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4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011

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ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (16 – 20 NOVEMBER)4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT (DEADLINE 30 JUNE)Powered by Vast Blue There are only 4 weeks left to submit to the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival (16 – 20 November). Encounters is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards, including the BAFTAs, Cartoon D’Or, European Film Awards, and Oscars®. Submit your short film or animation by Thursday 30th June, for an op...

ScreenSingapore outlines the achievements and the program for the inaugural edition, set for 5 to 12 June 2011

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Exactly one year after the Board of ScreenSingapore announced its ambitious plan at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010 to create a filmed entertainment ‘hybrid’ event in Singapore, key Board members, headed by Chairman Greg Coote, return to Cannes to outline the achievements and the program for the inaugural edition, set for 5 to 12 June 2011. ScreenSingapore has a myriad of component parts: 1) World, International or Asia-Pacific Premieres (5 – 12 June) ScreenSingapore fea...

Comments on Krakow Film Festival 2011 awards

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JURY VERDICTSINTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONHaving seen all the competition films, the International Documentary Competition Jury of the 51st Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Tue Steen Müller – the chairman (Denmark), Dušan Hudec (Slovakia), Marcin Koszałka (Poland), Kaleo La Belle (Switzerland), and Annamaria Percavassi (Italy) have decided to award:GOLDEN HORN for the Director of the Best Film: for Wojciech Staroń, the director of THE ARGENTINIAN LESSON (Poland). The fil...

Aruba Festival reveals line up

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Program details for the 2nd Annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 10-16, 2011, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 13 different countries and feature several international premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira. Among the titles, the international premieres at AIFF include the Massimiliano Bruno directed Italian...

Short-film auteurs dream big at Cannes

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It reportedly costs 95 euros ($135) for a short film to be considered for Cannes (AFP/File, Anne-Christine Poujoulat) By Robert MacPherson (AFP) CANNES, France — Jordan Bayne came to Cannes looking for distribution for her dramatic short "The Sea is All I Know", if not to catch a movie or two. Soon she realised that, for an independent film-maker, the real value of turning up at the world's biggest film festival lies in the networking possibilities -- and...

Zhang Ziyi joins ScreenSingapore ambassadors

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The Board of ScreenSingapore announced today international superstar Zhang Ziyi (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA), has formalised her support for the inaugural event, joining a host of distinguished figures within the international film community as an event Ambassador. Albert Lee, Oliver Stone, Wayne Wang and Harold Shaw are among the list of high profile names previously announced along with CJ Group VP Miky Lee and Kishore Lulla of Eros Internationa...

Jonathan Demme guest of second Aruba, along other prestigious line up

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It was announced today that Golden Globe Award-winning actress Kim Cattrall (“Sex in the City” franchise, “Big Trouble in Little China,” “Meet Monica Velour”), Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Manchurian Mandate”), BAFTA Film Award-winning Hollywood wardrobe designer Michael Kaplan (”Blade Runner,” “Burlesque,” “Fight Club”) and Academy Award®-nominated director Milcho Manchevski (“Before the Rain,” “Mothers”) will b...

On Independent European Cinema: An Exclusive Interview with ECU’s Scott Hillier

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  Project CineMaas presents an exclusive interview with Paris-based Scott Hillier, an Academy Award winning Australian filmmaker who founded ECU The European Independent Film Festival. Read on as he clarifies a wide array of issues, from the film festival’s evolution and his definition of independent European cinema to the judging process and his visions for the future.   The sixth ECU The European Independent Film Festival took place this year in Paris, Fra...

Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media will honor filmmaker Angela Hinton

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"NYIFF TO HONOR AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY  "ANIMATION: A PALETTE OF POSSIBILITIES" DURING THE 2011 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL"   Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media (IFQNMF) is pleased to announce that it will honor multi-award winning documentary filmmaker Angela Hinton at a special celebration during the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival.  IFQNMF festival president Dan Frank will throw an invitation-only party on Sunday May 15th at the Pe...

A Tribute To Sidney Poitier

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  Sidney Poitier, an iconic screen presence and a game changer for the way that African Americans were perceived in the turbulent years of the 1950s and 1960s, is being honored this evening by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York with the 2011 Chaplin Award. Poitier will be praised by an eclectic and star-studded list of celebrities including Dan Ackroyd, Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby, Ruby Dee, Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover, Norman Jewison, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones, Ben Ki...

Documentary filmmaker Angela Hinton to be honored in Cannes

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Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media (IFQNMF) is pleased to announce that it will honor multi-award winning documentary filmmaker Angela Hinton at a special celebration during the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival. IFQNMF festival president Dan Frank will throw an invitation-only party on Sunday May 15th at the Penthouse Terrance on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean. The guest list will also include press buyers, distributors and A-list personalities as well as fellow IFQNMF and...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) FilmFund Panelists

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2011 FILM FUND PANELLISTS ANNOUNCED: XUE XIAOLU, TONY AYRES AND ANDREW PIKE   The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the continuation of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund to support new films from Asia-Pacific and the panellists who will assess the entries for 2011. Xue Xiaolu and Tony Ayres will join the assessment panel for 2011 which will once again be Chaired by Ronin Films' Managing Director and member of APSA's 2009 International Jur...

