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Better World Fund Mastermind during the Venice Film Festival: a time to share

Live coverage by Alice Kanterian of the keynotes discussing the relationship between food, health, and sustainability  "Sustainibility should not be done because of a marketing trend. We share the same values for health,  food and sustainability with the  Better World Fund. I want to leave a better world for the next generation to come." Maud Truchi - Maslina resort We should leave the world better off as we found it! The amount of impact of every single you ...

VIDEO Venice 79 Day by Day : Day 8

The super cast of THE SON by Florian Zeller – Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Laura Dern and Zen McGrath – the Ukrainian delegation of FREEDOM ON FIRE: UKRAINE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, the stars of DREAMIN’ WILD Casey Affleck, Zooey Deschanel, Noah Jupe and Jack Dylan Grazer: here is #Venezia79 Day 8 in two minutes! Check out the programme  Buy your tickets #BiennaleCinema...

VIDEO Venice 79 Day by Day : Day 7

Tilda Swinton, Elio Germano, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco, Willem Dafoe, Christoph Waltz and Rachel Brosnahan arrive at the Festival and meet journalists, photographers and fans in a new special day of #Venezia79.   Check out the programme → Buy your tickets → #BiennaleCinema2022 #Venezia79 Video: Roberto Cortazzo, Pasquale Sbarra ...


Better World Fund Gala during the Venice Film Festival: very successfull reception at Scuola Grande della Misericordia Venezia

By Alice Kanterian for Koembu, a young Indigenous activist from National Geographic’s multiple-award-winning documentary, “The Territory”   received the Better World Fund Prize for the Best Achievement in Filmmaking with a strong message to raise awareness for the  environment in Rondonia/Brazil. "I hope  that by making the film this film you  know more about the dangers we face."   The trailer of the ... correspondant in Venise awarded with The Premio Giovanna Arrighi

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Nesta Sketching Venice for you

  Edouard Waintrop, Thelios, with Alberto Barbera :The Thelios brand sponsorship, Most effective it seems The Audience is not here, the future of film festivals in a hugely expensive  conversation ! Nesta   Monica The dream A bowl of dog treats and magic cigarette box are the dream prop takeaways! Andrea dreams of the set, And the dog is Patricia’s own treat.   Trace Lysette dreams of Safety and enacts the Code Switch in a different shell, and Italian ...


Jafar Panahi's "No Bears" Poster Unveiled in Venice International Film Festival

Prior to its world premiere in the official competition category of the 79th Venice Film Festival, "No Bears", the motion picture directed by Jafar Panahi, had its poster unveiled in this cinematic event.   "No Bears" is a motion picture written, produced, and directed by Jafar Panahi, with its first global screening in the official competition category of the 79th Venice Film Festival. The premiere includes four screenings on Friday 9 September, 2022, at 9 am and 4:...


VIDEO Venice 79 Day by Day : Day 6

79th Venice International Film Festival In #Venezia79 Day 6, a festive crowd welcomes Harry Styles and DON’T WORRY DARLING's actors, the Pope's "inverted pilgrimage" told by Gianfranco Rosi, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson at the Lido for the Irish tale by Martin McDonagh and LOVE LIFE's cast on the Red Carpet. Another great day of film and glamour captured and summarized in 2 minutes! #BiennaleCinema2022 #Venezia79   Video: Roberto Cortazzo,...


Venice Production Bridge (VPB) - the market for selected projects has successfully wrapped

La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce that the Venice Production Bridge (VPB) - the market for selected projects - held from September 1 to 6, 2022, during the 79. Venice International Film Festival, has successfully wrapped. Above all we wish to express our thanks to all of the 2.477 Industry delegates who made the trip to Venice and made this edition of the Venice Production Bridge such a vibrant and productive event. This figure pres...


