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Rendez-vous with 5 masterclasses in Cannes 2021

Jodie Foster © DR - Matt Damon © V E Anderson / WireImage - Isabelle Huppert © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy Peter Lindbergh Foundation, Paris) - Steve McQueen © John Russo - Marco Bellocchio © DR “Rendez-vous with…"Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Isabelle Huppert, Marco Bellocchio and Steve McQueen at the Festival de Cannes!" Launched in the 90s, “Masterclasses” became a highlight of the 12 days at Cannes over the years. The Fest...

02.07.2021 | Cannes's blog

Get to know the whole story of the Festival de Cannes before the big night of July 6th!

  Two documentaries available online © AFFIF   From this evening - Friday, July 2nd - and throughout the weekend, you can watch previews of Olivia de Havilland, l’insoumise (The Rebellious Olivia de Havilland), by Daphné Baiwir, and Morceaux de Cannes (Pieces of Cannes) by Emmanuel Barnault: two landmark documentaries available for free on the Festival website and on the  Cine+ Dailymotion platform. A real first! In a new initiative by the Festival...

02.07.2021 | Cannes's blog

Cannes 74 Cinefondation: L'Atelier 2021

L'Atelier 2021 © AFFIF The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its seventeenth edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 15 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s c...

30.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The actress Mélanie Thierry, President of the Camera d'or Jury

Mélanie Thierry © picture : Sabine Villiard Mélanie Thierry © picture : Sabine Villiard  The French actress Mélanie Thierry will be the President of the 2021 Camera d’or that will award a first feature film selected at the Festival de Cannes.   « Nothing is as fragile or as miraculous as a first movie. This testifies to the courage and the faith of all the directors who, after such a long period of seclusion, succeeded in providing us wi...

30.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Better World Fund supports the René Moawad Foundation with a gala in Cannes July 12

  The Better World Fund Team wishes to highlight the work of the René Moawad Foundation, who established in 2000 a center for Education and Protection Services for underserved cohorts of population. The René Moawad Foundation was created on November 22, 1991, on the second anniversary of President René Moawad’s assassination. He had been elected President of the Lebanese Republic on November 5, 1989 and was killed 17 days later. He is remembered as believer i...


Better World Forum Gala July 12 : "In 2021, we vow to responsibly commit for tomorrow"

“At the dawn of this new decade, change is upon us. And all we have to decide is what to be done with the time that is given to us. In 2021, we vow to responsibly commit for tomorrow. »   Manuel Collas De La Roche President and Founder of The Better World Endowment Fund   The Better World Endowment Fund creates a continuously growing community of leading thinkers and doers who share our mission for positive environmental, economic and social cha...

The full OFF de Cannes program - flamboyant 15th anniversary

OPENING CEREMONY 12:00 GREEN CARPET Arrival and welcome of guests Welcome drinks Photos on the Green Carpet Presentation of partners and members of the Jury LUNCH 13:00 FESTIVE LUNCH Lunch in the park of the PALAIS MASSIER according to the formula chosen at the time of booking. Brazilian dancers in uniform will provide entertainment for this friendly lunch.   GARDEN PARTY 14:00 - 18:00 ENTERTAINMENT AND WALKING The afternoon will be punctuated by many act...

Revised Health Protocol in Cannes

News regarding your arrival at the Marché du Film As the Marché du Film starts in a few days, here is some updated information about your arrival to France: . If you are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the 2nd dose of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and 4 weeks after the Johnson & Johnson dose) and you're coming from an “orange” country, you simply need a negative PCR test (no older than 72 hours) before your flight to Cannes.    ...

Explore the impACT Progam in Cannes 2021

Zooming in on diversity, inclusion, representation and sustainability in the film industry See you from 6-15 July!  Discover the Full Program impACT events . 7 July: 16:00-17:00 impACT | Disability & Inclusion in Film: The New Norm Including people with disabilities in film is essential at all levels. Hear about pioneering disability initiatives, new ways to seamlessly integrate disability into storytelling narratives and have a seat at the forefront of how disability inclusive ...



Cannes Next to Highlight Master Filmmaker Roman Coppola and American Zoetrope

  Cannes NEXT, the Marché du Film Festival de Cannes innovation sidebar, is proud to announce the highlight of its 2021 program - an exclusive fireside chat with the master filmmaker Roman Coppola.    The fireside titled "Opening Doors with Decentralized Pictures" will focus on the new "Decentralized Pictures" (DCP) initiative by the American Zoetrope studio set to empower underrepresented filmmakers through a novel and transparent blockchain platfo...

