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Mirror Mountain Film Festival now open for 2021 submissions

Are you an independent filmmaker with an original and unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival is officially open for submissions for our 2021 online festival, and we want to see your work! Shorts, medium-length films and features in all genres are being accepted now through FilmFreeway. More info: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/MirrorMountainFilmFestival ...

It Missed Awards Season, But SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER Lives On #MMIW

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent LOS ANGELES, CA: Some films are timely in a way that makes them eternal on your screens, as well as in your heart, and SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is a movie that will break your heart but open your eyes at the same time. First consider the hashtag associated with this picture: #MMIW. It stands for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (and girls). In this documentary it pertains to the Native Nations across the North America. In April, there wi...

Interview with Laura Nix for her Oscar nominated documentary "Walk Run Cha-Cha"

Laura Nix and producer Colette Sandstedt at the Oscars Luncheon.  “Walk Run Cha Cha” tells the story of Paul and Millie Cao who were separated in the aftermath of the Vietnam war, and reunited years later in Southern California.  Bringing their passion to life on the dance floor, director Laura Nix offers an invaluable insight into the lives of refugees who pursued their dreams against all odds.  The short documentary was recently nominated for an Academy Awar...

"Stonewall Out Loud" recreates the 1989 riot that ignited the gay rights movement.

Stonewall Outloud directors Frenton Bailey and Randy Barbato with cast.  Inspired by Dave Isay's radio documentary, the film weaves rare archival footage from the night of the riots with personal accounts of witnesses, while lipsynching a diversity of voices, from activists to a law enforcement officer.   This emotional journey is a powerful glimpose into the 1969 riots that sparked the gay rights movement, and is availalbe to view on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watc...

Interview D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus for "Unlocking The Cage"

Co-directed by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, the film follows attorney Steven Wise and his legal team, The Non Human Rights Project, into the courtroom and behind the scenes of their historic crusade. Please follow the link for my interviwee with D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus for "Unlocking The Cage" https://www.riotmaterial.com/unlocking-the-cage/ ...

Interview Nathaniel Khan for "The Price Of Everything"

Nathaniel Khan talks about his latest film, The Price of Everything, which is a fascinating journey into the personalities at the forefront of the phenomenon of the hyper inflated art market, from high-end investors to auctioneers, historians, art critics, collectors and artists. Please follow the link for my interview with Nathaniel Khan for "The Price Of Everything" https://www.riotmaterial.com/nathaniel-khan-price-of-everything/ ...

Interview Samantha Fuller for "A Fuller Life"

I met with Samantha Fuller for her documentary tribute to her father, maverick filmmaker Sam Fuller.  Please follow the link for my interview with Samantha Fuller for "Fuller On Fuller" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-samantha-fuller/ ...

Interview Stevie Salas for the Award winning "Rumble: The Indian Who Rocked The World"

Stevie Salas talks about "Rumble:  The Indian Who Rocked The World", from Link Wray's monumental influence on the landscape of music, to the legendary stars paying tribute to the songs and rhythms of indigenous cultures whose struggles were hidden from history for far too long. Please follow the link for my interview with Stevie Salas for the award winning documentary:  "Rumble:  The Indian Who Rocked The World" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-wi...

Interview Sophie Sartain for "Seeing Allred"

I met with Sophie Sartain for "Seeing Allred", her fascinating documentary about one of the most powerful and outspoken discrimination attorney and women's rights advocates of our times:  Gloria Allred. Please follow the link for my interview with Sophie Sartain for her Sundance nominated documentary:  "Seeing Allred" https://www.riotmaterial.com/seeing-allred-co-director-sophie-sartain/ ...

Interview Theo Anthony "Rat Film"

 Theo Anthony talks about Rat Film, his latest documentary plunging into the dark recesses of Baltimore’s rat-infested streets and in  doing so, taking its viewers into the gaping breach of socio-economic segregation Please follow the link for my interview with Theo Anthony for his award winning documentary:  "Rat Film" https://www.riotmaterial.com/?s=rat+film ...

The Andromeda Is On The Way

Director: Pendar Akbari.

OPEN CALL - SUBMIT YOUR SHORTS TO LOST WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

March 16, 2019  Regular Deadline I April 15, 2019 Late Deadline I April 16, 2019 Notification Date I June 1 – 5, 2019 Event Date OPEN CALL for SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS TO: LOST WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - PALEOCHORA Submit Here (All genres considered) https://filmfreeway.com/PaleochoraLostWorldShortFilmFestival The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleoch...

