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The ceremony is about to begin: The Doors by Oliver Stone selected to screen at Cannes Classics

I am thrilled and looking forward to seeing the Doors by Oliver Stone on a big screen again. Than you Cannes Classics, thank you Thierry Fremaux... I had had so much fun working on the french release for Sony Pictures. This, above, was our special poster designed for France. It was  inspired the fantastic teaser trailer, I found the trailer so powerful that I asked Publicis, our ad agency, to work on a poster focused on the final scene where Jim is about to disolve in bright light: The c...

The latest Tarantino is ready for Cannes competition, new films announced in the 2019 Selection:

COMPETITION Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino (2 hrs 45) “We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be ready until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes! Like for Inglourious Basterds, he’ll definitely be there – 25 years after the Palme d’or for Pulp Fiction – with a finished film screened in ...

Un Certain Regard 2019 reveals the Jury members

    Chaired by Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki, the Jury of 3 women and 2 men will reveal its prizewinners on Friday, May 24 during the Un Certain Regard Closing Ceremony.   President Nadine Labaki Director & actress / Lebanon   Marina Foïs Actress / France   Nurhan Sekerci-Porst Producer / Germany ...

Vivid Memories from my days in Cannes launching Boyz'n The Hood

REST IN PEACE JOHN IT WAS AN HONOR TO WORK WITH YOU I am also very proud of my contribution to the international success of the film starting with a blast in cannes, and a marketing campaign designed with our french touch ! It is the only time in my career in film where I have been able to put a figure on the contribution of a festival to the box office of a film. See below how Cannes has been estimated to help the film perform an additional 40 M$, of which 20 M$ domestic, according to t...


The Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes has been announced

This year’s prestigious competition, unveiled on April 18 and championed by the press, with films from high level filmmakers as well as male and female directors accessing it for the first time, will be appraised by the next Festival de Cannes’ Jury (from 14 to 25 May 2019), inviting this year, under the first ever presidence of a Latino-American filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu : four women and four men, from four continents and from seven dif...

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Awards of the 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival

The 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the winning filmmakers, storytellers, and actors in its competition categories at this year’s awards ceremony this evening at the Stella Artois Theatre at BMCC TPAC. The top honors went to Burning Cane for the Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature, House of Hummingbird (Beol-sae) for Best International Narrative Feature, and Scheme Birds for Best Documentary Feature. The Festiva...

Winners of the 4th Annual Tribeca X Awards recognizing achievements in branded storytelling

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced today the winners of the 2019 Tribeca X Awards, sponsored by PwC. Celebrating the best artist and brand collaborations of the past year, Tribeca X expanded this year to honor work in four categories: feature, short, episodic, and VR. The winners were announced at the conclusion of the inaugural Tribeca X: A Day of Conversations, sponsored by PwC. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival runs April 24 – May 5. The winner of the B...

Tribeca review: "House of Hummingbird"

Eun-hee is a 14 -year-old girl in the 8th grade living in Seoul, Korea.  Her teacher tells the class not to waste time going out on dates, or singing at karaoke bars, and to study hard to prepare for acceptace into Seoul National University. Eun-hee wants to act her age and do what the teacher says she shouldn't do; sing in karaoke after school, and go out on dates. Eun-hee's family life is dysfunctional, and her father is also very strict putting pressure on her to study harder a...

Tribeca reviews: "Wild Rose"

Cute movie about a girl from Glasgow, Scotland who has to make amends for her past and present before things can go right in her future.  Rose-Lynn is obsessed with country music, and is dreaming of getting to Nashville, TN to "make it" as a country singer.  Little does she realize, that she is sitting on one of the greatest unwritten country songs to date, her own life story.  Fresh out of prison, she references the late, great, Johnny Cash, and how, he too, spent tim...

Tribeca reviews: "Inna De Yard" about Reggae Music

A musical journey with Roots, Rock, and Reggae.  Reggae music was recently added to the list of international cultural treasures by Unesco.  Spend some time on this musical reunion with Rastafarian reggae legends, Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, Jah9, Juddy Mowatt, and Cedric Myton (Congos), in their backyard, located in the panoramic green hills high above Kingston, Jamaica.  Hang out with these veterans and novices, as they record an acoustic album, jam on brass instr...

