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RSIFF22 it's a wrap: we have winners!

Check our festival coverage from Jeddah for the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival Watch some of our videos on our youtube channel.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED   VIDEO: Winners of the Red Sea competition sections Actor Jackie Chan poses with the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) CEO Mohammed al-Turki and chairwoman Jomana al-Rashid on the Red Carpet during the closing ceremony.


VIDEO: Winners of the Red Sea competition sections

Actor Jackie Chan poses with the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) CEO Mohammed al-Turki and chairwoman Jomana al-Rashid on the Red Carpet during the closing ceremony of the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF), in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 8, 2022.    The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), taking place from 1-10 December 2022, today announced the winners of the Red Sea competition section...


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Third Eye, 2022, 19, 02: Asian Film Festival takes off in Mumbai

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 02: Asian Film Festival takes off in Mumbai “Third Eye Asian Film Festival is a platform for creative feature films and short films. This festival should continue without a break,” these were the words of DadaSaheb Phalke Award winner, actress Ms. Asha Parekh, at the inauguration of the festival on the 12th of December. On the occasion, Asha Parekh and Dr. Mohan Agashe were felicitated. Parekh was a top star during the 60s and 70s and continued to work till...

16.12.2022 | Siraj Syed's blog

Trahimam, Review: This MLA stands for Murderer of Loyal Associates

Trahimam, Review: This MLA stands for MLA Murderer of Loyal Associates In Hindu mythology, when human’s faced insurmountable tragedies, they invoked the Gods by crying out, “Trahimam” (spelt Traheemam in the Hindi title of the film). In this film, only one couple is shown undergoing untold misery, at the hands of the local legislator and the mafia. In particular, the woman is the victim of multiple rape, over a period of time. The makers were inspired by what they said was a...

15.12.2022 | Siraj Syed's blog

Two-day Bollywood International Film Festival kicks off on the 17th in Mumbai

Two-day Bollywood International Film Festival kicks off on the 17th in Mumbai “A film festival needs to be ethical and impartial, and that is exactly what Bollywood International Film Festival strives to be,” said Bollywood International Film Festival (BIFF) founder-chairperson Pratibha Sharma, and actor-director Yashpal Sharma at the media meet of the film festival, held at the Harmony Hall of Carnival Cinema, Oshiwara, Mumbai Of the 200 plus entries received by the festival, th...

14.12.2022 | Siraj Syed's blog

Ajay Wardhan, Review: Toothache

Ajay Wardhan, Review: Toothache What do you get when a film about a dentist gives you an ache? Toothache, right? Not headache. Ajay Wardhan is inspired by true events, which only goes to prove that truth is worse than fiction. While receiving an award, B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Dr. Ajay Wardhan faces TV reporters, and their leading questions lead him to narrate a 96-minute flashback, more or less in sequence. Probably due to drinking and smoking scenes and one scene of a battered f...

13.12.2022 | Siraj Syed's blog

Vikram Gokhale starrer Sur Lagu De marks Marathi debut of Meghna Naidu

Vikram Gokhale starrer Sur Lagu De marks Marathi debut of Meghna Naidu Teaser launch of the Marathi language film Sur Lagu De on 12 December witnessed a few tears and many moist eyes, as everyone lamented the loss of the central character in the film, Vikram Gokhale, who passed away recently, after completing this film. Although he was seriously ill, he gave as many as 14 hours a day to the shooting of Sur Lagu De, to help complete the movie that was started pre-Covid. In the film, he is pair...

FESTIVALS IN FOCUThe 56th WorldFest Call for Entries for 2023...

This could be your film at the 56th WorldFest-Houston! The 56th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival is now officially open for entries! WorldFest offers competition for Shorts, Documentaries, Feature Films, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on the Silver Screens of the wonderful Memorial City Cinemark Theatres, with over 1,000 international filmmakers attending the  International Film Festival! EarlyBird Deadline is Nov 1...


The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival unveils its Competitions for 2023

  The 45th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – the largest short film festival in the world – will be held from 27th January through 4th February 2023. Three competitions bring together the short films selected this year from over 8,300 entries spanning the entire world, including some 2,000 just from France.  Seventy-eight films from fifty-two countries will be shown in the International Competition. The Lab Competition will host twenty-five f...


Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, April 14-15, Announces Worldwide Call for Entries

The 2023 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival will be held April 14-15, 2023 at the Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa. The festival is now accepting entries statewide, nationwide, and worldwide for the 20th annual event. Complete rules are available on the festival website,, and on its FilmFreeway page. The Festival accepts films of all genres and from filmmakers at any level of experience - student to seasoned pro - and there is no date-of-completion requir...


