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VIDEO: Hunter Todd and Doval Bacall : two festival directors in conversation around the 55 years history of Worldfest Houston

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During the 55th edition of the Festival, before the steak diner with the awards Winners.... All about discovering and celebrating the talents of tomorrow! ...
 
 

WorldFest 55 Closing Day 

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Dear Familia de Film,   Five fantastic days of film featuring friends flying in from all over! We are honored to present these up and coming indie filmmakers to our great city - YEE HAW! Today we load our attending filmmakers on a bus and take them to NASA to get a taste of what makes Houston so special. For our audiences, there's still lo...
 

 

VIDEO Film Finance and Festival Strategy Mastery Panel at WorldFest Houston

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Sharing some important tips on how to work Cannes, understanding the festival circuit and the importance of Film Markets (Berlin, Cannes AFM...), disrupting the film financing with www.filmhedge.com, understanding the fast success of your script produced empire... The video has three parts enjoy! Celebrating the success of the panel with some amazing steak !  ...
 

 

WorldFest 55 Day Four

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Welcome to WorldFest Day Four! A dazzling delight of films awaits you from 1 PM to 9 PM, so put on your festival lounge wear, prepare for popcorn and feast your eyeballs on this amazing line up of films! Check out the full synopsis of each film playing below.   1 PM Films TOMORROW'S GAME (USA) Dir. Trevor Wilson & Jonathan Coria* Animated Family Shorts* SHALLOW WATER (USA) Dir. Mathew Robinson   3 PM Films SHAMBALA (Kyrgyzstan) Dir. Artykpai Suyundukov Documentary Sh...
 
 

VIDEO: Hunter Todd and Doval Bacall : two festival directors in conversation around the history of Worldfest Houston

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During the 55th edition of the Festival, before the steak diner with the awards Winners.... All about discovering and celebrating the talents of tomorrow! ...
 

 

VIDEO: Worldfest Houston 55 ambiance at the Cinemark Multiplex

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Festival founder Hunter Todd and family at he CINEMARK multiplex which has been hosting Worldfest Houston for a few years now:
 
 
 

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Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter 1

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  Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and invites Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and screening invites, let us shoot and promote for you...   We produce The Cannes Dailies delivering News, Glamour, Biz and Buzz. The Cannes Market Dailies and 8 Cannes Newsletters  Coverage from our team in Cannes May 17 - 28: Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your e...
 

 

Better World Forum returns to Cannes May 22 and 23 with the prestigious annual gala diner reception

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Filmfestivals.com proudly returns as a media partner in support to Manuel Collas de La Roche's new Better World Forum Gala in Cannes. Benefits will go to a school in Poland which welcomes refugees from Ukraine.   ...
 

 

AFM Announces return to Santa Monica for in person market November 1-6, 2022

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AFM SET TO MAKE IN-PERSON RETURN TO SANTA MONICA NOVEMBER 1-6, 2022  Registration for Exhibitors Launches Monday, May 9    The American Film Market® (AFM®) will welcome the global industry back to Santa Monica for its 43rd edition set to take place in-person Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 6, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced today.  The market, which planned its shift to a six-day run in 2020, will take place at...
 

Queer East Film Festival announces full 2022 edition programme

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The third edition of Queer East Film Festival will take place in venues across London from 18th to 29th May Some Highlights of th eupcoming edition: Showcasing rarely seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia and amplifying the voices of Asian communities in the UK 17 features, 16 shorts, 2 programmes of artists’ moving image, one VR experience, one TV Series 7 UK premieres Films from 17 countries across East and Southeast Asia and beyond, with a focus on Thailand this ye...
 

 

LFFEC 2022 will be held from September 23rd to October 2nd

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It’s official: LFFEC 2022 will be held in autumn, from September 23rd to October 2nd. The date chosen for Effetto Cinema Notte is October 1st, while other showings are scheduled from April 30th to May 29th, but we will soon come back to those. The showings will be a kind of preview of the Festival activities and will be organised in collaboration with the Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo and Over The Real.  We also seize this opportunity to introduce the incre...
 

