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N° 380: September 10, 2008

AWARDS
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65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards
“1.€ for 1 minute” 2008: and the winners are...
Hot from Europe nominees for EFA

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

New York Film Festival will open with Cannes winner: The Class-
15 world premieres at next London Film Festival
Preview of The Montpellier Festival of Mediterranean Film
Aspen announces its line up of film & events
“Australia” on-line competition at the Stockholm Film Fest
Dinard tunes to british film again
Flake Premiere a success as LIGHTS go up in Jindy!
Latino filmmaking at Long Island Latino Film Fest
Santa Monica International Film Festival line up
Preview on IFP activitties
10th International Panorama of Independent Film & Video makers
Deauville opens without celebs
FIND Filmmaker Forum impressive line up of panels
Cross Media Challenge at Sheffield
The Calgary International Film Festival announced its film schedule
NY independent film and video festival announces its fall dates

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DAILIES ON FEST21.COM

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IFFS Europe, Palm Beach , The international Doc market at Thessaloniki, ECU, Miami - Cinequest -Fantasporto - Santa Barbara - Berlin - Park City - Tribeca Film Festival San Francisco - Sydney - Boston
Cannes
- La Croisette Cannes
- Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Menahem GOLAN Jury member of the Official Competition CAMERA 300
Blonde ambitions, Paris shows up at Toronto
EFA honorary awards to Dame Judi Dench and Dogma founders
Speakers for "BigBrainBoy's Mobile Media Summit
Golden Calf for Culture Award goes to Rutger Hauer
Israel Film Fest to award DeVito, Zwick and Winkler
Catherine Buresi named new Deputy Director of the European Film Market (EFM)
Adaptation Festival offers a Roddy Doyle retrospective on Screen
Austin Film Festival (AFF) will honor writer Greg Daniels
Kirk Douglas will award Ed Harris at Santa Barbara
Zurich Film Festival will offer a Costa-Gavras retrospective
Don LaFontaine King of Movie Trailers Dies
Festival comments by the Director of the 65th Mostra, Marco Müller
In memory of Youssef Chahine, from Venice
Carol Coombes (Miami G&L Fest) joins TLAVideo

FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS
Festivals calling for your films...
This week, this month..

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Aperçu du programme de Cinemed
Cinemed : Toute la Méditerranée, rien que la Méditerranée !
J-7 pour le festival Images’08
L'Autre Cinéma (Arras) va accueillir cette année John Boorman
Rentrée des films FIFDH de Paris avec Poussière de femmes
Montée d'Acid à Paris


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
MadCat Looks Back
Arnaud Desplechin wil open French Cinema Now in SF
”Newark Street Preachers” thought-provoking documentary explores ways to combat gang violence
Film in focus from Toronto: Every little step
Death Taxes...and chocolate to premiere at NYIIFVF
Calgary International Film Festival to open with Blindness
Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire wil close London Fest
Passchendaele, canadian epic to open Toronto Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival line up

D-CINEMA NEWS
350 systems commitments to date for Dolby(R) 3D
Interview with Lorenzo Branca on the VPF
Digitalization - challenge and threat
Women in Digital Cinema
The secret of Cinema 2.0

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Film Festival Tourism: a research on its rapid expansion
The previous articles provided the context for the growing film festival tourism phenomenon. In this last installment, more specific information is provided about the participants in festival tourism, the services provided by the few agencies in this new niche market, and the characteristics of the film festivals that would most likely benefit from film festival tourism.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

NEWS FROM CANNES
Check out the Cannes Blog Photo Gallery, Video Gallery Short Film Corner

CALL FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
Filmmakers don't miss these ones!
SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL October 25 - November 1, 2008
Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Featuring the best in independent and innovative film from around the world
http://www.scad.edu/filmfest/
Submit your film now

FILMSTOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 6 - 16 November 2008
FILMSTOCK in the UK is on the hunt once again to fill its programme with soulful shorts, features, and
documentaries. Open to all genres from anywhere in the world.
150+ films from 25+ countries will play alongside curated retrospectives,
themed nights and late night clandestine screenings. www.filmstock.co.uk
Deadline for entries was 16th Aug 2008...

ENGLISH RIVIERA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL September 25-28, 2008
We want your comedy shorts – and no, we’re not talking about the embarrassing pair of cartoon boxer shorts your mum bought you for Christmas. We are calling for submissions for the inaugural Eat My Shorts comedy film competition, which is being held as part of the International Comedy Film Festival.

MOVING PICTURES - Fall Contest
Moving Pictures Film Contest is a unique competition that provides independent filmmakers the possibility to have their work distributed around the world and attend various film markets for networking.
Regular Deadline: July 31, 2008. Extended deadline: August 30, 2008

AFRICA WORLD DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL February 5 - 8, 2009
Join us for the 2nd Africa World Documentary Film Festival in February 2009 in Saint Louis USA, in Europe, and the Caribbean. At our 2007 inaugural festival in Saint Louis USA and Lagos, Nigeria, over $5,000 in prizes was awarded. The festival and film makers presenting were highlighted on CNN’s Inside Africa.
At the 2nd AWDFF in 2009, we are awarding more prizes to Film makers, along with viewing of your work on three continents under the banner of one festival. Look out for more and join us at the 2nd AWDFF around the globe!

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FUNCHAL FILM FESTIVAL November 7-15, 2008 Funchal, Madeira
The Festival’s main category is the International Official Competitive Section for 35mm features and will offer an outlook of present world cinema and explore new trends in the art of film.Official Competitive Section for fiction features will compete for the “Silver Caravel” Award.
Other awards are: Screenwriter, actress and actor, special Jury award and Audience award.


RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL October 1-12, 2008 London, England
Submit to the Largest Independent Film Festival in the UK
We screen films of all shapes, genres and sizes and have a soft spot for first time filmmakers.

ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
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