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Brainstorm on Film Festival Strategy at AFM
Networking Table with Bruno Chatelin

Hi I will be happy to share my festival and marketing experience with the AFM 2021 registered attendees at the AFM Networking Pavilion. Click to connect with AFM Registration.  I have reserved an open table (for six) confirmed as follows: 10 th floor with sea view, room 8, the best :-) See you there (seats limited be sure to join the queue early). One on one private sessions from 10:00 to 11:00 on demand. Email me with any questions you d like in advance if you like...


VIDEO Fest director Tonya Mantooth 's passion to bring films to San Diego 

Tonya Mantooth CEO & Artistic Director @ San Diego International Film Festival (OCTOBER 14 - 24, 2021) Video Interview by Cameron Lui at San Diego film festival's 20th edition.   Tonya Mantooth CEO & Artistic Director San Diego International Film Festival A ten-time Regional Emmy award winner with over 60 International Telly and ADDY awards, Tonya began her career as an Executive Producer when she became the Director of Acquisitions for CRM Films. Tonya co-foun...


"Anchorage" Q&A with Director Scott Monahan

What do you hope that audiences will take away from watching your film?   Scott: Dakota and I have spoken a lot about not wanting the movie to glorify drug use and not to demonize drug users and abusers either. We wanted to show characters in the throes of their addiction. The sickness that it can cause and the hold it takes on you and the effect it has on your family. This film isn't about rehabilitation, there are no scenes of detox, we wanted to show the world the life of the add...


"The Humans" - REVIEW

  San Diego Film Festival Reviews: “The Humans”, United States, 2021, directed by Stephen Karam.   The second gala screening on Sunday was of “The Humans”, the film adaptation of the four time Tony award winning play also written and directed by Stephen Karam.   The film follows the Blake family’s Thanksgiving get-together as they navigate a series of bleak revelations and try to refrain from ripping each other apart, as most families do during...


Film is Life, Art is Hope - 'Belfast' (Film Review)

Kenneth Branagh’s name will likely be a mainstay during this year’s awards season with his absolute masterpiece of a film, ‘Belfast.’ Inspired by his childhood experiences, ‘Belfast’ follows a young boy and his family's crossroads between leaving their home town or staying to endure violence and religiously driven civil warfare.    The themes of the film are heavy, but the true essence of the film is innocence and hopefulness. It is masterly ...
My Sunday opened with about as pleasant a greeting as it gets, with a glass of champagne and a good documentary. The film followed a renowned chef in Juan Mari Arzak as he passed the torch down to his daughter, Elena Arzak and their collective journey towards legendary chef status. For a food documentary, it was less focused on the dishes themselves, and more on the creators behind the dish. Juan has spent decades solidifying himself as one of the world's premiere chefs, accumulating mult...


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  The San Diego International Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary season will be celebrating film throughout San Diego, October 14 – 24, 2021.  Join us in Balboa Park at MOPA, in Mission Bay at The Catamaran Resort, Downtown San Diego on board the USS Midway and Online in the Festival’s Virtual Village … LEARN MORE About the 2021 Festival Events Get Your VIRTUAL PASS Now Raise your glass with hundreds of filmmakers, cel...




American Film Market Online 2021 Edition - Preview

THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from virtual Santa Monica View in your browser Promote your line up during AFM I email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM     will be covering the online AFM 2021  (42 nd edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like ...


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces its full 2021 Official Selection lineup

The festival’s main competition programme adds eleven international premieres and three European premieres to the six world premieres previously announced. Nineteen films will be screened in competition, with three films out of competition. It’s a packed lineup featuring a couple of legends, a raft of returning Black Nights favourites and several soon-to-be-stars, from all corners of the cinematic globe. Two international premieres will come to PÖFF after having...


12 films to compete in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s Baltic Competition

Tallinn Black Nights FF Opening Ceremony 2020. Photo by Aron Urb Showcasing the best and freshest cinematic output of the three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – the Baltic Competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) will screen 12 films, including 5 world premieres this year: 3 from Estonia and 1 each from Latvia and Lithuania. 5 Estonian films feature in total, with another 4 from Lithuania and 3 from Latvia: some festival darli...


