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Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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  What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Ell...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Elliot, as ...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservatio...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker, film editor for Shutter Island

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed". She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: We almost lost "The Red Shoes" twice during WWII. Em...

Thelma Schoonmaker: Film editor of "Shutter Island" talks about "The Red Shoes"

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: ...

The Global Film Village: The 25th Santa Barbara Film Festival Wraps With Awards

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by Marla Lewin   Jeff Bridges CRAZY HEART Photo by Lorey Sebastian (c) Fox Searchlight 2009 The final day of the 25th festival was proclaimed Jeff Bridges day. It is a full day of films starring Jeff Bridges concluding with a screening of Crazy Heart for which he is nominated for a Best Actor nomination by the Academy. A tribute to the Santa Barbara native will cap the evening. At a Sunday morning brunch at the famed Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort the winners of the 201...

Winding Down

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Winding Down By Kimberly Deisler Could it possibly be day ten already? While the week was excruciatingly long in that everyone’s exhausted and choking with some kind of cough or cold, we’re finally here … on the last day of the festival. Although most of the world considers this to be Valentine’s Day, those in Santa Barbara are celebrating the local sweetheart with Jeff Bridges Day by screening all of his Oscar nominated films, The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt...

Santa Barbara wrapped with awards to Letters to Father Jakobs

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The 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2010 festival competition at a Press Conference and Sunday morning brunch at the famed Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, hosted by KTYD Radio's Julie Ramos. The festival, which celebrated its Silver Anniversary February 4-14, was a huge success. By the look of the theaters you'd never know the economy was in the fight of its life as audiences packed the theaters for the last 11 days, proving once again how p...

Atlanta Horror Film Festival

The Atlanta Horror Film Festival showcases the very best independent films from across the world as we celebrate the art of horror from August 13 - 15, 2010.

Since 2006, the festival has been a favorite of filmmakers and fans from Atlanta and beyond.

Our focus is to celebrate independent cinema, and we strive to feature as many great films as we can during this great weekend of horror.

Enter your film today!

Williamsburg International Film Festival | WILLiFEST 2012

The Williamsburg International Film Festival | WILLiFEST spotlights independent filmmakers from around the world. We encourage you to submit your work and join us in New York City for a professional, fun-filled festival of screenings, panels, networking opportunities and after-parties.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Williamsburg International Film Festival, voted top 20 coolest film festival by MovieMaker Magazine, is the film component of WILLiFEST. WILLiFEST was established to provide a platform for the creative visions of today's emerging artists of all disciplines. The film and music festivals are opportunities for artists to enhance their careers by exposing their films and music to a powerful audience, gaining crucial media exposure and strengthening industry relationships. In the LiVE it UP! Pavilion, Donna Drake, a nationally syndicated TV talk show host, interviews filmmakers and local celebrities. The Filmmakers' Lounge provides filmmakers a space to promote their films and network with each other in between their screenings.

In addition to red carpet premieres, the festival features several film competitions. A Screenplay competition rounds out the offerings. The closing night award ceremony will honor award winners in each category. At WILLiFEST, we pride ourselves on elevating the filmmaker's experience. This festival was created for the artist, by artists, and we look forward to taking you, your film or your screenplay to the next level.

The categories of entries we are accepting for the 2012 Williamsburg International Film Festival are as follows:

U.S. Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of at least 50 minutes. In order to qualify as a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

U.S. Documentary Feature Films
Any non-fiction film with a running time of at least 50 minutes, NOT including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains limited dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of at least 50 minutes. In order to qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Documentary Feature Films
Any non-fiction film with a running time of at least 50 minutes, NOT including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains limited dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. In order to qualify as an International Documentary Feature Film, the film must be unscripted and production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

U.S. Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of 49 minutes or less. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film of international origin with a running time of 49 minutes or less. In order to qualify as an International Short Film, production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Animated Films
Any animated film in any style of animation from any country of origin with a running time of any length. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Family Fare
Any live action or animation of any length from any country that celebrates the whole family coming together to enjoy and share the movie-going experience. Any subject matter considered. All films should be appropriate for general audiences. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Student Films
Any U.S. or International narrative or documentary film of any length. Proof of school enrollment is required. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Music Videos
Any film or video in sync to music from any country of origin with a running time of less than 10 minutes. No premiere status is required. Music Videos do not have a completion requirement.

