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NEWSLETTER N° 357: March 26, 2008

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

Backseat Film Festival Awards
The Hugo Television Awards to Smuggler
Thomson Young Innovator of the Year
Winners of Tiburon Film Festival
FIFO awards from Papeete

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FESTIVAL DAILIES
Coming soon IFFS Europe...
Archive Blogging from
The international Doc market at Thessaloniki, ECU, Miami - Cinequest -Fantasporto - Santa Barbara - Berlin -
Park City

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A&E IndieFilms Spotlight
fmx/08: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital
Tribeca All Access program details
Horror and fantasy film legends visit this year’s HOFF
Sorpresa! Youth Film at Competition at the Hamptons Fest
Line up for the Independent Film Festival of Boston
Palm Beach Fest reveals line up
Independent Film Festival of Boston line up
Line up of Books Festivals
Golden Trailer Awards gala set for may 8th in LA
New april dates for the USA Film Festival Dallas
Portland Jewish Fest line up
"Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves" Filmmaker Showcase
Tribeca Film Festival Short films selection
Everything you need to know on next Tribeac
Garden State Film Festival previews
A rich selection at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Malibu Festival tribute to resident Michael Madsen
Javier Bardem Backastage Oscar speech...translated, at last
Julie Ryan and Jane Yuile as new Directors of the SAFC Board.
Malibu International Film Festival Tribute to Michael Madsen
Lifetime achievment to the Donner's at Ojay next fall
Jennifer Tilly to be honored by Florida Festival
Interview with Istanbul Festival Director Azize Tan

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
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ET...
Les jurys officiels du prochain Festival de Locarno
Le festival des scénaristes de Bourges se prépare à ouvrir
Elisabeth Wetterwald présente Hors Pistes
Le Palmarès de Vidéoformes : arts vidéo et nouveaux médias
Le Festival du Film des Droits de l'Homme ouvre ses portes le 25


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Restored print of Leave Her to Heaven to screen at San Francisco
Cinema from China at the London ICA
40th anniversary DVD edition of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky preview at Cornwall Fest
Western Balkans on screen in Brussels

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

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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

NEWS FROM CANNES
Check out the Cannes Blog Photo Gallery, Video Gallery Short Film Corner

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TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR TO CANNES ON SECOND LIFE: you are invited TELEPORT HERE

CALL FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
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CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER - May 14-24, 2008
Do you direct short films with a burning desire to move into feature films? If so, bring your short film to sunny Cannes. From May 14th to May 24th 2008, the Festival de Cannes will present the 5th edition of the Short Film Corner, where you will discover an array of activities designed to help you develop your film projects!
More information on www.shortfilmcorner.com
Call for Entries - Final deadline: April 18, 2008
SUBMIT TODAY

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

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.
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