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Better World Fund Event During the Venice Film Festival La Mostra: Food, Health & Sustainability September 7 & 8

The Better World Fund is proud to feature another amazing program in Venice on the occasion of the International Venice Film Festival, La Mostra, on September 8th, 2022. We are pleased to collaborate with amazing artists, leaders, and corporates to support the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. We invite you to a series of high-level events to discuss the importance of the Food, Health & Sustainability, in this particular context that the world is currently facing. We will shar...


2022 Venice Immersive Selections Revealed 43 projects from 19 countries hosted in the Island of Lazzaretto Vecchio (Lido)

 32 worlds in the Worlds Gallery  May Abdalla (President), David Adler, Blanca Li are the members of the International Jury    The selection of projects for Venice Immersive, the XR - Extended Reality section of the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, is now complete. The official selection will return to  the Venice Immersive Island (island of Lazzaretto Vecchio), a short distance from the Lido di Venezia, for the first time sinc...


The LVMH eyewear expert and La Biennale di Venezia have signed a strategic three-year collaboration

Photo: courtesy of Thelios Thélios, the LVMH eyewear expert, is proud to announce their three-year collaboration with La Biennale di Venezia as a supporter of the Venice International Film Festival, becoming its official sponsor for eyewear starting this year. The luxury eyewear company founded in 2017, makes its official entry to the world of cinema, which has greatly contributed to make eyewear a fashionable accessory, thanks to iconic actresses and actors over the decades. &ldqu...


Venice International Film Critics' Week / Programme unveiled

The Venice Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC), now in its 37. edition, is the result of a tight teamwork that makes us proud and has always been the crowning achievement of the Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI). First of all, the selection committee headed by the general delegate Beatrice Fiorentino, who is joined by a new group: Enrico Azzano, Chiara Borroni, Ilaria Feole and Federico Pedroni. Their challenge, as always, is to draft a map of the cinema of the future by choosing...


A Lioness with classical grace to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Venice Film Festival

A Lioness with classical grace to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Venice Film Festival in the image of the official poster by Lorenzo Mattotti, also the author of the opening sequence   Italian illustrator and artist Lorenzo Mattotti is, for the fifth consecutive year, the author of the image for the official poster, and for the fourth year, of the opening sequence for the Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia.   The image chosen for the poster t...


Locarno75, we’re getting close!

  The Festival approaches and we cannot wait to welcome you all to Piazza Grande to celebrate this 75th edition! After two editions marked by the pandemic, this year the event will return to being in all respects what it has always been: an appointment open to all types of audiences, to which access is unrestricted, with hundreds of film premieres presented, and many opportunities to meet and rediscover the pleasure of sharing the seventh art.   ...


Locarno75: Innovation plays a leading role at the Festival

In its anniversary edition, the Locarno Film Festival will open up to the new languages of the contemporary, with a 24-hour live talk on new media on Twitch, through the works and reflections of artists such as Hito Steyerl and the Total Refusal collective, with a virtual reality proposal in collaboration with GIFF, and with the presentation in video essay form of the first results of the work done by USI Locarno Film Festival Professor for the Future of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts Kevin B....


Mumbai 10th Indian Cine Film Festival-2022 | Entries Open

Mumbai 10th Indian Cine Film Festival-2022, India Entries Open: Feature Films, Shorts films, Animation, Documentaries & Music Videos.   Submission deadline: 17 Aug 2022    To submit entry visit:   For Participation Email: ...


London Action Festival launches in Central London

Featuring a host of thrilling events, exclusive screenings, panels and workshops, the London Action Festival will bring together great filmmakers from around the world in a one-of-a-kind event. Ticketing and information at To claim 25% discount on your Thursday and Friday night tickets use BRING THE ACTION promo code at checkout.   Launch night on Thursday 28th sees the world’s best DIE HARD screening ever…(probably!) with Robert Davi (Agent Joh...


