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Legendary Indian actor and producer Shah Rukh Khan received an Honorary Award at Red Sea Fest

The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF) announced that the legendary Indian actor and producer Shah Rukh Khan will receive an Honorary Award to recognize his exceptional contribution to the film industry at the opening ceremony of the Festival’s second edition in Jeddah, on the Eastern shore of the Red Sea. The Festival is set to run from the 1-10 December and will present 131 feature films and shorts from 61 countries in 41 languages from both established and emerging talent...

Day 3 at Red Sea Fest

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD PRESS CONFERENCE: Image Nation: 11:00 - Ritz Carlton Press Conference Room   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD PRESS JUNKETS RAVEN SONG Press Junket: 14:00-16:00 - Festival Garden ASHKAL Press Junket: 14:00-16:00 - Festival Garden QUEENS Press Junket: 14:00-16:00 - Festival Garden FRAGMENTS FROM HEAVEN Press Junket: 14:00-16:00 - Festival Garden   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD IN-CONVERSATIONS In-Conversation with Gurinder Chadha: 14:00-15:00 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 5 ...


Day 2 at Red Sea Fest

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND: PRESS SCREENINGS What’s Love Got To Do With It?: 9:00 – Ritz Carlton Gala Theatre   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND: IN-CONVERSATIONS In-Conversation with Sharon Stone: 13:30-14:30 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 6 In-Conversation with Andy Garcia: 14:45-15:45 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 5 In-Conversation with Guy Ritchie: 16:00-17:00 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 6 In-Conversation with Luca Guadagnino: 17:15-18:15 - Red Sea Mall VOX Cinema 5   S...


Day 1 at Red Sea Fest

DAILY REPORT DATE: THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2022 YOUR DAILY HIGHLIGHTS AND LINKS TO TONIGHT’S RED CARPET IN PICTURES TONIGHT: Opening Night Gala - WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO IT? FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND: Red Sea Competition - SHIMONI (16:00 - Red Sea Cinema) Red Sea Competition - RAVEN SONG (19:00 - Red Sea Cinema) Red Sea Competition - MOUNTAIN ONION (22:15 - Red Sea Cinema) Arab Spectacular - QUEENS (18:45 - Red Sea Gala Theatre) International S...


Curtain raised today in Jeddah for the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival

EMC_0056_2022120174124285.JPG will be bringing you updated and live coverage from Jeddah! Stay tuned and connect to our Red Sea International Film Festival Chanel on youtube. The Red Sea International Film Festival (Red Sea IFF), in partnership with VOX Cinemas and the MBC GROUP, raised the curtain on the second edition, which will run from 1-10 December in Jeddah, nestled on the eastern shore of the Red Sea. The Festival opened with romantic comedy What's Love Got to Do with It? directed by Shekhar ...


RSIFF In-Conversations happening at this year’s festival in Jeddah with Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar, Nadine Labaki, Guy Ritchie...

The Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) in partnership with VOX Cinemas and the MBC GROUP, today announced its stellar line up of In-Conversations happening at this year’s festival in Jeddah. Cinema talents including Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar, Nadine Labaki and Guy Ritchie are just some of the renowned artists participating in the strong series of In-Conversations at the Festival, which will celebrate highly lauded directors, legendary actors and actresses, and emergent i...


Enjoy the fun Red Sea Festival trailer paying homage to many iconic films

Spoiler alert here: quick references to Mad Max, Forrest Gump, 2001 Space Odyssey, LOTR, Back to the Future, Kill Bill, ID4, Thelma & Louise, Jaws... Did I miss anything? ...


Chopard main sponsor of the Red Sea International Film Festival

The love story between the Maison and the silver screen continues The Red Sea International Film Festival announced Chopard as an official sponsor of its second edition, in partnership with Attar United.  Already very involved in the world of cinema, Chopard is happy once again to demonstrate its love of the seventh art by supporting this unique event, to be held in Jeddah from December 1st to 10th. The partnership will also be an opportunity to see Chopard ambassadors sparkling with its...


