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Wrapped in Paris...

Yamaha piano, the Arc de Triomphe....Everything gets wrapped in Paris, including Yael Naim 's piano right after her stunning performance at the Champs Elysées Film Festival opening (a few meters away from the monument). ...


VIDEO: Toronto International Film Festival announces 2021 Award winners

The Toronto International Film Festival® has announced its award recipients for the 46th edition of the Festival, which concluded tonight with screenings of Zhang Yimou’s One Second at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall. “2021 brought an exceptional selection of films that excited Festival audiences around the world,” said Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, TIFF Co-Heads. “Our lineup showcased beloved auteurs alongsid...


FIPRESCI and NETPAC juries select TIFF 2021 Award winners

The Toronto International Film Festival, alongside the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema (NETPAC), announced award winners for work screened at TIFF 2021.   “We are thrilled to announce that Anatolian Leopard has received the 2021 FIPRESCI Jury Award,” said Diana Sanchez, Senior Director, Film, TIFF. “Every year we are amazed at the creativity and audaciousness of the filmmakers in our l...


Meet the 2021 TIFF Rising Stars

Meet the 2021 TIFF Rising Stars: eight upcoming actors selected as standout performers from films in TIFF’s Official Selection. We will hear the next generation of acting talent give their thoughts on the film industry, share their experiences working on their latest projects, and discuss what’s next in their careers. The 46th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 9 to 18, 2021   ...

TIFF AWARDS announced

Thank you for joining us for the 46th Toronto International Film Festival on September 9–18, 2021. The awards were revealed this saturday september18th   PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD Belfast, dir. Kenneth Branagh   PEOPLE’S CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD The Rescue, dirs. E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin   PEOPLE’s CHOICE MIDNIGHT MADNESS AWARD Titane, dir. Julia Ducournau   TIFF TRIBUTE ACTOR AWARDS Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye...

VIDEO The team of Dune in conversation with Cameron Bailey at Toronto

Denis Villeneuve   The team behind DUNE in conversation with TIFF following its premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Denis Villeneuve’s much-anticipated retelling of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, and Zendaya. The 46th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 9 to 18, 2021. ...


MAMI 22, 02: Entries invited

MAMI 22, 02: Entries invited Mumbai Academy of Moving Image is holding its 22nd Mumbai Film Festival during March 11-15, 2022. Entries are now open. You can submit your film in the following sections: India Gold / Spotlight Completed after 1st December 2020 Made by directors who are either an Indian citizen/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO) At least one of the producers is an Indian citizen At least 50 minutes in length Not screened publicly in India before ...


The countdown to the International Feature Film Competition begins at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival!

    The 10 features to compete in the International Feature Film Competition section of the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and its jury have been announced. Supported by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture and hosted by the Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Muhittin Böcek, the festival kicks off on 2 October. The films shortlisted for the International Feature Film Competition will compete for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress award...


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Highlights from the Screen & Story Film Festival, 2021 edition

The Screen & Story celebrates the work of new and established filmmakers from around the globe. Our FREE eleven-day event runs until 25 September.   Join us every day for this year’s exciting and diverse programme of 103 films from 39 countries, including 17 Virtual Premiere, divided into 10 compelling short film strands, 3 double-bills, including 48 shorts, 24 documentaries, 28 animations, and 3 feature films.   A variety of different genres and styles f...


4th Budapest Classics Film Marathon ready to start 21-26 September 2021

Budapest’s Largest Int’l Film Festival Offers Fully Restored Classics   Hungary’s National Film Institute is organizing, for the fourth time, Budapest’s largest international film event, Budapest Classics Film Marathon beginning on 21st September. The six-day celebration offers more than 70 recently restored classics in themed sections at various venues around the capital. To the delight of Budapesters, the popular square in front of St. Stephen’s Basil...


Festival of Cinema NYC returns for its 5th year,

The 2021 FESTIVAL OF CINEMA NYC Presents rday Night Filmmaker Red Carpet at the Regal Festival of Cinema NYC proudly returns for its 5th year, as a live in-person 10-day event, taking place September 24-October 3. Bookending over 120 independent films from around the world with many premieres among them, will be the Opening Night selection of John Carlucci and Brandon Laganke’s crowd favorite Drunk Bus, and the Closing Night screening of Erin Granat & Machete Bang Bang’s ...


