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Abel Ferrara will show ‘Sportin’ Life’ the surprise film of the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition:

  San Sebastian Festival’s surprise film, to screen tomorrow, Saturday (Victoria Eugenia Theatre, 15:45), is Sportin’ Life, the latest work from Abel Ferrara, who will be here in San Sebastian to present it. During lockdown, the director of movies such as Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Funeral (1996) filmed a 68-minute documentary released at Venice Festival and featuring his wife, Cristina Chiriac, his daughter Anna and friends including actors Willem ...


Viggo Mortensen received the Donostia Award

“Life is a gift” Viggo Mortensen collects the Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival from the filmmaker Agustín Díaz Yanes Before introducing ‘Falling’, his directorial debut, the actor received greetings from the producer Jeremy Thomas, the footballer Beto Acosta and the director David Cronenberg     Today V...


San Sebastian Orona - Nest Award to CatDog and special mention to the Speech

  Francy Fabritz (Germany) Tomás Paula Marques (Portugal) Viktor van der Valk (Iceland) They decided to award the following short films with:     ORONA - NEST AWARD The award carries 10,000 euros. For its bold but intimate storytelling capable of suggesting the depth of fictional and also real power games.   ...


Rebels with a cause: fest honchos advocate for cinema during the opening gala

  “It’s time to return to the cinema” José Luis Rebordinos, at the opening gala of San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition, said: “We have an unequivocal engagement to show films before a physical audience in film theatres” Thierry Frémaux: “Cinema will never die” Woody Allen: “I hope you like the film as much as we liked living and shooting it in San Sebastian” Rifkin’s Festival, the new romantic com...


Johnny Depp, Matt Dillon, Viggo Mortensen and Gina Gershon grace San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

  British actor Joe Alwyn completes the official jury chaired by Luca Guadagnino Elena Anaya, Candela Peña, Blanca Suárez, Paz Vega, Raúl Arévalo, Alejandro Sanz, Javier Cámara, Irene Escolar, Bárbara Lennie and Roberto Álamo are some of the Spanish cinema stars attendees currently confirmed   San Sebastian Festival will have at its 68th edition a long list of guests who will visit the city to accompany the films and projects i...


The concept of distance and the need to return to film theatres at the centre of the Festival opening gala

Jon Maya and Harkaitz Cano direct and write the opening and closing galas, as well as the Donostia Award and Basque Cinema galas The concept of distance, deeply felt in these times of pandemic, and the need to return to film theatres, are the central themes of tomorrow’s gala serving to open the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition at the Kursaal. The dancer and choreographer Jon Maya will act as MC, while the author Harkaitz Cano will produce the script. The tandem of creators ...


Top Conversations and Master classes at San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

Aaron Sorkin, Francisco Ramos, Ted Hope and Marc Orts, leading figures of the Conversations and Master classes at San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition Thought and Discussion, the Festival’s new area dedicated to promoting discussion on the cinema, will also include the European Film Forum, conferences and round tables All of the activities will be broadcast in streaming mode on       ...


San Sebastián welcomes Cannes labelled films

The San Sebastian Festival has included seventeen titles from the Cannes 2020 selection in its different sections Danielle Arbid, Šarūnas Bartas, Naomi Kawase, Dea Kulumbegashvili, François Ozon and Thomas Vinterberg will compete in the Official Selection ‘El olvido que seremos / Forgotten We’ll Be’ by Fernando Trueba will close the Festival   The San Sebastian Festival, the 68th edition of which will run from September 18-26, has included in t...
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The Toronto International Film Festival® 2020 full list of Awards

The Toronto International Film Festival® is delighted to announce its award recipients for 2020. TIFF will also unveil the slate of awards and winners via all social media channels. The 45th edition of TIFF wrapped last night with the Closing Night Presentation of Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy at the RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place. “TIFF 2020 was a year we won’t soon forget,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head. “Over the ...


FIPRESCI and NETPAC juries select TIFF 2020 Award Winners

  Thee Toronto International Film Festival, alongside the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and the Network for the Promotion of Asian Pacific Cinema (NETPAC), announced award winners for work screened at TIFF 2020.   “This year’s Official Selection had a truly stellar collection of international films,” said Diana Sanchez, Senior Director of Film at TIFF. “During such a unique year, TIFF is so grateful to global film criticism and apprecia...

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Missing Michael Lonsdale, our friend and festival president of Sacred Beauty Fest in Cannes

Good bye Michael. I took these shots in Cannes at Wim Wenders' film on Pope Francis... We came as a team of Sacred Beauty Festival in Cannes! My comment to Wim at the premiere screening "2 words Wim": "too short" I was so moved by the film! so was Michael Lonsdale ...


