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Accepting entries for NYC Independent Film Festival

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We crossed our early bird submission dates for NYC Independent Film Festival and we are excited to announce that we received a lot of submissions before the year ended. For those who missed the early bird submission date, we are continuing to accept entries until May 31st. The judges are working really hard to review and score the submissions.    The festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indie screeni...

Interview with Amir Manor for 'Epilogue' (2012)

Interview with Amir Manor for ‘Epilogue’ (2012). Amir Manor is an Israeli director who has made four short films ('Pouring Sun', 2006; 'Reds', 2007; 'Ruin', 2008; 'Lands', 2008) and one feature film, ‘Epilogue’ (2012), which screened in the international competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film won four awards at TIFF: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation, Best Screenplay Award, Human Values...

Fountainhead e-Letter, Berlin/Germany

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FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Theatre e - Letter December 2012 . Berlin.Germany www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com IN THIS EDITION XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013 Entry Form Information - SUBMISSION DEADLINE:...

SHOOTING STARS 2013 selected

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How to double revenues…by understanding audiences. Seminar at Göteborg

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In the beginning of February 2013 the long-awaited report on the creative sector in Sweden will be published. One of the case studies, written by Bengt Toll, looks at the prerequisites for a real growth on all levels within the Swedish Film Industry. That is the backdrop to this seminar in which Bengt Toll discuss his findings with experts Mike Gubbins and Peter Buckinghamwho will take the issues further. The seminar aims to cut to the real issue for producer...

The board of the European Film Academy concerned concerned about public film funding in Europe

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On the occasion of its meeting held in Valletta/Malta following the 25th European Film Awards the board of the European Film Academy issued the following declaration: The European Film Academy is very much concerned about public film funding in Europe! Europe’s national supporting schemes are threatened by the new so-called Cinema Communication issued by the EU. Member states with important film funds like Germany and France have expressed deep concerns about the new rule. The board of t...

The Rural Route tour is set to kick out great dates in 2013!

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The Rural Route tour is set to kick out great dates in 2013! That includes Iowa shows in Donna Reed’s hometown of Denison and across the state at the spiffy Oneota Film Festival in Decorah.  We dip down in the desert to Oro Valley Library, AZ, then come back SE with a mini Appalachian tour that includes stops at Abingdon Community College in VA, Appalshop in KY, and Mechanical Eye in Asheville, NC.  Later on, shows back east at universities and art spaces in Boston and Phil...

Montenegro and Russia to join the EFP network

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Montenegro and Russia have been accepted as the newest member countries ofEuropean Film Promotion (EFP). At the last meeting in Hamburg (Germany), the EFP members decided to welcome the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and theRussian Cinema Fund, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation into the pan-European network. As of 2013, EFP will be uniting 35 promotion organisations from 36 countries to promote and market films and talent from across Europe unde...

Stefan Kitanov receives Europa Cinemas Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2012

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Every year Europa Cinemas awards three Prizes to the Best Exhibitors of the Network and this year the Europa Cinemas Award for Entrepreneur of the Year has been awarded to Stefan Kitanov. In the official letter signed by the President of Europa Cinemas – Ian Christie and the Director General Claude-Eric Poiroux it is said that: “The award has been awarded to Mr. Kitanov in recognition of his successful work as exhibitor of Dom na Kinoto, whose annual admissions have doubled ...

Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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  The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by Bruno Ch...

Interview with Ole Christian Madsen on 'Superclassico' (2012)

‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

Interview with Ole Christian Madsen on 'Superclassico' (2012)

‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

Love, Amour takes home the 4 best prizes at the 25th European Film Awards

                                The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR France / Germany / Austria, 127 min written & directed by Michael Haneke produced by Margaret Menegoz, Stefan ...

Winners at 20th PLUS CAMERIMAGE announced

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PLUS CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED Competition winners at PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, were revealed today as the milestone 20th anniversary edition came to a close in grand fashion at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz. Student Films Competition Golden Tadpole winner: BLACKSTORY The most original and innovative film that opens the gate to the future. Christoph Brunner and Stefan Brunner directors, Robert Oberreiner, cinemat...

The European Film Awards live on a television near you.

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2012 THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS - LIVE! There will be a live stream of the awards ceremony on  www.europeanfilmawards.eu  Follow real-time postings of the winners facebook and twitter Watch the European Film Awards on TV! The 25th European Film Awards are broadcast across Europe and beyond. These are the times / dates:  TERRITORY BROADCASTER ...

