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VIDEO: Masterclass in Venice with Roberto Benigni, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2021

Masterclass with Roberto Benigni, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2021. Moderator: Gianni Canova. ...


Catalan Films in Venice

CATALAN FILMS AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2021 September, 1 - 11 | Venice, Italy VENEZIA 78 COMPETITION OFFICIAL COMPETITION Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat ...


Russia at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

  The industrial platform of the Venice International Film Festival Venice Production Bridge will focus on Russia for the first time in history. A series of events will gather leading Russian and Italian industry professionals as part of the festival’s business program. Besides that, Russia is widely presented in competition and parallel programs of the festival itself. Evgenia Markova, ROSKINO CEO: «Significant Russian presence at festivals started at the Cannes Film F...


The ICFF, Italian Contemporary Film Festival flies to Venice to celebrate its 10 years

Cinema: Canada and Italy meet in the Lagoon.   A press conference and a series of meetings are planned for the Canadian delegation at the 78th Venice International Film Festival   Toronto, Ontario - The ICFF, Italian Contemporary Film Festival, presented by Lavazza, is proud to announce that on September 6, 2021, at 12.30 an extraordinary Press Conference will be held at the Hotel Excelsior in Venice, Italy. The participat...


The 78. Venice International Film Festival and VPB Programme are now underway

The 78. Venice International Film Festival is now underway . We are happy to share the full programme for the upcoming Venice Production Bridge (VPB), organised by La Biennale di Venezia. In the VPB Programme you will find all the events, panels and conferences that will take place in the Spazio Incontri at the Excelsior Hotel on the Venice Lido. Many of these panels will also be streamed through the VPB Live Channel or can be viewed on demand afterwards. Moreover,...


VR Accreditation for online access to Venice VR Expanded

Now available the special VR Accreditation for online access to Venice VR Expanded (1 – 19 September 2021) the Virtual Reality section of the Venice Film Festival   Following the success in 2020, this year worldwide audiences may again have online access, from September 1st to 19th, to Venice VR Expanded, the Virtual Reality section of the Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia.   The Venice Film Festival was one of the first major film festivals to de...


International panel on Afghanistan and the situation of Afghan filmmakers and artists

La Biennale di Venezia / 78th Venice International Film Festival International panel on Afghanistan and the situation of Afghan filmmakers and artists / Participants include Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi / Saturday September 4th, 3 pm, Palazzo del Casinò The 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia announces a panel discussion about the crisis now underway in Afghanistan with special attention to the situation of filmmakers and Afghan artists in gene...


VR Treats in Venice

La Biennale di Venezia /78th Venice International Film Festival /   Glimpse, from Academy Award-winner Benjamin Cleary and Michael O’Connor, the story of a panda voiced by Taron Egerton (Elton John in Rocketman), completes the In-Competition line-up of the Venice VR Expanded section of the 78th VIFF   Glimpse (UK, France, Ireland; 22’), from Irish filmmakers Benjamin Cleary (Academy Award-winning director of the short film Stutterer, 2015) and Michael O’Connor, ...


The Sala Web Theatre returns for the 78th Venice Film Festival with 22 feature-length films and 14 short films online

LA RAGAZZA HA VOLATO - Luka Zunic and Alma Noce ARIAFERMA - Toni Servillo and Silvio Orlando (Credits Gianni Fiorito) The Sala Web Theatre returns for the 78th Venice Film Festival with 22 feature-length films and 14 short films online from around the world / In the line-up films by Leonardo Di Costanzo and Wilma Labate /   A remarkably rich selection of 22 feature-length films and 14 short films (the latter may be viewed free of charge) from around the world c...

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The Jury at Beyond Borders

Klaus Eder (JURY PRESIDENT) was born in Augsburg, Germany in 1939. He studied German literature at Stuttgart University. He worked as a film critic from the mid 1960s, for the national radio (“Bayerischer Rundfunk”) and for several film magazines. He is the writer of many publications including books on Andrzej Wajda, Luis Bunuel, Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovski, Arturo Ripstein, Im Kwon-taek, and Nagisa Oshima. From 1986 to 2007 he was the programmer of the Munich Interna...

