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The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival reveals its selection of films that address unique topics

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) just announced Red Sea: New Vision, the program strand designed to provide a platform for projects that demonstrate a fresh cinematic vision, and have revealed the selection of films that will be screened at the upcoming second edition of the Festival. A new program strand for the second edition, Red Sea: New Vision celebrates films th...


The Better World Fund presents: Climate and Sustainable Living during RSIFF second edition

For the first time in Saudi Arabia, the Better World Fund (BWF), a Paris-based non-profit organization raising awareness on critical global issues, will host a big event on “Climate, and Sustainable Living” during the Red Sea International Film Festival that will take place from 1 to 10 December in Jeddah, KSA.   The conference that will be held on December 6th and 7th at Jeddah Hilton and Hayy Jameel respectively invites people to a series of high-level events to discus...


15 films to compete for the The Red Sea Competition at RedSeaIFF

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), has today announced the 15-strong lineup of films set to compete in the Red Sea Competition at the second edition of the Festival. The selection of films celebrates the very best in filmmaking from both established and emerging filmmakers from the Arab region, Asia and Africa. The exceptional lineup of films will compete for the Yusr Awards, launched to recognize and celebrate boldness and innovation in film. The films will be judged by a jur...



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IFFI 53, 2022, 05: Lata Mangeshkar, one of a kind

IFFI 53, 2022, 05: Lata Mangeshkar, one of a kind The 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India is paying homage to Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in Mumbai in February this year, aged 92. While the veteran singer’s soulful songs are one too many, thousands, to be sure, each excelling her own huge contribution to Indian cinema and culture, the festival has chosen Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1973 musical drama film Abhimaan, to pay tribute to the superlativ...


She Said, Review: One Movie Magnate, 82 Female Victims

She Said, Review: One Movie Magnate, 82 Female Victims An Agatha Christie detective movie, released in 1961 was titled Murder She Said. In 2022, it is not murder she said, but another heinous crime, and the ‘she’ is not one woman but 82 victims of a movie bigwig in Hollywood (actually Indiewood). Unlike the fiction film of yore, this film is based on solid fact, as chronicled by the best-seller book, She Said, and borne out by the Me Too movement worldwide, with minimum fictionali...


IFFI 53, 2022, 04: Makes history with first feature film to have only indigenous cast

IFFI 53, 2022, 04: Makes history with first feature film to have only indigenous cast  She rises from the ashes, to fearlessly proclaim the exclusive right she has over her body and the decisions involving it. Dhabari Quruvi is an elevating story of girls belonging to a tribal community in Kerala, and is the first film in the history of Indian cinema to star only people from indigenous communities. Directed by National Award-winning film-maker Priyanandan, the film also has the distin...


IFFI 53, 2022, 03: Mexican salsa on the menu

IFFI 53, 2022, 03: Mexican salsa on the menu Mexico is a country known for its vibrant culture and colourful history. Recently, another addition to the country’s ever growing cultural heritage is its cinema. Legends such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Carlos Reygadas, have produced world class films and won international critical acclaim. The 53rd IFFI also celebrates Mexico and its cinema with the screening of 7 M...


IFFI Goa 53, 2022, 2: Austrian film Alma and Oskar to open fest

IFFI Goa 53, 2022, 2: Austrian film Alma and Oskar to open fest Austrian film Alma and Oskar will be the Opening film at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held in Panaji, Goa, from November 20 to November 28. The passionate and tumultuous relationship between the Viennese society Grand Dame Alma Mahler (1879-1964) and Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) is the subject of this biopic. Directed by Dieter Berner, the film has a runtime of 110 minutes. Oskar Kok...


IFFI 53, 2022, 01: FTII, NFDC and ESG to offer free courses to persons with disabilities

IFFI 53, 2022, 01: FTII, NFDC and ESG to offer free courses to persons with disabilities Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, under its Centre for Open Learning (CFOL) initiative, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) have announced two free courses for persons with disabilities as part of the 53rd edition of International Film Festival of India, scheduled to be held from November 20 to 28, in Panaji, Goa. A basic course in smartph...



The 56th WorldFest Call for Entries for 2023...

This could be your film at the 56th WorldFest-Houston! The 56th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival is now officially open for entries! WorldFest offers competition for Shorts, Documentaries, Feature Films, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on the Silver Screens of the wonderful Memorial City Cinemark Theatres, with over 1,000 international filmmakers attending the  International Film Festival! EarlyBird Deadline is Nov 1...


