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Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

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Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...  
 
 

Giornate degli Autori teams up with MyMovies and Isola Edipo: an online screening room and the new Lido screening space

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  Giornate degli Autori, in collaboration with Isola Edipo, is branching out on the Lido and beyond, offering festival goers the chance to see the films on its 2020 lineup in two other venues, in addition to the customary theaters at the Venice Film Festival. Its traditional Venetian Nights lineup, which supplements the Official Selection, has found a “home” at the Isola degli Autori, a brand-new, edgy venue for more screenings. It’s a theater holding 99 viewers a ston...
 
 

Venice Production Bridge Programme and details on the VGFM projects

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  VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE   The 77. Venice International Film Festival will get underway in just a few days time. With this mail we are pleased to send you the full programme of the upcoming Venice Production Bridge (VPB), organised by La Biennale di Venezia, as well as a FAQ. With a very large number of Industry professionals from across Europe expected to attend in-person, as well as a significant online participation from the VR sector from around th...
 

A Guide to Venice VR Expanded

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    Venice VR Expanded runs  September 2nd to 12th, 2020    All detailed information is available on the Venice Biennale website : www.labiennale.org. : https://www.labiennale.org/it/cinema/2020/venice-vr-expanded-web-section   3 different ways are available to access the Venice VR Expanded experience ·        Free Online Access ·        VR Accreditation Access to exclusive co...
 

Abel Ferrara awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2020 prize

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American director Abel Ferrara awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2020 prize   His new film Sportin’ Life to be presented Out of Competition   La Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the American director Abel Ferrara (Pasolini, Bad Lieutenant, King of New York) is the recipient of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award of the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2 - 12, 2020), dedicated to a persona...
 

American actor Matt Dillon confirmed in the International Jury for the Venezia 77 Competition with Cate Blanchett as president

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American actor Matt Dillon joins the members of the Venezia 77 Competition Jury at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (September 2 - 12, 2020). The Romanian director Cristi Puiu will no longer be a member of the Jury. The Venice Film Festival thanks Cristi Puiu for having accepted the appointment when it was offered, and for the sensibility he demonstrated in attempting to honour his commitment, even when unexpected difficulties arose.   Matt Dillon’s successful film care...
 

The Web Theatre at the 77th Venice Film Festival : 15 feature films from the Out of Competition, Orizzonti and Biennale College

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The Web Theatre at the 77th Venice Film Festival / 15 feature films from the Out of Competition, Orizzonti and Biennale College - Cinema sections to be made available online, including films by Lav Diaz, Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi, Uberto Pasolini, Giuseppe Pedersoli and Andrea Segre, among others / Tickets and web passes available from today, August 24th    Eight years after its start in 2012, the Web Theatre at the Venice International Film Festival is to retu...
 

Composer and musician Terence Blanchard announced as the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film award

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Composer and musician Terence Blanchard announced as the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film award of the 77th Venice Film Festival /   Oscar nominated and Grammy-winning composer of the original scores for a wide range of films by Spike Lee and other filmmakers, he also composed the score for One Night in Miami by Regina King Out of Competition at 77th Venice Film Festival   La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that the world renowned Oscar nomina...
 

 

Venice Production Bridge Panel Programme/ One-to-One Meetings and Sales Letter

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VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE: Panel Programme/ One-to-One Meetings and  Sales Letter   With the opening night of the 77. Venice International Film Festival less than two weeks away, we like to give you some additional information about the upcoming Venice Production Bridge (VPB), organised by La Biennale di Venezia. Every year, the Venice Production Bridge is an essential meeting point among the cinema, audiovisual and VR profession...

 

Better World Forum in Venice with Conference, Red Carpet Screening of The Cave, VIP Cocktail, Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony

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 What legacy are we leaving for future generation? September 4th: an exceptional event in Venice under the patronage of Italian ministry of Environment BETTER WORLD FORUM Ocean & Environment CINEMA FESTIVAL LA MOSTRA 77th edition, VENEZIA, Italy SEPTEMBER, 4th 2020 PALACE CA’ SAGREDO Masterclass Conference, Press Lunch, VIP Screening of THE CAVE, Red Carpet, VIP Cocktail, Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony, After Party King Baudouin Foundation Some ... 
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SAN SEBASTIAN 

 

Thirteen Festival titles will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award in San Sebastian

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A total of fourteen feature films, three short films, two series, one medium-length movie and a film at the production stage make up the Basque participation spread over different sections   Twenty-one titles – 14 feature films, three short films, two series, one medium-length movie and a film at the production stage – make up the Basque participation at the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition – spread over the Official Selection, New Directors, Zabaltegi-Tabak...
 

 

Kiyoshi Kurosawa to open Perlak with 'Wife of a Spy'

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  Maite Alberdi, Michel Franco, Eliza Hittman, Phyllida Lloyd, Maïwenn and Susanna Nicchiarelli join others to compete for the City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award Perlak will also screen the debut films by Yoon Dan-bi and Florian Zeller Among the nine titles in the section are works selected by festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Deauville and Sundance Wife of a Spy, by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, will open the Perlak section, which at the San Sebastian Festival’s 6...
 
 
 

‘ARZAK Since 1897’ to open Culinary Zinema

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The other world premieres in the section are ‘Camí lliure / Free Way (Vía libre)’ and ‘La receta del equilibrio’ The Festival will host the international premiere of ‘The Truffle Hunters’, screened at Sundance and included in the Cannes 2020 official selection Twelve renowned chiefs will participate in the themed dinners, which will take place at the Basque Culinary Center ...
 

