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New trends in digital Media conference

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LANGUAGES & THE MEDIA – New Markets, New Tools5th International Conference & ExhibitionNew trends in digital media, language policy and marketing strategies in TV, cinema and the interne t– The 5th international conference Languages & The Media in November, 3 – 5, 2004 in BerlinThe 5th International Language and the Media conference and exhibition has chosen “New Markets, New Tools” as its main theme. Over the course of two days, internationally renowned experts will present and dis...

Peter Putka received an Emmy award

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Montreal native, Peter Putka received an Emmy award for a public service announcement for Imagine New York, a project of the Municipal Art Society of New York.The New York Emmy’s are local television’s most highly respected peer recognition award. The winning entries were announced at the 2004 New York Emmy Gala on March 28th at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.Featuring New York celebrities of the Creative Coalition - Kevin Bacon, Richard Belzer, Peter Boyle, Harvey Keitel, Bebe Neuwirth as well ...

Nastri d'Argento: Italian awards

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Established in 1946 and voted by members of Italy's film journalists union, Sngci, the Nastri d'Argento are Italy's oldest film prize.And the winners are...PICTURE/DIRECTOR"Best of Youth," Marco Tullio GiordanaDEBUTING DIRECTORFranco Battiato, "Lost Love" PRODUCERAngelo Barbagallo, "Best of Youth"ORIGINAL IDEAErmanno Olmi, "Singing Behind the Screens"SCREENPLAYSandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, "Best of Youth"ACTRESSThe ensemble female cast of "Best of Youth,"Adriana Asti, Sonia Bergamasco, Maya S...

Digitraining Plus latest D- Initiative from Media Salles

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"Technological innovation is a crucial factor for economic development and it is even more so regarding digital technology applied to the cinema sector, an activity that involves both economic and cultural values”. These were the words of Gianni Profita, Director General for the Cinema of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs, commenting on the course on digital cinema promoted by MEDIA Salles, on which he affirmed: “It’s very significant for Europeans working in the cinema sector to r...

Le Femme Filmposium for women in film

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Le Femme Filmposium! at ITISNESS, 3016 NE Killingsworth, PortlandMay 22-23Le Femme Filmposium will provide info, inspiration, and support for women filmmakers to get their ideas off the drawing board and into action. The event will:1) present works by local female film professionals2) provide interactive panel discussions on the various experiences of women filmmakers - with a focus on production and professional choices3) provide networking opportunities and connections to resources to emerging...

Fernando Birri talks about thenew latino cinema

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We met with fernando Birri who shared his view on latino cinema.Fernando Birri is one of the exponents of the "New Latin American cinema". He was guest of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Fernando Birri gives us his thoughts, and he started by saying that that the Festival was "wonderful".Fernando Madedo: could you compare the current cinema with the cinema from the sixties in Latin AmericaFernando Birri: You want a theoretical concept… this should be talked with a deep look. Bu...

Digital Fest in Lyon France, focus on DV

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL « CINEMA NOUVELLE GENERATION »LYON – FRANCE JUNE 16-20th 2004The 3rd International Festival “Cinema Nouvelle Generation” will take place from 16 to 20 June 2004 in Lyon (France).This is the only digital film festival in France.Only digital fiction or animation films finished after 2003 January 1st and never previously shown in French public theatres (with or without 35 mm film) will be considered for candidature. CONCEPT – alternative content in alternative plac...

Digital Fest in Lyon France, focus on DV

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL « CINEMA NOUVELLE GENERATION » LYON – FRANCE JUNE 16-20th 2004The 3rd International Festival “Cinema Nouvelle Generation” will take place from 16 to 20 June 2004 in Lyon (France).This is the only digital film festival in France.Only digital fiction or animation films finished after 2003 January 1st and never previously shown in French public theatres (with or without 35 mm film) will be considered for candidature. CONCEPT – alternative content in alternative pla...

Cinema Epicuria unique festival experience

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Wondering how to plan your Festival experience? Here's a glance at How to Cinema Epicuria... This year's program is both entertaining and compelling, with five screening venues around downtown Sonoma and over 100 films, VIP events, cocktail parties and food & wine tastings at every screening! Start with your pass to the Festival...(Last Chance!) Festival passes are on sale for a few more days... buy passes now & truly enrich your festival experience! Festival, Lounge Lizard, Reality, Patron, & ...