International Cellphone Cinema Showcase in Cannes scheduled July 13 at Eden Hotel Theater

  On the 13th of July at 3:00 pm at the Eden Hotel Theater the INTERNATIONAL CELL PHONE CINEMA SHOWCASE – CANNES will screen, in conjunction with the Marche du Film, a collection of Award Winner shorts from Mobile Phone Festivals from around the world. To project cell phone films on the large screens of theaters is no longer a surprise. After all, one of the leading filmmakers of Hollywood, Steven Soderbergh, has been making full length mobile phone features with well-known actors...


Marché du Film July 6-15: 6 European sales companies gather under an umbrealla in the Riviera !

6 European sales companies, which have been used to working for several years in the Riviera, have decided from this year on to join forces for the Marché du Film: Alfama Films, Coproduction Office, Films Boutique, The Bureau Sales, The Party Film Sales and Pyramide International. “As an organizer, we’re so delighted to be able to welcome this new initiative, a collective one! Its friendly and powerful dynamic is very exciting !” said Maud Amson, Director of Sales at th...


Opening Ceremony of the 6th International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo:

Opening Ceremony of the 6th International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo: Dedicated to Greece’s Bicentennia (August 22, 2021)   The 6th edition of Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo promises to offer a brilliant opening ceremony to its spectators, not only because the event is under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou but also because it will put a strong emphasis on Greece&rsquo...

03.07.2021 | Beyond Borders's blog

UniFrance to launch the International French Cinema Fest on July 14

  Version:   On July 14, France’s national Bastille Day holiday, and as the UniFrance will launch its International French Cinema Fest, an event spread over 24 hours aimed at celebrating French cinema in all its forms and shining a light on the latest productions, whose release dates have been disrupted by the pandemic. These screenings will take place in the following countries (among others): Argentina, the Baltic States, Belgium, Brazil, ...

02.07.2021 | Editor's blog


Göteborg Film Festival in Cannes 2021!

  Welcome to Göteborg Film Festival's seminars at Marché du Film in Cannes How will be working five years from now? How do we fund arthouse storytelling when all the windows are changing? Answers in our informative and passionate sessions on July 7 and July 9! Nostradamus Report 2021: Transforming Storytelling Together 10:00 Palais Stage (Palais -1) and online, July 7 In an engaging talk, industry analyst Johanna Koljonen updates the eighth annual Nostradamus report ...



MyFrenchFilmFestival Cannes Special Edition

    12 FEATURES & 12 SHORTS - AVAILABLE FOR FREE WORLDWIDE SUBTITLED IN OVER 10 LANGUAGES After many long months in which almost all of the world’s theater screens were empty, we are delighted to see the progressive reopening of theaters in France and abroad. The 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, one of the first global movie industry events to be held post-pandemic, will pave the way for this newfound freedom. It is already shaping up to be a great year for French ...



The Better World Fund supports the René Moawad Foundation with a gala in Cannes July 12

  The Better World Fund Team wishes to highlight the work of the René Moawad Foundation, who established in 2000 a center for Education and Protection Services for underserved cohorts of population. The René Moawad Foundation was created on November 22, 1991, on the second anniversary of President René Moawad’s assassination. He had been elected President of the Lebanese Republic on November 5, 1989 and was killed 17 days later. He is remembered as believer i...

30.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

The 2nd Annual Big Bear Film Summit wrapped

The 2nd Annual Big Bear Film Summit (June 11-June 27) wrapped   Lane Michael Stanley’s ADDICT NAMED HAL is the Opening Night selection and Sri Charan’s HALF & HALF makes its World Premiere Casting Director Mary Jo Slater will receive the Big Bear Film Summit Lifetime Achievement Award   The 2nd Annual Big Bear Film Summit (June 11-27) announced the film lineup for this year’s hybrid presentation with the theme of “A New Hope”, which lead ...

30.06.2021 | Editor's blog

The 5th Deep in the Heart Film Festival announces film lineup for hybrid presentation

The 5th Deep in the Heart Film Festival will run July 22-31   Chris White’s comedy Electric Jesus is the Opening Night selection, Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone’s Vinyl Nation is the Closing Night film, and Brett Bentman’s Outlaw’s Buckle makes its World Premiere as the Spotlight Screening    The Deep in the Heart Film Festival announced the film lineup for its 5th edition, which will include a celebratory return to theaters a...

