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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    

Strong start for Fantasporto : the audience is back

After an opening of a great show and a lot of public that almost filled the Rivoli and where xxxHOLIC was shown in the world premiere in an Official Session preceded by an intervention by Beatriz Pacheco Pereira, founder and co-director of Fantasporto with Mário Dorminsky, a room with about than 500 people saw or rewatched Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER, in celebration of its 40th anniversary of its European premiere in 1982, also at FANTASPORTO, but in the old Carlos Alber...

A lot on my plate at Fantasporto 2022 - special edition with an Ukrainian focus - Check our live coverage

brains%20filmfestivals%20com%20ad%20fantasporto%202019.jpg returns as FANTASPORTO partner and looks forward to catching up with the beautiful city and 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 Classic Movies from the 30-60’s   The 42nd Oporto International Film Festival is proud to announce the proof of its international status: o...



Program for the opening week end at Fantasporto

  42nd PORTO INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL RIVOLI THEATER   FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST GRAND AUDITORIUM   20:45 CF/OE Opening Session • Opening Night xxxHolic Mika Ninagawa, 110’ (Jap) – Fantastic/Manga – v. O. leg. english/leg. port. – World premiere A student named Watanuki wants a normal life. To get rid of what torments him, he is guided by a butterfly to a witch's shop which reads "I can fulfill any d...


Japanese super production “xxxHOLIC” opens Fantasporto 42nd edition in world premiere

Festival opener and in competition in the Official Fantastic Cinema Section   Porto International Film Festival | Fantasporto 2022, which will take place between April 1 and 10 at Teatro Rivoli, will have as its Official Opening film the world premiere of the Japanese super production “xxxHOLIC”, the live-action film adaptation of CLAMP 's xxxHOLiC manga , a film that will also be in competition at the official sections of Fantastic Cinema and Orient Express. The film wi...


Bang Awards Festival calling for your animation

Call for Entries until 30th June 2022! The 6th edition of the BANG AWARDS – International Animated Film Festival towards a public immersed in the digital arts, multimedia, illustration and film animation. Making best use of its online platform, BANG can reach all users and be watched on any screen anywhere in the world. The number of animators participants for our previous editions (more than 400 films) from all corners of the globe. The festival has a panel of inter...


34 Filmfest Dresden Announces Complete Festival Programme

For the competition sections and special programmes of the 34 Filmfest Dresden (being held from 5 to 10 April 2022), a total of 355 shorts from 68 countries were selected. At yesterday’s festival programme press conference, Festival Directors Sylke Gottlebe and Anne Gaschütz together with members of the Selection Committees announced the complete programme for the 34 Filmfest Dresden (5 to 10 April). For the competition sections and special programmes, a total of 355 shorts from 68... Format 2022 / Master's Pitch / Call Nordisk Panorama

The industry platform is meeting for the first time this year as a hybridly: on site in Munich and online. In workshops, panels, case studies and pitches we offer exciting insights into current industry topics. The Master's Pitch 2022 is dedicated to the question of what filmmakers really need to get back on their feet after this challenging months. We think it's time it’s also time to truly listen, reflect and pool together! For the German Guest Delegation to the Nor...


Come celebrate Earth Day with EarthX!

  Expo - April 22-24  |  Conference - April 20-24 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, TX Fun Fact: Earth Day originated in the U.S. and became recognized worldwide by 1990! EarthX’s 12th annual Earth Day celebration is FREE and includes exhibits, learning and interactive experiences, outdoor activities, entertainment, music and food that provide solutions for a more sustainable future. Come check out our free events&...



Strong start for Fantasporto : the audience is back

  After an opening of a great show and a lot of public that almost filled the Rivoli and where xxxHOLIC was shown in the world premiere in an Official Session preceded by an intervention by Beatriz Pacheco Pereira, founder and co-director of Fantasporto with Mário Dorminsky, a room with about than 500 people saw or rewatched Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER, in celebration of its 40th anniversary of its European premiere in 1982, also at FANTASPORTO, but in the old Carlos Alber...


Program for the opening week end at Fantasporto

  42nd PORTO INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL RIVOLI THEATER   FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST GRAND AUDITORIUM   20:45 CF/OE Opening Session • Opening Night xxxHolic Mika Ninagawa, 110’ (Jap) – Fantastic/Manga – v. O. leg. english/leg. port. – World premiere A student named Watanuki wants a normal life. To get rid of what torments him, he is guided by a butterfly to a witch's shop which reads "I can fulfill any d...


