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NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010

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Three US Film Festivals To Launch QR Code Campaigns

For the first time in the US, three film festivals, two on the west coast and one on the east coast, will be using QR Codes on a variety of material to bridge the physical world with the digital world. The Port Townsend Film Festival (September 24-26), the New Hampshire Film Festival (October 14-17) and the Edmonds International Film Festival (October 20-24) will permit individuals to snap a QR Code with their smart phone cameras from a number of items: newspaper ads, posters, passes, program ...

The Clearwater Film Festival Opening Night Event at Capitol Theater and Water's Edge

The Clearwater Film Festival will be holding their Opening Night Gala at Capitol Theater with party immediately following at the exclusive luxury residences of Water's Edge in downtown Clearwater.  Enjoy a fully catered event with live music by Harpist Taylor Mills accompanied by Flutist Pam Irwin.   This spectacular evening will showcase an animation, short film and feature film to be announced on September 2 along with the entire festival schedule.  Tickets are limited to this f...

BUFF 2010

The British Urban Film Festival 2010 4th, 5th, 6th September  For immediate release Chairman's formal announcement The British Urban Film Festival returns. The annual 3-day event which is free to all ages kicks off on Saturday 4th September at Tottenham’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre – named after the black Labour politician who was MP for the area for over a decade. The stage play-turned-movie “Sus”, starring Clint Dyer, Rafe Spall & Ralph Brown, will be screened on the opening nig...

Montreal Kicks Off Busy Festival Season

  The calendar may still say August, but the busy Fall film festival season kicks off in earnest in Montreal later this week as the Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) will celebrate its 34th edition. The Festival, one of the only FIAPF A-Class film festivals in North America, is the first in a marathon that will take film buffs and professionals to film events in Toronto, Venice, San Sebastian, New York, Woodstock, Deauville and Chicago (just to name a prominent few)...

Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

Showcasing 35 of the latest independent films from around the world, the 5th Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 17-19 at the Historic Park Theatre in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the nati...

2010 Asian American International Film Festival Q&A: Ketchup

The 33rd Asian American International Film Festival 2010 (AAIFF10) Special Presentation of Eye on Taiwan short film series sponsored by Asian CineVision (ACV) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), New York, commenced Saturday, July 17, 7:30 pm, at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, New York. A special Q&A session with producer/director Wenchung Lu, of Ketchup, moderated by AAIFF program manager Martha C.M. Tien immediatelyfollowed the presentat...

Los Angeles Latino Film Festival rocks on in 14th Year

The 14th Los Angeles Urban Latino Film Festival Shorts Program Hits Home Runs   I Was so impressed with That program That I did not want it to end . Having attended many shorts programs at Film Festivals in the last 2 weeks this one knocked me into a world of reality .

Highlights from the Viennale

NEW FEATURE FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES AT THE VIENNALE As in previous years, the main program of the festival consists of about 130 feature films and reveals a kind of state of production: a representation of current world cinema and its various developments and tendencies..

Dance Camera Istanbul is an international Dance Film & Dance Photography Festival

Dance Camera Istanbul is an international Dance Film & Dance Photography Festival while "Seeing Dance Through the Lens" and founded by a group of independent artists and art explorers who are building a greater awareness of multicultural art forms in connection with the field of dance.  

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 Locarno to start European tour
 Marbella 24 Hour Film challenge 2010
 AITP open air films in Amsterdam!
 Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Short Film Line-up of 100
 Film Finance Forum at Zurich Film Festival
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11th New York International Latino Film Festival Opening Night Video Coverage
by Maria Esteves - August 26, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 (NYILFF10) presented by HBO was held at theaters in New York City, July 27 - August 1, 2010. NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla, executive director Elizabeth Gardner, HBO vice president, acquisition & multicultural marketing Lucinda Martinez-Desir, and many others opened the 2010 NYI...

The Girl Who Played With Fire Fundraising Event
The Girl Who Played With Fire, the highly anticipated second instalment of the Millennium Trilogy, is coming to Cornwall in September. Noomi Rapace reprises her role as Lisbeth Salander, described by esteemed critic Roger Ebert as ?compelling as any movie character in recent memory.?   When a researcher and Millennium journalist on the cusp of exposing Sweden?s sex trade are murdered, Lisbeth?...

Board Shorts
Board Shorts 2010 is an unmissable celebration of perspectives on surf culture in film, video, photography, paint, picture and craft.  This year?s event kicks off at 2pm, featuring screenings of filmmakers' work throughout the afternoon...

11th NY Intl Latino Film Festival Opening Night Premiere of THE DRY LAND Red Carpet & After Party Photos
The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 (NYILFF10) presented by HBO Opening Night New York Premiere of THE DRY LAND, written/directed by Ryan Piers Williams, commenced Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 7:00 PM, at the School for Visual Arts (SVA) theatre. 2010 NYILFF Opening Night VIP Reception preceded the premiere film. 2010 NYILFF Opening Night red c...

THE NEIGHBOR To World Premiere In Montreal
Nothing ignites interest like a world premiere, and this year's Montreal World Film Festival is boasting several. Among its most highly anticipated red carpet events is the presentation of THE NEIGHBOR, a film written and directed by Naghmeh Shirkhan. The film will be screened in the First Films World Competition section. Starring Azita Sahebjam, Tara Nazemi, Parisa Wahedi, Kamyar Mahinsa,...

