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910 ! THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Proud to support our community - Volume 910

Stay safe patient and creative: watch films at home!


Welcome to the N°910 release of our weekly newsletter View in your browser

Our thoughts go to the families of the victims of the COVID-19 in their flesh or their business; and we express our loud gratitude and solidarity with all of those who are fighting that disease. Our consideration and sympathy go to all the teams behind the festivals which had to cancel or postpone their edition. We understand all the frustration. We understand the work involved, we respect the tough decision and feel sorry for all the lost opportunities for our filmmaker friends in their quest to reach an audience.


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Possible postponement of the Cannes 73rd edition: your questions answered


On March 19, 2020, the Festival de Cannes had announced that it could not go ahead as planned from May 12th to 23rd this year. That statement, made two months before the planned date of the Festival, was a consequence of the global crisis linked to the Covid-19 epidemic.

After having canvassed the views of its Administration Committee and consulted many professionals, from France and abroad, the Festival has announced that it will consider the possibility of a postponement of its 73rd edition to the end of June or the beginning of July, a plan devised in agreement with the Centre National du Cinéma, with the support of the Cannes City Council and thanks to the commitment of the Palais des Festivals and the Cannes hotel owners.

This decision has, of course, prompted a number of questions. We will try to respond to the most important of those and we will monitor the situation carefully as it changes over time.... READ MORE

The Annecy 2020 edition is cancelled

" It is with tremendous disappointment that we are resigned to cancelling the Annecy 2020 edition." Over the past few weeks, driven by our passion and our enthusiasm, despite the confinement constraints we were nevertheless hoping to maintain the exceptional edition that we had in store for you. We were so looking forward to greeting you as we do every year in June, in Annecy, the animation film capital of the world. But today, the rationale and the international situation ...

Virtual Greenwich International Film Festival program

May 1 - May 3, 2020       Virtual Festival FAQ   What is the Virtual Greenwich International Film Festival?   The Virtual GIFF is a new way for our audience to enjoy films they can’t see anywh...

If you're sheltering at home, Maine Outdoor Film Festival just launched a $2,500 online short film contest

  EXTRA CREDIT ADVENTURE EDIT First off today, a tip of the hat to those of you on the frontlines. We're guessing you're probably too busy to be reading this email, but it is still worth saying: the MOFF family appreciates your service and the risks you are taking. Thank you for what you're doing for the greater good. We truly appreciete it.   For the rest of us: we're looking at a minimum of a month at home. (pro tip: face masks in public turn out to be pretty smar...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival Program Update

“We are living in exceptional times and as you will be aware, this year’s festival has been delayed, however, we are working towards something special. In the meantime, for anyone looking to watch something online, our on demand site is growing each week with new additions. It’s also worth noting that many titles are available globally, so you don’t have to be in Australia to watch them.  Many people working in film, and the arts in general, are suffering from the ...

ADAF Live | ADAF Kids Live : digital art broadcasts for adults and kids

The International Festival for Digital Arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival, acting according to the circumstances and in full convergence with #DigitalSolidarityGR, is offering, from this Saturday 11th of April and during the Greek quarantine, a series of live digital art broadcasts for adults and kids. International audience can enjoy live video art and animations of exceptional aesthetics dedicated to adults and kids, as well as video documentations of performances and installat...

The San Sebastian and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse festivals will no longer jointly organise Films in Progress

The San Sebastian Festival and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse created, in 2002, Films in Progress, a pioneer industry activity which has inspired similar formats at numerous international markets and festivals. It was born with the intention to back the production of Latin American cinema and to achieve the completion of films at the post-production stage. This activity was held twice-yearly: the first coinciding with the dates of the Toulouse festival in March and the second...

Meetings on the Bridge will be held online next week

Following the declaration of World Health Organisation about COVID-19 as pandemic, the international co-production, training and networking platform organised within the scope of the İstanbul Film Festival, Meetings on the Bridge (MoB) took the necessary precautions and will perform its programme online on 14-17 April with the support of Anadolu Efes, taking into consideration the urgent timeline of the filmmakers attending the MoB workshops with their films and proje...

Visions du Réel – International Film Festival Nyon: Focus on the International Feature Film and Burning Lights Competitions

The International Feature Film Competition presents 14 films from 15 countries, including 13 world premieres, singular and audacious works that freely inter...

