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If you didn’t get the chance to visit the MacVideo Expo – the UK’s leading shoot and edit event held in London last October – you will have missed our useful presentation about choosing the right external storage for your digital content creation. Thankfully, the presentation is now online so check it out and receive top tips about important things to consider when deciding how to back-up your important work; including the most popular video codecs and associated data rate...

NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011 Season's greeting to all our friends on the festival circuit! Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  Thi...

Call for Entries for the First Season of the International Freethought Film Festival ends January 15th

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Submit your film via Withoutabox: https://www.withoutabox.com/login/8456   Check out the International Freethought Film Festival event details to date: http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/index.php?p=1_34_GOING-THERE   Take a look at some of the trailers of the films that have already been selected: http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/index.php?p=1_41_TRAILERS   Become a Fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freeth...

New Media Film Festival - Los Angeles May 2011

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New Media Film Festival Announces New Categories for 2011 Digital Comics, Music Videos & LGBT The New Media Film Festival has opened the categories for their 2011 Festival to include Music Videos, Digital Comics and LGBT. The Festival is also expanding the call for sponsorships to include technology and entertainment organizations. New Media Film Festival Los Angeles May 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRLog (Press Release) – Jan 04, 2011 – The New Media Film Festival announced to...

The A.D.D. Short Film Festival is now on Facebook

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The A.D.D. Short Film Festival is now on Facebook. Come visit our page and become a fan to keep posted on the latest news. Thanks! http://www.facebook.com/pages/ADD-Short-Film-Festival/181201488572360 ...

German Films has relaunched its website

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German Films has relaunched its website www.german-films.de with a new, modern look. All the information previously found on the website is still available, but now in a more transparent, user-friendly format. The “Distributors’ Corner” has been updated with the new application forms and regulations for Distribution Support as well as further titles in the VOD library, and the new German Films Newsletter (available in German only) is archived under “Press Releases & Newsletter”. Under ...

The History...since you asked

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Where did the Queens World Film Festival come from? For many years, we were volunteers with another festival, running their Youth Initiative providing filmmaking bootcamps to three local schools. The program was very successful with a growing reputation for excelence. Last year, in it's 7th year the festival had grown and more than 400 films entered. We were working very hard on the Youth Initiative when disaster hit. Two days prior to the festival's opening we found out that t...

THE SOCIAL NETWORK To Be Feted In Palm Springs

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  THE SOCIAL NETWORK, which is the current favorite for Oscar gold, will be feted at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the first major international film festival event of 2011. The Festival Awards Gala will present the Ensemble Performance Award to the film’s cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer and Rooney Mara, who are all expected to attend.  The film’s director, David Fincher, will present the award.   THE SOCIAL...

The BUFF Blog - December 2010

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Over the past 12 months, BUFF has invited filmmakers and journalists to offer their thoughts and experiences of the industry. Now its’ my turn. In what has been a year of exciting developments, BUFF was the first media outlet to announce the winners of the Film London Best of Boroughs awards – one of whom submitted their entry into the British Urban Film Festival only weeks before. The awards just happened to take place in the same week it was announced that the UK Film Council was to be...

Graduates with Distinction

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As the autumn nights lengthen, and the Academy starts to screen its possible nominations, different kinds of film academies begin to put on their end-of-term shows that often may mark the beginning of some careers.The first of the invitations to view the latest student film harvest that came my way was from the London Film Academy, which is housed in an Old Church in Fulham Broadway, in a central London suburb.In early November the LFA organised two showcases of their latest short films, one o...

Record audiences for the 14th Black Nights Film Festival

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The 14th Black Nights Film Festival ended with a bang by achieving a record of more than 65’000 visitors during the course of the festival. The figure represents roughly %5 of the entire population of Estonia and shows just how popular the Festival is, not only with local audiences but also with those from across the world. Festival audiences saw more than 260 features and numerous short films with particular favourites including Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, the stunning Ukranian movie My Joy (...

Social Media Partnership in Support of the Upcoming Release of John Cameron Mitchell's RABBIT HOLE.

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Lionsgate and The Compassionate Friends, a grief support organization, are excited to announce the launch of a social media partnership hosted on the official Facebook fan page for the upcoming theatrical release of Rabbit Hole.     Lionsgate and TCF have developed a custom Facebook application which allows users to upload original inspirational messages, artwork, and videos. The program reinforces the philosophy that the best way to work through grief is through love and artistic expressi...

Azhar Mahmood Interview

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  Azhar Mahmoud is a Pakistani filmmaker who won the prize for “Best Non-European Documentary” on ÉCU’s 2010 edition with his film “Dhobi Ghaat”. On this interview, he tells us a little bit about his discovering of an innate talent for filmmaking, and more. Where are you from? I am from Lahore, Pakistan. FYI, Lahore is called the heart city of Pakistan and is situated near the border of Pakistan and India. It is one of the most historical cities of Pakis...