 

Ziyang Zhou closes the Official Selection competition with ‘Wuhai’

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‘Spagat / Grand Écart’, by Christian Johannes Koch, is the last addition to New Directors Zabaltegi-Tabakalera is completed with the feature film ‘Simon Chama / Simon Calls’, by Marta Sousa Ribeiro    The film Wuhai, by the Chinese filmmaker Ziynag Zhou, will complete the list of films competing in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition, while Spagat / Grand Écart, by the Swiss moviemaker Christian Johann...
 

 

Nine productions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico to participate in Horizontes Latinos

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Amongst the candidates for the Horizontes Award are two world premieres and the same number of titles resulting from the Europe-Latin American Co-Production Forum and Films in Progress Nine productions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico with the participation of Germany, France and Spain will make up the Horizontes Latinos section of San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition...
 

 

Thirteen short films will participate in Nest, in a competition maintaining its format of physical attendance

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The selection has been made from amongst the 348 works submitted by 165 film schools in 49 countries     The XIX edition of Nest, San Sebastian Festival’s international competition for short films by film students, has selected thirteen short films from amongst the 348 submissions received from 165 schools in 49 countries. The chosen works, seven signed by male filmmakers an...
 

 

WIP Latam to present six films from Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay

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The San Sebastian Festival's new work in progress, which replaces the pioneering Films in Progress, will run online and physically on September 22, 23 and 24   Boreal by Federico Adorno (Paraguay - Mexico), Piedra Noche / Dusk Stone by Iván Fund (Argentina  - Chile), La Roya / The Rust by Juan  Sebastián Mesa (Colombia - France), El  empleado y...
 

 

Five projects on artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and mobile apps to compete in the Startup Challenge

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  The selected proposals, coming from Spain, the UK, Norway and Germany, will compete for an award of 10,000 euros, free access during the first year to an incubation space at one of the Business Innovation Centers (BICs) belonging to the Basque Country Technology Park Network and access to funding of up to 500,000 euros Zinemaldia & Technology will be held online on Friday, September 25, and will include the presentations of the five finalist projects and a masterclass   ...
 

 

11 productions competing for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award

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Eleven productions from Brazil, China, France, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Russia, the United Kingdom and Vietnam to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award Among the selected movies are several from the Festival’s work in progress projects A total of eleven productions from Brazil, China, France, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Russia, the United Kingdom and Vietnam will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award a...
 

 

Willem Dafoe to feature on the poster of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

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The poster was created by the San Sebastian studio Patio based on an image by the photographer Martin Schoeller The North American actor Willem Dafoe (Appleton, Wisconsin, 1955) will feature on the poster of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition, to run from September 18-26. In 2018 the Festival launched a new line of posters with a composition combining photography and illustration and presided over by a figure from contemporary cinema. The actress Isabelle Huppert opened the serie...
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TORONTO 

 

2020 Toronto International Film Festival Film and Conference schedules are out!

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    The Industry Conference and official film schedule have been announced. Check out the powerful sessions planned across Master Classes, Dialogues, and Perspectives, plus a Special Industry Event with Aaron Sorkin! The Press & Industry screening schedule for the 50 films in Official Selection is now available. Industry Selects and private screening schedule to come. ...
 

 

TIFF announces additional exciting programming: Darren Aronofsky...

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TIFF announces additional exciting programming Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg, Darren Aronofsky, Charles Officer, and more light up Special Events, talks and Best of TIFF Film Reunions presented by Bell    TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today additional TIFF programming for audiences to enjoy as part of the Festival this year. Newly confirmed Special Events, talks and Best of TIFF Film Reunions presented by Bell enhance the audience experience for TIF...
 

 

TIFF's 2020 Industry Conferences promises candid conversations and exciting perspectives

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Talent Development Initiatives take centre stage with Filmmaker Lab, Talent Accelerator,  and TIFF Fellows TIFF announced today a detailed look at the 2020 Industry Conference. The five-day event, taking place September 10–14 during the Festival, will inspire and incite discussions for creative and business entrepreneurship. The Conference is an inspiring professional development opportunity for delegates to experience high-profile speakers, intimate conversations, provocativ...
 

 

Women take centre stage at TIFF 2020

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Tracey Deer honoured with Emerging Talent Award and global Share Her Journey campaign to be celebrated with FREE virtual public In Conversation With... Halle Berry event, all-female Rising Stars participants, and a newly announced Micki Moore Writer-in-Residence Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced Beans director Tracey Deer as the recipient of the TIFF Emerging Talent Award, presented by L’Oréal Paris and supported by MGM. This is the latest in a s...
 

 

2020 Toronto International Film Festival announces Industry Selects and Conference

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The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10–19. Registration will close on September 2 at 11:59pm EDT.   In addition to the 50 films in Official Selection, professionals will now be able to access even more content from the comfort of their own homes. This includes films that are part of our new TIFF Industry Selects distinction, which presents up to 30 highly anticipated and carefully chosen international sales titles. These titles will be announced in an upcom...
 

 

Terence Blanchard to receive TIFF Variety Artisan Award at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards

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  Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, announced today that Academy Award–nominated and six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard will be honoured with the TIFF Variety Artisan Award at this year’s TIFF Tribute Awards. The award recognizes a distinguished creative who has excelled at their craft and made an outstanding contribution to cinema and entertainment. The TIFF Tribute Awards will be broadcast on Tuesday, September 15, at 8pm ET/PT on...

