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Karl Bardosh Cell Phone Cinema Humanitarian Award, second AFI World Peace edition in the market



  World Peace and Tolerance Smartphone Gala Live@Cannes took place Jun 26, 2020 07.00 PM London Bruno Chatelin joined as jury to Karl Bardosh Cell Phone Cinema Humanitarian Award, second AFI World Peace , the awards ceremony was live on Zoom! Humanitarian smart phone films and smart phone films highlighting "COVID - 19"  will have a voice during Marché du Film through a United Nations supported organizati...

Cannes Marché du Film Online: The BEAT from Cannes Day 4

Enjoy Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles during the last edition ! Read this online     CATCH UP WITH PREVIOUS MARKET NEWSLETTERS 1 I 2  I 3 I 4 I     Cannes Newsletter 1  CANNES MARCHE DU FILM 2019 Coverage EMAIL US IF YOU NEED HELP PR...

Cannes Marché du Film Online: The BEAT from Cannes Day 3

Enjoy Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles during the last edition ! Read this online     CATCH UP WITH PREVIOUS MARKET NEWSLETTERS 1 I 2  I 3 I 4 I     Cannes Newsletter 1  CANNES MARCHE DU FILM 2019 Coverage EMAIL US IF YOU NEED HELP PROMOTING Y...



Cannes Marché du Film Online: The BEAT from Cannes Day 2

Enjoy Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles during the last edition ! Read this online     CATCH UP WITH PREVIOUS MARKET NEWSLETTERS 1 I 2  I 3 I     Cannes Newsletter 1  CANNES MARCHE DU FILM 2019 Coverage EMAIL US IF YOU NEED HELP PROMOTING YOUR CANNES BUSINESS FOLLOW FILM...

Cannes Marché du Film Online: Full program and line up of new films - The Cannes Online BEAT Opening edition

Enjoy Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles during the last edition ! Read this online      EMAIL US IF YOU NEED HELP PROMOTING YOUR CANNES BUSINESS FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM                   Cannes Festival Dailies I Cannes Market D...



 VIDEO: Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard details the 2020 edition

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin    

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Imperial Savage introduces crime Docu-series in Development: The Pharaoh of Putnam County plus film and new media slate


The Pharaoh of Putnam County / Unscripted Docu-series in Development

“Pharaoh”follows the rise and fall of Dwight York, the charismatic leader of the United Nation of the Nuwaubian Moors. After relocating from Brooklyn to rural Georgia, York and his followers spark controversy and intrigue when they decide to build a miniature Egypt in the middle of a Putnam County field. Code violations and an FBI investigation begin to unravel the dream of a utopian society and reveal a much more sinister motivation behind the organization. “The Pharaoh of Putnam County” explores all sides of a story almost too bizarre to be believed. 

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Next-generation media company STX Entertainment, has secured worldwide distribution rights to Run Rabbit Run from Emmy-nominated “Handmaid’s Tale” director Daina Reid (The Outsider) and starring Emmy award winner Elisabeth Moss.  Moss recently starred in another genre hot property, The Invisible Man, which raced to a worldwide box office of $125m, making it not only one of the top performing films of the year but also one of the most profitable given its low budget.  ...

First images of the documentary ALL OF US by Pierre PIRARD

  We're happy to share the first images of the documentary ALL OF US by Pierre PIRARD.  Please reply to this e-mail to receive the trailer. A few words from the director about this ambitious documentary: "In a few words, this feature documentary addresses the issue of living together in our societies. However, against the current of widely circulated narrative discourses, this documentary wants to be a source of inspiration by showing stories o...

“ROONEY” a revealing documentary about England and Manchester United’s record goal-scorer goes into production

A documentary about England and Man United’s record goal-scorer, Wayne Rooney, has gone into production. Produced by Lorton Entertainment, the London based team behind smash hits such as Maradona, Make Us Dream and Supersonic, ROONEY will be a feature length documentary that lifts the lid on an extraordinary player known the world over for his performances on the pitch. With unprecedented access and directed by BAFTA award winning filmmaker Matt Smith (Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad), au...