30.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Lake Travis Film Festival wraps up second edition of the fest with announcement of filmmaker awards

Sevgi Hirschäuser’s Toprak wins Best Narrative Feature Film and Nico Perrino, Aaron Reese, and Chris Maltby’s Mighty Ira takes the Best Documentary Feature Film award Austin animation house Minnow Mountain is given the LTFF “Make A Splash” Award   The Second Lake Travis Film Festival announced its filmmaker awards during a brunch at Bee Cave’s famous Star Hill Ranch (15000 Hamilton Pool Rd) as LTFF wrapped up a cel...

30.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Indy Shorts International Film Festival Announces Largest Slate of Short Films

Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival Announces Largest Slate of Short Films Showcased at Indoor, Outdoor and Virtual Screenings   Heartland Film announced the lineup of 201 independent short films – 22 World Premieres and 19 U.S. Premieres – included in the 4th Indy Shorts International Film Festival, July, 20-25, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. In an effort to accommodate different viewing pre...

29.06.2021 | Shorts Unlimited's blog

Revelation Film Festival COVID Lockdown Announcement

   In light of the Western Australian Government’s recent 4-day lockdown order, the Opening Night and following day of programming for the 24th annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival has officially been cancelled.    Patrons who held tickets for this Thursday 1 July’s Opening Night and any of the film screenings held on Friday 2 July will be fully refunded.    Revelation looks forward with optimism to lockdown lifting on Saturd...

29.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Karlovy Vary Film Festival unveils official program for the 55th edition

55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival August 20–28, 2021 THE 55TH KARLOVY VARY IFF UNVEILS ITS OFFICIAL SELECTION, RETROSPECTIVE AND INDUSTRY PROGRAMS The official selection of the 55th KVIFF, which takes place from 20 to 28 August, 2021, features 32 premieres. The films will make their bow in the fest’s two competitions and Special Screenings section. Karlovy Vary will also celebrate the work of The Film Foundation via an extensive tribute. In 2019, the festival adjusted t...

Open City Documentary Hybrid Festival unveils first 2021 programme highlights

Industry and press accreditation opens for the hybrid edition The 11th edition of Open City Documentary Festival, celebrating the art of non-fiction filmmaking, will take place in London from 8 - 14 September. The 2021 edition remains committed to experimentation within the documentary field and will feature the first UK retrospectives of British artist Alia Syed and German filmmaker Renate Sami. The festival will foster emerging writers through a new film criticism workshop with feminist journ...

29.06.2021 | Docs on the Spot's blog

Mumbai Entertainment International Film Festival

Mumbai Entertainment International Film Festival *Organized BY* mumbai Entertainment & Yogeshpatilfilms *worldwide All contries participated now* Awards & Prizes *1st prize* troffy +15000/-($215) cash prize & Certificate *2nd prize* troffy+10000/-($142) cash prize & Certificate *3rd prize* troffy+7000/-($100) cash prize & Certificate *4th prize* troffy+5000/-($71) cash prize & Certificate ...

The program of the 49th Festival La Rochelle Cinéma will combine music and cinema in many ways.

Festival La Rochelle Cinéma The program of the 49th Festival La Rochelle Cinéma will combine music and cinema in many ways. — Tribute to Gabriel Yared The cosmopolitan composer Gabriel Yared gained international renown with his magnificent scores for Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient and The Talented Mr. Ripley and Youssef Chahine’s Adieu Bonaparte. On July 4 he will give a music lesson hosted by Stéphane Leroug...

29.06.2021 | Editor's blog

The Arlington International Film Festival announces the award for the 2021 winning poster design

What a great poster congrats to all for such creativity and imagination (The Soul of this Year’s Poster Contest Winner)   “The design has great color and energy, the AIFF text is strong and will be very readable from a distance, and the allusion to "peace" (the olive branch) is important at this time.” David Ardito, AIFF Poster Contest Judge   The Arlington International Film Festival announces the award for the 2021 winning poster design, an awar...

29.06.2021 | Editor's blog


Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg celebrates its 30th anniversary

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (FABW), based in Ludwigsburg, Germany, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a series of events this summer. Inspired by the motto "30Something – die FABW feiert!” (30Something  – FABW celebrates!"), various events will take place from July 12 to 16, 2021 for invited guests, both online and on-site during the ongoing Corona pandemic. Among the series of events will be the 17th presentation of the international adv...

