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International Film Festival Manhattan is Going to France!

International Film Festival Manhattan is going to France
The 1st Annual International Film Festival Manhattan Industry Screening at the Marche Du Film will be happening on May 24, 2023 at the Palais G  at the
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, 1 Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
Luis Pedron, the Festival Director of the International Film Festival Manhattan said that “this event is the first year we will be doing an Industry screening at biggest Film Market in the World which is Marche Du Film. The short films selected have the recurring theme of Mental Illness and  Depression which resonate to all of us as we survive the Pandemic. They are pressing issues that should be discussed. It’s not a joke to be depressed and anxious during this time.” Luis Pedron’s depression during the times his parents passed away recently and his nephew’s suicide last June 2022 made him create this program to start the conversation on Mental Illness and Depression which impacted a lot of us the last three years. The Filmmakers Pedron selected in this list reflect Diversity from Filipino Americans, Jewish Americans, Norwegian, Portuguese and German Award Winning Actors/Directors who are all go getters and will participate at the Marche Du Film to expand their connection and find International collaborators.
The program includes:
1)  “The Next Door”   Drama, Horror ( Norway ) 6:31 mins
Represented by: Director Sander Lid Fiskå (Norway)
2) “Waiting Room” Drama, (Philippines / USA) Running Time: 15 mins
Represented by:
Director and Actor  Luis Pedron (USA/Philippines)
3) “FLOWERS” Drama  (USA/Paraguay) 10:36 mins
Represented by: Anna Carvalho (USA/Portugal)
4) “GARDEN GNOME” Experimental  (USA) 2 mins
Represented by:
Director and Writer: Dinarte De Freitas (Portugal/USA)
Producer: Eric Newnham (USA/Portugal)
5) “Kidding” Drama/Comedy (USA) 4:38 Mins
Represented by:
Actress/Writer/Producer: Lia Fietz (Portugal/Germany)
6) “Curbside Pickup” and “Why Don’t You Google Me”  Comedy (USA) Running Time: 12 mins
Represented by: Actress Ana-Maria Bandean (Romania/USA)
 Producer and Writer: Richard Drutman (USA)
International Film Festival Manhattan in New York USA will happen on October 12 – 15, 2023. Submission is still open www.IFFMUSA.com
Luis Pedron
Luis Pedron
𝐋𝐮𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐞𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐧 is a Director, Actor, Founder and Film Festival Director of the International Film Festival Manhattan, New York, now in its 13th edition, proudly promoting Filipino, Asian, Scandinavian and European films and presenting them in New York. 👉https://iffmusa.com/ A winner of numerous awards as a director and actor, he has been a voting member of the SAG Awards® (Screen Actor Guild / AFTRA (SAGAFTRA) Union) since 1998. Pedron was also co-founder/organizer of the Soho International Film Festival New York(USA 2010, 2011), director of the Asians on Film Festival North Hollywood California (USA 2013), director of the One FILAM Film Festival Hollywood California (USA 2013), director of the Viva Latino International Film Festival New York (USA 2015) and juror of the Sundayag Film Festival Philippines 2022. Pedron has written film reviews and interviewed celebrities on and off the red carpet since 2007.


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