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Newsletter 321, June 28 2007

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

 

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Los Angeles Film Festival Video Dailies from Lisa Murray

LA Film Festival Event: Behind the Curtain With ILM, A Talk With Dennis Muren
LA Film Festival: Centerpiece Screening of Joshua at the National
My favorite star sighting of all time... Transformers!!
The Festival Atmosphere
LA Film Festival: Film Financing Conference
Film Independent's Diversity Expo - 6/22/07
LA Film Festival: Opening Night Gala! 6/21/07
LAFF Opening Night Screening & Gala!
Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Los Angeles Film Festival full line up

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AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

Golden Trailer awards
Moondance Finalists announced
Sounds of Sand clear winner at Film Festival Emden Awards
Duke City Shootout Announces 2007 Script Winners
Hamburg International Short Film Festival Awards

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FESTIVAL NEWS
Festroia Dailies
Los angeles Festival coverage and Silverdocs dailies
and watch out for Ischia Coverage
Encounters South African International Documentary Festival
Film Independent's Diversity Expo in LA
Get ready for Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival
DOK Leipzig celebrates its 50th anniversary
Best Film Fest III is this Sunday,
Rome (Georgia) Film Festival prepares 4th edition (not Rome Italy)
Australian Docu Conference returns to Perth
Melbourne Film Fest will open with Sicko and close with his Is England
Inaugural Phuket, International Film Festival
Line up for the New York International Latino Film Fest
Festival summit announces the IFFS Excellence Awards
"market of ideas" at Ischia Global Film & Music Fest
HD Expo ends on high (digital) note in Chicago

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Registration has opened for GREENHOUSE – a development programme aimed at Mediterranean documentary film makers, targeting filmmakers from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco, Syria, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey. Submission Deadline is July 15th
Apply online


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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Oliver Stone and Dario Argento to be honoured at Next Ischia Global
New Director for The High Falls Film Festival
Filmmaker Lisa Murray covers LA Fest on her fest21.com blog
Mark Mahon will be a presenter at the Action on Film Festival Award
San Sebastian homage to Philippe Garrel
Actor Bill Duke to Receive 2007 Action On Film Lifetime Award

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THE NEWS " IN FRENCH " l'actu des festivals francophones
Nous recherchons encore quelques filmmakers/bloggers cannois
LA COUVERTURE DE CANNES SUR
http://croisette.fest21.com

ET...
Au programme du festival de La Rochelle
Cognac a rendu ses prix
Films sous les étoiles au domaine national de Saint-Cloud
Le palmarès du Festival D'Avignon
rétrospective à l’œuvre de Philippe Garrel à san Sebastian
Nouveau Salon de La 3D : Dimension 3 expo pari réussi à Chalons
Hommage du Festival de Locarno et Cinecittà aux divas du cinéma Italien
la CST et XDC ont supervisé les projections digitales de Cannes
Hommages et projections des films primés du Fespaco
Les Nuits de la Caravane du Cinéma Euro-Arabe à l IMA
Dimension 3 fédère les communautés concernées par le développement du relief


ASPIRING FEST REPORTERS & BLOGGERS WANTED
Share your Festival experiences with us: OPEN YOUR BLOG AND PUBLISH ON OUR FREE PLATFORM.
Become a filmfestival reporter and ambassador and open your own blog on www.fest21.com

FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

More Documentary Reviews and Film Noir Previews
80 fantastic films at Neuchâtel (open air too)
DTS reveals at Cinema Expo it's Content Management System
Popwhore a New American Dream to screen at NYIIFVF
Celebrating Latino Community Leaders in San Diego!
Hallam Foe will open the Edinburgh Film Festival
Fandango Moviegoers Pick the “Top Tens” of Summer
ITN Distribution screens The Last Request & Johnny 316 at Drake Fest
Moliere closes out Seattle in a blaze of Glory
Meaningful Documentaries at DIFF 2007
Brussels European Film Festival
PR campaign for "An Inconvenient Truth" voted best campaign
HellBoy2 starts shooting in Hungarian studios

D-CINEMA NEWS

French 3D cinema is awakening…
Disney's 'Meet The Robinsons' Has Largest Digital 3-D Opening in History
Real time Stereo 3D at La Geode unveils Kheops secrets
Odeon to test 100% Digital in 2 UK complexes

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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

WRAP UP FROM CANNES
Check out the Cannes Blog Photo Gallery, Video Gallery

http://futureofcinema.fest21.com and on
Second Life "La Croisette": http://www.fest21.com/blog/secondlife
TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR TO CANNES ON SECOND LIFE: you are invited TELEPORT HERE

CALL FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
Filmmakers don't miss these ones!

CINEMA IN PARADISE: BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL December 6-13, 2007
join filmmakers and celebrities from around the world at the 4th edition.
The festival will entertain visitors with a diverse presentation of international films,
unusual cultural experiences and fantastic social events. Come and be a part of the fun!
SUBMIT ONLINE

ACTION ON FILM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL July 26 - 29, 2007
The Action on Film Festival aims to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition. The Action On Film Festival offers cash, prizes and distribution to filmmakers from around the world. No other film festival offers filmmakers a better chance to be seen.
Apply online.

FANTASPORTO' 2008 CALL FOR ENTRIES
28th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Feb 29 - March 8,
Entries Close Dec 15 Running on 5 theatres screening 200 feature films each year with Massive press coverage 5000 clippings every year - Over 110,000 entries in past editions.contact: Mário Dorminsky (Director)
SUBMIT ONLINE

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS Aug. 23 – 29, 2007
The 13th annual edition of the event will present more than 350 new short films from 40 countries, with 300 young filmmakers attending the event in the week-long celebration of the short film art form, which encompasses special events and showcases, and a program of seminars, master classes and panel discussions featuring industry professionals and experts in the short film field. 20 cash awards will be presented in eight competitive categories - over $70,000 in cash, film stock and production services will be awarded!
Call for Entries - Final deadline: May 31, 2007
SUBMIT ONLINE

FUNCHAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - MADEIRA ISLANDS November, 2 - 10, 2007
The Festival is sponsored by the Regional Government of Madeira to promote the films and various events around them, as well as to promote Madeira Islands and the capital city of Funchal. The Festival's main category is the "Atlantic Films Official Section", a competitive section for feature films produced or co-produced by participants from the ATLANTIC countries.
SUBMIT ONLINE


SHORT FILM CORNER CANNES FILM FESTIVAL MAY 16-26, 2007
The Festival de Cannes welcomes your to the Short Film Corner. This unique meeting place lets you present your short film at Cannes and meet professionals from all over the world.

TAHOE/RENO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (T-RIFF) Oct 24 - 28, 2007
Screen your Masterpiece at our International Treasure "Lake Tahoe."
T-RIFF is a 5-day exploration of discovery through a rare and diverse specturm of films including socially relevent contributions.
Call for Films & Short Scripts: Final Deadline for both: May 31, 2007
Script Competition: $40,000. Winner's script produced into a digital film & screened at the Festival.
SUBMIT ONLINE

AFRICA WORLD FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS October 20th--24th, 2007 :
The Africa World Festival of Documentary Films will unfold at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Three documentaries will be awarded bythe AWFDF committee as furthering understanding and contributing significantly to knowledge of the African World.
The festival is currently accepting submissions
till june 30
Call for entries

ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
Also see the news on the Festival for Documentaries and Narrative Movies.
Awards information and call for entries

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linked to your online Call for Entries on our Bulletin Board.
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for a detailed proposition
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