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Weekly newsletter N°1043 // 1044 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 166 000 subscribers.  

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> FANTASPORTO IN FOCUS partnership with Fantasporto renewed

Mario Dorminsky, Beatriz Pacheco Pereira dn Julian Temple with Bruno Chatelin in Porto enjoying the festival ine a new venue à Centro de Cinema de Batalha!   ...


VIDEO Fantasporto 2023 Career tribute to Krzysztof Zanussi

Beatriz Pacheco Peirera Fantasporto co founder with Mario Dorminsky handed the carreer tribute to Krystof before the projection of PERFECT NUMBER his latest film, he said with some humour that he was puzzled by (tribute to his career) which he considers not iover and wants to do more films.... ...


A warm welcome from Mario opening Fantasporto to the world as of now

43rd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | FANTASPORTO’2023 From today till March 5th at Batalha CC FILMS, GUESTS AND A WARM WELCOME    Fantasporto 2023 opens today. The rush now is creating the best conditions for our guests, coming from all parts of the world.  Set in the beautiful restored BATALHA, home of all things cinema in Oporto, Fantasporto is the next meeting place for cinema lovers. 68 countries sent films for selection, resulting in a selection of...


Guess who is in town at Fantasporto!

43rd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | FANTASPORTO’2023 24th Feb to 5th March FILMS, GUESTS AND A WARM WELCOME   Fantasporto 2023 is coming soon. The rush now is creating the best conditions for our guests, coming from all parts of the world.  Set in the beautiful restored BATALHA, home of all things cinema in Oporto, Fantasporto is the next meeting place for cinema lovers.   68 countries sent films for selection, resulting in a selection of 86 premières in ...


Fantasporto 2023 introduces Movie Talks the conference program

SPECIAL PROGRAM “FALAR DE CINEMA- THE MOVIE TALKS”   Specially dedicated to training in cinema, and taking advantage of the availability of some of the national and foreign guests of Fantasporto 2023, a program of debates/workshops was organized aimed at the younger audience, young filmmakers and film students. The aim of this extra-exhibition program of the festival's films is to promote debate and conversation. Not only about the films shown at the festival and how their...


Strong filmmakers attendance for the films in Fantasporto 2023 selection with

  DIRECTORS OF THE FILMS IN COMPETITION PRESENT IN PORTO   RUSSELL OWEN Born in North Wales (United Kingdom). He studied illustration and screenwriting at the University of California. He started out as a storyboard artist and worked on the “Doctor Who” series and “Tomb Raider” games before becoming artistic director for very popular TV series. He made his first short film “Anglesey Road” (2009), highly awarded. This was followed by...


Fantasporto 2023 Jury 

JURY MEMBERS   INTERNATIONAL JURY OF THE OFFICIAL FANTASTIC CINEMA SECTION   MÁRTA BÉNYEI Born in Hungary. Expert with over 35 years of experience in the film industry. She started out as a market specialist and rights buyer. Responsible for the Festivals Department of the National Film Institute of Hungary since 2004, deputy representative of Hungary in the Eurimages Program and collaborator of Fantasporto for decades. Participant in Movie Talks. LAWRENCE TROTT (Un...


Fantasporto 2023  line-up of the 43 rd edition

The official section FANTASTIC CINEMA, comes to us with a lineup with several World and International Premiers and the most diverse award-winning feature films at prestigious festivals.   Highlight forever strong representation of Japanese cinema, to the presence of a surprising Ukrainian film, from a Malaysian film, country for the first time present at the festival. Strong presence also of the extremely creative European Cinema, this year again with great product...


SBIFF Interview with Anishinaabe director Darlene Naponse's poetic love story: Stellar

Three quick questions with director Darlene Naponse:   By Emmanuel Itier and Roxanna Bina   What was the inspiration for this film? The film started with the desire to connect. It tells the story of love, the environmental effects of mining, colonialism, and the future. It's about the need for human beings to seek a connection with the other and to be recognized and appreciated.    What are the themes of importance? Ste...