AWARDS 10th edition of the FINAL CUT IN VENICE 2022 (3 - 5 Sept)

  79 th Venice International Film Festival Workshop to support films in post-production from Africa and Arab countries (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria).   For the sixth year, La Biennale di Venezia gives a cash award of € 5,000 to support the Best Film in post-production. La Biennale di Venezia Prize Jury, composed of Claire Diao (Sudu Connexion), Rasha Salti (ARTE France) and Gaetano Maiorino (True Colours) has awarded the film: INSHALLAH A BOY / INSHALLAH WALLAD,...


Two Arab films won the Arab Cinema Center partners awards at Final Cut in Venice Workshop

5000 USD and in-kind awards presented by MAD Solutions and El Gouna     At the 79th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, two partners of the Arab Cinema Center announced their awards for Arab film projects at Final Cut in Venice Workshop. Feature film project INSHALLAH A BOY by  Jordanian director Amjad Al-Rasheed won financial support from El Gouna Film Festival worth 5000 USD. MAD Solutions announced the feature film project BLACKLIGHT by Algerian director Kar...


VIDEO Venice 79 Day by Day : Day 5

Cinema makes us fly thanks to Elodie, Virginie Efira, Sadie Sink, Brendan Fraser, Penélope Cruz and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Paul Schrader. And, in Day 5, a jump into #VeniceImmersive’s virtual worlds! #BiennaleCinema2022 #Venezia79 Video: Roberto Cortazzo, Pasquale Sbarra ...


VIDEO Venice 79 Day by Day : Day 4 "I don’t want to leave this world without saying I love you" Paul Schrader

Paul Schrader awarded for Lifetime achievement at the 79th Venice International Film Festival "I don’t want to leave this world without saying I love you": such were the words of the Golden Lion winner Paul Schrader, who presented his film MASTER GARDENER, starring Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton, the Argentinian wave on the Red Carpet and MONICA’s actresses who enlighten the runway with bright colours: this is Day 4 at #Venezia79!     &n...


VIDEO Venice 79 Day by Day : Day 3

79th Venice International Film Festival The superglamourous cast of BONES AND ALL, starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell, the stars of the Greek tragedy set in a French banlieue directed by Romain Gavras, Isabelle Huppert, Frederick Wiseman, the history of the Festival written by Gian Piero Brunetta, the enthusiasm of the fans: all the emotions of Day 3 at #Venezia79!         #BiennaleCinema2022 #Venezia79    Video: Roberto Cortaz...


VIDEO Venice 79 Day by Day : Day 2

79th Venice International Film Festival Spotlights on Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Lars von Trier, Bill Nighy, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Aimee Lou Wood, Griselda Siciliani, Bobi Wine and Laure Calamy, who, in the Day 2 of #Venezia79, meet the press, photographers and fans and show intimate, epic, political and biographical stories from all around the world at the Festival. #BiennaleCinema2022 #Venezia79    Video: Roberto Cortazzo, Pasquale Sbarra   ...


VIDEO Venice 79 Day by Day : Day 1

79th Venice International Film Festival Words and looks of the stars of #Venezia79 Day 1: President Julianne Moore and her fellow Jury members, the divine actress Catherine Deneuve, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, the actors of PRINCESS and the cast of WHITE NOISE attending the press conference, the Photocall, the Red Carpet and the Opening Ceremony.   #BiennaleCinema2022 #Venezia79 Video: Roberto Cortazzo, Pasquale Sbarra ...


Venice Immersive back to the island of Lazzaretto Vecchio (Lido) with 43 projects from 19 countries

The selection of projects for Venice Immersive, the XR - Extended Reality section of the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, is now complete. The official selection will return to  the Venice Immersive Island (island of Lazzaretto Vecchio), a short distance from the Lido di Venezia, for the first time since 2019, on the following dates: 30th August (afternoon): press preview 31st A...
The honour to the director and screenwriter will be awarded on 3 September at 9:30 pm, followed by the screening of Master Gardener (Out of Competition). The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31 – September 10, 2022) has been awarded to the American director (The Card Counter, First Reformed, Cat People, American Gigolo) and screenwriter (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Obsession, The Yakuza...


