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NEWSLETTER N° 330: September 12, 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

The Martha Vineyard African- American Festival wrap-up
Ang lee wins gold again at Venice awards
Shriekfest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition Awards
Tricks wins Europa Cinemas Label in Venice
2007 Wine Country Film Festival Highlights

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FESTIVAL NEWS
Coverage from fest21.com on Montreal dailies
Toronto

Russian Film Festival to launch in London end September
Film Financing Circle central program in the first annual Middle East Film Fest – Abu Dhabi
The religious tourism becomes a festival
program for In The Bin Currumbin Festival
Sproquets 2007: gay & lesbian television festival on Triangle and Stratos Television, New Zealand
MV international Film Festival reveals highlights
New York, Green New York...is this how festivals are born?
3D Filmmaking and Distribution at the 2007 San Diego Film Festival
New York Film Festival goes live Sept 28th
Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival Line up complete
2007 Milano Film Festival Feature Film Selection
BookFestivals.com is launching today
Toronto begins today
14th Oldenburg Festival -- Complete schedule announced

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

The Toronto Torrent
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THE NEWS " IN FRENCH " l'actu des festivals francophones
LA COUVERTURE DE CANNES SUR
http://croisette.fest21.com

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"The dead girl" remporte le Grand Prix du 33e festival de Deauville
Le palmarès du festival Silhouette des Buttes Chaumnt
Festival International du Fim d’Arras, L’Autre Cinéma
Le festival Silhouette clôture une semaine de projections aux buttes chaumont
La Quinzaine du cinéma francophone
Financements Israéliens refusés à Amos Gitai


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Hairspray by Marc Shaiman
"Dharm" to close South Asian International Film Festival Announces
TRICKS will open the Warsaw Film Festival
Assasssination of Jesse James hits the circuit
“Acquiring a Connection With The American Homeless”
Ratatouille Food, Glorious digital food
Un Secret by Claude Miller closes Montreal
Wajda's "Katyn" to open Gdynia Festival
Cine Las Americas to Present Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico.
Sales Support for 39 European films at Toronto
Jodie Foster is The Brave One
PlayByPlayMen to open New England Film and Video Festival

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

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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.
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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

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.
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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.

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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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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