2022 Kirk Douglas Award for excellence in film- Michelle Yeoh Red Carpet Interview

Global icon Michelle Yeoh received the 15th annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film on December 9th at a Black-Tie dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. This marks the first time since the passing of screen legend Kirk Douglas that the honor was awarded. The event benefits Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s year-round educational programs and was the most successful fundraiser in SBIFF’s history. Since 2006, the annual Kirk Douglas Award f...


2023 SBIFF Award Winning Films Announced

  We are excited to announce the award-winning films for the 38th edition. Awards were announced and given out at a ceremony this morning hosted by El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel, in Santa Barbara with Jury and Filmmakers in attendance. "This 38th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival drew filmmakers from as far as Turkey, India, Israel, and Sierra Leone, half of whom were women. We were delighted with the enthusiastic reception to our diverse program of 200 f...


GO ON AND BE BRAVE - SBIFF with subject focus: Andrea Lytle and filmmakers Miriam McSpadden and Brian Beckman

GO ON AND BE BRAVE Santa Barbara film festival 2023 With subject focus: Andrea Lytle and filmmakers Miriam McSpadden and Brian Beckman By Emmanuel Itier Q: Let us know about the genesis of this project and what you had in mind to achieve with it?   Andrea: This is inspired by my story. I have ALS and I’m the first woman who completed 50 marathons in 50 states.   Miriam: I used to direct short and 4 years ago I did one about Andrea. She was already running to...


SBIFF23 Red Carpet 26.2 To Life

The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. -Lao Tzu By Mark Bennett Anticipating a possible depressing prison story, 26.2 turned out to be a well made documentary, a human story of tragedy, hope, transformation and a challenging prison yard marathon. I was moved by the storys told from the three main prisoners the documentary focused on and how their lives have evolved over the years. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Hopefully 26.2 w...


VIDEO: AMERICAN RIVIERA AWARD red carpet with Brendan Frazer

    Red Carpet Interviews and discovering SBIFF.23 - Red Carpet with STARRING JERRY AS HIMSELF, WHO ARE THE MARCUSES and TELOS   BRENDAN FRASER ARRIVING AT THE ARLINGTON     Roger DURLING | BRENDAN FRAZER  | Sarah Michelle GELLAR   RED CARPET INTERVIEWS JERRY AS HIMSELF and WHO ARE THE MARCUSES and TELOS By G.K and Stuart MacNaught, Pictures Marc Bennett The Band House   LAMB with SINEAD O'LOUGHLIN Director / AD ...


Santa Barbara Interview with the director of THE RIGHT TO READ - SBIFF 2023.

THE RIGHT TO READ Intervew with Director: Jenny MacKenzie By Emmanuel Itier and Roxanna Bina The Right to Read shares the stories of a courageous activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read. Learn more at:         Q: What was the idea beh...


SBIFF 23 Uncovered surprise | Wade in the Water

    This took tremendous work to put together, a surprise that needs to be seen. Great community all together. The secret is well kept, from the first image introduction you get carried away by the graphics, thrown through history with poetry to dive into a sea that was meant to symbolize life,  the music and images surf the story as we discover the hidden reality . By G.K   Interviews by Stuart MacNaught Wade in the Water: A Journey into Black Su...



Barajoun is interested in your animation for distribution in the MENA region

Discover a new world of growing business opportunities for your 3D animation feature films: we can help you find distribution in the Mena Region. We hope you had a successfull Berlinale, sorry we could not meet in person. Trust us with a screener and your marketing assets so we can suggest the best plan.  Email Ayman Jamal - Barajoun CEO, and or Bruno Chatelin Festival Agent.   Meet us in Berlin and Cannes.   Introducing BARAJOUN ...


Documentaries are the new trend in film festivals On the Adamant Golden Bear Winner

By M. R. D’Amico Director, director of photography, editor: Nicholas Philibert Producers: Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto, Céline Loiseau Sales: Les Films du Losange In French 1 hour 49 minutes Synopsis:  Watching this touching documentary by Nicholas Philibert, who at 72, won by surprise the Golden Bear at the 73. Berlinale fills us with hope about the future of cinema. Adamant tells the creative routines that happen every day on the Paris mental health day care...


