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NEWSLETTER N° 447: January 6, 2010


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you to submit and manage film entries online. ...

The team congratulates the 350 000 visitors this month and wishes you a Happy New Year

Discoveries and Rediscoveries at the 5th Forum Expanded
Forum Expanded, which explores the intersections between film and other
arts, remains a programme on the move. Looking at the selection of more
than 40 films, installations and performances from 20 countries reveals
that this year's Forum Expanded will be making room for new
perspectives, both artistically and geopolitically. "Cinema City", for
example, an installation project initiated by Indian filmmaker, curator
and activist Madhusree Dutta will be on display in several cinema

World Content Market Activities
Elena Sunbeam, Head of the World Content Market and President, SUNBEAM
ENTERPRISES Events   The conference program is under development. ...

Over 200 short films line up for Rotterdam
39th International Film Festival Rotterdam: 27 January - 7 February
2010 Competition and Jury To raise the profile of short films as a
highly influential form of art but also a the realm in which cinema has
been both democratized and popularized by the online and digital
developments, the International Film Festival Rotterdam founded its
Competition for short films in 2005. This edition, thirty-one films of
up to sixty minutes in length will be presented to the international
jury

Digital Media Wire Honors "25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment"

24th Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala Coverage

Sunscreen Film School Presents Acting for the Screen and Film Making Fundamentals

Flying Lessons has been selected to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival

Writer/Director Michael Hoffman discusses his latest film The Last Station

 

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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.
Submit
your work online
through FestivalExpress Check
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blog on fest21.com

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.
Submit online on fest21.com

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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Happy new Year to you all.
Enjoy the festival circuit


AWARDS

Gabriella Shalev presents Elliott Gould with 2009 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award
By Maria Esteves - January 5, 2010 The 24th Israel Film Festival (IFF)
Opening Night Gala Awards presented by IsraFest Foundation commenced on
Saturday, December 5, 2009, 7:30 pm, at the SVA Theatre,...

Meir Fenigstein presents Donald Krim with 2009 IFF Visionary Award
By Maria Esteves - January 5, 2010 The 24th Israel Film Festival (IFF)
Opening Night Gala Awards presented by IsraFest Foundation commenced on
Saturday, December 5, 2009, 7:30 pm, at the SVA Theatre,...

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 .

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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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Digital Media Wire Honors "25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment"
Digital Media Wire today unveiled its 2010 "25 Executives to Watch in
Digital Entertainment" list, recognizing emerging leaders in the
digital media and entertainment industry. The honore...

Writer/Director Michael Hoffman discusses his latest film The Last Station
Writer/director Michael Hoffman has made a diverse bunch of movies,
from the quirky comedy Soapdish to the romantic comedy One Fine Day to
his take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Now he...

Mr. Hope Obioma Opara talks to Bruno Chatelin about Eko International Film Festival
Bruno Chatelin: Hope, you are the president of EKO international Film
Festival in Lagos, Nigeria, what is your background I am the Managing
Director/CEO of Flonnal Limited and Supple Communication...

Annabell Mbock joins the EIFF Board
Annabell Mbock is a famous actress from Nigeria More pictur...

The Global Film Village: Behind the scenes with James Bond
by Marc Halperin The USC School of Cinematic Arts and?Visions and
Voices and The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative in conjunction
with Danjaq and Eon Productions presented a special program tak...

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...

THE NEWS " IN FRENCH "
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Le calendrier des Cesar

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...

4ème ÉDITION DU FESTIVAL CINEBANLIEUE 2009
Festival Cinébanlieue 2009- LE CLIPpar Backstreetprod Paris, Banlieue : je t'aime moi non plus Acte II ...

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...

La sélection de Clermont Ferrand, tout court
32e Festival international du Court Métrage deClermont-Ferrand29
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..
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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


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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