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NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

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HUMANITAS Awards Trophy and Cash Prize
Honoring Film & TV Writers Whose Stories Explore the Human Condition, HUMANITAS Awards Trophy and Cash Prize LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HUMANITAS is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for the 37th annual HUMANITAS Prize. Categories for submission include Featur...

One World 2011 winners
The 13th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival presented awards to this year's winners Thursday night. The Best Film Award went to the Spanish doc 108 by Renate Costa. Jerzy Sladkowski's Vodka Factory earned the Grand Jury Special Mention. Filmmaker Ali Samadi Ahadi rec...

The Delphic Art Movie 2011 awards
136 documentary short films from 42 countries entered the contest for the Delphic Art Movie Award 2011. The contest is hosted by the International Delphic Council and is looking for short documentaries with a maximum duration of 10 minutes about the fascination of arts and cultures. 8 document...

Inigo 2008 Award Ceremony

Past winners at second TIFF edition
Congratulations to the Winners 2008! from left: Barbara Brown-Graham FCJ, Richard Leonard SJ, first prize winner Dean Yamada, Adrian Marbacher NSJ, Christof Wolf SJ (festival director), Stephen Curtin SJ, Steve Cote Winner 1st prize: Mujo No Kaze (JAPAN) Winner 2nd prize: Cocoon (BELGIUM...

San Diego Latino Film Festival ?11
San Diego's 18th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival ended this past Sunday, March 20th, with an attendance just under 20,000. The festival screened 185 films and hosted over 145 special guests filmmakers and actors. The 18th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to announce the fo...

Screenwriter/Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and an Onstage Tribute Featuring Dog Day Afternoon San Francisco, CA ? The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Frank Pierson will be the recipient of the Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 5...


Animated Films at ÉCU 2011
We are happy to bring you 5 animated films, that made it to the official selection of ÉCU 2011. From Germany ?Adveniat Regnum Meum? (dir Stefanie Katja Ernst) Screening: Saturday,2nd of April, Session 3 (PSG3) We are living in a world of victims and offenders. Male sexual desire and aggressive abuse contrast with beatitudes, delivered by a woman who appears in a red fog between several v...

For the 16th time Lithuania greets the spring with the International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris
For the 16th time Lithuania greets the spring with the International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris. This year is no exception, but rather a colourful addition to the history of the festival. From the 17th to the 31st of March a fresh gust of films will storm the cinemas promising real emotion without cliches and predictable happy endings. The need for great films is growing with every year, recogni...

Vilnius International Film Festival: the mission
Vilnius International Film Festival (Vilnius IFF) "Kino pavasaris" is the biggest and most important cinema event in Lithuania. Festival was established in 1995 and now that fifteen years have passed it earned its reputation because it is showing high quality newest films that are carefully picked out of highly rated festivals and has been awarded the prizes by both the audience and fil...

Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15
The 12th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with distinguished international directors, actors, and producers. HFFNY's Cuban films are part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a city-wide celebration of Cuban arts and culture. 14 New York institutions convene to celebrate the rich artistic vitality of Cub...

Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) ready to open early april
The 10th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF), a window to the world, is set for April 7-15, 2011. TIFF will be showcasing over 140 films from 55 countries. The Opening Film is "Novel for Men" directed by Tomas Barina from Czech Republic. "Novel for Men" will be making its International Premiere. The film will be presented at the Playhouse Theater ...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) Line up
The 9th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today its line up with 13 feature films, 6 documentaries and 13 short films that will make up their 2011 program. The list includes the Los Angeles premiere of I AM KALAM and the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ZOKKOMON which will be this year's galas screenings bookending the festival at ArcLight Hollywood...

ÉCU 2011 Trailer
ÉCU 2011 will showcase 77 films from 27 countries on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April in Paris, France. Take a look at the ÉCU 2011 Trailer and get a glimpse at what's in store for you at this year's festival! ÉCU 2011 diffusera 77 films de 27 pays différents les 1er, 2 et 3 avril à Paris. Jetez un oeil à la bande annonce et ayez un apercu de ce que nous avons en stock pour vous cette année! ...

