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The Global Film Village: Hollywood Focuses on the Future by Marla Lewin

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ESCA 2009: This is a conference about the nuts and bolts that drive the Entertainment Industry and was held at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles over two days. The Studios feel that Blu-ray is the wave of the future. The question remains how to keep the quality and cost effectiveness for both machines and product.  It is important for the consumer to be aware that if you are not paying for the top end models of players, then all products may not be compatable at this time.   Internation...

Butterflies in Reflex, Czech Republic

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An interview with the director of Butterflies, Ester Brymova will be in the next issue of Reflex, the equivalent of Time magazine in the Czech Republic.  The issue goes on sale Thursday and you can also read the article online at www.reflex.cz. Also, history of YouTube, and short interviews with some of the characters in the film, like LisaNova, DaveDays, Mr Safety or XgobobeanX are part of the article. You can see the World Premiere of Butterflies at the NewFilmmakers series in New...

CineYouth Film Festival

The CineYouth Festival produced by Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the 45th Chicago International Film Festival, will kick-off with an Opening Night Celebration on Friday June 19th, 2009 at 6PM. Festivities will feature a showcase of short films by filmmakers Vince Singleton (The Porter), Hannah Dallman (Small Comforts), Sean J.S. Jourdan (An Open Door) and Jack Newell (Andre: Portrait of A Capoeirista). Following the screenings, a panel discussion will be moderated by Ron Falzone, Film Professor and Directing Area Coordinator at Columbia College. The night will wrap up with a reception where the audience gets a chance to speak one-one-one with the featured filmmakers. Free food! Free movies! Networking with fellow filmmakers! Admission is free and open to the general public with RSVP to cineyouth@chicagofilmfestival.com. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Awards Ceremony - June 20th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Film Row Cinema (Columbia College Chicago) - The winning films will be recognized with awards and prizes. Come support the filmmakers and their award-winning work! The two-day CineYouth Festival showcases work from filmmakers under the age of 20 and from across the country. This year’s Festival features 95 films, with screenings and workshops held on June 19th and 20th at Film Row Cinema at Columbia College Chicago (1104 South Wabash). The screenings will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. both days and this year's workshops include: How to Get Into, Pay For, and Navigate Film School (Friday, 3PM-4PM) Join our opening night filmmakers as they discuss the process of finding the right academic program, searching for financing, and choosing a schedule that best fits your talent. Scriptwriting 101 (Saturday, 11AM-NOON): Led by Ron Falzone, this workshop will discuss the basics of writing a solid screenplay. Conflict, motiviation, tradgedy, comedy, drama! How to make the words work for you. Bach or Beyonce? Choosing a Soundtrack for Your Film (Saturday, 1PM-2PM) Led by Hannah Dalman, this workshop will examine how different music can change the meaning of scene, and how a score can add-or subtract-from a film. Am I Gonna Get Sued? How to Make Your Film 100% Legal (Saturday, 2PM-3PM) From parking permits to “borrowing” footage for your film, there are legal issues in movie making. Join Columbia College Chicago’s Film and Video Department Producing Concentration Coordinator, Kevin Cooper as he advises how to make a film, and not get sued in the process. All workshops and panel are free to the public. Please RSVP to cineyouth@chicagofilmfestival.com

Launch of a new online resource for Jewish film

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(http://www.sfjff.org) is set to launch the largest and most comprehensive online resource for Jewish film in the world. The New Media Initiative will be the ultimate destination for film lovers and filmmakers alike, replicating the same successful models of curation, exhibition, education and community-building that the Festival has successfully offered since 1980, now brought to life online through a media-rich web resource ? like an IMDB for Jewish film.The SFJFF?s New Media Initiative websit...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 16

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Another night of sound sleep and I was refreshed. Nina made some fresh toast from home-made bread with butter and jam while I showered and packed my things. I actually tried a bit of marmite on one slice! It wasn't as horrible as everyone says, but it was very salty. William, Nina, Pookey and I all piled into the car for a drive to the beach. After stopping to apply fly ointment to Romeo and Chili, we were on our way. There was a HUGE castle, Bamburgh Castle, once the capital of Northumbr...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 14

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The drapes in my room were thick tapestries. I awoke in the morning, but couldn't tell the time, so I dozed off back to sleep. Around 8:30am I finally got up. Almost instantly, Chris, my host, had a hot breakfast prepared. An egg, potatoes, bacon (of course, they raise pigs), tomatoes, and toast, all served with Brown Sauce (like A1) and homemade rhubarb/ginger jam. I checked my email and showered; then Chris was extra-kind enough to take me into town. We drove by Sorbie Tower (built by my a...

