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ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (18 – 23 SEPTEMBER) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2012     Calling all filmmakers and animators from across the world, submissions are now open for the Encounters 18th Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol UK. Submit your short film or animation by Wednesday 6th June, for a chance to win a prestigious award and an opportunity to showcase your talent on an international stage.  ‘The cinematic Trojan horse…smugg...

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 - MILANO FILM FESTIVAL

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The 17th edition of Milano Film Festival will be held from September 12th - 23rd, 2012. Updates to come in the next months, and on the website www.milanofilmfestival.it   International Competitions The call for entries for the International Feature and Short film competitions of Milano Film Festival are now open; the first one is open to first and second works; the short film competition is open only to filmmakers under the age of 40. Filmmakers who want to submit their ...

I asked Facebook a Question!

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I posted the following questions to various sites, pages and agroups:What are the three most important things a festival should do/offerThe answers were all over the map, but the common and consistant items were: Free entry for shorts.Opportunities to meet your peers and those in the industry who are working more than you. Networking is what the gathering is about for most independent filmmakers.Q and A after every film/block - give the filmmaker time to speak about his films, developing more o...

Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon

Located by Cedar Breaks and Zion National Park, the international Annual Red Rock Film Festival has a mission to encourage “film that portrays the human race in a positive light.” It is an artist’s retreat for film, cuisine, parties, and workshops with approachable professional people.
This emerging festival is held every November in Southern Utah.
From action sports docs and off-the-charts dramatic features, the festival is just a 2.4 hour  drive North of Las Vegas, and offers a breathtaking location to see film in the warm part of the state of Utah. For more information visit www.redfilmmarket.com.

Appel à candidature - Rencontres du Cinéma Européen 2012

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Bonjour, Du 28 mars au 3 avril 2012, se dérouleront à Vannes les 11èmes Rencontres du Cinéma Européen. A cette occasion, l'association Cin'écran organise, pour la 10ème année consécutive, des compétitions de courts-métrages et de 1ers documentaires européens. Les réalisateurs ou producteurs souhaitant proposer leurs films aux comités de sélection peuvent, dès à présent, télécharger règlement et fiche d'inscription de ces deux compéti...

Durban International Film Festival

35th DIFF 2014 /  17 - 27 JULY


South Africa’s longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival runs across 12 days at the end of July, presenting over 250 screenings of current films from around the world, with strong focus on South African and African cinema. Screenings take place throughout Durban including township areas where cinemas are non-existent. The festival also runs extensive seminar and workshop programmes to stimulate industry capacity. This Includes the participation of 40 filmmakers from Africa in Talent Campus Durban, a cooperation with the Berlin Film Festival, and the Durban FilmMart, a film financing initiative in partnership with Durban Film Office. DIFF is organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN).

 

Supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), National Film and Video Foundation and other valued funders and partners

 

2011 CineStory Retreat: Writer Jamie Reidy

Writer Jamie Reidy talks about what he learned at the 2011 CineStory Writer's Retreat.

G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition – The Results

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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the second annual G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011, and a prize of €5,000 and a G-SPEED Q drive, is Amateur Film Entry, 'We Miss You' by student filmmakers Steffen Wilhelm (Producer), Sebastian Bandel (Producer), and Hanna Maria Heidrich (Director). The judges favourite, their short film embodies the creative spirit of the competition, focusing on the relationship between humans and nature by asking: What if nature misses us or do...

Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers - Eurocinema's Short Film Competition

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eurocinema Celebrates Global Cinema with the Launch of the First Ever On Demand Short Film Competition  Winning Entries to Be Showcased On Demand to 36 Million TV Homes in North America on eurocinema Beginning DATE MIAMI, September 27, 2011 -- eurocinema, the only 24/7 channel dedicated to European films on North American television, has launched the first ever on demand film contest, the “Eurocinema Short Film Competition,” the announcement was made today by c...

NYTVF Announces A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline Semi-Finalists

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 The New York Television Festival is proud to announce the 25 Semi-Finalists in the A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline! All of the selected producers will have their projects reviewed by the network for a chance to win a $10,000 prize and the opportunity to participate in the creation of a network pilot based on their concept. Five finalists will be named at the Awards Show during NYTVF 2011.  These semi-finalists will join the 2011 Independent Pilot Competition Official Selec...

