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RIFF 2021 is launched!

  RIFF 2021 is launched! Yesterday Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, president of Iceland, gave directors Mia Hansen-Løve og Joachim Trier RIFF’s Creative Excellence Award at a festive reception at Bessastaðir.   Friday 1st of October ...

Discover IN PERSON Saturdays at SQFF 26

Incredible in person and virtual films and guests       COME TO OUR JAM-PACKED IN PERSON Saturdays at SQFF 26! October 16 and October 23 ...

01.10.2021 | Editor's blog



Tennis saga KING RICHARD opens Film Fest 919, plus Kristen Stewart in SPENCER & more gems

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Four years ago, Hollywood insiders Carol Marshall and Randi Emerman founded a film festival in Chapel Hill, NC that somehow survived the Pandemic, lockdowns, and general upheaval in the entertainment industy to bring forth a little cinematic sunshine in these cloudy times for movies. The dynamic duo rides again this year with honored guests, and literally the top-curated slate of films heading into Award Season. First-time director Reb...

30.09.2021 | Quendrith Johnson's blog

COLCOA will host its annual COLCOA High School Screenings November 2 at the DGA Theater Complex

Students Across Southern California will Take Part in a Hybrid Live  In-Person and Online Screenings Event   This Year’s High School Screenings Feature will be the 2021 Film  “Owning It (Les Héritières)”   For the 14th straight year, COLCOA French Film & Series Festival will host its annual COLCOA High School Screenings program at the DGA Theater Complex beginning November 2. This year the program will have 3000 ...

30.09.2021 | Editor's blog

Your First Look at Sundance 2022

A Word from Tabitha Jackson Earlier this summer, our Festival director, Tabitha Jackson, mapped out her vision for 2022 — a new convergence that will bring together adventurous audiences from all over the world. Here’s a preview of what’s to come this January, in case you missed it. Read the Letter Your First Look at 2022  In 2021, we came together online to celebrate independent storytelling, finding new ways to connect as a community despite our geograph...

30.09.2021 | Sundance's blog

Festival des 3 Continents 2021 key events

43rd FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS KEY EVENTS     The Festival des 3 Continents is back for its 43rd edition from November 19-28, with screenings in Nantes and in cinemas across the Loire-Atlantique region (Ancenis, Clisson, Héric, Saint-Herblain, and Saint-Nazaire). A selection of films will be made available online in all France. The festival selection will include a wide range of fiction and documentary films from Africa, Latin America, and Asia.   THE PROGRAMME &...

30.09.2021 | Editor's blog

Full Lineup Unveiled for 34th TIFF

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) today unveiled the full lineup and other highlights of this year’s 34th edition, in a press conference held at Base Q Hall in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, one of TIFF’s new main venues in the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza area of Tokyo, considered the city’s center of cinema. The festival will be hosting a hybrid edition, with physical screenings and online events, from October 30 to November 8, 2021. Festival Chairman ANDO Hiroyasu deliver...

34th TIFF to Open with Clint Eastwood's Cry Macho and Close with Dear Evan Hansen

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce this year’s Opening and Closing Films. Cry Macho, directed by Clint Eastwood, will open the festival on October 30, and Dear Evan Hansen, directed by Stephen Chbosky, will close the festival on November 8, 2021. Clint Eastwood directs, stars and produces Cry Macho, marking 50 years as a filmmaker, and ventures into new territory. Dear Evan Hansen is a film adaptation of the hit musical by the songwriting duo of La La Land ...

Inaugural Kambarang Festival Announced

Kambarang Festival is a brand new event that celebrates the traditions of the Noongar nations residents of Midland, showcases their art, culture and practices and seeks to heal country, restore nature and connect community. From 1-8pm on Saturday 30 October, the Kambarang Festival will commence in the Locale precinct of Midland and culminate with the official opening of Weeip Park by the City of Swan Mayor and a performance from the Perth Symphony Orchestra. Locals...