 

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FILMS IN FOCUS ...

 

 

The World Premiere “Puppy Love” by Michael Maxxis to open the 27th Edition of the Oldenburg International Film Festival

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Michael Maxxis' feature debut “Puppy Love” will open the 27th Edition of the Oldenburg International Film Festival. The Canadian drama starring Hopper Jack Penn and Paz de la Huerta will celebrate its world premiere in Oldenburg. The 27th Oldenburg International Film Festival opens with another world premiere in Official Competition. Canadian filmmaker Michael Maxxis will be coming to Oldenburg with his feature debut “Puppy Love” and will celebrate the world...
 

 

 

Naughty-nice P*SS OFF, I LOVE YOU airs at Dances With Films & is funny

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Has anyone else ever had the thought that only Australians want to make, or star in, or direct, American TV shows and movies these days? Add your own el-oh-el to that one, but P*SS OFF, I LOVE YOU is a semi-zany series from an American who sounds like an Aussie, Jessie McCormack, that will stream at the upcoming Dances with Films (DWF) fest from Aug. 27 through Sept. 6. Hey, just for the record, for this reviewer? It is, well, act...
 
 

 

 

Steve McQueen's Mangrove to open LFF 2020

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The 64th BFI London Film Festival s is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Film will be Mangrove, directed by the multi-award-winning visual artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, starring Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes and Malachi Kirby.   Marking 50 years since the events depicted in the film, Mangrove tells the true story of the Mangrove 9, the group of Black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and...
 

 

No Fossil on Fire in AMMONITE: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan Do it Differently

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent With Céline Sciamma’s French movie PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE in 2019, some felt the stark same-sex love story, a period piece, was too ‘powerful’ for mainstream audiences. Thus, the film was passed over for worldwide competition even by home country France. Now there is another costume drama with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan on offer that eerily parallels the love among outlier women. Director Francis Lee’s tak...
 
 
 

ACTION VIDEO: Care for a good dose of adrenalin with testosterone on the side?

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Top Upcoming Action Movies 2020 & 2021 Full Trailer Compilation Included in this compilation are Tenet, Top Gun 2: Maverick, Unhinged, Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, The King's Man, The Batman, Free Guy, Mulan, Greenland, X-Men: The New Mutants, Morbius, Train to Busan 2: Peninsula, Jungle Cruise and Ghostbusters 3: Afterlife. Subscribe ➤ http://abo.yt/ki | More https://KinoCheck.com  ...
 
 
 

AFI & Universal: FREE BLACKKKLANSMAN, GET OUT, GIRLS TRIP, LOVING, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON thru 8/30 for BLM

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Seven years ago, our lives were changed with a new movement inspired (sadly) by violence, and there are three women at the heart of what we now know as hashtag "Black Lives Matter" or #BLM, which is raging in the streets of America and around the world right now in media coverage. This is from the only real source: "In 2013, three radical Black organizers — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — created...
 
 

"terroir" to have UK premiere in London with Portobello Film Festival!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the Portobello Film Festival in London for September 8th, 2020. This will be the film's UK premiere. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton &...
 

 

"terroir" selected to Visualizame!

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"terroir" has been accepted to Visualizame in Segovia, Spain for October 10th, 2020. "terroir" is a musical documentary about the mother-child relationship and how it can sometimes influence our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society. Helmed/written and produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, the film was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & Peru, IL USA, Font Romeu, France and Vilafranc...
 

 

World Cinema Fund announces new funding recommendations, Start of WCF ACP and First WCF Europe

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World Cinema Fund Berlinale World Cinema Fund: 14 New Funding Recommendations, Start of WCF ACP and First WCF Europe - TFL Audience Design Award   In the 32nd jury meeting of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF), the juries made a total of 14 funding recommendations with respect to projects from Argentina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Egypt, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Senegal, Turkey and Venezuela. The funding totalled 395,000 Euros.   Since 2004, the B...
 

 

Overview of the US business for the week of August 24.

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Overview for the week of August 24th.  We celebrate the return of studio wide releases and weekend box office reports, thanks to our partners at Comscore. The top earner in theatres this weekend was Unhinged, the road-rage thriller from Solstice Studios starring Russell Crowe. It generated over $4M while playing on 1,823 screens across North America, making it the top opening for any film in the Domestic market over the last five months.  Be sure to watch our new video featur...
 
 
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FESTIVALS IN FOCUS 

 

SFFILM Announces Date and Format for 2020 SFFILM Awards Night Celebration

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 Online Edition of SFFILM’s Annual Awards Season Event Highlighting Excellence in Film Will Take Place December 9 SFFILM has announced that SFFILM Awards Night, its annual fundraiser and awards season celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking, will take place on Wednesday, December 9. The organization’s highly regarded awards show will shift from its traditional seated dinner and onstage presentation format to a dynamic live-streamed showcase. “This year ...
 

 

“The Barefoot Emperor” to Open 11th Odesa International Film Festival

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The film by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth is to be screened on the first day of the festival The Belgian, Dutch, Bulgarian and Croatian co-produced comedy “The Barefoot Emperor'' will serve as the opening film of the 11th Odesa International Film Festival. Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s film continues the topic set by the couple’s previous film, “King of the Belgians”, which received the Grand Prix at the 8th OIFF. “The Barefoot Emp...
 