 

15th EDITION OF NFFTY kicks off In-person in Seattle, April 28 - May 1

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Celebrate NFFTY's 15th anniversary!     15th EDITION OF NFFTY In-person in Seattle, April 28 - May 1,  Virtually April 28 - May 8 Seattle-based NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) is excited to celebrate their 15th Anniversary with over 250 short films from the next generation of NFFTY filmmakers.  The 2022 hybrid festival kicks off with a weekend of in-person events at SIFF Cinemas in Seattle April 28 through May 1, and conti...
 

 

  CineYouth, Cinema/Chicago's annual festival highlighting shorts by the next generation of filmmakers from across the U.S. and around the world, begins TONIGHT! Join us in person at FACETS Chicago (1517 W. Fullerton Ave.) this weekend to see amazing and inspiring short films and special live Q&As with filmmakers. Our Opening Night presentation of Chicagoland is rush-only. Rush tickets will be available at the door 10 minu..

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Film Finance Forum returns to Cannes Marché du Film in person and online

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Film Finance Forum  Fireside chat with Hollywood Legend ROB REINER! (A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally...) May 20

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Do not miss your opportunity to hear from these esteemed panelists - this is going to be a great event!       Please note: registration is for those who are tuning in online, want on-demand access for the event, or do not have an accreditation badge from the Marché du Film. All those with a Marché ...
 

 

Directors' Fortnight / Carrosse d'Or Award to Kelly Reichardt

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Kelly Reichardt will be awarded with a Carrosse d'Or award May18 during the opening Ceremony of The Directors Fortnight.   ...
 

 

Cia Edström to step down as Head of Industry at Göteborg Film Festival

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This autumn, Cia Edström will step down from her position and take on a senior role with focus on the strategic development of TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival’s international conference and market with focus on Nordic drama series. Since she started working at the festival ticket office in the 90’s, Cia Edström has been returning to Göteborg Film Festival in several positions. In 2005 she was appointed Head of Industry, and has since then be...
 

 

The 75th Festival de Cannes Short Film Jury announced

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Yousry Nasrallah © Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty images - Monia Chokri © François Berthier - Félix Moati © Philippe Quaisse / Pasco&Co -  Laura Wandel © Brecht Van Maele - Jean-Claude Raspiengeas © Droits réservés     The Short Film Jury will be tasked with selecting one of the 9 films in Competition for the Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded at the Festival's Closing Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 20...
 

 

Actress Rossy de Palma, President of the Jury of the Caméra d'or at the 75th Festival de Cannes

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Rossy de Palma © Antonio Terron    Following Mélanie Thierry in 2021, Spanish actress Rossy de Palma will be the President of the Jury of the Caméra d’or of the 75th Festival de Cannes, which will be awarded to a film among all the first feature films in the official Selection and in the parallel sections. In 2018, Lukas Dhont, who is featured this year in the Competition, was awarded the Caméra d’Or for his film Girl. In 2019, the Cam&...
 

 

The appeal of the Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Maryna Kuderchuk, to Pierre Lescure

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The appeal of the Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Maryna Kuderchuk, to the president of the Cannes Film Festival, Pierre Lescure. Despite Ukraine's call to the world film communities to boycott Russian cinema, the main competition program of the Cannes Film Festival includes the work of Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov "Tchaikovsky's Wife". At the same time, Ukrainian directors and other filmmakers are forced to either fight against the Russian attack, hide in b...
 

 

Susan Newman Baudais: the new Executive Director for Eurimages

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Susan Newman Baudais has been named Executive Director of Eurimages, the Council of Europe’s cultural fund for the support of independent film co-production.  She took up her new position on 1 March 2022.A new Executive Director for Eurimages!   Of dual Irish and French nationality, Susan Newman Baudais brings to this role more than 27 years of experience in the audiovisual sector. She has been at Eurimages since 2012, initially as a project manager with special respon...
 