Covariance

"Covariance" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. Russell and Genevieve fall in with each other at the racetrack, but their circuitous journey leads them further and further from home. Check out the teaser! "Covariance" est une nouvelle soumission à l’ ÉCU 2012. Russel et Geneviève se rencontrent au champ de courses, mais leurs tours de pistes les écartent de plus en plus de la maison. Regardez ...

Chicago 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.

On Friday night you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Then it will show at a local theater, usually in the next week.

In 2010 nearly 40,000 filmmakers made 3,000 films in in 80 cities on five continents.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 48 Hour Film Project, marking an exciting year for us and with close to 100 participating cities, it's our biggest year yet!  As you may or may not know, the top films every year go to the Cannes Film Festival to be featured as part of the Short Film Corner.  Sadly, Chicago has never sent a representative to this international stage.  This year, we'd like to change that - so bring your game face to Chicago's 2011 Film Weekend (July 29th - 31st).

Register now at 48hourfilm.com/chicago

DEADLINE 7/15!! Got a great idea for an original docu-series? A&E and NY TV Festival now seeking unscripted treatments & tape

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The A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline  A&E Network and the New York Television Festival are introducing an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent artists and production companies. Entrants should focus on treatments that center on individuals or small groups that represent unique points of view. To be considered, producers must submit a short treatment (1-2 pages) along with a brief video introducing the subject(s). The top treatments wi...

Driven Creativity Competition

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Entry opens online on the 1st June and is free of charge! Open to talented professional and non-professional filmmakers, entrants will have the chance for their hard work and creative ambitions to be recognised and rewarded. Winners and runners-up will be awarded stylish G-Technology external hard drives and the overall winner will receive €5,000 – all to further drive their creativity. The first year of the competition in 2010 saw hundreds of entrants from all o...

Con i minuti contati - International Short Film Festival

Con i minuti contati, the International Short Film Festival, born in 2010 in Montefalco, a wonderful medieval village in the Italian region of Umbria.

Year after year, the Festival increases its visibility and relevance in Italy and in the rest of the world: in 2012 we received 400 short films from more than 40 nations.

Con i minuti contati wants to spread the film culture and the knowledge of the short film, as a unique and precious art form.

Inscription de films - Section découverte

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Les inscriptions de films à la Section découverte sont désormais ouvertes pour les films français/ francophones, catégories longs et courts métrages. Dès 2005, le FFFH encourage les productions et réalisations de films de fiction, d'animation et documentaires dans le cadre de la Section découverte. Ces films ne sont pas(encore) distribués en Suisse.
En 2010, le FFFH a établi sa sélection parmis près de 250 films reçus de la France entière, de la Belgique et de la Suisse.11 film...

contest Filmfestival sul Paesaggio / Filmfestival about Landscapes

ANNOUNCEMENT OF  COMPETITION

II edition  of

Filmfestival sul Paesaggio

Filmfestivl about Landscape

“We capture and relate the essence of a country. The landscape is a common good to be preserved. The human face as a landscape tells a tale of encounters”.

Since 22 to 29 May 2011

at Polizzi Generosa (Palermo)

 

        Aims of The Film festival about Landscape

Landscape is also a primary good that  the very Constitution safeguards; that’s why by cinematographic art, with the “Filmfestival sul Paesaggio / Filmfestival about Landscapes” the “G. A. Borgese Foundation” intends to exploit this resource and this function it plays, and at the same time to describe the human aspect as a landscape.

Under these circumstances, without forgiving that landscape is able to recall an atmosphere, a dream, a fantasia, the storyline of a tale and some romancing, by carrying out a “Filmfestival sul Paesaggio / Filmfestival about Landscapes” we want weave the perfect development to narrate the reality of the world with his human and cultural weight by enhancing his real dimension.

Beyond words and perhaps even more than words images communicate through an universal, immediate and direct language that perceive and catch the very strength of

landscape. Our eyes capture the images of the reality through objectivity, or thanks to  photography and cinematography we can catch them indirectly.