57th Chicago International Film Festival Program Announced!

  The full film program for the 57th Chicago International Film Festival is now live! Jane Campion, Kenneth Branagh, Céline Sciamma, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul are just some of the acclaimed directors presenting their latest films in this year's program alongside such highly anticipated Chicago premieres as Dune, C'mon C'mon, The French Dispatch, and more. Our New Directors Competition once again showcases rising international talents, and our Black Perspect...


The 5th Barcelona Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality 360º Marketplace will highlight in the social and educational field

  The oldest event dedicated to virtual reality ub Spain, organized by Mecal Festival, comes back one again. The 5th Barcelona Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality 360º Market will serve as a meeting point for renowned national and international professionals in this emerging sector with an emphasis on the social and educational fields. It will be structured in three parts.   On the one hand, the conferences will be organized around various themes such as VR Scripting, Archi...


CineFAM Film Festival celebrates its 5th year October 23rd-24th, 2021.

CineFAM Film Festival "5 Years of Limitless Imagination’'_   The number 5 represents curiosity, freedom, and change.  The festival theme, ”5 Years of Limitless Imagination'' embodies this.  CineFAM was established in 2016 by award winning filmmaker and Academy member, Frances Anne Solomon.  CineFam Film Festival introduces audiences around the globe to bold and original stories by women and non-binary creators of colour.  This year’s ...


The 9th Edition of Ugu Film Festival launches this week

The much-anticipated 9th Edition of Ugu Film Festival – 4 days of non-stop film screenings and workshops     The much-anticipated 9th Ugu Film Festival will take place from the 23rd to 26th September 2021. Following on a strict virtual event that took place last year, the organisers have confirmed that this year’s installment will take on a hybrid format to accommodate online participation as well as a limited number of participants at a venue in Port Shepstone. &nbs...


24th Annual Dances With Films Festival by Robin Menken

  Dances With Films, LA's independent film festival ran from August 26 to September 12 at the TCL Chinese Theatres.   Founded by Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent, Dances With Films has been recognized by USA TODAY readers as a TOP 10 North American Film Festival and has repeatedly hit the TOP 10 on FilmFreeway's Review List of more than 8,000 film festivals worldwide.    The entertaining "Voodoo Macbeth", produced by a collective of ...


20th edition of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event focuses on sustainability and the future of filmmaking

  The growing business platform and trade fair in Northern Europe for audiovisual industry professionals Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event celebrates its 20th edition with a seven-day summit in Tallinn, accessible also online, focusing on hot topics such as green production and sustainability in the film industry. Marge Liiske, the head of Industry@Tallinn& Baltic Event comments that even though 20 years has given the team a great deal of experience and the summit has established a ...


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Over 300 Films Selected For The 17th Annual Oscar-Qualifying® HollyShorts Film Festival

  The Hybrid Celebration will take place September 23-October 1, 2021 The Oscar® Qualifying HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL is back and ready for its close up. After a year of virtual screenings, panels, and endless Zoom meetings, the world’s largest short film festival will host its first ever hybrid event from September 23-October 1, 2021. The organizers behind HollyShorts are thrilled to announce over 300 out of 5,000 submissions made the cut and are invited to screen at the 17th e...


Europe Film Festival U.K.

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...


San Sebastian in full gear, after a glamorous opening night

Marion Cotillard received on the festival opening (Sep 17) the first of the two Donostia Awards to be presented at San Sebastian Festival’s 69th edition. Penélope Cruz presented the honorary award to the French actress during the opening gala with the theme of the hugs interrupted by the pandemic, and which also served to remember those who have recently left us, such as the filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier and the former Festival director, Luis Gasca. “I didn’t expect...


Yelena Popovic’s ‘Man of God’ Starring Mickey Rourke, Alexander Petrov and Aris Servetalis – A Global Success Story

Just weeks since the August 26 theatrical release of Yelena Popovic’s “Man of God,” the film has reported ticket sales of over 272,000 to watch the international production, setting box office records in cinemas across Greece and Cyprus.  Starring Mickey Rourke, Alexander Petrov and Aris Servetalis, “Man of God” won its second Audience Award at the 15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in May, confirming that the film speaks to the he...