Best for Fests Enough! Lebanon's Darkest Hour - Film Synopsis

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour FILM SYNOPSIS   The eyes of the world have been forced to turn their gaze upon Lebanon, not only because of the Beirut Port explosion that devastated this ancient city on 4th August 2020, but also because, sadly, Lebanon stands as an allegory for kleptocratic regimes that have seen a resurgence across the globe, and their catastrophic impact. Before the explosion, the country was already cowering under the weight of decades of civil conflict, unre...

Best for Fests Enough! Lebanon's Darkest Hour - Poster

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"My Pandemic Year" is Brym's new documentary film

Featuring characters from all around the world and all different aged groups, Ester Brym's new film "My Pandemic Year' promises intimate look into people's lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown.  The various testiomonies bring us closer to what connected all of us during the long months of social distancing worldwide. Divided into four seasons, each character dives deeper into their struggles, fears but also things they gained and learnt to love thanks to the eff...

02.07.2021 | filmester's blog



Holland Film Meeting builds a new future for the film industry in 2021

Twenty-two riveting projects from original voices across the world will be further developed and presented at the 2021 Holland Film Meeting (HFM), one of Europe’s must-attend co-production and development events, and an essential bridge between the Dutch and international film industries. In 2021, the HFM continues to expand its programme in the most sustainable way. The event now offers a multiple-week development programme to the project teams in selection, the scope of which reach...

29.06.2021 | Editor's blog

AFI DOCS 2021 engages us in many conversations

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent From Anthony Bourdain exploration film ROADRUNNER to MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY, American Film Institute’s AFI DOCS 2021 has brought many issues and discussions to light this year. Now they offer a way for us as audience to engage with filmmakers to join the conversation. See info and link to connect below. AFI DOCS is where connections make meaningful art into action. Read on… Sunday, June 27, 2021 — AFI DOCS presents a ...

27.06.2021 | Quendrith Johnson's blog



40th ANNIVERSARY OF PRIM: Unveiling of an ambitious renovation project and a new visual identity

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, PRIM is thrilled to announce the end of the renovation work at its centre, which allowed them to modernize their installations and to add new spaces devoted to creation in media and digital arts, which are adapted to the needs of the members and the artistic community.   PRIM is well known in the cultural community. Several filmmakers did the post-production of their films there, notably the recent Prayer for a Lost Mitten by Jean-François...

26.06.2021 | Editor's blog


The Creative Coalition is 2021 TV & Film Awards Finalist

The Creative Coalition’s “This Ain’t Your Average Talk Show” has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ and ‘Talk/Interview Special’ categories by the 2021 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards, it was announced today. The 2021 TV & Film Awards Grand Jury members, composed of award-winning international broadcast and film executives, selected this year’s Finalists from leading edge content submitted from 4...

Digital Gym


Europe Film Festival U.K. has been looking for the best filmmakers.

Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) is a reputable monthly competition and annual online film festival based in one of the elegant cities in the world, London in 2020-2021.   Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK) is an IMDb eligible festival.   The festival will be done periodically, every 45 days, it has a loop.   Website: Submission:   AWARDS - FEATU...

The Sound of us to receive The Movie That Matters Award in Cannes

THE MOVIE THAT MATTER AWARD TO CHRIS GERO FOR THE SOUND OF US Another Award expected for Chris Gero  July 12 during the Better World Fund Gala in Cannes! The concept of the Award, created by Bruno Chatelin, was inspired by his days running Sony in France when the Chairman of the company David Puttnam tagged the Studio's mission with this inspiring mission "Making Movies that Matter" : very relevant, very important and visionnary. Since its creation th...

01.07.2021 | The Sound of Us's blog

Jamie Lee Curtis Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Jamie Lee Curtis by Andrew Eccles Iconic American actress Jamie Lee Curtis has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1–11, 2021). The decision was made by the board of the Biennale di Venezia, which embraced the proposal of the Festival's Director, Alberto Barbera. The ceremony to award the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement will take place on Wednesday September 8th in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del ...

Lake Travis Film Festival wraps up second edition of the fest with announcement of filmmaker awards

Sevgi Hirschäuser’s Toprak wins Best Narrative Feature Film and Nico Perrino, Aaron Reese, and Chris Maltby’s Mighty Ira takes the Best Documentary Feature Film award   Austin animation house Minnow Mountain is given the LTFF “Make A Splash” Award   Bee Cave/Lakeway, TX (June 16, 2021) – The Second Lake Travis Film Festival announced its filmmaker awards during a brunch at Bee Cave’s famous Star Hill Ranch (15000 Hamilton Pool Rd) as...

