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LA Film Fest appoints Stephanie Allain as Festival Director

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    Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the selection of accomplished film producer Stephanie Allain as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately. She succeeds Rebecca Yeldham, who recently elected to step down for personal reasons. Stephanie will be working closely with Festival Managing Director Gloria Campbell and Festival Artistic Director David Ansen, as we...

LA Fest appoints Stephanie Allain, producer with stellar track record

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 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the selection of accomplished film producer Stephanie Allain as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately. She succeeds Rebecca Yeldham, who recently elected to step down for personal reasons. Stephanie will be working closely with Festival Managing Director Gloria Campbell and Festival Artistic Director David Ansen, as well as Associate Direc...

IFFR presents 196 short films in Spectrum Shorts

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam has selected 196 short films from more than 3,500 submissions for its main programme Spectrum Shorts, which can be seen from Thursday 26 through Monday 30 January in LantarenVenster. This year, Spectrum Shorts encompasses no less than 42 world premières; many of these films that have been made by young filmmakers and video artists from all over the world. Short films can also be seen in the IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films; screening in...

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 

Following a highly successful inaugural year, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival will again showcase the best Scottish, UK & International
short films in cinemas and film venues across the stunning city of Edinburgh in June 2012 and we are now open for submissions to this year's festival.  

There will be free talks and seminars on films and film-making hosted by the Ragged University as well as continuing to host our lively film-maker networking sessions and other social events following the screenings.

 http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/

 The event is scheduled for early June and screenings will take place in cinemas and film venues across the city.

Films of all genres and budgets will be considered. Please note the following points:

  •  Fees  £10 per films  (maximum length 25 minutes)
  • The deadline for film submissions is Friday May 4th 2011, and details of the film program will be posted on our website shortly after this date.
  • Please don’t submit your only copy! Discs cannot be returned!
  • Entrants may submit more than one film.
  • All successful entrants will be informed in May.

Fifteen films competing for IFFR's Tiger Awards 2012

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2012. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their ...

Film North - Huntsville International Film Festival

Film North, Huntsville International Film Festival, is the newest place for a small, simple, excellent festival in a remote location. Huntsville is a two hour drive north of Toronto, in the beautiful lake district setting of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. Movie lovers can continue after attending the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF, the first two weekends of September, to the lovely setting of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, the third weekend of September. Our mandate is to create a user - friendly environment for emerging Canadian and International Filmmakers to exhibit, promote, entertain and inform the audience. We are an incorporated non profit organization. Our board of Directors are from the film, arts and business sectors. The founders are residents of Toronto and Huntsville, with backgrounds in the Film and Arts professions.

Why do you think there are so many film festivals?

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Interview with Bruno Chatelin         Why do you think there are so many film festivals? They are now relatively easy to set up, with many tools, software, service providers Internet has played a major part in that development (and companies like ours, specialized in festival business have contributed spreading the word and the best practices) Benchmarking has become easier, and is now structured through such events as the...

Why do you think there are so many film festivals?

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Interview with Bruno Chatelin     Why do you think there are so many film festivals? They are now relatively easy to set up, with many tools, software, service providers Internet has played a major part in that development (and companies like ours, specialized in festival business have contributed spreading the word and the best practices) Benchmarking has become easier, and is now structured through such events as the international Film Festival Summit (I hava a role in tha...

Cortoons Festival 2012

This year, it will be from 14 to 18 March 2012, in the usual venue at the Palladium Theater, in Rome. The competition categories are 7: Italian Short Films, International Short Films 1-4 minutes, 4-20 minutes Shorts International; Shorts Schools, Videoclips, VFX, Featured animation films. - The subject is free - There is no fee - The films must be made after1st January 2010 - All-animation techniques are eligible - The deadline is on 15 January 2012 - The Festival is free of charge Download the entry form from the website www.cortoons.it in the section: 'Registration and Regulation' Contact us at: info@cortoons.it produzione@cortoons.it

Frederic Boyer Joins Tribeca as new Artistic Director

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  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced today that Frederic Boyer, a veteran executive who most recently ran the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named Artistic Director of TFF.   Boyer will report to Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of TFF, and Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. Gilmore will take on a more active role in overseeing the Festival program, while maintaining his existing responsibilities across Tri...

Frederic Boyer (former Cannes Director's Fortnight) joins Tribeca

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Veteran Leader of Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight ArrivesAs TFF Starts Preparations For Its 11th Edition in April 2012The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced today that Frederic Boyer, a veteran executive who most recently ran the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named Artistic Director of TFF.Boyer will report to Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of TFF, and Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. Gilmore will take on a more ac...

Boomtown Film and Music Festival

This February 2012, music and film lovers alike will come together in Southeast Texas to hear cutting-edge bands, see fiercely independent films, enjoy panel discussions and mingle with like-minded enthusiasts. The festival also gives attendees the chance to hear and learn from experienced filmmakers. Whether your passion be movies or music, there will be something for everyone at the 2012 Boomtown Film and Music Festival.

International Film Festival Summit kicked off, packed room and creative sharing...Day 1

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9:30 - 9:45 am  Opening Remarks by Bryan Lhuillier Founder & Chief Product Officer Shiftboard, Inc. 9:45 - 10:45 am  Panel “In the Trenches: Festival war stories” This panel will provide a curated discussion of the best and worst of festival war stories.  Panelists and the audience will share stories from decades of dealing with filmmakers, sponsors, and party crashers. (Names will be changed to protect the guilty and innocent) The spirit of this panel is meant to be a hi...

Pitch It! Indee Short Filmmaker's Challenge

Calling filmmakers around the world ... submit your SHORT film NOW ... for an opportunity to pitch it to industry professionals and screened in LA before a live audience ... The Pitch-It consortium is looking for the next generation of filmmakers. We are looking for filmmakers who want to pitch their film to a live audience and panel of industry professionals. Submission Judges will select 5 semi-finalist and 15 awardees for live judging and presentation awards (winners need not be present at screening to win winners notified and can submit a DVD Acceptance or Pitch It Dialogue) SUBMIT YOUR FILM NOW Web Address: http://www.jbuproductions.com or http://www.pitch-it.net Deadline Midnight February 29, 2012 Submission: http://v3.indee.tv/index?festival=pitchit For More Info: jbu_productions@yahoo.com

Bruno Chatelin will attend The Film Festival Summit in Austin (Dec 4/6) with a busy agenda

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2011 Conference Agenda in Austin, Sunday December 4th, 2011 2:00 pm Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions ...

Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Descendants and The Artist.Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ense...

Living Dead Film Festival

Inviting zombies from all around to join us here in Illinois on Saturday November 10th for Spook Show Entertainment's first annual Living Dead Film Festival!

The Festival will be held at the Portage Theater on Chicago's Northwest side, and hosted by Chicago's own Colleen Miller.

Portage Theater

4050 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60641

For more details check out our web site at:

www.livingdeadfilmfest.com

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