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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) wraps with record 20,145 moviegoers attending the 10th edition

A
record 20,145 moviegoers attended the 10th annual Atlanta Jewish Film
Festival (AJFF), which ran Jan. 13-24, 2010. With a 17 percent jump in
attendance over the 2009 festival, the AJFF maintains its position as
the largest film festival in Atlanta and the second largest Jewish film
festival in the United States...

Triumph and Intrigue in Cambodia at CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia

Producing
a 3rd World Movie Festival: A Behind the Scenes Look at The Challenges
::: HEREWITH: a behind the scenes look at the incredible challenges in
producing a movie festival in Cambodia...

Berlinale 2010: International Jury announced

The
International Jury, presided over by Werner Herzog, will decide who is
to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears as well as the Alfred
Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2010. The other members
of the Jury are Francesca Comencini, Nuruddin Farah, Cornelia Froboess,
José Maria Morales, Yu Nan and Renée Zellweger ...

Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) will feature Russia

From
13 to 20 March 2010, the 24th edition of the Fribourg International
Film Festival (FIFF) offers Swiss audiences hitherto unknown pearls
from Asia, Latin America, Africa, as well as from Europe. The
appearance of contemporary Russian cinema is one of the highlights of
this year's festival. The first elements of the programme were revealed
today. Twelve features and documentaries have been selected for the
international competition ...

Slamdance FF Pacts With Microsoft

The
Slamdance Film Festival, the scruffy cousin of the Sundance Film
Festival, which is also happening in Park City this week, relishes its
reputation as a truly independent festival that is less focused on
glamour and more on the cutting edge expression of its filmmakers...

French films and directors at IFFR 2010

With
more than sixty French film productions and co-productions included in
the line-up, French cinema boasts a strong presence at the 39th
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Internationally
acclaimed, recent French productions (feature films, short films,
performances) will top the bill together with numerous début features...

The World will come to us in film at the 33rd Portland International Film Festival The
33rd Portland International Film Festival will unspool February 11-28,
2010   The Northwest Film Center announces the 33rd Portland
International Film Festival (PIFF), its annual cinematic foray of
thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining works from around the
globe. Over the last 33 years, the Festival has screened diverse and
innovative films for thousands of people from throughout the
Northwest...

Partnerships for Peace to be announced at the famous Gibson Guitar Lounge in Park City at The Sundance Film Festival

SwaggMedia
has partnered with The Music 4 Peace Tour, (www.music4peacetour.com)
Associated Press at the Gibson Guitar Lodge to host a gifting and
networking lounge that will be streamed live on SwaggMedia.com. The
partners have formed a coalition named, Music 4 Peace Tour
initiative which is comprised of four non profit organizations that
will benefit from the awareness raised by the event and live stream...

Highlights from Imagine: The Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival

Imagine:
26th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 14 to 24 April 2010 -
Filmtheater Kriterion : 50 feature films and 25 shorts, Night of
Terror, Fantastic Kids Festival, master classes and Q&A's. Theme
programmes: Eastern Europe and retro-magic. Films with half an eye on
reality...

The 2nd Wirral International Film Festival

THE
second Wirral International Film Festival (WIFF) finished with a bang
on Friday, with awards handed out in front of a packed
auditorium.Almost 100 films were shown over the six-day run of the
festival, which featured work by talented up and coming Wirral
film-makers, experienced producers, continental auteurs and school
children making their first cuts...

26th annual KidFilm® Festival ready to kick on

The
USA Film Festival's 26th annual KidFilm® Festival announces the
schedule of events taking place Saturday,  January 23 and Sunday, 
January 24, 2010 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane,
Dallas, Texas...

Aruba will host a new international film festival

The
Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) will take place June 4-10,
2010. Details were unveiled at a press conference today by AIFF
Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira, along
with the Festival's Artistic Director Claudio Masenza ...

Rotterdam Programme schedule 2010

The full line up of the 39th IFFR is now online. ...


