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Aruba to host a new international film festival next june

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It was announced today that the island nation of Aruba will host a new international film festival (the nation’s first), The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which will take place June 4-10, 2010. Details were unveiled at a press conference today by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira, along with the Festival’s Artistic Director Claudio Masenza, at the Radisson Hotel & Resort in Aruba’s Palm Beach.Commented Minister of Tourism, Labor and Transporta...

Forget Me Not

Director: Abel Gonzalez.
Meg is still mourning the death of her husband when her lover asks her to move in with him. Is it too early to forget?

Discoveries and Rediscoveries at the 5th Forum Expanded

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Forum Expanded, which explores the intersections between film and other arts, remains a programme on the move. Looking at the selection of more than 40 films, installations and performances from 20 countries reveals that this year’s Forum Expanded will be making room for new perspectives, both artistically and geopolitically. "Cinema City", for example, an installation project initiated by Indian filmmaker, curator and activist Madhusree Dutta will be on display in several cinema ...

Market Wrap Up For European Cinema

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  With 2009 coming to a close, which represented a challenge to the specialty distribution market in North America (and everywhere else), French cinema was the sole bright light in what has become a shrinking market for European quality film. While there were some celebrated films from Germany (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Spain (Broken Embraces), Italy (Gomorrah) and the UK (Bright Star, Hunger), their overall box office performances were considered very modest. The BBC co-prod...

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2010

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June 22-28, 2010 Call for Entries Regular Deadline: February 15, 2010 Late Deadline: March 15, 2010. Online entry form   Contact Info For more information contact: Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3 Palm Springs, California 92262 USA Tel: (760) 322-2930 Fax: (760) 322-4087 Website: www.psfilmfest.org E-mail: info@psfilmest.org The video blog with dailies on fest21.com PALM SPRINGS INTE...

Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program graduating class

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced their 2009 Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program graduating class earlier this month at a special ceremony which preceded the 6th annual International Film Festival Summit. The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced their 2009 Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program graduating class earlier this month at a special ceremony which preceded the 6th annual International Film Festival Summit. ...

Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program graduating class

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced their 2009 Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program graduating class earlier this month at a special ceremony which preceded the 6th annual International Film Festival Summit. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2009 -- The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced their 2009 Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program graduating class earlier this month at a special ceremony which preceded the 6th annual Internat...

SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL

Films that uplift, enlighten and challenge us. Films that reflect the human spirit, the human existence, and the opportunity to live in peace with our selves, with each other, with our Planet. Films that speak from the heart and awake joy, love and compaction within us. The spiritual cinema sheds light on the quest for meaning and inspiration, and has become a prominent trend in the film industry around the world.

 

About the festival
The international film festival “SPIRIT” takes place on OCTOBER 13 to 16 2010, in Tel Aviv’s Cinematheque for the 4th time. It will include three categories- Full length feature films, Documentary and Short films. The festival will entertain international film makers, art shows and talks inspired by the films that will complete the cinematic happening.

The festival is a  happening outside the screening halls as well, and is considered to be the leading event in its field in Israel. The screenings will be accompanied by a wide range of activities, open to the public, amongst them- spiritual art expositions, a colorful new age fair and live music shows from some of the best world music artists in Israel.

SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL

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Entry Material Film must be submitted as DVD copy of the work for preview, formatted for multi-zone or for Zone 1 (North America). Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film Festival is a forum for filmmakers who create films with themes that inspire transformation and personal growth, promote positive global activism and create environmental awareness. It is our goal to create a dialogue about the global issues that impact us all and to amplify the voices of those who need to be heard. All films submitted...

NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT ...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have "international" in their name, but don't really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema's answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year's surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival's 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have “international” in their name, but don’t really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema’s answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year’s surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival’s 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community will vie ...

North American Indies At Tallinn FF

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  DON'T LET ME DROWN (Cruz Angeles, USA)  While covering the events and atmosphere here in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, for POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, I should come clean and let readers know that I have been hired by the Festival to bring quality American and Canadian films to the event this year. In all, a record 25 films from North America will be showcased in Tallinn this year. Here is the copy written by me as an introduction to the 10-film NORT...

