Important film festivals go virtual due to the coronavirus in 2020.

Cannes, Guanajuato(#GIFF2020), Barcelona (#BIFF2020) and more join a new format of film festivals this year

Cinema enthusiasts around the world are in for a very pleasant surprise: famous online film festivals are online now and that open the door for new and independent filmmakers. The Barcelona International Film Festival or the Guanajuato Film Festival are samples of the creativity of the organizers to can run a real online experience of a film festival.

Not only the Barcelona International Film Festival has migrate online amid covid 19. Due to the global coronavirus outbreak, biggest cinema festivals have become used to doing many things online, which turns out to work surprisingly easy for festivals. 

The Global Film Festival, We Are One is another fantastic reference of what the festivals have to do this year to can serve as a small consolation for cinema addicts, after the cancellation of popular cinema events, like the Festival of Cannes. 

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the entire business of producing, distributing and exhibiting movies, with film festivals taking a particularly hard hit.

Organizers of film festivals scheduled for the spring and summer months have responded to the crisis by canceling, going online or postponing in the (probably vain) hope that the number of infections will recede enough to make their new dates feasible. 

Some famous film festivals are coming up with a innovative online version. The Independent Awards of the Barcelona International Film Festival will pivot all activity online.

The festival said: “Due to greatly increased concern regarding the epidemiological situation in the world, and record cases of Covid-19 infection, we at Barcelona International Film Festival (#BIFF2020) have made the decision to conduct the 2020 edition of all festival events entirely online from November 23-27, 2020.” 

BIFF2020 the independent awards, is open to audiences worldwide and will allow users to subscribe to the entire festival programme for seven days, or select individual titles and content, plus a variety of online activities to connect with filmmakers from over the world.

Be part of this film festival represents a unique opportunity to connect and enjoy digital screenings, panels, filmmaker Q&As, musical performances, and some of the most exclusive and original content of the professional and independent film industry. 

The Barcelona International Film Festival, The Independent Awards is open for submissions via Filmfreeway with a Gold discount of the platform.

https://filmfreeway.com/BarcelonaInternationalFilmFestival-1

Discover more at, http://barcelonainternationalfilmfestival.com/

Or connect with the #BIFF2020 The Independent awards on the next platforms: 

https://www.facebook.com/BarcelonaInternationalFilmFestival

https://www.instagram.com/barcelonafilmfestivalint/?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz5wSHv0QYjGY42wKBb1e2A

https://www.linkedin.com/company/barcelonainternationalfilmfestival/

"Cosmo Life" Cover Story: MAJ Ramon Sumibcay

MAJ Ramon Sumibcay, retired Army nurse who was recently recalled back to active duty due to COVID-19. He is currently deployed in Germany. Ramon is also the past Western Regional Vice-President of the Philippine Nurses Association of America, 2018-2020.

 

Florence Nightingale, the Founder of Modern Nursing, would have turned 200 years old. In her honor, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” Florence is always best remembered for her strong sense of selfless service and her incomparable courage. Leaving behind an affluent lifestyle, she gathered about 40 women, trained them, as they joined forces to volunteer their services in Crimea to take care of British soldiers. Her first cold winter in Crimea could be traumatic. There were over 4,000 deaths. There were more deaths caused by cholera, dysentery, poor hygiene and sanitation, poor ventilation, and very substandard living conditions than from battle wounds. Those deaths as we know now are highly preventable. As a prolific writer and an astute mathematician, she was able to use data and statistics to convince the British government to respond to her plea for a better living condition. She implemented handwashing as a standard practice. By simply implementing preventive health measures, and improving hygiene and sanitation, death rate was reduced from 42% to 2%. Evidently, Florence pioneered in Public Health and nursing education. Nursing profession has strongest and most natural appeal from the Filipinos compared to other Asians. Filipinos have traits that are very well-fitted to the profession: compassionate and hard working. In return, Filipinos have found nursing profession as lucrative source of professional income. In almost every continent of the world, there is a Filipino nurse. In the United States, there are about 150,000 Filipino-American nurses. Many have taken different career pathways. Many have achieved highly specialized training, and many have attained higher levels of education. Leaders in the nursing profession have always promoted “Excellence in Clinical Nursing.” “Sometimes, I feel being less significant”, says Major Ramon, (MR) “because of the emphasis of excellence in clinical nursing practice as compared to public health nursing.”

 

CL: How did you start your career?

