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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin !   Facts and figures on the 2021 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...

Interview with Writer Producer Christina Rose at 74th Cannes Film Festival

By Vanessa McMahon. CEO of Production Company Mirror Water Entertainment, Christina Rose co-founded the company with her brother Michael. She is an American-German director, producer, and screenwriter and plays an active role in the new "Hollyworld Movement", bringing international entertainment to the world. She has worked in North America, Europe, Africa (the famous Atlas Studios in Ouarzarzate), and Asia. Prior to starting her own company, Christina worked for Arad Productions (The Amazing Spide...

Interview with "TNC" (2020) Director Bobby Huntley at the 74th Cannes Film Festival

By Vanessa McMahon. (Photography by @jlufair) Award-winning Editor, Writer, Director, Producer Bobby Huntley has been making films since the age of ten. Having always known he wanted to be a filmmaker he went to film school to become a professional. He has since written, directed, edited and produced over a dozen films which are character driven dealing with individuals at odds with society at large with aesthetics influenced by music, classic genres and playful perspectives that make him a unique...

Interview with Producer Jon Gosier at the 74th Cannes Film Festival

By Vanessa McMahon.  Producer Jon Gosier SCAD alumni American producer and entertainment industry professional Jon Gosier’s finance background began in venture capital and Tech, having built data focused software companies. Having started in the entertainment industry after college in music engineering and post audio working with Tyler Perry, he later went into the venture capital space but now finds himself coming full circle back into film through film finance. During his successful business ven...

Interview with Producer James P. Axiotis at the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

By Vanessa McMahon. Producer James P. Axiotis  Born in Athens, Greece, producer James P. Axiotis was adopted at a young age and raised in Southern California. A multi-range producer of feature films, shorts, original TV content, TV series and Post-Production, James serves on the National Board of Directors at the PGA (Producers Guild of America) and is also a member of The Producers Guild of Europe, The Television Academy and American Film Institute. James also spends his time as a volunteer to the Chil...

Interview with Writer/Director Eva Lanska at 74th Cannes Film Festival

By Vanessa McMahon. London-based director and screenwriter Eva Lanska has directed multiple award-winning films which focus on subjects of individual adversity in situations of societal issues at large. A selection of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, Lanska’s film “Little French Fish” (2020) faces the issue of an interracial marriage of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim man. Her previous picture “Okay, Mum” (2018) about domestic violence in the h...

Interview with Musician, Actor, Director Riker Lynch at 74th Cannes Film Festival

By Vanessa McMahon. Riker Lynch with Bruno Chatelin at 74th Cannes Film Festival. 
A resident of LA since 2007, multi-talented artist Riker Anthony Lynch is a musician, actor and director. In 2009, Riker and his siblings started the pop/rock band R5 for which Riker played bass and sang vocals. R5 toured five continents and played over 300 live performances, catapulting them into international renown. Riker’s acting career took off when he appeared in the TV show “Glee” in 2010. In...

Interview with Filmmaker Bertrand Normand at 74th Cannes Film Festival

By Vanessa McMahon. Award-winning French director and producer Bertrand Normand is a graduate of Canada’s Vancouver Film School. In 2016, Normand founded the production company Les Films du Jour Prochain, which has produced the short films "The Taste of Ginger", by Jean-Robert Thomann and "Iskra", by Adrian Replanski, both of which won awards at the 2021 French Riviera Film Festival. His short film, "The Photographer", has participated in more than seventy festivals i...

Bruno Chatelin Honoured with UN Supported Organization @Cannes Film Festival

  Bruno Chatelin, back home with his lifetime achievement award 9th Annual AFI World Peace Initiative honours "Bruno Chatelin" @Cannes Film Festival alongside the “Embrace Award” given to Two Time Oscar Nominee Barry Alexander Brown whilst Student Oscars Committee congratulates Founder working year-round for peace through film. Founder HRH Princess Angelique A. Monet    Manuel de Collas LaRoche, Lorenzo Giovnelli, Michela Scolari Stephen Mao, Pr...  


BEYOND BORDERS IN ACTION with live coverage 

Bruno Chatelin will attend Beyond Border Festival as jury

Totally ready to watch films, ready to cover the festival ambiance and ready to shoot video and drone footage from the beautiful Castelorrizo Island. STAY TUNED and watch our coverage here, on instagram and facebook !     ...

Greek and World Premieres at the 6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo island (August 22-29)

A celebration of cinema and culture will be set up for the 6th consecutive year on the idyllic island of Castellorizo, Greece. The 6th "Beyond Borders" International Documentary Festival which takes place under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou is to be held from August 22nd to August 29th and will make Castellorizo, the Aegean Island where Documentary film meets History & Culture once again. The following documentary film...


