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NEWSLETTER N° 378: August 25, 2008

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM
Oscar and more

Hollywood Awards: 10 Actors to Watch
MediaBridge YouthFest Winners
Finalists for the 2008 Global Six Sigma awards
Zurich inaugural Golden Icon Award to Stallone
Awards of the first annual Downtown Film Festival
The New York International Independent Awards
61st Locarno International Film Festival Awards
winners of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards
SIGGRAPH prizes and awards

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

Israel Film Festival next stops are NY and Miami
Preview of the International Shortfim Festival Berlin
Inkafest: Mountaneering and the Environment Film Festival
Feel Good Fest debuts at the Egyptian
five senses campaign to represent AMAL
VIFF 2008 Preview
Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end
Curtain closes on Melbourne International Film Festival
Feel Good Festival is only a week away
The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival
VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum announces showcases
Inkafest 2008: Mountaneering and the Environment Film Festival
Strategic Partners (SP) announces keynotes
Ruff Cutz Indie Film Festival and conference unique format

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DAILIES ON FEST21.COM

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Cannes
- La Croisette Cannes
- Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Jürgen Vogel is patron of Michel Children’s and Youth Fest
Penélope Cruz will be presented with a Gotham Award Tribute
eDIT 11. to honor legendary editor Anne V. Coates
Create Chaos 2008 announces its daily keynote speakers.
Slamdance screenings of Nolan and Soderbergh
The Paso Robles Film Fest to welcome The Bacon Brothers
Peace in Georgia Appeal of Batumi International Art-House Film Fest

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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ET...
Autodesk annonce le lancement de MotionBuilder 2009
Le Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie: 4 ème
Spotlight à Deauville sur Charles Burnett
Bilan de la 61ème édition : Un succès malgré la pluie
Le palmarès du 26e Festival International du Film sur l’Art


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
SFFS FilmHouse Residencies open
Europa Cinemas will return to Venice
Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr.to present Tropic Thunder at San Sebastian
4th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
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