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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...

 

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 ...
 

 

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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IDFA’s markets open for submissions

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IDFA’s markets are now open for all project and film submissions. As of today, project teams can submit their entries for IDFA Forum—including the Producers Connection, Forum Pitches, and Rough Cut Presentations—as well as for IDFA DocLab Forum and Docs for Sale. About IDFA's markets Each November, IDFA hosts a dynamic marketplace that caters to filmmakers, producers, and industry professional...
 

 

Lunenburg Doc Fest final deadline

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  Lunenburg Doc Fest pays screening fees and presents the following awards:     $1000  International Feature Documentary $1000  Canadian Feature Documentary $1000  Audience Award Short Film Award (crystal trophy) Atlantic Filmmaker Award (trophy plus in-kind services) Artist fees are offered to help support the on-site participation of one director from each selected feature documentary at the 9th annual Lunenbur...
 

 

record participation at 7th International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo Island Beyond Borders 21 to 28 August 2022

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7th International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo Island Beyond Borders 21 to 28 August 2022 under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou The heart of the documentary beats on the magnificent Castellorizo.The 7th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival Castellorizo will be held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou from the 21 to the 28 of August 2022. ...
 

 

The Official Selection of Beyond Borders Documentary Festival, Castellorizo

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A total of 30 documentaries will be competing at the 7th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, which will be held between August 21st-28th, 2022 in Castellorizo island, Greece. Once again, the competition section includes a collection of magnificent films dealing with historical, cross-cultural events, trends and personalities that have shaped our countries, peoples and civilizations. Τhis year the Jury of the Festival will award the following prizes: Best History Documentar...
 

 

Europe Film Festival

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Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) is a reputable monthly competition and annual online film festival based in one of the elegant cities in the world, London in 2020-2021.   Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) is an IMDb eligible festival.   The festival will be done periodically, every 45 days, it has a loop.   Website: https://europefilmfestival.com/ Submission: https://filmfreeway.com/EuropeFilmFestival   AWARDS - FEATU...
 

 

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

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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 festival with a 48-hour priority booking window via the EIFF website before tickets go on general sale on Friday 22nd July.   The pass offers 10 ti...
 

 

Exhibition celebrating San Sebastian Festival’s 70th anniversary with an homage to the public, the industry and the press

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The exhibition celebrating San Sebastian Festival’s 70th anniversary will pay homage to the public, the industry, the press and to the city itself The public is invited to send photographs taken over these seven decades for their inclusion in one of the installations Tabakalera will host the show “Imagine a Film Festival” from 4 June until 24 September, the last day of the event   ...
 

 

2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia returns for in-person festival and events on 25-28 August, 2022

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  2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia Short Film Competition submissions open Calling for entries from Indonesian filmmakers now until 31 May, 2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia, presented by the Sundance Institute and XRM Media is proud to announce the return of the 2022 edition of the Festival on Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th August, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia with support from IDN Media. The Festival will take place in person and include film screenings and p...
 

 

2023 Sundance Film Festival to Take Place January 19-29, 2023

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Submissions Now Open via FilmFreeway The nonprofit Sundance Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 Sundance Film Festival will take place as a hybrid festival in Park City, Salt Lake City, Utah, and beyond, from January 19 through January 29, 2023. “We can’t wait to return to our home in Park City and present exciting new work from around the world live and in person,” said Festival Director Tabitha Jackson. “We also have two years of digital exhibition an...
 

 

 

Dances With Films Review: Coffined at 15 | Reviews by Rachael

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By Rachael Fisher “Afghanistan – one of the most dangerous places for women today.” – filmmaker Gayatri Kumar Gayatri Kumar attends Opening Night of Dances With Films Words cannot begin to describe the torture or torment these girls are put through at such a young age. Filmmaker Gayatri Kumar captures the fear, horror and pain the Taliban has caused to not just one, but several families all at once in only a few minutes.    Coffined At 15 - Off...

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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...
 
 

Interview With Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant on Debut Film "Pretty Problems" (2022)

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Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant has been traveling the international film festival circuit since the SXSW 2022 Film Festival world premiere of his award-winning debut feature film “Pretty Problems” (2022). Directed by Kestrin Pantera and produced by Katya Alexander, Tennant wrote, starred in and co-produced the film; it was the recipient of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films. It then went on to win the Grand Jury prize...
 

 

Bill Kramer named new CEO of the Academy, following the departure of Dawn Hudson

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BILL KRAMER NAMED CEO OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES   The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted today to name Bill Kramer, current Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, as its new CEO, following the departure of Dawn Hudson after 11 years of esteemed service.  Kramer will lead the global membership, the Oscars, the institution’s education and emerging talent initiatives, the Aca...
 