30.06.2021 | Shorts Unlimited's blog

AFI DOCS 2021 Awards announced

  The festival’s Audience Award for Best Feature went to STORM LAKE, directed by Jerry Risius and Beth Levison. The Audience Award for Best Short went to SHELTER, directed by Smriti Mundhra. The Grand Jury Prize for Short Films went to RED TAXI, directed by Anonymous. The jury also awarded the Special Jury Prize to two films: THE COMMUNION OF MY COUSIN ANDREA, and S P A C E S (M E Z E R Y). This year’s voting jury for the competitive...

29.06.2021 | Docs on the Spot's blog


Grossmann Festival Film Program is Online, Guests of Honour Are Gary Sherman and William Lustig

  At this year’s Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, 37 feature films, 34 short films and 9 documentaries from 30 countries will be screened for your viewing pleasure. The festival will take place on July 16-18 in Ormož and July 20-24 in Ljutomer, Slovenia.   Unfortunately, Lloyd Kaufman’s visit is cancelled, but we will be joined by genre film legend William Lustig, director of timeless cult classics such as Maniac and Maniac Cop. Along with Ga...

28.06.2021 | Grossmann Info's blog

Digital Gym


Your Script Produced Studios: season 3

November 3 – 7, 2022

Early Deadline  September 30, 2021

Discovering and Producing Talented Writers and Filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide!

The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event!

Season 3 SPECIAL EDITION: Accepting the following submissions: Features, Pilots, Shorts AND Documentaries!

THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON SUCCESS! WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AGES, WORLDWIDE! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST submit a parental consent form.


Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.



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New Media Film Festival

June 1 – 2, 2022


January 3, 2022 Pre-Fest Deadline

New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

Judges from HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, BBC, Grammys, PBS & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

Through our boundary pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive. New Media Film Festival® is an infinite catalyst for story and technology. Not just any stories, but the stories worth telling.

All submissions come with perks - one of them is consideration for distribution.
NETFLIX - 1st look deal, documentaries specifically.
AMC-1st look deal, feature length, & series - all types

New - NFT category
New - PITCHING - our Producer Panel & Pitching is now online. Submit your Pitch today!
New - One Page Feedback add on to Script Category
All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Artwork, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers (30 second pitch), SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series, Web Series Promo (one scene)

**Please note, New Media category includes Gaming, Tech Vlog's, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

June 1st Global Online and June 2nd in person at the state of the art theater, The Landmark in Los Angeles CA


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Windrider Bay Virtual Forum
uly 8-10, 15-16, 2021

Save the Dates: July 8–10 & 15–16. Five days of Windrider programs looking at the world through THE LENS OF HOPE.

We’re continuing our goal of bringing you thoughtful, inspiring films that motivate you to respond actively and constructively. Our “Lens of Hope” filter invites you to engage and listen as a filmmaker tells you a story, showing constructive responses to important issues. Through these films and the filmmaker conversations, we believe we can broaden understanding of ourselves and others, break down barriers of indifference, and encourage people to make a difference in our world.



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Festival 16-19 December 2021 Bangkok, Thailand

Online Festival 1-31 December 2021


An exciting award competition with films from all over the world in front of a truly international jury a mind blowing festival on screens in Bangkok in December 2021 exclusive industry focused webinars screenings and Q&A.

BKK DOC 2021 is calling for entries.
It’s time to share your “Visions on Asia” with the world.
Submit your latest documentary film now (short and long features)


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ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour

Documentary by Daisy Gedeon second feature documentary
Australia  june 2021 90 minutes (in post)

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour follows Australian-Lebanese filmmaker Daizy Gedeon’s personal and independent introspection into how her ancestral homeland, the place her family was forced to flee in the 1970s because of the Civil War, has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe. It is a story of awakening in which Daizy is forced to abandon her idealism about Lebanon and face the cold, harsh truth about the country’s dark underbelly which is its most sinister enemy.

Daizy prosecutes the case against the corrupt political class which has reduced a proud people to beg for garbage collection instead of greatness and negotiate potholes rather than peace.

ENOUGH! is the plea and the prayer, the feeling and fierce determination of the 4.5 million Lebanese in Lebanon as well as the 16 million members of the Lebanese diaspora scattered around the world, whose hearts continue to bleed for a homeland they are desperate to return to and so deeply want to believe in...once again.