 

Browse 110+ curated films and 40+ interviews with filmmakers at Bozeman virtual Fest

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  BZN VIRTUAL IS HERE! Browse 110+ curated films and 40+ interviews with filmmakers and creatives today! Haven't bought your pass yet? You can buy it right now.  Don't forget...veterans, first responders, and the greater Bozeman community receives 25% off with the code "BZN2020"! Buy Your Pass     EXPLORE BZN'S VIRTUAL P...
 

 

Announcing the Official Lineup of 2020 Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco Program

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Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran, which showcases independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world, will present a record-breaking 50 films at its 13th annual event.  The films range from fiction, documentary, animation, short....to music video. *  www.IranianFilmFestival.org   ...
 

 

Lost Girls selected at upcoming Hobnobben Film Festival

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At Hobnobben Film Festival, we aim to champion unique and diverse storytellers. Our 5th annual festival will be held October 23rd -25th at Cinema Center, a 501c3 non-profit art-house theater, located in the downtown Fort Wayne arts district. Cinema Center’s mission is to provide unique opportunities to explore our world through the art of film, and Hobnobben allows us the opportunity to do this – like whoa. Fort Wayne is a great place to live, a great place to visit and a great ...
 

 

FILMART Online kicks off today for a 4 day virtual market experience

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         Creating opportunities for global entertainment industry   Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Film and Television Fair | Online (FILMART Online) opens today and continues through 29 August, creating business opportunities for the global entertainment industry in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The four-day virtual content marketplace brings together more than 670 exhibitors from 38 count...
 

 

2020 Global Peace Film Festival Film Guide is loive; PASSES NOW ON SALE

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The film lineup and guide for the 2020 virtual Global Peace Film Festival is now live and can be seen here. The festival will screen all films online from Sept. 21 to Oct. 4.  Passes for the festival are now available for purchase.   ...
 

 

The 27th Oldenburg International Film Festival announces first program highlights.

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27th Oldenburg International Film Festival September 16 - 20, 2020   World Premieres Dominate as Oldenburg Honors Discoveries Amidst Crisis while Hosting “Living Room Gala” Premieres and pays homage to film fans.  This year's program features an record number of world premieres by exciting filmmakers. First highlights of this year's program World premieres and debut films dominate the program of the 27th Oldenburg International Film ...
 

 

Amazing Films at 15th Annual Film Fest Sept. 24-27     ​ 

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Click for Schedule and Ticketing Info   OPENING NIGHT FILMS September 24 Wake Up by Olivia Wilde Sundance Film Beast Beast             Short film: Wake Up (10:16) USA; Olivia Wilde; Florida Premiere   In a short film directed by Olivia Wilde, Margaret Qualley stars as a woman awakened to a world she doesn't recognize, one...
 

 

The 12th Annual Hola México Film Festival will Take Place Virtually

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The 12th Annual Hola México Film Festival to Take Place Virtually In-Partnership with PANTAYA September 11-20 during Hispanic Heritage Month   Unveils Official Poster by México City-based Muralist Mauricio Groenewold González   Opening film “Chicuarotes” by the Renowned Mexican Actor, Director, and Producer Gael Garcia Bernal   Providing Cinephiles the Opportunity to Watch the Best in Mexican Cinema While Staying Safe at Home, for an I...
 

 

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2020 program will be online

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Keeping our guests safe and sound is a top priority for us, so we have decided to move the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2020 program entirely online. For the last week in November, global film industry representatives will be invited to apply for access to all events, project pitches and films regardless of their geographical location. Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the industry strand affiliated to Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has decided to move online comp...
 

 

Zurich Film Fest offers carte blanche for 5 other festivals presenting one film from each

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In a sign of solidarity for other Swiss film festivals that were unable to implement their physical edition, the Zurich Film Festival offers Nyon, Locarno, Neuchâtel, Basel and Freiburg a carte blanche to present a film as part of the ZFF’s “Solidarité Festivals” initiative. The 5 films will be presented personally by each of the festival’s respective directors.         ...
 

Canadian titles at FNC Montreal

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QUEBEC/CANADA TITLES PREMIERING AT THE FNC The 49th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) will adopt an evolving format with online and in-person screenings. The FNC, true to form, is pleased to announce that a number of outstanding titles from Quebec and Canada will be joining the lineup. This year, our vibrant national film industries will be represented by new works from Festival regulars Bruce LaBruce, Simon Lavoie, Olivier Godin and Mike Hoolboom, along with...
 

The 33rd International Film Festival for Children and Youth (ICFF) goes virtual

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  Rules & Regulations Due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the International Film Festival for Children and Youth (ICFF) will be held virtually from October 18th to 23rd, 2020 organised by the Iranian Organisation of Cinema and Audiovisual Affairs, Farabi Cinema Foundation and the Municipality of Isfahan.  OFFICIAL SECTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL: 1- IRANIAN CINEMA COMPETITION Feature Films Best Film Award Best Director Award Best Scr...
 
 
 

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces program for online festival, FIN Stream September 17-24

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FIN Atlantic International Film Festival today announced the program for its new online festival, FIN Stream. Featuring 114 films in 53 screenings along with other special events, the festival will be presented from Halifax and accessible virtually throughout Atlantic Canada, September 17 to 24.  “To say 2020 has been an unusual year would be an understatement and, back in January as we began plans for our 40th Anniversary celebratory Film Festival, we had no idea it w...
 

