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NEWSLETTER N° 446: December 23, 2009

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DocsBarcelona, a week with the best documentaries and its directors in Barcelona
DocsBarcelona, February 2nd to 7th. Once more, February is the month for documentaries in Barcelona...

Hommage To Akira Kurosawa
On any poll where the greatest directors who ever lived is compiled,
the name of Japansese director Akira Kurosawa is certain to show up in
the top three slots. More loved outside of his homeland...

Find and Festival Store
FIND presents films that screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival as
well as films (and books) made by alumni of FIND's Talent Development
programs. What's new from the Los Angeles Film Festival alum...

The Festival on Wheels travels to Skopje
Organized by the Ankara Cinema Association and supported by the Turkish
Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Festival on Wheels is taking the
road for Skopje (18-20 December 2009) with a van load of ...

Cinema Reloaded
The International Film Festival Rotterdam launches an ambitious
experiment in film-making in the digital era: Cinema Reloaded allows
filmmakers to directly connect with film lovers in order to finance...

Jury and First films of Berlinale Generation
Dec 17, 2009: On-screen Turning Points and Alternative Paths - Jury and
First films of Berlinale Generation For this year's anniversary
Berlinale, Generation has invited five award-winning and renowne...

Highlights on the 6th Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland with style
Glasgow Film Festival 18 - 28 February 2010 Supported by Glasgow:
Scotland with style   The 6th GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL will run from
February 18th  - 28th   2010 in venues throughout the city. The f...

Haryana International Film Festival opens for Christmas
The second edition of Haryana International Film Festival will commence
on the 24th of December. 70 films from 20 countries will be screened
under 20 sections in the festival. Union Housing and Touri...

Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, Les Arcs


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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
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BuSho Festival September 1 - 5, 2010
BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group
of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its
course the following year. The festival became an international
breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time: we got 360
individual entries from 45 countries in 2009.

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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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...
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Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to you all.
Enjoy the festival circuit


Announcing the Winners of CAMBOFEST 2009, Cambodia ::
Announcement of the winners of the Grabay Meas ('Golden Buffalo')
awards for CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia - Year 3
[preceded by sponsor messages] ...

SAG Awards: Actors In The Spotlight
NINE (directed by Rob Marshall) The Screen Actors Guild, the most
important union of actors and actresses working in film and television,
have announced their award nominees for this year. With...

Festival on Wheels shoots for Police, Adjective
The winners of the 15th Festival on Wheels have been announced. Among
the 10 films competing from 10 countries, Corneliu Porumboiu's latest
feature Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) won both t...

The Global Film Village: London Critics' Circle Film Awards
by Marla Lewin  The Education with seven nominations leads the awards
of the UK film critics.Fish Tank had six and In The Loop and Nowhere
Boy tied with five each and A Prophet had four nominations. ...

Kerala Top prizes won by films from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Iran, Tajikistan and South Africa.
14th International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 (Trivandrum, India 11th
-18th December, 2009)    Indonesian film "Fishing Platform" directed by
Ravi Bharwani and Iranian film "Abo...

Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises
Jeremy Renner in THE HURT LOCKER It happens every year.....key
performances, outstanding films and worthy indies and international
titles that seem primed for awards consideration are inexplic...

Turkish FESTIVAL on WHEELS awards 2010 GOLDEN BULL Awards
Festival on Wheels Prizes Festival on Wheels shoots for Police,
Adjective The winners of the 15th Festival on Wheels have been
announced. Among the 10 films competing from 10 countries, Corne...

IFFLA Film Fund Development Grant finalists
IFFLA Announces Film Fund Development Grant Finalists Finalists will
receive Final Draft and Sony Creative software and IFFLA will submit a
dossier of their projects for consideration to a grou...


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...


International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) Europe Call for speakers
IFFS will take place in Amsteradam April 7-8, 2010 The International
Film Festival Summit is inviting the most accomplished film festival
executives and directors to share their expertise with a high-level
audience of executives eager to launch or expand their own film
festival initiatives....

Jeremy Daniel Davis: New Sure Bet
A down to earth mans-man, actor Jeremy Daniel Davis is what leading men
are made of. With a steely gaze, charming smile and all the charisma
packed into his athletic frame that you can stand-he is ...

