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NEWS FROM FANTASPORTO
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Insider view on Jury decision-making at Fantasporto: Jury members were filmed

Adam Resurected and Awards ceremony closed a very successful edition of Fantasporto
"Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton wins Fantasporto Fantastic competition
Day 6 at Fantasporto: I saw 2 films only
Idiots and Angels Trailer by Bill Plympton
The Jury goes to the sea with a visit to the St François Xavier Fort
Bellini and the demon presentation
A Look at Porto, and Douro
Festival guests meet the officials of city of Gaia, at the cultural house, Casa Barbot



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ANGEL FILM AWARDS December 3 - 6, 2009
The Angel Film Awards celebrates films that impart love, peace, and
oneness in their creative spirit for humankind. Each visual creation
floods our beings with a light that shines brightly with positive
images in our reverie. This art form is the focal point of our
selection process with a team of celebrated global professionals. Call
for entry ends October 15th
Submit online

THE GALWAY FILM FLEADH 7th-12th July 2009
The Galway Film Fleadh, now in it's 21st year, takes place every July
and screens the best of New Irish, European and International features
and documentaries as well as welcoming a host of filmmakers,
International programmers and other industry delegates. It also
platforms excellence in filmmaking with retrospectives, public
interviews, tributes and masterclasses

Submit your film by April 18th

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AWARDS
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FOR THE FESTIVAL FILM OF THE YEAR

Filmfestivals.com
Festival Film of the year Nominees

"Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton wins Fantasporto Fantastic competition
Vesoul Fest Awards
A palme d'or to Clint Eastwood
The Hollywood NetAwards

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DAILIES FROM THE CIRCUIT ON FEST21.COM

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IFFS
Paris
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Talinn
Black Nights

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Francisco
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Cannes
, La
Croisette Cannes
, Future
of Cinema Salon in Cannes

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(shot by Nickolay
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)
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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Record Box Office for opening of Hong Kong Fest
Cape Winelands Film Festival at the Labia Theatres
Hull International Short Film Festival
Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
Tribeca will open with Woody Allen latest film
Program of events at Fribourg International Film Festival
L.A. Comedy Shorts ready to open
Green Lifestyle Film Festival
Get bitten at Vampire Fest.
European Fantastic Shorts: Short but sweet
La Résidence de la Cinéfondation holds its 18th session.
AMPAS Official 2009 New York Oscar Evening Gala
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film highlights
Backseat Film Festival screening schedule
Berlin 2009 Looking back -- Echoes and Encores

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS

Dragon of the Dragons for Jerzy Kucia in Krakow !
Gilmore moves from Sundance to Tribeca
Berlinale's Queer Teddy; Interview with Wieland Speck
First woman director to receive True Vision Award at True/False
Ang Lee will preside over the jury of the Venice Film Festival.

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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS

Unmade Beds will close San Francisco Fest
European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies
Peter Weir's "The Way Back" begins shooting
Short Matters tours EFA Shorts in 15 fests in Europe

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D-CINEMA NEWS
RealD
demos Monsters vs Aliens at CES
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

Séraphine repeint les Cesar à ses couleurs
THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (ÉCU) ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2009 SELECTION
L'Observatoire publie son nouveau rapport IRIS plus sur le statut juridique des producteurs de films en Russie
La sortie d'Inglourious Basterds avancée au 19 Août

ET sur filmfestivals.fr...
Temps forts des Images Hispano-américaines
Laura Morante présidera le Forum Cinéma & Littérature
Un festival c'est trop court
La Résidence de la Cinéfondation accueille sa 18e session
Itinérances : sélection internationale d'avant-premières et d'inédits
les Réalisateurs et Comédiens populaires à l'honneur !
Palmarès de la 27e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Séraphine repeint les Cesar à ses couleurs
Programme du Festival du film de chercheur
les rencontres et homages du Festival Théâtres au cinéma

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NEWS FROM CANNES
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Short Film Corner


CALL
FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

Filmmakers don't miss these ones!

THE SHORT FILM CORNER
Cannes 13 - 22, 2009


Located in the Palais des Festivals, the Short Film Corner is a huge
area open to all the professionals registered with the Festival de
Cannes and the Marché du Film. The Short Film Corner proposes films
from all over the world, most previously unseen, as well as the films
included in the Official Competition, the Cinéfondation, the Director's
Fortnight and Critic's Week. Call for entry deadline is April 17th
Submit now

PALM SPRINGS SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL June 23 – 29, 2009
This celebrated event is the largest festival of its kind in America,
showcasing over 320 short films each year from more than 40 countries,
with a library of more than 2,700 films available to film buyers,
industry and press in the Film Market running concurrently with the
Festival. The Festival includes twenty awards in six competitive
categories, with award cash or film production prizes in each category
( over $100,000 worth of prizes, in all). Call for Entries - Final
deadline: April 24, 2009
SUBMIT TODAY

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.

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.
Submit
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...
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!


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.
Submit
online

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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


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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ONLINE NOW


ANNUAL
PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS

Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with
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Also see the news on the Festival for Documentaries and
Narrative Movies.
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