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FESTIVALS IN FOCUS ... Farewell to Jérôme and Jonathan "Au Revoir" from your festival peers

Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf attended the annual wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the film fund which is currently the talk of the town, after they announced their 100M$ new line of credit during Winston Baker Film Finance Forum. For both heads of Cannes and AFM Markets this was the last "official" Cannes in office. Both had announced a new stage in their...


Cannes Marché du Film & Festival 2022 Catch Up

Coverage from our team in Cannes : Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !   Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter  I Cannes Beat 1 I Cannes Beat 2 I Cannes Beat 3 I Cannes Beat 4 I Cannes Beat 5 I Cannes Beat 6 I Cannes Beat 7 I Cannes catch up VIDEO Interview with Guill...


The Film Finance Forum reception with FilmHedge

Amy Baker : Winston Baker co-founder. Concluding a wonderfull morning of panels and keynotes at this year's Film Finance Forum (including a brilliant Rob Reiner keynote...) the reception at FilmHedge offices with a view and a few different wines...   Jon Gosier- FilmHedge Founder with Katie Witkowski - Winston Baker The team at work   ...


Berlinale Goes Open Air from June 15 to 29 : Programme Online

Berlinale Goes Open Air: Programme Online / Ticket Sales Start on June 3 / Limited Number of Free Tickets for Nurses and Doctors from Berlin Hospitals   Good news for film fans: From June 15 to 29, the Berlinale will present festival highlights from the February programme in a summery outdoor atmosphere (see also the May 16 press release).   In cooperation with five Berlin outdoor cinemas and the films’ distributors, films from various Berlinale sections will be shown over ...


Serbia: Father, Sdran Golubovic, 2020

Premiering in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival, SERBIA won several awards for its realistic portrayal of a father’s struggle to reclaim his children, removed from him because the local welfare office declared him incompetent to take care of them. Nikola is an underemployed semi-skilled blue collar worker, denied the compensation he was owed when he lost his last job.  Because of the seemingly insurmountable problems they face, his wife tries to kill herself and is ad...


Anup Jalota Presents - MWFIFF 2022

Anup Jalota Presents 5th Moonwhite Films International Film Fest - MWFIFF LATE DEADLINE ENDS 15th AUGUST 2022 SO SUBMIT NOW!!! Anup Jalota Presents 5th Moonwhite Films International Film Fest - MWFIFF LATE DEADLINE ENDS 15th AUGUST 2022 SO SUBMIT NOW!!! To submit your films, music video, web-series, etc Please Visit Anup Jalota Jaspinder Narula ...


25th Galawej International Festival to be Held in Sulaymaniyah

The 25th edition of Galawej International Festival is held in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and will be presided by Mala Bakhtiar, set to feature scholars, poets, translators, and critics from all around the world.   Bearing the motto "Intuition and freedom are ornaments of Galawej", the Bronze Jubilee category of Galawej International Literary Festival is an effort by Galawej Intellectual Institute, directed by Dr. Ibtisam Ismail Qadir, featuring...


Land InSights, a source of inspiration

  André Dudemaine will give the Key Note speech tomorrow at the Festival Academy workshop being held in Montreal this week as part of the Festival TransAmériques activities. This training and exchange session, held annually in a different country, brings together young emerging arts festival directors from around the world.   André Dudemaine, one of the co-founders of the organization Land InSights, has been directing the Montreal First Peoples Festival for 32 y...


FilmHedge and Winston Baker reception for Women in Entertainment Finance

Amy Baker (Winston Baker) and Jon Gosier (FilmHedge) Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the entertainment industry addressing strategies for finance, growth and innovation. The company hosted its 12th Annual International Film Finance Forum in partnership with Marché du Film and FilmHedge, on the Main Stage at the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20th, 2022. The Women in Entertainment Finance Event followed on Saturday, May 21st at FilmHedge Terrace on L...


The 56th Karlovy Vary IFF unveils Its official selection

The selection features 33 films from 5 continents screening across 3 sections Thirty-three films comprise the eclectic lineup for the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), the programming team led by the artistic director Karel Och has revealed today. The selection includes twenty-seven world premieres, three international premieres, and three European premieres, covering five continents. In addition to Crystal Globe Competition and Special Screenings section, KVIFF’s ne...


In preparation for the 29th Vesoul International Asian Cinema Festival at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

Another busy Cnnes for Jean-Marc who sent us this postcard! Going to more than a hundred pavilions or stands of producers or cultural institutions related to Asia, from the Near to the Far East, meeting the directors, actors, producers of the twenty films in selection from Korea, Japan, Philippines, India, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Pakistan, … such is the work carried out by our FICA team, led by Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne, Director and General Delegate. The latter were a...


