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Wrapped in Paris...

Yamaha piano, the Arc de Triomphe....Everything gets wrapped in Paris, including Yael Naim 's piano right after her stunning performance at the Champs Elysées Film Festival opening (a few meters away from the monument). ...

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VIDEO: The Awards Ceremony of the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

The Venezia 78 Jury, chaired by Bong Joon Ho and comprised of Saverio Costanzo, Virginie Efira, Cynthia Erivo, Sarah Gadon, Alexander Nanau and Chloé Zhao, having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: L’ÉVÉNEMENT (HAPPENING) by Audrey Diwan (France) SILVER LION – GRAND JURY PRIZE to: È STATA LA MANO DI DIO (THE HAN...

>  Deauville Festival Of American Film  /  COVERAGE IN FRENCH

VIDEO: the awards ceremony in Deauville

We missed it...ALREADY GONE BACK  to Paris, but we have the images for you, thanks to Le Publicsystem Cinéma, the organizers of the festival. Check the video of the full ceremony!     The Grand Prize goes to DOWN WITH THE KING by Diego Ongaro   Money Merc, a famous rapper, leaves to isolate himself in a house far from it all to revive his creativity and write the successful album that his producers and his label are waiting for. But, he quickly di...

Deauville 47th edition delivers its awards

The Grand Prize goes to DOWN WITH THE KING by Diego Ongaro   Money Merc, a famous rapper, leaves to isolate himself in a house far from it all to revive his creativity and write the successful album that his producers and his label are waiting for. But, he quickly discovers an unexpected taste for nature and the simple things of life on the farm, far from the stress that his job has brought him. It is this contrast between these two worlds that makes it a simple, ef...

VIDEO: Dylan Penn talks about her Hollywood Rising-Star Award In Deauville

Dylan Penn, lead actress of "Flag Day" alongside her father Sean Penn, wearing CHANEL for the 47th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival. Before the screening of the film, Dylan Penn received the New Hollywood rising star award which honours the talents of tomorrow's cinema.     Dylan Penn is an Amer­i­can mod­el and actress. She is the daugh­ter of renowned actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright. Although orig­i­nal­ly born in L...


VIDEO: Conversation with Oliver Stone at Deauville Film Festival

  Oliver Stone revealed in excellent French, and in American, the three lies that defined his personality, the divorce of his parents, then the heavy state lies around Vietnam and Kennedy, his quest for the truth and his investigation into the assassination of Kennedy. He came to Deauville to present his latest documentary "JFK revisited: on the other side of the mirror", presented at the last Cannes film festival. ...

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 were able to exchange with John­ny Depp on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 5th, fol­low­ing his appear­ance in CITY OF LIES direct­ed by Brad Furman. ...



VIDEO The team of Dune in conversation with Cameron Bailey at Toronto

Denis Villeneuve   The team behind DUNE in conversation with TIFF following its premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Denis Villeneuve’s much-anticipated retelling of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, and Zendaya. The 46th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 9 to 18, 2021. ...


Every Story solidifies TIFF's commitment to amplifying equity-seeking creators

The newly created Every Story fund will provide ongoing resources and programming for diverse voices  The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced Every Story, a fund to support and celebrate film’s under-represented voices and audiences. This fund represents a tangible commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in film and expands upon TIFF’s integrated initiative in support of women in film, Share Her Journey. Through this fund, TIFF is ...

Ari Wegner receives the TIFF Variety Artisan Award at the 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards

 Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, announced today that cinematographer Ari Wegner will be honoured with the TIFF Variety Artisan Award at this year’s TIFF Tribute Awards. The award recognizes a distinguished creative who has excelled at their craft and made an outstanding contribution to cinema and entertainment. For the second straight year, the TIFF Tribute Awards will be broadcast on Saturday, September 18 at 7pm ET/PT, 8pm AT on CTV and everywhere CTV content ca...


Highlights from the 19th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival (October 20-24)

The 19th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival takes place October 20-24, 2021 in downtown Wichita, with a virtual component to follow. Grab your TALLPass now! >>   See the Line-Up Purchase Tickets & Passes ...


