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THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°989 release of our weekly newsletter

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THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival kicks off a very special 25th anniversary edition

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At the opening ceremony on Friday night, legendary Estonian actress Elle Kull was awarded PÖFF's Lifetime Achievement Award and Pääru Oja was recognised with the Bruno O’Ya award supporting up and coming actors. The 25th edition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival began with an opening gala in the Alexela Concert Hall, featuring performances from Holy Motors, and followed by a screening of Ildikó Enyedi’a The Story Of My Wife. The ...
 

Partner festivals calling this month: MID NOVEMBER call

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Dear filmmakers friends do not miss these Festivals in Focus.     Bruno Chatelin and the Filmfestivals.com Team wish you much success on the festival circuit  Read this online         FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                    ____________________________________________________ ...
 

19.11.2021 | Bulletin Board's blog

Red Sea: Immersive features a selection of the latest leading Virtual Reality (VR) storytelling and art projects

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Red Sea: Immersive features a selection of the latest leading Virtual Reality (VR) storytelling and art projects in and out of competition from award-winning international artists and directors, with the all-female competition jury lead by American avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson. Film Stills: Goliath, Reeducated, Kusunda Red Sea: Immersive, the exciting programming strand of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), today announced its 21-strong programme of virtual reali...
 

IFFI 52, 06: Campion’s The Power of the Dog to be mid-fest film

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IFFI 52, 06: Campion’s The Power of the Dog to be mid-fest film New Zealander Jane Campion, who has won international recognition with such well-crafted films like Sweetie, An Angel at My Table and The Piano, and deals mainly with family relationships, has moved away slightly, into the Western genre, with The Power of the Dog, a 2021 production. IFFI 52 is showcasing it as its mid-fest film. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. Based on a1967 novel of the same name, by Thoma...
 

18.11.2021 | Siraj Syed's blog

RedSeaIFF Announce International Spectacular Section

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The International Spectacular is a curated collection of some of the year’s most powerful stories from iconic, award-winning international filmmaking voices. All eight films in this section will be Arab premieres, showcasing the very best of international cinema to the Arab world. PHOTOS: Belfast, The Good Boss; You Resemble Me, The Lost Daughter The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) which will take place from 6-15 December, today announced the line-up...
 

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival wrapped a successful edition

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  The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival completed its 13th edition with its largest program to date—with 154 features and short films! We are ever grateful for your support and participation.    The 13th Annual SFiFF honored three-time Academy Award-Winning Writer and Director Oliver Stone with the Lifetime Achievement Award, hosted an in-person Masters Discussion with actress Cassidy Freeman, and hosted an online Masters Discussion with author Julia Cameron, which is ...
 

17.11.2021 | Editor's blog

Festival selections and awards for Only Human by Igor Ivanov

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IFFI Goa January 16-24, 2021   IndieFEST    February 2021 Award of Excellence Special Mention: Film Feature WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival April 20, 2021 Finalist       kalakari film fest May 1, 2021  ...
 

16.11.2021 | Only Human's blog

Parkes Elvis Festival set to return 20-24 April 2022

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    GET READY TO SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL! PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2022 The King may have left the building for a short while, but things are revving up in Central West NSW with Parkes Elvis Festival set to return 20-24 April 2022, jam-packed with a program of rockin’ n’ rollin’ fun. The King-sized program is filled with more than 200 Elvis and speedway inspired events, including much-loved festival favourites Northparkes Mines Street Parade, Renewal of V...
 

15.11.2021 | Editor's blog

Highlights from Hybrid Ventana Sur 2021

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  Ventana Sur, the leading Latin American IP market organized by INCAA and Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, will run from Nov 29 to Dec 3 in its new venue in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Centro Cultural Kirchner. With more than 50% of the population vaccinated, the reopening of borders and the nation's successful health and safety protocols, which resulted in the Covid rate declining every day, Ventana Sur will give the long-awaited opportunities to pr...
 