The May 2020 Vail Film Festival will be an Online Event

   May 15-17, 2020   Due to the current situation, and the uncertainty ahead, we have decided to stage the Vail Film Festival online instead of having a physical event. We will return to the physical festival in 2021. We have an incredible program of films, panel discussions, and filmmaker Q&As that will all be available to watch online. This is a time for building community and staying connected, even when we can't physically be together. We hope that...

Bushwick Film Festival Launches Netflix Watch Party with Director+Cast Q&A

This Thursday, April 9, The Bushwick Film Festival will launch its Netflix Watch Party Series and Q&A featuring films and TV Shows on Netflix that were created by the festival’s incredible network of alumni. Guests can request an invite to free online screenings and Q&As featuring Cathy Curtin and Daniella De Jesús (OITNB), Stefon Bristol (See You Yesterday), Miles Orion Feldsott, Khalil Everage, Ashley Jackson (BEATS), Joshua Weinstein (Menashe) and more. To req...

ÉCU 2020 to be an online festival

ÉCU organizers have now moved ÉCU 2020 to be an online festival. For this year only. Same programme as the 'physical' screening. Opening night 24th of April, Day 1 screenings 25th April, Day 2 screenings and awards screening 26th April.  ÉCU organizers have now moved ÉCU 2020 to be an online festival. For this year only. Same programme as the 'physical' screening. Opening night 24th of April, Day 1 screenings 25th...

Submit to Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival

March 8, 2020  Earlybird Deadline   May 10, 2020  Regular Deadline   July 12, 2020  Late Deadline   August 9, 2020  Extended Deadline   SUBMIT NOW See you at the Evolution,  Your Festival Team  ...

Film festival SEE THE SOUND cancelled

SEE THE SOUND (April 22nd – April 26th), the film festival of SoundTrack_Cologne, is cancelled due to the current situation regarding the corona virus. At least parts of the film programme will - as far as possible - be postponed to summer and then shown parallel to the congress SoundTrack_Cologne from August 19th – 23rd, 2020. "The statements made by the politicians in recent days, as well as the letters from the City of Cologne which led to the cancellation of the parall...

Venice Film Festival_Final Cut in Venice 8th Edition

La Biennale di Venezia / 77th Venice International Film Festival / Venice Production Bridge Final Cut in Venice: call for projects now open for the 8th edition / Announcing the workshop to support films from Africa and the Middle East a hotbed for talents and awards at international festivals   The call for projects opens today for the eighth edition of the Final Cut in Venice workshop, which will take place from September 5th to 7th 2020 as part of the Venice Production Bridge o...

Directors from 94 countries have already announced participation in DYTIATKO International Children's Media Festival this year

The preparation to XII DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival founded by Kharkiv Regional Council is going on under the conditions of quarantine. The organization committee accepts applications for participation in 25 nominations and special nominations of the festival - personal, group, thematic ones – with the deadline no later than May 31, 2020. At the present moment 743 competitive projects have been submitted by 683 pa...

2020 Matsalu Nature Film Festival calling

  REMINDER!   If uou haven´t submitted yet: there are only a few weeks left to submit your films to the 18th edition of MAFF | Matsalu Nature Film Festival! Read more and submit here:  SUBMISSION ENDS MAY 1  We are looking forward to seeing your films at MAFF 2020! Thank you for your interest and collaboration! Thank you if you already submitted! Stay safe! ????     Heli Tetlov Head of Programming   MAFF ...

EarthxFilm Festival goes online and the Good Pitch Local Texas ist postponed to the fall

Our friends in Texas just made the following announcement postponing their event to the fall   Dear Friends,  First, we miss you, and hope that you are safe and well! We were looking forward to seeing you all later this month at EarthxFilm Festival and the Good Pitch Local Texas live event.  Now, we will connect with you virtually for EarthxFilm, and see you in real life later this year.  Save The Dates EarthxFilm will host an online festival April 22-27, 2020 and roll ...

Virtual Market update: The San Sebastián and Zurich Film Festivals unite to strengthen Industry Activities



We had heard a few weeks ago about the international talent agency CAA moving into the marketplace platform business for its clients (a new challenge to Cannes) creating a streaming platform with networking tools adapted to meet the needs of buyers and sales agents. The Goal was initially announced as alternate solutions to Cannes Market.

