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The Festival Beat live from WorldFest Houston, Cannes ... Volume 861 Newsletter

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>   WorldFest Houston Previews April 5 -14 

VIDEO: Hunter Todd, Houston Worldfest founding director, talks to

Learn from the festival director who gave their first festival prize to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, the Coen brothers, : the mission, the history, the gala, the regatta, the city, the ambiance : things you need to know about Worldfest Houston.   ...

The 52nd WorldFest-Houston Mid-Fest Recap Best Actor/Actress Nominees!



Mid-stride at WorldFest-Houston with Day Five, Tuesday, April 10 the exciting film line-up continues to unspool! This year is another great cornucopia for true film buffs offering several compelling World Premieres from over 70 Indie features; the Fourteenth Annual Italian Panorama with a comedic flair and great diversity; a fine contingency of films from India, South Africa, The Philippines; and much more! Now posted on the WorldFest-Houston website ( designed by Lopez...

WORLDFEST Houston 52 Program April 11th

Master/Class Sessions   Also of note is our Master Class/ Seminar schedule (all seminars at The Westin Hotel 945 Gessner Rd. Houston, TX 77024 --- open to public and tickets starting at $50 per seminar) Thursday, April 11th   9:00 AM “A Career in Filmmaking 101” Erik Calderon, owner of FLMC Films (this seminar is free with student ID) 10:00 AM – “So You Want to Make a Movie?” Nick Nicholson national film critic 1:00 PM - “Cut to the Dog&rdqu...

WORLDFEST Houston 52 Program April 10h

10 APR 2019@ 5 PM   Drama/Comedy Shorts Campesino Trailer Blue Amber (Panorama China) 10 APR 2019@ 7 PM   School Service Bob & Mary's The Wake of Light Trailer Consciousness Trailer 10 APR 2019@ 9 PM   Live Life Trailer ...

WORLDFEST Houston 52 Program April 9th

9 APR 2019@ 5 PM   Drama Shorts #3       American Ghost Tail + Shorts Feature Tian Long Ba Bu (Panorama China) Feature     9 APR 2019@ 7 PM   My Dear Elephant (Panorama China) Feature Houston/Texas Shorts The Rita G. Affair + The Nixie  Feature T...

Chinese treat at Worldfest Houston 52 with Wolf Warior 2

I totally enjoyed watching Wolf Warrior 2 the Chinese action film directed by Wu Jing, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Celina Jade, Frank Grillo... The film scored just under 900M$ at the chinese Box Office! a true phenomenom The film is non stop action,with spectacular explosions, killings, fights, a touch of romance at the end of course (the lead character, special forces combat retired officer) is so busy saving everyone else and killing hundreds of bad guys that he c...

Focus on the creative force behind WorldFest Houston, congrats to the entrepreneur Hunter Todd...and family

In this episode from BizBuzz America TV John Frazier spotlights Hunter Todd CEO & Director of WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.   ...


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>   American Documentary Film Festival Previews March 29 April 4



VIDEO: meet Teddy Grouya Amdocs Festival Founder

Teddy and his sister Heidi. Teddy Grouya, festival founder, presents his festival and tells how proud he is from his selection (screened from 2000 films submitted) 175 filmmakers came with their films at his festival 50% US, 40 countries are represented. ...


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



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).







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.


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Florence Film Awards
May 15, 2019

April 30, 2019 Late Deadline

Florence Film Awards is a monthly film competition for filmmakers worldwide, based in Florence, Italy. Florence Film Awards is the first monthly film festival in Tuscany. We live in the city of the Art and we think that films are the highest point of the Art. Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers. Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings.

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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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Filmmaker Final Four 
April 9 – 24, 2019

April 30, 2019 Late Deadline

The Filmmaker Final Four is an innovative competitive festival program that will provide an an opportunity for filmmakers across the country to produce short films and have them presented to live audiences and industry professionals.

Filmmakers will assemble a team to conceive, cast, produce and edit a short film. They will have 16 days to complete the project, based on one of two application deadlines. The program will roll out across 4 separate regions (West, Midwest, Northeast, South)

All projects from each respective community, within one of the 4 regions, will have an opportunity to screen their film for audiences, friends and family. While some regions will have multiple screenings, there will ultimately be 4 winners from each region, as voted on by separate juries and online audience polling.

