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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...

Stoptrik IFF 2012 --> truly international dimension

from www.zavod-iskra.org/stoptrik:         Oct. 9th, Stoptrik IFF 2012, international film festival devoted exclusively to stop motion animation, ended last Sunday. Let us summarize the unique festival month: 07. – 09. 09. 2012 MARIBOR On Friday our audience met with Igor Prassel, director of Animateka (Ljubljana) and curator of special Stoptrik's selection “ex-YU 2002 &nda

Fountainhead e-Letter, Berlin/Germany

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FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Theatre e - Letter December 2012 . Berlin.Germany www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com IN THIS EDITION XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013 Entry Form Information - SUBMISSION DEADLINE:...

THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2012 the ceremony

      The 25th European Film Awards Ceremony THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Marion Döring, Peter Busuttil picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Wim Wenders picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Anke Engelke, host picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2012 - Prix EURIMAGES: Helena Danielsson, Sweden picture: EFA / Rene Rossigna...

Malta 2012 the streets of Valletta & European Film Awards 2012

    The 25th European Film Awards Ceremony THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Marion Döring, Peter Busuttil picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Wim Wenders picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Anke Engelke, host picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2012 - Prix EURIMAGES: Helena Danielsson, Sweden picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud ...

2012 MsFF Winners: And the Winners Are..

  Narrative Interview - Sebastian Marka - Germany   Local Aurora - Sara Werner - USA     Animation Abuelas - Afarin Eghbal - United Kingdom   Music Video Daniel Bedingfield - Secret Fear - Daniel Bedingfield - USA   Documentary El Último Hielero - Sandy Patch -   Experimental Matta - Release the Freq - Kim Holm - Norway   Environmental The Last Orangutans -  Mark Samuels - USA   Overall El Último Hielero - ...

SHOOTING STARS 2013 selected

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2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “Every great film starts with an idea, and it is a testament to artists that they continually find new ideas, new stories, new points of view and...

Love, Amour takes home the 4 best prizes at the 25th European Film Awards

                                The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR France / Germany / Austria, 127 min written & directed by Michael Haneke produced by Margaret Menegoz, Stefan ...

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2013

      Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

 is all about encouraging and supporting independent film
 and cinema here in Wales the UK and Internationally.
 The festival is and will always be, a champion of independent  film!

Our is motto ‘This festival is honest’

In April 2012 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival was founded by Kelvin Guy.
The festival was held for the first time in Llanelli,Carmarthenshire,the home town of Wales' very first Hollywood film Gareth Hughes. The festival is very much the champion of the independent film maker and cinema in the UK! Carmarthen Bay Film Festival was one of the first festivals to sign up to UFFO code of conduct. Which basically means it's an open and ethical one! The festival also has a committee/board AND an independent panel of judges which is overseen by Kelvin as it's CEO

  Festival Board/Committee

  Kelvin Guy Festival Founder and CEO.
  Wynford Ellis Owen Festival President.
  Tyrone D Murphy Executive Director.
  Iwan Rees Festival Director.
  Robert Lloyd Press Officer.
                   

 Judges confirmed for 2013

  Wynford Ellis Owen
  Tyrone D Murphy
  Iwan Rees
  Gary Slaymaker
  Jon Tregenna
  Catherine Tregenna
 
Submissions & Categories Cyflwyniadau & Categoriau

Entry Criteria
Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2010
Festival Categories

Feature (OVER 60 MINS)
Documentary Feature (OVER 60 MINS)
Sci-Fi / Horror Feature(OVER 60 MINS)
Foreign Language Feature(OVER 60 MINS)
Welsh language Feature (OVER 60 MINS)
Welsh Language Short Film
Foreign Language Short
Short Documentary
Short Film
Animated Short
Experimental Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Music Video

Formats accepted for film

DVD region 1 and 2 ntsc/pal
Three copies of your film are required

Submission Fees
Early Bird £10(until December 2012)
General Submission £20.00
Student £10.00

 This is what one of the many film makers that attend our first festival had to say!

"I was utterly thrilled to be involved with Carmarthen Bay's first ever film festival. It was obvious from the whole set-up that the organisers had worked hard to bring not only experienced and new filmmakers together, but also the whole community. I believe that this festival has been a breath of fresh air for We

st Wales and a great opportunity for Welsh filmmakers to stand on the same platform as the rest of the UK's talent in showcasing their work. I sincerely hope that this festival will grow and grow to highlight national as well as international talent right on our doorstep here in Wales. Thank you so much for your support with both my short films!"
Llinos Griffin

 

ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY / DISTINGUISHED RUSSIAN DIRECTOR / WRAPS HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY YEAR WITH A BANG

-OFFICIAL DDA PRESS RELEASE- ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY / DISTINGUISHED RUSSIAN DIRECTOR / WRAPS HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY YEAR WITH A BANG   The celebrations concluded in style as award-winning film and theatre director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY wrapped his UK retrospective tour on November 21. A popular screening of his multi-award-winning Uncle Vanya at Warwick Arts Centre marked the final stop in a year-long series of international events and screenings which have taken place across Russia, Slovakia, B...