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Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling
Documentary created by Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe, the filmmakers behind MAMIL (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) written by Eleanor Sharpe.

Documlentary Australia April 2021 1h 54

The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett MBE is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century. The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies; Phil has seen it all, and told us about it with passion, knowledge and his trademark wit. As much as anyone, Phil Liggett has shaped the way the world sees cycling. #TheVoiceOfCycling

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Aliens on Halloween by Riker Lynch
29 / 39 or 43 minutes, short comedy April 2021

In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood.


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Zero Gravity USA first film directed by Thomas Verrette

74 minutes First feature documentary USA April 2021

A diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

Zero Gravity is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
Seen through the wondrous eyes of three diverse young students and their first-time coach, they each take an intimate and personal journey to space as their team grows from amateur coders to representing California in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit.

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The Sound of Us directed by Chris Gero


"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

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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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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.

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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. 

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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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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin and the previous chat on the 2020 edition !   Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a...

16.06.2021 | Cannes Market Dailies's blog

New CICAE Board of Directors elected

Arthouse cinema is more important today than ever before! The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas, the CICAE had its new board elected during the annual general assembly on June 23, shifting towards a younger, increasingly international and more gender balanced representation of its members.   Christian Bräuer re-elected as President, new Board of Directors   Christian Bräuer, managing director of the Berlin Yorck Kinogruppe and chairman of the German Art...

02.07.2021 | Editor's blog

Cannes Next to Highlight Master Filmmaker Roman Coppola and American Zoetrope

  Cannes NEXT, the Marché du Film Festival de Cannes innovation sidebar, is proud to announce the highlight of its 2021 program - an exclusive fireside chat with the master filmmaker Roman Coppola.    The fireside titled "Opening Doors with Decentralized Pictures" will focus on the new "Decentralized Pictures" (DCP) initiative by the American Zoetrope studio set to empower underrepresented filmmakers through a novel and transparent blockchain platfo...

Rendez-vous with 5 masterclasses in Cannes 2021

Jodie Foster © DR - Matt Damon © V E Anderson / WireImage - Isabelle Huppert © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy Peter Lindbergh Foundation, Paris) - Steve McQueen © John Russo - Marco Bellocchio © DR “Rendez-vous with…"Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Isabelle Huppert, Marco Bellocchio and Steve McQueen at the Festival de Cannes!" Launched in the 90s, “Masterclasses” became a highlight of the 12 days at Cannes over the years. The Fest...

02.07.2021 | Cannes's blog

The Tour de France 2021 in full gear: Phil Liggett is busy covering his 48th tour de France

MUSIC, MAESTROS! The Tour knows how to compose and adapt, and proved it once again with such joy. The adverse winds never troubled the race and its team mates are always ready to offer shelter. Once the postponement of the 2022 Grand Départ in Copenhagen was made official, Brittany stepped forward, led out by the Conseil Général and the backing of Brest, carried by the impulse of the authorities of the four departments and local communities. Chapeau and thank you! The ric...

Best for Fests Enough! Lebanon's Darkest Hour - Daizy Gedeon Director's bio

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour BIO: DIRECTOR - DAIZY GEDEON Daizy Gedeon is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and entrepreneur. She started her career as a journalist working with several international news organisations including News Corp, The Times, Channel 4 and MBC in London. She began her writing career as a sports writer and was the first female sports journalist on The Australian newspaper and first female soccer writer in Australia which led her to the 1988 Olympic Ga...

Best for Fests Enough! Lebanon's Darkest Hour - Director's statement

Daizy Gedeon Filmmaker, Journalist, Entrepreneur Dream Creations International Pty Ltd Level 2, 72 Campbell Street Surry Hills, NSW, 2010, AUSTRALIA P: + 61 401 638 444   ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT - DAIZY GEDEON   I began this film in 2016 after years of watching and witnessing the growing disillusionment, frustration, degradation, and poverty among the people of Leba...

The actress Mélanie Thierry, President of the Camera d'or Jury

Mélanie Thierry © picture : Sabine Villiard Mélanie Thierry © picture : Sabine Villiard  The French actress Mélanie Thierry will be the President of the 2021 Camera d’or that will award a first feature film selected at the Festival de Cannes.   « Nothing is as fragile or as miraculous as a first movie. This testifies to the courage and the faith of all the directors who, after such a long period of seclusion, succeeded in providing us wi...

