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AFI FEST 2011 line up

AFI FEST, celebrating it's 25th edition as a showcase of the most highly anticipated films and performances of the year, today announced its line-up of conversations, presentations and digital alliances. Adding depth and discussion to its screenings schedule, AFI FEST offers three exceptional Conversations and Presentations with Hollywood's leading talent and visionaries as well as exciting, cutting-edge digital initiatives. The Los Angeles Times Young Hollywood Roundtable celebrates film...

Camera Obscura Trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 Maria lives inside her Camera Obscura, until the day she feels that things outside are changing and no one seems to notice those changes. And Maria realizes that sometimes you need to create projections in order to make the others see.

Live! Ammunition! Pitching Competition and After Party

Have an idea for a movie?  Pitch your idea or screenplay to a panel of industry insiders & executives at this event; it's Dragon's Den for filmmakers. Intense fun infront of a LIVE audience! Over $1,000. value in prizes. Where? Revival Bar    9:30 pm Industry Networking starts 783 College Street (College/Shaw)  When? Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011   Time?         6:00 pm to 9:30 pm  Register to pitch and attend: www.raindancec...

The MIX Short Film Awards - Special Corporate Production Deadline Oct 31st!

SPECIAL CORPORATE PRODUCTION AWARD: STRIVE TENNIS ACADEMY CALL TO ACTION FOR DIRECTORS WHO CAN SUBMIT?  Anyone is eligible to submit to this separate FREE category as long as you have submitted one other project to a main category by October 31st. This includes anyone that has received a credit on your current submitted project, not just the credited director. You are also welcome to submit more than one submission for this category.The winning director will receive award recognition and if sel...

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The MIX International Short Film Awards - Call for Entries

  THE MIX Short Film Awards - Call for Entries Late Deadline: November 15th/WAB Extended Deadline: November 30th   The MIX champions short film writers and filmmakers by rewarding current projects and acting as a catalyst for bringing writers & filmmakers together to produce a new wave of forward-thinking projects.      The MIX brings a range of exciting production opportunities and industry recognition to s...

Go Short Fest offers a monthly selection on the Internet

Short film is hot. On the internet popular ‘shorts' are viewed over a 10 million times and in some cinemas the short film is back on the big screen. Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (The Netherlands) is now presenting the best new short films on its website every month. 
 YouTube blockbusters and hidden beauties Online video is booming. Over 3 billion videos are viewed every day and in one month more video is uploaded to YouTube than the 3 major US networks created i...

The MIX Short Film Awards

The MIX Short Film Awards (for produced shorts and scripts) - Outside of rewarding current projects, The MIX pairs up emerging short film writers and filmmakers for the purpose of producing future high quality shorts in both traditional and non-traditional formats.  This contest helps facilitate the production of short films by pairing up our top winning  screenwriters & filmmakers and offering them cash prizes or production opportunities. Outside of our main categories where we accept all genres and niches, three awards will be given to the most inspiring writer or filmmaker who best utilizes film as a medium to create awareness, social change, or bring a unique perspective to any one topic. The screening events will be held at the historic Byrd Theatre, Feb 17-19, 2012.

ÉCU goes to Silhouette Short Film Festival - find out what we thought!

Silhouette Film Festival - Parc de Buttes Chaumont, Paris.   By Ed Millar and Jen Wallace An intrepid gang of ÉCUers made their way to the beautiful Parc de Buttes Chaumont to watch one night of the Silhouette Film Festival. The film festival is in its 10th year and is an outdoor event with films from all over the world projected onto an inflatable screen next to the lake. Here, ÉCU writers Jen and Ed, share their opinions on the festival and the films. Jen: ...

Don’t miss SEE FEST’s next Business Conference!

One of the most useful elements of SEE FEST is its Business Conference, headed last year by Honorary Chair Ron Yerxa (producer of Little Miss Sunshine and Cold Mountain, among others). The event last May gave filmmakers great insights into:   -- How to access and structure financing for international productions -- How to develop Hollywood and European financing for co-productions -- Local governmental incentives for filmmakers -- The role Hollywood-based Eas...

sehsüchte 2011 - Trailer

The festival trailer for sehsüchte 2011.

sehsüchte 2010 - Trailer

The festival trailer for sehsüchte 2010.

sehsüchte 2009 - Trailer

The festival trailer for sehsüchte 2009.