UCLA TFT Festival of New Creative Work 2011

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AARON SORKIN, ALLISON ANDERS AND JUNE FORAY TO BE HONORED AT UCLA TFT 2011 FESTIVAL OF NEW CREATIVE WORK Aaron Sorkin, Allison Anders and June Foray will be among those honored at this year's Festival of New Creative Work presented by UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television (TFT) http://legacy.tft.ucla.edu/festival/. The annual week-long festival showcases and screens the works of TFT's emerging artists, and honors the work of the entertainment industry's brightest and most respecte...

Sidney Lumet: One Of The Greats

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  We lost one of the greats this past week. Sidney Lumet, a national treasure and the quintessential New York filmmaker (sorry, Woody Allen) died last week at the age of 86. In a career that spanned over 50 years in both live television and the big screen, Lumet was nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times and has left an indelible filmography of titles that are distinguished by their social relevancy and strong caliber of acting. Lumet’s most famous films were shot in and were ...

USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events

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  The USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events for the 41st Annual USA Film Festival, April 27 - May 1, 2011.  All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  Advance tickets are available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning Friday, April 15, 2011. The program includes special TRIBUTES to the following performing artists: Barry Corbin William Fichtner Malcolm McDowell [Editors Note: For additional...

SGD $20,000 CASH PRIZE TO BE WON AT THE ASIAN SHORT FILM AWARDS @ SCREENSINGAPORE!

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The Asian Short Film Awards @ ScreenSingapore is giving away a cash prize of SGD $20,000, sponsored by RGM Media, for the most outstanding short film.  The winner will be invited to attend ScreenSingapore with travel expenses covered. Top 10 finalists will receive complimentary Trade Accreditation Badge worth SGD $400, which includes access to masterclasses and workshops with renowned filmmakers as well as red carpet premiere screenings. Submissions close on 30 April, so send in your short ...

ScreenSingapore exciting line-up of programme includes

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  ScreenSingapore exciting line-up of programme includes:   Finance Forum@ScreenSingapore on 7 June A conference dedicated to film finance, production, distribution, and digital innovation. This conference will provide strategies to bolster continued growth and information for co-production opportunities in this region of the world. The programme will also include a special feature on ‘Made by Singapore' highlighting local post-production and special effects companies. ...

István Szabó will preside the international jury at the 46th KVIFF

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  The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) is honored to announce that multiple Oscar-nominee and -winner Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó will preside the international jury at the 46th KVIFF. "Nine years after having presented his film TAKING SIDES at the 37th KVIFF, Mr. Szabó will be back at the Festival. We couldn't be more thrilled to have such a distinguished and legendary artist heading the Festival's jury, " said Karel Och, KVIFF's Artistic Dire...

Krakow’s film celebration underway!

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Today is the beginning of the 4th edition of Poland’s biggest independent film festival – OFF PLUS CAMERA. The program includes multiple meetings with the stars of cinema, workshops, discussion panels, new sections and contests.  Many movie personalities accepted our invitation: one of the most famous Hindu actors – Amitabh Bachchan, versatile Polish artist Lech Majewski, Australian director and screenwriter Peter Weir, Richard Jenkins, actor with an impressive filmography, as well as th...

ECU Ends With Awards Ceremony

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ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival, Europe’s premier event for independent cinema, announces the festival’s award winners. ÉCU 2011, in partnership with G-Technology, screened 77 films from 26 countries over the weekend of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April 2011 at cinema Sept Parnassiens and the Cinema Action Christine in Paris.Twenty awards were given out at the ceremony. “The Best Director” 2011 was shared by Susanne Kellermann, Florian Hirschmann, Katja Benrath the directors of...

The Gregory Peck Commemorative Stamp

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Actors Laura Dern, Morgan Freeman and singer Natalie Maines will join host Sharon Stone in honoring Oscar®-winner Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003) at the First Day of Issue ceremony for the Gregory Peck Commemorative Stamp.  Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, the ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.  Admission is free. The stamp is the 17th in...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

77 films are competing for of “Europe’s Best Independent Film” at ÉCU

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77 films from 26 countries are competing for the title of “Europe’s Best Independent Film” at ÉCU- The Eu ropean Independent Film Festival 2011 This weekend, between the 1st and 3rd of April, the European Independent Film Festival will screen 77 independent films from 26 countries at cinema Sept Parnassiens located in Paris Montparnasse Quarter and the Cinema Christine located in the Saint Germain-des-Prés Quarter of Paris. Since its inception six years ago the festival has proved to be...

Preview on FMX program from Stuttgart animation FX and more...

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  FMX 2011 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Just one month to go! FMX 2011 is about to kick off to a great start, with just one month to go! This year we are bringing an exciting selection of conference programming to Stuttgart for four days, focusing on the most exciting issues taking place in the industry. FMX takes a fresh look at Stereo 3D including contributions from Weta Digital on the ride "King Kong...

NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

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