Yearly Archives: 2018


PAMA 2018 Movies 06/02/2018

SNAPSHOTS / Feature film

Directed by Melanie Mayron

Produced by Jan Miller Corran and LeeAnne Matusek



Piper Laurie (Carrie, Hustler, Twin Peaks)

Brooke Adams

Emily Baldoni

Max Adler (Glee, Sully)

Brett Dier (Jane the Virgin)

Emily Goss (The House on Pine Street)

Shannon Collis (Inherent Vice)

Cathy DeBuono

Christopher McVay

Shana Sarin


The movie is listed 4 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Feature Film
– Best Director (Melanie Mayron)
– Best Actress (Emily Baldoni)
– Best Score (David Michael Frank)


Distributed by Gravitas Ventures (World)

Festival’s Appreciation :

SNAPSHOTS is quite a good film, just goes better saying it. It goes to your heart, it talks to your inner child as much as your grown up soul. In addition to having the pleasure to see Piper Laurie back on the big screen, the movie offers a perfectly balanced cast with three incredibly good actresses on top of it. It is smart, genuine, soft.



When a grandmother’s secret past collides with her granddaughter’s secret future and her daughter’s angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to accept decades of deceit. With a simple roll of film it begins.
Set in the present with flashbacks to the early 1960’s, Snapshots brings together the matriarch Rose (Piper Laurie), her daughter Patty (Brooke Adams) granddaughter Allison (Emily Baldoni), Shannon Collis as Young Rose and Max Adler as her husband Joe, Emily Goss as Louise and her husband Zee played by Brett Dier.






Press Kit.

Director Biography – Melanie Mayron

As the director of notable films like Mean Girls 2, Slap Her She’s French, The Babysitter’s Club, and Freaky Friday, Mayron has brought her directing expertise to television shows like Grace and Frankie with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, The Fosters, Jane the Virgin, In Treatment (HBO), Pretty Little Liars and numerous others. In addition, she has been on the other side of the camera as an actress in the award winning Thirtysomething, Lipstick Jungle, Jane the Virgin, Criminal Minds, Pretty Little Liars, Breaking the Girls and Playing for Time.

Director Statement

“Snapshots” is a film I very much wanted to see made. It spoke to me on two levels. The first is about love. The complexity of love, who we love, how we choose someone to love, how that affects the path of our lives, and how that path becomes our destiny, and in the end, our legacy. All we have is our life. Our one small, gigantic life amongst so many in the world. But what unites us all as humans, is the experience of love. That experience, if we are lucky enough to experience it, of being swept away by the knowing of a partner, a soul mate is the most breathtaking of experiences. And then there is the time we are born into, the social mores at that time of our life experience. “Snapshots” visits the same experience in two different time/spaces, fifty years apart. It is a heartbreaking and yet revelatory story about love and time.
And then there is another theme present, and that is of holding a secret. It takes courage and tremendous risk to reveal a secret long held, that can be incredibly hard to understand as well as hurtful. In the end, when the secret is out, we are privy to the very private struggle and painful journey one takes to accept, forgive and reclaim trust in someone you love.

I am so very proud of the cast we assembled to do the project and the work that was done. Because in the end, with this particular film, to everyone who contributed to it, it was all about this particular story about this particular love, and this particular family, that everyone felt needed to get out there.

The Shepherds of Cat Island

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/02/2018




Written by Attila Rostas


The movie is listed to the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Short Script (unproduced)


Based on true events, The Shepherds of Cat Island, is a continuous, single take drama that puts individual and collective responsibility under microscope to examine systematic prejudice and racial tension in the midst of WWII. A strong German shepherd runs across an open clearing. Major DeWitt is in charge of conditioning the animal and the Japanese-American Nisei soldiers for the scheduled government inspection. Shortly after the agents arrive, the project leader, Mr. Prestre, sends out Williamson, a Caucasian, and Shindo, a Japanese-American soldier to hide in the woods. The German shepherd is trained to follow and hunt down only the Japanese-American. The dog leaves after the two ‘dog baits’, and as we follow the Major’s steps around the deserted landscape, the secret military project gradually reveals its characters and core theory that it was built upon. Soldiers and leaders, dogs and trainers, White- and Japanese-Americans construe this hidden but true piece of history that may help us to navigate among contemporary interpretations of patriotism and basic human rights.



