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Newsletter 323, July 10th 2007

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

 

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Ischia Global Fest Dailies from Bruno Chatelin

Stephen Frears & Visconti to be honored in Ischia
Ischia Global Fest is the world event of the summer says Paul Haggis
July 10 honor to Pavarotti at Ischia fest
Julio Iglesias receives the Ischia Music Legend Award
Ischia Fest honor awards 2007
Ben Kingsley and Giuseppe Tornatore to be honored at Ischia fest
Hilary Swank to attend Ischia Festival
Alejandro González Iñárritu to attend the ”Social Cinema Forum”
Little Miss Sunshine will receive the Ischia Family Award
Laura Pausini and Sheryl Crow have won the Ischia Music Award 2007
Ioan Gruffudd, heroe of The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, to be honoured at Ischia
Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award
Ischia Fest looks towards Brazil
Ischia, Italy Global Film and Music Fest 2007
French actress Clotilde Coureau is announced as the Ischia festival’s ‘Godmother’
Oliver Stone and Dario Argento will receive the Ischia Legend Award
Regina Isabella (5*L) to host the Ischia Festival

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AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more
Durban International Film Festival Awards
Neufchatel NIFFF achieves record attendance (17 000)
SXSWclick Finalists Announced,
Ischia honor awards

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FESTIVAL NEWS
Watch out for Ischia Coverage
More Los angeles Festival coverage on fest21.com

Fantasia festival highlights
Le HD Film Festival au Gaumont Marignan-Champs Elysées
Inaugural Cancun International Film Festival
Britdocs films unveiled
Strong points in 2007 Montpellier Festival
Karlovy Vary gives its prizes
Rural Route fest ready to celebrate 5th anniversary in NY
Venezia Digitale, 3 and 4 September, the new Convergence Arena
Summer is Magic at the Ford Amphitheater

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
TURKS & CAICOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL October 16 - 21, 2007
The Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) is dedicated to featuring films from all over the world that celebrate the fusion of cinema and music through content, character, theme or score/ soundtrack. Best of luck to all Filmmakers who will submit film to the festival ! Regular Submission deadline is July 17th, lLate registrations is August 17, 2007
SUBMIT ONLINE
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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Philadelphia G&L Festival to pay salute Barbara Gittings
Tribute to Milos Forman at next USA Film Festival
"Dreamgirls" Mariah Wilson Visits Freshi

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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...
Montpellier 2007, premier coup d’œil sur la 29e édition
Palmarès du festival du film européen de Bruxelles
EDI Cinéma pour organiser la distribution numérique
Hairspray, une comédie musicale qi va décoiffer sur la Piazza Grande de Locarno
Quel rôle pour les principaux festivals de cinéma

Fest Paris Cinéma Coverage from Rachel Huet

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

Three documentaries on three great personalities!
Spot Future Trends And Developments Of The Movies Business In The US
Short Confusion Burning to screen at New York International Independent Film and Video Festival
Transformer fans to gather at BotCon in Providence

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!

TURKS & CAICOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL October 16 - 21, 2007
The Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) is dedicated to featuring films from all over the world that celebrate the fusion of cinema and music through content, character, theme or score/ soundtrack. Best of luck to all Filmmakers who will submit film to the festival ! Regular Submission deadline is July 17th, lLate registrations is August 17, 2007
SUBMIT ONLINE

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

GREENHOUSE FINAL CALL FOR ENTRY
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

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!

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

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.
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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