Through an image we can contemplate a panorama, and at the same time we are allowed to see and interpret a region, to observe and interpret the signs stuck that express the development of nature and the creative strength from our hand, to elevate more and more our spirit and enjoy the beauty spread through a wide range of landscapes.

The “Filmfestival sul Paesaggio / Filmfestival about Landscapes” wants to function as a situation that gathers several visions of a place and of life, to direct the different evocative facets that the mastery and the creative fantasy of participants want propose in the most independent way with the aim to propose this resource as a common good that everyone can enjoy and understand thanks to the heterogeneous and polychrome colors of his panorama, and that with the details of his peculiarity and identity belong permanently to the cultural horizons of everyone.

In this way by experiencing the gratuitousness with a conscious look and observation we achieve a best quality of life for everyone, including ourselves, that states a right for each of us to improve the quality of life when we get harmony and happiness.

CONTEST SECTIONS D

                            

I) “Landscape is a common good to be preserved”

The section is reserved to videos that pay attention to places and communities and that convey the universally spread right to beauty that should be peculiar to every human being and implied in every landscape.

Preserved landscapes that transmit  emotions, feelings, tales, myths and stories that mould the cultural identity of a  population and others one usurped and disfigured that affect human and cultural development attest that it is  common good to preserve and to hand down for the next generations.

Artists can develop subjects as: safeguard of landscape, biodiversity, the pastoral and

agrarian societies and the medieval castles and villages, water, the cementification of the region, landscape in connection with ceramic, sacred, writing, tales.

We accept fiction and animation footages,  documentaries and docufictions whose duration doesn’t exceed 15 minutes for the animations one and thirteen minutes

for the others one. We don’t accept any video but these ones sent on support DVD.

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II)“The human face as a landscape tells a tale of encounters"

 Our landscape is what we eat, produce, build, breathe and meet”

Every day we encounter faces: on the street, on train, on workplaces. Often we don’t pay attention to these familiar faces that diary become for us a geographic landscape, although they bear  personal and collective histories, as well as ideas, projects, whose cultural identity is strong. To widen our horizons and “to see the others” as point of

departure to elaborate a new ethical vision and a  paradigm for a new social and political conviviality. This other can be the foreigner whose rights aren’t very much or absolutely preserved because we see him as a danger for our identity and for our  well-being, or also someone we won’t ever meet because he died in a desperation trip, or he  returned just to these countries from which he tried to escape,

in violation of that right of asylum that should constitute one cornerstone of

the European juridical culture and that the Italian constitution (Art.10) safeguards as a fundamental human right.

To narrate the landscape of faces underlying when we meet them, to tell their histories, means to draw a panorama of a renewed human geography opened to  comprehension and sharing.

We accept fiction and animation footages, documentaries and docufictions whose duration doesn’t exceed 15 minutes.

We don’t accept any video but these ones sent on support DVD.

 

PARTICIPATION  RULESP

We don’t accept any video but these ones sent on support DVD. You can’t send more than a fiction footage for every DVD, and as concerned as fiction footages each of them can’t exceed 30 minutes; as concerned as documentaries and docufictions

presented in the first concourse section, as well as the animation ones presented in the same section and each of them presented in the other contest sections, they can’t exceed 15 minutes.

Total duration must include the titles.

Every artist can’t send more than a piece of work for contest section.  

Foreign footages must be subtitled.

We won’t take in consideration any industrial, publicity and advertising film, as well as these ones produced by national networks.

Send your DVD with your entry form and with your consent to the treatment of your personal datas (a confirmation that your  personal datas can be processed into our data system, as it prescribes the Italian law) by letter, parcel or express courier, within and not beyond the 20th of April 2011 to:

Fondazione “G. A. Borgese” - Via Garibaldi, 13 - 90028 Polizzi Generosa (PA).

You can download the documents in www.madonie.info

Furthermore, please send a copy by email to:fondazioneborgese@libero.it

Delivery costs will be in our charge.

Applications must be postmarked by this date, and any video sent after this deadline won’t be considered. No exceptions will be made. Please when you complete your participation report take the precaution to write in a readable way and to firm your authorization to process your personal details. Please have also the courtesy to send an high-definition image (300dpi) to this E-mail address: press@comunisolidali.org.

