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Five-Minute Standing Ovation For Documentary FOR SAMA

  Last night, the documentary film For Sama, received a five-minute standing ovation. The film documents the life of Waad Al-Kateab and her husband, Hamza Al-Kateab as they fight for their freedom during the Syrian revolution. It covers the revolution from when it started at the University of Aleppo to when it ended and how both Waad and Hamza fight to save lives at the hospital they created together. The film is a love letter to their daughter, Sama, who was born during the revoluti...

One month til Regular Deadline ends

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Hey Everyone, so our regular deadline is a month away, so don't delay, get your film in before June 15th!  www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com  Frank Festival Director ...

Bottom in de Road

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Set in rural and urban Trinidad, from Port-of-Spain to Princes Town, on beaches and boats, on streets and in markets, Bottom in De Road is truly a Caribbean film because it explodes with Caribbean scenery and in highlighting Carnival it is situated firmly within Trinidad’s ‘wining culture’, making use of Caribbean rhythms, scenery, language and people. This documentary film is based firmly on the Afro-Caribbean man’s cultural fascination with the female bottom – a...

The Madonna Murti

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Where else in the world is black beautiful, baffling and brings together East and West? In South Trinidad at the Siparia Roman Catholic Church in that “city of sand”, a black female statue venerated by Catholics as the Virgin Mary and worshipped by Hindus as a black Hindu Goddess does just that! To Catholics who follow her in street processions, the statue is known as “La Divina Pastora”, the Divine Shepherdess - to Hindus who charawe her by touching her arms and feet, sh...

Shouters and the "Control Freak" Empire - A Century Beyond Prohibition

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Shouters and the ‘control freak’ Empire questions power and social control through exposing the central conflict between Euro-centric and Afro-centric religions. Through the emergence and Prohibition of the Shouter Baptist religion in Trinidad & Tobago, this 28-minute documentary reveals how power, disguised as Prohibition laws instituted by the colonial government, attempted to legislate against a belief system. Yet despite prosecution, the letter of the law could not legislate ...

The Madonna Murti

The Madonna Murti is a documentary film that utilizes narrative, drama, illustrations and song to tell the tale of a statue who offers health, hope, help and happiness to those who come to her most in need of it. Produced by: LRS Productions Ltd.

Last Chance to Catch #Tribeca2019!

NEW YORK, NY:  Mustafa ÖNDER It's your last chance to catch #Tribeca2019!  There are still plenty of opportunities to see some amazing new films and events before It wrap up Sunday.  This year's Festival included 113 feature-length films, 63 short films, and 33 immersive storytelling projects representing 44 countries. Screenings of the award-winning films will take place throughout the final day of the Festival, Sunday, May 5th, at various venues. ...

Revised Entry options

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Hello Film Makers, due to an overwhelming number of requests for us to accept feature length films we have decided to do just that!  Below are the new deadline dates and fees for our upcoming festival... submit away!!!     Forty and Over Film Festival (hereafter: “FOFF”) competition is open to the United States and International entries to writers or directors 40 years of age and over only. All other participants (i.e. actors, crew, producers, etc.) c...

Introducing Summer Hill Entertainment latest documentary sensation "Remember the Sultana"

  They had survived the horrors of the US Civil War and the POW camps. Over 2000 Union soldiers were crammed aboard the steamboat Sultana, heading home. But graft, greed, overcrowding, a poorly maintained boat, and a swollen Mississippi River conspired to create disaster. On April 27, 1865, exploding boilers caused the US's worst maritime disaster. It's time to Remember the Sultana. Genre: Documentary Come See Us in Cannes! 13-21 May, 2019 – Booth: Marina Club/Riv...

2019 Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

    NEW YORK, NY:  Mustafa ÖNDER   The Tribeca Film Festival will kicks off April 24 with the world premiere of HBO documentary “The Apollo” at the iconic Harlem venue. The documentary by director Roger Ross Williams follows the history of the Apollo, and includes new interviews with Patti LaBelle, Pharrell Williams, Smokey Robinson and Jamie Foxx. It also tracks a new production of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “B...

Festival Lineup Announced & Tickets on Sale for 14th South East European Film Festival

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14th South East European Film Festival: May 1-8, 2019 in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills   The 14th edition of SEEfest, running May 1-8, 2019, features 56 films from 18 countries, including 13 narrative features, 7 documentary features, 6 shorts programs, a Sci-Fi side-bar with 2 features and a shorts program, and a Business of Film Conference about data in the film industry. This year the festival will explore theme of cinematic audacity by drawing attention to South East European ...

Women in Film Panel!

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Join us for our Women in Film Panel on May 9th at 7:15 PM! We have an incredible line-up of panelists including Jan Eliasberg, Jenifer Westphal, Danelle Eliav, and Afia Nathaniel!This year's panel takes place at the Helen Mills Theater. For more info and tickets visit our website: https://www.nycindieff.com/event/women-in-film-panel ...

