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Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival and the Svaneti Heritage

Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival took place 22-26 of August 2023, Alice Kanterian was a guest and covered for At the opening ceremony on  August 22, 2023, festival director Khatuna Khundadze drew attention to the local Svanetian heritage and culture. Mestia, this picturesque Georgian town located in the Caucasian mountains is hosting  the third edition of the Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival from the 22-26 of August at the local Art and Culture Center. The Art and Culture Center, run since 2018 by actor Gegi Paliani is quite impressive, and to my surprise currently hosts a photo exhibition about all round artist and genius Sergei Parajanov. 

This great film director and all round artist born in Georgia was of Armenian descent. In Armenia they say that the best Armenians are the ones from Georgia!

The city of Mestia is the heart of the Svaneti region, while the village of Ushguli, the highest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe, is the soul of it.  10.000 habitants living in this region still speak the Svanetian language and have their own traditions. The Svans have their own cuisine and spices, and a proper language which is not a dialect I am told by Khatuna, and is not understandable for Georgians.

Preserved by its long isolation this Upper Svaneti region of the Caucasus is an exceptional example of mountain scenery with medieval-type villages and tower-houses. So it does not come as a surprise that Khatuna came up with the idea of organizing an exceptional film festival based on the mountain theme. We have other examples of well established  international film festivals focused on the mountain theme. There is one in Brasov (Romania) and another in the Bavarian village of Tegernsee (Germany).



VIDEO Biennale Cinema 2023 - Presentation of the 80th edition

The screening schedule of the 80th Venice International Film Festival (30 August - 9 September) of La Biennale di Venezia is available as of Wednesday 9 August, 3 pm CEST, on the website ...


RIDM unveils the first 5 titles of its upcoming 26th edition

  Caiti Blues by Justine Harbonnier   Montreal, August 15, 2023 – The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce the first five titles to screen at its upcoming 26th edition, which will run from November 15 to 26, 2023. Featuring both eagerly anticipated Canadian films and major international favourites, the selection unveiled today will immerse filmgoers in a world that is at a crossroads.  RIDM remains committed to offering the most ...


Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (April 24 – 28, 2024) is now accepting submissions

The festival will run April 24 – 28, 2024 We are now accepting submissions for the 2024 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $35,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information. Regular Deadline: January 8, 2024 January 22, 2024 Late Deadline February 1, 2024 Extended Deadline Watch the 2023 AWARDS CEREMONY Highlights Video by...


The 27th Japanese Film Festival reveals its program

Experience the rich tapestry of Japanese storytelling at the 27th Japanese Film Festival (JFF) in Australia, the premier destination for fans of Japanese cinema. From gripping historical dramas to innovative modern tales, there's a cinematic gem awaiting every film enthusiast in this year's collection.   Proudly presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the festival will be gracing screens in five major cities throughout Australia, commencing in C...


Denver Silent Film Festival Highlights

Join us again as we draw back the curtain on another superb slate of silent-era masterpieces and newly restored discoveries, presenting them as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen with extraordinary live musical performances. A feast for lovers of classic films and live music, our festival promises something beyond special.Step into a bygone era of film magic Denver Silent Film Festival returns with a feast of newly-restored classic silent-era masterpieces, with live mu...


The OIAF Announces Partnership with the BRIC Foundation for Art + Biz Day

The Ottawa International Animation Festival partners with the BRIC Foundation to bring career-building programming to Art + Biz Day at The Animation Conference. In partnership with the BRIC Foundation, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) presents Art + Biz Day: BRIC @ TAC as a part of The Animation Conference (TAC). Accessible to all OIAF 2023 TAC and AnimaPass passholders, the event runs on September 22, 2023, and includes programming focused on breaking, reinventing, impactin...


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Announcing ALL THE FILMS at the 26th Local Sightings!

2023 festival artwork by Lara Kaminoff NORTHWEST FILM FORUM'S 26th annual LOCAL SIGHTINGS FILM FESTIVAL An annual showcase of PNW moving image artwork, screenings, workshops, and filmmaker gatherings, taking place in-person and online. September 15–24, 2023   Opening Feature: Fantasy A Gets A Mattress Closing Shorts: She Marches in Chinatown + Wok Hei + xīn nī 廖芯妮   Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 2...