The script has been selected to the following festivals prior to the PAMA :

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival
    Global Film Festival
    September 22, 2017
  • CINEQUEST Screenwriting Competition
    San Jose
    February 27, 2018
  • Sacramento International Film Festival – American Screenwriting Conference
    April 9, 2018




Writer Biography – Attila Rostas

Attila Rostas is a multiple Award winning Hungarian born American Writer, Director and Producer with strong emphases on social injustice, human biases and prejudice in his filmmaking body. Attila holds a University Degree in Economics and Diplomatic Services from Europe, and an MBA in International Business from Pace University in New York City. During his studies he took a study trip to the European Union in Brussels and did voluntary work for the United Nations in New York City where he got exposed to the disconnectedness of politics and social responsibility. After working in several countries in the corporate World, Attila enrolled to New York Film Academy then finished his film studies at SF Film School in San Francisco.
His very first short film in film school Gloomy Sunday was already selected and screened at international film festivals in Barcelona and New York City, his next narrative film, The Audition was screened at festivals in Hollywood, Toronto, and Pori, Finland. His thesis film, the multiple award winner Silentium Dei, is a single take, continuous drama about violence chauvinism and human brutality. The film screened over 20 festivals including Raindance Film Festival in London, Brooklyn Film Festival in New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Tehran, Budapest, Eindhoven, Thessaloniki, and Tirana among many other places. The Shepherds of Cat Island is Attila’s conscious step toward his debut feature film in development about the Japanese-American internment in California during WWII.


Writer Statement

In 1942 October, with the approval of President F.D. Roosevelt, 26 Japanese-American Nisei soldiers were transferred from Camp McCoy, Wisconsin to the Mexican Bay for a Secret Military Project. The Nisei participated in the so-called ‘War Dog Project’ to train special dogs for the military aiming to help the battles on the Pacific. The project on Cat Island was implemented on the theory that Japanese descents smell different from Caucasians, therefore dogs can be trained to smell that ‘Japanese scent’. When the project did not meet the expectations, the leaders, William A. Prestre and the U.S. Army, carried out even more brutal training methods to deliver results. The film portrays the American battlefield during WWII., not on foreign but domestic soil.
I came across the infamous War Dog Projects of the U.S. Army while doing research for my debut feature which is in development, about the Japanese internment in America during WWII. I was staggered by the facts, how irresponsibly the government approved such a controversial theory about Japanese-American citizens, and how quickly they put that misconception into practice. I was even more appalled by the aftermath of the failed project. No remorse, no regret, no public apology. Recent shifts in the American political landscape stirred up the multicultural melting pot in our society. The ever-increasing witch-hunt of immigrants started to dominate the political and other public rhetoric. The definitions of national and individual safety became unclear again. Being an immigrant myself, The Shepherds of Cat Island is my direct reflection on the manipulative nature of this persistent political myopia.

Paris You Got Me

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/01/2018

PARIS YOU GOT ME / Short film


Directed by Julie Boehm



Ksenia Parkhatskaya as “Ksenia”
Liam Scullion as “George”


The movie is listed 4 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Production
– Best Dance
– Best Student Film
– Best Director

PITCH : Art may change the inner as well as the external world“
That’s how our protagonist Ksenia experiences it. The street artist George lures her into his magic world of art illusions.
An artistic dance about the realisation of your dreams. Paris, you got me!


Festival’s appreciation :

“Paris You Got Me is visually and artistically amazing. It’s a living dream, a visual feast, an emotional ride, full of joy and so colorful. A lovely mix of modern and vintage aesthetics all in an dreamy movie.”



