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San Francisco’s 29th Annual Free “Brainwash Movie Festival” will run Oct. 27-29

  The New Farm | 10Cargo Way, San Francisco, California CA Join us for the 29th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival At the New Farm, a San Francisco iconic venue. Showing an eclectic collection of mostly short, fiercely independent movies, the weekend (Oct. 27-29) promises to be a true eye-opener for cinephiles, the ultra-casual spectator and inspiration for other movie producers. And, this year, includes a Special Loathsome Night on Sat., before this year’s Halloween Party Nigh...


The competitions of the 33rd FilmFestival Cottbus at a glance

The 33rd FilmFestival Cottbus will once again attract national and international guests to the Lausitz metropolis from 7 to 12 November, when it will shine in its festival colour of blue.   In the feature film competition, twelve films from 19 (co-)production countries will compete for the main prize of 25,000 euros, donated by the Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten (GWFF), the special prize for the best director (7,500 euros, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg) a...


CINEQUEST announces the festival dates for 2024

Happy to share the 2024 dates for the in-person and virtual Cinequest - Cinejoy Film Festivals: aword from our friend and festival director: MARCH 2024 IS A CINEQUEST & CINEJOY FESTIVALS BONANZA March 1-4: Cinejoy Live Spotlight Events. We've evolved these spectacular virtual experiences. One Global Spotlight Event occurs each evening/day. March 5-20: the beloved Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival occurs in-person San Jose (Mar. 5-13) and Mountain View (Mar. 14-20)...


Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me? will open the 27th JI.HLAVA

  HAVEL SPEAKING, CAN YOU HEAR ME?  WILL OPEN THE 27TH JI.HLAVA  The world premiere of a time-lapse documentary Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?  which follows the last years of former Czech President Václav Havel's life, will open the festival on October 24. The director Pavel Jančárek created a multi-layered portrait of a world-famous political icon and important playwright, but also an ordinary man plagued by health problems. With a...


Cinema Heritage IFF unveils the poster for its 1st edition

FESTIVAL CINEMA HERITAGE ­ ­ ­ ­The new international film festival initiated by Audrey Azoulay under the patronage of UNESCO, unveils the poster for its 1st edition.   Initiated by Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, and co-founded by Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to France and Permanent Delegate of Kyrgyzstan to UNESCO, and producer Kuban Toichubayev, Cinema Heritage IFF will open its doors for the first time from 28 November to...


French Film Festival UK unveils programme highlights for 2023

The film which won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet (only the third woman to win the accolade) and Oscar contender The Taste of Things with Juliette Binoche headline the official selection of a diverse range of titles for this year’s 31st edition running from 1 November to 14 December.   Festival audiences will have the first chance to preview these two titles as well as many more on rele...


Line-up at this year's PÖFF

Don't miss out! Programmes of PÖFF 27 This year's PÖFF is quickly approaching which means it is time to review our exciting programmes to make sure that no cinema experience will be missed. PÖFF offers a wide range of programmes to guarantee that everyone can find something they enjoy. Dates for this year's events and ticket sales: 4 October Just Film 5 October PÖFF Shorts Interna...


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces Critics' Picks competition line-up.

Launched in 2022, this year's Critics' Picks presents 12 exclusive world premieres (including films from Brazil, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Morocco and Ukraine) and three out of competition features by filmmakers who have been acclaimed by audiences and critics. The Critics’ Picks programming team is headed by Nikolaj Nikitin, head of SOFA School of Film Advancement, bringing in several decades of experience as a curator, film magazine editor-in-chie...


It's Opening Night at Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2023



The 16th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week, October 25 - 29

Brazilian Film "Bittersweet Rain" Makes It’s US Premiere  Featuring World Premieres of Young Gun, Sage, Hairpiece and more   Tickets Available Now The 16th Annual Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) is set to kick off next Wednesday, marking its 16th anniversary with an exciting lineup of films that embody the theme of "Sweet Sixteen."   As the festival unfolds, audiences will embark on cinematic journeys that delve into the profound nuances of coming-of...