 

The Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes and its President unveiled

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French actor Vincent Lindon will be the President of the Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes. Together with eight jury members, the actor who won Best Actor in 2015 will present the Palme d'Or to one of the 21 films in competition on Saturday, May 28, during the closing ceremony, to be broadcast live by France Télévisions and Brut. Isabelle Huppert was the last French star to be Jury President in 2009. In the history of the Festival, French celebrities have often held this r...
 

 

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM - HOT DOCS film festival Interview with the director

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IN THE EYE OF THE STORM Interview with director: Raoul Martinez. By Emmanuel Itier for filmfestivals.com   Q: What was the inspiration behind this doc series, what were your intentions?   Raoul: I always wanted to do a movie about economics and capitalism. What I consider the madness of our economical system. It’s something I researched and wrote about for a number of years. But I realized that to put it in a documentary form you need a human connection, unless you want...
 

 

Interview with Director Jorge A. Cano, Jr. on “Secret Scandal: In Quarantine,” “Escandalo Secreto” (2022)

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In a career spanning over 33 years of experience, Jorge A. Cano, Jr. has produced and directed various films, TV shows, more than 2,000 commercials, videos and documentaries in both English and Spanish. Jorge produced and directed several movies in the past thirty years, and has coordinated productions for major Hollywood companies such as Columbia Pictures and Universal Studios throughout Latin America. He's been honored with a Telly Award, an Intercom Chicago Internat...
 

 

Interview with Brazilian Filmmaker Eduardo Maia at 25th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)

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  Brazilian born Engineer and filmmaker Eduardo Maia recently co-wrote and edited short film “Living Colors”, directed and co-written by Melanie Robertson about Sally Fox who grows pesticide-free, dye-free colored cotton for over four decades. Eduardo is a Brazilian-born filmmaker and film student of City College of San Francisco with a passion for creating films that resonate with universal conversations happening on a global scale. He is planning to attend the MFA progra...
 

 

 

OVO - Cirque du Soleil : Must watch...

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OVO Los Angeles – Avril 2022. With senior publicist Janie Mallet   Interview by Emmanuel Itier Transforming and enchanting might be the two key words for this mesmerizing journey offered by, Cirque du Soleil, with their Brazilian inspired music and insect driven spectacle: ‘OVO’. Be prepared to be entertained and transported into a surrealistic magic universe where your favorite bug will put a spell on your soul and turn you into one of them. This is ind...
 
 

"Why you need to be screened at Festivals" A Masterclass with Bruno Chatelin at Bangkok Doc

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Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com co founder former head of SONY AND fox theatrical distribution shared his festival experience and advice for an hour to participants of BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARDS 2021 THE VIDEO WIL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR AUDIENCE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF BRUNO'S INTERVIEWS           ...
 

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"Pierre et Jeanne" Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Clémentine Célarié

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 PREMIERING IN CANNES - BEST FOR FESTS LABEL Worldwide rights available Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screenings in the Palais. Adapted from Guy de Maupassant, first feature film by french actress Clémentine Célarié, produced by Sazia Films The Roland family lives in Etretat: Jeanne, the youngest, inherits the fortune from M. Maréchal, a friend of the parents. Pierre the elder brother gets bogged down in questions questioning the sacredness of ...
 

 

Return to Eden Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Jeff Gross

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WORLD PREMIERING IN CANNES - BEST FOR FESTS LABEL Worldwide rights available Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screening in the Palais. Hypnotic love story set in a time of rising fascism, in the polarized town of Eden, Oregon. Starring:  Gary KOHN, Jade STRUCK, Claude DUHAMEL, Jim KINNEY The film is directed by acclaimed writer director Jeff Gross whose previous works involved screenwriting for Roman Polanski (Frantic, Bitter Moon) 87 minutes April 2022. Director Stateme...
 