Winston Baker partners with RSIFF to bring a very comprehensive program December 3-6

RED SEA 360° in Association with Winston Baker The Red Sea 360° offers four days of thrilling and relevant talks on the Entertainment Industry, Finance and Innovation.  Festival attendees will be able to join 13 sessions covering various topics such as Sales & Distribution, International Co-Productions, Opportunities in the Arab Region, Incentives & Tax Rebates, Funding & Investing in Content, Storytelling...


RSIFF to program a concert from contemporary Indian music master A.R. Rahman on December 3

the Red Sea International Film Festival opens its doors to film enthusiasts at the biggest cinematic event of the year, the Festival has announced the first exclusive concert, featuring a performance by the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music.   The first musician to take the stage at the Red Sea International Film Festival concerts will be the legendary ‘A.R. Rahman’. The most renowned musician in the Indian entertainment industry – A.R. Rahman, two-time a...



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IFFI 53, 2022, 07: Ratings of films seen or partly seen

IFFI 53, 2022, 07: Ratings of films seen or partly seen Major-India-Hindi-Director Sashi Kiran Tikka: ** ½ Fatima-India-Hindi-Sourabh Kanti Dutta: *** Hatibondhu-India-English-Kripal Kalita: ** ½ Anhonee-India-Hindi (1973)-Ravi Tandan: ** ½ Parinda-India-Hindi (1989)-Vidhu Vinod Chopra: *** Alma and Oskar-Austria-German-Dieter Berner: *** Perfect Number-Poland-Polish-Krsyztof Zanussi: ** Cold as Marble-Azerbaijan+France-A...


Binaca GeetMala: 70 years ago, this day

Binaca GeetMala: 70 years ago, this day You wouldn’t blame me, would you, if I got really nostalgic, even mushy? If you were Ameen Sayani’s only disciple, recently promoted to Chief Copywriter too, what would be your feelings when you realised that the programme you grew-up on, the programme that is just 14 months younger than you, first went on air on the 3rd of December 1952, exactly 70 years ago? And the owner of the voice that thrilled India and Asia, including some parts of A... 


Beyond Borders reveals the Poster for the 8th edition

8th International Documentary Film Festival in Castellorizo "Beyond Borders" 2023 August 20-27, 2023 "Where Documentary Meets History and Culture"   For the third consecutive year, the International Documentary Film Festival in Castellorizo "Beyond Borders" has the pleasure and honor of being under the most honorable state patronage of the Hellenic Republic, that of A.E. of the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. The patron...



Berlinale 2023: Honorary Golden Bear and Homage for Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg © Brian Bowen Smith. Courtesy Amblin Partners The Homage of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will be devoted to US-American director, producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg, who will also be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. In the scope of the Award Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast, the festival will screen his most recent work, The Fabelmans. A recipient of multiple Academy Awards, Spielberg is one of the world's m...

Interview with Acclaimed "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) Producer Michel Shane @ Producers Without Borders Panel, AFM 2022

Michel Shane has spent the last three decades of his distinguished career as a venerable entrepreneur, with the intuition and foresight to perceptively spot trends before they go mainstream in the film and consumer spheres. At the helm of Shane Gang Pictures, which has developed, created, and executive produced major blockbuster motion pictures, including “Catch Me If You Can” (2002) and “I, Robot” (2004), he has driven the process from thought generation to i...


Interview with Actor Producer Director Tom Malloy For Directorial Debut Film "Ask Me To Dance" (2022) @ AFM

  Actor, Producer, Director Tom Malloy is a critically acclaimed actor, initially known for his indie-cult favorite Gravesend (1998), produced by Oliver Stone. Malloy became a trendsetter as one of the first successful triple-hyphenate Actor/Writer/Producers. Later, Malloy starred in the thriller Trauma Therapy (2019). Prior to that, Malloy starred in the found footage horror/thriller #Screamers (2016). Additional feature credits include: Fair Haven ...


Interview with Mexican Writer Director Producer Alex Kahuam for his one take feature film "FAILURE!" (2022) @ AFM

Alex Kahuam is an award winning director/writer/producer who has been nominated at the top genre film festivals in the world such as: SITGES, LONDON FRIGHTFEST, BIFFF-Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival and many more. He is the first Mexican director in the history of cinema to have accomplished making a feature film in one long take with no cuts in the US. His style has caught the attention of many film festivals, critics and audiences around the world for the us...


