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2012 OFF de Cannes' Awards Ceremony

OFF de Cannes, 2012   In Cannes, since 2005, the OFF DE CANNES ceremony to discover and reward the talents of tomorrow, during the Cannes Film Festival. Created in 2011 by Alain ZIRAH and Anne GOMIS, THE INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM CONTEST (7 CATEGORY) is organized on the OFF DE CANNES official website : and Facebook Group Les Off de Cannes. Thanks to this contest on the web, OFF DE CANNES complement the International Film Festival with a rejuvena...

Benefit Dinner at the beautiful Villa Nocturne hosted by IEFTA President Marco Orsini

Three talented young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience when they spent a week in Monte Carlo and at the Cannes Film Festival, attending film screenings and premieres, participating in meetings, workshops, and seminars, and being feted at dinners and parties, and presenting their own work. Filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui and Yidnekachew Shumete, are participants of an educ

Once Mars is colonized

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

Once Mars is colonized

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

The Leap Into The Void

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
 Now or never


Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
NYC june 13 2008

Belle présence française au festival de Rome

Le Festival International de Rome se tiendra du 29 Octobre  au 5 Novembre.    Le jury sera présidé par Sergio Castellitto il sera entouré par Natalia Aspesi (journaliste), Ulu Grosbard (metteur en scène de Falling in Love, True Confessions), , Patrick McGrath ( scénariste d' Asylum et Spider), director Edgar Reitz (réalsiateur de Heimat), et Olga Sviblova(directrice du Multimedial Art Museum de Moscou).   La cinquième édition ouvrira avec Last Night : Un fi...

Le 5ème festival de Rome aux couleurs françaises

Le Festival International de Rome se tiendra du 29 Octobre au 5 Novembre. Le jury sera présidé par Sergio Castellitto il sera entouré par Natalia Aspesi (journaliste), Ulu Grosbard (metteur en scène de Falling in Love, True Confessions), , Patrick McGrath ( scénariste d’ Asylum et Spider), director Edgar Reitz (réalsiateur de Heimat), et Olga Sviblova(directrice du Multimedial Art Museum de Moscou). La cinquième édition ouvrira avec Last Night : Un film de Massy Tadjedin, USA - Franc...

Imaging the Future au festival du film fantastique de Neuchâtel

Le jeudi 8 juillet, en marge du festival du film fantastique de Neuchâtel, dans le cadre du symposium Imaging the Future, plusieurs conférences, discussions et projections sont consacrées à la production et à l’esthétique des effets visuels filmiques. Une occasion d’approfondir vos connaissances de ce domaine important de la création filmique contemporaine avec des professionnels internationaux. Programme 09.45 : THE WETA TOUCH: DESIGNING AVATAR AND DISTRICT 9 Stereo Compositin...

les prix du European Spiritual Film Festival

La soirée de clôture, remise des prix et projection des films primés s'est tenue à Paris, au «Comptoir Général». Les membres du Jury et invités ont remis les prix pour chaque catégorie :      La soirée de clôture, remise des prix et projection des films primés s’est tenue le samedi 28 mars 2010 à Paris, au «Comptoir Général». Les membres du Jury et invités o...


Director: Eric GUERET.
Looking at the cases of France, Germany, the United States and Russia, this scientific and political report explores the taboo subject of nuclear power, particularly the darkest aspects of the latter. Nuclear power is not without risks, its Achilles heel being nuclear waste.People are afraid of it, scientists cannot find an acceptable solution to the problem, industry companies are trying to reassure us and politicians avoid talking about it altogether. But what do we really know about nuclear waste ? How can people have a clear vision of something that has always been shrouded in secrecy ? In seeking “the truth about waste”, this film aims to provide, for the very first time, the keys to understanding the choices which weigh heavily on the future of humanity.


Director: Marie-Monique ROBIN.
Since its beginnings in 1901, the Monsanto empire has been built upon on the manufacture of chemical products that have ended up being banned from the market. Every time, the multinational has lied, hidden or doctored studies that demonstrate the harmfulness of its products. It has had proceedings brought against it and been ordered to pay hefty fines, but that has not stopped its irresistible ascension. Today, it is the world leader in GMO production.  The transgenic seeds it markets are resistant to the powerful herbicide, Roundup, its landmark product for twenty years. An investigation into the Saint Louis “giant” and the recent developments it has made in biotechnology and seed control.


