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A New Jury for the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship”

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  Based on treatments that young and talented filmmakers had to submit by October 1, 2012, a three-member jury will pick the winner of the €15,000 fellowship. The jury has already been put together and includes three members who are closely associated with German cinema. All three want to actively support up-and-coming German filmmakers. Hans-Christian Schmid Author and director Hans-Christian Schmid has enriched the world of German and international cinema with a number of impressi...

The Board of the 1st Baja International Film Festival

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  The first annual Baja International Film Festival, to be held November 14-17 in Los Cabos, Mexico, has announced the membership of its 2012 advisory board, along with the breakdown of this year’s award categories and prizes.   The inaugural board includes such esteemed industry members as acclaimed actor/filmmaker Edward Norton, filmmaker Carlos Reygadas, recent winner of Best Director at Cannes, actor/producer Kuno Becker, producer Lucas Akoskin, The Creative Coalition CEO...

Baja Film Fest passes on sale

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The first annual Baja International Film Festival has announced that acclaimed musicians from L.A.’s Hotel Café will perform on Friday, November 16th at the Puerto Los Cabos Marina in Cabo, Mexico as part of the inaugural festival. The Hotel Café featured musicians include three-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, Grammy-winning Cary Brothers, Harper Blynn, Madi Diaz and Holly Conlan. Passes for the festival, and the Hotel Café concert, will go on sale September 1. ...

Full Starz Denver Film Festival schedule released

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival.   "Election day is not the only big event happening this November. The Starz Denver Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition with signature events and a diverse line-up of films from around the glo...

Bahamas International Film Festival announces 5 competitions

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  The five competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Visions; First Look; and Short Film. Special sections include the Youth Film Workshop as well as a World Cinema showcase.         SPIRIT OF FREEDOM: NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY BIFF has held Spirit of Freedom as one of its themed categories since it's very first festival, eight years ago. Each film in this program explores the potential of the h...

Guests at Forum Future of Film Festivals 2012 Katowice Poland

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    „Future of film festivals - between the Local and the Global": Film Forum guests list   The Forum is parrt of Ars Independent, organized by Anita Skwara for the Festival. THE AGENDA    September 24th at Rondo Sztuki 10:00 - 10: 30 welcome speech Introduction during which the managers will present goals and ideas of the Forum and intro-duce the attendees. "Authorial word&...

Baja International Film Festival callling for entries

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  From November 14-17, 2012, leading filmmakers and film enthusiasts from Mexico, the U.S. and around the world will gather in the beautiful Los Cabos for the first annual Baja International Film Festival.   The first international film festival in Mexico to be a true collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico, the Baja International Film Festival will stand alongside world renowned events like the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Sundance. The program will include scre...

7TH CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - CINE@ART - LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Final Deadline: June 18th 2012 The 7th edition of Cyprus International Film festival is going to take place from 6 to 22 of October 2012 in Nicosia and is encouraging directors to submit their films until June 18th 2012.   CYIFF is an independent film initiative dedicated to stimulate and strengthen film innovation and culture, through the promotion of talented, upcoming directors. CYIFF receives great publicity in Greece and Cyprus, as well as in the surround territory.   Pl...

Kaliber 35 Munich international Short Film Festival in full gear

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June 21-27, 2012 35 SHORT FILMS FROM 25 COUNTRIES AS BAVARIAN PREMIERES After several months of viewing over 1.100 submissions and nearly as many films sought out in own research, we put together an International Competition that takes the world's best short films to Munich for their Bavarian premieres. Like in previous years, we arranged the films in tasty programs, named after the five flavors SWEET, SOUR, SALTY, BITTER and UMAMI. In addition to the International Competition ther...

Cannes Jury awarded Hanneke with Love and Palme d'Or for Amour

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Tonight, during the Closing Ceremony of this 65th Festival de Cannes, the official Jury presided over by Nanni Moretti revealed the award winners. Bérénice Bejo hosted Audrey Tautou and Adrien Brody on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among the 22 in Competition.   Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux starring Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche and Anaïs Demoustier, was screened at the end of the ceremony. ...

Prize list 51st Semaine de la Critique

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Feature Films Nespresso Grand Prize for La Semaine de la Critique Jury : Bertrand Bonello (president) and film critics Francisco Ferreira (Expresso, Portugal), Akiko Kobari (Yukan Fuji, Japan), Robert Koehler (Variety, USA) and Hanns-Georg Rodek (Die Welt, Germany). AQUÍ Y ALLÁ Antonio Méndez Esparza  Visionary Prize France 4 Jury : Céline Sciamma (president) and young film critics Victor-Emmanuel Boinem (CineBel, Belgium), KIM Sehee (Cine21, South Korea), Ryan Latt...

A SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT’S HOT AT THIS YEAR’S 2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

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The 2012 Cannes Film Festival has been well on its way, already being five days since the excitement and buzz of the opening day have passed. This leaves the contest wide open for anyone to bring home the big prize, and at ÉCU, we know it’s going to be one hell of a competition! Stay tuned for the rest of the Festival, there are still many incredible films yet presented, filled with much cinematic talent from all over the world! The official line-up of the main category, ‘In Competi...

