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Lacci by Daniele Luchetti will open the 77th Venice Film Festival

Lacci by Daniele Luchetti  Starring Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Adriano Giannini, Linda Caridi is the Opening Film of the 77th Venice Film Festival   Lacci, directed by Daniele Luchetti (La nostra vita, Mio fratello è figlio unico, Il portaborse) starring Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Adriano Giannini, Linda Caridi is the Opening Film, Out of Com...


The restored films in the Venice Classics section

The restored films in the Venice Classics section of the 77th VFF at the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna (25-31 August) / Masterpieces by Michelangelo Antonioni, John Berry, Souleymane Cissé, Zoltán Fábri, Pietro Germi, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Shôhei Imamura, Hiroshi Inagaki, Fritz Lang, Sidney Lumet, Jean-Pierre Melville, Nikita Mikhalkov, Martin Scorsese   The final selection has been made for the films in the Venice Cl...


Tilda Swinton and Ann Hui Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement

Tilda Swinton and Ann Hui Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement at the 77th Venice International Film Festival    Venice, 20 July 2020 -- Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ann Hui and iconic actress Tilda Swinton have each been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2 September – 12 September, 2020).   The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia upon recommendatio...

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Film legend Leonard Maltin shares three secrets of CITIZEN KANE for #AFIMOVIECLUB

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you’ve attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), you’ll know that The Maltin Modern Masters Award in honor of legendary author/critic Leonard Maltin is a coveted prize in Hollywood. Leonard Maltin has dedicated his life to researching not only the cinema classics, but also the contemporary Best Pictures, actors, directors, and screenwriters as they emerge in the New Hollywood. That said, it is fitting that Or...


Heimat is a Space in Time, 2019, Germany

The German Austrian production Heimat is a Space in Time (Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit) directed and written by Thomas Heise was probably the most challenging selection in the  2019  New York film festival program. Screened in the Projections section it premiered in the United States and was discussed as outstanding by festival insiders though very few had seen it and the US distributor Icarus films had not announced release plans. Heise’s difficult production do...

"terroir" featured on TGVerona!

"terroir" has been selected to the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy, running July 23-27, 2020. It was just featured in a piece from TGVerona, including an interview with festival director Ugo Brusaporco. Written/helmed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "terroir" is about how the mother-child relationship can sometimes influence our perceptions of...


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Filmocracy Fest launches Hybrid Festival in December

Streaming Platform Will Integrate Discovery and Mentorship Programs   Filmocracy Fest (December 3-6, 2020) will be an innovative film and media festival, bringing together the best of traditional festival events, while integrating unique digital programs to create a memorable and productive experience. Led by festival veteran Jon Fitzgerald, a co-founder of Slamdance, the event will be developed on the basis of 4 key pillars: Discovery, Mentorship, Networking, and Experience.   T...


6th International Festival Signs of the Night is now live in Bangkok

The "International Festival Signs of the Night" uses the media of documentaries and short films to deliver specific information, inside views, and problematics of our societies today. A critical approach is preferred, dealing with social, political, psychological, philosophical, and technological problematics. The aim is to offer knowledge and to create cultural tolerance. The festival prefers films, which also artistically reflect on the possibilities of reality representation and m...


Horsham Film Festival 2021 - Call for Entries!

After a fantastic debut in 2019 and an equally fantastic follow up in 2020, we’re looking forward to seeing your films and celebrating them in 2021! The Horsham Film Festival celebrates not only local, West Sussex based talent but also looks further afield to celebrate films from all over the UK. We want to see films from everyone – whether you are a filmmaker who has already won awards at other film festivals or a first-time filmmaker looking to start developing your skills. Th...


Punto y Raya Festival postponed until October 2021

Dear friends,   As we carefully traverse the global state of affairs, perhaps we can spend some of our isolation time turning our gaze inward to ponder about audiovisual art in its purest state: Form, Colour, Motion, Sound. PUNTO Y RAYA launches at the top of its voice the ninth INTERNATIONAL CALL open to Abstract / Non-Representational Short Films. Registration is free and online, and the deadline is August ...