Save The Date! Blast Off With The 2024 Children's Film Festival Seattle!

  SAVE THE DATE! Northwest Film Forum Announces The 19th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle FEBRUARY 2–10, 2024   3,2,1...BLAST OFF with the 2024 Children's Film Festival Seattle     CFFS invites this gener...


41st Torino Filmfestival - First Previews (24/11-2/12)

PUPI AVATI WILL BE THE STAR OF THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 41ST TORINO FILM FESTIVAL AT REGGIA DI VENARIA AND LIVE ON RAI RADIO 3 CHRISTIAN PETZOLD’S AFIRE WILL BE AMONG THE ITALIAN PREVIEWS The exceptional star of the opening ceremony of the 41st Torino Film Festival will be one of the great masters of Italian cinema, Pupi Avati: director, producer, screenwriter and great storyteller.   During the course of the event – hosted by Steve Della Casa, director of the 41st T...


submit your film to the 26th edition of the festival. One World

  ONE WORLD: SUBMIT YOUR FILM! – DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1ST 2023 ONE WORLD INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL, 26th EDITION     March 20 – 28, 2024 in Prague and in 48 towns around the Czech Republic and in Brussels.  We would like to invite you to submit your film to the 26th edition of the festival. One World has grown over the years to become the largest human rights film festival in the world. It is one of the leading cultural events in Pra...


London Festival Red-carpet round-up!

Red-carpet round-up! Over the past couple of days, the red carpet has been graced by some feathered friends and iconic filmmakers. To catch up on all the fun, jump over to Instagram. Tag #LFF to share your Festival highlights as the final weekend draws to a close.         The Kitchen   15 Oct   The 67th BFI London Film Festival closed with the world premiere of T...
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IPTA’s Inter Collegiate Drama Competition scores 50, marches on

IPTA’s Inter Collegiate Drama Competition scores 50, marches on Was it the first or was it the second? Was it 1972 or 1973? My introduction to the annual competition is nevertheless at least 49 years old. I had just finished college, and could not participate. How I wished I could! But I could watch the event, and, soon afterwards, write about it, extensively, in several publications, as a theatre critic. If memory serves me right, back then, it was called IPTA’s Inter Collegiate ...


32nd Heartland International Film Festival Announces Winners & Presents $60,000 in Cash Prizes

  Simón" and "We Dare To Dream" win $20,000 Grand Prizes. Matthew Modine honored with Pioneering Spirit Award. Audience Choice Awards include "Brave the Dark," "Rustin," "The Lionheart" and more. INDIANAPOLIS - The 32nd Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) announced the 2023 award winners and presented more than $60,000 in cash prizes to recipients at the Awards Presentation at The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, October 14. The 11-day...


Soul Mates a Manny Halley film hits the screens today

95 min | Horror, Thriller  "Allison and Jason, two unsuspecting strangers, must find together their way out of a nightmarish maze which was forced on them by a twisted new dating service led by an evil "Matchmaker" (Neal McDonough) promising to find your soul mate...or pain! Watch the trailer and be prepared ...     The Matchmaker is played by Neal McDonough Charlie Weber (How to Get Away with Murder 2014...) plays Jaso...


DCIFF 2024 Submissions Open for features, documentary, short animation and web series to December 25th

DCIFF is the oldest independent film festival in Washington DC and acts as a forum for discussion around selected films. We combine a traditional competitive festival format with in-depth conversation around the films we screen - giving filmmakers a chance to connect, learn about the impact of their films and move their work forward. We have a wide range of relevant and up-to-date workshops, socuial events and lots of fun. Every year we welocme 60 or more filmmakers to join us. All submissions ...


