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NEWSLETTER N° 329: September 5, 2007

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

 

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AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

EFA 42 films competing for the European Film Awards
2 Films Tie For The Montreal Grand Prix Des Ameriques
We Are Together and Billy the Kid top prizes at Edinburgh

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FESTIVAL NEWS
Coverage from fest21.com on Montreal dailies
Toronto

The New York Independent Festival (NYIIFVF) returns to LA
Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival
Oscar buzz already surrounds some of Telluride 33 features
64th Venice International Film Festival
Program overview of coming inaugural Cancun Fest
The 1st International Blues Film Festival
VIFF Film and Television Forum
Students challenged by Avid Contest
South Asian International Film Fest opener selected
Mexico’s 2007 Expresion en Corto with Kenneth Anger and Tim Burton.
Tourfilm Festival
It's Showtime at The Telluride Film Festival
Jokara Micheaux Film Festival kicks in

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Withoutabox ups Fred Kramer to President
Rutger Wolfson appointed as new director of Rotterdam
Deauville Tributes
Biennale Director: Marco Müller on the 64th edition
Copenhagen jury ready for jury duties
Sandra den Hamer says goodbye to Rotterdam
Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up
Jodie Foster in The Brave One
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THE NEWS " IN FRENCH " l'actu des festivals francophones
LA COUVERTURE DE CANNES SUR
http://croisette.fest21.com

ET...
Les stars américaines débarquent en masse à Deauville
Le festival 1001 Facettes se déroule cette année à Crouy
Le festival de Beauvais sera consacré à la Belgique
Le Bloc fait le point sur les cartes et fait pression
Grand Prix Fipresci à 4 mois, 3 semaines et 2 jours
Le jury du Festival de la ficion TV à La Rochelle
Alexandre Astier, Président du HD Film Festival 2007
Hors-Ecran, le Festival International de Lyon revient
Le Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie: fin Septembre
Khaled D. Ramadan à l oeuvre au festivcal Amal
Seize films concourront en Section officielle à San Sebastien
Plmarès de Locarno
Bilan de la 60e edition du festival de Locarno
Le festival 1001 Facettes à Crouy
Les prix de la session 2007 de Open Doors,
Le très attendu COW-BOY ouvre le Festival de Namur !
Jury de la Compétition internationale de Locarno
Le 6E Festival Silhouette se prepare…
Edouard Waintrop au Festival International de Films de Fribourg

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

Thessaloniki Film Fest will focus on new spanish cinema
Popwhore - A New American Dream won two major awards at NYIIFVF
Film Fests launch “Rocket Science” director Jeffrey Blitz’s career into Orbit
Europa Cinema label travels to Venice
Films competing at Copenhagen Film Festival
El Violin opening film of the LACMA Latin Cinema Review
Freshi Film Camp is Summer's Hottest Ticket
Die Hard 4.0 review

D-CINEMA NEWS

NEC Digital Cinema Division Wins the 2007 American Business Award
French 3D cinema is awakening…

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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

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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!

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
The Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival wants to see your SHORTS!
Dramas, comedies, documentaries, animations, experimental works and films inspired by JAZZ.
Best of Fest Shorts Prize is $5000 USD - Go to www.kcjubilee.org for details (under 30 minutes, NO PAL).
Postmark deadlines are October 1, November 15 & December 1.
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

MOFF Making of Film Festival September 1 - 8, 2007
The ‘Making Of’ Film Festival is an innovative event, in light of what’s been done so far, in terms of cinematographic diffusion, as it will introduce something never seen at a festival before: the "backstage of movie making." : three categories
Cinema, Advertising and Music.
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra Feb 15 - 23, 2008
PUNTO DE VISTA, the Documentary Film Festival of Navarra calls for a competition, open to participation by documentaries of any nationality made in after 1 August 2006. The deadline for sending films is next 30 September.
Fiction, institutional or publicity films will not be admitted, nor reports or works of a journalistic nature.
SUBMIT ONLINE

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, Late 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!

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

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

THE BULLETIN BOARD: CALL FOR ENTRIES BOOSTER
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linked to your online Call for Entries on our Bulletin Board.
Maximize film entries. Email our COO Bruno Chatelin
for a detailed proposition
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