 

Panorama-cinéma launches its streaming platform LE PANOPTIQUE

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Following the screening of Mécanique de l’assassin: les premiers courts de Denis Côté at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, the online magazine Panorama-cinéma, which co-presented the event, announced the launch of its streaming platform, Le Panoptique. It is now accessible at: le-panoptique.ca.   Not seeking to present works currently shown in theatres, Le Panoptique rather offers a programming that falls between the cracks of the distribution...
 

Cannes is almost here find new releases from Summer Hill Entertainment

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  One of the biggest festivals of the year is right around the corner! Cannes 2022 is a great time to watch and find great new films. Check out some new releases that are just in time for Cannes, now available from Summer Hill Films. Be sure to look at our website at www.summerhillfilms.com to see all our available films. We look forward to working with you throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond! If you're interested in any of these titles, feel free to click the ...

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Meetings on the Bridge announced the award winners

 
Organised within the scope of the Istanbul Film Festival and as part of the Common Cultural Heritage: Preservation and Dialogue Between Turkey and the EU–II (CCH-II) Grant Scheme financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the European Union, Meetings on the Bridge announced the award winners.   Supported by Anadolu Efes, Meetings on the Bridge had its first hybrid edition. The selection included one documentary and nineteen feature film projects, as well as six...
 

 

Dee Wallace Presented With Woman of Influence Award at Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022

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Gabrielle Stone, Dee Wallace, Sue Vicory   In honor of Women’s History Month and Oscar weekend, Heartland Films, Inc., Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International presented “Women Filmmakers Showcase 2022,” a special panel event held at Laemmle Film Center Santa Monica on Oscar weekend. Following the panel was an exclusive cocktail reception at the Hypnomagnetism offices of holistic healer Richard Garnier, Ph.D. The by-invitation-only event featured a panel ...
 

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Dehati Disco, trailer launch: Ace choreographer Ganesh Acharya debuts as leading man

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Dehati Disco, trailer launch: Ace choreographer Ganesh Acharya debuts as leading man They chose International Dance Day to release the trailer of the film Dehati (Rural) Disco at the deserted and decrepit Golden Tobacco cigarette factory, in suburban Vile Parle, Mumbai, which stopped production of their Panama brand decades ago, and the place, which was a landmark once upon a time, now constitutes vestigial remain. Dance has always been the heart of our Indian cinema. We have seen several ic...
 

 

Heropanti 2, Review: A bullet in his bum

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Heropanti 2, Review: A bullet in his bum Denizens of Mumbai and environs might not need the meaning explained, but this is an international portal, and an explanation is in order. The title comes from two words, hero, which needs no translation, and panti, which does. Most probably, it is derived from panthi, which mean traveller. Panthi easily becomes panti, the combination with hero standing for one who follows the hero’s, or heroics’, path. Lead actor Tiger Shroff took a walk a...
 

 

Memory, Review: Contract killer with Alzheimemory

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Memory, Review: Contract killer with Alzheimemory In India, as I guess in many other parts of the world, Liam Neeson is instantly associated with Schindler’s List (1992), when he was 40, wherein he played a businessman who saves several Jews from being sent to concentration camps. In the thirty years since, we have seen him play several action heroes. But after 2008, he became synonymous with Bryan Mills of the Taken series. Taken 2 came in 2012 and Taken 3 in 2015. At the Toronto Film ...
 

 

Runway 34, Review: Plane truth

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Runway 34, Review: Plane truth Yes, the film is about an aircraft, and a pilot’s attempt to land against all odds on Runway 34. But that is exactly half the story. The film has no action whatsoever, not even a single blow, and it is not even about hijacking. A married man, with a young daughter, is piloting a plane with 150 persons on board, when it hits rough weather. How he manages to avoid disaster constitutes the portion before the intermission. Next appears a much feared man who is...
 

 

Escaype Live, trailer launch and press meet: Two Sidhharths, one JJ, many escaype artistes

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Escaype Live, trailer launch and press meet: Two Sidhharths, one JJ and many escaype artistes Disney + Hotstar, one of a handful of leading OTT platforms, has formulated what it calls the “biggest social thriller of the year”. They have named it Escaype Live and it is described as “the most relevant story of current times.” Created and directed by Siddharth Kumar Tewary, it took three years to make, against an estimated six months, and will release only on Disney+ Hot...
 

