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FAFF 17, It’s A Shame ...

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          Author Film Festival FAF 2011 opened Israeli film director Eran Kolirin whose film Replacement hits the direct competition program of festival this year and is known as the award-winning author of film couple years back The Band's Visit. Author Film Festival FAF in Belgrade, Serbia, 30-5th of December began with the film Shame directed the British director and visual artist Steve McQueen. McQueen’s film Shame awarded at the b...

ÉCU at Early Bird Student Film festival, Bulgaria

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During our time in Bulgaria, we had a great time showing our films and we hope everyone else enjoyed it too! Here is what some of the Bulgarian media had to say about it... (Click to follow the links) Standart News   FriendFeed e-79 Bulphoto BTA Blagoevgrad B2B News ...

Greg Tingle Fest21 Blue

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Welcome to my first blog for Fest21.I'm primarily a media agent, journalist, reviewer, photography agent, website portal developer and social and community entrepreneur.For my of my career I've been based in Sydney, Australia.My background includes sales and marketing in the Australian pay television sector, where I worked untill approx 2000.In 2001 I entered freelance journalism, and it wasn't untill 2003 I became better known as a media agent, new media entrepreneur and television presenter (C...

Professionals From 34 Countries Arrive In Snowy Tallinn

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The snow is heavily falling in Tallinn, as it is across Europe, which has played havoc with travel plans for film professionals this week (I still am waiting for my lost suitcase). However, a big contingent of film professionals is expected in Tallinn this week to attend the professional events in parallel with POFF, the Black Nights Film Festival, which runs from 25 November to 5 December in the capital city of Estonia.  Most professionals come from the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia, E...

Black Market and Baltic Event industry focus

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Black Market and Baltic Event provides important industry focus for the 14th Black Nights Film Festival The 14th Black Nights Film Festival will once again prove to be an important meeting point for industry professionals from across the world interested in discovering the very best projects coming out of North Eastern Europe with the Black Market (for films and projects for North East Europe) and Baltic Event (concentrating on films and projects from the Baltic regions). With the chance for tho...

Edinburgh fest Chair steps down due to growing international commitments.

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It was announced today that EIFF Chair Iain Smith has made the decision to leave the board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.Smith joined the board in 2007 and took the leading position of Chair in 2008. He has been instrumental in guiding the film festival during a growth period following the UK Film Council’s investment in 2008. He has played a crucial role in shaping the Festival; bringing technology and digital initiatives to the forefront.Iain Smith said: “My growing commit...

ITVFestival - April 23rd - Early Submission Deadline and New Sponsors!!

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ITVFEST Submission Deadline & New Sponsors on board  EARLY DEADLINE IS APRIL 23RD!! $40 submission fees are quickly coming to an end.  Hurry up and get your pilot or webseries in to be considered for early acceptance.  Know early, relax often. SUBMIT NOW ITVFEST IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE NEW SPONSORS With the sponsorship drive well under way, we'll be announcing all of our sponsors and partners as they come.  Please support our sponsor by visiting their websites and utl...

FEST 2009-Ralph Fiennes in Belgrade

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Magnificent Ralph Fiennes on premier of “The Reader” opened 37th FEST the International Belgrade Film Festival 20th of February - 1st March.    This year, FEST made it through successfully with about 100 000 tickets sold. And with its organization style, festival managed to achieve goals and aimed to influence cinema goers, with leading cinematography novelties, competitive program Europe out of Europe and a producer’s business- gathering program B2B. Maximum qu...

Film Information Technology Conference & Exposition (filmit)

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A Film Industry`s B2B technology event that examins technology and the Internet`s impact on content creation, marketing, & distribution of cinema through keynotes, panel discussions and vendor demonstrations.

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Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno

Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both!     Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us.Our first stop this year was Cannes where the series has been held for the past 3 years. Locarno conference future of cinemaenvoyé par filmfestivals-com The next stops on the festival circuit are Locarno, Rome, Stockholm and moreCheck out the video of our panels and events in Cannes.Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada and Locarno Film Festival a...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Locarno

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Locarno Film Festival, Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to premiere our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Locarno Film Festival. We will be hosting the Future of Cinema Panel on Digital Distribution that brings together international voices around the table, plus a special hands-on demo of some of the most innovative works coming out of Canada and Switzerland, including Late Fragment a critically-acclaimed dramatic interactive feature film which premiered last year at ...

Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno

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FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON SERIES IN LOCARNO FESTIVAL DE LOCARNO 2008 Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both!   Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us. Our first stop this year was Cannes where the series has been held for the past 3 years. The next stops on the festival circuit are Locarno, Rome, Stockholm and more Check out the video of Cannes events   Locarno Film Festival, Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada, XDC Cinema are pr...

Future of Cinema Salon @ Cannes The panel in the Palais "Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both!"

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Let us embark for a visionnary trip a few decades ahead of us.Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stellar line up that includes MingleTalk at the Canadian Pavilion - an event that will be brokering conversations around the future of distribution amongst a varied group of maverick directors, rebellious producers and daredevil distributors. We will also b...