Line up announced for the 48th edition of Deauville Festival

  Ever since 1995, the year when the festival became a competition, it has been our ambition to showcase the best of American independent cinema. This edition’s filmmakers, many making their feature debuts, aspire to provide an artistic answer to questions posed by the world. Interrogating the future, their cameras examine childhood and youth with troubling and moving acuity, making a recurring theme out of the passage into adulthood. One might say these directors are ...


Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival will be in-person Saturday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 29,

    SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO IN-PERSON SCREENINGS OCT. 22–29    Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival will be in-person Saturday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.   Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the annual festival is filled with cinematic creativity from award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year, more than 63,000 people attend th...


Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival - the first Scotland-based festival of Eastern European cinema

We are delighted to announce the launch of Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival – the first Scotland-based festival dedicated exclusively to Eastern European cinema. The event will take place at the CCA Glasgow between 27 September and 1 October 2022, and online, at the streaming platform of our partner Klassiki, between 27 September and 11 October. Named after the practice of clandestine dissemination of censored and forbidden texts in communist states, Samizdat aims at giving the st...


HAIFA IFF goes to the Oscars !

The Haifa International Film Festival has been accepted into the exclusive roster of international film festivals, where the winner of the Short Film Competition is eligible to compete at the Academy Awards. From this year’s edition, the winner of the Best Israeli Independent Short Feature will be eligible to compete for the Best Short Film at the Academy Awards. The achievement is significant as the eligibility for consideration exempts the film from the Academy’s requirements of t...

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Julianne Moore President of the Venezia 79 International Jury

Julianne Moore will preside the Venezia 79 International Jury with members Mariano Cohn, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Audrey Diwan, Leila Hatami, Kazuo Ishiguro, Rodrigo Sorogoyen   American actress Julianne Moore will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31 – September 10, 2022), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards.   Academy Award (Still Al...


Film Festival Veteran Carl Spence Named Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) Artistic Director

  Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) has tapped Carl Spence as its new Artistic Director, assuming the role from Kevin W. McNeely, who will transition to Director Emeritus.   “The enthusiasm and passion of Kevin McNeely and Co-Director Ginny Krieger, along with the entire festival team, was infectious and reminded me of the early days of my festival film career,” said Spence. “I look forward to joining the team and continuing the traditi...


Maeya Culture Exchange group joins hands with His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche to Promote Tibetan Culture

On the evening of July 26th, Ms.Lynn Tang, Chairwoman of the Maeya Culture Exchange Group, and Ms.Libo Li, a senior ethnic theme film producer, were invited to attend a cultural dinner hosted by His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche was born in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. He was recognized as a holy child and began training as a lama from the age of four. Rinpoche attended the Buddhist University in Sarnath, India...


Sharon Stone Featured in Global Forum on Edutainment Presented by HFPA, World Bank, with Producer Michael Carbajal

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and the Narrating Behavior Change Program of the World Bank, in collaboration with former NASA producer Michael Carbajal, on July 27 presented the first in a series of Global Forums focused on the growth of edutainment programming around the world and the use of entertainment media with educational objectives. Actor/producer/activist Sharon Stone has joined the panel that includes Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead, World H...


Tribeca Film Festival 2022 - Interview with Mike Mintz & Irad Straus, Co-Directors of BOWERY ~ By Claire Varney

BOWERY is an intimate look into the lives of five homeless New Yorkers who live in the Bowery section of NYC.  Filming commenced in 2019. and continued through June 2020. Mintz and Straus reveal the personal struggles of living homeless on the street and facing incomparable challenges with crime, drug addiction, making an income, brutal weather and the ensuing COVID-19 outbreak.   The World Premiere of BOWERY took place in the Tribeca At Home festival section online on June 12th.&n...


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... 

"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           ...

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‘Anekumen’, the project by Irati Gorostidi closes the selection of projects chosen for the ECAM’s Start Me Up programme

‘Anekumen’, the project by Irati Gorostidi included in Ikusmira Berriak, closes the selection of projects chosen for the ECAM’s Start Me Up programme. The project, included in the latest edition of Ikusmira Berriak, is directed by Irati Gorostidi and produced by Claudia Salcedo de Apellaniz y de Sosa    Anekumen , the project directed by Irati Gorostidi and pro...


