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Arthus –Bertrand Launches Appeal to World Leaders at MIPCOM

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Cineaste also says “Free distribution doesn’t work” French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand chose MIPCOM to show excerpts from his latest warning on climate change, an offshoot of his project titled ‘6 Billion Others.”The umbrella project is a compilation of 5000 interviews shot in 74 countries over four years where ordinary people testify as to what it is to be part of the human race. It was first presented at the Grand Palais in Paris in January 2009.Using the same technique of direct-...

October 15th: Butterflies, documentary film about how to make it in social media

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Lives of YouTube “Weblebrities” Chronicled in Upcoming Documentary The increasingly popular world of new media has introduced online viewers across the world to a diverse group of individuals in cyberspace.  YouTube.com has emerged as one of the leaders to catapult an Average Joe into an instant “Weblebrity” with the stroke of a computer key.  Meet six folks in the feature documentary “Butterflies” who share the common goal of becoming internet sensations via YouTube...

Barco's CEO introduces REDEFINE the new free quartely company magazine

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The year 2009 marks the 75th birthday of Barco. Throughout the decades that have passed since Lucien De Puydt founded the company 1934, Barco covered a vast number of different markets and products. Originally, Barco's name was an acronym for the "Belgian-American Radio Company". It manufactured a popular brand of radios that quickly gained renown through their forward-thinking technology and clever marketing approach. In just a  few words the CEO defined the project of REDE...

Redefine, Barco's new magazine celebrates 75th anniversary

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The year 2009 marks the 75th birthday of Barco. Throughout the decades that have passed since Lucien De Puydt founded the company 1934, Barco covered a vast number of different markets and products. Originally, Barco’s name was an acronym for the “Belgian-American Radio Company”. It manufactured a popular brand of radios that quickly gained renown through their forward-thinking technology and clever marketing approach. I welcome you very warmly to this first edition of redefine, our brand ...

UKELELE ORCHESTRA CONCERT with silent clips ends 2009 GIORNATE Festival

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele. A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-...

Butterflies screens at La Femme Festival in Los Angeles

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La Femme Film Festival will present the Award Winning documentary Butterflies about YouTube on Thursday, October 15th at 6PM at the Davidson/Valentini Theatre in Hollywood. See the feature film about YouTubers one last time, before the festival season closes at the end of the month in Philadelphia. Subscribe here for the trailers and behind the scenes: http://www.youtube.com/ButterfliesTheMovie Follow FILMESTER on Twitter for updates from the festivals. Let's get together one last time ...

Butterflies documentary in NYC, Montana, LA and Philadelphia

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We are done with our East Coast Premiere at NewFilmmakers in NYC and the Award Winning film about YouTube had an amazing response there. Here are photos from the screening and I am so super excited to have such an amazing night with all the great people! Next, we are heading to the Montana Independent Film Festival where Butterflies screens on October 25th. We are going back to Los Angeles presenting Butterflies at La Femme Film Festival in the middle of October and then Philade...

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Show me the money workshop in Cannes from the European Audiovisual Observatory

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Watch the full length video of the panel. Part 1: click to view  the videos: “Show me the money !” and  “Show me the money !” Part 2                       Show me the Money! Monitoring film revenues and collecting rightsholders’ money Moderator : Bertrand Moullier, Consultant, Narval Media. OPENING: Wolfgang Closs...

NEWSLETTER N° 429: August 25, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 429: August 25, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submissi...

Toronto Pictures still alive: "punctured hope" accepetd by Montreal 3 years after it's rejection from Cannes Festival

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Herewith a press release from Toronto Pictures: "Bruno Pischiutta Film, PUNCTURED HOPE, Selected at Montreal World Film Festival Toronto Pictures (OTC: TTOPF) and Adhara Properties are proud to announce that the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE: A STORY ABOUT TROKOSI AND YOUNG GIRLS' SLAVERY IN TODAY'S WEST AFRICA, directed by internationally acclaimed Film Author, Bruno Pischiutta, has been selected for 'Focus on World Cinema' at the Montreal World Film Festival (August 27 - September 7, 20...

Wine culture at TIFF

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  Toronto-based wine experts, radio personalities and nationally syndicated newspaper columnists The Wine Ladies are entering the exciting world of web TV with their unique interview series, Talking Wine With The Stars being taped at The Windsor Arms Hotel during this year's Toronto Int'l Film Festival (Sept. 10-19) - see attached media release for full details.   Sponsored by Jackson-Triggs/Vincor, Talking Wine with the Stars, takes a different look at the cult of celebrity ...

The Vampire Trailer Contest Comes to the Web!