Tribeca reviews: "Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation"

"Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation" is less about the acutal concert performances from the classic rock era musicians, and more about what is was like to put the festival together, be a musician playing at the festival, and attend the festival as a peace and love searching concert-goer.  The film has a few more screenings at The Tribeca Film Festival 2019, will then play at the Quad Cinema in NYC starting on May 24, 2019, at Landmark's Nuart Cinema on J...

Tribeca reviews: "Burning Cane"

Get your blues on down South with the youngest filmmaker at Tribeca Film Festival 2019!  Phillip Youmans is a filmmaker from New Orleans, Louisiana.  In his last two years in high school, Phillip began writing, directing, shooting, and editing, his first feature, "Burning Cane." "Burning Cane," stars Wendell Pierce from "The Wire" and was executively produced  by Benh Zeitlin from "Beasts of the Southern Wild."  Inspired by b...

Tribeca reviews: "The Apollo" - Tribeca opener

  The 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival opened up with a screening of "The Apollo," about the legendary theater that has been providing over 80 years of African American entertainment located on 125th Street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevards in NYC, NY. The film captures the 1,506 seat venue, which became 'The Apollo' in 1938, with honesty and pride.  Amateur Night at The Apollo, founded by Ralph Cooper, is held every Wednesday evenin...

Tribeca reviews: "Maiden"

Opens June 28, 2019 in NY/LA.  Sony Picture Classics One of my favorite films at Tribeca 2019. The Whitbread Around the World Sailing Race (WRTWR) began in 1973, and was originally sponsored by a brewery in Britain that grew into a hotel chain.  The race is held every three years, and is now known as the Volvo Ocean Race.  When Tracy Edwards was 10 years old, her father died from a cardiac arrest.  When she was 16, she found herself escaping an alcoholic stepfather, drop...

Tribeca reviews: "The Gasoline Thieves"

Lalo is a fourteen-year-old farmhand who lives with his mother in rural Mexico. He is trying to gain the attention of a young girl, Ana.  When Ana tells him that she would like a smartphone, Lalo thinks about buying her one, however, he finds out that his mother has spent all of his money on medical bills. Looking to earn a quick income, Lalo seeks out the illegal underground world of siphoning gasoline from government pipelines.  He soon finds himself way in over his head, and his l...

Tribeca reviews: "Mercy"

Travel to Cameroon, where 14 year-old-Edith, seeks surgery to remove a tumor from her jaw.  Very inspirational.  Tribeca Cinema 360, Virtual Arcade at Spring Studios.  ...

"American Relapse"

Follow two recovering heroin addicts, Frankie and Allie, as they try to help other drug addicts by placing them in REPUTABLE treatment facilities in Florida. Shot over a 72 hour time frame, the film demonstrates the battles users face, the recovery process, and why they find it so hard to break the 360 degree cycle, often relapsing. Opens at Cinema Village in NYC and the Laemmle Monica Film Center in LA on March 29,, 2019. Available on iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo, and Amazon (VOD), beginning ...


In 1900, there were 100,000 tigers living in the wild.  Today, there are less than 4,000.  Observe experts as they risk their lives in order to protect and save these endangered animals from poachers and extinction in the South and Far Eastern parts of the world. "Tigerland" takes you into Bikin National Park (The Russian Amazon), Kanha National Park (India), and the Siberian Taiga, to demonstrate how these holy symbols of power act in their natural habitat...

"Between Me and My Mind" Phish-heads, documentary about Phish guitarist, Trey Anastasio

The documentary "Between Me and My Mind," about Phish guitarist, Trey Anastasio, and their psychedelic New Year's Eve show at Madison Square Garden, will have it's world premiere on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm at the Beacon Theater.  The Trey Anastasio Band will perform after the screening.  GALA DATE: Friday, April 26 TIME: 8:00 PM LOCATION:  Beacon Theatre ...

"The Good, The Bad, The Hungry" TRIBECA/ESPN SPORTS FILM

On Friday, April 26th at 6:00pm at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the documentary, "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry" will have it's World Premiere at the 13th Annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Gala. Last July 4th, Joey Chestnut, aka "Jaws," who hails from California, won his 11th title at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, downing 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes.  Watch him take on his rivals in "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry."  DATE:...