Double Exposure Film Festival 2021 Lineup



The Zinemaldia + Plus focus will offer two screenings with films starring Marion Cotillard and Johnny Depp

The Zinemaldia + Plus focus will offer two screenings with films starring Marion Cotillard and Johnny Depp, recipients of the Donostia Award at the 69th edition Tabakalera’s shared screen will programme ‘Deux jours, une nuit’, by the Dardenne brothers, on September 4, and ‘Dead Man’, by Jim Jarmusch, on September 9 During the month of September, San Sebastian Festival will offer two new screenings as part of the Zinemaldia + Plus focus running on Tabakalera&rsqu...


It's Showtime @ the 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

  Tickets on Sale Now! Films . Schedule/Tickets * Due to the current pandemic situation, and the safety of the attendees, the Iranian Film Festival will be VIRTUAL this year, presenting a record-breaking 60 films at its 14th annual event, September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand option [VOD] is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. The films range from fiction, documentary, animation, shorts, m...


10th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-2021

10th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-2021, India   Entries Open: Shorts films, Animation, Documentaries & Music Videos.   Submission deadline: 07 Oct 2021   To submit entry visit:   ...


New York AAIFF 2021

More than forty years ago Asian CineVision set up the Asian American  International film festival in 1978, the first and longest running US festival focusing on Asian American film as an instrument of social change. Embracing the online and live events hybrid format, AAIFF’s 44th edition this year from August 11 – 25 showcased international films including 13 world premieres, special presentation of five features, nine narrative features, five documentaries and a short film pr...


Milano Film Festival returns from 8 to 10 October 2021

  Here they are, again. Did you miss the festival? Save the date, Milano Film Festival will return to animate Milan with a very special edition, from 8 to 10 October 2021. "And it will be a special edition for many reasons. Special because these are special times. Special for the great energy we are spending on the preparation of this our film festival, and for the desire to stay together once again in cinemas, parks, and squares, in safety. Special because this is a &q...


African Violet @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

African Violet with Fatemah Motamed Aria at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20-26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.


Announcing the Offical Lineup of the 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Announcing the Offical Lineup of the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. The first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran. 60 films from 10 countries. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.


Official Poster of the 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco

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Catalina Film Fest Launches in Long Beach THIS Friday Sept 17-19 / Sails to Catalina Island Sept 24-26

Catalina Film Festival 2021, presented by blk., returns in-person for live events launching in Long Beach, Friday, Sept. 17 – Sunday, Sept. 19 and landing on Catalina Island Friday, Sept. 24 -Sunday, Sept 26. This annual celebration in film will also host a virtual festival from Sept 17-26 online via and The Long Beach leg of the festival continues Catalina Film’s partnership with their “sister by the sea” allowing film...

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Iris Prize Juries 2021 announced

 IRIS PRIZE IS BACK IN PERSON, IN CARDIFF, 5 – 10 OCTOBER 2021   Iris Prize is honoured to welcome a group of diversely talented individuals who have excelled in their chosen fields as jury members, judging the films in Best British and the international Iris Prize categories. The chosen winners will then be revealed on the closing night of the festival. Berwyn Rowlands, Festival Director, commented: “You can tell a lot about a festival from looking at the jury, and ...



34th TIFF to Shine a Spotlight on Singular Director: YOSHIDA Keisuke

Director in Focus:  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that we will be highlighting the work of distinctive director YOSHIDA Keisuke at the 34th TIFF, running October 30 - November 8, 2021. Yoshida will be saluted with screenings of his work in TIFF’s Nippon Cinema Now section, a newly expanded section that replaces Japan Now and will bring more diverse Japanese films to world audiences. In the former Japan Now section, TIFF featured filmmakers...

Acclaimed designer, Junko KOSHINO, talks about the poster she created for TOKYO film festival 2021

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to unveil striking visuals by one of Japan’s most acclaimed designers, Junko KOSHINO, best known for her wide array of designs and involvement in international cultural exchanges through her design activities overseas. This year, TIFF has taken vital steps to implement a number of changes, such as reorganizing the overall structure of sections as well as moving the festival’s main venue to the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza area. We h...


