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NEWSLETTER N° 390: November 19, 2008

FESTIVALS
THIS WEEK The
calendar

FESTIVALS THIS MONTH Month
Calendar

FESTIVALS CALLING This
month

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LIVE FROM THE THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL
Picture
Gallery from Thessaloniki


Luc
Dardenne Masterclass
49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off
with the Wrestler
Frost / Nixon from Ron Howard is closing Thessaloniki Fest
The Wrestler from Darren Aronofksy will open Thessaloniki
Fest
International Jury Thessaloniki Film Festival
The 4th Agora Film Market at the 49th Thessaloniki International
Film Festival

Christine
Marik reporting _____________________________________________________________________________________

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH
ON FEST21.COM

Northwest
Film & Video Festival awards
Balkan Fund Awards at Thessaloniki
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2008 reveals award winners
Short Film Festival Berlin Awards

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER
THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SUMMIT IN LAS VEGAS

Dec
7th-9th 2008 - Las Vegas Hilton

The 5th Annual IFFS will be the most informative and fun
filled summit to date. We are excited to announce new topics
and speakers at the annual summit, insuring that attendees
at all levels – first-timers and repeat attendees,
new to the industry or seasoned professional can all find
the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking
for. With scores of keynote presentations, informative panel
discussions, breakout sessions, social activities, and the
IFFS Excellence Awards you won't want to miss the IFFS this
December!

REGISTER ONLINE

Bruno
Chatelin (advisory member of IFFS Europe) will be moderating
apanel on festival ticketing: don't miss that.

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS


A Home Grown kind-of Night at Denver Fest
23rd Israel Film Festival Coverage
Bahamas International Film Festival Jury members
7th Discovering Latin America Film Festival highlights
Schedule released for HDFEST Los Angeles
TRUST to the Faludi International Youth Film Festival
Zagreb Film Festival As It Once Was
A Touch of Flash in Mannheim
The Band Sails on in Mannheim
Glittering end to the 18th Filmfestival Cottbus
Opening Day at the Starz FilmCenter
Cambofest set near Angkor Wat
Israel Film Festival wrapped
Bahamas International Film Festival Line up
Bahamas International Film Festival line up
Ultra Short Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival highlights
The 1st Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival
Program for the 5th edition of the Bahamas Fest
Overall attendance for the 29th AFM was 7,903
The Starz Denver Film Festival will honour Bill Pullman


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LIVE DAILIES ON FEST21.COM

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from

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Thessaloniki
Film Fest
, IFFS
Vegas
, ECU
,
Fantasporto
,
Recent video coverage Fort
Lauderdale Film Festival
, Montreal
Nouveau Cinéma
, Diractors,
Cinemed,
UNAFF,
LondonFilmFestival
, Montreal,
Toronto,
San Sebastian
,
London,
Cinemed,

Ischia, Locarno,
New York,
Silverdocs
, Festroia

More archive Blogging from
Palm
Beach
, Miami
, Cinequest ,
Santa
Barbara
, Berlin
, Park City
, Tribeca
Film Festival
, San
Francisco
, Sydney
,
Cannes
, La
Croisette Cannes
, Future
of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

EFP
announces Jury for next Shooting Stars
The 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival Jury

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

Les
interviews vidéos de Cécile Rittweger

Les dailies
de Cinemed

News d'arras L'autre cinéma sur fest21.com

Cinéma
Miracolo à Paris sur fest21.com

Dernières
nouvelles sur la nouvelle version française de fest21.com
Les temps forts
de Cinema Miracolo
FCAT 2009: nouvelles dates et Règlement!
Critique de "Change", de Nicolae Margineanu. Par
Cécile Rittweger
Coup de cœur - Le projet, court métrage de Mohamed
Ali Nahdi
Le Palmarès des JCC de Carthage

ET sur filmfestivals.fr...

600
œuvres soumises aux Rendez-vous du cinéma
québécois !
Le Programme des 21es Rencontres Cinématographiques
de Cannes
Le cinéma nouveau à l'heure du Beaujolais?
Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie
Festival d'Arras 2008, prix et premier bilan
un Joli parcours pour Laurent Cantet
Palmarès du festival du film d'histoire de
Pessac
Le Palmarès des 1ers Trophées de la
Musique du Film
Muisque de film état des lieux
Paris accueille les Premiers Trophées de
la musique de film
Parisfx - Creative Île-de-France
Forum des images le retour: au programme...
IMNE 2008
CartesBlanches, avant premières et temps
forts des rencontres
Les rencontres Paris Berlin
Rencontres: Quel son pour le cinéma d’aujourd’hui
?
1ères Journées européennes
de la musique de film
Rétrospective et leçon de cinéma
de John Boorman à Arras

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YOUR FEST ACCRED THROUGH US

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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

EFA conference will focus on comedy
EFP to continue promotional programmes with Media Funings
NY Israel Film Festival awarded The Secrets
Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna will close Bahamas

D-CINEMA NEWS
Can
you speak the Digital language?
Digital screenings from Europe's Finest at Ghent
First Digital 3D Movie Released in China
350 systems commitments to date for Dolby(R) 3D

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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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FANTASPORTO
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAl
February
20 - March1, 2008

29th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Feb 20 - March
1
The Oporto International Film Festival, now going to its
29th edition, specializes in fantasy and science-fiction
films in its Official Competitive section.
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:
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DUBAI
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
December
11 - 18, 2008

The 2008 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival
features 12 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 AsiaAfrica, Emirati Voices, Children’s
Cinema, Animation, In Focus, Rythm & Reels, Screen on
the Green and Lifetime Achievement
Introducing the New Dubai Film Market

ECU
THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL March, 2009

The European Independent Film Festival 200ç submission
deadline of January 15th, 2009 is fast approaching. Held
in Paris in 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


SHORT
SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA June, 2009

Now entering our 11th 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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L.A.
COMEDY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
March
5 - 8, 2009

This is a festival started by funny people, for funny
people. All judges are top names in the fields of comedy
and filmmaking.
If what you have is short and people laugh at it, around
here, that’s a good thing.
So,
you think you're funny? Prove it!


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ONLINE NOW

AFRICA
WORLD DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
February 5 - 8, 2009
Join us for the 2nd Africa World Documentary Film Festival
in February 2009 in Saint Louis USA, in Europe, and the
Caribbean. At our 2007 inaugural festival in Saint Louis
USA and Lagos, Nigeria, over $5,000 in prizes was awarded.
The festival and film makers presenting were highlighted
on CNN’s Inside Africa.
At the 2nd AWDFF in 2009, we are awarding more prizes to
Film makers, along with viewing of your work on three continents
under the banner of one festival. Look out for more and
join us at the 2nd AWDFF around the globe!
Submit
your film


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.
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for entries

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