29.09.2021 | Editor's blog

FEST's Industry Program closes with twenty masterclasses, Industry Meetings & more

  FEST's 2021 Industry Program closes with a truly remarkable line-up of activities and speakers, ranging from industry veterans like Irvine Welsh, to PRO masterclasses regarding important contemporary topics, such as Virtual Production Technologies, and Mental Health in the cinema industry. The Industry Program will take place between the 5th and the 10th of October — last chance to get your festival pass. Sound engineer Eddy Joseph will kick off the program, wi...

29.09.2021 | Editor's blog



SFFILM announces Call for Entries for 2022 SFFILM Festival

The 65th SFFILM Festival Is Scheduled for April 21–May 1, 2022; Early Submission Deadline Is October 5, Final Deadline Is December 7 SFFILM is now accepting submissions for the 65th San Francisco International Film Festival, recognized throughout the world as an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Works in all genres, forms, and lengths are considered. The Festival is currently scheduled for April 21&ndas...

29.09.2021 | Editor's blog

BKK DOC 2021 - Official Selection

      This November 26th  2021, Stephane Lambert, the director of BKK DOC, the Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival announced the list of Documentaries nominated to BKK DOC 2021 Official Selection.   Members of the Selection Committee and the 138 Members of the International Jury screened and rated over 200 submissions from  40 Countries in order to come up with this year Official Selection in line with our general theme : Visions on As...

Do not miss the September early bird deadline to submit to Your Script Produced

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. ALL GENRES / SUB GENRES ARE ACCEPTED! SUBMIT NOW  Email I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Instagram I Profile on FILMFESTIVALS.COM  I SUBMIT *****Judge...

Zurich Film Festival launched the 9 days Industry run

  Industry Reception at NZZ am Bellevue We were delighted to have met so many of you at our Industry Reception yesterday.  The warm-up is done and now comes the run. Discover the 9 days still to come. From networking opportunities, Talks, ZFF Masters to film music, here is what to expect. And don't miss out the Industry screenings. Networking Events  Soirée Française Apéro riche with film...

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Brigitte Maccioni to receive the Fabienne Vonier Prize at Lumière 2021

© S.Leba Although our attention is drawn to the great names in front of the camera, there are just as many personalities behind the scenes whose work deserves recognition. Every year, the Fabienne Vonier Prize is bestowed upon a notable woman in the cinema industry. The award is dedicated to the memory of Fabienne Vonier, cofounder of the Pyramide company.   This year, Brigitte Maccioni, CEO of the UGC (Union générale cinématographique), ...

01.10.2021 | Editor's blog

50 Live Sessions; 150+ Speakers at AFM online 2021

AFM’s Conferences, Panels, Workshops and Presentations will guide you in taking your film from concept to screen while navigating the rapidly evolving industry. Topics cover every aspect of film — pitch, finance, production, marketing and distribution. Preview the Stage Schedules.   STAGE SESSIONS   Opening Session Coming soon … 01 NOV 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM   FINANCE CONFERENCE I Bridging...

34th Tokyo International Film Festival Announces Isabelle HUPPERT as Jury President

  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that multi-award-winning screen and stage actress Isabelle HUPPERT will serve as the President of the International Competition jury at the 34th TIFF.   “It is a great honor to be chosen to preside over the International Competition Jury of the 34th TIFF, one of the most important Festivals in the world I have always considered with great respect. And what a joy to be welcomed again in Japan, a country wi...

Sue Perkins to host the 2021 Rose d’Or Awards

    Europe’s premier TV and audio entertainment awards are delighted to announce that one of the UK’s best known TV and radio stars, Sue Perkins, will host this year’s Rose d’Or Awards – the 60th anniversary ceremony. Sue is an accomplished presenter, writer, actor, director and comedian.  She hosted The Great British Bake Off for 7 seasons for the BBC; astonished the audience of ITV’s Masked Singer as a celebrity competitor earlier this ye...

29.09.2021 | Editor's blog


Our friend Kirill Razlogov died at the age of 76

Kirill Razlogov, honored Artist of the Russian Federation, President of the Guild of Film Scholars and Film Critics of Russia, Program Director of the Moscow International Film Festival, author and host of the ′′ Culture of Cinema ′′ program (where I have been interviewed) we will miss you so much! May you rest in peace my friend. ...


