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Homo Sapiens Cyborg - Submission to ÉCU 2013 (Trailer)

Will humans ever evolve again? Sophie sees beyond appearances. Here life is complex. The relationship with the people around here is nonexistent. It is during a cold night of winter that here life changes drastically. The extraordinary meeting with a superior being unleashed an endless pursuit that will create the myth of Homo Sapiens Cyborg.   Director Biography (English): Stefano Mosimann was born in Sorengo, Swi ...

Interview with Mexican actor Harold Torres for La Cebra (Zebra)

  Two bandits mistake a zebra for an American horse while looking to align themselves with Álvaro Obregón's troops. Trailer for La Cebra, The Zebra

Much More Than a Script Competition Finalists

ÉCU is proud to announce the scripts that have been shortlisted for our “Much More Than A Script Competition 2012”. We have selected screenplays from two categories: feature film and short film. Congratulations to: Feature Film Scripts: Das Mädchen im Kokon – Katja Blaser & Wolfgang Weigl Sole – Allee Pitaccio Touch – Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan Gibran – Grace Shalhoub Yazbek Time of the Snikers – Maksymilian Nowicki Short Film Scripts: Caba...

Danio Rerio (Improve The Zebrafish)

Director: GWeil.
The Danio rerio (zebrafish) is in India. It is usually used in keeping tropical fish and in laboratory, it serves as model body there. The Yorktown Technologie company manipulated genetically Danio rerio sold under the name of GloFish. This not natural animal is very alive, it is a commercial success... Experimental Movie, the images of which were got back here and there. There is no recording realized specifically for this project. Le poisson-zèbre (Danio rerio) se trouve en Inde. Il est couramment utilisé en aquariophilie et en laboratoire, il y sert d'organisme modèle. La société Yorktown Technologie a manipulé génétiquement un Danio rerio vendu sous le nom de GloFish. Cet animal non naturel est bien vivant, c'est un succès commercial... Film expérimental, dont les images ont été récupérées de ci de là, il n'y a aucune prise de vue réalisée spécifiquement pour ce projet.

Samoyeds on the Red Carpet - officially accredited seeing eye dogs! BRAVO!

Good morning:  I am still in Orient on the Norh Fork watching Hallock's Bay.  There is a chill in th air and I am a little tired.  However, stlll working here.  I am so proud of Julia de Cadenet, my partner for bringing her Samoyeds and getting them accredited by the Marche du Film for the festival as official guide dogs.  They are two beautiful and loved dogs.  I can't wait to get to the sun.  I am working on it.  I need to work now and i will come back later.  Aga...

“Pollen” opens the 28th Festival International du Film D’Environment in Paris!

It was an inspiring evening for the environment here in Paris last night. Louie Schwartzberg’s beautiful film “Pollen” (In English “Hidden Beauty – A Love Story that Feeds the Earth”) about the life-sustaining relationship between flowers and bees, butterflies, bats and birds is not onlya pleasure to watch but educational for all ages. I was not the only one captivated by the film – at the following party, we discussed how refreshing it was to truly enjoy, learn and ...

Kick-off Announcement: 1st International Bat Film Festival

Event: 1st Annual International Bat Film Festival (IBFF) & Awards - 2011   Sponsors: Consortium of US Bat Wildlife Rehabilitators * additional details to follow Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011 Time: 9AM to 10PM Location: Explorer’s Club NYC Email: or batinfo@batfilmfest.comAwards from the prestigious Explorers Club will be given to entries in the following categories:  Best bat sho...

New Review for 'Lost in New Mexico' from Moving Arts Journal

Lost in New Mexico: The Strange Tale of Susan Hero (2009) ByEric M. Armstrong -- Published on Jul 4th, 2010 and filed under Film Reviews, Indie. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry Jason Rosette’s no-budget tale of desolation, desperation and loss subtly weaves together the disparate lives of a group of struggling Southwesterners in “Lost in New Mexico.” Susan (Drea Pressley), grie...

Un Certain Regard: Octubre by Daniel Vega

Synopsis: Clemente, an extremely quiet pawnbroker, is Sofia’s hope to avoid solitude. Being his neighbor and a single woman, she spends her days as an October worshipper of the Lord of the Miracles. One day, Clemente is left with a newborn baby. While he looks for the baby’s mother, a prostitute, Sofia joyfully starts taking care of this baby in Clemente’s house. Clemente will thus discover emotional attachments he never had. Trailer ...

Bio:Fiction Science, Art and Filmfestival, Vienna

The 1st Bio:Fiction Science, Art & Filmfestival aims at attracting public awareness to synthetic biology and its ramifications for our daily life in the future.


Synthetic biology is the design and construction of new biological systems not found in nature. Synthetic biology aims at creating new forms of life for practical purposes. By applying engineering principles to biology scientists will be able to design life forms much different from breeding or traditional genetic engineering.


