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Filmfestivals.com Farewell to Jérôme and Jonathan "Au Revoir" from your festival peers

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Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf attended the annual filmfestivals.com 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...
 

Film USA Cannes Pavilion wraps the first edition       

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2022 was the launch of the Film USA Cannes Pavilion and what a time...what an amazing Cannes Film Festival.      ...
 

 

VIDEO: Darius Khondji Masterclass by Angénieux

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Journalist and author Jordan Mintzer, who wrote Conversations with Darius Khondji, moderated the free cinematography class attended and praised by international cinema industry professionals and students. Now on replay, you too can enjoy the insights of the revered 'Master of Light' and 2022 Pierre Angénieux Tribute laureate Darius Khondji. How does this director of photography nurture his talent and creativity? How does he approach a script visually? How does he choose the best...
 

 

QUO VADIS, AIDA? Wins LUX Audience Award 2022

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Munira Subašić, surviving mother of the Srebrenica genocide and founder of “The Mothers of Srebrenica”, director Jasmila Žbanić and Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament. (Picture: Federica Scarpa)   The European public and the members of the European Parliament have voted QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmila Žbanić the winner of the second LUX Audience Award. During a European tour, including virtual screenings and a live Q&A with the filmma...
 

 

Black Nights in Cannes catch-up

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The PÖFF wolves have returned from Cannes, where we presented exclusively Ukrainian films in the Marché du Film's Goes To Cannes strand and a new Ukrainian Features Preview showcase. If you didn't have the chance to check out the projects in person, you can now do so online. Click through and login to Cinando below to watch the presentations.  WATCH BLACK NIGHTS GOES TO CANNES WATCH UKRAINIAN FEATURES PREVIEW BLACK NIGHTS GOES TO CANNES PROJECTS ...
 

 

Winston Baker farewell wishes to Jérôme Paillard

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FilmFestivals.Com chat with Jérôme Paillard   ...
 

 

Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes memorable market edition wrap & thank you!

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Thank you and see you next year! We hope you got good business, made some beautiful connections and found inspiration while you were with us at this memorable market edition! Now is the time to catch up on all the films and events you may have missed!         Cinando Catch-up Screenings ...
 

 

VIDEO: Better World Gala Dinner Cannes Film Festival - May 22nd 2022 with Sharon Stone, Dominique Ouattara...

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  Global Speakers and Filmmakers Joined Forces to Raise Awareness about Food, Health and Sustainability at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 during a special event organized by The president and founder of Better World Fund, Mr. Manuel Collas de la Roche’s. After a magnificent Cannes sunset, stars appear above the famed Croisette illuminating the Better World Fund’s illustrious Black-Tie Gala dinner that took place at the JW Marriott, with the humbling presence of Her Exc...
 

 

Interview with Indian Actor Amit Kumar Vashisth for "Alpha Beta Gamma" (2022) at 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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  Actor Amit Kumar Vashisth was born in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India. He spent his boyhood in Haryana and Punjab where he attended SHCS and DAV college. He later moved to Pauri, Garhwal in the Himalayas for his engineering degree in GBPEC. It was while on that career path that he realized his true dream was to become an actor. He left engineering and went to Delhi where he threw himself into the world of theater. From there, he went to Mumbai where he worked in professional the...
 

 

Filmfestivals.com saluting Jérôme Paillard on his last Cannes and his contribution to the industry

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Jérôme Paillard attended the annual filmfestivals.com wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the Film Fund which has just announced their 100M$ new line of credit. This was the last "official" Cannes in office for Jérôme who is retiring from his function at the head of market.   Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com founder and Jon Gosi...
 

 

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

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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...

Cannes Marché du Film & Festival 2022 Catch Up

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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...
 

 

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Final Cut in Venice - Upcoming application deadline

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The deadline to submit a film to the 10th edition of Final Cut in Venice will be Monday, June 20th. Don't miss out on the opportunity to present your film  at this prestigious workshop, which will take place from 3rd to 5th September, 2022, as part of the Venice Production Bridge, during the 79. Venice International Film Festival. The Venice Production Bridge launched Final Cut in...
 

 

Countdown begins to the programme launch of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022

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Dive into the programme with the new Screen Saver Festival Pass which brings film fans more value to the festival experience     The countdown has begun to the launch of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 programme on Wednesday 20th July and with it, the festival has announced a new Screen Saver Pass bringing film fans more value from their film festival experience.   The Screen Saver Pass gives film lovers first access to the hottest tickets at the fe...
 

 

We're One Week Away From PIFF 2022!

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We are so excited to see you for the 24th Provincetown International Film Festival starting June 15th!   To help you get ready for an unforgettable five days of unflinching cinema, here are some helpful tips and reminders:PIFF PASSES AND TICKETS:     All festival screenings and conversations REQUIRE A TICKET, reserved in advance online or at the box office. PIFF PASSES are av...
 