Midnight Treats
A treat for true cinephiles and casual filmgoers alike, this non-competition section presents an eclectic mix of horror, sci-fi, over-the-top comedies, explicit animation and bizarre stories that defy categorization. Midnight Treats have no premiere or completion requirements.

Screenplays
Any feature-length, English-language, narrative screenplay of any genre. Scripts must have a minimum page
count of 60 pages and a maximum page count of 240, all pages numbered
and in standard industry format. Title page or email should include author name(s), title, street address, phone number, email address and WAB ID#. We only accept electronic submissions.
Digital formats accepted are Final Draft or Adobe PDF documents. After completing the on-line application process and paying appropriate fee, digital screenplay submissions should be emailed to screenplays@willifest.com or uploaded to Withoutabox.com. Title page must include author name(s), title, home address, phone number, email address and WAB #.

Awards are presented for all categories except Midnight Treats.

GENERAL RULES
Each submitted film must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Please write the title of the film on all checks or money orders. Entries must be submitted on DVD (NTSC Region 0 or 1). International films can be submitted on NTSC or PAL Region 0 (Region-free) DVDs. Screeners should be straight-play DVDs with only your film and no menus. We accept works-in-progress. Screener DVD must be labeled with title, running time, entrant's name, category, phone number and WAB ID# on the disc face with permanent marker. Screeners should be viewed for playback quality before mailing in. Please DO NOT use paper labels.

Foreign language work must be subtitled in English (or dubbed where permitted). Only films completed after January 2010 will be accepted except for Music Videos and Midnight Treats which do not have a completion requirement. Student Films are projects completed by filmmakers when they were enrolled in school. Students must include a copy of school ID.

WILLiFEST is an HD projection festival utilizing file-based server technology. We do not project from videotape and request exhibition copies of films be submitted as a file or alternatively, a DVD or Bluray Disc. We also project 35mm film on a limited-basis and these situations will be discussed with filmmakers upon acceptance and decided by our
Programming Department.

For information on additional WILLiFEST news and events, visit us at www.willifest.com.

Best of Luck!

the WILLiFEST team

The second edition of the Minghella Film Festival will take place in Newport on the Isle of Wight

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  The second edition of the Minghella Film Festival will take place in Newport on the Isle of Wight from 12 to 14 March 2010.  Last year's event showcased Oscar©winning director Anthony Minghella's feature films with introductions by members of his family and interviews with friends and colleagues including Jude Law, Alan Rickman, Martin Freeman and Lord David Puttnam.    This year's event continues the personal approach to presenting Anthony Minghella's work with a fasci...

Leith Short Film Festival

Leith Short Film Festival - June 2011

 

The sixth Leith short film festival is running again this year as part of the Leith Festival 2011.  Once again, the event will feature short films made by Scottish, UK & International short film-makers and entries are requested via our website:

 www.leithshortfilms.co.uk

The event is scheduled for the first week in June during the Leith Festival.

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

 

  • Fees £10 for films under 25 minutes
  • The deadline for film submissions is May 16th 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.
  • For application guidelines and entry form, please see the website:

      www.leithshortfilms.co.uk

Introduction to Avid editing

 

In addition, we are also running a workshop for budding film editors taking you through the basics of editing with Avid

£10 per person, session will last approx. 3 hours

For application guidelines and entry form, please see the website:

www.leithshortfilms.co.uk

 

Celtic Media Festival unveils Awards shortlist

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The shortlists have been announced for the Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence at the 31st annual Celtic Media Festival.  The awards celebrate the very best of film, television, radio and digital media to emerge from within the Celtic diaspora. 78 productions and companies have been shortlisted across the 21 award categories, with 26 entries each from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  As always, Celtic languages feature prominently across all categories with all of the factual e...

