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The deadline for entries to the Babelgum Online Film festival has been extended to March 1st

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network announced today that the deadline for entries to the Babelgum Online Film festival has been extended to March 1st, with screening to start on March 3rd.The upload deadline has been extended today in response to the unprecedented demand from filmmakers around the world to enter content in one or more of the seven festival categories, each of which has a first prize of €20,000. Of the 1,500 responses received, 500 entries have been submitted t...

Mark Cranwell has been named Director of Content Acquisition of Babelgum

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Mark Cranwell has been named Director of Content Acquisition of Babelgum, the next generation global Internet TV network, it was announced today by Valerio Zingarelli, CEO of Babelgum.In the newly created position, Cranwell will be responsible for leading Babelgum’s outreach efforts to producers, filmmakers and content creators in support of the new platform’s content strategy. He will report directly to Simon Kenny, Babelgum’s Head of Content Strategy and Advertising, in the company’s ...

3 weeks left to enter the babelgum online competition

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network announces today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+. The Babelgum Online Film Festival has seen over a th...

Babelgum , our partner, closed 1000 submissions so far, and counting

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network and filmfestivals.com, its partner, announced today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+. The Babelgum Onl...

Babelgum launches dedicated Encounters Festival channel on platform

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9am GMT on Wednesday 21st November content from this year’s Encounters film festival became available to anyone in the world with a PC and a broadband connection. Babelgum, the next generation global internet TV network, is bringing a selection of the world’s talent in short film to your home, hotel room, or wherever you are with access to the internet through a dedicated Encounters channel on the platform. Encounters is the leading UK Short Film Festival and will be showing 187 fil...

Babelgum launches dedicated Encounters channel

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9am GMT on Wednesday 21st November will see content from this year’s Encounters film festival available to anyone in the world with a PC and a broadband connection. Babelgum, the next generation global internet TV network, is bringing a selection of the world’s talent in short film to your home, hotel room, or wherever you are with access to the internet through a dedicated Encounters channel on the platform. Encounters is the leading UK Short Film Festival and will be showing 187 films from...

Babelgum welcomes Spike Lee to chair the Babelgum Online Film Festival Jury

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Babelgum, the free to view global Internet television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival, a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking. The announcement was made on Saturday 1st September during its press conference at the Venice Film Festival, by Valerio Zingarelli, Chief Executive Officer of Babelgum, and critically-acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, Honorary Judge of the festival jury.The general pu...

Babelgum Online Film Festival calling for entries: $140 000 to win in 7 categories

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Babelgum, the free to view global Internet television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival, a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking. THE JURY Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world. Other jurors include Joe Bateman, Festival Director of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (U.K.); Ally Derks, Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Bhuvan L...

Babelgum partners with the Encounters Short Film Festival

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Babelgum, the next generation global Internet TV network, today announced a partnership with the Encounters Short Film Festival, which is currently celebrating its thirteenth year. Encounters participants will now be able to broadcast their short films on Babelgum - available to a potential 300+ million audience worldwide with a PC and access to the Internet. This includes talent scouts from major production houses worldwide, who will be able to screen films regardless of where they are or of wh...

Babelgum platform Introduces Direct Upload Feature for content libraries

Babelgum, the new generation global Internet TV Network, today launches a new direct upload feature for independent producers, rights owners and program partners to manage their assets on the online platform. In addition, on October 29, 2007, the feature will advance to provide for the simultaneous upload of entire content libraries, saving time and placing control in the hands of all pre-qualified professional content owners and distributors. The service, believed to be the first of its kind on...

Babelgum offers indie producers simultaneous upload of entire content libraries

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Babelgum, the new generation global Internet TV Network, today launches a new direct upload feature for independent producers, rights owners and program partners to manage their assets on the online platform. In addition, on October 29, 2007, the feature will advance to provide for the simultaneous upload of entire content libraries, saving time and placing control in the hands of all pre-qualified professional content owners and distributors. The service, believed to be the first of its kind on...

