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NEWSLETTER N° 366: May 28, 2008

Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada
in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our
Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival
.

This year 3rd installation of the Salon includes included
- The Blockbuster Panel at Palais JL Bory (bringing together international voices around the table, plus a special hands-on demo of some of the most innovative works coming out of Canada, including Late Fragment a critically-acclaimed dramatic interactive feature film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.)
- and our innovative panel formats with MingleTalk Finance and Distribution both held at the Canadian Pavilion

Visit http://futureofcinema.fest21.com for more details and videos.
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CANNES DAILIES ON FEST21.COM
Behind the Scenes with another Fest21 intern...
Behind the Scenes with a Festival Intern
XDC, official partner of Cannes
Cannes past winners
Real Crystal Skulls Are Far More Fantastic than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet (entre les murs)
Last Minute U.S. Pickups As Cannes Closes
First non official awards at cannes
"Palermo Shooting" by Wim Wenders in competition at Cannes
Winner of Cannes Competition: "The Class" by Laurent Cantet
In Competition: "My Magic" by Eric Khoo
"Il Divo" by Paolo Sorrentino in competition at Cannes
In competition: "Synecdoche, New York" by Charlie Kaufman
Coverage of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival 208 video coverage
Kaufman's "Synedoche, New York" premiers as Competition film
Americans Hold Off On Buying At Cannes
Events winding down in Cannes
About "Talents Cannes Adami"
European Films Find Homes In North America


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AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

7th AniFest 2008 awarded Persepolis
Hubert Bals Fund announces winning film projects
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival AWARDS
And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet
winners of Golden Trailer Awards

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Israel Film Festival in LA hosts Gala Awards Dinner
Miami Romantic film festival "Romance in a Can"
Care for something spicy? : PICNIC’08 Programme Revealed
G & L Festival del Mar lands Ibiza and Majorca
Hamburg in brief
daring experimentations, artistic inspiration @ audiovisiva 5.0
Salisbury International Arts Festival
Trailblazers in association with Edinburgh Fest and Skillset
Surf's up at Maui Film Festival
Italian Film Market at the Drake International Film Fest
ViewFinders: a Growth Spurt for Popular Youth Film Festival
The Future of Cinema Salon 3rd edition in Cannes

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Key hires for HD EXPO
Babelgum online Film Festival winners revealed in Cannes
Actress McKenzie Westmore and playwright Josefina Lopez are among those honored at the second annual
Interview with Marian Masone2008 New Director/New Films

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 du Festival "Caméras des Champs"
Le Festival Sefarad de Montréal prèt à ouvrir
Dimension3 Festival are you HD Ready?
Programme cannois chargé pour les jeunes talents de l'Adami
Festival itinErrance : 3ème édition
Un film français reçoit la Palme d'Or à Cannes
une jolie clôture de Cannes, surtout pour Laurent Cantet
M21 Editions lance son pack Ciné e-book sur le cinéma
Exclusivités des projections numériques de Cannes pour Christie
Locarno crée le Variety Piazza Grande Award


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Become a filmfestival reporter and ambassador and open your own blog on www.fest21.com

FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
Pop Your Panties With Paris, Lindsay and Nicole...is getting Hot
A look back to Tribeca 2008 Documentaries
Sounds (Super-Resolution Technology) wins big at Houston
Cannes Winner "the class" by Laurent Cantet
More Crystal Skulls stories
Hollywood Black Film Festival docu line-up
Jaman to Add a World of Movies to Skype Calls

D-CINEMA NEWS
XDC has signed with four major distributors to deploy 8,000 DC installations across Europe.
Full Program of Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes from CFC Media Lab Telefilm Canada and Fest21.com
Picturehouse to provide Liverpool's first 3D cinema
Speed racer to be simultaneously released as Imax film

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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!

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL October 1-12, 2008 London, England
Submit to the Largest Independent Film Festival in the UK
We screen films of all shapes, genres and sizes and have a soft spot for first time filmmakers. Late Submission Deadline is June 6th. Final Deadline is June 20th for Withoutabox users only.

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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.
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW


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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