The Future of Cinema Salon 3rd edition in Cannes

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CFC (Canadian Film Centre) is pleased to announce their collaboration with Telefilm Canada and M21 Editions, publisher of Filmfestivals.com and Fest21.com, on the Future of Cinema Salon Series at Cannes. This think tank on the future of cinema will encompass panel discussions, workshops and screenings. These sessions will include: - MingleTalk, at the Canadian Pavilion on May 20th, 3:00 to 5:00 pm — an event that will be brokering conversations around the future of distribution amongst a var...

Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes the full program

                       FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON Series: FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2008Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both! Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us.Our first stop is Cannes, with possible next stops on the festival circuit in Paris, Rome, Stockholm and moreFest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stell...

Thirty sixth edition of Belgrade Fest 2008

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The thirty sixth edition of the International Film Festival in Belgrade Serbia, FEST 2008 (22nd of February-2nd of March) display latest films of the world in nowadays (art film and commercial film), this time putting Serbian cinematography into the European culture. With its top program FEST08 walks into his 36 years of existence with over 100 guests from the domestic and international film industry. The guest of honor however, Volker Schlondorff has opened the festival with his latest film “...

The Film Financing Circle (FFC) in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi

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The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi and takes place from October 15 – 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace. The FFC today announced two-time Academy AwardÒ-winner Paul Haggis will teach a master writing class for 50 exceptionally talented filmmakers, that is sure to provide an engaging discussion about socially and politically astute filmmaking in the Middle East.  Haggis’ writing credits include Academy Aw...

The Film Financing Circle panels in Abu Dhabi

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The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi and takes place from October 15 – 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace. The FFC today announced two-time Academy AwardÒ-winner Paul Haggis will teach a master writing class for 50 exceptionally talented filmmakers, that is sure to provide an engaging discussion about socially and politically astute filmmaking in the Middle East. Haggis’ writing credits include Academy Awa...

Venezia Digitale, 3 and 4 September, the new Convergence Arena

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Venezia Digitale, 3 and 4 September, 2007, is the new Convergence Arena running parallel with the 64th International Venice Film Festival. The periodical 2-day B2B event finally brings together the leaders and experts of the converging key industries - Film, TV, Digital Content, Game and Music - to exchange expertise, create new business and benefit from exclusive networking opportunities. On day 1, top international experts will provide insight into the creative means and added value generated...

PR campaign for "An Inconvenient Truth" voted best campaign

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For their overwhelmingly successful efforts to promote and publicize the critically acclaimed Academy Award-winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," Megan Colligan, Paramount Vantage executive vice president of Publicity and Promotions; Buffy Shutt, Participant Productions executive vice president for Marketing; and Michael Feldman, Glover Park Group founding partner, received the Public Relations Professional of the Year award from the 31,000-member Public Relations Society of America (PRS...

Panel in Cannes May 21: "Interactive Cinema Workshop"

The panel will take place:  May 21: 3pm  to 4pm Short Film Corner: Screening RoomInvitation event RSVP press@filmfestivals.com From Janet Murray's Holodeck to Lev Manovich's Database Cinema, the interactive narrative represents the "holy grail" of the interactive medium. For some, the pleasure derived from interactive stories is found in the theorizing of them. For others such pleasure has yet to be found in mainstream practice. Indeed, today, most traditional entertainm...

Future of Cinema Salon at Cannes

future of cinemaThe panel will take place May 23 from 10 to 12 amThis panel in Cannes will examine a few trends that the film industry can expect to go through in the coming decadesThe D Cinema is now a marching revolution, 3D stereo has become a major part in blockbuster launch strategy, The 3-D digital cinema engagements of the Walt Disney Co.'s "Meet the Robinsons" have delivered about 31% of the fil

Panel in Cannes May 23: "The future of cinema: is it interactive, 3D, digital"

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Future of Cinema Salon @ Cannes This panel in Cannes will examine a few trends that the film industry can expect to go through in the coming decades.The D Cinema is now a marching revolution, 3D stereo has become a major part in blockbuster launch strategy, the digital revolution offers a different access from the public to special events, home entertainment is now competition but probably also a future partner in public entertainment.Gaming and cinema convergence will create new productions sy...

Panel in Cannes May 23: The future of cinema: is it interactive, 3D, digital...

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This panel in Cannes will examine a few trends that the film industry can expect to go through in the coming decadesThe D Cinema is now a marching revolution, 3D stereo has become a major part in blockbuster launch strategy, the digital revolution offers a different access from the public to special events, home entertainment is now competition but probably also a future partner in public entertainment.Gaming and cinema convergence will create new productions synergies.Interactive scenario deman...

The Buzz Bonanza on the Video sharing platforms

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This panel in Cannes will examine how film festivals around the world and entertainment brands, films, music can make the best of video sharing platforms to better market their events, have them stand out from their competition.Some of the most cutting edge marketers from the film, music industry will share their experiences and give examples of marketing best practices for every budget. The internet is no longer just about having a website: community interaction, marketing buzz, video downloads...
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