VIDEO MDF22 Wrap-Up | Marché du Film 2022 Highlights

That's a wrap for #MDF22! Experience the excitement and camaraderie of the 2022 Marché du Film with a recap of the best moments from our 9-day event in Cannes! The Marché du Film Official Website: 

The 61st edition of La Semaine de la Critique in pictures

A full week of emerging feature and short films for this 61st edition The Jury of the 61st edition When You Finish Saving The World Jesse Eisenberg, réalisateur director ...


Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival Unveils 2022 Award Winners

Held from May 20 – 21, 2022 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France, the fourth annual French Riviera FilmFestival, celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, has unveiled the award-winning shorts of the 2022 competition. The announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Juan Garrafa, Eduardo Cuervo Mora (N.O.R.A.) The 2022 Winners are: DRAMA (Tie) Phase D...



Tolyatti Adrift, Russia, 2022, Laura Sistero, Spain

Premiering at the Toronto Hot Docs documentary film festival, TOLYATTI ADRIFT is a persuasive account of the decline of Tolyatti, a city created by the Soviet Union in 1966 as a response to the US car industry and built by Russian and Italian engineers. Built on virtually empty lands, huge car factories and a large city were constructed. The city was named after Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist party, and manufacturing was carried out with the Fiat corporation building Lada c...


Hot Docs 2022

Founded in 1996 and based in Toronto,  Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has developed into the largest North American documentary film festival.  As a no-profit enterprise, it has the objective of supporting Canadian and international filmmakers and fostering excellence in documentary filmmaking. From April 28 – May 8, 2022, the 27th edition of Hot Docs was held, organized as a hybrid festival with live audiences in Toronto and nationwide online streaming of...


Brazil. Festival des 3 Continents and Projeto Paradiso launch a new workshop in Recife Call for entries is now open

A new Produire au Sud Workshop with the support of the French Embassy in Brazil, French Institute in Paris, Nantes Metropole and Recife City Council The international film festival, Festival des 3 Continents, along with the Projeto Paradiso foundation are pleased to announce the launch of a new Produire au Sud workshop in Recife, Brazil, in 2022 as the official announcement has just been made at Cinema do Brazil stand at Cannes International Film Festival. The call for entries opens today...

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VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

...Guillaume Esmiol in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, about Guillaume's background in tech, media and innovation (with the TF1 Group), developping the new features in the current Marché du Film 2022 and the plans for the future edition which he will be running solo (with his team). He currently serves as co executive director of the Marché du Film and will take over from Jérôme Paillard who was having his last year in office. Bruno Chatelin was able to sit do...


FilmHedge came to Cannes with big news for the film financing community

The announcements were made at the FILM FINANCE FORUM on May 20th where filmHedge's CEO & Founder Jon Gosier was speaking in the "State of the Industry" panel.   *FilmHedge* is a fin-tech lending platform for TV and Film producers. The company provides solutions for both film financiers and producers looking to borrow. The company was founded after the team lent more than $1 billion to Film/TV in previous roles and came together to improve the financing process... saluting Jonathan Wolf "Au Revoir" to Cannes

Read this online Jonathan Wolf and Jérôme Paillard attended the annual wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the film fund which just announced their 100M$ new line of credit at Winston Baker Film Finance Forum. For both Jonathan and Jérôme this was the last "official" Cannes in office. Both had announced a new stage in their life an...


Jonathan Wolf to Exit American Film Market as Managing Director After 24 Years

Jonathan Wolf and Bruno Chatelin The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced prior to Cannes that Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director of its American Film Market® (AFM®) and EVP of the trade association, will step down when his current term ends on June 30, 2022.  Wolf, who has led the AFM for 24 years, will continue on as an advisor through the 2022 AFM, which is set to make its in-person return to Santa Monica for the 43rd edition, N...


Queen Angelique-Monet of Eti-Oni hosted three Signature events in an effort towards world peace and tolerance

American Arts Pioneer and Humanitarian now Queen Consort of a Historic African Cocoa Town celebrates 10 Years at Cannes Film Festival with theme: “Plant Trees Not War” During the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival, American former beauty Queen, and arts & entertainment pioneer dubbed, “Ventriloquist Queen,” and “Royal Puppet Performer,” by BBC Focus on Africa, BBC World Services, BBC News, hosted three Signature events in an effort towards worl...


JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY Interview with Ryan Suffern, Co-Director and Producer



Sebastian Markt New Head of Generation Section / Melika Gothe Consolidate Film Education and Cultural Participation

  Sebastian Markt / section head Generation (as of  September 1, 2022), Melika Gothe / section manager Generation (as of August 1, 2022) © Jan Kraus / Berlinale    Sebastian Markt will be taking over as Head of Generation on September 1, 2022. He joined the Generation team in 2013 and has been in charge of programme coordination since 2015, most recently as head of programming for Generation's feature-length film programme. He succeeds the long-term section ...


Meet Pab Street Artist on the Croisette

These are the posters PAB has created and offered to Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf respectively Executive Director of Marché du Film and AFM, both quitting their current job this year. "I liked the idea of asking PAB to use the official  poster of the 75th edition, their last Cannes in office and transform it with his art, on top of the poster: top of the stairs actually, is the question "Your last Cannes"?. I am quite sure this wont be the last time...