MR: Nursing was a second career. I left the military service to go to nursing school. Earning my bachelor’s degree at the age of 41 was one of the greatest milestones of my life. In the early years of my nursing career, I was a clinical staff in a busy unit - Renal and Advanced Med Surgical Unit. Based on patient medical histories and their own stories I often wondered why there were so many sick patients. Patients in that unit were mostly, ESRD, Diabetes, Kidney transplants, and Hemodialysis. I knew then that I would take a career pathway at the other side of the spectrum, the Preventive side. When I joined back the active duty component of the military, I was excited that US Army Nurse Corps offers Public Health Nursing as a specialty. Just like every Army Nurse, I had to start all over again at the bedside nursing. My first unit was the Medical-Oncology Unit. I could not get away from my previous question why there were so many sick people.

 

CL: In your opinion, what is pandemic and how were you involved in a pandemic, a term very often used now?

MR: Pandemic is simply an epidemic of infectious disease that’s usually spread from one country to another, becoming global.

In 2007, I finally saw my career as Public Health Nurse in the Army. Army Public Nurse is a member of the big Preventive Medicine Department. The intense Army Preventive Medicine Course is required for all the allied healthcare professionals. In that course, I had learned brand new set of terminologies quite different from what was learned in nursing school such as epidemiology, surveillance, outbreak, epidemic, pandemic, contact tracing, determinants of health, etc. More relevantly, I learned about epidemiological triangle of disease transmission: host (us), agent (microorganism) and the environment (hand washing, hygiene, sanitation and social distance (isolation), density. It is a basic understanding that if one of the parts of the triangle is taken away or done something, there is no disease.

 

CL: COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that you’ve have been actively involved, right?

MR: The outbreak of the 2009 pandemic novel H1N1 virus put my nursing career front and center. When the pandemic was detected in the country, all military bases worldwide were put on high alert. Each Public Health team in every military installation prepared and trained for the worst scenario. Guidelines were established and published. Basic and common-sense public health measures were imposed such as handwashing, hygiene, sanitation, covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing, and social distancing, a new terminology that altered people’s interaction with one another.

 

CL: Do you remember how it started?

MR: When the first case was confirmed under my watch, I rolled up my sleeves and went to work. I had to contact with the index patient and establish his circle of contacts right before he was experiencing symptoms. Contact tracing was a very tedious work, but this was the first step how to identity who could be exposed. People identified in the tracing were required swab testing. With full collaboration and cooperation from all the different agencies, military and civilian, and following the strict guidelines implemented, the case was easily controlled and mitigated. No other case was confirmed, at least in that particular installation. Obviously, it does not need a rocket science to defeat even the most virulent virus. As the pandemic corona virus (COVID-19) started to be transmitted in the country, it was a déjà vu and it brought back memories of the previous pandemic. In this COVID-19 scenario, more stricter guidelines were imposed such as banning of large gatherings, Shelter-in-Place, Stay- at-Home, Lock Down. The spread of the virus was far more rapid than we have reacted to it. If only every individual, every community, every community leader, religious leader, every politician, and every policy maker, reacted quicker to the pandemic virus, it could have been a game-changer. Maybe we could not predict or prevent the occurrence of an epidemic or pandemic, but when it happens, the basic public health measures that we should have been practicing such as, hand washing, covering mouth when sneezing or coughing, staying home when feeling, should be our first lines of defense. Older people and people with underlying health conditions are more vulnerable because of their weakened immune system. Healthier people have stronger immune system to fight against any virus or microorganism. The sooner the virus is controlled and mitigated, the need for Treatment is greatly diminished. 

A Must Read: “Origins 3: The Children Of Mykia” is out soon!

You can’t miss this out! We are beyond excited to present you the third book of a series by the talented author Christopher Laird.

 

Christopher Laird is an author from Detroit, Michigan. He has been writing science fiction since he was 15 years old. He has only now realised his dream of publishing two best selling novels(ORIGINS AND ETERNITY'S PAST). Mr. Laird is also working on a stage play for his upcoming short story THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS: FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ALIEN, which is the third book of the ORIGINS series.

 

Christopher Laird is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Laird is currently studying at Harvard University to deepen his understanding of Psychology. Mr. Laird is  also an active member of The Detroit Institute Of Arts and The Detroit Zoo to help them to become world recognised institutions.

 

Join Christopher Laird as he reaches new bounds in his journey to write compelling stories. He currently has stories that will be adapted into stage plays and his Amazon best selling novel ORIGINS is in the process of hopefully being optioned for a motion picture. Keep up to date with Chris Laird as he continues to usher us into a new era of science fiction. Join his Facebook fan page to keep up with him: facebook.com/chrislairdscifi. You can also check out the news section on his site: www.chrislaird.net 

We interviewed Christopher about the upcoming “Origins 3: The Children Of Mykia”.

