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NEWSLETTER N° 346: January 10, 2008

WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

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BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008
Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards.
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FESTIVAL NEWS

Heavy musical line-up for the Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival juries announced
Texas Black Film Fest will launch second edition
The USA Film Festival announces schedule of events
It's Tromadance time again
The New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Sean Penn next President of the Cannes Jury
Tribute to Julie Christie at Santa Barbara
Jafar Panahi, Renata Litvinova and Royston Tan join Rotterdam jury

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

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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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Sean Penn présidera le jury du 61e Festival de Cannes
Sélection des Prix Lumières 2007
La 3ème édition du Mobile Film Festival est lancée
« Tout-Petits Cinéma » du 23 au 27 février 2008 au Cinéma Le Latina
Clermont Ferrand fêtera son trentième anniversaire
Festival International du Film de Comédie
Au programme de la 16ème édition du Festival CinéRail
Tarak Ben Ammar rachète les laboratoires Eclair
Monique Koudrine est élue présidente du Conseil de Louis-Lumière
Remise du prix de la CST à Eclair au festival L'industrie du rêve.
Palmarès du FIFA présenté en janvier 2008 à l'auditorium du Louvre.


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

LOOKING EAST: The Cinema of Goran Paskaljevic
There will be blood and awards
Sundance New Frontier on Main,
Berlinale Retrospective 2008: Luis Buñuel and Specials
Writers Guild of America and United Artists Announce Independent Agreement
'21,' will open the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival

D-CINEMA NEWS

Disney Utilizes Realscan 3D Again for Book of Secrets
PassmoreLab Creates Prototype Multi-Camera Array for 3D Imaging
Polar Express 3D goes IMAX 3D for Christmas
CGR Cinémas go fully digital, team with AAM
HD EXPO unveils 3D Day
The world’s digital screens reach 4000 mark
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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FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES
Recent coverage and dailies from Goa London Rome Funchal Fort Lauderdale Bahamas AFI

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

BUSHO FILM FESTIVAL September 3 - 7, 2008
Short Film, Long Bang!
The 4th BuSho International Short Film Festival accepts entries in the categories of fiction, animation and experimental film.
Entry deadline: 3. May 2008.
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BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008
Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards.
Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world.
Winners in each of the 7 categories will be awarded $20 000, plus advertising revenue share and gain exposure to a global audience
APPLY ONLINE

TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S TV & FILM FESTIVAL April 4 - 8, 2008
Taiwan International Children’s TV & Film Festival Final Calls.Entry deadline: October 31, 2007. Don’t miss your opportunity to win cash prize USD 4,000 each category. Please visit our website: www.tictff.org.tw or the bulletin board page to get moresubmission information
SUBMIT INFORMATION ONLINE

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL April 24 - May 8, 2008
The Golden Gate Awards competition is accepting submissions in 11 categories. Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2007. Works that have played a multiday commercial theatrical run in the Bay Area or had any kind of media broadcast are not eligible to apply to non-television categories
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SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA June 13 - 21, 2008
Now entering our 10th year, Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) has become one of Asia’s largest festival for international short films and is one of the few Academy Award(R) accredited short film festivals SSFF reaches audiences of 30,000 in Tokyo and major cities in Japan. Our main festival is held for over a week in the heart of Harajuku TOKYO!
Please note that our festival dates are tentative.
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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.
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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

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)
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ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
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