 

Six Composers Selected for 2022 Sundance Institute Film Music Intensive

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  We are excited to kick off our Sundance Institute Film Music Intensive taking place from June 6-13. Six composers have been invited to participate in a nurturing lab environment prioritizing craft, innovation, and building a community of next generation film music artists. Led by program director Peter Golub with the support of Creative Advisors working in the industry, the fellows will engage in a week-long Intensive celebrating the power of film music, as the program which ha...
 

 

Maeya Films discovered Marilyn Monroe's Incarnation-- Diana Madalina Puscasu

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Diana Madalina Puscasu, the newest artist signed by Maeya Films, attended a high-end social dinner in Beverly Hills on May 25th as a member of the Maeya Culture Exchange Group . The social dinner was held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills to celebrate the Medal of Honor by the French Government to Ms. Josette LeBlond, one of the leading French chefs in the Los Angeles area. As a representative multicultural group in the United States, the Maeya Culture Exchange Group was honored to witness...
 

 

Phil Rosenthal ("Somebody Feed Phil”) Honored with Screening, Q&A, VIP Culinary Reception at CIA at Copia.

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“FOOD, FUN, +PHIL”   Phil Rosenthal ("Somebody Feed Phil”) Honored with Screening, Q&A, VIP Culinary Reception at CIA at Copia.   Paul Reiser (“Mad About You") and Monica Horan (“Everybody Loves Raymond") in attendance. The Napa Valley Film Festival presented “Food, Fun, + Phil– an Evening with Phil Rosenthal,” a screening of “Oaxaca,” a new e...
 

 

Interview with Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein at 75th Cannes Film Festival

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Clay Epstein started his career at Kushner-Locke, after which he worked as sales executive at First Look Studios where he was solely responsible for all distribution of the company's 300-plus title library to Asia, ancillary and new media markets. He then went on to work with the late Robbie Little at “The Little Film Company” where he served as Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions. He joined the company in 2002 where his responsibilities included film development, acquisit...
 

 

 

Interview with Actress Wendy Morgan on her Directorial Debut "Mercy" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

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  Award-winning actress Wendy Morgan’s international career spans 43 years, working alongside some of the most renowned names in the industry. She recently made her directorial debut with the powerful docudrama titled “Mercy”. In the film, she unveils the truth behind the devastation caused by animal agriculture, told though the eyes of a pig named Mercy and those involved with and trapped in the factory farming industry. Wendy’s film work includes the role of Moll...
 

 

Interview with Producers Without Borders (PWB) Founder Kayvan Mashayekh at 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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Attorney turned filmmaker, Kayvan Mashayekh, began his career by writing, producing and directing an epic, independent feature film called, "The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam," which Premiered at the Moscow Film Festival in 2005 and had a successful theatrical run in the US for 53 weeks in 14 separate cities. Mashayekh was the winner of the Relativity Media Special Prize of $25,000 at the 2007 Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi for his script "Batting...
 

 

Interview with Producers Without Borders (PWB) Founder Kayvan Mashayekh at 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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Attorney turned filmmaker, Kayvan Mashayekh, began his career by writing, producing and directing an epic, independent feature film called, "The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam," which Premiered at the Moscow Film Festival in 2005 and had a successful theatrical run in the US for 53 weeks in 14 separate cities. Mashayekh was the winner of the Relativity Media Special Prize of $25,000 at the 2007 Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi for his script "Batting...
 

 

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...

"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...
 
 

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. ...
 

 

The Tale Of King Crab reviewed

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The Tale Of King Crab Posted by Robin Menken   The Tale of King Crab is the Feature debut of documentarians Alessio Rigo Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, 2021 it also won many awards including the Viennale 2021-FIPRESCI Feature Prize, the Annecy Cinema Italien (2021) Best Film, the Thessaloniki Film Festival Film Critics Feature Award (2021),  and the Grand Prix at Dolce Cinema - Les Rencontres du Cinéma Italien à Greno...
 

 

 

A National Song from The Tibetan Plateau ——The film " Tibetan Horse" is in International Promoting and Shooting

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After experiencing the challenging winter of wind, snow, and severe cold, the snowy Tibetan plateau ushered in the midsummer of the year while the calendar turned to June. Tibetan Horse, a large-scale national epic film that has completed the shooting of winter scenes, has also been busy shooting summer horse racing scenes in Tibet. Qinghai Mantanhong Culture Media Co., Ltd., Xining Baita Art and Culture Communication Co., Ltd., Sichuan Miding Media Co., Ltd., Qinghai Linshui Media Co., Ltd., an...
 

 

 

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

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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...
 

