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IFFBoston 2011: Rock On!

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The next few nights screened a number of documentaries about musicians and the impact of their music.  Scheduling conflicts meant you couldn’t see all of them, so I chose the three below. Color Me Obsessed is the rarest of rockumentaries in that it doesn’t play a single note of music from the band being featured, Minnesota’s own, The Replacements.  Somehow, for this iconoclastic group, it fits.  Instead, the band’s history and antics are revealed through interviews laced with humor...

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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  Awards to highlight successful disruptive innovation in non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with noted Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, announced it will hold the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27. The 11th edi...

ART CINEMA = ACTION + MANAGEMENT 2012

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9th Edition of the International Training for Cinema Exhibition Professionals :40 tutors, 20 nationalities, 2 festivals and 60 participants for 7 days of conferences, case studies, workshops and film screenings.The training is organized by the CICAE in the framework of the MEDIA Program of the European Union. Are you a young professional aspiring to become a film programmer or a cinema manager?Are you already a film programmer or an arthouse cinema theatre manager and searching for a specialized...

IFFS Europe The Fest Summit Agenda april 3 & 4

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2012 IFFS EUROPE - PARIS - CONFERENCE AGENDA Tuesday April 3, 2012 Co-chairs:  Bruno Chatelin Chief Operating Officer FEST21.COM FILMFESTIVALS.COM Scott Hillier Festival Director European Independent Film Festival 8:30 am - Registration Opens ...

Rob Zombie Piggy Released Today

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Awards -Best Short Film: Rob Zombie Short Horror Film Contest - 2001 at the House of Blues in North Myrte Beach South Carolina.  Director: Dwayne King Filmed by: Dwayne King Edited by: Dwayne King In 2001 Kluckin Films heard about the House of Blues and WKZQ radio station sponsoring a Rob Zombie short horror films contest so they jumped right into the project head first. Six cohorts got together and formulated the idea for Piggy, set in Pigsville, South Caroli...

PIGGY by Kluckin Films

Awards -Best Short Film: Rob Zombie Short Horror Film Contest - 2001 at the House of Blues in North Myrte Beach South Carolina.  Director: Dwayne King Filmed by: Dwayne King Edited by: Dwayne King In 2001 Kluckin Films heard about the House of Blues and WKZQ radio station sponsoring a Rob Zombie short horror films contest so they jumped right into the project head first. Six cohorts got together and formu ...

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film selection

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was n...

First Curaçao IFFR opens 29 March with Marley

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Fundashon Bon Intenshon is proud to present the first edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR). From Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April 2012, Curaçao IFFR presents a strong selection of twenty-seven feature length films (both documentary and fiction) as well as eleven short films from around the world in the new six-screen multiplex theatre The Cinemas, located in the Otrobanda district of Willemstad. The festival programme, made in collaboration with th...

How to Deal with the Stresses and Anxieties in the Entertainment Industry

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  Stress and anxiety are very common in today’s entertainment industry. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage the daily stresses and anxieties of their entertainment industry profession. Sometimes, we get stressed when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, ...

Garden State Film Festival Countdown to GSFF 2012

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Crossmedia Distribution in Focus: European Film Market to host industry panel with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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  “Distribution in a Crossmedia World” will be the title of a new panel discussion presented by the European Film Market together with Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and in collaboration with the trade magazine Blickpunkt:Film. On Monday 13 February 2012 at 16:30 in the Gropius Mirror Restaurant (across from the Martin-Gropius-Bau), international industry experts will discuss innovations and current developments in digital distribution. The Danish film producer Peter Aalbæck ...

FILM MEANS BUSINESS - International Co-Production; the upcoming networking and panel event

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Film Means Business is delighted to welcome a fantastic panel line-up, featuring some of the UK's leading Film industry Professionals. They will be discussing International Co-Production from a UK Producer's perspective. What is an official co-production? Which territories have signed official co-production treaties with the UK and what are the benefits to co-producing your film with them? What is the British Film Industry's role? We will hear from 2 of the UK's prominent, experienced Producti...

Do International Film Festivals Need More Recognition?

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You may have heard of prestigious film festivals such as Cannes and BFI London. But with the launch of Sundance London next year, Charlie Derry investigates into whether lesser known festivals are in need of more recognition, and how organisers plan to deal with this competition. There are thousands of international film festivals worldwide, with the world’s oldest continually running festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, currently going into its 66th year. But what abo...

CineMart 2012 presents 36 film projects

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CineMart, the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market has selected 36 film projects (from 465 entries) which will be presented to approximately 850 potential co-financiers. Reputed filmmakers such as Kelly Reichardt, Ruben Östlund, Quintin Dupieux, Athina Rachel Tsangari and Úrszula Antoniak will launch their new projects. The selection further includes feature length débuts, a project from a director with a film in Tiger Awards Competition and films participating in th...

