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2nd edition of Your Script Produced competition opened its call for entries

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“YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED!” INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION   Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00. We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Win...    

The 23rd UNAFF is calling for entries

Early Deadline – May 2, 2020* Regular Deadline – May 12, 2020* Late deadline – May 20, 2020 CONTACTS: Email I 650 724-5544 I CAW/UNAFF Stanford Arts Littlefield Center, room 241 365 Lasuen Street Stanford, CA 94305-2250 United States I Website I Facebook I Twitter I filmfestivals.com I SUBMIT We are delighted to announce the 23rd UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival),...
 
 

Documentary Film Competition for Young People CALLING

  You can handle the camera and have experienced something? Then tell us a story from your life! What is important to you? What is happening with you, what is happening with your friends? Do you have the courage and the openness to look closely? Grab your camera, your smartphone or the iPad, show us your view of LIFE! and submit your documentary film to us! All pupils from Bavaria - from primary school to vocational high school - can take part in the competition. Your film should be 3 to ...
 

Far East Film Festival of Udine opens Focus Asia for Works in Progress

  24 April / 2 May 2020 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo & Visionario FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 22 THE FEFF'S INDUSTRY SECTION, FOCUS ASIA, OPENS ITS DOORS TO WIPs (works in progress)! The FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL becomes the only European Platform dedicated to Asian films in post-production.   UDINE - With Far East in Progress - the brand new section which will open its doors in April 2020 - the Far East Film Festival of Udine will become the first and only European pl...
 

Secrets of Inner Space, a short film festival dedicated to examining the Self through cinema

A Film Festival Looks Inside Us   Secrets of Inner Space, a short film festival dedicated to examining the Self through cinema will be screened on February 27th at 7:30 Film Noir Cinema in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Each of the selected films feature mind, body, blood, and/or spirit.  The premiere screening sold out on Februrary 1st and the encore is your second (and possibly final) opportunity to see these films in New York City.  Engraved above the main portico to visit the ...
 

Highlights of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020

The 2020 edition   Rencontres Internationales invites you to discover its new programme in Paris, with free admission, from 25 February to 1 March 2020, at the Louvre auditorium, the Grand Palais auditorium, and in several associated venues, including the Goethe-Institut, the Institut Suédois and the Cité internationale des arts. Conceived as a laboratory for discovery and reflection dedicated to contemporary practices of the movin...
 
 

2020 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS’ FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR Film/TV/Screenplay/Song ENTRIES

The 2020 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival (SDIKFF) will take place this in August on 21st-23rd, 2020 at the Schulman Auditorium in Carlsbad, California. On behalf of the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival committee we are pleased to invite you to submit your Film, TV, Screenplays, or songs to the 2020 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival.  The 2020 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival films and screenplay selection will have a dis...
 

 

The 2020 Univere Mulitultural Film Festival will be postponed to a later date

The 2020 Universe Multicultural Film Festival’s producer Lynn Tang and her production team would like to publicly announce that the 2020 Multicultural Film Festival will be postponed to a later date. It is necessary for us to delay the festival in order to best equip our global members and to give our audience the best presentation of all the international participants in the festival this year. The 2020 Universe Multicultural Film Festival will still be held at the same venues with th...
 

FICCI's Best Animated Frames [BAF] Awards 2020

We invite you to send in your works [across Animation | VFX | Gaming] for the FICCI Best Animated Frames [BAF] Awards 2020. Work completed or released in 2019 is eligible for submission.   BAF Awards Since 2004, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry [FICCI] has recognized and honored students and professionals in the field of Animation, Gaming & VFX during the annual FICCI-Frames Festival - Asia's largest convention...
 

Preview of FMX 2020 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media

FMX 2020 Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media May 5-8, 2020, Stuttgart/Germany, Haus der Wirtschaft Ludwigsburg/Germany, January 30, 2020. Only 100 days are left until FMX 2020. A perfect time to release some more great speaker confirmations – among them Sergio Pablos, Jenn Taylor, Phil Davies, and Joe van den Heuvel. All FMX 2020 speaker confirmations up to now can be found on the FMX website, a full description of the FMX 2020 tracks & curators will be o...
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Next AFM Set for a one day shorter run November 3-8 in Santa Monica

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AMERICAN FILM MARKET · INTRODUCES NEW SIX-DAY SCHEDULE AND TUESDAY START FOR 2020       The American Film Market· (AFM·) has adopted a new six-day schedule beginning with its 2020 edition set to run Tuesday, November 3 – Sunday, November 8 in Santa Monica, the Independent Film & Television Alliance· (IFTA·) announced today.  This marks a major moment in the AFM’s 40 years as it pivots to a shorter timeline in recognit...