6th “Beyond Borders” winners announced

JURY VERDICT for 6th BEYOND BORDERS International Documentary Festival       The jury     SPECIAL MENTION High Maintenance by Barak Heymann …for the sensitive portrayal of the internationally praised artist Dani Karavan, giving the audience a gripping insight into a free-minded personality.          


Partner festivals calling this month: September 2021

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The 55th WorldFest-Houston is now Open for Entries!       

  Your film at the 55th WorldFest-Houston! August 15, 2021 Opening Date  November 15, 2021 Earlybird Entry Deadline December 15, 2021 Main Festival Entry Deadline January 15, 2022 Late Entry Deadline January 31, 2022 Final Brick Wall Deadline April 21, 2022 Notification Date April 27 – May 1, 2022 Event Date The 55th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival is now officially open for entries! WorldFest of...


SeriesFest: Season 8 Dates Announced!

    SeriesFest: Season 8 moves to May 5th-11th, 2022. Mark your calendars now! Submissions for SeriesFest: Season 8 will open on September 21, 2021. Check out our exciting slate of our signature independent episodic competitions now and get your pilots in early to take advantage of special pricing!   We can’t wait to see you in Denver in 2022! FIND OUT MORE! ...


6th Annual Urban Film Festival kicks off today

  Free Admission, RSVP TODAY! 6th Annual Urban Film Festival Partners with Black-Owned platform Urban DigitalStreaming; Announces Festival Dates | Sept. 3rd - Sept. 5th 2021 Urban Film Festival (UFF) has announced a budding partnership with Urban Digital Streaming (, a Black-owned streaming platform, for their upcoming 2021 festival. The partnership will allow them to virtually screen over 100 films, educational workshops, and live call-ins with industry professionals for free ...


World Trailer Awards 2022 announces inaugural competition honouring the world's Top creatives in entertainment marketing

  Announcing the Call for Entry for the inaugural World Trailer Awards (WTA), honouring the world’s best creatives who are marketing the world’s best entertainment. WTAs celebrate outstanding entertainment marketing across Cinema, TV (Broadcast & Cable), Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media. The awards are open for entry at through October 31, 2021.   Serving as a new standard of excellence for the w...


Submit your work to the inaugural World Trailer Awards

Honouring the world's best creatives marketing the world's best entertainment. The World Trailer Awards are open for entry and will honour outstanding entertainment marketing across Cinema, TV (Broadcast & Cable), Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media. For more information and to enter: To be eligible for entry in the 2022 World Trailer Awards (Awards), the Work being submitted must have been made available to t...


Pasadena International Film and New Media Festival is back this week

    PIFF is back! What a crazy year! We have come through it, however, thanks to the wonderful support we received from people like you! PIFF 2021 takes place Thursday, September 9th through Thursday, September 16th. See you there! Screenings and parties! The festival is back at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 and thrilled to bring a fantastic line up of 117 films from all over the world. Join us as we welcome Jaime King, Jacob Bertrand, Camryn Manheim, Cheri Oteri, Wyatt Ol...


Call for Entries -18th accordi @ DISACCORDI International Short Film Festival

accordi @ DISACCORDI - International Short Film Festival celebrates its 18th anniversary on November 9 - 13, 2021 and welcomes films and filmmakers from all over the world, to share the art of independent short films with the local audience, to entertain and enlighten festival attendees, to provide filmmakers the opportunity for professional networking and development, and to encourage cultural tourism and film industry development in Naples and the surrounding area in Campania. accordi @...


TIFF unveils Industry elects, In Conversation With..., Platform Prize Jury & Special Events

Rounding out the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival lineup are the audience-pleasing In Conversation With… series, and unique and inspiring Special Events. Packed with emotion and cultural significance, these events will offer audiences a wide range of experiences. Also announced today is TIFF’s Platform Prize Jury for 2021 and TIFF Industry Selects, a curated selection of 22 global films beyond the Official Selection that are available for sale at this year’s Festival...


