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NEWSLETTER N° 331: September 19, 2007

 

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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

Flake Film Festival Awards announced
Coca-Cola, and Viral-Movie
The Martha Vineyard African- American Festival wrap-up

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FESTIVAL NEWS
Coverage from fest21.com on Toronto
Toronto
It's A Wrap: Parting Thoughts
Toronto Film Festival Winners
Film In Focus: A JIHAD FOR LOVE
Fathers And Sons As A Potent Theme
Biz Buzz: Warner Independent Has A Ball
Final Galas Premiere In Toronto
Biz Buzz: More Deals Announced
European Film Masters Reveal Their Latest Masterworks
Stars, Stars, Stars In Toronto
Gael Garcia Bernal Makes Directorial Debut
Iraq Veteran Documentary Bows On September 11th
Telefilm Canada Pitch This! Winners
More Stars Then There Are In Heaven
Toronto Party Central
John Sayles Film To Open Independent Film Week in New York
One Hundred Years of Chinese Hollywood
Biz Buzz: Distribution Deals Heat Up
Venice Film Festival Winners Are Here In Toronto
Spotting Celebrities In Toronto
Biz Buzz: First Distributor Pick Ups of the Festival

More festivals activities...
Coney Island Film Festival announces lineup
Programme International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2007
Aspen Filmfest to screen 25 films
The Danish Film Fest returns to LA early October
Visionfest 07 The Other Festival kicks in today
Best from Europe at Rio International Film Festival
9th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival opens this week
Turks & Caicos Festiannounced its line-up of 28 films
DancesWithFilms arrives in Anchorage to OutNorth for four days
Cinema and Technology Festival
24th Annual Kidsfest Kick Off in a month with 225 films!
Milano Fest starts tomorrow with a competition

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Filmfest Hamburg pays homage to David Cronenberg
Ben Affleck directorila breakthrough saluted at Hollywood Awards
Makram Khoury replaces Gillies MacKinnon in the Copenhagen jury
Katyn Fever in Poland as the Wajda version opens Gdynia Fest
The Red Carpet arrivals at Toronto: its a wrap
Composer Theodorakis to be honoured at the World Soundtrack Awards
Travolta to be honoured at next Santa Barbara Fest
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THE NEWS " IN FRENCH " l'actu des festivals francophones
Le blog de Cannes sur fest21.com http://croisette.fest21.com

ET...
Cinéma Nouvelle Génération : Lyon se prépare pour son festival
la 4e Fête de l’animation de l animation démarre début Oc
Troisième édition du Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie
Kinotayo: novembre 2007 le nouveau cinéma japonais s’invitera dans la capitale
Hors-Ecran: Festival International du Film revient à Lyon
Le Festival du Cinéma Chinois de Paris au Max Linder
Festival d’Arras l'autre cinéma: un événement attendu
"The dead girl" remporte le Grand Prix du 33e festival de Deauville


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Josef Fares’ Leo will open this year’s Stockholm film fest
Fathers & sons a potent theme among films from Toronto
Film In Focus in Toronto : a jihad for love
South Asian International Film Festival Announces "OUTSOURCED" as SAIFF Premier
One Hundred Years of Chinese Hollywood (fromToronto)
London Film Festival unveils line up

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

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!

INDEPENDENT FEATURES FILM FESTIVAL July 25 - 27, 2008
The Independent Features Film Festival is the world's first film festival in which films will be chosen by a global audience via a web-based competition. The competition will run May 1st, 2008 through June 30th, 2008. The top twenty-one films will go on to be screened at the Independent Features Film Festival which will be hosted July 25-27, 2008 at the acclaimed Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan.
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

ECU THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL March 14 - 16, 2007
The European Independent Film Festival 2007 submission deadline of February 1st 2007 is fast approaching. Held in Paris on the 16th, 17th and 18th of March at the prestigious Biblioteque Nationale de Francois Mitterand the very best independent films from around the World will be screened to large audiences competing for 16 awards in 11 categories.
For more information go to www.ecufilmfestival.com
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

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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