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NEWSLETTER N° 415: May 14th, 2009

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CANNES COVERAGE on fest21.com

Party time in Cannes: Cannes Market opening party and more ... Stay tuned for more tips on coming attractions
Where the River Runs...in Cannes
Cannes: Program for friday 15th
Day 2 Hustle and Bustle in the Marché
Filmfestivals.com Office is Up and Running!
The 62nd Cannes Festival is Officially Open!
Very Brief Summary of the World Market Trends Focus Guide
A Festival Wife - Chapter 11: In Hot Water
A Festival Wife - Chapter 10: Count Rassi and the Nazis
Ambiance, pictures and videos from cannes

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"A FESTIVAL WIFE" CURRENTLY SERIALIZED ON FEST21.COM
Filmfestivals.com,
the online source for global film festival news and resources, will
serialize "A Festival Wife," a first novel by former Variety reporter
Rex Weiner, and publish on fest21.com culminating in Cannes.
Here is the introduction to the seventh chapter.

A Festival thriller by Rex Weiner, Illustration by Nesta Morgan

A Festival Wife - Chapter 11: In Hot Water

...Was
Count Rassi inside? I asked. The old guy never spoke, as far as I could
remember. Just pointed, nodded, shook his head laterally, shrugged or
otherwise communicated via hand gestures. This time he nodded. I
quickly undressed, donned the loincloth and pushed through the door to
a corridor leading to the baths.

A
row of small chambers lined the corridor, each one containing a massage
table upon which, one after another, masseurs pummeled and kneaded
their victims. They offered a ferocious style of massage here, applied
mostly by Russians or Czechs. Amidst the slapping of calloused hands
against flesh I peered into the rooms searching for Rassi. I hoped I
had arrived in time. Every shadow held the lurking figure of the
terrible Ivan. I thought to myself: Ivan the Terrible, and smiled
through my nervousness...
Read More
A Festival Wife - Previous chapters
on fest21.com

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

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KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL July 15 - Oct. 15
Now
in its tenth year, the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a showcase for new
and classic children's films, TV shows, and DVDs from studios,
independent producers and youth producers. Programming includes sneak
previews of outstanding films, DVDs and TV shows made for children ages
2 through 18.
Call for entries opens March 15, with May 15 as Late Deadline
Submit now

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
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AWARDS

Breathless by Yang Ik-June wins at BAFF
Focal Awards announced
Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners
San Francisco Filmmaking Grant award winner

Filmfestivals.com 2008 Festival Film of the year Nominees ______________________________________________________________________________________
DAILIES FROM THE CIRCUIT ON FEST21.COM

Dailies from the circuit: San Francisco, Tribeca, Cannes

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Ischia, Locarno, New York, Silverdocs , Festroia

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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

The 62nd Cannes Festival is Officially Open!
Sydney Film Festival - Don't Try This At Home
The 24th Israel Film Festival lineup
Sad news about Phuket Film Festival
A Closing Report from fmx/09
Lottery funding for the Times BFI London Film Festival
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film: Visually superlative cinema entertainment
Buddhist Film Festival launches at the Barbican
Quickfest Launches New International Film Festival
The International Buddhist Film Festival highlights
Opening night of PDX Fest 2009 was a smashing success

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FEST PLAYERS FOCUS
Angels and Demons star Ayelet Zurer the show in Rome premiere
An Interview with Award Winning Filmmaker Danae Elon
Locarno Announces Initial Jury Line-up 2009

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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
Where the River Runs...in Cannes
Very Brief Summary of the World Market Trends Focus Guide
Vampires and Indian cinema legends at Edinburgh
Tribeca Film Festival Documentaries
Twilight” has been nominated as ‘cult movie' of the year at Ischia Global
The Global Film Village: HiDef Revolution 2 by Marla Lewin

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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

Cannes: Programme du vendredi 15 Mai 2009
La 62ème édition du Festival de Cannes est officiellement ouverte !
Screenvision fait son cinéma digital
Palmarès du 9ème festival du court métrage de Nice
Paris Cinéma dévoile les premiers détails de son programme
Premiers Plans d'Angers les temps forts et la programmation
Les jurys de cannes
La musique de film a 100 ans !!!
Jury Caméra d'Or 2009
Jury d'un certain regard 2009

ET sur filmfestivals.fr...

Le SDI quitte la FNDF
Espagnolas en París et l'Instituto Cervantes proposent Différent 2
Paris Cinema propose un tour du monde en 12 jours
9ème édition du NIFFF à Neuchatel
Trophées du public : les héros du cinéma sont...
Costa-Gavras : L'odyssée d'un homme libre
Le palmarès de Val d'Isère aventures
Corto Del MED
Cannes :La sélection de la Cinéfondation et la compétition des courts métrages
Palmarès du festival de chercheur
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NEWS FROM CANNES
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CALL FOR ENTRIES ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
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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

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).

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


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

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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