Opening Ceremony of the 6th International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo:

Opening Ceremony of the 6th International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo: Dedicated to Greece’s Bicentennia (August 22, 2021)   The 6th edition of Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo promises to offer a brilliant opening ceremony to its spectators, not only because the event is under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou but also because it will put a strong emphasis on Greece&rsquo...


A guide to Parallel Events of the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival 2021

  A richl cultural program during the 6th edition of Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo   Photographic and sculpture exhibitions, music concerts and educational courses for the children will once again frame Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo, which will be held on the idyllic island from August 22nd-29th, 2021.   Throughout the festival, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the exhibition of th...

Pitching Lab at Beyond Borders Festival : The Final 20 entries

Project Selection Suggestions   Proposed order of pitching days   Day 1 Women of the Arab Spring Greek Female Photographers – An Unknown Saga GO & SEE Stories of a lie Carlito (or How I Became a Dog Abuser)   Day 2 Sonaturi Sound System Movements of the Spirit-Mind End of season The Kilit The big top of AMAR   Day 3 A century of resistance My Grandmother's Sister Through the f...


6th “Beyond Borders” Doc Fest “of Castellorizo island: The Aegean Island where Documentary film meets History & Culture

6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo island     A celebration of cinema and culture will be set up for the 6th consecutive year on the idyllic island of Castellorizo, Greece. The 6th "Beyond Borders" International Documentary Festival which takes place under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou is to be held from August 22nd to August 29th and will ...


Documentaries in competition at the 6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo (22-29/8/2021)

A total of 27 documentaries (11 feature films, 5 medium-length films and 11 short films) from 15 countries will be competing at the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo. Once again the official selection includes compelling films from around the world. Please, find below a summary and a trailer of all the films in competition:   Short Films in competition: The Method: Captured / Greece, 2017, 13’ Directed by: Haris Gioulatos One night in Octo...


Beyond Borders - Special Event: Grand débat on Europe

The Beyond Border Documentary Festival is situated at the Crossroads of History and Cinema, of a scientific, academic activity and an artistic way of representing the world, its events, its people and its evolutions. For History, the search for the truth, for the « real thing » is at the center of attention. Starting from the reality, its representations and manifestations, the historical approach aims to understand the ins and outs, tries to extract one or several meanings, att...


The Competition Section and Panorama of the 6th Beyond Borders Documentary Festival, Castellorizo

A total of 27 documentaries will be participating at the Competition Section from 17 different countries and 16 more documentary films will be screened at the Panorama section of the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, which will be held (August 22rd-29th, 2021) in Castellorizo island, Greece. Once again, the screenings include a collection of compelling films dealing with historical, cross-cultural events, trends and personalities that have shaped our countries, peoples an...

The Honorary Partners of the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, Castellorizo island

The 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, Castellorizo island will run August 22-29.    For its 6th consecutive edition, the International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo, Beyond Borders continues its collaboration with highly respected Greek and foreign institutions which contribute to the evolution and promotion of documentaries and culture around the world. The Institute of Documentary Film (Prague) is this year’s Academic Partner of Honour.&nbs...

The Preselection Committee of the 6th Beyond Borders 2021

BEYOND BORDERS International Documentary Film Festival Castellorizo island, Greece, August 22nd – 29th 2021 «Castellorizo-The Aegean island where documentaries meet History & Culture»       The preselection committee of the 6th edition of «Beyond Borders» International Documentary Film Festival of Castellorizo island, Greece, this year is made up of disting...

Beyond Borders Doc Fest : the vision

The Hellenic History Foundation ((ΙD.IS.ME.) the organizer and the instigator of the International Documentary Festival «Beyond Borders» was founded in 2008 by a team of young historians and researchers (former collaborators of Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive) with the aim of preserving, documenting and disseminating contemporary history. With more than 45,000 members across the country, the Hellenic History Foundation is trying hard to increase awareness on...


The Locarno Film Festival wrapped up its 74th edition

Saturday 14 August, brought the 74th Locarno Film Festival to a close with the final awards ceremony. The 2021 edition, the first held under new Artistic Director Giona A. Nazzaro, marks a major restart for the Festival. Last night in Piazza Grande also saw the announcement of the Variety Piazza Grande Award for ROSE by Aurélie Saada and the Prix du Public UBS for HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky. The evening’s extra surprise came from John Landis, who handed the Lif...


The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival award winners announced

The 2021 edition, the first under the artistic direction of Giona A. Nazzaro, ended successfully and awarded the Pardo d’oro to SEPERTI DENDAM, RINDU HARUS DIBAYAR TUNTAS (Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash) by Edwin. Furthermore, to end the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival with a surprise, tonight on the Piazza Grande the great master Dario Argento will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work and his surprising acting in VORTEX by Gaspar Noé. ...