Windy City LAIFA closing film

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LAIFAFEST 2004 CLOSING NIGHT FILM PRESENTATIONWINDY CITY HEAT: THE MOST ELABORATE PRANK EVER ATTEMPTED IN WORLD HISTORYSATURDAY, APRIL 24, 20048:30 PMARCLIGHT CINEMAS HOLLYWOOD6360 SUNSET BOULEVARD - HOLLYWOOD"This is unbelievable what those guys did. You have to see this thing.There isn't a part that isn't funny . It is the funniest thing I've ever seen. It should have been a theatrical release, this movie. It is the best thing I ever saw in my life." HOWARD STERN"I've watched it over and over ...

30 stunning shorts at HILO

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This year's festival features 30 stunning short films and one magnificent feature film that all prove you don’t need big bucks to make a sweet movie. Working in formats from digital video to 35mm, the hilo filmmakers create funny shorts, animated experimentals, hard-hitting documentaries and wondrous movies that defy description. The subjects covered in the films range from competitive table-setting to Shaquille O’Neal’s Irish ancestry with films about ninjas, crossing the street and losin...

The Deep Pool, Best Short Film of New York.

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The Deep Pool, a mystical anecdote set in an evocative wilderness, by Sharon Shostak, has won the Special Prize to the Best Short Film in the New York Short Film Festival, organized by the Annual Program Without Frontiers.The awarded films by categories have been Love & Stuff, by Sorrel Ahlfeld, Integral Realization; ...The Making Of..., by Benjamin Fannin, Direction; A Time For Anna, by Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen, Screenplay; The Schoolboy, by Edina Kontsek, Art Direction: Marion Schubert; Gas St...

First MIPTV for the new TV Division Director:

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Paul Johnson, Director,TV Division, Reed MIDEMPaul Johnson has joined Reed MIDEM as Director,TV Division working with Pau Zilk.Paul replaces Rene Perez and comes from from VNU Entertainment Media, where he was European Sales and Marketing Director for The Hollywood Reporter. A 14-year veteran at The Hollywood Reporter, he was responsible for sponsorship, events and advertising at the magazine, and was the driving force behind its foreign language websites slated to launch later this year. During...

MIPTV conferences program

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MIPTV conference program: March 29 - April 1BRANDS & INTEGRATED PRODUCT PLACEMENTMONDAY 29 March 15.00 - 16.30 Auditorium A - Level 3BARTER ADVERTISING TUESDAY 30 March 10.30 - 12.00 Auditorium A - Level 3BRANDED CONTENT & SPONSORSHIPSTUESDAY 30 March14.30 - 16.00Auditorium A - Level 3FRESH TV AROUND THE WORLDTUESDAY 30 March12.00 – 13.00Auditorium K – Level 4WINDOW ON THE CHINESE TV MARKETWEDNESDAY 31 March9.30 – 11.00Auditorium A – Level 3PROGRAMMING, CO-PRODUCTION & PRODUCERS IN CHINA...

New York City PitchXchange launches june 4&5

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NEW YORK PITCHXCHANGE - FIRST ROUND OF EXECUTIVES ANNOUNCED Finally, East Coast screenwriters have access to industry decision makers!Companies confirmed to be hearing pitches include: Miramax, Dimension, Blue Sky, The Hudson Agency, Andrew Lauren Productions, Bigel/Mailer Films, 4th Row Films, Deutsch/Open City and HDnet Films, Emerging Pictures, Eric Hanson Management, the Howard Stern Production Company and Hallmark Entertainment.The Inaugural New York City PitchXchange brings one-on-one pitc...

Bergamo Film Meeting awards James 'Journey

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BERGAMO FILM MEETING AWARDS JAMES’ JOURNEYThe 22nd edition of Bergamo Film Meeting (13-21 March), one of Italy’s veteran cinema festivals, came to a close, awarding its main prize, the Golden Rosa Camuna, which takes its name from the Northern Italy town’s effigy, to James’ Journey to Jerusalem. First feature by widely-appreciated Israeli documaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, James’ Journey to Jerusalem, which premiered last year at Cannes’ Quinzaine, is an astonishingly subtle and insi...

