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Accepting entries for NYC Independent Film Festival

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We crossed our early bird submission dates for NYC Independent Film Festival and we are excited to announce that we received a lot of submissions before the year ended. For those who missed the early bird submission date, we are continuing to accept entries until May 31st. The judges are working really hard to review and score the submissions.    The festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indie screeni...

Sundance Juries

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 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

East Doc Platform

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  SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS from CENTRAL and EASTERN EUROPE East Doc Platform | Prague | March 4 – 10, 2013 | East European Forum, Doc Launch, East Silver Institute of Documentary Film calls for projects in development / production / post-production. Application deadline: December 1, 2012 ·         EAST EUROPEAN FORUM 5 day-workshop and public pitching. open for: 10 Central and East European projects in development and production fo...

It's a wrap!

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IT'S A WRAP! The 31st Vancouver International Film Festival is over for another year. A BIG thanks goes out to all of our fantastic volunteers, sponsors, staff and most of all, our  enthusiastic audiences.   As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. The 2012 VIFF presented over 380 films from 75 countries. There were innumerable successes at this year's festival. We’re particularly gr...

Tallinn Industry Days kicks off with an unprecedented line-up of Asian and North American professionals

  The top movers from Asian and American independent industry from producers to financiers, festivals and institutions are meeting up in Estonia on 26-28 November to boost their cooperation across continents, Estonia and North Eastern Europe. Multinational hits, Asian project markets, potential of genre biz, and crowd funding are tackled in a two day meet with a unique finance and matching program with local startup and risk capital leaders. Black Nights Film Festival in its 16th editi...

IFFS International Film Summit returns to Paris April 2 and 3, 2013

Last year was great fun at IFFS Paris, with exciting panels and prestigious panelists. Laurie Kirby, Bruno Chatelin co chair with Cannes Market Jérôme Paillard and Lionel Chouchann the man with 150 film festivals editions. We are gearing to a new edition in Paris next april 2 and 3.     Start planning now and ask for our partner prefered rate with a 50€ discount. See you all in Paris. Bruno Chatelin The IFFS  is the only annual conference & trade ...

Say Adios to Clichés and Hola to Mexico; kicking in Melbourne

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The el Tran (train) has left Mexico and after a successful tour through Los Angeles, it is now set to head around Australia, for the 7th annual Hola Mexico Film Festival this October and November.  The Festival combines the best of everything Mexican for a week of fun, film and food, as the Festival screens 11 feature films, 5 documentaries and one double header.    Jump on for the journey, as Hola Mexico travels to Melbourne (Oct 19 -28 ACMI Cinemas), then heads to Sydney (Oct...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival presents its Tallinn Industry Days 2012 (November 26 - 28, 2012)

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  Tallinn Industry Days boasts a line-up of Asian and North American professionals. The top movers from Asian and American independent industry from producers to financiers, festivals amd institutions are meeting up in Estonia this fall on 26 -28 November to boost their cooperation across continents, Estonia and North-Eastern Europe. Multinational hits, Asian project markets, potential genre biz, and crowd funding are tackled in a two day meet with an unique finance and matching program wi...

Interview with The New York Indian Film Festival executive director

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, the New York Indian Film Festival was the first festival  in the United States devoted to Indian films and has grown to be the  largest and most influential; helping to set up several other Indian Film festivals in the US. It is part of a comprehensive program in the arts offered by the New York based Indo-American Arts Council. As other specialty or niche festivals, the NYIFF has a unique programming profile devoted to features and documen...

ÉCU AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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 The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is North America’s most favoured 11 days for independent film. For 36 years, TIFF has provided an audience driven environment where independent filmmakers can premiere their work, and Canadian film has the opportunity to be presented on an international level. Film festivals and Canada were on my mind as I waited to have an interview with Manon Briand, a Quebecois director whose new feature film “Liverpool” was showing in TI...

Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

China Film Business Week at MWFF

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The Montreal World Film Festival is proud to announce the inaugural China Film Business Week at this year's 36th edition, August 23 – September 3, 2012. “The aim is to bring the burgeoning Chinese film industry on a permanent basis to North America,” explained MWFF president Serge Losique. “This is where the west will meet the east, where decision makers of the Chinese film industry will meet their western counterparts. All facets of the Chinese film industry will be i...