44th Festival des 3 Continents kicked off today

44TH EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS   The Festival – dedicated to films from Africa, Latin America, and Asia – will be held in Nantes and in partner cinemas throughout the Loire-Atlantique region from November 18 to 27, 2022.   Driven by the conviction that cinematic experience is also one of sharing, Artistic Director Jérôme Baron and the Festival team are delighted to welcome audiences in person once again:   “We hope that th...


The 20th Universe Multicultural Film Festivalnow call for entries from all over the world!

As a leading international film festival brand for ethnic films as well known in the film and television industry, Universe Multicultural Film Festival in the United States will be held from March 31 to April 2, 2023 in the South of Hollywood at Palos Verdes Peninsula. Adjacent to Hollywood, the heart of the global film industry, Universe Multicultural Film Festival is based on the beautiful Southern California coast and welcomes everyone from all over the world with the famous California suns...


Unveiling the 2023 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Campaign Artwork

  We are thrilled to unveil the official artwork for the 23rd annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, returning to theaters February 8-21. The vibrant design was conceived by Atlanta illustrator Sarah Neuburger, who was inspired by the work of Ukrainian-born, Jewish artist Sonia Delauney-Terk, the first-ever woman to have a retrospective at the Louvre Museum during her lifetime.   About the Design   ...


Cairo International Filmfestival - Launching the Events of the Ninth Edition of Cairo Film Forum

The events of the ninth edition of the Cairo Film Forum, which encompasses 135 authentic and promising projects throughout the Arab world kicked off today, within the proceedings of the 44th edition of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). Today, 5 films were presented among the works taking part in the ninth edition of the Cairo Film Forum, in the presence of the Forum’s director, Linda BilKhairia at “Sofitel” hotel. The films which were presented during the events of ...



ANNECY 2023 Calls for Projects: Submissions are Open!

Festival 12th-17th June 2023 Mifa 13th-16th June 2023   ­ Do you have an animation film project in its conceptual stage or early development stage? Authors, with or without producers, prepare your application and submit it as soon as possible to the 2023 Mifa Pitches, which will enable you to present your projects to an audience of animation professionals. Bring your animation projects to life!     ­ ­ The selected directors will have a...


FMX is back: Next hybrid edition set for April 2023

       FMX 2023 Film & Media Exchange On Site April 25-27, 2023            Online April 28, 2023  Following its success in 2022, FMX - Film & Media Exchange will host another hybrid edition next year. From April 25 to 27, 2023, FMX will present its top-class program on site at Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart. On April 28, FMX will once again offer an exclusive online day with numerous presentations from around the globe....


Animaze PoP Up Cinéma presents the 9th Montreal International Film Animation Film Festival 18-20 November

  ANIMAZE Festival international du film d'animation de Montréal:Cinéma éphémère - projections - panels réseautage, Live music party! danse musiciens en direct DJ's VJ's. International animated films with filmmakers + producers present Animaze Pop up cinema - panels - networking, DJ's VJ’s cartoons live music dancing bar. Festiv...


9th Montreal International Film Animation Film Festival Line-UP
  ANIMAZE Festival international du film d'animation de Montréal:Cinéma éphémère - projections - panels réseautage, Live music party! danse musiciens en direct DJ's VJ's. International animated films with filmmakers + producers present Animaze Pop up cinema - panels - networking, DJ's VJ’s cartoons live music dancing bar. F...


44th Cairo International Film Festival Celebrating Honorees and Lebleba’s Birthday at the opening

A short while ago, the opening ceremony of the 44th edition of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) has ended, in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Culture, Dr. Nevine Al-Kilani, CIFF’s chairman, Hussein Fahmy, CIFF’s director, Amir Ramses, and a huge number of stars, filmmakers, and media professionals at the Main Hall of Cairo Opera House. A glimpse of the opening ceremony:     Initially, artist Hussein Fahmy expressed his gladness to become the Pres...



Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unleashes its 2022 Rebels with a Cause

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces the line-up for Rebels with a Cause, an international competition programme screening 11 feature films, alongside a short films competition that includes 13 entries this year, split across two programmes. The features line-up includes six world premieres and five international premieres, with the Rebels with their Shorts collection also including four world-premiering shorts. Three features will screen out of competition. Rebels wit...