 

RIFF 08, 2022, 14: Synopses of films screened, Part II

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RIFF 08, 2022, 14: Synopses of films screened, Part II (24) Film Name : Chhipkali Director : Koushik Kar Beyond our materialistic world, there lies an unexplored dimension, where a series of incidents occur but they surpass our conscious mind. Based on this context, our story revolves around an interrogative conversation between a detective and a suspect regarding a murder case. This story challenges our conscious mindset, outlook towards the perceptible world, our society, its norms and th...
 

 

RIFF 08, 2022, 13: Synopses of films screened, Part I

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RIFF 08, 2022, 13: Synopses of films screened, Part I (1) Film Name: It Gets in Your Blood Director : Ed Hartman “It Gets in Your Blood” is a short documentary by Ed Hartman. The film is about Richard Lyford, a filmmaker who made 9 films before he was 20-years-old, worked for Disney on Fantasia, Dumbo, and Pinocchio, and went on to direct an Academy Award-winning documentary. In spite of all of this, very few know who he is, or why he is important to filmmaking, today. (2) Film...
 

 

TIPS redoes Rahman’s Rangeela hit, Mangta hai kya, with new music video

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TIPS redoes Rahman’s Rangeela hit, Mangta hai kya, with new music video It was a new venue for me, though not very far from my house. Located high above a leading footwear brand showroom on Linking Road, Santa Cruz, Bombay Adda (hangout) is a cosy place, just right for the size of the turnout on April 22. The occasion was the launch of the reprised version of A.R. Rahman’s hit from the film Rangeela, released 27 years ago, by TIPS Music, the company that had released the Rangeela ...

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“Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo

August 21-28, 2022
 
 Calling: January 2 - April 30, 2022

 «Castellorizo-The Aegean Island where Documentaries meet History & Culture»

The 7th International Documentary Festival «Beyond Borders», Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films from 2nd of January 2022 until 30th of April, 2022. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social issues. «Beyond Borders» which takes place every year during the last week of August, will be held once again under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation (www.idisme.gr) in collaboration with Ecrans des Mondes (Paris) and the Society for the Restoration of Megisti, (Sydney). «Beyond Borders» includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes.

Please, find the application form and the participation terms here:www.beyondborders.gr

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Your Script Produced Studios: season 3
November 3 – 7, 2022

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Discovering and Producing Talented Writers and Filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide!

The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event!

Season 3 SPECIAL EDITION: Accepting the following submissions: Features, Pilots, Shorts AND Documentaries!

THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON SUCCESS! WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AGES, WORLDWIDE! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST submit a parental consent form.

ALL GENRES / SUB GENRES ACCEPTED!

Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.

ACCEPTING:  FEATURES  /   PILOTS  /  SHORTS / DOCUMENTARIES!

OVER $500,000.00 IN PRODUCTION BUDGETS - CASH - AWARDS -PRIZES

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 28 – June 2, 2022

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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.

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):
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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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RETURN TO EDEN written and directed by Jeff Gross: 87 minutes April 2022

Starring Gary Kohn, Jade Struck, Claude Duhamel, Jim Kinney...

Jeff Gross is a novelist and film maker. He has several writing collaborations with Roman Polanski to his name, including "Frantic" and "Bitter Moon"
Returning to the small town of Eden, Oregon after 30 years in France,  Josef, a writer, filmmaker, and self-described permanent exile, tries his best to fit in. Unable to write,  the world is so crazy that he can't keep up, he starts coaching the girls' tennis team at one of the local high schools. Lonely, adrift, he develops a friendship with Hope, a remarkable woman who dances in Puritan Eden's only strip club.  But as the dark clouds of fascism roll in, rumors run rampant, and soon enough, inevitably, the two worlds collide, with tragic consequences.

