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Berlinale 2009: International Jury lead by Tilda Swinton

World Premiere of Tom Tykwer's thriller The International
to open Berlinale 2009


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Award ceremony at Göteborg
Rotterdam Festival audience chooses SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
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Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the
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, Future
of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Independent Cinema from all over the World to visit Rome
in March
Hull International Short Film Festival highlights
A look back on Dubai Film Market
The 2009 New York Jewish Film Festival conclusion
Berlinale celebrates 20th anniversary of the fall of the
wall...
ViBGYOR 2009 Programme Highlights
New record when Gôteborg festival closes
Another Busy Day with Movers and Shakers in Santa Barbara
It’s Fall. It’s Film. It’s Fort Worth
Outfest announces line-up for Fusion 2009
Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival Enters Second Decade
Treasure Film Festival Starts Today!
The Macon Film & Video Festival Highlights
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Liam Neeson Q&A on Taken
Jim Wuthrich upped at Warner Home Video
Hannah Herzsprung on the Jury for Berlinale Best First Feature
Clint Eastwood 2009 Modern Master Award in Santa Barbara
Jazz Man Clint Eastwood honored in Santa Barbara

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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Local Boy Made Good Opens 59th Berlinale
Cinema decline? Don't believe flawed research
Yes Madam, Sir wins 2 docu prizes at Santa Barbara
Global motion picture and video industrty revenue grew 7%
in 2007
Celebrating 100 years of German Animation Film in Stuttgart
Competition of Berlinale is now Complete with 26 films
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D-CINEMA NEWS
RealD
demos Monsters vs Aliens at CES
Celluloid Meets Pixel at next Berlinale
Can you speak the Digital language?

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THE NEWS " IN FRENCH " l'actu des festivals
francophones

Dernières
nouvelles sur la nouvelle version française de fest21.com
2008, Année
record pour le cinema français à l'international
Les faux trailers pour Inglourious basterds
Brad Pitt nominé aux Oscar pour The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button.
Votez pour le film de festival de l'année 2008
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris accueille la 7e édition
du salon IDIFF
Tous basterds?
Salon du cinema 2009: ITW de Tonie Marshall
Salon du cinema 2009: ITW de JP Jeunet
Festivalloire 2009: interview de Marthe Villalonga
Salon du cinema 2009: ITW de la famille Grandperret
Salon du cinema 2009: ITW de Bruno Solo et Charles Nemes
Salon du cinema 2009: Simenon vu par Claude Chabrol
Salon du Cinema 2009: ITW de Fred Cavaye, "POUR ELLE",
1er film, 1er succes.
Les Cesar oublient les Chti's et soutiennent Mesrine, le
monde va très mal
Les lycéennes d'Aubagne vous invitent à rêver
d'avenir mercredi 28 janvie


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Film Festival 2009 : le palmarès !
Palmarès du Festival du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer
Dix-sept films inédits en France en compétition
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Festival CinéRail ...fin mars
La Première Etoile primée au festival de l'Alpe
d'Huez
Les Interviews vidéos du Salon du Cinéma
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THE
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
June 18-28,
2009
Now in its fourteenth year, the Los Angeles Film
Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, providing
the movie-loving public with access to some of the most
critically acclaimed filmmakers, scholars, critics, film
industry professionals, and emerging talent from around
the world.
The Festival also features unique signature programs including
the Filmmaker Retreat, the Spirit of Independence Award
ceremony and gala, and Financing Conference. Additionally,
the Festival screens short films created by high school
students and has a special section devoted to music videos.

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PALM
BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

October
27 - 31, 2009

The Festival is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit organization
supporting film programs in local schools, and dedicated
to making a difference in the lives of future filmmakers
by helping them fulfill their dreams to work in the world
of film. Proceeds generated each year are donated to schools,
in the form of grants and scholarships, to provide new technologies.
The Festival is now accepting submissions for Features,
featurettes, shorts and documentary of all genres and open
to filmmakers worldwide.
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online

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...
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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.
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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!
Extended Entry Deadline is january 31st, 2009! http://www.worldfest.org

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DOCUMENTA
MADRID
May 1 - 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. 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!


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