Lynda Belkhiria is appointed Manager of the 9th Cairo Film Connection

  The 44th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) that will be held from 13 - 22 November opens now for submissions for the 9th Cairo Film Connection, the Festival’s co-production market. Cairo International Film Festival announces also the appointment of Lynda Belkhiria as the Manager of the 9th edition of Cairo Film Connection. Hussein Fahmy, President of CIFF, expresses his delight to receive new film projects to participate within the Cairo Film Connection, w...


Mansi Bagla producer of Bollywood Films debuts her first red carpet walk at Cannes Film Festival 2022

Talk about making a splash in the industry! Mansi Bagla is no longer a newcomer to the world of cinema. From launching her debut film’Forensic’ as a producer to walking the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet in 2022, Mansi has come a long way. She confirmed signing director Mohit Suri for the anthology “Falling In Love Again” before she headed for Cannes, where she was invited to speak about her collaboration with Ruskin Bond and his stories. Her film, Forensic teaser and ...


Pro Chile au Marché du Film de Cannes 2022

Camille PERON - Cinema Chile interviewée sur son stand Cinema Chile au Marché du Film pour     (Video Laurianne Gouigoux, Aldo Nadal)     ...


Sharon Stone relaxing after her Better World Fund homage in Cannes

  Photo credit Nathalie Dubois - étole Petrusse   ...



Support Iranian Filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firouzeh Khosravani

On the morning of 10 May, internationally renowned Iranian documentary filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firouzeh Khosravani were arrested in Tehran after their homes were searched and their personal and professional belongings such as mobile phones, harddrives and laptops were confiscated. On 17 May, Keshavarz and Khosravan were released on bail and banned from leaving the country for six months. There has been no official charge since their arrest.   Firouzeh Khosrovani is a graduate ...


The European Film Reception in Cannes: Getting Back Together

Agnieszka Holland, President of the European Film Academy   Academy members Damir Ibrahimovic (producer, Bosnia & Herzegovina), Simon de Santiago (producer, Spain) and Jasmila Žbanić (director, Bosnia & Herzegovina)    Academy members Anne Lajla Utsi and Liisa Holmberg (International Sami Film Institute)   Organised by the European Fil...


2022 Pierre Angénieux Tribute to Darius Khondji

­ Guillaume Canet, Philippe Parreno, Nicolas Winging Refn, Amira Casar, Agnès Godard, Emmanuel Sprauel, Séverine Serrano & Dominique Rouchon were in attendance at the Pierre Angénieux Tribute to celebrate: DARIUS KHONDJI (A.F.C., A.S.C) - Pierre Angénieux Tribute 2022 & cinematographer of 2022 Official Competition Cannes title Armageddon Time by James Gray ­ ­ ...


Emily Watson in conversation sketched at The American Pavilion 20th May 2022

Here’s my sketch with London’s own Emily Watson, where the actress is in conversation at The American Pavilion. Emily shares her remarkable story in film, her heartfelt embrace for the catatonic writer of Royal Shakespeare rhythms, and she goes back to the time with Lars Von Trier, Paris in 1996 for her dress by Dior (I’ll drop that into a colour sketch in the next edition !). Check out her performances in Breaking The Waves, The Boxer, War Horse and Chernobyl, she’s ...


Nesta Sketching the stars from Cannes 2022

We are Uk film panel Cannes 20th May 2022 Insights into changing markets with Mia Bays, director of the BFI Film Fund, film producer & cultural activist #ReclaimTheFrame from the UK pavilion at Cannes. Sketch stars (left to right) : Rene Bourdages of Cultural Telefilm, Canada, and Matt Brodlie of C.P. Upgrade Productions, and Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia, with our panel host Mia Bays, director of The BFI film fund and @miafilms (twitter). The message to filmmakers is T...


RSIFF ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ Gala at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival

Mohamed Al Turki and Naomi Campbell Rossy de Palma In ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’, the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), hosted a gala event at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival on the grounds of the magnificent Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes.  The ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ gala event recognises and celebrates female filmmakers and acting talent’s incredible work being showcased on the Festival circuit....


Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day Javier !!!

Javier Bardem enjoying the power of Cannes   ...


Interview with Brazilian Model/Actress Barbara Vitorelli at 75th Cannes Film Festival

  Barbara Vitorelli at 75th Cannes Film Festival Brazilian born model and actress Barbara Vitorelli (29) attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival where she heated up the red carpet in a sustainable dress designed by Venera Tabakin. A former international beauty queen, the striking and soulful Vitorelli has travelled the world as a model and appeared on the cover of Harpers’ Bazaar, among multiple other fashion magazines. Currently living in London,.

Interview with Brazilian Filmmaker Eduardo Maia for "Living Colors" (2022)

  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 ...