The Locarno Industry Academy arrives in Asia in partnership with NFDC Film Bazaar

  Locarno Pro, the area of the Locarno Film Festival dedicated to film industry professionals, is pleased to announce the partnership between the South Asia - Locarno Industry Academy and  NFDC Film Bazaar, to be held online from 20 to 25 November 2021. A new edition of this training project - for the first time in the Asian continent – is intended to expand the network of young talents in the sector created in recent years by the Festival.   The Locarno Industry A...



Venice Film Festival_Three Special Screenings complete the Line-up of the 78th Venice Film Festival

Three Special Screenings complete the line-up of the 78th Venice Film Festival: Ricostruire insieme – Biennale Architettura 2021 by Graziano Conversano and Ges – 2 by Nastia Korkia (documentaries about Architecture) and Pietro il grande by Antonello Sarno, a tribute to photojournalist Pietro Coccia   Three Special Screenings are added to and complete the line-up of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia, ...


SPECIAL SCREENING of Inferno rosso. Joe D’Amato sulla via dell’eccesso by Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin

Inferno rosso. Joe D’Amato sulla via dell’eccesso by Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin, presented by Nicolas Winding Refn, a new addition to the Special Screenings of the 78th Venice Film Festival   Inferno rosso. Joe D’Amato sulla via dell’eccesso, a documentary by Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin, presented by Nicolas Winding Refn, about filmmaker Aristide Massaccesi known as Joe D’Amato, joins the line-up of Special Screenings at the 78th...


A Tribute to director Citto Maselli by La Biennale di Venezia

A Tribute to director Citto Maselli by La Biennale di Venezia together with the Giornate degli Autori and the Venice International Film Critics’ Week / Monday September 6th Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema), 2 pm   La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce, together with the Giornate degli Autori and the Venice International Film Critics’ Week, a Tribute to director Citto Maselli, the pseudonym of Francesco Maselli, an auteur who has graced many years in Italian cin...


Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore 'A Portrait of Ennio Morricone', Out of Competition in Venice

    La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce that the line-up of the 78th Venice International Film Festival 2021 will include, Out of Competition, Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore, a comprehensive portrait of Ennio Morricone, well-known and beloved all over the world, among the most influential and prolific musicians of the twentieth century, the winner of two Academy Awards® and composer of over 500 unforgettable movie soundtracks.   The documentary tells his story in ...


Ridley Scott awarded in Venice with the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker 2021 prize

Ridley Scott's new film The Last Duel to be presented Out of Competition   La Biennale di Venezia and Cartier are pleased to announce that the legendary British director and producer Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien) is the recipient of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 - 11, 2021), dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry. &nbs...


Production Designer Marcus Rowland announced as the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award

Marcus Rowland created the sets for Last Night in Soho by Edgar Wright, to be presented Out of Competition, will be honored at the 78th Venice International Film Festival   La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that the production designer Marcus Rowland (Last Night in Soho, Rocketman, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 - 11, 2...


The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Reveals Their Final Festival Wave!

  The Disturbing Hit of Sundance “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” and Panels on Transhumanism & Filmmaking in 2020 Highlight the Final Wave of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Already announcing over 80 features and short films, the 12th annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is overjoyed to announce their “Opening Night” feature, the genre bending We’re All Going to the World’s Fair written and directed by Jane...

20.08.2021 | Horror Calling's blog

Miami Film Festival sets Miami GEMS dates to November 4-7, 2021.

MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF VARIETY PARTNERSHIP    Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival has announced that it will extend its multi-year partnership with Variety for its 39th edition (March 4-13, 2022). The Festival will partner with Variety’s Streaming Room on an International Feature Film Nominees Roundtable scheduled for next year before final voting begins on March 17, 2022. The five directors that receive Oscar nominations for the Internation...

20.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Catalina Film Festival 2021 returns in person this september

  LAUNCHING IN LONG BEACH SEPT 17-19 & SAILING TO CATALINA ISLAND SEPT 24-26 Online Festival screens over 200 films and film experiences virtually from September 17-26th   Catalina Film Festival 2021, presented by blk., is an annual celebration of film in Southern California with coastal screenings and live events spanning Long Beach to Catalina Island. Catalina Film Festival will be featuring 200+ films, industry panels, spotlight interviews, award tributes and parties...

20.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Quality and quirky movie experiences on offer at Eastleigh Film Festival

Eastleigh Film Festival is back for 2021, bringing a full week’s schedule of screenings to unique and unusual locations across the Borough. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 13th August for the festival line-up from Monday 13th – Saturday 18th September. Following last year’s drive-in cinema at Itchen Valley Country Park, the festival heads into the dark, dark woods for immersive scary screenings of A Quiet Place 2 and The Descent. Bring your own blanket, chair and torch &n...

20.08.2021 | Editor's blog

A guide to Parallel Events of the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival 2021

  A richl cultural program during the 6th edition of Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo   Photographic and sculpture exhibitions, music concerts and educational courses for the children will once again frame Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo, which will be held on the idyllic island from August 22nd-29th, 2021.   Throughout the festival, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the exhibition of th...