Call for Entries

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[english below] [PT] O Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português tem sido, desde 1988, um dos principais referentes no panorama cinematográfico nacional. Apresentando-se como o único festival dedicado ao cinema português em todas as suas vertentes (projetos finais de escolas de cinema, animação, documentário, curta-metragem e longa-metragem), mostra-se como a derradeira montra das obras cinematográficas que anualmente são p...

American Documentary Film Fund

In addition to our annual 7-day film festival, we are proud to share the American Documentary Film Fund with independent American filmmakers who will participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works in progress.  An amount up to $50,000 may be awarded or distributed in any given year.  (View our past Film Fund winners.) ​ A panel of film industry professionals will review a select group of documentary filmmaker projects for...

10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival Tickets!

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The 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival is happening May 5 - 12!   We have an INCREDIBLE line-up on Indie Films this year. From inspiring docs to experimental shorts to hilarious comedies! Truly something for every indie film lover!    Get tickets today! For updates on our amazing selections follow us on social! Facebook Twitter  Instagram ...

Regular Deadline June 20, 2019

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Hey Film Festival filmmakers, So we are now in our Regular Entry phase that ends June 20, 2019 and couldn't be more thrilled about the stories coming in from writers and directors 40 and over.... such life experience and fascinating films we're getting!  Keep 'em coming please! So exciting!!  https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival All genres welcome. A film festival that is actually a festival of films!  No Categories, so your chances increase exponentiall...

3rd Doc Day: Focus on Documentary filmmaking at the Market : May 21

As part of the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes,  the 3rd Doc Day will be held on Tuesday, May 21, and will offer a full day of thematic conferences and masterclasses bringing together leading documentary filmmakers selected in Cannes and key experts from the documentary industry.     Every year, Doc Day is an opportunity to take a step back and reflect on the documentary genre, both in terms of industry and as a form of cinematographic...

Early Deadline tomorrow March 15th

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Hey Film Makers, Writers and Directors, So tomorrow is the Early Deadline for our Forty and Over Film Festival and just wanted to give a shoutout to everyone to get their films in before the fee goes up. We are so excited to see the amazing films coming in so far and can't wait to see what else is out there!   www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com    Good luck everyone!! Frank Festival Director ...

First highlights of DOK.fest München: announcing jury, focus on the works of Heddy Honigmann...

This year's first festival highlights reveal the jury members of the German Documentary Film Music Award 2019 and a focus on the works of Dutch filmmaker Heddy Honigmann as part of the 2019 retrospective. Moreover, we welcome the   DOK.education, in cooperation with the Globate platform, is organising a media competence day on the subject of social media and globalisation, to which we cordially invite all school classes. The film THE CLEANERS will be shown, followed by a film ta...

The 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival sheds light to the global phenomenon of bureaucracy

“The Paper Chase” tribute   Bureaucracy (noun): a system for controlling or managing a country, company, or organization that is operated by a large number of officials employed to follow rules carefully // complicated rules, processes, and written work that make it hard to get something done   The perplexing structures of bureaucracy do not differ much from one...

Loving all the entries!

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Hey Film Makers, As our Early Deadline approaches on March 15th just wanted to say how happy we are with all the entries we are receiving thus far!  Such great storytelling and fantastic work on the screen!  Keep 'em coming and take advantage of the Early Bird discount of $35 dollars...   Frank Festival Director  www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com  https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival ...

Submit your film to the International Thai Film Festival 2019!

Submit your short film, feature film or music video to the International Thai Film Festival 2019! Submit your production via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/thaifilmfest Submit your production via FestHome: https://festhome.com/f/3906 Submit your production via Withoutabox: https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=17485 ITFF Website: https://www.thaif

Get Tickets to NYC Short Documentary and Short Comedy Festivals!

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On March 24th, 2019 we have two exciting festivals for you!    Check out the NYC Short Documentary Film Festival and the NYC Short Comedy Film Festival!  The NYC Short Doc Fest will take place first from 12 - 4 pm. For info on featured films and ticket prices visit our website.  The NYC Short Comedy Fest is next from 4 - 8pm. Visit the website for film details and tickets!  Both take place at the Producers Club! We hope to see you there.  ...

Storytellers over 40

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Hey filmmakers So recently I had a conversation with a long time cinematographer who asked me what specific types of films we wanted for our Forty and Over Film Festival... and since we are open to all genres I would suggest the following wish list....  If your film Preaches, then we'd love for it to Inspire.  If yours Documents, then we'd love for it to Educate. And if your film is Fictional, then we hope it Entertains.  Our festival is looking for the best quality films...
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