Interview with Program Director Steve Shor and Artistic Director Kevin McNeely of Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)

 Steve Shor (left) and Kevin McNeely (right)    As a devoted attendee over the last decade to Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), and after two years of it going strictly digital due to the global Covid pandemic, the festival held an in person edition this year for its 25th anniversary. It was a smashing success! After attending its 25th Annual edition, I sat with program director Steve Shor and artistic Director Kevin McNeely. In our interview together,...



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

Bruno Chatelin 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           ...

FILMS IN FOCUS ...        

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

 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

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...

Cannes new releases from Summer Hill Entertainment

  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 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 ...

FilmHedge Raises $100M to Build a New Financial Operating System for Hollywood

Atlanta-based Fin-tech company FilmHedge has closed on $100M in debt financing to modernize Film and TV financing with its tech and data products.    The latest deal was with the private credit firm Coromandel Capital and follows a previous closing earlier this year between the company and another firm. Both transactions were $50M, giving FilmHedge $100M in total lending capacity.   FilmHedge is a fin-tech company providing short-term debt financing to borrowers working in F...


VIDEO European Audiovisual Observatory conferences and presentations now online!

    The Observatory got back to Cannes! So we made it after an absence of three years! It was truly delightful to see all our friends, partners and networks in Cannes this year. We organised not one but TWO packed-out conferences and we're already looking forward to our two Cannes conferences next year. If you attended, thanks so much for being there. And if not.. well you can catch up on the debates right now!     ...


Festival Stop Motion Montreal is actively preparing its 14th edition which will take place in September 2022

This will mark the end of its digital editions held over the past two years, welcoming back both live screenings and in-person activities! An exciting program is to be expected, including international short film screenings, introductory stop motion activities for all ages, networking opportunities, and more. The first-ever film festival dedicated to stop motion animation invites you to celebrate this unique art in Quebec’s metropolis this fall! The Festival is still accepting film subm...



Göteborg Film Festival presents the 2022 Nostradamus Report

  Göteborg Film Festival's 9th Nostradamus Report, ”Imagining a Sustainable Industry”, was presented today May 23 at the Marché du Film in Cannes. The annual report looks into the near future of the audiovisual industries through research and interviews with industry experts. How can we build a long-term sustainable industry, taking into consideration financial, social as well as environmental perspectives? How do we create qualitative content that is relevant...


First look for John Woo’s highly anticipated Silent Night starring Joel Kinnaman (pictured

Picture credit:  Carlos Latapi/Silent Night Productions Inc John Woo’s highly anticipated Silent Night starring Joel Kinnaman (pictured), Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Harold Torres, and Catalina Sandino Moreno was released today. The film, which is the first U.S. action film in over a decade to be directed by the iconic filmmaker, recently wrapped principal photography in Mexico City. SILENT NIGHT Status: Post-production Genre: Action-thriller Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Sc...



57 SECONDS - First Look Picture of Morgan Freeman

 Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson Photo credit is Eliot Brasseaux  57 Seconds, the action sci-fi thriller starring Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games movies). Production is currently underway in Louisiana    57 SECONDS Status: In production Genre: Action science-fiction thriller Cast: Morgan Freeman, Josh Hutcherson, Lovie Simone, Greg Germann, Bevin Bru Writer: Macon Blair Director: Rusty Cundieff Prod...


Serbia: Father, Sdran Golubovic, 2020

Premiering in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival, SERBIA won several awards for its realistic portrayal of a father’s struggle to reclaim his children, removed from him because the local welfare office declared him incompetent to take care of them. Nikola is an underemployed semi-skilled blue collar worker, denied the compensation he was owed when he lost his last job.  Because of the seemingly insurmountable problems they face, his wife tries to kill herself and is ad...


TV Kids Summer Festival to Explore Opportunities in the Metaverse
 As part of the TV Kids Summer Festival, which you can register for here, Dubit’s David Kleeman will host a special session on opportunities in the metaverse that will feature a conversation with WildBrain’s Anne Loi. Kleeman, senior VP of global trends at Dubit, will offer up some tips on how IP owners can tap into the new creative and commercial opportunities presented by the metaverse before catching up with Loi, executive VP for M&A and chief commercial officer a...



Russell Crowe to direct and star in the upcoming thriller Poker Face

Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe directs and stars in the upcoming thriller Poker Face, from a script he co-wrote with Stephen M. Coates (John Doe: Vigilante).  The cast includes Emmy nominee Liam Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA.  Set in the world of high stakes poker, Crowe stars as billionaire gambler Jake Foley who gives his best friends a night they'll never forget, a chance to win more money than they've ever dreamed of. But to pla...


European Genre Film Foundation (EGFF) Launches at Cannes Film Festival

  Streaming platform Cultpix to fund genre film restoration and research projects The 75th Cannes Film Festival today saw the unveiling of the European Genre Film Foundation. The EGFF is an international non-profit organization established with the aim of restoring and raising awareness of classic genre films in Europe and globally. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, but with an international Board of Directors and focus, the EGFF will work with film libraries, archives, rights holders...