Orelsan – Montre Jamais ça à Personne sera lancée en France en exclusivité sur Amazon Prime

La nouvelle série documentaire Amazon Original Orelsan – Montre Jamais ça à Personne sera lancée en France en exclusivité sur Amazon Prime Video le 15 octobre   Une série développée et co-réalisée par son frère Amazon Prime Video a annoncé aujourd’hui la date de lancement et dévoilé le trailer et l’affiche officielle de la nouvelle série documentaire A...

01.10.2021 | Editor's blog

Halloween Kills added as After Dark Opening Night!

  Halloween Kills Added to 57th Festival We're thrilled (and terrified) to kickoff October announcing HALLOWEEN KILLS as our After Dark Opening Night! Michael Myers is once again back hunting Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) through Haddonfield, Illinois, but this time Laurie has gathered a vigilante mob of fellow survivors to stop Michael, once and for all. John Carpenter's original Halloween screened at the Festival in 1978, and now Michael Myers is back for the ...

01.10.2021 | Editor's blog

Happy Trails, Happy Holidays.... Verdugo Entertainment Celebrates Roy Rogers’ Career With Release of Collector's Blu-Ray Box Set

Just in time for the 2021 holiday season, Verdugo Entertainment launches a collectors Blu-ray Box Set featuring “King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers’ first and final starring role films. The box set, which bookends Rogers’ career, includes the newly remastered 1938 film Under Western Stars, and the newly restored 4K version of the 1975 modern western classic Mackintosh and T.J.   The perfect gift for classic collectors and western movie fans, ...

Remembering Xinjiang during the pandemic: from Kanas Lake to the Parmir Plateau

Splendid Land, Huaqing Jin and Eleni Vlassi By Moira Sullivan The pandemic has caused restlessness for travelers especially for those who have been to memorable places such as Xinjiang, China venerated in Splendid Land by award winning documentary filmmaker and teacher Huaqing Jin. It is a trip to a stunning area little known in the west. There are numerous examples of why it is a magnificent area with a capital city that embraces modernity, and grasslands, desert and plateaus that embo...

29.09.2021 | Splendid Land's blog

Splendid Land a brilliant evocative docu-memoir of Xinjian

By Phillip Bergson This fascinating new short film, a kind of evocative docu-memoir, Splendid Land, a Greco-Chinese venture elegantly directed by Eleni Vlassi and Ji Huaqing, has unsurprisingly won both Best International Short Documentary and Audience Awards at the 2021 Crete Film Festival and after streaming on the Venice Film Festival's innovative platform is being invited  now to many more festivals around the circuit. Its structure vaguely echoes the form of one of English Lite...

29.09.2021 | Splendid Land's blog

Splendid Land, Review: Spectacular Splendour of China’s Xinjiang

Review by Siraj Syed The China-Greece co-production documentary, Splendid Land, directed by Eleni Vlassi and Jin Huaqing, presents the wonderful land of Xinjiang, China and its ancient customs, through a musician pursuing the Mukam music and the spectacular landscape.  Seldom has so much splendour been captured in such a short span. The film is only twenty minutes long, but it flows along seamlessly, and when it ends, you are left craving for more.   Xinjiang (pronounced Xinjang),...

29.09.2021 | Splendid Land's blog

Most impressive visuals in SPLENDID LAND

Splendid Land review By Claus Mueller Reflecting the experience of English visitors to that Chinese region interested in the arts, this production  is a superb brief but comprehensive visual presentation  of China’s  landlocked Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region in northwestern China. Bracketing the discussion of human rights issues, it focuses instead on the lifestyle, festivals, rituals, and  art forms  from music to dance,  of some of the 47 ethnic gr...

29.09.2021 | Splendid Land's blog

Bittersweet SPLENDID LAND offers a new tune for some of China’s 55 ethnic minorities

By Quendrith Johnson     In the short film SPLENDID LAND, an ethnomusicologist muses on Tajik, Khazak, India-influenced Mukam musicians, and Uyghur song and dance culture in a Marcel Proust-like reminiscence of Northwestern China, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.    During the Pandemic as a bookend for the film, a kaleidoscope of multicultural sights and wonders light up a rolling vast swath of grasslands to the Gobi desert, as recalled from a UK home base. Th...