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Vampire Fest 2009 has a created a unique opportunity for aficionados of vampire cinema. We are allowing you, a member of the most discerning audience on earth, to help us select which films get into the festival in this special Audience Category. The Vampire Trailer Contest has premiered on our own YouTube channel. Please join us at our revamped site at www.vampirefilmfestival.com to watch and on our YouTube channel. The films connected to those trailers with the highest ratings and comments...

Omer Pasha-2012 Filmography

Omer Pasha-2012 Filmography Come To Me (2012 Edition) Omer Pasha uses the techniques of George Melies and Robert Wiene in his brand new editions of the curse short movies, officially known as Come To Me (2012 Edition), a collection of 5 short films in the musical genre , follow, in chronological order; 1.The Curse 2012 Edition 2.French Curses 2012 Edition 3.Egyptian Curses 2012 Edition 4.Who Are You 2012 Edition ...

Omer Pasha-2012 Filmography

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Omer Pasha-2012 Filmography Come To Me (2012 Edition) Omer Pasha uses the techniques of George Melies and Robert Wiene in his brand new editions of the curse short movies, officially known as Come To Me (2012 Edition), a collection of 5 short films in the musical genre , follow, in chronological order; 1.The Curse 2012 Edition 2.French Curses 2012 Edition 3.Egyptian Curses 2012 Edition 4.Who Are You 2012 Edition 5.Come To Me 2012 Edition Inspired by 3 elements; Robert Wi...

Butterflies Selected into Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

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The Award Winning documentary Butterflies has been selected into Southern California festival in Temecula, and will play this September at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival. "Butterflies is the first feature film that profiles the YouTube community and examines the power of online media. The film had its World Premiere last month at AOF Film Festival, where it received the Alan J. Bailey Excellence Award for Documentary Filmmaking and was nominated for Bes...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie's US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year.  Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films.  In times of ...

Be part of the history on July 27th in LA, see Butterflies

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Be there on July 27th, 2009 to see history in making! The online personalities are making it to the big screen and this will, without a doubt, be the end of entertainment as we know it. You remember when television killed the radio star? Well, this is when Internet kills the TV star :) No more fabricated characters in movies, no more perfect people that no one can compare to. These are regular folks, that have it all, and you can see how they did it. See the YouTube stars taking over the e...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie's US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year. Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films. In times of du...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie’s US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year. Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films. In times of...

The award nominated documentary about YouTube, Butterflies Premieres exactly week from today

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Good morning: Just a quick reminder that the 1st ever documentary film about YouTube, Butterflies, is to have its World Premiere exactly one week from today! Would love to meet all of my fest21.com friends, so if you can make it, come and say hi :) Butterflies got nominated for Best Social Commentary Award and will screen at this year's AOF Film Festival ! www.aoffest.com July 27th, 2009 @ 8PM Regency Theatre, 673 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA After party to follow the screening!!! Pl...

BUFF Blog

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How many times can one tell the gospel truth? The aim of this blog is to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the gospel truth, well 99.9% of the truth, which means that whatever gets published here cannot be misconstrued in any other way than what you are actually reading and the context with which one takes acceptance of the truth. Now that we've got that out of the way let's get on with it... Working for Buff Enterprises, the parent company of the British Ur...

Butterflies is nominated by AOF for Best Social Commentary Award 2009

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Press Release For Immediate Release    Lives of YouTube “Weblebrities” Chronicled in Upcoming Documentary The increasingly popular world of new media has introduced online viewers across the world to a diverse group of individuals in cyberspace.  YouTube.com has emerged as one of the leaders to catapult an Average Joe into an instant “Weblebrity” with the stroke of a computer key.  Meet six folks in the feature documentary “Butterflies” who share the common goal of b...

Zero Film Festival FAQ

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I'm a zero budget filmmaker who went out and shot a film that was completely original, and I broke all the rules along the way. I've been submitting to all the big festivals and two months later get a Dear John. Should I risk another 40 green ones on your festival? Answer: Dear Filmmaker, Zero Film Festival was designed for YOU. If this is a zero budget film festival, then you know we're broke, why are you charging us submission fees!?? Answer: It's our goal to make sure every selected ...

Steeple Players Independent Film Festival

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Steeple Players will hold its 2nd annual Independent Film Festival (SPIFFs) on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25. The festival will run from 7 to 11 pm. The festival will be held at Steeple Players, 260 West Main Street, Hendersonville, Tennessee. Festival admission is $10 for a one-day pass and $15 for a two-day pass. SPIFFs features films produced by students from kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as college student of any age. The family-friendly festival features films without pro...

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