Highlights from the Stop Motion Montréal’s Festival lucky 13th edition

Angakuksajaujuq (The Shaman’s Apprentice) by Zacharias Kunuk 10 days of the best in stop motion animation : Online from September 10 to 19   Official Festival Trailer Festival Stop Motion Montréal - 2021 Teaser from Festival Stop Motion Montréal on Vimeo.     The world’s first festival dedicated entirely to the art of stop motion animation, Festival Stop Motion Montréal returns for a 13th edition which will r...


The 5th Annual Festival of Cinema NYC brings in-person screenings back in Forest Hills September 24-

    John Carlucci & Brandon Laganke’s Drunk Bus Opens the film festival with the directors in attendance, Erin Granat & Machete Bang Bang’s Moon Manor is the Closing Night selection   World Premieres include Cristiano Vieira’s A Cisterna (The Well) and Samuel Tressler IV’s Leda, while Pedro von Krüger’s Any Given Day and Vishal P.Chaliha’s Sijou will make North American Premieres   Queens, NY, September 24, 20...


Tasveer Festival In-Person and Virtual Events going hybrid this fall: October 1 - 24

You're Invited!  Audiences are welcomed to Tasveer Festival In-Person and Virtual Events October 1 - 24 Watch. Read. Talk. The Tasveer Festival will showcase the best in South Asian film (TSAFF), literature (TSAL), and storytelling in an SXSW-style festival, permeating the month of October with arts and culture. Through this festival, Tasveer will provide a platform to amplify underrepresented South Asian voices, place a spotlight on South Asian artists, and ...


Russian-British (Sochi) International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA) reveals posters

THE RUSSIAN-BRITISH (SOCHI) INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS (SIFFA) ANNOUNCES ITS LAUNCH EVENT IN CHELTENHAM ON 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 SIXTH SIFFA IN SOCHI, RUSSIA FOURTH SIFFA UK Today, on 31 August the Russian-British (Sochi) International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA) confirmed the date and time of its launch event: Friday 10 September at 2:30 pm BST at Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3QQ. The launch is a precursor to: the 6th annual film festival in Sochi, Russia, o...

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Bassem Youssef to host Opening Night Gala at Bozeman Film Celebration

The emcee for the Opening Night of BZN2021, has been revealed: comedian Bassem Youssef will be launching the festival on September 9! Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian comedian, writer, producer, surgeon, doctor, media critic, and television host. Dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, Bassem was the host of a popular TV show called AlBernameg (The Show) from 2011 to 2014, the first of its kind political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show on YouTube, AlBer...


Deauville Close Encounter with Johnny Depp

As part of its desire to trans­mit and share, the Deauville Fes­ti­val is orga­niz­ing two pub­lic encoun­ters. Fes­ti­val-goers will be able to exchange with John­ny Depp on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 5th, fol­low­ing his appear­ance in CITY OF LIES direct­ed by Brad Furman. ...


Close Encounter with Oliver Stone in Deauville

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 4th at 4:30pm in the Lex­ing­ton Auditorium Fif­teen years after join­ing us with his film World Trade Cen­ter, the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates its reunion with Amer­i­can direc­tor and screen­writer Oliv­er Stone. Born in 1946 in New York, he has been known through­out the world since the 1970s for his body of work and its numer­ous awards, notably the Oscar f...


TIFF unveils Talent Development & Media Inclusion Initiative participants

Additional Conference speakers & Industry Selects titles announced for the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival   The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today its Talent Development programmes, including TIFF Filmmaker Lab, TIFF Talent Accelerator, TIFF Rising Stars, and the TIFF Micki Moore Residency, as well as the recently confirmed Media Inclusion Initiative participants. “Removing barriers for creators, storytellers, and performers so ...


