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NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010

                                                                                                                                                         
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Tokyo Fest by Liza Foreman
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 FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL - SHORTLISTS AND JURIES ANNOUNCED/ DANNY BOYLE TO RECEIVE BFI FELLOWSHIP
This year's London Film Festival jury has finally been announced along with the shortlist of the films up for Best Film Award, Best British Newcomer, Sutherland Award and the Grierson Award for Best Documentary.  The Best Film Award jury will be chaired by American actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, The Pledge, Shutter Island) and includes Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing),...

Twenty Narrative Features To Compete At American Film Festival
The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from ...

A Film Feast At Woodstock FF
You maybe have heard of Woodstock.....the pastoral country town, not just the famed music festival. For those in the know, the two should not be confused, since the seminal 1969 music concert happened nearly 50 miles away. But the spirit of those times lives on in Woodstock, New York, where films fill the screen, music rocks the clubs and, oh yes, pot smoke (still) is in the air. Tie-dye sti...

In LA? Two Great FREE Events for Indie Filmmakers This Week
If you're in LA this week, there are two FREE events you should check out:   Tuesday, September 28 (Burbank, 7-9pm) Video Symphony's Pizza & Post: What's New w/Cinema 4D's Release 12? http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2010/09/pizza-post-whats-new-in-cinem...   Friday, October 1 (Hollywood, 7-10pm) Reefer Movie Madness book release + screening of Dark Side of the Rainb...

It's Raining Film at RAINDANCE
Well, no one ever accused London of hogging too much of the world's great weather. In fact, it can be said that one of the reasons for the imperialistic urges of the British Empire was to find sunny climes and get out of the fucking rain. Well, rain is not a bad thing when it is a celluloid downpour, and that is what is on tap when the 18th edition of the Raindance Film Festival begins...

Tokyo Film Festival Press Conference
By Liza Foreman The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will hold a press conference to announce the lineup of films and events of the 23rd edition on September 30th, 2010at the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. The doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the press conference starts at 2:00 p.m. We cordially invite the press members to attend the press conference and obtain the latest information about the 23rd ...

Tokyo International Film Festival Announces Jury Head
By Liza Foreman The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that the award-winning Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan will be the Jury President for the International Competition at the 23rd TIFF. Jordan's films have been honored with numerous awards worldwide including the Oscar (The Crying Game), and BAFTAs for (Crying Game, The End Of The Affair). Company Of Wolves, his second film, wa...

Tokyo International Film Festival Spotlight on Bruce Lee
By Liza Foreman   This year, the TokyoInternational Film Festival (TIFF) will commemorate Bruce Lee, the king of Asianaction movies, with a showcase of Lee's movies as part of the festival'sWinds of Asia Middle-East section. This special tribute entitled"The 70th Anniversary: Bruce Lee to the Future", will screen the following films - Bruce Lee?s most successfulfilm "Enter the Drago...

 New blood and horror in Telluride’s film festival scene
 The Hawaii International Film Festival's line up
 Institute of Documentary Film at the Jihlava IDFF
 Honouring Democracy Award in Leipzig
 20 Independent Films competing at American Film Festival
 Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM
 Second Annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup
 Film Finance Forum Zurich wrapped
 Oldenburg wrap up figures and conclusions
 New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian
  “FOCUS 2010” Global Summit on Entertainment & Media
 Reeling 2010: The Chicago G&L Film Festival
 Common Ground from Asia Pacific Screen Awards
 Barebones script to screen festival
 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival

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 FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

LFF - PINK SARIS [2010] dir Kim Longinotto
PINK SARIS is easily one of the most interesting, relevant and fascinating documentaries I have ever seen. Kim Longinotto has pretty much raised the bar for all the documentaries that will be screening at the London Film Festival this year. Also, it is no wonder that it has been nominated for a few awards.  The film documents and celebrates Sampat Pal, a woman fighting social injustic...

RIP Sally
Good grief what a manic few days it has been here in Film Doctor world. Goodness knows how I managed to slip some PhD work in today during an otherwise manic day (had loads to sort out re Abertoir & film production shoot). One thing which happened this week that actually made me stop what I was doing for 15 minutes (and jsut not do anything) was when I heard the tragic news about Sally Menk...

NYFF Film In Focus: INSIDE JOB
As the worldwide economic crisis sputters into its third year, a new US documentary film attempts to illuminate how we got here. INSIDE JOB, an insightful investigation into the behind-the-scenes machinations and the in-the-headlines posturing that brought capitalism to its most challenging brink since the Great Depression. With the meticulous, comprehensive and penetrating style that he us...