Willem Dafoe to feature on the poster of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

The poster was created by the San Sebastian studio Patio based on an image by the photographer Martin Schoeller The North American actor Willem Dafoe (Appleton, Wisconsin, 1955) will feature on the poster of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition, to run from September 18-26. In 2018 the Festival launched a new line of posters with a composition combining photography and illustration and presided over by a figure from contemporary cinema. The actress Isabelle Huppert opened the serie...


The Montreal International Documentary Festival announces a 3-week hybrid edition!

    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to announce that this year’s festival will be a hybrid event lasting three weeks, from November 12 to December 2. While protecting the festival’s essential character as a meeting place, and retaining the option of holding public events, the RIDM will present an original and extended online section.   “Screening films in theatres is, more than ever, the raison d’être guiding the ...


France this year's guest country for ‘New World View’ section at 16th Zurich Film Festival -

France to be this year’s guest country We wish the Grande Nation of culture a ‘Joyeux Anniversaire’ today as she celebrates her birthday. And we also have a surprise in store for Francophiles everywhere: we’re set to honour French cinema in the 16th Zurich Film Festival’s ‘New World View’ section, where we’ll screen the works of a whole generation of young cineastes who portray a multi-cultural country with an impressive narrative urgency.&n...


Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema will run an hybrid version

A tribute to Federico Fellini in the centenary of his birth between shows and projections Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema from 25th September to 4th October  Confirmed the event’s dates, it will take place in a hybrid form spread in the city between real and virtual appointments   Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema, one of the flagship events of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, will take place from 25th Septembe...


Film Fest Ghent reveals campaign poster for 47th corona-proof edition

Preparations FFG2020 (13 > 24 Oct) continue seamlessly More than four months ahead of the festival, Film Fest Ghent is releasing the campaign poster of its 47th edition: this year it is a double portrait of film icon Romy Schneider and German actor August Diehl, referring to the focus on German cinema in this year's festival programme. During the festival edition in October, safety first will be our motto and we will take into account all the measures against the corona viru...


War on Screen Festival reveals its posters

    Find out who is on our poster this year ! Come and see us ! From 29th September to 4th October, let’s meet at the 8th War on Screen International Film Festival in Châlons-en-Champagne.     ...

Submit with 50% discount to our partner festival: The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLO Film Fest)

The festival will take place MARCH 9TH-14TH 2021 Hurry up...  be among the first ten submitters using the code FILMFESTCOM21 to receive a filmfreeway 50% waiver code! The SLO Film Fest team is now reviewing strategies for the coming year and discussing new “out of the box” ways to move forward as we all navigate the COVID-19 challenges together. A MAJOR THANK YOU to our loyal and dedicated sponsors who are rolling with the cancellation of this ye...

The International Black Film Festival of Nashville Calling

15TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL Sept. 30-Oct. 4 2020 The International Black Film Festival is proud to celebrate 15 years in 2020. While the world is trying to get back to some level of normalcy from the spread of COVID-19, we want to continue our mission to provide relief to content creators by extending our platform, virtually, to inspire and inform.  What better way for us to do this than to create a live, virtual Interview Series that features one-on-one, special conve...
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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2020 Awards

    On Saturday, the 18th of July, the 16th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of 28 feature films, 7 music documentaries and 30 short films from 27 countries. with 5 features, 7 music documentaries and 25 short films being shown in the competition program.   At the closing ceremony, the following awards were given:     VICIOUS CAT for best feature fi...


$195,000 in Grants Awarded to Seven Narrative Feature Projects in Various Stages of Production SFFILM, in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $195,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFILM Rainin Grants. Seven filmmaking teams were granted funding to support the next stage of their creative process, from screenwriting to post-production. SFFILM Rainin Grants are awarded twice annually to filmmakers whose narrative featu...     

