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NEWSLETTER N° 381: September 17, 2008

AWARDS
THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM


Toronto Film Festival Closed With Awards Announcements
Manhattan Short Announces Finalists 2008
AsoloArtFilmFestival Awards
Outfest announces recipients of Legacy Awards
Toronto People's Choice Award to Slumdog Millionaire
Foto Mentor award to Laurence Gartel
Spanish winner at the 4th BuSho Festival
65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards

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MORE FESTIVAL NEWS


Africa in Motion festival launches the AiM2008 film programme
The Digital Media Festival
Highlights on Manaki Brothers” in Bitola
Official selection Holland Animation Film Festival 2008
Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires
European Film Market (EFM) is expanding
London Fest to expand services to the industry
Zurich Film Festival jury and people
Euro Arab Film Festival AMAL 08 full line up
Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up
Jules Verne Festival's Extraordinaire at The Edison

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, Palm
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, ECU,
Miami
- Cinequest
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- Santa
Barbara
- Berlin

- Park
City
- Tribeca
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San
Francisco
-
Sydney
- Boston
Cannes
- La
Croisette Cannes
- Future
of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Bruno
Chatelin to speak at Screen Leaders EU 2008
Sandra Hebron's Video Introduction to next London Fest
Palin to give Masterclass at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2008
The San Sebastian red carpet will be fuchsia and crowded
Interview with Michelle Byrd on the Independent Film Week
Gus Van Sant to Receive Tribute at IFP's Gotham Awards
IFP filmmaker conference panelist list

FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS
Festivals
calling for your films...
This week, this month..

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Le palmarès de la 7e édition du Festival Silhouette
Positions de l'APC sur le rapport Pierre Chevallier
Awards d'honneur EFA à Judy Dench et aux fondateurs de
Dogma
Le cinéma est-il une chance pour l'économie tunisienne
?


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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
Bahamas
International Film Festival to open with “Rain”
NY: Rooftop Films – Alternative community focused exhibition
50 new projects looking for co-financing at the 12th Mannheim
Meetings 2008
Flash of Genius wins Alfred P. Sloan award at Hamptons Fest
Viennale Trailer by Jean Luc Godard

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
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Short Film Corner

CALL
FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

Filmmakers don't miss these ones!


ECU
THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL March, 2009

The European Independent Film Festival 200ç submission
deadline of January 15th, 2009 is fast approaching. Held in Paris
in March at the prestigious Biblioteque Nationale de Francois
Mitterand the very best independent films from around the World
will be screened to large audiences competing for 16 awards in
11 categories.
For more information go to www.ecufilmfestival.com
SUBMIT
ONLINE NOW


SHORT
SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA June, 2009

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.
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ONLINE NOW


L.A.
COMEDY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
March
5 - 8, 2009

This is a festival
started by funny people, for funny people. All judges are top
names in the fields of comedy and filmmaking.
If what you have is short and
people laugh at it, around here, that’s a good thing.
So,
you think you're funny? Prove it!


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ONLINE NOW



SAVANNAH
FILM FESTIVAL
October
25 - November 1, 2008

Hosted by the Savannah College
of Art and Design, the annual festival presents a full range of
cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and
emerging student filmmakers.

Featuring the best in independent
and innovative film from around the world


http://www.scad.edu/filmfest/

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your film now


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!

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.



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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