Gina Duncan Joins Sundance Institute as Producing Director, Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute today announced that Gina Duncan will join the Sundance Film Festival team in the newly-created role of Producing Director, reporting to Festival Director Tabitha Jackson and working closely with Programming Director Kim Yutani.   Pictured: Tabitha Jackson and  Kim Yutani. As Producing Director, Duncan will integrate the artistic vision of the Festival with its practical, audience-facing elements. She’ll work with ...


Catalina Film Festival will honor actor Martin Kove with a Career Tribute Award

Catalina Film Festival will honor actor Martin Kove with a Career Tribute Award on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6:30pm PST at the 10th Anniversary celebration and Carpool Cinema event, featuring the World's first film festival, drive-thru red-carpet at the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach, CA. Award ceremony will also stream live on Catalina Film Facebook page.  Kove is best known for his portrayal as the evil karate sensei, John Kreese, in The Karate Kid trilogy and ...


Prescient RBG, first of kind in state at Capitol only asked: “Take their feet off our necks”

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, born Mar. 15, 1933, passed away on Friday, Sept. 18 at age 87, and is now the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol of the United States of America.  Remarkably, when she was 84 Magnolia Pictures released RBG, about her life. The tagline is “Hero. Icon. Dissenter," and this documentary brings into sharp focus the role of a fighter on the Nation’s highest court who ma...


VIDEO Academy Dialogues: Focus on docs with Lisa Cortés, James LeBrecht, Bao Nguyen, Dawn Porter and Roger Ross Williams

Part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Aperture 2025 initiative, “Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us” is a new series of virtual panels, with conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, history, opportunity and the art of filmmaking. The Academy’s newest discussion in the series, Academy Dialogues: “Documentaries Through Our Own Lens,” focuses on the systemic changes that need to occur for marginalized communities...


VIDEO: Academy Dialogues: “Color-Conscious Casting” with Rodrigo García, Julia Kim, Victoria Thomas and Elvis Mitchell

  “Color-Conscious Casting” discussion with Rodrigo García, Julia Kim, Victoria Thomas and Elvis Mitchell "I think it’s... people of color playing roles that are unexpected, where a character is everything at the same time. And that’s why, to me, the term “color conscious” is not entirely accurate, because who you are always means something, and it will mean something to the actor portraying it. So I think it’s more seeing the charact...



DAVID LYNCH Avatar on Virtual Campus from Mexico's Guanajuato International Film Festival 9/22

Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF from September 18 to 27), announces the presence of maverick filmmaker DAVID LYNCH who will be participating with his avatar this September 22 in our Virtual Campus.  David Say Hi! Take a look at GIFF and its Virtual Campus!  GIFF is the first Film Festival in the world with this kind of Virtual Reality experience, with the primary goal of putting people together. Speakers, mem...


MULAN's Rosalind Chao was inspired by MISERY, watch her say so for AFI

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There’s a certain frequency on a cellular level that Kathy Bates hits among all women, and men too, but especially for anyone under-represented, discounted, or written-off. Bates own story, which is mostly unknown to viewers, is about how a feisty manager named Susan Smith literally forced her from stage to screen. Their tandem is almost a movie in and of itself. Smith died in 2013, aged 71, from cancer, but her legacy lives on. Client B...


Jury Members confirmed for Iris 2020

  Iris Prize is honoured to welcome a group of diversely talented individuals who have excelled in their chosen fields as jury members judging the films in Best British and the international Iris Prize categories. The chosen winners will then be revealed on the closing night of the festival. With the festival programme available online for free, UK-wide audiences will be able to view all the shorts films for the first time. With Film 4 supporting the Best of British Award, Iris...


Olivia Colman receives Golden Eye Award THE FATHER as Gala Premiere at ZFF

Olivia Colman   The 16th Zurich Film Festival honours the actress Olivia Colman with its Golden Eye. She excels alongside Anthony Hopkins in the drama THE FATHER.    The British Academy Award-winning actress plays the daughter of a dementia-suffering father who refuses to be helped in director Florian Zeller’s THE FATHER. The Zurich Film Festival honours the actress with a Golden Eye for her achievements. Colman, who is currently filming and unable to tr...


Top 3 tips from Matthew Helderman of BondIt Media Capital for filmmakers

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Distance learning is all the rage with the pandemic making shut-ins of most of us. That said, BondIt CEO Matthew Helderman agreed to have his brain picked for a quick trio of tips for filmmakers. BondIt has worked on such projects as FORCE OF NATURE, starring Emile Hirsch, Mel Gibson, and David Zayas, directed by Michael Polish
. BondIt Executive Produced FORCE OF NATURE by providing pre-sales and tax credit financing to ...

