Monday, November 28, 2011

Released by ..né.a Beyrouth

"IT'S ALL IN LEBANON" is a new 58 min documentary directed by Wissam Charaf, produced by Beyrouth and co-produced by UMAM.

Based on the main events that took place in Lebanon since the end of civil war, « It's all in Lebanon » is a journey through the icons of modern Lebanon: a country torn between violence, lust and amnesia.

The film will premiere at DIFF 2011. For those attending the festival you are invited to join us at the screening :

December 11th at 4.30 pm Mall of the Emirates 12
December 13th at 8.00 pm Mall of the Emirates 7

Trailer coming soon...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cinemoz : une plateforme de VOD pour le cinéma panarabe

Cinemoz est une plateforme de VOD online destinée au cinéma (longs et courts métrages, documentaires, animations, clips vidéo…) du monde arabe.

La particularité de cette plateforme est qu’elle tire son financement des revenus d’insertions publicitaires et qu’elle propose un système de rémunération des ayants-droits en fonction du nombre de vues générées par leur film.

L’innovation de Cinemoz réside aussi dans sa très forte interaction avec les réseaux sociaux. L’utilisateur de la plateforme – qui ne débourse strictement rien pour pouvoir visionner les films du catalogue Cinemoz – pourra partager et discuter ses choix avec ses communautés.

Ce nouveau système de distribution non-exclusif est l’occasion pour les ayants-droits de mettre en ligne leurs productions et de donner une seconde vie à celles qui commencent à dater. Un moyen de rémunération supplémentaire qui permet aussi de bénéficier de la visibilité et du contexte de qualité de la plateforme Cinemoz.

Partenaire de Cinemoz, ..né.à Beyrouth est chargé de rassembler et de négocier les productions libanaises.

Les ayants-droits de productions libanaises qui souhaitent plus d’information sur cette plateforme et qui désirent proposer leurs films à Cinemoz peuvent écrire à ou appeler aux bureaux de ..né.à Beyrouth (+961.1.499606)

Ici, vous pouvez visiter le site internet de Cinemoz

Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival

The 20th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, taking place from 7 to 15 of July 2012, announces the call for entries for new short films produced in 2011 or 2012; within the duration limit of 60 minutes, film or video.

You can submit your new films in the following competitions:

- INTERNATIONAL (fiction, documentary and animation);
- PORTUGUESE (fiction, documentary and animation);
- CURTINHAS (dedicated to children's films, under 10 years old).

You could get more information and register online here

Interchange workshop

Dubai International film Festival, TorinoFilmLab and the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) present Interchange, the feature film development and co-production workshop.

The programme is for teams of writer/director and producer from the Arab world or Europe that are working on a feature-length fiction film. The workshop is also open to three trainee script consultants from the Arab world.

The aim is to build cooperation between film professionals from Europe and the Arab countries. 12 teams will be selected for 2 residential 5-day workshops, one in Torino (Between May and June 2012) and another in Dubai (In December.

The workshops are conducted in English.

Here to register and for further information

Registration is open from 1st November 2011 to 4th March 2012

Sundance Festival

Enter For Your Chance to Experience the SUNDANCE Film Festival.

SHORTS submit here


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

..né.à Beyrouth est sur iTunes Store

Le DVD de court métrage Libanais edité en 2009 par "..né.à Beyrouth" est désormais sur Itunes Store.

C'est la premiere opération de diffusion de courts métrages libanais sur cette plateforme.

5 courts métrages y sont presentés y compris "Non Métrage Libanais" qui avait été interdit de distribution au Liban ce qui avait causé la confiscation de 5000 DVD par les autorités.

En plus avec le haut débit vous pouvez tous acheter l'application.

3D Korea International Film Festival

Official Selection “3D Choreography”, the first 3D video that promotes the choreography and dance, directed by Jordan River

The 3D Korea International Film Festival (Gwangju, Korea, 17/21 Nov. 2011) introduces 3D films made not only in Korea but also in other Asian countries, Europe, and the United States. About 50 feature and short 3D films from various countries will be screened.

This year to 3DKIFF was selected '3D Choreography' (the first 3D video that promotes the choreography and dance) by Jordan River, among young european experts stereoscopic 3D cinema, and produced by Delta Star Pictures.

This video is made with modern innovative techniques, with 3D live-action, Motion capture, VFX/Stereography.. 3DKIFF is also a forum to the world to share 3D contents and technologies in order to improve awareness of stereoscopic 3D.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Movies that Matter

Twice a year Movies that Matter provides small grants to promote screenings of human rights films all over the world. Last month 15 new projects were selected, four of which are presented here:

Next week, the first-ever Queer Film Festival in Turkey will be held in Ankara. In Cambodia, community- and film-based outreach activities are organised of the documentary film We Want (u) to Know.
In the course of 2012 a series of screenings will take place in Iraq of the documentary “A Handful of Ash”, as a tool to raise awareness about the harmful effects of female genital mutilation.
In Ecuador a mobile festival will be organized in different Amazonian cities, screenings documentaries about the rights of indigenous peoples.

