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FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood 11

Hollywood's biggest little indie fest coming to Raliegh Studios Hollywood on April 8,9,10 2011.

Official Selections will be announced soon!

We look forward to seeing you at Hollywood's coolest indie film fest.

Film Forum: An Embrace of European Cinema

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  How fortunate are we film-crazy New Yorkers to have such a cinematic treasure as the Film Forum in our midst. The three-screen arthouse complex in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan has been an indispensable New York institution for over 40 years. As the only remaining independent not-for-profit arthouse theater (in a city that used to be pocketed with them), the Film Forum presents an enviable mix of the classic and the obscure, the heralded and the newly discovered. The le...

International Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Buddhist Film Festival

With the successful completion of “Vesak 2009” and “Vesak 2010” International Buddhist Film Festivals, “Vesak 2011” will take centre stage exhibiting the principles of Buddhism in visual media. VESAK 2011 - Festival will include Film Exhibitions and Competitions for Short, Feature, Documentary, Animated, Mobile films Music Videos and Workshops on Buddhism and Film Making, a Buddhist Art & Photography Exhibition, Vesak e-Card Competition, Animated Pandols, and several unique Vesak attractions.

New York No Limits Film Series

New York No Limits Film Series is seeking new independent short films for our Spring Film Series in March 2011. The NYNL 2011 Winter Film Series was concluded on January 29th 2011.  It was a great success and the turn out was tremendous. Please continue to send NYNL your films, as we continue to grow the film series we will continue to grant prizes and offer support.  NYNL would like to remind the filmmakers that a major component of this festival is to program the best from all over the world.

If a filmmaker considers his film experimental or exploring a taboo subject; that's the film we want to program. The forum we wish to create is a festival whose principle foundation is to make the festival about daring films that possess interesting narrative. The short film is an interesting art form because it can almost force the filmmaker to be more creative, more daring in exploring themes. NYNL knows that many films are created with much hard work and often, the filmmakers cash. NYNL aims to encourage film directors by curating the type of work that does push the boundary of commercial short films.
The deadline for entry to the NYNL 2011 Spring Film Series is February 15th, 2011. All genres, all taboos, every new idea in the international community is welcome to submit.  Student films are certainly welcomed and encouraged to submit.

A $1,000.00 cash prize is awarded to the Best Short Film. 

NYNL will program a conglomerate of the best films selected during the Seasonal Series and award the cash prize at the conclusion of the 2011 Fall Film Series.  The winner for Best Short Film will be chosen from a panel of industry members that includes; filmmakers, producers and actors. 

 

All NYNL Film Series are held at The Wild Project in New York City.  Please visit www.thewildproject.com for info about the venue.

We look forward to viewing all the great films.

 

Independence days at Thessaloniki ID 10@51st TIFF

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Independence Days, the Festival’s main side-section programmed by Lefteris Adamidis, includes (as previously announced on April 16th) the Retrospective to the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and is completed by the section’s core lineup, ID-10, which identifies this year’s political, aesthetic, and thematic landscape of worldwide independent production. ID–10 As in previous years, a strong Latin-American presence apparent in this year’s art house and independent cinematic crop is rep...

The 2010 New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10. It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place to detect tendencies for high quality commercial movie making and for films in the art cinema sector. It is a festival where film tastes are shaped and where an upscale discerning audience derives pointers for serious filmmaking and for features they should...

London Film Festival Stays Exciting Despite Industry Downturn

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  Despite the current successes of such UK exports as NEVER LET ME GO by Mark Romanek and NOWHERE MAN by Sam Taylor-Wood and the highly anticipated new entry in the mega-successful HARRY POTTER series opening next month, the British film industry is rather in the doldrums. The ending of key tax credits and the shuttering of the UK Film Council (accused of lavish lunches and other extravagances in a period of austerity)  has given pessimism the upper hand in British film circles. Of...

Tumbleweed Film Festival

Join the festival that's truly off the beaten path and offers breathtaking wild-west scenery. Audience members sip wines while watching films in wineries or under the stars in Washington state's wine country and in Canada's British Columbia. Filmmakers enjoy multiple screening opportunities, cash prizes, reviews of every film submitted, unnique media prospects and the chance to meet other filmmakers and unwind in a ruggedly beautiful part of the world.