30.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

4th Annual “Global Entertainment Showcase” Special Virtual Event Set for July 11, 2021 during French Riviera Film Festival

  Please register for the complimentary event at:           Cloud 21 International & Kultura PR International to Present 4th Annual “Global Entertainment Showcase” Special Virtual Event on July 11, 2021  during French Riviera Film Festival and Festival de Cannes   Panel to Feature Award-winning Filmmaker/Producers Ali ...

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ..   

Les Pre-Cannes Screenings débutent la semaine prochaine

Jérôme Paillard Photo Bruno Chatelin   Alors que la préparation pour le Marché du Film à Cannes (6-15 Juillet 2021) avance à grand pas, les Pre-Cannes Screenings qui commencent le 21 Juin font le plein. 2500 acheteurs et programmateurs de festivals vont se retrouver en ligne pour découvrir plus de 700 films du monde entier. La diversité est en effet à l’honneur, ces films viennent de 85 pays et les genres sont &ea...

24.06.2021 | Cannes Market Dailies's blog

Clémence Poésy Présidente du Jury de la Révélation au Festival de Deauville

  « Le gros plan est un monde – un révélateur d’âmes » Clémence Poésy En 2014, elle était membre du jury, l’année dernière elle venait présenter Resistance de Jonathan Jakubowicz, aujourd’hui elle scelle sa fidélité au festival en acceptant de présider le Jury de la Révélation. Ce sera à elle et son jury qu’incombera la tâche de r&eac...

ÉCHEC AU PORTEUR de Gilles Grangier en version restaurée à Cannes Classics

ÉCHEC AU PORTEUR de Gilles Grangier en version restaurée à Cannes Classics pour la 74ème édition du Festival de Cannes   Sélectionné à Cannes Classics, la section du Festival de Cannes dédiée à l'histoire du cinéma, Échec au porteur sera présenté le jeudi 8 juillet à 19H35, dans la salle Buñuel du Palais des Festivals de Cannes. Le film de Gilles Grangi...

02.07.2021 | Cannes's blog

Le Festival de Cannes en salles dans les cinémas Pathé et Gaumont

SAVE THE DATE Pour la 8ème année, les films de Cannes s'invitent dans les cinémas Pathé et Gaumont pour un weekend exceptionnel placé sous le signe du 7ème art. L'évènement sera proposé au Pathé Opéra Premier à Paris, au Gaumont Rennes, au Gaumont Nantes, au Pathé Bellecour à Lyon et au Gaumont Wilson à Toulouse.   Au programme, trois jours de célébration aux c...

02.07.2021 | Cannes's blog

"Rendez-vous avec..." Cannes 2021

  Jodie Foster © DR - Matt Damon © V E Anderson / WireImage - Isabelle Huppert © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy Peter Lindbergh Foundation, Paris) - Steve McQueen © John Russo - Marco Bellocchio © DR Pour cette édition 2021, six rencontres se dérouleront dans la salle Buñuel  du Palais des festivals : comédiennes et comédiens, également cinéastes, souvent scénaristes et producteurs sont invités à...

02.07.2021 | Cannes's blog

Cinéfondation I L' Atelier 2021

L'Atelier 2021 L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation accueille cette année sa dix-septième édition et invitera au Festival de Cannes 15 réalisateurs dont les projets de film ont été jugés particulièrement prometteurs. Accompagnés de leur producteur, ils pourront rencontrer des partenaires potentiels, indispensables pour finaliser leur projet et passer à la réalisation de leur film. L’Atelier ouvre &...

30.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

La programmation du Cinéma de la plage 2021

Cinéma de la plage © AFFIF  Chaque jour à 21h30, en plus des projections, rencontres et événements de la Sélection officielle qui se tiennent au Palais des festivals, le Festival de Cannes se réinvente à la nuit tombée et transforme la plage Macé de la Croisette (en face du Majestic) en salle de cinéma à ciel ouvert. En accès libre, ce rendez-vous est ouvert à tous les publics, aux festivali...

30.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Découvrez l'ensemble des jurys 2021!


30.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

La comédienne Mélanie Thierry, Présidente du Jury de la Caméra d'or du 74e Festival de Cannes

Mélanie Thierry © photo : Sabine Villiard  L’actrice française Mélanie Thierry sera la Présidente du Jury de la Caméra d’or 2021 qui récompensera un film parmi tous les premiers longs métrages de fiction présentés lors du Festival de Cannes. « Il n’y a rien de plus fragile, de plus miraculeux qu’un premier film, a déclaré Mélanie Thierry. C’est dire le courage et ...