 

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THE THRILL  by Gordi de st. Jeor 8 minutes USA Jan 29 2022

Starring Aidan Browne and Sofia Masson

 
A young guitarist is about to play the biggest show of his life. Things don't quite go as expected...

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TIME IS ETERNAL by Dreamteam filmmaker duo of Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir - Starring berite labelle

Short Film Fantasy  USA  December 2021 - 14 Minutes 20 seconds  

A prestigious feminine writer examines in her most recent novel what it means to be a woman across history and conjures up Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and fierce feminine writer/philosopher Mary Wollenstonecraft(mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frakenstein) who have crossed deserts of eternal time to meet.

The women materialize into her present time environment and recount their greatest victories, defeats, loves, regrets and dreams.

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ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN by Barbara Bentree
Documentary December 2021 - USA  90 minutes
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Kevin Box has always known exactly what he intends to do with his life. In his words, "I want to have a conversation with people now and hundreds of years into the future."

As an artist, Kevin has been fascinated by the evolution of "lost wax casting" to create bronze sculptures and he spent many of his early years being mentored by other successful sculptors. Through his own R&D, he developed a unique signature by “unfolding” origami and casting these beautiful patterns into museum quality wall hangings.
"ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN" traces the career arc of Kevin and his partner/wife Jennifer as they now continue to create multiple traveling exhibitions of their artwork. Over the past decade, their unique sculptures have been viewed all over the country by millions of people.
"ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN" is an Artfilm, a Love Story, and an inspiration for all by showing what is possible…just starting with a simple piece of paper!

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HOT MONEY by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark and his son Wes Clark Jr. take us on a journey through the complicated realities of our financial system and its profound exposure to climate change. Hot Money outs the whole game, the whole charade, the whole crapshoot of the money system with all the humor and intelligence of a New Yorker cartoon. Combined with the wisdom of international business experts and academics, Hot Money is rich with historical context. It severs the knot of economic and political forces that may lead to societal collapse.

 

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12TH HOUR narrated by David Morse

Documentary by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

USA July 2021 51 minutes 48 seconds

Much of our population currently lives with hopeful delusions about climate change. These delusions, many of which are built in by evolution, hamper our ability to meaningfully address the problem.

Our brains evolved to solve short-term challenges for our survival. Climate change is a long-term challenge to our survival. Can we bridge the gap between these modes of thinking?

Emmy-nominated actor David Morse narrates the brutally honest 12th hour with insight from noted evolutionary biologists, climate scientists, cognitive researchers and psychologists.

Visionary thinkers like Peter Russell, Dr. Paul Piff, Dr. Kari Norgaard and dozens of the brightest minds in academia lay out an unflinching look at mankind: our past, our abilities, our shortcomings and what may be humankind's final destination.

If we have any hope to survive the changes we’ve locked in to our climate, we need to be honest with ourselves and our limitations. The 12th Hour lays out our biases so that we may overcome them.

 

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ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour
 

Documentary by Daisy Gedeon second feature documentary
Australia  june 2021 90 minutes (in post)
 

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour follows Australian-Lebanese filmmaker Daizy Gedeon’s personal and independent introspection into how her ancestral homeland, the place her family was forced to flee in the 1970s because of the Civil War, has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe. It is a story of awakening in which Daizy is forced to abandon her idealism about Lebanon and face the cold, harsh truth about the country’s dark underbelly which is its most sinister enemy.

Daizy prosecutes the case against the corrupt political class which has reduced a proud people to beg for garbage collection instead of greatness and negotiate potholes rather than peace.

ENOUGH! is the plea and the prayer, the feeling and fierce determination of the 4.5 million Lebanese in Lebanon as well as the 16 million members of the Lebanese diaspora scattered around the world, whose hearts continue to bleed for a homeland they are desperate to return to and so deeply want to believe in...once again.

 

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The Sound of Us directed by Chris Gero

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"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

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INVISIBLE HAND  by Matthew Taylor
director of The Creepy LineMarcel Duchamp the art of the possibleSafeguard an electoral debate...