It is he first time a student film also is listed for best Director. It is also the first time a dance film is nominated for any other best category. The team of Paris You Got Me is making history at the PAMA Festival !







Director Statement

“Since I ‘m 4 years old, I dance: rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics and ballet shaped my sense for aesthetic movements.
The protagonist Ksenia Parkhatskaya is a friend whose dancing career I’ve been following for years.
It is inspiring to collaborate with other artists and to create something entirely new together!
I discovered my passion for urban art when I worked for an art magazine some years ago.
Modern art questions the current affairs and it is an aesthetic expression of our freedom of speech.

With this film I want to motivate the viewer to turn his wishful thinking into reality.
The desire to break out of everyday life and to do things that seem like “magic” to others shall be aroused.
Let’s learn to dance, to develop our day dreams and to shape our environment and create a positive, peaceful future.”

Director Biography – Julie Boehm

Julie Boehm is a free cross-media artist in the district of Painting, Photography, Illustration, Composing, Bodypainting, Dance and Film. Her experience as a former dancer of Rhythmics Gymnastics, Acrobatic and Ballett influenced her affinity for dance projects.
After her studies at the “Academy of Fine Arts Vienna” (Painting),” Graphische Vienna” (Multimedia), “Babelsberg Filmschool” (Digital Filmdesign) she worked as creative director for the Art Magazine Spykeheels in Berlin. 2018 she finished her studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in the subject of Animation.


Evening at the Social Bar

PAMA 2018 Program 05/30/2018

Evening and night at the Social Bar

You are a filmmaker listed in competition or an Alumi ? It is free. If you didn’t receive the code check your emails, if still not send us a mail.


The Social Bar has been voted favorite bar of the Parisians in 2018 and 2016, at the Love Paris Awards run by the TimeOut magazine.

We’ll have a two-part evening there.


The first hour, from 6 to 7PM, the bar will be ours only. We’ll run a one-to-one networking session. Just like a speed dating, but pro and for industry movie makers.

You’ll have 10 meetings within the hour, 5 minutes each. After each one-to-one talk you switch and meet someone else.

Not mandatory, but here is how you can proceed :

1) Take one minute to briefly explain who you are (producer, actress, director…), your background (school, resume).

2) Listen to the other one for one minute doing the same.

3) Explain what is your current or next project, and what you’re looking (cast or crew members, script…)

4) Let the other do the same.

5) See if you’re a movie-making-match.

When the 5 minutes are over, whether you are done or not, you must switch. You will have time during the Free Mixer to get back to the ones you want to talk more with.



Starting at 7PM, the bar will open to general public. We are allowed to stay.

The evening continues with a Free Mixer : get back to the fellow filmmakers you feel you could work with. Have a drink, talk more, pitch your projects…

Be nice, enjoy, stay pro.

“Dans ce bar, détenu par 175 co-patrons et qui reverse 50% de ses bénéfices à des associations, tout est fait pour créer de la convivialité entre inconnus. Et ça marche!”

Le Figaro.

“Located just next to Gare de Lyon, run by some of best-connected people in this booming “social & solidarity economy”, it’s a must-visit if you’re looking for contacts in that area. Evenings are drinks-only. Be it for business or pleasure !”

Full Review on Trip Advisor

2018 Award Ceremony

PAMA 2018 Program 05/17/2018


You’ll find details of the 2018 Award Ceremony on this page.


Date : Monday 25th, June 2018.

Time : Starts at 6PM.

Venue : Grand Rex & Rex Club – 1 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75002 Paris / Dress Code / Tickets.

6 PM : Red Carpet

@ Rex Club – 1 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75002 Paris

7:45 PM : Screening in presence of SHARON STONE

@ Grand Rex – 1 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75002 Paris

Opening Speeches and opening Film “An Undeniable Voice”. Short presentation in presence of director Price Arana and producer .

Followed by a QnA with both artists.

