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 newsletter%20cannes_0.jpg Farewell to Jérôme and Jonathan "Au Revoir" from your festival peers

Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf attended the annual wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the film fund which is currently the talk of the town, after they announced their 100M$ new line of credit during Winston Baker Film Finance Forum. For both heads of Cannes and AFM Markets this was the last "official" Cannes in office. Both had announced a new stage in their...

Interview with Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein at 75th Cannes Film Festival

Clay Epstein started his career at Kushner-Locke, after which he worked as sales executive at First Look Studios where he was solely responsible for all distribution of the company's 300-plus title library to Asia, ancillary and new media markets. He then went on to work with the late Robbie Little at “The Little Film Company” where he served as Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions. He joined the company in 2002 where his responsibilities included film development, acquisit...


Interview with Actress Wendy Morgan on her Directorial Debut "Mercy" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

  Award-winning actress Wendy Morgan’s international career spans 43 years, working alongside some of the most renowned names in the industry. She recently made her directorial debut with the powerful docudrama titled “Mercy”. In the film, she unveils the truth behind the devastation caused by animal agriculture, told though the eyes of a pig named Mercy and those involved with and trapped in the factory farming industry. Wendy’s film work includes the role of Moll...

Interview with Producers Without Borders (PWB) Founder Kayvan Mashayekh at 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Attorney turned filmmaker, Kayvan Mashayekh, began his career by writing, producing and directing an epic, independent feature film called, "The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam," which Premiered at the Moscow Film Festival in 2005 and had a successful theatrical run in the US for 53 weeks in 14 separate cities. Mashayekh was the winner of the Relativity Media Special Prize of $25,000 at the 2007 Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi for his script "Batting...


Interview with Slovenian Producer Ales Pavlin on Director Fortnight Film "Ashkal" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

   Award-winning film and television producer Ales Pavlin is co-owner and co-founder of Slovenian based production house PERFO Production. His company Perfo Production has produced a few hundred commercials and many TV series and feature films, which were awarded on national and international festivals. Aside from producing, Ales also works as professor at Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television AGRFT in Ljubljana. In 2012 the European Film Promotion's (EFP) named him for ...


Interview with Producer Janine Teerling for Un Certain Regard Film "Mediterranean Fever" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

    Netherlands born and Cyprus resident Janine Teerling is a producer and writer. She recently attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival as one of the European Film Production (EFP) “Producers on the Move”. In its 10th anniversary, the EFP Producers on the Move the selects twenty talented and rising star European producers to highlight and celebrate during a specialized Cannes producer networking program. Having had her film “Patchwork” in t... saluting Jérôme Paillard on his last Cannes and his contribution to the industry

Jérôme Paillard attended the annual wine tasting reception for festival directors held at FilmHedge Terrace - 57 la Croisette in partnership with FILMHEDGE: the Film Fund which has just announced their 100M$ new line of credit. This was the last "official" Cannes in office for Jérôme who is retiring from his function at the head of market.   Bruno Chatelin founder and Jon Gosi...


Queen Angelique-Monet of Eti-Oni hosted three Signature events in an effort towards world peace and tolerance

American Arts Pioneer and Humanitarian now Queen Consort of a Historic African Cocoa Town celebrates 10 Years at Cannes Film Festival with theme: “Plant Trees Not War” During the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival, American former beauty Queen, and arts & entertainment pioneer dubbed, “Ventriloquist Queen,” and “Royal Puppet Performer,” by BBC Focus on Africa, BBC World Services, BBC News, hosted three Signature events in an effort towards worl...

Cannes Marché du Film & Festival 2022 Catch Up

Coverage from our team in Cannes : Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !   Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter  I Cannes Beat 1 I Cannes Beat 2 I Cannes Beat 3 I Cannes Beat 4 I Cannes Beat 5 I Cannes Beat 6 I Cannes Beat 7 I Cannes catch up VIDEO Interview with Guill...



