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NEWSLETTER N° 448: January 13, 2010


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You can now search film festivals by genre, theme, category and format on our international film festival directory...

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

GlobalFest FilmFest: Exposed
GlobalFest
FilmFest is excited to kick off Exposed with the Calgary Premiere of
Official Rejection, directed by Paul Osborne, at the Plaza Theatre
(1133 Kensington Road NW). In addition, guests can enjoy great
pre-screening hospitality provided by Yardhouse and live entertainment
at our official pub: Palomino Smokehouse...

The Global Film Village: Last Station Opens Palm Springs Film Festival 2010 Interviews
by Marla Lewin. I am at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
and got to spend opening night interviewing the creative team
responsible for this year's opening night film. I had already seen The
Last Station back in November in Los Angeles for the Tribute to
Christopher Plummer so this was a wonderful opportunity to meet with
these talented people...

The DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival programme
Border Breaking and Provocation   The DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary
Film Festival programme includes many films that deliberately use
provocation to expose something that would otherwise remain hidden. The
festival programme also features films dealing with immigration and
cultural borders, as well as the Winners & Bestsellers series
comprising the most successful documentaries of the festival circuit.

19th Annual 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival Official Lineup The 19th
Annual 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF10) commences January
13-28, 2010, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The
Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase
world cinema that investigates, records, and celebrates the Jewish
experience. This year's festival lineup includes over 20 features,
documentaries, and shorts, along with panel discussions, gala
receptions, and special events

24th Israel Film Festival Special Panel with Israeli Filmmakers
The 24th Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York presented by IsraFest
Foundation was held at the SVA Theatre, New York, December 5-13, 2009.
The festival founded in 1982 by Meir Fenigstein, IsraFest Foundation,
Inc., is the largest showcase of Israeli films throughout the world
that supports emerging and established filmmakers...

Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films highlights Mumbai
International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation
Films will open on 3rd Feb. - 2010 The 11th edition of M.I.F.F. (Mumbai
International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films)
organized by the Films Division, will open from 3rd to 9th February,
2010...

Feel Good Film Festival - www.fgff.org - Hollywood, California The
Feel Good Film Festival provides a unique venue for creators of films,
songs, and screenplays.  What is unique about the artists is that they
have made something optimistic, hopeful, or just laugh out loud funny
and it is their talent that elevates the energy of the world ...

The Berlin poster 2010 is ready, go get a magnifying glass to read all film titles since 1951 The
poster for the Berlinale 2010 was created by designers of Berlin-based
"Büro Otto Sauhaus". Just like last year, a single motif represents the
entire Berlinale. The graphic artists have assembled all the films
screened since the beginning of the Berlinale in 1951: some 15,000
international film titles have been used to create the new poster...

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MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL November 13 - November 20, 2010
The
world's most creative filmmaking genre is about to be showcased at The
9th Miami Short Film Festival, Nov 13 th thru Nov 20 th , 2010.
Another year of festival and another opportunity for you to join us.
Don't be left out! Mark your calendar now. "This is a unique opportunity"
Submit your work online through FestivalExpress Check the blog on fest21.com

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
the
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...
Submit online
Happy new Year to you all.
Enjoy the festival circuit


AWARDS

American Society of Cinematographers picks 2010 Nominees
by Marla Lewin The finalists in the feature film category of the 24th
Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding
Achievement Awards competition are: Barry Ackroyd, BSC for The Hurt
Locker Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS for Nine Christian Berger, AAC for The
White Ribbon Mauro Fiore, ASC for Avatar Robert Richardson, ASC
for Inglourious Basterds The winner will be announced during the ASC
Awards celebration at the Hyatt Regency Cent...

The Writers Guild of America nominees announced
The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America,
East today announced nominations for outstanding achievement in
television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation
during the 2009 season to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Writers Guild
Awards on February 20, 2010, in Los Angeles and New York...

82nd Academy Awards announced Scientific and Technical Recipients
By Maria Esteves - January 10, 2010 The 82nd Academy Awards (2010 Oscar
Ceremony) presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
(A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2009 nominees will be
announced in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, CA, on Tuesday,
February 2...

AFM Favorite Film Pitch awards
The American Film Market (AFM) has announced the five nominees for the
first Favorite Film Pitch award: Stephanie Bell (The Devil of
Appalachia), Carlo Besasie (All The Queen's Men), Mouncey Ferguson
(Forger), Barry Kneller (The Mechanics) and David Minnihan (Father
John)...

