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NEWSLETTER N° 340: November 21, 2007

FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES
Recent coverage and dailies from London Rome Funchal Fort Lauderdale Bahamas AFI

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AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
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Thessaloniki Film Festival Balkan Fund awards
The 20th European Film Awards : Hosts and Presenters
Adelaide Film Festival wins award for Festival of the Year!
Denver wraps 11 days of celebration
The Winners of the 23rd International Short Film Festival Berlin
Miami short film fest nominees
Best Film at Lauderdale for the Diving Bell & the Butterfly
Stockholm film festival launches music award

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FESTIVAL NEWS

Fest Summit will present Festival excellence awards
Rendez-vous with French cinema at IFFI 2007 in Goa
Fest Summit will present Festival excellence awards
Australia's First Ever Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
HD EXPO will present their popular P2 Workflow Workshop
2007 New York Film Festival post script
Baghdad International Film Festival to be resurrected
Thessaloniki day 4 with Costa-Gavras
6th Discovering Latin America Film Festival set to open
Thesssaloniki festival grand debut
Festival of Film Schools kicks in Munich
Goa Film festival to open with 4 Months, 3 weeks...
The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki ready to open
Bahamas Festival unveiled a line up for paradise

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Daryl Hannah will receive Tribute from Bahamas Fest
George Clooney will open Dubai Fest with Michael Clayton
Fribourg International Film Festival re-composed its Committee
Bahamas Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and Panels

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THE NEWS " IN FRENCH " l'actu des festivals francophones
LA COUVERTURE DE CANNES SUR
http://croisette.fest21.com

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Festival Image Projettée à Chelles
George Scheckel Dirigera le développement international de Christie
Palmarès des Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
12es Rencontres du Cinéma Francophone en Beaujolais
Festival de films Etats d'urgence
Rencontres internationales de cinéma à Paris
Equipe en place au Festival International de Films de Fribourg
Palmarès du Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Babelgum launches dedicated Encounters channel
Primehouse takes over P.R.I.M.E
Sing along Hairspray to be Honored at Palm Springs

D-CINEMA NEWS

Polar Express 3D goes IMAX 3D for Christmas
CGR Cinémas go fully digital, team with AAM
HD EXPO unveils 3D Day
The world’s digital screens reach 4000 mark
NEC Digital Cinema Division Wins the 2007 American Business Award
French 3D cinema is awakening…

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Film Festival Tourism: a research on its rapid expansion
The previous articles provided the context for the growing film festival tourism phenomenon. In this last installment, more specific information is provided about the participants in festival tourism, the services provided by the few agencies in this new niche market, and the characteristics of the film festivals that would most likely benefit from film festival tourism.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

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CALL FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
Filmmakers don't miss these ones!


BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008
Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards.
Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world.
Winners in each of the 7 categories will be awarded $20 000, plus advertising revenue share and gain exposure to a global audience
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DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL December 9 - 16, 2007l
The 2007 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival features 9 programmes that will showcase cinema of all genres from all over the world : The Cultural Bridge, Arabian Nights, A Celebration of Indian Cinema, The Cinema of the World, The Cinema of Asia, The Cinema of Africa, Destination Documentary, Emerging Emiratis, Children’s Cinema.
December 9 - 16, 2007

TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S TV & FILM FESTIVAL April 4 - 8, 2008
Taiwan International Children’s TV & Film Festival Final Calls.Entry deadline: October 31, 2007. Don’t miss your opportunity to win cash prize USD 4,000 each category. Please visit our website: www.tictff.org.tw or the bulletin board page to get moresubmission information
SUBMIT INFORMATION ONLINE

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALl April 24 - May 8, 2008
The Golden Gate Awards competition is accepting submissions in 11 categories. Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2007. Works that have played a multiday commercial theatrical run in the Bay Area or had any kind of media broadcast are not eligible to apply to non-television categories
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA June 13 - 21, 2008
Now entering our 10th year, Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) has become one of Asia’s largest festival for international short films and is one of the few Academy Award(R) accredited short film festivals SSFF reaches audiences of 30,000 in Tokyo and major cities in Japan. Our main festival is held for over a week in the heart of Harajuku TOKYO!
Please note that our festival dates are tentative.
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INDEPENDENT FEATURES FILM FESTIVAL July 25 - 27, 2008
The Independent Features Film Festival is the world's first film festival in which films will be chosen by a global audience via a web-based competition. The competition will run May 1st, 2008 through June 30th, 2008. The top twenty-one films will go on to be screened at the Independent Features Film Festival which will be hosted July 25-27, 2008 at the acclaimed Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan.
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ECU THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL March 14 - 16, 2007
The European Independent Film Festival 2007 submission deadline of February 1st 2007 is fast approaching. Held in Paris on the 16th, 17th and 18th of March at the prestigious Biblioteque Nationale de Francois Mitterand the very best independent films from around the World will be screened to large audiences competing for 16 awards in 11 categories.
For more information go to www.ecufilmfestival.com
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
The Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival wants to see your SHORTS!
Dramas, comedies, documentaries, animations, experimental works and films inspired by JAZZ.
Best of Fest Shorts Prize is $5000 USD - Go to www.kcjubilee.org for details (under 30 minutes, NO PAL).
Postmark deadlines are October 1, November 15 & December 1.
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra Feb 15 - 23, 2008
PUNTO DE VISTA, the Documentary Film Festival of Navarra calls for a competition, open to participation by documentaries of any nationality made in after 1 August 2006. The deadline for sending films is next 30 September.
Fiction, institutional or publicity films will not be admitted, nor reports or works of a journalistic nature.

CINEMA IN PARADISE: BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL December 6 - 13, 200
join filmmakers and celebrities from around the world at the 4th edition.
The festival will entertain visitors with a diverse presentation of international films,
unusual cultural experiences and fantastic social events. Come and be a part of the fun!

FANTASPORTO' 2008 CALL FOR ENTRIES
28th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Feb 29 - March 8,
Entries Close Dec 15 Running on 5 theatres screening 200 feature films each year with Massive press coverage 5000 clippings every year - Over 110,000 entries in past editions.contact: Mário Dorminsky (Director)
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ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
Also see the news on the Festival for Documentaries and Narrative Movies.
Awards information and call for entries

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