8:45 PM : Award Ceremony in presence of SHARON STONE

Hosted by Hadrien Berthaut.

22 awards distributed.


Dress Code : Tee-shirts are forbidden. Seriously, you won’t get in. Casual classy minimum. Check this page for previous pictures.

Taking pictures authorized.

Ticket for the Award Ceremony does not grant you access to the after party. The After Party at the Rex Club requires it own booking.


Table Ronde Samedi 23 Juin 2018

PAMA 2018 Program 05/11/2018


Table Ronde des réalisateurs français,

Samedi 23 Juin 2018

Toutes les photos ICI.


Au Café de Paris, 158 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris

14h / 2PM : Table ronde avec des réalisateurs français  🇫🇷 (only). Animé par Matt Beurois.

“L’objectif de cette table ronde est d’offrir une plateforme à de talentueux réalisateurs, afin de débattre pendant une heure sur des sujets concrets concernant la distribution, le financement des films, la transition du court vers le long métrage… Il n’y a pas de recette magique, mais chacun peut partager son expérience des plateaux et son parcours sur le marché du film, en France et à l’international. La discussion sera libre, et ouverte.”

Matt Beurois, fondateur du PAMA.

En présence de :

Caroline du Potet, réalisatrice de DANS TON SOMMEIL, thriller avec Anne Parillaud, Thierry Frémont, Arthur Dupont et Jean-Hugues Anglade.

Emmanuel Fricero, réalisateur multi-récompensé pour son film LA CUREE, en compétition officielle au PAMA 2015.

Steve Duchesne, réalisateur multi-récompensé pour ses films KITCHEN et INSEPARABLE, lauréat aux PAMA 2015 et 2017.

Christophe Monier, réalisateur multi-récompensé pour ses films dont FLEUR DE PEAU, premier film ayant gagné plusieurs prix la même année au PAMA (2016).


Caroline du Potet

Diplômée de l’ESRA, du CEEA et de l’Ecole du Louvre, Caroline est scénariste et réalisatrice. Elle a co-écrit et co-réalisé avec son frère Eric cinq courts-métrages sélectionnés dans de nombreux festivals. En 2010 sort leur premier long-métrage DANS TON SOMMEIL, un thriller avec Anne Parillaud, Thierry Frémont, Arthur Dupont et Jean-Hugues Anglade, présenté en ouverture du festival du film fantastique de Gérardmer. Vendu dans une vingtaine de pays, il remporte plusieurs prix dans des festivals internationaux. Caroline développe depuis différents projets pour le cinéma et la télévision, en France et aux USA, dans des genres aussi variés que le thriller, le drame sociétal ou la comédie dramatique. Elle vient de terminer l’écriture d’un unitaire pour France 2 qui entrera en tournage cet été et travaille actuellement sur un film historique consacré à la guerre d’Espagne.


DANS TON SOMMEIL, réalisé par Caroline du Potet. Sorti sur les écrans en 2010, le film s’est vendu dans plus de 20 pays.

Christophe Monier

Scénariste et réalisateur né à Montpellier en 1962. Parallèlement au métier de premier assistant réalisateur il écrit et réalise plusieurs courts- métrages :

« Palais – Royal » -intégré dans la collection
parisienne du Forum des Images, « Verte », « Quand Maman sera partie », co-produit et diffusé par Arte (Court-Circuit), ayant bénéficié des aides avant réalisation du CNC, et de la Maison du film court pour la composition musicale, « Les Combattants Bleus ».

Il réalise en 2015 « Fleur de peau ».

Produit par La Compagnie du Catogan, il reçoit : deux prix d’interprétation masculine pour Frédérick Malahieude aux Disturb Awards et aux Paris Arts and Movie Awards, le prix de la meilleure musique pour Benoît Simon aux Paris Arts and Movie Awards.
Ses derniers films en date sont « Dundee » (La Compagnie du Catogan – 2016) et « Une Grenade sous la chemise » (Terra Cinéma – 2018).