15.11.2021 | Editor's blog

Sundance Fest from Coast to Coast via Satellite

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For 2022, Sundance is teaming up again, for the second time, with arthouse cinemas around the country to bring exciting Festival features directly into local communities, along with custom programming. See where this year’s Satellite Screens are landing: Onto the Details 2022 Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screens a/perture cinema Winston-Salem, North Carolina ...
 

13.11.2021 | Sundance's blog

VIDEO: The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Warm-Up Trailer

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The 2022 Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning on joining us in snow-covered Park City or logging on from the comfort of your couch in January, it’s time to start getting into the Festival spirit. Begin planning your Festival experience now on our newly relaunched website, where you’ll find information on ticketing options, COVID-19 precautions, technical requirements for online screenings, and so much more. Go now: festival.sundance.org ...
 

13.11.2021 | Sundance's blog

Going emotional about Sundance: Filmmakers share their past festival memories

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  In anticipation of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, unspooling online and in person January 20–30, Sundance Institute shared stories from award-winning filmmakers Kirsten Johnson, Yance Ford, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, and Nicole Holofcener, who told us all about their adventures at the Sundance Film Festival.  Kirsten Johnson (left) with her dad Yance Ford:  “I remember the house was packed. My family was all there — all these people that I respected,...
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Lineup includes 138 standout, original and compelling films from 67 countries alongside a wave of Saudi films from talent shaping the Kingdom’s filmmaking culture The First Edition will open with Cyrano directed by Joe Wright and close with Bara El Manhag directed by Amr Salama The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) in partnership with VOX Cinemas, MBC GROUP and Saudia Airlines  unveiled the programme for its first edition, which will run from 6-15 December i...
 

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Best for Fests: Hot Money - Susan Kucera Biography

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Susan Kucera has been working in film since her youth, first as a camera assistant studying the Athabasca Glacier creating educational short films with her father, Glaciologist, Dr.Richard Kucera, for Encyclopedia Britannica Film Corporation, then as a screenwriter and director of documentaries.   She produced, wrote, directed, and filmed Trading on Thin Air starring Nation Magazine’s Alex Cockburn (2009). She wrote, filmed, directed, edited, and co-produced ...
 

 

Matt Tranchin Joins EarthX

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Fest director Nora Armani leaps Back on the Couch to take fans on a magical journey of self-discovery

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Back on the Couch with Nora Armani presented on November 21st, 4:30 PM as part of the 12th UnitedSolo Theatre Festival on Theatre Row in New York City. Nora is SR Socially Relevant Film Festival founder and a regular partne of filmfestivals.com we wish her much success in that new fun enterprise.   Back on the Couch with Nora Armani - UnitedSolo   This funny and poignant tour-de-force, written and performed by Nora Arm...
 

19.11.2021 | Editor's blog

VIDEO: Mastering The Film Festival Circuit with festival expert Bruno Chatelin

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Bruno Chatelin has been entertaining very close links with the festival community in the past 30 years on the circuit , first as marketing director and General manager in France for Sony and Fox (UGC FOX Distribution), then co founder of filmfestivals.com and Major Buzz Factory consulting boutique. Some of his recent interviews. Full Bio. He has struck partnerships with most of the key festivals and markets. Check the most recent ones Cannes, AFM, Venice, Tallinn... Named Advi...
 

14.11.2021 | Editor's blog

Bruno Chatelin, filmfestivals.com co founder, returns as jury and partner of Your Script Produced! ...EarthX just announced a new Senior Vice President of Impact, Matt Tranchin. He joins the EarthX family with the goal of developing year-round campaigns, partnerships, and programming that establishes Dallas as a global hub of environmental leadership and advocacy, while also amplifying locally-led initiatives. Previously, he served in the Obama Administration as the National Service Liaison in the White House Office of Public Engagement, overseeing outreach to non-profits, foundations, an...
 

 

17 students voted by the Academy as winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards®

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  Virtual Program Hosted by Amandla Stenberg, with Pete Docter, Asghar Farhadi, Marielle Heller and Nanfu Wang to Present The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students as winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards® competition.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards in the seven award categories will be presented by Oscar®-winning filmmaker and 1992 Student Academy Award® winner Pete Docter, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and film...
 

