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NEWSLETTER N° 449: January 20, 2010


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Highlights from South Africa's premiere township cinema event: the Aluta Film Festival 2010
It
is with great pleasure that we announce the official program schedule
of South Africa's premiere township cinema event: the 7th Aluta Film
Festival 2010. We began in 2003 as a film retreat to showcase and
celebrate African and Diasporan cinematic works that do not enjoy
theatrical releases in South Africa's Hollywood infested cinemas. A
small film festival with BIG ambitions ...

Fantasporto unveils highlights for the 30th anniversary edition

At the Rivoli ­ Teatro Municipal, between the 26th February and the 7th
March 2010, it is time to celebrate 30 years of dedication to films and
the film industry. In the World Heritage City of portwine, of the River
Douro and the Atlantic Ocean,  Oporto will be again the meeting place
of large audiences celebrating the most important film festival in
Portugal...

Scars and Bloody Noses: the Perspektive Deutsches Kino completed its programme with 14 Films,
With
a total of 14 films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme is now
complete. In addition to the six films previously announced, another
eight works have been added, films that once again embody the thematic
and formal wealth of new German film. A man thinks he's doing a mate,
who has just got out of prison, a simple, everyday favour. But right
off, all he gets is a bloody nose...

14th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Official Lineup
The 14th
Annual 2010 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF10) commence
February 4 - 11, 2010, at the Center for Jewish History. The festival
sponsored by American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF) and
Yeshiva University Museum, annually celebrates the rich, vibrant
history, customs and culture in Sephardic Jewry cinema ...

GlobalFest FilmFest: Exposed
GlobalFest FilmFest is excited to kick off Exposed with the Calgary
Premiere of Official Rejection, directed by Paul Osborne, at the Plaza
Theatre (1133 Kensington Road NW). In addition, guests can enjoy great
pre-screening hospitality provided by Yardhouse and live entertainment
at our official pub: Palomino Smokehouse. This year's lucky GlobalFest
FilmFest audience members will not only receive a complimentary ticket
to Finale Night at the 2010 GlobalFest Finale Night at Elliston Park
...


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FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Invictus review
SYNOPSIS: In his first historic term as President of South Africa,
Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), faces the tensions and divisions of a
post apartheid nation, where whites and blacks are equally suspicious
of the other. Mandela, who had survived ... A world in pieces: The
films to be shown in the 40th Forum as part of the official programme
of the 60th Berlinale

A world in pieces: The films to be shown in the 40th Forum as part of the official programme of the 60th Berlinale
In its 40th year, the Berlinale Forum features a selection of films
that capture the mood of the times in a sensitive way. Rarely have
there been, in feature films and documentaries alike, as many people
caught in insolvable conflicts, faced ...

The Return of James Ivory

AFI Awards Luncheon Honors 2009 Nominees

New York Showcase En Route To Sundance

Sundance "The Festival" spoof mockumentary will be aired on Sundance Channel and inEurope and Asia

The New York Jewish Connection

French Film Surprises For Film Critics Prizes

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MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL November 13 - November 20, 2010
The
world's most creative filmmaking genre is about to be showcased at The
9th Miami Short Film Festival, Nov 13 th thru Nov 20 th , 2010.
Another year of festival and another opportunity for you to join us.
Don't be left out! Mark your calendar now. "This is a unique opportunity"
Submit your work online through FestivalExpress Check the blog on fest21.com

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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your work online
through FestivalExpress Check
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blog on fest21.com

BUSHO FESTIVAL September 1 - 5, 2010
BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group
of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its
course the following year. The festival became an international
breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time: we got 360
individual entries from 45 countries in 2009.

ART BY CHANCE ULTRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
May 22, 2010 / June 5, 2010
30 seconds long films on concept of "Time" theme
- made by enthusiastic and creative international film makers
- fiction, documentaries, animation or video art
- shown in 70 major metropolitan cities in 13 countries in May 2010 over the same two-week period.
Submit online through FestivalExpress

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 fest21.com

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
Happy new Year to you all.
Enjoy the festival circuit


AWARDS

Avatar scores best Golden Globes

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA: "Avatar"
BEST FEATURE - COMEDY: "The Hangover"
ACTOR - DRAMA WINNER: Jeff Bridges - "Crazy Heart"
ACTRESS - DRAMA WINNER: Sandra Bullock - "The Blind Side"