Dynamic Duo: Lorber and Krim
Richard Lorber and Donald Krim Two of the New York film community's
most solid supporters of indie and international cinema have announced
a merger that will offer a safe haven for quality film...

Jem Cohen on a special mission for Punto de Vista Festival
The International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, to unfold from
February 5 to 13, 2010, will dedicate its main retrospective to Jem
Cohen, the American leading experimental documentary filmmake...

Spotlight on Guru Dutt an Indian Citizen Kane in Florence
An Indian Citizen Kane in Florence by Alex Deleon  

The Global Film Village: Roy E. Disney Dies at 79
Hollywood and the world mourns the loss of Roy E. Disney who during his
time with the Company that his uncle and father founded has always
strived to keep the legacy alive and build for the futur...

Independent Film Month: August 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia
Festival League has officially declared the entire month of August as
Independent Film Month in Atlanta, Georgia.  Join us for this
incredible celebration as five unique film festivals run every week...


AN EDUCATION Leads London Critics
AN EDUCATION, the 1960s-set drama by Danish director Lone Scherfig, led
the pack at the announcement of the 30th London Film Critics? Circle
Awards nominations. The film scored seven nominations, ...

Africa in focus at Goteborg festival 2010
During Göteborg International Film Festival 2010 we will take a closer
look at the African continent. Among the highlighted films is Soul Boy
from Kenya, produced by Tom Tykwer. - There are so many ...

River to River, Florence, a bluesy Ramayana closes fest
To start with last things first, this highly varied Indian film week came...

Mumbai International Film Festival Line up for Documentary, Short and Animation films
The films in the competition and non competition sections of the Mumbai
International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation films
(M.I.F.F 09) have been declared. The documentaries -...

This is a boy to which is developed a great power of to open the
dimensional doors and to pass to another universe or world and I called
it Man Dimension (DimensionMan a human being that you see the d...

UP IN THE AIR Goes All The Way
How do you follow up an international success like
JUNO?Well....writer/director Jason Reitman, who has only three feature
films to his credit, is sailing into Oscar town with his latest


Filmmakers don't miss these ones!

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL call for entry January 15
Now in its 15th year, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best
of American and international cinema. Drawing an enthusiastic audience
of more than 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity
to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry.
More than 100 feature films - narrative and documentary are featured,
alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs,
music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical
performances and unique signature events such as the Filmmaker Retreat
and the Spirit of Independence ceremony. Submit online


: June
22-28, 2010

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).
online today

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition : April 15-18, 2010
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 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. Filmmakers submit online now

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L'Iran, la Turquie, Taiwan et le Vietnam à l'honneur au 16ème FICA de Vesoul
Le 16ème FICA (Festival International desCinémas d'Asie) de Vesoul
(Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté) sedéroulera du 26 janvier au 2 fév...

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je t'aime moi non plus Acte II (UNIVERSITÉ PARIS 13, L'É...

Prochain stage de scénario de La Maison du film court
"BASES DE L'ÉCRITURE SCÉNARISTIQUE"Stage de formation dirigé par Richard SIDIFévrier-Mars 2010OBJECTIFS- Cerner et prati...

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janvier - 6 février 2010 La sélection est révélée Les films de c...

Les films de la compétition du Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers
Depuis 1989, 80 jeunes réalisateurs viennent chaque année à Angers
présenter leur film à un public toujours plus nombreux : la fré...

Bilan de la 10e édition du Festival L'industrie du rêve.
La 10e édition - édition anniversaire - du festival L'industrie du rêve
s'achève sur un véritable succès public & professionn...

Les Prix du Syndicat de la Critique
Le 12 décembre dernier à Poitiers, Francis Gavelle, Guillemette Odicino
et BernardPayen, membres du Syndicat Français de la Critiq...

Les European Film Awards consacrent les films cannois : le ruban blanc, le prophète...
LES22ème EUROPEAN FILM AWARDSLauréats2009   Samedi 12 décembre, la
22èmeCérémonie des European Film Awards a réuni cinéastes ...

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

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