The Oldenburg International Film Festival presents closing night gala and more highlights

The 30th Edition of the Festival marks a special Closing Night Gala with the world premiere of "Uppercut." Torsten Ruether's cinematic creation emerges as the American remake of his German indie drama "Leberhaken," which opened at the International Film Festival Oldenburg two years ago. Starring Ving Rhames and Luise Großmann. Other highlights have been announced.       ...
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The Unseen Crisis: Vaccine Stories You Were Never Told has been awarded at INDIEFEST with 4 Awards of Excellence

Cindy Drukier (USA), The Unseen Crisis: Vaccine Stories You Were Never Told has been awareded in the followin Categories Documentary Feature  Liberation / Social Justice / Protest  Special Purpose Productions Women Filmmakers      ...


Sibel's Silence wins Best of Show and 4 awards for at Indiefest Awards

Best of Show for Aly Yeganeh (France), Sibel's Silence, Film Feature   In addition to Best of Show, the film also received the following awards: Award of Excellence: Direction Award of Excellence:  Actress: Leading (Laëtitia Eïdo as Hana) Award of Excellence: Actress: Supporting (Mélissa Boros as Sibel) Award of Excellence: Ensemble Cast   ...


Sneak peek into the IDFA 2023 program and more

  As August draws to a close, we are excited to present you a sneak peek into the IDFA 2023 program. This newsletter also offers sustainable travel routes with Choo-Choo, an open call for Young Producers, and last call for Docs for Sale submissions. We also are proud to announce Marina Burić as our new Senior Producer Industry. Get all the news below!   IDFA celebrates filmmakers Wang Bing and Peter Greenaway We proudly p...

"Elis & Tom"- A Legendary Bossa Nova Recording Session!

Posted by Robin Menken "In February 1974, Brazilian musical stars Elis Regina and Tom Jobim met in Los Angeles, to record an album that would become a reference work in the history of Brazilian popular music.” Digitally remastered from 16 millimeter footage, the film drops us into this historic, troubled and ultimately victorious meeting between two creative giants. The filmed session is a intimate look at a Who’s Who of Brazilian musicians : guitarist-compo...

Kaala, Trailer launch: Reverse osmosis – turning white money into black

Kaala, Trailer launch: Reverse osmosis – turning white money into black There has been an ongoing illegal operation conducted in India over many a decade: it is called the generation and circulation of ‘black money’. ‘Black money’ is unaccounted wealth, on which no tax has been paid. Most black money transactions have been conducted in cash, to avoid leaving any trace. There is no record of the amount of money that has been floating in the market, as black money....


Kaala, Trailer launch: Reverse osmosis – turning white money into black

Kaala, Trailer launch: Reverse osmosis – turning white money into black There has been an ongoing illegal operation conducted in India over many a decade: it is called the generation and circulation of ‘black money’. ‘Black money’ is unaccounted wealth, on which no tax has been paid. Most black money transactions have been conducted in cash, to avoid leaving any trace. There is no record of the amount of money that has been floating in the market, as black money....


Goldfish, Review: Without your memory, you are like a goldfish out of water

Goldfish, Review:  Without your memory, you are like a goldfish out of water Probably used as a metaphor for the memory lapses of its central character, who is suffering from dementia, the goldfish, believed to have a memory span of three seconds, has, in fact, a rather long memory. On the website Live Science, the short-memory theory has been debunked, “In reality, goldfish (Carassius auratus) have much longer memories — spanning weeks, months and even years. And the science...


Comandante, directed by Edoardo De Angelis opened the Venice Festival

The film stars Pierfrancesco Favino, and had its world premiere on Wednesday 30 August in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema.   COMANDANTE Comandante, directed by Edoardo De Angelis, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, is the new opening film, a world premiere in Competition, of the 80th Venice International Film Festiv...


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Returns April 4-7, 2024

After a one-year pause, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will return to Durham in 2024.   The four-day festival, which routinely draws huge crowds for films and panel discussions, will be presented again at the Carolina Theatre and Durham Convention Center April 4-7.   “Full Frame is an extraordinary cultural event for Duke, Durham and the broader documentary film community,” said Ed Balleisen, Duke’s vice provost for interdisciplinary studies. “Re...