Zero Gravity selected to Woods Hole, Guam and Discover Film Festival

Woods Hole Film Festival July 30 - Aug 6, 2022 Woods Hole, MA Guam International Film Festival Oct 7 - 9, 2022 Hagåtña, Guam Discover Film Festival (Scotland) Oct 22 - Nov 6, 2022 Dundee, Scotland, UK   ...

24.06.2022 | Zero Gravity's blog

The Korean Film Festival (KOFFIA) returns to Australia this summer

KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTRALIA RETURNS THIS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER Witness some of the most extraordinary story-telling, breathtaking cinematography and powerful performances as the Korean Film Festival (KOFFIA) returns to Sydney (18-23 Aug), Melbourne (1-5 Sep), Canberra (1-3 Sept) and Brisbane (8-11 Sept) for another year, showcasing the best films from Korea’s world-class film industry. From the biggest blockbusters, noir films, rom-coms, gripping thrillers and more, the Festi...

24.06.2022 | Korean Film's blog

6 original scores commissioned for ciné-concerts for the 50th anniversary of Fema

Original scores commissioned for ciné-concerts; Retour de Flamme's 30 year anniversary; special event at La Sirène ­ ­ 6 ORIGINAL SCORES FOR CINÉ-CONCERTS  ­ For its 50th anniversary, Fema has commissioned 6 original scores for ciné-concerts: ­ ­ — For three city symphonies, visual scores describing human ...

23.06.2022 | Editor's blog

Taste of Anatolia - calling for films from Turkey

  Taste of Anatolia - Films from Turkey Film Submission Deadline 15th July! Confirmed festival dates for Taste of Anatolia! Launched in 2018 by Balık Arts, ‘Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey’ aims to showcase the rich and varied cultures of Turkey through film. This year, from 5th to 11th November, the festival will present a contemporary mix of short, fiction, documentary and feature-length films. Venue detail...

22.06.2022 | Editor's blog

Call for Entries - 19th accordi @ DISACCORDI - International Short Film Festival in Naples - Italy

accordi @ DISACCORDI - International Short Film Festival celebrates its 19th anniversary on November 7 - 13, 2022 and welcomes filmmakers, professionals, enthusiasts from across the world, to share the art of independent short films with the local audience, to entertain and enlighten the festival attendees, to provide filmmakers the opportunity for professional networking and development, and to encourage cultural tourism and film industry development in Naples and the surrounding area in Campan...

22.06.2022 | acordsiDESACORDS's blog

The Desertscape International Film Festival returns to Southern Utah this June--celebrating its fourth outing

   We hope you're getting ready to have some good, old-fashioned movie-watching fun! The fest opens today at 4 PM with the SIGHTS & Sounds shorts block at the Electric Theater in St. George, Utah. Get your tickets now! Full schedule ...

22.06.2022 | Editor's blog

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival Announces 2022 Lineup of Outdoor Films

A curated selection of outdoor adventure and conservation short films, shown outdoors, over three weekends throughout Portland from July 28th - August 14th.   The Maine Outdoor Film Festival (MOFF) has released its 2022 film lineup. MOFF’s 3rd annual flagship Portland festival will feature 70 films from local, national and international filmmakers that include a wide breadth of outdoor adventure and conservation work. MOFF will be held from July 28th to August 14th hosting 11 uniq...

22.06.2022 | Editor's blog

Twenty-five years of Local Sightings

  SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 25th ANNUAL LOCAL SIGHTINGS FILM FESTIVAL Sep. 16–25 online and in-person at Northwest Film Forum An annual showcase of PNW moving image artwork, screenings, workshops, and filmmaker gatherings. The 25th Local Sightings Film Festival at Northwest Film Forum is a virtual-and-in-person showcase of Pacific Northwest creative communities. The 2022 program will present a competitive selection of curated short and fe...