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute today announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson.   As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing new cinematic work. She will also work to advance and elevate t...


Busy Jury Duty this week for Bruno Chatelin as Virtual Jury in Estonia and Florida...

EhhDZ-qX0AEgfsS.jpgMiami Short Film Festival
I spared some carbon for our planet and some fatigue, judging films from a distance, not attending Matsalu Nature Film Festival where I was scheduled to attend. That same week I had also accepted to become a jury at Miami Short Film Festival! Also I skipped my usual fest attendance in Deauville, TIFF and Venice!  Social distancing !!! BUT I MISS EACH OF THEM A LOT! I am happy to share more about these festivals, (my final votes are still under embargo of course but I can tell I saw some...


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Disney and Pixar's new animated feature 'Soul' will close the 47th edition of Film Fest Ghent

The 47th edition of Film Fest Ghent will close with the highly anticipated film, Disney and Pixar's Soul, directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers. Pixar's latest revelation is an accessible, enchanting and above all heart-warming escapade that also happens to ask some of life's biggest questions. An ode to living, Soul is peppered with incredible music by jazz artist Jon Batiste and represents the perfect closing film for Film Fest Ghent 2020.   What...


Finding Manny to screen at Indigo Moon Film Festival (Fayetteville October 9 – 15, 2020)

IMFF is dedicated to celebrating the art of storytelling through film before a diverse audience. The festival will take place October 9 – 15, 2020   Of course COVID 19 has changed everything as well as our festival. Join us for our virtual festival! Experience all the Festival has to offer!: ~Opening Night Film and Reception. ~Filmmaker meet-ups, wine-tastings and more! ~All Venues in walkable downtown Fayetteville. ~Filmmakers accepted into the festival enjoy FREE...


Finding Manny virtual screening at Interactive Moving Parts Film Festival

In its 4th year this interactive online film festival includes guaranteed distribution with Filmocracy for all winning films, and a chance to connect with other partnering distribution services. Filmocracy is a gamified movie streaming platform that rewards users with virtual popcorn for discovering independent films. They have committed to helping their festival partners by building a virtual festival environment through which the energy & excitement of the festival experience is broug...


Finding Manny premiered at the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience

Finding Manny has been selected for the 2020 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX), taking place virtually September 22-27, 2020.  The film screened Thu, Sep 24th, 1:00 PM @ AFMX Virtual Festival The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) presents a fusion of film, music and special events that create a unique and intimate experience for everyone in attendance. Our Mission: AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians to showca...


Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse, The Newsroom) is attached to play the lead in the drama feature ALEPPO

Photo credit: Courtesy of A+E Networks It was announced today that award-winning actress Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse, The Newsroom) is attached to play the lead in the drama feature ALEPPO for MiLu Entertainment. The announcement follows her recent casting as the lead in the much-anticipated action title REPLAY at the 2020 Virtual Cannes Market. Munn will also lead the thrilling social drama THE GATEWAY, currently in post-production. ALEPPO is the story of a Syrian boy refugee and a UN jou...

ETERNAL BEAUTY, Sally Hawkins and David Thewlis, bows in October

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you wonder what THE SHAPE OF WATER's Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Sally Hawkins has been up to since she left the pool, ETERNAL BEAUTY from Samuel Goldwyn Films is the answer. Hawkins stars with THE BIG LEBOWSKI icon David Thewlis, Alice Lowe (PREVENGE), Billie Piper (Doctor Who) and Penelope Wilton (Downtow Abbey) in this release slated for Oct. 2 on VOD and digital platforms. Basic Storyline ...


Ten Nonfiction Films Combine Art, Science, Storytelling: Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund Grantees

The nonprofit Sundance Institute and Sandbox Films, a new mission-driven documentary studio, selected and announced their latest cohort of filmmakers and projects supported by the Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund, an initiative that elevates the voices of independent artists working at the intersection of science and nonfiction storytelling as they produce and promote work and discourse that highlights the overlap of science and art.  The ten selected project teams wil...

New Poster and Trailer for No Time to Die

Rami Malek plays the bad guy in this 25th James Bond film, starring Daniel Craig for the 5th time.  In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. ...


Nod to LAS MIL Y UNA at SSIFF as part of Horizontes Latinos

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles If you watched the EMMY's virtual show in Los Angeles last night, well, there's nothing like opening other people's envelopes. While the best thing about "Pand-EMMYS" 2020 might have been the Alpaca as co-presenter, we also thought we'd open up someone else's envelope in the spirit of sharing some film news. Here's a letter we came across in LA. Read on... From Screenmancer   We received a letter from Pluto Film in Ger...