The European Film Awards 2023: European Film Academy announces this year’s Documentary Film Selection

  With 14 powerful feature-length documentary films the European Film Academy is presenting a strong Documentary Film Selection for the European Film Awards 2023. The Academy has revealed the titles today. A committee consisting of a diverse range of invited European experts has chosen these 14 productions that have been recommended for nomination for the European Film Awards 2023. The European Film Awards, honouring the greatest achievements in European cinema, will be presented on 9 Dece...


Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ to close 50th edition Film Fest Gent
  10 - 21 October 2023, 50th edition Film Fest Gent The final film by Japanese anime grandmaster Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away) - The Boy and the Heron - is the closing film of the 50th edition of Film Fest Gent. Studio Ghibli’s long-anticipated new title is co-founder Miyazaki’s first in a decade (after announcing his retirement) and has been received in Japan as a mature, complex masterpiece. For the first time, Film Fest Gent’s awards cer...


Love All, Review: Goodbye badminton, Hello badminton

Love All, Review: Goodbye badminton, Hello badminton No, it’s not about love as is depicted in Hindustani films. And it certainly does not propagate the noble axiom, Love All. The ‘love’ here is derived from the French, l’oeuf, which means an egg, but is pronounced very nearly like love. Since the score 0 (zero) in games like tennis and badminton is the starting point for the players, these games begin with Love All. After a dozen films on cricket, footfall, hockey, sp...


Sibel's Silence wins Best Film at Festival of Cinema NYC 2023

  Aly Yeganeh IN new York holding his trophy for  Best Narrative Feature Film The 2023 Festival of Cinema came to a close on Sunday, August 13 with awards given out in 18 categories. Enthusiastic and emotional filmmakers and attendees celebrated at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center as it concluded the 7th edition of the Forest Hills-based film festival. Aly Yeganeh’s Sibel’s Silence won Best Narrative Feature Film, and Pierre Guillet’s Th...


Maya selected at upcoming LA Femme International Film Festival October 19 – 22, 2023

Maya will have its US premiere in LA at La Femme International film festival (Oct 19-22, 2023). We are back on-the-ground with events, mixers, awards ceremony, screenings and more with additional virtual elements online for our worldwide audiences. We will have films, seminars, awards show, special films and much more Our festival is in OCTOBER annually in Los Angeles, we will be hosting our standing room only panels and screenings as well as offering a potential online...


Why Make a Movie About Child Sex Trafficking?

ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CRIMINAL INDUSTRIES IN THE WORLD IS THE BUYING AND SELLING OF PEOPLE. These are the facts… Child sex trafficking is reported in all 50 states and 30% of trafficking victims globally are children. (Source: 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report, UN) A big misconception is that Trafficking is a crime that just happens overseas and mainly in 3rd world countries, but the reality is, it’s a domestic problem happening right on our doorsteps that...


Help us make the world a better place through film: support Artists For Change —

Help us make the world a better place through film. Support Artists For Change — Our films are raising awareness   150,000 American children are lured and forced into sex slavery every year.   Films is a significant medium in raising awareness and educating communities on what trafficking looks like and the techniques traffickers use to recruit vic...


Documentary Industry Days of Odesa IFF have started in Gdynia

  From August 28th to 31st, the Documentary Industry Days of OIFF will take place in Gdynia, Poland. The event is organized by the 14th Odesa International Film Festival and B2B Doc in cooperation with the Gdynia Film Center. The programme includes the presentation of Film Scouting projects. The list of participants includes: Alex Rodins’ Art Message (dir. Helen Yasinskaya) – Belarus Echoes of Avey (dir. Atanur Nabiyeva) – Azerbaijan ...

Lala, my Red Head synopsis

Love and poverty, betrayal and wealth - centuries of traditions put to the test! A compelling story intricately woven into a comprehensive exploration of women’s status against the backdrop of the Roma culture. From the director of an award-winning film in Cannes 2023. “I worked in my tenure at Sony with Emir Kusturica in Cannes for his brilliant film: “Time of The Gypsies”, when I read the script for “Lala, my redhead” I immediately saw the connection...


European Film Market Presents Italy as “Country in Focus” 2024

    After the successful return of the European Film Market (EFM) in February 2023 with record numbers of 11,500 plus trade visitors, more than 600 exhibiting companies and over 1,500 market screenings, the EFM is now announcing its guest country for the upcoming edition. “Country in Focus” 2024 will be Italy.   The EFM's “Country in Focus” programme was launched in 2017, but due to the pandemic, the EFM 2021 ...