Independent, fearless, indomitable: the heroines of the 31st FFC

In its 31st edition, the FilmFestival Cottbus will present a total of 61 films from 33 (co-)production countries by and about women. The films bear witness to a world in which women can make equally sensitive films about men as men can make subtle films about women. Thematically, the contributions of the 31st FFC revolve around strong women and their everyday, sometimes dramatic stories. One experiences heroines, but also anti-heroines. Often the focus is on overcoming archaic and patriar...


65th edition of the BFI London Film Festival just wrapped!

Thanks for joining us for the 65th edition of the BFI London Film Festival around the UK ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  That's a wrap! Over the 12 days of the 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express, we are over the moon to say we had 291,000 audience attendances for the world’s best new films, series and extended reality. Whether you joined us in person on the South Bank or in the West End, at one of our 10 partner cinemas around...


Activities report of the 6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo island

Activities report of the 6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo island (August 22-29, 2021) is a partner of BEYOND BORDERS, and Bruno Chatelin, the co-founder of the leading portal for the festival circuit, served as jury member for the 6th edition. Some of his best moments on the beautiful island were captured by his drone and cameras...   For its 6th consecutive year, the “Beyond Borders” Inte...


Focus Earth Environmental Films at Ojai Film Festival

The Ojai Film Festival thrives on the passion and creativity presented by independent filmmakers. These concerned citizens focus their lenses on problems, situations, hopes and dreams found within their world. Our festival relishes the opportunity to screen their hard work. Environmental concerns are a world-wide phenomenon, and a major part of the Ojai Film Festival. We show films related to this theme from the viewpoints of various filmmakers throughout the festival. We invite you to seek...


C’MON C’MON, KING RICHARD tie for Film Fest 919 crowd pleasers

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent     Posting this from the airport back to LA from Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall, co-founders of Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill, NC, more to come on closing film SPENCER.   For now, news from #FF919 on which films won the most popular votes. Read on...   Chapel Hill, NC: The 2021 Film Fest 919 was enthusiastically received this week as audiences began to venture out to the movies to enjoy 6 da...


AFM Announces Initial Exhibitors, Speakers, Programming & Sponsors

Speakers To Include Executives From Arclight Films, Blackbear Pictures,  Bleeker Street, Endeavor Content, Roku and XYZ Films   The American Film Market today announced initial details for AFM 2021 Online which will commence on November 1 and run for five days through November 5.  AFM 2021 Online will take place on the proprietary interactive campus AFM built in 2020 – presenting an engaging and effective environment for discovery, education, deal making, ne...

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BEST FOR FESTS Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling - The crew

Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe - Directors   Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe are award winning and AACTA nominated filmmakers based in Melbourne, Australia. They studied filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts – School of Film and Television, and AFTRS (the Australian Film, Television and Radio School) and have been producing and directing commercials, factual television series and documentaries for more than 20 years. Their works include: MAMIL: Middle...

Phil Liggett the Voice of Cycling: the directors statement

Eleanor Sharpe, Nickolas Bird co directors of the film. Following on from our recent very successful feature documentary, MAMIL: Middle Aged Men in Lycra (2017), we were searching for a new idea for a documentary. One of the key components of MAMIL’s success was having the legendary Phil Liggett provide the narration. After travelling to London to record the narration, we were impressed by Phil’s presence and the stories he told us. Tentatively, we pitched the idea to Ph...


Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 12th Governors Awards for the Academy

JENNIFER FOX RETURNS TO PRODUCE  2022 GOVERNORS AWARDS®   Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 12th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President David Rubin announced today. Honorary Awards will be presented to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Danny Glover on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. ...


The Academy CEO Dawn Hudson charts the next steps

ACADEMY CEO DAWN HUDSON CHARTS NEXT STEPS  FOLLOWING THE BUILDING OF AN INNOVATIVE ACADEMY  AND THE SUCCESS OF MUSEUM OPENING Dawn Hudson, chief executive officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announced today that, after a successful and transformational tenure, this current term will be her last as Academy CEO. “After more than ten years and the incredibly successful opening of our new museum, I’ve decided, when this term concludes, it wil...


