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Weekly newsletter N° 949

Featuring news from: Sundance, San Sebastian, Venice,  Oscars, Rotterdam, Cesar, ATF,  Chandler, Garden State, Tallinn Black Nights,  Göteborg, IFFI GOA, French Riviera, Lost World Paleochora, San Francisco, BANFF,  Créteil, Ojai, Kustendorf, Palm Springs, Children's Film Festival Seattle, Dhaka, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, ewish International Film Festival in Australia, New York: New Directors New Films, Beyond Borders, Cesar, Cinelatino, Les Arcs, Namur, Le Forum des Images, Les Cinglés du Cinéma, Lumières de la presse international, Production Forum, Cinema for a Change, Gerardmer, Le festival Ciné Junior, Clermont Ferrand, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Tehran Short Film Festival; Jand many more great events which could become your next festival destination.


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The Asia TV Forum & Market 2020 (ATF) made a significant mark in the industry

Despite a difficult 2020, with necessary live events globally having been stifled by the pandemic, the Asia TV Forum & Market 2020 (ATF) made a significant mark in the industry, providing an uncomplicated digital platform aimed to exclusively stimulate connections and networking, in addition to noteworthy learnings, as it closed the year on an encouraging note.   Buyers’ Hunt Off the bat, the latest industry outlook (as of December 4, 2020) from buyers at ATF 2020 showed that... 

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> FOCUS ON INDIA:  by Siraj Syed 

THE GOA CHRONICLES by Siraj Syed, our Indian corrrespondent.


IFFI GOA 51: chronicles of the 51st edition 16-24 January, 2021

Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro to get Lifetime Achievement award IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour the Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro with the prestigious Lifetime ...

RIFF 2021, 07, 02: Yashpal Sharma to be awarded the Om Puri Memorial Common Man in Cinema award




RIFF 07, 2021, 02: Yashpal Sharma to be awarded the Om Puri Memorial Common Man in Cinema award The 7th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), accredited by the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) (North Region) will be organised by the RIFF Film Club in a Hybrid Format, from 20 to 24th March 2021, in Jaipur and Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India. This year the theme for the RIFF 2021 is "Music in Cinema". RIFF 2021 will also celebrate the Pre-Foundation Day

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Fourth annual "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" in Sundance

Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International will present the fourth annual "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" special event that will be held virtually during the time of the Park City, Utah film festival. The online event "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" is scheduled for January 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST. Register for free to our event  ...

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Juries Announced

22 Jurors to Award Prizes at Awards Night on February 2 22 celebrated voices across film, art and culture will bestow this year’s awards on feature-length and short films at the Sundance Film Festival, at a digital ceremony taking place February 2nd. This year’s Festival is fully available online at; Awards Night will be live-streamed. Award-winning films will be available for special extended-run viewing the da...


Meet the 2021 Nordic Film Lab participants

  We are proud to announce this year's 17 Nordic Film Lab participants! Nordic Film Lab is Göteborg Film Festival's exclusive networking forum for up-and-coming Scandinavian filmmakers. The 17 participants will meet during this year's digital edition of Göteborg film festival. One of the most vital functions of a film festival is to act as a meeting place. Since 2008, Göteborg Film Festival has worked on enhancing this particular function by creating a spec...


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival appoints a new Head of Press and Communication

2021 has brought a major change to the communication and press team of Tallinn Black Nights as Epp Kõuhkna has become the new Head of Press and Communication. The former head, Hannes Aava will continue in a reduced role as a communication consultant. Epp Kõuhkna is no stranger to the festival, having been responsible for the marketing activities of the Black Nights’ sub-festival Just Film for the past 4 years. She will be taking over the international communication and p...


President Biden's Press Office notice on Paris Agreement

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent On a typical day, the Screenmancer Staff inbox receives most of the usual Hollywood notices. But after midnight of the Inauguration, we received an official White House item from newly seated US President Joseph R. Biden.  Something like this hasn't crossed our desk before, so we are running it. We left off the address and phone number, but the press release is as we received it. Rejoining the Paris Agreement is...