Local curators and cinematic heritage at IFFR 2023

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the latest titles for its 52nd edition. The Cinema Regained programme creates a sphere of collective remembrance for cinematic heritage, offering restored classics, documentaries on film culture, archival discoveries and more. The first titles in the programme are announced for 2023, including the world premiere of a documentary from Mika Taanila and Sami van Ingen, the grandson of Robert Flahtery. IFFR’s Rotterdam-dedicated prog...


Country Music Artist Jarvis Redd – A Star is Born!

Country artist and songwriter Jarvis Redd is taking the music industry by storm and bringing a new sound to country music. The rising artist gained 800,000 TikTok followers in just one week and has received positive feedback from top artists, including the legendary Tim McGraw, Clay Walker, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Brett Young, and Brandy Norwood, to name a few. Redd has also gained the attention of top music executive Tony Mercedes who discovered Redd on Faceb...


Looking forward to jury duty at World Trailer Awards!

Bruno Chatelin is happy to be a judge for the second edition of the World Trailer Awards / 25 February 2023 . Voting member : European Film Academy (former  Board Member); Les Cesar voting member since 1987, Académie des Lumières. Fest Forums Advisory Board Member, International Film Festival Summit Advisory Board Member. Board Member on a few Festivals BIFF, CIFF, Animaze - le MIAFF, Houston WorldFest, Co- Founder of Animation Day in Cannes French ...



Driving Mum reviewed at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Driving Mum by  Hilmar Oddsson with Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Tómas Lemarquis, Hera Hilmar... Iceland 2022 1h 52minutes THE FILM RECEIVED THE BEST FILM AWARD IN TALLINN Reviewed by Lopa Kaul: With a Masters in Literature, she has been writing and watching films since an early age and attending film festivals. Now she dabbles in music journalism while dreaming about writing her novel.   World premiere at Tallinn Black ...


The Punishment reviewed at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

The Punishment by Matías Bize Chile, Argentina, 2022 80 minutes THE FILM RECEIVED THE BEST ACTRESS AWARD IN TALLINN Reviewed by Lopa Kaul: With a Masters in Literature, she has been writing and watching films since an early age and attending film festivals. Now she dabbles in music journalism while dreaming about writing her novel.     International premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, official competition Chile, a deep dark forest, riddled with pumas ...



3rd Annecy Festival Residency – The 2023 Winners

From 3rd April to 30th June 2023, the Annecy Festival Residency will be hosting new artists who will be working on the graphic development of their animation feature films. ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­      ...


EFA reveals its Excellence Awards 2022!

Congratulation to the winners of the Excellence Awards 2022!   The eight winners of the Excellence Awards have been unveiled by the European Film Academy today. The winners in the categories honouring the different arts and crafts will receive their awards at the European Film Awards ceremony on 10 December in Reykjavík:   European Cinematography Kate McCullough for THE QUIET GIRL   European Editing Özcan Vardar & Eytan İpeker for BURNING...


44th Cairo Int'l Film Festival 2022 Winners

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION The Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film Alam by Firas Khoury   The Silver Pyramid, Special Jury Award, for Best Director Love according do Dalva by Emmanuelle Nicot       The Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First/Second Work Bread and Salt by Damian Kocur       Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay A man by Kei Ishikawa (kosuki mukai)     Best Actor Award (split for two actors) The dam by Ali Ch...


Nominees of the European Film Awards 2022

The European Film Academy revealed the nominees of the main categories of the 35th European Film Awards. The award ceremony takes place on 10 December in Reykjavík and will celebrate the best of European Film culture.   For the first time the Academy announces the nominations in a video presenting all nominated productions and protagonists. Please find the video here.   These are the nominations:   European Film: ALCARRÀS direct...



Worldfest Houston 56 
April 25-30, 2023


Early bird discount deadline  November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!

You may enter Online via our entry platform -, or via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 56th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!


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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards honors content in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Embracing all aspects of the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today's global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers by recognizing innovators in our 14 Category Groups: News Programs, News Reports/Features, Sports Programs, Documentary, Entertainment Programs, Entertainment Specials, Program Crafts, Promotions/Station IDs & Opens, Promo/ID & Open Crafts, Streaming, Student, Films, Corporate Image, and Film Crafts.