29.09.2021 | Splendid Land's blog

BRITNEY VS SPEARS, the Conservatorship Curtain comes to an end

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent     Singer Britney Spears has been in the news for years, for all the wrong reasons, you could say. Her private life has been easy material for comedians and mainstream news anchors alike. But what if everything we thought we knew about her so-called meltdowns is, at the very least, less than accurate.   As a child star on the Mickey Mouse Club, this is a pre-teen brought up in a very strange world of on-demand performances wi...

28.09.2021 | Quendrith Johnson's blog

HUBRIS: a feature film immersive experience at Forum des Images

HUBRIS is a feature film by Marie Polo, dealing with female trauma & healing through sophrology. It was imagined to be shown as immersive screenings, half way between visual & performing arts. Offering a deep inner dive and a collective catharsis to all sorts of audiences in all sorts of venues. Pushing the limits of traditional cinema & giving a voice to the taboos still rooted within our society : body memory, physical & mental abuse, silence, chronic anxiety, layers of diff...

28.09.2021 | Editor's blog

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent     In the short film SPLENDID LAND, an ethnomusicologist muses on Tajik, Khazak, India-influenced Mukam musicians, and Uyghur song and dance culture in a Marcel Proust-like reminiscence of Northwestern China, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.    During the Pandemic as a bookend for the film, a kaleidoscope of multicultural sights and wonders light up a rolling vast swath of grasslands to the Gobi desert, as recalled... 

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Catalina Film Festival wrapped with Awards and the World Premiere of The Cleaner

Catalina Film Festival, presented by blk., wrapped their 11th Anniversary Sept. 25, at the historic Catalina Casino with the World Premiere of The Cleaner, starring Luke Wilson, King Orba, Lynda Carter, Shelley Long, and Soliel Moon Frye. Craig Stark and Shiloh Fernandez hit the red carpet alongside Director Erin Elders, DP Jeff Tomcho, and Editor Matt Prekop. The Cleaner releases October 12. “We are so thrilled to be back on the island after last year’s hiatus,” said Festiv...

01.10.2021 | Editor's blog

VIDEO: Toronto International Film Festival announces 2021 Award winners

The Toronto International Film Festival® has announced its award recipients for the 46th edition of the Festival, which concluded tonight with screenings of Zhang Yimou’s One Second at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall. “2021 brought an exceptional selection of films that excited Festival audiences around the world,” said Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, TIFF Co-Heads. “Our lineup showcased beloved auteurs alongsid...


Fantasporto 42
April 1-10


Deadline  December 1st, 2021 (Feature films)

November 1st (Fantasy short films)

Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

To submit a film please send us to the link and password (best in Vimeo) of the film to be seen by the selection committee

Features: The films must be produced in 2021 or 2022.

Shorts (only fantasy films competition) till 15 minutes produced in 2021/22

To participate in the festival, films must be first screenings in Portugal.

Regulations and Entry Form    


CATALOG 2021  


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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20 – 24, 2022

Regular Deadline: December 6, 2021 

RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE SUBMISSION FEE BY MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TOP REVIEWED ON FilmFreeway, JDIFF is known for it's networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and truly geared for the best experience!

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

JDIFF acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world and is committed to bringing world class entertainment to the heart of the midwest.



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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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Clap de fin sur la 47e édition du Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville !

  Après dix jours à célébrer le cinéma, le festival s'est achevé le dimanche 12 septembre par l'attribution du Grand Prix à DOWN WITH THE KING de Diego Ongaro. Le Jury, présidé par Charlotte Gainsbourg, a également récompensé les films PLEASURE de Ninja Thyberg (Prix du Jury) et RED ROCKET de Sean Baker (Prix du Jury). Le Jury de la Révélation, présidé par Clé...

La Sélection internationale de la 44e édition du Poitiers Film Festival

    Durant huit jours d’effervescence (26 novembre - 3 décembre 2021), la jeune création internationale, la profession et le public se retrouvent à Poitiers autour du film d’écoles. 38 courts métrages réalisés par les plus talentueux des étudiants en cinéma ont été sélectionnés cette année. Une belle programmation, plurielle et singulière !   De retour dans...

