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€20m boost to Dutch film industry to attract international productions

In a measure designed to boost the Netherlands’ attractiveness to international filmmakers, the Dutch Cabinet yesterday announced the allocation of an extra €20m to the Dutch film industry, starting 2014. The additional incentive follows a parliamentary motion by MPs Bergkamp (D66) and Monasch (PvdA) that called for a study into the effectiveness of film measures already in place across numerous other territories, designed to attract inward investment from the international film com...

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AFM will welcome more than one hundred distributors, producers and executives from more than fifty companies from Mainland China

  The 2013 American Film Market will welcome more than one hundred distributors, producers and executives from more than fifty companies across all disciplines of the film industry from mainland China. Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director of the American Film Market and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.   Chinese companies attending the American Film Market include:   Airmedia Group; Beijing Asian Union Cult...

Young producers - a serious play

  The first day of the workshops for young producers has just ended. The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the discussion on the topic of the connections between theoreticians and the persons that create films. These often hard relations were discussed by Marcin Adamczyk – off filmmaker in the 90s, author of the book “Globalne Hollywood, filmowa Europa i polskie kino po 1989 roku” (Global Holywood, Cinematic Europe and Polish Cin...

Christine Vachon to receive Indie Star Award from Wrocław's American Film Festival

Indie Star Award is given annually at the American Film Festival in Wrocław, Poland to established independent US filmmakers to serve as signposts to new emerging talent. The first two awardees were directors Todd Solondz and Jerry Schatzberg. At this year's event (22-27 Oct 2013), the Award will be given to Christine Vachon, producer and co-founder of the cult production company Killer Films, who has been called the "godmother to the politically committed film". Among Vachon...

Film Commissions

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Film Commissions, U.S. Alabama Alabama Film Office Website: http://www.alabamafilm.org/ E-Mail: film.office@ado.alabama.gov Alaska Alaska Film Program Website: http://www.alaskafilm.org/ E-Mail: alaskafilm@commerce.state.ak.us Arizona Film in Arizona Dept. of Commerce Website: http://www.azcommerce.com/Film/ E-Mail: octavial@azcommerce.com Arkansas Arkansas Economic Development Commission – Film Website: http://www.1800arkansa...

Nicolas Gonda will deliver the Keynote Address at the American Film Market’s Marketing Conference

Nicolas Gonda, Producer and Co-Founder of Tugg Inc, will deliver the Keynote Address at the American Film Market’s Marketing Conference on Monday, November 11th.  The 2013 American Film Market (AFM), the world’s largest motion-picture trade show, takes place November 6th – 13th in Santa Monica.   As a producer, Gonda has worked with Terrence Malick on The Tree of Life and To the Wonder.  He has several projects in various stages of production, which include p...

Winning projects of the Netherlands Production Platform announced

Today the Netherlands Film Festival announced the winning projects of the Netherlands Production Platform, the coproduction market for European film projects that are presented to a select group of film professionals and potential film financiers. The aim of the Platform is to launch these projects by encouraging networking and collaboration among relevant representatives in the film industry. A selection was made from over 80 submissions and includes 23 projects from 15 different countries. ...

US in Progress Wrocław gathers American independent filmmakers and European buyers for 2 days

Six projects selected for this year’s US in Progress Wrocław US in Progress Wrocław is a two-day works-in-progress event targeted at American independent filmmakers and European buyers. It presents independent US films in final production stages to European buyers, post-production houses and festivals in order to help them achieve completion and to foster the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe. The two days of exclusive screenings (behind closed doors, for...

Take Center stage at AFM : reach our audience, film Buyers and attendees

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AFM is just around the corner November 6 - 13 We trust you will enjoy The AFM Dailies and hope to contribute to your success. Email us if you want to be  featured and promoted. Check this link  for press release distribution service  to 12 000 fim media, 5.000 buyers and other film profesionals from the festival circuit. (159 112 film pros contacts)  AFM DAILIES AFM 2013 Producers Forum The AFM Producers Forum is a new program, exclusively for experienced...

IFTA new Executive Committee and Board of Directors

    The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has elected its new Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The elections held today were part of IFTA’s annual member meeting, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City and concurrently via telephone at the British Screen Advisory Council in London. The Alliance’s 2013-2014 Executive Committee will be headed by IFTA Chairperson Paul Hertzberg (CineTel Films, Inc), who was elected for a second term....

2013 AFM Conference Series

  The AFM Conference Series gives attendees tremendous knowledge, insight, access, value and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts who all converge annually at the AFM. The AFM Conference Series will take place Friday Nov. 8 – Tuesday Nov. 12, from 9:15am – 12:45pm daily and will include Conferences on Finance, Pitching, Production, Marketing and Distribution. From treatment to screen, ...

Get One in the Can - Don’t Just Go for an “Opus” Project!

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In order to help you get ready for the American Film Market & Conferences 2013, we will be sending out several emails leading up to event, which cover key facets of the filmmaking process and share thought-provoking stories.   We hope you enjoy this personal story from Christina Marie, producer, filmmaker and AFM attendee. Get One in the Can - Don’t Just Go for an “Opus” Project! After attending my first AFM last year, I was very inspired to shift gears in how I th...