 

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), announced today the virtual public programming for the 42nd IFP Week

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Guest Speakers include Anthony Bregman, Antonio Campos, Damien Chazelle, Gina Duncan, Channing Godfrey Peoples, Ted Hope, Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss, Dawn Porter, Kristine Stolakis, Kim A. Snyder, Veena Sud, Phillip Youmans and more.  “Spotlight” Conversation Series with Radha Blank, Kirsten Johnson and more. The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), announced today the virtual public programming for the 42nd IFP Week, taking place virtually Sunday, September 20th&nbs...
 

 

Berlinale 2021: Festival Planned as Physical Event while EFM goes hybrid

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  The Berlin International Film Festival has made its first decisions for the 2021 festival. The Berlinale 2021 is being planned as a physical festival. A hybrid model is intended for the European Film Market (EFM). The implementation of the Festival and Market will take place in accordance with the then-applicable rules and regulations, thus ensuring the greatest possible security for all guests. Adjustments in the festival structure, the film programming and the total number of invite...
 

 

Lavazza Drive-In Nights Set to Launch in Vaughan and Markham Canada

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  The ICFF, presented by IC Savings, is bringing their popular Drive-In movie series to the City of Vaughan and Markham from August 31st - September 4th at the Chateau Le Jardin and Markham Fair Grounds. In  partnership with CHIN Radio/TV and the Italian Embassy of Ottawa in Canada, ICFF will feature their ‘Focus on Italy’ program, and the winner of the 2020 Lavazza Drive-In Film Festivals People’s Choice Award.   Vaughan/Markham – ICFF, presented by ...
 

 

Live from our partner Beyond Borders: the curtain of the 5th International Documentary Festival Castellorizou opened

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The "Beyond Borders" International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo, opened its gates yesterday, Sunday, August 23th, 2020, with an impressive Opening Ceremony which for the fifth consecutive year welcomed artists, creators, journalist and spectators to the island with an incredible celebration focusing on the love for documentaries, history and culture. The ceremony was presented by the Festival’s flow manager Tasos Giapoutzis, while the Festival’s Artistic Director...
 

 

Berlinale 70 full Coverage report

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Video COVERAGE with 113 interviews...     Photo Coverage on our facebook page   Berlinale and EFM coverage with contributions from  Claus Mueller, Alex Deleon, Laurie Gordon, Cyril Melcher, Lindsay Belinger and Bruno Chatelin   Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian interviewed by C.M. Rubin, In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian say cinemas are still c...
 

 

DX2020 SNEAK PEAK With just eight weeks until Double Exposure, we’re excited to share a preview of the sessions and speakers who will shape our sixth edition. More workshops, master classes, new investigative films and one-on-one meetings are just the beginning of this...The 54th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Call for Entries...
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The 54th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival will officially open for entries August 15th! WorldFest offers competition for Shorts, Documentaries, Feature Films, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on the Silver Screens of the wonderful Memorial City Cinemark Theatres, with over 1,000 international filmmakers attending the 10-day International Film Festival from 75 Nations!   The year 2020 will go down in history as the stra...
 

 

Submit with 50% discount to our partner festival: The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLO Film Fest)

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The festival will take place MARCH 9TH-14TH 2021 Hurry up...  be among the first ten submitters using the code FILMFESTCOM21 to receive a filmfreeway 50% waiver code! The SLO Film Fest team is now reviewing strategies for the coming year and discussing new “out of the box” ways to move forward as we all navigate the COVID-19 challenges together. A MAJOR THANK YOU to our loyal and dedicated sponsors who are rolling with the cancellation of this ye...
 
 
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AWARDS WATCH 

Isabelle has won an Accolade Global Film Competition Award!

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Rob Heydon (USA), Isabelle wins the Award of Excellence: Film Feature   Season: August 2020     Winning an Accolade is something you and your entire team can be proud of!  Our judges base their decisions on the quality, creativity and technical aspects of each piece.  The award appropriately reflects the endless hours you and your team have spent to create your outstanding production!  Congratulations on your achievement!   https://www.f...
 

 

Dead on Arrival wins an Accolade Award of Excellence: Film Feature

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Dead on Arrival  has won an Accolade Global Film Competition Award!   ****************************************************** Season: August 2020 Stephen Sepher (USA), Dead on Arrival Award of Excellence: Film Feature     ******************************************************   The award appropriately reflects the endless hours you and your team have spent to create your outstanding production!  Congratulations on your achievement! https://www.faceboo...
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PARTNERS FESTIVAL AND MARKET NEWS  

16th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 20-24, 2021) calling for entry

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Call for entry MBIFF 16 now open     October 2, 2020 Earlybird Deadline I November 20, 2020 Regular Deadline I December 11, 2020 Late Deadline  I December 31, 2020 Extended Deadline I  

The MBIFF is a World Class Event.

Submissions end December 31st,  20éà, submit through filmfreeway.com, or through the festivals website, myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com
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.

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New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF)

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August 31, 2020  Earlybird Deadline 

The New York City Independent Film Festival (a.k.a. NYC Independent Film Festival, NYCIndieFF) is an annual film festival held in New York City. It was founded in 2009 by Dennis Cieri and Bonnie Rush. The festival has screened over 1,800 movies from 81 different countries since it began in 2010.

The Festival is focused on low budget and emerging, yet overlooked filmmakers, bringing their talent to culturally enrich the NYC community. The Festival aims to create the largest gathering of true indie filmmakers.

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

With a new section: the Covid-19 Diaries: tell us your story of hope and survival during the Corona lockdown. Short under 10 minutes

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 May 16 - May 23, 2021.

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Your Script Produced competition
Season 2
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August 31, 2020 Late Deadline

Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00.