CP: Hello, Christopher! How are you doing?

CL: I am doing well, thank you.

 

CP: We can see the Covid period was really productive for you, since you are coming with the third book! So exciting. Or was it already finished?

CL: During this difficult time, I had more than adequate time to put the finishing touches on the novel. It has really benefited me. Although it was nearly complete, this down time as allowed me to expedite the process in my favor.

 

CP: How in general was Covid-19 pandemic for you?

CL: It was certainly an interesting time. It was a great time of introspection. It really helped me to put my life in perspective and evaluate where I am in my life and what I need to do to improve on myself.

 

CP: The two first parts of the ORIGINS series became Amazon best selling novels, that’s impressive! Do you expect to beat this success with the third part?

CL: We certainly hope so, that is our goal. With the parameters of the pandemic, it may impede several marketing avenues we have used in the past. We just have to improvise and try new things to get the word out. Doing virtual book tours via Zoom and other formants are options we are going to pursue.

 

CP: Well, let’s come to our main topic. Tell us about your inspiration with “Origins 3: The Children Of Mykia”.

CL: It has been a fun series to write. I have enjoyed continuing the series as fans have been throughly entertained. I enjoy the characters as they continue to progress through their arcs. They are evolving and that is what makes writing about them more exciting.

 

CP: Is the third part final in the series or do you plan to have a continuation?

CL: We plan on doing a continuation. As long as fans continue to buy, I will continue to write. There is even a possibility of the series extending beyond its current plot if people want more of it.

 

CP: Your reader’s testimonial: “this would be a great movie if they ever decide to do it”. Actually, do you plan to create a movie script based on the novels?

CL: We already have a stage play based on a short story from the series. It was set to debut this winter. Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone it until December 2021. It is called "The True Meaning Of Christmas: From The Perspective Of an Alien. In addition, we are also working on getting the series on the big screen. A script is currently in the works, but nothing has been green lighted as of yet.

 

CP: So when is the release of the part 3 planned?

CL: It will be released this fall. It is currently in the final editing phase and will be released sometime in the 4th quarter of the year. Fans can go to my website www.chrislaird.net to stay updated.

 

CP: Thank you so much, Christopher, for you time! We are looking forward to the release of “Origins 3: The Children Of Mykia”!

Joy Ahn Ngu's latest Hit on God TV - Equipping the Saints with Ché Ahn

Joy Ahn Ngu is the fashion-forward mother of two who has helped her parents, beloved Pastor Ché Ahn and his dynamic wife Pastor Sue Ahn, add and develop a media brand to their internationally-recognized Christian networks including Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California and HIM International Ministries which comprises tens of thousands of churches worldwide. Poised for success, Joy was raised in the Christian ministry from the early days when her parents would hold services within their own home for just friends and family.

Soon, though, the ministry grew and the Ahn family name became synonymous with Evangelical Family success stories. “My parents have always sought to be vulnerable and to use our family experiences as testimony whenever possible,” Joy explains, “which is why I believe that we are relatable and likable and have had a profound impact in the communities they Pastor.”

Today, Joy Ahn Ngu lives in Pasadena, California with her husband and two small children. She has executive produced and co-hosts a break-through show on God TV called Equipping the Saints with Ché Ahn where sought-after Christian leaders such as Cindy Jacobs and Mark Chironna discuss a multitude of fascinating topics and everyday interests. “The show was entirely my father’s vision. What I love about my dad is his ability to relate empathetically to all people. I have a deep respect for him because he is Kingdom minded - to him it is always about how he can help others,” Joy explains, “The show provides a look inside personal relationships, personal stories, and very real vulnerable moments. It’s very special and like nothing else, because it

brings internationally recognized preachers, evangelists, leaders and prophets into a safe space and introduces the viewer to their most relatable sides.”

 

Equipping the Saints with Ché Ahn airs Tuesdays at 8:30pm EST on GOD TV!

 

Watch here!

 

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Exclusive Interview with Angela Foxworth

CP: Welcome Angela! Tell our readers a little bit about you and what you do?

My name is Angela Foxworth a.k.a. “A Fox.” I am currently a television talk show host and Customer Success Manager for Xperienc On Demand television, a 2-time Best Selling and 1-time International Best-Selling author, a red carpet celebrity host, the Chief Atlanta Correspondent for 2 Savage Magazine and the reigning Mrs. Georgia Woman US Majesty 2020. I am a woman truly passionate about seeing others win and I use all of my platforms to educate, motivate and inspire.