Director: Jihan EL TAHRI .
An untold story about the cold war on the African continent, or the defeat of an ideal, internationalism, which Cuban guerrillas failed to defend. In Africa, in the early '60s, four adversaries with conflicting interests face off: the Soviets want to expand their influence; the United States intend to appropriate the continent's natural riches; the former empires seek to revive their shaky colonial power; and the young nations defend their newly-won independence, armed with an ideal: internationalism. African revolutionaries like Patrice Lumumba, Amilcar Cabral and Agostinho Neto call on Cuban guerrillas to help them in their struggle, and Fidel Castro's men will play a central role on the continent, from Che Guevara's tragicomic epic in the Congo up to the triumph of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola. This film relates a largely untold story, going from 1961 to 1989, with archives and interviews to back it up.

Green Lifestyle Film Festival

The next  Green Lifestyle Film Festival ( GLFF), which is an international, non profit event , will be held at UCLA’s James Bridges Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA   from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st March 2010.

All submissions must be made by the 31st December 2009.On Friday, 19th March 2010, we begin with a Press Conference ( by invitation only)  at 3pm, and then we open to the public at 5pm with a Green Carpet followed by a reception featuring top living foods gourmet green chefs, then into the theatre with Q&A with the film makers after watching trailers of their films. Live music, live food demos, entertainers on the outdoors stage, lots of prizes and dancing, booths to inspire creative and evolutionary choices, abound in the Free Outdoors Arena all weekend long as the films are being shown in the theatre . This all culminates with a Gala Awards Dinner & Ceremony on Sunday night , the 21st March,  in Hollywood. Please see our website for details: Phone 310-854-2078/310-928-7689

La Compétition Européenne à Arras

Le Festival International du Film d'Arras lance sa première compétition européenne avec une sélection de 9 titres inédits en France en lice pour l'Atlas d'or du meilleur film. Découvrez la sélection ci-dessous. Ces films seront projetés entre le 12 et le 15 novembre. Ils concourent pour 4 prix et 21.000 euros de dotation (dont 14.000 en aide à la distribution). European competition : a selection of nine previously-unreleased long feature films will compete for the Awards, financially...


Director: Nicolas Zappi.
As soon as he begins his first day of trainee as a mortician, Vincent, twenty years old young quit the job, overhelmed by the sophisticated techniques used on the dead bodies and overall by the strange methods of his boss. Getting out the funeral home with his pay of the day, Vincent cross an angel : Iris a young prostitute. After touching death, he’ll touch life… More than a sexual and emotional affair, the meeting is an immediate and reciprocal « coup de foudre »… To continue this paying lovestory, Vincent finally take his job back…
Without love, life isn’t worth to be lived. Death neather by the way…

NSWCFF Highlights the Napa Film Program

  The 23rd Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival continues Sept 24th - 27th in select venues in select venues in downtown Napa. See nearly 50 films taking you to many different countries! Tickets are available along with a complete NSWCFF program schedule online at, by phone at 707.935.3456 or at the venue the day of show. Program is subject to change. There are...


Director: Susan Everett.
“Hello Mum. My name’s Alison. Born on the sixth of June, twenty eight years ago. But you know that already, don’t you?” Grieving the death of her adoptive mother, Alison tries to track down her natural mother to find a replacement ‘mum’. She sends out a videotape as an introduction.

Charleston Film Festival

The Terrace Theaters of Charleston, SC are please to announce The Charleston Film Festival. The Charleston Film Festival brings the best of local and national films to the Charleston community. It has two locations, one on the Charleston Harbor, and the other in James Island. Scheduled for March 11-14 2009, the Charleston Film Festival will bring film makers and film lovers in a three day celebration of the art form. Three educational talks are planned, as well as and after-festival gala and an awards ceremony. For more information, please see

Annual Charleston International Film Festival

The 5th Annual Charleston International Film Festival will be April 11th-15th, 2012. All movie screenings will be at the Cinebarre Mt Pleasant (part of the Regal Group) and the classic original American Theater in historic downtown Charleston, SC.  Features, shorts, documentaries and animations will be shown from local, national and international filmmakers.  There will also be a screenplay competition.  Enjoy the nightly sponsored after parties and deal making opportunities, seminars, workshops and special events. Charleston International Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, created to bring people together through the art and science of film. Please go to or email for more information.

Lost in New Mexico: the strange tale of Susan Hero

Director: Jason Rosette.
In a desert town somewhere in the Southwest United States, a young woman seeks a renegade animal cloning expert who claims he can bring her recently deceased daughter back to life.

