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FOCUS 2011: 5th Global Summit on Entertainment & Media

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FOCUS 2011: 5th Global Summit on Entertainment & Media is being organized on Friday, 9th September, 2011 at The Oberoi, New Delhi from 9:00 am onwards. The theme for FOCUS 2011 is from Analog to Digitization…As we understand that all DTH service providers are eagerly seeking for HD or high definition TV. The recent TRAI recommendations on digitization of the broadcasting systems will only lead to huge business opportunity for the industry. Chairman, TRAI has already confirmed ...

“CYIFF's GOT TALENT”: September 30 – October 16, 2011

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6th Cyprus International Film Festival is Under the Auspices of Municipality of Nicosia “CYIFF's GOT TALENT”:  September 30 – October 16, 2011 The 6th International Film Festival of Cyprus, one of the most important festivals for emerging artists is here. The excitement, the emotion and the passion for the art of cinema come together once again in the most beautiful Mediterranean island. Entries from 98 countries for 10 categories, that exceed the compatibility of the usual festi...

HollyShorts Indie Film Summit

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Festival Co-located  Event to Feature Marquee Film Panels, Seminars, Presentations and Networking  Opportunities with the Top Executives in Hollywood Panels Will Be  Live-Streamed Courtesy of Dyal Productions with Showbiz Store and Cafe Hosting  Multiple Sessions On the heels of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival which takes  place August 11-18 in Hollywood, the festival's organizers are unleashing the  inaugural HollyShorts Indie Film Summit, a week-long confer...

VIDEOHOLICA 2011 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL

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VIDEOHOLICA 2011 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL EDITION 4 05 - 12 AUGUST 2011, VARNA, BULGARIA For the fourth consecutive year, the International Video Art Festival VIDEOHOLICA will be held in Varna from 5th to 12th August 2011. This year’s program of VIDEOHOLICA brings an abundance of video screenings, presentations and exhibitions presenting video art on a global scale. The main program of VIDEOHOLICA 2011, curated by Pavlina Mladenova and Neno Belchev, will be a seri...

civil servant cum rock musician appointed as new director of film & television institute of india, pune

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Dharmendra Jai Narain, has been appointed as the Director of the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune.  He succeeds Pankaj Rag, who was the Director of FTII till recently, a press note issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) Govt of India, said. Popularly known as D J Narain, the new FTII Director is an officer of the 1990 batch of the Indian Information Service and comes to FTII with a  experience in administration, management, media communication and performing arts....

Brussels Film Festival winners announced

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WINNERS LIST 2011   Films in Official Competition A QUIET LIFE (Una vita tranquilla) by Claudio Cupellini (Germany/France/Italy) BLACK BREAD (Pa negre) by Agusti Villaronga (Spain) BRAND by Thomas Roth (Austria) HAPPY HAPPY (Sykt lykkelig) by Anne Sewitsky (Norway) INNOCENT SATURDAY (V Subbotu) by Alexander Mindadze (Russia/Germany/Ukraina) JIMMY RIVIERE by Teddy Lussi-Modeste (France)  NOTHING'S ALL BAD (Smukke Mennesker) by Mikkel Munch-Fals (Denmark) PARKED by Darragh Byrne ...

Student 3D Film Festival Announces Winners

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First Ever Student 3D Film Festival Announces Winners at Campus MovieFest International Grand Finale in HollywoodA first of its kind, 'CMF 3D', backed by Panasonic 3D Technology and the International 3D Society, Delivered 3D Tools and Education to Student FilmmakersHOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world's largest student film festival, in partnership with Panasonic and the International 3D Society (I3DS), completed the first CMF 3D Film Festival during...

Chichester International Film Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary

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This August will mark the 20th Chichester International Film Festival, the biggest and most prestigious of its kind on the South Coast. Running from August 18 to September 4, 2011, the festival promises to bring cinema enthusiasts 18 days plus two separate pre-festival open air screenings crammed with premieres, special events and a shoalful of guests to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.Over the last five years past premieres – English or UK firsts – previews, and new releases at ...

Campus MovieFest:: new Student 3D Film Festival

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Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, in partnership with Panasonic and the International 3D Society (I3DS), will complete the first CMF 3D Film Festival during the Campus MovieFest International Grand Finale events in Hollywood from June 23-26. In partnership with Panasonic and the International 3D Society (I3DS), the competition debuted in January 2011, offering CMF’s top filmmakers (its Distinguished Filmmakers Network) the opportunity to submit treatments for...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are film...