19.08.2021 | Beyond Borders's blog

IFFI 52, 02: Entries close on 31 August

IFFI 52, 02: Entries close on 31 August There is still time to enter your films for the 52nd International Film Festival of India, which will be held in a hybrid format during November 20-28, 2021, in Panaji, Goa, Western India. The last date for submission of Online Application is 31st August, 2021. International entries are accepted if they conform to the following rules: NOTE: Classroom and advertising films are not eligible for participation in any section. NOTE: Final screening ma...

19.08.2021 | Siraj Syed's blog



MAMI: Priyanka Chopra Jonas new Chairperson, Festival in March 2022, No international competition

MAMI: Priyanka Chopra Jonas new Chairperson, Festival in March 2022, No international competition Mumbai Academy of Moving Image has unveiled plans for 2021-22. The blueprint for the next film festival will feature new leadership and a new creative vision that is attuned to the radical changes the world has witnessed in the last two years. Taking over the reins as Chairperson is actor, producer and author Priyanka Chopra Jonas. She was unanimously nominated by MAMI’s Board of Trustees, ...

18.08.2021 | Siraj Syed's blog

IFFI 52, 01: It’s happening

IFFI 52, 01: It’s happening The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is one of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest international film festivals. The 52nd edition of IFFI will be held during 20-28 November, in a hybrid format, considering the success of the 51st edition, in January 2021. The Festival is being organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Go...

18.08.2021 | Siraj Syed's blog

Upcoming: Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

  We are delighted to share another cultural gem in Sonoma, the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival. In its fourth year, the acclaimed and intimate festival takes place at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, August 27-29th. Launched in 2018, the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is a curated, three-day event that strives to accomplish three important goals: Stimulate the minds and nourishing the souls of readers” by bringing people together to ...

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

NIGHTSTREAM Submissions End Tuesday! RECON Next Weekend

  FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE TUESDAY! SEND US YOUR FEATURES AND SHORT FILMS Pass Prices To NIGHTSTREAM Increase September 1st. Grab Earlybird Badges While You Can. Proceeds from all pass sales will be shared with the National Alliance To End Homelessness, climate change advocacy group the Sunrise Movement, the artists showcased, and the four presenting festivals. The full lineup of films, panels, guests and special events will be announced mid-September....

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Namaste Thailand Film Festival Goes Digital, starting this week

Namaste Thailand Film Festival Goes Digital in 2021; To Present 10 Curated Films from 20-22 Aug   •           Viewers can enjoy the films round-the-clock on the online platform Festival Scope. •           Each of the selected films has 1,000 entries and will be screened in Thai with English subtitles. •           Viewers can...

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Films in progress 40 Lima will present six films from Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Uruguay and Peru

  français español The 40th edition will be held online from August 23rd to August 28th, 2021, as part of Films in Progress - Lima, a joint event of Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse and the Lima Film ...

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Bordeaux Festival Musical Écran 2021 program announced

Musical Écran Festival is fast approaching and it's time to unveil what is behind this new edition with the trailer of this 7th edition! Keep your eyes and ears wide open ! The trailer for the 7th edition of Musical Écran, International Music Documentary Festival is here. We await you for this great celebration of music and cinema from September 5th to 12th in Bordeaux. An eight-day long event to discover artists (Laurent Garnier, Dinosaur Jr, Max Richter..), music...

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

The Japanese Film Festival in Australia returns to the cinema for its 25th year from 28 October to 5 December

THE JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO CINEMAS IN 2021 The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) in Australia makes a grand return to the cinema for its 25th year from 28 October to 5 December, with a national tour in Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Screening at the new venue of Palace Cinemas in each city, the 2021 Festival program will feature an expertly curated selection of films, from the hottest newly-released feature titles alongside action, anime, drama, document...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Festival Stop Motion Montréal announces its 13th edition!

The Festival is proud to unveil the poster of this upcoming edition, created by master of modelling clay Gianluca Maruotti, an Italian stop-motion artist. Festival Stop Motion Montréal, the first festival in the world devoted to stop-motion animation, will return for a 13th edition that will take place almost entirely online from September 10-19, 2021. The 2021 programming will be accessible worldwide via the Cinéma Public website, a Montr...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Reveals Its Second Wave of Dynamic Program

  After the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival announced their first wave of globally acclaimed and thought-provoking projects from North America, Europe, Australia, and Kuwait including ten short films and the debut feature An Ideal Host from Filmmaker and Visual FX Artist Robert Woods, Horrible Imaginings (#HiFilmFest) reveals the second wave of their 2021 festival lineup including five more genre bending features such as the mind melting, sci-fi thriller Trans, Gia Elliott&rsq...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

SCAD Savannah Film Festival will return in-person and virtually Saturday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021