2009 Panel Directory

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  An abundance of panel discussions from various perspectives of the film industry are scheduled for the 2009 festival.   May 15- American Pavilion will host a discussion with Francis Ford Coppola, 5:30-7pmMay 16- Short Film Corner to host a conference entitled 'Focus on Scandinavian Short Film Industry', 4pm  May 17- American Pavilion will host a discussion with American directors in Cannes with panelists: Lynn Shelton ("Humpday"), Lee Daniels ("Precious"), Josh and Be...

UDINE FAR EAST FILM 11 - THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF YATTERMAN, DIRECTED BY MIIKE TAKASHI, AS CLOSING EVENT OF THE FESTIVAL!

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YATTERMAN (YATTAMAN) FROM THE CELEBRATED CARTOON, COMES THE LIVE ACTION FILM OF THE GREATEST POP-ROBOT ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD! …a film already destined to become a cult… The European Premiere of the highly anticipated blockbuster, directed by the legendary MIIKE Takashi, will close the eleventh edition of Far East Film.   UDINE, 9th April 2009 UDINE – A truly sensational event, on Saturday 2nd May, will close the eleventh edition of...

The 47th AAFF - A Creative Convergence

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  The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival energized our regional community with some of the year's most high-caliber, cutting-edge independent films. We saw record-setting attendance with nearly 12,000 people across the six day event - a 15% increase from 2008. During film festival week, creativity flowed literally onto the streets with sidewalk stencils, video installations around town, and the unveiling of a new art car courtesy of filmmaker Harrod Blank and Zack Jacobson-Weaver's crew ...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

UDINE Far East Film Festival

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Far East Festival in UDINE             UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL, April 24th - May 2nd , 2009 -11° Edition -Premieres, Discoveries, Tributes, Retros The World's Largest Showcase of Popular Asian Cinema Far East Film Festival 11 is approaching! Join the official Far East Film 11 group, and you'llsoon be receiving exciting previews about the biggest Festival dedicated toAsian Cinema in Europe....

UDINE, Italy Far East Film Festival

UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL, April 24th - May 2nd , 2009 -11° Edition -Premieres, Discoveries, Tributes, Retros The World's Largest Showcase of Popular Asian Cinema Far East Film Festival 11 is approaching! Join the official Far East Film 11 group, and you'll soon be receiving exciting previews about the biggest Festival dedicated to Asian Cinema in Europe. The Festival prog

Web television Streamy Awards

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Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced its presentation of the 2009 Streamy Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements in Web television. This first-of-its-kind award show will honor those active participants in developing and producing original Web television content for broadband distribution. "At Kodak, we're all about relationships. We bring people together through images and are ecstatic to honor those who have come together to create this cutting-edge event," said Kodak Chief Ma...

Sarasota Film Festival Twittersssss

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The Southwest Florida Gulf coast community of Sarasota sparkles a little brighter each year when the Sarasota Film Festival hosts 10 days of films and star-studded parties. Utilizing innovative social media to report all that makes the 11th Annual Sarasota Film Festival shine, Twitterers will provide real-time updates in 140 characters or less (called ‘live tweeting’) during the event March 27 through April 5, 2009. Although the film festival has Facebook and Twitter accounts, three Twitter ...

Update your film blog

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To update your film blog,   Step 1: Log in. You can ask for a new password here. Step 2: Personalize your blog To personalize your blog, click on My Fest21 on the left column           You can fill the fields of the two tabs Account Settings and User Info to by example add logo, banner, film description, contact info, etc. If you have problem to personalize your blog, you can consult the help pages. S...