The 4 films from each respective region will be announced at the end of their quarterly competition. At the end of the year, the Sweet 16 will be announced and have additional screenings take place in Hollywood.

Check the rules and regulations and the awards


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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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10th Bridges Film Festival
October 10 – 19, 2019

This year we focus on films from all over the world within the thematic TALES & FABLES and look for short and feature films of all genres also shot with a MOBILE device, that will tell us an interesting tale or fable. As the BRIDGES International Film festival concurs often with the International Day of People with Disability, a part of our screenings is dedicated to films about human disabilities, under the symbolic title «We can do». 

A. PIFF General Categories in thematic TALES & FABLES: 
-Feature Films (up to 120 minutes) 
-Short Films (up to 20 minutes) 
-Animation Films (up to 120 minutes) 
-`Nostimon Imar` (Greek cinematographers who live abroad)(up to 120 minutes) 
-Comedy Films (up to 120 minutes) 
-Dance Films and Music Films – Video Clips (120 minutes max. length) 
-Video Art / Experimental (up to 60 minutes) 
-Children films (up to120 minutes) 
-"Women films" from all over the world (Director and/or Producer) 
-"50/50" films with credits 50% men and 50% women

B. PIFF Special Categories: 
-Panorama (films out of competition) 
-“Bridges" - World Cinema 
-"Mobile Films"
-"We Can Do" regarding films with/by people with special abilities 

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
June 1 – 5, 2019


April 15, 2019  LateDeadline

The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 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.

In due course we will announce details of parallel Talks and Master Classes which will be included in our Film Festival Programme. Keep a weather eye for details both here and on our website.

In addition to our listed venues, we are also aiming to include Open Air evening screenings in Central Paleochora. More news on this once we have finalised the details.

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Marché du Film and Annecy partner in the Animation Day on Sunday, May 19.

Marché du Film 14-23 May 2019       — Animation Day 

The Marché du Film, looking to strengthen the presence of animation in Cannes, partners with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market to create Animation Day on Sunday, May 19.

Please note that Animaze and have stopped the organisation of the Animation Day in Cannes and welcome the new initiative. Good ideas live for ever!



Positive Cinema Week will unveil its Cannes program on April 16th in Paris

On April 16th, at 11:00 am at the Publicis Cinéma on the Champs Elysées, the Semaine du Cinéma Positif will launch and unveil the program: a week of debates and screenings around positive, committed cinema that proposes solutions and changes our view of the world. An event that is very proud to be associated with as media partner.       IN THE PROGRAM   11:00 am Presentation of the Po...

The team for Cannes 2019

left to right Bruno and Alex, Alison, Isabella, Lillian, Nicholas, Vanessa, Nesta (two pictures) Bruno Chatelin     Chief editor PRESSE       Vanessa McMahon     Interviewer Alex Deleon     ... 

Critic's Week Jury complete, presided by Ciro Guerra

President Ciro Guerra Colombia Ciro Guerra’s work throughout his 4 short films and 4 features is very personal; it conveys a new outlook on Colombia, witnessing a generation whose express will is to, once again, claim ownership of living spaces. “We grew up as prisoners of cities. Deeply violent, dangerous, poor cities with rampant inequalities. The current generation tries to return to these abandoned spaces and find in them a real identity.” After ...

Jim Jarmusch to open the 2019 Festival de Cannes!

  The Dead Don’t Die, Jim Jarmusch’s new film, will be screened at the Opening, and in Competition – a world premiere! The 72nd Festival de Cannes will open with the Competition screening of Jim Jarmusch's new film, The Dead Don't Die. On Tuesday May 14th, on the screen of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the film by the American director and screenwriter will be this year’s first Palme d'Or competition screening. In the sleepy small tow...


Three Family and Fantasy Films from Summer Hill Entertainment

  Contact us or visit our website for more information The great Miss Helen Keller once said, "Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all." A sophomore lives by these words. It's time to make the most of life. It's time to change the rules. It's time to make a little history of your own. You're not a freshman anymore. Sophomore year is here. We join the sophomores of Helen Ke...



Market premiere of Welcome to Mercy from the producers of SCREAM and THE OTHERS...

  Pureflix will have 2 market screenings of Welcome to Mercy           ...

Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton and Reid Miller set to star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s GOOD JOE BELL


Abramorama buys US rights to rock ‘n roll documentary Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury

ABRAMORAMA ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ROCK ‘N ROLL DOCUMENTARY PARALLEL LOVE: THE STORY OF A BAND CALLED LUXURY The story of the indie rock band, led by three members who became orthodox priests, is set to be released May 15th at the Roxy Cinema in NYC   Abramorama announced today the acquisition of U.S. rights to a rock ‘n roll documentary with a surprising twist, Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury, s...

Interview with the director of the 1st Psych. Horror out of CUBA " IS THAT YOU? " 

IS THAT YOU? US Release Date: TBD | Horror | 107' | Spanish w. Eng Subs Available WW excluding US and Canada Click for Trailer   Interview - "Is That You?" director Rudy Riverón Sánchez, Gabriela Ramos and Jorge Enrique Caballero   (Rudy Riverón Sánchez, Gabriela Ramos and Tania Gomez on day 2 of the festival, photo courtesy ...

Action titles from Match Point in Cannes

MATCH POINT based at  17.02 Please visit our website.              Feature Films     ...

The American Pavilion Announces Colin Higgins Ambassador Scholarship For LGBTQ Students At The 2019 Cannes Film Festival

 LGBTQ Humanitarian Foundation Partners with The American Pavilion to Foster Inclusive Leadership and Empowerment The American Pavilion,, celebrating 31 years as the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, will debut the first ever Colin Higgins Ambassador Scholarship for LGBTQ students interested in participating in The American Pavilion’s Worldwide Student Program at the world renowned Cannes International ...

NEZ Moving Pixels in Cannes

GLORIOUS DEAD (a Multilingual Feature Film)   Genre :   Experimental     Duration : 87 minutes                                                                                              A Film by Dr Sudeep Ranjan...

London Showcase of Fresh New Canadian Films Seeking Sales Agents, Distributors and Festivals

EXCLUSIVE SHOWREEL SCREENING Fresh New Films Seeking Sales Agents, Distributors and Festivals From Directors and Producers with International Festivals, Awards, and Distribution Recognition ...

Horror from Red Sea Media in Cannes

    @ CANNES (LERINS M23)         THE DRONE           SYNOPSIS: A newlywed couple is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness...

Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests € 10.5 million in 22 new productions and 5 high-end TV-series

Projects by Thomas Vinterberg, Alex van Warmerdam Theu Boermans and Hisko Hulsing backed In the first round of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive of 2019 contributions were made to 27 productions for a total amount of € 10.5 million. These include 17 feature films, 3 feature length documentaries, 2 animated feature films, 4 drama series and 1 animated series, including 14 international co-productions. These contributions will generate more than € 40 million in productio...

EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE – 20th Edition at the Cannes Film Festival 2019

  Zorica Nusheva and Stefan Vujisic in GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA by Teona Strugar Mitevska (North Macedonia / Belgium / Slovenia / Croatia and France 2019) Each year, 20 up and coming producers from 20 different countries from throughout Europe are selected to participate in PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes Film Festival. The four-day programme aims at connecting enterprising young producers with international potenti...

Istituto Luce Cinecittà presents the NEW Cinecittà Studios Web Site

CINECITTA.PNG is an interactive and renewed portal, in its layout and logo, to enter the legendary Cinecittà sound stages. A privileged access for everyone - producers, directors, operators, enthusiasts - to the life of the Studios. All technical, commercial and entertainment information, from shooting to post-production, from film restoration to events, to the most beautiful locations. ...

Sam Worthington, Kid Cudi and Indira Varma have joined the cast of Nicholas Jarecki’s DREAMLAND.

International box-office star Sam Worthington (Avatar, The Debt), Grammy-winning performer Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi (“How to Make it in America”, James White), and HBO favorite Indira Varma (“Game of Thrones”) are set to join previously announced stars Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lily Rose Depp in the first theatrical film to tackle the international opioid crisis, Nicholas Jarecki‘s (Arbitrage) dr...

Syndicate Media introduces to Cannes I am that Man



Marché du Film turns 60 this year!

  Marché du Film © Alexandra Fleurantin The Official Selection will be unveiled on April 18; but in the meantime, the Festival de Cannes is preparing to welcome film professionals from all over the world to its Marché du Film. The world’s leading film market and also the oldest, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. The event is thriving: a sign of how positive the figures for this year’s festival are. Created at the 1959 Cannes International Film Fest...


