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Promote your festival in the next eBlast to our filmmakers leaving march 26th

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The European Film Market 2014 - Benefits and Prospects

  Virtually each year similar criticisms of the European Film Market are articulated.  Thus the decline of must-have productions  is deplored,  the low level of business, the” lack of heat” (Screen International),  the costs of attending the EFM and  the timing of the market. Presumably, the EFM is too close to the important other important film markets, the American Film Market in November and the Cannes film market in May.  Undoubtedl...

Maui Film Festival 2014 - Calling for Entry

      After Reviewing all Rules & Regulations Please Click on the Withoutabox Link Below to Proceed    Submission Deadline All film submissions must be shipped prepaid and packed in proper containers postmarked no later than their respective deadlines. Details follow below for categories, methods and amount of payment(s).   Late Submission Entry:  Submissions postmarked AFTER February 15, 2014 and NO LATER ...

World Cinema Fund Day on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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The WCF invites all friends of the WCF, as well as international representatives of the trade and press to the WCF Day on February 12, 2014.   After welcoming words from Festival Director Dieter Kosslick, and WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno, Jorge Sánchez, director of the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía will present the IMCINE Award. This new prize will be awarded by IMCINE to all Mexican films that receive funding from the World Cinema Fund in the ...

Berlinale & EFM 2014: Mid Fest Signals are all Green

After getting off to an exuberant start with the opening film, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, the days that followed saw a superb line-up of stars: Bob Balaban, Christian Bale, Moritz Bleibtreu, Hugh Bonneville, Pierce Brosnan, Nick Cave, Toni Collette, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Brendan Gleeson, Jeff Goldblum, John Goodman, Hannah Herzsprung, Nick Hornby, Diane Kruger, Shia LaBeouf, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Aaron Paul...

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, calling for entries

Call For Entries: Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival Based in Schull, West Cork, Ireland is now looking for entries. Filmmakers from around  the world are invited to submit their short films of 15 minutes and under. The Festival will run for 5 days over the last weekend in May from Wednesday, 21st to Sunday 25th of May 2014. Submissions deadline date 3rd of March. This year to improve the submission process, you may enter either directly through the website at www...

Fund your next film through peer evaluation! We solve the problem of funding and finding a great script!

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We Fund Writers and Filmmakers! Writers judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers! Winning writer gets their script made by the winning filmmaker! The writer gets their script made and they get paid. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot it!   Very limited entries and everyone gets lots of coverage of their work!   The winning filmmaker wins $50,000 (Feature) or $25,000 (Short) to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives $20,000 (Feature) or $10,000 (Short) for th...

Whats the best Indie film Magazine?!

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Are there any film magazines that you subscribe too? Are they worth their cover prices?   ASC? Gurilla FIlmmaker magazine? Screenwriter? MovieMaker? Slate?     ...

Let us help fund your next Film!

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We Fund Writers and Filmmakers! Writers  judge filmmakers, filmmakers judge writers! Winning writer gets their script made by the winning filmmaker! The writer gets their script made and they get paid. The filmmaker gets funded to shoot it! Very limited entries and everyone gets lots of coverage of their work!   The winning filmmaker wins $50,000 (Feature) or $25,000 (Short) to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. WInning writer receives $20,000 (Feature) or $10,000 (Short) for thei...

Supporters, Promoters & Hosts: Sponsors of the 64th Berlinale Thank you Ma'm

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For the first time since 2007, the Berlinale is again being sponsored by four principal partners. Our new automobile partner, AUDI, as well as our long-standing partners, L’ORÉAL PARiS, TESIRO and ZDF, have all signed agreements until 2016.   The Berlinale is also happy to welcome a number of other new partners this year: Canada Goose, experts for extreme weather outerwear; EMC², a US-American hard- and software manufacturer, as well as König Pilsener, the Festival&...

Focusing on how to successfully push storytelling and create compelling films, over 120 experts will join the 300 film pros

Storytelling that expands your senses: Ade, Al Mansour, Begić, Côté, De Laurentiis, Gearty, Gerwig, Gondry, Grisoni, Heisenberg, Hoss, Jordan, Llosa, Luna, Navarro, Petzold, Porumboiu, Rădulescu, Schamus, Solomon, Stockhausen, Strickland, Thornton, and Vesth are among confirmed industry experts to share their experience with the world’s 300 most promising new film professionals   Focusing on how to successfully push storytelling and create compelling films, over 120...

Kinology announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

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Cinetic Media is handling the domestic rights to the film.    Kinology announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, which premiered on Sunday in the Next section at Sundance.  Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the film was produced by Sina Sayyah, Justin Begnaud and Say Ahh productions along with executive producers Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision, Logan Pictures, and Black Light District.  The film’s ...

