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VIDEO : Arnold Schwarzenegger adressing the russian people and soldiers fighting in Ukraine

"I love the Russian people. That is why I have to tell you the truth.Please watch and share."  Schwarzenegger said in the video, posted by ATTN on Twitter   To my dear russian friends and the russian soldiers serving in Ukraine:  I am speaking to you today because there are things that are going on in the world that have been kept from you, terrible things that you should know about... Watch his video on twitter    

Serhiy Loznytsia was excluded from the Ukrainian Film Academy

  By the Board's and the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy decision, Serhiy Loznytsa was excluded from the Ukrainian Film Academy. On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. Ukraine is defending itself on all fronts, including the cultural one. The countries of Europe and the whole world should have a complete and unambiguous picture of what the aggressor country is doing in Ukraine. Therefore, every Ukrainian is now the ambassador of his...

On The Eve of Its Independence Day, Vilnius IFF Acts On Russian Boycott with Ukraine Focus

Bad Roads © Kristi Films Lithuania knows a thing or two about staying silent. That silence ended on 23 August 1989 when two million people across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a human chain: the Baltic Way. Seven months later, on March 11 1990, Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to declare independence. The Vilnius International Film Festival (March 24- April 3.) is the first festival to boycott Russian cinema by refusing all Russian films and to act on this p...

HFPA Journatlist, Kyiv Native Lena Basse in Europe to Help Ukraine

  Kyiv native Lena Basse is a HFPA Journalist who lives in Los Angeles. She dropped everything to go to Germany to help the people of Ukraine. This is her PSA. French Riviera Film Festival, in collaboration with Kvartal Concert UA, has launched a PSA Campaign in support of Ukraine. Lena Basse joins award-winning actor Eric Roberts and other festival partners in the multiple spot campaign. Music by Keaton Simons. Additional spots featuring festival partners will be released throughout the...


Homage to Ukraine at Fantasporto closing

I ON THE CLOSING NIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL, THE AWARDS NIGHT, FANTASPORTO PRESENTS THE WORLD OPENING OF THE UKRAINIAN NEW FILM “EVERYTHING, NOTHING AND SOMETHING ELSE”   The Organizing Committee of the 42nd Fantasporto has the honour to join the waves of solidarity around the world towards Ukrainians. On its Closing Award ceremony, on April 9th, the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- FANTASPORTO is going to screen in WORLD PREMIERE the feature EVERYTHING, NOTHING AND SOMETHING ...


SANTA BARBARA FEST IN FOCUS with Guy Kennedy, Emmanuel Itier, Mark Bennett and Quendrith Johnson

VIDEO: SBIFF's American Riviera Award to Kristen Stewart

 Kristen Stewart on the Santa Barbara red carpet Visit SBIFF's Youtube page to see the highlights from our tribute to Kristen Stewart where she discussed her past work including Panic Room, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Into the Wild, Adventureland, Still Alice, The Runaways, Twilight, Happiest Season, Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper, and this year's Oscar nominated performance in Pablo Larrain's Spencer. The event concluded with the award presentation by Charl...


VIDEO: Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at SBIFF

Performers of the year award recipients at SBIFF 2022. King Richard is a 2021 American biographical sports drama film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin. It follows the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, who were executive producers of the film. It stars Will Smith in the title role, with Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal. ...


VIDEO: SBIFF 2022 Cinema Vanguard Award to Benedict Cumberbatch

  SBIFF 2022 Cinema Vanguard Award to Benedict Cumberbatch who lead the cast of award winner POWER OF THE DOG by Jane Campion One of the strong Oscar challengers   Following Cumberbatch’s conversation with Hammond, Jane Campion presented him with the Cinema Vanguard Award. When presenting, Campion told Cumberbatch, “Every generation has their wunderkinds. First there was Olivier, then there was Daniel Day Lewis… and now there is you...