Glamourous Closing of Berlinale 2023 – Delighted Winners and Full Cinemas

The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival came to a successful close with the Publikumstag on February 26. At the festive awards ceremony on Saturday evening, Sur L'Adamant by Nicolas Philibert was awarded with the Golden Bear.   Watch our WRAP post edition Following the slogan “Let's get together”,  the Berlinale started its first fully in-person event after two unusual years due to the pandemic – and the audience as well as...


BERLINALE 2023 Wrap : Awards and Video Interviews



VIDEO Presentation of the European Film Club

  Matthijs Wouter Knol and Mark Higham (The European Film Academy)  presented an ambitious new programme to engage teenagers in European films, during Berlinale. The European Film Club is being genuinely co-created by young people across Europe and will be tested in 20 European countries this year before a full roll out across the continent in 2023. Funded by Creative Europe MEDIA, the European Film Club will be a f...
On February 18, Pitching of the Odesa International Film Festival was held as an associated event of the European Film Market, the international marketplace of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. During Pitching, 12 projects were presented at the pre-production stage, including projects of feature films, feature films, short films and TV series. 12 Ukrainian film projects selected by OIFF: Feature film Golden Lion on the Eve of Ivan Kupala, LLC “Il...


VIDEO Berlinale 2023 Awards : The complete list, yes a long one, with the winners video conference !

Sur l’Adamant (On the Adamant): film team with Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian © Sandra Weller / Berlinale 2023     PRIZES OF OFFICIAL JURIES    PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY  Members of the Jury: Kristen Stewart (Jury President), Golshifteh Farahani, Valeska Grisebach, Radu Jude, Francine Maisler, Carla Simón, Johnnie To    GOLDEN BEAR FOR BES...

VIDEO: Meet EFM director Dennis Ruh introducing the market in Berlin for audience


Dennis took some time of his busy AFM - in person schedule to introduce EFM and give a helpfull highlights for filmmakers newcommers in Berlin. More timely news on the futures evolution and changes in the Market in the coming weeks... Dennis Ruh has been director of the European Film Market since 2020. He studied cultural sciences, audiovisual communication, social science and history in Bremen, Germany and Valencia, Spain.  ...


Trust us with a screener and your marketing assets so we can suggest the best plan. 
Email Ayman Jamal - Barajoun CEO, and or Bruno Chatelin Festival Agent.






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Triangle of Sadness: An American Marxist and a Russian Capitalist on a $250 m yacht

Triangle of Sadness: An American Marxist and a Russian Capitalist on a $250 m yacht As movies go, there are several advantages of being different. Genre films have been beaten to death and critics, not to mention discerning audiences, are dying to watch something different. There are those who are different by virtue of original ideas, while others are different for the sake of being different. Let’s begin with the title: in the first few minutes of the film, you are told that it is som...

01.03.2023 | Siraj Syed's blog

Rabia and Olivia, Review: A loving, fatherless nanny and a motherless, disturbed girl

Rabia and Olivia, Review: A loving, fatherless nanny and a motherless, disturbed girl It is not too often that an Indie film, having Canadian and Indian actors, strikes a few right chords, avoids the obvious and delivers a credible ending. Rabia and Olivia seems to have languished in the cans for some time, going by the dateline of the events, which occur in 2018. And one can see why. There’s India and there is Canada, but there is no terrorism, no overdone immigrant issues and no roma...

24.02.2023 | Siraj Syed's blog

Khela Hobe, Review: Om Puri lives, six years after his death

Khela Hobe, Review: Om Puri lives, six years after his death Your gut reaction on seeing a film like Khela Hobe is to lambast it, tear it to shreds and dump it in the bin. You can have a field day showcasing your linguistic prowess and delivering a lecture on the prolific use of demeaning adjectives. But somewhere along the line, a modicum of empathy surfaces. This is largely due to the passing away of lead actor Om Puri, a friend, who died over six years ago. Obviously, this film is more tha...

Manmarzee album launch: Hari in a hurry

Manmarzee album launch: Hari in a hurry What’s in a name? The venue was Bora Bora, on Link Road, Andheri West. The real Bora Bora is an island group in the Leeward Islands, French Polynesia. This one is a resto-bar on the second floor. Eternal Sounds is the name of the company that has produced the album. And if that is not a creative nomenclature that reflects the ambitions of the promoters, what is? Manmarzee is what they call the album. Translated from the original Urdu, it means hea...


