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NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009


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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Australian Film Festival in China
The Australian Embassy in Beijing is organising an Australian Film
Festival, ?My Australian Life?, which takes place in Beijing in
December 2009. The festival features a mix of newly releases and
clas...

CAMBOFEST 2009 Concludes on the South Coast of Cambodia! ::
CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia, has concluded its 3rd
season after resurrecting a Khmer-Rouge era vintage Cambdian cinema
house for all screenings - wild adventure with some intrigue!...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: Milk Man
Director James Rumsey recently submitted his film, Milk Man to the ÉCU
2010 Fiction Short category. Having recently won the ?Audience Choice
Award? at the Filmstock Internationa...

USHUAIA MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL in ARGENTINA hands out prizes

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DOCUMENTA
MADRID 2010

May 7 to May 16, 2010

Documenta Madrid is an international film festival dedicated exclusively
to documentary film.
It is organized by the City of Madrid and
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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your work online
through FestivalExpress Check
the
blog on fest21.com


ECU
The European Independent Film Festival 2010
12
-14 March 2010

"The
European Independent Film Festival

has proved to be a true breakthrough for Indie Filmmakers in Europe. European
independent filmmakers have the chance to screen their films to an audience
hungry for high-quality independent films, they now have a forum to exchange
ideas with other filmmakers and exposes them to other independent filmmakers
from around the World
.” Says Scott Hillier, Executive Director
of The European Independent Film Festival..
.
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online
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blog on fest21.com
with film teasers from ECU's selection

FILM FESTIVAL OF IMAGINATION AND WONDER Film Festival du film Merveilleux March, 2010
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

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Art by Chance Ultra Short Film Festival
May 22, 2010 / June 5, 2010
30 seconds long films on concept of "Time" theme
- made by enthusiastic and creative international film makers
- fiction, documentaries, animation or video art
- shown in 70 major metropolitan cities in 13 countries in May 2010 over the same two-week period.
Submit online through FestivalExpress

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Los Angeles edition: February 2010
The festival is now hosting film, music and art events in the four
entertainment capitals of the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Las
Vegas and Miami.
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AWARDS

The Bel Air Film Festival has announced it's International Jury Documentary Winner.
The second annual Bel Air Film Festival has announced it's
International Jury Documentary Winner. The festival held 35 film
screenings along with packed theaters, and 4 red carpet events November
13th...

JEFF BRIDGES to receive THE DESERT PALM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at 21st ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA
by Marla Lewin   Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will
present four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges with the Desert
Palm Achievement Award on Tuesday, January 5 at the Pa...

PÖFF's Awards were revealed this friday, december 4
13th PÖFF's competition programme EurAsia awarded German-Israel drama ?Ajami".                         Best Baltic film aw...

FIKE 2009 Awards
FIKE 2009, the 8th edition of Évora International Short Film Festival,
came to an end this Tuesday, December 1st, with the Closing Session and
Award Ceremony. The Official Jury of FIKE decided ...

Call for entries!
http://www.64to1ff.com  The 64 to 1 Film Festival is an online film
festival and completely unique and one of a kind. The format for the
competition is based off of the very successful NCAA Basketbal...

(UNTITLED) Wins North American Indie Prize
(UNTITLED), a sharp comedy about the New York art scene, was the
winner at the inaugural North American Independents Competition at
POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The film, directe...

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AWARDS HISTORY

San sebastian awards winners since 1953
1953 La Guerra de Dios by Rafael Gil Spain...

Toronto awards winners since 1978
2009 Precious 2008 Slumdog Millionaire 2007 Eastern Promises 2006 Bella
2005 Tsotsi 2004 Hotel Rwanda 2003 Zatôichi 2002 Whale Rider 2001 Le
fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain 2000 Wo hu cang long...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939
1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. De Mille United States...

Berlin awards winner since 1952
1952 One Summer of Happiness (Hon dansade en sommar) by Arne Mattsson Sweden...

Rotterdam awards winners since 1995
1995 Postman by He Jianjun China Fuyu...

Sundance awards winners since 1982
1982 * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Circle of Power...

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Spotlight on genius of Indian film, Guru Dutt at Florence River to River
The ninth edition of the "RIVER TO RIVER" Florence Indian Film Festival
opened in this elegant north Italian city on December 4 at its new
location, the landmark ODEON cinema, just around ...

An Interview with STILL THE DRUMS Award winning Filmmaker Talbot Perry Simons
By Maria Esteves - December 8, 2009 The 2009 New York International
Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF09) New York Premiere of
STILL THE DRUM, directed by Talbot Perry Simons, was held at...

Future of Film Summit
The Future Of Film Summit kicks off  December 8th in Los Angeles.
Confirmed speakers include OREN PELI, Director and Screenwriter
(Paranormal Activity, Area 51), MARK HORAK, President, Warner Home...

Europe's best young actors selected as SHOOTING STARS 2010
Jury announce their decision for presentation at the forthcoming Berlin
International Film Festival from 13 to 15 February 2010 SHOOTING STARS
AWARDS donated by Studio Babelsberg E...

Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to receive honorary Golden Bears at 60th Berlinale
Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to
Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime Achievements In 2010,
the festival's 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating ...

Blues Legend Sugar Blue At Tallinn FF
Harmonica blues legend Sugar Blue, a protege of the iconic Muddy
Waters, rocked the house on Tuesday night in a wall-shaking concert
held at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival to support the f...