USA  28 minutes August 2021

Invisible Hand is an exploration of memory. Our unnamed protagonist lives a life of repetition and insecurity. Every day is a blur of abstract actions until one night she meets a dark stranger who gives her a mysterious gift. Her life is turned upside down when she confronts a terrifying truth about her past. Deciding to take herself out of the abstract daily routine, she journeys into the crevices of her memory to untangle a dark secret that could ultimately destroy her.

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Aliens on Halloween by Riker Lynch
29 / 39 or 43 minutes, short comedy April 2021

In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood.

 

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Zero Gravity USA first film directed by Thomas Verrette
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74 minutes First feature documentary USA April 2021

A diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

Zero Gravity is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
 
Seen through the wondrous eyes of three diverse young students and their first-time coach, they each take an intimate and personal journey to space as their team grows from amateur coders to representing California in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit.

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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 ...
 

Le Figra un voyage singulier au pays des documentaires

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LE FIGRA, UN VOYAGE SINGULIER Découvrir le programme du FIGRA avec l'écho des bombes qui tombent sur l'Ukraine attaquée par la Russie, donne à cette 29ème édition une place majeure dans la compréhension du monde. En présentant le long travail des grands reporters, réalisatrices, réalisateurs et documentaristes, sur le terrain, le FIGRA s'inscrit depuis ses origines, dans l'indispensable néce...
 

 

Le Programme complet du 41e Festival international Jean Rouch

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Découvrez la programmation complète de la 41e édition du Festival international Jean Rouch. Ci-joint, en attaché, le programme .pdf ainsi qu'un lien de téléchargement : https://bit.ly/3xLEGpz.   Nous vous attendons nombreux au musée du quai Branly du 5 au 12 mai, puis au musée de l'Homme, et enfin à la MSH Paris-Nord et Campus Condorcet du 16 au 18 mai. Venez partager les films, les rencontres et mom...
 

 

Des nouvelles de WoS

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L’UNATC I. L. Caragiale (Bucarest) rejoint la WoS Fabrique !  ...
 

FOCUS 2022: Key Trends in the film sector la conférence de l’Observatoire européen de l’audiovisuel

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L’Observatoire européen de l’audiovisuel est de retour à Cannes avec un tout nouveau format de conférence ! En plus de notre traditionnelle conférence du samedi matin, nous lançons une nouvelle session de format court sur les principales tendances clés du secteur cinématographique international. Cette nouvelle conférence, co-organisée avec le Marché du film, est conçue sur le mode « tout ce q...
 

 

La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français se prépare pour le Festival de Cannes

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La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français est un programme d’accompagnement cinématographique unique au monde. Véritable tremplin, ce dispositif s’emploie activement pour les talents engagés des pays du Sud et émergents.    Conçu en étroite relation avec le Festival de Cannes et son Marché du film, ce programme sélectionne chaque année 10 projets de 1er ou 2ème long-m...
 

 

Le Forum RIDM s’envole vers Cannes, une fois de plus!

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  De gauche à droite et de haut en bas : Nisha Platzer, Joella Cabalu, Justine Harbonnier, Nellie Carrier, Shahab Mihandoust, Jennifer Wickham, Michael Toledano.   Le Forum RIDM est heureux d'annoncer, pour une quatrième année consécutive, la tenue du Docs-In-Progress - Showcase canadien au Marché du Film du Festival de Cannes en partenariat avec Téléfilm Canada et en collaboration avec le Festival international canadien du docume...
 
 

RFI, France 24 et Monte Carlo Doualiya nopus ferons vibrer aux couleurs de la Croisette

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RFI, France 24 et Monte Carlo Doualiya  au 75ème Festival de Cannes - Du 17 au 28 mai 2022 RFI, France 24 et Monte Carlo Doualiya seront comme chaque année sur la Croisette pour faire vivre le plus grand festival de cinéma du monde à leurs centaines de millions d’auditeurs, téléspectateurs et internautes sur les cinq continents.   Les trois médias du groupe France Médias Monde offriront chaque jour u...
 