Andrei Konchalovsky wrapped in the UK his international year long retrospective tour

The celebrations concluded in style as award-winning film and theatre director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY wrapped his UK retrospective tour on November 21. A popular screening of his multi-award-winning Uncle Vanya at Warwick Arts Centre marked the final stop in a year-long series of international events and screenings which have taken place across Russia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Montreal, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid and Cannes to celebrate his 75th birthday. The UK retrospective also witnessed ...

FIPRESCI Awards at the festivals of Mar del Plata, Carthage, Athens, Taipei, Gijón

Mar del Plata (Argentina, Festival Internacional de Cine, November 17-25, 2012). Prize: "The Towrope" (La sirga) by William Vega (first feature) (Colombia, México, France, 2012), presented in the Latin American Competition. Jury: Ziva Emersic, Slovenia ("Radio and TV Slovenija"), Rodrigo Portales, Peru ("El Peruano"), Nazareno Brega, Argentina ("Terra Argentina"). Print Source: Cineplex - Elba McAllister, Diagonal 79 Bis N° 29C - 24, Bogot&aac...

Critics Prizes at the festivals of Cottbus, Thessaloniki, Geneva, Leipzig, Vienna

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Cottbus (Germany, Festival of East European Cinema, November 6-11, 2012). Prize: "Kolka Cool" (Kolka Cool) by Juris Poskus (Latvia, 2011), shown in the feature film competition. Motivation: "The FIPRESCI award goes to "Kolka Cool" for its poetic portrait of the ennui of young people in provincial Latvia." Jury: Alison Frank, UK ("The Moving Arts Film Journal"), Tomislav Sakic, Croatia ("Hrvatski Filmski Ljetopis"), Jennifer Borrmann, Germany (&...

New York 9th Sikh International Film Festival 2012, (SIFF)

With its program reduced to one day due to hurricane Sandy, the Sikh Art & Film Foundation presented 15 productions on November 3rd at the Asia society including several short films and documentaries which had their US or world premiere . In spite of New York’s transportation problems the late afternoon and evening screenings enjoyed a full house. Though India has a thriving domestic   and Diaspora film industry, comparatively few productions are made which are either aimed...

53rd TIFF Awards

  -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: The awards (11/10/2012) THE AWARDS The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of: Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece Bestows: THE AW...

53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

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 The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece     THE AWARDS     Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander ...

Top Bollywood director Yash Chopra "the king of romance" passes away at eighty

by Alex Farba-Deleon     The dean of Indian film directors, Yash Chopra, passed away on October 21 at the age of eighty. Yash Chopra was not just another Bollywood director --he was one of the world's top craftsman of the seventh art although he always crafted his films to suit the taste of the Indian audience, which is the main reason he remains practically unknown in the West.   In Asia where Bollywood films are far better known than here Chopra was honored ...

53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012

  53rd TIFF LINE-UP, JURIES & PARALLEL EVENTS This year’s 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off this Friday, November 2nd.   INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY: Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece...

Teatro Amazonas all set for the opening of the Amazonas Film Festival 9th edition

                            The Amazonas Theatre was built during the Belle Époque at a time when fortunes were made in the rubber boom. Construction of the Amazon Theatre was first proposed in 1881 by a member of the local House of Representatives, Antonio Jose Fernandes Júnior, who envisioned a "jewel" in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. In 1882, the State legislature approved so...

Submissions 2013 Call For Entries...

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We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival are now open. The longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 67th edition. Over the years, the Festival has continued to bring UK audiences the most innovative and exciting films from around the world. EIFF’s successful 2012 edition reaffirmed the Festival’s commitment to artistic exploration in narrative, documentary, experimental and animated...

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

  List of winners The fourth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival was a great success.  We had a record number of people in attendance for both the screenings and the talks. And were thrilled to have such great guest speakers and high quality films from around the world.   We are proud to announce the official list of winners from the 2012 edition:   Category: Film professional Bydlo by Patrick Bouchard, Canada   Category: Film professional, un...

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

      List of winners   The fourth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival was a great success.  We had a record number of people in attendance for both the screenings and the talks. And were thrilled to have such great guest speakers and high quality films from around the world.   We are proud to announce the official list of winners from the 2012 edition:   Category: Film professional Bydlo by Patrick Bouchard, Canada   Categor...

Prizes of the International Film Critics at the Festivals of Valladolid, Warsaw, Abu Dhabi

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Valladolid (Spain, October 20–27, 2012). Prize: "The Fifth Season" (La cinquième saison) by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Belgium / Netherlands / France, 2012) and "Lapidation of Sain Etienne" (La lapidació de Sant Esteve) by Pere Vilè Barceló (Spain/France, 2012). Jury: Angelika Kettelhack, Germany ("Die Rheinpfalz"), Alexey Gusev, Russia ("Séance"), Joan Millaret, Spain ("Diari d'Igualada"). Print...

The BUFF Blog (October 2012)

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With the exception of an alluring red carpet, its' safe to say that BUFF has pretty much rolled out everything else in its power to deliver this year's annual showcase of British urban filmmaking of which, at the time of writing has been 1 week removed.  A showcase is of course nothing without the undoubted stars of the show - the filmmakers. It has been a blast this year with 3 UK premieres ("Sparkle", "12" and "Melvin"), 2 venues packed out to the r...
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