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NEWSLETTER N° 375: July 31, 2008

Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno
in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present
Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 9 from 11.00 to 12.30 at the Forum)

Do not miss The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC and Cineuropa.org

Visit http://futureofcinema.fest21.com for more details and videos and the Locarno blog
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AWARDS
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Oscar and more

Terra wins first International award at Giffoni
International Family Film Festival awards
Hubert Bals Fund Award goes to WASHINGTON at Yerevan’s DAB Forum

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

Filmmaker Forum will be held September 26-28
Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest 6th edition prepares...
Bangkok Film Festival going ahead
Orobie Film Festival highlights
FilmFestival Cottbus makes a presentation in Russia
Zurich Film Festival has hired Rogers & Cowan
Youth Say “YES!” to International Films
Tropfest NY, the world’s largest short film festival
Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) launches on August 1
Hola Mexico Film Festival opens with Calling an Angel
Hall and Robinson: Writing Team from Europe Wins Grand Prize
International Festival of Cinema Euro Arab highlights

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DAILIES ON FEST21.COM

Coming soon Ischia Locarno
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IFFS Europe, Palm Beach , The international Doc market at Thessaloniki, ECU, Miami - Cinequest -Fantasporto - Santa Barbara - Berlin - Park City - Tribeca Film Festival San Francisco - Sydney - Boston
Cannes
- La Croisette Cannes
- Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Uherske Hradiste film festival will honor Jerzy Stuhr
Youssef Chahine hommage at next Locarno
Egyptian director Youssef Chahine, dies at 82

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...
Locarno rend hommage à Youssef Chahine.
Cinéma japonais à Locarno: Kitaro et deux raretés de la Shochiku.
Le réalisateur Youssef Cahine meurt à l'age de 82 ans
Le Festival Cinéma Tous Ecrans ouvre une nouvelle section
« Home » d'Ursula Meier en ouverture du Festival de Namur
Sandrine Bonnaire ouvrira le Festival du Film de Lama
Cinéma au clair de lune - 8e édition
palmarès du Festival Paris Cinéma

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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
Do Young People Watch Documentaries Anymore?
Director's Series, The WONG KAR WAI Film Festival
Nobody’s Perfect, a new website fresource for film pros
Asian American International Film Festival opened with Princess of Nebraska

D-CINEMA NEWS
350 systems commitments to date for Dolby(R) 3D
Interview with Lorenzo Branca on the VPF
Digitalization - challenge and threat
Women in Digital Cinema
The secret of Cinema 2.0
XDC has signed with four major distributors to deploy 8,000 DC installations across Europe.

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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

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

FILMSTOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 6 - 16 November 2008
FILMSTOCK in the UK is on the hunt once again to fill its programme with soulful shorts, features, and
documentaries. Open to all genres from anywhere in the world.
150+ films from 25+ countries will play alongside curated retrospectives,
themed nights and late night clandestine screenings. www.filmstock.co.uk
Deadline for entries is 16th Aug 2008..
APPLY ONLINE

ENGLISH RIVIERA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL September 25-28, 2008
We want your comedy shorts – and no, we’re not talking about the embarrassing pair of cartoon boxer shorts your mum bought you for Christmas. We are calling for submissions for the inaugural Eat My Shorts comedy film competition, which is being held as part of the International Comedy Film Festival (25th - 28th September 2008) .
Submit your film

MOVING PICTURES - Fall Contest
Moving Pictures Film Contest is a unique competition that provides independent filmmakers the possibility to have their work distributed around the world and attend various film markets for networking.
Regular Deadline: July 31, 2008. Extended deadline: August 30, 2008
Submit your film


AFRICA WORLD DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL February 5 - 8, 2009
Join us for the 2nd Africa World Documentary Film Festival in February 2009 in Saint Louis USA, in Europe, and the Caribbean. At our 2007 inaugural festival in Saint Louis USA and Lagos, Nigeria, over $5,000 in prizes was awarded. The festival and film makers presenting were highlighted on CNN’s Inside Africa.
At the 2nd AWDFF in 2009, we are awarding more prizes to Film makers, along with viewing of your work on three continents under the banner of one festival. Look out for more and join us at the 2nd AWDFF around the globe!

Submit your film

FUNCHAL FILM FESTIVAL November 7-15, 2008 Funchal, Madeira
The Festival’s main category is the International Official Competitive Section for 35mm features and will offer an outlook of present world cinema and explore new trends in the art of film.Official Competitive Section for fiction features will compete for the “Silver Caravel” Award.
Other awards are: Screenwriter, actress and actor, special Jury award and Audience award.

Submit your film

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

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!

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.
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