GTE Productions Presents Leah McKendrick’s short film Pamela & Ivy, the untold, feminist origin story of Poison Ivy

McKendrick and Owen Writer/Director Leah McKendrick’s provocative new short film Pamela & Ivy, the untold, female-made, feminist origin story of DC anti-heroine, Poison Ivy, debuted on May 11, 2020.  The film tells the origin story of Poison Ivy, illustrates the series of events which led to the materialization of the supervillian, and offers a gritty exploration of the childhood trauma of one of Gotham City’s most notorious figures. Aria Lyric Leabu (Young Pamela) &n...

Omar Chaparro/ Edy Ganem / 7th & Union

OMAR CHAPARRO AND EDY GANEM CORNERED BY BROKEN ENGLISH Photo credits: Omar’s: Courtesy of Supersonix PR Edy’s: Photo by Hernan Cazares Broken English Productions, part of film finance company Grandave Capital, announced today that actor/comedian Omar Chaparro (POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, STUCK) and award-winning actress Edy Ganem (DEVIOUS MAIDS) are attached as leads in feature drama 7TH & UNION.   Chaparro is well known in the Spanish speaking market within the US...

Woody Allen’s new film, ‘Rifkin’s Festival’, will open the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

The world premiere of ‘Rifkin’s Festival’, Woody Allen’s new film, will open the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival The romantic comedy, shot in San Sebastian, stars Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel, Gina Gershon, Sergi López, Wallace Shawn and Christoph Waltz The world premiere of Woody Allen’s latest movie, Rifkin’s Festival, will open, out of competition, the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on September 18 in the Kursaal Auditorium. &...

RICARDO VILCA -Quebrada, Música y Silencio-

En la Quebrada de Humahuaca, la familia del músico Ricardo Vilca continúa organizando un evento cultural; tradición iniciada por el artista años antes de su muerte. Basado en este evento, el documental reconstruye su personalidad, el valor artístico de su trabajo y sus enseñanzas, que nunca fueron lo suficientemente reconocidos; y el mundo de un músico que interpreta magistralmente los sonidos y silencios de la Quebrada.   En Humah...

Imperial Savage introduces crime Docu-series in Development: The Pharaoh of Putnam County plus film and new media slate

  The Pharaoh of Putnam County Unscripted Docu-series in Development “Pharaoh”follows the rise and fall of Dwight York, the charismatic leader of the United Nation of the Nuwaubian Moors. After relocating from Brooklyn to rural Georgia, York and his followers spark controversy and intrigue when they decide to build a miniature Egypt in the middle of a Putnam County field. Code violations and an FBI investigation begin to unravel the dream of a utopian society and reveal ...

DO THE RIGHT THING available online for free one week at AFI Movie Club selection, and a live conversation with Spike Lee

Spike Lee should have been in Cannes as presdient of the jury and his film out of competition in Cannes 2020 selection. The American Film Institute (AFI) announced that AFI Movie Club has partnered with Universal Pictures to offer free rentals of DO THE RIGHT THING and host an online conversation with Academy Award®-winning director Spike Lee.   DO THE RIGHT THING is the AFI Movie Club selection for June 22 and will be available to rent for free on Amazon, Apple, Charter, C...

Top 5 Things to Know Before You Watch DA 5 BLOODS from Spike Lee

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sometimes a listicle is better than a... review. Thought it was going to be a blue rhyme, didn't you?  Spike Lee's new film for Netflix has many baffled, so without further ado, let's add some more blood in the water of discontent. The June 12 release has been dubbed a visionary essay, a visual screed, even a disjointed "joint" from this legendary auteur. However?   No matter how many mechanical issues one...

New Ric Roman Waugh’s film KANDAHAR announced starring Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler (Greenland, London Has Fallen, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is set to star in Ric Roman Waugh’s (Greenland, Angel Has Fallen) new action thriller Kandahar. Waugh will direct from a screenplay he wrote with former military intelligence officer Mitchell LaFortune.   The film is being produced by Thunder Road Films’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, G-BASE’s Alan Siegel and Gerard Butler, and Capstone Group’s Christian Mercuri. Rob Moran will Executive Produce alo...