 

The 28th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest today announced programs and participants in its annual Forum

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    The 28th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest today announced programs and participants in its annual Forum, as well as jury members who will bestow Oscar-Qualifying Awards, Student Short Awards and Special Jury Awards. ShortFest 2022 will hold all of its screenings in-theatre at the Camelot Theatres from June 21-27. The festival will screen 51 curated programs showcasing 300 films including 38 World Premieres, 17 International Premieres, 35 North American Premieres and 18...
 

 

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

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Red Sea International Film Festival ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ 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. This is central to the Red Sea’s mission to empower talented women both in front and behin...
 

 

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) are supporting the 8th edition of the Saudi Film Festival in Dhahran

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The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) is proud to support the eighth edition of the Saudi Film Festival in the Eastern city of Dhahran, KSA. The festival took place from the 2nd to the 9th of June 2022, at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra). The Saudi Film Festival is the original pioneer of cinema and a strong advocate of the film industry in Saudi Arabia, nurturing a selection of talented filmmakers over the past eight editions. The partnership is in line with the ...
 

 

'Coffined at 15' by American Female Filmmaker Gayatri Kumar To Have World Premiere at Dances With Films 2022

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Coffined at 15  by American Female Filmmaker Gayatri Kumar To Have World Premiere at Dances With Films 2022 at TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood on June 12th   Short Drama Gives Afghan Refugees A Medium To Rise Against Child Marriage   Gayatri Kumar at Opening Night of Dancing With Films   Coffined at 15 by American female filmmaker Gayatri Kumar will have its world premiere at Dances With Films on Sunday, June 12 at 5 ...
 

 

20th edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event focuses on sustainability and the future of filmmaking

 
The growing business platform and trade fair in Northern Europe for audiovisual industry professionals Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event celebrates its 20th edition with a seven-day summit in Tallinn, accessible also online, focusing on hot topics such as green production and sustainability in the film industry. Marge Liiske, the head of Industry@Tallinn& Baltic Event comments that even though 20 years has given the team a great deal of experience and the summit ha...
 

Anup Jalota Presents - MWFIFF 2022

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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 www.mwfiff.com www.filmfreeway.com/mwfiff www.festhome.com/f/4015 Anup Jalota Jaspinder Narula ...
 

 

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VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

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...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...
 

 

TIFF celebrates Steve Gravestock's outstanding contribution on his retirement

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TIFF celebrates Steve Gravestock's outstanding contribution to Cinematheque and Festival programming as he announces his retirement from the organization   TIFF is proud to celebrate and acknowledge the extraordinary career and contribution of TIFF Senior Programmer Steve Gravestock, who has decided to retire from TIFF at the end of 2022. For 25 years, Steve revolutionized curation for TIFF Cinematheque audiences, developed generations of Nordic film lovers, and championed Canadian fi...
 

 

Catherine Deneuve Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 79th Venice International Film Festival

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Iconic French actress Catherine Deneuve has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31 – September 10, 2022).   The decision was made by the board of the Biennale di Venezia, which embraced the proposal of the Festival's Director, Alberto Barbera.   Catherine Deneuve, in accepting, said, “It is a joy to receive this prestigious award at the Venice Festival, which I love and have known for a long ...
 

 

Mohammed Al Turki has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation

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THE SAUDI PRODUCER MOHAMMED AL TURKI APPOINTED AS CEO OF THE RED SEA FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDATION Mohammed Al Turki in Cannes Celebration of Women in Cinema’ gala Photo Getty Images The Red Sea Film Foundation, an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting film culture in Saudi Arabia has today announced that Chairman of the Committee Mohammed Al Turki has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation.   Al Tu...
 

 

 

Interview with Slovenian Producer Ales Pavlin on Director Fortnight Film "Ashkal" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

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   Award-winning film and television producer Ales Pavlin is co-owner and co-founder of Slovenian based production house PERFO Production. His company Perfo Production has produced a few hundred commercials and many TV series and feature films, which were awarded on national and international festivals. Aside from producing, Ales also works as professor at Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television AGRFT in Ljubljana. In 2012 the European Film Promotion's (EFP) named him for ...
 

 

Interview with Producer Janine Teerling for Un Certain Regard Film "Mediterranean Fever" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

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Netherlands born and Cyprus resident Janine Teerling is a producer and writer. She recently attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival as one of the European Film Production (EFP) “Producers on the Move”. In its 10th anniversary, the EFP Producers on the Move the selects twenty talented and rising star European producers to highlight and celebrate during a specialized Cannes producer networking program. Having had her film “Patchwork” in t...

 

Meet Pab Street Artist on the Croisette

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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...
 

 

"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...
 
 

Kubrick's First Film at the 1952 Venice Film Festival

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From the Archives of La Biennale: “A young man 23 years old by the name of Stanley Kubrick” /   Stanley Kubrick’s first film, Fear and Desire, was previewed at the 1952 Venice Film Festival under the title Shape of Fear / The entire story reconstructed for the first time in the letters  and documents of the Historical Archives of the Contemporary Arts (ASAC) of La Biennale   Fear and Desire, the first feature-length film directed by Stanley Kubrick, ...
 