21.06.2022 | Editor's blog

Ischia Film Festival, twentieth edition: June 25 to July 2, 2022

  The event, celebrating the bond between cinema and territory, lights up the Mediterranean summer in the wonderful scenario of the Aragonese Castle of Ischia   Toni Servillo will receive the Ischia Film Award 2022   Many Italian excellences among the guests: Silvio Orlando, Leonardo Di Costanzo and Matilda De Angelis to name a few   91 works representing 37 Countries from all over the world, of which 78 will be premiering at IFF, for the celebratory edition   ...

21.06.2022 | Editor's blog

The 2022 Bentonville Film Festival kicks off tomorrow

  The 2022 Bentonville Film Festival We are back and better than ever! We've got a full week ahead of fun with something for everyone. Our in-person festival is jam-packed with activities.  Check out what's happening every day this week!   Visit the WEBSITE for more information on in-person and virtual screenings and events!     ...

21.06.2022 | Editor's blog

Rutherfurd Hall Foundation Announces Film Festival June 26

  Hackettstown, New Jersey - The Rutherfurd Hall Foundation (RHF) is proud to announce the upcoming “Rutherfurd Hall Film Festival” that will take place on June 26. This festival will consist of three film showcases: High School student films (beginning at 1:00 PM), Documentary and Experimental films (beginning at 3:00 PM) and Narrative films (beginning at 5:00 PM). In an effort to showcase local creativity of young students in the filmmaking arts, this festival...

19.06.2022 | Editor's blog

Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) celebrated its 20th Anniversary

Returning LIVE, the Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF), founded by Canadian trailblazer Leslie Ann Coles, celebrated its 20th Anniversary June 9 to 12, 2022, at TIFF Bell Lightbox.    FeFF was way ahead of its time at its founding, and the festival's tagline, "Always Honest, Not Always Pretty," says it all. It's an eclectic program of features, documentaries, shorts, and the highly anticipated Late-Night Thrills and Chills – an&nbs...

19.06.2022 | Editor's blog

Fest Forums returns to Santa Barbara February 1-2, 2023

“ With so many great minds and event organizers in one place, ideas and opportunities will be abundant.” Forbes FestForums is a b2b live gathering with panels, awards, networking  and parties galore to discuss the festival industry. Festivals have included Coachella, SXSW, Sundance, Burning Man, Lollapalooza, Life is Beautiful, Bonnaroo, Global Citizen, Woodstock, Glastonbury, EDC, Essence Fest, Toronto Film Festival, South Beach Food & Wine, Harlem Eatup, Governors Ball...

18.06.2022 | Fest Forums's blog

Neo-Gothic Psychological Thriller SCREWDRIVER to Have World Premiere on the Closing Night of Dances With Films on June 19

   In Attendance Will Be Director/Writer Cairo Smith, Cast Members AnnaClare Hicks, Charlie Farrell, Milly Sanders and Matt Munroe, and Producers Rand Vossler, Michelle Shundo and Christopher Corey Smith     Neo-Gothic psychological thriller Screwdriver by director Cairo Smith will have its world premiere as part of the closing night festivities of Dances With Films. The feature film debut of the award-winning director and screenwriter Smith,...

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VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Marché du Film Co Executive Director

...Guillaume Esmiol in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, about Guillaume's background in tech, media and innovation (with the TF1 Group), developping the new features in the current Marché du Film 2022 and the plans for the future edition which he will be running solo (with his team). He currently serves as co executive director of the Marché du Film and will take over from Jérôme Paillard who was having his last year in office. Bruno Chatelin was able to sit do...

VIDEO Berite Labelle and DreamTeam Directors interviewed for 'Time is Eternal'

Berite Labelle describes her parts in the film where she plays both Mary Wollstonecraft and Cleopatra in their fight for the division of the the world. Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. Today Wollstonecraft is regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers. Time is Eternal shows the power of the pen and power of the sword, and also the power of beauty!  When Cleopatra and Mary Woll...