The European Film Academy announces: Young Audience Film Weekend to celebrate the launch of the new European Film Club

The European Film Academy announces: Young Audience Film Weekend to celebrate the launch of the new European Film Club Over 25 European countries are participating in the weekend on 3 to 5 November The public part of the Young Audience Film Weekend kicks off with the Young Audience Film Summit 2023, now in its 3rd edition, on the subject of “The Future of Humanity”. The Summit is co-created and hosted by young peopl...


Languages & The Media 2024: Venturing into New Frontiers of Media Localization in Budapest

Budapest will host the 15th edition of Languages & The Media, the International Conference and Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media. After a record-breaking conference in 2022, we are gearing up for another groundbreaking event from November 13 – 15, 2024.  Setting foot outside its traditional location in Berlin, Languages & The Media finds a new home in Budapest for the 2024 edition, marking a momentous milestone in its legacy since 1996. As the ol...


EACG Fest Returns!

After several years away due to the pandemic, The Epic Animation Comic Game Fest is returning to Northern California. This is a multimedia event showcasing animation, comics, and games from around the world.  This year, EACG Fest is partnering with O!PLA Animation Festival to present the winning films of their 2023 event. O!PLA is a Polish based festival with the goal of bringing Polish animation to a world-wide audience. These 14 short films d...


"Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism" won the Panorama Fantàstic People’s Choice Award at this years Sitges Film Festival!

Lara is a woman tormented, torn between science and faith. Pushed by her husband to seek treatment from a congregation of zealots, a ruthless exorcist will try to save her soul by putting an innocent woman through hell.     View Trailer Here   ­     ­The Coven is proud to announce that "Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism" won the  ...



THE BUCKINGHAM MURDERS to open Mumbai Film Festival 2023

The International Premiere of Hansal Mehta’s atmospheric thriller, The Buckingham Murders, opens Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival on October 27 2023.     The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (October 27 to November 5) is excited to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Buckingham Murders, directed by Hansal Mehta, produced by Ektaa R Kapoor, and co-produced by Indian actress and star Kareena Kapoor Khan, who will all attend the film’s red carpet...

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The film Citizen Saint wins the Grand Prix of the 16th edition of the CinEast Festival!

During the awards ceremony of the 16th edition of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, 5-22 October 2023), the International Jury awarded the Grand Prix to the film Citizen Saint by Tinatin Kajrishvili and the Special Jury Prize to the film Blaga's Lessons by Stephan Komandarev. The Critics’ Prize, awarded by the Press Jury, was also awarded to the film Blaga’s Lessons by Stephan Komandarev. The Press Jury also decided to award a Special Mention to...


Announcing the 59th Chicago Film Festival Award Winners!

It is with great pleasure that we unveil the winners of the competitive award categories for the 59th Chicago International Film Festival! The Gold Hugo in the International Feature Film Competition went to Gábor Reisz's Explanation for Everything. In the New Directors Competition, the Gold Hugo was awarded to Amr Gamal from The Burdened, while the International Documentary Competition Gold Hugo went to Tatiana Huezo's The Echo. Minhal Baig's&...


San Diego Intl Film Festival Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to this years winners!!                                  ...


Announcing the 59th Chicago International Film Festival Award Winners!

  It is with great pleasure that we unveil the winners of the competitive award categories for the 59th Chicago International Film Festival! The Gold Hugo in the International Feature Film Competition went to Gábor Reisz's Explanation for Everything. In the New Directors Competition, the Gold Hugo was awarded to Amr Gamal from The Burdened, while the International Documentary Competition Gold Hugo went to Tatiana Huezo's The Echo. Minhal Baig's We Gro...


Volker Bertelmann, Nicholas Britell and Amelia Warner among winners at 23rd World Soundtrack Awards
Volker Bertelmann has won the Film Composer of the Year Award at the 23rd World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert on Saturday 21 October at Capitole Ghent. He had been nominated in this category once before, and has now returned victorious. Nicholas Britell received the Television Composer of the Year Award. It is the second time in a row he has won this award, the third time he has won in this category and his sixth WSAward overall. “Your Personal Trash Man Can” from&...