RIFF, 09, 2023, 08: What you missed

RIFF, 09, 2023, 08: What you missed Third day of Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) showcased a number of interesting films, and talk-shows on topics concerning cinema, at INOX, Crystal Palm, Jaipur. The talk-show, Cinema and Society, was a discussion about the importance of cinema at social level, and the participating dignitaries stated their related thoughts. Participants included Ajit Rai, Buvana Ram, Charles Thomson, a senior official of the Rajasthan Police and Siraj Syed. ...

Main Raj Kapoor Ho Gaya, Review: A drunk, moping, slum-dweller, and his three muses

Main Raj Kapoor Ho Gaya, Review: A drunk, moping, slum-dweller, and his three muses Most films have at least a semblance of reference to the title. Some, though, choose to get philosophical when picking a moniker for their screen vehicle. Then there those that have a prosaic sentence as the title, and neither prose nor poetry to justify it. Main Raj Kapoor Ho Gaya is one such. What the title means is “I have become Raj Kapoor.” Raj Kapoor, of course, was the cinematic genius who a...


Only one week left to submit your projet to Frontières Platform (Marché du Film in Cannes)

Don't miss your opportunity to present your project to Genre film decision makers!   The Frontières Platform in Cannes is a dedicated section of industry programming & networking events for the genre film industry at the Marché du Film. The event is a co-presentation between the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Marché du Film – Festival de ...


The Invisible made Visible at SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival, NY 2023 - Program Highlights

The 10th Anniversary Edition of SRFF highlights BIPOC filmmakers on topics dealing with invisibility and marginality. **Opening Night - Red Carpet - Walter Reade Theater Lincoln Center March 16 **Cinema Village - Shorts, Documentary, and Narrative films March 17-19     Poster Shabu Shamira Raphae La Nl 2021   10th-Anniversary edition of SRFF opens at the Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, on March 16...


Sonoma International Film Festival announces the film schedule & special events

We're pleased to present the 26th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival March 22-26, 2023. Dive into our SIFF Film Schedule including the World Premiere of Marc Turtletaub’s JULES, starring Ben Kingsley, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jane Curtin, Zoe Winters and Jade Quon. Marc Turtletaub, and stars Ben Kingsley, Harriet Sansom Harris, Zoe Winters and Jade Quon will be joining us in Sonoma and we are thrilled to be the first audience to see this delightful comedy. Af...


Abel Ferrara's PADRE PIO, Starring Shia LeBeouf, To Have North American Premiere at Mammoth Film Festival

With Mammoth Film Festival 2023 less than days away, the festival continues to reveal incredible work being showcased in this year's lineup, revealing their opening night premiere announcement and new exciting slate additions. This year is also a true buyers market, with previous festivals resulting in a variety of sales across all genres from features to episodic to documentaries. Mammoth Film Festival’s international status is also growing exponentially, with this year’s arra...


„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Honorable Mention & Official Selection at the Florence Film Awards

We are delighted that our film received the HONORABLE MENTION for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE and at the same time the OFFICIAL SELECTION for BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY at the Florence Film Awards in Italy! We are honored that our film was very well received in the beautiful city of Florence! We thank all our film team members and all supporters! Watch the trailer: Watch the music video: More information: https://heidelerche-fil...


„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Official Selection at the SANFICI

GREAT NEWS! Official Selection in INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION at SANFICI - Santander Festival internacional de cine independiente in Bucaramanga, Colombia! SANFICI promises "5 intense days of the best independent cinema"! Our film will be shown on February 23, 2023 at 4pm at the Auditorio Luis A. Calvo - which makes us tremendously happy because the auditorium seats 989! We thank the cast and crew, and all the supporters who believed in us! Watch the trailer:



18th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival announce full 2023 programme line-up

    The 18th edition of the UK's festival for new cinema takes place in Berwick-upon-Tweed on 3-5 March 2023 The festival recognises the most distinctive voices in moving image from across the world 7 World Premieres, 3 International premieres, 2 European premieres and 19 UK festival premieres take place at the festival           Pictured top left to bottom right: FEARDEATHLOVEDEATH, Hidden Amongst Clouds, Hello Dankness, Sepa: Our L...