Venezia'22: Alberto Barbera in Conversation with Edouard Waintrop about the Future of Film Festivals

THE FUTURE OF FILM FESTIVALS – THROUGH THE EYES OF ALBERTO BARBERA & EDOUARD WAINTROP A visionary panel discussion between the Director of Venice International Film Festival and the French cinema critic & jury member of ‘Orizzonti’ Thélios, the LVMH eyewear expert and eyewear sponsor of Venice International Film Festival, is pleased to host an inspiring discussion at their institutional Suite in the Hotel Excelsior on September 3rd. Alberto Barbera, Directo...


Filmmakers under Attack: Taking Stock, Taking Action panel and flashmob to raise attention at the 79th Venice Film Festival

Filmmakers under Attack: Taking Stock, Taking Action: two initiatives in solidarity with the filmmakers who have been arrested or jailed around the world this past year an international panel (Saturday 3 September, 3:30 pm, Casinò) a flash-mob on the red carpet (Friday 9 September, 4:30 pm) / In collaboration with ICFR – International Coalition Filmmakers at Risk Watch the round table with: Alberto Barbera, Vanja Kalurdjercic, Sinem Sakaoglu, Orwa Ny...


Expected guests attending TIFF 2022

  This list is not complete and is subject to change.  Ali Abbasi Madison Baines Mélanie Bray Christopher Abbott Jaume Balaguero Alex Brendemühl Marta Abbott Ariela Barer Madeline Brewer Golshan Abdmoulaie John Barker Krista Bridges Patrick J. Adams Rajat Barmecha Christopher Briney Lovell Adams Gray Shantae Barnes-Cowan Sterling K. Brown Odunlade Adekola Melissa Barrera Shayla Brown Paul Adelstein ...


TIFF celebrates Every Story fund milestones

TIFF celebrates Every Story fund milestones, thanks Partners and Donors; OVO signs on as new Every Story Partner Sophomore fund underwrites 4,500+ Memberships, accreditation for 70+ journalists, and expands programming for diverse voices   TIFF is celebrating key milestones since launching Every Story and is thanking fund Founding Partner NBCUniversal; and partners Getty Images, Hudson’s Bay, Rotten Tomatoes, Universal Music Canada, and UPS for helping reach its one-year goal to s...


TIFF announces a surprise Special Presentation of Biosphere

TIFF announces a surprise Special Presentation of Biosphere screening September 10 in the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre Photo credit: Nathan M. Miller   TIFF is excited to announce Biosphere, the directorial debut from award-winning producer Mel Eslyn and produced by Duplass Brothers Productions, will have its World Premiere on September 10 at 2:30pm as a surprise Special Presentation at the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.  &n...


TIFF Interview with The Flying Sailor directors: Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

THE FLYING SAILOR A Short at TIFF 2022. With Directors: Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby   Interview by Emmanuel Itier The Flying Sailor from co-director Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby is a pure charming delight. The “light” animation is elevating your soul with this “in between worlds” sailor and you keep flying with him the length of this short as if you were, yourself, experiencing an out of body journey. For this beautiful tale is the one about your existence ...


TIFF Interview with My Sailor, My Love Director.

MY SAILOR, MY LOVE   TIFF 2022   With director: Klaus Härö and actor: James Cosmo (“Howard”)   By Emmanuel Itier There is nothing more enchanting than Ireland, with its moody weather, its warm people, and charming movies like “My Sailor, My Love” coming to grace our screens, from time to time. Director Klau Härö, accomplished actor James Cosmo and their teammates invite you to escape, for a while, onto the other side of yourse...


TIFF Tribute Award Honouree, musical guest, and presenter lineup announced

Buffy Sainte-Marie to receive the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media Toronto's Mustafa to perform musical set Award presenters include Olivia Colman, Sarah Polley, Jason Reitman, and more...   Photo credit: Stephen Paniccia and Blair Johannes     Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, is delighted to announce that Academy Award®–winning Buffy Sainte-Marie will receive the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media presente...