Phenom Film Fest

The Phenom Film Fest is being held in the Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana area. No stranger to filmmaking, the region has experienced a major boom in recent years, with numerous studios calling the region home. Since Louisiana offers one of the top tax incentive programs for filmmaking nationwide, it's no wonder it's been referred to as "Hollywood South."

While major film studios have used the locale to serve as the backdrop for numerous cities and countries worldwide, the Phenom Film Fest serves to draw interest, support and attention to independent filmmaking locally and internationally. The festival will show roughly 40-60 features and shorts while showcasing fun, interactive and innovative talk panels.

Awards Announced: 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

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The jury has spoken! Top winners in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards include War Witch, The World Before Her, Una Noche, and Wavumba.  The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the Conrad New York in New York City. The Festival runs through April 29, 2012. The world co...

Fancine opens call for entries for its 22nd edition

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FANCINE – Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga opens call for entries for its 22nd edition, which will be celebrated between 22nd and 29th of November 2012. The sections in competition are: feature films, fiction short film, animation short films and online shorts. The deadline for submission is 16th of July for feature films and 5th of July for short films and online shorts. The movies submitted must have been produced after 1st of January 2011 and not have been...

Call of entries

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FANCINE 22 FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA From 22 nd – 29th NOVEMBER 2012         REGULATIONS     1.- GOALS FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of the best world film production of feature as well as short films of Fantastic genre under all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). Therefo...

Latin America Film Mostra Catalunya Awards

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FEATURE FILMS • COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD FOR BEST FILM, GIVEN BY THE AECID (SPANISH AGENCY FOR COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION) TO: "The student" of Santiago Mitre (Argentina) • BEST DIRECTOR: Everardo Gout by "Days of Grace" (Mexico-France-US) • Best Screenplay: Bernardo Arellano for "between night and day" (Mexico) • BEST ACTRESS: Rossana Fernandez "The sound of the stones" of Alexan...

JP Dardenne to head the Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films

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 © Christine Plenus   On 23rd May, the Festival de Cannes will welcome the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films, presided over this year by Jean-Pierre DARDENNE (Belgian director, scriptwriter and producer), who shared the honours of the Grand Prix with his brother Luc for The Kid with a Bike in 2011, after winning two Palmes d'Or, first in 1999 for Rosetta and then in 2005 for The Child, and the prize for best screenplay in 2008 for Lorna's Silence. The ...

Call For Entries: Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC 2012

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: BROWNFISH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NYC    The 2nd annual Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC is now accepting submissions through August 1, 2012 for short films and short screenplays. From page to production, from production to profession, the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC is dedicated to helping filmmakers and screenwriters get their work exhibited and grow their career paths. In addition to the short film competition, this year’s festival will debut a screenwri...

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film selection

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was n...

2012 Mile High Horror Film Festival Now Open for Submissions!

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Attention Filmmakers: The 2012 Mile High Horror Film Festival is now open for submissions!   The festival will be held October 5-7 at the Denver  FilmCenter/Colfax.   If you or someone you know is a horror filmmaker, we want to see your work!      2012 submission categories include Feature Films, Short Films, Animations, and Local Colorado Films.   We are an IMDb qualifying Festival, which means that all films in considerat...

7th Annual FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival Call For Entries

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Hey FREAKS! The 7th Annual FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival in Orlando, Florida has a CALL FOR ENTRIES. We are looking for the Best Independent Horror Features and Short Films from around the world. Drawing over 15,000 horror fans during the 3 day event, this is the festival to promote your film. Filmmakers compete for the coveted "FREAKY Award" designed by SFX Makeup Artist Barry Anderson who work on such legendary horror film as George Romero's "Day of the Dead" ...

Jury’s award films from the IFFR Rotterdam 2012 program

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During the IFFR 2012 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2012 in festival venue de Doelen, the winning films of the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Hivos Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts Egg and Stone by Huang Ji (China), Hubert Bals Fund-supported film Thursday Till Sunday by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile/Netherlands) and Clip by Maja Miloš (Serbia), which also took the KNF Award of the Dutch film critics. Hubert Bals Fund-supported and competin...

Short films awarded at Rotterdam Fest

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Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012Monday 30 January, Makino Takashi’s GENERATOR (Japan), Mati Diop’s BIG IN VIETNAM (France) and Jeroen Eijsinga’s SPRINGTIME (Netherlands) were awarded the three equal Tiger Awards for Short Films 2012. The jury gave a Special Jury Mention to Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen for her short film I’M LISA (Malaysia).The International Film Festival Rotterdam short film nominee for the European Film Awards 2012 is IM FREIEN (IN THE OPEN) b...

A Festival at the crossroads of cultures

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Westerns from all over the world, a focus on Bangladesh and several programme sections with prominent Swiss figures: new Artistic Director Thierry Jobin and Secretary General Esther Widmer announced the concept of the 26th edition of the International Film Festival Fribourg at a presentation given at the Solothurner Filmtage. For the first time, the FIFF introduces annually recurring parallel sections, which highlight thematic core areas. Amongst other things they include sections devoted to t...

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