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NEWSLETTER N° 350: February 7, 2008

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AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Awards
Movie Glamour Back At SAG Awards
Prizes of the 39th Hungarian Film week
Eternal Summer won Best Film at Gran Canaria G&L Film Fest
New record when Göteborg festival closes
Rotterdam VPRO Tiger Awards
Budapest offers the Golden Reel at the 39th Hungarian Film Week
Rotterdam young people’s jury awards PERSEPOLIS
CineMart 2008 Closing Night Party Awards

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LIVE BLOGGING FROM PARK CITY
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SANTA BARBARA
BERLIN IN ACTION
Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones for the opening
Berlinale World Cinema Fund: We Can Do More!
the first European AFCI Location and Finance Lounge
Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?
Berlinale Camera for Karlheinz Böhm and Otto Sander
Berlinale 2008: International Jury
All Eyes On Berlin
The Berlinale Talent Campus programme
Stories Written by Life & Success Stories from Former Campus Talents
Berlinale creates "Viewfinder" : a new prize for Best First Feature
Berlinale Keynotes to Discuss Future Issues of the Film Industry for the Second Time
Berlinale 2008: Oscar winner Costa-Gavras to be Jury President
More importance afforded to short films – round two for the Berlinale Shorts section
Berlinale Talent Campus continues to attract up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

SXSW: The Austin Film Barbeque
Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones
Golden Reel is Spinning Fast in Hungarian Capital
Fantasporto to showcase Fantasy Cinema for its 28th consecutive year.
Film Independent announces 8th Director Series
The IFFF Turns Hollywwod 'Upside Down'
38TH Hungarian film week - The long commute
The New York 2008 Jewish Film Festival
Picture Europe!: European film event in Copenhagen
PAFF to exhibit Black fine art and crafts
Santa Barbara International Film Festival wraps
Hungarian film week opens discretely without a bang
37th International Film Festival Rotterdam in figures
LA Pan African Film & Art Fest line up, largest ever
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival tributes
Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?
ZagrebDox to launch new programs
Sundance Film Festival final wrap
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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

EFA will focus on promotion and training of young filmmakers
Lifetime achievement to filmmaker Shri Shri Aribam Sam Sharma.
Santa Barbara ' s tribute to Javier Bardem
Mark Cranwell has been named Director of Content Acquisition of Babelgum

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Festivals calling for your films...
This week, this month..

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Palmarès du Festival international des Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul
Journée professionnelle sur le cinéma chinois à Vesoul
Le Festival International du Court Métrage démarre
L'animation belge dans tous ses états à Anima
Stéphane Bourguignon présidera le jury du Festival International du Film sur l’Art
Le Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie avance d'une semaine
Solide démarrage pour Asterix
Le Mobile Film Festival a a délivré son palmarès


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

There will be blood & reviews
Mahua Memoirs: A documentary about exploitation of tribes
Eszter Nagy-Kálózy,scintillating Eszter as Magyar film week winds down
Bollywood’s infrastructure problems.
“BEHIND THE FRAME” is now within the frame of MIFF-2008
Berlinale 2008 World Cinema Fund: We Can Do More!
Persepolis has won the Rotterdam Audience Award

D-CINEMA NEWS

Warner Bros. and National CineMedia partner
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
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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 24, 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
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

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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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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