Feel Good Film Festival - August 3-5, 2012; Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 Theater

The Feel Good Film Festival's 5th year  will be held August 3-5, 2012 at Hollywoods beautiful, new Laemmle Noho 7 Theater.  The Festival is a film viewing experience that encourages the development, production, and distribution of short or feature films with positive themes, happy endings that make audiences laugh, and that capture the beauty of our world. 

The Global Film Village: London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

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by Marla Lewin The Education with seven nominations leads the awards of the UK film critics.Fish Tank had six and In The Loop and Nowhere Boy tied with five each and A Prophet had four nominations. The 30th Awards will take plave on February 18 at the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone. In addition to awards to current films special awards will be given to Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola forApocalypse Now in honor of its 30th anniversary.THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE ...

BIFA AWARDS 2009

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BIFA’s jury is comprised of professionals and talent from across the British film industry including: Actress Jodie Whittaker, Actors Idris Elba, Liam Cunningham, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan, Directors Sarah Gavron and Eran Creevy, Producers Dixie Linder, Anita Overland and Adrian Sturges, Documentary Filmmaker Kate Blewett, Film Marketing Consultant Robert Mitchell, Projectionist Paul Speed and Head of Distribution and Exhibition at The UK Film Council Peter Buckingham. Johanna von Fischer ...

Discovery Film Festival: Scotland's International Film Festival for Young Audiences

Discovery Film Festival is Scotland's leading film festival for young audiences.

www.discoveryfilmfestival.org.uk

2009 dates: 20th October - 1st November

2010 dates: TBC 16th - 30th October

Discovery screens new international film made for, or relevant to, young people aged 3 to 21. From non-dialogue animation for little ones, to challenging coming of age films and anime for older audiences. We screen approximately 30 films over 10 days.

We have a small section for films made by young people, under 18s based in Scotland, called the Discovery Youth Screen Award. However, the main programme are films by professional filmmakers, the best international films for young audiences from the past year, including UK premieres of award winners such as Crystal Bear winner It's Not Me, I Swear.

We have a large education programme for schools, featuring films with teaching resources and links to the curriculum.

Discovery takes place at the DCA www.dca.org.uk and at partner venues across Scotland including Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow GFT, and Inverness Eden Court.

To submit a film email a summary or web link to discovery@dca.org.uk and we will request screeners if the films look suitable.

 

 

CRACKS Finds Home At IFC

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  CRACKS,  starring Eva Green (Casino Royale, The Dreamers), which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, has been picked up for North American distribution by IFC FILMS. The UK/US co-production is the directorial debut of Jordan Scott, who was born in England and has directed campaigns throughout the world for RSA Films. She directed a short-film advertising campaign for Prada as well as public service announcements advocating gun control. She also co-direct...

Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda,” “Skin,”) will be honored with the Bahamas Int’l Film Festival’s 2009 Rising Star

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Academy Award® nominee Sophie Okonedo ("Hotel Rwanda," "Skin,") will be honored with BIFF's 2009 Rising Star Tribute. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.   The Festival's prestigious Rising Star Award is given to an actor or actress whose noteworthy performances have put them on the path for elite and lasting stardom in the industry. Sophie Okon...

Nicolas Roeg praises the standard of the films selected in the Seville European Film Festival

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The British director is happy because young people can see his films on the big screen and he hopes they find “the truth” he was trying to transmit when he made them. The British director Nicolas Roeg, who is president of the Official Jury of the sixth edition of the Seville European Film Festival, thanked the Festival’s artistic director, Javier Martín-Domínguez, and the event organizers who chose him to lead the jury. He said that it was very interesting work as it is...

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

This is the trailer for the upcoming film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, in HD ... Heath Ledgers last film. With some of the most well known stars in the film industry, this cast will blow ...

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