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NEWSLETTER N° 400: January 28, 2009

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Festival Film of the year Nominees

Edinburgh
Festival introduces 2 new awards
Tiger Award and New Arrivals short films in Rotterdam
Berlinale Camera 2009: In Honour of Claude Chabrol and Günter
Rohrbach
The Sundance Awards
SAG Awards Winners
15th Slamdance has announced 16 film and screenplay prize
winners
6th London Short Film Festival award winners
The Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards
Forest Whitaker will present Life Achievement Award to James
Earl Jones
Teddy Awards: the queer Film Award of the Berlinale

Filmfestivals.com Festival Film of the year Nominees

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DAILIES FROM THE CIRCUIT ON FEST21.COM

Dailies
from the circuit: NEXT on fest21.com Sundance,
Santa
Barbara

Current
Fest dailies on fest21.com
IFFS
Vegas
, ECU,
Fantasporto,
Talinn
Black Nights

Recent video coverage IDFA,
Capri,
IFFI Goa,
Thessaloniki
Film Fest
, 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
Miami,
Cinequest, Santa
Barbara
, Berlin,
Park City
, Tribeca
Film Festival
, San
Francisco
, Sydney
,
Cannes
, La
Croisette Cannes
, Future
of Cinema Salon in Cannes

Come
back for the videos from the Fest Summit panels on fest21.com
(shot by Nickolay
Velikanov
)
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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival highlights
Chicago International Movies and Music Festival
4Oth Hungarian Film Week Set to Open
Fribourg Film Fest to celebrate India, Brasil and Peru
NYIIFVF will feature Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Mick Rock and
Lloyd Kaufman
DocPoint – Helsinki in action, focuses on Truth
Treasure Coast Film Festival closes with "Nobelity"
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival higlights
Ojai Film Festival has announced its expansion plans
European Film Market: news

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

An Interview with Award-winning Famed Icon Randy Jones
Danny All Day! A treat from Santa Barbara
Interview with Film Producer, Jon Kilik
An Interview with Salman Rushdie
IndieLisboa invites Marco Müller to jury...
Berlinale 3 member Jury for the Best First Feature
Eva Mendes online voted the Most Desirable Woman of 2009


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FILM
FROM FEST FOCUS


Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference
’The History of Aviation’ to open Hungarian
Film Week
Film Independent's Directors Close-Up: Conversations on
the Art of Filmmaking
Hot Docs retrospectives and national programs
A book on "How to Make Money Making Movies"
Northern Lights
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D-CINEMA NEWS
RealD
demos Monsters vs Aliens at CES
Celluloid Meets Pixel at next Berlinale
Can you speak the Digital language?

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THE NEWS " IN FRENCH " l'actu des festivals
francophones

Dernières
nouvelles sur la nouvelle version française de fest21.com
Votez pour le
film de festival de l'année 2008
Mon festivalloire!
Les top 2008 de la rédaction d'Allociné
Les 10 meilleurs bandes annonces de 2008 : le choix de la
rédaction du Magazine Premiere


ET sur filmfestivals.fr...


Photos
de Inglourious Basterds vues sur le net
Festival CinéRail ...fin mars
La Première Etoile primée au festival de l'Alpe
d'Huez
Festival Provence Terre de Cinéma à Rousset
Les Trophées du Cinéma saluent les succès
Démarrage Parisien du salon IDIFF dédié
au cinéma numérique
Les IMAGINA Awards 2009
Europalaces s'équipe en Digital
Stanislas Leridon développera le multimedia AEF
Palmarès comlet de l’International Free Ride
Film Festival
Les Interviews vidéos du Salon du Cinéma
Itw de Tonie Marshall au Salon du cinéma
Cyclo d’or d’honneur à Vesoul pour Mohsen
Makhmalbaf
Mesrine en tête des nominations aux Cesar, les Cht'is
oubliés
A de Clermont Tonnerre élu à la présidence
d'Unifrance
la Chine et le monde chinois focus Open Doors à Locarno
2009
Festival Imax à la Géode
Les Lutins du Court Métrage
Avant programme du Festival Cinéma d'Alès
- Itinérances

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NEWS
FROM CANNES

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CALL
FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

Filmmakers don't miss these ones!

THE
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
June 18-28,
2009
Now in its fourteenth year, the Los Angeles Film
Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, providing
the movie-loving public with access to some of the most
critically acclaimed filmmakers, scholars, critics, film
industry professionals, and emerging talent from around
the world.
The Festival also features unique signature programs including
the Filmmaker Retreat, the Spirit of Independence Award
ceremony and gala, and Financing Conference. Additionally,
the Festival screens short films created by high school
students and has a special section devoted to music videos.

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online

PALM
BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

October
27 - 31, 2009

The Festival is a 501(3)(c)
not-for-profit organization supporting film programs in
local schools, and dedicated to making a difference in the
lives of future filmmakers by helping them fulfill their
dreams to work in the world of film. Proceeds generated
each year are donated to schools, in the form of grants
and scholarships, to provide new technologies.

The Festival is now accepting
submissions for Features, featurettes, shorts and documentary
of all genres and open to filmmakers worldwide.


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online

FILM
FESTIVAL OF IMAGINATION AND WONDER Film Festival du
film Merveilleux

October
27 - 31, 2009

The Festival promotes films celebrating the imaginary, the
Wonder and magic from the entire world and allow us and
the section "off competition the kaleidoscope"
help to re-discover our different cultures and our planet.

The theme of the Film festival are magic, the imaginary,
the marvelous, the astonishing, the supernatural, the occult,
the strange, the esoteric, poetry, the fantastic, science
-fiction and myths, legends, comics, manga, video game,
dreams...
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online


Art
by Chance Ultra Short Film Festival

May 22 - June 5, 2009

- 30 seconds long films on concept of "journey"
theme
- made by enthusiastic and creative international film makers

- fiction, documentaries, animation or video art
- shown in major metropolitan cities all around the world
in May 2009 over the same two-week period.

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online


42nd
ANNUAL WORLDFEST-HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

April 17 - 26, 2009

Special Entry Deadline Extension to All FEST21 members!
Late Fee is waived! Save 15$
Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, David
Lynch, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott and the Coen Brothers!
Extended Entry Deadline is january 31st, 2009! http://www.worldfest.org


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DOCUMENTA
MADRID
May 1 - 10, 2009
Documenta Madrid is an international film festival dedicated
exclusively to documentary film. Its offices are located
in the capital of Spain and it is organized by the City
of Madrid. It is presently the city's most widely-attended
festival. The festival was born for the purpose of strengthening
and disseminating the documentary genre, in so far as it
understood to be a reflection of the social, cultural, economic,
artistic, environmental, and other realities that exist
in the world.

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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. 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)

ECU
THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL March, 2009

The European Independent Film Festival 2009 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.
SUBMIT
ONLINE NOW


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


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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