 

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival competition programs have begun

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  The Official Selection and First Feature Competition programs are heating up at the 25th edition of PÖFF The festival’s main competition programme contains seven world premieres, ten international premieres and two European premieres. Nineteen films will be screened in competition, with three films out of competition. It’s a packed lineup featuring a couple of legends, a raft of returning Black Nights favourites and several soon-to-be-s...
 

C’MON C’MON is a black-and-white gem from Director Mike Mills, Joaquin Phoenix and cast

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Writer-director Mike Mills’ black-and-white film C’MON C’MON is a gorgeous essay on parenting starring Joaquin Phoenix in a role as Johnny, uncle to Jesse (Woody Norman) whose mother Viv (Gaby Hoffmann) is facing down a mental health challenge with the boy’s father, her ex-husband Paul (Scoot McNairy). This is one of the most poetic releases of the year, a showcase for all involved, as complex layers build throughout the...
 

18.11.2021 | Quendrith Johnson's blog

The Death of My Two Fathers. Interview with Director/Writer/Producer Sol Guy

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  Q:  Tell us about the title of your film?   A:  Great question- It’s almost something I need to explain because when people ask me what’s your movie called, and I say The Death of My Two Fathers”… they kind of lean away.  The title truthfully is like a lot of things…it emerged late while in the process of making this documentary.  It was all a journey toward excepting loss and death. A lot of this film is very personal and t...
 

18.11.2021 | Claire Varney's blog

Next Generation section line up at Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF)

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The Red Sea: Next Generation section will celebrate extraordinary films for younger audiences, amongst a wider program of activities and events for young people The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), which will have its inaugural edition from 6-15 December, is today announcing the five feature films and selection of shorts that will comprise the Red Sea: Next Generation section. Red Sea: Next Generation celebrates the most exciting releases for younger audiences, shining a s...
 

The Wife Of A Spy-Kiyoshi Kurosawa's wartime thriller

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Reviewed by Robin Menken Making the most of a TV budget, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s wartime espionage-melodrama Wife of a Spy won the 2020 Silver Lion at the Venice film festival. Kurosawa (To the Ends of the Earth) who started on low budget Yakuza films, went on to direct thrillers after a scholarship to the Sundance Institute. But it was his prescient J-techno-horror film Pulse, and J-horror titles Cure, Creepy and The Grudge that represent how International aud...

Two new docs from the director of Living in the Future's Past : Susan Kucera returns on the festival circuit

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12TH HOUR narrated by David Morse Documentary by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past) USA July 2021 51 minutes 48 seconds Much of our population currently lives with hopeful delusions about climate change. These delusions, many of which are built in by evolution, hamper our ability to meaningfully address the problem. Our brains evolved to solve short-term challenges for our survival. Climate change is a long-term challenge to our survival. Can we ...
 

 

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Winning shorts from the 20th MIAMIsFF

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Here are the winning shorts from the 20th MIAMIsFF! If you weren't able to make the festival but want to watch all of this year's official selections, including the winners, then check out the 2021 Virtual Festival! Streaming now through 11/30 - you can get an All-Access Virtual Pass for just $29.99 and enjoy this year's best shorts from the comfort of your home! Individual programs also available to stream. GET A VIRTUAL ALL-ACCESS PASS   &...
 

19.11.2021 | AwardsWatch's blog

Arlington Film Festival Winners

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       A WRAP-UP of AIFF 2021           The Power...
 

19.11.2021 | AwardsWatch's blog

The 2021 Sydney FF Audience Award for Best Feature goes to the captivating French comedy Beautiful Minds

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THE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS ARE...   The Audience Awards are SFF's people's choice awards, and the winners reflect the most popular films at the Festival as voted by you!  The 2021 Audience Award for Best Feature goes to the captivating French comedy Beautiful Minds. AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE 1st Beautiful Min...
 