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Early bird Deadline: March 22, 2020

Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00.

We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Winners will be promoted in the Variety Magazine and THR!

Open to writers of all levels. 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form.

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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 11-12, 2020
 

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The second annual French Riviera Film Festival will recognize and celebrate short form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Audience Favorite Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, as well as special Industry Awards. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers.  https://filmfreeway.com/FrenchRivieraFilmFestival

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 30 – June 4, 2020

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February 25, 2020 Regular Deadline
April 10, 2020 Late Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The 2nd Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival returns in June 2020  in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 
April 22 – 26, 2020

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February 16, 2020  Extended Deadline

Known for it's quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels and other amazing networking opportunities and parties; it's no wonder JDIFF was voted one of the coolest film festivals and one of the top 50 worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine . JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker!

Dubuque, Iowa is a quaint city on the Mississippi and a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds.

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

 

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NEW YORK CITY Independent Film Festival

May 10 – 17, 2020

Extended Deadline  

NYC Indie Film Fest is a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation.

All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers May 10 - May 17, 2020.

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Laura Dern interviewed at SBIFF - 2020 Oscar Winner

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VIDEO "The Winner" for Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix acceptance speech

JOAQUIN PHOENIX: God, I’m full of so much gratitude right now. And I do not feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees or anyone in this room because we share the same love, the love of film, and this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don’t know what I’d be without it. But I think the greatest gift that it’s given me, and many of us in this room, is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless. I’ve been thinkin...

Hirokazu Kore-eda Celebration at Chicago Fest

Retrospective and Tribute to the Japanese master. Director in person! The Chicago International Film Festival is honored to bring illustrious director Hirokazu Kore-eda to Chicago for a special tribute and retrospective of key films from his career.   On March 14 and 15, we will present new 2k digital restorations of Kore-eda's beloved masterworks Nobody Knows, Still Walking, and Like Father, Like Son.   The weekend will culminate with an in-person tribute and presentation o...
 
 

Retrospective of the 35th DOK.fest München is dedicated to Helena Třeštíková

Helena Třeštíková Little dramas and big moments - we live and live and all of the sudden we are over sixty. Helena Třeštíková has filmed the phenomenon of life like no other. The Retrospective of the 35th DOK.fest München is dedicated to the Czech master director, who will present her work personally in Munich. Our documentary film competition for young people also revolves around the great theme of LIFE! – we warmly...
 
 

Here's Shia LaBeouf's HONEY BOY Script Which Will Inspire You

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Although Awards Season 2020 overlooked the gut-wrenching movie HONEY BOY from Amazon Studios, Shia LaBeouf's script for his film is a unicorn piece of unforgettable writing. Here's a chance to read his work, in the spirit of openness and creativity, provided by Shia and his team. First find info and tickets on Amazon Studio's official destination for HONEY BOY. There's also a clip below to put the words in context. And the...
 
 

Agathe Daskalides joins Sunscreen Film Festival as New Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

  15th Annual April 30th - May 3rd St. Petersburg, Florida Film Selections Announced Around March 4th Born-and-raised in Belgium, an entrepreneur, marketeer, philanthropist & unshakable optimist, Agathe Daskalides is dedicated to dreaming big and backing it up with meaningful action to create results.   Holding a Master’s Degree in Public Relations, awarded with honors and “Best Communicator” decoration from the European Communication School, she spent mo...
 

 

YSP is thrilled to announce the jury for Season 2 and proud to announce Filmmaker Emir Kusturica joining the fun

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Doval Bacall is thrilled and honoured that the award winning multi talented filmmaker Emir Kusturica accepted to join the jury for season 2. Emir french and serbian nationality, he won two golden palms in Cannes (like Coppola) top prizes in Berlin and Venice Emir is a musician, an actor, a writer,  a festival director (film : Kustendorf, music and theatre) he built and owns historical villages in Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovin, Drvengrad, was built for his film life is a mir...
 

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A film Festival Odyssey by Alex Deleon:  festival bliss reading

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by Filmfestivals.com Veteran festival Correspondent, Alex Deleon The highly Entertaining autobiography of a film critic. Few people are as outspoken (in print or in real life) as the author, Alex Deleon. This is reflected in the book at hand, which constitutes Alex Deleon's adventures as a film critic on the film festival circuit. It is far from politically correct and avoids the usual film critic's jargon meandering in plain talk between societal criticism and sophisticated... 
 