With all uncertainities pending around the Cannes dates and the questionned feasability of a market and festival taking place in Cannes end june / early july, CAA took a definitive advantage from the new shifts in global festivals and markets and hit another strike with the announcement of the joint initiatives by San Sebastian and Zurich. 

this is the joint release we received today: Cannes has not commented yet. READ MORE

TIFF looking at onsite and online options for the September 10–20 2020 edition



TIFF is planned for September 10–20, 2020 These past few weeks have been unlike anything we’ve all experienced before. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, we made the necessary decision to close our Toronto cinemas and offices at TIFF Bell Lightbox. During these times, we are acutely aware of the challenges of staying connected as creators, audiences, friends, and family. TIFF is an organization that believes in bringing together communities by creating transformational fi...

Your Script Produced Season 2 with March 22 deadline


Get your script into production in 2021!   Deadline: March 22, 2020.    Feature: $60.00    Tv: $50.00   Shorts: $40   Production Funding for 3 UItimate Grand Prize Winners: Feature: $250,000.00 TV Pilot: $10,000.00 Short: $10,000.00   Launched by founder/financier Doval Bacall FiIms, Your Script Produced is an international screenplay competition that provides an unparalleled platform and opportu...  

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The Accolade Announces Latest Winners!

Waging Change – Abby Ginzberg Abby Ginzberg (USA), Waging Change, Doc Feature – A hard-hitting look at the challenges faced by sub-minimum wage restaurant “tip” workers and the advocates who are fighting to change the system. Featuring two-time Oscar-winner Jane Fonda, Oscar-nominee Lily Tomlin, Saru Jayaraman (President of One Fair Wage, Author of Forked) and Congressional Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – who are all wor...


Palmares Films in progress 37

In the healthcare and confinement emergency that we all share, CC had to adapt and has been going online in order to support the 6 films in progress, currently looking for additional funding and partners that could help them circulate and reach their audience After watching the 6 selected films, the juries of the different awards got together on Thursday the 2nd and Friday the 3rd of April in order to deliberate. They acknowledged the quality of this new selection and had long discussions abo..
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July 23-30,  2020

Late deadline April 20, 2020

The 5th International Documentary Festival “Beyond Borders”, Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films until 20th of April, 2020. 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» takes place every year during the last week of August, is co-organized with the Region of South Aegean, Les Ecrans des Mondes and the Society for the Restoration of Castellorizo, is held under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, the Australian Embassy in Athens, the U.S. Embassy in Athens, the Embassy of Israel in Athens and the Municipality of Megisti (Castellorizo), with the kind support of ERT and EKOME. 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 Greek History Documentary, Best Greek Socio-political Documentary,     Best Short Length Documentary will be awarded by the Hellenic Parliament.  EKOME & SteFilm Post Production will also provide awards.


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The 23rd UNAFF is calling for entries


Early Deadline – May 2, 2020*

Regular Deadline – May 12, 2020*

Late deadline – May 20, 2020

The 23rd UNAFF will be held from October 15-25, 2020 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. This year’s theme THE POWER OF EMPATHY continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing our readiness to care about other people’s emotional experiences.

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Your Script Produced competition
                     Season 2

Early bird Deadline: May 24, 2020

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

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

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







French Riviera Film Festival 

May 11-12, 2020



May 9, 2020 extended deadline

The second 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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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 30 – June 4, 2020


April 10, 2020 Late Deadline

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

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

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Vilnius online conference reports on the challenges of realising a digital festival during the pandemic

Meeting Point – Vilnius takes on the Challenge of Realising a Digital Festival During the Coronavirus Pandemic during an online conference   As the pandemic rages on, Meeting Point – Vilnius, international audiovisual industry event of the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, cancelled due to coronavirus yet vowing to return next year, decided to address some of the challenges film festivals need to face nowadays – along with Creative Europe Des...

SBIFF Staff Memories – Will Smith: "Wake Up Every Day and Do Good"

  Watch SBIFF 2006 Modern Master Award honoring Will Smith – CLICK HERE SBIFF Staff Memories Episode 3: Wake Up Every Day and Do Good By Mickey Duzdevich, Senior Programmer Now, this is a memory all about how, I ended up staying in this here town, And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you about the night we honored the prince of Bel Air. I started working for SBIFF back in 2006. I planned on it being a short-term jo...

Even If You’re in the Pink COVID19-wise, PINK Schools You About It

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There’s a time for infighting among the Redbull and BlueMoon States, or states of mind, but right now we’re all trying to be in the pink, health-wise. #COVID19 and the Coronavirus health-quake is on now. EllenTube, from Ellen Degeneres, shows us in her interview with musical artist PINK that we all can do something to help the fight against Coronavirus. Even if we’re seemingly healthy right now. Thanks to Clap for Carers &...

