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Meet the new ECU Festival Manager Kadi Lokk

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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, played hard, but most important enjoyed my time while working for the "Fun European Project". My position at the festival has been marketing coordinator, which has been fun and...

top winners of the San Francisco Video Contest

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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. Congratulations to our incredible field of 2011 winners who will receive both cash prizes and global exposure for their videos on sfTravel.com. Nick Ashton, marketing director of sfTravel said, "The ener...

The BUFF Blog (April 2011)

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For many people, British urban cinema came into its’ own with the premiere of ‘Adulthood’ on June the 20th 2009. 2 years on, the genre has now spawned its’ first spoof with the cheekily titled Anuvahood. It was at the Adulthood premiere when BUFF first caught up with messyrs Aml Ameen & Kamara Bacchus. It wasn’t your standard red carpet interview. Such is the beauty of the English language that a word can mean so many things to so many people – let’s just say the word BUFF wa...

Welcome to the new Festival Manager, Kadi Lokk!

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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, played hard, but most important enjoyed my time while working for the “Fun European Project”. My position at the festival has been marketing coordinator, which has been fun an...

KASHISH 2011 invites Partners

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    May 25 - 29, 2011   Join us as a PRIDE PARTNER and be part of a historic journey!       What is KASHISH? KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is a Pride event that is held annually in Mumbai, India. It showcases films with gay, lesbian, transgender th...

HollyShorts Regular Deadline- April 15, 2011

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  HOLLYSHORTS REGULAR DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY APRIL 15!  The regular submission deadline for the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival is this Friday, April 15!  HollyShorts takes place August 11-18, 2011 at various locations in Hollywoo...

The Bang Bang Club, our bet for Tribeca

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The Bang Bang Club is the true story about four, free spirited combat photographers with a passion for danger and search for the truth during the uprisings in apartheid South Africa from Nelson Mandela’s release from serving a life sentence in prison on February 11, 1990, to the first democratic election in 1994, in which he became President until 1999. Follow these fearless young men as they demonstrate bravery, camaraderie, and moral turpitude, in the heart of the apartheid riots and “tr...

NEWSLETTER N° 504: April 9, 2011

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Ohio Independent Film Festival (OIFF) highlight

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Cleveland's best kept secret really shouldn't be a secret at all. Cleveland-based indie film non-profit Independent Pictures has been presenting the Ohio Independent Film Festival (OIFF) at least yearly since 1993. The festival that first started out in a storefront in Tremont has been known for showing edgier films that fall off the mainstream and films from newer and emerging filmmakers will again promise a line-up of films from across the globe, in Cleveland's historic Waterloo Arts Distric...

Interview with director of the Luang Prabang Film Fest

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Interesting Travelers - Interview with Gabriel Kupermanby Travis Ball I arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos, in early December, 2010, intending on only spending four days there before heading to Thailand. During my early explorations, I came across a sign near the city center promoting a film festival that was starting in two days. Thoroughly intrigued, I decided to attend the opening ceremony the following evening. The opening film blew me away and I ended up staying for the full duration of the wee...

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film festival

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival 2011, thesecond edition of India’s only mainstream LGBT film fest, promises to be BIGGER, BOLDER & QUEERER. The second edition will be held from May 25-29, 2011 at two venues in Mumbai, one of whichwill be a multiplex theater.

This year, the festival willshowcase more than 130 films from over 25 countries.

The highlights this year:- More feature length films than last year with some verysensitive lesbian themed features.- Films from across the globe: from US to UK, Australiato Austria, India to Indonesiaand even Argentina and Peru.- This year, the ‘Country Focus’ will be on Israel withmore than 8 films from there.- ‘Spotlight on Filmmaker’ will shine on US filmmaker Q. AllanBrocka and UK filmmaker Rikki Blair Beadle with their funny, sexy and thoughtprovoking films.- Special package of films on Anti-Bullying and gay bashingin schools followed by a panel discussion.- A special evening with ‘Parents of Queers’ with a filmscreening and panel discussion.- Special package of sensitive, dramatic and touchingfeatures and shorts on HIV/AIDS is introduced under ‘Red Ribbon’ packagefollowed by a performance.- Continuing KASHISH’s mission of showcasing and promoting shortfilms and short filmmakers, this year too would see some exciting short filmpackages:-   Along with the ever popular ‘BoysShorts’ and ‘Girls Shorts’ short film packages this year will have two newadditions: a fabulous ‘Trans Shorts’ collection and a hilarious collection ofshort films under ‘Bi Shorts’-   A package of films that is acinematic tribute to LGBT people who made a difference way back whenhomosexuality was labeled a disease, a crime and a perversion. This includes afilm about a brilliant gay mathematician who helped crack the Nazi Engima Codeand turned the tide of Word War II for the Allies-   ‘Indian Masala Mix’ : a greatcollection of Indian shorts films- A competition section for Best Narrative Feature too,which would include both Indian and International films made in 2010 / 2011.This is in addition to the other competitive categories awarded last year: BestDocu Feature, Best Docu Short, Best International Narrative Short and BestIndian Narrative Short. - The Best Indian queer short film at Kashish gets to compete for the IrisPrize in UKand a cash prize of 25,000 pounds.   