Interview with the director of Saving Paradise: Jay Siverman

Director Jay Silverman with stars William Moseley and Johanna Braddy SAVING PARADISE Directed by: Jay Siverman   Q: Why this film? What were you trying to express with this feature?   Jay: First, we discovered the screenplay on the famous “black list”, the list of unproduced screenplays. We then came to term with the writer, Van Billet. Together we worked closely on developing this project. And we ended up, what I consider, a meaningful picture. We started in 2018...


Interview with the director of Madness Inside Me

THE MADNESS INSIDE ME Chat with Director:  Matthew Berkowitz Trailer Q: How did this film happen and what was the inspiration?   Matthew: I’m a huge fan of Brian De Palma, Hitchcock but also European master like Lars Von Trier or Gaspar Noé. Also, my mother is a psychologist and therefore I have a personal connection to the world explored in “The Madness inside me”. Some of the stories I heard as a kid from my mother left an impact on me. And I thought t...


Bentonville Film Festival Org Launches Production Arm To Champion Women and Inclusive Voices

  The BFFoundation, the nonprofit organization formed late last year to produce the Geena Davis-chaired Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas, is launching a production company that like the foundation and fest will champion women and inclusive voices in filmmaking. The new Bentonville Way Entertainment already has a slate of films in the pipeline featuring alumni from from past Bentonville fests: the Amber McGinnis-directed Buddy, the Jennifer Gerber-directed Has Been Beauty Qu...

Interview with Director Daizy Gedeon for her Documentary “Enough! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour” (2021)

Intrepid humanitarian journalist, filmmaker and entrepreneur Daizy Gedeon has been making international headlines with her latest feature documentary “Enough!: Lebanon’s Darkest Hour” (2021). Born in Lebanon amidst unrest, Daizy's family moved her to Sydney where she grew up. After decades spent on faraway shores, her Lebanese identity and passion for her birth country has only grown stronger with time. Before her career as an award-winning documentarian, she wa...


Festival selections confirmed so far for Zero Gravity by Thomas Verrette

16 important festival selections so far in the USA   CINEQUEST 2021 world Premiere ---------------------------------   WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 16 April 2021 ---------------------------------   Desertscape International Film Festival June 23, 2021 &...



'The Sound of us' opens the Bozeman Film Celebration

The Sound of Us documentary feature by Chris Gero: BZN OPENING NIGHT FILM & WORLD PREMIERE Join us Thursday September 9th in The Crawford Theater at 5 PM for Our Opening Night Film Fund Gala!! Catered by Plonk Catering & emceed by brilliant comedian Bassem Youssef, and joined by MSU film student senior pitches, we will host the world premiere of The Sound of Us followed by a brief Q&A ...


Bozeman Film Celebration Closing Night Film: The First Step, Documentary Feature

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE CLOSING NIGHT FILM The First Step by Brandon Kramer Join us Sunday September 12, at 7PM in the Crawford Theater for our Closing Night of BZN2021, supported by Shonkinite. Live Q&A with Brandon Kramer & Louis Reed and cocktail party by Plonk Catering to follow. Purchase Tickets SYNOPSI...

Interview with Director: Justine Bateman for Violet at TIFF

“VIOLET” TIFF 2021 With Director: Justine Bateman Interview by Emmanuel Itier Q: Where did the idea come from and the genesis for this unique picture?   Justine: I wrote this script in 2011 and during these years I had made a lot of “fear based” decisions, just enough to feel I wasn’t being myself. When I work through that I realized a few things. If I thoughts about the fears as if somebody else was saying them to me instead of being my own,...


Ojai Film Festival Adds New YouTube Award

The Twenty-Second Annual Ojai Film Festival expands its reach from independent films to the world of YouTube. A panel discusses exploring the free-flowing creativity of the worldwide YouTube phenomenon takes place on Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m.. The premiere recipient of the Outstanding YouTube Filmmaker Award will accept the honor at the Festival’s Awards Brunch on Sunday, November 7 at 11 a.m.. John Branagan, Festival Board Member and filmmaker, spearheaded the development of this awar...