SBIFF Interview wit the team behind Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic

SEXTORTION: THE HIDDEN PANDEMIC SBIFF 2022   With: Director/producer/editor Maria Demeshknina Peek, Producer Stephen Peek, special-agent Homeland Security Paul Wolpert, Executive director of ‘National center for missing and exploited children’ Lindsey Olson and ‘Million Kids’ CEO Opal Singleton. Interview by Emmanuel Itier This is the true nightmare of any responsible parent: having your daughter or son being the victim of a sexual cyber predator. With chi...


SBIFF Interview with Aude Pépin, director of the documentary "A la Vie"

À LA VIE SBIFF 2022 With Director: Aude Pépin Interview by Emmanuel Itier Aude Pépin may not have graduated from a film school nor directed anything before this first doc: ‘A La Vie’, but she proves she was born a talented artist with the perfect instinct when it comes to approach a very sensistive subject matter such as the birth of our children and what mothers go through afterwards. ‘A la Vie’ is an ode to life indeed, a poetic dramatic and...


SBIFF 2022 closed with a special screening of DIONNE WARWICK: DON’T MAKE ME OVER

  THE 37TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  WRAPS UP WITH OSCAR NOMINATED WOMEN’S PANEL AND A SCREENING OF DIONNE WARWICK: DON’T MAKE ME OVER    (Photo Credit: Getty/Santa Barbara International Film Festival)   [Director Dave Wooley at the 37th Santa Barbara International Film Festival] (Photo Credit: Getty/Santa Barbara International Film Festival)   The 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented by ...


2022 Santa Barbara International Film Festival AWARDS

2022 SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNING FILMS ANNOUNCED   The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG®, is excited to announce the award-winning films for the 37th edition. Awards were announced at a ceremony this morning hosted by Maune Contemporary Gallery in Santa Barbara with Jury and Filmmakers in attendance.   "We are so thrilled to have had our slate of 200 films from 54 countries so well-received by festivalgo...

We covered SBIFF with great pictures and interviews ...

Photo Coverage by Mark Bennett   Conversations and Variety Artisans Award red carpet moments by William Conlin (YTS Film)   Video Coverage by Guy Kennedy and Stuart MacNaught   ...


VIDEO Discussions with Virtuoso Award recipients

  Virtuosos Award presented by UGG to 2022 recipients: Caitriona Balfe (Belfast), Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Ciarán Hinds (Belfast), Emilia Jones (CODA), Troy Kotsur (CODA), Simon Rex (Red Rocket), and Saniyya Sidney (King Richard) (An award given to multiple “up-and-coming” actors for achieving a breakthrough performance.)                    &...



INDIA IN FOCUS with Siraj Syed   

Jalsa, Review: The feisty anchor, their devoted maid, her teenaged daughter and a ghastly accident

Jalsa, Review: The feisty anchor, their devoted maid, her teenaged daughter and a ghastly accident If there was a contest for the most misleading film names, Jalsa (celebration) would stand a good chance of making it to the top, with the title emanating from the last few minutes, having no connection to the two hours that have gone before it. And though the film is being touted as an Amazon Prime Original Film, with T-Series and Abundantia as production partners, why did I get the feel throug...


Bachchan Paandey, Review: Gangsters are best played by real-life gangsters

Bachchan Paandey, Review: Gangsters are best played by real-life gangsters Why would you choose a name like Bachchan Pandey, unless you thought you could cash-in on the franchises called Amitabh Bachchan (name of a real life actor) and Chulbul Pandey (name of a reel-life character, played in several movies by Salman Khan)? Point is, does a superstar himself, like Akshay Kumar, who plays the title role, need these props? Leaving the Paandey behind, ‘Bachchan’ is made to speak some ...


