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Looking for distribution of your 3D animations in MENA? : happy to introduce our Partner Barajoun Entertainment !

Discover a new world of growing business opportunities for your 3D animation feature films: we can help you find distribution in the Mena Region.   Trust us with a screener and your marketing assets so we can suggest the best plan.  Email Ayman Jamal - Barajoun CEO, and or Bruno Chatelin Festival Agent.   Meet us in Berlin and Cannes.   Introducing BARAJOUN ENTERTAINMENT   Barajoun means Marbles! Marble Balls were foun...


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Interview with director Rashad Frett director of the Sundance feature Ricky

Emmanuel Itier chatted with director Rashad Frett on his film Ricky in Sundance selection Rashad Frett is an award-winning Caribbean-American filmmaker based in New York City. He pursued the arts seriously after experiencing 9/11 as a combat medic in the U.S. Army. At that time, creating a positive social impact through the power of media became his passion. Frett is a recent MFA graduate of the NYU Tisch Graduate Film program. Ricky - Official Trailer from Rashad F. on Vimeo. ...


A Video look back at Sundance 2023: we have winners, and happy filmmakers on camera

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2023 ALL EYES ON INDEPENDENT Sundance and other Park City Festivals news.   #sundance @sundancefest CHECK OUR VIDEO GALLERY FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Contact us for advertising options coverage by James Nelson (Video Coverage), Claus Mueller, Emmanuel Itier and Bruno Chatelin      VIDEO Intervie...



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RIFF 09, 2023, 4: Life-time Achievement Award for Parikshat Sahni

RIFF 09, 2023, 4: Life-time Achievement Award for Parikshat Sahni The 9th Edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival(RIFF) 2023 will be held from 1st to 5th February in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Festival Director announced that the life-time achievement award will be given this year to lead actor and later character artiste, the eminent personality, Parikshat Sahni. Sahni is well-known to the earlier generation for TV shows like Barrister Vinod and Gul Gulshan Gulfaam. The latter was set ...


SCO Film Festival: India to host, festival begins tomorrow

SCO Film Festival: India to host, festival begins tomorrow In a first-of-its-kind event, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO)’s film festival opens tomorrow in Mumbai. This is part of the initiatives taken by India after assuming Presidency of SCO. A total of 55 films will be screened during the festival, at two venues: the Films Division Complex, Peddar Road, and Nehru Centre. Proceedings will be kicked-off at an inaugural function, to be held at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, Nat...


Pathaan, Review: Exploits and exploitation

Pathaan, Review: Exploits and exploitation Encyclopedia Brittanica defines a pathan thus: Pashtun, also spelled Pushtun or Pakhtun, Hindustani Pathan, Persian Afghan, ethnolinguistic group residing primarily in the region that lies between the Hindu Kush in northeastern Afghanistan and the northern stretch of the Indus River in Pakistan. The Pashtun constitute the largest ethnic group of the population of Afghanistan and bore the exclusive name of Afghan before that name came to denote any na...


Fantasporto 2023 reveals the complete line-up of the 43 rd edition

The official section FANTASTIC CINEMA, comes to us with a lineup with several World and International Premiers and the most diverse award-winning feature films at prestigious festivals.   Highlight forever strong representation of Japanese cinema, to the presence of a surprising Ukrainian film, from a Malaysian film, country for the first time present at the festival. Strong presence also of the extremely creative European Cinema, this year again with great product...


Fantasporto releases the poster for the 43rd edition



Mammoth Film Festival™ returns March 2-6, 2023

This year’s edition takes place March 2-6, 2023 and is one of the most highly anticipated destination festivals on the calendar for filmmakers and film lovers globally.    The winter festival has also become a go-to secret platform for film buyers looking for additional opportunities and options aside from Sundance and the Berlinale and before SXSW. Although some call it one of the most exclusive and “underground” festivals to attend, badges and tickets are open to ...


Miami Dade College announced today its lineup for the 2023 Miami Film Festival, taking place from March 3-12

  40th ANNIVERSARY MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP “Somewhere in Queens” and “The Lost King” to Open & Close 2023 Fest Celebrating a major milestone in its 40th anniversary, Miami Dade College (MDC)’s acclaimed Miami Film Festival will take place from March 3-12, 2023. The Festival will open with Somewhere in Queens, directed by comedian and actor Ray Romano, who will attend. The festival will close with The Lost King, directed by Stephen Frears...


