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A Call to Action for the Mediterranean during Venice Festival

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8th edition of the Better World Endowment Fund run by Manuel Collas de la Roche will take place during the Venice Film Festival.
 

Venice Film Festival­_Biennale College Cinema 9th edition_Call Opens Friday May 8th

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La Biennale di Venezia / Biennale College – Cinema International for the production of micro-budget feature films / The Call for the 9th edition is open  on the website www.labiennale.org   The feature-length film The Fits (2015) by Anna Rose Holmer (3rd edition) to be shown on the Criterion Channel / Since 2012 Biennale College Cinema has produced 26 feature-length films The new Call of the Biennale College – Cinema International for the production of micro-...
 

Visions du Réel 2020: a generous and accomplished online edition

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The 51st edition of Visions du Réel came to an end last Sunday, followed online with enthusiasm by a large audience. The 134 films of the programme, including 89 world premieres, have been watched 60,500 times on the platform tailor-made for this one-of-a-kind edition. We would like to thank the public, our institutional, private and technical partners, the filmmakers, producers and film professionals for supporting us in this exceptional adventure! It is thanks to the precious ...
 

Eurimages launches today a new call for proposals for the presentation of its Co-Production Development Awards.

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Festivals and co-production markets interested in hosting an award are invited to submit a proposal covering a three-year period from 1 January 2021. The call for proposals is available on the Eurimages website as of today - potential applicants should read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting a proposal.  Proposals should be sent to the Eurimages team at eurimages.tender@coe.int by 15 June 2020 at the latest. Since it was set up in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 2 063...
 

Maryland International Film Festival Hagerstown rescheduled to August 28-30

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MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-HAGERSTOWN  RESCHEDULE DATES  AUGUST 28-30TH, 2020      ...
 
 

This year, Sydney Film Festival will be virtual and national for the first time!

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  67TH SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: VIRTUAL EDITION AND AWARDS 10-21 JUNE PROGRAM LAUNCHES AND SALES OPEN 27 MAY   The special 67th Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition and Awards is all about bringing audiences across the nation together at a particularly challenging time in celebration of filmmakers and the Australian film industry.   From 10 to 21 June, SFF will present important elements of its 2020 lineup: world premieres of compelling true stories from...
 
 

35th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival : FLIFF calling

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June 1, 2020 Earlybird Deadline / July 1, 2020 Regular Deadline / August 1, 2020 Late Deadline SUBMIT I Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I  Email contact   Celebrating its 35th annual festival in 2020, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) presents American indies and studio films, international films, student films, special tributes, seminars and introduces filmmakers to South Florida audiences. The festival runs Nov...
 
 

Tribeca and YouTube joined by 20 festivals launch We Are One: A Global online Film Festival benefiting World Health Org this may

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The 10-day digital festival, produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises, will feature programming from 20 festivals including Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and many more, enabling audiences to experience films from around the world Festival to benefit World Health Organization Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube jointly announced today We Are One: A Global Film Festival, an unprecedented 10-day digital film fes...
 

New Vision International Short Film Festival

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Innovative international festival of short-length cinema. Imagination, genre variety, shocking plots, unexpected upshots, brevity, brilliant actor game, visual sophistication, authorial style – all these are the distinguishing features of the New Vision International Film Festival program. Festival presents a competition. The audience chooses the winners of different nominations by means of an independent voting. New Vision International Film Festival is a festival of films that r...
 

The 23rd UNAFF is calling for entries

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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),...
 
 

Mountainfilm Unveils the 2020 Lineup

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  As for most organizations — and most people — the pandemic has put Mountainfilm in uncharted waters. But as you’d expect from a film festival with a penchant for adventure, Mountainfilm rose to the challenge, pivoting to a virtual festival in a matter of weeks. The result is an extended, 10-day festival with over 100 on-demand films and presentations that viewers can watch at their leisure from the comfort of home.  The virtual fo...
 

 

YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE is First Doc Snagged at 2020 SXSW During Pandemic

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Somehow, even though SXSW 2020 was canceled, David Arquette managed to score a win for his documentary YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE. It's about? Wrestling... And not with his conscience, lol. Executive Producer and star David Arquette said, "I set out to make this film to stand up for myself, to rewrite the ending to my story, and find a place where I could be proud of my time in the ring. We couldn't wish for a better company ...
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Announcing the 2020 GIFF Award Winning Films...

