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NEWSLETTER N° 409: April 3, 2009

 

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A Festival Wife by Rex Weiner
Henry Dean, veteran publicist, resists retirement by holding onto his PR job for the San Lorenzo Film Festival, where for twenty-eight years he has stayed at the Hotel Medici, maintaining a long-running affair with his beloved Leticia, one of the hotel's chamber maids. But Henry's job (and love affair) depends upon looking after the Festival's guest of honor - a cantankerous older film director who only needs a little press - and the task is proving much more trouble than anticipated.

The stately hotels along the Passagia saluted the rising Mediterranean sun on the morning of the Festival's first day as I made my way from the Medici Hotel toward the Festival Director's office at the Castello di Festival.

Pavements steamed from the shopkeepers' soapy buckets as they flushed away last night's sour accumulation of cigarette butts and spilt booze. The municipal police, eyes red-rimmed and uniforms lacking some of their starch, studiously re-stacked barriers from the opening night's crush. Poster-hangers affixed movie one-sheets to kiosks with hurried brushes glistening with glue, the out-of-place images of guns and bikinis dripping with the optimism of marketing departments.

Early risers jogged the beach or rippled the drowsy waters of the bay. Vans parked askew curbside re-stocked restaurant kitchens with produce - La Pizza, Argento's, Il Pescatore, l'Operetto, Tre Fiori - and the bars - Zebra, Diavolo, Stanco's Disco, Mike's American Bar, Medalia d'Oro - with beer, wine and liquor, bottles rattling in plastic racks. A transvestite trio fluttered from the Jazz Blue Piano Bar in plumage too fantastic for daylight and, tittering and tottering on high heels, flew around the corner seeking the last vestiges of night in the shadows of the narrow Via Garibaldi, laughter echoing faintly against the cobblestones...Read more on fest21.com

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NEWS FROM B-FEST BUCHAREST
B-EST Wrap report
B-EST IFF Awards 2009
SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND OFF COMPETITION FILMS AT B-EST IFF
"You cannot walk straight when the road bends" catch a glimpse of the Romani culture with Gipsy Caravan
Nik Powell (EFA) will preside over B-EST Jury
JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI – Guest of honor at B-EST
Romano cinema and culture at B-EST
Special screenings at B-EST
3 Romanian Films that were selected in Berlin are invited to B-EST
The Jury and programme of B-EST 2009

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KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL July 15 - Oct. 15
Now in its tenth year, the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a showcase for new and classic children's films, TV shows, and DVDs from studios, independent producers and youth producers. Programming includes sneak previews of outstanding films, DVDs and TV shows made for children ages 2 through 18.
Call for entries opens March 15, with May 15 as Late Deadline
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ANGEL FILM AWARDS December 3 - 6, 2009
The Angel Film Awards celebrates films that impart love, peace, and oneness in their creative spirit for humankind. Each visual creation floods our beings with a light that shines brightly with positive images in our reverie. This art form is the focal point of our selection process with a team of celebrated global professionals. Call for entry ends October 15th
Submit online

THE GALWAY FILM FLEADH 7th-12th July 2009
The Galway Film Fleadh, now in it's 21st year, takes place every July and screens the best of New Irish, European and International features and documentaries as well as welcoming a host of filmmakers,
International programmers and other industry delegates. It also platforms excellence in filmmaking with retrospectives, public interviews, tributes and masterclasses

Submit your film by April 17th
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AWARDS


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47th Annual AAFF Award Winners
Web television Streamy Awards

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DAILIES FROM THE CIRCUIT ON FEST21.COM

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, Thessaloniki Film Fest , Miami, ECU,
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Fantasporto,
La Comedy Shorts
Recent video coverage IDFA,
Capri,
IFFI Goa, , Fort
Lauderdale Film Festival
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Nouveau Cinéma
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London,
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Ischia, Locarno, New York, Silverdocs
, Festroia

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Francisco
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Croisette Cannes
, Future
of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Hamptons Fest Screenwriters' Lab
Tales from the Golden Age to open Transilvania Film Festival
SILVER SHARK : 9th International Festival of Underwater Art
Palm Beach International Film Festival Line Up
‘Electric Silents' to recreate the Era of Silent Cinema
Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Tribeca Talks Series
Belfast film festival hits mid mark
Ischia Global to support children's right
Glimmer programme revealed
East End film Festival programme announced
Listing of the U.S. 25 Most Influential South Asian executives
Grants and educational programs at Tribeca
FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Meet filmmakers at Smogdance Film Festival
Francis Ford Coppola to be awarded at home at San Francisco
Volker Schlöndorff turns 70
Theo Angelopoulos honored at Huesca Film
Jerzy Skolimowski guest of honor at B-EST IFF


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Washington D.C. filmmakers bring INNER PEACE to NYC
The Broadway revival of "HAIR
Best film and best director for Eldorado at Bucharest B-EST IFF
Vicky Cristina Barcelona opened B-EST 2009

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D-CINEMA NEWS
RealD
demos Monsters vs Aliens at CES
Can you speak the Digital language?

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

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China Europa: votez pour votre film préféré !

L'atelier à Cannes

Le Grand Public récompense les héros du cinéma

Mégarama pépare son virage digital au Maroc

Etude sur les réseaux sociaux

Séraphine repeint les Cesar à ses couleurs

L'Observatoire publie son nouveau rapport IRIS plus sur le statut juridique des producteurs de films en Russie

ET sur filmfestivals.fr...
Seconde phase du déploiement digital de CGR
Palmarès du Forum international Cinéma & Littérature
Festival du film israélien de Paris : Le programme du Lincoln
les internautes coproduisent leur film avec Galatée Films
COL COA le line up
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THE SHORT FILM CORNER Cannes 13 - 22, 2009

Located in the Palais des Festivals, the Short Film Corner is a huge area open to all the professionals registered with the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film.
The Short Film Corner proposes films from all over the world, most previously unseen, as well as the films included in the Official Competition, the Cinéfondation, the Director's Fortnight and Critic's Week. Call for entry deadline is April 17th
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PALM SPRINGS SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL June 23 – 29, 2009
This celebrated event is the largest festival of its kind in America, showcasing over 320 short films each year from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than 2,700 films available to film buyers, industry and press in the Film Market running concurrently with the Festival. The Festival includes twenty awards in six competitive categories, with award cash or film production prizes in each category ( over $100,000 worth of prizes, in all).
Call for Entries - Final deadline:
April 24, 2009
SUBMIT TODAY

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.

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.
Submit
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.
Submit
online


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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online


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!
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