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NEWSLETTER N° 356: March 19, 2008

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

Secret Sunshine takes top honors at Asian Film Awards
SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners
EDN Award goes to Institute of Documentary Film
Miami Film Festival Announces Its Awards
Family Film Festival Awards

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FESTIVAL DAILIES

This week Live from The international Doc market at Thessaloniki , ECU
Coming soon
IFFS Europe...

Archive Blogging from
Miami - Cinequest -Fantasporto - Santa Barbara - Berlin -
Park City

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

The lovers of Axos awarded at Thessaloniki Documentary Fest
New april dates for the USA Film Festival Dallas
Portland Jewish Fest line up
"Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves" Filmmaker Showcase
Tribeca Film Festival Short films selection
Everything you need to know on next Tribeac
Garden State Film Festival previews
A rich selection at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
The 17th Philadelphia Film Festival is coming up
Experts and intelectuals enliven at HD Expo
Colcoa to open with Land of Shtis French BO sensation
Malibu International Film Festival events
Sarasota Film Festival Announces Narrative Films, Documentaries & Shorts Packages
Inaugural Fairhope Film Festival announces line up
Cine Gay showcase at San Diego Latino Film Festival

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Mike Newell Interview on Love at the time of cholera
ECU as foreseen through the eyes of its founder
IFTA's response to MPAA on Net neutrality
Jean Prewitt response letter to MPAA Chairman Showest speech
Ann Arbor Film Festival invites to Larry Flynt, Steve Kurtz...
Arto Halonen in the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Christopher Terhechte: Berlinale Forum Director Interview

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

ET...
Le Palmarès de Vidéoformes
Le Festival du Film des Droits de l'Homme ouvre ses portes le 25
Le Palmarès du Festival Cinéma d'Alès - Itinerances
Le Palmarès du FIFA de Montréal
Un Festival c’est trop court (mais dans 15 jours)
L'étoile Cardinale du Festival Cinéma d'Alès - Itinérances
Palmarès du 9e Festival international du film d’Aubagne
Les Chtis débarquent aux USA, à COLCOA
Hors Piste au centre Pompidou : la sélection
DIMENSION3 expo, Forum professionnel de l’image 3-D
Nouvelle programmation « cinéma » à l’IMA
La Caravane des cinémas d’Afrique : 10ème édition
Le programme du Festival Signes de Nuit
La liste des membres du jury VESNA 2008

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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

They killed Sister Dorothy wins 2 prizes at SXSW
Amal Opening film at IFFLA
MMOvie: Feature Film Created Within Virtual Gaming Environment
Babelgum platform launches now

D-CINEMA NEWS

Picturehouse to provide Liverpool's first 3D cinema
Speed racer to be simultaneously released as Imax film
Strike-Sidelined Cinematographers Offered P2 Workshops In Los Angeles
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

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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

NEWS FROM CANNES
Check out the Cannes Blog Photo Gallery, Video Gallery Short Film Corner

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!

CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER - May 14-24, 2008
Do you direct short films with a burning desire to move into feature films? If so, bring your short film to sunny Cannes. From May 14th to May 24th 2008, the Festival de Cannes will present the 5th edition of the Short Film Corner, where you will discover an array of activities designed to help you develop your film projects!
More information on www.shortfilmcorner.com
Call for Entries - Final deadline: April 18, 2008
SUBMIT TODAY

PALM SPRINGS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - August 21-27, 2008
The 14th annual edition of the event will present more than 300 new short films from 40 countries, with 300 young filmmakers attending the event in the week-long celebration of the short film art form, which encompasses special events and showcases, and a program of seminars, master classes and panel discussions featuring industry professionals and experts in the short film field. 20 cash awards will be presented in eight competitive categories - over $70,000 in cash, film stock and production services will be awarded!
Call for Entries - Final deadline: May 23, 2008
SUBMIT TODAY

ACE FILM FESTIVAL- NYC - September 12 - 14, 2008 Accepting Entries February 8 - May 9, 2008
Want your film played in New York City? This is your chance to screen your work to an audience of fellow filmmakers, industry players, press, distributors and moviegoers in the heart of Manhattan! This priceless opportunity is only the beginning. Selected films will be reviewed by an impressive panel of accomplished judges for a chance to win awards, prizes, cash and more. Your film or video will share the screen with the latest and greatest in American independent cinema for one of the most anticipated events on the industry calendar.
SUBMIT TODAY

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.
APPLY ONLNE


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

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.

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


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