We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Winners will be promoted in the Variety Magazine and THR!

Open to writers of all levels. 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form.

WE DON’T SET YOU UP WITH MEETING AFTER MEETING. WE DON’T SELL YOU DREAMS. WE DON’T SELL YOU HOPE.

WE PRODUCE YOUR SCRIPT!

PERIOD.

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
October 3 - 8, 2020

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The 2nd edition of the festival returns in October 2020  in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

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VIDEO: Academy Dialogues: The Power of Narrative with Whoopi Goldberg & Bryan Stevenson

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A conversation with Academy Governor Whoopi Goldberg and civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, on how narrative storytelling is at the heart of recovery in addressing racial and ethnic inequity. This conversation touches on the need for Hollywood to own its place as the historic purveyor of hurtful tropes and storylines that led to harmful imagery and stereotypes about ethnically and racially diverse communities. How will Hollywood...
 

 

VIDEO: Academy Dialogues: Native Son with Lee Daniels & Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Listen as Oscar®-nominated director Lee Daniels and Oscar-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney discuss their personal and professional journeys navigating the film industry as Black gay men. Emil Wilbekin, founder of Native Son, moderates the discussion. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the launch of a new series of virtual panels for members and the public, as a part of its Academy Aperture 2025 equity and inclusion initiative, called &ldq...
 

 

LOVING Ruth Negga’s powerful POV for BLACK STORIES MATTER

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent “I just could not believe my mere existence was such a problem for people,” is how actor Ruth Negga explains her personal POV that is infused in the movie LOVING, co-starring Joel Edgerton. LOVING is screening now for free as part of AFI Movie Club’s “Black Stories Matter” series. Negga expands on her views, and mentions that only “in 1967” did it become legal for parents like hers to be wed. Here’...
 

 

We will miss Darryl Macdonald a brillant festival director leaves the circuit

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Darryl Macdonald was the first Artistic Director for The Palm Springs International Festival, and instilled a love and appreciation for filmmaking that carries on to this day. When he returned to lead the organization in 2003, he was instrumental in defining our festivals as one of the best in the world, bringing his infectious passion to the staff, the filmmakers, and the Palm Spring community. The mark he left behind was indelible, and we are mixed with sadness and gratitude as we mourn all ...
 

 

 

Jack Thompson at 80: A Sydney Film Festival Tribute, presented by David Stratton

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JACK THOMPSON AT 80: A TRIBUTE RAISING FUNDS FOR THE INDIGENOUS-OWNED AND RUN HEALTH SERVICE PURPLE HOUSE 31 AUGUST - 6 SEPTEMBER   Next week, we’re celebrating the work of iconic Australian actor Jack Thompson – just in time for his 80th birthday! David Stratton has selected three classic Australian features to mark the actor’s milestone birthday and 50+ years in the industry. The three films – Breaker Morant, Sunday Too Far Away&nbs...
 
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"THE BEST FOR FESTS : ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION

IRIS by Diana Rodriguez

USA - Fantastic drama thriller: 104 minutes - first feature film

Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black) stars as the eponymous Iris, and gives an outstanding lead performance as this tortured soul dreadfully awaiting the death of her Aunt Adelaide, played by Mary Looram (Like Father, Braid). As Aunt Adelaide slowly withers away in hospice, Iris continues her day to day routines of working in an antique shop, and scrolling online for connections through an online dating app. However, Iris has an ulterior motive behind her digital search for suitors, and it’s not love. Iris has a hunger, and she needs to feed. On every date she goes on, she sizes her match up and determines their strength of character on a criteria of what she considers basic human decency. And if any of her dates fail to meet her standards, then that’s the end of them. They’re dinner. That’s just how Iris operates.

But complications arise when Iris meets Tom, played by Grant MacDermott (Hustlers, Mr. Robot), at a support group meeting for people dealing with the lingering effects of grief. Tom is a good hearted man coping with crippling trauma. As their chaste relationship develops, Iris is confounded by a debilitating emotional dilemma. She yearns for the love she once lost, but recognizes the potential in having a strong bond with Tom. Unfortunately, her primal nature exposes itself in the heat of lust, causing her deep seated vampirism to emerge and overtake her instincts. So she can never truly express her true feelings to Tom without it resulting in his death. What’s a timeless girl to do in the big city?

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LOST GIRLS by Julia Verdin

USA, 107 minutes, June 2020

One girl’s nightmare. A nationwide reality.

After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and her family after her ordeal. Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers - no matter the cost.

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Sixteen-year-old Angie Morgan feels like her parents don’t understand her. After she is befriended by the charming and handsome Mario, everything seems to change for the better. He understands her desire to be a musician and promises to help her fulfill her dreams. However, her innocent, suburban life is upended when Mario lures her away to sell her to a local sex trafficking ring.

Angie is shocked and scared at her new found situations but clings to the belief that Mario loves her and that they will eventually both escape.  When it becomes clear to her that this will never happen, Angie is so overcome with shame and remorse for the life she is now trapped in and all seems hopeless.

When her closest friend and fellow victim, Zoe, finds out that Angie is about to be sold and shipped off to Miami, Zoe finds a way for them to escape. They make a desperate run for it. Angie escapes, but Zoe is not so lucky. Alone and heartbroken for her friend still imprisoned by their traffickers, Angie returns home to find that “normal” life is now anything but normal.

Burdened by her severe PTSD and guilt, Angie shies away from both her family and the police.  She is terrified that her traffickers will return for her (or worse, her little sister) if she provides any information to the police. 