 

CP: Great! Now we all know that the pandemic has given us all a “New Norm.”  What does that “New Norm,” look like for you and how do you keep the motivation and momentum to keep going!?

 

The new norm for me is finding ways to entertain myself at home and not venture out so much because of the pandemic. I do exercise more outside to enjoy the beautiful nature scenes and not get too claustrophobic at home. Most of my shows and business meetings are via zoom now too.

 

CP: You have been one busy lady! If I understand correctly, you have been apart of 2 Best-Selling Book projects and recently 1 International Best-Selling Book project all during the pandemic. Most people struggle to get one book out: but you have been a part of 3 Best-Selling books. That is Outstanding!  Tell our readers briefly about these projects and what is YOUR SECRET to making it happen? 

 

For me, the pandemic has truly been about staying focused and really working hard to pursue my dreams. Coupled with an absolutely amazing publishing house (Jesus, Coffee and Prayer) and the mentorship of International best-selling author and owner Minister Nakita Davis has made the transition from normal outside life to a new creative and innovative way of bringing my voice to the masses through writing. It has been priceless! The secret is just using the time given to work hard on what you’ve been putting off and it will pay off!  

 

CP: 2020 is not what most people expected, but you still found a way to WIN.  Through it All, what did you find out about you, and what encouraging advice would you give to our readers?

 

I realize that I am blessed with resilience and strength that I never knew I had. In the midst of the pandemic, I have also had my own personal tragedies and losses. But, through it all, I am blessed to use my pain and convert it into a passion that has allowed me to elevate. My encouragement for your readers is to push past whatever challenges and obstacles come their way. Speak positive affirmations daily until they become second nature to you and then work diligently, consistently and proficiently on whatever it is you desire to do or become. The results are going to be lasting and you’ll soon realize one victory begets another.

 

CP: Okay A.Fox~ I know that’s the name your fans affectionately call you!  Tell us one Fun Fact…something Awesome that most people don’t know about you.

 

Well, I am a great singer, but I am too shy to sing in public! 

 

CP: Thank you again for your time A. Fox!  You are truly a remarkable gem. Anything BIG coming up that our readers should be on the lookout for?

 

Yes! My television show (The Angela Foxworth Show) is debuting officially on xperienc.tv, so please download the app on your smart devices (XOD Network.)  Soon, I will also find out on September 12, 2020, if I won the title of National Queen~ so wish me luck! 

 

CP: Please also let our readers know how they can keep in contact with YOU!

 

I can be followed on Facebook as Angela Collins Foxworth and Angela Foxworth 

Instagram- @afoxradio and therealafox 

Twitter- @theafoxshow

www.theafoxshow.com 

 

CP: A.Fox, Thank you for your time. Continued to Success to YOU!

"Top Fashion" summer collection is out!

Kelvin Boon makes the cover of "Top Fashion" August issue. An author and an owner of model agency BoonModels reveals the secrets about becoming a model. Get our hot statement necklaces, be inspired by our fashion addictions. Read how Daniella Kallmeyer makes woman's personalities shine. Learn how Dakota Johnson worked at the local store and did odd jobs. All this and much more in this issue!

Therése Neaimé Radiant New Single For Summer 2020 – “Dance Love” is getting Global attention!

International sensation Therése Neaimé is heating up the summer of 2020 with a brand-new single to follow up her previous chart top 20 at Music Week.

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Therése Neaimé Radiant New Single For Summer 2020 – “Dance Love” is getting Global attention!
International sensation Therése Neaimé is heating up the summer of 2020 with a brand-new single to follow up her previous chart top 20 at Music Week.
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International sensation Therése Neaimé is heating up the summer of 2020 with a brand-new single to follow up her previous chart top 20 at Music Week.
Dance Love is designed to bring bodies straight to the dancefloor through a wildly colorful & catchy infusion of radiant sound – “Dance Love” was officially released on June 22nd and is already making some spectacular noice worldwide getting airplays in citys like London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berlin. Dance Love is also playing in stores worldwide. Ranked nb 1 on Kings of Spins, nb 21 on the Global Latin DJ chart, entering the Official European Indie Chart top 100 at nb 17, played by the Top 40 billboard stations in North America
A song written by Therése Neaimé, Maria Marcus, Gunnar Nordén and Jon Hällgren
Produced by Maria Marcus and Jon Hällgren
Masterered by Björn Engelmann at Cutting Room
Released by Yellow Rhinestone Records


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