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“The Last of the Winthrops” Named Best Documentary Feature at DaVinci International Film Festival

(l-r)  Michael Weinstein, Dr. André Metcalf, Liliane Perez Weinstein, Viviane Winthrop and Shie Rozow Dr. Viviane G. Winthrop's documentary The Last of the Winthrops, chronicling her unexpected journey into the meaning of love, belonging and family, has won the Best Documenary Feature Award at DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF), presented on February 25th, 2024 at a gala awards ceremony held at AMC Theatres at The Grove in Los An...

Award-Winning Documentary Feature “The Last of the Winthrops” Named Official Selection of DaVinci International Film Festival

  Dr. Viviane G. Winthrop's award-winning documentary The Last of the Winthrops, chronicling her unexpected journey into the meaning of love, belonging and family, has been named an official selection of the DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF), scheduled from February 23-25th, 2024 at AMC Theatres at The Grove in Los Angeles.   The Last of the Winthrops will screen on February 24 at 2:30 pm PST in Theatre A.&nb...

DOC NYC 2023

DOC NYC has remained the largest and most important North American documentary festival. Held in person this year from November 8th to the 16th alongside streaming selected productions from the 8th to the 26th, DOC NYC once again displays its well-earned reputation for excellent curatorial program choices reiterated by the significant number of featured documentaries that have nominated for and received Oscars. DOC NYC 2023 selected 114 feature length documentaries and 129 short films. The pro...

DOC NYC 2023

DOC NYC has remained the largest and most important North American documentary festival. Held in person this year from November 8th to the 16th alongside streaming selected productions from the 8th to the 26th, DOC NYC once again displays its well-earned reputation for excellent curatorial program choices reiterated by the significant number of featured documentaries that have nominated for and received Oscars. DOC NYC 2023 selected 114 feature length documentaries and 129 short films. The pro...

DCIFF 2024 Submissions Open for features, documentary, short animation and web series to December 25th

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DCIFF is the oldest independent film festival in Washington DC and acts as a forum for discussion around selected films. We combine a traditional competitive festival format with in-depth conversation around the films we screen - giving filmmakers a chance to connect, learn about the impact of their films and move their work forward. We have a wide range of relevant and up-to-date workshops, socuial events and lots of fun. Every year we welocme 60 or more filmmakers to join us. All submissions ...

"Driven: The Tony Pearson Story," Best Documentary Feature Winner, 2023 Golden State Film Fest, To Premiere on October 6th

Generation Iron, the premier New York City-based global digital media company focused on health, fitness, bodybuilding and strength sports and its distribution/production partner The Vladar Company have acquired worldwide distribution rights for the award-winning, feature documentary Driven: The Tony Pearson Story. Winner of the Grand Prize, Best Documentary Feature at the 2023 Golden State Film Festival, the documentary is set to premiere on major streaming plat...

Cyndi Lauper Celebrates "Let The Canary Sing" at Tribeca

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Music Icon Cyndi Lauper celebrated her Tribeca Film Festival documentary "Let The Canary Sing" At Tribeca Cinema Center held at Serafina Upper West on 77th Street on Wednesday, June 14th following the screening at Beacon Theatre. Joined by personal family, friends, industry filmmakers and cinephiles, and her Sony Music family, Cyndi celebrated at the uptown Italian eatery, toasting with attendees at the intimate bash and making a speech filled with true Lauper pizazz. Guests sipped...

'The Last of The Winthrops' To Have West Coast Premiere at Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival on April 21st

Touted as “Not Your Average Film Festival,” Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival (BHIFF) opens today and runs through April 22 at Regal LA Live Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. The festival offers three days of networking, panels, and screenings. The event culminates with an awards ceremony on the 22nd. Not to be missed is the West Coast premiere of the compelling documentary, The Last of the Winthrops, by first-time filmmaker Viviane Winthrop. The film screens in Theatre ...

New Documentary Thirst Trap by Atlanta Filmmaker Sensei Chop Reveals Truth About ‘Water Boy' Culture

Atlanta-born filmmaker and music artist Sensei Chop’s first film, the documentary Thirst Trap, has launched this month on Tubi, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming platforms. The film is currently being submitted to festivals. Chop directed, produced, wrote, edited, narrated and served as director of photography of the important film that sheds light on the ‘water boy’ culture in Atlanta, Georgia. The film features Meka Pless, the mother of Jalanni, her only son, a w...

Toronto Independent Film Festival Winner ‘Motherland’ Premieres To Rave Reviews at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood

‘Motherland,’ which HuffPost’s Thom Senzee called ‘Most Anticipated Documentary Film of 2022,’ by Vic Gerami, premiered on Thursday night to a standing ovation. The red-carpet event was held on Thursday, July 7, at the historic Raleigh Studios Hollywood.  Vic Gerami One hundred and forty guests included elected officials, celebrities, and other high-profile public figures. They were there to support the film that brings attention to Azer...

Hot Docs 2022

Founded in 1996 and based in Toronto,  Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has developed into the largest North American documentary film festival.  As a no-profit enterprise, it has the objective of supporting Canadian and international filmmakers and fostering excellence in documentary filmmaking. From April 28 – May 8, 2022, the 27th edition of Hot Docs was held, organized as a hybrid festival with live audiences in Toronto and nationwide online streaming of...