Rewarding the ÉCU community
We are delighted to be involved as Platinum sponsor of the ÉCU 2011 festival, helping to support the amazing determination and creativity of the European independent filmmaking community. As Platinum Sponsor of ÉCU, we will attend the festival to celebrate and support some of the world?s best independent filmmaking talent as well as rewarding the winners of the festival with some amazing new...


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...

There is a new Hot Short on the fest circus: ENSEMBLE the movie 
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 Healing Power of Music
 Natural selection: Texas Film Wins Top Awards At SXSW

CineFest Lineup
CineFest Compliments Captivating Lineup of Cinema with a Smorgasbord of Exciting Events -Thursday, April 7, 2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011- While 65 films from over 17 countries - 2 World Premieres, 1 USA Premiere, and 7 East Coast Premieres would be enough for most people, it's the events that get many folks excited. And this year's CineFest is bursting at the proverbial seams with them! ...

Chuck Workman introducing Visionaries and Jonas Mekas
Visionaries: Jonas Mekas and the (mostly) American Avant-Garde Cinema Dir. Chuck Workman [Calliope Films; 2010] An accessible documentary about movies that are anything but, Chuck Workman?s Visionaries, scans 70-odd years of American avant-garde cinema. ?I felt in order to really understand what experimental cinema is, you should just go back and show a little history,? Workman explained over...

"Kino Pavasaris" announces 13 Lithuanian premieres - 6 documentaries and 7 shorts.
For the first time in its' history "Kino Pavasaris" announces 13 Lithuanian premieres - 6 documentaries and 7 shorts. "This is an exceptional year for cinema and "Kino Pavasaris" brings you an extraordinary opportunity to get acquainted with the best examples of Lithuanian film. 50 Lithuanian films were submitted to the jury and the audience will have the chance to see...

Meditations On The Middle East
678 (Mohamed Diab, Egypt) There is no doubt that we are living in historic times. The political and social upheaval in the Middle East and northern Africa are among the most stunning events of the new millennium, and it still remains unclear whether this will herald a period of unprecedented stability and its complete opposite. Helping us to understand the turmoil and the inner lives of th...

The teaser for Mujo No Kaze: first prize winner of the 2nd Iñigo Film Festival
Mujo No Kaze (JAPAN) received first prize at 2nd Iñigo Film Festival The teaser trailer to the short Japanese-language film "Mujo No Kaze" (The Wind of Impermanence). After a Japanese exchange student is murdered while studying in the US, his best friend in Tokyo is thrown into a world of depression in which a series of hallucinations lead him to a divine encounter in the countryside....

Hanna exclusive behind the scene, featuring original song by The Chemical Brothers
HANNA Release: April 8, 2011 Story: Award-winning director Joe Wright creates a boldly original suspense thriller with HANNA, starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Atonement) in the title role. Raised by her father (Eric Bana of Star Trek), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to...

Roof-olution ? exceptional open-air screenings at the OFF Plus Camera festival!
This year's OFF PLUS CAMERA not only consists of theatre screenings but also in the open-air! The audience will be able to experience the unforgettable film screenings on the rooftops of Kraków buildings. For five days, the festival audience will be able to watch films on the rooftops of buildings at Szczepa?ska, Szeroka and Senacka streets. The programme includes the controversial Casey Affle...


 Emir Kusturica returns to Cannes as President of Un Certain Regard

The Serbian film-maker Emir Kusturica will be president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 64th Festival de Cannes, from 11th to 22nd May 2011.
Every year, Un Certain Regard, at the very heart of Official Selection, alongside the Competition, presents around twenty films characterised by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetic...
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Emir Kusturica will be president of the Un Certain Regard jury
The Serbian film-maker Emir Kusturica will be president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 64th Festival de Cannes, from 11th to 22nd May 2011. Every year, Un Certain Regard, at the v...