Interview with Literary Manager Mike Goldberg and more on the New Sunscreen Podcast

This week on the podcast, Tony and Derek consider the ultra-low budget success of "For Lovers Only"; Tony talks with literary manager Mike Goldberg; Thanksgiving thanks to Sunscreen friends, family and guests. The Sunscreen Film Festival podcast is a production of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a non-profit organization. To support Sunscreen, visit http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com/membership. Email questions, comments and suggestions to podcast@sunscreenfilmfestival.com. Our theme music is "Test Drive," by Zapac, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. Visit http://ccmixter.org/people/Zapac for more music. Additional music by William J. LePetomane, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. Visit http://www.dorktones.com for more music. Music for our Thanksgiving segment is "Porch Swing Days" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Visit http://www.incompetech.com for more music. 39:45 minutes (8 MB)

New Sunscreen Podcast, Interview with Literary Manager Mike Goldberg and More!

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Listen to the New Podcast! Find it in iTunes! This week on the podcast, Tony and Derek consider the ultra-low budget success of "For Lovers Only"; Tony talks with literary manager Mike Goldberg; Thanksgiving thanks to Sunscreen friends, family and guests. To subscribe to the podcast and receive new episodes as soon as they are available, use the following address in iTunes or your favorite pod-catching program: http://feeds.feedburner.com/sunscree...

The External World wins at Tallinn Animated Dreams 2011

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The winners of the awards of 13th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams were announced on Saturday, 19th of November at the award ceremony in Sõprus Cinema, Tallinn. The Grand Prix winner, a recipient of the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet experts from the Nukufilm studio alongside 1000 euros, was the film The External World (Germany 2010, Dir. David O’Reilly) Chosen by an international jury made up of Anna Solanas (Spain), Nobuaki Doi (Japan) and Andres Mänd (Estonia), the film is an ...

AnimaCampus new initiative at Animated Dreams Animation

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The most important animation festival in the Baltic and Nordic regions, which runs between 16 and 20 November 2011 in Tallinn, Estonia, promises a feast of short and feature animation from across the world whilst new initiative AnimaCampus, running 15-19 November and presented by the Tallinn European Capital of Culture 2011 programme, will be a meeting point for young animators eager to learn more about their craft.Animated Dreams Animation Film Festival will begin on 16 November with an opening...

Kadi Lokk's "Old-Spice" style Call for Submissions to ÉCU 2012

Our esteemed festival manager, Kadi Lokk, wants YOU to submit to ÉCU 2012! Once your done laughing, make sure you don't miss the EARLYBIRD dealine on November 20th!

Submit and upload to www.SeeFlik.com for a chance to win 50,000 USD

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            Submit The competition is open to current students of any accredited undergraduate or graduate film program or alumni that have graduated after May 1, 2006. SeeFlik is an online film competition open to current students and alumni (5 years or less) of an accredited film school. There are two separate competitions, one based on audience votes and one on our panel of judges selections. Each competition will...

SeeFlik film competition

SeeFlik is an online film competition open to current students and alumni (5 years or less) of an accredited film school. There are two separate competitions, one based on audience votes and one on our panel of judges selections. Each competition will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner, receiving $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. In addition, there will be an overall winner based upon a combination of both contests, who will receive the Overall Winner’s Prize of $20,000. All winners will be showcased to major talent agents through David Greenblatt, a well-known manager who has partnered with SeeFlik

Submit and upload to www.SeeFlik.com for a chance to win 50,000 USD

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            Submit The competition is open to current students of any accredited undergraduate or graduate film program or alumni that have graduated after May 1, 2006. SeeFlik is an online film competition open to current students and alumni (5 years or less) of an accredited film school. There are two separate competitions, one based on audience votes and one on our panel of judges selections. Each competit...

Dolly Parton and her bus coming to Sydney

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  Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Dolly Parton and her bus coming to Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi I'm pleased to report that country music legend Dolly Parton has hit Australian soil (as has her now famous bus)... first stop Perth. The Better Day world tour, just off a bit of trouble with Australian Customs officials is now on the road, Australian style. The bus is understood to be safe at the Burswood Dome, and is in fine shape to tour t...

Nashen Moodley appointed to Sydney Film Festival

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Durban International Film Festival manager Nashen Moodley has been appointed as director of the Sydney Film Festival.  Previously a journalist at Independent Newspapers, for whom he still writes film reviews, Moodley has been centrally involved in the development and management of Durban International Film Festival programmes since joining the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts in 2001. Announcing Moodley's new appointment, Peter Rorvik, director of the CCA and ...

From Woodside to Ireland and Back: Aidan Bishop at The Craic Comedy

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as the days get darker and shorter, don’t let those winter blues get you down! Prescription: an evening in the hip 116 Macdougal on Saturday November 7th, that brings together a showcase of Irish comedy talent from across the Atlantic and NYC, as the second annual Craic Comedy Festival returns, with headliner Aidan Bishop!Fans, friends and followers of The Craic Festival had their fix of the best of Irish short films and music with Mark Geary’s stellar performance at 54 Varick Street at last...
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