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   A Peloton of One follows a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Dave Ohlmuller, as he conducts a solo bicycle ride from Chicago to New York to raise awareness of this scourge. Along this 700-mile journey, Dave meets other Survivors abused by coaches, teachers, family members, and like Dave himself, Catholic priests. Through these interactions and common stories, Dave tries to find a way to connect and heal, mile by mile, as he heads east towards his hometown. Dave also meets ...
 
 

Visions du Réel – International Film Festival Nyon: The Awards of the 51st edition are unveiled!

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The closing ceremony of the Festival took place online on Sunday night, unveiling the awardees of this one-of-a-kind edition, a first for the whole team, guests and the various audiences. Launched a little over a month ago, the ambitious challenge proved to be a success with a number of 60,500 online viewings. Discover the awardees! The Sesterce d’or la Mobilière was awarded this year to the film Punta Sacra by Francesca Mazzoleni to celebrate an emblematic wo...
 

VIDEO: Lawrence Kasdan Accepts The 2020 SLO Film Festival King Vidor Award

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  The King Vidor Award presentation has been a tradition ever since the first SLO Film Fest began in 1994, when director George Sidney was presented with the first award for Excellence in Filmmaking from Mary Harris. And so began the annual tradition of awarding a successful motion picture industry personality with the prestigious award on the stage of the beautiful Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo.  This year, our Festival was stopped before it could start, a...
 
 

The 53rd WorldFest-Houston Announces the BEST Actress/Actor FINAL JURY RESULTS...!

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As we begin to move beyond the shadows of the dreadful virus, and although the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival has been postponed ... we have carried on with the essential business of the film festival and overseen the adjudication of the Remi Awards from a wonderful slate of amazing films, scripts and excellent performances...! We "Salute and Congratulate" all of the contenders and we are now delighted to Announce the Final Results re...
 
 

A success for the Online Industry programme of Visions du Réel 2020, discover the awardees!

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Image: still from Reas, Lola Arias   The Online Industry of Visions du Réel 2020 closed last Thursday on its traditional awards ceremony which was too, held online. All activities took place as planned and provided tailor-made platforms to 1,300 accredited professionals, host to fruitful exchanges and encounters. A series of online talks centered on the uncertainties the film industry faces in the current time was also held, gathering prestigious speakers on the Festiva...
 
 

 

AFI 2020 Writers’ Room Ready Awards

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Program Pairs Winners with Industry Mentors   The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the recipients of the 2020 Writers’ Room Ready Awards, which recognizes outstanding work by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Fellows. The 2020 winners are: Haley Bartels, Christina Kingsleigh Licud, Kenda Greenwood Moran and Alessandro Pederzoli.   The selected recipients will be paired with mentors, giving them an opportunity to work directly with established artists. The mentors ...
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23rd UNAFF
October 15 – 25, 2020

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Regular Deadline – May 12, 2020*

Late deadline – May 20, 2020

The 23rd UNAFF will be held from October 15-25, 2020 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. This year’s theme THE POWER OF EMPATHY continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing our readiness to care about other people’s emotional experiences.

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Your Script Produced competition
                     Season 2
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Early bird Deadline: May 24, 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.

WE DON’T SET YOU UP WITH MEETING AFTER MEETING. WE DON’T SELL YOU DREAMS. WE DON’T SELL YOU HOPE.

WE PRODUCE YOUR SCRIPT!

PERIOD.

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French Riviera Film Festival 
May 11-12, 2020

 

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May 9, 2020 EXTENDED deadline

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. 

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
October 3 - 8, 2020

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August 20th, 2020 Extended 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 October 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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BEYOND BORDERS
July 23-30,  2020

Late deadline May 20, 2020

The 5th International Documentary Festival “Beyond Borders”, Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films until 20th of April, 2020. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social subjects. «Beyond Borders» takes place every year during the last week of August, is co-organized with the Region of South Aegean, Les Ecrans des Mondes and the Society for the Restoration of Castellorizo, is held under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, the Australian Embassy in Athens, the U.S. Embassy in Athens, the Embassy of Israel in Athens and the Municipality of Megisti (Castellorizo), with the kind support of ERT and EKOME. It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation (www.idisme.gr). “Beyond Borders” includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes. Prizes for Best History Documentary, Best Socio-political Documentary, Best Greek History Documentary, Best Greek Socio-political Documentary,     Best Short Length Documentary will be awarded by the Hellenic Parliament.  EKOME & SteFilm Post Production will also provide awards.