Virtual Festival Announces New Features & Lineup Cinejoy featuring the Artists & Films of Cinequest

Virtual Festival Announces New Features & Lineup Cinejoy featuring the Artists & Films of Cinequest Cinejoy/Cinequest Virtual occurring March 1-12, 2023, continues to evolve beyond a film festival that streams movies to an experience that translates the fun, excitement, and power of live film events to global audiences online. Lineup includes: 155 Showcase films from 52 countries, 500 participating artists, live Spotlight Events, and interactive Passport, Group Share, a...

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NatureTrack Film Festival Announces Dates for 5th Anniversary Edition Oct. 6-8, 2023

New Festival Team Revealed First Time in Goleta at Fairview Theatre and Return to Los Olivos Submissions Open Now - Calling for Nature-Centric Films   (Goleta, CA) Celebrating the return of the beloved NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) for its 5th year is cause to break out the champagne.  Lots of exciting news to reveal like new co-directors for the fest, addition of a development director to the team, add in a new location, official dates, plus call for open submissions to the nat...



Rabia and Olivia, Review: A loving, fatherless nanny and a motherless, disturbed girl

Rabia and Olivia, Review: A loving, fatherless nanny and a motherless, disturbed girl It is not too often that an Indie film, having Canadian and Indian actors, strikes a few right chords, avoids the obvious and delivers a credible ending. Rabia and Olivia seems to have languished in the cans for some time, going by the dateline of the events, which occur in 2018. And one can see why. There’s India and there is Canada, but there is no terrorism, no overdone immigrant issues and no roma...


Highland Film Group announces the new western action film Place of Bones starring Heather Graham, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone...

Heather Graham (Half Magic, The Hangover) and Tom Hopper (Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard) star in the new western action film Place of Bones, it was announced today. The film also stars UFC welterweight and mixed martial artist Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (The Equalizer 2, Netflix’s Spenser Confidential) and Corin Nemec (Showtime’s “Stargate SG-1,” Joe Baby, Run Hide ...

Invisible Hand won best short at Calgary Independent Film Festival



Calgary Independent Film Festival (formerly Phoenix Genre/Comedy festival) is a bi-monthly online celebration of the best of independent cinema. The festival’s goal is to present all forms of independent films to the general public. We accept all genres of films, including Horror, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, War, Western, Student, Covid, Women Empowerment, Documentary, Experimental, LGBTQ, Animation from all around the world. All the best f...


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The CESAR Award Winners

The Night of the 12th Dominik Moll, Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, ... Film Benoît Magimel Pacifiction Actor Virginie Efira Paris Memories Actress Nadia Tereszkiewicz Forever Young Promising Actress Bastien Boui...


The Better World Film Forum returns to Cannes MAY, 21st and 22 nd at The Carlton

  BETTER WORLD FUND   @ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CANNES   MAY, 21st & 22 nd 2023 at THE CARLTON HOTEL     Sustainable development worldwide, Academia for a Better World   Mastermind, Conference, Press, Gala Dinner, Trophy Ceremony, Celebrities, Red Carpet, Liz Mc Comb Showcase   Check the FULL BROCHURE   AMAZONIA FUND ALLIANCE FOR UNESCO    BETTER WORL...


Mike Downey to receive The Stockfish Honorary Award

Stockfish 2023 will confer an honorary award for “An outstanding contribution to the film industry,” an approach to bestow prominent professionals from the academic, production, distribution, market and film festival scenes. The 2023 Stockfish Award will go to Mike Downey.   Mike Downey founded the UK-based independent production house Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) in 2000 as part of an IPO on the Frankfurt DAX...

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VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Cannes Marché du Film Director views on cannes 2022 and 2023

Guillaume Esmiol the new Cannes Marché du Film Director sat down in Berlin during EFM with Bruno Chatelin to discuss Cannes 2022 and the coming 2023 edition Tue, May 16, 2023 - Sat, May 27, 2023. Watch his interview and what he could reveal about the new features of the 2023 comimg edition:       ...


