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NEWSLETTER N° 397: January 7, 2009

Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com
Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly

OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com
"450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..."
10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips

 

PROMOTE YOUR FILM ON fest21.com
3 500 FESTIVALS ARE LOOKING FOR YOUR FILM

FESTIVALS THIS WEEK The calendar
1 FESTIVALS THIS WEEK: The end of the year festival in
Capri Hollywood...

FESTIVALS THIS MONTH Month Calendar
FESTIVALS CALLING This month

THE TEAM WISHES YOU ALL THE BEST FOR A PEACEFULL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Filmfestivals.com Festival Film of the year Nominees

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are …
London Short Film Festival’s Auteur Theory Award
The Mobile Excellence Awards
Filmfestivals.com Festival Film of the year Nominees

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

Come 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
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Treasure Coast International Film Festival line-up
Slamdance rejoices in independent music

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Berlinale Panorama Announces First Titles
Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai
DigiTraining Plus 2009: New Technologies Programme from Media
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
Votez pour le film de festival de l'année 2008
Mon festivalloire!
Les top 2008 de la rédaction d'Allociné
Les 10 meilleurs bandes annonces de 2008 : le choix de la rédaction du Magazine Premiere
Le Programme de Festivalloire
Les invités de Festivalloire
Le Jury de Festivalloire
Sélection des Films de Festivalloire
La vie et l'oeuvre de Quentin Tarantino
Bibliographie de Quentin Tarantino
Les Récompenses de Quentin Tarantino


ET sur filmfestivals.fr...

Le conseil d'administration du SDI
Suzanne Clément porte-parole des RDV du cinéma québécois
13e Festival de la Géode nouvelle formule
Programme du Festival du Film de Comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez
Forum International de l’Image 3D Relief 3ème
Hommage à John Landis à Gerardmer

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ASPIRING FEST REPORTERS & BLOGGERS WANTED, GET YOUR FEST ACCRED THROUGH US
Share your Festival experiences with us: OPEN YOUR BLOG AND PUBLISH ON OUR FREE PLATFORM.
Become a filmfestival reporter and ambassador and open your own blog on www.fest21.com
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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
In Bruges review
The good, the bad and the ugly
40th Hungarian Film Week line-up announced
Vicki Cristina Barcelona review
Sarah Waters Affinity comes to silver screen
Hungry Ghost will open Rotterdam Fest
Cinema-going in 2008 – some forecast

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

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!

FILM FESTIVAL OF IMAGINATION AND WONDER Film Festival du film Merveilleux October 27 - 31, 2009
The Festival promotes films celebrating the imaginary, the Wonder and
magic from the entire world and allow us and the section "off
competition the kaleidoscope" help to re-discover our different
cultures and our planet.
The theme of the Film festival are magic, the imaginary, the marvelous,
the astonishing, the supernatural, the occult, the strange, the
esoteric, poetry, the fantastic, science -fiction and myths, legends,
comics, manga, video game, dreams...
Submit online

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.
Submit online

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 Lynch, Ang
Lee, Ridley Scott and the Coen Brothers!
Entry Deadline is December 31st, 2008! Your Holiday wish shall be granted!
http://www.worldfest.org
Submit online

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.
Submit online

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is a brand new web destination for quality films, videos and animation.
With its versatile, high quality player and a host of social networking
features designed to create a dialogue between independent filmmakers
and their audience, Openfilm is the ultimate platform to feature
professional and semi-professional film work. Features include true HD
playback, manual processing and encoding of all videos, custom-made
subtitles and translation, animated thumbnails and a chance to be
featured in a professional film review.http://www.openfilm.com
Submit online

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. 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)

ECU THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL March, 2009
The European Independent Film Festival 2009 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 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.
SUBMIT 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!
SUBMIT ONLINE NOW

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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