SVFF will present an Encore Presentation of National Geographic Documentary Films’ Fire of Love.

SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL TO HOST PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND EVENTS AND ANNOUNCES STUDENT PASS   Events Include an Advance Screening of Season 3 of the Netflix Series “Outer Banks” and Encore Presentation of National Geographic Documentary Films’ Academy Award nominated “Fire of Love”   Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) announced today that it will host three events over President’s Day weekend, taking place February 19 and 20 at...


Nominees announced for the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2023

  Creo is delighted to announce the shortlist for the first edition of the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards. Established by Creo and sponsored by Sony as a major new annual awards program for short films, the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards set out to elevate original voices from around the globe with a fresh perspective on storytelling.   The inaugural competition ran from July 26 through December 13, 2022, drawing a huge response: over 4,000 films by more than 3,000 filmmakers in 1...



SVFF will present an Encore Presentation of National Geographic Documentary Films’ Fire of Love.

SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL TO HOST PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND EVENTS AND ANNOUNCES STUDENT PASS   Events Include an Advance Screening of Season 3 of the Netflix Series “Outer Banks” and Encore Presentation of National Geographic Documentary Films’ Academy Award nominated “Fire of Love”   Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) announced today that it will host three events over President’s Day weekend, taking place February 19 and 20 at...


Berlinale Series Market at Potsdamer Platz: Talks, Screenings and Showcases From All Over the World

The Ark The Berlinale Series Market (February 20-22, 2023) returns to Potsdamer Platz for its ninth edition. Buyers, creatives, industry experts and content traders can take advantage of the in-person, three-day programme in three EFM locations within walking distance: the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation (conference programme), CinemaxX (screenings and showcases), and Gropius Bau (industry panels). The programme...



Co-Pro Series 2023: Ten Selected Series in Berlin Pitch Event and Searching for Partners

  Series Pitch 2020 On 21 and 22 February, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will be dedicated to Co-Pro Series: producers, editors, distributors and other series financiers will take part in the industry's highly renowned pitch event, which will take place this time at CinemaxX on Potsdamer Platz. This time around, ten top-quality series projects from Europe, Argentina and Canada are looking for suitable co-producers, distribution ...

Berlinale Series starts with The Swarm an ZDF eco-thriller

  Based on the bestseller by Frank Schatzing, The Swarm, a Zdf series, with an international co-production, will open at Berlinale on February 19th. A very scary eco-thriller, directed By Barbara Eder, Luke Watson and Philip Stotzl that shows an international group of scientists doing research on a mysterious ocean phenomena that can become a global threat.  Whales sink boats, shellfish poison a coastal town. Nature seems to be taking its revenge. Three episodes (out of competition)...


Waiting for John Malkovich and other premières at Berlinale

It’s going to be a special world première at Berlinale: Seneca-On the Creation of Earthquakes, by German director Robert Schwentke (The Captain, 2018), in collaboration with John Malkovich in the role of the Roman philosopher and an impressive international cast (with a wonderful Geraldine Chaplin). Watch the amazing teaser: Around the year 65 AD, Seneca, Nero’s teacher suddenly falls into disgrace and is accused of conspiring for the emperor’s death and ha...


Absolution selections on the festival circuit

The Accolade Global Film Competition November 2022  first selectioon and first win for Absolution by Laurene Spohn     Chandler International Film Festival January 21 – 29, 2023 The Chandler International Film Festival is a diversified and pioneering film festival located in Chandler, Arizona. CIFF is going to screen over 120 films from more than 35 countries! Our 9-day (January 21-29, 2023) festival will include Red Carpet, Opening Cer...



Silard Somorjay ; Pure Passion ' 纯粹的激 '(Music Video)

Silard Somorjay ; Pure Passion ' 纯粹的激 '(Music Video) The movie is completed. It showcases a very special combination of a Silard Mediterranean home with his Corvette C8 supercar. That is a true passion. In addition to the wonderful songs and performances, which is take place in the very spiritual "Grand Canyon". This is a unique work. Has been a huge success on the Internet! Congratulations! (Universal production Timothy Zhao Singapore.

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6 people on the watch at Chandler International Film Festival

  Talented filmmakers and actors will come to the Chandler International Film Festival the weekend of January 21-29, but there are 6 people to be on the lookout for. Don’t get star struck if you come across any of them walking around Downtown Chandler: 1) ROB SCHNEIDER Rob Schneider is a famous Hollywood actor, comedian and screenwriter. He has thrilled audiences all over the world with his hilarious roles in feature films including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1...