 
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CINEQUEST Maverick Spirit Award, to Jesse Eisenberg

Cinequest will bestow its highest honor, the Maverick Spirit Award, to Jesse Eisenberg preceding a screening of the highly anticipated Resistance , a portrait of WWII hero Marcel Marceau. The event will culminate the 2020 Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival on March 15th at 6:00pm at the California Theatre in San Jose - Silicon Valley. Admission via individual event tickets or qualifying passes.  Previous Maverick Spirit A...
 

 

ICYMI: Tom Hanks Tipped You Oscar Night About Academy Museum Opening

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent We're taking a day off here after the Oscars to let The Academy share some great news for film fans and pros... Curated by Screenmancer Staff from The Academy LOS ANGELES, CA: At the 92nd Academy Awards® ceremony, Tom Hanks announced to the audience in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and to millions of broadcast viewers around the world, that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open to the public on Monday, December 14, 20...
 

 

Oscars2020 Take Flack, But Hey It’s Once Upon A Hollywood, Get Over It

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent LOS ANGELES, CA: So JOKER’s Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt from ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD took some serious incoming Social Media ire after Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards telecast, for what? Being less political than many other past Oscar broadcasts. Remember DEAD MAN WALKING’s helmer speeches, the days of Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins? C’mon, truth be told, JOKER is a Camus...
 

 

The Annie Awards Winners

Here are the winners at the 47th Annie Awards which proved to be a marquee year for Netflix (with Klaus winning 7) : Best Animated Feature Klaus Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine Best Animated Feature-Independent I Lost My Body Xilam for Netflix Best Animated Special Production How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming DreamWorks Animation Best Animated Short Subject Uncle Thomas: Acco...
 

 

Parasite, and other predictable awards winners win at the Oscar Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Toy Story 4, 1917

Parasite (4 awards), and the other predictable awards winners came home with the coveted Oscar trophy:Joaquin Phoenix, Reznee Zellweger,  Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Toy Story 4, 1917... The only surprise was the number of Oscar given to Parasite! An historical win for South Korea, and also first award given for a (best) film which was not shot in english. The lineup of presenters included Utkarsh Ambudkar, Salma Hayek, Brie Larson, Spike Lee, Ray Romano, and Rebel Wilson, Mahershala Ali, Zazi...
 

 

Indie Spirit’s Best Adam Sandler Zings Oscar Snub, Feather-weight Leads, But Rocks Win List

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Yes, this 35th Independent Spirit Awards show had a star speech that will last through the ages - or at least be talked about at the Oscars tonight. It was comedy's mostly respectable curmudgeon Adam Sandler that lit up the gala with his own uncut acceptance for Best Lead Actor for UNCUT GEMS that blew away the boring cloud over this year’s heavily predicted and perhaps predictable Awards Season. And you have to see it to appreciate...
 
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MIFF 2020: “There is no wishing the digital revolution away”

MIFF 2020: “There is no wishing the digital revolution away” IDPA held its sixth and final Open Forum, a regular fixture at every MIFF, on the lawns of the FD Complex, on Sunday, 02 February. An eminent panel of speakers put forth their thoughts and ideas on the subject, ‘Digital Revolution: Is it helping film-makers?’ They comprised Amit Tyagi, Associate Director, MIT-ADT University, Pune, and former Dean of FTII, Balkrishna Diwakar, Former Professor, Jamia Millia, Cy...
 

MIFF 2020: The torch-bearers of Indian animation

MIFF 2020: The torch-bearers of Indian animation A protégé of the legendary animator Ram Mohan, who passed away recently, Chetan Sharma has curated an exhibition as an homage to his Guru, and two other of his Guru’s contemporary masters, who also left for their heavenly within short spans of each other. The exhibition, titled The Torch-bearers of Indian Animation, which is dedicated to V.G. Samant and BhimSain too, is located in the basement of the NMIC building. &ldquo...
 

MIFF 2020, Open Forum 4: “Films that don’t obey trends are experimental”—Michael Dudok de Wit

MIFF 2020, Open Forum 4: “Films that don’t obey trends are experimental”—Michael Dudok de Wit On Saturday, 01 February, IDPA’s Open Forum moved on to Animation, dealing with Experimental Animation and its Impact on Mainstream. A cross-section of animation talent formed the panel, local and international, professional and student, beginners and Oscar winners. The session was moderated by IDPA member Ms. Dhvani Desai, a science+management double graduate and an awa...
 

MIFF 2020: “Why can’t we appreciate off-camera sounds?”—B. Lenin

MIFF 2020: “Why can’t we appreciate off-camera sounds?”—B. Lenin Son of legendary director-editor A. Bhimsingh, B. Lenin started his editing career at the age of 18, in 1965. But guess what he wanted to become as a young boy? A projectionist! Why? Read on. “I am one of eight siblings and saw very little of my father as a child, because he used to work around twenty hours a day. When he came home, sometimes at 4 am, I would ask my mother who this man was. We ch...
 