Michael Mann Sets Highly Anticipated ‘Ferrari’ with STX. Hugh Jackman in Discussions to Star

STXinternational to Launch Sales at Cannes Virtual Market     Academy Award-nominee Michael Mann (Collateral, Public Enemies, Heat) is gearing up to start production on his highly-anticipated film Ferrari. Academy Award-nominee Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman, Logan) is in discussions to star as the racing icon Enzo Ferrari.  Mann directs from a script written by Troy Kennedy Martin (The Italian Job) and Mann based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari – The...


The Painted Bird, Vaclav Marhoul, Poland, 2019

  Opening with a brief sequence of a  boy trying to protect small animal being chased through the forest by two boys that steal and kill the animal, this extraordinary feature shot in black and white on 35-mm depicts a nameless Jewish boy’s years long passage through somewhere in eastern Europe towards the end of World War II. Marhoul’s film is based on Jerzy Kosinski’s novel. THE PAINTED BIRD is stripped down to its essential elements and shows the ...

Solstice Studios is driving full speed ahead, taking the Russell Crowe starrer "Unhinged" in Theaters Worldwide

Studio Finalizes Deals with Key International Distributors to Open the Psychological Thriller in Theaters Worldwide   Solstice Studios is driving full speed ahead, taking the Russell Crowe starrer Unhinged to cinemas around the world, after locking in major theatrical distribution partners and territories in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Asia. Derrick Borte’s psychological thriller, which marks Solstice’s first feature film, is set to open America’s movie t...
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Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films: Line-Up of Projects for The Films After Tomorrow Is Revealed

The final selection has been made of the twenty full-length feature projects which will take part in The Films After Tomorrow, the Locarno Film Festival initiative that aims to offer concrete support to filmmakers who were forced to stop working by the global pandemic. On 15 August, two juries will award the prizes, allocated for the completion of the film and/or the resumption of production: two Pardo 2020 prizes, each worth 70,000 Swiss&nb...

Viggo Mortensen to receive a Donostia Award in recognition of his career

The North American actor will present ‘Falling’, his directorial debut, at the Festival’s 68th edition The actor and filmmaker Viggo Mortensen will receive a Donostia Award in recognition of his career at the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, where the North American star will present the film Falling, his directorial debut. The movie, which closed the Sundance Festival and is one of those selected for the Festival de Cannes, will have its European premiere at San...


7th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market: A selection of 55 Projects

La Biennale di Venezia / 77th Venice International Film Festival    Venice Production Bridge / Venice Gap-Financing Market Projects Selected       The 7th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (September 4 - September 6, 2020), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, will take place during the forthcoming 77th Venice International Film Festival and will offer selected European and international projects the opportunity to close their...



Cinema, Ischia Film Festival is the first post-Covid big live event

The eighteenth edition will take place from June 27 to July 4 with guests such as Marco D’Amore, Giampaolo Morelli, the cast of “My Brilliant Friend”, Francesco Di Leva, Lillo Petrolo, Nando Paone, Alessandro Roja, Susy Laude Lifetime Achievement Award to Sergio Rubini  80 selected works from 31 countries all over the world, 55 of which in competition   The Ischia Film Festival is going to be the first international live event held in Italy after the health emer...


Bergamo Film Meeting 39th edition to be held from March 6 to March 14 2021

We are approaching the end of June. This time last year, we were already working on a vibrant program for the 38th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting. In mid-February, we were ready: 163 films to be screened, many guests who had confirmed their presence, new and future-oriented projects such as the Industry Meetings. Then came the shock of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Festival was suspended at first, then postponed to May, then eventually mired in the uncertainty that came along with t...


Festival La Rochelle Cinéma (FEMA) programme revealed

The online Fema is approaching… You’ll find the programme details on our website. The selection of 16 films for 5 euros, will be accessible from 26.06 to 05.07 on LaCinetek. On 03.07 at 10 pm, in partnership with the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, the Festival du Film court de Grenoble and the Agence du court métrage, the Fema will present a night of “horror and thrills” featuring twenty-four short films, incl...