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The nominees for LUX – The European Audience Film Award 2024

  The European Film Academy reveals the nominations for LUX – The European Audience Film Award, presented by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas.     These are the five nominated films: 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES directed by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain) THE TEACHER’S LOUNGE directed by İlker Çatak (Germany) FALLEN LEAVES directed...


Golden Prague 2023 Nominees Announcement

  With joy, we are pleased to announce that 31 music, dance, and theater productions proceed to the second round of the competition of 60th jubilee Golden Prague Festival. The list of the 31 nominated films (sorted by the competition numbers) emerged from the first round of evaluation by a five-member international jury. In the second round, which will take place during the festival, the jury will decide on the prize winners. The Jury awards: • The main prize of t...


SAFILM Festival wrapped with awards

    SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival wrapped the 29th annual cinema celebration with an award ceremony for the 2023 award winners. Congratulations to the following filmmakers and honorees.  2023 WINNERS! Grand Prize: "Out There: A National Parks Story" Director Brendan Hall Jury Prize for Best Historical Documentary: “The Raaby Mystery” Director Stian Indrevoll Best Narrative Feature: "The Great Distance Delivers Crane" ...


The Awards received for Sibel's Silence so far

Festival of Cinema NYC  Best Narrative Feature Film Julien Dubuque International Film Festival  Best ensemble cast Worldwide Women's Film Festival Hong Kong Indie Film Festival Paris Lady MovieMakers Festival WRPN Women's International Film Festival Best of Festival Drama Boston Independent Film Awards Vancouver International Movie Awards Toronto International Women Film Festival Rome Independent Cinema Festival   ...

The 2023 Festival of Cinema NYC closes with Awards

The 2023 Festival of Cinema came to a close on Sunday, August 13 with awards given out in 18 categories. Enthusiastic and emotional filmmakers and attendees celebrated at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center as it concluded the 7th edition of the Forest Hills-based film festival. Aly Yeganeh’s Sibel’s Silence won Best Narrative Feature Film, and Pierre Guillet’s The Book of Harth took Best Documentary, with Althea Root’s Good Side of Bad w...


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VIDEO: Luc Besson Press conference in Venice for Dogman

Dogman is a 2023 English-language French action drama film written and directed by Luc Besson and starring Caleb Landry Jones, Jojo T. Gibbs, Christopher Denham, John Charles Aguilar and Grace Palma. Set in New Jersey, it depicts a man who was abused by his father and loves dogs.   ...


Peter Greenaway will receive IDFA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Wang Bing is Guest of Honor at IDFA 2023 and Peter Greenaway receives IDFA's Lifetime Achievement Award Renowned and celebrated filmmaker Wang Bing is this year’s Guest of Honor at IDFA, which holds its 36th edition from November 8 to 19, 2023 in Amsterdam. IDFA is also honoring filmmaker and artist Peter Greenaway with a Lifetime Achievement Award, a selective retrospective and an extensive Talk. Three focus programs will take an in-depth look at themes including reality vs. ...


The Masterclasses and Conversations from August 31 to September 4 of the 80th Venice International Film Festival

Wes Anderson, Edward Berger and Philippe Falardeau, Liliana Cavani, Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz, Francesca Lo Schiavo and Dante Ferretti, Nicolas Winding Refn   From Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 4, celebrities from the world of film will be the focus of a series of masterclasses and conversations at the 80th Venice International Film Festival (August 30 – September 9) of the Biennale di Venezia. They will be held in the Conference Room of the Palazzo del Cas...


Wes Anderson, guest of honnor of the Lumière Film Festival.

Although still young, he is already a giant of the cinema. The Lumière film festival is proud to welcome him as one of this edition’s guests of honour. Wes Anderson has left his inimitable mark on the worldwide cinematographic landscape, creating a unique and instantly recognisable style, an extraordinarily rich and breathtakingly beautiful aesthetic, and one of the most personal and compelling universes of contemporary cinema.    He will be in Lyon for a few days to ...


Wim Wenders Lumiere Award 2023

Wim Wenders Prix Lumière 2023 Wim Wenders was one of the first filmmakers invited by the Lumière Institute in 1991 for a retrospective and a photographic exhibition. He has since never returned to the Rue du Premier-Film. Honouring this travelling filmmaker, a multi-faceted virtuoso and visionary - an accomplished photographer who has never ceased to reinvent himself and who has lived a thousand lives - in Lyon, the birthplace of the Lumière Cinematograph, has been an ob...






