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NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009

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Revolutionary Program at the 4th Iranian Filmfestival
This year's Iranian Film Festival will partly evolve around the theme
of 30 years of revolution in Iran. The fourth edition of this festival,
which will take place on the 18, 19 and 20th of December ...

Andrea Brings Dragon on LIFFE ...

20th LIFFE Closing
22nd of November, the 20th LIFFE  came to the end.
20 years of feature films, short films were screened, in Ljubljana, a
beautiful little country called Slovenia. This year, over ...

Bronstein and Safdie Brothers on Liffe Festival ...

Music, Music, Music At IDFA
The subject of music, its influences, its artists and its role in
cultural life, are examined in the 18 music-themed documentaries that
are being showcased this week at IDFA, the Intern...

24th Israel Film Festival in New York Official Lineup
By Maria Esteves - November 23, 2009 The 24th Israel Film Festival 2009
in New York (NYIFF09) will be held at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23
St.), December 5 - 13, 2009. The festival presented by Isra...

IDFA Forum Gathers Doc Pros
If you are an industry professional who works in the world of
documentaries, it is a pretty sure bet that you are spending this week
in Amsterdam at the IDFA International Documentary Film Festiv...

IDFA News: Pathe Launches Documentary Label
Dutch cinema circuit Pathé Netherlands, a long-time collaborator with
IDFA through its Tuschinski and Munt theaters which host many of the
festival's  events and screenings, is launching a new do...

ECU Scott Hillier's Festival Update
Scott Hillier Hi! Our early deadline is getting near so if you
directors want your film to be in competition at ÉCU 2010 you'd best
work on locking that picture and send us a screening ...


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DOCUMENTA MADRID 2010 May 7 to May 16, 2010
Documenta Madrid is an international film festival dedicated exclusively to documentary film.
It is organized by the City of Madrid and 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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ECU The European Independent Film Festival 2010 12 -14 March 2010
"The European Independent Film Festival
has proved to be a true breakthrough for Indie Filmmakers in Europe.
European independent filmmakers have the chance to screen their films
to an audience hungry for high-quality independent films, they now have
a forum to exchange ideas with other filmmakers and exposes them to
other independent filmmakers from around the World
.” Says Scott Hillier, Executive Director of The European Independent Film Festival..
Submit online Check the blog on with film teasers from ECU's selection

FILM FESTIVAL OF IMAGINATION AND WONDER Film Festival du film Merveilleux March, 2010
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

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Los Angeles edition: February 2010
The festival is now hosting film, music and art events in the four
entertainment capitals of the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Las
Vegas and Miami.
submit online on


Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced
Acclaimed Australian film Samson & Delilah has won the Best Feature
Film Award at the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, announced
tonight on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. P...

12th RIDM Awards
The Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) are
proud to announce the awards of their 12th edition. CAMERA STYLO
AWARD - presented by the Association des réalisateurs...

L'alternativa 2009 Awards
Adjectiv (Police, Adjective) Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)    

The winners of the 2009 Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival
The winners of the 2009 Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival's
competition categories were announced this year. The top awards went to
Acholiland and Garbage Dreams and more awards were handed out...

Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival gets Oscar Nod
Mugabe and the White African, one of the films in this year's
Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (Nov 18-22 has been shortlisted for an

Winners from the 2009 Vampire Film Festival
The results are in for the 2009 International Vampire Film Festival are
as follows:  "All of the films
selected were exceptional in one way or another, bu...

PÖFF - The winners of the awards of 11th Animated Film Festival ANIMATED DREAMS
The winners of ANIMATED DREAMS were announced on Saturday, 21 November
at the award ceremony in Sõprus Cinema. The Animated Dreams,...

Lucia Tallinn animation winner ...

Nordic film days winners 2009
The winner announced In Saturday's afternoon of 24th of October during
the Closing ceremony the decision of Media Jury of 10th Riga?s Nordic
Film Days was announced and the winner awarded with the sy...

Winners of the Fido Awards
The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust celebrate winning dog actors   Winners
of the Fido Awards presented in association with Dogs Trust and


San sebastian awards winners since 1953
1953 La Guerra de Dios by Rafael Gil Spain...

Toronto awards winners since 1978
2009 Precious 2008 Slumdog Millionaire 2007 Eastern Promises 2006 Bella
2005 Tsotsi 2004 Hotel Rwanda 2003 Zatôichi 2002 Whale Rider 2001 Le
fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain 2000 Wo hu cang long...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939
1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. De Mille United States...

Berlin awards winner since 1952
1952 One Summer of Happiness (Hon dansade en sommar) by Arne Mattsson Sweden...

Rotterdam awards winners since 1995
1995 Postman by He Jianjun China Fuyu...

Sundance awards winners since 1982
1982 * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Circle of Power...


Roman Paul to be Jury President of Berlinale "Dialogue en perspective"/Looking for a young jury!
The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), official partner of the
Berlinale, is calling for applications to enter the jury for the
"Dialogue en perspective" award in the Perspektive Deutsc...