The HFPA has a new president! Helen Hoehne

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) today elected German journalist Helen Hoehne as the Association’s president, leading its expanded Board of Directors. The vote follows that of the Board and Credentials Committee, which will be responsible for overseeing the ongoing reform plan to restructure the organization along the lines of accountability, ethics, and greater inclusion of the diversity of world journalism. HFPA members voted for the new president directly from among the...


Nest, San Sebastian Festival's competitive section for short films by film school students worldwide, turns twenty in 2021

A publication, a podcast, a commemorative video, masterclasses and Zinemaldia + Plus screenings to celebrate Nest’s 20th anniversary Filmmakers Céline Sciamma, Laura Wandel, Mina Fitzpatrick, Inês de Lima, Kiro Russo and Óscar Vincentelli will participate in the activities, as will the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola alumni Noemí Cuetos and Marcela Hinojosa Nest, San Sebastian Festival's competitive section for short films by film school students world...


The documentary series 'Raphaelismo', a Movistar+ original, will be presented at San Sebastian Festival’s 69th edition

The Movistar+ Gala will take place on Sunday 19 at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre with the presence of Raphael and the exclusive preview of one episode The documentary series Raphaelismo, a Movistar+ original, will be presented at San Sebastian Festival’s 69th edition, to run from September 17-25. Its release on the platform is scheduled for 2022. The series brings an intimate portrait of the artist’s successes, secrets, fears and dreams, including unseen audiovisual footage, m...


Bread & Dementia @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Bread & Dementia, directed by Kaveh Azizi at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


Flasher @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Flasher, directed by Pantea Mehdinia at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


Closed Circuit @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Closed Circuit directed by Milad Rezae at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


Demonstration @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Demonstration directed by Henrik Johansson at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


Hiss...! @] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Hiss...! directed by Morteza Fadaei at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


Entangled @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Entangled directed by Sam Javadi at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


One More Kiss @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

One More Kiss directed by Aydin Aryainejad at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


KulbarF @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

KulbarF with Hossein Soleimani, Hossein Mehri, at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


Drown @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Drown with Javad Ezati, Amir Aghaei, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Pantea Bahram, at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20-26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


The Slaughterhouse @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

The Slaughterhouse with Hossein Fathi and Mani Haghigh at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20-26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


47 @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

47 with Ladan Mostofi and Mehdi Ahmadi at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20-26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now.  


Oliver Stone to receive Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award

  © Michael Segal Photography   Academy Award-Winning writer and director Oliver Stone will receive the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival(SFiFF) Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s 13th edition, presented this upcoming October. The Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony will be followed by a screening of an Oliver Stone film.   "Mr. Oliver Stone is one of the very greatest American movie makers of our time,” said SFiFF Artistic Di...



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)

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


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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Bon on ne va pas se'n cacher nous étions sur la route... mais les images sont là pour vous: la cérémonie dans son intégralité ... et merci au festival pour sa belle couverture vidéo. Et le plmarès complet: Le Grand Prix est attribué à DOWN WITH THE KING de Diego Ongaro Money Merc, un célèbre rappeur, part s'isoler dans une maison loin de tout pour relancer sa créativité...


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La 47ème édition du festival de Deauville révèle son palmarès

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Après trois éditions suivies par 50.000 spectateurs, le Festival CineComedies demeure fidèle à cette ambition d’être un événement populaire, élégant et exigeant, toujours dans une volonté de rassembler.    Au programme de ces cinq jours de festivités : Une exposition "Belmondo, comédies en cascade", des avant-premières, des hommages, une rétrospective de nos in...


La Bande-Annonce Mashup Film Festival 2021

La fête du cinéma pop punk de transformation détournement, c'est dans deux semaines, du 1er au 10 octobre. Et il va y avoir du beau monde ! ...