The Swimmers is TIFF 2022's Opening Night Gala film

Working Title and Netflix’s deeply moving film, directed and written by Sally El Hosaini and co-written by multi-award-winner Jack Thorne, follows the journey from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Swimmers will open the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, September 8.        Photo credit: Laura Radford/Netflix     ...


TIFF announces Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans as World Premiere screening

  TIFF is excited and honoured to announce that Steven Spielberg’s first ever appearance at the Festival will take place this September with the World Premiere of his new film, The Fabelmans, at the 47th edition of TIFF. A deeply personal portrait of 20th Century American childhood, The Fabelmans is a coming-of-age story about a young man’s discovery of a shattering family secret and an exploration of the power of movies to help us see the truth about each other and oursel...


Final Cut in Venice 10th edition (September 3rd – September 5th) The 8 work-in-progress films have been selected

  The eight work-in-progress films of the 10th edition of Final Cut in Venice have been selected. Final Cut in Venice is the project that has been providing since 2013 concrete support in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Final Cut in Venice is one of the projects launched by the Venice Production Bridge of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31st - September 10th, 2022), directed by Alberto Barbera and ...


Venice Production Bridge / Book Adaptation Rights Market

The 7th edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market (September 2 - September 4, 2022), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, will take place in-person at the Excelsior Hotel on the Lido di Venezia, during the forthcoming 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31st  – September 10th, 2022). The Book Adaptation Rights Market will offer 33 selected, international publishing houses and literary agencies a dedicated area within the Venice Production Bridge and the p...


Venice Production Bridge / Projects Selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market

The 9th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (September 2 - September 4, 2022), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, will take place during the forthcoming 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31st - September 10th, 2022) and will offer selected European and global projects the opportunity to close their international financing, through one-to-one meetings with international decision-makers. Photo Leone d'oro (Credits La Biennale di Venezia - foto ASAC) The 3...



Christie's charity sale of 60 Lots celebrating 60 years of James Bond

    Two-Part Official Charity Sale of 60 Lots Celebrating 60 years of James Bond Benefitting 45 Charities   Online sale 15 September until James Bond Day on 5 October   Live invitation only auction on 28 September, Christie’s London     “60th Anniversary logo” and related James Bond Indicia © 1962-2022 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. Please click on the logo to view the pre-sale trailer &nbs...


Beyond Borders to open with "Radiograph of A Family" (IDFA Awards 2020), by acclaimed director Firouzeh Khosro

 7th Castellorizo International Documentary Film Festival 2022 "Beyond Borders" "Where documentary meets History and Culture" (August 21- 28, 2022)   With an inspiring Opening Ceremony on August 21st, the 7th Castellorizo International Documentary Film Festival "Beyond Borders" will open its curtain, which will take place in Castellorizo during the last week of August, 21/08-28/08.   The opening film of this year'...


Excellence Award Davide Campari to Aaron Taylor-Johnson

The eclectic and talented British actor, who won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford, 2016), will receive the award on the evening of August 3 in the Piazza Grande, where he will also present the Locarno Film Festival's opening film Bullet Train, by David Leitch, a filmmaker who previously attended Locarno in 2017 with Atomic Blonde. Taylor-Johnson is known for roles as varied as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy&n...


See You Friday, Robinson by Mitra Farahani wins the Grand Prix of the 22nd New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław

The jury of the 22nd New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław awarded the Grand Prix and the 15,000 EUR prize to See You Friday, Robinson, directed by Mitra Farahani from Iran.   We prefer to let Jean-Luc Godard, one of the protagonists of this film, write the motivation for this award, so here it is a Godard quote that also sums up the qualities of See You Friday, Robinson: “Films were invented to look, tell, and study things. They were mainly a scientific tool fo...