NEWSLETTER N° 511: May 31, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 511: May 31, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 952 film professionals. S...

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson: "“Long winters in Iceland predispose to creative work"

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Fridrik Thor FridrikssonThe Chairman of the International Jury Fridrik Thor Fridriksson is a phenomenal storyteller – not only in his films but also in an informal chat. On the day of the first show of his film Mamma Gogo at Sofia International Film Festival, we managed to have a  ‘walk and talk’ at high speed through his works, which have enriched the history of the cinema with masterpieces like Devil’s Island,  Cold Fever and the  well-known in Bulgaria Angels of the Universe, Nic...

AWARDS OF THE 15th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Dragomir SholevThe main programme of the 15th edition of Sofia International Film Festival ended on the 13th of March with a gala screening of Aleksei Uchitel’s film The Edge. The festival presented a total of 205 films from 53 countries from all over the world. Over 260 was the total number of international guests, amongst which were directors, producers, festival directors as well as media and film experts. The main Award Ceremony took place on the 12th of March in Hall 1 of the Nat...

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...

Yves Marmion: I feel the good vibes around Sofia International Film Festival

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Yves MarmionYves Marmion is one of the leading European producers with titles such as Arizona Dream, The Apartment, I Loved You for So Long, among others in his biography. He is also the Chairman of the European Film Academy (EFA) and as such he came to Sofia during the 15th edition of Sofia International Film Festival along with his colleagues from the EFA’s managing board for one of their working meetings.   - Could you tell me how did your session go today? Are you able to di...

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...

ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL wrapped in NYC

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The 25th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL closed tonight in NYC with a screening of the Panavision Audience Choice Award winning film – Avi Nesher’s The Matchmaker. The annual Panavision Audience Choice Award for Best Israeli Feature Film carries a state-of-the-art Panavision package worth over $60,000 for the director and producer to use toward their next film shot in Israel. Mr. Nesher’s The Matchmaker was shot utilizing funds he was awarded from the Panavision Audience Choice Award he received fo...

New York Indian Film Festival expands Film schools partnerships

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  With its mission to help foster a new generation of filmmakers, the 11th annual New York Indian Film Festival has announced three partnerships with prestigious film schools in New York and India that will allow directors to have their stories reach a wider platform.  The oldest festival for Indian cinema in the United States will partner with award-winning filmmaker Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods International, The Department of Cinema Studies at Tisch, NYU, and the New York Film Academy...

APSA Appoints Artistic Director and Announces Upcoming Events in the Region

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APSA Appoints Artistic Director and Announces Upcoming Events in the RegionThe Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has appointed Maxine Williamson as Artistic Director of the organisation. APSA Chairman Des Power said: “Over the past four years, through her role as Associate Producer, Maxine has established the integrity and quality of our film competition and has also had immense creative input into APSA’s television production arm and all aspects of our annual Awards Ceremony.”“It is a n...

FICCI FRAMES 2011 Opens in Mumbai

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FICCI FRAMES 2011, Asia’s largest convention on the media and entertainment, went into business mode with India's Union Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot urging industry players to leverage technology for unleashing the creative potential of young Indians, especially in rural areas tier III and IV towns.       Inaugurating the three-day convention here today,  Pilot said that a speedy movement from analogue to digital tec...

Japanese Industry Rallies

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By Liza Foreman Los Angeles - Considering that The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), (22-30October 2011), and its market arm TIFFCOM, two of Japan’s premiereentertainment industry events, place such a dedicated focus on initiatives tosave the planet – in keeping with Japan’s generally eco-friendly positioning - lastweek’s tragedy there seems all the more poignant. Still, as the Japanese government works to find a solution to its nuclearpower crisis and the devastating consequenc...

NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

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Tribeca All Access Program announces the12 selected projects

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the 12 projects selected for Tribeca All Access (TAA) program. This year, the program will introduce $10,000 grants for each project along with tailored mentorships to maximize its impact. Now in its eighth year, TAA was created to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. TAA will present the 12 projects throughout a five-day program taking place during ...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD TO SERGE BROMBERG

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 French Collector, Archivist and Showman Extraordinaire Will Present Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D at the Castro Theatre   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary showman Serge Bromberg for his invaluable work as a collector, preservationist, exhibitor, programmer and enthusiast of cinematic treasures, Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Th...
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