We want to encourage filmmakers to share their cinematic visions of a present or future society shaped by synthetic biology. What is your view on a world living with synthetic life forms? Your approach is up to you - the filmmaker, scientists or artist - the entries can be on science, fiction, or science fiction. We welcome regular short film, animation or documentary film. The main criteria is that synthetic biology has to be reflected somehow in the work, but how you do it is up to you.


Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:


Bio:Fiction Award – Short Fiction

Bio:Fiction Award – Documentary Film

Bio:Fiction Award - Animation

Online-Audience Award

Special Award of the Jury

(the prize money in each category will be announced soon)


On you will find more useful and inspiring information on synthetic biology, the entry form and the regulations of the filmfestival.

The nominated films will be presented in public at the festival event in Vienna, Austria, in May 2011. Finally, a Bio:Fiction Award ceremony will build the highlight of the festival.


The deadline for film entries is  the 15th of July 2010

There is no entry fee for submitting films.


Best wishes,

the Bio:Fiction team


Markus Schmidt

Albert Beckmann

Camillo Meinhart

What Could Happen?

What Could Happen? By Kimberly Deiser   Being in the middle of an unrelenting winter, many of you can probably relate to this. Fifteen years ago, I was living where I’d spent most of my life, the Jersey Shore. Now before you go thinking I’m one of those booger-pickin morons on that stupid show giving my hometown a bad name, let me just say those people are NOT from the Jersey Shore and don’t get me started! The latest nor’easter had snowed me in. Unable...

FashionVegan International Animal Rights Film Festival May 14-15, 2010 Nashville TN

May 14-15, 2010This will be Biggest Animal Rights Film Festival in America!Beginning with a Big Party and Premier Friday evening, this is a two day Fun filled Animal Lovers Film Festival, with the emphasis on Movies regarding Animals, Animal Rights, Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyles.  Tickets will go on sale February 14, 2010 online, here!  Even though the Historic Melrose Theater is large, we will be limited on tota

FashionVegan International Animal Rights Film Festival May 14-15, 2010 Nashville TN

May 14-15, 2010This will be Biggest Animal Rights Film Festival in America!Beginning with a Big Party and Premier Friday evening, this is a two day Fun filled Animal Lovers Film Festival, with the emphasis on Movies regarding Animals, Animal Rights, Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyles.  Tickets will go on sale February 14, 2010 online, here!  Even though the Historic Melrose Theater is large, we will be limited on total number of tickets available, so be ready to buy them quick!  The Festival wil...

Elliott Gould at the 24th Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala

By Maria Esteves - January 5, 2010 The 24th Israel Film Festival (IFF) Opening Night Gala presented by IsraFest Foundation commenced on Saturday, December 5, 2009, 7:30 pm, at the SVA Theatre, New York. The red carpet arrivals included 2009 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award winner Elliott Gould.  


Dinosaurs, one of the most successful groups of animals (in terms of longevity) that have ever lived, evolved into many diverse sizes and shapes, with many equally diverse modes of living. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS by ManuelSeixasSee other artwork on zazzle...

Winners of the Fido Awards

WINNERS OF THE 2009 CANINE ‘OSCARS' ANNOUNCED: The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust celebrate winning dog actors   Winners of the Fido Awards presented in association with Dogs Trust and honouring canine cinematic excellence were announced today at the prestigious ceremony at BFI Southbank. The full list of winners is as follows:   HISTORICAL HOUND (for period drama excellence)                The Young Victoria ROM-COM ROVER (for romantic-comedy com...

Canine Oscars nominations announced for real...

The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust honour dog actorsBounding into their third year, the Fido Awards, presented for canine cinematic excellence are this year teaming up with Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. The event honours dog performances on the silver screen and will take place on Sunday 22 November 2009 at BFI Southbank in London.Nominations for the Fido Awards are announced today for outstanding canine performances in the following categories:HISTORICAL HOUND – for period d...

The Tube

water means life, flow and birth. why androids play with electric sheep. mankind within the matrix.


Toronto FF Opens With World Premiere Of Chloe, Historical BioPic

  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The 34th Toronto International Film Festival opens September 10 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of CREATION, directed by Jon Amiel (The Core, Entrapment, The Man Who Knew Too Little). Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film tells the life story of Charles Darwin, a still controversial figure who championed the idea of evolution and the descent of man (something that still makes the religious fundamentalists crazy). Th...

Ebola Warning screening at NYIIFVF

“I don’t know what to believe. I don’t know if I dare to believe – but the video footage in EBOLA WARNING is thrilling and the story makes X-files look like child’s play. Even though there is no sound only the noise from the 8mm videotape that rolls is EBOLA WARNING refreshing and scary as hell!” UgeAvisen, Denmark In 1978 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Denmark recorded a secret 8mm videotape for authorized personnel only. The seven minutes of video footage are reveal...

Elliot Gould


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