"For Sama"

Winner of the Documentary Feature at SXSW Waad is a young mother and journalist married to a doctor named Hamza.  Hamza runs a hospital in war-torn Aleppo during the height of the siege in 2016.  Eight out of the nine hospitals in the area have been destroyed, while miraculously, his remains functioning.  The film documents the time leading up to the siege, the devastation, the day to day occurrences within the hospital, Waad and Hamza's wedding, the delivery of their...

The 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival 2019! From April 24 - May 5, 2019

  The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival shorts competition exemplifies racial and gender equality. With 63 diverse short films from 19 countries, 45 percent of the films are directed by women.        ...

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The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in co-operation with the Municipality of Kandanos Selinou launches June 1-5

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival, June 1-5 The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in co-operation with the Municipality of Kandanos Selinou  launches June 1-5, 2019. FULL PROGRAM With over 350 film submissions resulting in 67 Officially Selected films from 19 countries, we are delighted to announce that many of our International and Greek filmmakers & directors have confirmed that they are travelling to Paleochora to participate in the Festival! Our an...


Jeff Bridges ' Living in the Future's Past Closing film, June 5 at Lost World Film Festival

Watch a 5 minutes sneak peek of the documentary directed by Susan Kucera, produced by Jeff Bridges to screen ‘Living in the Future’s Past’ a Special inclusion Feature Documentary Produced & narrated by Jeff Bridges - Directed by Susan Kucera will screen as closing film June 5 at 20:15 - 21:40, prior to the awards ceremony.   ...

At a Glance - 5 Day Event at Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival: June 1 - 5, 2019

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival International & Greek Short Films in SW Crete At a Glance - 5 Day Event : June 1 - 5, 2019   FREE ENTRY - ALL EVENTS - ALL WELCOME     Saturday June 1 14:00 - 17:00  | Meet & Greet & registration Buffet, Finikas/Palm Tree, Sandy Beach 19:00 - 20:15 |  Opening Night - Live Music - Traditional Dancers - Town Hall (Outdoor) 20:30 - 22:15  | Opening Night Short Films & Director Q&A - Town Hall (O...

Guest speaker Bruno Chatelin interviewed on festival strategy

BRUNO CHATELIN - FILMFESTIVALS.COM PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FESTIVAL JUDGE 2019   Bruno Chatelin COO Interview by Eleni Oulani     Having created the online platform, aiming at promoting film festivals worldwide, you have seen the birth of many festivals around the world. Can you tell us a little bit about this experience? I started developing a strong interest for festivals in 1987 when I was ...


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Your Script Produced 
winner gets the film produced for 250 000$


Extended Deadline May 15 

Introducing the first annual inaugural debut for “Your Script Produced!” Worldwide Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films.

The sponsor will fully fund, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Film script. Also, Sponsor will purchase the Grand Prize Winning TV script to fund the development, package and potentially produce the Grand Prize Winning TV script. Open to anyone 18 years old or older. No cap on income earned as a writer. Open to all non-union members.

Sponsor plans to launch development / pre-production to the Grand Prize winning film script in September 2019. $250,000.00 USD Production budget fully financed by our sponsor(s).

Submit more screenplays, Save more on your submission fees! Save 25% when you submit 2 scripts: 30% when you submit 3 scripts and 35% off when you submit 4 scripts







CineMaTerre European Festival for Transition Films
Nov 21 -24, 2019

 Deadline: 31 May 2019

Jointly launched by the European Institute of Ecology (IEE) in Metz and the Association  Ecrans des Mondes in Paris (AEM), CINEMATERRE, second edition of our festival in Metz, offers the audiences of the Eastern Euroregion, once a year, a collection of compelling films dealing with the ecological transition i.e; the relationships between Men, Society and Nature. A special emphasis will be given in this regard to the dialogue between different cultures and civilizations of our planet.
It will be an international competition of recent, meaningful films of all genres and formats: - creative documentaries, fiction, animation- -short, medium, long-. with a special category "Youtue", all having as common issue Environment, Nature and sustainable living together. The objectif: Inform, entertain, educate, move, inspire and, who knows, save the world! Pre-selected by a committee of scientists, filmmakers and citizens from the Euroregion - France - Germany - Belgium - Luxembourg, the films of the official competition will be appreciated by an international jury chaired by a renowned personality.
The entry will be free for young filmmakers.