- Also watch out for an eminent jurycomprising of award winning filmmakers, actors and media professionals.

- A range of fun filled cultural activities and events likemusic and dance performances, open mic and quizzes. KASHISH 2011 promises to be an eventto remember for both LGBT and mainstream audiences. It will be a time to watchloads and loads of LGBT films, engage in discussions, interact with celebritiesand filmmakers, participate in cultural activities and just simply have aFABULOUS time! For further updates and informationon the festival, please check:Website: http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com/  | Blog: http://kashishmiqff.blogspot.com/ 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF | Twitter: http://twitter.com/Kashish2011

 

KASHISH 2011 - Dates and Highlights announced

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                  KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2011, the second edition of India’s only mainstream LGBT film fest, promises to be BIGGER, BOLDER & QUEERER. The second edition will be held from May 25-29, 2011 at two venues in Mumbai, one of which will be a multiplex theater. This year, the festival will showcase more than 130 films from over 25 countries.The highlights this...

NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011

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Want to send in clips for Chinaski Film ?

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I am collaborating on a film that is inspired by Ridley Scott's Life In A Day. If you like to submit footage for the film, just film yourself the day you attend Chinaski concert and upload the clip here: http://chinaski.capsa.cz/ For information in Czech, go here: http://www.chinaski.cz/natoc-sebe or see this video: The top 3 videomakers get to attend the film premiere as well as receive awards. ...

Art Or Exploitation? You Decide

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  OK......let me set up the scene. You and your slacker roommate are living in a cheap rent apartment in one of San Francisco's less tony neighborhoods. One night, you hear an argument of torrential rage coming from behind the paper-thin walls from the apartment next door. Night after night, you are captivated by the hilarious and insidious darkness of the epithets being thrown from one person to the other, and then the bright idea strikes you.......record the madhouse melee for your fr...

New Media Film Festival Los Angeles May 20-21 Accepting Submission Thru May 10

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New Media Film Festival Festival Festival presentation:  The New Media Film Festival was created in 2010 for Artists, Filmmakers, Producers, Directors, Above and Below the line Crews, Thought Makers, & Implementers that brings stories worth telling to life. There are categories in 3D Shorts, 3D Features, Animation, Apps, Digital Comics, Documentary, Feature, LGBT, Audience Choice / Mingle Media TV, Mobile, Music Video, Shorts, Shot on Red Shorts, Shot on Red Features, SR...

Après l'avant premiere du film court ENSEMBLE le 01 Mars 2011 au Comedy Club a Paris,

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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 post sur leur Fan page! Cela donne une petite idée de l'envie et de l'accueil à...

What's new

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After the succes of last year's VOICES Festival in Vologda, we are proud to present this year's edition, around the theme of Italian films and direcotrs. We will focuse on presenting intersting Italian creations and have assembled a good deal of Italian film producers and specialists to talk and share around the VOICES experience. If you want a quick summery of last year's festival, please check out this page: http://id-reel.com/voices.html We will keep you updates regularly on news ...

MY SWEET CANARY, Interview with Roy Sher

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MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, France, Greece, 2011) by director Roy Sher opened the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival at the Olympian theater to a sold out audience on March 11th, 2011 and screened again on March 15th. The energy and excitement of the audience began with the presentation of the film by the director and sustained right to the end. Filmed in Turkey, Greece, Israel and England, MY SWEET CANARY is a purely captivating story about history, love, art, passion and vibrant radian...

MY SWEET CANARY, Interview with Roy Sher

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  MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, France, Greece, 2011) by director Roy Sher opened the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival at the Olympian theater to a sold out audience on March 11th, 2011 and screened again on March 15th. The energy and excitement of the audience began with the presentation of the film by the director and sustained right to the end. Filmed in Turkey, Greece, Israel and England, MY SWEET CANARY is a purely captivating story about history, love, art, passion and vibran...

NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

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The winners of the DELPHIC ART MOVIE AWARDS 2011

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DELPHIC ART MOVIE AWARDS 2011 8 documentary short films were awarded with the DAMA 2011 The decision of the jury was announced at the "Palais am Funkturm" in Berlin on 13th March. 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. The subje...

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2011 - MILANO FILM FESTIVAL

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The sixteenth edition of Milano Film Festival will be held from 9th to 18th September 2011. Updates to come in the next months, and on the website www.milanofilmfestival.it International Competitions The call for entries for the International Feature and Short film competitions of Milano Film Festival are now open; the first one is open to first and second works; the short film competition is open only to filmmakers under the age of 40. Filmmakers who want to submit their works have to rea...

One World 2011 winners

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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 received the Best Director Award, along with the Vaclav Havel Jury Special Award. 18.03.2011 / festival news, for viewers, awards, czech docs, east european docs, East Silver author: jak print | ...

The Delphic Art Movie 2011 awards

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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 documentary short films were awarded with the DAMA 2011. The decision of the jury was announced at the "Palais am Funkturm" in Berlin on 13th March. The subjects of the entered ...

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