TIFF unveils Industry Selects for 2022

Rounding out the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival lineup is TIFF Industry Selects, a curated selection of 10 audience friendly l films beyond the Official Selection that are available for worldwide acquisition.  These films will each have an in-person screening during the Festival for accredited buyers and industry professionals.. “We’ve worked to build a selection that will appeal to buyers as well as audiences,’’ said Norm Wilner, Programmer, Digital...


Fun@TIFF: Festival Street 2022 to ignite Toronto with free screenings, interactive activations, and musical performances

   Photo Courtesy of TIFF Back for its seventh year, the excitement and fun of the Toronto International Film Festival pours out from the theatres onto Festival Street and over to David Pecaut Square. King Street West between Peter Street and University Avenue will transform into the TIFF street party. Festival Street celebrations take place September 8–11, and activities in David Pecaut Square take place September 8–18. TIFF is also delighted to announce this year’...


TIFF Interview with the directors of the musical documentary 'Miúcha: The Voice of Bossa Nova'

Miúcha: The Voice of Bossa Nova TIFF 2022 With directors: Daniel Zarvos and Liliane Mutti.   Interview by Emmanuel Itier Miúcha is a true iconic star from Brazil, from the Bossa nova music world and it’s about time that a complex and rich documentary is giving a voice, again, to this legendary accomplished woman. Not only she started at a young age to sing but Miúcha ended up recording an album with the maestros: Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto with whom she marr...


TIFF Interview with Director: Stephanie Johnes for MAYA AND THE WAVE

MAYA AND THE WAVE TIFF 2022   by Emmanuel Itier Interview with Director: Stephanie Johnes   Watching, “Maya and the wave”, the new documentary by maverick filmmaker Stephanie Johnes is like surfing a perfect wave: at times on the edge of a precipice and sometimes, gently reaching to the shore to find inner peace. Peace within is the path followed by Maya Gabeira, the protagonist of “Maya and the Wave”, from being an outcast she came to rock the tribe of bi...





Eyes open: The 18th ZFF programme is online!

We are delighted to offer you a programme in 2022 with more world and European premieres than ever before. In over 140 films from 49 countries, we will show the entire spectrum of cinema: from intelligent blockbusters with glamorous stars like Sir Ben Kingsley and Charlotte Gainsbourg to the latest cinematic discoveries from our guest country Spain and innovative avant-garde films. This year's ZFF opens with the drama THE SWIMMERS by Sally El Hosaini. Check the program online! ...


SPIRIT 16th Tel Aviv International Spiritual Film Festival announces the November dates

SPIRIT : 16th Tel Aviv International Spiritual Film Festival will take place November 24 to November 26 2022 at Cinematheque Tel Aviv   The international film festival “Spirit” will take place from November 24 to November 26 , 2022 at Tel Aviv’s Cinematheque for the 16th time . The festival showcases the best of transformation movies that uplift, inspire, and educate. Including inspirational stories and themes related to welln...


Atlanta’s Out on Film announces film lineup for 35th edition of the film festival (September 22 - October 2)

    Atlanta’s Out on Film presented by GILEAD and WABE announces  film lineup for 35th edition of the film festival  (September 22 - October 2)   Nicholas Stoller’s Bros is the Opening Night selection,  and Todd Flaherty’s Chrissy Judy is the Closing Night film   Centerpiece screenings include Micheal Rice’s Black As U R,  Connie Cocchia’s When Time Got Louder, Daresha Kiyi&rsquo...


Award Season Studio Films lead the pack at the 21st Annual San Diego International Film Festival !

Opening Night Film: 'ARMAGEDDON TIME' featuring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong Closing Night Film: ‘EMPIRE OF LIGHT’ starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward and Colin Firth This year, we are really ‘Putting the Fest Back in Festival! including the return of the Opening Night Film Premiere & Reception, the Night of the Stars Tribute, Culinary Cinema, plus more In-Person Film Screenings. The San Diego International Film Festival annou...