Incomparable Shachin Dev Burman: HQ Chowdhury’s labour of love, about the man and his music

Incomparable Shachin Dev Burman: HQ Chowdhury’s labour of love, about the man and his music It is not often that one gets to hear about a book and its author first, and gets to spend some enriching time with the author afterwards, before getting an autographed copy of his book, as a gift. And to think this happened 2,500 km away from my city of Mumbai, in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, at Chowdhury’s posh guest house, seems almost unreal. Reading Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman ...


RIFF 08, 2022, 07: Third and final list of selected films released

RIFF 08, 2022, 07: Third and final list of selected films released The Third and the final list of the officially selected films to be shown at the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) was released this week. It includes Student Hindi short film Riddle, Directed and Produced by Umang Patel, Rajasthani Short Film Mhari Pyari Baisa, Directed and Produced by Narpat Singh Gaur, Hindi short film Tooti Chappal, Directed and Produced by Kuldeep Vyas, two Hindi Music Video Albums by Kunal...


Radhe Shyam, Review: Goodness gracious, how flirtatious!

Radhe Shyam, Review: Goodness gracious, how flirtatious! At its core, Radhe Shyam rakes-up an interesting debate, between destiny and those exceptions who surmount their pre-ordained destiny, and, in some cases, defy it. For destiny, read ‘predictions based on palmistry’. And yet, it tilts the balance strongly in favour of destiny, putting forth emphatically the theory that 99% of us cannot escape what has been written on our palms. Had this been the track that the screenplay deve...


The Oslo Film Festival 2020 & 2021 editions are going online this week end

  Oslo Film Festival partnered with Endavo to welcome you all to a virtual event between March 18 - 20 2022. You can now watch an amazing lineup of films anytime, anywhere   Get access to the festival for free here. Submissions for our next edition have also opened! To submit and join OFF 2022 click here.   Enjoy the online festival starting today ...


Santa Fe Film Institute to Receive a Grant from National Endowment for the Arts for SFiFF

    The Santa Fe Film Institute(SFFI) has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA) for a grant to support the 14th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival(SFiFF), which will take place October 19th–23rd, 2022. Support from the NEA will benefit local filmmakers, students, and independent film throughout New Mexico.   This is the third consecutive year that NEA has recognized SFFI's creative and cultural impact with a grant award.&...


Fantasporto returns with a strong slate of 21 world premieres

Among 55 films in Portuguese Première in the 3 competitions FANTASPORTO 2022 PRESENTS 25 EUROPEAN AND WORLD PREMIÈRES, A RECORD NUMBER IN PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVALS. The program also includes a retrospective of Classical Movies from the 30-60’s   The 42nd Oporto International Film Festival is proud to announce the proof of its international status: of the new 55 films (most in competition) almost half of them, 21 in fact, are in WORLD PREMIÈRE and 5 in EUROPE...


Sun Valley Film Festival Announces Pioneer & Rising Star Award Honorees & Opening/Closing Night Films

2022 Sun Valley Film Festival Announces Pioneer and Rising Star  Award Honorees and Opening/Closing Night Films     Danny Strong to Receive Pioneer Award, presented by Variety;  Cast of “Outer Banks” to Receive Rising Star Award;  Festival to Open with National Geographic Documentary Films’ “Fire of Love;”  Documentary “Navalny” to Close Fest        Su...


During its 53rd edition Visions du Réel will present 160 films from 58 countries

The official selection includes 124 films, including 84 world premieres and 15 international premieres. Moreover, with 26 Swiss (co)productions, the Festival confirms its role as an essential partner of national creation. 43% of the filmmakers are women, while 57% are men. Out of 65 feature-length films, 35 are firsts. Fire of Love, Sara Dosa’s epic and spectacular portrait of the volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, will kick off this year’s edition on Thursday 7 April.  ...


The Karama Yemen: The Human Rights Film Festival kicks off : full program and masterclasses announced

22 acclaimed and compelling short films from around the world featuring 10 Arab and 2 celebrated Yemeni films Masterclasses with Academy Award nominee Yorgos Lamprinos, Artistic Director of Locarno Giona Nazzaro & Director and Producer May Odeh                                          &n...