Accompanied by her illegal immigrant companion, Javier Apollinaire, Susan steals some cash and embarks on a secret journey in order to meet the Doctor and begin the procedure.

But can he really do it? Can she even find him?

Enter new, green, bumbling federal agent Carl Wisconsin. Carl’s very first assignment is to track Susan in order to find the elusive Doctor and take him down for his illegal activities.

Meanwhile, a struggling Native American potter named Lonnie is on his own mission: he needs to some raise desperately needed tuition money to send his daughter to college, after her financial aid unexpectedly falls through.

Ultimately, these disparate characters and stories cross paths at one critical moment, and their lives are forever changed as a result. Fest 103 - Shorts Contest PRESS RELEASE QUICKFEST ANNOUNCED NEW CONTEST – SHOOT A COMMERCIAL - FEST 103 Los Angeles, CA – has partnered with a premier water company for it’s next film festival where filmmakers will submit their take on a 30 or 60 second spot. A winner will be selected from a panel of judges that include a representative from the water company along with a commercial direction. Having just wrapped it’s successful Quickfest 102 - Horror Fest, Quickfest is excited to bring a new type of filmmaking event to the filmmaking community. The commercial contest, Quickfest 103, will begin July 24, 2009 at noon Pacific Standard Tim when registered filmmakers will learn the name of the water company and be provided with artwork as part of the critical elements list. Competing filmmakers will then have 10 days to complete and upload their spot (or spots) by the end of the festival on August 2, 2009. The winning commercial will be announced one week after the end of the contest and the winning commercial will have a chance to be broadcast and as well as additional prizes to be announced as the event unfolds. Entries will be accepted either 30 or 60 second length. In the coming weeks the judges for the event will be announced along with other details and special surprises. “We are excited to be bringing on a company that is excited to tap into the creativity of the Quickfest audience” said Greg Zekowski, Quickfest’s Festival Director. Mr. Zekowski adds that “like all commercial shoots, the company has high expectations after seeing the great entries for the recent horror fest”. To enter or get on the Quickfest mail list, go to and register. The winning films of our past festivals can also be seen here, or at Quickfest’s YouTube channel at About Quickfest: Quickfest ( is a unique Film Festival founded by Filmmakers. Quickfest events occur online and are open to Filmmakers around the world with competitions in various formats and genres. Quickfest reaches out to creative people everywhere, featuring the work of film industry professionals and amateurs with a passion for telling a story. For more information, contact Festival Director, Greg Zekowski at and follow Quickfest at twitter

I'm Alfredo Torrisi

Director: Giuseppe Scavo.
The freelance reporter Alfredo Torrisi is exploring a war zone with his assistant. When Alfredo is in front of his camera for his report , he steps on a mine and gets trapped on it. Alfredo asks to his assistant to go search help. When Alfredo is alone, he looks at the camera and realizes that it’s shooting…



You are welcome to submit. MONO NO AWARE is open to any person or group of persons making work incorporating Super8 or 16mm film format as part of that presentation. For example: blending film & theater performance, musicians creating a visual experience for their sound, & experimental filmmakers working with story tellers. Entries will only be accepted on Super8 or 16mm film. FILM ONLY. No Digital Video. Part of our purpose in having this gathering is to put an emphasis on the cinematic experience. Film & video are so easily accessible, you can watch something on a website, television, a home projector, or even your cell phone. For some filmmakers those vehicles are copies of the original artwork, each one degraded by its format. We believe there is a magic in seeing the film as a print. There is a presence a poet has reading his/her own writing. There is a feeling that resonates in your chest when you see a band live. For these reasons we are encouraging live music, performance, and audio to expand the cinematic experience beyond the screen. We ask that in the spirit of the festival you not video or create copies of your performance. Some participants have gone as far as to destroy the work after its first run at the event. Embrace the film medium. Cut & splice found footage you picked up at a yard sale. Take all your unused footage from an old project and create something new with the unused scenes. Spend 50 bucks to shoot & process 100 feet of 16mm & make a 3 minute masterpiece with a friend's Bolex. Paint on the film surface. Go on eBay and pick up a dozen old reels for ten bucks. Run 10 projectors at once on a single screen. Splice, dice, paste, shoot, and do it all over again. Create visual poetry, colorful abstractions, a comedic narrative, a cinematic comet that will light up the space for several minutes and live in the minds of those there to see it in its pure state. While it's there, fill the audience's ears with a score nothing short of sonorous.