  Now entering its 24th year, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival will return in-person and virtually Saturday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.   Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the annual festival is filled with cinematic creativity from award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year, more than 63,000 people attend the eight-day festival. The SCAD Savannah Film Festival kicks off with a gala opening night screening and recept...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Quality and quirky movie experiences on offer at Eastleigh Film Festival

Eastleigh Film Festival is back for 2021, bringing a full week’s schedule of screenings to unique and unusual locations across the Borough. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 13th August for the festival line-up from Monday 13th – Saturday 18th September. Following last year’s drive-in cinema at Itchen Valley Country Park, the festival heads into the dark, dark woods for immersive scary screenings of A Quiet Place 2 and The Descent. Bring your own blanket, chair and torch &n...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

MBff-3: Mobile Blockbuster film festival, new season

MBff: Mobile Blockbuster film festival calls for entries. RULES & CONDITIONS 01. Participants should be persons over 18 years of age. That is all we ask. We do not want to limit participants by their income, race, ethnicity, gender or anything else. 02. Topic of movies: ‘Spirit of Freedom’. The plot, genre and form of expression within the participation are not limited. 03. Applications submission period: September 1-30, 2021 (inclusive). 04. Participation in the Fes...



CineFAM Film Festival to Announce its 5th annual lineup of Films and panel discussion on August 31!

“Bold, original film stories by women and non-binary creators of colour.”  with  CineFAM FILM FESTIVAL                                                               &nb...

16.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Elba Film Festival 2021 is just around the corner!

  We believe in the power of films to change hearts and minds. Our Next Festival Edition is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to welcome you on one of Italy’s most beautiful islands and celebrate the love for independent film with you! Here is a sneak peek into some of this year’s official selections…      ...

16.08.2021 | Editor's blog


Call For Entries- IndieFEST- Deadline October 15, 2021

Now is its 13the year, The IndieFEST Film Awards announces its Call for Entries for flimmakers, television producers and videographers.   Submit directly at   Deadline is October 15, 2021 The IndieFEST Film Awards are unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival...

13.08.2021 | Indie Fest's blog

Europe Film Festival U.K.

Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) is a reputable monthly competition and annual online film festival based in one of the elegant cities in the world, London in 2020-2021.   Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) is an IMDb eligible festival.   The festival will be done periodically, every 45 days, it has a loop.   Website: Submission:   AWARDS - FEATU...

Tribeca Festival Announces 2022 Dates

The 21st Edition of The Tribeca Festival to Take Place June 8-19, 2022   Submissions Open September 20, 2021 for All Categories   “We loved kicking off summer 2021 and were so proud to lead the re-opening of New York by bringing film and entertainment to communities in all five boroughs,” said Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Enterprises and the Tribeca Festival Co-Founder & CEO. “Reflecting on where we are in this particular moment, we believe a combination of an ind...

Sundance celebrating 40 years of fiercely independent artists

To the Sundance community — In the summer of 1981, Robert Redford founded Sundance Institute to foster independence, creativity, and emerging talent. As he later reflected: “For me, Sundance Institute is an extension of something I believed in, which is creating a mechanism for new voices to have a place to develop and be heard.” This summer marks the 40th anniversary since our very first summer lab, where a cohort of 16 filmmakers came together in Utah to develop...

08.08.2021 | Sundance's blog

Highlights from APOX film festival 2021

The year has started bed with COVID 19, but fortunately, now we have the vaccination, and everything is starting to come in place. So we started slow, we can say, and run on time by time, to finally finalize our film festival, which we will have this year from 28.09-05.10.   And what have we prepared for you?   So this year we had chosen from excellent 250 movies that registered throughout filmfreeway, movibeta, festhome, and other platforms. Because this year we will be in o...

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New-style Golden Calf acting awards at the 41st edition of the Netherlands Film Festival

The Golden Calves, the most important film awards in the Netherlands, are getting an update. From this year’s edition of the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF), there will be a single award for both Best Leading Role and Best Supporting Role, rather than separate awards for actors and actresses. Five performances will be nominated for each award. Equally, the Drama Series category will now have one Golden Calf for Best Leading Role and one for Best Supporting Role. There will also be a ne...

20.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Nomadland by Chloé Zhao will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2021 for the Best Film of the Year

    Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao, has obtained the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2021 after having been voted best film of the year 2021 by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. Participating in the vote were 593 critics from all over the world, who have chosen this North American production from all of the films released after 1st July 2020.     The other four finalists were Another Round (Druk) by Thomas Vinterberg, winner of the ...

19.08.2021 | SanSebastian's blog

Winners at KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section

WINNERS OF KVIFF EASTERN PROMISES 2021    Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch and First Cut+   KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section, has the exciting mission of being a bridge between talented filmmakers and their potential partners, festivals and audiences. A total of 29 film projects were screened within the 3 programs (Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch and First Cut+) dedicated to feature films...