The San Sebastian Festival Director honored by France as Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres

The French Ministry of Culture names the Director of the San Sebastian Festival Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres José Luis Rebordinos places this honorary distinction within the context of his links to the French culture and filmmaking The French Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, informed the Director of San Sebastian Festival by letter of his appointment as Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Lettres of the...


Fernando Garcia named Executive Vice President of the Academy: Member Relations and Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Fernando Garcia as its Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards. Garcia will lead engagement and outreach initiatives for the organization’s worldwide membership of over 10,000 artists, filmmakers and executives, and oversee Academy Awards® processes for submissions, nominations, voting and balloting.  Garcia will also work with the Academy’s Office of Representation, Inclusion and Equity and the B...


Jessie Fairbanks joined to lead programming for the 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival

Veteran Film Programmer and Festival Producer Will Lead Programming for the 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival and Year-Round SFFILM Offerings SFFILM announced today a major addition to the organization’s leadership roster, with Jessie Fairbanks joining as Director of Programming, effective January 25. Fairbanks will lead the curation of film and off-screen programming for both the SFFILM Festival and the organization’s year-round offerings, bringing fresh and com...


BANFF adds Amazon Studios’ James Farrell to the 2021 Rockies Grand Jury

  Farrell joins previously announced Grand Jury members: Libbie Doherty - ABC Australia, Dan McDermott - AMC Networks, Miranda Wayland - BBC, Laura Michalchyshyn - Blue Ant Media and Jane Millichip - Sky Studios.   ...

Director Bong Joon Ho will preside the International Jury of the Venezia 78 Competition

La Biennale di Venezia / 78th Venice International Film Festival / September 1 - 11, 2021 Director Bong Joon Ho will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 - 11, 2021), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards.   The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, who confirmed the recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film F...


Overview of the US business for the week of January 18th

At the box office, Open Road/Briarcliff's The Marksman opened to top spot with a weekend gross of $3.2M at 1,633 theatres. Comscore estimates that the Action-Thriller starring Liam Neeson will bring an estimated $3.7M after adding ticket sales for the Monday holiday. Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 dropped down to second place with $2.6M, after having led all films in each of the three weeks since its opening on Christmas Day.  Universal's The Croods: A New Age took third plac...

Arclight Films locks North America, UK, Australia, and Japan deals for THE SINNERS

Arclight Films’ chairman Gary Hamilton announced today the company has locked domestic and multiple international distribution deals for the teen-cult thriller The Sinners. The North American deal has been signed with Brainstorm Media; the Beverly Hills based distributor founded in 1995 by industry veteran Meyer Shwarzstein. Brainstorm Media is releasing the film on February 19th. International distribution deals include Signature for the UK, Defiant for Australia, and AT Entertainment f...


The 2021 Chandler International Film Festival opened with The Unhealer

  Tonight marks the first day of the 2021 Chandler International Film Festival. Our Opening Night film, The Unhealer, kicks off the film festival with a red carpet prior, and an after party at the Ginger Monkey Gastropub here in Chandler. A Q&A with actors Chris Browning and Elijah Nelson will follow the premiere. The Unhealer in-person tickets are SOLD OUT, but you can still watch it and more fil...


Hollywood is alive and well: Aaron Ryder forms RPC & seals MGM first-look deal

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Just when you thought Hollywood might be DOA for 2021, or at least dormant for the Pandemic, Aaron Ryder just established Ryder Picture Company, and nabbed a first-look feature deal with MGM. Read on, from Screenmancer... LOS ANGELES: Academy Award nominated producer Aaron Ryder has launched a new production company, Ryder Picture Company (RPC), which will develop and produce commercially viable, elevated films. Ryder, a prolif...


Filmmaker Jon Alston talks AUGUSTUS, entry for Best Live Action Short

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent “I am America’s original sin…" and a patriot, opens Director Jon Alston’s AUGUSTUS, spoken by the titular character. With this brief introduction, here is Alston in his own words on making the short for consideration in the current Award Season. But first, a quick synopsis of the 15 minute film. “Augustus, a literate escaped slave masquerading as a free man in Massachusetts in 1841, experiences nightmares of ...