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International Uranium Film Festival 2022 Award Winners

A radiant film festival at the Cinemateca do MAM Rio International Uranium Film Festival 2022 Awards go to Canada, France, Poland, Spain, South Korea, USA „Rio de Janeiro’s 11th International Uranium Film Festival was a brilliant event and it must go on.“ That was the general opinion of the Audience and of Spanish Filmmaker Jaime García Parra at the Modern Art Museum Cinema. Jaime García Parra’s short film comedy „January 66“ on th...


Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival Unveils 2022 Award Winners

Held from May 20 – 21, 2022 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France, the fourth annual French Riviera FilmFestival, celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, has unveiled the award-winning shorts of the 2022 competition. The announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Juan Garrafa, Eduardo Cuervo Mora (N.O.R.A.) The 2022 Winners are: DRAMA (T...


Award winners of the 22nd Nippon Connection Film Festival

Honor award for Masatoshi Nagase / Jury award for unconventional high-school drama / Audience awards for heartwarming family drama, story of disabled lovers, and documentary about Kurdish refugees in Japan After six days and numerous sold-out events, the 22nd Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, ended on Sunday, May 29th 2022 with a grand award ceremony. At twelve venues, the festival screened around 100 short and feat...


The Awards of Cannes 75th edition

After 11 days of an exceptional edition, the Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes, chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon, surrounded by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, British-American actress and director Rebecca Hall, French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols, Indian actress Deepika Padukone, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, Norwegian director Joachim Trier and Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, presented its winners' list among the 21 films presented in Competit...


Winners 2022 La Semaine de la Critique

The prizes and awards, given by the Jury of the 61st Semaine de la Critique, presided by the director Kaouther Ben Hania, are Les prix décernés par le Jury de la 61e Semaine de la Critique, présidé par la réalisatrice Kaouther Ben Hania sont Grand Prix Grand Prize La Jauría de by Andrés Ramírez Pulido ...


International Artistic Excellence Honored at 2022 French Riviera Film Festival in partnership with

Gilles Marini, Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vincent De Paul International Artistic Excellence Honored at Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival with Indian Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receiving Industry Excellence Award   Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski and Industry Excellence Awards to Danish Filmmakers Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson;  Turkish actor Cansel Elçin and Italian actress...


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aNEk, Review: Many a dull moment

aNEk, Review: Many a dull moment Many, several or various are the one-word translations of the title. The reference is to the various cultural and ethnic identities that inhabit India. This is popularly called ‘unity in diversity’. Under British rule, India consisted of hundreds of little ‘kingdoms’, most of which joined the Indian Union, when the British granted Independence. Collaterally, another nation, Pakistan, was carved out of India, and came into being a day be...


Haemolymph-The Invisible Blood, Review: Mumbai Police’s worst kept secret

Haemolymph-The Invisible Blood, Review: Mumbai Police’s worst kept secret Some real-life stories have been turned into good films, some have not. Haemolymph belongs to the latter category. Had we not seen 500+ Hindustani films about police excesses and third degree torture, Haemolymph (Oxford definition: a fluid equivalent to blood in most invertebrates, occupying the haemocoel) would have had some novelty. As it transpires, the real-life story of a man falsely accused of the 2006 Mumba...


Adrushya, Review: Invisible man meets blind twins

Adrushya, Review: Invisible man meets blind twins In the last two decades, Marathi films have thrown-up some real gems. They have also not fought shy of experimenting with both form and content. We have been treated to some films that were rooted deeply in Marathi culture and ethos, while there were others with more universal themes. Non-Marathi speaking producers, directors and writers have made their way towards Marathi filmdom, with varying degrees of success. Directed and co-written by a ...


Dhaakad, Review: Kan-gana Ran-aut-do Charlize Theron?

Dhaakad, Review: Kan-gana Ran-aut-do Charlize Theron? Whenever director Razneesh ‘Razy’ Ghai shouted action on the sets of this film, he must have meant either of two things: A. Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal and a battalion of cronies get at each other, either with arms and ammunition, or fists, kicks and ambition. B: Some version of a lullaby is sung by someone, from at least four characters. There is little else happening. So, what? Is something more needed? Yes, surely! But wher...


Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Review: Witch ghost will be the soul survivor?

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Review: Witch ghost will be the soul survivor? Alternately calling itself a horror story and a humorous tale, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (Labyrinth, Maze) does raise a few laughs. The horror, however, fails to strike terror. Songs, literally thrust into the film and one of them relegated to the end credit titles, are catchy, but they are either mushy or foot-tapping, neither kind blending with the theme. There is indeed a labyrinth of explanations for some of the spooky goings on in...