Update your film library details

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To Update your film directory listing,   Step 1: Log in. You can ask for a new password here. Step 2:Click on "My Blog" on the left column             Step 3: Select your film record   Step 4: Edit Step 5: Update the film record Usually, you have to update or verify the below fields: Theme Student Film (yes or no) Film URL site Poster Production Year ...

Update your festival directory listing

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To Update your festival directory listing,   Step 1: Log in. You can ask for a new password here. Step 2:Click on "My Blog" on the left column             Step 3: Select your festival record             Step 4: Edit           Step 5: Update the festival record ...

Update your festival blog

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To update your festival blog,   Step 1: Log in. You can ask for a new password here. Step 2: Personalize your blog To personalize your blog, click on My Fest21 on the left column           You can fill the fields of the two tabs Account Settings and User Info to by example add logo, banner, description, contact info, etc. If you have problem to personalize your blog, you can consult the help pages. S...

Record tickets sales (19,559) at Hong Kong Festival

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The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) today announced record sales for the first day of public ticket sales for the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival. A record 19,559 tickets were sold on Sunday, March 1, 2009, the first day tickets were made available for public booking. The transactions represented a 34% increase from the first day figures of last year's festival, and are the highest recorded sales figure in the 33-year history of the festival. All ticket...

Record Box Office for opening of Hong Kong Fest

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A record 19,559 tickets were sold on Sunday, March 1, 2009, the first day tickets were made available for public booking. The transactions represented a 34% increase from the first day figures of last year’s festival, and are the highest recorded sales figure in the 33-year history of the festival. All ticket sales were made online through the new 33rd HKIFF website.“We are delighted to see such an incredible response to this year’s festival programming,” said SHAW Soo-wei, Executive Dir...

Share your fest21.com content on other social networks : Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Netvibes, Blogs…

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With your Videoblog on Fest21 it's really easy to share content on your favorite social networks. No need to publish on each of them, just use your fest21.com as mother of blogs...  But First you need to copy and paste RSS Feed in the right place. To copy Fest21's RSS Feed, go to your account and click on My Blog  copy the link from the XML icon at the top of your page. View my profileImagesVideos Share on Facebook: To share your content with all your friends...

Lemesos International Documentary Festival

The "Lemesos International Documentary Festival" is the main platform for projecting creative, contemporary documentaries in Cyprus.  

With films selected from the most recent international production, covering a wide range of the contemporary international documentary genre, the "Lemesos International Documentary Festival" aspires to be a celebration of the art of creative documentary film.

The LIDF is supported and sponsored, among others, by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus.

Interop NY Conference/Web 2.0 Expo East Coast Inaugural

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By Maria Esteves - September 24, 2008 The East Coast inaugural Web 2.0 Conference Exposition (Web2.0 Expo) was held at Javits Center, New York, September 16-19, 2008. Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by TechWeb and O'Reilly Media, annually showcase globally Web 2.0 Internet technologies by industry innovators creating the next generation World Wide Web. The East Coast inaugural included keynote presentations, over 80 sessions, special programs, conferences, seminars, panel discussions, workshops...

The 4 competitions from Cannes Short Film Corner

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4 competitions were held in Cannes at the Short Film Corner, and the winners are...   Results of the Short Film Corner 2008 contests The Mini Movie Channel contest The Mini Movie Channel 10 000 € award was granted to Thomas M. Bausenwein, director of the short film "Armer Schwarzer Kater". These awards were given out during the 'Fête du Court', on Friday May 23rd. National Film Board of Canada The National Film Board of Canada organized an online sh...

Results of the Short Film Corner 2008 contests

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Filmfestivals.com was a partner of Cannes Short Film Corner and supported the contest and the winners.The Mini Movie Channel contest.The Mini Movie Channel 10 000 € award was granted to Thomas M. Bausenwein, director of the short film "Armer Schwarzer Kater". These awards were given out during the 'Fête du Court', on Friday May 23rd. National Film Board of CanadaThe National Film Board of Canada organized an online short film competition CANNES 2008. Nine short films were selected by Danny L...
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