Dallas International Film Festival Announces Third Annual Screenwriting Competition

Competition Partners Torfoot Studios and Event Horizon Films to Produce and Premiere Best Short Script   Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), Torfoot Studios and Event Horizon Films announced today details for their 2023 screenplay competition to support emerging writers and encourage more Dallas film productions.    Among the competition prizes, award-winning filmmaker Johnathan Brownlee will produce and direct the winning short script in Dallas and screen it across t...


DOC NYC 2022

DOC NYC is the largest North American documentary festival and returned for the 13th edition in 2022, presenting an amazing success story for a relatively young festival. DOC NYC is produced and presented by the IFC Center, a division of AMC Networks. It was held in person from November 9-17 at IFC Center, SVA Theatre, Cinepolis Chelsea. DOC NYC continued online through November 27 with most of the festival’s films available for streaming through their own platform. The program included ...


Happiest of Holidays from Team WorldFest!

  Howdy from Houston! Apologies for this very final reminder of our Main Entry Deadline! We know you have a few other things on your mind! Entries close TODAY- Thursday, December 15th!  The 56th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival is April 25-30, 2023, 6 Great Days in April!   There is a Final Late Entry Deadline of  Thursday, January 15th, 2023, (with a Late Fee, natch!) just in case! Wishing you great Joy, Happiness and Peace,   A Wonder...

MyFrenchFilmFestival back in January 2023

MYFRENCHFILMFESTIVAL, 13th EDITION will run from 13 January to 13 February 2023  MyFrenchFilmFestival, the first online French-language film festival, will be back in exactly one month. All over the world, fans of French and Francophone cinema can enjoy a selection of feature and short films from the most prestigious international film festivals, including some that are unreleased in many countries. This is an emblematic proposal of the plurality and creativity of French and French-...


Feature Film Mints Every Frame into a Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

The Rideshare Killer becomes the first "every frame minted" (EFM) film when the producers minted all 119,170 frames of the feature film into individual 1-of-1 NFTs on the Polygon Blockchain. With nearly 120,000 individual NFTs minted, The Rideshare Killer offers horror fans a unique way of supporting the film, owning a unique collectible that could possibly appreciate in value, and being a part of the film's legacy. As the NFT space matures, more films will be min...




Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York - Synopsis

Gotham tells the true story of what happened in New York City during the twenty years from 1993 to 2013. How did a city with over 2200 murders, 93,000 violent robberies and 147,000 car thefts in 1990 become the capitol of the world a mere handful of years later? This feature documentary explores what happened during these decades, told by the people who did the hard work, some at great personal and professional cost. From Fear City to the City of Dreams. Hear about the greatest America...


Tales of Babylon in review

If you liked Reservoir Dog or Pulp Fiction, enjoy discovering one of my BEST FOR FESTS: a BLAST! Bruno Chatelin founder & editor of, former distributor, head of Sony and UGC Fox in France! ...


Tales of Babylon by Pelayo de Lario Synopsis

Short synopsis Four different hit-men find themselves viewing for a job without knowing the others are involved.Escaping from their abusive Mobster leader grandfather, two siblings will join forces with a pair of hitmen with a knack for the theatrical in their search for a new life in this tale of crime, violence, and redemption Long Synopsis The lives of four mob hitmen, a kid, and a gangster boss, intertwine in seven tales of violence and redemption. X and Y are two hitmen with a kna...

13.12.2022 | Tales of Babylon's blog


Regular deadline approaching soon!

  Are you an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s regular deadline is coming up next Monday, December 19th. We want to see the most original, groundbreaking, outrageous and personal films out there, so submit your work today!   Narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media and more are welcome.    Visit our website for more info: ...


„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Official Selection on the Iconic Images Film Festival

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected on the Iconic Images Film Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania in the categories BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR and BEST DRAMA FILM! We are glad, enchanted and thankful!  Watch the trailer: Watch the music video: More information: ... 


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$70,000 in fellowships has been awarded to filmmakers Temi Ojo and Mark Ingber for uplifting science in narrative films

SFFILM SLOAN SCIENCE IN CINEMA INITIATIVE SFFILM AND THE ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION CELEBRATE SCIENCE IN CINEMA WITH THE 2022 SFFILM SLOAN FELLOWS $70,000 in fellowships has been awarded to filmmakers Temi Ojo and Mark Ingber for uplifting science in narrative films in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the nation’s leading philanthropic grantor for science and the arts—has announced the recipients of fellowships from their signature program, the SFFILM Sloan Scien...

16.12.2022 | Editor's blog

Visions du Réel will honour the outstanding Argentinian filmmaker and screenwriter Lucrecia Martel

Visions du Réel will celebrate the outstanding Argentinian filmmaker and screenwriter Lucrecia Martel by giving her an Honorary Award during its 54th edition (April 21–30, 2023). A major figure in contemporary film and a leading name in the New Argentine Cinema, Lucrecia Martel will give a masterclass during the event, which will explore her body of work and her relationship with reality. A retrospective of her films will also be presented during the edition. According to tra...

