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New York Asian Film Festival to open with Written by

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New York Asian Film Festival (June 19 ­ July 5) Announces Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Presentation Films Taking place at the IFC Center and Japan Society in New York City, the New York Asian Film Festival is the largest festival of popular Asian film in North America and we're proud to announce its Opening and Closing Night films as well as its Centerpiece Presentation. These three titles join a line-up of 45 feature films competing in this year¹s New York Asian Film Festival ...

International Film Festival Summit Announces the Certified Film Festival Professional Program

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announces the Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program, a two-day course that provides a comprehensive training curriculum for film festival professionals, will take place this December 4-5, 2009 in Las Vegas.     The CFFP Program is a two-day course that provides a comprehensive training curriculum covering the most important elements involved in film festival work.  The course content for each section is developed by a ...

New IFFS Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announces the Certified Film Festival Professional (CFFP) Program, a two-day course that provides a comprehensive training curriculum for film festival professionals, will take place this December 4-5, 2009 in Las Vegas. The CFFP Program is a two-day course that provides a comprehensive training curriculum covering the most important elements involved in film festival work. The course content for each section is developed by a top professional in...

European Film Talents Shine At San Francisco Film Festival

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At mid point of the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, the oldest in North America, films from European directors have been making the most impact. With its cosmopolitan air and its distinctive European ex-pat communities, San Francisco is not only a destination for European artists but also a place to sample the best of the new European cinema. Most of the European films on display are congregated in the World Cinema section. Among the highlights from European talents: BULLET IN TH...

European Film Talents Shine At San Francisco Film Festival

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 TROUBLED WATER  At mid point of the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, the oldest in North America, films from European directors have been making the most impact. With its cosmopolitan air and its distinctive European ex-pat communities, San Francisco is not only a destination for European artists but also a place to sample the best of the new European cinema. Most of the European films on display are congregated in the World Cinema section. ...

Call for Entries for Chicago International Children's Film Festival!!

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The 26th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF), Oct. 22-Nov. 1, 2009 Deadline: early-May 1 & late-May 31. The CICFF is the largest competitive fest of films & videos for children in North America, programming over 200 films & videos from 40 countries targeted for children ages 3-16. The CICFF is the only Academy-qualifying children’s film festival in the world. Entries must have copyright date of 2006, 2007 or 2008. CICFF presents films in contexts that en...

WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces Awards

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The 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces The Remi Award Winners for 2009Houston, Texas - Apr 26, 2009 WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 42nd annual independent film showcase with a 10% increase in overall audience attendance! Kick-off was the world premiere of WorldFest alum, Jim Amatulli's "Flying By" with film luminary and Oscar winner, Patric...

NEWSLETTER N° 412: April 22, 2009

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              Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has now MERGED and MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, si...

IFFBoston 2008 - Who Makes the Call?

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At the Opening Night party for Independent Film Festival Boston 2008, I asked Managing Director Brian Tamm about the festival’s selection process and whether they keep any themes in mind when filling out the schedule.  His response was: “We just try to select the best films we can. You guys [the press] tell us what the themes are.” Well, let’s see what they came up with. With the Opening Night thriller’s frostbitten Siberian north (Transsiberian) and the Closing Nig...

Celebrating North America's Oldest Film Festival

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  San Francisco, April 17----- While it is common these days for every city, resort and college town to have its own international film festival, it is San Francisco, the glittering city in North California, that can make the singular claim of having hosted North America’s first on-going film festival event. Launched in December 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival was the first event to offer a mix of international cinema, the first stirring of th...

Celebrating North America's Oldest Film Festival

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While it is common these days for every city, resort and college town to have its own international film festival, it is San Francisco, the glittering city in North California, that can make the singular claim of having hosted North America’s first on-going film festival event. Launched in December 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival was the first event to offer a mix of international cinema, the first stirring of the American Independent movement and a smattering of serious-mi...

Woody World Premiere At Tribeca FF

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  New York-----The Tribeca Film Festival will open in a little over a week with the highly anticipated new comedy from legendary filmmaker Woody Allen. WHATEVER WORKS is Allen’s first film shot in New York after a recent spate of successful films helmed in Europe. The comedy stars Larry David, Even Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson and Ed Begley Jr. and will have its world premiere at the Festival on 22 April.   Allen has just had a success d’estime with his well regarded...