New team onboard the ninth Stockfish Festival (March 23rd - April 2nd 2023)

  NEW STOCKFISH 2023 - ICELAND “An industry and film realm for all.” Stockfish festival is a non-profit organisation, funded by the professional societies of filmmakers in Iceland, with a focus on establishing meaningful connections to implement and benefit cross-border collaborations between the Icelandic and International film industries.   The ninth Stockfish Festival will be held from March 23rd - April 2nd 2023. NEW BOARD AND NEW CREW With Hrönn Kristins...

Interview with director Josh Polon for his doc Legend of the Mexman

THE LEGEND OF MEXMAN is an extraordinary Documentary about Obsession, Filmmaking and Mental Health Struggles Emmanuel Itier in conversation with director Josh Polon:   Q: What was the inspiration and what was the ambition?   Josh: German Alonso was truly an inspiration for this film. He has such a creative light within him. He is a fascinating character. He is constantly working with his mind and with his hands. We met in 2008 and then he invited me to his art stud...




Nominees announced for the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2023

  Creo is delighted to announce the shortlist for the first edition of the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards. Established by Creo and sponsored by Sony as a major new annual awards program for short films, the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards set out to elevate original voices from around the globe with a fresh perspective on storytelling.   The inaugural competition ran from July 26 through December 13, 2022, drawing a huge response: over 4,000 films by more than 3,000 filmmakers in 1...


InkTip Grand Prize Winner and Finalists for the InkTip Pro Screenwriting Contest – Holiday Scripts

Where everyone goes for scripts and writers For over 20 years, InkTip has been the premiere online marketplace connecting producers with talented writers. The InkTip Pro Screenwriting Contest continues that tradition by shining a spotlight on some of the best on InkTip. We are excited to announce the Grand Prize Winner and Finalists for the InkTip Pro Screenwriting Contest – Holiday Scripts. Please click here to view the Grand Prize Winner and Finalists. InkTip Pro Screen...


Casting Society (CSA) announces the film nominees for the 38th Artios Awards

38th ARTIOS Awards will be held on March 9, 2023   Casting Society  (CSA) today announces the film nominees for the 38th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of Casting Professionals to film, television, theatre and commercials. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The in-person celebration will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.   The film nominees for the 38th Artios Awards are:   ANIMATION THE BAD GUYS – Christi Soper Hilt  ...


Festival de Cannes Official Selections on Path to Oscar Gold

The 95th Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. The Festival de Cannes is delighted to see the films of the Official Selection, represented in 15 categories and cumulating 20 nominations: Best Picture, Directing, Actor in a leading role, Visual effects, Cinematography, Film editing, Production design, Makeup and hairstyling, International feature, Documentary feature, Original song, Original screenplay, Adapted screenplay, Sound and Co...




Zoe Awards
April 27, 2023

March 1, 2023 Regular Deadline

The Zoie Films Festival is now the ZOE AWARDS FESTIVAL that celebrates independent works of film shorts, animations, documentaries, web series, smartphone films. And, we are excited to announce our expansion to include podcasts, Alexa Skills and NFTs.

CALL FOR ENTRIES November 18th-February 2023:  The ZOE AWARDS Festival is accepting short films, animations, documentary including branded film shorts.  In addition, this is our first year to accept podcasts, web series, NFTs and Alexa Skills!   Visit - ZOEAWARDS.COM

– Official Competitions
Short Films, documentaries, animations under 25 minutes, all genres except

– Animation Competition
Animation film shorts under 25 minutes, all genres.

– Smartphone Shorties
All genre shorties under 15 minutes shot on smartphones.

– Branded Shorts
Film shorts under 20 minutes that communicates a positive brand message.

– Podcasts
All types including True Crime,

– Alexa Skills *NEW
All types including games, health/wellness, food, kids, education, etc.

– Podcasts
All types including True Crime,

– NFT Creations *NEW
ZOE AWARDS wants to celebrate excellence in the new NFT space for digital arts, audio, video.