The 17th edition of "L.A., Italia Festival" kicks off next week

I  From March 20, the 17th edition of “L.A., Italia Festival” will unfold in Hollywood with a particular focus on Academy Award nominees Sorrentino, Cantini Parrini and Casarosa The 17th Annual Event in Los Angeles featuring Italian Motion Pictures and Audiovisuals will take place between March 20th and 26th, on the eve of the 2022 Academy Awards. The Event, to be held at the prestigious TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and online at and, will highlight Italy...


Orient against Occident at Fantasporto 42nd edition

80% of the 68 films of the 3 Competitive Sections are WORLD PREMIERES and EUROPEAN PREMIERES, the other films have their national premières. For a festival in Portugal this is quite an accomplishment!   The Popular Fantasporto is back, after two downsized editions due to the pandemic regulations. But the Oporto Film festival moves on, holding its 42nd edition back at the Rivoli Theatre in the centre of the city. Looking at the line-up and the films in the two most important com... 

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TAKESHI KITANO to be honored at Far East Film Festival 24

On Friday the 29th of April, the Japanese legend  will receive the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement on the stage of the Far East Film Festival in Udine.     Press release for the 18th of March, 2022 For immediate publication/release   UDINE – There are artists - actors, writers, singers - who walk by our side our whole life. Artists who never abandon us and who always satisfy our need for beauty. We find them in a movie, or a book, or a song, ...


Jon Gosier's FilmHedge Secures $50M Debt Facility to Finance Georgia Film/TV Productions

FilmHedge (, a Georgia based fin-tech company offering financial products for Film and TV producers, has secured a commitment to provide up to $50 million in debt financing from Fallbrook Film Finance to be used to cash flow Georgia tax credits for film and television productions. Fallbrook Film Finance ( is a nationally recognized tax credit investment and brokerage company headquartered in Los Angeles. Specialties include institutiona...


Escape behind THE LOST CITY scenes with Sandy, Channing… and Brad Pitt?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sandra Bullock fans can rejoice that America’s Sweetheart is back in a pure escapism romp for these tough times; that would be THE LOST CITY from Paramount Pictures. Opening this coming week, with March dates below, THE LOST CITY is sort of “Romancing the Stone” meets Indiana Jones meets a Harlequin romance novel. Just Watch the Trailer First       But the personality driving this project is all Sandy a...




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

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


Cinando announces new chapter in partnership with Shift72

Cinando, the premier online network for film professionals, a division of the Marché du Film - Cannes Film Festival, has extended its long-time partnership with New Zealand-based Shift72, the world's most trusted VOD platform, to bring the streaming experience home. Since the beginning of the Cinando and Shift72 partnership in 2016, the two organizations have offered top-notch tools for festivals and markets to provide industry audiences with access to online screenings. This new c...


Save the date for Nostradamus release in Cannes on May 23

  The 9th Nostradamus Report will be released on May 23 as a part of Cannes Next and impACT programme at Marché du Film onsite and online. Nostradamus is a multiyear international initiative that documents and analyse industry changes and make projections for the future. The Nostradamus Project is founded and run by Göteborg Film Festival with support from and in collaboration with Lead Partner Film i Väst and with additional support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond,...



Great quotes for ZERO GRAVITY

“Zero Gravity wins as a film because it beautifully involves us with these bright and appealing kids, their families, and their teacher, and with how reaching toward space affects them. It also wins by subtly showing the power of teamwork, and the benefits of diversity within a team.” - Sloan Science and Film ...



The Sound of Us wins two top prizes at Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

Honored beyond words! Best Documentary Feature AND Director - documentary feature! Thank you Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and thank you team!!! 2022 IIFC Award Winners Best Animation IDY “The Boisterous Bird and the Four Legged Pair”   IDY Award Winner for Best New Media “Civil Disobedience Series”   Vanguard New Media Awards (TIE) “Jeff Hilliard- “Silicone Wave&rd...


