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London premiere of "Stingers", digital shorts fostered by Northern Film and Media (20/1/09) There was no sign of Cleo but de cinq a sept seems now to have become the time when regional film agencies visit their latest wares on the movers and shakers of the metropolitan media milieu. I was glad to have attended the showcase presented by Newcastle-based Northern Film and Media of some of the latest digital shorts from their 'Stingers' scheme, co-funded by the UK Film Council, in the suddenly busy ...

NEWSLETTER N° 398: January 14, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtu...

NEWSLETTER N° 397: January 7, 2009

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips   PROMOTE YOUR FILM ON ...

What is the CommonDistrict.com Film Festival?

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As I go around promoting the festival... I am often asked, "What is the CommonDistrict.com Film Festival?... As we are new in the game, I feel that I should let everyone know just who we are and what we are about.   We are a small collective group of individuals, from screenplay writers to painters to poets, who feel that the usual style of festival is just not enough anymore.  With the popularity of sites like YouTube and others it became clear to us that there are thous...

NEWSLETTER N° 396: December 31, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips...

NEWSLETTER N° 395: December 23, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips...

NEWSLETTER N° 394: December 17, 2008

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Our newsletter reaches over 70 000 subscribers every week   Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtu...

NEWSLETTER N° 393: December 10, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips ...

NEWSLETTER N° 392: December 3, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 good reasons to open yours Publication tips ...

NEWSLETTER N° 391: November 26, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 good reasons to open yours Publication tips ...

New stuff on the National Screen Institute website

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We've packed so much new stuff into the National Screen Institute website that we wanted to make sure you know where to find it all. 1. Two new festival films including a hilarious two minute comedy 'Dave Foley & Fans' featuring the real Dave Foley of 'Kids in the Hall' fame. http://www.nsi-canada.ca/now_showing.aspx 2. A new space on the site for alumni news which is bursting at the seams right now: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/alumni_news.aspx 3. NSI Drama Prize & NS...

Babelgum’s talent-scouting continues with film and music videos competitions

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Babelgum The free, independent Web TV platform today announced the launch of its brand new “Babelgum Music Video Awards” ™, in partnership with Music Nation. Following the success of the Babelgum Online Film Festival, which showcased the work of gifted independent filmmakers, Babelgum has now created a special contest focusing solely on music videos. The Web TV company has launched this new competition to seek out and reward talented musicians and video directors, with a focus on indie art...

Sheffield Doc/Fest Market overview

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Sheffield Doc/Fest offers extensive marketplace opportunities for all delegates. Hundreds of executives, distributors, commissioners and buyers attend the festival and it is the perfect place to meet potential production investors and production partners. Sheffield Doc/Fest offers the following pitching & marketplace events To apply to the MeetMarket, go hereInternational - networking and finance opportunities for both international & UK delegatesMeetMarket*VideothequeNational – ...

TIFF Talent Lab Offers Filmmaking Intensive

   Thursday, September 4------ The TIFF Talent Lab is a three day intensive workshop for 24 young Canadian filmmakers who are all charged with making a film using their cellphones. It's not a coincidence that the entire program is sponsored by Motorola, which yesterday unveiled its fall lineup of cellphones and some of the films already produced under the initiative.At the press conference held yesterday, the cellphone manufacturer premiered A Short History of Filmmaking, a commercial...

Athens Film Fest will feature two competition sections

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14th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOpening Nights Conn-XSeptember 17 – 28, 2008The long, scorching summer stretches punishingly ahead. But waiting for the first cool breezes of September is sweeter when you can look forward to the good things to come. And, rest assured, they are coming - the 14th Athens International Film Festival – Opening Nights Conn-X is just around the corner! You know the dates and you know the venues: so meet us again from September 17 - 28 for the ultimate cinemat...

Youtube launches The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers

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YouTubeTM today announced The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers around the world to distribute their work, build an audience, and generate revenue. This dedicated area on YouTube will showcase an international selection of films. The YouTube Screening Room (www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom) will feature four new high-quality short films every two weeks, as well as feature-length films on a case-by-case basis, creating new business opportunities for filmmakers and bringing informative, timely ...

The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers

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YouTubeTM today announced The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers around the world to distribute their work, build an audience, and generate revenue. This dedicated area on YouTube will showcase an international selection of films. The YouTube Screening Room (www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom) will feature four new high-quality short films every two weeks, as well as feature-length films on a case-by-case basis, creating new business opportunities for filmmakers and bringing informative, timely...

Youtube co founder to open first Broadband Video Summit

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Chad Hurley, co-founder and CEO of YouTube, will open MIPCOM's first Broadband Video Summit with a keynote speech. The Broadband Video Summit will take place on Wednesday, October 15, at the 24th edition of MIPCOM, October 13-17, 2008, Palais des Festivals, Cannes. The new Broadband Video Summit is part of the MIPCOM 2008 conference program. It will provide a venue for the newest and hottest Internet TV platforms, media owners and cross-platform content creators to talk about the business models...

Estes Park Film Festival YouTube Challenge

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Don’t just watch the films.  Be a part of them by producing a video for the 2008 EPFF YouTube Challenge!The challenge is simple.  Create a YouTube video promoting this year’s Estes Park Film Festival, and the video with the most viewings by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 7 will be the recipient of two All-Access Gold Passes (valued at $200) to the 4-day Festival. Here’s how to play:1.) Research the upcoming Estes Park Film Festival by visiting www.estesparkfilm.com , and also click on ...

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SCHERMI D'AMORE 2008: LOVE IN PROGRESSTwelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d'Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of roman

Schermi d’Amore (Verona City) focus on romantic cinema

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Twelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d’Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of romantic cinema; a festival which has always been able to bring forgotten films back into our lives, put the spotlight on...

MMOvie: Feature Film Created Within Virtual Gaming Environment

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Voig.com and Full Stealth Films today announced the worldwide release of MMOvie™, a high-definition (HD), machinima (pronounced mah-SHEE-ni-ma.) film. The film was shot entirely within the popular online game World of Warcraft™ (WoW) and will be released online, in ten installments. The first installment can be viewed at MMOvie.The trailer for MMOvie appeared on Voig.com, YouTube and other online video sharing sites with over three million views. "With the global success of the MMOvie traile...

Masterclasses and events at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held this year for the first time in the Byzantium hall of the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters, providing a much larger space to its participants, outfittedwith 30 fully equipped booths for private viewing of the Market films. The market, organized in cooperation with the Greek National Television (ERT S.A.) and with the support of the Media Program of the European Union, caters t...

San Francisco Film Society Elects New Board Members

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The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Carla Emil, James H. Herbert II, Celeste Meier and Suzie Reider to its board of directors as it continues to expand its annual calendar of film programs, including the acclaimed SFFS Education Program, and prepares to present the 51st edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. The four new SFFS board members bring a wealth of experience from their professional and philant...

The international Doc market at Thessalonik

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10th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st CenturyMarch 7 – 16, 2008 THE INTERNATIONAL DOC MARKETELECTRA PALACE HOTEL, Byzantium Hall, 1st Floor, Aristotelous Sq. March 10-15, 10.00 – 20.00 The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held this year for the first time in the Byzantium hall of the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters, providing a much larger space to its participants, outfitted with 30 fully eq...

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