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NEWSLETTER N° 395: December 23, 2008


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Filmfestivals.com Festival Film of the year Nominees

Samuel L Jackson, Baz Luhrmann and Tarantino honored in
Capri
Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
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Iberminuto One Minute Film Nominations

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DAILIES FROM THE CIRCUIT ON FEST21.COM

Dailies
from the circuit: NEXT on fest21.com Capri
and Sundance
Current
Fest dailies on fest21.com
IFFS
Vegas
, ECU,
Fantasporto,
Talinn
Black Nights

Recent video coverage IDFA,
IFFI Goa,
Thessaloniki
Film Fest
, Fort
Lauderdale Film Festival
, Montreal
Nouveau Cinéma
, Diractors,
Cinemed,
UNAFF,
LondonFilmFestival,
Montreal,
Toronto,
San Sebastian
,
London,
Cinemed,

Ischia,
Locarno,
New York,
Silverdocs
, Festroia

More archive Blogging from
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Beach
, Miami
, Cinequest ,
Santa
Barbara
, Berlin
, Park City
, Tribeca
Film Festival
, San
Francisco
, Sydney
,
Cannes
, La
Croisette Cannes
, Future
of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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back for the videos from the Fest Summit panels on fest21.com
(shot by Nickolay
Velikanov
)
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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Highlights of Festival Internacional de Cine Documental
Punto de Vista
Fox Music Experience with Ultimate Hollywood Internship
Experience
What is MAKE? (from Dublin Fringe Festival)
New Film Festival-Malice and Fear in Croatia
Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2009 announces first selections
Green Unplugged launches
Nihilist International Film Festival in Santa Monica

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

DigiTraining
Plus 2009: New Technologies Programme from Media
New End of the Pier UK Director appointed
6 Virtuosos Award at Santa Barbara Festival
Homage of the 59th Berlin International to Maurice Jarre
Tarantino will be honored at Next Capri Hollywood

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
Les
interviews vidéos de Cécile Rittweger

Les dailies
de Cinemed

News
d'arras L'autre cinéma

Cinéma
Miracolo à Paris sur fest21.com

Dernières
nouvelles sur la nouvelle version française de fest21.com
Le
doublage en français des DVD chez les grands studios
(Majors) : bilan de l'année 2008 au Canada
Journée DUDH avec Amnesty International, le 10 décembre
2008, Paris. Par Cécile Rittweger
.
Cinéma
du Québec à Paris 2008: soirée de clôture
avec " Maman est chez le coiffeur" de Lea Pool

ET sur filmfestivals.fr...


Le Forum des images organise un nouveau festival
Cadavres ouvrira les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
lE Free Ride Film Festival dans les Pyrénées
Le Festival du Film de Chercheur de Nancy
Le cinema européen devrait bien se comporter en 2009
La Vie Moderne reçoit le prix Louis Delluc, prix
Goncourt du cinéma

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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Changeling from Cannes to Festival Film of the year nominee
In Bruges review by Alex Deleon
In Bruges review Festival Film of the year nominee
Slumdog Millionaire: Festival Fim of the year nominee
Gomorrah, from Cannes to Festival Film of the Year Nominee
Nixon/Frost review Festival Film of the Year Nominee
Hunger review, Festival Film of the Year Nominee
Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona review
Conclusions on UK Values for the Digital Download
DocPoint – Helsinki Finnish Documentary programme
The Wrestler Festival Film of the year nominee
CineMart selects 36 film projects
IFTA calls on Obama 's administration to support principles
of openness and diversity in the media
Berlinale 2009: First Competition Films
The Ex Oriente Film workshop - made for docu makers
Consumers said “Gimme Gimme Gimme” to Mamma
Mia DVDs!
13.5 million DVD Blu-Ray worldwide in first week for Dark
Knight
Sheffield Doc/Fest tours regional pitch workshops across
the UK

D-CINEMA NEWS
Celluloid
Meets Pixel at next Berlinale
Can you speak the Digital language?
Digital screenings from Europe's Finest at Ghent
First Digital 3D Movie Released in China
350 systems commitments to date for Dolby(R) 3D


NEWS
FROM CANNES

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CALL
FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

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Art
by Chance Ultra Short Film Festival

May 22 - June 5, 2009

- 30 seconds long films on concept of "journey"
theme
- made by enthusiastic and creative international film makers

- fiction, documentaries, animation or video art
- shown in major metropolitan cities all around the world
in May 2009 over the same two-week period.

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42nd
ANNUAL WORLDFEST-HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

April 17 - 26, 2009

Special Entry Deadline Extension to All FEST21 members!
Late Fee is waived! Save 15$
Enter the Festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, David
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Entry Deadline is December 31st, 2008! Your Holiday wish
shall be granted!
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DOCUMENTA
MADRID
May 1 to May 10, 2009

Documenta Madrid is an international film festival dedicated
exclusively to documentary film. Its offices are located
in the capital of Spain and it is organized by the City
of Madrid. It is presently the city's most widely-attended
festival. The festival was born for the purpose of strengthening
and disseminating the documentary genre, in so far as it
understood to be a reflection of the social, cultural, economic,
artistic, environmental, and other realities that exist
in the world.

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FANTASPORTO
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAl
February
20 - March1, 2008

29th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Feb 20 - March
1
The Oporto International Film Festival, now going to its
29th edition, specializes in fantasy and science-fiction
films in its Official Competitive section.
Entries Close Dec 15 Running on 5 theatres screening 200
feature films each year with Massive press coverage 5000
clippings every year - Over 110,000 entries in past editions.contact:
Mário Dorminsky (Director)
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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
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SHORT
SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA June, 2009

Now entering our 11th 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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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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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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your film


ANNUAL
PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS

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