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Interview with “The Pollinators” (2019) Director Peter Nelson @ SIFF


The documentary feature “The Pollinators” (2019) by filmmaker/cinematographer and bee-keeper Peter Nelson is a cautionary tale about the current international bee crises. Today, bees face a serious threat to becoming endangered, which would prove a hazard to human food supply; almost all fruits, nuts and vegetables would not exist without bees. For example, on just one crop in California, each year more than 31 billion honey bees pollinate more than 90 million almond trees. Yet, be... 

Meet the 2019 SEEfest Jury.

MEET THE JURY Please  Twenty accomplished jury members will select the winners for 7 major awards. Just a few of our distinguished jurors include: Irina Maleeva, a Bulgaria-born actress who was discovered by Federico Fellini and appeared in three of his films, then ...
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Film:Schweiz in Berlin made me laugh a lot more than I expected

(Outside the Brotfabrik Berlin, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019) By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER
The Film:Schweiz 2019 (Swiss Film Festival) had a very interesting mix of films curated this year. Clearly festival director Teresa Vena carefully selected this year's program with a lot of courage, not just going after big names that will please everybody. The mix of feature films, short films, experimentals films, discussions, exhibitions and guest filmmakers were delightful. Switzerland's cinema is one that is rich beyond its borders and is also far-reaching as it has three official languages, Swiss French, Swiss German and Swiss Italian. I laughed a lot more than I was expecting to at Film:Schweiz and I'm not really sure whether that says more about me or about Vena's excellent curatorial skills...perhaps a bit of both. 

Berlin celebrated the 10th Arab Film Festival with many guests in attendance

(© Lindsay Bellinger 2019) By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER
This year's Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin (Arab Film Festival Berlin) was an outstanding success, if you measure success by the number of sold out movie screenings and audience participation during the post-screening Q&As. I attended the opening screening of Egyptian film Yomeddine on Wednesday, April 3rd and it was a packed and excited audience.  ...

The 66th Sydney Film Festival today announced All Night Cine-Love

The 66th Sydney Film Festival today announced All Night Cine-Love In – an all-night film extravaganza from 10pm right through until 7:30am at Dendy Newtown (8-9 June 2019). Curated by the Festival’s Programs Manager Jenny Neighbour, this special event celebrates her 30th Festival with four weird and wonderful films that changed her cinematic worldview. “These films hark back to my time as an arts student in London in the early '80s and discovering the capital'...

Imagine in action

Ten days full of films, games, VR, talks, master classes and Q&A's. We're looking forward to each programme! Thank you to everyone who celebrated the opening of Imagine Film Festival with us. With this newsletter we'll keep you up to date on everything that is going on .   OPENING IMAGINE 2019 ...

Grandiose open-air cinema performance – “Cossacks” (1928) on the Potemkin Steps during the 10th Odesa International Film Fest

Grandiose open-air cinema performance – “Cossacks” (1928) on the Potemkin Steps during the 10th Odesa International Film Festival   At this year’s 10th Odesa International Film Festival, on the Potemkin Steps, a legendary film “Cossacks” by MGM will be shown, accompanied by a symphony orchestra   Every year at the Odesa International Film Festival, tens of thousands of spectators gather on the legendary Potemkin Steps and enjoy a unique performan...


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The 14th edition of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival has come to an end and the winner is...

The 14th edition of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival has come to an end. We screened 80 of the world's best independent films, giving our audience a great insight on independent cinema. Creativity has been a key word to the festival and we couldn't be more glad to announce the main winners!       Best Independent Film 2019 Title: Piggy Dir. Carlota Martínez Pe...

UK LGBT Film Distributor TOM ABELL presented with inaugural Iris Fellowship

Directors, actors, producers, industry professionals and LGBT+ activists gathered at the Ministry in London to congratulate the much-loved LGBT+ champion “British audiences would be starved of LGBT+ content if it were not for the work of this amazing, kind man,” Tom Abell, Managing Director and owner of Peccadillo Pictures, has been presented with the inaugural Iris Prize Fellowship. Honouring those who have made a significant contribution to the LGBT+ film industry, the fellowsh...

Film Projects and Young Talents Awarded at Meeting Point – Vilnius

The 10th audiovisual industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius awarded the best in-development films and young talents. Taking place during Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris, the event attracted hundreds of film professionals looking for the next big name in cinema. The 10th audiovisual industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius (MPV) awarded the best in-development films and young talents. Taking place during Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris, the event attracted hundreds ...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2019 Award Winners

One Child Nation wins Grand Jury Award GIVE and Obon win Jury Award for Best Short       Award winners for the 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival were announced at the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue today. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations for t...

Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Announce Annual Sloan Filmmaker Fund 2019 Grantees

Filmmakers from Venezuela, Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Chile & Nepal will receive grants totaling $150,000   Sloan to Host Panel Discussion with Julianna Margulies, Liam Cunningham and more, following the world premiere of the “The Hot Zone” during the Tribeca Film Festival     Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation have announced their annual TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund 2019 Grantees...

The Garden State Film Festival Asbury Park, wrap and awards

  The Garden State Film Festival took place in Asbury Park, March 27-31 That's A Wrap....   2019 GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATED HONOREES, WINNERS AND THE FILM FESTIVAL’s 17th ANNIVERSARY    Thousands of people attended the Garden State Film Festival’s 17th annual celebration in Asbury Park last weekend (March 27-31, 2019). The spectacular event spanned FIVE DAYS for the first time in the Festival’s history, and welcomed ov...

Sharkwater Extinction wins three prizes at New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

Sharkwater Extinction has proceeded to the Finalist level in the 2019 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards.  With entries from over 40 countries, this year’s TV & Film Awards presented a strong competition, so once again, congratulations. In the current phase of the judging process, your work may be promoted to a Gold, Silver or Bronze World Medal level. If your work does not achieve Medal status, it will remain a Finalist and will receive a Finalist Certificate Award.&n...

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Middle East Film & Comic Con kicked off

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Hellboy, Review: Unapologetic, ugly, bloody mayhem; who’s complaining?

Hellboy, Review: Unapologetic, ugly, bloody mayhem; who’s complaining? This hell of a film, mutatis mutandis, might have come from either stable, Marvel or DC. As it happens, it owes its genesis to Dark Horse Comics graphic novels and follows on two enterprises helmed by Guillermo del Toro, in 2004 and 2008.  Del Toro was to venture into a third outing too, but that kept simmering on the back burner for a whole decade. Finally, when it saw light of day, the director’s credit ...

Pet Sematary, Review: Grave errors

Pet Sematary, Review: Grave errors Like most horror films, Pet Sematary begins with a family relocating to a remote house, near a forest, thereby extending an invitation to the supernatural to prepare a proper welcome for them. The only obvious difference is that here the spirits do not reside inside the house, but in a cemetery nearby, though the undead nevertheless float in and wreak havoc on the isolated inmates, as part of their job profile. A few genuine scares towards the end of the sto...

Sharkwater Extinction screening at IFF Panama

Balboa Theatre is a beautiful ard deco theater in the historic Canal Zone area, and the experience for me and I think that for Sebastian was excellent. ...

HawkMedia Studios Theatrical Movie Poster Cavalcade 2019 just released

The HawkMedia Studios Theatrical Movie Poster Cavalcade 2019 short film has just been released. Three new films were added and the accomplishments have been brought up to date. It includes Matt Milne's wonderful music. It's 3 minutes long and can be seen at: #jameswhawk       ...

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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

Films we curate for festivals Check our selection of 'Best for Fests' documentaries.  "Ones to Watch for fests' by".  


The submissions for the International Health Film Festival Imagésanté which runs from March 22-28 2020 in Liege [Belgium] are no

  Submissions deadline: November 1st, 2019 The International Health Film Festival - ImagéSanté is an international biennale that takes place in Liège [Belgium] to present approximately 25 documentaries about health from all around the world. ImagéSanté is 5 days devoted to universal health education, new therapeutic technologies and resources, medical research, prevention all by means of the image. ImagéSanté talks a...


Open City Documentary Festival 2019 returns to London from 4 – 10 September 2019.

Open City Docs is home to several projects in the world of documentary. Founded at UCL by Michael Stewart in 2010, Open City Docs is dedicated to developing and supporting non-fiction storytellers. The organisation nurtures the next generation of filmmakers, audio producers and VR filmmakers through training programmes, an annual film festival and other screening projects throughout the year.   Celebrating the art of non-fiction, Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in Lon...

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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.

Sochi Film Festival awards Sharkwater Extinction at gala in London, on the eve of its release in the UK   

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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


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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...