19.11.2021 | AwardsWatch's blog

The 68th Sydney Film Festival wrapped on Sunday 14 November with Awards

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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARDS ANNOUNCED   The 68th Sydney Film Festival wrapped on Sunday 14 November with the Australian Premiere of Wes Anderson’s comedy-drama The French Dispatch at the State Theatre. Today the Festival announced the Audience Awards, the people’s votes for top five features and documentaries. Top voted narrative feature is Beautiful Minds directed by Bernard Campan and Alexandre Jollien and top documentary is Blind Ambition directed by Robert Coe ...
 

19.11.2021 | AwardsWatch's blog

Evolution Mallorca Filmfestival award winners announced

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      Congratulations to all Filmmakers, We have broken all records! Over 4500 guests in Mallorca, over 10,000 views on the streaming platform Filmin.es.  EMIFF 2021 was a great success thanks to all of you!  Let's get started on EMIFF2022!       ...

 

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Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
April 19-23, 2022 

November 19 Regular Deadline   

December 10, 2021 Late Deadline

December 31, 2021Extended Deadline

The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival his now one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine. 
  
Our judging panel includes judges from all walks of life because it is important to have a broad spectrum of perspectives.  
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by politics. 
The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology. 

 

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20th Garden State Film Festival 
March 23 - 27, 2022 

Waiver codes only

The Garden State Film Festival is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®.

The Garden State Film Festival [GSFF] is a global destination festival that enhances the quality of life in New Jersey by stimulating economic growth through the arts (over 9 million), investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to undeserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

(GSFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.

GSFF was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

Founded to celebrate the independent film genre, The Garden State Film Festival, a not for profit organization, offers independent filmmakers the chance to exhibit their work and gives New Jersey audiences a chance to experience new, cultural, and artistic endeavors through the medium of film.

See you at the movies!

Asbury Park, New Jersey - USA      March 23 – 27, 2022

 
November 12, 2021  Late Deadline

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Fantasporto 42

April 1-10, 2022

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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 info@fantasporto.com 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

 

Main entry deadline  December 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 - www.worldfest.org, or via FilmFreeway.com - 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 December 3, 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: www.worldtrailerawards.net

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
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Regular Deadline  December 31, 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.

ALL GENRES / SUB GENRES ACCEPTED!

Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.

ACCEPTING:  FEATURES  /   PILOTS  /  SHORTS / DOCUMENTARIES!

OVER $500,000.00 IN PRODUCTION BUDGETS - CASH - AWARDS -PRIZES

Official website page, visit:
www.YourScriptProduced.com

 

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

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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):
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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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HOT MONEY by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark and his son Wes Clark Jr. take us on a journey through the complicated realities of our financial system and its profound exposure to climate change. Hot Money outs the whole game, the whole charade, the whole crapshoot of the money system with all the humor and intelligence of a New Yorker cartoon. Combined with the wisdom of international business experts and academics, Hot Money is rich with historical context. It severs the knot of economic and political forces that may lead to societal collapse.

 

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12TH HOUR narrated by David Morse

Documentary by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

USA July 2021 51 minutes 48 seconds

Much of our population currently lives with hopeful delusions about climate change. These delusions, many of which are built in by evolution, hamper our ability to meaningfully address the problem.

Our brains evolved to solve short-term challenges for our survival. Climate change is a long-term challenge to our survival. Can we bridge the gap between these modes of thinking?

Emmy-nominated actor David Morse narrates the brutally honest 12th hour with insight from noted evolutionary biologists, climate scientists, cognitive researchers and psychologists.

Visionary thinkers like Peter Russell, Dr. Paul Piff, Dr. Kari Norgaard and dozens of the brightest minds in academia lay out an unflinching look at mankind: our past, our abilities, our shortcomings and what may be humankind's final destination.

If we have any hope to survive the changes we’ve locked in to our climate, we need to be honest with ourselves and our limitations. The 12th Hour lays out our biases so that we may overcome them.

 

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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

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"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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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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BLUE MOTEL Award winning script by Ted Campbell
Feature film in production by Doval Bacall Films

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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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SAVING NORTH - A RUSSIAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by J Mitchell Johnson
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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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