The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA) announce an alliance

  The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA) have today announced an alliance between the two organisations. The first expression of the alliance will be participation on the 2011 APSA International Jury by Israeli director Samuel Maoz, member of the European Film Academy and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy. Thomas Hailer (Berlinale), Maxine Williamson (APSA), Marion Doering and Jürgen Biesinger (EFA) at the APSA Launch in Cannes, 2011....

Northern Wave Film Festival 2012

The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 2th to the 4th of March 2012 in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a  visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.

Love in the year 2000

Love in the year 2000 Trailer from David Miller on Vimeo. Rough trailer cut from the rushes a week after the conclusion of principal photography. Starring Greta Wilson and Cherilynn Brooks, Love in the year 2000 is a futuristic love story about Lucky, a relationship representative who falls in love with a client. Produced by co-writer and director David Miller and director of photography Derick Avitt, Love in the year 2000 was shot on 355 with support from Panavision's New Filmmaker Gr...

Best Shorts Competition - Call for Entries - Deadline 12/16/2011

Best Shorts Deadline December 16,2011 Enter Now!  Best Shorts is an awards competition that recognizes the achievements of short filmmakers worldwide. While it is not your typical film festival that screens films, Best Film Shorts strives to give talented directors, producers, videographers, actors, and actresses the positive exposure they need by promoting our awardwinners through press releases, media outlets, blog entries, etc. Our competition gives awards not just for short films, bu...

Alvernia Studios becomes a partner of Gotham in Progress market

  Alvernia Studios has become a partner of international co-production market Gotham in Progress, which will take place in November during the 2. American Film Festival in Wroclaw. Krakow based film company has established one of the awards.   International co-production market Gotham in Progress 2011 will take place on November 17th -19th , 2011 in Wroclaw, in the south-west Poland, during the second edition of American Film Festival. During two-day market event independent Amer...

Werner Herzog to keynote at The Film Independent Forum

7TH ANNUAL FILM INDEPENDENT FORUM, PRESENTED BY INDIEWIREOCTOBER 21-23, 2011Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that acclaimed director Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans) will be the keynote speaker and answer filmmaking questions from the audience at the seventh annual Film Independent Forum, presented by indieWIRE. The must-attend conference is a...

Film Budget Inc. | | Worldwide Movie Budget Expert

Film financing requires a quality film budget and schedule from an experienced line producer or production manager.  This fact is often stated by film financing executives whom decry the state of paperwork that crosses their desk masquerading as professional. When you are seeking financing, distribution, foreign sales, a production company, investor or lender, it is imperative to have an accurate  film budget for your indie film.   You are judged (like it or not) by the ...

The panelists for the Film Independent Forum

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today the panelists for the seventh annual Film Independent Forum, presented by indieWIRE, to be held October 21-23 at the Directors Guild of America. The keynote speaker and additional panelists will be announced shortly, as well as the recipient of the 2011 Sloan Producers Grant, to be awarded on closing night. The Film Independent Forum is a must-attend weekend con...

New York Screenplay Contest

The New York Screenplay Contest is a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television.  The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Short Film Festival

“Cinema Perpetuum mobile” is an international cinema cooperation festival that gathers independent film makers and their groups to work under the theme of the perpetual motion.

The project is aimed at cinema cultural diversity and the promotion of independent auteur movies. Festival co-operation aims to cover all countries and continents from Scandinavia to the Cape of Good Hope and from Patagonia to the Aleutian Islands.

“Cinema Perpetuum mobile” is a non-commercial project, so the organizers aspire only to cover their expenses on the festival while the participants whose films are included into a short list can pretend to receive dividends in case the collection of “Perpetuum Mobile” films is shown in cinemas after festival. The participation in our cinema cooperation festival is free. Organizer of the festival is an independent association «», principles of which are cinemania, self-organization, decentralization, mutual aid.

Minneapolis Underground Film Festival 2011 Trailer Contest!

The 2011 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Trailer Contest, with cash awards! Check our website for more details:


Director: Peter Hastie.
A woman's descent into spirit. Experimental film derived from video footage of an art installation by Kate E Deeming. While most of the techniques in evidence - dissolves, fades, double exposures etc - were in use within a few years of the birth of cinema, they are presented here in a context which highlights their potential within the digital era, serving the needs of an ever-expanding visual language. Threads was edited within a single editing program. No additional plug-ins were used. Music: Scope J by Scott Walker (vocals by Ute Lemper). International festival screening rights secured.