THE HIVE, a ground-breaking 5 day residential lab

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The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival today announced the Australian artists, musicians, filmmakers, theatre makers, dancers, choreographers and writers who will participate in THE HIVE, a ground-breaking 5 day residential lab taking place within the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF). THE HIVE will encourage art form cross-pollination – between practitioners, and between processes and creative approaches.The inaugural HIVE participants include Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director of the A...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival announces program highlights

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The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to announce highlights of its 2011 program, which consolidates BAFF’s position as the most innovative and creative film festival in Australia. The 2011 festival program embraces the diversity and complexity of the moving image as it appears all around us – on screen, online, on television, in galleries, and on the street. BAFF 2011 will screen more than 140 films from 40 countries, showcasing works across the spectrum from documentary features ...

IDFA Film In Focus: THE GREEN WAVE

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  One of the things that a documentary film can do best is to provide a much deeper analysis and background to stories that one first encounters on the daily news or in the newspapers. A case in point is THE GREEN WAVE, a bracing and inventive look at the “green uprising” that spontaneously grew following the fixed Iran elections of 2009. Famous for being the first “televised uprising” that was broadcast to the world by Twitter, the film uses a range of cinematic technique, incl...

reed.co.uk Launches Second Annual Short Film Competition

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Professionals and amateurs alike are today being urged to get their cameras ready as leading UK job board, reed.co.uk, launches its second annual short film competition.The online competition, which is open to everyone regardless of their film making credentials, will challenge film makers to create a short film, centred on the theme, 'Mondays'. An expert panel of judges, to be revealed later this year, will choose the winner of the 10,000 pound Grand Prix. In addition to the Grand Prix, prizes ...

Last Week for Student Film Submission Fee Waivers

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This is the last week that student film submission fees are waived for entries to The International Freethought Film Festival. Monday, November 1st is the last day. When submitting, choose the waiver option if your film meets the qualifications for the student categories. Submit your film via Withoutabox: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/8456 Remaining deadlines for the first season: Final Deadline: November 20th, 2010 Withoutabox Extended Deadline: January 15th, 2011...

The 2010 New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10. It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place to detect tendencies for high quality commercial movie making and for films in the art cinema sector. It is a festival where film tastes are shaped and where an upscale discerning audience derives pointers for serious filmmaking and for features they should...

AFM 2010 panels

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Executives from Lionsgate, Summit, Mandalay, Lifetime, SyFy, DreamWorks, Disney, Fox, Sony, The Weinstein Company and WME among ParticipantsThe 2010 American Film Market today released a seminar and conference schedule encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players who are converging for the Nov. 3-10 market. Now in its 31st year, the AFM will showcase panels examining film financing, social media, piracy, distribution and marketing. The sessions will include prominent fi...

Ryan Kavanaugh N°21 Most Influential People in Business

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Ryan Kavanaugh Named One of Fortune's '40 Under 40 Most Influential People In Business'Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh ranked 21st in Fortune Magazine's "40 Under 40 Most Influential People in Business."LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity Media, LLC (RML) CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has been included in Fortune's famed "40 Under 40 Most Influential People In Business" list for 2010. Kavanaugh is ranked at 21 on this power list.Others on the list include Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of...

Córdoba short film fest winners

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Best shortPorque hay cosas que nunca se olvidan España 2008 Director: Lucas Figueroa Productora: LMF FILMS Guión: Lucas Figueroa D. Fotografía: Javier Palacios Elenco: Fabio Cannavaro, Amadeo Carboni, Nicolo Urbinati, Giulio Baldari, Victor Menegas, Tiziano Scarponi, Emiliana Olmedo. Sinopsis: Nápoles, 1950. Cuatro amigos de ocho años de edad juegan al fútbol en la calle. El balón con el que juegan cae tras las rejas de la casa de “la vieja mala”. Nunca más podrán jugar con ese bal...

Pernod Creator Of art contest opens! cheers!

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Today, Pernod® Aux Plantes d'Absinthe Superieure, the creator of art history's most inspirational spirit, debuts its second annual national Creator Of art contest seeking innovation and talent among a new generation of artists. Pernod Absinthe had a renowned influence on 19th Century art and literary legends, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Manet, Van Gogh and Degas. To honor its heritage, the Creator Of art competition pays homage to the great masters of the Impressionist era by seeking o...

Adventures in Plymptoons! A Documentary on Oscar nominated animator, Bill Plympton

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ADVENTURES IN PLYMPTOONS! – A Documentary on Oscar nominated animator, Bill Plympton - Now in Post Production The curly red locks of Alexia Anastasio make her easy to spot in a crowd. Recently, this has come in handy as she tours conventions and festivals across the country to promote her upcoming independent feature film, Adventures in Plymptoons!, a documentary on twice Oscar-nominated independent animator, Bill Plympton. Adventures in Plymptoons! is a year and a half in...

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