5 types of Festivals, a classification by Elliott Grove

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Film festivals are divided into categories based on the number of acquisition executives that attend. Majors The major film festivals, in rank, are: Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam and Venice. Cannes is undoubtedly the premiere event. Toronto and Sundance vie for the number two spot, but since Sundance has become a launching pad for Hollywood films, I personally give the number two spot to Toronto - if for no other reason than the important slots it gives to foreign languag...

60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest

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Houston World Fest will run April 17 - 26, 2009 WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality fi...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Line Up

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 14th edition, April 23-27, 2009. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that more than 110 films will screen at this year’s event, which now spans five days. “We’re a little shorter this year, yet we have added more venues, as well as a second weekend featuring the ‘Best of the Fest,” said Emerman. “The festival takes pride in our determination to bring Palm Beach County on...

Romano cinema and culture at B-EST

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This year, Charta Cultural Foundation and the National Center for Roma Culture, with the support of S.C. Niro Investment S.A., propose a challenging new section within B-EST International Film Festival, entitled ROMANO CINEMA AND CULTURE – featuring films about the Roma culture and cinematography, scheduled to be screened on March 27th and March 28th at Studio Cinema. The intercultural dialogue is one of the necessary conditions of a modern society and one cannot deny the fact that t...

Silva Wins IFG Inspiration Award In Miami

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  Tuesday, March 17------Chilean director Sebastian Silva has been awarded the International Film Guide Inspiration Award at the Miami International Film Festival (6-15 March 2009) for his debut film THE MAID (La Nana). The Award, sponsored by UK book publisher Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk) and American dvd distributor The Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), honors emerging filmmakers at international film festivals and events worldwide. The Miami International Film ...

11th TDF: OPENING CEREMONY (3/14/2009)

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OPENING CEREMONY The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century enters its second decade as of Friday, March 13, with the Opening Ceremony of the 11th edition at the Olympion Theatre. Stavros Kalafatis, Minister of Macedonia-Thrace, launched the Documentary Festival, and the screening of Chao Gan’s The Red Race followed. Despina Mouzaki, Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, welcomed the audienc...

Miami Film Festival's Heart And Soul

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In many ways, the heart and soul of the Miami International Film Festival is its Ibero-American competition, which focuses on dramatic features by first or second time directors from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Not only is the competition prize a huge lure ($25,000 from the Knight Foundation plus a host of other services) but films coming from the region have a natural audience here in Miami, where expats from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the rest of Latin America make u...

Miami Film Festival's Heart And Soul

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  Friday, March 13-----In many ways, the heart and soul of the Miami International Film Festival is its Ibero-American competition, which focuses on dramatic features by first or second time directors from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Not only is the competition prize a huge lure ($25,000 from the Knight Foundation plus a host of other services) but films coming from the region have a natural audience here in Miami, where expats from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the...

Miami Film Festival's Multicultural Mission

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  Thursday, March 5------The Miami International Film Festival has a unique place in the whirlwind of film festivals in North America. Now in its 26th year and under the auspices of Miami-Dade College, one of the largest universities in the United States, the Festival’s mission is to bridge cultural understanding, endorse tolerance and encourage artistic development and excellence within a vigorous academic setting by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema...

Miami Film Festival's Multicultural Mission

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The Miami International Film Festival has a unique place in the whirlwind of film festivals in North America. Now in its 26th year and under the auspices of Miami-Dade College, one of the largest universities in the United States, the Festival’s mission is to bridge cultural understanding, endorse tolerance and encourage artistic development and excellence within a vigorous academic setting by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, MIFF presents the city...

Palm Springs Shorts Film Festival

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET June 23 – 29, 2009   Call for Entries Regular Deadline: March 27, 2009 Late Deadline: April 24, 2009 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-mai...

Palm Springs Shorts Film Festival

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET June 23 – 29, 2009   Call for Entries Regular Deadline: March 27, 2009 Late Deadline: April 24, 2009 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@p...
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