FOCUS ASIA 2020 reveals the full programme of this virtual edit

After the announcement of the nine projects selected for the All Genres Project Market, FOCUS ASIA 2020 unveils the full programme, in particular that of the new Far East in Progress section! For the first time, the Far East Film Festival market will be presenting a work-in-progress section dedicated exclusively to Asian films which are nearing completion and are in search of international distribution and premieres at the principal festivals scheduled for the second half of the year. Far East ...


Sheffield Doc/Fest tackles film community’s challenges in its virtual programme

“Seismic shifts for the media landscape” - Sheffield Doc/Fest tackles film community’s challenges in its virtual programme. Live Q&As with directors from the 2020 film programme spotlight the art of filmmaking.   This year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest programme of industry talks and sessions continues to explore a range of topics relevant to the film community. With its panel A Time To Breathe: Addressing Racism in the Film and TV Industry, Doc/Fest aims to create spa...


ANNOUNCING: MOFF 2020 Portland @ Thompson's Point, July 30-Aug. 2

  With an added weekend of screenings and an online option! MOFF 2020 Portland films and screenings are announced! Get your tickets before they're gone (only 50 tickets per screening)!   We're very proud of the 57 films that make up this year's MOFF.  Also, we're psyched to announce we've partnered with Thompson's Point to host eight screenings over four days from July 30 to August 2.    And, we've added a second weekend o...

RIFKIN’S FESTIVAL Opens 68th San Sebastian Film Fest, But First a Funny Or Die Review?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Official word is that Woody Allen’s world premiere venue for his latest film RIFKIN’S FESTIVAL, about a guy who goes to a film festival (imagine that), will unspool in Spain at the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival. This comes on the heels of the dismissal without prejudice of his four-year, $80 M USD legal tussle with Jeff Bezos and Amazon that was settled out of court for “an undisclosed sum,” as they say...

The San Sebastian Festival extends the film submission deadline until June 30

Given the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, the San Sebastian Festival has decided to extend the online submission period for the pre-selection of films for its 68th edition by two weeks. This means that films proposed for participation in any of the sections making up its programme can be submitted until June 30. The calls for submissions of films for Culinary Zinema (June 15), WIP Latam, WIP Europa and Nest (all three on June 1) maintain their initial dates. ...


VIDEO: TIFF unveils plans for Festival 2020

Reimagined physical and digital festival will feature exciting new films, talks, and interactive experiences Click above for a social distanced sit-down with TIFF Co-Heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey TIFF announced today that the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 10–19, is tailored to fit the moment, with physical screenings and drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences and industry talks. This year&rsq...

HUNTERS IN THE DARK Adapt Targets Aneurin Barnard to Join Alex Pettyfer, DDI

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Cannes makes history this week, online for the first time in - forever? So the internet show must go on. Business gets done, films get made, and HUNTERS IN THE DARK from DDI adds Aneurin Barnard to the I AM NUMBER FOUR actor, and more... LOS ANGELES, CA: Jason Moring, DDI CEO, announced today that BAFTA nominated actor Aneurin Barnard has been cast opposite award-winning actor Alex Pettyfer (I AM NUMBER FOUR, MAGIC MIKE) in HUNTERS IN THE DARK,...


KVIFF Eastern Promises unveils the projects that will be showcased during the online Industry Program.

  KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days unveils 41 selected film projects, which will be presented at Works in Progress, First Cut+ Works in Progress, Docs in Progress, Works in Development - Feature Launch and Eurimages Lab Project Award. Presentations of projects to industry professionals will take place on Monday, July 6, Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8, and the most promising projects will receive awards of...

Black Nights in Cannes

   BLACK NIGHTS AT THE MARCHE The Estonian Film Institute, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, North Star Film Alliance and Estonia's regional film funds are all taking part in the Cannes Virtual Market via the virtual Estonian pavilion. The programme is as follows: 22-23 of June – Estonian Film Institute 24th of June – North Star Film Alliance 25th of June – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 26th of June – Film Estonia Cash Rebate...


FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces 2020 plans for FIN AIFF Stream

  During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival recognizes its purpose to celebrate quality screen content and bring the community together. Assuming a continuation of public health measures, it has been decided that the 2020 festival will take place entirely online from Thursday, September 17 to Thursday, September 24, through a brand-new online initiative         called FIN AIFF Stream.   “In this mos...
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Karl Bardosh Cell Phone Cinema Humanitarian Award, second AFI World Peace edition in the market

  World Peace and Tolerance Smartphone Gala Live@Cannes took place Jun 26, 2020 07.00 PM London Bruno Chatelin joined as jury to Karl Bardosh Cell Phone Cinema Humanitarian Award, second AFI World Peace , the awards ceremony was live on Zoom! Humanitarian smart phone films and smart phone films highlighting "COVID - 19"  will have a voice during Marché du Film through a United Nations supported organizati...


The 11th Annual NYC Indie Awards

       All the film nominated for the 11th Annual Indie Awards! Best Short Sketch Comedy The Nominees are: Tarka Wolf Presents: Save the Scooter SlapNuts Comedy – Dad Dome Avenue WTF   ...


Academy launches Virtual ‘GOLD’ PROGRAM with 19 Entertainment Industry Partners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from 19 partner companies in its fourth year of Academy Gold, an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  Participating partners include AMC Networks, Bron Studios, Circle of Confusion, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Walt Disney Company, Dolby Laboratories, DTS (part of Xperi Corporation), FotoKem, HBO, Los ...


Winner's Announcement IEFTA-Marché Docs-in-Progress Award

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) In Collaboration For The Second Year With The Marché Du Film Presents A 10,000€ Prize For Documentary Works-In-Progress At The Marché’s Virtual Doc Corner   Prize Awarded To HOLY CRAFT Directed by: Joseph Mangat Presented as part of the Showcase PHILIPPINES   The Monaco-based International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), in the second year of its Docs-In-Progress collaboration wi...




Marcel Duchamp the Art of the Possible wins Best Art Feature at Kiev International Film Festival

Kyiv Film Festival® Event date: June 26-27, 2020 Event address: Henerala Vatutina Ave, 2 2 Henerala Vatutina Avenue Kyiv, Kyiv city Ukraine The goal of Kyiv Film Festival is to encourage emerging movie makers for new film making by appreciating their work. We accept all genres of films from all over the world. Our mission is to support filmmakers, recognize their hard work, and Award them so that they are more inspired to keep telling amazing stories. ... 
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Windrider Virtual Film Forum Saturday, June 27

followed by seven Sundays of weekly short films



Windrider Film Forum celebrates artists as they inspire us to find solutions to our problems through the “Lens of Hope”. 

Please join us for our first-ever Virtual Film Forum that will feature one night of award-winning independent short films, including conversations with the filmmakers. 
The next seven weeks will feature one short film and filmmaker conversations screened every Sunday night for “A Night at the Movies.”

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Your Script Produced competition
                     Season 2

Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00.

We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Winners will be promoted in the Variety Magazine and THR!

Open to writers of all levels. 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form.






Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
October 3 - 8, 2020


August 20th, 2020 Extended Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The 2nd edition of the festival returns in October 2020  in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. 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.

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 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
November 6 – 22, 2020

July 1, 2020 Regular Deadline
August 1, 2020 Late Deadline

Celebrating its 35th annual festival in 2020, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) presents American indies and studio films, international films, student films, special tributes, seminars and introduces filmmakers to South Florida audiences. The festival runs November 6 – 22, 2020, and screens 200 films in Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Hollywood, St Augustine, and The Bahamas. Considered one of the most important regional film festivals in the U.S., the Festival's commitment to first-time filmmakers and innovative programming make it the perfect test market for your film.

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Sad to hear Malo Girod de l'Ain passed away, the original co founder of

malo%20big.jpg is extremely saddened by the news of Malo 's passing after a long disease. The company owes much to Malo: in 1995 he registered the domain, and started as a directory of (3 years before Google started). The company built the first website for Cannes and Gilles Jacob, and did official an  CD Rom  for the festival. We had raised money and launched the brand into a portal in 2000. Since we have been able to keep the brand alive thro...