Porto Femme 2021 starts on September 30

  PORTO FEMME - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Porto Femme - International Film Festival is coming to Invicta city to, once more, give stage to the work made by women in the seventh Art. The festival's 4th edition takes place between the 30th of September and the 5th of October, in various places in the city of Porto, in which will be projected 135 movies, coming from more than 25 countries. Just like the three previous editions, the Porto Femme 2021 program, beyond film session...



San Diego Film Festival highlights

Opening Night Film C'MON C'MON  & Closing Night Film THE LOST DAUGHTER Gala Features Include these highly-anticipated films THE POWER OF THE DOG (Benedict Cumberbatch) SPENCER (Kristen Stewart)  BELFAST (Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe) THE FRENCH DISPATCH (Frances McDormand, Adrian Brody) THE HUMANS (Amy Schumer) FLEE, PETITE MAMAN, THE BETA TEST, WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD and the NOVICE The Festival attendees will enjoy a hybrid of...

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Interview with Actress Judi Beecher for "Tango Shalom" (2021)

Judi Beecher is a multi-award winning international actress, singer-songwriter, and filmmaker. Her career began as a print model and singer in France, Italy and New York, where she sang alongside the Gipsy Kings in the south of France and performed in Cologne and Barcelona as a chanteuse. Her first professional acting job was with Woody Allen in "Coop Italia," a string of TV commercials for the Italian market. Judi performed in Off-Broadway original theater productions and starr...


Producer, winemaker, Mark Tarlov passed away in Manhattan

  PRODUCER, FILMMAKER AND WINEMAKER MARK TARLOV DIES AT 69   Mark Tarlov, the highly regarded producer of Copycat and Serial Mompassed away on July 31st, 2021 after a battle with cancer, it was announced by his family.  He was 69.   Having always been an avid fan of movies throughout his life, Tarlov scored his first entertainment job in Business Affairs at Warner Bros. in 1979. At the studio his interest in films grew and in 1983 produced his first feature,  Chris...


Meet the 2021 TIFF Rising Stars

Meet the 2021 TIFF Rising Stars: eight upcoming actors selected as standout performers from films in TIFF’s Official Selection. We will hear the next generation of acting talent give their thoughts on the film industry, share their experiences working on their latest projects, and discuss what’s next in their careers. The 46th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 9 to 18, 2021   ...


Yelena Popovic’s ‘Man of God’ Starring Mickey Rourke, Alexander Petrov and Aris Servetalis – A Global Success Story

Just weeks since the August 26 theatrical release of Yelena Popovic’s “Man of God,” the film has reported ticket sales of over 272,000 to watch the international production, setting box office records in cinemas across Greece and Cyprus.  Starring Mickey Rourke, Alexander Petrov and Aris Servetalis, “Man of God” won its second Audience Award at the 15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in May, confirming that the film speaks to the he...


Dilli Kaand, Review: Those that rape and those that gape

Dilli Kaand, Review: Those that rape and those that gape When a film is delayed six years in its release, its fate is more or less sealed. Dilli Kaand was launched in August 2015 and sees the light of day on 24 September 2021. Of course, the delay of the last 18 months can be attributed to the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic, when cinema-halls remained shut, but the six-year delay cannot be explained by Covid. Even now, cinema halls have only opened in some states of India, with conditions impo...


Bruce Willis stars in the feature film "Fortress" - First Look Photo

First look image of Bruce Willis from his new feature film “Fortress” which also stars Jesse Metcalfe and Chad Michael Murray. The film recently wrapped production in Puerto Rico and serves as the first in a trilogy. Photo credit is Kenneth Rexach.    FORTRESS Status: Principal photography recently wrapped in Puerto Rico Genre: Action Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Bruce Willis, Chad Michael Murray Writer: Alan Horsnail Director: James Cullen Bressack Producers: Randall E...


Film Adaption of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Best-Selling Novel Stars ‘Shang-Chi’s’ Simu Liu

Simu Liu  Photo credit : Miller Mobley   Highland Film Group announced today the company has locked distribution deals in key international territories in all media for the romance One True Loves, starring red hot Simu Liu, who currently stars in Marvel’s box-office smash Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film also stars Emmy and Tony-nominated Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Luke Bracey (Netflix’s Holidate) and is the film adaption of Taylor Jenkins Reid&rsquo...


