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NEWSLETTER N° 377: August 13, 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

which took place August 9 with The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC and Cineuropa.org
featuring Elisabetta Brunella (Mediasalles Secretary General)
Brian Jones (Pathé Switzerland Managing Director)
Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com & fest21.com co-founder; former distributor UGC-Fox, Sony)
Fabrice Testa (XDC International VP)
Jean Labadie (Le Pacte Founder, distributor, producer)
Amos Gitai was scheduled to contribute but had to cancel his participation at the last minute.

Visit http://futureofcinema.fest21.com for more details and videos and the Locarno blog
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AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

Locarno Open Doors Factory Awards
Moondance announces winners
Durban Film Festival announces winners

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

Record attendance at Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival
Sacramento Film and Music Festival
A presentation of inaugural Downbeach Film Festival
Filmfest Hamburg Announces First Films
Ruff Cutz Indie Film Festival and conference unique format
Mexico – Expresion en Corto, 2008 edition wrapped
The D'Ark Night Film Festival
Milano Film Festival highlights
Chicago International Movies and Music Festival
August, 2008 NYIIFVF Festival Juice from LA!

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DAILIES ON FEST21.COM

Coming soon Ischia Locarno
SILVERDOCS dailies
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Archive Blogging from
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

Sam Shepard to accept Award at Austin Film Fest
Master Classes scheduled for the Zurich Film Festival
Jonathan Demme to chair the jury at San Sebastian
Paso Robles Digital Film Fest will honor film-editor Joel Cox
Jeffrey Katzenberg to receive IBC International Honour for Excellence
Gitai and other industry specialists debate in Locano on D Cinema


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...
Les prix de Locarno Open Doors Factory
Lumières sur la 61ème édition du Festival de Locarno.
YoungCuts présente 100 courts métrages à Montréal
Le palmarès du 26e Festival International du Film sur l’Art
Cinéma Tout Ecran devient Cinéma TouS EcranS
La rétrospective Nanni Moretti de Locarno


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
5 films picked up at Locarno Film Festival.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Fest new competition for Baltic films
firts titles at Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Sony Pictures Imageworks & Animation @ SIGGRAPH 2008
A look at Spanish cinema at the San Sebastian Festival
Feature film competition at Milano Film Festival

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
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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.
Awards information and call for entries

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