40th Manaki Brothers Cinematographers International FilmFestival

September 14 to 21 September in Bitola, Macedonia

Now accepting submissions for the 40th edition of ICFF “Manaki Brothers” 

The International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS”, is the first and oldest international film festival dedicated to the creativity of cinematographers across the world. It started in 1979 at the initiative of one of the main founders-AFPM/the Association of Film Professionals of Macedonia (which also marks its 65 jubilee this year), and was co-organized with the host-city of Bitola and the Cinematheque of Macedonia, established in honor and inspired by the abundant photographic/cinematographic opus of the MANAKI brothers: Yanaki (1878-1954) and Milton (1880-1964), whose 135 birth anniversary is to be celebrated this year as well. Thus, naturally, the cornerstones of the future festival were laid, in the town at the foot of Pelister, the City of Consuls - Bitola, where the Manaki brothers had their photo-studio and cinema theater.

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Hollyweed Film Festival


Final deadline September 7, 2019

The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10 US Entry Fee

The Hollyweed Film Festival is proud to announce a a limited time low entry fee off of $10 US for short and longform films All Genres including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Animation, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film Noir, Flash, Health, History, Horror, Human Rights, Independent, Kids, LGBTI, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music Video’s, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Postmodern, Realism, Reality, Religion, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent movie, Social Issues, Spiritual, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War and Westerns. This is our first year and it's going to be a kool happening so check out

The HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL is an Online & Theatrical Festival that will be seen by Industry Professionals. 

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London, Nice, Madrid, Milan calling

15 Years of celebration, 4 GREAT FESTIVALS

We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 festivals, You can submit your film via Withoutabox, or enter direct at our web site

London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Feb 16th - 23rd 2019

Nice International Film Festival on the French Riviera just before the Cannes film festival. May 11th-18th 2019

Madrid International Film Festival

Milan World Cinema


Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
July 19 – 29, 2019 

Extended Deadline May 15, 2019 

Three times now, The Melbourne Doc Fest has been rated as a Top 100 Film Festival on FilmFreeway and has consistently been ranked in the top 2% of the over 6,000 film festival in the world over the last 3 years.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently rated as the Documentary Film Festival of the Year (2018) by FilmDaily. 

Our mission is to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, and to showcase the best international documentaries to Melbourne audiences. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival provides a public forum and supportive platform to allow emerging filmmakers to showcase their work.

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Reykjavik International Film Festival

All submissions must have been completed after January 1st, 2018. RIFF will consider both international and Icelandic films, whether they are fiction films or documentaries, regardless of length or subject matter.

Must be at minimum Icelandic premieres (i.e. must not have been screened publicly in Iceland prior to the 2019 festival, including a broadcast version of any length).

Must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned.

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UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival
October 17 – 27, 2019

May 29, 2019 Late Deadline


We are delighted to announce the 22nd UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As one of the oldest solely documentary film festivals in the US, UNAFF was founded by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic and has grown and earned the respect of audiences and filmmakers alike for its fearless independence and integrity. In addition to providing early outlets for films, many of which later went on to win major awards and accolades, UNAFF prides itself in creating a community forum with year-round programs for discovery and dialogue about different cultures, issues and solutions.It was founded by

The 22nd UNAFF will be held from October 17-27, 2019 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco.

This year’s theme SCALES OF JUSTICE continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing the fight for justice and exploring possible paths emanating from it into the future.

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Do not miss the Early Bird Discount registration at Cannes Film Finance Forum and Immersive Summit May 17

Winston Baker Cannes Conferences in Partnership with Marché du Film and will be held on May 17, 2019 at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France. Our events host targeted groups of 200-300 producers, innovators, buyers and financiers interested in learning more about emerging trends in finance and technology. Winston Baker’s conferences are an effective way to meet, network and stay connected with award-winning filmmakers, dealmakers and game-changers at a film festival that hosts thousands of people each year.  Register with code FEST21 and save big until May 10!


Positive Cinema Week launched at an event in Paris announcing competitions, panels, public screenings and other industry events.

Rare opportunity to brainstorm and exchange on the role of cinema in our society with Jacquess Attali, french renown economist and politician, founder of Positive Planet NGO, the head of Canal +, Institut Français, CNC, TV5 Monde and some directors and actors. Do NOT miss a bit from the conference on the Positive cinema week in Cannes produced by Positive Planet.    ...