Overview of the US business for the week of September 21st, celebrating the remarkable career of actress Frances McDormand

Overview for the week of September 21st. The box office from North American theatres was driven again by Tenet in its third week. The Warner Bros. spy thriller from director Christopher Nolan reeled in $4.7M in ticket sales this weekend, and $36.1M over 18 days since its debut on 9/3.  Rounding out the top performers of the weekend was The New Mutants from 20th Century Studios with $1.6M in its 4th week, Infidel from Cloudburst Entertainment with $1.5M in its debut weekend, and ...


TV series at SoundTrack_Cologne 17: Bad Banks, Thieves In The Woods, Tatort, HARPA Award-Winner

  TV series at SoundTrack_Cologne 17: Bad Banks, Thieves In The Woods, Tatort, HARPA Award-winner · Accreditations open The German crime series „Tatort”: broadcast for the first time in 1970 and with already more than 1000 episodes - yet the series can hardly feature music by women. Theremin artist Verena Marisa will be one of the few female composers of the cult crime series to talk about this problem and her work at SoundTrack_Cologne (October 14 – Oc...


No glamping, it’s David Cross in THE DARK DIVIDE about connecting

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent This isn't a Cheryl Strayed journey, but David Cross as Dr. Robert Pyle, a blocked nature writer, in THE DARK DIVIDE is also straying off the grid in a wandering escape-cancer sojourn. Based on a true adventure, there are wild animals in this endearing movie. As in? “The only dangerous animals I’ve run into are your men.” Debra Messing is the muse and the loved one in this. Here’s a deleted scene for grin...


French Riviera Film Festival will host a Virtual Awards Ceremony live from The Beverly Hills Hotel, a proud partner of the festival, will attend and look forward to meeting you... PARTY! Join our host EverTalk TV’s Jezlan Moyet, along with presenters Tony and Shalini Potts and Emmy-winning actor Vincent De Paul, for the French Riviera Film Festival Virtual Awards Ceremony. Presented live from The Beverly Hills Hotel, the event will feature special musical performances by Gotta, Marina V. and Grammy winner Paulina Aguirre, and some surprises. FE...


Indiefest award for Brian Metcalf's Adverse

Brian seems to be very happy with the Award of Excellence Special Mention ...



The Prophet and the Space Aliens (Israel, Austria, 2020, 86 min. documentary) North American premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal, 2020 The latest piece from the award-winning Israeli documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir - The Prophet and the Space Aliens, is one of this year's hidden gems that deserves greater attention. Namely, this is one of those rare documentary pleasures which engages its spectators in a way that only a highly imaginative fiction could do. The t...



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The ICFF “Manaki Brothers” this year will not be held as a festival edition

At event devoted to the marking of the 41st edition of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “Manaki Brothers”, which was held on 19th of September, at the Museum in Bitola, we saw the arrival of the festival admirers from Bitola, the Minister for Culture, Irena Stefoska, the director of the Film Agency, Gorjan Tozija, film professionals, representatives of the diplomatic cors, lovers of the film art. The patron of the festival, the President of the Republic of No...


The celebration goes virtual at SCAD AnimationFest 2020

Sept. 25-26, 2020 | #SCADAnimationFest SCAD AnimationFest returns for a fourth year with an all-new virtual setting, offering unparalleled access to titans of animation, special screenings, insightful presentations, and a few surprises along the way. Join the digital celebration of this lively artform and experience two days of animated excitement right from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. ...


The time of China Screen in Paris has come

On the weekend of October 2, 3 and 4, we will be showing you in this 10th edition 8 new compelling documentaries around contemporary China, as before, at the Cinéma l'Entrepôt in the XIVth arrondissement of Paris. The attached small booklet gives you the details of the films. We will also be in other cities across France and Europe (Angers, Lille, Munich….)   On the geopolitical level, a lot has happened since the last edition of the festival. China see...


The 15th edition of the Geneva International Oriental Film Festival (FIFOG) is live in theatres

The last part of the 15th edition of the Geneva International Oriental Film Festival (FIFOG) will be launched on Friday 25 September. The curtain closes on the 27th of this month. This theatrical edition takes place in several places: Photoforum Pasquart in Biel, Cinémas du Grütli, Function: Cinema and THE Crowned Eagle (CHIC). This special programmation of the festival is above all dedicated to the gentle resistance movement and includes films made by directors from the East and ...