'Los delincuentes' by Rodrigo Moreno and music from 'Poor Things' grab top prizes at 50th edition Film Fest Gent
'Los delincuentes' by Rodrigo Moreno and music from 'Poor Things' grab top prizes at 50th edition Film Fest Gent FFG2023 Argentine director Rodrigo Moreno's beguiling tragicomedy Los delincuentes has won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 50th anniversary edition of Film Fest Gent. The International Jury was taken by the unique rhythm and delicious absurdity of Moreno's enormously entertaining film. Debuting film composer's Jerskin Fendrix' ste...


Eva Longoria to be Honored with Discovery Director Award at 2023 SCAD Savannah Film Festival Following Special Screening of Flam

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) today announced director Eva Longoria as a recent addition to this year’s distinguished list of honored guests, featuring directors and artisans who gave us some of the most buzzworthy films of the year. The SCAD Savannah Film Festival will honor Longoria with the Discovery Director Award following a screening of her critically acclaimed feature directorial debut Flamin’ Hot at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The event will also feature a ...


'Slow' by Marija Kavtaradze wins Explore Award at Film Fest Gent 2023
   Slow, the sophomore feature by Lithuanian director Marija Kavtaradze, has won the Explore Award by the youth jury at the 50th anniversary edition of Film Fest Gent. A Special Mention went to the picaresque odyssey The Sweet East by director Sean Price Williams and screenwriter Nick Pinkerton. Every edition, Film Fest Gent engages a number of avid cinephiles between 18 and 26 years old to immerse themselves in the films with the Explore Zone tag, a selection of films ...


The European Film Academy announces nominations in the categories European Short and Animated Feature Film

The European Film Academy revealed the nominees of the categories “European Animated Feature Film” and “European Short Film”. The committee which decided on the nominations for European Animated Feature Film was comprised of representatives of the European Film Academy and CARTOON, the European Association for Animation Film. The nomination committees will be presented on after the publication of the nominations.   The catego...


Awards of the 39th Warsaw International Film Festival

  1. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Jury members Dorota Kędzierzawska (Poland), Nadejda Koseva (Bulgaria), Yurii Andrukhovych (Ukraine), Alejandro Torres Kennedy (Mexico)ł gave the following awards:   1.1. Warsaw Grand Prix went to THE SHADOW OF CATIRE / LA SOMBRA DEL CATIRE, dir. Jorge Hernandez Aldana (Venezuela/Mexico) The Warsaw Grand Prix includes 100,000 zlotys cash award, funded by the Mayor of Warsaw. The Jury justification: "touching and delicate, universal and p...


67th London Film Festival Award winners revealed!

This year’s winning films explore a fascinating breadth of themes and stories, including a drama about a community fighting to preserve its principles, a spirited tale of siblings enjoying the pleasures and pitfalls of life ‘home alone’, a deeply personal and joyful exploration of a filmmaker’s relationship her mother, and a poetic film that documents the experiences of queer Nigerians. And the winners are... ...


The 11th Annual Edition of Chelsea Film Festival announces its list of winners

  CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 2023 WINNERS! The 11th Annual Edition of Chelsea Film Festival announces its list of winners listed below by award category. It introduced American and foreign films to the public.  The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) held its 2023 Edition in-person from October 12-15 at Regal Cinemas Union Square and online through FilmFestival+ until October 31st. NARRATIVE FEATURE AWARD WINNERS Grand Prix Award for Best...


Winners at Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma 52nd edition

FEATURE FILMS AWARDS   Saturday, October 14th, the Cinéma Impérial hosted the FNC Feature Film, FNC Explore and P'tits Loups Short Film Awards. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 52nd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma.   INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION  The 2023 ...