FIDLab 2020 Awards

The 12th edition of FIDLab took place online on July 6th - 10th. Out of more than 400 international applications, FIDLab, an international coproduction platform for film projects at any stage of development selected, 15 projects reflecting 20 production countries. The FIDLab takes place in two steps. First, a live presentation of the projects, this year, a video presentation. In a second phase, one-to-one meetings with professionals, this year, virtual. During this edition, more than ...

THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition

The Creepy Line by M.A.Taylor, has won a prestigious  Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for M.A.Taylor's exciting  documentary, The Creepy Line, which 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.. “I am extremely proud  and happy for the team behind the Creepy L...


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New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF)


August 31, 2020  Earlybird Deadline 

The New York City Independent Film Festival (a.k.a. NYC Independent Film Festival, NYCIndieFF) is an annual film festival held in New York City. It was founded in 2009 by Dennis Cieri and Bonnie Rush. The festival has screened over 1,800 movies from 81 different countries since it began in 2010.

The Festival is focused on low budget and emerging, yet overlooked filmmakers, bringing their talent to culturally enrich the NYC community. The Festival aims to create the largest gathering of true indie filmmakers.

NYCIndieFF honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

With a new section: the Covid-19 Diaries: tell us your story of hope and survival during the Corona lockdown. Short under 10 minutes

NYCIndieFF provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gathering of fellow indie filmmakers NYCIndieFF is the place to be May 16 - May 23, 2021.

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Windrider Virtual Film Forum 

Offering 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”. 

Invitation to our Film Community

As a follow up to the Annual Windrider Film Festival which took place June 27th, Windrider is kicking off a NEW Summer Film Series. The film series will showcase seven independent short films and conversation with the filmmaker, over seven weeks beginning July 5th. Each film screening will be at 7PM PDT.  Easy registration to follow along with the Summer Film Series at: Windrider Bay Area Email List

Happy Summer Film Viewing!
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Your Script Produced competition
Season 2

July 20, 2020  Regular Deadline

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

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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COVID-19 loss of casting legend Moonyeenn Lee (1944-2020), daughter of Shirley Hepburn

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Introduction: Moonyeenn Lee (1944-2020), daughter of actress Shirley Hepburn, who became a casting powerhouse known for putting together actors in films such as BLOOD DIAMOND, the Oscar-nominated MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, as well as HOTEL RWANDA, has died. Moonyeenn was nominated for two Emmy Awards for “The Looming Tower” and “Roots;” her legacy continues with director daughter Cindy Lee and her son David Lee. She s...

Navad Lapid will guide the young 27 Times Cinema jurors as they select the 2020 GdA Director’s Award

  Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2019 Berlinale for Synonyms, Navad Lapid will guide as president of the jury the young 27 Times Cinema jurors as they select the 2020 GdA Director’s Award. 45-year-old Nadav Lapid has three feature films and numerous shorts and documentaries under his belt, and his Synonyms won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He first studied philosophy and then pursued a film studies degree at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem....

Sundance Institute and Adobe Announce 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

Ten Emerging Artists Selected from Short Film Submissions on Sundance Co//ab Winning Short Films To Be Screened As Part of Celebration of Sundance Film Festival: London Sundance Institute and Adobe announced the class of 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows today, chosen from a global pool of more than 1,600 applicants. Hailing from a broad geography, from Nashville to Hong Kong, and rooted in a diverse array of creative disciplines from documentary filmmaking to narrative shorts, these...


Kate Winslet to receive TIFF Festival Tribute Award

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today unveiled Academy Award–winning actress Kate Winslet as the recipient of this year’s TIFF Tribute Actor Award, to be presented on Tuesday, September 15, during the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Following the successful TIFF Tribute Gala in 2019, the TIFF Tribute Awards will be offered in a virtual form in 2020.  The Awards mark an annual fundraiser to su...