Toronto International Film Festival 2010 Wrap-Up
With a slate of 300 films over 11 days, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which successfully wrapped on Sunday September 19th, is positioned as the second most important film festival in the world (behind Cannes). Like children in a candy store, the festival attracts 3,000 industry and press representatives from around the world, all eager to see the hotly anticipated fall Oscar cont...

100 Voices: A Journey Home in Select Theaters
By Maria Esteves Directors Danny Gold and Matthew Asner documentary 100 Voices: A Journey Home opened at the AMC Empire 25 in New York, Wednesday, September 22, 2010. This compelling and passionate musical documentary pays tribute to 1,300 cantors who died during the Holocaust of World War II. The film takes you on a spiritual journey to Poland the birthplace of Jewish cantor...

 Revealing the talent of Deon Taylor and Chain Letter, his film
 You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger ...and you will enjoy
 “Ahead of Time” a fascinating documentary on Ruth Gruber
 A Daughter’s Love of her Father in The Sicilian Girl
 Festival Of Films: no festival just VOD films


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 NEWS FROM THE KEY CIRCUIT PLAYERS 

The Remarkable Universe of Masahiro Shinoda
Running parallel to the stellar film program of this year's New York Film Festival is a finely curated retrospective series of films from Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda. This prominent director of the Japanese New Wave was fascinated by traditional Japanese aesthetics and the modernity of c...

Eugene Hernandez Leaving indieWIRE
Eugene Hernandez, the highly respected and well liked Founder and Editor-in-Chief of indieWIRE is leaving the leading news, information, and networking site to take on what he describes as ?a dream job? as Director of Digital Strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.   Hernandez founded...

Santa Fe Film Festival Seeking to Shake Corruption with New Management
Santa Fe Film Festival Facing Bankruptcy, Shakes Up Management In the wake of past corruption scandals, the Santa Fe Film Festival struggles to pay off debts to filmmakers while undergoing a change of management   By John C Morley, The Morley Report September 21, 201...

Introducing AFF Director Roman Gutek
The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL , the first film event in Eastern Europe completely devoted to classic and contemporary American independent works, will take place from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the historic city of Wroclaw, Poland. The Festival is the brainchild of Roman Gutek, a pioneering distrib...

 Christopher Lloyd is Back in 'Time, the Fourth Dimension'
 Enter the Void - Interview with Nathaniel Brown
 Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has new board members
 Clint Eastwood will be honored at MOTIFF festival

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 AWARDS

Harrison Ford To Be Honored In Santa Barbara
Indiana Jones himself will be on the scene when the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present its fifth annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film to legendary actor/producer Harrison Ford. The black-tie Gala, which serves as a fundraiser for the Festival will take place at t...

SAN SEBASTIAN´S GOLDEN SHELL TO NEDS by PETER MULLAN
THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 58th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members: Mr. GORAN PASKALJEVIC (Serbia) (President) Ms. JO ALLEN (UK)Mr. JOSE CORONADO (Spain)Ms. CLAUDIA LLOSA (Perú)Mr. RAYA MARTIN (Philippines)Mr. PABLO TRAPERO (Argentina)Ms. LUCY WALKER (UK) at a meeting on 2...

VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award
80 egunean/In 80 days wins the VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award.   As part of the International Film Festival, Fomento de San Sebastián will present the ?VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award? to the feature film which best reflects the natural, urban and cultura...

Julia Roberts - Donostia Award received in San Sebastian
Julia Roberts received in San Sebastian Donostia Award. Accompanied by Javier Bardem co-star in EAT,PREY,LOVE. Julia Roberts has participated in some of the most successful films of the last 20 years, working with top directors and becoming one of the most admired actresses in world cinema.   ...

Santa Fe Film Festival Seeking to Shake Corruption with New Management
Santa Fe Film Festival Facing Bankruptcy, Shakes Up Management In the wake of past corruption scandals, the Santa Fe Film Festival struggles to pay off debts to filmmakers while undergoing a change of management   By John C Morley, The Morley Report September 21, 201...

 Neds tops San Sebastian Awards
 NY/SF International Children's Film Festival Awards
 Milano Film Festival winners
 EFA nominations for best animated features
 The GRAND OFF World Independent Film Awards

 

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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
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" 
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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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