Luckily, Angie meets Rachel, a sex trafficking survivor turned caseworker, who is desperately searching for the girl who was in her care but taken back by her traffickers: Zoe. As Rachel lends her strength, Angie begins to consider standing up to the traffickers, and after witnessing brutal murders and mutilations of other girls at hands of the traffickers, Angie considers standing up to the traffickers.

Will Angie’s fear hold her back? Or will she persevere to protect her family and help rescue Zoe and the others? 

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FINDING MANNY by Kacey Cox

Canada, 56 minutes documentary, june 2020

The chance discovery of an online article sends a Holocaust survivor on an unexpected trip to visit the orphanage where he was rescued to after the war.
 
Manny Drukier narrowly escaped the war by jumping from a “death train” at age 16, finding refuge at a unique home for orphans and displaced children. 71 years later, Manny—who lives in Toronto—is tracked down by a German researcher who has dedicated a decade of her life to locating the surviving children from the home. She invites Manny to return to the orphanage, which has since become a grade school, to share his story with the next generation. Manny must now revisit the places of his darkest memories, to reconcile the past and educate the future.

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BLUE MOTEL Award winning script by Ted Campbell
Feature film in production by Doval Bacall Films

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Grand Winner Your Script Produced season 1  Platinum Remi Award WorldFest Houston

When his bank robber father injured in a recent heist seeks refuge at the desolate motel where he works, a motel clerk is forced to confront the truth behind a botched heist from his past.

Originally from Boston, Mass, Ted Campbell is a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtful, character driven thrillers. Ted will direct his heist thriller "Underground" with producer Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International. His contained, crime thriller “Blue Motel” won the Grand Prize in Your Script Produced screenplay competition. Ted will direct “Blue Motel” with Doval Bacall Films producing. Ted is a member of ISA’s Development Program. And was named to ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch list.

Ted finds inspiration in the works of the great noir writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald as well as his screenwriting idols Scott Frank, Shane Black, Tony Gilroy and Richard Wenk.

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SAVING NORTH - A RUSSIAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by J Mitchell Johnson

Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 Director's cut: 79 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. As Davies meets and becomes friends with the some of his Russian photo subjects, he finds himself getting emotionally involved with their struggle. He decides to put down his camera and get involved with church restoration.

Early on in our story Davies befriends the famed Russian architect Alexander Popov who is deeply involved in working to preserve and share with the world the beauty and value of these ancient structures. Popov has uniquely discovered and reinvigorated both the tools and processes that restore life back to the North. But it’s an uphill battle against strong and powerful forces.

Together, Davies and Popov uncover the circumstances that led to the demise of the churches, and then join a small but growing group of passionate Russian citizens and outsiders from all walks of life who join the cause of Saving North.

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SEKURITAS written and directed by Carmen Stadler

Romantic dark comedy 117 minutes 2019 Switzerland

Starring Kathrin Veith, Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Jeanne Devos, Daniel Kasztura, Vilmar Bieri, This Maag

First feature film by Swiss director Carmen Stadler, produced by Claudia Wick for Abrakadabra Films AG

An office complex wishes for a love story before demolition. It chooses the lonely misfits for this story; those who go through security rounds at night, scrub toilets, experiment with recipes or rehearse their final speech. A poetic and twisted kaleidoscope that centers around desire, security and melodious noises which move through the entire fabric of the building.

 

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Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.
 

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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA, directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
 
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - filmfestivals.com Best for Fest"

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018
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Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for” Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, Sharkwater: Extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction is a follow up to his first two award-winning films, Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.

Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés
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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 ...
 

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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

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Les films qui ont une densité spirituelle évidente mettent souvent en scène le voyage, l’itinéraire initiatique, mais aussi la souffrance qu’implique de quitter sa terre, ses racines, son pays, son existence. On se rend compte, avec Les raisins de la colère que la modernité a constitué le terreau indispensable de la modernité liquide (Zygmunt Baumann). Le film est en effet réalisé en 1940, bien avant que la phi...
 

La Source (Jungfrukällan) d’Ingmar Bergman (Suède, 1960)

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Bruno Chatelin raconte l'histoire du lancement du film Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes

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Interview video de Bruno Chatelin pendant le Festival de Cannes (virtuel) 2020! L'histoire du lancement du film Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes que j adore raconter car c est l un des plus beaux contes de fées qu il ma été donné de rencontrer dans ma carière de distributeur de films! Une voie royale ouverte par Cannes qui a conduit le film et son réalisateur, John Singleton, jusqu 'aux Oscars... The Boyz'n The Hood launch in Cannes tol...
 

 

Le NO FRONTIERS FESTIVAL revient pour sa troisème édition parisienne

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NO FRONTIERS FESTIVAL, C'EST QUOI ? NO FRONTIERS FESTIVAL est un événement solidaire et convivial qui allie art, culture et engagement social pour la cause migratoire. Après le succès des deux premières éditions, le festival revient lors d'une journée unique : ateliers, danse, concerts, performances ! Porté par les étudiants de l'IESA arts&culture, futurs professionnels du spectacle vivant, de l'art co...
 

 

Les coups de coeur canadiens du prochain Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (FNC)

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<     Le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (FNC), dont la 49e édition sera évolutive en ligne et en présentiel, est heureux d’annoncer que de nombreux titres québécois et canadiens viendront, comme chaque année, agrémenter sa programmation.  Toujours très dynamique, la production nationale sera entre autres représentée cette année par les nouvelles œuvres des hab...
 