Director Emir Kusturica to head the Cairo Film Festival International Competition Jury

  Serbian director Emir Kusturica has been chosen to lead the International Competition Jury of the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which will run from 26 November to 5 December this year.   The Serbian director is one of the world's most prominent filmmakers, whose films have won important awards from major international festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or twice.   Kusturica was born in Sarajevo in 1954 and studied filmmaking at th...


Italian director Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami: Five Tips to Make a Good Film

An Italian Director Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami, in the virtual specialized meeting "38-20" of the Tehran International Short Film Festival, mentioned five points which a good film can be made.  "To make a documentary, you need a good story, for example, the story of your dog playing in life is not an interesting story, but maybe the story of an old man who lives in the house in front of your house is interesting, maybe this man used to be a music teacher," Beltrami said. ...



Hey Bruno "Thanks for"... from our friends at Film Fest 919

"Thanks for watching" THANKS to Bruno Chatelin ( co founder) from (center: Chris Bergoch: Red Rocket screenwriter, left to right: Carol Marshall and Randi Emerman Film Fest 919 cofounders)     Shot by our festival correspondent Quendrith Johnson !!! So cool !! ...and we have MORE filmmakers joining in see below     Founded by Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall, the festival showcases both great films and the arti...


L’Evenement - happening screening and Q&A at Viennale

Actress Ana Maria Vartolomei and director Audrey Diwan after a commended L’Evenement screening at The Viennale film festival event today. “Soul and mind together, with a small smile is a huge smile; the eyes, a look for her to escape”. Nesta Morgan The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world. Every October, the Viennale takes place in beautiful cin...


Bruno Chatelin Honoured with UN Supported Organization @Cannes Film Festival

  Bruno Chatelin, back home with his lifetime achievement award 9th Annual AFI World Peace Initiative honours "Bruno Chatelin" @Cannes Film Festival alongside the “Embrace Award” given to Two Time Oscar Nominee Barry Alexander Brown whilst Student Oscars Committee congratulates Founder working year-round for peace through film.   Founder HRH Princess Angelique A. Monet    Manuel de Collas LaRoche, Lorenzo Giovnelli, Michela Scolari Steph...



New York Film Festival 2021

The 59th edition of the New York Film Festival (NYFF) presented by Film at Lincoln  Center was held from September 24 – October 10 at Lincoln Center venues. NYFF 2020 was presented in a hybrid format with both streaming and in person formats, still adopted by most major film festivals. NYFF 2021 was restricted to theatrical exposure and some outdoor screenings at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park.  Last year’s drive-in screenings were not scheduled again. To expan...


Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc), Romania, Radu Jude, 2021

Directed by Radu Jude who also wrote the screenplay, his 2021 feature BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONEY PORN is an extraordinary satirical exploration of the socio-political problems of post-modern society using Romania as a case study. Produced this year, it received the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlinale as the best film. From most perspectives, BAD LUCK is superior to many features at other major festivals which also selected Jude’s film. Radu Jude has a compelling and uncompromising story, m...



Just Film Festival to screen a special programme of short films made by Estonian youth

The 21st Just Film festival, the biggest sub-festival of the Black Nights Film Festival, announces this year's programme, screening films that affect kids and youth from all around the world. For the first time ever, the festival offers the opportunity to watch films that are made by Estonian kids and youth with the help of Just Film's new initiative that awards young filmmakers with scholarships to make their own films.   Just Film celebrates its 21st birthd...


Roger Kumble is set to write and direct the latest YA adaption from Voltage Pictures Beautiful Disaster

Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions, After We Collided) is set to write and direct the latest YA adaption from Voltage Pictures, Beautiful Disaster, starring Dylan Sprouse (After We Collided, Banana Split), Virginia Gardner (Halloween, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Austin North (“Outer Banks”) and Libe Barer (“Sneaky Pete”), it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter.   Ethan Embry (Sweet Home Alabama, Empire Records) and Rob Estes (the Aft...


