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NEWSLETTER N° 359: April 9, 2008

AWARDS
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Fairhope Film Festival Awards
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Berlin Today Award 2009:

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FESTIVAL DAILIES
Coming soon IFFS Europe, Palm Beach...
Archive Blogging from
The international Doc market at Thessaloniki, ECU, Miami - Cinequest -Fantasporto - Santa Barbara - Berlin -
Park City

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

Ann Arbor Film Festival: it's a wrap
The Best of European Cinema: PICTURE EUROPE! in Madrid
Animation Production Day in fmx/08 Stuttgart
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival new venue
The Hollywood Black Film Festival line up announced
105 films from 38 countries will compete in DOCUMENTA MADRID 08
USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events
Titanic Film Festival in Budapest
AFI Dallas in full swing
Tribeca Film Festival announced the musical programming
European Film Promotion at the Buenos Aires Festival

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Arturo Ripstein a Legendary Mexican Director in Karlovy Vary
Jules Dassin passed away in Athens at 96
Louis Gossett, Jr tribute at Palm Beach International Film Festival
Tribeca line-up for its discussion series
United Nations Secretary-General to Open the Global Insight Summit At Jackson Hole Film Festival

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
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Le festival de Douarnenez : En route vers le Liban !
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3e édition du Festival du Film israélien à Montréal
Léopard d’honneur Locarno 2008 à Amos Gitai
Festival Regard sur le Jeune Cinéma
Le cinéma français a livré 228 films en 2007,
Syndicat des distributeurs indépendants s'exprime sur le soutien


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Lou Reed's Berlin directed by Julian Schnabel
Interview with Juan Antonio Bayona - The Orphanage
Hats Off portrait of an extraordinary woman (in her 90s)
IFFLA 2008 Announces Closing Night Gala: MUMBAI CUTTING...A CITY UNFOLDS

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

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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
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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


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.
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