Emmanuel Fricero

Emmanuel Fricero est un réalisateur, producteur, scénariste français, gérant de la société de production cinématographique “Fricero Films”. Parrain et président de différents festivals de films, il a acquis sa renommée grâce à ses dernières productions.

Le moyen-métrage “La Dernière Leçon du Parrain”, diffusé dans le monde entier a été récompensé par 3 premiers prix aux festivals de Las Vegas, Houston et San Diego (USA). Le court-métrage “La Curée”, un thriller explosif, a reçu 18 récompenses à l’international dont les prix de “Meilleur Film International, Meilleur Acteur, Meilleur Montage, Meilleures cascades…” aux Etats-Unis et en Asie, ainsi que le Prix du Public du Meilleur Court-Métrage Français au Champs-Élysées Film Festival de Paris. Emmanuel Fricero à également été distingué à titre personnel par 5 prix de Meilleur Réalisateur à travers le monde.
En 2016, il devient membre de l’Union des Producteurs de Cinéma (UPC) et travaille actuellement sur plusieurs projets de longs-métrages cinéma : “Padre”, “Marché Noir”, “Mauvaise Donne”…

Emmanuel and his production company are giving away DVDs of THE HUNTING for the 2018 PAMA winners. Thanks you !

Production company.


2018 Director Showreel.

Steve Duchesne

Steve Duchesne est un réalisateur, perfectionniste et attentif aux scènes de la vie. En 1997, il rencontre un célèbre photographe qui lui apprendra pendant deux ans les secrets de l’éclairage de Studio à Paris chez Harcourt. En 1999, Steve se lance dans la production audiovisuelle. Son objectif: promouvoir les pays dans le monde entier. Il a également développé un projet important pour la protection des mammifères marins et la pollution de notre planète, projet pour lequel Steve a travaillé avec les meilleurs photographes sous-marins français. Cette confiance et ce travail ont été reconnus et récompensés lors du 28ème Festival Mondial De l’Images Sous-Marines dans lequel Steve a remporté le prix du Plongeur d’Or. Depuis, de nombreuses marques prestigieuses ont témoigné de sa confiance: Salvatore Ferragamo, Mercedes, Mazda, Relais & Châteaux, Club Med, Groupe Tui, etc. L’agence de publicité M & C Saatchi Little Stories a remporté le Grand Prix Top Com pour le film qu’il a réalisé. Il a récemment été récompensé pour ses deux courts métrages: Kitchen et Inséparables.







Steve and his production company are giving away DVDs of INSEPERABLE and KITCHEN for the 2018 PAMA winners. Thanks you !







3 questions to Festival Director Matt Beurois

PAMA Interviews 04/26/2018

The 2018 edition of the Paris Art and Movie Awards is approaching. As a brief preview, we asked 3 questions to the festival founder and director Matt Beurois… In French this time !


Que pouvez-nous dire sur la 4ème édition du PAMA ?
2018 sera notre plus grosse édition à ce jour. Nous avons eu chaque année un programme centré sur un seul lieu iconique. Cette année le festival sera réparti dans plusieurs lieux, tout aussi historiques pour le cinéma et le cinéma parisien. Le festival devrait également être le plus long que nous ayons organisé depuis sa création, sur presque uen semaine.

Quand sera dévoilé le programme ?
Les premiers films programmés au PAMA 2018 seront probablement annoncés après Cannes. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 24 mai, nous sommes vraiment sur la dernière ligne droite, mais il encore un peu trop tôt pour présager de toute la programmation.

Que peuvent attendre les équipes des films pour cette édition ?
Un tapis rouge, comme chaque année, avec cette fois-ci une couverture média sur place, le long du tapis rouge. Nous voulons promouvoir les équipes en présence, soutenir les films, faire découvrir des talents.
Nous préparons également des moments festifs et plus privatifs, pour favoriser les rencontres dans le cadre d’after-parties, de soirées, et de sessions de networking.