Intandem Films changes trading name and adds new Digital Marketing Division

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Intandem Films, the London based international film group, is pleased to announce that following a planned strategic review it will trade as Intandem Media Group, which will have three operating divisions following the addition of a digital marketing division to complement its sales and distribution offerings.   The divisions: Manifest Film Sales Ltd Manifest Film Sales Ltd is the commercially and creatively minded international film sales division whose primary activities include sour...

2014 Sundance Film Festival: Make Your Voice Heard Panel video transcript Technology and Social Impact

The Internet's Own Boy (US Documentary Competition) and We Are the Giant (Documentary Premieres) tell the stories of individuals who have used technology and social media to bypass traditional barriers to communication, and who have impacted lives and created change worldwide in the process. Like these individuals, filmmakers today have the opportunity to share their films with a global audience, and create social impact using the same tools. Hear from filmmakers, activists, and industry e...

Sundance Institute Receives $5 Million Grant from Open Society Foundations

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  Support for Documentary Films Examining Contemporary Human Rights and Social Issues   Park City, UT — Innovative documentary films addressing some of the most important issues facing the world today received a boost with a $5 million grant to the Sundance Institute. Christopher Stone, president of the Open Society Foundations, announced the dollar-for-dollar matching grant at the Sundance Film Festival.   "My foundations have long supported arts and culture--es...

How do you fund short films?

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Really! Who is funding short films? Writers and FIlmmakers funds short films through competition. The prize of $25,000 is overkill, especially if you calculate the way the top 10 scripts are chosen (creativity %80, Easy to shoot (10%) and cost of shooting (%10). We love short films. LOVE them!   Check us out! We launch in about a month! www.writersandfilmmakers.com ...

Discover Cinando@Sundance Film Festival new features

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Cinando has created new features specifically to enhance your festival experience in Park City. Cinando@Sundance Film Festival provides Cinando members and Sundance accredited delegates with the necessary tool set, both online and offline, in order to help you operate a productive and efficient festival run.  From today take advantage of the entire film program, contact details of the Sundance Industry Office (SIO) delegates as well as the screening schedules for easy search and filtering...

Korean Cinema Trends in 2013

Spy Thrillers, Ensemble Casts and Wider Demographics    With 2013 winding down to a close, it’s time to look back at what made this past year the most successful in the history of Korean cinema. Following a record 2012, Korean films reached a new benchmark last month and total viewers to domestic films currently stand at 119.91 million, as of December 22nd. While a few films played a big part in the huge haul, such as Miracle in Cell No. 7, with ...

Lithuania and Estonia become individual member countries at EFP

  The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) have accepted the applications of the Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) and the Estonian Film Institute (EFI) to become individual members of EFP. Until now, the three Baltic film institutes had been represented in EFP through the umbrella organisation Baltic Films. It was recently decided that every country should be free to become an individual member of EFP. With the decision taken at the EF...

Cinema Verite is organised by DEFC (Documentary & Experimental Film Center)

  DEFC (Documentary and Experimental Film Center) is the main center for production, distribution and promotion of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films in the Middle East. During last years, we have produced and promoted also the first and second long feature films of young, talented cineastes, among them: “Bitter Dream” ( Mohsen Amir Yousefi) 2 prizes in Cannes 2004, quinzen des realisateurs and selected and won prizes in more than 40 international film fest...

Advertise your festival in the next eBlast to our filmmakers (leaving this Thursday).

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Blogging tips on filmfestivals.com

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Dear friends from thefilm and festival community  My name is Bruno Chatelin and I am the editor of filmfestivals.com (I can be reached if you need assistance at bruno@filmfestivals.com) I wanted to give you some information about the progress we are making here AND give you some publishing tips. The site growth is impressive and very promising. We have passed the 500 000 pages/month mark a year ago (viewed fom a qualified audience) Of course the figures are still lower than those o...

AFM Day 6 – Marketing Conference & Producers Forum November 11, 2013 Highlights

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    The American Film Market (AFM®) presented the Marketing Conference  by holding two sessions focused on Crowd Sourcing Your Audience and Demystifying Film Festivals. The first session, Crowd Sourcing Your Audience, discussed how successful producers are discovering the latest tools to building and activating a target audience by using social media to aggregate potential audiences before and during production. The keynote address was given by Nicholas Gonda (Tugg In...

David Selby Launches Film Production Company In West Virginia With Limited Stock Offering

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Veteran film, stage and television actor and native West Virginian, David Selby and a management team of three others have announced they are developing an equity based management investment fund to encourage film production in West Virginia.   West Virginia film producer Jeff Tinnell, of The Alleghany Image Factory, will act as CEO of the company. Joining the management team are film financing veteran John Michaels, production and financial structure specialist, and Lynne Schwabe, direct...
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