Michael Caine will be presented with a KVIFF Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema

KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR TWO-TIME OSCAR WINNER MICHAEL CAINE This year’s special guest of the 55th Karlovy Vary IFF will be British actor and winner of two Oscars, the European Film Awards, and more than forty other commendations Sir Michael Caine. At the festival’s opening ceremony, Caine will be presented with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema. During a career spanning six decades, Caine has played more than a hundred roles in a var...



The 17th Zurich Film Festival honours the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino for his cinematic oeuvre

Paolo Sorrentino to receive the A Tribute to... Award. >     Photo © Gianni Fiorito Paolo Sorrentino will receive the award before presenting his latest work THE HAND OF GOD (È STATA LA MANO DI DIO) as a Gala Premiere on September 29. The film tells the story of young Fabietto, who grows up in Naples in the 1980s and witnesses the arrival of world football star Diego Maradona. Sorrentino thus creates an indulgent tragicomedy about family and the t...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

The IndieFEST Film Awards Announces Latest Winners!

  Contact:                                     Rick Prickett, Competition Director 858-454-9787     The IndieFEST Film Awards strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure and credibility they dese...

13.08.2021 | Indie Fest's blog

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Introduction of the KVIFF festival by its director Krystof Mucha

This year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is being held while respecting all the hygienic and anti-Covid regulations in effect during the festival. The festival’s motto this year is: To the cinema with just a wristband. All admission to cinemas and festival venues will require a valid covid-safe wristband confirming infection-free status. Besides serving to ensure health and safety, the wristband is also a friendly accessory. With your wristband, you are sure to be IN. ...

55th KVIFF will pay tributepay tribute to Johnny Depp

55TH ANNUAL KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY DEPP The festival will recognize and pay tribute to the acclaimed actor’s extensive career and lasting legacy on the film industry globally. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will honor prolific American actor, producer and musician Johnny Depp at its 55th annual celebration taking place from August 20th–28th, 2021. The festival will pay tribute to Depp’s significant contributions to ...

TIFF announces Benedict Cumberbatch as recipient of TIFF Tribute Actor Award

Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, are pleased to announce Academy Award–nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the recipient of this year’s TIFF Tribute Actor Award. The 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards will take place during the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. In addition to being an Academy Award nominee, Cumberbatch won an Emmy Award for playing the role of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock and a BAFTA for his role in Patrick Melrose. He will next ...

TIFF announces Jessica Chastain as recipient of TIFF Tribute Actor Award

Photo credit: Anne-Christine Poujoulat AFP/Getty TORONTO  Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, are pleased to announce two-time Academy Award–nominated actor Jessica Chastain as the recipient of this year’s TIFF Tribute Actor Award supported by the Tory Family. The 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards will take place during the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Jessica has brought to life such strong and inspiring roles for women, from the fil...



Message from Festival Director Tabitha Jackson on the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Tabitha Jackson's message from Festival Director Tabitha Jackson on the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, scheduled for January 20–30, 2022. Dear Friends, This time last year, I wrote to share some early thoughts about how we were approaching my first Sundance Film Festival as director — and the first Sundance to be held in the midst of a pandemic. Since 1985, artists and audiences have gathered at the Festival to affirm the transformative power of independent film and media....

18.08.2021 | Sundance's blog

Sundance Institute Board Of Trustees Announces Board Changes

The Sundance Institute Board of Trustees today announced that Ebs Burnough will serve as the nonprofit’s next Chair, Board of Trustees, starting in October 2021. Ebs was appointed as the Board’s Vice Chair in 2020, and he will succeed Pat Mitchell when her term as Chair expires in October 2021. She will continue on as a Trustee when Ebs assumes the role of Chair. Pat has been an actively engaged Trustee for 25 years, serving as Chair of the Development Committee...

18.08.2021 | Sundance's blog

Punto de Vista presents its new Docs Programming Committee

    Selected by artistic director Manuel Asín and chaired by him, it is to be made up of four leading names in the sector. Four experts, two women and two men, together with Manuel Asín, are to make up the new Punto de Vista Festival Programming Committee, embarking on a new stage following the appointment of the new artistic director last June.  Lucía Salas, Miguel Zozaya, Lur Olaizola and Pablo García will be working togeth...

18.08.2021 | Docs on the Spot's blog


Crutch doc filmmakers interviewed

CRUTCH chronicles the gravity defying life of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, breakdancer and skate punk—on crutches.   CRUTCH    Bentonville Festival 2021   Interview with Directors: Sachi Cunningham and Chandler Evans CRUTCH (Trailer) from VAYABOBO on Vimeo. Q: How did you come up with this inspiring Doc about Bill Shannon aka “Crutch Master”, a multi-disciplinary ...