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Meet Doval Bacall Festival Founder Your Script Produced

Fireside chat withthe founder of the competition Your Script Produced where he tells audience how and why he created this festival, a premiere on the market. Doval was visiting the Worldfest Houston film festival realizing both competititions shared the same values and desire to promote independent filmmakers.      ...

Bruno Chatelin ( editor) joins the jurors of Your Script Produced

Doval Bacall and Bruno Chatelin at the WorldFest Houston film festival april 2019. The Zaza Limo...this is Texas andno one is scared of Longhorns on a freeway...!   ...

Doval Bacall Festival Founder Your Script Produced initiates a partnership with WorldFest Houston

During the 52nd edition of Houston Worldfest Doval Bacall and Hunter Todd met to discuss strategic partnership between the two festivals. The winner of YSP will be entered for free in Worldfest Houston... ...

Steven Zaillian will chair the 17th edition of the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest taking place here from July 14-21

17th Annual Event to Unfold July 14-21   The American Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Steven Zaillian (Best Adapted Screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List) will chair the 17th edition of the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest taking place here from July 14-21 it was announced today by founder and producer of the event, Pascal Vicedomini. The director-writer-producer is among Hollywood’s most prolific forces having received Oscar nomina...

Marten Rabarts appointed as the new Film Festival Director – Kaiurungi in New Zealand

The New Zealand Film Festival Trust Board announced today that, after an extensive international recruitment procedure, Marten Rabarts, current head of Eye International at the Eye Filmmuseum in The Netherlands, has been appointed as the new Film Festival Director – Kaiurungi, from October 2019. Catherine Fitzgerald, NZFFT Chairperson: “As so many have noted, Bill Gosden left unique and large shoes to fill on his recent retirement after 40 years. From a richly skilled and...
Producer, director, writer Don Millar's debut feature documentary BOTERO (2018) portrays the life of beloved and iconic artist Fernando Botero. The 86 year-old Colombian native painter and sculptor was born in Medellin in 1932. A poetic ode to the modern master, the film features interviews across ten cities in China, Europe, North America and Latin America, following Botero and his family, revealing the legacy he has created from his youth to life today as he continues to paint and sculpt...

Dave Grusin Not Enough Time - Cast and Crew

DAVE GRUSIN COMPOSER Dave Grusin has written the music and composed the theme songs for over twenty network television shows including "Maude", "St. Elsewhere" and "Good Times".  Dave was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning one Oscar for "The Milagro Beanfield War".  His other nominated films include, "The Champ",...

Dave Grusin : 10 Grammy Awards, 1 Oscar an so many nominations

ROBERT DAVID "Dave" GRUSIN Dave Grusin grew up as the son of a Latvian immigrant in rural Colorado and spent his early years training to be a cowboy.  However, his father strongly encouraged him to seriously study he did.  A timely audition after college led Dave to playing piano, arranging music, and eventually becoming a Music Director on "The Andy Williams Show" in Los Angeles.  The...

Wim De Witte named program director of Film Fest Gent

Film Fest Gent presented the 45th edition of the festival in October 2018. It offered a program with a fine selection of high-quality films, including the opening film 'Girl' and the winner of the international jury 'Cold War' (now in theatres), but also with a lot of 'smaller' films ('First Reformed', 'Hotel by the River', 'Long Day's Journey Into Night') and a series of rediscoverable classics (with a Tribute to the Hungarian direc...


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IFFLA 2019 ..from Bang to Wimper

Festival director Christine Marouda discusses the opening film Andhadhun with director Sriram Baghavan and actress TABU, the star of the picture. Los Angeles Indian Film Festival, IFFLA, 2019:  From a Big Bang to a Pitiful Whimper By Alex Deleon The 17th annual Indian film festival of Los Angeles began an abbreviated four day run on Thursday, April 11 and closed shop on the following Sunday.  In previous years at the Arclight Multiplex in Hollywood the festival ran six days a...

Setters, Review: Questionable answers

Setters, Review: Questionable answers Job-oriented education has been a hot topic in India, where unemployment figures and poverty levels are very high. Corruption begins when a child is admitted to the kinder-garten class, with the help of a handsome bribe, euphemistically called ‘donation’. The spiral often continues till the graduation level, where the focus shifts to obtaining leaked examination papers, getting proxy candidates to appear on behalf of weak students, feeding liv...