Sicilia Queer filmfest 2019 - International New Visions and Queer Short Competition

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SICILIA QUEER FILMFEST 2019  PALERMO 30th MAY – 5th JUNE, 2019  PARTICIPATION RULES  PREMISE  1. ORGANIZERS  The cultural association Sicilia Queer organises the Sicilia Queer filmfest. Independent festival, it has been supported for some years by the RegioneSiciliana, Department of Tourism Sport and Show Business – Sicilia Film Commission; by the City of Palermo, Department of Culture. Until 2017 has been supported by the MIBACT - Directorate General f...

Czech documentaries celebrate successful year with record presence at IDFA

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Three Czech documentaries are in the programme of the 30th IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. IDFA’s competition sections include two Czech documentaries – Nothing Like Before about four teenagers in a Czech border town, and The Russian Job about a Swedish manager who tries to salvage the Soviet car manufacturer Lada. The controversial documentary The White World According to Daliborek that follows a small-town neo-Nazi will be presented in the prestigiou...

East Doc Platform introduces new program features – now with short documentaries

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The EAST DOC PLATFORM, the largest international platform for Central and East European documentaries, takes place March 3 – 9, 2018 in Prague. Its 7th edition will introduce a number of new program features. In addition to its established sessions, the EDP will also host a pitch for interactive projects and, for the first time, for short documentaries. “We’d really like the East Doc Platform to be an event that reflects on some of the challenges that have emerged in the f...

Call for Entries DOK.fest München 2018

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Call for Entries – 33rd DOK.fest München 2018   We kindly invite filmmakers, production companies and distribution labels to submit their current documentary films.   DOK.fest München is one of the largest festivals for documentary films in Europe. The international program includes three relevant competition sections and ten awards (2.500 to 10.000 Euros). In 2017, the festival celebrated a new record of over 43.000 visitors.   For the coming DOK.fest we acc...

Touch of an Angel - Winner Spring, 2017

Metamora Films Festival is proud to award Touch of an Angel (Directed by Marek Pawlowski) best documentary film for the spring, 2017 season.  Congratulations! Director’s Comments:  The film presents completely unknown facts about the existence of a failed Bureau of Emigration of Jews to Palestine in Auschwitz town, run by Schoenker’s father. “Touch of an Angel”, took five years to p

Call for Submissions is OPEN until June 10, 2017

The 14th Verzio welcomes entries in 3 categories: International Panorama, Student Film Competition and Hungarian Panorama. Deadline: June 10, 2017 Festival location: Budapest, Hungary Festival dates: November 14 - 19, 2017 International Panorama is a selection of powerful and creative documentaries on human rights and social issues.  ENTRY FORM FOR INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA ZOOM IN Student Film Competition is a sel...

FREEDOM FILM FESTIVAL- WIN 5 LAKH RUPEES

UnCensor your thoughts…Claim your Freedom…Join the Movement of making “freedomfilms”!

OneTree Fest of FreedomFilms is a big, pan-India online film festival open to all young persons under30 years of age.

There is no entry fee of any kind. Winners to get attractive cash awards, trophies, internship opportunities with production houses and a large exposure in the digital space.

What’s a “freedom film”?

You have the freedom to choose any subject under the Sun. Freedom to use any kind of approach or style or treatment of the subject. Freedom to choose the kind of language demanded by your subject as in the digital world there is no censorship. You have the freedom from the tyranny of technology as you can use any camera that you can get your hands on!

 

Guidelines & Rules

Categories of films you can submit

  • “Nano” film: Between 1 and 7 minutes including titles etc fiction or non-fiction.
  • “Shrt” film: Between 7 and 25 minutes including titles etc fiction or non-fiction.

 

How does it work?

 

After the film submission deadline, a Panel of Jury will select 40 films from each category. These shortlisted films will be put up on the FreedomFilms Channel on YouTube for a period of 1 month. The top 7 films from each category will be selected based on the online views/”likes” and assessment of Jury of Industry Celebrities. You can invite your friends, family and relatives to watch and like them and increase your chances of making it to the top 7 films. The prize distribution will be an on ground event where Panel of Jury consisting of film personalities will talk about the selected 7 films and announce the winners. The whole event will be streaming live on the internet too! Thereafter, the 40 selected movies in each category will continue to be shown on the FreedomFilms Channel for a year..

Who can participate?

  • Any person under 30 years on the first day of the Festival.
  • There is no entry fee for participating in the Competition.
  • A person can send up to 3 entries per category.
  • There is no restriction on the number of students participating from one institute.
  • The Director, Camera-person and Editor of a film necessarily have to be under 30. If needed, older actors and other crewmembers can be used.


