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NEWSLETTER N° 486: November 27, 2010

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Focus On Animation At Tallinn FF The tradition of animation, which has always been a strong cinematic element of Eastern Europe and the Baltics, is again on display at the Animated Dreams Animation Festival, which opens this evening in the cultural heritage city of Tallinn, Estonia. The Festival, one of five under the collective umbrella of POFF, begins its nearly-three week marathon of a diverse slate of films representing every cinematic genre and every corner of the globe. 
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Achtung berlin - new berlin film award - 13th - 20th April 2011
The Festival of the New German Cinemas of Berlin is entering its 7th year!   achtung berlin ? new berlin film award will again present within its different programme sections around 70 contemporary feature and documentary films of numerous running times from April 13th ? 20st 2011, which were either partially or completely involved with a film production, producer or director in Berlin o...

Intern interviews: Ana asks Ellen about her ÉCU experience
To kick start ÉCU?s new theme for 2011 we introduce you to Ellen Dumbadze, newest addition to the ÉCU staff. In her in interview with Ana (our ?creative content? intern) she tells us about her origins, her expectations, and her hands Ana: Hey Ellen, funny that we should meet at ÉCU! Tell me, where are you from? Ellen: Hi, I am from Georgia ? the country not the state! I was born in the cap...

Wondering about the ÉCU hand?
You may have noticed that we sneakily changed our graphics for ÉCU 2011 and you may have asked yourself, ?What the??? Well let us explain.  The ÉCU Team realizes that making an independent film is a lonely venture and The ÉCU Hand symbolises the festival?s commitment to letting these talented story-tellers know that ?You are not alone? and that ÉCU stands as a beacon of support f...

Girl Talk: Art and Copyright
by Marc Rickenbach American mash-up master Girl Talk has been the subject of much controversy due to his copyright-bending art and wild live shows. With a new album out (available as a free download), we take a look at an artist who calls attention to the possibilities of the Internet in enhancing creativity via mash-up style music videos ? which are in turn often put together from existing ...

It is our great pleasure to inform that the detailed program schedule of the film screenings and other events at Plus Camerimage Festival is available for download. You will find all the necessary information about locations, dates and times there. This year the screenings within the Festival will be held in the two screening rooms of Opera Nova and 3 screening rooms of Multikino. Additionally man...

Strong Sales Noted At IDFA
Despite the lingering economic doldrums that have hit the film industry (and the world at large) in the past few years, the sales environment at IDFA: the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, has been remarkably strong. That is the assessment of the market sidebar here, Docs For Sale, which ran until yesterday.  The sidebar hosts the screenings of market-invitation films, includi...

64th Locarno Film Fest "Open Doors" Programme to focus on India
For its next edition, the Locarno Festival?s co-production lab Open Doors will focus on India. The announcement was made on November 24 by Festival?s Artistic Director Olivier Père, and Nadia Dresti, Head of Locarno?s Industry Office, during the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India in Goa. "Everybody knows that India outpaces the world in film production, releasing arou...

Creative Commons: the Robin Hood of 21st century culture?
by Ana Soares It?s tough to be an artist in the era of copyright, so knowing that organizations like Creative Commons are out there, looking out for your right to be creative, can be at least reassuring. Whether you?re an independent or mainstream filmmaker, a musician or a scientist, a writer or an ayahuasca appreciator ? copyright laws concern you. If your job or hobby involves being cre...

A First of Its Kind Film Festival is Going There
A First of Its Kind Film Festival is Going There For Immediate Release  (Tampa, November 23, 2010) The Freethought Film Festival Foundation is hosting the First Annual International Freethought Film Festival in May of 2011, at the historic Tampa Theatre located at 711 Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, Florida, USA. Opening night is Friday the 13th. The weekend-long event will run through May15...

 The 4 +1 Festival has drawn 7500 in the five cities/countries
 Black Market and Baltic Event industry focus
 IFTA production conference monitize indie film inthe digital market
 Mamta Banerjee inaugurates 41st edition of IFFI 2010
 Focus On Animation At Tallinn FF
 Symposium on creative producing
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 Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn


Disney's Pollen opens FIFE the 28th Festival International du Film D'Environment in Paris!
It was an inspiring evening for the environment here in Paris last night. Louie Schwartzberg?s beautiful film ?Pollen? (In English ?Hidden Beauty ? A Love Story that Feeds the Earth?) about the life-sustaining relationship between flowers and bees, butterflies, bats and birds is not onlya pleasure to watch but educational for all ages. I was not the only one captivated by the film ...

Christmas Comes Early To Tallinn FF
Christmas is coming a little early to Tallinn this year, as the Black Nights Film Festival kicked off its 2010 edition last evening with a contemporary Christmas tale. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is the feature debut of Jalmari Helander, a Finnish director who has enjoyed a successful career as an award-winning director of television commercials. He has also made a series of award-winnin...

One of the things that a documentary film can do best is to provide a much deeper analysis and background to stories that one first encounters on the daily news or in the newspapers. A case in point is THE GREEN WAVE, a bracing and inventive look at the ?green uprising? that spontaneously grew following the fixed Iran elections of 2009. Famous for being the first televised uprising that was...

Films Transit Has Record Year At IDFA
Films Transit International, the premiere distributor of international documentaries with offices in Montreal and New York, is having a record year at this year's IDFA, the world's largest and most prestigious documentary film festival. The company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has an impressive 11 films represented in both the Festival and the  parallel Docs For Sale market, in...