The workshop for the 5th Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality International wrapped entirely in virtual mode

    La Biennale di Venezia / Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality /   Workshop held for the 5th Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality International / 12 projects participated virtually from Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, Cuba, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Romania, Turkey     The workshop for the 5th Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality International was held entirely in&nbs...


Judas and the black Messiah domestic Trailer

Judas and the Black Messiah is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed and produced by Shaka King, from a screenplay written by King and Will Berson, based on a story by King, Berson, and Kenny and Keith Lucas. The film details the life of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party in late 1960s Illinois, and his betrayal at the hands of William O'Neal. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield as Hampton and O'Neal, respectively, with Jesse Plemons, Domi...
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The Créteil International Women's Film Festival is coming to your home!

The Covid-19 epidemic has deprived us of the 2020 edition, so it's essential for us to invent new ways of doing. That is why we are very pleased to announce the 43rd edition of the Festival, wich will take place from April 2 to 11, 2021.     ...


The fourteenth Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival starts today

  The fourteenth Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival starts tomorrow and will last until January 25, 2021. This year, the festival is held online and can be followed via a digital platform, at the web address "". REGISTER   The festival starts tomorrow, 22.01. from 6 pm and it will be officially opened by the founder of the festival Emir Kusturica. Young filmmakers and greats of world auteur film will be the focus of this year's Kusten...


16th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle Goes Virtual to Celebrate “Love & Light”

The pay-what-you-can festivals takes place February 18-28, 2021.   Online Film Screenings & Interactive Workshops Presented by Northwest Film Forum     For the 16th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle (CFFS), Northwest Film Forum goes completely virtual to honor the theme of "Love & Light" amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With sliding-scale, pay-...


Live from the Conference In 19th Dhaka International Film festival

Day 2 At The Conference In 19th Dhaka International Film festival (16th Jan to 24th Jan). By Bijaya Jena The 19th Dhaka International Film Festival has a section dedicated to Women in the competition category. This year many filmmakers from abroad participated virtually on sessions for Women in Cinema. One of the topics for the 2nd day, 18th January was how social media is helping women to participate in filmmaking and film viewing. Watch the video Nisha Shrestha, an actor, filmmaker an...


A Preview of the 2021 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival -AJFF hybrid Experience

The 21st hybrid edition of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, coming soon to the comfort and convenience of home! You're invited to the Insider Preview. Everything you need to know about Virtual Cinema.    Get a taste of what's in store for you when AJFF returns February 17-28! All You Need to Know About Virtual Cinema The Virtual Cinema is where you'll tune in to watch AJFF movies during the upcoming festival. We've made it easy to stream to...


The Jewish International Film Festival returns to Australia

The Jewish International Film Festival (February 17 – March 24) returns for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world including: ·         51 films from 19 countries ·         29 features  ·         19 documentaries ·         episodes from&...


New York: New Directors New Films 2020 at MoMA

In its  2020  hybrid format, New York Film Festival reached a national online audience  of 70,000  in addition to local  drive in viewers and retained its status as a show case for the most important contemporary films. The 49th edition of 3the New Directors / New Films (ND/NF) festival staged from   December 9-20  by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FLC) presented the perspective of how filmmakers from all over the world ...


Registration opened for the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021)

Opening today, 18 January 2021, registration for films / Now online the regulations for the 78th Venice Film Festival and the regulations for accreditation   The Sconfini section to be replaced by Orizzonti – Extra     Starting today, Monday January 18th, registration is open for the films to be selected for the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021) directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by La Biennale di Vene...


The 17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival: Call for Entries

Submissions for the 17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) are now open. The festival is looking for moving image works that disregard boundaries set by genre, form, convention and expectation. Feature, medium and short-length films are all welcome. For full details and to enter your work click here About the Festival The 17th edition of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will take place from the 9-12 of September 2021. Presenting an artistically ambitious prog...