Earlybird Deadline October 6

Regular Deadline  November 17

Late Deadline December 8

Extended Deadline December 29, 2023

Notifications March 8, 2024

Event Date April 23 – 27  2024

Submissions end December 31st,  2023, submit through, or through the festivals website,
Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission, one of the top festivals in the world by Film international and touted by many as one of the most important independent film festivals in the circuit. We are passionate about film and it shows!

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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NYC Independent Film Festival

June 5 - 8, 2024



August 31, 2023 Earlybird Deadline
November 30, 2023 Regular Deadline
January 15, 2024 Late Deadline
February 15, 2024 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.

New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) will hold a physical festival this year. We will celebrate the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYCIndieFF is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.


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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

April 24 – 28, 2024



Regular Deadline: January 8, 2024


RANKED 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! And most importantly, lots of FREE FOOD in our filmmaker lounge, where many friendships and collaborations have been made.

JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and is truly geared for the best experience!

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

JDIFF acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world and is committed to bringing world class entertainment to the heart of the midwest.

Watch the 2023 AWARD CEREMONY Highlights Video by I JDIFF Video channel: ambiance and INTERVIEWS


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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 19-20, 2023




Earlybird Deadline December 17, 2023

Regular Deadline February 11, 2024
Late Deadline March 9, 2024
Extended Deadline April 9, 2024

The 6th 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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ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION  carefuly curated by Bruno Chatelin


Maya by Julia Verdin
USA 2023 1hour 44 minutes written and directed by Jukia Verdin


Teenage Maya is raised in a household stricken by her father’s abandonment.
Maya makes the wrong encounter on social media and meets Ray a handsome stranger she falls for: he encourages Maya to run away from home...she ends up being set up for appointments with Ray’s “clients” until Police finds her. Can Maya's mother help her get back on her feet, or will Maya be forever lost to the dark world she has fallen prey to?

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Gender Transformation The Untold Realities 
Canada 2023 1hour 23 minutes written and directed by Tobias Elvhage and Liza Morberg


Through the real-life experience of several transgender youth and expert interviews, this docudrama provides an uncensored look into the forces behind this movement and reveals untold stories you have never heard.

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Unseen Crisis Documentary by Cindy Drukier
Canada 2023

Some who took vaccine with the noblest of intentions experienced unexpected debilitating aftereffects. Instead of compassion, they were met with skepticism; instead of being helped they were shunned; instead of being heard, they were silenced. Join us as we bring their stories out of the shadows so they can be heard and seen and no longer alone.

And yet nobody's coming to the rescue of truth?

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Sibel's Silence by Aly Yeganeh

France 93 minutes

August 2014. ISIS invades the city of Sinjar, home to a religious minority called the Yazidis, in the north west of Irak.

Sibel, a 13-year-old girl, witnesses the slaughter of her entire family. 
Alongside thousands of other women and young girls from her community, she is then kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery.

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5 minutes 40 - USA July 2022


An overly confident cop’s first day on the job gets interesting as he navigates unfamiliar territories and people.

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Demanded Supply written and directed by Sean Famoso


A brother-sister assassin duo become part of a scheme much bigger than them, when a culture vulture-ing client calls an audible.  

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Rear View Cataclysm by Eric Frodsham

2023 USA 96 minutes

Rear View Cataclysm is the story of two brothers and an ex-girlfriend who try to recapture the love and passion and of their past. Edison is trapped in a toxic marriage and invites down-on-his-luck brother, Blake (Jason Liebrecht), to a popular local music festival. Broke and depressed, Blake agrees, not realizing that Edison has also invited Mazie (Caroline Ducey), his ex-girlfriend.  No one can predict the course of desire, reconciliation and regret that unfolds. Set against the barren landscapes of rural Texas and featuring the hypnotic sounds of Grouper and Govinda along with Punk Rock Bands Zounds and The Jesus LizardRear View Cataclysm is a feast for the heart and senses.

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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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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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Emilia Clarke recevra un Nouvel Hollywood

  Photo © Robert Ascroft Le festival du cinéma américain de Deauville honorera cette année la comédienne Emilia Clarke, en lui remettant le prix du Nouvel Hollywood en sa présence. Après sa formation au Drama Centre de Londres, Emilia Clarke décroche ses premiers rôles à la télévision, dans la série Doctors (2009), diffusée sur la BBC. Elle fait ses débuts à Broadway en 2...