Announcing the Full Lineup for the 19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

The 19th Calgary Underground Film Festival brings 35+ mind-bending films & special events are coming to CUFF’s 11-day hybrid festival    The Calgary Underground Film Festival has announced the full program for the annual genre film festival, which will be an in-person celebration of film for the first time in three years. Taking place from April 21 – May 1, 2022, the first eight days (April 21-28) will be held at Globe Cinema, followed by three days of online v...


The 2022 Universe Multicultural Film Festival is on schedule at April

With the Southern California coast enjoying another sunny spring, the 19th Universe Multicultural Film Festival will be held this April in Los Angeles. This is the first time that the UMFF can be revived after two years of COVID-19 challenges. National cultures are the common cultural treasure of all mankind and the whole world. The development of social trends makes cultural styles tend to be the same, but what really fills our hearts with confidence and pride is the national culture of each na...




25th UNAFF calling

May 2 early bird deadline   Website I  Facebook  I  Twitter I profile on I Submit I   25th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was founded in 1998 by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 25th UNAFF will be held from October 20-30, 2022 in Palo Alto, ...


Partner festivals calling with late march deadlines

Dear filmmakers friends do not miss these 'Festivals in Focus' which we are proud to recommend.     Bruno Chatelin and the Team wish you a happy new year and much success on the festival circuit  Read this online         FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:              ___________________ “Beyond Borders...


The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) 10th edition : calling for entries

LAST 24 HOURS TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM BEFORE LATE DEADLINE March 31, 2022 Regular Deadline May 31, 2022 Late Deadline July 25, 2022 Extended Deadline Email I NY United States I Website I Blog on I Facebook I Twitter I Instagram I SUBMIT 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 ...


Movies that Matter Festival Announces First Hybrid Industry Days

From Thursday 7 to Friday 15 April 2022, the Movies that Matter Festival will host its Industry Days, presenting a lineup of talks, panels and masterclasses addressing urgent and relevant issues from around the world by giving a platform to filmmakers, activists and other changemakers to share their stories and experiences. This year’s programme presents a variety of events on topics such as Film & Impact, Afghanistan, Green Filmmaking, Press Freedom and ...


Full lineup for the 65th annual San Francisco International Film Festival

  More than 130 films from 56 countries to be shown at landmark venues including the Castro Theatre, the Vogue Theater, the Roxie Theater, the Victoria Theatre and BAMPFA in Berkeley Today, SFFILM announced the full lineup for the 65th annual San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in the Americas. This year the Festival will make its return to theaters in person, featuring more than 130 films from 56 countries, including 16 World and 10 North Amer...


La Semaine de la Critique unveils the poster of its 61st edition

On the poster of the 61st edition of La Semaine de la Critique, the characters of Chloé Mazlo’s film Skies of Lebanon are projected onto a body by the photographer Charlotte Abramow - something between a laterna magica and the good genie of Arabian Nights. Blending these two poetic, joyful worlds is a tribute to cinema, a love letter to filmmakers, to its audiences who find themselves spellbound, moved, surprised, puzzled, or unsettled… to all the believers w...


A lot on my plate at Fantasporto 2022 - special edition with an Ukrainian focus - Check our live coverage

brains%20filmfestivals%20com%20ad%20fantasporto%202019.jpg returns as FANTASPORTO partner and looks forward to catching up with the beautiful city and 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 Classic Movies from the 30-60’s   The 42nd Oporto International Film Festival is proud to announce the proof of its international status: o...


Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe: The Festival's Final Stretch

We only have a few days left before the closing evening scheduled for March 31. But the festival can still surprise you. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover new films, to meet the filmmakers and personalities of European cinema such as Ingmar Bergman Jr. at the Persona screening tonight. The closing ceremony of the Festival and the announcement of the various Awards of our Competition sections will take place at Les 7 Parnassiens, and w...


Cannes World Film Festival - Remember the Future : Call for Entry

    Cannes World Film Festival - Remember the Future is a hybrid festival. Our 2nd Edition is open. We run a worldwide IMDb Qualifying monthly & annual competition of all genres for international Filmmakers dedicated to Feature & Short Films, Indie, Documentaries, Experimental, Animations, Music Videos, Songwriters, Singers & Bands, Commercials, Web/TV Series and many more. We're inviting you to submit your work with a 25% discount, use code: CWFF25OT upon checkout...