Exclusive video interview with FAVEX CEO
Exclusive video interview with FAVEX CEO FAVEX CEO Petra Theman from Tallinn Black Nights FF on Vimeo. ...

The Global Film Village: AWARD WINNERS LIST at 21st ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA GROWS
by Marla Lewin Helen Mirren Photo taken by Stephan Rabold, Courtesy of
Sony Pictures Classics The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film
Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award winner Helen M...

 


FILM
FROM FEST FOCUS

The full CineMart Selection 2010
CineMart announces 2010 projects selection for the 39th International
Film Festival Rotterdam (January 27 - February 7, 2010) Head of
CineMart Marit van den Elshout about the Selection 2010: &qu...

Smogdance Film Festival announces line up
The Smogdance Film Festival (http://www.smogdance.com/) is announcing
its final selection of films for the 2010 festival, which will be held
from January 22 through January 28, 2010 at the Laemmle Th...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: Milk Man
Director James Rumsey recently submitted his film, Milk Man to the ÉCU
2010 Fiction Short category. Having recently won the ?Audience Choice
Award? at the Filmstock Internationa...

A few good news from India
India wins 7 Awards at Asian Festival of First Films, Singapore India
hogged limelight with seven wins at the Asian Festival of First Films
(AFFF) held in Singapore. Sona Jain...

Latest issue of Mas Y Mas Magazine
Interview with based in Berlin Young Brazilian Filmmaker Sabrina
Fidalgo.     The latest issue of Mas y Mas, monthly newsletter of NISI
MASA is ready for you to read. In this i...

Latest issue of Mas Y Mas Magazine
The latest issue of Mas y Mas, monthly newsletter of NISI MASA is ready
for you to read. In this issue you will find the Dossier on the Berlin
Cinema Scene , an exploration of this German city and it...

Views of North America At POFF
This year, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, made a real
commitment to showcasing new independent films from the USA and Canada.
Ten films were selected for the newly inaugurated Nort..
.



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PALM
SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET

: June
22-28, 2010

CALL FOR ENTRIES! 
Now in its 16th year, the Palm
Springs International Festival of Short Films
has become known
world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts,
and for the quality and scope of its programming. This celebrated event
is the largest festival of its kind in America, showcasing over 300 short
films each year from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than
2 200 films available to film buyers, industry and press in the Film Market
running concurrently with the Festival.

(Final Deadline: December 18 th).
Submit
online today

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition : April 15-18, 2010
CALL
FOR ENTRIES!  L.A. Comedy Shorts is currently the largest comedy film
festival in the United States, dedicated to introducing the newest and
hottest comedic talent to the industry. Sponsored by FunnyOrDie.com and
named one of Moviemaker Magazine's 2009 “Top 25 Festivals Worth the
Entry Fee”, LACS is four, funny-packed days of screenings, parties, and
panels, plus a star-studded red carpet awards event.  So, you think
you're funny? Prove it!  Now accepting submissions for comedy short
films, comedy feature/short screenplays, and half-hour TV comedy pilot
scripts (Final Deadline: December 18 th).
Submit online today

Roma Independent Film Festival, April 8 - 16, 2010
Submit your work now to participate in the 9th Edition of the RIFF.
The Roma Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is Rome 's first independent
and international film festival. Its aim is to unite enthusiasm for
films and filmmaking among young filmmakers with the realities of film
production and distribution.Since the beginning, the festival has
distinguished itself for the strong International calling presenting to
the public in Rome works coming from more than seventy countries, with
European and World Italian preview.
www.riff.it Filmmakers submit online now


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Premier éclairage sur Clermont Ferrand 2010
Succédant aux Pays-Bas, c'est le Maroc qui sera mis à l'honneur par le
32e Festival international du Court Métrage de Clerm...

Palmarès du festival international du clip
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU CLIP 25 - 29 novembre 2009 Le drapeau anglais
est tombé, samedi soir, sur notre 5ème édition du Festiva...

Premières lignes de la sélection officielle du Festival de l'Alpe d'Huez 2010 !
Le 13e Festival International du Film de Comédie del'Alpe d'Huez aura
lieu du 19 au 24 janvier 2010. SiteOfficiel : www.festiva...

Gilles Carle à l'honneur des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois se joignent aux voix des
acteursmajeurs du milieu culturel québécois pour souligner le départ
...

Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers
La 22ème édition du Festival Premiers Plans d'Angersaura lieu du 22 au
31janvier 2010.   Parallèlement à la Sélection Officie...

Capitalism, a Love Story : La Critique Signis
Capitalism, a Love Story : de Michael Moore, Etats-Unis, 2h06, 2009.
Sélection officielle Mostra de Venise 2009 Avec une capacité ...

Augustine Loorthusamy réélu président de SIGNIS
Augustine Loorthusamy a été réélu pour un nouveau mandate à la tête de
SIGNIS lors de l'Assemblée des Délégués de SIGNIS qui s'est...

Palmarès des 14es Rencontres du cinéma francophone en Beaujolais
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sont déroulées du 11 au 17 novembre aucinéma LES 400 COUPS ...

Independant Film Télévision : une chaîne dédiée au cinéma indépendant du monde entier
Iftélévision vient de se lancer : c'est la première chaine en France à
ne diffuser que des filmsdu monde entier et totalement inéd...

Nomination de Michel Dallaire au FIFA
Le président du Conseil d'administration du Festival International du
Film sur l'Art (FIFA), Monsieur Yvon Turcot, a le plaisir d'...

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