PÖFF26 reveals its full programme, juries and first Lifetime Achievement award

This year, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will screen 232 features and 230 short films from 75 countries. As of today, the full PÖFF program is public and ticket sales have begun. In total, the festival, which opens on November 11, has five competition and 13 special programs featuring 78 world and 48 international premieres - a new record. For the first time, a new competition program Critics' Picks is planned - covering the most recent trends in film a...
17th Cyprus International Film Festival November 12-19, Nicosia   The Cyprus International Film Festival returns for the 17th consecutive year with screenings and parallel events in selected venues such as the Cine Studio in Nicosia the week of November 12-16.   The Festival collaborates with the Cyprus branch of the international organization "Women in Film  and Television" at the Cultural Center  of Palouriotissa's Old Market in Nicosia from Nove...

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Interview with Mexican Writer, Director Producer Alex Kahuam for "FAILURE!" @ AFM 2022

Alex Kahuam is an award winning director/writer/producer who has been nominated at the top genre film festivals in the world such as: SITGES, LONDON FRIGHTFEST, BIFFF-Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival and many more. He is the first Mexican director in the history of cinema to have accomplished making a feature film in one long take with no cuts in the US. His style has caught the attention of many film festivals, critics and audiences around the world for the use of lo...

5th Annual “Production Without Borders” Showcase – A Global Success, featuring Cannes Jury Prize Winning Producer Eileen Tasca

On the afternoon of November 6, 2002,  Gotham Chandna, founder, Cloud 21 International ( and Nicole Goesseringer Muj, founder, Kultura PR International ( presented the fifth annual Production Without Borders Showcase, a special event held each year during the American Film Market. The by-invitation-only, hourlong panel, held at Threshold Entertainment Studios in Santa Monica, featured a lively discussion, moderated by&n...



VIDEO: an introduction to the Israel Film Festival by its founder Meir Fenigstein

Bruno Chatelin met with the founder of the Israel Film Festival: Meir Fenigstein, the 35th edition was held in May because of the pandemics, and the next one is scheduled to  return to its november usual slot.Meir tells us a bit about the history of the festival.     Watch the trailer for the previous edition!     ...


VIDEO: EFM director Dennis Ruh introducing the market in Berlin for audience

Dennis took some time of his busy AFM - in person schedule to introduce EFM and give a helpfull highlights for filmmakers newcommers in Berlin. More timely news on the futures evolution and changes in the Market in the coming weeks... Dennis Ruh has been director of the European Film Market since 2020. He studied cultural sciences, audiovisual communication, social science and history in Bremen, Germany and Valencia, Spain. During his studies, he began working for the O...


VIDEO: John Fessler Founder 'Across the Globe Film Festival'

Celebrating Filmmakers Across the Globe Film Festival is an international independent film festival co founded by John Fessler, located in New York City. The mission of AGFF is to showcase the filmmakers of tomorrow and to celebrate creativity, diversity, and independence in the art of cinema. AGFF is therefore a monthly film festival with annual screenings of the winners throughout the year. Bruno Chatelin sat down with John to exchange about this new festival.   Meet t...


VIDEO Susan Gorrell Founder of Julien Dubuque Fest in Iowa

In the beginning, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival was an idea, born on the banks of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. Today, it is internationally recognized as an indie film festival with a keen eye for tomorrow’s talent. Make plans to attend the 12th annual film festival April 26-30, 2023. Susan Gorrell, Executive Director PO Box 735, Dubuque, IA 52004-0735 | Call for ent...


VIDEO: in conversation with EVA RUIZ DE CHÁVEZ GuadaLAjara Film Festival - GLAFF

FICG in LA transforms itself and becomes GuadaLAjara Film Festival in honor of the two cities that have seen it grow. The festival’s mission is to show the best of Latin cinema and it’s creators, in order to cultivate relationships for a borderless industry. We are seeking to become the bridge that maintains the heritage’s roots and customs from each of the nations involved. Cinema has been a faithful ally and a close witness. It helps us unify and preserve our history and iden...


...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... 




French Film Festival UK adds Saint Omer to its 30th anniversary programme

French Film Festival UK is proud to announce the addition of Alice Diop’s stunning feature debut, Saint Omer to its 30th anniversary programme   Saint Omer marks the documentarian’s first narrative film and has since received the Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival and been selected as France’s contender for the 2023 Oscars Best International Feature Film French Film Festival UK is delighted to announce the addition of Alice Diop’s narra...