100 films from 30 countries line up for the New Delhi Film Festival

9 categories of awards announced on Sunday for NDFF 2022     NDFF 2022 – 5th edition of NEW DELHI FILM FESTIVAL is going to kick off.  A list of nominated and awarded films for the festival is declared on Sunday. It’s mentionable that films aren’t going to be screened in the festival, but only nominated and awarded films are declared.   Under a variety of categories – 16 films for feature fiction category, 18 films for documentary feature fictio...


Movies that Matter Festival Announces Competitions and Juries

  The 14th edition of the Movies that Matter Festival, the yearly film festival with human rights at its core, has announced the titles for its seven competitions. After its launch last year, the festival will once again present two international competitions: the Grand Jury Fiction Award and Grand Jury Documentary Award, featuring eight and nine films respectively selected from the full programme of the festival. Two international juries will present the awards, which ...

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Jesse Dean promoted to Vice President of Business Development for MAC Group

Jesse Dean, Vice President of the Audio Division at MAC Group USA, is taking charge of New Business Development at MAC Group and has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development. With nearly two decades of experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing, and distribution, Jesse will now be applying his knowledge to expanding current partnerships and developing new business opportunities for MAC Group.   In his new role, Jesse will be leading the expansion of select MAC Group br...


First Film and Audiovisual Law Conference : 30th April and 1st May - Portugal

Film and Audiovisual Law Conference: 30th April and 1st May 2022 - Espinho, Portugal The first Film, and Audiovisual Law Conference will occur on 30th April and 1st May 2022, in Espinho, Portugal. As a constantly evolving subject, Law for Film and Audiovisual is continuously adapting to the legislative technological and social evolution in this industry. Therefore, it is vital to have the most up-to-date knowledge available, as well as a space to discuss it. Addition...


Anna Pugacewicz appointed Deputy CEO of Newen Studios, leading support functions

  Romain Bessi, Newen Studios CEO, has appointed Anna Pugacewicz as Deputy CEO, in charge of support functions. Photo ©Augustin Detienne_Capa Pictures   Since 2016, Anna Pugacewicz in her position as Deputy Managing Director of Newen Studios, has been in charge of Finance, Purchases and Information Systems. While assuming that role, she gradually expanded her responsibilities to new areas such as Innovation & technologies, and General Affairs.   She will now overs...


16 directors invited to l'Atelier de Cannes with their promising projects

L'Atelier 2022 L’Atelier hosts its eighteenth edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 16 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion. ...

Iris Knobloch, former distribution executive at Warner, elected next President of the Festival de Cannes

Iris Knobloch © RR During its March 23 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film which includes government officials and film industry members has elected the Festival’s new President.   As per the Festival’s regulations, the election was held via secret ballot and Mrs. Iris Knobloch was elected President of the Festival.   She is therefore becoming the first femal...


"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           ...


Stories x Women in Animation Opportunity

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy is pleased to promote an exciting initiative led by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) and Women in Animation (WIA). The programme works to increase diversity of voices in animation content globally. It aims to identify authentic animation stories told by female creators coming from emerging national film and audio-visual animation communities in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Creators wil...


Top Gun: Maverick and Tom Cruise at the 75th Festival de Cannes

© Paramount Pictures  Tom Cruise will be in attendance in Cannes on May 18, 2022 for the screening of Top Gun: Maverick, scheduled for release on May 25 in France and May 27 in the US. The Festival will also pay a special tribute to Tom Cruise for his career. Top Gun hero Maverick, will be back in cinemas all over the world and Tom Cruise will return to the Festival de Cannes where he has made only one appearance before: on May 18, 1992, for Ron Howard’s Far and Away, the clo...


Attack-Part 1, Review: Dawn of a new Ira

Attack-Part 1, Review: Dawn of a new Ira Ira is the new Artificial Intelligence set-up, inspired by Alexa, that is implanted in a soldier who has been paralysed as a result of a bullet wound, converting him into a cyborg. That concept was milked over years in Hollywood films like The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). Then there was the Universal Soldier series, Universal...


Origami In the Garden, Barbara Bentree's newest doc: selections on the festival circuit

San Diego Art Film Festival March 2022   Berlin International Art Film Festival May 31, 2022   Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 20 - 24, 2022   Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival March 12th - 13th 2022   Colortape International Film Festival 2022 Impact Doc Awards Vegas Movie Awards 2022   Golden Harvest Film Festival February 27, 2022 ...


