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NEWSLETTER N° 379: September 3, 2008

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM

Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman
KinÈo Cinema Italiano in Venice Awards "I Vicerè"
Departure, a Japanese film, wins Top Prize In Montreal
P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix
The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Award 2008
New Awards at Filmfest Hamburg
Awards of the first annual Downtown Film Festival

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS

Cartoon Forum Animation in Baden-Wuerttemberg
HDFEST Film Festival- 2008 Festival at Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Fisco's French Cinema Now to close with The Class (cannes winner)
Wee CRAIC: a unique one night festival
New York, Repositioning IFP's Independent Film Market as Independent Film Week
Voices from the Waters Festival in Bangalore highlights
Vancouver Film Festival reveals line up of 47 features
The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25
Moondance Film Festival returns to Boulder after a two-year stint in Hollywood
New York: Turkish Film Week
Zurich Film Festival to offer new world view on Israel
Stranger Than Fiction documentary film festival
Film and Television Forum announces 4 full days of seminars
Euro Arab Film Festival gets TV support
Atlantic Film Festival shaping up
Sheffield Doc/Fest Launches Audience Award
The Hamptons International Film Festival goes 16
Viennale 2008 line up preview
Talent Lab returns to Toronto International Film Fest
Jihlava, Czech Republic East Silver Doc Market
Hull Film prepares for the next edition of GLIMMER
Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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DAILIES ON FEST21.COM

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Recent video coverage Ischia Locarno and SILVERDOCS dailies
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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

Jonathan Demme to chair the Official Jury at San Sebastian
Montreal World Film Festival welcomed iconic actor Tony Curtis
Tallgrass Film Festival to honour MPAA' s Dan Glickman
Movie For Humanity Award to Natalie Portman in Venice
Viennale to pay tribute to Bob Dylan

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
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Montréal récompense le film japonais Départs
Le Grand Prix Fipresci sera remis à "There Will Be Blood"
Jérôme Baur : meilleure musique originale à Locarno
Coup d’envoi du People's Choice Award 2008 des EFA
Elsa Zylberstein présidera le jury au festival de Biarritz
Autodesk a lancé Animation Academy 2009
Le Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie: 4 ème


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
Filmfest Hamburg will open with “North Face" Hang on!
Banderas and The Other Man will open San Sebastian
Music Documentaries Take Center Stage In Toronto
Expanded Sales And Industry Office At Toronto FF
Film spotting from Montreal: Chaturanga
Toronto FF Embraces the difficult
Baz Luhrmann´s Australia to close Stockholm
Thessaloniki Spotlight on Middle East
Spotlight On Bavarian Cinema At Montreal FF
Spanish Cinema Highlights Toronto Film Festival
San Diego's 2nd Annual Que Viva! Cine Latino
European Distributors: Up Next to be held at San Sebastian

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 was 16th Aug 2008..

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.

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


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.


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.

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Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
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