Tim Roth ? special guestat Off Plus Camera
Tim Roth, the star of ?Reservoir Dogs? and ?Pulp Fiction?, will receive in Kraków at the Off Plus Camera the ?Against the Current? award. In the series of special screenings, you will be able to watch directed by him ?The War Zone?. We have prepared much more on the occasion of the famous Brit's vi...

Vilnius International film festival pays tribute to great Lithuanian film makers
Vilnius International film festival pays tribute to great Lithuanian film makers, which are better recognized internationally than locally. Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania, but immigrated to New York in 1949. That same year, he made his first films, using a 16mm Bolex camera. Jonas Mekas is a f...

Pay your tribute to Elizabeth Taylor
Legendary actress, businesswoman, and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was surrounded by her children- Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton. She was 79 years old. In addition to her children, she is sur...

The Festival Director welcome statement on the 3rd Iñigo Film Festival!
Dear festival visitors, welcome to the 3rd Iñigo Film Festival! The Jesuits proudly present a finest selection of short films from all over the world. Again, we focus on young filmmakers, which grapple with the spiritual dimension of life. We honor films, which reflect the spiritual yearnings and e...

Biography of SI KADDOUR BENGHABRIT the immam who saved jews during WW2...
Si Kaddour Benghabrit Si Kaddour Benghabrit Si Kaddour Benghabrit ( ?? ???? ?? ?????) ou Abdelqader Ben Ghabrit, né à Sidi Bel Abbes en 1868 et mort à Paris en 1954, était un Haut fonctionnaire Francais du ministère des Affaires étrangères. Il fut également attaché par les autorité...

HorrorQuest Independent Film Festival is seeking Horror & other Genre films for 2011. To submit a film please go to and follow the instructions under, "submit your filck". There is no entry fee. just some of our recent submissions. ...

John Gill appointed CEO of National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI)
The board of the National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of respected executive John Gill as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will assume the position on April 4, 2011. "John comes to NSI with a wealth of experience and a breadth of industry c...

A tribute to Serge Gainsbourg at Sacramento Festival
The Sacramento French Film Festival , Record Club & The Verge Gallery Presents A Tribute To Serge Gainsbourg! @ The Verge Gallery - Saturday, April 2nd - 8PM 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of French Icon Serge Gainsbourg (he died of a heart attack on March 2, 1991). S...

Interviews with Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Sofia International Film Festival 2011
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul During the 15th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Sofia, Bulgaria, the film UNCLE BOONME..

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The 3rd Iñigo Film Festival calling for shorts August 16-19,2011
The cinema enjoys a wealth of languages, a multiplicity of styles and a variety of narrative forms that are truly great: from realism to fable, from history to science fiction, from adventure to tragedy, from comedy to news, from animated cartoon to documentary...(John Paul II.)

The Jesuits are pleased again to announce the 3rd “Iñigo Film Festival” for short films at the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain
Entries are accepted in the following categories: narrative fiction, animated and documentary on the general theme of ‘City of God’. A wide variety of interpretations of this topic is expected and encouraged. Submit till April 15th

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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 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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Après l'avant premiere du film court ENSEMBLE le 01 Mars 2011 au Comedy Club a Paris, plus de 2 millions de visites entre Dailymotion, Vimeo, Youtube, facebook avec de tres bons commentaires notamment sur la Fan page (Facebook) de Omar et Fred du SAV avec beaucoup de retours positifs les statisques nous donnent "2 356 521 impressions"!!! Nombre de personnes rentrées en contact avec le...

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Dans une société où il est facile de perdre certains de ses repères, le cinéma vient parler à nos âmes, réveiller nos émotions et embellir notre quotidien . Les Etoiles d’Or du Cinéma s’honorent de pouvoir contribuer à la promotion de ce 7ème Art si cher à nos cœurs, et pilier de la culture universelle.


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