NYC Filmmaker's Festival

Also at the NYC Filmmakers Festival, we strongly believe that film festivals should be a useful outlet for the truly independent, “Indie” filmmaker. And, we further believe that festivals should create a unique environment so that all of you indie filmmakers have an opportunity to actually advance your career, and to become more successful artists.

That's why we not only give out “Awards” to the winning filmmakers, but we also have “prizes” “giveaways” and “scholarships” for you which include a variety of things that you can use in order to benefit your filmmaking endeavors.

Introducing AFF Director Roman Gutek

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL , the first film event in Eastern Europe completely devoted to classic and contemporary American independent works, will take place from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the historic city of Wroclaw, Poland. The Festival is the brainchild of Roman Gutek, a pioneering distributor who has been the prime mover in bringing world cinema to his native Poland in the past two decades. Roman Gutek has worked as a committed distributor of auteur films in Poland for a...

Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas (2012 edition)

Organized by the COLLECTIF JEUNE CINEMA (CJC), French cooperative for distribution, the Paris
Festival of Different & Experimental Cinemas is devoted exclusively to experimental, different,
avant-garde & art cinemas.

Fantasy Film Festival Programme

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Well, in-between zombie administration, its taken me a lot of thought over the weekend to come up with my ‘Fantasy Film Festival’ programme - plus I don’t think that title should change either (despite the porn film festival connotations)! It would be a three day long film festival. The opening night would start around 9.00pm with a premiere of an auteurs new feature film (Ok maybe not Tarantino’s new one or maybe it could be, since we’re in fantasy world now…) The midnigh...

Here's the DIFF

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Now that everybody knows why I like film festivals, this is my programme for Durban. As the city is so big and the venues far apart, I have to close my eyes and miss some excellent films such as Baaria, The Concert, Lebanon, Loose cannons, Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll and A woman, gun and noodle shop. Luckily Baaria, The concert and A woman, gun and noodle shop will be released on the SA art film circuit soon. The films in Durban cover a huge array with themes such as Ecolens, Wavescap...

The Third Annual Love Unlimited Film Festival and Arts Exhibition

 

This film festival takes place in the following locations:

Austin, TX - March 2011

Urbana, IL - April 2011

Los Angeles, CA - April 2011

Portland, OR - May 2011

website: www.LoveAndDiversity.org

standard deadline: 12/31/2010

late deadline: 1/31/2011

contact: Festival Organizers

theme: The Love Unlimited Film Festival and Arts Exhibition is dedicated to international outreach in order to promote love through Film, Visual Arts, Music, Writing and Screenplay Writing. Ticket fees to the events are always low with no one turned away for lack of funds making our event accessible to everyone. This festival offers an extremely large variety of certificates and awards for films, screenplays and much more as well as exposure at venues in several large cities during some of the country's largest media events. All submissions dealing with any aspect of love are welcome. Anybody who submits a copy of their film will have their film included in our annual film program even if it is not officially selected and shown in the festival.  Many awards will be given to filmmakers and screenplay writers.  Love Unlimited. A Legend Born: The Re-birth of the Artist that you were always destined to be."

 

 

Preview formats: .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2), .WMV (Windows Media), .FLV (Flash Video), .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved), .CD-ROM, .MOV (QuickTime)

Exhibition formats: DVD (Region 0 or 1) or Blu-Ray

fee: $15-$20

theme: all

category: all

 

The Film That Was 'Killed' By Variety Lives Again

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A great film festival, like a great film, raises questions. The New York Documentary Film Festival- Festival dei Popoli, from its opening film tonight, has posed a controversial one; Why has one of Italy's most awarded auteur films, 'Below Sea Level', (winner of 10 prestigious international awards including Best Documentary Venice Film Festival 2008, Grand Prix Cinema Du Reel 2008 & European Film Academy Awards 2009) not yet premiered in the United States? As Director Gianfranco Ro...

The Film That Was 'Killed' By Variety Lives Again at New York Documentary Film Festival- Festival de

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A great film festival, like a great film, raises questions. The New York Documentary Film Festival- Festival dei Popoli, from its opening film tonight, has posed a controversial one;Why has one of Italy's most awarded auteur films, 'Below Sea Level', (winner of 10 prestigious international awards including Best Documentary Venice Film Festival 2008, Grand Prix Cinema Du Reel 2008 & European Film Academy Awards 2009) not yet premiered in the United States?As Director Gianfranco Rosi addressed the...