 

Grand Corps Malade, président du jury de l'Antigone d'or au Cinemed

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Crédit photo Yann Orhan La première visite de Grand Corps Malade au Cinemed en 2016 fut un moment magique. C’était à l’Opéra Berlioz, plein à craquer, la toute première rencontre de son premier film Patients avec le public. Beaucoup de premières fois pour cette projection comme il en existe peu, où la grâce et la connivence avec les spectateurs s’installent avec naturel, comme une évid...
 

 

« Rising Phoenix » : Les Jeux Paralympiques racontés sur Netflix...Le Prince Harry témoigne...

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« Rising Phoenix » : Les Jeux Paralympiques racontés sur Netflix...Le Prince Harry témoigne... Ce mercredi 26 août, à un an des Jeux Paralympiques de Tokyo et quatre ans des Jeux Paralympiques de Paris, Netflix lancera, dans 190 pays, un documentaire inédit d’une heure 45 dédié au mouvement paralympique : « Rising Phoenix ». Neuf athlètes internationaux, dont le français Jean-Baptiste Al...
 

 

Découvrez le trailer du Festival Musical Écran 2020 !

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  Musical Ecran - Festival international de documentaires musicaux revient pour une sixième édition du 6 au 13 septembre 2020 ! Plus de 25 expériences musicales à vivre dans les salles obscures ! Programmation complète sur www.bordeauxrock.com Crédit musique : "Sexual Sportswear" de Sébastien Tellier Album : Sexuality Label : Record Makers Montage vidéo : Aubérie Vantomme. ...
 

 

FIFMA la 37ème édition se tiendra du 3 au 6 décembre 2020 à Autrans

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"Volte-faces" sera le thème de la prochaine édition du Festival international du film de montagne d’Autrans ! Voici un premier communiqué de presse (consultable ci-dessous) pour annoncer les dates, et le thème de cette 37ème édition. Une sélection toujours singulière, des séances spéciales, des rendez-vous littéraires et un thème qui réunira le public autour d’expositions et de...

Vanessa Paradis sera présidente du jury du Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville 2020.

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  Pour cette 46e édition, elle sera entourée de :  Yann Gonzalez (Réalisateur & scénariste) Zita Hanrot (Comédienne) Delphine Horvilleur (Auteure, conférencière & rabbin) Vincent Lacoste (Comédien) Mounia Meddour (Réalisatrice & scénariste) Sylvie Pialat (Productrice) Bruno Podalydès (Réalisateur, scénariste & comédi... 
 

SOUTERRAIN de Sophie Dupuis en ouverture du FNC de Montréal

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      DÉVOILEMENT DU FILM D'OUVERTURE ET DE CLÔTURE DE LA 49E ÉDITION Le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (FNC), dont la 49e édition sera évolutive, en ligne et en présentiel, est très heureux d’annoncer que SOUTERRAIN de Sophie Du...
 
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 12/08/2020 au 18/08/2020

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Impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 18 Aout

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Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma.   ...
 

 

La 35ème édition du FIFF de Namur s’ouvrira avec le premier long métrage belge UNE VIE DEMENTE

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  La 35ème édition du FIFF de Namur s’ouvrira avec le premier long métrage belge UNE VIE DEMENTE du talentueux tandem Ann Sirot et Raphaël Balboni !   Pour cette édition anniversaire pas comme les autres, le FIFF Namur s’ouvrira avec le premier long métrage belge UNE VIE DEMENTE du tandem Ann Sirot et Raphaël Balboni, en présence de l’équipe du film. On le sait, ce 35ème FIFF s...
 

 

Palmarès du 12e Festival Les Percéides

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  Percé, le 20 août 2020. C’est au cours d’une cérémonie qui s’est tenue au Ciné-Parc Paradiso en Gaspésie qu’a été dévoilé le palmarès du 12e Festival international de cinéma et d’art de Percé. C’est le film islandais Brumes d’Islande de Hlynur Palmason qui est lauréat du grand prix du jury. Le prix du meilleur documentaire est allé au long m...
 

 

Le festival FIFDA s'adapte et lance sa dixième édition en ligne du 4 au 6 septembre 2020

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    20 films pour explorer l'histoire de l'Afrique et de sa diaspora & Un hommage à Black Lives Matter.  À la suite des déclarations du gouvernement dans le cadre de la crise sanitaire actuelle, et afin de participer à l’effort collectif de lutte contre le COVID-19, le Festival International de Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) annonce que sa dixième édition ne se produira pas sous sa forme hab...
 

 

7e Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême via Brides-les-Bains du 1er au 4 octobre

 
Décidément, Brides-les-Bains est le plateau préféré du petit et du grand écran ! Cet automne, la station thermale savoyarde accueille festival du film et équipes de tournage. Dès le 28 septembre, Line Renaud sera de retour pour enregistrer la suite de Meurtres à Brides-les-Bains. Du 1er au 4 octobre, avant-premières françaises et films récompensés à Angoulême rythmeront la 7e édition du...

Cinespaña 2020

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Cinespaña 25e, du 2 au 11 octobre 2020   Cinespaña est l’évènement culturel qui permet chaque année au public de la métropole toulousaine et de la région Occitanie-Pyrénées/Méditerranée, de découvrir le cinéma espagnol.   Avec une programmation riche et variée : une compétition de longs-métrages de fiction et de documentaires, un panorama des meilleures productions ...
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For more details, visit filmfestivals.com, email bruno@filmfestivals.com

 

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