Ornano-Valenti Prize at 47th Deauville festival

Dur­ing the Award Cer­e­mo­ny of the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val, the 2021 Prix d’Ornano-Valenti is giv­en by Jean-Noël Tronc, Pres­i­dent of the Fran­co-Amer­i­can Cul­tur­al Fund along with a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the MPA, and Jean-Guil­laume d’Ornano, Pres­i­dent of the Jury of the Prix d’Ornano-Valenti com­posed of Anglo-Sax­on jour­nal­ists, to the fi...


Deauville Close Encounter with Michael Shannon

Cred­it­ed with over 100 films and series and thou­sands of the­atri­cal per­for­mances, a two-time Deauville Fes­ti­val attendee with Jeff Nichols’ Take Shel­ter (2011) and Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes (2015), two Grand Prize-win­ning films, Michael Shan­non returns this year to receive a Deauville Tal­ent Award. Avid for expe­ri­ence, his quest has been not for seduc­tion or the norm, but for the unique­ness and unea...


Dylan Penn will receive the Hollywood Rising-Star Award

The Hol­ly­wood Ris­ing-Star Award was inau­gu­rat­ed in 2011 by the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val to com­mend the tal­ent, pas­sion, and involve­ment of actors and actress­es start­ing on the path to cre­ation. These emerg­ing per­form­ers are the faces of tomor­row’s cinema. In our past edi­tions, Ryan Gosling (2011), Jes­si­ca Chas­tain (2011), Paul Dano (2012), Robert Pat­t...


TIFF announces Dionne Warwick & Danis Goulet as honourees of 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards

Third annual TIFF Tribute Awards airs on CTV Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 pm/8atl TIFF People’s Choice Award and Platform Prize winners to be announced LIVE during one-hour event on CTV and streamed to global audiences by Variety   Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, announced today that six-time Grammy Award–winning music icon and activist Dionne Warwick will be honoured at the TIFF Tribute Awards with the Special Tribute Award, and that Night Raiders director ...


Worldfest Houston 55 
April 20 - 24, 2022


Early bird discount deadline  November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!

You may enter Online via our entry platform -, or via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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World Trailer Awards 2022
February 12 & 13,  2022

Inaugural edition 
Early Bird 30th September 2021

Honouring the world's best creatives marketing the world's best entertainment.

The World Trailer Awards are open for entry and will honour outstanding entertainment marketing across Cinema, TV (Broadcast & Cable), Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media. For more information and to enter:

To be eligible for entry in the 2022 World Trailer Awards (Awards), the Work being submitted must have been made available to the intended audience in the Region and Market selected for the Entry between 1 January 2020 and 31 October 2021 inclusive.

The WTA is a global initiative from the revered Golden Trailer Awards, an awards competition that recently marked its 21st year celebrating the entertainment industry's best movie trailers, teasers, posters, and innovative advertising; in association with AcclaimWorks, a globally recognised leader in awards management services.

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NYC Independent Film Festival
(June 12-19, 2022)

August 31, 2021 Earlybird Deadline

November 30, 2021 Regular Deadline
January 15, 2022 Late Deadline
February 15, 2022 Extended Deadline

New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) will hold a physical festival this year. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory and observed throughout. But we are determined to be a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYCIndieFF is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

Home of the NYC Indie Awards the festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYCIndieFF screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYCIndieFF honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Covid Diaries, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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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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INVISIBLE HAND  by Matthew Taylor
director of The Creepy LineMarcel Duchamp the art of the possibleSafeguard an electoral debate...

USA  28 minutes August 2021

Invisible Hand is an exploration of memory. Our unnamed protagonist lives a life of repetition and insecurity. Every day is a blur of abstract actions until one night she meets a dark stranger who gives her a mysterious gift. Her life is turned upside down when she confronts a terrifying truth about her past. Deciding to take herself out of the abstract daily routine, she journeys into the crevices of her memory to untangle a dark secret that could ultimately destroy her.

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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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Les membres des jurys de Deauville au complet

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