 

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
November 6 – 22, 2020

June 1, 2020 Earlybird Deadline 
July 1, 2020 Regular Deadline
August 1, 2020 Late Deadline

Celebrating its 35th annual festival in 2020, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) presents American indies and studio films, international films, student films, special tributes, seminars and introduces filmmakers to South Florida audiences. The festival runs November 6 – 22, 2020, and screens 200 films in Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Hollywood, St Augustine, and The Bahamas. Considered one of the most important regional film festivals in the U.S., the Festival's commitment to first-time filmmakers and innovative programming make it the perfect test market for your film.

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SiciliAmbiente Film Festival
July 3 – 10, 2020

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May 10, 2020 Extended Deadline

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The 12th annual SiciliAmbiente Film Festival will take place in July 2020.

The aim of SiciliAmbiente Festival is to promote independent documentary cinema and to encourage creative exchange and networking among the directors.
This Festival is organized and sponsored by Demetra Produzioni SAS and CANTIERE 7 Cultural Association, with the support of the City of San Vito Lo Capo and many other sponsors who share the same principles of the Festival.
Films dealing with the following themes may participate: Environment, Anthropology, Human Rights, Biodiversity, War, Integration, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development and the Relationship between Man and the Environment.

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ALEXANDRE TRAUNER ART/FILM FESTIVAL
13-18. OCTOBER, 2020., SZOLNOK


Entry deadline: 20. May 2020.
 

With its more than 50-year long tradition, the film festival of Szolnok has been named after the world-famous Hungarian-born artist and Oscar-winning production designer, Alexandre Trauner in 2018 to salute to the work of production designers. Our festival advertises submission in three categories. In the European Feature Film Section, the jury remunerates the production design of the films and production designers. Every other year we provide international competition for fine art films and films of university students. Between 13-18 October 2020 we are looking forward to welcome production and costume designers, fine artists, filmmakers, film professionals and university students majoring in film studies, media and communication, fine art or production design. The festival welcomes its participants with a wide range of programs: film screenings, masterclasses held by international film masters, fine art exhibitions, round table discussions and concerts in the evening

 

 

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Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn in conversation at Sydney Festival

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    In 2017, Ben Mendelsohn starred in two films at Sydney Film Festival: the emotionally intense drama Una (Official Competition) and a restored version of the Australian coming-of-age classic, The Year My Voice Broke. While at the Festiva...
 

Post Berlinale 2020 Dieter Kosslick

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After close to two decades as the director of the Berlin Film Festival, the Berlinale, Dieter Kosslick, who had expressed some desire to extend his contract, was replaced by Carlo Chatrian, former artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival.  Chatrian will have the same position at the Berlinale and Mariette Risssenbeek, former managing director of German Films. will be the new executive director.  Kosslick combined both positions during his service but expressed already...
 

Seattle Gets Creative #artdisplays4homestays

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City residents encouraged to display homemade works of art   Seattle, WA (May 1, 2020)- The quarantine and Covid-19 cannot squash the creative community in Seattle.  Let's make some art! Seattle's cultural community in association with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture encourages residents to participate in a city-wide art project to spread some joy and creativity during the COVID-19 pandemic response. Put some art up in a window, your front yard, or wherev...
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Elizabeth Moss Inhabits Writer Shirley Jackson in SHIRLEY, So Apropos of Now

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We interrupt this Pandemic to bring you Elizabeth Moss in SHIRLEY from NEON, about “The Lottery” writer Shirley Jackson. On June 19, 1948, The New Yorker published Jackson’s odd story about a town that gets stoned, but not how you think.

And with this enigmatic introduction to SHIRLEY, from Director Josephine Decker and Writer Sarah Gubbins, let’s make a small parallel to our Coronavirus-driven times where ending a lockdown means, in effect, a human lottery with a survival threshold. But this is a biopic, not a polemic.

Michael Stuhlbarg, a phenomenal stage actor who flirts with Hollywood roles occasionally, is part of the Moss-topped cast. Note Martin Scorsese is a producer on this film, which had its Sundance run back in January (during the dreaded "Sundance Plague," pre-COVID-19 official, a mini-epidemic in Utah)...
 

