Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal with Film & Fest News and Social network for the festival community.  

Started in 1995 connecting films to festivals, documenting the world of festivals around the globe.

A completely new website will soon be available, everything will be restructured, this to serve you better.

For any collaboration, information please write to us at filmfestival's email. (please send your complete information if you want an answer.)

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Once upon a time hollywood press conf.

The Joker Coming October.

Opening Night of New York Film Festival, "Social Network" Article by Sharon Abella


September 25th, 2010 § Leave a Comment

“Waiting for Mark Zuckerberg”

Article by Sharon Abella

Ironically, Davis Guggenheim’s latest documentary, “Waiting for Superman”, a film about America’s failing school systems, opened the same week that co-founder of “Facebook”, Mark Zuckerberg, is about to have his reputation tarnished as a result of the way he was portrayed in the film “Social Network”. Just days before the film’s premiere at “The New York Film Festival”, Mark donated $100 million to the Newark public school system. At the same time, at the premiere of “Waiting for Superman”, Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, American social activist and educator, Geoffrey Canada, and chancellor of Washington D.C.’s public school system, Michelle Rhee, discussed the need for reformation in our nation’s failing schools, the need for better leaders, finding ways to remove lackadaisical, tenured teachers, to make teaching a more prestigious career that is valued and respected, as in countries, like Finland, to make public schools the same caliber as charter schools, and, above all, the importance of putting the children first.

“Social Network”, directed by David Fincher, is based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal”, and proclaims that, “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”. Well, if you are a fast talking, fast thinking, pretentious, computer programming genius, who wants to set himself apart in order to get into exclusive social events, meanwhile, relates to inanimate objects and algorithms better than human beings, this is in fact the case. When Mark Zuckerberg decides to create a site similar to “Hot or Not”, Harvard classmates approach him with the idea of making “Harvard Connection”, an online community for Harvard students. Mark fine tuned that idea, went out on his own, and made, “The Facebook” instead. When “The Facebook” becomes an Ivy League success, his classmates decide to bring him to federal court on charges of intellectual property theft.

The question remains: Should Mark Zuckerberg have been sued for theft if he was the one with the capabilities to make a “Hot or Not” like site, and the social network phenomena, “The Facebook”? It might make more sense if sites like “Hot or Not”, “MySpace”, and “Friendster” were suing Mark instead.

When it comes to relationships, the highly intellectual, fast thinking, mover and a shaker falls short when he insults and offends the girl he likes, gets star struck by the wrong kind, and betrays his best friend, burning every Golden Gate bridge in his path. Ironically, a man with 500 million friends is left with none.

“Dating you is like dating a stairmaster”.
“You are going to think girls don’t like you because you are a computer nerd, but it will be because you are an @&&hole.”
“I can beat him up myself. I’m 6’5”, 220 pounds, and there are two of me.”

Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Executive Producer, Kevin Spacey, Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch, Faye Dunaway, and Wes Anderson, in attendance.

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Breaking News

Coming soon:

           FestForums+Blue+Logo+Sept+2016.jpg

Santa Barbara November 20th to 22nd
Welcome to the place where festivals converge

Click for tickets still available 50 percent off code: fifty50
Register now!

Australia:
J'aimee Skippon-Volke on Byron Bay Film Festival 2019

October 18 - 27 2019  Festival link

BFI London Film Festival trailer

Meet our fest partners 

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
> Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
> Amdocs
> Houston WorldFest
> Cannes / Marche du film

> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights
 

Venice Biennale 76. Mostra del Cinema - Pedro Almodóvar

labiennale

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

 

 

 

> Other resources
+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing and Promo help 
Special offers and discounts from filmfestivals.com 
Festival Waiver service

 

User images

About One World Cinema

ABELLA Sharon

Sharon's other Blog: www.1worldcinema.com

 


United States



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net