 

 

Open Doors starts its journey in Latin America and the Caribbean

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  Open Doors announces today the first selection of projects and creative producers from its new focus on Latin America and the Caribbean regions. This group of film directors and producers, who are catalysts of the region’s cinematic output, will be hosted and presented at the 75th Locarno Film Festival this August. Open Doors returns to the region that was last featured in 2008 with titles like La vida de los peces by Matias Bize, Tanta agua by Ana Guevara and Letitia Jorge...
 

 

 

Vannucci to screen as advance world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival

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  © Paolo Ciriello The new film from Italian director Michele Vannucci, produced by Groenlandia and Kino Produzioni with Rai Cinema and sold by True Colours, will be presented at Locarno as an advance world premiere in Piazza Grande. Introducing the film on stage, together with the director, will be its stars Alessandro Borghi and Luigi Lo Cascio. One of the screenings which is sure to light up the 75th Locarno Film Festival (3-13 August 2022), and its signature venue Piazz...
 

 

 

Heritage Online brings the past into the present at Locarno75 with several important new collaborations

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    © Manuel-Casimiro De Oliveira The Locarno Film Festival is known not only for its gaze into the future of cinema, but also its steadfast commitment to reviving the cinema of the past in fresh contexts. For Locarno, the past is part of a continuous present. The Festival’s Retrospective, the section Histoire(s) du cinéma and the program Cinéma suisse redécouvert, world famous for their ability to stimulate long lasting artistic and cultural conv...
 

 

 

IllumiNative, The Black List, Sundance Institute Announce The Second Indigenous Screenwriting List

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  Today, IllumiNative, The Black List, and the Sundance Institute announced the eight finalists of The Indigenous List. These Indigenous screenwriters represent the best and most promising Native creatives in the film and television industry.  The Indigenous List was launched in 2020 to provide a platform for Indigenous writers to showcase their scripts, create additional pathways and opportunities within the industry, and support the development of the next generation of screenw...
 

 

 

COVID-19 GROUND ZERO Review: Dances with films festival 2022

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    With: director Mustafa Ozgun, producer/writer/actress Laura Weissbecker, actor Brandon Sutton (“Jimmy”), composers Marco Velerio Antonini and Elena Maro     The covid pandemic has been the center subject and concern of so many movies that one could wonder why we would need one more exploration of this nightmare we are still part of. Well, this is assuming you have not seen, just yet, the romantic and eye tearing picture from Mustafa Ozgun and also pro...
 

 

 

ATxSG 2022, 01: Covid effects result in lower participation, media gets the axe

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ATxSG 2022, 01: Covid effects result in lower participation, media gets the axe It was where it began, for me. The location this year was neither the top-of-the-line Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre nor the centrally located Suntec City. AsiaTechxSingapore (ATxSG), the new avatar of CommunicAsia, moved back to Singapore Expo, where I had first visited it, some 25 years ago. Though a standard exhibition and conference venue, it just cannot compare with Marina Bay Sands. As an add-on, rooms i...
 

 

 

Dances With Films Review: Coffined at 15 | Reviews by Rachael

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By Rachael Fisher “Afghanistan – one of the most dangerous places for women today.” – filmmaker Gayatri Kumar Gayatri Kumar attends Opening Night of Dances With Films Words cannot begin to describe the torture or torment these girls are put through at such a young age. Filmmaker Gayatri Kumar captures the fear, horror and pain the Taliban has caused to not just one, but several families all at once in only a few minutes.    Coffined At 15 - Off...
 

 

 

Trailer launch of Om, The Battle Within: One man, three wars

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Trailer launch of Om, The Battle Within: One man, three wars Choreographer-director Ahmed Khan, who is adept at directing action as well, takes on the twin roles of co-producer and action designer, in the upcoming movie Om: The Battle Within, the trailer of which was released yesterday at the Juhu PVR multiplex. Present on the occasion were Khan himself, his better half Shaira Khan (co-producer), Shariq Patel (of Zee Studios, which is a co-producer as well as the worldwide distributor of the ...

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Films of Purpose find a voice for a decade during 75th Cannes Film Festival with United Nations supported NGO

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For a decade the Queen Consort of Eti-Oni the oldest cocoa plantation in Nigeria, Her Royal Majesty Queen Angelique-Monet has supported films of purpose, and worked towards providing a platform for the unheard and unseen voices at Cannes Film Festival with her Non Governmental Organization New Generation In Action (NGIA) and main initiative Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative (AFIWPI), which is a United Nations supported organization in "Consultative Status,"...
 

 

 

The Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare will be given to Indian filmmaker Gitanjali Rao,

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The Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare will be given to Indian filmmaker Gitanjali Rao, director of Bombay Rose (2019). The ceremony on the Piazza Grande on Monday, August 8, 2022 will be accompanied by a screening of her short film Printed Rainbow (2006).   The L...
 