VIDEO: Spike Lee in conversation with AFI Movie Club’s

AFI Movie Club’s exclusive conversation with Spike Lee and moderator W. Kamau Bell about the legendary filmmaker’s iconic film DO THE RIGHT THING is now available to watch at    And through the generous support of our partners at Universal Pictures, DO THE RIGHT THING is available to rent for free on major digital platforms now through June 29, 2020.  HOW TO WATCH ...

Sundance Institute Selects 2020 Art of Editing Fellows

8 filmmakers have been chosen to participate in the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Art of Editing Lab and Fellowship. This is a new Lab developed after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. The Fellowship evolved out of the Documentary Film Program’s standing commitment to supporting new voices in nonfiction feature editing. The Lab aims to develop artists personal artistic voice through mentorship as well as creative and strate...

Interview with Locarno Film Festival’s Artistic Director Lili Hinstin

In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, Locarno Film Festival’s Artistic Director Lili Hinstin says Federal Council in Switzerland and Locarno will adopt measures to support culture and filmmakers.   The global recession following the pandemic has impacted arts funding all over the world, but in Switzerland, the government wants to help. In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, Lili Hinstin, Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, tells C.M.Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld,...

Newly elected 2020–2021 Board of Governors Members announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2020–2021 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first regularly scheduled board meeting of the new term.  Elected to the Board for the first time: Debra Zane, Casting Directors Branch Ava DuVernay, Directors Branch Stephen Rivkin, Film Editors Branch Linda Flowers, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers Branch...


GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL Announces New Board Members

The globally recognized Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) announces the addition of, David Angstadt Sr., David Bowd, Robin Kampf, and Tess O’Dwyer to its board of directors. They join current board members Eric Ascalon, Heather Brittain O’Scanlon, Stephanie Clineman, Diane Raver, Rosalie Rosen, David Holtzman, Joseph Sernio, David Schoner Jr. and Brian J. Sheehy Sr. Lauren Concar Sheehy, Executive Director, Garden State Film Festival, said,  “We a...



Cloud 21 and Kultura PR Break New 'Virtual' Ground With Third Annual Global Entertainment Showcase During Online Marché du Film

Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International  co-presented the third annual "Global Entertainment Showcase: Cannes 2020” on June 24, 2020, virtually, during this year’s Online Marché du Film.  The ZOOM event featured panelists Threshold Entertainment Group CEO Larry Kasanoff (producer Mortal Kombat, Terminator 2), Roskino CEO Evgenia Markova and E! founder | Metan Global Entertainment Group President/CEO Larry Namer, with award-winning filmmaker Sue Vic...


Workman Publishing Sends Message: We Are A Movement, Dr. Rev. William Barber II

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Although Cannes 2020 is the focus right now, and the films we should see, consider taking a glimpse at this Op-Ed from Peter Workman's enterprise, Workman Publishing. It will keep you updated on the American fracturing happening right now. Perhaps things break before the enlightenment comes? Or just chaos before a critical election in the United States put into context... Curated by Screenmancer Staff - Workman Publishing Op-Ed As we as ...


Aneurin Barnard has been cast opposite Alex Pettyfer in HUNTERS IN THE DARK

ANEURIN BARNARD, A HUNTING MATCH FOR ALEX PETTYFER AND DDI Jason Moring, DDI CEO, announced today that BAFTA nominated actor Aneurin Barnard has been cast opposite award-winning actor Alex Pettyfer (I AM NUMBER FOUR, MAGIC MIKE) in HUNTERS IN THE DARK, joining Hong-Kong American actor Tzi Ma (MULAN, Ellen Wong (Netflix's Glow) and Elodie Yung (Netflix's Daredevil and The Defenders) Barnard had three films premiere at Toronto Film Festival last year: Iannucci's The Personal History ...



Cannes'20: Bruce Willis back in action for Reactor from 308 Enterprises

BRUCE WILLIS BACK IN ACTION FOR 308 ENTERPRISES WITH THE EXCHANGE AS SALES AGENT Golden Globe winning actor Bruce Willis (DIE HARD FRANCHISE, UNBREAKABLE, ARMAGEDDON) is onboard to lead REACTOR financed and produced by 308 Enterprises and Almost Never Films. The Exchange will be introducing REACTOR at the upcoming Cannes Virtual Market. REACTOR in pre-production, will start shooting later this summer. REACTOR will be directed by Jared Cohn who wrote the original script with Cam...