Kashish – Mumbai Queer Film Festival 2010 - Call for Entries

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CALL FOR ENTRIESIt is time for Mumbai to celebrate with its own queer film festival : Kashish – Mumbai Queer Film Festival to be held April 22nd – 25th, 2010.The festival, organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost, intends to showcase and support films with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer themes, relevant to Indian and Indian Diaspora. It aims to provide filmmakers, artists, activists, media persons and audiences with a space to communicate, share diverse experiences an...

Summer In Tallinn: (500) DAYS of it

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Summer is coming to Tallinn next week.....well not exactly the balmy weather of July and August, but a film that brings with it the sultriness of that special season. The American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER opens the 13th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the biggest film festival event in Eastern Europe, on November 26. The festival, which will unspool nearly 250 films in Estonia's capital city, is a true feast for adventurous cinema lovers. One of the big American indie hi...

Summer In Tallinn: (500) DAYS of it

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  Summer is coming to Tallinn next week.....well not exactly the balmy weather of July and August, but a film that brings with it the sultriness of that special season. The American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER opens the 13th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the biggest film festival event in Eastern Europe, on November 26. The festival, which will unspool nearly 250 films in Estonia's capital city, is a true feast for adventurous cinema lovers. One of the bi...

N Y C Films Festival (New York films festival)

NYC FILMS FESTIVAL August 12th to 19th, 2010 Submissions open November 2nd 2009 GENERAL The mission of the NYC Films Festival is to help new talented filmmakers to reach the best possible audience for their work. Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully. CATEGORIES: ◦ Narrative Feature Films ◦ Narrative Short Films ◦ Documentary Films DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES NOVEMBER 2, 2009 Submissions open Earlybird deadline November 3 to January 4, 2010 = Features 60 minutes up $ 25 Earlybird deadline November 3 to January 4, 2010 = Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 15 OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE January 4th to April 30th 2010 Features 60 minutes up $ 30 January 4th to April 30th 2010 Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 20 LATE DEADLINE May 1st to June 30th, 2010 Features 60 minutes up $ 50 May 1st to June 30th 2010 Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 30 **ENTRY FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS, PER FILM AND NON-REFUNDABLE. NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email, phone or fax approximately July 10th 2010 OPENING GALA August 12 closing August 19th 2010 COMPLETION DATE No Requirement for completed by date PLACE OF ORIGIN Projects may originate from anywhere in the world NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS Must have English subtitles PREMIERE STATUS No premier requirement DISTRIBUTION STATUS Projects may have distribution HOW TO ENTER Apply online at http://www.NYCFilms.com or via http://www.fest21.com and mail all required entry materials (see below) ENTRY MATERIALS 1) Entry form copy 2) Copy of payment by credit card. 3) 1DVD of the film, formatted for Multi-zone or for Zone 1 (North America) labeled with the work's Title, Running Time, Director(s) name(s) Please do not put adhesive labels on the disc unless it is a professional output job (if burning yourself, use a permanent marker to write all the information. ** ENTRY MATERIAL WILL NOT BE RETURNED ** MULTIPLE ENTRIES Each entered work must be accompanied by its own entry form and by a separate DVD IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED You must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival upon invitation: (1) You will be required to execute a release and agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the NYC Films Festival, warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at NYC Films Festival indemnify and hold harmless NYC Films, LLC at its affiliates against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at NYC films Festival. (2) You will be responsible for delivery of the exhibition copy of the invited work in one of the Exhibition Formats specified below to the address designated by the Festival. The Festival will arrange and cover the cost of the return shipping of your print or video after the conclusion of the Festival. We recommend shipment via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands. • We exhibit in 35mm, 16mm and HDCAM. • Due to our limited capacity to project 16mm, the Festival reserves the right to request that work originally in that format be supplied to us in HDCAM. • Films in competition will be required to provide a second exhibition copy to accommodate juror screenings. • The Festival may request additional exhibition copies to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue. (3) You will provide a properly completed and signed official NYC FILMS “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist” (4) You will provide at least one DVD copy of the finalized and completed film for Festival archives. FESTIVAL SECTIONS Films invited to participate in the NYC FILMS FESTIVAL will be shown in the section Festival programmers determine most appropriate in their sole discretion. In Competition: World Narrative Features *Open to works from all regions. *Eligible for: Best Narrative Feature, Best New Documentary Filmmaker, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress. World Documentary Features • Open to works from all regions. • Eligible for: Best Documentary Feature, Best Director. Shorts (narrative and documentary - under 30 minutes) • Eligible for: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, and Student Visionary Award. • Student short films must be produced through an accredited educational institution. • Shorts will play either in a shorts program or before a feature film. AWARDS • Unless otherwise agreed to by Festival programmers in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director (as identified in the Film Information Form). • Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any). • All new feature-length works are eligible for the “Audience Award” regardless of section. • All feature-length shot in NYC are eligible for the “Best New York Narrative” and “Best New York Documentary” awards. (Must be at least a NY premiere.) • 2010 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change. SHIPPING ADDRESS All submissions must be sent prepaid (including any applicable customs fees) to: NYC FILMS c/o Roberto Rizzo Attn: ENTRIES – “Film Title” – SHORT or FEATURE (Label appropriate category on outside of package) 1 UNIVERSITY PLACE 9C New York, NY 10003 USA

Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena

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Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena By Maria Esteves - October 26, 2009 Dedicated to the loving memory of Florence Perlow Shientag (September 9, 1908 - October 7, 2009)As Lincoln Center celebrates it's 50th Anniversary (October 15, 2009 - January 16, 2010), Richard Pena (RP) program director and chairman of the selection committee at The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Italian Neorealism and the Birth of Modern Cinema at the Walter Reade Theater, October 3...

Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena

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By Maria Esteves - October 26, 2009Dedicated to the loving memory of Florence Perlow Shientag (September 9, 1908 - October 7, 2009)As Lincoln Center celebrates it's 50th Anniversary (October 15, 2009 - January 16, 2010), Richard Pena (RP) program director and chairman of the selection committee at The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Italian Neorealism and the Birth of Modern Cinema at the Walter Reade Theater, October 30 - November 24, 2009. Pena discovered his love of film early in l...

A Celebration of Sunshine And Celluloid

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  After several weeks of miserably rainy and too-cold-for-October weather in New York City, a jaunt to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in sunny South Florida is exactly what the doctor ordered. The Festival, which is celebrating its 24th year, is one of the most respected regional events on the festival circuit, with an ambitious slate of film premieres, celebrity tributes and chic after-parties. Festivities begin this Friday and run through November 8. Affectionate...

Fort Lauderdale a Celebration of Sunshine And Celluloid

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After several weeks of miserably rainy and too-cold-for-October weather in New York City, a jaunt to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in sunny South Florida is exactly what the doctor ordered. The Festival, which is celebrating its 24th year, is one of the most respected regional events on the festival circuit, with an ambitious slate of film premieres, celebrity tributes and chic after-parties. Festivities begin this Friday and run through November 8. Affectionately known as FLIF...

AFM Nov. 4-11 will screen 445 motion pictures...

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The 30th American Film Market (AFM) Nov. 4-11 will screen 445 motion pictures in 27 languages, including 73 world premieres and 311 market premieres, to 8,000-plus film buyers and industry professionals from more than 70 countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world and/or market premieres include Get Low, starring Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall (K5 Inte...

Checking The Pulse of European Cinema

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  Penelope Cruz in BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain)  The New York Film Festival, which enters its final weekend today, has presented a program with a large emphasis on European cinema. With a strong showing of films from Portugal (http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/filmnewyork/a_peek_at_portugese_cinema_at_nyff) and France (http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/filmnewyork/the_french_invasion_of_new_york), the Festival finds that contemporary European cinema from other nations not only has...

Jury members for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australia'...

From Rotterdam to Sundance Vancouver International Film Festival

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A couple of years ago, the Vancouver International Film Festival (October 1 – 16, 2009) used to be one of the best film festivals, not just in North America, but in the world. This is a very strong claim and it is not just the usual rhetoric exaggeration of the film critic. But this is no longer the case. It is still a very good film festival, but, alas, it has lost the bold and unconventional flavour that used to make it absolutely exceptional. The reason why the Vancouver International Film ...

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