Aliens on Halloween wins at Night of Comedy Shorts - Winners announced

    Best Film: Il pranzo della domenica – Marta Maria Gervasutti – Italy Best Foreign Film: Teddy’s Here – Paul Chambers, James Oliver – United Kingdom Best Italian Film: Le buone maniere – Valerio Vestoso – Italy Best European Film: In light of the current situation – Jean-Marc Moutout – F...


The winners for the 2022 EE BAFTAs have been announced.

The Power of the Dog wins Best Film Jane Campion wins Director for The Power of the Dog Belfast wins Outstanding British Film CODA wins Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur and Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder West Side Story wins Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose and Casting Will Smith wins Leading Actor for King Richard Joanna Scanlan wins Leading Actress for After Love Dune wins Original Score, Cinematography, Production Design, So...



Festival wins so far for Zero Gravity

Audience Choice Award - Friday Harbor Film Festival Critics Choice Award - Iowa Independent Film Festival Best Feature Documentary - Desertscape International Film Festival Best Feature Documentary - Only The Best International Film Awards Award of Excellence Special Mention: Feature Documentary - IndieFest Film Awards Gold Remi Award, Feature Documentary - Worldfest Houston International Film Festival Honorable Mention, Feature Documentary - New Jersey Film Festival...


“Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival in Castellorizo

August 21-28, 2022
 Calling: January 2 - April 30, 2022

 «Castellorizo-The Aegean Island where Documentaries meet History & Culture»

The 7th International Documentary Festival «Beyond Borders», Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films from 2nd of January 2022 until 30th of April, 2022. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social issues. «Beyond Borders» which takes place every year during the last week of August, will be held once again under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation ( in collaboration with Ecrans des Mondes (Paris) and the Society for the Restoration of Megisti, (Sydney). «Beyond Borders» includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes.

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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 21 – 22, 2022



The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two-day festival that includes screenings, awards ceremony, and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short-form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Lifestyle Short, Best Fashion Short, Best Music Video, Best Female Filmmaker Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, Best Activism Short, Best Micro Short Award, Industry Excellence Award, and Lifetime Achievement Awards . Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media, and influencers.

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


March 31, 2022 Regular deadline

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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New Media Film Festival
June 1 – 2, 2022

March 3, 2022 regular deadline

New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

Judges from HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, BBC, Grammys, PBS & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

Through our boundary pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive. New Media Film Festival® is an infinite catalyst for story and technology. Not just any stories, but the stories worth telling.

All submissions come with perks - one of them is consideration for distribution.
NETFLIX - 1st look deal, documentaries specifically.
AMC-1st look deal, feature length, & series - all types

New - NFT category
New - PITCHING - our Producer Panel & Pitching is now online. Submit your Pitch today!
New - One Page Feedback add on to Script Category
All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Artwork, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers (30 second pitch), SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series, Web Series Promo (one scene)

**Please note, New Media category includes Gaming, Tech Vlog's, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

June 1st Global Online and June 2nd in person at the state of the art theater, The Landmark in Los Angeles CA

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 28 – June 2, 2022


Regular deadline: April 15, 2022

The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):

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

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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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Aliens on Halloween by Riker Lynch
29 / 39 or 43 minutes, short comedy April 2021

In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood.


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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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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

How do United States' presidential elections really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules? In Safeguard: An Electoral College Story, award-winning filmmaker M.A. Taylor answers those questions.

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BLUE MOTEL Award winning script by Ted Campbell
Feature film in production by Doval Bacall Films


Grand Winner Your Script Produced season 1  Platinum Remi Award WorldFest Houston

When his bank robber father injured in a recent heist seeks refuge at the desolate motel where he works, a motel clerk is forced to confront the truth behind a botched heist from his past.

