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NEWSLETTER N° 506: April 29, 2011

NEWSLETTER N° 506: April 29, 2011

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ITN Distribution inc to honor CHIRON FILMS INC at the Cannes Film Festival
ITN Distribution Inc. today announced that they will honor US/French Co-Production company Chiron Films, Inc. at a reception during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ITN Distribution Inc will co-host the evening with its sister company, The New York International Film Festival at the Penthouse Terr...

top winners of the San Francisco Video Contest
sfTravel, the San Francisco review guide, has announced the top winners of the San Francisco Video Contest after judging an impressive field of entries. The 2011 contest to support emerging talent in film captured the San Francisco experience for communities across Youtube and Facebook. Congratulati...

Mariana Preda wins 1st Prize at the National Olimpics in Cluj Napoca!!
I'm glad to announce another 1st Prize award for Mariana Preda at the National Olimpics in Cluj Napoca, Romania. She's number one teen panflute player in Romania! ...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Will Present Founder's Directing Award to Oliver Stone
Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Bimbo?s 365 Club and Onstage Tribute at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder?s Directing Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Presents Midnight Award to Zoe Saldana
Late Night Awards Ceremony Celebrates Dynamic Star of 'Star Trek' and 'Avatar' The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21?May 5) is excited to announce that Zoe Saldana will be honored at the fourth Midnight Awards, 10:30 pm, Saturday, April 23 at the W San Francisco. The Midnigh...

Titanic International Film Festival awards
The awarded films of the 18th Titanic International Film Festival were announced at the festival's closing gala on 16th April. In his closing speech festival director György Horváth recalled the serious financial problems that the 18th Titanic International Film Festival had to cope with due the de...

 COL•COA 2011 Awards Deep in the Woods



 NY Independent Film Festival closing with Steve Guttenberg's A Novel Romance
 Independent Film Quarterly Magazine (IFQ) hosts an exclusive red carpet awards party during Cannes.
 Tribeca Film Festival opened with Elton John Concert
 Tonight is Rocking Opening Night of Tribeca
 Discover the Anti-Corporate Film Festival in San Francisco
 Tribeca Turns Ten

Ellis "Right on Time"
The mark of a truly successful film festival is the creative connection between participants. I was at ECU to give a script-writing workshop, Ellis had come from Minneapolis for the music showcase. Impressed by her charisma, her wise smile, her poetry, I approached her after a set and proposed we make a video clip, an improvisation. It was an instant creative connection. This is the result. La m...

Independent Film Quarterly Magazine (IFQ) hosts an exclusive red carpet awards party during Cannes.
Independent Film Quarterly today announced that they will honor award-winning filmmakers and notable film production companies dedicated to independent filmmaking at a special reception during the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival. IFQ will host an invitation-only party at 7pm on Sunday May 15th at the Penthouse Terrace on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean. Filmmakers from all over t...

Far East Film 13 will present 87 films
FAR EAST FILM 13 In total, Far East Film 13 will present a record-breaking 87 films: one World Premiere, 15 International Premieres, 18 European Premieres and 14 Italian Premieres. A total of 50 of the latest films from the Far East will be in competition. One World Premiere, 15 International Premieres, 18 European Premi...

VISIONFEST announces the partial line-up for its 11th annual run featuring
VISIONFEST announces the partial line-up for its 11th annual run featuring several New York Premieres and an experimental feature about ?everything' Fest's own shorts initiative, 5x5 NY State of Mind Digital Project, ready to roll! New York City, (April 26, 2011) - VISIONFEST 11: The Other Festival (VF11), June 22-26, 2011, at Tribeca Cinemas (corner of Varick and Laight stree...

"movies under the stars", Rooftop Docs in London
A new company called HDoutdoor is redefining "movies under the stars", by taking the hi-def experience outdoors. And they're starting out big, by being chosen as AV production partner for the Rooftop Docs series at this year's Hot Docs festival, taking place May 4th, 5th, and 6th on the roof of London Tap House in Toronto. Hot Docs is North America's largest documentary festival. &...



NY Independent Film Festival closing with Steve Guttenberg's A Novel Romance
NY Independent Film Festival closing with A Novel Romance starring Steve Guttenberg, Shannon Elizabeth, Milena Govich Thursday May 5th Exploring the ups and downs of finding love, friendship and success, A Novel Romance stars Steve Guttenberg, famed for Three Men and A Baby, Shannon Elizabeth of American Pie success and TV star Milena Govich (Rescue Me/Law & Order). This new r...

Val Kilmer The Traveler The Trailer

Award winner Narx A Short Film, Drama inspired by True Police Stories screens at NY Festival
Narx A Short Film, Drama inspired by True Police Stories Narx- Best Drama Short Film for 2011 in the IFQ/Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media Festival. A Veteran New York City Undercover named Mazze gets his biggest mission ever before he retires from undercover duties and becomes a family man with a normal life, but first he needs to survive the battle of ...

The Traveler starring Val Kilmer screens at the New york International Film Festival
The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) today announced that it will host the New York Premiere of horror film The Traveler starring Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, The Doors) on Saturday April 30 at 8pm at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street). Other cast members include Dylan Neal (Babylon 5, 40 Days and 40 Nights), Paul McGillion (Stargate: Atlantis, See Grace Fly) and Camill...