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14th NYC Independent Film Festival 
June 4-11, 2023  

NYC Indie Film Fest

February 15, 2023 Extended 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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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 

Late Deadline january 18, 2023

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


Julien Dubuque Film Festival
April 26 – 30, 2023


January 30, 2023 Extended Deadline

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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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 19-20, 2023



February 12, 2023 Regular Deadline

March 11, 2023 Late Deadline

April 11, 2023 Extended Deadline

The fith annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two-day festival that includes screenings, awards ceremony, and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short-form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Lifestyle Short, Best Fashion Short, Best Music Video, Best Female Filmmaker Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, Best Activism Short, Best Micro Short Award, Industry Excellence Award, and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media, and influencers.

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Chelsea Film Festival
October 12 – 15, 2023

March 31, 2023 Regular Deadline

May 31, 2023 Late Deadline

The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) has been selected in the "TOP 10 BEST FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA" (#6) by USA Today in 2019 among 19 other film festivals in the USA.

CFF is an organization dedicated to supporting films and the artists who create them by providing a creative forum for exchange and discovery with the public.

The Festival attracts filmmakers, artists and audience members from across North America and around the globe. It premieres independent feature-length, documentaries and short films with a Global Focus.

Chelsea Film Festival aims to raise an awareness about foreign independent films and discover upcoming talents.

The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film platform for world lovers.


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ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION  carefuly curated by Bruno Chatelin

Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York - Feature Documentary by Matthew Taylor

December 2022, USA 2 hours 4 minutes

Gotham tells the true story of what happened in New York City during the twenty years from 1993 to 2013. How did a city with over 2200 murders, 93,000 violent robberies and 147,000 car thefts in 1990 become the capitol of the world a mere handful of years later? This feature documentary explores what happened during these decades, told by the people who did the hard work, some at great personal and professional cost.

From Fear City to the City of Dreams. Hear about the greatest American turnaround story from the people who made it happen.

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'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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South of Hope Street by Jane Spencer
January 2023: 1 hour 40 minutes

In the near future the cosmos gets caught in a bizarre dynamic. The powerful keep their privileges with a prank. They hide nature events behind a gigantic wall and distract from it with a global war. More and more refugees are hiding in the last neutral country.
There, Denise tries to lead a normal life. On her bumpy job and apartment search, she meets Tom, a caretaker and incorrigible optimist, as well as the rebels, who all believe, through their art, that they can still stop the madness.

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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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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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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 ...   

VIDEO: La 28ème Cérémonie des Lumières de la presse internationale



28ème Cérémonie des Lumières de la presse internationale a sacré La Nuit du 12 comme meilleur film.   Lançant la saison des récompenses cinématographiques en distinguant chaque année les meilleurs films et talents du 7ème art français, les 28èmes prix Lumières décernés par les membres de l’Académie des Lumières, correspondants de la presse internationale issus de 36 pays, ...

Le Festival Int. Films de Femmes prépare sa 45ème édition

45e FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FEMMES DE CRÉTEIL Du 24 mars au 2 avril 2023 LA FABRIQUE DE L’ÉMANCIPATION Avec AGNÈS JAOUI, COLINE SERREAU, REBECCA ZLOTOWSKI, MICHELLE PERROT, ANNIE ERNAUX…     Si le chemin parcouru depuis la naissance du cinéma en 1895 a été long et semé d’embûches, les femmes ont toujours été à tous les postes. Actrices, réalisatrices, sc&eacut...


33ème édition du Festival Ciné Junior du 1er au 14 février dans tout le Val de Marne et en IDF- Journées Professionnelles

Ciné Junior, le plus grand festival de cinéma jeune public de France revient pour sa 33ème édition du 1er au 14 février, sur le temps scolaire et extra-scolaire. Cinemas, médiathèques, Maisons pour tous, centres culturels, musées…  ce sont plus de 60 lieux répartis dans 27 villes du Val de Marne et 15 en Ile -de- France qui accueilleront le festival.     Au total, une centaine de f...


Clermont-Ferrand Massif central 2028 Candidature Capitale européenne de la culture 2028 Vers un cap décisif...

Clermont-Ferrand et le Massif central viennent de franchir une grande étape dans leur projet de devenir Capitale européenne de la culture en 2028. En remettant le 2 janvier 2023 leur dossier au ministère, ils ont scellé des années de travail menées au service de ce défi immense. Un défi que le jury permettra peut-être de relever en fin d’année 2023, lorsqu’il désignera une lauréate parmi les neuf villes candidates. Une Capitale européenne de la ...


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