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Toute la programmation du 43e Cinemed est en ligne !

  The complete program is online! Nous sommes particulièrement heureux de vous dévoiler la programmation de la 43e édition du Cinemed - Festival international du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier qui se déroulera du 15 au 23 octobre à Montpellier. We're thrilled to present you the complete program of the 43rd Cinemed - International Mediterranean Film Festival that will take place from 15 to 23 of October in ...

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Lancement de GAZ le tout premier festival de films d'escalade

CLIMBING DISTRICT ORGANISE « GAZ », SON TOUT PREMIER FESTIVAL DE FILMS D'ESCALADE Le 5 octobre au cinéma Les 7 Batignolles, Paris 17 Climbing District, nouveau groupe d'escalade à Paris, développe depuis 2020 une expérience inédite autour de la grimpe. Ses salles d'exception, au design arty, se veulent de véritables lieux de vie hybrides, combinant activités sportives, coworking et espaces de convivialit&ea...

01.10.2021 | Editor's blog

Brigitte Maccioni recevra le Prix Fabienne Vonier 2021 au Festival Lumière

S’il y a des grands noms devant la caméra, il y a d’autant plus de personnalités en coulisses dont le travail mérite d'être honoré. Le Prix Fabienne Vonier est attribué chaque année durant le festival Lumière à une femme de l’industrie du cinéma. Cette récompense dédiée à la mémoire de Fabienne Vonier, cofondatrice de la société Pyramide.   ...

01.10.2021 | Editor's blog

Tout le programme du festival Lumière 2021

  Pour sa treizième année, le festival Lumière déploiera ses fastes dans les salles de cinéma et de spectacles de Lyon et de sa Métropole, le Grand Lyon. La soirée d’ouverture aura lieu le samedi 9 octobre 2021 et la clôture le dimanche 17 octobre. Entretemps, plus de 300 projections et d’innombrables rencontres. Vendredi 15 octobre, le Prix Lumière sera remis à Jane Campion, la plus grande réalisatrice...

01.10.2021 | Editor's blog

Le 43e Cinemed - 15 au 24 octobre - dévoile sa programmation.

  Sur l’affiche de cette 43e édition du Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier, conceptualisée par nos invités Joana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige, l’élan ainsi recomposé d’un couple qui s’embrasse recèle toute une symbolique. Celle des origines, la chronophotographie, analyse du mouvement par Etienne-Jules Marey ou la naissance d’un art, le cinéma. Celle du geste vers l’autre...

30.09.2021 | Editor's blog

Baromètre du Tunnel des 50. En 2020, ça n’avance toujours pas.

    AAFA-Tunnel de la Comédienne de 50 ans est l’une des commissions de l’AAFA-Actrices & Acteurs de France Associés. Depuis 2015, la commission combat les stéréotypes sexistes liés à l’âge des femmes, reproduits dans les fictions. Notre objectif : questionner le phénomène d’invisibilité, nommer le problème, briser l’omerta, faire bouger le curseur des représentations des femmes de plus de 50 ans. Pour compter il faut se comp...

30.09.2021 | Editor's blog

À toute vapeur vers la 31e édition du Festival du Film d’Histoire de Pessac !

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29.09.2021 | Editor's blog

Mon Premier Festival : Découvrez le programme !

  Mon Premier Festival 2021, c'est pour bientôt ! La 17e édition aura lieu du mercredi 20 au vendredi 29 octobre dans 12 salles Art et Essai de Paris ainsi qu’au Forum des images et à la Gaîté lyrique, toujours au tarif de 4 euros pour tous. Le détail des programmes de cette édition, à découvrir aussi sur notre site internet ou en téléchargeant le programme au format PDF.   Les billets se...

29.09.2021 | Editor's blog

7ème édition du Czech-In Film Festival à Paris du 22 au 24 Ocobre

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29.09.2021 | Editor's blog

Amazon Prime Video annonce la diffusion de Chapelwaite adaptée d'une nouvelle de Stephen King

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HUBRIS: long métrage, projection immersive, performance & catharsis collective au Forum des Halles

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