Blue Motel: winner of YSP Season 1 goes on winning Platinum Remi Award - best script at WorldFest Houston

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Ted Campbell, our Season 1 Ultimate Grand Prize Winner with the thriller Blue Motel, did it again:  he just won the prerstigious top category Platinum REMI AWARD for his script at Houston Worldfest 53rd edition.
Doval Bacall YSP founder mentionned "We have started developping the script into a great feature film, the team is proud to see Ted Campbell's recognised by another established festival! We will come back to Houston next year with the finished film and look forward to adding our names on the great list which Worldfest founder prides himself for discovering : the likes of Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee..."

Bruno Chatelin a partner of both festivals mentionned: "What a meaningful accolade from the festival run by a leader who can boasts the largest number of festivals held under same leadership: with 53 editions Hunter Todd is a true festival legend."

Submit through our partner DocFilmDepot

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Docfilmdepot is a platform that allows directors, producers and distributors of documentary films to manage their call for entries at several festivals. It allows you to create an account, to register one or more films whatever the genre to which they belong, to download the corresponding files, then to submit them to the festivals of your choice, partners of the platform.

Submission is made by sending an uploaded digital file. This shipment is payable by a simple online stamp system. For some festivals, submission can also be done by sending a dvd or blu-ray.

Docfilmdepot is also aimed at festivals and programmers who broadcast documentary films during their events. It is a complete and easy-to-use tool that allows you to manage the call for entries, the selection process by integrating the characteristics specific to each edition, and to facilitate the selection and the programming of the films via a dedicated space of streaming online.
 
 

I Spy THE COURIER: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley Coming Aug. 28

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you wonder what Benedict Cumberbatch has been up to, here's the latest. He stars in a true-life spy story, and it looks exciting. Plus Rachel Brosnahan is in this with more great actors in the MI-6 thriller... Curated by Screenmancer Staff from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions LOS ANGELES: Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions will deliver the Cold War espionage drama THE COURIER, starring Academy Aw...
 
 

Ruptly launches global documentary division and offers free licences

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Ruptly, the award-winning international news and media agency, has today announced the launch of a global documentary division with a debut catalogue of over 170 documentaries featuring captivating human interest stories centred around global themes. To mark the launch, Ruptly Documentary Collection will also be granting one free documentary licence per client in recognition of the difficulties faced by the broadcast industry as more and more productions shut down due to the current pandemic....
 

Boxoffice Pro LIVE Sessions: Overview of current moviegoers engagement campaigns around the world

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The webinar "Boxoffice Pro LIVE Sessions: Overview of current moviegoers engagement campaigns around the world" was live today   ...
 

Overview of the US business for the week of May 4

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This week Screendollars is publishing the 2020 Film Industry Survey, available here:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/film2020survey.  Our survey was created in collaboration with Stephen Follows, the UK-based Film Research analyst.  We encourage all our readers and film industry professionals to take five minutes to share your current experience working in the industry and opinions about the future of film and entertainment.  Results will be published in two weeks. ...
 
 

"terroir" on Short List for Best Music Video Award in Estonia!

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"terroir" has made the short list of Best Music Video nominees for the 2020 Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Films in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally scheduled for April, the festival has now been postponed to September 4-6, 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. Written/helmed and sung by Dawn Westlake, "terroir" explores the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes cloud our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. The fil...
 
 

 

FREE PROMOTION COPY OF "FAILURE"

 
Free copy promotion for the second of my short stories that is available on Amazon. This is a different story from the one thatI was promoted last month. You can get a free copy today and tomorrow. There is no obligation for it, but I would appreciate a review. Thank you. Clyde Phillips, the producer and writer of the award winning T.V. series DEXTER has given my work the highest rating which is 5 stars. This promotion is for “FAILURE.” It is the story of Nate Ragere who seems to b...

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SAVING NORTH - A RUSSIAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by J Mitchell Johnson

Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 Director's cut: 79 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. As Davies meets and becomes friends with the some of his Russian photo subjects, he finds himself getting emotionally involved with their struggle. He decides to put down his camera and get involved with church restoration.