Hybrid version for the 5th annual QueerX festival celebrating LGBTQ+ music, film, politics, and culture

2020 Fest Will Feature Live TV Voting, Virtual Award Show, & COVID-Safe In-Person Screening The first queer global streaming TV network, Revry, honors National LGBT History Month in October with the premiere of the 5th annual QueerX festival brought to you by Lexus (Oct. 1–31). Celebrating LGBTQ+ music, film, politics, and culture, the festival–which has been touted as the queer SXSW (Billboard, Flaunt Magazine)–will take a unique approach to its screening and panel prog...


Surfalorus Film Festival ONLINE Screenings September 25-27!

Sept 25-27: Online Screenings! The 9th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival, presented by Come Hear NC, is a wave rider’s dream, featuring deep dives into surf history, celebrations of female surfers, films by today’s best surf filmmakers, and international contributions from wherever there’s swell across the planet.  Online screenings kick off TOMORROW, September 25th and will feature luminaries from the surf world as well as some as-yet-to-be-named...


Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival kicked off virtual mode

The Philadelphia Environmental Festival is going virtual this year! From September 23—27, this year’s event showcases 50 inspiring films from around the world, plus filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, award announcements and more––and you can watch them all from the comfort of your home. full program: Virtual Unlimited Passes and Single Tickets are on sale now


Reykjavik International Film Festival, RIFF, kicks off today,

  Reykjavik International Film Festival, RIFF, kicks off today, Thursday 24th of September for the 17th time and runs until the 4th of October. Guests will be able to watch selected screenings in Bíó Paradís and The Nordic House while also being able to enjoy high quality cinema online with RIFF @home.   This year we screen 110 films at RIFF including feature films, documentaries and various shorts from 47 countries. Bringing films directly from the wo...


The 69th International Film Festival Mannheim Heidelberg (IFFMH) presents the first films of its main sections

Opening with THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO      The feature debut of the exceptionally talented Dani Rosenberg, The Death of Cinema and My Father Too, will open the 69th edition of the IFFMH. Rosenberg’s father is the star of countless amateur films they lovingly made together. As they get ready to shoot their first big professional project, Dani’s own child is about to be born, while his father is nearing the end of a terminal illness. Rosenberg films ...

Raumwelten Programme – for the first time in hybrid form

Raumwelten Programme – for the first time in hybrid form, exclusively at Karlskaserne Art Center Ludwigsburg and online at     It is time to restart! Raumwelten – Platform for Scenography, Architecture and Media goes into its ninth round from November 18 to 20, 2020 with the motto “Raumwelten 20 2 0 2.0 – Please Install New Spatial System Now!”. It includes insights on automated architecture by Gilles Retsin (London), inspirations...


Your First Look at Tallgrass 2020 Virtual edition

Tallgrass is proud to unveil the first look at this year’s festival line-up, taking place virtually October 16-25, 2020, presented by Consolidated Equities Trust. The 18th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival takes place virtually this year, streaming through Cinesend at More titles and events to be announced ahead of the festival, including our opening night gala, award winners, shorts programs, panels, education, and more. A message on the program from Director of ...


Submit your film festival posters for the 11th edition of Festival Identity

11th edition of Festival Identity as a part of the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which will take place from October 27 to November 1, 2020. The Festival Identity is bringing together festival organisers and programmers from across the world. The program includes not only lectures, discussions and thematic meetings, but also a public presentation of the selected festivals entitled the Festival Hub. We would be delighted if you regis...


Los Angeles Greek Film Festival is almost here

RENDEZVOUS OCTOBER 1-15   One thing that no crisis can eradicate is the human need to come together, and to come together through art. Although the pandemic has challenged everything we have taken for granted thus far, it has also compelled us to search and to find new ways of connection and interactivity. These are here to stay. Until we meet at the theaters again, join us virtually, watch films with your friends and family at home and get to know our filmmakers from all corners of the...


Curtocircuíto presents its Official Section and poster

    From 3 to 11 October, Curtocircuíto will open up again a space to reflect on the reality around us through cinema. The festival’s Official Section will show the works of authors from many different countries, with heterogeneous cultures and minds. Articulated into the competitive sections Radar and Explora, we will find a variety of pieces from indispensable filmmakers and new proposals from budding directors who are now ...


The Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival is ready to celebrate its 10th edition, from the 7th to the 10th of October

  The International Competition features 30 works from 26 Countries, two of which are Italian, which are going to compete also against an Academy Award nominee   Special Guests the “Master of the Thrill” Dario Argento, who is going to be awarded the Ca’ Foscari Honorary Fellowship, and Pino Donaggio, memorable Brian De Palma’s film composer   Special Programs a Tribute to the experimental director Amit Dutta, the return to the short of document...
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CIFF | Calgary International Film Festival announces the winners

CIFF is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 CIFF Jury Awards. These films are recognized as the best of the festival by our esteemed Jury of film industry members from across North America, including some CIFF alumni. Audiences, don't miss your chance to see these exceptional films at this year's festival, online or in the cinema.  Here are the winners... ---------- RBC Emerging Canadian Artist Award & $10,000 CAD: Madeleine Sims-Fe...