Sacramento French Film Festival September 16 - October 13: Catch-Up Screenings

September 16 - October 13, 2022  The Sacramento French Film Festival Presents CATCH-UP VIRTUAL SCREENINGS We hope you had a beautiful summer and we are excited to present our fall series of catch-up virtual screenings on our Streaming Platform: For those who couldn't attend, or for those who want to revisit, the films presented in theatres at the 21st SFFF, here is your chance to watch some of them virtually: from Septembe...


The Arlington Int'l Film Festival Kicks off its 2022 Festival Season with 'In Conversation with Jerald Walker'

Upcoming Events Tuesday, October 4, 6pm Boston Public Library, Rabb Hall with 'In Conversation with Jerald Walker'  A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jerald Walker has published in magazines such as Creative Nonfiction, The Missouri Review, The Harvard Review, Mother Jones, The Iowa Review, and The Oxford American, and he has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays.   Walker is the ...



12th Cambodia International Film Festival opens for entry after 11th's edition roaring success!

The 12th Edition of Cambodia's largest film event is set  21-26 MARCH 2023, the festival accepts entry until December 2022. CIFF welcomes submissions of feature films, documentaries, short films, animation. Special focuses on gender, indigenous, environment and climate change topics, as well a films dedicated to young audience and kids. Find our submission link on FB or directly Film Freeway. We accept films from all countries, Southeast Asian entries are welcome. ...


New York Asian Film Festival 2022

Ranked among the best New York film festivals, the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is characterized by a superbly curated selection of classic and new popular productions from Asia. Held from July 15-31, 2022, at Lincoln Center and the Asia Society, NYAFF celebrated its 20th edition. NYAFF started in in Chinatown with martial arts films, moved its program to the Anthology Film Archives in 2002 under the Asian Films are Go! Name, and relocated to Lincoln Center as its main venue in 2020. N...

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The Alexandria Film Festival honors Actress Nora Armani with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Nora Armani - SRFF Film Festival The management of the Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, headed by film critic El Amir Abaza, has decided to honor Egyptian-born Armenian-French star Nora Armani in appreciation of her work in the field of cinema, during its 38th session that will be held from 5 to 10 October in Alexandria, Egypt. Actress Nora Armani will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of The Alexandria Film Festiv...

Zurich Festival paying tribute to Luca Guadagnino.

The Italian director and screenwriter Luca Guadagnino will be honoured with the renowned A Tribute to... Award at the 18th Zurich Film Festival.   With the global success of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, which received four Oscar nominations, Luca Guadagnino has become one of the most sought-after directors. After pres...


A tribute to Sony Pictures Classics founders Michael Barker and Tom Bernard

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, the two founders of Sony Pictures Classics will be honoured with the Game Changer Award at the 18th Zurich Film Festival! The Zurich Film Festival annually recognises outstanding personalities and pays tribute to industry leaders that not only cherish change but also embody the DNA of film and cinema.  Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, the two founders and co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics, aim to distribute thought-provoking, high-quality feature f...

Farewell to Kobayashi Masahiro: Japanese Film Director of ‘Bashing’, ‘The Rebirth’...dies aged 68!

Farewell to our friend Kobayashi Masahiro ! It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of the Japanese director, faithful of the Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul, Kobayashi Masahiro (1954 - 2022) at the age of 68 years.  President of the Jury in 2008, he was also three times in competition in 2002, 2011 and 2013 with The Man Who Walks on Snow, Haru's Journey (Audience Award) and Japan's Tragedy (Jury Award). Two other of his...

Céline Sciamma and more female talent at Film Fest Gent 2022
  Film Fest Gent proudly announces a new series of titles for its 49th edition, from 11 to 22 October 2022. French directors Léonor Serraille and Mia Hansen-Løve each portray a fractured family portrait in Un petit frère and Un beau matin. In her topical film Call Jane, Phyllis Nagy provides a star-studded cast led by Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver. Homegrown talent to watch out for is represented by Flo Va...


The RSIFF and Vanity Fair honoured during Venice Festival six remarkable women working at the heart of the Arab film industry.

