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Guests at Forum Future of Film Festivals 2012 Katowice Poland

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    „Future of film festivals - between the Local and the Global": Film Forum guests list   The Forum is parrt of Ars Independent, organized by Anita Skwara for the Festival. THE AGENDA    September 24th at Rondo Sztuki 10:00 - 10: 30 welcome speech Introduction during which the managers will present goals and ideas of the Forum and intro-duce the attendees. "Authorial word&...

Site Update this Week : posting might still be difficult for a few more days

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Update this week : the Filmfestivals.com new web site is online. Everything went according to plan! Still testing everything...   The Filmfestivals.com site is being upgraded.    Any writing or modifying of info on the site will be blocked from this Tuesday September 25, 2012 at night to Wednesday September 26th in the evening. The site will be completely closed for a couple of hours on Wednesday.     We'll try to do this as quickly as possible to minimize dow...

2011 festival year is off and running in Palm Springs

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Opening just six days after New Years the Palm Springs Film Festival can probably lay claim to the honor of being the very first such festival of any size or significance on the annual international film festival calendar. For readers unfamiliar with the geography of Southern California, most of the lower part of the state is actually a desert and Palm Springs is a kind of extremely upscale oasis in the middle of this desert, a hundred miles away from Los Angeles and halfway to more desert over ...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Fest21 Exclusive Fest Director Wine Tasting!

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                                Bruno Chatelin and Malo Girod de l'Ain   Thursday night, may 19th Festivals Directors wine tasting from the Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes presented by Xomo and filmfestivals.com in partnership with Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival and Spa des Stars was a major success!...

NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars  May ...

Download your Cannes iPhone application now and follow our videos, dailies...

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The festival opens tomorrow it is time for you to watch it for FREE on your iPhone, download the 2010 Festival de Cannes Fan Guide App called "CannesFilm". - in English and French - Find out what's on near you during the Festival- Watch videos and read blog posts from the red carpet brought to you by fest21.com and filmfestivals.com team of 15 contributors- View and submit photos from your phone to appear on our website- Facebook and Twitter integration- Browse upcom...

NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next t...

NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next to Gray d'Albion) May 19th 7: 30 -9:00 CALLING ALL FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS ATTENDING CANNES...

The latest edition of Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide

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The fourth edition of Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide is finally in stores! Well, what's inside? Everything you need to know to submit your film to a festival, from Sundance to the Finland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Invaluable, guerilla tips and tricks for marketing, selling and distributing an indie film Candid interviews with top festival filmmakers Full listings and contact information for more than 1,000 film festivals, plus in-depth analysis of the Big Ten ...

New edition of Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide

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The fourth edition of Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide is finally in stores!Well, what’s inside? • Everything you need to know to submit your film to a festival, from Sundance to the Finland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival• Invaluable, guerilla tips and tricks for marketing, selling and distributing an indie film• Candid interviews with top festival filmmakers• Full listings and contact information for more than 1,000 film festivals, plus in-depth analysis of the Big ...

Zoe Elton, Mill Valley Head of Programming Tells All

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I got to sit down with Zoe Elton, Director of Programming at The Mill Valley Film Festival 3 days before the close of this year's fest. She's been with the Festival since it's inception 32 years ago, when she sort of fell into the position at random. Previously she worked in England as a theatre director and writer. Check out our conversation below to see what she has to say about the video art community in the 80s, how documentary has changed, it feeling like a "vintage year" for film, and o...

A festival Wife final chapter revealed in Cannes

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Do not miss the final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife" which has just been published on fest21.com it will also be launched may 21st at 5.30 from Film France Pavillon in the International Village in Cannes...up in the air, with 12 balloons off croisette to a luck reader who will get to read the full version of the novel. Filmfestivals.com, the leading online source for global film festival news and resources, is posting the final chapter of "A Festival Wife...

Final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife"

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Do not miss the final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife" which has just been published on fest21.com it will also be launched may 21st at 5.30 from Film France Pavillon in the International Village in Cannes...up in the air, with 12 balloons off croisette to a luck reader who will get to read the full version of the novel. Filmfestivals.com, the leading online source for global film festival news and resources, is posting the final chapter of "A Festival Wife," a first novel by former ...

WINE AND SHINE IN CANNES with festival directors

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FILMFESTIVALS.COM and CINEUROPA.ORG TO HOST WINE TASTING COCKTAIL FOR FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS IN CANNES For the official launch of their new submissions and management tool , FestivalExpress Filmfestivals.com The online portal for global film festivals, news, and resources invites all festival organizers present at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for a wine tasting event which will be held at the Village International Espace Pantiero, May 21st from 5:30-7:00pm.  It will be on the joint bo...

A Festival Wife online novel by Rex Weiner marks 1000th reader

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Filmfestivals.com, the online source for global film festival news and resources, this week marked its 1000th reader logging onto “A Festival Wife,” a novel by former Variety reporter Rex Weiner serialized weekly on its website since March 25, 2009.The novel, a romantic thriller framed by the world of film markets and festivals, is illustrated by Nesta Morgan, is presented on the newly-launched Fest21 blog platform (www.fest21.com). A new chapter has appeared each week with the surprise endi...

NEWSLETTER N° 413: April 29, 2009

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            Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has now MERGED and MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update proce...

A festival Wife Chapter 6: 24-hour party people

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Henry Dean, veteran publicist, resists retirement by holding onto his PR job for the San Lorenzo Film Festival, where for twenty-eight years he has stayed at the Hotel Medici, maintaining a long-running affair with his beloved Leticia, one of the hotel's chamber maids. But Henry's job (and love affair) depends upon looking after the Festival's guest of honor - a cantankerous older film director who only needs a little press - and the task is proving more trouble than anticipated. Equally troubli...

NEWSLETTER N° 412: April 22, 2009

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              Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has now MERGED and MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, si...

NEWSLETTER N° 411: April 15, 2009

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            Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has now MERGED and MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, ...

NEWSLETTER N° 410: April 8, 2009

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This newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week     Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has just MERGED AND MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for f...

NEWSLETTER N° 409: April 3, 2009

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  Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week  Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has MERGED AND MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for festivals and opening of a major Film database for international filmmakers. New: FestivalExpr...

A festival Wife goes 2.0 read it first on fest21.com

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FILMFESTIVALS.COM TO PUBLISH FESTIVAL NOVEL IN WEEKLY SERIAL Web 2.0 Festival Novel "A Festival Wife" romantic thriller byex-Variety reporter Rex Weiner to appear online At http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/a_festival_wife Filmfestivals.com, the online source for global film festival news and resources, will serialize "A Festival Wife," a first novel by former Variety reporter Rex Weiner, in its weekly newsletter beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2009. The novel...

Blind Spot

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BLIND SPOT 12 minutes Directed by Anna Carin Anderson Produced by Sandra Harms FastTrack 2004 - 2005 winner   The synopsis A violent car accident, a woman, -Johanna survives but her husband and daughter die immediately. Johana represses everything and goes straight to her friend Cissi for dinner. When Cissi, through a phone call, gets to know what happened she tries to get Johanna to remember. A short film about friendship, honesty and to get your dreams destroye...

OuarLordz - Fasttrack Animation Winner

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Ouar Lordz 2 minutes Directed by Jean Paul Suau FastTrack winner 2004-2005 for best animation   The synopsis Two battle chiefs, Ouar Lordz are fighting against territory, using all kinds of means and weapons untill the moment when their madness destroys their own planet. An animation short film with a short and simple message. WATCH THE FILM   "To celebrate the 20th Irish and British Film Festival that took place in Cherbourg from 5th to...
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