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NEWSLETTER N° 355: March 12, 2008

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners
Cinequest 18 Wraps
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Awards
Cinequest Awards
European Cinema wins in Fantasporto 2008
Cinequest 18 Awards Announced

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FESTIVAL DAILIES

This week Live from The international Doc market at Thessalonik,
Coming soon
ECU IFFS Europe...

Archive Blogging from
Miami - Cinequest -Fantasporto - Santa Barbara - Berlin -
Park City

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival opened
Birds Eye View festival presents nine days of inspiration
Full Program Line-up Announcement for 46th Ann Arbor Film Festival
Time of the Writer: International Writers Festival Durban
Malibu International Film Festival line up
6th International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheel
The "Hollywood Trailer Awards" launching this fall
Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with IFFS
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
RIFF Rome Independent Film Festival highlights
Music is Miami, and Miami is music
Thirty sixth edition of Belgrade Fest 2008
Thoughts on Berlinale 2008 Expanded Forum
Cinequest 18 Opens A Door to Discovery
Cinequest 18 - The First Two Days

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Celestial Pictures Announces Departure of Chief Executive Officer
Bobby Moresco: From Hell’s Kitchen to Cinequest Maverick
Rutger Wolfson appointed as general director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam
Tiburon Panel discussions includes Pirates FX Hal Hickel
Demi Moore In Miami For FLAWLESS
Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Honored At Miami FF

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

ET...
Les films de Cannes : c'est eux qui les choisissent
Les prix « Romy Schneider & Patrick Dewaere - Espoirs du Cinéma français
Le festival de l'image projetée à Chelles ouvre le 5 mars
Le Festival international du Film Court de Paris est prêt tout court
Fitou, la star du 3-D en première partie de U2 3D

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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries
A European Voyage of Discovery: Picture Europe!
The Wackness centerpiece at San Francisco International Film Festival
Red Hot: Mexican Films In Miami
2008 Digital Moviemaking Chicago Summer Camps for Youth and Teens
Gloom in Warsaw when Katyn failed to bring home Oscar
MIFF Gala Screenings At The Gusman


D-CINEMA NEWS

Picturehouse to provide Liverpool's first 3D cinema
Speed racer to be simultaneously released as Imax film
Strike-Sidelined Cinematographers Offered P2 Workshops In Los Angeles
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

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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!

PALM SPRINGS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - August 21-27, 2008
The 14th annual edition of the event will present more than 300 new short films from 40 countries, with 300 young filmmakers attending the event in the week-long celebration of the short film art form, which encompasses special events and showcases, and a program of seminars, master classes and panel discussions featuring industry professionals and experts in the short film field. 20 cash awards will be presented in eight competitive categories - over $70,000 in cash, film stock and production services will be awarded!
Call for Entries - Final deadline: May 23, 2008
SUBMIT TODAY

ACE FILM FESTIVAL- NYC - September 12 - 14, 2008 Accepting Entries February 8 - May 9, 2008
Want your film played in New York City? This is your chance to screen your work to an audience of fellow filmmakers, industry players, press, distributors and moviegoers in the heart of Manhattan! This priceless opportunity is only the beginning. Selected films will be reviewed by an impressive panel of accomplished judges for a chance to win awards, prizes, cash and more. Your film or video will share the screen with the latest and greatest in American independent cinema for one of the most anticipated events on the industry calendar.
SUBMIT TODAY

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


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
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.

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.
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW


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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