08.08.2021 | Emmanuel Itier's blog

Interview : THE HIGH LIFE by and with Stephanie Sanditz

THE HIGH LIFE By and with Stephanie Sanditz       IMDB:     Q: What was the inspiration with this new series and what were you trying to explore?   Stephanie: I grew up a “Christmas tree-jew”! My father was jewish and an insurance sales man. He had a keen sense of humor but never let it out. My mother was from a Christian family with Texas and Ozark roots. Therefore I was always a seeker and I we...

08.08.2021 | Emmanuel Itier's blog

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T premiere in Los Angeles with stunning Jennifer Hudson

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent All you need to know is one quote from Aretha Louise Franklin, the subject of biopic RESPECT starring Jennifer Hudson from United Artist Releasing that opens on Friday the 13th. “Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.” Those words truly capture the fierce energy that was Aretha, from her top charting Billboard hits, “...

09.08.2021 | Quendrith Johnson's blog

Out of a hidden holster comes Clint Eastwood’s CRY MACHO

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Maestro of Hollywood Cinema Clint Eastwood just pulled a fast one by directing and acting in CRY MACHO at age 91. Set for a Sept. 17 release date from HBO Max and Warner Bros, croak-voiced Eastwood plays Mike Milo, a broken down-and-out “rodeo star” who failed at his last resort vocation, breeding horses. Dwight Yoakam’s Howard Polk is the former employer who rides him hard, and tasks the calcified cowboy-wonder with an ...

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Beijing Film Academy’s BFA Century Group Sets First-of-its-Kind Partnership with Stars Collective and Starlight

Peter Luo - Starlight Media and Weike Le - BFA Beijing Film Academy (BFA), recognized as the premier film academy in Asia, through its educational institute BFA Century Group, has established an official partnership with Peter Luo’s Stars Collective Program and Starlight, that establishes academic and educational projects in the global film industry; cultivates global talents; explores and promotes cutting-edge film production technology; and incubates global films with diversity a...

20.08.2021 | Editor's blog



Aspen Wheeler Opera House announces the returnof Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

WHEELER OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCES INTERACTIVE BEATLES EXPERIENCE COMING IN AUGUST – FIRST SHOW SINCE MARCH 2020   After reopening for community rentals in May, the Wheeler Opera House is thrilled to announce that it will resume its own programming with Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. The show will be coming to the Wheeler on Friday, August 27 at 7:30 PM with full seating c...

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Cinemasthan in Rajasthan: A RIFF Film Club initiative

Cinemasthan in Rajasthan: A RIFF Film Club initiative Cinemasthan is an Online Over-the-Top (OTT) video streaming platform initiated by RIFF Film Club. Cinemasthan primarily focusses on Rajasthani Language content, and also offers Short Films, Music Video Albums, Feature films, Documentary Films, Animation Films & Regional Films, from India and abroad. Cinemasthan is Rajasthan's first local OTT Platform which has a highly evolved video streaming technology and pays high attention to t...

18.08.2021 | Siraj Syed's blog

AFI FEST 2021 will open with the World Premiere of Netflix’s Tick Tick Boom

  AFI FEST 2021 will take place November 10–14. The 35th edition of the festival will open with the World Premiere of Netflix’s Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut, the film is based on the autobiographical musical by “Rent” playwright Jonathan Larson and stars Academy Award® nominee and Tony Award® winner Andrew Garfield.   This year’s hybrid festival will feature bo...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

LEGOLAND Movie World - opened for business!

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT: BUCKLE UP AND ENJOY THE RIDES!!! In the Spring 2020, we all were ready to celebrate the brand new opening of the ‘The LegoMovie World’ ( )… but, the pandemic happened! Jump to one year later and finally, we were able to partake in the launch of Emmet’s immersive world of the hit movie coming to life! The most breathtaking experience is definitely ‘Emmet...

16.08.2021 | Emmanuel Itier's blog



Belgian film La Civil is to open 48th Film Fest Ghent

La Civil, the fiction debut of the Belgian-Romanian Teodora Ana Mihai, is the official opening film of the 48th edition of Film Fest Ghent, which rolls out the red carpet on 12 October. The gripping drama about a Mexican mother whose daughter is abducted by a drug cartel had its world premiere at the Cannes film festival, where it won the Prix du Courage. The film is a compelling, fictionalised portrait of everyday reality, including the increased violence against civilians in Mexico, and give...

16.08.2021 | Editor's blog


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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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Festival 16-19 December 2021 Bangkok, Thailand

Online Festival 1-31 December 2021


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)


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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 28 – June 2, 2022




August 17, 2021 Earlybird Deadline

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.

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):

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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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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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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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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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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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 ..   

Cinq films événements à Deauville

  Cette année à Deauville, c’est bien tout le cinéma américain que nous pourrons voir, puisqu’en dehors de la compétition, du cinéma indépendant et des documentaires, cinq films événements seront présentés. STILLWATER de Tom McCarthy, thriller empreint d’humanité tourné dans les rues de Marseille, ouvrira le festival. Seront également à découvrir THE CARD...