Ruben Östlund, President of the Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes

50 years after fellow citizen Ingrid Bergman, Swedish director Ruben Östlund, a two-time winner of the Palme d'or, will preside over the Jury of the 76th edition of the Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27. « I am happy, proud, and humbled to be trusted with the honor of Jury president for this year's Competition at the Festival de Cannes. Nowhere in the film world is the anticipation as strong as when the curtain rises on the films in Competition at the Festival...


Windrush Caribbean Film Festival Appoints Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe MBE and Ansel Wong CBE to its team

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival is proud to announce that two cultural icons are joining its team as it gears up to mark the 75th Anniversary of Windrush in June.    Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe MBE is joining the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) as Artistic Director. Emmanuel is well known in the film and wider cultural communities as the Founder of British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) which launched in 2005 as the only showcase for urban indep...

Michaela Johnson-Carroll Joins Film Mode Entertainment as Director of International Sales

  Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment (FME) announces the addition of Michaela Johnson-Carroll to the ever-expanding Film Mode team in the role of Director, International Sales.    The company recently announced the addition of Lydia Ianni as VP, Acquisitions and Development, and Charlotte Mott’s promotion to Director, Worldwide Sales during the last edition of the American Film Market (AFM).    “We’ve welcomed Micha...


Saying good bye to Tom Luddy Telluride Film Festival founder and inspiration, RIP Tom

It is with deep sorrow the Telluride Film Festival announces the passing of its founder and inspiration, Tom Luddy. Tom died peacefully on February 13, 2023, in Berkeley, California after a long illness.   Tom was a force in the film industry for nearly six decades. He had a life-long love and passion for film, and a tireless dedication to film restoration, distribution, and exhibition. His presence will be profoundly missed by the many people whose lives were touched by


Zoe Awards
April 27, 2023

March 1, 2023 Regular Deadline

The Zoie Films Festival is now the ZOE AWARDS FESTIVAL that celebrates independent works of film shorts, animations, documentaries, web series, smartphone films. And, we are excited to announce our expansion to include podcasts, Alexa Skills and NFTs.

CALL FOR ENTRIES November 18th-February 2023:  The ZOE AWARDS Festival is accepting short films, animations, documentary including branded film shorts.  In addition, this is our first year to accept podcasts, web series, NFTs and Alexa Skills!   Visit - ZOEAWARDS.COM

– Official Competitions
Short Films, documentaries, animations under 25 minutes, all genres except

– Animation Competition
Animation film shorts under 25 minutes, all genres.

– Smartphone Shorties
All genre shorties under 15 minutes shot on smartphones.

– Branded Shorts
Film shorts under 20 minutes that communicates a positive brand message.

– Podcasts
All types including True Crime,

– Alexa Skills *NEW
All types including games, health/wellness, food, kids, education, etc.

– Podcasts
All types including True Crime,

– NFT Creations *NEW
ZOE AWARDS wants to celebrate excellence in the new NFT space for digital arts, audio, video.

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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 

Late Deadline january 18, 2023

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


French Riviera Film Festival 

May 19-20, 2023



February 12, 2023 Regular Deadline

March 11, 2023 Late Deadline

April 11, 2023 Extended Deadline

The fith 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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Chelsea Film Festival
October 12 – 15, 2023

March 31, 2023 Regular Deadline

May 31, 2023 Late Deadline

The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) has been selected in the "TOP 10 BEST FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA" (#6) by USA Today in 2019 among 19 other film festivals in the USA.

CFF is an organization dedicated to supporting films and the artists who create them by providing a creative forum for exchange and discovery with the public.

The Festival attracts filmmakers, artists and audience members from across North America and around the globe. It premieres independent feature-length, documentaries and short films with a Global Focus.

Chelsea Film Festival aims to raise an awareness about foreign independent films and discover upcoming talents.

The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film platform for world lovers.


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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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South of Hope Street by Jane Spencer
January 2023: 1 hour 40 minutes

In the near future the cosmos gets caught in a bizarre dynamic. The powerful keep their privileges with a prank. They hide nature events behind a gigantic wall and distract from it with a global war. More and more refugees are hiding in the last neutral country.
There, Denise tries to lead a normal life. On her bumpy job and apartment search, she meets Tom, a caretaker and incorrigible optimist, as well as the rebels, who all believe, through their art, that they can still stop the madness.

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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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Le palmarès 2023 des CESAR

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