    Vanity Fair honours talents Haifaa al-Mansour, Ahd Kamel, Sumaya Rida, Kaouther Ben Hania, Hend Sabry and Dorra Zarrouk who are paving the way in the film industry   3 September 2022: The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) and Vanity Fair have come together to celebrate visionary female talent both on and behind the camera who are shaping the film industry and creating extraordinary stories that resonate with audiences around the world.    ...

Bruno Chatelin joins the jury of the second edition of the Hope International Film Festival (HIFF)

Bruno Chatelin co founder and editor joins the jury of the second edition of the Hope International Film Festival (HIFF)  Hope International Film Festival (HIFF) will take place September 27-October 5, 2022.   ...



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... 



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Maeya Films Continuous Promotes Tibetan Culture with Local Tibetan Cultural Center

From hosting Universe Multicultural Film Festival in the past two decades to producing ethnic cultural background films, Maeya Culture Exchange Group and its film branch Maeya Films has always been interested in different cultural stories and carries the responsibility to promote ethnic cultures on its shoulder. Along with the wrapping stages of Tibetan Hearts, a film shot in Tibet about Tibetan lovers, Ms.Lynn Tang, Chairwoman of Maeya Culture Exchange Group visited Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhar...


Hola Mexico Film Festival announces the 7th annual edition of its career development program during Hispanic Heritage Month

Hola Mexico Film Festival presented by Toyota announces the 7th annual edition of its career development program during Hispanic Heritage Month TOMORROW’S FILMMAKERS TODAY Brings together emerging, U.S.-based filmmakers with a wide range of Latin American roots for an immersive, 10-day program to help increase Latino representation in the film & television industries Los Angeles, CA. September 2022– This year marks the 7th edition of the prestigious and competitive...


The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) and Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) announce new partnership

The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) together with Gauteng Film Commission (GFC), two of South Africa’s leading provincial film funding agencies, are proud to announce their inter-provincial partnership and collaboration. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the executives on 18 August 2022, the entities have undertaken to foster collaborative efforts that will contribute towards the growth of the Film industry in the country.   The partnership entails assisting fil...



Five films funded by RSIFF are beeing presented during the 79th Venice Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) has partnered with Final Cut, the Venice Production Bridge programme that supports films in post-production from African and the Middle East nations of Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine, which will hold its tenth edition at this year’s festival. Additionally, five films funded by RSIFF will be presented during the Venice Film Festival which runs from 31 August to 10 September. The 79th edition of the festival welcomes te...

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Golden Icon for Sir Ben Kingsley at Zurich Fest

A special (k)night in Zurich. !!! Thursday, September 29 - mark it in your calendar! Hollywood legend Sir Ben Kingsley will receive the prestigious Golden Icon Award in Person when presenting the European premiere of his latest film DALÍLAND. The Zurich Film Festival honours the celebrated actor for his outstanding career.   "I’m a storyteller, nothi...



Screenplay Winner Drops Out of the Jane Austen Cinematic Universe

Judges for the Seventh Annual Ojai Film Festival Screenplay Competition recently selected this year’s winner. “Very little separated the top choices from the rest of the semifinalists this year,” Bruce Novotny, the competition’s director, said. “The competition was tight and our judges made a difficult choice.” A sharp-witted comedy of manners titled “Pride and Prudence” came out of the Jane Austen Cinematic Universe by way of writer Fran...

Eddie Redmayne, will be recognised for his career achievements during the 18th Zurich Film Festival with a Golden Eye

  The actor and Academy Award winner, Eddie Redmayne, will be recognised for his career achievements during the 18th Zurich Film Festival. He will accept the Golden Eye Award in person on September 25 prior to the European premiere of his new film - Tobias Lindholm's thriller THE GOOD NURSE.     His portrayal of Stephen Hawking in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING earned him an Aca... 


14th NYC Independent Film Festival 
June 11-18, 2023)


August 31, 2022 Earlybird Deadline  

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.

NYCIndieFF provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers NYCIndieFF is the place to be June 12 to June 19, 2022 This dates may move to accommodate any and all government regulations.

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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.


Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.



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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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