Rotterdam's Signals section includes first international focus on Sai Yoichi
39th International Film Festival Rotterdam 27 January - 7 February,
2010  As part of its main Signals section, the International Film
Festival Rotterdam honors Japanese filmmaker Sai Yoichi with a t...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival Guests highlights
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Vera Farmiga,
Peter Sarsgaard, Stanley Tucci and Christoph Waltz with the Cinema
Vanguard Award at the 25th edition of the Fest, which runs Feb...

Eyal Silvan's Top Ten List
Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan has been asked by IDFA to program a
personal Top Ten List of his favorite films for this year's event.
Sivan is in Amsterdam for the premiere of his latest ...

Werner Herzog to be President of the Jury of the 60th Berlinale
Werner Herzog, one of the most important filmmakers of Auteur Cinema,
will be the President of the International Jury at the Berlinale 2010.
As one of the most significant personalities of New G...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia thanks its contributors for 2009!
CAMBOFEST thanks all the contributors who are making this, our 3rd
season, possible. It's still not too late to make a
Cambodia's only first international independent movie festiv...

The Manic Mind of Tim Burton At MoMA
In what has to be a first, the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New
York is  devoting considerable museum space to a working Hollywood
filmmaker. Just opening this weekend is Tim Burt...

Frederick Wiseman Receives Award at IDFA
Veteran documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman was honored at IDFA's
Opening Night ceremonies last evening with a Living Legends Award.
There is much truth in the name of the award......Wiseman ...


Finding The Normal In Amsterdam???
Amsterdam has a rather valid reputation as a refuge for the not
completely normal. Misfits from across the continent and across the
seas find the city's open nature and history of tole...

Focus On Middle East At IDFA
The on-going conflict in the Middle East provides a tableau for a
diverse group of films at IDFA, the International Documentary Festival
Amsterdam, the largest documentary film event on the plane...

Black Lightning russian style "Have special effects, will travel fast and save the world"
The latest production of Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch and Wanted) 
"Black Lightning" directed by Alexander Voytinskiy seems like another
big Hit, It is planned to storm Russia this Decem...

IDFA Film In Focus: U.N. ME
The American documentary U.N. ME, a lacerating look at the
inefficiencies of the United Nations, has its word premiere at the IDFA
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam this week. In a ...

Lourdes (Dir Jessica Hausner 2009 Austria) Jessica Hausner's new
film Lourdes may be the most mysterious film screened at this
year's Tallinn film festival, one that takes a story of religious an...

Summer In Tallinn: (500) DAYS of it
Summer is coming to Tallinn next week.....well not exactly the balmy
weather of July and August, but a film that brings with it the
sultriness of that special season. The American indie hit (500)...



Filmmakers don't miss these ones!

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition : April 15-18, 2010
FOR ENTRIES!  L.A. Comedy Shorts is currently the largest comedy film
festival in the United States, dedicated to introducing the newest and
hottest comedic talent to the industry. Sponsored by and
named one of Moviemaker Magazine's 2009 “Top 25 Festivals Worth the
Entry Fee”, LACS is four, funny-packed days of screenings, parties, and
panels, plus a star-studded red carpet awards event.  So, you think
you're funny? Prove it!  Now accepting submissions for comedy short
films, comedy feature/short screenplays, and half-hour TV comedy pilot
scripts (Final Deadline: December 18 th).
Submit online today

Roma Independent Film Festival, April 8 - 16, 2010
Submit your work now to participate in the 9th Edition of the RIFF.
The Roma Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is Rome 's first independent
and international film festival. Its aim is to unite enthusiasm for
films and filmmaking among young filmmakers with the realities of film
production and distribution.Since the beginning, the festival has
distinguished itself for the strong International calling presenting to
the public in Rome works coming from more than seventy countries, with
European and World Italian preview. Filmmakers submit online now

Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
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Le12e Festival du film français en République tchèque récompense le premier jour du reste de ta vie
Le film LE PREMIER JOUR DU RESTE DE TA VIE réalisé par Rémi Bezançon
s?est attiré les faveurs des spectateurs dans la section comp...

Hadopi La loi Création et internet : dossier complet
Le 22 octobre 2009, le projet de loi destiné à combattre le
téléchargement illégal sur internet a été validé par le Conseil cons...

Comment le numérique modifie nos comportements culturels?
Olivier Donnat, sociologue au Département des études, de la prospective
et des statistiques (DEPS) du ministère de la Culture et ...

le FIFE récompense CRUDE (le pétrole sale de Chevron/texaco au Guatemala)
Joe Berlinger avant la projection de son film en clôture du festival. La 27ème édition du Festival International du ...

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Une épopée hors norme en format géant IMAX® Peu connu en France, Ibn
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Fife. Réalisateurs, producteurs et acteurs étaient présents. ...

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La 27e édition du Festival international du film d'environnement se déroulera du 18 au 24 novembre prochain...

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Le Palmarès des Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM)
Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) sontfières d'annoncer le palmarès de leur 12e édition...

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cette troisième édition de Parisfx, ces 18 et 19 novembre200...

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