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NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

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Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Sofia SIFF 2011
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Fantasporto by Bruno Chatelin
Belgrade by Radmila Djurica

BigPond Adelaide Film Festival wrap figures and awards
The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival has been a huge success with 30 sold out sessions and an overall increase in attendances of 22%, contributing to a 16% increase in box office revenue from 2009. BAFF audience members also voted via SMS and online to vote the stunning new Australian film ...

French Collector, Archivist and Showman Extraordinaire Will Present Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D at the Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA ? The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21?May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary ...

12 Feature-length Documentaries from 11 Countries Contend for $60,000 in Cash Prizes San Francisco, CA ? The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21?May 5) today announced its Documentaries in Competition for the esteemed Golden Gate Awards. The International will award close t...

Cinequest Film Festival 21 wrapped
Cinequest Film Festival 21 (CQFF21) proved to be so much more than a film festival by continuing to transform lives across the globe through discovery, innovation, connecting and creativity. The festival celebrated 75 U.S., North American and World Premieres representing over 41 countries. Enhan...




Linda Olszewski "selection committee member for the Academy Awards also known as Oscars" will be part of the jury at IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival in Balchik. One of surprises of the Festival this year is the all-female jury. The jury members are chosen to represent the female empowerment in film industry, which is perceived as a...

Film festival Go Short kicks off with a statement!
The third edition of Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen kicked off with a statement. "We have an asshole government that is killing the art?". The festival opened with the world premiere of Danyael Sugawara's new film After You, a film made as a statement against the...

The 5th Annual Korean American Film Festival New York, March 17-20th at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on 23rd Street in NYC Korean filmmakers, musicians, and actors, make up the 5th Annual KAFFNY happening THIS weekend in New York! 5 Full length features, 5 Talks, 29 Shorts, 6 films from Retrospective honoree, Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, and much more await you this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 18-20th! You don?t have to travel hours by airplane to get an education in Korean art, c...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights
Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. A...

South Beach Meets Sicily at the 6th Annual Sicilian Film Festival, April 7 to 13, 2011
Salvo Vincent Bitonti (Artistic Director), Laura Delli Colli (Cinema Journalist/Presenter), Franco Nero (Actor), and Emanuele Viscuso (President) at the Gran Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido, Venice, Italy Miami Beach, FL?March 8, 2011?For seven days in April, themercury will rise as South Beach meets Sicily at the 6th Annual Sicilian Film Festival (SFF) ? April 7 to13, 2011. The screenings will be...

Santa Cruz Film Festival to Kick Off Extravaganza April 9, 2011
The Santa Cruz Film Festival is celebrating the launch of its 10th Anniversary Season with a red carpet gala tribute to old Hollywood at the fabulous Top of the Ritt in Downtown Santa Cruz. Come as your favorite star from the golden age of cinema! Join the Festival team, supporters, filmmakers and other film lovers at the 2011 SCFF Kick Off Extravaganza and see for yo...

La Semaine de la Critique all over the world for its 50th edition
In May, La Semaine de la Critique will celebrate its 50th edition. Since in 1962, La Semaine de la Critique has remained steadfast in its devotion to its tradition of discovering new talent by showcasing first and second feature films by directors from all over the world. This anniversary gives...


 Rome Independent film awards launches 10th edition
 Czech Film Center will be hosting a film festival in Brussels


The Duel is ready to enter the festival circuit
The Duel is ready to enter the festival circuit after Cannes. The film has been uploaded for private and secure online screening on Cinando. You can request an invitation from or or a me...

 Restored Fellini's La Dolce Vita to screen at San Francisco fest
 Tribeca All Access Program announces the12 selected projects
 Night Fishing Horror film shot on iPhone by Park Chan-wook
 Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

The music never stopped to open Gasparilla Film Fest
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPEDA film by Jim Kohlberg (2010) Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) ran away from home, Henry (J.K. Simmons) and Helen Sawyer (Cara Seymour) learn that he has turned up in a hospital. Although benign, a brain tumor has damaged his memory, rendering past and present indistinguishable. Sensing that Gabriel responds to music, Henry seeks out a m...

Sometimes it's okay to laugh at something short.
The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is celebrating its 3rd year of making audiences laugh til' they chafe their throats. (Lozenges provided on request). LACSFF is touted as the largest comedy film festival in the US, introducing the freshest comedy talent to the industry. The four-day celebration of comedic short films and the people who make them will be held from April 7 - 10 at the Downtown...

Texas Film Wins Top Awards At SXSW
Austin, Texas, the state capitol and the venue for the South By Southwest Film, Music and Interactive Festival (SXSW), is an island of liberalism in a sea of conservative attitudes. While Texas is the definite "red" state, characterized by its conservative politics and rigid social attitudes, SXSW is by design and nature a progressive affair. This slightly schizophrenic relationship...

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris will open the 64th Festival de Cannes on May 11th 2011.
Photographer - Roger Arpajou © 2011 Mediapro, Versátil, & Gravier Productions Midnight in Paris, the new film by Woody Allen will open the Festival de Cannes on May 11th in the LumièreTheatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro. The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together a broad international cast, including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams ...

Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announces shorts line up
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres. Also new this year, the recipient of the TFF Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, prov...

Emily Hearn and Bill Murray in Opening Night's 'ROOFTOP' Premiere
Hey all you Film Fanatics, are you just as excited about the Charleston International Film Festival as we are? With things just around the corner, here's an article on one of opening night's premieres entitled ROOFTOP. The independent film/music video stars singer/songwriter Emily Hearn and the one and only Bill Murray. Like what you read? Can't get enough of that hilarious Bill Murray? No need to...

