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Where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time?

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A note from the President Politics, allegedly, is the art of answering questions you haven’t been asked. I won’t be doing that today. People often ask: where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time? The only question that I find important is that of the future of independent, auteur cinema, and thus the future of film festivals, as they are basically the same thing. For a long time I believed that cinema was a kind of royal processional road along which one went from Lu...

The Global Film Village: The 25th Santa Barbara Film Festival Wraps With Awards

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by Marla Lewin   Jeff Bridges CRAZY HEART Photo by Lorey Sebastian (c) Fox Searchlight 2009 The final day of the 25th festival was proclaimed Jeff Bridges day. It is a full day of films starring Jeff Bridges concluding with a screening of Crazy Heart for which he is nominated for a Best Actor nomination by the Academy. A tribute to the Santa Barbara native will cap the evening. At a Sunday morning brunch at the famed Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort the winners of the 201...

Winding Down

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Winding Down By Kimberly Deisler Could it possibly be day ten already? While the week was excruciatingly long in that everyone’s exhausted and choking with some kind of cough or cold, we’re finally here … on the last day of the festival. Although most of the world considers this to be Valentine’s Day, those in Santa Barbara are celebrating the local sweetheart with Jeff Bridges Day by screening all of his Oscar nominated films, The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt...

Santa Barbara wrapped with awards to Letters to Father Jakobs

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The 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2010 festival competition at a Press Conference and Sunday morning brunch at the famed Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, hosted by KTYD Radio's Julie Ramos. The festival, which celebrated its Silver Anniversary February 4-14, was a huge success. By the look of the theaters you'd never know the economy was in the fight of its life as audiences packed the theaters for the last 11 days, proving once again how p...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its line-up

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Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its stellar line-up for 2010.  The 25th edition features 196 films including 18 World Premieres, 28 U.S. Premieres and a vast selection of films representing 45 countries.  SBIFF is proud to welcome immensely talented filmmakers and honorees as we look back at 25 years of cinematic history and has assembled exceptional and evocative movies to entertain the expansive SBIFF audience.  The Fest...

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...

Scott’s November Festival Update

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  Scott Hillier Hi! Our early deadline is getting near so if you directors want your film to be in competition at ÉCU 2010 you’d best work on locking that picture and send us a screening copy as soon as possible! You’ll find submission details at www.ecufilmfestival.com. While everyone seems to have spent the year being battered from pillar to post due to the World’s economic implosion, submissions have been coming in to us at a steady stream. As usual we ar...

Roma Independent Film Festival (RIFF) calling

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The deadline for submitting works to participate in the 9th Edition of the RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival) that will take place in Rome in April 8/16 2010 is December 15th, 2009. All information to apply and the official Call for Entry are available on the website: http://www.riff.it/ http://www.riff.it/   Since the beginning, the RIFF has distinguished itself for the strong International calling presenting to the public in Rome works coming from more than seventy Countries, with Europ...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners

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The 24th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2009 festival competition at a Press Conference and Sunday morning brunch at the famed Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, hosted by KTYD Radio’s Julie Ramos. The festival, which ran from January 22 through February 1, was a huge success. By the look of the theaters you’d never know the economy was in the fight of its life as audiences packed the theaters for the last 11 days, proving once again how powe...

Vis Vienna Independent Shorts

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VIS Vienna Independent Shorts is the largest international short film festival in Austria. It takes place for the 6th time from May 14th to 20th 2009 in Vienna.

Vis Vienna Independent Shorts

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VIS Vienna Independent Shorts is the largest international short film festival in Austria. It takes place for the 6th time from May 14th to 20th 2009 in Vienna.

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Denver Underground Film Festival

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call 4 entry

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PRESS RELEASE The 15th of december 2010 is deadline for submitting works to participate to the 10th Edition of the RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival) that will take place in Rome at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila from the 17th to the 25th of March 2011 All the informations to apply and the official Call for Entry are available on the website: "http://www.riff.it   Also this year Filmmakers will have the possibility to propose their original works as a first-e...
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