The 50th USA Film Festival Announces Short Film Jurors, rescheduled dates to be announced

The USA Film Festival announces JURORS for its annual International Short Film Competition, part of the 50th Annual USA Film Festival program to be presented in 2020.   The USA Film Festival welcomes new and returning Jurors:   Actor, director and teacher Karen Allen Actor, producer, director and teacher Diane Baker Actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and film historian Jim Beaver Cinematographer Bill Butl...

Matt Wolf of SPACESHIP EARTH Knows You're Going Stir Crazy, So...

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you're fighting with children and considering Joe Exotic Tiger Revenge strategies against your partner or spouse, just think... You could be locked up in the Biosphere, that wild human Tang experiment of the old New Age. That should make you feel less shambolic, but better for your reframe? We borrowed Matt Wolf's director statement for you. by Matt Wolf, Director Spaceship Earth, From Spaceship Earth is the true, st...

Vilnius Invites to Online Conference about online festivals challenges

Virtual Online Conference   The Challenge of Realising a Digital Festival During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Experiences and an Exchange of Best Practices. Meeting Point - Vilnius & Creative Europe Desk Lithuania, in cooperation with CPH:DOX, Independent Cinema Office and European Film Forum are pleased to invite you to their Virtual Online Conference and discussion     APRIL 9, h 11am-12:30pm CET   Programme: Welcom...

Special Interview with Evolution! festival founder Sandra Lipski

Here is a special interview with EMIFF founder & director Sandra Lipski about her new consulting business The Festival Key.           ...

Odesa International Film Festival launches Instagram Live series featuring the world film industry representatives

  A series of live broadcasts featuring top international festivals heads and other representatives of the world film industry will be streamed on the instagram page of the Odesa International Film Festival. The guest of the first Live, which is to be held April 7 at 7 pm, is Karel Och, a member of the European Film Academy, art director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and 10th OIFF International Competition Jury member. Julia Sinkevych, general producer of the Odesa Inte...

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The Woody Allen Memoir... We Need the Dregs?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

Who writes a memoir in defense of marrying their step-daughter? You guessed it: Woody Allen. And with his new memoir - that was axed by Hachette and brought back to life elsewhere - we all get to wrestle with this Shakespearean dilemma…

To buy, or not to buy? Whether ’tis nobler to read the slings and arrows pointed at Mia, or to take up arms against “Apropos of Nothing” and fling it against the wall.

Yes, that is bad Shakespeare from Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1, often dubbed “the nunnery scene” which, of course, Hachette employees were likely not thinking about during the standing ovation when Allen’s galleys were tossed in the trash, but hey.

Arcade published it, so what can you do except decide for yourself whether to purchase the bête noire of books? Arcade, a division of Skyhorse,  lists the following three lead-off books on its website - just follow along here for Allenseque irony: “Raphael: Painter in Rome,” “Love Behind Bars: The Memoir of An American Prisoner’s Wife,” and the topper “Hitler: The Memoir of a Nazi Insider Who Turned Against The Führer.”

Can you script something better than that?

On Woody Allen’s website, he leads with this quote: “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”

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Elizabeth Moss: This Is Why We Love WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Anybody who loves the Amazing Nora Ephron is aces, and Elizabeth Moss (“Handmaid’s Tale”) doffs her Margaret Atwood bonnet to honor the deeply missed Ephron sister in her #AFIMOVIECLUB opener to WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. Moss hits all the high notes here, as she reads from the screenwriter’s diary from way back when, on the set with Director Rob Reiner, who - as the lore goes - threw this idea out to Nora, and she ping-ponged...

Moviebill CEO & Regal Hand Moviegoers AR Games for COVID19 Lockdown Fun

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent How much do you know about AR? First of all, "AR" is the acronymn for "augmented reality," which is related to VR (virtual reality), but more of a hybrid tech experience for the novice. Think of it this way: AR is a CGI-overlay for the real world; whereas VR is the immersive CGI world you enter. Does that make sense? AR you stare at (and interact with) from your world, but in (VR) you disappear into a pixelated envinroment vi...


by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent While most viewers are familiar with Cynthia Erivo from HARRIET, just about everyone in the Known Watching World heard her ballad at the 92nd Oscars, in that rounded fairy-tale golden cape-dress with the haute couture swagger. And while you can enjoy her singing performance here, first Cynthia hips us to the fancy-fingered realm known as Fashion Vogue ways. This film is the near-real story of victorious, glorious, Dame Anna Wintour's handlin...