NEVERENDING STORY’s Stronach, LOTR’s Sean Astin, Rhea Perlman, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Emerson, board MAN & WITCH

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent She played the "childlike empress" in 1984's THE NEVERENDING STORY, and now Tami Stronach is making a lead return in MAN & WITCH. Read on... from Screenmancer  New York, NY : Tami Stronach, the Childlike Empress from timeless 80’s classic “The NeverEnding Story” has been announced to star in, and executive produce, a new children’s fantasy film titled “Man & Witch,” writt...
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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 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)


La compétition du 46e Festival de Deauville

FIRST COW de Kelly Reichardt GIANTS BEING LONELY de Grear Patterson - 1er film HOLLER de Nicole Riegel - 1er film KAJILLIONAIRE de Miranda July - sortie le 30 septembre LORELEI de Sabrina Doyle - 1er film LAST WORDS de Jonathan Nossiter - sortie le 21 octobre LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE d‘Eleanor Coppola MINARI de Lee Isaac Chung SHIVA BABY d’Emma Seligman - 1er film SOPHIE JONES de Jessie Barr - 1er film SOUND OF METAL de Darius Marder - 1er film THE ASSISTANT ...

Mur peint en hommage à Marcelle Ferron Au Centre communautaire intergénérationnel d’Outremont

Les Amis de la place Marcelle-Ferron ainsi que Mireille Deyglun et Sébastien Ricard, porte-paroles, sont heureux d’annoncer la réalisation d’une murale d’envergure dans l’arrondissement d’Outremont. C’est une grande première à Outremont dans la mesure où l’arrondissement a modifié son règlement afin de permettre la réalisation d’une première murale sur son territoire, en hommage à...


Decouvrez l affiche du Festival International du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule

La 7ème édition du Festval International du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule, aura lieu du 10 au 15 novembre 2020. Cette année, les coPrésidents du Festival, Christophe Barratier et Sam Bobino, ont choisi pour thème : « l’Aventure ». La nouvelle affiche (réalisée par l’artiste Sébastien Dupouey), s’inspire de ce thème et rend également hommage au grand compositeur français ...


Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 15/07/2020 au 21/07/2020

*Nombre de semaines de reprises   Source : CBO       ...


Impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 21 juillet 2020

Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma.  ...


Impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 14 juillet 2020

Enquête hebdomadaire réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de 35 000 individus représentatifs de la population française. Parmi ces individus, 2 000 spectateurs étant allés au cinéma au cours de la semaine cinéma concernée sont interrogés sur les bandes annonces vues au cinéma.  ...


François Vila : belles mémoires d'un attaché de presse, 30 déjà !

François, à droite sur la photo ... et l'affiche de son premier film ci dessous. Bonjour,  Il y a 30 ans, le 18 juillet 1990, sortait mon premier film en tant qu’attaché de presse : « La première folie des Monty Python » accompagné en avant-programme du court-métrage, dont j’étais le distributeur en France, depuis peu : « Le Coq est mort ». Ce jour-là,...

Une 23e édition hybride sur 3 semaines pour Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal

Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) sont fières de proposer cette année une édition hybride, déployée sur trois semaines, du 12 novembre au 2 décembre prochains. Tout en préservant la notion de « rencontres » qui est l’essence du festival, et en conservant la possibilité d’organiser des événements publics, les RIDM présenteront un volet en ligne original et ...


Off-Courts Trouville I Annonce de la sélection

          Le moment est venu de dévoiler la sélection officielle ! Cette 21e rencontre France/Québec autour du court métrage sera une fois de plus l’occasion de mettre en valeur les artistes et techniciens et de proposer au public de s’évader en réfléchissant au monde qui l’entoure. Dans un contexte de remise en cause de nos modes de vie, ce moment d&rs...


Découvrez l’affiche - au pluriel - du Festival War on Screen de Chalons

  Découvrez l'affiche(s) du Festival ! Rendez-vous du 29 septembre au 4 octobre pour prendre part à la nouvelle édition du Festival international de cinéma de Châlons-en-Champagne - War on Screen. L’affiche - au pluriel - du Festival a été réalisée par KIBLIND Agence.   Crédits de l’affiche  Design graphique : KIBLIND Agence – Image tirée de la comédie musica...
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