VIDEO K-MOVIES NIGHT in Cannes 2022 Greeting Message

KOFIC held K-MOVIE NIGHT in 3 years after the Pandemic. Check it out who visited K-MOVIE NIGHT! ...

24.06.2022 | Korean Film's blog

Interview with Montreal Producer Julie Bradet about Latest Feature "The Cheaters" (2022)

  Montreal native Julie Bradet is an anthropologist (PhD), film producer and co-founder of the cinema production company Les Films Primatice ( with co-founder and CEO Louis Godbout. After the production of her 2nd feature film, "The Cheaters" (2022), she and Louis have been winning awards and making international film festival rounds. They attended the 25th annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) in late March where their film received ra...

Interview With Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant on Debut Film "Pretty Problems" (2022)

Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant has been traveling the international film festival circuit since the SXSW 2022 Film Festival world premiere of his award-winning debut feature film “Pretty Problems” (2022). Directed by Kestrin Pantera and produced by Katya Alexander, Tennant wrote, starred in and co-produced the film; it was the recipient of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films. It then went on to win the Grand Jury prize...

FilmHedge came to Cannes with big news for the film financing community

The announcements were made at the FILM FINANCE FORUM on May 20th where filmHedge's CEO & Founder Jon Gosier was speaking in the "State of the Industry" panel.   *FilmHedge* is a fin-tech lending platform for TV and Film producers. The company provides solutions for both film financiers and producers looking to borrow. The company was founded after the team lent more than $1 billion to Film/TV in previous roles and came together to improve the financing process...

Telluride Film Festival announces two dissident Russian filmmakers as its 2022 Festival Guest Directors

KANTEMIR BALAGOV AND KIRA KOVALENKO : GUEST DIRECTORS AT 49TH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL    Telluride Film Festival (TFF), presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce dissident Russian filmmakers Kantemir Balagov and Kira Kovalenko as its 2022 Festival Guest Directors. The award-winning filmmakers are set to select a series of films to present at the 49th Telluride Film Festival running September 2 - 5, 2022.    Festival organizers annually sel...

"Why you need to be screened at Festivals" A Masterclass with Bruno Chatelin at Bangkok Doc

Bruno Chatelin co founder former head of SONY AND fox theatrical distribution shared his festival experience and advice for an hour to participants of BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARDS 2021 THE VIDEO WIL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR AUDIENCE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF BRUNO'S INTERVIEWS           ...

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"Pierre et Jeanne" Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Clémentine Célarié

 PREMIERING IN CANNES - BEST FOR FESTS LABEL Worldwide rights available Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screenings in the Palais. Adapted from Guy de Maupassant, first feature film by french actress Clémentine Célarié, produced by Sazia Films The Roland family lives in Etretat: Jeanne, the youngest, inherits the fortune from M. Maréchal, a friend of the parents. Pierre the elder brother gets bogged down in questions questioning the sacredness of ...

Return to Eden Cannes Market debut, first feature film by Jeff Gross

WORLD PREMIERING IN CANNES - BEST FOR FESTS LABEL Worldwide rights available Ask for a screener / Save the date for the Screening in the Palais. Hypnotic love story set in a time of rising fascism, in the polarized town of Eden, Oregon. Starring:  Gary KOHN, Jade STRUCK, Claude DUHAMEL, Jim KINNEY The film is directed by acclaimed writer director Jeff Gross whose previous works involved screenwriting for Roman Polanski (Frantic, Bitter Moon) 87 minutes April 2022. Director Stateme...

Fantastic festival run for Zero Gravity travelling throughout the USA and beyond

Berkshire International Film Festival June 2 – 6 , 2022 Berkshire, MA   Vero Beach Film Festival June 9 – 15, 2022 Vero Beach, FL   ...