After, Review: Noah’s arch

After, Review: Noah’s arch Teens to twenties romances do not come to us as just pure teenage romances, which can get terribly boring. There was Love Story, with cancer as the villain, and there was Goodbye Columbus, which had a devil-may-care heroine who invites her boy-friend to live with her family and seduces him with pre-marital sex. Also in the same milieu was When Harry Met Sally, which was drawn around the premise that men and women cannot just be friends. After has a girl brough...

Tarpan, Review: Pride and prejudice

Tarpan, Review: Pride and prejudice To draw even minimal audiences, films like Tarpan need three boosters: positive reviews, film festivals exposure and word-of-mouth publicity. They pick up dark subjects, rooted in current ground reality, write them for the screen in the realistic mode, stick as far as possible to factual references as against a fictional narrative, cast unknown or at least relatively unknown actors who would nevertheless deliver, retain a technical team that can put-togethe...

Avengers, Endgame: Thanostradamus As star casts go, Avengers: Endgame runs up a mind-boggling score. Like in theatrical performances, where all characters come on to the stage after the performance to take a bow, Endgame brings them all on screen, even resurrecting the dead, in a show of ultimate strength, before their nemesis is vanquished. Just as it takes two lives to conquer the dark force, the dark force itself needs to be conquered not once but twice. It is ingenious writing, to lay out... 

Hey Cannes, here's the screenplay Nice is talking about

LUST FOR CONTROVERSY, written by Richard Spencer, America’s top celebrity editor, is currently featured in the 2019 Nice Film Market (it won Best Unproduced Screenplay). It’s the epic true story of French artist Gustave Courbet, who was called the most arrogant man in France, and, if he were alive today, would be insulted that a movie hasn’t already been made about him! Hear him counting at least five films for Van Gogh and about half a dozen for Coco ...
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First Annual French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Form Film Content Announces Jury

Cloud21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( are pleased to announce the preliminary judges panel for the first annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that will be held on May 18 and 19, 2019 in Cannes, France at Eden Hôtel & Spa (   The jury for the inaugural festival includes:   Lena Basse, journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press Michael Benaroya, founder,...

Your Script Produced partners with Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival kicks off today May 2 and runs till May 10, 2019 at select cinemas in the Los Angeles area.  The festival will present a card presenting Your Script Produced ahead of each screening. Further discussions are beeing held to extend partnership. A key highlight of the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month activities, the Festival is produced by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific ...

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Better Wold Forum returns to Cannes with The Ocean Impact Day May 18

  “In the age of technology, the multiplication of social networks and the apogee of the virtual, which makes us lose sight of the true meaning of life, it is essential to refocus on our values and to make them live through our actions.​ Humanists must incarnate their values and inspire our actions to regain that balance and the harmony that is increasingly maltreated on this planet.​ I created the Better World Forum because I am firmly convince...

Winners of the 4th Annual Tribeca X Awards recognizing achievements in branded storytelling

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced today the winners of the 2019 Tribeca X Awards, sponsored by PwC. Celebrating the best artist and brand collaborations of the past year, Tribeca X expanded this year to honor work in four categories: feature, short, episodic, and VR. The winners were announced at the conclusion of the inaugural Tribeca X: A Day of Conversations, sponsored by PwC. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival runs April 24 – May 5. The winner of the B...

Cannes Classics 2019 will pay Tribute to Lina Wertmüller

Nella foto: Rob Reiner, Marco Giallini e Lina Wermuller @ Ischia Global Festival 2013   Lina Wertmüller is the first woman director ever nominated as a director at the Academy Awards in 1977 for Pasqualino Settebellezze, Lina Wertmüller will introduce the film with lead actor Giancarlo Giannini in attendance. Pasqualino Settebellezze (Pasqualino / Seven Beauties) (1975, 1h56, Italy) by Lina Wertmüller Presented by Centro Sperimentale di Cinemat...