Silent House - Mirror of Iranian Society in IDFA International Competition; Directors Banned from Leaving Iran to Attend the Eve

The documentary film Silent House, a mirror of the Iranian society, co-directed by Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian, will get a screening in the International competition category of the 35th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in the Netherlands, though the directors have been banned from leaving Iran to attend this prestigious cinematic event. The documentary film Silent House co-directed by Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian and edited by Hayedeh Safiyari is a joint ...



Cartoon Business 2022 kicked off

    CARTOON BUSINESS GRAN CANARIA: FIND­ING TOGETH­ER THE BEST GROWTH MOD­ELS FOR AND WITH ANIMATION CARTOON international association’s annual calendar comes to an end with Cartoon Business, a top seminar on new emerging business models in the European animation industry. The event will be held on 15-17 November on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain) with the participation of some 120 animation producers and professionals from all over Europe. With...


TV Beats Co-Financing Market Presents Eight Fresh Series Projects in Tallinn

  TV Beats Forum, the drama-series-oriented strand of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event presents eight new series projects as part of the TV Beats co-financing market. For the second time, TV Beats Forum presents series projects with international sales and distribution potential development. The presenters will have the opportunity to organise meetings with financiers, partners and broadcasters. Jevgeni Supin, the TV Beats Co-Financing Market Manager commented that the co-financing ma...


Santa Barbara Fest Honoring CATE BLANCHETT with Outstanding Performer of the Year Award

Outstanding Performer of the Year Award Honoring ...


Nominees of the European Film Awards 2022

The European Film Academy revealed the nominees of the main categories of the 35th European Film Awards. The award ceremony takes place on 10 December in Reykjavík and will celebrate the best of European Film culture.   For the first time the Academy announces the nominations in a video presenting all nominated productions and protagonists. Please find the video here.   These are the nominations:   European Film: ALCARRÀS direct...


BKK short Doc 2022 - International short Documentary Awards Official Selection Announcement

BKK short Doc - International Short Documentary Award is thrilled to announce the nominees to the BKK short DOC 2022 Official Selection. Full details: Best Short Documentary 1.The Children of the Wandering Moon/ Thailand 2.MEMORIA/ Spain 3.Waimai (Takeaway)/ Spain 4.Weekly News Report Women in Afghanistan/ Hong Kong 5.Cest La Vie: Life with ALS/ China 6.The Boys Club/ Malaysia 7.HER - Women in Asia/ Germany 8.Let There Be Lig...


Award Winners of the 32. FilmFestival Cottbus

  SAFE PLACE convinces at the 32nd FilmFestival Cottbus Juraj Lerotić wins the main prize for the best film in the Feature Film Competition of the 32nd FilmFestival Cottbus. This means that the Croatian-Slovenian production SAFE PLACE is awarded the prize of 25,000 EUR. SAFE PLACE describes the desperate search for the right behavior after a family member has tried to commit suicide. The feature film debut convinces the International Festival Jury and wins the main prize "for the...


Worldfest Houston 56 
April 25-30, 2023


Early bird discount deadline  November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!

You may enter Online via our entry platform -, or via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 56th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!


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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards honors content in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Embracing all aspects of the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today's global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers by recognizing innovators in our 14 Category Groups: News Programs, News Reports/Features, Sports Programs, Documentary, Entertainment Programs, Entertainment Specials, Program Crafts, Promotions/Station IDs & Opens, Promo/ID & Open Crafts, Streaming, Student, Films, Corporate Image, and Film Crafts.

Accepting entries for the 2023 competition since September 7th 2022. If you need additional assistance or have any questions about our categories, please contact Rose Anderson at




World Trailer Awards 
25 February 2023 


Honouring the world's best creatives, marketing the world's best entertainment.
Entries are open, the venue is booked and we are excited to be well into the preparations for 2023.

International Awards Program with International Judging Jury:

The work you submit is going to be seen by hundreds of judges. All are senior executives from production companies, distributors, broadcasters, streamers, advertising agencies and film, television and gaming studios.

32 Categories for Best Trailer, Best Audio Trailer, Best Poster, Best Motion Poster, Best Story, Best Experiential Marketing, Best Online Advertising, Best Outdoor Advertising, Best Print Advertising.

World Trailer Awards Regional Winners are announced and celebrated in early February 2023.