Foreign Film Festival in Ischia presentation

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FOREIGN FILM FESTIVALII EDITION 22-26 June 2004The Art Movie & Music Association is proud to announce that the second edition of the Foreign Film Festival International Contest, the first European Festival dedicated to film locations, will be held in Ischia from 22 to 26 June 2004. The Festival will award productions that promoted little known Italian and European locations or presented them to the public in an original and innovative way through films, TV fiction works and adverts. The idea of ...

Zebra Berlin Poetry Film Award

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2nd Z E B R A Poetry Film Award / July 1 - 4, 2004As part of the Berlin 2004 poetry festival, the literaturWERKstatt berlin, together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation) and interfilm berlin, is inviting submissions for the 2nd international ZEBRA Poetry Film Award, which is endowed with total cash prizes of 10,000 EURO. The international jury will announce the winners from July 1 to 4, 2004 at the ARSENAL CINEMA in Berlin. ZE...

Tiburon fest awards Italian and spanish filmmakers

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The winners of the best films and filmmakers (Golden Reel Awards) were announced in a ceremony with many filmmakers and foreign dignitaries in person. TIFF congratulates all the winners. Best Film: The Gift (Italy), by: Michelangelo FrammartinoBest Director: Ventura Pons, Anita Takes A Chance (Spain)Best Screenplay: Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba, for: The Bookstore (Tunisia)Best Cinematography: Kirill Davidoff, for: The Gun (USA)Best Documentary: Aging Out (USA), by: Roger Weisberg & Vanessa Roth; &: En...

Mar del Plata award recipients declarations

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Leonardo Di CésareBUENA VIDA DELIVERY (Best Film and Best Screenplay)"I was moved a lot receiving this prize, I was so happy, because it was so difficult to make this movie. After so many frustrations and of so many years on the same thing, it is incredible. It was a double prize, it could not be any better : unanimous choice of best movie and best script. I had been told that the jury loved it." Benedek Fliegauf DEALER (Best Director)"I am very happy, because this is the most important priz...

LOTR at Australian Effects & Animation Festival

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LORD OF THE RINGS - RETURN OF THE KING AT AUSTRALIAN EFFECTS & ANIMATION FESTIVAL MELBOURNE 1-2 JUNE 2004Joe Letteri, Visual Effects Supervisor, Weta Digital (NZ), one of the Oscar-winning inventors of the stunning Middle Earth landscapes of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, will reveal the visual effects secrets behind this film phenomenon at the Australian Effects & Animation Festival Melbourne, Melbourne Convention Centre, June 1-2, 2004.Revealing how Peter Jackson’s team devised the ...

Ohio Indie Award Winners

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FESTIVAL'S AWARD-WINNING FILMS ANNOUNCEDIndependent Pictures and the Ohio Independent Film Festival are pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Ohio Indie Awards, bestowed to the best films from the 2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival. The winners were selected by a jury from a set of nominees that were chosen by the audience. Five categories comprise the Ohio Indie Awards.…And the winners are:MOST INNOVATIVEThe Green Sheik by Cosmo SegursonBEST SHORTTaringa 4068: Our Place & Time by...

Phoenix Film Festival screenplay competition

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2004 Arizona Screenplay Competition Winners AnnouncedPhoenix Film Festival, in partnership with the Arizona Screenwriters Association, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2004 Arizona Screenplay Competition. First place selection for a screenplay that takes place Outside of Arizona is awarded to the medical thriller Tappers by Kevin Coleman of Houston, Texas.First place selection for a screenplay that takes place Inside Arizona is awarded to the mystery drama Ghosts at the Gate by Randy Ko...

Oscar award not allowed to board plane

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Academy Award Winner and Her Friend Oscar Not Allowed to Board PlaneRecent Academy Award Winner and Durango Film Festival Winner Maryann DeLeo and her Oscar Award tried to leave Durango early this morning. La Plata County Airport officials had different plans though for DeLeo's friend Oscar. Officials felt that Oscar could have been used as a weapon in flight and would not allow DeLeo and Oscar to board. After some careful packaging and long discussion DeLeo and Oscar were allowed to board th...

Mar del Plata last days.

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Mar del Plata International Film Festval, the last days.In CompetitionIn the last days, we have been able to watch movies coming from Japan, Peru, Croatia, Italy and Iceland. The Domingo last two movies of the Official Competition has been projected. On one hand, “The Blue Light", of Yukio Ningawa, coming from Japan. The movie tries on a family drama where a son kills his father, with the purpose of to come undone of him and to liberate to his family of the anguish that this causes them. The f...
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