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Patrice Leconte and Awards ceremony reminder

The 16th edition of the CinEast Festival (5-22 October) is almost coming to an end but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the festival! First of all, don’t forget to reserve your place for the Prize Award Ceremony (link). Come also enjoy the Closing concert, and take part in the “final” of the CinEast 2023 charity project. The festival will also continue online on the platform – available until November 5.   AWARDS CEREMONY of t...


32nd Heartland International Film Festival Announces Winners & Presents $60,000 in Cash Prizes

Simón" and "We Dare To Dream" win $20,000 Grand Prizes. Matthew Modine honored with Pioneering Spirit Award. Audience Choice Awards include "Brave the Dark," "Rustin," "The Lionheart" and more. INDIANAPOLIS - The 32nd Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) announced the 2023 award winners and presented more than $60,000 in cash prizes to recipients at the Awards Presentation at The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, October 14. The 11-day...


Japanese filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi receives Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at 50th anniversary edition Film Fest Gent
  At the 50th edition of Film Fest Gent, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, one of Japan's greatest directors of the 21st century, was honoured with a Joseph Plateau Honorary Award, a prize that recognises the filmmaker's piercingly beautiful oeuvre, including ten features that are all showcases of his eloquent style. Hamaguchi received the award after a Creative Partnership Talk with composer Eiko Ishibashi at the WSA Film Music Days. On Friday afternoon, Film Fest Gent honoured d...


Honorary Award of the European Film Academy President and Board for Béla Tarr

On the occasion of the 36th European Film Awards on 9 December, the legendary director Béla Tarr will be presented with the Honorary Award of the Academy President and Board. With this award the European Film Academy wishes to pay special tribute to an outstanding director and a personality with a strong political voice, who is not only deeply respected by his colleagues but also celebrated by audiences world-wide. Béla Tarr is the sixth filmmaker to receive this recognition &nda...


European Film Academy Honours Vanessa Redgrave

European Lifetime Achievement Award for English Actress Photo: (c) GBA On the occasion of this year’s 36th European Film Awards and in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting the actress Dame Vanessa Redgrave with the EUROPEAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award for her outstanding body of work. Born in London, Vanessa Redgrave comes from a family of actors, a tradition that was started by her grandfather...


The 72nd IFFMH selects 16 participants for this year’s Cutting EdgeTalent Camp

This year, the Cutting Edge Talent Camp is being held for the fourth time as part of the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg. For this year’s edition of the mentoring programme, 16 promising young filmmakers who are working on their first or second feature film have been selected. ...



Tragic death of the great Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui and his wife.

"We have just learned of the tragic death of Iranian film director Dariush Mehrjui and his wife, both brutally murdered by thieves.  Dariush Mehrjui was president of the international jury at the 11th Vesoul IFF Asian Cinemas 2005. VIFFAC has presented many films by this great director: Bemani, Leila, The Cow, ...." RIP Jean-Marc Thérouanne,  Dariush Mehrjui and wife at 11th FICA Vesoul 2005 (photo credit archives FICA) ...


New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

April 16, 2024



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 Program, News Reports/Feature, Sports Program, Documentary, Entertainment Program, Entertainment Special, Craft Program, Promotion/Open & ID,  Craft Promotion/Open & ID, Streaming, Student, Films, Corporate Image, and Craft Films/Productions.





Fantasporto 2024

March 1-10,2024
Final deadline for shorts and features: November 30th 2023
The 44th edition of the PORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2024 will take place from March 1st till the 10th of 2024 at BATALHA CENTRO DE CINEMA
The Festival main purpose is screening and promoting films of quality, both aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking.
Submitted films must be portuguese premieres of films shot in 2023
 Regulations and Entry Form                            

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Global Entertainment Awards 



Early Bird deadline: December 31 2023

The Global Entertainment Awards honour the role marketing and promotion play in powering the entertainment industry. We celebrate the creative people around the world whose work drives us to want, play, watch and listen to entertainment.

