameh Alaa © Mattbed / Tuva Novotny © Henrik Adamsen / Nicolas Pariser © Victor Mirabel / Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère / Carlos Muguiro © Iñigo Royo The Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to one of the 10 films in Competition, and the three Cinéfondation prizes to the best of the 17 selected films by...

16.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Launch of German company augenschein Filmproduktion’s sales and financing arm headed by Jonathan Saubach

augenschein Filmproduktion, Germany’s independent film production company, has expanded its core operations with the launch of augenschein Sales, an in-house worldwide sales and financing arm headed by well-respected executive Jonathan Saubach. The new division will focus on combining the financing for the company’s production slate through access to equity, market pre-sales and film funds. This convergence of production, financing and sales under one roof will allow augenschein to...

Big Hearted Celebrities Paint Eco-Totes to Help Children from Kibera Slum Go to School

  Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Halle Berry, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Paris Jackson, Usher, Lionel Richie, Eddie Murphy, Evan Ross, Maggie Q, Raquel Bitton, Chrome Hearts and more, come together with art and fashion for fundraiser auction to benefit the Chema Vision Children’s Center in Nairobi, Kenya    See link for Celebrity Pictures   West Hollywood, CA – June 14, 2021: LA’s art and luxury fashion retailer to the stars, Churc...

14.06.2021 | Bruno's blog

Aaron Herps steps up as General Manager of AVIA's Coalition Against Piracy

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has appointed Aaron Herps as the General Manager of its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), following the departure of Neil Gane, who leaves AVIA to take up a position with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. Herps joined AVIA in 2019 as the Operations Manager for CAP, working alongside Gane on all CAP initiatives from government outreach to criminal investigations and associated enforcement actions against syndicates and streaming websit...

Edouard Waintrop set to join the Red Sea Film Festival as Artistic Director

Edouard Waintrop former Directors' Fortnight chief (2012-2018) has been announced to join the Red Sea Film Festival. The inaugural edition has been postponed to November 11-20. Photo Bruno Chatelin ...

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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 ..   

Les Pre-Cannes Screenings débutent la semaine prochaine

Jérôme Paillard Photo Bruno Chatelin   Alors que la préparation pour le Marché du Film à Cannes (6-15 Juillet 2021) avance à grand pas, les Pre-Cannes Screenings qui commencent le 21 Juin font le plein. 2500 acheteurs et programmateurs de festivals vont se retrouver en ligne pour découvrir plus de 700 films du monde entier. La diversité est en effet à l’honneur, ces films viennent de 85 pays et les genres sont &ea...

MALABAR, Prix du Public et Grand Prix du Jury 2021 du festival du court métrage de Maisons Laffitte et Marly le Roi

Bravo à Maximilian Badier-Rosenthal, réalisateur de MALABAR, Prix du Public lors de la première soirée et Grand Prix du Jury 2021!! Rendez vous en 2022 pour la 3ème Edition du festival du Court métrage de Maisons-Laffitte/Marly le Roi. ...

14.06.2021 | Bruno's blog

Le nouveau conseil de l'Académie des Lumières: Lisa Nesselson, reconduite à la présidence

  La journaliste américaine Lisa Nesselson (Screen International, UK) a été réélue présidente de l’Académie des Lumières de la presse internationale qui regroupe 110 correspondants représentant des médias d’une trentaine de pays. Lisa Nesselson sera à la tête d’un nouveau Conseil : Lisa Nesselson (Screen International, UK), présidente Min Liu (Sina et Movie World, Chine), ...

14.06.2021 | Bruno's blog

FIDMarseille / Grand Prix d'Honneur 2021

            Nous sommes très heureux d'annoncer qu'Apichatpong Weerasethakul, l'un des plus grands cinéastes contemporains, sera le Grand Prix d'Honneur de la 32ème édition du FIDMarseille. Le FIDMarseille propose une rétrospective de ses ...

13.06.2021 | AwardsWatch's blog

Le palmarès de la 4 e édition de NewImages Festival dévoilé !

Organisé par le Forum des images, NewImages Festival dévoile ce vendredi 11 juin le palmarès de sa 4 e édition ! Jusqu’à ce dimanche 13 juin, au cœur de Paris et en ligne, l’événement célèbre la création immersive dans toutes ses incarnations ! Le palmarès de NewImages Festival comporte cette année six prix, qui récompensent l’incroyable dynamisme d’une création qui, ...

13.06.2021 | AwardsWatch's blog

Marisa Paredes a reçu le Prix d’honneur du Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes

    L'actrice Marisa Paredes a reçu hier soir le Prix d’honneur du Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes, des mains du réalisateur Am...

