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Global Content Creators Virtual Showcase (PR Sponsorship Opportunity) April 13, 2021

Hello, We have one space left for our Global Content Creators Showcase, virtual event, scheduled for April 13, 2021.     Kultura PR and Cloud 21 recently held the 4th Annual Indie Entertainment Showcase (virtually) during Sundance. An incredible success, the event, that garnered over 2,000 views. The event featured COO Bruno Chatelin, filmmaker/screenwriter Eva Lanska, author/journalist and creative consultant for Darren Star's ‘Emily in Paris’ Re...

Karnataka Youth International Short Film Festival (KYISFF)

Karnataka Youth International Short Film Festival Org committee Filmaholic Foundation Location: Bangalore Objective The power of visual is more than words. An image is more colorful than a group of words, literally and figuratively. The main objective of this film festival is to nurture and promote artistic creativity for the new generation film makers and showcase their film to a larger audience. The purpose of organizers of this festival, "Filmaholic Foundation", is to attract...

LA Skins Fest honors Native American talent during their 13th annual festival in Hollywood.

Saginaw Grant and guests on the red carpet of the 8th Annual Awards Gala.  Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret.  Native American music was also highlighted during the festival.  Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret.  Tantoo Cardinal and guests on the red carpet.  Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret ...

We Are Moving Stories’ Dr. Carmela Baranowska Rounds Out ‘Production Without Borders’ Panel on November 11 in Santa Monica

Photo Courtesy of Kate Rees Davies   Dr. Carmela Baranowksa, Founder of ‘We Are Moving Stories,’ Rounds Out 2019 ‘Production Without Borders’ Event, Scheduled for November 11th at Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA     Dr. Baranowska Joins Industry Executives Ali M. Aksu, Christopher Kühne, Larry Namer, and Emily Shah on Panel, Moderated by Kate Rees Davies   Cloud21 International ( and Kultura PR International (w...

Fantasy Filmfest 2018 Berlin Starts Out With a Bang: "Mandy" and "Mega Time Squad"

  The Fantasy Filmfest started out with a bang this year! Panos Cosmatos' German premiere of "Mandy" was the opening film and it sold out. Many sad festival-goers were turned away left and right, me being one of them. Luckily, a lovely festival worker put me on the guest list for the next screening, the New Zealand adventure comedy "Mega Time Squad". Boy was I glad she did! Plus that gave me some time to reply to emails regarding my coverage of the Internationa...

KCET's Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

The 2nd annual EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles takes place on April 21st in partnership with Laemmle's theatres and is open to the public (many of which are FREE) kicking off at 9:30 am with an environmental shorts screening from UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies(LENS) program followed by four acclaimed films including March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (10 am), The Last Animals (11 am), Evolution of Organic (12 noon), Jane (2:30 pm) and closing with a screening of two back-to-back episodes from KCET and Link TV’s new season of EARTH FOCUS (5 pm), exploring how environmental changes are forcing all living creatures to adapt in order to survive. Tickets are available at  Each screening is introduced by a celebrity environmental activist and is followed by a panel Q&A.

The EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL is a full-day event that will also showcase green organizations in Los Angeles that include Heal the Bay, River LA, Sierra Club, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Project Save Our Sur, and L.A. Works with tables upstairs in the mezzanine area at the Laemmle’s Monica offering important environmental educational information and volunteer opportunities to attendees.

All films are unrated and there is no age limit for any of the films featured in the EARTH FOCUS Environmental Film festival. It's a good idea to arrive about 30 minutes prior to the start of the film. Additionally, Laemmle’s Theatres is offering a special discounted deal of $5 for a popcorn and soda all day to attendees of the festival.

Public Transportation:

Go Metro and take the Expo Line to the last stop:  Downtown Santa Monica Station and walk a quick ten minutes to the festival. Attendees will receive a free KCET hat by showing a TAP card at check in.

Drive Yourself:

We recommend parking in City Parking Structure #4, directly across the street from the theatre. If this lot is full, you can park at the next structure one block north on 2nd Street. The rates are as follows:
- First 90 minutes free
- $1.25 for the next hour
- $1.85 each additional 30 minutes
- $17.50 maximum daily

The theater is located on 2nd St., between Santa Monica Blvd., and Arizona Ave.

Join the conversation on social media using #EarthFocus and #KCETgreen



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Chaktomuk Short Film Festival

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 5th edition (CSFF 2016) is organized in Phnom Penh on November 4-6, 2016 and has an open call for short films (under 30 mins) for the international showcase, as well as a specific competition for filmmakers from Cambodia. CSFF is organised by a Cambodian film collective Kon Khmer Koun Khmer and known as the first short film festival in Cambodia which promotes and rewards every year talented filmmakers in Cambodia as well as in South-East Asia sin...

PUFF Presents a Pre-Release Screening of LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE

The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) presents a pre-release screening of the anthology film, LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE. The FREE screening is being held on May 14, 2016 at CineMug on 1607 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA. The event starts at 8pm and is BYOB with $2 corkage fee.   LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE follows the cast of Dr. Nasty's Cavalcade of Horror as they embark on a late night television filming session that erupts in bloody chaos. The horror anthology is directed and ...


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).

Watch Cloistered Honey online

Many thanks to Justin and the other good folks at Culture Unplugged for hosting our film on their site. ...

“Fresco” 2015 coming soon

user In June, 2015, on the initiative of "Formica Art" Production and "Rainbow" NGO, the "Fresco" Second International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual and Moral Films will take place. The festival, held in 2014 and being the first by its idea, had a pretty big success. This fact was fixed by both religious-cultural and social figures, by the representatives of Mass Media and by the foreign guests. The main goal of the festival was to spread and strengthe...

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Reel Black Men Film Festival 2014


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.


October 10, 2015 Time: 6 P.M.


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


Sunderland Shorts Film Festival Launch Event

Founder of the internationally renowned DC Shorts Film Festival, Jon Gann, is preparing to launch the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival at the University of Sunderland’s David Puttman Media Centre, on January 9, 2015 – signaling the start of a collaborative project that is set to shape, influence and grow the city’s independent film scene.   The Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, which is set to take place in July 2015, is the latest project to bring together creative profes...

St Andrews Green Film Festival

16 - 21 February 2015
St Andrews, Scotland

The St Andrews Green Film Festival showcases the most inpiring and world changing folms and documentaries highlighting the issues of climate change, environment and sustainability.

Our week long festival, held in the coastal town of St Andrews, UK- hosts several documentary films, events and workshops targeted towards families and individuals of all ages with an aim at raising awareness and engaging discussion and debate regarding some of the issues facing our planet and how we can all make a difference.





WAX: We are the X

Director: Lorenzo Corvino.

East Nashville Film Festival

Deadline extended! We are filling the final slots for the first annual East Nashville Film Festival. 2 Days, 2 Nights, 6 Venues. Nashville DSLR Filmmakers, please share this link to show your support for indie film and Independent Filmmakers and Screenwriters everywhere. Festival proceeds go to benefit east Nashville community kids.


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