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NEWSLETTER N° 347: January 16, 2008

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology Announces 2007 Award Winners
BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008
IFFS Europe 2008 Call for Papers Now Open
FIPRESCI's "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007" to Croatian "Armin"
It's War At The Golden Globes
65th Golden Globe Award Winners
Palm Springs Festival awards "When she found me"
ASA Announces Nominees for 2007 Discover Award

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10TH ANNUAL SCRIPTAPALOOZA SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
- Call For Entries:
regular deadline March 5
Grand Prize: $10,000
We now accept scripts sent by EMAIL
Over 70 producers, managers and agents read every entry that comes in.
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FESTIVAL NEWS

Palm Springs FF: a kinder, gentler Sundance
The Berlinale Talent Campus will launch “FOCUS AFRICA
PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema
Slamdance roaster of parties, and events
Portland International Film Festival Highlights
International conference (Rotterdam fest) on media education from an artistic perspective
10th anniversary of the Sarasota Film Festival
Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund Harvest;

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Michael Eisner, Helen Hunt ...announced for Panels at South by Southwest
A Message from Christen McArdle from Ann Arbor Film Festival
Slamdance jury members
Director Nicolas Philibert Masterclass at Punto de Vista
Out Film CT Names New Director

FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS
Festivals calling for your films...
This week, this month..

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MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER


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

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Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains (FIFDH)
Numérique : êtes-vous prêt ? Réponse à l 'IDIFF
News de Gerardmer: nouveau jury
L'appel des professionnels de l action culturelle cinématographique
Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie à Vesoul
Les Ciné Mardy au Max Linder
Les jeudi de cannes cinéma reviennent à l'écran
Le Fantastique comme lieu privilégié des métamorphoses de la réalité.
Les films en compétition à Gerardmer: frissons garantis
Le jury du Festival d'Avoriaz


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

The Kite Runner - interview with Rebecca Yeldham
Funny....You Don't Look Jewish
Filmbay Launches the First Online Film Marketplace & Self Distribution System
Lamb of God to open Rotterdam
Open
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...in 2008 There will be blood and awards...

D-CINEMA NEWS

Warner Bros. and National CineMedia partner
Disney Utilizes Realscan 3D Again for Book of Secrets
PassmoreLab Creates Prototype Multi-Camera Array for 3D Imaging
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!

BUSHO FILM FESTIVAL September 3 - 7, 2008
Short Film, Long Bang!
The 4th BuSho International Short Film Festival accepts entries in the categories of fiction, animation and experimental film.
Entry deadline: 3. May 2008.
APPLY ONLNE


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
APPLY ONLINE

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 FESTIVAL 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

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

THE BULLETIN BOARD: CALL FOR ENTRIES BOOSTER
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