A word from Serge Losique President MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

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THE 36th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD FROM AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 2012.   Since its founding 36 years ago, the Montreal World Film Festival has remained faithful to its founding principles. The MWFF offers film lovers and professionals a rich program based on cultural diversity, innovation, independence and creativity. The success and international reputation of the Montreal World Film Festival are firmly linked to these principles and goals. ...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

Hostway VP Aaron Hollobaugh Chats with Aviva Press

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By Maria Esteves – July 3, 2012 The 10th International 2012 Cloud Computing Conference & Exposition commenced June 11-14, at Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase the latest technologies in IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), from migration to hosting to business applications to interoperations to enterprise architecture and security in the cloud. Hostway C...

JAPAN CUTS the New York Festival Contemporary Japanese Cinema

JAPAN CUTS
THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CINEMA

July 12-28, 2012


"North America's premiere showcase for Japanese film" (Firefox News), JAPAN CUTS is an inimitable platform for contemporary Japanese cinema, showing the diversity and vitality of one of the most exciting world cinemas, and ranging from refined, high-concept art house titles to popular and grindhouse genre movies. In its sixth consecutive year, JAPAN CUTS 2012 includes close to 40 titles screening from July 12 to 28, with 12 co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF, 11th edition), with which it forms a winning summer fest combination that shows 100 films annually.  As its centerpiece, this year’s edition of the festival will highlight the career of living Japanese film legend 
Koji Yakusho. Visit the website for information and to purchase tickets!

 

Thursday, July 12

6:30 - Asura

8:15 - Smuggler

 

Friday, July 13

6:30 - Hard Romanticker

8:40 - The Atrocity Exhibition (Let's Make the Teacher… + Big Gun + Henge)

 

Saturday, July 14

1:00 - Scabbard Samurai

3:15 - Tokyo Playboy Club

5:30 - Gyo

7:15 - Love Strikes! + Striking Love! JAPAN CUTS Opening Party!*

 

Sunday, July 15

1:30 - Ace Attorney

4:15 - Tormented

6:00 - Monsters Club*

8:00 - Chips

 

Tuesday, July 17

7:30 - Zombie Ass

 

Wednesday, July 18

7:30 - Girls for Keeps

 

Thursday, July 19

6:30 - Someday

8:30 - 9 Souls

 

Friday, July 20

7:00 - The Woodsman and the Rain, Centerpiece Gala Presentation*

 

Saturday, July 21

1:00 - Shall We Dance?

3:30 - Toad's Oil

6:00 - Chronicle of My Mother

8:20 - 13 Assassins*

11:00 - Cure

 

Sunday, July 22

1:00 - Love Strikes!

3:15 - No Man's Zone*

5:20 - About the Pink Sky

7:20 - Isn't Anyone Alive?

9:30 - Roadside Fugitive

 

Tuesday, July 24

7:00 - Rebirth

 

Wednesday, July 25

7:00 - Rent-a-Cat*

9:15 - Ushijima the Loan Shark

 

Tuesday, July 26

7:00 - Don't Stop! + DON'T STOP! JAPAN CUTS Party*

 

Friday, July 27

7:00 – Leonie*

 

Saturday, July 28

1:00 - A Gentle Rain Falls for Fukushima

3:00 - Women on the Edge

5:00 - Lonely Swallows

7:00 - The Brat!

9:00 - Space Battleship Yamato

 

*Director or actor introduction and/or Q&A!

2012 Palm Springs Short Fest announces Award Winners

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  2012 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST 
ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Monday, June 24th sees the close of the 2012 Palm Springs International Shortfest Film Festival. The festival was held from June 19-25th and screed 324 short filmsm bringing in shortfilm filmmakers from across the globe, including filmmakers Robert Elswit, Gus Van Sant and Oorlagh George, to honor their film at what is undisputedly the largest short film festival in North America. Shortfilm prize-winners were anno...