The Arab Cinema Center Reveals Final Nominations for the Annual Critics Awards

The Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has revealed the final nominees for its 3rd Annual Critics Awards, which were selected by 75 film critics from 34 countries from all over the world. The critics viewed Arab feature and documentary films produced in 2018 on Festival Scope. The winners will be announced on the sidelines of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25).   The Arab Cinema Center published a video announcing the final nominees for its 3rd A...

New Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival

  The CICAE and the AFCAE will launch a new Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival in consultation with the Cannes Film festival. The award will be introduced starting from the next edition of the festival. This new award will be given to a film from the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard section) chosen from approximately 40 titles. ...


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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Eco, Transition, Green and Conservationism cinema: check our fantastic selection

Films we curate for festivals: Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' in the eco green genre!   "Ones to Watch for fests' by"...  


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Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our selection

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Dave Grusin Not Enough Time Documentary feature by Barbara Bentree

USA, 84 min, 2019 I  Trailer I Ask for a screener

Millions of people know the music of Dave Grusin (The Graduate, Three days of the Condor, Reds, Heaven can wait, The Champ, The fabulous Baker Boys, Havana, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Firm...) but may not know his name. Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time documents his journey from Colorado cowboy to Oscar and Grammy winning composer. 

The documentary, directed by Barbara Bentree and produced by John Rangelwill include interviews with many friends and collaborators such as Quincy Jones, Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller, Nathan Barr and Michael Keaton, besides Dave Grusin himself, who is strongly involved in the development of the documentary.

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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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Raised On Rock The Burnette Family Legacy


Coming April 2019  "RAISED ON ROCK - The Burnette Family Legacy" will be premiering at Film Festivals throughout 2018 before being released for worldwide distribution

Director - Sally Steele

Sally Steele is on a mission to reunite the legendary battling Burnette family- a family United by Blood-Divided by Fame. The filmmaker travels across the United States interviewing special guests while learning the amazing rock history of Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette and The Rock and Roll Trio who influenced Elvis, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many others, on her quest to bring Rocky and Billy Burnette and the members of the family together for one final dramatic and exciting performance at the end of the film, trying to heal the rift that rocked the world and tore a family apart echoing down a generation to the family “Raised On Rock“.

The film exists in two versions Long Short (60) and Short Documentary (40)

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

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - 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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LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, A documentary presented by Jeff Bridges.
USA October 2017 - 83 minutes 


13 Festival wins so far for Living in the Future's Past

Jeff Bridges was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at the 2019 Golden Awards Ceremony


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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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

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)

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...

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Le Jury des Courts Métrages et de la Cinéfondation

Composé de 2 femmes et 3 hommes venus d’horizons professionnels et géographiques variés, le Jury des Courts Métrages et de la Cinéfondation se dévoile à son tour. Présidé par Claire Denis, il désignera la Palme d’or du court métrage parmi les 11 films sélectionnés en Compétition. Cette récompense sera remise lors de la cérémonie de...

Sélection 2019 : nouvelles annonces: Le nouveau Tarantino est pret!

La 72e édition du Festival de Cannes se déroulera du 14 au 25 mai 2019. © Sony Pictures Comme annoncé lors de la conférence de presse du 18 avril dernier, voici les films qui complètent la Sélection officielle 2019. Les déclarations entre guillemets sont de Thierry Frémaux, Délégué général. Elles s’ajoutent aux commentaires f...

Nouveau Jury Art Cinema Award à Cannes

  L’AFCAE et la  CICAE, en concertation avec le Festival de Cannes, a décidé de lancer un PRIX DES CINÉMAS ART ET ESSAI qui sera attribué dès la prochaine édition du Festival. Ce nouveau Prix distinguera un film parmi les titres de la Sélection Officielle (Compétition et section Un Certain Regard), soit environ 40 oeuvres. ...

La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs présente 5 courts métrages coréalisés par 5 tandems de jeunes réalisateurs

La Factory vise à l’émergence de nouveaux talents sur la scène internationale en permettant à des couples de jeunes cinéastes locaux et internationaux, de se rencontrer et de créer ensemble. Après Taïwan en 2013, Copenhague et Helsinki en 2014, le Chili...