Toute la sélection de Deauville dévoilée !

Le jury • Guillaume Canet - Président (comédien, réalisateur, scénariste & producteur) • Anne Berest (romancière, scénariste & comédienne) • Stéphane Bak (comédien) • Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (réalisatrice & scénariste) • Alexandre Aja (réalisateur, scénariste & producteur) • Marina Hands de la Comédie-Fran&...

Le Forum des images dévoile l'affiche et la bande-annonce du festival Les femmes de Taïwan font des vagues

Le Forum des images dévoile l'affiche et la bande-annonce du festival Les femmes de Taïwan font des vagues, du 19 septembre au 8 octobre !   30 réalisatrices de différentes générations sont à l’honneur avec de la fiction, du documentaire, de l'animation et de l'expérimental. 8 d’entre elles ainsi que des membres du festival accompagneront leurs films et participeront à deux tables rondes....


The American French Film Festival annonce sa sélection documentaire

        THE AMERICAN FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 18 > 22 octobre - Los Angeles Produite par le Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain, la 27ème édition de The American French Film Festival (« TAFFF ») se déroulera dans les salles de la Directors Guild of America sur Sunset Boulevard, du 18 au 22 octobre prochain.    Des droits des femmes aux traitements innovants des maladies mentales chez l'adulte, en passan...


Dolby dévoile sa nouvelle innovation Dolby Atmos FlexConnect qui sera intégrée sur les téléviseurs TCL avant l'IFA 2023

  La technologie Dolby Atmos FlexConnect, une première mondiale, fera son apparition sur les téléviseurs TCL en 2024 pour devenir une nouvelle référence en matière de son TV San Francisco, le 28 août 2023 - Dolby Laboratories, leader mondial en matière d’expériences de divertissement immersif, dévoile aujourd’hui sa dernière innovation de son immersif avec la technologie Dolby Atmos FlexCon...


Trois événements de musique et de cinéma à l'Auditorium de Lyon

  Alors que le programme du festival 2023 se dévoile depuis la semaine dernière, voici trois annonces de spectacles musicaux à l'Auditorium de Lyon. Au programme, deux ciné-concerts à découvrir dans cette salle majestueuse : Caligari, véritable mythe du cinéma muet accompagné par les musiciens de l'Orchestre national de Lyon, et un Hitchcock muet rare accompagné à l'orgue.    À...


Volker Schlöndorff, invité d'honneur de la 11ème édition de WoS !

Compétitions internationales, Perspectives 2023, Rétrospectives et focus... / International competitions, Points of view 2023, Retrospectives and focuses...   Découvrez la programmation de la 11ème édition du Festival War on Screen qui se tiendra du 2 au 8 octobre 2023 dans le Pays de Châlons. Une centaine de séances, avec 28 avant-premières et 38 pays représentés. Retrouvons-nous pour une semaine intense de ...


Rétro Ettore Scola au CINEMED 2023

 La grande rétrospective du 45e Cinemed sera consacrée au réalisateur de Nous nous sommes tant aimés, Une journée particulière, Affreux, sales et méchants, titres de films qui sont presque devenus des expressions du langage courant tant ils nous sont familiers et qui évoquent l’âge d’or du cinéma italien.  Ettore Scola qui a porté haut les couleurs de la comédie ita...

Wim Wenders Prix Lumière 2023

  Wim Wenders fut l’un des premiers cinéastes invités par l’Institut Lumière en 1991, pour une rétrospective et une exposition photographique. Il n’est jamais revenu rue du Premier-Film. Célébrer à Lyon, dans la ville de naissance du Cinématographe Lumière, ce cinéaste voyageur, virtuose polymorphe et visionnaire, photographe accompli, qui n’a cessé de se réinventer et a eu mille vie...


Lumière 2023 : voici l'affiche !

The official poster of Lumière 2023! L'affiche officielle du festival Lumière 2023 est un hommage à la personnalité qui recevra le 15e Prix Lumière : Wim Wenders.  Elle a été composée à partir d'une scène de Paris, Texas, pour lequel le cinéaste fut récompensé de la Palme d'or au Festival de Cannes, et met à l'honneur Nastassja Kinski, qui trouve dans ce film ...




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