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NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010

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La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX
April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010
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BERLIN DAILIES ON FEST21.COM

The 60th Berlinale--Retrospektively Speaking
Interview with Dieter Kosslick observations and a look back on 2010 Berlinale


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. FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Coverage from Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
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New York's Love Affair With French Cinema
New Yorkers are in love again, l'amour fou as they say, with French cinema. Not only has the film "Un Prophete" emerged as one of the big international hits of the year (a much deserved...

....We Have A Dream and Still We Rise....
XXV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2010 (May 4-8) We have a dream! We came from privileged backgrounds in the USA. Families intact, sufficient economic resources, university education, travel...

7th edition of Dubai International Film Festival to be held next December
The seventh edition of the Dubai International Film Festival, the definitive film festival of the Arab world, Asia and Africa, will be held from December 12 to 19, 2010.   The latest edition...

DOK.FEST München preview
In May the waiting will be over. The Munich International Documentary Film Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary! From 5th - 12th May 2010, the festival's new Directors, Christian Pfeil and Daniel Sponsel, invite you to view the most significant of contemporary documentaries and meet and celebrate with filmmakers from all over the world. SECTIONS At the heart of DOK.fest is, as always, the International Compet...

Friars Club Comedy Film Festival sets date for second edtion in septembre
The second annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival will take place September 23rd - 26th in New York City. Submissions are now open for film-makers at www.friarsclub.com/filmfestival and the deadline is July 30th.   This year's film festival will again be a four day celebration of comedy movies presented by the legendary Friars Club - whose iconic membership includes the world's funniest actors and comedians. Proceeds from the festival will benefit...

Terracotta Festival organisers break the news of their Opening Film on twitchfilm.net. Jackie Chan's latest film, ‘Little Big Soldier', a period-action road-trip movie, will open the festival on 6th May 2010. The film by Ding Sheng is set during the time when China wasn't yet a country and was still comprised of seven warring states. Jackie Chan plays a reluctant conscript from one of these states and finds himself fortuitously capturing an enemy general, whom he planned to bring back to his home state to trade for discharge from army service. Other highlights from t...

This year's Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 21 - May 2 in Lower Manhattan.
The Festival program features an international line-up of 85 feature length and 47 short films that will be announced shortly. Tribeca has also announced two new initiatives that bring the Festival experience into people's homes: Audiences across the U.S. will be able to watch a selection of films from this year's Festival through the Tribeca Film Festival Virtual (TFF Virtual). TFF Virtual will also feature panel discussions, Q&A's with filmmakers and actors, live TFF red carpet ...

Full Sail University returns as primary sponsor of next Florida Film Festival
Full Sail University (fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment institution located near Orlando, FL, is proud to return as primary sponsor of the 19th Annual Florida Film Festival, (floridafilmfestival.com) being held April 9 through April 18, which will present the theme "Film Sweet Film." This year marks the return of Full Sail University's sixth year as the primary sponsor and thirteenth year with the Festival.         &nbs...

La Résidence de la Cinéfondation hosts its 20th session
Since March 1st 2010, and until July 15th, La Résidence de la Cinéfondation welcomes its 6 latest winning candidates to support them in the writing of their first or second feature and help them prepare their film. The jury selected two female and four male filmmakers from the 200 applicants. Daniel Joseph BorgmanDaniel Joseph Borgman was born in 1981 in the small coastal town of Dunedin in New Zealand. After studying Film Science at Otago University, he moved to Copenhagen,...

First highlights of Nippon Connection film program
Guadalajara Film Festival Notches 25 Years
Line-up at its finest: prominent speakers at FMX 2010
Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will reawaken zombies
Matadero Madrid is the new headquarters for DOCUMENTA MADRID 10


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AWARDS ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

The European Independent Film Festival Wraps and announces its Awards
The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe's premier event for independent cinema, announces the festival's award winners. ÉCU 2010, in partnership with G-Technology by Hitachi, screened 72 films from 28 countries over the weekend of the 12th, 13th and 14th of March 2010 at Cinéma Le Grand Action and Le Triomphe Théâtre in Paris. Twenty-three awards were given out at the ceremony. Winners include Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun from Lost Paradise(France) for "Best Director...

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AMPAS Official 2010 New York Oscar Evening Gala Coverage

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82nd Annual Academy Awards Winners

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FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

EFP launches programme highlighting European and Turkish films
BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY at the Istanbul International Film Festival (April 3-18, 2010)   NOTHING PERSONAL by Urszula Antoniak With BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be launching a new programme at the 29th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival. Between April 12-14, the festival, in close cooperation with EFP, will highlight and present 10 current European and 12 Turkish productions of up-and-coming directors. Apart from the aim...

"Oceans" will premiere at the 2010 Going Green Film Festival

Festival Director Patrice Williams announced today that Disneynature's "Oceans" will premiere at the 2010 Going Green Film Festival at the Writers Guild Theatre in Los Angeles, April 4, 2010. The festival runs April 2-4, 2010. With "Oceans" Disneynature, Disney's newest independent film label, explores the vast and mysterious waters that cover more than two-thirds of our world's surface. "Earth" grossed $16.1 million dollars its opening weekend and set record...

Controversial award winning docu inks distrib deal with pineaple media
"A professional, emotional and thought-provoking documentary that truly deserves recognition" (Todd Konrad, Independent Film Quarterly)   "Murder in America: The Sarah Cherry Story is the real Law and Order" (Gerald Wright, Rotten Tomatoes)   "A compelling and well-balanced film" (Richard Atteih, Pineapple Media)   Sarah Cherry   Another U.S. independent production gets recognized ...

Controversy at 2010 berlinale: JUD SUESS resurrected

Wall Street 2 the trailer

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PEOPLE NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance
What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in...

XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2009 - Conversation with Sarah Diehl, PART 1 and 2
XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2009 May 7-10 Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) John-F.-Kennedy Platz 10825 Berlin http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC09/bic_09.htm Conversation with Sarah Diehl, filmmaker AWARD Best film/video by a German filmmaker or a filmmaker residing in Germany ABORTION DEMOCRACY - POLAND/SOUTH AFRICA Director: Sarah Diehl, Germany 2008 Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith co-founder...

 

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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"
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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 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.
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CALL FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
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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
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: March 15). 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 .

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La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX
April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010
La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de promouvoir les futurs professionnels de l’image et célébrer une génération née avec La Géode.
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Trophées du Public aux comédiens et films de l'année 2009
Cinéma : pour la première fois, le Grand Public va récompenser les Comédiens et les Films les plus populaires de l?année 2009 ...

UniFrance de retour à Tokyo avec le 18e Festival du film français au Japon du 18 au 22 mars 2010
UniFrance organise le 18e Festival du film français au Japon - 2010 à Tokyo du 18 au 22 mars  2010, Jane Birkin en sera la marrai...

Les 15es Rendez-vous with French Cinema à New York
Du 11 au 21 mars, uniFrance et la Film Society du Lincoln Center célèbreront le cinéma...

Ouverture du 12ème Festival International du Film Documentaire de Thessalonique

Cinéfondation: Bienvenue aux Résidents de la 20e session!

Le Palmarès du Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons

l'European Spiritual Film Festival devient un lieu de rencontre et de découverte

Les inscriptions au Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX La Géode sont ouvertes

 

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