Overview of films at 63rd Cannes

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There was a protest today about the Algerian movie, and the French people are concerned how this piece of history might reflect its point of view.  Passing through Paris there was news of a protest in the city which greatly effected traffic.   Last Monday meetings and flights were cancelled again for those flying in and out of Heathrow and Rotterdam, with renewed concern because of volcanic ash.  None of this stopped the artists, and producers from coming to Cannes to continue their wo...

Global Film Village: Overview of films at 63rd Cannes

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                                                     The Palais at Cannes: photo by Marc Halperinby Marla Lewin There was a protest today about the Algerian movie, and the French people are concerned how this piece of history might reflect its point of view.  Passing through Paris there was news of a protest in the city which greatly effected traffic.  Last Monday meetings and flights were cancelled again for those flying in and out of Heathrow and Rotterdam, with ...

New York: Foreign Language Films in the US market

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Against the background of an overall decline of US revenues from foreign films, Europe as the dominant source  of such productions has been surpassed by Asian Countries. Even for   internationally acclaimed films as evidenced by  awards and critical reviews, the income seems minuscule.  Of the 1000 foreign language films  which entered the US market since 1980, 70% scored less than $1 million and only 22 more than $10 million. For each successful foreign release there are dozen if not hu...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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 Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, Germany)    This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York.   The na...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York. The narratives on display from European talents take in all genre...

Solstice Universal Film Festival and Market

For 4 years we have successfully produced one of the top competitive film festivals in the country. We champion the art of independent filmmaking and the dedicated, passionate and creative individuals who produce it. Over the years we have worked with Warner Bros., HBO, Picturehouse and IFC to name a few. We have built a great brand that has continued to gain equity and identity on the festival circuit. We have continued to honor our mission of becoming a top film festival based on innovation and the ability to adapt to the ever changing film industry. It is for this reason that we have decided to reposition Solstice Film Festival to better differentiate ourselves from other traditional film festivals and events. SFF has now become Solstice Universal Film Festival & Market. Our brand and programming will now, literally, be marketed and available to a Universal audience. SUFFM showcases our program through alternative and innovative forms of distribution and exhibition while championing alternative and innovative forms of production. Our primary priority was to transform our website from simply a location to find information about the live event into a hub of entertainment and interaction. We will be holding two Official film competitions throughout the year with a bi-annual presentation of The Awards, as well as many National Brand-based film competitions. Over the years our programming has earned accolades and global attention. We are excited to be able to offer our programming year round, and we have now implemented a bi-annual presentation of awards for the various competitive categories. Our call for entries is perpetual, though we do have deadline dates for inclusion in each bi-annual competition. Competition 1 Announced on June 21 Deadline for inclusion into Competition 1 is May 21 Competition 2 Announced on December 21 Deadline for inclusion into Competiton 2 is November 21 All movies received (physically or digitally) after deadline dates will automatically be eligible for the following Competition. We have partnered with FilmXibitor to provide our filmmakers a platform to showcase, promote and sell their movies to a global audience. FilmXibitor is a forward-thinking company that was built by individuals from every area of the filmmaking industry. We worked with them to design and implement a SUFFM specific platform that will allow us to give our filmmakers the opportunity to not only exhibit their films to a global audience but also make money in the process. We designed our Market to make it easy for acquisition and distribution professionals to directly view any available IP and directly contact the filmmaker to discuss options and/or negotiate terms. Until now, a filmmaker's hopes of being discovered relied heavily on getting accepted to film festivals and simply being in the right place at the right time with the right people watching your movie. FilmXibitor not only assists and consults filmmakers on marketing their film, but they have also actively built an impressive database of film professionals who have the authority to make acquisition descisions. Please take a tour of our new company. The various sections and sub-sections of the site will provide you with further information regarding the new SUFFM, as well as new programming additions, new strategic partnerships and new ways that SUFFM keeps you involved the entire year with short film competitions and innovative exhibition and distribution opportunities. Thank you, and enjoy the ride! -Devin Halden, Founder/Executive Director

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