Originally from Boston, Mass, Ted Campbell is a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtful, character driven thrillers. Ted will direct his heist thriller "Underground" with producer Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International. His contained, crime thriller “Blue Motel” won the Grand Prize in Your Script Produced screenplay competition. Ted will direct “Blue Motel” with Doval Bacall Films producing. Ted is a member of ISA’s Development Program. And was named to ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch list.

Ted finds inspiration in the works of the great noir writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald as well as his screenwriting idols Scott Frank, Shane Black, Tony Gilroy and Richard Wenk.

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Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 Director's cut: 79 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. 

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Les organisations du cinéma français signent un accord avec NETFLIX

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CANNESERIES dévoile sa selection et son jury

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MARY REYNOLDS: de l’effervescence du Montparnasse des années 20 aux jours noirs de l’Occupation, la trajectoire d’une artiste

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Les invités d'honneur des Dialogues de Lille 2022 qui auront lieu le 24 mars

LES DIALOGUES DE LILLE - JEUDI 24 MARS 2022 : KEYNOTES, PANELS ET INVITÉS D'HONNEUR Rodolphe Belmer, président de Series Mania, et Laurence Herszberg, fondatrice et directrice générale, ont annoncé aujourd'hui les invités d'honneur des Dialogues de Lille 2022 qui auront lieu le 24 mars. Ce sommet d'une journée réunit des législateurs européens et des leaders internationaux de l'industrie de l...

Pacte culturel : la culture doit être un actif stratégique !

Depuis trois quinquennats, la culture est la grande absente des campagnes présidentielles. C’est la raison pour laquelle L’ARP publie aujourd’hui dans L’Obs et dans Le Film français un Pacte culturel, qui a vocation à interpeller les candidats et à préserver notre souveraineté culturelle.   La publication dans L'Obs s’accompagne d’une interview de Pierre Jolivet et Olivi...


Le Festival TransMéditerranée accueillera à Grasse Jacques Ferrandez pour une rencontre-débat-signatures autour de la B.D

Cette année, il y aura soixante ans qu'au terme de six années d'une terrible guerre qui a profondément marqué Algériens et Français, l'Algérie est devenue indépendante. Aujourd'hui, alors que deux générations sont nées depuis Juillet 1962 sur les deux rives de la Méditerranée, le temps n'est plus aux polémiques, mais à la réflexion, au recul à la compr&e...


Le programme du 38e Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique hybride

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Marylin revient sur l'affiche de la 11ème édition de Champs-Elysées Film Festival

L’affiche dévoile une Marilyn intemporelle et mystérieuse, amoureuse et fantastique pensée et créée par le directeur artistique Alain Bourdon. La 11ème édition de Champs-Elysées Film Festival sera une célébration de l’amour et ouvrira un espace de dialogue inédit autour du genre. Durant une semaine, les festivaliers pourront de nouveau découvrir un panorama des dernières productions indépendantes françaises et américaines qui mettront à l’h...


Hellfest Metal Vortex, la première BD sur le Hellfest, avec le Hellfest

En partenariat avec le Hellfest, la maison d'édition indépendante nantaise Rouquemoute lance la collection de bandes dessinées "Hellmoute" avec un premier album : Hellfest Metal Vortex, disponible en préventes sur KissKissBankBank jusqu'au 19 avril 2022. La sortie en librairies est prévue le 3 juin 2022, avant le grand retour du Hellfest avec une double édition à Clisson du 17 au 26 juin 2022     96 pages, 19,4 x 2...


Itinérances s'apprête à fêter ses 40 ans avec Tony Gatlif

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Thierry Perreau (Flashback) prend la Direction de l'enseignement Jeu Vidéo à 3iS

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Le Festival International du Film de Marrakech tiendra sa 19e édition du 11 au 19 novembre 2022

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Prime Video dévoile un premier teaser de sa nouvelle série avec Josh Brolin, nommé aux Oscars.

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