 

 

Academy key dates for the 2022 Oscar® season

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced the 95th Oscars® will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.  The show will air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. Academy key dates for the 2022 Oscar® season are as follows:  General entry categories submission deadline  Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Governors Awards ...

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 ...
 
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Medium Spicy, Review: Only medium, not spicy

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Medium Spicy, Review: Only medium, not spicy This had to be a new take on love. In its promotion, the makers of the film Medium Spicy (in Marathi language) quoted from William Shakespeare’s all-time love classic, Romeo and Juliet, “Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake – it is everything except what it is!” – Act 1 Scene 1. The movie begins with a reunion party of former catering college students, where liquor ...
 

 

 

Bhirkit, Review: Two deaths, one funeral, one election and three greedy inheritors

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Bhirkit, Review: Two deaths, one funeral, one election and three greedy inheritors Bhirkit (Marathi for ‘greed’, an approximate translation), has its heart in the right place. It deals with a subject with which millions of Indians will identify, both city-dwellers and villagers. The team gets the setting, the casting and the milieu right. The emotions are palpable and real. And yet, the film fails to knit all these elements together into a tight narrative. Inspired by his own memo...
 

 

 

ATxSG 2022, 01: Covid effects result in lower participation, media gets the axe

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ATxSG 2022, 01: Covid effects result in lower participation, media gets the axe It was where it began, for me. The location this year was neither the top-of-the-line Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre nor the centrally located Suntec City. AsiaTechxSingapore (ATxSG), the new avatar of CommunicAsia, moved back to Singapore Expo, where I had first visited it, some 25 years ago. Though a standard exhibition and conference venue, it just cannot compare with Marina Bay Sands. As an add-on, rooms i...
 

 

 

Trailer launch of Om, The Battle Within: One man, three wars

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Trailer launch of Om, The Battle Within: One man, three wars Choreographer-director Ahmed Khan, who is adept at directing action as well, takes on the twin roles of co-producer and action designer, in the upcoming movie Om: The Battle Within, the trailer of which was released yesterday at the Juhu PVR multiplex. Present on the occasion were Khan himself, his better half Shaira Khan (co-producer), Shariq Patel (of Zee Studios, which is a co-producer as well as the worldwide distributor of the ...
 

 

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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...

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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 ...
 

Véronique Cayla et Patrick Sobelman: la nouvelle gouvernance la Présidence de l'Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma

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  Ce vendredi 8 avril 2022, l’Assemblée Générale a procédé à l’élection de Véronique Cayla et Patrick Sobelman à la Présidence et Vice-Présidence de l’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, pour un mandat de deux ans.     Le nouveau binôme élu remercie chaleureusement l’ensemble des membres pour la confiance qu'ils viennent de lui accorder. ...
 
 

La découverte de la réalisatrice bulgare Binka Zhelyazkova et les 4 expositions du Fema

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  Le Festival La Rochelle Cinéma est heureux de faire découvrir l'œuvre de Binka Zhelyazkova, cinéaste bulgare dont nous proposons la première rétrospective en France. Binka Zhelyazkova a tourné son premier film dès 1957 et, sur ses 9 réalisations, 4 ont été censurées dans son propre pays. Il était grand temps de faire connaître son œuvre avant-gardiste et engagé...
 

 

SÉRIE SERIES dévoile le programme complet de l’édition 2022 du festival

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Depuis plus de dix ans, SÉRIE SERIES, est un espace de découvertes et d’échanges, une plateforme de rencontres pour les professionnels du secteur, un révélateur de talents et un événement tourné vers le public qui peut ainsi découvrir des séries à venir avec l’opportunité de rencontrer les équipes, découvrir les étapes de création et mieux en comprendre les ressorts. &nb...
 

 

La 4e édition du festival de cinéma Branche & Ciné aura lieu du 29 juin au 9 juillet 2022

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FESTIVAL BRANCHE & CINÉ FILMS EN FORÊT : UNE EXPÉRIENCE DE CINÉMA La 4e édition du festival de cinéma Branche & Ciné aura lieu du 29 juin au 9 juillet 2022. Retrouvez cette année 22 projections nocturnes en plein air dans les forêts des Hauts-de-France, d'Île-de-France et de Normandie.  LES ANIMAUX FANTASTIQUES La 4e édition du festival explore cette année le thème des créature...
 

 

Les Traversées Tatihou : Le festival des grandes marées réjouit la Normandie

 
Un festival exceptionnel en lien avec les marées   LA MER, LA NATURE, LA DANSE, LE CINÉMA ET LA MUSIQUE… Laissez-vous porter au gré des sons et des flots   D'une marée à l'autre, la 28ème édition des Traversées Tatihou se déroule du 11 au 16 août 2022, pour voguer en couleurs et en musique ! Un festival iodé en lien avec la mer et la nature : concerts, ...
 

 

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