MIFF 2020, Open Forum 3: “Crowd-funding comes from your own sources”

MIFF 2020, Open Forum 3: “Crowd-funding comes from your own sources” For its third Open Forum, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) chose a topic that captured the fancy of several veteran and newbie documentary-makers, ‘Crowd Funding’. A four-member panel presented their thoughts, views and experiences, while Aditya Seth (Vice-President, IDPA) moderated. Panelists comprised cinematographer-director Priyanka Singh, Wishberry partner Anshulika Dubey, d...
 

Shikara-- The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits, Review: Paradise lost

Shikara-- The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits, Review: Paradise lost A hot potato by any yard-stick, the plight of Kashmir Pandits, who were forced to leave the strife-torn land of Kashmir to live in Jammu or other parts of India, was always going to pose a challenge to film. Vidhu Vinod Chopra, a Kashmiri himself, is among the Hindi film industry’s most renowned film-makers. He bases the narrative of Shikara on true stories, but fictionalises it enough to meet the demands of the mediu...
 

 

Malang, Review: Why knot when you cannot unknot?

Malang, Review: Why knot when you cannot unknot? Six cops, a serial cop killer, a wandering maiden, a Swedish female drug peddler and a sexually starved wife form the core dramatis personae of Malang, a crime-vendetta-whodunit tale that comes with a misleading title. Malang can mean many things, all of them associated with detached, saintly, carefree, Sufi and seer type individuals, often seen as wandering minstrels. You will have to test the elasticity of your imagination in order to co-rela...

 

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Your Fast Track to Documentary Financing - The EDN Financing Guide 2020

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  The EDN Financing Guide, now also available as a digital edition, provides filmmakers with all the industry contacts they need to finance their projects and films. No matter whether you are looking for slots on international TV stations or contact details of commissioners and buyers who could help finance your documentary project — with the new digital edition of the EDN Financing Guide, you will quickly find what you are looking for when it comes to selling documentaries or findin...
 

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DEFC new Animation and Docs from Iran

  DEFC (Documentary and Experimental Film Center) is the main center for production, distribution and promotion of documentary, animation and experimental films in which provides film festivals, film markets, TV Channels, theaters, universities, institutes and other organizations, which are interested in Iranian fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and feature films. All of our films are available on Vimeo for viewing; our films have been selected at many international film fes...
 

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US Box Office: analysis for the week end of Feb 7-9

the week of February 10th. It's Oscar Night - we hope everyone delights in the red carpet arrivals outside the Dobly Theatre in Los Angeles and agrees (mostly) with the winners chosen by The Academy and announced inside. For Oscar weekend, one new wide release opened in theatres - Warner Bros.' Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie. The storyline for this superhero film comes out of the DC Comics Extended Universe, and is both a follow up to and spin-off from the successful Suicide...
 

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I just thought it was mostly boring with a  tacked on violent ending to relieve  the preceding two hours of tedium.  With crashingly Uninteresting characters all around in an achingly Uninteresting picture. 

But maybe I was being too critical because I was basing my lack of interest  on my direct experience with Koreans having spent a good portion of seven years in Seoul where the picture was filmed.

Among far far far far far Better foreign language pictures were at least  2:

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SEKURITAS written and directed by Carmen Stadler

Romantic dark comedy 117 minutes 2019 Switzerland

Starring Kathrin Veith, Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Jeanne Devos, Daniel Kasztura, Vilmar Bieri, This Maag

First feature film by Swiss director Carmen Stadler, produced by Claudia Wick for Abrakadabra Films AG

An office complex wishes for a love story before demolition. It chooses the lonely misfits for this story; those who go through security rounds at night, scrub toilets, experiment with recipes or rehearse their final speech. A poetic and twisted kaleidoscope that centers around desire, security and melodious noises which move through the entire fabric of the building.

 

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Adverse written and directed by Brian Metcalf

USA Thriller December 2020, 92 minutes

Starring Mickey Rourke, Penelope Ann Miller,  Sean Astin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Thomas Ian Nicholas,  Matt Ryan, Jake T. Austin,  Kelly Arjen…

After discovering his younger sister has become addicted to drugs and caught in the seedy underworld, a taxi driver suffering from mental illness must find a way to save her by infiltrating a dangerous crime syndicate, regardless of the costs. 
 

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Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.
 

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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
 
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - filmfestivals.com Best for Fest"

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

Sharkwater Extinction first peek

Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for” Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, Sharkwater: Extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction is a follow up to his first two award-winning films, Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.

Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...
 

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Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

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Les 27èmes Trophées du Film français ont été décernés ce soir à 21h au Palais Brongniart.

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    Ces trophées récompensent notamment les champions du box office et des audiences, ainsi que l'exploitant de l'année, trois duos "producteur/réalisateur" cinéma et télévision, et la personnalité de l'année, désignée par les lecteurs du magazine.   Sont également décernés : Le trophée d'honneur Accuracy  Le trophée Unifrance, qui di...
 

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Célébrations début mars de la 22ème édition du Cartoon Movie avec un programme dense

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Clermont-Ferrand, le palmarès 2020

Le 42e Festival International du Court Métrage s'est achevé samedi 8 février à Clermont-Ferrand. Cette édition a été notamment marquée par un hommage à deux cinéastes — le Belge Olivier Smolders et le Néerlandais Rosto —, un focus sur le jeune cinéma polonais et une rétrospective consacrée aux mondes paysans.   Dominique Boutonnat, directeur du CNC, est venu à Clermon...
 

CESAR La démission complète du Conseil !

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Le Conseil d'Administration de l'Académie ds César demande une médiation au CNC

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LE CONSEIL D'ADMINISTRATION DE L'ACADÉMIE DES CÉSAR DEMANDE UNE MÉDIATION AU CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINÉMA   L’Association pour la Promotion du Cinéma rappelle qu’elle a pris acte des critiques, questionnements et remarques quant à la gouvernance de l’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. Le Conseil d’Administration va saisir aujourd’hui le Président du Centre National du Cinéma ...
 

Les mesures à venir pour la modernisation des César en lien avec le CNC

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Depuis le début d’année de nombreuses thématiques ont été soulevées, dans la presse et le milieu professionnel, quant au fonctionnement de l’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. Soucieuse d’y apporter toutes les réponses, l’Association pour la Promotion du Cinéma est restée ouverte et disponible pour fournir toute la clarté nécessaire. Nous avons accordé la plus gra...
 

Le FESTIVAL CINE-NOTES, invite « MONSTRES ET CREATURES » à sa 3e édition

 
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LES INATTENDUS | 12ème édition et hop c'est parti !

  Au moiment où s'ouvre la 12ème édition des Inattendus, nous vous donnons les clés de ce cru 2020.  Que voir aux Inattendus ? Le festival a à coeur de mettre en valeur l'audace et l'originalité du contenu, l'indépendance et la liberté artistiques. D'où la dénomination de "festival de films hors normes", à prendre au sens littéral.  Cette an...
 

Menu très complet mais sans les invités chinois au 26e Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie de Vesoul

Jay Jeon, Directeur du prestigieux Festival international du Film de Busan, avec Jean-Marc Thérouanne, Délégué Général du Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie de Vesoul : 24 ans d’amitié.   Tibet, Israël et Japon à l’honneur.  Jury et compétition paritaires Jay Jeon (Corée), Président du Jury et Cyclo d’or d’honneur  au ...
 

6e édition du Festival PLAY IT AGAIN !

 
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Programmation du 4e Festival cinéma Télérama Enfant

Le cinéma, ça n'est pas que pour les grands !    "Un seigneur recueilli par un jeune singe (Le voyage du Prince), un écolier japonais détective (Le mystère des pingouins)… Ces formidables personnages, et bien d’autres, nous vous invitons à les découvrir, en famille, dans plus de 190 cinémas de l’Hexagone, du 12 février au 3 mars, avec le soutien de notre pa...
 

Le palmarès de la 27e édition du Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer

Le Jury des longs métrages de la 27e édition du Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer, présidé par Asia Argento et composé de Flavien Berger, Arielle Dombasle, Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Christophe Gans, Jean-François Rauger, Niels Schneider et Alice Winocour, a remis les prix suivants :       ...
 
 

Triplé pour Les Misérables et doublé pour La Jeune fille en feu aux 25e Lumières de la presse internationale

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La 25e Cérémonie, diffusée en clair et en exclusivité pour la première fois sur Canal+, a été l’occasion de réunir des lauréats des précédentes éditions, notamment l’actrice Isabelle Huppert, présidente de la cérémonie, mais aussi Oumaya Amamra, Fanny Ardant, Jeanne Balibar, Elodie Bouchez, JR, Ibrahim Maalouf, Déborah Lukumuena et Félix Maritaud. Les Mis&eacu...
 
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Laura Dern interviewed at SBIFF - 2020 Oscar Winner

Filmed and interviewed by Guy Kennedy & Stuart MacNaught at the SBIFF Red Carpet 2020 ...

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