Finding Romance In Cairo
What do women want? It is a question for the ages?.and one usually, asked and even answered by men. However, a rare feminine point of view of this ageless subject is on display in the new feature film CAIRO TIME, written and directed by Ruba Nadda and starring the gloriously talented Patricia Clarkson. The film is currently  in theatrical release in North America via specialty distribu...

 Ghent Film Festival announces opening film Madly in Love
 Wall Street closing Zurich

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"Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin" to Premier en Reelzchannel
TV About Movies® today announced a lively and no-holds barred look at the week in show business and tapped veteran entertainment reporter Sam Rubin to host the weekly half-hour show ?Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin.' Think The McLaughlin Group meets Real Time with Bill Maher with a Hollywood ...

French Bad Boy Romain Duris
French bad boy actor Romain Duris will be feted on screen for three Wednesdays starting tonight, as the BAMcinematek, one of New York's most adventurous arthouse cinemas, explores the work of one of Europe?s most popular young actors. Already a major star in his native France, Duris is buildin...

 Matthew Modine accepts Global Citizen award at Martha's Vineyard Festival
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 Angelina Shows her “Salt”
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 Julia Roberts to attend San Sebastian with Eat Prey Love
 P. Bogdanovich to become Virginia Film Festival Fellow

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Locarno festival Awards
Concorso internazionale (International Competition) The Jury The official jury of the 63rd Festival del film Locarno: President: Eric Khoo, Filmmaker (Singapore) Golshifteh Farahani, Actress (Iran) Melvil Poupaud, Actor (France) Lionel Baier, Filmmaker (Switzerland) Joshua Safdie, Filmmake...

 Award winners World Cinema Amsterdam announced

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 The Environmental International Film Festival Paris November 24-30, 2010
The festival proposes an international program, addressing themes such as the environment, sustainable development, ecology, urbanism and our society.
An Official Competition (documentaries, fictions and short) 5 awards. The next edition of the Festival will take place from 24 till 30 November 2010   
Registration for documentaries, short films and fictions open until September 3rd . 
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 The Los Angeles Music Video Festival January 2011
The Festival will bring together the independent music and independent film communities of Los Angeles in a celebration of local musical talent and creativity like never before. If you make music, make videos, like music videos or know anyone who does, come be a part of the movement to save music videos. Join the festival and submit your videos though fest21.com.
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 ECU 2011 1st-3rd April 2011
Since its inception five years ago, The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) has become the premier arena in Europe for independent filmmakers to screen their films tolarge international audiences , to network with producers , talent scouts, agents and distributors as well as exchange ideas with other indie filmmakers. SUBMIT NOW 

 Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival September 15th - 26th, 2010 
The Wine Country Film Festival, established in 1986, is a premier showcase of international feature films, short films and documentaries. The Festival includes theatrical presentations as well as the popular "Films al Fresco" screenings under the stars in spectacular vineyard settings. The Festival features films of all genres with special sections such as "Cinema of Conscience", "The Arts in Film", "EcoCinema", "Indies Today", "International Perspectives" and "CineLatino Showcase." Submit Online

 The 8th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries – “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” September 11 - 17, 2010
«Pacific Meridian»  is an International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacific Countries are the countries surrounded by Pacific Ocean and countries of South-East Asia including India. 
The Film Festival is held in Vladivostok, one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Ocean coast. 
Submit online  in one these sections: Animation, comedy, documentary, drama, family and youth (Fiction & Non Fiction), features, Horror

 8th ANGEL FILM AWARDS MONACO FILM FESTIVAL December 9-12, 2010 
One of the Premiere European awards festivals, annual competitive special interest film festival of 50 awards of various genres held in Monaco. Are the pioneers of non violent cinema from around the world, includes special nomination "Angel Peace Award" televised 2007 BBC World.Submit now
through FestivalExpress Check the blog on fest21.com

18 th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 29 September – 10 October 2010
The 18 th Raindance Film Festival is now open for submissions
. Raindance is Europe's leading independent film festival and takes place annually in London's West End. Raindance showcases features and shorts made by independent filmmakers from all around the world and promotes all aspects of independent cinema, from guerrilla-style no-budget shorts to international indie blockbusters. Submit now
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THE CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVALSeptember 29 - October 3, 2010 
The Clearwater Film Festival is a platform built to showcase seasoned filmmakers and emerging artists who demonstrate the synergy of the actor, writer and director. Quality film submissions of any length are welcome from all genres worldwide. The festival will have 5 venues and accommodate up to 29,000 people.  Submit online through FestivalExpress 
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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. 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 
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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.

 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Spring Summer Edition inNew York:
The NYIIFVF is a competitive event and is dedicated to making things happen for emerging filmmakers and screenwriters. The festival has cultivated excellent relationships with thousands of companies in both cities.
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"A russian artist in lack of inspiration, finds in murders committed by her girlfriend, a way to create paintings for the important exhibition end of the month..." 
Art et Décès aka Glamrock City by Christophe Kay Kourdouly was Awarded Best Film in the foreign category Gold Remi Award by Houston Worldfest as a US premiere and had a Cannes debut May 19th 

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