Babloo Bachelor, Review: Bachelor and the marriage lure

Babloo Bachelor, Review: Bachelor and the marriage lure Of all the themes that have been chosen for making Hindi films over the last several decades, marriage is the most common. Till the dawn of the 21st century, a host of film scripts were woven around the boy-meets-girl, they cannot marry due to a plethora of reasons, the most common being inequality of status, a villain was added for effect, and it all ended well. Now, with mobile phones, social media, so many mixed marriages and live-ins...


Megan Griffiths’ ‘Year of the Fox’ Starring Sarah Jeffery, Jane Adams, Jake Weber and Balthazar Getty Wraps

Year of the Fox, the latest feature film from acclaimed director Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them, Eden, The Off Hours), has just wrapped. The film, which was filmed in Washington state, stars starring Jane Adams, Jake Weber, Balthazar Getty, and as the lead, Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue, Charmed Reboot).   Megan Griffiths Written by Eliza Flug, Year of the Fox is a fictionalized depiction of teenage experiences and personal encounters Flug had while growing up in Aspen, Colorado, duri...


Check FANTOO, a global fandom network platform for Hanryu Fans now live in 175 countries.

"FANTO download the app FANTOO, a global fandom platform for K-Fans that pulls down borders between countries and generations as well as language barriers will be the one-and-only platform in the world that provides a variety of Hanryu-related contents". was invited to Seoul to attend the pre launch, prior to Covid. FANTOO was developed for 100 million K-Fans across the world. It was created with a goal to promote Hanryu (th...


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17 students winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards® revealed

ACADEMY REVEALS 2021 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD®  WINNERS AND MEDAL PLACEMENTS   Virtual Program Hosted by Amandla Stenberg, with Pete Docter, Asghar Farhadi, Marielle Heller and Nanfu Wang to Present The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students as winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards® competition.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards in the seven award categories will be presented by Oscar®-winning filmmaker and 1992 Student Ac...


Announcing the 2021 Fellows for the inaugural Sundance Institute Producers Intensive

  We’re thrilled to announce the 10 fellows selected to participate in the inaugural Sundance Institute Producers Intensive, taking place digitally on October 21-22, 2021. Recognizing the immense challenges of creating work during this time and the dearth of existing opportunities for support, the Producers Intensive marks a new collaboration between the Sundance Documentary Film and Feature Film Programs to increase support for independent producers. The Intensi...


Tryon Film Festival Winners Are…

And Winners Are…   After three exciting days, Oct. 8-10, of hosting the in-person Tryon International Film Festival in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, there are nine winning films for 2021, including two categories with two winners.   The Best Full-Length Feature Film is _Botox_, an Iranian/Canadian film about sisters Akram and Azar, who lie about their brother’s disappearance, telling everyone he fled to Germany. Day after day, the lie becomes bigger and mo...


Murina wins the Grand Prix of the 14th edition of the CinEast film festival Luxembourg

CinEast2021 awards ceremony trophies photo by dalboyne  At the Awards Ceremony of the 14th edition of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, 7-24 October 2021,, held at Kinepolis Kirchberg in Luxembourg on Saturday 23 October, the International Jury awarded the Grand Prix to the film Murina by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović (Croatia/US/Brasil/Slovenia) and the Special Jury Prize to the film Never Gonna Snow...




20th Garden State Film Festival 
March 23 - 27, 2022 

November 12, 2021 Late Deadline

The Garden State Film Festival is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival®.

The Garden State Film Festival [GSFF] is a global destination festival that enhances the quality of life in New Jersey by stimulating economic growth through the arts (over 9 million), investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to undeserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.

(GSFF) showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.

GSFF was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as to provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. Our goal is to present films of the highest quality in both production value and content.

Founded to celebrate the independent film genre, The Garden State Film Festival, a not for profit organization, offers independent filmmakers the chance to exhibit their work and gives New Jersey audiences a chance to experience new, cultural, and artistic endeavors through the medium of film.

See you at the movies!

Asbury Park, New Jersey - USA      March 23 – 27, 2022

November 12, 2021  Late Deadline

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Fantasporto 42
April 1-10


Deadline  December 1st, 2021 (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.