Les membres des jurys de Deauville au complet

Charlotte Gainsbourg sera la Pré­si­dente du Jury du Fes­ti­val du ciné­ma amé­ri­cain de Deau­ville 2021. Pour cette 47e édi­tion, elle sera entou­rée de :   Bertrand Bonello (réalisateur, scénariste, producteur & compositeur) Delphine de Vigan (romancière, scénariste & réalisatrice) Mikhaël Hers (réalisateur & sc&...

Michael Shannon recevra le Deauville Talent Award

  Michael Shannon, l’acteur aux cent films   « Il n’y a pas d’autre récompense pour un acteur que celle d’apprendre. Et c’est la connaissance qui construit les acteurs les plus solides. »  Michael Shannon   Crédité au générique de plus de cent films et séries et de milliers de représentations théâtrales, venu deux fois au Festival de Deauville pour accomp...

Les Français à Deauville

Fenêtre sur le cinéma français 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. Deauville ouvre une fenêtre sur le cinéma français avec la création d'une sélection pérenne composée de six films présent&eacu...

Découvrez les films de la compétition de Deauville

Révéler est d’un orgueil inutile, accompagner est l’humilité qui sied aux serviteurs du cinéma. Depuis 25 ans, nous espérons être de ceux-ci en transmettant aux spectateurs et aux professionnels notre engouement pour le meilleur du cinéma américain, et particulièrement pour la compétition de Deauville, qui dresse un inventaire du désir.  On mesure un arbre à ses fruits, et nous ne pouvons qu&r...

Festival CineComedies Le Festival CineComedies révèle les premiers temps forts de sa 4ème édition

Au programme : Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern invités d’honneur, Michel Leclerc parrain du CineComedies Lab, Exposition « Belmondo, comédies en cascade », Focus sur la comédie québécoise... L'affiche du festival Depuis la première édition, l’illustrateur David Merveille réalise l’affiche du Festival CineComedies. Nous sommes très heureux de vous dévoiler sa derni&egr...

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

La 24e édition du Festival du Film Francophone d'Albi, LES ŒILLADES, revit les 3, 4 et 5 septembre!

Les films à découvrir en septembre, 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... L'Association Ciné Forum, vous propose de rattraper le temps perdu avec une programmation spéciale les 3, 4 et 5 septembre, avant de vous donner rendez-vous du 16 au 21 novembre 2021 pour f&ecir...

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Cinéma en Construction 40 Présentera 6 films du Brésil, du Salvador, du Mexique, de l’Uruguay et du Pérou

english español La 40e édition se déroulera en ligne du 23 au 28 août 2021. Cinéma en Construction Lima, est un dispositif conjoint de Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse et du festival de Cinéma de Lima PUCP. Cinéma en Construction est une plateforme professionnelle qui soutient la production de films latino-américains en contribuant à leur finalisation et distribution internationale. Fruit d’une alliance avec...

18.08.2021 | Editor's blog

LES INTRANQUILLES de Joachim Lafosse en ouverture de la 36ème édition du FIFF

  LES INTRANQUILLES de Joachim Lafosse en ouverture de la 36ème édition du FIFF, en présence de l’équipe du film !   Après avoir séduit et ému la Croisette, le nouveau film de Joachim Lafosse, LES INTRANQUILLES, avec Leïla Bekhti et Damien Bonnard, ouvrira la 36ème édition du Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgique) le 1er octobre prochain. Neuvième long mé...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Palmarès du 7ème Festival International du Film Insolite de Rennes-le-Château

palmarès du 7ème FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM INSOLITE DE RENNES-LE-CHATEAU présidé par l'acteur et réalisateur Olivier Marchal.      Membres des jurys - Remise des Prix 2021 © Fran&cce...

17.08.2021 | Editor's blog

Le Champs-Élysées Film Festival fêtera ses 10 ans en septembre

« Les artistes se mobilisent avec force pour faire de cette 10e édition une grande fête du cinéma indépendant » Champs-Élysées Film Festival, dont la 10e édition se déroulera du 14 au 21 septembre 2021 dans les salles de cinéma de la plus belle avenue du monde, est heureux de révéler aujourd’hui la composition de ses Jurys Longs Métrages, Courts Métrages et son Jury Presse. ...

Raymond Depardon : films, photos et voyages à l Institut Lumière

  ­ ­ ­ ­ © Claudine Nougaret / Palmeraie et désert ­ ­ ­ Le désert saharien, Grenoble 68, l'entrée des chars à Prague, la chute du mur de Berlin, la mort de John Lennon, la guerre au Liban et la vie quotidienne, la paysannerie, la modernité, les villes, les tribunaux, la vie politique, l’œuvre (photographique et filmique) de Raymond Depardon est immense, inclassable, unique. ­ Photographe, cin...


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