Trailer success meet and song launch of Major: Lookout, big fish, here comes the goldfish

Trailer success meet and song launch of Major: Lookout, big fish, here comes the goldfish Three big, real BIG pictures are on the verge of release, simultaneously. Two are from the South, and one from Mumbai. Anybody who has been following release schedules will know that these three are Prithviraj from Yash Raj Films, KamalHaasan’s Vikram and a major film from Hyderabad, called, Major. I wonder whether the other two have been shown to anybody except the most selected of selective audie...


Trailer launch of Nikamma: Useful insights into the making of a ‘Useless’ (Nikamma) film

Trailer launch of Nikamma: Useful insights into the making of a ‘Useless’ (Nikamma) film Sony Pictures International Productions have put their faith in producer-director Sabbir Khan and a relatively new hero, an absolutely new heroine and a veteran who made her debut 30 years ago to deliver a vehicle that goes by the moniker of Nikamma. Translated, it means Useless. Abhimanyu, who has already acted in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and Meenakshi Sundareshwar, is the son of Himalaya Dassa...


Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2-Song launch at Imagicaa: How far will you go to watch a film song?

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2-Song launch at Imagicaa: How far will you go to watch a film song? Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is the second part of the franchise, the title of which means Maze or Labyrinth. Imagicaa is an amusement park situated at Khopoli, some 80 kms from Mumbai. The invitation from the Public Relations was tempting: 1.00 pm - Media assemble time at T-Series office, Andheri West   2:00 PM - Departure For Imagicaa, with Media   - Media to be segregated in 2 buses   5:00 PM - ...


Dhaakad trailer launch: Kangana Ranaut takes on the enemy, this time in the 21st century

Dhaakad trailer launch: Kangana Ranaut takes on the enemy, this time in the 21st century After the period piece about a freedom fighter, Manikarnika, Kangana Ranaut doing an action film should not come as any surprise. Dhaakad (a forceful person to contend with; formidable) brings you a few centuries forward and places the action in a modern-day setting, with hi-octane action of the James Bond ilk. The trailer was screened recently for the media at the high-profile PVR Phoenix Mall auditorium...


Sounds of The Kashmir Files: “Pray for all the oppressed people in the world”

Sounds of The Kashmir Files: “Pray for all the oppressed people in the world” Royal Opera House was a surprising choice for the event. Once a landmark for big-budget film releases, it remained shut for about two decades, before it was revived, with plays and other events being held there, but no film shows. Makers of the film The Kashmir Files decided to kill two birds with one stone: reinforce their theme of oppression, persecution, brutal murders and more of Kashmiri Pandits in ...


MIFF returns, with a budget of 4-5 crores; will be organised and held at Films Division

MIFF returns, with a budget of 4-5 crores; will be organised and held at Films Division Biennial since its inception in 1990, the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) of documentaries, short fiction and animation films, will be held this year from 29 May to 04 June at the Films Division (FD)’s premises on Peddar Road (Gopalrao Deshmukh Marg). A total of 300+ films have been selected by the selection committees and the budget of the entire festival is estimated at Rs. 4-5 crore. It ...


After Govinda, Varun Dhawan now launches another Dehati Disco song

After Govinda, Varun Dhawan now launches another Dehati Disco song Ganesh Acharya and Varun Dhawan share a great camaraderie and the duo have always given good hits. In fact, Acharya, who is respectfully addressed as MasterJee, has choreographed more than 50 songs for Varun’s father, editor-director David Dhawan, during the early days of his career. Showing his support and love towards MasterJee, Varun recently paid a visit to The Club, at D.N. Nagar, in North Mumbai, on 11 May, and di...


Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Review: A ban on soap and kisses instead of foeticide

Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Review: A ban on soap and kisses instead of foeticide Even a relatively small budget film from Yash Raj Films (YRF), with only two known names to tout, succeeds to a large extent in highlighting the hideous Indian social practice, seen predominantly, in a few states, of killing/aborting the girl child. Since marriage involves a large sum as dowry, which is given by the girl’s family to the boy’s family, the birth of a girl child is considered the genesis of a m...

Three trailers of Prithviraj: On stage, on screen and off-screen

Three trailers of Prithviraj: On stage, on screen and off-screen This is what the invitation, received on Friday, 06 May 2022, by WhatsApp, from YashRaj Films read: “Hello, Yash Raj Films cordially invites you to the trailer launch of their first historical film - based on the life of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan starring superstar Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar and directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi (Padma Shri). Date: 9th May 2022- Monday Time: 10.30am Venue: YRF Studios, Sta...


Village Council ‘Panchayat’ to have second session on Amazon Prime Video from 20 May

Village Council ‘Panchayat’ to have second session on Amazon Prime Video from 20 May One of the most loved web series, Panchayat, is all set to return on your small screen for its Season 2. Amazon Prime Video launched its long trailer at a packed media gathering at the swanky J.W. Marriott Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai, on May 09.  The village comedy-drama is based on the premise of a city man migrating to a village and the situations he faces there, which are poles apart from city iss...