Le pass Culture fait sa rentrée avec une programmation exclusive

À partir du mois de septembre, le pass donne rendez-vous chaque mois à ses utilisateurs autour d’un thème d’actualité avec des événements exclusifs.Le mois de septembre est ainsi dédié à la mobilisation des jeunes pour la protection de l’environnement. À partir du 18 septembre : «Mobilise-toi !» Ce temps fort du mois de septembre comporte 5 événements autour de l’engagement...


Susanne Bartsch est la vedette du prochain chapitre de FEEL ____ de UGG

    lA NOUVELLE CAMPAGNE "FEEL ____" AVEC SUSANNE BARTSCH On y découvre l’activiste portant les paires iconiques qui ont fait la renommée de la marque californienne UGG     La légendaire impresario, artiste, activiste et muse de la mode Susanne Bartsch est la vedette du prochain chapitre de FEEL ____, campagne présentant des icônes et des leaders du domaine de la culture qui racontent des ...


VIDEO: Allez on emballe, et avec ceci?

Un piano yamaha, l'arc de triomphe....emballé / déballé vite fait: qui dit mieux! ...


VIDEO: le lancement du Festival des Champs Elysées, décalé mais salle comble

  Hommage à Jim Cummings: le réalisateur, acteur et producteur, révélé au public français lors de Champs-Elysées Film Festival en 2016, sera l’invité d’honneur de la rétrospective "10 ans d’indépendance". Il présentera à cette occasion au public parisien son dernier film The Beta Test distribué par New Story ainsi qu’une rétrospective. Huit longs m&...


VIDEO: Yael Naim ouvre le 10ème festival des Champs Elysées en douceur

Soirée exceptionnelle au Publicis Champs Elysées ce 14 Septembre: Yael Naim interprète trois titres sur scène avant le lancement du festival par Sophie Dulac (sa Présidente) et en présence du jury au complet. Jury dont Yael fait partie: les nombreux spectateurs auront d'autres occasions de la croiser. Yale Naim est une musicienne franco-israélienne, auteure-compositrice, pianiste et guitariste, récompensée de trois Vi...


Les Intranquilles ouvre le 10ème festival des Champs Elysées

En soirée d’ouverture mardi 14 septembre LES INTRANQUILLES De Joachim Lafosse / Drame / 1h59 / 2021 / Belgique, France / Français. Joachim Lafosse et Régine Vial sur scène au Publicis. Avec Leïla Bekhti, Damien Bonnard, Gabriel Merz Chammah Leila et Damien s’aiment profondément. Malgré sa bipolarité, il tente de poursuivre sa vie avec elle sachant qu’il ne pourra peut-être jamais lui offrir ce qu'elle d&eacut...


Le Champs-Elysées Film Festival démarre ce soir avec un beau programme indépendant

Pendant cette semaine, de nombreux invité.e.s viendront à la rencontre des festivaliers : - La réalisatrice, productrice, scénariste, actrice et monteuse américaine Susan Seidelman sera l’invitée d’honneur de la nouvelle section Riot Girls - Le réalisateur, acteur et producteur Jim Cummings, révélé au public français lors de Champs-Elysées Film Festival en 2016, sera l’invité d’...


'Un brin de culture' du 1er octobre au 1er novembre en région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

14e ÉDITION DU FESTIVAL BRIN DE CULTURE  Découvrez le nouveau programme de la scène ‘'agri-culturelle' de la région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur !   Du 1er octobre au 1er novembre en région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, le Festival Brin de Culture propose au grand public un programme d'événements ‘agri-culturels' accessibles à tous, organisés par les exploitants ag...


Attention les hommes... le premier Premier Festival féministe français sur les sexualités où vous n 'êtes pas trop invités

“GENRES ?!”  Premier Festival féministe français sur les sexualités & les identités de genres 25 et 26 septembre 2021 au Kilomètre 25 - Paris 19ème   L'Association Française du Féminisme, The Sorority et le Kilomètre25 organisent le premier festival féministe, éducatif et festif dédié aux sexualités et aux identités de genres, les 25 et 26 ...


Le Manoir Halloween Festival s’offre une nouvelle affiche

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