7 Regions. 4 Consumer Entertainment Markets.

26 Awards Categories. Pricing

Early Bird Entry Deadline 31 December 2023.

Regional Winners announced February 2024.
Global Entertainment Awards Winners announced March 2024.


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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.

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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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Découvrez les membres du jury professionnel des Écrans Documentaire

   Après le rouge © Marie Sizorn / GREC / IUT de Corse (2023)   LE JURY PROFESSIONNEL 2023    Ils et elles décerneront le PRIX des Écrans Documentaires à l'un des quatorze films sélectionnés cette année. Les films de la sélection concourent également pour le PRIX PERSPECTIVE du Moulin d’Andé - CECI, le PRIX lycéen et pour la première fois, le PRIX Valdevy.   ..

Voici les cinq membres du jury documentaires de la prochaine édition du FIFMA !

Voici les jurys des cette prochaine édition, avec leur regard tout spécial sur la sélection 2023 !͏ FIFMA | 40ème édition | Jury Documentaire 2023 Impatients, nous ?   Oui nous sommes impatients de partager notre sélection de films avec le jury 2023. Quel plaisir de réunir chaque année cinq personnes issues de milieux professionnels différents, d'univers personnels variés, mais tous amoureux comme nous des mo...


L'IIM entre dans le top du classement mondial The Rookies

Le classement mondial 2023 de The Rookies a attribué la 10ème place à l’IIM Digital School  dans la catégorie "Top Creative Schools production Excellence - 3D Animation". L’école a reçu cette distinction grâce au court-métrage « le Chant des Vagues » réalisé par des étudiants. Actuellement diffusé dans des festivals à travers le monde, ce fil...


Patrice Leconte et rappel Cérémonie d’attribution des prix

La 16e édition du Festival CinEast (5-22 octobre) arrive bientôt à sa fin mais il y a encore de nombreuses occasions pour profiter du festival ! Tout d’abord, ne manquez pas de réserver votre place pour la Cérémonie d’attribution des prix (lien). Venez profiter aussi du concert de clôture, et participez au “final” du projet caritatif CinEast 2023. Le festival continuera également en ligne sur la plateforme ci...


Paramount+ lance en France le très attendu spin-off THE WALKING DEAD : DARYL DIXON

  Paramount+ annonce le lancement en France du très attendu spin-off THE WALKING DEAD : DARYL DIXON le 10 novembre, avec 2 épisodes au lancement puis 1 par semaine.    Alors qu'il espère trouver un moyen de rentrer chez lui, Daryl Dixon traverse une France post-apocalyptique dans laquelle il doit faire face à une horde de zombies d’un nouveau genre. Au fur et à mesure qu'il avance, les liens qu'il tisse en ...


Lumière 2023 : c'est l'apothéose

   Le beau temps est de retour, les séances battent leur plein et après la sublime Cérémonie de remise du Prix Lumière hier, place aujourd’hui au tournage de la Sortie d’usine version Wim Wenders. Et demain, rendez-vous tous à la Halle Tony Garnier avec Jean-Jacques Annaud et la version restaurée de son chef-d’œuvre Le Nom de la rose. C’est l’apothéose de Lumière 2023 !&nb...


Lancement du Festival SACRe : 10 ans d’expérimentations entre recherche et création

  Festival « pop-up » vivant et foisonnant, il réunira pour la première fois une quarantaine d’artistes-chercheurs du programme doctoral SACRe – PSL du 17 au 19 novembre à la Gaîté Lyrique.  + d'informations    L'inauguration officielle aura lieu la veille de l'ouverture du festival en présence de Sylvie Retailleau, Ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur et...