Dutch platform ‘Picl’ secures revenues for cinemas and festivals despite cancelled theatrical screenings

Over the course of the last two weeks, the number of participating cinemas grew from 23 to 31, with a few more currently on the waiting list. The initiative now covers almost 90% of Dutch independent cinemas and has sold ten times more tickets than last month.   Picl has been organizing day and date releases since it was founded in 2017, releasing films simultaneously in cinemas and on its platform. As one of the first and few solidary release systems in Europe, viewer...

A salute to The Film Festival Day Initiative!

More than 175 film festivals across North America have been cancelled or postponed as a result of COVID-19. Movies unite us in a way that no other art form can and film festivals play an essential role in connecting our community to support the works of independent storytellers. Please join us in a celebration of our communities, our audiences, independent filmmakers and what makes the film festival experience so unique.   In partnership with the independent streaming plat...

"terroir" selected to Newlyn PZ International Film Festival!

"terroir" has been accepted to the 2020 Newlyn PZ International Film Festival, based in Penzance, Cornwall, England. Originally scheduled for the end of April 2020, the festival may now move online, due to the global COVID19 pandemic. Written/helmed and produced by Dawn Westlake, under her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. banner, "terroir" is about how the mother-child relationship may unfortunately cloud our perceptions of very capable female leaders in all sectors of society....

The First Rule of AFI Movie Club, Oh Okay, You Get It: Brad Pitt Does BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Not only does the man look and sound like Hollywood forefather Robert Redford, now Brad Pitt will actually tell you things you didn’t know about the wild robber-romp from The Greatest Screenwriter William Goldman, that launched Redford when Paul Newman laid down the law about casting.  BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID has so many mind-imprinting moments, from the gorgeous Katharine Ross on the bicycle scene to Paul using his brains t...

The Creepy Line selected to APOX film festival in Croatia

  The APOX Film Festival wants to become a film festival, which, unlike others, will be separated by the way of presentation of films, a different program, and orientation on the promotion of the culture of the island of Losinj and everything else that the island offers. Attract as many external directors as you like, and become a synonym of quality documentaries in this area. The concept itself is to promote the museum gallery spaces of the island of Lošinj and therefore c...

Marcel Duchamp the Art of the Possible selected to APOX film festival in Croatia

The APOX Film Festival wants to become a film festival, which, unlike others, will be separated by the way of presentation of films, a different program, and orientation on the promotion of the culture of the island of Losinj and everything else that the island offers. Attract as many external directors as you like, and become a synonym of quality documentaries in this area. The concept itself is to promote the museum gallery spaces of the island of Lošinj and therefore contribute not o...

Marcel Duchamp the Art of the Possible selected to The Fine Arts Film Festival

The Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF) is dedicated to showing the finest films in the world about art, the art world, and films that are art in and of themselves. Painting, photography, sculpture, performance art of all mediums, artists in and out of their studios, collectors, galleries, museums, public art, and alternative art spaces are all part of FAFF. This includes video art, curated as a Film or a Virtual Reality medium. We also have a Screenplay Competition! The 7th Annual Fine Arts Film ...

Marcel Duchamp the Art of the Possible selected to MASTER OF ART FILM FESTIVAL

Master of Art Film Festival is unique cultural event and the only in Eastern Europe international film festival for Documentaries on Art. It takes place in Bulgaria – Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. The festival focuses on different artistic approaches on Art. Its program is dedicated to Documentary cinema that represents the artistic vision both on history of Art, Contemporary Art forms and to celebrate the multicultural diversity in our time. Our goal is to show documentaries that manif...

Marcel Duchamp the Art of the Possible selected to FilmArte Festival

FilmArte Festival is the new film festival coming to Madrid. And in an Autumn Edition, visiting the creative Berlin. In our second year, we will celebrate one edition in each city. Now we are open for submissions for Berlin Autumn 2020 All films and screenplays are about arts or artists, both fiction and documentary Works that show talents and the creative process. The program will be dedicated to cinema that represents artistic visions and celebrate multicultural diversity. An experienced...

Backstage Shouts Disney Video Call for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & Gig Updates

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Straight from the virtual pages of “Backstage” magazine, the best-known brand for actor casting calls, there are some fun things you can do during your Pandemic Party lockdown. One of which is sending Disney Casting a video entry for Disney World’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Attraction. Backstage invites you to "wish upon a star for the great Disney-related gigs casting around the world! Disney Parks i...

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Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 84 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.


THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

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

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

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


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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

over 40 festival wins so far

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

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

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

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Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

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

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

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

Vos questions à propos d’un éventuel report de la 73e édition

Le 19 mars dernier, le Festival a annoncé qu’il ne pourrait avoir lieu comme prévu du 12 au 23 mai prochains. Cette annonce, faite deux mois avant son déroulement, est la conséquence de la crise mondiale liée à l’épidémie du Covid-19. De fait, après avoir recueilli les avis de son Conseil d’Administration et consulté de nombreux professionnels français et étrangers, le Festival a annonc...


En attendant Disney+ Netflix gagne la guerre des plateformes de VOD...

Entre le confinement et l'arrivée de Disney+ dans le secteur, la VOD est en plein chamboulement. SEMrush, spécialiste du marketing digital, a mené l'enquête : quelles sont les plateformes de VOD les plus populaires sur Google ? Et quels sont les films Disney les plus populaires ?   Méthodologie : pour chaque mot-clé, SEMrush comptabilise les recherches effectuées sur sur une période donné...


Sélection Annuelle 2020 | Pour les auteur.e.s !

  Au cœur du confinement, l'actualité déborde de festivals annulés, de cinémas fermés et de tournages emportés par le tsunami du virus. Comme si le cinéma et son avenir devaient succomber à l'enfermement. Au bout du Finistère, à Plounéour-Brignogan-Plages, un village de résistants, conscient de la gravité du problème et soli...


Les membres des jurys du Festival Vues d’Afrique remettront leurs prix le 26 avril

CHEZ VOUS ? LE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA VUES D’AFRIQUE ARRIVE EN NUMÉRIQUE! Plusieurs films en sélection en accès gratuit sur TV5-UNIS pour vos soirées Festival. Du 17 au 26 Avril 2020! C’est avec enthousiasme que les membres des différents jurys du 36e Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique propuls&e...


Création filmique en mode confinement: l' appel à films du Mashup Film Festival

Bonjour à vous,   nous espérons que vous allez bien en ces temps qui nous chamboulent. Au-delà de la maladie et de l'angoisse qui s'en dégagent, il y aura un après à construire.   Cet "après", nous le souhaitons créatif et partageur. Nous ne connaissons pas encore les nouvelles dates du festival mais nous sommes sûrs qu'il aura lieu en 2020 : nous avons toujours les 3 000 euros du CNC Tal...


Henri on t'aime déjà! découvrez la nouvelle salle VIRTUELLE de la cinémathèque qui ouvre ses portes aujourd'hui

Des films rares de la Cinémathèque française à voir en ligne #Culturecheznous   La Cinémathèque française est fermée depuis le 13 mars. Depuis un peu plus de trois semaines, vous êtes encore plus nombreux que d'habitude à vous rendre sur pour y découvrir des leçons de cinéma et des conférences, des sites et des articles consacr&eacut...


San Sebastián et Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse cesseront d'organiser conjointement Cinéma en Construction

Le Festival de San Sebastián (Espagne) et Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse ont créé en 2002 Cinéma en Construction, une activité d'industrie pionnière qui a inspiré des formats similaires dans de nombreux marchés et festivals internationaux. Cinéma en Construction est né dans l'intention de soutenir la production de cinéma latino-américain pour la finalisation de films en phase de post-...


Plein(s) Écran(s) donne carte blanche aux festivals annulés!

À partir du mois d’avril, Plein(s) Écran(s) est de retour avec une offre cinématographique en collaboration avec des festivals de courts métrages québécois. Le festival Plein(s) Écran(s), qui se terminait en janvier dernier, a enregistré une année record lors de sa dernière édition avec près de 3,7 millions de visionnements, une augmentation des interactions du public de plus de 47 % et plus de 33 300 abonn...


Vues d’Afrique se réinvente en ligne du 17 au 26 avril

  36e Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique Propulsé par TV5 Vues d’Afrique se réinvente du 17 au 26 avril Rendez-vous incontournable du cinéma africain et créole en Amérique du Nord, l’édition 2020 de Vues d’Afrique se veut novatrice, moderne et riche en découvertes. Pour renouveler son organisation, la direction du festival a renforcé tout le secteur numérique ...


Palmarès du Cinéma en Construction 37 de Toulouse

Dans la situation d’urgence sanitaire et de confinement partagée par tous, Cinéma en Construction Toulouse s’est adapté et s'est déroulée en version dématérialisée afin d’accompagner, dans les conditions actuelles, les 6 films en chantier, à la recherche de financements complémentaires et de partenaires capables d’assurer leur circulation et leur diffusion jusqu’au salles de cin&eacu...

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