Ojai Film Festival Announces Winning Screenplay for 2020

“Immigrants,” a richly detailed story of family struggle and survival from Nazi Germany to the melting pot of New York, won Best Screenplay for the upcoming Ojai Film Festival. The honor includes a Zoom-style table read by professional actors directed by Valerie Alexander, on Sunday, November 8. The historical setting of “Immigrants” resonates in this country today as our nation continues to grapple with issues of immigration and the way we view “the other.” ...


The Best Shorts Competition Announces Latest Winners!

The Best Shorts Competition is proud to announce the latest winners. The Best Shorts Competition puts filmmakers first and provides a direct opportunity for recognition and publicity for high quality productions. It is international in scope and has granted awards to producers in Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paragu...


Mountainfilm Announces 2020 Commitment Grant Winners

  Mountainfilm is delighted to announce the 2020 Commitment Grant recipients. The 14 winners, selected by a jury, were chosen from hundreds of applicants working on projects in various stages of production that embody Mountainfilm’s mission to inspire audiences to create a better world. “I’m so impressed by the slate of films that are being supported through the Commitment Grant,” says Festival Director Suzan Beraza. “It’s a testament to t...



2020 French Riviera Film Festival Announces Winning Shorts

Jezlan Moyet, Yasmine Al Massri, Nicole Muj, Brandt Andersen, Shalini Vadhera Potts, Tony Potts The second annual French Riviera Film Festival announced its 2020 winners at a star-studded, virtual awards ceremony held live from The Beverly Hills Hotel on September 19. “Due to the pandemic, we could not hold our festival and awards this year live in Cannes,” comments festival co-founder Nicole Muj. “We were delighted to partner with the legendary Beverly ...


The Awards of the 18th Matsalu Nature Film Festival

The festival wrapped with awards on the saturday closing ceremony, I missed attending but enjoyed the winning films very much, here they are revealed: GRAND PRIX OKAVANGO: RIVER OF DREAMS, SOUTH AFRICA Directors: Dereck Joubert & Beverly Joubert JURY: A film that employs a mesmerising pictorial language and executed with technical skill, containing memorable episodes and moments that stay with the viewer for a long time.   1ST PRIZE (NATURE) NOMADS, MEXIC...


Receiving an award from Paris Shark Fest for Rob Stewart

Sharkwater Extinction, Rob Stewart's final film was selected to screen in  Paris for the first edition of the festival. An hommage was offered to Rob on stage, accepted by Bruno Chatelin from Fabien Delage festival founder at Club de l'Etoile Cinema Sunday September 20th at 10 pm.   ...
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16th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 20-24, 2021) calling for entry



Call for entry MBIFF 16 now open     October 2, 2020 Earlybird Deadline I November 20, 2020 Regular Deadline I December 11, 2020 Late Deadline  I December 31, 2020 Extended Deadline I  

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The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology.



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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Your Script Produced competition
Season 2

August 31, 2020 Late 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.







54th WorldFest Houston

April 16-25, 2021

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Early bird entry by November 15

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 10%-15% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!


You are welcome to enter  Online via our online entry platform -, or via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!

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Fantasporto 41
February 26 - March 6


Deadline  December 1st, 2020 (Feature films)

November 1st (Fantasy short films)

Fantasporto enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community all over the World. In the last edition, Fantasporto was attended by over 25,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.

Considered in 2015 as the first of the independent film festivals in the world by TRIPPER, Fantasporto is among the top film festivals  for the discovery of new talent, having revealed countless of now famous directors, producers and actors.

The World Heritage City by UNESCO of Porto, twice considered Europe’s Best Touristic Destination,  is another factor adding interest . Founded in 1981, the 40th edition has the support of the Portuguese State and the Townhall.

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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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IRIS by Diana Rodriguez

USA - Fantastic drama thriller: 104 minutes - first feature film

Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black) stars as the eponymous Iris, and gives an outstanding lead performance as this tortured soul dreadfully awaiting the death of her Aunt Adelaide, played by Mary Looram (Like Father, Braid). As Aunt Adelaide slowly withers away in hospice, Iris continues her day to day routines of working in an antique shop, and scrolling online for connections through an online dating app. However, Iris has an ulterior motive behind her digital search for suitors, and it’s not love. Iris has a hunger, and she needs to feed. On every date she goes on, she sizes her match up and determines their strength of character on a criteria of what she considers basic human decency. And if any of her dates fail to meet her standards, then that’s the end of them. They’re dinner. That’s just how Iris operates.