New additions to the Vilnius Film Festival Programme Curating Team

  VIFF team has been joined by Andrei Tănăsescu The 26th International Vilnius Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” will take place in 2021. The already preparing team has been joined by a new team member, Andrei Tănăsescu. Tănăsescu has worked as a programme curator at multiple films festivals in Toronto, Berlin, Bucharest and others for many years; a few weeks ago he also became one of the curators of the Venice International Film Festival’s parallel section &ldquo...

Bruno Chatelin Interviewed here and there

Not exhaustive at all, I know i should have filed them somehow, somewhere, or even HERE :-)... for the future generations of festival goers (joking of course) Festival experts Filling the Void and sharing tips with Bruno Chatelin, Sandra Lipski, Ivan Wiener Daniel Sol... Bruno Chatelin Interviewed on filmfestivals for The Expert Process Podcast Bruno Chatelin interviewed in Izvestia on Golden Globes Bruno Chatelin interviewed on festivals for Cine@art ...



Cannes'20: New Financier for LatinX Projects and third party projects

GRANDAVE CAPITAL NEW FINANCIER IN TOWN FOR LATINX PROJECTS AND THIRD-PARTY INVESTMENT Industry veterans board new entertainment finance company Grandave Capital, based in San Diego and Los Angeles, with an investment focus on feature film acquisition, theatrical motion picture finance, development and production, and their LATINX production arm Broken English Productions. Newly formed Grandave Capital management include: ▪ Film Financier, President and Partner Stanley Preschutti who... 
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LOST GIRLS by Julia Verdin

USA, 107 minutes, June 2020

One girl’s nightmare. A nationwide reality.

After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and her family after her ordeal. Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers - no matter the cost.


Sixteen-year-old Angie Morgan feels like her parents don’t understand her. After she is befriended by the charming and handsome Mario, everything seems to change for the better. He understands her desire to be a musician and promises to help her fulfill her dreams. However, her innocent, suburban life is upended when Mario lures her away to sell her to a local sex trafficking ring.

Angie is shocked and scared at her new found situations but clings to the belief that Mario loves her and that they will eventually both escape.  When it becomes clear to her that this will never happen, Angie is so overcome with shame and remorse for the life she is now trapped in and all seems hopeless.

When her closest friend and fellow victim, Zoe, finds out that Angie is about to be sold and shipped off to Miami, Zoe finds a way for them to escape. They make a desperate run for it. Angie escapes, but Zoe is not so lucky. Alone and heartbroken for her friend still imprisoned by their traffickers, Angie returns home to find that “normal” life is now anything but normal.

Burdened by her severe PTSD and guilt, Angie shies away from both her family and the police.  She is terrified that her traffickers will return for her (or worse, her little sister) if she provides any information to the police. 

Luckily, Angie meets Rachel, a sex trafficking survivor turned caseworker, who is desperately searching for the girl who was in her care but taken back by her traffickers: Zoe. As Rachel lends her strength, Angie begins to consider standing up to the traffickers, and after witnessing brutal murders and mutilations of other girls at hands of the traffickers, Angie considers standing up to the traffickers.

Will Angie’s fear hold her back? Or will she persevere to protect her family and help rescue Zoe and the others? 

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Canada, 56 minutes documentary, june 2020

The chance discovery of an online article sends a Holocaust survivor on an unexpected trip to visit the orphanage where he was rescued to after the war.
Manny Drukier narrowly escaped the war by jumping from a “death train” at age 16, finding refuge at a unique home for orphans and displaced children. 71 years later, Manny—who lives in Toronto—is tracked down by a German researcher who has dedicated a decade of her life to locating the surviving children from the home. She invites Manny to return to the orphanage, which has since become a grade school, to share his story with the next generation. Manny must now revisit the places of his darkest memories, to reconcile the past and educate the future.