Early on in our story Davies befriends the famed Russian architect Alexander Popov who is deeply involved in working to preserve and share with the world the beauty and value of these ancient structures. Popov has uniquely discovered and reinvigorated both the tools and processes that restore life back to the North. But it’s an uphill battle against strong and powerful forces.

Together, Davies and Popov uncover the circumstances that led to the demise of the churches, and then join a small but growing group of passionate Russian citizens and outsiders from all walks of life who join the cause of Saving North.

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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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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

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

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Les films qui ont une densité spirituelle évidente mettent souvent en scène le voyage, l’itinéraire initiatique, mais aussi la souffrance qu’implique de quitter sa terre, ses racines, son pays, son existence. On se rend compte, avec Les raisins de la colère que la modernité a constitué le terreau indispensable de la modernité liquide (Zygmunt Baumann). Le film est en effet réalisé en 1940, bien avant que la phi...
 

La Source (Jungfrukällan) d’Ingmar Bergman (Suède, 1960)

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Haute-Corse Le Festival du Film de Lama annule son édition 2020 Rendez-vous le 31 juillet 2021

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Festival du Film de Lama Président : Jean-Louis Devèze Délégué Général : Laurent Hérin www.festilama.org C’est avec une immense tristesse que l’Association du Festival et la Municipalité de Lama ont décidé d’annuler la 27ème édition du Festival du Film de Lama qui devait se dérouler du 1er au 7 août 2020. Depuis le mois de mars, au gré de l’é...
 
 

Mobilisons-nous pour que vive le 7ème ART en Corse et en Méditerranée

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  Dispositif TeC in CORSICA & MEDITERRANIU  SE SOUTENIR LES UNS LES AUTRES RESTER SOLIDAIRES   Alix Ferraris, directeur du festival Les Nuits MED et responsable de TALENTS EN COURT* pour le territoire corse, appelle à la mobilisation les acteurs du 7e art, les autodidactes porteurs d’un projet et les enseignants insulaires des collèges et lycées suite à la situation sanitaire. Vu la situation sanitaire, impossible aujou...
 

Un FIFF en 2020 ?

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La situation est inédite, le prochain FIFF le sera aussi ! Avant toute autre chose, nous espérons que vous - qui nous suivez depuis de nombreuses années, quelques mois ou quelques semaines ! - vous vous portez bien ? Ca nous ferait plaisir d'avoir de vos nouvelles (nous aussi, nous sommes confiné.e.s et vous nous manquez !). Si vous lisez cette lettre d'info, c'est que vous vous demandez quelle est l'actuali...
 

Le Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) annonce le départ de sa directrice générale Anaïs Emery

 
  Le Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) annonce le départ de sa directrice générale Anaïs Emery à l’automne prochain, après son événement hors-série 2020 qui se tiendra du 3 au 11 juillet 2020. Co-fondatrice de la manifestation et directrice artistique de celle-ci depuis 2006, Anaïs Emery a accompagné le NIFFF dans les moments clés de son évolution. Figure importan...
 

EURIMAGES Appel à propositions pour la remise des Prix au Développement de la coproduction

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      APPEL A PROPOSITIONS POUR LA REMISE DES PRIX EURIMAGES AU DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA COPRODUCTION Eurimages lance aujourd’hui un nouvel appel à propositions pour la remise de ses Prix au Développement de la Coproduction. Les festivals et marchés de coproduction intéressés peuvent soumettre une proposition pour une période de trois ans à compter du 1er janvier 2021. L’appel à propositions es...
 
 

3 livres consacrés à Sylvester Stallone

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  3 livres consacrés à Sylvester Stallone Après notre best-seller “Sylvester Stallone, héros de la classe ouvrière” (mis à jour), 2 nouveaux titres !! 3 livres sur Sylvester Stallone à précommander sur le site participatif Ulule :toutes les infos sur le site Ulule : https://fr.ulule.com/sylvester-stallone/Retour à Philadelphie, promenade analytique ...    Retour à Philadelphie, promenade anal...
 

    Maria Augusta Ramos, Melina León, Franco Lolli, Affonso Uchôa, Fernanda Valadez, Théo Court, Felipe Bragança, Joshua Gil, Juliana Antunes, Pablo Agüero... et d'autres cinéastes latino-américain·e·s incontournables   donnent rendez-vous aux professionnel·le·s  le 6 mai 2020 dans la sphère digitale   english |  español     ...Digital Gym

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