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16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards announcing recipients

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Judd Apatow 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the “Hollywood Comedy Award”; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award”; ...

The line-up has been announced for the 2012 Rural Route Film Festival!

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  We're serving up choice-cuts of premieres & sneak previews of some of the year's best indie fare, along with a stunning 70mm print in one of the best theatres in the city.  There are features by Latvian, Indian & Tibetan directors, shorts from legendary poetic-ethnographer, Robert Gardner, archival bluegrass found footage from Appalshop, and a closing night screening party on the city's largest rooftop farm!   Core screenings will take place at Museum of the Moving Imag...

Social Short film Contest in Ischia on social diversity

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SOCIAL SHORT CUT CONTEST  CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT 'RESPECTING DIVERSITY" WITH SHORT FILMS AND VIDEO CLIPS ISCHIA GLOBAL BRINGS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOUR SHORTS TO THE GREAT MASTERS OF CINEMA AND TO THE LEADING PRODUCERS OF THE GLOBAL AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY SOCIAL SHORT CUT CONTEST 1) The Ischia Global Fest launches a competition among young people around the world who want to make a contribution to the theme of diversity through their artis...

Tip of the day include a video on your profile

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     Include a video in your profile   Upload a video from your computer. Your account offers you a significant amount of storing space (500M) allowing to upload a few videos. Of course you do not have to upload videos but you should at least upload one (trailer, awards...) to have something in the "My videos" and enjoy a better visibility in the community. 1. Start uploading : click "create content/video" tab http://www....

FilmFunds introduces PiggyPoints and more

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Encouraging a growing online community of filmmakers and fans to embrace a better way to make and market films, FilmFunds introduced a slate of new website tools today, augmenting its already game-changing technologies such as real-time Emotional ID (EID) and image recognition. Concurrently, the company debuted a production arm to more actively facilitate fan-favorite projects. FilmFunds, which launched last month, empowers a social community of 60+ million entert...

Iron Sky Crowd Investments reach 500 000 euros collected from from base

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Iron Sky is a Finnish-German-Australian dark sci-fi comedy with a budget of 7,5 million euros, which relies heavily on net communities in both content creation, marketing and funding. The film team has now reached a significant milestone of 500 000€ collected through crowd investments, while starting the five month stretch to finish and release the film. "This is amazing and seems to be only the beginning",  said the producer of Iron Sky Tero Kaukomaa. "It's not onl...

16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media

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FMX 2011 May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. The 16th FMX Conference on Animation, Games, Effects and Interactive Media ended yesterday achieving remarkable successes! FMX 2011 brought in larger crowds than ever before, with 3,500 visitors attending each day. The increase in visitor numbers has been overwhelming; during the conference extra special efforts were introduced to keep up with the demand. The conference included high profile animated films such as "Rang...

IFP and United Nations Present Doc Conference

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The Independent Feature Project (IFP), one of the largest filmmaker membership organizations in the United States, is joining forces with the United Nations Department of Public Information to present a one-day conference on the effect of documentaries as a tool to understanding world problems. The second annual "Envision: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries" forum will be held on Saturday July 10th at TheTimesCenter, in New York City.  This jointly produced...

Full Sail University returns as primary sponsor of next Florida Film Festival

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Full Sail University (fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment institution located near Orlando, FL, is proud to return as primary sponsor of the 19th Annual Florida Film Festival, (floridafilmfestival.com) being held April 9 through April 18, which will present the theme "Film Sweet Film." This year marks the return of Full Sail University's sixth year as the primary sponsor and thirteenth year with the Festival.         &nbs...

Add icon to your profile

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The majority of you have opted for our default icon or do not realize that you can upload a photo Logo or poster or other image to your profile that will appear in the Directory and on homepage active members. To upload a photo/image or choose an icon, simply visit Profile Update link and select Upload Picture                   Include a video in your profile   Upload a video...

ÉCU 2009 Events and Success Stories of previous years

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ÉCU 2009 Events ÉCU 2009 will feature an exciting array of workshops hosted by dozens of industry experts. The workshops will cover a variety of topics relating to cinema including writing, directing, acting, editing and distribution. And they will be free and open to ALL festival attendees including members of the public. These events offer the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business. The workshops were a huge success in 2008, and will be even bigger and better in 2009!Dire...

"The Paley Center for Media and SnagFilms Alliance"

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The Paley Center for Media and SnagFilms Announced an Alliance to Offer New Outlets for Documentary Filmmakers and Enthusiasts". The Paley Center for Media, formerly known as "The Museum of Television and Radio", and "SnagFilms", recently announced a first of its kind collaboration between a leading cultural media institution and an Internet start-up to help documentary producers break down the barriers to reach fresh audiences for their films. Through a shared passion f...

XDC, official partner of Cannes

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As the Official Partner of the Cannes Film Festival, XDC is providing all of the necessary equipment and expertise to support over 100 digital screenings including the parallel sections during the May competition, to more than 18 Cannes theatre rooms - including the famous Louis Lumière auditorium.A focus on XDC during the 61st Cannes Film Festival. XDC Booth #206 is installed in the “Village International Pantiero” along the Cannes harbour. We are sharing the booth with Wallimage, the Wall...

Miami Encuentros: Networking At The Miami Film Festival

 Wednesday, March 5---------In the past number of years, major film festivals around the world has seen it as their mission to not only exhibit the best films available, but also to serve as a breeding ground for new projects to get launched, financed and distributed. To this end, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has joined the ranks of such major film festival events as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Dubai and several others, in organizing parallel industry events designed to st...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry. In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new ...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry. In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new for...

Berlinale Film 2.0 - The Future of the Film Industry in the Age of Wikinomics and Games

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More than 350 international media experts attended the second Berlinale Keynotes organized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin International Film Festival and held in the Palmenhof at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz on Tuesday. Under the motto "The Age of Collaboration," the Keynotes focused on new creative and strategic alliances between film, games and Web 2.0 in the age of Wikinomics and games. The event was officially opened by Medienboard co-managing director Petra Müll...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry.In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new form...

The "how to blog" on fest21.com and Merry Christmas

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Dear friends from the fest21.com communityMy name is Bruno Chatelin and I am the editor of the sites fest21.com and filmfestivals.com(I can be reached if you need assistance at bruno@filmfestivals.com)I wanted to personally send you my best wishes for a happy new year and a merry Christmas and thank you for taking part with us to the pioneer digital community of the festival circuit.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION   Warm regardsBruno ChatelinWe would also like to give you some informat...

Convert a 2D to 3D film

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San Diego 3D technology company PassmoreLab has offered to convert existing 2D films to stereoscopic 3D, for theatrical or television release, with no up front costs. In an unprecedented deal, PassmoreLab will take existing 2D content and convert it into stereoscopic 3D for a back-end royalty of 50 percent of moneys derived from the 3D release. All up front costs of the conversion will be paid in full by PassmoreLab using its facilities in South Africa and San Diego.According to PassmoreLab owne...

IndieOrbit.com launches a VOD platform for indies

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IndieOrbit.com, the world's first independent film distribution Web site to truly benefit feature-length independent filmmakers, launches today, providing global distribution platforms. IndieOrbit.com offers filmmakers the opportunity to profit from showcasing their films on a pay-per-view basis while allowing them to maintain full rights to their work."We are revolutionizing the world of the true indie filmmaker by changing the distribution rules," said William Cicchino, founder o...

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