TOP GUN: MAVERICK, or adrenaline on tap right now watch

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Hello Aviators, actually earlier today Paramount led with “Good Morning Aviators” as they dropped a new poster and trailer for the long-awaited Navy ace flier sequel to the iconic TOP GUN. There aren’t enough adjectives for the much-needed adrenaline feel-good boost in the footage. But seat yourself for the ride, on this Tom Cruise 2.0 starrer, as David Ellison's Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films offer up a new teaser fo...


TOP GUN Maverick locked for Cannes with Tom Cruise in attendance

The film will premiere in CANNES in competition  May 18th with Tom Cruise to receive a tribute to his extraordinary career, exactly 32 years after his first visit to Cannes for Ron Howard’s Far and Away on May 18, 1992 when his film closed the festival.   After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and ...


Japanese super production “xxxHOLIC” opens Fantasporto 42nd edition in world premiere

Festival opener and in competition in the Official Fantastic Cinema Section   Porto International Film Festival | Fantasporto 2022, which will take place between April 1 and 10 at Teatro Rivoli, will have as its Official Opening film the world premiere of the Japanese super production “xxxHOLIC”, the live-action film adaptation of CLAMP 's xxxHOLiC manga , a film that will also be in competition at the official sections of Fantastic Cinema and Orient Express. The film wi...


Prime Video Unveils the Official Trailer for its Upcoming Italian Original Movie Featuring Global Star Laura Pausini

Prime Video unveiled the official trailer of its upcoming Italian Original Movie Laura Pausini – Pleased to Meet You starring Italian singer-songwriter and music producer Laura Pausini. The project, based on an original idea by Pausini, is written by Ivan Cotroneo (La kryptonite nella borsa, Un bacio), Monica Rametta (Un bacio, Il volto di un’altra) and Laura Pausini, and directed by Ivan Cotroneo. Francesca Picozza serves as creative producer and Gherardo Gossi (Diaz, Le...


Disney+ to launch 18 May 2022 in South Africa

Disney+ offers access to high-quality viewing up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles   Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company (, has confirmed launch dates for the 42 countries and 11 new territories set to launch this winter.   The streaming service will launch in South Africa on 18 Ma...


Pathé produced “CODA” has won three Oscars® at the 94th Academy Awards

The French industry is very proud of Pathé produced “CODA” winning three Oscars® at the 94th Academy Awards held Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, including the top prize of Best Motion Picture of the Year. With his win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting role, Troy Kotsur joins fellow “CODA” star Marlee Matlin as one of the few deaf actors to win an Academy Award. Writer/Director Sian Heder won the Award for Best Adap...


MIPTV 22 Stands with Ukraine's Media Creatives in Cannes on April 4

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Ironic to hear about a French event all the way in Los Angeles, but this just in about MIPTV 22, from Screenmancer... NEWS: Leading Ukrainian media companies and creative powerhouses, including Starlight Media, 1+1 media, Ukraine TV Channel, and FILM.UA Group have united their efforts to support Ukraine’s struggle for freedom, defending the democratic values and human rights of all the civilized world, threatened by Russian aggression. Wi...


25th Edition of Sonoma Film Festival (SIFF) Jury & Audience Winners

  Features   Best English Language: - Pretty Problems   Best Foreign Language: Open Season   Honorable Mention: Tailor     Documentary   Come Back Anytime   Honorable Mention: Blind Ambition   Shorts   Animation - Life Blood     Comedy - Silvertop   Documentary - H...


OSCAR night full of surprises and emotion

Here is the full list of winners: Best Picture: “CODA” Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Best Actor: Will Smith, “King Richard” Best Director: Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog” Best Original Song: “No Time to Die” Best Documentary Feature: “Summer of Soul” Best Adapted Screenplay: “CODA” Best Original Screenplay: “Belfast” Best Costume Design: “Cruella”...

RIFF 08, 2022, 08: Awards and rewards at the colourful closing ceremony

RIFF 08, 2022, 08: Awards and rewards at the colourful closing ceremony The Closing Ceremony and Award Night of the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), 2022, was held at the Jaswant Thada Lawn, at the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, on 30 March. It included a colorful cultural dance programme, to mark Rajasthan Diwas, the Founding Day of the State of Rajasthan. Nagar Nigam (Municipal Council) North Mayor Ms. Kunti Deora Parihar was present on the occasion as the chief gu...


“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.

Please, find the application form and the participation terms


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.



Official website page, visit:


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New Media Film Festival
June 1 – 2, 2022

April 3, 2022 FINAL 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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