The Roundup, 1st 10-million Viewer Film in 3 Years in Korean Theatres

  Finally in 3 years, the first '10-million viewer film' was born in the Korean theater district. On June 11th (Saturday), The Roundup (released on May 18th) surpassed 10-million viewers in total in 25 days of its release, announcing the happy '10-million viewer' news. Including Korean and foreign films released in Korea, the film became the 28th '10-million viewer film' in history and the 20th among Korean films. It is also the first '10-million viewe...


VIDEO: KOFIC's Journey at Cannes 2022

We’d like to introduce the memorable journey with KOFIC at the 75th Festival de Cannes. From K-Movie Night, Korea-France Roundtable, and Press Luncheon to Filmmakers Luncheon, you can meet the scenes that promote the charms and excellence of Korean films to the filmmakers around the world. Especially, you can see the vivid images of Korean actors who visited Cannes throughout the videos. ...


Why Ukraine from Bernard-Henri Lévy new documentary on War in Ukraine

Paris, the evening of June 22 – a French journalist, writer, and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy premiered a documentary movie called "Why Ukraine?" In this movie, Lévy depicts the war in Ukraine as it has been unfolding after Russian invasion on February 24. The author stresses: "The war of Ukrainians is also our war. Their defeat will be our defeat. Ukraine can't lose, and for that, it needs help." The movie trailer: Ukrainian produ...


Bleecker Street, Slated Enter Strategic Partnership

Slated announces a new and innovative, multi-picture, multi-year strategic alliance with Bleecker Street to support outstanding filmmakers.  The partnership will leverage Bleecker Street’s distribution channels as well as Slated’s extensive content pipeline and A.I.-driven scoring system. This first-of-its-kind distribution deal will identify high scoring films from Slated’s curated content pipeline to be distributed domestically via Bleecker Street.     &n...


Residency participants selected and new support scheme for Ukrainian filmmakers ready for launch

Göteborg Film Fund 2022: Ukraine – residency participants selected and new support scheme for Ukrainian filmmakers ready for launch Four Ukrainian directors and screen writers have now been selected to the residencies that was announced in May. Parallelly Göteborg Film Fund: Ukraine is now sizing up, with additional support for dissemination of Ukrainian films, as well as to filmmakers working in Ukraine. More than 35 applications were submitted for the residency prog...


VIDEO The Jurassic World Dominion world premiere ambiance

  UNIVERSAL PICTURES & AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT THE PREMIERE OF JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION TCL Chinese Theatre Jurassic World Dominion   Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube     This summer, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-win...


New Trailer for Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

A new story from the fairy tales of Shrek. Watch and share the new trailer for #PussinBoots: The Last Wish, only in theaters December 22. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Only in theaters December 22 Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | #PussInBoots: The Last Wish   This fall, everyone’s favorite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.    For the first time in more ...


VIDEO Trailers of the best upcoming films of 2022 and 2023

Sharing the trailers for some of the most anticipated features from Hollywood.  Included in this compilation are 00:00 The Best Upcoming Movies 2022 00:03 Prey 02:13 Bullet Train 04:33 Nope 07:26 Black Adam 09:32 The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes 10:56 The Princess 12:28 Pinocchio 14:06 The Menu 15:36 Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank 16:37 Strange World 18:00 The Munsters 18:50 The Summer I Turned Pretty 20:28 Wildhood 22:28 Attack...


Broker closes the Sydney Festival

Direct from the Cannes Competition, where Song Kang-ho (Parasite, SFF 2019) won the Best Actor Award, Broker is a tender drama from Kore-eda Hirokazu (Shoplifters, SFF 2018). A film at once delightful, funny and heart-breaking from a master filmmaker at the height of his powers. Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho) runs a laundry shop but is constantly saddled with debt. Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) works at a ‘baby b...


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Films of Purpose find a voice for a decade during 75th Cannes Film Festival with United Nations supported NGO

For a decade the Queen Consort of Eti-Oni the oldest cocoa plantation in Nigeria, Her Royal Majesty Queen Angelique-Monet has supported films of purpose, and worked towards providing a platform for the unheard and unseen voices at Cannes Film Festival with her Non Governmental Organization New Generation In Action (NGIA) and main initiative Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative (AFIWPI), which is a United Nations supported organization in "Consultative Status,"...



The Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare will be given to Indian filmmaker Gitanjali Rao,

The Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare will be given to Indian filmmaker Gitanjali Rao, director of Bombay Rose (2019). The ceremony on the Piazza Grande on Monday, August 8, 2022 will be accompanied by a screening of her short film Printed Rainbow (2006).   The L...


Academy key dates for the 2022 Oscar® season

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced the 95th Oscars® will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.  The show will air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. Academy key dates for the 2022 Oscar® season are as follows:  General entry categories submission deadline  Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Governors Awards ...

Pardo alla carriera Ascona-Locarno achievement award goes to Costa-Gavras

  During its 75th edition (3-13 August 2022), the Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to Costa-Gavras, master of the cinema of civic engagement. The Greek-French director will receive the Pardo alla carriera Ascona-Locarno achievement award on the evening of Thursday 11 August, in Piazza Grande. On Friday 12 August Costa-Gavras will appear at the Forum @Spazio Cinema in a panel conversation with the audience, while spectators at Locarno75 will also have a chance to see two ...


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ATxSG, 2: Post-event Official Press Release

ATxSG, 2: Post-event Official Press Release Twelve days after the conclusion of Asia Tech x Singapore, which ended on 03 June, there came a press release by email. It is reproduced here, with minimal editing. As Singapore’s largest technology event since the reopening of its borders, ATxSG brought together 16,600 hybrid (live and online) attendees from 93 countries and regions and 26,000 event visits (this includes repeat visitors). The Singapore Expo, located near the Changi airport ...


Medium Spicy, Review: Only medium, not spicy

Medium Spicy, Review: Only medium, not spicy This had to be a new take on love. In its promotion, the makers of the film Medium Spicy (in Marathi language) quoted from William Shakespeare’s all-time love classic, Romeo and Juliet, “Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake – it is everything except what it is!” – Act 1 Scene 1. The movie begins with a reunion party of former catering college students, where liquor ...


Bhirkit, Review: Two deaths, one funeral, one election and three greedy inheritors

Bhirkit, Review: Two deaths, one funeral, one election and three greedy inheritors Bhirkit (Marathi for ‘greed’, an approximate translation), has its heart in the right place. It deals with a subject with which millions of Indians will identify, both city-dwellers and villagers. The team gets the setting, the casting and the milieu right. The emotions are palpable and real. And yet, the film fails to knit all these elements together into a tight narrative. Inspired by his own memo...





Your Script Produced Studios: season 3
November 3 – 7, 2022


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.


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PIERRE ET JEANNE by Clémentine Célarié

First Feature film 2022 99 minutes

France 2021 99 minutes  First feature film by Clémentine Célarié, produced by Matthieu Rubin - Sazia Films.

Starring Loris FREEMAN, Elodie GODART, Clémentine CÉLARIÉ, Philippe UCHAN, Mathieu AMALRIC, Sergi LOPEZ, Dominique PINON, Tom LEEB, Jacqueline CORADO, Marie DURET...

Sibling Rivalry and truth untold emerge after the unexpected inheritance of Jeanne

"Pierre et Jeanne" recounts the devastation caused by an inheritance intended for Jeanne, Pierre's younger sister. This poisoned gift from a friend of the parents will instill discord, jealousy, discord and sibling rivalry until an untold truth is revealed.


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RETURN TO EDEN written and directed by Jeff Gross: 87 minutes April 2022

Starring Gary Kohn, Jade Struck, Claude Duhamel, Jim Kinney...