The subscription to the Festival is free. The artistic direction of the Festival will select, to his unquestionable judgment, the works selected to participate. At the end of the pre-selection winners will be informed by phone or by E-mail. Moreover works and artists selected will be published on the site www.madonie.info Given that artists by their application to participate to the contest and by the sending of their  work authorize  the “G.A. Borgese” Foundation to project their footages for promotional or study reasons that can take place in a different situation, without purpose of profit, any footage or work whether or not selected won’t be returned and will be in the archives and at a free disposal of “G.A. BORGESE” Foundation. Any footage delivered at the screening evening won’t be accepted.

The cash prizes will be paid as soon as possible in connection with the time of public

contributions.

INFO: www.madonie.info - e-mail: fondazioneborgese@libero.it

 

 

Filmfestival Muenster

The 14th edition of the Filmfestival Münster will be held from October 12-16, 2011.

Submission entry for the German-language short film competition is open until June 30th, 2011.

More information on the festival coming soon...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES DOCUMENTARIES IN GOLDEN GATE AWARDS COMPETITION

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12 Feature-length Documentaries from 11 Countries Contend for $60,000 in Cash Prizes   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) today announced its Documentaries in Competition for the esteemed Golden Gate Awards. The International will award close to $100,000 in total prizes this year. Sixty thousand dollars will be awarded to winners in three categories: investigative documentary feature ($25,000), documentary feature ($20,...

TIFF - The Iñigo Film Festival

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THE INIGO FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF), is an international celebration of films on topics of faith and spirituality, taking place in rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TIFF showcases short films made by filmmakers under age 35, covering a wide variety of interpretations on Festival's theme: "City of God." The Festival seeks filmmakers who successfully integrate their religious, spiritual, and social themes with the resources of film as a modern artistic medium.

Organized by the Catholic Church, World Youth Day is attended by millions looking to build bridges between continents, peoples and cultures. As such, accepted
TIFF films screen in front of what may likely be their largest international audience, guaranteeing tremendous exposure. Winning filmmakers will receive transportation to attend the Festival, and the opportunity to promote their films in person. TIFF will be honoring Festival winners with awards and cash prizes totaling 5000 (EUR).

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE

The mission of The Inigo Film Festival (TIFF) is summed up by a quote from John Paul II:

"The cinema enjoys a wealth of languages, a multiplicity of styles and a variety of narrative forms that are truly great: from realism to fable, from history to science fiction, from adventure to tragedy, from comedy to news, from animated cartoon to documentary. It thus offers an incomparable storehouse of expressive means for portraying the various areas in which the human being finds himself and for interpreting his inescapable calling to the beautiful, the universal and the absolute."

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

TIFF films can explore spirituality, the experiences of today's youth, the presence or absence of God in our modern secularized world, or the twin
dimensions of faith and justice. The maximum running time for TIFF films is 20 minutes.

In addition to cash prizes, the Festival will be presenting an Audience Award, and “The Fidel Goetz Emerging Film Maker Award” recognizing the best film by
young film makers who do not have access to professional equipment.

If your film fits the festival, don't miss this chance to take your spiritual, illuminating, or religious film to Madrid...submit to The Inigo Film Festival today! www.tiffestival.org

Animator\2011 - CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!

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ANIMATOR \ 2011, 4th International Animated Film Festival Poznan 15 - 21 July 2011You can now submit your films for the 4th edition of the International Animated Film Competition with a GRAND PRIX of 60 000 PLN /ca. 14.000 Euros/!The entry form and regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.com...

Intergalactic Combat

Director: Ray Brady.

Pilot movie to get you movie properly developed & budgeted with name actors. Iow-budget movie "Intergalactic Combat", a sci-fi, martial-arts, action film. I hope to attract a proper budget for, even to develop it into a global franchised kids/teen TV series.

Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

 

 

The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival invites you to enjoy screenings of what we believe to be the best new feature films, documentaries, shorts and videos by filmmakers who posses an independent vision and operate to create innovative work outside the studio system. We honor these filmmakers with awards of merit and screenings at our Film Festival each December in Hollywood, CA. The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival celebrates independent and international filmmaking from students to seasoned professionals and of any size budget under 5 million USD and as long as the film has been made in the last three years and has no significant American distribution.

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