63 films from 19 countries to vie in int'l section of Tehran Short Film Festival

The 37th edition of the Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) will be inaugurated in Tehran on Jan 20, 2021.   Presided by Sadeq Mousavi, some 63 short films will vie in international section of event for winning the festival trophy and its 3,000-dollar-pize from 19 countries including France, India, US, Spain, Germany, Ghana, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, South Africa, Belgium, Kazakhstan as well as Iran.   In the ...


Göteborg Film Festival Works in projects and Discovery lineup announced

13 Nordic works in progress will be presented at this year's online edition of Nordic Film Market, taking place February 4 – February 7, 2021. As the leading marketplace in the region, the Nordic Film Market comprises a curated programme of new and upcoming Nordic films and talents. The Nordic Film Market programme will be presented at the festival’s digital industry platform available to the market delegates. The Works in progress and Discovery projects will be ...



Mirror Mountain Film Festival now open for 2021 submissions

Are you an independent filmmaker with an original and unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival is officially open for submissions for our 2021 online festival, and we want to see your work! Shorts, medium-length films and features in all genres are being accepted now through FilmFreeway. More info: ...

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Gary Oldman honored with The Palm Springs International Film Festival Chairman Award for Mank

    The Palm Springs International Film Awards has announced that Gary Oldman is the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for his performance in Mank.  "Gary Oldman gives another mesmerizing performance as Herman J. Mankiewicz in David Fincher’s Mank. Oldman plays the role to perfection as the films follows the screenwriter’s journey while is co-writing the script for Citizen Kane,” said Harold Matzner. “We are delighted to recognize one of t...


The Academy to honor Tyler Perry

The Academy announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards to filmmaker Tyler Perry and to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF).  The Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the 93rd Oscars®, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, April 25, 2021. “There has been such widespread generosity in our industry that limiting the Hersholt Humanitarian Award to one recipient, thi...


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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 18 – 25, 2021


January 25, 2021 Late Deadline  

We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information.

Known for it's quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels and other amazing networking opportunities and parties; it's no wonder JDIFF was voted one of the coolest film festivals and one of the top 50 worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine multiple times. JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker!

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New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF)


February 15, 2021  Extended 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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54th WorldFest Houston April 16-25, 2021

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Extended entry January 31, 2021  

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


You are welcome to enter  Online via our online entry platform -, or via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo

August 22-29, 2021

Calling: 11 January - May 11, 2021

«Castellorizo-The Aegean Island where Documentaries meet History & Culture» The 6th International Documentary Festival «Beyond Borders», Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films until 11th of May, 2021. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social subjects. «Beyond Borders» which takes place every year during the last week of August, will be held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation ( «Beyond Borders» includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes. Prizes for Best History Documentary, Best Socio-Political Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Greek Documentary, Best Special Award «Odyssey» and the Special Award for Mediterranean Friendship(EKOME). Please, find the application form and the participation terms here:

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
June 5-10, 2021


April 5, 2021 Regular Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):

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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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 14-15, 2021



February 20, 2021 regular deadline

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival 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, VIP receptions, 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, Audience Favorite Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, as well as special Industry Awards. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers.

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Only Human HOMO Directed by Igor Ivanov


Homo Adorans, Homo Amans , Homo Economicus, Homo Faber, Homo Ludens,Homo Ridens : which one are you which one are they really?

ONLY HUMAN – Homo… stages six profiles in six sequencess  cleverly interwoven. One dramatic story in 6 episodes featuring desperate characters in their quest for survival and love, or redemption. The jobless graduate becomes a grave-digger, the grieving widow a nun, the priests gamble and gangsters rule the courts. Only the lonely child may find some affection when hope springs eternal.

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

How do United States' presidential elections really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules? In Safeguard: An Electoral College Story, award-winning filmmaker M.A. Taylor answers those questions.

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IRIS by Diana Rodriguez

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

Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black) stars as 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.


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ANGIE: 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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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.




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


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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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.

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

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - 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”. 

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary
Canada 2018
 Sharkwater Extinction first peek

Rob Stewart''s 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. This is his final film, he died in a diving accident while completing the film.



Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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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