Tribeca Film Festival to showcase 10 films with French roots.
The 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, the renowned international film festival co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal & Craig Hatkoff, has announced their full feature film program, which includes 10 films with French roots. The Tribeca Film Festival - which will run from April 20- May 1, 2011 - has screened more than 1,100 films from more than 80 countries since the fi...

CineFest Announces Double Feature for Opening Night
For the very first time, the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to kick off this year's CineFest, running Thursday, April 7, 2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011, with TWO opening night films: Exporting Raymond, and for the late-night crowd, The Catechism Cataclysm. These two comedies lead off a celebrated schedule that boasts 60 films assembled from over 17 countries, and showcases 2 World Premi...


 Berlin 2011: interview with Wieland Speck on Queer Films and the Berlinale
 Berlinale 2011: Interview with Dieter Kosslick
 Guy Blache Award to Diane Raver (Garden State Film Fest Director)

Linda Olszewski "selection committee member for the Academy Awards also known as Oscars " will be part of the jury at IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival in Balchik. One of surprises of the Festival this year is the all-female juryj...

The dragon of dragons award of 51st Krakow Film Festival goes to PIOTR KAMLER
Piotr Kamler - master of worldwide animation, awarded three times in Krakow, laureate of Grand Prix at Annecy Film Festival (1975) - will receive the Dragon of Dragons Award at 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd-29th May 2011). The Dragon of Dragons Award - life achievement award, has been gi...

Mélanie Laurent will be serve as Cannes 2011 master of Ceremony
Melanie Laurent the french actress which was took part in Inglorious Bastrerds Cannes 2009 presentation will follow Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Kruger or Monica Bellucci. Mélanie Laurent will head the ceremony of the 64th Festival de Cannes next may (May 11 - 22, 2011). Gilles Jac...

The Jury of the 64th Cannes Film Festival will be headed by Robert de Niro
The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will preside over the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, running May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of th...

French Collector, Archivist and Showman Extraordinaire Will Present Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D at the Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA ? The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21?May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary ...

CPH PIX to celebrate the Polish auteur and enfant terrible Andrzej Zulawski
ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI - CPH PIX CELEBRATES PROVOCATIVE SURREALIST This year CPH PIX celebrates a great individualist the Polish auteur and enfant terrible Andrzej Zulawski, who portrays the extreme highs and lows of love and passion with such an undeniable energy and distinct style. His entire body o...

Martin Moszkowicz new advisory board chairman for German Films
The advisory board of German Films Service + Marketing GmbH was newly elected at the shareholders meeting on Monday, March 14. The shareholders have elected Martin Moszkowicz as the new chairman of the advisory board. Martin Moszkowicz, executive board member with responsibilities for film and tel...

An Interview with Award Winning Actress Celia Weston


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Paris, 1942, Isaac a Jewish child, escapes the Nazis, he found refuge in the mosque of Paris. Ahmed, the Imam, took under his protection. Ahmed decided to save as many children as possible from certain death...

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The Ruby Mountain Film Festival August 11-14, 2011 

The Ruby Mountain Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as an art. The RMFF presents a full range of storytelling through visual arts from independent and student filmmakers to big budget major motion pictures with a particular emphasis on low budget featurefilms, student films and westerns.

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Raindance Film Festival 2011 28 September - 9 October, 2011
Raindance showcases features and shorts made by independent filmmakers from all around the world to an audience of film fans, journalists, acquisition executives, actors, producers and directors. Each year we receive thousands of film submissions of just about every genre you can imagine from very talented filmmakers so it’s safe to assume that the competition is fierce. If you think your film has what it takes to make Raindance ’11 then submit your film before the 17th June 2011. 
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 Dimension 3 2011 May 24- 26, 2011
Dimension 3 reaffirms its ambition to offer a networking platform, by gathering together professionals who offer new tools, products or services and those who are looking for solutions or new practices in the field of images, from creation to visualization. Efforts should be made to avoid trivialization and give creation a prestigious image, be itstereoscopic 3D, mixed reality, haptic technologies, ultra-high resolution, etc.
Technology should make images smarter, but also continue to be a vector for emotions: creators must hold a prominent position at the center of this issue. In this perspective, Dimension 3 new edition also provides a place for young creators to showcase their talents, offering opportunities and creating vocations. This year’s event is spread out across two venues, one of which is dedicated to the ecosystem of images from filming to visualization, the other to new uses and talents.
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 HollyShorts Film Festival August 11-18, 2011
The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, scheduled for August 11-18, 2011, is now accepting submissions and commercials ( 2010 HSFF featured over 200 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including David Arquette, James Caan, John Dahl, James Franco, and Kirsten Dunst. HSFF awards over $40,000 in prizes, including $20,000 in services courtesy of Company 3.
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 OFF PLUS CAMERA Festival 2011 International Festival of Independent Cinema - april 8-17, 2011
Organized by The Society for Independent and Other Arts OFF CAMERA and Krakow Festival Office since 2008. OFF PLUS CAMERA is a major event devoted to Polish and international independent cinema showcasing approximately 100 film . The most important element of the festival is the international competition, in which 12 independent directors from all over the world compete for the Krakow Film Award of $100,000. The winner is selected by an international jury and the award is given by the President of Krakow. 
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 The Los Angeles Film Festival - june 16-26, 2011
Now in its 17th year, the Los Angeles Film Fetival showcases the best of American and international cinema.  Drawing an enthusiastic audience of more than 90,000, 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...
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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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 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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 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Fall Edition in los angeles:
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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Jerzy Skolimowski à l honneur de la prochaine édition de Paris Cinéma
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"Elle succède à Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Kruger ou encore Monica Bellucci. Mélanie Laurent sera la maîtresse de cérémonie...


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