Jeff Gross is a novelist and film maker. He has several writing collaborations with Roman Polanski to his name, including "Frantic" and "Bitter Moon"
Returning to the small town of Eden, Oregon after 30 years in France,  Josef, a writer, filmmaker, and self-described permanent exile, tries his best to fit in. Unable to write,  the world is so crazy that he can't keep up, he starts coaching the girls' tennis team at one of the local high schools. Lonely, adrift, he develops a friendship with Hope, a remarkable woman who dances in Puritan Eden's only strip club.  But as the dark clouds of fascism roll in, rumors run rampant, and soon enough, inevitably, the two worlds collide, with tragic consequences.


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THE THRILL  by Gordi de st. Jeor 8 minutes USA Jan 29 2022

Starring Aidan Browne and Sofia Masson

A young guitarist is about to play the biggest show of his life. Things don't quite go as expected...


TIME IS ETERNAL by Dreamteam filmmaker duo of Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir - Starring berite labelle

Short Film Fantasy  USA  December 2021 - 14 Minutes 20 seconds  

A prestigious feminine writer examines in her most recent novel what it means to be a woman across history and conjures up Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and fierce feminine writer/philosopher Mary Wollenstonecraft(mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frakenstein) who have crossed deserts of eternal time to meet.

The women materialize into her present time environment and recount their greatest victories, defeats, loves, regrets and dreams.

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ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN by Barbara Bentree
Documentary December 2021 - USA  90 minutes

Kevin Box has always known exactly what he intends to do with his life. In his words, "I want to have a conversation with people now and hundreds of years into the future."

As an artist, Kevin has been fascinated by the evolution of "lost wax casting" to create bronze sculptures and he spent many of his early years being mentored by other successful sculptors. Through his own R&D, he developed a unique signature by “unfolding” origami and casting these beautiful patterns into museum quality wall hangings.
"ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN" traces the career arc of Kevin and his partner/wife Jennifer as they now continue to create multiple traveling exhibitions of their artwork. Over the past decade, their unique sculptures have been viewed all over the country by millions of people.
"ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN" is an Artfilm, a Love Story, and an inspiration for all by showing what is possible…just starting with a simple piece of paper!

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HOT MONEY by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark and his son Wes Clark Jr. take us on a journey through the complicated realities of our financial system and its profound exposure to climate change. Hot Money outs the whole game, the whole charade, the whole crapshoot of the money system with all the humor and intelligence of a New Yorker cartoon. Combined with the wisdom of international business experts and academics, Hot Money is rich with historical context. It severs the knot of economic and political forces that may lead to societal collapse.


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12TH HOUR narrated by David Morse

Documentary by Susan Kucera (director of Jeff Bridges Living in the future’s past)

USA July 2021 51 minutes 48 seconds

Much of our population currently lives with hopeful delusions about climate change. These delusions, many of which are built in by evolution, hamper our ability to meaningfully address the problem.

Our brains evolved to solve short-term challenges for our survival. Climate change is a long-term challenge to our survival. Can we bridge the gap between these modes of thinking?

Emmy-nominated actor David Morse narrates the brutally honest 12th hour with insight from noted evolutionary biologists, climate scientists, cognitive researchers and psychologists.

Visionary thinkers like Peter Russell, Dr. Paul Piff, Dr. Kari Norgaard and dozens of the brightest minds in academia lay out an unflinching look at mankind: our past, our abilities, our shortcomings and what may be humankind's final destination.

If we have any hope to survive the changes we’ve locked in to our climate, we need to be honest with ourselves and our limitations. The 12th Hour lays out our biases so that we may overcome them.


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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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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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Sophie Dulac, la fondatrice du festival, présente son jury et le film d'ouverture AFTER YANG de KOGODANA, en salles le 6 juillet.  Après Maud Lübeck et Irène Jacob en intro musicale, l'ouverture officielle a été suivie par une réception au merveilleux Flora Danica, champagne à flots de l'autre coté des champs Elysées et DJ set Barbara Butcher ...