Enough! Lebanon's darkest hour selected in competition at the 11th annual Arlington Int'l Film Festival

Arlington International Film Festival  will run November 4- 14, 2021 Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film. In 2014 AIFF was awarded the Community Recognition Award by the Arlington Martin Luther King Committee, in 2013 the Alan McClennen Community Arts Award by the Arlington Center for the Arts and th...


Enough! Lebanon's darkest hour premieres in Paris; Daizy Geden to speak in Panel on Lebanon's revolution

The film is part of of the FOCUS « THAWRA » (REVOLUTION) at the second edition of the LEBANESE FILM FESTIVAL IN FRANCE. Daizy will speak in the panel dedicated to“Social and political revolt: what impact and what future for Lebanese culture and cinema?”   Followed by an exchange with the public   Participants: Michelle Keserwany, Philippe Aractingi, Salim Saab, Daizy Gedeon Moderation: Michel Abouchahla, president of the weekly cinema maga...


Tehran International Short Film Festival Joins Academy Award® qualifying fests

IYCS public relations reports according to Tehran times, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved registration the Tehran International Short Film Festival as an event whose awards can qualify a film for the Academy Awards®, the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) that is the main organizer of the festival announced recently. “We were informed that the festival will be a gate to the Oscars late last week. Meanwhile, there are few festivals in Asia having this hon...


Oliver Stone to receive Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award

  © Michael Segal Photography   Academy Award-Winning writer and director Oliver Stone will receive the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival(SFiFF) Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s 13th edition, presented this upcoming October. The Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony will be followed by a screening of an Oliver Stone film.   "Mr. Oliver Stone is one of the very greatest American movie makers of our time,” said SFiFF Artistic Di...



Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20 – 24, 2022

Regular Deadline: December 6, 2021 

RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE SUBMISSION FEE BY MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TOP REVIEWED ON FilmFreeway, JDIFF is known for it's networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and truly geared for the best experience!

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

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



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Worldfest Houston 55 
April 20 - 24, 2022


Early bird discount deadline  November 15

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 may enter Online via our 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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World Trailer Awards 2022
February 12 & 13,  2022

Inaugural edition 
Early Bird 30th September 2021

Honouring the world's best creatives marketing the world's best entertainment.

The World Trailer Awards are open for entry and will honour outstanding entertainment marketing across Cinema, TV (Broadcast & Cable), Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media. For more information and to enter:

To be eligible for entry in the 2022 World Trailer Awards (Awards), the Work being submitted must have been made available to the intended audience in the Region and Market selected for the Entry between 1 January 2020 and 31 October 2021 inclusive.

The WTA is a global initiative from the revered Golden Trailer Awards, an awards competition that recently marked its 21st year celebrating the entertainment industry's best movie trailers, teasers, posters, and innovative advertising; in association with AcclaimWorks, a globally recognised leader in awards management services.

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NYC Independent Film Festival
(June 12-19, 2022)

November 30, 2021 Regular Deadline

January 15, 2022 Late Deadline
February 15, 2022 Extended Deadline

New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) will hold a physical festival this year. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory and observed throughout. But we are determined to be a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYCIndieFF is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

Home of the NYC Indie Awards the festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYCIndieFF screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

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

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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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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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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 28 – June 2, 2022


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.

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):

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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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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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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INVISIBLE HAND  by Matthew Taylor
director of The Creepy LineMarcel Duchamp the art of the possibleSafeguard an electoral debate...

USA  28 minutes August 2021

Invisible Hand is an exploration of memory. Our unnamed protagonist lives a life of repetition and insecurity. Every day is a blur of abstract actions until one night she meets a dark stranger who gives her a mysterious gift. Her life is turned upside down when she confronts a terrifying truth about her past. Deciding to take herself out of the abstract daily routine, she journeys into the crevices of her memory to untangle a dark secret that could ultimately destroy her.

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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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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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le visuel de la 30ème édition du Festival Drôle d'Endroit pour des Rencontres qui aura lieu du 26 au 30 janvier 2022 au Cinéma Les Alizés à Bron.   ...


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Le Festival du Film Libanais de France ouvrira sa seconde édition avec Memory Box

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