To submit a film please send us to the link and password (best in Vimeo) of the film to be seen by the selection committee

Features: The films must be produced in 2021 or 2022.

Shorts (only fantasy films competition) till 15 minutes produced in 2021/22

To participate in the festival, films must be first screenings in Portugal.

Regulations and Entry Form    


CATALOG 2021  


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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20 – 24, 2022

Regular Deadline: December 6, 2021 

RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE SUBMISSION FEE BY MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE AND ONE OF THE TOP REVIEWED ON FilmFreeway, JDIFF is known for it's networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and truly geared for the best experience!

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.

JDIFF acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world and is committed to bringing world class entertainment to the heart of the midwest.



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Worldfest Houston 55 
April 20 - 24, 2022


Early bird discount deadline  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 may enter Online via our 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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World Trailer Awards 2022
February 12 & 13,  2022

Inaugural edition 
FINAL DEADLINE 31st October 2021

Honouring the world's best creatives marketing the world's best entertainment.

The World Trailer Awards are open for entry and will honour outstanding entertainment marketing across Cinema, TV (Broadcast & Cable), Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media. For more information and to enter:

To be eligible for entry in the 2022 World Trailer Awards (Awards), the Work being submitted must have been made available to the intended audience in the Region and Market selected for the Entry between 1 January 2020 and 31 October 2021 inclusive.

The WTA is a global initiative from the revered Golden Trailer Awards, an awards competition that recently marked its 21st year celebrating the entertainment industry's best movie trailers, teasers, posters, and innovative advertising; in association with AcclaimWorks, a globally recognised leader in awards management services.

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NYC Independent Film Festival
(June 12-19, 2022)

November 30, 2021 Regular Deadline

January 15, 2022 Late Deadline
February 15, 2022 Extended Deadline

New York City Independent Film Festival (NYCIndieFF) will hold a physical festival this year. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory and observed throughout. But we are determined to be a celebration of the Independent Filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYCIndieFF is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling.

Home of the NYC Indie Awards the festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYCIndieFF screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Time Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

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

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Your Script Produced Studios: season 3

November 3 – 7, 2022

Early Deadline  September 30, 2021

Discovering and Producing Talented Writers and Filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide!

The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event!

Season 3 SPECIAL EDITION: Accepting the following submissions: Features, Pilots, Shorts AND Documentaries!

THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON SUCCESS! WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AGES, WORLDWIDE! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST submit a parental consent form.


Writers & Filmmakers of ALL ages can submit.



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New Media Film Festival

June 1 – 2, 2022

January 3, 2022 Pre-Fest Deadline

New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

Judges from HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, BBC, Grammys, PBS & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

Through our boundary pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive. New Media Film Festival® is an infinite catalyst for story and technology. Not just any stories, but the stories worth telling.

All submissions come with perks - one of them is consideration for distribution.
NETFLIX - 1st look deal, documentaries specifically.
AMC-1st look deal, feature length, & series - all types

New - NFT category
New - PITCHING - our Producer Panel & Pitching is now online. Submit your Pitch today!
New - One Page Feedback add on to Script Category
All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Artwork, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers (30 second pitch), SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series, Web Series Promo (one scene)

**Please note, New Media category includes Gaming, Tech Vlog's, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

June 1st Global Online and June 2nd in person at the state of the art theater, The Landmark in Los Angeles CA


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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 28 – June 2, 2022


The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. Check out our photos here as well as the Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel (Copy & Paste the link):

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.



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ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour

Documentary by Daisy Gedeon second feature documentary
Australia  june 2021 90 minutes (in post)

ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour follows Australian-Lebanese filmmaker Daizy Gedeon’s personal and independent introspection into how her ancestral homeland, the place her family was forced to flee in the 1970s because of the Civil War, has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe. It is a story of awakening in which Daizy is forced to abandon her idealism about Lebanon and face the cold, harsh truth about the country’s dark underbelly which is its most sinister enemy.