With contributions from Abbé Jean-Luc Maroy, Alex Deleon, Bruno Chatelin

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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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La semaine du Cinéma Positif dévoilera sa programmation cannoise le 16 Avril

Le 16 avril prochain à 11h au Publicis Cinémas c’est le lancement de la Semaine du Cinéma Positif, une semaine de débats et de projections autour d’un cinéma engagé qui propose des solutions et change notre regard sur le monde. Un événement dont est très fier d'être associé. (comme partenaire media)   AU PROGRAMME 11H00 Présentation de la Semain...

Exposition VR de Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang à la 51e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

 GO WHERE YOU LOOK!  FALLING OFF SNOW MOUNTAIN   Trois installations en réalité virtuelle  présentées au Suquet des Art(iste)s à Cannes, du 15 au 25 mai  ...

Le réalisateur colombien Ciro Guerra, Président du Jury de la 58e Semaine de la Critique

  La Semaine de la Critique se réjouit de confier la Présidence du jury de cette 58e édition au cinéaste colombien Ciro Guerra dont le parcours déjà exceptionnel témoigne de l’acuité du regard. En 4 films de court métrage et 4 de long métrage, Ciro Guerra nourrit une œuvre très personnelle, une nouvell...

Le Marché du Film fête ses 60 ans cette année!

Marché du Film © Alexandra Fleurantin Alors que sa Sélection officielle sera dévoilée le 18 avril, le Festival de Cannes s’apprête à accueillir les professionnels du monde entier au cœur de son Marché du Film, le premier au monde mais aussi le plus ancien puisqu’il fête ses 60 ans en 2019. Un rassemblement à la santé florissante, en témoigne la forte progression des chiffres de la prochaine &eacu...

The Dead Don’t Die, le nouveau film de Jim Jarmusch, fera l'ouverure du festival de Cannes

The Dead Don’t Die, le nouveau film de Jim Jarmusch sera présenté à Cannes en ouverture, en Compétition et en première mondiale. C’est avec la projection en Compétition du nouveau long métrage de Jim Jarmusch, The Dead Don’t Die, que s’ouvrira le 72e Festival International du Film. Mardi 14 mai, sur l’écran du Grand Théâtre Lumière, le film du réalisateur et s...

Palmarès de la 16ème édition du FESTIVAL DU CINEMA DE BRIVE Rencontres Internationales du moyen-métrage

Voici le palmarès de la 16ème édition du FESTIVAL DU CINEMA DE BRIVE Rencontres Internationales du moyen-métrage Grand Prix du Jury D’un château l’autre de Emmanuel Marre Prix du jury ex-aequo Vie et mort d’Óscar Pérez de Romain Champalaune Juste un jeu de Daniela Lanzuisi Prix du Jury Jeunes ex-aequo Akaboum de Manon Vila Daniel fait face de Marine Atlan Prix du public Le Chant d’Ahmed de Fo...

Itinérances 2019 : palmarès de la compétition de courts métrages francophones

Le 37e Festival Cinéma d'Alès - Itinérances a débuté le 29 mars et se déroulera jusqu'au 7 avril 2019, avec de nombreuses avant-premières et des hommages à William Karel, Abel & Gordon, et Michel Seydoux et Willem. Le palmarès de la compétition de courts métrages francophones a été dévoilé dimanche 31 mars par un jury constitué de l'humoriste Pierre-Emmanuel Barr&eacut...

La 14ème édition de ÉCU - Le Festival Européen du Film Independent vient de terminer and the winner is....

  La 14ème édition de ÉCU - Le Festival Européen du Film Independent viens de terminer. On a projeté 80 des meilleurs films independents du monde, en donnant à notre public un aperçu du cinéma independent.    La créativité a été la mot-clé du festival et on ne pourrait pas être plus heureux d'annoncer les principaux gagnants! La liste complète sera dis...

Le Palmarès de la 7e édition du Festival Adaptations de Cholet.

La 7e édition du Festival Adaptations s’est achevée ce dimanche 6 avril au CINEMOVIDA de Cholet.   L’équipe est heureuse de vous annoncer le palmarès de la compétition de longs métrages adaptés d’œuvres littéraires.   - Le Prix du Public a été décerné au film RAOUL TABURIN de Pierre Godeau, adapté du récit animé "Raoul Taburin" de Semp&eacut...

Impact des bandes annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 9 Avril

Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 100 000 individus aux USA et de 35 000 en France, représentatifs de la population de chacun des pays. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma dans chacun des territoires.&nb...



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