 

Les projets lauréats de la Fabrique Cinéma 2022 de l’Institut français se dévoilent

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Les lauréats de la Fabrique Cinéma 2022  La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français est l'un des rares programmes en Europe à proposer un accompagnement sur-mesure à ses lauréats. Ce dispositif fait la part belle aux cinémas du monde et plus particulièrement aux pays du sud et émergents. Vous trouverez en pièce jointe une première présentation des projets en cou...
 

 

Le Jury des courts métrages du 75e Festival de Cannes

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  Le Jury des courts métrages aura pour mission d’attribuer, parmi les 9 films sélectionnés en Compétition, la Palme d’or du court métrage qui sera remise lors de la Cérémonie de clôture du Festival le samedi 28 mai 2022. Rappelons que l’an dernier, le Prix avait été attribué à la réalisatrice hongkongaise Tang Yi pour son film Tous les corbeaux du monde. Le Jury devra &...
 

 

Rossy de Palma, Présidente du Jury de la Caméra d'or du 75e Festival de Cannes

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Rossy de Palma © Antonio Terron  La comédienne Rossy de Palma présidera le Jury de la Caméra d'or du 75e Festival de Cannes   Après Mélanie Thierry en 2021, l’actrice espagnole Rossy de Palma sera la Présidente du Jury de la Caméra d’or du 75e Festival de Cannes, qui récompensera un film parmi tous les premiers longs métrages présentés en Sélection officielle et dans les secti...
 

 

Tirailleurs de Mathieu Vadepied avec Omar Sy, Alassane Diong et Jonas Bloquet en ouverture d’Un Certain Regard

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Photo : Marie-Clémence David © 2022 - Unité - Korokoro - Gaumont - France 3 Cinéma - Mille Soleils - Sypossible Africa        Produit par Bruno Nahon et Omar Sy, Tirailleurs est le deuxième long métrage du réalisateur, scénariste et directeur de la photographie Mathieu Vadepied. Le film met en lumi&eg...
 

 

Coupez le nouveau titre du film de Michel Hazanavicius qui fera l'ouverture de la 75e édition.

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  Le Festival de Cannes se félicite de la décision de Michel Hazanavicius et de ses partenaires de changer le titre de son film, qui fera l'ouverture de la 75e édition. © Les Nouveaux Éditeurs - Photo Lisa Ritaine  © 2021 - Getaway Films - La Classe Américaine - SK Global Entertainment -Fr...
 

 

Un acteur français présidera le jury de Cannes: Vincent Lindon, un habitué du festival, revient un an après la palme de Titane

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C’est l’acteur français Vincent Lindon qui a été choisi pour être le Président du Jury du Festival de Cannes. Entouré de huit jurés, celui qui avait remporté le prix d’interprétation masculine en 2015 remettra la Palme d’or à l’un des 21 films de la Compétition le samedi 28 mai, lors de la Cérémonie de clôture, qui sera retransmise en direct par France Tél&eac...
 

Une nouvelle Directrice exécutive pour Eurimages: Susan Newman Baudais

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Susan Newman Baudais a été nommée Directrice exécutive d'Eurimages, le fonds culturel du Conseil de l'Europe pour le soutien à la coproduction de films indépendants. Elle a pris ses nouvelles fonctions le 1er mars 2022. De double nationalité irlandaise et française, Susan Newman Baudais enrichit ce nouveau rôle de plus de 27 années d'expérience dans le secteur audiovisuel. Elle a rejoint l’é...
 

Le palmarès du Nikon Film Festival vient d’être dévoilé

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Après plusieurs semaines de délibérations et une cérémonie de Remise des Prix qui s’est tenue au Grand Rex ce 22 avril, le palmarès du Nikon Film Festival vient enfin d’être dévoilé ! En près de 12 ans, le Nikon Film Festival s’est imposé comme un véritable tremplin pour les talents en devenir. D’année en année, il offre au...

 

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