Oscar Frontrunners: Iraq versus The Economy  
While most people go to the movies to escape the avalanche of bad news
that seeks to overwhelm us, two films with topical subjects are
emerging as the frontrunners in the Best Picture Oscar race. THE HURT
LOCKER, the much lauded Iraqi War drama directed by Kathryn Bigelow,
and UP IN THE AIR, the Jason Reitman-helmed, George Clooney-starrer
that has the economy and corporate layoffs as its background motif, are
the most honored films of the year so far by a range of critics
groups and ...

DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
By Marla Lewin     Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford
announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding
Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2009...

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced its nominations
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the ten
nominations for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in
Theatrical Motion Pictures category that will advance in the voting
process for the 21st Annual PGA Awards, which will take place on
Sunday, January 24th at the Hollywood Palladium.

 

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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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10 questions to Olivier Père: Locarno newly appointed Loacarno Artistic Director In
an interview new artistic director Olivier Père outlines his vision of
the Festival and ambitions for the future at Locarno. 1. How do you
imagine "your" Locarno Festival? Locarno has a clear identity and a
great tradition, since the early days it's been committed to
discovering and revealing new filmmakers and new territories. That's an
approach I've always been very keen on, too, and I intend to stick with
it...

Interview with Jeff Bridges Actor
in "The Last Picture Show", "The Fabulous Baker Boys", "The Big
Lebowski", "Fisher King", "Tucker",  "Seabiscuit", and most recently,
"Crazy Heart". Q: "What point did you enter the project, 'Crazy
Heart'?"  A: "Gee, I do my best to try to avoid going to work, because
I know what it entails. If anything, it means I have to be away from
home. My wife, Sue, told me recently ...

Peter Louras elected new President of Aspen Film Aspen
Film is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has elected
Peter Louras as itspresident.  Mr. Louras, who has served as one of the
organization's co-vice-presidents, assumed his new responsibilities at
the Board of Directors meeting on December 15, 2009.  He succeeds Neil
Karbank, who has enjoyed a long and productive association with Aspen
Film; Mr. Karbank will continue to serve on the Board of Directors...

Bahman Ghobadi: Heart Of Courage In
this awards season, where the industry unveils prizes for some of the
world's wealthiest and most pampered celebrities, can we not find a
small prize for a filmmaker with almost unimaginable courage? I am
referring to Bahman Ghobadi, the Iraqi filmmaker who has been forced to
leave his native country because of a crackdown by the government over
"unauthorized" filmmakers. As another example of its repressive agenda,
the Iraqi government made a Christmas Day announce...

Meet Indie Film Director : A BAD DAY (En Dårlig Dag)
En Dårlig Dag (A Bad Day) a recent submission to the ÉCU 2010 European
Dramatic Short Category is about a professional hitman, whose job
doesn't go quite to plan. Mairi Cunningham talks to the film's director
Bjarki Thomsen.   Q. Tell me briefly about your film. Where did the
idea come from to have a hit man finally outdone by his victim?...

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Nouvel élan au Brussels Film Festival !
Le prochain BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL se déroulera du 23 au 30 juin 2010 à
Flagey (Bruxelles, Belgique). Cette 8ème édition ser...

Photo de famille des invités de Festivalloire
Crédit photo : Noël Carrier-Visual Press Agency) dont voici la légende :   1er rang, de gauche àdroite : Sylvain Mi...

Bilan de FESTI'VALLOIRE 6ème Fête nationale du court métrage du 5 au 8 janvier 2010 à Valloire
Festival du film de Valloire : www.festivalcinetele.com Ambiance, convivialité et un palmarès de qualité ...

Regards croisés entre Robert Guédiguian et Didier Daeninckx au Festival international des Scénaristes
Rencontrepublique entre deux artistes : le cinéaste Robert Guédiguian
et l'écrivain Didier Daeninckx(auteur de romans noirs, de no...

La Sélection Officielle du festival de l alpe d Huez
Le Festival duFilm de Comédie de l?Alpe d?Huez   se déroulera du 19 au
24 janvier 2010. Le Jury de cette 13e édition sera présidé ...

Ca va être un vrai massacre, et à la tronconneuse en plus...Lyonnais Lyonnaises beware
Déjà la sixième édition des Épouvantables Vendredisavec cette Nuit
Massacre à la Tronçonneuse qui se déroule ce vendredi 22janvier...

Seconde édition du festival Un état du monde au Forum des Halles
Le Forum des images organisela 2e édition du festival Un état du
monde... et du cinéma, placée cette année sous le double parrainnage
de...

Le Festival Européen du Film Indépendant (ÉCU) annonce sa date limite de soumission des films au 14 janvier
Vous pouvez soumettre votre film en clic sur ce site http://www.fest21.com/en/festival/ecu  ..

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 (UNIVERSITÉ PARIS 13, ...


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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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