Exposition des photographies de Philippe Doumic dans le cadre de la 50e édition du Festival La Rochelle Cinéma

Médiathèque Michel-Crépeau La Rochelle et 50e Festival La Rochelle Cinéma Philippe R. Doumic : Les icônes du cinéma français Exposition des photographies de Philippe Doumic du 2 juillet au 30 septembre 2022   En partenariat avec le Festival La Rochelle Cinéma et dans le cadre de la 50e édition,  La Médiathèque Michel-Crépeau accueille du 2 juillet au 30 septembre 2022 l’exposition photograp...


Palmarès du Festival FIFOG 2022

Le 17ème Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG) a eu lieu du 13 au 19 juin à Genève et au sein de ses communes. L’édition de cette année est placée sous le signe de la Liberté…au féminin. Elle est présidée honorifiquement par l’écrivaine libanaise Joumana Haddad. Même si la canicule a eu un impact sur le déplacement des festivaliers,...


Highlights du festival SÉRIE SERIES qui aura lieu du 30 juin au 02 juillet à Fontainebleau.

Highlights de cette édition 2022 : La venue de l’ancien docteur devenu auteur et humoriste, ADAM KAY dont le best-seller vient d’être adapté en série (« THIS IS GOING TO HURT », diffusée sur CANAL+ ) La question « LA FICTION REND-ELLE LE MONDE MEILLEUR » déclinée en rencontres, débats et projections *Le lancement du Prix Gloria remis à un projet de s...


Le Paris Podcast Festival revient pour une 5e édition et interroge les « Puissances de la douceur »

Découvrez les nouveautés de la 5ème édition 2022 du Paris Podcast Festival   Depuis 5 ans, le Paris Podcast Festival s’attache à faire découvrir les podcasts natifs et à révéler cette nouvelle culture de l’écoute, à travers la rencontre entre les différents acteurs du podcast, afin d’en analyser les tendances et de proposer au public de belles découvertes à é...


Le 37e FIFF Namur vous révèle son affiche !

C'est avec une nouvelle identité peps et colorée, réalisée par notre incroyable graphiste, Cécile Van Caillie - Carambolage, que nous vous invitons à bondir dans les salles de cinéma pour PARTAGER LE CINEMA. EN VRAI. EN GRAND. du 30 septembre au 7 octobre 2022 lors du 37e Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur.  Découvrez sans plus attendre l'affiche du FIFF 2022 qui viendra &e...



Le Festival Septembre [COURT MÉTRANGE] revient à Rennes en septembre

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D’UN BLOCKBUSTER AFRICAIN À L’ART LYRIQUE POUR 2022   Après avoir mis en lumière des artistes pendant quinze ans, Alain Zirah et Anne Gomis, ambassadeurs de la Culture et de l’art de vivre à la française, ont dirigés leurs projecteurs sur un continent : l’Afrique, pour ses artistes mais aussi pour toutes ses spécificités. Ainsi, les OFF de Cannes 2022 ont choi...

Véronique Cayla et Patrick Sobelman: la nouvelle gouvernance la Présidence de l'Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma

  Ce vendredi 8 avril 2022, l’Assemblée Générale a procédé à l’élection de Véronique Cayla et Patrick Sobelman à la Présidence et Vice-Présidence de l’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, pour un mandat de deux ans.     Le nouveau binôme élu remercie chaleureusement l’ensemble des membres pour la confiance qu'ils viennent de lui accorder. ...

La découverte de la réalisatrice bulgare Binka Zhelyazkova et les 4 expositions du Fema

  Le Festival La Rochelle Cinéma est heureux de faire découvrir l'œuvre de Binka Zhelyazkova, cinéaste bulgare dont nous proposons la première rétrospective en France. Binka Zhelyazkova a tourné son premier film dès 1957 et, sur ses 9 réalisations, 4 ont été censurées dans son propre pays. Il était grand temps de faire connaître son œuvre avant-gardiste et engagé...


SÉRIE SERIES dévoile le programme complet de l’édition 2022 du festival

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