Lancement du festival des Gros Maux de Médecins du Monde

MÉDECINS DU MONDE LANCE LA PREMIÈRE ÉDITION DU FESTIVAL DES GROS MAUX  LES 3, 4 ET 5 NOVEMBRE À GROUND CONTROL (PARIS 12e)   Médecins du Monde, association indépendante médicale militante de solidarité internationale, organise pour la toute première fois un Festival d’art gratuit, engagé et ouvert à toutes et tous. Cet événement rassemble et transcende : générations, genre, origines, classes sociales et croyances pour mettre en avant le po...


La Nuit de la Glisse revient au Grand Rex

SAVE THE DATE LA NUIT DE LA GLISSE REVIENT AU GRAND REX A PARIS LE 16 NOVEMBRE 2023   L’avant-première parisienne de la Nuit de la Glisse, label et acteur majeur dans le domaine des sports de glisse et outdoor revient dans la mythique salle du Grand Rex le 16 novembre à 20h30. Evénement : Pour la première fois de son histoire, la Nuit de la Glisse sortira au cinéma le 17 novembre en simultanée dans toute l’Europe. La Nuit de...


Toute la programmation du Festival International du Film de Muret (11-19 nov 2023)

    FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE MURET     Le Festival International du Film de Muret, c'est le festival de la région toulousaine de films Art & Essai, ouverts sur le monde et en avant-première. Son format, unique en so...


Anne-Laure Brénéol reçoit le 8e Prix Fabienne Vonier au festival Lumière

Il y a beaucoup de gens qui ne sont jamais devant la caméra. Et parmi eux, beaucoup de femmes. Et parmi elles, il y avait Fabienne Vonier. En mémoire de cette formidable distributrice et productrice, cofondatrice de Pyramide, il a été décidé de célébrer les femmes de cinéma. Pour la qualité de son travail et la générosité et la cinéphilie avec laquelle elle excerce son métier de distributr...


FRANÇOIS ROLLIN "D’où vient le mal ? L’énigme enfin résolue… ou pas" LE LIVRE

  D’où vient le mal L’énigme enfin résolue… ou pas LE LIVRE de François Rollin !   Redoutant une décadence imminente ou même déjà présente, le professeur Rollin cherche courageusement l’origine du mal… Il cherche… Cherche encore… Et ne la trouve pas. En parallèle à sa carrière de comédien, de metteur en scène et de chroni...


Le palmarès de la 34e édition du Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck

INDIVISION Grand Prix du Festival 2023 Le palmarès de la 34e édition du Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch vient d’être révélé lors de la cérémonie de remise des prix qui s’est déroulée ce samedi 14 octobre à 18h. Le festival se poursuit dimanche toute la journée.        Communiqué de presse Fameck, le 14 octobre 2023 Palmarès 2023 ...


Parution de l’ouvrage : La justice au cinéma

  Lefebvre Dalloz, leader français de la connaissance juridique et fiscale, présente l’ouvrage La justice au cinéma, écrit par Thibault de Ravel d’Esclapon, maître de conférences HDR à l’Université de Strasbourg. Il offre une analyse passionnante de la justice et du droit au cinéma à travers 20 grands films du genre.   Lefebvre Dalloz 334 pages – 35 euros – ISBN : 978-2-247-22801-0 ...


Remise des Prix Jean Vigo reportée au 21 novembre 2023 !

En raison d’un préavis de grève et du risque de fermeture du Centre Pompidou, nous avons le regret de vous informer que la soirée du Prix Jean Vigo 2023 est reportée dans son ensemble au mardi 21 novembre 2023 à 19h30  . Prix Jean Vigo 2023 du court et du long métrage  . Hommage à Sophie Fillières  . Vigo d'honneur à Claire Simon .&n...

La sélection 2022 des Écrans Documentaires dévoilée!

L'équipe des Écrans Documentaires est heureuse de vous présenter la sélection premiers et seconds films de sa 26ème édition.    © Pyrale, Roxanne Gaucherand, Quartett Production SÉLECTION 2022  Rendez-vous du 16 au 22 Novembre           ...




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