Award winning dark comedy Paradise East will premiere at the upcoming New York International Film Festival (NYIFF)
The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) today announced that it will host the much anticipated New York Premiere of Paradise East. The screening will take place on Friday April 29 at 8pm at the Quad Cinema (34West 13th Street) with an afterparty to follow. The film has received an Award for Excellence at The Indie Fest in La Jolla, California and a Silver Lei award for Excellence at the ...

NYIFF to honor Space Tours - Mission E.V.A the award winning Austrian Sci-Fi film at Cannes 64th
The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) today announced that it will honor the Austrian Sci-Fi film "Space Tours - Mission E.V.A" at a special reception during the Cannes Film Festival. NYIFF founder/executive producer Stuart Alson will host an invitation-only party on Sunday May 15th at the Penthouse Terrace on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean. Writer/Director An...

Line up Emotion Film Factory 2011 2012
Vengeance et plus si affinités (Production automne 2011) Pour se venger de ce qu'il lui a fait subir Marion va commencer par lui prendre sa femme, s'attaquer à son argent puis s'immiscer dans ses transactions frauduleuses avec ...

Lisa Aschan's First Feature: She Monkeys at SFIFF54
Recently I had the chance to interview an art director about his craft. I asked him to describe how he thought all the effort that he put into the sets will translate to the audience when it's all said and done. "You hope it's just a feeling... you know?" I realized then that's the most any artist hopes for, to display or transfer a feeling, not describable by logic. That's why Black Sw...

 Werner Herzog in 3D: Cave of Forgotten Dreams at SFIFF54
 Gothic Thriller concludes Noir City, Hollywood


This man: immam SI KADDOUR BENGHABRIT saved hundreds of jews during WW2, a true story on which Ensemble is based.
Si Kaddour Benghabrit Si Kaddour Benghabrit was born in 1868 he died in 1954 and survived deportation. 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 Affair...

Interview with "Never Winter" Dir, Moe Charif
Though the 2011 ÉCU Independent Film Festival is over TNC has been lucky to continue to be able to bring you some pretty amazing interviews with some of this years participants. Moe Charif, director of Never Winter based on a true story, took the time out to talk with us about his film, and w...

Meet the new ECU Festival Manager Kadi Lokk
Seven months ago when I applied to work as an intern for ÉCU -The European Independent Film Festival (aka Fun European Project as it said in the Craiglist job ad!) I had no idea what I was getting myself into. During these months I have met some of the most interesting people ever, worked hard...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) FilmFund Panelists
2011 FILM FUND PANELLISTS ANNOUNCED: XUE XIAOLU, TONY AYRES AND ANDREW PIKE The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the continuation of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund to support new films from Asia-Pacific and the panellists who will assess the ent...

The members of Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel GONDRY
The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel GONDRY will welcome Julie GAYET, Jessica HAUSNER, Corneliu PORUMBOIU and João Pedro RODRIGUES. They will have to choose First, Second and Third prize winners from the sixteen final-year films featuring in the 2011 Cinéfondation Selection....

Robert De Niro: The Downtown Don
It has been quite a year for veteran actor Robert De Niro. In January, he was honored at the Golden Globes with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Currently, his brainchild and labor of love, the Tribeca Film Festival, is celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of New York?s most provocative film and...

Christine Vachon: The State of Cinema is...Not Necessarily Taking Place in a Cinema
Last night, closing out day 4 of the San Francisco International Film Festival, Christine Vachon of Killer Films delivered the State of Cinema Address. Christine has personally produced over 60 films, including I'm Not There, Boys Don't Cry, One Hour Photo, and the 2010 HBO mini series Mildred Pierc...

Robert De Niro and Brian Williams, Article and Photos by Sharon Abella
Brian Williams, declined from being a juror at Tribeca Film Festival this year because he will be covering the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011. BW: ?How are you towards people if they recognize you in a Walgreen?s upstate, for example?? RD: ?I don?t mind, sometimes people are very re...

EVEN THE RAIN, with Juan Carlos Aduviri
EVEN THE RAIN was directed by Iciar Bollaín and written by award winning screenwriter Paul Laverty. The film takes place in the village of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2000. The premise was to make an epic film about Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It is a fiction film in the...

Welcome to the new Festival Manager, Kadi Lokk!
Seven months ago when I applied to work as an intern for ÉCU -The European Independent Film Festival (aka Fun European Project as it said in the Craiglist job ad!) I had no idea what I was getting myself into. During these months I have met some of the most interesting people ever, worked hard,...


 Robert De Niro chats with Brian Williams at Tribeca
 Christine Vachon: The State of Cinema is...Not Necessarily Taking Place in a Cinema
 Interview with director Juanita Wilson
 Tribeca Jury announced



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 Pacific Meridian - Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries August 10-16,2011
«Pacific Meridian» is an International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacific Coutries are the countries surrounded by Pacific Ocean and countries of South-East Asia including India. Film Festival is held annually in one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Ocean coast - Vladivostok. ...(John Paul II.)
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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.

 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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 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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 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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