Production Guidelines

  • OneTree believes that the contents of a film, originality and innovativeness are important dimensions of a young person’s film.
  • Participants are free to use any camera/ technology available to them.
  • While participants have complete freedom in selecting a film’s theme, story, approach and style, all laws of the land need to be respected (incl those relating to obscenity, defamation, copyright and inciting communal disharmony).

DocuTIFF

DOCUMENTARY TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

DocuTIFF is excited to invite filmmakers to submit to the second edition of 2016 festival, which will take place in Tirana, this coming June, 1–8, 2016 in the open air theater of the University of Arts.

DocuTIFF aims to encouraging documentary film production in Albania and to give more chances to our filmmakers finding cooperation and enabling mutual contacts with their colleagues in our region, to build up a favorable climate creation in Albania and wider in region for development and cooperation of such productions.

PROGRAM

Open to any filmmaker from around the world DocuTIFF showcases the very best in documentary cinema from around the world, special programs & screenings, workshops & master classes, retrospectives, homage & tributes, international guests together with Galá Awards and other special events.

DocuTIFF invites all documentaries from established and debut filmmakers alike to submit their films in those categories:

International Competition

In Albanian Competition

 

REFLECTING ALBANIA is a special program dedicated to the foreign filmmakers who have produced their films in Albania or in Albanian speaking territory.

 

JURY & AWARDS

On the occasion of this second edition of DocuTIFF, two international juries will evaluate and then select the best documentaries with awards presented on the closing ceremony.

Other juries are Media Jury and In Albanian Jury.

 

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Best Feature

Best Middle Length

Best Short

Best Film in Albanian

Best European Feature

Best European Short

Best Debut Film

Media Award

Audience Award

Internet Vote

 

Official awards consist of a statue and a diploma. The cash prize in DocuTIFF is determined by the available budget.

Special awards can be given by organizers, Festival director, sponsors and partners, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc.

 

NEW FEATURES – PARALEL SCREENINGS

DocuTIFF has the pleasure to announce four optional services available for applicants.

The applicants must apply clearly for each one of these new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.

 

1. DocuTIFF.TV Competition

With our media partners we offer the possibility to directors screening their films (selected for the official competitive program or not) to the Albanian audience and win the TV audience awards in the same categories. 

 

2. DocuTIFF Online Library

With our partners altcine and altcineAction! TIFF offer the online presentation of each film, in a dedicated page, as a part of a film library, with all related information and with the possibility to receive comments from the international Internet audience and industry.  The screening of films is open to anyone without charges. The films will be available for viewing in the film library as long as director/producer wishes.

 

3. DocuTIFF Market Corner

DocuTIFF will create a market corner during the nine days, where potential buyers can watch all films and make their selection. DocuTIFF will also act as a festival promoter and distributor. In case of financial contract with a distributor, DocuTIFF will receive a fee of 5%.

 

4. DocuTIFF on Tour

DocuTIFF will act as ambassador for the submitted films and will travel with a selection to other Albanian cities during the year. DocuTIFF will also propose special screenings to other regional festivals in accordance to a specific subject or theme of each collaborative festival.

International Health Film Festival- the call for entries is OPEN !

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The submissions for the International Health Film Festival which runs from March 14-19, 2016 in Liège [Belgium] are now open!   Dates: 14th to 19nd March 2016 Submissions deadline: November 1st, 2015   The International Health Film Festival - ImagéSanté is an international biennale that takes place in Liège [Belgium] to present approximately 100 films & documentaries about health from all around the world. ImagéSanté is 5 days devo...

The 13th Step

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Trailer available in Cinando ScreenRoom.  The 13th Step debuts at Cannes this year. Monica Richardson's explosive documentary exposing the  frightening underbelly of Alchoholics Anonymous.   ...

REEL BLACK MEN

Reel Black Men Film Festival 2014

What

This screening and dialog is an opportunity for emerging African American male filmmakers – Director/Writer - to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process Please complete this form and submit your short film on DVD along with key bios on cast & crew. Film must be 1-45 minutes.

When

Date: 
October 10, 2015 Time: 6 P.M.

Where

Raleigh Studios - Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Avenue (Across from Paramount Studios – Melrose & Van Ness)
Los Angeles, California

 

Don`t lose heart

Director: hella de jonge.

Hella de Jonge didn’t always get on with her 88-year-old father. When he had to move recently, she acquired the legacy of her great aunt, who survived the Nazi terror along with Hella’s parents.

A publicity photo from 1885 of her great-grandfather as part of a comic duo then inspired Hella to investigate the history of her family.

With the aid of photos and documents, a videotape of Hella’s mother’s testimony made as part of Steven Spielberg’s Shoa project, conversations and visits to places with painful memories, father and daughter have grown closer together.

 

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