London's BFI Southbank to look back on Cannes

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Tue 12 June 6.15pm at BFI Southbank In the second Sight & Sound discussion event at London's BFI Southbank we turn our attention to Cannes - widely regarded as the world's most influential competitive film festival. Thierry Frémaux, Artistic Director of the Cannes Film Festival, talks about its purpose, achievements and failings. Hosted by Geoff Andrew, Head of Film Programme at BFI Southbank, this promises to be a fascinating evening. ...

Seniors Film Festival (Young at Heart) returns to Sydney

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Following the overwhelming success of its inaugural edition in 2006, Young at Heart, Sydney’s 2nd Seniors Film Festival, returns March 11th – 18th 2007 as part of NSW Seniors Week. The Festival features a week of film premieres, workshops, Q&A’s and parties at Dendy Opera Quays and the Ritz Cinema in Randwick. It is a rare chance for people of all ages to enjoy prestigious new films, meet the filmmakers and take part in a fun and relaxed cultural event with friends and relatives.Festivitie...

Something For Everyone On Saturday

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Saturday, November 4----As the winds howl (South Florida is experiencing a high wind alert this weekend), Saturday's schedule at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is certainly a full one, with back to back films at the Cinema Paradiso and Parker Playhouse that appeal to all tastes and sensibilities. It is expected to be an exhausting day for Festival staff and visiting filmmakers, but a satisfying one. The full day of events begins quite lyrically with a free screening at 9:45am...

BORN IN WHAT CENTURY ? in Short Film Corner

Mohammad Majdzadeh, attending this year's festival, has 2 films this year in the Short Film Corner. One is : 'BORN IN WHAT CENTURY ?' a true story about a woman who killed her husband. - With an eye for an eye, the whole world would go blind. See clips and details on www.majdfilms.com

First Cell phone feature filmmaker interview

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An interview with SMS Sugar Man producer Michelle Wheatley1. Tell us some things about you. Who is Michelle Wheatley?Hhmmm, that question caught me off guard… Usually people want to know about the director. I’m driven by passion; I absolutely love what I do. I’m not interested in conventional projects; I like to be on the edge. Doesn’t always make for easy film making…2. Why did you decide to produce a movie that is shot exclusively with the use of mobile phones? I have been collabora...

Filming and phoning it in: the future is right here, right now

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Phoning it inThe world’s first full-length movie to be shot entirely on cellphones has just been wrapped up in Joburg, writes Ryan FortuneIT’S 3AM on Christmas morning 2005 and while Santa makes his final deliveries to good children around the world, a bunch of filmmakers in the pool bar of Johannesburg’s Melrose Arch Hotel are accelerating the digital cinema revolution.They’ve been shooting for over a week now, mostly nights. Everyone’s dead tired, so this particular scene is taking a...

New York Video Festibval returns to Manhattan

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) announces its return to Manhattan for eight days of film screenings, world premieres, musical performances, industry panels and after-parties. The festival, known as the voice of independent film, will showcase 300 film features, shorts and documentaries and host filmmakers from more than 30 countries. The festivities kick off on November 10th with an opening night networking party for filmmakers, musicians and artists at l...

The Hamptons International Film Festival full program

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THE 13TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOCTOBER 19-23, 2005 Hiam Abbass ~ Danny Aiello ~ Kevin Bacon ~ Jon Robin Baitz ~ Alec Baldwin ~ Ned Beatty ~ Bob Berney ~ Dyan Cannon ~ Alan Cumming ~ Hope Davis ~ David Dinerstein ~ David Marshall Grant ~ Ted Hope ~ Eugene Jarecki ~ Cherry Jones ~ Marc Levin ~ Claude LeLouch ~ Bill Nighy ~ Martin McDonagh ~ Liza Minnelli ~ Sarah Paulson ~ Zac Posen ~ Paul Reiser Miranda Richardson ~ Charlie Rose ~ Kyra Sedgwick ~ Vivienne Tam ~ Christine Vach...

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