But complications arise when Iris meets Tom, played by Grant MacDermott (Hustlers, Mr. Robot), at a support group meeting for people dealing with the lingering effects of grief. Tom is a good hearted man coping with crippling trauma. As their chaste relationship develops, Iris is confounded by a debilitating emotional dilemma. She yearns for the love she once lost, but recognizes the potential in having a strong bond with Tom. Unfortunately, her primal nature exposes itself in the heat of lust, causing her deep seated vampirism to emerge and overtake her instincts. So she can never truly express her true feelings to Tom without it resulting in his death. What’s a timeless girl to do in the big city?

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ANGIE: 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 ...

Découvrez le programme de l'édition 2020 du Festival Ecran Vert

Et maintenant, que fait-on ? La parenthèse du confinement est derrière nous, des jours meilleurs devant, peut être. L’avenir sera-t-il radieux ou orageux ? Il sera ce que nous le ferons.​Ecran Vert, à sa mesure, entend participer aux débats qui s’annoncent, en vous invitant à écarquiller les yeux, à tendre l’oreille et enfin à comprendre et à dénoncer les...



Le Festival International du Film d'Environnement FReDD fêtera ses 10 ans le 3 octobre

La dixième édition du Festival International du Film d'Environnement FReDD aura bien lieu ! Du 28 septembre au 04 octobre prochain, le temps fort national du cinéma d'environnement rythmera chaque matinées, après-midis et soirées de la semaine. 35 Lieux de projections (cinémas, bibliothèques, maison de quartier..) en Région Occitanie (Toulouse, Saint-Gaudens, Cahors, Albi, Montpellier, Nîmes, Alès..) et 53 fil...

7ème édition du film francophone d’Angoulême via Brides-les-Bains

  Redonner envie d’aller au cinéma… Pour cette 7ème édition du film francophone d’Angoulême via Brides-les-Bains (Savoie), Dominique Besnehard propose une programmation goûteuse, variée, ancrée sur notre temps. Comédie, aventure, drame, thriller se succèderont pendant 4 jours au cinéma Le Doron de Brides-les-Bains du 1er au 4 octobre.   Cette nouvelle cure de cinéma conjugue avant-premi&...


Lancement de la 15ème édition du Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG)

LANCEMENT DU FIFOG EN SALLES ! 25 au 27 septembre 2020 La dernière partie de la 15ème édition du Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG) sera lancée le vendredi 25 septembre. La baisser de rideau est prévue pour le 27 du même mois. Cette édition en salles a lieu dans plusieurs endroits : Photoforum Pasquart de Bienne, Cinémas du Grütli, Fonction : Cinéma et THE Crowned Eagle (CHIC). Cette programm...


Isabelle Madelaine (Dharamsala) élue à la Présidence de l’UPC

L’Assemblée générale de l’UPC du 17 septembre 2020 a procédé au renouvellement par moitié des membres du Conseil de direction. Le Conseil de direction nouvellement élu a procédé lors de sa réunion du 25 septembre 2020 à l’élection du Bureau de l’UPC, comme suit :   Isabelle MADELAINE (DHARAMSALA) Présidente   Xavier RIGAULT (2.4.7. FILMS) Vice-Pr&ea...


Vendredi 9 octobre à 19h30 : Remise des Prix Jean Vigo 2020

Créés en 1951, les Prix Jean Vigo distinguent l’indépendance d’esprit, la qualité et l'originalité des cinéastes de court et long métrages.  Plutôt que saluer l’excellence d’un film, le Prix Jean Vigo tient à remarquer un auteur d'avenir, à découvrir à travers lui une passion et un don.  Le “Vigo" n'est pas un prix de consécration...


Impact des bandes-annonces diffusées dans les cinémas au 22 septembre

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.  ...


31e édition du Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck se tiendra du 7 au 11 octobre 2020

33 films - 23 longs métrages et 10 courts métrages - dont 6 avant-premières et 4 films labellisés « Festival de Cannes 2020 », la 31e édition du Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck - Val de Fensch se tiendra du 7 au 11 octobre 2020. Elle sera placée sous la présidence du comédien Karim Belkhadra et le patronage d'honneur du président de l'Institut du Monde Arabe, Jack Lang. ...