Accepting entries for the 2023 competition since September 7th 2022. If you need additional assistance or have any questions about our categories, please contact Rose Anderson at




World Trailer Awards 
25 February 2023 


Honouring the world's best creatives, marketing the world's best entertainment.
Entries are open, the venue is booked and we are excited to be well into the preparations for 2023.

International Awards Program with International Judging Jury:

The work you submit is going to be seen by hundreds of judges. All are senior executives from production companies, distributors, broadcasters, streamers, advertising agencies and film, television and gaming studios.

32 Categories for Best Trailer, Best Audio Trailer, Best Poster, Best Motion Poster, Best Story, Best Experiential Marketing, Best Online Advertising, Best Outdoor Advertising, Best Print Advertising.

World Trailer Awards Regional Winners are announced and celebrated in early February 2023.

Winners for the World Trailer Awards 2023 will be announced on 25 February 2023 at Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. The high profile awards event is attended by industry guests, entrants and judges. This is followed by a by a virtual broadcast on 26 February on

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Julien Dubuque Film Festival
April 26 – 30, 2023


Regular Deadline: December 12, 2022 

RANKED AGAIN IN 2022 AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE SUBMISSION FEE BY MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TOP REVIEWED ON FilmFreeway, JDIFF is known for its networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and is truly geared for the best experience!

Dubuque, Iowa, located right alongside the Mississippi River, is a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds.


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The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 
April 18 – 22, 2023

December 9, 2022 /  Late Deadline
December 31, 2022 /  Extended Deadline

The MBIFF is a World Class Event.
Submissions end December 31,  2022, submit through, or through the festivals website, myrtlebeachfilmfestival.comThe Myrtle Beach International Film Festival has been awarded several prestigious awards including one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine and has become a favorite of many filmmakers and film enthusiast!

The MBIFF 18 will take place April 18 - 22 2023.
What sets the MBIFF apart from other festivals is our commitment to the true spirit of film. Once you are here, you are family.
Our judging panel includes judges from all walks of life, why? As with any subjective judging, it is important to have a broad spectrum of perspectives. Many film festivals house only filmmakers as judges, which can lead to niche judging which we feel is unfair to filmmakers, especially if you do not fall inside their niche. Your film receives the fair and honest treatment it deserves. By including other perspectives from different walks of life it creates a balanced judging platform, which we believe is why we have been touted as having one of the best film line ups in the World. We believe that your project receives a more overall perspective grading as to whether it entertains or informs a wider viewing audience rather than that of only an entire panel of film makers. Not to worry, we do have several film professional on board as judges!
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by politics.
The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology.
We look forward to viewing your film /project!

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

NYC Indie Film Fest

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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Fantasporto´2023 | 43rd Porto International Film Festival calling for entries





Fantasporto´2023 | 43rd Porto International Film Festival reminds you that the entries for the next edition of this festival are open, and will close on December 31st, for all sections.

The 43rd edition of the event will be from February 24t till March 5th at Batalha – Centro de Cinema. To submit a film please send to the link and password (in Vimeo) of the film to be seen by the selection committee, and the entry form that you will find at FESTIVAL 2023 on The link must be open till March 5th. The selected films will be announced by the end of January.2023.

Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World.

A World Heritage City by UNESCO, Porto was considered twice Europe’s Best Touristic Destination, another factor adding interest for guests and the press. Founded, in 1981, by Beatriz Pacheco Pereira and Mário Dorminsky, the fest goes now with the same founders and directors, for its 43rd consecutive edition and has the support of the Portuguese State and Porto Townhall.

Please check the Regulations on the site before sending your submissions.


Features: The films must be produced in 2022.

Shorts (only fantasy films competition) till 15 minutes produced in 2022;

             To participate in the festival, films must be first screenings in Portugal (for all sections).

             Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.