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MISMFF 2022, 03: The 2021 five-member Jury, which makes way for the 2022 five

MISMFF 2022, 03: The 2021 five-member Jury, which makes way for the 2022 five An eminent five-member Jury judged the entries at the Mestia International Short & Mountain Film Festival (MISMFF) last year. As usual, judging is an onerous, albeit honourable, task. These were the five. You will meet the 2022 Jury in this column. Just wath this space. ...


Ek Villain Returns, Review: V for Villain, Q for Qiran

Ek Villain Returns, Review: V for Villain, Q for Qiran What do you call a serial killer? An Assistant Commissioner of Police, at a public forum, shows a picture of Rakesh Mahadkar, the serial killer in Ek Villain (2014), calls him “A “Villain,” as if Archimedes’ spirit has entered his body and he actually wanted to say “Eureka!” That does not mean that the new serial killer will get caught in the next few seconds. No way. It will be six months before he is ...


Vikrant Rona, Review: Ducking in 3D

Vikrant Rona, Review: Ducking in 3D Exotic, lush green locales and serial killing do not go together, but here they do. Vikrant Rona is the name of the protagonist (or is it?), the second part of which, ‘rona’, means ‘crying’ in Hindustani. The ‘n’ is pronounced more harshly in the film, so it is not exactly ‘rona’ but roȠa (approximation). The makers decided to retain this name from the original Kannada, although it could have easily been chan...


Trailer launch of Dobaaraa: EK and SK join hands with SK and AK in remake of Mirage

Trailer launch of Dobaaraa: EK and SK join hands with SK and AK in remake of Mirage K is a constant, and most of Ektaa R. Kapoor’s TV and film forays have had titles beginning with the letter k. As have the films of Rakesh Roshan. Exceptions prove the rule, and Dobaaraa is one such vehicle. The other ‘k’s in the picture are Sunir Kheterpal (co-producer) and Anurag Kashyap (the director). The trailer of Dobaaraa was dropped on 27 July at PVR Icon Multiplex, Citi Mall, Andheri...


MISMFF 2022, 02: Georgia’s rich film heritage and list of 2021 festival winners

MISMFF 2022, 02: Georgia’s rich film heritage and list of 2021 festival winners While the countdown has begun for the second Mestia International Short & Mountain Film Festival (MISMFF), some interesting facts about Georgia deserve mention. Documentary films have been made in Georgia since 1908, though the first feature was made in 1916. There was a period when 150 feature films and documentaries were shot a year, in a country of merely five million people. Indians were really exp...


Crash Course Trailer launch and Press Conference: Puppets on a chain

Crash Course Trailer launch and Press Conference: Puppets on a chain From ambitions, aspirations and rivalry, to forging everlasting friendships... the trailer of Amazon Prime Video’s new OTT show, Crash Course, was launched at the R.D. National College’s Hekandbai Hall, Bandra, Mumbai, on 24 July. Created by Manish Hariprasad and directed by Vijay Maurya, Crash Course is produced by Owlet Films. It is set in Kota, Rajasthan and explores the twists of student life, after leaving s...


MISMFF 2022, 01: Film fest returns to the Mysterious, Magical Mountains of Mestia, Georgia

MISMFF 2022, 01: Film fest returns to the Mysterious, Magical Mountains of Mestia, Georgia Confession: I had not heard about Mestia at all till I learnt about the Mestia International Short & Mountain Film Festival (MISMFF). And it is already in its second edition! So, where is Mestia? Mestia is a municipality, a ‘townlet’ in western Georgia, in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. Mestia, as well as the whole Svaneti, has a very old history. Distinguished by its amazing, beauti...


Branded in History, By Ramya Ramamurthy, a Hachette Publication: Review – Loads of Brands, Lots of History

Branded in History, By Ramya Ramamurthy, a Hachette Publication: Review – Loads of Brands, Lots of History While reading Branded in History, you often wonder how in heavens could she squeeze in so many brands, dates, statistics and quotes, in a mere 292 pages? That achievement lends itself to a text-book or thesis format, rather than a compilation of the highlights in the fields of brands and branding in pre-independence India, which she says she aims to chronicle. It eventually emerges...