Cinema For Change & KissKissBankBank s'unissent pour soutenir les films à impact

  CINEMA FOR CHANGE est un forum sur les contenus à impact social, consacré aux professionnels du cinéma et de la télévision, dont la 1ère édition s’est déroulée lors de la dernière édition du Festival international de cinéma LE TEMPS PRESSE. La prochaine édition du Festival se déroulera fin mars 2021, et Cinema For Change proposera un marché du film sur les contenus &ag...


Report de la 7ème édition du Festival International du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule

Après évaluation de la situation et suite au passage en zone rouge du département de Loire Atlantique, annoncé le week-end dernier par la préfecture, Christophe Barratier et Sam Bobino, les coprésidents du Festival, en accord avec leurs principaux partenaires, ont décidé de reporter la tenue de la 7ème édition du Festival International du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule, initiale...


Le Festival de l'Alpe d'Huez 2021 invite Michèle LAROQUE à la Présidence du Jury

1er grand rendez-vous cinéma de l’année & unique Festival dédié aux films de Comédie, le 24e Festival International du Film de Comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez, en Isère, aura lieu du mardi 19 au dimanche 24 janvier 2021. La Présidente du Jury FAH2021 Après Omar Sy (2017), Franck Dubosc (2018), Alexandra Lamy (2019) & José Garcia (2020), c’est la comédienne et réalisatrice Michè...


Programmation 2020 et jurys du FIFF Namur

88 films !  Vous n'avez plus qu'à faire votre petit marché ! Durant des mois, notre comité de programmation a visionné des dizaines de films, longs ou courts... 1.100 au total ! Et sur ces 1.100 films, on en a sélectionné 88, la crème de la crème répartie en plusieurs sections !  Les films Les bandes-annonces   ...


Le Festival des Antipodes Saint-Tropez se tiendra du 09 au 11 octobre 2020, en format live condensé

  Le mot du président Bernard Bories   Soyons fidèle jusqu’au bout à l’art, à la culture, au cinéma et tout simplement à la vie ! Ne laissons pas un simple virus nous imposer son rythme, nous effrayer, nous statufier et même si cette 22ème édition du Festival des Antipodes à Saint-Tropez sera plus courte avec moins de films et d’invités, restrictions budgétaires & partenaires e...



Focus sur la 22ème édition du Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris (FCDEP)

  © Marine Bigourie La partie compétitive du festival, et uniquement cette partie, sera accessible gratuitement en ligne en simultané de la projection au cinéma Grand Action. Les séances ne seront diffusées qu’une seule fois, ne les manquez pas ! Les films seront projetés de façon à être compréhensibles par un public francophone ou anglophone.   Pour chaque programme de la compétition, ...

Le Palmarès du GrecDoc Festival 2020

La très belle édition du GrecDoc 2020 qui s’est clôturée dimanche soir, avec la deuxième projection du magnifique GrecDoc d’Or: Murmures célestes de Maro Anastopoulou (Whispers in the Sky). Un grand merci à notre parrain Robert Manthoulis, notre comité de sélection, notre Jury, à tous les bénévoles, à nos partenaires institutionnels qui, tous, ont fait de cette édition un succès....



Le temps des Ecrans de Chine est venu au Cinéma l’Entrepôt

Le temps des Ecrans de Chine est venu. Le week-end des 2, 3 et 4 octobre, nous vous proposerons dans cette 10e édition 8 nouveaux documentaires inédits autour de la Chine contemporaine, et ce toujours au Cinéma l’Entrepôt dans le XIVème arrondissement de Paris. Le petit livret ci-joint vous en donne les détails. Nous serons également dans d’autres villes de France et d’Europe (Angers, Lille, Munich…)   Su..

Un dernier hommage à notre ami José María Riba par L'association Espagnolas

"Adieu l'ami! tu manqueras à toute la profession avec laquelle tu avais su tisser des liens d'amitié fidèle et solide.RIP - au revoir et merci." Bruno Chatelin
L'association Espagnolas en París organisera sa dernière soirée et rendra hommage à notre cher José María Riba qui nous a quittés le 2 mai dernier. Lundi 5 octobre 2020 à 19h30 au cinéma Majestic Passy 18...

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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)


Bruno Chatelin raconte l'histoire du lancement du film Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes

Interview video de Bruno Chatelin pendant le Festival de Cannes (virtuel) 2020! L'histoire du lancement du film Boyz'n The Hood à Cannes que j adore raconter car c est l un des plus beaux contes de fées qu il ma été donné de rencontrer dans ma carière de distributeur de films! Une voie royale ouverte par Cannes qui a conduit le film et son réalisateur, John Singleton, jusqu 'aux Oscars... The Boyz'n The Hood launch in Cannes tol...

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