'Tales of Babylon' to screen at Berlin, first look of the feature film available for sneak-peek



First look at "Tales of Babylon" by Pelayo De Lario
Synopsis:  In this ultra-hip crime thriller, X and Y are two hitmen which storyline is interwoven with other two hitmen: Mother Nature and The Professional. The lives of these hitmen, a bartender, a kid, her brother, and their gangster leader grandfather intertwine in these wild tales of violence, family and redemption.  In this tale of family, crime, and violence in London, the Modern day Babylon....
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ECO VILLAGE by Phoebe Nir
First Feature Film by Phoebe Nir (USA: 81 minutes November 2022)

When Robin hitch-hikes to an eco village she read about online, she is seduced by a highly musical parallel universe, in which wholesome earth skills blend vertiginously with Bacchanalia and Sadomasochism.


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ABSOLUTION by Lauren Spohn

Short film by Lauren Spohn (UK: 6 minutes 24 seconds 2022)

Labelled BEST FOR FESTS by curator Bruno Chatelin former head of Fox and Sony in France, founder and editor


"I am in a dark forest and something is chasing after me,  some sort of creature that reeks fire or something: one part of me wants to run but I cannot move my legs? I am totally paralysed..." 

"One last thing"he said : "it's not your fault !"


A man sees his psychiatrist for help with a difficult hidden family secret. The conversation takes a sinister turn as the psychiatrist pushes deeper into the man’s past. All is not what it seems: 

Can he take the tension, will you?

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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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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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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 ...   

Le festival DE ROME À PARIS revient du 12 au 15 janvier 2023

LE FESTIVAL “DE ROME À PARIS” REVIENT DU 12 AU 15 JANVIER 2023  DANS LES SALLES CHRISTINE CINÉMA CLUB ET ÉCOLES CINÉMA CLUB   Rendez-vous incontournable du cinéma italien en France, le festival DE ROME À PARIS revient du 12 au 15 janvier 2023. Il change de décor et investit deux merveilleux cinémas du quartier Latin : Christine Cinéma Club et Écoles Cinéma Club, cinéma de r&e...

Une double présidence pour les 30 ans de Gerardmer

Bérénice Bejo © Philippe Quaisse/Pasco&co - Michel Hazanavicius © François Berthier Bérénice Bejo & Michel Hazanavicius Tournez ! Coupez ! Détournez ! Une double présidence pour une édition anniversaire Ce 30e anniversaire du Festival de Gérardmer fait place à un duo d’amoureux fous de cinéma. À travers cette présidence exceptionnelle port&ea...

Carthage: le palmarès complet des JCC 2022

Compétition officielle :     LONGS-MÉTRAGES DE FICTION Tanit d’Or : Les Révoltés (Vuta N’Kuvute), Amil Shivji (Tanzanie) Tanit d’Argent : Sous les figues, Erige Sehiri (Tunisie) Tanit de Bronze : Sharaf, Samir Nasr (Égypte ) LONGS-MÉTRAGES DOCUMENTAIRES Tanit d’Or : Batata, Noura Kevorkian (Liban) Tanit d’Argent : Nous étudiants!&nb...


Palmarès des Écrans Documentaires

PALMARES 2022 Il y a quelques instants à l'Espace Jean Vilar était dévoilé le Palmarès de cette édition des Écrans Documentaires. Chaque année, un jury composé de professionnel.le.s du cinéma remet le Prix des Écrans Documentaires et le nom du prix. Nous remercions chaleureusement Mia Ma, Maïté Peltier et Bruno Deruisseau  pour leur présence et leur regard....

Le FIPADOC revient à Biarritz du 20 au 28 janvier prochain.

Le FIPADOC, premier grand rendez-vous international du documentaire de l’année pour le public et les professionnels, reprendra ses quartiers à Biarritz du 20 au 28 janvier prochain. UN FORMAT ÉTENDU POUR LA CINQUIÈME EDITION Cette année, les spectateurs pourront découvrir les plus de 150 films sélectionnés pendant 8 jours dans ses 8 lieux remarquables de la ville de Biarritz. Pour la première fois, le festival proposera un ...

Le palmarès du 32e Festival International du Film d'Histoire de Pessac

  Prix du Jury Professionnel Parrainé par la Caisse des dépôts et consignations et le Domaine Clarence Dillon (Château Haut-Brion - 1er Grand Cru Classé 1855, Château Mission Haut-Brion - Grand Cru Classé des Graves) Metronom d’Alexandru Belc   Prix Danielle Le Roy du jury Étudiant Parrainé par le Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest Le Retour des hirondelles de Li Ruijun   Prix ...



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