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NEWSLETTER N° 410: April 8, 2009

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Chapter 1, chapter 2

Chapter 3: The Dirty Deal, and My Ex-Wife

A Festival Wife by Rex Weiner,
Illustration by Nesta Morgan

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. On
top of that, Henry has promised a shady group of financiers to place a
story in Variety about their new film company – but can he persuade the
reporter from Variety to write it?

A steady Mediterranean drizzle kept the crowds indoors for the second
day of the festival. The beach restaurants would suffer, of course, and
too bad for them – they'd more than make it up with their inflated menu
prices. But in between screenings the cafes and bars up and down the
Passagia would be full and the expensive shops along the fashionable
end of the Via Inglaterra and the quainter streets in the Porto Vecchio
would prosper.


...Read more on fest21.com

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FESTIVAL CALENDARS
FESTIVALS THIS WEEK The calendar
FESTIVALS THIS MONTH Month Calendar

FESTIVALS SUBMISSION CALENDARS
Festivals calling for your films This week, this month...

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NEWS FROM IFFS

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SUBMIT TO THESE FESTIVALS USING FESTIVALEXPRESS OUR NEW SUBMISSION TOOL ON FEST21.COM

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
Submit now

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


Filmfestivals.com
Festival Film of the year Nominees

Tiburon International Film Festival Awards
Yildiz Short Film Festival's
Illinois Film Office to receive Excellence Award for TV Productions
Chicago CIMMFEST Wraps up, awards announced
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DAILIES FROM THE CIRCUIT ON FEST21.COM

Dailies
from the circuit: NEXT on fest21.com
IFFS
Paris
, Thessaloniki Film Fest , Miami, ECU,
Current Fest dailies on fest21.com
Fantasporto,
La Comedy Shorts
Recent video coverage IDFA,
Capri,
IFFI Goa, , Fort
Lauderdale Film Festival
, Montreal
Nouveau Cinéma
, Diractors,
Cinemed,
UNAFF,
LondonFilmFestival,
Montreal,
Toronto,
San Sebastian
,
London,
Cinemed,
Berlinale, Sundance, Santa Barbara, Talinn Black Nights
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
Barcelona Asian Film Festival
GEN ART FF: Seven Films, Seven Parties
Short Night of Terror in Amsterdam

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Meet filmmakers at Smogdance Film Festival
Francis Ford Coppola to be awarded at home at San Francisco


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Los Angeles United Film Festival Line Up
The New European Auteurs At NDNF
60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest
2009 WorldFest ALPHA Shorts Schedule

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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

Dernières
nouvelles sur la nouvelle version française de fest21.com

Les spécificités du festival de chercheurs
IFFS - Rencontre des festivals au sommet! et dégustation de vins...
Le Palmarès de Cinérail
La TNT s'affirme au sein du marché télévisuel européen
Pierre Etaix derrière l'affiche des 15 ans de l'ACID
L'after Cognac à Beaune : POLAR, bourgogne brume et cigares...
les internautes coproduisent leur film avec Galatée Films
Laura Bari interview en marchant, à Thessalonik
Thessaloniki festival: just chilling out....
JUST TALKING 15/3
Peter Wintonick interview
Fabio Wiuzack: Persona non grata
Laura Bari interview walking

ET sur filmfestivals.fr...
Un Festival c'est trop court pour découvrir l'Europe
Les spécificités du festival de chercheurs
Rencontre des festivals au sommet! et dégustation de vins...
Palmarès de Cinérail
Les films du Festival International du Film de Ouidah programmés à Melun
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AND PUBLISH ON OUR FREE PLATFORM.
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NEWS FROM CANNES
Check out the Cannes Blog
Photo Gallery,
Video Gallery
Short Film Corner



CALL
FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

Filmmakers don't miss these ones!

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
Submit now

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...
Submit
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.
Submit
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!
Please note that our festival dates are tentative.
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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