Produire au Sud seminar edition at Festival des Trois Continents

The Produire au Sud and Festival of the 3 Continents teams are happy to announce the selection of the feature film projects for its 13th Produire au Sud seminar edition. The seminar will held from November 18th to 24th, 2013 in Nantes. BANGLADESH Silence of the Seashell directed by Kamar Ahmad Simon produced by Sara Afreen CHILE In the Shade of the Trees directed by Matias Rojas Valencia produced by Giancarlo Nasi HAITI Carmen directed by Pierre Lucson Bellegarde...

Molodist Boat Meeting (24-25 October 2013 ) international co-production market, and the presentation of feature film projects

BOAT MEETING 2013     Boat Meeting (24-25 October 2013 ) is  a two-day event that combines international co-production market, and the presentation of feature film projects. It’s purpose is to let ambitious and promising filmmakers present their first full-length feature film projects to the audience. Mandatory requirement – the first or second feature film for the director.   For the participation in the Boat Meeting will be selected 10 p...

Panels Announced for the Film Independent Forum, October 25-27

  From looking at breakthrough narrative features and acclaimed docs to entering the world of non-traditional formats (webseries! video games! strategic distribution models!), the Film Independent Forum will be the one place to anticipate what's needed for your project to stay ahead of the curve when strategizing your financing, distribution and marketing plans. Panels this year will include:   On Financing • ...

Venice 2013 Industry Market program and delegates

The Venice Film Market of the 70th Venice International Film Festival will be located at the first floor of the Excelsior Hotel of the Lido di Venezia and it will join and reinforce the Industry Office, which in turn will continue to function as it has in past years throughout the entire Venice Film Festival, offering many services to the guests (Booking for Industry Services no later than August 2nd, 2013 ). The Venice Film Market will offer a ...

Venice Wrap Statistics of the 70th Venice Film Festival

• New feature films in the Official selection 54, of which 52 world premieres, and 2 international premieres Divided as follows: Venezia 70 20, 19 of which world premieres, and 1 international premiere Out of Competition 17, 16 of which world premieres, and 1 international premiere (+ 4 short/medium-length features)  Orizzonti  17, all world premieres • Orizzonti – Short films 14, all world premieres • Ve...

First School of Film Agents (SOFA) successfully completed

    After ten days of tweaking the concepts and budgets of their dream projects the participants of the first School of Film Agents (SOFA) presented their work results to industry figures and the audience in Poland's largest Art-house-Cinema Nowe Horyzonty on August 29, 2013. The new workshop initiative for committed film agents from Middle and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Germany found its ceremonial ending. Experts and participants were delighted by the group dynamics an...

The minutes of the Observatory’s annual workshop : Film and Internet – Best Friends with Benefits?

IndieFlix CEO, Scilla Andreen, "The future is now and It's time filmmakers start making real money!" Indieflix.com FilmFestivals.com and The Observatory bring you the video transcript of the panel and it's introduction     FILM AND INTERNET -  Best friends with benefits?  The panel was held Saturday 18th of May, 2013 11:00 – 13:00   Salon des Ambassadeurs, 4th floor, Palais des Festival...

Calls for New Filmmaking and Acting Talent at the New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy has been in operation for over 20 years, teaching a variety of creative fields at locations through the world . Although some subjects are best learned through years of textbook study, the art of filmmaking is not one of them. For a filmmaker or actor to truly master their craft, there’s no substitute for experiential learning. At the New York Film Academy, we pride ourselves on making sure student get as much hands-on experience as possible under the ...

The Conferences Program for the Montreal World Fest 2013

The conferences are held at the HYatt Regency Montreal Hotel, Salon Soprano A, level 4. The hotel is located in the Complexe Desjardins in the heart of downtown Montreal. Monday, August 25 Distribution in this electronic age -2:30pm - 4:30pm LA DISTRIBUTION À L'ÈRE DE L'ÉLECTRONIQUE LUNDI, LE 26 AOÛT 2013 14h30 - 16h30 HOTEL HYATT REGENCY MONTRÉAL SALON SOPRANO, 4ème niveau COMPLEXE DESJARDINS LES PA...

Some foreign cineastes and film professionals blocked from coming to the Montreal World Film due to consulates on strike

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  Monday August 19, 2013   The World Film Festival is an important artistic rendezvous for filmmakers and it is equally important for film industry people attending the Festival and Film Market for professional reasons. Numerous foreign movie people come to Montreal annually to attend screenings of their short or feature films. They are also eager to meet festivalgoers and colleagues in formal or informal events. Unfortunately, employees of many Canadian consulates and embassies ...

Masterclass with Douglas Trumbull and Werner Herzog Locarno August 16

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  Additional Screenings 15 August 2013, 14:30, Rialto 2 Short Term 12, by Destin Cretton, Concorso internazionale 16 August 2013, 09:00, Rialto 1 Une autre vie, by Emmanuel Mouret, Concorso internazionale 16 August 2013, 16:45, Rialto 3 Sahe, by Ilgar Safat, Open Doors 16 August 2013, 19:00, Rialto 2 Feuchtgebiete (Wetlands), by David Wnendt, Concorso internazionale Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 15 August 2013, 09:00, Concorso internazionale Educa&c...

A Sunday in the country: informal encounters in Serbia and Poland

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Another two editions of the EFA initiative A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY are coming up: this informal weekend encounter brings together a group of young film professionals with a few EFA Members for film screenings, discussions and an exchange of ideas and experiences.  In co-operation with the European Film Festival Palić and Art & Popcorn Motion Picture Company, and supported by the Medienboard Berlin - Brandenburg and the Serbian Ministry of Culture, one edition will  bring young fi...
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