For more information about all 25 projects supported by Movies that Matter in 2011, please click here. The next deadline to apply for funding will be 15 April 2012

Cinema without Borders - Call for Applications

During the Movies that Matter Festival 2012, Movies that Matter will again organize its workshop on how to set up a human rights film festival.

This workshop, Cinema without Borders, offers a platform to share practical knowledge and provides good networking opportunities. Those interested in - and eligible for - participation are most welcome to send in their application before 7 December 2011.

For more info, click here.

The Good Pitch - Call for Entries

The Movies that Matter Festival - taking place from 22-28 March 2012 in The Hague - is launching its first Good Pitch².

The Good Pitch² brings together filmmakers with leading broadcasters, NGO's, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media to expand the resources aimed at maximizing the impact of documentaries on human rights and social justice.

At least six filmmaking teams will get the opportunity to pitch their project. Good plans are still most welcome! The Call for Entries is open until 11 December.

Click here for more information.

Human rights films @ IDFA

Human rights films @ IDFA

Movies that Matter has a special programme at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
On Sunday 20 November, a selection of 4 films will be screened, followed by debates. The programme includes Tahrir 2011, which gives a view of the revolution in Egypt from inside, and 5 Broken Cameras, a powerful and personal portrait of a Palestinian village's opposition to encroaching Jewish settlements.

Please click here for more information about the Movies that Matter programme at IDFA.

Embassy screenings 10 December

On 10 December 2011, International Human Rights Day will be celebrated all over the world. On this occasion, and in partnership with Movies that Matter, 35 Netherlands Embassies and Consulates are organizing human rights film screenings.

Films to be screened are "Blood in the Mobile", "Cameroon: coming out of the Nkuta", "The Devil Operation", "Son of Babylon" and "Position among the Stars".

In many places these film screenings will be followed by discussions about the topics addressed in these films, such as corporate social responsibility, missing persons, LGBT rights and freedom of religion

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cinema without Borders

Movies that Matter is organizing "Cinema without Borders" again : a workshop programme on how to organize a human rights film festival.

International participants will gain practical knowledge, exchange ideas and build a valuable network in a six-day programme.

Various aspects of organizing a human rights film festival will be discussed:
content, needs, management & extra

Movies that Matter will invite around 12-15 qualified guests from the field of cinema and human rights, who have realistic plans to set up a human rights film event in their own region but who lack professional, communicative and financial means.

You could check the eligibility requirements and criteria here

If you wish to participate, please send in your application before 7 December 2011., or +31 20 7733630.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Interchange 2012

The Interchange 2012 call for applications is open, apply now!

Interchange is a programme for teams of writer/director and producer from Europe or the Arab world working at a fiction feature film and film professionals interested in script editing training. The programme is also open to 3 trainee script consultants from the Arab world.

The aim is to build cooperation between film professionals from Europe and the Arab countries.
The training is designed to match the needs of experienced professionals who want to develop their skills through concrete work on their projects.

Who can apply ?
Teams of writer/director and producer applying with a fiction feature film project.
Arab film professionals interested in story editing training.

You could get more information about the workshop sessions and how to apply here.

ITVS International call for Funding

ITVS International call for Funding … Is open NOW
Call Deadline: December 9, 2011

The International Call funding initiative was created to give United States audiences access to international programming and voices on American television. This fund is only accessible to independent producers but not U.S. citizens nor residents of the United States.

This funding is for production and post-production funding only, for international producers and filmmakers making documentaries with international content. However, they do not provide research and development funding in this Call. In addition, former applicants are welcome to apply again with the same project or an entirely new one.

The deadline for materials is 5pm PST on December 9, 2011.

For more information here

Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)

With nearly a decade of celebrated history, the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has become Asia’s premier film financing platform where filmmakers and producers connect with international financiers and other industry players every year.

The 10th edition of the HAF will take place from 19-21 March 2012 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and we cordially invite you to spread the good news or submit a film project yourself to be part of this world-renowned event and win our prestigious cash and in-kind awards.

From this year on, we also welcome non-fiction and documentary works to showcase a wider range of talents. A total of 25 to 30 projects will be selected to participate in HAF 2012, and the producer and director of each successful entry will be invited to present their project during the three-day event.

Cash awards of up to HK$350,000 will be given to projects with outstanding originality, while we continue to support Chinese-language films with the HAF Script Development Fund and the all-new FOX Chinese Film Development Award – a “First Look Deal” with FOX International Productions and a prize of HK$100,000.

We are now accepting submissions.
The application deadline has been extended to 30 Nov 2011 (official announcement to be made on 11 Nov 2011).
Information on selection criteria and required materials is available here.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

4th Jaipur International Film Festival

This is the last and final chance for FILM SUBMISSION

for the World’s growing fastest film festival

4th Jaipur International Film Festival
January 27-31, 2012, Jaipur, India

For Short / Documentary / Animation
Now late deadline: 15 November, 2011

For Feature Film / World Premiere
Regular deadline: 15 November, 2011 late deadline: 30 November, 2011