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NEWSLETTER N° 477: September 20, 2010

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 FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

The Valley Film Festival/Dances With Films September Mixer - 9/21
It's T-Minus 54 days to VFF10 and we're 3 days behind schedule, but that's not going to stop us from hanging out with our friends at Dances With Films!  If you're sensing a theme here, you're right. VFF & DWF have merged our monthly mixers. As an FYI, they're the 3rd Tuesday of the month and will alternate between The Valley, Hollywood, and West Side.  Last month we closed down The Hu...

Sony To Showcase Its Latest Digital Projection System at the 5th Annual Estes Park Film Festival
The Estes Park Film Festival recently announced that Sony will showcase its latest Digital Projection technology at the festival. All of this year's films will be projected digitally in high definition on the Sony VPL-FH300L digital projector. "With the help of Sony and Nick Molle Productions this year we will be able to deliver the ultimate digital cinema experience to our audience! It's t...

Dubai FF Announces Film Market Expansion
The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the prime meeting places for film professionals from all over the map. So, not only are films seen, bought and sold, but the Festival is also an important place to make important new announcements about upcoming productions and initiatives. Therefore, it was completely appropriate that the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), t...

A French Accent At TIFF
French filmmakers, film stars and business professionals are everywhere here at the Toronto International Film Festival, giving this year's a definite French accent. This is a long-running love story, with this city's film buffs in l'amour fou with French cinema, during TIFF and throughout the year. The Gala Presentations at the Festival, arguably the most prestigious section, boasts four Fre...

itzon - A revolutionary new festival platform not to be missed!! Let us tell you more...
The mission of itzon is to create an interactive online film festival and digital broadcast platform to showcase incredible, inspiring and revolutionary film content to a global audience. itzon will be a place to experience the best independent films, documentaries and animation. An innovative and fully interactive service for filmmaker and audience member alike; our vision is to play our part in...

"The Evangelist" for an Atheist Convention
Attendees of the Atheist Alliance International and Humanist Canada 2010 North American Convention will get an exclusive sneak preview of the International Freethought Film Festival. The Freethought Film Festival Foundation (FFFF) partnered with Atheist Alliance International (AAI) and Humanist Canada (HC), and committed as a convention sponsor of the AAI-HC 2010 North American Convention. The ...

 

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 FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

TIFF Film In Focus: MAMMA GOGO
When a filmmaker draws on his own experience to the extent that Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson has done in his wonderful memory film MAMMA GOGO, the intimacy of the revelations is almost disarmingly intimate. The prolific director, probably the best known from his native country and one of the most consistent in Scandinavia cinema, takes his audience on a personal journey as the ...

Joaquin Phoenix Doc: Is It A Hoax?
I'M STILL HERE, the not-very-flattering documentary by actor-turned-director Casey Affleck of his brother-in-law and best friend Joaquin Phoenix has been provoking controversy since it world premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Is the film, which had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week, a true portrait of the actor's rejection of movie st...

The Brits Are Back At TIFF
It has been a difficult few months for the British film industry. Not only has the economic recession made the film business even more challenging, but the controversy surrounding the shuttering of the UK Film Council has been acriminious, amidst charges of economic abuse and political favoritism. Even the venerable London Film Festival, which unspools next month, losts its main corporate spo...

TIFF Film In Focus: BEGINNERS
The courage to live one's truth....that is the potent theme of BEGINNERS, an emotional drama that had its world premiere on Saturday evening at the Toronto International Film Festival. American director Mike Mills, who made an assured debut in 2005 with the festival hit THUMBSUCKER handily mixes comedy and tragedy and guides his cast of top flight actors to convincing and moving performances. ...

 A Daughter’s Love of her Father in The Sicilian Girl

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Julian Schnabel: A Renaissance Man For Our Times
  Julian Schnabel strides two different worlds like a modern-day colossus. As a painter, sculptor and photographer, he has been in the A list of fine arts culture for more than 30 years. For the past decade, he has added "filmmaker extraordinaire" to his resume, becoming one of the most...

The Ladies Take Toronto
Nicole KidmanEllen Page, Catherine Keener, Marion Cotillard, Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren, Hilary Swank, Natalie Portman ...

Speakers for the October 2010 Filmmaker Forum announced
FILM INDEPENDENT'S 6TH ANNUAL FILMMAKER FORUM OCTOBER 29-31, 2010 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today the panelists for the sixth annual Filmmaker Forum, which will be held October 29-31 at t...

Stargazing In Toronto
Andrew GarfieldAnthony HopkinsBen AffleckCarey MulliganClint EastwoodClive OwenColin FirthDanny BoyleDavid SchwimmerDev PatelEdward NortonEllen Page ...

 

 1st London Iranian Film Festival - Selection Committee Announcement
 Joaquin Phoenix Doc: Is It A Hoax?
 EFA honours Bruno Ganz

 

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 AWARDS

Olivia Williams received FIPRESCI Award on behalf of Roman Polanski
Olivia Williams received FIPRESCI Award on behalf of Roman Polanski ...

Audience Award
Audience Award All the films presented during the Warsaw International Film Festival take part in the Audience Poll for the best film. Before each screening, members of the audience receive a coupon on which they mark the film as ?very good?, ?good?, ?so-so?, ?poor?, ?bad?. The coupons are collected...

History
25th Warsaw International Film Festival 9-18 October 2008 Total audience: 108,000 Cinemas: Multikino (4 rooms), Kinoteka (5 rooms), Kultura (1 room) Audience Award - best feature film: two films received exactly the same mark for the first time ever - 4.77. In the feature film category, the joint wi...

 

 Toronto International Film Festival Awards
 The award winners of the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival

 

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 The Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) November 13-18, 2010 Deadline for entry September 20
MOTIFF seeks to explore human rights issues and prevent hatred and genocide through the medium of film. 
MOTIFF will be screening independent films from around the globe that shine a light on human rights issues both past and present. 
Intertwined with classic films that bolster the Museum of Tolerance mission, it will be six days of education, understanding and culture.
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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
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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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