14th NYC Independent Film Festival 
June 11-18, 2023)


August 31, 2022 Earlybird Deadline  

Home of the NYC Indie Awards the festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYCIndieFF screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYCIndieFF honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Covid Diaries, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

NYCIndieFF provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers NYCIndieFF is the place to be June 12 to June 19, 2022 This dates may move to accommodate any and all government regulations.

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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.


Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.



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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 ...

Découvrez les films de la compétition du 48ème Festival de Deauville

Depuis 1995, année où le festival est devenu compétitif, nous avons toujours eu l’ambition de présenter le meilleur du cinéma américain indépendant. Les cinéastes de cette édition, dont huit font leurs premiers films, ont à cœur de donner une réponse artistique aux questions que pose le monde. Interrogeant l’avenir, les filmeurs regardent l’enfance et la jeunesse avec une acuité troubl...

Le Jury du 48e Festival de Deauville

Le Jury Avec Arnaud Desplechin, président du jury, c’est l’amour du cinéma américain et du cinéma tout court que nous célébrons. Ainsi qu’un jury garant de l’excellence d’un futur palmarès… Pour décerner les prix, il sera entouré de personnalités remarquables, à commencer par un autre grand cinéphile, Jean Paul Civeyrac, poète philosophe du cinématog...


Le Jury de la Révélation du Festival de Deauville

Suivez l'actualité du festival   Le Jury de la Révélation   Si la compétition du Festival de Deauville fédère les enjeux artistiques de la manifestation, le Jury de la Révélation en dessine son avenir. Quelle plus belle mission que celle de lever le voile sur les talents de demain, ces inconnus qui seront les futurs grands cinéastes américains ? Six membres du jury se r&eacu...

FIFAV 2022, un avant-goût de la programmation



L'affiche du Festival FIFMA, 39ème édition, du 30 novembre au 4 décembre

FIFMA | 39ème édition | du 30 novembre au 4 décembre L'affiche du Festival 2022 La voici ! L'affiche de la 39ème édition du FIFMA révélée ce jour à la presse, et tout bientôt au grand public... Attendue chaque année avec impatience par tous les amoureux du Festival d'Autrans, prenons l'envol de l'édition 2022 avec ce visuel plein d'énergie et tout en mouvemen...


LFF2022: International feature and short films, special guests, but also exhibitions, music and meetings

  Lucca Film Festival – From 23 September to 2 October 2022 International feature and short films, special guests, but also exhibitions, music and meetings   An international selection of films, both feature-length films and short films, all in their national premieres – including ‘Tropic of Violence’, which marks Manuel Schapira’s directorial debut – will participate in the international competitions that ...


La 33e édition du Festival du court métrage d'humour de Meudon se déroulera du 5 au 9 octobre

P r é s e n t a t i o n Depuis plus de trois décennies, notre manifestation défend le court métrage et permet de découvrir de jeunes réalisateurs et des comédiens talentueux. De nouveaux projets s’initient chaque année grâce aux échanges et aux rencontres qui se font lors de ces cinq journées dédiées au film court. Enfin, nous avons réussi à nous démarquer et t...


Lancement de la 3ème édition du festival de ciné-débat Projection Transition

La 3ème édition du festival de ciné-débat Projection Transition se tiendra du 14 au 16 octobre 2022 dans trois grandes villes françaises : Paris, Nantes et Toulouse. Le festival en quelques mots Rattaché au groupe de réflexion The Shift Project, présidé par Jean-Marc Jancovici, Projection Transition sensibilise un public grandissant à l’urgence de la transition écologiqu...


Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch: Mounia Meddour Présidente du jury longs-métrages, l’Algérie pays invité

DU 06 AU 16 OCTOBRE 2022 Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch Du 6 au 16 octobre 2022 33e édition   PRÉSIDENTE DU JURY, PAYS INIVTÉ ET AFFICHE 2022   Organisée par la Cité sociale de Fameck en partenariat avec la Ligue de l’enseignement - FOL Moselle, l’édition 2022 du Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch (qui se tiendra du 6 au 16 octobre) proposera su...


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