Wonder-dancer AJ stakes claim as India’s answer to MJ

Wonder-dancer AJ stakes claim as India’s answer to MJ Amit Jadav, aka AJ, a Mumbai prodigy, is a singer-dancer who can leave you wonder-struck with moves that are leaves right out of Michael Jackson (MJ)’s work-book, including the moonwalk and spin. At the performance on 07 May at the Birla Matushri Sabhagar, South Mumbai’s prestigious hall, a packed auditorium found their jaws dropping when he wowed them with act after act, syncing hundreds of moves with video-projection of...



“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 ( 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.

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


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.


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


Regular deadline: April 15, 2022

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):

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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PIERRE ET JEANNE by Clémentine Célarié

First Feature film 2022 99 minutes

France 2021 99 minutes  First feature film by Clémentine Célarié, produced by Matthieu Rubin - Sazia Films.

Starring Loris FREEMAN, Elodie GODART, Clémentine CÉLARIÉ, Philippe UCHAN, Mathieu AMALRIC, Sergi LOPEZ, Dominique PINON, Tom LEEB, Jacqueline CORADO, Marie DURET...

Sibling Rivalry and truth untold emerge after the unexpected inheritance of Jeanne

"Pierre et Jeanne" recounts the devastation caused by an inheritance intended for Jeanne, Pierre's younger sister. This poisoned gift from a friend of the parents will instill discord, jealousy, discord and sibling rivalry until an untold truth is revealed.


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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...


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

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


"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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Zero Gravity USA first film directed by Thomas Verrette

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

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 ...

NIFFF 2022 : NIFFF Extended aux avant-postes de l'imaginaire

Le Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF, 1-9 juillet) dévoile son volet professionnel NIFFF Extended (4 - 7 juillet), unique programme spécialisé dédié à l’imaginaire en Suisse. Transversal et gratuit, NIFFF Extended thématise les enjeux clés de la production dans le cinéma de genre en Suisse en explorant les ramifications entre fantastique et nouvelles technologies (Imaging the Future),...


"Broadway", sortie de la bande originale signée Gabriel Yared

  Nelly s’est échappée de sa famille riche et contrôlante. Alors qu’elle danse dans un club de strip-tease, elle rencontre Markos, un petit gangster charismatique, qui l’aide à fuir les sbires de son beau-père. Markos devient bientôt son protecteur et amant. Il l’emmène à Broadway, Athènes, un complexe de divertissement abandonné squatté par une petite communauté de danseurs, de cloc...


Le Mangeur de Lune : le festival des musiques du monde qui fera vibrer les vignes de Rouffach du 13 au 20 août 2022

Depuis 2007, Le Mangeur de Lune enchante chaque été la Com-Com de Rouffach, dans le Haut-Rhin. Né en milieu rural, loin des villes et des salles culturelles, ce festival pas comme les autres fait découvrir au public la richesse des musiques traditionnelles d’ici et d’ailleurs. Cette année, le festival revient pour sa 15ème édition, qui se déroulera 13 au 20 août 2022 dans la Communauté de co...


Louis-Arthur pour la 1ère fois au Festival d'Avignon

L'auteur-humoriste lillois présentera “Chroniques sentimentales” au Théâtre de la Tache d’Encre du 7 au 30 juillet. Un premier spectacle tendre, romantique, à la croisée du théâtre et du stand-up      L'histoire Adolescent, Louis-Arthur rêvait de mener une vie romantique, au bras d'un homme tout droit sorti d'une comédie sentimentale hollywoodienne. Mais aujourd’hui,...


SÉRIE SERIES Saison 11 du 30 juin au 02 juillet 2022 à Fontainebleau

Depuis sa création en 2012, le festival observe les évolutions et les actualités du secteur audiovisuel en plaçant la création et les créateurs au cœur de sa programmation. Cette année encore, se retrouveront au programme des trois jours de la manifestation : des projections de séries inédites ou récentes, des discussions proposées à l'issue de chaque séance, des masterclasses d...


NewImages Festival – 5e édition Création numérique & monde virtuels au Forum des Images du 8 au 12 juin 2022

Le festival de la création numérique et des mondes virtuels du Forum des images sera de retour du 8 au 12 juin 2022 pour cinq jours entièrement dédiés à l'immersion sous toutes ses formes. Vous trouverez avec ce lien le communiqué de presse concernant NewImages Festival – 5e édition :   Le programme complet de NewImages Festival est...


Du cinéma pour toute la famille dès le 2 juin au 23e Festival du film de l’Outaouais

Dès le 2 juin au 23e Festival du film de l’Outaouais De nombreux invités, cinéastes et interprètes pour présenter leurs films ainsi que des activités pour toute la famille !    Le Festival du film de l’Outaouais est très fier d’accueillir à Gatineau de nombreux cinéastes et interprètes qui présenteront leurs films tout au long des dix jours de l’événement. Des act...