Daizy prosecutes the case against the corrupt political class which has reduced a proud people to beg for garbage collection instead of greatness and negotiate potholes rather than peace.

ENOUGH! is the plea and the prayer, the feeling and fierce determination of the 4.5 million Lebanese in Lebanon as well as the 16 million members of the Lebanese diaspora scattered around the world, whose hearts continue to bleed for a homeland they are desperate to return to and so deeply want to believe in...once again.


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The Sound of Us directed by Chris Gero


"The Sound of Us" illustrates that during this critical time in world and U.S. history, music gives sound to hope and courage, allows us to grieve and be honest, and is the great, universal language that unites us all.

As the world grapples with unrest the profound truth remains that, through music, we are not alone.

The Sound of Us weaves inspiring stories about the beauty and goodness of music with interviews and performances by artists such as Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, Avery*Sunshine, Eric Whitacre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Hiromi, Antonio Sanchez, Butch Walker, Will Wells, Patti Smith, and many more. Combined, these powerful vignettes illustrate how music heals us, gives us hope for the future through our children, keeps our heritage and history alive, allows us to have the most difficult of conversations, sheds light on current struggles, and continues to invite us back to the thing that unites us all - music.

The film is directed by Chris Gero, a Grammy nominated, American music industry executive, concert producer, record producer, songwriter, film director and composer, founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Chief Artist Relations Executive for Yamaha Artist Relations Group

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INVISIBLE HAND  by Matthew Taylor
director of The Creepy LineMarcel Duchamp the art of the possibleSafeguard an electoral debate...

USA  28 minutes August 2021

Invisible Hand is an exploration of memory. Our unnamed protagonist lives a life of repetition and insecurity. Every day is a blur of abstract actions until one night she meets a dark stranger who gives her a mysterious gift. Her life is turned upside down when she confronts a terrifying truth about her past. Deciding to take herself out of the abstract daily routine, she journeys into the crevices of her memory to untangle a dark secret that could ultimately destroy her.

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Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling
Documentary created by Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe, the filmmakers behind MAMIL (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) written by Eleanor Sharpe.

Documlentary Australia April 2021 1h 54

The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett MBE is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century. The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies; Phil has seen it all, and told us about it with passion, knowledge and his trademark wit. As much as anyone, Phil Liggett has shaped the way the world sees cycling. #TheVoiceOfCycling

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Aliens on Halloween by Riker Lynch
29 / 39 or 43 minutes, short comedy April 2021

In an attempt to snatch a sample of human DNA, two clueless aliens come down to Earth and crash a Halloween party in Hollywood.


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Zero Gravity USA first film directed by Thomas Verrette

74 minutes First feature documentary USA April 2021

A diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.

Zero Gravity is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
Seen through the wondrous eyes of three diverse young students and their first-time coach, they each take an intimate and personal journey to space as their team grows from amateur coders to representing California in the ISS Finals Tournament — the culmination of a summer-long adventure that sees their incredible accomplishment performed by astronauts in orbit.

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story Documentary by Matthew Taylor

USA September 2020 77minutes

How do United States' presidential elections really work? And what would happen if we changed the rules? In Safeguard: An Electoral College Story, award-winning filmmaker M.A. Taylor answers those questions.

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BLUE MOTEL Award winning script by Ted Campbell
Feature film in production by Doval Bacall Films


Grand Winner Your Script Produced season 1  Platinum Remi Award WorldFest Houston

When his bank robber father injured in a recent heist seeks refuge at the desolate motel where he works, a motel clerk is forced to confront the truth behind a botched heist from his past.

Originally from Boston, Mass, Ted Campbell is a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtful, character driven thrillers. Ted will direct his heist thriller "Underground" with producer Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International. His contained, crime thriller “Blue Motel” won the Grand Prize in Your Script Produced screenplay competition. Ted will direct “Blue Motel” with Doval Bacall Films producing. Ted is a member of ISA’s Development Program. And was named to ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch list.

Ted finds inspiration in the works of the great noir writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald as well as his screenwriting idols Scott Frank, Shane Black, Tony Gilroy and Richard Wenk.

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Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 Director's cut: 79 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. 

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