Winners for the World Trailer Awards 2023 will be announced on 25 February 2023 at Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. The high profile awards event is attended by industry guests, entrants and judges. This is followed by a by a virtual broadcast on 26 February on

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Julien Dubuque Film Festival
April 26 – 30, 2023


Regular Deadline: December 12, 2022 

RANKED AGAIN IN 2022 AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE SUBMISSION FEE BY MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TOP REVIEWED ON FilmFreeway, JDIFF is known for its networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and is truly geared for the best experience!

Dubuque, Iowa, located right alongside the Mississippi River, is a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds.


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The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
April 18 – 22, 2023

November 11, 2022 Regular Deadline
Submission Deadlines for MBIFF 18
October 7, 2022 /  Earlybird Deadline
November 11, 2022 /  Regular Deadline
December 9, 2022 /  Late Deadline
December 31, 2022 /  Extended Deadline

The MBIFF is a World Class Event.
Submissions end December 31,  2022, submit through, or through the festivals website, myrtlebeachfilmfestival.comThe Myrtle Beach International Film Festival has been awarded several prestigious awards including one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine and has become a favorite of many filmmakers and film enthusiast!

The MBIFF 18 will take place April 18 - 22 2023.
What sets the MBIFF apart from other festivals is our commitment to the true spirit of film. Once you are here, you are family.
Our judging panel includes judges from all walks of life, why? As with any subjective judging, it is important to have a broad spectrum of perspectives. Many film festivals house only filmmakers as judges, which can lead to niche judging which we feel is unfair to filmmakers, especially if you do not fall inside their niche. Your film receives the fair and honest treatment it deserves. By including other perspectives from different walks of life it creates a balanced judging platform, which we believe is why we have been touted as having one of the best film line ups in the World. We believe that your project receives a more overall perspective grading as to whether it entertains or informs a wider viewing audience rather than that of only an entire panel of film makers. Not to worry, we do have several film professional on board as judges!
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by politics.
The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology.
We look forward to viewing your film /project!

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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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Fantasporto´2023 | 43rd Porto International Film Festival calling for entries





Fantasporto´2023 | 43rd Porto International Film Festival reminds you that the entries for the next edition of this festival are open, and will close on December 31st, for all sections.

The 43rd edition of the event will be from February 24t till March 5th at Batalha – Centro de Cinema. To submit a film please send to the link and password (in Vimeo) of the film to be seen by the selection committee, and the entry form that you will find at FESTIVAL 2023 on The link must be open till March 5th. The selected films will be announced by the end of January.2023.

Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World.

A World Heritage City by UNESCO, Porto was considered twice Europe’s Best Touristic Destination, another factor adding interest for guests and the press. Founded, in 1981, by Beatriz Pacheco Pereira and Mário Dorminsky, the fest goes now with the same founders and directors, for its 43rd consecutive edition and has the support of the Portuguese State and Porto Townhall.

Please check the Regulations on the site before sending your submissions.


Features: The films must be produced in 2022.

Shorts (only fantasy films competition) till 15 minutes produced in 2022;

             To participate in the festival, films must be first screenings in Portugal (for all sections).

             Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.











'Tales of Babylon' to screen at Berlin, first look of the feature film available for sneak-peek



First look at "Tales of Babylon" by Pelayo De Lario
Synopsis:  In this ultra-hip crime thriller, X and Y are two hitmen which storyline is interwoven with other two hitmen: Mother Nature and The Professional. The lives of these hitmen, a bartender, a kid, her brother, and their gangster leader grandfather intertwine in these wild tales of violence, family and redemption.  In this tale of family, crime, and violence in London, the Modern day Babylon....
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ECO VILLAGE by Phoebe Nir
First Feature Film by Phoebe Nir (USA: 81 minutes November 2022)

When Robin hitch-hikes to an eco village she read about online, she is seduced by a highly musical parallel universe, in which wholesome earth skills blend vertiginously with Bacchanalia and Sadomasochism.


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ABSOLUTION by Lauren Spohn

Short film by Lauren Spohn (UK: 6 minutes 24 seconds 2022)

Labelled BEST FOR FESTS by curator Bruno Chatelin former head of Fox and Sony in France, founder and editor


"I am in a dark forest and something is chasing after me,  some sort of creature that reeks fire or something: one part of me wants to run but I cannot move my legs? I am totally paralysed..." 

"One last thing"he said : "it's not your fault !"


A man sees his psychiatrist for help with a difficult hidden family secret. The conversation takes a sinister turn as the psychiatrist pushes deeper into the man’s past. All is not what it seems: 

Can he take the tension, will you?

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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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