2010 Oscars: Been There, Done That


Well, after watching the Golden Globe Awards ceremonies last evening, I
had the distinct feeling: who needs the Oscars ? I've already seen the
winning films, directors and actors and heard their acceptance
speeches.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wins Palm Springs Film Festival Audience Award

Heartland Picks 10 Truly Moving Pictures for 2009

The Global Film Village: American Society of Cinematographers picks 2010 Nominees

The Writers Guild of America nominees announced

82nd Academy Awards announced Scientific and Technical Recipients

Oscar Frontrunners: Iraq versus The Economy

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AWARDS HISTORY

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...

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Sally Potter, Claire Denis and Günter Wallraff on their way to Göteborg

Members of the Jury at Imagina (Media and Entertainment)

Dennis Hopper Battling Cancer

Ivan Corbisier joins as new director of the Brussels Film Festival

Veteran British Star of Stage and Screen Celebrates Over 50 Years in Showbiz.

10 questions to Olivier Père: Locarno newly appointed Loacarno Artistic Director

The Boston Jewish Film Festival elected Joyce Field Pastor as new Chair

Interview with Jeff Bridges

THE NEWS " IN FRENCH "
from la nouvelle version française de fest21.com

Palmarès de la 27e édition du FIFA au Louvre
Le Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA) est
heureuxd'annoncer la présentation intégrale du Palmarès de sa 27e
édition,a...

DIMENSION 3, partenaire du Stereoscopic Displays & Applications (SD&A)
Stereoscopic Displays & Applications (SD&A) 18-20 Janvier 2010
San José Californie (USA) Le SD&A, qui se déroule à Sa...

OSS 117 Rio ne répond plus récompensé par le prix Jacques Deray
Le 6e PrixJacques Deray, remis par l'association des amis Jacques Deray
et l'équipe de l'Institut Lumière, a été attribué à OSS 117...

Les Finalistes des étoiles d'or du cinéma français
LA CEREMONIE DE REMISE DES 12 ETOILES D'OR SE DEROULERA LUNDI 15FEVRIER
2010 AU PALACE.   1. Etoile d'Or du Film français 2009...

Le palmarès des Golden Globes révèle quelques surprises
CATÉGORIE CINÉMA:   MEILLEUR FILM - DRAME  Avatar   MEILLEURE
PERFORMANCE PAR UN ACTEUR DANS UN FILM - DRAME Jeff Bridges...

Nouvel élan au Brussels Film Festival !
Le prochain BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL se déroulera du 23 au 30 juin 2010 à
Flagey (Bruxelles, Belgique). Cette 8ème édition...

Bilan de FESTI'VALLOIRE 6ème Fête nationale du court métrage du 5 au 8 janvier 2010 à Valloire
Festival du film de Valloire : www.festivalcinetele.com Ambiance, convivialité et un palmarès de qualité ...

Regards croisés entre Robert Guédiguian et Didier Daeninckx au Festival international des Scénaristes
Rencontrepublique entre deux artistes : le cinéaste Robert Guédiguian
et l'écrivain Didier Daeninckx(auteur de romans noirs...

La Sélection Officielle du festival de l alpe d Huez
Le Festival duFilm de Comédie de l'Alpe d'Huez   se déroulera du 19 au
24 janvier 2010. Le Jury de cette 13e édition sera présidé ...

 


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LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL call for entry January 15
Now in its 15th year, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best
of American and international cinema. Drawing an enthusiastic audience
of more than 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity
to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry.
More than 100 feature films - narrative and documentary are featured,
alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs,
music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical
performances and unique signature events such as the Filmmaker Retreat
and the Spirit of Independence ceremony. Submit online


PALM
SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET

: June
22-28, 2010

CALL FOR ENTRIES! 
Now in its 16th year, the Palm
Springs International Festival of Short Films
has become known
world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts,
and for the quality and scope of its programming. This celebrated event
is the largest festival of its kind in America, showcasing over 300 short
films each year from more than 40 countries, with a library of more than
2 200 films available to film buyers, industry and press in the Film Market
running concurrently with the Festival.

(Final Deadline: December 18 th).
Submit
online today

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition : April 15-18, 2010
CALL
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 FunnyOrDie.com 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.
www.riff.it Filmmakers submit online now



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