Le Festival de l'aventure en mer en tournée à partir du 13 juin

  À retenir :     5 films sur les thèmes de la voile, du surf et du kayak    35 villes en France, Suisse et Benelux    Sportifs et réalisateurs sur scène     Première projection : le 13 juin à Rennes et Strasbourg    Le Grand Rex à ...


Ennio Morricone à l'honneur au 50e Fema - Festival de la Rochelle

Ennio Morricone à l'honneur au 50e Fema Cette année, le Fema rend hommage au compositeur aux 500 musiques de films, aux thèmes inoubliables, au style unique et immédiatement identifiable : Ennio Morricone.   Il fit toute sa vie le grand écart stylistique entre musique expérimentale et populaire, entre son goût pour les dissonances, les audaces formelles et les mélodies lancinantes. &...


Joaquin Phoenix et Vanessa Kirby à Malte pour le tournage du biopic Napoléon de Ridley Scott

Joaquin Phoenix incarne Napoléon Bonaparte (Source : ) Les stars hollywoodiennes Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator et Joker) et Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) se sont rendus à Malte ces dernières semaines dans le cadre du tournage du film biographique de Ridley Scott sur l'empereur et chef militaire français, Napoléon Bonaparte. Le réalisateur Ridley Scott, maitre des blockbusters sur fond historique, revient à Malte pour la...


Remise du prix Lux du cinéma européen et séminaire de presse, Parlement européen, 7 juin

Le prix cinématographique européen du public (Prix LUX du public) a été créé en 2021 et est décerné par le Parlement européen et la European Film Academy, en partenariat avec la Commission européenne et Europa Cinemas. Ce prix est né de la combinaison du prix LUX, créé en 2007 et décerné par le Parlement européen pour témoigner de son engagement en faveur de la culture, et du...

Pierre et Jeanne : un début magistral signe le critique Phillip Bergson

Phillp Bergson, Clémentine Célarié et son producteur Matthieu Rubin "C'est  un grand petit film ou bien un petit grand film! Pour un début, c'est magistral  et assez osé, choquant, plein d' émotions, une belle maitrise de la direction des acteurs des couleurs et des cadrages:  superbe pour moi...." Phillip Bergson: Film Critic, UK,Invited Member of The UK Critics' Circle, membre de la ...


VIDEO un très bel échange avec Clémentine Célarié

Bruno Chatelin (ancien distributeur) en entretien avec Clémentine Célarié autour de son expérience Cannoise et du joli parcours du film Pierre et Jeanne.     ...


Matthieu Rubin rencontre les étudiants de l'ESRA autour de son film Pierre et Jeanne

Une très belle rencontre avec les étudiants de l'ESRA qui avaient vu le film et l'occasion d'un bel échange autour du film et de l'aventure intrépide d'une production en temps de COVID.       ...


Une première au Marché du Film et déjà des belles critiques: "une belle maitrise..."

Cannes Market Premiere le 18 mai à 16.30  Marché du Film Lérins#3 Une belle affluence à l'entrée de la salle de projection, toujours un très bon signe sur l'attente du film. Le journaliste au premier plan Phillip Bergson nous a écrit à la sortie "C'est  un grand petit film ou bien un petit grand film! Pour un debut, c'est magistral  et assez osé, choquant, plein d' émotions,...


Clémentine Célarié revisite Maupassant dans « PIERRE ET JEANNE »…Pari gagné!

Interview avec Pierre Meurice: "Clémentine Célarié revisite Maupassant dans « PIERRE ET JEANNE »… Pari gagné! " En direct du Festival de Cannes…. Clémentine Célarié a fait de la comédie (légère) son terrain de jeu de prédilection tant au cinéma qu’au théâtre en passant par la télé mais son talent ne s’arrête pas là: la com&...


Les belles rencontres cannoises de Clémentine Célarié avec Pierre et Jeanne à Cannes (et Omar...)

Clémentine et son producteur Matthieu Rubin à la projection des tirailleurs avec Omar Sy Sur le tapis rouge avec Bruno Chatelin votre éditeur:-) Avec le comité cannois de l'Académie des Lumières ...


Anup Jalota Presents - MWFIFF 2022

Anup Jalota Presents 5th Moonwhite Films International Film Fest - MWFIFF LATE DEADLINE ENDS 15th AUGUST 2022 SO SUBMIT NOW!!! Anup Jalota Presents 5th Moonwhite Films International Film Fest - MWFIFF LATE DEADLINE ENDS 15th AUGUST 2022 SO SUBMIT NOW!!! To submit your films, music video, web-series, etc Please Visit Anup Jalota Jaspinder Narula ...

Arnaud Desplechin Président du jury du 48ème Festival de Deauville

Arnaud Desplechin Président du jury  L’évidence cinéma  « Ce qui me bouleverse dans le cinéma, c’est quand le réel se met à scintiller, quand le réel devient une épiphanie. »  Arnaud Desplechin © Thomas Brunot   Après de nombreuses nominations au César et de sélections dans les plus grands festivals du monde montrant ainsi la pérennité de so...




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