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IDFA is deeply saddened to hear that Wouter Barendrecht, founder and co-chairman of international sales and production company Fortissimo Films, passed away suddenly at the age of 43.
The Jan Vrijman Fund has concluded the first selection round of 2009 with the selection of 21 new projects from amongst others Mali, Sri Lanka, Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Iran.
Arrested by the Iranian government in July 2008, filmmaker Mohammad Ehsani has been imprisoned for almost a year. Ehsani's award-winning documentaries deal with critical social issues in Iran.
The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century wrapped a 9 days event on March 22nd and awarded the following documentary filmmakers.
AUDIENCE AWARDS: Sponsored by the Hellenic Red Cross
The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film over 45' in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 4,000, goes to: BURMA VJ - REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY (BURMA VJ - REPORTER I ET LUKKET LAND) by Anders Hosbro Ostergaard, Denmark, 2008
The way I see it is this: had I known how the San Lorenzo Film Festival would end, I don't think I would have been there on opening night. My being there, while not the causative factor, was one of several factors that set in motion certain events that changed everything. I said this to the police when I was called in for questioning, knowing full well that I was one of the suspects in the murder of Count Rassi. Had I not been there, I confessed... But that was useless speculation. You see, fo...
THE EMMY- WINNING FILMMAKERS OF
HAVE LAUNCHED THE FIRST ANNUAL
CALIFORNIA ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
The International Jury, that will assign the prizes
for the different sections, is composed by the actresses Valentina Cervi and Sabrina Impacciatore, by Manetti Bros, directors appreciated by the young audience, Paul Zonderland, Director of the Italian Walt Disney Motion Pictures Studio, the producer Umberto Massa, the journalist Ahmad Rafat, the director Rachid Banhadj and the documentary
journalist Milena Kaneva.
Among the Italian long-movies we'll have Marco Carniti's "Sleeping...
The aim of the Granada Film Festival "Cines del Sur" ("Cinemas from the
South") is to disseminate and promote films made in the countries of
the so-called geopolitical south. Thus, the Festival will provide a
space for the meeting of both young filmmakers and established talents
from these countries, allowing for the screening of both new
productions and emblematic and historic works.
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The 2009 ITVFest – it is your chance to share your creativity and talent and the onlyplace to get your independent webseries and independently produced televisionpilots seen.
TheITVFest will accept submissions for the following categories:* Comedy* Drama*Alternative (reality, game show, etc.)*Documentary* WebSeries*Non-competitive pilots (commissioned, but unpurchased/unaired) EarlySubmission Deadline: April 23, 2009LateSubmission Deadline: May 1...
The Five Minute Five Dollar FilmFest is designed
to provide a niche for filmmakers exploring moving pictures as an
The Banff World Television Festival is the world's most important television content creation event and 2009 will mark the 30th anniversary of this annual forum of business and creative opportunities for those in television and new media.
Idiots and Angels Trailer by Bill Plympton
Best Film Fantasporto 2009 Official competition Fantastic
Other fest appearances
. Future Film Festival, Bologna, Italy, January 15-20, 2009
FURTHER ART BY CHANCE JURY REVEALED…
PATRICIA BECKMANN WELLS
Beckmann Wells studied cinema and animation at the University of
Southern California. After the graduation she worked at Philips Media
and Warner Digital as an animator. For many years she’s been working as
a manager in companies like Film Roman and DreamWorks as Head of
Training and Development and as chair of a new department at the
Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the author of three
The trio running the festival is busy answering journalists in the main lobby of Rivoli Theater. 8.30 Action kicks in, Series of great ads from sponsor, festival trailer, opening speech by Beatriz : crisis? what crisis...Lights out... Che in!
Che (The Argentine) - Opening film