Their Algeria / Leur Algerie; France, Algeria, Switzerland, Qatar; Lina Soualem, 2020

It took a long time before the Western powers and Japan engaged in a critical examination of their colonial pasts and the crimes they committed in the occupied regions. France, which colonized Algeria from 1830 to 1962, is a case in point. The best known documentation is the 1966 feature Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo which illustrates the escalating violence and atrocities committed by French armed forces against civilians and the response by the liberation movement FLN. Several years ...

LAST DAY to submit your film!

  LAST DAY to submit your film for this summer’s Mirror Mountain Film Festival! We want to see original, unique, independent and alternative expressions from the world’s most creative minds! Use the discount code ENTERTHEMIRRORMOUNTAIN on @filmfreeway and save 25% on submission fees. Submit here: http://bit.ly/1wgqagA ...

Mirror Mountain Film Festival now open for 2021 submissions

Are you an independent filmmaker with an original and unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival is officially open for submissions for our 2021 online festival, and we want to see your work! Shorts, medium-length films and features in all genres are being accepted now through FilmFreeway. More info: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/MirrorMountainFilmFestival ...

It Missed Awards Season, But SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER Lives On #MMIW

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent LOS ANGELES, CA: Some films are timely in a way that makes them eternal on your screens, as well as in your heart, and SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is a movie that will break your heart but open your eyes at the same time. First consider the hashtag associated with this picture: #MMIW. It stands for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (and girls). In this documentary it pertains to the Native Nations across the North America. In April, there wi...

Interview with Laura Nix for her Oscar nominated documentary "Walk Run Cha-Cha"

Laura Nix and producer Colette Sandstedt at the Oscars Luncheon.  “Walk Run Cha Cha” tells the story of Paul and Millie Cao who were separated in the aftermath of the Vietnam war, and reunited years later in Southern California.  Bringing their passion to life on the dance floor, director Laura Nix offers an invaluable insight into the lives of refugees who pursued their dreams against all odds.  The short documentary was recently nominated for an Academy Awar...

"Stonewall Out Loud" recreates the 1989 riot that ignited the gay rights movement.

Stonewall Outloud directors Frenton Bailey and Randy Barbato with cast.  Inspired by Dave Isay's radio documentary, the film weaves rare archival footage from the night of the riots with personal accounts of witnesses, while lipsynching a diversity of voices, from activists to a law enforcement officer.   This emotional journey is a powerful glimpose into the 1969 riots that sparked the gay rights movement, and is availalbe to view on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watc...

Interview D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus for "Unlocking The Cage"

Co-directed by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, the film follows attorney Steven Wise and his legal team, The Non Human Rights Project, into the courtroom and behind the scenes of their historic crusade. Please follow the link for my interviwee with D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus for "Unlocking The Cage" https://www.riotmaterial.com/unlocking-the-cage/ ...

Interview Nathaniel Khan for "The Price Of Everything"

Nathaniel Khan talks about his latest film, The Price of Everything, which is a fascinating journey into the personalities at the forefront of the phenomenon of the hyper inflated art market, from high-end investors to auctioneers, historians, art critics, collectors and artists. Please follow the link for my interview with Nathaniel Khan for "The Price Of Everything" https://www.riotmaterial.com/nathaniel-khan-price-of-everything/ ...

Interview Samantha Fuller for "A Fuller Life"

I met with Samantha Fuller for her documentary tribute to her father, maverick filmmaker Sam Fuller.  Please follow the link for my interview with Samantha Fuller for "Fuller On Fuller" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-samantha-fuller/ ...

Interview Stevie Salas for the Award winning "Rumble: The Indian Who Rocked The World"

Stevie Salas talks about "Rumble:  The Indian Who Rocked The World", from Link Wray's monumental influence on the landscape of music, to the legendary stars paying tribute to the songs and rhythms of indigenous cultures whose struggles were hidden from history for far too long. Please follow the link for my interview with Stevie Salas for the award winning documentary:  "Rumble:  The Indian Who Rocked The World" https://www.riotmaterial.com/interview-wi...

Interview Sophie Sartain for "Seeing Allred"

I met with Sophie Sartain for "Seeing Allred", her fascinating documentary about one of the most powerful and outspoken discrimination attorney and women's rights advocates of our times:  Gloria Allred. Please follow the link for my interview with Sophie Sartain for her Sundance nominated documentary:  "Seeing Allred" https://www.riotmaterial.com/seeing-allred-co-director-sophie-sartain/ ...

Interview Theo Anthony "Rat Film"

 Theo Anthony talks about Rat Film, his latest documentary plunging into the dark recesses of Baltimore’s rat-infested streets and in  doing so, taking its viewers into the gaping breach of socio-economic segregation Please follow the link for my interview with Theo Anthony for his award winning documentary:  "Rat Film" https://www.riotmaterial.com/?s=rat+film ...

The Andromeda Is On The Way

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OPEN CALL - SUBMIT YOUR SHORTS TO LOST WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

March 16, 2019  Regular Deadline I April 15, 2019 Late Deadline I April 16, 2019 Notification Date I June 1 – 5, 2019 Event Date OPEN CALL for SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS TO: LOST WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - PALEOCHORA Submit Here (All genres considered) https://filmfreeway.com/PaleochoraLostWorldShortFilmFestival The 1st Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launches in June 2019 in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleoch...

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