13.06.2021 | AwardsWatch's blog


Onoda - 10 000 nuits dans la jungle d’Arthur Harari en ouverture d’Un Certain Regard

Pour son deuxième long métrage et son arrivée en Sélection officielle, Arthur Harari ouvrira la section Un Certain Regard avec Onoda - 10 000 nuits dans la jungle.     © bathysphere Tournée en japonais, cette coproduction internationale raconte l’histoire du sold...

18.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

L'affiche du 74e Festival de Cannes est révélée avec Spike Lee en guest star

Parce que l’impatience est immense de retrouver enfin le décor cannois : le bord de mer, les palmiers et l’écran noir qui accueillera en page blanche les films de la Sélection officielle, Parce que ce regard curieux qu’il va poser sur le travail de ses collègues cinéastes qui viennent apporter des nouvelles du monde, de leur monde et forcément un peu du nôtre, Parce que ce regard personnel qu’il no...

17.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Ava Cahen prend la succession de Charles Tesson au poste de Déléguée générale de la Semaine de la Critique

  © Aurélie Lamachère   Ava Cahen fonde le magazine CLAP en 2014 puis FrenchMania en 2017, parallèlement au Woody Club qu’elle a créé en 2016. Elle est chroniqueuse à la télévision pour « Le Cercle » sur Canal+ depuis 2014 et à la radio sur France Inter dans « Une heure en séries » depuis 2019. Elle a publié plusieurs ouv...

16.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Cannes: la Compétition des courts métrages

Cette année, le comité de sélection a vu 3739 courts métrages. La Compétition des courts métrages 2021 est composée de 10 films issus des pays suivants : Brésil, Danemark, Chine, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Portugal, et pour la première fois en Sélection officielle le Kosovo et la Macédoine.   Marija APCEVSKA SEVEREN POL (PÔLE NORD) ...

15.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Le Jury de la compétition des Courts Métrages et de la Cinéfondation 2021

Kaouther Ben Hania © DR / Sameh Alaa © Mattbed / Tuva Novotny © Henrik Adamsen / Nicolas Pariser © Victor Mirabel / Alice Winocour © Aurélie Lamachère / Carlos Muguiro © Iñigo Royo   Le Jury des Courts Métrages et du concours des films d’écoles de la Cinéfondation aura pour mission d’attribuer la Palme d’or du court métrage parmi les 10 films sélectionnés en Co...

15.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Le Festival Chéries Chéris revient pour sa 26ème édition du 29 juin au 6 juillet 2021 !

      La programmation complète de Chéries-Chéris, Festival du Film LGBTQI&+++ de Paris, qui se déroulera exceptionnellement cette année du 29 juin au 6 juillet, est à présent...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Festival Phare - Les temps forts

  PHARE • 6ème édition Festival dédié au court métrage 27 au 30 juillet 2021 Théâtre antique d’Arles Eden Cinéma Fontvieille Au cœur de l’été, le Festival Phare œuvre à la diffusion et au rayonnement de courts métrages venus du monde entier. Il prend place dans l'un des plus beaux monuments de la ville d'Arles, l...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Le FIFOG sous le signe de l espoir

Le Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève est de retour ! C’est dans un contexte de crise sanitaire causée par la Covid -19 que le FIFOG, contre vents et marées, opte pour la célébration de l’Espoir à travers un collier de films qui vient rappeler avec Nelson Mandela que « l’Espoir est une arme formidable même quand tout le reste est perdu. » Ainsi, le festiva...

19.06.2021 | Editor's blog

La sélection cannoise révélée à l'UGC Normandie! Le monde se remet à tourner dans le bon sens

Jeudi 3 juin à 11h, Pierre Lescure et Thierry Frémaux ont présenté la Sélection officielle de la 74e édition du Festival de Cannes à l'UGC Normandie à Paris. Découvrez la liste des longs métrages sélectionnés en Compétition, à Un Certain Regard, Hors Compétition, en Séances de Minuit, à Cannes Premières, en Séances Spéciales et la présentation ...

Les Off de Cannes au Palais Massier: la promesse d'une Garden Party festive



09.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

On vous en dit plus sur le jury du festival du court-métrage de Maisons-Laffitte et Marly-le-Roi

Le festival du court-métrage de Maisons-Laffitte et Marly-le-Roi revient pour une seconde édition avec un beau jury professionnel!   Quelle meilleure façon de célébrer la réouverture des salles obscures qu’un festival de cinéma ? Initialement prévu au mois de mars, le festival a du patienter jusqu’à aujourd’hui car il nous tenait à coeur que le public puisse rencontrer ...

Quand l'Art rencontre l'Industrie .

L'Industrie Magnifique s'expose pour la seconde édition à Strasbourg, jusqu'au 13 juin. Une galerie d'art à ciel ouvert qui réunit 30 œuvres d'art monumentale, réparties sur 20 places publiques pendant 10 jours.   LIM2021 en images : Crédit Photos : LIM2021©Christoph de Barry / Hans Lucas  ...

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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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