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NEWSLETTER N° 349: January 30, 2008

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

Smogdance awards
The South Bank Show Awards
Juries award short films in International Film Festival Rotterdam
Joel and Ethan Coen win DGA Award for No Country...
Sundance Women of Worth "Vision" Award to Tia Lessin
Frozen River wins top Sundance Prize
Chocolate WITH CHURROS winner of the NPS New Arrivals Award
Sleep Dealer Wins Alfred P. Sloan Prize
Slamdance Film Festival has announced its winners
The first Sundance awards were announced
Berlinale "Viewfinder" - a new prize for Best First Feature
Winners of Reeling 2007: Chicago Lesbian & Gay Fest

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LIVE BLOGGING FROM PARK CITY

Sundance Final Wrap
Final Deals At Sundance
FROZEN RIVER Wins Top Sundance Prize
Slamdance Film Festival Winners
More Celebrity Sightings At Sundance
Celebrity Sightings At Sundance
SLEEP DEALER Wins Alfred P. Sloan Prize
Sundance En Espanol: Celebrating Latin Cinema
Late Deals As Sundance Eases Into Final Weekend
Sundance/NHK International Fimmakers Awards Winners
Focus On European Documentaries At Sundance
Hot Deals In Frozen Park City

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FESTIVAL NEWS

Anima 2008 gets Brussels animated
Babelgum Improves Usability with Website Relaunch
Berlinale Camera for Karlheinz Böhm and Otto Sander
Europa Cinema Label 4th Berlinale
Sundance en Español : Celebrating Latin Cinema
Brussels Animation Festival ANIMA 2008
SPARK VFX '08 Visual Effects Festival
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival program
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival preliminary highlights
Babelgum , our partner, closed 1000 submissions so far, and counting
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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Berlinale jury with Jury President Costa-Gavras
Milwaukee Short Film Festival Announces Judges
Parker Posey,The Queen of the Indies, visits Göteborg
fmx/conference: first confirmed speakers!
Tom Cruise to be a Presenter at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
New staffers at The San Sebastian Festival

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

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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 CinEthique 2008, c’est parti !
Rencontres avec Gérard Krawczyk au festival des scénaristes
Les 15es Trophées du Film français
Stuart GordonPdt du jury de Gérardmer décerne les prix
Le cahier d’Hana Makhmalbaf ouvrira Vesoul
SmartJog expose à l’I-DIFF, le salon des professionnels du cinéma
IDIFF 2008, le cinéma numérique s’installe au Palais des Congrès
Festival International du 1er film d’Annonay
La Môme en tête des nominations aux Cesar
Chiffres et Palmarès de Quintessence, au Bénin
Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Le Festival International du Film des Droits de l’Homme


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Slamdance's first 2008 acquisition
Late Deals As Sundance Eases Into Final Weekend
Success Stories from Former Campus Talents
Documentaries and Societal Change
Viral: Carmen has a crush on you!
Hot Deals In Frozen Park City

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.
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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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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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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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