Isabelle Giordano, Paris Fife's Godmother launches the festival with Naked Beauty -Pollen from Disneynature
Isabelle Giordano the godmother of the 28th edition of the International Environmental Film Festival opened the festival at MK2 Bibliothèque to a full crowd of VIP's and environment and industry players. Jean Paul Huchon introduction speech detailed the Ile de France - region's plans and challenges in the environmental field. Jean François Camilieri the founder of Disneynature opening film Nake...

Icelandic short film festival
Welcome to The Northern Wave International film festival, Iceland. ...

Student And Short Films Take Center Stage In Tallinn
In the run-up to the main event of international feature films that begins later this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the organization is presenting several thematic programs. Just Film is devoted to films, videos and interactive projects for children and young adults. Animated Dreams offers a diverse selection of animation from around the world, as well as showcasing animated...

 Student And Short Films Take Center Stage In Tallinn
 IDFA Programs Focus On Emerging Talents
 Solaris Kino becomes the first fully digital multiplex in Central and Eastern Europe
 Interview with director Im Sang-soo! THE HOUSEMAID
 Heart Breaking and Beautiful: Anita Killi's Angry Man


ScreenSingapore Making a Buzz at Film Markets around the World with heavyweight industry ambassadors
Richard J. Fox Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Entertainment International A highly respected member of the international film community, Richard Fox serves as Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros Entertainment. A 35-year company veteran, he work...

IDFA Head Ally Derks To Be Honored at HOT DOCS
Consider it one documentary festival honoring its sister documentary festival across the was announced today that Hot Docs, Canada's leading documentary film event, will present IDFA director Ally Derks with the 2011 Doc Mogul Award, recognizing an individual who, over the course of ...

Face2Face with Holly Hunter at Stockholm Festival
Holly Hunter is this years president of the Jury. Under saturday evening she had a Face2Face at Skandia. 20 nov 2010 Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz Photo: Carla Orrego...

Remembering Dino D Laurentiis
This past week on November 10, 2010, marked the death of a golden age Hollywood producer, Dino De Laurentiis. His death last week at the age of 91 has struck a cord for many cinephiles. For me, the first thing that came to mind upon hearing his death was to praise him for the production ...

 Interview with San Francsco Int’l Animation Fest Programmer
 IDFA Director Blasts Arts Budget Cuts
 Romuald Karmakar to be Jury President of Dialogue en perspective
 Nicole Kidman to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award in Santa Barbara
 Over 2000 Guests at 2010 IDFA


Animation Winners In Tallinn
Animated Dreams, one of the most important animation festivals in the Baltic and Nordic regions which ran between 19th and 23rd November, has revealed the winners for 2010. The International Competition showcased some of the finest global animated shorts selected from more than 400 entries. T...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'
Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnovi?, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the fi...

Molodist XL opening ceremony

L'Alternativa - Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona Awards 2010
L'Alternativa - Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona Awards 2010 Fiction Feature Award (6000?) The Jury for the Official Feature Film Section at the 17th edition of l'Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival, made up of Julio Lamaña, Albert Plans and Lorenzo...

Gus Van Sant received Stockholm Visionary Award 2010 at Skandia.
Gus Van Sant arrives Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz ...

Barbara Visser Wins Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award
Dutch documentarian Barbara Visser has won the 2010 Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award, announced by the fund?s chair Jacob Kohnstamm at the opening ceremonies of IDFA, the largest documentary film festival in the world. The prize of ? 125,000 was awarded for the realization of her pla...

 Boston Jewish Film Festival awards
 Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'
 Barbara Visser Wins Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award
 Barcelona Independent Film FestivalL'Alternativa Awards
 Annonce du Palmares 2010 des prestigieux HOT BIRD TV Awards
 Closing of exground filmfest 23, winners announced
 Interfilm Berlin winners announced


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 The Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood - Winter quarterly edition calling 
The LACFH will take place on January 19th 2010 at the Award Winning Whitefire Theater in Los Angeles California.  The LACFH is here to provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to have their work recognized, judged and awarded.  Operating as a quarterly festival, we pride ourselves on being able to showcase entertaining domestic and international materials from talented independent filmmakers 4 times a year.  21 awards will be up for grabs between the 9 categories.
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 The Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market June 21-27, 2011 
Now in its 17th year, celebrated as one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world, the Palm Springs International ShortFest has become known world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. . Film submissions are now being accepted through March 1, 2011.
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 Golden Age of Television & Short Script Competition! Final deadline November 15th
Send in those pilots, those specs, those MOW's and those short scripts now and kick off the new year in style with CASH and PRIZES that will position you for the 2011 spec season with a polished script that TV Exec Jen Grisanti and writer/producer Charles Rosin have read!

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 Palm Beach Women International Film Festival April 7 – April 10, 2011
The mission of the festival is to produce a world class film festival that will inspire, promote and support women filmmakers, is equally devoted to supporting and enriching local women filmmakers and to serve our community by contributing to the economy and its diverse cultural population.
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 Itzon - An Online Monthly Film Festival (Rolling Submission)
itzon showcases the best in documentary, animation and fiction from around the globe on an innovative and interactive digital online broadcast platform: the future of TV. Quality film submissions of any length are welcome from all genres worldwide. In addition to the festival awards, itzon offers filmmakers the opportunity to truly interact with their audiences, earn revenue from their VoD viewing figures as well as sell merchandise for their films through the site. 
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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

 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 

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