Industry elites discuss ‘Cinema of the Future’ at CFG-Barco’s digital film summit

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Beijing, China, 13 June 2012 – CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd. (CFG-Barco), a joint venture founded by Barco and China Film Group, today held its ‘Cinema of the Future – 2012 CFG-Barco Digital Film Summit’ in Suzhou. The summit showcased the ‘Cinema of the Future’, presenting Barco’s leading technologies and total solution for the digital cinema industry.   Over 130 experts in China’s film industry participated in the summit, discussing the concept of the ‘cinema ...

An Interview With Film Historian and John Ford Biographer Joseph McBride at the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium

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Eustace Street in the Temple Bar district of Dublin, home of the Irish Film Institute, has been a busy place this weekend, as the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium presented a variety of screenings, lectures and academic panel discussions devoted to the prolific Irish-American film director, whose influence continues to loom large, nearly 40 years after his passing.Afficionados of Ford's work have come from all over Ireland, continental Europe, North America and as far away as Australia...

"Three Sisters and Andrey" paved the way for my career

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Sebastian Leutner creates animated worlds, which combine reality and fiction. 34 y.o. VFX producer from German Pixomondo received an Oscar for his work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo in 2012. In 2008 Sebastian Leutner co-produced Boris Despodov and Andrey Paounov’s German-Bulgarian co-production Three Sisters and Andrey. The animation won many awards, including Jameson Award for Best Bulgarian Short at Sofia International Film Festival in 2009. Leutner is also among the co-producers o...

Simon Davidson: “To shoot during the night is very difficult ...”

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Mr. Davidson, how did the story of "The Odds" appear actually? Everything started from an article I read several years ago – about 17-year high school students in Singapore, infatuated with illegal betting (in their case: for the games of NBA) and about the problems one of the boys encountered thanks to his addicition... But the story is also connected with my own teenage years, when I was 17 or maybe even 16. I myself come from a small town in Western part of Canad...

Camerado SE Asia: New UK Co-Producer & Tax Deductions for 1970 Vietnam War-Era 'Freedom Deal'

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Hello Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters from Camerado producer Jason Rosette and the 'Freedom Deal' Feature Film Team in Cambodia: We are happy to share two New Important Developments regarding our SE Asian Vietnam War-era feature drama, 'Freedom Deal' (www.freedomdealmovie.com), taking place in Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 Cambodia incursion. 1) We now welcome onboard a talented, UK-based co-producer for the project, Alec Cheschi; Alec worked with us a few years ago when he ...

DEVO Founder Robert Lewis Advises 1970’s Cambodian-based Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film '

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 Legendary DEVO Rock Band Co-Founder Robert Lewis Advises Music and US Story Elements for 1970’s Cambodian Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Launching Pioneering International Crowd Funding Campaign Cambodian Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Counters Lack of Local Production Financing and Infrastructure With International Online ‘Crowd Funding’ Campaign, the First of its Kind for a Cambodia-Based Feature Film.  May 14, Phnom Penh Cambodia A ...

The New York Asian Film Festival returns (June 29 - July 15)

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The New York Asian Film Festival (June 29 - July 15) returns - and this year we’re bringing crazy back!   The opening night film is Pang Ho-cheung’s astonishingly filthy, extremely hilarious VULGARIA, a movie about making movies, shot in just 12 days, all about gangsters named Brother Tyrannosaur, sleazy lawyers, the sex film industry, and men who love donkeys a little too much. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “...laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy.” Pang himself, Hong Kong's hotte...

Cambodian Feature Film FREEDOM DEAL Fights Funding Challenges, Lack of Cinema Infrastructure | PR Log

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Cambodian Feature Film FREEDOM DEAL Fights Funding Challenges, Lack of Cinema InfrastructureCambodian Feature Film FREEDOM DEAL Fights Funding Challenges, Lack of Cinema Infrastructure, and Sluggish Global Economy to Reveal the Untold Story of the Secret 1970 US War in Cambodia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stern_Kid_NIxon_SoldierPRLog (Press Release) - May 03, 2012 - May 3, Phnom Penh Cambodia A group of  Khmer and Foreign filmmakers and artists, including a ...
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