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. As Davies meets and becomes friends with the some of his Russian photo subjects, he finds himself getting emotionally involved with their struggle. He decides to put down his camera and get involved with church restoration.

Early on in our story Davies befriends the famed Russian architect Alexander Popov who is deeply involved in working to preserve and share with the world the beauty and value of these ancient structures. Popov has uniquely discovered and reinvigorated both the tools and processes that restore life back to the North. But it’s an uphill battle against strong and powerful forces.

Together, Davies and Popov uncover the circumstances that led to the demise of the churches, and then join a small but growing group of passionate Russian citizens and outsiders from all walks of life who join the cause of Saving North.

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SEKURITAS written and directed by Carmen Stadler

Romantic dark comedy 117 minutes 2019 Switzerland

Starring Kathrin Veith, Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Jeanne Devos, Daniel Kasztura, Vilmar Bieri, This Maag

First feature film by Swiss director Carmen Stadler, produced by Claudia Wick for Abrakadabra Films AG

An office complex wishes for a love story before demolition. It chooses the lonely misfits for this story; those who go through security rounds at night, scrub toilets, experiment with recipes or rehearse their final speech. A poetic and twisted kaleidoscope that centers around desire, security and melodious noises which move through the entire fabric of the building.


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Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.


THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - Best for Fest"

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

Sharkwater Extinction first peek

Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for” Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, Sharkwater: Extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction is a follow up to his first two award-winning films, Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.

Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.


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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Des partenariats forts avec les plus grands festivals et marchés

Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...

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Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

With contributions from Abbé Jean-Luc Maroy, Alex Deleon, Bruno Chatelin

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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

Les films qui ont une densité spirituelle évidente mettent souvent en scène le voyage, l’itinéraire initiatique, mais aussi la souffrance qu’implique de quitter sa terre, ses racines, son pays, son existence. On se rend compte, avec Les raisins de la colère que la modernité a constitué le terreau indispensable de la modernité liquide (Zygmunt Baumann). Le film est en effet réalisé en 1940, bien avant que la phi...

La Source (Jungfrukällan) d’Ingmar Bergman (Suède, 1960)

Alain ZIRAH, OFF de Cannes CEO & founder, join the jury of the competition WOW PAGEANTS, Sunday, June 28th at 11:00

Suivez la compétition internationale WOW Pageants qui se déroule à Londres ce dimanche 28 juin à 12:00 (heure de Paris),  Don't miss on Sunday, June 28 at 11:00 UK time...11:00 (UK time).    ***La compétition internationale WOW PAGEANTS s'intéresse aux valeurs humaines à l'intérieur de la beauté des candidates et des candidats. Les différents participants vont devoir affronter des juges internat...

Maîtrisez le mécénat et le crowdfunding pour vos projets !

La plateforme de crowdfunding touscoprod by proarti organisait ce mercredi 24 juin à 9h30 un atelier en ligne sur les avantages du mécénat et du crowdfunding pour le cinéma. En permettant aux donateurs de bénéficier d'une réduction d’impôt de 60 à 66% du montant de leur soutien, le mécénat constitue une opportunité de financement intéressante pour les projets cinématographiques ou audiovisuels...


Le 25 juin lancement du film « Les Mots Enchantés des Hupd'äh d’Amazonie, Maîtres des Savoirs, raconté par Renato Athias »

      52 minutes, World Cultural Diversity (France, Brésil)  Un film de Mina Rad, monté par Isabel Castro Le lien pour s'inscrire dans la videoconférence Après votre inscription, vous recevrez un e-mail de confirmation contenant les instructions pour rejoindre la réunion     Le lien pour suivre la réunion de Zoom le 25 juin &agr...


Le Programme CNC au Marché du Film Online -

Marché du Film Online Le Marché du film du Festival de Cannes se déroule en ligne du 22 au 26 juin 2020. Vous trouverez ci-dessous le programme CNC des conférences, sessions de pitch et rencontres organisées dans le cadre du marché cannois. Il est possible de vous inscrire pour participer à un grand nombre de ces événements en vous connectant à votre compte Match&Meet ou à vos applications Cinand...
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