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Cynthia Biret


I am a freelance journalist covering fiction and documentary films and T.V. with print and/or video interviews, from Academy Awards winners and nominees to Indie filmmakers. 

An expert storyteller, I also have experience as a producer, writer, director, editor and videographer and have worked with the majority of networks and cable channels.  

I mentored a young student in a campaign against human trafficking, and produced and directed the first documentary to been shown at TEDx; produced and wrote a documentary about the Sovereign rights of a First Nation indigenous tribe. Passionate about the protection of the environment, I also traveled to the Amazon to witness the impact of deforestation, and directed a documentary to raise awareness about the urgency to protect wildlife. 

Originally from France, I currently live in Los Angeles.

https://www.cynthiabiret.com/journalism  


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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 ...

ARPA International Film Festival celebrated its 22nd successful year in Hollywood

  ARPA International Film Festival Founder, Sylvia Minassian, on the red carpet with Eric Roberts and Eliza Roberts.Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret.    ARPA International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in Los Angeles, is also a leading indie film festival in Southern California.  By fostering diversity by creating cultural bridges with international filmmakers, the festival also explores critical issues and thrives to create lasting social impact on i...

Recent Spanish Cinema Film Festival celebrates its 25th year Anniversary in Los Angeles

Photos credit:  Cynthia Biret  The Recent Spanish Cinema film festival celebrated its 25th Anniversay in Los Angeles on Friday with Spanish stars and filmmakers in attendance on the Red Carpet at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.   Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret The festival opened with the screening of the celebrated comedy-drama "Father There Is Only One" (Padre No Hai Mas Que Uno) about a father left alone with his five children for a week-end filled with o...

Gunderman opens German Currents Film Festival at the American Cinematheque : Video Interview of director Andreas Dresen

Consul General Stefan Schneider attends the opening of the German Currents festial in Los Angeles with representatives of the Goethe Institute and the director and cast of Gundermann Photos credit:  Cynthia Biret Director Andreas Dresen.  Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret     The German Currents film festival opened Friday in Los Angeles with the premiere of Gundermann, directed by Andreas Dresen.  Winner of 6 prestigious German Film Awards, the film i...

Les Miserables wins LAFCA award at Colcoa

    The Misérables, directed by Ladj Ly, winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, premiered in the U.S. in association with Amazon Studios, and won the Best First Film Award at Colcoa Film festival in Los Angeles.  ...

"La Belle Epoque" premiered at Colcoa

Doria Tillier - Photo credit:  Cynthia Biret Doria Tillier co-stars with Daniel Auteuil's in "La Belle Epoque", which premiered during the closing night of the Colcoa Film Festival in Los Angeles. Directed by Nicolas Bedos, the romantic comedy blends facts and fiction while traveling through lifetimes, dreams and emotions and has a powerful ensemble cast.  The festival also premiered "Les Miserables", directed by Ladj Ly, France's official selection for...

HFPA Foreign Language Film Series with interview Hans Petter Moland

The third edition of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Film series took place in Hollywood this week-end, highlighting films submitted for consideration for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. The screening day showcased acclaimed films from Guatemala, Norway, Kazhakstan and The Philippines: -"Our Mothers", directed by Cesar Diaz, winner of the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and Belgium official submission to the 92th Academy Awards. ...

Interview Waad And Hamza al-Kateab, Edward Watts "For Sama"

  Syrian actor Hamza al-Kateab, Syrian director and producer Waad al-Kateab and British director Edward Watts pose with the Oeil d’Or prize at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 25, 2019. AFP Please follow the link for my interview with Waad And Hamza al-Kateab, Edward Watts "For Sama" https://www.riotmaterial.com/for-sama/ ...

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 Agnieszka Holland for "Spoor"

I met with three times Academy Awards nominee Agnieszkaholland for her groundbreaking film Spoor, Poland's official entry to the 2018 Oscars.    Please follow the link for my interview with Agnieszka Holland for "Spoor" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-with-spoor-director-agnieszka-holland/ ...

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 Petra Volpe for "The Divine Order"

I I met with Petra Volpe for her film The Divine Order which tells the story of a housewife's servitue and her quest for emancipation in a remote part of Switzerland.  She rallies other women to fight for the right to vote, shifting the scales of power politically and domestically, while awakening to her own sexual potential  Please follow the link for my interview with Petra Volpe for her award winning film "The Divine Order" https://www.riotmaterial.com/an-interview-...

Interview Anne Emond for "Nelly"

Anne Emond, director of "Nelly" takes us into the scandalous life of writer Nelly Arcan, who burst into the literary establishment with her semi-autobriographical novel:  Whore. Please follow the link for my interview with Anne Emond for "Nelly" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-film-director-anne-emond/ ...

Interview Mark Gill for "England Is Mine"

With England is Mine, director Mark Gill explores the emergence of the creative mindset of an icon of alternative rock music: Morrissey. Please follow the link for my interview with Mark Gill for "England Is Mine: https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-with-england-is-mine-director-mark-gill/ ...

Interview Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui for "McQueen"

Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, McQueen is an ode to Alexander McQueen, the brilliant British designer who revolutionized Fashion and its establishment. Please follow the link for my interview with Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui for "McQueen" https://www.riotmaterial.com/ian-bonhote-peter-ettedgui-mcqueen/ ...

Interview Kimberly Reed for "Dark Money"

 Kimberly Reed talks about Dark Money, a political thriller documenting the influence of corrupt money on the elections in a state, Montana, that is a microcosm of America as a nation Please follow the link for my interview with Kimberly Reed for her award winning documentary:  "Dark Money" https://www.riotmaterial.com/dark-money-kimberly-reed/#more-13419 ...

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 ...

Interview Bryan Buckley "Pirates of Somalia"

I met with Bryan Buckley for his film "The Pirates Of Somalia" based on the writings and adventures of best selling journalist Jay Bahadur. Please follow the link for my interview with Bryan Buckley, director of "Pirates of Somalia"   https://www.riotmaterial.com/an-interview-with-pirates-of-somalia-director-bryan-buckley/ ...

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