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NEWSLETTER N° 451: February 3, 2010


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SUNDANCE DAILIES ON FEST21.COM

Sundance's Chilly Winner

European Docs Shine At Sundance

About Sundance, a look back at 10 days of different, watch the video testimonials

Sundance Film Festival jury and audience award winners

Hasidic Drug Dealers At Sundance

Deals (Finally) Blossom At Sundance

Sundance, Can We Talk?

Chinese Mass Migration At Sundance FF

Mark Ruffalo Dons Director's Cap

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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Vote to establish the Top 10 Festivals ranking
Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, Tribeca, Cannes, Locarno,
Montreal, Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian Which one goes first (cannes?),
second... Take the quick poll and vote online to establish the audience
ranking...

Texas Black Film Festival 2010! Premieres, Workshops, and Awards.

10-10-10
It goes something like this. Seven years running, the Santa Barbara International
Film Festival has made dreams come true with a themed student competition
that pairs industry professionals with student filmmakers. Appropriately,
this year’s theme is Twenty-Five. Final Draft and Business First
Bank sponsored the competition with The Riordan Foundation providing a
grant...

McFarlane Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge will feature independent fan films set in the McFarlane universe

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival adds a Youth Program "Young Ladies & Gentlemen"

All Roads leading to NCPA for Mumbai International Film Festival in Mumbai.  

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kick Off

Meet Indie Filmmaker: DEADSIDE  

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AWARDS ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Announced

Oscar Snubs and Surprises
Yes, we all expected AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER to have good showings
for this morning's Oscar nomination announcements (they are both tied
at 9 nominations each) and we were not surpris...

Tiger winners announced .

Jury's award short films in International Film Festival Rotterdam
During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony for Short Films on Monday,
February 1, 2010 in festival location Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the
winning short films of the 39th International Film Festival Rotter...

Sundance Film Festival jury and audience award winners
Thirty-four films were awarded prizes in 29 categories, honoring both
veteran and first-time filmmakers from the U.S. to Spain, Cambodia, and
beyond. First-year Festival Director John Cooper had brand...

Slamdance announces 2010 Award Winners
by Marla Lewin 2010 marked the 16th anniversary of the Slamdance Film
Festival, a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent.
Slamdance was founded by independent filmmakers and is ...

LOS GOYAS 2010 - NOMINEES LUNCH

A road to the GOYAS ? Best Film Nominees
Los Goyas,Spanish equivalent to the OSCAR or BAFTA were created in 1987...

 

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FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Sundance's Chilly Winner
Maybe it is the altitude or its location high in the Wasatch Mountains
of Utah, but Sundance Film Festival jurors seem to gravitate towards
films that can be both chilly (and chilling) in tone and execution. Two
years ago, it was FROZEN RIVER , a film about border smuggling in the
frozen tundra of upstate New York that put one in the mood for an
overcoat and a teeming cup of Ovaltine. Last year's winner PRECIOUS ,
which just secured an impressive five Oscar nominations this morning,
was less environmentally chilly but ultimately chilling in its
depiction of urban poverty and child abuse...

No Rock Unturned
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to announce “
When You Are Strange ” will be screened on Friday, February 5th at 7:00
pm at The Lobero Theater with The Morrison Family and guitarist Robby
Kreiger in attendance and on Sunday, February 7th at 9:30 pm at
Victoria Hall with drummer John Densmore and keyboardist Ray
Manzarek...

European Docs Shine At Sundance

Hasidic Drug Dealers At Sundance

Sundance 2010 Films Sold So Far

The Kids Are All Right Premieres at Sundance Film Festival to Rave Reviews

Deals (Finally) Blossom At Sundance

Tarantino will preside over a special presentation of POSSE at Santa Barbara Festival

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PEOPLE NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Kathryn Bigelow: Poised To Make History
With the announcement of Oscar nominations this morning and a
definitive win at last weekend's Directors Guild of America Awards,
helmer Kathryn Bigelow is poised to make history as the first wom...

Head of Marketing Appointed at Celestial Pictures
Celestial Pictures (Celestial), the Asian motion picture company and
operator of pay-TV channels CELESTIAL MOVIES, CELESTIAL MOVIES ASIA,
CELESTIAL CLASSIC MOVIES and WaTV, announces today the app...

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010
Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Each Board consists of a group
of distinguished experts in a variety of entertainment-rel...

Demi Moore and Kevin Bacon Join Campaign with Their Own Refreshing Ideas
Starting today, America can cast their votes at
http://www.refresheverything.com/ for the refreshing consumer-generated
ideas that they believe will make a positive impact on their
communities. This ...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: DEADSIDE
What would you be willing to sacrifice? DEADSIDE, directed by Mark
Triller and an ÉCU 2010 Student Film submission is a
psychological-thriller short about a couple who have to make an
untimely d...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: ENTWINED
.   Actress Barbara Wilson and director Reeve Nixon on the set of
?Entwined.?  ?Entwined? is about an elderly lady forced to confront her
fears of living and dying with regrets as she spends the ...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: SPUNKBUBBLE
British director Tom Browne talks to us about his film ?Spunkbubble?
recently entered in ÉCU?s European Dramatic Short category. As original
as it is violent, the film is shot entirely as survei...

Sundance, Can We Talk?
Joan Rivers, the queen of comedy who has been perfecting her craft in
a career that spans over five decades, is as unlikely a personality as
one would expect to find in the uber-indie surrounding...

Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has announced new Worldwide President of Marketing.
Relativity Media LLC ("RML") CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has announced today
that Geoffrey Ammer will be joining Relativity as the new Worldwide
President of Marketing.       ...

Hollywood celebrities encourage Americans to support relief efforts for the Haitian citizens
Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tim McGraw, Julia Roberts, Meryl
Streep and Reese Witherspoon Join Ad Council and American Red Cross to
Launch PSA to Support Victims of Earthquake in Haiti PSA direc...

 

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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
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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.
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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ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DOTFEST April 1 - 18, 2010
We invite you to participate in our international online short film festival – Dotfest.
We are looking for any short films made after January 2007 with running
time no more than 10 minutes that fall under any of the categories:
Fiction, Animation, Music video and Experimental films. To find out
more and submit — click and visit: www.dotfest.net

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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16ème FICA - Festivalinternational des Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul (du 26
janvier au 02 février2010)   26000 spectateurs pour cette 1...

Présentation de la Biennale du Cinéma Espagnol à Annecy
Du 13 au 23 mars, Annecysera le siège de la 14e édition de la Biennale
du Cinéma Espagnol.Un des événements les plus importantes...

Nomination de Marie-Anne Raulet à la Direction Générale de la Coop Vidéo
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poste de directrice générale de l'organisme.« Nous sommes ravis...

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Brussels Short Film Festival: le court reviendra en force du 29 avril au 09 mai à Ixelles, au Bozar et en Wallonie.
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récente, des films pour les jeunes, pour les plus tout jeune, p...

Les 17es Trophées du Film français ont été décernés à Audiard, Avatar, Coco et Nicolas (le petit)...
Les 17es Trophées du Film français ont été décernés jeudi 28 janvier.
Ils ont récompensé les champions du box-office et des audie...

Fantastic' arts Plein les yeux l?exposition des Artistes Confirmés
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