Un Certain Regard 2019 Le Jury

Nadine Labaki © Vivien Killiliea / Getty Images. Marina Foïs © Christophe Meimoon. Lukas Dhont © Johan Jacobs. Lisandro Alonso © Guadalupe Gaona, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst © Søren Porst     Présidé par la réalisatrice et comédienne libanaise Nadine Labaki, le Jury composé de 3 femmes et 2 hommes délivrera son palmarès ...
Face à une compétition prestigieuse, saluée par la presse lors de sa présentation le 18 avril dernier, faite de cinéastes de haut niveau ainsi que de réalisatrices et réalisateurs qui y accèdent pour la première fois, le Jury de la prochaine édition du Festival de Cannes (14-25 mai 2019) convie, sous la première présidence d’un cinéaste latino-américain, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñár...

CANNES 2019 ! "Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography" : Bruno Delbonnel

72e FESTIVAL DE CANNES "Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography" HOMMAGE A BRUNO DELBONNEL (A.F.C. et A.S.C) * Vendredi 24 mai 2019 à 20h * Salle Buñuel, Palais des Festivals       &n...

Eric Garandeau publie son premier roman Tapis Rouge

Une belle surprise, un peu déjantée et libre comme un Blier, crédible, documenté, féroce, farfelu.... Bruno Chatelin
Eric Garandeau, ancien président du CNC, et ancien vice-président du festival de Cannes, a publié son premier roman Tapis Rouge, aux éditions Albin Michel. Entre OSS 117 et L’Homme de Rio, le tout mâtiné d’une pointe de Bla...

Les projections de la Semaine du Cinéma Positif

Evénement gratuit et ouvert à tous ! Vous souhaitez participer à l'un ou plusieurs des événements organisé dans le cadre de la semaine du cinéma positif ? Nos événements sont gratuits mais l'inscription est nécessaire pour y accéder et réserver votre place. Nous avons hâte de vous y accueillir ! Les projections gratuites...

Sharkwater Extinction, retenu par la Semaine du Cinéma Positif à Cannes, sera présenté en projection le 16 mai à 11h

"Un spectaculaire ballet avec les requins, le combat d une vie et un hymne tragique à leur préservation"!  Bruno Chatelin Les parents de Rob Stewart Brian et Sandy présenteront le film de leur fils décédé sur le tournage.   Inscriptions en ligne


Les Hôtels Barrière Le Majestic et Le Gray d’Albion, stars de La Croisette pour le Festival de Cannes

Le Festival de Cannes commence et finit avec Barrière. Pour sa 72e édition, le plus célèbre des rassemblements cannois et le Groupe mythique de La Croisette seront une fois de plus inséparables : en plus d’accueillir stars internationales et maisons de luxe renommées, Le Majestic sera également l’hôte privilégié de la Welcome Party et de la Soirée de Clôture du Festival. Le Festival de Cannes, s...

Frédéric Lenormand, Au service secret de Marie-Antoinette, L’enquête Du Barry, aux éditions La Martiniere

Une nouvelle comédie policière qui nous plonge avec délice dans les souterrains et les antichambres de Versailles. Derrière son éventail et ses fanfreluches, la reine surveille les moindres mouvements de la Cour. Aidée par un duo d'enquêteurs pittoresques, un vol de bijoux sera sa première enquête. Récemment mariée au roi Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette trouve ce nouveau statut bien ennuyeux. Les bals et les atours ne suffisent pas à ...

Rétrospective TERESA VILLAVERDE en juin au Centre Pompidou


Gabriel Yared invité d'Honneur du 6ème Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule

Le 6ème FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA ET MUSIQUE DE FILM DE LA BAULE se tiendra du 6 au 11 novembre 2019 La 6ème édition du Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule, organisée par Christophe Barratier et Sam Bobino, en partenariat avec la Ville de La Baule et la Sacem, aura lieu du 6 au 11 novembre 2019. L’invité d’Honneur de cette 6ème édition sera le compositeur international Gabriel Yared, Oscaris&ea...


VIDEO: Hommage à Gabriel Yared à l UCMF 2019

Bel hommage rendu par l UCMF à Gabriel Yared, un des plus grands compositeurs de musique de films.  Le prix lui a été remis par son ami et voisin Jean Louis Aubert. Beau moment d' émotion et de poésie amicale et surtout le régal d'entendre Gabriel Yared interpreter ses compositions au piano! Enjoy! A PROPOS DE GABRIEL YARED « À sa manière, Gabriel Yared ressemble à certains dieux hindous, multiformes. On po...



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