15.12.2022 | Editor's blog

Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York - The team

Director: Matthew Taylor (Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible, Invisible Hand, The creepy Line, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible, Safeguard: An Electoral College Story)   Writer: Matthew Taylor (Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible, Invisible Hand, The creepy Line, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible, Safeguard: An Electoral College Story)  d Producer: Michelle Taylor  (Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible, In...

Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York - The director Matthew Taylor

Director Biography - Matthew Taylor Matthew Taylor is an American artist and technologist who works in film, sculpture, and photography. Taylor was classically training in painting, drawing, art history and theory, but moved into filmmaking in the late 90’s while still in art school. Starting with short concept films, digital installations, music videos and fashion films, Taylor eventually started making documentaries. As a filmmaker, Taylor has filmed all over t...

Tales of Babylon Director bio: Pelayo de Lario

Director Biography - Pelayo de Lario London-born and bred writer director Pelayo de Lario brings a new and fresh outlook on cinema and how stories should be told to fit an ever-changing audience, whose habits have become more fast-paced and hectic. Initially having trained as an actor, Pelayo developed an interest in directing when working in plays such as The Crucible and Macbeth at Queen Mary University and as a member of the New Youth Film Academy. He merg...

14.12.2022 | Tales of Babylon's blog

Tales of Babylon full cast and crew

The Cast     Clive Russell ... Silver Dragon Billie Gadsdon ... The Kid Aaron Cobham ... Y Beatrice Fletcher ... The Receptionist Paul Cassidy ... Mr. Richter Liran Nathan ... ...

13.12.2022 | Tales of Babylon's blog


„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Official Selection on the Iconic Images Film Festival

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected on the Iconic Images Film Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania in the categories BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR and BEST DRAMA FILM! We are glad, enchanted and thankful!  Watch the trailer: Watch the music video: More information: ...

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 ...



Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2022 CATEGORY WINNERS

  We’re into the third week of the 12th Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2022.  With one week to go, there is still plenty of time to view amazing films celebrating wonderful species and the powerful efforts to conserve their habitats and ecosystems.    This week we’re delighted to announce the WCFF 2022 Category Winners. All the films in the festival have important messages to communicate. Sometimes the themes are challenging, but ultimately ...

16.12.2022 | Eco Focus's blog

The nominees for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2023 are revealed!

  Five Nordic drama series are nominated for the NOK 200,000 (€20,000) Nordic drama series screenwriting award, presented at Göteborg Film Festival´s TV Drama Vision. For the seventh consecutive year, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond funded award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series will be presented during TV Drama Vision, Göteborg Film Festival’s conference event and series market. Five drama series from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden ...

16.12.2022 | AwardsWatch's blog

Winners of NEM ZAGREB TV Writing Contest

TOP PROJECTS AWARDED AT NEM ZAGREB 2022 Hrvoje Osvadić and Jasna Nanut (Croatia) with the game show “The Dream Pension” - unscripted category Milena Džambasović and Matija Dragojević (Serbia) with period drama “Wool” - scripted category ...

16.12.2022 | AwardsWatch's blog

Producers Guild of America announces key dates for “The PGA Innovation Award” for 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards

Award Honors Outstanding Entertainment Endeavors Across VR, AR, Experiential and Other Emerging Media   The Producers Guild of America (PGA) today announced the application period is now open for the PGA Innovation Award and the deadline for submission is January 10, 2023. The PGA Innovation Award will be bestowed upon the production of a noteworthy, impactful new media program that significantly elevates the audience’s viewing experience. The winning submission will challenge the...

16.12.2022 | Bruno's blog

Shondaland + SeriesFest winners of Women Directing Mentorship Competition


Shondaland + SeriesFest winners of Women Directing Mentorship Competition


The winners of the European Film Awards 2022

Here come the winners of the European Film Awards 2022 European Film Awards 2022: The winners on stage at Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík. Photo: Sebastian Gabsch Tonight, the European Film Awards celebrated their 35th edition of Europe’s most prestigious and renowned award honouring the best of European cinema. The winners were being revealed during the grand gala show at Reykjavík’s Harpa concert hall in front of 1,250 international guests. With four awards T...


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.









ONES TO WATCH FOR FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION  carefuly curated by Bruno Chatelin

Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York - Feature Documentary by Matthew Taylor

December 2022, USA 2 hours 4 minutes

Gotham tells the true story of what happened in New York City during the twenty years from 1993 to 2013. How did a city with over 2200 murders, 93,000 violent robberies and 147,000 car thefts in 1990 become the capitol of the world a mere handful of years later? This feature documentary explores what happened during these decades, told by the people who did the hard work, some at great personal and professional cost.

From Fear City to the City of Dreams. Hear about the greatest American turnaround story from the people who made it happen.

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'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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