East Doc Platform

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  SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS from CENTRAL and EASTERN EUROPE East Doc Platform | Prague | March 4 – 10, 2013 | East European Forum, Doc Launch, East Silver Institute of Documentary Film calls for projects in development / production / post-production. Application deadline: December 1, 2012 ·         EAST EUROPEAN FORUM 5 day-workshop and public pitching. open for: 10 Central and East European projects in development and production fo...

East Doc Platform

Dates: March 4 - 10, 2013

Where: Prague, Czech Republic

Focus: narrative development, promotion, networking, co-financing, distribution – based on one-on-one meetings 

 
The 2nd East Doc Platform (EDP) edition is the largest Central and East European documentary event held March in Prague, 2013, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film. It is the meeting point for 120 East European filmmakers and producers who seek creative, financial and distribution support, and more than 70 key international festival programmers, commissioning editors, buyers, distributors, sales agents, film fund and organization representatives who will be able to choose from some of the most promising films and projects in Central and Eastern Europe.The event is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film In association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

East Doc Platform draws from the unique representation of key international documentary professionals who are, in non-exclusive setting, available for informal meetings  to every participant as well as accredited observers. East Doc Platform helps quality creative documentaries to fine-tune their story and visual style, and find suitable partners for co-production and distribution. East Doc Platform is designed for documentary professionals with projects in the development, production, and post-production stage, and for professionals with completed films. 

Conference: Towards Transparency 2.0 - Focus on Media Concentration

    Almost 200 media professionals and decision makers attended our 20th anniversary conference on media concentration on the 7th of November at the Council of Europe here in Strasbourg. If you made it, thanks for coming! If not, we’re now able to send you the information which so many of the participants requested following our conference. First of all, you’ll find a film of the conference on the YouTube Channel of the European Audiovisual Observatory here: T...

The awards of the 16th Black Nights Film Festival were announced

The grand prix of the 16th Black Nights Film Festival was awarded to the Ukrainian film House with a Turret, the Tridens Herring competition prize was awarded to Everybody's Gone and the prize for the best Estonian film went to Mushrooming.   House with a turret - Trailer - Eye on Films par eyeonfilms Described by the jury as a  haunting work of cinematic art that brings us face to face with the hardships of war through the eyes of an innocent child, House with a Turre...

Locarno Open Doors 2013 to focus on the South Caucasus

© Festival del film Locarno The eleventh edition of Open Doors will focus on the South Caucasus. The Festival del film Locarno’s section that supports and puts the spotlight on filmmakers and films from countries in the South and East where independent cinema is vulnerable will also introduce a new component. With support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), every year Open Doors focuses on a different region; following Africa i...

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...

This year’s Berlinale Retrospective is entitled “The Weimar Touch”

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Berlinale Retrospective 2013: “The Weimar Touch. The International Influence of Weimar Cinema after 1933”   This year’s Retrospective is entitled “The Weimar Touch” and is devoted to how cinema from the Weimar Republic influenced international filmmaking after 1933. It will focus on continuities, mutual effects and transformations in the films of German-speaking emigrants up into the 1950s.   Weimar cinema flourished not least because of the democr...

Tallinn Industry Days kicks off with an unprecedented line-up of Asian and North American professionals

  The top movers from Asian and American independent industry from producers to financiers, festivals and institutions are meeting up in Estonia on 26-28 November to boost their cooperation across continents, Estonia and North Eastern Europe. Multinational hits, Asian project markets, potential of genre biz, and crowd funding are tackled in a two day meet with a unique finance and matching program with local startup and risk capital leaders. Black Nights Film Festival in its 16th editi...

FIPRESCI Awards at the festivals of Mar del Plata, Carthage, Athens, Taipei, Gijón

Mar del Plata (Argentina, Festival Internacional de Cine, November 17-25, 2012). Prize: "The Towrope" (La sirga) by William Vega (first feature) (Colombia, México, France, 2012), presented in the Latin American Competition. Jury: Ziva Emersic, Slovenia ("Radio and TV Slovenija"), Rodrigo Portales, Peru ("El Peruano"), Nazareno Brega, Argentina ("Terra Argentina"). Print Source: Cineplex - Elba McAllister, Diagonal 79 Bis N° 29C - 24, Bogot&aac...

Plus Camerimage film festival set to kick off this weekend

PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, kicks off its landmark 20th edition this weekend, igniting a week’s worth of film’s from celebrated cinematographers and hosting an array of top industry talent. The 20th edition of the Festival promises to be the biggest yet, with a lineup of hot new films and considerable star power. 314 films from around the world will be showcased from November 24 to December 1 as all eyes turn to Bydgoszcz for a Fe...

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