30.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

Semaine de la Critique Screening Schedule | Programme des projections

PROGRAMME DES PROJECTIONS | SCREENINGS PROGRAMME Afin de préparer votre planning à Cannes, vous pouvez consulter dès aujourd’hui le programme de la 60e Semaine de la Critique. In order to plan your stay in Cannes, please find below the link to access the screening schedule of the 60th Semaine de la Critique.   ...

26.06.2021 | Cannes's blog

2001-2021 L'Institut national d'histoire de l'art fête ses 20 ans !

  À l’occasion de ses 20 ans, l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art réunit chercheuses et chercheurs, créatrices et créateurs afin d’interroger la place de la discipline dans le monde d’aujourd’hui, à travers une programmation dédiée durant toute l’année académique. Elle aura pour fil rouge une question :   « À quoi sert l’histoire de l...

02.07.2021 | Editor's blog

Bilan Annecy et toute l’actualité de l’animation française à l’international en festival, en salles et en VOD

 Bilan Annecy Un excellent palmarès français au 60e Festival International du film d’Animation d’Annecy Au terme d’une semaine éblouissante placée sous le signe de retrouvailles attendues, on ne pouvait rêver plus beau palmarès que celui qui récompense les œuvres françaises à l’occasion de cette 60e édition très réussie du UniFrance a déve...

30.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Festival Chéries-Chéris : le programme Une Renaissance Noire en détail

    A PLACE OF RAGE de Pratibha Parmar...

29.06.2021 | Editor's blog

La programmation du 49e Festival La Rochelle Cinéma conjuguera la musique et le cinéma sous de multiples formes

  Photo : Malombra, Carmine Gallone   La programmation du 49e Festival La Rochelle Cinéma conjuguera la musique et le cinéma sous de multiples formes. — Hommage à Gabriel Yared Avec les magnifiques partitions du Patient anglais et du Talentueux Mr Ripley d’Anthony Minghella, ou encore d’Adieu Bonaparte de Youssef Chahine, Gabriel Yared, compositeur cosmopolite, a acquis une renommée international...

29.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Invités d'Honneur et premières révélations du Champs Elysées Film Festival

EDITION 2021 : PREMIERES REVELATIONS !  Le festival est heureux de vous annoncer aujourd’hui la venue de deux invité.e.s d’honneur d’exception, tous deux incarnant le cinéma indépendant américain avec force et engagement :  - La réalisatrice, productrice, scénariste, actrice et monteuse américaine Susan Seidelman sera l’invitée d’honneur de la nouvelle section Riot Girls - Le réalisate...

29.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Succès pour la 10e édition du Festival de l’histoire de l’art Fontainebleau

  Cette opération nationale du ministère de la Culture mise en œuvre par l’Institut national de l’histoire de l’art et le château de Fontainebleau a rencontré un large succès. Inaugurée par Mme Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin vendredi 4 juin 2021, la 10e édition du Festival de l’histoire de l’art avait pour pays invité le Japon et comme thème fédérateur « le plaisir ». Le...

29.06.2021 | Editor's blog

Le programme complet des OFF de Cannes - 15ème anniversaire flamboyant

CÉRÉMONIE D'OUVERTURE 12:00 GREEN CARPET Arrivée et accueil des invités Cocktail de bienvenue Photos sur le Green Carpet Présentation des partenaires et membres du Jury DÉJEUNER 13:00 DÉJEUNER FESTIF Déjeuner dans le parc du PALAIS MASSIER selon la formule choisie au moment de la réservation. Des danseuses brésiliennes en tenues assurerontl'animati...

Du cinéma au canapé : Impact de la COVID sur la production: du grand écran au petit écran?


Record de sélections dans les festivals de Cannes et d’Annecy pour les films soutenus par Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire

  La vie des salles et des festivals de cinéma reprend son cours normal et c’est avec joie que l’agence voit pas moins de 13 œuvres nées avec son soutien et celui de la Région Centre-Val de Loire sélectionnées dans deux des plus prestigieuses compétitions dédiées au 7e art, le Festival international du cinéma d’animation d’Annecy et le Festival de Cannes. Accompagner tous les tale...

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VIDEO Bruno Chatelin et le CAS MARKETING du lancement de Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes

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... 



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