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Haiti Crisis Adds Resonance To Sundance Docs

The
recent tragic events in Haiti have given an unexpected resonance to a
new documentary on child sponsoring that premiered at the Sundance Film
Festival this past weekend. A SMALL ACT by Jennifer Arnold looks at the
modern day phenomenon of Westerners sponsorship and adoption of third
world children.   With the Haitian crisis generating hundreds of
millions of dollars in aid from almost every nation of the world, often
by exploiting images of ...

Restepro Trailer (the Sundance opener)

One
Platoon, One Year, One Valley RESTREPO (US Documentary Competition)
having its World Premierein Sundance is directed by Tim Hetherington
and Sebastian Junger. This film will show what it is actually like to
be in a country at war and trying to rebuild...

Afghan War Film Opens 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Marla
Lewin co-producer Life After War photo by Jimmy Malecki     Back in
2002 we were in Park City at Sundance with Doug Pray of Scratch. It was
four months after 9/11, and we had heard about what was going on in
Afghanistan the previous night over dinner...

Punk Rock Biopic Hit At Sundance

Well
into its first frenzied weekend, one of the standout premieres at this
year's Sundance Film Festival is the musical biopic THE RUNAWAYS, based
on the girl punk rock group of the same name. The film is adapted from
the band's lead-singer Cherie Currie's book 'Neon Angel' - a reflection
of her experiences as a rock star...

Three world-premiere films from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival available for rent on youtube

As
further commitment to expanding audiences for independent films,
Sundance Institute today announced a collaboration with YouTube to make
available for rent three world-premiere films from the 2010 Sundance
Film Festival ...

Sundance Begins With A Howl

More
than 50 years after its initial publication, the tone poem HOWL is
still a shocking bit of humanism, a cry for tolerance and a yell for
individual self-expression. The poem's author, the beat poet Allen
Ginsberg, remained a controversial figure his entire life. The impact
of this envelope-pushing literary classic and the bohemian philosopher
who was its inspiration make for an appropriate opening night for this
year's Sundance Film Festival, the mecca of independent a...

Leon Gast's SMASH HIS CAMERA Showcases Notorious Paparazzo At Sundance Film Festival

A
controversial film will World Premiere in the US Documentary
Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. SMASH HIS CAMERA, from
Oscar-winning filmmaker Leon Gast (WHEN WE WERE KINGS) documents the
life of Ron Galella, the self-proclaimed paparazzo superstar who
pursued and made art of a celebrity world that despised him...

Vote for your Top-Ten List of Film Curses You may elect your best Film Curse using our Poll click to VOTE  ...

Dalai Lama and Harrison Ford Film inspires prison inmates to resolve conflicts

In
a rare opportunity to contemplate the nature of their own existence and
explore the essence of inner peace, dozens of inmates at two Texas
prisons gained insights during screenings of the award-winning
documentary film Dalai Lama Renaissance, narrated by Harrison Ford
(www.DalaiLamaFilm.com)...

24th Israel Film Festival U.S. Premiere of VOICES OF JERUSALEM

The
24th Israel Film Festival (IFF) U.S. Premiere of VOICES OF JERUSALEM,
directed by Ofer Naim commenced Monday, December 7, 5:15pm at the
School for Visual Arts (SVA) theatre, New York...

 

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MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL November 13 - November 20, 2010
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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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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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Punk Rock Biopic Hit At Sundance

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Festival Kick off Video Interview with Sundance Festival Director and Programmer

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Sundance Begins With A Howl

Spike Jonze Premieres I'm Here in Sundance

 

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Hervé Hadmar (Pigalle la nuit): itw par Cécile Rittweger

La vie au ranch, de Sophie Letourneur: itw par Cécile Rittweger

La reine des pommes:1er long métrage de Valérie Donzelli. interview par Cécile Rittweger

VIDEO INTERVIEWS FROM VESOUL

Interview avec Martine Therouanne, présidente du festival des Cinémas d'Asie

Retour sur l'histoire du Festival de Vesoul

Le programme du 16ème FICA - Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul

 

 


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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.
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