 

 

Jacques Audiard’s "Paris 13th District" ("Les Olympiades”) is lighter than his usual fare

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    Reviewed by Robin Menken   Jacques Audiard’s "Paris 13th District" ("Les Olympiades”) is lighter than his usual fare. Weaving the lives of his four main characters with a sort of Alan Rudolph touch. he focuses on Paris millennials, a vain, dispassionate bunch. Think of it as chamber music about their loves, fights, ambitions and, most crucially, their loneliness, exacerbated by relationship-free hook-up apps.   Pa...
 
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Acid Test Interview with director: Jennifer Waldo byEmmanuel Itier https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12385296 One may have heard about “riot Grrrl” music and one may have heard about director Jennifer Waldo who had done a short, “Acid Test”, in 2017, about a young girl coming from a concert and confessing to her parent about tripping on acid. This new film is the feature version of Waldo take about this coming-of-age teenage rebellion and it is based on a true story. Beyon...
 

 

Echoes of the Empire Beyond Gengis Khan: Interview with Director Robert H.Lieberman

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ECHOES OF THE EMPIRE: BEYOND GENGHIS KAHN. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11832792 Interview with Director Robert H.Lieberman by Emmanuel Itier   Genghis Khan is a mythical and an iconic historical figure that is both controversial and fascinating. Director and writer, Rober H.Lieberman is rising to the surface a new vision about the impact and the “legacy” from this man who changed his people, his empire and the World at large. This is a must see documentary to better underst...
 

 

VIDEO European Audiovisual Observatory conferences and presentations now online!

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    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

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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...

Cannes 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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Pardo alla carriera Ascona-Locarno achievement award goes to Costa-Gavras

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  During its 75th edition (3-13 August 2022), the Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to Costa-Gavras, master of the cinema of civic engagement. The Greek-French director will receive the Pardo alla carriera Ascona-Locarno achievement award on the evening of Thursday 11 August, in Piazza Grande. On Friday 12 August Costa-Gavras will appear at the Forum @Spazio Cinema in a panel conversation with the audience, while spectators at Locarno75 will also have a chance to see two ...
 

 

QUO VADIS, AIDA? Wins LUX Audience Award 2022

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Munira Subašić, surviving mother of the Srebrenica genocide and founder of “The Mothers of Srebrenica”, director Jasmila Žbanić and Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament. (Picture: Federica Scarpa)   The European public and the members of the European Parliament have voted QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmila Žbanić the winner of the second LUX Audience Award. During a European tour, including virtual screenings and a live Q&A with the filmma...

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aNEk, Review: Many a dull moment

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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

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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

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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 ...
 

 

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PIERRE ET JEANNE by Clémentine Célarié

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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...

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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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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 ...
 

VIDEO La masterclass de Darius Khondji en intégrale et replay cannois

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  Vous pouvez désormais (re)découvrir en replay cet échange exceptionnel avec le "Maître de la Lumière" Darius Khondji, lauréat de l’Hommage Pierre Angénieux 2022, animé par le journaliste Jordan Mintzer, auteur de Conversations avec Darius Khondji. Comment ce directeur de ...
 

 

Institut français / Bilan du pavillon des Cinémas du Monde à Cannes 2022

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RETOUR SUR L'ÉDITION DU PAVILLON LES CINÉMAS DU MONDE FESTIVAL DE CANNES Dans une logique commune de défense de la diversité culturelle et de soutien aux industries culturelles et créatives, l’Institut français et ses partenaires, France Médias Monde, la Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (Sacem), l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie ont accompagné une nouvelle promotio...
 

 

Le FNC dévoile son affiche au festival de Cannes lors de sa traditionnelle réception

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À l'occasion de la 75e édition du festival (17 - 28 mai 2022), l'équipe du FNC s'est rendue au Festival de Cannes. Après 3 ans d'absence, plusieurs membres de notre équipe de programmation et notre directeur général se sont donnés rendez-vous sous le soleil cannois. Au programme de cette 75e édition pour nos louves : projections, panels, réseautage et autres rendez-vous professionnels. &n...
 

Le Offshore Film Festival au Grand Rex

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Le Offshore Film Festival  au Grand Rex pour son unique projection à Paris     "Foil Collection" nous immerge grâce à des images incroyable dans l'univers du foil, "Trouble" dresse le portrait particulièrement inspirant de la surfeuse légendaire Lisa Andersen, "Wild and Still" propose un retour en kayak à la source des rivières et à leur déroute par l'homme, &quo...
 

 

Les nombreux films en avant-première de la 50e édition du Fema ­

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  Pour fêter la 50e édition du Festival La Rochelle Cinéma, de nombreux films seront présentés en avant-première de leur sortie en salles : 45 longs métrages de fiction, d’animation ou de documentaire dans la section « Ici et ailleurs » avec des fidèles du Fema comme Alain Cavalier, Bertrand Bonello, François Ozon, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Philippe Faucon, Z...
 

 

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

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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

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  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

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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...

 

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